Saturday, September 3, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

The week went by quickly. The blog tour for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword is in full swing. Make sure you check out the featured post and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

In my free time, as you know, I was looking for something to read. Here is what I found. :) Enjoy!

Title: The Cobbler's Soleless Son
Author(s): Meredith Katz
Length: 46 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:   Romance / Bisexual / Pansexual / Fantasy / Genderqueer /


Blurb: Everyone expects Renart Walker to follow in his mother's footsteps and become the cobbler for their little demon-ruled town. That'd be the proper thing to do: keep his head down, live his quiet human life, and try not to get too involved with demons. But Renart has never been terribly concerned with proper, and he isn't interested in a quiet life. His interests are a little more ambitious: he's aiming to catch himself a demon prince. 

As a human, he'd never be allowed to even get close to Prince Hrahez. The only solution is to make a bargain with a demon, and everyone knows what they want. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and he's got a plan—but it involves tricking a demon. If it doesn't work, nobody in town would want to be in his shoes.

TitleSaving Ren
Series (Barretti Security Series, Book 3)
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 326 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Poly / Contemporary /


Blurb: Three men brought together by circumstance who found something none of them knew they needed...

Ren Barretti has finally come home after a year of being held captive by the terrorists who slaughtered his entire Special Forces team. But he can't escape the nightmares that torment him or the guilt that he was the only one to walk away. The life his older brothers have brought him home to doesn't exist for him anymore and to keep them and their loved ones safe from the rage and pain that consume him, Ren needs to disappear.

Police Detective Declan Hale has felt an undeniable pull towards the very straight Ren Barretti since the day Ren's brother married Declan's younger sister almost a dozen years earlier. But even though the Ren who has come home isn't the one who left, all of Declan's feelings come rushing back to the surface and he steps in to help the only man he's ever truly wanted. And even though there's no future for them, keeping Ren safe is all that matters and Declan will risk anything to make that happen.

Tough as nails former soldier and mercenary Jagger Varos has returned to Seattle after years of running from his past and he's hoping that joining Barretti Security Group will help him finally call the city he left behind home. But within weeks, his new beginning is tested after multiple run-ins with the gruff, infuriating Detective Hale. When he inadvertently discovers that Declan is hiding Ren from the very brothers offering Jagger a new start, Jagger finds himself torn between his newfound loyalty to Vin and Dom Barretti and the need to protect the young man he himself helped rescue from his captors.

For Declan and Jagger, it's hate at first sight but they soon realize that they will need each other if they have any hope of saving Ren from himself. And neither of them expects their mutual distrust in one another to grow into something else entirely or that Ren himself will find in both of them what he needs to rebuild his life and come to terms with who he really is.

Can the fierce attraction between three men become something more or will the demands of the real world tear them apart?

Note: This book contains explicit M/M/M content and is intended for mature audiences

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to abuse that may be disturbing for some readers.

Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers.

Title: In Pain
Series: In Distress, 2
Author(s): Caethes Faron
Length: 274 pages

Genre:   Romantic Elements / Gay / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering /


Blurb: In a future ruled by an exploitative caste system, Malcolm, a member of the highest caste, and his lover Will, a member of the lowest caste, work with their family to change the world in which they live. Will's found the solution to their problems: a way to infiltrate the Department of Genetic Integrity and hopefully find the truth they've been searching for. But just when victory is in their grasp, tragedy snatches it away.

Devastated, Malcolm seeks revenge for the horrors inflicted upon his family, but each of his victims draws him further form the goal he's spent his whole life working toward. Will is left to shoulder the burden of leading the movement for change, but he can only do so much. To pull their family through the darkness and toward a brighter future, Malcolm and Will must rely on the unlikeliest of allies--an ally who may prove even more dangerous than the enemies they face.

In Pain is the second book in the In Distress series and is intended to be read after In Distress.

Title: FlashWired
Author(s): Ann Butler
Length: 98 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Science Fiction /


Blurb: Cal Paxton and Jeeze Madrid are the top scouting team on the Pathfinder-class starship, the Carson, on the very outer edge of Earth's expansion across the galaxy. They're wingmen, best friends and lovers. When Jeeze is shot down over a planet inhabited by a race Earth has never before encountered, what will Cal find when the Carson can finally mount a rescue mission?

Title: Too Many Cases
Author(s): Julia Rancourt
Length: 17k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:   Romance / Trans / Fairy Tales / Urban Fantasy /

Notes releases October 11th, pre-order available thru publisher

Blurb: Jo is a man of multiple worlds. He was born in the mundane world, but while working as a private detective, he inadvertently chased his quarry into Otheropolis, a parallel world filled with magic. Deciding to stay, Jo is joined by Simone Of Hecate, his partner in more ways than one, and resumes his private detective work in his strange new home.

But when his private life in the mundane world comes under assault, on top of three new cases, and multiple attempts on his life, Jo starts to wonder if maybe mundane was better than magical after all.

Title: Captured
Series: Norse Sage, 2
Author(s): Jerry Cole
Length: 218 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical-ish / Poly /


Blurb: Once a miserable sheepherder living on the coast of eighth century Northumbria, Aiden thought he’d found happiness at last when, after Viking raiders took him prisoner, he became the lover of the handsome Norse warrior Einarr and earned his freedom. But Einarr and Aiden’s still new love may be in danger already when, during a raid, Aiden is captured by an old enemy of Einarr’s— the dangerous and rugged outlaw Grímr. Aiden fights to escape and return to the man he loves, but as Grímr races to escape Einarr’s pursuit, Aiden finds his feelings for the desperate outlaw growing. Soon, an even greater threat will endanger all of them, and Aiden will have to decide where his heart lies— with the man who loves him, or the man who needs him. 

"Captured" is a standalone sequel to "Raider". It can be enjoyed as a standalone story (you do not have to read "Raider" first, though reading "Raider" would likely enhance your enjoyment).

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 50,000+ words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger". Contains M/M & M/M/M scenes. History purists be warned, some creative historical license has been taken with this work of fiction.

Title: Alpha's Virgin Pup
Series: Puppybille Pack, 2
Author(s): Fel Fern
Length: 61 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifters / Alpha & Omega / 


Blurb: I’m Bobby Roy. Pitiful Omega. Loyal member of the Puppyville Pack. I’ve pined, longed, and waited for my gorgeous pack alpha for years. But every wolf knows Brick Rogers can’t be tamed. Brick is the kind of wolf who sees and takes without asking. 

What’s even worse? Brick doesn’t even know I exist.

There’s only one way to get Brick’s attention, even if that means auctioning off my virgin body for one wild and unforgettable night.

Title: Lament
SeriesScars of the Sundering Book 2
Author(s): Hans Cummings 
Length: 390 pages
PublisherVFF Publishing (August 1, 2016)

Genre:   Epic Fantasy / LGBTAIQ / 

Notes I can't remember I posted something about the first book of this series. Just in case, Malediction (Scars of the Sundering Book 1). The reason I was interested was the MC was a minotaur wizard.

Blurb: "The quality of our legacy is measured in the lives we touch." 

Pancras and the drak twins reach Muncifer. The judgment of Archmage Vilkan Icebreaker was swift: Pancras is sent to the far side of the continent and Delilah remains the Arcane University. His penance takes him toward the far north, and is made only somewhat better by the companionship of The Golden Slayer and the fiendling Qaliah. Along the way, events drive Pancras to rekindle his faith in Aita.

Bound to the Arcane University, Delilah works to escape, while her brother uncovers an ancient Munciferian secret that will change the very nature of magic as they know it and shake the foundation upon which the Arcane University was built.

Lament is Book 2 in the Scars of the Sundering trilogy by award-winning author Hans Cummings.

Title: Calling and Cull
Series: Blessed Epoch, 5
Author(s): August Li
Length: 340 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications

Genre:   Epic Fantasy / Romantic Elements / Poly / 

Notes releases September 27th

Blurb: Whose hand will orchestrate the change in the world?

The decade-long war with Johmatra is over, but peace hangs by a thread in Garith’s kingdom. Yarrow, isolated in his island realm, refuses to abide by the treaty or to follow the dictates of the priestesses. Others—Octavian Rose among them—are uneasy with the growing military power of the temples, and the mage island of Espero remains a tenuous ally. Garith knows his people cannot weather another conflict, and that infighting will leave their lands vulnerable to further invasion. The arrival of a Johmatran ambassador with his own agenda calls everyone’s loyalties into question.

Sides will be chosen, and the consequences of those choices will have repercussions no one can foresee. Even among the turmoil, Yarrow is determined to have his vengeance against the thirteen goddesses and heal the world’s magic. But how far will he go, and what lines is he willing to cross? As unlikely alliances are forged and enemies are revealed, Prince Thane seems to be the key to forgotten knowledge that will shape the future—and some will do whatever it takes to control him.

Title: When Worlds Collide
Series: Beyond the Angel, 3
Author(s): Maggie Walsh
Length: 146 pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre:   Erotic Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Fae / Demon / 


Blurb: King Ryland and Phenex, Commander of the Underworld's elite police, had a happy mating for over two hundred years. They were blessed with a child, a son, and the pair couldn't be happier. Until one day their world was ripped apart by deceit and betrayal. A threat to their son's life caused Ryland to send him away into hiding, in hopes that he would be safe. When Phenex arrived home to find his mate in the arms of another man he was hurt and angry, but when he found that his mate had taken his son from him, he was enraged. Phenex turned his back on his mate and walked away from their mating. Twenty six years later, they have found their son, but the horrors he suffered his whole life cause Ryland great pain and guilt. To ensure that their son Jesse has his full powers, these two strong leaders must find a way back to each other.

Title: Beckoning Blood
Series: Bonds of Blood, 1
Author(s): Daniel De Lorne
Length: 223 pages
Publisher Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (May 1, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay /  Urban Fantasy / Dark Fantasy? / Vampires /


Blurb: A gripping, blood-drenched saga about twin brothers, the men they love, and the enduring truth that true love never dies -- no matter how many times you kill it.

Thierry d'Arjou has but one escape from the daily misery of his work at a medieval abattoir -- Etienne de Balthas. But keeping their love a secret triggers a bloody chain of events that condemns Thierry to a monstrous immortality. Thierry quickly learns that to survive his timeless exile, he must hide his sensitive heart from the man who both eases and ensures his loneliness...his twin brother.

Shaped by the fists of a brutal father, Olivier d'Arjou cares for only two things: his own pleasure and his twin. But their sadistic path through centuries is littered with old rivals and new foes, and Olivier must fight for what is rightfully his -- Thierry, made immortal just for him.

TitleFriendly Fire
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Riptide

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary /

Notes releases October 17

Blurb: Elliot McKenzie is the king of reinvention. Five years after losing his job and his lover and almost going to prison, his self-help program, Charmed Life, is more successful than he’d ever dreamed. He thinks he’s put his sordid past firmly behind him, until he starts receiving cryptic threats . . . and realizes it might not be as over as he’d hoped. 

Security expert Lennox West has been lost since a deadly skirmish in Afghanistan led to his forced retirement from the Army. His PTSD makes helping his ex raise their daughter a challenge. When his ex’s sister asks him to set her boss up with a security system, Lennox isn’t expecting anyone like Elliot McKenzie—a man who captures his attention and makes him feel relaxed for the first time since leaving the service.

But Elliot is dangerously stubborn. Even as the threats against him escalate, he refuses to involve the police, and Lennox fears that stubbornness could kill him. A battle of wills ensues that brings them closer to each other than either man expected. But if the threats turn real, they might not live long enough to get their future together.

Title: Grand Prize
Author(s): Kira Hillins
Length: 224 pages
PublisherEtopia Press (June 3, 2015)

Genre:   Romance / Poly / Suspense / 


Blurb: Two hot men. Twice the danger.

Melanie Cranberry joined the dating service to meet a nice man, fall in love, and spend her nights cuddling in bed. Who knew that one five-dollar ticket for a raffle would win her two men instead of one? Now, per signed contract with Match Making For Happiness's Sake, she's required to go out on a date with each man to discover which will win her heart.

Prize number one, attorney Cage Niching, joined the dating service to find a woman to settle down with, or at least, to settle him down—after he finds out who murdered his friend. All he has to do is get admitted to the secret, invitation-only level of a certain sex club, and all he must do to get the invite is bring his Match Making date, Melanie Cranberry, prove they're in love, and have sex with her in front of as many witnesses as possible. Which doesn't look promising as long as her second date keeps hovering around her...

Prize number two, narcotics detective Victor Wine, wasn't looking for a date. Desperate to get the drug that killed his girlfriend off the streets, he's joined the dating service to get close to the woman who lives near the hangout of a major distributor. Only thing is, he actually likes the Cranberry woman, more than he wanted to. And now his investigation has put her right in the drug cartel's sights. Keeping her out of harm's way and playing the perfect date won't be easy. And there's something about her other date that raises his hackles...

Reader note: contains ménage and romantic suspense elements

Title: Right Place Right Time
Author(s): K.M. Mahoney
Length: 97 pages
PublisherPride Publishing (October 4, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical / Time Travel / Science Fiction / 

Notes releases October 4th but avaibable for early download from publisher

Blurb: All the time in the world is still never enough.

In the heart of London in 1349, an apothecary engages in a futile battle against the rising tide of death brought on by the Great Pestilence. For this man, however, the duties of his profession are accompanied by an even greater responsibility—find Henry and ensure he survives the worst of the epidemic sweeping the Western world.

Now if only Dr. Drake Stilson knew which Henry to save. As an employee of The Oracle Group, a military and scientific organization dedicated to correcting the damage done by people playing around with time travel, this is far from the first time Drake has been sent to a distant time and place and expected to do the impossible. This is the first time, though, that he’s felt as if the battle is lost before it even begins. Surrounded by fear and loss, Drake is on the verge of surrendering to the inevitable when disaster strikes.

Despite being partners in work and life, Jens Pakkala rarely gets to spend time with Drake. He would love to take his partner and walk away from The Oracle Group, but how can he ask a dedicated historian to give up the opportunity to live out his studies? Then Drake runs into trouble on his latest assignment and Jens’ world begins to crumble. Now he has to figure out how to get himself to the right place and time to save Drake and bring him safely home.

Title: Strange Times
Author(s): Clancy Nacht
Length: 143 pages
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 1 edition (November 18, 2015)

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


Blurb: In a world decimated by ecological disaster, a despot named GalWon has taken charge of rebuilding and repopulating society. Using aliens to clean the air and as a threat to keep civilians in line, Deprogrammers coerce homosexuals into being straight—or else.

When Alex’s gay pornography is discovered, his brother, Christian, claims it as his own to save Alex’s life. Christian is sent to a concentration camp, only to be broken out by a resistance group bent on thwarting the new world order, including Turk, a former Deprogrammer once branded gay himself but now fighting for freedom.

However, Alex’s troubles aren’t over. With the government’s eyes still on him, he gets caught in a Deprogrammer honey pot scheme, and it’s up to the rebels, and Turk, to rescue him. In the midst of tragedy, Alex falls in love with his rescuer. But in a world where their love is forbidden, following their hearts means risking their lives when the line between good and evil isn’t what it seems.

Title: Unfamiliar Moonlight
Series: Others, 1
Author(s)Jana Downs
Length: 127 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (July 18, 2016)

Genre:   Erotic Romance / Shifters / Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: The world has been at war for ages but, at last, there is peace. The five dominant species, the dragons, the wolves, the Sidhe, the spirits, and the humans have arranged fiercely territorial boundaries in all of the cities of the world.As each species struggles to find its place in the melting pot of the new world, only the gods know what sorts of conflicts will arise... Alpha Razor has made history by drafting the first peace pact between neighboring werewolf clans in Los Angelos. Kristos, Razor's beta, will let nothing stand between Razor and his dreams of bringing their pack out of poverty. A celebratory beach trip and a witch's brew, lead to some revelations, including the fact that Kristos is Razor's mate. As their joining becomes public knowledge, only time will tell if the other Alphas break the pact or if their taste of Unfamiliar Moonlight is just the sort of potion needed in this brave new world. 

Title: The Werewolf and His Boy
Author(s): Warren Rochelle
Length: 225 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 27, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Their leap of faith could unleash magic—or plunge them into darkness.

Henry Thorn has worked at Larkin’s since graduating high school. He likes it—especially when he can use his secret skill of hiding inside shadows so his boss can’t find him. Without that talent, he would never have survived growing up different.

When a new hire enters the store, Henry’s other latent talent kicks in. He can smell an emotional response even before he lays eyes on the redhead.

Jamey Currey came out, and his conservative parents promptly kicked him out. He, too, is different—he senses Henry’s attraction the moment they meet. The first time they kiss, torrential rains fall from skies split by lightning.

Their kiss also awakens the Watchers, diabolical hunters who will stop at nothing—even extermination—to keep magic suppressed. With the help of a coven of friendly witches, the boys embark on a quest to discover an ancient key to restoring magic to the world, and to understand the mysteries of their own hearts.

Warning: Contains a werewolf and a godling, prescient dreams, bloodthirsty monsters, annoying pets, (mostly) friendly witches, dark secrets, sex in hardwares, and meddling gods.

Title: Shadow and Steel
Series: Urban Dragon Book, 2
Author(s): JW Troemner
Length: 68 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Just when Arkay and Rosario are finally moving forward with their lives, an old friend begs them to come back to where they started. Homeless people are disappearing into the ruins of an abandoned factory, lured by something supernatural. It's up to Rosario to tame it— or Arkay to kill it— before it takes another victim. But evil lurks in every shadow, and they soon discover that they're not the only ones hunting the beast.

Title: Relief Valve
SeriesThe Plumber's Mate Book 2
Author(s): JL Merrow
Length: 306 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (March 25, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / 


Blurb: If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty.

The Plumber’s Mate, Book 2

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval, which hasn’t helped Tom’s uneasy relationship with his prickly older sister, Cherry.

But when Cherry is poisoned at her own engagement party, the horror of her near death has Tom’s head spinning with possible culprits. Is it her fiancé Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and an alarming taste for taxidermy? Someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister?

Phil is just as desperate to solve the case before someone ends up dead—and he fears it could be Tom. At least one of their suspects has a dark secret to hide, which makes Tom’s sixth sense for finding things like a target painted on his back...

Warning: Contains a strong, silent, macho PI; a cheeky, chirpy, cat-owning plumber; and a gag gift from beyond the grave that’ll put the cat firmly among the pigeons.

Title: No Time To Lie
SeriesReclamation, 2
Author(s): BA Tortuga
Length: 50 pages
PublisherChangeling Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifters / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Marshall and Ben believe their mate, Jakob, has been killed. When Jakob escapes from a cult, there is nothing that will stop them from reclaiming him.

Title: Forsaken
SeriesThe Protectors, 4
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 267 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary /  


Blurb: I didn't know how to tell him how afraid I'd been that I'd never have this moment with him. This moment where it was just the two of us. This moment where he made me feel whole without even trying. --Eli

Abandoned. Abused. Betrayed.
Ex-cop Maverick "Mav" James needs only three things. His Harley, an open road and his work in an underground organization that delivers justice when the law can't.

Family? They left him long before he left them.

Friends? A liability.

A place to call home? Doesn't exist.

Mav's motto is simple: Get done and get out. Work, sex, doesn't matter. No emotional connections. Simple.

Until he meets him.

Alone. Hiding. Broken.
At fifteen years old, Eli Galvez had nothing. No family, no friends and only his body as a means to make enough money to survive. But a chance meeting changed all that and eight years later, he's well on his way to having the life he could once only dream of. He's been accepted into medical school and he's finally returned home to Seattle to be closer to the men and women who don't share his blood, but are the only family he's ever really known.

Only things aren't what they seem and the secrets Eli has been hiding are about to come to the surface with dangerous consequences.

One final chance at a real future.
Guys like Eli just aren't Mav's type, period. Yet he can't deny his intense attraction to the younger man who only looks at him with fear in his eyes. Until the day there's something else in those eyes too. Something that draws Mav in and refuses to let go. Something that makes him want to forget his rules. But Mav's learned the hard way what happens when you get too close to something. And while he vows to protect Eli after a violent attack leaves the younger man shaken, protection is all he'll offer.

Because anything else would just cost too much.

Trigger Warning: This book does contain a possible trigger for some readers. Specifics can be found by utilizing the "Look Inside" feature or downloading a sample and scrolling to the page right before the table of contents. Please note that reading the trigger that is included may cause spoilers.

**Full length novel (86k words)

***This is Book 4 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.***

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