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    The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Review

    Genre: Historical Fiction, YA, Romance Pairings: M/M Queer Rep: Bi and Gay (I think) Warnings: Memories of abuse and trauma, homophobia, racism, sexism (all from outside characters and not condoned by the MCs. Still sucks), some violence Synopsis Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of…

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    Carmilla and Laura – Review

    Genre: Paranormal Romance Pairings: F/F Queer Rep: Lesbian Warnings: Violence, some gore   Synopsis In the late 19th century, Laura lives a lonely life in a schloss by the forest, Styria, with only her doting father and two governesses for company. A chance accident brings a new companion, however – the eccentric and beautiful Carmilla. With charm unparalleled and habits as mysterious as her history, Carmilla’s allure is undeniable, drawing Laura closer with every affectionate touch and word. Attraction blossoms into a temptation Laura fears to name, a tantalizing passion burning brighter than the fires of hell. But when a mysterious plague begins stealing the lives of young women in…

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    Undertow – Review

    Genre: Paranormal Romance Pairings: M/M Queer Rep: Gay, Trans Warnings: Bloodletting, violence, some gore   [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]   Synopsis Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is home to Crescent Cafe, a slew of micro-breweries, a downtown packed with antique boutiques, and violent, ancient storms. Thunder shakes rooftops and lightning cuts through dark skies, but Liam Montgomery has never been afraid. Until now. One night, Liam hears the scream of a kelpie, a Water horse whose cry foretells the beginning of a prophecy. Kelpies have not set foot on shore for decades, but as Liam…

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    Darkling – Review

    Genre: Paranormal Romance Pairings: M/M Queer Rep: Gay, Trans Warnings: Bloodletting, Narration of death and resurrection  [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.] Synopsis  “Ryder is a witch with two secrets—one about his blood and the other about his heart. Keeping the secrets hasn’t been a problem, until a tarot reading with his best friend, Liam Montgomery, who happens to be one of his secrets, starts a chain of events that can’t be undone.” General “Darkling” is a whirlwind of a novella with witches, dark magic, and steamy smut. The world is rich and the plot engaging. Honestly, all I wanted was to…