Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Ruminations and Reviews of M/M Books and thoughts about books in general from covers to publishing

New Reviewers, Winner Announcements and Our Week Ahead!

New Reviewers, Winner Announcements and Our Week Ahead!

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Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words continues to grow this week as we add two new reviewers to the blog.  Welcome to Sam and Aurora!  Aurora is our new YA reviewer and Sam will join myself, Barb the Zany Old Lady and PaulBin reviewing all LGBTQ fiction that comes our way!  Check out their bios under Reviewers and give them a welcome!  I am…

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A MelanieM Review: Lukos Heat (Heart of Fire #1) by Megan Derr

A MelanieM Review: Lukos Heat (Heart of Fire #1) by Megan Derr

Rating:  4 stars out of 5

Lukos Heat coverDragon Najlah is on the hunt with his fellow shifters in the Royal Shifter Corp.  His quarry? The court assassin who just tried to kill the King and his brother in the process. So far the mage has eluded them, but now Najlah and his battle brothers have chased the betrayer to the snowy Shide Mountains where few would dare venture, including themselves.  The cold is…

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A MelanieM Review: Midsummer’s Moon (Midsummer #1) by Megan Derr

A MelanieM Review: Midsummer’s Moon (Midsummer #1) by Megan Derr

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Midsummer MoonHomeless, lonely, and starving, werewolf Lowell has heard of a town and doctor that can cure his lycanthropy.  Lowell can remember little of his upbringing outside of foster homes and abandonment.  All he knows is that being a werewolf brings nothing but pain to himself and to others.  And he wants to be free of his curse.

Lowell is hitchhiking to the  small town of…

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Team Up with Sean Michael on his Book Tour for Underground: Special Teams (contest)

Team Up with Sean Michael on his Book Tour for Underground: Special Teams (contest)

Book Name: Underground: Special Teams
Author Name: Sean Michael
Author Bio:
Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast…

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A MelanieM Review: A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish #1) by Keira Andrews

A MelanieM Review: A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish #1) by Keira Andrews

Rating:  5 stars out of 5

When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?

Forbidden Rumspringa coverIsaac Byler’s life changed when his family moved from their Amish home in Ohio to follow their new bishop to northern Minnesota.   Their previous bishop and settlement, while holding to the Amish ways, was never as strict as the Swartzentruber Amish life they are expected to lead in Zebulon.  All it…

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Sophie Bonaste’s ‘Death Gets a Boyfriend’ Book Tour (contest)

Sophie Bonaste’s ‘Death Gets a Boyfriend’ Book Tour (contest)

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Sophie Bonaste has a new release at Dreamspinner Press.  Death Gets a Boyfriend is out now.  Check out the blurb and excerpt below.  And don’t forget to enter the contest.  There are 2 copies of Death Gets a Boyfriend to be awarded.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Please use the Rafflecopter link provided at the end of the post for the entry form and for…

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A MelanieM Review: Finally Home (The Traveler and the Tourist #2) by Zee Kensington

A MelanieM Review: Finally Home (The Traveler and the Tourist #2) by Zee Kensington

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Finally Home coverBangkok, Thailand. 2011.  Seasoned traveler and noted cuisine writer Christopher J. Springer meets/rescues Marco Mineo at the airport.  Marco is making his first trip away from home and chose Thailand as his destination only to be overwhelmed upon his arrival.  Meeting Chris changed his life as the culinary author takes Marco under his wing, showing him the true…

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On Tour with Brooke Johnson & Natalya Parks and The Need To Touch (contest)

On Tour with Brooke Johnson & Natalya Parks and The Need To Touch (contest)

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 I am sitting with authors Brooke Johnson and Natalya Parks to find out more about themselves and The Need To Touch.  They’ve brought along a prize of  two signed paperback copies to give away.  To enter to win, visit this Rafflecopter link to enter and for more contest details.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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STRW:   The Need to Touch is the first book in the Stay True series.…

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A MelanieM Review: The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds by Charley Descoteaux:

A MelanieM Review: The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds by Charley Descoteaux:

Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guy….

Cover The Nesting Habits of Strange BirdsPhil Brask’s life has been one of abandonment and abuse. Jerry Callahan found and rescued Phil after an attack.  Jerry offered Phil a job, and a home as well as a becoming a mentor to the younger man.  Now Phil lives in Jerry’s basement.  He spends his days in solitude, converting legal documents into electronic format. When…

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Get some Love & Punishment with Susan MacNicol! On Tour, Answering Questions with Love & Punishment! (contest)

Get some Love & Punishment with Susan MacNicol! On Tour, Answering Questions with Love & Punishment! (contest)

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What Makes A Man?  Let’s find out.   Susan MacNicol is here today on her book tour.  She’s brought a lovely contest to enter and agreed to sit down and answer some questions!  For all the contest information, head directly to the bottom of the post for the entry link and details.  Now on with our interview…

STRW:  When you write your stories, do you find yourself tailoring…

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