LGBTQ+ romance

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Reverb

In a world where there are very few romances featuring trans heroes and heroines, it’s nice to see such characters featuring in books published by a mainstream publishing house like Carina Press. When the representation is excellent – as is the case in Reverb, which is dashing, sparkly fun from ...

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Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire is one of the most anticipated YA fantasy releases of the year. Featuring a diverse cast of characters and an LGBTQ+ heroine, it is a story of magic, mayhem, rebellion and young love. Two hundred years ago, in the kingdom of Ikhara, the demon Bull King of Han took control ...

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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Kheryn Callender’s funny, flawed, authentic story of young love and broken arms, This is Kind of an Epic Love Story focuses on the messy complexities of romance, friend-love and parental love in all of its frustrating, confusing forms. Seattle-raised sixteen-year-old high school junior Nathan B ...

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Band Sinister

Welcome to the latest work from K.J. Charles and as ever, we have historical accuracy, fantastic writing, and the occasional naughty bits. Band Sinister centres around Sir Philip Rookwood and his ‘hellfire club’ known just as ‘The Murder’. These hellfire clubs did exist around the eightee ...

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Unmasked by the Marquess

Unmasked by the Marquess, the first in Cat Sebastian’s new Regency Imposters series, marks something of a departure for her in that, unlike her previous books, it isn’t a male/male romance.  The two protagonists are a man and a woman – but the fact that this isn’t a standard m/f romance qui ...

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Fire on the Ice

Given the deluge of fantastic m/m fiction coming down the pike lately, there has not been nearly as many f/f books that have been getting attention. Fire on the Ice should be getting loads of it, as it is a whip-smart, sexy as hell, compelling novella about two women who are willing to risk themselv ...

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Cutie Pies

Dildos and romance collide in Barbara Bell’s bite-sized treat of a novella, Cutie Pies. Joey has found his place working at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult novelty shop in Sydney, Australia.  It’s not only a job for him but is also a kind of home away from home, a locale where his teasing bes ...

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Exposed: A Romance Anthology

I’m familiar with - correction - I’m a fan of quite a few of the nine authors included in the Exposed:  A Romance Anthology, and from the moment I heard about this collaboration on social media, I wanted to review it.  Each of the Exposed novellas centers around a principal character - one of ...

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When Everything is Blue

It wasn't that long ago that I was a raving about newly-discovered-by-me author Laura Lascarso and her book The Bravest Thing. Right on the heels of said discovery came When Everything is Blue, and I was all sorts of grabby hands about reading not only another well-crafted m/m young adult contempor ...

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The Bravest Thing

I don't know who put The Bravest Thing on my radar but whoever it was, please feel free to find me and collect a reward for a job well done. Laura Lascarso is a new-to-me author, one I'm sorry to say I hadn't even heard of before picking up this book, but I knew by the opening chapter (truthfully ...