Hello RGR readers,
Looks like I will be wrapping things up for RGR’s Reader’s Choice week. You hold all the power here as to what I read and review next. I personally think all five choices are wonderful and would love to read all of them, and I might, but YOU need to pick one for me to read and review.
Marc, I, and the entire team at RGR want to thank each and every one of you that stopped by each day, read the blurbs, voted, and decided which book YOU wanted us to review. We hope that you found new books to try, authors you have yet to read and went right out to buy their books. We love, love, love what we do and love when we can include you in RGR. So from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for voting, THANK YOU for stopping by, and mostly THANK YOU for supporting us while we support our community. So, go vote, this is YOUR choice.
Bethany, Marc and the entire RGR team.
Publisher: Self-Published | Length: about 393 Pages
Blurb: Spiritual familiars have existed since the beginning of time. Familiarus are those who have died and have performed a pure act or acts of selflessness to be reborn into a spiritual being, who serve and protect their charges until they are no longer needed. Despite Cameron’s shady past, his good deed enables him to be reborn into a Familiarus and go on a journey of self-discovery of his sexuality and his own supernatural abilities. However, someone is targeting the familiar’s charges through a series of ritualistic killings. It’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Can Cameron protect his charge from the same fate?
(M/M/F. Novella, Erotic Romance, Contemporary)
Publisher: Self-Published | Length: about 94 Pages
Blurb: Reeve Jenkins is an amateur musician playing in a dive bar. Grant McGuire is a man drowning his sorrows in beer after a painful breakup. When Reeve charms a reluctant Grant into coming home with him, they begin a three-year friendship with some very nice benefits.
But when the two gorgeous men walk into Hawk Point Tavern—the bar Rachael Bradford owns—one evening and greet each other with a kiss, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a steamy night and maybe something more for the trio.
(M/M, Romantic Comedy)
Publisher: Self-Published | Length: about 230 Pages
Blurb: Queeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.
Publisher: Self-Published | Length: about 265 Pages
Blurb: When passion pushes David Carlson into dangerous territory will he walk the razor’s edge between life and death in order to be with the man he loves?
As the youngest Chief of Medicine at Southside General Hospital, David Carlson has no business lusting after the most hostile nurse on the ER staff. A professional, hard-working, over-achiever, he’s finally realized his life-long dream of promotion, and the last thing he needs now are complications.
But he can’t help being intrigued by the enigmatic Ian James. Not only is Ian flat-out gorgeous, he’s also mysterious. And he awakens in David a passion that he hasn’t felt since … well, ever.
Unfortunately, Ian James is a man with a dangerous past and an even more dangerous present, and loving him will come at a cost. Can David trust him? Is he willing to put his entire career on the line to protect a man who might be playing him? Is Ian capable of loving and trusting him back?
Discovering the truth will take David into the heart of blackmail, corruption, and scandal. Straight to the edge of control.
The Edge of Control is a stand-alone, full-length novel with NO cliffhanger!
(M/M, Historical, Suspense)
Publisher: Manifold Press | Length: 229 Pages
Blurb: In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the color gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.
As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno’s assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a young man of uncommon beauty and intelligence. Benedetto is still fixed on his old lover, the master painter Leo Guisculo, and cannot return Morello’s affections.
But when Leo dies in a terrible accident, it’s to Morello that Zeno and Benedetto turn for help. And Morello soon finds that in Florence, every surface hides layers of intrigue.
Nora Jones |-> Author’s Facebook Page
Qualified teacher and Masters student of Education by day, writer of fiction by night. Nora is a self-published, lesbian author who has written her first book: Familiarus: Light and Dark.
When she is not writing, she is a teacher in the further education sector. Nora was not always academic and has worked hard to obtain two bachelor degrees, a teaching diploma and currently working on her masters.
She’s a firm believer in equality and hope that one day, there shouldn’t be the need to ‘come out’. Love is love.
Brigham Vaughn |-> Website
Brigham Vaughn is starting the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time writer. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga. She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.
Marshall Thorton |-> Website
Lambda Award-winning author, Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline, or the Amorous Adventures of a Southern Gentleman in Hollywood, Desert Run and Full Release. Marshall has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards.
Member Mystery Writers of America
Lou Kelly |-> Website
Lou Kelly loves a great romance. Having honed her skills as an author through a decade of writing and publishing, she discovered m/m fiction and fell in love. What does she like best? The slow burn.
“No insta-love for me. I adore a well-developed full-length novel with characters who are believable and sympathetic. My favorite relationships are the kind where suppressed desire sizzles with sexual tension struggling for release. Give me a strong Alpha male who has to fight for his mate, or enemies who are shocked when hate turns into love, or a mysterious stranger who doesn’t want his secrets revealed … I crave books that keep me up past my bedtime.”
When she isn’t writing, Lou Kelly loves to travel. Sadly, most of her traveling these days happens between the pages of books, but top on her wish list is a trip to Greece. Followed by New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland. *sigh* Someday she hopes to explore them all. Until then, you can find her reading! – Lou Kelly is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), and a proud member of RRW (Rainbow Romance Writers).
Heloise West |-> Website
Heloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mayhem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of thirteen years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.