Book Review: Song of Song, by L.J. LaBarthe

labarthe-song-of-songSong of Song, by L.J. LaBarthe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 18, 2016)
Genre: Science Fiction, Gay (M/M)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Buy Links: eBook / Paperback

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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It is the year 2275, and though some consider Earth a paradise, for most people on the planet or her outer-world colonies, it’s anything but.

Dex is a Boxie—a genetically engineered human created for the sole purpose of caring for wealthy bio-humans. His best and only friend is an AI cat named Manx, a secret Dex keeps from all around him. While he knows little about his sexuality, he’s attracted to Song.

Song designs ships that traverse deep space and has created the first fully sentient vessel called Fa’a. When he hears of a plot to capture Fa’a for nefarious purposes, Song flees Earth with a small band of misfits. Meanwhile, Dex’s fear of losing Manx drives him to take the cat and escape on a transport.

Song and Dex are brought together by chance. Just as their relationship blossoms from cautious and shy to romantic and erotic, new dangers threaten to destroy not only their love but also Fa’a, their friends, Manx, and all they care about.

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Book Review: Lines of Sight, by Wolf Specter and Clara Coyle

specter-coyle-lines-of-sightLines of Sight, by Wolf Specter & Clara Coyle
Series: Covert Investigations, Book One
Release Date: December 11, 2015

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Buy Link: Amazon

I received an advanced copy of this novel from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Russ Callahan may not be Seattle’s worst private investigator, but he’s likely its poorest. Since he blew the whistle on his last employer, the former military contractor has had to keep a low profile, living under an assumed identity. When a big case lands on his doorstep, he can’t refuse—unless he wants his next meal at a soup kitchen.

Daniel Langston is far more than he appears. For starters, he’s not really a geneticist. Second, he can read minds. Things at Accelera aren’t as they seem, but how is a psychic supposed to prove it? Daniel needs Russ Callahan on his side to document the evidence. But he’s got to be careful.

He knows the truth about Accelera’s clinical trial, but no one can know how he knows.

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Book Review: Lord Mouse, by Mason Thomas

thomas-lord-mouseLord Mouse, by Mason Thomas
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4 out of 5

Buy Links: Paperback / eBook

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Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

Between the cover and the opening part of the blurb, I was immediately hooked! Fantasy books are often hit-or-miss for me, but Lord Mouse promised action, adventure, an interesting mystery, and a burning hot romance. I literally couldn’t resist!

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free Lord Garron, the son of a powerful duke arrested on trumped up charges in a rival duchy. Mouse doesn’t do rescue missions. He’s no altruistic hero, and something about the job reeks. But he cannot turn his back on that much coin—enough to buy a king’s pardon for the murder charge hanging over his head.

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