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TITLE: Blackstone Manor Box Set
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634863285
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Fantasy Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 49,258 words
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Masonry gargoyle Io is head over heels in love with the alpha Cinder, but it might take some convincing to get Cinder on board. What better way of catching Cinder’s eye than gifting him Blackstone Manor? Cinder has a soft spot for the rundown mansion. And once he notices Io, sparks fly.

Not everyone is happy about the idea of the two becoming a couple, however. Beta Ran’imy also has her sights set on Cinder, and she loathes Io. If she can just get him out of the picture …

From the first kiss to building Christmas snowmen together, Cinder’s about to learn that loving Io isn’t always easy.

Contains the stories:

Blackstone Manor: Masonry Gargoyle Io is determined to give his alpha and crush, Cinder, the greatest birthday gift he can imagine. Blackstone Manor. The old manor, slated for demolition, has captivated Cinder for years. Io will do whatever he has to, including crossing the line and potentially getting banished from the family.

Heart’s Triumph: The gargoyles Io and Cinder are still in the early stages of their relationship. Will their love be strong enough to withstand the Council and revenge?

Promised: Io wants to throw a Halloween party in the newly renovated Blackstone. Cinder isn’t exactly on board, harboring a secret from his lover. But how can he deny the love of his life a little fun around the spookiest time of the year? And after all, what could possibly go wrong?

A Gargoyle Christmas: It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all Io really wants is snow. And to find just the right gift for his husband, Cinder. Meanwhile, Cinder needs to appoint a new beta, find a gift for Io, and figure out what’s wrong with Daisy.

TITLE: Galen’s Destiny
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634863773
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 50,991 words
PRICE: $4.99

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What would you do if you turned eighteen, with your whole life ahead of you, only to find out you were a dhampir, destined to spend your nights hunting vampires? Would you accept your fate, or walk away? Galen faces that decision, and makes the right choice.

By the time he’s twenty-five, he’s an expert at what he does. Then fate intervenes when a powerful elf emerges who wants to rule the world. Will Galen, with the help of his father Rénald, a loup garou named Marc, and two elves, Ian and Ewan, be able to foil the rogue elf’s plan? And, in the process, can Galen find true love … without dying before that happens?

TITLE: Heaven’s Light
AUTHOR: Thomas Grant Bruso
ISBN: 9781634863858
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 32,031 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Sequel to Winter’s Light

Christian Rivers receives the phone call he has been dreading for six months. His father has died.

Flying home to Arizona with his husband Phillip, Christian arrives in Glendale to a family in chaos. Christian’s mother Lori struggles to go on without her husband. She collects lots of things to occupy her mind and pass the time. Her sleeping habits have changed, too, and she’s no longer able to stay in the same house without the man she loved.

To make matters worse, Christian finds his sister Paula in a life-and-death situation. In an attempt to escape the news of her father’s death, Paula turned to drugs, and Christian is the only one able to help her through this tumultuous time.

Fraught with his own demons, is Christian strong enough to solider on and battle the challenges awaiting him when he arrives home to say a final goodbye to the man he called Dad?

TITLE: Maelstrom
AUTHOR: Kass Barrow
ISBN: 9781634863766
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 69,063 words
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When Kylor Knightley, a multi-millionaire nightclub owner, is out talent-spotting at an open mic event in London’s Limehouse district, the last thing the stiff-lipped Brit expects is to fall head-over-heels for a devastatingly handsome singer ten years his junior.

Born in New York, twenty-two-year-old Eden McFadden now calls London home and has ambitions of making it big in the capital’s music scene. In the meantime, the feisty free spirit is secretly rocking it as a stripper at a gay club in Soho. But when fate brings him and Kylor together in Limehouse, it starts a chain of events that tears both of their worlds apart.

It’s going to take some serious attitude adjustment for the smart-mouthed stripper and the arrogant British gent to find common ground, but the attraction is too strong to ignore. Sometimes you have to trust in fate and see where it takes you.

TITLE: Romancing the Bouncer
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634860918
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,532 words
PRICE: $2.99

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Bennett “Ben” Pachowski is a bouncer at Throwbacks. He likes his job, though he gets tired of being thought of as more brawn than brain. He loves books, prefers to be romanced before sleeping with a man, and has a crazy feline companion named Bessie.

Ben’s favorite band, Rebel’s Ultimatum, plays at the club on weekends, giving him an eyeful of sexy bass player, Monty Mabuse. Ben is content to flirt — nothing more. He knows the kind of person Monty is, and commitment is not something the bass player is interested in.

When Monty resorts to something devious to get what he wants, it backfires, and Ben walks away. Before he goes on tour with his band, Monty finally gets Ben to talk to him, but if Monty really wants to have something serious with Ben, he’ll have to change his ways.

A little romance could go a long way.

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TITLE: 99 Problems
AUTHOR: Becky Black
ISBN: 9781634863834
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 9,245 words
PRICE: $1.99

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Rob Catteneo takes charge of his family’s business, selling ice cream in a British seaside town, and finds their oldest competitor, Bianchi’s, is now being run by the youngest son, Chez. Chez was once a schoolmate but never a friend, because of their old family rivalry.

Rob’s interested in both a business partnership with Bianchi’s and a more personal relationship with Chez. But Chez is deep in the closet, terrified his very traditional family will discover he’s gay. A night together in a hotel gives Rob insight into Chez’s fears and vulnerability and he’s sure he can help, but Chez resists further business and personal overtures.

On an important summer weekend for both firms, Rob keeps a cool head in an ice cream emergency and helps Chez out, leaving Chez open to future propositions. Will this be the first step on the road to a sweet future together?

TITLE: Impossibly His
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634863971
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 11,619 words
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Sexy nurse Micah Florentine is not Dr. Linus Montgomery’s type. Micah just wants to have fun, and Linus is serious. When Micah suggests they’d make excellent BFFs, Linus is willing to indulge him, since Linus is interested in a fellow doctor anyway.

Yet as impossible as it seems, their friendship works. Soon Linus finds himself interested in Micah as more than just a friend.

Can he convince the flirty nurse to give romance a chance? Or is it impossible for Micah to become his?

TITLE: Restoring the Past
AUTHOR: M. Durango
ISBN: 9781634863759
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 30,186 words
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After thirteen years away, Cal’s returning home to bury his father and sell the family home. What he expects will be a straight-forward process is complicated by an unreasonable family, a dilapidated house in need of some serious TLC, a nosy neighbor, and — oh, yeah — his ex-boyfriend, Andy.

Just as things with Andy start to heat up, Cal’s world is thrown into further disarray when he uncovers long-hidden family secrets.

Suddenly forced to rethink everything he’s ever known, Cal has to decide between a second chance with Andy or the safety of his quiet life with no boyfriend, hundred-year-old house, or family complications. Is this a chance for them to start over — or is it a disaster in the making?

TITLE: To Love a Traitor
AUTHOR: JL Merrow
ISBN: 9781634863841
GENRE: Gay Historical Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 54,292 words
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Wounds of the heart are the hardest to heal.

Solicitor’s clerk George Johnson has a secret goal when he moves into a London boarding house in the winter of 1920: to find out if his fellow lodger, Matthew Connaught, was the wartime traitor who cost George’s adored older brother Hugh his life.

Yet the more he gets to know his quarry, the more George loses sight of his mission — and his heart. Blessed with boyish good looks and charm in abundance, ad man Matthew is irrepressibly cheerful despite having lost an arm in the Great War — and soon makes plain his attraction to George.

As George’s feelings for Matthew grow, so does his desperation to know the truth about what happened that day in Ypres. Even if bringing all their secrets to light means he’ll lose the man he’s come to love.

TITLE: Whence He Came
AUTHOR: Jodi Payne
ISBN: 9781634863704
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,359 words
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When Elliot Cohen left his small town for college in the big city, he was expecting to do big things. He wanted to pull his feet out of the quicksand he called home and go where everything was bigger, brighter, and just moved faster. He planned to claim a little fame, a lot of money, and a high-powered, influential lover.

Well he found fame, he found money, and he even found a famous lover, but nothing turned out quite as he’d planned. And all the while, no matter how hard he tried, he never forgot Tony, the sweet, closeted boyfriend he left behind. He could even remember Tony’s scent seven years later. So when the illusion that was his perfect life unravels and fame slips through his fingers, he knows just where he needs to go. Home.

But he’s going to have to untangle the complicated and embarrassing web of lies he’s woven and seek forgiveness if he has any hope of winning Tony back.

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TITLE: A New Beginning
AUTHOR: Rebecca James
ISBN: 9781634863827
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 78,655 words
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When tragedy strikes his small band of werewolves who’d been roaming the countryside in search of a new home after River had been ousted as pack alpha of his old pack, River reluctantly concludes life in Cascade city might be safer.

However, tensions within the pack soon escalate when they’re forced to all live in the apartment rented by Jax, the human lover of David, the pack’s second in command. Knowing he needs money to buy better and bigger accommodation for his pack, River disappears for a few days and returns with a bag of gold chips he’s sniffed out from the Cascade River near his old pack grounds.

Coyote shifter Foster’s true mate has made his presence known, but when the coyote alpha finally shows himself, Foster is faced with a difficult decision. Stay with the werewolves and risk his mate’s unhappiness, or leave those he’s come to love as family?

Meanwhile, David continues to want to submit to Jax while being alpha to his beta mate, Brooks. Tension in the threesome grows as Jax’s reluctance to take the bite turns into flat-out refusal. Can their relationship survive this as well as Brooks pregnancy and David’s hyper-protectiveness of his werewolf mate?

When Josiah suggests the pack admit rogue werewolves, River’s desire to please his omega mate wars with his responsibilities to his pack as he questions past decisions and Josiah’s influence on them. Will history repeat itself, leading to the downfall of the newly-formed Cascade City Pack?

TITLE: A Real Family
AUTHOR: H.D. Nels
ISBN: 9781634863148
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 74,342 words
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Successful lawyer Russell Bennett struggles with three issues — he’s alone, having lost his immediate family to cancer; he’s also susceptible to the disease; and he’s infatuated with his doctor, who represents everything he could ever dream of in a partner.

Dr. Peter Wilson has realised his dream of providing a safe and caring medical space for the LGBTQ population. But he’s conflicted between his personal interest in Russell Bennet and the need for professional conduct. But when Russell’s test results come back, the results are sobering.

The two decide to confront Russell’s cancer treatments together. But it isn’t happy ever after yet. A well-meaning friend arranges a reunion between Russell and his estranged father. Soon after, they meet two young orphans who’ve had their own tragedies.

With the adoption process ongoing, they all have to adapt to their new family dynamics. Then they adopt another child whose paternal grandparents take legal action to gain custody. Will Russell and Peter be able to weather the storms as they struggle to build a real family?

TITLE: Caleb’s Choice
AUTHOR: Sarah Hadley Brook
ISBN: 9781634863674
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 23,349 words
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Caleb Dodson has lived and breathed baseball most of his life. Playing in the Minor Leagues means he’s close to his dream of being in the Majors, and he doesn’t want anything to mess that up. For now, that means keeping his attraction to men a secret. But when the new announcer arrives at the stadium, Caleb finds himself falling hard and fast.

Lucas Landry was hired as a news reporter for a local radio station, but instead he is thrown into the world of sports — a place he’s spent most of his life avoiding. He doesn’t like baseball or athletes, yet he is drawn to Caleb in a way he can’t explain.

Caleb needs to make a decision. Will he come out and possibly lose his dream? Or has his dream changed? Maybe it’s time for Caleb to figure out just what that dream is.

TITLE: Pair of Kings, Ace High
AUTHOR: Feral Sephrian
ISBN: 9781634863575
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance (Multiple Partners)
LENGTH: 29,061 words
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Sequel to Ace of Hearts

Asexual Blake and his pansexual boyfriend Felix have become the off-screen power couple at Wild Card Studios. However, despite all the work Felix does as an actor for the adult film company and all the intimacy he gets at home, Blake senses there’s something missing in Felix’s life.

Unable to properly give his boyfriend what he needs, Blake encourages Felix to reach out to Rami, a fan of Felix’s they both find attractive, and offer him a night none of them will forget. Rami is hesitant because of Felix’s relationship status, Felix is worried porn acting has made him an awkward lover, and Blake is struggling with news from his cousin that could drastically change his future with Felix.

Regardless, Blake is determined to ensure everyone has a good time, even if that means he has to get involved … in more ways than one.

TITLE: Woodstock Gave Me You
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634860895
GENRE: Gay Historical Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 11,589 words
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It’s Woodstock, 1969, and Laramie Pruitt is anxious to feel some peace and love after the recent Stonewall riots in his hometown. While he’s grooving to some great music at the festival, Laramie meets a handsome young man named Sullivan “Sully” Conyers. They get along well together, and Sully even tolerates Laramie’s tendency to get on his soapbox about social issues and Big Brother.

When Laramie learns that Sully is gay, it leads to a tryst later that night and clandestine kisses under Sully’s tarp during a rainstorm. Things are great, but as always, Laramie’s mouth gets him into trouble, and drives Sully away.

Laramie knows he was wrong, but in a sea of half a million people, how is he supposed to find Sully and apologize?

Thankfully, Laramie finds Sully on the last day of the event and he gets a second chance at love.

Pippa Reviews: Angel by JL Merrow

Title: Angel
Author: JL Merrow
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 33
Characters: Don, Michael
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Gay BDSM Fantasy Erotic Romance
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

How do you know if you’re one of the damned?

As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer.

His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child — and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.

Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save. But can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?

Review:

I don’t know how to describe my feelings about Angel. It is skillfully crafted, I expect nothing less from JL Merrow, and the story intrigues me.

I found it hard to relate to either of the characters, but the emotions, the guilt, the bitterness, and the need, oozed from Don and Michael.

Is it odd to say I’m not sure I liked Angel, but it caught my imagination? I could see these two men as if their encounters were being played out in front of me.

That’s why it gets 4 kisses. Because it’s a damned (ha!) good story.

Recommended

Reviewed By: Pippa Wood

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TITLE: Behemoth and the Wisp
AUTHOR: Linn Edwards
ISBN: 9781634863650
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 13,255 words
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The Compound protects the remnants of often horrific human experimentation during World War II. Now a new generation comes of age, some with strange powers and abilities, groomed to be weapons for justice.

Mason and Jordie are young men, each with a special gift and strongly attracted to each other. When they finally reach out and really connect, they must also be careful. Mason can become intangible like a mist, then completely whole and solid again — even during sex. Jordie is a nine foot tall giant, able to leap great distances in a single bound. Together they face challenges in figuring out sex and love.

When a woman in their group at The Compound appears to be kidnapped, Mason and Jordie must put aside their own secrets to help her. But they soon discover everyone secrets, and not everyone in The Compound is who they seem.

TITLE: Pieces of Us
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634863995
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 12,047 words
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Leo Shelton survived a mass shooting, but his heart was broken that night in a terrible way. Coping with the aftermath has been grueling: he holes up in his apartment, doesn’t sleep well, can’t work. He goes to the recommended grief counseling, but while there, never opens up. He’s drowning in his own pain.

Caleb Hart can see Leo’s pain. He grows concerned about Leo, knowing he must reach this tortured man, and he has an idea that might just work.

If Leo is willing to give it a try. Can Leo claw his way out of the sea of grief he’s in?

TITLE: Smitten
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634863292
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 14,710 words
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Feeling somewhat blue about his singlehood and dull life as a finance advisor, Jesse Fitzpatrick is about to find his world turned upside down.

Jesse’s best friend, Carr de Vantino, is coming home from the jungles of Ecuador. He’ll only be home for four days, and it’s a very rare occasion, since Carr has been traveling the world for the last twenty years for Armistice Coalition; a group similar to the Peace Corps. Excited about Carr’s visit, Jesse has to face the bittersweet reality of life — he’s always been smitten with Carr, although Carr only treats him as a friend. It’s obvious he lacks any romance or desire for Jesse.

Carr’s visit becomes interesting, though, when he slips into bed with Jesse. As secrets of Carr’s life unfold, Jesse starts to hope the traveling man has grown smitten for him. Do they have a chance at becoming a romantic couple? Or will Carr take the next flight back to the jungle?

TITLE: Sutter’s Bay Box Set
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634863438
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 97,358 words
PRICE: $9.99

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In the Northern California seaside town of Sutter’s Bay, the path of love is sometimes mixed with tragedy, but these couples find their way to happiness together.

This box set collects all five stories of Shawn Lane’s best-selling series, Sutter’s Bay into one box set. Contains the stories:

Sweet Reunion: Jason Sweet hasn’t been back to his hometown, Sutter’s Bay, for years. With his mother dying, Jason returns to make peace with his past, including former best friend and lover, Danny Yarrow. Danny’s happy to be reunited with Jason. They’ve both changed since their teenaged relationship. Jason hasn’t had an easy time of it, but Danny intends to convince Jason their love is worth taking chances.

Twice in a Lifetime: Five years ago, British transplant Jude left San Francisco after the tragic murder of his lover. He settled in Sutter’s Bay and opened a flower shop. He never expects to find a love like that again until he meets sexy Rex Warner, the new vet in Sutter’s Bay.

Galaxy’s Heart: Ten years ago, Galaxy Winthrop had a one-night stand with Adam Colfer. Now they both find themselves in Sutter’s Bay looking for a second chance at life … and love.

Finding Forever: Nolan Young has tried to deny he’s gay all his life. Then he meets Leo Winthrop, who is exactly the kind of guy Nolan would want … if he could allow himself. Meeting Nolan changes Leo’s dreary outlook and brings hope to his life for the first time in years. But can he convince Nolan to take a chance on forever with him?

Tempted to Taste: Sutter’s Bay’s newest restaurant gets a new chef, Ryan, who just might find himself tempted to taste his boss, the sinfully sexy, Chris.

TITLE: Unhinged
AUTHOR: Rick R. Reed
ISBN: 9781634863421
GENRE: Gay Horror Erotic Romance Anthology
LENGTH: 65,315 words
PRICE: $5.99

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Horror. Romance. The two seem at odds, yet in provocative author Rick R. Reed’s hands, the pair merge like a match made in heaven … or hell.

Prepare for a dark journey into an unhinged world populated by ordinary and extraordinary monsters. Unhinged brings you sometimes chilling, sometimes romantic, sometimes hilarious, but always thought-provoking tales.

Among them you’ll find a chilling and redemptive ghost story, a most unusual and shocking first meeting for two lovers, a story revolving around one of the 20th Century’s most horrific serial killers, and a darkly comic take on the vampire mythos. This collection will make your heart race with passion … in all its forms.

Contains the stories: Echoes, How I Met My Man, The Man from Milwaukee, Sluggo Snares a Vampire, The Ghost in #9, and Incubus.

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TITLE: Fierce
AUTHOR: Rob Rosen
ISBN: 9781634863599
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 76,246 words
PRICE: $5.99

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Lucas has a typical life — apart from being abandoned as a baby, raised by wolves, and having super powers. Still, inside, he feels like two people, both vying for control of himself. He’s a superhero and a nerdy college freshman. He’s both feral and tame. He wants to do good in the world and, at the same time, he wants to do nothing. And most of all, he wants to find his birth parents.

In this comedic tale of romance, mystery, and adventure, our hero is joined by his hunky boyfriend, his acerbic boss, an uptight college science professor, and his ex-boyfriend/once crime-fighting partner — not to mention a whole pack of wolves — to help foil his nemesis and uncover the secrets of his past to save his future.

TITLE: Only Box Set
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634863414
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 74,064 words
PRICE: $5.99

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The Only series from best-selling author Shawn Lane now available in an exciting box set! Whether falling in love at a law firm, a hospital, or a coffee shop, for these men, falling in love was unexpected. But now that they’ve found the man of their dreams, only forever will do.

Contains the stories:

Only in His Dreams: Darrell Lincoln has worked hard as billing manager for a prominent law firm. But Darrell has a crush on one of the partners, Travis Anderson. Darrell thinks Travis would only be interested in him in his dreams. Travis is just as interested in Darrell. Both men are after the same thing — each other. Their relationship is the stuff of dreams … until Travis meets Darrell’s family.

Only for Him: Barnaby has a thing for attorney Nathan, but the conservative man doesn’t know Barnaby is alive. A chance to take care of Nathan when he is ill leads to a date and then so much more. Nathan thinks their differences are too much to overcome, but when Barnaby leaves, Nathan wonders if he’s just made the biggest mistake of his life by letting the man go.

Only His Heart: Calvin Lassiter is an ER doctor who buries himself in his high stress job. He’s most definitely not interested in nurse Matt Walton, but Matt is intrigued by the stuffy doctor. Matt’s co-workers bet he can’t get Calvin into bed. Matt succeeds in breaking the doctor’s hard exterior, but when love ensnares him, will the truth end his dreams of winning Calvin’s heart forever?

His One and Only: When Drew Richards spots gorgeous lawyer Mark Stevens, he’s intrigued. Though rebuffed at first, Drew convinces Mark they can be friends. After the death of his partner, Mark buried himself in work … until he meets Drew. Drew is cute but not Mark’s usual type. But he finds Drew appealing and, before he knows it, they become more than friends. Can Drew become Mark’s one and only?

TITLE: Orientation
AUTHOR: Rick R. Reed
ISBN: 9781634863407
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 60,318 words
PRICE: $5.99

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A novel about reincarnation and love

Christmas, 1983: Robert is a young man tending to his soul mate Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas, but loses the fight late Christmas night.

Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out and finds a young girl about to fling herself into the waters of Lake Michigan. He rescues her, and the two form a bond forged from familiarity, and even love. Neither understands it, since Jess is a lesbian and Robert is gay. But there’s more …

Jess begins having strange dreams, reliving key moments she couldn’t know about in Keith and Robert’s life. They begin to wonder if their feelings might be rooted in something much more mystical than a savior/victim relationship.

As the two move toward each other, Robert’s younger lover Ethan plots the unthinkable. His crystal meth-addled mind becomes convinced there’s only one way to save himself: Robert’s destruction.

There’s a murder attempt … salvation … redemption …

And a new love is born.

TITLE: The Things We Do
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634863629
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,322 words
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Scotty Reedville has had his office job for two years, long enough to fall for Ryker Callen, head of the landscaping crews. It’s ridiculous, really. How could he fall for someone so completely his opposite in every way? Answer: he couldn’t help it. Still, Scotty would never make a move because he doesn’t think Ryker would go out with a guy who wears braces and snaps at everyone.

However, when Ryker is injured in a softball game one weekend and needs a place to live temporarily that doesn’t have steps, Scotty’s boss Gavin suggests he stay with Scotty. The time they spend together is both the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Scotty, and he doesn’t want it to end. But it must.

Gabbi Reviews: First Flames by Drew Hunt


Title: Fireside Romance, Book 1: First Flames
Author: Drew Hunt
Publisher: JMS Books
Words: 30,180
Characters: Simon Peters, Mark Smith
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series
Kisses: 4

Blurb:

All four novels in Drew Hunt’s best-selling gay erotic romance series, Fireside Romance, are now available in one box set! Contains the stories:

First Flames: One evening, when the loneliness becomes overwhelming, Simon gathers up his courage and goes to the red light district of the town to buy a little human companionship. As the weeks pass, Simon and Mark find warmth and friendship indoors. When an explosion injures Mark, Simon has to make a decision. Can he offer Mark shelter and nurse him back to health without revealing his true feelings?

Burning Brighter: After declaring their love for each other on Christmas Day, Simon Peters and Mark Smith settle down to a cosy life of domestic togetherness. Snuggle up in an easy chair and toast your toes in front of the fire as you read Simon and Mark’s continuing romantic adventures.

Heating Up: Simon and Mark’s social life grows. However, a near tragedy reminds them to celebrate such togetherness because it could be snatched away. Simon discovers he has a kinky side, one which he and Mark often explore. Join them as they navigate the highs and lows of life.

Glowing Embers: Numerous challenges face Simon and Mark. Because of his time on the streets, Mark worries about HIV. Mark’s dad gets back in contact and brings issues of his own. Can this unconventional family pull together despite all the world has thrown at them?

Review:

Simon is a lonely man who longs for male companionship. Not only does he long for a companion, he wishes to have someone special to share his life with. But, being a librarian and a little bit introverted, Simon doesn’t have a lot of opportunity to meet people.

One night he is so lonely he opts to buy a male prostitute for a couple of hours of his time. Though he knows sex is always an option, Simon wants to just hang out with a man, maybe watch television and cuddle for a while. When he spots “Jim” and purchases some of his time, Simon isn’t prepared for the unexpected feelings he has for “Jim”.

As the two men get to know one another, both seem to crave an emotional connection. Both Simon and “Jim”, who has now confessed his name is truly Mark, enjoy the time they spend just in each other’s company and a budding friendship begins to form.

As time goes by, when Simon finds out that Mark has been injured, he leaps to the young man’s rescue. As their feelings continue to develop, both men must learn to face their insecurities if they want to truly have something special between them.

First, Simon is a likeable man. He’s a hard worker and enjoys his job. Since the story is told entirely through his eyes, we truly get to see how his feelings for Mark, as well as his own insecurities, grow as the story continues. Though I liked Simon, I thought he needed to spruce up his life a little bit. At times, he was a little bit too much into his routine and maybe a tad bit dull, so I was glad to see Mark come into his life and bring some sparkle into it.

Mark is also a likeable man. He comes from a difficult home life, leading to his lifestyle choices. I found myself charmed by his sweetness and thought he was well-matched for Simon.

If you are looking for a romance between two likeable characters without a lot of angst, but with plenty of sweet moments, First Flames is definitely the book for you! I liked these two men and enjoyed the story the author had to tell.

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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