Xylophone by KZ Snow opens with 26 year-old Dare, who is starting a new part-time job as a clarinet player in a polka band known as Bouncing Bob’s Polka Doodles. He and his fellow Doodles, good-natured guys in their fifties and sixties, play a dance hall where Dare notices 24 year-old Jonah, who has taken his beloved grandmother dancing.
The two young men experience an electric moment of mutual attraction. But when they get a chance to talk, Dare receives an unpleasant surprise. Jonah remembers seeing Dare ...more
I know I choose this author a lot, but she can always be relied upon to give us a complex story centered on endearing but troubled characters, and to serve it up in gorgeously clear and vivid prose. This book gives us all that and more with its unusual and compelling theme of gay men in search of a life that will nurture their spiritual, as well as physical, needs.
In most gay fiction, either religion is conspicuously absent or seen as an oppressing force that ...more
Fugly by KZ is a funny, complex, and unusual novella that draws you immediately into the weird plight of its appealing characters. It’s written in a tone of understated realism that contrasts well with the subtly supernatural aspects of the story, but its overall contemporary feel should definitely engage most readers, even those who normally avoid the supernatural. It contains all the strong points that characterize this author’s fiction, such as a strong sense of humor, flawless writing, vivid and precise details of place, pitch ...more
Bastards and Pretty Boys is a contemporary romance at 108 pages. It’s told in first-person viewpoint, and it may dazzle those readers who complain about the pedestrian writing to be found in eBooks. This author writes like a poet with short, vivid phrases, pared down to their essence, that engage our five senses.
Here is her description of one of the characters who is pulling weeds on page 30. “The tough flex and twitch of his chest muscles beneath a fine spray of black hair. His hard, straining arms ...more
Tonya Kinzer: I just uploaded the revised, 2nd edition of The Contract, bk 1 in The Boss’s Pet series – grab the revised version if you don’t have it yet. Thanks so much! http://www.allromanceebooks.com
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Who doesn’t love an ALPHA male? We certainly do! Which is why these 10 bestselling romance authors banded together to create the Tall, Dark and Alpha box set for your reading pleasure! Here’s what you’ll get in this wonderful and sexy set:
He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you…[Read more]
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AuthorIsland: All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we’re celebrating Marion Webb-De Sisto‘s newest release from her MAGICAL WORLD OF CYMLLON.
WELCOME TO DANJAL’S by Marion Webb-De Sisto
Meresin is the fallen angel that Ceila abhors. He’s rude, demanding and serves the Dark One. He loathes humans and considers them to be inferior to angels. This…[Read more]
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Jane Godman: My Georgian historical romance ’An Improper Lady’ is now free on All Romance and Amazon! Described by The Jeep Diva as: A quickly engaging read, An Improper Lady was light and fun, the perfect undemanding read for a break in a hectic day.
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Allie Ritch: I just released a volume of two short stories. The first, Breeding Season, is set in the same world as my Children of Nanook series: For the Children of Nanook—shifters who can take the form of the deadly frost bear—passions run high during breeding season. Desna has already chosen the mate of her heart, but can Karpok defeat the male who wants to…[Read more]
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Tonya Kinzer: NEW Cover for Master’s Email! I hope you all like the new cover which shows John Quinlan as Master Buck. Click over and read more about the story. Just as a teaser, these three characters make it into book 5 of The Boss’s Pet series….I had to tease! http://www.allromanceebooks.com
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