Saturday, December 12, 2015

What's on the Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

I don't know about you, but I did some serious damage Cyber Monday with all of the sales. I gorged a little bit on reading last Wednesday and didn't even make a dent in what I'd purchased. :-D

Alas! There is always new books coming out, always something new to pique my interest.

Title: His Kind of Woman

Author: Nona Raines 
Publisher: Loose Id (January 6, 2015)
Length:  67 pgs

Genre: Trans, Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Bullying, Contemporary


When Roy Girard went looking for Victor Varrano, he never expected a woman to answer the door. He soon discovers that Victor is now Venetia. Roy's startled, but even more surprised by his attraction to her. As they spend time together, he doesn't want to let her go. But she's sure to dump him when she learns his secret.

Venetia's falling hard and fast for Roy. But when she learns that his brother was the bully who tormented her in high school, she's shattered. She can't wrap her head around the fact that the man who made such amazing love to her could so completely betray her trust.
Note: This short story is loosely connected to "Uncollared"

Title: Shiver
Series: (Unbreakable Bonds: Book One)

Author: Jocelyn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Self-Published
Length:  301 pgs

Genre: Gay, Romance, Filthy Rich, Bodyguard Rom, Suspence (BDSM, I think), Contemporary

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

Title: Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele
Series: (Carolina Bad Boys #5)

Author: Rie Warren
Length:   pgs

Genre: Romance, Biker MC, Contemporary


Boomer Steele is big. He’s bad. He’s the Retribution MC pres. He’s been dealt the worst hand imaginable and bears the scars inside and out. Not that anyone knows it. He’s watched his younger brother and sister hook up and hitch up with the loves of their lives, and now he’s the last Steele standing alone. Maybe he should keep it that way.

Then one feisty honey makes him feel, gets in his grill, pisses him off.

She goes by the name of Rayce. And that’s exactly what she does on her motocross bike when she’s not busy getting her hands dirty with her fellow grease monkeys as the only female mechanic at Stone’s Garage. She’s into fixing bikes, racing hers, and making Boomer’s life a living hell just for the fun of it. Oh, and she hates being treated like a girl.

Sparks flying? That’s an understatement where these two are concerned. Yet when Rayce needs a place to live, and Boomer offers her a room in his house, their unquenchable attraction wins out over antagonism. Sometimes. Rayce’s crappy upbringing makes her think love is for stupid fools asking for heartbreak. She’s not willing to go there for any man. Not even Boomer Steele.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Note to readers: this book addresses the issue of domestic abuse.

Title: Anarchy Found
Series: (SuperAlpha Series)

Author: JA Huss
Publisher: (December 2, 2015)
Length:   pgs

Genre: Romance, Super Hero, Dark Romance, Urban Fantasy


Everyone needs a hero.

That’s what Detective Molly Masters tells me. “What we need,” she says, “what the whole world needs,” she pleads, “is a champion.”

The only thing I want to talk about with Molly Masters is how I’d like to make her scream my name when I push her up against a wall, slide my hand up her thigh, and live out my wildest fantasies.
“Someone who will fight against injustice,” she says.

I’ll fight against anything you want, honey. Just come a little closer.

“Someone who will stand tall in the face of adversity,” she says.
I’ll do it standing, sitting, or lying down. See how easy I am?

“Someone who believes in the value of a good deed,” she says.

I believe in the value of me, sweetheart. Because I’m Lincoln Wade. Jaded genius, obscenely wealthy, capable of violence, and looking for revenge.

Molly Masters might have delusions of grandeur. She might see me as some superman capable of cleaning up the scum, filth, and corruption in Cathedral City.

But I’m not the hero she’s looking for.

I’m the dark alley where all her good intentions hide.

So be careful what you wish for, Molly Masters.

Because you’re about to get it.

Title: Dirty Talk

Author: Joey Jameson
Publisher: (December 19, 2015)
Length:   pgs

Genre: Gay, Thriller, Erotic 


Vegas is a hot phone sex operator who knows just how to make your deepest, darkest fantasies come true either with a gentle whisper in your ear or with a rough growling command. When he’s in control, you know you’re in good hands. Vegas can tickle or scratch whatever itch or fetish a caller can throw at him.

But his job at the exclusive ‘Black Vanilla’ has its dark side, which becomes all too clear when Vegas receives a call one night that hits a little too close to home.

Somewhere out there, someone’s watching him. Someone who’s taken their fantasy one step too far. It isn’t long before Vegas finds himself entangled in a web of dark and dangerous obsession. An obsession that can only end one way.

“Dirty Talk” will take you deep into the world of stimulating oral desire and blur the lines that exist between our ultimate fantasies and harsh reality.

Series: (The Mauritanian Saga Book 1)
Author: Layla Dorine
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (December 4, 2015)
Length: 328 pgs

Genre: Gay, Alternate World, Arranged Marriage, 
Romance, Mystery, Suspence


All of his life, Caden DeMott’s mismatched eyes have made him the target of superstition and scorn. Though he is the son of a nobleman, he’s been allowed to run free over the hills and moors, mostly ignored by his family. No one ever thought to inform him that he had been betrothed since infancy, until the day his fiancé, Prince Rhys Gwyther arrived to marry him.

Rhys is the prince of the small island country of Mauritania, a land rich in gems, rose oil, and pearls, but poor in skilled artisans and seeds to grow crops. In order to further cement the trade route to the mainland, he’s been sent to marry a man he’s never met, and bring him back to Mauritania. Unfortunately, an accident years before has left Rhys with a lot of emotional baggage and very little trust in strangers.

But trust is exactly what Caden and Rhys are going to need if they are to make a life together, and help unravel the mystery of who’s been smuggling valuable gems and pearls off the island. Add in the realization that Caden’s stepmother, Mildred and her island representative, Maxwell, have been importing inferior goods for years, forcing Mauritania to become more dependent on them, and trust becomes even more difficult.

Caden possesses the knowledge to finally allow Rhys’ father to unravel the plot to ruin Mauritania, but only if the king and his son are willing to put their faith in Caden’s loyalty to his new home. Something that is difficult to do after Caden is accused of cheating on his marriage vows to Rhys with his guard, Luc. Will Rhys believe him innocent? Or will their marriage be over before it truly has a chance to begin?

Series: (Cyborg Sizzle #1)
Author: Cynthia Sax
Publisher: Self Published (December 4, 2015)
Length: 328 pgs

Genre: Sci-Fi, Alternate World, Cyborg, BBW 
Romance, Dark Romance,

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.

Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.

Until he meets Joan.

Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.

When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?

Releasing Rage is Book 1 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.

It is also a dark BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Author: Devon McCormack
Publisher: Self Published (December 5, 2015)
Length: 53 pgs

Genre: Gay,
Romance, Contemporary,


He can get away with anything…

Anytime, anyplace. Blake never has problems finding tricks, and he’s learned that half the fun is in doing it behind his boyfriend Todd’s back. But when Todd suggests a threesome to reignite their relationship, the opportunity to bring in one of his regulars and dupe his boyfriend right under his nose is too tantalizing to resist.

Todd loves Blake, but after Blake’s cancer treatments, it seems nothing Todd does can excite him. For six months, he’s waited patiently for his boyfriend’s interest to return, but it’s clear if he doesn’t do something drastic, nothing will change. In a desperate attempt to save their relationship, he suggests a threesome. He expects it to be difficult. He expects to get jealous. What he doesn’t expect is to have the hots for their new toy…and for both of them to want Blake out of the picture.

Series: (Stockton Wolves Book 2)
Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Self Published (December 5, 2015)
Length: 247 pgs

Genre: Gay, 
Romance, Shifter, Non-Wolf/Cat, Poly, Fated Mates


Can be read as standalone

Sin’s life was totally turned upside down when he learned about the existence of shifters and Fated Mates just six months before. That was when he met and fell head over heals in lust, and then love, with a young wolf shifter named Ben. In the six months that followed he moved house, and now shares his life with the small Stockton pack, and his bed with Ben. He thinks things are going well. That is until his Alpha tells him that Ben is having problems and apparently Sin is to blame.

Ben is unhappy, but it’s not something he can talk to Sin about. He tried once, and got shot down, big time. He adores the man, loves him more than life but Sin is human and a rampant Dominant. While Sin confines his dominance to the bedroom, outside of it both men are too busy living normal everyday lives to actually talk about what is going with their mating. Ben’s struggling to keep his wolf under control- his wolf that wants to claim Sin in the way of his kind. But unless Sin changes his ways, Ben might be reduced to taking drastic measures. He’s certainly thinking about it.

With a claiming night that has unexpected repercussions, a serial killer on the lose that smells like a bear and who is targeting young men who look just like Ben, life starts to get more complicated. A random meeting with Gabriel brings even more surprises to both Sin and Ben – and neither of them are quite sure how to cope with the sexy man.

A wedding to plan, a killer to find, a bear in a wolf pack? What is going on in the Stockton pack and will Sin, Ben and Gabriel stay alive long enough to explore their own budding relationship?

Warning: This book is a ménage (M/M/M) and contains coarse language, sexually explicit scenes between men and some violence. This is a complete story with no cliff-hangers, although a teaser for the next book is mentioned in the epilogue. As with all of my books an HEA is guaranteed.

Title: Leave It All
Series: (A Saint Lakes Story)
Author: April Kelley
Length:  pgs

Genre: Gay, 
Romance, Shifter, Non-Wolf/Cat, Dragons, Fated Mates


Lucas just wanted to be a normal human being, but normal is highly over-rated.

Lucas Speck had been just some guy who worked at an office supply store and house-sat for his snowbird parents. He was nobody special. Or that’s what he thought before the headaches start and weird things start to happen to him. When people start chasing him his whole life gets turned upside down.

Bennett Somerset is a dragon shifter, who likes his quiet life in his quiet town. He isn’t looking for complications. He already has a family that defines the words, weird and crazy, to perfection. Good thing they live in a small town where nothing ever happens. That is until he smells the most delicious thing in the world and realizes it’s his mate. His little witch of a mate just made things way more complicated.

Series: (The Academy Book 1)
Author: Niko McQueen
Publisher: McQueen Books (November 15, 2015)
Length: 54 pgs

Genre: Gay, 
Romance, Paranormal, Alternate World, Tournament to Mate


Mikhail is a prince with a deadly secret. The dragons of the past have long since been dead but inside his body lies the first dragon spirit to exist in centuries. There is a catch, he was getting sicker and sicker each day that it was stuck inside his body. If something wasn’t done quickly his kingdom may not have a future ruler. Needing a mate in order to set it free, he realized his dreams of love were never going to happen. Resigned to his fate, Mikhail does the only thing he can think of to save himself and his people.

He agrees to the mating games.

One person will win his heart…and his flame.

Riley Cooper is an omega geek with no prospects. His entire life stuck at The Academy had been for nothing and he couldn’t wait to age out of the program so he could get a job and live in peace. The last thing he expected was to get an invitation to the Mating Games. When he is tricked into accepting the invitation he thinks his life is over. That is until he lays eyes on Prince Mikhail. For the first time in his life he had something worth fighting for.

Series: (A Return To Earth Story)
Author: Missouri Vaun
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (July 20, 2015)
Length:  pgs

Genre: Lebian, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy


Samantha Casey has been burned by love. She’s determined to remain single and keep a safe distance from any and all female temptations. Her plan is derailed when Jessica Walker strikes a barter deal with her that includes dinner together every night for a month. Jessica’s never been in love, but her sights are set on Sam. Night after night, in the face of Jessica’s beauty and hopefulness, Sam’s resolve weakens.

They live in a time long after peak oil. The climate has permanently shifted, and storms rise quickly and with vengeance. One such storm descends on Sam’s farm and Jessica has to spend the night, forcing them to face their feelings for each other.

After the storm, Jessica is on her way home when a man who’s been stalking her sets up an ambush. Can Sam find them in time to rescue Jessica and allow true love to rescue her?

Author: Ali Spooner
Publisher: Affinity Ebook Press NZ LTD; 1 edition (August 31, 2015)
Length: 175 pgs

Genre: Lebian, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction


Devastated when her lover dies from an error made during a simple operation, Cadin Michaels vows to make the guilty pay for their deadly error. She uses the settlement won to create a foundation in her lover’s name to help women and children. When that does nothing to ease her grief, she is encouraged to take a sabbatical, to try and find herself again.

Cadin mounts her motorcycle, and lets fate, and a dart, lead her on her journey. She encounters people on her adventures that rekindle her belief in kindness, and unconditional love. Realizing she too needs a fresh start, Cadin finds herself drawn to the chemistry she feels for Renee, a woman she encounters in Alabama. The outpouring of love and friendship helps her on her path to healing and learning to trust her heart to love once again.

Author: Kaylee Kazarian
Publisher: Smutpire Press (August 12, 2015)
Length: 77 pgs

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Cowboys, Stepbrother Romance, 


Jay has always been the cocky, muscle-bound cowboy that women simply can’t say no to. But to me, he’s always been my strong protector.

It’s his birthday, and I’m dressed up for the party back at the farmhouse. To most of the people here, I've never been anything more than a tomboy. But Jay's always made me feel like a desired woman. The way his pale green eyes lock onto me and won't let me go. How he always flirts when no one else is around.

This time, though, flirting isn’t going to be enough. Jay wants me all to himself and he won’t be satisfied until he bends me to his will. One thing’s for sure, I won’t be resisting him… for long.

But that's not what I'm worried about. If I'm not careful, I just might spill the secret I've been keeping from him ever since the first time we laid eyes on each other.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a full-length, standalone, HEA romance novella. It contains sexual scenes not intended for minors. 18+ only.

Title: Dragonspire
Author: Taylor Andor
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (06 January, 2016)
Length: 77 pgs

Genre: Bisexual, Romance, Fantasy, Gay, Alternate World


In the wake of his grandfather's death and the unexpected contents of his will, Gideon abandons his career, cuts ties with his family, and heads overseas to figure out a life that has never made him happy. He settles for a time in Myanmar, content to roam the country taking pictures, carefully avoiding the dangerous local politics.

When he ventures into the jungle, he expects wildlife and possibly men with guns if he's unlucky. Instead, he meets a princess who sweeps him off to another world, claiming that Gideon is the only one who can help her slay the terrible black dragon threatening her people—and if he ever wants to see home again, he has no choice.

Title: Dragon's Mate
Author: Reese Corgan, Adrian Madison
Publisher: Self Published (December 3, 2015)
Length: 115 pgs

Genre: Gay, Romance, Fantasy, Mpreg,  Shifter,


For hundreds of years, Gavin has searched the world for the perfect mate. As a musclebound dragon shifter, Gavin’s mate would be his complete opposite: a pure soul.
Since a young age, Evan was taught to fear the dragons that lived deep in the woods. Having never seen one himself, he was skeptical, though he feared his father’s wrath for disobeying.

However, when Evan stumbles upon the town’s new prisoner, a muscular dragon shifter, Evan finds himself drawn. While Gavin’s face is devastatingly handsome and his body, perfection, Evan knows to keep his distance.

He’s not allowed to consort with dragons… if he did, it could end in death… Still, no matter the consequence, something inside of Evan draws him closer to Gavin’s fire…

Dragon’s Mate is a full-length 115-page standalone novel. This collection contains sexually explicit scenes involving a strong, dragon shifter destined to mate with a sweet, willing man.

Contains action and adventure, unprotected sex with male breeding, and male pregnancy or mpreg. This science fiction and fantasy story concludes with a satisfying, HEA ending (NO CLIFFHANGERS!)

Series: (Halle Shifters, 5)
Author: Dana Marie Bell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (December 1, 2015)
Length: 228 pgs

Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shifter,


There’s only one way to win this game: break the rules.

James “Barney” Barnwell is losing his ever-loving mind. Between the threat to the white shifters and a riddle he’s been ordered to solve, he can actually go for ten whole minutes without thinking about Heather, the woman destined to be his mate.

As much as he burns to get the redhead under him, the safest place for her is far away from him. If the bad guys catch the barest hint of her scent on his skin, she’ll become a target.

The way Heather sees it, the quicker she helps the stubborn Bear solve the riddle, the quicker he’ll bite her—literally. But when she’s hurt while protecting her cousin from an attack, she finds herself right where Barney never wanted her: smack dab in the middle of the investigation.

Like it or not, Barney is forced to bring her fully into his crazy world. With his mate’s life in his hands, he’s in a race against time to solve this maddening riddle before the enemy discovers that the Hunter has finally been caught by love.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, lots of questions and maybe even some answers. Remember: Fox holds the key.

Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (November 23, 2015)
Length: 171 pgs

Genre: Gay, Romance, Science Fiction, Ondry!,


A desire for status has brought Ondry and Liam to a human world to trade, but dealing with humans has brought up all the old pain in Liam’s heart. Even though Ondry would do anything to protect his beloved palteia, he doesn’t know how to protect Liam from himself. Worse, Ondry isn’t sure how to shield Liam from the shifting politics on the Rownt ship where the Calti Grandmothers are nothing like the ones they left behind on the planet.

With everything in their lives changing, Ondry and Liam have only each other. If Ondry can’t find a way to defend Liam from the ghosts of the past and overcome the impossibly short life span of a human, their small family might be over long before either of them is ready to let go. Ondry has always been a dominant and possessive Rownt, and with Liam in danger, those traits are necessary as he challenges the world to protect his lover.

Title: Nightshade
Author: Brooke Radley
Publisher: NineStar Press (November 21, 2015)
Length: 282 pgs

Genre: Lesbian, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Alternate Universe


Eleanor Reed spent most of her life at the Darten Academy, trading her childhood for an education in magic. When the King’s Council comes to her with a mission, she jumps at the opportunity for adventure. The assignment is deceptively simple: infiltrate the Nightshade Brotherhood, the city’s infamous thieves’ guild, and confirm their responsibility for the recent emergence of a hallucinogenic drug. 

Unfortunately for her, the Brotherhood hates mages. If they catch Eleanor, they’ll slit her throat and toss her in the ocean.

Hiding her identity proves to be an impossible task. Cassandra, a thief as beautiful as she is dangerous, sees Eleanor cast a spell during her trial for the Brotherhood. Rather than kill her, Cassandra offers her a position in the guild. Cassandra holds the key to success for Eleanor—but is she after something more?

Under Cassandra’s tutelage, Eleanor discovers that the Brotherhood isn’t quite what it seems to be, and the ever-growing drug problem is more complicated than originally anticipated. Whoever is at fault will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Things go from bad to worse when Eleanor realizes her growing passion for Cassandra. Will Eleanor be able to decide where her loyalties lie before it’s too late?

Author: Chris Owen, Tory Temple
Publisher: Torquere Press (November 25, 2015)
Length: 223 pgs

Genre: Gay, Romance, Poly, Contemporary, 


In the final book of the Never Too Early series, cowboys Jake and Tor and firefighters Chance and Tucker have more on their plates than they bargained for. What started out as friendship has developed into strong feelings, and the couples continue to grow and learn about each other. However, adding two and two is more than a simple math problem. Words and emotions can be a dangerous mix, as the four men discover, and jealousy and miscommunication threaten what they've built together. 

When two of the four unexpectedly connect, it sends all of them reeling. Pride is bruised and feelings are wounded, although they try desperately to hold themselves together in order to navigate this new territory. The physical distance between them all is both a blessing and a curse. When one of them reveals something that can't be taken back, it threatens the relationships of all four men. How do two separate couples blend themselves to become one unit? The doubts and fears threaten to overwhelm them all, and no one will emerge unscathed.

Title: Night's Templar
Series: A Vampire Queen Novel, 13
Author: Joey W. Hill
Publisher: Story Witch Press (October 31, 2015)
Length: 453 pgs

Genre: Gay, Romance, Paranormal, Vampire,

Note: The review I read for this indicated they read it as a standalone but they were familiar with the series. Hmmm, I might start from the beginning.


Book XIII of the Vampire Queen Series (While this title can standalone, some familiarity with the Vampire Queen world will enhance enjoyment.) 

Lord Uthe, a member of the Vampire Council, was a Templar Knight centuries ago. Even up to the present day, he has attempted to honor the spirit of the Rule, despite the volatile and highly sexual nature of the vampire world. Yet now he’s caught the attention of the Fae Lord Keldwyn, liaison between the Council and Fae Court. Keldwyn challenges Uthe’s emotional isolation and dominant nature. When a quest from Uthe’s past requires Keldwyn’s help to protect both their worlds, Uthe will have to decide whether the Fae male is a gift from God to be cherished and trusted, or a curse that will make Uthe fail the Order he promised to serve all his life.

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