Archive for July, 2008

Erotic Fantastic: The Best of Circlet Press 1992-2002 (Kindle Edition) – review

Rating: 4/10 ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Title: Erotic Fantastic:  The Best of Circlet Press 1992-2002 (Kindle Edition)
Author: Multiple, Edited by Cecilia Tan
Genre: S/F, Fantasy Erotica
URL: Amazon Kindle Store
Price: U.S.$7.99
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m, m/f, m/m/f, violence, underage sex
Summary (from the publisher): In the first ten years of its existence, Circlet Press published over thirty anthologies and several single-author works, all the time pushing at the boundaries of sf/f and Erotica and fusing the two together. This is a collection of the very best and brightest of this unique publisher and unique genre, with twenty-five stories picked from the hundreds Circlet has put into print. Includes Francesca Lia Block, Catherine Asaro, M. Christian, Thomas S. Roche, Laura Antoniou, and many many more.  This is an updated edition for Kindle, fixing previous formatting failures.

N.B.: The review version of the book I received has only 23 short stories and not the 25 referenced in the publisher’s summary.  It is unknown if the Kindle version contains 25 stories or the 23 reviewed here.

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L.A. Heat by P. A. Brown – review

Rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★½☆☆ Title: L.A. Heat
Author: P. A. Brown
Genre: Detective, mystery, contemporary
URL: Bristlecone Pine Press through Amazon (Kindle) / Mobipocket
Price:US $6.99
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m, violence, gore, references to rape,
Summary [from the publisher]:
In L.A. Heat, a serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles and he’s targeting gay men. LAPD Detective David Laine–himself gay but deeply closeted–is assigned to the case with his homophobic partner, Martinez Diego. The nature of the crimes and the brutalization of the victims bring disturbing emotions to the surface for David. Laine and his partner have a suspect: Christopher Bellamere–an openly gay California “golden boy” who crossed paths with two of the victims before their deaths. But when cop and suspect meet, an immediate attraction complicates the case and David Laine’s very private life. As David works to find the killer–and Chris works to clear his name–they both seek to understand the complex feelings that are growing between them.

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Maloney’s Law by Anne Brooke – review

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ Title: Maloney’s Law
Author: Anne Brooke
Genre: Crime, mystery
URL: PD Publishing
Price: US$15.99 / UK£ 4.73
Other Information/warnings: Violence, explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
Paul Maloney, a small-time private investigator from London, reluctantly accepts a case from his married ex-lover, Dominic Allen. Before he knows it, Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings of big business and the sordid world of international crime. The deeper he pushes, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear.
Can he solve the mystery and protect those he loves before it’s too late
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Wolfkin by Emily Veinglory – review

Rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★½☆☆ Title: Wolfkin
Author: Emily Veinglory
Genre: Fantasy romance
URL: Samhain Publishing
Price:US $3.50
Other Information/warnings:explicit m/m (some in man/’wolf’ form)
Summary [from the publisher]: Arun is in training to be a priest of the Fire God when he is abruptly plucked from his peaceful studies, bespelled and staked out as bait to capture a monster—a wolfkin. But the wolfkin isn’t quite what Arun expected. He has a name, Trae, and he’s more man than beast. And from their first touch, they are far more than predator and prey to each other.
Instead of killing Arun, Trae spirits him away to the distant city of Shireen. There, on a family plot of land, they should have a good life together. But the spell that a witch cast on Arun is growing stronger, taking over—and it still wants to destroy the wolfkin.
Torn between the power of the spell and his love for Trae, Arun must face the darkness within him—or it will kill them both.

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