Category Archives: Fade to black/No Steam

Recent Release: Jupiter (States of Love) by Rhett Heath

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/jupiter-by-rhett-heath-9708-b Blurb For fourteen-year-old Jacob Thomas, a Christian and the smartest kid in class, Bobby Versailles is completely out of reach. Jacob wishes a girl named Allie loved him because he still doesn’t get that he’s gay, but … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Bullying, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Homophobia, Hurt/Abuse, Mid level angst, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series, Standalone, Uncategorized, young adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Release Day Review: Mystic Man by E J Russell

Dreamspinner Press https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/mystic-man-by-ej-russell-9676   Blurb When a series of personal crises prompt risk-averse research librarian Aaron Templeton to apply for a job on the other side of the country, nobody is more surprised than he is. He nearly runs home … Continue reading

Posted in 3.5 stars, 4 stars, adult - 18+, Beth Jumper, Book, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Gay, m/m, Mary D, Mid level angst, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series, Standalone | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Audiobook Month: Squared Away (Out of Uniform #5) by Annabeth Albert Narrated by Greg Boudreaux

Audible Link https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Squared-Away-Audiobook/B07BGJ3FRF Blurb In the wake of tragedy, SEAL Mark Whitley rushed stateside to act as guardian to his sister’s three young children. But a conflicting will could give custody to someone else—someone Mark remembers as a too young, … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, adult - 18+, Asexual, Audiobook, Audiobook Month, Fade to black/No Steam, Hurt/Abuse, m/m, Mid level angst, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Purchased | 1 Comment

Retro Review: The Gift of a Birthday by Amy Lane

Blurb The short is from The Granby Knitting series, and it features Jeremy.   It’s Aiden’s birthday– but he’s the one who got Jeremy a very special gift.    This is a short epilogue for The Granby Knitting series, that includes The Winter Courtship Rituals … Continue reading

Posted in 5 stars, adult - 18+, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Little to no angst, Part of a Series, Short Story 1-20 pages (1-5k words) | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Release Day Review: Words by John Inman

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/words-by-john-inman-9662- Blurb The world of writers, readers, and reviewers is a close-knit family of friends, fans, and fiction fanatics. That’s the world Milo Cook and Logan Hunter reside in—thriving on the give and take of creativity, the sharing … Continue reading

Posted in 4 stars, adult - 18+, Book, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Gay, m/m, Mary D, Mild level angst, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Older MCs, Standalone | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dark Romance: Creature (Bureau #3) by Kim Fielding

  Good Reads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39779972-creature?from_search=true Blurb Alone in a cell and lacking memories of his past, John has no idea who—or what—he is. Alone on the streets of 1950s Los Angeles, Harry has far too many memories of his painful … Continue reading

Posted in adult - 18+, Book, Bullying, Dark Romance/ Bad Boys, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Hurt/Abuse, Mid level angst, Monthly Theme, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Paranormal, Standalone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recent Release: Mason and the Dog Wrangler by CL Etta

Publisher Pride Publishing https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/mason-and-the-dog-wrangle Blurb Sorrow’s grip is relentless until a rambunctious ball of fur and a handsome dog wrangler break its hold. Four years after his partner died, leaving him to raise their daughter alone, Mason Ford still grieves … Continue reading

Posted in adult - 18+, Book, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Mild level angst, Short Story 1-20 pages (1-5k words) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to Laugh: Overtime Audiobook (ficlet) by Avon Gale narrated by Scott Smith

Good Reads Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31218096-overtime?from_search=true Blurb This short story (approximately 4000 words) takes place after the events of Power Play and before Empty Net. It features Spartanburg Spitfires’ goalie Isaac Drake — as well as a few other familiar faces — … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, adult - 18+, Audiobook, Author Provided, Book, Contemporary, Established Couple, Established Couple/Sequel, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Gay, Hockey, Humor, Little to no angst, m/m, Monthly Theme, Morgan, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series, Time to Laugh | Leave a comment

Release Day Review: The Architech and the Castle of Glass By Jade Mere

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-architect-and-the-castle-of-glass-by-jade-mere-9478-b Blurb Chasing his dream will send him into a dark and twisted nightmare. Tahki’s only goal is to become a world-famous architect, even if that means betraying his father’s wishes by abandoning his comfortable life for one … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Book, Dreamspinner, Enemies to Lovers, Fade to black/No Steam, Fantasy, Gay, Gay, High but not hopeless, Mild/low level heat, Morgan, no rating, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal | Leave a comment

Release Day Review: Mage of Inconvenience by Parker Foye

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/mage-of-inconvenience-by-parker-foye-9390-b Blurb Can they find the magic in a practical union? West is on the run from his werewolf pack, but if he cannot renew his magical defenses, he won’t get far. What he needs is a mage…. … Continue reading

Posted in 3 stars, adult - 18+, Alternate World, Book, Cop/Crime, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Fake relationship, Fated Mates, Gay, Gay, Hurt/Abuse, m/m, Magic, Mary D, Mild level angst, Mystery, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Race/Species Difference, Shifter, Stalker/Abusive Ex, Standalone | Leave a comment