elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Bisexual Debut

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

Slide (Roads) by Garrett Leigh
Paperback: 326 pages
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627981470
ISBN-13: 978-1627981477
Amazon: Slide (Roads)
Amazon Kindle: Slide (Roads)

Mental/Emotional trauma and angst are my favorite themes in stories, so the fact that I enjoyed Slide immensely is unsurprising. I found the writing to be flawlessly in-tune with the characters which did much to immerse me into the story. There were some minor plot holes, but by the time they showed up I was so involved with the situation I didn't loose my interest. The setting is solid but not significant to the story- it could have happened equally in Seattle as Chicago/Philly.

Slide is a stunning work of homoerotic fiction, a deep psychological study awash with authentic details, gripping characterizations and two protagonists who personify the term “survivor”.

I only have a couple things to say about my experience reading Slide. It pulled me in from the very first page. I was expecting an angst-fest but it wasn't. Sure, there was some angst but it made sense and never felt like too much. The writing and the characters were exceptionally well done.

Runners Up:
2. Demons Within, For Love of Authority 1, by Rhiannon Ayers
3. Beyond Cutting by Vicki Clifford

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