I've been familiarizing myself with the universe of Valespia so that I can get back to writing Bespoken. There is so much data in this series. Characters, backgrounds from prominent characters, planet histories, corporations, military, and all the things that make up the Valespian Pact. I think I'm going to draw up a couple of maps for several places so that I don't have to reread the series to remember how things are set up. This is the biggest and most detailed universe that I have created and every once in a while I had to stop and worry about how to keep it all straight. I neglected to take detailed notes on some things so I have spent time putting those together.
Oh, and about Releasing Chaos, the blog tour starts tomorrow (Sunday, August 6th.) Each blog that requested original content was given a flash fiction story in the Sumeria's Sons universe so don't miss out on those or the giveaway attached to it. There are 10 flash fiction pieces and the combined word count it about 22k.
Until then, here's this week's wish list. Enjoy!
Title: Two Bears and a Baby
Author(s): Eden Winters, PD Singer
Length: 171 pages
Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Gay / Mpreg /
Blurb: A bear walked into a bar—and found a family.
The Urso of Ballantine Mountain intended to run a ragtag bunch of shifters out of his territory. Instead, Sawyer Ballantine found his mate. Once the lone bear on the mountain, now Sawyer shares his life and bed with Dillon, who’s still learning how to be a proper bear. Sawyer tells the stories of the First Bears, from whom all other bear shifters descended, but how did two male bears become the fathers of many?
The varied shifters of Ballantine Mountain coexist peacefully—Sawyer manages them with an iron paw. Yet danger lurks. The wolves have plans of their own, and they don’t include taking orders from bears.
Two bears, seven wolves, no contest.
If Dillon didn’t heave every time he smells bacon.
Two Bears and a Baby follows on from A Bear Walks Into a Bar but can be read as a standalone.
This 192 page novel contains randy bears, rogue wolves, a bitey fox shifter, and a certain amount of morning sickness.
Title: Much Ado About Pirates
Series: (Never Lost Book 1)
Author(s): Falcom Storm
Length: 41 pages
Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling / LGBT Characters / Fantasy /
Blurb: A mysterious castaway…
A deluge of strange sorcery…
A warped love triangle…
Captains Hook and Callaghan like you’ve never seen either of them before…
Welcome to Much Ado about Pirates!
When a beautiful castaway called Belle falls from the sky and transforms the decks of the Malendroke into a mystical forest, Quinn and her crew know they are in for a whole new world of trouble. But it is first mate James who proves most at risk, quickly falling head-over-heels under their new passenger’s spell.
Soon the merry crew of the Malendroke find themselves caught in the middle of a feud between warring faerie courts, and James finds himself at odds with a tribe of savage youth who have taken to the forest to escape the persecution of the church. The tribe’s leader—neither male nor female, known only as Pan—is the most savage of all the warring parties and absolutely hell-bent on keeping Belle confined to the forest for eternity.
With fairies, magic, pirates, and more, this new chapter of the Plundered Chronicles shows Quinn and her crew like you’ve never, never seen them before.
Series: Alliance, 1
Author(s): Jambrea Jo Jones
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay /
Notes: Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release.
General Release Date: 19th September 2017
Blurb: Retribution: Is love worth the cost?
Rave Anders lost everything - his job, his lover, and part of his soul. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, it's taken him years to build up a respectable intergalactic transport business. Pulled into a web of intrigue and espionage, Rave is forced to face ex-lover Kain Sims, the one man he no longer trusts.
On a mission for the Alliance, Kain must convince Rave the fate of a world rests in both their hands. Kain needs Rave to help to destroy a deadly weapon before it can be used to eradicate a planet. But that's the easy part; the hard part is making Rave believe he never wanted to leave him in the first place.
Can they save a world and reclaim the love they once shared, in a galaxy of deception?
Title: Fire & Ice
Author(s): Chance Carter
Length: 254 pages
Publisher: Bookclicker (July 16, 2017)
Genre: Romance /
Notes: I snagged the cover from amazon because the title said: Fire & Ice: A Ménage Fantasy. I was thrilled to find a poly romance set in a "fantasy" setting. Then I read the blurb as I was posting. Oi! My fault for not reading further but I'll check out the sample anyway. I really want poly romances that aren't contemporary. I want more.
Blurb: Two men.
Exact opposites of each other.
I'm going to have them ...
One’s as cool as ice. Makes sense he’s a pro hockey player.
The other’s fiery and passionate. He’s a firefighter who risks his life for a living.
They're my Fire and Ice.
And they're both after me.
They want me with an intensity that scares me.
They’ll stop at nothing until one of them has me.
Believe me, I’m not that girl.
I never even had a ménage fantasy.
And now I’m in the middle of one!
Two men, Fire and Ice.
How would you choose?
Title: Nice Dragon's Finish Last
Series: (Heartstrikers Book 1)
Author(s): Rachel Aaron
Publisher: Aaron/Bach, LLC (July 13, 2014)
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / New Adult / Cyber Punk /
Blurb: As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.
Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ--a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit--Julius has one month to prove he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to need some serious help to survive this test.
He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons...
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Length: 98 pages
Publisher: Tor.com (September 22, 2015)
Genre: Sci-Fi / First Contact /
Blurb: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive.
Title: Negative Return
Series: (Durga System Series, 2)
Author(s): Jessie Kwak
Length: 156 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk / Gay / Action & Adventure /
Blurb: He's gone too far to land safely — but going forward is definitely gonna get him killed.
Manu Juric is a mediocre bounty hunter. But he’s damn good at reading people and creating unexpected explosions — and that can take you a long way in this business.
Not far enough, he learns when he tries to take out one of Bulari’s most notorious crime lords: Willem Jaantzen.
After the attempt is horribly botched, Jaantzen spares Manu’s life in exchange for joining up with his motley crew for one small heist. There’s a reason Manu avoids teamwork: it’s the worst. And as the increasingly unpredictable job plunges Manu into an ever-tangling web of uneasy dangers and bristly egos, he realizes he’s going to need to find some allies — fast.
And the one man he may need to trust the most is the one he’s been contracted to kill.
NEGATIVE RETURN is the second book in Jessie Kwak’s Durga System series, a fast-paced series of gangster sci-fi novellas set in a far-future world where humans may have left their home planet to populate the stars, but they haven’t managed to leave behind their vices. And that’s very good for business.
Title: In the Line of Fire
Author(s): Matthew Angelo
Length: 60 k
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay /
Blurb: Andrew's life in the Marine Corp is thrown into upheaval when he agrees to testify against the mafia—and life under the constant supervision of the FBI is made only moderately better by the compelling, attractive agent babysitting him.
Agent Shane lost his lover to the mafia, the very same men he must protect Andrew from, making it harder than ever to let the past lie and move on with his future. But with hitmen, betrayal, and violence around every corner, it's unlikely he or Andrew will ever get to see that future, and whether or not they could have one together.
Title: Uncommon Ground
Series: (Aliens in New York Book 1)
Author(s): Kelly Jensen
Length: 147 pages
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay /
Blurb: Dillon Lee’s grandfather was a conspiracy theorist. Every summer he’d take Dillon on a tour of New York City while entertaining him with tales of aliens. Fifteen years later, after a phone call from a lawyer, Dillon is carrying his grandfather’s ashes from landmark to landmark, paying a sort of tribute, and trying to figure out what to do with his unexpected legacy. When someone tries to steal the ashes, a guy Dillon has barely met leaps to the rescue, saving the urn and the day.
Steilang Skovgaard is a reclusive billionaire—and not human. He’s been living in Manhattan for over twenty years, working on a long-term plan to establish a safe haven for his people. For seven years, his reports have gone unanswered, however, and he is the only surviving member of his interstellar team. The connection he forms with Dillon soon after meeting him is something he’s missed, something he craves.
But after someone keeps trying to steal the ashes, it looks as though Dillon’s grandfather was involved in more than theories—and might not have been exactly who everyone thought he was. Steilang doesn’t know how close he can get to the truth without revealing himself, and Dillon is running out of people to trust. Can these two work out what’s going on before the thieves set their sights higher?
Title: The Brothers Next Door
Series: (A Striker Brothers MFM Romance)
Author(s): Terry Towers
Length: 503 pages
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Menage / MFM /
Blurb: After a night of epic sex, he left a thank-you note on my night-side table!
Imagine my surprise on moving day when I discover my one-night stand is now my new neighbor, Nate.
Last weekend, the hot NYPD officer gave me the night of my life. He looks almost as handsome in uniform as out of uniform. I wait for him to say something like... 'You were amazing.' Or 'What a night'. Or maybe, 'Dinner? My place?'
Sounds reasonable, right? After all, Nate left me hoarse from screaming his name, and aching from doing it in every position known to man. He also left me without a goodbye. Just a note. A freaking thank-you note. So, maybe I shouldn't be too surprised when he eyes me up and down and says three very different words.
'Have we met?'
Bastard. That's what I thought for a second.
But, it turns out Officer Casanova has a twin brother. Darrin.
Nate didn't forget me. In fact, he has plans for me, plans that include his brother and both of them having their dirty, wicked way with me. These gorgeous, sexy, demanding men want to share me. Sounds like a girl's dream come true, right? But what if a time comes when I have to choose?
** Note ** This is a hot summer menage read featuring two sexy cops and the woman who gained their affections, with no cheating, NO Cliffhangers and a HEA. Also included in this novel are the bonus novels of Failure to Stop and Forbidden Indulgences.
Title: Stoker & Bash
Series: The Fangs of Scavo
Author(s): Selina Kray
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Pronoun (June 7, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Historical / Gay / Vampires /
Blurb: At Scotland Yard, DI Timothy Stoker is no better than a ghost. A master of arcane documents and niggling details who, unlike his celebrity-chasing colleagues, prefers hard work to headlines. But an invisible man is needed to unmask the city’s newest amateur detective, Hieronymus Bash. A bon vivant long on flash and style but short on personal history, Bash just may be a Cheapside rogue in Savile Row finery.
When the four fangs of the Demon Cats of Scavo—trophies that protect the hunters who killed the two vicious beasts—disappear one by one, Stoker’s forced to team with the very man he was sent to investigate to maintain his cover. He finds himself thrust into a world of wailing mediums, spiritualist societies, man-eating lions, and a consulting detective with more ambition than sense. Will this case be the end of his career, or the start of an unexpected liaison? Or will the mysterious forces at play be the death of them both?
And just who is Hieronymus Bash?
Title: Raising Wolves
Author(s): Preston Walker
Length: 364 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Fated Mates / Gay /
Blurb: The fight for love.The battle for family.
Single, human father of a three-year-old werewolf, Jordan Hacker is in over his head. Determined to protect his daughter Darla, he searches for a way to get her out of the city to keep her safe. But before he can do so, Darla shifts, exposing her secret in front of a stranger.
Outreach leader, Jeffrey has been searching for the little girl shifter--as she is heir to the Alpha Prime. Her sexy and sensitive father has no idea of her heritage. But when Darla bites her father, turning him, it's up to Jeffrey to protect them all. The heat between Jordan and Jeffrey ignites as the two are forced to work together and trust each other. When their undeniable passion erupts, there's no turning back. Now, they must find a way to protect Darla and her rights to the throne before it's too late. Can they find true love while raising wolves together?
In this 75,000 word gay wolf shifter mpreg romance novel, two men fight a mutual enemy while fighting for the true love they've always wanted. With steamy scenes and ruggedly hot men, this novel takes you on a journey of pleasure and passion. But when one man discovers he's pregnant, will he fight for the family his enemy is hellbent on destroying?
Title: A Kiss of Brimstone
Series: Out in the Shadows
Author(s): Morgan Elektra
Length: 84 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (June 7, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Sparked in the shadows, their passion burns brighter than any fire in Hell.
Formed at the dawn of civilization and risen through the ranks of demonkind to command legions, Andras has never cared for anything so much as his duty to humanity and the Creator.
There is nothing on Earth that could hold a candle to his sense of purpose.
Ben travels the world alone, intent on destroying rogue vampires, feral werewolves, and corrupt witches. For him, hunting is more than a job, it's his life's calling.
But there is more in Heaven and Earth than he ever imagined, and the revelation sets his shadowed world ablaze.
From the moment their eyes meet, the desire in Andras' blood gives him a new mission: possess the rugged hunter. Will Ben resist the primal pull between them, or will he let the fire of the demon lord's lust consume him?
Title: The Brightest Embers
Author(s): Jeaniene Frost
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (December 1, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal /
Blurb: You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide…
Ivy thought that she and Adrian had conquered their fates. Yet with thousands of innocents still trapped in the demon realms, she's determined to locate the final hallowed weapon and harness its unparalleled power to free them. But the last relic nearly put Ivy in the grave—there's probably no coming back from this one.
Adrian's dark lineage has made him the most powerful of his kind, yet even his incredible abilities might not be enough now. Instead, the treacherous fate he has fought so hard to escape might be the only way he can save Ivy. Their undeniable bond has been tested before, but never with so much on the line. Now fate will come head-to-head against true love, and nothing they've endured can prepare Ivy and Adrian for the unthinkable choices they'll face…
Don't miss the earth-shattering conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series!
Title: Waters of Salt & Sin
Series: Uncommon World, 1
Author(s): Alisha Klapheke
Length: 355 pages
Genre: Fantasy / Fairy Tale & Folklore /
Notes: I've been looking at the book for a while. Might as well take the plunge!
Blurb: Orphaned and with only a small boat to her name, Kinneret is scraping out a low-caste living. Barely. It doesn’t help that she has a fiery temper, or that she secretly practices forbidden salt magic to control the sea. None of that will keep her and her younger sister fed.
And it won’t keep Calev, the Chairman’s son, close to her either. Their childhood friendship is tolerated, but when they come of age it will have to end. She can’t let Calev be outcast for her sake. She loves him too much.
The only real solution to all Kinneret’s problems is to rise above her station, so when a family friend offers her a map to the mythical island of silver, she will risk it all to seek a treasure lost to the seas for over 300 years.
Series: The Faeblood Chronicles, 1
Author(s): Malcomc B. Lambert
Length: 282 pages
Genre: New Adult / Fantasy / Magic / Gay / Paranormal /
Notes: Publication Date: August 16, 2017
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.
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