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Fatal Shadows - The Adrien English Mysteries, #1

In 'Fatal Shadows', when bookshop owner Adrian English's employee and friend is found murdered in an alley he finds himself both the chief suspect and the next intended victim. As if this wasn't enough to cope with, he also finds himself fa...

5 Stars

Snowball in Hell

It is 1943. When the body of a feckless younger son of a high society family is dredged out of the La Brea tar pits, Detective Matthew Spain knows it's a case that could change his life. He doesn't initially suspect how much, even though fr...

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  • Author: Josh Lanyon
  • Review by: Alex
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * Romance: Historical, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Carina Press

The Phoenix

How to begin to summarize this?! It’s a wonderfully complex book, but at its heart is the love between Kit St Denys - the famous actor who was born a gutter rat in London but killed his abusive father and earned a better life –...

5 Stars

The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Everyone knows the story of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's most popular romance. Few people can have missed seeing the 2005 film with Kiera Knightley, or the earlier, and more faithful, BBC TV adaptation. Suffice it to say that the plot...

3 Stars

Laying a Ghost - Genre: LGBT Paranormal

Nick Kelley is running away from his ghosts - literally. A psychic, whose ability to see ghosts and to help them pass on lead to the death of his partner in a car crash, he flees to his mother's ancestral home on a small Scottish island, wh...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors - Genre: LGBT Erotic Contemporary

Thomas Wells Atherton III (known as Tommy) is a wealthy son of an influential family. With no need to work for a living, he nevertheless goes into law, in order to help gay people in San Francisco. Tommy, whose only relationship in his life...

2 Stars

Epiphany: Shining Through

It is the final night of the twelve nights of Christmas, and at the BSDM club, Master Rose is about to give his final performance when the sub he has worked with for years falls ill and an inexperienced pushy boy called Paulo insists on tak...

4 Stars

Steel Sleet - Genre: LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy

Nickerson, a genetically enhanced off-world assassin, has been sent to Earth by his bosses, but before he arrives his transport is shot down and he finds himself being hunted by ruthless killers. Retreating into the underworld he teams up w...

2 Stars

Lord John and the Hand of Devils - Lord John Grey Series

This is not a novel at all, but a collection of three long short stories. (Or perhaps a short story and two novellas). The three are `The Hellfire Club', `The Succubus', and `The Haunted Soldier'. The Hellfire Club is set before `Lord John...

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Lord Carabas

Genre: Historical/Fantasy, LGBT Half faerie orphan and vagabond Julius LaRousse ekes out an adventurous life by stealing. Little does he know, when he foils the attempts of a dockside thief to rob the high born Scottish Lady with the Japane...

3 Stars

Roses in December

Nat is a soldier recovering from Post Traumatic Stress after being trapped in a bombed nightclub in Northern Ireland. Sent to convalesce at Partington Towers, an out of the way nursing home in the depths of the country he struggles with his...

5 Stars

Empire of Ivory - Temeraire Series, #4

Returning from disaster on the Prussian front, William Laurence and his dragon Temeraire find yet more misfortune awaiting them. A lingering but deadly sickness has struck the dragons of Britain, leaving His Majesty's Arial Corps barely abl...

5 Stars

Silk and Poison - Book One of the Dragon's Disciple trilogy

Toshiro Itou is an ambitious young man in 19th Century California. His mother sent him to a father he never knew so that she could pursue her own ambitions with her powerful lover. Bitter and rebellious, when he chances to meet the top rank...

4 Stars

Sly Spectral Trick - Heaven Sent Series

Darien comes home with a bag full of candy for trick or treaters, and a pumpkin, looking forward to Halloween and in a holiday mood. But he finds Chris nervously marking wards on all the windows. Is Chris telling the truth about the ghosts...

3 Stars

A Good Man is Hard to Find - Genre: LGBT Western Historical

Kade Black Eagle is a bounty hunter in the Wild West. When he is shot by the man he's pursuing, his one regret is that he never told his old friend, Warren (Ren) Hayes that he loved him. When he unexpectedly recovers, therefore, he decides...

3 Stars

A Pirate's Primer - Genre: LGBT Fantasy Paranormal

Lieutenant Adam Chandler is a tormented man. Not only in constant pain from his badly broken legs, he is also at odds with his greedy, corrupt family, whose use of betrayal and dark magic to clear the seas of pirates clashes with Adam's sen...

4 Stars

Any Ordinary Day - Genre: Erotic LGBT Shapeshifter Paranormal

Paul Murray is an ordinary guy with an ordinary job and a worse than ordinary car. But when his car breaks down on the way to work, and he is helped by a gorgeous, Armani clad stud in a Jaguar, who proceeds to ask him out, he can't believe...

4 Stars

The Lost Temple of Karttikeya - The Collector 9

Rookie cop, Brandon, is losing his two-timing boyfriend Phil to marriage. When he is sent to investigate a theft at the house of a man known as The Collector, he is offered a bargain - he will find a mystic statue at the Lost Temple of Kart...

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Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade - Lord John Series, #2

Review: Lord John's mother is getting re-married, and the change threatens to stir up more than one thing, which should remain hidden. For a start John is in danger of falling very much in love with his new stepbrother to be, Percy, a love...

5 Stars

Rough Canvas - A Nature of Desire Series Novel

Thomas is a true artist - an immensely talented painter of erotic art - who has given up both his painting and his relationship with his muse and Master, Marcus, to run the family business after his father's death. His sense of duty towards...

5 Stars
  • Author: Joey W. Hill
  • Review by: Alex
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Storywitch Press

Lord John and the Private Matter - Lord John Series, #1

When Lord John Grey accidentally discovers that his young cousin's fianc‚ has the pox he must discover a way to break off the engagement without causing a scandal. This task is made more difficult because the fianc‚ is a very powerful man....

5 Stars

Missing Pieces - Dante's World

Two men find themselves together in a small cabin in the midst of snowy wilderness. They have no idea why they are there, or who they are, but they are instantly drawn to one another as though they have been lovers for a long time. But that...

4 Stars

Paradise Earth - Paradise Earth

Adam is one of the few humans left, trying to repair the Earth after a devastating war laid it waste. He falls for Evan, a shape-changing alien who is hoping to get the planet fixed soon so he can go home to Mars. However, when an asteroid...

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Big Bad Wolf - Pack Mentality

Kamen, leader of the werewolf pack, wants Steve. Steve isn't sure he likes that idea, and neither is the pack, who believe the whole point of an alpha wolf is to breed. But Kamen always gets what he wants... If you love arrogant, dominant r...

3 Stars

Dragon's Stone

Raised as an orphan in our own world, Jack has recently found out he's the son of the evil king of Honalee. He's also the rider of a gay dragon, who - in his human form - is his lover. He's also an untrained wizard. Now he must go back to t...

2 Stars

Faith - Heaven Sent 4

Darien, the drummer of 'Heaven Sent', a rock group composed entirely of gorgeous gay boys, is straight, but lonely. Loneliness leads him into a doomed marriage, and the irresponsible marriage leads him to Christopher Faith - a divorce attor...

4 Stars

Finnegan's Promise

Contemporary - MM Calder Finnegan is a professional footballer who doesn't really want to be a footballer, he's just doing it in an attempt to get the approval he yearns for from his father, a man too busy with running his pub to have notic...

2 Stars

Pledge Slave

Contemporary/Paranormal M/M Andrew Baines' life is taken up by trying to be the man his father wants him to be. He must enter the house at college, which his father insists on, become a lawyer, marry a trophy wife and make his family proud....

4 Stars

Border Roads

This book follows the fortunes of a group of marines who went out to Iraq together as they try to adjust to life back home. All their separate journeys of healing bring them together once more in a group as they patrol the border lands betw...

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Lord and Master

Mark gets a new job as research assistant and PA to Stephen, an older, more powerful man. Both of them are gay, and it amuses them to watch everyone wondering 'are they or aren't they?' But when they cannot resist turning the pretense into...

3 Stars

The Hell You Say - The Third Adrien English Mystery

If Adrien feels that after solving two murder cases he can now settle down to running his bookshop and enjoying his relationship with closeted LAPD detective, Jake, he is very much mistaken. It seems his dippy, New Age assistant Angus has g...

5 Stars

Black Leather Rose

Contemporary M/M Burned by a year of living in a bad flat-share, with a homophobic landlord and no privacy, all John wants out of his new flat is peace. OK, so a fling with his handsome new landlord Charles would be good too, but John is to...

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Walking Wounded

When John Hanson and Keith Kendrick meet at Officer Training College, they both know instantly that this is it - the love of their lives. Their duty separates them, and each gives the other up in a shared determination to defend the innocen...

4 Stars

Standish

Genre: Historical M/M Ambrose Standish's father was cheated out of his great estate by the father of Rafe Goshawk, but now his poverty and his longing for the Great House forces him to swallow his pride and enter Rafe's employ as a tutor fo...

5 Stars

Perfecting Pearl

Sean Pearl is looking for Mr. Right. Luckily, Mr. Right literally falls at his feet. Even more luckily they end up with a baby too, and they live domestically and happily ever after. Seriously, that's about as complex as the plot gets. This...

2 Stars

Coyote Rain

Jared Todd has come to help his father with the ranch. The last thing he needs is a relationship, as his father does not know he is gay, and would not approve. But when he is bitten by a strangely intelligent coyote, and begins having eroti...

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Lev's Discovery - The Felidae 4:

Aaron is a human being who has been captured by the cat-like people known as the Felidae. He has to come to terms with the fact that he is a soulmate to the lion-like Lev. Meanwhile Lev's mate (but not soulmate) Morgan has to accept that he...

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Winds of Change

Genre: M/M Historical Davy and Will are lovers, but they are also Lieutenants in the Royal Navy. They know that at any moment they could be transferred to different ships, separated perhaps forever, and there is nothing they can do about it...

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Ransom

Historical M/M Davy Archer is a midshipman on the HMS Calypso, an up and coming young officer who hides a secret that could get him hanged. He is in love with Lieutenant William Marshall. The two have even become friends, but Davy dare not...

5 Stars

Island of Temptation

Gay Artist Sam Jamison and Straight Lawyer Donovan McNair are shipwrecked together on a small Caribbean Island. While learning to survive both physical hardship and the psychological pressure of fearing they may never be rescued, the two fa...

3 Stars

Reflections

A competently written example of pure and simple wank-fodder, with a passing wave at Greek mythology. If your kink is for pretty, weepy, uke boys with strange colored eyes and big, merciless, cruel dominants with unfeasibly huge pricks, the...

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The Brotherhood 12 - Believe it or Not

Genre: Paranormal/Erotica - M/M To be frank, I'm not sure what this was about. I phased out after the mind numbing tedium of the first ten pages. Something to do with a friendly demon re-uniting soul mates separated by several lifetimes so...

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Windswept

Genre: Paranormal / Contemporary Parker Rigby comes to the mountains to commit suicide, but ends up treating a mysterious man for a bullet wound. The man, Jindra, is a shape-shifting raptor, the son and heir of the ailing chief. His unscrup...

4 Stars