I've had a really decent reading week.
Series: The Remnant Gods, 1
Author(s): Elle Cross
Length: 394 pages
Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / Gods-Demons / Magic /
Notes: When I bought this I thought it was Reverse Harem, but I'm not so sure now. In some of these, the MC adds to her family with every book. I finished this last night and it's pretty good, though I have questions.
Blurb: A montage of his life flickered before my eyes. I felt every joy, heartbreak, triumph, and defeat. And then there was nothing but terror…
For years, powerful empath Vesper Tallinn has kept herself isolated from the rest of the world. Because of her ability to manipulate emotions, she has the tendency to draw dangerous people to her. She can count the number of people she trusts on one hand, because in her experience, it’s altogether safer to be alone. Not only that, but keeping her head down keeps her off the radar of the Remnant Gods, powerful and ancient beings whose behavior is unpredictable at best.
But thanks to Corbin Troy, her police detective best friend, Vesper is pulled into an extremely disturbing murder investigation. Bodies keep turning up, and the emotions Vesper senses are terrifying and dark, oozing with cruelty and malice. Both the culprit and motive remain a mystery, but one thing is clear: the Remnant Gods are somehow involved. But are they the victims? Or the perpetrators?
Vesper finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and magic, leading her on a search through bars and sex clubs, crime scenes and portals, as she tries to track down a killer…and the mysterious Lord Master, who might hold the clue to the entire case.
Over the course of the investigation, Vesper finds herself drawn to Deimos, the most powerful, enigmatic man in the city. He’s clearly more than human and it’s obvious he’s tangled up in the case. Deimos has no interest in discussing it with Corbin, because in his opinion, this is a matter for the Remnant Gods. Vesper, though, is another matter. Deimos is fascinated by her and seems intent on having her in his life…and his bed.
All of which begs the question: Is he friend or foe?
And how much is Vesper willing to risk to find out?
Title: Stag Heart
Author(s): Erin O Quinn
Length: 104 pages
Publisher: New Dawn Press (April 12, 2018)
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Historical / Gay / Action & Adventure /
Blurb: What happens when an innocent, natural soul is thrown together with a highly attractive but morally corrupt man?
~Dub is a scholar-warrior seeking inner peace in an often brutal world.
~Fergus is the bad boy son of a king who needs to learn to become a man.
~Oisean is an innocent, a wilding whose soul stirs in rhythm with raw nature.
These three are forced by circumstance to live and learn and finally survive together on Ireland's sacred Hill of Tara, where mischief and mayhem lie hidden by ancient stones.
An M/M historical romance fantasy-adventure set in The Iron Warrior novel universe.
Author(s): Erin M. Leaf
Length: 164 pages
Genre: Romance / Psychic / Contemporary Setting? / Gay /
Blurb: Guy Keaton doesn’t want a hookup or a soulmate or anything in between. When he lost his wife to cancer, he knew he’d be alone for the rest of his life. He has a grown son, and his woodshop, and in a world where those born with powerful gifts are few and far between, that’s all that really matters.
Theo Fraser’s empathic gift is rare and strong. He isn’t looking for love, but when he meets Guy, everything changes, because he knows that when you find your soulmate, you hold on tight and don’t let go. The only problem is that Guy thinks he’s straight, and Theo doesn’t know if he can convince a man already set in his ways to change his mind.
Will Guy be able to give up his grief and accept Theo’s love? And what happens when a terrible betrayal forces them to fight to keep each other alive?
Title: Three Trials
Series: The Dark Side, 2
Author(s): Kristy Cunning
Length: 210 pages
Genre: Romance / Dark Fantasy / Gods 7 Demons / Reverse Harem / Humor /
Notes: I sort of devoured the two books in this series. I would definitely recommend if you're into poly romances with a darker side. And they are both $0.99.
Blurb: So, I've checked off some life goals and added a few new ones to my list.
Goal #5: Get out of hell's belly without letting my ungrateful charges die.
Goal #6: Get a new name that's more badass.
Goal #7: Stop wasting my breath on lectures and start annoying the quad hell squad every time they annoy me. Fight fire with fire. Ha! Another hell pun.
Goal 8: Find out who the hell killed me.
I'll add more. I don't want to overwhelm myself before I even finish checking off my old goals. But seriously, I really do need a more badass name, considering how much I have to keep saving my damsels in distress.
I probably shouldn't call them damsels, since they're a little murderous and all.
Maybe I should add seeing a hell-certified psychologist to my list of goals.
**Dark humor galore
Title: The Rising Tide
Series: (Liminal Sky, 2)
Author(s): J. Scott Coatsworth
Length: 388 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 16, 2018)
Genre: Romantic Elements / Sci-Fi / Gay /
Notes: Oops! I didn't realize this didn't come out until October...
Blurb: Earth is dead. Five years later, the remnants of humanity travel through the stars inside Forever: a living, ever-evolving, self-contained generation ship. When Eddy Tremaine and Andy Hammond find a hidden world-within-a-world under the mountains, the discovery triggers a chain of events that could fundamentally alter or extinguish life as they know it, culminate in the takeover of the world mind, and end free will for humankind. Eddy, Andy, and a handful of other unlikely heroes—people of every race and identity, and some who aren’t even human—must find the courage and ingenuity to stand against the rising tide. Otherwise they might be living through the end days of human history.
Series: Gods of War, 1
Author(s): Shannon West, TS McKinney
Length: 200 pages
Genre: Romance / Super Humans / Gay /
Blurb: Former Army Ranger William Logan is serving hard time in Leavenworth for a crime he didn’t commit. With three months left on his sentence, he’s approached by a recruiter for a private military group. The Red River Group make him an offer he can’t refuse—a get out of jail free card and a chance to continue as a soldier, working as a hired gun. He’s sent to join a team already in training for their first mission. The new soldiers are all former elite military but also misfits, like Logan, and recently sprung from brigs across the country.
At the training facility, he meets company man and trainer, Luke Warren, a former Navy SEAL. Logan begins an intense relationship with the prickly but gorgeous man as they get ready for a top-secret mission against the drug cartels in Mexico. The team has to make sure that MARS, a highly addictive and lethal new drug, along with the factory that produces it, is completely destroyed.
When everything on the mission goes wrong and the factory blows up in their faces, the team wakes up to find they not only survived, but the now have impossible enhanced strength and abilities. Frightened and confused, not knowing who to trust, Logan leads the team in a run for the States to find a safe haven, forcing Luke to come with them.
With violence and intrigue swirling around him, Logan relies on his instincts and his ingenuity to discover who his allies and his enemies really are. As they travel across the country, Logan and Luke begin to realize that they have to stick together and they’ll need all their newfound abilities and a lot of luck to make it out of this alive.
Title: Fighting for You
Series: (Lifesworn Book 2)
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Ninestar Press
Genre: Romance / Fantasy / MMM / Marriage of Convenience? /
Blurb: All Penli wants to be is left alone. After nearly a decade of blood and violence, and a lifetime of enduring his cold, ambitious family, it’s almost a relief to be practically alone in the middle of a desert kingdom with no way to return home because of the warrant out for his arrest.
The very last thing he needs is to be consumed by a fit of honor and nobility—but he would much rather die than ever see the two sweet, intriguing men who cross his path forced apart, one to be thrown to the streets, the other to marry a malicious bully Penli has despised for years.
Though he means only to free them, having no desire to marry after barely escaping one unwanted marriage, with each passing day Penli fears the only thing more difficult than throwing his life away will be resisting the urge to build a new one with two men he barely knows.
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