Here are 5 potential choices for me. You can find the book covers, blurbs, etc below and vote for the one you want me to review next. It will be my pleasure to read the winner’s choice from our poll and let you guys know my honest opinion about the book. In turn, I would find it very interesting if you told me which of these books seemed interesting to you and why in the comments section.
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (February 5, 2017)
Length: 237 Pages
Blurb: It’s summer 1995 and 20-year-old Xavier is waiting for something—anything—to happen. The only son in a line of matriarchal witches who’ve been lying low in the swampy suburban South for decades, he is bisexual, angry, and a mess of untaught magic and hormonal energy.
When Xavier is finally able to learn a different kind of witchcraft from the one that his sisters and aunt never bothered to teach him, his nascent skills draw the attention of FBI Agent Malcolm Henries, a man as lonely, maligned, and underestimated as Xavier himself. The two men test the boundaries of pride, power, and passion, uncovering a secret that could force Xavier to choose between the family he’s always longed for and the love he never knew he deserved.
(M/M, Contemporary, Model, Photographer)
Publisher: Draven SJ (January 3, 2017)
Length: 176 pages
Blurb: Croix Matthews has been hot for his best friend Brayden O’Conner since the moment he rescued the homeless boy from the street as a teen. Since everyone in his world, including Brayden, thinks he’s straight he’s had no luck with his timid attempts at letting his friend know he’d like a shot at being more, but with International super model Brayden finally boyfriend free the time to go full throttle is now.
Brayden hears his friend’s plea for assistance and assumes his straight bestie needs help with the ladies. Although he all but chokes on the task he’d do anything for the man who saved his life. If that means not investigating the meaning behind the shy come hither looks Croix is always throwing at him, so be it.
The closer they get to each other the more they can see how large the obstacles are. Will they stand strong together or will they let themselves be torn further apart?
(M/M, Contemporary, Mystery)
Publisher: Fierce Publishing (August 20, 2016)
Length: 182 pages
Blurb: Jack is thirty-five and single once again. He is not, as he as quick to point out, going through a midlife crisis. Still, it would be nice to have a partner, and so he sets out on an adventure to find the one-time love of his life, Bing, a man he hasn’t seen in more than fifteen years, a man who has seemingly vanished off the face of the planet.
With the help of his family and friends, not to mention the family dog and his high school bully, he goes searching for Bing, only to unearth an ages-old mystery that puts them all in grave danger. In this hysterically funny tale, the question remains right on up to the surprise ending: can we return to our past in order to better our future?
(M/M, YA, Contemporary)
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (July 28, 2016)
Length: 238 pages
Blurb: After Cal escapes a deranged kidnapper who tortured him, he doesn’t even have the clothes on his back. Desperate and afraid, he breaks into a convenience store. But Jake, a clerk at the store, confronts what to him is little more than a petty thief. After a violent tussle, he knocks Cal out.
Jake encourages his Uncle Gary, the owner of the store, to report Cal to the police, but Gary can’t bring himself to report a kid who was just looking to steal food. When Cal wakes, Gary asks him if he’s okay. But Cal’s trauma has left him mute. Instead, he has to write his experiences down, relaying the horrifying events that led him to the store. The police track down the sick man who held Cal captive, and when he confronts them with a gun, he’s shot dead. However, Cal discovers that even with his captor gone, he is far from free of the nightmare he endured.
Gary and his wife welcome Cal into their home, determined to help him heal. Jake doesn’t trust Cal, and he isn’t afraid to say so. But buried beneath Jake’s disapproval might be the person who can help Cal recover from the terrifying experience that continues to haunt him.
Publisher: Self-published (March 7, 2016)
Length: 278 pages
Blurb: Ember Quinn believes he is content with his life. He’s got Mac; his overweight cat, his job as a security guard at the train station, and the house he’d bought with his hard earned money, and he thinks he doesn’t need anything else. But then one day, part of the Aurora Circus comes to town and sexy, intimidating Pyro sweeps him off his feet with a literal breath of fire.
And Ember is suddenly not so content with his life anymore.
Fanny Bae |-> Facebook
After two decades of journalism and creative nonfiction, Fanny Bae finally turned her attention to the stories that had long lived in her head. She lives in California and writes smart, smutty fiction; sometimes there are witches in it. Her dirty work has been published twice (so far) in the pages of Bust magazine.
Draven St. James |-> Website
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books. Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.
LL Dahlin |-> Facebook
LL Dahlin enjoys making love…one story at a time. A writer of contemporary romance as Leela Lou Dahlin she’s branched out into one of her favorite Genres Male/Male contemporary romance..
Rob Rosen |-> Website
Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, and Fate, winner of the 2016 TRR Readers’ Choice Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2. Please visit him at http://www.therobrosen.net .
Devon McCormack |-> Website
Devon McCormack spent his childhood climbing trees and hopping over gullies in the woods of the Georgian suburbs. Growing up, he found few gay role models in books and movies. This inadequate representation of gay heroes led him to creating his own. He likes dark, action-packed stories in which characters overcome terrible odds and sinister forces. Though his books take place in worlds where paranormal is the norm, his characters triumph over very real problems by using their strength, will, and determination. A huge fan of love stories, he can’t resist throwing in a couple of charming love interests to make the adventures all the more entertaining. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and spends his time writing and consuming large quantities of frozen yogurt.
Viano Oniomoh |-> Website
Viano Oniomoh is a passionate reader and writer, who was born and raised in Nigeria. She spends ninety percent of her time writing, and the other ten reading. She may or may not use magic to get everything else in her life done. She also has no idea how to write about herself in the third person. Find more about her at vianooniomoh.com You can also find and connect with her on social media: Viano Oniomoh on Facebook @vianoniomoh on Twitter @vianoniomoh on Instagram and @vee_ano on wattpad.