New Reviews

This must have been my week for non-fiction! Check all these books out (and one in mystery!)

Trigger pointTrigger Point Therapy Made Simple by Richard Finn – 5 Sparklers

PranyamaEssential Pranyama by Jerry Givens – 5 Sparklers

chinese herbalChinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners by Carrie Chauhan – 5 sparklers

runesThe Beginner’s Guide to Runes by Josh Simonds – 5 Sparklers

college cookbookThe Everything College Cookbook, 2nd edition by Emma Lunsford – 5 sparklers

celiac diet planThe Celiac Disease Diet Plan by Jamie Feit – 4 Sparklers

The Mediterranean Diet for Two Cookbook by Anne Danahy – 4 Sparklers

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters by Jera Brandvig – 4 sparklers (review by Teresa)

gaslight mysteryDeception by Gaslight by Kate Belli – historical cozy mystery – 4 sparklers

New reviews

I’ve been reading a lot… but not posting as much as I should. So… here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

“One Last Spell” by Raven Snow – under “Mysteries” – cute paranormal novella

“Merry and Bright” by Jill Shalvis under “Holiday” – three short, hot romances for Christmas

“Above and Beyond” by Andrew Grey – LGBTQ contemporary romance

“Twenty”  by Debra Engle under “Fiction” – Note: this is a book about suicide. It’s a good book, but be forewarned.

 

New reviews

There are new reviews in LGBTQ – adult, Non-Fiction, Mysteries

Under LGBTQ-ADULT – we have the cozy mystery “Murder Most Deserving” (warning: hot and heavy sex with a really good murder mystery) as well as “Above and Beyond” (Romantic-suspense).

Under Non-fiction: Celiac Disease Diet Plan – a good little book for those facing celiac issues

Under Mystery: “Vendetta in Death” from J.D. Robb – a futuristic thriller.

Enjoy! I know I did!

Guest Author: Gabbi Grey

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My Past, Your Future
By Gabbi Grey

 

 

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About My Past, Your Future:

Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.

 
A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.
 
But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living?

Genre: M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance

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Excerpt My Past, Your Future:

“I’m not sure I have many answers.” And Elijah wasn’t. He’d figured a few things out over the years, but much of it was contradictory and nonsensical. Still, he relaxed a little, no longer on edge.

“Well, let’s start with you being able to touch people and them able to touch you.” As if experimentally, he placed his hand on Elijah’s. “You’re cold. Are you always cold, or is it the weather?”

Elijah cleared his throat. This was the first human touch he’d had in years, and it affected him more than he’d ever imagined. Not that he’d spent a lot of time wondering because he’d assumed it’d never happen. Should he have tried earlier, or was it, as he suspected, only this man?

Please don’t let go of my hand.

Cautiously, he curled his fingers, holding on tighter.

Callum reciprocated.

“As for temperature. I don’t understand. I don’t feel cold now, and I don’t feel hot in the summer. And summers around here can be brutal, despite how far north we are.”

Callum nodded. “Edinburgh, where I’m from, can get warm in the summer. But we’re closer to the northern point of the country, so it’s temperate as opposed to oppressive.”

His thumb caressed the juncture where Elijah’s thumb met his finger, and little zings shot through him. Like the sound he associated with the electric lights when they turned on at dusk. Of course, the whole concept of electricity was beyond him.

About the Author:

I live surrounded by trees, raccoons, deer, and other woodland creatures, on a mountain in beautiful British Columbia where my fur baby chin poo keeps me safe from nasty bears.
Working for the government by day, I spend my nights writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances…and while I firmly believe in happy endings, I also believe in making my characters suffer before finding their true love.

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Australia Burns

AustraliaBurnsVolumeTwo_w14620_pp-300x430Rochester, New York – February 7, 2020 – Local publisher, The Wild Rose Press, Inc. in conjunction with some of their authors have published a three-book anthology to support the ongoing battle of the Australian wildfires as well as the recovery efforts.  All proceeds from the sale of the books will go to Recovery and Relief efforts in Australia.

Rhonda Penders, President and Editor-in-Chief said, “The project began only a couple weeks ago. We have several authors in Australia, and one in particular, Stephen B. King (not THAT Stephen King), asked if he and a few others could donate stories and have all royalties go to help in the efforts to aid victims of the Australia wildfires.”  Within days, editors, artists, and production staff along with 48 authors had signed on to make the project happen.  “Everyone came together and set their other projects aside for a week and focused completely on this. Everyone worked around the clock to get this done. It truly was a team effort.”

The books are printed locally at Book1One, located on Driving Park Avenue

https://www.book1one.com/.

“They’ve been our printer since the company opened 14 years ago and we have a great relationship with them.  Their print books are of the highest quality and they are great to work with.  When they heard about our project, they donated some of their services to help in this effort as well,” Pender said.

The print books, there are 3, are up for sale on The Wild Rose Press website.

https://www.thewildrosepress.com/product-category/writers-shop-cat/special-release-paperbacks

While the book is available in print from Amazon (as well as in ebook format), Penders would prefer customers go direct to their site to purchase the print book.  “That way the profits can go direct to the cause and not be shared with outside distributors.”

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=books+Australia+burns&ref=nb_sb_noss

The Wild Rose Press, Inc. has been in business for 14 years.  Their catalog of over 3500 titles focuses mainly on adult fiction, but they also work with Young Adult Fiction on a limited basis.  They publish authors around the world and have earned the distinction of “Publisher of the Year” for over 12 years,  most recently for 2019.

 

New Reviews

Check out the four sparkler reviews for these two books:

HER ONE AND ONLY HERO by Sharon Hartley under “Romance” – romance, suspense, intrigue, kidnapping, and more with an ending that satisfies.

PRODIGAL by T.A. Moore under “LGBTQ+ for Adults” – a gay romance that’s a little grittier than your sweet ones, but a good story overall.