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review 2017-06-11 09:33
Mein Leben in Zahlen oder wie Sam die Liebe erkannte :)
Experimentier Mit Mir: Taboo For You - Wolfgang Eulenberg,Anyta Sunday

Inhalt:
Sam ist total am Durchdrehen.
In drei Wochen wird er 30. Und was hat er mit seinen Zwanzigern angestellt? Ist ’ne ganz einfache Rechnung: nichts Aufregendes – abgesehen vielleicht davon, dass er seinen Sohn Jeremy großgezogen hat. Aber was soll’s, Sam hat noch drei Wochen. Vielleicht reicht die Zeit ja, seine 20er-Wunsch-Liste abzuarbeiten…

Luke ist total am Arsch.
Er hat sich vor seiner Familie geoutet und vor seinen Freunden. Da ist nur eine bestimmte Person, die noch nichts davon weiß: sein Nachbar Sam, der seit 7 Jahren neben ihm wohnt und der ganz nebenbei auch noch sein bester Freund ist. Ihm muss Luke endlich die Wahrheit sagen, aber er kann es… einfach… nicht…

Jeremy ist total am Ausflippen.
Er zählt die Tage bis zu seinem 15. Geburtstag, und er will eigentlich nur eins: soviel Zeit wie möglich mit der süßen Suzy verbringen. Aber dazu müssten ihn seine Eltern erstmal in Ruhe lassen – mit ihrer ständigen Panik vor ungewollten Schwangerschaften. Also warum nicht einfach so tun, als ob man schwul wäre?

Zwei Nachbarn. Ein Sohn. Und eine strahlende Zukunft vor ihnen… Naja, solange sie ein paar Dinge geregelt kriegen…(Quelle: amazon.de)

Meine Meinung:
Anyta Sunday erzählt die Geschichte von Lake, Sam und Jeremy mit viel Herz und Gefühl. 3 Männer/ Jungs, die ihren Weg suchen - jeder für sich und doch gemeinsam. 

Eine Geschichte über Zahlen: Noch 3 Wochen bis zum 30. Geburtstag von Sam, zum 15. Geburtstag von Jeremy, 7 Jahre mit Luke und die 20er Liste. Doch es sind nur Zahlen. Doch bis Sam dies begreift, hat Jeremy in seiner jugendlichen Weisheit, sein Leben auf den Kopf gestellt und Sam zum Nachdenken gebracht. Über sein Leben, über seinen Nachbarn und was die Zukunft bereit hält.

Taboo for you ist eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte. Die mit viel Liebe zu Detail, den richtigen Händchen für ihre Protagonisten und einem feinen Humor, die Geschichte der 3 Jungs zum Leben erweckt. Die einem als Leser an der Geschichte der Drei teilhaben lässt und die einem nach dem Happy End lechzen lässt. Ich habe bereits "Fels" geliebt, doch mit dieser Geschichte hat sich endgültig einen Platz in meinem büchersüchtigen Herzen gesichert.

Fazit: Eine Geschichte zum Verlieben, voller Gefühl und Liebe. Wer sich nicht in Sam und Luke verliebt, der sollte das Genre wechseln.

Source: schnuffelchensbuecher.blogspot.de/2017/06/anyta-sunday-experimentier-mit-mir.html
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review 2017-05-26 08:17
The Last Light of Day: A Gay Gothic Romance
The Last Light of Day: A Gay Gothic Romance - Rachel Kane

This is a 'new to me' author. It appears they have released 10 books since Dec 2016 which always makes me wonder if it is another writing collective. Anyway, regardless I'm here to review this book not the entire back catalogue. 

 

The cover of this book is deceiving, I thought this was an historical. Then when I first started reading I did wonder if maybe it was a paranormal and Cornell had actually gone back in time. What it is really is a contemporary about a family stuck in the past and clinging to its former glory by its finger tips. For some its about the money, for others it about the prestige and legacy. For our MC, Hayes, it's about protecting the land.

 

As the subtitle (which is a self-publishing marketing technique that I hate btw) tells us, this is styled on gothic novels of old and brings it up to date. The tone of it is moody, atmospheric, and creepy.

 

I liked that we got most of the story (in 1st person) from Cornell's pov, the outsider pulled by circumstances into the strange atmosphere of the house. However every so often we get a 1st person pov from Hayes, the broody son and heir of the house. These chapters are important in our sympathy for Hayes' situation, without them some readers may find Hayes a difficult character to like. 

 

There is a degree of suspension of disbelief required, the whole family seems stuck in another century with no internet/mobile phones etc.

 

I really enjoyed this book. It was fascinating watching the family reach breaking point as Hayes 30th birthday approached and terms of a will needed fulfilling. And honestly those chapters in Hayes pov quite often broke my heart, this man trapped in his upbringing, and tied up in his desire to protect his property, and fighting his true desires.

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review 2017-05-18 15:23
really great box set!
Sexy to Go Gay Romance - Jodi Payne,Leigh Ellwood,Eva LeFoy,Shiloh Saddler,Sam Thorne,Asta Idonea,Dale Cameron Lowry,Avery Duran,A.E. Wasp
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. I love, I mean, absolutely ADORE this box sets! You come across authors that you never heard of, read about people you need more of, and wile away the best part of a Saturday morning in pure bliss. 9 shorts, and I read 8 here, since I had previously read one, just last week. We have a little for everyone. Some paranormal, some Gods, some contemporary. Some sexier than others, some almost clean. Each of these authors are new to me, bar Lowry, whose box set I read last week. I can't say there is a single stand out, not for me. They are all really good, very well written with no spelling or editing errors I spotted. Each author now has a further book of theirs on my wish list. Since I can't point out ONE, 4 solid stars (certainly worth the £1.96/$2.54 Amazon have it at! May 8th, 2017) **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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text 2017-05-11 15:39
REVIEW BY DEBBIE - Sexy to Go Gay Romance #Anthology
Sexy to Go Gay Romance - Jodi Payne,Leigh Ellwood,Eva LeFoy,Shiloh Saddler,Sam Thorne,Asta Idonea,Dale Cameron Lowry,Avery Duran,A.E. Wasp

Sexy to Go Gay Romance features nine scorching hot MM romances to make your blood sing. Whether finding love at a Jewish singles dance or while crossing the River Styx, these men remind us that love is always worth fighting for, no matter what the cost. Meet a handyman who’s an ace with his tools, a king who kindles the passion of a Greek god, and an architect who erects more than buildings. From the everyday to the fantastical, these stories explore male-male love in all its simmering intensity.

 

Matzo Ball by Avery Duran

When Jacob’s outgoing best friend talks him into attending a party for Jewish singles, neither man realizes that it’s not a gay event. Things go from bad to worse when Jacob’s friend doesn’t show up. The night turns around when Jacob befriends Ian, a sexy bartender. After a spectacular kiss good night, they go their separate ways. But Jacob can’t forget the chemistry he shared with Ian, and hungers for more. In a city the size of New York, will these men be able to find their way back to each other?

 

Styx & Stone by Leigh Ellwood

What's the afterlife really like? Charon the ferryman knows the River Styx like the back of his hand, and he enjoys giving newly departed Stone the full tour.

 

First Swallow of Spring by Asta Idonea

The first swallow of spring draws Seanán back to the fae circle each year, where he dances with the handsome fae lord, Iorweth. He knows the four rules he must follow if he wishes to be free to leave at the end of the night; however, Iorweth is growing ever more inventive in his attempts to trick Seanán into breaking them.

 

How Hercules Got His Bruise by Eva Lefoy

Hercules might have completed his 12 labors and become immortal, but he's still not out to himself. Until he meets Sisyphus, a man who turns him on in ways not even a goddess can compete with. When Zeus threatens to destroy their new bond, Hercules must again rise to the challenge, this time to protect his right to love a man.

 

Loggerhead by Dale Lowry

Soon after they fall in love, Jake makes Eric a promise inspired by an old track uniform. But demanding work schedules at Jake’s four-star restaurant and Eric’s newspaper keep them from following through. Six years later, they take the honeymoon they never had, heading to the Florida coast in search of sea turtles – and rekindling their passion for each other in the process.

 

Handyman by Jodi Payne

Danny is haunted by memories of his ex, Peter, who moved out six months ago. He recognizes just how bad off he is when he wakes up to a flood in his condo, a problem Peter would have adeptly handled. Danny can't find the insurance paperwork, he doesn't know who he should call first, and he's about ready to strangle his stoner neighbors. His day starts looking up, though, when the workmen arrive to deal with the water, replace his breaker box and demolish the soaked ceiling. Ken, a handyman, shows up to handle the drywall, but can Danny handle Ken?

 

Clipped Wings by Shiloh Saddler

When a male swan shifter is captured by a cruel master he develops feelings for another male slave. The master has plans for the shifter that go against every fiber of his being. Will the two men bow down to their station in life or take flight to keep their love alive?

 

Rebuilding the Future by Sam Thorne

Allen's peace has been seriously disturbed. As the shy architect takes on the task of extending the home he inherited from his late aunt, his life becomes a battle. The building work is going fine, but he can barely contain his one-way lust for sexy foreman Declan, who's a one-man generator of testosterone and mixed messages. As the build completion approaches, Allen's ready to do just about anything to keep Declan around a little longer...

 

Man in the Mirror by A.E. Wasp

A companion story to the Paper Hearts novel, Man in the Mirror is the first short in a new erotic series set in the world of the Veterans Affairs books.

Benny hasn't let Mikey see him naked in a week, will barely let Mikey touch him. Mikey's going to get to the bottom of the issue if it takes all night.

 

 

@debbiereadsbook, @DaleCLowry, #M_M, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/debbie/sexytogogayromanceanthology
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review 2017-05-11 02:59
ARC Review: To Touch You (Mates #4) by Cardeno C.
To Touch You: A Vampire Shifter Gay Romance (Mates Collection Book 4) - Cardeno C.

Dear Salvatore Rossi - you're a jerk. A stubborn, selfish, snobbish jerk.

Having said that, you redeemed yourself in the end but only by a hair.

Not much love,

Me

****

This is the fourth, and probably last book, in the Mates series, which I loved. LOVED.

Here we have Yoram Smith, great-nephew of Ethan Abbatt (of Until Forever Comes), who at 7 years old gets a whiff of one Salvatore Rossi, abovementioned jerk, and knows, just knows, he's found his one true mate.

Salvatore, or Sal as Yoram calls him, is a business man, visiting the town near the Miancarem pack to entice Miguel Rodriguez, mate of Ethan, to sell him some land. Miguel has no interest in doing so, and if it weren't for Yoram proclaiming Sal his friend, Miguel might have simply chased him out of town. Except Sal is sick, sicker than he knows, and when his illness becomes terminal, and Yoram finds out, he implores Miguel to save his friend Sal.

So Sal becomes a vampire, and promptly returns to his business, caring not one iota about Yoram.

At 14, Yoram visits Sal in Las Vegas and is told to go home. Go home. By his mate!!

Yeah... I didn't like Sal at all, though I could appreciate that a 30-odd year old man/vampire would be slightly freaked out that a 14 year old boy tells him he's his mate.

So Yoram goes home, suffers alone, but he doesn't give up. He experiences similar symptoms as Ethan had before meeting Miguel, and some pointed questions later, Sal begins to get blood deliveries. Because Yoram is a saint, and just because Sal is a jerkface doesn't mean that Yoram needs to let his mate suffer.

There's some crossover here with book three, In Your Eyes. If you've read that book, you'll remember Korban Keller, who's the Alpha's son, and heir apparent, but whose mate Samuel is the Alpha of the Yafenack pack, and you'll remember what happened there, and what leads to Miancarem needing a new Alpha.

Yoram again steps up to the plate, because he's a fucking saint! He loves his pack, he loves the other wolves, and he wants to do what's best for them. Except that doesn't leave him any time for traveling to Vegas every month to deliver blood.

And then Salvatore Rossi wonders for possibly the first time who might have been bringing him blood, and what might have caused the deliveries to stop, and he travels to Miancarem to investigate. Still super selfish, amirite?

Character flaws of a particular vampire notwithstanding, I loved this book just as much as I loved the other three, though In Your Eyes will likely always be my favorite of the four. A lot of my enjoyment was because of Yoram, who is a FUCKING saint, and also because of Toby, a wolf from Yoram's pack and his brother-in-law, who provides the snark and attitude and humor in this book. He took no crap at all from Sal, he wasn't afraid of the big, bad vampire, and he took zero prisoners when it came to telling Sal what a jerk he'd been all these many years. He had some fantastic zingers, and I giggled a lot when he was on page.

This being a book by Cardeno C., there are also some super hot sexy times (when they then finally happen, OMG), and knotting. Knotting, people, which just gives the sexy times that extra oomph. Mating bites. Bloodsucking while making love. Gah. There is always such emotion within the sexy times, and I think that's one of the author's special gifts.

I was a little bit bothered by the rather abrupt transition from "where's the blood, dammit" to "OMG, I Love You, You're my everything" that Sal goes through, considering that his character was a stupid, selfish, snobbish jerk for most of the book, but I chalked that off to the mating pull doing its thing, and him finally being near Yoram for long enough to actually allow himself to feel it. The jerk.

This is definitely a fitting end to the series, and I loved that the couples from the previous book made an appearance. Well, all but Samuel. It can be read as a standalone, but why would you? Why would you not read all the books in this fantastic series? Exactly.

I will read any shifter book this author writes, ever, and I can hardly wait to get my grabby hands on the next one, even if it'll be a different series. Maybe we'll get another Syphon book next? Sign me right up.

I'm a CC addict, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Just keep feeding my addiction, would ya, CC?


** I received a free copy of this book from its author. A positive review was not promised in return. **

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