Five Star Friday Review: Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon

Happy Friday everyone! I’m still enjoying my back porch during some unseasonably warm weather–no longer in shorts though as temps are cooling. But, wow! what gorgeous days we’re having in November. It’s so hard to believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner…and a whole new year!

Soo…I’ve been looking thru Five Star shelf on GoodReads, particularly for books I’ve reviewed–it’s slim-pickings y’all. I’m frequently star-stingy and I didn’t write reviews before April of this year. Starting next week I’ll be doing Feature Friday on books I think deserve a highlight. Some might lack reviews but since I’m rarely short on words I’ll be sure to share some thoughts to send you off with weekend reading material.

Thanks for visiting!

The Blurb:

cover-winterkill-joshlanyonClever and ambitious, Special Agent Adam Darling (yeah, he’s heard all the jokes before) was on the fast track to promotion and success until his mishandling of a high profile operation left one person dead and Adam “On the Beach.” Now he’s got a new partner, a new case, and a new chance to resurrect his career, hunting a legendary serial killer known as The Crow in a remote mountain resort in Oregon.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Haskell may seem laid-back, but he’s a tough and efficient cop — and he’s none too thrilled to see feebs on his turf — even when one of the agents is smart, handsome, and probably gay. But a butchered body in a Native American museum is out of his small town department’s league. For that matter, icy, uptight Adam Darling is out of Rob’s league, but that doesn’t mean Rob won’t take his best shot.

The Stats:

May 31, 2015
JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Contemporary, M/M, GLBT+
215 e-book pages
3rd person
Date I read this:
Edition I read:
May 31, 2015
Kindle Edition
See the book on GoodReads.

The Review:

5StarAs always, a fantastic read from Josh Lanyon. Josh is dependable for a tightly woven plot, characters that feel real, a well crafted mystery with just the right amount of suspense. Josh is absolutely one of my go-to favorites.

Soooo….there’s this….and I only point it out because, well, I’m a geek like that. At (Kindle) location 3624 there’s a highlighted ‘x’. I’m assuming that in the context in which it’s placed this was a marker to go back and plug in the distance between the fictional (assumed because I couldn’t find it on the Google) town of Nearby, OR and Quantico, VA. For interested parties, using the real town of Klamath Falls as a general point reference, this would be roughly 2770 miles driving distance from Quantico…over 40 hours drive time, or minimum 7.5 hours commercial flight time with one stop. Yes, I looked all that shiz up.

**Note: The error may have been rectified in an update.

This review also posted on GoodReads.


Author Josh Lanyon has a new release hitting shelves on November 16th. This is available for pre-order wherever e-books are sold. You can bet your e-readers I have this on pre-order, plan to commence reading as soon as it arrives, and will post my review as soon as possible.

The Blurb:

cover-jeffersonblythe-joshlanyonIn this fast, fun and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon, twentysomething Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer

After his first relationship goes disastrously awry, Jeff Blythe uses his savings to tour Europe—the old-fashioned way. Armed with his grandfather’s1960 copy of Esquire’s Europe in Style, Jeff sets off looking for adventure but finds much, much more than he bargained for…

In London, dodging questions from shady criminals about a mysterious package he most certainly does not have is simple. Losing the gunmen who are convinced he’s someone else is not. And when George, an old friend, offers him help—and a place to stay, and perhaps something more—things become complicated.

Is George really who he seems? And is Jeff finally ready to act on his attraction?

From Paris to Rome and back again, Jeff and George fall for each other, hard, while quite literally running for their lives. But trusting George at his word may leave Jeff vulnerable—in more ways than one.

Tell me what you think!