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Book Review: Eagle Man and Mr Hawk – Dawn Sister

Eagle Man and Mr HawkThis story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’sLove is an Open Road” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Dear Author,
I have never been good at first impressions. This fact has not been much of a problem until the neighboring farm house was purchased by a beautiful, bookish man and all of a sudden I found myself with someone I wanted to impress.

The first time he wandered from his house to mine he found me in a terribly unflattering padded suit, being attacked by a German Shepherd, and today he stumbled across me half naked while training Rupert, a hawk needed for a new adventure film, with either a dislike of me, or of my clothing. It wasn’t my most shining moment.

See, I train animals for use in movies and commercials, and while I am good at my job, this lovely man seems to just think I am a lunatic. And unlike everyone else I have ever met, I can’t change his mind by impressing him with my credentials. He thinks movies and television will be the downfall of society. But still, everything about him draws me to him, even has he wants nothing more than to push me away.

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Okay, so I’m kinda on the fence with this one. I super loved both MCs and the story was real cute but I’m really not sure about the latter part.

It felt that the Kelly angle came out of nowhere and didn’t get resolved in any way or maybe I was just waiting for Ethan to smack her into oblivion. LOL b!tch was too ambitious.

Alex was adorable and so as Ethan. Gah, they’re perfect book boyfriends but seriously, second guessing themselves almost all throughout the story like it was a tennis match between them was a bit too much for me.
But like I’ve said, I really adore this couple and wished the ending was far stronger or perhaps a bit more than that.

Thank you Dawn Sister for this wonderful story with such wonderful characters and gaaahhh Ethan’s crew = just too adorbs!!!

Cover Art: Phil Rose (the author’s hubby) ^_^

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Published July 11th 2015 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: EAGLE MAN AND MR HAWK

About The Author
Dawn is from the North East of England. Her life is spent juggling: the juggling balls are: children, husband, work (occasionally), voluntary work, professional knitting (notice she doesn’t class this as work), and writing. When she has time she actually sleeps.

For a long time nothing she wrote was shared, even with her husband. Nothing seemed to be right. Then she discovered M/M through a very dramatic encounter with the movie Brokeback Mountain. She became desperate for those characters to have a happy ending, and through this desperation (ie frantically searching the internet for happier ending fan fiction) she discovered a wealth of original M/M fiction. She’s never looked back since.

Her favourite quote is by Philip Pullman of “His Dark Materials” fame, who said: ““If you want to write anything that works, you have to go with the grain of your talent, not against it.” This is the quote she churns out every time someone asks her “Why gay romance?” The other quote she gives is her own (or maybe she might have heard it somewhere else as well) and that is “Why the hell not?”

The whole point of writing for Dawn is not to publish and be read but just to get it all off her chest and out of her head. If she doesn’t write it down then she ends up having long conversations with the characters out loud and her husband thinks she’s nuts.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DawnSister1

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Free Download: Hope (A Short Story) – epub, text and pdf.

HOPEHere’s another one of my free short stories you can download. Written in multi-lingual dialogues namely English, Kapampangan and Tagalog – Hope tells the story of a boy pursuing his dream until one awful experience turned that dream into a nightmare.

He was the most brilliant child to ever come out of Barrio San Simon.

They have big dreams for him and so was he.

He was their hope.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/560667

You can also rate or leave your review at
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25919180-hope

or download my other stories – > at the right side of your screen.

Again, salamat!

Book Review: Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the Apocalypse – Cari Z

Ten Simple Tips for Surviving the ApocalypseThis story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’sLove is an Open Road” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Photo Description:
A person stares out at you, someone clearly no longer human. His hair is white, his skin is dusky purple, and his eyes are the color of honey. He’s scarred, a cut spanning his face from cheek to cheek, and he’s looking at you like you might be lunch.

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Cari Z sure knows how to create quirky, adorable and just oh-so-dreamy characters! Javi and Conrad are simply a wonderful tandem! I totally loved Javi! He’s just the cutest and most adorbs ever! Of course Javi will remind you of Jesse Eisenberg’s character from Zombieland but a way funnier version of him – and way hotter of course. And Conrad! Ugh. So dreamy!!!!! The hottest human-zombie (?) ever. His purple thingy was very interesting to imagine!

And this is free so Yay!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY HERE – MM ROMANCE GROUP

About The Author
Cari Z. is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She has a wonderful relationship with her husband, a complex relationship with the characters in her head and a sadomasochistic relationship with her exercise routine. She feels like Halloween should happen every month, which is why you get this picture of her, and hopes that you enjoy reading what she’s put out there as much as she enjoyed writing it in the first place.

Book Review: The Downs – Kim Fielding

The Downs

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’sLove is an Open Road” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Photo Description:
A naked man stands with his back to the viewer, a plain white floor beneath his feet. Ahead of him, a pair of large black doors are ajar, revealing a glimpse of bright light. The man’s shoulders are slightly hunched and his head is bowed; he appears hesitant to face whatever fate awaits him through the doors.

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It’s Kim Fielding so as expected, she came up with this wonderful story of redemption, forgiveness, second chances and most especially love!!!

I loved Enitan and I loved Rigs even more! It’s a feel good story that makes you want to believe that love truly conquers all! I absolutely loved the feel of the story – the somber but serene mood – everything about it was perfectly written! Thank you Kim Fielding and thank you MM Romance Group!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY HERE – MM ROMANCE GROUP

About The Author
Kim Fielding lives in California and travels as often as she can manage. A professor by day, at night she rushes into a phonebooth to change into her author costume (which involves comfy clothes instead of Spandex and is, sadly, lacking a cape). Her superpowers include the ability to write nearly anywhere, often while simultaneously doling out homework assistance to her children. Her favorite word to describe herself is “eclectic” and she finally got that third tattoo.

All royalties from her novels Stasis, Flux and Equipoise are donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Book Review: The Family We’re Born With – Kaje Harper

The Family We Are Born WithI really enjoyed the flow of this holiday story. It’s about family – being together, its minor and major conflicts, understanding each other and accepting each other regardless of who they love.

Jesse and Devin are at the center stage of the story – They have been spending the holidays at Jesse’s family since introducing Devin to his family and effectively coming out almost five years ago. This time though, Jesse’s mom didn’t want to have Devin for Christmas Eve for fear that this would make the meeting between his long lost half-brothers and his family uncomfortable about Jesse’s sexuality [/ relationship] which made Jesse rethinks his family’s stand about their relationship. Have they truly accepted him and his relationship with Devin after all these years?

I guess what I really loved about this story was the smoothness of Jesse and Devin’s relationship. There’s a beautiful romance in there. There was no heavy, angsty stuff going around. It was clearly a reasonable misunderstanding and natural reactions from a mother who haven’t seen her child since birth and for a son who feels the needs to hide in order to maintain peace.

I also loved the conclusion on how Jesse patched it up with his mother and it made me excited to read more about the secondary characters in the coming books.

Do read this you guys, it’s a good one and FREE!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Goodreads HERE