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November 20, 2013

I'm reviewing for Penelope's Romance Reviews!

Hi all! Just a quickie - update, that is. ;) Recently Penny Watson approached me to do m/m reviews for her site, Penelope's Romance Reviews.  Penny writes quirky and beardy (hehe!) m/f contemporaries, and her blog features a bunch of cool stuff in addition to reviews, too.

I'm really honored to be included in Penny's crew, and it should be a lot of fun. =) I just wrote my first review for her, so check out my thoughts on Amy Lane's The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters here.

On a related note, I feel a teeeeensy bit of pressure picking m/m books to review for a crowd that might not necessarily read m/m frequently or even at all. I want to pick something that won't be too graphic or outrageous (so, yeah, no tentacle sex...yet?), but also something that represents m/m romance well. I generally read sweeter, non-angsty stuff, so it'd have to fit into my overall reading preferences, too.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment! =)



  1. Ooooh I have to contemplate this further. But first off, my favorite, slightly angsty, slightly graphic but not quite either: Shining in the Sun by Alex Beecroft.

    1. Ohhhh, I'll have to check that out. Thanks, Renae! :)

    2. Good luck. :D I tried reccing Special Delivery to a friend, which I swear struck me as practically mainstream. A couple days later my friend asks me "So is slapping anuses a thing?". I don't think she finished it. LOL

    3. hahahahahaha, oh man! That ummmm...that sounds kind of intense for a starter book? :)

      I like recommending shorter freebies for first timers. That way they're not investing anything other than time, and there are also some really quality freebies out there!

  2. Congrats, Nico. I will follow your reviews.
    I think you should review the Infected series by Andreea Speed, because it has no sex, at least not as far as I've reached in the series and it captivates the attention quickly. I just recommended it to my non-M/M reader friend who's obsessed with tearjerkers :D
    Another good one is the Darwin's Theory series, the Tigers and Devils series or JCP's Turbulance.
    Stand alones - Magic Mansion came to mind now.
    And all of Megan Derr's books, obviously.
    Oh, and Talya Andor's Appetite.
    My gosh, so many cute stories for new M/M readers. The list stretches to infinity practically.
    Can't wait to see what you'll pick.

    1. Thanks, Shayla! And eeeeeks, not sure if I can handle tearjerkers! :) But I'll take a peek at those others. I know I definitely have the Tigers and Devils books on my TBR.

      I was just mentioning to Renae that I usually recommend shorter freebies, so might do a post about a few of those as a jumping off point. :)