Book Review: “Rockstar” by J. M. Snyder

July 2, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

Rockstar by J. M. Snyder.

Adam Blue is a rockstar – or at least, he’s sure he’s destined to become one as soon as he can get a record company to pick up his band, Viral Blue. Their chance for success comes when the band lands a gig at a hot local club, and catches the ear of Paolo Raucci of Raucci Entertainment…

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“American Love Songs” failed to rock my world

June 29, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane

Once again, I found myself intrigued by an original gay romance novel set in the rock and roll world. And once again, I found myself disappointed by a book that failed to…

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“Unexpected Family” by Nate Tanner: An unexpectedly sweet romance

April 8, 2014 | Posted in BOOKS, LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

Unexpected Family by Nate Tanner

If you’re in the mood for a sweet romance about finding love when you’re not looking for it, Unexpected Family by Nate Tanner makes for an easy day’s read and just might fit the bill…

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“The City War” by Sam Starbuck: Roman politics, intrigue and sexuality explored

April 6, 2014 | Posted in HISTORICAL, LGBT THEMES | By

The City War

History, and historical fiction, typically portrays Marcus Junius Brutus as a devious, bloodthirsty traitor: power hungry and ready to kill, as he does by taking a leading role in the plot to kill Julius Caesar…

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Andrew Smith’s “Grasshopper Jungle”: Where male adolescence meets an insect apocalypse

April 2, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, YOUNG ADULT | By

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

When the best-developed and most sympathetic female character in a novel is the narrator’s mute Golden Retriever, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say a work has some serious issues with sexism…

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Book Review: “After Ben” by Con Riley

March 23, 2014 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

"After Ben" by Con Riley.

A year ago, Theo Anderson unexpectedly lost his longtime partner Ben. Since then, he’s been living in a state of limbo, grieving for his loss and unable to fully move on with his life. Beyond his job, the only thing…

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Book Review: “The Melody Thief” by Shira Anthony

August 30, 2013 | Posted in LGBT THEMES, ROMANCE | By

The Melody Thief by Shira Anthony.

Cary Redding is a successful and talented cellist living in Milan and in demand all around the world. But a troubled childhood and domineering, demanding mother has left him with little sense of his own self-worth beyond what he can achieve with his instrument…

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