Reviews and Such

Early reviews of Prince of the Sea.

Reviewed by Debbie Attenborough –  Divine Magazine

Rating 4 stars out of 5

Really Good

Jonathan plans a romantic break with Paul, only to find Paul not coming. So Jonathon travels alone to the place he grew up in, and immerses himself in his memories. When he meets the handsome stranger on the shore, Jonathon is pulled into a world he knew nothing about. A world that cannot be exposed. A world that might mean Jonathon never sees his friend again. Darker forces are at work, though; forces that wish harm to the stranger’s kind.

PrinceoftheSea_800x1200_dpi300_LRGI haven’t read many mer-people books, and its always nice to read something different. And this is different. And it was good!

Its written slightly differently. We get Jonathon, in the third person, and they we get some of those darker forces, and I was hoping we’d get the stranger too, which would have rounded it all off nicely, but we don’t and this is why I can’t stretch to 5 stars. This reason alone.

Its almost clean too, which, strangely for me, I really enjoyed! I do like a bit of sizzle and steam, and there isn’t really any here. Passion and love, yes, but none of the sex. I really REALLY enjoyed that! Just goes to show, just because you love something in one book, you might not in another. And vice versa.

DivineMagazineA very well written, well delivered, different story. I would like to read more by this author, and even better, if there is a follow on to this story.

I’ve tried to keep very vague so as not to give too much away. But this is a really good book!

Read the entire review here:

http://divinemagazine.net/prince-sea-jon-michaelson/

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Title: Prince of the Sea
Author: Jon Michaelsen
Publisher: Jon Michaelsen Press
Release Date: November 23, 2015
Genre(s): Paranormal/Shifters
Page Count: 143
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

“Prince of the Sea is a perfect holiday read, it is not too long, not too dramatic, it is quick paced, good plotted, with a beautiful setting, a pleasant writing, and, honestly, I don’t understand WHY this book hasn’t still been discovered by the big community of MM Romance fans!”

Prince of the Sea

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“I’d read and reviewed this previously. Now that it’s out from Lethe I’ll hit the good points again, and there were many. Michaelsen brings the island to life. I can smell the sea air in his writing, and hear the cadences of the characters’ voices. The love gone bad (spoiler?) is made up for by the magical, mystical romance promised by the mystery man from the sea. If I hadn’t read much M/M romance before (and I hadn’t), let alone paranormal romance, this book got me started. And I’ll confess: I love a happy ending, or at least a hopeful one. We should all be so lucky. Fabulous!” – Author Mark McNease

https://www.amazon.com/review/R3T8DLLNOHHF4I/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01HQB33BI&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

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Early reviews of Pretty Boy Dead, the first  novel in my Kendall Parker Mystery series.

Reviewed by Jackie – The Novel Approach Reviews

Rating 5 stars out of 5

PrettyBoyDead_cvrFINAL_FINAL“…I love a good mystery and this was a GREAT one. I like to try to figure “who done it” while reading any mystery, and this book kept me on my toes. Some of the players were much more obvious than others, and there was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. If you are looking for a great mystery, you can’t go wrong with Pretty Boy Dead. The police procedure seemed to be spot on, and the personal relationships were very well fleshed out.

This was in no way a romance. There is a hint at a future possibility for love, but I think we will have to stick with the series for a while to get there. The ending left it wide open for future books, and I can’t wait to revisit Kendall as he moves forward…”

Read the rest of the review here;

http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2013/12/03/in-which-a-pretty-boy-dead-proves-a-threat/

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Reviewed by LadyM – Reviews by Jessewave

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

PrettyBoyDead_cvrFINAL_FINALReview summary: Excellent police procedural with protagonist struggling to accept his sexuality.

First of all, Pretty Boy Dead is not a romance. NOT A ROMANCE. I cannot stress this strong enough. Going into the book expecting it would be a disservice to both the reader and the author. The publisher categorized it as gay mainstream and I agree. It was written and plotted well enough to stand without shame shoulder to shoulder with its mainstream counterparts (no gay prefix needed). The book is, first and foremost, a police procedural and a very realistic one at that.

I usually start my reviews with things that didn’t work for me or bothered me in a way that affected the rating. In this case, I have to say it was precious little. I didn’t quite like the way the case was resolved, although it was realistic. The real life detectives do not always break their own cases, plus Parker was on suspension at the time. But, this is fiction and, as a reader, I like seeing the character get what he worked so hard for. The other minor thing is that I wanted to know more about Parker’s life before the accident, since the better part of this book is about changes in his life and perspective.

Read the full review:

 http://tinyurl.com/Pretty-Boy-Dead-Review

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On Top Down Under Book Reviews – 4 StarsPrettyBoyDead_cvrFINAL_FINAL

Detective Sergeant Kendall Parker (Parker)  is deeply in the closet. He lost his lover in an accident a few weeks prior and has only recently returned to his job at the Atlanta Police Department. His partner of three years Vincent Perelli (and others) have treated him differently but Parker can’t quite put his finger on why. Later Parker realizes that maybe they haven’t changed – he has.

When a young male is murdered, the case lands on Parker and Perelli’s desks. The murder is brutal and the victim is left unidentifiable. After a lot of detective work, the body is tentatively identified as male stripper Jason North, pending dental records. When it comes out that the victim was gay there is a public outcry from gay rights groups accusing the police department of not protecting the gay community. When another gay male’s body is found (much farther into the story) the outcry gets worse.

Parker and Perelli do everything in their power to drum up clues as to who killed the man but come up with little. Add to the fact that the police department (including Perelli) are outspoken homophobics and Parker knows that he will not get the support from his fellow officers in order to make an arrest. Add the fact that Parker is doing his damndest to keep his own sexuality a secret and the problems solving the case escalate.

Read the rest of the interview here:

http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/pretty-boy-dead-kendall-parker-mysteries-1/#comment-672

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Gay. Guy. Reading. – Reviewed by Scott Burkett

Top ranked National League baseball player, Jase Dockery, was having a record-breaking year until a sluggish bat threatens to derail his streak. To the world Jase is a national hero, but deep down the hot MVP harbors a secret…one that could prove deadly.

http://www.ggr-review.com/switch-hitter-2/

SwitchHitter_cvr-FINALI want to set something straight in case any of you were thinking it.  This book, Switch Hitter has nothing to do with sexuality. The title has to do with the main character and his prowess at being able to bat right or left handed in baseball.

The story starts quickly and I felt engrossed in the story from the moment I started reading it.

Jase Dockery is a star, he has a 14 million dollar a year contract with one of the best teams in the National League.  He’s also gay and so far in the closet out of fear of being discovered and losing his contract.  Simple solution is to contact Lady Velvet who operates a very discretionary hook up service for discerning clients.  This is where he meets Cap a Captain of the S.W.AT. team.  This scene was extremely erotic, it was well played out and as the reader I was able to feel Jase’s relief at finding someone that he trusted to dominate him.

There is plenty of Angst in this story and it will leave you on the edge of your seat when Jase comes face to face with his stalker, Daniel.  No plot giveaways but this part of the story had me forget everything in the outside world and concentrate on Jase and Daniel.  I was scared and nervous for Jase.  Will this be the moment that defines Jase’s life or can he be saved?

This book read like a Novel and not like a short story of only 56 pages.  Like I said earlier the story starts out quickly, it kept me engrossed throughout the whole story and when it was completed I felt satisfaction  for the way the authors ended it.

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Early Reviews for SWITCH HITTER, an erotic kidnapping, bdsm baseball/SWAT captain short-story.

Written by Ryan Field, author of the Bad Boy Billionaires series:

SwitchHitter_cvr-FINALI was thrilled when the authors, Alex Morgan and Jon Michaelsen, asked me to read a pre-release copy of Switch Hitter for several reasons. One, I’ve  been a fan of Jon Michaelsen’s LGBT fiction for a long time. And two because  I’ve never read anything by Alex Morgan. I also recently finished Maya Angelou’s  autobiography and that’s a tough act to follow, so to speak.

I read the digital version of Switch Hitter all in one sitting last night. But it  is about one hundred pages long and it can be spread out over a period of time  just as nicely. I just had the time last night, so I decided to read it in full,  which isn’t something I normally do. From page one the main character, Jase  Dockery, drew me into the story and kept me fascinated for the rest of the  evening.

Read the entire review here:

http://ryan-field.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-switch-hitter-by-alex-morgan-jon.html

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 MM Good Book Reviews – ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

“The characters are thrilling, the psychopath fan/stalker gave me the creeps, and nightmares to come and the hot Dom/SWAT commander gave me chills in a good way!” Gigi

Read the review below:

http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/switch-hitter-2nd-edition-by-alex-morgan-and-jon-michaelson/#comment-5446

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Top 2 Bottom Reviews – 4.5 Kisses

” The author’s did a great job at giving us a taste of real baseball, of real S & M, of real crimes and real dialogue….”

Read the entire review here:

http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/switch-hitter-by-jon-michaelsen-alex-morgan/

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False Evidence: Murder Most Deadly 1

Reviewed by Amos Lassen

 

One of the things I love about reviewing is meeting new people even if only by their writing. Jon Michaelson was kind enough to make a comment on a review I did of Lambda Award winner, David Lennon so I decided to find out more about him and sure enough, he is also a writer and has a new book coming out (which is the subject of this review). When you read as much as I do, it is always fun to read something from someone that you never have read before.

Read more of Amos Lassen’s review…

http://llbookreview.com/2012/06/murder-most-deadly-1-false-evidence-by-john-michaelson/

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Top2BottomReviews

Title: Murder Most Deadly 1: False Evidence

Author: Jon Michaelsen

Publisher: Love You Divine

Pages: 108

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: Mystery

Kisses: 4

Blurb:

What begins as a cursory glance at the high-rise apartment opposite soon becomes something much darker and far more dangerous.

For bored accountant, Kevin Mitchell, lusting after gorgeous, muscular, Tony, in the adjacent building, builds into a life changing obsession.

When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment, bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and a place in his bed. However, all is not what it seems and the police draw a different conclusion in their hunt for a violent killer.

Will Kevin’s plea of false evidence save him from the horror of a life behind bars?

Review:

This is the first story I’ve read by this author, it won’t be my last, and I’m looking forward to finding a moment to read the one’s I’ve missed. In False Evidence we meet a bored accountant, Kevin, he’s single, he’s average, he lives alone, and he’s very good at what he does at work. He has a routine, he doesn’t go out to meet new people, never mind find another man to date. He’s in a rut but he has a hobby at home. It involves a telescope and that telescope is used, often. He lives in a high rise, and one afternoon he spots a young man in the building across the street from him.

Tony is described as gorgeous and muscular, and often parades around his apartment half dressed, never once looking to see that he’s being spied upon. His stalker, Kevin becomes obsessed with the young man so much so that his whole life takes a turn for the worst. One afternoon, Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment and they share a drink, they talk and Kevin is dumbfounded, he can’t believe that the object of his desire noticed him, and when they sleep together, it’s all Kevin can do not to combust with happiness. However, not everything is as it seems and poor Kevin is pulled into a nightmare when Tony’s lover is found dead and all the evidence points to Kevin.

A very interesting read, starts a bit slow, but stick with it, it does get better and well worth the money. A satisfying story with no holes that I could find. Kevin is a bit of a bore for the first part of the story, reminds me of, pardon me here, the nerd in the nerd in a nerd and jock story. However he does snap to it when he realizes his very future is at stake and he must do what he can to show it IS false evidence, or he’ll be in prison for murder.

Reviewed By: Michele

http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/false-evidence-by-jon-michaelsen/

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M/M Romance Reviews – False Evidence: Murder Most Deadly 1
by Graham Adams

Blurb – What begins as a cursory glance at the high-rise apartment opposite soon becomes something much darker and far more dangerous. For bored accountant, Kevin Mitchell, lusting after gorgeous, muscular, Tony, in the adjacent building, builds into a life changing obsession. When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment, bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and a place in his bed. However, all is not what it seems and the police draw a different conclusion in their hunt for a violent killer. Will Kevin’s plea of false evidence save him from the horror of a life behind bars?

My Review – Once in a while, I stumble upon a book so wonderful, so expertly written and so engrossing that it reinforces my faith in the entire genre. This is one such book and I absolutely loved it. Anyone who hasn’t yet read this amazing novel is really missing out on a book that truly represents the best in gay fiction. The author expertly portrays the needs and longings of a lonely gay man who becomes intrigued by a beautiful stranger. Oh how I could relate to Kevin’s infatuation, which quickly spiraled into obsession. The way Kevin starts to schedule his life around the chance of seeing the object of his affection is so very touching, but terrifying in the fact that many readers will be able to relate to such actions, and see within themselves how easy it is to lose control of one’s senses in an attempt to feed one’s addiction. Tony is very much Kevin’s addiction, and I could certainly relate to how easy it is to become obsessed with someone we don’t even know. But this is so much more than a tale of sexual longing and obsession, with twists, shocks and surprises galore. It is a superb psychological thriller, without being too dark. The plot is original and very well written. The characters are believable and the projection of Kevin’s emotions simply fly off the pages. This is obviously the first in a series, and the ending leaves you craving for more. I cannot wait for the sequel.

http://mmromancereviewer.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/false-evidence/
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False Evidence (Murder Most Deadly 1)

False Evidence

From Author Rick R Reed: 4 out of 5 Stars –

Interesting foray into the obsessive mind, which is right up my nightmare alley. The only thing about it I didn’t like is that it ends on a cliffhanger with the dreaded “to be continued” as its final words. I will definitely be picking up the sequel, but not a fan of coitus interruptus, as it were. Still…highly recommended.
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FALSE EVIDENCE Reviewed by Hearts on Fire Reviews

http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=5664

Author: Jon Michaelsen
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: LoveYouDivine Alterotica
Genre: Gay Mystery Erotica
ISBN 13: 50521173

Rating: Four Hearts
Summary: What begins as a cursory glance at the high-rise apartment opposite soon becomes something much darker and far more dangerous. For bored accountant, Kevin Mitchell, lusting after gorgeous, muscular, Tony, in the adjacent building, builds into a life changing obsession. When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment, bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and a place in his bed. However, all is not what it seems and the police draw a different conclusion in their hunt for a violent killer. Will Kevin’s plea of false evidence save him from the horror of a life behind bars?

Review: Kevin sees a gorgeous stranger across the street. He’d been spying on the stranger with a camera and binocular equipment. When he finally finds courage to meet the stranger, who introduces himself as Tony, it’s Kevin’s fantasy moment. Domestic violence occurs between Tony and his ‘complicated’ partner and he seeks solace from Kevin. After a tragedy, things become even more complicated for Kevin.

This is the kind of book that is difficult for me to review, since I had issues with how the author ended the story. If the story had been longer, with same ending, I probably wouldn’t be complaining, but as the story is a novella it didn’t work as well for me. Nevertheless I really enjoyed it as a whole. The mystery was a great concept. The sex scenes were hot. My other complaint is one of simple personal preference: the word choice to call Tony when Kevin and Tony were having sex. Calling someone a lover when you’ve only met this sex partner twice doesn’t seem right, but again, that is purely my opinion. I enjoyed the character development and I found the mystery intriguing.

I hope I won’t have to wait long to get my hands on the second book to the series. It’s a great opening to start the series, and I hope it continues strong (and the books are longer!) Recommended to readers who enjoy a good mystery with hot sex scenes.
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 From loveyoudivine Alterotica’s His and His Kisses Anthology – MEN

Kevin enjoys gardening on the balcony of his high-rise. When he notices a chiseled Adonis staring out the window of the penthouse across the street, the sunlight cascading down the man’s naked torso, he’s mesmerized. What begins as innocent glances soon spirals into an obsession that changes his life forever.

Kevin has an obsession; one that involves the muscular Adonis in the penthouse adjacent to his high-rise condominium. He’s told no one, not even Alice, his best friend at the office of his fascination. He purchases binoculars, adds a camera with zoom lens and spirals into the depths of voyeurism before devising a plan to finally meet the man of his dreams. An evening of easy conversation and lustful glances ends far too soon, but not before Tony plants the most amazing kiss ever on Kevin’s lips, leaving him yearning for more.

When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment the next night all bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and his bed. But not all is what it seems. Police burst into Kevin’s home, searching for the killer of a man in the penthouse across the street—Tony’s so-called partner.

Will Kevin’s pleas of innocence save him from this horrible turn of events?

 Review:

Kevin Mitchell has a neat, orderly existence with his high rise condo, his balcony garden and his investment clients. An accountant with a deadline looming, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the man living in the building opposite him. Knowing nothing about him, Kevin enjoys staring at him but fascination with the handsome stranger quickly turns to obsession, distracting him from his real world. Buying cameras and binoculars, spying becomes his full time occupation.  Finally meeting the man, whose name is Tony, Kevin becomes embroiled in a white-hot love affair with him…but is there more to Tony than meets the…er, eye? 

Jon Michaelsen does an excellent job of building up the tension of lonely Kevin’s increasing obsession with the hot and sexy Tony. At every turning page, the reader worries that the scrutinized stranger will catch him, at the same time feeling it’s all a bit…creepy. The theme of one neighbor spying on another and becoming obsessed is well traversed fiction – but the gorgeous, evocative prose Michaelsen uses to describe Kevin’s reawakened senses, not to mention the scorching sex scenes and the surprising plot twists make this compelling, refreshing reading.

 Rated Five Delightful Divas by AJ Llewellyn: A Recommended Read 

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 Title: Voyeur
Author: Jon Michealsen
Publisher: Loveyoudivine publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60054-253-4
Pages: 64
Series: Men
Reviewer: Tina

Recommended Read:
Two Lips Recommended Read

http://tinyurl.com/Voyeur-TwoLipsReviews

Rating:
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Kevin is an accountant. He has a simple, boring life until he starts to see a man in a penthouse across the way. Every day he spies on the man who has the chest of a God, and all-over golden skin. One day the object of Kevin’s obsession shows up to his apartment bloodied and bruised. He finds out his name is Tony and offers him refuge, and Kevin gets a night to remember. The next day he finds Tony gone and the police at his door accusing him of murder. How can Kevin claim innocence when he was the Voyeur?

Jon Michaelsen is an amazing story teller. Voyeur is more than just a love story. It has twists and turns that will have you wanting more. I never wanted this story to end. I will definitely be looking for Jon Michaelsen’s books in the future. Kevin though only a looker at first turns out to be made of sterner stuff. And Tony, is he all that he appears to be? Voyeur will have you saying be careful what you wish, for you just might get it!

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From loveyoudivine Alterotica’s His and His Kisses Anthology – MEN

Kevin enjoys gardening on the balcony of his high-rise. When he notices a chiseled Adonis staring out the window of the penthouse across the street, the sunlight cascading down the man’s naked torso, he’s mesmerized. What begins as innocent glances soon spirals into an obsession that changes his life forever.

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Kevin has an obsession; one that involves the muscular Adonis in the penthouse adjacent to his high-rise condominium. He’s told no one, not even Alice, his best friend at the office of his fascination. He purchases binoculars, adds a camera with zoom lens and spirals into the depths of voyeurism before devising a plan to finally meet the man of his dreams. An evening of easy conversation and lustful glances ends far too soon, but not before Tony plants the most amazing kiss ever on Kevin’s lips, leaving him yearning for more.

When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment the next night all bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and his bed. But not all is what it seems. Police burst into Kevin’s home, searching for the killer of a man in the penthouse across the street—Tony’s so-called partner.

Will Kevin’s pleas of innocence save him from this horrible turn of events

This book was GREAT! I can’t say much because I don’t want to give anything away. This book is suspense all the way with a little hot monkey sex put in to make me all tingly! The ending will BLOW your mind. I was like…WHAT?! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I had to keep reading to find out what was going on. I will say it isn’t your traditional romance but there is a happy ending. I guess you’ll just have to read it to find out all the goodness which is Voyeur. –Jambrea

Click Here To Read it on Jambrea’s website.

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Debbie Gould
Author of Mountain’s Echo and Infidelity.
www.deborahgould.com

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Voyeur – Jon Michaelsen

Kevin has an obsession; one that involves the muscular Adonis in the
penthouse adjacent to his high-rise condominium. He’s told no one,
not even Alice, his best friend at the office of his fascination. He
purchases binoculars, adds a camera with zoom lens and spirals into
the depths of voyeurism before devising a plan to finally meet the
man of his dreams. An evening of easy conversation and lustful
glances ends far too soon, but not before Tony plants the most
amazing kiss ever on Kevin’s lips, leaving him yearning for more.

When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment the next night all bloody and
bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and his bed. But not all is
what it seems. Police burst into Kevin’s home, searching for the
killer of a man in the penthouse across the street—Tony’s so-called
partner.

Will Kevin’s pleas of innocence save him from this horrible turn of
events?

Voyeur is the story of one mans obsession and the downward spiral his life take because of this. Jon Michaelsen pens the tail of how Kevin Mitchel’s life spins out of control after noticing male perfection through the window of his neighboring building. What started as admiration from afar quickly turns to obsession in the form of voyeurism. Unable to help himself and not understanding what is happening to him Kevin’s world quickly unravels. He’s at risk of losing his job, his best friend and frankly his sanity, until he meets the object of his affection in person. Tony is everything and more Keven dreamed he would be. Unfortunately Kevin wakes from that dream all to soon.

Jon has crafted a tale of obsession, passion and intrigue. You’re there with Kevin every step of the way, from happy everyday life to desperation and betrayal. A wonderful tale with a twist you don’t see coming. I look forward to reading more of Jon Michaelsen’s work.

Buy link: http://tinyurl.com/LYD-Voyeur



I read Jon Michaelsen’s Voyeur in one sitting. The story propels you through a short period in the life of a young man obsessed by a handsome neighbor across the park from him. Caught in the act of peeping back, the neighbor surprises him by a friendly wave and a flirtatious, pantomimed invitation to meet in the park separating their buildings. What follows next unfolds at breakneck speed, and I followed the story, anticipating what must surely happen. Jon Michaelsen completely surprised me by taking the story in a totally different direction — one that first shocked and then saddened me. However, this masterful storyteller twisted the action still another time. I was blown away by the powerful way he brought the story to a satisfying close. Looking back over the pages after I finished the story, it hit me that Michaelsen had pulled me into the story so hard, so fast, that I, too, felt like a voyeur.

If you’re looking for a great story that steps beyond the obvious and takes you — willingly or not — right through the lens of a fascinating story, I highly recommend Voyeur.

Author – Kayelle Allen
The Last Vhalgenn – 2008 EPPIE Finalist now available at Shadowfire Press
Coming Nov 21st from Shadowfire Press: Naughty is Nice – a Christmas anthology
From Loose Id Jan 09 book one of The Surrender Trilogy; Love, Trust, Will
Excerpts and buy links for Liquid Silver titles and all books at http://kayelleallen.com/Books.html


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JON MICHAELSEN
ISBN# 978-1-60054-253-4
June 13, 2008
Love You Divine
www.loveyoudivine.com
E-book
$3.00
64 Pages
Gay Erotica/Mystery/Suspense
Rating:

Kevin is obsessed with the man who lives in the building next to his. So obsessed that he has taken to secretly watching him with binoculars, and taking pictures of him with a camera he has purchased with a zoom lens.

Tony is Kevin’s obsession and may not be all that he seems. It also appears that Tony is in a relationship.

When Kevin begins skipping work, missing meetings, telling lies, and ignoring his best friend Alice, all in the hopes of meeting his mysterious sexy neighbor, he has no idea how far he has fallen. When the gods seem to smile in his direction giving him an opportunity to meet Tony, he is ecstatic. Then when Tony turns up the next night, bloody and with a story that he and his boyfriend fought, Kevin thinks his dreams have come true. However, while some very hot monkey sex follows, is Tony all that he seems, or will Kevin wind up in more trouble than he can ever imagine?

Voyeur is well worth reading! Mr. Michaelsen does a fantastic job of keeping the reader on their toes. You never know from one second to the next what is going to happen. The author continues to drop subtle hints about Tony, but in such a way that you are never really certain what the hint really means. This technique kept me reading until I had reached the end because I just had to see what happened to Kevin and Tony. The sex is blistering hot, but even so the author does a good job of giving the idea that all is not as it seems, and a hot body does not necessarily make a good person. If you enjoy a little erotica with your suspense then you simply must check out Voyeur!

Regina
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/VoyeurByJohnMichaelsen.html

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5.0 out of 5 stars Voyeur by Jon Michaelsen , July 30, 2008

Voyeur is not a romance but a tale of obsession. Kevin is a normal gay guy, with a nice apartment and a good job. He is doing pretty good, till the night he spots the man who lives across the street. From his apartment, Kevin could see every moves of the man and he becomes obsessed; he remains all his spare time in front of the window, even buys special equipments to see better. After sometime he even begins to neglect work and friends; finally he manages to meet the man and his dream seems to come true… but it’s a dream or a nightmare?

Less than 60 pages it has a very stunning ending; really I didn’t expect it and maybe I’m also a bit perplexed… I’m happy of it? is it what I was expecting or is it better?

This is the first book I read by Jon Michaelsen and in only 60 pages I can’t really have a strong opinion on his writing, but for sure this short story is pretty original, and if you like a bit of twist in your usual romance, try it.

By Elisa Rolle (Italy)

http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/tag/author%3A%20jon%20michaelsen



The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines a voyeur as 1. A person who derives sexual gratification from observing the naked bodies or sexual acts of others, especially from a secret vantage point.

Voyeur is also a very hot and stylish story of romance and obsession by Jon Michaelsen, a wonderful new author. The story can be found in the MEN anthology on the His and His Kisses imprint from Love You Divine Publishers.

The story follows Kevin, a gay accountant, who lives a rather mundane life before discovering a man in an adjacent high-rise that could well be his dream man. But what begins as an entertaining diversion, and a rather harmless fantasy soon spirals out of control to become a full-blown obsession. Along the way there is romance and steamy love to be found and enough Hitchcockian twists to make the master proud. (For fear of spoiling some of the suspense I am keeping the details rather vague).

Voyeur is set in modern day Atlanta and Jon does a splendid job of evoking one of the most wonderful cities in America. Jon’s descriptive pictures make one feel as if they are truly there, cruising down Peachtree Street. (Having lived there for several years in the 1990s I was reminded of such diverse things as kudzu vines, the Allman Brothers Band at the Fox Theater, the Underground, MARTA, and going up to Seeger’s in Buckhead for one of the best meals ever!)

Jon Michaelsen is one of the exciting new voices in the all male romance genre, and will next year have his first gay detective novel published by loveyoudivine. I am predicting that Jon is poised to break out as one of the premier romance writers in the field of gay fiction, as well as the author of suspense novels that will not only keep readers in suspense, but will keep them anxiously awaiting his next book. I can highly recommend Voyeur along with the rest of the MEN anthology that I have read (which is admitedly only two other stories).

posted with permission from author/reviewer – Craig Burke 

http://craigburke.wordpress.com

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Southern Voice (www.sovo.com) issue: 9/3/2008

Interviews re: MEN – An anthology book signing:

http://www.sovo.com/2008/10-3/arts/books/9258.cfm

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VOYEUR: a suspense novella by Jon Michaelsen

Saturday, Oct 4 2008

Take one bored and lonely youngish account executive named Kevin, who lives on the 28th floor of a high-rise. Add a pent-house in a building only 26 stories high, where there lives a young, physically perfect specimen of young manhood who can be seen—accidentally at first—sunning himself, working out, living a healthy, athletic and apparently idle lifestyle.

Kevin begins by being curious, and soon graduates to binoculars, a camera with a telephoto lens, and obsession to the point where he can’t sleep, his work slides, his job is in jeopardy. When the mysterious object of Kevin’s obsession appears at his door one day, battered by a jealous lover and seeking help, Kevin is undone. Not long afterward a man is found dead in the penthouse and everything points to Kevin as the killer.

Michaelsen carefully crafts the tension in his story, taking the reader into Kevin’s mind as he sinks into ennui and then is energized by his discovery of the beauty across the way. We see his growing unhealthy obsession as he watches and lusts after the stranger. The sex scenes are more graphic than I usually like, but Michaelsen’s writing is such that they are an integral part of the story and not just thrown in to be titillating; he blends them seamlessly into the fabric of his tale.

There are only a couple of things that bothered me about the story, and both are simply the result of its being a novella rather than a stand-alone book. It’s too short; I would like to see it expanded into a novel, see the tension built even more, see Kevin and the mystery man become more involved because that would make the ending even more startling. The other thing is also probably due to the word-length restrictions. I don’t want to write a spoiler here so I’m not quite sure how to put it. Let me just say that there is a resolution, that comes far too abruptly, and gives the impression of cutting the story off at the knees.

There’s no doubt that Michaelsen is a talented writer who can spin a good tale of twisted psychology! I recommend the story for anyone who enjoys shorter pieces with lots of increasing tension. I haven’t read the other stories in the anthology, but if they’re as good as Voyeur it would be well worth buying.

Buy links for the anthology:
Publisher: http://tinyurl.com/LYD-MEN
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/MENwhoLOVEmen
Voyeur will be available at All Romance eBooks as a FREE download during the entire month of Nov 2008.
Author’s website: http://www.jonmichaelsen.net/

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David (Atlanta, GA) Magazine – Datebook (under HOT DATES) – Signing of “MEN

http://www.davidatlanta.com/2008/10-1/datebook/datebook/2215.cfm

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Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse (Atlanta, GA) website – 9/30/08

MEN” booksigning – featured online at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse

www.outwritebooks.com (The largest GLBTQ bookstore in the city!);

http://www.outwritebooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=386207

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Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse (Atlanta, GA) – 9/29/08

http://www.outwritebooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp

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