Monday, 29 June 2020

Book review - Stations of Shadow by J. Daniel Stone



Genre: LGBT Horror
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.

Halfway through this novel, I couldn't decide whether this book was too brilliant for me to totally understand every nuance, or pretentious AF. The truth is probably somewhere near the middle. 

Sebastian and Adrian are two New York drag artists, caught in a never-ending cycle of envy at each other's art, lust for each other's bodies, and professional admiration. Sebastian AKA The Hydra, seems to transcend his human form as he blows the audience's mind night after night, whilst Adrian (drag name Hera Wynn) wants The Hydra's crown and will do anything to get it. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

WROTE Podcast Review - Borderland by F E Feeley Jr and Jamie Fessenden

Genre: LGBT Horror and Dark Comedy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so on first reading the blurb, this book doesn’t sound like a whole barrel of laughs. Borderland is the story of a young married couple, but of the MC’s has a one-way ticket to the next realm, via a terminal cancer diagnosis. Their final journey to George’s home town is hindered by their car breaking down in a ferocious storm, just outside the gates of an old hotel, the Borderland. This hotel has all the elements of “don’t go there or you won’t come out,” but George and Jason have no choice. George is sick and needs looking after.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Five Minute Teaser Tutorial




Okay, so I know there are tutorials for doing book teasers across the net. Some of them are quite involved, with videos and long posts and lots of graphics, but this is just a very short version. Not even a tutorial really. Just, this is what I’ve learned so far. I’m passing it on because I hope it will be helpful. 

1. They shouldn’t cost anything, but make sure you're not using someone else's image without permission. The Shutterstock package I use is for 12 downloads a year at approx £39, and that works for me. You may find a site with royalty-free images for less than that, but that’s what I use. 

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Hearts Ablaze by A.D. Ellis - Feature and Competition


I'm delighted to feature Hearts Ablaze by A D Ellis. I'm reading the book at the moment and it's a lovely, light romance (so far!) My review will come in the next post. In the meantime, scroll down for a chance to win a $20 Amazon voucher, and scroll right to the end to read an exclusive extract from this enchanting book!

A.D. Ellis has a new contemporary MM romance out: "Hearts Ablaze."

Chase Steele and Xander Copperfield are down on their luck, as similar as they are different, and ready for a love they didn’t even realize they’d been waiting on their whole lives.

With two gorgeous “tough guys” discovering and exploring their true selves, Hearts Ablaze is a steamy, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, bisexual awakening romance.

*This is the first book in the Forged in the City series.*

Book Review - Hearts Ablaze by A.D. Ellis

I seem to be OD'ing on romance novels over the past few weeks, and it was a pleasure to join in with A D Ellis's blog tour and have the chance to read her new novel, Hearts Ablaze, the first book of the Forged In the City series.

The book was an easy read, with engaging characters and a standard romance plot. Chase and Xander are carved straight out of a Hallmark movie (if Hallmark did bisexual/MM romances) and are sweet and endearing. There is a lovely secondary character called Ginny, who has terminal cancer, and a rough diamond biker/mechanic who gives Xan a lucky break. 

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