Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere

This was an interesting read, but I have to address a niggle first. I was slightly daunted by the dissertation at the beginning of the book. Along with a stern quasi-instruction to read first, this was a wopping twenty-two Kindle pages long. I confess I didn’t read all of it, but what I did readContinue reading “Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere”

Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre

Confined Desires is, on the face of it, a straightforward love story in strange times. Covid isn’t mentioned, but instead the pandemic plays out via the fictional TELA flu virus, and the circumstances we have all lived in over the past year or so are very similar. Quarantine, people losing their jobs, being separated fromContinue reading “Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre”

Review – Love Him/Hate Him by Chris Bedell

Apologies for posting this a little late. Good luck to Chris with his book! You can win an Amazon gift voucher and read and excerpt below. My review is at the end of this feature. My Review This was a murder mystery story with a gay teen (Connor) and his bully turned secret lover, Liam,Continue reading “Review – Love Him/Hate Him by Chris Bedell”

I’m searching for ARC reviewers!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well during this continuing situation. I can’t believe it’s over a year since it all kicked off, but here we are… Please stay safe and well. This might add a small bit of light relief, I hope. I’m offering you the opportunity to read Closer Than Blood Part 1:Continue reading “I’m searching for ARC reviewers!”

Tino from Going Down is doing a takeover today! February 15th 2021

Literally as we speak, Tino Santini from Going Down has taken over the Lady J’s Pawsome Readers Facebook group and is answering YOUR questions! So if you’d like to join the group, you can talk directly to Tino and ask him anything you like! Topics so far have included ball-shaving, NYC breakfasts and Richard’s inabilityContinue reading “Tino from Going Down is doing a takeover today! February 15th 2021”

Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen

My Review When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at it. I like my noir fairly short (100,000 words of dark introspection and misery isn’t my thing.) And it was a new genre for me; gay noir romance. Irresistible. And it was fun. Told from the POV of private detective,Continue reading “Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen”

Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various

I really enjoyed this anthology. Any collection of stories by varying authors is inevitably going to have some which the reader likes more than others, but it would be unfair of me to say which stories I preferred. This is a wonderfully diverse mix of styles, with protagonists of differing sexualities and races, some tryingContinue reading “Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various”

Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons

This was a lot of fun to read, a deliciously scandalous cringe-fest of social mores and expectations, with the machinations of two spoiled, privileged brats determined to get their own way and to hell with the consequences. Skylar and Zach have a bet as to which one of them can seduce their hot new neighboursContinue reading “Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons”

Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds

I read this book in one sitting. It’s short at 52 pages, but a real story of grit and determination to survive appalling odds. The author had suffered hideous abuse in the past, but has risen above it and refused to be a victim. Even though her life remains challenging, what shines through is aContinue reading “Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds”

Release Blitz/Review – The First Boy I Ever Kissed by Suki Fleet

It’s an absolute pleasure to feature Suki Fleet’s heart-rending novel on the Pawsome Blog. Please take a moment to check it out, read the excerpt and my review at the bottom. There’s a giveaway too! Good luck to Suki in the release of this great novel. Review A delightfully nuanced story and a great taleContinue reading “Release Blitz/Review – The First Boy I Ever Kissed by Suki Fleet”