Category Archives: Authors Y – Z

Lost and Found

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lostAndFoundTitle: Lost and Found
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Buy Link: Lost and Found
Amazon Buy Link:  Lost and Found
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 148 pages
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: Despite the emotionally abusive partner, this rocky romance was surprisingly enjoyable.

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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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Cherished

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Cherished_cvr-2-210x330Title: Cherished
Author: Sara York
Cover Artist: Uncredited
Publisher: Wilde City Press
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Genre: Contemporary. BDSM
Length: 51k
Rating: 1 star out of 5

Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A good premise and blurb, and a half decent character in Wesley, but huge inconsistencies and a serious issue handled with a sledgehammer make this book hard to swallow.

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Erasing Shame

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ErasingShameLGTitle & buy link: Erasing Shame
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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My Three Dads

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Three DadsTitle: My Three Dads
Author: Zane Silva
Cover artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Silver Stream Press
Amazon buy link: My Three Dads
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Length: Approximately 90 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Guest review by Orion

Review summary: A quick, enjoyable exploration of gay parenting.

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Grime and Punishment

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grimeandpunishmentTitle: Grime and Punishment
Author: Z. A. Maxfield
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link: Grime and Punishment (The Brothers Grime)
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Short Novel
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating points

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Very engaging portrait of a damaged guy dealing with a tough time and involving gritty unusual crime scene clean up business but this just felt a little off the mark on some character motivations for me.

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Dark Angels: Happy Hanukkah

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Title: Dark Angels: Happy Hanukkah
Author: Z. Allora
Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz
Publisher: MLR Press
Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella (36,000 words)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: Fans of this series will probably enjoy this story as an opportunity to spend more time with characters you like, but it didn’t really work for me.

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Fanged Trouble: Halloween Surprise

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Title: Fanged Trouble: Halloween Surprise
Author: Winnie Jerome
Cover Artist: N/A
Publisher: Torquere Press
Buy Link: Fanged Trouble: Halloween Surprise
Genre: paranormal
Length: 29 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: The humorous intersection of vampire, werewolf, and technology isn’t tied to the holiday. Continue reading

Ciao (Movie Review)

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ciaomovieTitle: Ciao
Director: Yen Tan
Starring: Adam Neal Smith, Alessandro Calza, Charles W. Blaum, Ethel Lung
Distributor: Unautorized Films
Genre: Indie, LGBT
Rating: R
Country of Origin: USA
Release Date: 2008
Length: 87 min
Amazon Buy Link:Ciao(DVD)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review:  A quiet, thoughtful tale of friendship and love, shared sorrow and new beginnings.

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Gasp!

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Title: Gasp!
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Art: Ginny Glass
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: contemporary m/m romance
Length: Novel (264 pdf pages)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary review: Gasp! is right. It takes a brave warrior who has both his feet firmly on the ground to prevail over a rock star’s self-destructive midlife crisis.

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The Trust

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Title and Link: The Trust
Author: Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher URL: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel/222 PDF pages
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

Review Summary Science fiction at its best: Wonderful three dimensional, complex heroes fighting a battle in a world where it’s almost impossible to figure out what’s reality and what’s a simulation, and who is friend or foe.

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His Hero

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Title: His Hero
Author: Simone Anderson, Sue Holston, Devon Rhodes, Em Woods, Sara York, Kit Sands
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Buy Link: N/A
Genre: M/M contemporary romance
Length: 322 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by Jenre

Summary Review: Aside from a couple of stories, this anthology was a complete flop for me.

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Secret Light

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Title: Secret Light
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Loose ID
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Amazon Buy Link: n/a
Genre: historical m/m romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review:  This is a poignant, dark, and beautiful story about two men finding love together against all odds of their time and society.

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A Picture Perfect Holiday

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Title: A Picture Perfect Holiday ( Holiday 2011)
Author: Z. A. Maxfield
Cover Art: Deanna C. Jamroz
Publisher: MLR Press
Buy Link: A Picture Perfect Holiday (MLR Press Story A Day For the Holidays 2011)
Genre: Contemporary M/M / Holiday
Length: 13,000 words
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: An unexpected treat for me- a warm hearted first love and high school holiday story that I will actually reread even when the holiday is over.

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Foundation of Love

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Title and Link: Foundation of Love
Author: Scotty Cade & Z.B. Marshall
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher URL: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M, interracial
Length: Novel/220 PDF pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

 

Review Summary: A wonderful romance in a beautiful setting, with an intelligent plot and characters who were so real I felt as if I knew them.

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