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TITLE: Brightest Gold
AUTHOR: Olivia Sitter
ISBN: 9781634864534
GENRE: Asexual Genderqueer Fantasy Romance
LENGTH: 21,084 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Ever since their youth, Jorrah has hunted down shining tokens of affection. A ring, a flower, a lock of hair—so long as the trinket glows with the light of love, Jorrah will go to any length to add it to their collection. Their obsession leads them in pursuit of lovers, stopping short once gifted a bright object for their hoard.

A wicked and alluring person stalks Jorrah wherever they go, showing up whenever they begin to settle into a new abode. Uprooting themself repeatedly to avoid the dark presence, Jorrah travels in constant search of a place to call their own.

When they find a home, the past rears from the shadows yet again, refusing to be left behind. Jorrah realizes they must choose whether to continue running forever… or confront the darkness to protect what’s most precious to them.

A fantasy for asexual, genderqueer, and dragon loving people.

TITLE: Earthly Concerns
AUTHOR: Xavier Axelson
ISBN: 9781634864411
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 23,647 words
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It was a peaceful night when Barrett and his daughter were driving home … then something happened. Something sinister.

Something took Barrett’s daughter from him.

Now the only person Barrett can turn to for help is Anson, a man gifted with psychic abilities beyond reason. But Anson is also his ex-boyfriend, a man whose heart he’d already broken.

As Anson delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding Barrett’s accident, he begins to realize he’s in a race against time. Whatever has taken Barrett’s daughter is a force of evil beyond anything either man has ever encountered.

Can both men put aside their heartaches and past to save Barrett’s daughter from an entity that has the power to destroy them all?

TITLE: The New Butcher in Town
AUTHOR: Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk
ISBN: 9781634864527
GENRE: Lesbian Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,580 words
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Amy Gilbert’s been coming to Marvin Wright’s butcher shop for years. It’s the only place her mother trusted. So she’s surprised when she discovers he has a new hire — his niece Jody now works as his apprentice.

Amy’s attraction to Jody is immediate, and she wastes no time asking her out for drinks. Things seem to be heading in the right direction, but when Jody runs away after their first kiss, Amy’s left in turmoil.

What started out as a promising relationship threatens to sputter and die before it even gets off the ground. But when an ex-girlfriend from Jody’s past suddenly appears, Amy is determined not to let the new butcher in town get away from her that easily.

TITLE: The Squire
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634864282
GENRE: Gay Historical Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,170 words
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Duncan has been Sir William’s squire for two years. During that time, he has lusted after and been in love with the beautiful muscular knight. Too bad Sir William prefers fair maidens …

Suddenly Sir William is called home due to the impending death of his father. On the journey, he catches his squire watching other men having sex and realizes Duncan is also ready for some love play. Once they reach the family’s estates, William and Duncan begin an affair of both body and heart. But the happiness they find together is short-lived when the king dictates that William must marry a suitable heiress.

Unable to bear his place beside William and his wife, Duncan flees. Can William find the squire to convince him their love is meant to be?

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TITLE: Blue Velvet
AUTHOR: Kim Davis
ISBN: 9781634864374
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 12,201 words
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When Patrick Holt’s ex-boyfriend Clay Teal asks him to serve as the best man in his wedding to the man he left Patrick for, Patrick initially balks at the request. Even though he and Clay have been on fairly good terms since their breakup, Patrick is still bitter about the way Clay dumped him.

But after Patrick’s new boyfriend convinces him that being a part of Clay’s wedding would help to resolve the years of “issues” between the two men, Patrick reluctantly agrees.

In the weeks leading up to the big day, Patrick discovers he’s having a very hard time dealing with Clay’s upcoming nuptials. He also finds himself thinking more about his failed relationship with Clay and the events that led to their breakup. And, at the center of it all, is one lovely blue velvet jacket.

Will the same problems follow him into his new relationship?

TITLE: Memories
AUTHOR: Ruby Moone
ISBN: 9781634864329
GENRE: Gay Historical Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 69,458 words
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Will Marsden is a man on the run from his memories and his past. Steward of Denton Manor was a good position until Captain Dearne, the owner, lost the manor on the turn of a card. When the feckless Dearne is dumped unconscious and near death on his doorstep, Will grudgingly accepts an enormous sum of money to care for him.

Dearne regains consciousness but has no memories of how he came to be in the bed of a dark-haired, angry, but gorgeous man or how he came to be so badly injured.

When nightmares drive Dearne into Will’s arms every night, the attraction between them explodes. As Dearne battles with lost memories, he is forced to accept the fact that someone in his family wants him dead, and Will is forced to confront his past head on. Will the revelations uncovered tear them apart?

TITLE: Sorcerer’s Lover
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634864206
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,066 words
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When Warin, a sorcerer, needs a large amount of coins to rescue his sister from her abductor, he chooses to abduct someone himself. And he selects the man he has been lusting after ever since sharing a secret, sensual moment at court months earlier — Benedict, the beautiful and illegitimate son of the king.

At first, Benedict is reluctant to give into forbidden desires, but he cannot resist the enigmatic sorcerer’s pull. Yet when he surrenders to his lust, he’s also not sure whether it’s of his own free will or because of a spell Warin cast on him.

As the men grow closer, however, they realize that when the ransom is paid, Benedict must be released and Warin must flee from punishment. Will they be able to end their passionate affair and separate, or will they fight to stay together, even if it means facing the king’s wrath?

Sophie Reviews: Needing Seth by Shawn Lane

Title: Needing Seth
Author: Shawn Lane
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 70
Characters: Seth Landers, Casey Logan
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 2

Blurb:

Shy and a bit of a science fiction geek, Seth Landers is afraid he’s going to die a virgin.

Then one day, Casey Logan, the sexier-than-sin doctor where Seth works, notices him. Not only that, but Casey actually asks him out!

Seth’s life could finally change for the better, but only if Casey can convince the shy geek that he needs Seth in his life just as badly.

Review:

Shawn Lane is one of those authors that can be either a hit or miss with me. I’ve read a few books by her and either I really like them or not. When I read the blurb, I was excited to read it. I mean, who doesn’t love a geek who lands his man in the end? I always root for the good guy and although Seth is a nice man, I found him boring…nice guy and all.

On the other hand, Casey was the reason why I kept reading the story. I liked his patience and he is genuinely an all-around sexy, nice guy. I did find myself wondering why he would be with the always questioning, self-deprecating Seth and kind of hoped he would find someone else and move on. I will say that as the story continued Seth did grow on me a little, so I did end up kinda liking them together. I do wonder if they will have what it takes to stay together in the end.

Needing Seth is told in first person through Seth’s eyes. I think it’s because I wasn’t such a fan of Seth’s that I found myself wishing it had been told either through Casey’s eyes or in 3rd person. I felt somewhat cheated because in the end, I wanted to know more about Casey and the live he had lived.

Needing Seth is a decent read-just not a memorable one. As per this author, the sex was pretty hot and the story fast paced. I know fans of this author will enjoy in the author’s writing style and quick storytelling ability and will probably like this book more than I did and I encourage you to give it a try.

Reviewed By: Sophie

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TITLE: Cinnamon Eyes
AUTHOR: Nell Iris
ISBN: 9781634864404
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 34,679 words
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Cory’s had a rough year struggling with severe depression. He’s desperate to rebuild his shattered life and break away from his demanding family. When his therapist encourages him to do something for himself, he knows exactly what he needs. I want to see Asher again. The best friend Corey ever had who, at fifteen, held Cory’s heart in his hands without knowing it.

Asher’s had a troubled relationship with his father since he came out. Now that Pops is sick, he’s fighting for his right to help or even find out about his father’s health. Then there’s the complication of an ex-boyfriend unwilling to let go.

When Cory and Asher meet again after sixteen years, Cory’s feelings are as strong as ever. But does Asher feel the same?


TITLE: Manfred’s Curse
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634864145
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 6,233 words
PRICE: $1.99

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An unsettling storm arrives in Conrad’s seaside town, turning his life upside down when his housecat shifts into a sexy man.

Manfred is used to being a cat — and shifting to his human form whenever he wants — until he crosses paths with a vindictive witch who curses him. He finds the man of his dream in Conrad, but before he can get his man, the curse must be broken for good.


TITLE: The Grump
AUTHOR: Wayne Mansfield
ISBN: 9781634864138
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,775 words
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Brad can’t believe his luck when he finds the perfect place to live at the perfect price. It’s a pity his new landlord Douglas is such a miserable grump. It isn’t long before he wonders if it’s a good idea to be living in such close proximity to such a moody ogre.

Fortunately, his life at work is looking up with the arrival of a new employee named Enzo. Brad falls immediately in lust with the hot Italian. They start dating, though it soon becomes apparent there are going to be problems. Enzo starts exhibiting some unlikeable traits and, while Brad finds himself slowly falling in love with the man, he also realizes Enzo has problems not just with commitment, but also with his sexuality.

Brad has a dilemma. Does he persist with Enzo, tolerate his bad behavior, and pray for a miraculous, happy ending? Or will the love he seeks come from an entirely different direction?

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TITLE: His Secret Admirer
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634864497
GENRE: Gay Thriller Romance
LENGTH: 44,579 words
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When the first note shows up at the restaurant where he works — when he isn’t designing costumes for a local theater — Jim Foster laughs it off. When the notes keep coming, he doesn’t find the fact that he might have a secret admirer quite so amusing.

Alan North, a lonely, bookish customer at the restaurant, is too shy to even think of talking to Jim — as much as he wants to.

Then the killings begin. Two of Jim’s friends are murdered in what appear to be muggings. However, the detective in charge of the cases believes they’re more than that, and that Jim is either the killer … or being stalked by one.

When Jim and Alan finally connect, can they help find and stop the stalker, or will Alan end up dead before their budding relationship can become more than friendship?


TITLE: The Birches
AUTHOR: Xavier Axelson
ISBN: 9781634864343
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 23,062 words
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Perfection isn’t everything, although it’s everything Leo wants. His desire to become the perfect chef may keep him at the top of his class, but it drives his friends and family crazy while keeping love and passion on the back burner.

Then Leo meets Dock, owner and chef of the new and popular restaurant, The Birches.

Although Dock isn’t a trained chef, Leo finds the food he cooks delectable and the man behind the food irresistible. The lessons taught at the hands of an untrained cook may be just what this uptight chef needs to let go.


TITLE: The Promise of Hope Shelter
AUTHOR: Sarah Hadley Brook
ISBN: 9781634864190
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 50,076 words
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Jacob Baumgardner is struggling to get his nonprofit shelter for gay teens off the ground because the building needs a lot of help before it can pass inspection. Raised by his grandparents for part of his life, Jacob feels that the shelter is his chance to honor them, but someone is making things difficult. An anonymous extortionist seems determined to ruin Jacob’s late grandfather’s good name and keep the shelter from opening.

Luka Smith is struggling to find his place in the world after a traumatic event in his teen years pushed him to run. When Jacob hires him to help with repairs at the shelter, Luka falls for his new boss hard. Luka wants nothing more than to help Jacob realize his dream.

As they work together to ensure The Promise of Hope Shelter gets off the ground, their feelings for each other only grow. But will a calculating blackmailer close the shelter before it even has a chance?

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TITLE: Protecting Max
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634864268
GENRE: Gay Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 41,903 words
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Twelve years ago, Max Harman survived a vicious attack by his ex-lover Tony. It severed their relationship and landed Tony in prison.

When Tony’s released from jail, Max’s nephew Jack fears the man may seek revenge on his uncle. Wanting to buy a gun for protection, he visits Deacon Young’s shop. Deacon convinces him to bring Max by to do the same. Despite his misgivings, Max gets a gun for security, too.

When Jack’s fears prove to be correct and Tony starts to stalk Max, Deacon steps in to try to protect him. Can Max’s growing interest in Deacon — and vice versa — survive Tony’s escalating reign of terror?


TITLE: Red Tails in the Sunset
AUTHOR: Deirdre O’Dare
ISBN: 9781634864275
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 17,562 words
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Former military pilot Blaine Darby carries a load of guilt and pain from the harm he may have caused in wartime. Now he seeks to earn some good karma by fighting wild land fires while holding on to his great love of flying. But reporters like young Daz Contreras scare him — one of the few things that do — because he shuns the public eye.

Freelance investigative journalist Daz Contreras is convinced terrorists are behind at least some of the wild land fires plaguing New Mexico. All he needs is enough proof to break the story. As he pursues leads, he begins to shadow pilot Blaine Darby and, in the process, develops a gigantic case of hero worship.

When Daz is allowed to ride with Blaine one time, he hopes the adventure will help him to uncover the proof he seeks. Yet when a near tragedy unexpectedly develops and Blaine puts his life on the line to save a trapped hotshot firefighting crew, Daz realizes he’s an eyewitness to what may be a bigger story than the one he planned. But will the reclusive Blaine actually allow Daz to report the news as he sees fit, even as they grow closer?

TITLE: The Other Side
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634864121
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 23,138 words
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Dr. Ray Carmichael is a wealthy African-American doctor and political activist running for office on the platform that the brutality and corruption of the local police force is out of control. Nick Sorenson is a white cop who grew up poor and almost lost his life in gangs and crime before turning his life around by joining the police force.

When Ray’s brother is beaten by a couple of police officers after a traffic stop, Nick is the Internal Affairs detective put in charge of investigating the incident. Dr. Carmichael’s obvious distrust of the police force rubs Nick the wrong way, and the man becomes a pain in his neck. Too bad, because neither of them can deny their attraction to each other.

Ray has Nick removed from the case when he decides he’d rather date the man than fight with him. In spite of their differences, they begin an affair and grow closer. Until an explosive incident at a family gathering puts nagging doubts in Nick’s head — he’s not sure if they can overcome the differences that separate them.

When Nick is about to lose everything important to him, will he realize his budding relationship with Ray is worth trying to see the other side?

Gabbi Reviews: Jake’s Regret by Shawn Lane


Title: Jake’s Regret
Author: Shawn Lane
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages: 52
Characters: Damian Grant, Jake Fields
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 3


Blurb:

Former wide receiver Jake Fields broke up with his lover and teammate, quarterback Damian Grant, by leaving a note. Eleven years later, Damian attends Jake’s father’s funeral.

Damian is hoping for a renewed relationship with Jake, but when a woman from Jake’s hometown sees them together, a still closeted Jake panics, leaving a note for Damian once more.

When Jake’s small town turns against him, life goes from bad to worse. Jake realizes it’s time to stop running from who he is and try to win Damian’s forgiveness. But if Damian has had enough, this may be Jake’s ultimate regret.

Review:

Jake’s Regret
by Shawn Lane is a short story of finding the strength to be true to oneself, rekindling a lost love and learning to believe in hope again. As usual, Ms. Lane does a good job at writing page turning romances with well-written characters.

This is the second time I’ve read this book. I read the first edition years ago and I remember liking it. I always felt sympathy towards Jake. Though, there were times in the story I felt the need to shake some sense into him. His submissiveness toward his hateful family is both heartbreaking and infuriating. Watching him go listen to such hateful rhetoric and really not taking up for himself really got my blood boiling. At one point, I wanted to punch Jake’s family myself, so when Jake FINALLY stands up for himself and his love for Damian I wanted to stand up and cheer.

Damian is a patient man. Jake’s life is filled with sadness and angst while Damian has experienced his own heartaches but has been strong enough to be himself and live his life. Damian’s determination to be himself becomes Jake’s inspiration to be himself…and you gotta love an inspirational man.

Though this is a good book I had a few niggles with it. Between me wanting to strangle Jake and his family and the sheer over-the-top angst he goes through, it made me want to throw in the towel on Jake and beg Damian to go on with his life. BUT Jake comes through and in the end I was glad they found a happy ending together.

Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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