Wes and Kit

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Series: Steampunk Mystery #1
Published by on 8/4/2014
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Pages: 154
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four-half-stars

Wes and Kit is a short book, more of a novella. It seems almost like it was written just for me. I enjoy steampunk, mysteries, and gay romance!

I’m not familiar with the author, Hollis Shiloh, but I’m glad to know he (?) has more than one title out there. This was a very enjoyable book, as well as a quick read (something I appreciate as my life is suddenly rather busy). Wes and Kit are both very likable, if flawed, main characters. If I have a complaint about them, and I really can’t say that I do, it would be that they might be too likable. Too nice. There is a slight tendency toward melodrama, with truly villainous villains, and Wes (our hero) rescuing Kit (our “damsel in distress”) often. But I’m happy with that. A little melodrama is a good thing now and then. Continue reading

four-half-stars

Back to Basics

Ok. I have spent time working on other blogs. I’ve looked at the stats. This blog still, after 20 months of no updates, gets more traffic than all the others combined.

I think that’s a sign.

So Gaily Readings is the only blog I’ll be working with from now on. Watch for more frequent updates, coming soon. New books! Audiobooks! Opinions! It’ll all be here.

Oh, and thanks for sticking around. Love you much!

Lions and Wolves and Bears: Sex on the Furry Side

Dragon ShifterA lot of people have questions about shifter fiction. What is it? How is it different? Is it any good?

Well, the last question, you’ll have to answer for yourself. All I can tell you is that it’s one of my favorite kind of story!

In this post, I’ll take some of the questions I hear a lot and try to answer them. As always, if you have a question I don’t answer, or want to agree or disagree with my answers, go ahead and comment. The more people chiming in on the topic, the clearer it becomes! Continue reading

Werewolves and Vampires and Ghosts – Paranormal Fiction

Have you ever wondered what paranormal fiction is?werewolf

Well, at Gaily Readings, we’re here to help.

According to Acquanetta Ferguson writing at The Examiner, paranormal fiction is a subcategory of romance fiction. It “ranges from vampire to were-animals to witches and to everything else not ‘normal.'” It can include mermen, the fae, ghosts, even otherwise normal psychics, and more.

While paranormal fiction is usually a subcategory of romance, it has it’s own subcategories. One of these is M/M fiction, and that’s where we here at Gaily Readings comes in. Continue reading

1,000 Visitors

Gaily Readings reached a milestone today: 1,000 visitors since I started the site on April 13, 2013. I want to say thanks to everyone who’s helped me get here. I’m looking forward to the next 1,000 visitors, and I’ll do my best to provide good reviews of books you’re interested in and other information you need about M/M fiction.

Thanks very much!

Book Trailers

I love book trailers! In case you don’t know what a book trailer is, it’s like a movie trailer, except about a book. Kind of a teaser about the plot line and characters in the book. I’m pleased to see that M/M fiction writers and publishers are starting to make book trailers. Here’s a few I’ve found: Continue reading

Looking for Gay Shapeshifter Fiction?

One of the longest-running and hottest subgenres in M/M paranormal fiction isn’t vampires. It’s the were creatures. Whether werwolves, or guys who shift into horses, it’s a really popular subject. Here’s some books you might want give a look to!

Northern Shifters series, by Joely Skye:

  • Marked (2008), available in paper and ebook
  • Feral (2010), available in paper and ebook
  • Lynx (2010), available in paper and ebook
  • Running Wild (2013), available in paper and ebook

From G. A. Hauser:

  • Of Wolves and Men (2011), in paper and ebook
  • The Order of Wolves (2011), in paper and ebook

A Very Male Shifter Christmas (2012), by Zach Collins, Shelby Lynn and Rae Brewer (paper, ebook).

Secret Chemistry (2013), by Chris T. Kat (paper, ebook).

Static (2011), an award-winning book by L. A. Witt (paper, ebook).

I’ll admit, a lot of shifter stories are mind-candy. But sometimes that’s what you want, and it doesn’t mean they aren’t well-written books. Historical fiction remains my favorite, but I like shifter fiction a lot, too.

Have a favorite shifter book or author? Let me know in the comments!

Some Favorite Book Covers

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but the cover surely affects how you feel about a book. I enjoy cover art, and I think it’s important to acknowledge good art and the artists who create it. Here’s some of my favorite covers from the books I’ve read this year:


What’s some of your favorite cover art? Also, if anyone knows who the artist is for Lion of Kent, please let me know so I can give proper credit. I wasn’t able to find out online. Thanks!