‘Beneath The Stain, Part 6’ by @amymaclane #Review #LGBT

Bethany reviews ‘Beneath The Stain’ pt.6. by Amy Lane (Published by Dreamspinner Press on October 3rd, 2014)

We were provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Why I read this book: Well its not like I could just stop at part 5 now could I?


I am torn between utter relief that we are almost there and will find out how this all goes down, and pure panic that its ALMOST over.  Cause I know when all is said and done and I read that final page I will have one hellva book hangover.

This one hit pretty close to home for me, and I am sure I started crying at 7% and did not have dry eyes till the very end.  To which I was pretty sure I was an emotional wreck and in complete shock when it JUST.ENDED…..RIGHT……..THERE!!!!!!!  Ah Amy what I the heck are you trying to do to me.

But like I said this one hit very close to home for me so it was hard to get through and it left me feeling weird.  Not in a bad way, just in a way that left me reflecting, and thinking about loved ones here and those no longer with me.  Now I know that I have previously ranted and raved about how hard it was, but this one…..gah this one was this first one that made me want to turn my kindle off and NOT read it.  It hurt, it stirred emotions in me that I really did not want to surface.  Even now I as write this review I am typing through misty eyes.

This is what she does, gives you a book (or part 6 in this case) that demands you feel, makes you think, and forces you to put on your big girl panties and accept that the bad does happen.  Horrible, terrible things DO happen, life is not always rainbows and kitties.  But with the bad comes the good.  Like twitter pictures that just “have” to go up, sorry Trav.  A younger brother that FINALLY gets it, the start of closure for first love, and the beginning of new love.   So after I finished this one I steeled myself for the next and final installment, cause while I am sure it will break me a little more I know that Amy will put me back together so I can heal.

So, yes while I’m terrified of the finality and angst that will surely be present in part 7, I will take from it, the sadness of saying goodbye, the reality of moving on, and the beauty of tomorrow’s possibilities. Not only in regards to a character I’ve come to care about but also this amazing serial of storytelling.  Thank you Amy.

Where to buy: Dreamspinner


Amy Lane has four children, two cats, a love starved Chi-who-what, a crumbling mortgage and an indulgent spouse. She also has too damned much yarn, a penchant for action adventure movies, and a need to know that somewhere in all the pain is a story of Wuv, Twu Wuv, which she continues to believe in to this day! She writes fantasy, urban fantasy, and m/m romance–and if you give her enough diet coke and chocolate, she’ll bore you to tears with why those three genres go together. She’ll also tell you that sacrifices, large and small, are worth the urge to write.

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