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Hush by Tal Bauer

Hush by Tal Bauer

Judge Tom Brewer is a baby judge with the federal court. For over 20 years he’s lived in the closet; a life of solitude. After an experience in college he decided it was for the best.

U.S. Marshall Mike Lucciano is an out and proud gay man. After one of the worst days of his life he confides in Judge Brewer that him and his boyfriend broke up, which makes Tom rethink everything. Especially the ways he’s lived, or not lived, for the past 25 years and spring hope into his being.

Deciding to take baby steps, Mike takes Tom to the DC Pride March. They remain on the outskirts but Tom is fascinated at the acceptance.

Then, everything goes terribly wrong, when there is an assassination attempt on the Russian president and Mike and Tom see it happen.

From there Judge Brewer becomes assigned to the case of the suspected terrorists behind the plot and Mike doesn’t want to leave his side.

With the battle of Tom’s past, Mike his present, Russia readying for war; what does the future hold?

 

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The Palisade by Rosalind Abel (Lavender Shores #1)

The Palisade by Rosalind Abel (Lavender Shores #1)

Joel and Andrew eye each other all night from across the restaurant.  Once Andrew leaves, Joel is sure he’ll return to finish what their eyes had started.  Andrew doesn’t return.  Right away.  Once he does, and they get down to business, the sparks fly and feelings are felt immediately.

The next day Joel goes on his unattainable mission laid out by his father.  Fate is not on his side when he realizes he’ll have to work closely with Andrew to accomplish his goal.  The more time they spend together the more their feelings blossom until Andrew figures out exactly why Joel is in town.

Can they survive Joel’s betrayal?

 

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Return of the Chauffeur’s Son by Tara Lain

Return of the Chauffeur’s Son by Tara Lain

Imagine….an MM version of Sabrina.…If that doesn’t entice you then here we go…

Luca has been in love with James Armstrong since they were children. He would follow James anywhere and everywhere. Only, James was the ladies man. Never saw Luca the way Luca dreamed.

Heartbroken Luca goes to culinary school in France, works in New York, and then takes a job in California. Returning home to his father, the chauffeur to the Armstrong’s. Now he’s back with James.

Dylan Armstrong is James’s older brother and gay.  He’s had a thing for Luca, like Luca has had a thing for James. After a day of Luca and Dylan being together, and then an embarrassing evening where Luca decides to run, will anything ever be as it’s supposed to?

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Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett (review)

Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett (review)

**Trigger warning: Sexual assault and self harm.**

Justin and Derek have known each other for years. They’ve been in love with each other for about just as long without either knowing. During one of their camping trips with some friends Derek rescues Justin from being raped.

Justin refuses help and attempts suicide. Derek can’t get the scene out of his head.

Both are suffering yet continue to skirt around the issues and their feelings until their friendship crumbles.

Will they survive the fallout?

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Fagin’s Boys (Oliver and Jack #1) by Christina E. Pilz

Fagin’s Boys (Oliver and Jack #1) by Christina E. Pilz

Christina brings us a probable continuation to Oliver Twist.

Oliver’s Uncle Brownlow has deceased and he must figure out what he’s going to do with his future. To Mr. Grimwig, Oliver will always be an orphan, thief, and nothing more.

After getting the apprenticeship of a lifetime to learn business, things begin to go downhill. A person from Oliver’s past haunts his every move. His employer shows his true colors and Oliver can’t stomach it.

After a horrible event due to Oliver’s temper he runs to the only place he finds solace, Jack.

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At Attention by Annabeth Albert (Out of Uniform #2)

At Attention by Annabeth Albert (Out of Uniform #2)

Apollo is in a constant state of grief since his husband died. He was left with their twin daughters and though he’s tried to provide them with everything, he’s still in the dark trying to find some light.

When Dylan was younger he was in unrequited love with Apollo. They were both gay: the same. Dylan would chase his brother and Apollo everywhere, until Apollo married. Then Dylan grew up.

When Apollo’s mom decides to spend her summer abroad Apollo must come to the realization that he needs help. When Dylan is thrown back into his life he realizes he needs help in more ways than one and it’s frightening.

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Puppet Boy by Christian Baines

Puppet Boy by Christian Baines

Eric is a senior in high school, aspiring film director, and teenage escort. He has a girlfriend named Mary and a newly acquired best friend, Julien.

Eric decides to pursue an experiment to ensure he has the best senior project. He also convinces the class they need to do Titus as their Shakespeare play. As the brutality of that tragedy unfolds we see more and more of the parallels in Eric’s life and those around him.

**This story is NOT a romance and features dark subjects along with dark humor.**

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Throwback Thursday: Hat Trick Trilogy by Jeff Adams

Throwback Thursday: Hat Trick Trilogy by Jeff Adams

Hat Trick (Simon and Alex-Book 1)
Simon Roberts and Alex Miller start their senior year as friends and teammates. Simon actually has a girlfriend but has noticed Alex in more than just a friendly manner. They’re roommates at an away game and after a late night one thing leads to another……commence make out session.

Only things are never quite so easy. There are members in Simon’s family that are not  accepting of this “new” Simon. Vengeance and hate become a theme in the background of Simon and Alex’s new romance.

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Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound
Simon and Alex are in their sophomore year of college. Things seem to be going perfectly for the two until an attacker on campus starts targeting LGBT students. The attacks bring back the past and haunt Simon. Plus there are a couple jocks on the hockey team that don’t take Simon and Alex being a couple seriously.

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Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot
Simon and Alex are in their senior year of college when they’re approached by a kid, Scotty. Scotty just wants to play hockey like Simon and Alex but the league won’t let him because he’s gay. He begs Simon and Alex to coach a team of LGBT youth. They call upon their friends and teammates to help them with this endeavor. Plus, something major happens to Alex.

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Owning It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack

Owning It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack

Jackson is recently out of an 18 year marriage to his wife. He’s always known he’s bisexual and now he’s ready to have a relationship with a man.

After attempting a night at a club Jackson is sitting in his car contemplating when a very drunk twink, Derek, gets in his back seat thinking Jackson’s his Uber driver.

Jackson being the good guy that he is can’t just let Derek, in his current state, just go to some random hook up so he takes him back to his place.

Well, eventually one thing leads down the slippery slope to another….

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Throwback Thursday-A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

Throwback Thursday-A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

Everyone keeps hyping up, and deservedly so, the Executive Office Series while A Time To Rise is a forgotten relic.  So I want to bring it back to everyone’s attention since it is my favorite book of Tal’s.

Alain is a member of the Swiss Guard, protector of the pope, and hand picked by the pope to be a hunter.  His Prey? The paranormal.  Only two other people besides Alain know exactly what he does.  This makes him an outcast.  Nobody understand him not wants to get to know him.  Same holds true for his partner Father Lotario.  He’s seen as a plague amongst priests.  Even when desperate times make Fr. Lotario call out for help, the cries fall upon deaf ears.

What starts off looking like a rogue ghoul is terrorizing the church Alain and Lotario go after it; guns, holy water, and vodka at the ready.  Just when they’re realizing there’s more to the story Luca, leader of the Swiss Guard, throws a wrench in Alain’s daily life by making a mentor to an ill mannered and tempered recruit.

 

How is Alain supposed to keep what he does a secret and be a mentor?

 

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