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Gravedigger (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery – Book 6)

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Title: Gravedigger
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover Photo: N/A
Publisher URL: Open Road Media
Amazon Buy Link: Gravedigger
Genre: Mid-Century Mystery
Length: Novel (173 print pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A guest review by Tj

Summary Review: The Brandstetter series just gets better and better. Once I started, I could not put this book down.

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Skinflick (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery – Book 5)

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Title:Skinflick
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover Photo: N/A
Publisher URL: Open Road Media
Amazon Buy Link:Skinflick
Genre: Mid-Century Mystery
Length: Novel (200 print pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A guest review by Tj

Summary Review: In this 5th book of the Dave Brandstetter series, Dave deals with religious zealots, adult filmmakers and “smut peddlers” and goes through major life changes, which provides a glimpse at Dave’s softer side.

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M/M Romances That Resonate: Part 6

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driftwoodIn 2010 I wrote an article about a few M/M books that resonated with me because of a comment from Josephine Myles about a book I had recommended to her. I posted three similar articles since then but I’ve been so busy recently I forgot to give you some more recommendations of books that you might have missed if you’re new to this genre, so today I’m making up for the long delay..

My previous recommendations included:

A Note in the Margin by Isabelle Rowan
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
Caught Running by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy
The Draegan Lords series by M.L. Rhodes
The Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon
Snowball in Hell by Josh Lanyon
Faith and Fidelity by Tere Michaels
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger

and many others.

These books are all linked in the individual posts below.

http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/?p=29716
http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/?p=30868
http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/2010/11/12/mm-romances-that-resonate-part-3/
http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/?p=43255
http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/2011/07/15/mm-romances-that-resonate-part-5/

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The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery – Book 4)

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Title: The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover Photo: N/A
Publisher URL: Open Road Media
Amazon Buy Link: The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of
Genre: Mid-Century Mystery
Length: Novel (181 print pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A guest review by Tj

Summary Review: Joseph Hansen has once again penned a work of fiction that masquerades as a well written and engrossing murder mystery, but underlying the suspects, the clues, the lies and road blocks thrown at Dave Brandstetter, is a life lesson that is subtle, but nonetheless universal and powerful – the transience of life.

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Troublemaker (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery – Book 3)

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Title:Troublemaker
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover Photo: Philip Pirolo (paperback)
Publisher URL: Open Road Media
Amazon Buy Link: Troublemaker
Genre: Mid-Century Mystery
Length: Novel (155 print pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Tj

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Summary Review: A well crafted third book in the Dave Brandstetter series which tests Dave with more questions than answers, a plethora of suspects and a sculptor trying to open up Dave and Doug’s relationship.

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Death Claims (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery – Book 2)

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Death ClaimsTitle: Death Claims
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover Photo: Digital Vision/Veer
Cover Design: Kristyn Kalnes
Publisher URL: Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press
Amazon Buy Link: Death Claims
Genre: Mid-Century Mystery
Length: Novel (166 print pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A guest review by Tj

Summary Review: A wonderfully written second installment of Joseph Hansen’s highly revered Dave Brandstetter mystery series (now available in e-book). This is not truly an M/M romance, although the main character is gay and there is some exploration of his fairly new relationship from the first book and more generally, of being gay in the 1970’s.

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Sleeping Stone

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Title and Link: Sleeping Stone
Author: Alexa Snow
Publisher: Torquerepress
Genre: contemporary m/m/m romance
Length: Novel (255 pdf pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: Wonderfully drawn characters, an intriguing plot and a heartbreakingly beautiful lovestory made this book a keeper and a comfort read for me.

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Rough Draft

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Title: Rough Draft
Author: Chris Owen & Jodi Payne
Publisher URL: Torquere Books
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel 98k words (231 PDF pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


A guest review by Tj

Summary Review: A wonderful roller coaster ride of emotions and a fascinating in depth character study of how college friends/lovers get reacquainted through a series of handwritten letters.

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Pyromancer

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Title and Link: Pyromancer
Author: Amanda Young
Publisher URL: Lethe Press
Genre: Paranormal M/M
Length: Novel (164 print pages)
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

Summary Review: A love affair where the heat level is off the scale, and not just because one of the protagonists is burning up and generating a different kind of heat.

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Bad Case of Loving You

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Title and Link: Bad Case of Loving You
Author: Laney Cairo
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM
Length: Novel (142 pages)
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

A guest review by Alexi Silversmith

Summary Review: An absolutely charming romance about a medical student and a doctor, with light BDSM themes and lots of humour.

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Out Of My Mind

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Title and Link: Out of My Mind
Author: M.L. Rhodes
Publisher URL: Amber Allure
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Extended Novella (35K words)
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

 

 

Summary Review: Can best friends and partners become lovers and remain friends? Rafferty and Nick prove that you can, but only after a lot of angst, soul searching and heartache.

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Brokeback Mountain

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 TP_BrokebackMountainTitle and Link: Brokeback Mountain
Author:  Annie Proulx
Publisher URL: Harper Perennial
Genre: Contemporary M/M (1999)
Length: short story (60 pages approx.)
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5

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A guest review by Victor J. Banis

THE BLURB

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A Bit of Rough

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bit of roughTitle and Link: A Bit of Rough
Author: Laura Baumbach
Publisher URL: MLR Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel (print 217 pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Architect James Justin impulsively lets himself be picked up in a biker bar by seductive hunk Bram Lord for a one night stand that turns into something bigger. The physically impressive, forceful stranger mets, matches and exceeds James’ sexual fantasies, but can shy, uncertain James be everything the strongly committed Bram wants?

THE REVIEW

Two men hook up in a biker bar for one reason and one reason only and that would normally be the end of it. That would be your first conclusion and you would be right, and you would also be wrong. If you love romance and the whole “opposites attract”  storyline you won’t be able to resist Bram and James.

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The Front Runner

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the front runnerTitle and Link: The Front Runner
Author: Patricia Nell Warren

Publisher: Wildcat Press

Length: Novel (320 pages print)

Genre: M/M romance, sports, classic
Buy Link: The Front Runner

 Rating: 5 stars out of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A guest review by Maddy Cain

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