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Title: Blood Dance
Series: Alien Blood Wars, 1
Author(s): Samantha Cayto
Length: 287 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 13, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay /
Blurb: Book one in the Alien Blood Wars series
What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.
A thousand years ago, Alex captained an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Stranded, he has tried to keep his men together while forging a new life. He’s locked into a never-ending war with mutinous crewmembers that makes unsuspecting humans collateral damage. That humans mistake them as vampires is all to the good. Humans are still not ready to learn aliens live among them. Alex has finally found some peace running a private club, but the memories of a human, loved and lost, keeps him alone.
Quinn Cooper was kicked out of his family when he came out as gay. Having travelled to Boston, he takes a job in Alex’s club. His boss and the men around him are large, scary and hard to ignore—as is his instant attraction to Alex. Becoming involved with the boss is always tricky. There’s something about Alex, however, that’s too sexy and compelling to ignore.
Knowing that seducing the vulnerable and virginal Quinn is a bad idea, Alex tries to keep his distance. He’s also trying to protect the boy and everyone else when the traitorous crew once more stirs up trouble. Alex’s and Quinn’s growing attraction leads Quinn closer to the frightening truth of whose bed he shares, while putting him in unfathomable harm’s way. Alex has to find a path forward to end the alien war for good or risk losing another love.
Title: A Tiger's Tale
Series: (Arrowtown Book 1)
Author(s): Lisa Oliver
Length: 484 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Seth Carmichael never did anything wrong, but instead of working at the local library, he was running for his life. His herd was hunting him and with few resources, Seth's options were fading fast. Until, that is, he heard the rumble of a motorcycle. Peeking through the tree he was hiding in, he couldn't believe his eyes. Had salvation come in the form of a badass biker?
Ra (no last name and proud of it) was a tiger on a mission. He'd scented his mate and then the little rabbit ran away before his teeth could engage. Ra heard the gossip around Arrowtown; he knew his mate was a hunted man. But if the sweet man was on the run, he needed someone to look after him; Ra figured he was the right man for the job.
A meeting, a mating and yet another meeting. What should have been a straight forward relationship turned into so much more on their very first outing as a mated couple. Now Ra has to count on the strength of his mate and the help of his friends, if he and Seth are ever to have the HEA they'd planned for. And what was with all these Fae turning up out of the blue?
Warning: Contains a tiger who keeps putting his foot in it; a tiny lop-eared rabbit who is stronger than he looks and a bunch of friends who’ll hide a body, no questions asked.
Title: Dead Speak
Series: (Cold Case Psychic Book 1)
Author(s): Pandora Pine
Length: 214 pages
Genre: Romance / Mystery / Paranormal / Gay /
Notes: this has trigger warnings
Blurb: Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O’Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he’s got nothing to lose in enlisting the man’s help to find Michael.
Psychic Tennyson Grimm is riding high after helping South Shore cops find a missing child. He’s even being courted by the Reality Show Network about a program showcasing his abilities. He has no idea that his midday appointment with a customer, who instead turns out to be a police detective, is going to change the course of his life and his career.
With the blessing of the BPD, which badly needs an image make-over, Ronan is allowed to bring Tennyson in to assist with the Frye case. Being thrown together in front of cameras is never easy, but add in an emotional missing person’s investigation, a tight-lipped spirit, and a cop who’s a skeptic, and it definitely puts a strain on both men and their working relationship.
When the child’s body is found, the work to identify his killer begins. As Ronan and Tennyson get closer to solving the case, the initial attraction they feel for one another explodes into a passion neither man can contain.
Will working together to bring Michael’s killer to justice seal their fledgling bond, or will unexpected revelations in the case tear them apart forever?
Please be aware this book deals with the topic of child abuse, specifically, sexual abuse.
Series: (The Better to Kiss You With Book 2)
Author(s): Michelle Osgood
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (April 13, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Lesbian /
Blurb: Months after saving Jamie and Deanna from crywolf, Kiara and her brother Cole have moved into the city. While clubbing one night, Kiara is stunned to see her ex, Taryn, onstage. But before she can react, Jamie notices a distinctive tattoo in the crowd: an axe rumored to be the mark of the Huntsmen, a group of werewolf-tracking humans. The girls need to leave immediately—and since Taryn is also a werewolf, they need to take her with them.
The Huntsmen are more than a myth, and they’re scouring the city for lone wolves just like Taryn. Until the General North American Assembly of Werewolves lends a plan of action, Kiara’s small pack is on lockdown in a friend’s apartment, where she and Taryn must face the differences that drove them apart. Furthermore, the longer the group waits, the more it seems the Huntsmen haven’t been acting entirely on their own.
Title: Before Luck Runs Out
Series: The Chanmyr Chronicles, 2
Author(s): TJ Muir
Length: 312 pages
Genre: Non-romantic / Fantasy / Gay / Coming of Age / Sword & Sorcery /
Blurb: Orphan. Homeless. Half-breed.
Jedda’s nimble fingers keep him fed and alive in the shadowy alleyways of Tatak Rhe. Until the day he gets caught holding the coin purse of Karrahk, one of the city’s most powerful rulers.
Jedda braces himself to be imprisoned, or worse. But Karrahk sees his hidden heritage, a potential Jedda isn’t even aware of, so he takes the thief under his wing.
With some careful grooming and polish, it doesn’t take long for Jedda to work his way into the most influential circles of the city, gaining trust and uncovering useful secrets. But he never imagined he’d begin to care for some of these rich, frivolous, fools. And when his magic finally awakens, revealing the motives behind each player’s façade, Jedda must confront the fact that Karrahk just might be the biggest player of all.
Can Jedda extract himself from the lies and deceit before his luck runs out, or is it just too late to make things right?
Series: (The Shifter War Book 2)
Author(s): KK Ness
Length: 214 pages
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Magic / Gay /
Blurb: Sequel to Messenger, Book One of The Shifter War
As the first ever human custodian, Danil is sworn to protect the strange new magic threading across the deadlands. But the armies of Roldaer are stirring, and when an assassin nearly takes his life, Danil sets out to win the aid of the Amasian High Council.
With Hafryn by his side, Danil discovers that allies are rarely what they seem. Intrigue and betrayal haunt their steps, and soon Danil and Hafryn must use all their wits to stay alive. Meanwhile, a fearsome magic that has not been unleashed since the blackest days of the Great War is reawakened.
Using such magic could see Danil save the deadlands, or destroy it.
Title: The Alpha's Master
Series: (Venetian Hills Book 1)
Author(s): Ezra Dawn
Length: 83 pages
Genre: Romance / Shifter / Paranormal / Gay /
Notes: I didn't realize I had to read another series in order to comprehend some parts of this one when I grabbed the cover. I'll have to look them up, I guess.
Blurb: (This story ties directly into the Asphalt Bay Series and it is recommended that you at least read books 1-4 before starting this one.)
Joel McCray is the Alpha of the newly formed Venetian Hills Pack. After being forced from his old territory because of issues with another pack and a coven in the area he’s brought the pack back to the area he came from. When new issues arise it’s going to take the help of his ex-boyfriend and the local coven to get them sorted.
Alistair Vonderheide is the Master of the Venetian Hills Coven and an extremely old vampire although he doesn’t look it. He’s spent centuries waiting for his beloved so when he catches the man’s scent he’s more than excited. Until his second in command crushes that happiness with a single sentence. Refusing to be ‘that guy’ Alistair resigns himself to starvation.
Will Joel be able to solve his problems in time? Will Alistair die without ever knowing the love of a fated mate? Or will Fate decide to intervene before it’s too late?
(Warning: Contains sexual content, Man on Man action, and explicit language. Not recommended for those under the age of 18.)
Author(s): T. Stranger
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (February 6, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay /
Blurb: For killing his husband, Rook is sent to B-226—an alien planet populated by deadly creatures, where the average life expectancy for a prisoner is three weeks. Rook is relieved by the sentence—all he wants is to die and rejoin his husband.
Upon arrival on B-226, Rook is partnered with Stevie, who has beaten the odds and survived for several months. Rook is drawn to Stevie in a way he didn't expect in the aftermath of losing his husband. Before Rook can untangle the mess of his emotions, the already deadly situation on B-226 worsens, plunging Rook and Stevie into an even more desperate struggle to survive.
Title: Hearts Under Fire
Series: New Amsterdam, 1
Author(s): Kelly Wyre
Length: 233 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (January 25, 2018)
Genre: Erotic Romance / BDSM / Contemporary / Gay /
Blurb: Ten years ago, Clark thought he would spend his life as a military man. But his world turned into a nightmare when a suicide bomber destroyed his career. It's been a long road to recovery, but Clark has finally found peace. His bar, Glow, is the place to be in New Amsterdam; the son of the mayor employs Clark as a confidential information man; and the BDSM club he part-owns is a profitable release. Clark's life is a good one, so long as no one gets too close.
Then Daniel walks into Glow, and what Clark expects to be just another handsome face proves instead to be the kind of challenge he's been avoiding—but he just can't seem to walk away.
Title: A Fiercer Heat
Series: (Assured Elites Book 1)
Author(s): Parker Avrille
Length: 243 pages
Publisher: Paris April Press (January 10, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay /
Blurb: A new matchmaking service lands in the Big Apple, and no hot gay celebrity will go unpaired...
Rising singer Drew and former child star Traven have one thing in common― a desperate need for publicity to lift their careers to the next level.
“Actor dates singer” is the oldest publicity stunt in the book. If they pretend to be boyfriends, the tabloid press is guaranteed to report breathlessly on their every move. All they have to do is be all kissy face for the camera in public and all hands-off professionals in private.
Easy, right? Except for one thing. Assured Elites fake boyfriends have a way of becoming the real deal.
It isn't long until Drew and Traven find themselves struggling with the “hands-off in private” part.
This 60,000-word full-length steamy gay romance novel features fake boyfriends, a menace from the past, and two men who learn how to make beautiful music together. No cliffhangers, no cheating, and always a Happily Ever After.
This is the first novel in the Assured Elites trilogy. Each book follows a different couple, so they can be read in any order.
Title: Riding Lightning
Series: Starcrossed Dragons, 1
Author(s): Erin Bedford, JA Cipriano
Length: 324 pages
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Dragon / Poly / Psychics / Vampires / Magic /
Blurb: One woman. Three men. All Dragons.
A sexy, action-packed reverse harem that will make your toes curl!
Maya Rose has a problem. She's the last in her line of dragon shifters, and if she doesn't produce an heir soon, it could be disastrous for her kingdom.
In order to remedy this, her father, the king, has gathered the greatest heroes from across the lands, and set them on a quest to not only save the kingdom, but to win Maya's love.
Should they succeed, they will become her husband and rule by her side. Should they fail to win her love, death is the only answer.
But with so many dashing men willing to do anything to win her hand, how is a girl to choose?
Then again, no one ever said she had to pick just one.
After all, the fate of the realm is at stake, and maybe this time, more is merrier.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a love triangle. What you'll find inside is a reverse harem featuring hot sex, adult themes, dragons, cool weapons, action, adventure, a wise-cracking heroine, and much, MUCH more.
Title: Blackwelder 2164
Author(s): Christopher DJ
Length: 185 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (January 1, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Science Fiction / Gay /
Blurb: When it comes to hitting his target, Spencer Blackwelder can’t miss. But when it comes to hitting the mark in other areas of his life, his aim is way off, which is definitely a problem when you’re a military sharp shooter preparing for war with an alien species.
As penance for past mistakes in friendship and in love, Blackwelder makes the bold choice to relocate to Fort Felix, a military base on Neptune’s moon, a decision that could end up costing him his life. Once there, he meets: Juan Miguel Arías, to whom he takes an immediate liking; Vernita Burton, a true friend; and the men and women of Brant Squad, a group of lovable losers that he eventually takes under his wing.
Blackwelder is surprised to discover he has something to live for again, but all of that is threatened when war finally arrives on Fort Felix’s doorstep. Can Blackwelder find the hero within in time to save his squad, his planet, and the man he loves?
Author(s): Kat Bellamy
Length: 314 pages
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Colt Jager never knew what happened to the parents who abandoned him, and he never cared--until he inherited their ghoulish secret.
Raised as a human who had no idea he was anything but a blue-collar construction worker until the night of his 25th birthday, Colt finds it hard to adjust to life in the Kinship, a hidden world woven discreetly into human society.
After a grisly encounter with his true nature, Colt meets a family of human-friendly ghouls who teach him that there's a way to be inhuman without being inhumane. But things get complicated when he realizes that the "wolf attack" responsible for killing his boyfriend's brother was actually committed by a ghoul on the hunt.
When an elite family of especially monstrous ghouls called Alphas threatens the man he loves, Colt will have to lie to Jason to keep him safe. Can a predator ever truly be a hero, or will the man he loves become his prey?
Title: The Alien's Mail-order Bride
Author(s): Ruby Dixon
Length: 84 pages
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi /
Blurb: Though still carrying the scars of his past as an intergalactic soldier, Emvor doesn’t mind the quiet of his chosen life as a farmer. He doesn’t even mind that most nights are lonely on remote Cassa, but he does need help around his farm. A mail-order bride from his homeworld seems like the perfect solution. She’ll be a tall, sturdy female to help with the chores and bear his children.
Unfortunately, the person that arrives is Nicola. She’s small, delicate…and human. She also knows nothing about farming, and she's lied and deceived her way across the galaxy to get to Cassa so she can hide from those that would capture her. She's a problem, and also the most enticing thing he's ever seen.
Now Emvor has to decide…can he keep the woman who’s nothing like what he asked for but is everything he needs?
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