🏳️⚧️ When Viola Carroll was presumed dead at Waterloo she took the opportunity to live, at last, as herself. 🏳️⚧️
A funny, sexy, opposites-attract romance between two college students — one an anxious, autistic virgin who has never been away from home before, and the other an easy-going hockey player with some well-concealed self-doubts. As long as you don’t call it a relationship, you don’t have to talk about your feelings, right?
📚 In anticipation of the release of Book 2 in the London Calling Series, this week I reread Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. 📚
📚 This week I read a novelette that made me laugh throughout (The Dragon Next Door by Holly Day) and a super short story that made me go “Awwww!” (A Penny for Your Thoughts by K.L. Noone). And bonus, both are included in summer sales throughout July! 🎉
📚 Both of these lovely books are on sale this month! 📚
📚 Looking for a couple novelette/novella range feel-good stories that’ll leave a sloppy grin on your face? 😍
Summoned by J.P. Jackson was a Runner-Up in the 2020-21 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Paranormal Romance!
🕯 LGBTQ+ Gaslamp Fantasy ~ 377 pages 🪄
📚Reading 7 short stories this week on the treadmill:
– His Steady Heart by Nell Iris
– A Leather and Tea Morning by K.L. Noone
– Forever Yours by Kassandra Lea
– Slither by T.A. Creech
– Aim Higher by JL Merrow
– Finder’s Keepers by Rob Rosen
– The Gate by A.L. Lester
Treadmill Goals/Tracking Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (exception…at the end of the week …
🌹 Monday’s Snippet:
“Now, what am I going to do with you…?” The rogue mused, lifting a forefinger to his lips in a parody of deep thought, as he drew to a halt before Padraic. The threat inherent in that phrase thrilled down the Duke’s spine, which was oh, so wrong; he should be plotting his escape or…or weaving the perfect words to ensure his prompt release. Yes, that was it.
“I-is that a rhetorical question?”
🐙 Earth Fathers Are Weird by Lyn Gala
Sunday’s Snippet: Totally fucked was total and fucked, and whether the level of fuckedness was multiplied by two or ten didn’t matter.
📚 Monday’s Snippet:
“Sure,” Robert said easily. “I’m not the heroic type.”
“Not you,” Mable agreed. “Not being heroic is how you got shot in the Phillippines.”
“Everybody got shot, so that doesn’t count.” Robert shrugged into his coat, took his hat, and limped toward the front door. “Anyway, it was my leg that got shot, not my Philippines. My Philippines still work fine.”
🌺 All proceeds of this collection go to the It Gets Better Project. By reading this book you become part of the hope for a better future of the LGBT youth.
Jonty giggled. “You do make me feel like I’m a character in some adventure of old. You know the sort of thing, days when knights were bold and maidens were simpering.”