Sinful Sunday Reads

books2If you’re like me, you are always in the hunt for something new and different. Usually when I’m writing, I don’t read in my genre (gay lit, transgressive, or western), but since I’ve wandered into some girl-on-girl action, I figured why not indulge, see what’s new on the to-review list.

And yowzers, did I ever hit paydirt!



41anqYYJfeLAs guest reviewer for GRR-Reviews, I dove into a paranormal gay rocking actioner that had me flicking pages and staying up all night.

Clipped by Devon McCormack

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Genre: mainstream gay: erotic, fantasy/paranormal, series

Review snippet: “The action is high, fast, cinematic and violent. The sex is aggressive, full of rage, potent, and sometimes disturbing—not so much acts of arousal as in-your-face displays of arrogance and power. It is revenge eroticism, dominance and submission without safe words, without foo-foo romanticism.”

It’s a guy book. And boy howdy, do I ever like guy books.

See full review at GGR-Reviews.

51eip+iXQSLBooks 1 & 2 of the Sugar House series

Genre: Erotica

Author: Pavarti K. Tyler

Sugar and Salt introduces many of the players who inhabit a high end bordello servicing A-listers with anonymity and creativity.

“The writing is smart, evocative and reminiscent of those 30’s and 40’s Tracy and Hepburn movies.”

Amazon review HERE.


41vM0kLnvfLProtecting Portia hits the ground running, giving center stage to two damaged souls, throwing in a dollop of danger and portents for things to come. It’s a more satisfying read, with stronger characterizations and a very satisfying outcome.

This is erotica with plot, characterization and a fully-fashioned story.

Amazon review HERE.



51byNJi8XgL._AA160_I accepted a literary work for my review blog: The Collection of Heng Souk by S.R. Wilsher

Genre: literary fiction, historical fiction

This is one of those game-changer novels that will stay with you long after you set it down. Normally this genre is waaaay off my radar, but the author made a powerful case for his work, impressing me with his professionalism and just damn good delivery, that I said okay.

I’ll never regret it.

Review snippet: “Spanning generations and cultures, the Collection of Heng Souk confronts the horrors of war, without prejudice, and with profound insight into how our personal histories shape us and those with whom we share the vagaries of this—and that—time and place. It speaks to the nature of grief, to choices, to resolve and courage in the face of the unspeakable.

Some books make you stop and think, some leave you questioning what you thought you knew about events of the past. This book is one of those game-changers that will stay with you long after you click off your eReader.”

Read full review HERE.

41TBN5XZ+MLThen last, but not least, what might prove to be my favoritest book, one I shall purchase when it comes out in print, is a stunning debut novel by an author who goes onto my auto-read list…

The Next by Rafe Haze

Wilde City Press

Genre: Gay mainstream, suspense, crime, thriller, erotic

Review snippet: “The Next is a character study of perception and failure and final acceptance. It is ugly and voyeuristic and brutal and sensual and intensely personal. I don’t believe I ever inhabited a character’s mind and body in quite the same way. The portraits he paints of the souls around him were painful and brilliant and insightful and almost too honest to bear.”

Full review HERE.

10277450_10203930691927184_2451500300268751517_nUntil I read Clipped, and then The Next, I was unaware of Wilde City Press. They specialize in gay fiction, so perhaps not your cuppa. However, this editor/author wants you to know she is very impressed with the quality of the selection, the editing and formatting, and the professional-looking site.

And as many of you are aware, I don’t impress easily.

Check them out.



About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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One Response to Sinful Sunday Reads

  1. Kira Morgana says:

    Reblogged this on The World of The Teigr Princess and commented:
    Nya Rawlyns is a hard woman to impress… yet these books have managed it! That means they are well worth reading.

    Be aware that the books she reviews are erotica/gay fiction in the main, although “The Collection of Heng Souk” is literary/historical fiction – but why not broaden your horizons and try something new?



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