Saturday, August 17, 2019

What's on the Reading Radar?

What have I been up to. Writing the last chapters of Constant, though it not going as quickly as I wanted. I keep thinking of something I missed or forgot and going back and making changes. 

I've been in a reading slump for most of the summer, only reading something new here and there. Lots of temporary DNFs because something isn't holding my attention or its not what I'm looking for in a story. Lots and lots of re-reading of my favorite series. But this week I stumbled across a new to me series from a new to me author. Loved it and then binged on the series. Now I'm back to looking for something to read... LOL!


Title: Gryphon's Pride
Series: (Gesa's Menagerie Book 1)
Author(s): Kaye Draper
Length: 133 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Reverse Harem Series / Bisexual / 

Notes: I bought this in the spring and forgot I had it. I was looking for something to read and was flipping through my books when I and decided to give it a go. Then I read through it and the next book. Love Gesa who is barbarian-ish attracted to a short fae. It had a spot or two where it was serious but it was also FUN. I bought the rest of the series and binge read it all. Than then stalked the author, signing up for the newsletter, looked for their facebook page...

Blurb: Not your typical reverse harem…

Gryphon shifter Gesa Lionheart isn’t your typical heroine. Screwed over by her family—a stunningly medieval gryphon clan that is supposed to value loyalty and truth—the former bodyguard sets out on her own to a remote city growing in the Michigan wilderness. With little in the way of life skills outside her clan training, and no one to depend on, she becomes a bounty hunter—chasing down low-level supernatural criminals for the local human police department.

Gesa knew life would be hard outside the clan, but she had no way of predicting just how strange her life would become, all thanks to a beautiful but dangerous male fae and a simple missing person’s case. Now she’s over her head in a world that isn’t what it seems, where humans can almost see the truth, rich supe philanthropists make people disappear with ease, and harem lion prides aren’t just for males….

Gryphon’s Pride is a reverse harem romance novella with an urban fantasy feel. Suitable for mature readers (and those with a sense of humor) only. If swearing, sex, or talk of past trauma are offensive to you, this might not be your thing.

Author’s Note:
I was tired of reading the same old thing over and over again in reverse harem. Sick of all alpha male and fainting female all the time—and desperate to be able to tell the male characters apart—I tried to infuse some variety into my story. Gesa might not be your cup of tea, and that’s okay—she doesn’t care. Her lovers are as varied in physicality and personality as they are in supernatural race. And the characters all have their own definition of sexuality. I know reverse harem is all about the fantasy, and my fantasy is a bit outside the norm. You’ve been warned.

*Gesa’s Menagerie books are novellas of between 30,000-40,000 words.
*This is a series. There will be unresolved plot threads at times/ occasional cliff hangers.
*Do NOT read this series if you are easily offended. Contains: mentions of past trauma/rape, adult language (that’s cursing kids, lots of it), and sexual content (including male/female, male/male, female/female, male/male/female, female/female/male and any other combination you can think of. Oh, and probably some tentacles and diphallia).



Title: Obliteration
Series: Facets of Feyrie, 4
Author(s): Zoe Parker
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes: I found this series in December and it was something I wouldn't typically read, but got sucked in, and I really loved it. So sad this is the last book of the series. 

Blurb: The Dark wants vengeance...

A prophecy - that I have no faith in - unexpectedly brought me a home. Love. Family. 


Now, the damn thing is trying to take it all away from me.
I refuse to let that happen! Fate can go eff itself.
They broke my heart, so I'm going to break their faces, and if I can't do it alone...


There's always Phobe.

This is the fourth and final book in the Facets of Feyrie series.

**Please be advised this book contains adult themes and situations.**




Title: Orc Haven
Series: 
Author(s): Beryll & Osiris Backhaus
Length: 204 pages
Publisher: 

Genre: Romantic Elements / Epic Fantasy / Lesbian / 

Notes: I was looking through the Rainbow Award submissions and came across this one. I have a huge soft spot for Orcs.

Blurb: The great war is over. The Dark Queen has fallen, slain by a dwarven champion as the prophecies foretold. 

Still struggling with her transition from farmer's daughter to Hero of the Free Races, Irma barters her newfound fame for the power to change things for the betterment of all - including her former enemies.

With the Dark Queen's death, her subjugated orcs either succumbed to madness or were slain in battle. Only few orcs remain, and Irma has sworn to protect them, to help them find their place among the Free Races. One of them is Vash, a breeding mother from the pits, searching for a new home among the ruins of her old world with a tiny horde of orc children in tow.

When they meet, they discover that despite their differences in size, upbringing and race, they share the same hopes for the future. And while the odds they face seem overwhelming, the feelings growing between them may be strong enough to overcome them all.

From Rainbow-Award-winning authors Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus comes a sweet, happy f/f romantasy that begins where other epic fantasy novels end, a stand-alone novel about courage, hope, and the importance of family.



Title: The Prey of Gods
Series: 
Author(s): Nicky Drayden
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (June 13, 2017)

Genre: Science Fiction

Notes: A group I'm a part of has a list of LGBTIAQ Multicultural BOMs and this is on it. I have seen this come up but kept putting it off because I seemed to have been in a book burn out--for months. But it's on audiobook so I'm going to give it a go. 

Blurb: In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .

An emerging AI uprising . . .

And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.

Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart . . . even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.




Title: Here Comes the Son
Series: 
Author(s): Dahlia Donovan
Length: 308 pages
Publisher: 

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

Notes:

Blurb: When evil stirs in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, heroes come in both ordinary and extraordinary packages.

Ignatius Faber knows a few things for absolute certain. He’s half-demon, his father is the unequivocal prince of darkness, and demons want to destroy his city. And if he doesn’t make the first move on his crush, they’re never going to be anything more than a teenage fantasy that’s lasted into his thirties.

Lalo Pavia grew up hard and fast, orphaned at a young age. As an autistic, he’s learned to approach life cautiously. He throws his energy into gardening and photography—allowing both to provide a buffer between himself and the rest of the world.

Except for Iggy.

Can they find triumph, life, and even love in the middle of a city in flames?

Their fight for the mile high city has just begun.



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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Striker Re-Release! #valespianpact #striker #alphatrine

Another book is going up!

Worked on getting Striker out yesterday. I spent the weekend giving it "one more" look through since it has been re-edited. Over the next 72 hours you will see Striker appear on the different vendor websites. So far, it is on Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. There are more sites to come as the days pass so the Books2Read link will automatically update.

I have had a lot of questions about the re-edits. Besides the grammar issues and the "that word does not mean what you think it means", I fixed inconsistencies and a plot hole. I made sure the terms used matched the re-edits I did for Alpha Trine last year. I also nixed some of the generalizations and expanded the look at characters/species/ideas. I fixed things that had been bothering me for years. There were conversations that did not have tags and I added thoughts and emotions to deepen those moments. All in all, 5k was added to Striker. But there are no new scenes, just strengthening of the story throughout.

Buy Links: Books2Read / Smashwords / Amazon /

Blurb:

The peaceful respite for which Zeus and his intended, Dargon and Alpha, had been hoping is shattered when Zeus is unexpectedly drawn to the Waters of Poseidon and told that the safety they've been promised is a trap. But the Fal'Amoric aren't the only important cargo on the Oethra 7, and countless others are depending on the success of their mission. If Zeus hopes to break the silent siege on Valespia and protect those most precious to him, he will need not just powerful allies but the fortitude to survive overwhelming odds.

**Striker is a 93k sci-fi romance that has mature themes and content as well as a polyamorous relationship. This 2nd edition has been re-edited and 5k words added to add clarity.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Alpha Trine Re-release! #alphatrine #valespianpact

I'm working to get my titles back out on the market. First up is Alpha Trine. So far, you can find it at Smashwords, Kobo, and Amazon. Other places will have Alpha Trine on their sites in about 72 hours, and the links for those can all be accessed through the Books2Read universal link.

I had to create a short blurb for Smashwords... which I found I was quite terrible at coming up with a catchphrase. I wrote a ton of possibilities and filled up a sheet of paper. What I ended up with was... well, if I think of something better, yeah, I'm changing it. LOL! Now I have to come up with a catchphrase for all my books. 

Buy Links: Smashwords / Books2Read / Amazon

Blurb: Has kidnapping Zeus ruined Dargon and Alpha's chance at love?

The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar'Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes, and the nobles of his parents' court refuse to ever trust a frail and treacherous human.

Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover, Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. After narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs but find that the Psionics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port's master mechanic, unaware that the man they've brought on board is more than he seems and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.

**Alpha Trine is a 52k sci-fi romance. It was re-edited July 2018 and some concepts were expanded upon. Neither the plot nor characters were changed.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

What is on the Reading Radar? #wishlist #TBR #reading

Another week gone. When you need time to slow down it speeds by with an evil cackle and rude gestures. It's been a busy week. Working on constant, getting my backlist back out on the market. Lots to do and no time to spare. 


Title: The Devourers
Series: 
Author(s): Indra Das
Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (July 12, 2016)

Genre: Romantic Elements / Mystery /  Myths & Legends / Paranormal / LGBTIAQ / #TBR

Notes:

Blurb: On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man’s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger’s behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins.

From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant woman—and destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok’s interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent.

Shifting dreamlike between present and past with intoxicating language, visceral action, compelling characters, and stark emotion, The Devourers offers a reading experience quite unlike any other novel.



Title: Prophecy of Convergence 
Series: (Oracle's Path Book 1)
Author(s): Shannon Pemrick
Length:
Publisher:

Genre: Romantic Elements / Metaphysical Fantasy / Bisexual / #TBR

Notes: Love the cover and it is what made me stop and look, even though I could not make out the title. Authors who get flack from readers about the content add notes like she did... which is fine for me because it also tells me what is in it. LOL This releases August 15th

Blurb: The twisted dragon queen stirs…

Half-elf Oracle Aviana is no stranger to prophecies. With a strong connection since birth to the dragon god, Akorith, the dissonant whispers of fate have followed her from the beginning. And when an ominous warning foretelling of the destruction of her clan comes her way, she isn’t sure what to make of it.

Then when her younger sister needs to be prepared for her coming of age trial—a task that will test the woman’s fortitude and innocence—Aviana is the one tasked with showing her the world outside their secluded town. Her hands full with her sister’s childish nature, a foreboding prophecy is the last thing Aviana needs on her mind.

The signs of the prophecy, however, appear: pirate attacks, a fight with a dragon, and crossing paths with a cheerful dwarf and stunted, lecherous elf—and Aviana can’t ignore them. Things go from bad to worse, and she’ll have to trust her intuition and the most unlikely of allies to make it through, or the world will be plunged into chaos…

Readers who enjoy epic adventures, fantasy with a healthy dose of romance, and a strong heroine who defies all odds, won’t be able to put down Prophecy of Convergence, leaving you reading long into the night.

Buy Prophecy of Convergence and discover for yourself whether one determined Oracle can create her own fate, or whether she’ll be lost in the threads of prophecy…

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Note: Like all of Shannon Pemrick’s work, the Oracle’s Path series is NOT a clean read, or suited for younger audiences. This series isn’t for you if you enjoy your books free of strong language, violence, substance use, love scenes (including LGBTQ pairings), and other adult situations.




Title: Blood Cry
Series: Breath of Air Series
Author(s):K. De Long
Length: 275 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Bisexual Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / #reading

Notes: Content warning for gore. My demented mind got excited. LOL

Blurb: New, from New York Times bestseller K. De Long, comes a searingly intimate tale of love, disability, and survival. Underworld meets Everything, Everything.

He hunted someone to feed on. He found so much more.

Warric Evers has lived a cursed half-life ever since his mother made a deal with the devil to save him from sickness a century before. Outcast among vampires, a predator among humans, only the skies offer freedom. But when a skirmish leaves him injured, he needs a source of blood--and fast--if he's to take flight again. And his tracking skills have led him squarely to Sunny Rowan--more crucially, the immunoglobulin she injects for her failing immune system, distilled from the blood of so many healthy people, more potent than any other prey's blood would be.

Sunny Rowan thought her biggest problem was her life-threatening medical condition--but she's wrong.

She's about to find out just how very wrong.

Blood Cry is part of the Breath of Air multi-author series, a sweeping, magic-filled collection of paranormal romance from today's best-selling authors. K. de Long would like readers to be aware that Blood Cry contains material that may be upsetting to some readers, including mature content and gore.



Title: Assassin's Honor
Series: (Assassins of Landria Book 1)
Author(s): Gail Z. Martin
Length: 206 pages
Publisher: Worldbuilders Press (October 15, 2018)

Genre: Epic Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / #WishList

Notes:

Blurb: Friends since their orphanage childhood, Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. Henri, their long-suffering squire, tends to the thankless jobs of provisioning and logistics, while Ridge and Rett fight and recover.

When wandering mystic Yefim Makary becomes the darling of disenchanted aristocrats, Rett and Ridge fear Makary—or the Witch Lord, as his followers call him—is a threat to the crown. As treasonous whispers spread, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom and protect the king—while landing on the “Most Wanted” list themselves!





Title: Blood is Forever
Series: 
Author(s): Asta Idonea
Length: 276 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (June 3, 2019)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Urban Fantasy / #WishList

Notes:

Blurb: As a fae-vampire hybrid, scorned by all, Holden’s life has never been easy. The one bright spot is his job testing blood at supernatural crime scenes. It’s routine work, until the day he finds a victim he can’t read.

When one murder becomes two, and then three, it’s clear there’s a serial killer on the loose—one with a penchant for collecting hearts. Finding the bad guy could cement Holden’s career, but he’s drawing a blank. And it doesn’t help that the expert his boss calls in to assist him is the man Holden’s been crushing on for years.

With lives hanging in the balance, Holden and Val must solve the case before the killer strikes again. But will they come out with their hearts still intact?




Title: A Baby for Albie
Series: (Silverdale Coven Book 2)
Author(s): Mandy Greenwood
Length: 98 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Mpreg / Gay / #TBR

Notes:

Blurb: He couldn't be pregnant. It wasn't possible, not at all and yet his newfound friendship with the bathroom couldn't be denied. Albie struggled to understand how it could have happened, when a millennium of history said that it wasn't possible when the only one he'd slept with recently was a dhampyre.

And yet….

Dominic had looked forward to this brief respite from his undercover mission; a chance to finally deal with the issue he and Albie had been dancing around for months. They both knew it, but neither wanted to admit that their relationship wasn't casual; couldn't be when the Fates had chosen them for each other. But this had to be joke. Did Albie honestly believe that he could stand there with a swollen belly and claim the child was his?




Title: Sarai
Series: Naferi Tales, 1
Author(s): Jarli Grey
Length: 157 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / mpreg / Gay / #TBR

Notes:

Blurb: It was just an ordinary day for Jamie until he was attacked by aliens. Then saved by aliens. Then kidnapped by aliens …

The Zill are rapacious and unstoppable, destroying everything in their path with single-minded ferocity. And now they've found Earth, teeming with life just perfect for feeding the insatiable Zill queens as they brood the next generation of Zill.

Jamie wasn't expecting anything more than a boring evening at home until the Zill arrived and all hell broke loose. He is rescued by a beautiful cat-man and wakes up on a strange but oddly familiar world, where he's not only mated to a strange alien man...he's also pregnant?

All Jamie really wants is to go home, but is anybody listening?




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Saturday, August 3, 2019

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

Another week has gone by and August, AUGUST is here. How is more than half the year is over? I'm not ready yet. There is so much I still need to accomplish this year. Ah, well. At least I can go and pilfer the dregs of the school supply sales! LOL!


Title: Sweep of the Blade 
Series: (Innkeeper Chronicles Book 4)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Length: 314 pages
Publisher: NYLA (July 16, 2019)

Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Romantic Elements / Action & Adventure / #read

Notes: I didn't know this was out! This is the only book that I read this week and it was exactly what I was looking for. Lots and Lots of plot with a romance on the side. Loved the story and the characters. There were several full-page character renderings that I loved!!! This is one of my all time favorite series that I never get tired rereading. From their blog, the next book is a while off, but I can wait. The audiobook will be coming out in the next six weeks or so. It will be mine, too. 

Blurb: Maud Demille is a daughter of Innkeepers—a special group who provide ‘lodging’ to other-planetary visitors—so she knows that a simple life isn't in the cards. But even Maud could never have anticipated what Fate would throw at her.

Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her young daughter, Helen, were exiled with him for his treachery to the desolate, savage planet of Karhari. Karhari killed her husband, and Maud—completely abandoned by his family—has spent over a year avenging his debts. Rescued by her sister Dina, she's sworn off all things vampire.

Except... In helping Dina save the world, she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr, one of the most powerful vampire houses. One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. She declined. Arland is not used to hearing the word ‘no;’ and try as she might, Maud can't just walk away from Arland. It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampire.

To sort it all out, she accepts his invitation to visit his home planet. House Krahr is extremely influential and Maud knows that a woman—a human, with a very questionable past—who's turned down a proposal from its most beloved son won't get a warm reception. Maybe she’s not sure about marrying Arland, but House Krahr isn’t going to decide for her. Maud Demille has never run from a fight, and House Krahr will soon discover that there's a lot more to Maud than they’re expecting.




Title: Royal Captive 
Series: (Mate of the Tyger Prince Book 8)
Author: Shannon West
Length: 230 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay / #WishList

Notes: 

Blurb: From the outside, it looks as if Janos, the king of Laltana, has everything—looks, wealth, power, and the love of his people. But, few realize his on-going battle with his inner demons. Captured, imprisoned, and abused by the Tygerians, he loathes his enemies and vows revenge. 

When the king’s brother gifts him with a young Tygerian slave, the perfect opportunity for vengeance is within his grasp, but he finds he can’t take it. Bastion is young, defiant, and brave—and reminds Janos too much of himself at that age.

Bastion, becomes a soldier for the king instead, but Janos knows very well Bastion is not his real name. This is Prince Larz of Tygeria, and his family is scouring the galaxies for him. Both Janos and Larz struggle with a growing attraction to each other that they just can’t deny as the years pass, though Janos keeps his distance.

When war breaks out with a neighboring country, King Janos leads his soldiers into battle and soon finds the scared boy of long ago is now a deadly warrior who looks just like his brother, the Bloody Prince Mikos--Janos’s most hated enemy.

Torn between loathing for the Tygerians, and a growing respect and attraction for Larz, Janos must face not only his demons but the wrath of Larz’s family. If the two of them can weather the coming storm, they might just get everything their hearts desire.




Title: Hidden Gem
Series: Hidden Gem, 1
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 248 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Dystopia / Fantasy / Mystery / Gay / #read

Notes: I love love love this book!

Blurb: The sparkling jewel of the Hidden Gem, City M’s most renowned brothel, Misaki “Aki” Ito is living the good life. He’s not subjected to torture for his psi abilities, he has a roof over his head, food to eat, and all the sparkly shoes he could dream about. He also has one particular regular he can’t get enough of, Shane McNaughton, even if Shane occasionally asks for Aki’s help on a case.

Shane is a cop specializing in missing persons. He’s good at finding people, not just because of his years as a seasoned detective, but because he survived the Third World War and resulting plague with a few supernatural abilities himself. Mutated by the virus that wiped out two thirds of the world’s population, Shane no longer considers himself human. Which is why he limits his visits to a very breakable psi companion when not working a case, no matter how much he might want Aki.

When a high ranking official’s daughter goes missing and feared dead, Shane has no choice but to ask Aki to use his abilities to help him track down the kidnapper. The case opens a door to a past Aki thought he had escaped. Will Shane’s love be enough to save them all when something dark is awakened inside of Aki?

Note: Re-edited, but content still the same. Short fiction added to the end.




Title: Silver in the Wood
Series:
Author: Emily Tesh
Length: 110 pages
Publisher: Tor.com (June 18, 2019)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / #tbr

Notes: 

Blurb:

There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.

When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past—both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart.




Title: Too Dangerous
Series:
Author: Sasha L. Miller
Length: 48 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Gay / #tbr

Notes: 

Blurb: Shi is good at what he does, no matter what his stupid ex thinks. Danger comes with the territory, especially when that territory includes a special license to do select work for the government. But when the government needs him to fix something that defeated even their most elite, Shi learns that some situations are too much even for him.



Title: Escape
Series: Crossing Nuwa
Author(s): Sean Ian O'meidhir, Connal Braginsky
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications; First Edition, New ed. edition (July 9, 2019)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Gay / #WishList

Notes: 

Blurb: For sheltered Robbie, one week of freedom leads to sexual awakening and adventure… but when his world intersects with Theo’s, they’ll need all their wits and Theo’s magic to fight for their future.

Rare male weresnake Robbie has had his whole life decided for him down to his meals. But when the time comes for him to perform an unspeakable duty to his clan, he runs.

San Francisco Pride is in full swing when technomage Theo spots a scared-looking young man with brilliant emerald eyes. He’s only looking for a hookup, but before he knows why, he’s taking Robbie home and introducing him to champagne and enchiladas. He doesn’t have any intention of falling in love.

Robbie doesn’t want to return to his clan, at least not without trying to fit a lifetime of experiences into a week, but every day he stays puts Theo in more danger.




Title: Warriors: Into the Wild 
Series: (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin)
Author: Erin Hunter
Length: 290 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (October 13, 2009)

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / #considering

Notes: So the second book of this series showed up on a recommendation list from Amazon. The series sounds cute and I might check it out.

Blurb: For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code has been threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying—and some deaths are more mysterious than others.

In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty… who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.



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Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 1st Changes

Just a reminder that today is August 1st and Less Than Three Press has closed their doors. All my books though them have been taken off 3rd party websites and I will be getting them back up as quick as I can. 

The books affected are:

The Sumeria's Sons series: Twin Flames, Songs of the Earth, Dreams of the Forgotten, Surrounded by Crimson, Dragon's Eye, and Releasing Chaos as well as the interludes, A Child's Wish, Starting Fires, and A New Beginning

The Valespian Pact Series: Alpha Trine and Striker

The I.O.N. series: Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger, Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword

The Aurora Conspiracy
Death Mask

*The audiobooks are not affected.


Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

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

I have missed posting for the last two Saturday Reading Radar. Sorry about that. Lots of things going on with the closing of my publisher and such. 

I kept today's list short and simple. :D

Title: Nothing Gained  
Series: The Chosen One, 4
Author: Macy Blake
Length: 254 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Poly / Gay / #read

Notes: Another great addition to the series. Sawyer finally gains his last two guardians and along with it, revelations that aren't comfortable. I really look forward to the next book. If it's the last one for Sawyer's group, I will be really sad.

Blurb: Sawyer Smith’s life is a hot mess.
Hot, because he’s found six of his eight mates. To say things are heating up between them is putting it mildly.

A mess, because he’s the Chosen One, the son of a goddess with no powers of his own, tasked with fixing the broken magic in his world... and he has no clue how to do it.

With every new layer of mystery that's revealed, Sawyer's doubts about his abilities get stronger. To complicate matters, Sawyer is growing weaker by the day. Meanwhile, his newest guardian, the one he’s calling Yellow Eyes, refuses to reveal himself.

With time running out, Sawyer's desperate enough to make a daring move -- one that's potentially deadly for him and his mates. Because at the end of the day, if there’s nothing ventured… there’s Nothing Gained.


Title: Stand in Place  
Series: 
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 311 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay / #TBR

Notes: 

Blurb: One summer won’t be enough….
Kaenon Geary was done fighting the small minds in his sleepy Texas town when he made his escape and never looked back. But now, for the first time in more than a decade, he’s returned to Braxton to spend the summer with his beloved grandmother—her final summer—and no longer recognizes the home he’d left behind all those years ago.

Everything has changed.

Everything but the man he’s never stopped wanting.

Brody Scott was the local football hero who became a gridiron champ, but he retired from the fast lane to forge a new life as the Chief Constable of Braxton. He longs to put down roots in the community he is now sworn to protect. Though he’s not at all sure he can protect his heart from the quiet, earnest boy he once knew. The boy who has come back a man.
Starting something would be a mistake. Kaenon plans to fly away at summer’s end, but his love is something Brody desperately wants to have…and to keep. Their days together are numbered. Unless some simple hometown magic can make all the right things bloom and show them the true definition of love.


Title: The Heir's Vampire Guardian
Series: Planet Xenos, 1
Author: Ezra Dawn
Length: 132 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Sci-Fi / Gay / #WishList

Notes: This sounds fun.

Blurb: (This is a paranormal short story and the start of a new series. The first part of this story appeared on Stormy Glenn’s ManLove Fantasies Blog of Summer 2019.) 

Vraylar is a dragon shifter of royal blood, who calls Xenos his home. Xenos is a planet light years away from Earth whose inhabitants are shifters of all types. Xenos is usually a peaceful planet, but in an effort to seize the throne, a war has been waged. When an assassination attempt is made on Vraylar and the unborn child of the now deceased King and Queen, Vraylar makes a decision to send the child away, in the hopes that it will be protected until the war is over and it’s safe to return.

Vladislav Dracula, Slava to his friends, is the first vampire ever created and the current lord of the North American covens. Being centuries old, makes him a force to be reckoned with as he gains a new power as each century passes. When Slava wakes up in an alley with a briefcase cuffed to his wrist and no recollection of how it got there, he has to work at getting his memories to return, because without them, he has no idea what to do with the case or its contents. And not knowing can be a dangerous thing.

Vraylar has to end the war before the case protecting the heir opens. If he doesn’t, the enemy will stop at nothing to end the child’s life. With Slava’s memory on the fritz, he’ll be a sitting duck if Vraylar fails. Meeting your mate in the middle of a war is not how either thought things would go, but if they’re to stop what’s coming, they’ll have to work together to protect innocent lives.

(Warning: Contains sexual content, Mpreg elements, and explicit language. Not recommended for those under the age of 18.)


Title: An Orc at College: A Contemporary Sword and Sorcery Harem Fantasy 
Series: An Orc at College, 1 
Author: Liam Lawson
Length: 173 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Bisexual / #WishList

Notes: This sounds like it will be fun and I have a soft spot for Orcs. :D

Blurb: Magic and Mayhem? Check.
Smoking Hot College Girls? Check. 
Enchanted Sunglasses that turn your life into a Dating Sim? Check.

Trorm Coldstorm is a foreign exchange student come to study magic at the arcane academy. Thing is, he's an orc.

Trorm finds himself facing a slew of stereotypes and misconceptions about who, and what, he is. Everyone he meets expects him to be a dumb savage who's just there to play football. But Trorm is not dumb. He's a skilled wizard in his own right, and when he finds himself embroiled in a dark plot by sinister cultists, he'll show everyone just how intelligent and savage he truly is.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Rainbow Awards: Honorable Mention


This year I entered Sunder and Caledonia Destiny into the Rainbow awards. Category winners will not be announced until December but the Honorable Mentions are being listed at the FB event (one or two every couple of days are going up). You can see the list Here.

I was surprised Caledonia Destiny received an honorable mention, (I hoped, I always hoped that someone would like the story) which just made my day.

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: 
Caledonia Destiny by Lexi Ander: 

Caledonia Destiny hooked me from page one. I did have an inkling of how things would transpire, but the author twisted the end in such a unique way, I was still surprised at the resolution. The setting was very well balanced, enough description to ground the reader without going overboard. There were a few places where character remarks clouded the setting, but they were few and my mind readily dismissed them. The characters’ depth and growth was masterfully handled. The emotions and reactions felt real, when a book brings me to tears, the loss of Roi, I know I’ve connected to well developed characters. The style is probably my favorite part of the book. I’ve read others that use period spelling, but only in speech. The choice to do so, to research not only changes in spelling but in terminology, was what truly pulled me into Ewen and Roi’s world. The writing style immersed me in this world, compelled me to remain. In summary, this was an excellently composed story, one that draws a reader in so completely that they must blink to remember where they really are.


Monday, July 22, 2019

News Bites and Changes

The last two Saturdays I neglected to do the Reading Radar. That hasn't happened in... years, I think.

A lot has been going on. If you haven't heard, my publisher, LT3 Press, is shutting down. You can see the announcement here. So I've been a bit preoccupied. 

I will be working to get my books back out on the market as soon as I can. One or two I will be holding onto for a round of edits before it goes back up. I'll be reviewing them in my downtime. I can think of one that I will be holding onto so that I can add more content at the end of the book, but most will go back up after a review. 

With these changes, I will be postponing contracting Dreams of the Forgotten (Sumeria's Sons, 3) for audio. This will be put on the back burner until probably the end of the year.

In the meantime, my main project will be finishing writing Constant (The Valespian Pact, 3). I'm at the last part with 5-7 chapters to go, and I need to stay focused. I will feel so much better once it is completed. The editing will take forever because it is a BEAST of a book, but it will be off my writing table and freeing me up for other things. 

If you have any questions, don't be shy. I will answer them to the best of my ability. See you next Saturday. I will have a Reading Radar for you.

All My Best,
Lexi

Saturday, July 6, 2019

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

Well, my vacation is almost over. Both sad and happy. Sad because wow, I'm so relaxed I'm bored. LOL! And happy because I think I have the outline for the last seven chapters of Constant fixed... not that it will stay all nice and neat once I get to writing and follow where the characters lead. 

In the meantime, I have joined a reading challenge. The topic is poly romance, which if you have followed me for a while, know that it is one of my favorite topics to read. Here is the selection offered and I'm going to try and read all of them. Well, there are a couple on the list that I have read already, but I'm going to add them here anyway just in case someone else would be interested. 



Title: Five-Sided Heart
Series: 
Author: Max MacGowan
Length: 246 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 16, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / M/M/M/M/M

Notes: 

Blurb: Noah Trevelyan has lost his moorings. Disowned over his sexuality as a teenager, he hasn’t been back to his home on the Outer Banks since his fisherman father kicked him out. But when he returns for the Old Man’s funeral, he discovers his father left him the house and boat in his will. Noah must choose whether to stay or go, but he won’t be alone. There’s Ian, working to overcome the emotional scars left by a domineering ex-boyfriend, and Ty, a cheerful housekeeper who’s struggling to take care of his Alzheimer’s-stricken aunt. There’s Joshua too, running from the destruction of his old life, and Gabriel, who was once beaten and left for dead, and doesn’t know how to survive on his own.

Will they find in each other the strength and courage to keep living—and learn, together, how to love again? A polyamorous relationship is the last thing any of them expected to find in the Outer Banks, but it might be what they need most, and it might even be their redemption—if they can keep their group from breaking apart under the pressure.



Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 
Series: (Wayfarers Book 1)
Author: Becky Chambers, 
Length: 423 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (August 18, 2015)

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action & Adventure / All the Queer

Notes: I bought the first three books in this series at B&N and then forgot about them. This is now on audio as well.

Blurb: Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.



Title: Flash Me
Series: (Heathens Ink Book 6)
Author: K.M. Neuhold
Length: 420 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Trans / M/M/M  (KU Option)

Notes: 

Blurb: Love is multiplied, never divided 

I was kicked out at sixteen for being transgender, but it turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to me. At twenty-one, I have a fantastic new family made up of my brother and a handful of wonderful friends, I own my own photography business, and I’m happier than I imagined possible. There’s just one thing missing… Okay, maybe two…

Wyatt and Owen couldn’t be more different, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting them both...needing them both.

***This is the sixth book in the Heathens Ink series. Each book in the series CAN be read as a stand-alone, but characters do re-occur so it’s more fun to read them all! This is a steamy M/M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA.



Title: Warriors & Healers
Series: 
Author: H.J. Brues
Length: 264 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 6, 2009)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / M/M/M

Notes: I have this somewhere. I remember starting it when it first released by I don't recall if I finished.

Blurb: When Dr. Daniel Ugarte arrives from Spain to work on the Apache reservation, he meets Jeff Redbear, a Native American social worker, and Sean McCallum, the local sheriff. The men come from three different worlds, and they have little to no common ground until an immediate, unexpected attraction sparks between them.

Facing the growing desire is just the beginning of the obstacles they will face: Daniel's past makes him blind to Jeff and Sean’s feelings for him and terrified of standing in the way of their love for each other; Sean has to fight his present worry of not being strong enough to protect the men he loves; and Jeff’s pride and fear of future rejection make him push Sean and Daniel away before they get too close to his heart.

But the strength of the love that blooms between them is the worst of their fears, because it will take as much courage to run from it and go on living empty, meaningless lives as it will to fight for the happiness they might never reach together.



Title: Playing by the Rules 
Series: 
Author: J. Hepburn
Length: 121 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (April 29, 2015)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Poly / F/F/F

Notes: I read this when it first came out and I believe it was one of my top reads for that year. 

Blurb: Life aboard a luxury yacht, travelling deep inside safe space, isn't supposed to be exciting, and it's one of the main reasons Tori works on board as a beautician and cocktail waitress. Her growing friendship with Annick, another beautician, is a pleasant bonus.

Then the ship is attacked by pirates, the very last thing she needs, but it soon becomes apparent that if they stand any chance of surviving she will have to dredge up the past she's tried so hard to leave behind.

But even Tori's unique history can't help her sort out what to do when she's caught between the friend she's falling in love with and the pirate captain she's seducing...



Title: A Rational Arrangement
Series: (Arranging Paradise Book 1)
Author: L. Rowyn
Length: 664 pages
Publisher: Delight in Books; 1 edition (June 23, 2015)

Genre: Romance / Historical / Poly / M/M/F

Notes: 

Blurb: “But these are vital aspects of marriage. If one cannot discuss them, what's the use in meeting at all? It's like trying to decide what you'll have for dinner without mentioning food."

Wisteria Vasilver does wish to marry. Truly. But though she lives in Paradise, arranging a match is full of traps and pitfalls for the unwary ... or perhaps just for her.

Nikola Striker, Lord of Fireholt, expects he'll wed -- someday. But not now, and never to a rich icicle of a woman like Miss Vasilver. No matter how much his parents might want the match, or his house might need her dowry. Besides, he has his own problems -- most of them people who need his help as a mind-healer.

Lord Justin Comfrey, Viscount of Comfrey, would be more than happy to help Striker with his financial troubles, and not just to ensure that Miss Vasilver's dowry doesn't tempt Striker into marriage. If only he could find some way to make his proud, stubborn friend accept the money!

Can three people of such different temperaments ever find their way to a more perfect Paradise?


Title: Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet
Series: (Pykh Book 1)
Author: Eileen Glass
Length: 199 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Romantic Elements / Sci-Fi / Abduction and Escape / Poly / M/M/M (KU Option)

Notes: Read this and loved it. The second book in the series was even better. It can also be found on audio.

Blurb: How does a bad day get worse, you ask?

Well…


How about being squished between two huge, naked dudes with their meaty schlongs hanging out and everything?

It's all a matter of opinion, but Carter's day is going pretty badly. He's an engineer captured by bug aliens, now depending on his large, muscled, naked cage mates for food and warmth. They seem sentient, so that's good. But they're also handsy. Which is… complicated.

The military isn't looking for him. Slaves taken by the bug race never come back. Yet, Carter is very much alive, and if he wants to stay that way, he'll need to trust Pykh and Siel, two affectionate aliens with claws, teeth, and size.


Title: Strange Grace
Series: 
Author: Tessa Gratton
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 18, 2018)

Genre: Young Adult / Mystery / Dark Fantasy / Poly / M/F/NB

Notes: The audiobook is only a couple dollars more than the ebook

Blurb: Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.

Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.

Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.



Title: Sing for the Coming of the Longest Night 
Series: 
Author(s): Katherine Fabian & Iona Datt Sharma
Length: 105 pages
Publisher:

Genre: Holiday / Contemporary Fantasy / Poly / F/M/NB

Notes: 

Blurb: The world you know is underneath the substance of another, with cracks in the firmament that let the light of its magic in…

Layla and Nat have nothing in common but their boyfriend – enigmatic, brilliant Meraud – and their deep mutual dislike. But when Meraud disappears after an ambitious magical experiment goes wrong, they may be the only ones who can follow the trail of cryptic clues that will bring him safely home.

To return Meraud to this world, the two of them will confront every obstacle: the magic of the wild unknowable, a friendly vicar who's only concerned for their spiritual wellbeing, and even the Thames Water helpline. All of which would be doable, if only they didn’t have to do it together.

But the winter solstice is fast approaching – and once the year turns, Meraud will be lost forever. In this joyously queer novella, Nat and Layla must find a way to overcome their differences before it’s too late.

~

"I loved this unusual novella -- contemporary fantasy set in a London illuminated by the light of another world. Elegant, tender and funny, it's a perfect book to curl up with on a winter's night, along with your favourite seasonal accessories (mug of hot drink, festive jumper, pet cat or loved one, etc)." - Zen Cho



Title: Chameleon Moon
Series: 
Author: RoAnna Sylver
Length: 439 pages
Publisher: RoAnna Sylver; 2 edition (October 11, 2016)

Genre: Science Fiction / Super Heroes / Trans / Poly / F/F/F (Lead trans character)

Notes: 

Blurb: The city of Parole is burning. Like Venice slips into the sea, Parole crumbles into fire. 

The entire population inside has been quarantined, cut off from the rest of the world, and left to die - directly over the open flame. Eye in the Sky, a deadly and merciless police force ensures no one escapes. Ever. All that’s keeping Parole alive is faith in the midst of horrors and death, trust in the face of desperation… and their fantastic, terrifying, and beautiful superhuman abilities.

Regan, silent, scaly stealth expert, is haunted by ten years of anxiety, trauma and terror, and he’s finally reached his limit. His ability to disappear into thin air isn’t enough: he needs an escape, and he’ll do anything for a chance. Unluckily for him, Hans, a ghostly boy with a chilling smile, knows just the thing to get one. It starts with a little murder.

But instead of ending a man’s life, Regan starts a new one of his own. He turns away from that twisted path, and runs into Evelyn, fearless force on stage and sonic-superheroic revolutionary on the streets. Now Regan has a choice - and a chance to not only escape from Parole, but unravel the mystery deep in its burning heart. And most of all, discover the truth about their own entwining pasts.

They join forces with Evelyn’s family: the virtuosic but volatile Danae, who breathes life into machines, and her wife Rose, whose compassionate nature and power over healing vines and defensive thorns will both be vital to survive this nightmare. Then there’s Zilch, a cool and level-headed person made of other dead people, and Finn, one of Parole’s few remaining taxi drivers, who causes explosions whenever he feels anything but happy.

Separately they’d never survive, much less uncover the secret of Parole’s eternally-burning fire. Together, they have a chance. Unfortunately, Hans isn’t above playing dirty, lying, cheating, manipulating… and holding Regan’s memories hostage until he gets his way.

Parole’s a rough place to live. But they’re not dead yet. If they can survive the imminent cataclysmic disaster, they might just stay that way…


Title: Call of Arcardia
Series: (Eternal Queen's Skies Book 1)
Author: Annathesa Nikola Darksbane
Length: 
Publisher:

Genre: Romance / Gaslight & Steam Punk/ Magic / Poly / F/F/F (Harem-ish) (KU Option)

Notes: 

Blurb: The Knight won’t die. The Lady won’t give up. And the Pirate won’t behave.

Jonelise gave all she had when her people needed her most...and lost. Years later, she finds herself lost in a strange world, burdened with an impossible task...though she can’t remember what it is.
A gnawing hunger drives her. Amnesia haunts her. And the friends she makes cannot truly be trusted.

A simple tavern girl, a lady of noble birth, and an incorrigible pirate cross her path, but even with a cast of unlikely, powerful allies—and lovers—at her side, victory seems as nebulous as the ever-present steam that shrouds these floating realms in endless clouds of white.

In a world of steam and steel, spirits and superstition, where magic and leadership are one and the same, a woman who should be dead must snatch freedom from the grasp of the most powerful tyrant to ever exist, and the man who will destroy everything at her whim.
But is making the same sacrifice again enough to save a people in need, and fill the void that threatens to consume her?

After all, Jonelise is just one girl.

One girl who may be her people’s last and only hope.


Title: Bone Rider
Series: 
Author: J. Fally 
Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (October 27, 2013)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Poly / M/M/M

Notes: Confession: I started this one and didn't finish. No particular reason. I'm going to give it another go.

Blurb: Riley Cooper is on the run. Misha Tokarev, the love of his life, turned out to be an assassin for the Russian mob, and when it comes to character flaws, Riley draws the line at premeditated murder. Alien armor system McClane is also on the run, for reasons that include accidentally crashing a space ship into Earth and evading U.S. military custody. A failed prototype, McClane was scheduled for destruction. Sabotaging the ship put an end to that, but McClane is dubbed a bone rider for good reason—he can’t live without a host body. That’s why he first stows away in Riley's truck and then in Riley himself. Their reluctant partnership soon evolves into something much more powerful—and personal—than either of them could have imagined. 

Together, they embark on a road trip from hell, made all the more exciting by the government troops and mob enforcers hot on their trail. Misha is determined to win Riley back and willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. When hitman and alien join forces, they discover their impressive combined potential for death and destruction. It will take everything Riley has to steer them through the mess they create.



Title: Ascension 
Series: A Tangled Axon Novel
Author: Jacqueline Koyanagi
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Prime Books (July 22, 2013)

Genre: Sci-Fi / Poly / F/F/F

Notes: I had this one already but haven't read it. I remember it being recommended to me a while ago. :-P

Blurb: Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he's a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego . . . and Alana can't keep her eyes off her. But there's little time for romance: Nova's in danger and someone will do anything—even destroying planets—to get their hands on her!


Title: Failure to Communicate 
Series: (Xandri Corelel Book 1)
Author: Kaia Sonderby
Length: 395 pages
Publisher: Going To Mars (February 14, 2017)

Genre: Romance / First Contact / Space Opera / Poly / F/F/M

Notes: 

Blurb: As one of the only remaining autistics in the universe, Xandri Corelel has faced a lot of hardship, and she's earned her place as the head of Xeno-Liaisons aboard the first contact ship Carpathia. But her skill at negotiating with alien species is about to be put to the ultimate test.

The Anmerilli, a notoriously reticent and xenophobic people, have invented a powerful weapon that will irrevocably change the face of space combat. Now the Starsystems Alliance has called in Xandri and the crew of the Carpathia to mediate. The Alliance won't risk the weapon falling into enemy hands, and if Xandri can't bring the Anmerilli into the fold, the consequences will be dire.

Amidst sabotage, assassination attempts, and rampant cronyism, Xandri struggles to convince the doubtful and ornery Anmerilli. Worse, she's beginning to suspect that not everyone on her side is really working to make the alliance a success. As tensions rise and tempers threaten to boil over, Xandri must focus all her energy into understanding the one species that has always been beyond her: her own.



Title: Behind these Doors 
Series: Radical Proposals Book 1
Author: Jude Lucens
Length: 393 pages
Publisher: Greenwose Books (June 22, 2018)

Genre: Romance / Edwardian Historical / Poly / Bisexual / M/M, M/F, M/M/F (KU Option)

Notes: 

Blurb: Lucien Saxby is a journalist, writing for the society pages. The Honourable Aubrey Fanshawe, second son of an earl, is Society. They have nothing in common, until a casual encounter leads to a crisis.

Aubrey isn’t looking for love. He already has it, in his long-term clandestine relationship with Lord and Lady Hernedale. And Lucien is the last man Aubrey should want. He’s a commoner, raised in service, socially unacceptable. Worse, he writes for a disreputable, gossip-hungry newspaper. Aubrey can’t afford to trust him when arrest and disgrace are just a breath away.

Lucien doesn’t trust nobs. Painful experience has taught him that working people simply don’t count to them. Years ago, he turned his back on a life of luxury so his future wouldn’t depend on an aristocrat’s whim. Now, thanks to Aubrey, he’s becoming entangled in the risky affairs of the upper classes, antagonising people who could destroy him with a word.

Aubrey and Lucien have too much to hide—and too much between them to ignore. Rejecting the strict rules and closed doors of Edwardian society might lead them both to ruin… but happiness and integrity alike demand it.



Title: Everfair 
Series: 
Author: Nisi Shawl
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (September 6, 2016)

Genre: Alternate History / Neo-Victoria / Poly / F/F/F

Notes: 

Blurb:

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

Nisi Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Non-Fiction reads for the heck of it:
  • Love’s Not Color Blind by Kevin Patterson
  • More than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux, Janet Hardy, Tatiana Gill, and Eve Rickert
  • The Ethical Slut by Janet W Hardy
  • A Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory by Dedeker Winston
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