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review 2017-07-01 14:47
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Demon Kissed (Demon Kissed #1) by H.M. Ward
Demon Kissed - H.M. Ward
In this book you have the age old tale of good versus evil - angels versus demons - demons versus hunters - which ever way you want to look at it. In this they are Martis who are good, and Valefor who are bad. But then throw in a twist or two and you have a really good story.

The character development for all of them is good but I do have to say that the main female just irritated me at the beginning. She does get better as the book goes on though. The plot and storyline has a good pace to it and enough action to suit most.

Recommended for YA/Paranormal fans.
* Verified Purchase ~ January 2013 *
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!


@hmward, #Young_Adult, #Paranormal, #Romance, #ArchiveReview, 4 out of 5 (very good)


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review 2016-10-06 00:00
The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir
The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir - Mic... The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir - Michael H. Ward
“Love and death. For a generation of gay men, love and death were inextricably intertwined. To love in the age of AIDS was to mourn”.


"HIV-positive“ is no longer a death sentence. Modern medicines allow many of the infected people to live a long and normal life.
It was different at the beginning of the epidemic, it was a terrible time, not only because the NUMBERS of deaths are so impressively terrifying, but mostly because how little we knew about the disease.

AIDS erased a whole generation of gay men. (By 1994, AIDS was the leading cause of death among Americans ages 25 to 44.) But all these human tragedies remain often just NUMBERS if we are not personally affected. We experienced so many misfortunes, and catastrophes in the world recently, why should we care about events that took place over 30 years ago. Yes, we should and have and need.

[b:The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir|31457872|The Sea Is Quiet Tonight A Memoir|Michael H. Ward|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1473728246s/31457872.jpg|52162558] is one of those books that makes NUMBERS to FACES.

[a:Michael H. Ward|15616910|Michael H. Ward|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1473713912p2/15616910.jpg] dedicated his debut novel to his partner Mark Halberstadt, who died back in the early eighties, when getting an AIDS diagnose was equal to a death penalty. Sure, there were treatments (most of them very painful for all participants), but before antiviral drugs came on the mark, all these treatments were just delaying the inevitable.

It is an autobiographical non-fictional book, that can be though read as a fictional book. The author did a great job in conveying the atmosphere of the 80s, the early days of the epidemic, but also giving insights in his private life at that time. [b:The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir|31457872|The Sea Is Quiet Tonight A Memoir|Michael H. Ward|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1473728246s/31457872.jpg|52162558] is about two men who met, fell in love, and stayed together up to an inescapable end, a story about a difficult relationship, with all of its ups and downs, before and during the plague.

It is a good written and very personal book about love, life and death.

I really enjoyed reading it, even if the word enjoy sounds out of place in this context.

Comparing to [b:Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir|52614|Borrowed Time An AIDS Memoir|Paul Monette|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1283824906s/52614.jpg|2596511] by [a:Paul Monette|29691|Paul Monette|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1238994206p2/29691.jpg] less painful - you won't be able to read it with dry eyes though - but very emotional, realistic, honest, heartbreaking, intimate and... yes, also brutally beautiful.

**Copy provided by Querelle Independent via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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text 2016-09-22 01:27
Scandalous By H.M. Ward Free!
Scandalous (Volume 1) - H.M. Ward

I never thought I'd see Jack Gray again, so when I hear his voice behind me during a job interview, I nearly fall out of my seat. It's been years since I've seen him and heard that voice. Since then, Jack's become an artist for the wealthy, and I've become dirt poor.

If I don't get this job, I'm screwed. But, if I have to work near Jack I'll lose my mind. He's the one who got away, and there are no second chances when it comes to love.

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url 2016-01-22 20:49
FREE Romance at Amazon
Collide - H.M. Ward
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review 2015-11-02 11:55
The Arrangement 2
The Arrangement 2: The Ferro Family - H.M. Ward

Once again I was just getting into the story when it ended--rather abruptly, I think.


Well it's been a while since I read book 1 of this series so I was a little confused with how this book started. I remembered a few little bits but as to what was said that she needed to respond to straight away...I had no idea. THEREFORE I RECOMMEND YOU EITHER RE-READ THE FIRST ONE (which I didn't) OR READ THEM ONE AFTER ANOTHER (which I also won't be doing, lol).


I'm not too keen on this being a serial. This is something that should probably have been made into probably 4 or 5 longer books, not 20-odd smaller instalments because I'm refusing to pay the price of them all individually (unless they go to 99p, because I'm tight like that.)


I like it but I'm not in any hurry to carry it on.

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