Archive for March, 2008

Marginalia by Laney Cairo – review

Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Title: Marginalia from Torquere Press’ Spiked Anthology
Author: Laney Cairo
Genre: Speculative Fiction – m/m Romance
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US$5.95 for e-book/ US $13.95 for paperback (as part of the Spiked anthology)
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m sex, extreme body modification

Summary [from the publisher]: Laney Cairo’s Marginalia pits cutter Bailey and his new love Quint against the government and the big corporations. Will they be able to save Quint?

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Bringo Springs by Laney Cairo – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 
Title: Bringo Springs
Author: Laney Cairo
Genre: Rural romance
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US $3.95
Other Information/warnings: explicit m/m, violent deaths of endangered Australian animals
Summary [from publisher]: Ross is a city boy, working on his thesis and living with his trendy boyfriend. When his grandfather breaks a hip and winds up in the hospital, Ross is enlisted to take over the running of his grandfather’s farm. When he arrives at the farm, he finds one problem after another; everything from the bore pump no longer working, to snakes taking over in the house. After calling in for reinforcements for the bore pump, he sets out to get everything else working.
Relief arrives in the form of Geoff, who is impressed with Ross’ willingness to get his hands and boots dirty in order to get the work done. That’s not all that impresses Geoff, and when their attraction appears mutual, Ross must decide what to do. Can this city boy find happiness in the Australian outback? Read Bringo Springs and find out.

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Me2 by M. Christian – review

Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Title: Me2
Author: M.Christian
Genre: Speculative/sci-fi horror
URL: Amazon Books
Price: US$14.95
Other Information/warnings: m/m, language
Summary [from Amazon listing]: He looks just like you. He acts exactly like you. Every day he becomes more and more like you, taking away that what was yours until there’s nothing left. You may think you’ve met your match-or your double-but that’s not even close.

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Blue Collar: A Torquere Press Taste Test – review

Rating: 4.5/10 ★★★★½☆☆☆☆☆ Title: Blue Collar: A Torquere Press Taste Test
Authors: Mychael Black, Laney Cairo, Jay Lygon, Angelia Sparrow
Genre: Gay erotica
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US$2.49
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m sex
Summary [from the publisher]:
Blue collar boys are all about playing as hard as they work. That’s the idea behind this Taste Test. From truckers to dock workers and bike mechanics, these boys are all about greasing up and getting down.

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Undercover Blues by Laney Cairo – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ Title: Undercover Blues
Author: Laney Cairo
Genre: Police, modern, romance, m/m
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US$3.95
Other Information/warnings: violence, bad language, explicit m/m
Summary:[from publisher]
Ryan is a police officer working undercover for the organized crime unit in an Australian city. His job is to get close to the mob boss’ brother Jason, who might just lead him to bringing down the crime boss and all his cronies. Problem is, he doesn’t count on the things Jason makes him feel.

Jason knows Ryan is bad news for his family, but can’t help falling for the hot cop. Things go bad in a big way when the investigation heats up, and Jason and Ryan have to deal with danger, coming out, and figuring out if their love is worth fighting for.

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