Short Story: Kindle Freebie. Dirty Play is part of the Dirty Shorts anthology. As a gamer girl/RPG fanatic, I loved the story. I fear non-gamers will eShort Story: Kindle Freebie. Dirty Play is part of the Dirty Shorts anthology. As a gamer girl/RPG fanatic, I loved the story. I fear non-gamers will either be intrigued to play or feel slightly lost while reading. The actual gameplay was well described in a way that players would get a kick out of it and nonplayers would understand. FYI, my rouge in D&D was later named for one of the kids in my book series(Azriel)little known fact <-- but this review isn't about me *snickers*.
I just love the quarkiness of these short stories. I feel like I have a home within the stories as I grin and feel like I'm a part of an inside joke. Male/male romance with an amusing kick. Time for me to read the next!! ...more
Short Story: Kindle Freebie, included in the Dirty Shorts anthology. PLEASE, I beg of you, Kyle Adams, give me more Darkfist&Moltenman! Please, thShort Story: Kindle Freebie, included in the Dirty Shorts anthology. PLEASE, I beg of you, Kyle Adams, give me more Darkfist&Moltenman! Please, this girl has a very stress-filled life and I really enjoyed this pair of characters.
Quote in the spoiler. (view spoiler)[ "You're right. You are the worst superhero, like ever. Letting millions die while letting your enemy fuck your tight ass. Shame one you, Moltenman." "I think social etiquette dictates to at least pull your cock out of someone's ass before you insult them. Don't be rude, Darkfist." (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Short Story: Kindle Freebie, included in the Dirty Shorts anthology. What is the perfect read for a Geek Girl BDSM writer? This story. Two men role plShort Story: Kindle Freebie, included in the Dirty Shorts anthology. What is the perfect read for a Geek Girl BDSM writer? This story. Two men role play as a superhero and a villain. It was piss your pants funny and dampen your panties hot. I was excited to learn that their story continues. Both characters are endearing and amusing. ...more
Short story: Kindle freebie, story within the Dirty Shorts anthology.
UM... yeah. The other shorts I've read so far were cute, amusing, and sweet... yShort story: Kindle freebie, story within the Dirty Shorts anthology.
UM... yeah. The other shorts I've read so far were cute, amusing, and sweet... yeah, this had an entirely different tone to the story, not that I minded. HOT. DIRTY. SEXY. MALE. AGGRESSION.
I'm still blushing, dammit!
Quote that did me in. "Okay, fuck me like you paid for it." I think I'd suffered some brain damage earlier because I didn't know what he meant. "What the fuck does that mean?" "Fuck me like you would a whore. Hard, fast, dirty, but don't cry after," he snapped back at me....more
Short story: Kindle freebie, a story within the Dirty Shorts anthology.
Kyle Adams stories are short and sweet and seem to plaster a goofy smile uponShort story: Kindle freebie, a story within the Dirty Shorts anthology.
Kyle Adams stories are short and sweet and seem to plaster a goofy smile upon my face. I find myself randomly laughing through the duration of the read. While sexy, it's endearing and entertaining. Definitely recommend for m/m fans who would like half an hour of escapism.
I've read some reviews on this series, some are poor and some are fangirly. I've seen people complain about the author behaving badly with reviewers,I've read some reviews on this series, some are poor and some are fangirly. I've seen people complain about the author behaving badly with reviewers, screaming Do NOT read like we are traitors or such for reading & enjoying. Being an author myself, a reviewer, and a reader, I sympathize with all the parties. I can see how they both were right and wrong. & I refuse to be bullied either way. I'd hate for people to miss out on a book because of things that have absolutely nothing to do with the story. Frankly, I don't really care. The only review I will give for the book is about the book, The Selection.
Simply: I was entertained, and that's why I read. So entertained that after I spend two minutes typing this out, I've already bought the Elite and I am hungering to start. The premise is like the Bachelor meets Dystopian Fiction. Ah, reality television mixed with a chaotic world, what could be better than that? the world building is incomplete, but I believe this was on purpose, as most of the mystery surrounding the story is world building related. While love-triangle hater will not enjoy that line of the storyline, I'm a sucker for a triangle. & this triangle was properly written and doled out in a healthy doses. The pacing was slightly slow, but not enough to leave me bored. In fact, I started this book after finishing another book. It was midnight, & I needed something to push the story away so I could sleep. I found myself at 90%, it was 5 a.m., and my laptop was on 6% battery life. I passed out and promptly woke up to a fully-charged battery, eager to finish and start the Elite. As I said before, I read to be entertained, and I was thoroughly entertained. So what do I care about a reviewer and the author fighting over a poor review. Especially from someone who has been on both sides of this battle. I've had reviewers personally attack me, and I've had authors attack me over reviews I've written. So I'd rather just read, and tell the people who look to me for recommendations whether or not I enjoyed the book and if they would by their likes and dislikes. Who cares if two-heads bashed over someone else's review? I read BOOKS, not make friends... unless it's friends with fictitious characters. ...more
I'm having a difficult time deciding on an angle to review this book. Was Between Sinners and Saints the best book I've ever read? The most exciting?I'm having a difficult time deciding on an angle to review this book. Was Between Sinners and Saints the best book I've ever read? The most exciting? The sexiest or hottest? Fast-paced? The best written from a literary standpoint? NO
But Marie Sexton did something that is almost impossible to do... No matter how ignorant or homophobic the reader, there was no escaping total acceptance. I don't see how anyone could read this book and still have a shred of doubt on whether or not Gay shouldn't be an issue or why we are so arrogant to feel that we should have a say in anyone else's love-life.
Sexton tackles some difficult topics: Abuse. Homosexuality. Religion. Family. And it is written in an authentic, non-salacious manner that anyone could relate to- or should relate to. I struggle for words to describe the book. Real is what came to me first, followed by authentic and raw.
Jaime was written perfectly in my opinion. I've read books about surviving abuse, and the emotions and actions of the survivor aren't... real. I guess you had to have been in that position to grasp the emotions of not being a victim but a survivor, of not living but surviving. The difficulty to feel alive, even at small increments. When I read other stories of abuse, it feels false. There is no easy smile or quick to laugh in reality. You can ignore it until it creeps up on you, but it's has a life of its own. When you least expect it, you're frozen with dread. You are only partially in the here-and-now at any given moment- ever. No amount of healing will completely heal you. You embrace whatever happiness envelopes you and pray it lasts, and are thankful for people who understand and accept you for who and what you are. There is no trivializing it. Sexton made the abuse feel real, as if it were a character within the book- a myriad of emotions you couldn't deny.
Religion: Whether you are a believer, sinner, saint, or atheist, I believe that religion is between you and your God. It's not about a doctrine or a house of worship; it is your ability to own your actions and accept the consequences. It's not my business what you have to say to your God. Why anyone else is arrogant enough to think otherwise is beyond my grasp. I just want to scream, "You wouldn't ever renounce your faith and belief system, don't demand me to renounce mine. & We will just accept the difference." Sexton does a beautiful job setting a foundation for the religious issues within the book. Without bringing down the Mormon faith, the story spells out that faith is subjective- it is an intangible thing that can't be explained, so how can it be black and white to so many of us.
I found Between Sinners and Saints impossible to put down- poignant. I can't point out just one reason or even a dozen of the why of it. I guess that was the beauty of the read... ...more
When I happened upon this book, I thought what a ridiculous title. I'm a strange one. I tend to avoid books because of their title or cover. Yes, I juWhen I happened upon this book, I thought what a ridiculous title. I'm a strange one. I tend to avoid books because of their title or cover. Yes, I judge books by their cover. Spank me. I've learned in the past that it's not a wise thing to do. Several of my favorite series wouldn't have been devoured- a lot of them actually.
Reviews had me buying the book, the title had it waiting. Now I'm torn, happy I waited and miserable that I judged it. & there isn't another book.... It does have a series title, so there's hope for more!
Five Star Cover. The title was... ridiculous... until you realized the significance to the story. It could be taken 3 ways, 2 of which had me rolling my eyes. (Fireman & *points at the nearest dude's groin*)
I have to say that Hot Head is the best book I've read in this genre. I'm sure it's because it's the first male author I read that wrote m/m romance. My guys didn't wimp out on me until it came to the ending. But... true love and all that jazz- so he is forgiven. I read this book in one sitting. I read in bed from 10 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. The only break I took was to hit my book mate up with a get to reading this book NOW email.
Alpha Males: Double check. Remain Alpha males: Double check Territorialism: Check HOT: Surface of the Sun- Nuclear HOT Authentically male: Double check Predictability: On par with traditional romance Angst: Hell Yeah! Rereadability: Try and stop me. Recommend: M/M lovers Read more from this Author: YES
I will say... what HOT HEAD actually stood for... that may have been an actual line out of that 3 a.m. email to my reading bud! ;) I growled at the book when it didn't show the first dual scene at Hothead- growled! It was worth the wait. Because when I did get to finally read it, I was emailing my girl mid-scene, and then repeated the scene from the beginning.
When I finished that scene, I needed a cigarette and a stiff drink... I don't smoke! ...more
First reading: Dec. 31st, 2012 Second reading: Dec. 12th, 2013
Reread the series as a refresher of the final book, Avoiding Temptation, and boy am I scFirst reading: Dec. 31st, 2012 Second reading: Dec. 12th, 2013
Reread the series as a refresher of the final book, Avoiding Temptation, and boy am I scared to start it. I'll need some kind of vice to get me through the aftermath and some saccharine contemporary romance to make me feel warm and fuzzy again. I have a bad feeling I'm not going to enjoy the emotional torture of AT.
Review written 12/31/12: After reading Avoiding Commitment and Avoiding Responsibility in a 24-hour time frame I'm strung out. I had a love/hate relationship with Avoiding Commitment. I hated it... no, I loved it... & then I'd hate it again... It was a train wreck. I'd love to say that it wasn't realistic, but f*ck, I've done some of Lexi's stupid shit, and then I grew up...
I almost felt blackmailed while reading AC. I didn't want to read it and I didn't like it. It wasn't enjoyable, but I couldn't NOT read it either. It was painful- torturous. I knew it was going to be bad- train wreck approaching- sirens blaring. I obviously had to read AR immediately.
I had nightmares about my own past last night- that's how freakin' bad this book affected me!!! *Bravo*
Avoiding Responsibility was amazing. I give massive props to the author. Whereas I loved hated AC, I loved AR with equal fervor. Past... Present... Past... Present... I hated that in AC. I wanted to skim read, but not in AR. I'd think to myself, "Come on! Not again. Not now! Not freakin' now!" And I'd get hooked into whatever time-frame I was reading... and BAM... "Come on! Not now! Not freakin' now!" & then I'd get hooked in the time-frame- over and over again I went through this roller-coaster of torture and I reveled in it.
Damn, if I didn't love Ramsey.*smh* Even when it was 'misconstrued' my faith held with Ramsey. I hated AC because I hated how weak Jack made Lexi. I hated how weak Jake was- spineless, but none the less, realistic. I know a Jack- he shared my life from age 12-32. In some ways we all have a Jack that we have to contend with.
Avoiding Responsibility was just a better book than Avoiding Commitment- tighter, stronger, and more enjoyable. I loved both in their own twisted way, but nothing could have gotten me to put AR down for a moment- even to take a potty break (I had to wait for those, "Come on!" moments).
To avoid spoilers: I liked how it ended. Thank God you didn't write that differently or I'd have screamed. So thank you & bravo on the fabulous book, KA Linde! I can't say it was enjoyable or pleasant or even entertaining, but you sure captured my attention. I loved your twisted nature- so tortuously refreshing!
I feel like I need a smoke, a drink, a shower, and depression meds- yeah, it's the type of book. I don't drink/smoke/medicate, but I guess I can shower! Chocolate... yeah... I'll eat some chocolate.
Off to read a different book to get this story out of my head- I can't write with it fighting in my mind...