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GiGi The Literary Slave

I read too much, it's educational, it's escapism, it's travel without risk, it's spiritual, it's entertaining, it's the foundation of a civilized world.

A Token of Time - Ethan Day A bond that stands the test of time, a plot with many twists.

Ethan Day is a wonderful writer of what I would define as romantic comedy. I've read his whole catalog of books and can highly recommend every one, but this book has some serious dramatic teeth. While it has its chuckles sprinkled here and there, this book is more about love and loss, and sacrifice. the author took his time cementing a strong emotional, and of course sexual bond between the two main men. There is a large fantasy/time travel element that is fun to explore, but at the same time created a little whiplash for me. I think it says good things about the author that I want to go back and read in between the lines, see the missing footage so to speak. I can't think of what this book does not have, it's got romance, a sprinkle of laughs, adventure, suspense, mystery, gore (yes GORE), hot steamy passion, and it does not force feed you all the answers. The only reason I did not give it five stars is because I need to fill in the time lost, what John and Max discovered/did...I'm just a greedy little reader! It's like someone threw The Notebook, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones in a blender, added a heavy dose of man-love and out Came A Token of Time! Needless to say, it's a must read!
GhosTV - Jordan Castillo Price Did I ever mention how much I love this series? I'm taking this book bite by bite because I know I'll miss the characters when it's done. Jordan weaves a tapestry of interesting characters and reveals bits of their story at a time often like the characters in real life we learn more about them as we go. Often I question even my favorite characters wondering if there is something questionable lurking below the surface. Combine psych thriller with multifaceted relationship drama, steamy passionate interludes and richly developed characters and you have the perfect recipe for a great series. Hope there is more to come!

If you haven't already read the PsyCop series, start with book one and enjoy, you will stay up late reading until you've devoured each one.
Artistic Pursuits - Andrew  Grey I feel like a part of a community when I read Andrew Grey's books. A community of adventurers, artists, friends, family and lovers. As always Grey's characters are richly developed, this plot was fast paced and very exciting, and there was a wonderful helping of chemistry and passion throughout this story. A continuation of the Bottled Up spin-off Artistic series, Artistic Pursuits easily stands alone, but once you read it, if you haven't met the other members of this community, you'll want to! This book is so much more than m/m romance, it's mystery, crime solving, action, suspense, international artistic provenance and more all bundled into one fast paced storyline. For me, what gives this book so much depth is the additional motif of the main characters' power struggles woven throughout the story. The sometimes blatant, and other times delicate power struggles in Leslie and Franks professional lives as well as their personal and sexual relationships add an extra dimension to the story. It's interesting to watch how that power struggle is addressed, and worked through in each situation. Pick it up and read it! But I'll warn you, if you haven't read Andrew's catalog of books yet, you'll spend the next month or so feeding your new addiction to this prolific author's books! I promise.
Burn - T.J. Klune A super hero story, wildly adventurous, keeps you questioning the plot and your sanity. A thoroughly entertaining read!