Category Archives: RBR

Review: Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions by Nina Hamberg

Categories: 5 butterflies, memoir, Nina Hamberg, RBR
      Grip: A Memoir of Fierce AttractionsNina Hamberg; Paperback, 276 pagesPublished July 20th 2011 by Route One PressSet in San Francisco in the 1970s, Grip: A Memoir of Fierce Attractions is the true story of how a teenager fends off an armed intruder with only her wits, then goes on to become the toughest female martial artist in her karate school and an early advocate for women’s rights. Yet in private this five-foot fighter forms one disastrous relationship with men after another. Ultimately, Nina Hamberg finds her real battle is an Read more [...]

Review: The Loribond (Punch) by Erin Lale

Categories: 3 butterflies, action, adventure, Erin Lale, RBR, review, sci-fi, some romance
   The Loribond (Punch)Erin Lale; Kindle EditionPublished June 17th 2011 by Time YarnsA Time Yarns Universe Book. Punch is a 7 book series in the Time Yarns shared world transmedia universe.Ex-Marine Carla Punch travels to alien space to get over her fear of aliens and succeeds beyond her wildest nightmares. Her life becomes intertwined with the life of the Galactic Emperor, August Xywanda, through their mutual alien friend, Firuun.Carla has more than the usual sort of war trauma to overcome, because Carla is a loribond victim: one of a group Read more [...]

Review: The Gladiator’s Master by Fae Sutherland, Marguerite Labbe

Categories: 4 butterflies, Fae Sutherland, historical, lgbt, m/m, Marguerite Labbe, netgalley, power-play (light), RBR, review, romance
      The Gladiator's MasterFae Sutherland, Marguerite Labbe; Kindle EditionPublished September 19th 2011 by Carina PressWhen Roman politician Caelius inherits a stable of gladiators, there is one who captures his attention above the others…one whose eyes gleam with hate, pride and desire.Forced into slavery by Roman greed, Gaidres can barely conceal his contempt toward his new Dominus. Gaidres has a plan: kill Caelius and end the lineage of the Roman family that enslaved him. For his plan to succeed, he must make a show of respect and obedience—even Read more [...]

Review: Technicolor Dreamin’: The 1960’s Rainbow and Beyond by Karen Moller

Categories: 3 butterflies, Karen Moller, memoir, RBR, review
       Technicolor Dreamin': The 1960's Rainbow and BeyondKaren Moller; Paperback, 332 pagesPublished January 25th 2006 by Trafford PublishingWhen I read On the Road in 1959 in my third year of art school in Canada, my cowboy heroes transformed into Kerouac's mythical duo zigzagging their way across America. They recast the American myth, "Go west, young man; freedom is waiting for you", to "Go, young woman and forge a new identity". That book set me on my travels to San Francisco, the beatnik heartland in search of that mysterious brotherhood Read more [...]

Review: Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks

Categories: 5 butterflies, book tour, Christopher Meeks, humor, RBR, review, romance
     Love At Absolute ZeroChristopher Meeks ; Kindle EditionPublished May 4th 2011 by White Whisker BooksLove at Absolute Zero" is the story of Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he’s given tenure at the university, he can only think of finding a wife, causing his research to falter. With his two partners, Gunnar is in a race against MIT to create new forms of matter called Bose-Einstein condensates, which exist only near absolute zero. To meet his soul mate within three days--that’s what Read more [...]

Review: Waiting for Pops by John Riffice

Categories: 4 butterflies, John Riffice, memoir, RBR, review
         Waiting for Pops: A Journey From Boy to ManJohn Riffice; ebook,Published October 27th 2010 by John Philip RifficeWaiting For Pops, a mainstream biographical novel, is a tale of a young boy’s appalling mistreatment at the hands of his alcoholic mother. It is a tale of spousal secrets and parental lies. It is a tale of love, friendship, and, above all else, betrayal. Pops is seen through the eyes of an innocent boy growing steadily into manhood in 1950s Chicago. Johnny Ryba tells his story and transports the reader into his small, Read more [...]