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Cover Up (Toronto Tales, #2)
I turfed this book at the 15% mark, and wasn’t planning to come back to it. Objecting to the absolute lunacy of the setup on Ivan’s behalf, I didn’t t ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
A to Z (Coda Books, #2)
Seeing both sides of the story as Angelo and Zach find their ways past old trauma, current ennui, and the general difficulties of staying in business ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Temper Sanguine (Sanguine, #2)
Yay, another helping of Harvey and Gabe! My favorite vampire and vampire slayer couple are back for more narrow escapes and near death experiences. Pl ...more
May 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Forester (The Forester Trilogy, #1)
3.75, rounded up

This short piece (novella?) packed quite a lot into the slender word count. We are introduced to the society of elves, who have a hier
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
The Moon's Dirty Light (Werewolves of Baltimore, #1)
I really liked the premise of the story: oopsie, you’re going to be a wolf. Played for humor, this could be funny, and I’ve seen it done well. Played ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
The Dark Angels: Tied Together (The Dark Angels, #2)
My copy, provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, is for the second edition from Rocky Ridge Books. Nice presentation, BTW.

This second
Jan 07, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
Love You Forever
Examining what happens when a young relationship goes from being the best and happiest choice in the world to being a condition of staying alive occup ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
Dreams (Dreams of Fire and Gods, #1)
4.5 marbles from Cryselle's Bookshelf

This is a complex world with complex problems, and our two heroes are squack on the opposite sides. While it isn’
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
A Giant's Friend
Problems from the start with this one, and I did read the excerpt, I just thought that the choppy style, full of fragments, was meant to be a slice of ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Take it Slow
**spoiler alert** This actually read a lot more like a coming of age story for one of the protags than a healing of wounds. Which is okay, just not wh ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 03, 2010
Kissing Sherlock Holmes
It seems delightfully in character that Sherlock Holmes would launch this story by precipitating a change in his and Watson's relationship in the name ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Bitter Harvest

When I read m/m, I like the men hard. I like my science fiction hard, too. If it’s offered as romance, I like the relationships developed. So I was
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
Apples and Regret and Wasted Time
We never hear the name of our narrator nor of the man whose home he's come to in order to lick his wounds. We don't need to -- there is "he" and "I" a ...more
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Wrestling with Desire (Wrestling #1)
3.5 at my website

High school -- if offered the choice between eating a bug or reliving any one day of high school, I'd ask how big the bug is. This YA
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
Lighting the Way Home (Delectable, #2)
4.5 marbles

This was a peek into a fully realized society for me—part of our American life but unique and with deep flavor. It’s not my background, but
Apr 19, 2013
May 19, 2013
Treasure of Love (Love, #2)
Treasure hunters need good maps, good hunches, and a lot of determination to find their booty, and Dax Powers has both when he charters Jack Cameron's ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
Mr. Plum
The opening paragraph of this sweet short story tells you a lot -- two men who dispute the small stuff but agree on the bigger issues have come togeth ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Acceleration (Impulse, #2)
4.5 rounded up to five, because there's more story to come.

When I finished Book 1 of this trilogy (Inertia)I was ready to spring into Book 2 right awa
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Reach Out and Touch (Sentinels #1.6)
Famous last words.

OMG, there's usually a reason why Aubrey wants Cal to do certain things, or not do them, or wait to do them, even if he doesn't expl
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Queen's Consorts
In retrospect, I should have turned this one down. I’m probably not the target market, because I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy, and the ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2014
If ever two men can’t keep their hands off each other, it’s Max and Seve. From their first meeting in the nightclub where Max had to be dragged in, to ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Alex's inheritance from his grandfather is a piece of land with a pretty little pond, where the old man spent a lot of time. The parcel is much smalle ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Anthony Bourdain says that every day Gabrielle Hamilton likes him is a reason to live. Ok, that was reason to read.

The book is disjointed, but so was
May 02, 2011
May 07, 2011
Melting Wax and Burning Feathers
4.5 marbles

This short piece packs a wallop, mixing as it does broken dreams and dreams yet to be realized. Gregory, who has put aside aspirations of s
Oct 11, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
The Broken
The title of The Broken became so very clear as the story progressed; relationships and men are broken, but Stella Notecor does forge new ones.

With a
not set
Aug 04, 2011
Nathaniel (Sylvan, #3)
For a mixing of oil and water cultures story, this combined a lot more like coffee and cream, with a big spoonful of sugar.

Aaron, for a man who has sp
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Wild Passions
Wild Passions provides several fine takes on what love and sex might be like for other beings, alien or animal. The worlds vary from Earth to Earth-li ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Puck You (Ice Hockey, #1)
Láska and Bessette are on opposing hockey teams, playing for the Stanley Cup, and tempers are riding high. They’re supposed to leave the game on the i ...more
Apr 27, 2012
May 02, 2012
Smoke: Askari
This is a cross-cultural romance, done by someone who has to have had experience in East Africa. The smoke burned the back of my throat, the smells an ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 01, 2010
Azul: Bailame
Once again, Lee Benoit has created a complete immersion in the locale with just a few details here and there. We are plunged into Communist Cuba, comp ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 06, 2011