September 21st, 2017

andrew potter

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Vampire and the M.D. (The Vampire and #3) J.P.Bowie


1) The world building was great, and I liked the characters, although they fall for each other almost immediately.  The plot was interesting, and I liked the inclusion of characters from earlier books. The writing flowed well, which made the story a fast read, and the settings were easy to imagine.

The Vampire and the M.D. J.P.Bowie
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 1332 KB
Print Length: 173 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: MLR Press (April 19, 2017)
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Amazon: The Vampire and the M.D. (The Vampire and #3) J.P.Bowie

When Dr. Blake Farnon hits a shadowy figure with his car, he is astounded when the man almost instantaneously recovers from the accident. But Daniel Vale is no ordinary man, as Blake soon discovers. Daniel is Vampire, and not only that, works for the US government in a secret department of the FBI.

At first wary of the undeniably handsome vampire, Blake cannot resist Daniel's allure for long. From the moment Daniel shows up at Blake's apartment with a poisoned silver sword imbedded in his side, Blake is hurled into an adventure he never dreamed he would be a part of.

Demons, ancient gods and a vindictive goddess determined to tear apart the fragile fabric of world peace after the Middle East War, can only be stopped by other supernatural beings--vampires. And Blake finds himself caught up in the fight, whether he wants to be or not. Can his fledging relationship with Daniel possibly survive? He'd thought it crazy enough he'd fallen for a vampire, but the rest of it? What would his mother say?

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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Our Secret Wedding (SHS #1) H.J. Perry


1) A great introduction of a new author to me.  I really like her writing style even though some of the English terms she uses are confusing to my American brain.  The reader sees both points of view of the men, so you are never left wondering what the other is thinking. Being a short story means the love story happens quickly, like being in a whirl wind.  The long drawn out agnst isn't there where the characters split before coming together again.
2) I loved this story. The plot flowed nicely, the setting was an interesting one, and the writing style was engaging. Connor and Lee were very interesting characters to read. This is not the traditional friendship where close friends become lovers. No, the friendship is a bit one-sided, with Connor going all in and Lee keeping parts of himself hidden. The friendship grows as the relationship develops and I liked the maturity of the characters. I personally dislike when grown men act like moody teens, and this was not the case for his story. Every decision was made by an adult, and I loved how they dealt with everything. Great romance read for me.

Our Secret Wedding (SHS #1) H.J. Perry
Bisexual - Romantic Comedy
File Size: 3762 KB
Print Length: 226 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Amazon: Our Secret Wedding (SHS #1) H.J. Perry

A friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains a whole lot of man-on-man love action, and an elopement to Gretna Green for a secret wedding.

Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he's almost thirty, he's still single.

Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.

At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.

Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bisexual and not into guys.

Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.

Standalone novel, there is no cliffhanger, no cheating, and there is a happy ending.

Book 1 in the Sky High Scaffolders series.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Tartarus Eric Andrews-Katz


1) What can I say I really enjoyed this story.  The Setting was sharp and grounded.  The Plot was well thought out and easy to follow, I may not have agreed with all his plot choices but he put a ton of work into the plot and the story so it was enjoyable.  The characters were strong and interesting and I loved that they were all older and not your typical 20 somethings.  That was a great choice on his point.  Showing that you don't have to be young to have an adventure. When it comes to the writing style the narrative was easy to follow even with all the references to mythology.  I would totally read this story again.
2) Bit of a boring start for me, but it soon picked up. I had to keep reading to find out what the hell was going to happen.

Tartarus Eric Andrews-Katz
Gay - Fantasy
Paperback
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626397465
ISBN-13: 978-1626397460
Amazon: Tartarus Eric Andrews-Katz

Long ago, the Olympian Gods conquered and nearly destroyed an earlier race known as the Titans. Echidna, Mother of Monsters, was imprisoned in Tartarus. Centuries later, she has escaped. Entering the modern world, Echidna finds the old Gods are gone, and vows to destroy every descendant of the Olympians.

In the contemporary Pacific Northwest, Adrian and Annelise have lived comfortably--unaware of their Olympian birthright and its significance. When Adrian is introduced to Zack, sparks fly and their initial contact slowly turns to romance.

Echidna unleashes a brutal attack and Zack reveals his Divine lineage. Now he must teach the twins about their own heritage, and how to wield their unique powers for the battle to come. The final battle between Titans and Olympians will be held in the Underworld. Modern weapons have no place and only magic can prevail.

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