Saturday, December 7, 2019

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

What am I doing? Finishing up the edits on Releasing Chaos before I send it back out into the world. And playing Minecraft. I binge on Minecraft off and on. I haven't played it yet this year, well at least until last weekend. There is something very soothing about creating, building, and mining. Though I do get motion sickness from the game from time to time. I have medicine on hand that helps. Can't let anything come between me and my refurbishing of an abandoned town. LOL!

On the reading front, it has been a great week with some awesome book.


Title: Contagion
Series: 
Author: Amanda Milo
Length: 129 pages

Genre: Sci-Fi / Alien POV / Romance / Humor / #read

Notes: I love reading Amanda Milo because her world building is awesome and her aliens are damned cool. This was so flipping funny and told from Simmi's POV. There is another book set in this same world that I did not read before this. Those characters are mentioned but I wasn't lost. I did pick of the first book and I'm really looking forward to it. 


Blurb: One OCD neat freak alien.
One human woman.
Both are abducted and held captive in a very unsterile environment.
What more could go wrong?
~
Simmi: I’ve broken free and I’ve also freed the human who was held captive with me. But I don’t know where we are, and I don’t know where my home is. The local wildlife may be smaller than I am, and maybe they don't have fangs near as large as mine, but I’m still terrified. My issues with germs--and my uncompromising avoidance of all the things that I’m afraid of coming into contact with--is going to get me killed in this wilderness.


Thankfully, Aurora lets me follow her.


Thankfully, she seems to know the way out of this endless and inhospitable woodland and desert biome.


But by the end of our journey, she’ll suspect she’s harboring a contagion. I have no way to know it, but she’s afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I’ll react once I find out what she’s carrying.

***Note: This 40K, Standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements and adult themes. There is no cheating. There is one really germphobic alien. Thankfully, there's also a really understanding woman who is starting to fall for him. Spoiler: They're totally gonna have a Happily Ever After... just as soon as they can get off this planet that’s trying to kill them.



Title: Jacked Cat Jive
Series: The Kai Gracen series, 3
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: 352 pages

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Fantasy / Futuristic Dysphoria / Slow Burn Romance / #read

Notes: Picked this up on audio. Really enjoyed it. I love that each book has taken you to a new part of this world. I was also on Kai's side of "kill the competition".


Blurb: The Kai Gracen Series: Book Three

Stalker Kai Gracen knew his human upbringing would eventually clash with his elfin heritage, but not so soon. Between Ryder, a pain-in-his-neck sidhe lord coaxing him to join San Diego’s Southern Rise Court, and picking up bounties for SoCalGov, he has more than enough to deal with. With his loyalties divided between the humans who raised him and the sidhe lord he’s befriended and sworn to protect, Kai finds himself standing at a crossroads.

When a friend begs Kai to rescue a small group of elfin refugees fleeing the Dusk Court, he’s pulled into a dangerous mission with Ryder through San Diego’s understreets and the wilderness beyond. Things go from bad to downright treacherous when Kerrick, Ryder’s cousin, insists on joining them, staking a claim on Southern Rise and Kai.

Burdened by his painful past, Kai must stand with Ryder against Kerrick while facing down the very court he fears and loathes. Dying while on a run is expected for a Stalker, but Kai wonders if embracing his elfin blood also means losing his heart, soul, and humanity along the way.



Title: The Hunt for Red Fluffy
Series: Brimstone, 6
Author: Angel Martinez
Length: 

Genre: Slow Burn Romantic Elements / Sci-Fi / Pirates working for the .GOV) / Gay

Notes: I picked this up on audio and I listened to this and Beside a Black Tarn back to back. Vance's singing voice for the millipede is spot on. I liked Julian in Black Tarn and loved the deeper look we got here. I hope they find a way to keep him. And seriously, the phasing octo-ship was awesome. 

Blurb: Someone abandons a pedigree hellcat right where Shax can conveniently claim her and sets off a cataclysmic domino line of events. It's time for the other shoe to drop since the Brimstone has a shadow cabal after them—partly due to Shax's own, er, interesting decisions and partly due to the presence of Agent Julian Parallax onboard.

As ship security officer, Ness has a lot on his mind—a dangerous new pet, even more dangerous criminals tracking the Brimstone, and yet another unexpected rescued guest. The last thing he needs is a distraction and Julian, who confuses and confounds him more every moment, is exactly the distraction he doesn't need. Between Shax's reckless gambits and Julian's disregard for his own safety, how is Ness supposed to keep anyone safe?

The Brimstone and her intrepid crew do all they can to stay one step ahead, but this time the hunters are closing in.



Title: Double Trouble
Series: A Magical Comedy (with a Body Count)
Author: RJ Blain 
Length: 206 pages

Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / #read

Notes: I enjoy this series immensely. And I might have gotten super excited for this because I thought it was a throuple romance. But, alas, it is not. It was still a great read.


Blurb: This novel is also included in Water Witch: a Dustin Walker Anthology and Other Tales by RJ Blain.

Layla, a recovering drug addict, reformed kleptomaniac, and general troublemaker, believes she has a one-way ticket straight to hell to go with her general rap sheet. Instead of jail time, she’s ordered to perform ninety days of community service.

Her job is simple: she must keep two unicorns out of trouble.

It doesn’t take her long to learn the truth: she’s been assigned to a dose of double trouble, and wherever the unicorns go, chaos and mayhem follow in their wake.

One wants to take over the world.

The other wants in her pants.

Unless she pulls out all the stops, Layla won’t escape her community service time single or sane.

Warning: this novel contains magic, mayhem, unicorns, romance, and bodies. Proceed with Caution

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Title: Mask of Shadows
Series: 
Author: Linsey Miller
Length: 370 pages

Genre: Fantasy / Contest to the Death / Court Intrigue / Genderfluid MC / #reading


Notes: I bought the audiobook when a discussion group had this as the book of the month to read. I just didn't get around to reading it until recently and it is excellent. I have a couple of hours left and the suspense is great. 


Blurb: I Needed to Win.

They Needed to Die.


Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.



Title: Walk Tall
Series: Assassin's Claws
Author: Susi Hawke
Length: 134 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / #reading

Notes: Sooo, I wanted to read the second book and picked this up first since its a series and didn't read the blurb. Oops. I'm going to give it a try anyway.


Blurb: Watch out for the Assassin’s Claws…

Clay Moreno is a paid killer, just like his four brothers. It’s the family business—they fight together, they die together. Whether they’re working as a group or alone, they are a tight unit who protect their own.

Clay drew the short straw on their latest mission: assassinate the American president. He knew the case was going to be tough, but the last thing he expected to find was his mate… the president’s own son. The fact that he began the case with plans to seduce his way into the White House via that same son is beside the point. What his mate doesn’t know shouldn’t hurt him…

Nick Jackson is lonely and ordinary in a family of overachievers. He doesn’t want to do photo ops for the press, prep for the next year’s tests over the summer or any of the hundreds of other things his mother hassles him about. All he wants is to relax after his first year of college, work on his tan… and maybe find a boy to flirt with.

This is the first in a new series of short reads. Note: While mpreg exists in this world, we won’t have a birth in every book. This book contains killer cats, ninja bunnies and a life-changing mating bite. Get ready for naughty-knotty fun and low-ball humor as only Susi Hawke can provide.

Title: Killer Heart
Series: (Blade & Dust Book 1)
Author: Rhys Lawless
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Enemies to Lovers / Urban Fantasy / Bisexual / Gay / #wishlist

Notes: #TBR

Blurb: They’re sworn enemies.

Witches and witch hunters can never fall for each other...

Wade is a witch hunter with a cursed heart.
But everything he’s come to know about those evil creatures is about to be challenged by one man...

Caleb’s love life is a mess.
He’s given up on love, but as an empath, love never gives up on him.
When he meets a witch hunter with a cursed heart, he comes up with a plan.


✓ Trade hearts
✓ Stop the witch hunters
✓ Have a bisexual awakening
✓ Go their separate ways


If they want to fix their lives, they’ll have to learn to trust each other. Can they overcome their hatred and work together or will they end up ruining both their lives?


Killer Heart is an MM urban fantasy with lots of magic, powerful emotions, a passionate blooming romance and a touch of kink.
This is Book 1 in the Blade & Dust series with no cliffhanger and a happy for now ending.



Title: Ashes of Raging Water
Series: (Blood Phoenix Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Michael J. Allen
Length: 292 pages

Genre: Action & Adventure / Urban Fantasy / #wishlist

Notes: The second book was in the LGBT Fantasy section and I want to read it but I should start at the beginning. It doesn't hurt that I like series like this.


Blurb: Humanity is at risk...

The fallen angels are up to something.

Has she stumbled upon a plot to end the world?

Quayla made a mistake and people died. It's not easy being an elemental phoenix trying to save humanity. There are rules to follow. Her boss, Vitae, doesn't like her and she has no idea why.

Could he really want her dead?

Detective Foxner has just caught a bizarre case. The bodies go missing and she's determined to figure out who's behind it. One clue leads to another and she's thrust into a world she can't believe exists. Reality on earth isn't what she thought.

Hell wants control of mankind...

The angels can't be trusted to stop their brethren...



Title: Master of the Hunt
Series: 
Author: Lisa Blackwood
Length: 164 pages

Genre: Fantasy / Centaurs / #wishlist


Notes: So I really like the cover, it was what made me stop and read the blurb. It sounds fun.


Blurb: In a land of three warring kingdoms, a centaur huntsman and a warrior priestess might be the only hope for peace. If the two enemies don’t kill each other first, they might even find love.

Seira of Blackstone has fought in many border skirmishes against the centaurs of the lowlands, but when she comes upon a massacre, it’s soon apparent the centaur and human dead weren’t fighting each other. They were fighting together against a third, unknown foe.

Toryn, a centaur huntsman, is following the trail of a group of soul-mages when he encounters Seira, the most exquisite female he’s ever beheld. She’s majestic, battle-hardened, strong-willed, and her sharp tongue fires his blood more than any other female he’s ever met.

While Seira’s natural instinct is to kill the horseman, she’s also swift to see they have a better chance of success if they work together.

But there is more danger than just an unknown enemy. As they come to depend on each other, Seira secretly admits she has growing feelings for her centaur partner.

That’s a problem.

As a warrior-priestess of the Moon Goddess, Seira has sworn vows of obedience, loyalty, and chastity in exchange for her magic. As such, her body, heart, and soul can never be shared with another. Not even a noble centaur with equal parts desire and tender longing in his eyes.

But centaurs are renowned for their stubborn natures, and Toryn plans to claim Seira’s heart even if he risks having the warrior-priestess bury one of her blades in his chest for his troubles.


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Saturday, November 30, 2019

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

What have I been up to? EDITS. I swear they are not going away! This makes the second month of doing nothing but edits and it's slowly driving me bonkers. 

Title: The Christmas Dragon's Mate
Series: Lonely Dragons Club,1
Author: Silvia Violet
Length:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragon's Fated Mates /

Notes: Dragons.... #want

Blurb: Best Surprise Ever: Going out to add to your Christmas hoard and finding your fated mate.

Laszlo
I’ve been longing to find my mate for over a thousand years. When I see him for the first time, he’s standing beneath sparkling glass ornaments, like a present waiting to be unwrapped. A present I intend to lay claim to.

If I can lure him back to my lair, I’ll shower him with so many gifts he’ll never want to leave. Bonded with my mate by Christmas? Yes, please.

Roman
I’m no good at flirting and have terrible luck with men, so when a gorgeous alpha says he wants to take me home, I’m shocked. And wary. My heat is about to start, and I’ve never shared it with anyone, so why do I suddenly want to say yes to this stranger?

There’s something unusual about him, the way his eyes shine, the odd phrases he keeps using. He says he wants to add me to his collection of beautiful things. I should be offended, but instead, I’m intrigued. Just this once, should I take a risk?

The Lonely Dragons Club is an MM dragon shifter mpreg series about finding your one true love. The next book is The Snow Dragon's Mate.




Title: Freeing the Dragon
Series: Immortal Lovers, 1
Author: Nicki Rowe
Length: 161 pages

Genre: Romance / Slow Burn / Paranormal / Futuristic / Post Apocalyptic / Poly / Shifters / Dragons /

Notes: #wishlist

Blurb: The Year is 2267. Cars hover and run solely on sunlight, implanted microchips are used for communication and to listen to music, people rely heavily on robots to provide basic duties, and holograms to provide entertainment. With the ever advancing technology it had become nearly impossible for the Supernatural beings to hide in the shadows.

Supes walk among the humans, but are not given the same rights and liberties as their human counterparts. While humans live in modern, beautiful buildings, Supes reside in squalor and filth. They have no access to well paying jobs or education. They have no dignity.

The United States has been torn apart after a devastating civil war; the north is a sanctuary for Supes, a land where they can get the same rights as any human, the same education, the same high paying jobs. But the south is a police state, ruled over by the rich humans and a government agency called WatchTower.

It's WatchTower's job to keep Supes in line, to make sure they follow the strict laws and don't harm humans. But when someone starts knocking off Supes one by one, WatchTower dispenses Unit 6482 to bring the killer to justice.

Following the death of their leader Felix Reese, 6482 is now being led by Dexter Williams, a man who is a legend among the WatchMen, but hates the name he has made for himself. As Dex leads his unit to finding the killer, he can't help but feel drawn to one of his subordinates, Angel de la Cruz, and a dragon shifter named Damon Vas.

Angel is small in size but takes pride in being a fierce WatchMan. He's known for his incredible knife skills, his loyalty, bravery and adaptability. But Angel has a secret, a fear that makes him feel weak and vulnerable. After meeting Dex and Damon, Angel knows he must get rid of the thing he fears if he wishes to have a future with the two men. But as Angel starts making the necessary changes in his life to claim Dex and Damon for his own all hell begins to break loose.

Damon is opposite of everything it means to be a dragon shifter. He is shy and naive, and falling for two WatchMen makes him just plain foolish, but there is something about the two men that pulls him in and he is helpless to stop it. Once he learns about a secret society that helps Supes, Damon must decide if he wants to join the fight and lose Dex and Angel, or keep his men and run as far away as he can.

After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Damon is accused of being the Supe Killer and is thrown in jail. Dex, Angel and a small group of their friends work to prove Damon's innocence even though the cards are stacked against the dragon shifter.

When the team finds out who the real murderer is, they are shocked to discover there is more to the story than meets the eye. The killer is just a small cog in a very dark machine. Damon, Dex and Angel are about to discover that there is something even more sinister happening within WatchTower itself.

Freeing the Dragon is a slow burn MMM romance, intended for audiences 18+




Title: Visions of Rage
Series: Shifters Force, 1
Author(s): AM Burns, AT Weaver
Length: 244 pages

Genre: Romantic Elements / Paranormal / Shifters / Serial Killer / Mystery / 

Notes: I put this is romantic elements because Amazon categories shown were not in romance, and the blurb. I chose this because the series name caught my eye and the blurb sounds like it will be action packed and fun. #TBR

Blurb: Blood runs deep in Jemez Springs.

Psychic cougar shifter Connor McGriffin is used to his visions leading him around. For years, he’s followed them back and forth across the country to the people who need his help. When his comfortable vacation in the mountains is interrupted by a vision of a woman dying, he can’t see enough details to find the killer and stop him from striking again. Facing the most dangerous foe he’s ever dealt with, Connor needs all the help he can get.

Small town deputy and wolf shifter, Danny Lupan is getting bored of chasing speeders and the occasional drug dealer. When the call comes that Sandoval County has its first murder in years, and it happened in his jurisdiction, he jumps at the chance to find the killer, no matter the danger involved. Little does he know, he might lose his heart, his life, or maybe both.


When a cougar and a wolf join forces, the bad guys better watch out, because the fur’s going to fly, in more ways than one.


Join Connor and Danny on their first adventure together in the start of the fast-paced, suspenseful thriller series Shifter Force.




Title: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings
Series: A Black I Blur Novel, 1
Author: Lily Morton
Length: 301 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal Ghosts / Gay / 

Notes: Everything about this looks and sounds interesting. I've never read Lily Morton before. #TBR

Blurb: Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house in York, he seizes the opportunity to begin a new chapter in his life.

However, when he gets there, he finds a house that has never kept its occupants for very long. Either through death or disinclination, no one stays there, and after a few days of living in the place, Levi can understand why. Strange noises can be heard at all hours of the day and night, and disturbing and scary things begin to happen to him. He never believed in ghosts before, but when events take a sinister turn, he knows he must look for help. He finds it in the unlikely form of the blue-haired leader of a ghost tour.

Blue Billings is edgy, beautiful, and lost. Utterly lost. He conceals so many secrets that some days it’s a miracle he remembers his own name. He knows that he should ignore Levi because he threatens the tenuous grip Blue has on survival. But there’s something about the kind-eyed man that draws Blue to him. Something that demands he stay and fight for him when he would normally run in the opposite direction.

As the two men investigate the shocking truth behind Levi’s house, they also discover a deep connection that defies the short length of time they’ve known each other. But when events escalate and his life is on the line, Levi has to wonder if it was wise to trust the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.




Title: Malik
Series: The Warrior Kif, 1
Author(s): Kiki Burrelli, Crista Crown
Length: 156 pages

Genre: Romance / Aliens / Sci-Fi / Mpreg / Humor / 

Notes: This looks fun.

Blurb: All his life, Loshka has been trained to be one thing, a pleasure slave. Led by a higher calling, he was taught the path to eternal glory was paved with obedience. His will is not important, not when compared to the will of his future master.

But his faith is tested when Loshka is given to a brutal alien master who enjoys Loshka’s screams of pain more than his pleasure. As Loshka resigns himself to a short life with the cruel monster, he is kidnapped by a group of warriors.

Malik and his warrior family are searching the forsaken lands for a missing boy when they find Loshka. Malik never expected his mate would be an alien man who is as soft as he is vulnerable. He doesn’t have the hard scales or sharp claws that Malik and his kind use to survive daily in the harsh desert landscape.

Loshka is not just afraid, but completely unaware of what it means to belong to another, not as an object, but as a mate. It takes every ounce of Malik’s patience to convince Loshka that he deserves more than the life handed to him.

But just as Loshka learns that with love, a future and a family are not impossible, his past returns to drag him back into a life of forced servitude. The fated mates have already been through so much, can they survive one more threat to their bond?

Malik is the first book in The Kif Warriors, an alien mpreg series. This is the first co-write between Crista and Kiki. They’ve joined forces to bring you all the humor, magic, steam and action that you enjoy!


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Saturday, November 23, 2019

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

Hello! This week went by so fast that I thought Thursday was Tuesday. Making a lot of decisions about my books that haven't gone back on the market yet, so I'll probably do a whole blog about that. Sometime. Definitely not this week. LOL

Title: The Twelfth Knight
Series: Guardians of Camelot
Author: Victoria Sue
Length: 232 pages; 7 hours and 26 minutes

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Myths and Legends / Gay

Notes: This is out on audio and I'm thinking about giving it a go. I would really like something fun and twisty, just without a lot of angst. But I might be deluding myself about the angst part.

Blurb: The evil is ancient…
…and weapons and magic won’t be enough.

They’ll need each other.

For 1500 years, Lancelot has fought for good, now facing an evil plot hatched by Morgana hundreds of years earlier, he can’t defeat her alone. He must find the other half of his soul, but there is just one problem, he doesn’t know where to look.

Whomever it is, he’s sure they live in New York City.

The clock ticks.

Time is not on his side.

Mel has struggled since his father died when he was only a child. He’s had to do anything to get by and it hasn’t been easy. When a strange Englishman reaches out to him, with a story beyond belief, he has a decision to make. Follow his heart and trust him or run?

Can Mel and Lance defeat the greatest enemy the world has ever known? Or in the midst of fighting evil, will they discover the real threat has always been a shattered heart?

And what if the one fight they cannot ever hope to win is with themselves?

You’ll love this new look at the Arthurian legends, because of the twists and the romance you didn’t expect.

Get it now.



Title: Midnight Stranger, Vol. 2
Series: 
Author: Bohra Naono
Length: 194 pages

Genre: Romance / Manga /  Gay

Notes: I read both volumes this week. At the end of this one I gave a squeak because of how it left concluded. It was a fun manga. The side story with Peri feels unfinished. 

Blurb: Goat spirit Roi is in love with his master, the beautiful fire god Xiu. He knows he shouldn’t have those kinds of feelings and so is shocked when Xiu suddenly tells Roi he feels the same for him. Roi hopes that their peaceful everyday existence will continue undisturbed, but then he gets attacked by a demon. Injured in a way that prevents him from maintaining his human form, Roi is forced to return to his ugly goat form. Unable to go back his master's side, what will Roi do?



Title: Crown Jewel
Series: 
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 82 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay

Notes: Reading this on Friday while I play hooky from work. :D

Blurb: Lazzaro has a talent for catching criminals, a talent that has gained him as much trouble as it has acclaim in the years since he arrived at the royal palace to attend his mother, infamous concubine to the King.

Increasingly frustrated that the man who murdered his mother continues to elude him, Lazzaro takes the advice of his half-brother and goes to obtain information from the notorious Crown Jewel—the most successful courtesan in the city.

But the man he encounters is nothing like what he expected, and Lazzaro finds himself coveting a Jewel that vows never to belong to just one man.



Title: Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits
Series: Claimings Series, Book 3
Author: 
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins

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

Notes: I've read this series up to this point. Listening to them on audio has been great but they go so fast. LOL

Blurb: A desire for status has brought Ondry and Liam to a human world to trade, but dealing with humans has brought up all the old pain in Liam's heart. Even though Ondry would do anything to protect his beloved palteia, he doesn't know how to protect Liam from himself. Worse, Ondry isn't sure how to shield Liam from the shifting politics on the Rownt ship where the Calti Grandmothers are nothing like the ones they left behind on the planet.

With everything in their lives changing, Ondry and Liam have only each other. If Ondry can't find a way to defend Liam from the ghosts of the past and overcome the impossibly short life span of a human, their small family might be over long before either of them is ready to let go. Ondry has always been a dominant and possessive Rownt, and with Liam in danger, those traits are necessary as he challenges the world to protect his lover.

Contains mature themes.




Title: All the King's Men
Series: 
Author: Alex Powell
Length: 184 pages
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (November 16, 2019)

Genre: Romance / Cyberpunk / Gay / 

Notes: The cover caught my eye and the piqued my curiosity.

Blurb: Fox is a mindnet hacker, one of the best. He and fellow hackers work for a mysterious man known only as King, and they spend their time uncovering dangerous secrets and releasing them to the public.

Those who dig up trouble are bound to find it, and despite their best precautions, King is captured by an unknown government. While Fox and his team try desperately to find a way to free him, Fox meets another mysterious man who is only known by a number -- Seven. Seven works for the other side, but sometimes, uncovering secrets also raises doubts.

Fox and company need all the help they can get. Will Seven help them, and at what cost?


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sumeria's Sons: All Most There #series #PNR #werewolves #fatedmates #dragons

I'm really close to having all of Sumeria's Sons back out in the world. I want to make some cheeky comment about it being like the college grad that comes home to live while finding their place in the world. Really not the right analogy, but like I said, I'm feeling cheeky this morning. :-D

Everything is out except Releasing Chaos. I'm reviewing the editor's edits and I'm hoping to have it done by mid next week. There is craziness around these parts! Just kidding, I'm a bit burned out with all the editing of Dreams of the Forgotten, Starting Fires, A New Beginning, Surrounded by Crimson, A Child's Wish, Dragon's Eye, and Constant (the upcoming new release for the Valespian Pact series). So much editing and this last week my brain has been trying to take an hiatus but I keep pushing because Releasing Chaos is the last of Sumeria's Sons that I need to get done and then I can switch focus, If only temporarily since I'm expecting Constant back in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, here are all the links!



Titles: Twin Flames
Series: (Sumeria's Sons #1)
Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

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

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

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

Note: Sumeria's Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually feature an mpreg relationship, but it is not the sole focus of the plot. This book was previously released by another publisher. Only light editing changes have been made to this book.






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Title: Songs of the Earth
Series: (Sumeria’s Sons #2)
Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

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

And then the worst comes to kill them...

Note: Sumeria's Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually feature an mpreg relationship, but it is not the sole focus of the plot. This book was previously released by another publisher. Only light editing changes have been made to this book.



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Title: A New Beginning
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude,1) (Sumeria's Sons, 2.5)
Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Free Read

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…

A New Beginning contains some explicit content. While Books 1 and 2 in the Sumeria's Son series (Twin Flames and Songs of the Earth) contain world building elements, those are not fully explored in this short story, it is largely standalone short story and can be read out of order with the rest of the series, though it is more satisfying if read as part of the series.



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Title: Dreams of the Forgotten
Series: (Sumeria's Sons, #3)
Genre: Gay / Poly / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy. With each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. 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.


Dreams of the Forgotten is the 3rd book in the Sumeria's Sons series and features a poly (M/M/M) relationship and includes male pregnancy (mpreg). This book was previously released by another publisher. Only light editing changes have been made to this book.



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Title: Starting Fires
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude, 2) (Sumeria's Sons, 3.5)
Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Free Read

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 romance 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. This book contains some explicit content between two men.



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Title: Surrounded By Crimson
Series: (Sumeria's Sons, #4)
Genre: Gay / Urban Fantasy / Poly / Paranormal

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.

Surrounded by Crimson is the 4th book in the Sumeria's Sons series and features a poly (M/M/M) relationship that includes male pregnancy (mpreg). This book was previously released by another publisher and has been re-edited.



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Title: A Child's Wish
Series: (Sumeria's Sons Interlude, 3) (Sumeria's Sons, 4.5)
Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Free Read


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.



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Title: Dragon's Eye
Series: (Sumeria's Sons 5)
Genre: Gay / Paranormal / Poly / Urban Fantasy


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.


Note: Dragon's Eye is the 5th book in the Sumeria's Sons series and features a poly (M/M/M) relationship. This book was previously released by another publisher and has been re-edited.


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Monday, November 18, 2019

Release Day! Dragon's Eye (Sumeria's Sons, 5) #newrelease #PNR #Werewolves #dragons


With the push to get through the 1st round of edits for another series, I neglected to make announcements for each Sumeria's Sons re-release. But I'm not missing today! Dragon's Eye has been re-released with some light edits. Nothing has changed, just addressed some typos and punctuation. Stuff like that.

If you haven't read my Sumeria's Sons series, you'll want to scroll down and start with Twin Flames. It is one of those series that builds and reveals with each book. This is a complete six book series that follows Tristan's awakening and discovery of his destiny. 

I'm going through the edits for the last book, Releasing Chaos, and will have it out soon. 

Tags: werewolves, dragons, Sumerian gods, epic heroes, action & adventure

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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. 

Note: Dragon's Eye is the 5th book in the Sumeria's Sons series and features a poly (M/M/M) relationship. This book was previously released by another publisher and has been re-edited.

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Want to start where it all began?

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

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

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


Note: Sumeria's Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually feature an mpreg relationship, but it is not the sole focus of the plot. This book was previously released by another publisher. Only light editing changes have been made to this book.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

What is on the Reading Radar? #WishList TBR #reading #read

I missed last Saturday's Reading Radar. My niece was in town. I was pushing through editing. Went to the doctor's. And I completely forgot about the Radar. Sorry about that! 

Here is today's list. Lots of fun reads.

Title: The Source of Magic 
Series: (The Other Human Species 1)
Author: Clare Solomon
Length: 182 pages

Genre: Urban Fatnasy / Coming of Age / Gay

Notes: I came upon this because I clicked to look at the 3rd book in the series. (It had just released.) I'm not keen on young adults, but this first book in the series was on sale so I decided to give it a try. I've had good luck with new-to-me authors the last few weeks. I'm hoping this is another one. 

Blurb: Two boys. Two forms of magic. One powerful combination.

When Elliot Rivers, a Homo Sapiens, becomes friends with Barve, a Nean (Neanderthal) on their first day at university he has no idea of the conflict and fury it will cause among the students and staff, as well as within his family. To make matters more difficult, Barve’s argumentative brother, Farlden, hates Elliot.

Elliot and Farlden both possess the rare gift of magic. The discovery that it becomes stronger when they combine their abilities creates a connection between them and, against their will, it draws them closer together, slowly changing animosity to something far more dangerous.

The Nean brothers are keeping an extraordinary secret, though, one that could shatter their complex relationships with Elliot and change all their lives.




Title: The Captain's Mate
Series: Blue Solace book 6
Author: CW GRay
Length: 235 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Audiobook / Gay

Notes: This such a fun, angst free series. #read

Blurb: Welcome back to Charybdis Station and the crew of the Blue Solace: (Sixth Book in the series)

Draif Ando started life as a slave on Vextonar. When he was fifteen, he met his best friend, Leti Ando, and life got a lot better. Now he's a Charybdis Station captain and works closely with the Lord Admiral of the Station. He is a free man, finally has a purpose of his own, and has the the best lieutenant in the galaxy by his side. If he's so content, why does he yearn for more, and why is he suddenly picturing children with his eyes and Lucas' ears and tail?

Lucas Meluth knew that Draif was his life mate from the moment they met. He also knew that Draif was demisexual and wasn't attracted to Lucas. Not at first. Now, Lucas notices the way Draif's eyes follow him and the way Draif's innocent touches are suddenly not so innocent. Has the time come for their friendship to turn into more?

Draif and Lucas may finally be figuring their relationship out, but their enemies are approaching and it's time to protect Charybdis Station and rid the galaxy of Humans First, once and for all.

Author's Note: 55,000 words. This is a sci-fi/fantasy, m/m love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There is lots of action, a little sex, mpreg, and a few potty mouths involved in the story. 18+ readers only, please. It is also the sixth book in a series that is best read in order. Read "The Mercenary's Mate," "The General's Mate," "The Soldier's Mate," "The Lieutenant's Mate," and "The Engineer's Mate" first!




Title: Beth's Stable
Series: (Stolen by an Alien Book 6)
Author: Amanda Milo
Length: 376 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / RH / MFMMMMM

Notes: #read This was pretty fun. Pirates and more pirates. Ekan reminded of a Loki character and he was such a blast because I didn't know what he was going to do next.

Blurb: They say that in space, no one can hear you...(Yeah, you know what I'm quoting.)

But there are lots of places you can still scream and be heard. Especially if you suddenly find yourself on a ship traveling through space.I’ve been abducted by aliens and auctioned to an alien pirate.


My epic love of movies sort of comes in handy, what with all the sci-fi suddenly in my face. Therefore, I don’t completely lose my mind when my new owner takes me to his ship where I learn I’m under the control of not one, but *five* space pirates.


(...And it’s not scary at all when I only meet four of them, and everyone warns me away from the mystery fifth alien.)


Luckily, they’re not deterred by the fact that I've come to them carrying a passenger.


I’m pregnant.


Last I saw my ex, he was hell-bent on giving me another beating I wouldn’t forget. But with my new 'owners,' I’m safe for the first time in a long time--and so is my little girl. Not that everything is all raindrops on roses, and innocent kittens: they’re pirates. They’ve got a real addiction to plundering, and a passion for purloining.


I’m pretty fond of the former, but when it comes to the thieving, I’m afraid they’re going to take more than my body.
...Piece by piece, all five of my pirates are stealing my *heart.*

Beth’s Stable is 125K words, and has a HEA with hot pirates.

**Note: Beth’s Stable is a standalone Reverse Harem romance where five men woo one woman. They’re space pirates, but there are no crossed energy sabers in this story. There is a Happily Ever After. You should probably be at least 18 if you crack open this ebook because Beth would hate to corrupt you. (Although if her pirates had met you before they grew completely, totally devoted to her, they would have loved showing you the ropes. Sorry, doves! ;D


Title: Won by an Alien
Series: (Stolen by an Alien Book 3)
Author: Amanda Milo
Length: 388 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / MFM / audiobook

Notes: #reading

Blurb: I was abducted by aliens.The aliens that I've been auctioned to don’t speak my language, and I definitely can’t speak theirs.
I didn’t expect to get married by accident to the sweet one.
I didn’t expect to have a grumpy alien bond to me, and go a little crazy if other males get near me, or if I try to leave.
It doesn’t matter if they’ve won my heart.
I can’t stay.
Somehow, I have to explain that I NEED to go home. Because the bad aliens that abducted me?
They took me from my babies.

**Note:
For those of you that prefer not to be surprised, there are TWO heroes in this story. It is a Happily Ever After with three people, a mini Reverse Harem set up of MFM (male/female/male) that doesn't quite classify as Menage... and you'll find out why. ♥
For those of you who DO prefer to be surprised… pretend you didn’t read this warning! ;)

This is Tara's Story. It technically *can* be read as a stand-alone, however, previous books in the series set up events in this book.


Title: Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities
Series: Claimings, Book 2
Author: Lyn Gala
Length:

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay

Notes: This series is coming out on audio and so this is a re-read for me. I still love it. #read

Blurb: Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy. When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs. Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart. He also wants to serve Ondry with not only the pleasures of the nest but also by bringing human profits.

Ondry has no hope of understanding human psychology in general, he only knows that he will hold onto his palteia with the last breath in his body, and he'd like to keep his status and his wealth too. Unfortunately, new humans bring new conflicts and he is not sure how to protect Liam. He does know one thing that humans seem to constantly forget - that the peaceful Rownt are predators and when their families are threatened, Rownt become deadly killers. Liam is his family, and Ondry will protect him with his last breath...assuming that he can recognize the dangers in time to do so.

Contains mature themes.


Title: Just This Once
Series: (Just Us Book 1)
Author: Roxanne Riley
Length: 62 pages

Genre: Romance / MMF / Bisexual / Poly / Contemporary

Notes: I'm reading this for a reading group. I didn't realize that it was so short until now. #reading

Blurb: Two men at the same time. Just this once. Right?

Love doesn’t come easily for Lacey anymore. Ever since long-distance romance tore her away from her high school sweetheart, Adam, she’s faced nothing but heartbreak.

Still recovering from the latest in a string of terrible relationships, Lacey pays a visit to her best friend. Dragged out to Ecstasia, a nightclub that turns out to be more than it seems, she’s shocked when she runs into the ghost that’s haunted her all these years… and his fiancé, Dante.

Adam and Dante were out at Ecstasia to fulfill a mutual bisexual fantasy of theirs: to share a beautiful woman, just for a night. When they run into Lacey, Dante can’t keep his eyes off her beautiful curves. When he suggests they cast her in the part of their fantasy girl, Adam can’t help himself, because he remembers just how sweet she tastes.

Both men want to share Lacey, while enjoying their love the way they always do at the same time. She wants to bask in all the pleasure they have to offer her, and each other. She figures why not give in to their little experimental fling idea, and bring herself some happiness again, too? Things might get complicated though, with ties that run so deep.

Will this old flame start a raging fire that can’t be contained by any of the three of them?

Just This Once is a bisexual menage romance with high heat MM and MFM scenes (swords do cross in this one!). It has no cliffhangers and no cheating but it does have a very happy ever after and lots of steam.


Title: Midnight Stranger, Vol. 1
Series: 
Author: Bohra Naono
Length: 178 pages

Genre: Manga / Fantasy / 

Notes: This is for that same reading group. #reading

Blurb: Roi, a black goat spirit, is getting bullied when out of nowhere he’s rescued by the beautiful fire god Xiu. Xiu gives Roi the ability to take human form, and a grateful Roi decides to serve Xiu as his new master. Now by Xiu’s side every day, Roi wishes to become more than just his servant. Painfully aware of just how ugly he is, Roi believes Xiu could never care about him, and one day something happens to bring Xiu's wrath down on Roi. What must he do to gain the fire god’s favor?


Title: The Guppy Prince
Series: (The Silver Isles Book 1)
Author: CW Gray
Length: 208 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Sea Shifters / 

Notes: #reading

Blurb: Dover Rees is a guppy tailed merman and the youngest child of the King of the Southern Silver Isles. Despite the lofty title, he fits in better with the other guppy tailed working class than with his royal siblings. Dover spends his days secluded in his creek, successfully avoiding the King’s court and all the judgmental nobles there. Then, the most wonderous and horrible thing happens. He hears the mating call and knows his alpha is waiting for him.

Ben Elliot is just a human trying to get by in a small tourist beach town. He has his art and a few good friends, and that should be enough, right? Wrong. Coming home to a quiet house and an empty bed starts to wear on him, but none of the omegas he knows appeal to him. Until a storm knocks him off his fishing boat and he’s rescued by a mysterious, blue-haired omega.

Together, Dover and Ben forge a bond strong enough to stand against the storm of corrupt lords, court politics, and a cursed king.

Author's Note: Around 47,000 words. This is a paranormal, merman, mpreg insta-love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There are a few potty mouths, so beware. 18+ readers only, please. It is book one in The Silver Isles series.

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