Review – The Coloring Life by Vikki Alexander

This is a searing account of one woman’s descent into full breakdown, via a self-destructive path which threatens the carefully constructed life she has built for herself. As we learn more about Julie, it is clear where the damage has been done. In childhood, she experienced something no one should have to suffer and hasContinue reading “Review – The Coloring Life by Vikki Alexander”

Review – The Alice Equation by Davina Stone

There is absolutely nothing you can dislike about this lovely tale from Davina Stone. Awkward, bookish Alice is asked to be the fake girlfriend of the man she’s been in love with since university. They have been friends for years, but he has no idea her feelings go deeper than just friendship. Aaron is aContinue reading “Review – The Alice Equation by Davina Stone”

Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere

This was an interesting read, but I have to address a niggle first. I was slightly daunted by the dissertation at the beginning of the book. Along with a stern quasi-instruction to read first, this was a wopping twenty-two Kindle pages long. I confess I didn’t read all of it, but what I did readContinue reading “Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere”

Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre

Confined Desires is, on the face of it, a straightforward love story in strange times. Covid isn’t mentioned, but instead the pandemic plays out via the fictional TELA flu virus, and the circumstances we have all lived in over the past year or so are very similar. Quarantine, people losing their jobs, being separated fromContinue reading “Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre”

Review – Love Him/Hate Him by Chris Bedell

Apologies for posting this a little late. Good luck to Chris with his book! You can win an Amazon gift voucher and read and excerpt below. My review is at the end of this feature. My Review This was a murder mystery story with a gay teen (Connor) and his bully turned secret lover, Liam,Continue reading “Review – Love Him/Hate Him by Chris Bedell”

Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen

My Review When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at it. I like my noir fairly short (100,000 words of dark introspection and misery isn’t my thing.) And it was a new genre for me; gay noir romance. Irresistible. And it was fun. Told from the POV of private detective,Continue reading “Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen”

Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various

I really enjoyed this anthology. Any collection of stories by varying authors is inevitably going to have some which the reader likes more than others, but it would be unfair of me to say which stories I preferred. This is a wonderfully diverse mix of styles, with protagonists of differing sexualities and races, some tryingContinue reading “Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various”

Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons

This was a lot of fun to read, a deliciously scandalous cringe-fest of social mores and expectations, with the machinations of two spoiled, privileged brats determined to get their own way and to hell with the consequences. Skylar and Zach have a bet as to which one of them can seduce their hot new neighboursContinue reading “Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons”

Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds

I read this book in one sitting. It’s short at 52 pages, but a real story of grit and determination to survive appalling odds. The author had suffered hideous abuse in the past, but has risen above it and refused to be a victim. Even though her life remains challenging, what shines through is aContinue reading “Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds”