I also enjoy getting reviews that don’t come from the “usual suspects”. Perhaps I’d better explain that. I write gay romances, usually historical, so I tend to get reviewed at the standard gay romance sites and at places, like Hearts on Fire reviews, where they cover both. So something popping up at the Historical Novel Review is a real fillip.
My next release, Promises Made Under Fire has had a spate of reviews already, most of them from places where I’ve not had a mention before, and some of which bridge the genre gap towards het romance readers. The write up at Attention is Arbitrary (love that name) says, “This would be an excellent entry point into MM romance” which is ideal for those of us who are trying to broaden our genre’s appeal.
It was a similar delight at Flashlight commentary (another great name for a site) which combines that same genre crossing.
Charlie Cochrane's Promises Made Under Fire broke new ground for me. Historic fiction has been my thing for years, but I can honestly say this is the first time I've sampled gay fiction...
Cochrane does a superb job recreating the sentimentality surrounding correspondence exchanged between servicemen and the loved ones they've left behind.