Five Thing Friday ~ Recommendations for new readers


Each Friday, here at Prism we will be tackling a very important topic… of sorts.  Five Thing Friday…  The topic will change each week, so be sure to check back.  We encourage you to comment with your own Five Things!

Topic: Recommendations for new readers

We asked each of our reviewers to tell us about What 5 books would you recommend to someone who is new to the M/M or F/F genre ?


A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes
Tales From Foster High by John Goode
Gravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez
Unexceptable Risk by Kaje Harper
Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon


Sigil Fire by Erzabet Bishop
Ladysmith by Rhavensfyre
I remember by Julie Cannon
Night Call by Radclyffe
Naked Heart by Jennifer Fulton


Rough Canvas – Joey W Hill
Caught! – J.L. Merrow
John & Jackie – TJ Klune
Tyack and Frayne series – Harper Fox
Truth in the Dark – Amy Lane


Pretty much anything by Amy Lane for deep romance and/or angst
Caught Running by Abi Roux is a lovely gay for you title
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville for action and suspense
The North Star series by Posy Roberts for great character investment and family themes
Brute by Kim Fielding is a beautifully touching fairytale


That would really depend on what they usually read.
For mystery/ thriller lovers: Adrien English Series by Josh Lanyon, Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville, Cut&Run series by Urban&Roux
For readers of historical fantasy: Jackdaw and Think of England by KJ Charles
For romance fans: A Note in the Margin by Isabelle Rowan, any title by Mary Calmes, anything by BG Thomas
For history buffs: Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier, Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox
For the Fifty-Shades-Disciples: Deputy Joe Series by James Buchanan, Safeword and Power Exchange by AJ Rose, Deviation Series by Owen& Payne

Josie Goodreads

Historical – On a lee Shore by Elin Gregory
BDSM – Duck by Kim Dare
Contemporary – Stolen Summer by SA Meade
Action – Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet
Drama – Heart of Texas by RJ Scott


Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels
Caught Running by Madeline Urban
Greeting Cards by Tinnean
The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile
The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest

So what are your Five Things???

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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About BrandilynRC

Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

10 thoughts on “Five Thing Friday ~ Recommendations for new readers

  1. Obviously I did it wrong when I started reading m/m, most of those titles are as yet undiscovered by me. On the upside, it does leave me with a nice long list of titles to check out – as soon as I’ve made a dent in my TBR-mountain.

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