Tag Archives: 2 stars

Harvest: Taken (book1)

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harvestTakenTitle: Harvest: Taken (book 1)
Author: M.A. Church
Cover artist: Lou Harper
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Amazon Buy Link:The Harvest: Taken
Genre: scifi gay romance
Length: 70000 words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius:

Summary:  After reading this story I really can see why sometimes warnings are a really good thing for me.

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Dirty Laundry (A Tucker Springs Novel)

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Author: Heidi Cullinan
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher URL:
Amazon Buy Link: Dirty Laundry (A Tucker Springs Novel)
Genre: Contemporary M/M, BDSM
Length: Novel/259 PDF pages/71K words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Review Summary: The writing in Dirty Laundry was clichéd, the plot was flimsy, and there was not enough character development. Also, the idea of BDSM as a temporary “cure” for a serious psychological condition (OCD) and clinical anxiety just didn’t make any sense to me.

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Next Stop: Funnel Cake

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Next Stop Funnel CakeTitle: Next Stop: Funnel Cake 
Author: Heidi Champa
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Buy Link: Next Stop: Funnel Cake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 19,000 words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary:  Not enough backstory and I never got around to liking the characters enough to get into it.

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Behind Every Cloud

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Title: Behind Every Cloud
Author: Penny Brandon
Cover Artist: Ginny Glass
Publisher: Loose Id
Buy Link:  Behind Every Cloud, Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 2 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: A potentially sweet romance is derailed due to plot problems and unbelievable scenarios.

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The Eagle’s Wing

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491554141099Title & buy link: The Eagle’s Wing
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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Syrah

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SyrahTitle: Syrah
Author: Nessa L. Warin
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Syrah, Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 2 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: An attempted romance that never found its spark and lost its footing along the way.

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The Yellow Rope

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Title: The Yellow Rope
Author: M.A. Church
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher:  Extasy Books
Buy Link:  The Yellow Rope, Extasy Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance (Light BDSM)
Length: Novella (119 pages)
Rating: 2 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: Too little story, too much sex, made for a frustrating read.

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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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Words of Divinity

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Author: Kayla Bain-Vrba
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Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Amazon Buy Link:Words of Divinity
Genre: fantasy mm romance
Length: 42500 words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius.

Summary: I expected to enjoy this story very much, but strange behavior of the characters, lack of chemistry between them and sparse word building did not make for a good read for this reader.

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Hunt and Pray

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HuntandPrayLGTitle: Hunt and Pray
Author: Cindy Sutherland
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Hunt and Pray
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure
Length: 169 pages
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by K.C. Beaumont

Review Summary: An original premise that required too much suspension of disbelief, and ultimately didn’t work for me.

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A Little Bit of Country

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littleBitTitle: A Little Bit of Country
Author: Christiane France
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Buy Link: A Little Bit of Country
Amazon Buy Link:A Little Bit of Country
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 16k
Rating: 2

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Interesting setup but I didn’t believe the conflict and the ending was unsupported. Continue reading

Catching Fireflies

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Title: Catching Fireflies
Authors: KC Kendricks
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC
Buy Link:  Catching Fireflies, Amber Quill Press, LLC
Genre: M/M contemporary
Length: Novella
Rating: 2 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary:  A story of healing and starting over that simply fell short of the mark.

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