I've also been getting Sunder ready for publication. It's release date is September 4th and there is still so much to do.
I've also been working on Bespoken's world building. There were a couple of issues that I needed to address and expand on. So there's been a lot going on.
There hasn't been much time for reading here lately and I've been looking for something to sink my teeth into. I actually have a Reading Radar this week. Yay!
Title: Like a Torrent
Series: (Disorderly Elements Book 2)
Author(s): Mason Winters, Olivette Devaux
Length: 171 pages
Publisher: Mugen Press; 1 edition (June 25, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Gay /
Navigating a new relationship? Hard. Doing so as an ill-trained elementalist? Impossible – but odds improve when well-meaning family steps in. Ash, the water-whisperer, and Cooper, the earth elementalist, seek help from Cooper’s grandparents while at their small farm in upstate New York. Fessing up to grandma might lessen the horror of their power control issues. When Ash and Cooper are together, the earth moves and the rivers rise to flood stage.
Keeping their relationship going without leveling the city pales in comparison to facing off with the greedy Brian Clegg and his gang. Brian works for the environmentally destructive frackers, threatening Pittsburgh like never before.
Two men. Their love. Their leadership. Will they rise to the occasion? And will Pittsburgh survive their struggle to set an evil deed to rest?
Book 2 in the Disorderly Elements series, LIKE A TORRENT features paranormal battles, a spicy romance with two hot guys in love, and a Japanese sword with a mind of its own. For adult audiences only.
Title: Apex: The Dragon's Mate
Series: Dragon's Blood M.C.
Author(s): BA Stereke
Length: 102 pages
Publisher: Superiorland Publishing; 1 edition (June 29, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Dragons / Wolves / Motorcycle Clubs / Fated Mates / Gay /
Blurb: Apex: The geometric center of a turn. The point at which a turn is negotiated at the highest speed and the motorcycle’s direction has changed.
Calum Keith is the leader of Dragon’s Blood Motorcycle Club (M.C.) and the Chieftain of Clan Keith, a Clan of Scottish Dragons who accepted a quest from their King to come to America and find their fate-chosen mates. A seer told them that where they encountered one mate, many others would also be found. The Clan has ridden the back roads of America for nearly 100 years looking for the answer to their quest. In a small café in the High Plains Wyoming town of Laramie, Calum Keith runs headlong into a young man named Chance Bashford. This is Calum’s destiny, and Chance might just be the love of his life. Before that, they must overcome the harsh upbringing and lack of care that Chance has endured during his short twenty-one years on this earth. If Calum plays his cards right, he just might win the heart of his beloved. However, like any quest, danger lurks around every corner. A rogue wolf pack has made Laramie their home base, and they have their sights set on Calum’s love. Calum and his gang of Dragon’s must face this threat head on if they want a chance at putting down some roots and seeing what the winds of the high plains have in store for their Dragon Clan.
The Quest is just beginning.
Series: Magnified, 2
Author(s): Mell Eight
Length: 147 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves / Urban Fantasy / Gay / Lesbian /
Blurb: The world of vampires and werewolves is in upheaval. The magical community is under attack by a great evil power trying to destroy them all and their strongest fighter is oblivious with his nose glued in a spell book. Yani has given up hope in getting Aaron back on track. He knows he instead has to focus on his own future and the lives of those he loves, even if it means losing Aaron, the love of his life, forever.
Yani's life isn't the only one in flux. As the battle heats up and lines are drawn, the rest of his friends must fight for their own survival in a world with no answers to the terrible magic attacking them.
Title: The Glamour Thieves
Series: (Blue Unicorn, 1)
Author(s): Don Allmon
Length: 177 pg
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay /
Notes: releases August 28th
Blurb: JT is an orc on the way up. He's got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He's even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day.
Then Austin shows up, and the elf's got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He's also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn.
Soon JT's up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain't just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with JT--this time as more than just a friend--and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.
Series:The Kingsmen Chronicles, 1
Author(s): Jean Lowe Carlson
Length: 531 pages
Publisher: Jean Lowe Carlson; 1 edition (June 15, 2016)
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Adventure / Sword & Sorcery /
Blurb: Wrongfully accused of treason, veteran Kingsman Elohl seeks the truth of a betrayal that caused the Kingsmen to vanish a decade ago. Inked with the Blackmark and despised for it, Elohl uncovers the truth and exposes ancient enemies. Now, he must give everything to shatter the hidden sect that usurps power from the throne. A bloody war will be reaped in the shadows, that will burn nations and bring kings to their knees.
This dark and gritty sword and sorcery series from award winning author Jean Lowe Carlson explores a complex world of treachery, passion, sex, and magic.
Title: Holding Out For A Hero
Series: Dragon Prophecies, 2
Author(s): Shannon West, Susan E. Scott
Length: 179 pages
Genre: Romance / Action & Adventure / Fantasy / Paranormal / Dragons / Gay /
Notes: This totally made me think of this Bonny Tyler video.
Blurb: Despite his good looks and sweet personality, Lance is convinced his Asperger’s gives him power--like the power to make people treat him differently. His mother told him he was special and that people would always misunderstand. That’s why she gave him an ancient necklace and a special cape to wear under his clothes because she was dying and wouldn’t be around to help him anymore. The necklace and cape do give him certain powers, like strength and speed and the ability to see the Shadow Men, nasty creatures who have begun congregating in large numbers all over town. When he sees a group of Dragons and their witches being attacked by the creatures, he jumps in to help, like a true super hero should and gets much more than he bargained for.
Sebastien is a Golden Dragon and typical of the breed—imperious, pushy, arrogant and gorgeous. He takes Lance with him to protect him, but he has no idea who Lance really is and who the powerful forces are that wish to steal Lance’s powers. Luca and the others are on hand to help navigate this dangerous, unknown force, but it will take the combined powers of them all to defeat it and cast away forever the source of Lance’s powers - which can bring great good or terrible evil and destruction to the entire world.
Series: The Faeblood Chronicles, 1
Author(s): Malcolm B. Lambert
Length: 266 pg
Genre: New Adult / Paranormal / Fantasy / Gay /
Blurb: Having my mom ripped from my life was the last thing I expected to happen right at the beginning of my senior year. I had to move to a sleepy town out in the middle of Nowheresville to live with my dad. On top of that, the cute-but-creepy neighbor makes me sick. He thinks he’s so hot with his killer smile and strange eyes. After coming to my rescue, things get even stranger between us and I’m starting to believe that Troy isn’t telling me everything.
But that’s nothing. Rocke, Troy’s mega-hot cousin, strolls into town and it’s pretty clear that he is just as mischievous as his smile. For some reason, I keep letting him get under my skin and I can’t even deny that I like it. And it’s so wrong.
What’s also wrong is that Troy and Rocke aren’t exactly human. Yeah, go figure. Leave it to me to crush on the hottest guys in town who are faeries—actually they prefer the term faeblood. With all the strange attacks happening, they claim innocence, which can only mean that something dark has made its way to our little town. And I have no intention of being the next target, even if I have to face my darkest nightmare.
Title: Pawns and Puzzles
Author(s): Sarah Ettritch
Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Norn Publishing (June 29, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Coming of Age / Lesbian /
Blurb: Two friends learn how quickly life can change when they go from living lives of luxury to being the most wanted fugitives in the land.
When assassins threaten Princess Fi’s life, her foster sister Erryn summons cursed beasts to save her. Branded a heathen, Erryn escapes the guards ordered to kill her and flees for her life. When she hears about a faraway temple that may reveal why she has summoning powers, she sets out on the long journey to reach it. But Erryn’s pampered life doesn’t serve her well in the wild. Bounty hunters and guards become the least of her worries.
Back at the castle, Fi tries to carry on with her life. But then her father is assassinated, and Fi is framed for the crime. With the help of those loyal to her, she escapes from prison and searches for Erryn, hoping to enlist her aid in reclaiming the throne. But the outside world isn’t kind to treacherous princesses. Fi’s quest to prove her innocence leads to another cage, one that has her wishing she was back in a prison cell.
Pawns and Puzzles was originally published as a serial novel. It contains the first seven installments in the Daros Chronicles (Friends Torn Apart, On the Run, Blood and Blades, Place Your Bets, Friend or Foe, Loyalty and Lies, and Leap of Faith).
Title: King of the Fire Dancers
Series: Shift Happens, 1
Author(s): ST Sterlings
Length: 318 pages
Publisher: Ninestar Publishing
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Bisexual / Abduction / Captivity / Enemies to Lovers / Shifters / Slow Burn ?
Blurb: When he’s propositioned by a wealthy stranger, it seems Coy Conlin’s impoverished life is about to be upgraded. But before he can share the news with his family, he comes home to find his grandmother murdered and his little brother missing. To make matters worse, he’s thrown in prison along with every other shifter under the Sovereign’s orders.
August Seaton left his laboratory job at the Asuda Registry to become a Registry officer. But after a mission with his partner goes horribly wrong, August ends up with Coy’s dead grandmother on his hands, and Coy thinks he’s the murderer. Worst of all, his partner discovers his secret.
August is a shifter. And now he’s Coy’s cellmate. Coy and August must survive each other, abusive guards, and a scientist hell-bent on forcing Coy into a breeding program.
Teamed up, the pair escape prison and journey across the country. With the Registry hot on their trail, they have enough things to worry about. Falling for each other wasn’t supposed to be one of them.
Title: Thief's Blade
Series: (Magic of Dimmingwood Book 1)
Author(s): C. Greenwood
Length: 161 pages
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / Coming of Age /
Blurb: Blessed. Betrayed. Imprisoned. The captive has escaped and he wants revenge...
Luka’s carefree existence as the spoiled son of a minor noble ended the day his family was arrested and imprisoned in the Eyeless Tower. His father, a political rival to the praetor of Camdon, would never live to see freedom again. Luka should have joined his father on the scaffold but fate – or the schemes of men – intervened. Escape came.
Now Luka has a chance to thwart his persecutors and avenge his family. Beginning life again in a distant province, he takes a new name – Rideon. But the past he left behind won’t stay buried. His father’s old foe is determined to destroy him. Rideon finds help, only to discover a sinister purpose drives his mysterious allies. His new weapon seems to be cursed by an evil spell. Worst of all, he has offended a powerful faction within the city of Selbius. The treacherous thieves’ guild is out for his blood and their cunning thief king won’t be satisfied until Rideon feels the wrath of his infamous blade.
The only whisper of hope seems to come from the shadows of far away Dimmingwood. But can Rideon reach that haven, protect his young brother, and dodge all foes until his day of vengeance comes? Or will the traitors, thieves, and magickers surrounding him finish the deadly work his enemies began?
Title: The Curse
Series: The Witches of Salem, 1
Author(s): TS Mckinney
Length: 166 pages
Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (August 2, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay /
Blurb: Witches. Warlocks. Hocus Pocus.
I didn’t believe in any of those things. To be honest, the only thing I really believed in….really had faith in its existence, was bad luck. There was too much proof of it in my life to deny it.
As it turns out, the bad luck that accompanies me wherever I go escalated to a heightened level following a visit form a long-lost relative I didn’t even know existed. She starts spouting nonsense about my parents really loving me (even though they committed suicide a few days after my birth), how my mother tried using witchcraft to save their lives…and how there is a curse hanging over my head that requires my death on my twenty-fifth birthday. Supposedly all the Bailey men commit suicide on their twenty-fifth birthdays due to this curse.
Total craziness, right?
A small dash of intrigue and a heaping-helping of fear cause me to pack up and head to Salem, Massachusetts – where it all started. Here’s my biggest problem: my twenty-fifth birthday is only a couple of weeks away and I’m having these very sensual dreams about a man I don’t know.
I might not know him, but I sure want him.
Series: What Lies Beneath Enigma, 1
Author(s): Ditter Kellen
Length: 363 pages
Genre: Romance / Alien Sci-Fi /
Blurb: Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever. Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life. Amidst a deadly virus, seemingly impossible to stop, and a corrupt Government placing a price on their heads, Hauke and Abbie run for their lives, uncovering conspiracies, deceptions, and a love that won't be denied...
Recommend reading the books in order. This is not a serial, and it does have a happy ever after, but the story moves forward with a new hero and heroine in the next book.
Author(s): Melissa Collins
Length: 323 pages
Publisher: M. Collins Author, LLC (April 28, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay /
Blurb: Micah Hudson and Jude MacMillian were both lonely teenagers. One the new kid and one the target of relentless bullying, they quickly became friends. But when friendship grew into more, the relationship was too much for either to handle. As their tenuous bond was tested, everything tumbled down, leaving them lonely once again.
A decade later, Micah is on the brink of losing his will to live. Beyond exhausted from lying to everyone, including himself, Micah thinks of the one person who knows his deepest secret. Desperate and alone, Micah makes the only decision he feels he has: he must leave. But his need for closure depends on one thing.
Can Jude make room in his Unsteady life for Micah once again?
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