Begin Again is the latest addition to the Rags and Riches series by E.M. Leya. The basic principle of the series is always the same. Two different people meet, one is always poor or otherwise in a bad state, and the other one is rich or at least better of. They meet and hit it off straight away, overcoming all the problems between them. I have read every other part in the series and I have always loved them. And this latest part is no differen...

Henry Hathaway is a professor who spends his birthday the same every year. He gets his teeth cleaned and then has dinner with his brother. His has been like that for years and this year will be no difference. Or will it? In the middle of dinner with his brother he receives a text message confirming details of date with some one called Ash. Henry doesn’t know someone with that name, so the message must have been sent to the wrong person. ...

This book was send to me as an eARC by the wonderful Jay Northcote and he asked me to read it and review it. And of course I did, because I love Jay and will read anything he puts out. So here we go. Rowan is at the last place he wants to be, but he made a promise to a friend and so here he is. Stuck at some folk festival surrounded by people he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to know, because it is totally not his scene. He can mana...

As promised when I talked about part 1 I also read part 2 in the series and I will tell you all about it today. Let me start of by telling that part 2 in the series was quite good, but in some ways it left me wanting more and with unanswered questions. When we left part 1 James was about to come out to the public eye and telling the world he is a gay man and deeply in love with Benjamin. But when he reveals that to the world, it will also mean...

Imagine a world where the crown prince of England is gay and desperately seeking for someone to fill the gap in his life. Always in the publics eye he is used to keeping up appearances. But being gay is the biggest secret of them all, and apart from a few people nobody knows about it. As far as the people go, James is straight and next in line for the throne of England. Lady Cassandra is his best friend and has always acted as his beard, prete...

Imagines is part 2 in the Imago series, which logically follows part 1 in the series. Immediately after finishing part 1 I started the second part, because I had to know what happened next. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Lawson and Jack have been together for 6 months now, and are still madly in love with each other. Lawson is still very much involved in saving the new found species of butterfly, the Tillman Copper. Jack is working...

Just a Bit Twisted – Straight Guys 1
Bookreview / January 25, 2015

As we all know the number one fantasy for any gay man is too seduce a straight guy and make him “see the light” and turn gay as well. In real life that almost never happens, but of course we can always fantasize about it. Just a Bit Twisted is exactly that kind of fantasy. Alessandra Hazard fantasizes away in the new Straight Guys series. The situation is almost always the same. There is a straight guy, a gay guy and for ...

Bottled Up Secret
Bookreview / January 21, 2015

This book falls in the Young Adult category, so as expected there is no sex. A little kissing and touching and the rest is described as “and then something wonderful happened” Bottled Up Secret is written for the younger readers after all. Brendan Madden is about to finish high school, has a great group of friends and recently discovered he is gay. He hasn’t told his friends yet, because he is afraid of what they wi...

Nothing Ventured
Bookreview / January 21, 2015

Another book by the wonderful Jay Northcote. But once again I find myself wondering where she comes up with these stories and why they are so simple, yet seem to work somehow. Nothing Ventured is the perfect addition to this series. Aides goes out with some work friends and while drunk promises to run out the Mad Mucker, a twelve mile run over a very muddy course. Sober again, he tries to get out of it, but his friends won’t le...

Righting a Wrong
Bookreview / January 21, 2015

Righting a Wrong is a book I normally would’t read, but a friend asked me to do so and write about what I thought of it. So here goes. Several years ago Cambri Blaine left the small town she lived in, expecting to never come back again. There are too many memories and emotions in the little town for her. But then her father needs her help and she has no choice but to return to the small town she once lived in. And of course tha...

Teach Me
Bookreview / January 18, 2015

Austin Pritchard is a young boy kicked out on the streets the minute he tells his parents he is gay. Now he has to make a life on the streets, scraping money wherever he can. David Becker recently moved to town and is looking for some people to do work on his new house. Then his eye is caught by the young Austin who has been hired for the job and works his ass of to impress his boss. David wasn’t looking for someone to share hi...

LGBT Fiction Meetings in 2015
Conference/Meeting , Personal / January 17, 2015

Just 2 days ago I received an invitation to Euro Pride Con, a meeting for LGBT Fiction enthousiasts. It will be held in Munich (Germany) on July 11 & 12 2015 and is a unique chance to meet up with other LGBT Fiction enthousiasts and authors. You can find out more on the website for the Con right here. Prices start from 160 euros and if you register before the end of this month they will pay the Paypal fees for you. I am not sure ...