Author Archives: LadyM

Wedded Bliss

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Wedded BlissTitle: Wedded Bliss
Author: A. J. Llewellyn
Cover Art: Sara York & Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill
Buy Link: Amazon – n/a, Publisher
Length: Novella/22,000 words
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Green Card-type story with gay characters which wasn’t completely successful.

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Pretty Boy Dead

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Pretty Boy DeadTitle: Pretty Boy Dead (Kendall Parker Mysteries 1)
Author: Jon Michaelsen
Cover Art: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Buy Link: Amazon n/a, Publisher
Length: Novel/93,000 words
Genre: Contemporary/GLBT/Mystery/Police procedural
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Excellent police procedural with protagonist struggling to accept his sexuality.

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The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe

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The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan WolfeTitle: The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (The Auspicious Troubles of Love 2)
Author: Charlie Cochet
Cover Art: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: n/a
Length: Novel/204 PDF pages
Genre: Historical/Romance
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Lovely sequel to The Auspicious Troubles of Chance.
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The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari

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The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-JazariTitle: The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari
Author: Sarah Black
Cover Art: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: n/a
Length: Novel/244 PDF pages/
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance/Adventure/Suspense
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A review by LadyM

Review summary: The Force is strong with this one.

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A Little Night Murder

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A Little Night MurderTitle: A Little Night Murder
Author: J.S. Cook
Cover Art: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: A Little Night Murder
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Historical M/M Romance
Length: Novel/200 PDF pages/63,510 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: A decent historical mystery with some problems.

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High Concept

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High ConceptTitle: High Concept
Author: Whitley Grey
Cover Art: Mina Carter
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link: High Concept
Length: Novel/103,015 words
Genre: Police procedural/Suspense/Contemporary M/M romance
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: A bit crowded and sometimes slow, but good police procedural intertwined with burgeoning relationship between a closeted cop and an FBI profiler.

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Learning Curve

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learningcurve_finalTitle: Learning Curve (Life Lessons 4)
Author: Kaje Harper
Cover Art: Winterheart Designs
Publisher: MLR Press
Buy Link: Learning Curve (Life Lessons 4)
Length: Novel/370 PDF pages/117,000 words
Genre: Contemporary/Romance/Mystery/Police Procedural
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A review by LadyM

Review summary: In the last book of the series, Harper juggles many balls and drops none of them.

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Whiskey and Wry

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Whiskey and WryTitle: Whiskey and Wry (Sinners 2)
Author: Rhys Ford
Cover Art: Reece Notley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Whiskey and Wry (Sinners, No. 2)
Length: Novel/254 PDF pages/88,768 words
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance/Suspense
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Once again, the protagonists and, frankly, creepy villain made me overlook the book’s flaws. And – another plus – Miki and Kane are back!

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Six Degrees of Separation

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Six Degrees of SeparationTitle: Six Degrees of Separation (By Degrees 2)
Author: Taylor V. Donovan
Cover Art: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Self-published
Buy Link: Six Degrees of Separation (By Degrees)
Length: Novel/339 PDF pages/118,000 words
Genre: M/M Romance/Mystery
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Fulfills the promises of the first book.

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Eye Contact

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Eye ContactTitle: Eye Contact (The Mark Manning Mysteries 2)
Author: Michael Craft
Cover art: Mumtaz Mustafa
Publisher: Open Road Media
Buy link: Eye Contact: 2 (The Mark Manning Mysteries)
Length: Novel/342 pages
Genre: GLBT/Mystery
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: A more mature book than its predecessor.

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Flight Dreams

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Flight Dreams

 

Title: Flight Dreams (The Mark Manning Mysteries 1)
Author: Michael Craft
Cover art: Mumtaz Mustafa
Publisher: Open Road Media
Buy link: Flight Dreams: 1 (The Mark Manning Mysteries)
Length: Novel/230 pages
Genre: Mystery/GLBT
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: A bit dated with somewhat flimsy characterization, but still a decent mystery and a good series opener.

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Stockholm Syndrome

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Stockholm SyndromeTitle: Stockholm Syndrome
Author: Sage Marlowe
Cover art: Posh Gosh
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Buy link: n/a yet on Amazon, Publisher
Length: Novel/168 PDF pages
Genre: M/M/Thriller/Suspense
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: Promising concept, with many lost opportunities to make the story shine, ultimately – forgettable.

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Moral Authority

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Moral AuthorityTitle: Moral Authority
Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Cover Art: Wilde City Press
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Buy Link: Moral Authority, Publisher
Genre: Gay fiction/Speculative fiction/Dystopian
Length:Novel/101,000 words

Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

Review summary: A good read with some flaws. Be warned – there’s no happy ending and the novel ends with a cliffhanger.

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Horn Gate

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Horn Gate
Title: Horn Gate
Author: Damon Suede
Cover Art: Rey Arzeno
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon. Publisher
Length: Novella/100 pages/23,964 words
Genre: Paranormal M/M
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: Intriguing beginning of the new series which requires a bit of effort on reader’s part. Well-written but it might be overwhelming for some readers.

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Josh of the Damned Triple Feature 2: The Final Checkout

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Josh of the Damned Triple Feature 2.
Title: Josh of the Damned Triple Feature 2: The Final Checkout (Josh of the Damned 4)
Author: Andrea Speed
Cover Art: L.C. Chace
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon, Publisher
Genre: Paranormal M/M
Length: 25,900 words/100 pages/collection of short stories
Rating: Not quite 3 stars

A guest review by LadyM

Summary review: The romp continues. If you want more, look somewhere else.

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