A MelanieM Review: Lucky Town: A Badlands Novella (Badlands #1.5) by Morgan Brice

Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5   Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Myrtle Beach homicide detective Vic D’Amato, find that the only thing more frightening than murder might be navigating their first holiday season as a couple. A trip back to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with Vic’s large, exuberant family means dodging old… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Lucky Town: A Badlands Novella (Badlands #1.5) by Morgan Brice

A MelanieM Review: Velvet by Xavier Axelson

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 When an irresistible discovery unravels the forbidden secrets of a man’s heart, the very fabric of his existence is threatened. Virago is the royal tailor of a corrupt prince. Left to care for his blind brother, Virago devotes himself to his trade until an unexpected delivery changes his life,… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Velvet by Xavier Axelson

A MelanieM Review: Wallaçonia by David Pratt

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 High school senior Jim Wallace faces the approaching Christmas holidays with a mixture of hope and dread. To escape the pressure, he imagines the woods and marshes around his home to be an independent country, Wallaçonia, where he is accepted and recognized as the “upright and sterling” young man… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Wallaçonia by David Pratt

A MelanieM Review: Danced Close (Portland Heat #6) by Annabeth Albert

Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5   Portland, Oregon, is one of the hottest cities in America. Just ask all the hard-working men sweating it up behind the counters of the restaurants, boutiques, and cafés all over town … Newly clean and sober, Todd’s taken a shine to his job at Portland’s most talked about… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Danced Close (Portland Heat #6) by Annabeth Albert

A MelanieM Review: A Place to Call Their Own by Dean Pace-Frech

Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Frank Greerson and Gregory Young have been discharged from the Army and are headed to their childhood homes. They both defied their parents in 1861 when they joined the Army. After battling southern rebels and preserving the Union of the United States of America, the two men set out… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: A Place to Call Their Own by Dean Pace-Frech

A Very Special Charity Spotlight: A Intimate Look at Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton (guest post and giveaway)

Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton Published by Riptide Publishing Cover Artist:  L.C. Chase This title is part of the Love for the Holidays: A Charity Bundle Benefiting the GLBT National Help Center collection.  You can purchase it and learn more about the charity bundle here. Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is so happy to have  Marie… Continue reading A Very Special Charity Spotlight: A Intimate Look at Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton (guest post and giveaway)

A MelanieM Review: The Terms of Release (The Release Series #1) by B.A. Tortuga

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 They say a man can always come home. So after doing hard time, Sage Redding heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses. Adam (Win) Winchester is a county deputy and the cousin of one of the men killed in the… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: The Terms of Release (The Release Series #1) by B.A. Tortuga

A MelanieM Review: Coming Back (The Belladonna Arms #3) by John Inman

Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Barney Teegarden knows what it’s like to be alone. He knows what it’s like to have a romantic heart, yet no love in his life to unleash the romance on. With the help of a friend, he acquires a lease in a seedy apartment building perched high on a… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Coming Back (The Belladonna Arms #3) by John Inman

A MelanieM Review: Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards) by Rebecca Cohen

Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Andy Marshall moves to London looking for a fresh start after breaking up with his long-term boyfriend. To stave off boredom from his day job as an accountant and to meet new people, Andy joins a local amateur dramatics society called the Sarky Players based in Greenwich, South London. Despite… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards) by Rebecca Cohen