Where You Hurt the Most is a beautifully written novelette from the first-person viewpoint of a British man who is an exclusive and highly paid escort. (This novelette and Cruce de Caminos, reviewed above, are two of the four fictions featured in Riptide Publishing’s Rentboys 2012 collection.) I am always glad to snap up the latest fiction from Anne Brooke because the writing is flawless – clean, crisp, minimalist, and elegant – and her insight into the interactions between people is profound. This story fulfills both ...more
A Dangerous Man by Anne Brooke is a re-release of a dark, psychological thriller that still stands out in my memory from two years ago. Just to be clear, I should say that it doesn’t give you the Happily Ever After ending that you might expect from traditional romance. You don’t even get a Happy For Now ending. This story reads more like gay-themed literary fiction, but it definitely has a lot to offer fans of m/m romance. It provides a vivid sense of place ...more
Tuluscan Six and the Time Circle by Anne Brooke is a short story with a light comic touch that may appeal to many readers, even those who tend to avoid science-fiction. The fast pace, comical details, and the single viewpoint from an appealing hero make for an immediately engaging reading experience. The author’s humor centers on the amusing contrast between the blasé view that Karlan has of his bureaucratic job and the exotic way in which it’s presented to us ...more
Martin and the Wolf by Anne Brooke is a gracefully written paranormal novelette that takes a fresh perspective on the werewolf legend. Usually, werewolf stories are filled with angst as the werewolf laments his cursed existence, fights vampires in an ancient feud, or commits evil acts either on his own or as part of a pack. Here, Lucas the werewolf fits into society with nonchalant competence as a highly skilled designer.
The story’s appeal lies in those fascinating disconnects where Lucas’s aggressive wolf personality causes ...more
Wendi Zwaduk: Vaulting is now up at @AllRomance and I can’t be happier!
Can these two hard-headed men find common ground and passion in each other’s arms or are they destined to fail in the biggest competition of all—the game of love?
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Wendi Zwaduk: Take Me made it to @AllRomance Talia wants nothing more than to shirk her duties on the set of her latest movie. Why? So she can be with her heartthrob husband, actor Ryker Thomas. But she never expected him to kidnap her… or did she?
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Kate Hill: ”I thought I was in control of my body and my mind but I was never so out of control.” The character of the day at my blog is Devin from He Needs to Feed kate-hill.com
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Angelo the ARe Cafe Barista: If you missed the Shades of Naughty event at Shindig.com, you missed a lot of naughty fun. Make sure to make next week’s, Monday May 20th 7-8 pm ET at Shindig.com
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