Sunday, April 24, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR & #giveaway Reminder

A couple of quick side notes before I get to the good stuff. There are three giveaways still going on. The featured post (points to the right), the Five Senses Blog Tour has a free read blog post and a giveaway that ends the last day of this month.

There are two giveaways for Ruby Red that will end on the 25th: A signed paperback and some gift certificates. You can find the details HERE

And now for the good stuff. It's all over the board... which once I think about it, that's the norm. It just seemed more scattered this time around because I wasn't sure what I wanted to read. Here lately, unless I see the cover with the title, I've been just skimming as I look through the books. Titles are a big thing when book searching. I should probably blog about catchy titles but I think it's already been done. :)

Title: Dax's Desire
Series : Avanti Chronicles, 3
Author(s): Hannah Walker
Length: 428 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / 



The Avanti have made their way to Berinias, the capital and heart of Landran society. Not only is it King Kastain’s home ground, but it’s the seat of the Conclave's power.

Dax finally gets to see Kastain in all his glory— regal, confident, powerful and downright sexy. As events unfold, Dax and Kastain realize everything happening with the Derin, with Martellon, Nestor and Teriva, is linked. Their enemies draw closer and the plots and machinations of the Conclave deepen. They just need to work out who is behind it all and what they hope to gain.

Kastain finds himself turning to Dax, the one person he seems to be able to count on more than anything. The bond between the two leaders is stronger than they expected, and they long for rare times alone so they can explore it. Instead their time is taken up trying to work out which Chieftains they can count on and who is attempting to undermine them at every turn.

When plots and betrayals run deep within the heart of the capital, who will succeed and who will pay the ultimate price?

Title: Sex, Gunpowder, and Saving the Day
Series : The Gentlemen Brothers, 1
Author(s): James Cox
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Steampunk /

Notes: James Cox is always a fun read for me.

Blurb: "You’re brothers. When the sun goes down, stay hidden, stay quiet, and never, ever let go of each other." 

The Great Wave sent the lower class into dirigibles high above the wealthy landowners. The Gentlemen brothers lived in such an airship with their father until the night men came to steal them.

Joshua is the oldest and is now a respectable detective. He never stopped searching for his brothers. When a call comes in that the Lord that saved him is murdered, Joshua must face his past and the Lord’s son. Valance Peasley Junior was his best friend, but one night of unexpected passion tore their friendship apart.

Now, Joshua must deal with the beloved Lord’s death, Val’s decadent body, and finding out how it all ties into that dreadful night.

Title: All That Remains Box Set
Series :
Author(s): S.M. Shade
Length: 975 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Poly / 


Book One: The Last Woman 

When Abby Bailey meets former model and actor, Airen Holder, in a darkened department store, romance is the last thing on her mind. A plague has decimated the population, leaving Abby to raise her son alone in a world without electricity, clean water, or medical care. Her only priority is survival. 

Traumatized by the horror of the past months, Abby and Airen become a source of comfort for one another. Damaged by her past and convinced Airen is out of her league, Abby is determined to keep their relationship platonic. However, Airen is a hard man to resist, especially after he risks his life to save hers. 

When a man named Joseph falls unconscious in their yard, and Abby nurses him back to health, everything changes. How does love differ in this new post apocalyptic world? Can three unlikely survivors live long enough to find their place in it?

Book Two: Falling Together 

In the aftermath of a global nightmare, Abby Holder is living her dream. Married to the love of her life, Airen, and surrounded by friends and family, it seems she's found her happily ever after.
But the struggle of living in a post-plague world is never ending. When circumstances take Airen far away, she's faced with the devastating realization he may be lost to her forever. Broken-hearted, she turns to Joseph, her best friend and the only one who understands her pain. After all, he loves Airen too. 

The sound of a car horn in the middle of the night changes everything, leaving Abby caught between the two most important men in her life. After surviving the worst the world could throw at them, Airen, Abby, and Joseph must face the most brutal human experience...true love. Can they overcome the betrayal, the hurt feelings, and jealousy to do what's right for the ones they love?
Their circumstances are far from ordinary. Perhaps the answer is extraordinary as well.

Book Three: Infinite Ties 

The more you look to the future, the more the past pursues you.
Abby, Airen, and Joseph have fought and suffered to come together. All they want is to move forward and raise their family with the love they never had. 

Unfortunately, the re-appearance of former friends and enemies complicates their lives, threatening to expose closely guarded secrets. With a vital rescue looming, their relationship isn’t the only thing at risk. Can they let go of the past in order to hang on to a future with each other?

Warning: Contains graphic sex scenes between a woman and two men, violence, and references to child abuse. Recommended for ages 18 and older. 

Title: Bombs and Guacamole
Series : Border Crossing Series
Author(s): BA Tortuga
Length: 235 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / First Repsonders /



ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact. 

A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.

But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.

Title: Angels and Ashes
Series: (Heaven's Rejects MC Book 2)
Author(s): Avelyn Paige
Length: 135 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Bikers


Blurb: Abandoned & Broken 

Left alone to raise a family, widower Darcy Kyle’s life has spiraled out of control. When secrets about her husband’s past emerge, Darcy is forced to confront the fact her husband’s fatal accident may, in fact, have been deliberate. Forced to sell her soul to the Devil himself, Darcy must uncover the truth of her husband’s accident…before it’s too late.

Betrayed & Bitter

Cast into Hell, Raze has given his life as President of the Heaven’s Rejects MC, but what good is it when he can’t protect the people he cares about? His brother’s death, his wife’s betrayal… it’s too much for a mere mortal to handle. Luckily for Raze, he is the ruler of this Hell on Earth. But even the Devil has a weakness, and when Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business he finds himself questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory. 

How can the Devil resist an angel bathed in the ashes of the fallen?

Title: Tantalus
Series :
Author(s): Albert Nothlit
Length: 150 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi


Blurb: In the aftermath of a nasty fight after being jumped by four youths, faced with a mother desperate to get rid of the son she's ashamed of, Kyle is forced to leave home to take up an apprenticeship he doesn't want and can't wait to be finished with.
On another planet.

Upon arrival, though, a nasty surprise awaits. The position he was hired for no longer exists and he's going to be left standing around until Dr. O'Brien, the man he was to work for, can find him a new job. Following a strange compulsion, Kyle leaves the compound, only to nearly get himself killed out in the alien atmosphere. Kyle is told he's too reckless to stay and fit only for the mining colonies, where he'll be little more than a slave.

Distraught but helpless, Kyle counts down the days until his departure. He's distracted from his misery, however, by the same compulsion that first drove him from the compound, a presence in his mind that seems to be coming from the local lifeform being kept in Dr. O'Brien's lab...

Title: The Argument
Series :
Author(s): Pepper Winters

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Enemies to Lovers /

Notes: Releases in July 2016

Blurb: From the New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a snarky standalone full of romance.

They say the key to a good relationship is one with no drama.
They say you’re not trying hard enough or married the wrong person if you fight. 
Sorry, but I call bulls***.

I’ve had plenty of relationships: some sweet, some happy, most an utter failure.

Until I met Harriet.

Our first conversation was an argument. Our second conversation was an argument. Our entire connection was based on…yep, an argument. We tore up the rules of chance encounters and polite first meeting etiquette. And after the week I’d had, I was ready for a punch-up. Hell, I craved one. And Harriet was there to antagonise me.

The first time we met, we spent every hour from dusk to dawn, arguing. And when the sun rose, neither of us wanted to stop.
Because there was something so refreshing about being honest. Saying exactly what you thought. Picking faults just because you itched to fight.

It was only supposed to be one night. A night where the town was our battlefield, the clubs a microphone to our bickering, and the stars a listener to our squabbles.

Only…I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

You see, arguing turned out to be the best damn thing I’d ever experienced.

So, instead of agreeing to the terms we’d set, I revoked them. I went home with her. I refused to leave. And our argument turned into something so much more than a random quarrel. It turned into war and our love wasn’t sweet…it was hostile.

Title: Eternal
Series :
Author(s): Marie Brown
Length: 620 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance? / Gay / Sci-Fi

Notes: I've been looking at this one for ages but I wasn't sure I wanted to read it. The blurb is so short and normally I want to know more before I crack open a 600 page book. But I going to take the plunge.

Blurb: In a future where the Eternal Empire has ruled unchallenged for seven thousand years, two exiles meet and start their journey down a road that will change history forever.

Title: Crying Wolf
Series : Bloodlines, 2
Author(s): Kelex
Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (April 3, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Poly / Shifters /


Blurb: As alpha to the coywolves, Lucas has done everything in his power to keep his struggling bloodline from failing. His entire focus has always been the betterment of his people, often putting them before himself. When he finally achieves legitimacy and a place for the coywolves in the senate, he also makes a demand for himself—the one and only male who’s made him burn. 

Duty has always been Jakob’s focus. He’s been captain of the king’s guard for centuries. His oath is all, but the temptation that Lucas presents makes him doubt everything. He refuses Lucas, unwilling to break the pledge he made to his king.

When King Eirik grants Lucas’ claim on Jakob, a war begins between the two. Without his duty and service, Jakob loses sight of who he is and he refuses to surrender to the dominant alpha forcing him down a new path.

Can the two find a way to have a future together, or will the human who enters their lives tear them apart?

Title: Freeing Parin: Annex
Series :
Author(s): Lor Rose
Length: 103 pages
Publisher: Thirteen Below Press, LLC (April 5, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson. 

Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.

When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.

Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem... that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life.

Title: Myths Untold: Faery
Series : 
Author(s): Brandon Witt, Gus Li, J. Scott Coatsworth, Skye Hegyes
Length: 247 pages
Publisher: Wild City Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Anthology /


Blurb: Faeries are part of mythology the world over, past, present, and future. Called elves, brownies, the fae, and more, they evoke a sense of wonder and a little danger. Faery has its own rules, and humans enter at their peril. In this spirit, we bring you the first book in the Myths Untold anthology series—four stories from the land of the Fae: a homeless man in Cardiff and the luck that could destroy him; the trans man in future San Francisco who falls for an elf; the village boy who has always been a little different; and a faery prince whose birthright was stolen from him. Welcome to Faery.

Title: Fall
Series :
Author(s): Michelle Chow
Length: 99 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Shifter



Jeremy's always looked after his little brother, Callum, and it's his responsibility to make sure he's safe. When Callum wanders too far into the woods, and finds himself at the mercy of two wolf shifters, Jeremy's forced to act quickly.
It's not ideal waking up in a strange house, with two shifters that scare him more than he'll admit, but it's temporary. Or it should be, until Jeremy realizes getting rid of the wolves is far easier said than done.

Title: Stumptown Spirits
Series : Legend Tripping
Author(s): EJ Russell
Length: 270 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Gay /  Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes: release: May 16, 2016, this title is part of the The Legend Tripping Collection collection.

Blurb: What price would you pay to rescue a friend from hell?

For Logan Conner, the answer is almost anything. Guilt-ridden over trapping his college roommate in a ghost war rooted in Portland’s pioneer past, Logan has spent years searching for a solution. Then his new boyfriend, folklorist Riley Morrel, inadvertently gives him the key. Determined to pay his debt—and keep Riley safe—Logan abandons Riley and returns to Portland, prepared to give up his freedom and his future to make things right.

Crushed by Logan’s betrayal, Riley drops out of school and takes a job on a lackluster paranormal investigation show. When the crew arrives in Portland to film an episode about a local legend of feuding ghosts, he stumbles across Logan working at a local bar, and learns the truth about Logan’s plan.

Their destinies once more intertwined, the two men attempt to reforge their relationship while dodging a narcissistic TV personality, a craven ex-ghost, and a curmudgeonly bar owner with a hidden agenda. But Logan’s date with destiny is looming, and his life might not be the only one at stake.

Title: Broken Alpha
Series : An Alpha/omega Story
Author(s): DC Juris
Length: 124 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press, LLC. (January 12, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Taboo / Sci-Fi /



Captain Korden Encarit of the North Star thought he'd lost the most important person in the universe to him - his brother and lover, Rennett. A year later, Rennett has been found alive, a captive on a hostile planet. Only when their sibling link reactivates does Korden realize how bad the damage is: stripped of his mental strength, Rennett is now a Broken Alpha. With the help of his friends - ship's Malorcian healer, Sokel, and his fiery Human mate, Sebastian - Korden must try and heal his brother's mind and help him adjust to his new status as omega. But Rennett needs a mate, and it quickly becomes clear that no one is willing. Will Korden give up everything he has worked for - his career, his ship - buck Presidian tradition, and risk the scorn of their father to save his brother?

Title: Breathing Betrayal
Series : Elemental Evidence, 1
Author(s): Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham
Length: 99k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Suspense / Thriller / 

Notes: General Release Date: 7th June 2016; Early release through publisher April 26th


Every breath brings them closer to love, and a killer.

Jake Chivis is the descendant of Fire Elementals with a gift for psychometry, the ability to see memories from touching objects. After a bad break up and trouble at work, Jake gave up his career as a detective in Detroit and moved to England to join a research program studying Elemental gifts at University College London. It seems like the perfect way to escape his past and start over, and this time he's not falling into the trap of dating a co-worker. At least that's the plan, until he meets Doctor Ilmarinen Gale.

Mari Gale is blond, sexy, relentlessly academic and comfortable in his own skin in a way Jake envies. After a handful of embarrassing encounters, Jake is ready to resign himself to staying under the radar, but when a colleague’s brother goes missing he and Mari must work together to find him. As they dig into the inexplicable disappearance, Jake is impressed with Mari's competence and unique skills, and even more impressed by his ability to wrap Jake around his finger. Together the unlikely pair discover murder, betrayal, secrets and just how high Mari can fan Jake's flames.

Title: Alien Conception
Series : The Traveler Series
Author(s): Max Walker
Length: 367 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / mpreg / Sci-fi? / Alien / 


Blurb: Ryan Diaz thought his life was on track. A boring track, but a track none-the-less. He expected to keep his mind-numbing job, find a girl to marry, and then settle down in a decent sized house with decently smart kids.

But, as we all know, life never follows the plans.

After a night out, Ryan finds himself face to face with a man that promises to change his life forever. And this man? He happens to be an alien who sports an incredible six pack and a massive... ship.

Their initial meeting not only shocks Ryan, but also awakens a part of him he never knew he had. Now, he has to come to terms with his explosive new feelings for the alien and submit to the plans fate has in store for them.

Will Ryan be able to handle this new life and the challenges it brings? Or will he find that being a boring paper pusher was what he was meant to do after all?
Alien Conception is a scorching hot M/M sci-fi with some man on man-alien action and male pregnancy resulting from those out-of-this-world encounters. It is the second book in The Traveler series. It can be read alone and contains no cliffhangers.

Title: endling
Series : 600 Years From Home
Author(s): Kit Walker
Length: 141 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Sci-fi /



Project Oasis offers a fresh start: an opportunity to establish the first colony on Mars. Disenchanted with life on Earth, a young tech named Asha Reed joins the project, boards the CSV Frontier, and goes into cryogenic suspension to conserve resources on the long journey to her new home.
Asha comes out of cryo in deep space, light-years off course. She and a handful of survivors have just drifted into the Protectorate, an alien sector of the galaxy filled with dozens of intelligent species and hundreds of settled worlds.

"600 Years from Home" collects the first five episodes of space opera serial ENDLING. Join Asha Reed as she visits strange new worlds, foils assassination plots, goes on awkward dates with beautiful alien women, and searches for a way back home.

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