I would like to welcome my friend Dianne to Books, Coffee and Captured Moments. I am so excited to have her here. She always has great book recommendations and I have found some wonderful new to me books in her Throwback Thursday post. Dianne also reviews for the blog It’s About The Book. You can find her reviews here: Dianne.
Now, over to Dianne. 🙂
A big hello to fellow readers and coffee lovers! Earlier this year, I noticed that several new MM reader based groups were popping up on Facebook. This made me happy! As I watched the interaction on these pages, I realized many of the readers were new to the genre, and seemed to be missing out on great books from years past. With a desire to bring said books to more eyes, I started ‘Throwback Thursday, Book Style’ on my Facebook page, featuring two books each week, including reviews. I have been sharing these posts on several group pages, and am thrilled to now be sharing them here at Books, Coffee and Captured Moments. In the case of books that I have not personally reviewed, I have linked to reviews that capture my sentiments about the book. Whether you are new to MM, or are a long time fan, we hope you enjoy exploring these gems!
~ Happy reading!
First up: Untamed Heart by Ally Blue. This action packed, espionage type thriller features a pair of damaged main characters who turn out to be the best thing to happen to one another. A great set of plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat, and possibly screaming at my Kindle! 😀
Revenge can’t heal a wounded soul.When Leon Fisher finds his lover butchered in their bed, he does what any good assassin would do—he gets revenge. But killing the murderer doesn’t make the pain go away. Instead, it sends him on a vicious downward spiral into alcoholism and depression.
In a bid to force Leon to sober up and regain his edge, his mysterious employers—known only as “the organization”—send him to a private property in the wilds of Alaska. In the lush and remote Tongass National Forest, Leon encounters Grim, a strange but alluring young man who saves Leon’s life after a bear attack, then brings him to a cabin in the depths of the woods to recover.
Leon doesn’t expect to fall in love with this odd, subservient person, yet he can’t deny what he comes to feel for Grim. But Grim has a past he doesn’t talk about. A past just as dark and ugly as Leon’s. And both pasts are about to catch up with them.
I tapped Shira Anthony’s review to represent this one. *Don’t be worried about reading her “spoiler alert” section. 😉
Next up: Highfell Grimoires by Langley Hyde. This unique Steampunk/Fantasy is fast paced, fun, and full of surprises. The author has created a world of remarkable depth and a romance that overcomes the odds. Hang on for a wild and dangerous ride with Leofa and Neil. J
Title: Highfell Grimoires
Author: Langley Hyde
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Publication date: May 20, 2014
Blurb: Born to privilege, gifted in languages and spells, Neil Franklin has planned his brilliant future—from academic accolades to a proper marriage—and is intent upon upholding his family name and honor. The sudden death of his parents shatters all of that, leaving Neil and his younger sister beggared and orphaned.
When Neil’s estranged uncle offers him a bargain that will save him and his sister from debtor’s prison or exile, Neil eagerly agrees. Handing over the family grimoire as collateral for their debt, Neil devotes himself to working as a teacher for wayward youths at a charity school high in the clouds.
But Highfell Hall is not the charity Neil imagines it to be and the young men there aren’t training for the dull lives of city clerks. Amidst the roaring engines and within the icy stone halls, machinations and curious devices are at work. And one man, the rough and enigmatic Leofa, holds the key to the desire that Neil has fled from all his life and a magic as dangerous as treason.
Whit’s review mirrors my thoughts on this one.
*The author has a free coda available here: http://www.langleyhyde.com/holiday-coda-a-present-conspiracy/