King Perry by Edmond Manning

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: King Perry
Author: Edmond Manning
Genre: Romance
URL: Dreamspinner Press
Price: US$ 6.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
In a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make investment banker Perry Mangin a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry’s “kingship” and transform him into the man he was always meant to be.

Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his body, seduce his senses, and fray his every nerve, (perhaps occasionally breaking the law) while Vin guides him toward his destiny as ”the one true king.”

Even as Perry rediscovers old grief and new joys within himself, Vin and his shadowy motivations remain enigmas: who is this offbeat stranger guiding them from danger to hilarity to danger? To emerge triumphant, Perry must overcome the greatest challenge alone: embracing his devastating past. But can he succeed by Sunday’s sunrise deadline? How can he possibly evolve from an ordinary man into King Perry?
My review: Continue reading King Perry by Edmond Manning


Shadowboxer by Paula Sophia

This isn’t a review as such. The author kindly sent me her book after I indicated an interest in her request for a review but I just haven’t been able to make myself read it because of my personal circumstances and mood. The book is not a romance, and may be difficult for some readers as it deals with heavy themes of homophobia and transphobia, but as books about trans* people are rare, and this one is well written, I felt I should at least draw it to your attention.

It’s published by Etopia Press and available in digital and paper formats.

About the author:

Paula Sophia is a twenty-year veteran with the Oklahoma City Police Department, a graduate from the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Central Oklahoma, and an avid motorcycle rider trying to find Zen on the back roads of Oklahoma.


Willie Guyles has a secret he’s been fighting to keep, something he thought he’d boxed up a long time ago. When he meets a drag prostitute while patrolling the streets of Oklahoma City, the old feelings return, and he can’t force them back into the box.

A story about identity crisis, the horrible consequences of bullying, and the detrimental effects of self-loathing, Shadowboxer descends into a world altogether familiar yet strangely askew.

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