Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

Josephine Myles
Tailor Made
Amber Allure, January 26, 2012 | 114 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

When Mr. Wrong measures up just right!

College tart Felix McAvoy is used to causing a stir with his conceptual art pranks, but for his final show he's planning something even more outrageous. In a last ditch attempt to seduce his jaded tutor, Felix plans to wear the canvas in a subversive display. However, if he's going to do this right he'll need a tailor-made canvas suit. Fortunately, he knows just the tailor to turn to for the favour—and Felix isn't shy about offering favours of a very different kind in return.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lis’ Review: The Fifth Son by Blaine D. Arden

Blaine D. Arden
The Fifth Son
Storm Moon Press, March 9, 2012 | 60 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Llyskel is the fifth son of a King, but, unlike his brothers, he doesn't have a career in politics or the military to look forward to. In a world where everyone possesses magic to some degree or other, Llyskel is powerless, unable to perform even the smallest magic-based tasks. All his life, he's been under constant guard for his own protection from the magical world around him, much to his annoyance. The only time Llyskel feels free is when he paints, where the only spells he needs are the ones he weaves with brush and paint, capturing moments of beauty and giving them immortality on canvas.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Gay Friday & Backblurbs in ebooks

It’s been hot the past few days here in the Netherlands and we had some bad thunderstorms in the evenings. And horror of all horrors, we lost our internet connection during one of those. I nearly had a panic attack, lol! Because the bad thing is that you don’t know how long the internet loss will go on until it’s finally over.

That night I realized how much I’ve come to depend on being able to look something up on the internet. Since I wasn’t able to hop some blogs or get on twitter, tumblr or pinterest anyway, I decided to read for a while. But I happened to be inbetween books.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lis’ Review: Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall

Lisa Worrall
Unshakeable Faith
Dreamspinner Press, November 28, 2011 | 242 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.

The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: The Heat Is On by Helen Louise Caroll

Helen Louise Caroll
The Heat Is On
Amber Allure, October 30, 2011 | 64 pages

Author’s Goodreads | Book on Goodreads | Buy book here

Hunter Babineaux is a man of fire. The hot Cajun can start an inferno with a single thought.
Christian VanValkenburgh is cool and collected. The frosty New Englander can stop a psychic in his tracks.
Teaming up in a summer resort town to locate an untrained and potentially dangerous pyrokinetic child, the two men discover that opposites attract... in the hottest of ways...

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Paranormal, Psychic Abilities, Pyrokinetics, Cajun, Investigation

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Winner Hop Against Homophobia Giveaway

Brought to you by
David Gandy
We have a winner for the Hop Against Homophobia Giveaway! Maybe it's a little early on Sunday for some, but it's nearly midnight here in the Netherlands, so I'm going to announce the winner that I let pick for me.

The lucky winner is:


Congrats orannia! You have won your choice of an m/m book from All Romance Ebooks! I'll email you so you can tell me which book you'd like to get.
Thanks everyone, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and facts with me. I hope you all had a great hop! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia: Giveaway & The Netherlands & A M/M Recommendation

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and to celebrate this day hundreds of writers, readers, bloggers and reviewers are participating in a Hop Against Homophobia, which is organized by authors Erica Pike, K-lee Klein and Norma Nielsen. The purpose of this hop is to spread the message of homophobic discrimination. We all do that in our own way and we all have a little giveaway for those who leave a comment on our posts (check out the site for the links to all the other blogs).

As many of you might know, I’m from the Netherlands. I’m not sure how well known it is how progressive Dutch politics and Dutch legislation are when it comes to fighting homophobia. So, I'd like to share a few facts regarding Equal Treatment and gay marriage in the Netherlands. Don't worry, I'll keep it short. ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lis’ Review: First Flight by Connor Wright

Connor Wright
First Flight
Dreamspinner Press, November 16, 2011 | 192 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Jesse Swanson’s life is pretty normal: He has a job he doesn’t mind, his parents are pretty decent, and he’s got a boyfriend. So what if he still lives at home? So what if he thinks he argues a little too often with his guy?
Everything changes when he stops to pick up a bird and ends up picking up a new guy instead. Chris, formerly known as Sings-like-water, is fascinated by Jesse’s music and by Jesse himself, but figuring out how to be human isn’t easy—especially when Jesse’s now ex-boyfriend decides he’ll do anything to get Jesse back. Can Jesse and Chris overcome the odds, or will their fledgling romance falter before it can fly?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Gay Friday & Hop Against Homophobia

I spent a great afternoon chatting with Leontine about books and blog stuff at my kitchen table. She brought home-baked brownies with strawberries and whipped cream, which were a fabulous treat for our taste buds. Yum!

I’m all satisfied and lazy now and about ready to go take a shower and curl up in bed with my current read: Cinder by Marie Sexton. I’m enjoying it very much because it’s just the cute and lovely story I’m in the mood for atm.

But before I go do just that, I want to give you the link to the Hop Against Homophobia registration page.  You’ve probably seen this button at many sites (including mine).

This hop is about spreading awareness of homophobia and there are over 225 blogs participating already and registration is still open. All you have to do is post on the topic of homophobia on May 17th and offer a M/M-related prize (follow for more information the link).
My prize will be the winner’s choice of an M/M title from an online ebook store that let me buy a gift (like All Romance ebooks).

Hope to see you doing some hopping on the International Day Against Homophobia. :)

Happy Gay Friday everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lis’ Review: End of the Beginning by John Goode

John Goode
End of the Beginning (Tales from Foster High, #2)
Dreamspinner Press, December 7, 2011 | 78 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Not too long ago, Brad Greymark outed himself to his high school and the rest of the town of Foster, Texas, with a fairly obvious public display of affection. Now what? Brad had thought being Foster’s favorite son wasn’t that important, but when it comes time to choose between high school fame and Kyle, the boy he might just be falling for? It’s not an easy decision, knowing his heart may break either way.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guest post: MJ O'Shea's Red Velvet Cupcakes

I'm pleased to host author MJ O'Shea today at my blog. She's here to share some delicious inside information about her latest solo release from Dreamspinner Press, Coming Home.

Hi everyone! This is Mj O'Shea here. Today I wanted to share a recipe, and a scene from Coming Home. :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lis’ Review: Blue-Eyed Soul by Fae Sutherland & Chelsea James

Fae Sutherland & Chelsea James
Blue-Eyed Soul
Amber Allure, January 8, 2012 | 225 pages

Fae Sutherland’s website | Chelsea James’ Tumblr | Goodreads | Buy book here

International pop star Remey Dufresne just wants a break from it all. And the idyllic town of Haven, Massachusetts, seems to be the perfect spot to reconnect with his small-town roots and recharge. He doesn’t expect special treatment from the people who live there, he just wants a haven of his own. But what he doesn’t expect is to fall in love—with the town, with its people, and with the local high school music teacher and his precocious little girl.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Gay Friday & 5 Reasons to Stay in Bed

This was one of those days that should’ve come with this warning:

And I can think of at least five reasons why I better had followed that advice:

  1. I finally could’ve finished my current book, Glitter by Diana DeRicci, that I started reading in April, and probably one or two other books
  2. Maybe my sore throat wouldn’t have gotten worse and developed into a tiny cough that can get worse if I'm not careful
  3. I heard May is Masturbation month… I don’t know why you need a (or should I say 'just one'?) special month dedicated to that but alas… I could’ve done some *cough* research on it
  4. I could’ve plotted a clever subject for today’s blogpost in all peace and quietness, instead of this ‘5 Reasons to Stay in Bed’ silliness
  5. I could’ve caught up on some much needed sleep. Apparently lack of sleep makes fat! I’m not kidding, read about it yourself. See?

Anyway, there’s always one highlight: Friday means browsing my Happy Gay Folder. So, now I can go to bed contently. :)

Happy Gay Friday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Series Spotlighted: Talker by Amy Lane

Brian and Tate. Sigh. They are such a special couple. No matter what they had to suffer through to be together they endured it. It’s a couple that has many, many fans according to what I saw on Goodreads. The three books in this series (so far?) are rated plenty of times and the average is still around 4 stars and higher.

I’ve read the three books far apart from each other, the first one, Talker, in September 2010, the second one, Talkers Redemption, in June 2011 and the last one, Talker’s Graduation, only recently, in April 2012. I’ve written a review about the first book (you can find it here) but never wrote about the second book, or third, before. It’s always a pleasure to revisit this young couple, because of the author’s skillful way of writing emotional and heart wrenching scenes. I always need to prepare myself a little bit before jumping into one of her books, and to make sure that I have tissues at hand. Brian and Tate are scarred and damaged, even before they become a couple, and go through a lot of tragic and dramatic events together as well. Each heartbreaking episode in their lives makes their love stronger and more secure though. That’s a great part of what I love about these books, the intense romance. One other thing that I love is how music plays a role in the heroes’ lives.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May M/M Releases I Look Forward to

It's May already! Here’s a selection of my most anticipated m/m books of this month:

Release Date: May 2
Dirk Krause is an asshole of the first degree. His life is a hell of his own making, and he makes everyone around him just as miserable. When he’s injured on the job while fighting a fire, he’s nearly...more

Release Date: May 6
When Payton’s married boyfriend stands him up for their weekend getaway, he finally realizes Dominic isn’t treating anyone on either side of the whole mess with any decency. Payton hardly knows wha...more

Release Date: May 7
Quent Jackson has followed Jason Spade's every move in business and in poker since their first day as college freshmen. Eight years later, when Jace finally decides Quint is the one man he can't live...more

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