I've also been working on the rewrites for Constant (The Valespian Pact, 3). Those aren't going as fast I want to them but it's the Valespian Pact. The world is intricate and detailed. Though I love the story and plot arc, it's a bear to write in which makes me glad that I have the weekly chapters for Assassin's Retirement. I need that break from the Valespian Pact even if it is only for a day or two weekly.
I haven't been reading as much and you can probably tell since the Radar list has shrunk to a handful of books. But all that doesn't mean that I'm not always looking for something new to read. :)
Title: Written In Red
Series: The Others, 1
Author(s): Anne Bishop
Length: 514 pages; audio: 18 hours and 32 minutes
Publisher: Roc; 1 edition (March 5, 2013)
Genre: Alternate World/ Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Non-Romantic
Notes: This was recommended to me this week and I started it a couple days ago. I'm using it as reward at the end of my work days. This is really, really good. I didn't think I would like it this much.
Blurb: As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Title: Songs of the Sea
Author(s): Dean Frech
Length: 258 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Mermen
Blurb: Sartin’s amber eyes told his mother and the rest of the Sea People he was destined to become a great protector. Finding his mate at his twenty-third Winter Meeting, Sartin is overjoyed at finally being able to assume his destined role with Sommar by his side.
However, a freak storm soon takes Sartin far away from Winter Cove, and an injury to his tail prevents him from returning. Even worse, he can no longer hear the songs of his pod and his mate in his head.
Sartin finds love and acceptance from Maru, a member of the Land People, who nurses him back to health. When Maru’s people turn against him, Sartin faces a series of battles for his survival. Can the songs of Sommar and his fellow Sea People save him?
Title: The Diamond Dragon's Manny Mate
Series: The Jeweled King's Curse, 2
Author(s): Kiki Burrelli
Length: 162 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / Mpreg /
Notes: I haven't read the first one but this says it can be read as a stand alone.
Blurb: A Robin Hood conman, a cursed King and a brutal spell…
Flynn Stegman doesn’t love his life as a thief, but his nephew’s expensive asthma medication isn’t going to buy itself. Besides, after this last job, he won’t have to work again. The payoff is huge, but the danger involved is life-threatening. By impersonating another man, Flynn infiltrates the island of the recently discovered diamond dragons. He just needs to stay under the radar long enough to find the item he’s been hired to steal and to get out. Preferably before he’s found out and flung off the nearest cliff.
King Sebastian has spent the last five years in mourning. A horrible curse robbed him of his true love during childbirth and he can’t shake the grief long enough to run his country. Thankfully, his sister, the Guardian Princess Sorsha has taken control of the kingdom and keeps an eye on his daughter, but there is unrest, and a powerful old enemy is using that unrest to try to take the king’s power.
When Flynn accidentally saves the King’s daughter, his plan of staying out of sight goes horribly wrong. Five years old and full of more book smarts than should be possible in a kid her age, the little Princess has been left mostly on her own in the castle, until now. Flynn can now add, manny to a pint-sized Princess, to the list of things he’s endured while on a job.
Sebastian can’t manage to ignore his daughter’s new manny, he feels a pull toward the man that Sebastian thought he would never feel again. A dragon doesn’t get two mates, so then why does Sebastian’s inner beast long for the sly human? Whatever the reason, Sebastian finds that simply being near Flynn is bringing him out of his grief, making him whole again. So, when he discovers that Flynn may not be who he says he is—and may actually be working with his most dangerous enemy—he’s torn between protecting the man he loves or protecting his kingdom.
The Diamond Dragon’s Manny Mate is the second book in the Jeweled King Curse series. It may be read and fully enjoyed as a standalone. In this book, you will find excitement, magic, romance and love with a HEA while two men find their true fated mates.
Series: A Bureau Story, 3
Author(s): Kim Fielding
Length: 101 pages
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal / Romantic Elements / Gay /
Blurb: Alone in a cell and lacking memories of his past, John has no idea who—or what—he is.
Alone on the streets of 1950s Los Angeles, Harry has far too many memories of his painful past and feels simply resignation in facing his empty future.
When Harry is given a chance to achieve his only dream—to become an agent with the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs—all he has to do is prove his worth. Yet nothing has ever come easy for him. Now he must offer himself and John as bait, enticing a man who wants to conquer death. But first he and John must learn what distinguishes a monster from a man—and what a monster truly wants.
Thank you for stopping by and reading!!