A MelanieM Review: Boy Next Door (Hot Off the Ice #5) by A. E. Wasp

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Hockey superstar Joey Luciano has always been good at being whatever people needed him to be. The fans want a good-looking fast-living party boy? Enter ‘the Looch,’ Joey’s carefully created public persona. But the cracks in his mask are starting to show, and he’s begun to lose touch with… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Boy Next Door (Hot Off the Ice #5) by A. E. Wasp

A MelanieM Review: He Dreams Magic by Emme C. Taylor

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Ren has always wanted to leave, to escape his quiet village life. He wakes up from gold-tinged dreams with his heart pounding and a yearning for something he can’t name, can’t hold. He longs to experience something magical just once in his life. Nico’s monsters don’t lurk under the… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: He Dreams Magic by Emme C. Taylor

A MelanieM Review:Breakaway (Scoring Chances #1) by Avon Gale

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty-year-old Lane Courtnall’s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team. He’s put his foot in his mouth a few times and alienated his teammates. Then,… Continue reading A MelanieM Review:Breakaway (Scoring Chances #1) by Avon Gale

A MelanieM Review: A Fall in Autumn by Michael G. Williams

Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 WELCOME TO THE LAST OF THE GREAT FLYING CITIES It’s 9172, YE (Year of the Empire), and the future has forgotten its past. Soaring miles over the Earth, Autumn, the sole surviving flying city, is filled to the brim with the manifold forms of humankind: from Human Plus “floor… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: A Fall in Autumn by Michael G. Williams

A MelanieM Review: Anthony, Earl of Crofton by Rebecca Cohen

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A tale set in Stuart England, where the king’s life depends on his most loyal of subjects. Anthony Redbourn, Earl of Crofton, delights in his reputation as a charming rogue. Life is never quiet at the court of King James I, especially with his good friend and secret lover,… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Anthony, Earl of Crofton by Rebecca Cohen

A MelanieM Review: Game Changer (Game Changers #1) by Rachel Reid

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 New York Admirals captain Scott Hunter takes his pregame rituals very seriously. In this case, it’s not just a lucky smoothie he’s craving—it’s the man who made it. Pro hockey star Scott Hunter knows a good thing when he sees it. So, when a smoothie made by juice bar… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Game Changer (Game Changers #1) by Rachel Reid

A MelanieM Review: This Is Not A Love Story by Suki Fleet

Rating: 5 stars out of 5   When fifteen-year-old Romeo’s mother leaves one day and doesn’t return, he finds himself homeless and trying to survive on the streets. Mute and terrified, his silence makes him vulnerable, and one night he is beaten by a gang of other kids, only to be rescued by a boy… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: This Is Not A Love Story by Suki Fleet

A MelanieM Review: Arctic Sun (Frozen Hearts #1) by Annabeth Albert

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5   Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model. He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Arctic Sun (Frozen Hearts #1) by Annabeth Albert

Andy Gallo on Lambda Rising, old gayborhoods, and his new release Better Be Sure (guest post)

Andy Gallo has a new contemporary MM romance out: Better Be Sure. The Edge of Extinction? Thank you, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for letting me come visit today. For those of us old enough to remember, there was a time when the gay ‘areas’ of major cities were predominately gay; Castro in San Francisco,… Continue reading Andy Gallo on Lambda Rising, old gayborhoods, and his new release Better Be Sure (guest post)

A MelanieM Release Day Review: Ithani (The Oberon Cycle #3) by J. Scott Coatsworth

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 The Oberon Cycle: Book Three Time is running out.  After saving the world twice, Xander, Jameson and friends plunge headlong into a new crisis. The ithani—the aliens who broke the world—have reawakened from their hundred millennia-long slumber. When Xander and Jameson disappear in a flash, an already fractured world… Continue reading A MelanieM Release Day Review: Ithani (The Oberon Cycle #3) by J. Scott Coatsworth