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Elided Cadence

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Title & Link: Elided Cadence
Author: TC Blue
Cover Artist: BSClay
Publisher: Torquere Press
Buy Link:  Elided Cadence
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 1 star

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: An attempt at romance that needed both a good editing and much less repetition.

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Simply Irresistible

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Simply IrresistibleTitle: Simply Irresistible 
Author: Christiane France
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Buy Link: Simply Irresistible
Amazon Buy Link:  Simply Irresistible
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 19,900 words
Rating: 1 star out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary: There were just too many flaws to make the book enjoyable.

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Cherished

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Cherished_cvr-2-210x330Title: Cherished
Author: Sara York
Cover Artist: Uncredited
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Amazon Buy Link; Publisher Buy Link:
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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Attachment Strings

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18038265Title: Attachment Strings
Author: Chris T. Kat
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Amazon, Publisher
Genre: m/m contemporary romance
Length: Novel (244 pages)
Rating: 1 star out of 5

A Guest Review by J.K. Hogan

Review Summary: A book that I had high hopes for based on the blurb, but I ended up struggling to finish.

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Take Me, Break Me

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TakeMeBreakMeTitle: Take Me, Break Me
Author: H.C. Brown
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Take Me, Break Me, Dreamspinner
Genre: M/M Contemporary (Light BDSM)
Length: Novel
Rating: 1 star

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A novel that faltered due to purple prose, underdeveloped characters and a lack of editing to lend cohesiveness.

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Witness Protection

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med_WitnessProtectionTitle: Witness Protection
Author: Derek Adams
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Amazon Buy Link
Publisher Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary/Suspense/Action/Thriller
Length: Extended Amber Kiss/15000 words
Rating: 1 star out of 5

A Guest Review by Zac D

Review Summary: A promising blurb and a technically well written book that quickly descends into something thoroughly strange and, ultimately, distasteful. Disappointing.

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The Cost of Secrets

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costofsecretsTitle: The Cost of Secrets
Author: Cassandra Gold
Cover Artist: Kalen O’Donnell
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link: The Cost of Secrets
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 121 (PDF)/Word count: 35,457
Rating: 1 star out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryssy Crankypants

Review Summary: Serious issues are used glibly and without examination, leading to disappointment in plot and characterization, and are not compensated for with style. Continue reading

Eight Days

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Title:  Eight Days   
Author: Cardeno C.
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Buy
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Novella/80 pages
Rating: 1 star out of 5

 A Guest Review by Shlomo (Stuart’s cousin from Brooklyn)

 Review Summary: Oy, this limp latke of a Hanukkah story completely fails to engage its own premise.

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Touch and Trust

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Title: Touch and Trust (Velvet Glove)
Author: Sean Michael
Cover Artist: S. Squires
Publisher: Torquere Press
Buy Link:Touch and Trust, a Velvet Glove story
Genre: Futuristic M/M Romance
Length: Short Story
Rating: 1 star

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A nice story derailed by a stylistic writing element that left me frustrated and disenchanted.

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Double Flip

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Title: Double Flip
Author: David Connor
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: Contemporary M/M, Humor
Length: Novella (170 pages)
Rating: 1 star out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: I think this story might have been interesting if I’d been able to keep track of the POVs, the characters, or even the plot; as it was, the most enjoyment I got was from imagining it as a Mystery Science Theater piece with snarky commentary.

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Into The Light

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Title: Into the Light
Author: Scarlett Blackwell
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: contemporary M/M
Length: Novella
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: It’s been a long time since I’ve been so unsettled by a book – and not in a good way.  In my opinion, this book shouldn’t have seen the light.

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