Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

What am I doing? Editing, Editing Editing, again. I'll be glad when I'm done and can go back to writing. :D

Reading wise, the list is short. I've been struggling with anxiety this week which causes me to struggle with focusing. I'm not complaining. It is what it is.  The slightest hint of drama in a book makes me put it down so I spend a week or more reading something that would only take me a couple of days or less. 


Title: Surviving the Shadows
Series: The bearer of Truth, 2
Author: Miranda Turner
Length: 293 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Romantic Elements / 

Notes: I devoured the first book of this series when it came out in December. Loved it and am excited about this release. This is my weekend read. :D

BlurbGabriel has been gone longer than predicted, and Evander is growing increasingly worried each day that passes without his return. Confounded by their leaders’ lack of answers, Evander and the team begin to fear the worst.

In the midst of fruitlessly searching Miami for clues to the Daemon Abaddon’s whereabouts, Evander begins to have disturbingly vivid dreams. With a little help from a newly returned and empty-handed Michael and Barabbas, Evander discovers Gabriel has been calling out for help across their nascent bond, and they set off to rescue Gabriel from the depths of the Underworld.

Gabriel is old friends with torture, and his captors haven’t been gentle. Despite growing weaker every day, Gabriel resolves to survive long enough for rescue, or to die fighting, until a Dark Seer begins to dredge up the terror of Gabriel’s horrific childhood, threatening to destroy his mind and soul. Nearing the end, Gabriel manages a last-ditch effort to contact help, reaching out to Evander in his dreams.

Against all odds, Evander and the team fight through the Underworld to reach Gabriel and come face to face with mortality. Sacrifices made for the bonds of brotherhood nearly break them, and Gabriel learns the hard way that embracing the darkness while fighting for the light may be the only way to survive.

From the underbelly of Reno to the glitz and glam of Vegas, Gabriel, Evander, and the men they call family will be tested, and the final confrontation with Gabriel’s maker may be the end of everything they hold dear.


Surviving the Shadows is an approximately 100,000-word LGBTQ urban fantasy with a romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to Shadowing the Light and reading the first book in the series is essential to enjoying this one. Please see the disclaimer on the Copyright Page for content advisories.



Title: Fresh Meat
Series: Dance with the Devil, 6.5
Author: Megan Derr
Length: 85 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

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

Notes: This is one of my all time favorite series. Of course I read this. The dragons and their knights are a favorite of mine. Add in Clan Mordred and I am there.



BlurbDeacon has served as Captain of the Guard of Clan Mordred since he was young—too young, everyone said, though none of them rushed in to help a boy who'd just inherited the role from a mother murdered in cold blood.

It's given him little chance to do anything else with his life, and at just past forty, he'd like a break. Unfortunately, just as he's on the verge of requesting one, a problem he can neither ignore nor delegate arrives at his door: a whole lot of missing people, and all signs point to goblins.

When he goes to the local sorcerer for assistance, however, it's to learn he's out of town and the only help on offer is Wyatt, the strange kid with a knack for alchemy, a penchant for trouble, and eyes that leave Deacon haunted and longing...





Title: Grave Witch
Series: Alex Craft, 1
Author: Kalayna Price
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Ace (October 5, 2010)

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Fae / Witches

Notes: I have never heard of this author until I came across this book on audible when I was looking for a non-romantic urban fantasy. I actually went back and looked at it a couple of times. Audiobooks are expensive, and I had recently bought several that after I got into them an hour or so, I realized they weren't for me so I have been careful with my purchases. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I wasn't even finished when I bought the next one in the series. 

BlurbAs a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why...



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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Leap of Faith: Part Eight #blogstory #MM #gay #contemporary

Welcome back to Leap of Faith! This is the last part of the short story about Ben and Dawson. I hope you enjoyed it, flaws and all.

Copyright Lexi Ander

Part Eight: Leap of Faith


Ben listened intently as David explained what each bundle contained, initialing and signing where indicated. He lost count of how many packets he signed off on. The door jingled and Ben ignored the newcomer, knowing that Dawson would handle the walk-in. He signed the last page, feeling like he'd cut off the last of the dead weight from his past.
"Where is he?"
Ben froze. He knew that voice even if he hadn't heard it in a long time. There were some things you never forgot.
David moved away from Ben. "Sam, what are you doing here?"
"I tailed you, David. Javier said today was the day of the sale and I knew you would meet with Ben. He doesn't go to your office and so I followed you. I know he's here somewhere. Is he hiding in the back? He can't run from me forever."
"Sam, do you know how wrong it is to shadow me?" The anger in David's voice was audible. "You can't make Ben see or talk to you if he doesn't want to."
Ben turned to see David had stepped in front of him, blocking Sam's view. Dawson stood off to the side, arms crossed as he scowled. Ben hadn't wanted to talk to Sam. There was nothing Sam could say that would mend their relationship. He'd thought Sam would move on. Obviously he was wrong.
"He didn't give us—me a chance to explain. You don't throw away a lifetime for nothing."
That's rich.
"I'm pretty sure it wasn't for nothing, Sam," Ben bit out.
He was acutely aware that he hadn't put his shirt back on. The way Sam's eyes slid down his body made him uncomfortable. Had Sam always gazed at me with naked desire?
"Ben?" Sam stepped completely around David, eyes rounding as he scanned Ben's muscular frame. "What happened to you?"
He considered Sam's artfully disheveled appearance and knew his ratty blue jeans and hiking boots were a far cry from what Sam had normally seen him wear in the past. The small changes Ben made to his appearance had to be shocking to his former friend.
Ignoring Sam's questions, Ben approached Dawson. "Can you hand over my shirt? My first client will be here in fifteen."
"Dammit, Ben! Don't ignore me. Wait, are you wearing eyeliner? When did you start that? Holy shit, what is with the earrings? Not that it's bad, you're fucking hot, but this isn't you." Sam's hands waved in the air at Ben.
He presented his back to Dawson and gave Sam a hard stare. "What would you know about that?"
"If you hadn't cut me out of your life, I would know…" He waved a hand at Ben again.
Ben shook his head at Sam's words. "That's not my fault."
His former friend ran a hand through his hair, glancing around and scrutinizing the shop. "So you—what—work here now. You sold your interest in the firm for this place? You could do much better—you know that—come back home. You can't be happy in this dump."
He felt Dawson stiffen behind him. "I'm part owner of this dump," Ben snapped. "You don't get to judge me or my friends. Your opinion isn't needed or wanted."
Sam's face flushed a bright red. "What? Are you screwing another one of your business partners?"
Dawson's hands held firmly onto Ben's hips, derailing Ben's thought of knocking Sam out. The man's touch reminded him where he was, who he was. "No, that would be you screwing my partner, Sam. What I'm doing now is none of your damn affair," he spat back.
Sam's voice softened, the anger leaching out of the tone. "Look, Ben, that's not what I meant. I'm angry and jealous. I've been searching for you for months and you've changed everything about yourself to get back at us. I get it. I really do, but it's time to come home. You gotta know that we love you. Dammit, I love you and you can't leave us—leave me like that. We were going to talk to you about it, and there didn't seem to be a good time, then we were afraid you wouldn't be open to a three-way relationship. You didn't give us a chance to explain. It could work, but you walked away like we meant nothing to you. How could you? You were supposed to love us or was that a lie too?"
Ben studied Sam. What was he supposed to say to all that? Where would he even start?
Dawson stepped from behind Ben, his large hand falling onto the nape of Ben's neck.
"Sam," Dawson said, drawing the man's attention. "I don't imagine you'd recall who I am, but I most certainly remember you." Dawson turned his arresting blue eyes to Ben. "You blew it, pal. Friends don't do what you did, and just so you know, Ben's not interested in what you have to offer now, any more than he was back then." Dawson's eyes flicked down to Ben's lips. "I'll take that kiss now," he said softly.
Ben gave a startled laugh as Dawson pulled him in. He expected a heated crush of lips and was surprised by the gentle brush of Dawson's mouth over his. A hand cupped the back of his head and the other palmed his ass, drawing his body flush with Dawson's. The hard line of Dawson's erection against his hip had him opening his mouth in a moan that was quickly swallowed by Dawson's masterful kiss. Ben slipped his arms around Dawson's waist and he wished their clothes were gone. He ached to feel Dawson's skin next to his.
A tongue swiped across his and he opened wider, slanting his head as he chased Dawson's taste. The slow exploration turned to hot panting and muffled groans as the desire bounced between the two of them. Reluctantly, they parted to gasp for air.
"Ben, Dawson," David said from the doorway. "It's been a pleasure to see you."
Dawson licked and sucked on Ben's chin before kissing his way down the column of Ben's neck.
David chuckled, his free hand grasping Sam's elbow. "I'll tell your parents something came up and you won't make dinner. I don't think that I have to warn you to be prepared for Annie's visit tomorrow."
Ben barely registered David leaving, dragging a protesting Sam with him. He didn't care. Dawson was driving him crazy with his kisses. Dawson pulled away, his hair a little wild, pupils swallowed by lust.
"Your appointment will arrive any minute," Dawson reminded him.
Ben glanced around and pulled in a couple of calming breaths. "You expect me to work after that?" He'd much rather go into the back room and beg Dawson to fuck him.
Dawson smirked as if he could read Ben's thoughts. "David did us a favor and gave us the evening together. Life doesn't stop simply because you're horny."
The door chimed. Ben shot a glare at Dawson's sly smile before pulling on his T-shirt. Glancing at the clock, he mentally counted down the time to close. His body hummed with new excitement.
The past year had been hard but it hadn't broken him. As hurt and distraught as he'd been the night he'd met Dawson, he'd still had the ability to take a leap of faith that had changed his life for the better.
He peeked at Dawson who diligently cleaned his station. Dawson had renewed his faith in people and friends. And hopefully, later on that night, they'd take their friendship one step further. Ben was excited to see where it would lead.



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Saturday, June 8, 2019

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

What have I been doing? Renewing the contract with Less Than Three Press and reviewing Striker for any changes. That has basically been my week. :)

Reading-wise...


Title: Range of Emotion
Series: Survivors Find Love,
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 281 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Bisexual / Gay / 

Notes: So I love Lissa's Dominion series and her Hidden Gem so I thought that I would dip my toes in her contemporary work, too.

Blurb: Nate Granger is losing everything to mental illness; his job, his home, and even his sanity. All he has left are his three ancient cats and a best friend who lives across the country. Faced with the choice of trying to piece the tattered remains of his life back together or move in with the man he’s always dreamt could be his and start over, Nate is too afraid of losing Jamie to decide.

After Jameson “Jamie” McKendal lost his wife to cancer, he buried his grief in online video games, which is where he met Nate. Now he specializes in rescues, both as a park ranger, and as an animal rehabilitation specialist. He knows a skittish animal when he sees one, and Nate’s been in need of rescue for a while. A decade of friendship has Jamie thinking he might want more, but he has to help Nate heal first.

Can Jamie convince Nate that his worth lies in who he is and not what he can do for others? Does Nate even dare to hope for a chance to find love in the aftermath of his chaotic life?




Title: Queen Takes More
Series: Their Vampire Queen
Author: Joeley Sue Burkhart
Length: 104 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Poly /

Notes: Read it. Loved it. I will never get enough of this series. 

Blurb: You wanted more. More Shara. More blood. More Blood.

You had so many questions after Shara Isador took the Triune. Why was Daire in the cathouse? Why didn’t she get immediate revenge against the Dauphine? These questions are answered, along with providing all of the Their Vampire Queen short stories that were previously published in other anthologies, including:

Queen Takes Alpha

Queen Takes Twins

Queen Takes a Late Christmas

And since you’re all so very greedy, there’s some additional time for Okeanos in this compilation. Of course, it’s appropriately titled Queen Takes Tentacles.




Title: Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks
Series: Elemental Assassin Series, 10
Author: Jennifer Estep 
Length: 70 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star (June 3, 2013)

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Notes: Even though I think she should drop-kick Quinn, this listed as apart of the series. For what I gather from the blurbs, this one and the next book are short stories about how her and Quinn work through their/his problems. And of course, Gin finds herself in the middle of trouble, again. 

Blurb: Come one! Come all! Witness Gin Blanco—aka the Elemental Assassin, aka the Spider—go toe to toe against the Esmerelda the Amazing's Wheel of Death and some dangerously creepy clowns! Only at The Carnival of Wondrous Wonders!

A story from the forthcoming Carniepunk urban fantasy anthology starring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, and Rob Thurman, and also includes Delilah S. Dawson, Kelly Gay, Mark Henry, Hillary Jacques, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole D. Peeler, and Jaye Wells. Samples of all fourteen tales are included to tantalize and to tease. Come to the Carniepunk midway and explore the creepy, mysterious, magical world of traveling carnivals today!




Title: The Engineer's Mate
Series: Blue Solace, 5
Author: CW Gray
Length: 318 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay / Mpreg / Angst-Free / 

Notes: I'm a little behind with this series. 4 and 5 came out when I wasn't paying attention. 

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

Beck Brackenstone is a simple Grell. He loves his family and friends and enjoys tinkering in his shop. His greatest dream is to meet his life-mate, settle down, and raise a bunch of babies. When he finally does meet his mate, he realizes how completely unprepared he really is. How do you court an assassin? How do you keep your brain from melting when your mate smiles?

Guild Master Beol is not a simple man. He runs one of the most prominent assassins guilds in the galaxy and has a troubled past. He has responsibilities and contracts to worry about and no time for a mate. When he meets Beck, that all changes. His Grell completely bewitches him and sparks something inside him that he thought died a long time ago. The problem is that Beck has secrets that even his most trusted friends don't know, and Beol has some major trust issues.

The two men may appear to be a horrible match, but in truth, they are perfect for one another. Unfortunately the Crellic Queen and Humans First are terrorizing the galaxy and Charybdis Station is their next target. They will need to trust in one another and their friends to end the Queen's path of destruction once and for all.

Author's Note: 56,000 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 fifth book in a series that is best read in order. Read "The Mercenary's Mate," "The General's Mate," "The Soldier's Mate," and "The Lieutenant's Mate" first!


Title: Hurricane
Series: (The Elements Book 1)
Author: Laura Taylor
Length: 150 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Omegaverse / Gay

Notes: Okay. So even though I love mpreg, I usually stay away from Omegaverse because it oftentimes explores real world issues about disparity and discrimination, among a ton of other issues. I always get angry and it's hard for me to look past how people are treated to the love story under everything. But I wanted to give this a try after I read the sample (and because the blurb for book two seemed awesome. I love it when the little guy shakes things up/blow things up.) I am struggling with the ABO views of this world but I'm about 30% in. It is well written and smart.

Blurb: Lieutenant Azure Lynwood’s latest mission with the Space Corps is turning into a complete disaster. A routine inspection of a remote outpost on Titan unexpectedly turns into a murder investigation. Then a blizzard hits, trapping the five crew members in the tiny base, cut off from any contact with civilisation. And now, without access to his supply of hormonal suppressants, Azure realises he has only a couple of hours until he goes into heat. 

Without medical assistance, omegas in heat experience twelve hours of the worst pain imaginable. The thought of what he has to endure is terrifying, but Azure knows that being mated wouldn’t necessarily be any better. Alphas in rut are notoriously violent and aggressive, and matings invariably leave omegas with brutal injuries and emotional scars that can last a lifetime.

But just when Azure thinks his situation can’t get any worse, he finds out one last, staggering piece of news. Major Tor Savan, his commanding officer, and one of the most respected men in the Space Corps, is an alpha. And once he gets a whiff of Azure’s heat pheromones, there isn’t a force in the entire galaxy that could keep them apart.



Title: Supernova
Series: Mated to the Captain. 3
Author: Christine Wright
Length: 299 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Mpreg / Gay

Notes: This is me holding on to a good thing because I didn't want the series to end. (A bad habit I have of saving the last book in the series because I don't want to say goodbye to the characters.) I've been in a reading slump so I reread the first two so that I could finish it up. This is a great series with humor and a little bit of ridiculousness from Del. I loved the introduction of Kai, and I seriously don't know what to expect from Hastor, but I look forward to reading this in the next couple of days, even if it means it will be over. *sniff-sniff*

Blurb: “Never tempt fate. It has a way of biting you beneath the armor.”-Xolian saying

Captain Quinn has always been the savior, rescuing his little human mate Del from every unlikely predicament. Even with Quinn’s protective nature and Del’s tendency to find trouble, they balance each other. The mated pair are ecstatic, anxiously awaiting the birth of their twins, when disaster strikes. A mysterious illness waylays the Captain, leaving Del in charge. Being the Captain leaves Del in a bind--pregnant, a magnet for trouble, Del struggles to find his feet and keep everyone safe. All their lives are deeply impacted by Del’s command decision to seek assistance from an old enemy.

Brync and Kai fear Kai’s parents won’t accept their blossoming relationship. When Kai is ordered to return home Brync must make the decision of his life.

Rathian Raider Hastor, annoyed that he’s been mated to a Xolian, plans to ignore the spoiled, whiny, green-eyed alien until he dies from exposure to the desert climate. But Braxx may be more interesting and resilient than Hastor first expected.

Now if those babies would just arrive on time and follow their fathers well laid out plan, life could get back to normal.




Title: Monster Born
Series: Northern Creatures, 1
Author: Kris Austen Radcliffe
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Six Talon Sign Fantasy & Futuristic Romance (August 8, 2017)
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Notes: I have been looking at this book for a while and I think I'm going to take the plunge.


Blurb: What happens when a man starts life as a corpse?

Two hundred years ago, Frank Victorsson awoke as a semi-dead, monstrous abomination reanimated by his hubris-ridden father, Victor Frankenstein. But Frank refused to become the infernal hate his father spewed at the world. He walked away from his origins — and into a small, Minnesota town overflowing with magic.

Now Dr. Frankenstein’s other sins want revenge.

The Nordic elves of Frank’s new home call him family. The werewolves call him friend. And when the town’s vampires disappear and innocents die, Frank realizes the demon responsible might be the one force on Earth faster and stronger than him — and the one foe capable of pulling to the surface his long-suppressed rage.

Now Frank must stop a rampaging evil bent on murdering the people he loves the most. But can he save his town without losing himself to the monster he once tamed?





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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Leap of Faith: Part Seven #blogstory #MM #gay #contemporary

Welcome back!

Copyright Lexi Ander

Part Seven: Leap of Faith


Chapter Three

Ben was terrified he'd screwed up. He should've admitted he wanted to go to dinner with Dawson as his date but he'd chickened out at the last second and ran. He grabbed a couple of Clorox wipes, ignored the probing glances Dawson threw his way, and started cleaning his station.
He'd seen the way Dawson watched him when Dawson thought he wasn't paying attention. Ben had been patient and waited for Dawson to make a move. He wasn't sure what spurred him to ask Dawson out but he felt like a fool. He'd ruined what had started out as a great morning.
"Did you want me to finish the tail of the phoenix today?" Dawson flipped through the appointment book at the counter. Alice, their office help, had asked for the day off so they had to man the front desk between appointments.
"What's on the books for today?" Ben made himself stop cleaning the chair before he wore a hole in the vinyl.
"The morning appointments were rescheduled. As long as we don't have any walk-ins, I can finish up your bird in no time."
"All right," he said before he thought it through. He'd probably regret working the rest of the day after Dawson finished the tattoo but he didn't care. It was an excuse to have Dawson touch him.
He pulled his T-shirt over his head and lay face down on the chair. Ben closed his eyes and waited. When Dawson started working, he concentrated on the brush of Dawson's fingers. He was grateful he lay on his stomach because it hid the erection he got every time he was in Dawson's chair. The sting of the needle didn't take away from his fantasies.
"So, this date tonight," Dawson's voice was smooth and low. "I imagine I'll need a suit."
Ben swallowed past the lump in his throat, he felt like a giddy teenager because Dawson called it a 'date'.
"Only if you want to."
Dawson gave him a stinging smack on the ass and Ben thought he was going to lose it and come in the chair. "What the hell, man?" he panted, struggling for control. He'd never told anyone about those secret desires.
"Don't placate me. The invitation has been posted on the fridge for a while. I'm well aware of the restaurant and their dress code. Give me a little credit. I would've said no if I couldn't swing it."
Ben panted softly, well aware that Dawson hadn't moved his hand from Ben's ass.
"Now, do I need to wear a complete suit with a tie or can I get by with a dress shirt and pants?" Dawson squeezed Ben's ass cheek and he couldn't help but to push up into Dawson's large palm. "Well?" Dawson prompted.
Ben drew in a couple of deep breaths and struggled to control his body. "You don't need a complete suit."
"Better," Dawson purred and soothed Ben's stinging ass cheek.
He vehemently wished he were naked. He couldn't count how many fantasies he'd had of Dawson taking him in that very chair.
"Ben, are you listening to me?" Another smack hit his other ass cheek and he bucked in the chair.
"What the hell, man?" Ben rolled to his side to see Dawson.
The man stared back at him, lust stamped on his features. Nothing was hidden from Ben, including the outline of a large hard cock trapped in Dawson's jeans.
"You weren't complaining." Dawson's eyes boldly traveled the length of Ben's body. "In fact, I think you loved the hell out of it and," Dawson palmed Ben's dick, rubbing the erection through the pants, "I'm pretty sure you want me to do more than smack your ass." Ben embarrassed himself with a whimper when Dawson's hand withdrew. "My question was, since we're going on a date, does that mean I get to kiss you? But I think I already have my answer."
Ben's heart beat hard in his chest. "You want to kiss me?"
The bell over the door jingled. Dawson leaned in and whispered. "Oh, I want to do more than merely kiss you."
David Burk, Ben's lawyer, stood by the front counter. "Hi, Ben, Dawson. I have the contracts for the sale for you to sign, Ben."
David was Annie's boyfriend and he'd helped Ben navigate separating his property from Javier and the legal mess of selling his half of the advertising firm. As much as Ben loved David for all of his help, the man had picked the worst time to drop by. Dawson slathered A&D Ointment on Ben's lower back and affixed a bandage to the newly inked skin of the phoenix's tail. Scowling, Ben discreetly adjusted himself before leaving the chair. Dawson chuckled evilly, sending a chill through Ben.
"Hey, David," Ben replied then cleared the gruffness from his throat. "Are you and Annie going to be at the dinner tonight?"
David set the briefcase on the counter and grinned.
"We'll be there, although Annie is having a fit because she wanted us to spend the evening alone." A rakish expression crossed David's face. "I'll have to make it up to her."
Ben accepted one of the packets. "I don't know what is more disturbing. The expression on your face or that you're talking about my sister."
           David laughed. "Oh, I've heard how Annie talks with you. I'm nowhere near as graphic as she is."


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

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

What have I been doing this week? World Building, Writing, and Editing. That makes me think, "Welcome to the WWE wrestling association! Today we have--" Which, admittedly, sometimes writing is a little like wresting at times. And then when you're finished, the manuscript is laying in the middle of the ring and you're standing on the ropes, waving your fist in the air to celebrate your victory. I have not reached that point yet, but I can taste it. 

What have I been reading? I have been re-reading but I started some new books and stuck with them. 


Title: Knight's Fire 
Series: (Scales of Honor Book 1)
Author: SJ Himes
Length: 143 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Dragons & Knights / Gay /

Notes: I read this the day of release. <3 <3 Zephyr was Adorable and Gawain was awesome. Great read which I'm sure will be read over and over. 

Blurb: Stories tell of great fire-breathing beasts large as castles, fierce and deadly, capable of magicks that no human can match. The Kingdom of Kentaine once allied itself with the dragons of old, but eventually, the dragons were lost to time and fell into legend.

Sir Gawain, First Knight of the Realm, is tasked by his older sister the Queen to travel to the edges of their kingdom, where a beast is flaming villagers and has the locals ready to form a mob and hunt it down themselves. His mission is to find the dragon, stop the violence, and do what he needs to maintain the peace.

His journey puts him in the heart of a confrontation with the dragon, but instead of saving the villagers, it is the dragon that needs rescuing. Zephyr, a fire dragon and an escaped slave, needs protection, time to heal, and a chance at a life full of hope.
Gawain can do no less than offer his sword, his shield, and his heart. Evil is hunting Zephyr, and it will not stop until it has reclaimed its prize.

Beyond the legends lies the truth, and love, like fire, consumes everything it touches.

**Please note this is a novella of 38,330 words and is not a full-length novel.**




Title: How to Hire A Vampire Consultant
Series: 
Author: Hollis Shiloh
Length: 57 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: I have been looking for some shorter read and came across this one. It's on my weekend list. 

Blurb: Steve isn't used to being the responsible party. He's not even a real agent at the Paranormal Research Agency—he's here on parole. But right now, a lot of the PRA's people are missing, and Steve and the librarian might be the only ones who can save them. While she researches like her life depends on it, Steve's running around mopping up monstrous messes. He needs all the help he can get—even from a sassy vampire. Barnaby the vampire is kind of hot (for a twink), and not nearly as badass as he likes to think. Even if he did save Steve's life. Between the three of them, they might just have what it takes to save the day.

16,300 words - low heat
Themes: gay romance, paranormal, humor



Title: Azaran 
Series: (The Brotherhood of Ormarr Book 1)
Author: Jacki James
Length: 139 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / 

Notes: I started this last night and really like it so far.

Blurb: Azaran~I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.

Toby~
AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.

Azaran is the first book in The Brotherhood of Ormarr series. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Azaran is a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.




Title: Deadly Sting 
Series: (Elemental Assassin Series Book 8)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Length: 404 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books (March 26, 2013)

Genre:

Notes: I wanted to catch up on the Spider series, but I don't own all of them so I'm reading them when I can afford the next book in the series. I usually listen to the audiobook while I'm doing other things, but I have to say I felt that this narration was dragged out. With 4 hours left, I pulled out the ebook and finished in half the time. I like dramatization but that was too much for me. And I didn't like Gin bemoaning Owen's absence. Prick. I'm all for her finding someone who understands who and what she is and accepts her as is. I am also not a fan of her taking responsibility for things that isn't hers to claim. It started with Selina and has overflowed into this book. I should probably write a review because I have a lot to say. 

Blurb: Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot. 

Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.




Title: The Splintered Crown: A Tankards and Heroes Novel
Series: 
Author: Larry N. Martin
Length: 200 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Fantasy 

Notes: I picked this up yesterday after I read Gail Martin's newsletter. I had been meaning to read Gail's other work she writes with her husband. This one is all him and it sounded fun. 

Blurb: A medieval fantasy with a party of adventurers all ready to make a name for themselves and earn some gold.

Tankards and Heroes is set in the city of Kortufan, where spies, assassins, mercenaries, arms dealers, rebels, smugglers, and informants do dirty deals dirt cheap.

The Poxy Dragon is a rough bar outside the worst part of the medieval Silk Road. It takes serious courage just to walk into the place, not only from its reputation but because of the rough clientele, questionable food, awful beer, and abysmal hygiene. Lots of taverns in Kortufan are home to ruffians and illegal dealings, but the Poxy Dragon is the proving ground for heroes - with a cemetery out back for the ones who don’t make the cut.

Lady Leota, the resident demigoddess at the Poxy Dragon, sends would-be heroes to different realms on quests. Once committed, there is no turning back, and if they want their reward, every party member must return through the portal – dead or alive.




Title: Encyclopedia of World Mythology
Series: 
Author: 
Length: 320 hard backed pages (this is surprisingly heavy compared to other books it's size)
Publisher: Parragon

Genre: Resource / Mythology / Encyclopedia /

Notes: This is out of print. I found mine at a used book store for $10. Amazon is selling this used for a crazy amount of $75. I would get online with Half-Price Books and see if they have a copy. They are networked with other resellers and you can often find out of print books through them for great prices.

Blurb: This is like many encyclopedias of world mythology. What I liked about this is that it covers more than the classical Greece, Roman, and Norse, but Ancient Near East, Egypt, China, Japan, Korea, India, Siberia and Arctic, Oceania, Mongolia, Tiber, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa, The Caribbean, North-South-Central Americas. What I would like better is the mythology of the continent Africa broken down more. It's such a huge place with so many countries and cultures that it should have pages. 


Title: Between Points of Light
Series: 
Author: Lore Graham
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (May 27, 2019)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi  / Gay

Notes:

Blurb: After years of uninspiring findings, Harlon's position on a survey ship has lost its appeal. Vaulting to unseen star systems to investigate their potential for mining and terraforming sounds exciting in theory, but in practice it's just another corporate job. His life outside of work isn't much better.

When the crew's astrobiologist quits, Harlon arrives for his mission to find that he knows the replacement, Dexter—from a recent one-night stand. As they begin their mission thousands of light years away from any colonized star system, Harlon tries to keep things professional, but Dexter has other ideas.




Title: The Dragon Mistress
Series: The Dragon Mistress book 2, 
(The Eburosi Chronicles 9)Author: RA Steffan
Length: 276 pages
Publisher: OtherLove Publishing, LLC (February 8, 2019)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Dragon Riders / Poly / 

Notes:

Blurb: The survival of the last living dragons rests with me and my misfit friends.

So… yeah. No pressure.

Mind you, this whole thing would be easier if two of our number weren’t hell-bent on killing each other. Rayth and Nyx have both been hiding secrets for a very long time, but now they face a choice. Let go of their ugly pasts, or watch the future burn to the ground.

We won’t be able to hide five hungry, growing dragons in the mountains forever. As soon as someone catches sight of them, every soldier in Utrea will be after us. And there’s no way we can fight for our dragons’ survival when we’re this busy fighting amongst ourselves.

I’ve always been the queen of questionable life choices, but falling for four proud, stubborn, damaged men at the same time is a new benchmark even for me. What we’re building with the dragons—and each other—could be amazing beyond belief. It could also end in tragedy beyond measure.

If I want it to be the former, it looks like I need to start banging some heads together.


Otherwise, our hopes and dreams could well go down in flames.




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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Leap of Faith: Part Six #blogstory #MM #gay #contemporary

Welcome back to the blog story!

Copyright Lexi Ander

Part Six: Leap of Faith


"You couldn't have known what would happen. I still think it was better to find out before you were married." Dawson snagged another cinnamon roll, this time taking a single bite and chewing carefully. Ben hardly ever talked about what had happened. Dawson worried Ben would keep it bottled up and turn bitter over the betrayal, so when Ben felt the urge to talk, he listened. He knew it was the best thing he could do for his roommate. Although, he did harbor the secret wish to one day meet up with Javier so he could knock the bastard on his ass.
"I agree." Ben sighed. "But the cancellations caused talk about our family and my parents have always been very careful to keep their private and public lives separate. We made news in some of the smaller publications and the tabloids hounded them for weeks since I couldn't be found. I hid and left them to deal with the fallout without explaining why. All they had to go on were Javier's lies."
Ben searched the dregs of his coffee as if attempting to read something there. Dawson wanted to pull the man into his arms and make him forget about those first couple of months. He wanted to wipe Javier from Ben's mind, along with every other man Ben had known, until all Ben could see was him.
"They understand why."
Dawson recalled how Mr Hamilton's bluster had dissipated when Ben, with a shuddering breath and an embarrassed blush, explained to his father what had transpired the night he'd disappeared. Dawson's opinion of the older man increased tenfold when he snatched Ben up in a bear hug. Dawson's old man, fed up with his mother's drug addiction, had left when Dawson was fourteen. His mother died of an overdose not long after and Dawson had been placed in foster care when his father hadn't been found and no other living relatives would take him in. Dawson's opinion of family was slightly skewed.
"I know, but it doesn't make me feel any less guilty for my actions." Ben gave a tiny grin. "Although, you getting all of us rip-roaring drunk that day was illuminating. I'd never seen my dad sloshed before. Once the alcohol had loosened him up, it took both of us to hold him down to keep him from leaving and searching out Javier."
Dawson chuckled into his coffee cup. "Yeah, your old man swore he'd give the flighty bastard a good ol' gentleman's one-two for messing with his family. I was stunned at some of the cussing that came from a man so well dressed."
Ben released a genuine hoot of laughter. "I'd never heard him cuss before. I thought I was going to piss my pants I laughed so hard."
"Are you going to dinner with them tonight? The invitation has been clipped to the refrigerator for a couple of weeks."
Ben scratched the back of his head and gave Dawson a sheepish glance. "About that, I wondered if you would go with me?"
"Sure," Dawson readily replied. "I can be your moral support and help you bail when you've had enough."
He'd seen Ben in a suit only once and the man had been fucking fine. Dawson had more than one fantasy about deliberately stripping him out of the expensive garment with nothing but his teeth.
Ben coughed into his fist, his face turning pinkish as he tried to smile brightly. Dawson always thought that Ben sucked at hiding his feelings.
"Yeah—friends—I'd appreciate the company."
Before he could reply, Ben had dumped the last of his coffee into the sink and walked through the garage door. What was that all about?
Dawson washed his hands in the sink and gulped the last of his coffee. Had Ben asked him on a real date? His eyes slid closed with the dawning realization. It was possible he had mucked up his only chance to have the relationship he'd been dreaming about with Ben.
Dawson braced his hands on the edge of the sink and hung his head, remembering how Ben's open expression had slid off his face as he blushed. At the same time his heart began to race at the knowledge that Ben had been asking for more. No, he wasn't going to let Ben walk away now. The door had been open and Dawson was determined to find a way through it.
Following his friend out to the garage, Dawson watched Ben with a new awareness. He could see now how Ben watched him out of the corner of his eye. The pulse in the column of Ben's neck visibly jumped as Dawson drew closer to straddle his hog. He noted how his friend's breathing sped up just enough that he wasn't quite panting. But mostly, he noticed the erection straining against the crotch of Ben's jeans and how the man tried to hide his arousal from Dawson.
Ben straddled his motorcycle, wearing the leather jacket that Dawson had loaned him the first time Ben had ridden on his bike. When he'd first loaned the coat to Ben, it had practically swallowed the man. Not anymore. He liked how Ben filled out the worn leather as the shoulders pulled tight over the man's new muscular frame. Dawson felt a little possessive at the sight of Ben wearing his threads. Ben pulled on his gloves then strapped on his helmet. They both started the bikes, the loud rumble deafening in the garage.

Dawson followed Ben to the tattoo shop, contemplating how to get his friend back on the subject of a date. He'd always kept how he felt under wraps. But if Ben wanted more, then Dawson would grab on to the sexy man and not let him go.


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Saturday, May 25, 2019

What is on the reading Radar? #Wishlist

What am I up to?Actually, nothing changed from last week to this week. My reading slump is ongoing though I still look. Some new to me authors with new releases are on the list. I really want Vampires.

Title: Chronicles of Fen: Cernuin
Series: 
Author: YW Lumaris
Length: 156 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Slow Burn Romance / Fantasy / Magic / Action & Adventure / Redemption / Gay / 

Notes: 

Blurb: He broke the laws of magic. He made the gods mortal.Now the world pays for his crimes.

Fen, a powerful mage and rare harpy, spent thirty years as a prisoner tasked with undoing what he'd done. With only three cities remaining, the time finally comes that he is granted his chance to put his plans in action. The king gives him leadership over a special unit trained to fight the plague of monsters threatening mankind.

Yet, hated and mistrusted by the soldiers for his past, Fen must earn their loyalty. To do that, he needs their general's trust.

With this as his only chance to kill the gods and right what he wronged, he stands saint and sinner. Will he succeed, or is this the end of humanity?

-o-

Sci-fi/fantasy blend heavy in fantasy,
Towers, gods, guns, and radios.
Infectious monsters. and spiders
adventure and m/m slow romance.

--- this is a novella, first part of four in a series, 35,000 words ---


Title: Matchmaking Beyond the Veil
Series: TellTale Ghosts, 1
Author: Mara Townsend
Length: 36 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Slow Burn / Urban Fantasy / Enemies to Lovers / Haunting / 

Notes: releases may 28th

Blurb: Endure the company of his rival…or suffer ghostly retaliation.

Emery Belmont is a snarky, uptight realist who likes his life ordinary. Like any skeptic, he’s content using mundane explanations to write off signs of paranormal activity. That’s no longer an option when the spirit haunting his house wrecks his new kitchen, forcing Emery closer to facing the supernatural truth. Desperate for a new handyman, he unknowingly hires his hot ex-rival from high school to fix it. Paxton Santos, Emery’s former lacrosse team captain, followed in his father’s footsteps to take over the family business. Annoyingly, Emery requires his talented hands more than he needs to keep Paxton out of his life. However, getting Paxton to leave after the repairs may prove difficult with the meddlesome ghost taking a shine to him, which Paxton seems to take in his grating, good-natured stride, remaining irritatingly unruffled by numerous weird occurrences.

Emery is bombarded by mysterious paranormal hijinks, keeping Paxton at arm’s length, and deciphering things that aren't quiet what they seem. There’s nothing Emery hates more than an unfinished puzzle. In his determination to solve this one, Emery reluctantly opens himself up to new possibilities all while trying to remain firmly rooted in life the way he prefers it—orderly, logically explainable, and, above all else, ghost-free.

Join Emery and Paxton as they face off with a spirit that has no limits to how far it will go to push them together, enduring locked doors, faulty plumbing, and sharing a bed. Together they are determined to navigate their way out of this mess using any means necessary to send the ghost packing. Will they make it out of the traps awaiting them before their pesky tormenter gets any other ideas to make things worse and further blur the line between them?

Matchmaking Beyond the Veil is a 107k slow burn MM romance of rivals to friends to lovers told in single POV. Featuring a meddling ghost playing at matchmaker, forced proximity, bed sharing, ghost tours that totally aren’t dates, and tongue-in-cheek humor. This story ends on a HFN ending with a soft cliffhanger. Emery and Paxton’s story will continue in the next book of the series, Telltale Ghosts Book 2. This book contains denial, an unreliable narrator, two men experimenting with sex magic, fighting what the heart wants, steamy explicit sexual scenes and colorful language intended for adults 18 and older.


Title: Bedswerver
Series: 
Author: Camilla Quinn
Length: 70 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Holiday / Bisexual / Asexual / Biromantic / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Frost is used to doing whatever he can to survive. An ex-con turned bartender, he hops from fling to fling. It's not so easy for a guy who doesn't like sex, but it beats sleeping behind a dumpster. At least he knows he can turn up at his favorite diner for a plate of pancakes and a conversation with Max, a quirky young waiter who's managed to worm his way under Frost's skin.

Then Max shows up at Frost's bar on Christmas Eve, drunk and in desperate need of help getting home. Frost sees it as a chance to help a friend and maybe spend the night on Max's couch—but getting Max home proves to be a much greater challenge than anticipated.



Title: Siren's Debt
Series: (Dylan Rivers Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Richard Amons
Length: 258 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / Gay / Multiple Partners / 

Notes: 

Blurb: What do you do when you're the last of your kind, hunted every day of your life?Become a famous pop star!

Dylan Rivers is the last siren in existence. His family were slaughtered by the evil oil barons, his homeland ravaged and stolen from him. He is a target for hatred, the last thorn in the side of those who just want to see him a corpse. 


For him to survive is the biggest middle finger to his enemies. He could hide in the dark, be terrified of his own shadow, but that isn’t Dylan Rivers.


Music is Dylan’s life, as are the pleasures that can be found with his celebrity lifestyle—good food, beautiful clothes, fabulous parties, and gorgeous men. He particularly enjoys the company of his two favourite bodyguards—a handsome fae and a delicious werewolf—who are always on hand to look after his body in more ways than one.

Something is stirring…

Pleasure of the flesh drowns out pain, pushes away the sting of broken memories. He cannot fully remember what had happened to bring down his once glorious realm, but one day the opportunity to discover the full truth presents itself, and everything points to him.

Dylan must travel the river of prophecy…

There is change in the air, whispers on the water. His life is about to be turned upside down, for the idea of hope has risen...

The last siren has a debt to pay…

Join singing sensation Dylan Rivers in a journey of discovery, danger and seduction!

A dark and steamy urban fantasy tale, with a Why Choose? MM romance.

*This series is set in the same universe as Coldharbour Chronicles. However, there is no need to have read that series to enjoy this one.*



Title: Mosquito District
Series: Mosquito District, 1
Author: Leona Bentley
Length: 52k
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes: releases May 29th

Blurb: Lee is a jaded young man living in a district owned and overseen almost exclusively by vampires. When he mouths off to one of their flunkies, his life loses all of its carefully constructed order. His next shift at the library where he works brings Ira, a millennia-old vampire who is new to that part of the world and looking for answers that Lee just might be able to help uncover—if they can learn to trust one another.


Title: Theo's Beloved: A Draconian Love Story
Series: 
Author: Adella Dratianos
Length: 162 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Poly / Gay / 

Notes: releases June 1st

Blurb: Theo Dratianos is heartbroken. Four years ago, his Bondmate Mikhail disappeared on his thirteenth birthday. Each year, another blood ritual, another blood-oath to him. When all hope of Mikhail’s return is lost, Theodore meets his love, the equally-handsome Ricky Vargas. What will happen when Ricky dies, and Mikhail comes back? How about when Ricky and Mikhail meet? Who will be Theodore’s Beloved then?


Title: Double Edged
Series: The Bulari Saga
Author: Jessie Kwak
Length: 266 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Sci-Fi / Romantic elements / Futuristic / Gangster-Crime drama / Gay

Notes: releases may 28th

Blurb: Thala Coeur—Blackheart—is dead.Willem Jaantzen has been waiting to hear those words for almost twenty years. But he was also hoping they’d hold more satisfaction. Because it turns out his arch enemy has died as she lived—sowing chaos and destruction—and when a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, he realizes she’s sent him one last puzzle from beyond the grave. As Jaantzen and his crew are plunged back into a game he thought they’d left far behind, one thing becomes painfully clear: Solving Coeur’s puzzle could be key to preventing the city from crumbling back into another civil war—or it could be the thing that destroys them all. Because this secret isn’t just worth killing for. It’s worth coming back from the dead for.

The Bulari Saga series is part of Jessie Kwak’s Durga System universe, a fast-paced series of gangster sci-fi stories set in a far-future world where humans may have left their home planet to populate the stars, but they haven’t managed to leave behind their vices. And that’s very good for business.



Title: Eight Lives
Series: (Match Made In Hell Book 1)
Author: Autumn Breeze, Ashley Chamblee
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Vampires / Gay /

Notes: 

Blurb: Two Hearts. One Curse. Zero Time.

A century ago a spiteful witch cursed Edmund. Ever since, he has lived as an immortal house cat--short one life. Anselm is a mildly depressed vampire with a soft spot for the feline he calls friend.

They live together as equals, companions for eternity--or so they hope. Then, the witch who cursed Edmund long ago dies. And suddenly, he is human again.

In a race against times cruel hand, Anselm and Edmund must make a decision. Do they find a dark witch and reenact the curse that plagued Edmund so they can be together for eternity? Or . . . does Edmund give up forever as a cat to be with Anselm for now as a man?

EIGHT LIVES: MATCH MADE IN HELL #1 is a sweet m/m romance of 35K words featuring vampires, shifters, witches, magic and a powerful curse that could rip two men apart or bring them together for eternity.



Title: Dragon Stones
Series: Prince Enki Chronicles, 3
Author: AE Hazel Wood
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Horror / Comedy / Coming of Age / LGBT

Notes: When I grabbed this off of Amazon, the title did not give the number the book fell in the series. I did not notice until I added it here. The blurb says it can be read as a standalone but I have added the first two books in this series below. The blurbs of the other two are curious.

Blurb: After millions of years, Ancient Ones finally reached a verdict: The Soul-Prison encasing Earth would no longer be tolerated. And out of all the begins in the Milky Way, the Ancients chose only one to oversee Earth’s deliverance—Prince Enki.There’s just one catch…more than one powerful interested party shares Warden duties over Earth, and they’ll stop at NOTHING to maintain status quo.Ten others have banded with the wise Prince Enki, to pull off this miracle. Three of his most powerful allies are all from Cetrilli Prime…powerful if they can learn to fully tap into and control their powers when most needed.

Mostly fantasy, with a touch of sci-fi, horror, straight and gay romance, coming of age and comedy, makes this third installment fit for the well-rounded and open-minded Ideal Reader.Though a series installment, this book can be read as a Standalone Book, for it contains enough backstory content.

Title: Tethered Treachery
Series: Prince Enki Chronicles, 1
Author: AE Hazel Wood
Length: 175 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Horror / Comedy / Coming of Age / LGBT

Notes:

Blurb: The name’s EA. I’m over 500,000 of your Earth-years old. We call your planet, Ki. I was sent here for one purpose: gold. That’s why your kind crave it. It’s learned behavior. 

So, after years of meticulous terraforming and mining modifications, I finally struck a balance between our labor pool and our mining work load. That’s when my countrymen dubbed me “The Prince of Ki,” ergo “EN.KI.” We had some macro and micro interruptions since then, but overall, things remained relatively quiet until this morning when I received some curious news. One of my many eyes on the ground in every major metropolitan area, said they spotted what looked like a child with the power to stop time. My spy said it appeared the child delivered a warning to four young humans. He said he was able to get within arm’s reach of the four, and during his keen observations he said he’d best describe them as one impertinent Mexican woman, one jaded Japanese woman, one licentious Persian man and one asshat of a German man. When I feigned ignorance of that ‘asshat’ slight, my spy confessed his indulgence in that paranormal show. I can’t wait until he finds out next season’s their last run. I don’t overshare. 


What I did want someone to overshare about was why these four were so important? Who or what was that “child” seen warning the four? And did this phenomenon portend trouble?


Whatever it means, I’m getting the sense that nothing will be as it seems…like it’s a small puzzle from a…


TETHERED TREACHERY.

*******
Note: If the use of the color white for evil and black for good, startles you…good!
My fiction is full of truths.
As this book draws closer to its end, the chapters fall under a strong “tethering” spell.

Series Title: PRINCE ENKI CHRONICLES
Tethered Treachery (Book 1)
Draco Sinkholes (Book 2)
Dragon Stones (Book 3) – coming in two weeks from the time you see this.
Overcoming Treachery (Book 4) – coming three months after you see this.


Title: Draco Sinkholes
Series: Prince Enki Chronicles, 2
Author: AE Hazel Wood
Length: 233 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Horror / Comedy / Coming of Age / LGBT

Notes:

Blurb: It’s me again. The Father of mankind, often either misunderstood, underestimated or misnomered. But you may call me Prince EN.KI.

This story started like all the others. Something seemingly benign and ordinary, turns out to be the tip of a horrific and insidious plan with widespread implications of the worst kind. Such was the case today.

I miss the early days on your planet, which we call Ki (Oh, did you know that my other name is EA…sounds like…never mind). Back in the simpler times, the fathers or elders would take their sons, and daughters if they were like my sister, NIN.MAH, to the family fishing holes. They would bait their hooks, swat away the insects and, if all went as expected, at the end of their day, they’d come home with a nice addition to the dinner meal. This story begins much like this, except you humans and the fish, and….well, to find out more read…


DRACO SINKHOLES.

******* OTHER PRINCE ENKI CHRONICLES BOOKS *******
TETHERED TREACHERY (BOOK 1)
DRAGON STONES (BOOK 3) – COMING SOON
OVERCOMING TREACHERY (BOOK 4) – COMING LATER


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