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Book rec and some rambling ^_^

I'm going to college now which means I have to take the subway every day - it takes about half an hour, often more, and since I have to go there up to three times a day, it's not unusual for me to spend about three hours a day just riding the subway. (Okay, this shocks even me xD )
Thankfully, I found a great way to pass my time: Reading e-books! I installed a free e-book app on my smartphone, so now I can simply download and read e-books wherever I am. And although I do other things on the subway as well, I've already finished one book, and it's just the start of my second college week!
So all that subway riding has a good side, after all: I have much time to read! :D

Why am I telling you this?
Well, simply because I think this book I just read deserves a recommendation! ^_^


It's called "Slide" by Garret Leigh, and it's a m/m romance novel. Quite a dramatic one, too - the protagonists Ash and Pete, especially Ash, have to deal with lots of psychological stuff. The book is angsty, yes, but not melodramatic. And emotional, but not cheesy. Besides, I love the characters, all of them, but in the first place of course the main characters. They all have flaws, everyone is a little crazy, but that makes them even more likeable and more believable. It's definitely an original storyline, and the relationship is far from clichee as well. There are no whiny or weak characters in this story, which I appreciate more than I can say - as well as the fact that it's not some PWP with a stupid story built around it, but instead a strong story with some lemons here and there (don't worry, there ARE enough lemons to satisfy a fangirl's needs ;D ).

Well... what else is there to say? Just have a look at it, maybe get a free reading sample, and if you don't have an e-book, simply download the free e-book-app in the appstore (for Android) or via amazon (for PCs).

Have fun! ;)

(And if you know any good e-books, tell me!! Because now I'm searching kind of desperately for more... and I've become quite picky in my choice of books recently :'D I'd love to read some German e-books for a change, but from my experience, most of them are bad, in form as well as in content ;_; )



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Oct. 30th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec!
I'll try it. Recently I've been wanting to find new M/M authors so that I can read myself to sleep at night. I almost put out a post on my LJ asking for book recs! Maybe I should still do that.

Anyway, I have a recommendation for you too. Bad Boyfriend by KA Mitchell is really good. It's laugh-out-loud funny and the sex scenes are madly hot. I bought it last year and read it, and just read it again recently because I was short on reading material.

Eli is a delightfully snarky character, and Quinn is his quiet, solid foil. It's sort of like JJ and Drake. Here's the link if you want to check it out.http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Boyfriend-Baltimore-K-A-Mitchell-ebook/dp/B005GQUA0I

Oct. 31st, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the rec!
That sounds cute! Thank you, I'll definitely check it out. I just ordered a reading sample which I'll read tomorrow on the subway to college.

I'm sure if you ask for recs on your journal, you'll get many ideas from your readers, so go for it! :D

Because I had nothing to read anymore, I started reading the e-book "50 Gays of Shade" (I admit it - the title made me curious xD ), which is a collection of shortstories set in a gay BDSM club. As you can guess, it's light reading and quite entertaining, but every time I feel like someone is peeking over my shoulder, I have to quickly switch to an innocent historical hetero-romance gratis-e-book xD
Nov. 5th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
I've downloaded the sample, but haven't finished it yet. I think I'm going to enjoy it, though!

I think I've figured out a possible reason why LJ doesn't send me emails when you post. We're not listed as mutual friends on each other's LJ. You're on my LJ profile as a friend and I'm on yours as a friend, and I've even asked LJ specifically to send me a notification every time you do something, but it never happens for some reason. Do you have any thoughts about this?
Nov. 5th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Never mind-- I think I've fixed the problem. For some reason I had LJ set to notify me only if you made a comment with your cats tag. I don't know how I did that. But anyway, I believe I'll get notifications from you from now on.
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