"Michaels produced this book after 13 years of commitment to the practice. His writing flows effortlessly, punctuated with intelligence and humor...The result is an important contribution to the rank of spiritual memoirs, especially those concerning yoga practice."
" The author’s portrayal of corruption and vice in the Niger Delta is unflinching, and his character portrayals seem authentic...Readers with an abiding interest in the ongoing political upheavals and violence in Africa will find some unique portrayals here."
The author's writing is pinpoint sharp and adroit, even when discussing sensitive issues such as Margarethe's father taking his mother's best friend as a mistress on the side.
"Geoff Essex Smith has crafted a breezy beach read that’s heavy on sex, subterfuge, and money. What’s missing is a plot thicker than a bed sheet. This isn’t a novel for those who crave a substantive page-turner. It’s for voyeurs who want a book that sweats in their hands, best read with a bottle of wine and a cold shower running nearby."
"Hidden remains an immensely readable book. If not quite the tell-all it portends, it tells enough to make one marvel at the sheer number of gays who contributed to the successes and failures of modern history and will appeal to anyone interested in gay culture."
"An insightful debut, Reflections of Love and Loathing embodies some hard truths in a sympathetic character. Although Gutierrez would do well to pick up the pace a bit in the middle, in the end she tells an honest, important and relatable story of one woman’s struggle to break free."
A chaste monk is enticed by a demon in this fast-paced and sizzling gay erotica short story
"Charming and humorous… the novel successfully ends the series, while leaving open the possibility of further adventures. The controversial subject matter may make some readers uncomfortable, but for those interested in a sexual adventure told from a gay perspective, this is a wonderful look at boys transitioning between childhood and adulthood."
A powerful declaration of independence against a life full of ignorance and intolerance.
"While the extensive sex scenes may make some readers uncomfortable, they are handled well, showing the tenderness between the boys. Their relationships are fascinating to watch..."
"Eldot not only examines male-only sexual episodes, he anchors them in verisimilitude. Unlike more fantasy-driven erotica that sets up outlandish, compulsive scenarios, the sex here arises organically from the plot. The author goes inside the heads of the characters, so that we understand their bashfulness, their longing or curiosity."
Sam and Edward want to give Ginger the stable home, happiness and parental love she deserves. They know as they sign the foster papers that their lives are going to change. What they don’t realize is how much Ginger will also change them. Raising Wild Ginger is a compelling and emotional ride.
“…the book takes place at a scout camp during the summer of 1962, and follows several groups of boys as they form friendships, learn new skills, and fall in love…If readers are open to the subject matter, they will find intriguing insights into the complex world of boys in this unique novel.”
Ultimately, the book is too short to cover so much territory. There is potential for a powerful story here should the author decide to embrace it more fully.
“Author Eldot explores the daily activities of scout camp and the politics of sex between teenage boys. The author focuses mostly on the gay characters and Julian’s sexual thoughts, but this is not really gay erotica… it is intelligent, moving, well-grounded and memorable.”