Archive for April, 2012

The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire by Red Haircrow

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire
Author: Red Haircrow
Genre: Horror, Erotica, Speculative Fiction
URL: Smashwords
Price: US$ .99
Other Information/warnings: Explicit Sex
Summary [from the publisher]:
John Jones believed himself the most enlightened of gay men. Professional, well read and boyishly handsome despite his age, he also believed himself open-minded, tolerant and devoid of vice. Yet he cannot resist the temptation of “The House”, a computer generated environment where one can explore their own subconscious in a safe environment. Safe except for the darkness you bring with you.

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Shine by Lauren Myracle

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Title: Shine
Author: Lauren Myracle
Genre: Young Adult
URL: Amulet Books
Price: US$ 7.95
Summary [from the publisher]:
When her best guy friend falls victim to what seems like a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

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