REVIEW:  “Jolt” by Kris Bryant

REVIEW: “Jolt” by Kris Bryant

  *I was provided a free download of Jolt by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*. Mystery writer Bethany Lange wasn’t prepared for the twisting emotions that left her breathless the moment she laid eyes on folk singer sensation Ali Hart. Of course she … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Nudge” by Sandra Moran

REVIEW: “Nudge” by Sandra Moran

New York advertising executive and lifelong atheist Sarah Sheppard is highly successful, in line for a partnership, and feeling on top of the world. When she’s visited by a mysterious client who offers her a job to write and market a comprehensive addition to the world’s religious texts, she thinks it’s an elaborate joke and … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Just Girls” by Rachel Gold

REVIEW: “Just Girls” by Rachel Gold

  Jess Tucker sticks her neck out for a stranger—the buzz is someone in the dorm is a trans girl. So Tucker says it’s her, even though it’s not, to stop the finger pointing. She was an out lesbian in high school, and she figures she can stare down whatever gets thrown her way in … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Blowback” by Bev Prescott

REVIEW: “Blowback” by Bev Prescott

Meghan Blaney comes from a long line of self-sufficient, gritty Maine lobstermen.  She knows a thing or two about hard work, loyalty, and sacrifice.  When she put off going to culinary school  so she could take care of her aging father, she never expected to be schlepping pancakes at a local diner a decade later.  … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Everything Changes” by Samantha Hale

REVIEW: “Everything Changes” by Samantha Hale

*I was provided a free download of Everything Changes by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*   Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She’s never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “About Face” by VK Powell

REVIEW: “About Face” by VK Powell

*I was provided a free download of About Face by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*   Reclusive forensic artist Macy Sheridan agrees to work one final case she hopes will solve the mystery that’s haunted her for years. The only things blocking her … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Taken by Storm” by Kim Baldwin

REVIEW: “Taken by Storm” by Kim Baldwin

*I was provided a free download of Taken by Storm by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Bold Strokes Books for affording me this opportunity.*   Lives depend on two women when a train derails high in the remote Alps, but an unforgiving mountain, avalanches, crevasses, and other perils stand between … Continue reading

REVIEW:  “Kiss the Girl” by Melissa Brayden

REVIEW: “Kiss the Girl” by Melissa Brayden

I spent twelve years of my adult life teaching at universities.  I taught Speech Communication and Performance of Literature.  One of the things I always told my students was that it wasn’t enough to do the minimum necessary to pass.  Because once they left college and got out into the working world, doing the minimum … Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

The last two days have been rather exciting.  That’s not to say that the first two days of our trip home were boring.  They were just fine.  We’ve had fun meandering across the north western and north central states.  But, really, it was Tuesday night when we took a good look at the map and … Continue reading

GCLS 2014 – Portland, OR

Well, it’s that time of year again.   Time for what I call “The Annual Lesbian Hug Fest” – also known as the Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference.   This is the one event I look forward to each year.  It serves as my vacation.  Each year the conference is held in a different … Continue reading

2013 in review

Well, friends, this has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? As it was for most, this year was filled with ups and downs for me.  But, in the grand scheme of things, 2013 was a better year than I had anticipated.  I was a bit shocked by that realization, to be honest. I guess it’s … Continue reading

It’s not really Christmas until…

It’s the holiday season.  Christmas is upon us and soon we’ll be celebrating the start of a new year. However, I found it very odd that I really hadn’t been feeling “Christmas-y”.  Now, don’t go giving me any of your “Bah Humbug” crap.  I have plenty of Christmas spirit!  I’ve been enjoying the cheesy movies … Continue reading

Lambda Literary’s Fall Challenge

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Want an autographed copy of Etched in Shadows? Want it early, as in before its release date on November 19th? All you have to do is answer Lambda Literary Foundation’s Fall Challenge. What exactly is a challenge grant? Each year in the fall, several generous donors step forward and offer…

REVIEW: An Evening with Sutton Foster

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’ve become rather obsessed with Sutton Foster over the last few months.  Okay, well, not obsessed with Foster, really.  Actually, I’ve become obsessed with her talent.  I’ve been listening to her music on repeat for weeks now.  I did a marathon viewing of Bunheads. (Can someone give me a reason … Continue reading

REVIEW: Gravity

I don’t see movies at the theatre very often anymore.  Honestly, it’s just too expensive.  And I really don’t see movies when they open (except the Harry Potter movies – those were a big exception for me).  There’s rarely anything I want to see so badly that I can’t wait for the DVD.  However, Gravity was one movie … Continue reading