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

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

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Here are some of the month’s highlights!

Monthly Columns

We started off with January’s Prism Recommended Reads!

We had some fantastic Sunday Spotlight posts:

Best of 2015: Finals ~ Prism Book Alliance® Blogiversary Celebration with Giveaway
Prism Book Alliance Best of 2015 ~ Results! (with Giveaway)
Who I am and Who I read ~ Sunday Spotlight by Mel
My Top in 10 LGBT Fiction ~ Sunday Spotlight by Brandilyn with Giveaway

And Delved into our reviewers’ psyches with Five Thing Friday

Five Thing Friday ~ Favorite Songs
Five Thing Friday ~ Vacation Spots
Five Thing Friday ~ Favorite Trees

We Went Outside the Margins with some fabulous authors:

And Now, We Wait (or the musings of a mad person) ~ Outside the Margins with Diana Copland
Being You ~ Outside the Margins with Susan Mac Nicol
Diving Into the Depths — What’s My “Brand”? ~ Outside the Margins with CJane Elliott
Driving on the Wrong Side ~ Outside the Margins with KJ Charles
FEAR ~ Outside the Margins with Brandon Witt
Ficbit: Tournament of Losers ~ Outside the Margins with Megan Derr
Five Things I Learned from Writing the Little Boy Lost Series ~ Outside the Margins with JP Barnaby
Flash Fic: Farm Boy ~ Outside the Margins with Christopher Koehler
Let’s hear it for Readers! ~ Outside the Margins with Clare London
Let’s Listen In … Confessions of an Eavesdropper ~ Outside the Margins with Hank Edwards
Making Time for Writing ~ Outside the Margins with William Cooper
Mission Objective Achieved: Interview Granted ~ Outside the Margins with Brenda Cothern
My Inner Critic – I Hate that Bitch ~ Outside the Margins with Lisa Henry
My Mother and Red Envelope ~ Outside the Margins with Atom Yang
My Simmy Valentine ~ Outside the Margins with Kelly Jensen
Off the Grid ~ Outside the Margins with Posy Roberts
On Conferences and Authors ~ Outside the Margins with Anna Zabo
On the Divide – Part 14 ~ Outside the Margins with Freddy MacKay
Trump in the Whitehouse? ~ Outside the Margins with Lisa Worrall
Two Couples, Different Places ~ Outside the Margins with Jeff Adams
When Did Straight Become Weaponized? ~ Outside the Margins with Sue Brown
Why I Write ~ Outside the Margins with Edmond Manning
Why I’m Going Hybrid ~ Outside the Margins with Shae Connor
Words Have Weight ~ Outside the Margins with Brigham Vaughn
Would you Comment for a Million Dollars? ~ Outside the Margins with Andrew Q Gordon

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.

A.L. Bates on Deep ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Alysia Constantine on Sweet ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
B.D. Roca on Happy Birthday ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
BA Tortuga on Refired ~ Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Bronwyn Heeley on Outside Sanity (Encounter Space #2) ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
C.S. Poe on Kneading You ~ Guest Blog
Charlie Cochet on Catch a Tiger by the Tail ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Chase Potter on The Music of the Spheres ~ Interview
Chris Scully on Until September ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Christopher Stone on Going and Coming (The Minnow Saint James Metaphysical Adventures #1) ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Delphine Dryden on The Unicorn ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Dianne Hartsock on Callum’s Fate ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Ethan Stone on Hiding in Plain Sight ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
J.A. Rock on Pain Slut (The Subs Club #2) ~ Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Jackie Keswick on Ghosts (Power of Zero #2) ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Joe Cosentino on The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland ~ Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway
Karen Stivali on Moment of Silence (Moments in Time) ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Leigh Jarrett on Oleander, Son of Drakkar ~ Excerpt, Local Giveaway, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Lynn Kelling on Loving the Master ~ Guest Blog, Interview, Local Giveaway, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Meraki P. Lyhne on Anchored In Stone (Chronicles of an Earned #1) ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Mickie B. Ashling on Mayon ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Nic Starr on Rustic Memory ~ Guest Blog
Qaida Harte on Dragon’s Treasure ~ Excerpt
Richard Natale on Love on the Jersey Shore ~ Interview
Rick R. Reed on Mute Witness ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Silvia Violet on Fitting In (Fitting in #1) Audiobook ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Suzey Ingold on Speakeasy ~ Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Tempeste O’Riley on Bound by Desire (Desires Entwined series #1.75) ~ Excerpt
Tina Blenke on Life Worth Living ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway
TM Smith on Gay For Pay on Audio ~ Excerpt, Rafflecopter Giveaway
Wade Kelly on Bankers’ Hours ~ Cover Reveal, Guest Blog

Retro Reads

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

Jet Mykles

Interview:

Jet Mykles on Heaven Sent Series ~ Retro Reads Author Spotlight Interview

Reviews:

A Rose is a Rose by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Karen
Heaven (Heaven Sent, Bk 1) by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Queue
Hell (Heaven Sent, Bk 3) by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Queue
Just For You by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Purgatory (Heaven Sent 2) by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Paisley
Reverb by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Tech Support by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

Mary Calmes

Interview:

Mary Calmes on Romanus ~ Retro Reads Author Spotlight Interview Local Giveaway

Reviews:

Acrobat by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Again by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Caroline
Romanus by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Steamroller by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
The Guardian by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
The Servant by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Warders Series by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Teresa

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

A Demon Inside by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Christine
Bully & Exit by Brigham Vaughn ~ Book Review by Christine
Captain’s Surrender by Alex Beecroft ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Chasing Seth by JR Loveless ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Dark Side of the Sun (Eight Kingdoms #1) by Belinda Burke ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Fame and Fortune by TM Smith ~ Book Review by Caroline
Family and Reflection by Anne Barwell ~ Book Review by Caroline
Get Your Shine On by Nick Wilgus ~ Book Review by Zane
Homo Action Love Story! A tall tale by Ben Monopoli ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Play On by Avery Cockburn ~ Book Review by Teresa
Property of the Alpha by Shannon West / Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline
Spellbound by Marcus Atley ~ Book Review by Teresa
The Burning Season (Eight Kingdoms #3) by Belinda Burke ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
The Circle Unbroken (Eight Kingdoms #2) by Belinda Burke ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
The Empty Box by Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow ~ Book Review by Paisley
The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
The Return by Brad Boney ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
The Syndicate: Volume 1 by Jules Jones & Alex Woolgrave ~ Book Review by Teresa
Where the Girls Are Urban Lesbian Erotica by DL King ~ Book Review by Ameliah
You Don’t Know Jack (The Center, Bk 1) by MC Lee ~ Book Review by Queue

New and Recent Release Reviews

Finally, we reviewed 137 new and recently released LGBTQ+ stories covering a variety of themes, parings, genders, and sexualities, proving once again that Love is Love.

A Queer Trade (Rag and Bone, #0.5) by KJ Charles ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
A Sound Beginning by Jeff Adams ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
All These Hidden Scars by Avril Ashton ~ Book Review by Caroline
Any Closer by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
Ball & Chain (Cut & Run #8) by Abigail Roux ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Vol 1 by Rachel K Bussel ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Beyond the Music by Ann Lister ~ Book Review by Caroline
Black&Ugly: A Tale of Men & Wheelbarrows (Mama Black Widow Book 2) by Larry Benjamin ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Bondage Rescue by Morticia Knight ~ Book Review by Caroline
Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
But I Don’t Like Dogs by Rachel Windsor ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Carlyle’s Crossing by Chris Quinton ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet ~ Book Review by Caroline
Clockwork Heart by Heidi Cullinan ~ Book Review by Teresa
Compromised by Bailey Queen ~ Book Review by Caroline
Conversation Hearts by Avon Gale ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Convincing Leopold by Ava March ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Crash & Burn (Cut & Run #9) by Abigail Roux ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Dancer of Death by Jordan L Hawk ~ Book Review by Teresa
Darkness Threatening (Yellowstone Wolves #2) by Dirk Greyson ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Daylight Again (Hell or High Water #3) by S.E. Jakes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Death (The Four Horsemen #4) by T.A. Chase ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Destiny & Dragons by LM Brown ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Devil’s Food at Dusk (Just Desserts #3) by M.J O’shea and Anna Martin ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Dormant Heart by Lane Swift ~ Book Review by Queue
Downpayment by A.J. Mars ~ Book Review by Karen
Driving Me Mad by LT Smith ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer ~ Book Review by Caroline
Eyes Only for Me by Andrew Grey ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
Famine (The Four Horsemen #3) by T.A. Chase ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Finding His Fantasy by Deanna Wadsworth ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Fitting In by Silvia Violet ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Follow Me Into Darkness: Five Tales of Carnivale Romance by J.R. Gray, Santino Hassell, J.C. Lillis, Roan Parrish, Kris Ripper ~ Book Review by Mel
Forced Impressions by Piper Doone ~ Book Review by Caroline
Forest Station by Mark William Lindberg ~ Book Review by Mel
Forged in Trust by Mickie B. Ashling ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa
Found at the Library by Christi Snow ~ Book Review by Queue
Foxes by Suki Fleet ~ Book Review by Queue
Fragile by Eve Francis ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Gay For Pay, An All Cocks Story by TM Smith ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Getting Him Back by K.A. Mitchell ~ Book Review by Queue
Ghosts (The Power of Zero #2) by Jackie Keswick ~ Book Review by Feliz
Glitterland by Alexis Hall ~ Audiobook Review by Mel
Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot & Hat Trick Overtime: Reunion by Jeff Adams ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien by JL Merrow, Josephine Myles ~ Book Review by Paisley
His Beta’s Vow (Omega Born #2) by CR Guiliano ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
His Master’s Summons (Azgarth’s Chosen Book 1) by Cassie Sweet ~ Book Review by Mel
Hoofbeats by A.J. Marcus and Nicole Godfrey ~ Book Review by Teresa
How the Cookie Crumbles (Bluewater Bay #12) by Jaime Samms ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
How to Deal by TM Smith ~ Book Review by Caroline
In Balance With This Life by Louise Blaydon ~ Book Review by Feliz
In Your Eyes (Mates #3) by Cardeno C. ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Ink and Shadows by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
It’s a Sin (Summerskill and Lyon Book 1) by Steve Burford ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Jago (Gillham Pack #9) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Just Business (Takeover #2) by Anna Zabo ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
King of the Storm by B. A. Brock ~ Book Review by Teresa
Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat ~ Book Review by Teresa
Kiss of the Alpha by Shannon West / Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline
Legally Wed by Cecil Wilde ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Lesbian Light Reads Box Set by Elizabeth Andre and Jade Astor ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Let it Ride (Pickup Men #2) by L.C. Chase ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Locked Inside by Annette Mori ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Love and the Exorcism by Melanie Hansen ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review by Caroline
Love’s Design by RJ Scott ~ Book Review by Caroline
Lovers Leap by JL Merrow ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Loving the Master by Lynn Kelling ~ Book Review by Caroline
Maestro by M Crane Hana ~ Book Review by Caroline
Make Me Soar by KC Wells ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
Make the Right Choice by Jeff Adams ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Malachite (Paladin Cycle Book 1) by Kirby Crow ~ Book Review by Mel
Mantled in Mist (SoulShares #6) by Rory Ni Coileain ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Moonstruck by MJ O’Shea and Piper Vaughn ~ Book Review by Caroline
Mountain Murder Mystery by Benjamin Dahlbeck ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Neat Trick by Jaime Samms ~ Book Review by Caroline
Not Fade Away (Hell or High Water #3.5) by S.E. Jakes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Of Being Yours by Anna Martin ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
One More Time (Love, Vegas Style, Bk 3) by Ethan Stone ~ Book Review by Caroline
Out of Nowhere (In the Middle of Somewhere #2) by Roan Parrish ~ Book Review by Feliz
Pain Slut (The Subs Club Book 2) by J.A. Rock ~ Book Review by Lirtle
Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by T.A. Chase ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Playing for the Other Team by Sage C. Holloway ~ Book Review by Queue
Pretty Human by Kayleigh Sky ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Pride of the Alphas by Shannon West / Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline
Psychic Says (Revelations #2) by J.J. Black ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Rattrap by LM Somerton ~ Book Review by Caroline
Ravenhearth by Lotus Oakes ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Ready or Not by Melissa Brayden ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Relentless by Cheyenne Meadows ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Risk Everything on It (Ready or Knot #2) by K.A. Mitchell ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Rock-N-Soul by Lauren Sattersby ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads
Save of the Game by Avon Gale ~ Book Review by Karen
Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Second Hand (Tucker Springs #2) by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Shield Mate by Eresse ~ Book Review by Paisley
Shifting Gears by Riley Hart ~ Book Review by Caroline
Simmer by Various ~ Book Review by Teresa
Simon & Bryce (Storming Love: Volcano) by Embry Carlysle ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Some Assembly Required by Lex Chase and Bru Baker ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Son of Santa by Kate Sands ~ Book Review by Adriana
Speakeasy by Suzey Ingold ~ Book Review by Mel
Spencer Cohen Book 1 by NR Walker ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Spirit by John Inman ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Spirit of the Dance by Mardi Alexander ~ Book Review by Ameliah
Spliced Series (Sharkorilla, Pugorilla, Kangorilla, Elephorilla) by Sarah Masters, Lavinia Lewis, Lily Harlem, Jambrea Jo Jones ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Star Power by Morticia Knight ~ Book Review by Caroline
Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run #6) by Abigail Roux ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Strength of the Alpha by Shannon West / Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline
Stroke Rate by LM Somerton ~ Book Review by Caroline
Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell ~ Book Review by Mel
Stuck Landing (Bluewater Bay #11) by Lauren Gallagher ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Takeover (Takeover #1) by Anna Zabo ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Tartan Candy by KC Burn ~ Book Review by Caroline
The Biggest Lover: Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers by Matthew Bright, Jack Fritscher, Jeff Mann , Jerry Rabushka , Charles Ov Lyons , Jay Starre , Hank Edwards , Nathan Burgoine , Jay Neal , Dale Chase , R. Jackson (Editor) ~ Book Review by Queue
The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote ~ Book Review by Ulysses
The Queen and the Homo Jock King (At First Sight) by TJ Klune ~ Book Review by Ulysses
The Stolen Suitor by Eli Easton ~ Book Review by Karen
The Virtuous Feats of the Indomitable Miss Trafalgar and the Erudite Lady Boone by Geonn Cannon ~ Book Review by Mel
The Winter Prince by R Cooper ~ Book Review by Paisley
There’s Something About a Kilt by Schuyler L’Roux ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Torque by Charley Descoteaux ~ Book Review by Kim
Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) by Abigail Roux ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Tracefinder: Contact by Kaje Harper ~ Book Review by Teresa
Trust (Connection #2) by Brigham Vaughn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C. ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl
Until September by Chris Scully ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
War (The Four Horsemen #2) by T.A. Chase ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl
Wes (Whitedell Pride #17) by Catherine Lievens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
What Can Be by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline
What Lies Between Us (a Breakfast Club Novella) by Felice Stevens ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
When Adam Fell by Pat Henshaw ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
When Was the Last Time by Kelly Jensen ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn
Wolf, Becoming by Rory Ni Coileain ~ Book Review by Brandilyn
Wood: A PsyCop Short by Jordan Castillo Price ~ Book Review by Teresa
Y by Shane Jason Taylor ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Comment Contest

Lastly, we would like to announce the winner for February’s comment contest!
Jenf27 – won for commenting on Why I’m Going Hybrid ~ Outside the Margins with Shae Connor. 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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