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Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits - Myth-Adventures

“Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits” by Jody Lynn Nye adds a new story to the delightfully punny series began by the late Robert Asprin. It was fun to catch up with the great Skeeve, who has made a lot of progress under the tutelage of that wily Per...

4 Stars

Not a Game - A Contemporary Gay Romance Novel

“Not a Game” by Cardeno C. does a lovely job of depicting a shy young man’s blossoming under the tutelage of an older man. The familiar theme of mistaken identity and potential landmine underlying their relationship is an enjoyable ticking...

4 Stars

Mary Had a Little Glam

“Mary Had a Little Glam” is a children’s book written by Tammi Sauer and delightfully illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This fun and stylish twist on several beloved nursery rhymes features budding diva Mary, who jazzes up not only he...

5 Stars

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital

“Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital” by Ylleya Fields and illustrated by Michael LaDuca is a delightful children’s book celebrating love and dance. This book is part of the eponymous ‘Princess Cupcake Jones’ series that stars a ve...

5 Stars

Stud for Hire - Stripped Down

“Stud for Hire” by Sabrina York is a delicious combination of sexy cowboy, damsel in distress, and a different twist on a reunion romance. I always enjoy the combination of humor and sensuality that mark this author’s stories and the gradua...

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  • Author: Sabrina York
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: InterMix

Stormswept

“Stormswept” by Deborah Martin/Sabrina Jeffries reminds me of how far the historical romance genre has come over the past few decades. I normally enjoy this author’s stories but I had trouble with the characters in this particular book and...

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Tracefinder - Contact

“Tracefinder: Contact” by Kaje Harper is a m/m paranormal suspense tale that centers around undercover cop Nick Rugo who endeavors to channel his aggressive tendencies into a successful assignment to bring down a drug lord. His unexpected c...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Kaje Harper

Falling for Her Bachelor - Bachelor Auction Returns Book 2

“Falling for her Bachelor” by Robin Bielman is filled with angst and regrets but that is balanced by the sweet and spicy elements that characterize the interactions between Cassidy and Nick. I love the reunion stories where couples find eac...

4 Stars
  • Author: Robin Bielman
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing

A Study in Sable - An Elemental Masters Novel, #11

“A Study In Sable” by Mercedes Lackey effortlessly returned me to the alternate world populated by those who can manipulate magic or talk to ghosts, mythical and mystical creatures, and…the Holmes brothers, who continue to wreak their own b...

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Jigsaw - Black Raven Book 2

"Jigsaw" by Stella Barcelona is an exciting and spellbinding tale of terrorism, politics, and global cooperation with a delicious counterpoint of lost love and dedication to ethics and the requirements of the job, no matter how unpalatable....

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Changes - Tracefinder, #2

“Tracefinder: Changes” provides a glimpse of the slippery slope being experienced by a former undercover cop who is determined to assist Brian in his quest to find a way to survive. Brian’s gift and naivete, plus the ongoing police hunt for...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Kaje Harper

Kingfisher

“Kingfisher” by Patricia A. McKillip reminds me of why I am always hesitant to start one of this author’s books. I am enchanted by the intricate prose and fascinated by her ability to weave commonplace occurrences with fantastical events an...

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Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food - 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

“Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home” by Ivy Stark with Joanna Pruess is a cookbook filled with recipes, anecdotes, and pictures of various dishes based on adaptations of street food of Mexico. Apparently,...

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Between a Book and a Hard Place - A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #5

“Between a Book and a Hard Place” by Denise Swanson is a fun story with a sensual twist that reminds us we can choose our friends (and lovers) but we can’t choose our relatives (or step-relatives). This somewhat wacky cozy mystery is a bit...

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  • Author: Denise Swanson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Ah-Choo!

“Ah-Choo!” by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams and illustrated by Ken Min is a children’s book chronicling a boy’s search through an alphabetical sequence of animals in order to find a pet that won’t make his sister sneeze. The deligh...

5 Stars

What Remains

“What Remains” by Garret Leigh is an intense story that explores the commitment of love and the difficulty of continuing in the face of overwhelming challenges and the possibility of never having a happy ending. I wasn’t enamored of the con...

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  • Author: Garrett Leigh
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Red River - Pack Collection Book 2

Red River by Cardeno C. is a quick read that provides an intriguing twist on the concept of m/m shapeshifters who are mated. I had a bit of trouble with several aspects of the story, including the fact that Wesley is patiently waiting to be...

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  • Author: Cardeno C.
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors

The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge - The Ghost Whisperer Series Book 2

"The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge" by Linda Covella is a young adult story that continues the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ series which centers around Kayanne (Pepper) Connelly’s experiences at the aforementioned lodge. The thirteen-year-old not only...

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Hunter Forsaken - Wild Hunt, #2

“Hunter Forsaken” by Nancy Corrigan continues the ‘Wild Hunt’ series and gives an intriguing look at the machinations taking place around the Huntsmen even as it reveals more about the bond between the newest member of the pack and the thir...

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No Quarter - Bounty, #1

“No Quarter” by Christine D’Abo is a fun and exciting m/m science fiction adventure with a romantic twist. I love the way it gives glimpses of other beings and space travel but almost has that Old West quality to the story. I felt that some...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine D'Abo
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Midnight Bites - Stories of the Morganville Vampires

“Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires” by Rachel Caine is a wonderful collection of stories that remind one of all of the wonderfully quirky and dark elements of this series. The prologue to each indicates where in the series...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Supernatural, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: NAL

No Cats Allowed - A Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #7

“No Cats Allowed” by Miranda James is a fun look at some of the eccentric characters who staff an academic library and the challenges faced, some of them fatal. The personable cat who is beloved by almost everyone has his own opinion about...

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  • Author: Miranda James
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

His Kind of Cowgirl

“His Kind of Cowgirl” by Karen Rock starts with a tear-jerker of a prologue that grabbed my emotions and entangled me in the lives of Claire and her adorable son as they learn to deal with multiple challenges. Then I struggled to form a con...

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Willie & Me - Baseball Card Adventures

“Willie & Me” by Dan Gutman is a fun imaginative children’s story that presents a lot of baseball history and lore in a fun fashion. The great breezy style that gives a young boy’s perspective on both baseball and life is combined with the...

4 Stars

Night Shift - A Novel of Midnight, Texas, #3

“Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris continues the eerie and mesmerizing tale of a remarkable group of individuals. It has been fascinating to learn more and more details about this disparate collection of beings, and to see how their comfort...

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  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Inseverable - A Carolina Beach Novel, #1

“Inseverable” by Cecy Robson evokes both the joy and sadness of a group of friends experiencing one last summer working together before they all go their separate ways. The author does such a great job of portraying that close-knit connecti...

5 Stars

Cryptogram Chaos - A Virtual Reality Adventure

"Cryptogram Chaos: A Virtual Reality Adventure" by Linda Covella is a middle grade contemporary adventure and fantasy story that features a trio of ninth graders who learn to see beyond the cliques that have formed and work together. Cody R...

5 Stars

Awakened - Intimate Relations, #3

“Awakened” by Kate Douglas is a romantic suspense story that does a wonderful job of tying in with the two books that precede it yet provides its own mystery and suspense in a way that allows it to be read as a stand-alone story. I love the...

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Stare Him Down - Stare Down Book 3

This sizzling story combines a mystery that follows machinations in the business world and a slowly evolving sensual relationship between two individuals who vacillate between showing their true desires and acting according to conventional...

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  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

Dark Duke - Noble Passions Book 2

The wonderful combination of heat and humor in this story reminds me of why I enjoy this author’s works so much. There are intriguing twists on some of the conventions of historical romances combined with a intense sensuality that is offset...

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An American in Scotland - Maciain, #3

“An American in Scotland” by Karen Ranney is a unique story that explores a different aspect of the impact of the American Civil War on other countries. There is amazing courage shown by Rose, who is determined to save her family and refuse...

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All Wrapped Up - A Pine Mountain Novel, #5

“All Wrapped Up” by Kimberly Kincaid piqued my interest because of the quirky and snarky imagery and kept me interested as Nick Brennan’s history unfolds. Who can resist characters who declare things like: “Pardon me while I fly the bullshi...

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  • Author: Kimberly Kincaid
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

All They Ever Wanted - A Second Chances Novel, #2

“All They Ever Wanted” by Tracy Solheim is a fascinating look at the political process and the impact it can have on idealism and dreams. It was fun to see the small town interactions and contrast the values and behavior espoused with those...

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  • Author: Tracy Solheim
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Vendetta - A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #2

“Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Caro...

4 Stars
  • Author: Gail Z. Martin
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Solaris

Locked, Loaded, & Lying

“Locked, Loaded & Lying” by Sarah Andre is an exciting story that gives a glimpse of the other side of the fame and pressure attendant upon being a top athlete even as it gradually reveals clues about a murder mystery. There are very compli...

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The Wicked Duke - Wicked Trilogy, #3

This historical romance is a fascinating, albeit heart-wrenching, look at some of the machinations that were commonly accepted during this period. Once again, this author pens a daring story that features atypical main characters who are ca...

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  • Author: Madeline Hunter
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Jove

Rival Forces - A K-9 Rescue Novel, #4

This exciting romantic suspense story provides a fascinating look at the various roles well-trained dogs can play even as it follows a complicated romance and a mystery. I loved the dogs and I think that Kye is a very yummy hero, but I wasn...

4 Stars

I Thee Wed - The Wicked Worthington Series, #4

This historical romance provides a wonderfully wacky story peopled by unique and fascinating characters. I adore Orion’s youngest sister, Atalanta (Attie), who is described by one character as a cat, able to get into and out of the most unu...

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  • Author: Celeste Bradley
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

The Cakes of Monte Cristo - A Piece of Cake Mystery, #6

This mystery story blends a delicious amount of tasty temptation with a lovely flavor of life in New Orleans. There are quite a few secondary characters who have interconnections and even though this story can be read as a stand-alone, I su...

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  • Author: Jacklyn Brady
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their spe...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: DAW

Duke of Sin - Maiden Lane, #10

This is a somewhat dark story that probably should be expected given Valentine’s nature and past actions. The fascination for me is in learning how and why he has become the amoral dissolute man he is and in watching Bridget finding a way t...

4 Stars

The Bad Boy's Baby - Hope Springs, #3

This contemporary romance deals with several serious issues including a secret baby, anger management and post-deployment problems, and caring for an elderly family member as well as a child. It was easy to develop sympathy for the major ch...

4 Stars

Chaos Choreography - An Incryptid Novel, #5

This is such a fun series, not just because of the breadth of imagination that blends real-life situations with remarkably outlandish creatures in a unique urban fantasy. Those who follow these stories are already familiar with beloved char...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Spirit Fall - The Guardians, #1

This sensual paranormal romance gives an interesting perspective on the idea of depression and the role it plays in one’s life. I like the concept of the Guardian Warriors and their spiritmates and this story sets up the series nicely, but...

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  • Author: Tessa McFionn
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Etopia Press

Three Promises - The Billionaire Bachelors, #5

These charming contemporary romances give glimpses of three very different men who are driven to succeed yet have significant handicaps that form chinks in their armor. The unifying element of their friend’s wedding along with an island tha...

4 Stars

Let It Breathe

One of the things I have learned about this author is that she creates wonderfully humorous contemporary romances and “Let It Breathe” is no exception. The madcap adventures manage to showcase various aspects of enology and wildlife rescue,...

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Loud and Clear

I was intrigued by the blurb and excerpt for this title, because it presented an interesting dilemma. How could a person who has trouble reading communicate with someone who prefers to write his words rather than speak them? I love the grad...

4 Stars
  • Author: Aidan Wayne
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology - An Otherworld Novel

One of my favorite collections of paranormal stories is the ‘Otherworld’ series by this author. I am fascinated by the interactions of the various characters, including the thought-provoking idea of a female alpha who became a werewolf beca...

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  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Plume

Kaitlin's Tale

This poignant paranormal tale continues to be unique in this genre because of the non-traditional characters who show that they are definitely not perfect. The harsh life that Kaitlin has already experienced has bowed but not broken her and...

4 Stars

The Long Night - A Novel of Suspense

In “The Long Night: A Novel of Suspense”, a military fiction story with paranormal elements by Jessica Scott, Staff Sergeant Sam Brown returns to Iraq for his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his pregnant fiancée, Faith, who has extracte...

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