Thursday, March 12, 2015

Semper Fidelis

Author: Anthology
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publisher URL:
ISBN: 9781784304300
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

The main theme of the anthology is gay men in the military after the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell rule had been rescinded. Even though the laws have changed, the attitudes of homophobic people remains. Because of the closed minded society, some of these men in uniform are still in the closet.  

Anomaly by S.A. McAuley - 4 Nymphs
On loan to a government testing facility, Marine Galen Welc discovers an IED is not the only combustible he will encounter when Galen meets the aerospace engineer who designs military drones.
Always Ready by T.A. Chase - 4 Nymphs  
Eighteen years ago, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dean Jacobson’s mother rejected him because he was gay, but the parents of his long term boyfriend Phil Rhodes, welcomes Dean into their family with open arms.

A Ring and a Vow by Devon Rhodes - 4 Nymphs
Marine and Navy have been officially joined together, at least in the case of Owen and Cary who celebrated their military wedding after five long years of separation, due to the war in Iraq.

My Marine by LE Franks and Sara York - 4.5 Nymphs
Not everything is what it seems to be for Marine Intelligence unit Captain Sean Kelley and Afghani Translator Akim Bijan, but deception is part of war.

Soul Sick by Kendall McKenna - 4.5 Nymphs
Marine Captain Jamie realized that not all wounds are physical; war takes a psychological toll that could be deadly for his lover Tucker.

Safe Shores by Morticia Knight - 4 Nymphs
A Coast Guard rescue becomes personal for Shane when the son of his lover Kirk is in jeopardy of drowning at sea during a storm. 

Semper Fidelis is an impressive collection of enjoyable stories illustrating that, regardless of a person’s sexuality, honor, bravery and a strong sense of duty are the only activities that should be measured by the public.

1 comment:

Ann Alaskan said...

Great read & reread & reread!