Reading on the other hand has been hit and miss. Nothing is holding my attention. I don't know if it's because I'm so tired or what. I feel a gaming season coming on...
Title: Wolf and the Holly
Series: (The Rowan Harbor Cycle Book 2)
Author(s): Sam Burns
Length: 199 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Notes: Already read this but leaving it here. Good series.
Blurb: Five years ago, Jesse dropped out of college and came home to Rowan Harbor to find safety with his pack. A broken man, he’s been living as though the world is ending—allergic to responsibility and spending most of his nights at the local bar.
But he can’t avoid growing up forever. On the night of his thirtieth birthday party, he finds his childhood friend Isla unconscious, attacked in the middle of their peaceful hometown. The wolf inside him wants to protect its people from the slick-haired, smooth-talking vampire who’s brought trouble to town, and Jesse can’t run from his instincts any longer.
Now that his inner wolf is out of its cage, it’s picked the most inconvenient moment to find its mate. Sean Anderson—recently back from college and much changed from the skinny preteen Jesse once knew—is just what he never knew he needed.
Trigger Warning: discussion of past abuse.
This novel is intended for adult audiences, and contains swearing and sex.
This is the second of nine books in The Rowan Harbor Cycle, not a standalone. It continues where the first book left off. Jesse and Sean will return in book five to continue their story, so this book contains a HFN, not their HEA.
Title: Fool for You
Author(s): Asta Idonea, Ava Kelly, Daria Defore, Helena Maeve, Kashmira Majumdar, L.J. Hamlin, Laurin Kelly, Melissa Snowdon
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Romance / Anthology / Bisexual / Contemporary / Fantasy / Gay/ Genderqueer / Lesbian / Pansexual / Poly / Steampunk/ Urban Fantasy
Wagered & Won by Helena Maeve—Nearly caught picking pockets at a casino in Silvergarde, Kathra owes her closest getaway yet to the mysterious Cecily, a bewitching gambler with a lethal secret. Over the course of a single night and a high-stakes card game, Kathra is drawn into a web from which she may not wish to escape.
Toils & Tricks by Asta Idonea—Centuries ago, the gods grew tired of being forever on call, and so they hired counterparts to be their representatives. When Sverrir, Loki's representative, is called on to foil a blackmail scheme, he think it will be a simple task...
Whiskey & Pixie Dust by L.J. Hamlin—Shane loves and hates his best friend, a mischief demon, in equal measure. But when the demon takes it upon himself to play matchmaker, Shane thinks the hate might just win out.
Sussicran: A Love Story by Melissa Snowdon—Eager to escape an otherworldly bet, mirror demon Llednew determines to steal the life of a lonely young man. But executing his brilliant idea proves to be more difficult than anticpated.
A Spell for Luck by Daria Defore—When he's forced to spend the summer studying magic at his aunt's house, a bored Tom promptly starts looking for any way to escape. He probably shouldn't resort to making a deal with an extremely friendly demon, but he's too curious to say no...
Kneadful Things by Laurin Kelly—When Adam answers an ad for work at a local bakery, he has no idea what he's in for. Despite the storefront's dilapidated condition and isolated location, a steady stream of customers come through hoping to find what they're looking for from Jin, the mysterious owner.
How to Trick a Trickster by Ava Kelly—Eric is a trickster working for the Corps of Undercover Passion Instigators and Distributors. His latest assignment takes him to a bookstore where he has to bring together Ivo Newton and Tom Euler. What he's not supposed to do is fall in love with both his targets.
The Great Coke Robbery by Kashmira Majumdar—Charlie and Jack used to be the best in the business in the heist business. And then Charlie fell in love and settled down. Ten years later, Jack is debt-ridden and down on his luck, and in walks Charlie, proposing to pull off the most outrageous job of their lives.
Title: Loving Kit
Author(s): LM Brown
Length: 350 pages
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing (February 19, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Aliens / Inter-species relationship / Gay / Mpreg / Poly /
Notes: Read this one last week. It was really good.
Blurb: Logan McRae expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship to New Earth. Instead, he finds himself facing two aliens whose help he'll need if he wants to find his people.
Kit doesn't know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it's definitely male and not completely different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn't always need words.
Halor has been reluctant to expand his nest, but he'll do anything to give Kit the happiness he deserves, even invite another man into their bed.
Logan has no idea that Kit isn't quite like other men until their passion results in unexpected consequences. Now he must choose between his mission and the two men who have given him everything he has ever wanted, as well as things he never dreamed of.
NOTE: There is an error on some of the sale pages that state this title is BDSM. It is not. Please be aware. We are working with Amazon to correct this error.
Title: Inconvenient Mate
Series: Mate of the Tyger Prince, 6
Author(s): Shannon West
Length: 260 pages
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Mpreg / Gay / Aliens / Inter-species relationship /
Blurb: After a long stint in the training camps, Prince Derrick and his best friend Kylar are finally coming home to Tygeria. Celebrating on the lawless moon Belline, the run into Drex pirates and a wild brawl ensues. When the smoke clears and the dust settles, a friendly drink with a gorgeous young man named Egan leads to more than they bargained for.
Both Kylar and Derrick wake up the next morning in the brothel upstairs, bleary-eyed, hung-over and knowing that something significant happened to each of them—they just aren't sure what it was. Running to catch their shuttle, they slip away from their wild night not knowing that the handsome and dangerous Rhaegar Barbosa, the pirate king himself, has claimed Derrick as his mate.
Teaming up to find the men who they now claim as their own, Rhaegar and Egan head to Tygeria. Rhaegar takes matters into his own hands and kidnaps Derrick, along with several members of the royal family. When threats begin to mount from all sides, Rhaegar realizes he may have to give up everything if he hopes to keep the one man he can't live without.
Title: Shoot the Messenger
Series: (Messenger Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Pippa DaCosta
Length: 285 pages
Publisher: Crazy Ace Publishing (February 22, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Reverse Harem / Poly / Fae /
Blurb: A new space fantasy reverse harem series where the guys are hot, the perils are many, and one rebel messenger holds the key to the survival of the human race.
Lies aren't her only weapons against the fae...
In the Halow system, one of Earth’s three sister star systems, tek and magic—humans and fae—are at war.
Kesh Lasota is a ghost in the machine. Invisible to tek, she’s hired by the criminal underworld to carry illegal messages through the Halow system. But when one of those messages kills its recipient, Kesh finds herself on the run with a bounty on her head and a quick-witted marshal on her tail.
Proving her innocence should be straightforward. Until a warfae steals the evidence she needs. The fae haven’t been seen in Halow in over a thousand years. And this one—a brutally efficient killer able to wield tek—should not exist. But neither should Kesh.
As Kesh’s carefully crafted lie of a life crumbles around her, she knows being invisible is no longer an option. To hunt the warfae, to stop him from destroying a thousand-year fragile peace, she must resurrect the horrors of her past.
Kesh Lasota was a ghost. Now she’s back, and there’s only one thing she knows for certain: Nobody shoots the messenger and gets away with it.
IMPORTANT: The Messenger series is a reverse harem. The harem elements develop during the series. This series does NOT feature a love triangle.
Full length novel: 80,000 words. Book #1 Messenger Chronicles. Science-fantasy.
Title: Trees Take the Long View
Series: (shifters and partners Book 17)
Author(s): Hollis Shiloh
Length: 145 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Alec dropped out of the shifters and partners program, disillusioned forever with the police. Now an unfairly handsome troubleshooter is here to try to tempt him back. To complicate matters, he might just be Alec's mate.
Despite their differences, Alec wants to make it work (as mates—not partners). But it'll take time for Dean to figure out what he wants. No matter the attraction between them, it might take an awfully long time.
Fortunately, Alec can be as patient as a tree...even if he can't keep his nose out of Dean's job...
A shifters and partners novel (standalone)
Title: Lovers & Liches
Author(s): GD Penman
Length: 43 pages
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (February 17, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay /
Notes: The blurb had me at "half-orc"
Blurb: Korgulg Skulltaker is a swarthy half-orc barbarian with a hunger for battle and a lust to match. Lady Leithianel Stormsong is a beautiful elven wizard of great power and wit. Both are on an epic quest to destroy the evil Lich Voldridas and save the world from his tyranny.
Their players, Greg and Gabriel, have been friends since they were teenagers, but while they have the bravery to explore dark dungeons and slay terrible dragons at their friend’s dining room table, they can’t muster up the courage to tell one another how they feel.
Every week for the last decade, they have gathered with their friends to play games of adventure and magic together, without ever letting their real fantasies come to life. But all of that could change with just a roll of the dice.
Title: Moon Burned
Series: (The Wolf Wars Book 1)
Author(s): HD Gordon
Length: 282 pages
Genre: Romance / Kiss-Ass Female Lead / Dystopia / Paranormal / Fighting Ring /
Blurb: Shift, Fight, Survive—Those are the rules of The Ring. Two wolves enter, one wolf leaves.
My name is Rukiya Moonborn. I am a slave, a werewolf whose master forces me and many others to fight to the death for the entertainment of the wealthy.
Named 'Dogs' after the lesser beasts, wolves like me live short, violent lives. The masters dangle the illusion of hope in front of us by insisting any wolf who survives 100 fights in The Ring can win his or her freedom.
I am on my eighteenth fight against the West Coast Champion—the biggest she-wolf anyone has ever seen. As if this weren't enough, I find a wolf pup who is destined for slavery as a Dog, and help the child escape the master's clutches—a crime easily punishable by death.
When Ryker—the master's handsome right-hand—catches me in the act, I embark on a journey that will be the ultimate test of my courage and strength.
“If you like Patricia Briggs, Sarah J Maas, and Ilona Andrews, you’ll LOVE H. D. Gordon’s strong female heroines and the magical worlds she builds.
Title: Mage of Inconvenience
Author(s): Parker Faye
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Marriage of Convenience / Paranormal / Mage / Gay /
Blurb: Can they find the magic in a practical union?
West is on the run from his werewolf pack, but if he cannot renew his magical defenses, he won’t get far. What he needs is a mage….
Julian is part of a wealthy and ancient family, and one day, his legacy will include his mother’s vast library of spell books—and the knowledge he needs to correct his past mistakes. But his inheritance comes with a stipulation: he has to be married before he can collect. What he needs is a husband….
West and Julian can help each other, and at first they don’t want anything further. But as they dodge meddling cousins, jealous rivals, and an insidious drug, it becomes clear that their lives are entwined in ways they never imagined—and they’re in greater danger than they thought possible.
Title: The Wolf's Man Friday
Series: Nose and Tail, Inc. 2
Author(s): Julia Talbot
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: A Nose to Tail Novel
The last thing Sebastian Zeller wants is to be pack Alpha. But when the pack leader, his uncle Ron, is attacked, he has no choice but to leave his beloved Colorado mountains and fulfill his duty as Ron’s heir—at least until his uncle recovers. In the meantime, he intends to lure the attacker out… and make them pay.
When Ron gets wind of Sebastian’s plan to catch the attacker, he doesn’t like the idea of risking his heir.That’s where Jaxon Reedis comes in—he’ll balance protecting the dark and sexy werewolf with pretending to be his personal assistant. He’s walking a fine line that requires all his foxy wit and craftiness… and that’s on top of the inescapable feeling that he and Sebastian are meant for each other. When the attacker returns, will they be able to maintain their deepening bond when danger threatens to tear down everything they’re building?
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