Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review for Disease by Hans Hirschi

Disease by Hans Hirschi 

Disease: When Life takes an Unexpected Turn


When journalist Hunter MacIntyre is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, he realizes that his life is about to change, not to mention that he’s been handed a certain death sentence.

Alzheimer’s is a disease affecting the patient’s loved ones as much, if not more: Hunter’s partner Ethan and their five-year old daughter Amy. How will they react to, and deal with, Hunter’s changing behavior, his memory lapses, and the consequences on their everyday lives?

Disease is a story of Alzheimer’s, seen through the eyes of one affected family.


Ever read a book that had you facing a fear you never even knew you had?  Hans Hirschi brought this beautiful yet informative story to life about a couple who's normal happy family is about to be turned upside down by a tragic diagnosis that will really have you understanding just how unfair life can be.  This book gives a glimpse into the perspective of a couple of events as Hunter deals with his rapidly changing mind that's both heartwarming and heartbreaking.   There are a few times that this book had me thinking a little differently on viewpoints I once had. Everyone knows I love Hans Hirschi' s book Spanish Bay and that it's my favorite book but Disease has now taken a spot next to it.  The characters in Disease broke my heart because I knew somewhere there is a family walking down the same road and facing the same hard decisions as Hunter and Ethan did.  I really believe this is a book that needs to be read because it highlights the point that Alzheimer's doesn't care who you are or how old you are and that it's a heartless disease that blows in like a bad storm a leaves a trail of tears and destruction behind it.


Hans M. Hirschi

Hans Martin Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has travelled the world and published a couple of non-fictional titles. The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with a much needed breathing hole and the opportunity to once again unleash his creative writing.

Having little influence over his brain's creative workings, he simply indulges it and goes with the flow. However, the deep passion for a better world, for love and tolerance are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work.

Hans lives with his husband, son and pets on a small island off the west coast of Sweden.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

release of Sperm Donor Wanted

                      Sperm Donor Wanted

Sperm Donor Wanted by [Romines, S.L.]



White ribbon-like goop that shoots from a dude’s bologna pony when he blows his load. 

Also referred to as: super jizz, funky spunk, baby batter, splooge, baby gravy, jerk sauce, salty surprise, penis pudding, nut butter, pecker snot, red eye surprise, tittie dressing, etc…

Call it what you want. All I know is I need it. All of it. A fully loaded turkey baster or a bucket chock full, it doesn’t matter. I need the love liquid, and Roman Blake is just the dude for the job. 

When I realized that the woman ditched in front of my house was in fact Gia Avery, it was literally a blast from the past kinda moment. But it was when I found out why she was here that made me nearly lose my shit.

This is the crazy, out-of-bounds, totally insane, whacked out to the core, piss your pants, make-your-mama-scream, funny as hell story about Gia and Roman and what it means to take sperm donation to a whole other level. 

                                                       Author Disclaimer:
This book is stupid. No, seriously. It’s stupid, and I think I may have even lost a few brain cells in the process of writing it. It’s downright moronic. You have to be a special kind of person to appreciate this level of dumb. This book is absolutely not intended for the uptight, unhappy, snooty, humor-lacking folks out there. If you do not have the sense of humor like a pack of teenage boys or if you’re missing your funny bone, you should seriously look elsewhere for a more intelligent kind of read because this hot mess is not for you. But if you’re anything like me and find shit funny just for the sake of finding shit funny then you are my spirit animal.

S.L. Romines

S.L. Romines

S.L. Romines lives in a small town in Central California, and if you blink you just might miss it. She resides on a ranch with her family which she lovingly refers to as the funny farm. Between getting dish pan hands, listening to three bickering teenagers, pretending that she’s a gourmet chef (her family would like to disagree), and trying to tune out the sound of twenty-seven deranged Guinea fowl, somehow 
she finds the time to write about crazy characters that even make her laugh till she cries.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

My review of Silver Foxes by Grant C Holland

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Silver Foxes by [Holland, Grant C.]


Thirty years ago Byron Finch believed his best chance at love was stolen by another man. As the years unfolded, he realized that Gage Barlow found true love instead. Byron's life unfolded successfully by almost anyone's standards. He was the successful owner and designer of BF, a top level fashion design firm, and he lived in a stunning condominium overlooking the city of San Francisco. He had everything but a man at his side.

Gage's life was much more modest, but he was happy and fulfilled until tragedy struck just one year ago. His husband Ross fell victim to cancer leaving Gage grief-stricken and alone with the couple's rescue dog Durango. When his thirty-year college class reunion arrived, he knew that Ross would want him to attend.

Decades have passed, but the attraction is still strong when Byron and Gage cross each other's paths again at Wilson Ridge State College. Can love strike twice for Gage, and can Byron be given a second chance?

Silver Foxes is a stand-alone second chance, friends to lovers gay romance novel with steamy scenes, no cliffhangers, and a happily ever after ending.


I saw this book and just knew i had to read it. This book is about two people who once were very close when they were young but life had them going down separate paths.  Fast forward 30 years later and a chance encounter at their collage reunion has them dreaming up possibilities of a second chance at love.  This story was amazing and fun to read.  Gage  struggles with feelings of guilt over moving on after loosing his long time partner.  How long is long enough to grieve?  Byron struggles with wanting to work all the time yet fill that missing void that was created when Gage and him went their separate ways.  when they finally meet up again old feelings reappear and its as if they were never apart . This book will have you believing in love and that second chances are possible.   If your looking for a simple, fun read where the main characters are older this book is for you.

Grant C. Holland

Grant C. Holland is an emerging author of gay romance. He lives in the upper Midwest enjoying friends, family, great food, and putting stories with happy endings into writing



Thursday, April 20, 2017

my review of A Little Too Broken by Brad Vance

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A Little Too Broken

A Little Too Broken by [Vance, Brad]


When Jamie walks through the door of the Humane Society, it’s not just an animal who needs rescuing that day. Tom is there to adopt another service dog into the Canine Comrade Corps, but it’s Jamie his heart goes out to. But each man turns away, walks away, from the potential pain, the rejection, the knowledge that it’ll all end in tears…

Jamie knows damn well that the HIV he contracted from an unfaithful lover has put him out of the dating game forever in the small town of Santa Vera. Tom lost his legs in Afghanistan, and got new ones, yeah, but with a side order of PTSD to go, he thought grimly. The real problem is that only now does he realize he’s gay, now that the revelation would be just one too many things to put his family through, after everything else they’ve had to deal with. 

So both men grin and bear the loneliness, put their feelings on a shelf, even as Jamie’s volunteer stint at CCC turns into friendship and, despite their resolve, something more…
Tom saw Jamie’s smile. He’s totally relaxed about this. You’re getting there. This is going to work out, this is going to be a friendship. I need this. To be with normals again, people who aren’t…

Well, the fact was that Jamie wasn’t normal, was he? The fact that he had been through what he’d been through, in Tom’s mind put him on Tom’s side of the world, on the island of broken toys. Someone who could understand, who wasn’t one of them, the ones living a life oblivious to suffering, illness, pain. 

It’s too bad, Jamie thought calmly. If only I didn’t have the bug, I could do this, I could…well, at least fantasize realistically about this becoming something. People liked it when you were just a little broken, he knew from experience. It lets them think that you’re not so unattainable, gives them the confidence to make a move. Then, they can fix you, be the one to un-break you, so they get to have it all, get the perfect lover in the end by coming to it through the side door.

Yeah, he smirked. But they don’t want you when you’re just a little too broken, just a little bit beyond where you can be repaired back into perfection, their reward for accepting those lesser flaws for a while. Some things stay broken, and nobody wants that.



Imagine your life is altered and now you aren't like everyone else.  Imagine you think that happiness and love will never happen for you because of these differences.  Sometimes how we think the world sees us isn't necessarily how we are viewed by society and disabilities aren't always limitations.  sometimes we are our own worse enemies.   Jamie and Tom both have horrible self esteem issues because life has given them a bad hand.  Tom fought for his country and his award for that was the loss of his legs.  This kind and gentle man battles so many demons and cant seem to get out of his negative thoughts and allow himself to feel at peace with himself.   Jamie contracted HIV from someone he never should have trusted.  Jamie has a huge a heart and his job is to help people get on with the business of living in spite of having a terrible disease but he somehow thinks HIV makes him tainted.  I loved this story and i'm  glad I one clicked this book.  Watching these two help each other learn that they are normal and that maybe they aren't as broken as they see themselves.  I found myself relating to Tom because like him I too am physically disabled and see myself as broken.  This story both broke and warmed my heart but also had a few moments that made me laugh.  There were moments where the pets in this story melted  my heart.   It's too bad people aren't like the animals in this book who never saw Jamie or Tom as broken but as their family.  We all deserve love and happiness but it's up to us to realize it and not let fear get in our way. 

Not only does Brad donate 50% proceeds from this book to LAVA and Puppies behind bars but he also has a kickstarter going to turn this heart warming story into a screenplay and he's hopping a few generous readers might be willing to donate a few bucks to help him achieve this goal. Below is the link where you with find more information on the campaign.


Brad Vance

Brad Vance writes romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits "A Little Too Broken" and "Given the Circumstances."


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

my review of Last Winters Snow by Hans Hirschi

Last Winters Snow
❆❆release date is April 6 2017❆❆
Last Winter's Snow by [Hirschi, Hans M]


This is the story of Nilas and how he navigates life, trying to reconcile being gay as well as being Sami. Set over several decades, we follow Nilas and his Swedish husband Casper, as they build a life amid the shallows of bigotry, discrimination, and the onset of the AIDS crisis.
Last Winter’s Snow portrays recent LGBT history from a Swedish perspective, from the days when being gay was considered a “mental disorder” to today’s modern anti-discrimination legislation and the move toward equality. It’s also the story of one couple and the ups and downs of everyday life in the face of changing rules and attitudes toward them and their relationship.

Last, not least, it’s a book that celebrates the rich history and culture of the Sami and their land, Sรกpmi, as well as their ongoing struggle to achieve recognition and win back the right to self-determination over lands they’ve lived on for thousands of years.

Last Winter’s Snow is Hans M Hirschi’s first novel set almost entirely in Sweden, but it is the second time (after Fallen Angels of Karnataka) he takes his readers on a journey into the mountainous regions of Scandinavia in one of his acclaimed novels.

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 I've read a lot of books by Hans Hirschi. You might even say he's one of my favorite authors.  Each story is a journey into the lives of characters who courageously battle not only their own issues but also the world that isn't always accepting of people who fall outside the box.  The characters he writes about are strong, compassionate and independent. Characters who refuse to be anything but who hey are despite what people think .  They embrace the good and the bad while trying to understand those who may not try to understand them. These are the kind of characters that make you want to be a better person.
     In Last Winter's Snow, we are given a glimpse into the likes of Sweden's native people who are known as Sami.  This story will also take you back in time to when HIV/AIDS made it's ugly presence and struck fear of the unknown into the lives of everyone, mostly against the LGBTQ community.  This story centers around Nilas and Casper as they tackle the normal ups and downs of a relationship as well as the prejudices of the world around them. The journey begins with a chance encounter at a bar where a conversation leads to the first steps of a friendship and attraction that quickly turns into a love which builds with each passing day.  The love and commitment they have for each other is so strong that even Casper's narrow minded family, who abandoned him when he comes out, couldn't break.  Nilas' sami family who are strong people that have had to deal with their own set of prejudices, embrace there son. Even despite the fact that the Sami community as a whole does not approve of people being gay. They even become the family Casper lost.  Casper is the example we should live up to where it comes to patience, compassion and concern. 
    I think what made this book great was for me was that it taught me about the Sami people (who I never knew existed) and had me searching out more information on this beautiful group of people who's way of life is threatened each and everyday.  Even though I was around during the 80's, I was very young so I  wasn't aware of just how things were when HIV/AIDS first made its appearance. I looked up whatever information I could on that subject too. Between reading Last Winter's Snow and my own research, I came away with a little more knowledge, a little bit of sadness but most of all I came away with a sense of hope. 
    In the end no matter how far we go or how much pain we go through,  home is always there for you and the people who love you  unconditionally can fix the cracks we develop throughout the journey we call life. 


Hans M. Hirschi

Hans Martin Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world and published a couple of non-fictional titles. The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with a much needed breathing hole and the opportunity to once again unleash his creative writing.

Having little influence over his brain's creative workings, he simply indulges it and goes with the flow. However, the deep passion for a better world, for love and tolerance are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work.

Hans lives with his husband, son and pets on a small island off the west coast of Sweden.




TWITTER: @Hans_Hirschi

Monday, March 27, 2017

My review for Expectation by Holly Mortimer

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Expectation (The Murphy's Law Series - Book 2) by [Mortimer, Holly]



I’m a doctor. Not just any doctor. I’m an OB/GYN, so I know my way around the female anatomy. It goes without saying, I’m pretty comfortable around women. That is, until one particular bespectacled beauty makes me incredibly uncomfortable. And suddenly, I’ve got no clue whatsoever what to do about this particular woman.
I did it. I had a one night stand and now all the warnings my momma gave me are coming true. I’m pregnant and he’s not really into relationships, let alone the instant family kind. So, I’m going it alone in Ireland, a country I’ve only just moved to, and ready to be a single mother, until my search for a doctor leads me right back to him. 

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This story begins with a hot one night stand between a nerdy librarian and a hot doctor.   A cheesey pick up line was all it took for Gray to throw caution to the wind. The chemistry between Aiden and Gray is off the charts but both of them try to deny their attraction to each other.  Aiden is one of the top OB/GYN and every girl's dream boyfriend.  Aiden is a sexy nice guy whose family means the world to him but he has commitment issues so he fills his nights with a long line of one night stands.  He's protective and has a heart of gold. Gray is this smart librarian who doesn't see herself as anything special.  She's a strong independent woman who would rather fill her nights with a book than a warm body.    I had a lot of fun reading this story.  The characters were fun and made me laugh.   This book will have you going through a wide range of emotions and there are parts that will leave you on the edge of your seat unwilling to put your kindle down.    I  highly recommend this story and I will definitely check out the rest of the books in this series 

Holly Mortimer

Holly Mortimer

Holly Mortimer is a wife and mother of two daughters, residing in Stratford, ON. She started writing in high school in an Ancient Egyptian History class, penning her first piece on Cleopatra and her many loves. Her teacher immediately asked her if she had any interest in writing soap operas when she graduated and dreams of being a romance writer were born.
She has just completed her fifth novel, Expectation and is currently working on book number six, Hacked, the fourth installment in the Murphy's Law Series.





Monday, February 27, 2017

My review for Voices In The Dark By Jennifer Rose

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Voices In The Dark

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Strange how the mind behaves when there is nothing but darkness, but nothing is more menacing than what can come after the darkness.

Harley Cooper.

Handsome, confident, intelligent, excels at most everything he does and loves with a pure passion unlike anyone else. He’s slightly twisted, quiet, and withdrawn. You knew a hint of his past, a childhood that could be called anything but average, his life as mysterious as the smile on the Mona Lisa’s face. So you want to know more? The reason he is who he is?

This is Harley’s story.

Beware: Fictional content touching on the darker side of abuse, both physical and emotional. 

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This story is the back story of Harley from Unobtainable.   It takes you on a journey of how Harley's life all began.  Harley is a troubled guy who's soul is marked by years of pain caused by abuse. neglect and   feelings of being unwanted which is what led  him straight into the arms of Bruno. Bruno is a charmer and is use to getting what he wants and no is not an answer he takes well.  he wine dines and seduces Harley which has him thinking he has finally found love he never had.  This book will have you feeling like you are on a roller coaster of emotions and make you realize that abuse doesn't just happen for woman, men can be to and can equally affect them as just as much.    After I read Unobtainable I was interested in learning more about Harley and how he ended up being in an relationship   in the past that was abusive so when I heard Jennifer was doing it I was excited.  This story did not let me down and made me love Harley even more then I did.   This story touches on a subject rarely talked about and you watch Harley struggle with his comprehension of what is happening to him.  I cried a few tears as my heart broke for Harley as you will see that life was never easy for him. I highly recommend this book and unobtainable which is book 1 in the Eternity series. 

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose author of The Pulse Series, in essence, eats, sleeps and breaths romance. Addicted to writing and reading romance novels, it’s hard to find her doing much else at her home in Ontario, Canada. She has a soft spot for Boston, Massachusetts and Paris, France and finds inspiration from each for her story telling. She vows one day to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and share a kiss with a stranger, as well as spending a day in Boston Common in the spring time. Unashamedly, she enjoys the small things in life, like a glass of cheap wine and an assortment of fine chocolates…and romance.