Archive for September, 2011

Traveling Light by Lloyd Meeker

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Title: Traveling Light
Author: Lloyd Meeker
Genre: Contemporary, spiritual, gay fiction
URL: MLR Press
Price: US $7.99/14.99
Other Information/warnings: Violence, horror
Summary [from the publisher]:
Ian McCandless is a hospice nurse, training to become a shaman. When his mentor orders him to make peace with his estranged family, Ian reluctantly agrees, anticipating just another conflict-filled visit. On their way from the airport Ian’s older brother Will interrupts a convenience store robbery and is shot, dying in Ian’s arms and calling to him for vengeance.

Ian uses his shamanic abilities to track down the killer, but his quest soon turns into a hunt for revenge—forbidden to any shaman. Ian’s pursuit jeopardizes his relationship with the spirit world, endangers the lives of those he loves and threatens to banish him from the only path that gives his life meaning.

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The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 
Title: The Cutting Room
Author: Louise Welsh
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Price: UK£7.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
Set in contemporary Glasgow, The Cutting Room is narrated by Rilke, one of the most engaging, flawed and hedonistic fictional creation of recent years. When this dissolute and promiscuous auctioneer comes upon a hidden collection of violent, and highly disturbing, erotic photographs, he feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner who coveted them. What follows is a compulsive journey of discovery, decadence and deviousness.
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Melting Ice by D.J. Manly

Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 
Title: Melting Ice
Author: D.J. Manly
Genre: Detective, Romance
Publisher: Mojocastle Press
Price: US$ 3.99
Other Information/warnings: explicit sex, light BDSM, violence
Summary [from the publisher]:
A young cop, in the closet and isolated, is transferred to the bikers squad, where he is betrayed by a higher ranking officer. When Brian Fuller finds himself in the middle of a field surrounded by a group of notorious outlaw bikers, he is in for the fight of his life.

He wakes up battered and bruised, only to discover that he is the hostage of the gang’s leader, the infamous, brutally handsome Ice. At first, Brian doesn’t understand why he is still alive. It turns out that the man who murdered Ice’s family, is the same one who left Brian for dead… and Ice intends on trading Brian’s life to get him as soon as Brian is strong enough. In the meantime, while Ice waits for Brian to heal, a raging sexual heat between them begins to fuel.

Melting Ice is a story of great passion, sizzling sex, and above all, a love story laced with the unexpected.
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A Roof for the Rain by Katrina Strauss

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: A Roof for the Rain
Author: Katrina Strauss
Genre: Romance, Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Price: US$ 1.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
In a world with nothing left to lose, can one man find hope in another?

It’s the year 2031. The rain doesn’t fall, while access to water is controlled by a ruthless few. In the midst of this harsh, barren world, Jacob has taken up his father’s mantle as leader of the rebellion against the Water Lords.

Loyalty and sacrifice have their place in Jacob’s life, but there’s little room for love. Gorgeous recruit Ethan at least meets Jacob’s physical needs, but duty to their cause comes first.

When a killer dust blizzard interrupts a scouting mission, memories of Jacob’s painful past hit him full force.

Will he find shelter from the storm in the form of Ethan’s love?

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Color Me by Blaine D. Arden

Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 
Title: Color Me
Author: Blaine D. Arden
Genre: Contemporary romance
URL: Author’s site
Price: FREE
Other Information/warnings: explicit sexual content, ableist language
Summary [from the publisher]:
Jonah Fisher and Scott Eeley may both be Deaf, but they couldn’t be more different.
Scott is a color consultant who doesn’t interact well with the hearing. He watches his gorgeous new neighbor swim every morning, but has no idea how to approach him. He doesn’t even know his name.
Jonah is a bouncer with an ‘I’m Deaf, deal with it’ attitude. He doesn’t like the way Scott lets people treat him. So why can’t he stop thinking about him?

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Breaking Cover by Kaje Harper

Rating: 9.5/10 ★★★★★★★★★½ 
Title: Breaking Cover (Life Lessons #2)
Author: Kaje Harper
Genre: Detective mystery
URL: ManLoveRomance Press
Price: $8.99
Other Information/warnings: Violence, child abuse (non-explicit), homophobia, explicit sexual content
Summary [from the publisher]:
For homicide detective Mac, it’s been a good year. Having Tony to go home to makes him a better cop and a better person. For Tony, it’s been hard being in love with a man he can’t touch in public. Evasions and outright lying to friends and family take a little of the shine off his relationship with Mac, but Tony is determined to make it work.

As the Minneapolis Police Department moves into a hot, humid summer, Mac is faced with a different challenge. A killer has murdered two blond women, and the police have no real clues. Mac hates to think that another murder may be the only way they’ll make progress with the case. But when that murder happens, it hits close to home for Tony. And suddenly Mac faces an ultimatum: come out into the sunlight and stand beside Tony as his lover, or walk away and live without a piece of his heart.

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If It Ain’t Love by Tamara Allen

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 
Title: If It Ain’t Love
Author: Tamara Allen
Genre: Historical, m/m romance
URL: Smashwords
Price: FREE
Other Information/warnings: None
Summary [from the author]:
In the darkest days of the Great Depression, New York Times reporter Whit Stoddard has lost the heart to do his job and lives a lonely hand-to-mouth existence with little hope of recovery, until he meets Peter, a man in even greater need of new hope.

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