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4 Star Review for THe Mystery of the Black Widow ~ A Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella #MM #Romance @MySecretQuill

CoverTitle: The Mystery of the Black Widow ~ A Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella
Author Name & Publisher: Lady T.L. Jennings (My Secret Quill)
Publication Date & Length: February 28, 2016 – 102 pgs

Synopsis

“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Cedric Davidson, a young solicitor from London, does not believe in neither ghosts nor ghouls and goblins. However, both his strong conviction and moral principles are to be severely tested when he is sent to Lydford Hall to sort out the legal documents after the owner’s sudden mysterious death.

Lydford Hall is an estate located in the middle of the most desolate part of Dartmoor and it is said to be haunted by the Black Widow. There he meets Christopher Morgan, the gamekeeper, whom he is instantly and dangerously attracted to.

And suddenly nothing is what it seems to be…

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FourStars

This is a lovely little tale, Gothic Romance gay style. A mysterious ghost, a charming groundskeeper, and a stranger from the city. I found it a bit amateurish in the storytelling–more told than shown, surprising for an author with so much experience. But it’s a minor quibble. I got suitably drawn in. It was approrpiate for the era–I kept looking for anachronisms and didn’t find any. This is where Jennings’ talent shows.
Cedric Davidson and Christopher Morgan are both likable and aptly named. The estate was sufficiently ominous and wild. And the sex–to die for. I’m split between a three for the story and a five for the love between men.
A great story for a dark and stormy night.
Four stars
– C. E. Case

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Pre-Release Reviews: 5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles #MM #Historical @KJ_Charles

CoverTitle: A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3)
Author Name & Publisher: K.J. Charles (Loveswept)
Publication Date & Length: April 5, 2016 – 246 pgs

Synopsis

Power, privilege, and the rigid rules of class leave two hearts yearning for connection in the sizzling new Society of Gentlemen novel from K. J. Charles.
 
Among his eccentric though strictly principled group of friends, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everyone depends for advice, moral rectitude, and discreet assistance. Yet when Richard has a problem, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unparalleled genius—and the object of Richard’s deepest desires. If there is one rule a gentleman must follow, it is never to dally with servants. But when David is close enough to touch, the rules of class collide with the basest sort of animal instinct: overpowering lust.

For David Cyprian, burglary and blackmail are as much in a day’s work as bootblacking—anything for the man he’s devoted to. But the one thing he wants for himself is the one thing Richard refuses to give: his heart. With the tension between them growing to be unbearable, David’s seemingly incorruptible master has left him no choice. Putting his finely honed skills of seduction and manipulation to good use, he will convince Richard to forget all about his well-meaning objections and give in to sweet, sinful temptation.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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FiveStars

What do you get when you take M/M historical romance, add in a scoop of pining and a dollop of nefarious plotting? A Gentleman’s Position.

Let’s start off with Richard and David’s relationship. As Richard’s valet, David’s job is to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Not only is he good, he’s exceptional, putting in 110%.

Unfortunately, that last 10% comes from the fact that he’s in love with his master. Lord Richard Vane wants David desperately, but doesn’t think it’s right, since David wouldn’t be in a position to refuse. The unresolved romantic (and sexual) tension was strong in this book, in all the right ways. Pining is quite possibly my favourite thing in a book, which probably says something about me. There’s something about watching two characters want each other so badly but refuse to act on it, for whatever reason, that really makes my heart clench, and it makes the final get-together that much sweeter. This was absolutely no exception. It was beautiful. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say you definitely won’t be disappointed.

*I’ll preface all of my next comments by saying I didn’t know until I was about ¾ of the way through that this was part of a series. I’ve subsequently bought both the first and second book, along with the short story.*

In addition to having really great main characters in Richard and David, A Gentleman’s Position also had amazing supporting characters, including a gay trans man and a gay black man. Honestly each and every character was so fleshed out and so real. They all had motives, they all had relationships. And granted this was because they were all part of a bigger series, but even in the context of this one book, they weren’t just side characters.

The one thing that I would have to say is that it starts out a bit slowly. And again, the fact that I hadn’t read the first two books in the series probably had something to do with this. Connections were already there that I didn’t know about, so it took a bit to piece everything together. It’s not impossible, but I would absolutely recommend reading the others in the series before A Gentleman’s Position.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book. It was well written, it kept me engaged all the way throughout, and it was so good that I one-clicked the others in the series without even looking at the blurb. I can safely say that this is one author that I will be reading more of in the future. If you love Regency era romance and books that really tug on your heart, this is definitely one to check out.

Alyson

FourStars

This is the 3rd novel I have read in the Society of Gentlemen stories.
When you read a Historical Romance, there are expectations; angst, forbidden passion, and a character that can’t make up their mind.
I was intrigued with the story that began in the first book, however I was slightly disappointed with the way Richard often behaved. l found myself skimming pages at times because his attitude was just too pompous. I did adore David and remained captivated when he was featured.
I do enjoy KJ Charles’ writing and would read more by this author.
Kimberly

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TWO 5 Star Reviews for A Spartan Love (Spartan Love #1) by Kayla Jameth #MM #Historical @KaylaJameth

CoverTitle: A Spartan Love (Spartan Love #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Kayla Jameth (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 8, 2014 – 210 pgs

Synopsis

Alone, Andreas toils on a remote farmstead for a Spartan overlord. When a kryptes enters his world, Andreas fears for his life. The dread warriors stalk and kill helots—like Andreas’ father—as part of their training.

Andreas sees only one way to save himself: he must tame the fearsome warrior.

But what began as self-preservation develops into attraction. Yearning for the company of someone other than his ferret Ictis, Andreas decides to trust the Spartan warrior and risk the fate that claimed his father.

Born to rule by the sword, Theron sees the world as his and acts accordingly, taking everything Andreas offers and reaching for more. However, love between men in Sparta is considered shameful and requires either exile or suicide to redeem Sparta’s honor. Now, only the gods can save them from the terrible price Sparta extracts from men who desire other men.

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FiveStars

I have to be honest and say I really loved the way this author wrote this time period and these two men together! I was grabbed from the start of this book and could not put it down.

You really can not help feeling so bad for Andreas character being so alone like he is. He is also so strong and caring which made me love his characters too! I was so nervous for him when Theron starts coming around and what his intentions were towards Andreas.

I loved the way this author wrote these characters and this story! She had you feeling everything that Andreas and Theron went through while you were reading this book and also had you rooting for these men to find happiness in a time where two men together was a huge no no and they could be killed if found out.

So i will leave this review with… I loved this book and would recommend it!

Kara

FiveStars

This is the first book I’ve read by Kayla Jameth, and I’m really impressed. This is a touching story of compassion, bravery, self-discovery and love.

It’s clear that a lot of research went into capturing the time period and mythology for this book. I found the story immediately engaging. The introspection and attention the detail really brings Andreas’ lonely world to life for me.

The sex scenes are well written and hot. And I like that this is a strong story that has good sex scenes where appropriate.

I’ll keep following this series for sure, and I’m excited to find out what’s coming up next for Andreas and Theron.

Amanda

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New Release: Rebirth (The Eternal Dungeon Volume One) by Dusk Peterson #AlternativeUniverse #Historical @DuskPeterson

rebirth6x9Title: Rebirth (The Eternal Dungeon Volume One)
Author Name & Publisher: Dusk Peterson (Love in Dark Settings Press)
Publication Date: February 22, 2016

Synopsis

“‘This prisoner deserves special treatment.’ The hooded man looked over at the young man again.”

Elsdon Taylor, a prisoner accused of committing a terrible murder. Layle Smith, a torturer with a terrible past. Their meeting in the Eternal Dungeon appears certain to bring out the worst in both men.

Yet neither man is quite what he appears. As the prisoner and his torturer begin to be drawn toward each other, the ripple effects of their meeting will have a powerful impact on other inhabitants of the Eternal Dungeon: Layle’s faithful guard, struggling to contain his doubts. A younger guard determined to take any shortcuts necessary to ensure that his life follows the path he has already chosen. An old love from Layle’s past, still sorrowing. And most of all, a prisoner who has not yet arrived at the Eternal Dungeon, but whose fate will depend on how Layle handles Elsdon Taylor . . . and on how Elsdon handles Layle Smith.

A winner of the 2011 Rainbow Awards (within the “The Eternal Dungeon” omnibus), this tale of love and adventure can be read on its own or as the first volume in The Eternal Dungeon, a speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.

The Eternal Dungeon series is part of Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of alternate history series (Waterman, Life Prison, Commando, Michael’s House, The Eternal Dungeon, and Dark Light) about adults and youths on the margins of society, and the people who love them. Set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the Old World in ancient times. As a result, the New World retains certain classical and medieval customs.

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“Do you have any questions?” the Seeker asked. “About the routine of the dungeon? The times you will be fed? The questions you will be asked? The instruments of torture I use?”

The faintness went beyond Elsdon’s voice this time and entered his body. He could feel the sweat upon his skin; he wondered whether he had turned white. He blurted out, “What if I’m innocent?”

The Seeker’s gaze did not waver. “If you are innocent, then I trust that our time together will be short. I would far rather find a prisoner innocent than guilty; too many prisoners are sent to us, and the quicker that we can release them from here, the better. If your release is to the lighted world rather than to the executioner, it is likely to come more quickly. But we are commissioned by the Queen to ascertain the truth of accusations of death-sentence crimes, and we are committed to fulfill that commission. Please don’t waste my time with false pleas of innocence, Mr. Taylor. It will only make our time together more difficult.”

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5 Star Review for The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue #M/M #Historical @Vickysuewrites

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Title: The Innocent Auction
Author: Victoria Sue
Publication Date & Length: December 28th 2015- 200 pages

Synopsis

London 1810.

Their love was a death sentence.

Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had deep pockets to pay for it.

He just hadn’t expected to be directly involved in any of it.

It started with a plea for help and ended with forbidden love, the love between a Viscount and a stable-boy. An impossible love and a guarantee of the hangman’s noose.

Will Deacon fight for Tom? Will he risk the death sentence and take that fight from the stately halls of his English mansion to the horrors of Newgate Prison and the slums of London?

Or will he realize that if he doesn’t, death will be a welcome end to the loneliness of the sentence he is already living?

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FiveStars

To start of this review I have to say I thought this author did a amazing job with the time period in this book!

Deacon ends up at a auction trying to help his brother when he sees Tom and knows he must save him. This book has forbidden love between these two men with the time period they are in if their relationship is found out could be a death sentence for both of them.

There is angst in this book along with steam and some sweet parts too. I really thought the author did a amazing job with this story and these characters. I was grabbed from the start and could not put this down until the end. There were so many on the edge of your seat moments and I also really loved these two MC’s together. I do not want to give away any spoilers so I will leave this review with… I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it!

Kara

Excerpt

Tom was stunning in the candlelight. The servant’s clothes he wore were a hundred times softer than the rough shirt he had taken off him in the stables. Tom’s skin was just as soft, though, the muscles just as firm, and the reaction to Deacon’s touch just as thrilling.
He heard the small moan from Tom’s lips as he pulled the shirt from his trousers, his fingers touching the skin on his abdomen. Tom lifted his arms above his head in silent invitation, and Deacon’s cock swelled in eagerness. Tom let his arms fall as the shirt was thrown aside, and Deacon hurriedly unbuttoned his trousers, as Tom’s fingers went to work on Deacon’s.
Neither of them said a word. It wasn’t just fear that they would be heard, but more an affirmation that while ever they didn’t speak, they were equals, lovers. The sensation of Tom’s teeth as he grazed his collarbone was perfect. Something to be celebrated, not reviled. Surely something that made him feel so complete could never be a sin? For in that one moment, Deacon didn’t have to pretend anymore and he was content.
In moments, Tom had him undressed. “Stay still.”
Deacon groaned as the order went straight to his cock.
Tom’s calloused fingers swept over his shoulders and down his chest. Tom’s nails dug in around his nipples, and Deacon swayed towards him with every pull as if there were invisible strings attached. Tom bent his head, his warm lips drugging Deacon’s movements till they stilled. How could his skin vibrate as if alive, yet his body remain immovable as if cast in stone?
When Tom knelt in front of him, Deacon gasped. “You—” can’t? That was ridiculous, and Deacon bit the words off before they were uttered. His breaths came out in hurried gasps when Tom looked up, blue eyes on fire almost as they smoldered with heat.
Deacon almost couldn’t breathe as Tom wrapped his lips around his cock. His knees wobbled, inspiring Tom to bring two strong hands around to clasp his buttocks, pulling him nearer and making Tom almost seem to swallow him.
Almost immediately, Deacon felt the tingles in his spine. He had to hang on, and he threaded his fingers through Tom’s hair, desperate for some anchor before he exploded. Thrice. He’d had this done three times by whores, but never had he wished to think of something else while it was being done. Tom had his full attention.
“Oh.” Deacon pressed his lips together hard as Tom’s teeth scraped back and his tongue followed the fold on his foreskin, pushing it back slowly. He could nearly feel the come rush from his balls at the same speed as the blood pounding through his veins. Tom must have sensed this, because when Deacon’s back arched, he intensified the suction nearly to the point of pain, his fingers digging in Deacon’s buttocks to keep him close. That sinful tongue and commanding mouth wringing Deacon’s orgasm from him.
Deacon gasped. Eyes blinded by momentous pressure that rose in him and threatened to take over his body. He heard a small satisfied sound from the man on his knees and that was it, the catalyst that sent him over the edge. Deacon shot his pleasure into the warm mouth compelling it thus, and flung his head back, mouth open in a silent cry, his legs supported only by Tom’s hands.
Deacon’s cock jerked a final time just as Tom swallowed around it and let it drop from his lips. His eyes still closed, he felt the pressure from Tom’s hand pushing him backwards towards the bed. One more step, and Deacon hit the bed with the back of his knees, which folded, ably helped by the push of Tom’s hand. Deacon felt the bed dip and a cautious tongue lick at the side of his throat until he moved his head to the side to give the man better access. He vaguely heard a chuckle, and answered it with a tilt of his lips. He had neither the command of his body nor the presence of mind to do any other.
He just needed a minute. Then he would explore the gorgeous body laid beside him and return the favor. Just one minute.

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New Release: A Tested Love (Spartan Love #2) by Kayla Jameth #MM #Historical @KaylaJameth

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Title: A Tested Love (Spartan Love #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Kayla Jameth (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 11, 2016 – 324 pgs

Synopsis

Lured by seductive promises, Andreas risked his life to be with Theron, only to find himself betrayed. Abandoned and alone, Andreas resigns all hope of seeing his fierce warrior again and resumes his life as a helot.

All too aware of the harsh punishment Sparta demands of men who love other men, Theron reluctantly surrenders Andreas in hopes of keeping him safe. The warrior returns to Sparta to embrace his destiny in place of the helot he has grown to see as a man, not just a slave. Cold but honorable duty will be his new lover.

Duty proves to be a jealous lover when Sparta demands the final test of Theron’s loyalty. Sent to kill Andreas, Theron must find a way to come to terms with his burning desire for his handsome helot before their forbidden love destroys them both.

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New Release: 5 Star Review for Screaming Down Splitsville by Kayla Bashe #FF #Fantasy @KaylaBashe

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Title: Screaming Down Splitsville
Author Name & Publisher: Kayla Bashe (Torquere Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 24, 2016 – 11,300 Words

Synopsis

Screaming Down Splitsville takes place in an alternate 1950s where two groups of people with magical powers fight for dominance. Flip, a young lesbian, thinks her healing powers are completely useless. After her escape from a lab, she’s been grounded to a safe base, and while everyone else is on important missions, she keeps the fridge stocked and fixes the plumbing. However, when a chance coincidence sends her on a solo rescue mission, Flip has a surprising reunion with a woman from her past.

Unable to speak after a botched cleft palate surgery, Emma-Rose grew up half-wild in the Southern backwoods- until strangers discovered her magical powers and imprisoned her in a laboratory of torture. Her one salvation was the woman in the next cell, Flip. Now Flip’s returned, and according to her, they’ll both make it to safety. But Emma’s plans have failed so many times that she has no hope left to lose.

As the two women seek to evade their pursuers, their friendship rekindles, and they are forced to confront both enemies and insecurities.

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FiveStars

I absolutely loved this very unique book.
At the start we are introduced to both Flip and Emma, Flip having little confidence but a great sense of humour, Emma desolate and broken. The tale soon picks up and becomes fast and furious as Flip rescues Emma. Then slowly things slow down as Flip tries to restore Emma. However the pace soon picks up again and once more moves at a frantic pace as the two try to make their escape.
After being captured the roles are quickly reversed as it is now Emma who has regained her self worth and takes care of both Emma and their protagonist.
This short novel is packed with so much intensity and excitement it almost leaves the reader breathless. The relationship between the two is a beacon of trusting each other and how one person can inspire another.
I enjoyed the metaphors which gave the tale colour and understanding. The humour was brilliant, I particularly liked the scene in the restaurant which had me laughing out loud.
The ending was tender and left the reader with a sense contentment.
All in all this book is different, it celebrates love and difference in a very positive and very readable way. I have not read anything by Ms Bashe before but I certainly will hope to rectify this. I feel this author has a very exclusive and gifted way of writing and I can heartily recommend this extraordinary short story.
Chris

Excerpt

Her eyes were strikingly, startlingly brown, as sharp as knives. She was dark-haired, tangle-curled, as skinny as a feral cat– and just as vulnerable.

Flip sat down hard, clapping both hands over her mouth to stifle a cry.

My Emma Rose, Flip thought. My girl in the next cell. No one else ever came for her. Had she not known she was here for all that time? Had she never escaped?

Slowly, she moved closer to the cage. Distrust flashed over Emma’s face, and she startled backwards. Don’t touch me, her instinctive sneer said. Yet for all her primal bravery, her thin shoulders trembled with fear more than cold. Flip dared to spread her awareness. Bruises speckling her skin, old wounds improperly stitched, intestines that knotted up for lack of food; a body that was digging into its deepest resources, and had been for some time. Emma’s chest rose and fell, as if she expected at any moment to fight for her life.

“Easy now,” Flip whispered. She raised her hands, splayed her fingers: I am holding no weapon. She took one step forward, then another. Knelt down, so close that Emma could have raked her nails across her face. Those eyes, brown as a tiger’s, stared solemnly back.

Consciously Flip slowed and deepened the rhythms of her body. She sent a wave of power towards Emma, soothing and comforting. “You remember me, I know you do. If you can still hear me, try to breathe with me, be with me. I came back.”

Stitches that had been ripped open by struggling closed neatly together. Bruises faded in seconds. And fierce tightness began to unwind from bony, pale limbs as the iron shackles of fear released their hold.

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New Release: American Flyboy by N.D. Clark (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) #MM #Historical @NDClark13

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Title: American Flyboy
Author Name: N.D. Clark
Publication Date & Length: December 5, 2015 – 163 pgs

Synopsis

American Flyboy is a highly readable, erotic M/M romance set amidst the backdrop of World War II.

The story is fast-paced and characterized by the believability of its characters, notably the protagonist, Lt. Kenneth Hellman, and the romance that develops between Kenneth and Colonel Wilhelm Braun. The erotic reader in search of well-nuanced, sexy love/lovemaking scenes will not be disappointed; the author is gifted with an affinity toward creating realistic, absorbing sex scenes.

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Wilhelm whispered in soft breaths, “Raise your hands above your head, Kenneth.” Standing behind him, he pulled the grimy POW uniform top over his head and inhaled deeply. “I find your scent intoxicating.” It was unexpected, Wilhelm’s warm breath gently caressing the nape of his neck; Kenneth’s breath quickened. Loosening the silk blindfold, Wilhelm allowed the soft, smooth fabric to glide over Kenneth’s massive, broad shoulders tapering to a V-shaped torso and down his naked back.

Shuddering at the sleek sensations, Kenneth asked, “Are you trying to seduce me Wilhelm?”

In response, Wilhelm stepped closer and pressed his body into Kenneth’s. Wrapping his arms around his waist, Wilhelm kissed him innocently. “I’ve wanted to do that from the first day we met.”

Kenneth kissed him back softly, lingering. He felt safe and whole.

Coaxing Kenneth’s lips apart, Wilhelm’s tongue entered his mouth, tickling the sensitive palate with light flicks. Their lips crushed together with bruising kisses. Wilhelm broke away, gazing longingly into Kenneth’s eyes. “To answer your question, Kenneth, I am guilty of feeding a wounded POW a wonderful meal, relieving his pain with fine brandy, delighting him with romantic music and drawing him a hot relaxing bath of chamomile salts to soak away the stress of a bad day. Your glass is empty. Why don’t you finish undressing and ease into your bath while I get you another drink.” Wilhelm’s voice trailed off as he left the bathroom. “It’s baffling how you arrived at such an audacious conclusion as seduction.”

“My mistake,” Kenneth called after him, laughing to himself. He kicked off his dilapidated work shoes and pushed his boxers and grungy work pants down his long, muscular legs. Raking his strong fingers through the water, heightened the aroma of chamomile, and he inhaled the relaxing scent before slipping into the warm, liquid heaven. His tired muscles released their tension as he submerged his body to the neck. Kenneth held his breath and slipped his head under. As he closed his eyes, his exhaustion seemed to float to the surface, and his thoughts drifted to Wilhelm, charming, handsome, tall and strong. His cock swelled to a full erection as he surfaced and rested his head against the back edge of the tub. Wiping the water from his eyes, he inhaled deeply and faded into sleep.

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4.5 Stars for King of Diamonds by K.M. Penemue #MM #Historical @LT3Press

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Title: King of Diamonds
Author Name & Publisher: K.M. Penemue (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 24, 2016 – 34 pgs

Synopsis

Rhen makes his living two ways: performing card tricks for passing crowds, and thievery. Every four years, Vis-a-Vis, a four day festival, celebrates life and happiness, where all classes can be equal behind their masks. It’s a prime opportunity for thieves, but Rhen’s plans change when Lelan, his former lover, says they need to talk.

Though still feeling bitter with Lelan for leaving him, Rhen agrees, because if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s playing the odds.

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FourandHalfStars

This was an interesting little read. I really enjoyed the world that was built and the event that was being ‘attended’. There was quite the story wrapped up in the few pages the story was on. I can say that I did wish a bit more for a prologue of sorts or something to show the relationship that our characters had before everything in the past had gone down.

I really enjoyed the way it was written and how the reader was pulled into this fantastical setting. It’s different, yet fun and just great fun to read.

This was my first book by this author, but I would gladly pick up another one!

Renee

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4 Star Review for Ten Days in August by Kate McMurray #MM #Historical

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Title: Ten Days in August
Author Name & Publisher: Kate McMurray (Kensington Publishing Corporation)
Publication Date & Length: March 29, 2016 – 256 pgs

Synopsis

From the Lower East Side to uptown Manhattan, a curious detective searches for clues on the sidewalks of New York—and finds a secret world of forbidden love that’s too hot to handle…

New York City, 1896. As the temperatures rise, so does the crime rate. At the peak of this sizzling heat wave, police inspector Hank Brandt is called to investigate the scandalous murder of a male prostitute. His colleagues think he should drop the case, but Hank’s interest is piqued, especially when he meets the intriguing key witness: a beautiful female impersonator named Nicholas Sharp.

As a nightclub performer living on the fringes of society, Nicky is reluctant to place his trust in a cop—even one as handsome as Hank. With Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt cracking down on vice in the city, Nicky’s afraid that getting involved could end his career. But when he realizes his life is in danger—and Hank is his strongest ally—the two men hit the streets together to solve the crime. From the tawdry tenements of the Lower East Side to the moneyed mansions of Fifth Avenue, Nicky and Hank are determined to uncover the truth. But when things start heating up between them, it’s not just their lives on the line. It’s their love…

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FourStars

This book is set in 1896 New York. Hank is a police inspector and gets involved in a crime about dead prostitutes, someone is killing and needs to be stopped. He meets Nicky at his first crime scene, who works as a female impersonator…drag?
It wasn’t love a first sight for these two, which I was glad for, but the attraction was there. In 1896, there was no way Hank could come out without serious issues. As the story builds, things heat up and they work together to solve the crimes. I’m not sure if this was a realistic take of 1896 or the way these two acted together. Sometimes I forgot that this wasn’t present time until they mention something that is old and related to 1896…lol. The way they spoke seemed too present time for me, but they were interesting.
Cookie

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