Month in Review ~ A Look back at January at PBA (with Comment Contest winner)!

Thank you so much for joining us on Prism Book Alliance® for January. It was another epic month.

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Here are some of the month’s highlights!

Monthly Columns

We started off with December’s Prism Recommended Reads!

We had some fantastic Sunday Spotlight posts:

The Best of Prism Book Alliance ~ Two Year Anniversary Celebrations with Giveaway
What’s New in 2016 – For Readers and Authors Alike? ~ Sunday Spotlight by Brandilyn
Best of 2015: Round 1 ~ Prism Book Alliance® Blogiversary Celebration with Giveaway
Best of 2015: Round 2 ~ Prism Book Alliance® Blogiversary Celebration with Giveaway
Best of 2015: Round 3 ~ Prism Book Alliance® Blogiversary Celebration with Giveaway
Best of 2015: Semifinals ~ Prism Book Alliance® Blogiversary Celebration with Giveaway

And Delved into our reviewers’ psyches with Five Thing Friday

Five Thing Friday ~ Five Resolutions for 2016
Five Thing Friday ~ Favorite Entertainment (Not Reading)
Five Thing Friday ~ Random Books on Your Want to Read List
Five Thing Friday ~ Ways You Say Hello
Five Thing Friday ~ Your Favorite Flavors of Ice Cream

We Went Outside the Margins with some fabulous authors:

Pups and Pages ~ Outside the Margins with Brandon Witt
Now Introducing Her Ladyship, Ms. Crankypants ~ Outside the Margins with Diana Copland
New Year, New You ~ Outside the Margins with Brigham Vaughn
My Thoughts On What Just Happened ~ Outside the Margins with KJ Charles
An editor’s perspective on 2016 ~ Outside the Margins with Erika Orrick
Jingle All the Way! ~ Outside the Margins with Posy Roberts
I Resolve: A Writer’s Stream Of Consciousness On New Year’s Resolutions ~ Outside the Margins with Edmond Manning
On the Divide – Part 13 ~ Outside the Margins with Freddy MacKay
Storytellers and Stonecutters ~ Outside the Margins with Atom Yang
Loving Goodbye to Severus Snape ~ Outside the Margins with JP Barnaby
Writing Dangerously: The Sally Field Edition ~ Outside the Margins with Christopher Koehler
2016 Writing Plans ~ Outside the Margins with Hank Edwards
Adam Lambert: The Muse Who Freed My Soul ~ Outside the Margins with CJane Elliott
Write How You Write ~ Outside the Margins with Megan Derr
A Writer’s Secret ~ Outside the Margins with Lisa Henry
Snowfall Snow Calls ~ Outside the Margins with Shae Connor
Seasons of Love ~ Outside the Margins with Jeff Adams

Guest Posts

We played host to a variety of LGBTQ+ authors throughout the month including the following 31 guest posts, interviews, exclusive excerpt, cover reveals, and more.

Adrian J. Smith on Spirit of Grace Series ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Bear Kosik on The Secret History of Another Rome ~ Guest Blog
Brandon Witt on The Imperfection of Swans ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Carlin Grant and Katey Hawthorne on Stronger, Better, Faster, More ~ Guest Blog, Playlist, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Christopher Koehler on All that is Solid Melts into Air (The Lives of Remy and Michael: Book Two) ~ Guest Blog, Playlist, Rafflecopter Giveaway
CJane Elliott on There You Are ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Erica Kudisch on The Backup ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Heidi Cullinan on Clockwork Heart ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Jack L. Pyke on Backlash (Don’t…. book 4) ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Joe Cosentino on Drama Muscle, a Nicky and Noah mystery ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Joey Jameson on Dirty Talk ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
K.A. Merikan on One Step Too Close ~ Excerpt
Kelly Jensen & Jenn Burke on Inversion Point (Chaos Station #4) ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Kirby Crow on Malachite ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Interview, Local Giveaway
Lane Hayes on A Kind of Truth (A Kind of #1) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Lauren Sattersby on Rock N Soul ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Lisa Henry writing as Cari Waites on Stealing Innocents ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
M. LeAnne Phoenix on The Covenant (Covenant Series #1) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Maggie Kavanagh on Blind Spot ~ Interview, Local Giveaway
Michael Rupured on Whippersnapper ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Mickie B. Ashling on Yesterday ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
S.C.Wynne on Painful Lessons ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Sarah Madison on The Boys of Summer ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy on US (Sequel to Him) ~ Cover Reveal
Shell Taylor on Resurrecting Hope (Home for Hope #2) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Shira Anthony on First Comes Marriage ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Steve Burford on It’s A Sin ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Tara Lain on Tackling The Tight End ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
V.L. Locey on Life is a Stevie Wonder Song ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Various on Brit Boys: With Toys ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Whitley Gray on Cold-Hearted Concept (Concept #2) ~ Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

Retro Reads

We spotlighted some great backlists with the Retro Reads Author Spotlights!

Rick R Reed

Rick R. Reed on CAREGIVER, HUSBAND HUNTERS, ORIENTATION, HUNGRY FOR LOVE, RAINING MEN, THIRD EYE ~ Retro Reads Author Spotlight Interview Local Giveaway

Caregiver by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Christine
Hungry For Love by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Ulysses
Husband Hunters by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Leisa
Raining Men by Rick R. Reed ~ Audiobook Review by Leisa
Third Eye by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Christine

Cameron Dane

Aidan and Ethan (Seeking Redemption #1) by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Breaking Logan’s Laws (Quinn Security #4) by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by Karen
Devlin and Garrick (Seeking Redemption #2) by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Falling by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by Caroline
Finding Home (Quinn Security #1) by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by Karen
Grey’s Awakening by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by Teresa
Saying I Do (Quinn Security #3) by Cameron Dane ~ Book Review by Karen

We even reviewed some other fantastic older titles you won’t want to miss!

A Minor Inconvenience by Sarah Granger ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Circuit Theory by Kirby Crow, Reya Starck ~ Book Review by Mel
Feral Machines by Ginn Hale ~ Book Review by Mel
Finding the Wolf by Mell Eight ~ Book Review by Teresa
Freeman by Clare London ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Her Own Devices by Lisabet Sarai ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Just Three Words by Melissa Brayden ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Lightning Rod (Broken Mirrors, Book 2) by Vaughn R. Demont ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Lord of Endersley by S.A. Meade ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Right Here Waiting by K.E. Belledonne ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Shy Hunter by Ginn Hale ~ Book Review by Mel
The Courage to Love by EE Montgomery ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
The Honeymoon by Kris Ripper ~ Book Review by Mel
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters ~ Book Review by Mel
With or Without Him by Barbara Elsborg ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads

New and Recent Release Reviews

Finally, we reviewed 125 new and recently released LGBTQ+ stories covering a variety of themes, parings, genders, and sexualities, proving once again that Love is Love.

A Bear Walks into a Bar by Eden Winters ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson ~ Book Review by Teresa
A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes ~ Book Review by Caroline
A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by J.L. Merrow ~ Book Review by Lirtle
A Seditious Affair (Society Of Gentlemen #2) by K.J. Charles ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
A White PIne Chipmunk Invasion (Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly #6) by Jackie Nacht ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Aftermath (Operation Wasteland, Bk 1) by Azalea Moone ~ Book Review by Queue
Another Way by Anna Martin ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Assassins are People, Too by SC Wynne ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Azure by Serenity Snow ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Backlash by Jack L Pyke ~ Book Review by Caroline
Beautiful Liar by Lexie Davis ~ Book Review by Queue
Before Sundown by Lisa Worrall ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Benoit’s Surprise Christmas by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Between Loathing and Love by Andrew Grey ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Between Sinner and Saints by Marie Sexton ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook Review by Queue
Bitter Springs by Laura Stone ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Bitter Taffy (Candy Man #2) by Amy Lane ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Blind Spot (The Stonebridge Mysteries: Book Three) by Maggie Kavanagh ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Bound Vol 2 by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Teresa
Bowl Full of Cherries by Raine O’Tierney ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Butterfly Hunter (Audiobook) by Julie Bozza ~ Audiobook Review by Christine
Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water #1) by S.E. Jakes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Celebrate by Kim Dare ~ Book Review by Caroline
Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher ~ Book Review by Queue
Checkmate Ever After by Lex Chase ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Cherish the Land by Ariel Tachna ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Cold Fusion by Harper Fox ~ Book Review by Ulysses
Cold Night Moon (Urban Wolf 5) By Naomi Clark by Naomi Clark ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Colors by Russell J. Sanders ~ Book Review by Queue
Coming This Week on Prism Book Alliance ~ Week of 01/24/2016
Coming This Week on Prism Book Alliance ~ Week of 01/31/2016
Convincing Arthur by Ava March ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Countdown by Julie Cannon by Countdown by Julie Cannon ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Dangerous Territory by Cari Z ~ Book Review by Queue
Dirty Dining by E.M. Lynley ~ Audiobook Review by Queue
Dirty Talk by Joey Jameson ~ Book Review by Caroline
Dragon’s Treasure by Qaida Harte ~ Book Review by Teresa
Drama Muscle (Nick & Noah #2) by Joe Cosentino ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Duet by Eden Winters ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Easy Evenings (Mangrove Stories #4) by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Elias (Gillham Pack #8) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Enforcing Emory by Mickie B. Ashling ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Exchange of Hearts by NR Walker ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Eyes on Sparrow by Evan Gilbert ~ Book Review by Queue
Fire & Rain (Carlisle Cops #3) by Andrew Grey ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
First Comes Marriage by Shira Anthony ~ Book Review by Caroline
Fit to be Tied by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa
Flushed by Susan Laine ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Flying Solo by Susan MacNicol ~ Book Review by Caroline
Full Domain by Kindle Alexander ~ Book Review by Caroline
Gabe’s Song (Elements of Love #3) by Sui Lynn ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Good Bones (The Bones Series #1) by Kim Fielding ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Grave Desires: Short Stories by William Holden ~ Book Review by Queue
Hanukkah on Retainer by Astrid Amara ~ Book Review by Queue
Happy Birthday by BD Roca ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Harley’s Achilles by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ Book Review by Caroline
Healing Hunter’s Heart (A Little Bite of Love #2) by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
Hidden Wings by Ana Raine ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Hitman’s Holiday by Alexa Land ~ Book Review by Caroline
How We Began by Anthology – Multiple Authors ~ Buddy Review by Lirtle and Queue
Inversion Point by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen ~ Book Review by Teresa
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (Stocking Stuffers) by John Amory ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Jack: Grime and Punishment & Eddie Grime Doesn’t Pay (The Brothers Grime, Bks 1 & 2) by Z.A. Maxfield ~ Audiobook Review by Queue
Jayden (Whitedell Pride #16) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers by Katey Hawthorne & Jenna Rose ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Knave of Broken Hearts (Love in Laguna #2) by Tara Lain ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Leading Me Home (Harrington Hills #1) by Megan Linden ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Lies & Diamonds & Bears (Love, Vegas Style #2) by Ethan Stone ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Linemates by D.K. Dunn ~ Audiobook Review by Queue
Lollipop (Candy Man #3) by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2) by S.E. Jakes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Love on Life Support by John Charles ~ Book Review by Queue
Love on the Jersey Shore by Richard Natale ~ Book Review by Ulysses
Lover of Light by Mel Bossa ~ Book Review by Caroline
Midnight at the Orpheus by Alyssa Linn Palmer ~ Book Review by Mel
Muse (Love, Vegas Style #1) by Ethan Stone ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Of Love by Sean Michael ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
One True Thing (One Thing #2) by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Outlaw MC of Mars: A Christmas Story (Outlaw MC Book 9) by James Cox ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Painful Lessons by SC Wynne ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Passing Through by Jay Northcote ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Perceived Love by Viki Lyn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Pickup Men (Pickup Men #1) by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Pleasures of the Flesh by Cecil Wilde ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Poison Apples by Kirby Crow ~ Book Review by Mel
Prickly Business (Portland Pack Chronicles #1) by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Put a Ring on It (Ready or Knot #1) by K.A. Mitchell ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Racing Hearts by Bailey Bradford, Morticia Knight, Helena Maeve, L.M. Somerton, Ethan Stone, Molly Ann Wishlade ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Rattlesnake by Kim Fielding ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Red River by Cardeno C ~ Book Review by Caroline
Riding High (Stocking Stuffers) by Dale Chase ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Season of Love by Harper Bliss ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Second to None (Breakfast Club #3) by Felice Stevens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Snowman by Isabelle Rowan ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
So Into You by SE Harmon ~ Book Review by Caroline
Stealing Innocents by Lisa Henry (Writing as Cari Waites) ~ Book Review by Queue
Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain ~ Book Review by Caroline
Thank You, Ranch Romances by Deirdre O’Dare ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
The Artist’s Masquerade (Tale of Tournai #2) by Antonia Aquilante ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
The Awakening by Dawn Carter ~ Book Review by Ameliah
The Backup by Erica Kudisch ~ Book Review by Teresa
The Biker’s Dom by Sean Michael ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
The Borders War by SA McAuley ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
The Falls by Jon Garcia, Marty Beaudet ~ Book Review by Queue
The Imperfection of Swans by Brandon Witt ~ Book Review by Lirtle
The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
The Marrying Kind (Owen & Nathan, Bk 2) by Jay Northcote ~ Audiobook Review by Queue
The Music of the Spheres by Chase Potter ~ Book Review by Ulysses
The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland by Joe Cosentino ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
The Promise by Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline
The Rogue Wolf by Sue Brown ~ Book Review by Caroline
The Sidhe (The Heart of All Worlds, #1) by Charlotte Ashe ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Thorns and Fangs by Gillian St. Kevern ~ Book Review by Caroline
Tied to Trouble by Megan Ericsson ~ Book Review by Karen
Today on Prism Book Alliance® – 01/30/2016
Touched by Starlight by Linda North ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox by Toni Griffin, J. Scott Coatsworth, Angel Martinez, Freddy MacKay ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Treading Water (SwimBikeRun #1) by Kate Pavelle ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Unquiet by Melanie Hansen ~ Book Review by Caroline
Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs #1) by L.A. Witt ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
With this Bling by L.B. Gregg ~ Book Review by Teresa
X Marks the Spot by MJ O’Shea ~ Book Review by Karen

Comment Contest

We would like to announce the winner for January’s comment contest!

suze294 – won for commenting on Five Thing Friday ~ Five Resolutions for 2016. Please email me at requests AT prismbookalliance DOT com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget to visit next month and join in the discussion. Once again a random commenter with a relevant and thoughtful comment will win a $25 Gift Card to the eBook eTailer of their choice.

Thanks to all of our guests from this month.  We loved having you.  You are all welcome back anytime 🙂

Would you like to be a guest or have your LGBTQ book reviewed on Prism Book Alliance?  Would you like your backlist title(s) to be featured on Retro Reads? We would love to have you.  You can use the contact form to make your request or just to make contact 🙂

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,

Brandilyn
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