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A Sprinkling of Lesbian Short Stories
A Sprinkling of Lesbian Short Stories
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than lesfic romance average, 4 July 2014
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As a rule I don’t tend to like lesbian romance fiction but, having read Q Kelly’s The Odd Couple and found it to be more than a cut above the usual predictable cookie-cutter lesfic romance, I gave this collection of her short stories a try…and I was not disappointed. The stories in A Sprinkling of Lesbian Short Stories cover a range of topics and emotions from the sad but heartwarming, to the funny and the intriguing. All are well written as you would expect of Q Kelly, and best of all, not predictable!


The Wicked
The Wicked
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy fun with a nod to the 80s, 4 July 2014
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I loved the horror novels of the 70s and 80s, grew up positively devouring them - the good ones, the bad ones, and even the ugly ones! The Wicked, whilst not at all derivative of those, nor completely tongue-in-cheek, is certainly a gleeful nod to the proliferation of evil-in-a-small-town horror novels of those decades. In a time today when horror novels veer from being either insipid apologies for themselves to a kind of relentless and pointless gore-porn, this book refreshingly manages to strike the proper balance of gore, shock, and creepiness, and still have a heart.

Without giving away any spoilers I have to say it’s also nice to see a horror author weaving gay characters into the fabric of the story, treating them in exactly the same way as every other character, rather than using them as comic relief, or worse, as a vehicle for driving home an ‘issue’. For me, one of the best things about horror is that it can make every character equal. Anyone - gay, straight, black, white, male, female - is as likely to either become a victim of the maniac/monster or the hero of the hour.

Good creepy fun for those who like their horror to have a deliciously dark side.


In Broad Daylight
In Broad Daylight
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A serviceable thriller, 1 Feb. 2014
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This works okay as a thriller to fill a few hours with. Only quibble would be the lead character, FBI agent Jess Harding's inner monologues about sexism in law enforcement. Whilst I'm sure there is still sexism faced by female law enforcement officers, it's kind of a dead horse and just makes me feel less sympathy and more "Get on with the job" whenever I find it in novels now. Also, I seriously doubt that any over-achieving agent like Harding would have packed only one change of heels and a skirt suit to go to someplace like Alaska. Not even in summer.


A New Leash on Life
A New Leash on Life
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Conveyor Belt..., 1 Feb. 2014
...and she fair churns 'em out on one of those! Sadly, not to the best that she could. Take some more time and provide us with soemthing that is better thought out. Volume in writing does not always equal good writing.
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In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux Book 6)
In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux Book 6)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 1 Feb. 2014
Can this man write anything wrong? No, he cannot. This was the title which led me to a life-long love of James Lee Burke's novels, especially the Dave Robicheaux novels. Some might wonder of Robicheaux is a bit of an ex-alcoholic prig...a typically Southern male chauvinist...an anachronism in today's world in general. And they would be right. On all counts. But still and all, Robicheaux is a better, better, better character than most to be found in today's fiction offerings. Kneel, all ye unworthy, and worship at the feet of the Master!


From the Boots Up
From the Boots Up
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm..., 1 Feb. 2014
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I bought this ( against my better judgment ) because so many people were raving about it. Just like 'Fifty Shades of Grey' it showed me why I should never, never give in to the ravings of other people. Run-of-the-mill lesbian-meets-lesbian-and-they-fall-in-love yawnfest. Some will love the utter twee-ness of it, I guess.


Tats
Tats

5.0 out of 5 stars Never say never!, 1 Feb. 2014
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This book made me think "Well, never say never!" when it comes to actually finding a lesfic novel funny and entertaining and...well, likeable! Maybe it's Gardner's unique authorial voice and un-PC sense of humor that does it, I don't know. I just really, really liked this book. I liked the writing style, the humor, the characters...Damn! I liked a book which a mainstream lesfic publisher put out there! The world may end yet!


The Killing Ground (A Gray Foxx Thriller Book 1)
The Killing Ground (A Gray Foxx Thriller Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Oh baby..." No., 1 Feb. 2014
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When I read "Oh baby, you really know how to make me come!" in a love scene in any book it makes me shake my head. In a lesfic novel, it makes me want to throw up and punch someone simultaneously. Really? Please get rid of this nasty dialogue. Or does the writer actually believe that such 15 yr-old-boy dialogue turns lesbians on? It wouldn't be so bad if the rest of the book were really, really good. But it isn't. It's average. Which isn't a bad thing. But neither is it worthy of the genuflection I see here.


Turning Angel (Penn Cage Book 2)
Turning Angel (Penn Cage Book 2)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 1 Feb. 2014
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This was the first Greg Iles novel I ever read and it remains the best I ever read. I am a total Greg Iles fan now, but 'Turning Angel' pulls out all the stops. It keeps you reading, and it makes you care about the characters.


Imperial Hotel: A Historical Lesbian Romance
Imperial Hotel: A Historical Lesbian Romance
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A short story..., 1 Feb. 2014
...and that's what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Let's not get over-excited about it, ladies. Good editing ( to a point ) and great cover graphics but it's a short story for all that. If you want something appropriately quick, get it.
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