Amazon Kindle: Moor Love
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (December 28, 2009)
Yin Yang by Sedonia Guillone: Basho and Timothy were best friend when they were child, and then lovers. They were happy and young, and life seemed to smile to them. But then Basho returned to Japan with his family for a visit and instead they were all killed by the yakuza which has an open debt with Basho's father. Fifteen years later Timothy is still mourning Basho's death, and tired to find his lover in other man, he decides to go to Japan to finally say goodbye to his lost lover. I like this story since, even if pretty short, is very tender and romantic. The few scenes we read about young Basho and Timothy are the best in all the story; it would be quite interesting to read more about them at that age.
Amazon Kindle: Yin Yang (White Tigers)
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (December 21, 2009)
Kingsoak by Willa Okati: Willa Okati confirms her tendency to recreate fantasy story in a modern world. Matthew is a quite simple and nerdy guy who happens to go through a dangerous neighborhood, Kingsoak. There are quite a bit of metropolitan legends on Kingsoak, and no one recommend to Matthew to be alone in that place. But one day is car breaks up and he needs to venture alone in the labyrinth of this unknown territory. For the first time in his life Matthew feels free and with his great surprise no one seems to arm him. Instead he finds Gale, a very handsome and interesting guy, who from the first time they meet, says that he will take Matthew with him and for him alone. The story is very romantic, almost a fairy tale.
Amazon Kindle: Kingsoak
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (January 4, 2010)
Under the Law by J.P. Bowie: In the swinging London of 1973, Peter is a night club singer with the dream to work in the West End theaters and John is a police inspector. Even if the time period maybe is not so open on gay couples, John and Peter in this story setting 25 years ago, seem to have a simpler life than today. They meet and they like each other, and they simple love, without the tension of AIDS or problems raised by the people around them. Truth, in a story so short, we can't know if John will have problem with his work, and even if Peter seems to be out, we don't know if his family knows about him. Anyway I like how smooth and joyful their relationship blossoms and develops, and both the characters are very nice.
Amazon Kindle: Under the Law
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (January 11, 2010)
Bound Together by Jane Davitt: Simon and Chris were both betrayed by the same man, Luke. Simon is over his relationship with the man, and instead Chris is still fresh from the break up. Plus Chris was also a carpenter who made some work for Luke and he wasn't paid for his work. So he stole a book from Luke, a book he thought that Simon could be interested in. But Simon is more interested in Chris than in the book, even if he probably doesn't want to take advanced of the young guy as Luke did. But Chris is not so naivee as Simon thinks, and maybe the sexual agreement Simon is thinking is a more interesting bargain for Chris. Both Simon and Chris are very "English" characters, probably the more stick to the tile of this anthology; Simon is the classical intellectual type, with a kinky but not much side, and Chris a young man, with no problem in express his sexuality, but with a gentle soul easy to be wound.
Amazon Kindle: Bound Together
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (January 25, 2010)
Bull Rider by Jade Buchanan: Wes is just arrived from London to Canada to work at the radio station in an English army base. The first night his friends bring him in a country night club he meets "Bull", a former bull rider with an impressive body. Bull is fast and ready to propose Wes, and since Wes is usually the type to not draw attention, he is pleased by the fact that a very handsome man wants to pick him up. The story is almost all two sex scenes, Wes and Bull move fast from first acquaintance to an intimate encounter. There is not much to read about the two men, rather than this is a case of opposites attract, since Wes is a cute but small man, with a shy behavior, and instead Bull is a man to his name, big and sturdy, and with no problem to take what he sees and likes.
Amazon Kindle: Bull Rider
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (January 18, 2010)
Very good anthology, a bunch of worthy authors all together.
Amazon Kindle: Fabulous Brits
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (August 18, 2008)
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