Author Archives: Cryselle

A Little Bit of Country

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littleBitTitle: A Little Bit of Country
Author: Christiane France
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Buy Link: A Little Bit of Country
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Genre: Contemporary
Length: 16k
Rating: 2

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Interesting setup but I didn’t believe the conflict and the ending was unsupported. Continue reading

A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood

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stickywicketTitle: A Sticky Wicket iin Bollywood
Author: T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Publisher Buy Link A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood
Amazon Buy Link:A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood (International Men of Sports)
Genre: Bollywood, contemporary
Length: 155 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: A story with a wonderful setup and a doormat MC. Continue reading

Stealing the Dragon

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stealingthedragonTitle: Stealing the Dragon
Author: Mell Eight
Cover Artist: London Burden
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Publisher Buy Link Stealing the Dragon
Amazon Buy Link:Stealing the Dragon (The Dragon’s Hoard)
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Length: 27k words
Rating 3

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Comes across as middle grade or very early YA: the story works on plot terms, but the hints of romance sit strangely. Continue reading

Lighting the Way Home

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lightingthewayTitle: Lighting the Way Home
Author: E.M. Lynley and Shira Anthony
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Buy Link: Lighting the Way Home
Amazon Buy Link:Lighting the Way Home (Delectable)
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 206 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: A warming story of hurt and redemption with a vivid sense of setting and culture. Continue reading

Gay as Mardi Gras

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GayAsMardiGrasLGTitle: Gay As Mardi Gras
Author: Lily Velden
Cover Artist: Lily Velden
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publisher Buy Link Gay as Mardi Gras
Amazon Buy Link:Gay as Mardi Gras
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 77 pages
Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Cute and sweet, but I had issues with a couple of characters. Continue reading

Monster Town

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monstertown185Title: Monster Town
Author: Dakota Chase
Cover Artist: BS Clay
Publisher: PRIZM/Torquere
Buy Link:Monster Town
Publisher Buy Link Monster Town
Genre: YA paranormal
Length: 67 pages/18500
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Cute story in a Hardy Boys hang with werewolves way. Continue reading

The Art of Touch

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theartoftouchTitle: The Art of Touch
Author: Dominique Frost
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link:The Art of Touch
Publisher Buy Link: The Art of Touch
Genre: contemporary
Length: 20,517 words/ 79 PDF pages
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: A sweetly humorous and nuanced story in the present tense, which works unusually well. Continue reading

Prelude to the Night

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preludetothenightTitle: Prelude to the Night
Author: Angela Plowman
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link:Prelude to the Night
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Genre: historical, vampires
Length: novella 136 pages, 34k
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Nicely atmospheric vampire tale. Continue reading

Vanity Fierce

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vanity fierceTitle: Vanity Fierce
Author: Graeme Aitken
Cover Artist: not available
Publisher: Random House Australia
Amazon Buy Link: Vanity Fierce
Publisher Buy link: Vanity Fierce
Genre: Contemporary/recent historical
Length: 375 pages
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Not exactly a romance, more of a look at gay life in the mid-90’s with a love story and laughter. Continue reading

Velocity (Impulse #3)

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velocityTitle:Velocity (Impulse #3)
Author: Amelia C Gormley
Cover Artist: Kerry Chin
Publisher: Amelia C Gormley
Amazon Buy Link: Velocity: Impulse, Book Three
Smashwords buy Link: Velocity
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 210 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Excellent conclusion to some long running story arcs with an HEA to sigh for. Continue reading

Collusion

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CollusionTitle: Collusion
Author: Eden Winters
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Amber Allure Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link: Collusion
Genre: contemporary, action/adventure
Length: 275 pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Tightly plotted and very hot work kept me up way past my bedtime.

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Dragon Touched

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dragonTouchedTitle: Dragon Touched
Author: JB McDonald
Cover Artist: BS Clay
Publisher: Torquere
Buy Link:Dragon Touched
Genre: fantasy
Length: 63 pages/17,500 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Latest installment of an undisclosed serial; good but not a complete plot arc. One third of a novel in word count and story structure. Continue reading