Do you love same-sex romances? Ellora’s Cave’s Shelley Munro and Avril Ashton share what they love about their same-sex romance stories.
Shelley Munro: Wanna Do Bad Things With You
In this gay sports romance, Tyson Hamlin lives and breathes rugby. He’s a natural and tipped to make the national team. A pity his private life isn’t going quite as well. You see, Ty secretly likes men and one man in particular trips his switch. Now all he needs to do is make a move ...more
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Mountain bikers, grumpy cops, playboys, workaholics, slackers and ex-street punks with commitment problems–what do they all have in common?
They all have a place in Coda, Colorado, the tiny town with the spectacular scenery–and the mountains aren’t bad either. Whether you live in Coda, visit, or just know folks from your past, you will find the place accommodating, the passions high, and the romance hot and satisfying.
Why beat the heat, when you can revel in it? Check out this week’s reading list:
Bartender PI by Ethan Stone
Basic Training by Marquesate
Boystown 4 A Time For Secrets by Marshall Thornton
Crankset by Kate Roman
Cruce de Caminos by Heidi Balleau and Violetta Vane
Don’t Read In the Closet 2 published by Sara Winters
False Start by Janey Chapel
From Macho to Mariposa by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
Grown Men by Damon Suede
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
False Start is a novella about second chances after love is lost. Written in the author’s usual clear, vivid, elegant prose, it effortlessly distinguishes between the two first-person viewpoints of an openly gay man Whit and a closeted gay man Tucker. It also manages to make Tucker the more relatable and likable character, which couldn’t have been easy.
My one regret is that the story didn’t set up more obstacles for Tucker to overcome to win back Whit. I found it improbable that a desirable guy like ...more
Boystown 4 is a bleak but compelling gay mystery. It is listed as book 4 in a series, but works fine as a stand-alone, which is how I read it. The writing is clear, fast-paced, and stylistically minimalist. The vivid setting is Chicago as seen by someone who clearly knows the area well. The mystery itself is easily solved by the hero, but the consequences of him solving it are far-reaching and kept me turning pages to see how it would all work out.
The novel is ...more
In this first-person comical novella, Linc is a former hockey star forced to leave his beloved game when his gay sexual orientation becomes known in a spectacularly embarrassing way. Never one to wallow in despair, Linc relocates to Florida to work as a bartender for an old friend and mentor.
Soon he decides it would be interesting to apply for a private investigator’s license so he can work cases on the side. A case drops into his lap immediately. A wealthy lady wants photographic proof of ...more
The story opens with Sean, penniless and alone in New Orleans. Sean is young, smart, and too warm-hearted to be bitter or cynical. He and his girlfriend are both heroin addicts, and she has just left him for a sugar daddy. Desperate to win her back, he must get his hands on some money.
This leads him to dip his toe into the murky waters of gay prostitution, where his mixed-race (Cuban and Irish) beauty draws attention. He is saved from a bad situation by the ...more
The last reading list for January features books by some of the most popular authors of GLBT romance.
Ash Swan by Amber Kell and Stephani Hecht
Cornfed by Kiernan Kelly
End of the Trail by Jane Elliot
A Ghost of a Chance by Josh Lanyon
Renovations 1 – 3 by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Renovations 4 – 6 by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Reverb by Jet Mykles
Shifter Cowboy by Jan Irving
Swept Away by Diana DeRicci is a short, sexy, uncomplicated read about a man who must re-evaluate his self-image as “straight” when he experiences an unexpected gay attraction. Meanwhile, his new love interest is unambiguously gay, but has been burned in the past by straight guys. The two gorgeous men must negotiate their growing attraction in a picturesque beach town.
My one regret is the unnecessary inclusion of another male couple going through the exact same situation at the exact same time, which steals the focus ...more
Allie Ritch: Today (5/20/13), my log line for Husbandry is up at The Log Line Blog at theloglineblog.blogspot.com. Anyone who comments on my or any of the other daily log lines is entered in the monthly contest (as outlined by The Log Line Blog).
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