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Rape In Holding Cell Six, Part 1
note: this is not "m/m romance," though there are 'romantic' elements. If you are interested primarily in romances, might as well back-arrow out now. ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Oct 02, 2011
Risky Maneuvers
**spoiler alert** Was of two minds on this one.

The entire first half-ish was excellent. Once the boys got their ET assignment, the book went sharply d
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Zero at the Bone (Zero at the Bone, #1)
I tend to not like panning books; would rather simply not review at all. Writing is hard work, it's a labor of love, and I dislike tromping on people ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
I thought this was a wonderful book. What really made it for me was the deft handling of an anti-hero protagonist. I'm not generally one for the 'toug ...more
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Sep 09, 2010
Trinity Trespass
I’m always a little anxious about reading the first books of people I’ve come to know in other capacities. I’m familiar with Val’s reviews, and she’s ...more
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Aug 06, 2010
Dark Horse (Dark Horse, #1)
Christ. Books written in present tense should come with a warning. Have I mentioned how much I dislike present tense in genre fiction? Especially thir ...more
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Oct 07, 2010
Goldilocks and His Three Bears (Goldilocks #1)
What a romp in the park! This is so unlike any other of AMR's: light, silly. (bounce!). Using a voice that a fairy tale might (no deep analysis, even ...more
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Jul 21, 2011
Hot Head (Head, #1)
I did enjoy this. Other reviews do a very nice job of summing this story up, both in its pluses and minuses, so I won't attempt to do that here. Suffi ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Lovegames (Queen City #2)
I very much enjoyed this book. It is my second Aedin (the first was Paper Planes) and I'm beginning to think I could make her a regular go-to author. ...more
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Feb 21, 2012
Just finished my second read of this book, and it was perhaps even better than the first time around. Realized then that I was remiss in not giving at ...more
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May 27, 2010
Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1)
I have a lot of ambivalence about this book -- some aspects are top notch; others aspects really drag those parts down. To end on a positive note, I'l ...more
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Sep 21, 2010
The Letter Z (Coda Books, #3)
I very much enjoyed the first of this series (Promises). The second (A to Z) I also enjoyed but not quite as much. Liked the characters (a lot) but so ...more
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Oct 11, 2010
Will of the Magus
This book deserves more attention than it has gotten, and I think that maybe some of my friends are missing a good read. I just reread it for the seco ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Jan 22, 2013
Wishink Well (Petit Morts #10)
**somewhat spoiler-ish**

This entire series is wonderful. I think this one is the best of the lot, though I had to sit and think about it for a while.
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Nov 04, 2010
Mardi Gras
A very nice May/December story, thoughtful, sweet but not overly so. The writing is tight and compelling; I like the descriptions, the pacing, the cha ...more
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Jan 05, 2011
Dawn in the Orchard
Sorry this will be brief. Picked this up on a rec from MandyM, having a hankering for something contemporary, non-kink and just about people. Glad I d ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Red Light (French Wine, #2)
So far, Thom Lane's books come in one of two flavors. One, his 'xxx-heart' series is slavefic with heavy notes of D/s. Pure kink-candy for aficionados ...more
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Feb 04, 2011
His For The Holidays
I was so jazzed to see this coming out, thinking that here was an anthology that I could really sink my teeth into. It lived up to expectations, each ...more
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Nov 20, 2010
The Pharaoh's Concubine
Whoa. I like almost anything Z.A. Maxfield writes, but this one blew me away, and though sometimes impressions fade with time, my thought is that this ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
The Lion of Kent
Yes. Impeccable writing, and scratched a very personal itch. I enjoyed all of the characters (except for one I disliked as intensely as the authors me ...more
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Aug 05, 2010
One Real Thing
Good writing and characterization of protags. I liked the plot and the setting, all of those things that make a good story. What kept it from being be ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
I just reread this, and liked it even more the second time around, though I'll admit that it isn't a read for everyone. It is a m/m love story, but re ...more
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Jun 05, 2010
Death by Misfortune (Bill Turner, #2)
AMR is an autobuy for me, so it's no surprise that this makes my 'personal faves' shelf. However even among her own work, this one ranks high. Others ...more
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Dec 14, 2010
Hidden Heart (Tales of Amaranth, #3)
I was eager to pick up this book because I've read Thom Lane's others and enjoyed all of them. I love rich, flowing prose, enjoy submissive kink, and ...more
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Nov 16, 2010
Bareback (Bareback, #1)
I took a while to get around to reading this, in large part because I've been burned by hugely popular m/m books in the past, finding many of them sha ...more
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Sep 26, 2010
Admit One
Excellent book. Smart, serious, but fun, too. The people were so well-drawn, from the protags through the minor characters, teenagers and 'villains'. ...more
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Dec 09, 2010
Regularly Scheduled Life (Ohio Books, #1)
I've been on a K.A. Mitchell tear, and while I like all that I've read, they didn't quite make that final jump, except to say they just didn't quite p ...more
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Sep 09, 2010
Idaho Battlegrounds
This is a beautiful story, well-written, with full characters. Despite this, I found myself reading this one in spurts, around other novels, even thou ...more
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Dec 15, 2010
More (More, #1)
For the first ~half of the book, I was completely engrossed, and silly happy to have discovered a wonderful new writer. The characters were well-drawn ...more
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Nov 21, 2010
If All The Sand Were Pearl
Pepper Espinoza can usually be counted on to spin a solid, enjoyable tale. Funny that this one hit all my buttons, since I don't usually like such 'sw ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
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