Saturday, April 15, 2017

What is on the Reading Radar? #wishlist #TBR

What am I doing? Well, earlier this week I realized I'd mentally stalled out on Lucky Charm. So instead of trashing 30k, I took some sage advice from my Facebook Group and didn't set it on fire. :) It has been put aside for the time being. 

In the meantime, I've picked up Salvaging Toby's Heart which needs to be edited and expanded before I make plans to put it back out in the market place. (Oi! reading through some of these paragraphs are killing me. My writing had changed/grown in the last couple of years and I can see it.*cringe*) But first, I have to put down notes and structure on this world because when I wrote Toby, it was completely pantsed. I had a couple of pages of "world building" and the only useful page upon completion of the story was the list of characters. So this week has been me reading through the ms and picking out the world details/terms and putting more structure to the world building. Since I'm expanding areas of the book, I'm going to set it up material that will support Max and Wolfe's stories that will come later. 

As for my reading wishlist... there are a huge majority of MM contemporary romances being released. Not that I don't read contemporary, just not as much as I do fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi. My poly folder is pretty full so I might have to post a couple of poly only Reading Radar posts this month to see if I can gain more MM Romance for the wishlist. But for today, here is the mixture of what I have from MM to FF to MF to poly to non-romantic. :)

Title: Second Time Charm
Series(shifters and partners Book 13)
Author(s): Hollis Shiloh
Length: 180 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alternate World / Shifters / Gay / 



I've wanted to work with a wolf partner for as long as I can remember. This is my third — and final — chance of being chosen by one.

You know what they say. Be careful what you wish for.

I had no idea wolves could be as broken as my new partner is. He has an intense phobia of dogs, his attitude reeks, he barely knows how to take care of himself, and doesn't care about much of anything — except having lots of sex.

That's the best thing about our partnership, the sex. But sometimes I wonder if it's worth it. I don't know how to fix this. He's difficult, annoying, handsome as hell...and I don't want to give him up.

My dream come true is starting to feel like a nightmare. But the one he's living turns out to be far worse.

Title: Puss In Prada
Author(s): Marie Jacquelyn
Length: 16k
Publisher: LT3 Press

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

Notes: releases April 19

BlurbStill struggling with his recent breakup, Alexander runs headlong—literally—into a witch who leaves him far less than human. Now a wise-cracking cat with a taste for expensive clothes, he is forced to live with the ex he can't get over and help the man find someone who will finally make him happy.

Title: Sound of Us
SeriesUs #2
Author(s): AM Arthur

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Mild BDSM / Poly / MMM / 

Notes: releases April 21


Jake Bowden didn’t expect to be settling into a strong, loving relationship with another guy at only twenty-three years old—never mind with two. His chemistry with Cris is as strong as ever, while things with Charles are more like a simmer than a heavy boil. Charles says he’s perfectly content to go at Jake’s pace, but Jake isn’t sure slow is what he wants anymore. And when Jake wants something, he isn’t shy about going after it.

Cris Sable is head-over-heels in love with the two men in his life, and he’s vowed to do everything he can to protect the fragile, three-way relationship they’re cultivating—even if it means lying about his past. A dark past that resurfaces in an unexpected way and forces Cris to make the difficult choice between shielding Jake and Charles from it, or trusting them enough to help him face it head-on.

Charles Greenwood had forgotten what it felt like to be loved, until a feisty go-go boy and an ex-porn star fell into his bed, and then stole his heart away. He loves both men equally, but differently, slowly stoking the fire of the chemistry he shares with Jake, while passionately pursuing Cris—both in and out of bed. Their lives are entwining in the very best way…until Cris starts to pull away, distancing himself from the loving support of their triad. And after Cris disappears one night on a drunken bender, Charles vows to do whatever it takes to prove to Cris that he can trust them with anything—mind, body and spirit.

Three separate hearts will finally beat as one.

Note: This is the continuation of an m/m/m romance begun in Here For Us and is best read in order to fully enjoy the character and story development. The book also contains mild BDSM elements, including spanking.

Title: Rock the Viper
Author(s): Sammie J.
Length: 198 pages
PublisherSammie J; 2 edition (January 28, 2014)

Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Rock n Roll / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: there is a cliffhanger warning but the sequel has already been released. RE-EDITED August 2015 by Michele Gwynn

BlurbWith one touch can three people entwine their lives? 

A night out for Peppa turns her world upside down and she finds herself in the middle of a growing attraction between two men. One being the man she has disliked for years and the other being a sexy drummer in an up and coming Rock Band called Viper. 

Noah’s the owner of Devil Records and loves his life, he can have any woman he wants, and then with one touch everything changes.
Juan is different, and so are his band-mates. He wanted fame and fortune but what he didn’t expect was to find two people that would come to mean more to him then he could imagine. 

With Peppa's ex-boyfriend, who can't let go, and a roommate that is out to cause nothing but trouble. Can the growing love between her, Noah and Juan bring them together or will secrets and lies rip everything apart? 

WARNING...Ends with a cliff hanger, Contains M/F/M and M/M loving. The story is told from three different POV's. Written in British English. Graphic descriptions, sexual situations and strong language. 18+ advised.

Title: Gladiator
Series: Galactic Gladiator, 1
Author(s): Anna Hackett
Length: 174 pages

Genre: Romance / Scifi Alien / Female Space Marine / Alpha Male / Displace Royalty /


BlurbFighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim...

When Earth space marine Harper Adams finds herself abducted by alien slavers off a space station, her life turns into a battle for survival. Dumped into an arena on a desert planet on the outer rim, she finds herself face to face with a big, tattooed alien gladiator...the champion of the Kor Magna Arena.

A former prince abandoned to the arena as a teen, Raiden Tiago has long ago earned his freedom. Now he rules the arena, but he doesn't fight for the glory, but instead for his own dark purpose--revenge against the Thraxian aliens who destroyed his planet. Then his existence is rocked by one small, fierce female fighter from an unknown planet called Earth.

Harper is determined to find a way home, but when she spots her best friend in the arena--a slave of the evil Thraxian aliens--she'll do anything to save her friend...even join forces with the tough, alpha male who sets her body on fire. But as Harper and Raiden step foot onto the blood-soaked sands of the arena, Harper worries that Raiden has his own dangerous agenda...

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a fierce space marine and a gritty, alpha male gladiator). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!

Title: Wytch & Prinze
Author(s): Kassandra Lea
Length: 10k
Publisher: LT3 Press

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

Notes: releases April 19

BlurbMedium Jacob Wytch lives in the forest with his fluffy dog Gruff and his ghostly fairy godmother Amelie. When he gets a call from his friend Renwick Prinze, he panics. Jacob has been pining for Renwick longer than he cares to admit. Instead of admitting, however, he listens to Amelie and begins to sabotage Renwick's beds in hopes of inviting his dashing friend to sleep with him.

Title: Barbed Wire Cowboy
Author(s): Renee Stevens
Length: 362 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Ranch Foremans / Feud / Former Friends / Gay /


BlurbAfter having been kicked off the family ranch by his father, Marc Poulson has made a new home for himself as the foreman of the Double R Ranch. His fellow ranch hands are his family, but he’s still not complete without Casey Morgan, his counterpart at the neighboring Del Rio Ranch. In the middle of a feud with his one-time best friend, Marc struggles to understand why Casey would rather take a swing at him than talk to him. He wants to put the past behind them and rebuild what they once had and make their relationship stronger than ever, but Casey is having none of it.

Casey has his own demons to deal with, and Marc serves as a reminder to things he’d rather forget. Casey can’t see beyond the past and continues to make mistakes that put both him and Marc in harms way. After one close call too many, Casey must decide whether his past is more important than his future, or if he can live with Marc walking out of his life—possibly forever.

Title: Moonshadow
SeriesMoonshadow, 1
Author(s): Thea Harrison
Length: 335 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Witches & Wizards / Sidhe / United Kingdom /



From bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the first in an explosive new trilogy set in the Elder Races world….
Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.

When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.

Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.

As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.

Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…

Title: Her Dangerous Mistake
Author(s)Erin M. Leaf
Length: 148 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Paranomral / Shifters / Dragons / 

Notes: because it's Erin M. Leaf

BlurbMoira is on the run—her apartment has been trashed, her bank account hacked, and someone is stalking her. Only one man is dangerous enough to keep her safe … that is, if she can convince him to help her. Neil Deven used to be her father’s best friend until betrayal turned him violent. Neil disappeared, and finding him might be the biggest mistake of her life, but Moira won’t survive alone.

Neil remembers Moira as a sweet little girl caught in the middle of her father’s criminal life. The gorgeous woman who shows up at his door is anything but a child, but he’s already got problems. Dragon shifters are a dying race with no way to change form, yet Neil’s powers keep growing. And Moira stirs long lost instincts—he can’t deny her need. He must protect the woman who will be his mate, or die trying.

Title: The Tainted Crown
Series(Books of Caledan 1)
Author(s): Meg Cowley
Length: 343 pages
PublisherJolly Creative Atelier; 3 edition (February 27, 2017)

Genre: Non-romantic / High Fantasy / Epic Fantasy / Royalty / Assassination / Magic /



What is the price of kingship?

The kingdom of Caledan is thrown into turmoil by the queen’s murder. Her heir, Soren, flees with a price on his head after being framed for the killing by his uncle Zaki, who seizes the legendary throne of the Dragon Kings and rules with an iron fist to crush dissent. However, suspicion is rife following Zaki’s ill-omened coronation and a crime ill-fitting the beloved Prince Soren.

Now a fugitive roaming the wild, Soren has lost everything. He tries to reconcile his grief and determine how he can reclaim his throne when fate has left him with just one old man, but the odds are greatly against him. If no-one follows him, or believes his innocence, is he worthy to rule?

Across the kingdom, Soren’s cousin Eve takes matters into her own hands and journeys to the ethereal Eldarkind on his behalf, however this reveals her own inescapable fate. As she comes to terms with the gift and the curse of magic, Eve risks her life to help Soren.
Before the fragile peace shatters, can Soren reclaim the throne - and should he?

Title: Dragon's Melody
Series: Immortal Dragons
Author(s): Ophelia Bell
Length: 451 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragons / Poly / Bisexual / 


Blurb“You make it sound so formal,” she said. “Like I won’t actually be your sex slave.”

It was just a simple job transfer interview, but it was far from simple.

After the most mind-blowing ‘interview’ of Melody’s life, she signs a contract with a gorgeous man named Skye, who she believes isn't really human. Neither is his assistant. The sweet, blond Garen is every bit as enticing as his boss. He's even more inhumanly gorgeous and just as hungry for what Melody has to offer.

And she's supposed to work for these two?

Within the first week, everything goes south when she finds herself falling for both elusive men and their otherworldly charms. In spite of the unconventionally intimate ‘position’ she now holds, Melody never considered the possibility of love. She rejected romance for most of her life, because love was her enemy. Love left her mother wanting and left Melody nothing but loneliness for two decades.

The realization that she has to choose between two men she loves beyond all understanding sends her running scared. She refuses to choose, but the only other option is to lose them both and risk even worse heartbreak. Will she follow her heart or lose it all?

Garen and Skye follow, too consumed by love to do anything but compromise for Melody's sake. They forsake their own complicated romance in Melody’s favor, believing only one of them can have her, but she is the one who is burdened with the final choice.

Once in their embrace, she makes her choice—the choice Fate intended all along.

Author's Note: This is a complete, full-length novel with no cliffhanger. It is an extra-steamy yet beautiful story of how love can grow between three people intent on denying their own desires. Swords may cross (i.e. M/M shenanigans), so read at your own risk. Adults only, please.

Title: Power Play
Series: Dragon Elite, 1
Author(s): AJ Marcus
PublishereXtasy Books Inc. (March 26, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragons / Gay / 



Naga Industries wasn't Calvin's first choice of a place to intern. It wasn't even his tenth. But when every other internship spot is taken, he finds himself at the mercy of Draeke Lindwurm and he's way over his head. 

Draeke doesn't want an intern, but his go-to man is threatening to revolt if he doesn't get them both some help. Calvin is everything Draeke doesn't like in men. He's too young, too average, never on time, doesn't dress well, and worst of all Calvin is human which makes things complicated between them when he becomes a pawn in a power play with the world’s dragon elite.

Title: Broken Pieces
SeriesBroken Pieces, 1
Author(s): Riley Hart
Length11 hrs and 3 mins

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Angsty? / Drama? /

Notes: I've been looking at the for some time. I enjoy poly romances and the majority of them are contemporary. From what I've heard is that this is an angsty cry buckets series, so I'm hesitant to dip my toe but still, I've heard such great things about this.

BlurbCan three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He's sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He's seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He'll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn't be more different and yet, as their lives intersect, they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.

Told in three parts and spanning over 10 years, Broken Pieces is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places - with each other.

Title: Eye of Her Storm
Series: Daly Connection (Daly Way Book 8)
Author(s): Brynn Paulin
PublisherResplendence Publishing, LLC (April 11, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Cowboys / Sharing / Menage / 

Notes: I've read several of these (4-5) and they can be standalones. This series isn't only menage romances but also have consensual sharing. This one might only be a menage but I put the sharing up there because of what I've read in the other books.

BlurbThe future is never a guarantee...

It’s been four years since River Szuzman moved to Daly. Four years since she met Seth Danielson and Tai Cauldwell. Four years that she’s been afraid to give in and just say yes.
Now, it’s too late.

When River’s entire future is about to change, there are only two people she wants to hold her, help her, and get her through the storm. But will they want her now?

Seth and Tai believe in destiny and they knew River was theirs the day she set foot in Daly. They’ve been biding their time, wooing her and waiting. When she comes to them with her news late one night, their hopes for the future are shattered. But it changes none of their determination.

River is theirs, together they will weather the storm, and they will hold her to the very end.

NOTE: This book is part of the Daly Way Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone book with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.

Title: Vampire Mistress
Series: Vampire Queen, 5
Author(s): Joey W. Hill
Length: 400 pages
PublisherBerkley (May 4, 2010)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual / Enemies to Lovers / 

Notes: The blurbs for this series sucks but the books are good. 

BlurbJoey W. Hill returns to the dark and seductive landscape of her Vampire Queen novels as a desperate woman named Anwyn finds herself trapped between the desires of two men, each with his own mission of the night: vampire hunter Gideon Green and vampire Daegan Rei. But when Anwyn is attacked by a rogue bloodsucker, Gideon and Daegan must become allies in order to save the woman they both love.

Title: Ancient Ruins
Series(Ancient Dreams Book 1)
Author(s): Benjamin Medrano
Length: 387 pages

Genre: Romance / High Fantasy / Elves / Lesbian /


BlurbSistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

Title: Trouble
Series(Twirled World Ink Book 2)
Author(s): JM Dabney
Length: 147 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay


BlurbWelcome to Twirled World Ink where the crazies run the asylum.

Model perfect Jimmy “Trouble” Carver had never heard the word no. Tattooed, sexy and the quintessential bad boy Trouble had men falling over themselves to get to him. What people didn’t know about him was he was self-conscious even if life was easy for him. He’d started out as an apprentice at Twirled World Ink after college and never looked back. Trouble was exactly where he wanted to be, although there was one speed bump, his crush refused to go out on a date.

Brody Vaughn worked in a dead-end job, barely making it from paycheck to paycheck. He didn’t have much time for anyone other than his five-year-old daughter Mina and besides he’d never quite found a place in this world he fit. Chunky and average, that's how he felt, except for when Trouble came into the grocery store where he worked. The flirty, gorgeous man asked him out every week with a sexy smile, but Brody had to refuse. It wasn’t as if he wanted to say no, it was just how could he date a man Brody knew he had no business trying to keep.

The Crazies of Twirled World Ink excel at one thing, matchmaking, and they are determined their resident bad boy would get his man. They just had to make sure that neither Trouble or Brody screwed up their plan.

Author's Note: Although this is part of a series each book is a standalone and every book deals with a separate couple.

Title: She-Wolf and Cub
Author(s): Lilith Saintcrow
Length: 308 pages
PublisherFireside Fiction Company (March 28, 2017)

Genre: Non-Romantic / Fantasy / Dystopia? / Sci-Fi / Cyborg / 


BlurbEver since they gave her a new cyborg body and a steady stream of murderous work, she’s known the rules. Keep your head down, do your job, don’t get involved.

Then they sent her to assassinate a child.

Instead, she took him out of the City and into the Waste. Of course they’ll be coming for her, and for the strange, quiet, thirsty boy she’s rescued. Because he’s not just a child — he’s a profitable experiment. Bounty hunters. Fellow cyborgs. Cannibals. Monsters. They're all after him. All she has on her side is an almost-invulnerable body, a lifetime’s worth of stubbornness, and the willingness to kill whoever she has to.

It’s going to have to be enough.

Title: A Plague of Giants
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Length: 640 pages
PublisherDel Rey (October 17, 2017)

Genre: Non-Romantic / Fantasy / 

Notes: The Iron Druid rocked, so I'm looking forward to this new series. But it releases 10/17/2017... I'll probably wait for it to come out on audio.

BlurbIn the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world . . . one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom’s only hope? The discovery of a form of magic that will call the world’s wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind.

Title: The Silver Knight
Author(s): Kate Cotoner
Length: 49 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Magic / Knight / Gay / 


Blurb:  As the Prince Bishop’s chief summoner, Sufyan is accustomed to dealing with dangerous men. When he hears tales of a wild blood-fiend and the solitary silver knight who does battle with the monster each year, Sufyan decides there’s more to the situation than meets the eye. Suspecting trickery, he investigates the haunted church and meets the silver knight, Everard de Montparnasse.

Everard has been battling the blood-fiend for years. He’s startled when Sufyan offers to help, and together the two men manage to drive back the horrifying monster for one night. But Everard knows the blood-fiend will strike again. He doesn’t want to lose Sufyan, but the secret Everard is hiding could mean the death of them both.

Title: Maximus
Author(s): TS Mckinney, Elizabeth Tatum
Length: 149 pages
PublisherDark Hollows Press, LLC (April 20, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Best Friends / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: the blurb sounds familiar so I might've posted this before or looked at it several times trying to decide if I wanted to read it or not.

BlurbThree best friends.
Two lovers.
One death.

Maximus hadn’t grown up surrounded with any love in his life, but he didn’t allow that to stop him from falling madly in love…with two people. Morgan and Samantha were already in love with one another, so he forced himself to be content with his role as best friend and protector to both of them. It wasn’t a difficult task. Morgan was carefree, full of life, and suffered from a serious case of hero-worship where Maximus was concerned; Samantha was a delicious mix of sweet and sassy and could easily put both men in their place.

Maximus swore friendship would be enough …had to be enough because he would never do anything that would destroy the love Morgan and Samantha felt for one another. But when tragedy strikes and takes Morgan away, will he step up and confess his feelings to Samantha? Can Samantha ever love Maximus the way she loved Morgan? And what happens when they find out Morgan isn't really dead after all?

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