Monday, July 30, 2012

Quick Review: Dirty Kisses by Sean Michael

Sean Michael
Dirty Kisses
Amber Allure, May 27, 2012 | 30 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Bussy, the manager of a gay ski resort, is into only twinks. At least that's what he has always believed, until one evening after he gets dumped by his latest boyfriend, he notices Quint, the hot bartender.

Quint is the complete opposite of a twink. In fact, he's even taller than Bussy and definitely well-built. Could the shy bartender be exactly what Bussy's been looking for all along?

Friday, July 27, 2012

I’m Sad But It’s Happy Gay Friday… Without Cookies

Free picture from Stockvault

I’ve been busy with deleting the Man Candy, Hot Couple and Happy Gay Friday pictures that I used over the years on my blog. It made me kind of sad, because all those beautiful photos were a big part of the joy of blogging for me. Especially in the early days of my blog I posted a lot of pictures. But after reading Roni Loren’s post “Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued for Using Pics on Your Blog – My Story” I realized I was using other people’s intellectual property without their permission. And apart from the possibility of getting sued, that’s just not something I want to do. It has been ignorant of me to not realize that before, but now I know and don’t want to continue with it.

Hence, all the black squares where there used to be pictures in previous posts. That’s because I deleted the pictures directly from my Picassa-album, instead of going through all the posts one by one. It makes a bit more of a mess, but

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Country Mouse by Amy Lane & Aleksandr Voinov

Amy Lane & Aleksandr Voinov
Country Mouse
Riptide Publishing, April 23, 2012 | 79 pages

Amy Lane’s website | Aleksandr Voinov’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Owen may be a bit of a country mouse, but he’s loving his vacation in London. After a long day playing tourist, he’s on the hunt for some cheap beer and a good burger. Instead he finds a man hunting him, an arrogant prick with only one thing on the brain: the kind of meat that doesn’t come on a bun.

Eighty-hour weeks at a trading desk don’t leave Malcolm Kavanagh much time for meaningful relationships. Besides, in his world, everything’s a competition—even sex. When his newest one-night-sub fails to show, Malcolm sets his sights on the pretty young Yank on the bar stool beside him.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lis’ Review: Alexios’ Fate by Kayla Jameth

Kayla Jameth
Alexios’ Fate (Apollo’s Men, #1)
Breathless Press, April 13, 2012

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Mature King Lykos has a sexy confidence that turns Alexios' head. Seduced by Lykos, Prince Alexios discovers a world of men he's never known before.
Meanwhile his slave Galen has gotten tired of waiting in the wings. He sets out to woo Alexios and win his heart.
Even Apollo can't leave Alexios alone. The young prince finds himself pursued by a god and in danger of a perilous love.
How will Alexios follow his heart when he unwittingly wins the favor of a god? Can Alexios escape the fate of Apollo's past lovers and have the man he wants?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Time for A Change & Some M/M Recommendations & Happy Gay Friday

I’ve been feeling a little meh about m/m books lately and last weekend it had gotten to the point that I picked up the first book of an m/f series: Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy. It’s a series, called Fast Track, about a bunch of friends/siblings who are stock car drivers or are involved with them or the race track in one way or another. After I finished the book, which has the hottest and sweetest hero I’ve seen in a long while in m/f romance, I immediately picked up the second book, which was just as good as the first. That was enough for a little while and I returned to an m/m read again, but I think I’m going to switch between the two more often from now on, just to avoid that meh feeling.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lis’ Review: Yours Forever by Missy Welsh

Missy Welsh
Yours Forever
Amber Allure, May 27, 2012

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Rick knows his lover Danny has a secret and has been lying to Rick in order to keep it. He’s pretty sure this secret has something to do with seeing another man once a month for three days at a time.
Determined to show his boyfriend that he can be everything Danny needs, Rick hatches a plan that ends up revealing way more than he could’ve imagined.

(Warning: Contains an altercation between the main characters and a group of anti-gay morons.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lis’ Review: Loving Eden by Lee Brazil

Lee Brazil
Loving Eden
Breathless Press, March 2, 2012 | 55 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Eden St. Cyr wants to let the boy who's crushing on him down easy. Drew Harris wants to protect his son from what he considers a disastrous relationship. Neither of them counted on being attracted to the other.
Eden St. Cyr has wandering feet. He shuffles around the country from place to place and college to college, changing majors and lovers at whim. When Bailey Harris starts following him home, mooning around, and showing signs of affection, Eden hatches a plan to let the kid down lightly before he leaves for the next semester, the next college, and the next lover.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Gay Friday & The Sh*t Hit the Fan

I sweet HGF picture this week, because... what a week! *sigh*
With a post title like that you probably think I’m referring to the latest brouhaha in our little part of the internet world, but I’m not. I don’t feel the slightest inclination to give you my 2 cents about the stoptheGRbullies debacle that hit my rss reader and twitter timeline this week, because I hate how the discussions about issues like this always get so completely and utterly simplified, no matter how nuanced or well-worded some comments are, there’s always someone who finds a way to simplify such comments and the complete discussion/issue at hand. And like it or not, most of the times these issues aren’t that black and white at all. So, I try to stay away from them as far as I can.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lis’ Review: Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison

Poppy Dennison
Mind Magic
Dreamspinner Press, April 23, 2012 | 200 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Magical species must never mix. According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children’s cries for help. After all, they’re werewolf cubs, and he’s an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic.
Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon’s bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs’ alpha, a man named Gray Townsend.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quick Review: The Wysh by L. Shannon

L. Shannon
The Wysh (Wysh #1)
Amber Allure, December 18, 2011 | 42 pages

Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here

Lindsey Hamilton is a guy who just happens to make his living writing erotic romance. The problem is his royalties are all late and his bills are all on time. What’s a guy to do? His options open up in a strange way when he gets invited to a midnight rendezvous. Although he expects to be meeting a pervert, and plans to let the poor disillusioned guy down easy, he instead comes face to face with a real life demon.
Scott Wysh is a blood demon, living and hiding among humans. To perform his very public job, however, he has to alter his demonic looks, and to do that, he needs regular blood. That’s where Lindsey comes in. After reading a vampire romance that Lindsey wrote, Wysh is convinced he’s found the perfect donor. Possibly the perfect lover.
All that’s left is making the deal...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

And the winners are…

A huge thank you to all who stopped by and left a comment on the Abigail Roux interview, it was such a joy and honor to have Abigail here on the blog. And kudos to Sharon for making it happen! :)

Five lucky commenters have won one of the prizes. picked these names out of 49 entries:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Gay Friday, Ty and Zane Are Like Crack & Amsterdam Gay Pride

I guess I’m the last one to find out about this Goodreads group, but I discovered yesterday that there’s a group called ‘Ty and Zane are like crack’ for people who like the Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux (and Madeleine Urban). I thought I just share it here in case I’m *not* the last one… ;)

This week another period of deadlines at work ended, thank goodness. I shifted back from a bitching hell cat into my ever graceful and mild-mannered self. *g* I was afraid to get stuck in the former form if the stress would’ve continued for just another hour. But it ended Wednesday! :)
And Thursday night my mood improved even more when my friend Leontine and I succeeded in inviting fellow reviewer and friend Lis and author/twitter buddy Blaine for a date on August 4 to go to Amsterdam together for Gay Pride! We’re going to party! Woohoot! (Here’s a link to the Canal Parade site in English)

So, my weekend started with fabulous news and I have some fun things planned with friends to look forward to as well the next couple of days. Summer is smiling at me. I hope it’s going to be a great weekend for you too. :D

Happy Gay Friday!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sharon meets author Abigail Roux (and asks her everything about FBI agents and lovers Ty & Zane)

We’re very honored and happy to have Abigail Roux as our guest today here at Rarely Dusty Books. Our reviewer Sharon met this fabulous author of the Cut & Run series (among others) nearly two weeks ago and got the chance to ask her all of her, and your, questions about one of the most fascinating gay couples ever created in m/m romance: Ty and Zane. To celebrate this special occasion with our readers both Sharon and I have a gift for a few lucky commenters on this post. And I must say that Sharon’s giveaway gifts are the cutest I’ve ever seen! Read more about them at the end of this (very, very long) post. Let’s first give the stage to Sharon and Abigail!

Sharon & Abigail at Panera Bread

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July m/m Releases I Look Forward to

Here’s a selection of my anticipated m/m books of this month:

Release Date: July 1
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