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Recommended Reads — December 2013

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sense of placeHere is the list of Recommended Reads for December 2013, our last. If there are incorrect links or something I missed, please leave a comment in the post. Enjoy!

The Only One Who Matters by Cat Grant and L.A. Witt — 5+ stars DIK (Wave)
The Ghost in Number 9 by Rick R. Reed — 5 stars (Lloyd Meeker)
Falls Chance Ranch by Rolf & Ranger — 5+ stars DIK (Raine)
Sense of Place (Thomas Elkin Book 3) by N.R. Walker — 5+ stars DIK (Wave)
A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2) by KJ Charles — 4.75 stars (LenaLena)
The Only One Who Knows by L.A. Witt and Cat Grant — 4.75 stars (Wave)
The Little Things by Jay Northcote — 5 stars (zac)
Making It Count by Kim Dare — 5 stars (Sammy)
Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin book two) by N.R. Walker — 5 stars (Wave)
Merry Christmas, Utah by Erin O’Quinn — 4.75 stars (Orion)
The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes — 5+ stars DIK (Wave)
Secrets And Ink by Lou Harper — 5+ stars DIK (Sammy)
The Trouble With Tony by Eli Easton — 5 stars (Sammy)
Brokenhearted by Cate Ashwood — 5 stars (Sammy)
Kick Start (Dangerous Ground 5) by Josh Lanyon — 5+ stars DIK (Wave)
Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony — 5 stars (Sammy)

The Ghost in Number 9

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GhostNumber9Title: The Ghost in Number 9
Author: Rick R. Reed
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Amazon Buy Link The Ghost In Number 9
Genre: Paranormal M/M Romance
Length: 33 pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A Guest Review by Lloyd A. Meeker

Review Summary: A beautifully crafted story, perfectly paced, a very satisfying read—a closeted gay man’s Christmas Carol.

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Guest Reviewers’ Top Picks for 2013

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Good morning everyone.  Aunt Lynn here with our last edition of the team’s Top Picks of this past year.

Guest Reviewers! Without them we could not do what we do and since the beginning we have been grateful to have them. As in years past, we added new team members to the established family we have cultivated.

As usual at this time of year, we put together lists of the top books we’ve reviewed in the last twelve months and you’ll notice that they range from just a few to ten (depending on length of time with the site and amount of time they could devote to reviewing)…and a little something more.

In alphabetical order, here are the books rated by Andrea, Feliz, Lady M, Lasha, LenaLena, Leslie S, myself (Aunt Lynn), Lloyd, Orion, Raine, Sammy, Sirius, Tj and Zac as the best of 2013:

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The Little Things

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LittleThings[The]Title: The Little Things
Author: Jay Northcote
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Contemporary.

Length: 214 pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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Review by Zac D

Amazon Link; Publisher Buy Link

Review Summary: A sweet, well written book that left me with a warm old heart. Ordinary in the very best kind of way.


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Merry Christmas, Utah

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med_MerryChristmasUtahTitle: Merry Christmas, Utah
Author: Erin O’Quinn
Cover artist: Sara York and Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
Amazon buy link: Merry Christmas, Utah
Genre: Gay, Western, Contemporary
Length: 7,000 words
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Guest review by Orion

Review summary: A wonderful mashup of Western and Christmas tales.

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Secrets And Ink

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SecretsAndInk72lgTitle & Link: Secrets And Ink
Author: Lou Harper
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Link:  Secrets and Ink
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 5+ stars

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A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: Simply one of the most outstanding novels of 2013.

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The Night Before Thanksgiving

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thankful185Title: The Night Before Thanksgiving
Author: M. Durango
Cover artist: Unknown
Publisher: Torquere Press
Amazon buy link: The Night Before Thanksgiving
Genre: Contemporary m/m romance
Length: 19 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Guest review by Orion

Review summary: A short, sweet story that leaves you wanting more.

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Stealing the Wind

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Title & Link:  Stealing the Wind
Author:  Shira Anthony
Cover Artist:  Anne Cain
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea)
Genre: Paranormal M/M
Length:  Novel
Rating:  5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary:  A high spirited adventure that is fraught with mystery and abounds with passionate love.

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Bone Rider

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imageTitle: Bone Rider
Author: J. Fally
Cover Artist: Daniela Barisone
Publisher & Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link: Bone Rider
Genre: M/M Romance,S/F, Action/Adventure
Length: 310 pages
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Raine

Summary Review: Outrageously ambitious plot concerning, “cowboys, aliens, hit men and now a canyon full of survivalists…” with added complications courtesy of the US army creates a spectacular cinematic read.

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Serenading Stanley

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SerenadingStanleyTitle & Link: Serenading Stanley
Author: John Inman
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link:  Serenading Stanley
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novel
Rating: 5+ stars

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A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: An incredible love story, nothing more, nothing less–just brilliant!

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Recommended Reads — October 2013

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17936957Here is the list of Recommended Reads for October 2013.  Looks like it was a great month! If there are incorrect links or something I missed, please leave a comment in the post. Enjoy!

Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) by SE Jakes — 4.75 stars (Feliz)
Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells — 5 stars (zac)
In the Key of by WIlla Oakti — 5 stars (Sammy)
The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari by Sarah Black — 5 stars (LadyM)
Afflicted II by Brandon Shire — 5+ stars DIK (Wave)
Kid Gloves by Anna Martin — 5 stars (Sammy)
Acts of Kindness by B.A. Tortuga — 4.75 stars (Orion)
Someday It Will Be by S.A. McAuley — 5 stars (Sammy)
Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #5 by Cecilia Tan — 5+ stars DIK (LenaLena)
Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood — 4.75 stars (Raine)
The Tin Box by Kim Fielding — 5 stars (Andrea)
Painting Fire On The Air (A Survivor Story) by J.P. Barnaby — 4.75 stars (Sammy)
Shock & Awe (A Sidewinder Story) by Abigail Roux — 5 stars (Wave)
A Broken Kind of Life by Jamie Mayfield — 5 stars (Sammy)
Captive Magic, Sentinels #3 by Angela Benedetti — 4.75 stars (Sirius)
The Parting Glass by Josh Lanyon — 5 stars (Tj)
Love Lessons by Hedi Cullinan — 4.75 stars (Sammy)

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek

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MediumSweetExtraShotofGeekTitle and Link: Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
Author: R. Cooper
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link:  Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: Novella/66 pages
Rating: 5 stars

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A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary:  Just an incredibly well written love story that is teeming with fun!

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