Romance review: Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Sutphin BoulevardSutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell

Published by: Dreamspinner Press

Format: Kindle ARC

Genre: M/M Romance

Reviewed by: Judith

Rating: Get it, drool over it, love it.  One of my top reads of 2015.

 

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Book Reveal: Charmed & Dangerous Anthology, 10 Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

What do you get when you combine the talents of Jordan C Price, KJ Charles, Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, Ginn Hale, Astrid Amara, Lou Harper, Jordan L Hawk, Nicole Kimberling, and Andrea Speed?

That’s right! A hot new paranormal romance anthology out August 25th. Take a peek here (after the jump) at the latest offering from the top names in gay romance and get ready to be teased! Introducing…

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I Love YA Fiction is now Binge on Books plus a HUGE Book Giveaway!

In case you hadn’t noticed, I Love YA Fiction is looking a little…different? Unusual? Completely not the same at all? Whatever word(s) you choose, it’s true! There’s been a complete site overhaul and now you’re looking at the new, improved, gloriously, more aptly named: BINGE ON BOOKS!

*throws confetti* *shouts* *plasters a big smile on and opens arms wide to all the guests* Welcome to the new site! We’re still just as cool and fun as before but now we can more comfortably talk about the books and book news that you enjoy. It’s a win for everyone! And you know what I have to do whenever there’s big news on the site…

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YA Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Published by: Simon and Schuster

Format: Paperback

Genre: YA

Reviewed by: Judith

Score: all of the stars ever given anywhere, ever

If you’re here on I Love YA Fiction, you more than likely know that I…well, I love YA fiction. Really love it. I love the character development, the moment of self-awareness, the deepening maturity and the subtle change from child to adult. It’s a heady mix and beautiful to read. Only problem? I read so much of it over the last three years that it all got rather tired and monotonous; the dreaded B word cropped up quite a lot whenever I talked about books. You all know the B word, right? It’s the kiss of death for authors and reads alike: BORING. That’s right. All the YA books I read were just boring.

So when a friend suggested I give Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe a shot, I was skeptical and ready to be bored bored bored.

But ya know what? I was wrong wrong wrong! This book is outstanding! It’s all the best parts of YA with none of the BS. And if you’re anything like me, it’ll hook you just as quickly…

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Exclusive Excerpt #2 for Roan Parrish’s In the Middle of Somewhere

Today, I’ve got another gorgeous and sexy exclusive excerpt for the highly-anticipated In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish.

This one is so hot, I have to smack a warning label on it: there’s cursing, there’s sexy innuendo, there’s definitely nothing in here you should be looking at if you’re under 18. If you are, don’t go any further! I MEAN IT! (seriously, if you’re under 18 stop here, ‘kay?)

So without further ado…

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An Interview with Alexis Hall, Author of For Real and Glitterland

Last week, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Alexis Hall, romance author whose latest work, For Real, came out June 1st from Riptide Publishing. We chatted about this, his other works, queer lit, and the deep bowels of London, amongst others.

For Real by Alexis HallFor Real:

Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission.

Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable.  Everything Laurie can’t remember being.

Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love.

The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won’t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have—no matter how right it feels—can’t last. It can’t mean anything.

It can’t be real.

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Exclusive Excerpt #1 for In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

I have a treat for you.

I know, I know, you’re all agog: what can it be? WHAT CAN IT BE?!

Only the sweetest, most sexy, most literary treat you’ve had in a while. Today I have an exclusive sneak peek at Roan Parrish’s In the Middle of Somewhere. It’s the first of several and believe me, you will only want more cause Roan? Man, can she write.

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NA Review: The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins

Girl Next Door artThe Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins

Published by: Samhain Publishing

Format: Kindle ARC

Genre: Romance

Reviewed by: Judith

Score: 10/10

People. Hands to yourselves and take one big step back: I have a new book boyfriend and he is off limits.

No really, while I may have shared in the past, this time I mean it.

Cash is mine.

We first met him in Off Campus and were given hints at how truly amazing he could be. But in The Girl Next Door, he proves hands down why he’s practically perfect (for me) in every way. He’s that jock with a heart of gold willing to play the lovable goof to spare someone pain; the sexy and extremely open minded hottie willing to try anything once and break all barriers in the bedroom; the dude who will give up a job and a home and a sweet life handed to him by his parents in order to mold himself into something self-made and worthwhile. He’s well…he’s Cash and no matter what some people might contend, he is ALL mine.

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Book Reveal: In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

ROAN PARRISH.

Name ring any bells? No?

Well, I can promise: you will know it soon enough cause this author’s debut novel, In the Middle of Somewhere, is one of the most effortlessly nuanced, effortlessly beautiful, and oh-so effortlessly sexy stories I’ve read. EVER. You will find yourself reading and rereading entire chapters as much for the naughty bits as for the beautiful language and unique plot. Roan has crafted a gorgeous book and I’m thrilled to share the cover and blurb with you. Ready for it? Ok, get ready for hot…

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Old School Review of Poppy Z Brite’s Lost Souls

LostLost Souls Souls by Poppy Z Brite

Published by: Dell

Format: Paperback

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Horror

Reviewed by: Judith and Santino

Score: We didn’t bother!

[Warning] Lots of spoilers for this one…and we get wordy…

We’ve all been there: you read a book a few years back and now, brimming over with nostalgia and love for all those half-forgotten scenes you want to whip that book out and reread it.

But maybe…you’re a little trepidatious?You remember something about dirty hot vampires who liked to rip out throats and play at being rock stars. You remember a pervading sense of horror as humans and half humans and creatures of the night vie for top billing as the creepiest character. You remember one particular scene so grotesque that it’s literally haunted you FOR YEARS and that’s when you think, “Man, what this reread really needs is a buddy. Stat.”

So I found myself one…and oh yeah, it’s author Santino Hassell.

Santino and I set out to read Poppy Z Brite’s Lost Souls over the course of a week. We each pulled out our battered and tattered paperbacks from our sad emo childhoods and set to work. The result? For two people who had adored this particular read as teens, we had two rather different takes as adults…

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