The Ex Factor – Bodyguards Inc #2
Bookreview / April 27, 2015

The Ex Factor is the second part in the Bodyguards Inc series with the same central theme, but different characters. Bodyguard Ben Collins is working at some talent show when he meets one of the contestants, Daniel Lincoln. Ben is immediately attracted to Daniel, but doesn’t act on it. Then one day he finds Daniel hiding away in a dark room, hiding obvious signs of abuse. Daniel doesn’t want to do anything about it and wants to continue the show. Ben gives him a card and tells him to call if he ever needs him. And one day that call comes and Ben rushes to save Daniel. Daniel is trapped in a relationship with an abusive partner and doesn’t know what to do anymore. Ben is falling more and more for Daniel and wants to make sure he is alright. Together they stand up to the ex and take action, falling more and more in love every day. The second part in the series is pretty much the same as the first one, but that is alright. The story reads easy and is quite romantic in nature. Saving someone you love is one of the first reactions anyone would have…

Bodyguard To A Sex God – Bodyguards Inc #1
Bookreview / April 27, 2015

Bodyguard To A Sex God is the first part in the new Bodyguards Inc series by R.J. Scott. The central theme for all books is, of course, the bodyguard and the person he is supposed to protect. But that means they have to spend a lot of time quite close to each other. And that may cause feelings to develop…. In this first book we meet Adam Freeman, bodyguard to the stars. His new assignment is making sure that Logan Brady is safe. He is the main star in some vampire tv show and has been receiving threats lately. Being at a fan convention can be quite dangerous in that way. But Logan also has one big secret. He is gay and looking for the right time to come out of the closet. Adam and Logan meet and they fall head over heels in love with each other. But Bodyguards Inc has a strict policy against relations with clients and Adam is fighting real hard to keep his feelings inside. Logan is afraid his career will fall apart when people learn that he is gay, so he also wants desperately to hide. What can both men do? Finally things come…

For a Rainy Afternoon
Bookreview / April 26, 2015

For a Rainy Afternoon by R.J. Scott is part of the Tales of the Curious Cookbook series. Its a series of so far six novels by different authors, but all with the same curious cookbook as a central theme. This is part 1 in the series. Robbie MacIntyre runs the small post office in some small town near London. Nothing exciting ever happens there and Robbie is some what bored. But then the owner of the post office dies and leaves the place to Robbie. Everything else is left to some American nephew no one ever heard of, Jason Young. Soon Jason comes to the village to inspect the place and Robbie immediately falls for the guy head over heels. In the house Jason finds a mysterious box containing several first editions and a cookbook. That is when the story really gets interesting. In my younger years I was a great fan of Agatha Christie stories, especially because they were set in a small English town. The town in this book some what reminds me of that. And of course I think England is a great country on its own. If the rest of the series is as good as…

Just a Bit Unhealthy – Straight Guys #3
Bookreview / April 25, 2015

Just a Bit Unhealthy is the third book in the Straight Guys series by Alessandra Hazard. And just like the other 2 books, this one is hot hot hot. The basic story in all books is the same. we have a straight guy and a gay guy. The straight guy starts to think about if  he really is straight and is willing to experiment with the gay guy. And then one thing leads to another. In this third book the straight guy is Gabriel DuVal, rising soccer star. The gay guy is Jared Sheldon, team physician. Everyone thinks they are just good friends and nothing more. But Gabriel isn’t so sure anymore about his feelings for Jared. He knows that Jared has always been in love with him, but knows it will never be. Gabriel is straight with a girlfriend and that’s it. Or is it? One day Jared decides he can never have what a really wants and goes back to the USA to find happiness. But Gabriel is never the same after that and must decide what he wants to do about it. I really like these books and the way they are written. Of course any gay…

Common Ground
Bookreview / April 25, 2015

Common Ground is a book by Benton Harrison and would fall in the jock-nerd category, one of my personal favorites. There is something about high school boys that I really like in a book and this one is no different. Beechum Finch is a science nerd in high school, about to graduate. Most of his time there was pleasant, but there has always been one bully, named Marlowe Craig. For all those years he has made Beechums life miserable, but so far Beechum has endured it. Hudson Gudmani is on the same football team as Marlowe, but has one big secret. He has always had a crush on Beechum, but so far never acted on it. One night he decides to act on it and things start to change for sure. But will Marlowe allow them to be happy together? First of all, I really liked the book and the story, but the whole thing just seemed a bit easy to me. All those years Hudson never did anything and then one night he just “decides” to tell Beechum about his feelings. And within days from that they are very much in love. In the beginning they have fake girlfriends…

Rainbow Book Fair
Conference/Meeting / April 15, 2015

For the quick decider, this coming Saturday is the start of the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair in New York City. From their website, that you can find here: Once a year approximately 1500 people get together in New York City to mingle, get to know each other, enrich, broaden, and even extend their lives through the amazing medium of LGBT books. Books convey and change a culture. Most people who identify as part of the LGBT family have a book that they say has changed their lives. Sometimes they read it before they came out. Other times this book made them realize they were not alone, or were valuable when the world told them they were to be scorned. The New York Rainbow Book Fair is America’s oldest LGBT book fair and the largest LGBT book event in the country. It has grown every year since its beginning in 2009. It brings together thoughtful, interesting people of all ages, from early teens to those in their 70s and 80s; from a spectrum of countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and viewpoints. It attracts readers and writers of course, but also publishers, editors, agents, and media attention—people who have never experienced queer…