The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair #Review #LGBT #College #Closet

Melissa reviews The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair Published September 9th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 304 pages. Matt Lancaster is the star quarterback at Bodine College, a small Southern Division II school with an ultra-conservative Dean of Athletics. Matt is also very much in the closet, and he thinks he’s kept his secret well hidden. Until his…

‘Kill Game’ (Seven of Spades #1) by Cordelia Kingsbridge #Review #LGBT #Series #SevenofSpades

Melissa reviews Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge Published October 23rd 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 297 pages. Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets…

Sightlines (The Community #3) by Santino Hassell #Review #LGBT #Series #Paranormal

Melissa reviews Sightlines (The Community #3) by Santino Hassell published October 9th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 257 pages. Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He’s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He’s the son of the Community’s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he’s nothing like his charismatic family.…

Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1) by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn #Review #LGBT #AgeGap #TattooArtist

Melissa reviews Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1) by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn Published August 7th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 256 pages. At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe…

Hopeless Romantic by Francis Gideon #LGBT #Review #RGRTransAwareEvent #RGRGiveaway

Dana reviews Hopeless Romantic by Francis Gideon (Published by Riptide Publishing, April 10, 2017, 293 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Giveaway at bottom of post. Please check it out to win a cool prize from Rainbows4All Why I read this: I want to start out by saying how great these…

Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan #Review #Pre-Release #DebutNovel #College

Melissa reviews Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan Expected publication: August 14th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 309 pages. At eighteen, Joel Smith’s life fell to pieces. His boyfriend died in a car crash while reading a sext from him, the local newspaper outed them both in the aftermath, and his parents got a divorce. Joel did everything…

Oversight (The Community, #2) by Santino Hassell #Review #Series #Paranormal

Melissa reviews Oversight (The Community, #2) by Santino Hassell Published June 26th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 242 pages. Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Insight, book one of The Community. Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and…

Strays (Urban Soul #2) by Garrett Leigh #Review #NewRelease #Series #Stalker

Melissa reviews Strays (Urban Soul #2) by Garrett Leigh Published March 25th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 249 pages. Work, sleep, work, repeat. Nero’s lonely life suits him just fine until his best friend, Cass, asks him to take on a new apprentice—a beautiful young man who’s never set foot in a professional kitchen. Despite his irritation…

Insight (The Community #1) by Santino Hassell #Review #NewRelease #Series #Paranormal

Melissa reviews Insight (The Community #1) by Santino Hassell. Published March 13th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 264 pages. Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The…

Murder Once Seen (The Oddities #1) by J.T. Hall #Review #LGBT #Paranormal

Melissa reviews Murder Once Seen (The Oddities #1) by J.T. Hall Published December 12th 2016 by Riptide Publishing, 352 pages. In the city of Nis, things often aren’t what they seem. Derwin is a bounty hunter gifted with the Oddity of superhuman strength and agility—perfect for hunting down fugitives and demons who roam the streets. One…

Home the Hard Way by Z.A. Maxfield #Review #LGBT

Dana reviews the audiobook ‘Home the Hard Way’ by Z.A. Maxfield (Published by Riptide Publishing, July 28, 2014, 374 pages. Audiobook released November 3, 2016, 11 hrs 27 min. Narrated by Shannon Gunn) Why I read this: This week we are reviewing books that have already been reviewed by another reviewer. This book sounded very…

Sweetwater by Lisa Henry #LGBT #DuoReview #Audiobook #Historical #MM

Melissa reviews the ebook version of ‘Sweetwater’ by Lisa Henry. The ebook was published on September 29th, 2014 by Riptide Publishing and is 256 pages long. Marc reviews the audiobook version of the book, which was published on August 5th, 2016, narrated by Dorian Bane and is 7 hrs and 39 mins long. An ARC was provided in exchange…

Rogue Magic by Kit Brisby #BlogTour #LGBT #Review #Giveaway

Melissa reviews Rogue Magic by Kit Brisby Expected publication: January 30th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 310 pages. A copy of the book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s…

‘What Remains’ by Garrett Leigh #LGBT #AwardWinning #RainbowAwards2016

Bethany reviews ‘What Remains’ by Garrett Leigh, published by Riptide on July 4th, 2016, 283 pgs.  Release on audio on January 3rd, 2017, narrated by Craig Beck, 7hrs & 4mins. Why I read this:  This week is Award Winning Week and I enjoyed Garrett’s Roads series and saw this on audio so I thought it…

Long Shadows (Common Law #1) by Kate Sherwood #Review #LAPD #Series

Melissa reviews Long Shadows (Common Law #1) by Kate Sherwood Published December 31st 2016 by Riptide Publishing, 184 pages. LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit…

Working It (Ringside Romance #1) by Christine d’Abo #Review #LGBT #OfficeRomance

Melissa reviews Working It (Ringside Romance #1) by Christine d’Abo Expected publication: February 6th 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 247 pages. Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job,…

Whiteout (Seasons of Love #1) by Elyse Springer #Review #NewAuthor #Angst

Melissa reviews Whiteout (Seasons of Love #1) by Elyse Springer Expected publication: January 23rd 2017 by Riptide Publishing, 276 pages. Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where—or who—he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in…