elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2018-2019 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Fantasy Romance

And the Rainbow Award goes to...

Jamie Sullivan - Heart of the Dragon

Heart of the Dragon

"Quite an entertaining story. I'm not one to get so deeply enthralled with a fantasy book but this one definitely brought me to its fantastic dragon world. I really enjoyed it and wish it was longer. Great job from a new to me author. I'd definitely want to read other stories from them. Well done!"

"I loved this story. It was funny, well-written, and all the characters were gorgeous, including the dragon."

J. Scott Coatsworth - Lander

Lander (The Oberon Cycle Book 2)

"The world building is well-thought-out and detailed, and the characters three-dimensional and kick-arse. I also appreciated that there were great female characters in this who play an integral part of the story. The plot kept me up late turning pages, answered some questions from book one, yet asked more, which is what I would expect from the second in a three book series."

"Lander is a well-crafted and enjoyable ride through an immersive world. It went down smoothly and left me wanting more."

"I think I may have reviewed Skythane (book 1) for Rainbow Awards a couple of years ago and loved it. This book is just as good."

J. Scott Coatsworth - Ithani

Ithani (The Oberon Cycle Book 3)

"The world J. Scott Coatsworth has created for his characters to interact in is complex and vivid, so much so that I had to read the first 2 books to be able to fully understand Ithani. I was completely immersed in the customs, politics and different locations - superb world-building and a unique concept made this book a joy to read. The plot is intricate, a real page-turner with several surprises along the way. I am certainly looking forward to reading more from this author."

"This fantastic, fascinating, vivid, three dimensional, action packed, enthralling, and totally awesome story pulled me in from the very first page, and I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down."

Meredith Katz - Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

"This totally charming and captivating take on St. George and the Dragon stole my heart from the outset. Enchanting!"

"My only complaint about Smoke Signals is that I want more. I want to know more about the world that Katz created where dragons and humans exist together, of which we only got a narrow, tantalizing glimpse with Mike and Zali'thurg's enchanting tale. Smoke Signals set off a chain reaction of "what ifs" for me, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm seriously considering some fanfiction... "

Books in the top 25% rate range

Jacqueline Rohrbach - The Dragon's Rebel

The Dragon's Rebel

"I really enjoyed this book, and I don't usually gravitate towards fantasy. I found the storyline intriguing without being overly complicated. It had good movement with twists and turns that kept me from turning off the reader. Very creative setting without being so fantastical that I couldn't relate to it. Multidimensional and flawed characters in just the right places. The connection between the 2 protagonists built in a realistic fashion. Good use of show vs tell. Writing appropriate to setting."

"This is the type of story where the more you read the more it grabs you by the 'feels'. It was well written and the author did what I love in a story; she captured my attention to the point that I didn't want to put the book down, nor did I want the story to end. "

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