‘Love Is Enough’ by Cindy Rizzo

When Massachusetts Congressional Representative, Angie Antonelli, gives in to her friend Patty to go out on a blind date with investment manager, Jan Clifford, she’s convinced it will be another in a long line of misadventures. She’s convinced this new mystery woman will be just like all her previous dates since her heart was broken… read more

GunnShots: Spring 2013

This spring the books that most caught my attention were a trio by old friends — Neil S. Plakcy, Jack Ricardo, and Marshall Thornton — plus a 1995 novel by Pete Dexter, which he adapted as the script for a quasi-controversial 2012 film…. read more

Queer Rites: November 2012

While reading Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton, the story of Rushdie’s life in hiding after he was “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini on February 14, 1989—a book that I am still reading, but slowly, because I am not all that enamored with Rushdie’s style—I came across a reference to English writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin, born… read more

Book Lovers: April

Au contraire, Mr. Eliot, April is the most romantic month and we have a shower of new romances that will soften the hearts of even the romance wary (or weary)…. read more

'Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness' by Steve Lenius

If you’re looking to expand your leather library, Steve Lenius’ Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness (CreateSpace) is a great place to begin. The book is made up of selections from his infamous “Leather Life” column, originally published in Lavender magazine over the span of 15 years, now updated and annotated for the book. Life,… read more

'A Single Year' by Dawn Mueller

As the joke goes, when a lesbian goes on a second date, she brings a U-haul. We all know the kind to support this stereotype — those queer women who swing from one multi-year relationship to the next, with nary a lonely night between girlfriends. So what happens when someone ends their seriously long term… read more

Amos Lassen's Top 11 Books of 2010 (so far)

Amos Lassen doesn’t think of himself this way, but he is one of the most influential Amazon reviewers in the nation — especially when it comes to the categories for gay romance, gay fiction, gay and lesbian erotica, DVD, and documentary. An Amazon Top 50 Reviewer and a member of the Amazon Vine Program—a highly-coveted,… read more