Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen

I hated it. No, I hate-loved it. No, I love-hated it. Okay, okay, I loved this prequel to Tainted Love (reviewed here.) As much as you can love a story dealing with the kind of issues involved, anyway. Having read Tainted Love, I knew what was coming. I follow the authors on Instagram and theyContinue reading “Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen”

Review – Tropical Punch (Bubbles In Space) by SC Jensen

The blurb says Raymond Chandler et al would be turning in their graves at this noir sci-fi comedy thriller, but I think they’d be delighted, to be honest. You can see the pulp fiction influences all over this book, from the Nadsat-esque language (there’s a glossary at the back) to the hard-boiled heroine, who isContinue reading “Review – Tropical Punch (Bubbles In Space) by SC Jensen”

Review – Solstice Surprise by Gabbi Grey

This is an apparently standalone story, but the second book in a series, the first book being Catch a Tiger by the Tail. I almost enjoyed this story of Peter and Thomas, and their desperate dash through the night to be at the bedside of the woman having the baby they are about to adopt.Continue reading “Review – Solstice Surprise by Gabbi Grey”

Review – The Meg: From the Deep by Steve Alten

Well, I was entertained. I read it within two days as I couldn’t put the damned thing down. Is it far-fetched? Yes. Is it plausible? Hmm, not sure, but I’m not a marine biologist so who knows? Are there misogynist views and unsavoury characters? Yes, but they die, so that’s okay. To be honest, IContinue reading “Review – The Meg: From the Deep by Steve Alten”

Review – So Far Away by Nell Iris

So Far Away is a lovely story about a situation a lot of people will really resonate with, especially this last year and a half. The irony is, Zak and Julian aren’t far away at all, but living on each other’s doorsteps, unable to be together because of a worldwide pandemic – Covid isn’t mentionedContinue reading “Review – So Far Away by Nell Iris”

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”

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”

Release Blitz/Review – Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday by Nell Iris

It’s my absolute pleasure to feature Nell Iris’s delightful story on the Pawsome Blog. See my review at the end of this post, but before that there’s an excerpt and a giveaway! RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday Author: Nell Iris Publisher: JMS Books Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs Release Date: DecemberContinue reading “Release Blitz/Review – Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday by Nell Iris”