September 30th, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Jet Mykles - Champion

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 day 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! (comments close on October 2)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: qbeeqt please contact me.

Today author is Jet Mykles (http://www.jetmykles.com/)

Champion (Indigo Knights) by Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (September 3, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Champion (Indigo Knights)

Series: Indigo Knights; Previous Book: Squire

Danny Champion is ready to be a rockstar. He’s been preparing for this most of his life. He’ll finally make it with the Knights. He knows it.

It’s a horrible time to fall in love.

But then there’s Cash, Danny’s roommate. A quiet computer nerd without a clue about the music business, Cash can barely understand the world Danny’s so eager to live in. He certainly doesn’t want to share it.

Even though he knows he shouldn’t, Danny’s unable to resist introducing Cash to the wonders of sex. He didn’t expect to get addicted to Cash’s charms.
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I Feel You by Alex Berry

I Feel You is a multicultural romance, and while reading it I had the feeling to go back to some ’90 romance a-la-E. Lynn Harris type. The Afro-american character is able to make you feel uber-sexy, even if you are not cover-model material, but at the same time he is also like a unconquerable fortress from an emotional point of view.

Ron sees himself as a plain-jane type, but it’s more lack of self-esteem than anything else; sure he is a little overweight, but nothing that has him really out of the dating pool, so that he is actually living with a roommate who would be more than willing to move their relationship to a more personal level.

Travis is a blue collar working man whose mother left him with a substantial inheritance; he could live out of it, but he decided to continue with his menial job while living in a gated community and driving an hot car. When he meets Ron, the main reason why he is attracted to the man is that Ron seems “warm” and “comfortable”, and Travis needs those feelings in that moment.

Sincerely at first I don’t think there is really love between them, but it’s more a giving each other what they need. Ron wants, better needs, an hot boyfriend to prove to his friends that he can have him. Travis wants an uncomplicated relationship, and I think he has the feeling Ron will be too grateful for his catch to create trouble.

Even if they start more like buddy-friends than lovers, love arrives between them and with it they need to reconsider where they stand. As many are telling him, Ron is not unprepared, and he is able to manage this relationship and direct it exactly where he wants. In this he will prove that, indeed, he is clever than Travis, but I like that, in a way or the other, both of them where always open and clear on their feelings and on what they wanted. Ron has bite in him and he will able to use it to catch his man when it will be needed.

Amazon Kindle: I Feel You (Ron and Travis Romance)
Publisher: Sitting Bull Publishing (February 13, 2011)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
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The Vampire and the Werewolf, A New Orleans Christmas, by Louisa Bacio

A nice novella, I think that more than the two men, the real protagonist is New Orleans, the city where they are living; it’s the city, with its magic, that allows these men to be able to cohabitating with humans and not arising suspicious questions.

At the beginning of the story, Trevor is a drifter, after losing is home due to Katrina hurricane; he is living on the streets, but that is not, unfortunately, not strange. Then one night he cannot avoid to rescue a woman from a rogue vampires’s attack, and that is the time when he meets Lawrence, an ancient vampire who is self-patrolling the streets.

Lawrence helps Trevor, not without a personal interest in the young werewolf, but neither imposing himself on the guy; Trevor is quick in declaring himself straight, and Lawrence, who doesn’t consider gender an element to exclude a possible relationship, understands he has to let the young man go to have a chance for him to come back.

There is a bit of cinderfella feeling in this story, Lawrence is apparently well off and can afford to satisfy every desire of Trevor, and truth be told, they are simple and nice desires like having a Christmas tree, nothing really complicated to realize. Again, in a city that is alive by night more or less like it’s by day, it’s easy to find a place where to buy Christmas lights.

With patience and a little wooing, Lawrence will courtship Trevor right into his bed and heart.

Amazon Kindle: The Vampire and the Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas
Publisher: Ravenous Romance (December 19, 2011)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
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The True Meaning of Love by Michael Mandrake

A short story that have you thinking. I’m a monogamous lover, while I’m not against having multiple partner, for sure it’s not for me, I’m really too jealous for that.

So sincerely, reading about a man who is planning to gift another man to his partner to prove the “true meaning of love”, was something that let me perplexed; but I have to admit that, how the author approached the story, and how they managed to draw all the characters in the story so comfortable with the situation, made it more than plausible.

And I think that is the point, I’m uncomfortable in reading these stories, since, most of the time, the characters in the story are uncomfortable with it. Usually it’s one of the two proposing it, and the other accepting, but I have never felt that acceptance as true. Here instead who is giving and who is receiving the gift are in totally harmony, and neither is reticence or uneasy.

Amazon Kindle: The True Meaning of Love
Publisher: XOXO Publishing (TM) (March 10, 2011)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle