Jet Reviews: A Demon for Midwinter by K.L. Noone

Title: A Demon for Midwinter

Author:  K.L. Noone

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages: 285

Characters: Kris, Justin

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: Contemporary, paranormal

Kisses: 2.5

Blurb:

Kris Starr used to be famous. Rock and roll. Sold-out shows. Literal magic. Empathic talents and screaming fans.

But he has a problem or two. He’s having a hard time writing new music. It’s Midwinter, which means he’s surrounded by depressing holiday cheer. And he’s in love with Justin, his manager, who has a talent for rescuing almost- or once-famous bands … and who’s hiding secrets of his own.

Justin Moore, on the other hand, is very good at keeping those secrets — he’s had to be for years. One secret involves a demonic inheritance that would make him a target of suspicion. Another involves his past.

And the third involves Justin’s feelings for Kris Starr, rock and roll icon and now his client … and a powerful empath of his own.

Review:

A Demon for Midwinter takes place in a world where magic exists, but instead of being a skill you can learn or hone, people are born with varying degrees of natural ability. Kris Starr is an aging rock star with such an ability and it’s so strong he’s made a career off of it. But that was more than a decade ago. In present day, he’s barely clinging to relevancy and giving his manager, Justin Moore, a hard time. But that all changes when events set Justin’s world on its head, putting Kris in a position of responsibility for the first time in his adult life.

It’s worth noting that a big plot point of this book revolves around domestic violence and you are given a description of it and see the after effects In case that is something that concerns you. That aside, I found it difficult to get into A Demon for Midwinter due to the style it’s written in. Noone is very fond of simile and metaphor, but the level of usage often hurts the story more than it helps. Instead of creating a more vivid picture, they impeded the flow of the story, giving it a jagged, ungainly feel. I spent a good chunk of time wondering what was being said in certain passages, what the use of gemstones or light or cinnamon (of which this text is lush with) was helping express in this part or that. This happened so often that after awhile I started skipping over the more length descriptions to move the story along, which was no easy task. But there is some very pretty imagery; they just need patience to uncover them, like diamonds.

The dialogue also suffered in a similar way, often rambling and lacking focus and I was unsure of what I was supposed to get from these exchanges. In some places, I think I understand what the author was going for—to make the text read exactly how it would be heard, as if spoken. But what was meant to come across as, for example, confused befuddlement was only aggravating when translated onto the page. When that doesn’t happen, the dialogue is often very organic and natural. I wish there was more of it.

If all of the above issues happened more sparingly, like at a moment of significance or something worth remembering, they would have been less problematic for me. As it stands, they happen so frequently that they bleed together and make for a challenging read.

The plot was fairly straightforward and focused in scope, and I enjoyed it, but there were a number of things that kept me from getting into it as much as I would have liked. One hurdle was the anthropomorphizing of objects. The first time it happened, when a rock glares at someone after being kicked, I wasn’t sure if it was hyperbole. But then it kept happening with shuddering dumpsters and sympathetic furniture and after much confusion I realized that yes, these random objects are alive and doing these things and no one really seems to notice enough for it to explicitly be pointed out. But I wasn’t sure what it was offering to the story.

There was a lot in this book that wasn’t for me, and I feel I should touch on a few points briefly in case someone else falls into the same camp so they aren’t blindsided by it:

While May-December romances aren’t my thing, I was able to suspend my personal preference to get through the book, but not without the occasional speedbump. There are a number of times when Kris, the elder of the two, points out their differences in age in an odd way. Not so much in a way that showed him having reservations about pursuing a romance with someone 15 years his junior, but as it shows him seeing Justin as even younger than he is. Several times he talks about Justin in a way that portrays him as physically appears more childlike. And he still goes after him. But I did appreciate that Kris did have a moment of pause, no matter how briefly it lasted. That added a layer of realism, and while this is largely based in fantasy, I felt it was a nice touch.

Characters’ sexual history. I’m an adult, I know that most people do not exist in a vacuum, waiting for their chosen person, but the way this is done, put me off. Most of the heat in the book (of which there is very little) relied on hearing about Justin’s past exploits. Kris’ are brought up, but only to show him as he is: on the wrong side of 40 and looking back on his life with knowledge he wished he’d had then. With Justin, it’s more just a quantitative list and while I can see, in a certain light, that it’s meant to show a part of his character, I don’t agree with how it’s done. As this book focuses on Kris and Justin’s relationship, I wanted more heat between them, and not just from Kris’ POV. It gets steamy at the end with several scenes linked together, but I feel it would have been more enjoyable spread out, or, at the least, more natural if you could see through actions that they were heading this way rather than just being told it’s on the way(in so many words at one point.) This might not bother the average reader, but I felt it should be mentioned as it happens repeatedly.

One last thing I took issue with, and I’m sure I might be alone in this, but is worth mentioning because it made me very uncomfortable was how the underage members of Justin’s family seemed to be privy to details of his sex life. They knew a lot, teasing him about sex toys and clothes they knew had been destroyed during some kinky activity. A few times when they appeared I had to take a break. There’s a deus ex machina for why they have this knowledge, but that doesn’t make it feel less uncomfortable.

There were things I did enjoy, like the introduction to Justin’s family which is very tight knit and welcoming. The idea of a blended family that actually gets along was refreshing.

All that said, regardless of my opinions and person issues with the book, if you’re interested in this, if the blurb speaks to you, then pick it up and give it a try. However, I strongly suggest you read a sample to see how you feel about the writing style first as that was a huge hurdle for me.

Reviewed By: Jet

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AUTHOR: Addison Albright
ISBN: 9781634866118
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A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?

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AUTHOR: J.V. Speyer
ISBN: 9781634866132
GENRE: Lesbian Romance
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Rock star Jo Avery didn’t have a choice about coming out, but ever since her ex outed her as bisexual, she’s been a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ issues. Most of her family wants nothing to do with her, but her brother has always supported her. When he gets married, he wants her in the wedding party.

The only problem? Her new sister in law is the daughter of conservative pundit and anti-LGBT warrior Sarah Tremblay. Sarah has another daughter, too, the beautiful and charming Valeria.

Valeria has been in the closet since she was fourteen. She’s always envied Jo’s strength and freedom, if not her path to living her authentic life. Soon Valeria finds herself falling for the fierce, pretty rocker, but coming out could cost her everything. How many risks can she take for someone she’ll only know for two weeks?

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Laura Reviews: Hitting it Big by Shawn Lane

Title: Hitting it Big

Author: Shawn Lane

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages: 17

Characters: Billy,Mitch

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: Contemporary

Kisses: 2.5

Blurb:  

Six years ago, Billy Grant had a night he never forgot losing his virginity to the jock of his dreams, Mitch Crestfield. But Billy fled afterward, not wanting to hear Mitch’s regrets.

Now Mitch has hit it big, winning the lottery, and Billy finds himself invited to Mitch’s celebration. When Mitch suggests another night of passion, Billy can’t seem to resist. But Mitch has something more than one night in mind. 

Review: 

When I asked to review this book, I didn’t realize how short it was going to be. As a general rule, I try to avoid short stories because of lack of character development and the hasty storyline isn’t my cuppa at all. What sucks is this book had great potential to be a good story. I’ve read this author’s work before and she can write a good book. Maybe for those whom like a short stories more than I, will enjoy this quick read more than I did.

I felt cheated because I didn’t get to know the characters. The story was rushed and because of it, there isn’t time to know that much about them and what truly makes them tick. I did think the relationship that started to develop between them had great potential and it’s because of it that I gave this short story more than 2 Kisses.

I’m sorry. This wasn’t for me. I do recommend Shawn Lane’s longer books. She is a good writer and her HIS series is a favorite of mine. 

Reviewed By: Laura

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Anne Reviews: Lost in Time by A.L. Lester

TITLE: Lost in Time

Author:  A.L. Lester

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages: 162

Characters: Lew/Alec

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: historical fantasy

Kisses: 5

Blurb:

Lew Rogers’s life is pleasantly boring until his friend Mira messes with magic she doesn’t understand. While searching for her, he’s pulled back in time to 1919 by a catastrophic magical accident. As he tries to navigate a strange time and find his friend in the smoky music clubs of Soho, the last thing he needs is Detective Alec Carter suspecting him of murder.

London in 1919 is cold, wet, and tired from four years of war. Alec is back in the Metropolitan Police after slogging out his army service on the Western Front. Falling for a suspect in a gruesome murder case is not on his agenda, however attractive he finds the other man.

Both men are floundering and out of their depth, struggling to come to terms with feelings they didn’t ask for and didn’t expect. Both have secrets that could get them arrested or killed. In the middle of a murder investigation that involves wild magic, mysterious creatures, and illegal sexual desire, who is safe to trust?

Review:

I love time travel stories, particularly those that involve travel to the past.  Add in the fact that post WWI is one of my favorite time periods to read about, and I knew I needed to read this book.

The first thing that struck me when I started reading was the world building.  The time period is meticulously researched and felt very real.  I really liked the details, like Lew’s accent being not quite right, something that not everyone would think of, but makes perfect sense with the way language changes over time—no pun intended.  The author’s depiction of the setting is very much post war, with the staff shortages after losing men at the front.  Although it would have been interesting reading about Lew’s couple of years fitting into life in the 1920s, I was happy to have it just referred to as it’s not the focus of the story.

I also loved the fantasy aspect of the story with the Workers who possess some psychic ability in being able to smooth and block holes in the The Border, which is a kind of otherworld.

The two main characters come from completely different backgrounds and time periods. I liked the way in which Alec is suspicious of Lew, and their friendship takes a while to grow, rather than them acting on their attraction immediately.  I thought the author handled that attraction very well by portraying it subtly, which again is what I’d expect from something set in that time period.  Alec’s personal history is also very much on par for the time period as a gay man trying to pretend he’s not while trying to live up to expectations of the society, and I really felt for him.

Alec’s reaction after confronting Lew and getting a glimpse of The Border was very realistic. If he had just accepted all of it in his stride I would have been disappointed.

I also liked the contrast between Lew’s two jobs as a police photographer and taking photos for a newspaper.  The author describes the differences between the precision needed for one, and the artistic drama of the other nicely, and the fact Lew has had to learn to use film rather than taking photos digitally as someone from 2016 would be used to.

The supporting characters are well rounded too, and I liked the fact there were consequences regarding going up against their foe.  The Workers have a rich history—I suspect the glimpses of it we see in this story are just the tip of the iceberg. I’m looking forward to reading more about them. I was very pleased to read the beginning of the next book at the end of this one and to learn there is going to be a series. I’m now hanging out for future books and loved the set up at the end of this one.

I’d recommend Lost in Time to readers who like a good historical fantasy with a dash of time travel, realistic characters, and a story that keeps you reading

Reviewed By: Anne

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Keir Moreau, a middle school teacher living a solitary life, is excited to welcome a handsome new neighbor. But after their first meeting goes alarmingly wrong, Keir decides it’s safer to keep his distance. Besides, he has to focus all his attention on finding help for a student who is being forced into conversion therapy.

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ISBN: 9781634865630
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Colin and Martin’s First Christmas: Blind since birth, Martin orders groceries online. It doesn’t hurt that the delivery driver is hot. Colin usually leaves Martin’s deliveries until last so he can spend extra time with the man he has a secret longing to protect. Martin is making soup, and asks Colin to join him. As they eat, Martin offers to cook Christmas dinner for Colin. Will turkey and stuffing be all they’ll share?

Rough Road to Happiness: David Grover meets sexy Marine Bud Williams when the two are forced to share a hotel room. What starts as a one-night stand turns into regular weekend trysts, but Bud harbors a secret that threatens to tear them apart. When Bud’s injured in Iraq, David struggles to forgive him for his past. It’s a rough road to happiness as the two men move towards a life together.

Saving Ernest: Ernest Porter is drawn to PC Liam McAvoy after the man saves him from falling in the street. But it can’t go anywhere. Liam isn’t gay, there’s a big age difference, and Ernest is still hurting from a previous betrayal. When Ernest finally confesses all, Liam’s reaction is not what he expects.

Something About Trevor: Paul is straight, Trevor is a flamer. But the two soon discover they have many things in common. However, long-held prejudices, fear of history repeating itself as well as an ex lover showing up all threaten to stop what has only just begun. Can Trevor learn to trust again, and will Paul listen to his heart and discover that despite first impressions, there’s just something about Trevor?

Trapped Nerves: Two men trapped in an elevator discover they have more in common than the inconvenience of lost time. Mason Grant recognizes Parker Collins, whom he had loved in high school, but Parker does not immediately recognize Mason. Maybe it’s the passage of time … or maybe it’s the wheelchair in which Mason is confined. What happens when Parker realizes who’s trapped in the elevator with him?

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Being a cop isn’t easy. Being a gay — or even bisexual — cop can sometimes add fuel to the fire.

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Since he first laid eyes on Michael Phelps as a teenager, young Beau has longed to be an Olympian; the better to sleep with as many other Olympians as possible. Too bad he’s a flop at every sport he tries.

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Introverted, socially awkward Jay Kirkman, known to his Grams as “Jay Bird,” is riding the ups-and-downs of youth while living with overbearing parents and dealing with the pressures of being a senior in high school.

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His equally withdrawn but edgier best friend Rocco has a hearty appetite for drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous sex. When the law comes knocking, asking questions about a crime Rocco may or may not have committed, he finds himself in big trouble and turns to Jay for help.

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And Good Will to All: When Lonnie “Mack” McDaniel returns to town after twenty years, Charles “Charlie” Mayburn is stunned. But he overlooks their past — and the love he still feels — and hires Mack for a job at his self storage facility. Charlie senses that Mack is hiding something, and finally discovers he’s homeless. Will the offer of a home be enough to heal Mack and let Charlie back into his heart—to stay, this time?

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Grateful for You: Jared Gillespie left home five years ago because his boyfriend, Walt Schneider cheated on him. With a woman. What he doesn’t realize is that Walt, the man he still loves was trying to tell him something, which Jared figures out after his mother convinces him to come home for Thanksgiving. Harsh truths are revealed and second chances become possible. Something to be grateful for.

Of Love and Feather Boas: Zachary Bodine can’t seem to move on from the betrayal of his ex, Maddox five years ago on Halloween. Lucius ‘Lucille’ Lombardi, a gorgeous drag queen is determined to change that. The plan? A few home-cooked meals, kisses, and Dinah Washington. When a surprise visitor appears on Halloween night, Zachary has to choose: let the past rule his life, or don a feather boa and grab hold of Lucius.

Paulie and the Wedding Bell Grouch: Paulie Hajek loves weddings and enjoys working for a wedding planner. What isn’t enjoyable is dealing with the wedding planner’s brother, Van Tremaine on a daily basis. Paulie’s heart was broken by Van a year ago because he wouldn’t commit to something permanent. But now, Van is up to something, and Paulie’s not sure if it will end up being everything he’s always wanted, or a disaster.

The Hippie Whisperer: Carl Neilson meets his match in Ben Brooker, an artist with questionable fashion sense and a garish hairstyle. Ben calls things as he sees them, including the way Carl uses his college-aged son Chester as a crutch. The truth is hard to take, but it forces Carl to look at himself in a new way. And in the end, a willingness to find love in unexpected places might be enough, in spite of it all.

A Hippie Independence Day: Carl Neilson and Benjamin “Ben” Brooker are total opposites, but they’ve made it work for over a year. Carl has made great strides in letting his son Chester live his own life, though he’s still being stubborn about getting rid of the Hawaiian shirts. This Independence Day, Ben will stop at nothing to get Carl to open up to him, and maybe make some fireworks of their own, in the process.


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ISBN: 9781634865944
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When an irresistible discovery unravels the forbidden secrets of a man’s heart, the very fabric of his existence is threatened.

Virago is the royal tailor of a corrupt prince. Left to care for his blind brother, Virago devotes himself to his trade until an unexpected delivery changes his life, and a wandering minstrel knocks on his door. What he discovers will test the bonds of brotherhood and unravel the forbidden secrets of his heart.

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TITLE: A Demon for Midwinter
AUTHOR: K.L. Noone
ISBN: 9781634865920
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 85,788 words
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Kris Starr used to be famous. Rock and roll. Sold-out shows. Literal magic. Empathic talents and screaming fans.

But he has a problem or two. He’s having a hard time writing new music. It’s Midwinter, which means he’s surrounded by depressing holiday cheer. And he’s in love with Justin, his manager, who has a talent for rescuing almost- or once-famous bands … and who’s hiding secrets of his own.

Justin Moore, on the other hand, is very good at keeping those secrets — he’s had to be for years. One secret involves a demonic inheritance that would make him a target of suspicion. Another involves his past.

And the third involves Justin’s feelings for Kris Starr, rock and roll icon and now his client … and a powerful empath of his own.


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ISBN: 9781634865845
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Stoney Martin is a well-known porn star whose life is filled with bright lights and photo shoots. One night when he’s helping out a friend, a thug breaks into a local diner, recognizes him, and cuts into the flesh on his face, forcing him to sink down into anonymity.

While hiding out, Stoney is discovered by Hud Spencer, a fan who has worshipped him through Baby Face Magazine for years. Hud pays to have Stoney’s fixed. They slowly fall in love and stay together until Hud learns Stoney wants to use his new face to continue his career in porn. This causes a rift between them Hud can’t handle, so he walks out.

They move on with their lives. Stoney gets discovered by the Prima Donna Modeling Agency, and Hud starts his own software company. But at a modeling gig, they meet up once again, and neither can deny the old feelings that resurface. Should they give their love another chance, or is it dead and gone?


TITLE: Hitting It Big
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634865418
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 5,078 words
PRICE: $1.99

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Six years ago, Billy Grant had a night he never forgot losing his virginity to the jock of his dreams, Mitch Crestfield. But Billy fled afterward, not wanting to hear Mitch’s regrets.

Now Mitch has hit it big, winning the lottery, and Billy finds himself invited to Mitch’s celebration. When Mitch suggests another night of passion, Billy can’t seem to resist. But Mitch has something more than one night in mind.


TITLE: Men of All Seasons Box Set
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634864701
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 93,521 words
PRICE: $6.99

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In these four stories by R.W. Clinger, gay men find romance all year long! Contains the stories:

The Fine Art of Reading Riley: While out shopping on a winter’s day, Stone Daye bumps into Cameron Phillips, an old friend and former lover who now works as an administrator at a local college. The two have a heated and romantic history, and seeing Cameron again brings it all back for Stone. Old feelings are stirred up again, but are the fiery embers of their previous relationship strong enough to ignite a new romance together?

Mr. Hideaway: In spring, Josh Hideaway is taking a much-needed break at his family’s cabin, where he meets ranger Zeth Mandell, his neighbor by the lake. A pack of dangerous coyotes brings Josh to Zeth’s rescue. Will something more than friendship blossom between the elusive Mr. Hideaway and the ranger? Sometimes hiding out is the only way to fall in love.

Autumn Cliche: When writer Chad Best heads to Haven Island to interview the famous Finn O’Rourke, he learns there’s a softer side to the reclusive artist. To Chad’s surprise, Finn woos and seduces him. When his visit comes to an end, will Chad choose to return to his busy life, or stay on the artist’s island with a man he might love?

20 Days of Tuck: During twenty days of a particularly hot summer on the shores of Lake Erie, Micah and Tuck fall head over heels in love. A year later, life has unexpectedly changed for Micah. He meets and falls hard for Carl, a witty, romantic guy along the lake. What will Micah do when various ties between his twenty days with Tuck and his current days with Carl begin to unravel?


TITLE: Office Romance Box Set
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder
ISBN: 9781634865777
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 143,683 words
PRICE: $6.99

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Most of us spend forty hours or more a week at the workplace. Shuffling papers at a desk job, taking orders, waiting tables, working in the field, punching a time clock. Whether it’s a career or simply a job to be done, we do whatever it takes to make a living. Sometimes the people we meet at work are among the best — and the worst — we’ll ever know.

From harmless, sweet flirting to fulfilling hot sex, these stories show you just how much some men enjoy their line of work!

This box set contains all J.M. Snyder’s Working Men stories:

  • At Your Service
  • Blurring the Lines
  • Café de l’Amour
  • Car Trouble
  • Closing Time
  • Easily Addicted
  • Hot Merchandise
  • Knocking Boots
  • Lunch Break
  • Maintenance!
  • Makin’ Copies
  • On the Job
  • Opening Day at the County Fair
  • Order Up
  • Out for Delivery
  • Pleasure Cruise
  • Quintessential
  • Rub Me the Right Way
  • Speed Trap
  • Summer Kisses and Ice Cream Dreams
  • Tech Support
  • Yes-Man