An Angel for Christmas by Lily Grace

Title and Link: An Angel for Christmas
Author: Lily Grace
Publisher URL: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella
Rating: 4 out of 5

A guest review by Kassa

Summary Review: Although most people are burnt out on holiday stories, keep this one in mind.

The entire review is available on Jessewave’s site HERE or on Goodreads HERE!

Pretty Pleasures by J. Rocci

Pretty Pleasures (Youthful Gods, #1)Pretty Pleasures by J. Rocci

Blurb:
Greg Barton has worked at the renaissance faire for years, but it’s Greg’s last season so he’s determined to live it up. Lucky for Greg, Boone, the hot traveling armorer, remembers Greg from previous years and returns his interest. The two reconnect and Greg finds himself tumbling into Boone’s bed, dangerously close to losing his heart.

Only, there’s something not quite right with Boone. From the way Greg kept dreaming about Boone in the off-season to Boone’s overprotective friends, Greg’s light-hearted romance quickly gets heavy. When Greg wakes up to an unexpected sight beside him, his entire world is up-ended. Magic is real and his new lover has more secrets than Greg ever imagined. But Greg has a few secrets of his own, and he has to decide if he wants to be a part of Boone’s world. If Greg has a touch of magic himself… Well, that world just got a whole lot more complicated and dangerous for both of them.

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

if you’ve ever wanted to fuck a tree…

The Far Away Years by L.F. Blake

The Far Away YearsThe Far Away Years by L.F. Blake

Blurb:
Danny and Jeff have never had an easy relationship. Danny admits early on that he wants Jeff, maybe even loves him, but all Jeff wants is a normal life, at least as normal as a rock star can have. Over the years, the two of them will come together and drift apart, as Danny spirals deeper into depression over what he feels is an unrequited love. Jeff has his ownreasons for pushing Danny away, but when he finally decides to take life by the horns and find Danny again, it might be too late. Can Jeff and Danny find a wayto put their past behind them, and build a future as bright as the prospects of their new band?

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

so much angst the dicks drown

Hardass City by Kiernan Kelly

Hardass CityHardass City by Kiernan Kelly

Blurb:
Dare Vengeance is tall, gorgeous, rugged, and dangerous. Unfortunately, he’s also not real – he’s only a character Brad plays in a virtual reality game called “Hardass City.” He has no idea that the creators of the game stole the idea from another player until he meets Jeff, who plays Spike Hammer in the game.

When Jeff — who looks a lot like his smoking hot character — enlists Brad’s help in finding the proof Jeff needs to reclaim his property, Brad finds out that when the stakes are high, it’s not a game anymore.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

far fetched but fun for gamers

Kindred Hearts by G.S. Wiley


Kindred HeartsKindred Hearts by G.S. Wiley

Blurb:
Crippled by a devastating stammer, Alfie would prefer to hide himself away in the audience of London’s theaters. But as the perfect Georgian gentleman, it’s his responsibility to find a husband for his ward Eleanor. The pain of having to converse with strangers is lessened by the appearance of the kind-hearted Lord George Caldwell and his cousin Lieutenant Markham, who is far more interesting than any character Alfie has seen on stage, and far more intriguing than any man he’s ever met in person.

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

different….

Above the Dungeon by S.M. Johnson


Above the Dungeon Above the Dungeon by S.M. Johnson

Blurb:
With the ink barely dry on his Ivy League diploma, Dare is expected join the family business, marry his high school sweetheart, and commit to life in conservative suburbia. But in a moment of panic he runs away to NYC, where his cousin gets him a bartending job at a club above the legendary Master Roman’s dungeon. When Roman takes an interest in Dare, he’s not sure if he should run like hell, or follow his submissive heart.

As he draws Dare into the world of BDSM, Roman has to contend with the feelings and insecurities of his primary partner, Jeff, who has a habit of falling in love with others. But this time it’s Roman’s turn, and Jeff’s not sure their relationship can survive the inclusion of a new guy.

Alternately told from points of view of Dare and Jeff, Above the Dungeon is a series of highly erotic BDSM scenes tied together with tight plot and intense relationship dynamics

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

when you just can’t get enough dick…

The Christmas Visit by Marshall Thornton

The Christmas VisitThe Christmas Visit by Marshall Thornton

Blurb:
After his mother’s death, a Chicago advertising executive in his early thirties returns to his tiny upstate New York hometown to spend the Christmas holiday with his recently widowed father. While struggling to get along with his prickly father, he finds himself becoming involved with the teenage crush he’s never forgotten, now a closeted sheriff’s deputy. The relationship still has the same old fire, but it complicated by the old crush being married. Suddenly, everything takes a backseat solving the mystery at the center of the deputy’s marriage. Will a Christmas visit bring happiness to anyone, or will it end in misery?

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

what is with no name characters?

Above the Dungeon by S.M. Johnson


Above the Dungeon Above the Dungeon by S.M. Johnson

Blurb:
With the ink barely dry on his Ivy League diploma, Dare is expected join the family business, marry his high school sweetheart, and commit to life in conservative suburbia. But in a moment of panic he runs away to NYC, where his cousin gets him a bartending job at a club above the legendary Master Roman’s dungeon. When Roman takes an interest in Dare, he’s not sure if he should run like hell, or follow his submissive heart.

As he draws Dare into the world of BDSM, Roman has to contend with the feelings and insecurities of his primary partner, Jeff, who has a habit of falling in love with others. But this time it’s Roman’s turn, and Jeff’s not sure their relationship can survive the inclusion of a new guy.

Alternately told from points of view of Dare and Jeff, Above the Dungeon is a series of highly erotic BDSM scenes tied together with tight plot and intense relationship dynamics.

not sure I’d agree on the tight plot comment…

Go Fish by H.T. Murray


Go Fish Go Fish by H.T. Murray

Blurb:
Ian and Cal have known each other since they were kids. When Cal offers to let Ian move in with him, Ian doesn’t even let the fact that Cal is gay factor in. It’s supposed to be a joke when Ian brings home a fish bowl with no fish, but when Cal buys fish and comes into Ian’s room to check on them, Ian starts seeing more of Cal than he’d counted on, and liking what he sees. There’s really only one logical way for Ian to sort out his feelings for Cal. Buy more fish.

Soon, he’s a regular hobbyist with an excuse to get Cal in his bedroom several times a day. He has no idea what to do once they’re there. Throw in Marcy- the adorable pet store geek who keeps him plied with bait- a bad chili dog, a game of strip Go Fish, and a raging case of food poisoning, and Ian’s about to lose his gay virginity the way only he could… ass backward.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

[Why are there heart shaped cuffs? Now I guess they’re cute but there is no bdsm or cuffs used in this story. The goldfish is enough since it revolves around fish. Other than that, a surprisingly decent cover from TQ!]

Like ‘bottom’s up’ was poetry.

Chasing Tail by Lorne Rodman

Chasing Tail Chasing Tail by Lorne Rodman

Blurb:
Tony is an information gatherer, a low-level demon who likes his job and his perks on the earthly plane, thank you. He doesn’t need human demon-hunters like Salter hanging around and making trouble, no matter how attractive they are. Or how capable. Or hot, with their leather and gun-toting ways.

Salter needs Tony’s help, though, to find a demon even an experienced hunter can’t take on alone. Both Tony and Salter are used to working solo, but they’ll have to become a team to take on a demon like the Tail and his cronies. Can Salter convince Tony that it’s worth his while to play along?

germophobic demon meets sexy hunter… cute premise..