Weekend Read: First Swallow of Spring by Asta Idonea

A swallow alighting on a branch in a marsh.

“First Swallow of Spring” by Asta Idonea is sexy, smart, and surprising. I loved the worldbuilding, which was detailed enough to paint a clear picture of the fairy kingdom, but sparse enough not to weigh down this short story. … Read more

Book Review: On His Knees by Adira August (proceeds through May 31 go to Russian LGBT Network)

On His Knees by Adira August book cover

Proceeds from On His Knees by Adira August go to save lives of gay Chechens through May 31. This erotic drama is gritty and gut-wrenching as it portrays the psychological effects of a gruesome crime scene on a seasoned homicide cop. … Read more

Guest Author: Proceeds from Jo Tannah’s The Way You Look Tonight help gay Chechens

I was thrilled when Jo Tannah told me last month that she wanted to participate in Books Save Lives with two titles — including one that she’d previously published with Wayward Ink, The Way You Look Tonight. Books Save Lives is a project of Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens that raises funds for the Russian LGBT Network and other charities helping gay men escape Chechnya, where police are currently conducting a campaign of terror against anyone they suspect of being gay. Here’s an interview I did with Jo last February when The Way You Look Tonight first came out. … Read more

Guest Author: Sam Thorne, Language Architect

Sexy to Go Gay Romance book cover

If you’ve perused my blog or social media accounts, you already know that I adore Sam Thorne. We both recently had stories in the multi-author anthology Sexy to Go Gay Romance. Her contribution, “Rebuilding the Future,” was filled with the things I’ve come to love about her stories: well-intentioned but socially awkward heroes, deep characterization, and a knack for bringing out the humor of everyday situations. Oh, and adorably besotted protagonists. When Sam’s characters fall in love, they fall hard — just like in real life. … Read more

Book Review: Falling for a Pirate by Meredith Bond | Proceeds help gay Chechens

“How can I be more kind?” It’s a question at the heart of the poetry of Hafez, a Sufi mystic often quoted by pirate captain Salim al-Mandri, the beloved in this time-travel romance. And it becomes a crucial question for our hero Dylan, who’s not sure how to square his affection for Salim with his revulsion for violence. Falling for a Pirate by Meredith Bond is an adventurous romance with a philosophical soul.
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Rainbow Snippet and Book Review: Olivia Helling’s Nocturnal Lessons

Damon Snow boxed set by Olivia Helling

This week, I’m sharing from a story that isn’t mine. It’s from Nocturnal Lessons, Book 1 of Olivia Helling’s Damon Snow series about a prostitute, or “molly,” in early 19th-century London. Reader beware: The paint burned off my walls while I was reading this book. … Read more

Book Review: Serpent’s Kiss by Layla Dorine

serpents kiss book cover

Serpent’s Kiss by Layla Dorine is a wild ride full of mystery, intrigue, and suspense in a society that’s been driven underground. Readers who enjoy fantasy filled with political machinations, assassination plots, and outsider heroes will be drawn in by this novel. Of course, there’s romance too and a bit of steam — though the leads are surprisingly chaste for how much they want to tear each other’s clothes off. … Read more

Book Review: From Top to Bottom by Kevin Klehr

Book Info Publisher: Ninestar Press Genre: Contemporary gay erotica, menage erotica Length: 15,100 words/56 pages Formats: ePub, Mobi, PDF Price: $1.99 Release Date: March 20, 2017 Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Blurb Can a dedicated top really learn to bottom? Tony wants to find out but he’s scared another die-hard top will just plow through him, … Read more

Book Review: Asta Idonea’s “Wish You Were Here” & Book Giveaway

I’m excited to have Asta Idonea on my blog today. We have appeared in a lot of anthologies together, and I love her writing.  She has a writing style that gets right to the heart of her characters’ emotions. Her newest release is Wish You Were Here, a sweet romance novella about two college-age men who have trouble … Read more