What I Think about the Working Stiffs Anthology (Book Review)

It’s one of those rare occasions when I’m reviewing an anthology. This time, I’m going to do it a little bit differently: I’m going to start off with my usual format – blurb and basic info – and end with the buy links. The middle is what will change. First, I’m going to tell you my opinion on the anthology as a whole, then I’m going to give you the blurb to each story and share with you – briefly, in a couple of sentences – what I think of each short. Each story will also have its own individual rating.

Let’s get started!

Working Stiffs MM Vampire Romance Anthology

Authors: Lyra Evans, H.L Day, Megs Pritchard, Roberta Blablanski, Sadie Jay, Mel Gough, AJ Sherwood, Crystel Greene, Eliott Griffen, Tanya Chris, R.J. Sorrento, K. Evan Coles, Edie Montreux

Themes and genres: LGBT, MM, Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy/Paranormal, vampires, anthologies

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Not all vampires are idly rich. Some of them have day jobs. Er, night jobs Continue reading

What I Think about Falling for My Roommate by Garrett Leigh (Book Review and GIVEAWAY)

Falling for My Roommate by Garrett Leigh

Falling for My Roommate (standalone)*

*Note: One of the main characters – Micah, popped up a couple of times in Garrett’s Lucky series, but you can read this book without having read that series

Cover design: Black Jazz Design

Themes and genres: LGBT Contemporary Romance, gay, bisexual, friends to lovers, roommates, angst, recovery

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Falling for his roommate gives ex footballer Micah the second chance he deserves, and what could be better than loving your best friend? Continue reading

What I Think about Half-Light by Matt Doyle

Half-Light - The Cassie Tam Files, Book 5 by Matt Doyle

Half-Light The Cassie Tam Files, Book 5

Themes and genres: Sci-Fi Mystery, LGBT, lesbian, PI

Blurb:

With Angel Tanner, the android that runs California’s criminal underworld, pulling the strings, PI Cassie Tam finds herself thrust into a conflict with New Hopeland’s biggest and baddest. But working with the murderous AI may be the only way that Cassie can get to the bottom of her home’s greatest mystery: What is New Hopeland City? Continue reading

What I Think about Dangerous by Sara Cate

Dangerous - Wicked Hearts, Book 2 by Sara Cate

Dangerous – Wicked Hearts, Book 2*

Note: This book can be read as a standalone

Themes and genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, tattoo parlour, grief

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Welcome to Wicked Beach…

Murph

They call me dangerous.

Which is fine by me. It keeps everyone out Continue reading

What I Think about the Blue Boy Studio Box Set by Garrett Leigh

Bullet, Bones, Bold - Blue Boy Studio series by Garrett Leigh

Blue Boy Studio Book 1-3

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, hurt/comfort, friends to lovers, go-go dancers, porn stars

WARNING: Mature Content (in all three books)

Blurbs:

– BULLET

Levi is a power top with an alcoholic mother, and a chip on his shoulder. Sonny’s a dancer with attitude and the biggest heart. Their scene together is just another day at work until Levi realises he’s falling hard for the twink he used to hate. Enemies to lovers is inevitable Continue reading

What I Think about Shadows of the Past by Matt Doyle

Shadows of the Past - The Cassie Tam Files, Book 4 by Matt Doyle

Shadows of the Past – The Cassie Tam Files, Book 4

Themes and genres: LGBT, Sci-Fi, Mystery, crime, detectives, lesbian, novellas

Blurb:

Shadows of the Past is the new novella collection set in The Cassie Tam Files universe! Enjoy two new stories that follow PI Cassie Tam and her girlfriend Lori Redwood as they deal with the fallout from LV48 Continue reading

What I Think about Manners & Mannerisms by Tanya Chris

Manners & Mannerisms by Tanya Chris

Manners & Mannerisms (standalone)

Themes and genres: Adult MM Regency Romance, Historical Fiction

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Everyone in Highley eagerly anticipates the arrival of Reginald Abernathy, the new master of Albon Manor. Everyone, that is, except Lord William Bascomb. William knows he’ll be expected to woo Reginald’s sister, and he can’t summon the interest for it. But when the Abernathys arrive at last, William discovers he’s interested after all—in Reginald Continue reading

What I Think about How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter

Themes and genres: Non-fiction, writing advice

Blurb:

This book is for you! If you want a comprehensive and detailed guide on how to write a fiction novel. Chapter by chapter. Scene by scene. For every 25 chapters, I have added cheat sheets and exercises to create a meaningful story, one step at a time. I have also added in-depth articles with explanations based on my research and also based on reading hundreds of books, feedback from great mentors, and years studying the craft Continue reading

What I Think about Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh (Book Review and GIVEAWAY)

Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh

Hometown Christmas (standalone)

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, bi, friends to lovers, holiday romance, Christmas, ex military

Length: 40 000 words

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Yani Nicolaou is sworn off love for good. After fleeing a bad break-up in London, the only blood, sweat, and tears he has left are for his gyro stall at the Christmas market Continue reading

What I Think about Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie (Book Review and GIVEAWAY)

Taming Demons for Beginners - The Guild Codex Demonized, Book 1 by Annette Marie

Taming Demons for Beginners – The Guild Codex: Demonized, Book 1

Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, magic, demons

Blurb:

Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else Continue reading