Category Archives: contemporary

Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, drama, Hannah Harrington, netgalley, RBR, review, some romance, ya
   Saving JuneHannah Harrington; Paperback, 322 pagesPublished November 22nd 2011 by HarlequinWhen her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.- GoodreadsWell, judging by how my reading year has started, 2012 will probably the best bookish year in my personal Read more [...]

Review: Caregiver by Rick R. Reed @dsp_mm_romance

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, lgbt, m/m, netgalley, RBR, review, Rick R. Reed, romance
    CaregiverRick R. Reed; ebook, 210 pagesPublished October 24th 2011 by Dreamspinner PressIt’s 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark’s addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that’s how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam.Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original—witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good Read more [...]

Review: The Heart of a Killer (The Killer #1) by Jaci Burton

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, Jaci Burton, netgalley, RBR, romance, suspense
    The Heart of a KillerJaci Burton; Mass Market Paperback, 409 pagesPublished October 18th 2011 by MiraBefore the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault Anna only survived thanks to him.More than anything, Anna wants to Read more [...]

Review: The Pirates of Aden by Daniel Rasic

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, Daniel Rasic, RBR, review, suspense, thriller
   The Pirates of AdenDaniel Rasic; Paperback, 464 pagesPublished 2011 by Wings EpressThe Pirates of Aden is the debut novel by Canadian author Daniel Rasic. Released in 2011, it follows Paul Alban, a physician and CIA covert operative working in Somalia. Following the hijacking of a cargo ship, an injured Somali pirate is brought to his clinic for treatment. However, when the hijacking is connected to Paul, his true identity is revealed and he becomes implicated in a dangerous web of terrorism.- GoodreadsThis book surprised me, I will admit. Read more [...]

Review: Fall of the Birds by Bradford Morrow

Categories: 5 butterflies, Bradford Morrow, contemporary, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, short story
   Fall of the BirdsBradford Morrow; Kindle Edition, 35 pagesPublished October 30th 2011 by Open Road Integrated MediaA new novella by acclaimed author Bradford Morrow about a man who tracks an inexplicable plague of bird deaths, and the mystery’s profound effect on his familyHundreds of red-winged blackbirds are discovered scattered, lifeless, around a greenhouse in Warwick, New York. Heaps of common grackles litter the fields of a farm upstate near Stone Ridge. And in Manhattan, a Washington Square restaurant is forced to close its doors Read more [...]

Review: Delayed Flight by John J. Smith

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, contemporary, John J. Smith, RBR, review, romance
    Delayed FlightJohn J. Smith; Kindle Edition, 300 pagesPublished December 21st 2009 by DRP (first published 2009)Veronica, a widower from an abusive marriage, is all set to have a wonderful visit with her daughter, Jeri. It had been a year since Jeri moved away to college and Veronica cannot think of anywhere else she would rather be, but to spend a quiet and peaceful Christmas with Jeri.Jared had thought his day had gone bad enough when his proposal to hire his consultants were put on hold, but then he is stranded in a blizzard when he discovers Read more [...]