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No Master - Bounty, #3

Reading No Master, I enjoyed a few things about it, including the pace, the storyline, and a certain sense of "Will they be able to accomplish what they - singly and together - set out to accomplish?" What brought everything together for me...

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Angel's Redemption - Men of Charlestown, #4

Angel's Redemption is a sweet story without being saccharine. Elijah Patterson and Jackson Edwards are two men who may be at different points in their lives, but find a way to blend. The story and characters have an innocence in spite of so...

5 Stars

The Martian War

Mr. Anderson brings together an interesting cast of characters in The Martian War such as H.G. Wells, Percival Lowell, Doctor Moreau, Doctor Hawley Griffin, Doctor Selwyn Cavor, and Jane Robbins. Some are real figures, one or two have been...

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The Wandering Falcon

The Wandering Falcon shows the stark beauty, violence, and traditions of an area known as the Federally Administered Tribal Area, a semi-autonomous region lying between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is told in vignettes and chronicles the pr...

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Lord Kelvin's Machine - Langdon St. Ives

Lord Kelvin's Machine has been this reader's introduction to James P. Blaylock and a very good one. The reason(s) for this involve good characters, an interesting storyline, and, naturally, steampunk. While the last may not necessarily be e...

4 Stars

Time's Last Gift - Wold Newton Prehistory

Time's Last Gift has been my introduction to Philip Jose Farmer. I had heard of the author prior to reading the book, just not had the opportunity to read his books previously. The book was, for me, a nice surprise. The story's team (a grou...

4 Stars

People of the Black Sun - A People of the Longhouse Novel / North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear have come out with another stellar book in their North America's Forgotten Past series. As with the other books that I have read by the authors, People of the Black Sun pulled me in right off the bat...

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

The Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 provided an interesting overview - albeit not an entirely complete one - of the authors featured in the anthology. The stories are mainly science fiction, rather than fantasy, with the addition of essays by N...

4 Stars

Kurt Vonnegut 1950-1962 - Novels & Stories 1950-1962

Reading Vonnegut: 1950-1962 reminded me how much I enjoyed reading Kurt Vonnegut years ago. This volume of stories took me back to school with "Harrison Bergeron" (having read it for school twice) and The Sirens of Titan (having read it ind...

5 Stars

Daniel's Dream - Men of Charlestown, #3

I found Daniel's Dream to be a very sweet story and, reading it, wanted to take Daniel out of the pages and hug him. This part of their story is just the right length - touching on a couple points and how the men (and Daniel) handle them wi...

5 Stars

Veiled Security

Del Mathers and Joey Dixon have graduated from university and moved to New York City. Living there, Del tries to balance his love for Joey and his gift for performing with not being out to his family - and Venus, his stage persona, was crea...

5 Stars

Love at First Sight - Home, #4

Love at First Sight is a sweet story about finding love at first sight, then trying to actually locate the person, coming home, getting a second chance, and all that happens in between and after. It is also, in a way, about appearances and...

5 Stars

Lonely

I liked the overall tone of the story, as well as the premise - Austin and Lynton meeting when Austin brings in his German Shepherd into Lynton's practice after the dog was hit with a car. I liked the characters, although, for me, Rupert wa...

3 Stars

Finn - Endangered Fae, #1

I liked the blend of mythology into the storyline and how it follows Diego and Finn's relationship as it develops. What I enjoyed about the read is also the blend of, well, innocence and strength of the characters. Diego has an innocence te...

4 Stars
  • Author: Angel Martinez
  • Review by: Lilyraines
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: MLR Press,LLC

Guarding Morgan - Sanctuary Book 1

When an FBI safe house is compromised, a member of the detail sends the witness on a route with explicit instructions and calls on a friend to protect the witness. I liked the premise of not only the story, but of Sanctuary as well. I found...

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The Only Easy Day - Sanctuary Book 2

I enjoyed reading The Only Easy Day because of the characters, the pacing, and the story. I did, however, have a couple minor quibbles with it. While I liked Dale and Joseph in and of themselves, I'm not entirely sure if I can see them toge...

4 Stars

Texas Winter - Texas Series Book 2

I found myself really enjoying Texas Winter - from the characters to the plot to how they intertwined to bring together a well-rounded read. The story showcases Jack's steadiness, Riley's lack of confidence (in some ways), the stress of the...

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Texas Heat - Texas Series Book 3

Texas Heat is a nice addition to the series and I liked reading the new developments in Riley's and Jack's relationship - as well as what cogs are thrown in next. One thing I liked seeing this time around is the parallel storylines of what...

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Flawed Boys

Generally speaking, anthologies are hit and miss for me. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't, and sometimes it may be one or two stories that I really like. Which leaves Flawed Boys as a bit of a conundrum for me. I like the concept pu...

3 Stars

Luther The Calling

I picked up Luther The Calling because I had seen the promos for the series, although I have not seen it as of yet. Luther is an interesting character and one that doesn't mind bending the rules if it is absolutely necessary. The book's sto...

4 Stars

This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic was a wonderful story and of a type to be expected from the electronic pen of Josh Lanyon. The story was - for me - a delightful read and peek into the San Francisco of the mid-20th century (if I have the time frame correct...

5 Stars

Bronze Summer - Northland series

Bronze Summer is, for me, a good read because it has characters that you might meet next door (if you lived in that time frame). They are real in the sense that they have their faults, their good points, and their reasons for what they do....

4 Stars

The Cryptos Conundrum

While The Cryptos Conundrum is a good, solid read and Mr. Brandon does a decent job of pulling some odd seeming threads together, I would have enjoyed the book more if it was what I expected it to be from the blurb. Based on the blurb, I ex...

3 Stars

A Place Called Armageddon - Constantinople 1453

Gregoras Lascaris - soldier, mercenary, a man with secrets who is about to go back to the city responsible for the mask he wears and his exile. Theon Lascaris - his twin brother, though as different from Gregoras as day is from night. Sophi...

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Beneath the Abbey Wall

Beneath the Abbey Wall is the first book I have read by A.D. Scott and I quite liked it. It read, for me, a little bit like a newsroom version of George Gently. There are twists and turns that start with the murder of the Highland Gazette's...

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Saving Moby Dick - The Enchanted Attic, #2

Saving Moby Dick was a good story with a good pace. How the twins and Walter deal with Captain Ahab, how the characters develop and interact with the people around them really makes the story work well. Having read Facing the Hunchback of N...

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Books to Die For - The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

The Books to Die For anthology was a fun read for several reasons. One reason was to see which books current mystery writers chose to write about. Another was to see why the writers chose the particular books they did. A final reason was to...

5 Stars

Great Expectations (Splinter Edition) - Classic Lines

Of the Charles Dickens books I have read, Great Expectations is my favorite. For me, the books is all Dickens: The events that become turning points, the different paths in life, how far you can go, how low you can be brought down, how assu...

4 Stars

The Emperor's Soul

Conspiracy, politics, and a difference of opinion over the Forgers craft. The Emperor's Soul is the first book that I've read by Brandon Sanderson and it is a good one. The back and forth debate between Shai and Gaotona, the longest serving...

4 Stars

Revenge Of The Horseclans - Horseclans, #3

Revenge of the Horseclans is part of the Tales of the Horseclans series and is set approximately 100 years after Swords of the Horseclans. As with Swords, Revenge is a good read and a very good way to pass some time. It was nice re-visiting...

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Swords Of The Horseclans - Book 2 of the Horseclans series

Having read Swords of the Horseclans as part of a Tales of the Horseclans omnibus back in high school (and they were a re-issue then), I was glad to see that re-reading it lived up to the memory of it. In the preface to this particular tale...

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Like a River

Smokejumpers, country singers, wonderful scenery, a change of pace, and a kick-started muse. There are also secrets, trauma, sparks (both good and bad), and well-meaning friends. Like a River has a lot going for it and I enjoyed reading it....

4 Stars

Missing Daughter, Shattered Family - David Lloyd Investigations, #1

It is the intertwining layers between David's investigation and how it makes him look at his own recent past due to some similarities that make the story come alive. While the similarities may be cosmetic in the face of David's and Stella's...

4 Stars

A Road Not Taken

A Road Not Taken is an emotional story about coming to a crossroads and having someone come into your life that may point you in a new direction. Jascha and Peter are opposites in many ways and perfect for each other because of it. Peter is...

4 Stars

A Hard Winter Rain

I really liked how Mr. Inman worked contrasts into A Hard Winter Rain and how well those contrasts meshed the characters together. There is Harry's world weariness sprinkled with a dash of pep here and there. Sean is experienced in many way...

4 Stars

Take it Slow

Take It Slow is a journey as much as it is a story and has all of the points that make AKM Miles a favorite author: the journey, the characters, doesn't pull any punches, but shows feeling too. It is a story of love, forgiveness, and streng...

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A Helping of Love - The Taste of Love Stories

A Helping of Love is a sweet, tender story about two people with two sets of issues finding themselves meeting through work and b uilding something new. The blend of each character's strengths and insecurities, and the low points and high p...

5 Stars

Suicide Point

Suicide Point is a a rock-solid read about two people who first meet when both are doing reasonably well, then meet again when Ness is part of an emergency response team at a car wreck and the only way to save Charlie's life is to take his...

4 Stars

Unconditional Love - Seven Days Series

Just like Seven Days, Unconditional Love shows how seven days can change a life. While I must say that I liked Seven Days just a smidgen better than Unconditional Love, it isn't by much. I think that, for me, it simply was that I liked the...

5 Stars

Owner of My Heart - Mending the Rift

Conflict, grief, politics, war: Owner of My Heart has it all. It is a relatively short read, but it is well-crafted and has done the material justice. Merin and Rin are perfect foils for each other, Merin is strong when Rin needs it and Rin...

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Floods and Drought

Floods and Drought is, for me, a book about second chances and finding footing on solid ground. It is packed with emotion and Tim and Rory are good for each other - sometimes a little too good as Tim's usually optimistic nature is tested to...

4 Stars

Scars

Scars is the type of book that tends to be a hot button type of read for me - in a good way...and is definitely a couple hanky read. I find myself a little at a loss for words as there are a few ways that this review can come as sounding tr...

5 Stars

Iron Gray Sea - Destroyermen, #7

Seeing how the story continues to unfold in The Destroyermen series is what makes Iron Gray Sea great. It is a story in and of itself. The pace is, for me and in this type of story, perfect although it may not appeal to some readers. It is...

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The Janus Affair - A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, #2

The Janus Affair provides action, mystery, undercurrents of a personal nature and a pace that is sure to keep a reader's interest. The blend of story, characters, action, mystery, and humor worked really well. The combination of Eliza Braun...

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Bleeding Out - OSI

Bleeding Out is an edge of the seat ride that keeps the reader guessing through the end. While generally not a fan of first person narrative, Bleeding Out is an instance when it is done right and something would have been lost if it was wri...

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Because It's True

Rodney and Jacob are in some ways total opposites. Rodney is a big city cop and Jacob is a small town rancher. Rodney doesn't think Jacob would be willing to move to the city - especially since Jake's brothers didn't do so well when they vi...

4 Stars

Monster - Minders, Book 1

Monster is an interesting novella about perceptions and how they can be twisted around until what is real and what isn't is wholly subjective. Josh and Kir are a study in opposites. Josh is sure of himself, Kir is supposed to be more worldl...

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Zombie - Minders, Book 2

Emotionally charged and filled with angst, Zombie is a good follow-up to Monster. In this installment, it is Kir who winds up rescuing Josh from the agency...and from a Minder who has turned Josh into his zombie. As the story is fleshed out...

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Minder - Minders, Book 3

The pace of the story was very good, as was the introduction of Trey as a bit of a wild card in the story. Reading how, even when apart, Kir and Josh are closer together is very nice. Kir has suffered a lot, but he is a survivor. Josh has l...

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Priceless

Priceless was an interesting read. Connor Morrison is a 3-D optics innovator and part of the UC Berkeley staff. He's an introvert who would rather work than socialize. Wes Martin was on a scholarship to Berkeley until it was cut, leaving ho...

4 Stars

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