Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I want to thank the ever excellent JP Barnaby for her contribution to my blog.  JP's LITTLE BOY LOST series is one of my top series of all time as anyone who read my reviews for the books already knows.
Today she is giving us book recommendations which I fully plan to take advantage of soon.  So, now, here is JP Barnaby...

Book Recommendations
As an author, I don’t review other authors because I don’t feel comfortable doing so, but I do recommend books that I love. The m/m genre has exploded in recent years making it hard to separate the exceptional from the mediocre. The definitions of exceptional and mediocre are, of course, subjective—but there are a selection of books that have made me catch my breath while reading, and I’d like to share them with you (my own books are included in this list because if I didn’t find them exceptional, I wouldn’t allow them to be published):

Room at the Top by Davitt & Snow
Remastering Jerna by Ann Somerville
The Trap by Wren Indigo
The Island by Lisa Henry
Anchored by Rachel Haimowitz
The Deviation Series by Chris Owen
Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill
Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan
Slave Boy by Evangeline Anderson
Mastering the Ride by J. P. Barnaby

Hot Head by Damon Suede
The Ghost on my Couch by L. A. Gilbert
Lost Treasure by Kate Sherwood
Touch Me Gently by J. R. Loveless
The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest
Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell
Grey's Awakening (or just about anything else)  by Cameron Dane
Scarred (or just about anything else)  by J. M. Snyder
The Tin Star/Broken H Series by J. L. Langley
The Little Boy Lost series by J. P. Barnaby

The Reluctant Dom (or just about anything else) by Tymber Dalton
The Eden Series by Kele Moon
The Sleeping Beauty Series by A. N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
The Hawkins/Demon series by Cameron Dane
The Forbidden Room series by J. P. Barnaby

You’ll notice that there are really no fantasy, sci-fi, or historicals on this list because I’m not a fan of the genres. It’s nothing against them, they just aren’t subjects I enjoy reading. I’m mostly a fan of contemporaries, though there are some exceptions if the blurb captures my attention. So, hats off to these authors, especially Cameron Dane and J. M. Snyder who are two of my auto-buy authors. Thank you for the hours of enjoyment and fantasies these books have produced.
If you have other books that you think I’ll like, please put them in the comments because I’m always looking for suggestions for great books to read!

The Little Boy Lost blog tour continues June 25th – July 24th . Make sure to comment at each stop for more chances to win some really great prizes such as an entire series autographed to you by J. P. Barnaby. For additional entries – tweet about the tour including @JPBarnaby and #LittleBoyLost.
Tour Schedule:

About J. P. Barnaby
As a bisexual woman, J.P. is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted, and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica, which is, of course, far more interesting. The spare time that she carves out between her career and her novels is spent reading about the concept of love, which, like some of her characters, she has never quite figured out for herself.


Little Boy Lost is a coming of age story about two teenage boys—Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield—growing up gay in rural Alabama. The six book series chronicles their lives as they navigate through peers, parents, and porn, desperately searching for the perfect combination of circumstances in which they can be together. Through their journey, they find friends, pain, acceptance, loss, and most importantly, themselves.

July 2 – July 9th, Dreamspinner Press will offer the first book in the Little Boy Lost series for free on their site ( and books 2-5 at 20% off in celebration of the release of the final book, Sacrificed.

Reviews for Little Boy Lost
This is a compulsively readable book. I sat down with it the other day, intending just to skim it for this re-review, but within a few pages I was pulled completely into the story just like I was last year. Brian and Jamie are wonderful characters, beautifully drawn and realized. They experience the wonder and excitement of their first love, going through each step: a touch, a kiss, an embrace, and more. At the same time, they are terrified of what might happen to them should anyone find out about their relationship. They live in a very small town in Alabama where faggot jokes and homophobia are the norm. How do they reconcile their feelings for each other with the reality of the time and place in which they are living? – JesseWave

What this author does in ABANDONED is just amazing, it is a pure and honest kind of writing that bares the soul of a seventeen, going on eighteen year old. It offers the worst of circumstances in which various forms of love can ignite, nourish and inspire Brian on his journey. I never expected to experience such a strong connection to the person Brian is. I’m still amazed by it and savoring it every chance I get. ABADONED blew me away as J.P. Barnaby continues the story of memorable characters who just go for your heart. This is just about as good as it gets in the M/M genre! – Leontine’s Book Realm

links for my reviews of the series:








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