Review: Spice ‘n’ Solace (Galactic Alliance #1) by KC Burn

Rating: 4.5 stars Kaz Deinos knows what it feels to be an outsider, he’s been one all his life.  When his family cast him out at an early age due to his sexuality, he lived in the marginal sections of the space station making his living any way he could.  Now he is the owner… Continue reading Review: Spice ‘n’ Solace (Galactic Alliance #1) by KC Burn

Review: Second Chances (Cattle Valley #28) by Carol Lynne

Rating: 3 stars After a shotgun blast took off his arm, former Chicago police officer Robert “Oggie” Ogden moved to Cattle Valley to start life over again as a cattle rancher.  Then another opportunity came along, that of turning a portion of his ranch into a sanctuary for homeless and troubled GLBTQ youth.  With the help… Continue reading Review: Second Chances (Cattle Valley #28) by Carol Lynne

Review of Cherish (Faith, Love & Devotion #4) by Tere Michaels

Rating: 4.5 stars It has taken several years, 5 to be exact, for New York City Vice Detective Evan Cerelli, his four children, and former Homicide Detective Matt Haight to come together as a couple and as a family.  And for the most part they have made it without the emotional fireworks and mental turmoil that marked… Continue reading Review of Cherish (Faith, Love & Devotion #4) by Tere Michaels

Review: A Slice of Love (Taste of Love #4) by Andrew Grey

Rating: 4.5 stars Coming from a military family with a General for a father, Marcus Wilson was the only child who marched to a different drummer.  Not only is Marcus gay but instead of following his siblings into service, Marcus opened his own bakery, A Slice of Heaven.  Owning his own bakery is his dream… Continue reading Review: A Slice of Love (Taste of Love #4) by Andrew Grey

Thanksgiving is Over, a Leftover Turkey Recipe and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers have been divvied out to family and friends, and the thought of cooking at the moment leaves me a little numb. On top of everything, I ended up the next day in an emergency care after hours clinic for a fever, sore throat and massive ear aches. So yeah, there’s… Continue reading Thanksgiving is Over, a Leftover Turkey Recipe and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Review: The Legend of the Apache Kid by Sarah Black

Rating: 4.75 stars Dr. Raine Magrath is lazing about in a hotel hot tub when he sees young Apache Johnny Bravo and his grandfather by the side of the pool. Johnny is in town for his first film festival and to meet with a man about the independent film Johnny has made. When Johnny joins… Continue reading Review: The Legend of the Apache Kid by Sarah Black

When It Comes to Understanding People or Characters Is Music the Key? Thoughts on Novels and Playlists

When you are reading a story and the characters within are people you can relate to or commiserate with, do you ever stop to wonder why these fictional people seem so authentic?  How has the author made them so real to you that you cry over their pain and  or laugh in shared joy when… Continue reading When It Comes to Understanding People or Characters Is Music the Key? Thoughts on Novels and Playlists

Review: Infected Lesser Evils #6 by Andrea Speed

Rating: 4.75 stars “In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.” When Roan gets a call from the police about a shifted Infected at Club Damage, that there are injured people, and the cat… Continue reading Review: Infected Lesser Evils #6 by Andrea Speed

Review: The City War by Sam Starbuck

Rating: 4.25 stars Senator Marcus Brutus is finding it perilous times to be a Senator in Rome, especially one not lined up behind Caesar.  Caesar is making moves to get rid of the Republic and crown himself Emperor of Rome and that is something Marcus Brutus just  cannot abide.  Brutus has devoted his life as… Continue reading Review: The City War by Sam Starbuck

Guest Post by Sam Starbuck and Contest for The City War Blog Tour

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Sam Starbuck here to blog about his latest book, The City War, published by Riptide Publishing: Hello everyone! I’m pleased to be hosted by Scattered Thoughts today as part of a blog tour for  The City War, my first novella to be released with Riptide Press.… Continue reading Guest Post by Sam Starbuck and Contest for The City War Blog Tour