Thursday, September 17, 2015

What's on the Reading Radar?

Book browsing and saving titles to my TBR list. It seems like I've been looking at books more than reading them here lately. The summer went way too fast and I was crazy busy, still am to a degree, but I had to share the bounty that I found. What I need now is a really good sale because I don't have enough pennies to buy everything that catches my eye. :-)

Don't be afraid to share the gems that you've found. I love recommendations!

Title: Discovery
Series: Drakyl Ranch Book 1
Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: NQWYE Press (September 1, 2015)
Genre: Cowboys/Vampires/Historical/Gay

Blurb:
Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.

Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.

Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.

Title: Werewolves of Brooklyn
Series:
Author: Brad Vance
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Historical/M/M Romance/Paranormal

Blurb:


Darien Mackey wasn’t looking for an adventure. For ten years, he’d been happy living in Brooklyn, working as a butcher in the same job, living in the same apartment, dating some “nothing-special” guys. Until one night his buddy Jacob talked him into taking ayahuasca, the soul-changing drug. And Darien had a vision…of a wolf, its all-too-human eyes on him, its paws on his chest, its enquiring mind in his own…

Darien Mackey is changing. He’s more confident, more assertive, hungrier, hornier. And his world is changing around him – his job, his home, his beloved Mechanic’s Library all falling victim to the predations of unscrupulous developers, bent on demolishing the old Brooklyn he loves and replacing it with a forest of condos. But he’s no longer a passive observer of his own life, and as this thing, this power, grows inside of him, he resolves to fight back, to preserve the way of life he loves.

And he’s not alone in the fight. The Lipsius Preservation Society of Brooklyn stands ready to assist in the battle, even though it seems like a bit of a joke to Darien, with its King and its Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount.

But there’s nothing funny about his growing attraction to Albeus Finley, King of this mysterious Court. And when slumlords and condo-mongers start to die mysterious, violent deaths at the hands of savage animals, Darien begins to realize that something is afoot in Brooklyn – something supernatural.

And it’s afoot in him, too…
**This seems to be a part of a trilogy and I'm not sure that it can be read as a standalone even though the characters in the blurbs are different. The first book is called Rulebreaker, and the second is Caught in Amber. If I pick it up, I'll probably start from the beginning.

Title: Deep Deception
Series: ?
Author: Cathy Pegau
Publisher: Carina Press (May 27, 2013)
Genre: Lesbian/Sci-Fi


Blurb: Colonial Mining Authority agent Natalia Hallowell doesn't always play by the rules, but she wouldn't compromise a case either. Put on administrative leave under a cloud of accusation, with no support from her boss, Natalia seeks a little anonymous companionship at her favorite bar. But she's surprised when the woman who catches her fancy starts buying her drinks.

Desperate, Genevieve "Gennie" Caine has no choice but to seduce, drug and tie Natalia to the bed to get her attention. With the Reyes Corporation after something she has, Gennie needs Natalia to open an investigation and distract them long enough for her to get off Nevarro.

Natalia doesn't trust Gennie—despite the growing attraction between them—but the corporation's suspiciously high profits and abnormal business dealings convince her that they must be hiding something. She has no idea just how deep the deceptions run…

For more tales of intrigue on Nevarro, check out Rulebreaker and Caught in Amber, available now!

80,000 words

Title: Signal Boost
Series: Off The Grid, 2
Author: Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Gay/Sci-Fi/Post Apocolyptic/New Adult

Blurb:

When technology stopped working, the world as they knew it ended.

In a secluded cabin, John and his loved ones have survived. He should feel grateful. But his family is in his face 24/7, he has to watch his best friend, Arden, and brother, Gabriel, flaunt their love, and as a techie in a Luddite world he's pretty much useless. The cabin is brimming with people, but he feels utterly alone.

Until he catches Mr. Tall, Blond and Gorgeous raiding their garden. Mykhail is an astrophysics student, he makes John's gaydar ping like crazy and he thinks he knows what caused the devastation. He's on a journey to his university to find answers, and John invites himself along. Partly to get out of the house, and partly because he can't let Mykhail go without acting on the mutual attraction that's so obvious even John's mom is playing matchmaker.

The closer they get to campus, the more Mykhail lets down his walls. But with answers come secrets both devastating and deadly, and before they can save the world, they'll have to save themselves.

Read Arden and Gabriel's story in Radio Silence, available now!

68,585 words

Title: Fighting Destiny
Series: Forsaken Sinners MC #1
Author: Shelly Morgan
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: M/F, Contemporary, Bikers

Blurb:

Toby has always been the quiet one unless he needed to be heard. He lives and breathes his club and fighting - in or outside of the cage. But that all means nothing when Sara walks into his gym for a self-defense class he's teaching. Wither her, he feels at peace, which isn't something he's ever felt before. Sara was always a doormat and a pushover. But after years of being abused, both physically and emotionally, she decides to leave her boyfriend. In order to do that though, she has to leave what few friends she still has, her job and her apartment behind. She flees from New York to California, hoping that it is far enough away he won't find her. They meet when they never expected it. But when they are together, they feel things they have never felt before. Can they survive when Sara's past clouds their present? Can Sara get over Toby's hard exterior? Or will they only hurt each other beyond repair? It's time to decide if they will follow what fate has set out for them or if they will both be in for the fight of their lives; Fighting Destiny.



Title: Population
Series:
Author: Elizabeth Stephens
Publisher: Vantage Point BooksGenre: M/F, Romance, Sci-Fi

Blurb:

Lawlessness, violence and desperation are all that is left of the world following the coming of the Others. Abel exists only within the boundaries that her rules allow -- rules that she created to keep her alive. But when her best friend's daughter is taken by the Others, she can't keep playing by the rule book. Instead, she must begin a life defining journey that will test her survival techniques and challenge her ability to find what she has always feared: hope.

Title: Longitudes & Latitudes
Series:  Longitudes & Latitudes, Chapter One
Author: True Teargem & TPrinces
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Comics/Fantasy/Gay/Historical

Blurb:

Andrew Collins, a young man of intelligence and invention, has traveled across the world to the Galapagos Islands, only to have his ship taken over by pirates in search of a mysterious sunken treasure. The head of these pirates is none other than the infamous Captain Cut-Throat Taylor, known as a devil among men. After telling a white lie to save his skin, Andrew is now in the clutches of this pirate until they reach the Leewards—a decision Andrew quickly learns comes with some unforeseen consequences.



Title: His Sweet Prince
Series:  The Hellfire Vampires Bloodline, 2
Author: Jae T. Jaggart
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Gay/Paranormal

Note: the 1st book in the series is His (The Hellfire Vampires Bloodline #1)

Blurb:

Shifters and witches don’t mix. Especially when one is an assassin, and the other a lycan prince he has been sent to slaughter. No matter how combustible their sexual chemistry.

Easton Caird is many things. To his Agency, he is codenamed Scarlet. Scarlet for blood spilled, Scarlet for the rentboy he impersonates. Damaged, dangerous, he trusts no one.

And when he reads his would-be mark, Grisha Vasiliev, a lycan prince who has turned his back on the shifter pack and crime empire headed by his ruthless father, he realizes that the intel he was given on the commanding male was comprised. Vasiliev is no Russian mobster, trading in drugs, guns, and human misery. But Vasiliev’s father, a lycan king is.

The two of them will be thrown together and with death so close, the raw lust between them cannot be denied. With so much blood spilled the consequences of success or failure will be devastating.

Will Easton ultimately make the greatest sacrifice, the most eternal trade of all in order to gain a love, secure a bond he has never had before? Grisha may just be worth it.

The second in the Hellfire Vampires Bloodline series, His Sweet Prince stands alone from His with continuing characters but can be read separately. Approx 57,000 words.

Title: Counsel of the Wicked
Series: (Rebel Mage Book 1)
Author: Elizabeth A. Schechter
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Gay/Het/Fantasy

Blurb:

Matthias has spent his whole life on the edge of a very small world. The bastard child of a fallen woman, his magical talents as still unseen, he's known nothing but judgment and hatred from the harsh, religious people of his enclave—except for Balthazar. The son and heir of the High Elder, Balthazar shows Matthias kindness, and love...and desire. When the High Elder discovers what his son has been doing, Matthias is arrested and sent to an isolated prison known simply as “The School”. There, and in the wastelands beyond, Matthias learns the secrets behind the hypocrisies of the Council of Elders, and discovers his true heritage, true power, and true love. (M/M, F/M)



Title: Three
Series: Legends of the Duskwalker, 1
Author: Jay Posey
Publisher: Angry Robot
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Non-Romantic/Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic

Blurb:

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.
But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantel of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.



Title: Guardian's Secret
Series: (Hearts and Thrones Book 5)
Author: Amy Raby
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Fantasy/Gay

Note: This is part of a series. I'm not sure these have to be read in order the one before it, Healer's Touch, is about a different couple, so maybe...

Blurb:

Drusus, recently retired from the imperial guard, has a secret he’s kept all his life. He’s a “morsey,” the Kjallan slang term for a man attracted to other men. But there is little tolerance for morseys in the imperial city, and Drusus must conceal his nature to preserve his friendships, his pension, and his social standing.

It’s not working. Drusus is lonely, and the woman he ineptly courts has sensed his ambivalence and fallen in love with someone else.

When a fire mage starts burning down morsey taverns and the corrupt city guard ignores the crimes, Drusus takes it upon himself to stand guard over the last remaining tavern. There he meets Caz, a gregarious dock worker, who boldly flirts with him. Drusus wants Caz, but is he willing to risk everything in the pursuit of his desire?

Note to readers: Guardian’s Secret is a gay (m/m) romance set in the Hearts and Thrones universe. It is a long novella, approximately half the length of a novel, and is a side story that occurs chronologically after Healer’s Touch.

Title: Three's A Clan
Series: Hart Clan Hybrids, Book 3
Author: Roxy Mews
Publisher: Samhain
Genre: Paranormal/MFM/Shifters/Vampires/Comedy

Blurb:

Sometimes the only way to hold on is to let it all go.

Finding out she’s a byproduct of her maker’s plan for world domination is a letdown for Shelly Meyers. Now she must figure out where to pin her loyalties. Tradition tells her to follow her leader, but something tells her tradition is overrated. Is it her conscience? Nah. Not that. Not anymore.

Richard Paulson never planned on turning furry, yet here he is, an Alpha in charge of a pack. Even with Doc, his beta, at his back, he seems to keep winding up in another frying pan.

Long ago, Trevor “Doc” Paulson gave the woman he loved to someone who could give her the life she deserved. Now, as he and Richard fight to prevent history repeating, he’s struggling not to act on pure attraction—again. He knows he should be Rick’s voice of reason, but what happens when the three of them get close makes no sense at all.

Together they must decide to let go of the past to forge a new future—and fast. Before a power-hungry vampire takes it all away.

Product Warnings
This book contains a sexually volatile vampire who is about to grab the world and a couple of werewolves by the balls. Not for the faint of heart, or those who are opposed to sex, blood, bites, multiple partners and multiple orgasms.

Can I just say that I adore this cover. I love frogs and just, gah! 

Title: Sharing a Pond
Series:
Author: Alex Whitehall
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Gay/Poly/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Blurb:

Brent shows up on Corey and Shane's doorstep in the dead of winter needing a place to stay—and hopeful his mates will provide it, and not mind he's a frog shifter.

Being a shifter is nothing new to Corey and Shane, but neither is being mates. They've been together since before they first met Brent ten years ago—back when Brent was Brenda. Bringing a third into their relationships is more than a little complicated, but they're willing to try.

But change is always easier said than done, and Brent wonders if he ever really stood a chance at being happy with the men he has always loved and admired.

Title: Blood Song
Series: Raven's Shadow, 1
Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Fantasy / Non-romantic / Epic Fantasy / High Fantasy

Blurb:

“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.”

Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the unified realm. Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright and dropped at the doorstep of the Sixth Order like a foundling knows no bounds. He cherishes the memory of his mother, and what he will come to learn of her at the Order will confound him. His father, too, has motives that Vaelin will come to understand. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the realm, but the world.

Title: Tightrope
Series: Black Ops Brotherhood, 6
Author: Bella Juarez
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense / Contemporary / BDSM /

Blurb:

Navy SEAL Dan Gamez’s plans for extended leave are derailed when he uncovers a plot targeting Homeland Security facilities monitoring illegal traffic along the United States-Mexican border. It’s a doomsday-prepper’s worst nightmare but it’s a day in the life for Dan—until Rio crosses his path and old embers ignite new flames.

Border Patrol Agent Rio Jensen and her team of brush hogs have their hands full stopping the illegal traffic pouring across the US-Mexican border. The last thing she needs is more complications when an old high school crush shows up on her door step.

Dan has a secret he’s never revealed to any lover. With alarming ease, the tiny but fiery CBP agent takes command of his heart. When Rio is targeted by a cartel with terroristic intent, Dan finds himself walking a tightrope to save the woman who understands and accepts him like no other.

Title: Double Menage
Series:
Author: Nikki Love
Publisher: Contemporary Romance Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Menage / Alien Menage / Military Menage / Bisexual / MMF

Blurb:

Double Dragons

Twenty-three-year-old twin brothers Marcus and Max don’t know a lot about their family history, and what they’ve been told is pretty hard to believe. Their late father always said they were special, and that there was something unique and powerful in their genes.

But if they are to pass on their legacy to a new generation, Marcus and Max must come together and mate with the same female… which is one of those things that’s a lot easier said than done. They have to find a female who will have them both, and she, too, must be special if they are to succeed. Finding her may not be easy, but it sure is lots of fun, and the brothers get into several sexy situations along the way.

Join them on their search, and get ready for an erotic adventure like nothing you’ve experienced before.


Double Aliens

Married couple Ashely and Kevin Gordon are leading researchers in their respective scientific fields—but, when they’re called to work on a top-secret assignment at a high profile dig in Pennsylvania, their entire lives are turned upside down.

Their assignment is a strange one, but it’s not nearly as strange as what’s happening in the couple’s personal lives, especially in their bed. Ashley’s dreams are haunted by a glowing light and a strong, sensual presence like nothing she’s ever experienced before… But, when another sexy scientist joins their team, Ashley feels those feelings again—and, what she and Kevin discover after that is absolutely out of this world.

Join Ashley as she learns more about herself and explores the different types of love—and sex—our universe has to offer. Double Aliens is a stellar three-way romp that’s sure to titillate your senses and satisfy your most curious cravings.


Double Seals

Georgia Windsor always wanted to follow her father’s footsteps and join the Army—but, she couldn’t. She had a congenital heart defect that prevented her from enlisting… but it didn’t prevent her from finding another way to answer the call of duty.

If Georgia can’t serve her country, she’ll serve its men. From welcoming back soldiers to seeing off sailors, she’ll satisfy any military man she can get her hands on. But when her parents set her up with a Navy Seal, she’s in for a few surprises. He’s more mature and ready for something serious—and he’s about to be deployed on a year-long mission, serving alongside one of Georgia’s former boy-toys. Can their relationship survive, or will it turn into something entirely different?

Double Seals is full of unexpected twists, raw emotion, and blissfully carnal moments. It’s sure to stimulate all of your senses.

Title: Off World
Series:
Author: Jonah Bergan
Publisher: Edge
Genre: Gay / Science Fiction / Slavery Themes / Greek Mythology / Cultural mild BDSM themes / 

Blurb:

What really brought Taine to that backwater little world? Taine’s a hunter. He’s a red-skinned and black-eyed Lowman by nature, and a hunter by trade. Some hunters work in flesh, others in secrets, and some few work to set right what’s been set wrong. It’s a big galaxy and there’s always plenty of work for a hunter like Taine, so you got to wonder, what with all that at his feet, what really brought Taine to that backwater little world?

Off-World is a M/m science fiction action/adventure set in F/m dominated space. The story takes place in an arm of the galaxy where slavery (sexual and otherwise) is legal and commonplace. Strictly speaking, it is not a BDSM novel in that consent is not a matter of concern for the characters, but those with an interest in BDSM should enjoy the story. Due to explicit content, Off-World is not recommended to readers under eighteen years of age.

Title: New Earth Eve
Series: Seeding New Earth, 1
Author: C. M. Roberts
Publisher: Self-pub
Genre: Short Story (31 pgs) / BDSM / Fantasy / 

Blurb:

“All I know is...I see you, and I want you.”

Innocent Eva Shepard wakes up stranded and alone on an alien planet in a galaxy far from home. But who should wander into her camp, but the sexy, imposing Lieutenant Commander Samson Reed.

Little do they know, they are not alone. Even though a powerful force lurks in the shadows and threatens their safety, Samson will take fertile, obedient Eva to ensure humanity’s future!

Title: Stolen and Forgiven
Series: Branded Pack Series, 1
Author: Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan
Publisher:
Genre: Paranormal / Het / Shifters / Werewolves / Fantasy

Blurb:

Stolen

The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.

Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of a the very species she’s been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone’s way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to not only survive their enemies, but the burn of their own temptations.

Forgiven

Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands that duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He’s forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.

Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren’s rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren’s former mate has died. But then, she’s kidnapped by the SAU and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together they must put the past behind them if they’re to survive the human’s evil plot.

Title: The Alpha's to Share
Series: Primrose Peak Shifters, 1
Author: Alanis Knight
Publisher: Synapse Press
Genre: Paranormal / MFM / Shifters / Werewolves / Fantasy

Blurb:

This is a standalone book in the Primrose Peak Shifters series. Each couple will get their own Happily Ever After in each book!

Everyone knows that shifters need human females to breed. It’s a common fact that females of their own species are almost always infertile. The trouble is that finding a human female who won’t run away in terror is a lot harder than one might think!

Enter the Mail Order Mates Agency! Their one purpose is finding mates for eligible shifters who can’t otherwise find that perfect woman.

Seth is the Alpha of the Primrose pack, and his brother, Wyatt, is desperate to convince him to take a mate and secure an heir to his title before someone else challenges him for his position and turns their pack upside down.

Callie Reynolds is about as down on her luck as one girl can get. She’s lost her job, her friends hate her, and her family has disowned her. All because she was accused of something she didn’t even do!

When she’s approached by a little old woman who claims to be a fortuneteller with the secret to a happy life, she’s naturally skeptical. But with nothing to lose, Callie follows the elderly lady back to her tiny cottage on the outskirts of the forest.

What she discovers will change her life forever, and just might truly be they key to everything she’s ever dreamed of, landing her smack in the middle of two gorgeous brothers who are suddenly both desperate for her attention!

Will Seth be willing and able to share his new mate with his brother, or will the fur fly as the two brothers both try to claim the curvy redhead?

Title: Mated to the Pack
Series: Primrose Peak Shifters, 2
Author: Alanis Knight
Publisher: Synapse Press
Genre: Poly / Paranormal / MFMM / Shifters / Werewolves / Fantasy / BBW

Blurb:

This is a standalone book in the Primrose Peak Shifters series. Each couple will get their own Happily Ever After in each book!

For Allison, the night started off with a breakup that left her wondering if life could get any worse. Her boyfriend had cheated on her… again… and with a thinner woman… again. She should have been used to it by now, but every time a man broke her heart this way, the curvy beauty felt worse.

But the night could get worse, and it did. Attacked by a vicious pack of wolves, Allison’s world fades into darkness.

But she awakened into a world of mystery and intrigue, where three gorgeous men claim to be werewolves, and say they are protecting her from a rival wolf pack that wants to harm her.

It’s ridiculous. Werewolves don’t exist. And men like this aren’t interested in plus sized girls like her. Are they?

Soon she is embroiled in the midst of a bitter rivalry between two packs – a feud that has lasted for decades and has finally reached a boiling point. And worst of all, her presence is threatening to destroy the pack that is trying to protect her.

But a meeting with the Primrose Peak Shifters leads Allison and the pack down a new path – and one that could lead to happiness and pleasure for her and the three gorgeous men she’s come to care for so deeply!

Note: This book was previously published in a much shorter version as Rescued by the Pack by Leah Knight. It has been revised and expanding, including tons of new and exciting content!

Title: Pale Light
Series:
Author: L. J. Hamlin
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Gay / Menage / Paranormal / Shifters / Werewolves

Blurb:

Elijah and his father Joshua find a young werewolf, Jayden, when his entire pack and family were murdered. They take in and train Jayden to hunt the supernatural with them. Elijah has a secret; he's fallen in love with Jayden, but he dares not tell a soul.


Elijah's sometimes lover, Chogan, is working a case with them. Chogan's unexpected attraction to Jayden forces Elijah to confront his feelings. What does it mean for the three men's lives? And just what is lurking in the woods?

Title: Blood & Dirt
Series: Russ Morgan Mystery, 2
Author: Lloyd A. Meeker
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: Gay / Contemporary / Mystery /

Note: The first book in the series is Enigma and should be read in order.

Blurb:

Family squabbles can be murder.

Psychic PI Russ Morgan investigates a vandalized marijuana grow in Mesa County Colorado, landing in the middle of a ferocious family feud that’s escalating in a hurry. Five siblings fight over the family ranch as it staggers on the brink of bankruptcy, marijuana its only salvation. Not everyone agrees, but only one of them is willing to kill to make a point.

Russ also has a personal puzzle to solve as he questions his deepening relationship with Colin Stewart, a man half his age. His rational mind says being with Colin is the fast track to heartbreak, but it feels grounding, sane, and good. Now, that’s really dangerous… 

Title: Pavarus
Series: Finding Home, 1
Author: Jennifer Wright
Publisher: Totally Ebound
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy / Vampires / Gay /

Blurb:

Book one in the Finding Home Series:

Thrown into another world where dangerous creatures live and rule, will Wesley stay and find love with a vampire, or will the terrors of an unknown realm have him running home?

On a camping trip in Louisiana, Wesley finds himself sucked down a hidden portal and thrown into another realm where he meets Remus, a warrior vampire. With the help of Remus, Wesley embarks on an adventure to find his way home, back to a world not filled with vampires and dragons and magic folk. Along his journey, the handsome vampire finds his way into Wesley’s heart. But will his love for Remus overcome his fears of the creatures that reign in this world?

Remus has never wanted a man before, but finds himself drawn to Wesley despite his denying efforts. He’s happy with his life as the commander of the vampires, and has had no interest in finding a mate. But after Wesley is kidnapped, Remus discovers his feelings for the man are stronger than he thought. Is he strong enough, though, to honour Wesley’s wish to return home, and let go of the man he loves?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of physical violence and attempted sexual assault.

Title: Trial by Fire
Series: Covencraft #1
Author: Margarita Gakis
Publisher: Fable Press
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy

Blurb:

Jade leads a structured life:

Routine job.
Caffeine addiction.
No serious relationships.
And now, she can spontaneously set things on fire with her mind.

Well... perhaps “normal” was never in the cards for her. As she questions her own sanity and spirals out of control, a man appears on her doorstep and tells her that, like him, she’s a witch.

Pulled in all directions, her unbridled magic draws dangerous attention and Jade wonders if she’s made the worst mistake of her life by joining a coven, or if she’ll even live long enough to regret it.

Title: Dagger
Series: (The D.U.S.T. Ops: Mission Book 1)
Author: Steven Dos Santos
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy / New Adult / Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

When Ultimate Evil engulfs the entire world, only Dagger can pierce the Darkness—even if the Apocalypse falls on a school night!

Dagger Beaumont is a High School senior who’s been recruited by D.U.S.T. – a covert governmental organization dedicated to battling supernatural terrorism all over the globe.

However, Dagger’s unresolved conflict over his missing brother could be his undoing, as he races around the world battling the Dark Reich, a diabolical organization on a quest to possess an ancient artifact and unleash a mystical plague to enslave humanity. If that weren't treacherous enough, Dagger must juggle his life as a secret agent with his social life, where he faces romantic rivalry for the guy of his dreams, a mysterious and handsome new student at his haunted boarding school.

But in a high-stakes world where nothing is as it seems, and death lurks in every shadow, love rides shotgun with survival!

Title: Zenith
Series: The Interscission Project, 1
Author: Arshad Ahsanuddin
Publisher: Self-Pub
Genre: Science Fiction / Gay /

Blurb:

What if you could change history?
What if someone else already had?

Grounded after a rescue attempt in Earth orbit goes bad, Commander Martin Atkins of the Confederation Navy is approached by the Interscission Project, a consortium of civilian corporations on the verge of perfecting the technology to travel to another star. Despite his misgivings, the chance to get back in the pilot’s seat is too much to pass up, and he convinces his best friend and crewmate, Charles Davenport, to leave the military temporarily and join him as part of the crew of the Zenith, humanity’s first starship.

Edward Harlen is a brilliant young engineer, and a key player in the construction of the Zenith to take advantage of the untested technology of foldspace drive. But Edward has his own agenda in joining the project, and a bitterly personal score to settle with his boss, Trevor Sutton, a vendetta of which Trevor is entirely ignorant. When Edward’s sister Stella enters the picture and manages to secure a position on the project, all of Edward’s careful plotting is upset, and she might spell the downfall not only of his plans for revenge, but of the entire Zenith mission.

The spark of attraction between Edward and Martin is a complication that Edward can’t afford, but of which he can’t let go. For Edward knows the secret at the heart of the Interscission Project, the hidden potential of the technology that in the wrong hands could become the ultimate assassin’s weapon: the ability to rewrite history, not just once, but many times. As an unseen enemy moves to destroy them, and the body count multiplies in their wake, Martin and Edward must choose whether they will allow the possibility of love to challenge their destinies, or will they instead take up arms in a war to control the most ancient and terrible power in the universe.

Time, itself.

Title: A Call to Arms
Series: (The Chronicles of Arden #1)
Author: Shiriluna Nott
Publisher: Shadow Publishing
Genre: Fantasy / Gay /

Blurb:

Gibben Nemesio is in trouble.

His parents are dead, his sister is missing, and he's been left the sole provider for his two younger brothers. With a war brewing in the east and no guarantee of surviving another brutal winter, Gib's life is plagued with uncertainty. To make matters worse, he suddenly finds himself uprooted from his home and drafted into the army.

Forced to leave his siblings behind, Gib reports to Silver City, where he enrolls in the legendary Academy of Arden. An outsider and misfit, Gib struggles to fit in among the highborn city folk. His charming candor eventually wins him a handful of friends—an enigmatic mage trainee with a secret, a young girl who has defied tradition by joining the military, and a prince looking to escape his stifling, royal life. But his new-found comrades may not be able to help when Gib alone overhears a traitorous plot—a scheme so horrible that if seen to fruition, all of Arden will suffer for it. It's up to Gib to convince the High Council of Arden to act, to stop the terrible danger before it's too late.

Title: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
Series:
Author:  Kai Ashante Wilson
Publisher: Tor
Genre: Fantasy

Blurb:

Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight.

The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.

The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive.

Title: Sealed by Magic
Series: Emerald City Shifters #2
Author: A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Fantasy /Gay / Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

Seattle has been at peace since before it was founded on the banks of the Puget Sound. The war between the witches and the snake shifters ended and they now live separate lives. Generations of distrust have kept them separated, until Ari Fitzgerald meets sexy Zachary Bennett, a young witch from the Queen City Coven.

Ari is the son of the lamia king. He needs to find the source of the black market trading in lamia venom before any other snake shifters are hurt, or worse. The young ones are most at risk, because their venom is more potent. Ari discovers the source is a witch and suspicion falls on Zac and his coven. Ari doesn't want to believe it.

Zac works for his brother-in-law, a powerful bear shifter who doesn’t care about shifter politics. When three coyote shifters come to town, looking for black-market lamia venom and a witch to kidnap, Zac gets caught in the middle between the bears, the lamiae, and the power-hungry coyotes. He's going to need all the help from Ari that he can get.

Ari and Zac must find the source of the venom before the city erupts into a dangerous war, with the two of them on opposite sides.

Title: A Stellar Affair
Series:
Author: Laurel Richards
Publisher: Samhain
Genre: Romance, Paranormal & Alternate Worlds, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Spies

Blurb:

Sometimes the heart leads and the mind must follow.

Ardra has no idea why she’s been abducted and thrown into a Roimiran interrogation room. She is simply a Tetch botanist on her way to a distant planet, not an enemy spy. She’s scared of the piercing eyes of the mind-reading precept assigned to uncover whatever secrets her mind might be holding. But even more worrying is the strange soul-deep connection between her and her captor.

Jackson Deimos excels at slipping in and out of someone’s memories to retrieve military intelligence deliberately hidden away—even from an unwitting carrier. But Ardra’s brain is a labyrinth of defenses he’s never encountered before. Plus, her beauty shouldn’t be this much of a distraction.

As their battle of wits and wills wears on, their emotions are the first to betray them. But if Jack can’t break through Ardra’s barriers, his superiors will turn her over to someone who will—by force. Leaving Jack having to choose between doing his duty or following his heart.

Product Warnings: Contains a plant expert whose brain is carrying around the seeds of rebellion, and a mind reader whose heart gives him a case of psychic dyslexia. Contains reference to attempted suicide and love scenes not appropriate for little sprouts.

Title: Betrothed
Series:
Author: Therese Woodson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy

Blurb:

Faery royalty have always married for duty rather than love. Prince Chrysanths should be no different—except with a human for a father, the prince known as Puck already is different. When he is betrothed against his will to Prince Sky, Puck flees to his father in the human world, only to have Sky follow.

Prince Sky Song of the Clouds isn’t thrilled with the prospect of marriage either, but is bound by duty to follow through. If he can’t win Puck over, the faery realm might very well dissolve into utter chaos. Too busy arguing, Puck and Sky are unaware there are others with a vested interest in seeing the betrothal fail. In a bid for Puck’s crown, they’ll seek to keep them apart, even as Puck and Sky realize that duty and love don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.

Title: Blood and Rain
Series:
Author: Glenn Rolfe
Publisher: Samhain
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy / MF / Werewolves

Blurb:

The light of a full moon reveals many secrets.

Gilson Creek, Maine. A safe, rural community. Summer is here. School is out and the warm waters of Emerson Lake await. But one man’s terrible secret will unleash a nightmare straight off the silver screen.

Under the full moon, a night of terror and death re-awakens horrors long sleeping. Sheriff Joe Fischer, a man fighting for the safety of his daughter, his sanity and his community, must confront the sins of his past. Can Sheriff Fischer set Gilson Creek free from the beast hiding in its shadows, or will a small town die under a curse it can’t even comprehend?

One night can—and will—change everything.

Title: Holly of Dark Haven
Series: Truckee Wolves #3
Author: Belinda McBride
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy / MMF /

Blurb:

When Holly left the Truckee pack, she left her family, her safety, and the two men she loved. Now she's in San Francisco training as a Domme at Dark Haven. She thinks she's found herself, but tonight, Tex and Hunter have found her. And they are not happy with their little wolf. She's been keeping secrets from them. Tonight, someone's gonna beg.

Publisher's Note: Holly of Dark Haven was previously published in theDoms of Dark Haven 2 anthology, which is no longer available. It has not been re-edited or revised for this edition.

Title: Bulls & Blood
Series: The Blood & Thorn Ranch, 1
Author: T.A Chase
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Gay / Contemporary / Cowboys

Blurb:

Breaking the rules has never been Wesley’s way…until he meets Mino.

Rule Number Two that the Thorn brothers live by is that employees of the ranch are off-limits. Wesley has always followed that rule, never stepping out of his comfort zone to do more than talk to one of the cowhands that help run his family’s ranch. Being a vampire makes it easier, since he doesn’t go out during the day.

Mino’s been interested in the youngest Thorn brother since he began working at The Blood & Thorn Ranch. It’s those stupid rules that hold him back from making the first move. Well, those and the fact that Wesley could kill him in a blink of his eye. Being human in a world of supernatural creatures makes living difficult, since he’s considered prey.

These two males, from different species and societies, must find a way to meet in the middle of their worlds if they have a chance at love.

Title: Burn
Series: Bad Angels, 2
Author: Belinda McBride
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Fantasy / Angels & Demons / Fae / Historical / M/M, M/F and M/M/F /

Blurb:

Falling isn’t so bad, it’s the landing that hurts.

Following an auto accident, Rex Clark lays near death in the rocky wilderness of the Trinity Alps. Just when it appears that things can’t get worse, she shows up. Anahita…the succubus. She’s been his frequent companion, and the bane of Rion’s existence, for well over a century. But it seems that this time she’s come to help.

From the frozen villages of the Inuit to the cities of America, Dr. Noemi Gastineau has seen it all. When a fallen angel shows up at the reservation clinic with an injured Sidhe, Noemi takes everything in stride. Yet within hours, she’s swept into an enchanted world she never imagined existed.

So why are the men so temptingly familiar? And why is she suddenly so afraid?

A fallen angel, a Sidhe, a human and a succubus. Never mind the demons, these four are about to catch fire! The question is…who will survive the burn?

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes of M/M, M/F and M/M/F interaction and the use of a tail.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

General Release Date: 29th September 2015

Title: Cairn and Covenant
Series: Blessed Epoch, 4
Author: Gus Li (AKA Augusta Li)
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Fantasy / Gay /

Blurb:

An assassin’s unexpected mercy granted Octavian Rose his life and freed him from his father’s control, but it left him with little more than the clothes on his back and the determination not to waste his chance at a life of his choosing.

As Octavian sets out to make a name for himself, he refuses to compromise his ideals for money or status—a decision tested as he works his way up the ranks as a mercenary fighter and novice mage. Along the way he forges friendships, takes lovers, and makes bitter enemies, all while striving for the power he feels he deserves and can wield fairly.

With the advent of the Blessed Epoch and the discovery of new cultures, the world is changing. Octavian’s decisions will affect not only those closest to him but will have profound worldwide consequences that he cannot begin to imagine. For twenty years, Octavian does what he must, and his choices bring him brilliant victories alongside crushing losses. Time and again, he must choose between what is right for all and what is beneficial to him, while hoping for the wisdom to tell the difference.

FREE Short—A Lesson and a Favor

Eight years before meeting Yarrow and Duncan in Ash and Echoes, the man now known as Sasha lived and breathed for a single purpose: to kill for gold and the glory of his cult and dark god without emotion or hesitation. In this lost tale of Sasha’s early career, he’s dispatched on a difficult mission—one with a surprise in store for him.

FREE Short—Archer's Regret

Sylvain Damasca has seen and done it all since walking away from his wealthy family and the promise of a future title. He’s had more men, money, and adventure than he can count—including a part in the founding of Rosecairn—but he’s restless, and no amount of gold, wine, or casual companionship can scratch his itch. It might be time to deal with the one thing he left unfinished, if he can find the courage to face the only man who ever got underneath his skin.

Title: Chrysalis Corporation
Series:
Author: T. A. Venedicktov
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Science Fiction/ Gay /
Pages: 350
Release Date: November 17, 2015

Blurb:

Together, they can change the rules of the galaxy and the definition of humanity.

When Damion Hawk is offered an opportunity to escape the destitute life of a miner on Mars and become an elite Alpha Fighter pilot, he jumps at the chance. Within the Chrysalis Corporation, Damion must learn to work with his Core—a man with computerized implants, no human emotions—and no rights. But unlike other Fighters, Damion can’t treat Core 47 as a tool. He sees 47 as more than a machine, and he’ll take deadly risks to help 47 find the humanity inside him.

Fighters and Cores are designed to work together and enhance each other’s strengths in defense of their employer. Damion and 47 will need each other’s support as suspicions about the all-powerful Chrysalis Corporation arise. Someone wants Damion and 47 gone, and they need to find out who and why while hiding 47’s growing emotions and the love forming between them. If they can succeed, they might save not only themselves, but all Cores enslaved by the Corporation.

Title: Closing Ranks
Series:  A Flesh Novel
Author: Ethan Stone
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Contemporary / Gay / Suspense / Mystery

Release Date: October 20, 2015







Blurb:

Internal Affairs investigator Jeremy Ranklin is looking into corruption within the Reno Police Department when he’s ordered to examine the suspicious death of the Chief of Police. The assignment partners Jeremy with Detective Cristian Flesh. Though they spar at first, Jeremy earns Cristian’s trust, and they work well together.

Deeply closeted, Jeremy fights an attraction to fellow cop Kipp Mosely. The investigation brings Jeremy and Kipp together, but lies and secrets prevent things from going any further. Jeremy will need both Kipp's and Cristian’s help to discover how deep the corruption runs—and to stay alive when the danger hits close to home.

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3 comments:

  1. If I may? The publisher on Counsel of the Wicked is ForbiddenFiction.

    Thanks! I hope you enjoy the ride!

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    1. Thank you for the correction, Elizabeth. Congratulations on your release!!

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