Prince Colin lives a lie. He’s in love with Drake the Dragon Ryder, but is supposed to be engaged to the charming and well-connected Princess Estrella.
His father is dangerous, and demands absolute obedience, but on the night of his twenty-first birthday and announcement of his engagement, Drake changes everything.
This was a cute and easy read, but I felt like I was missing a prequel. Drake and Colin have already been intimate for years, and there’s mention of the King’s abuse, but we don’t see it ...more
La Posada by Kate Roman is the third short story in her Los Ranchos series, but you can read it as a stand-alone. It centers on Clay Garcia, a twenty-two year old Mexican-American man who is heir to his family’s large ranch in
California. Clay is involved in a secret sexual relationship with Warshaw, an Anglo cowboy twice his age – so, if you like interracial-multicultural romances with a significant age gap, check this out.
Their relationship teeters intriguingly between being sex-buddies and committed lovers. A story this ...more
Salamander Moon by Kate Roman has an irresistible premise for a reader like me who can’t resist a shapeshifter tale that dares to be different. Ever since the paranormal romance field first started booming in the 1990s, we readers have read hundreds of books about werewolves and wereleopards. But what about a were-amphibian? This short story centers on a man who can’t help shifting into a salamander during stressful times or when his skin becomes too dry. Fortunately, he works as a florist in a ...more
Man of the Cave Bear by Kate Roman is possibly the only gay romance (that I know about) set in the Stone Age. Its title appears to be a pun on the famous Jean Auel novel, Clan of the Cave Bear. The story doesn’t hold itself to stodgy anthropological accuracy at the expense of thrilling narrative. For example, the characters, which appear to be in the Pleistocene Era, are menaced at one point by a Pterosaur, which belongs way back in the Cretaceous Era. But, ...more
Elizabeth Fisher: Come on, admit it. Revenge can be sweet. Unfortunately, that so-called sweetness can leave a bitter aftertaste that’s more than just a metaphor. Ask Elzetta Swan, if you don’t believe me.
In my debut novel, CURSE ME NOT, you join Appalachian unsophisticate Elzetta as she explores the preternatural side of a world where revenge curses are real,…[Read more]
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