Any Excuse by Acer Adamson
Monthly Archives: April 2009
LA HEAT by PA Brown
In-the-closet detective, David Eric Laine has kept his desires secret. Until he meets Christopher Bellamere, proud and openly gay. When a series of horrific torture/murders of gay men leads the police to Chris David is torn between his attraction for the most beautiful man he’s ever met and his fears that he’s a vicious killer.
New Rainbow Reviews up early today! So go check them out.. I have my usual spattering and it’s been a better week so that’s good. They include:
As for my favorites of the week they include the following. Angels of the Deep was a rare 5 star review for me and it was fabulous. Due to the inherent mystery I couldn’t tell much about it but I managed to find something to say. I highly recommend it.
Sorry for no other reviews this week. Been slammed in work and life and barely have time to finish “official” reviews let alone extra for my site! Wave over at Reviews by Jessewave asked me to complete a review for a dueling review with two other reviews. Suffice it to say I was worried. Be sure to check out their take on the book here.
Broken Boundaries by Evangeline Anderson
Chaz Brighton is the youngest recruit the Academy has ever seen. God-like reflexes and eyes like a hawk make him a natural gunner and he is assigned to fly a Needle, a sleek silver ship made with technology so advanced it’s still classified.
On his first day he meets Eric Ferron, the most dangerous man at the Academy. The ice blue eyes and scarred face of the older cadet aren’t enough to scare Chaz. Nor are the rumors that Ferron killed his last partner. But when he finds out that he and Ferron are going to be a team, his anxiety starts to mount.
Now in order to survive at the Academy, Chaz must submit to Ferron’s frighteningly erotic touch. If he doesn’t, his boundaries may get them both killed.
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New Rainbow Reviews are up this week! I had a bit of a low week as didn’t exactly like a lot of the stories I read this week.
Favorite of the week was definitely:
In other news I was asked by Wave over on Reviews by Jessewave to contribute dueling reviews on occasion. As I’m pretty busy reviewing as it is, all I could offer was an occasional contrasting (or agreeing) review so we’ll see how that goes.
Remember folks – it’s just my random opinion so you all can ignore it if you want .
M/M Challenge update!
22/40 done! I’ve read more than that clearly but my list is full of older books that don’t all go to review so as I get through them they’ll go on the list. Always up for tweaking it though too, if anyone has good suggestions.
Finding the Words by Terry O’Reilly
Ryan Phillips, a speech and language pathologist in the physical rehabilitation unit of a major university hospital, has recently ended a relationship due to his partner’s infidelity. He is called in to treat a patient who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury. In the course of his treatments he begins to have feelings for the man. But is he ready to be healed, and will the patient heal enough to be able to return the love that appears to be growing between them?
JCP was offering a free download of one her books and I wandered over since I’ve wanted to read some of her series anyway. For such a pretty site, it’s almost impossible to understand her backlist, which was disappointing. I don’t know why authors don’t make it crystal clear the order of their series but I assume the majority of people visiting already know the books. I don’t and am always frustrated trying to figure out where to start and how the series link together, especially with the short stories and freebies. But this isn’t a review of a website. So that aside, I eventually downloaded “Among the Living” from her main author site, which is much better than the actual Psycop site – avoid that newbies like me. I think this is the first book of the Psycop series. I’ve no clue how it links to the other series she writes so here we go.
*Edit to add : JCP has graciously clarified her series order over on her site. So easy even I can figure it out now. Thank you muchly!
Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price
Victor Bayne, the psychic half a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.
He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.
Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.
War Torn by JM Snyder
In a not too distant future, the island of Manhattan has been commandeered by rebels aided by terrorists who have set themselves against the U.S. government. The Brooklyn Bridge, now fallen into disuse, stands as a sort of "no-man’s land" between the island and the military that patrol the Hudson River. When the rebels bomb the Bridge, the nation is plunged into what might become a second Civil War.
Captain Jace Rickert is a grounded pilot whose Army lover, Second Lieutenant Tomas Tait, is sent on a routine reconnaissance mission. When Tait disappears and the military can’t stop the impending war to find one missing soldier, Rickert takes matters into his own hands.
Tangled Web by Terry O’Reilly
Fifty-eight year old reticent banker, Kevin Baker works out regularly hoping to spot the man he’s become infatuated with, hunky Jake Whittiker. Kevin and Jake both have secrets. Secrets capable of destroying even a remote chance at happiness for the two men as they attempt to escape the meaninglessness of one night stands and brief encounters. Passion and testosterone, lies and omissions, tangled webs brought about by deceit. Untangling the myriad threads and revealing the truth is their only chance, but what will it truly cost?
Jet Mykles’s Tech Support
Aaron is a whiz with computers but horrible with people. Painfully shy, it’s sometimes all he can do to communicate when he’s face to face with anyone. The fact that he has unusually red hair and gorgeous green eyes only makes it worse because people don’t want him to hide.
But then he’s called upon to troubleshoot a problem with the laptop of Yoshiki Fukui, a big shot executive with his company. Ki is brash, outgoing and painfully handsome and just being in his presence makes Aaron all jittery.
When Ki asks Aaron to help him set up a state-of-the-art entertainment system in his new house, Aaron can’t resist the lure. Little does he suspect that Ki’s got more than just technical help in mind.