Friday, September 24, 2021

What is on the Reading Radar?

What is going on this week? It was a quick one for me since I took time off for my birthday. Trying to gage when I can put of the preorder for Cherish and writing on my new project, Curse Breakers.

Series: Simply Crafty Paranormal Mystery, 3
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 328 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Mystery / Gay

Notes: This is one of my favorite series!

Blurb: His brother vanished into the shadows. Taken or possessed?

Alex can see ghosts and demons. It’s not a gift he asked for, but recent events have made his abilities impossible to deny. When his brother Lukas goes missing, walking off camera in the middle of a ghost hunting video, Alex fears the worst.

As Alex searches for Lukas, a long list of secrets, lies, and omissions come to light. Including Lukas’s recent departure from the police force and the death of a fellow cop.

Alex has to face what he can see, the ghosts, and maybe even a demon or two, if he wants his brother back. But he’s afraid once he lets the shadows in, they may take over and never leave.

Note: This dynamic duo of craft and cosplay nerds are sometimes haunted by ghost cats, kids, and other bumps in the night while trying to solve the mystery of whether or not they are crazy or stalked by a real killer.


Series: 
Author: Samantha Kroese
Length: 173 Pages

Genre: Dark Fantasy / Horror / Romantic Elements / LGBTQ / 

Notes: This does come with the warning of violence, gore, and blood. 

Blurb: Bound by Song. Cursed by Fate.

Ruyne, leader of the Dusksinger bards, travels with his band from town to town, thrilling crowds with inspiring music born from ancient magic. He leads a charmed life with his brother, and two life-long best friends.

Disaster strikes when Ruyne ignores a cryptic message from a loved one. The band's idyllic peace is shattered by a monster from the past, and the horrifying truth behind their magic is revealed, leaving their lives in tatters and the hearts of the four men forever scarred. Scattered and broken, can they harmonize their Song in time to prevent a tragedy of apocalyptic proportions?

Cursed Song is a Dark Fantasy/Horror novel. It features adult horror elements (Violence, blood, gore, etc). It has LGBTQ main POV characters and has steamy content.

Series: Sweet Pea, 1
Author: Kathryn Moon
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / UF / Biker / Witch /

Notes: 

Blurb: A Kitchen Witch with a bite, a King of Hell on a mission, and a candy coated town hiding bitter secrets.

Josie Benoit, gourmet patissier and kitchen witch, may not be a Sweet Pea native but she's made the small town her home and she intends on keeping it that way. When trouble rolls into town on the seats of shining motorcycles, and the safety of her home and her own reputation are put at risk, Josie bands together with her coven to protect her world from a dark influence.

If only that dark influence wasn't so deliciously handsome.

King Beleth is not a demon to be trifled with.
Leader of the Hell’s Bells MC and one of the great warlords of the Bowels, Beleth takes pride in his work and has the patience of a… man who knows what is best is worth waiting for. Known as Bell—to his friends, which you are not—he’s come to Sweet Pea to dismantle the core of good at the heart of the little town. But upon arrival he discovers three things that might just get in the way of his work:
Sweet Pea is more disgustingly adorable than they were warned.
The town has a coven of witches protecting it.
He’s developing a sweet tooth.


Series: The Diabolus Chronicles
Author: DK Girl
Length: 276 p

Genre: Slow Burn Romance / Gaslight Fantasy / Gay / 

Notes: There is a tag for violence.

Blurb: 1885 London, England

Silas Mercer died once. He’d rather not do it again.

On his return to the world of the living, Silas finds himself in the hands of the mysterious Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The Order has London society clamouring for their services, with tarot readings, seances and exorcisms among their arcane specialities.

Now they seem intent on making Silas their newest recruit.
But they want far more from him than cheap parlour tricks.
When the Order partners him with the scandalous rake, Tobias Astaroth, Silas's new life is turned on its head in more ways than one.

Tobias is quick-tempered, dangerously charming, and far more than the man he seems.

For Silas, surviving the Order and its plans for him will be difficult.
Surviving Tobias unscathed could well prove impossible.



Title: Breaker
Series: Tales of an Outlaw Mage, 1
Author: Amy Campbell
Length: 452 pages

Genre: Western Sci-Fi / Historical Fantasy / LGBTQ+

Notes: 

Blurb: Break or be broken.

Blaise Hawthorne fears all he’ll ever be is an unwanted outcast, stuck living at home with his parents for the rest of his days. Born a Breaker, his unbridled magic wreaks havoc with a touch. When enemy soldiers storm his town hunting for spellcasters, he escapes and flees the only life he’s ever known.

Chance encounters with a pegasus and a surly gunslinger set Blaise on the path to a new life where he’s accepted for who he is. But even an outlaw mage can’t outrun the past, and his returns with a vengeance. When his chosen family is threatened, can Blaise find the grit to harness his volatile magic into a saving grace, or will his most dangerous challenge be his last?

This gritty, uplifting fantasy is the first book in the Tales of the Outlaw Mages series, set in an Old West-inspired world. If you enjoy found family, LGBTQ+ representation, baked goods, and a whole lot of heart then look no further. Break away from the beaten fantasy path with Breaker today.


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Birthday Day Weekend 0.99 cent Sale!

Happy Birthday to Me!


For this weekend I'm doing something special for my birthday weekend! Various books are going to be on sale at different times and different places. (Except the Valespian Pact! I'm saving that sale for the release of Cherish which is coming in October!)

Caledonia Destiny and Sunder are on sale for $0.99 at Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, iBooks. 

All the books in the Sumeria's Sons series will be $0.99 for 48 hours at Amazon only from starting September 18th!


Sunder:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/996631
B&N & Kobo: https://books2read.com/u/brop1W

Caledonia Destiny:
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/996628
B&N & Kobo: https://books2read.com/u/mVBaVM

Sumeria's Sons:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Twin-Flames.../dp/B08JN3H3MX/


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Friday, September 10, 2021

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

What's going on? Well, Cherish is back with the editor and I'm working on my next project. I've been having a tough time relaxing, so I feel like I've been as erratic as one of the squirrels in my backyard. Up and down. Up and down. 

Series: (Quest Investigations Book 1)
Author: E.J. Russell
Length: 202 pages

Genre: Mystery / Slow Burn Romance / Paranormal / Gay / 

Notes: This hit the spot for me. A bit of mystery, a bit of action, and the complications of a human in the know. I have read other books in Russell's word here and there. Definitely not all of them or in order. You don't have to read any of those books to understand or follow along in this one.

Blurb: Something’s definitely fishy about this case…

On my last stakeout for Quest Investigations, I nearly got clotheslined by a grove of angry dryads. I expected my bosses to reprimand me, but instead they handed me my first solo assignment. Me! Matt Steinitz, the only human on the Quest roster!

Okay, so the mission isn’t exactly demanding. Obviously, the bosses wanted to give me something they think I can’t screw up. I’m determined to show them what I can do, however, so I dive right in with no complaints.

At first glance, it looks as simple as baiting a hook: A selkie’s almost-ex-husband is vandalizing his boat with unwanted deliveries of deceased sea life. All I have to do is document the scene, tell the ex to cease and desist, and present the bill for property damages. Boom. Mission accomplished, another Quest success, and as a bonus, I get to keep my job.

But then things get…complicated. Suspicious undercurrents muddy up my oh-so-easy case. Nothing is as clear as it should be. And the biggest complication? My inappropriate attraction to the client, who may not be as blameless as he claims.

Turns out those dead herrings aren’t the only things that stink about this situation.

Dammit.



Five Dead Herrings is the first in the Quest Investigations M/M paranormal mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance.

Series: (Arcane Hearts Book 1)
Author: Nazri Noor
Length: 252 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: I've been waiting for this one.

Blurb: What do you do when you can’t cast spells? You make your own magic.

Jackson Pryde was never great at wielding magic. Instead, he works as an artificer, crafting enchanted devices in the Black Market, a shadowy bazaar of wonders. But Xander Wright, the mouthy, pretentious mage next door, hates all the hammering in Jackson’s workshop.

When a chance assignment forces them to team up, they discover a terrifying predicament. Something is driving members of the magical community into murderous rages. Jackson and Xander must combine might and magic to find the source of the Fever and stop it. Can they put aside their differences long enough to end the Fever, or will they succumb to its bloodthirsty curse?

A Touch of Fever is a 70,000-word M/M urban fantasy romance with a HFN ending. Join a fast-talking artificer and a snarky sorcerer, best friends turned bitter enemies, as they navigate an adventure filled with strange flora, mythical fauna, and magical murders. If you like your urban fantasy with humor, horror, and a whole lot of heart, you’ve come to the right place. Experience A Touch of Fever today.


Series: I.S.S. 2
Author: M. Sinclair
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal /RH

Notes: Woops. I got excited because I thought it released the 9th. Imagine my confusion when I checked my pre-orders and nada. It's the 9th of October. :(

Blurb: 


Series: (The Griffin Sanctuary Series Book 1)
Author: Arizona Tape
Length: 159 pages

Genre: Modern Fantasy / Romance / Paranormal / Lesbian / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Charlotte knew her first day at Griffin Sanctuary wasn't going to boring, but when a unicorn without a horn arrives, she realises just how hard it is to look after endangered mythical creatures.-

The Unicorn Herd is book one in the modern fantasy Griffin Sanctuary series. It is packed full of adventure, mythical creatures, and an f/f romantic sub-plot.


Series: (A Kitsune Chronicles Story Book 1)
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 368 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: So I read this a while back and bought the series as it released but didn't stay caught up. I also bought the audio so I reread as a refresher. Great story. It reminds me of a mashup of evil fae lore (except Robin) and a horror gothic take on out of control/rabid werewolves along with things that reminded me of Brigg's Moon Called and Alpha & Omega.

Blurb: Fate has given them an ultimatum: bond or die.

A fox raised among wolves, Sebastian has spent his life fighting to survive. His skills with magic, his quick wit and instincts, all keep him on the move until fate leads him to Liam.

Alpha werewolf, Liam, is everything Sebastian has spent his entire life avoiding. But there’s a magic between them, a spark of something beyond a fox or a wolf; an awakening energy. But when Seb’s past catches up, a darkness arises none of them know how to fight.

Can the two of them find a way to work together to defeat rogue wolves, fae monsters, and a couple of demons bent on destruction?

Warning: Mentions of past partner abuse, blood, and violence.
Updated to add short Epilogue about Nicky. Please update your file if you don't have the epilogue yet.

Series: (The Harmatia Cycle Book 1)
Author: M.E. Vaughan
Length: 750 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Notes: This is one of the books I chose to read for a group read. My eye is twitching at the page count. I have a couple of week to read it.... LOL 

Blurb: The Prince Jionathan is plagued by visions of death. With the King on his death-bed, and the tyrannical Queen in power, the Kingdom of Harmatia lies in peril.Fleeing the city in fear of his life, Jionathan is shadowed by Rufus Merle, a young, secretive Magi tasked with bringing him home.
Now, with the help of a fearsome Sidhe warrior named Fae, they must traverse a dangerous faerie-wood together.

Against bandits, faeries and cursed priestesses, these unlikely friends travel a path fraught with danger, not least from the blood-thirsty Night Patrol and the dark conspiracy that shrouds them.

Book One in the Epic Fantasy series The Harmatia Cycle

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Friday, September 3, 2021

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

Hello September! August was there and gone like a time thief sneaking off in the middle of the night. LOL! After putting this post together, I realize that most of the stories are about vampires. 😈

Series: 
Author(s): Meghan Maslow
Length: 250 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fairy Tales / Gay

Notes: This sounds like it would be a fun romp. I picked up the audio

Blurb: Can a sexy demon really spin straw into gold?

Poe Dupin, raven shifter and thief extraordinaire, is in trouble with a capital ‘T.’ Not only did he get his wing caught in the cookie jar during his latest heist, but his loser stepdad, the alpha, seems determined to run their roost into the ground. And Baltimore is many things, but forgiving is not on the list.

When his stepdad puts the roost in peril, Poe sees no choice but to bargain with Charm City’s only demon, Tommy Tittoti. Rumors are that Tommy eats the souls of those foolish enough to try. Three strikes and you’re out. But really, Poe wasn’t using his soul anyway. And if it saves his roost? Worth it.

Tommy isn’t what Poe expects. Demon—huge, horned, hairy, and scary, right? Nope. Blond, gorgeous, with a bubble butt, and a lilting drawl that beckons Poe to come play. Total hookup-app fantasy material. Even if he is a murder twink.

Poe’s no angel, but Tommy . . . well he’s more devil than demon. Yet, Poe just can’t seem to keep his feathers out of the fire. As one bargain turns into two, and then a third tragedy strikes the ravens, Poe finds himself falling for a guy who may very literally be the death of him. Or maybe the flames will burn them both.

The Demon’s in the Details is a fast-paced, roller coaster of a romance with a guaranteed HEA and lots of steam. Shenanigans include: a gold object that is definitely not a ring, a best friend who’s trigger-happy, and a demon who’s got a few surprises up his, uh, sleeve.


Series: 
Author(s): Ben Anderson
Length: 302 pages 

Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Romantic Elements / Fairy Tale / Gay

Notes: This dropped on the 4th.

Blurb: Jak’s life has only one meaning; break the curse or die trying. Marius’s life has no meaning; not since he was cursed into the twisted, blood thirsty creature of night.

For years the witches have waited for their salvation, a way to return the magic that was sacrificed when the curse was first cast. Jak, a boy born with power that the witches have not seen in a century, is their prophesied saviour. The one who is to kill the creature, break the curse and restore magic to his coven. Sent to the creature’s castle as the final Claim, Jak must get close enough to land the final blow. It is what he has trained all his life to accomplish. Not all is as it seems when Jak uncovers secrets and half-truths. The creature is not the haunting beast he had been brought up to hate. Emotions war as new feelings are uncovered. For what is more dangerous than hate? Lust.

Lord of Eternal Night is a complete, M/M *stand-alone novel*, inspired by Beauty and the Beast… with added bite.


Series: 
Author(s): Lyn Gala
Length: 199 pages

Genre: Romance / Horror / Paranormal / Gay / 

Notes: Lyn said that even though there is a romance plot and HEA that this was a horror story and to expect violence and gore. Horror for me also means a bit spooky, so I'm ready to be weirded out. LOL

Blurb: Kilian Kildare is a soldier, fighting the witches and vampires who twist the gift of magic into something dark. However tragedy after tragedy have left him struggling—he's been turned into a vampire, ostracized, and left to grieve alone. An offer to join an elite Army unit should be the answer to prayers he no longer dares to say. Instead, the move brings new dangers, and new pain.

A demon has slipped its leash, killed its summoner, and now hides within a host. The only barrier between the demon and a world unprepared for its pure veil magic is the fragile flesh of a man Kilian had once cared for. The demon is seeking a way to either kill or corrupt Stephen to escape, and Kilian finds himself guarding a man he'd rather save. When Stephen and the Army end up on opposite sides, Kilian has to choose between them, a decision made nearly impossible because he's not sure which side is actually protecting the world, and which may bring about destruction.

Series: (Dark River Days Book 1)
Author(s): Grace McGinty
Length: 195 pages 

Genre: Fast Burn Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: I've been dithering over this one. I keep hearing how good it is.

Blurb: Welcome to Dark River. Population 0.

When Mika McKellen woke up in a stormwater drain while backpacking around Canada, she knew that her mother was right. If you made bad choices, you would end up dead in a ditch. But when she stumbled into Dark River, even her mother could never have dreamed up the residents of this small town in the middle of nowhere, Alberta.

Oh, it had all the usual suspects. Quirky diner owners, untrustworthy outcasts and a Sheriff so hot he’d make any red-blooded woman with a heartbeat beg to be in cuffs in the back of his patrol vehicle. No, the really unusual thing about Dark River was that it was entirely populated by the Undead. Vampires to be specific. And so was Mika.

As Mika adjusts to the life of a Vampire, a dark presence stalks her from the shadows. One of the residents of Dark River was her maker and her murderer.

And they were determined to ensure that Mika never rested in peace.

This is a reverse harem romance with a high heat factor.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

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

This is what happens when I get cocky. See the paragraph below in parenthesis? That was the intro to last Saturday's Reading Radar that I never finished. Yep. That is all the further I got when creating the post the Thursday before. Complete forgot about it then Friday buzzed by, and I was half way through Saturday when I realized I had scheduled nothing. I'm going to have to start working on this post at the beginning of the week instead of leaving it for the end.

I have been more forgetful than usual the last couple of months. I chalk that up to all the editing. I get really focused on it and time flies, just not in a fun way since--> I'm editing. Plus, I'm doing all things prep for a new release. Looking for intriguing quotes and making memes. Wondering if I should finally branch out to Instagram, Tiktok, or perhaps post more on Twitter. I can talk about what I'm reading or want to read all day long into infinity. But to promote my own stuff, I freeze. Do you know how hard it is to break a life long habit about not talking about yourself? I've been working on breaking that unhealthy, ingrained teaching... is it teaching? It's was something that was stressed while growing up so I'm going to say teaching. Anyway, still working on breaking that teaching and every year I swear it is going to be different! LOL! 

So back to what I was saying, with Cherish approaching completion, I've been preparing for it's release... once I release it from edits, but that is another blog post. Today, is about what I've been reading, want to read, or what I put on the wish list because I've already spent my book budget. 

(It's so weird that the week goes by so fast. I cannot believe that we are already on the last half of August. I'm chugging through Cherish's edits, making memes for it's upcoming release, and trying to make a list of blog topics. If I get enough topics, I'll schedule a blog tour. Reading has been a bit all over the place.)

Series: Simply Crafty Paranormal Mystery, 3
Author(s): Lissa Casey
Length: 

Genre: Romantic / Mystery / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal as in Spooky / Gay

Notes: This is one of my favorite series! It's not coming out until September 23rd, though. For some reason I thought I missed its release. But then, I woke up this morning thinking it was two days from now. LOL I can't wait for this book!

Blurb: His brother vanished into the shadows. Taken or possessed?

Alex can see ghosts and demons. It’s not a gift he asked for, but recent events have made his abilities impossible to deny. When his brother Lukas goes missing, walking off camera in the middle of a ghost hunting video, Alex fears the worst.

As Alex searches for Lukas, a long list of secrets, lies, and omissions come to light. Including Lukas’s recent departure from the police force and the death of a fellow cop.

Alex has to face what he can see, the ghosts, and maybe even a demon or two, if he wants his brother back. But he’s afraid once he lets the shadows in, they may take over and never leave.

Series: (Here Be Dragons Book 1)
Author(s): Louisa Masters
Length: 179 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: I love that Percy got his HEA. This is an adorable book, dragons are like puppies. 

Blurb: Note to self: You can’t teach an old dragon new tricks… he likes to invent his own.

After half a century of chaos, my retirement from leading the Community of Species Government has been bliss. No more hellhounds playing pranks. No more snippy demons demanding my attention. No more cajoling money from the wealthy to support the community. Just peace while I avoid my overbearing father and try to work out what my next steps will be.

Although… maybe three years of peace is enough. It might even be starting to get… boring. In fact, an adolescent dragon crash-landing on my landlord’s shed is just the kind of excitement I need—especially when he brings his species leader to my door.
Brandt. Wing leader of all dragons, suave, sexy, and… slightly unhinged. It doesn’t take much for him to convince me to give up my solitude and spend some time getting to know him. It’s hard to care about the future when I’ve got a dragon of my own to “play” with. Naked dragon rides for the win, right?

But Brandt’s the leader of his people, on call for them all the time, and I’ve left that part of my life behind me. Plus my father insists I should fulfil my duty to the family by getting a nine-to-five job and “marrying well.” That’s not what I want, but riding herd on a group of beings who fly, breathe fire, and could literally crush me beneath their feet would be a huge challenge, especially since Brandt’s kind of loose with rules.

It all comes down to how much I want my very own dragon ever after.

This exciting spin-off from the Hidden Species series kicks off with Percy's story.

Series: (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer Book 5)
Author(s): SJ Himes
Length: 294 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: Who hasn't been waiting for this book! It releases August 31st.

Blurb: Apprenticed to the infamous Necromancer of Boston while on the brink of death, Daniel Macavoy has seen a lot of upheaval in his life since that fateful day. Rescued from an abusive father and the monster he was once enslaved by, Daniel has struggled with the traumas that scarred his heart and mind.

Yet with the love and support of his found family, Daniel has become stronger than he ever imagined. A capable sorcerer, he's been entrusted with the ancestral home of the Salvatores, the legendary site of the Massacre that brought an end to the centuries-long Blood Wars between the Salvatores and the Macavoys. The huge Mansion is a testament to old-school magic, high sorcery, and comes with a history almost as impressive as the enigmatic fae warrior who calls the gardens home.

A member of the nearly extinct High Court Sidhe, Rory remembers when humans climbed down from trees and learned to stand upright. After eons spent hand in hand with his twin, Cian, Rory was struck down by a near-fatal sword blow; he slept for centuries only to be resurrected by the Necromancer of Boston. Once awakened, Rory lost his twin to a mortal prison, sentenced for heinous crimes committed in an effort to save Rory while he slept.

Once worshipped as a god, Rory Brennan is learning what it means to exist in a modern mortal world. Rory finds that for the very first time, true love has found its way into his immortal heart. Daniel and Rory grow closer, love springing to life in the narrowing space between them. But their nascent bond is threatened by strangers attempting to break into the Mansion, and by the ever-growing danger to Rory's twin Cian, locked in the depths of Blackguard Prison.

With the danger increasing from all sides, Daniel and Rory struggle to balance surviving with falling in love. A dragon with a growth spurt isn't helping matters, and his mentor's watchful eye makes things both more awkward and potentially lethal.

LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL is the fifth book in the bestselling Beacon Hill Sorcerer series and should not be read as a standalone. The content advisory can be found on the Copyright page, please download a sample of this book or use the Look Inside feature. 113,000 words.

Series: (A Magically Hellish Comedy (with a body count) Book 1)
Author(s): RJ Blain
Length: 

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Notes: This is a spinoff of my favorite series by Blain. I've been reading a chapter here and there. As expected there is circuitous conversation. It's going to be a trilogy.

Blurb: Step one: add some gasoline.
Step two: light a match.
Step three: watch the devil’s house burn.

As far as plans go, Sandra Moore rather likes hers. It’s simple. It gets the job done. It reduces the devil’s house to smoldering ruins. Life is good—at least for the year she has left of it, assuming the devil doesn’t kill her first.

Instead of the quick end and the retribution she deserves, Sandra gets the client from hell for the case of a lifetime, one that could forever change the war between the heavens and the devil’s many hells.


Series: Olympus Pride Series, Book 1
Author(s): Suzanne Wright
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / 

Notes: So. I have read a few books of Wright's Demon series, not in order because I'm moody. LOL! I was looking for something different and decide to give this a go even though I haven't read any of her other shifter series. This is a little on the dark side because the Pallus cat shifters have no mercy and if you cross them you die. There is not going to jail or anything. The love interest is a wolverine and I have to say that he is seriously bad@ss. After this book I read the next one and started the other two shifter series, though I did not read them in order. It has been a seriously long time since I've binged on a world. I'm not finished with the other series because, like I said, I'm moody, but now I have a couple of books waiting on me when I'm in this mood again. I would definitely recommend with a warning that some of them have more violence than others with the opposition dying, sometimes dying hard. 

Blurb: Cat shifter Bree Dwyer doesn't fear much. Ironically, what she fears most is the person who was put on the Earth just for her. Your true mate wasn't supposed to be cruel and twisted; wasn't supposed to be someone who'd never love or want to claim you. The rumors that her true mate is dead bring her only relief. Bree's intent on moving forward with her life and building a future with someone else. Sadly, the male she wants most is one she can never have - a hot-as-sin wolverine shifter who happens to be her boss...and the cousin of her predestined mate.

Aleksandr "Alex" Devereaux detests being bullshitted, but he's been lying to himself for years - pretending he thinks of Bree as extended family; that he doesn't want her so bad he aches with it; that he can't feel himself weakening against her pull. The night they spend together changes everything. He's done fighting himself on what he wants. Someone isn't happy about that. Possibly the same "someone" who's playing mind games with Bree, trying to scare her. They're succeeding, because too many leads point to the possibility that the culprit could be the one person that she's determined to believe is dead.

Friday, August 13, 2021

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

What have I been doing this week? Cherish's manuscript didn't stay with the proofreader for long. I've been going though the edits and doing a thorough reread. I imagine that I'll have a release date selected soon. :)

As for reading, this week I'm looking at recent releases that I have been waiting for. I haven't read them yet since I've been working on a couple of other projects, but they are on my TBR list and waiting for me. :D

Title: Shadowed
Series: Treasured Series, 2
Author(s): Cari Z.
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Urban Fantasy / Gay / 

Notes: 

Blurb: After a rocky start, Daniel Hart and Rhys Daveth are looking forward to putting the past behind them and spending a private, romantic Christmas together in Venice. Trouble follows their trail, however, and after only a few days together Rhys is drugged and kidnapped by agents of an espionage program that he fled from years ago. Daniel barely escapes being taken as well, and is found by another party interested in Rhys: fellow thieves who tracked him down once they realized he was being hunted.

Time is flying and Daniel will have to trust a new magic between him and Rhys, a connection he doesn’t understand, to try and find him before it's too late. The consequences might be dangerous, but if he doesn’t use his strange ability to find Rhys, the man he loves will be lost forever.

Title: Resist
Series: Captured Earth, 1
Author(s): TJ Nichols
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Action-Adventure / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: Capture is a soldier’s worst fear, but all his training couldn’t prepare Sergeant Josh Rayne for what it meant to be caught by the alien invaders, who have claimed the desert in Western Australia.

Josh believes he is the only man left alive from the teams sent out to spy on the aliens, but in the alien prison, he is reunited with his lover and fellow soldier Xavier Fisher. There is no time to celebrate though as Xavier is gravely injured and in need of medical care.

With the exfil date fast approaching, they have to escape before the ship leaves without them.

Book one in the Captured Earth trilogy. For readers who like action, explosions, and don’t mind a little gore with their gay romance.

Title: Captured
Series: (Star Marked Warriors Book 1)
Author(s): Sam Burns, WM Fawkes
Length: 222 pages

Genre: Romance / Aliens / Sci-Fi / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: An alien prince, a threatened throne, and the human mate who can help him save it…

Lucas: Sure, my life isn’t going exactly according to plan—I have a degree that led nowhere, a crappy job as a closing-shift barista, and an ex who has everything I want and got it . . . by dumping my sorry ass—but that doesn’t mean I’m willing to give up on living yet! And holy crap, when I’m plucked off the sidewalk of my rural Colorado town on the very night of my ex’s wedding, I’m pretty damn sure I’m about to lose my life and a whole lot more.

If you’ve never tried flying, I do not recommend the first time be when you’re drunk and alone at two in the morning. But there I was, dumped in a cage on a spacecraft, surrounded by barbarous, giant blue aliens. And the only thing that might keep me safe is there’s one huge, intimidating warrior who can’t keep his eyes off me.

Kaelum: I am the true-born son of the King Xyren the Imperator, but as a Thorzi-human hybrid, my path to the throne of Thorzan is far from clear. My father’s people are enormous and foreboding, their skin is the deep dark of twilight when our planet’s twin stars set. I am not. My enemies think I am small, soft, incapable, and they dog my every step.

If I am to take my rightful place, I must focus on saving my people. But my mother was born on a far-away blue planet called Earth. In my bones, I know the answer to my problems hides out there beyond the stars.

By popular cowriting duo Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, Captured is an M/M SciFi alien romance with a warrior prince, a resourceful human at the end of his rope, an intergalactic war that could keep them apart forever, and true love that’s entirely out of this world! This book is first in the Star Marked Warriors series, but each book can be read as standalone. This series does not contain mpreg.

Series: The Nightshade Guild
Author(s): Sheri Lyn
Length: 77 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Poly / Gay

Notes: This is part of a series that is a shared universe with other authors. I was just looking through the others and there is another gay romance in the group. They are all short stories or novellas, so quick reads.

Blurb: Cale Cawthorn is one of twelve mages tasked with protecting Princess Ameria. Like his guildmates, he wasn't prepared to care for a toddler for a month. Especially not at his home in literal hell. Granted it's a safe space, but he needs help and who better than his best friend Turak.

Turak couldn't believe Cale had seven months to prepare for the arrival of Ameria and he did nothing. He could have read a book at the very least, but the mage was too stubborn. Thankfully he had a demon at his side to help. Together they could handle anything that came their way... right?

Marek felt like he'd spent all his time watching Cale and Turak from a distance. Their friendship intrigued him, their flirting amused him. Until Princess Ameria arrived and he couldn't sit back and watch anymore. The men needed help and it was his duty to be of assistance.

Series: 
Author(s): JE Ridge
Length: 360 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: A Tale of Two Kings

Bellacosta and Arnsveld have been on the verge of war for half a century. Both have new kings—sweet, uncertain Silas and Archer the Warrior King—giving them an opportunity to find a peaceful solution. When the negotiations are sabotaged, drastic measures must be taken. Sometimes you have to steal a king to save a kingdom.

Title: Encore
Series: Valleywood, 2
Author(s): Trisha Linde
Length: 168 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Magic / Mpreg

Notes: This is a multi-author universe.

Blurb: Everyone deserves a second chance. Unless, of course, you leave your true love at the altar... then you deserve to be cursed.

Omega actor Kai Carroll has it all: money, fame, popularity… everything except love. He was betrayed by the man he thought was his true love years ago, and he swears he will never love again. When the tabloids explode with scandal, Kai finds himself kicked to the curb. Jobless, friendless… unless you count the borderline harassment he gets from his number-one fan—which he doesn’t. Turns out, the perfect life he worked so hard for is nothing more than a mirage. When his agent calls with a mysterious offer to act in a play in Valleywood, he has no choice but to accept the role. What does he have to lose… right?

Alpha shifter Daniel Agassi lost everything eight years ago, and he swears he doesn’t know how it happened. There he was, just minding his own business, living his best life, when out of nowhere—BAM!—he found himself stuck in his cat form. He couldn’t shift back to tell his true love, Kai, that he never intended to leave him at the altar. And since then, he’s been trapped, without any way to send word. Instead, he’s been a pissed-off pet for almost a decade. When the spell is finally broken, his only goal is to reconnect with Kai. The only problem? The omega is no longer the man he used to be. Then again, the same could be said for Daniel.

Encore is book 2 of the highly anticipated multi-author series, Valleywood, a bustling city struggling with its hold on magic. Encore is a drama-filled mpreg romance featuring a grumpy cat shifter who's tired of being caged, an omega who swears he's done with love, and a second-chance love affair years in the making.

Series: (Mythically Royal Book 1)
Author(s): Lorelei M. Hart, Colbie Dunbar
Length: 197 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Mpreg / Gay

Notes: I don't think this is daddy/little kink, though I might be wrong. 

Blurb: I swam from my future only to find my daddy.

Alpha wolf shifter Alton heard the call of the sea from his pack’s territory in the mountains. Yet it’s only in the wake of his father’s death that he follows destiny’s current to the shoreline. While his soul finds peace during the day, listening to the gently lapping waves, at night his dreams are haunted by long suppressed memories.

Through those flashes of moments long forgotten, Alton realizes he’s there for more than a new start. It’s up to him to right the wrongs of the past…

As next in line for the throne, omega merman Merrik’s entire life has been arranged for him. Which means an alpha has been chosen for him. Unfortunately, even the idea of this mating makes Merrik’s skin crawl. That leaves him with only one choice: leave his underwater kingdom and cross his fingers the whole situation blows over.

Little does he know, fate has other plans. No sooner do his toes sink into the sand, than Merrik feels the unmistakable pull of the mate bond. The fact that it’s to a human would have been shocking enough, but to a smexy wolf bearing the mark of the forbidden ones is downright scandalous. His father may never forgive him, yet Merrik can’t deny he aches for Alton’s touch. Can the love they share rewrite their peoples’ sordid history? Or will it come crashing down like white-capped waves on a rocky shoreline?

The Merman Prince’s Daddy is the first book in the Mythically Royal series featuring princes who find their happily ever after. The Merman Prince’s Daddy features a merman who’d rather not be prince, a shifter who didn’t know mermen were real, an underwater kingdom that rivals Atlantis, adorable babies, and a first-time royal heat. If you love your omegas mythical, all things mermen, hawt daddies who adore taking care of their omegas, shifters, your mpreg with heart, and true love, this series by the popular co-author team of Lorelei M. Hart and Colbie Dunbar is for you.


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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Cover Reveal! Cherish (The Valespian Pact, 4) #lgbtqia #scifi

 Cover Real for Cherish the next book in the Valespian Pact series!



I had anticipated that I would finish Cherish in February of this year. *looks at calendar* Obviously, I was wrong. And it wouldn't be the first time I thought, 'this will be done by X', only to acknowledge my forecasting skills are sorely lacking. 😂 Then again, I always think the book have a much lower page count as well. (And if the book was the page count I thought it would be, then it would have been done by the time I originally expected! just sayin' LOL)

The book is undergoing edits. I don't have a release date yet, but will soon, I think.

Friday, August 6, 2021

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

What am I doing? Edits, y'all. It's like they were never ending. When I started to see the end, I pushed hard, but it meant that I put somethings on the back burner. Grocery shopping. The Reading Radar... But now Cherish is off to the next person, I have time to catch up on things. 

Series: Pillars of Magic: Dark Awakening
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 285 pages

Genre: Romantic Elements / Urban Fantasy / Mystery / Vampires / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: Someone has raised his old vampire lover from the dead.

When a golem shows up on campus, Seiran searches for a way to unravel it and find its creator. But it is animated with vampire souls and the golem may not be the only one. When he realizes a necromancer is raising the undead from their slumber, Seiran finds himself face to face with a lover he thought long gone.

Gabe went to ground over a decade ago to silence the revenant gaining foothold inside of him. When he is yanked from the earth, his memory a mess of shattered fragments, he finds himself bound to a very powerful witch he doesn’t remember. And someone is trying to use his power to summon the dead.

An army of the dead awakens, and Seiran and Gabe are the only thing standing in the way of a shift in global power. Can they rise to the change or will they become the next victims?

Series:
Author: R. Cooper
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Poly / Gay

Notes: 

Blurb: Everyone expects the king to rage at the suggestion that he find a new spouse to stand alongside--or better yet, replace--his beloved husband. Some might be planning on it, hoping to incite another conflict like what has plagued the country since the death of the last legitimate ruler. But to everyone’s surprise, the infamous Traitor King, Arden Canamorra, reacts to the suggestion with amusement, perhaps even interest.

Decades of chaos ended with Arden’s ascension to the throne. But many in the oldest noble families want more influence over the crown--noble influence, that is. Not from the king’s lower-rank and somewhat rough palace guard husband, Mil. They don’t care that Mil is a hero who helped secure peace at Arden’s side, and that, at least among the common people, Arden and Mil’s love story is legendary.

Mattin, however, is outraged. A librarian at the royal library and advisor to the king despite his relatively young age, Mattin deeply admires the royal couple. That they happen to also be incredibly attractive is something he very determinedly ignores. If Arden and Mil are going to marry again for political purposes--since Mattin is sure no new love could ever match their great passion for each other--he will at least find someone perfect for them. If thinking about it makes Mattin miserable, well, he ignores that, too.

But the king and his husband seem less interested in meeting appropriate nobles and more interested in fussing over Mattin while making plans of their own. It’s a more complicated matter than an innocent librarian could have realized, with more at risk than just his heart. The most suitable consort might not be enough to appease certain nobles, but the most beloved might win over the entire country.

Series: (Dragon Sanctuary Book 1)
Author: Minerva Howe
Length: 224 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Dragons / Mpreg / Gay / 

Notes: 

Blurb: Snowboarder Justin is just having a fun weekend in the Utah mountains with his childhood bestie when they have a terrible snowmobile accident. When he wakes up, he knows somehow that his whole life has changed, because the first thing he sees is a beautiful, silvery man named Samuel.

Samuel is a winter dragon, isolated from humans in both distance and appearance. With his icy blue, faceted dragon eyes, he can't go into the human world without inspiring fear or awe. So he and his two brothers and two cousins have created a dragon sanctuary. When he finds Justin in the ice and snow, he knows he has to take him and his friend home and help them, but it's Justin who catches his attention, and Samuel knows he's found something special.

As Justin and Samuel begin their mating dance, Justin finds himself changing in ways he never expected. Samuel and his family are so magical, and Justin wants to be a part of it. He has no idea what he's in for, or of how much he'll become a part of the dragons he's coming to love. Will Justin be willing to leave his very modern life behind to stay in Samuel's world and be the mate Samuel longs for?

Series: Forsaken Fae, 3
Author: RA Steffan
Length: 179 pages

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay

Notes: This is the last book of the trilogy!

Blurb: Some people just want to watch the world burn.

Unfortunately, those people seem to be in charge right now.

Trapped at the mercy of a corrupt Fae Court, Len and Albigard must overcome their harshest challenges yet in order to stop the Wild Hunt and retrieve their friends' lost souls.

Albigard's father seeks to use his estranged son as a weapon against their enemies, the demons. And apparently, he's not bothered by the idea of entire worlds becoming collateral damage in his endless war.

Meanwhile, the pair's only potential allies reside among the dregs of Fae society. The Forsaken—outcasts condemned by the Court—carry a terrible secret regarding the magical imbalance decimating the Fae realm of Dhuinne.

If the three worlds are to survive, Len and Albigard must tame Dhuinne's dark heart before everything around them falls into ruin.

* * *

Forsaken Fae is a slow-burn M/M urban fantasy trilogy. It's set in the same world as the bestselling series The Last Vampire and its other spinoff, Vampire Bound. Download Book Three today, and enter a world shared by humans, fae, demons, and vampires. It’s a place where the supernatural threatens the mundane, nothing is as it seems, and enemies must overcome their tangled pasts in order to save the future.

Series: VOL 1
Author: Shou Harusono
Length: 136 pages

Genre: Manga / Yaoi / 

Notes: 

Blurb: It all started like a typical old-school boys’ love plotline-bad-boy senior meets adorably awkward underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But although Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys’ love expert, he hasn’t quite realized…he’s in one himself. Which means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happily ever after…!


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Thursday, July 22, 2021

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

This has been the week, like last week, of edits and more edits. I needed to add a couple more chapters (advice from editor) and those went back to the editor at the beginning of the week. Still working on the blurb for Cherish. It's either blah blah or gives too much away. I'm at the point where I'm ready to be completely done with this manuscript but it still needs me. LOL

Series: 
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: 338 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alternate Universe / Alpha-Omega Dynamics / Gay /

Notes: This was different than what I expected when it comes to omega. There are similarities with omega's being considered objects, but Avery's parents/family with how he's treated and raised is kinda of flipping the bird at convention and tradition. I love that this has a non-toxic alpha male, too. This balances the possessiveness with a willingness/love to allow Avery to be himself and to do what he loves. I wish it was a series. Not that I wanted more from these two MCs because I like where this HEA, but I want Lynden's (sorry for the spelling, I listened to the audio not sure of the spelling) romance. I would love to see him get his HEA.

Blurb: You belong to me and I know it down deep, in muscle and bone, where my wolf lives.

Avery Rhine isn’t an average homicide detective with the Chicago PD. In fact, Avery isn’t an average anything. Sure, as an omega he knows he’s at the bottom of the food chain, but that’s never slowed him down. He’s got a great life, complete with a loving family and a best friend who’d take a bullet for him, so what more could he possibly want or need? Except, maybe, for the world to change. And to find someone to spend more than one night with, but that isn’t high on his list of priorities. He’s never been one to believe in destiny or whatever else the fantasies sell about there being someone special out there meant just for him.

Then a chance encounter at a party changes everything.

Graeme Davenport has no delusions about finding his true mate. The consensus is that if an alpha doesn’t find their other half by the time they’re thirty, the chances of it ever happening go from slim to none. He’s not a mere alpha, though; Graeme is a cyne who sits at the pinnacle of lupine hierarchy, so he’s obligated by tradition and duty to choose an omega now, sign a contract, and bond with him. Love is not part of the equation.

When Graeme and Avery meet, their fierce attraction to each other flies in the face of reason and logic. Avery’s intense physical reaction to the alpha is something he’s never experienced before, while Graeme, who has always been the soul of discretion, loses all his inhibitions to desire for the man he wants to possess. They are two very different men trying to navigate expectations, separate reason from innate primal drive, and do it while working together to solve a murder.

It will take everything they are to find a middle ground, and to learn to trust in a fated kind of love.

Title: Fallen
Series: (The Dark in You Book 7)
Author: Suzanne Wright
Length: 283 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / 

Notes: I have read only the first book in this series, but it was a while ago but I still remembered some of the details of the world itself. I didn't have a problem following along after skipping the other books. LOL I just liked the cover and the blurb and gave it a go. I enjoyed and I'm thinking about going back to read the others. 

Blurb: Only a few are brave enough to fall . . .

When Raini desperately needed help, she went to the one person who she knew could save her dying friend . . . her secretive and ruthlessly powerful anchor, Maddox. His price was that she grant him access to her life, yet he's still determined not to form the anchor bond with Raini. That rejection stings, even while she can't stop her body - or her demon - reacting to his presence.

Maddox is a descendent, a rare breed of demon possessing angelic blood - and Raini knows he'll let someone close when hell freezes over. As a succubus, she's used to men wanting her uncontrollably - and used to having all the power. But while Maddox wants her strictly on his own terms, for the first time she can remember Raini's struggling to keep her own emotions in check.

Yet when someone - or something - starts to target Raini, Maddox's protectiveness goes into overdrive. Suddenly he's finding it harder to keep his secrets and his distance, for nothing seems to matter as much as Raini. As the threat escalates into all-out war, they both have to decide: can they trust the other to catch them if they fall?

Series: Darkling Mage, 1
Author: Nazri Noor
Length: 305 pages

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Notes: I was introduce to this world with Blood Moon, and I thought I would go back to the beginning. I have about 2 hours left on the audiobook and I'm at that point where I'm yelling at the character to Do Not Go Back! It's a good story.

Blurb: The gods are dying. But for one man, death is only the beginning.

Murdered as a ritual sacrifice, amateur thief and professional charmer Dustin Graves mysteriously survives, finding himself gifted with strange, dark magic. Then more dead bodies turn up. Some are human, but one is a god of the old world, slain at his own doorstep.

Mortal or divine, the bloodshed must end, and Dust is the mage for the job. But first he must contend with a succubus, a talking sword, a spider queen, a goddess of magic, and eldritch abominations from beyond the stars. No big deal… right?

If you like snarky heroes, snappy dialogue, and a bit of grit and gore, you’ll love the first standalone book in Nazri Noor’s series of urban fantasy novels. Explore the Darkling Mage universe and discover a taste of Shadow Magic today.

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