Category Archives: Fade to black/No Steam

Talk of the Town 
By Caitlin Ricci
 Dual review by Mary and Anna!

Extasy Books Presents: http://www.extasybooks.com/talk-of-the-town/ Blurb After ending an abusive relationship, Julian comes back home to live with his parents and his son in a small town. Life is simple, and he’s happy about that. When he delivers groceries to Garrett … Continue reading

Posted in 2 star, 2.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anna, Bi-Sexual, Book, Contemporary, Extasy Books, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, Hurt/Abuse, Hurt/comfort, Insta Love, Little to no angst, m/m, Mary D, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Single Parent | Leave a comment

Lochlann (Order of the Black Knights #6) by Andrea Speed

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lochlann-by-andrea-speed-8493-b Blurb Violence has been Lochlann O’Connor’s companion since he was born into a family of old-school Irish terrorists. From there he is recruited into Alpha, a secret government agency dedicated to fighting terrorism—with extreme prejudice. Lochlann’s bravery, … Continue reading

Posted in 3.5 stars, Action/Adventure, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Bi-Sexual, Book, co-workers to lovers, Contemporary, Cop/Crime, Dreamspinner, Enemies to Lovers, Fade to black/No Steam, Fated Mates, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, Mid, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Paranormal, Part of a Series, Rating, Witches/Warlocks/Wizards | Leave a comment

Drama Queen: A Nicky and Noah Mystery Audiobook by Joe Cosentino; Narrated by Miichael Gilboe

Audible Link http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Drama-Queen-Audiobook/B012I834LS/ref=a_search_c4_1_9_srTtl?qid=1493825599&sr=1-9   Blurb It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Audiobook, Author Provided, Book, co-workers to lovers, Contemporary, Dee, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, Humor, Little to no angst, m/m, Mystery, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series | Leave a comment

Puss in Prada by Marie Jacquelyn

Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/Puss-Prada-Marie-Jacquelyn-ebook/dp/B06ZZCD3L9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494445717&sr=8-1&keywords=puss+in+prada Blurb Still struggling with his recent breakup, Alexander runs headlong—literally—into a witch who leaves him far less than human. Now a wise-cracking cat with a taste for expensive clothes, he is forced to live with the ex … Continue reading

Posted in 4 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Chef, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, Humor, Length, Little to no angst, m/m, Magic, Morgan, Paranormal, Purchased, second chance at love, Shifter, Short Story 1-20 pages (1-5k words), Standalone, writer | Leave a comment

The Sun Still Rises
 By Laura Bailo


Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-sun-still-rises-by-laura-bailo-8474-b Blurb Erik’s father lived for Pamplona’s yearly festival and the running of the bulls. Now he’s gone, and Erik flies to Pamplona on a whim to see the festival his father loved—without booking a room first. He’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2 star, 4.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Contemporary, Dee, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, Hurt/comfort, Little to no angst, long distance love, m/m, Mary D, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series, Standalone, writer | Leave a comment

Two for Trust by Elle Brownlee

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/two-for-trust-by-elle-brownlee-8405-b Blurb A fairy-tale vacation—if he can get the ending right. American nurse Finch Mason steps beyond the comfort of his orderly life and takes a dream trip to England, complete with a National Trust Pass so he … Continue reading

Posted in 1.5 stars, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Anna, Book, Christmas, class difference, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, m/m, Medical, Mild, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series | Leave a comment

Olive Juice
 by TJ Klune


Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/olive-juice-by-tj-klune-8409-b Blurb It begins with a message that David cannot ignore: I want to see you. He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory … Continue reading

Posted in 5 star, adult - 18+, Angst Level, Book, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Established Couple, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Heat Index, High but not hopeless, m/m, Mary D, Misunderstanding, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Older MCs, Reconcilliation | Leave a comment

Another Dumb Jock (Book 2) Audiobook by Jeff Erno narr Ezekiel Robison

Dreampsinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/another-dumb-jock-by-jeff-erno-8207-b Blurb Jeff Irwin and Brett Willson raised a fine son, Adam, in their unconventional, judgment-free family. But being the son of two dads has its challenges. Although Adam loves them, he’s determined to prove he’s not gay, … Continue reading

Posted in 4.5 stars, Angst Level, Audiobook, Baseball, Book, coming of age, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Exploration, Fade to black/No Steam, Geek/Jock, GFY/OFY, Heat Index, High School, Homophobia, m/m, Mild, Morgan, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, Virgin, young adult | Leave a comment

The Worst Best Man Audiobook by M.J. O’Shea narrated by Dorian Bane

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-worst-best-man-by-mj-oshea-8404-b Blurb It was her special day… but his worst nightmare. A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan. Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come … Continue reading

Posted in 1.5 stars, Angst Level, Anna, Audiobook, Billionaire, Book, class difference, Contemporary, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Friends to lovers, Gay, Heat Index, Length, m/m, Mid, New Adult, Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words), Part of a Series, second chance at love | Leave a comment

Joy (States of Love) by C.S. Poe

Dreamspinner Presents https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/joy-by-cs-poe-8346-b Blurb Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his … Continue reading

Posted in 3 star, Angst Level, Book, coming of age, Dreamspinner, Fade to black/No Steam, Gay, Insta Love, Little to no angst, m/m, Morgan, New Adult, Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words), Part of a Series | Leave a comment