Tag Archives: Murder/Mystery

Six Degrees of Separation


Six Degrees of SeparationTitle: Six Degrees of Separation (By Degrees 2)
Author: Taylor V. Donovan
Cover Art: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Self-published
Buy Link: Six Degrees of Separation (By Degrees)
Length: Novel/339 PDF pages/118,000 words
Genre: M/M Romance/Mystery
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A review by LadyM

Review summary: Fulfills the promises of the first book.

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imageTitle: Safeword 
Author: A. J. Rose
Cover Artist: Theo Fenraven
Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press
Amazon Buy Link:Safeword (Power Exchange)
Genre: M/M Romance/ Crime / BDSM
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: This sequel to Power Exchange is a fine follow up that cleverly reframes one of the flaws in that book and makes it an integral and redemptive part of this one.

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Reaper of Souls


imageTitle: Reaper of Souls (SPECTR #3)
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Cover Art: Author
Self Published: Buy Link
Amazon Buy Link: Reaper of Souls (SPECTR)
Genre: M/M Paranormal Fantasy
Length: Novella
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Excellent third episode dealing with paranormal politics, prejudice and an interesting loss of certainties.

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outfoxedTitle: Out-Foxed (Skyler Foxe Mysteries #3)
Author: Haley Walsh
Cover Artist: Winterheart Designs
Publisher: MLR Press
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Length: Novel (91,000 words)
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A guest review by Buda

Summary Review: This third installment of the on-going Skyler Foxe Mysteries series wraps up the biggest mystery of the trilogy so far: who is doing nefarious things at the school and just what are those things. As always, it’s a fun and entertaining adventure with Skyler. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, go back and do that, then pick up this one.

***This review contains what might be considered spoilers for the first two books in the series.***

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Power Exchange



Title: Power Exchange
Author: A. J. Rose
Cover Artist: Robert Junek
Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press
Buy Link:Power Exchange
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / BDSM / Mystery
Length: 117,000 words
Rating: 4 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Nice guy detective gets to successfully research his newfound interest in BDSM but fails somewhat on investigation basics in an enjoyable and occasionally uncompromising novel.

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Pressure Head


Title: Pressure Head
Author: J.L. Merrow
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Link: Pressure Head
Genre: M/M contemporary romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

A guest review by Jenre

Summary review: A marvellous mystery story with a very engaging narrator.

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River Walk


Title: River Walk
Author: K. C. Kendricks
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Buy Link:River Walk
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / Paranormal / Mystery
Length: 41,000 words
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Worrying times for Fallon and Sundown as a reality check intrudes on their wonderful and intriguing relationship.

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Alaska Hunt


Title: Alaska Hunt
Author:Shelter Somerset
Cover artist: TL Bland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link:Alaska Hunt
Genre: mystery/suspence/ some romance
Length: 217 pages
Rating: 4.25 out of 5

A  guest review by Sirius.

Summary: Intense, well researched mystery and romance which features Alaskan wildlife as a very important character in the story.

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Stamp of Fate


Title: Stamp of Fate
Author: Nessa L. Warin
Cover art: Shobana Appavu
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy link: Stamp of Fate
Length: Novel/82,413 words/244 PDF pages
Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/M/M Romance
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: For a book about the murder in the Greek pantheon, Stamp of Fate is surprisingly bland.

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Phoenix Rising by Theo Fenraven


Title and Link: Phoenix Rising
Author: Theo Fenraven
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher URL: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link:
Genre: Paranormal M/M, Mystery/Suspense
Length: novella/176 PDF pages
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Review Summary: An unexpectedly delightful shifter story which is steeped in Greek mythology but with a modern twist.

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Title: Fadeout (Dave Brandstetter mysteries, book 1)
Author: Joseph Hansen
Cover artist: N/A
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Amazon Buy Link:Fadeout: A Dave Brandstetter Mystery (paperback only, the book is available as ebook in PDF format from the publisher)
Genre: mystery
Length: 190 pages
Rating : 5+stars out of 5, DIK

A guest review by Sirius

Summary: This is the first book in the series of well known mysteries featuring insurance investigator Dave Brandsetter. The book is really really good :)

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Art of Death


Title: Art of Death
Author: Ana Bosch
Cover artist: Shobana Appavu
Publisher: Dreamspinner press
Amazon Buy Link:Art of Death
Genre: Mystery/thriller/suspense with some fantasy
Length: 256 pages
Rating: 3.5  stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius

Summary: This was  a very well written book and the plot engaged me almost from the get go. I however found the main character to be repulsive and thus I cannot grade it any higher.

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A Fresh Set of Eyes


Title: A Fresh Set of Eyes (David Lloyd Investigations 2)
Author: Liz Strange
Cover art: Deana C. Jamroz
Publisher: MLR Press
Buy link: A Fresh Set of Eyes (David Lloyd Investigations)
Length: Novel/90,000 words/ 297 PDF pages
Genre: GLBT/Contemporary/Mystery
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: Mystery fans are in for a treat.

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Olives For The Stranger


Title: Olives for the Stranger (Have Body, Will Guard #4)
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist:
Genre: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: I thought this a perfectly balanced mix of mystery, adventure and erotic love story, and the exotic settings – the city of Tunis, the Tunisian countryside, and Marseilles – were an added bonus!

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