Sunday, July 9, 2017

Review: The Birthday Present by Sean Kerr

Well, to say I was surprised by this very untypical, non-fantasy release would be the understatement of the Year! This book shows a whole different side of the very gifted author that is Sean Kerr. From Dead Camp to a sweet and funny read and I’m not talking about the apple pie… If anything this wonderful written short story shows that you don’t need to be a model to find love, so never doubt yourself even if you are a middle aged slightly overweight gay man, whose best years long gone, or so you think… There’s always the one that loves you exactly for the person that you are!

Thank you Sean Kerr for this whole different reading experience and I really would like to read more of the softer side out of your writing cave!

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The Birthday Present by Sean Kerr

Making apple pie can be such messy work.

Ronald feels old, washed up. As a middle aged gay man on the scene, he cannot help but wonder if his time is over. His frustrations are further exacerbated when he finds himself the victim of a group of thugs who seem to find it funny to torment him in his own home.

Ronald is planning a party, a summer celebration of his middle age, but as he begins the preparations in his hot kitchen, a Policeman turns up to question Ronald about the attacks. Over the course of the interview, Ronald comes to understand that perhaps age is just a number after all.

Review: The Dark by Ian Cadena

This short story about his mother’s experience as a child had been one of my first books of the author a while ago. It had been posted then as a free read on Ian Cadena’s website and I’ve been amazed by the authors chameleon like writing abilities ever since. Where I see this book as spooky homage on his mother’s childhood memories and a real life experience, it clearly doesn’t fail to show Ian Cadena’s skills to tell a story and get his readers and fans hooked. What amazes me most about this wonderful author is that he has no problems to switch between different genres. On one side we have this one as an out of life experience, but there are also the hilarious, Scooby Doo like mystery reads and not to forget the paranormal fantasy masterpiece he’d been written.  So I’m sure that some of you will agree with the chameleon like writing abilities the author rocks like no other. If you never have been reading anything by Ian Cadena I sure would recommend this short story and am sure you fall in love with his writing style just as I have.

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A short story based on a true encounter my mother had as a child. It's a cold night in a spooky new house and Pat desperately wants the lights to stay on because she's had a terrifying visitor in the dark.

Review: Lace by K. C. Wells

For me this had been the first book by this author, but definitely not the last! I was positively surprised by this wonderfully written book. It’s been one of those friends to boyfriend books, which goes from straight over bi to having the hots for the same sex, but still it was like no other I’ve been reading before.

Shawn and Dave took my heart by storm and the kink seriously gave me the hots, like it did for Dave… Even though I absolutely understand where Shawn’s insecurities came from it was a pleasure to read how these two beautiful men sorted everything out, foremost their real feelings for each other.

I just found out that Lace is the first book in a new series and book two had been already released, so I sure can’t wait to read what the author comes up with in her next story and how she’ll give us some more of the extraordinary reading pleasure I just had the enjoyment to read.

Thank you K. C Wells for this wonderful book! You just got yourself a new fan who sure will check out more of your already released work.

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Lace by K. C. Wells

When Shawn’s best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave’s still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he’s bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn’s heart. He’s loved Dave for so long, but he’s not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really feels.
But when Dave discovers Shawn’s little kink, it opens up a whole new chapter for the two friends. Except Shawn can’t help but worry – if there was no kink, would Dave be there? And is Shawn brave enough to find out?
A standalone short story of lust, lace – and love….

This is a standalone erotic romance for readers who are 18+. 24,460 words

Review: Unlikely in Love by Susan Mac Nicol

I love short stories; they are perfect for times when you don’t have much time to read and for to make a woman like me really happy, you just have to put three short stories in a fewer than 50 pages book and being on my favorite authors list, that’s all.

All three stories are wonderfully written, which is not a surprise by a book from Susan Mac Nicol, but if you’d ask me which one had been my favorite, hmmm let me think… Just kidding! I clearly would go for “Dear Davey” because the main character reminded me so beautifully on Leslie from Susan Mac Nicol’s Men Of London Series. The other two stories are not less wonderful, but I always had the hots for Leslie like characters, because they are making those feel good reads where I really would love to read more books about.

Thank you Susan Mac Nicol for about an hour intense reading pleasure!

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Unlikely in Love by Susan Mac Nicol #mustread

Three delightful short stories about how love begins in the most unexpected ways.

Review: Play Chopin for Me by Max Vos

There are no accidents in life and everything happens for a reason… I strongly believe in this little quote and am sure it had been fated that Dale and Al’s path have crossed. Both men are having similar backgrounds by losing their parents at a very young age. Whereas Dale had to take responsibility for his younger sister, Al’s grandmother had been taking responsibility for him and never left him even enough room to breathe.

For workaholic Dale his world breaks apart as he’d been left with nothing more than the underwear he wears, after losing everything he worked hard for in a devastating fire. As an out and proud gay man he and being a Chef in his own restaurant had been his life, he never had much time for relationships, let alone any interest in fashion and fancy haircuts. That changes the moment his sister Chrissie got her way with him, even though he’s not happy about it at first.

Al’s life never had been easy in the clutches of a grandmother that strongly reminds one of those witches in a Brother Grimm fairy tale and I’m not talking about the nice ones, if there is any. For the shy young man his music is everything to him and every tune he plays is a mirror of his feelings. His life so far had been peppered with dark tunes until Dale comes in his life and sweeps him off his feet and proves to be his knight in shining armor.

The love story of those two wonderful men had been swoon worthy written by Max Vos! I got hooked right from the beginning and couldn’t put the book down until the very last page. Like I already said this book makes you believe in fate and that everything in life happens for a reason, because a love story like this is a once in a life time experience where you will find your soulmate, your everything, your Happily Ever After.. Also fate didn’t bring just love, it also brought them new friends that they needed so badly to solve the also wonderfully written “mystery” part of the book.

I highly recommend this book and want to thank the author for this fantastic reading experience!

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Play Chopin for Me by Max Vos #mustread

After a devastating fire, Dale Lusk shows up at his sister’s door in nothing but his boxers and a raincoat, desperately needing her help. Losing both his restaurant and home has left Dale without direction or a place to live. While pushing her handsome brother into a new wardrobe to match his model looks, Chrissie introduces Dale to Al Borkowski. Al is in desperate need of a roommate before his grandmother takes more control of his life. Little did Chrissie know when she pushed the two men together the sparks that would fly and the changes that would happen in all of their lives.