Reviews by BJ Jansen

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Guardians of the Haunted Moor

Guardians of the Haunted Moor is the fifth in Harper Fox's series of Tyack and Frayne Mysteries. As always the author gives us a beautifully atmospheric work, with elements that took my breath away. In the prologue, Gideon Frayne describes his husband, Lee Tyack - His beautiful west-coast lad was ...

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A Careful Heart

I would have thought it unlikely that a beautiful, romantic novel could include domestic abuse, but the author of A Careful Heart has proven me wrong. Ralph Josiah Bardsley uses the story of two close friends to introduce this oft-neglected subject in queer romance. A Careful Heart follows Travis ...

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Fair Chance

Josh Lanyon makes a successful return to the world of the Sculptor murders and established partners, Elliot Mills and Tucker Lance in this third book in the All’s Fair series,  Fair Chance. I love romantic suspense/mystery stories and in this novel, Josh Lanyon once again shows herself to be a ma ...

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Half

I am loathe to call Eli Lang’s Half an urban fantasy as for me, this always conjures up scenes of gritty violence and dystopian futures, and Half could not be more different.  In fact, I might have enjoyed a little gritty violence. So I’m going to say that it’s a standalone novel set in the c ...

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Guarding Mr. Fine

Guarding Mr Fine is the third in HelenKay Dimon’s Tough Love romantic suspense series and unlike the first two can be read as a stand-alone title. Several characters from the first two books do make cameo appearances, but that doesn’t really affect this novel. Seth Lang is a modern alpha male ...

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Whiteout

I enjoyed this romance by Elyse Springer. I admire the way she confounds the reader’s expectations in the first part of the book. Whiteout begins with a mystery and a well-used trope when Noah Landers awakens with a head injury, and no idea where he is or who he is. Outside it is snowing heavil ...

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Rogue Magic

What a wonderful début from Kit Brisby Rogue Magic is. This is an exciting thought provoking novel and at 328 pages there is time to really get absorbed in the alternate universe and the story. This is an America that has outlawed magic and oppresses those born with magical powers. Such people a ...

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The Impossible Boy

I was not expecting to find a DIK queer romance so early in 2017, but Anna Martin has achieved that status with The Impossible Boy. Stan, a young gender-fluid fashion journalist and blogger from Russia via New York and Milan, is beautiful, and …proudly wears his blond hair long, his high heels sky ...

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Wanted, A Gentleman

K.J. Charles never disappoints. Sometimes, as with the wonderful Society of Gentlemen series this author exceeds expectations, but she never disappoints. Wanted A Gentleman is a perfect read with which to start 2017. Curl up in a chair and let her unfold this story for your delight. It involves a ...

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One Life to Lose

I’m going to start by saying that I have a lot of admiration for what Kris Ripper has done with the Queers of La Vista series. Human beings hate change, they fear what they see as abnormal or different. In these novels the author presents stories about normal, everyday people who also represent so ...