New Rainbow Reviews

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New Rainbow Reviews are up this week! I had a bit of a low week as didn’t exactly like a lot of the stories I read this week.


Blood Brothers by Barbara Sheridan & Anne Cain 

Dragon & Fenyx 1: Called by Power by Auburnimp and Michael Barnette 

Hell Dogs Squadron 2: Angle of Attack by A.R. Moler 

Homesteads and Horseradish by Kiernan Kelly 
Hungry? by Helen Louise Caroll 

Venom’s Bond by Nica Berry 


Favorite of the week was definitely:

Photo Shoot by Addison Albright 


In other news I was asked by Wave over on Reviews by Jessewave to contribute dueling reviews on occasion. As I’m pretty busy reviewing as it is, all I could offer was an occasional contrasting (or agreeing) review so we’ll see how that goes.

Remember folks – it’s just my random opinion so you all can ignore it if you want :).

M/M Challenge update!

22/40 done! I’ve read more than that clearly but my list is full of older books that don’t all go to review so as I get through them they’ll go on the list. Always up for tweaking it though too, if anyone has good suggestions.

New Rainbow Reviews and Amazon Rank Fail

 Amidst Amazon Rank Fail, Twitter Outcry Mania of #amazonfail, and #glitchmyass – another busy week with reviews and the new ones are out over on Rainbow Reviews. I had a mixture of longer and shorter stories with some of my M/M challenge stories thrown in and even a collection of poetry. What I know about poetry is sad so I feel for the authors.

M/M Challenge Stories:

Stealing Life by T.A. Chase

Child’s Prey 1: Orange Moon by Anne Cain & Barbara Sheridan

Child’s Prey 2: Winter Song by Anne Cain & Barbara Sheridan 

Personal Demons by Jay Lygon

The Elegant Corpse by A.M. Riley *

*best book of the week 

Playing The Field: Tee’d Off by J.M. Snyder

Sutcliffe Cove by Ariel Tachna and Madeleine Urban 

A Fostered Love by Cameron Dane

Phoberia by H.B. Kurtzwilde


Surprisingly good poetry:

Gaytude by Albert Russo & Adam Donaldson Powell

Short Stories:

An Evening With The Rush Hour Hero by J.M. Snyder

Restraint by Teresa Noelle Roberts

Favor by Alex Draven


M/M Challenge Update!

16/40 stories read. I’ve actually read/reviewed 32 m/m romance stories since I signed up but only 16 were on my official “list” – which I still reserve the right to change. One or two on my current list may change and be filled in with a new story. 

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The M/M Romance Challenge

        The M/M Romance Challenge

Ok. The M/M challenge has been increased to 40 m/m books so at least I won’t complete the challenge in a few days. If I spread it out, this could take a few months. Each of these books I haven’t read yet (or just read this weekend). I’ll be posting reviews on each one, *pales* but here we go.

Using the M/M challenge guidelines and a bit of tweaking via others lists, here is my list. It’s subject to tweaking if anyone wants to throw out some great recommendations I missed as this is a first pass and I’m looking to read things that I normally wouldn’t. I left several spots open on the bottom that I do have books to fill in but was hoping for some ideas.

Special acknowledgements!

Thank you to 

  and the group over on The Phade for the new list.


Thank you to 

  because I looked at your reviews to pick books that I was stumped on.





Read an anthology.

1) Like Magnets We Attract Anthology edited by Jaye Valentine

Read a new release.
2) Rain on the Roof by Katrina Strauss

Read a new-to-you author.

3) La Playita by Gavin Atlas

Read the first book in a series.
4) Child’s Prey 1: Orange Moon by Anne Cain & Barbara Sheridan

Read a book outside your comfort level or from a genre you don’t normally read.

5) Comfort Me by Louis Flint Ceci

Read a book where the shapeshifter isn’t a werewolf.

6) Year of the Cat by Selah March

Read a gay magazine.
7) Icarus: Edition 1 

8) Historical – The Phoenix by Ruth Sims
9 ) Contemporary – Finn by Angel Martinez
10) Contemporary – Chasing Smoke by KA Mitchell
11) Paranormal – Rest of Our Lives by Dan Stone
12) Cowboys/Western – Homesteads and Horseradish by Kiernan Kelly
13) BDSM – Personal Demons by Jay Lygon
14) Men in Uniform – Hell Dogs Squadron 2: Angle of Attack by AM Moler
15) Yaoi – Snagged by Jet Mykles
16) Sports – Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy 
17) Sci-Fi – Hajiri’s Pet by Auburnimp & Michael Barnette 

At least one book by each author:

18) Tamara Allen – Whistling in the Dark
19) AM Riley – The Elegant Corpse
20) Rowan McBride – One Good Hand
21) Jessica Freely – Virgin
22) Jamie Scofield – Brushback
23) TA Chase – Stealing Life
24) James Buchanan – Hard Fall
25) Jordan Castillo Price – Among the Living
26) Elle Parker: Like Coffee and Doughnuts
27) Z.A. Maxfield – St. Nacho’s 2: Physical Therapy
28) Reno MacLeod and Jaye Valentine – Messiah I: The Three of Cups
29) Kevin Voglino – Times Square Kiss
30) Jet Mykles – Tech Support
31) Kirby Crow – Angels of the Deep
32) Caro Soles – Drag Queen in the Court of Death
33) G.S. Wiley – Troubles
34) Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
35) Isabelle Rowan– A Note in the Margin
36) Joely Skye – Monster
37) J.M. Snyder – War Torn
38) Without Sin by J. Tomas
39) Committed by Cassie Stevens
40) Phoberia by HB Kurtzwilde

The Official Challenge Review List!

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