Monday, May 7, 2018

Review tour: Ice On Fire (Treble and the Lost Boys #1) by G.R. Lyons




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Blurb

Zac Cinder is on the verge of making his dream come true. His punk rock band, Inferno, might have a shot at an audition for a record deal. Fame and fortune would mean he could finally help his parents. They'd raised eight kids in a loving household while barely scraping by, so Zac is determined to give back in any way he can.

Keeping Inferno together, though, means keeping his biggest secret. His bigoted bandmates would drop him in an instant if they found out Zac was gay.

Then he meets Adrian Frost, and Zac can't resist the shy man. Adrian gives up everything to be with Zac, but Zac can't bring himself to do the same. He doesn't want to lose Adrian, but he can't give up Inferno, either. Not when he's so close to realizing his dream.

When one cruel decision rips Adrian from his life, Zac will have to decide if ambition is worth the price of the greatest happiness he's ever known.

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)

WARNING: Contains scenes of self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.



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Author Bio

While daylighting as office manager for the family auto repair business, G.R. Lyons can often be found working on one of multiple manuscripts or desperately trying to keep up with the TBR pile.

Anarcho-capitalist, quietly ‘out’ trans guy, former belly dancer, coffee guzzler, highly-sensitive introvert, CrossFit enthusiast, and lover of m/m romantic fiction.

Email: grlyons@grlyonsauthor.com
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* * * * * W A R N I N G * * * * *

Ice On Fire contains scenes of self-harm. If this is a trigger for you, DO NOT read this book.

I admire G.R. Lyons for including this in Ice On Fire. It is rarely talked about, but it can be really devastating, not only for the persons doing harm to themselves, but also family and friends.

I found it interesting watching the two-sides of Zac's musical abilities. In a way I'm jealous. I can't play a single musical instrument to save my life, let alone two. 

As jealous as I am of Zac's abilities, I am also heartbroken over Adrian's situation. I would really love to give Adrian's sperm donor (I refuse to give him the title of father, 'cause he's anything but that for Adrian) a taste of his own medicine. I have actually met a person (loosely said) who is almost as vile as Adrian's father, and I can say for certainty that the world would be a FAR better place without them in it.

What does all this have to do with Ice on Fire? A lot, actually. It explains a lot of the character interactions, feelings, etc., which make a relationship between Zac and Adrian, both deep in the closet, almost impossible. Almost.

Given the author's propensity for HEA endings, you know Ice on Fire will have one, but the tumultuous journey to get there will take you on an emotional roller coaster.

5 out of 5 stars, and a definite "Must be on everyone's bookself!" endorsement.

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