The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto Gonzalez

Title: The Mariposa Club
Author: Rigoberto Gonzalez
Publisher: Lethe Press
Length: Novel /250 pages
Buy the book: Paperback, Ebook
Rating: 3.5 stars

Mariposa Club is a decent coming of age story that has engaging characters and a youthful appeal. The situations and especially the cast are all exaggerations. They’re extreme depictions of tropes and themes surrounding gay teens. There is the flaming overweight queen, the fierce cross dresser, token white boy with a big dick, and the very sensitive, thoughtful Mexican narrator. None of the characters particularly grow or mature over the course of the story even though the plot is heavily character driven. Instead the story is more an anthem for young gay teens of any type, involving characters and situations that they can emphasize and sympathize with.

The whole review is available at Three Dollar Bill Reviews HERE or on Goodreads HERE!

Dudleytown by L.B. Gregg

DudleytownDudleytown by L.B. Gregg

College sophomore Alexander Strauss has one rule: no messing around with straight guys. Especially not his mouthwatering roommate, Shannon. When their ride share drives off the side of a mountain, the two young men find themselves deep in an uninhabited forest searching for their missing friend. Wandering the famously cursed grounds of Dudleytown, Alex figures something truly unholy must be at play, because only insanity could tempt him to break his cardinal rule.

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

dont be the guy who gets killed!

A Lieutenant’s Love by Red Haircrow

Title: A Lieutenant’s Love
Author: Red Haircrow
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: Novella / 35 pgs
Buy the book: Publisher
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Lieutenant Jarryd Alyt has given blood and soul in service to the Duke, yet suffering the loss of a beloved companion drives him near the brink of despair. Disillusioned though still loyal, when new recruit Arin arrives, Jarryd is struck […]

The Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott

The Christmas ThrowawayThe Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott

Christmas is a time for giving – what do you do when no one gives a damn? For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go. Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.

Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

more tinsel coated dicks…

Sagittarius Blues by Katrina Strauss

Sagittarius BluesSagittarius Blues by Katrina Strauss

With a birthday near Christmas, Ryan Foster’s learned to compromise. He loves a straight friend who won’t reciprocate his feelings, and holds a boring job to afford college. At the end of the week, he vents his frustrations through his webcast, "Alone Time with Ryan.” He’s careful not to name names — particularly since each webisode ends with a mock masturbation session.

Greg Beaumont seeks a fresh start in a new home, but wasn’t counting on the holidays being lonely. When gorgeous, young Ryan shows up on Greg’s doorstep, it’s a warm ray of light on a cold winter’s day. Greg’s attracted, and tempted, but as youth director at the local recreation center, he must conduct his private life carefully. Seducing a college student seven years his junior isn’t the wisest choice, no matter how hot Greg’s fantasies are growing by the day — or night.

When Ryan’s ode to December birthdays goes viral, his show becomes an overnight sensation, but with exposure comes consequence, and Ryan’s Sagittarian wits won’t get him out of this one. When he turns to Greg in a moment of need, both men must face the consequence of their passion, making for one steamy winter.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

doesnt every young dick yearn to be lectured and scolded?

A Midwinter Prince by Harper Fox

A Midwinter PrinceA Midwinter Prince by Harper Fox

Laurie Fitzroy is one of London’s privileged young. The son of wealthy baronet Sir William, he has everything – the house in Mayfair, the chauffeur-driven limo, a career mapped out for him in politics once he gets his degree.

If he ever does. Because Laurie is adrift. A brilliant untaught actor, all his talents lie in theatre, and Sir William won’t tolerate the idea of a stage career for his son. Laurie is home for Christmas and some serious extra tuition, having failed one exam too many. He’s bored, lonely and lost. Then, one freezing London midnight, he stops to talk to a homeless boy called Sasha, and a new world opens up to him. Sasha is a Romanian immigrant, hanging by a thread to his marginal existence on the streets. Despite their wildly different worlds, the two young men form a bond. Laurie offers Sasha shelter, and Sasha, in his turn, shows Laurie a path to adulthood and freedom.

But Sir William is brutal and dangerous, and Sasha’s mysterious Romanian past is casting lethal shadows. The battle for freedom seems a hopeless one. Friendship has turned to first love, though – too precious for Sasha and Laurie to let go. Eastern European gangsters and Sir William’s wrath are just a couple of the hazards they will have to face in their fight for a future together.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

not even angsty cock can save it…