Friday, November 27, 2020

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

 Weird week. Friday my brain insisted it was Monday. Thanksgiving was just Jason and me and a big turkey that cooked oddly. 

For this Reading Radar, I thought it could have a theme of manga/yaoi/graphic novels. I've been collecting a list of them that I would like to read and thought it would be fun to share.


Title: Check Please!

Series: Hockey, 1

Author: Ngozi Ukazu

Length: 288 pages


Genre: Teen, YA / Coming of Age / LGBT

Notes: 


Blurb: Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.


A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life. This book includes updated art and a hilarious, curated selection of Bitty's beloved tweets.


Title: We Became The Wives of Beasts Today!

Series Vol. 1

Author: Hazuki Natsu 

Length: 48 pages


Genre: #read

Notes: Lots of push and pull in this one. Not quite what I expected, but it did end with a cliffhanger.


Blurb: Yuya Asabuki is a young boy who lives with his older brothers. One day, he accidentally opens up the ancient shrine that was in his back yard, and three handsome Inugamis (dog gods) appear from inside. They insist that they will take Yuya and his brothers as their brides as a payment for being locked in the shrine by Yuya's ancestor. Yuya's partner dog god's name is Akatsuki. He is rough and insensitive. Yuya refuses to be his "wife" as he refuses to marry a man, but Akatsuki takes him to bed. Turns out Inugamis need to copulate with their wives to get energy... Vol.1, 50 pages.


Title: Twittering Birds Never Fly

Series: Vol. 1

Author: Kou Yoneda

Length:


Genre: Romance / Dominance & Submission / Manga / LBGT

Notes: 


Blurb: Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there's something about Doumeki that he can't resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly.


Title: Ten Count

Series: 

Author: Rihito Takarai

Length: 178 pages


Genre: Romance / Manga / LGBT

Notes: 


Blurb: Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows.


Title: Love in Limbo

Series

Author: Haji

Length: 170 pages


Genre: Romance / Fatnasy / Manga / LGBT / #reading

Notes: 


Blurb: Calen, who has no memory beyond being a soldier, begins his new life in Limbo with a caretaker named Makoto. To atone for his sins, Calen has been given the powers of a reaper and tasked with guiding and protecting the souls of the dead. As he works alongside the purehearted Makoto, Calen begins to develop feelings for him. But will those feelings change once he learns Makoto’s true nature?


Title: Graineliers

Series: Vol. 1

Author: Rihito Takarai

Length: 196 pages


Genre: YA Young Adult / Sci-Fi Fantasy / #reading

Notes: 


Blurb: Rihito Takarai (Ten Count) pens anything but a garden variety fantasy! In a world where the seeds of plants are imbued with power, the wheels of fate begin to turn for Luca, an illegal seed cultivator, when the government-sanctioned Graineliers come to take away his father, who in turn hands Luca a rare and powerful seed...!


Title: Fence

Series: Vol. 1

Author: C.S. Pacat

Length: 107 pages


Genre: Romance? / Contemporary / Sports / Competitions / LGBT

Notes: There are many reasons why I have not read Captive Prince but I thought that I would give this series a try. 


Blurb: Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice. Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama. Collects issues #1-4.


Title: I Hear the Sunspot

Series

Author: Yuki Fumino

Length: 200 pages


Genre: Contemporary Graphic Novel / Deaf Character

Notes: 


Blurb: Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi's words cut through Kohei's usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever.


Title: Coyote

Series

Author: Ranmaru Zariya

Length: 177 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Werewolf / LGBT

Notes: 


Blurb: In order to conceal that he’s a werewolf, Coyote avoids getting too involved with humans. But Marleen, a pianist at a bar he frequents, is interested in him and just won’t take no for an answer. When Coyote unexpectedly goes into heat for the first time, Marleen catches him while he’s unable to maintain his human form and offers up a tempting invitation. Coyote wants to resist, but can he?


Title: Crimson Spell

Series: Vol. 1

Author:

Length: 200 pages


Genre: Romance / Fantasy / LGBT / #reading

Notes: 


Blurb: Upon wielding an ancient sword that has been passed down through his royal family for generations, Prince Vald is struck by a curse that turns him into a demon! In search of guidance, Vald appeals to the powerful sorcerer Halvi for help, and the two set out on a journey to break the curse. However, there is one thing the handsome sorcerer is keeping secret from the young prince—the raging demon that Vald turns into every night can only be calmed when Halvi satisfies his lust! And so begins their epic journey in search of clues to break the young prince’s curse. 

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Friday, November 20, 2020

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

 *blink* and this week is gone, gone, gone. For the first time ever, I'm thinking about ordering my Thanksgiving dinner from the grocery store. Although, I want to make a carrot cake myself. I finished some books that I listed last week and complete a couple of new ones in between. 

Title: Treasured #read
Series:
Author(s): SJ Himes
Length: 91 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Dragons / Magic / Gay

Notes: This was a fun, sweet romance. I loved the world and would definitely buy more if SJ wrote more stories in this world.

Blurb: Needing employment to help his ailing mother, Alaric Keening gets a job as a billionaire dragon's clairvoyant. He never imagined his almost useless talent would ever become a marketable skill, and even worse--the sight of his new boss leaves him breathless. That was the worst, until the first day on the job, he finds himself nearly dying in the arms of his new boss.

Tarquin is a storm dragon, and he's been alone for centuries. Fleeing the Great Wars, he sacrificed his old territory and made a new home in Montreal, collecting companies to fill the void left by the loss of his hoard. Running an international company in the magical world means hiring a clairvoyant to protect his assets, and yet there is nothing to protect his heart when Alaric Keening walks into his office.

Between trying to keep Alaric alive and trying to find who's out to kill Tarquin, they can't deny the connection that goes far beyond that of a boss and his new employee--but that of a dragon and his treasure.


Treasured was previously published as the short story, A Caller From Montreal, in the Heart2Heart Charity Anthology Vol 4. It has been expanded and lightly edited with new content. Word count is 25,000 words.


Title: America Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories
Series:
Author(s): Sarah Gailey
Length: 270 pages

Genre: Alternate History / Historical / Hippos Rules / Trans

Notes: This is on my wish list. Seriously, who does not want to ride a hippo?

Blurb: In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume.

Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge.


Title: Discovering Destiny #TBR
Series: (Familiar Magick Book 1)
Author(s): Abigail Kade
Length: 125 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Witches / Gay

Notes: I picked up the audiobook for this one. I haven't read this author before but the blurb sounds fun and interesting.

Blurb: Two witches. Two souls that are inescapably intertwined. What will they do when they discover their destiny?

Atherton Blackwood

Once upon a time, I was the heir to my family's seat on the High Council of Witches. After one horrific night, the Council was no more and all the families went into hiding. The likelihood I would ever find my mo shíorghrá, my soul mate, was gone. But by fate or luck, I’ve finally found my other half. Tobias Wyvern was destined to be mine, but we’re discovering that’s not all destiny has in store for us. I need to find out if our future will be our own, or if it will be determined by a prophecy that was written before either of us were born. I’ll do whatever I have to do, go wherever I have to go to find a way for us to be together.

Tobias Wyvern

I invited my next door neighbor, Arthur, to a family dinner to get them off my back, but what I’m finding out is that my whole life has been a lie. I was always told we were the only witches left in the world, but that’s because my family was too frightened to tell me the truth. They signed a marriage contract when I was a child, but had no intention of following through. The Wyverns and the Blackwoods would never be united if they could prevent it. When all hell broke loose, they were able to disappear. Now fate has brought Atherton Blackwoods into my life, and we come to realize we're made to be together. But it's not that simple. By coming together, we’ll set into motion a destiny neither one of us could ever have predicted. Are we willing to put our lives on the line to break the cycle of destruction ?


Title: Taking His Confession #WishList
Series: (Cloth & Stone Book 1)
Author(s): PJ Friel, Saffron Hari
Length: 278 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gargoyles / Gay

Notes: I've been looking for gargoyle books for a while now and got exited when I saw this one. But there is a warning that there is a cliffhanger. I did notice that books 2 and 3 are scheduled for release so readers won't be waiting long for the next book.

Blurb: Sparks fly when a man of the cloth teams up with a cursed creature of stone to save a troubled teen from a ruthless drug lord. 

Gideon Fawkes longs to meet the handsome young deacon who teaches at St. Anthony's Boys Academy. There's just one problem. Gideon is a gargoyle, and he's pretty sure Deacon Cruz only dates humans.

Cordero Cruz knows a lot about forgiveness. It's the cornerstone of his calling. Too bad he can never offer it to himself. Because of him, people died, and there's no redemption for that kind of mistake.

But a lack of humanity and a heart filled with guilt are nothing compared to a young man's life. When a merciless criminal threatens Cordero and one of his students, Gideon will have to risk more than his stony hide to protect them. Cordero must do the unthinkable to prove he's deserving of the gargoyle turned guardian angel. But when their road to hell is paved with good intentions, they must learn only trust and redemption can pave the way for love.
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This book ends on a cliffhanger and is the first book in a trilogy that MUST be read in order for maximum reader enjoyment.


Title: Cutie and the Beast #reading
Series: Fae out of Water, 1
Author(s): EJ Russell
Length: 9 hours

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fae Lords / Gay

Notes: I'm in the middle of this book and it has some hilarious moments. The drunken zombie dance made me laugh tears. 

Blurb: Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick’s temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he’s been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission.

Alun Kendrick, former Queen’s Champion of Faerie’s Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland’s supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: No non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn’t be difficult - in the 200 years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face.

But cheeky David isn’t intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: When fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.



Title: How to Elude a Vampire #read
Series: VRC: Vampire Related Crimes, Book 2
Author(s): Alice Winters
Length: 9 hrs, 40 min

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay / Humor

Notes: Yay! I finally got around to reading this one after skipping around the series. Claude is much cuter in his book 

Blurb: Finn

When the vampire stalking me sent me a letter, I was prepared for my new life with the man I love to get thrown into chaos. But as the days stretch on and nothing happens, I become determined not to allow that monster to rule my life and decide that Marcus and I will move on.

We can’t always allow the past to haunt us. If that includes pestering Marcus and harassing my fellow detectives, they’d better learn to love it because I’m not going anywhere, even if they like to remind me I’m the only human working in a department filled with vampires.

But Marcus loves me for who I am, even if he’s not crazy about the cute pet names I call him like McBitey. Being with him is more than I could have dreamed, and even with the trials thrown in our way, he never fails to make me smile.

Marcus

When Finn joined the VRC, I never expected how everything would change. Now that he’s the brightest part of my days, I’m unsure of how I existed without him. Before Finn and I can settle into our new life together, we’re called in as lead detectives when a body is found in the river, and the case soon hits closer to home than we anticipated.

I want to be by Finn’s side to keep him safe, but at the same time, Finn’s fighting for the freedom he’s always wanted after being forced to live a life of fear. What I do know is that my future is with Finn, no matter what happens.

How to Elude a Vampire is the second in the VRC series and contains a display of manly prowess that doesn't go as desired, reluctant bonding with a new pet, interfering with a snarky Russian's love life, misuse of office supplies, a vampire with a killer fashion sense but very little game, a total lack of ancient kung fu powers, a feisty human who almost always gets his way, and the possessive vampire who adores him.


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Friday, November 13, 2020

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

The last couple of weeks have had some ups and down. One of my pups passed, bone cancer of the spine. I took a week off and then Jason took this past week off and I only worked the morning (because he slept late) and then spent time with him. I've been reading a lot!! Although it's been several books at once. Focus issues so I've been jumping around.


Title: Iron and Velvet #reading
Series: Kate Kane Paranormal Investigator, 1
Author(s): Alexis Hall

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / England / Vampires /  Witches / Weres / Light Mystery / Lesbian / Bisexual / 

Notes: I'm about midway through this audiobook and it's been interesting. Not as much mystery as I expected. Kate has a lot of tumultuous background that is told and it makes me feel as if this starts in the middle of a series. I'm also finding it hard to consider this a romance. Not a lot of romancing going on. There's a lot of lust, but... Maybe it's because I'm not a fan of all the various love interests presented. We'll see what the next half of the story unveils. 

Blurb: I like my women like I like my whiskey: more than is good for me.

Name's Kane, Kate Kane. I'm a paranormal private investigator, which is like a normal private investigator except - and stop me if you're having trouble following this - more paranormal. This business comes with a few basic rules: don't start drinking before noon, don't get your partner killed, don't sleep with the woman who killed him.

Last year I broke all of them.

The only rule I didn't break was the one that said don't work for vampires. But then a dead werewolf showed up outside the Soho shag palace of Julian Saint-Germain - a bloodsucking flibbertigibbet who's spent the last eight centuries presiding over an ever-growing empire of booze, sex, and hemoglobin.

I shouldn't have taken the job. The last thing I needed was to get caught in a supernatural smackdown between a werewolf pack and a vampire prince. Even if the vampire prince was dangerously my type. But what can I say? I was broke, I'm a sucker for a pretty face and I gave up on making good decisions a long time ago.

Contains mature themes.


Title: Wicked Gentlemen #reading
Series:
Author(s): Ginn Hale

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gothic Fantasy / Gay

Notes: This book has been on my To-Read list for years. I've always heard how great it is. The audiobook is quite engaging and it seems to be a set of short stories that weave together for the overall plot. The shortness is actually working in my favor because it gives me good points where I can set the book down. I'm really enjoying the book so far.

Blurb: Belimai Sykes is many things: a Prodigal, the descendant of ancient demons, a creature of dark temptations and rare powers. He is also a man with a brutal past and a dangerous addiction.

And Belimai Sykes is the only man Captain William Harper can turn to when faced with a series of grisly murders.

But Mr. Sykes does not work for free, and the price of Belimai's company will cost Captain Harper far more than his reputation.

From the ornate mansions of noblemen, where vivisection and sorcery are hidden beneath a veneer of gold, to the steaming slums of Hells Below, Captain Harper must fight for justice and for his life.

His enemies are many and his only ally is a devil he knows too well. Such are the dangers of dealing with the wicked.

Contains mature themes.



Title: Her Vampire Mates #reading
Series:
Author(s): Tamsin Baker

Genre: Romance / Historical / Paranormal / Vampires / Bisexual / Ménage /

Notes: I've been a very vampire mood the last couple of months and I love the dynamics of this story setup where the deadly vampire is the woman, not a man.

Blurb: Can a handsome human bring a dominant vampire to her knees?

Dominance. Blood. Lust.

My immortal soul craves them all.

As Madame of a brothel, I hold the power. Make the rules.
Antony, my long-time friend and lover, satisfies most needs.
But I’m never fully sated.

Not until Benedict enters my dungeon.

This striking human hungers for my domination, and revels in my pleasure.
He is my blood mate.

The discovery offers something far more powerful, more dangerous than I ever expected—a chance at love.

Antony’s damaged soul is drawn to the man I’ve claimed as my own. When he joins our carnal bliss it’s clear we now share more than just our friendship and our bodies.
We share a mate.

A human mate whose love has the power to heal us. Or break us both.

Can two possessive and passionate vampires make a relationship work with the one human they are both destined to love?


Title: How to Save a Human #reading
Series: (VRC: Vampire Related Crimes Book 4)
Author(s): Alice Winters

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Humor / Gay

Notes: I have really enjoyed this series... I read the first book and skipped to the 3rd, and this is the 4th. I am going to read book 2 since I know how the bid bad turns out. It was just too angsty for me for awhile. LOL! This one just released and I've been reading by chapter when I'm not engaged with crocheting (where I listen to audiobooks instead). It will be interesting to see how this one pans out since the timeframe spans the 1st three books.

Blurb: River

When I meet Bentley DeGray, I’m at the lowest point in my life because no matter how much I fight, my past won’t let me escape. Bentley makes me laugh and care and love, but what does any of that mean when I’m living a lie?

Things get complicated when I find out he’s with the Vampire Related Crimes Unit, the organization looking for answers about the abductions of prominent vampires.

The same organization that stands in my way.

My time is ticking down while I’m wound up in this role I’ve been forced to play, but I know that I would be drowning without Bentley by my side.

Bentley

We’re facing something that runs so deep that we don’t know who we can trust besides each other, even within the VRC. River makes me feel like every day is worth living and enjoying—like I’m not so alone. I can’t imagine life without him. But I know that if I want to keep him by my side, I will need to do everything I can to help him so our love doesn’t get cut short before it can truly grow.

How to Save a Human contains a cat who shows her affection by not drawing (much) blood, art projects that are a little… sketchy, the most underwhelming “bull” ride ever, and vampires that may or may not be in the mob.


Title: By Imperial Decree #pre-ordered
Series: ESTO Universe
Author(s): Angel Martinez

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Royalty / Mechanic / Gay

Notes: This comes out on the 17th and I will slotting the whole day for reading! I CANNOT WAIT

Blurb: An Imperial prince can only hide for so long—but his solution of a hastily invented engagement could backfire spectacularly.

Marsh Kensinger's work as the utility mechanic for Bremen Station keeps his life interesting - but never quite as interesting as finding a pilot still hidden inside a hibernation drawer in what should have been a salvage craft. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but the Altairian Imperial crest on the private craft and the semi-conscious pilot's odd questions pique his always-whirling curiosity.

Still unattached at a concerning age for an imperial son, Prince Shiro Shinohara hadn't been running from the endless, mind-numbing rounds of omiai his mother, the Empress, had mandated. Not exactly. He'd just wanted a break from persistent suitors at the family retreat on Ceti Tau. The short respite becomes a panicked flight for his life when one of the suitors stalking him attacks the family compound.

Worried for the soldiers he was forced to leave behind, afraid there's a conspiracy to kidnap him, Shiro confides in the handsome mechanic who found him and in a moment of panic, concocts the fiction of a serious relationship with Marsh. It's only until Shiro's people can reach him and he can press charges back home. Marsh is willing to play along and Shiro's just going to have to keep himself together and not, under any circumstances, fall for the wonderful, generous man who refuses to stop helping him.


Title: Fangs for the Memories #read
Series: (Dead and Breakfast Book 2)
Author(s): Julia Talbot

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Werewolf / Bisexual / 

Notes: I had the first book of this series, Fangs and Catnip, on my Halloween post and I read it all the way through and jumped on this one. I love this series and I hope that Julia plans to write more about these characters. There are so many who need their mates!

Blurb: One wolf has lost his memory, but they’ll both lose their hearts.

Bitten werewolf Tom owes the folks at the Dead and Breakfast big for saving his life. So when they ask for help with a rogue wolf at the B&B, he’s happy to do his part, Though he isn’t quite prepared for what he’ll find.

Werewolf Nathan lost everything to a sadistic kidnapper—his freedom, his memories, and maybe even his ability to be human. But as soon as he meets Tom, he knows he might be able to reclaim his life. And even a turned wolf like Tom feels the mating call. The trouble is, Tom isn’t the only one who wants Nathan, and they’ll need help from all their supernatural friends at the D & B to defeat a powerful enemy and keep their love—and themselves—alive.

This is a previously published title. The publisher has changed.

Title: Love for My Zombie Kings #read
Series: (Zombies Rule The World Book 1)
Author: Leesha McCoy

Genre: Romance / Post Zombie England / Paranormal / RH / 

Notes: There is so much that I love about this book. It has some sciencey aspects since our Heroine is a science prodigal, but I don't know how accurate or made-up it is. I'm okay with that. LOL! It is RH with her and five Zombie shifter brothers. I have never read of or heard of zombie shifters, and I really want to see where this story arc goes. I did have a couple of moments where she was completely attracted to sometime I would not be, because hey, zombies. But I liked everyone. Although I have questions, lots of questions about how it ended. I am going to read the next book to see what other new things the author throws at me.

Blurb: Five dead brothers want me, and I plan to keep them all.

The dead took over the night a year ago, bringing with them terror beyond our wildest dreams. As a scientist and a specialist in DNA, I've been in the thick of it since the very beginning.

Now, however, a new type of zombie has emerged.

They've called it a Zed-Two.

It's stronger, faster, but most importantly, part human. It can shift from human to zombie in the blink of an eye, but also eat half a body in about twice that time.

One was captured, but it escaped. Now my lab seems to have gotten their claws into one.

And I'm the reason why.

He twists shit inside my mind.

The things he can do and the things he makes me feel through the glass...

Then one of his brothers gets himself captured, too.

And all hell breaks loose.

This book features five gorgeous men who fiercely love one woman.
18+ Not intended for readers who do not enjoy a steaming hot good time.
Series: 
Author: K.A. Knight

Genre: Dark Romance / Paranormal / RH

Notes: So I started this on a whim and was kinda of surprised at how much I really liked it, considering how it started out. It has some horror elements since she is on a revenge war path and she's pretty savage. Her mates are Kernunnos, a nephilim, a dragon king, and minotaur. I'm reading the second book and she's pulling more mates to her. This is a dark and imbalanced world, and I think I know where this will go, but I know that there is at least one more book to the series that is not out yet, so I'm dragging my feet to complete book 2. Mind the warnings for this book.

Blurb: My husband killed me.

Then he screwed his way through the city, the only problem? I didn’t stay dead. It seems killing me woke something deep inside, something so dark and buried so deep I never knew it was there.

I don’t know what I am, I don’t really care. All I can think about is revenge, even as the monsters in the dark start to surround me. Their horns and black eyes, mouths filled with fangs claiming I am theirs.

My monsters will have to wait, he will regret the day he crossed me.

Are you scared of the dark? You should be.

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*

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Friday, October 30, 2020

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

 What's going on? Typing away on Cherish. Trying to not eat all the Halloween candy and experimenting with baking. That's plenty of excitement for me! LOL!

This is not an all inclusive Halloween-esque books. I ran across several more (excited wiggles) that have been released this week but I can't put them all on here. So go have a look!!


Title: Fangs and Catnip

Series(Dead and Breakfast Book 1)

Author: Julia Talbot

Length


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay

Notes

Blurb: A love worth fighting for—tooth and claw.


Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels, and soon he begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences—for their bodies and their hearts.

This is a previously published title. The publisher has changed.

 

Title: The Ghost of Ellwood

Series(Ivy Grove Book 1)

Author: Jaclyn Osborn

Length: 261 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Ghosts / Mystery / Gay

Notes:

Blurb“I didn't believe in ghosts. Until I met him.”


As a horror novelist, Ben makes a living telling scary stories. However, he's struggling in his career and fears he's lost his touch. Not only is there a disconnect in his writing, but in his personal life as well. After his relationship goes south, he decides to start over and moves to Ivy Grove, a small town with a lot of history.


He hopes the quaint town and beautiful Victorian manor he moved into will spark inspiration and help him fall back in love with writing.

And then strange things start happening.
Creaks in the hall, shadows from the corner of his eye, and the sense that he's being watched. Ben soon learns that the manor has a dark past, and within the morbid history, he discovers a century old mystery.

Who is Theo Blackwell? And what happened to him all those years ago?
As Ben begins to unravel the truth, he finds himself not only falling in love with writing again, but also falling for the stunning young man who haunts his manor.

*The Ghost of Ellwood is a paranormal m/m romance. You'll find mystery, a somewhat grumpy writer, a sassy ghost, and of course a HEA.*


Title: Witcheskin

Series(Lunar Shadows Book 1)

Author: Nem Rowan

Length: 286 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Horror / Urban Fantasy / Transgender / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFollowing the disappearance of his father, keen photographer Owen returns to the Welsh village where his parents grew up to live with his mother and her boyfriend. Despite being born in Wales and having been raised in England, Owen feels like an outcast, and the villagers are unfriendly. He soon discovers an epidemic of cattle mutilations that have been spreading through the countryside like a rash and, determined to discover the cause, he takes up his camera and starts snapping pictures.


While pursuing the mystery, he meets Maredudd, an old friend of his parents of whom they had never spoken, and Owen can’t help but feel drawn to him. Maredudd seems to know more about the mutilations than the other villagers are willing to admit, and even more about the supposed death of Owen’s father than his own mother does. Maredudd shows Owen things he never thought possible, and Owen soon finds himself at the centre of the kind of folk tale only his father could dream of.


Title: Gothika: Tale of Love & the Supernatural

Series

Author: Eli Easton

Length: 302 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Horror / Gay

Notes:

BlurbGOTHIKA: TALES OF LOVE AND THE SUPERNATURAL by Eli Easton


If you're in the mood for romance with a tinge of darkness, immerse yourself in these four tales of love and gothic horror in this anthology from Eli Easton. Each story is novella length.

"Reparation"
On the harsh planet of Kalan, weakness is not tolerated. When young spore farmer Edward suffers an carriage accident that kills his mail-order bride and his factory manager, Edward has little chance of survival, until Knox—an enormous “reconstitute” slave—plucks him from disaster.

Recons are part machine, part human remains from executed Federation prisoners. But Knox is different from other recons. He can read and has flashes of brilliance. With no one else to rely on over the bleak winter, Edward forms an alliance with Knox, and against social taboos, they become friends. Edward struggles against his growing lust for the large humanoid, and while Knox thrives in his new life, memories of his past torment him.

A twist of fate brought Knox and Edward together, but there will be a price to pay in blood when they learn how deeply their lives truly intersect

“The Bird”
Colin Hastings is sent to Jamaica in 1870 to save his father’s sugar cane plantation. If he succeeds, he can marry his fiancée back in London and take his place in proper English society. But Colin finds more than he bargained for on the island. His curiosity about Obeah, the native folk magic, leads him to agree to a dangerous ritual where he is offered his heart’s most secret desire—one he’s kept deeply buried all his life. What happens when a proper English gentleman has his true sensual nature revealed and freed by the Obeah spirits?

“Among the Dead”
Every since his accident, Neil Gaven sees dead people. He’s isolated himself, unable to bear the constant barrage of sadness and grief. But a gentle ghost grabs his attention on the bus one day. He seems to understand, to have some secret to impart. Neil works to interpret the ghost’s clues. They they lead him to Trist, a homeless young man who is also tormented by spirits. Are they two of a kind? Maybe together they can find a way to live among the dead.

"The Black Dog"
Constable Hayden MacLairty is used to life being dull around the tiny hamlet of Laide on the north Scottish coast. They get occasional tourists, “monster hunters” interested in the local legend of the Black Dog, but Hayden thinks that’s only a myth. A rash of sheep killings, a murdered hiker, huge footprints, and sightings of the Black Dog force Hayden to rethink the matter. With the help of Simon Corto, a writer from New York doing research for a book about the Black Dog, Hayden tries to figure out why the enormous hound is reappearing. Hayden finds himself strongly attracted to another person for the first time in his life. But between the danger stalking the hills, Simon’s inevitable return to New York, and Hayden’s mother’s illness, true love may be more of a phantom than the Black Dog.


Title: The Ghost of You: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Elizabeth Coldwell

Length: 65 pages


Genre: Roimance / Paranormal / Ghost / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


His dead lover is coming back to rock his world all over again.

When rock star and recovering alcoholic Fisher Kelty is found dead, overdosed on booze and pills, the coroner rules it an unfortunate accident. But Fisher’s death leaves his partner, Casey, with more questions than answers as he tries to put his shattered world back together.

As the anniversary of his passing rolls around, and conspiracy theories rear their heads, Casey begins to dream of Fisher. Strange things start happening in the home they shared. Is Fisher trying to contact Casey, and if so, why?

Casey’s friend Will believes that’s the case. He encourages Casey to visit a psychic and find out whether Fisher has a message for him. Casey hopes this will finally put to rest all the doubts he has over why Fisher died. However, as Fisher becomes an all-too-real presence in Casey’s life once more, eager to pick up where they left off, Casey realizes nothing is as simple as it seems where a handsome, sexy ghost is involved.


Title: Witching Hour: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Pelaam

Length: 66 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Ghost / Gay / 

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


Legend says that at the witching hour creatures of darkness are at their most powerful. Gerald is about to find it’s more than legend.

Gerald Pickering is an actor with a traveling troupe whose next performance is in the lakeside town of Taupo. When he is purposely excluded from the organized accommodations, he has to find somewhere he can stay. When he’s given a card for another motel, he’s warned about the owner’s odd Goth grandson, but the motel is perfect—and even has a hot tub.

Gerald meets Jules and is immediately drawn to him, despite his unique style of dress and his youth. Soon Jules is helping Gerald with his rehearsals during the day and being his lover by night.

When Gerald finds that the company accounts aren’t balancing, he shares his concerns with a colleague who, like Gerald, is doubling their duties while the company owner is incapacitated. However, when Gerald is lured into an alley at the witching hour, Jules’ true nature is revealed.

Knowing the truth, will Gerald choose love, irrespective of the form in which it comes?


Title: Imaginary Lover

SeriesBeyond the Realm: Remember Book 8

Author: Morgan Brice

Length: 127 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Psychics / Monsters Hunters / Horror / Gay / 

NotesImaginary Lover is the eighth book in the multi-author series, Beyond the Realm: Remember. Each book is set in its own world and can be read as a standalone novel. Join eight authors on eight very different, romantic, and magical stories as each one writes their own take on the same concept.

Blurb“There’s no time. Remember your imaginary lover....”


Cory Caldwell woke up by the side of the road with no memory of how he got there. He pieces together who he is but has no idea what happened to him.

Dark visions haunt him—flashes of blood, magic, and a brutal fight. Scorching dreams of a faceless lover offer no clues. His gut warns that something urgent is eluding him, and that time is running out. Worse is the sense of bone-deep grief, as if Cory is missing part of his soul.

Desperate for answers, he hops a bus for Fox Hollow, a town famous for psychics, mediums, and those with supernatural abilities. Then a stranger calls Cory by name and casts a furtive glance around him. “There’s no time,” the man says. “I need your help. Remember...” Can Cory unlock his missing memories and rescue the stranger before it’s too late?

Imaginary Lover is full of dangerous magic, hurt/comfort, brave monster hunters, dark curses, sincere psychics, found family, and forever love.

Title: Lesser Knowns Monsters

Series

Author: Rory Michaelson

Length


Genre: Dark Fantasy / Paranormal / Adventure / Found Family / 

Notes:

BlurbBeing the chosen one isn’t always a good thing.


Oscar Tundale is useless, or at least that's what he's always thought. He and his friends are about to discover that not only are monsters real, but some of them are very interested in Oscar. Now, they must find out what the monsters want, before something terrible happens to London; or worse yet, the world.


Lesser Known Monsters is an own voices queer dark fantasy featuring diverse characters on a found family adventure. Perfect for fans of action and paranormal romance seeking LGBTQ+ heroes.

Title: Love for My Zombie Kings

Series(Zombies Rule The World Book 1)

Author: LeeSha McCoy

Length: 126 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Zombies / RH

Notes: This list would not be complete without a zombie book and what better than a poly, zombie romance? LOL

BlurbFive dead brothers want me, and I plan to keep them all.


The dead took over the night a year ago, bringing with them terror beyond our wildest dreams. As a scientist and a specialist in DNA, I've been in the thick of it since the very beginning.

Now, however, a new type of zombie has emerged.

They've called it a Zed-Two.

It's stronger, faster, but most importantly, part human. It can shift from human to zombie in the blink of an eye, but also eat half a body in about twice that time.

One was captured, but it escaped. Now my lab seems to have gotten their claws into one.

And I'm the reason why.

He twists shit inside my mind.

The things he can do and the things he makes me feel through the glass...

Then one of his brothers gets himself captured, too.

And all hell breaks loose.

This book features five gorgeous men who fiercely love one woman.
18+ Not intended for readers who do not enjoy a steaming hot good time.


Title: Hot Stuff: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Imari Jade

Length: 129 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Fae / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


A master vampire gets the surprise of his life when a sexy male fairy dances his way into his club—and into his life.

An Irish fairy prince named Nicholas Bryne arrives in New Orleans and gets a job as a host at a popular nightclub called the Fur and Fangs. The two club owners—Stephen Chenoweth, a master vampire, and Andrew Newcomb, an alpha werewolf—are both captivated by the fairy’s handsome face and sexy body. Though neither of them has ever encountered a fairy before, both are well aware that they are pranksters.

Stephen doesn’t know why Nicholas has come to Louisiana, but he is more interested to find out what he’s like in bed. Nicholas, on the other hand, has been kicked out of the fairy kingdom for messing with a brownie prince and seeks a new life where he can just be himself without complications—and prove to his parents that he’s not a complete ass.


Title: How to Make the Perfect Man: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author(s): Catherine Curzon, Eleanor Harkstead

Length


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alchemist / Friends to Lovers / Gay

Notes: Talking alligator.... LOL

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


Love isn’t science. It’s alchemy.

Needing a date for the hottest Hallowe’en party in town, scientist Aubrey Waldegrave sets to work creating his perfect man. Unfortunately, the Adonis who emerges from his laboratory is a free spirit who has no time for Aubrey’s brogues and tweeds.

Alchemist Trismegistus Nimlet can turn anything into gold, but when his apocathery's alligator starts talking back and his werewolf allergy leaves him sneezing, it looks like Halloween might be a washout. Worse still, is Tris really about to lose the chap he secretly loves to a manmade surfer dude who’s more flash than Frankenstein?

With werewolves leaving fur in the ornamental fountains and a banshee making enough noise to wake the dead, Aubrey’s Halloween is going from bad to worse. All he wanted was to make his perfect man, but what if he was right there all along?

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Re-release! Releasing Chaos (Sumeria's Sons, 6) #gaypnr #gayuf #shifters #mpreg #friendstolovers #dragons

 Releasing Choas releases today on on Amazon and KU!


🔥 Gay Romance 🔥 Best Friends to Lovers 🔥 Mate Betrayal 🔥 Paranormal / Urban Fantasy 🔥 Lycan Shifters 🔥 Sumerian Gods/Goddesses 🔥 Mpreg

Buy Link: Amazon (and KU)


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.


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Friday, October 23, 2020

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

 What's going on? With Halloween being next weekend, I thought it was time to drag out my hoarded vampire books. :D


Title: Bloodlaced

Series(Youkai Bloodlines Book 1)

Author: Courtney Maguire

Length: 314 pages


GenreRomance / Paranormal / Vampires / Myths & Legends / Historical / Transgender

Notes:

BlurbKanjin hardly view their servants as human. Even less so when they are different.

Asagi is different. Both a man and a woman.

In the wake of his failure to protect a boy he saw as a son from their abusive master, Asagi is sold into the house of a young nobleman, Mahiro, who is the opposite of everything Asagi has ever known—gentle, kind, and generous.

Mahiro bonds with Asagi and their friendship blooms into a deep and profound love. But when Asagi is poisoned out of jealousy, Mahiro reveals himself to be youkai, a demon who feeds on blood, and he has no choice but to turn Asagi to save his life.

Asagi awakes reborn, strong, and eternally youthful. But the price for Asagi’s new life is high.

The blood of the innocent.

Just as Asagi’s trust in Mahiro falters, the boy he failed to protect, now a man, reappears.

New master, same threat.

With both a literal and proverbial monster at the door, Asagi must decide what it means to be human to protect what he loves most.

Content Warnings: physical abuse, sexual abuse (off-page), self-harm, blood, graphic violence


Title: Lore & Lust

Series: Lore & Lust, 1

Author: Karla Nikole

Length: 284 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay

Notes:

BlurbThe slow burn, gay vampire romance you didn't know you needed...

Haruka Hirano is alive, but not quite living. Surviving but not thriving. As an elite purebred vampire in the twenty-first century, he is broken. Content in his subpar existence.

He is done with life. But life is not finished with him.

When he receives a formal request to oversee an antiquated vampire ritual at Hertsmonceux Castle, Haruka grudgingly leaves his home to meet another purebred. The vampire is not what he expects. Truly, he is unlike any vampire Haruka has ever encountered: cautious, innocent and with the warmth and gravitational pull of the sun.

Lore and Lust is an exploration of cultures, contemporary society and romance. It puts a whimsical spin on traditional vampire lore, while also creating a vivid new world where love is love. No questions asked.

Mature sexual content.

Title: Attempted Vampirism

SeriesAttempted Vampirism, 1 

Author: L.G. Estrella

Length: 200 pages


Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Vampires / Humor / 

Notes: I don't know if this is a romance or not. The title caught my eye and the blurb sounds like a great, funny romp.

BlurbIt’s not easy being a vampire – just ask Jonathan.


As the 32nd Lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, he’s a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cosy – some would say dilapidated – castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specialising in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, it’s probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life.

Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own.

Think tax collectors are bad? How about… vampire tax collectors?

After a run in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing except a dressing gown and a pair of bunny slippers, he has no choice but to leave his quiet life behind. He needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant he’s got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles.

To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods aren’t going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve.

If Jonathan can survive werewolves, bandits, and eldritch monstrosities, he might just stand a chance. Sure, he’s more familiar with a book than a sword, but he’ll make it work. Somehow. Maybe. Probably not.

It’s not easy being a vampire, but Jonathan is going to give it his best shot.

Title: Hunger Pangs: True Love Bites

Series

Author: Joy Demorra

Length


Genre: Gothic Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Werewolves / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual / 

Notes:

BlurbIn a world of dwindling hope, love has never mattered more...


Captain Nathan J. Northland had no idea what to expect when he returned home to Lorehaven injured from war, but it certainly wasn’t to find himself posted on an island full of vampires. An island whose local vampire dandy lord causes Nathan to feel strange things he’d never felt before.

Particularly about fangs.

When Vlad Blutstein agreed to hire Nathan as Captain of the Eyrie Guard, he hadn’t been sure what to expect either, but it certainly hadn’t been to fall in love with a disabled werewolf. However Vlad has fallen and fallen hard, and that’s the problem.

Torn by their allegiances—to family, to duty, and the age-old enmity between vampires and werewolves—the pair find themselves in a difficult situation: to love where the heart wants or to follow where expectation demands.

The situation is complicated further when a mysterious and beguiling figure known only as Lady Ursula crashes into their lives, bringing with her dark omens of death, doom, and destruction in her wake.

And a desperate plea for help neither of them can ignore.

Thrown together in uncertain times and struggling to find their place amidst the rising human empire, the unlikely trio must decide how to face the coming darkness: united as one or divided and alone. One thing is for certain, none of them will ever be the same.

Title: Fated Vampire

Series: Chosen Hearts

Author: Anne O'Connell

Length: 91 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes: I didn't realize when I grabbed this that it is part of Season Two of the Paranormal Underworld's Chosen Hearts series, which looks like a shared world between some authors. But it looks as if it can be read as a standalone.

BlurbLove bites.


Draco: I never wanted to fall in love, I just wanted to be left alone. Then my best friend drags me to a music festival and I meet Alex. He’s perfect, we click, and before I know it, things are getting serious. Now, no matter how desperately I want to keep seeing him – there are things in Alex’s past and present that I can’t condone.

Alex: Draco is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s beautiful, kind, intelligent. His empathy sets him apart from most of our kind. So when he finds out I work in “vampire food services”, he refuses to keep seeing me due to ethical differences. It’s a great job with a lot of perks, but I need to decide what I want for my future. The job, or him?

**This gay vampire romance is part of Season Two of the Paranormal Underworld's Chosen Hearts series.**


TitleFlesh + Blood

Series: Blood Stone Complete Series

Author: Tracey Cooper-Posey

Length: 1793 pages


Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual /

Notes:

BlurbThe entire sexy vampire urban fantasy series in one boxed set!



The acclaimed and beloved Blood Stone series—five novels, a novella and two short stories—all collected together for the first time.

Nathaniel (Nial) Aquila Valerius Aurelius is over 1,500 years old and a master manipulator of people, hearts and emotions. He has grown tired of hiding behind masks and knows the modern world will soon force vampires out of hiding, if they do not step into the light themselves.

There are those who oppose Nial and his liberators’ plans to expose vampires to the world, including the Pro Libertatus, who hide among the powerful of the human world, with enormous resources and manpower to bring Nial and his friends to heel.

Then there is the League for Humanity, who are anything but humane. They consider humans the underdogs, mere servants to their vampire overlords and useful cannon fodder. They hide in shadows while humans do their very dirty work, as they try to bring Nial’s people back into line. They have no intention of becoming the equal of humans.

Just those two opponents are overwhelming, but Nial and his friends face more difficult foes as time goes on: The Unspoken Ones — vampires so old they have regressed to ways of thought and speech that modern humans and younger vampires can barely comprehend, but they wield powers unmatched by anyone on the planet.

Then there is the Blood Stone itself. Is it myth, or real? If it is real, it has the power to change the world as we know it. Who finds it, who wields it and who breaks it, will decide the fate of humans and vampires, both.

Reader Advisory: This paranormal MMF urban fantasy series contains more than two hot, sexy alpha heroes, frequent, explicit and frank sex scenes and sexual language. It includes heart-stopping sexual scenes between the aforementioned sexy heroes, ménage scenes, anal sex and the use of sex toys. Don't proceed beyond this point if hot love scenes offend you. No vampires were harmed in the making of this series.

The Blood Stone Series:
Blood Stone 1.0: Blood Knot (#1 Amazon Best Seller, Fantasy Romance)
Blood Stone 1.5: Amor Meus (Blood Drops Collection)*
Blood Stone 2.0: Blood Stone
Blood Stone 3.0: Blood Unleashed
Blood Stone 4.0: Blood Revealed
Blood Stone 5.0: Blood Ascendant

[*Blood Drops are short and novella length stories featuring the characters and situations in the Blood Stone series. Droplet sized morsels for your reading pleasure.]

Title: Vampires of Rome: Vampires of the World

Series

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Length: 83 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes:

BlurbVampires have been walking our world for thousands of years, living among us in secret, taking only what they need... and turning only those who need their paranormal help.


Ancient Rome—a city ruled by the bloodthirsty Emperor Nero; a place of decadence and debauchery, of hedonistic pleasures and deadly delights. But for two young slaves, Tyberius and Mateus, it is a place they must escape. For every night under cover of darkness they risk death and torture all for the sake of their forbidden love.

Destiny, however, has other plans for these star-crossed lovers. A mysterious sect, a brotherhood of dark and powerful creatures dwells in the catacombs beneath the city. They look like Romans. They pass through the shadows, working as slaves, mingling with the people of Rome. But no mortal alive knows the secret these creatures have held for centuries past… and many centuries to come.

For he who learns their secret… must surrender his mortality forever.


Vampires of Rome is a 22k-word standalone gay vampire tale featuring elements of romance, horror, adventure and eroticism, set in the deadly and decadent world of ancient Rome. The Vampires of the World stories can be read as stand-alones and in whatever order you like, since Time itself is nothing more than a human construct.
***Previously published as Vampire's Pact***

Title: Zodiac Vampires: House Scorpio

Series: Book, 1

Author: Alejandro Marrero

Length: 258 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes:

BlurbUnderneath, unbeknownst to Humankind, are massive cities and networks of Paranormal Beings. They’ve taken residence in an underground world they’ve constructed beneath Humanity’s very feet. The most prolific amongst them is the Vampires. With their superior technology that is generations beyond Humankind’s and their arcane abilities, it is a wonder they’ve yet to be discovered.


The Vampires in charge of the territories of the world are divided into twelve distinct Houses of the Zodiac. Their sovereigns and nobility are their leaders. Ezekiel Prince of House Scorpio is not like every other Vampire of his kind. Neither is his twin sister Mika. The siblings are a rare breed. Or so they thought. One day Ezekiel is compelled to hunt for prey outside his warded mountain fortress in Mount Mansfield in Vermont near Bristol. The stars lead him to his star-coursed mate. However, his mate is unaware that Paranormal beings even exist. To complicate things further, his star destined mate’s father is part of a cult that Ezekiel discovers has plans to eradicate all paranormal beings with all of the Vampiric kind first on their hit list. Meanwhile, the Zodiac Houses, with their politics and greed, cannot unite themselves even under the threat of a powerful new foe.

One thing is sure nothing would keep Ezekiel from his handsome star-coursed mate. Ezekiel cannot get him out of his mind. The urge to complete the bond threatens to drive him mad. For as powerful as Ezekiel is, he cannot defy the stars without consequences.

This is a story about a rebellious Vampire Prince that falls in love with an attractive young man at long last. Now that he’s finally found his star-coursed one, he will do anything to preserve his kind and defend his star chosen mate. Nobody would dare stand in his way. Not even this new cult intent on wiping Vampire Kind and other paranormal beings off the planet.

House Scorpio, Book One of the Zodiac Vampires, is a
***Mature LGBT Paranormal Romance***

There are graphic scenes of intimacy between two men, arcane magics, advanced technologies, and paranormal beings of every kind. There is fantasy, romance, adventure, and yes, sadly, the politics ever-present in the sovereigns of Vampiric kind.


Title: Queen Takes Venom

Series: Their Vampire Queen, 12

Author: Joely Sue Burkhart

Length: 29 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Goddesses / Poly / 

Notes:

BlurbA dark goddess rises...


"All things dark and deadly, all creatures of death and magic, all monsters poisonous and fanged, the Mother of Venom calls them all."

After thousands of years, the goddess Hekate awakens to answer a sister goddess's call. The Great Mother has need of Hekate's unique bloodline.

So the goddess of venom agrees to create an heir. A queen powerful and deadly, the most poisonous nightshade, so beautiful that she kills with a glance.

But first, Hekate must rise and call her own Blood to her side.

This is a standalone short story in the Their Vampire Queen universe and can be read in any order with the other books in the series.

Trigger Warning: This story includes snakes, scorpions, and some spiders. But lots of snakes!


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