Ann Somerville

Biography

Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees, an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.

Her long, plot-driven fiction featuring gay and bisexual characters has been professionally published, although copious free full length stories and novels are also available on her website. She blogs about writing, publishing, her life and many shiny distracting things.

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Books

Pelit Ja Seuraukset
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Price: Free! Words: 63,840. Language: Finnish. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Pelien pelaaminen toisten ihmisten elämällä on jännittävää. Mutta seurauksista pitää maksaa. Sen Jerna saa tuta kun hän joutuu vaarallisen suunnitelman uhriksi ja häntä syytetään murhasta. Hän tarvitsee Rian kaiken rohkeuden ja älyn sekä rehellisen mutta illuusionsa menettäneen poliisin avun päästäkseen pakoon hirvittävästä ansasta. Pelit ja seuraukset on jatkoa kirjalle Jernan uusi isäntä.
Jernan uusi isäntä
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Price: Free! Words: 91,440. Language: Finnish. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Jerna, omamme kaltaisessa maailmassa, on rakastava aviomies ja isä. Hänet vangitaan pedofiilina tekaistun syytöksen nojalla, ja hän menettää kaiken. Paikassa, jossa sitä vähiten odottaisi, hän kuitenkin saa uuden mahdollisuuden. Julmuudessaan kiehtovan Tolomin kanssa hän saa tyydyttää kauan kiellettyinä olleita intohimoja – mutta vaarantaako hän kaiken sen, mikä on hänelle rakasta?
Twin Effect
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dylan engineers artificial limbs like the one replacing his right hand. Moving to take up a new job after other life changes has left him lonely and disconnected, so fun-loving Max crashing into his life is a welcome change. But Dylan discovers Max and his beloved twin Toby share a dark secret, and must help them navigate a new, uncertain reality without breaking his own heart in the process.
Remastering Jerna
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Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,870. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In a world like our own, Jerna has a beloved wife and two adored children, but is falsely accused of child abuse and imprisoned, losing all. In the most unlikely of places, he wins a second chance. With the cruelly fascinating Tolomi, he can satisfy long denied passions - but will he risk losing what has become so dear? A complex erotic story of redemption, love, and trust in a BDSM relationship.
Unnatural Selection Collection
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Series: Unnatural Selection. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,530. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00)
Three novellas following the adventures and romance of Nick Guthrie, London police detective, and Anton Marber, the gay scientist he saves from being kicked to death one night. Four years ago an experimental treatment saved Nick's life. Now he lives on fake blood but it's a small price to pay to keep doing the job he loves. Includes 'Unnatural Selection', 'Every Move You Make' and 'Next Of Kin'.
Next Of Kin (Unnatural Selection #3)
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Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
In a sequel to 'Every Move You Make', Nick and Anton have settled happily into married life. But on the eve of their 3rd anniversary, Nick disappears, apparently leaving Anton for another man. Anton refuses to believe it. His search for the truth takes him half way around the world, while Nick's friends work to discover what really happened to Anton's husband.
Needful (Remastering Jerna #3)
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Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,510. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
A perfect storm of unfortunate events - a sick child, schoolyard bullying, malicious gossip, and the interfence of a former lover - are driving Jerna and Ria apart. But as they struggle to keep their relationship alive, Ria's old friend, Orlan, becomes a murder suspect, and Jerna, Ria and Sila must put personal needs aside to clear Orlan's name and stop more women being killed.
Lindira
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Price: Free! Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Her lover brutally murdered, her body violated, Lin is blinded and left to die. She welcomes the idea of death, but her stubborn rescuer, Jese, has other ideas. Jese and his god lover have been parted for decades by an evil wizard's curse. Lin may be the only chance they have to escape the curse and end the wizard's reign. Contains fisting, m/f/m sex, true love, and tastefully enormous penises.
Synchronised (Interstitial #2)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Dating and relationships
A short interlude between 'Interstitial' and 'Impedimenta'. In a sun-drenched luxury resort, Seb and North recuperate, sort out a few issues, and move their relationship up a notch. Jati deals with her demons.
A Not-So-Grimm Fairytale
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.13)
True love isn’t easy to find, even for handsome princes. Warnings: silliness
Every Move You Make (Unnatural Selection #2)
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Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.00)
In the sequel to 'Unnatural Selection', Nick and Anton have settled into a comfortable arrangement. Suits Nick fine - though Anton wants more. Attending a glamorous event pushes them into the public eye as a couple, leading to teasing from Nick's friends. He doesn't mind until the attention turns deadly, and he must discover who's harrasing his friends and lover, before somebody ends up dead.
Unnatural Selection
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Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00)
Nick drinks fake blood to live, has had his canines capped, but he's no vampire. He *is* a cop, part of a London Met police Murder Investigation team. Someone is killing other gay 'vees' and his job is to find out who. Complicating matters is the curious, attractive and stubbornly persistent Anton, who is determined to help Nick with his case and his non-existent love life.
Hidden Faults
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Series: Pindone Files AU, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.40)
In a world where paranormals are persecuted, Jodi works to find a 'cure' to give 'paras' normal lives again. While he struggles to keep his sexuality concealed, the sudden revelation of another secret hidden even from himself ends his comfortable life and lands him in prison. Now his fate rests with the paranormals, and in particular, one dark-eyed man with powers Jodi can barely comprehend.
Walk A Lonesome Road
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Series: Pindone Files AU, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Dek lives in the isolated frozen north, nursing his PTSD and a bum leg. When Ren, a desperate, sick stranger crashes into his life, in dire need of help, Dek resents the imposition and Ren's secretive nature. But he agrees to help, and together they undertake a dangerous journey to safety and liberation. A "Cold Front" remix - no previous knowledge needed.
A Peace Within
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Series: Pindone Files, Prequel to 'Cold Front'. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A grieving widower who can see spirits. A lonely ex-soldier, finding civilian existence unfulfilling. And a sad little soul, unable to move on to her new life. Together they will solve a mystery and bring each other the healing they need. Part of the Periter universe, a prequel to "Cold Front".
Learning To Dharn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.50)
A remote hospital post seems perfect for Rhede Kelten, new physician. He accepts a lift from kind strangers, but the trip turns to horror when his friends are brutally murdered, and his life is saved by Dharn, a deaf hunter. The responsibility isn’t exactly welcome to Dharn, but if he can keep Kelten out of trouble, they might have a chance of being together.
Means of Support
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,400. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
(5.00)
Five years ago, Evan lost almost everything. Now he rents his house out to a bunch of vulnerable, wonderful kids, and, with the help of his best mate, Cam, he tries to find a meaning to his life through helping them. The arrival of the latest naive young refugee from a homophobic family could be a disruption or a blessing. Is he finally ready to move on from his grief?
Slipping Under
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Three novellas in which reality is bent: An unassuming man wakes to find he's "slipped under" the notice of humankind. He'll need the help of other lost souls to find his way back. A cursed handsome prince has to find true love before others can see him as he really is. A young student seeks his lost lover, but the path to happiness is longer, harder and stranger than he ever imagined.
Transitional Arrangements
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,250. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
Newly dead Nev Langse discovers there's more to the afterlife than waiting for rebirth—if he and his still-living partner stops the world ending before they can be reunited. In "A Fresh Start" Jay Langse has everything except love. He’d like not to see ghosts and wishes his mother wasn’t so sad, but it isn’t such a bad life. He just doesn’t realise he’s lived it before.
Selected Short Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.75)
A collection of gay themed short stories ranging from the sad to the whimsical, serving as a wonderful introduction to Ann Somerville's writing. Erotic, naughty, or sweet, there will be something here to delight and amuse almost any reader who loves Somerville's work, or who enjoys good prose, strong characters, and stories just a little out of the ordinary.
A Fluffy Tale 2: Warm and Fuzzy
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Series: Fluffy Tales, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,640. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.17)
Daniel wants to be an engineer, but when his parents die in an accident, he gives up his studies and takes a office position to support his young brother and sister. He hates his new job, but never expects to find himself in serious danger, or to need help from the amazingly tall, kind and good-looking Spen, his friends, Julian, Leo and Zachary, and, of course, their clever kems.
A Fluffy Tale
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Series: Fluffy Tales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50)
Julian has a furry ball of trouble to deal with. A tall, dark stranger may provide the solution — but maybe the complications are more than he can handle. "A Fluffy Tale" will appeal to lovers of m/m mromance and small cute ferret-shaped mammals alike.
Impedimenta (Interstitial #3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
A sequel to 'Interstitial'. North and Seb are still fumbling towards happiness, but the baggage they both carry is holding them back. Still, a six month mission on a quiet backwater of a planet could be the making of them...but then Jati has to go and say the fatal words: 'milk run'. She should know by now that nothing is ever that easy - and space is full of surprises.
The Surrogate
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,740. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.60)
'The Surrogate' tells the story of Nikolas as he is swept up into a dark world of slavery and abuse, where he might be the only hope of those trapped for a lifetime serving the needs of an evil and rapacious god. This story includes graphic depictions of rape and torture. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. 'Reincarnate' (included in this volume) is the sequel to 'The Surrogate'.
Unsettled Conditions (Pindone Files #2)
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Series: Pindone Files, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,140. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
The horrific events in 'Cold Front' leave Dek and Ren damaged and estranged, but they can't walk away from the past or each other. Unknown forces take an unseemly interest in them, and they must turn to some unlikely allies for help. Final half of the "Pindone Files".Contains the short "Visibility: Good to Poor" and the full novel "Unsettled Conditions"
Cold Front (Pindone Files #1)
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Series: Pindone Files, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,550. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.80)
Dek tops. Ren bottoms. Neither gives an inch. Kinky, tough, troubled, caring. Cops and lovers, fighting crime and, sometimes, each other, in a vast cold land where the criminals read minds and the cops never know what they'll face next. First half of the "Pindone Files". Contains "One Brief Encounter", "A House is not a Home" and "Cold Front"
Home Ground (Darshian Tales #4)
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Series: Darshian Tales, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 232,600. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Wepizi is ready for the challenge of a new post, but it will test him more than he ever imagined, and Prince Juimei will learn the true role of a leader in a great crisis. In 'Bearing Fruit', it’s time for Kei, Arman and their friends to explore the fruits of peace and to build on the hard work of the last two decades. But if they thought life had settled down – they were much mistaken.
Staying Power (Darshian Tales #3)
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Series: Darshian Tales, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 220,840. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Karik always wanted to travel and see more of the world. Now he’s on his first major expedition to explore the mysterious land of Andon. But he’ll learn working in a team and managing diverse talents and personalities isn’t easy. It’s even harder when your leader is a prickly, handsome lieutenant and your colleague only opens his mouth to insert the other foot. Contains "Freely Given".
Falling From The Tree (Darshian Tales #2)
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Series: Darshian Tales, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 254,650. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Sixteen years after "Kei’s Gift", Karik is taking his first steps into the wider world. But the question of his parentage, and the role Arman played in his history, are mysteries Karik has to solve. But in doing that, he gets a lot more than he bargained for – and to face the new challenges, he’ll need to grow up in a hurry. "Landing softly" is a side story to "Falling from the tree".
Kei's Gift (Darshian Tales #1)
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Series: Darshian Tales, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 305,960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.85)
War brings Kei, a gentle healer from an isolated village, into collision with Arman, an embittered, honourable general, a man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty. The fate of two nations will rest on these two men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal difficulties, but bring peace with honour to their countries. If they fail...many will die.
Bound to Fall (Encounters #3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Encounters:Book 3. Kine Raelne is settling well into his new life, with his new lover, working for Quarn to improve life for its people. Dinun isn't faring so well, living with the Angels, however much in love he is with Moon. The arrival of visitors from Rael's planet offers opportunities and hope, but they are caught up in dangerous political machinations threatening them all.
I Was An Alien Cat Toy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.20)
Temin crash lands on an unexplored planet and gets up front and personal with the natives – who are giant felines. Survival will mean making some unlikely alliances - and some most unusual friendships.
Going Down
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.50)
For 15 years Derzo Einan rescued others from fires, floods and natural disasters. In the aftermath of a horrific event, he’s left unable to help anyone, not even himself, his empathy now more of a curse. Running from his demons, Einan finds refuge in a big city, discovering an underclass of people even worse off than him. In saving one more person, will he find his own salvation?
Different Senses
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 193,930. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.38)
Being shot triggered Javen's genetic empathy. AS a result, he must adjust to losing his career as a police officer and the man he loved, as well as a unsuspected racial heritage. Born to privilege, his search for a new career brings him in repeated contact with the despised banis race, and he finds himself drawn towards the people and their concerns.[Complete Volume-Parts I & II]
Games & Consequences (Remastering Jerna #2)
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Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,110. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(3.50)
Playing games with other people's lives is a thrill. But then you have to pay the consequences. That's what Jerna discovers when he's caught up in a dangerous plot and charged with murder. He'll need all Ria's brains and bravery, and the help of a honest but disillusioned cop, to escape the terrible trap ensnaring him. 'Games & Consequences' is a sequel to 'Remastering Jerna'

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  • Something Like Summer on Feb. 03, 2011

    This is a coming of age story, and a pretty convincing one. The characters are credible, though not always appealing. The standard straight girl friend is credible without being ubersaintly or self-sacrificing (as too many of these kinds of characters end up being), but her story takes a back seat to the main action - sad, because one could have written a novel about her alone, and this story, told from her perspective, might have been a better book. Unfortunately, the author doesn't flesh out the nicest guy in the story as much as he could have, probably because his interest is in other characters. Line editing and presentation are professional. Standard of writing is mostly decent, with some amateurish touches here and there, but this is a cut well above most self-published books, and certainly above many books in this genre. The pace is rapid - almost too rapid, as a main flaw with the story is the failure to allow the reader to fully enjoy or appreciate the emotional significance of certain life changing events on the central personalities. This swift passing over, along with an over-reliance on telling not showing throughout, means this novel is less satisfying than it could be, and should be, given the intensity of the subject matter and plot. The story held my interest right through to the end, but I was dissatisfied with the ending. There are only a few ways to resolve a triangular love story, and I have to say the author chose not only the method I most dislike, but the one which did the least justice to the characters. (I'm trying not to spoil the story, that's why I'm not going into specifics.) The growth of Ben from inexperienced teen to older and wiser adult felt real, as did Tim's transition from spoiled but affection starved closeted rich kid to spoiled but affection starved out gay man. I really liked Jace, and his impact on Ben was delightful to watch. What was bewildering was Ben's continued attraction to a man who never grew up enough even to look after a dog properly, who is prepared to lie and cheat and tempt to get what he wants regardless of how much pain he causes in the process. Despite the character's internal protestions, Ben's interest in Tim seemed to be mainly sexual, from teenage years to adulthood. Not a lot to build a future on, in my opinion. However, this is not a bad book, just one which didn't live up to its potential as much as *I* would have liked. It will certainly appeal to many readers, particular young gay men who will identify intensely with the issues of homophobia, closeting, fidelity, monogamy and self-awareness. They may also be closer to the actual setting of growing up gay in Texas, with all the 'pleasures' of highschool in modern America. There's much to enjoy and it is a pleasant read regardless of what faults I personally felt it had. It's excellent value for money, and ridiculously cheap for a novel of this length and quality.
  • The Tradesman's Entrance on May 24, 2011

    Oh this is a hoot. I love the voices, and it's laugh out loud funny. Short, sharp and very enjoyable. A couple of editing niggles don't spoil an otherwise nicely written short story that works perfectly for its length.
  • Raven and the Wolf on May 31, 2011

    Ms Evers has created strong characters,a fascinating world, and a beautiful love story here. A solid, enjoyable read.
  • Kansas on June 01, 2011

    A really tight, well-written short. If this is typical of this author's writing, I'll be looking for more.
  • Finished on June 02, 2011

    When I was younger, this was the kind of story I would inhale like air. Tightly written, clever, thinky science fiction with masses of ideas, interested world building and commentary packed into spare, punchy prose. And then I discovered m/m, where the art of the short story is confined to stroke fic and PWPs. Because short fiction is hard, and you need to be more than just a decent writer to make it work. You need to be really good. And Mr Young is really, really good. Aldin is an art thief, looking to complete one last job so he can finish his sex reassignment surgery and live in the body he knows he belongs in. But his partner has other ideas. Just when all seems lost, help comes in the most unexpected form. That short summary doesn't do justice to this. For heaven's sake, risk the whole buck and buy this, and enjoy it. It's rare enough to have a transgendered hero in any story, but even if you haven't the slightest interest in that, this is still a short, cracking read. Science fiction as it should be. Highly recommended!
  • Perfect Love on Aug. 24, 2011

    Really appallingly edited - or should I say, not edited at all. The level of writing is amateurish, but it was the non-stop typos, missing words and punctuation, which stopped me finishing this story. The idea had promise but this is not a commercial, professional product, and should not be on sale as such. Suggest the author pull it, polish it until it squeaks, and put it back.
  • And to All a Good Night (Life Lessons 1 1/2) on Sep. 09, 2011

    A surprisingly meaty and satisfying 'freebie', giving us a window on Mac's work life and the lonely existence that Tony has brightened after "Life Lessons". A Christmas story without sentimentality - it's actually rather sad in parts, not to say a little gruesome - and in the end Mac is still deep in the closet, and holding back from a full life with the man he obviously needs and adores. Beautiful work, Ms Harper. Sets us nicely for "Breaking Cover" but can be enjoyed for itself too.
  • If It Ain't Love on Oct. 11, 2011

    I won’t claim to be Tamara Allen’s biggest fan only because I know that there is fierce competition for that position. But by god, I love her writing, so very very much. Yet, when this little freebie turned up, I hestitated over reading it. I was in a foul mood about other things, and a story set in the Depression sounded…well, depressing. You can understand my reasoning, I’m sure. But I should have had faith. This is the author who can make Victorian England sound almost wonderful, who could write about post WWI America (indeed, on the verge of the Great Depression) and make it a funny, fantastic, romantic place, and who could make the dry and dusty world of banking a hot bed of intrigue and sexual tension. Once again she works her magic, and while the grim realities of the depths of the Depression are not remotely skirted over (and of course, knowing there are people in America, land of such wealth and promise, who still live hand to mouth as they did in the 1930′s, is sobering), she uses the very misery of people flung out of work and their homes to tell a sweet, beautiful story of love, hope, and above all—kindness. Whit and Peter are adorable – there’s jus no other word for it. They care about each other, and hold each other, raising each other out of their gloom and situations. A friend described this to me as having a Christmas feel about it, and it does. It’s a story about small acts of humanity making small but significant differences to little people’s lives, even while the whole world is mired in endless financial and social failure. It’s ultimately a story about how the human spirit is an amazing , almost indomitable force for both good and ill. Ms Allen believes in the good in people, and she’ll make you believe in it too. Read it, love it, then read her other books. You’ll never regret it, and feel a better person for the effort.
  • Latakia on Jan. 24, 2012

    I'm giving this one four stars because it's an enjoyable read (after a slowish start), the characters are wonderful, and because the line editing is superior compared to too many self-pubbed books. It compares favourably to some m/m books put out by professional publishers. However I must be honest and note that the writing would benefit from a guiding editor's hand, that Matt is at times rather Gary Stuish (*everyone* wants Matt), the plot relies on a somewhat implausible coincidence, and that I somehow doubt that the bond between a wimpy civilian and a group of stone-hard SEALS would form as fast and firmly as portrayed in the book (though I am in no position whatsoever to know one way or the other. It just smelled a bit Hollywood to me.) With those caveats in mind, I would say that JF Smith has a raw and definite talent, and that were he to submit his work to a decent publisher of gay romance or m/m, his writing would be refined in the process, and I can see him becoming a major star of the genre. For under a buck, this book is incredibly good value for money, and offers several hours of enjoyment. You could ask for more, but when so many books fail to deliver these things at all, I'm not complaining!
  • Goodbye Phillip (an m/m novella) on July 01, 2012

    Enjoyable little story, likeable characters. Real life issues glossed over, perhaps unsurprisingly. Very clean editing!
  • TV Safe on July 02, 2012

    A thoroughly enjoyable and professional novella, with vivid characters and an intriguing plot, drenched in the details of La La Land. Only negative - formatting. The paragraph formatting was atrocious and made it hard to read in too many places. Apart from that, I'm hooked on Stoney!
  • Double Exposure on July 03, 2012
    (no rating)
    Formatting issues and character corruption made this one too irritating to read. Author really should have checked the output, even on a free offering.
  • Truck Shot on July 06, 2012

    Another enjoyable Stoney Winston story - lots of great lines and observations, and memorable characters. Still problems with formatting and punctuation - shame to deface such good writing with such crappy presentation :(
  • The Other Guy on Feb. 01, 2013

    The only word for this is adorable. Emory is adorably neurotic, Nate is adorably smitten. Even the dog, brief though her appearance was, is adorable. This is a smartly written, funny, well-edited novel that was a joy to read, and a pleasure to recommend. And no one has paid me to say any of that :)
  • The Last Day Of Summer on Feb. 23, 2013

    Enjoyable, more so than Latakia which I really quite liked, and it hung together better than the other book. Line-editing was good, although it needs someone to nitpick the occasional word choice. Likeable characters, even though Rett makes the stupidest decisions an adult man could ever think of making. Felt authentic to this non-baseball-fan, although I wonder if real-life MLB managers are as tolerant as George of skittish employees! Well worth what I paid for it, and I recommend it to people wanting a solid love story against a backdrop of difficult family relationships.
  • Butterflies (The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal) on Nov. 15, 2013

    Superb! Even without knowing the original book, this story is completely satisfying and engaging. Vividly horrifying and erotic, it's a wonderful piece of Victorian pastiche.
  • And I Am Happy on Nov. 15, 2013

    So very beautiful and moving. Kudos for a disabled hero who isn't a cliche, and a manservant who shows his love.