elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Gay Paranormal Romance

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

1. (tie)
Monsters Under the Bed (Lifting the Veil) by Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (October 22, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Monsters Under the Bed (Lifting the Veil)

Short and sweet story. Mystical beings are human too, at least in their souls. They leave among us and bring magic to everyday life and even ones dreams.

I've been enjoying this series and this book is a great addition. The story was well written While the mystery aspects of the story is not really very mysterious it does not detract from the story and the great characters.

Although this was book 4 in a series I have not read, it was fairly easy to pick up on what had gone before. Engaging; humorous at times; good use of description of setting and emotions. Sex scenes realistic and relevant. The description and atmosphere of the murder victim's run down mansion, was particularly good. I could visualise the rooms and grounds completely. Oh, I really liked the main character. Being told in first person, he leapt off the page with his humour and narrative.

b. Wide Asleep (Tales from Ballena Beach Book 3) by Nick Nolan
Series: Tales from Ballena Beach Book 3 (Book 3)
Paperback: 407 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (February 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477817972
ISBN-13: 978-1477817971
Amazon: Wide Asleep (Tales from Ballena Beach Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Wide Asleep (Tales from Ballena Beach Book 3)

In terms of plot, this one was all over the place, but in a good way. It pulled in bits and pieces of several genres to freshen up some classic tropes from sci-fi and romance. I was thoroughly engaged by the characters and the story.

This is my first book by Mr. Nolan and it grabbed my attention from the first page. I loved the little twists and turns the story took and could not wait to see what would happen next.

Beautifully researched in all aspects, tight plotting, satisfying ending... this book is simply terrific. I'm getting tired of stories where everyone is wealthy, but even that works given the backstory.

Runners Up:
2. Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain
3. In Your Eyes by Cardeno C.
4. Hell & High Water (THIRDS, Book #1) by Charlie Cochet
5. Motel. Pool. by Kim Fielding

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