I have a new laptop and I've been slowly moving files over that weren't in dropbox or the onedrive, meaning that my folder for Reading Radar isn't on here yet. So the list for today is short. Only what caught my eye this week and last. Hope you see something that peaks your interest as well!
Title: Alpha Academy: The Omega
Series: (The Omega Curse Series #2)
Author(s): AY Venona
Length: 194 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alpha-Omega verse / Non-Mpreg / Gay / Fantasy / Vampires /
Blurb: When Daniel Saga and his friends go traipsing into the forest, they stumble upon a secret kept for thousands of years. But Daniel thinks he knows what this discovery means, which is something he does not want his friends to know. But can this secret be kept from the rest of the world? Or will this lead to the unveiling of the true nature of the omega?
After Delvin Kish takes over Fort Ares, the vampires’ largest military base, he believes that Daniel is now safe. But new information reveals that the real threat is not the vampires, but someone closer and more powerful; and that in order for him to protect Daniel, Delvin has to learn to accept defeat.
This second book of the Omega Curse continues the adventure of Daniel and Delvin in the world shrouded in myths. As the truths start to unravel, they will face the greatest challenge that shakes the very foundation of their bond. One of them will have to make a sacrifice to save the other.
This is an m/m supernatural/suspense romance with HFN/HEA ending and is set in alpha/omega universe.
Title: Fur and a Badge
Series: (To Protect and Serve Book 1)
Author(s): Caitlin Ricci, AJ Marcus
Length: 113 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 5, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifter / Gay /
Blurb: Angel is nothing like his name implies. Since he was thirteen he's been in one of the toughest gangs in Denver, slowly rising through the ranks, and now he has the chance to become an enforcer. Along with his best friend, he's willing to take that plunge. But what he doesn't realize is that the deep dark secret in the gang is that every one of the enforcers is a werewolf. When he's thrown in with a feral, abused werewolf, and bitten, he doesn't recover well. He's left for dead by the people he thought were his family.
Quintero is on the hunt for his brother, who was captured a year before. Finding Angel, half dead and in the middle of his change, is the closest he's ever come to finding his brother. Angel has all the information this werewolf needs, but Quintero has to help him through the change first. With Angel barely alive, and the trail rapidly growing cold, Quintero is running out of time to save his brother before the gang destroys him for good.
Title: Chaos Awakens
Series: Dragon's of the Nether, 1
Author(s): Megg Jensen
Length: 398 pages
Publisher: 80 Pages, Inc (February 14, 2017)
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Dragons / Orcs /
Blurb: For hundreds of years, the orcs and humans of Doros have shared an uneasy peace. It shatters in an instant with the botched assassination of a human priest in the orc capital. Hell bent on revenge, the humans take up arms as the orc monarchy crumbles from outside interference.
Now Tace, the unlucky assassin, is on the run. It's soon clear, however, that her mistake hasn't only precipitated a war. It's unleashed ancient powers, the stuff of legends and fireside tales—and not the cozy kind.
Tace has always worked solo, but to save Doros, she'll need to assemble the unlikeliest allies. Together, they'll unravel the mysteries of the orcs' cult of death, and in the process, Tace will come to question everything she's ever believed. Only one thing is certain: a great destiny awaits her—if she can live long enough to meet it.
Title: To Touch You
Series: (Mates Collection Book 4)
Author(s): Cardeno C.
Length: 260 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Gay /
Blurb: “His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”
By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.
Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.
Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.
Author(s): EL Esch
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 9, 2017)
Genre: Dystopia / Gay /
Blurb: Through blurry eyes, Noah Barloc stares out at a world torn asunder by chaos and war. He’s been wandering in it far too long, alone and starving. He slumps down beside the rubble of some building, prepared to accept the end. The shadowy figure of a man appears on the horizon right before Noah's world goes dark. Noah awakens in this man’s home, and learns the world is not so broken as he thought. Mankind has built cities underground and is thriving. Noah looks to his savior, Ban Reed, for guidance in this new world.
Ban is a hardened survivor of the Last War. He makes his living building bionic limbs for other survivors who, like him, lost limbs to the War, and hides his true, caring nature behind a cold, sarcastic facade. But for reasons unknown to Noah and Ban's friends, Ban invites Noah into his home to recuperate, and then teaches Noah the trade of building exceptional bionics so that he can support himself.
A recent bad breakup turns Ban from a one-man show into a loose cannon that brings home a new sexual partner every night. Noah has come to care for Ban, to see past his cold exterior into that warm, caramel center. Noah can’t stand hearing the sounds of Ban's nightly sexual romps, and can't help wondering why Ban refuses him when he’s the one willing to give Ban the love and devotion he knows deep down that Ban wants.
Title: One You Can't Forget
Series: (Hades' Spawn Motorcycle Club Series Book 1)
Author(s): Lexy Timms
Length: 162 pages
Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing (July 23, 2015)
Genre: MC Romance
Notes: It's free so I thought I'd give it try and its also on audible
Blurb: Emily Rose Dougherty is a good Catholic girl from mythical Walkerville, CT. She had somehow managed to get herself into a heap trouble with the law, all because an ex-boyfriend has decided to make things difficult.
Luke “Spade” Wade owns a Motorcycle repair shop and is the Road Captian for Hades' Spawn MC. He’s shocked when he reads in the paper that his old high school flame has been arrested. She’s always been the one he couldn’t forget.
Will destiny let them find each other again? Or what happens in the past, best left for the history books?
Series: Outre War, 1
Author(s): Vance Bastian
Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Rogue Ravens Publishing (October 8, 2014)
Genre: Non-Romantic / Urban Fantasy / Gay Protag /
Blurb: After a series of dreams where he relives a female espionage agent’s 1972 missions, slightly overweight, slightly narcoleptic, slightly middle-aged, chronically single and gay James is shocked to learn the shadowy events really occurred. When operatives with dream-related powers show up in his life looking for him, he needs to find someone who can teach him to use his bloodline’s supernatural abilities.
His strange dreams lead him to unlikely help – a young reaper who fancies herself a Valkyrie. Halldora’s a closeted gamer-chick who grew up in the half-hidden world of the Outré. She’ll show him how to survive if she can get over her own baggage.
With a little luck, and a lot of help, James might just figure everything out.
Right after he gets these Sandman agents off his tail.
Title: Dim Sum Asylum
Author(s): Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 9, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay /
Blurb: Welcome to Dim Sum Asylum: a San Francisco where it’s a ho-hum kind of case when a cop has to chase down an enchanted two-foot-tall shrine god statue with an impressive Fu Manchu mustache that's running around Chinatown, trolling sex magic and chaos in its wake.
Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick of the Chinatown Arcane Crimes Division faces a pile of challenges far beyond his human-faerie heritage, snarling dragons guarding C-Town’s multiple gates, and exploding noodle factories. After a case goes sideways, Roku is saddled with Trent Leonard, a new partner he can’t trust, to add to the crime syndicate family he doesn’t want and a spell-casting serial killer he desperately needs to find.
While Roku would rather stay home with Bob the Cat and whiskey himself to sleep, he puts on his badge and gun every day, determined to serve and protect the city he loves. When Chinatown’s dark mystical underworld makes his life hell and the case turns deadly, Trent guards Roku’s back and, if Trent can be believed, his heart... even if from what Roku can see, Trent is as dangerous as the monsters and criminals they’re sworn to bring down.
Title: Three Shots
Author(s): Brigham Vaughn
Length: 94 pages
Publisher: Two Peninsulas Press (January 31, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Bisexual /
Blurb: Reeve Jenkins is an amateur musician playing in a dive bar. Grant McGuire is a man drowning his sorrows in beer after a painful breakup. When Reeve charms a reluctant Grant into coming home with him, they begin a three-year friendship with some very nice benefits.
But when the two gorgeous men walk into Hawk Point Tavern—the bar Rachael Bradford owns—one evening and greet each other with a kiss, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a steamy night and maybe something more for the trio.
Title: Wild Ride
Author(s): Preston Walker
Length: 277 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Paramedic Bo Everett has seen his fair share of tragic accidents. Treating a motorcycle accident is par for the course. But when he encounters the broken and injured wolf shifter, Ryker Hill, everything he's ever known changes.
Alpha Ryker Hill is fighting for his life, and now he has more reason to fight like Hell. After all, he recognizes the sexy paramedic as his mate, and he isn't about to let him get away.
Bo has a lot to teach Ryker--in out and of the bedroom. But Ryker's hiding something---something that just might destroy everything these two rugged men have built. Can Bo help Ryker reconcile his past for a chance at a family and future together?
Get ready for a Wild Ride in this 50,000-word steamy gay paranormal romance. As the two men butt heads, the alpha and the omega fall deeper in love. Can you hang on?
Title: Demon Leap
Series: The Specials, 1
Author(s): Tricia Owens
Length: 204 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Thriller / Magical Realism /
Blurb: What if everything you've been told is a lie?
Fifteen years ago the war demolished Arrow's family. Lied to and betrayed, she's driven to shatter the conspiracy concealing how her parents and thousands of others died. But to go up against the powerful government she'll need to align herself with the strangest and most dangerous criminals in Victory City: the Specials.
They are not what they seem...
They are magic misfits and criminals, recruited and blackmailed to fill ordinary positions within the Sinistera Hotel. But for those who are greedy enough--or desperate like Arrow--there are opportunities to earn big money doing illegal magic jobs. The danger and the risks are high. Magic assassination, kidnapping, assault--there's a good chance Arrow and the others could be killed or wish they had been. But though the Specials each have agendas of their own, they are determined to rewrite history...if they can survive that long.
Title: Skim Blood & Savage Verse
Series: (Offbeat Crimes Book 3)
Author(s): Angel Martinez
Length: 186 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Romance / Paranormal /
Blurb: Words damage more than just feelings as Carrington hunts feral books menacing the city.
When a ferocious book attacks Carrington at his own birthday party, he believes it’s an isolated incident. But similar books soon pop up all over town, menacing innocent people with harsh bits of poetry and blank verse that deliver damaging physical blows. It’s a frustrating case with too many variables and not enough answers, and the stakes go up with each attack.
With the help of his misfit squad mates at the 77th and the public library’s Rare Books Department, the missing pieces decrease but not Carrington’s vexations. His commanding officer rakes him over the coals at the beginning of every shift. His police partner has lost patience with what she sees as his delusional relationship choices and his inability to pick the right man in a vast field of two. City Hall demands that the books be stopped immediately. It’s enough to put a nutritionally challenged vampire off his skim blood.
Title: Cry Wolf
Series: Underwood District, 1
Author(s): Greta Stone
Length: 408 pages
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing (April 9, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Experience the timeless story of friendship, love, and loss...
Cry Wolf is the first installment in a series of classic literature, fairy tales, and folklore retellings with a dark, realistic twist. What are you waiting for? Join the hunt.
"EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE."
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions---it doesn't matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn't seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn't have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can't stay hidden in the shadows, he'll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he's drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they're stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
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