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Les Prix du roman gay 2020 ont été attribués…

La proclamation du Prix du roman gay 2020, qui, l’année dernière, a donné lieu à de jolies rencontres in vivo, si j’ose dire, se déroule, confinement oblige, sur Internet cette année. En effet, j’ai reçu l’invitation voici quelques jours, et je me suis fait une petite note mentale pour ne pas louper l’événement, qui est programmé pour ce soir, mercredi 4 novembre, à 18 heures sur un canal Youtube.

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“A Body on the Hill” by Brad Shrives

I like my mysteries easy, smooth, fluffy and cozy, but not exclusively. From time to time, I yearn for something grittier, grimier, slightly rougher and more rugged. This book was the ideal read for that craving. The main character Mitch, who tells the story in the first person, is an excellent observer, capable of conveying the sensation of a situation or a setting in a few chosen words. And he is living in the real world, where things are tough and life more a question of day-to-day survival than pursuit of happiness. 

Read the entire review on

http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/a-body-on-the-hill-a-mitch-oreilly-mystery-2-by-brad-shreve-at-beeson-press

Brad Shreves’s “A Body in a Bathhouse”—5 stars

This was an intriguing read, a murder mystery I would really define as unputdownable and a page-turner where I got plenty of clues but had the impression I remained clueless almost till the end. An excellent read with blood, sweat, and tears as well as a hunt for the culprit that drew me in from the first page.

Read the entire 5-star-review of this Brad Shreve murder mystery on

http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/a-body-in-a-bathhouse-a-mitch-oreilly-mystery-1-by-brad-shreve-at-beeson-press

“Gaydonia”—highly entertaining

‘Gaydonia’ is a wicked farce that criticizes with subtle charm and wit the excesses of modern mass tourism and the willingness of many people to sacrifice everything in order to earn money – be it their culture, their traditions, their language even. A very amusing and entertaining book indeed, playful, imaginative, skilfully written, professionally edited and proofread, with twists and turns on every other page…

You can find the while review on

http://www.rainbow-reviews.com/book-reviews/gaydonia-by-gary-pedler-at-adelaide-books

Le joli banquier, le flic sexy, le Chinois craquant…

Eh oui, c’est le titre d’un roman que je viens de discuter sur livresgay (c’est-à-dire, c’est une partie du titre dudit livre, lequel est encore plus long). Et avis à ceux qui confondent histoire légère avec lecture légère : avec cet auteur, il faut s’accrocher. Jacques Fortin-Payen use et parfois même abuse d’un verbe très haut, entraînant ses lecteurs dans des méandres par endroits si tortueux et torturés que l’on se croirait lire du Proust, juste en mille fois plus drolatique. J’ai gloussé tel un dindon, j’ai rigolé…

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Another excellent Kraychik mystery—read and reviewed

Another brilliant whodunnit by the late Grant Michaels. Michaels is a master of atmosphere, a writer who manages to create intriguing characters with just a couple of paint strokes and make them three-dimensional. The main character, Stan, remains the same old sharp-tongued, witty observer of his fellows and the same remorseless troublemaker for all those who have something to hide.

Another gem republished by ReQueered Tales; my review can be found on

http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/time-to-check-out-stan-kraychik-mystery-5-by-grant-michaels-at-requeered-tales

“Rex vs. Regina”—the fourth book of the “Line of Succession” series

Twists, turns, schemes, plots, counterplots, palace intrigues abound once again in this fourth installment of Harry F. Rey’s addictive Line of Succession series (one should have read books one, two and three prior to tackling this one). This book is again masterfully written, perfectly paced and neatly cut into those neat little chunks that more often than not end with cliffhangers. Speaking of which: the book itself ends with a huge one…

Read the whole review on

http://www.rainbow-reviews.com/book-reviews/rex-v-regina-the-line-of-succession-4-by-harry-f-rey-at-deep-desires-press

“The Blue Star”, merveilleux roman de Robert Ferro

Ferro a une manière envoûtante d’utiliser les mots et crée de merveilleuses scènes atmosphériques. Son écriture semble sans effort, savante sans être pédante, parfois ornée, parfois nette et directe, en alternances parfaitement rythmées. Les personnages, même si je ne pouvais pas toujours voir les raisonnements et les raisons de leurs actions (comme s’ils étaient de vraies personnes dans la vraie vie, non ?), étaient attachants et intrigants.

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