Saturday, October 20, 2018

What's on the Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? I'm at GRL this week having a great time!



Title: The Mere Wife
Series: 
Author(s): Maria Dahvana Headley
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: MCD (July 17, 2018)

Genre: Myth Retold in a Contemporary world.

Notes: 


Blurb: New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight to protect those they love in The Mere Wife.

From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise. Picket fences divide buildings—high and gabled—and the community is entirely self-sustaining. Each house has its own fireplace, each fireplace is fitted with a container of lighter fluid, and outside—in lawns and on playgrounds—wildflowers seed themselves in neat rows. But for those who live surreptitiously along Herot Hall’s periphery, the subdivision is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights.

For Willa, the wife of Roger Herot (heir of Herot Hall), life moves at a charmingly slow pace. She flits between mommy groups, playdates, cocktail hour, and dinner parties, always with her son, Dylan, in tow. Meanwhile, in a cave in the mountains just beyond the limits of Herot Hall lives Gren, short for Grendel, as well as his mother, Dana, a former soldier who gave birth as if by chance. Dana didn’t want Gren, didn’t plan Gren, and doesn’t know how she got Gren, but when she returned from war, there he was. When Gren, unaware of the borders erected to keep him at bay, ventures into Herot Hall and runs off with Dylan, Dana’s and Willa’s worlds collide.



Title: Darkness

Series: (Darkest Nightmares Book 1)

Author(s): Brynn Burke, Elizabeth Knox

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Knox Publishing (August 25, 2018)



Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Dark Fantasy / 


Notes: 


Blurb: Jett

For generations, I have been the being who lurks in the dark. The one that feeds on the screams of pain and fear, cold sweats and the nightmares in which I cause. I am the monster you warned your children about.

No one can escape my clutches, no matter how hard they try; I show them who they truly are deep down.

Centuries ago, I was possessed by a creature of whom I had no name for. I was nothing but your average human, a man who was fighting for his king and slaying many monsters in his name. The next thing I knew, I became that monstrosity that I tried to eliminate every day of my life. In the matter of hours, everything had changed drastically. I was used to fighting the dark and suddenly the dark became part of me.

There is no reasoning for what I have become. I embrace it - embrace the hideousness of my appearance because no one is as grotesque as I.

I am bitter. I don’t want to be the man who surrounds myself in a cloak of shadows, of serpents and arachnids, of smoke and ghouls. I want to return to the glory days. If only it was that simple.

Haven

Throughout my entire life I have felt out of place, that is until one day I discovered a place where I didn’t feel like the outcast that others made me out to be. I didn’t feel ugly, sinister, or even dark compared to those who I surrounded myself with.

I was a human, or so I thought.

I didn’t know that only supernaturals could gain entry into Sanctuary, not until I walked through those doors and began speaking to the others. It’s name is exactly what it is - a Sanctuary for all supernaturals and paranormals regardless of beliefs. It was the one place we could all go to that wouldn’t result in bloodshed, agony or pain.

I have been here for years, becoming friends with the owner of this place and ultimately landing myself a job as a barmaid and having a warm place to rest my head. Still, I do not know what I am. I have talked to the others and they have told me stories of paranormals with great powers who have to wait to discover their abilities.

It seems I am one of these rare and far between. I only wish that things were simple, but I know better. Nothing was ever simple in this life. 








Series: (A Cox Club Story Book 2)

Author(s): James Cox

Length: 

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 4, 2018)



Genre: Erotic Romance / Contemporary / FBI / Light Mystery /


Notes: 


Blurb: The day a hooker dropped dead on Kyler’s dick changed his life forever…

When Kyler graduated high school, he wanted to give himself the gift of his first blowjob from a sexy male hooker. Then said hooker drops dead in his lap. Yeah, he has that kind of luck. Now, the police are after him, he can’t go home because of an abusive father, and he ends up working at The Cox Club, a small town gay gentlemen’s club.

Seamus is on his first undercover mission for the FBI. The problem is that he doesn’t think their terrorist suspect, Kyler, is guilty. Oh, and there’s also the matter of giving Kyler a hand job … on the FBI’s hidden camera. His first field mission may be his last.

When bullets start flying, it’s up to Seamus to find out the truth and he has to do it before Kyler becomes a victim.






Title: Consume

Series: Hellish, 1

Author(s): Charity Parkerson
Length: 54 pages

Publisher: Punk & Sissy Publications (July 17, 2017)



Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay / 


Notes: 


Blurb: Jonathan thinks Cin is too perfect to be real. He’s right.

As the top investigative reporter for Global Daily, Jonathan travels all over the world. Three weeks in Tortola, covering the story of the disappearance of twelve women, sounds like heaven. After all, the island is one of the most beautiful in the world. He doesn’t have many leads. The women only have one thing in common. They all went missing from the same club—Consume. Fifteen minutes into visiting the club, Jonathan sees him, and the world slips away.

Cinaed, better known as Cin, spots Jonathan the moment he walks through the club’s door. It’s obvious the man is out of place. Cin slips into Jonathan’s mind, catching visions he can’t shake. He’s never wanted a human for anything other than blood and sex, but Jonathan is different. That’s why Cin has to keep the man addicted to being in his bed and send him home safely. There’s nothing in Tortola for Jonathan except death.

Once Jonathan’s three weeks are at an end, it doesn’t take long for him to realize something is wrong. His trip has been—at best—a hazy memory of steamy nights, and he never spent a moment researching his story. No matter how deep he digs into the recesses of his brain, there’s nothing except the sexy Scot he met at Consume. With a burning need to know everything, and a deep fear he’s been drugged to keep him from his investigation, Jonathan cashes in his extensive vacation time before setting out to break this story. This time, he’s determined he won’t let anything keep him from the truth, even if it means finding out Cin is the man behind everything.

Author note: This is a short introduction into my new M/M vampire series, Hellish. It was first published in the anthology Vampires of the Caribbean.






Title: Betrothed

Series: The Alpha Princes, 1

Author(s): Claire Cullen
Length: 311 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Poly / Gay / Mpreg / 

Notes: 


Blurb: Life’s no fairy tale, especially for an omega.

When William’s father names him heir to the throne, it kicks off an event the alpha has both longed for and dreaded; the courtship contest. In a matter of weeks, he has to choose the two people he’ll spend the rest of his life with. He has Elliott; his best friend and secret love. But his family cares more about making ‘the right kind’ of match and less about little things like love and happiness. Will doesn’t want to end up in an unhappy marriage like his father, and he doesn’t share his family’s loathing of omegas.

Elliott loves Will with all his heart, and the long wait for them to be together is almost over. But first, he has to help William with the difficult task of choosing a third person to share their life with. When he meets Cinder, he knows there’s something special about the shy omega. Choosing an omega won’t be easy given the kingdom’s past, but he’s determined they’ll make it work. Until he realizes there’s more working against them than simple jealousy and family politics.

Like every omega in their island kingdom, Cinder dreams of being invited to the palace and the prince falling in love with him. Too bad that only happens in fairy tales. When his stepfather sabotages any chance he has of being selected, Cinder thinks it’s time to let go of his dreams. But when a twist of fate sees him wind up in the palace anyway, he has the chance he’s always wanted. He finds himself dealing with jealous betas, his bully of a stepbrother, and a royal family who want to pretend omegas don’t exist. Even that won’t deter him when he finally sets his eyes on Prince William and his close friend, Elliott. But someone in the palace is determined to put a stop to things and when Cinder finds himself imprisoned, their fairy tale romance hangs in the balance.

Betrothed is a ~ 97,000-word novel featuring a polyamorous romance, a modern-day fairy tale, intrigue, angst, mpreg, knotting, and of course, happy endings. There are scenes not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.






Title: Priest & Pariahs


Series: (Centauri Survivors Second Chance Chronicles Book 3)

Author(s): J. Alan Veerkamp

Length: 267 pages

Publisher: NineStar Press (September 24, 2018)



Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay /


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Blurb: Costa McQuillen has escaped from Earth, where being para-human—a Pariah—with tech empathic abilities is illegal, and marks him for extermination. Arrogant and standoffish, Costa is unable to trust anyone but is willing to risk everyone’s safety in his desperate effort to reach the planet Omoikane. His best solution, gaining passage on board the Santa Claus.

Arbor Kittering is the crew’s newest coding tech. Having spent a short time in prison for data hacking and falsifying government files, the Santa Claus is his last chance at a new start—if he can decipher the strange malfunctions plaguing the ship.

Eugene “Priest” Jones, the Santa Claus’s Head Pilot, is a bit of a scoundrel. Perpetually single, Priest is attracted to Costa and Arbor. In truth, he’d like to have both, but it’s clear even his grifting and gambling skills can’t make that happen.

Now as they all travel together, it appears Priest needs to make a choice before it’s too late as each of their lives intertwine with potentially dangerous and deadly consequences.






Title: Senses Vol 1

Series: 

Author(s): Andrew Grey
Length: 498 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 2, 2016)



Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 


Notes: This was recommended to me.


Blurb: Sometimes the heart is the most important sense. Caring for a young daughter with cancer is almost enough to make Ken Brighton give up, in Love Comes Silently, but former singer and next-door neighbor Patrick Flaherty brings hope for both of them—if he can manage to break his silence. In Love Comes in Darkness, Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his independence, in spite of his blindness, but when tragedy strikes, he may have to accept help in the form of unassuming Gordy Jarrett. In Love Comes Home, Greg Hampton’s son Davey is losing his eyesight, but Tom Spangler isn’t going to let that stop a boy from playing his favorite game.






Title: Falkrag

Series: (Wytch Kings Book 5)

Author(s): Jaye McKenna

Length: 258 pgaes

Publisher: Mythe Weaver Press (August 22, 2018)



Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Dragons / Gay /


Notes: 


Blurb: Newly released from his bondage to the Wytch Council, Prince Shaine of Rhiva strives to prove that he can be trusted. Burdened by guilt and shame, but determined to help the Northern Alliance win the coming war against the Wytch Council, Shaine ventures into the Iceshards to investigate an ancient ruin rumored to contain a hidden cache of powerful weapons. He doesn’t get far before being badly wounded by a deadly mountain predator.

Son of the hunt leader of his village, Vorri is destined to one day lead his people, a group of exiled shifters from Rhiva who have survived in the dangerous Iceshards for nearly three hundred years. When the hunters who keep the village fed begin disappearing, the fearful village elders forbid anyone to seek them out. Determined to save the missing hunters, his own brother and sister among them, Vorri disobeys, and sets off alone to find them.

When Vorri saves Shaine from certain death, the two young men strike a bargain: Vorri will help Shaine find the ruin, and Shaine will aid Vorri in his search for his kin. But fulfilling the bargain turns out to be far from simple, and in the end, Shaine and Vorri’s actions could change both the course of the war and the future of Vorri’s people.







Series: 

Author(s): BA Tortuga
Length: 210 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 2 edition (October 12, 2018)



Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay /


Notes: 


Blurb: When cop-turned-vampire-hunter Vance is sent to eliminate a bloodsucker from the Louisiana swamps, he figures it’s just another day at the office.

But he has no idea what he’s getting into.

Clay is no ordinary vampire, and the spark he lights in battle-scarred Vance is anything but average. Clay should be the enemy, but Vance is powerless to fight something that feels so right… and so damn good. In Clay’s expert hands, Vance might realize he’s misjudged vampires and that donating a little blood can be sexy as hell.

Clay might even ride to the rescue and save his new love when Vance’s mission goes south and Vance becomes the hunted instead of the hunter. Along with his human familiar, a crazy Cajun named Remy, and the enigmatic older vampire Gryphon, Clay must get to Vance before it’s too late. Then they can find the man who betrayed Vance and take their revenge.

But faced with lies and motives darker than they ever imagined, they’ll have to wade through blood and fight their way to a happily ever after…. 








Series: An 'In The Stars' Romance Novella

Author(s): Ruby Dixon

Length: 120 pages

Publisher: 

Genre: Romantic Comendy / Sci-Fi / 

Notes: 


Blurb: One half of an intergalactic assassin team, Jadzion heads to New Mexico for his target while his brother Heriot heads to California. They've traveled millions of miles and through star systems to find their targets, who are gun-runners on a galactic scale. Now, though, Jadzion has a problem. He's waited until the last minute to go planetside, and his target's at a couples retreat.

Jadzion is solo.

The solution is obvious - Jadzion needs a wife. Just for the weekend, of course.


Using a thing called a 'dating app' he finds a woman named Jenna. He tells her he needs to marry her, right away. Jenna, naturally, is confused. But the longer she's around Jadzion, the more she thinks he's not from around here...and that he just might be the one for her.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Coming Soon to Audiobook #twinflames #SumerisSons


I'm really excited to announce that Twin Flames will be coming out on audio at the end of the month, the beginning of November!

I can't say how thrilled I am about this. For the last couple of years, I have been asked if Sumeria's Sons would go to audiobook. It was a nice idea, but didn't seem possible. This year I took the plunge and put it up on ACX for auditions. I loved all of the auditions but one kept called to me. I'm so glad that I reached out to Matt Haynes. He took pity on my newbie-I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing self and helped me along. And the way he brought Tristan and the whole cast of  alive... I love it. He did a spectacular job and I can't wait until y'all can hear it!!


And, not to keep y'all in suspense, but I signed a contract with Matt for Songs of the Earth this past weekend. It will be coming out the end of November! *happy wiggles* The next couple of months are going to be BUSY. :-D

Twin Flames (Sumeria's Sons, 1)

Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal 

Blurb: A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.

Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond.


But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…



Songs of the Earth (Sumeria's Sons, 2)


Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal 

Blurb:​ Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies--and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope.

And then the worst comes to kill them...




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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pact Day: Out-Of-Office Sneak Peek at Constant #ValespainPact #Constant


I am at GRL this week! Whoot! Like last week, I postponed my planned blog post, instead giving you a quick look at Constant the next book in the Valespian Pact series. Enjoy! *cackles evilly*

Copyright Lexi Ander


Prologue

Ashari thought the arrangements for Azaes his and Ariafella's commitment ceremony were coming along well. Ariafella knew what she wanted but was still flexible when needed. She did not want a lot of frills and Ashari had to talk her into adding flower arrangements to the core. Ashari smiled as the last attendant left with their to do list.

Her future daughter-in-law was sorting through swatches of colored spyder silk, her white scales gleaming in the morning light. If someone had told Ashari ten summers ago that her eldest son would fall head over heels for Ariafella, she would have laughed them out of the palace. Azaes's first meeting with his future bride had ended with Azaes demanding Ashari not allow our Ariafella around Zeus. The summer before, Ariafella and Zeus had become fast friends, despite their age difference, when the twins had been away on a trip with Warlord Sohm'lan. Azaes had been extremely jealous of the attention Zeus gave to her, his attitude bordering on being unforgivably rude.

Ashari had put a stop to Azaes's behavior, but every time Ariafella visited he tagged along with Zeus, grumpy but civil. Then Zeus and Rathmar became friends.  Azaes did not act out but accepted Rathmar readily enough. Only Ariafella did he hold barely concealed… At the time Ashari thought it was animosity. She was sure of it when Azaes pushed Ariafella into the water fountain when he was twelve summers. He always claimed it was an accident, but Ashari did not believe him. Then, during Ariafella's stay at the palace when Azaes was fifteen summers, something changed. Zeus and Ariafella had been kidnapped while Sohm'lan had taken them to the market. Ariafella and Zeus had been found quickly, but Azaes… Azaes returned with them changed, swearing that he would one day marry Ariafella. He worked hard to win her over, and now, years later they would join their lives together.

Ashari adored Ariafella, always had, and believed she would fill the role of Empress well. Her years spent abroad at her father's side made sure Ariafella could negotiate any political situation with expertise. Her father, Tymon, was Atlainticia's ambassador to the Proxima Heann Coalition. When Zeus had taken to Ariafella so quickly upon their first meeting, Ashari had considered arranging a mating between the two if they were still close when Zeus turned fifteen summers. Azaes did not need to know how close he came to losing Ariafella. Ashari hid a smile.

Ariafella gave a long sigh and slumped in the high back chair.

"What troubles you?" Ashari crossed to the table and took the seat next to Ariafella.

"The head of House Cordyll is vile." As if realizing what she had said aloud, Ariafella quickly glanced at the door. She slumped even further in her relief to see it closed. Anyone who wanted to enter would need to knock first.

"He is not the most pleasant bull to be around," Ashari replied, alert. "Has he done anything to you?"

"Oh, no, it is not that. His two youngest did not come from the Academy after they graduated, and they have not contacted him. He is sure Rathmar knows where they are and he made a scene at market yesterday. Rathmar is almost as tall as Sohm'lan now, and yet he refuses to defend himself against Timsah." Ariafella hissed her frustration. "I know Azaes does not approve of my friendship with Rathmar, but Rathmar and Zeus are the only real friends I have. I do not know what happened between Zeus and Rathmar, no one will tell me, and as far as I am concerned if they cannot say why they suddenly revile Zeus's best friend… I am not going to cut Rathmar out of my life just because Azaes says so. And Rathmar!" Ariafella threw the colored blocks of silk into the carved wooden box. "He is no better than Mestor or Azaes, carrying guilt around and no longer confiding in me. I want to help him get out from underneath his father's abuse and away from those people. I know he has been waiting for his youngest siblings to leave. And now that it seems that they have… why is he still there? I do not understand why he would stay in an abusive situation."

Ashari looked away, her own guilt eating at her. The next time she contacted Valdor, she would insist that Ariafella and Azaes were finally told about Rathmar.

"Rathmar was with me when I received the message about Zeus being kidnapped by pirates from the space station. I thought he was going to pass out. As soon as Zeus comes home, I am going to make them sit down and resolve this issue. It has gone on long enough."

Ashari frowned. A couple days ago, they had received communications from Azaes letting them know that the situation with Zeus was not what they thought it was, and that all her children were safe. Did Ariafella give Rathmar the news as well? 

"The outcome might not be what you wanted to be," Ashari cautioned.

Ariafella's large, red eyes blinked several times. "I know that, but I hope for the best for them. Things have been so lonely with Rathmar distancing himself from me and Zeus being gone. Azaes is taking on more and more responsibility from his father. He has Mestor ever at his side. How do you do it, Ashari? Do you not thirst for friends or companionship? Are you lonely?"

"Of course I can be, but I have head the youngling's. Valdor and I learned how to make quality time for each other. Sure, all my younghood friends are on the other side of the continent and we grew apart over the years. You will have better success. You have traveled extensively with your father and are much more outgoing than I ever was at your age. I have every confidence that you will find a balance. I also think you will feel better once Zeus returns home."

Ariafella nodded, not really looking like she agreed. "I think I am going for swim. Want to come?"

"Let me wrap a couple things up and I will meet you there." Ashari watched Ariafella leave, her gold trimmed white robes billowing behind her in her haste.

Ashari sighed. Being the empress of Atlainticia was never easy. Throughout the years, she and Valdor had kept things from the younglings. Sometimes, they were simply too young. But the secret they kept these last five years had been the hardest. At the time, it seemed the best course of action. She and Valdor should have brought Azaes and Mestor into the secret four years ago, but her sons were not the best at hiding their feelings. There was the concern they would give away everything when they lost their temper. The twins had to learn to mask their emotions, and they had gotten better, but Valdor would not wage the life and welfare of others on the youngling's dubious ability to keep their thoughts to themselves. She would be glad when this nasty business with House Cordell was complete and she could speak to Azaes and Mestor openly about everything.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Assassin's Retirement Chapter Twenty-Eight, Part Two #blogstory #Gentleman #ION #amwriting


Welcome back to Assassin's Retirement. I've tried to come up with an intro to the last half of chapter twenty-eight but everything seems to give spoilers. So, go forth and find out what the shade will do!


Copyright Lexi Ander

"I see…" Cord started, his breath hitching. "sunshine and warm days. I smell gun metal and hope. I see the promise of… love… of belonging... of…" Cord twitched his fingers, desperately wanting to grasp onto the words spilling over his lips and never let them go. Zane's gaze turned to Cord, his 
brown eyes warming with welcome and perhaps understanding. "I see relentless courage… strength… unbreakable… a compass, as if Zane is true north. The rock I want to build my house on."

He pulled his gaze from Zane and looked to Alonzo. He was massive, now filling the entrance to the hallway as if he were an unmovable wall. " I see an odd sort of innocence… unquestioning loyalty… incorruptible… happiness… the promise of so much joy." His breath hitched again, gods above, he wanted that so much.

He wanted to be happy and not feel guilty that it wasn't the type of happiness the Valkyrie found. He was tired of not being what he was supposed to be. He wanted to be himself without fearing reprisals. He was tired of being found lacking by the very people he wanted to love him unconditionally. And now, with his dragon half on the verge of waking, he might never achieve the happiness he desired. When he became a Grendel there was a ninety percent chance he would be lost in the transition and his family would have to put him down before he hurt anyone. He hated putting the band in that position, asking them to stay with him because he was terrified of being alone. But if they stayed, they might have to do the unthinkable and kill him.

The shade's husky laugh caused Cord's body to break out in goosebumps. "
The most powerful part of you is close to waking fully. And even as you change, with possible death nearing, you want Zane and Alonzo to join your house." The Shade stroked something deep within Cord and he sensed again his dragon-self shift sleepily. Cord's nose burned with the scent of hot metal and the taste of smoke clung to the back of his tongue. 

"What would you do, halfling, if you could have both life and your house," the shade whispered in his ear.

What would he do? "Grab on with both and hands and not let go."

"And these Valkyrie you allow to torment you? Are you strong enough to walk away, never to return to the realm of your birth? For if you become mine, your blood will belong wholly to me and no one else."

Cord dragged his gaze from Zane and Alonzo to the side where his vision was clearing, allowing him to see the rest of the room. His mother argued with Myranda Anatha. Judging by the crackle of power in the air, the priestess's goddess was close to the surface once more. Saja didn't seem to notice or perhaps she didn't care.

"Valkyrie," Myranda snapped. "Outside!"

They didn't dare disobey even though Saja suborning remained. Cord looked at the woman who had given him life, who
, against the odds, had worked tirelessly to make sure he stayed alive. He'd yearned for her approval for so long and he realized he would probably never have it. Did he really need it? No, not really. The knowledge still hurt though. He and Saja didn't have a mother-son bond and never would, despite what he sometimes wished. In her own way, she cared for him, her protectiveness was evidence of that. But he could not hold what wasn't in her nature against her, just as reaping the best warriors was not in his nature.

"Yes," Cord finally replied. "I can walk away." As he said the words, he'd realized they were true. After he left Asgard, he had built the family he had needed.

He glanced at the top of Raine's head, surprised to see Raine looking back up at him with concern. The shade had dropped down, though still wrapped around them. He cupped Raine's stubble cheek, and was rewarded with a hesitant smile that stretched under Cord's thumb. Raine, Anson, Xander, Prince, and Midnight were what Cord needed. If Zane and Alonzo joined them, would that be enough for him? For them?

"That is for the tribe to decide as whole," the shade said before billowing up in the middle of room, the outline of a four-legged animal becoming clear.

Upon seeing it, Saja attempted to draw her sword. Myranda hissed angrily, flicking her wrist and sending Saja flying backward to slam again the front door. In a daze, she slumped to the floor.

"You will obey me, Saja!" The icy calm in Myranda's command hinted at the danger lurking under her veil. "Or you will be replaced and sent back to Asgard in shame."

Saja flinched as if struck, but Myranda didn't release Saja from her unrelenting gaze until Saja nodded. Turning, Myranda inclined her head to the smoky creature. Her eyes blazed gold and Cord quickly glanced away, wary of being knocked unconscious again. "Greetings Father of the Night Sky, I am sorry you have been awakened from your slumber."

The creature sat on its hind legs, the posture regal as the shade brimmed with power. "I have been aware for many weeks, the danger to 'he who is loyal' was like a persistent gnat that would not leave me be. I have never cared about what transpires across the great ocean, but this north blood clan has caused me to consider visiting their house. They pose a danger to what belongs to me and I will not tolerate their overreaching grasp for power."

Myranda sighed in resignation. "I thought as much." She looked to where Zane was being held, Alonzo whispering urgently to him. Both of their expressions were unreadable. When Myranda looked at him, Cord was surprised the impact wasn't what he'd anticipated. Somehow the shade had shielded him. What did the shade's protection mean?

"Is there any way I can persuade you to allow me to handle House of Odin's Runes?" Myranda inquired almost as if she didn't care about the answer.

The shade-creature looked to Zane. "I will send a Tohil Guard with my patron instead of going myself." The 'for now' hung heavy between the shade and Myranda. "Also, tell your people I have claimed these men as well as the brother of my patron."

The possessiveness of the statement spurred Saja to stand on shaky legs. "You cannot have Cord, he's mine!" she practically shouted.

"He is not someone you can possess like the souls you tear from human bodies. He has never belonged to your realm regardless of how you have tried to make him fit. Your willful ignorance cripples your blood, makes you weak." The shade rose to four legs and paced, keeping Saja in its line of sight. "His talents are being wasted on the north bloods. I have no wish to change him or bend him to my will. He is perfect as he is." The shade's power crackled in the air. Cord swore he heard distant thunder.

"I will not let you steal him from me," Saja drew her blade.

A crack of lightning shook the windows and the smoke billowed, rolling over Cord and completely covering him as well as everyone around him. He felt as if he drifted in nothingness, but Raine's unbreakable embrace grounded him, letting him know he wasn't alone, helping to keep Cord's panic at bay.

"You will never be alone again," the shade promised. "You are now mine, and you will always be able to find me in the dark."



Table of Contents


Chapter One - Retirement
Chapter Two - Normal is not supposed to be this hard
Chapter Three - Caught
Chapter Four - Crimson Comet
Chapter Five - Mountain Magic
Chapter Six, Part 1 - Harbinger of a Nightmare
Chapter Six, Part 2 -
Chapter Seven, Part 1 - Stolen Answers
Chapter Seven, Part 2 -
Chapter Eight, Part 1 - No such thing as heroes
Chapter Eight, Part 2 -
Chapter Nine, Part 1 - Dead is supposed to be... dead
Chapter Nine, Part 2 -
Chapter Ten, Part 1 - Gathering Allies
Chapter Ten, Part 2
Chapter Eleven - Combustible
Chapter Twelve - Standing His Ground
Chapter Thirteen - Choices
Chapter Fourteen, Part 1
Chapter Fourteen, Part 2
Chapter Fifteen, Part 1 - To kill, or not to kill
Chapter Fifteen, Part 2
Chapter Sixteen - Maricoxi Guardians
Chapter Seventeen - Coincidence?
Chapter Eighteen, Part One - Guns Ablazin'
Chapter Eighteen, Part Two
Chapter Nineteen, Part One - Reckoning
Chapter Nineteen, Part Two
Chapter Twenty - Mercy
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two, Part One
Chapter Twenty-Two, Part Two
Chapter Twenty-Two, Part Three
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five, Part 1

Chapter Twenty-Five, Part 2
Chapter Twenty-Six
Chapter Twenty-Seven, Part One
Chapter Twenty-Seven, Part two
Chapter Twenty-Eight, Part One
Chapter Twenty-Eight, Part Two


Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Come and see me! GRL Week!


 Whew! I leave for GRL tomorrow. I'm driving (11 hours) so I won't get to my hotel until the evening. There are other early birds who are already there, and with luck, I'll meet up with some of them and orientate myself with the area. I am seriously happy that the hotel I'm staying at is across the street from a Starbucks. There is another cafe down the street according to my Tomtom. I won't be missing out on my coffee!! Whoot!

If you are going to GRL come and see me. I'm very approachable!

Where will I be?


10/18    1:30 pm to 1:45 pm         Portsmouth Ballroom 5     Author Reading
10/18    3:00 pm to 3:45 pm         Portsmouth Foyer – 2nd Floor      Author Lounge
10/19    2:00 pm to 2:45 pm         Portsmouth Foyer – 2nd Floor      Author Lounge
10/20    10:00 am to 12:30 pm    Portsmouth Ballroom 4 & 5– 2nd Floor     Featured Author Signing

During the author lounge(s) I will have a ton of things to give away. 

  • Ceramic coffee cups
  • Mood straws (that change with the liquids temperature)
  • Nail files
  • Pens
  • Trading cards and bookmarks, 
  • Sunder notebooks
  • And a select few canvas tote bags and mouse pads
  • Oh, and candy!


For the Author Signing, I thought I would do something different. I will be giving away a copy of Caledonia Destiny and Sūnder...

Yes, you heard that right! So make sure that you come see me for the Featured Author signing on Saturday.

What else is going on?

There is a ton of things to do in the evenings (list copied from the GRL websiteand I'm going see if I can catch a few.


THURSDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GRL Opening Day Supporting Author Booksigning

Portsmouth Ballroom V - Second Floor

Thursday morning, meet some of the new voices in LGBT romance. Take advantage of this time and get to know these rising stars and discover some hot new books! Readers are invited to bring their favorite books with them or, in many cases, books can be purchased directly from the author or publisher. Or, if you don't want to pack all that extra weight in your bags, come prepared with book labels or swag that the authors can sign instead.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

2018 GAYROMLIT OPENING NIGHT Pajama Party!

~Co-sponsored by GRL & MLR Press~

Holley Ballroom/Foyer - First Floor

We’re kicking off the opening night of our 8th year in the most comfortable way possible. You’ve been asking for a Pajama Party and we’re finally delivering! Come as you are or throw on your footy-pajamas, nightgown, flannel Nightshirt, or perhaps even that themed onsie you impulse-purchased and have yet to wear. Grab a plate and make your way through a full breakfast buffet! There will be coffee and hot tea on hand along with a cash bar for those who prefer to grab their favorite libation and chill with old friends and new – hosted by GayRomLit and MLR Press. Whether you're attending for the first time or back for a reunion unlike any other, the opening night event sets the tone for the entire weekend and is not to be missed.

9:30 PM – 1:00 AM
2018 THURSDAY LATE NIGHT Karaoke Slumber Party!

Portsmouth V - Second Floor

Join DJ Randy and your Karaoke MC's, Trina Lane and Ethan Day immediately following the opening night Pajama Party as we kick off a few hours of Karaoke goodness. Since you're already dressed down in your comfy-best and have a belly filled with a hearty breakfast, you can start this late night slumber party off on the right foot! Trade in your hairbrush for a microphone, gather a group of your besties and sing yourself silly along with the rest of your GRL family! We'll close out the tail end of the evening dancing with DJ Randy!

***We want to ensure that everyone attending this event feels comfortable participating without discovering a video of themselves on Facebook or You Tube the next day. For this reason, there will be absolutely NO live streaming or video recording allowed during the Karaoke event. As always, pictures are totally fine so long as you have permission from your friends to include them before posting.


FRIDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Extasy Books Presents....For The Love Of Games 2018

Holley Ballroom - First Floor

BINGO is back by popular demand but that will just get us started! Some returning games from last year "Ping Pong Twerk", "How's It Hanging?", "They don't pop balloons like this in Sunday School!" and we will have a bunch of new ones as well! Join us for guaranteed FUN, LAUGHS and tons of PRIZES

FRIDAY LATE NIGHT EVENTS

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Game Night Bonus

LEE * MADISON * JEFFERSON - First Floor

For those of you who couldn’t manage to get your fill of game night with eXtasy, we’ve had three of the smaller rooms within the first floor event space set up with table rounds and chairs. Gather up some friends and bring your favorite game or grab a spot to kick back and conversate with your fellow attendees! The bar is just around the corner for those who want to grab a cocktail and some snacks. *Space is limited

9:15 PM - 11:45 PM
Author Medley

AMPITHEATRE - First Floor

Join our rag-tag, mixed bag of Featured and Supporting Authors and Indy-Pros who’ve signed up for random blocks of time to do god-knows-what! That’s right, folks, gird your loins ‘cause the sky is literally the limit! You might get a naughty book reading from one author or narrator, followed by insight into a new release from another, or someone showcasing their unique talent for bird calls or ventriloquism the next! We don’t know what’s going to happen and neither will you unless you show up and see for yourself. *Seating is limited


SATURDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Featured Author Book Signing

Portsmouth Ballroom IV-VIII - Second Floor

One of the Retreat's highlights each year is the big booksigning event on Saturday featuring the biggest names in LGBT romance. This year's iteration will feature the 90 featured authors in an all-star extravaganza not to be missed. Readers are invited to bring their favorite books with them or, in many cases, books can be purchased directly from the author or publisher. Or, if you don't want to pack all that extra weight in your bags, come prepared with book labels or swag that the authors can sign instead.


2:00 - 3:10 PM
The 2018 Featured Narrator Reading Event

Portsmouth Ballroom IV, Second Floor

Join us for this very special event highlighting some of the best in M/M or Gay Romance audiobooks and the award winning narrators who perform them. This moderated event will feature live reading selections from each of our 2018 Featured Narrators who will take the stage one at a time. There will be an opportunity for each one to take a few audience questions allowing attendees to get to know the individuals who bring the books you love to life with audio-performances that always leave you wanting more!

The 2018 GRL Fun Fair Events

If you enjoyed all the zany shenanigans of the Cockwalk or playing Red Hot Pictionary with the sassy lasses of GRL, you’re not alone! Whether part of a group or experiencing the Retreat for the first time, we know you’ll have a blast interacting at these events. This year the Fun Fair events will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Evergreen Ballrooms and will be 1 hour in length per event. Each Fun Fair event will have its own dedicated time slot and they'll be scheduled back-to-back with no other competing events occurring simultaneously.

3:20 - 4:20 PM
Celebrating Rock Star Readers

Portsmouth Ballroom I-III, Second Floor

Join ten of your favorite authors as they celebrate the fabulous readers of LGBTQ romance! Everyone goes home a winner during a fun-packed hour of games and giveaways. Collect raffle tickets as you help authors guess which of their characters are represented on their mystery cards, but be careful not to use any of the restricted words! The more raffle tickets you win, the more chances of nabbing one of the grand prizes! Emcee Michael Pauley will corral Alexa Land, Aimee Nicole Walker, Charlie Cochet, Hailey Turner, Kyleen Neuhold, Lucy Lennox, Macy Blake, Nora Phoenix, Piper Scott, and Sloane Kennedy with special guests Jeff and Will from The Big Gay Fiction Podcast.

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Fun and Games with RRW

Portsmouth Ballroom IV, Second Floor

The Rainbow Romance Writers are back with a different game and plenty of prizes! Come play Three Facts and a Lie and learn about RRW authors, have some fun, and pick up some great books and swag!

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
THE 2018 TOTALLY TUBULAR EIGHTIES COSTUME PARTY

Portsmouth Ballroom V - VIII, Second Floor

Gear up for a travel back in time to the decade of decadence! You can come as you are or like...totally embrace the 80’s spirit! Grab your Jordache jeans, shoulder pads, leg warmers or parachute pants! Tease up that mall hair, sport a side pony and accessorize with a neon scrunchie or those massive Jody Watley hoop earrings! ‘Cause this costume party is way more than just a nice day for a White Wedding! Channel your inner Material Girl, preen around the room ala Prince in Purple Rain, sport your New Edition hi-top fade or your best Heavy Metal Hair Band, or you know, like, anything Michael Jackson wore...like ever! And if you fear all this fun will leave you Hungry Like A Wolf, no worries, kids, we’ve totally got your back! Nosh on an assortment of freshly baked cookies, fudge brownies, whole fresh fruit with assorted candy bars, chips & pretzels. You can wash all of that down with freshly brewed coffee, teas, assorted soft drinks, bottled water or grab your favorite libation from the cash bar. You won't want to miss this final opportunity to party down to all the greatest hits from the 80’s with your fellow GRL family on the final full day of the Retreat.


SUNDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

8:00-11:00 AM
GRL Farewell Brunch

Holley Ballroom - First Floor

Enjoy the hearty breakfast buffet you've come to expect at GRL, then grab your besties to say goodbye while creating a few final memories and keepsakes before you head back home. This event is sponsored by GRL.



Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

What's on the Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? Packing... packing... and more packing. Trying not to take too much to GRL but also attempting to keep it at a manageable level. The goal is to come back home with less. I need to make sure all my music is loaded on the phone and ipad. I need to make sure I have some good audiobooks for the drive. Should I take me own coffee grounds?



Title: Ghosts and Grudges
Series: The Shaman Queen's Harem
Author(s): Jasmine Walt & J.A. Cipriano
Length: 332 pages
Publisher: Dynamo Press; 1 edition (December 4, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Reverse Harem / 

Notes: I love this cover but it seems to be only available in paperback at this time. It's possible they are revamping the covers or the edits. 


Blurb: A hidden world. An ancient power. A trio of hunky, dangerous shamans. What could possibly go wrong? When an ancient spirit awakens a hidden ability within Aika, grateful is the last word that comes to her mind. Being able to summon monsters and spirits to do your bidding might sound cool in comic books, but in real life it brings nothing but trouble. And between chasing after a medical degree, caring for her ailing mother, and running the family business, she's got plenty to deal with. Unfortunately, Aika doesn't have the luxury of ignoring her new abilities. An ancient, powerful evil has taken her mother, and the only way to free her is for Aika to embrace her heritage. Luckily, a couple of hunky shamans have recently taken an interest in Aika, whose abilities are unique from others of her kind. They're willing to train her, and even fight by her side. But the more time Aika spends with her guys, the more she realizes that they might not be what they seem. The truth is just out of reach, and once Aika uncovers it, she'll either find the key to saving their world... ...or destroy the best thing she's ever had. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you can't stand the idea of a girl having relationships with multiple guys and who does NOT have to choose between them, this book is not for you. There's also a sprinkling of swear words, some hot kissing and sexual tension, and plenty of action scenes. You have been warned!

Title: Now and Then
Series: (Touch of Gray Book 5)
Author(s): Dakota Rebel
Length: 101 pages
Publisher: Supernova Indie Publishing Services LLC (October 1, 2018)



Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifter / Gay /



Notes: Sometimes it nice reading a straight up shifter romance.


Blurb: Brie and Calvin Grayson had what anyone could see was a typical suburban life. With two young boys and a thriving dental practice, they were happy and comfortable…by day anyway. At night, they were an extermination team, ridding their home town of monsters to ensure the safety and comfort of their son Bryce, and their adopted son Cole.

It’s been a rough year for the Grayson boys and their partner Sebastian, learning the buried secrets of their family history, coming to terms with the emotions and attractions that have been building between them for so long and trying to manage hunting and being supernatural creatures, things have reached a boiling point.

On the anniversary of their parent’s murder, the boys find themselves trapped in a dangerous situation, trying their hardest to keep history from repeating itself.




Title: Leopold
Series: Saga of the Bold People, 1
Author(s): MD Grimm
Length: 512 pages
Publisher:
Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay / Assassin /

Notes:



Blurb: How does a human survive in an alien dominated InterGalactic Community? By becoming an assassin, of course.

At least, that’s what Leopold thought when he became an assassin for the elite. Pretending to be an alien known as Voidstriker, Leopold feeds his appetite for vengeance, killing aliens as well as taking their money. It's a win-win to his mind. That is, until a bounty is placed upon his head.

With his true identity now revealed to the IG Community, Leopold knows it's only a matter of time before the powerful family members of his victims come for blood. Far worse is the fact that the one who put the bounty on his head, is the one he most fears.

A routine job three cycles ago brought him face-to-face with Mastrodai, a prince of the powerful Mrrog Nation. Not only did Leopold—accidentally—destroy part of Mastrodai’s moon, but one glimpse of the mighty alien had him feeling desire for the first time in his life. He ran, and like predator after prey, Mastrodai never stopped hunting him.
Leopold is convinced that Mastrodai wants bloody revenge. But when he finally confronts the mrrog, he is stunned to realize Mastrodai wants something very different. Something surprisingly intimate—the one thing that scares Leopold more than torture.




Title: The Complete Tempted Series
Series:
Author(s): Selene Charles
Length: 1025 pages
Publisher: SeleneCharlesPublishing; 1 edition (September 6, 2018)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Demons /

Notes:



Blurb: This is the complete boxed set of all three books in the Tempted series, a spinoff of the Night Series which features a carnival of the damned, a grim reaper known as Dean, and Pandora, one of the seven deadly sins also known as Lust. There is a lot of crossover between both series, but you do not need to read one to understand the other. 

Book 1: Forbidden

Welcome to Whispering Bluff, Tennessee. Where the guys are hot. The girls are sweet. And nothing is what it seems...

Flint DeLuca is sick and tired of moving. She and her dad have moved three times in the past year. But that's the life of a carnie. Even an ex-carnie like her. Her father swears this is the last move. All Flint wants now is to graduate from High School and put the carnival life behind her. Unfortunately, one of the two ain't gonna happen. So now not only is she back in the life she can never seem to get away from, she's also met this guy who pushes all her "I totally hate you" buttons.

Cain. No last name. Wears shades in school. Dresses entirely in black. And only speaks to her when he's insulting her. She hates him. Hates him. And yet... there's something about the Goth boy that draws her like a moth to flame. God, she can't wait to graduate and get away from Whispering Bluff, only problem is she's pretty sure her high school is infested by vampires. Cain might be one of them. And for some reason, she seems to be on their menu.

Sometimes High School really sucks...

Book 2: Reckless

The day Flint DeLuca moved to Whispering Bluff, TN she thought her life was over...until she met the dark, brooding, and seriously hot Cain. And then things were epic. Until they weren't.

Prom night, her school is bombed by a pack of monsters known as hive, Flint's nearly killed in the explosion and her best friend Abel is kidnapped—all of it orchestrated by Cain's crazy mother, Layla aka The Hive Queen.

The race is on to find Abel before Layla can turn him into one of her twisted creatures. But when a sword keeps appearing and disappearing in Flint's room, one that bears strange markings on it and hints at a secret buried deep in her past, Flint's already chaotic life is turned upside down. Now not only must she find a way to save Abel, but everything she thought she knew of her world and her life is about to change forever...

Book 3: Possessed

Flint DeLuca had hoped that recapturing Abel from Layla's vicious clutches would have been the end of a very long nightmare, but she couldn't have been more wrong. She's taken her friend--now twisted into a thing of rage-filled darkness--deep below the earth to heal and recover from the atrocities his mother committed upon him, only to discover they've been tricked by the dark fae court and have been thrust into a game of high stakes. Where the winners walk away, but the losers die.

As if that wasn't bad enough, back on Earth, Cain's grappling with biblical end time prophecy, an Aunt who may or may not be the reincarnation of the Scarlet Woman doomed to tear open the Gates of Hell, and the loss of his mate and his brother.
Great sacrifices will be required of them both, losses will accrue on every side, will Cain and Flint find their way back to each other? Only time will tell...time neither of them have much of...




Title: The Good Shaman
Series:
Author(s): JE Lorin
Length: 207 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay /

Notes:

Blurb:


In the fanciful world of Sendalar, where dragons dot the skies and magic is steadily giving way to industry, Raven’s Blood and Talman Goodearth meet in the tiny village of River’s Bend, where they become best friends. When a tragedy occurs, however, the boys are torn apart. Years later, they come back together at university. Love blossoms, but danger lurks in the shadows. Raven and Tal slowly discover that their love may come with a price too high to bear. 




Title: Conquered by the Alien Prince
Series: Alien Prince Series, 1
Author(s): KR Morrighan
Length: 24 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Erotic Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay / Short Story /

Notes:

Blurb: After years as flight partners, training aboard a spaceship fighting the Chuama forces, Acsel knows Xander better than he knows himself. However, Acsel has been keeping a secret from his partner for far too long: his feelings go beyond that of a fellow soldier. When Xander goes missing during a mission, Acsel worries he will never be able to confess his feelings. Thankfully, Xander returns, but something terrible has happened to him.

Prepare for shocking twists and steamy sex in K.R. Morrighan's debut novel, the first installment of the Alien Prince series.




Title: Corrupting Kross
Series: Terra Mortis Book 1
Author(s): JD Light
Length: 83 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gargoyles / Gay / Comedy /

Notes:

Blurb: Larrin Brenner

I know there is more to Kross than most people see. I mean, it's not like I've been stalking the guy, but I may or may not have happened by all the places my hand-to-hand combat instructor goes and possibly watched as he played with the kids at the daycare and helped at the animal shelter in his free time. I also may be obsessed with the man, but as long as my friends keep me from making drunken confessions that will only prove just how much Kross is not into me when he rejects me like a bad check, all will be fine. Until one of the other gargoyles on Terra Mortis falls asleep a real girl and is rubble only hours later. Suddenly, Kross's protective instincts are in overdrive and as it turns out, that's because I'm his mate. As a member of the regiulapis bloodline of gargoyles, I was born without the ability to scent my mate, but Kross is bellalapis and had known since the first time we met. Though his reason for not telling me immediately is solid and becomes more so once I meet the man who raised him, I can't help but be hurt. And it might not matter, if the unknown person using forbidden magic against me succeeds in their mission to get rid of me completely.

Kross McCabe

A century is a long time to train for something, only to find out it was never meant to be in my life anyway. And that's exactly the shock I get, when I find my mate facedown on the sidewalk in front of the castle that serves as a training facility for special factions of immortal warriors. Terra Mortis is an island in the Caribbean where that training facility is located, and it's supposed to be the last milestone before I'm sworn in as a master for the Praemani, a group of men who devote their entire life to the study of immortal history and hand-to-hand combat. The problem is, I can't have a mate and be a master. Full devotion is needed for both. I've chosen my mate, but before I'm ready to claim him, I have to figure out who I am outside of the only thing I've ever known. And did I mention that celibacy is part of the full devotion to Praemani? So, yeah. I'm a hundred-year-old virgin. Can I convince my mate to accept me when I'm still struggling with being myself? And what if I'm the reason a practitioner of forbidden magic is targeting him? Can I forgive myself if I trusted the wrong person and my mate suffers for it? Can he?

Warning: Mpreg elements! (Though the MCs in this book aren't and cannot get pregnant, this is a spin-off series from my Chosen series. Occasional Mpreg characters might have cameos. You've been warned!)

Also, my books have little to no angst, and lots and lots of fluff! They are better read in order, because I kind of write them like a continuation of a story, and I don't like to repeat explanations over and over if I can help it. No cheating, because that makes my heart hurt, and I try to avoid things that make me sad like I SHOULD be avoiding carbs. Sorry, I just don't want anyone being disappointed if they like the angst filled heart-rippers. These read more like a romantic comedy than a romantic drama.




Title: Cerberus Confidential
Series: (Primordial Realms Book 1)
Author(s): Stacy Benedict
Length: 107 pages
Publisher:
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Notes:



Blurb: One missing woman. Two detectives. Numerous suspects.

Detective Niels Troelsen is nervous and excited about working his first case. Find a human woman who has been missing for a few days. Simple, right? Turns out his missing person was keeping secrets, along with everyone else in her life.


Niels and his partner, Detective Elan Cohen, use their Canine-shifting abilities to sniff out clues, but the case is tougher than they thought and bodies are piling up.


Can they find her before she, too, ends up at the morgue?




Title: Halloween Werewolf
Series: Holiday Shifter Mates, 1
Author(s): Kamryn Hart
Length: 135 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifter /

Notes:

Blurb: A wolf howls on the mountain.
Austin’s heart skips a beat.

It’s been a long time since he heard that sound.
And it brings back memories.

Some are good.
Some are bad.
It was the usual Halloween fun.
Then it was two “werewolf” pelts flaunted on a viral video.

All of it conjures up memories of Mateo, Austin’s first love.

When Mateo disappeared four years ago, Austin tried to let him go.
He tried to forget about the “werewolves.”
But he couldn't.

Mateo is one of them.

That howling means Mateo is back.
And Austin has no intention of letting him leave this time.

Halloween Werewolf is a gay M/M paranormal wolf shifter romance with a guaranteed HEA at the end. This book works as a standalone, but it is part of The Holiday Shifter Mates series. For the best reader experience, the books should be read in order.

***This is a sweet and steamy romance. It contains a fire-hot wolf shifter guy with anger issues and his adorable human lover who happens to be a fantastic school teacher. Naughty language, intense scenes, and sexy times. For mature audiences only.







Title: After the Flesh
Series: (Dragon Borne Book 1)
Author(s): Fannie Price
Length: 335 pages
Publisher:
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Horror /

Notes: This cover is awesome. And the author changed it between the first time I saw this to this posting. It's billed by Amazon as horror, but it sounds more like a UF to me.



Blurb: Demons are real. 

The revelation tilts the world of Chicago's homicide detective, Veronica Sykes. Learning she is related to them, knocks it right off its axis.

A cambion.

Things go from bad to sideways when she catches the attention of the very demon she tries to protect her city from. With the help of Lachlan, a dragon liaison with a government task force, Veronica uncovers the demon’s purpose…

...break his master out of hell.

To stop the demon, Veronica makes a bold move. But when her bravery puts her in danger of embracing her demon half, she must rely on her new colleagues, and her own determination, to save her soul from the darkness within.






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