In the world of best-selling authors, Aiden Ruskin is at the top for the fifth year in a row. He has everything he wanted from life – a nice house, an insanely expensive sports car, world-wide recognition and legions of adoring fans. The only thing he lacks is a life, but that’s the price he’s accepted – until now.
Starring down the gauntlet of the sixth book in a series he never wanted to write, Aiden is tempted to give it all up and walk away. Better yet, run. But the voices just won’t let him. And the more people ask where the ideas come from, the more Aiden has to face that they might not be coming from within him. Then comes the worst day of his life – the day the voices stop – and Aiden has to figure out who he is without them. And what he’ll sacrifice this time to make them come back…
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This was a quick read, made faster by the desire to find out what happens next. The ending is a little abrupt, but buying the ridiculously inexpensive following parts now is only a click away – a step you will feel compelled to take by the end. This book contained no explicit sex scenes, just implied ones, but those implications were sizzling enough. The next two parts promise to set the pages on fire.
Continue reading “Review: Prince in Exile, Part I by H.J. Bradley”
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the transition the publishing industry (traditional and self-) has adopted, going from painted to Photoshopped covers. I think we can all agree, they don’t make them like they used to. Painted covers still exist, of course, and when looking at a list of the 50 most iconic covers of all time, most of them are extremely minimalist, proving that concept in cover art evolved long before the computers that made it so easy to create.
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The saying goes that the darkest hour is just before dawn. It’s very true. I have tried my best to avoid being awake to experience it but, with winter creeping over us even here in Seattle, I find myself daily immersed in the deep pre-dawn gloom despite my best intentions.
I am certainly not the first to draw a parallel between this natural truth and the other conflicts that are faced in life – that IS what the saying is a metaphor for, after all. But it is a truth also encountered on the battlefield of the written page, while marching through what I like to call the F*cking Middle.
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I loved this book, but this is NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S HARLEQUIN. It isn’t even your typical gay romance novel. This is a story about the transformative power of love, and how someone who has lived his life taking the easy way out can overcome his limitations and be there for the person who needs him the most. Which makes it one of the most amazing romances that I’ve read in years.
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