September 29th, 2016

andrew potter

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Vegas Sin by Jambrea Jo Jones (042-03-14-2016)

I really liked this book as it was a different twist on the whole cop chasing a serial killer because you know who the killer is from the beginning. I wasn't super fond of the insta love between the two MC's until I read the notes from the author that she wanted them to be in a relationship while hunting down this killer. Really great read.

Vegas Sin (Totally Five Star) by Jambrea Jo Jones
Gay Romantic Suspence
Series: Totally Five Star
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784309915
ISBN-13: 978-1784309916
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Sex, weddings and gambling hold a back seat to kidnapping and murder in the city of sin…

Owen Carpenter sets aside one night each month to relax at the Totally Five Star, but a case has just landed on his desk that has those nights disappearing for the foreseeable future. Someone is kidnapping women in Las Vegas and Owen needs to stop them before the women end up dead.

Harrison Boone is head of security at the Totally Five Star. He notices a man who comes in once a month and he wants to know more about him. When Owen introduces himself, there’s an instant attraction between Harrison and Owen, but they are interrupted by a kidnapping—at his hotel. After Harrison leaves the military, the hotel becomes his life, so Harrison will do anything to keep the hotel out of the news and protect its reputation.

Can Owen and Harrison find love in Sin City, or will the case of the disappearing women crush what might be the best bet the men have ever placed?

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andrew potter

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (53-03-19-2016)

1) I had such high hopes for this, and they most certainly were not disappointed. If anything, I think it is a stronger book than the first, with even better character development, and an even deeper exploration of the gender themes/concepts. It works as a gay romance, a transgender romance, and an mpreg romance, all at the same time. I think what put it over the top for me was the exploration of the first book's consequences, especially those concerning the war.

2) This is a fascinating and fantastic book. Vicktor Alexander has created a richly complex alternate world where both men and women can either father or carrry a child.

The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) by Vicktor Alexander
Transgender Alternative Universe/Reality
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634762797
ISBN-13: 978-1634762793
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Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm: Book Two

Orley Garrick is known throughout Angland not only as the man with two dukedoms but also as the hero who survived a brutal kidnapping at the hands of Nafoleon's army, never once betraying the secrets of His Majesty. Still haunted by his memories, Orley pushes his crippled body to dangerous limits, all in an attempt to run from the demons of his past.

Until he meets Chester Boland, a maid in his friend's household. Orley is besieged by desire for this gorgeous male woman, and by a connection he cannot ignore. But there are those within the Remmington Realm who take issue with the Duke's choice-especially given Chester's Tafrican lineage.

Having stared death in the face and won, Orley proposes they steal away and elope. However, before they can begin their new life, they uncover dangerous secrets that go deeper than they could ever imagine-involving those they trust the most.

Orley and Chester must discover exactly how deep these secrets run before their enemies make sure Chester is removed from Orley's arms... forever.

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