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Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Three (Don't Read in the Closet Events)

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This free ebook is volume three in a collection of short stories celebrating love, sex and romance between men. It is a product of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group Hot Summer Days event and features original stories from 27 authors; if you like what you read, come join our group!

Read these stories online or download the anthology from ARe

Note: These stories contain sexua
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ebook, 792 pages
Published 2011 by M/M Romance Group
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Exina
Apr 08, 2015 Exina rated it it was ok
The stories in this anthology are the product of the Hot Summer Days promotion. The M/M Romance group invited members to choose a photo and pen a letter asking for a short M/M romance story inspired by the image; authors from the group were encouraged to select a letter and write an original tale.

Not the best collection of the Don't Read in the Closet series.



The good ones
The Muse
Plug and Engage
You and a Billion Blue Tiles

The mediocre-still-not-bad ones
Three Months and Eleven Days
Sink or Swim
Luck
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Marte
1-2% - 2%
Mael Day – THREE MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS (First Time/College)
* 1 fade to black star * Review here.

2-3% - 1%
Astrid Detlefsen – THE MUSE (Established Relationship)
*** 3 glowing ball stars *** Review here.

3-7% - 4%
Sasha Devlin – STROKE OF MIDNIGHT (Werewolves/Vampires)
* 1 "mated" (yeah right...) stars * Review here.

7-10% - 3%
Ryssa Edwards – SPINNER (Military)
** 2 plain stupid stars ** Review here.

10-14% - 4%
Tia Fielding – HAWK’S SPARROW (Werewolves)
** 2 stupid Alpha stars ** Review here
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JenMcJ
Nov 23, 2011 JenMcJ rated it it was amazing
Now for Volume 3 of the compiled stories from the Hot Summer Days event. The volume represents days 19 through 25.

As a co-moderator for the M/M Romance Group that pulled this event off with the help of our incredibly generous authors and members I have nothing but praise for all the efforts in this anthology.

I think anyone with a positive interest in the m/m genre would be hard pressed to find anything missing from any of the first three volumes, however, if you do, hang on. There is still one
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Hannah
My favorite stories in this volume were...

"Spinner" by Ryssa Edwards - An interesting story about an ex-Marine who finds love in an unlikely setting. The most intriguing thing about this story, to me, was the main character's determination to be brutally honest with himself and others after years of living a lie. He seems so much more afraid of himself than any other obstacle he faces in this story.

"Jungle Heat" by Rachel Haimowitz - I should probably feel bad about enjoying this story, which fe
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Lauren
Nov 27, 2011 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Once again, I can't stress enough how amazing the authors and organisers of the Hot Summer Days event are. This anthology, like the two before it, is fabulous and I'm so pleased to have found out about some great new authors through this event too. There's something for everyone here, with some absolute gems.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Three Months And Eleven Days by Mael Day – 3 Stars My Review

The Muse by Astrid Detlefsen – 5 Stars My Review

Stroke of Midnight by Sasha Devlin – 2 Stars My Review

Spinner by Ryssa Edwards – 2 Stars My Review

Hawk's Sparrow by Tia Fielding – 2 Stars My Review

Jungle Heat by Rachel Haimowitz – 2 Stars My Review

Pavane For A Proud Prince by Julie Lynn Hayes – 4 Stars My Review

Plug And Engage by Valentina Heart – 5 Stars My Review

Sink Or Swim by Lissa Kasey & Xara X. Xanakas – 2 Stars My Review

Croco
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Adara
Aug 29, 2015 Adara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, free
Again, some more excellent stories by wonderful authors. Some of my favorites in this one are Damon Suede's Seedy Business (about Beirn, the brother of Ox from Grown Men), Missy Welsh's You and a Billion Blue Tiles, Cooper West's Henri's War (a Casablanca remix (view spoiler)), Ryssa Edwards's Spinner, and Tia Fielding's Hawk's Sparrow. Just to name a few. =)
Allie Ritch
Jun 23, 2016 Allie Ritch rated it liked it
I was happy to see so many fantasy and paranormal stories in this volume. I had already read the story in another volume, but will repeat that "Say a Little Prayer" by Clare London stood out as a nice, light paranormal romance.
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Dec 20, 2014 Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, m-m, freebie
I read all the stories - some I like better than others (of course) but the entire event is amazing and so are the people who donate their talents & their time for it.
Serena
May 17, 2016 Serena rated it liked it
3.3 stars

Three Months and Eleven Days by Mael Day ***
the Muse by Astrid Detlefsen ***
Stroke of Midnight by Sasha Devlin ***
Spinner by Ryssa Edwards ****
Hawk's Sparrow by Tia Fielding ***
Jungle Heat by Rachel Haimowitz ****
Pavane For a Proud Prince by Julie Lynn Hayes ***
Plug and Engage by Valentina Heart ****
Sink or Swim by Lissa Kasey ***
Crocodile Undie by A.J. Llewellyn ***
Say a Little Prayer by Clare London ****
Free to Fly by Belinda McBride ***
Lucky Boy by Summer Michaels ***
Friday I'm In Lo
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Nanny Ogg
Jun 20, 2016 Nanny Ogg marked it as to-read
Mael Day – Three Months and Eleven Days
Astrid Detlefsen – The Muse
Sasha Devlin – Stroke of Midnight
Ryssa Edwards – Spinner
Tia Fielding – Hawk's Sparrow
Rachel Haimowitz – Jungle Heat
Julie Lynn Hayes – Pavane For a Proud Prince
Valentina Heart – Plug and Engage
Lissa Kasey & Xara X.Xanakas – Sink or Swim
A.J. Llewellyn – Crocodile Undie
Clare London – Say a Little Prayer
Belinda McBride – Free to Fly
Summer Michaels – Lucky Boy
Bran Mydwynter – Friday I'm In Love
Cherie Noel – Kiss and Tell
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Patricia
The stories that I enjoyed the most :)

Spinner by Ryssa Edwards
What I thought:
This was a nice little story, very sexy and I liked how everything felt very sober and hard. The softeness came through in the end and I loved the protagonist. I kind of wanted to give him a hug sweet, when I didn't expect it to be :)

Seedy Business by Damon Suede
What I thought:
Oh. This was so, so, wicked, in the true mischevious sense of the word you know? Loved reading this one and you'l be pleased to know that you
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Kate Aaron
Apr 04, 2012 Kate Aaron rated it it was amazing
Three Months And Eleven Days by Mael Day - 3*
The Muse by Astrid Detlefsen - 3.5*
Stroke of Midnight by Sasha Devlin - 3.5*
Spinner by Ryssa Edwards - 3.5*
Hawk's Sparrow by Tia Fielding - 4*
Jungle Heat by Rachel Haimowitz - 1.5*
Pavane For A Proud Prince by Julie Lynn Hayes - 4*
Plug And Engage by Valentina Heart - 5*
Sink Or Swim by Lissa Kasey & Xara X. Xanakas - 2.5*
Crocodile Undie by A.J. Llewellyn - 3*
Say A Little Prayer by Clare London - 3.5*
Free To Fly by Belinda McBride - 3*
Lucky Boy by Su
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Sandra
Three Months And Eleven Days by Mael Day – ,

The Muse by Astrid Detlefsen – ,

Stroke of Midnight by Sasha Devlin – ,

Spinner by Ryssa Edwards – ,

Hawk's Sparrow by Tia Fielding – ,

Jungle Heat by Rachel Haimowitz – 2 Stars, My review

Pavane For A Proud Prince by Julie Lynn Hayes – ,

Plug And Engage by Valentina Heart – ,

Sink Or Swim by Lissa Kasey & Xara X. Xanakas – ,

Crocodile Undie by A.J. Llewellyn – ,

Say A Little Prayer by Clare London – ,

Free To Fly by Belinda McBride – ,

Lucky Boy b
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Caroline Åsgård
Jun 25, 2014 Caroline Åsgård rated it liked it
Oh man, I've read three of these! Since the first one was the 2011 special edition, a bunch of the stories in this and book two I had already read - But honestly that was a relief, since this is 800 pages.
I enjoyed most of the stories, and several of them are super cute and lovely. So if you like gay romances, you should absolutely read this!
Though I think I'm done with these for now - Time to read other stuff.

(Also moving from Norway to USA to work very soon, so I don't have much time for readi
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Xtemptation
Oct 24, 2013 Xtemptation rated it liked it
Astrid – THE MUSE - 3
Mael Day – THREE MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS - 2
Sasha Devlin – STROKE OF MIDNIGHT - 2
Ryssa Edwards – SPINNER - 4
Tia Fielding – HAWK’S SPARROW - 4
Rachel Haimowitz – JUNGLE HEAT - 1
Julie Lynn Hayes – PAVANE FOR A PROUD PRINCE – 1/2
Valentina Heart – PLUG AND ENGAGE – 3/4
Lissa Kasey and Xara X. Xanakas – 3
A.J. Llewellyn – CROCODILE UNDIE - /
Clare London – SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - 4
Belinda McBride – FREE TO FLY - 4
Summer Michaels – LUCKY BOY - 3
Bran Mydwynter – FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE - 3
Cher
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Karlijn
Jul 05, 2015 Karlijn rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, novella
I just love short stories. I can read them when I'm on the bus, train of on my workbreak. Perfect!
Anna Quiroz
I didn't find a lot of stories interesting in this volume. One of my favorite stories is in this volume. (You And Billion Blue Tiles by Missy Welsh). I also recommend His Last Resort by Devon Rhodes. It's one of the few that sort of tackles homophobia and it's also pretty hot. :)
Guddovasava
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Tamela
Dec 28, 2011 Tamela rated it it was amazing
I read through most of the stories during the actual posting, but this is so great that all these fantastic stories are in one location... ONE MY KINDLE. I loved this as I found many new authors I'm trying out and enjoying my favorites. Thanks and can't wait for the next author's choice like this one.
Aniko
Mar 20, 2014 Aniko marked it as to-read
Shelves: ibooks
Crocodile Undies by AJ Llewellyn - couldn't finish due to the unrealistic portrayal of Australians using every stereotypical cliche in the book.

I haven't read the rest of the stories, but I plan on doing so.

Stories that appear in the GRL 2011 Special Edition are rated on that review.
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Fairy / Anna
Dec 07, 2012 Fairy / Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
An enjoyable mixture of short stories. Different themes, different authors, but they have one thing common. It's all about love.
M/M romance stories, some better, some slightly worse. For free? Why not.
Although I have to admit, I liked the first volume much better.
Melanie~~
Five Star rating because of all the amazing effort from all involved (letter writers, writers, moderators, betas, copy editors, editors, and grunts) to produces this/these amazing stories and anthologies.

Thank you!
Brenda Cothern
Dec 06, 2011 Brenda Cothern rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, short-story, free
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Katy Beth Mckee
Apr 12, 2012 Katy Beth Mckee rated it really liked it
Another great mix of M/M stories and at the price can't be beat that's for sure. I did break reading of this book with reading some other books and that made it really easy to enjoy.
Beckey
Jan 22, 2012 Beckey rated it liked it
A collection of M/M erotica short stories...
Quite an interesting & enjoyable collection and collaboration amongst all the different authors!!!
Audra
Feb 09, 2012 Audra rated it really liked it
Recommended to Audra by: M/M Romance Group
A little something for everyone. I loved the variety.
Read-A-Book Everyday Reviews!!!
These stories are all just teases! Ag.
Emily
Jan 21, 2013 Emily rated it it was amazing
loving the stories in this book
Helen Peter
Oct 09, 2012 Helen Peter rated it really liked it
Love all the stories.
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Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for

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