Writing wise, I'm not doing too bad. This last part, before the end of Part One, of Bespoken is creeping along. I need to go back to Alpha Trine and Striker and check the timeline to make sure I'm not getting something wrong. I really should make better notes!
Title: Wren and Terry: The Beginning
Series: Beta Series, 1
Author(s): Teckla Satterlee
Length: 129 pages
Publisher: Encompass Ink (September 4, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Bisexual / Transgender / Shifters / Paranormal /
Blurb: Before they met Yurlin, Wren and Terry struggled in their old lives.
Abused by his stepfather, Terry flees his mother’s house to make a life for himself. Working at an inn, he meets a handsome man named Kenneth, who makes Terry face what he knew to be true about himself all along. But the man who he falls in love with is not what he seems. Darkness hides within, and Terry is ensnared by it.
After Alpha Melier’s death, Wren is next in line to take control of his pack. But after being betrayed by the male he called his best friend, he is forced to leave pack life and live on his own. But after encountering a Human beating a slave in his territory, everything changes for Wren and the solitary life he led.
Wren works with Prince Yurlin to rescue slaves, and little does he know that the next one he will meet is the one to change his life, and his heart, forever. Terry believes his life will be full of degradation and pain, but one day a Shifter male with captivating amber eyes rescues him. Trust is hard to earn for someone who comes out of slavery and abuse, but Wren is determined to show Terry there is light yet in the world.
Title: Buried Truths
Series: Tales From Edovia, 2
Author(s): Nicky James
Length: 232 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /
Blurb: ***WARNING***This book contains scenes of self-harm that may act as triggers for some people.
Sometimes, you have to let go of your past in order to find your future.
Doctor Chase Schuyler’s entire life has been dictated by overbearing parents. His only effort to break free of those restraints failed years ago, leaving a trail of ruin and hurt in his wake. Now he toes the line to keep everyone happy. Everyone that is, but himself.
Despite the realm’s new declaration of freedom to love whomever you choose, Chase crawls deeper into a hole of denial in order to avoid shaming his family. When a young, ever persistent soldier with the King’s army becomes hell bent on getting Chase’s attention, Chase enters into a battle of heart versus head as he tries to deny his ever growing attraction to the man.
Aaron Pryor is a free spirit. Vibrant, funny, a little wild by nature with the heart of a lover and the soul of a child. Nothing is going to stand in his way of winning over the gorgeous city’s doctor. Nothing. His methods may be obscure, but his intentions are good. However, winning the doctor’s heart proves trickier than he anticipates. Just as their love begins to blossom and everything seems to be sailing along, they come to an abrupt, crashing halt.
Chase closes the door on everything. He knew this would happen. History dictates he will only ever hurt the people he loves. Aaron is no different.
Can Aaron find out the truth behind Chase’s rejection and convince the man to pursue his own happiness and stop living by everyone else’s standards?
Or is Aaron’s carefree nature just a mask he uses to cover his own deeper problems?
And what happens when the mask slips?
With Edovia’s war efforts coming to a head and decisions around the future of the lands being made. Chase is faced with a potentially life altering decision that may make all other issues irrelevant.
Both men need to battle the demons of their past to find answers, but sometimes the past is not so easily quelled. Sometimes, only the truth will set you free.
This is the second book in a trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, however, there are some aspects and characters that have carried over from the first book.
Title: Starless Nights
Series: (Dark Horizons Book 2)
Author(s): Rae O. Macon, Michelle Magly
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Desert Palm Press; 1 edition (September 29, 2015)
Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Sci-Fi /
Blurb: In this sequel to Dark Horizons, Taylor and Maia did not know where they would go when they fled Earth. They simply trusted Akton to take them somewhere safe. Leaving behind a wake of chaos and disorder, Coalition soldier Rachel is left to deal with the backlash of Taylor’s actions, and soon finds herself chasing after the runaways. Rachel quickly learns the final frontier is not a forgiving place for humans, but her chances for survival are better out there than back on Earth. Meanwhile, Taylor and Maia find themselves living off the generosity of rebel leader Sorra, an ikthian living a double life for the sake of the rebellion. With Maia’s research in hand, Sorra believes they can deliver a fatal blow against the Dominion.
Title: Strong Side
Series: Eastshore Tigers, 1
Author(s): Alison Hendricks
Length: 264 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Sports
Blurb: Their chemistry on the field is undeniable. But can they ever be more than friends?
Jason Hawkins is about to throw the biggest Hail Mary pass of his career. If he can't turn NFL recruiters' heads this year, he'll lose his shot at the one thing he's ever been good at. But every quarterback needs a man he can count on down-field. For Jason, that man just might be the Tigers' new receiver, Derek Griffin.
Four years ago, Derek nearly lost everything after being outed by his teammates. Now he finally has a chance to get it all back as a walk-on for Eastshore College... if he can resist his immediate attraction to the gorgeous and very straight star quarterback.
An instant connection during practice leads to an easy friendship that only grows stronger off the field. Derek is convinced friendship is all it'll ever be, but a very confusing moment of impulse leaves both of them fumbling for answers about their relationship.
As curiosity gives way to passion and passion gives way to something deeper, Jason and Derek will have to tackle their own personal demons to bring home the win and earn their happy ending.
Strong Side is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
Title: Iron Breakers
Series: Stag's Run
Author(s): Zaya Feli
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /
Book one of the Iron Breakers Trilogy.
Ren Frayne is the bastard son of the Queen of Frayne, a title he’s more than comfortable with when it brings him limited responsibilities and all the luxuries of life he could ever want. But when the king and Ren’s half-brother, Crown Prince Hellic are brutally murdered, Ren is accused. Now, he is forced to flee the city together with the mysterious prisoner Anik who may know how to survive in the wild, but who seems to have an agenda of his own, one that may spell danger for Ren.
Ren’s accuser now sits on his family’s throne, and things are about to get much, much worse. It may be time to seek help in unexpected places.
Title: Their Precious Own
Author(s): Lia Black
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /
Blurb: Another body in a string of ritualistic murders, a serial killer who’s getting cocky; Detective Derek Childress thinks this day just can’t get any worse. And then he meets his new partner.
Investigator Kayle Perrine is a Variant: one of several races of once-thought mythical creatures who now live among and lord-over humankind. Led by a group of vampires called the Clan Gentry, the Variants protect their own, just as they did when Derek’s previous partner was killed by one, nearly a year ago. Now that Perrine’s on the case, Derek expects a cover-up.
Kayle Perrine has worked his whole life to prove himself, but being paired up with a boorish mundane like Derek Childress is feeling more like punishment than reward. Derek is so blinded by his prejudice against Variants, that he refuses to see the evidence Kayle finds blatantly obvious. The sooner Kayle can close this case, the sooner he can go back home and forget about the infuriating human detective.
A brutal attack forges a fragile truce between the two men, driving them together. Derek and Kayle must learn to trust and depend on each other while tempers flare and passions of every kind run hot between them. Yet as they begin to grow closer, one fact continues to keep them apart: they are from different worlds.
With time running out to solve this case, Derek and Kayle understand that love may not be enough to overcome prejudice, politics, and murder.
Title: The Sons of Thestian
Series: The Harmatia Cycle, 1
Author(s): ME Vaughan
Genre: Fantasy / Gay / Romantic Elements /
Blurb: The Prince Jionathan is plagued by visions of death. With the King on his death-bed, and the tyrannical Queen in power, the Kingdom of Harmatia lies in peril. Fleeing the city in fear of his life, Jionathan is shadowed by Rufus Merle, a young, secretive Magi tasked with bringing him home.
Now, with the help of a fearsome Sidhe warrior named Fae, they must traverse a dangerous faerie-wood together.
Against bandits, faeries and cursed priestesses, these unlikely friends travel a path fraught with danger, not least from the blood-thirsty Night Patrol and the dark conspiracy that shrouds them.
Book One in the Epic Fantasy series The Harmatia Cycle
Title: The Orb of Winter
Series: (Kian Lightfoot, Black Dragon Assassin Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Offutt
Length: 662 pages
Genre: Romantic Elements? / Gay / Sword & Sorcery / Fantasy /
Blurb: White Wolf Beryl Loftcrag, high priest of Thomas, god of war, has been kidnapped by the Zandan army. To free him, Ser Ephram Skye, an elite Valion knight, embarks on a mission with a team of mercenaries; their goal: to extract Beryl Loftcrag from the dungeons beneath the Librarium Apocalypto before he spills the secrets to the Orb of Winter. There’s only one problem: Beryl Loftcrag’s being held at the center of the most wicked city in the country of Zanda.
But Ephram’s team has not lost yet, and traveling with them is Hunter, the Assassin of the Silver Rose, a man both mysterious and powerful and with skills that prove ever more useful with each passing day. Now they have only to conquer the mighty Bone Wall, which stands between Ephram and his prize. But in the holy city of Zanda, the Dreaded Irtemara (bride of Zandine, god of chaos and illusion) has other plans. Soon she will give birth to her third child and sacrifice him to bring Typhon, the five-headed spectral dragon of hell’s first plane into this world. Then, they will march on all the kingdoms of Wynwrayth in a bid to conquer the world itself.
Time is ticking….
The Orb of Winter is an adult dark fantasy novel for mature readers only (ages 17+). It features descriptions of gore and gay sex.
Title: Wild Rose, Silent Snow
Author(s): Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 27, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Paranormal /
Notes: Seriously, he looks fabulous. General release date 12/27/2016
Blurb: Newly expanded version!
A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.
Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.
Title: The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor
Author(s): Jess Faraday
Length: 99 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 15, 2015)
Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Gay / Mystery / Suspense / Historical /
Blurb: Billiwack, California, 1884. When translator Rosetta Stein comes across her rival, Bartholomew Vincent, under attack by weird, raven-headed man-beasts behind the infamous Puckered Rosebud Gentleman’s Club, she senses opportunity. She rescues him in exchange for a crack at the commission he stole from under her nose—a strangely inscribed artifact found by Big Sur bigwig George Taylor Granville in the Santa Lucia mountains. Misfortune has stalked Vincent from the moment he took on the project, and he’s only too happy to share it. In the meantime, a lady marshal has come to Billiwack, investigating rumors of strange, unlicensed weapons, and she can’t seem to decide if she’d rather kiss Rosetta or arrest her. And Vincent is suffering romantic complications of his own, in the forms of Rosetta’s charming layabout brother, and an amorous professor who won’t take God, no! for an answer.
Title: Your Alpha, My Mate
Series: (The Lonestar Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Rachel Ravenheart
Length: 162 pages
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing; 1 edition (November 20, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter /
Blurb: Jamie is a shifter. But he can't shift. That's what he wants his pack to think.
Truth is, Jamie is a white wolf. The biggest, best, strongest kind of wolf. He refuses to shift because his pack, and his parents, treat him as a misfit. An outcast. And when he takes matters into his own hands by fleeing to join the Lonestar Pack, his fate is already determined.
There will be sacrifice.
There will be war.
There will be death.
Above all, there will be love.
And love always wins.
Title: All that Glitters
Series: (Stavin DragonBlessed Book 1)
Author(s): Loren K. Jones
Length: 309 pages
Publisher: Twilight Times Books; 2 edition (July 16, 2016)
Genre: Coming of Age / Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / Adventure /
Notes: This was $6.50 but is currently $1.99
Blurb: This is the story of Stavin Kel'Aniston, a boy trained as a warrior, he serves his people as a caravan guard to obtain gold for their community. Stavin earned dragon-scale armor from the dragon on the mountain for his bravery, but the gift of the dragon comes at a price.
Thieves, brigands, and ne'er-do-wells of every kind are attracted to Stavin. As the summer passes, Stavin fights for his life and the honor of his name.
Book One in the Stavin Kel'Aniston DragonBlessed series. Author's preferred edition.
Title: The Trouble With Ghosts
Series: Here Witchy Witchy, 3
Author(s): A.L. Kessler
Length: 221 pages
Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves /
Notes: I wasn't paying attention to this being the 3rd in the series. The blurb is what caught me. The first two books are No More Black Magic and Deathly Magic.
Blurb: Poltergeists, severed thumbs, and lies…
PIB agents Abigail Collins and Nick Averin are rattled when a handful of severed thumbs are found at an abandoned house, but neither of them expected it to link to a decades old murder with strange ties to the paranormal world. When Abby’s greatest enemy seems to be helping her from afar, it’s clear that there’s more to this case than the duo first believed.
Past cases come back to life…
Levi is avoiding questions and being even more vague than normal when a new vampire comes to town claiming to be on the case involving blood starved vampires. It’s a fight against time and lies for the two agents.
Title: Cage Match
Author(s): Bonnie Dee
Length: 6 hrs 10 min
Genre: Romance / Gay / Alternate History / Modern Day Gladiator / Master/slave / Suspense /
Notes: I'm don't read something like this unless I know the slave gains freedom. I read a couple of reviews that eluded to this so I put it on my wishlist. :)
Blurb: A prince of industry, an imprisoned gladiator, fistfights instead of ballrooms - Cinderella was never this hot.
A master in the arena but a slave when combat is over, Jabez is a cage fighter raised on the streets. When two friends bet on a match, wealthy socialite Andreas wins time with the champion. He feels an instant sizzling connection with the battered warrior and buys out the man's contract, offering Jabez a chance for a better life.
Uneasy in sudden luxury, Jabez resists attraction to his handsome employer. The two men's struggle against desire explodes in passionate fighting, but eventually they surrender to lust, which slowly evolves into something more. When Andreas discovers his family's corporation hides dark, dangerous secrets, he faces a fight for his life. Meanwhile, Jabez learns what it means to care for someone and puts his body and soul on the line to rescue the man he's grown to love.
©2013 Bonnie Dee (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Title: Dark Magic
Author(s): Kayci Morgan
Length: 153 pages
Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Coming of Age / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /
They said he was evil.
They said he was dangerous.
But he was just trying to survive...
Parker's biggest problem in life was getting the boy he liked to notice him. Now, after discovering he's a warlock, the life he once knew is gone. Now he must contend with a mother that lied to him, a brother that hates him, and a father that doesn't know him.
And if that wasn't enough, a group of fanatical witch hunters have set him and his family in their sights. In order to protect those he loves, Parker must embrace his dark powers while not becoming the monster the witch hunters say he is. But the ability to bend the world to his will is an alluring temptation.
Previously published under Kyle Lewis
Title: Common Law box set
Author(s): Kate Sherwood
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Romance / Gay / Violence / Former Marine / Cops / Contemporary / First Love? /
Blurb: Jericho Crewe escaped from Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen and built a new life for himself, first as a Marine, then as an LA police officer. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as confusing as it was before he left.
Especially Wade Granger. Wade’s still a rebel, still a criminal, and still dangerously fascinating. As Jericho digs deeper into the town’s underbelly, he has to decide whether Wade’s the worst the town has to offer, or the only part of Mosely worth saving.
This collection, available exclusively at Riptide Publishing, contains all four novels at almost 20% off. You will receive each title two days prior to its official release day:
Long Shadows: January 2nd, 2017
Embers: February 6, 2017
Darkness: March 6, 2017
Home Fires: April 3, 2017
Title: The Boyfriend Makeover
Series: The Boyfriend Chronicles, 3
Author(s): River James
Length: 394 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary /
Notes: I read and enjoyed the first book in this series but not the second. I wasn't invested in the ex, but Noah on the other hand... yes, please. I hope I don't cry.
Blurb: Noah Tanner loves life and the gay men who live it. Bisexuals rock too. Questioning? Even better. One-offs come and go like dates on a calendar, but his friends and his calling never do. He’s spent years raising money for San Francisco’s homeless in honor of the boyfriend who died. Ensuring the success of his upscale charity event is currently job one. He’s closing in on his goal, but the deliciously scruffy, oh-so-sexy Bachelor Bid contestant, Dr. Kyland Davis, is proving far too distracting.
Former Texan and no-nonsense surgeon Ky Davis prefers his beat-up Stetson boots to Louboutins. He’s sacrificed a lot to help raise his siblings—including keeping his orientation a secret. After a difficult year for his sister, he’ll do anything to see her smile again, even agree to participate in the fundraiser she’s been hired to organize. Unfortunately, the accompanying makeover by the irreverent and gorgeous Noah Tanner might be his undoing…
CONTENT WARNING: This book contains Man-on-Man action, adult situations and *ahem* language.
Title: Stone and Shell
Series: A Solstice Tale
Author(s): Lloyd A. Meeker
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Sweet Romance / Gay / Holiday / Contemporary / Matchmaking / Second Chances /
Blurb: Eight-year-old Howie Evinger is convinced that his dad would be happier if he found a new husband. Howie would be happier, too. And somewhere out there in the city of Vancouver, there’s the right man for his dad to love. But how to find him? That’s a problem, especially if you’re just a kid and your dad says he doesn’t want another husband.
With the help of his quirky aunt, Shanna, who calls herself a Buddhist Wiccan, Howie builds his very own solstice altar with cool symbols to support his search. It has a candle, a feather, and a twisty stick, plus an agate for his dad, and a scallop shell for his new husband. Share Howie’s solstice adventure as he learns how real magic requires courage and patience as well as symbols.
Title: Treasure for Treasure
Series: A Beings In Love Story, 7
Author(s): R. Cooper
Length: 357 pages
Publisher: Dreasmspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Historical / Paranormal / Dragons /
Blurb: In the nineteenth century, the dragon Dìzhèn put the small coastal town of Everlasting under her protection. Her family was supposed to carry on the tradition, but all of Dìzhèn the Great’s heirs eventually left rather than live in the shadow of such a powerful dragon.
Only the youngest dragon of the current generation remains: Zarrin, the softhearted disgrace of his family. He might be weak, small, and afraid, but he is determined to show the humans they have not been forgotten… one human in particular. The problem is, Zarrin can barely get that human to talk to him.
It should be a dream come true to have a dragon trying to get his attention. But Joe refuses to bow to Zarrin like everyone else. Yes, Zarrin is sexy, oddly gentle for a dragon, and stares at Joe with a gaze so hot it makes him shiver. But hurt, mistrustful Joe can’t believe Zarrin’s promises that he’s here to stay. Joe doesn’t realize he is the treasure Zarrin has been looking for his whole life, a treasure he once let slip through his fingers out of fear. Now, to win Joe’s trust, Zarrin has to be brave and become as strong as Dìzhèn herself.
Title: Omega Arrival
Author(s): Rebecca James
Length: 179 pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Alpha-Omega / Knotting / Mpreg? /
Blurb: Emotions run high when five omegas are traded to the Angel Hills Pack, which has suffered a decline in population after an illness killed a fourth of its wolves.
After a previous mating Justin would rather forget, he’s happy to leave his old compound and start afresh. A part of him hopes the gorgeous second-in-command alpha, Milo, will choose him for a mate. As memories of his life with Stone haunt his dreams, Justin struggles to make the right decision for himself as well as his four pups.
Gabriel doesn’t want to mate at all, but as one of the traded omegas, he knows he doesn’t have a choice. He just hopes he’ll end up with a beta and not an alpha. How does he feel when he’s mated to both? Grey is the pack alpha of Angel Hills and he and his baron beta, Ian, want to start a family to continue the dynasty. Is that all they want Gabriel for, a breeding machine?
When an intruder is detected in the compound, everyone is on high alert, especially as the new arrival proves remarkably adept at remaining hidden. Will the newly-created mating bonds be strong enough, or will rancor and bitterness win out?
Title: Path of Shadows
Author(s): Kain Jensen
Length: 148 pages
Publisher: Kain Jensen; 1 edition (November 21, 2016)
Genre: Non-Romantic / LGBTIAQ Character / Dark Fantasy / Action-Adventure / Suspense /
Blurb: In a world where magic and light serve as the final frontier before an ancient darkness, it's up to the hunters to keep the balance between life and death.
Les Raus is the descendant of generations who have fought with iron and light against the terrifying nightmare which are the shadow beings. He travels the cursed path of the hunters, its power taking roots deep into the chaos, but serving to awaken the true strength within those who come back from it.
Locked in a fierce fight against the shadows, Les encounters a mysterious warrior much more powerful than anything he had ever fought before and it takes all of his newly acquired abilities to make it out alive.
But once his brother Gabriel is lost into the shadow grounds, Les must find a way to save him in a desperate race against time itself and the very entity of chaos. Amidst the beginning of a great battle, Les has to unite with an unlikely ally, a man called Valerian who appears to hold both light and darkness into himself.
Together they reveal the secrets buried deep within the frozen depths of a forgotten ocean, and realize there's more than one way to light up the darkness, and set a soul free.
* * *
"Siren's thistle. Its light exists even in the shadow grounds, if you know where to look for it. My father once told me it has the power to guide a lost soul back home." Rain's fingers traced the fine petals of the flower, which opened to reveal a row of stamens shining like sparks."
Title: The Pirate Prince
Series: Knights of Sehaann, 1
Author(s): Leah Ross
Length: 334 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Poly? / Pirate Prince / Pleasure Slave / Knight / Intrigue / Action / Suspense /
Notes: I have high hopes the pleasure slave kicks political butt. :)
Blurb: Second born. The heir’s spare. It’s been Oron’s position for his entire life. Suddenly, he’s ripped from his adventurous pirate life, summoned back to Sehaann. The princess is dead and Oron is next in line for the throne. Reluctant, resentful, the prince feels obligated in his duty. The new role doesn’t fit him at all, though, and he finds much more than he expects within the palace walls.
As captain of the Royal Guard, Deven is entirely too good at his job. Recognized as the country’s best fighter, he’s sworn to protect his people and his prince with every skill in his arsenal. His vow of service is paramount, even more important than heartfelt promises left behind in childhood. To be a Knight of Sehaann is to fight for prince and country. There’s no room between the constant stream of political threats for distracting emotion.
Kavian is the palace’s finest pleasure slave. Distraction personified. Property of the crown, his job is only to ease the stress of the privileged aristocrats who have need of him. He sees the things that the nobles hide from each other and hears their secrets. He would be a formidable enemy if those who used him bothered to give him a second thought. No one realizes that he’s an even more dangerous ally.
Three lives are hopelessly tangled together in a web of jealousy, duty, and ambition that none will escape unscathed. With opposition in every corner and every watchful eye looking for a weakness to exploit, one wrong move means treason, war, even death. All of them must decide where their loyalties lie and which sacrifices are just too much to bear. Oron knows one thing for certain, though. If he’s going down, he’s going down fighting.
This work is intended for a mature audience and contains mature content. For a more comprehensive list of content tags, please see this book’s information page at the author’s website.
Series: (Nightwind Pack Book 1)
Author(s): Laurann Dohner, Kele Moon
Length: 262 pages
Publisher: Unbound (November 15, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifter / Alpha Male /
Blurb: Kidnapped then released deep in the woods, Brandi is on a harrowing run for her life, hunted by beasts straight out of a horror movie. But there’s an even bigger, more vicious creature in the woods—the deadly werewolf who saves her life. Jason is much more than a man, dangerous and intimidating, and Brandi still finds herself wanting every unbelievably sexy inch of him.
When he investigates the desperate screams near his secluded cabin, Jason’s shocked to find his own kind hunting a human—but he ends up even more stunned when he accidentally triggers a mating heat in the beautifully lush woman he saved. Overwhelmed with lust, Jason takes her, bites her, binds her to him forever…
Now he just has to break the news to Brandi.
Title: Soul Bonds
Series: Common Powers, 1
Author(s): Lynn Lorenz
Length: 196 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 20, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Psychic /
Blurb: Book one in the Common Powers series - newly expanded version!
It’s not how big the power, it’s how you use it.
Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters.
Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free.
When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave.
Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?
Title: The Judas Contact
Series: Boomers, 1
Author(s): Heather Long
Length: 186 pages
Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (August 1, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Action-Adventure / Sci-Fi / Superheros / Time Travel /
Blurb: Hope may prove their most dangerous threat.
Boomers, Book 1
Doctor Ilsa Blaine
Abilities: Designs programmable bioware, enhanced understanding of brain chemistry
Mission: Research, analyze and troubleshoot the team’s active microchips
On the cutting edge of neuroscience, Ilsa is developing microchips that can be inserted into the brain and deliver information. The applications are endless, but her current goal is just to get dogs to return to their owners should they ‘become lost.’ When her college roommate turns up asking for lunch, she’s hardly prepared for the chaos that ensues or the revelation her chip changed the world, and the lives of five heroes from the future. And now they need her help…
Codename: The Viper
Abilities: toxins, poisons and assassination, he can kill with a touch
Mission: Protect Ilsa Blaine
One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Garrett volunteers to be the doctor’s guinea pig as she studies their neuro-chips. It’s not his first time being a lab rat. In close quarters, the unthinkable happens—an attraction that could kill Ilsa. Drawn together by science, and on the fast track to destiny, Ilsa and Garrett must save his team from their chips before they can end them, and maybe Ilsa can prove to Garrett he isn’t toxic to everything he touches…least of all her.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. An alliance with the modern day Halo has given their leader a taste of hope. For these five lonely soldiers, the single emotion may prove their most dangerous threat.
Title: Stonetree Trilogy
Series: Black Mountain Bears
Author(s): Ophelia Bell
Length: 295 pages
Genre: Romance / Poly / MFM / Shifters / Paranormal /
Blurb: All three titles in the first "Black Mountain Bears" trilogy are now available in one volume, PLUS a bonus epilogue.
Gaia save the Queen…
Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation.
All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter races. Stories she might not have believed, if not for her own research into the matter—research that hardly prepares her for the trials of magic she and her cousins will endure as they set off that Midwinter’s night to discover their roots.
Nor does it prepare the three for what they find on the other side of the mystical portal their fathers disappeared into: the ursa, a fertility-focused race of bear shifters, with customs that defy their human sensibilities. Except the trio swiftly learn they aren’t really human either, and once inside the ursa Sanctuary, they are just as bound by ursa laws as the earth is bound by the seasons.
Emma and her cousins must make a choice: accept their legacies as ursa royalty, accept the love they find inside the sanctuary, or reject their passions and retreat to their safe, mundane lives, never to return to the realm they were meant to inherit.
Publisher's Note: The "Black Mountain Bears" series is a parallel story to the "Sleeping Dragons" series by Ophelia Bell. You can read them independently, but the story will be enriched by reading them both.
Title: Burning Suns
Series: Conflagration, 2
Author(s): Lisa Wylie
Length: 292 pages
Publisher: SunTzuGames; 1 edition (August 19, 2016)
Genre: Lesbian / Science Fiction / Alien Invasion /
Notes: I can't remember if I posted the first book on one of the Reading Radar posts. Just in case, the first book of the series is
Burning Suns: Conflagration (Book One).
Blurb: - - Conflict is coming - -
Thrown into an unwilling partnership by a heist gone bad and a botched assassination, mercenary captain Jennifer Bronwen and changeling intelligence agent Keera Naraymis are on the run from just about everybody. If they can learn to trust one another, maybe they can figure out exactly how their lives got turned upside down. But right now, mired as they are in a game of cat and mouse in the bowels of a criminal’s lair, that seems like a big if.
On the other side of the galaxy, Admiral Kiith Kohath has an even bigger problem—a corrupted cohort of cyborgs intent on pillaging the Assembly systems. Tracking the enemy to the sites of their atrocities, Kohath and his team must piece together the Reavers’ plan and determine their next target, preferably before they have a chance to slaughter yet another defenceless colony.
With alliances and agreements fraying at the seams, and new and old trusts being put to the test, the personal and political stakes rise ever higher as Jen, Keera, and Kohath struggle to prevent the galaxy from slipping into all-out war…
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