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Chasing His Cottontail, book review

Chasing his Cottontail By  A.R. Barley

I’m all for reading books that have a unique twist on them. So when I learned this book was about shape-shifting bunnies… that are gay. Yeah, I was on board. The first half of the book was exactly what I hoped it would be. A timid little bunny who is in love with his best friend’s brother. Oh, and he’s being hunted by werewolves. I mean, this stuff just writes itself. Add in the classic names, Peter, Benjamin, even a gardener named Mrs. Gregor.

Then… it was revealed that male bunnies can get pregnant. Yeah, this plays into a whole new plot twist, which I will not divulge. But, to me, I was thrown out of the book. And I couldn’t get over the fact that the author could have just made the bunny a girl and then there would be no need for this weird extra layer of fantasy. Sometimes for a plot to work out, the gender of the characters is important. I played this novel out in my head with Peter being a girl, and it played out the exact same.

My personal bias with the gender and pregnancy business aside, this novel is as people say. Cute and adorable. It’s a quick, easy, read, but is very well written. The ending was a bit rushed, and the story could have gone on for a bit longer, but meh, it worked. I’ll def read the next one, if for nothing else than to read about how this male pregnancy works. Maybe the next book will make me realize why Peter needed to be a man.

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Book Release, “Kale’s Paroxysm”

My first romance novel is now available!

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Kale has spent years in a volatile relationship with his ex, Martin. Convinced he will come back, even after a conflict that results in Kale being incarcerated and suspended from his law firm, Kale begins a no-strings-attached relationship with the man he meets in jail.

Eli has always kept his romances with men temporary. He hasn’t always been honest about being gay and he prefers to keep the secrets of his past hidden. Kale’s obsessive nature makes it difficult though, and soon their relationship is edging toward something more. Kale’s possessiveness appears to have no limits, nor do his fits of rage, and Eli worries, as Kale’s affection shifts from Martin to Eli, that he may become Kale’s next victim rather than his lover.

Kale’s Paroxysm on Amazon and MLR Press.


Life, Over Easy, Book Review

Books by K.A. Mitchell are usually a safe bet for me, but this book has easily become one of my favorites. I enjoyed how a touch of supernatural was added to the story line, but it wasn’t so much that the book didn’t remain rooted in the modern world. The supernatural bit was also a side part, not the main focus of the story.

The love story wasn’t your quaint, two people meet and fall in love, plot either. They had their one night stand, then John went off and explored his sexuality with others. I think this is much truer to how things play out in real life. It’s rare that you meet someone and instantly decide you want to be with them. I am glad that in the end, they do have their happy ending, but I loved the route that took them there.

If you are a fan of K.A. Mitchell or M/M romance in general, this novel should be on your to-read list. You won’t be disappointed.

Life, Over Easy By K.A. Mitchell