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The stories you are about to read celebrate love, sex and romance between men. They are a product of the Love Is Always Write promotion sponsored by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group and are published as a free gift to you.What Is Love Is Always Write?The Goodreads M/M Romance Group invited members to choose a photo and pen a letter or story prompt asking for a short M/M romThe stories you are about to read celebrate love, sex and romance between men. They are a product of the Love Is Always Write promotion sponsored by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group and are published as a free gift to you.What Is Love Is Always Write?The Goodreads M/M Romance Group invited members to choose a photo and pen a letter or story prompt asking for a short M/M romance story inspired by the image; authors from the group were encouraged to select a letter or story prompt and write an original tale. The result was an outpouring of creativity that shone a spotlight on the special bond between M/M romance writers and the people who love what they do. Nearly 150 stories were submitted and published as a ten volume set – as well as an additional special bonus volume with three novel-length stories – titled Love Is Always Write; this edition is Volume Seven. Whether you are an avid M/M romance reader or new to the genre, you are in for a delicious treat.Stories in Volume 7: NOT A PIECE OF FICTION – Harry Issott (paranormal/post-apocalyptic)AN OCEAN APART – Sammy Goode (contemporary/established couple)OF CANYON ASHES – Cody Richardson (contemporary/firefighter)OF ETERNITY AND TREMBLING – Thursday Euclid (paranormal/angels)OF HONOR AND LOVE – S.J. Frost (historical/19th century Japan)OFFICE POLITICS – Elizabeth Lister (contemporary/friends-to-lovers)OUR SONG – Nicole Dennis (contemporary/musicians)PILLOW TALK – J.H. Knight (contemporary/college PLAYING WITH FIRE – Jennivie Wirries (contemporary/ménage)PLAYING WITH SHADOWS – Sasha L. Miller (fantasy/adventure)THE PORTRAIT OF HIS SUBLIMITY – Cay McKat (contemporary/BDSM)PREDATORS – Clancy Nacht (contemporary/BDSM)THE QUESTION GAME – Wt Prater (contemporary/friends-to-lovers)Words of Caution:The stories in this collection are sexually explicit and intended for adult readers. Some stories may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings....

Title : Love Is Always Write: Volume Seven
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Love Is Always Write: Volume Seven Reviews

  • Exina
    2019-02-11 08:01

    DNF at 80%Too many characters, no fun, no sense, no sex. I couldn't finish it.Merged review:I've read five stories from this anthology. I enjoyed Pillow Talk the most, but sadly the other ones couldn't live up to my expectations.My reviews:Pillow Talk by J.H. Knight - 3 starsPlaying with Fire by Jennivie Wirries - 2 starsAn Ocean Apart by Sammy Goode t - 2 starsOffice Politics by Elizabeth Lister - 2 starsThe Question Game by Wt Prater - 1 star

  • BubblesHunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    2019-01-27 16:04

    I'm not sure I understand the first part in 1st person. Since then the rest is then in 3rd person. The first guy pov is like a doormat for Ian. He doesn't even ask where Ian disappears to for 3 days? There are too many names and too much is going on for me to follow it This jumbled mess was just a fail. It just jumps from scene to scene and everything would be different than before. But nothing ever linked together. Nothing was ever shown for how they got from point A to point 6Q It felt like most of the story was missing. Or like watching a soap opera with huge chunks missing or maybe you just catch an episode and you're like wtf is going in here. Then weeks later you catch another episode and everything is different than before. That's how reading this was, like you missed most all of the story scene and just see the most dramatic scenes possible. And it'd drop bombshells and never follow up on them. You never really get to know any of the characters. And there were too many characters to keep track of, this needed a character tree. And way too much going on in this story with none of it being resolved. By the end you're left wondering was there a plot? What did I just read? Where was the 'beginning, middle, and end?' well to be fair parts of the middle were there. If this book were a puzzle most of the pieces would be missing. And the pieces you have are so faded you really can't see any type of picture to know what it's supposed to be

  • Bettye Kanady
    2019-02-12 08:08

    I understand that this was based on a show, and since I have never seen nor heard of that television show, this was very confusing for me. I thought, at first glance, that this may have been based on a reality show, then I figured it was more of a soap opera, or to maintain a polite tone a "serialized drama". It had a lot of characters involved in this one, and the story flipped through each "mini drama" quickly. The group was too large for me to follow each and every thread that was given, even if I had been able to scroll through and follow one particular character and come back to the beginning for the next one. The story started out in first person, which led me to believe that the story was written from the perspective of one of the characters, however it changed to third person, to give more of a narrator feel which was also confusing. I can't really say that I could recommend this unless you are a fan of the show; maybe then you would be able to understand it and enjoy the story more. The style was an extremely different one than what I'm used to, and I'm not really the type of person to criticize and adhere to a particular style of writing so for me, that was kind of a plus; the ability to experience a new way of telling a story is what I can take from this story.

  • Jeremy
    2019-02-17 14:21

    I think I would have given this another star if I could get more of it. As soon as I had everyone straight in my head, that's when the story ended. I appreciate the different style and could see this as a series. The writing itself is good, and even in the small snippets we see of each character the author did something (not even sure what) so that you can see 'who they are', get to know them. And that takes some talent. I'd like more though.

  • Miriki
    2019-01-25 08:04

    The writing is not bad at all. But the style is very hard to follow. Each chapter featured 1 pair and there're too many characters, all in all I don't even remember who's with who anymore and why they got together...

  • Helen Peter
    2019-02-04 12:58

    Do not understand the story at all. Who was suppose to be with whom, and who betrayed who is all a mystery. Every paragraph is used to describe a different pair and so on. Finish the story and at the end still mystified.

  • Heartbreak
    2019-02-12 11:18

    I really don't think it would be kind for me to post what I thought of this story.

  • Danni
    2019-01-27 09:19

    A really different and interesting read. Loved it.

  • Victoria
    2019-02-20 15:12

    3.5 - A different type of story, but I enjoyed it. I might have to watch the show :) Thank you Wt Prater, for donating your story, time and talent.

  • Sandra
    2019-02-06 08:59

    Offered FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Love Is Always Write: Volume Seven.Merged review:Not a Piece of Fiction by Harry Issott (paranormal/post-apocalyptic) - An Ocean Apart by Sammy Goode (contemporary/established couple) - Of Canyon Ashes by Cody Richardson (contemporary/firefighter) - Of Eternity and Trembling by Thursday Euclid (paranormal/angels) - 3.5 stars So, even though the guy in the pic looks like Ozzy, it definitely has a religious feel to it so I'm glad the author went that way with this story. Although I admit I got a little lost in the middle (where are they? why are they floating? why does he get to be mortal if he falls instead of going to hell, because he's gonna be Remy's guardian? how is there a picture of an immortal angel from 1954?), but it didn't really even matter. It was just a beautiful and unique story (although maybe a little sacrilegious) and I really enjoyed it. I liked the interesting variations on religious themes from the angels POV as compared to how we humans over time have interpreted things, and I loved that she incorporated "Love is always right". That was a nice touch.Of Honor and Love by S.J. Frost (historical/19th century Japan) - Office Politics by Elizabeth Lister (contemporary/friends-to-lovers) - Our Song by Nicole Dennis (contemporary/musicians) - Pillow Talk by J.H. Knight (contemporary/college) - Playing With Fire by Jennivie Wirries (contemporary/ménage) - Playing With Shadows by Sasha L. Miller (fantasy/adventure) - 3 stars So I wrote a nice long review which I then proceeded to lose... so basically, this was good. Not so much a romance but has the potential for future romantic feelings. Interesting plot though, could have been an intriguing full-length fantasy novel. The Portrait of his Sublimity by Cay McKat (contemporary/BDSM) - 4 stars Wow, that was intense. Some of the symbolism was so deep that I'm not sure I completely understood what the author was getting at, but it was beautifully written and I enjoyed the journey. This is definitely heavy on the BDSM, so I'm not sure how you'll feel about the story if you're not into that. But it's not so much on the actions (although they do get their scene at the end), but more the underlying psyche of someone going through the discovery and initial phases of realizing they want/need to submit. Really well done. It's funny because I often have a problem with a cold or seemingly distant love interest when we don't get to see his POV, but that's not the case here. Despite the little he says and the hard facial expressions, etc, I really feel like we get to know Chase as well through the occasional smirk and small kindnesses. Perhaps it's the nature or his dominance as well as their relationship to each other, but it just seemed right as opposed to my usual "why does he like this a-hole?" Sweet little surprise at the end, and I'd love more form these guys! (Maybe a special 1-year anniversary scene?!) Predators by Clancy Nacht (contemporary/BDSM) - The Question Game by Wt Prater (contemporary/friends-to-lovers) -

  • Amber
    2019-02-12 09:17

    Not a piece of fiction (002 stars) - I had a lot of trouble getting into this one. The journal entries pushed me out of the story and the writing style made the story confusing at times. Lots of description bored me and it took me a long time to figure out what was going on.An Ocean Apart(3 stars) - Established couple going through a rough patch. I liked the two characters and they way they were laid out on their jobs and dreams. I wasn't to fond of the rough patch. (view spoiler)[I didn't like how it seemed like Shane was the bad guy and idiot when Jamie had a lion's share of the blame (hide spoiler)] I did like the ending and felt it tied up the story very well.Of Canyon Ashes (.2 stars) - I think this would have been better longer. I really couldn't understand why the characters were doing what they were doing. Their actions and even the events surrounding the story just seem really unfocused.Of Eternity and Trembling (4 stars) - I enjoyed this one a lot. It had a mystical, dreamy sort of feel to it. It also had some wonderful descriptions and interesting characters. I would very much like to see what happens to Remy and Sariel now.OF HONOR AND LOVE (5 stars) - This was a nice little love story. I enjoyed the building of the characters and their backstories even though it was a short story. I also liked the balance of Japanese culture in the story where it wasn't overwhelming for someone not familiar with the culture but was still present enough that I still felt the Japanese flavoring of the story. Office Politics (2 stars) - PWP with a splash of role playOur Song (4 stars) - A very sweet romantic coming out story. For being so short I fell in love with the characters and wished it was a longer story.Pillowtalk (4 stars) - Sweet, funny and cute. This story just left a smile on my face. It was very obvious from the beginning that these two were meant to be together. There wasn't any angst or drama just a lot of laughs and sugar watching them get together.Playing with Fire (2 stars) - Another PWP. I don't really know anything about the characters or what motivates them to care about the story.Playing with Shadows (3 stars) As a fantasy story this actually works out to be the bare bones of a really interesting story. There were places it could be fleshed out more but for a short it was a solid story. For a romance it was an epic failure. There is no lust or romance and until the end I didn't read anything to lead me to think it was anything more than a straight up fantasy story. Still I did enjoy it a great dealThe Portrait of His Sublimity (3.5 stars) - I really loved the beginning of this story. I liked the descriptions and emotions surround getting tattooed. I felt like I was missing things when the BDSM part of the relationship started rolling in. I didn't really grasp the kneeling thing especially when Ty hates it so much. Predators ( 3 stars) - I liked the details of the rope bondage and the tattooing. The characters did seem interesting but this was way to brief for me to feel much about it.The Question Game (2 stars) - I didn't get this story at all. Way to much character jumping, way to many characters. I couldn't connect with anything in this story

  • Jackie
    2019-02-05 08:02

    I really liked this story - a very different style, rather like reading a soap opera story arch. A bit of confusion when first reading the first part - which is in first person, then switches to 3rd, until near the end. That is when you realise how the whole story connects via the one person and his circle of friends.The story starts with a fairly large group of interweaved people (about 2 females and 11 males) and the build up to the marriage of two of the main characters. During an unknown time period, the group - which seems to be made up of people in all the wrong relationships, through their trials and tribulations, who end up in the right ones (hopefully). Told in a very fast paced style (as I said, very similar to watching a soap opera or reality tv style show, sorry WT - that seems to be the closest comparison I can make, not that I watch either (much))I think this is a story I would enjoy more as I reread it. It does have a little of everything - love, marriage, death, hope, despair, laughter and tears. And through it all, witnessed by someone who realises that the best wayto learn about people is to ask questions and then LISTEN to the answers - hence The Question Game.

  • Marie
    2019-02-22 08:56

    NOT A PIECE OF FICTION – Harry Issott (paranormal/post-apocalyptic)- DNRAN OCEAN APART – Sammy Goode (contemporary/established couple)- Read ★★★½OF CANYON ASHES – Cody Richardson (contemporary/firefighter)- Read ★★★★OF ETERNITY AND TREMBLING – Thursday Euclid (paranormal/angels)- Read ★★★OF HONOR AND LOVE – S.J. Frost (historical/19th century Japan)- DNROFFICE POLITICS – Elizabeth Lister (contemporary/friends-to-lovers)- Read ★★★★½OUR SONG – Nicole Dennis (contemporary/musicians)- Read ★★★PILLOW TALK – J.H. Knight (contemporary/college)- Read ★★★★★PLAYING WITH FIRE – Jennivie Wirries (contemporary/ménage)- Read ★★★★PLAYING WITH SHADOWS – Sasha L. Miller (fantasy/adventure)- DNRTHE PORTRAIT OF HIS SUBLIMITY – Cay McKat (contemporary/BDSM)- Read ★★★½PREDATORS – Clancy Nacht (contemporary/BDSM)- Read ★★★★THE QUESTION GAME – Wt Prater (contemporary/friends-to-lovers)- Read ★★★★½

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2019-01-28 14:00

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It is very well written in almost little vignettes that collect together into one story. So it might just be the mood I'm in right now but I found the story kind of depressing. Merged review:Once again a great collection. I reviewed the individual stories. I love the challenge of reading things outside of my usual genre pick. I might like those as much but sometimes it is good to challenge yourself.

  • Suze
    2019-02-20 11:23

    I must have read this when it was released for the LiAW event as I did spend a bit of time watching 1g5g episodes.So this kind of made sense now, with the names and faces in my head, as a fanfic weaving all the main characters together in a wedding story with romances, cheating, new starts, flirting, bitching and sadness too. Enjoyed it, somewhere 2.5/3* but definitely helped having watched the show as it does get choppy.

  • JenMcJ
    2019-01-29 15:04

    I think there is something for everyone in this volume, but if by some weird chance there isn't, hold on, there are 11 in total. If you like the m/m genre many of these books will be keepers. Fair disclosure, as one of the M/M Romance Group moderators, I could be considered biased, however, these stories, as a whole, do rate a 5 star rating in my opinion.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-09 15:23

    Short stories by a number of different m/m authors across a wide range of genres, topics, places and events all based on a photograph and a readers letter - brilliant premise to start a story. Another set of fab stories.Standout stories - 5stars for Pillow Talk by JH Knight and 4stars for The Question Game by Wt Prater. Overall an enjoyable bundle of stories.

  • Shaz
    2019-02-06 08:10

    As one of the group who worked on editing and proofing these stories and helped put the anthologies together I might be considered biased, but these anthologies are definitely worthy of the 5 star rating.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-13 08:13

    This was really difficult to read, track and understand. It seemed like it was going somewhere at first then lost all of its purpose and seemed rushed at times with no real point. It was hard to keep everyone straight and it jumped around way too much. Not a good one as far as I'm concerned.

  • Cyndi
    2019-02-07 09:08

    Hated this. Absolutely hated it. Wish I could give negative stars.

  • Ilona
    2019-01-26 11:17

    Loving these as a great read in between other stories.

  • Allie Ritch
    2019-02-04 15:09

    In this volume, I really liked "Playing with Shadows" by Sasha L. Miller, and I thought "Predators" by Clancy Nacht was an interesting BDSM story, very different from the usual.

  • Tamara (緑)
    2019-02-21 09:06

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Merged review:Not a Piece of Fiction – Harry IssottAn Ocean Apart – Sammy GoodeOf Canyon Ashes – Cody RichardsonOf Eternity and Trembling – Thursday Euclid Of Honor and Love – S.J. Frost Office Politics – Elizabeth Lister Our Song – Nicole Dennis Pillow Talk – J.H. Knight Playing with Fire – Jennivie WirriesPlaying with Shadows – Sasha L. Miller ★★★✩✩The Portrait of His Sublimity– Cay McKatPredators – Clancy Nacht The Question Game – Wt Prater["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kimberly
    2019-01-23 08:17

    Good book, good selection of stories. Some I have read as novellas before.

  • Seiran
    2019-01-30 11:00

    All I can say is WTF in big capital letters. What the hell is the point to this story