“Everlasting” by Rose Fox
David has been living in a “heaven” of
his own making where there are no every day worries, just
the search for his next sexual conquest. However after
centuries he is ready to leave…
“Everlasting” gives us a glimpse of how
even a “perfect moment” lived too long can become too much.
“The Steel Anniversary” by Valerie Z.
Xana and I have been together for
fifteen years, even though I’m the only one willing to
remember the first four years. I understand why she chooses
to forget, but sometimes I wish she had kept a few of the
“The Steel Anniversary” is a sad
apocalyptic tale of love and survival and how we all survive
in different ways. I won’t forget this story any time soon.
“The Truth of Skin and Ink” by B.A.
When Joshua walks into Aidan’s tattoo
parlor, the last thing Aidan expects is a customer that will
touch him in ways no one else has.
Aidan and Joshua are absolutely
bone-meltingly hot in “The Truth of Skin and Ink” and I hope
that B.A. Tortuga has more of them in store for us!
“Side Effects” by M. Decker
Jordan practices magic and is
struggling to make a career of it. So when he finally gets
a commission he is delighted. But neither Jordan nor his
boyfriend Will are ready for the side effect…
This story takes a light hearted
approach to magic and its effect on every day life. Jordan
and Will are perfectly charming and funny as they deal with
the side effects of Jordan’s magic. “Side Effects” is a
“Path of Corruption” by Steve Berman
Preston is looking to indulge that
secret side of himself that he is afraid to acknowledge, but
when he meets Brandon, a street hustler, Preston needs to
decide how far he is willing to go…
“Path of Corruption” is a dark tale
that highlights the change in the perception of one self
when we indulge in something considered unacceptable.
“Were” by JoSelle Vanderhooft
Alex has a secret. One he is so
embarrassed about that he has stopped going out at night to
hang out with his friends. But when they set him up with
Christopher the surprises keep Alex off balance…
“Were” is a wonderfully funny story.
Alex and Christopher are charming and funny as they exchange
“Lost” by Wendy Barnum
Lawrence always runs when he has any
sort of romantic trouble in his life, and especially on his
birthday. Today he got both – is it any surprise he is
running now? The real surprise, however, is who runs after
“Lost” is a wonderful story that
highlights the miracle of having some one to love and know
us so well that when we are stupid they are still waiting
with their arms open for us to come home.
“The Reflection of Love” by Julia
Alain has magic, magic that has made
him a target. But when he comes across Kyle there is just
one thing on Alain’s mind – experiencing Kyle again.
Alain and Kyle are unusual but
engrossing characters. “The Reflection of Love” is a
wonderful story about the every day magic of love.
“Underneath” by A.J. Grant
John is a Knight that battles all sorts
of evil in the modern world with his sword. Just one
problem, his seer and boyfriend, Stuart, is a pacifist and
this causes all sorts of issues…
“Underneath” is funny, charming and
entertaining from start to finish. I hope that we get to
see more of John and Stuart in future stories by A.J. Grant.
“The Love Potion” by Abbie Strehlow
Aiden is just looking for someone to
share his life with – that’s not too much to ask, is it?
But when the spell he is concocting to help him find his one
true love is ruined Aiden loses hope of ever finding him.
But fate has other things in store for him…
“The Love Potion” is sweet and
romantic. Definitely a must read for all those who enjoy
the discovery of possibilities in romance.
“Picture Perfect” by Sean Michael
What would you do if you had a magic
camera? When Lucas discovers his vintage camera takes odd
pictures it leads him to the unexpected…
“Picture Perfect” is a vintage Sean
Michael story full of sensuality and characters that will
capture your imagination and emotions.
“The Token” by Elspeth Potter
What would you do in order to belong?
I have been searching for a place that calls to me as home
but what I found was the magic of finding a place where
being me is the best thing to be…
“The Token” is a truly unusual story
that highlights the satisfaction of finding a “place” to
call home where being yourself is all you need to be.
“Cedar” by Ann Stocce
John is just off the boat and headed to
the place he always goes when he is on land. But to John
this place is more than a place to count time until he heads
out to sea again.
“Cedar” is a charming story about the
every day magic of finding a place where you are loved and
wanted whenever you stop by – home.
Alleys and Doorways is a
great anthology. All the authors share different types of
magic that we find in every day life and magical imaginary
worlds. These stories will charm, scare or provoke
thought. Do pick up Alleys and Doorways
today; it is well worth the price and the time to read!