How We Began
Bookreview / November 9, 2015

How We Began is an anthology put together for a special cause. All proceeds go to The Trevor Project, an organization dealing with crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Visit their site, it is a very good cause. All stories in this anthology revolve around the same theme. How does love begin? What happens when two people fall in love? Is it instant fireworks or does it take a bit longer than that? Some authors were known to me, some are new to me. But all in all the stories are a great read and certainly worth your money. TruNorth by Alexis Hall  Unexpected Dragons by Delphine Dryden In a world where everyone is able to turn into a dragon when they are ready, what happens when for the first time in a long time an all white dragon appears that breaths snow and ice instead of fire. A Song for Sweater-boy by Vanessa North Ash Cooper has made a mess—an angry prank turned into a criminal mischief charge and now he’s on probation. Jamie Allen has a talent for pattern recognition, but he’s not so great with people—how can someone as well-liked as Ash Cooper not have…

How We Began – The Inspiration
Blogtour , Bookteaser / November 9, 2015

How We Began is an anthology with a special meaning. It tells us that love can start in many ways, no matter who you are, where you are or even what you are. The world is full of stories. We watch them in theaters and read them in books. We tell them to our children and hear them at the office. Short stories in three-second sound bites. (Our team won the game last night!) Long, drawn-out stories that are shared over the course of many months. (Did you guys catch the 724th episode of Zombie Valley Girl Meth Head last night?) And then there are the stories we write ourselves, a little more every day. Stories entertain us. Stories teach us. They give us choices. They open us up to the humanity in one another and in ourselves. So what would it be like if you never heard or read a story in which you recognized yourself? Or if you found a glint of familiarity in a newscast or anecdote, only to have the tale end horribly, tragically…no happily ever after for you? How We Began is a book for those people. More specifically, it’s a book for LGBTQ+ young…

Baked Fresh – Portland Heat #2
Bookreview / May 8, 2015

Baked Fresh is part 2 in the Portland Heat series by Annabeth Albert. Different stories, but all are set in the Portland area. In this second part we meet Vic Degrassi, a baker who recently lost a lot of weight but still has to come to terms with that. He volunteers at the local homeless shelter, where he meets Robin Dawson. But Robin is seeing someone, so he knows it will never be. Besides, he is quite sure someone like Robin will never have eyes for him. And the last time Vic dated someone has been so long ago, he is not sure he still knows how. Suddenly Robin is dumped by his boyfriend and Vic decides to take a chance. One steamy night follows and they both have to decide what they want. Will it be a one time rebound thing or will it be more than that? Can Vic overcome his insecurities and is Robin ready to open his heart again? I really like the Portland Heat series. It is al about hot guys and good food, what more could you want? Annabeth Albert has a real talent for writing a sweet story, with just the right amount…

Served Hot – Portland Heat #1
Bookreview / April 9, 2015

Served Hot is the first part in the new Portland Heat series by Annabeth Albert. Other parts are Baked Fresh and Delivered Fast that will come out later this year. All books are about food, coffee, shops and restaurants and all are placed in the Portland area, hence the title of the series. In this first part we meet Robby, a self employed barista who serves coffee and cakes to a long line of customers every day. He owns the business and loves it very much. And he has a major crush on one of his regular customers, David. At first he knows little about David, just that he is cute, friendly and is very easy to chat with. Robby is looking for a way to ask David out, but never seems to find the chance. Until David shows up at the local Pride festival and Robby finally gets his chance. But the more they get together in the relation, the more it seems that David has some problems of his own and needs to work through them first. But can Robby wait that long? It’s not a big book, but I loved loved loved it. Both guys are so…