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On this week’s What’s On My Kindle? Judith explores three books currently on her Kindle (plus a bonus fourth that eked its way on even though she’s reading it…in paper!) including: a gorgeously written M/M contemporary romance, a sexy contemporary F/F, a tease of a queer NA novel out in 2017, and a YA fantasy that is getting rave reviews now that the sequel is out.

Listen to the podcast now (What’s On My Kindle? is always 10 minutes or less!) No time now? All the books are listed after the podcast!

And as always, since I’m talking about books…there be spoilers!

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Want to know more about the books on this week’s What’s On My Kindle? Get them now!

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Everyday History by Alice Archer

Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert into a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. After months of persuasion, he scores a dinner date with Henry Normand that morphs into an intense weekend. The unexpected depth of their connection scares Ruben into fleeing.

Shy, cautious Henry, Ruben’s former high school history teacher, suspects he needs a wake-up call, and Ruben appears to be his siren. But when Ruben bolts, Henry is left struggling to find closure. Inspired by his conversations with Ruben, Henry begins to write articles about the memories stored in everyday objects. The articles seduce Ruben with details from their weekend together and trigger feelings too strong to avoid. As Henry’s snowballing fame takes him out of town and further out of touch, Ruben stretches to close the gaps that separate them.

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The Butch and The Beautiful by Kris Ripper

Jaq Cummings is a high school teacher who really wants a committed relationship—as long as it doesn’t keep her out late on school nights or interrupt Sunday mass with her dad. She is absolutely not about to fall for the hot-mess divorcée she hooks up with even if said hot mess pushes all her buttons. Jaq’s white knight days are over.

But one hookup with Hannah becomes two, then coffee, then more incredibly hot sex. And unlike most of Jaq’s exes, Hannah’s not looking for someone to come on strong. In fact, Hannah comes on plenty strong enough for both of them. But she’s just out of a disastrous marriage, she’s in the process of moving across the state, and Jaq can’t take a chance on yet another relationship where she defaults to being a caregiver instead of a partner.

Just when Jaq decides her relationship with Hannah is far too precarious, a crisis with a student reminds her of her priorities and makes it clear that sometimes, you have to take big risks to get what you really want.

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A teaser look at Abroad by Liz Jacobs

A New Adult LGBTQIA duology about a Russian-American immigrant who goes to study abroad in England for his junior year in college. The book deals with themes of love and identity, race and ethnicity, feeling like a stranger in a strange land or like a stranger in the land where you belong.

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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
 
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
 
When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

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Judith is the curator of Binge on Books. You can hear more of her in her monthly podcast, Author Chatas well as her reviews on the site.

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