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6/10
Just A Game
Bookreview / January 31, 2016

Just A Game is a short story by A.J. Ridges, only 34 pages in size. It’s not a bad story, but at best it can be described as a sexual fantasy written down on paper. Hot, sexy and erotic, but not very memorable. Maybe something for a rainy Sunday afternoon ? Bryan is a straight man, living together with his gay roommate Tim. One day Bryan meets his neighbor Ben in the hall and invites him over to watch the hockey game. He thinks Tim isn’t home and they will have no trouble. But it turns out not only is Tim home, he also has company, male company. Tim and his friend are having wild sex in the other room, while Bryan and Ben are trying to ignore the sounds coming through the wall. Awkward……. But what happens when maybe Ben is not as straight as he claims to be, and when Bryan is starting to have feelings he never thought he would have. And why is Ben looking for excuses to be with Bryan, no matter what he has to do for it? Could there be anything more between them, then they both thought possible? To my knowledge I…

The Backup
Blogtour , Bookteaser / January 29, 2016

The Backup is the new novel by Erica Kudisch and once again I am proud that Riptide Publishing asked me to be a part of the blogtour for this book. After reading only the blurb for this book it sounds to me like a great story that I think everyone should buy and read asap. Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and music. Thanks so much for keeping up with the blog tour! Be sure to swing by the other stops for awesome multimedia content and a $50 prize package giveaway! About The Backup I’m supposed to be better than this. I’m supposed to have a tenure-track job teaching music history to undergrads, writing papers about Bach, and proving to kids like me that you can work your way out of Harlem. I’m not supposed to be following a rock star around the country, fetching his mail, making sure his groupies are of age. I’m definitely not supposed to be sleeping with said rock star, who claims to be the Greek God Dionysus. At first I thought it was a load of crap. Nik’s fans might think…

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7/10
Farm Fresh – Naked Organics #1
Blogtour , Bookreview , Bookteaser / January 28, 2016

Farm Fresh is book 1 in the new Naked Organics series by Posy Roberts and was send to me as an ARC, requesting a review. So thank you Posy for allowing me this honor. Jude Garrity is a regular visitor of a local farmers market. He is curious about a new way of living, but even more curious about the cute guy that works one of the stalls as the market. Hudson Oliva lives on a commune and works very hard to keep the commune going. The commune is all about providing queer people a safe haven and a place to live off the grid. Jude keeps asking Hudson questions about the place and how it is to live there. Soon Hudson realises he has to be completely honest about the place if he ever wants things to go further with Jude. Jude applies and eventually moves to Kaleidoscope Gardens, but his sexual hang-ups make it very hard for him to adjust. The commune is all about free sex, with anyone and everyone, even multiple partners if wanted. It takes a lot of time but in the end Jude starts to feel more comfortable, and is more certain about his…

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7/10
My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! – Jock #1
Bookreview / January 26, 2016

My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! is the first part in the new Jock series by Wade Kelly. Now I for one absolutely love the whole jock-nerd theme and so I was anxious to read this book. And I wasn’t disappointed at all, I loved this book. I can only hope the other parts will be just as great as this one. Cole Reid is gay and was publicly outed by his high school baseball team. Because of that he really really hates jocks of any kind and has become somewhat of a loner. He wants things to go his way and is somewhat of a neat freak. So when his roommate moves out to be with his girlfriend Cole is looking for a new roommate, but one that will live up to his expectations and rules. And absolutely no jocks allowed. So what does the manager send him as a replacement? Ellis Montgomery is messy, gorgeous, of course straight, and to top it all of a jock of the worst kind. So when he shows up at Coles door, accompanied by  some of his loud friends, Cole is about to have a heart attack. But a whole school year…

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6.5/10
Borderline Affairs: a memoir
Bookreview / January 25, 2016

Borderline Affairs was send to me by the author, Kirk Rehn, requesting a review. I accepted and started reading the book. It is not the normal kind of book I read, but once I started I knew I had to finish this book. It is not an easy book to read and clearly in need of some editing, but once you get into the story it just gets under your skin. In the authors own words: I have self-published a book, available in e-book and paperback format on Amazon, entitled “Borderline Affairs: A Memoir.” In a phrase, it describes the aftermath of my diagnosis with borderline personality disorder, a very rare psychiatric personality disorder, and the attendant domestic violence, rape, drug abuse, homelessness and multiple suicide attempts that followed. Much is written in free verse with a small mix of prose, and concentrates on the two-year period post-diagnosis. This is not, and is not intended to be, a mass market book, but rather a resource for persons in similar situations, whether they suffer from depression, personality disorders, drug abuse or LGBT/identity issues. There is much gritty and unnerving material, but I leave it there intentionally because the disease manifests in…

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8/10
Professional Distance – Thorne & Dash #1
Bookreview / January 24, 2016

Professional Distance is the first novel in the Thorne & Dash series by Silvia Violet and if the following books are as good as this one, I am really looking forward to them. Silvia Violet manages to write about a subject you don’t see that much, but is a very real part of life. Lots of people pay other people for sex or companionship and of course there is nothing wrong with that, provided it is an equal partnership between two consensual people. But what happens if the lines of professionalism are crossed? Thornwell Shipton is very rich, very closeted and lives for his job. There is no other person working as hard as he is and he is proud of it. But every Friday night he lets go. Friday night he hires some one for sex, so that is scheduled and professional, just like everything else in his life. And that is all fine and well, until one night his favorite escort is no longer available and the agency sends a replacement by the name of Dash. Riley Dashwood is young and passionate. He really wants to be a chef and a baker and is saving up money for…