Title and Link: Bound to Break (Men of Honor 6)
Author: S.E. Jakes
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher URL: Samhain Publishing
Amazon Buy Link Bound to Break (Men of Honor)
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Genre: Contemporary M/M, BDSM, Men in Uniform
Length: Novel/208 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Review Summary: An intense, action packed, engrossing story with multiple MCs. For me, the best book in the series so far.
Title and Link: Kick Start (Dangerous Ground 5)
Author: Josh Lanyon
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher:: Just Joshing Publishing Inc.
Amazon Buy Link Kick Start (Dangerous Ground 5)
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella/128 pages
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5, DIK
Review Summary: Will and Taylor finally realize what’s most important in their lives – each other
2011 was the first year we had a competition on the site for Favourite M/M Author. To no one’s great surprise Josh Lanyon was crowned the winner by a landslide and he received his blue ribbon.
In 2012 Abigail Roux walked away with the honours (an author can’t be nominated again so Josh wasn’t eligible, although his fans stubbornly still entered his name in the competition).
Nominations are now open for 2013 and there are no rules except that the author must write male/male romance. It doesn’t matter how long your nominees have been writing in the genre or if they occasionally write in other genres, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the winner will be someone who writes M/M exclusively or at least whose major output is in M/M. Neither Josh nor Abi is eligible so please don’t waste your vote.
So who will be crowned this year’s winner? You, the readers will decide because only readers can vote.
Please leave your nominations in the comments to this post and we will keep the contest open for 10 days. The top 5 nominees in terms of votes from readers will move on to the voting where you will elect a new champion.
Nominations are now open and will close at midnight EST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. You can only nominate one author unless your nominee is part of a writing team. If you nominate more than one author we will choose the first name on your list as your nominee. Good luck to all the nominees.
Christian is getting ahead of himself. He already has the Santa hats on the green men. I have no idea what he’s been drinking. The guys in the Hot Tub have been misbehaving because they heard that we’re closing and they said they want a piece of the action. I think they were in Vegas with Christian and had a few body shots. :lol:
Now on to the business of the week…. we have a site to run kiddies.
Reviews Posted on the Weekend - Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony reviewed by Sammy; The Left Hand Path by Jeff Erno reviewed by Orion; Of Dreams and Ceremonies by Julie Bozza reviewed by Feliz; Beautiful Dreamer by Sarn Singer reviewed by Lloyd Meeker; A Small Miracle Happened by Mari Donne reviewed by Sirius; and Chasing the Sun by Jacob Z. Flores reviewed by Sammy. If you haven’t seen these reviews as yet now is the time to do so.
It’s been an incredible ride for almost six years, and for the most part I have really enjoyed it, so it is with great regret and mixed emotions that I announce the closing of Reviewsbyjessewave effective January 2, 2014.
Please note that you won’t be cut off entirely from the site as we will try to keep it open for awhile, but after January 1 there will be no new content. You will still be able to access past reviews or posts, but you won’t be able to comment. This, I think, is a reasonable compromise instead of shutting down altogether.
Title and Link: Everyone Loves a Wedding
Author: Chris Owen
Cover Artist N/A
Publisher URL: Torquere
Amazon Buy Link: Everyone Loves a Wedding
Publisher Buy Link Everyone Loves a Wedding
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella/20K words
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Review Summary: This book is a delight and I ate it up because of Spencer and Dean. In addition to being incredibly funny, Everyone Loves A Wedding is all about romance, family, and how a gay man threw a great wedding for his twin.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We had our first snowfall in Toronto yesterday with winds at 60 K/hour and all the stores were playing inappropriate Christmas songs (because it’s not even the end of November). It seems like everyone is conspiring to get your money. But here’s something that’s free for readers of M/M books – the annual Author Book Giveaway which will start on December 13. It’s Aunt Lynn’s version of the Twelve Days of Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever holiday you celebrate, which brings me to this :
Calling All M/M Authors: Our annual party on the site, euphemistically called the Big-Ass Holiday Author Giveaway™ (BAHAG) has just started and we’re asking all M/M authors for book donations so that their fans can have a special holiday treat. Authors you can sign up here. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESS. I don’t think I need to tell you how much Aunt Lynn and I AND the other readers appreciate your generosity
Title and Link: Scent of a Wolf
Author: Draven St. James
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher URL: Loose-id.com
Amazon Buy Link Scent of a Wolf
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Genre: Paanormal M/M/
Length: 34K words/115 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Review Summary: I wish that the dream sequences were much longer as I thought they were better than the rest of the book, but I did like the concept of a different race of weres.
Hi everyone. I hope everything is great in your world.
Rick R. Reed’s article The Gay Man Who Loves Women will be on the site on Tuesday, November 19. Be sure to check it out.
Calling all authors: on Friday, November 22nd Aunt Lynn is getting into high gear for the annual BAHAG (Big Ass Holiday Author Giveaway) with a post asking for donations. I hope that as in previous years you will give generously to the readers who access this site. We all appreciate everything you offer and would like to thank you in advance.
Last Friday my interview with author Brandon Shire was posted. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link. This is one interview you shouldn’t miss if you’re an advocate for LGBTQ youth.
Title and Link: Dirty Laundry (A Tucker Springs Novel)
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Amazon Buy Link: Dirty Laundry (A Tucker Springs Novel)
Genre: Contemporary M/M, BDSM
Length: Novel/259 PDF pages/71K words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Review Summary: The writing in Dirty Laundry was clichéd, the plot was flimsy, and there was not enough character development. Also, the idea of BDSM as a temporary “cure” for a serious psychological condition (OCD) and clinical anxiety just didn’t make any sense to me.
Hi Brandon. Welcome and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on the site.
Brandon Shire’s Bio
Rainbow Award winner BRANDON SHIRE is a distinct voice in contemporary gay fiction. He has been writing for 15 years and has only recently begun to publish his work. Genres include contemporary gay fiction, romance, horror, and science fiction.
10% of the proceeds from the sale of any of Brandon’s books are donated to LGBT Youth charities combating homelessness.
Before we start the interview, what would you like readers/fans to know about you and what is something about Brandon Shire that would surprise us?
I like to remodel houses in my free time. In between writing, work, and children (grown) I like to slip away and tear down walls, put in floors, and make a house a home. The work clears my head for the next project.
What’s the biggest misconception about you?
That I’m a woman. Sorry to disappoint, but I am male. Why this keeps coming up, I honestly don’t know. In a day and age when we are fighting for LGBTQ rights across the planet I get idiotic questions in my email such as I want to know if you’re a woman b/c I only read gay fiction written by gay men. My usual response to this is Loser, look elsewhere. I don’t have time for your ignorance.
Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. In other countries November 11 is celebrated as Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day and is acknowledged each year as we remember the soldiers who have fallen, paying the ultimate price defending their countries and allies in various wars.
Last year I posted this video that I saw on the Moments Channel because it moved me so much. I thought I would share it with you again as a picture is worth a thousand words and sends the message more eloquently than I ever could:
Each December for the past 3 – 4 years I have been interviewing author Josh Lanyon, mainly to get a sneak peek at what new books he’ll be releasing the following year. I also try to ask a few semi intelligent questions regarding his take on the state of the M/M landscape which is constantly changing, as well as discuss other topics of general interest to readers.
This year I thought I would give you the opportunity to pose a few questions to Josh about what’s on your mind in the world of gay romance, and especially in the mystery genre.
Please leave your questions in the comments section of this post. I’ll be forwarding questions to Josh by November 22nd so this post will close on November 20.
G’day. It’s almost winter but it’s sunny here on the site.
On Friday, November 15 my interview with the reclusive Brandon Shire will be live. I hope you’ll stop by to read what he has to say.
Also today, watch for the post about my upcoming interview with Josh Lanyon next month. I’ll be asking you for questions that you would like Josh to answer.
If you haven’t seen my post on Series Books I have linked it for you.