Readers’ Forum: June/July/August

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AA5A few months ago we set up a Readers’ Forum as recommended by you. I hope you have been enjoying the suggestions of other readers and authors and are spending your hard earned money on even more books. :cool:

Because of a number of issues I didn’t post this column in April and May so I decided to try an experiment and make it quarterly instead of monthly. If that makes the number of recs. unwieldy I shall switch back to monthly in the fall – or maybe my lapse will turn out to be a good thing. I’m looking forward to reading your book recommendations and I know that other readers can’t wait to find out about your undiscovered treasures. :smile: Remember, this is your place to spout off about books you love :grin: or hate :eek:

The previous recommendations can be accessed through the search function by using the words “readers forum  …. and the month”.

12 thoughts on “Readers’ Forum: June/July/August

  1. Shelley

    Over the last couple of months I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the following:

    Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper
    Finding Jackie by Lou Sylvre
    Dance With The Devil by Megan Derr
    Dirty Laundry by Rhys Ford

    I know there are others, but I will have to check my list of the books I’ve read recently

  2. rdafan7

    “Saving Skyler Hand” by George Seaton
    Allegiance: A Dublin Novella by Heather Domin
    …wonderful stories, heart-breakingly beautiful, (yet with a HEA) so worth it…

  3. Naaju Rorrete

    OMG! I just realized I read too much for my own good. Anyway, these books are highly recommended because I’m sure you will have a great time, like I did. The best of what I read this year, so far:
    Every Move He Makes by Barbara Elsborg
    The Art of Touch by  Dominique Frost
    Virgin Territory by Kim Dare
    Taming the Bander by Summer Devon
    Bad Attitude (Bad in Baltimore) by K.A. Mitchell,
    The Farmer’s Son by G.A. Hauser

  4. ttg

    My fave reads from the last few months…

    - Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper (Great set of paranormal mysteries)
    - The Amethyst Cat Caper by Charlie Cochet (Very fun historical novella)
    - Unsettled Interlude and Unwanted Appeal by Kaje Harper (Hidden Wolves 1.5 and 2.5 – wonderful “in-between” stories)
    - Embrace by Megan Derr (Fun fantasy read)
    - Cited to Death by Meg Perry (Felt like a first book, but was definitely a good m/m mystery, and looking forward to the next one.)

  5. Kaje Harper

    Favorite reads this past couple of months: (not all recent releases.)

    The General and the Horse Lord by Sarah Black – excellent contemporary with older established romance
    Under the Rushes by Amy Lane – a steampunkish fantasy, a bit dark in the beginning with lots of imagination
    A Hole in God’s Pocket by KZ Snow – a sweet, slow story about men excluded by religious prejudice
    Trick of Time by J.L. Merrow – a short, sweet, beautifully-presented little historical/time travel story
    Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk – a paranormal/historical/mystery/romance which blends all the elements well
    Black Hawk Tattoo by Aundrea Singer – a realistic and not overwrought PTSD contemporary

  6. rdafan7

    “”Son of a Gun” which was just re-released by AM Riley….sooooo good that altho I own the PB I bought the reissue just to read again!

  7. Shelley

    I read the eBook edition of The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey after reading the review posted on this site and absolutely loved it. Does anyone know if/when Zumaya Boundless will be releasing the next book in the Dick Hardesty series – The 9th Man? I would love to read more of the books in this series. I know that there are a couple of the later stories available in eBook format but I absolutely hate reading a series out of order!

  8. Pea

    I highly recommend Carole Cumming’s The Queen’s Librarian. The tone is a complete departure from Aisling and Wolf’s Own, being very witty and, in places, laugh out loud funny, although the work has the same wonderful attention to detail as her previous books. Lucas is as endearing a protagonist as I have ever met and his lover, friends and family are equally engaging.

  9. Artur

    I read a wonderful book a few months back. Honeymoon Cottage by Matt Brooks at Dreamspinner Press.

    http://tinyurl.com/honeymooncottage

    The story takes place in the early 60s when 18-year old Dale finds himself thrown out by his parents who learn his is gay. He takes his few belongings, boards a bus and heads north where he finds a job as a waiter. There he meets Rey, a handsome man 18 years his senior. In what appears to be an inhospitable time and place for gay men, they fall in love.

    It is a tender and sweet romance that is rarely seen in today’s literature. And Brooks’ writing is superlatively written with sensitivity and eloquence. It is like a journey back in gay history before the days of Stonewall.

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