For the reading side, I've had a heck of a time finding fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi in LGBT. I reverted to some of my old favorite authors like Patricia Briggs who have new books out since I last read them. I've also been sampling lots of new to me authors and I've just had a hard time connecting to any story. I went through something like this last fall when I read all of five books from August to the end of October. I don't know what's up but that doesn't mean I won't keep looking.
Because I'm not finding a lot in the MM that is catching my eye, I do have a full menage folder. So I'll post those today. The poly romances will include all gender and sexual identities as well as pairings from MFM, MMM, MMF, FFM, and sometimes more. It's all good in my book. :) I put off doing this post because I was submerged in the secret project and loathed to do anything else all week. So there are only half the number I usually put up. Enjoy!
Title: Hers to Captivate
Series: (Verdantia Book 5)
Author(s): Patricia A. Knight
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Troll River Publication; 1 edition (November 14, 2015)
Genre: Romance / Sci-fi / Former Sex Slave / Miliatry / Bisexual / Poly / Romantic Suspense / Some BDSM content /
Notes: I've posted a couple of the books from this series. It is a mix of MF and MMF. Each book follows a different people with political intrigue and action/adventure.
Blurb: Freed after years as a sex slave, only a unique man could capture Angelica’s heart.
She never anticipated finding two.
Captain of the starship VNV Revertar, Magellan DeLan is immediately attracted to his priority passenger, the lovely, intelligent Doctor Angelica Giverny. Mage plans a careful pursuit of the petite beauty when they arrive in port, but landfall brings the unexpected.
Face-to-face with a man he once worshipped, Mage yearns to say yes when Tristan DeHelios blatantly declares his dishonorable intentions, but Mage doesn't trust his heart to withstand the fallout. This man's rejection had devastated him years before.
For Angelica, having Tristan DeHelios as her bodyguard is enticing. When he pursues her, too, her emotions seethe and tangle. How can she chose between the honorable and gorgeous starship captain and a rogue whose carnal dominance challenges and provokes her at every turn?
If the alien assassins stalking Angelica succeed, her answer will be moot.
Title: Talking in Code
Author(s): Ariel Tachna
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Sounds Angsty / Military / Hurt-Comfort /
Blurb: Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.
Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.
Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.
Title: Take What You Want
Series: The Rock Gods, 2
Author(s): Ann Lister
Length: 456 pages
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing Group (October 26, 2013)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Rock & Roll / Bisexual / Poly /
Notes: With the exception of this book, the series is M/M and seems to be well liked.
Blurb: Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.
Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new material for his band, only to meet the handsome estate manager, Chase, and his gorgeous fiancée, Danni, living in the guest house on his property. Alex's hope of solitude is soon forgotten when he discovers Chase has a repressed bi-sexual side that is aching to surface and Alex is more than happy to help him explore it.
What neither Alex or Chase expects is the emotional power of their chemistry expanding to involve the three of them when Danni becomes entangled in their passion. Alex believes he has finally found his perfect menage relationship with Chase and Danni.
Sometimes two isn't enough and it takes three to complete the union of a fulfilled love. But, will their new relationship be strong enough to survive when real life wants to punish them for their unconventional love? And, can they be confident in the strength of their love to take the 'happily ever after' they can only give each other?
Title: Hers to Command
Series: (Cyborg Sizzle Book 8)
Author(s): Cynthia Sax
Length: 197 pages
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Poly / Bisexual / BBW / Genetic Manipulation /
Notes: I've read and enjoyed the first couple books of this series. Even though each book focus's on a new people there are returning characters and an overarching plot line. So these can't be read as standalones.
Blurb: Three Battered Hearts. One Perfect Love
Ace and Thrasher share a special bond. They’ve never acknowledged that connection and have never fully acted on it. The Humanoid Alliance kill cyborg males like them, deeming the warriors to be defective. Now that Ace and Thrasher have escaped, they don’t trust the cyborg council and their brethren to react any differently. Physical love is too risky for them to consider.
Until they meet her.
Carys is the Commander of a Rebel Battle Station. She has dedicated her lifespan to seeking vengeance against the Humanoid Alliance and the cyborgs who killed her daughter. On her battle station, she makes the rules, and if she wants to kiss, touch, and pleasure two mysterious warriors, she will. Nothing, not even enemy warships and a mass cyborg rebellion, can stop her.
In the midst of a war, enemies can become lovers and loyalties can change in a moment. Can a forbidden relationship between two cautious cyborgs and one unbending human Commander survive?
Hers To Command is Book 8 in the Cyborg Sizzle series.
Due to the number of returning characters in this story, you’ll enjoy Hers To Command more if you’ve read the other stories first.
Title: Reginald Bones 3
Author(s): Lucian Bane
Length: 270 pages
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Dark Paranormal / Unusual Poly / Action-Adventure / Suspense-Thriller /
Notes: From what I understand this is a trilogy about a man possessed (which may or may not be a mental illness) and the woman they fall in love with. It's what I would consider dark urban fantasy. It's trippy.
Blurb: What happens when your boyfriend loves you but his split personality hates you?
For a while, it seemed like Winter, Bones and Reginald might be able to strike a balance with their strange relationship. But having sex with Reginald while Bones pretended not to be there is harder than they imagined--especially for Bones who is inadvertently developing chemistry every time his other personality makes love to her.
But when that chemistry gets out of hand, Reginald--who Bones considers his brother-- suddenly disappears, leaving Bones devastated and hating Winter for causing it.
Enter the X Factor--
With Reginald missing, the imbalance in Bones' mind takes yet another turn, allowing X out to play--the part of him who knows things about Bones that even Bones doesn't.
Stuck in Bones subconscious, X is only able to live when Bones sleeps. But X has too much revenge to "Execute" and not enough time in his 4 hour window to work. But with Reginald gone, X finds he has more power, and strikes a deal with Pretty Winter.
Wanting only to fix what she broke and put Reggie and Bones back together, Winter agrees, even if she has to play the whore to do it. But that'll damn well change when Bones figures out two things--that he's falling for Winter-- and that X exists.
Title: Claimed by the Kings
Author(s): Loki Renard
Length: 115 pages
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications (December 1, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Historical / Menage / MFM / Spanking /
Blurb: After her homeland is conquered by two powerful kings, eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth of Ammerdale finds herself taken captive in her own castle. Rather than fight over her, the two rulers decide to form an alliance and claim Elizabeth as their shared bride, but they quickly discover that the beautiful maiden will need to be tamed.
Though they have little else in common, the sophisticated Milo Lionheart and the fierce warrior Ragnar are united by their willingness to strip Elizabeth bare and spank her soundly as often as necessary to teach her obedience. Despite her blushing protests, the stern dominance of her handsome husbands arouses the young princess deeply, and soon she is begging for more as their masterful lovemaking brings her to one shattering climax after another.
Not everyone in Ammerdale is happy with the match, however, and when a treacherous foe seeks to seize the throne for himself it puts the growing bond between Elizabeth, Milo, and Ragnar to the test. Will the two kings stand together to protect their realm and their woman?
Title: Intense Pleasure
Series: (Bound Hearts)
Author(s): Lora Leigh
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 3, 2017)
Genre: Erotic Romance / Contemporary / Twin Brothers / Menage / Bodyguards / Suspense /
Notes: This series can be read as a standalone.
Blurb: The brand new, never-before-published novel in #1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh's deliciously sexy Bound Hearts series, where one woman must accept--or reject--the love of a lifetime.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Her name is Summer, as beautiful and occasionally fierce as her name suggests. Her past has just come back to haunt her, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust. Her longtime confidantes Falcone and Raeg seem to have Summer’s best interests at heart. . .but it’s clear that their desire for her still burns between them. Can they find a way to keep Summer safe—or will a bitter rivalry stand in their way?
Falcone and Raeg need to work together, now more than ever, if they intend to protect Summer from an old enemy who knows her dangerous secret. When Summer’s identity as a sweet, Southern socialite gets out, the two men must find a way to draw out the ruthless assassin on her trail. . .and keep their illicit romance with her under wraps. But some passions are so intense they can’t remain hidden. What are Falcone and Raeg willing to risk for the woman they both crave like no other, in Intense Pleasure, the next Bound Hearts novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh.
Series: Tales of Tavamba, 1
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Bisexual / Gay / Poly / Royalty /
Notes: This is the only series by Derr that I haven't read... shocker. I have all of them. :)
Blurb: The country of Tavamara is renowned for its famous Market, its decadent wines, the harsh climate in which it manages to flourish. It is also well known for the harems kept by the royal family. King Shahjahan's harem is especially infamous, for his concubines are comprised of an unusual, many say dangerous, assortment...
This volume also contains three additional stories.
The Jewel of Tavamara
Fahima has always been the lesser sister: younger, plainer, too smart and independent. Then her sister commits the ultimate taboo, putting their lives in danger. In order to save her family, Fahima must take her place, though she is painfully aware Shahjahan will never see her as more than a paltry substitute...
Knight to Rook
Displaced by war, Rook makes a home in the Desert where his cousin Cordelia has become Princess. A famous, highly-regarded strategist back home, in the Desert he is regarded as useless and held in contempt for his inability to fight. Adrift and alone, he can only watch and wait for a chance to prove he belongs amongst the Sons of the Sands.
Everything You Need
Though he left the Desert years ago and is set to become the next Advisor to the King of Tavamara, Ikram spends most of his days feeling out of place, living a life of civility and calm that is nothing like the Desert he left behind. Eager to get away from the palace for a time, he braves the famous Market...
Title: The Dark Princes
Series: The Ravager Chronicles, 2
Author(s): Sara Page
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Dirty Nothings Publishing (February 1, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Menage / MFM /
Notes: The first book in this series is MF ans these two volumes are connected. I've started it and about half way through. It's told in 1st person present tense.
Blurb: I'm alive.
I survived the wilds of that remote planet I crashed into, and I've been trying to get to know my new alien lover before I return home and introduce him to my father. Yeah, so not looking forward to that introduction but at least I'm not knocked up... yet.
Everything is going great until we intercept a transmission from my home planet. Apparently my jerk of a stepbrother has been telling everyone I'm dead, and they believe it. There's been a funeral for me and everything.
So now it's a race home to prove to everyone I'm still alive and breathing before they pass on my crown and title to the next girl in the line of succession.
And if that's not enough on my plate, another alien has decided to step forward and he's claiming I'm his, like we're fated or something. Ha! And I don't even like the guy, seriously can not even stand him.
And you'd think my current alien lover would be mad... But no, he insists on bringing the other alien guy along because he's convinced I need the extra protection.
One Ravager? I think I can handle it.
But two sexy red-eyed purple space demons? Two might prove to be too much for this princess...
Title: Scorching Desire
Series: Trinity Masters, 3
Author(s): Mari Carr, Lila Dubois
Length: 264 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Poly / Bisexual? /
Notes: There are 8 books in this trinity series.
Blurb: A reformed spy. A respectable lawyer. A renowned playboy.
When Damon Corso is blackmailed it’s not just his career that’s in jeopardy, but the existence of the Trinity Masters–America’s oldest and most powerful secret society. He and fellow member Marco Polin, a world famous playboy musician, enjoy sharing women, a secret that until now they’ve kept quiet.
Tasha Kasharin, the reformed spy sent to help them, knows this is more than simple blackmail. Marco and Damon’s lives are in danger. She ignores her increasingly vivid fantasies about being part of a trinity with them until their investigation is interrupted by the Grand Master, who calls them to the altar and binds them in a ménage marriage.
The men must trust their futures to the unexpectedly innocent woman who’s now their wife, while dealing with the change in their own relationship, and the complicated feelings that come with it. Blackmail escalates to violence, and they’ll have to trust and accept one another if they’re going to survive.
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