Friday, August 7, 2020

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

I'm mostly on a new working schedule while we wait for the rest our belongings to be delivered by the movers. 

Today is the last day that you can grab Sumeria's Sons with the current covers. Cherish, the next Valespian Pact book is coming along fine and I'm working through edits for series that have been out of print since Less Than Three closed. The busy is good for me. :)

Title: Disrupt
Series: Iron Heretics MC, 1
Author(s): Michelle Frost
Length: 148 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay

Notes: I'm testing the waters again with Motorcycle Club Romances. It's hard to find what I want to read (probably because I'm a little specific i.e. picky about what I want out of a story. LOL) This series kept coming up and the blurb is intriguing.

Blurb: Being vulnerable makes you a target. Pax knows this all too well. He doesn’t want to need a hero, but the green-eyed biker that keeps rescuing him anyway has him sliding into dangerous territory—namely, Mace’s bed.

Mace is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the St. Louis Iron Heretics MC—treading through volatile situations is all in a days work. At the end of the day, he knows better than to let his heart rule out over his head, but Pax is an anomaly he can’t shake loose.

When a threat returns, taking aim at Pax and disrupting the balance they’ve reached, Mace has to recalibrate his sights, bringing what he truly wants into focus. Unfortunately for them, danger doesn’t always stay dead.

Disrupt is the first book in the Iron Heretics MC series. It can be read as a stand-alone and features no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a HEA.

Series: 
Author(s): M.C.A. Hogarth
Length: 1239 pages

Genre: Space Opera / Science Fiction / Aliens / Romantic Elements 

Notes: 

Blurb: "The thrills are nonstop, the alien cultures and races are well developed and fascinating, and there’s just the right amount of humor to keep the whole thing fizzing." — Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Merchant Trader Reese Eddings just wants to be left alone to run her (failing) operation in peace... so naturally she spends four books wrapped up in spies, pirates, and a space elf civil war! The "Her Instruments" box set contains all four novels:

Earthrise
Reese Eddings has enough to do keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to feed herself and her crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to run for the hills. Unfortunately, she did promise to repay the loan. But she didn't think it would involve tangling with pirates over a space elf prince...

Rose Point
Reese is only just getting used to running the Earthrise in the black—and with an Eldritch in her crew—when Hirianthial starts showing powers that even the Eldritch have only in legend. He badly needs training, support and advice, and the only place he can find them is... at home. To see the world of the Eldritch is a once in a lifetime opportunity. And to finally meet the Eldritch Queen! You'd have to twist her arm to get her to admit it, but Reese can't wait to go. But a court out of fantasy and a breathtaking land aren't enough compensation when they come packaged with a rabidly xenophobic species whose world is falling apart....

Laisrathera
The Queen of the Eldritch has offered Reese Eddings a life out of a fairy tale. Now the only thing between Reese and a castle of her very own is a maniacal alien despot, his native quisling and all the Eldritch dead-set on preventing the incursion of aliens at any cost, including the ousting of their current usurper, who happens to be an alien himself. The stakes have never been higher, and this last time will count for all...

A Rose Point Holiday
With the Eldritch civil war over, a castle to renovate, and a wedding to prepare for, the last thing Reese is thinking about is taking a break. But the new year is coming and the Eldritch take their holidays very seriously, so Reese decides it can’t hurt to observe the local proprieties. Who knows? Maybe it’ll make good practice for what Felith is calling the wedding of the century. Of course, that was before Reese realized it was going to involve gifts. And decorating. And a town full of recalcitrant Eldritch tenants who have no reason to trust her...

Series: A Magical Comedy with a Body Count, 15
Author(s): R. J. Blain
Length: 

Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / Humor / 

Notes: For some reason I thought this released August 1st. I was off by a month. September 1st is the date. Most of these can be read as standalones though there are a couple (Bailey's books) that are connected. They are all quite fun in different ways. 

Blurb: After a deal with loan sharks sours, Darlene’s brother is permanently transformed into a chipmunk. Not one to accept impossibility as a good excuse for failure, she’s determined to rescue her brother and secure revenge against those who’d poisoned him with grade-a transformatives.

If she wants to perform a miracle, she’ll need to join forces with a divine, but the man upstairs and his angels refuse to help.

None of the other so-called benevolent divines are willing to help her, either.

Running out of time and options, Darlene prepares to storm the gates of hell for her brother.

She never expected to fall in love with the Devil.

Warning: this novel contains a woman with a chip on her shoulder, humor, and one hell of a hero. Proceed with caution.

Series: 
Author(s): Sasha Miller
Length: 160 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Fairy Tale Retold / Gay / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Ivo has been a witch hunter for years, a job that's taken him all over the kingdom to stamp out dangerous black magic and its casters. If it often leaves him feeling isolated and lonely, well he knows better than most there are worse things to be.

At first glance, his assignment to deal with the black witch afflicting the small town of Surstuhl seems much like any other job. But a trek into the woods reveals deeper magics, and an insidious plot that's like nothing he's ever seen before.

It also leads him to Hansel, a handsome, mysterious young man searching desperately for his missing sister…

Series: A Light, Funny Paranormal Romance (Nocturne Falls Book 1)
Author(s): Kristen Painter
Length: 372 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Comedy / Marriage of Convenience / 

Notes: I found this on Audible and I liked the sample and the promise of humor.

Blurb: Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman’s going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sumeria's Sons Re-branding #SumeriasSons

For a while now I have been planning and working with Natasha Snow on new covers for my Sumeria's Sons' series. Twin Flames was my first published book and holds a special place in my heart. From this story, I grew into the author I am today. The last book for the series came out a couple of years ago (Yay! I completed the series!),  and I wanted to give the series a face-lift. It's been on my mind since I've been plotting Nathan's story.

The second part of my plan is to pull the series off the market for a short period of time. I'm having the books reformatted and the Sumeria's Sons Interludes included in the back of the appropriate books. (For those of you who already own Sumeria's Sons and Sumeria's Sons Interludes, no new words were added. The books are exactly the same.) Once all the formatting has been completed and the paperback files are ready, Sumeria's Sons will go up on Kindle Unlimited. 

I'm making this decision for several reasons, one of them is to enable new-to-the-series readers to discover Tristan and his guys. 

But before this all rolls out, I would like to say a few words about the series' existing covers. London Burden created the dynamic covers for the first five books and Kirby Crow did a great job matching the style for book six. I love these covers so hard. They are beautiful and represent each story fantastically. London's artwork is fantastic and I will always be grateful and humbled that I got to have her style on my book covers. <3 <3

This week will be the last week you can buy the books with these covers. The series will start coming down as of Saturday, August 8th. It will also be the last week you can buy Sumeria' Sons through a non-Amazon seller. Entering the series in Kindle Unlimited means the series will be exclusive to Amazon.

And that is the news for the changes planned for Sumeria's Sons. I'm excited that I'll be able to share the new covers soon. I can never hold a surprise for long. LOL! 

Titles: Twin Flames
Series: (Sumeria's Sons #1)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 40,000

Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/954485

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/twin-flames-sumerias-sons-1/id1477115454

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mKxzdE


Blurb: Betrayed and broken, Tristan never thought he would find love again.

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, he will have to face the magical force that swirls deep inside him. Together, Tristan and Ushna will confront ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…

Title: Songs of the Earth
Series: (Sumeria’s Sons #2)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 49,000

Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

Advisory: includes male pregnancy (m-preg)

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/955264

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/songs-of-the-earth-sumerias-sons-2/id1477869924

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mYKA9Y


Blurb:​ Tristan will do what is necessary to protect his consort and tribe, even if it means defying a goddess.

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, tribe, and unborn child, he struggles with the constant changes even as he grabs on to hope for a better future.

Finally Tristan thinks he has everything under control, but little does he know the worst is yet to come.

Title: A New Beginning
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude,1) (Sumeria's Sons, 2.5)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 7,168

Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Free Read

Advisory: Off page abuse

Smarshwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/985631

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/a-new-beginning-sumerias-sons-interlude-1-sumerias-sons-2-5/id1483279310

Blurb: ​ Gregori is afraid to hope, desperately wanting someone to love. Even though his life is strife ridden, Juan makes him think he can have more.

​Gregori and Juan have been dancing around each other since the fateful day when Juan gave his blood oath to Tristan Janick, and they were both swept up in the chaos that Tristan has brought to their worlds. But dangerous ghosts haunt Gregori and even the fierce, compelling Juan and the pull between them are not enough to override his desire to keep everyone safe by leaving the only place he wants to stay…

Title: Dreams of the Forgotten
Series: (Sumeria's Sons, #3)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 62836

Genre: Gay / Poly / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

Advisory: features a poly (M/M/M) relationship, and includes male pregnancy (m-preg)

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/985666

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/dreams-of-the-forgotten-sumerias-sons-3/id1483256340

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mgGDq0


Blurb: With each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply.

For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he's plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking...

Over it all hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side for all time.

Title: Starting Fires
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude, 2) (Sumeria's Sons, 3.5)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 12461

Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Free Read

Advisory: None

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/985919

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/starting-fires-sumerias-sons-interlude-2-sumerias-sons-3-5/id1483466968

Blurb: The return of Gregori's childhood friend threatens their budding romance.

Juan's budding romance with Magi Gregori is brought to a sudden halt when Stan, Gregori's childhood friend and former lover, arrives unexpectedly at the ranch. Their fragile bond is threatened completely when Stan makes it clear that he wants Juan gone and is not above using any means necessary to make sure it happens. Caught in the middle, Gregori must choose: the old flame or the promise of a new fire.

**Starting Fires is a side short story in the Sumeria' Sons series and cannot be read as a standalone.

Title: Surrounded By Crimson
Series: (Sumeria's Sons, #4)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 49112

Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Poly / Paranormal

Advisory: features a poly (M/M/M) relationship, and includes male pregnancy (m-preg)

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/988572

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/surrounded-by-crimson-sumerias-sons-4/id1485573724

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/bxvkQ6


Blurb: In nine days' time, Tristan will birth the heirs of the Seat of Zeev and life couldn't be more hectic or dangerous for him and Ushna.

Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna, but there is still much to do. Returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge, and Tristan is being stalked like prey. It doesn't help that he fights depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita, or that claiming his birthright becomes a battle of wills with the Elder Council. The pleading of his adoptive daughter only adds to the oppressive feeling.

Stumbling onto a secret prison while searching for Ushna leads Tristan to risk everything to free a lost God. But breaking the bond to his Twin Flame all those years ago has more repercussions than Tristan knew, and the assistance of a forgotten Goddess and a centuries-old lover may not be enough to save him.

Title: A Child's Wish
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude, 3) (Sumeria's Sons, 4.5)
Cover Artist: London Burden
Length: 8,000

Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Free Read

Advisory: None

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/991074

iBooks : https://books.apple.com/us/book/dreams-of-the-forgotten-sumerias-sons-3/id1483256340

Blurb: Stan has done nothing but screw up, but Randy made him promise to watch over his young Twin Flame. If he fails the consequences are higher than the loss of his pride.

Stan Kendal thinks becoming an Ophidian is the first step toward redemption. He has failed Tristan and senses it is too late to be his future king's strong arm. He has failed Gregori, his out of control actions driving a wedge between him and his childhood friend. Now his new friend, Randy Aikman, extracts a promise that Stan's ill-equipped to handle. But he's determined not to fail, because if he does, the price isn't his ego or pride—it's the life of a child.

**A Child's Wish is a side short story in the Sumeria' Sons series and cannot be read as a standalone.

Title: Dragon's Eye
Series: (Sumeria's Sons 5)
Cover Art: London Burden
Length: 97,000

Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Poly / Urban Fantasy

Advisory: features a poly (M/M/M) relationship

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/988618 iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/dragons-eye/id1485630579

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mdG91O

Blurb: Years ago, Ushna barely weathered the crushing loss of Twin Flame. But losing Tristan just might destroy him.

In the wake of birth and betrayal, Ushna takes the God Ashur to Tristan in a last desperate bid to save Tristan's life—and is helpless to do anything but watch as Ashur instead buries him in a grave. Though he has no desire to go on living, having now lost Brian and Tristan, Ushna has no choice. Not only do their children need him, the mysterious Simurgh has come out of hiding and forces him to continue on—for there is much to do and little time to do it, especially with treachery and danger closing in on them from every side.


Title: Releasing Chaos   
Series: (Sumeria's Sons #6)
Cover Artist: Kirby Crow
Length: 138,502/141,270

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Advisory: features a poly (M/M/M) relationship

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/994683

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/releasing-chaos-sumerias-sons-6/id1490924307

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/bzvzMj


Blurb: The battle to protect the Lycans from a vindictive Goddess waits on the horizon.

Tristan, Ushna, and Brian have meticulously prepared for the day they face Inanna and Marduk, but they must rely on their inner circle if they are to win the day. Ushna needs to embrace his destiny and be transformed by Tiamat. But he returns with a mind fractured by a primordial god’s consciousness and needs a firebird’s help, or he’ll be lost. If he is, so too is the balance Brian and Tristan sorely need.

Tristan has vowed to care for his ex-Flame who is doomed to forget more and more with each use of his new ability. Adding to his burden, Tristan must free the warriors stolen by the government and devise a trap for Inanna.

Brian fears nothing more than losing Ushna and Tristan again. To prevent that fate, he recklessly devises a preemptive strike, but his actions might not only cost him his life, but Stan’s as well.

As for the inner circle…

With them, Tristan might be victorious. Without them, Tristan will fail and the Lycans will fall to Inanna, who is determined to release a long-forgotten chaos monster and bring about the end of the world.


Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

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

Crazy week. Enough said about that. A lot of great books on my wish list were released this week. I'm slowly making my way through them.

Series: Brimstone, 7
Author: Angel Martinez
Length: 291 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / 

Notes: It's sad when a series comes to an end, but it's also awesome to know that every gets their HEA. This is one of my favorite series.

Blurb: Beware the demon prince who's sick and tired of running.

Federico Duomo is dead, to begin with. But this is only the first bit of Shax's problems resolved. Powerful crime lords and an obscenely wealthy oligarch are still determined to destroy him and his crew, and Fluffy's original owner may be coming after the Brimstone now, too. It would be splendid to be able to take on one thing at a time.

Adding to the external conflicts, life on board the Brimstone has only grown increasingly stranger. Shax has no idea what to do with the seven partly human children that Heckle rescued from slavers. Heckle himself has grown short-tempered, even with Mac. Someone from Julian's past catches up to them on Barbary. It's enough to put a demon off his cinnamon buns.

Shax isn't panicking, though. In fact he's had it up to his handsome royal nose with the people he loves having to live in constant fear. The fox has turned at bay and the Brimstone's enemies are in for a shock. The demon prince of thieves is coming for them.

Series: Magical Mates, 1
Author: Macy Blake
Length: 264 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: Really cute story and a fun glimpse into Nick's pack.

Blurb: Building houses for a pack of orphans might lead one griffin to find his heart’s home.

Victor Eastaughffe knows three things for a fact:

-He does not have a mate.
-He does not like children.
-His duty is to his griffin clan.

When Victor meets Orsen Riggs, a scruffy bear shifter, and little Gus, an orphaned red panda cub, his orderly, structured world becomes messy and chaotic. All the things he once held true suddenly don’t make sense.

Asked to help the Smith pack navigate the difficult world of shifter politics, Victor realizes he might not know himself as well as he thought. Magic is in the air, and it’s making him long for things he never wanted before. But duty comes before all else, even at a price Victor no longer wants to pay.

Title: Wolfsbane
Series: Werewolves of Boston, 1
Author: SJ Himes
Length: 131 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: Introducing a new series, Werewolves of Boston, set in the same universe as The Beacon Hill Sorcerer!

Rael Morrow is a human-werewolf hybrid, and he's about to be kicked out of his pack. Unable to transform, Rael is left with few options. He can accept the Alpha's ruling and be banished, pulling his mother with him—or agree to a courtship with Jameson Mercer, heir presumptive of their Boston Southside Pack and the object of Rael's longtime unrequited crush.

If he mates with Jameson, he can remain in the pack, and he and his mother won't have to suffer the indignity of being forced to uproot their whole lives.

Rael reluctantly agrees to the plan. He's been in love with Jameson since he was a kid, and there's no way Jameson cares about him in the same way. Rael is afraid he’s setting himself up for a lifetime of misery.

But then begins a seduction that breaks down every preconceived notion that Rael had about Jameson, and he dares to hope.
Of course, things are never that easy. Jameson is the perfect alpha, and Rael's human heritage hides a secret that threatens his life. The Southside Pack is primed to fracture as power dynamics shift. And Rael is forced to reconcile who he always thought he was with who he could become.

WOLFSBANE is a 37,000 word novella set in the Infinite Arcana, an expanded universe shared with The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, but can be read as a standalone.

Title: His Prince
Series: (House of Maedoc Book 2)
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 327 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampyrs / Gay / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Jason Thorpe was content living a quiet life in New Orleans. He and his best friend Ode opened their cozy curios shop in the French Quarter, and he was making some new, albeit interesting, friends….

Then Jason met Varic Maedoc, the prince of the vampyrs, and his life changed forever.

Named the prince’s consort, Jason quickly became the most important subject in the vampyr realm, the man who holds the wolf of Maedoc’s heart—a position that comes with certain obligations and no small amount of influence. Theirs is a partnership of love and a lifetime commitment, but that bond is about to be tested when Varic must return to court and Jason accompanies him.

The king’s court in Malta is unlike anything Jason could have imagined. Amidst the luxury and decadence of the palace is an air of danger and intrigue he is unprepared for, further complicated by new friends and allies who may not be what they seem. To stand beside and protect Varic, Jason must use every weapon in his arsenal to uncover a plot to usurp the king and reveal the identities of those who would see Jason dead before accepting him as their consort.
His single greatest asset is the love of his prince, but even that may not be enough to save Jason’s life.



Series: (Burning Bounty Hunter Book 1)
Author: Storm Song
Length: 158 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / RH / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Up until two years ago I was a cop.

Scratch that, I was the best damn magical detective in all of Mystic City- the youngest too.

But everything changed when I picked up the case of an underground magical drug being filtered through the city by a gang of vampires. I started turning over stones that were better left alone and it ended up costing my little sister her life.

Since then I've walked away from the law and worked as a freelance bounty hunter turned magical vigilante. After years of using my elemental magic above the law to stop mystical muggings and petty crimes I thought I was past the hurt and pain of my sister's death. But when the vampire gang responsible for my sister's death moves back into the city it's clear that I have unfinished ends to tie together.

I work alone, always have. But when the weight get's too heavy I have no choice but to enlist the help of a rogue vampire detective, the witch that runs the biggest crime ring in town, and a werewolf with a drinking problem.

I didn't want to let myself get distracted by their charm, but as they crawl into my bed I realize in life you don't always get what you want.

Even then, one thing is certain- I will get the head of my sister's killer on a silver platter. Even if I have to burn the city to a crisp to get it.



Series: 
Author: Berlynn Wohl
Length: 186 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Anthology / Gay / 

Notes: So this looked different and fun. I've never read this author or the other anthologies.

Blurb: Can love stop a deranged genius bent on galactic domination?

Can a dire warning keep a curious alien from the temptations of those dangerous Earthlings?

Can an engineer be lured away from his top-of-the-line android by a clunky and obsolete metal robot?

You will find answers to these questions and more in...

Mad Scientists Need Love Too


Berlynn Wohl's third anthology of steamy, strange, science fiction tales is sure to thrill and excite reaaders who are looking for something weird and new in m/m fiction!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Book Sale Ending Soon and Other News #SumeriasSons #rebranding

I don't know about y'all. But July has gone by pretty quick. For me, part of the reason is because we moved a couple of states over, which reminds me, I'll need to update my author bio since I'm not in the Midwest anymore. Ha!

If you haven't seen the updates, I have been participating in Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale which ends at the end of the month. You can find my titles 50% to 75% off. Just check out my book list HERE. 

If you have been on the fence about reading Sumeria's Sons this next bit of news might interest you. I'm going to be taking the series down for some maintenance. The series is being rebranded and getting a face-lift. When I have finished with the face-lift they will go back up, but only on KU.

I have been thinking about doing this for a while for a lot of different reasons, and most of them are boring though relevant to me. LOL!

Sumeria's Sons had been out for several years and since I'm going to be working on the side stories for Nathan, then Gregori, and finally the kids. I wanted to get Sumeria's Sons a new look so that I could utilize the new brand for mainly the kid's stories (though they won't be kids). Nathan's story is leaning toward a more fantasy setting so his will have a similar but different look. Gregori's... I'm still rearranging things so I'm not sure what his look will be like.

That is it for the book sale and Sumeria's Sons news. Let me know if you have any questions. I will be more than happy to answer them.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Friday, July 24, 2020

What's on the Reading Radar #Read #Reading

Today's Radar will be all about what I actually got to read over the last two weeks as we moved. All of these I have read or am currently reading, and I would recommend. 

Series: (Charybdis Station Book 1)
Author: CW Gray
Length: 144 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay

Notes: I enjoy this world (with both its series) immensely and one of my rotating re-reads. It's fun, low angst, and endearing.

Blurb: Welcome to Charybdis Station!

Dr. Verion Morrick is complicated. No, really. Not too long ago, Verion was simply a divorced research scientist on Frost Veil that wanted to reconnect with his estranged son. Now, a few years and one death and resurrection later, Verion is a new person - both Death the Crellic Element and Verion Morrick. One being that helped protect the galaxy from an insidious evil.

With the war over, Verion isn't sure where he belongs, but there is one thing he is sure of. His fated life mate is an adorable gentle giant named Valentine Philbert.

Val isn't a complicated man. He spends his days working in maintenance and taking care of his teenage son. He has his friends and his family, and never thought to want more. He believed his chance at a lasting love died along with his wife years ago. Then he met Verion and knew the delicious scent of his mate immediately. In the midst of a galactic war, Val had to put their happiness on hold, but now the war is over, and Val wants his mate.

Unfortunately, the path to happiness isn't always easy. The citizens of Charybdis Station aren't quite sure what to make of Death now that they don't need him anymore. Can a weapon of war and a gentle maintenance man find their happily ever after?

Author's Note: 38,000 words. This is a m/m sci-fi/fantasy romance story with mpreg and a HEA. There is a little action and a lot of love included. 18+ readers only, please. It is also book one in a new series, Charybdis Station which is a spin-off series of The Blue Solace. It is best read after The Blue Solace.



Series: 
Author: multiple authors
Length: 404 pages

Genre: Anthology / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Average Joe / Gay / 

Notes: Anthologies can be a hit or miss with me. Rarely do I come across one where there isn't a story that I didn't enjoy. They were all different from occupations to circumstances or the types of relationships. Plus, I got to sample new-to-me authors. I would definitely recommend this book.

Blurb: Not all vampires are idly rich. Some of them have day jobs. Er, night jobs.

In a world struggling to come to grips with the existence of vampires, where reactions range from excitement to fear to determined disbelief, these vampires are just trying to make ends meet. Some of them do mundane work—like waiting tables or driving a cab. Others have more prestigious careers in medicine and crime prevention. But what all their jobs have in common is people. Unpredictable, interesting, frustrating, hostile, helpless, tasty people.

Whether they’re pouring drinks, answering phones, hacking into a computer system, or serving up the perfect food/wine pairing, these working stiffs are too busy to fall in love. Or are they?

This International Workers Day, celebrate by sinking your teeth into thirteen awesome stories about vampires at work. Because even the undead have to earn a living. Proceeds benefit the WHO's Covid-19 Response Fund.


Bad Blood by Lyra Evans

Bad Decision by H.L Day

Call My Number by Megs Pritchard

Dial a Vamp by Roberta Blablanski

Fangs for the Memories by Sadie Jay

Fire and Ice Cold Skin by Mel Gough

How To Keep an Author (Alive) by AJ Sherwood

Graveyard Cops by Crystel Greene

Life Hacks by Eliott Griffen

Long Haul by Tanya Chris

Off the Menu by R.J. Sorrento

Overexposed by K. Evan Coles

Quality Assured by Edie Montreux



Title: Caulky
Series: Four Bears Construction
Author: KM Neuhold
Length: 200 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Second Chances / Rebound Relationship / Secret Identities / Gay

Notes: I'm about half way through this and its been fun. I don't know that I've read KM Neuhold before and was looking for something different from what I've been re-reading that has some humor. I'm glad I gave it a go.

Blurb: Ren is in desperate need of a rebound fling. Lucky for him, the smoking hot contractor he hired has just the tool for the job.

The last thing I want is another relationship or another broken heart.

All I need are my bees and the occasional hookup to scratch the itch.

Okay, maybe meeting up with my hot contractor weekly is a little more than occasional. And maybe the way I’m starting to feel about the guy I’ve been anonymously chatting with online should concern me.

But CaulkyAF doesn’t want to meet, and Cole doesn’t want anything serious, so what’s the worst that could happen?

**** Caulky is book 1 in the Four Bears Construction Series and can be read as a stand-alone. This is a funny, steamy MM story guaranteed to make you laugh and swoon. Absolutely NO cheating and NO love triangle. This series does NOT contain shifters, it's the OTHER kind of bears.



Series: 
Author: Multi-author
Length: 760 pages

Genre: Anthology / Paranormal / Make-A-Wish Genie / Light-Hearted / Gay

Notes: Another anthology. This one is super long and I'm only about half way through. The story sizes are perfect for getting in and out and not leave myself hanging. They have all been great fun and the majority have been angst free, which I really needed. I would definitely recommend even though I'm not finished, plus it supports a LGBT charity.

Blurb: Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered...Why should Heart2Heart - the phenomenally successful dating app - only work its magic in the human world when lonely lycans, dejected dragons, and jilted jackalopes need love, too?

In this new paranormal universe, mages and shifters, vampires, psychics, and even humans, will reach out to Heart2Heart podcast host Gene E. Del’Amp for help finding a magical match… and they just might find that talking about their woes helps their wishes come true.

Eighteen of your favorite gay romance authors have come together to bring you brand-new paranormal and urban fantasy stories inspired by reader suggestions!

Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!



Series: 
Author: AJ Sherwood
Length: 76 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / May/December / Runaway / Boss/Employee / 

Notes: This was adorable. Aleks teaching Harris how to dance was awesome.

Blurb: What’s a man to do when his security company is hacked with a message from the hacker asking for a job? You hire him, of course.

Which is precisely what Aleks does. At first, he’s conflicted to learn Harris is only seventeen and on the run from a past he refuses to talk about, but that confliction soon morphs into feelings for the tragic genius, and he desperately wants Harris to open up and trust him.

Maybe it wasn’t the best decision to start off his new life by hacking into a well-known security company to ask for a job, but Harris is surprised by what he finds there—a boss who genuinely seems to care about him. As the months pass, Harris finds he wants to tell Aleks everything. To stop hiding. To finally stop running, unless it’s into the man’s arms. But fear’s grip is strong, and doesn’t let go easily.

So, when Harris’s past does come calling? Aleks must prove he will do whatever is necessary to protect his new employee and friend—including fake marrying him, despite being in love with him.

Tags:
Brazilians have no concept of personal space, Kizomba, I climbed the trope tree, and hit every branch on the way back down, shy character, underage runaway, bad parenting, May/December, Fake Marriage, Boss/Employee, friends to lovers, virgin character, sharing a bed, Aleks protests all the cockblocking, hurt/comfort, told you I hit every trope, wait I might have missed one.

Series: Midsummer's Night, 5
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 52 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: This is a great addition to the Midsummer collection. I love all the combinations of couples in this small town.

Blurb: All Daniel's ever wanted is to sing. Being a siren has always made that a dangerous undertaking, but he's never needed magic to make people like his songs. His bandmates, however, are more than willing to use his siren talents to get what they want—even if they do it against Daniel's will.

Betrayed and distraught, Daniel flees in the dead of night, bound for anywhere that will keep him out of sight until his contract with the band expires. Exhausted after hours of driving, he decides to stop for the night, and winds up stopping in a strange town known as Midsummer's Night.

He's soon pointed to a bed & breakfast run by the world's most adorable brownie—who also happens to be a huge fan, reminding Daniel viscerally that whatever Daniel wants comes second to what he is and all the people trying to hunt him down.

Series: 
Author: Jacquelyn Faye
Length: 229 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Action Mystery / Poly / 

Notes: This was so FUN. I loved it. I didn't want to put it down. She is not human and her interactions shows it. This was labeled as a standalone but I'm hoping the author will eventually give us more because there is definitely room for character growth.

Blurb: You know that bitch from hell everybody talks about? That's me. I mean that literally.

I was born in the seventh circle of Hell to two demons of noble lineage. Know what that means? Squat. My brimstone birth certificate and five bucks might get me a cup of coffee from Starbucks. The minute I was born, they handed me off to a wet nurse, sent me to earth, and left me to fend for myself. I suppose, I should thank them. They taught me at an early age that there is nothing in either world more important than self-sufficiency.

To survive, I needed money. So, naturally, I became a stripper.

Don't judge, it paid the bills. A lot of them. And it provided a solution to my particular dietary requirements. I'm a succubus. We eat lust for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. What better place to get it than a seedy, smoke-filled bar full of horndogs shoving dollar bills in your thong?

Life was good.

Then, I met Ryan and fell in love. He knew what I was and loved me anyway. I loved him so much that we got married and I gave him twin children. And then he died.

And left me alone.

Okay, not completely alone. He left me two kids to raise and a crippling sense of loss.

So, I did what any demon would do, I loaded up the kids and moved a thousand miles to start a new life.
Now, my Hell is in suburbia and the most evil things in my life are my home owners' association and the PTA.
Maybe it wasn't too late to go back to Hell.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+ readers only! It contains graphic language, sexual situations, and inappropriate humor. This is a fast burn reverse harem where the girl gets all the guys. Why Choose? Contains M/M and F/F scenes.



Series: Dance with the Devil, 8
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 280 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: #Reading I may have squeeed when I saw this. It's is one of my favorite UF series that I reread frequently. 

Blurb: Sable Brennus, Prince of Storms, is not a demon to be trifled with. He's endured far worse than hell in the centuries he's been alive, and combined with his fierce consort, powerful friends, and an unparalleled collection of grimoires, he's a near-unstoppable force.

Enemies old and new are out for blood, though, and they'll do anything to get it. That includes challenging not just Sable, but some of the most powerful figures in the paranormal world, from the Prince of Dragons to the son of Death.

If Sable and his friends are going to save the day, and possibly the world, it's going to take everything they've got. If they want to survive, it's going to take even more than that…


Series: 
Author: Delaney Rain
Length: 154 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Angst-Free / Non-Binary / Gay

Notes: I finally, finally got around to reading this. It was cute and fun and I adored it. When I was adding it to this list of #read, I noticed that there is another by this author titled The Bigfoot's Mate. I know what I'm going to do. :)

Blurb: Eric Baird made the decision to abandon modern conveniences and his prejudiced family for a simple island life. He has a small cabin and a lagoon all to himself and, though he's sometimes lonely, he's mostly relieved that he can finally be free.

But one lazy afternoon swim takes a dangerous turn when a cramp has Eric struggling not to drown. Suddenly, someone saves him, and he's ever so grateful...until he sees who it is.

Tyfodorus is a Cecaelia who has a rather human upper body and a definitely squid lower half. As if a mersquid in his lagoon isn't enough to knock the socks off Eric, Ty lets him know they're here to breed. Would Eric be the host to Ty's six eggs? Pretty please?

Eric gets to know Ty and agrees, resulting in some amazing sex and six little highly intelligent, totally adorable hatchlings. As they adjust to living as a family in the lagoon, they also have to understand just how genetically compatible they are, deal with a shipwreck survivor, and make plans for their future together.

This 36,000-word/160-page book has a sweet and sexy instalove story with tentacles in naughty places, low angst, some mpreg-ish moments, and a bunch of cute alien babies with an HEA ending.

Series: Polished P & P
Author: Lila Rose
Length:  pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Bikers-MCRomance / May-December / Opposits Attract / Second Chances / 

Notes: I wanted something that wasn't what I normally read and picked up this one. It was fun and cute, as much as bikers can be at least. I enjoyed it quite a bit and am hopeful that there will be more.

Blurb: Lucas Storey’s life is all about college, studying, and finishing his medical degree. That’s until he moves in with his older brother and meets his motorcycle club friends. Only, new people make Lucas nervous, almost to the extent of peeing himself, but he soon realizes they’re great people and will accept him as he is.

Now, if only he can stop thinking of a certain grumpy biker, things will be good.

Never before has Wade “Wreck” Williams noticed the same sex, or at least not until Lucas crashes into their lives. And notice Lucas he does. But that’s not all. He wants to get to know the man, and he kind of likes looking at Lucas too. None of it makes sense, and Wreck will fight it for that reason alone.

When Lucas thinks he can go out with a someone who’s not Wreck—and jealously rears its ugly head to a point Wreck just has to step in—it’s clear that he may just be wrecked forever.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

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

What is going on? Getting settled in the new place. Trying to tame the chaos. Listening to the shrieking birds in the backyard. LOL

Title: Livingston
Series: Trenton Security Series, 1
Author: JM Dabney
Length: 188 pages

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Contemporary / Gay /

Notes:

Blurb: He was the Beast without the escape clause.

Francis “Liv” Livingston was a beast. No matter if he wore a perfectly tailored suit or if he was in his tactical gear, people avoided looking at him. He was always first to volunteer for the jobs only a person with a death wish wanted. Tomorrows weren’t guaranteed. His boss had come to him and told him he needed him for a job. Linus knew the jobs he liked, but when he opened the file, it all went to hell.

Beauty was only skin deep.

Fielding Haskell made his way in the world on his looks. He’d earned his first film role before he could read a script. He didn’t want the fame. He wanted to go to college. He wanted a man who didn’t look at him and see how pretty he was. Unfortunately, a so-called fan only cared how attractive he was, and it earned him a personal bodyguard and a vacation. He looked forward to the break until he met the man in charge of his safety and wondered if the danger he left was worth dealing with a sudden attraction to a man who was colder than ice.

Series: (Witches of the Big Easy)
Author: TS McKinney
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Angels & Demons / Enemies to Lovers / Action & Adventure / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: Ariel is a high-ranking, powerful, and sexy as sin Demon in the Underworld who has been trying for centuries to corrupt an angel.

Ariel’s history with the beautiful Azazel was filled with hidden desire and unbridled passion, and the Demon just could never find the strength to put much effort into trying to obey the Dark Lord’s demands that he capture Azazel’s nephew, Marchand, and bring him to the Underworld to serve as his pet. He was much more interested in teasing and toying with the Fallen Angel rather than going to war with him. But when he can no longer trick the Dark Lord into believing he’s truly trying to capture Marchand, decisions have to be made, and his actions would not only ignite a war, but send shock waves throughout the entire Underworld.

If Azazel hadn’t been so blinded by his desire to keep his nephew safe, he would have questioned why the powerful Demon kept making one mistake after another when he came after Marchand. By the time he realizes his mistake, it might be too late to protect the ones he loves. A war has come to the earthly realm, and the stakes are high. When consorting with the enemy, can there ever be a happy ending?

Series: The Agitator's Code, 1
Author: Octavia Atlas
Length: 358 pages

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Military Sci-Fi / Intrigue / 

Notes:

Blurb: Who’s winning and what does winning mean?

Darion Navarr savors a challenge. As a Negotiator for the Vaironian Government, he matches wits against Tolrek Marou, the nation’s most notorious rebel.

Tolrek Marou, an ace mecha pilot, jeopardizes his prominent military career. When he and his fellow pilots are blamed for the loss of a recent war, he leads a rebellion.

Tolrek ultimately surrenders to the government, but Darion suspects Tolrek has hidden motives. Even as Tolrek is taken into custody, he’s focused on finding out why he’s still so important to Vaironia. Once he gets that answer, he plans on taking full advantage of the situation. His largest obstacle is Darion, who Tolrek believes understands him too well.

Both Darion and Tolrek are intelligent and stubborn, pushing each other psychologically and physically. Negotiations, small and large, impact their relationship. With the many stakes involved, who’s winning and what does winning mean?

Series: (A Daddy Tales Book Book 2)
Author: Kelex
Length: 288 pages

Genre: Romance / Age Gap / BDSM Themes / 

Notes:

Blurb: Running from his deeply conservative, religious parents, Noah Butler boards a bus to cross the country, praying the birth mother who abandoned him will open her arms in welcome. Once he steps off the bus near midnight, an aggressive stranger has him running for his life. Noah finds safety at the Village, a gay nightclub—the only place nearby open at that hour.

Luckily, he still has that fake ID his best friend got him… and he looks older than eighteen. Inside the walls, he would be Christopher John Douglass and twenty-two—and he’d celebrate his birthday with the hot guy behind the bar. If the handsome bartender succumbs to his appalling attempts at flirtation.

Brody Preston takes one glance at the new guy in the Village and wants to know his story. There’s something about Chris that intrigues him. Brody can clearly tell the guy is running from something. His protective instinct screams within—but that’s not the only thing that sets the guy apart. It’s also the inexperienced seduction Chris attempts that has him charmed.

When Noah realizes the bartender is the bar owner, he realizes he can’t come clean about who he really is. One-night becomes a week-long affair that ultimately ends when there’s too many questions Noah can’t answer. Again, he runs…

But this time, he runs right back into Brody… because they have a past binding them together. A past neither of them comprehended.

*****
Be prepared for a sexy younger man and his loving daddy, with a little touch of lingerie and BDSM in the mix -- this 73,000+ word Daddy Kink book is a mix of erotic heat and romance!

Series: 
Author: Aysha U. Farah
Length: 288 pages

Genre: Romance / Futuristic Sci-Fi / Artificial Intelligence / Mob Problems /  Down on His Luck / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: Milz Ottawa is screwed.

When his wealthy Aunt Amanda dies, Milz is sure his inheritance will be the key to getting himself into the easy life. No more crappy jobs. No more debt. No more threats from greasy crime bosses.

He has it all figured out, until his inheritance turns out to be nothing but a busted sexbot with cat ears and no feet. Seriously. Milz leaves the dusty storage facility with a broken droid and nothing left to hope for.

Then, newly equipped with a set of red-high-heeled feet, the droid does something unexpected. It does the one thing a droid shouldn't be able to do...it disobeys.

Milz realizes then that the bot just may be the most valuable thing his aunt could have left him, after all...


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Friday, July 10, 2020

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

What's going on? We are in our new house! The move begins!


Title: Awakening
Series: Darklight
Author(s): Sean Ian O'meidhir, Connal Braginsky 
Length: 322 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: Nathen was recently diagnosed with autism, and he’s a newly created vampire. His maker, a multinational corporation with its finger on the pulse of the technology industry, has recruited him to stop a terrorist plot. In the process, he meets Cameron, a telepath and psychologist, who has a troubled past he keeps locked up in the shadows of his psyche.

Nathen is confused by social cues and Cameron can barely block out the thoughts of others.

Together, they find common ground, and with the help of their friend Syn, they work out the secrets of the terrorist group and learn that the plot is far greater than they could have imagined.

Title: Defender
Series: The Lost Pack, 1
Author: Claire Cullen
Length: 255 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Mpreg / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: A mission gone wrong forces Brax’s alpha team to become something more—a pack.

In a world that no longer welcomes packs, it’s all Brax can do to hold his team together. Four alphas without omegas is a recipe for disaster. And now that they’re civilians, with the military watching their every move, it’s not going to be easy to keep the truth about their pack hidden.

Brax’s most pressing problem is his buddy Duke’s stolen son. Everywhere he turns for help is a dead end, until chance introduces him to Oliver, the capable, captivating omega—and legal advocate. Brax’s luck might finally be turning around. But can he trust Oliver with more than just their legal troubles—can he trust him with his secrets?

Oliver has everything he could want in life—a successful career, the respect of his peers, an apartment in the city. But not an alpha. Been there, done that. No shifter he’s dated could handle the fact that, some days, Oliver’s job comes first. When the death of his estranged parents takes him back to his childhood home, he meets Brax—the handsome, troubled doctor who just might be the exception to the rule…

Defender is the first book in the Lost Pack series. It's a novel-length shifter romance, featuring mpreg, cake, stubborn alphas, and some scenes not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

Series: (Alien Love Book 1)
Author: Storm Caywood
Length: 102 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Alien / BDSM Themes / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: An interstellar romance awaits you in this scorching hot novella...

Adil Raif is a relief-effort doctor on a space station orbiting a war-torn planet. Disconnected from life on Earth, he’s looking for sex, adventure, relief from boredom--anything but love. Esihle Queran is an alien refugee on the station who never tells the whole truth. He’s given up on ever returning to his planet, and knows that love is for other, better men.

But then, the two meet...

Adil and Esihle's relationship is one of intensity and lust. Can they find their way home together?

Series: (Oh. My. Fate?! Book 1)
Author: Yan Su Su
Length: 180 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Immortals / Dragon / Gay / 

Notes:

Blurb: Jing He, crown prince of the Nine Heavens, has to descend to the mortal realm to weather a human life full of vicissitudes. Each event carefully crafted by the Fate’s Scribe, nothing should go wrong. Just that Qiu Ling, king of the dragon race, follows him. Incapable of watching his lover’s suffering he intervenes and plunges the carefully scripted plot into chaos, resulting in a fate that none of them ever intended.

A slightly humorous cultivation novel with a handsome but impatient dragon, a god ready to quit his job by chapter 3 and a god-turned-mortal, who is still blissfully unaware of everything. Well, that’s just how fate is.

Series: Dead Suns, 2
Author: Shona Husk
Length: 165 pages

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Action & Adventure / Sci-Fi / Zombies / Survival Romance / 

Notes: I found this in the LGBT Science Fiction category. This looks as if it can be read as a standalone since the first book is about totally different characters. But if you wanted to start at the beginning, Mercenary Royal: Obsidian Rim (Dead Suns Book 1)

Blurb: Left for dead on a forgotten planet by his enemies, he’ll do anything to escape, including team up with the scientist who held a knife to his throat.

Mercenary Emry Dan made one mistake on a job and was captured by the powerful arms dealer Riel. While Emry suspected Riel had a place to test his weapons, he never expected to be one of the subjects. From the moment he wakes, he starts planning his getaway.

Scientist Marita Aleric worked for Riel until she started questioning how her research was being used. For ten days she’s survived on the weapons testing planet, fighting, scrabbling for supplies and weapons, and avoiding the infected. Any people who eat the plants become cannibalistic zombies.

When she finds Emry she wants to believe they can escape, especially when their reluctant partnership blossoms into romance. But can anything survive on a dead planet?

Note to readers: this is a gritty survival romance. There’s action, fighting, zombies and desperate sexy times.

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