Title: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose & Thorne, book 1)
Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Genre: M-M Romance
Length: 138 pages
Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.
Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?
Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!
The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.
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Title: The Demise of Bobby & Clyde (Bennett Bay story)
Author: Stephen del Mar
Genre: M-M Suspense/ Occult with some Romance
Length: 26 pages
Clyde really loved Bobby. He wanted to give his man the world. He thought robbing a bank would be the way to do it. That was his first mistake. The Demise of Bobby and Clyde is a short ghost story set in the boondocks of Big Cypress County, Florida. A classic haunted house tale with a couple of gay bad boys. Warning: It doesn’t end well for the guys, but there is a lot of ever after.
This story is part of Stephen del Mar’s Stories from Bennett Bay collection.
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If I had to pick three words to describe this read, they would be:
I downloaded this story from Amazon (you can find it here) and got right to reading. It didn’t take me long since it’s a short story, but Mr. del Mar keep me flipping the pages on my Kindle. I liked Bobby and Clyde as characters. I felt for the guys and the situation they found themselves in.
The Gothic mansion was downright creepy! It gave me shivers, and I feared for what was going to happen next.
I’m going to try and do this without spoiling anything, but the chandelier incident was funny and tragic. The ending was absolutely perfect!
A fun, entertaining read with a spooky haunted house and two guys who only seem to have bad luck. Continue reading “The Demise of Bobby & Clyde”
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Thriller/ Suspense
Blurb: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
I’m not sure where to begin with this one. Maybe I should start with the purchase. I bought this on a visit to my local Barnes & Noble. I talked with one of the employees and another patron. They agreed that I should buy this book (I wasn’t familiar with it or the author). They both also warned me that at the end I would want to throw the book across the room. I confess that sentiment had me intrigued.
Gone Girl isn’t my normal read. As those of you who follow my blog, you are well aware that I tend to read paranormal romance or m-m romance. I got to thinking that it never hurts to try something new, to step out of my reading comfort zone. Besides, I wanted to read what dozens and dozens of other readers have read. Continue reading “Finally Finished Reading: Gone Girl”