July 8th, 2012

andrew potter

A Life without You (Boston Boys 1) by Erica Pike

The concept is pretty simple: Jesse is a farm boy that, for the first time in his life, has the chance to live outside his family circle while he attends college. Of course Jesse’s life is already planned, he will marry his high school sweetheart, will find a job as physician in the same high school, will have 2.5 kids and everything.

But something happens, Jesse is paired with a gay roommate, and Adam is nice, cool, and way more sexy to Jesse’s eyes than his girlfriend. At first it seems it’s Adam who pursues Jesse, who is trying to convince him he is if not gay, at least bisexual, and it seems like Jesse who is doing a favour to Adam, who “allows” his roommate to play with his body but not with his heart.

If I have to be sincere, at first I didn’t like much nor Adam or Jesse; it’s strange but while he is openly gay, Adam is really uptight, with a lot of preconceptions even on his own gay friends; on the other side, Jesse is scared of everything, of being out, of losing his planned life, of being rejected by his mother… Probably what I was not considering is that they are young!

Jesse is barely 18 years old, Adam not much older. They are scared and rightly so; what they are facing is a big challenge, and probably they are not ready. I changed my idea on them in the end, because I realize I was judging them with the wrong eyes, these two are not adult men pondering options in life, these two are two teenagers who don’t know what life will present them in the very next future.

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Amazon: A Life Without You
Amazon Kindle: A Life Without You
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (January 12, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608205258
ISBN-13: 978-1608205257

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Spotted: Mahu Blood by Neil S. Plakcy, Q Trading Company, Palm Springs

Mahu Blood by Neil S. Plakcy
Q Trading Company, Palm Springs
(spotter: Rob Rosen)



Mahu Blood by Neil Plakcy
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (February 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608203069
ISBN-13: 978-1608203062
Amazon: Mahu Blood
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Two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Neil Plakcy returns to the Hawaiian Islands with a new mystery about blood ties in a state torn by ethnic tension. Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka must investigate a series of murders that threaten his own family as well as the citizens he struggles to protect. Billions of dollars are at stake in a fight over who the land of the Aloha State really belongs to. Is it the United States-- or the indigenous people of the islands, many of whom feel their sovereign kingdom was overthrown by American businessmen? At the same time, Kimo and his fire investigator partner, Mike Riccardi, deal with the stress of moving in together to create their own ohana --- a Hawaiian term which means family, as well as community.

QTrading is located at 606 E. Sunny Dunes Road, in Palm Springs, California, just south of the downtown area. We've been serving the gay community here since 1999, and our store has thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender type items.
Website: http://www.qtrading.com/
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Spotted: QueerWolf by Rob Rosen, Q Trading Company, Palm Springs

Mahu Blood by Neil S. Plakcy
Q Trading Company, Palm Springs
(spotter: Rob Rosen)



Queerwolf by Rob Rosen
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (May 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608206718
ISBN-13: 978-1608206711
Amazon: Queerwolf
Amazon Kindle: Queerwolf

Queerwolf is outrageous comedy, steamy romance, and heart-pounding adventure... with a bite! When you wake up on a ferry, naked, in a pool of blood, there's nowhere else to go but up. Up, that is, into the arms of your hunky upstairs neighbor. And so starts the comic misadventure of Blake and Ted as they go from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to Las Vegas and back again, collecting their motley pack, not to mention a whole slew of unexpected surprises, along the way. Will good win out? Can different really be better? And can the Queerwolf keep his new breed of pack together and alive? Read on to find out, but better leave the doors locked because this pack travels on its stomach... and you could be next on the menu!

QTrading is located at 606 E. Sunny Dunes Road, in Palm Springs, California, just south of the downtown area. We've been serving the gay community here since 1999, and our store has thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender type items.
Website: http://www.qtrading.com/