Lesser-Known M/M Books

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349 books · 311 voters · list created December 13th, 2010 by Nemesis (votes) .
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message 1: by Nemesis (last edited Apr 12, 2013 10:36PM) (new)

Nemesis It's a little bit late, but I decided to mention here all the removed titles that have achieved at least 50 ratings on Goodreads:
Different Senses by Ann Somerville
Knight Errant (Knight Errant #1) by K.D. Sarge
Out of the Ashes (A Strong and Sudden Thaw #2) by R.W. Day
Destinies in Darkness, Part 2 (Kaldor Saga #3.2) by Scarlet Hyacinth
Mending Shattered Souls (Kaldor Saga, #4) by Scarlet Hyacinth
Death's Head (Narc #1) by Mel Keegan
Windbrothers by Sean Michael
SubSurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane by Eric Arvin
Bedtime Story for a Stolen Child by Anna Mayle
Tainted Blood (Tainted, #1) by Sam C. Leonhard
Well Traveled by Margaret Mills
To Adam With Love (A Gray Zone Novel) by Adrienne Wilder
The Price of Falling by Melanie Tushmore
Where He Belongs (Belonging #2) by Rachel Haimowitz
Fortunes of War by Mel Keegan
Something Different by S.A. Reid
Hell's Pawn by Jay Bell
Helpless by M.J. Pearson
Starfall by Chris Quinton
My Hostage My Love by Derekica Snake
Falling Off the Face of the Earth by JF Smith
Sunset (Pact Arcanum #1) by Arshad Ahsanuddin
Feet of Clay by Amanda Steiger
Best of Both Worlds (Friends and Lovers #1) by Liz Andrews
Over the Mountain of the Moon: A Tale of a Samurai Consort by Reiko Morgan
Latakia by JF Smith
Back in the Closet (The Closet #2) by KevaD
The Epic Love Story of Doug and Stephen by Valerie Z. Lewis
Reclaiming His Dragon by Eden Cole
Azure Seas & Dragon Isles by Tygati
Stasis (Ennek #1) by Kim Fielding
Under Contract by Helen Saito
Khyber Run by Amber Green
The Dove Keeper. by Emily James Ray
The Lonely War by Alan Chin
You Never Cared by Michele L. Montgomery
Hot Hands (College Fun and Gays #1) by Erica Pike
Glitter (Beach Duo #0.5) by Diana DeRicci
A Calling for Pleasure (Lars and Rael #1) by J.L. Merrow
Redemption by Olivia Duncan Craig
Only Sam by Em Woods
Stray by Ash Penn
Lone Wolf by Shelley Munro
King Perry by Edmond Manning
Raven and the Wolf (Eyrder Saga #1) by Mari Evers
Fireheart (Chay Trilogy #1) by Gloria H. Giroux
The Definitive Albert J. Sterne (Albert J. Sterne) by Julie Bozza
The Dragon and His Houseboy by Crymsyn Hart
Lancelot And The Wolf (The Knights of Camelot #1) by Sarah Luddington
The Love Thing by Chris Delyani
Bob the Book by David Pratt
Pop Life by Ryan Loveless
Orphan's Quest (The Chronicles of Firma #1) by Pat Nelson Childs
Allegiance: A Dublin Novella by Heather Domin
Confessions of a Rentboy by T.R. Verten
Santuario (Santuario #1) by G.B. Gordon
Between Boyfriends by Michael Salvatore


message 2: by Charming (new)

Charming Several of these have reached the 50 mark:

Raven and the Wolf by Mari Evers
King Perry by Edmond Manning
Only Sam by Em Woods
Lone Wolf by Shelley Munro


Perhaps people found them through this list. :-)


message 3: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Charming wrote: "...Perhaps people found them through this list. :-) "

I do hope so! Thanks for pointing them out!


message 4: by Charming (new)

Charming Books that have reached 50:

Fireheart (Chay Trilogy, #1) by Gloria H. Giroux
Grade-A-Sex Deal (College Fun and Gays, #2) by Erica Pike
VN2 by Gwenna Sebastian
Caught by A.B. Gayle
Alien 'n' Outlaw by K.C. Burn
Willy by Robert Dunbar
Speechless by Kim Fielding
The Dragon and His Houseboy by Crymsyn Hart
Lancelot And The Wolf (The Knights Of Camelot, #1) by Sarah Luddington
The Love Thing by Chris Delyani
Bob the Book by David Pratt
Ports of Call by Sean Kennedy
All Roads Lead To You by Harper Fox
Servitude by Rebecca Cohe
Pop Life by Ryan Loveless
Orphan's Quest (The Chronicles of Firma, #1) by Pat Nelson Childs


message 5: by Charming (last edited Nov 14, 2012 08:11PM) (new)

Charming Books that have reached the magic 50:

Brushback by by Jamie Scofield
P’tit Cadeau by Anel Viz
Flux by Kim Fielding
Jumbo by Todd Young
Shadows on the Heart (Masters of Time #1) by N.J. Nielsen
Discreet Young Gentleman by M.J. Pearson
Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon
To Catch A Fox by Geoffrey Knight


message 6: by Reggie (last edited Nov 23, 2012 10:15PM) (new)

Reggie Books over 50+

Half Moon Chambers is at 60+ Ratings

Allegiance: A Dublin Novella is at 50


message 7: by Reggie (last edited Nov 23, 2012 10:18PM) (new)

Reggie Too bad there aren't more parameters for this list like: Average rating over 3.25/3.5, Published more than 4/6 months, at least 5 ratings...

Some of these have 0 ratings and 1 vote? {scratches head}


message 8: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Reggie wrote: "Too bad there aren't more parameters for this list like: Average rating over 3.25/3.5, Published more than 4/6 months, at least 5 ratings...

Some of these have 0 ratings and 1 vote? {scratches head}"


Well, I wanted this list not to be restrictive, considering that it's not a fair attitude towards those books with zero ratings to be excluded. Who knows when some great stories appear among them. And this list is about those books that interest us as potential readings, too, regardless if they were read before or not. As for those read previously by others, the ratings have less importance, in the end our subjectivity will probably prevail when adding a book here.

So, I agree, these parameters are useful, but for another list :), something like "Underrated m/m books". I wonder if one as such exists already.


message 9: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis I didn't find any list of this kind, so I created one:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/27...


message 10: by Reggie (new)

Reggie Thanks Nemisis! You are Terrific!!!!! <3


message 11: by Charming (last edited Mar 14, 2013 07:02AM) (new)

Charming Books over 50:

Nico's Fire (Elements of Love, #2) by Sui Lynn
Paul's Dream by Rowan McBride
Listening To Dust by Brandon Shire
Little Stalker (College Fun and Gays #4) by Erica Pike
Volle by Kyell Gold
Out On The Net by Rick R. Reed
Equipoise by Kim Fielding
Scars by Lynley Wayne
Out of the Ashes by Olivia Duncan Craig
The Little Death (Henry Rios Mystery, #1) by Michael Nava
Me and Mine by Sarah Goodwin
Changing Worlds by Cari Z.
To Catch A Fox by Geoffrey Knight


message 12: by Charming (last edited Mar 14, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

Charming Over 50 ratings:

Buddha on the Road by Jeff Pearce
The Long Con by Lori Toland
The Devil's Fire (The Kingdom of Orielle, #1) by Sara Bell*
crush by Laura Susan Johnson


(*I think someone didn't read the directions - this one has 535 ratings and was published in 2008!)


message 13: by Charming (last edited May 11, 2013 01:55PM) (new)

Charming Choices by Grace R. Duncan
Înflori by A.F. Henley
Look Away Silence by Edward C. Patterson
Me, Myself and I (Dark Reflections, #1) by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys by G.R. Richards
1989 by Sam C. Leonhard
Perfect For Me by D.H. Starr
A Ghoul Like You by J.L. Merrow


message 14: by Vera (new)

Vera Alien smith snd jones has over fifty ratings, probably more i have not noticed yet


message 15: by Vera (new)

Vera And someday never comes by mk kayem is double listed: 255 & 301


message 16: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Why not just make another list from the books that have bumped across the 50 reviews mark?
The Not-So Lesser Known or something...


message 17: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Dennis wrote: "Why not just make another list from the books that have bumped across the 50 reviews mark?
The Not-So Lesser Known or something..."


I wouldn't create such a list as it would be hard to maintain a close watch on it. The lists are public and anyone can add new books to them, so practically every book with more than 50 ratings or reviews would qualify.
And the fact that every time I would be deleting a book that doesn't qualify here anymore I'll have to add it to the other list, time consuming it would be, for me at least.

But if anyone is willing to do it (creating the new list, monitoring this list for the titles over 50 and so on) they may do it anytime.


message 18: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany j ok i have asked everyone i can think of and no one knows the name of this book or author. so im going to ask here. the book is about a vampire assistant/secretary thats been in love with his boss/matser vampire. the council tries to get the boss to mate and someone brings to his attention that his secretary has had a thing for him thats why hes stayed his secretary. with his eyes open they finally get together. its a mm vampire book! any hints on by who


message 20: by Charming (last edited Jul 10, 2014 11:15AM) (new)

Charming Books that have reached 50 reviews:

Sea Change by Chris Quinton
Skin (The Ark Trilogy, #1) by Jesse Daro
Timshel by Lillian Turner
Latitude Extreme (Latitude Series, #2) by Jackie Nacht
Jimmy by Luke Hartwell
A Life Apart by Roger Kean
The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John Weir


message 21: by Charming (new)

Charming Removed for reaching 50 reviews:

Turning Idolater by Edward C. Patterson
Love is a Stranger (More Heat Than the Sun #1) by John Wiltshire
Unicorn's Peril (Keeper of the Land, #1) by Mark Alders
The Forgotten Man by Ryan Loveless
Puppy Tax by J. Rocci
Love You to Death (Stan Kraychik Mystery #2) by Grant Michaels
Catalyst (Argo, #1) by Claire Russett
Chemistry by Lewis DeSimone
A New Beginning (Sumeria's Sons, #2.1) (Sumeria's Magi, #0.1) by Lexi Ander
Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships (Agamemnon Frost, #2) by Kim Knox
My Boyfriend’s an Alien by L.M. Brown
House of Nicolaus (Gladiators, #3) by D.J. Manly
Carried Away by David Stein


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