Category Archives: reviews

Five Hearts for Fringes; USA Today mentions Playing Ball

A couple of cool things to note today! MM Good Book Reviews has given my scifi erotica short “Fringes” an awesome “5 Hearts” review! A snippet:

Holy hell, this was such a fun read! Jace and Tal definitely love each other and they do not suffer from performance anxiety. I especially loved the nice little twist at the end. If you are in the mood for something quick and sexy, this is the book for you. Smokin’ Hot!

Thanks, Tams! [Buy “Fringes” here]

And a very cool mention. USA Today‘s Happily Ever After blog gave Playing Ball a mention in its list of new romance releases. I love that they cover LGBT romance right along with all other types of pairings, and I’m thrilled to see us turn up on their list! [Pre-order Playing Ball here]

Elisa Reviews Accidental Love

Dashing in after a weekend away to link to the lovely review Elisa Rolle gave my college-boys novella Accidental Love. A snippet:

Another point I liked is that these guys are romantic at heart, they want love and roses, boyfriend and kisses; sure the sex is good, but that is not what they will bring back, and along, into their life. I can imagine these two in 40 years still being together, and happy.

Thanks, Elisa! 🙂

Serena Yates at QMO Books Reviews Accidental Love

Another lovely review! Serena Yates is doing a great job with QMO Books, keeping the book review section of the former Queer Magazine Online going, and she had some very nice things to say about Accidental Love. A snippet:

Not all the issues get solved by the end of the story. There are some real issues remaining, mainly for Greg, who is scared of falling back into old habits. But I liked the way they decide to face whatever comes their way together–that’s the whole point about a working relationship.

Thanks, Serena!

Jenre Reviews Accidental Love

Jenre gave my college-roommates novella Accidental Love a very lovely review today! A snippet:

There’s lots of emotion, yes, but the tone of the story, thanks the breezy writing and lighthearted feel, remains easy to read and not at all overwhelming. … It’s high on the emotional content with lots of simmering lust in the background. Great stuff and a recommended read with a grade of ‘Excellent’.

Thanks, Jenre! 🙂

Brief Encounters Reviews Accidental Love

Tam at Brief Encounters gave a lovely B review to my college-roommates novella Accidental Love. A snippet:

It’s not overly angsty, nor is it overly plot driven. It’s two guys, who despite sharing a small dorm room, finally take the time to get to know who the other is, and over a couple of weeks have to decide if they want to make some changes in their lives.

Thanks, Tam! 🙂

A Free Read, A 5-Star Review, and A Pretty Pretty Picture

While I’m waiting to hear back from the mechanic about car repairs (my car has sprung an oil leak), a few housekeeping notes:

My m/m short “Christening,” part of the Dreamspinner Press Halloween Howl promotion, can be downloaded here, if you haven’t located it on your own yet. 🙂

Musings of a Bookworm gave Sand & Water a lovely 5-star review. A snippet: If you like reading a story about the human condition this is the book for you. It is gentle and stunning and you won’t regret the journey.

And finally, I have beautiful cover art by Reese Dante for my short “In From the Cold,” part of Silver Publishing’s Dreaming of a White Christmas set:

 Oh myyyyy, that’s one blue eye!

(The blurb for the story: When Jeff Young walks into the rural Georgia lodge Neal Owens runs, he’s just looking for a room to escape a frigid December night. What he ends up finding is a new friend, a lover, and maybe more, all wrapped up in one hot package.)

Brief Encounters Reviews “Chicago”

Thanks to Tam at Brief Encounters Reviews for her very nice review of “Chicago“! Glad you enjoyed reading. 🙂

 

 

Amos Lassen Reviews Never Say Never

A lovely review from Amos Lassen for the Never Say Never anthology, which includes my story “Stripped.” A snippet:

You cannot help but love the characters and the story is very well-written. It is interesting to “eavesdrop” on two men who come together for the first time.

Thanks to Amos, and also to fellow author Xavier Axelson for sending me the link!

Out in Print reviews “Stripped”

An awesome review for “Stripped” at OutInPrint as part of a review of the Never Say Never anthology. A snippet:

The story, which is well written, has emotion, a touch of romance, and some great sex. I’ve not seen other stories by Shae, but after reading this, I’ll be looking for more from this author.

Thanks, guys! (And thanks to Xavier for the heads up!)

4 Kisses for Never Say Never

Michele at Michele ‘n Lisa Reviews gave the Never Say Never anthology 4 Kisses and had some great things to say about my contribution, “Stripped.” A little snippet:

Just wait till you get to the hotel scene. Holy Hot Cakes! Grab your ice water first.

Thanks, Michele! 🙂