2019 is upon us, but 2018 is not forgotten. And more specifically: the books I read are not (entirely) forgotten.
Today I’m going to share with you the ones that left the biggest impression on me: my favorites and some honorable mentions. There are a couple of rules to my lists though:
- These are books that I’ve read in 2018, but didn’t necessarily come out that year (most did though).
- Only one book per author per list, however, I will include one of the authors in both lists. If you follow my reviews, I’m sure you can guess which author will be present in both places, although I’ve reviewed so many of her books (seven, actually) this year, that you might not be able to guess which two titles are going to be featured into this post.
And now, in the order in which I’ve posted my reviews, starting with the oldest one…
My Favorite Reads of 2018: Continue reading
Today, I’m going to share with you a teaser from J.R. Gray’s recent release – Forsaken, but first: a little bit about the book. Also, don’t forget to check out the giveaway; I’ve posted the link below.
Forsaken by J.R. Gray
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Length: 72,000 words
Themes and Genres: Contemporary M/M Romance, religion
Blurb: Continue reading
And If I Fall* by Robin Reardon
(*previously published under the title The Revelations of Jude Connor)
Themes & Genres: Gay Fiction, Psychological, religion, coming of age
Jude Connor’s rural Idaho hometown is a place of strong values and high expectations. For those who fit into the local church’s narrow confines, there’s support and fellowship. For those who don’t, there’s ostracism in this life and damnation in the next.
Jude wants desperately to be saved Continue reading
I’ve reviewed a total of thirty-five novels and short stories in 2017 – some of them came out that year, some are a bit older – and today I’m going to share my eight favorites with you. They are in the order of which I’ve posted their reviews. That’s why we are starting with…
Broken – Beautiful Monsters, Book III by Jex Lane
Genres: Fantasy, LGBT Literature
WARNING: Mature Content
Vampire. Incubus. Demigod. Weapon Continue reading
Throwing Stones by Robin Reardon
Themes & Genres: LGBTQ, YA/NA, family, religion, acceptance
Something is drawing seventeen-year-old Jesse Bryce toward the community of Pagans who live in “the village,” just outside his rural Oklahoma town. Maybe it’s that he has a crush on Griffin Holyoke, a tall, dark-haired boy with a tree tattooed all up his back. Or maybe it’s that the Pagans accept Jesse for who he is, unlike his family—or his church, where he hears that being gay is a sin Continue reading
It’s the first Sunday of the month, so here’s my To Review list. I have not one, not two, but FOUR books to talk with you about this December!
Three are Fiction (two novels and a short story), and one is a guide. So, which are they?
Junkyard Heart – Porthkennack, Book 7
Note: The books follow different couples so you could read this one even if you haven’t read Books 1-6 Continue reading
So your main character or someone close to them is an ethnical or religious minority? Oh, they are also gay? That’s good; you have diversity in your book… Or do you? Continue reading