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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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Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 
Title: Something Like Summer
Author: Jay Bell
Genre: Coming of age, gay romance, contemporary
URL: Smashwords
Price: US$2.99
Other Information/warnings: homophobia, explicit sexual situations
Summary [from the publisher]:

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.
The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.

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Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 
Title: Wings of Equity
Author: Sean Kennedy
Genre: Steampunk
URL: Dreamspinner Press
Price: US$6.99
Other Information/warnings: Violence, explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:

Ezra Kneebone is most at home in the skies, piloting his airship with his best friend Jazz, even if it doesn’t quite pay the bills or warm Ezra’s empty bed. Those same skies are also the territory of a man known as Icarus, who uses his metal wings to steal from the rich and feed the poor. Icarus and Ezra could be soul mates but for one thing: Icarus has a bounty on his head, and Ezra is desperate for money.

Against the wishes of Jazz and her partner, the formidable Lady Bart, Ezra is determined to get his man… in more ways than one. But when Icarus saves Ezra’s life, Ezra realizes he would be betraying a hero—and his heart—if he turned Icarus in. Unfortunately, the bounty is tempting more than one hunter, and Ezra will find that loving a fugitive may mean becoming one too.

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Ann’s Mini-Reviews for March 2010

These are a round up of books I have read recently and have yet to work up into a full review. I may never do so 🙂 Caveat lector etc. Continue reading Ann’s Mini-Reviews for March 2010

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Now and Forever by Addison Albright – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ Title: Now and Forever
Author: Addison Albright
Genre: Contemporary gay romance
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US$1.29
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
Darryl and Warren have been together twelve years, when their home state of California legalizes same sex marriages. Darryl figures Warren should plan the wedding reception, but they disagree on how much party is too much. Darryl bites his tongue and gives Warren free rein, although he really wants something small and cozy. Will Warren be able to give Darryl what he needs?

The proceeds from this Wedding Sip will be donated to gay and lesbian legal defense funds supporting the rights of gay marriage.

My review: Continue reading Now and Forever by Addison Albright – review

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Moving on by Addison Albright

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Title: Moving On
Author: Addison Albright
Genre: Halloween site/paranormal romance
URL: Torquere Press
Price: US $1.29
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
On Halloween, Graeme accompanies the love of his life, Brandt, to the annual costume party. This year, though, Brandt isn’t dancing with Graeme, he’s dancing with a handsome stranger, and Graeme couldn’t be happier. On the most mysterious night of the year Graeme has one chance to give his beloved the best gift of all and he makes the most of it, from the first dance to the final farewell.

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Giving Thanks by Maura Anderson – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ Title: Giving thanks
Author: Maura Anderson
Genre: Holiday-themed contemporary romance
URL: Aspen Mountain Press
Price: US $.300
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
It’s another Thanksgiving for lovers Derek and Troy. Another holiday to pretend they are merely platonic roommates in the chaos of Derek’s family celebration. When Derek snaps after one too many confrontations and admits he’s gay, his father disowns him on the spot. It’s going to be a quiet Thanksgiving…or is it?

My review:

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No fear in love by Jamie Craig – review

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Title: No fear in lover
Author: Jamie Graig
Genre: Contemporary romance
URL: Samhain Publishing
Price: US $3.50
Other Information/warnings: Explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
Weston Scott is happy with his simple, quiet life in a small English village. Yet he is haunted by deeply closeted yearnings, a secret he has shared with only one person. His best friend, Mark. As a constant reminder to guard his own heart, Weston wears an emerald ring on his hand.Mark Goudy has a secret of his own, one that drove him to live far away in London rather than betray his best friend’s trust: He’s always been in love with Weston. Now he’s back, but not for a friendly visit. Mark’s through denying his emotions.And if he can manage to slip that ring off Weston’s finger for one night, he’s sure things will change. For both of them.

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Practical Purposes by Yeva Weist – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 
Title: Practical Purposes
Author: Yeva Weist
Genre: Black comedy
URL: Once upon a bookstore
Price: US $3.50
Other Information/warnings: violence, language, homophobic attitudes

Summary [from the publisher]:
What should a white Irish Catholic boy wear to his black, gay lover’s family funeral?
A gun, if he’s smart.
Good old boys and the dog from hell await Zachary O’Boyle when he arrives in 1977 Salem, Texas, hoping to show his support after his boyfriend James’s aunt dies. By the time he gets there, James is already missing, and the only locals willing to help find him are no match for Ole “King” Cole’s plan to keep James in the closet where all family skeletons belong.
Practical Purposes is a bitingly funny look at the personal truths behind prejudice, homophobia and other precious family memories.

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Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home by Jules Jones – review

Rating: 6.5/10 ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ Title: Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home
Author: Jules Jones
Genre: Contemporary romance
URL: Loose ID
Price: US 5.99
Other Information/warnings: explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
It was just an office affair, with wonderful sex. Young scientist Mark Paulson liked older men, especially tall, dark, and very handsome men like his new boss. Self-made millionaire Steven Frost had no trouble finding sex, but what he needed was a friend who shared his interests; someone like the young assistant he’d just hired. What started as simply great sex between friends has become much, much more, and now they’re engaged.
Life’s never that simple, of course. Other people have an interest in Steven’s welfare and Steven’s money, and they’re not about to let the pretty little PA half his age take control of either. There’s a reason why Steven was still single at the age of forty-four, and some of his family are intent on ensuring that Mark finds out about it the hard way.
But Mark already knows — true love is about more than champagne and roses.

My review: Continue reading Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home by Jules Jones – review

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