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Sexy to Go Gay Romance – Anthology

Authors

Avery Duran, Leigh Ellwood, Asta Idonea, Eva Lefoy, Dale Cameron Lowry, Jodi Payne, Shiloh Saddler, Sam Thorne, A.E. Wasp

Rating: 5.0 stars

BLURB

Sexy to Go Gay Romance features nine scorching hot MM romances to make your blood sing. Whether finding love at a Jewish singles dance or while crossing the River Styx, these men remind us that love is always worth fighting for, no matter what the cost. Meet a handyman who’s an ace with his tools, a king who kindles the passion of a Greek god, and an architect who erects more than buildings. From the everyday to the fantastical, these stories explore male-male love in all its simmering intensity.

Sexy To Go Romance – The Anthology:

These nine romance stories were a joy to read. Each one had a particular flavor and experience, and really no matter what you’re into, you’ll find it here. Some were better edited than others and all were good. This is why I gave the anthology, as a whole, a 5 star rating. Great, enjoyable, comfort reading when what you crave is a potpourri of short, hot reads. Perfect for a beach day or a lazy weekend evening at home

Sit back and enjoy!

THE STORIES

Matzo Ball by Avery Duran
When Jacob’s outgoing best friend talks him into attending a party for Jewish singles, neither man realizes that it’s not a gay event. Things go from bad to worse when Jacob’s friend doesn’t show up. The night turns around when Jacob befriends Ian, a sexy bartender. After a spectacular kiss good night, they go their separate ways. But Jacob can’t forget the chemistry he shared with Ian, and hungers for more. In a city the size of New York, will these men be able to find their way back to each other?

Styx & Stone by Leigh Ellwood
What’s the afterlife really like? Charon the ferryman knows the River Styx like the back of his hand, and he enjoys giving newly departed Stone the full tour.

First Swallow of Spring by Asta Idonea
The first swallow of spring draws Seanán back to the fae circle each year, where he dances with the handsome fae lord, Iorweth. He knows the four rules he must follow if he wishes to be free to leave at the end of the night; however, Iorweth is growing ever more inventive in his attempts to trick Seanán into breaking them.

How Hercules Got His Bruise by Eva Lefoy
Hercules might have completed his 12 labors and become immortal, but he’s still not out to himself. Until he meets Sisyphus, a man who turns him on in ways not even a goddess can compete with. When Zeus threatens to destroy their new bond, Hercules must again rise to the challenge, this time to protect his right to love a man.

Loggerhead by Dale Lowry
Soon after they fall in love, Jake makes Eric a promise inspired by an old track uniform. But demanding work schedules at Jake’s four-star restaurant and Eric’s newspaper keep them from following through. Six years later, they take the honeymoon they never had, heading to the Florida coast in search of sea turtles – and rekindling their passion for each other in the process.

Handyman by Jodi Payne
Danny is haunted by memories of his ex, Peter, who moved out six months ago. He recognizes just how bad off he is when he wakes up to a flood in his condo, a problem Peter would have adeptly handled. Danny can’t find the insurance paperwork, he doesn’t know who he should call first, and he’s about ready to strangle his stoner neighbors. His day starts looking up, though, when the workmen arrive to deal with the water, replace his breaker box and demolish the soaked ceiling. Ken, a handyman, shows up to handle the drywall, but can Danny handle Ken?

Clipped Wings by Shiloh Saddler
When a male swan shifter is captured by a cruel master he develops feelings for another male slave. The master has plans for the shifter that go against every fiber of his being. Will the two men bow down to their station in life or take flight to keep their love alive?

Rebuilding the Future by Sam Thorne
Allen’s peace has been seriously disturbed. As the shy architect takes on the task of extending the home he inherited from his late aunt, his life becomes a battle. The building work is going fine, but he can barely contain his one-way lust for sexy foreman Declan, who’s a one-man generator of testosterone and mixed messages. As the build completion approaches, Allen’s ready to do just about anything to keep Declan around a little longer…

Man in the Mirror by A.E. Wasp
A companion story to the Paper Hearts novel, Man in the Mirror is the first short in a new erotic series set in the world of the Veterans Affairs books. 

Benny hasn’t let Mikey see him naked in a week, will barely let Mikey touch him. Mikey’s going to get to the bottom of the issue if it takes all night.

EXCERPT

    From Loggerhead by Dale Cameron Lowry

“I got up and pulled on the sweats Jake had gotten out for me the night before. The sweatshirt was dusky blue, faded from years of washings. He’d told me it was from his days running high school track in Florida. On the front was a line-drawing of a massive turtle and the words “Langford Loggerheads” printed in green beneath it.
Jake stirred, grumbling something under his breath as he turned onto his back and opened his eyes. When he saw me, he smiled. “You’re here,” he said with a degree of awe usually reserved for fireworks and the Grand Canyon.
“Of course I am.”
“I like seeing you in my clothes,” he said.
“I like being in them.” I couldn’t hold eye contact with him anymore. I wasn’t used to being looked at like one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. I pointed to the turtle on the front of his shirt. “Ever seen one in the wild?”
“I was a turtle guide for a few years before moving up here. You?”
I shook my head. “I’ve never been far south enough. I’ve always been curious, though. Ever since I read about them in Ranger Rick.”
“You read Ranger Rick when you were a kid, too? I knew you were perfect.”
I blushed. “Shut up.”
“I’m serious.” He sat up in bed and reached for my hips, pulling me back into the sheets with him. “We should go on a turtle walk sometime. I’ll take you back home for nesting season.”
“Take me home with you?” I teased. “Aren’t you moving a little fast?”
“No,” he said with the solid confidence only a 35-year-old in love can have. “Not at all.”

THE AUTHORS

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Avery Duran
Leigh Ellwood
Asta Idonea/ Nick J. Marcus
Eva Lefoy
Dale Cameron Lowry
Jodi Payne
Shiloh Saddler
Sam Thorne
A.E. Wasp

THE DISCLAIMER

I would like to thank Mr. Dale Cameron Lowry for providing OJ He Say! with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Published by: Sexy To Go
Madison, Wisconsin USA

Copyright © 2017 by Eva Lefoy, Shiloh Saddler, Avery Duran, Leigh Ellwood, Asta Idonea, Dale Lowry, Jodi Payne, Sam Thorne, A. E. Wasp

Cover Artist: Ella Dominguez

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Misinformation, by Keelan Ellis

Misinformation
Misinformation

Rating: 4.0 stars

BLURB

Ethan Daniels, host of a popular conservative cable news program, has never thought of his bisexuality as a problem, even though he has never acted on his attraction to men. Since his divorce, his desire has become more acute. When he meets Charlie Woods, his daughter’s first grade teacher, they have an instant spark, but Ethan hesitates to act. His contract is up for renewal, there are already rumors swirling about him because of a brief encounter from his past, and the last thing his employers want is for one of their stars to come out publicly.

Charlie avoids romantic entanglements because he prefers living on his own terms. He keeps love and sex completely separate, never seeing anyone more than a few times. Hooking up with a closeted celebrity like Ethan seems safe from emotional involvement, even if they have to keep their fledgling relationship secret.

The last thing they expect is to fall in love, but their strong mutual attraction moves them both to make changes neither of them thought they wanted or needed.

Misinformation

When Ms. Ellis offered me a copy of Misinformation in return for my honest review I was immediately taken in by the beautiful cover, and then I read the blurb and was reeled in. The topical subject of this book is fantastic for the times we live in and I was really interested in how this author would handle this particular subject. Well, let me tell you, it’s well worth your reading. I really recommend this book for a good, contemporary, enjoyable read, so enjoy!

THE CHARACTERS

Ethan Daniels:

He really was hotter in person, but a little unusual-looking for a television news guy. His eyes were slightly wide set and a very warm brown. He had a square jaw and a lean face. He was almost conventionally handsome, but there was an almost wolfish quality to his toothy smile. It was hard to tell how old he was.

Charlie Woods:

At the front of the room stood a tall, lanky, bearded man of about thirty, holding an iPad. He was dressed in slim pants, a V-neck sweater, and ankle boots Ethan could tell from halfway across the room must have cost at least a week of a teacher’s salary. Gay, Ethan thought. Also, before he could stop himself, his mind whispered, cute.

THE STORY

This is a solid, good, contemporary story, and a very enjoyable one. Ethan Daniels, who is a true bisexual, follows his ex-wife to Manhattan so he can stay involved in his daughter’s life. He’s started to notice men again after years of being faithful to his wife, but a year after their divorce, in good terms with each other, he’s needing someone in his life. Too bad he works for an extreme right wing cable network, ECHO, that is extremely homophobic just as he starts to fall for Charlie Woods. One small, little complication: Charlie is his daughter’s new school teacher.
To complicate matters even further, Ethan is in the midst of contract negotiations with the network for his renewal and there are rumors from his college days of a three way with a guy and a girl. Charlie is the surprise character here, afraid of commitment and yet so very attracted to Ethan. Charlie steals the show, in my humble opinion.

THE WRITING

The writing is solidly good with well developed, rich characters. It flows smoothly, enjoyably and the secondary characters are written just right. Charlie’s best friend, Josh, is an excellent secondary character, richly written who develops his own love interest in the story. Ethan’s wife, Deirdre, is an integral part of this story and so well done. I must say that the whole story flowed smoothly, drawing me in and keeping my interest throughout. It doesn’t hurt that the editing is also very well. This is an excellent summer read and highly recommended.

THE DISCLAIMER

I would like to thank Keelan Ellis and Dreamspninner Press with providing OJ He Say! with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

THE AUTHOR

KEELAN ELLIS is a true crime enthusiast, a political junkie, and a comedy fan. Despite a compulsion to sometimes wallow in the depths of humanity’s corruption and sadness, she considers herself a romantic at heart. The stories she really connects with are about love that’s been twisted into hatred, and she believes that with honesty and forgiveness, love can overcome. Keelan loves good bourbon and classic country music, great television, and well-prepared food, especially shared with like-minded people. She’s not a fan of parties and large groups of people, but there’s nothing she loves more than a long conversation with friends. Her favorite part of the writing process is the collaborative stage, hashing out plot and characters with smart and talented friends. It’s where she truly comes to understand the people she’s writing about, and often falls in love with them. With the support and encouragement— as well as some serious editing help— Keelan has found the writing niche she’s always searched for. Sometimes she gets blocked, and when that happens, there’s only one thing she knows to do. Just like Inigo Montoya, she goes back to the beginning, writing about the characters who inspired her so much in the past.

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Misinformation © 2016 Keelan Ellis.
Cover Art © 2016 Aaron Anderson. aaronbydesign55@ gmail.com
Published by DREAMSPINNER PRESS
5032 Capital Circle SW, Suite 2, PMB# 279
Tallahassee, FL 32305-7886 USA
www.dreamspinnerpress.com
ISBN: 978-1-63477-339-3
Digital ISBN: 978-1-63477-340-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016902329
Published June 2016

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