Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Three
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Note: These stories contain sex ...more
Not the best collection of the Don't Read in the Closet series.
The good ones
Plug and Engage
You and a Billion Blue Tiles
The mediocre-still-not-bad ones
Three Months and Eleven Days
Sink or Swim
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 Lo ...more
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 by Su ...more
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 Summer ...more
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
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 ...more
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.
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.
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...more