Ann Somerville


Ann Somerville is Australian. She/her.


Many Roads Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,920. Language: British English. Published: June 16, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Vicont Yveni, fleeing danger, is captured by slavers and sold to a man who hates his country. Paole, a healer, was enslaved as a child and suffered much abuse. Hating the loneliness of his new freedom, he seeks an apprentice, but ends up with a sulky, dishonest slave. Two stubborn individuals struggle for control, but find love. If Yveni reclaims his birthright, can their relationship survive?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,910. Language: British English. Published: June 8, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Giant telepathic arachnids. Sentient ships. Planetary rebellions. Heroic rescues. Love triangles. Broken hearts and second chances. Brave spacers, hot lovers. Read about all this in three stories in the Interstitial anthology, including the previously published 'Interstitial', and two more stories featuring Sebastien ven Hester, Jason North, and Jatila Kan. Friends, crewmates, and maybe more.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,990. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Three novels set in a world where genetically engineered winged humans —'Angels— were hunted almost to extinction, but now live safe and wild, away from other people. When invaders from another planet invade, collisions of beliefs and needs between races have profound effects on Angels, humans, and invaders alike, and individuals who fight against biological limitations to find love.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,740. Language: American English. Published: May 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
2042. The FBI and NSA now form the Federal Justice Agency. Elite Special Crime Investigators work the most difficult cases. Devlin Grace meets his new partner, Connor Hutchens. Connor is odd and damaged — but with enhanced senses far beyond those of ordinary people. They must catch a dangerous criminal before more children are killed or mutilated - while resisting their mutual attraction.
Watch Over Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,460. Language: British English. Published: May 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Prince Etiènne Donadieu is heir to a highly valuable sea stack in the middle of the Bay of Biscay. His outspoken views have already led to one nearly fatal knife attack. His new bodyguard, Paul Villeneuve, hopes to prevent a second. But Paul doesn't reckon on falling in love with his client, or the problems this might cause with Etiènne's family.
More Than A Thousand Words
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Steve protects London's elite, and works with the police to find a missing baby. Meeting a Talented artist changes the case and his life. Luce overcame tough times to become a successful artist. His ability to see people's past is a bonus when a handsome guy after a kidnapper crashes into his life. As the two grow closer, they learn that sometimes a picture's worth more than a thousand words.
Bonnie's Day At The Office
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Bonnie has to work on her birthday. Worse than that, her new bosses are very strict!
Halut Ja Tarpeet
Price: Free! Words: 81,070. Language: Finnish. Published: May 21, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Ikävien tapahtumien tuiverrus – sairas lapsi, pahantahtoiset juorut, tunkeileva entinen rakastaja – on ajamassa Jernaa ja Riaa erilleen. Heidän kamppaillessaan pitääkseen suhteensa hengissä, Rian vanha ystävä Orlan joutuu yllättäen epäillyksi murhista, ja Jernan, Rian ja Silan täytyy syrjäyttää omat tarpeensa puhdistaakseen hänen maineensa ja estääkseen enemmät naismurhat.
Lost in Transcription
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Pilot Bancilhon Pax doesn't expect anything but relaxation during planetary downtime, but news of missing children possibly trafficked for sex can't be ignored. Pax investigates, a decision with strange and unexpected consequences, turning the pilot's ordered, predictable life upside down.
Pelit Ja Seuraukset
Price: Free! Words: 63,840. Language: Finnish. Published: April 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
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
Price: Free! Words: 91,440. Language: Finnish. Published: October 1, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action & Adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
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
Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,870. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Unnatural Selection. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,530. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(3.00 from 1 review)
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)
Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
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)
Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
A Not-So-Grimm Fairytale
Price: Free! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
True love isn’t easy to find, even for handsome princes. Warnings: silliness
Every Move You Make (Unnatural Selection #2)
Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,070. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
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
Series: Unnatural Selection, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
Series: Pindone Files AU, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
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
Series: Pindone Files AU, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,730. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
Series: Pindone Files, Prequel to 'Cold Front'. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,940. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,180. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,660. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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
Series: Fluffy Tales, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
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
Series: Fluffy Tales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
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.
The Surrogate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,720. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
'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)
Series: Pindone Files, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,150. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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)
Series: Pindone Files, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,660. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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)
Series: Darshian Tales, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 232,600. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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)
Series: Darshian Tales, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 220,840. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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)
Series: Darshian Tales, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 254,650. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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)
Series: Darshian Tales, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 305,960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.80 from 15 reviews)
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)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,730. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 193,910. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.50 from 10 reviews)
Being shot triggered Javen's genetic empathy. Aa 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 new career brings him in repeated contact with the despised banis race. He finds himself drawn towards the people and their concerns, and towards one member of that race in particular.
Games & Consequences (Remastering Jerna #2)
Series: Remastering Jerna, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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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Smashwords book reviews by Ann Somerville

  • 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.
  • 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.