Saturday, December 26, 2015

What's on the Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

I hope everybody had a great Christmas Day! 

I thought about leaving this for next weekend, but on December 31st I'm blogging about my favorite reads for 2015 which will take up next weeks book blog. :D

Title: Stronger, Better, Faster, More
Author(s): Carlin Grant, Katey Hawthorne
Publisher: LooseID (TBD)

Genre: Transgender, Gay, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance


When he gets super-endurance powers out of nowhere, being a culinary student and kids’ soccer coach isn’t enough for Beau Warren--he has to be a superhero too. A sweet, hardworking trans man from a close knit family, it’s important to Beau to use his new abilities to stand up for people who can’t protect themselves. When he runs into a speedster at a fire rescue, he doesn’t expect it to be his high school crush, Vel Chandrasekhar. Turns out Vel got superspeed when Beau go his endurance, so they decide to make their single supe act into a duo.

With their immediate attraction and superpowered libidos, it’s not long before Beau and Vel are roommates-with-benefits. That’s the idea, anyhow, if only Beau can keep from falling back into his old crush hard, since Vel’s self-esteem issues have left him skittish about relationships. Just when things are at boiling point between them, though, their search for their own superhero origin story leads them and their families into mortal danger. The only way to survive the truth is to depend on each other--and admit they’re a lot more than friends.

TitleShield Mate
Series: Chronicles of Ylandre, 7
Author(s): Eresse
Pages/Length: 299 pages
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (December 19, 2015)

Genre: Gay, LGBTTQ, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Action Adventure, Romance


Long-held traditions have ruled Ranael Mesare’s life. He has always done what is expected of him … until now. Now he lusts after low-born Vaeren Henaz. But Vaeren is not interested. He has had to struggle his entire life and isn’t going to allow anyone to stop him from reaching his goals. Romance author Eresse takes you back to her fantasy world in Shield Mate, Book 7 of Chronicles of Ylandre. Is it possible to convince someone that the respect of many is nothing compared to the love of one who matters above all else? The respect of many pales beside the regard of one who matters above all else.

Ranael knew his obligations to family and society. As a scion of Ylandre’s most powerful House, he was destined for a life of service, albeit a privileged one. As the son of a wealthy fief-lord, he was supposed to bed or wed as befitted his station. With obedience to authority ingrained in him since childhood, Ranael hewed closely to what was expected of a royal-blooded aristocrat and a military officer. Thus, defiance of the strictures of his position never entered his mind. Until he came to covet Vaeren Henaz.

Vaeren did his duty to king and country despite attempts to put him in his place and keep him there. A survivor of neglect and frightful adversity before and after he fled the orphanage wherein he grew up, Vaeren refused to let his illegitimacy or lack of sufficient lineage stop him from fighting his way up the ranks of Ylandre’s hidebound army. Nor did he allow anything or anyone to trample on his dignity or his heart. Until he learned to love Ranael Mesare.

In the dual-gendered realm of Ylandre, two warriors of nigh irreconcilably dissimilar backgrounds battle their way through the vagaries of military conventions, social censure, and personal vendettas. All while struggling with an attraction that contravenes the traditions and expectations that shape life and love in the world of Aisen’s most powerful nation.

Title: Snowed In
Author(s): Teodora Kostova
Pages/Length: 108 pages
Publisher: Self Published (November 30, 2015)

Genre: Gay, Contemporary, Holiday, Friends to Lovers, Romance


Be careful what you wish for... 

Nate has been in love with Quinn, his brother’s best friend, for as long as he can remember. But when he finally gets the chance to show Quinn how he feels, his heart gets broken in the most unexpected way.

Second chances come when you least expect them...

Quinn doesn’t believe in miracles, especially not Christmas ones. When he decides to win Nate back he knows it won’t be easy. The last thing he expects is a health scare, a road trip and a vicious snow storm to work in his favor.

In the end, a cabin in the woods turns out to be not only the shelter they desperately need, but also Quinn's very own Christmas miracle.

Sometimes, to forgive, you need to get snowed in...

*Stand alone novella, not connected to any series

Title: Ashes on a Distant Wind
Author(s): Yolande Kleinn
Pages/Length: 18k
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (January 13, 2016)

Genre: Bisexual, Gay, Sci-fi, The Devil's Land, Romance


Before the Vrete came to Earth, Donovan Riggs was a man of faith. By the time they were gone, he'd left that part of himself behind for good. In the aftermath of a war nobody won, humans live in a world they destroyed in order to keep it for themselves. 

Riggs is simply trying to survive. With Beau Greer, a young medic who stumbled into his life and then refused to leave, Riggs travels dangerous roads between long-dead cities. Scavenging doesn't offer much of a future. It barely provides for the present. But Riggs will do anything to protect what's his.

When thieves threaten to massacre a nearby town, Riggs and Beau must make a difficult choice, even if it means putting themselves directly in the line of fire.

Title: Men in Uniform
Author(s): Eric Gober, CJ Baty, Alina Popescu, Kassandra Lea, Asta Idonea, Eddy LeFey, Lily Velden, Jim Dunaway, Carol Pedroso, Jo Tannah
Pages/Length: 370 pages
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (December 18, 2015)

Genre: Anthology, Bisexual, Gay, Sci-fi, Contemporary, Military, Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance,


Like your boys in blue keeping the… peace? Hot firemen dealing with… heat?
Naval Officers getting in way too… deep?
Perhaps you have a ‘thing’ for marines…
Or do you prefer your Men In Uniform to belong in the future?
Another galaxy?
Another time?
Wherever your love of a uniform leads you, MEN IN UNIFORM has something for you.


Come to a land... 

Where epic battles rage... 

Among monsters, superheroes, and a very sexy cop. 

Love and war are funny business in Hollywood, U.S.A.


A blackmailer forced Stiles to leave his perfect life behind. 

Along the way, he found a new friend, a job as a Pinkerton Agent, and murder. 

Can Stiles find the murderer before he kills again?


Sean never thought his military career would ever have him babysitting his ex who Sean hasn’t seen in six months. 

When best friend Tom finds out his younger brother Aiden is targeted, Sean drops everything to protect the man he still loves.
Can two former lovers survive a weekend alone in the woods, or will the threat from within be more devastating than the one from outside?


Love beckons Officer Warden Brooks to the shadows of a desolate place. 

But his lover Tate Eldridge is so much more than a criminal, he's a beautiful mystery.


When his father loses the battle against Hrafnaheim, Prince Darius finds himself a political prisoner. 

Taken in chains to a dark and unfamiliar land, he begins to lose hope. 

But then Captain Morten Gunnarsson of the Palace Guards is assigned to watch over him. 

Now it is not just Darius' body being held hostage, but also his heart.


When the Draaduuri arrived on Earth many humans died.
Captain Timothy Kellerman’s family was among them
Now, a truce has been struck. He is the prize. 

Crown Prince Yuuhaan has instantly bonded with his slave.
Can the prince keep his baser instincts in check long enough for Timothy to transform? 

To become the next great hope of the Draaduuri and the human race?


Go to Portsmouth, said my friends. It’s quieter. You’ll be able to write without distraction. 

They obviously hadn’t met my mysterious and elusive neighbor, Finn.… 

After all, what would a Friday night be without hearing Moaner, Gusher, or Squeaker screaming out their joy at being shagged senseless by the obviously talented Finn? 

Come to think of it, what would a Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night be without it either?
Thank God for Mondays!


Apartment building fires are always tragic, even if everyone makes it out alive. But what happens when a person can’t make it out on their own? 

Brave firefighters must risk their lives in order to rescue trapped people. 

Lieutenant Kenny Whitfield is one such firefighter. Brave and somewhat reckless. 

Lance Corporal Steve Martinson is one such person in need.
When Kenny and Steve meet face to face in the hospital, well…

Franc has resigned himself to yet another year of pain and humiliation in order to complete his on ship training.
Then along comes Zyph, with his sexy blue skin and probing questions… 

Will he be Franc’s Blue Knight?


Warrior and Dragon Seek to Destroy Those Who Had Dared Harm Their Prince.

Title: Haven's Creed
Author(s): Parker Williams
Pages/Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Self Published (December 14, 2015)

Genre: Gay, Military, Assassin, Contemporary, Romance


An act of violence destroys his family and ends the life he knows. To escape his haunted past, he joins the military, where, as a sniper, he is trained to kill with precision and detachment. When a covert organization offers him a new purpose, he becomes Haven, an operative devoted to protecting the innocent when he can and avenging them when he cannot. 

After ten years of battling the evil in the world, the life no longer holds the attraction or meaning it once had, and he’s ready to walk away. Then he meets Samuel, a young man forced from the age of twelve to work as a sex slave. If ever a man had a need for Haven, it is this one.

Yet nothing about this growing relationship is one-sided. Sammy gives Haven a stability he’s never known, and Haven becomes the rock upon which Sammy knows he can depend.

When Sammy reveals something about the enemy Haven has been hunting for months, Sammy fears it will destroy what they’ve built and he’ll lose his home in Haven’s heart.

Title: Vanished (1 thru 3)
Series: Vanished Trilogy
Author(s): Carter Quinn
Pages/Length: 98, 106, 137 pages
Publisher: Self Published (December 14, 2015)

Genre: Gay, Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary,  

Blurb: Vanished 1:

Henry Cooley has good friends and a good life. He’s secure in his job and his relationship. He and Tom, the love of his life, are about to celebrate their twenty-first anniversary as a couple. Their son, CJ, is in his second year at Cal Arts. Henry's only problems are his growing dissatisfaction with his job and the fact that Tom's parents still hate him, even after all these years. At least those are his only problems until the morning he wakes up to discover Tom has vanished.

Vanished 2: It's only been three weeks since Henry woke up to discover his husband, Tom, had vanished. He's still struggling to come to terms with his new reality when he receives a haunting phone call: “Henry. Help me.” It’s Tom's voice, but Henry is afraid to believe. His world has already come crashing down around him twice in the last six months. Is Tom really alive, or is Henry losing his grip on reality?

Vanished 3: It’s been five months since Henry Cooley woke up to find that his husband, Tom MacKinnon, had vanished. Henry has gone through hell and back since then trying to uncover what really happened. But nothing could prepare him for the truth.

TitleDangerous Territory
Author(s): Cari Z.
Pages/Length: 20k
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (January 13, 2016)

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, The Devil's Land, Romance  


With his father barely in the ground and his sister married to a scheming bastard, Carter is on the verge of losing the family ranch. His only chance at holding onto his inheritance is to get his cattle to market before his brother-in-law. That means braving Mason Canyon, which on top of being snake-infested and easily flooded, is also shifter territory. Most clans would just as soon shoot humans as look at them.

His only hope of making it is to trust the shifter who's agreed to help him, and pray that Rani won't double-cross him. If Carter doesn't go he loses everything, and if he doesn't make it there his family is as good as dead.

TitleAvanti Chronicles: Tate's Torment
SeriesAvanti Chronicles, 2
Author(s): Hannah Walker
Pages/Length: 413 pages
Publisher: Self Published

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Sci-fi, Romance,


When a rare day out goes disastrously wrong, the men have to fight for the survival of one of their own. Their actions spark an appearance by the Conclave, leaving the Avanti's future in the hands of those who choose to destroy them. Tate will give up everything to save his friends, even if it means losing Dariux and a love he never imagined he would find. 

With half the conclave determined to punish the Offworlders, they have to rely on new found friendships. The question is, will it be enough to overcome the trouble that seems determined to take them down?

May your journey be swift and uneventful, may you all get one step closer to your truemates and may good triumph over evil. Remember love conquers all.

Series(The Dragon Shield Series Book 1)
Author(s): Sadie Sins
Pages/Length: 314 pages
Publisher: Self Published (December 19, 2015)

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Romance, High Fantasy, Action Adventure


Magic has destroyed Daniel Cross’s family and now his only chance at happiness when he discovers the boy he’s in love with has a conduit dragon inside him. Already keeping his distance because of the young man’s murderous father, Daniel’s beast has started to roar, demanding that Mason be claimed before competition arrives. Daniel is so determined to keep from being a beast, he chooses to exile from the magical world completely.

Mason Blackthorne will not be ignored. Unless he can find someone powerful enough to protect him, he will be enslaved, tortured and used by terrible warlocks to possess his power. He’s chosen Daniel, and if he can get the boy close enough, he knows he can convince him to be his bondmate.

A powerful suitor has come to court Mason, but the mysterious man holds evil, blood soaked intentions. Can Daniel find a way to put the obligations of the dead behind him long enough to save Mason, or will his quest for revenge lose the only boy he’s ever loved to the same monster that killed his family?

Disclaimer: 18+ This novel contains explicit m/m sexual content, graphic language and violence. The shifters transform from human to humanoid with respective dragon and lion characteristics and behaviors, including mating and breeding (but not impregnation), bonding, and some minor blood play. Any violence inflicted on the main characters is not sexual in nature.

Author(s): Caitlin Ricci
Pages/Length: 10k
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (January 13, 2016)

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, The Devil's Land, Romance  


Justin was sent to get a mare, and is helpless to explain to his unhappy boss why he came back with an untouchable gray stallion instead, but there's just something about the horse that wouldn't let him leave it behind. 

Of course, because an angry boss and a horse they don't need isn't enough, the horse goes missing—leaving a strange man in his place, a man who speaks in riddles and seems more than a little crazy, but he's also just as hard to refuse as the stallion...

Title: Relentless
Author(s): Cheyenne Meadows
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (2016)

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Romance  

Blurb: TBD

TitleWishes Come True
Author(s): Keira Andrews, Joanna Chambers, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Suki Fleet, Kaje Harper, Anyta Sunday
Pages/Length: 417 Pages
Publisher: Self Published

Genre: Gay, Holiday, Romance, Contemporary, Charity Anthology


First love. Young love. Holiday love...
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!

Included in this anthology:
"A Very English Christmas" by Keira Andrews
"Mr. Perfect's Christmas" by Joanna Chambers
"The Christmas Ship" by Amy Jo Cousins
"That Thing" by Megan Erickson
"Just Like Heaven" by Suki Fleet
"Not Your Grandfather's Magic" by Kaje Harper
"Bottle Boys" by Anyta Sunday

Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

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