July 1st, 2012

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Falling: An Erotic Love Story by Cameron Dane

Falling is the second on a series which tells the story of three Demon brothers, Connor, Cain and Caleb.

In the first book Connor has gained his mortality mating with a human female, Cassie. Having a woman as mate is the only way to become a full human, but Cain can't pursue this way, cause he is gay. Worst, for the Naverto Demon, his breed, homosexuality is a capital crime, punichable by death.

And so Cain for more than 150 years has avoided personal relationship, living only for the love of his horses. But now Cassie, Connor's wife, asks him to help his best friend Luke. Luke is a 25 years old cowboy who is beaten almost to death cause his former employer has found about his homosexuality. Cassie doesn't know that for Cain falls in love with Luke means death. But there is no way that Cain can't deny the feeling he soons has for Luke. Now they only can live full the days they have before the Demon Council strikes with his death sentence.

I have to admit I was a lit bit intrigued by a book which mix cowboys with demons... I don't know why but these are two genre I didn't see well together. So when I read the plot of this romance I was perplexed. But then, I put a blind vote on Loose Id and decide to give Cameron Dane a try. The lenght of the book, 350 pages, almost discourage me (I'm not particulary fond of too long book, I have this kink to be able to read a book in one night...). All conjures to make me not read this book.

But in the end I read it in only two night! it's a pretty good story, very tender and with very few paranormal elements. Really, it's more a "classical" (meaning for classical the late books about manlove between two hot cowboys...) love story than a paranormal one. Nor Cain or Luke are true alpha, they are both good beta. Maybe Luke is a bit stronger than Cain, and this was a surprise, cause given the demon nature of Cain, I was expecting him as the tougher and stronger character. But to be true Luke and Cain are very pretty balanced characters.

In the end Falling is more normal, than most of the contemporary I have read lately.

Amazon: Falling (Hawkins Ranch)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (July 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1475159765
ISBN-13: 978-1475159769

Series:
1) Demon Moon
2) Falling

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Cover Art by April Martinez
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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: James Buchanan - Spin Out

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October (http://gayromlit.com/authors.php) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every 2 days I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: live_laugh_love please contact me

Today author is James Buchanan (http://www.james-buchanan.com/)

Spin Out by James Buchanan
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (July 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608203662
ISBN-13: 978-1608203666
Amazon: Spin Out
Amazon Kindle: Spin Out

Right guy. Wrong time. Deputy Joe Peterson understood the risks when he got involved with ex-con Kabe Varghese. He didn't, however, see fit to warn Kabe. Now, in the middle of searching for the killer of a local boy, he has to contend with his career and his relationship spinning out of control. Solving the case may be easier than repairing broken trust. This is the sequel to Buchanan's HARD FALL.
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Ravages by R.A. Padmos

This is an high emotional novel and the author decides to make it even more high impact letting the reader inside the minds and hearts of both main characters, European football professional player Steve and Daniel. It’s hard to explain since there is indeed interaction of Steve and Daniel with other characters, but the main feeling was that everything and everyone that was stranger to their love was also detached, so far away from them.

The author also chose to start the novel when Steve and Dan are already lovers for the past six months. Steve barely survives a gay bashing and Dan doesn’t hesitate to come out and stake a claim on the injured man in the hospital, he is Steve’s partner and no one can force him away from his side.

There is a lot of hurt, but mainly there is a lot of love. After the initial, cruel episode that almost put an end to Steve’s life and their love, Steve and Dan find only reason to continue in their fight to be together. Who is near them is supporting them, and as I said, the external world is so detached that is no able to influence them or their decision. There is no question that who attacked Steve will pay for their action, as unfortunately there is no question the price will be not high enough to compensate the hurt. But in a way, Steve and Dan are pushed in taking decisions they were probably delaying for lack of courage or maybe for being too careful. Not always being a lion is a good choice, and in this case, I think Steve and Dan would prefer to live 100 years together as sheep than living one day as a lion.

I’m not sure it’s really possible for two professional football players to come out and still be possible for them to be in the higher level of the profession, but it’s also true than no one has really tried, and maybe the society is slowly changing. It’s not a coincidence that the author made one of them from Holland, a country that was first in recognizing same-sex unions, and the other one from England (although with Irish origins), another country that allows civil unions. Making them from any other “catholic” European country, and their story would have been way more difficult.

http://www.manifoldpress.co.uk/2011/08/ravages/

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