Love Unchained’s review of Interborough by Santino Hassell

Interborough (Five Boroughs, #4)Interborough by Santino Hassell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Did you think this would be easy? I mean. You knew going in this was the HEA for David & Raymond so it should’ve been sweet and charming and easy, right? Yeah, right. This is Santino Hassell and Raymond Rodriguez and David Butler….nothing is ever easy with any of them. Emotional? Yes Intense? Definitely. Brutal? Sometimes. Harsh? Yep. Raw? Oh yeah. Worth it? Every damn word.

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Love Unchained’s review of Line Drive by Sloan Johnson

Line Drive (Homeruns, #6)Line Drive by Sloan Johnson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved PJ’s struggles and his and Nate’s story was good but part of it fell a little flat for me but I can’t exactly say why. The chemistry between them was amazing, the sex was off the charts but everything just seemed to fall into place so easily. Even PJ’s problems with his teammates just felt almost rehearsed. So overall I liked this but not as much as others in the series.

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Review of The George & Harvey Series by Ashley John

The George & Harvey Series: The Complete Boxset (George & Harvey, #1-3)The George & Harvey Series: The Complete Boxset by Ashley John

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a roller coaster ride. I mean, I liked George and then I loved him and then I hated him and then I loathed him and then I felt sorry for him and then I maybe, kinda started to like him again and then he redeemed himself so, okay, I like you again George. And Harvey, he was sweet, and naive and then clueless and then blindly in love and then stupid and then unbelievably stupid and then just sad but strong, so f-ing strong, but always good and with a beautiful kind heart. Good series and like a good roller coaster ride, once you start, just hang on until the end – it’s worth it.

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I am a gay romance author – and I’m damn proud of it.

I never thought I’d have to say those words like a coming out.  With a fist held high in defiance, standing in virtual side by side with my fellow romance and gay romance authors because we – gasp, oh my goodness – have sex in our stories and open minds and love and acceptance and tolerance – and so according to some very vocal authors and their fans in on social media – that makes us ‘writers of porn’ and some even called us worse.  Really?  Seriously?
Because here’s the thing – why am I supposed to hate sex?  Can you tell me that?  Can you explain that to me in your Christian, bible-filled world?  Because I don’t, I love it, I freaking love it.
I am a happily married, heterosexual woman who writes gay erotica – and I see nothing wrong with that.
It means that when my men meet in my books they don’t just kiss and I then gloss over what happens next – there is no ‘and when they fell together on the bed it was wonderful’ hearts and flowers, nope, they bang, they fuck, sometimes they make love but they’re guys so not so much – usually it’s hot and up against a wall.  Am I embarrassed about that?  Nope.  Do I hide it?  Not a freaking chance.  Ask me about it and I have no filter – you might blush but I don’t.  Am I ashamed?  Hell no.  Why?  Like I said before, I love sex.  And I firmly believe that everyone, EVERYONE deserves to love and be loved.
Is what I write porn?  If you want to call it that so you can sleep at night, go ahead.  But I have the feeling that an actual porn writer would laugh if they read my books and were told they were porn – they’d say, ‘where’s the fisting? where are the gangbangs?  Why don’t they have multiple partners?  Swapping?’  I could go on and on – but I won’t, because I think you get my meaning – because I don’t have any of that in my books but it is in porn.  My books are about relationships and love – with some hot sex thrown in.
There’s a difference between erotica and porn.  Just like there’s a difference between a character who takes a drink and an alcoholic.
Differences are what make us unique.
Differences are what make us special.
Differences are what make us beautiful.
We should celebrate our differences not condemn them.

Review of The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk Vol 3 by Dan Skinner

The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk Vol. 3The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk Vol. 3 by Dan Skinner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sometimes you want heavy when you read, sometimes you want tear-jerking, bust out the tissues, heart breaking, soul-touching words – and those are great reads, they stay with you forever (and Dan Skinner has some of those – check out Memorizing You and many of his other books).
And sometimes you want light – you want something that will lift your heart, something that will remind you that there is still good in this world, something…no, someone who can make you smile no matter how crappy you’re feeling. This book, and this series, is that read.
And I’ll never be able to look at another Hummer or VW without busting out laughing

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