Saturday, August 20, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Back from vacation and attempting to catch up with my work. The galley for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword (releases August 31st) was waiting for me. I have guest posts for the blog tour to finish. I'm getting back beta info on Releasing Chaos. I might be able to submit the manuscript to the publisher by the first weekend in September. *fingers crossed*

Title: Werewolves of Chernobyl
Author(s): KA Merikan, LA Witt
Length: 323 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Poly / M/M/M / Suspense / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Shifter / Werewolf  /

NotesPOSSIBLE SPOILERS: Themes: shifter, werewolf, menage, knotting, urban exploration, cultural differences, disability, hierarchy, USSR, isolated from the world, society of men, PTSD, military, secret organization 

Blurb: --- Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! ---

If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel.

Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.


Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed.

The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.


Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head.

The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack.

WARNING: This book contains steamy content, graphic violence, and elements that might be considered taboo.

Title: Shatterproof
Author(s): Xen Sanders
Length: 188 pages
Publisher: Riptide

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: "Saint's afraid to die. Grey can't stand to live."

Grey Jean-Marcelin wants to die. He thought painting his passion-vivid portrayals of Haitian life and vodou faith-would be enough to anchor him to this world. But it isn't. And when the mysterious man known only as Saint saves Grey from a suicide attempt, it's more curse than blessing-until Grey discovers that Saint isn't just an EMT. He's a banished fae, and can only survive by draining the lives of those he loves.

All Saint needed was a simple bargain: one life willingly given for another. But as Saint's feelings for Grey grow deeper, centuries of guilt leave him desperate to save a man who doesn't want salvation, even if Grey's life means Saint's death.

When Grey's depression consumes him, only he can decide if living is worth the struggle. Yet his choice may come too late to save his life . . . or Saint's soul. And whatever choice he makes, it may shatter them both.

Title: Storm
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops, 3
Author(s): Rie Warren
Length: 283

Genre:  Romance / Undercover / Alpha Male / Contemporary / Former Military /


Blurb: What happens when the boss lady teams up with a badass alpha male during an outlaw MC takedown . . .


I’m headed back to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, my old stomping grounds. Guns. Thugs. Broads. Cocaine nightmares. A Mexican cartel, cracker coke runners, and now there’s a new international threat in town.

Blaize Carmichael is my only partner in this op. Blaize. As a biker babe. Jeeesus. I’ve had a bone for her from day one when she walked into headquarters—haughty, superior, and always in charge.

There’s a goddamn good chance we’ll get made, played, and put in the grave as government-issue traitors. But I can’t help it—I love to get rough, raw, dirty, and dominant with her.

No more yes ma’am, no ma’am. Blaize is about to find out I don’t always takes orders as issued.


I can’t stand the way Storm calls me woman or cher or sexy. As soon as we’re back in DC, I’m going to wipe that infuriating wicked smirk right off his dangerously handsome face.

I’m always prepared for every scenario. I’ve built my career on complete professionalism in and out of the field. But when Storm comes at me with wild animal lust—when he opens up to me—when he opens me up, I can’t say no. I don’t want to.

We’re in danger every single day we stay in NOLA. There is no way we can make it out alive. Not together. Not this time.

Please note: This story includes a discussion of rape. This painful conversation is necessary for the growth of the couple's relationship.

Title: Impact Velocity
Series: The Physics of Falling, 3
Author(s): Leah Petersen
Length: 276 pages
Publisher Dragon Moon Press (April 1, 2014)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Space Opera / Sci-Fi /


Blurb: Jake has finally found peace and a family with the man he loves. But when the unimaginable happens, Jake finds himself on the run with his greatest enemy and the man who betrayed them both. If he can’t find a way to bring down the man who now wields the power of an emperor, he’ll lose not just his own life, but his daughter’s as well.

Title: Damned If You Do
Author(s): Marie Sexton
Length: 123 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (June 14, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Gay / Demons / Fantasy / Paranormal /


Blurb: The path to temptation is paved with a hellish amount of paperwork.

Soul acquisition is a drag, but if Abaddon doesn’t catch up on his quota, he could be demoted to scooping poop for the Hounds of Hell. With a deadline hanging over him, he heads for the Bible Belt, looking for the perfect combination of sweetness and challenge.

Seth is a blind musician, part of a traveling tent revival. He’s cute, mystically talented, and quotes the Bible at every turn. His soul is pure enough to fill Abaddon’s quota for months to come, and Abaddon is determined to claim it.

The problem? There’s the revival foreman who watches Abaddon’s every move. Then there’s the mystery of Seth’s many unusual talents. Lastly, there’s Abaddon himself. He’s beginning to like Seth a bit too much. Maybe Seth deserves something better than damnation.

But Hell’s agenda isn’t negotiable, and time is running out. If Abaddon doesn’t play his cards right, he could condemn both of them to the worst fate of all—an eternity apart.

Warning: Contains a Bible-quoting twink and an irreverent devil who’ll do anything to avoid going “back to the office”. Also, snakes. Lots and lots of snakes.

Title: Dreamsnare
Author(s): Althea Claire Duffy
Length: 45 pages
PublisherLess Than Three Press, LLC; 1 edition (June 21, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Bisexual / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Once Kereda was a successful shoemaker, but she lost everything: her career, her marriage, her home. When her new roommate tells her a curse might have been haunting her all these years, she seeks out Serin the dreamworker to have it undone.

But the curse isn't what Kereda expects—and she and Serin end up trapped in a twisted dreamworld, forced to confront their painful pasts together if they hope to uncover the plot against them.

Title: Against the Wall
Series(Fuckboy Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tracy Burke
Length: 142 pages

Genre:  Erotica / M/M / M/F / Multiple Partners / Contemporary /


Blurb: Wanted – Fuckboy. Full-time hours, daily pay, 60/40 cut, you keep all tips. Must be appealing to the eye, have a body to die for, and be open minded to new adventures. Call 555-FUCK to get started today!

Down on his luck and hard up for cash, Colton Pierce answers an ad for a job as a fuckboy.

What’s a fuckboy you ask?

Colton’s about to find out.

Title: Demorn: City of Innocents
Series(The Asanti Series Book 2)
Author(s): David Finn
Length: 299 pages
PublisherFirethorn Publishing (January 14, 2016)

Genre:  Epic Fantasy / Lesbian / 


Blurb: Every exile longs for their homeland. Even the Wandering Princess of the Swords!

After two years Demorn has escaped the doomed Grave Dimension, her friend and fellow gun-slinging Innocent Alex in tow. They have fled the clutches of an imprisoned Elder God, as the reality virus of Ultimate Fate tore the dimension apart behind them...

Two years is a long time for an Innocent. Babelzon, her city, is burning. Demorn's patron is now at the mercy of the City Council he once owned. The Clubhouse is surrounded and Demorn is a myth that only some believe in.

Demorn's ruby heart is cold, the holy blade of Xalos unable to spawn for her. Old friends have fallen or are trapped. Demorn can see the bones of Ultimate Fate in the sky and the Tyrant oversees all.

Poisoned by the locket of a death god, every desperate deal Demorn has ever made will be called to account. She must save fellow Innocents from the depths of the Repeater Mall and the tricks of her enemies. She must save her brother from gazing too deep into the ruins of Asanti.

Escaping the Grave may have been no escape at all... Demorn must face the Tyrant. No Mercy!

Title: Dark Blood
Series: The Dark Blood, 1
Author(s): Caleb James
Length: 294 pages
PublisherDSP Publications (June 28, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romantic Elements / Best Friend trope / Urban Fantasy / Suspense /


Blurb: Book One in the Dark Blood Saga

Handsome, brilliant, and surrounded by good friends, twenty-three-year-old medical student Miles Fox has a secret—and it’s not that he’s gay. Though he harbors a crush on his straight best friend, Luke. Miles, like his grandmother, Anna, possesses the healing gift, an ability she’s made him swear never to use or divulge, lest horrible things befall those he loves. It happened to her when Nazis butchered her family.

But it all goes to hell when Miles heals a terminally ill man on a New Orleans cancer ward and wakes locked in the psych unit. Worse, news of the healing miracle spreads. For millennia, its carriers have been hunted by those who would steal it. Dr. Gerald Stangl and his teenage son, Calvin, know what Miles possesses. They, like their predecessors, will stop at nothing to take it, including kidnapping, torture, and murder. As the Stangls' noose tightens, Miles and Luke are trapped in a death match with stakes higher than they could ever imagine.

Title: Where There's A Will
Series: Panopolis, 3
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 223 pages
Publisher Riptide Publishing (April 30, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Urban Fantasy / Superheroes and Super Villains /


Blurb: Being a Hero in Panopolis means living the high life: parties, money, influence, even reality television. And I’m one of the most powerful Heroes in the city. I have plenty of fans, a manager who looks out for me (after himself), and a job that pays the bills. I should be enjoying myself.

Unfortunately, the downside of my superpower means I can’t touch anyone, which tends to put a damper on things. I probably don’t deserve all those perks anyway, since I’m working in secret with two of Panopolis’s biggest Villains to undermine GenCorp—my main sponsor and the company that controls what gets through my force field.

I obviously don’t trust my corporate overseers, but they’ve hired a new scientist who actually seems interested in helping me. Dr. Mansourian might have the answers to all my questions—not to mention a starring role in most of my dreams—but he’s hiding something big. If I let him have what he wants, I might not live to regret it.

Then again, the way things are going in Panopolis these days, I might not live either way.

* * * * * * *

This title can be read on its own, or enjoyed as part of the Panopolis series.

Title: Call off the Search
SeriesThe Comyenti Series Book 1
Author(s): Natasja Hellenthal
Length: 276 pages
PublisherBeyond Books Press; 4. edition (April 6, 2014)

Genre:  Young Adult / LGBT / Superheroes / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: One woman torn between two worlds... Can she make peace with her enemy, holding the key to her only chance of saving her mind-merging species from total annihilation?

The comyentis are different; beautiful and mysterious, possessing superpowers of which humans can only dream. And for this, they are hated, persecuted. Jealous of their ability to merge their minds with animals to instill their abilities, to empathise with other beings on a deep spiritual level, and to even hear their thoughts, people sought them out and destroyed them.

Halfling Sula - one of the last survivors of her kind - lives in hiding, searching for others of her kind. With not just her own life but her whole species' held precariously within her hands, she feels the weight of her responsibility.

As loneliness and alienation slowly engulf her, an attractive young human, Felix, enters her world and she is torn. Should Sula trust him? Can she afford not to?

Sula's life becomes further complicated when she meets the other last comyenti and is forced to make a decision. Follow her head or her heart?

Title: Oubliette
Series: The Poisoned Past, 1
Author(s): E.M. Prazeman
Length: 392 pages
PublisherWyrd Goat Press (July 2, 2015)

Genre:  Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Intrigue /


Blurb: Lord Jester Lark

President Rohn Evan’s term is in its summer hours, and the war seems far away. Lord Jester Lark’s greatest concern involves finding more time to spend with his lover and their adopted daughter.

Then the ships come. A massive fleet opens fire on Perida Bay, and an ambush lies in wait as Lark races home by starlight.


He’s a long way from jeweled, cultured Saphir, among scarred soldiers and rough-handed fishermen who mutter about him being a jester’s plaything. But he loves Mark, perhaps too much to leave.

Then the ships come. Verai gathers up little Ellen and rushes to meet his beloved in the safety of the court’s protective custody cells.

Mark never arrives.

The Church must uphold the law. The nobility must be honorable, fair, virtuous. The jesters help nobles survive a dangerous and duplicitous world by dealing with problems in ways that their masters can’t – at least, not in good conscience. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, anyway. But the longer Mark wears a jester’s mask, the less he trusts the nobility and the Church. Perhaps rightfully so, because when he’s ambushed, it’s not a jester that wants to take his freedom. It’s a creature of royal blood, bred into something inhuman, and it wants his loyalty, his voice, and his soul. As for the Church: It intends to cage him forever.

Title: Bound Guardian Angel
Series: All the King's Men, 7
Author(s): Donya Lynne
Length: 429 pages
PublisherPhoenix Press (May 2, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: For almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he’s met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn’t at all the type of female he thought his mate would be, but he can’t deny the way his body reacts every time she’s near. She calms him and sparks his desire in a way no one ever has, which terrifies him, because if she has that kind of power over him, what else is she capable of?

Cordray thinks Trace is the most exciting male she’s ever met, but she refuses to drop her guard and let him in. She loved deeply once, only to be spurned when her lover mated another. The heartbreak was so severe, she lost her ability to feel. Trace has reawakened her sense of touch, but she’s scared that if she takes another chance on love only to be rejected again, this time she’ll lose her life.

With both committed to pushing the other away, every conversation escalates into a war of words. But for these two, the fights are all just foreplay. It’s only a matter of time before their desire grows stronger than their resistance, and when it does, God help anyone—or anything—that tries to keep them apart.

WARNING: This book contains strong adult content and explicit sexual material.

Title: Willing Skin
Series: Space Grit, 4
Author(s): Ella Drake
Length: 207 pages

Genre:  Romance / Sci-Fi / Genetic Engineering / Alien Romance / Space Opera / Twelfth Night trope / Gender Swapping / Woman Disguised as a Man / Android / Cyborg /


Blurb: Sylla Viola has never put down roots. When she's forced to abandon her life, she leaves everything behind. Nothing to miss. Nothing to regret. Not even the loss of her body. Using a DNA mod that changes her into a male half-human Scoriah, she's poised to get away from the hunter on her trail. Until she runs into the one man who can see through her disguise. 

Docked at Station Viesel, Echtei Bronson helps a lost male Scoriah. One minute in his company threatens Echtei's control. One glimpse of the woman inside and he can't keep his hands off. One heated touch and he gives in to the need to wreak havoc on anyone who touches Sylla--a woman who could never stay with a man forever tied to family and home.

But even Echtei can't defeat what's chasing Sylla--a ruthless cyborg hunter who has shown that a Scoriah is no match for him. Echtei won’t give Sylla up without a fight. It's face the impossible or die trying, even if survival means war.

Willing Skin is a full-length science fiction romance, standalone novel in the Space Grit series with a happily ever after ending.

Warning: This novel is intended for readers 18 and older. It contains explicit female/male and (female as male)/male scenes, language, violence.

Title: Beastly Manor
Author(s): Alex Hall
Length: 293 pages
PublisherMadison Place Press (January 20, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Fantasy / Shifters / Fairy Tale Retold /


Blurb: Once upon a time in a faraway land a very wealthy merchant lived on a good piece of land just west of the hamlet we now call Littleton. The merchant was blessed with luck and guile, strong bones and sharp eyes, a pretty wife of gentle spirit, and four healthy children whom he called Faith, Hope, Beauty, and Corbin.

An LGBT twist on the classic love story.

TitleAboard in the Stars
Series: Galaxia Pirates, 1
Author(s): A.M. Halford
Length: 127 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (March 26, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Space Pirates / 

Notes: Space Pirates...

Blurb: Tony ran from the arranged marriage his greedy parents set up for him. He meets and joins the Galaxia pirates, making a home amongst the worst of the solar system. Craig, first mate of the Galaxia pirates, returns after a personal vacation to find a new and interesting face amongst the crew. He instantly sets his sights to capturing the feisty navigator. Tony and Craig's awakening relationship is pulled into turmoil when mercenaries corner the Galaxia, demanding they hand over Antonio Santiago - Tony's past has officially caught up with him. Craig works to keep his lover out of the mercenary's hands, but there is a traitor on the ship that wants Tony gone. When Tony is handed over to the mercenaries, at the cost of one crewmember's life, Craig is frantic to find him and discover the traitor. Tony isn't just going to sit back either. He's determined to get out of the situation and back to the Galaxia and Craig's arms.

TitleClockwork Menagerie
Series: Shadows of Asphodel
Author(s): Karen Kincy
Length: 118 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Historical / Steam Punk / 

Notesclockwork dragon

Blurb: 1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore. 

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

TitleThe Pilgrim Heart
SeriesMaewyn’s Prophecy
Author(s): Emily Veinglory
Length: 100 pages
PublisherLoose Id LLC

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Fae / Fantasy / Paranormal /


Blurb:  Series: Maewyn’s Prophecy; 
Next Book: A Heart Aflame

The path of love has many trials…

Peter finds his true love in the form of Veleur, a silver-haired elven magician, but that is only the beginning. He is thrown in the midst of a group of magic-workers, persecuted by a secret religious order and proves completely unable to master his own natural powers. Just when he needs his lover the most, Peter’s left vulnerable and abducted by the League of Maewyn who seek to use his abilities to further their own despicable plans.

He stands alone and untrained against the insane ghost of one of the greatest wizards in history, the legendary St. Patrick. His only hope is that Veleur’s love will lead him to Peter’s side and his rescue.

Series(The Incubus Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 372 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. 

On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.

TitleAmorous Overnight
Author(s): Robin L. Rotham
Length: 330 pages

Genre:  Romance / Poly / Aliens / Sci-Fi / 

NotesBook 3 in the Aliens Overnight series. The other two books were published by Elora's Cave

Blurb: What's better than one hot alien at your service? Two hot aliens in your bed.
After four months of orbiting Earth in a spaceship bursting with sex-starved aliens, nurse Shelley Bonham will do just about anything to get off. The ship, that is. 

Not that the aliens aren't hot enough to put her hormones on red alert. In fact, the more time she spends with the Garathani leader Cecine and his personal guard Hastion, the more she wants them. Knowing what Cecine and Hastion are doing to each other when nobody's looking only makes it harder to keep her hands to herself.
But she's already been betrayed by one alien--her dead douchebag of a husband. Can she trust her future--and her children--to another?

Warning: Contains the usual Robin L. Rotham smorgasbord of m/m/f menage and D/s elements, plus a shipload of alien alphas in outer space.

TitleA Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy
Author(s): Blaine D. Arden
Length: 289 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Poly / Fantasy / Fae / 


Blurb: "Your Path is muddy, Kelnaht, but don't think avoiding the puddles will make it easier to travel." Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht's former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder.

The guide mentioned puddles, but I envisioned lakes, deep treacherous lakes, and I was drowning. 

Then a stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it's hard to keep the tribe's spirits up, more so when Kelnaht's own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester's apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free.

“I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.” 

Later, when several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys' daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

"There is always a way." 

Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide's words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way to clear the fog and puddles from their paths.

TitleMark of the Dragon
Series: Urban Dragon, 1
Author(s): JW Troemner
Length: 80 pages
PublisherJW Troemner; 1 edition (September 3, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 


Blurb: Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice. When Arkay's latest escapade goes sour, Rosario gets stuck with a stolen van and a cooler full of human organs. Now they're on the run, and it's not just the cops who want answers. The owner of the cooler is still out there, and they want to replace what they've lost— by any means necessary.

TitleRight Through Me
Series: The Obsidian Files, 1
Author(s): Shannon McKenna
Length: 382 pages
PublisherShannon McKenna (July 23, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 


Blurb: Stranger, speak softly... 

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he's very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro's lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she'll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah's eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can't outrun Noah's ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives...and their love...

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