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This free ebook is volume four in a collection of short stories celebrating love, sex and romance between men. It is a product of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group Hot Summer Days event and features original stories from 29 authors; if you like what you read, come join our group!

Read these stories online or download the anthology from ARe

Note: These stories contain sexually
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ebook, 945 pages
Published 2011 by M/M Romance Group
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Exina
Pyrogasm by Mark Alders - 1 star
My review.

Blindsided by Poppy Dennison - 5 stars
My review.

Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward - 2.5 stars
My review.

Riding for a Fall by R.L. Ferguson - 2 stars
My review.

Bound to be Suited by S.A. Garcia - 1 star
My review.

Outfoxed by K-lee Klein - 5 stars
My review.

Joy & Pain by Celia Kyle - 3 stars
My review.

The Beach House by Elizabeth Lister - 1 stars
My review.

Swept Away by Sloan Parker - 1 stars
My review.

Taken by Kate Sherwood - 4 stars
My review.

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Marte - Thunderella
Apr 20, 2015 marked it as to-read
Volume four!


1-4% - 4%
Mark Alders – PYROGASM (Paranormal/Firemen)
**** 4 fire jizz stars **** My review.

4-7% - 3%
Rory Auden – BONDS AND BUBBLE RINGS (Shifters/BDSM)
** 2,5 Dolphin stars ** My review.

7-8% - 1%
Poppy Dennison – BLINDSIDED (Hurt/Comfort)
*** 3,5 sweaty boxers stars *** My review.

8-9% - 1%
Megan Derr – PERMANENT EXHIBIT: THE GUARDIANS (Fantasy/Angels)
** 2 muse stars ** My review.

9-12% - 3%
Charles Edward – HEROTICA: PHOTON'S STORY (Superheroes)
*** 3,5 super cute stars *** My review.

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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
DNR = Did Not Read
DNF = Did Not Finish


Pyrogasm by Mark Alders – 4 Stars My Review

Bonds and Bubble Rings by Rory Auden – 2 Stars My Review

Blindesided by Poppy Dennison – 2 Stars My Review

Permanent Exhibit: The Guardians by Megan Derr – 2 Stars My Review

Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward – 3 Stars My Review

Riding For a Fall by R L Ferguson – 2 Stars My Review

Bound to be Suited by S.A. Garcia – DNR My Review

A Cure for the King's Lust by S.A. Garcia – DNF 1 Star My Review

Snake Bite by
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JenMcJ
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now for Volume 4 - the final volume of the compiled stories from the Hot Summer Days event. The volume represents days 26 through 36 of the Event.

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 these complete four volumes!

Over 296,00
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Tamara
Mark Alders – Pyrogasm ★★✩✩✩
Rory Auden – Bonds and Bubble Rings ★★★✩✩
Poppy Dennison – Blindsided★★★✩✩
Megan Derr – Permanent Exhibit: The Guardians ★★★✩✩
Charles Edward – Herotica: Photon's Story ★★★★✩
R L Ferguson – Riding for a Fall ★★✩✩✩
S.A. Garcia – Bound to be Suited dropped
S.A. Garcia – A Cure for the King's Lust dropped
David Greene – Snake Bite ★✩✩✩✩
Kathleen Hayes – Broken ★★★✩✩
Kayla Jameth – Controlled Fall ★★✩✩✩
K. Lee Klein – Outfoxed ★★✩✩✩
Celia Kyle – Joy & Pain ★★✩✩✩
Taylor Law – Wron
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Hannah
My favorite stories in this volume were...

"Joy and Pain" by Celia Kyle - a hot BDSM romance about a broken-down ballet-dancer-turned-stripper, and the sexy Dom who claims him.

"The Beach House" by Elizabeth Lister - a sweet story featuring hot m/m/m sex and a sweet (and unexpected, at least to the POV character) m/m romance.

"More Than Words" by Fae Sutherland - I loved this story about two sweet guys who fall in love despite a substantial language barrier.

"Whitetail Rock" by Anne Tenino - this st
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Al Monetta
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first 3 volumes of Don't Read in the Closet, I knew I wanted to get volume 4. They are all wonderful to read with a variety of genre. I particularly like comments about the author and a list of their books. Since reading several stories, I have gone to their website or a sellers website and purchased several of their e-books. I particularly enjoyed Snake Bit (David Greene),A Cure for the King's Lust (SA Garcia), and Riding for a Fall (RL Ferguson). The stories seem very real wi ...more
Adara
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, free
Some of my personal favorites in this volume:

Broken by Kathleen Hayes
Blindsided by Poppy Dennison
Bonds and Bubble Rings by Rory Auden
Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward (There are awesome drawings by L.C. Chase of the hero characters in the story thread somewhere!)
Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino
Romeo and Julian: A Near-Tragedy Near Verona by KD Sarge

Definitely worth reading!
Allie Ritch
Jul 01, 2016 rated it liked it
In this volume, there were a few standouts. I thought "Herotica: Photon's Story" by Charles Edward was a fun superhero story. "A Cure for the King's Lust" by S.A. Garcia was an entertaining fantasy. Selah March had a mash-up of post apocalyptic and Greek mythology in "The Satyr's Lament." And I was happy to see K.Z. Snow--a fellow author at Loose Id and LSB--in this volume with her quirky story, "Quiet Erp."
Librarian Kate
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thanks for all your work Jen! Happy Birthday to Me - what a great surprise present!
Serena
Apr 13, 2016 rated it liked it
3.3 stars

Adventures of the Magician's Coven 04 Pyrogasm by Mark Alders ***
Bonds and Bubble Rings by Rory Auden ***
Blindsided by Poppy Dennison ***
Permanent Exhibit: the Guardians by Megan Derr ****
Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward ****
Riding for a Fall by R.L. Ferguson ***
Bound to be Suited by S.A. Garcia ***
A Cure for the King's Lust by S.A. Garcia ***
Snake Bite by David Greene ***
Broken by Kathleen Hayes ***
Controlled Fall by Kayla Jameth ***
Outfoxed by K-lee Klein ***
Joy & Pain b
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ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
Some of these were good, some were a struggle, some didn't make sense.
Sandra
Pyrogasm by Mark Alders – ,

Bonds and Bubble Rings by Rory Auden – ,

Blindesided by Poppy Dennison – ,

Permanent Exhibit: The Guardians by Megan Derr – ,

Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward – ,

Riding For a Fall by R L Ferguson – ,

Bound to be Suited by S.A. Garcia – ,

A Cure for the King's Lust by S.A. Garcia – ,

Snake Bite by David Greene – ,

Broken by Kathleen Hayes – 3 stars, My Review

Controlled Fall by Kayla Jameth – ,

Outfoxed by K Lee Klein – ,

Joy and Pain by Celia Kyle – ,

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Kate Aaron
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pyrogasm by Mark Alders - 2.5*
Bonds and Bubble Rings by Rory Auden - 3.5*
Blindesided by Poppy Dennison - 3.5*
Permanent Exhibit: The Guardians by Megan Derr - 3*
Herotica: Photon's Story by Charles Edward
Riding For a Fall by R L Ferguson
Bound to be Suited by S.A. Garcia
A Cure for the King's Lust by S.A. Garcia
Snake Bite by David Greene –
Broken by Kathleen Hayes –
Controlled Fall by Kayla Jameth –
Outfoxed by K Lee Klein - 4*
Joy and Pain by Celia Kyle –
Wrong Turn by Taylor Law
The Beach House b
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Lillian Francis
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reviewing as I go or I'll forget what I've read. I'm reading in the order the story types appeal to me.

So far the two stand out stories for me have been
Trust by Zahra Owens
&
Freedom's Souvenir by Pia Veleno.
Both stories leave room for awkward and trying times ahead for the couples which I like. I would certainly be interested in how the future pans out for both of these couples.

I'm on a roll. Loved 'More than Words' by Fae Sutherland. Read the tag 'Guyliner' and thought 'I'm gonna hate this
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F.
Another smorgasbord of reading delights and only one was a reread Whitetail Rock. Ones to stand out for me were, Broken by Kathleen Hayes(tissues required), Blindsided by Poppy Dennison, Romeo and Julian by KD Sarge and Taken by Kate Sherwood. Some weren't my cup of tea but none were DNF material as in some anthologies. We have a lot of truly talented writers in the MM Romance group and I thank them for giving us these stories to enjoy.
Aniko
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pyrogasm by Mark Alders - 2.75 to 3 stars
Permanent Exhibit: The Guardians by Megan Derr - 3.5 stars
Broken by Kathleen Hayes - 4.5 to 4.75 stars
Swept Away by Sloane Parker - 4.5 stars
Taken by Kate Sherwood - 4.75 stars
Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino - 3.5 stars

I haven't read the rest of the stories. I may get back to them one day.

Stories that appear in the GRL 2011 Special Edition are rated on that review.
Lauren
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With the final volume now released, I just wanted to say another HUGE thank you to all the amazing people who played a part in putting the HSD event together. Not only did we get to read some fabulous stories, but the event was great fun and I also discovered lots of new authors to add to my ever-growing bookshelf. Thanks guys! You all rock :D
Melanie~~
Five Star rating because of all the amazing effort from all involved (letter writers, writers, moderators, betas, copy editors, editors, and grunts) to produces this/these amazing stories and anthologies.

Thank you!
Anna Quiroz
My favorite stories in this book: Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino, More than Words by Fae Sutherland and Outfoxed by K. Lee Klein. They are all sweet, hot, and substantial enough to make a whole novel out of them.
Katy Beth Mckee
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, erotic, anthology
This was another great anthology and while there were a couple of the stories a skimmed there was plenty of good stuff there to enjoy. And of course for the price you can't loose. My two favorites were Broken and Romeo and Julian.
Natalia
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn't count how many times I have read it. xd I just love it.
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, freebie, m-m
I read all the stories - some I like better than others (of course) but the entire event is amazing and so are the people who donate their talents & their time for it.
S.A.
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Lots of amazing stories here, full of love, lust and sex. A rockin' collection.
Beckey
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
A collection of M/M erotica short stories...
Quite an interesting & enjoyable collection and collaboration amongst all the different authors!!!
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