Author Archives: Leslie S

The Eagle’s Wing

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Author: Cimorene Ross
Cover Artist: n/a
Publisher: Manifold Press
Amazon buy link: not yet available
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novel (100,000 words)
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: A slow-moving tale set in Roman Britain and Gaul that adheres to well-worn fannish tropes.

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Dark and Stormy

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Author: Deirdre O’Dare
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
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Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novella (21k words)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Light-hearted Victorian romp with a Gothic setting.

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Erasing Shame

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Author: Yeyu
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Amazon buy link: Erasing Shame
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novel (350 pages)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: An ambitious and sweeping epic set in an alternate history ancient China.

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Provoked

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Title & buy link
: Provoked
Author: Joanna Chambers
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Samhain
Amazon buy link:Provoked (Enlightenment)
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novel (c.60,000 words)
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Atmospheric Regency historical with a tormented hero trying to fight his attraction to a far more down-to-earth nobleman against a backdrop of social unrest.

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Prize Package

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Author: Kyle Adams
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Amazon buy link: here
Genre: M/M contemporary
Length: Novelette (50 pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Laugh-out-loud story about a pro-wrestler and his biggest fan… who isn’t actually his biggest fan at all.

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The King’s Mate

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KingsMateTitle & buy link: The King’s Mate
Author: Ashavan Doyon
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Amazon buy link: here
Genre: M/M contemporary
Length: Novella (64 pages)
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Lacklustre May/December romance with chess used more as a throwaway plot device than anything integral.

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Heart to Hart

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Author: Erin O’Quinn
Cover Artist: Marion Sipe
Publisher: Amber Allure
Amazon buy link: here
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novel (55,000 words)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Opposites attract in this entertaining romp set in 1920s Ireland.

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Open Cover Before Striking

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Author: Willa Okati
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher: Loose Id
Amazon buy link: here
Genre: M/M contemporary
Length: Novella
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Well written as you’d expect from this author, but I couldn’t connect with the characters and was left oddly dissatisfied.

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Fool’s Rush

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Title & buy link: Fool’s Rush (Fool’s Odyssey #3)
Author: Chris Quinton
Cover Artist: Anna Bryukhanova
Publisher: Manifold Press
Amazon buy link: Not yet available
Genre: M/M futuristic/vampire
Length: Novella (43,000 words)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Interesting, well paced vampire sequel that works as a standalone.

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Keeper’s Pledge

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Title & buy link: Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #2)
Author: J.L. Merrow
Cover Artist:
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publisher buy link: Keeper’s Pledge
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novella (91 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: Enjoyable sequel featuring a potential love-triangle and the risk of discovery for the young gamekeeper and his upper class lover.

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Poacher’s Fall

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Title & buy link: Poacher’s Fall (Midwinter Manor #1)
Author: J. L. Merrow
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Amazon buy link: Poacher’s Fall
Genre: M/M historical
Length: Novelette (50 pages)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: A gentle historical romance crossing the divide of social class.

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