Here's today's selections for the wish list/TBR. Enjoy!
Author(s): Abigail Hilton
Series: (The Guild of the Cowry Catchers Book 1)
Length: 256 pages
Genre: Romantic? / Gay / Epic Fantasy /
Blurb: A tortured prince. A snarky assassin. An assignment that’s about to land them in a world of trouble.
Gerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel. He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity--the service of the High Priestess.
Unfortunately, his superior officer, Silveo, takes an instant disliking to Gerard. Silveo has a reputation for cruelty, cunning, and a biting wit. Rumors claim that he was once an assassin, who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuse.
In spite of their differences, the Priestess insists that Gerard and Silveo cooperate to destroy the charismatic pirate, Gwain, and his mysterious organization, the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Gwain has been killing off the Temple Police for years, and he seems likely to make a swift end of Gerard...if Silveo doesn't do it first.
Author(s): Sarah Monette
Series: (Doctrine of Labyrinths #1)
Publisher: Ace Hardcover (August 2, 2005)
Genre: Non-Romantic / Gay MC / Fantasy
Notes: I selected this series because I wanted to read one in the middle of the 4 books. I picked it up off GoodReads and didn't realize that it wasn't available on ebook. I might hunt down the paperbacks anyway.
Mélusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found...
Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become.
As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...
Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.
Title: Match Day
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Series: (Adventures INK Book 1)
Length: 193 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary /
Blurb: Jilted at the altar!
Doctor Zack Sorensen planned to spend the entire ten-day luxury honeymoon cruise drunk off his ass. Why not? He paid a fortune for the tickets. Non-refundable tickets. If anyone deserved to be drunk for ten days solid it was Zack.
Brian O’Daly - brother of the runaway bride and best man - had no intention of letting his best friend spend the next ten days alone, and most likely drunk, on a ship, with no one to keep him from falling overboard.
But what exactly did one do on an accidental honeymoon? For ten days. To romantic destinations. In one bed… when one is secretly in love with one’s best friend.
Brian and Zack are about to find out.
Title: The Highlander
Author(s): Kasia Bacon
Series: (The Order Book 2)
Length: 58 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /
Blurb: I, Lochan of the famed Féyes clan, know all about fighting.As a half-breed Elf, I have struggled against prejudice and feelings of inadequacy.
A recluse by nature, I have battled my aversion to touch and interaction with others.
To become an assassin of The Order, I have learnt to overcome the limitations of my mind and body.
But denying the power Ervyn Morryés holds over me might be the one fight I lose. The truth is—damn it all—the relentless Highlander brings me to my knees.
Note: This novelette is the second in the Order Series, and not a stand-alone installment. Reading THE MUTT is crucial for its full enjoyment.
Author(s): Donya Lynne
Series: All The King's Men Series
Length: 217 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Blurb: Micah Black thought he was the last of his bloodline. He was wrong. Dead wrong.
Micah just found out he has a brother. Ronan, the cat burglar who broke into his apartment and stole the ankh Micah had been entrusted to protect, has turned out to be none other than his own flesh and blood. But that’s not the only revelation Micah uncovers about his family. After centuries of thinking his father was killed during the war, he learns that his father is alive. Still suffering the loss of Micah’s mother, his beloved mate, but alive.
The discoveries continue to pile up as more tightly held secrets and shocking surprises come to light, upending Micah’s world, sending him into a whirlwind of emotions and memories of war, love, and death. But it’s what King Bain reveals that throws Micah for the biggest loop. One that will chart a new path for Micah’s future and change the course of the coming war between the vampires and the drecks forever.
Picking up where Bound Guardian Angel left off, BLACK gives you a glimpse of Micah as you’ve never seen him before. You will be introduced to new characters pivotal to the survival—and hearts—of the characters you’ve come to love. Aliases will be revealed, alliances will be formed, and new enemies exposed as paranormal forces converge in a battle to decide who will ultimately rule humanity.
Title: The Dark Ability
Author(s): DK Homberg
Series: The Dark Ability, 1
Length: 334 pages
Publisher: ASH Publishing (January 4, 2016)
Genre: Non-Romantic / Coming of Age / Sword & Sorcery / Fantasy /
Blurb: Exiled by his family. Claimed by thieves. Could his dark ability be the key to his salvation?
Rsiran is a disappointment to his family, gifted with the ability to Slide. It is a dark magic, one where he can transport himself wherever he wants, but using it will only turn him into the thief his father fears.
Forbidden from Sliding, he’s apprenticed under his father as a blacksmith where lorcith, a rare, precious metal with arcane properties, calls to him, seducing him into forming forbidden blades. When discovered, he’s banished, sentenced indefinitely to the mines of Ilphaesn Mountain.
Though Rsiran tries to serve obediently, to learn to control the call of lorcith as his father demands, when his life is threatened in the darkness of the mines, he finds himself Sliding back to Elaeavn where he finds a black market for his blades - and a new family of thieves.
There someone far more powerful than him discovers what he can do and intends to use him. He doesn’t want to be a pawn in anyone’s ambitions; all he ever wanted was a family. But the darkness inside him cannot be ignored - and he’s already embroiled in an ancient struggle that only he may be able to end.
Title: Survival for Three
Author(s): Nicole Stewart
Length: 190 pages
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Bisexual / MMF /
When Nadia Clark’s charmed life as a billionaire is blown off track by a near-death experience, she signs up for a survival training course. But, nothing can prepare her for the storm of passion she encounters next. Her instructor lights her fire and takes her body to ecstasy.
He’s a man who needs no one. She’s a woman still under her father’s thumb, and Wilson Clark would not approve. Especially since she wants her classmate, too. They can’t afford to get lost in their desires…
But there’s no denying human nature.
Perry Evans has a bigger problem than his attraction to a spoiled heiress. He has to keep his business thriving. He ignores the lust that is as wild as the Smoky Mountains he knows like the back of his hand. Much less familiar is his attraction to his other student…
It’s about to get primal.
Lincoln Easley is used to an action-packed life…At least, on camera. Both Nadia and Perry help him reveal his true character. Yet, their connection can only survive away from prying eyes.
And, everyone knows there’s danger in the woods…
Survival for Three is a scorching hot Bisexual / Menage MMF romance with explicit scenes and a guaranteed HEA ending!
Title: Lyle's Story
Author(s): Kay Berrisford
Series: (Landlocked Heart Book 2)
Length: 89 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /
Blurb: Lyle, a merman, and Ben, his human, work together in a seaside ice-cream parlour and their life together is bliss. Or would be, if not for Ben's constant worries about career and money, and Lyle's dark past—a myriad of secrets, lies, wild magic, and foul deeds, which now threaten to catch up with him.
When Lyle's merfolk family accuse him of murder, Ben and Lyle's bond is stretched to the limit. Not only does Lyle seem unsuited to Ben's dreams of domestic happiness, his magical powers are spinning dangerously out of control. Even Lyle isn't entirely sure he's innocent.
With Ben dragged deep into the enchanted processes of merfolk justice, escaping with his life—and getting home to an important job interview—is just the start of the challenge. Uncovering Lyle's inner truths without destroying their love could be a step too far...
Title: Stalking Tender Prey
Author(s): Storm Constantine
Series: The Grigori Trilogy Book 1
Length: 488 pages
Publisher: Immanion Press; 3rd edition (May 6, 2012)
Genre: Non-romatnic / Gay MC / Fantasy / Mythology / Fairies Tales /
Blurb: The Grigori are an ancient race; powerful people who possess abilities and powers humans do not. They gave rise to the legends of the fallen angels, and their descendents live on among us, hidden within human society, moving wheels within wheels, making changes unseen across the world.
The twins Owen and Lily Winter always have always known they are different to everyone else who lives in the quiet village of Little Moor. Their mother is dead and they never discovered who their father was. When the mysterious stranger, Peverel Othman, arrives in Little Moor, their lives are destined to be changed for ever, and ancient secrets are unearthed in the High Place in the forest and the haunted towers of the shuttered and deserted mansion, Long Eden.
Among the upper echelons of Grigori society, the search begins for an Anakim – a rogue Grigori whose existence threatens the security of his race and the lives of those who cross his path. Aninka Prussoe, whose own life has been shattered by contact with the Anakim, is among those who are led towards Little Moor and the final climax to a story that never ended and which has haunted both humanity and Grigori alike for millennia.
Stalking Tender Prey is the first volume in Storm Constantine’s acclaimed Grigori trilogy, examining the myths of the fallen angels and the Nephilim.
Title: Green's Hill Werewolves Vol. 1
Author(s): Amy Lane
Series: (Little Goddess)
Length: 322 pages
Genre: Romantic Elements / Bisexual / Paranormal / Fantasy / MMF /
In the world of the Little Goddess
Teague Sullivan and Jack Barnes work in the dangerous gray area between the natural and supernatural worlds, helping people who get separated from the safety of Green’s Hill find their way home. Teague's in the game for redemption—but Jack's in the game for Teague.
Teague is damaged, haunted, and about the loneliest man Jack has ever met, but Jack sees beyond Teague's scars and gruffness to the kindness and bravery underneath. Teague is pretty sure Jack's a green idealist—a scarred old dog like Teague will never be good enough for a sweet young pup like his Jacky.
When Jack is injured, the two hunters are sucked into the paranormal world they’ve been defending. Teague must reevaluate everything he's believed about their relationship. While Teague is sorting out his life both with Jacky and as a member of Green's Hill, Katy steps into the mix. She’s loved Teague since she was a child, and that love has only gotten stronger now that they’ve survived into adulthood. Teague Sullivan, who has lived “without” since he was born, is suddenly given all the things that make live worth living “with.” Does Teague have the courage to reach for two lovers and a place on Green's Hill?
For the first time in print: Yearning, Waiting, Reaching, and Changing.
Title: How We Survive
Author(s): Michele Notaro
Series: Reclaiming Hope, 1
Length: 368 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal /
With the world in chaos around us, the only thing I could do was try to keep Felix safe as we searched for our older brother. We’d been traveling for over two years, searching Ministry camp after Ministry camp and trying to steer clear of the Rebels. I didn’t know what to do when we ran into a whole group of shifters with guns. But then, the huge, gorgeous guy that found us did the unthinkable…
At first I thought the two young shifters were trying to sneak up on me, but I soon realized they were only passing through. I was going to send them on their way until I heard the others coming. What was I supposed to do? How else was I supposed to save them? The delicious man and his brother would’ve been killed had I not claimed him.
Will Nate and Tre be able to work together to keep themselves and their packmates alive? Or will they let the cruelty of the outside world tear them apart?
***How We Survive is the first book in the Reclaiming Hope series, but is a standalone novel. Each book in the series will feature a different couple, but the couples will show up throughout the series. It’s a paranormal shifter romance between two men with explicit language and graphic sex intended for Adults Only.***
Title: The Stark Divide
Author(s): J. Scott Coatsworth
Series: Liminal Sky, 1
Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Sci-Fi /
Blurb: Liminal Sky: Book One
Some stories are epic.
The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed.
Three living generation ships have been built with a combination of genetic mastery, artificial intelligence, technology, and raw materials harvested from the asteroid belt. This is the story of one of them—43 Ariadne, or Forever, as her inhabitants call her—a living world that carries the remaining hopes of humanity, and the three generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers working to colonize her.
From her humble beginnings as a seedling saved from disaster to the start of her journey across the void of space toward a new home for the human race, The Stark Divide tells the tales of the world, the people who made her, and the few who will become something altogether beyond human.
Humankind has just taken its first step toward the stars.
Title: Strictly Incubusiness
Author(s): Vanessa Mulberry
Length: 125 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /
Blurb: Incubi need sex to live but Kai’s been keeping himself hungry. He’s not one of those Fuck You to Death demons; he’s a decent guy who helps out at the Magical Animal Shelter and makes sure humans enjoy his body in moderation. He never expected to be arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, and away from his brothel for a few days, he soon finds himself starving. It doesn’t help that the bounty hunter who picked him up is an immortal, and a gorgeous one at that.
Tynan of the Mount is well aware that the incubus he arrested looks at him like he’s an all-you-can-eat buffet, but he wrote the Bounty Hunter Guild’s code of ethics and he’s not about to sleep with an acquisition, no matter how much they both want it. He needs to focus on work and get Kai into court without other Guild members trying to get a piece of the large reward on offer for his capture.
But Tynan believes in justice and when he discovers Kai is innocent he has to make a choice between Kai’s freedom and his own job. Can he guarantee a fair trial? Can he allow himself to feed Kai some of his unlimited life force through the medium of sex? And can he stop being a grumpy bastard for long enough to develop feelings for the handsome incubus?
Strictly Incubusiness is a stand-alone Fantasy MM Romance that enjoys long walks through the forest and role-playing as a light comedy at the weekends.
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