T.A. Webb – Author Spotlight

When I was new to reading M/M fiction, I would read reviews and chat with friends about books they enjoyed and recommended.  One day while searching Amazon, I noticed a reviewer named Tom W. that had reviewed many of the books I was looking at.  I enjoyed his reviews and found his blog, A Bear on Books.  His reviews were very helpful and eventually I got the courage to tell him so.  Not only did he write wonderful reviews, he was a kind, gracious man, easy to chat with, and an aspiring writer.  I was so excited and couldn’t wait for his book to be published.  The first book I read by him was Deep Blues Goodbye, a collaboration with author Laura Harner.Deep Blues Goodbye Laura harnet, T.A. Webb

Blurb: The world might not have been ready for vampires when NOPD Detective Travis Boudreaux had the bad taste to sit up at his own funeral, but two years later, the new cause célèbre is civil rights for preternatural beings and most humans are on the bandwagon. Except whoever is killing vampires and wannabes.

Detective Sam Garrett hates all things preternatural. Having your undead partner try to make you his first meal will do that to a guy. One final screw-up gets Sam banished to the Paranormal Criminal Investigations Unit—the Odd Squad—under the oversight of Detective Danny Burkette.

Now it’s up to Burkette to work with Garrett by day and Boudreaux by night as they follow a trail of clues that leads from the historic cemeteries of New Orleans to the bayous of southern Louisiana. Under the all-too-interested gaze of a Master vampire and the local werewolf pack Alpha, they discover some lessons in life—and death—take longer to learn…and not all second chances are created equal.

Warning: This is an erotic urban fantasy. In this series the vampires don’t sparkle, werewolves kill, and the men sometimes have sex. With each other.

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Then Tom released Second Chances. ❤

Secon Chances Cover T.A. webb Title: Second Chances
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Friends to Lovers
Published: October 17, 2012
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Blurb: Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.Amazon buy

You can find my review here:Goodreads-Review-ButtonThe next book I read was one of those unforgettable, touching stories that will stay with me for a long time,  I loved it.
Let's Hear it for the Boy by T.A. webb

Title: Let’s Hear It For The Boy Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Published: March 20th 2013
Pages/Word Count: 46 Pages
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Blurb: Auntie Social is the biggest, baddest drag queen in Atlanta—she knows what she wants and she gets it. She’s tough, merciless, and top dog. That’s what Paul Stewart, reporter for the Journal, had heard, and all he expects when he’s assigned to interview the legend.. But nobody really knows the person behind the make-up.

What if…what if the person behind the sarcasm and music was more than just a man in a dress? What happened in his life that, thirty years later, made him a successful CEO, a philanthropist, and a legend in the gay community? Thirty years and almost a million dollars raised for people living with HIV/AIDs, yet still no one knows the real story.

Until one night, one man breaks through the shell, and Matthew Trammell—Auntie Social—opens the door he closed many years ago and lets his secrets spill out.

Pain is like rain, it covers your skin and soaks in bone-deep, but it eventually recedes and allows fresh things to grow.
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Then there is the free story from the Love Has No Boundaries series:

Love on a Wing and A Prayer by T.A. WebbTitle: Love On A Wing and A Prayer
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Military Men
Published: November 25th 2013
Pages/Word Count: 38 Pages
Rating: 5.0  Stars
Blurb: Dear Author,

Even with the repeal of DADT, it is not commonly known that I am gay. Living on an aircraft carrier, surrounded by so many men in such close quarters, I worry that if my sexuality is known, most of them will subscribe to the narrow thinking that I am attracted to all of them. But there is one who has caught my eye and driven my senses into overload. The problem is that he is a fellow pilot. I don’t want to cause any issues in our working environment, and I don’t even know if he is gay, but I am drawn to him and cannot stop thinking about him. What I wouldn’t give for a stolen night together, but I long for even more than that because I am attracted to his personality, sense of humor, and strength of character as much as I am attracted to his physicality.

And then one day, his co-pilot gets sick, and I am told to fly with him. Will this time together possibly lead to something? I can’t help but hope that it does.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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and :

The Broken road Cafe Book 1 by T.A. WebbTitle: The Broken Road Cafe No.1
Author: T. A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Published: November 3rd 2013
Pages/Word Count: 143 Pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Blurb: What happens when you get everything you’ve worked for, only to discover it’s not what you really want?

Dan O’Leary worked night and day to finish law school, join a top firm and make partner, all before the age of 35. He’s found a man who swept him off his feet. And his best friend of twenty years has his back.

Then, one awful day it all comes crashing down around his ears.

Making a fresh start, Dan meets the people of Blue Ridge, Georgia, including Chief of Police Nick Oliver, and, perhaps, finds a new home. But danger from his old life follows him and puts not only his life, but that of his new friends, at risk.
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There is a new book in this series available here:

Brother’s In Arms (The Broken Road Cafe #2)

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This list is by no means all inclusive.  Mr. Webb has many more books and series available and you can find a list of them here: Goodreads-Review-ButtonHappy Reading,

Melyna

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Review of Project Fierce Chicago

projectfierce Title: Project Fierce Chicago
Authors: Caitlin Ricci, Alessandra Ebulu, Andrea Speed, Dianne Hartsock, C.J. Anthony, Leta Hutchins, Sophie Bonaste, Jana Denardo , Rin Sparrow, Blaine D. Arden, Layla M. Weir, Kayla Bain-Vrba, Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas, B. Snow, Kenzie Cade, Talya Andor, Lor Rose, Aeris, Vicktor Alexander
Publisher: Less Than Three Press LLC
Genre: GLBT, contemporary, supernatural, shifter, fantasy, science fiction
Published: July 16th, 2014
Pages/Word Count: 592 pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb:
Nobody deserves to be without a home. In collaboration with several authors, Less Than Three Press offers up an anthology of stories about young people who find that home and family are not always where you expect to find them.
All proceeds from this charity anthology will be donated to Project Fierce Chicago.
Project Fierce Chicago’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing affirming, no-cost transitional housing and comprehensive support services to homeless LGBTQ young adults. PFC also aims to encourage community-building and civic engagement through cooperative living and youth leadership development.

Review:
I love it when authors get together and create these wonderful anthologies. As a reader, I get to sample the talents of authors I may have not read before and I can help out too. This anthology is filled with twenty stories covering various genres; contemporary, science fiction, shifter, fantasy, and supernatural.
Overall I enjoyed all of the stories.
Some of my favorites are Socks by Caitlin Ricci, Pretty Boy and Frankie by C.J. Anthony; Blood is Thicker Than Water by Leta Hutchins, Hearth & Home by B. Snow, Finding Home by Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas and Castle on a Cloud by Talya Andor.

If you enjoy finding new authors while supporting a great cause, check out Project Fierce Chicago.

Alex by Caitlin Ricci
The anthology starts with Alex by Caitlin Ricci. This story has a contemporary setting. It is about a young counselor that works at the Trinity House, a place for homeless GLBT youth. On his way to work one day he sees a youth in an alley that looks like they could use some help. After much convincing he gets them to follow him to the center. When filling out the information they refuse to give a name and Alex calls them Socks. It was odd reading a story with gender neutral pronouns throughout for the found youth, but made sense when the youth did not give any indication of how they identified themselves. It was a sweet story with a hopeful ending.

Redemption by Alessandra Ebulu
This is another story with a contemporary setting. The story is about Samuel Jarvis, who runs a Rehabilitation House, the boys in his care, and his ex. The boys under his care have once again ended up before the judge. Unfortunately the attorney for the court is his ex, Thane Waxen. They do not get along well in court and the Judge comes up with a creative way to work things out. He decides that Samuel and Thane must take on a new boy, Rick Crowell for six months, together, and then it will be decided if Samuel can continue his Rehabilitation house. It is an interesting story, laced with humor while addressing the serious topic of abuse. This does have a happy ending.

Still Life By Andrea Speed
This is a fantasy story in a contemporary setting. Mina is on the streets. She has heard stories of a place to stay on Baker Avenue. When she gets there she finds an old warehouse and is wary but decides to look around. What she finds is a beautiful mural that is more than it appears.

Sammy by Dianne Hartsock
A contemporary story involving a lonely young man named John. John is an accountant that volunteers at a homeless shelter. He passes by a bridge on his way to the shelter where a group of people hang out. Here he meets Sammy, a beautiful young man that works as a prostitute. John is very attracted to Sammy and meets with him occasionally. He also worries about him. One night John comes across Sammy on his way home and it is obvious Sammy has been roughed up. John takes Sammy home with him hoping to be his friend and help in some way. This is a hurt/comfort story. Sammy is a bright spot even when his life is bleak. He never knows if he will have a place to stay and until he meets John, thinks there are no alternatives to his current situation. This was an enjoyable story with a hopeful ending.

Pretty Boy and Frankie by C.J. Anthony
This is one of my favorite stories. Connor is a senior at Loyola Academy and all of the students are required to perform community service. Connor is assigned the Sunshine Center. He dreads this as it is a shelter for GLBT youth and Connor is afraid of what the other students will say. He is gay but has not told anyone. When he gets there he meets Frankie. Frankie immediately dislikes Connor’s rich boy look and starts calling him Pretty Boy. I loved the way the story moves us through Connors experience working at the shelter, the lives of some of the youth there and the relationship between Connor and Frankie. Sweet and romantic.

Blood is Thicker Than Water by Leta Hutchins
This is a contemporary story about a young woman named Bobbi that has been in foster care, moving from family to family for years. She is lesbian and refuses to hide who she is which has not always worked out with some of her foster families. With this background, she is understandably wary of her new foster home. Ben and Marie Carter have never been foster parents before, but have raised two daughters of their own. Although not a working farm, they have a variety of animals and part of Bobbi’s chores is taking care of them. Her favorite is a donkey named George. I really loved the way we get to know Ben, Marie and their family. I thought Bobbi’s fear and acting out was portrayed realistically, especially with her life experiences. This is a touching story that is sweet with a happy ending despite some events that occur.

A Mysterious Savior by Sophie Bonaste
Dylan is homeless and has reached the point of despair. When he decides that committing suicide is preferable to living, a mysterious stranger appears and offers him an alternative. The man takes Dylan to get something to eat and tells him about a place for homeless GLBT youth. – House of Pride. Dylan’s story is sad and unfortunately, not uncommon. The ending felt hopeful for a new beginning for Dylan.

Nothing but Himself by Jana Denardo
This story has a supernatural contemporary setting. Strange lives with his grandmother. She is not your typical grandmother, she runs a brothel in a hotel across the street and when there is a light on in her house, it is a sign that she is “busy” and Strange should stay away. When he is there, she puts him to work at the brothel and if he refuses, the consequences are painful. He tries to stay away most of the time anyway, even sleeping in the cemetery next to the house. When Strange witnesses a murder by a supernatural creature, he meets Detectives Priddy and Greenleaf. They both work with a division that investigates supernatural crimes. Detective Greenleaf not only works with Priddy but is also a Bwbach, which is described as the Welsh version of a Brownie. Greenleaf has been with the Priddy family for a very long time. This story was an interesting take on what homeless or abused youth face. It had its light moments and left this reader feeling hopeful that things would turn around for Strange.

Safe Harbor by Rin Sparrow
The world in which this story is set has vampires in place of homeless youth. It is a world in which Vampires are shunned, thought of as lesser beings and can lose their job if someone finds out their true nature. When Nick, a homeless vampire, turns to the Safe harbor clinic for help, he meets Elliot, a human volunteer that works at the shelter. Nick is attracted to Elliot but fears he is going to be used to satisfy a curiosity. Elliot is attracted to Nick as well, but his actions are misinterpreted and Nick disappears without saying anything to him. There is miscommunication and Elliot hopes to see Nick again to find out what went wrong. The story is not as much about the homeless but how society views those they perceive as different. Hopeful ending.

Map to Bogrive by Blaine D. Arden
This story has a fantasy setting. It involves two countries at war. One is home of the Keysents, a people that envy the magical abilities of the Oranians. The Oranians have a special connection to the earth and her flora and fauna. After an attack on Ruari’s home (a Oranian) , he flees with his remaining siblings and a map given to him by his father. The map is to take them to Bogrive, where a man called Ephraim Debucchi will be able to help them. The story chronicles their passage and what they discover when they reach Bogrive.

Time Thieves by Layla M. Weir
This story has a science fiction setting . The main characters Rogan and Ethan keep meeting at various times in their lives, sometimes the past for one and the future for the other. It is an interesting story involving these two men, and the strife both of them have endured at various points in time. With each encounter they learn more about each other. When it seems like they will never meet at the right time an event occurs that provides them a chance at love and maybe even having a home.

Turning Around by Kayla Bain-Vrba
This has a contemporary setting. I found this story the most disturbing. I think because this situation could happen and the fears of the parties involved did not fit the all light and love romance story. Aaron and Zayne love each other. Simple, right? Not even. Aaron still lives at home, is comfortable with that security, works in a doctor’s office and although he loves his boyfriend Zayne, there are hurdles to overcome that he fears will be too much. Zayne had a promising future, star football player, college was in his future until the parents of his girlfriend come home unexpectedly and find them having sex. It did not matter that they had been having sex for a year, Zayne had just turned eighteen and his girlfriend was still seventeen – for four more months. Her parents pressed charges and now this young man is labeled as a sex offender. He can’t get a job or an apartment because no one sees anything but that. This story was hard. I wanted Aaron to be more supportive of Zayne but I could see just how difficult it could be for these two young men. The story does have a hopeful ending.

Finding Home by Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas
This story has a contemporary setting. Alejandro is in high school hell. Openly gay, overweight, he gets bullied by a group of jocks on a regular basis until one day Skylar takes up for him. Skylar is handsome, has dyed blue hair and is a jock too. What everyone doesn’t know about Skylar is he has recently become homeless. His parents kicked him out when they found out he was gay. This is a heartwarming story about the journey these two young men travel as they become friends. Alejandro’s family are wonderful and accepting and I love the way they embrace Skylar as one of their own. A beautiful story about acceptance and the family we choose.

Hearth & Home by B. Snow ❤
Hearth & Home is a fantasy story with a unique retelling of the Cinderella story. Natasha is seventeen and living in her father’s home with her awful stepmother and step sisters. Her father died and the only thing she has left is the home that was theirs. When Prince James announces he is having a ball to meet all the eligible young ladies in the kingdom, Natasha is forced to attend even though she has no interest in meeting the prince. Even though she enjoyed her dance with the prince, her attention is caught by a young woman named Amelia, who Natasha assumes is a lady in waiting. Just as they are getting to know one another, she has to leave and accidentally swaps shoes with her friend Ella who is hurrying away from the ball before midnight. (I love this) When they try to fit her with the shoes, she tells them who it really belongs to. Her step mother is outraged and in the argument, Natasha reveals her attraction to women, not men. Her step mother kicks her out and she finds out how hard it is to live on the street, how invisible people become to others and how cruel they can be. When all looks lost, she helps a person and gets a second chance. This was a wonderful re-telling of a classic fairy tale with a twist. Very nice addition to an anthology benefiting homeless GLBT youth.

Never Leave by Kenzie Cade
This a contemporary story filled with misunderstandings and lack of communication. When Matthew was younger, he was picked on and beaten by bullies for being gay. His best friend Tony has a big brother named Jake that tried to protect him. When Jake expresses his feeling for Matty with a kiss that is witnessed by Tony, Matthew runs off to college in another city and refuses to communicate with Jake or Tony, thinking Tony will hate him. Years later they meet again, but will Jake be able to win Matthews trust in how he feels?

Castle on a Cloud by Talya Andor
This story is another with a fantasy setting. It is also reminds me of a re-telling of the Little Matchstick Girl story. The story had so many interesting elements. Jant Keed is kicked out of his home after his older brother dies. His aspect (magic) is the ability to create fire. He travels to Skyrill during a festival hoping to sell his tinder orbs. Unfortunately the place is mostly deserted and Jant is freezing. One bright spot in his dreary life has been his occasional encounters with Feharad Bezuyt. Fehrad works for the LeVrie’s estate and even though he is a man of some importance, he is always kind to Jant and buys his tinder orbs, paying more than Jant asks. With no hope of selling his tinder orbs in the deserted town, Jant becomes desperate as the night grows colder and starts using his fire aspect to stay warm. One of the things that can happen when he breaks the tinder to gain warmth, is they can also allow one to see visions. This is a heartbreaking scene in which Jant’s life is played out before him as well as a vision of his older brother and one of Fehrad. All is not lost, as this does not end like the original Little Matchstick Girl. I enjoyed this one very much.

Crash Pad by Lor Rose
This is a shifter tale about a young wolf shifter that is beaten and left to die in another packs lands. Death is the usual punishment when another pack wanders into another’s territory without permission. When he is discovered by the pack’s son, he tells him he is just a pup. The rules are different when a shifter is underage; even though this young man is just barely underage he is spared death. Children are to be cared for and it is obvious the young shifter has been abused. This is an interesting romance that addresses some the hardships that LGBT youth can be subjected to.

Long Way Home by Aeris
This story has a contemporary setting. Alex and Edward met in college. The story is told from Alex’s POV and in flashbacks from his college days to events that have happened in his life and takes us through his and Edwards’s lifetime together to the present. A sweet story of finding love, home and family.

Esperanza by Vicktor Alexander
Wesley funk has been raised in a very conservative, religious household. He is in college now and enjoying the freedom it brings. He meets Devean and they fall in love. Devean is bisexual and has a daughter from a previous relationship who lives with him and his family. One big problem is Wesley’s family does not know he is gay. When an incident reveals this to his family, they try to force the demons out of him and it is a heartbreaking scene to read. Unfortunately, Wesley’s family also threatens to have Devean’s daughter taken away by accusing Wesley of suspected child abuse. They are a piece of work! This is a story that once again illustrates what people sometimes have to endure at the hands of those closed minded individuals. It is short and luckily has a happy ending which was somewhat unexpected and felt a little abrupt but was nice to have after all Wesley had endured.

Socks by Caitlin Ricci
I loved this story! This is a follow up to the first story in the anthology, Alex, by Caitlin Ricci. At the conclusion of Alex, we were left with Socks resting their head on the desk near Alex and Alex wanting to protect Socks from further pain. Now Socks is an adult, Doctor Trin, a child psychologist focusing on high risk youth, gangs and homeless youth. Trin has returned to Trinity house to see Alex and hopefully get answers to some questions that have long been unanswered. I really enjoyed the way this took us into the future, filled in the story and let Socks tell us about themselves. It left me with a huge smile on my face and a happy heart. Lovely story and a great ending to the anthology.

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Diego by Angel Martinez (Endangered Fae #2)

Diego CoverTitle: Diego (Endangered Fae #2)
Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M, Fantasy, Fae
Published: May 2nd 2014 by MLR Press (first published July 2nd 2009)
Pages/Word Count: 296 Pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Blurb:
Diego and Finn’s peaceful life in Montana shatters when Diego unwittingly rips a hole in the Veil to the Otherworld – mysterious prophecies, dying fae, hostile government agents, and there’s so much more that could still go wrong.

After defeating an evil wendigo, a man and his pooka lover deserve a little quiet. Unfortunately, Diego and Finn’s hard-won peace is disturbed when Diego, in a jealous rage, unwittingly rips a hole in the impenetrable Veil to the Otherworld.

Separated, stuck on the other side of the Veil where Finn has to face old conflicts and Diego is the only human in a land of fae, the two of them navigate rocky waters between huge egos and ancient feuds. Worse still, some of the fae are dying of a mysterious illness and everyone believes Diego is the key to a cure. Things can’t possibly get any worse, can they? Oh, yes – they can when the US government gets involved.

Review:
I adore Finn.  When I finished his book, I immediately picked up Diego.  I needed more Finn!  Don’t get me wrong, Diego is a wonderful character too.  He is Finn’s soul mate and he takes good care of my Pooka.  In this installment our guys are settled in Montana, living a seemingly happy life together.  Diego travels a lot with his new found fame and worries about Finn being alone.  It is not apparent how much insecurity he is feeling until he returns home early one day and finds Finn in bed asleep with a woman wrapped in his arms.  Diego immediately thinks the worst and ignores Finn when he tries to explain.  In his rage he accidentally rips open the Veil between the human world and the Fae realm.  He wakes to find himself alone in a strange place, but only for a few moments, until he is whisked away to the Fae Queen, Danu.
Here our adventure begins as we are introduced to the fae, the landscape of their world, its inhabitants and politics.  Never fear, Finn is there too, just not with Diego.  In this part of the story, we get more background on Finn and his role in the Fae world.  We also see changes in Diego as his confidence in his magical abilities grows and he learns of his past lives with Finn and the fae.  We also learn that all is not well in the Fae realm and Diego seems to be the key to saving them.
The story moves between both worlds and all is well until the United States government gets involved.  Then things take a darker tone.  If you have read any of Ms Martinez books, you will find she can write happy and light as well as dark and torturous.  I admit that my heart was broken and bruised for a while there.  It is at times disturbing and graphic but well written and I could not put it down.  One bright spot in this section is meeting Zack, who is a great character and one we revisit in the next book, Semper Fae.
We also get to know some of the fae.  They are wonderful – rich and well developed.  I love Lugh, the Queens Champion, and the role he plays in Diego’s past. There is also Faolchú , (champion for Balor) the Fomorian King, Eithne (Balor’s daughter), and Nathir, Sionnach and Angus.  They all play major roles in the story.
I was at times frustrated at the lack of communication between Finn and Diego and their inability to trust one another.  I think it was more my wanting things to go one way and the characters having to find each other at their own pace.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  It was definitely darker than the first book but, never fear, it gets better and there is one scene at the end that involves a red plastic pen that I just loved.
4.5 stars

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M/M Historical Romance – Part Two.

I kept saying that I was not a historical romance reader.   Then my friends would recommend a book to me and I would read it and love it.  I quickly learned to never say never.  Historical Romance – Never Say Never

Today I am sharing an amazing list that my friend Dianne put together.  It includes some of her favorite M/M Historical Romance titles. I have added links to the Authors Goodreads page and also the book or series links on Goodreads.  I hope you enjoy it. Thank you Dianne for sharing this wonderful list!

Alex Beecroft: (all stand alones)The Wages of Sin Alex Beecroft
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1289325.Alex_Beecroft
The Wages of Sin
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7506746-the-wages-of-sin?from_search=true
Captain’s Surrender
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2995106-captain-s-surrender
False Colors (1762)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6381911-false-colors
The Reluctant Berserker                                                                 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18444428-the-reluctant-berserker

Lee Rowan:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/67473.Lee_Rowan
Royal Navy series
https://www.goodreads.com/series/41214-royal-navy
Tangled Web
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6432226-tangled-web

VB Kildaire:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2962362.V_B_Kildaire
(per Dianne: stand alone, dammit!!  I think she really liked this one)
The Desire for Dearborn
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6549935-the-desire-for-dearborne

Charlie Cochrane:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2727135.Charlie_Cochrane?from_search=true
Cambridge Fellows Series
https://www.goodreads.com/series/46460-cambridge-fellows

Kindred Hearts Rowan SpeedwellRowan Speedwell:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3497918.Rowan_Speedwell
Kindred Hearts
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11023754-kindred-hearts

 

Ruth Sims:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/405614.Ruth_Sims?from_search=true
Counterpoint: Dylan’s Story
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8489115-counterpoint

Tamara Allen:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2765359.Tamara_Allen
Whistling In The Dark
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6112351-whistling-in-the-dark
The Only Gold
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13570707-the-only-gold
Also recommended to me and by me:
If it ain't Love Tamara AllenIf it ain’t Love (I have read this one. <3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12430702-if-it-ain-t-love
Down Time
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13600507-downtime

 

 

Abigail Roux:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1122775.Abigail_Roux
According to Hoyle
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9968116-according-to-hoyle?from_search=true

Josh Lanyon:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/359194.Josh_Lanyon?from_search=true
(early twentieth century, stand alones – sequels planned for second two)
Out of the Blue Josh LanyonOut of the Blue
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6783298-out-of-the-blue?ac=1
Snowball in Hell (Doyle & Spain #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2390327.Snowball_in_Hell
This Rough Magic (A Shot in the dark #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10767732-this-rough-magic?from_search=true
The Dark Farewell
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7747038-the-dark-farewell?ac=1

KA Mitchell:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2746690.K_A_Mitchell
An Improper Holiday
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7133577-an-improper-holiday?from_search=true

Erastes:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/613682.Erastes?from_search=true
Standish
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1274827.Standish
Trangressions
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6387033-transgressions

Well Traveled Margaret MillsMargaret Mills:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/701229.Margaret_Mills
I Love both of these books!
Well Traveled (Gideon and Jedediah #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9547688-well-traveled?ac=1
Earth, Sun, Cedar and Sage (Gideon and Jedediah #2)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7265323-earth-and-sun-cedar-and-sage

Donald Hardy:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2916187.Donald_Hardy
Lovers Knot
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6432225-lover-s-knot?from_search=true

Maria McCann:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/158276.Maria_McCann?from_search=true
As Meat Loves Salt
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/271487.As_Meat_Loves_Salt

The Door Behind Us HouserJohn C. Houser:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3892509.John_C_Houser
The Door Behind Us
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18517813-the-door-behind-us?from_search=true

 

J.S. Cook:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7166437.J_S_Cook
Inspector Raft series
https://www.goodreads.com/series/58900-inspector-raft-mystery

Heidi Cullinan:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3173295.Heidi_Cullinan
A Private Gentleman
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13314897-a-private-gentleman?from_search=true

Jaime Craig:A Hidden Beauty by Jamie Craig
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/621283.Jamie_Craig
A Hidden Beauty
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5822260-a-hidden-beauty?from_search=true

 

JP Kenwood:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336442.J_P_Kenwood
Dominus
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21942532-dominus?from_search=true

Fae Sutherland and Marguerite Labbe
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1325722.Fae_Sutherland
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2489785.Marguerite_Labbe
The Gladiators Master
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12354504-the-gladiator-s-master?from_search=true

Sarah Granger:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6654009.Sarah_Granger
A Minor Inconvenience (Per Dianne: <3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18670544-a-minor-inconvenience?from_search=true

Kaje Harper:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4769304.Kaje_Harper
Into Deep Waters
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13639879-into-deep-waters?from_search=true

Eli Easton:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7020231.Eli_Easton
The Lion and the Crow
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17855574-the-lion-and-the-crow?from_search=true

Brothers of the Wild North Sea harper FoxHarper Fox:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4059028.Harper_Fox
Brothers of the Wild North Sea
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17433996-brothers-of-the-wild-north-sea?from_search=true

I have one other entry that Dianne loves that is set in the 70’s which you may or may not consider historical depending on whether you lived through that era or not. LOL

Julie Bozza
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4442817.Julie_Bozza
The Definite Albert J. Sterne
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16030818-the-definitive-albert-j-sterne?from_search=true

Happy Reading,

Melyna

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