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Review: Christmas Below Stairs – Ellie Thomas

Christmas Below Stairs - Ellie Thomas

Genre: Holiday, Historical LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon | Publisher | Kobo About The Book At the age of twenty-three, Joseph Paul has come a long way from an abandoned foundling to the dizzy heights of a position as a second footman in London’s Bedford Square. But Joseph doesn’t want to remain in service forever and harbours ambitions to be his own master. Eli Turner might have become a valet by his thirties, but he is weary of his profession and lacks direction. He can’t even summon the energy to seek out a new position in a more prestigious household. Under ordinary circumstances, working as servants… Continue Reading Review: Christmas Below Stairs – Ellie Thomas

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Review: Dark Horse – K. York

Dark Horse - K. York

Genre: Historical, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Daniel Barker’s seizures have made everyday life difficult, and they’re only getting worse. Affording treatment? Not easy when he’s limited in the jobs he can obtain. Body-snatching isn’t his preferred occupation, but with an employer like Henry Glass, he can’t complain. His life is held together by threads, and so the entrance of the charming, extroverted, gorgeous Theseus Blackthorn is the last thing Daniel needs to shake things up…so why can’t he stay away? Dark Horse is a novella and the second in The Resurrectionist series. The Review Daniel Barker survived a traumatic brain injury, which brought on… Continue Reading Review: Dark Horse – K. York

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Review: The Lighthouse Keeper – Liv Rancourt

The Lighthouse Keeper - Liv Rancourt

Genre: Historical, Victorian Gothic, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Twenty years ago, a thief stole the Ferox Cor, and now he’s dead. Vincent Fairchild, a witch with little power beyond his charm, is tasked with finding that dangerous magical object. He’s already been pruned from the family tree because “nice” people don’t possess even the lowest of magic. If he fails to return with the Ferox Cor, he’ll lose his place with the Witches’ Council. Determined not to be cast aside again, Vincent travels to the West Point lighthouse, where he learns that the Witches’ Council was mistaken. Martin Gallagher, the thief,… Continue Reading Review: The Lighthouse Keeper – Liv Rancourt

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Review: The Old Razzle Dazzle – Will Forrest

The Old Razzle Dazzle - Will Forrest

Genre: Victorian/Edwardian-era Historical Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Non-Binary Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Love is a tightrope walk ~ sometimes you can’t help but fall… Some men are born for the stage. Some are born for nothing at all. How Izzy rose from the gutter to the heights of fame is a story he tells to few. A story as strange as any he’s staged in his four decades on London’s West End. A story of love and loss, heartache and forgiveness, of wanting what you cannot have, of daring to do the impossible. When an idealistic young singer joins his theatre company, Izzy finds himself… Continue Reading Review: The Old Razzle Dazzle – Will Forrest

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Review: Just Love Enough – Will Forrest

Just Love Enough - Will Forrest

Genre: Romance, Historical, Victorian LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book He wasn’t looking for love. He only wanted a job… The sixth son of a family who’d have been better off with none, Izzy wants more than the miserable life he’s been granted. Living by his wits in the slums of Whitechapel, he’ll take any escape, committing to a life of sin and luxury at anotoriousLondon pleasure house where the rich and powerful come to be humbled by the very lowest.  Yet there’s one man from his grim past he can’t leave behind. His oldest friend Noel is moral, modest, and law-abiding—everything that Izzy… Continue Reading Review: Just Love Enough – Will Forrest

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Review: Death by Silver – Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

Death by Silver - Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy/Mystery LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Mystery, Murder and Magic… When his nemesis from schoolboy days hires metaphysician Ned Mathey to investigate his father’s murder, Ned turns to his friend and sometime lover, detective Julian Lynes, for help. Together, they must navigate a maze of deceit, danger, their painful past and, perhaps, a chance at a future together, in an Edwardian London as full of peril as it is with magic. Can they solve the mystery at the heart of the murder to forge a new kind of partnership or will the past and society’s disapproval send them off… Continue Reading Review: Death by Silver – Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

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Review: The Full Moon Chronicles: 1847 – K.D. Murphy

1847 - K.S. Murphy - Full Moon Chronicles

Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Erotic LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bisexual Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Smashwords About The Book Laurent Boudreaux, London’s Darling and most eligible bachelor in Town, should be down in the ballroom entertaining all the guests that have come to Greyside Manor to gain his favor and, perhaps, his affection. Instead, he’s hidden himself in the library to sulk the night away. Very impetuous behavior for a proper gentleman. Even worse for a vampire charged with the simple task of attracting dinner for his coven. Due to his immense fortune, obvious good looks, and charming personality, Laurent’s gained quite a coterie of admirers, and with his popularity growing… Continue Reading Review: The Full Moon Chronicles: 1847 – K.D. Murphy

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Review: The Pantomime Prince – Samantha SoRelle

The Pantomime Prince - Samantha SoRelle

Genre: Historical, Holiday LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Gloria, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book When Teddy agrees to pretend to be his famous sister and take her role in a Christmas panto, he thinks his largest problem is going to be fitting into the costume tights without making it very clear to the audience it’s a man playing the part. When flowers and letters start arriving at his dressing room from a secret admirer, he knows they’re actually meant for his sister, but he can’t help dreaming they’re for him. The whole thing has him so distracted that he crashes into the same man waiting outside the stage… Continue Reading Review: The Pantomime Prince – Samantha SoRelle

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REVIEW: Daring Duplicity – Edale Lane

Daring Duplicity

Genre: Mystery, Historical, Steampunk LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Solving mysteries is her business. Finding love is her dream. Will combining the two get her killed? Victorian Era England. Stetson revels in being unconventional. So when society shies away from her independent nature, the bold woman creates an imaginary boss and opens her own detective agency. And her keen observational skills, convincing disguises, and Holmesian methods quickly bring in a string of tough-to-crack cases. Struggling to squeeze a personal life in around a series of hazardous investigations, Stetson worries she’ll never find a woman of like-passions. But with her heart set on true… Continue Reading REVIEW: Daring Duplicity – Edale Lane

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REVIEW: Naughty Victorian Days – Bea St. Lea

Naughty Victorian Days - Bea St. Lea

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Humor, Historical, Erotic LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Tony Get It On Amazon About The Book What could make a woman weep forever? The inhabitants of the teeming city of Landan are readying for King Victor’s jubilee. But, away from the bunting and souvenir tea-towels, a conspiracy is brewing. People are killing themselves for no apparent reason. A man has gone missing. And Vividia Whistful, a rich heiress, is afflicted by a strange magic that has left her crying silently and ceaselessly. Daniel Gleason and William Bumard, two down-on-their-luck clerks, are drawn into this mess. Joined by streetwise prostitute Sally, and an orphaned servant known as… Continue Reading REVIEW: Naughty Victorian Days – Bea St. Lea