by Nicole Kimberling

This anthology features Spectrum Award Winning author Ginn Hale as well as award winning author and editor Lawrence Schimel and Lambda Literary Award Finalist Astrid Amara.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.95
  • Pages: 381
  • Publish Date: March 1st 2008 by Blind Eye Books
  • Isbn10: 0978986105
  • Isbn13: 9780978986100

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My favorite stories in this collection are: Lord Ronans Shoes, by Astrid Amara, about a young man, Evander, employed by a kings vassal to care for his vast shoe collection. While on a mission to find new buckles for his masters shoes, Evander comes across a very special pair of boots that changes the lives of everyone around him, including Lord Ronan. Remember, by Astrid Amara, is about a man who is dreading his upcoming marriage to a woman he does not love, but needs to go through with the wedding in order to gain an inheritance.

No two stories where the same in this anthology and time and place moved with each new world that was created by the authors. I always know with Amara's writing I will love the world she creates, and the two stories by her in this anthology : Remembered and Lord Ronan's shoes were incredible. this novella also tucked in the back of this book looked at a future world and a boy who is alone to try and keep this world alive while the authorities subtle-y try to make him leave. Overall an incredible novel which I adored and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Blind Eye Book's work.

Overall if you enjoy slash fantasy and don't mind reading short stories, I would recommend this anthology.

I will continue to search for LGBT short story collections!!

4.5 stars It is an interesting assortment of stories, some really good, others just... If only there wasn't dark sorcery involved Another excellent story of love and sorcery, with a bit of humour and plenty of dark magic. 3.5 stars The Lost Gentleman by Mark Allan Gunnells When Jeremy Tesler gets stranded in a storm and looks for shelter in an isolated house, he does not suspect he is going to find love In a very dead old gentleman, Dominic Whitman. A classic love story, easy to read but maybe a bit too mushy at the end. Very good 4 stars Remember by Astrid Amara To be able to marry his fiancée, Alexander Clark must recover some magic wedding bands. 4.5 stars Crossing the Distance by Erin MacKay Born without pigment, a White Child, Aev has to live with the fear and rejection of his neighbours, but his isolation breaks when he starts feeling Trest in his mind. From that moment, Aev learns that they are Relays, people who are connected through their minds so they are able to communicate although they are apart, and discovers a new life in the house of Meraltem, in the country of Elldreni, a life of luxury and love with his beautiful Trest as company.

:) ) Lord Ronan's Shoes by Astrid Amara Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars This is a terrific story about a young servant, who starts to work for a cruel and critical Lord with something of a foot fetish. What I liked the most about this novella is the way the characters grow as the plot - paced beautifully - progresses, especially how Andrew comes to understand his actions are not as benevolent as he thinks. Monument by Steven Adamson Rating 3.75 out of 5 Stars This ghost story with a message won't be to everyone's taste (and I've read a couple of reviews along this vein), however I thought Monument was a good story about a horny teenager dealing with issues associated with his sexuality and his first relationship. My recommendation Although a couple of the stories in Tangle didn't work for me as much as others, the majority of them did and I would suggest this anthology to those readers looking for a variety of unusual m/m fantasy tales. I particularly like the work for Lord Ronan's Shoes.

Lord Ronan's Shoes Astrid Amara 4 stars This is told in fairy-tale fashion, which works wonderfully.

Overall this collection gets 3 stars.(basing it on the stories I rated) This was edited better than the last collection I read (Irregulars) which was surprising because it was published earlier than Irregulars.

I'm trying to think of something witty to say about that and all I'm coming up with is bitterness, so I'll just leave it at "I wish this would stop happening." I'm going to go track down some of Johnson's longer work, though, because she definitely has a feel for language that I'd like to see more of.