Author Archives: Raine

Falls Chance Ranch

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imageTitle: Falls Chance Ranch Series
Book 1
Author: Rolf & Ranger
Cover Artist: Author
Publisher & Link: Self Published
Genre: M/M Romance Polyamory/Cowboys/Domestic Discipline
Length: Novel
Rating: 5+ stars DIK  5+-DIK-read

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: The first in an outstanding and original series set on a Wyoming ranch with beautifully drawn characters who help stressed ill executives find a balance between work and life- their latest client Dale is in desperate need of their old fashioned and loving kindness.

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Marginalia

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imageTitle: Marginalia
Author: Laney Cairo
Cover Artist: unknown
Publisher & Buy Link: Torquere Press
Amazon Buy Link: Marginalia
Genre: M/M Romance, Erotica, S/F Dystopia
Length: 21,400 words
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Interesting post apocalyptic set up but there was an unevenness in the treatment of the story which combined a hard edge erotic vibe with a soft romantic centre.

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The Brothers Grime: Eddie

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imageTitle: The Brothers Grime: Eddie
Grime Doesn’t Pay
Author: Z. A. Maxfield
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher & Buy Link: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link: Eddie: Grime Doesn’t Pay (The Brothers Grime)
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: The second in this down to earth series is an interesting thoughtful romance- worth reading for the appealing character of Eddie Cha-Cha Vasquez alone.

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Bone Rider

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imageTitle: Bone Rider
Author: J. Fally
Cover Artist: Daniela Barisone
Publisher & Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Bone Rider
Genre: M/M Romance,S/F, Action/Adventure
Length: 310 pages
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Outrageously ambitious plot concerning, “cowboys, aliens, hit men and now a canyon full of survivalists…” with added complications courtesy of the US army creates a spectacular cinematic read.

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Hard Ass is Here

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imageTitle: Hard Ass is Here
Author: S. C. Wynne
Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell
Publisher & Buy Link: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link:Hard-Ass is Here
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: A polished and slick book that I didn’t fall in love with but might well be someone’s else perfect partner.

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Turbulence

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imageTitle: Turbulence
Author: Lyn Gala
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher & Buy Link: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link: Turbulence
Genre: M/M S/F Romance / Adventure
Length: Long Novel
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: While inspired by the low IQ high muscle tone character type Jayne from ‘Firefly’, Jacqs is very much his own man and stars in a fabulous fighting and sexing space epic with real heart.

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The Caldwell Ghost

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imageTitle: The Caldwell Ghost
Author: KJ Charles
Cover Artist: not known
Publisher & Buy Link: Torquere Press
Amazon Buy Link: The Caldwell Ghost
Genre: M/M Paranormal romance/mystery/ historical
Length: Short Story / 4,500 words
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Lovely disciplined writing gives a mannered witty voice to haunted comings and goings.

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Good Boy

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GoodBoy_500x750Title: Good Boy (Theta Alpha Gamma #4)
Author: Anne Tenino
Cover Artist: L C Chase
Publisher & Buy Link: Riptide Publishing
Amazon Buy Link: Good Boy (Theta Alpha Gamma)
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella 20,000 words
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Frat Boy & Toppy relationship revisited didn’t quite work for me but still has some good qualities.

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Point Pleasant

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imageTitle: Point Pleasant
Author: Jen Archer Wood
Cover Artist &
Illustrator: Svetlana Fictionalfriend
Self Published Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link:Point Pleasant
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/ Horror
Paranormal
Length: Long Novel 402 Kindle pges
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating points

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review:  Ambitious and compelling story telling with classic detailed writing; a small town America horror tale with introspective author hero returning home to face his complicated past.

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Touch Me Not

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imageTitle: Touch Me Not
Author: Genna Donaghy
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher & Buy Link: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link: Touch Me Not
Genre: M/M Cowboy/ BDSM /Romance
Alternative Universe/ Paranormal
Length: Short Novel
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Primarily very readable with an interesting concept but became less appealing later, particularly in the area of emotional development.

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Re-Entry Burn

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imageTitle: Re-Entry Burn
(Superpowered Love Series #5)
Author: Katey Hawthorne
Cover Artist: P.L.Nunn
Publisher & Buy Link: Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link: n/a
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / Paranormal
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Unusual superpowered realism – post prison rehabilitation, personal growth and intense personality revealing sex.

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Forever Promised

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imageTitle: Forever Promised
Author: Amy Lane
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher & Buy Link : Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Forever Promised
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 350 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Simple things that are the stuff of life – this is a lovely ensemble piece to sing conclusion to the Promise Rock Series, we get to see characters matched, hatched and because it’s the Amy Lane show, dispatched.

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Falling in Love with Crazy

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fallinginlovewithcrazyTitle: Falling in Love with Crazy
Author: Dane Waters
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher & Buy Link : Loose Id
Amazon Buy Link: Falling in Love with Crazy
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / Multi
cultural
Length: Long Novel
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: I took a dislike to the main character which left me feeling detached from this dramatic story of extreme emotions and actions.

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Aftermath

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imageTitle: Aftermath
Author: Cara Dee
Cover Artist: unknown
Self Published Link
Amazon Link: Aftermath
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance, Suspense/thriller
Length: 60,000 words
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: A first rate job; believable and frightening action matched with strongly written characters I really cared about.

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Following Grandpa Jess

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following_grandpa_jess__21969Title: Following Grandpa Jess
Author: TJ Baer
Cover Artist: Lee Ligon
Publisher & Buy Link : Bold Strokes Books
Amazon Buy Link:Following Grandpa Jess
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Short Novel
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Written with quiet charm, this gently quirky family and OFY story made me smile.

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