Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

What am I doing? Family stuff. LOL! I set this up ahead of time (go me!) because I knew that I would be super busy. Y'all have a good weekend! And if you have any recommendations, send them my way!

Title: Cold Shadow
Series: (Cold Country Book 2)
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Length: 412 pages

Genre: Erotic / Contemporary / Poly / MMM / Angsty / Mystery / Gore? /

Notes: The author warns of triggers for some readers.

Blurb: There’s no such thing as a Happily Ever After.

Special Agent Drew Walker thought he'd never return to Tennessee after that horrific Christmas.

Two and a half years later, a serial killer with a strange fascination with mutilation drags him into Nathan Truman’s jurisdiction once again.

For Nathan Truman having the ‘Feeb’ around dredges up a past, he would prefer to forget. For nearly three years, he’s been able to put it all behind him and focus on his career, family, and Quinn.

The past few years have done Quinn Anders a world of good. He’s happy, healthy, sober, and raising his daughter with the love of his life.

As the days pass and tensions flare it becomes obvious that the events of that night, all those years ago, never truly ended for one of them.

The secrets and lies that bind the three may just destroy them all.

Sequel to In from the Cold: Must be read in order.

This is not a romance. It is a MMM menage. Contains graphic violence and scenes readers may find triggering.

Title: Feral
Series: Shelter, 1
Author(s): Kate Sherwood
Length: 177 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal? / New Adult / 

Notes: I cannot tell if this is a paranormal story or strictly contemporary. I selected it because I thought it was about shifters...

Blurb: Noah Reed has his life planned out. There was that one glitch, years ago, but he's back on track now and determined to reach his goal of becoming a veterinarian and building his own practice.

Shane Black's hard life has taught him there's no point in looking forward and even less in looking back. He takes life as it comes, and his only real need is medical care for his young pup, Dodger.

When Shane stumbles into the clinic where Noah volunteers, Noah’s instincts tell him to run away from the dangerous, unpredictable ruffian. But the puppy needs help, and maybe Shane does, too.

The young men soon discover that Dodger was poisoned, and so were several street people Shane knows. As they search for the source of the poison, Noah learns about the dark underside of the city where he’s spent his whole life, and Shane learns that there is light in the world, even when he’s stuck in the shadows.

But when their relationship begins to grow from a partnership to a romance, new challenges appear. Their worlds are so different—can they ever make sense together? Is there any room in Noah’s carefully planned life for someone as unpredictable as Shane?

Title: Crimson Love
Series: (The Crimson Coven, 1)
Author(s): B.A. Stetke
Length: 69 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / 

Notes: I'm considering this series because I want to read The Dragon King but it's book 10 in the series...

Blurb: Cullen Volakis is the second and head of security for the Crimson Vampire Coven. He’s a bastard on a good day and your worst nightmare if you dare cross him. Nothing can crack the calm, steely composure of this lethal Vampire until he cuts through the kitchen of the Coven owned club, The Crimson Clover, and finds his Chosen, the love of his life, bent over a sink washing glasses. He has to formulate a plan, meet on equal terms, but he will not stop until he has his chosen. A Crimson Vampire hasn’t found their chosen in over eighty years and Cullen isn’t going to let the stunningly beautiful kitchen help get away.

Ethan Turner has never had it easy. He has a bastard of a father and very little money, but he’s making due, thanks to the Crimson Clover and every little bit he saves. A friend convinces him to go to the “co-workers, owners, and special guests only” after hours party at the club. It’s not really his scene, but he will help a friend whenever he can. He is stunned by a tall, dark, and gorgeous man staring at him from across the dance floor. He wants to move, get away, but he is held to the spot by the man’s magnetic stare. Can he trust this man Cullen? He screams danger, but he always screams love and safety. Sometimes your head needs to get out of the way and let your heart take the wheel.

Title: Deadly Silence
Series: (Blood Brothers Book 1)
Author(s): Rebecca Zanetti
Length: 401 pages
Publisher: Forever (October 4, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Action & Adventure / Suspense / Military Men / 



Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.

Title: Nightforged
Series: (Shattering of the Nocturnai Book 1)
Author(s): Carrie Summers
Length: 315 pages
Publisher: Lonely Crag Press (January 9, 2017)
Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy


Blurb: Ancient magic. An island's deepest secrets. Legends awake.

Lilik is gutterborn and sick of it. She’s ready to be a hero. And finally, her chance has arrived. Lilik’s nation is under siege by brutal sea tribes, but there is hope: on a distant volcanic island, a months-long night has fallen. Powerful magic gathers in the island’s dark. It may be enough to save them.

Despite taboos, Lilik bluffs her way onto an expedition bound for the island. But shortly after landfall, disaster strikes, sinking the ship. Marooned in the oppressive dark, Lilik’s shipmates succumb to primal fears, turning on each other. To survive, Lilik must evade the savages, unravel the island’s ancient secrets, and master her own, innate magic before it drives her mad.

Anything else will lead to her execution…and a cataclysm unseen since the last millennium.

Title: Shiver
Series: (Unbreakable Bonds Series Book 1)
Author(s): Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
Length: 330 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 


Blurb: Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.

His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.

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

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay / 

Notes: I can't remember if I posted this or not. 

Blurb: After 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: A Wanton Woman
Series: (Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs Book 1)
Author(s): Vanessa Vale
Length: 200 pages

Genre: Romance / Historical / Old West / Suspense / Brothers / MFM / 

Notes: Seriously, they had me at Western menage. Just saying. There needs to be more menages in the old west. Do you know how many more men than women there was at that time?

Blurb: Celia Lawrence can’t show her face in her conservative, small town. First, she discovered her husband in bed with another man’s wife, and then she witnessed both their murders. While she didn’t pull the trigger, small town gossip is not forgiving and everywhere she goes she is chastised for not being woman enough to keep her straying husband at home. Eager to flee her old life, Celia heads to Colorado as a mail-order bride.

As mayor of Slate Springs, Colorado, Luke Tate is expected to set the example. Their small town is hidden away in a remote mountainous region where few women have the courage or desire to tread. As mayor, it falls to him to test out their newly passed law and share a wife with his brother. The truth is, Luke has no interest in a woman of his own, and agrees to a mail-order bride out of duty, not anticipation.

His brother, Walker, is jaded and hard after the death of his first wife. For Walker, loving again is out of the question. But a man has needs, and he’ll eagerly take his pleasure from their new bride while expecting Luke to provide the tenderness and caring a woman expects.

A marriage based on everything but love should be doomed. But Celia, Luke and Walker discover one thing they have in common: desire. Will that be strong enough to survive the danger that follows Celia from Texas? Will desire be strong enough to teach the three that sometimes you have to risk everything for love?

Title: Fenrir
Series: Galactic Mates
Author(s): Luna Hunter

Genre: Romance / Dragon / Sci-Fi / Resisting to be Mates / 


Blurb: Can a fiery dragon shifter and a curvy human linguist save the universe?

When Abigail Snow discovers her college boyfriend has been cheating on her, she uses her degree in alien languages to get as far away from Earth -- and men -- as possible. On planet Audur, she meets Fenrir Dagursson, heir to the throne of Clan Dagur. Abigail’s instant attraction to the enormous, red-skinned dragon shifter is the last thing she’s looking for … but try as she might, she can’t stop thinking about him.

Fenrir has sworn an oath to protect his homeland from outsiders, so he's furious about the human interlopers ... until he sees Abigail. One glimpse is enough to be certain she's his fated mate. A human? Outrageous! He’s determined to resist, but that way lies madness … and his dragon is going crazy wanting to claim Abigail.

His efforts to court his reluctant mate are disrupted when she uncovers a sinister plot that threatens the welfare of the entire universe. Can Fenrir persuade Abigail that his intentions are serious while they race against the clock to stop the unspeakable from happening?

Title: The Faintest Spark
Series: (Roadmap to Your Heart Book 1.5)
Author(s): Christina Lee
Length: 124 pg

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Contemporary / 


Blurb: Malachi O’Rourke spends his years as president of the Disciples of the Road cleaning up his father’s mess, grieving a broken heart, and protecting the men under his charge. Sawyer Malone hasn’t had it easy either since joining the Scorpions. While paying back a personal debt for his club seems gratifying on the surface, he ends up sacrificing way more than he bargained for. 

When Mal recognizes that Sawyer is struggling, he offers him needed support. Something about the man’s quiet strength stirs deeply inside him. Sawyer knows he shouldn’t rely on the solace Mal provides, but he’s been the only ray of light in an otherwise bleak few months. So after a tender moment passes between the men, they simply chalk it up to their newfound friendship.

Besides, no one will ever measure up to Mal’s former old lady and Sawyer’s just been through his own tragic ordeal. But when they’re thrust together for a weekend event involving both of their clubs, they can no longer deny their attraction. Except time-honored loyalties and hard-fought tradition will not only force them to risk their standing—but also gamble with their hearts.

Title: The Hollow Boy
Series: Shadow Avenue, 2
Author(s): ViVi Dubois
Length: 402 pages

Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves / Romance on the Side / Gay / 


Blurb: Lionel Hartley is no longer alone. Over the past few months, through bitter trials and turmoil, he has surrounded himself with people he cares about, and who care about him in return. But this elation is short-lived; just as things seem to be settling down on Shadow Avenue, new troubles begin cropping up right at his doorstep. 

Forced to face what’s left of his family for the first time in years, Lionel uncovers a disturbing secret about his own origins. Meanwhile, his roommate Rik Tyler is grappling with his new life as a lycanthrope, and all of the pain and risks that come par for the course. The Noir family isn’t doing much better, as the siblings are still suffering the consequences of an attack on one of Lionel’s classmates. The victim keeps digging for the truth, and is attracting the attention of a dangerous new threat.

As the stakes grow, the distinction between friend and foe become blurred and loyalties are tested. Lionel is torn between doing what’s morally right and what his heart compels him to. Can Lionel walk the line and somehow bring both sides together? Or will his neutral stance drive a friend to do the unforgivable?

With so many factors weighing in against them, Lionel is faced with a terrible choice; to ensure the safety of others by ending a life, or to jeopardize everything to save it.

A sequel to “Shadow Avenue: The Hidden House”, this story takes place where the previous instalment left off, and is meant to be read as a second act in the series. It may be difficult to follow if the previous book has not been read.

Disclaimer: this is a YA horror-fantasy with a male/male romance subplot.

Title: Eater of Dreams
Series: (Sacred Guardian Book 2)
Author(s): JA Jaken
Length: 344 pages
Publisher: White Owl Publishing (April 23, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / Royalty / Political Intrigue / 

Notes: I loved the first book in the series, 
Through the Last Door (Sacred Guardian Book 1)
Blurb: Kaori Sansa has uncovered the truth about Shinja, the Sacred Guardian of Kazure, but the country he is sworn to protect is far from secure. War presses hard from the east, and unrest from within Kazure's borders threatens to undermine what little control he has managed to gain over his subjects. Furthermore, there are those who question his choice in pursuing a relationship with Hunter--quite possibly even those who are closest to him, and whom he has most come to depend upon. Will he find a way to sort through the miasma of lies, violence, and political entanglements that surround him in order to save the country he loves, yet somehow remain true to his own heart?

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