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3 Stars for Jens & Elliot (Storming Love Series 2, Blizzard #1) by Sara York #MM #Romance

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Title: Jens & Elliot (Storming Love Series 2 Blizzard #1)
Author Name: Sara York
Publication Date & Length: January 25, 2015 – 68pgs

Synopsis

Jens Arnesen is only looking for a taste of the city, a place to experience Boston. What he finds is a sexy naked man who ends up being more than he bargained for. Elliot Matthews needs a place to stay until the storm blows over and the airports open. Being walked in on by Jens starts out as an annoyance but grows into the best thing in his life. When the skies clear and the airports open, they have no choice but to part. If only they lived closer to each other then life would be perfect.

When the storm throws them together, can Jens and Elliot make the most of the situation?

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ThreeStar

This is the story of Jens and Elliot, two men travelling for business.  In Boston, they both arrange to let the same flat for the same weekend.  Just as Jens arrives, a blizzard hits.

This is a short story.  It is a simple story.  It is a sexy story.  The men are hot, the sex is hot, the snow is cold.  It is the perfect story to read in front of a fire on a cold February night.

I really like the way Sara York’s writing style has evolved since the first Texas Soul books a few years ago.  Her writing is now much more polished and the dialogue between the two men rings true.

My only reservation about the story is that the ensuing relationship between the two men isn’t very believable.  But hey – it was billed as romance, not erotica.

Sarah

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Writing is Sara’s life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can’t help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago Sara met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara’s passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.

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3 and 5 Stars for Stolen Dreams by Sue Brown – #MM #Romance #Erotic @suebrownstories

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Title: Stolen Dreams
Author Name: Sue Brown
Publication Date & Length: January 30 2015 – 240pgs

Synopsis

After cheating on and losing the man he loved, Morgan Conway decided to get his life right. Now he owns a coffee shop and is engaged to Jase, an actor and rising star. All is perfect in his world until the man he thought was gone forever walks into his shop. His hidden feelings rush to the surface, unfortunately there for everyone to see, including his fiancé.

Shae Delamere was crushed when Morgan cheated on him five years ago. But he has a reason for seeking Morgan out. As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart. Morgan cannot deny he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged. With some hard decisions to make, Morgan struggles not to hurt the men he cares about—again. Shae has secrets he came to share with Morgan, but revealing them now could keep them apart for good.

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FiveStars

I can’t say enough good things about this book. It held my attention throughout.

The story started out a little slowly, and it took me a while to warm up to both Shae and Morgan. They weren’t likable in the beginning. That quickly changed as the plot developed, and I enjoyed getting to know them through the pages. I loved the supporting characters and how each of them carried a different piece of the puzzle with Shae and Morgan’s past and Shae’s multiple secrets.

There is a lot of very descriptive sex in this novel, which works in context, but isn’t my personal preference. However, it’s all so well-written that it more than made up for it, and most readers will enjoy Shae and Morgan’s intense physical relationship. I felt it was true to their characters, and a lot was revealed about them through their intimacy.

All in all, this was a terrific book, and I’m really glad I picked it up.

Amy

ThreeStar

This is the story of Morgan, a coffee shop owner and assistant movie director in Los Angeles.  It is also the story of Shae, a classics professor in Austin.  When we meet Morgan, he is engaged to Jase but he has never really gotten over Shae, his first love.  When Shae returns to LA to visit his father in hospital, the two men meet again for the first time in five years.

It is an old story.  Does Morgan hold on to his new love or does he risk everything and give Shae a chance?  His choices and the relationships that emerge are fraught with all the complexites of any contemporary paring.  Clashing career needs, family complications and years of miscommunication form very real barriers for the men involved.

Romance writing always walks a fine line between fantasy and reality.  The genre is naturally fantasy, but we readers tend to want it as realistic as possible.  It is here that I think this book struggles.  At times the realism of two lovers trying to align schedules, work and families is a little too much for me.  We read romance to escape all this!

In other parts of the book, fantasy wins out as things happen far too conveniently.  The Jase plotline felt contrived.  Without spoiling the story, I didn’t believe Jase’s actions or revelations were true to the character first introduced.  If Brown wants realism, she needs to allow her main characters’ actions to be morally ambiguous without interfering.

I really like the two central families in this book.  I loved the realistic awkwardness as the men met up with each other’s families after such an explosive break-up and an ensuing timelapse.  Unfortunately, another central plotline about family secrets was similarly contrived to create tension and conflict.  It wasn’t necessary.  The story was already great without superfluous drama.

Sue Brown writes well and the main characters emerge as very two very loveable men.  I just wish she had managed to balance fantasy and realism with more agility.

Sarah

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Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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3.5 Stars for Loving Anna by Autumn Breeze – #FF @autumnbre33z3

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Title: Loving Anna
Author Name: Autumn Breeze
Publication Date & Length: October 31, 2014 – 198 pgs

Synopsis

Amelia Kurt was different. And she knew it. That didn’t stop her from loving her best friend, Annabelle Johnson. They spent an entire summer making love, and growing into what was promising to be the only relationship either ever knew.

Then, one day, the unexpected happens. Anna disappears. No reason, no forwarding address, no number. She was simply gone.

Eleven years later, Anna returns. Her truth is heartbreaking but it’s only the beginning of their journey to recovery.

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Amy Kurt attends a teacher conference and gets the surprise of a lifetime there.  The girl who broke her heart 11 years ago (Annabelle Johnson,aka Anna) has appeared and wants to make amends.  However, Amy is not that fast to forgive and forget.  She hails and cab and rushes to her hotel.  Anna chases after her and follows her to her room.  Amy notices that Anna looks sickly.   What follows is a flashback to what happens 11 years ago.  I liked that the flashback helped fill in the holes of the story.

Unfortunately, this story is riddled with typos. I was left wondering if this book was edited.

I was wondering why the boy that Amy’s mom wanted her to marry, that Amy had no interest in, appears after the flashback with his husband.  There was no inkling in the flashback that he might be gay.

There are many ups and downs for Amy and Anna, but they get through them.  I was glad to see that their love prevailed.

It was a good story, but it needed a better editor.

Angela

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In October 1991 Autumn Breeze was born at 11P.M in Clarksville, Tennessee where she grew up in a large family consisting of two brothers, one sister, dozens of cousins, a couple of dogs, multiple cats, and just as many chickens.

In May 2008 she moved to Mississippi with her husband and had a son in November of the same year. She is also the owner of a hyper active dog with a bad habit of chewing on everything including but not limited to shoes, dishes, clothes, feet and hands.

Writing has always been a passion of hers. As far back as she can remember, she has been writing. Paper and pen or laptop and keyboard, she is at home with both.

LOVING ANNA is her first published work.

She is currently working on her second book, GRIM LIFE.

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3 Stars for Belt Buckles and Cowboy Boots by Bailey Bradford #MM #Romance #Cowboy #NormalPeople @Totally_Bound

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Title: Belt Buckles and Cowboy Boots
Author Name: Bailey Bradford
Publication Date: March 13, 2015

Synopsis

Lessons learned from past betrayals can protect Colby Vincent’s heart, or cost him a chance at happiness he never thought to have.

Colby thought he’d never let anyone close again after being betrayed by everyone he loved, but one closeted, stubborn oilfield worker with a penchant for dressing like a cowboy seems determined to out himself and win Colby’s heart. It’s as if Hunter Talamentez walked right out of Colby’s fantasies and into the convenience store where Colby works.

But Hunter is closeted, and he’s never considered changing that. He’s got his homophobic cousin with him, a family that he knows won’t support him if they know the truth about who he is and a job where being out could get him hurt. He resigned himself to spending his life alone until he gets to know Colby. Then he embarks on a journey with Colby that will change their lives if only they both find the strength to take a few chances.

Nothing comes easily, and learning to give from the heart when that heart has been shattered twice before might be more than Colby is capable of. He isn’t sure about having more than a fling with Hunter, yet he can’t seem to stay away from the man, either. What was meant to be one night together turns into more, and Colby loses his ability to keep Hunter at the safe distance he’d wanted.

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ThreeStar

This is a very sweet story.  A small story in the best possible way.  In a genre cluttered with impossibly beautiful soldiers, cops and cowboys, there is clearly space for the story of a very ordinary convenience store clerk and an oil rig labourer.

For the most part, this story stays real and very well observed.  I could feel the claustrophobic Texas heat and imagine the similarly claustrophobic atmosphere in the small town.  Both Cody and Hunter’s struggles with isolation and poverty made them loveable and I genuinely felt for the two main characters and their circumstances.

Which brings me to the problems I have with the story.  There is a fine line between a m/c evoking sympathy from readers and a m/c who comes across as pathetic.  I’m not sure the lines are always clear in this story – which is fine, but much different from the usual m/m romance.

It is impossible for me to know how real the homophobia portrayed in the book actually is in small town Texas.  I would hate for it to have been exaggerated as a plot device.  For a European reader, some of the scenarios presented seem outdated by thirty years.

My final cringe is the trip to the medical clinic used to create tension – this is an enduring cliche in the m/m genre and I found myself disappointed.  This book felt original up to this point. I was disappointed the author couldn’t imagine beyond the ordinary.

Having voiced my concerns, I’m back to praising the author for crafting a gentle little story about two endearing men and their struggles for love, friendship and survival in rural Texas.

Sarah

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I am a married mom of four who spends most of the day writing, either on stories or at the blog. I love to write as much as I love to read. I am generally quiet and laid back, choosing to let things slide off me rather than stick and irritate me.

And it’s really hard trying to think of descriptives for myself, so I’ll just let y’all e-mail me or comment at the blog if there’s something specific you’d like to know, and spare you from reading a boring bio:D

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3 Stars for Memories of the Heart by Felice Stevens #MM #Romance @FeliceStevens1

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Title: Memories of the Heart
Author Name: Felice Stevens
Publication Date : February 2015

Synopsis

Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.

Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.

As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.

Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.

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ThreeStar

Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg.
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Josh gives up his career and returns home.
The first meeting between Micah and Josh doesn’t go so well… nor does the 2nd time. By the 3rd time you are gnashing your teeth hoping these two get their sh*t together and put aside their egos!!! Dr. Steinberg is still a brute, but he has a history of being abandoned and that makes him skittish. He may have been abandoned by his parents, but he had a very caring and sweet grandmother. Josh was cheated on. He doesn’t want to get involved easily, but he also doesn’t really believe in one-night stands. Until he sees Micah one night and he seems really lost and needing more than a friend. Against his better judgement, Josh throws away his own fears and goes home with Micah.
This story was sometimes difficult to relate to. I found myself more frustrated with both male characters. I found Dr. Steinberg, and yes, I think of him as Dr. Steinberg not Micah because I found him too cold. He was gruff and arrogant and then too sappy and because of that I didn’t find myself feeling empathy towards him. And Josh, well, he was working in his ex bf’s sister’s coffee shop (I knew just by reading that, there would be some drama, and I was right, which I didn’t want to be). There were frequent situations where they assumed things and stomped off in a huff, instead of talking and I found that unappealing, considering their ages (late 30s). Josh was too yoyo’ish. Too much insecure inner dialogue and then it all goes out the window. I mean if you are going to be insecure then at least stick to your guns or … shut up. I didn’t feel like I could relate to either male leads, just didn’t resonate any warm or fuzzy feelings.
The one part that I did feel some sympathy towards, was Dr. Steinberg’s grandmother and the early signs of dementia. There were some scenes however, that I found were a bit much. The grandmother’s repeated digs at her own grandson for not being a good grandson, and her constant reminder to him about not visiting the grandmother for various derogatory reasons. Not that I can criticize, as I have never been in this situation, but when you want people to read your stories and sympathize with your characters, chastising someone repeatedly isn’t really the way to do it.
The author does a pretty good job of describing the intimate moments between the characters, but even with the amount of sex they had, I still didn’t feel a connection.
I get why it was called Memories of the Heart, but this story didn’t get in to my heart like I thought it would.Kimberley

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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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3.5 and 3 Stars for Opening Day by Alexis Wood – #MM #Erotic

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Title: Opening Day (Southern Jersey Shores #1)
Author Name: Alexis Woods
Publication Date & Length: March 1, 2015 – 48pgs

Synopsis

When pharmacy manager, Aaron Lark, known to his best friends as Ace, is dumped by his latest boyfriend, he decides to step back from the dating scene. What he doesn’t expect is for the blue-eyed pharmacist, Darren Goldman, to step into, and rock, his world. Bonding over beer, brownies and baseball, Ace and Darren play a game where hopefully both end up crossing home plate as winners.

WARNING: this story contains sex acts between consenting male adults.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This is my first time reading Alexis Woods. When I read the synopsis, I chose to read this because I was looking for something short, and a naughty fix, so to speak!

Aaron, is a manager of a pharmacy and dealing with the disappointment of a recent breakup.

Darren, is filling in for a pharmacist at Aaron’s pharmacy.

When Aaron and Darren meet the first time, you feel an attraction through the pages. I loved that the author included chapter headings that refer to baseball. The author definitely has a way with naughty words and this was fun, sexy, quick read!

However, I didn’t particularly care for the rhyming names or that there seemed to be more sex than plot.

Reviewer: Kimberley

ThreeStar

This is the story of Ace, a pharmacy manager.  When we first meet him, he is bemoaning a string of regrettable relationships and relying heavily on his friends for support.

It is also the story of Darren, a temporary pharmacist working in his store.

This is a simple, gentle romance.  The men meet and date at Ace’s friends’ pub.  They enjoy watching baseball together.

And then it ends.  Abruptly.  I don’t want to spoil the ending because it left me in a bit of a muddle.  I still haven’t decided how I feel about it.  It was funny – funny how?  I’m not sure.

And so the three stars. It was almost as if two different stories had been tacked together.  I liked both the men, I liked the writing style.  I liked the way the plot felt natural.  I liked Ace’s friends.

I just remain completely bamboozled by the ending.

Sarah

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Starlight and Constellation: Gemini is “out of the closet,” free, and ready for reading.

Alexis Woods is the pen name of Alexis of Woods End, mundanely known as Alicia Mattson. You can find my reviews and book lists here.

I’m an: Author/Anachronist, Beta, Coffee Lover, Daughter/Dancer, Friend/Fighter, Jewish, Khazar, Lover/Leader, Mother/Medieval, Novice, Opinionated, Pharmacist, Romantic/Reenactor, Sister/Scout, Traveler, Visionary, Wife

Always an avid reader and colorful dreamer, it was only a matter of time before taking pen to paper, oftentimes literally. A firm believer in every song tells a story and every story has a song, I sing under my breath, tap my toes and swing my hips, much to the delight of my co-workers and friends. I freely admit that becoming a romance author is the best mid-life crisis a girl could ever have.

3 Stars for Let It Go by Sid Love – #MM #Holiday

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Title: Let it Go
Author Name: Sid Love
Publication Date & Length: January 1, 2015 – 72pgs

Synopsis

“Everyone tells me to stay away from him. But if only I knew how to resist him…”

Goa isn’t supposed to be on Damon O’Neil’s list of places to stay while working in India. It’s merely a substitute for his planned trip to visit his sister in Paris for Christmas and the New Year. His boss had other ideas. He’s sent Damon to carry out urgent upgrades to the company’s offshore units and Damon can’t say no.

When Damon encounters an extra-spicy curry, a handsome Indian guy named Virat comes to his rescue. Damon is instantly smitten with his looks, and especially with his cute smile. But Damon soon realizes he is very much out of his league when Virat introduces his new wife.

However, there might just be a chance Virat isn’t all he pretends to be

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ThreeStar

Let It Go is an appealing, quick read. Damon, our American hero, is likable and his observations on his work-traveled India intriguing. He develops a crush on Virat, who is recently married and on honeymoon in the same resort as Damon. Did I mention it’s Christmas?
Sexual frustration spins and crescendos pleasantly between them. There’s infidelity and manipulation, which may not appeal to every reader. The writing is not strong and I found it a slow start but as it began to build, I got a appropriately swept away.
I laud the cultural contrast presented. Virat is his own man, no stereotype, and India’s political and cultural issues even sneak into a paragraph or two.
C.E. Case

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3 Stars for Desert Heat by Lucy Felthouse – #MM #Military #Romance

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Title: Desert Heat
Author Name: Lucy Felthouse
Publication Date & Length: January 29, 2015 – 59pgs

Synopsis

Their love is forbidden by rules, religion and risk. Yet still they can’t resist.

Captain Hugh Wilkes is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. The British Army is withdrawing, and Wilkes expects his posting to be event-free. That is, until he meets his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, who awakens desires in Wilkes that he’d almost forgotten about, and that won’t be ignored.

Please note: this book was previously published as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle.

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ThreeStar

To me this story felt like two different stories combined even though it is very short. You have the romance side and then you have the military side. While the military side was fairly accurate, it was kind of cut and dry, even for someone with a military background. I didn’t find much to keep me wanting to find out what happens, except for with the romance.
How could these two men have anything happen between them? That is what kept me reading. Then when it does happen, it was almost like a man and a woman, not two men together. My turn, then your turn. It wasn’t like either actually enjoyed being on the receiving end, which made it awkward to read. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot of emotions or feelings until there was the expression of love, which was completely an insta-love situation as they didn’t even know each other outside of the military situations and the between the sheets action.
Altogether it wasn’t terrible though, I just wish it’d felt smoother from the transition of military parts to romance and getting to know each other (or not had the love thrown in and just made it a way to relieve stress or something that route).
Renee

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes.

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3 Stars for Mercy’s Prisoner by Dusk Peterson – #MM @duskpeterson

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Title: Mercy’s Prisoner (Life Prison, #1)
Author Name: Dusk Peterson
Publication Date & Length: August 26, 2014 – 264pgs

Synopsis

“‘You have committed a vile and savage act, one that any other nation would punish with death. Our punishment, on the other hand, will only be to give you what you want. You have sought to live in a world without boundaries of civilization, and such a world shall henceforth be your dwelling place.'”

A cold-hearted murderer. A vicious abuser. A young man hiding a shameful secret. A bewildered immigrant. A pure-minded spy.

All of these men have found their appointed places at Mercy Life Prison, where it is easy to tell who your enemies are. But a new visitor to Mercy is about to challenge decades-old customs. Now these men’s worst enemies may be hiding behind masks . . . and so may their closest allies.

A runner-up in the Rainbow Awards 2014, the book bundle “Mercy’s Prisoner” can be read on its own or as the first volume in the Life Prison series. Friendship, desire between men, and the costs of corruption and integrity are examined in this multicultural speculative fiction series, which is inspired by prison life at the end of the nineteenth century.

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ThreeStar

Borrowing from the author’s website, “Life Prison is a speculative fiction series about male desire and determination in nineteenth-century prisons.” Each of these things is true.
The world-building is exquisite. Anchored in Maryland is the Republic of Mip and its life prisons, forgotten places where the worst criminals go and pray to die. Dying, though, is outlawed, because it is an escape from punishment.
This is an anthology of sorts. The first protagonist is Merrick, a child-murderer. That should set the tone. The murder is vivid and gruesome, as are the rapes and beatings Merrick endures in the life prison.
It’s unrelenting. This is not a light book, and it’s not a redemptive book. If rape, murder, and torture are not for you, then this book is not for you.
Dusk Peterson, despite this, has a huge following. The writing is fantastic. Each word shows talent and craft, research and imagination, passion and purpose. Mercy‘s Prisoner is a great read.
It gets three stars from me because of its ultimately frustrating lack of resolution. Mysteries are hinted at, plots thicken, but there’s no payoff. Dusk relies on murky atmosphere rather than resolution, and leaves the reader with no catharsis.
If you step into Mercy Prison, there will be no escape.
C.E. Case

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Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes historical speculative fiction and lgtbq novels. Suspense plays an important role in many of the tales; the conflict in those tales is both external and internal. Peterson’s stories are often placed in dark settings, such as prisons or wartime locations. The mood of the stories, however, is not one of unrelieved gloominess: romance, friendship, and faithful service are recurring themes. Visitduskpeterson.com for e-books and free fiction.

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5 and 3 Stars for Twisted Lives by Ali Spooner – #FF #Romance #Standalone

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Title: Twisted Lives
Author Name: Ali Spooner
Publication Date & Length: September 14, 2014 – 230 pgs

Synopsis

A twist of fate leaves Bet and her daughter Kylie stranded at the entrance of the home of Alex Graves, as she flees the control of an abusive husband.
When custom–homebuilder Alex arrives to find steam boiling from Bet’s car and a beautiful child asleep in the passenger seat, her heart goes out to them.
Alex offers shelter to the pair setting off a chain of events that bring both mother and daughter close to her heart and danger to her door.
A heartwarming story of true love that will keep you smiling long after you’ve finished the book.

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FiveStars

I love Bet because despite having been in a bad, abusive relationship, she had not given up on love or people. She is determined to give her daughter a better life full of love and happiness.
I love Alex because she gets an idea of what she wants and goes for it. And she seems to always find the good in situations.
This is a great book that will take you on a emotional roller coaster. It will draw you in from the moment you start reading and have you laughing and crying.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with this book. From the small town setting, where everyone pulls together when there is trouble. To the boss lady with a heart of gold, and a soft spot for kids and animals.

Amber

ThreeStar

The book started out believable with a woman, Alex, who is described as a tough boss who owns her own business.  I was even fine with the woman, Bet, and her daughter running away from an abusive relationship with her husband and her car breaking down near Alex’s house.

What was not believable to me was the whirl wind romance between the women that happened in a matter of days.  Then the daughter begins calling Alex’s house her home.  It seemed too fairy tale like for me.

Then there is the looming figure of the abusive spouse who finds Bet and his daughter and wants to bring them home to him where they “belong”.  That added an interesting twist to the story and was one I was not expecting.

If you are looking for a love-at-first sight story, this is for you.

Angela

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I am a native Floridian who is temporarily (I hope) displaced in Memphis, TN. for work purposes, however I hope to make it home to a partner of 17 years and our family as quickly as I can. I enjoy photography as a hobby along with spinning a good tale.

I am American by birth and Southern by the Grace of God. LOL I enjoy writing about the south and creating characters and events that I hope my readers enjoy as much as I have in creating them.

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