November 11th, 2012

andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: November 2012

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) The Red Zone (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U4MSPM/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
2) Pleading the Fifth (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U4VBCI/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
3) Reflash (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U4MU1Y/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
4) Irish Wishes (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U4MXPW/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
5) My Hot Bedtime Stories: Volume 1 by Laura Cooper
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MYH0JE/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
6) Ricochet by Xanthe Walter
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0WD2E4/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
7) An Unconventional Courtship by Scotty Cade
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1623800226/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
8) Something Like Winter by Jay Bell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1479261726/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
9) Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1623800080/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
10) Worth the Coming Home by Lisa M. Owens
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1623800447/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:

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andrew potter

Recent Spam Issue on LiveJournal

I'm sure that all of you, or probably the most, is having the same issue with porn spam on older entries since yesterday night (more or less). I sent a support request, they told me to limit the comments to friends only, that I don't want to do. So I analyzed the last 10 SPAM comments I received on my Journal, all with the same message, the account were:

gercontra's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-10-28 09:24:47 (#53866643), mai aggiornato

ohewey's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-07-27 06:31:18 (#51454673), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-21

dreamorre86's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-10-29 17:35:00 (#53930793), mai aggiornato

siobrowin16's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-10-29 00:29:24 (#53895125), mai aggiornato

tathediri's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-10-27 10:49:06 (#53840895), mai aggiornato

roslaraa83's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-06-04 10:36:58 (#50256902), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-22

nokxioquinn's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-05-24 22:00:14 (#49761996), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-21

migiqidab's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-06-25 11:32:50 (#50669583), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-22

pavelpw127's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-06-02 14:12:23 (#50142454), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-22

nonchrorol's Journal
Account Plus [Gift] Creato il 2012-05-23 06:07:21 (#49693270), ultimo aggiornamento il 2012-10-21

They are all Account Plus (Gift). If they are never updated (mai aggiornato) they were created between 2012-10-27 and 2012-10-29, if instead they were updated (ultimo aggiornamento) the last update was between 2012-10-21 and 2012-10-22.

I suggested to LJ to take a mass action to all accounts corresponding to these facts, if they do a mistake, they can always revert case per case, but at least they will solve the huge mess that is affecting all of us.

If you have the same problem, please do the same check, and if you have the same fact, please report them. And please share, I really don't want to leave LJ, but I was already forced to forbid anonymous comments on this journal due to the spam, and now I'm receiving spam from regular accounts. I don't want to limit commenting to friends only, if I have to, I will leave.
andrew potter

Protect and Serve: Paws on Me by Silvia Violet

I read the previous one by Silvia Violet in the Protect and Serve series and it was nice, but Pawn on Me is really good. I liked the story between a young and hot bear shifter and an well-weathered cop, on the other side of forty, who is not a “bear” shifter, but who is actually a “bear” on his own.

Seth was never good in relationship, he tried with both women and men, and it’s ages he has decided to give up; so when Brandon, young club owner and shifter, comes strong at him, he decides to ignore the youngster… problem is Brandon is not easy to ignore, and when an investigation brings Seth directly to Brandon’s club, and into Brandon’s arms, resisting is futile.

I liked the mix of powers in the couple; even if Seth is the older, he is not for this reason by default the top; as, on the other side, even if Brandon is the shifter, and then the stronger, neither this is the reason for him to lead the relationship. That between Seth and Brandon is an hot game of giving and taking, and the sex is good, rough but passionate, not without romanticism.

This is only a novella, and it’s mostly about Seth and Brandon’s relationship and their discovering each other in and out of the bedroom (but mostly in); nevertheless, it was a nice piece of erotic romance, and I liked it a lot.

http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1705

Amazon Kindle: Protect and Serve: Paws on Me
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (October 28, 2011)

Series: Protect and Serve
1) Flash Point by Lena Austin
2) Badge Bunny by Cynthia Sax
3) Kitty Kat by Anne Kane
4) Fox and Feral by Angela Knight
5) Savage Wolf by Silvia Violet
6) The Godrabbit by Cynthia Sax
7) Hounding the Beat by Sharon Maria Bidwell
8) Sex on the Hoof by Silvia Violet: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3317535.html
9) House of Blues by Shelby Morgen
10) Legal Beagle by Cynthia Sax
11) Paws On Me by Silvia Violet

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

Cross-posted from: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3340924.html