Thursday, July 20, 2017

13 Days and Counting... #teaser

In less than 2 weeks Releasing Chaos will be out. *bites nails*


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The long slender body had multiple pairs of legs with webbed feet and his scales—the dragon was definitely male—were a mix of white among shades of light browns. His massive head had a thick ribbed snout and bearded whiskers under his chin. His eyes were closed as if he slumbered peacefully. I would, too, if I were encased in a block of ice. --Ushna

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Monday, July 17, 2017

16 Days and Counting... #teaser

Sixteen days left!


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"You dare?" She asked as if she couldn't believe I'd talk smack to her. She deserved it with all of the you dares.

"Every day of my life." --Stan

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

What's on the Reading Radar? #TBR #WishList

What am I doing? Writing Flash Fiction pieces for the Releasing Chaos blog tour next month. I need to write at least twelve and I have 6 finished but I need to edit them. (*whimpers* I don't wanna. I'm so done with editing. I just want to write.)


Title: Blood Borne
Series: The Republic, 3
Author(s): Archer Kay Leah
Length: 276 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Panromantic / Asexual / Trans / Genderqueer / 

Notes: love this cover

BlurbFor Ress, survival is a complicated nightmare. Caught between two masters on different sides of the law, his life is falling apart one bad decision at a time. All he wants is to be is a good person, a loyal family man, and a successful metalsmith—a dream he can never obtain while he works for the Shar-denn, the violent gang that plagues the republic of Kattal.

To make matters worse, he works as an informant for the High Council. He scrapes through both jobs waiting for his last breath. As the Shar-denn motto says: the only way out is dead.

No stranger to living complicated decisions, Adren is caught between worlds of cir own. As the child of a Shar-denn faction boss, cir life is a conflicted tangle of expectation and duty. When cir family is arrested, Adren manages to escape, but nowhere is safe. Desperate and on the run, Adren is determined to punish Ress for turning in cir family. No one who betrays the gang can live. Ress must pay the price, even if Adren has to go against everything ce is.




Title: Corruption
Series: A Bureau Story
Author(s): Kim Fielding
Length: 46 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Gay /

Notes:

Blurb

Once a proud demon of the night sky who carried nightmares to humans, Tenrael has spent decades in captivity as the star attraction of a traveling carnival. He exists in miserable servitude to men who plunk down ten dollars to fulfill their dark desires.


Charles Grimes is half human, half… something else. For fifteen years he’s worked for the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs, ridding the country of dangerous monsters. When his boss sends him to Kansas to chase a rumor about a captive demon, Charles figures it’s just another assignment. Until he meets Tenrael.




Title: Hot Licks
Series: Off Beat series
Author(s): AM Arthur
Length: 278 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Rock and Roll / Gay / Poly / 

Notes: I read a review that said this could be read as a standalone.

BlurbBenji Moore is living his dream traveling as the lead singer of his band. His life would be perfect if he could get his boyfriend, Josh, to commit to an exclusive relationship.

Even though Josh loves Benji, he has good reasons not to trust in long-term relationships. So Josh decides to take some time to himself and sublets a room at a friend’s beach house. But when he walks into the nearby Off Beat bar, he finds a bartender who may be a good distraction from his relationship problems.

Van Holt doesn’t do anything deeper than sweaty one-night stands. But when Josh sets his sights on him, Van is surprised by their connection. Except Van also doesn’t do complicated, and the situation between Josh and Benji defines complicated. But the more time Van spends with them, the more he’s realizing how hard it would be to let Josh and Benji go.

Can the three of them find a way together, or will they all end up going solo?




Title: Keeper of the Dawn
Series
Author(s): Dianna Gunn
Length: 162 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Non-Romantic / High Fantasy / Lesbian / 

Notes: love this cover, too.

BlurbSometimes failure is just the beginning

All Lai has ever wanted is to become a priestess, like her mother and grandmother before her, in service to their beloved goddess. That’s before the unthinkable happens, and Lai fails the trials she has trained for her entire life. She makes the only choice she believes she can: she runs away.

From her isolated desert homeland, Lai rides north to the colder, stranger kingdom of Alanum—a land where magic, and female warriors, are not commonplace. Here, she hears tales about a mountain city of women guardians and steel forgers, worshiping goddesses who sound very similar to Lai's own. Determined to learn more about these women, these Keepers of the Dawn, Lai travels onward to find their temple. She is determined to make up for her past failure, and will do whatever it takes to join their sacred order.

Falling in love with another initiate was not part of the plan.

Keeper of the Dawn is a tale of new beginnings, second chances, and the endurance of hope.




Title: Draekon Mate
Series(Dragons in Exile Book 1)
Author(s): Lee Savino, Lili Zander
Length: 194 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / MFM / Dragons / Sci-Fi

Notes:

BlurbCrashed spaceship. Prison planet. Snarling, lethal predators. Two big, hulking, bronzed aliens who turn into dragons. The best part? The dragons insist I’m their mate.

The Zorahn wanted women for some kind of super-secret science experiment, and I volunteered. Dumb move, right? But they promised we’d be safe, and they offered a lot of money. Money I needed desperately.

Of course, everything went wrong.

Our spaceship has crashed on a prison planet, one where the Zorahn exile their most dangerous criminals. My friends are injured. I’m all alone on a jungle planet where everything is designed to kill me.

Then I run into the Draekons. When they see me, they change into dragons and burn the predators threatening me to a crisp. They feed me and care for me, and they keep me safe.

But there’s a catch. The Draekons insist that I’m their mate. And the only way they can shift into dragons again to save my friends? Both of them need to mate with me. At the same time.

This isn't the space vacation I thought it would be.



Title: Ice Massacre
Series(Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 1)
Author(s): Tiana Warner
Length: 377 pages
PublisherRogue Cannon Publishing (September 18, 2014)

Genre: Fantasy / Mermaids / Battle Maidens / Young Adult / 

Notes:

BlurbA mermaid's supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.

The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid's allure.

Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that's haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.

For the first time, Eriana Kwai's Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people's freedom on the Pacific Ocean's deadliest battleground.




Title: Rogue Wolf
Series
Author(s): Elliot Cooper
Length: 124 pages
Publisher:

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

Notes:

BlurbExiled from his home planet for loving an enemy, Vince turned to space piracy aboard the Cygnus. Disguised as a human thanks to his species’ shifting abilities, Vince feels secure. But he’s not safe from memories of his murdered lifemate—or from a growing attraction to Trent Rolston, the ship’s captain, he feels honor bound to ignore.

Trent, though, is determined to prove to Vince there’s nothing wrong with becoming more than friends. But Vince is surprised by his species’ mating call, despite being deep in space and far from home.

Just as their relationship begins to evolve, the Cygnus comes under attack from hunters determined to destroy Vince and his chosen family.

(Author’s note: this title was previously published under another pseudonym. This version has been heavily updated and includes 5k additional words plus a brand new ending!)


Title: Permanent Ink
Series
Author(s): Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay

Notes: releases August 7th

BlurbAt twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.




Title: The Sumage Solution
SeriesSan Andreas Shifters #1
Author(s): GL Carriger
Length: 314 pages
PublisherGAIL CARRIGER LLC; 1 edition (July 18, 2017)

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

Notes: what is 'blue language'? Releases July 18th

BlurbCan a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?

NYT bestseller Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly.

Max fails everything - magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages' messes. The job sucks and he's in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there's something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing.

Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he's not out. There's a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date. Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.

Delicate Sensibilities?
This story contains M/M sexitimes and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. The ¬¬¬¬San Andreas Shifter stories contain blue language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not for the faint of heart (mouth/tongue/etc.).

This book stands alone, but there is a prequel short story featuring Bryan's brother, Alec, the Alpha. Want to know why the pack moved? Read Marine Biology.



Title: McShayne's Dragon
Series: McShayney Bloodline, 1
Author(s): Nicole Dennis
Length: 70 pages
Publisher: MLR Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Dragons / Gay

Notes:

BlurbBetrayed, Morric McShayne, a bloodline elemental witch, wakes during a lightning storm, bound to a post—the latest sacrifice to appease a dragon. He swears to survive as the last McShayne and there is no dragon until a powerful claw plucks him away from the precipice.

With every equinox, the dragon's keeper, Xavier, pushes back the loneliness. The keeper holds a secret until magic flares. This sacrifice is different.

They battle desire and duty. When a single kiss changes everything, can the Fae help them answer more secrets and a legend's promise? Do they fight against Fate's choice?

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

20 Days and Counting... #teaser

Twenty days to the release of Releasing Chaos and I have another teaser for you. :)


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I tore off the mask, disconcerted that my cheeks were wet. I scraped my hand across my face, but I couldn't stop the tears. One step, then two, I moved across the lawn toward my childhood home that held all my remembered laughter, and now too many sorrows. --Tristan

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Release Blitz: ALL IN by A.T. Brennan

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Welcome, A.T. Brennan to the blog! They are celebrating the release of All In.


Title: All In
Author: A.T. Brennan
Series: Den Boys #1
Release Date: July 11th 2017
Genre: MM Erotic Contemporary Romance



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“I learned a long time ago that nothing is free, not even help.” ~ Blaze

Almost getting killed in a gay bashing should have been one of the worst moments of my life, but with everything I've been through, it was just another day, except for the gorgeous man who stepped in to save me. There is something about Galen that draws me in and makes me want know him, and the more time I spend with him, the more I feel free to be myself. Galen doesn't seem to know what he wants, but I'm a man who stays true to himself, and Galen seems to be someone worth taking a chance on.

"Then you happened and all you have to do is touch me and I lose myself." ~ Galen

I never thought I'd stumble on an attempted murder, but that's exactly what happened one night while I was trying to get home. After chasing away the assailants and helping the enigmatic young victim home I tried to put the incident out of my mind, but I couldn't get him out of my head. I might not have ever thought about being with a man before, but the more time I spend with Blaze, the more I learn about who I really am. Blaze has scars that run deep, but as he opens up to me I find myself questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if I'm a good enough man to give him what he needs.

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EXCERPT

Blaze

The alarm on my phone was going off and I’d reached up to silence it while half asleep. That move had sent a wave of pain through my body that was so sharp it felt like a cinder block had been dropped on me.

It took me almost thirty seconds to get myself close enough to the phone to silence the alarm, and then a full minute to sit up.

My entire body hurt from my ankles to the tips of my fingers. I felt like death warmed over, but I had to get up.

Last night had been buckets of fucked up, and not just because I’d almost had my head stomped.

Getting jumped sucked, almost getting killed was sobering, but it was meeting Galen that had my head spinning.

Who would have thought my Good Samaritan would be the hottest man I’d ever seen, and he’d been nice.

I had no idea why he’d wanted to help me, why he’d insisted on taking care of me. Other than my makeshift family at the bar no one had ever shown me that kind of concern, and it was a little unnerving.

The weirdest part was how he hadn’t wanted anything in return, and he’d actually given me his card and offered his legal services for free. What the actual fuck? Nothing was free, but he was straight so I was guessing he didn’t want the type of repayment that was normally demanded from me.

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About the Author


AT Brennan Profile


A.T. Brennan, who also writes under the name Mandie Mills, is a romance and erotica author. A native of Ottawa, Canada, she enjoys picking up and moving from city to city every few years. A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, current entrepreneur and freelance writer, she enjoys spending her days working on her many projects and her nights writing and not getting enough sleep. Currently she lives on Canada's East Coast with her family, both two- and four-legged. She enjoys collecting books and exploring the different sides of romance and romantic expression in her works.

Links: Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | Amazon

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Monday, July 10, 2017

23 Days and Counting... #teaser

Here's another teaser for Releasing Chaos, coming August 2nd. 


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I was a right bastard. The polite thing to do would be announce my arrival, turn my back, and give him a modicum of privacy to dress. But I stared, drinking in every inch of him. He was scarred, yes, but vivid marks didn't detract from his beauty. They were proof of his survival, a map of his strength. -Stan

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

27 Days and Counting... #teaser

Twenty-seven days and counting until the release of the final installment in the Sumeria's Sons series. 

I'm excited and nervous and a little bit evil because I've picked out several short quotes from the book. I will be posting them over the next couple of weeks, so... enjoy! *evil cackle*


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Already my senses were swamped by his [Ushna] heat and his heady scent. "Will you let me catch you, Brian? Do you trust me?"

I didn't hesitate. "Yes."


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

What's on the Reading Radar? #TBR #WishList

What have I been up to? Releasing Chaos edits and writing flash fiction pieces for the blog tour in August. I missed a couple of these reading radar posts because of how busy I've been. There is a bit of extra stress over Releasing Chaos because I want it to be flawless and the best book of the whole series. It needs to wrap up all the loose ends as well as go out with a 'bang'. I want people to cry at the places I cried writing. I want them to laugh and rejoice and maybe a few fist-pumps in there a couple of times. Honestly, I'll be happy if people just like if. :)

I made some time this week for a short list for the Reading Radar. Enjoy!

Title: Contentment
Series:
Author(s): Casper Graham
Length: 155 pages
Publisher: JMS Publishing

Genre: Romance / Poly / Gay / Contemporary / Secret Agent Man / Suspense / Mystery / 

Notes:


Blurb: Michael Weston is recently promoted, becoming the youngest head of a branch of secret agents. His lover of two years, Timothy Miller, has finally moved in with him and they both work for the same organization. At the moment, Michael’s satisfied with his wonderful life.

The first case he has to personally deal with is a mysterious murder, but Michael can’t make heads or tails of it. All the clues lead to dead ends. It certainly doesn’t help when he discovers his high school bully and crush Ian Davis is somehow involved.

Things get worse when Ian confesses to harboring years of infatuation for Michael, which pisses Timothy off. Meanwhile, the number of casualties in the murder case keeps increasing.

Will the three men be able to find a mutually satisfying solution? And can Michael solve the murders before someone else is killed?

Series:
Author(s): Elizabeth Silver, Jenny Urban
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

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

Notes: Releases September 11th

Blurb: Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match—the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours—is the best thing that could ever happen. But the last thing Lord Anders Hawthorne is thinking about when he boards a ship to Drion for the king’s funeral is finding his soul mate.

Captain Zachary O’Connell has the perfect life—his ship, the stars, and no emotional entanglements. When heat sparks between him and Lord Hawthorne, Zach gleefully dives into a no-strings arrangement. He doesn't expect it to last beyond arrival at Drion, any more than he expects trouble along the way.

Trouble quickly finds them, however, and it soon becomes clear that Lord Hawthorne is not only not who he says he is, but also that he's the target of a deadly plot. With danger all around them, Zach and Anders must work together to save the Collective. Meanwhile, Zach must come to grips with losing everything he always thought he wanted, to have the one thing he never dreamed he needed.

Title: Ascension
SeriesA Tangled Axon, 1 
Author(s): Jacqueline Koyanagi
Length: 336 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Science Fiction / Lesbian / Romance--Romantic Elements / Suspense / 

Notes: So I put this on my list because I liked the cover and blurb.

Blurb: Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he's a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego . . . and Alana can't keep her eyes off her. But there's little time for romance: Nova's in danger and someone will do anything—even destroying planets—to get their hands on her!


SeriesWayfarers, 2
Author(s): Becky Chambers
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (October 18, 2016)

Genre: Science Fiction / LGBT Characters / Action & Adventure / 

Notes: on audio, too

Blurb: Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who’s determined to help her learn and grow.

Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.


SeriesRoyals, 1
Author(s): Samuel Ser
Length: 328 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves / Gay / 

Notes: This claims to be a serial but the word count is much longer than normal serials... ??

Blurb: When vampires and werewolves wage war in the shadows, only a monster who knows the worst of both worlds can protect the innocent from the crossfire.

Cephas woke up ten years ago without any memory of who he was or the life he once led, but he's always known what he is: a hunter. As a vampire-werewolf hybrid, Cephas shouldn't even exist, but he makes the most of his exile status by preying on the monsters who harm innocents. The hunt gives him a mission, a purpose, but when it leads him into the arms of a beautiful vampire king as cruel as he is seductive, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Captured to be studied for his impossible dual nature, Cephas discovers that torture is just the beginning of what Alesandre has in store. The Vampire Court is full of broken and bloody threads, and pulling any one of them might unravel a past that neither man is prepared to face. As Cephas is drawn into a spiral of vampire politics, an ancient war and his own broken memories, Alesandre will either be his downfall or the key to his hidden origins. Or, like, Cephas himself, a bit of both.

Warnings: This is the first book in a continuing serial. It contains graphic violence and sexual content and is intended for mature audiences only.

Royals: Godslayer (Book 2) will be out in July, 2017, so please stay tuned!


Series(Lifesworn Book 1)
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 173 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (June 5, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Royalty / Poly / Bisexual / MMF / 

Notes:

Blurb: Shanna has spent her whole life waiting—waiting to be old enough, waiting for the day she must pick a consort, waiting for a chance to finally overcome her despicable stepfather… and waiting for someone to finally banish the loneliness that comes with being a queen-in-waiting one step away from being murdered.

On the eve of the two-week event during which she must pick a consort from a bevy of suitors, two strangers arrive claiming to have been invited—though she knows full well they did not receive any such invitation. But the handsome, mischievous Prince Kallaar is too intriguing to resist, and his quiet bodyguard too compelling to ignore…

But she’s learned the hard way never to let anyone get too close, and on the verge of gaining true independence her stepfather will stop at nothing to see she never gets it.


Series: Aberrant Magic 4
Author(s): Lyn Gala
Length: 196 pages
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (June 20, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: The FBI’s Talent team is back on the job with Kavon and Darren trying to navigate being lovers and partners in the office and at home. Without the imminent danger from magical attack hanging over their heads, Darren hopes their life together will turn out to be the happily ever after he expects. However, relationships require negotiation and compromise, and that’s difficult when the cases keep coming.

This time the team is called in when a parole officer dies at the hands of a shaman with a violent past. Local law enforcement doesn’t want federal help, and they certainly don’t want shamans involved when they blame magic for the death of one of their own. Kavon and Darren have never walked away from a case simply because they’re unpopular. Unfortunately, Kavon’s instinct to protect Darren threatens to drive a wedge between them. Darren must struggle to find his own independence without undermining the bond they share. And there’s no room for mistakes because someone wants to see the team fail on this case.


SeriesThe Tales of Carnack
Author(s): Jack Harvey
Length: 49 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Lesbian /

Notes:

Blurb: After years of serving as a ranger across untold worlds and battlefields, Jocasta Lacroix is no stranger to scars, and her wife Katie knows the story of all but one. On their anniversary, Jocasta tells the story of her time as bodyguard and lover of Lady Gail Norringham, where she was drawn into a web of secrets and betrayal that led to her first encounter with notorious mercenary Carnack Cousland.


Series:
Author(s):
Length:
Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing (August 22, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Magic / Cyborgs / Dragons / 

Notes: releases August 2

Blurb: MYTHS & MAGIC sends you on a wild ride across universes where a safe return cannot be guaranteed.

Abolished magic returns to Earth. Telekinetic sorcerers, witches, and fairies discover their powers. Humans become cyborgs. Dragons prowl the depths of Iceland's volcanoes.

All this and more is packed inside one boxed set overflowing with stories from today's hottest USA Today and International Bestselling authors!

From dystopian thrillers to steampunk romance, from gothic fantasies to paranormal adventures, come journey with unlikely heroes, valiant shifters, rogue vampires, and even a sensual brujo. Dabble in scientific espionage, thwart scheming sorcerers, and challenge hordes of vengeful demons. And maybe fall in love...

If you're ready for 21 exclusive full-length novels and novellas, including some BRAND NEW material, in a boxed set where vampires, shifters, ghosts, demons, and even Djinn haunt the pages, then fall into MYTHS & MAGIC, a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and a dash of paranormal romance that will take you to the edge of your imagination.


Series: Epic Fallacy, 1
Author(s): Michael James Ploof
Length: 324 pages
PublisherTraveling Bard Publishing (April 11, 2017)

Genre: Fantasy / Authurian / Satire / Folklore / Non-Romantic /

Notes: on audio, too

Blurb: Murland Kadabra has always dreamed of becoming a great wizard. However, at age 19, the young apprentice has yet to successfully cast a single spell. He has been reduced to grounds keeper of Abra Tower, and has become the laughing stock of the wizarding school. But when the Most High Wizard Kazimir chooses him to be one of the five Champions of the Dragon, Murland’s life changes forever.

He soon finds himself traveling through the wilds with four unlikely companions, including an alcoholic knight, a gay elf prince, a dwarf with humanism, and an obese ogre. Prophecy dictates that these champions must march west to the shadowy peak of Bad Mountain, where they are destined to do battle with the dreaded dragon of legend, Drak’Noir.

But what few people know, is that the prophecy is not altogether true. For it is not five champions who Kazimir chooses, but five fools. They are not meant to defeat the dragon, but to feed her.

To change their fate, the Champions of the Dragon must not only overcome their enemies, but also themselves.

Champions of the Dragon, Book 1 of Epic Fallacy, is a satirical high-adventure romp through the Fantasy genre in the tradition of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. From USA Today Bestselling Author Michael James Ploof.

Title: Middleman
Series:
Author(s): Jayne Rylon
Length: 362 pages
Publisher: Happy Endings Publishing (June 1, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / BDSM? /

Notes:

Blurb: I don’t kneel for any man. Not anymore.

I had the perfect dominant boyfriend. Then Cortez left me to save the world. After two and a half years lost drowning my misery in bad decisions, one man changed everything. Rogan is the perfect submissive, who puts me back in control of both him and my life.
Until Cortez comes home.

Who am I? Cortez’s bottom or Rogan’s top?
Maybe I’m both.
Maybe I was made to be their middleman.


Series:
Author(s): Isabelle Glass
Length: 112 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Humor / Vampires / Werewolves / Royalty / Alternate Historical / 

Notes:

Blurb: To defeat the demon he must become a demon himself.

Below the streets of Paris, the vampire clans of the Scarlet Brotherhood and the Fleur-De-Lis war amongst each other. And the Vampire Tsar's half-breed son Orlofsky has become the Fleur-De-Lis's next target.

But the young champagne-obsessed Prince Orlofsky is moonlighting as a vampire hunter. Between rescuing stolen jewelry boxes, romancing his gardener, and butting heads with a werewolf, Prince Orlofsky is never distracted from his vendetta: one day he will kill his vampire father and avenge his dead mother. If he doesn't do it soon, the vampire's reign of terror will destroy more lives.

A humorous supernatural adventure with cameos by historical and literary characters. Fast moving and 35,000 words.


Series(shifters and partners Book 14)
Author(s): Hollish Shiloh
Length: 140 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / Shifters

Notes: yum, comfort read for me

Blurb: Police are the enemy. But when the choice is between working with them or letting the pack starve, Clay does his duty as the alpha and takes a job he'd never otherwise have chosen. He doesn't expect to find a certain sheriff so absolutely captivating. Harry makes him want things that are dangerous. After all, everybody knows non-shifters don't make good mates...right?

Series: Offbeat Crimes, 4
Author(s): Angel Martinez
Length: 169 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay /

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Blurb: An orphaned kitten may be the only witness to romance and the impossible.

Officer Alex Wolf responds to a lot of ‘paranormal’ calls that aren’t. Exotic pet birds aren’t monsters and unusual dog breeds aren’t aliens. It’s a good thing he likes the Animal Control officers, but he both yearns for and dreads those calls where he runs into ACO Jason Shen. Jason’s scent is so delicious that Wolf has a difficult time humaning around him.

Animal Control calls take a disturbing turn, though, when Wolf and his lizard-man partner, Krisk, discover the impossibly mummified bodies of rats and an unfortunate mother cat. The rescue of the cat’s sole surviving kitten not only gives Wolf more time with Jason, which is both perplexing and wonderful, but also leads to dangerous discoveries. Something inconceivable stalks the city and its officers of the law. Wolf has to figure out what it is before it can attack and drain the life from the people and the kitten he loves.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Blog Tour: Wolfkin Saga #exclusive #excerpt #giveaway

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Welcome SJ Himes to the blog for the tour of her new release, Wolf of the Northern Star. We have an exclusive excerpt and an awesome giveaway so make to scroll down and have a look!

Title: Wolf of the Northern Star
Author: SJ Himes
Series: The Wolfkin Saga, #2
Release Date: June 15th 2017
Genre: Gay Paranormal Shifter Romance





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Ghost, once known as the cub Luca, is finally home. Back among his kind and learning what it means to be both a man and a shaman, Ghost battles the expectations of his people, his family, and the pressures of a society that is both foreign and familiar. His power is greater than any seen before, dwarfing that of even the legendary Shaman Gray Shadow—and his union with Kane places him in the center of a controversy that rattles wolfkin society around the world.


Kane, greater alpha and Heir to Black Pine Clan, has finally defeated the traitor and murderer that destroyed the heart of Black Pine years before. Freed at last from guilt and pain, Kane has a new enemy to face: his own people. Placed on trial for violation of Law and blasphemy, Kane will have to fight to the death to preserve his bond with Ghost and keep his mate and people safe.


The soulbond between Ghost and Kane is forged by the creator and Goddess of the wolfkin. Usually, a sacred and treasured union that honors the pair and their clans, this soulbond is seen not as a gift, but a threat to eons of tradition and Clan Law.


The union of a Shaman and Alpha is anathema—but how to reconcile that belief when it is the wolfkin Goddess who forged it? Can Ghost and Kane save themselves, preserve their bond, and find a new future when the laws of the ancient past threaten to tear them apart?


*This book is part of a series and should not be read as a standalone. Prior books should be read to understand content. 104,000 words*


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Exclusive Excerpt!

“Threesomes are common in casual arrangements. As something more formal like a mating, usually it’s an alpha with two beta females, each serving as alpha mate. Such arrangements are rare, and in some places, are frowned upon, but since Royrick is a clan leader, any blowback he might get will be minimal. Red Wraith is one of the more progressive clans in the Northeast,” Kane explained. “Things might be tense, especially since Gerald is male and Sophia has a well-known history with Royrick, but Royrick and Sophia are both strong enough to mitigate any issues. I think they’ll be happy after a brief adjustment period.”

“But so fast?” Cat asked, head tilting to the side.

“Not fast for us, not really. Our people tend to know whether we’re going to be compatible quickly—and the older we are when we mate, the better the matches. Sophia and Royrick have known each other for a long time, and Gerald fits them both. All three are a few hundred years or older. It’s a good match.”

Cat’s hands twitched, like she wanted to take notes. Glen frowned at Kane, and looked at Ghost. He could almost read his human alpha’s mind. “Kane and I are soulbonded—there will never be a need or room for a third. Their triad is a matter of choice—they have chosen to be together in such a way. Our pairing is Goddess-forged, and entirely different.”

“You didn’t have a choice? I thought wolfkin just moved fast compared to humans.” Glen frowned even harder, narrowing his eyes at Kane. His human alpha was no match for Kane, and seeing Glen get worked up made Ghost feel better about his choices. Glen would always be family. No matter where they were.

“I would have chosen this mating with Kane,” Ghost said, leaning forward, meeting Glen’s concerned gaze and holding it. “I love him. I’ve always loved him. Even when I forgot who I was, the impression Kane had made on me remained from our brief meeting when I was a cub. A soulbond is a blessing, not a trap.”

“Is that how you feel?” Glen demanded of Kane. “Would you have chosen Ghost if given the choice?”

“Yes,” Kane answered, without hesitation and with enough force Glen sat back in his seat, blinking. “I never could let go of the belief that Ghost was alive. He may have been a cub when last we met, but he left a lasting and permanent impression on my heart. Finding him now, a grown wolf, has been the greatest joy and gift I could ever receive, and I will be thankful forever that our Goddess joined us. I love him. She can bind us together, but She cannot create love. We came to love each other on our own.”

“Why would your Goddess join you?” Cat asked, confused. “If you were going to fall in love anyway, why do the soulbond thing?”

“I don’t know.” Kane answered. Ghost looked up at his mate. “She has a plan. She never does anything without purpose. Maybe She knew we would need the protection of the soulbond to see us through. I am grateful for it—I don’t know if I would have the courage to claim Ghost as mine without it. Not if it meant his life would be in danger.”

“You would have,” Ghost murmured. “No one is braver than you. I might have needed to nudge you along if we didn’t have the soulbond, but us loving each other is as inevitable as the sunrise.”



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“Where have you been? With your mate?” Glen asked, and Ghost grumbled.

“Been running around the mountain all night long, thinking. Being a man is hard. How do you do it?”

Glen snorted out a laugh. “Practice.” He nodded at the blanket, and Ghost sighed loudly.

Ghost sat up, wrapping the quilt about his hips. He threw himself back down almost immediately, and Glen found himself unable to resist the plaintive whine that came from his pretty lips. Glen was as straight as they came, but even he could acknowledge the sheer beauty of the human form of his wayward wolf. Ghost was beautiful, inside and out, and yet he had a shade of sadness hovering about his expressive silver eyes. He walked around the couch and paused as Ghost scrambled out of the way long enough for him to sit down. A bare second later he had an armful of lean youth and wiggling limbs.

Ghost curled up in his lap like he used to as a pup, though it was different now, as Ghost was not a wolf anymore. Glen heaved out a groan in complaint, but let Ghost hide under his chin and snuggle. He hugged the boy to his chest, and they both relaxed, adjusting easily enough to the new dynamic.

“What’s wrong?” Glen asked, and Ghost responded in a tiny voice.

“They put Kane in a cell in the woods yesterday. And they want to destroy our mate bond.”

Glen could recall only two times in his entire life he ever got angry enough to kill. Once was back in college when he tore a drunk frat boy off a cussing and furious redhead who then proceeded to wallop her attacker. The other time was when he rescued a malnourished wolf-hybrid from a careless and ignorant suburban family in the outskirts of Toronto, the poor thing starved near to death and skeletal thin. As he did then, he ran his hands over the back of a young wolf’s head, and said, “Everything is going to be okay.”

Glen managed to hold onto his temper, but it was a battle. The youngling needed a shoulder to cry on, a place to relax his guarded emotions, and Glen would be that safe place for him.

“I wanted to come home more than anything,” Ghost whispered, pressing his face into Glen’s chest. “But nothing good has come of it. They think me damaged, weak. Vulnerable.”

“We both know you are not damaged or weak. I don’t think I would have survived fifteen years locked away in the body of a wolf, deprived of any sense of self or family. You’re strong. And what do you mean nothing good has come from returning to your people? You have your man now, Kane. He’s your mate, no matter what those fools may say or think.”

“He’s in a cage, Glen. In the woods, alone, surrounded by alphas who wouldn’t hesitate to hurt him. I can feel him through our bond. He’s frustrated, and misses me. I haven’t seen him since they took him away yesterday We can’t talk because the alphas might be able to overhear us, but I can still feel him. It hurts not being with him.”


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The Wolfkin Saga #1 
Title: Wolves of Black Pine 
Release Date: June 30th 2015 
Genre: Paranormal, Shifters, MM Romance

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An ancient civilization long hidden from humanity is on the brink of chaos and war.

Peaceful for thousands of years, the wolfkin clans are mysteriously losing packmates, kidnapped and killed by unknown foes. Among the dead is Luca, youngest grandson of the two most powerful wolves in the Northern Clans, but he is forced into a half-life, hidden in the far northern wilds of Canada and cut off from his kind. Those who raised him have no idea the creature they harbor in their midst, and name him Ghost. He begins to lose himself over the long years, and though he barely recalls his true name, the one wolf he never forgets is Kane.

Heir to the wolfkin clan Black Pine, Kane is charged with hunting down the traitors who them to the humans. Years fly by, and more wolves are dying. He refuses to give up, and he vows to never again fail another of their kind, as he failed young Luca years before. His heart tells him Luca lives, but his mind tells him that it’s foolish hope, his guilt eating him alive.

Fate and magic change the course of their lives, and the two wolves long separated by the years find their paths intertwining, though the reunion does not come without cost...

150,000+ words, contains graphic sex between men, dubious consent, mentions of abuse. Contains gore and violence. Mature readers only.

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About the Author

I'm a self-employed writer who stresses out about the silliest things, like whether or not I got my dog the best kind of snack and the fact my kindle battery tends to die when I'm at the best part in a book. I write mainly gay romance, erotica, and urban fantasy, with ocasional forays into contemporary and paranormal. I love a book heavy on plot and character evolution, and throw in some magic, and that's perfection. My current series are: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Bred For Love (as Revella Hawthorne), and The Wolfkin Saga. My last two novels in the Beacon Hill Sorcerer won 3rd Place in the Gay Fantasy category for the 2016 Rainbow Awards.

I live in New Orleans, where the personalities are big and loud and so are the bugs! New Orleans is rich in cultural history, and the flavor and music of the City is impossible to hide. Before that, I lived all over the United States: Tampa, Western Massachusetts, Indianapolis, and on and on.... I'm a nomad, and I've yet to find a place that calls to me strongly enough to become home. My faithful travel companions are my dog Micah, the numerous voices in my head who insist they all get put on paper, and the wind at my back.

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