Friday, November 18, 2022

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

How is it already mid-November? It was Halloween just yesterday! The writing week has been meh, but a ton better than the whole of the month of October in which I did zero writing.

Reading has been alright. 

Title: Not So Thanks in Advance
Series: Warts & Claws, 3
Author: Clio Evans
Length: 174 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / BDSM elements /

Notes: I've really enjoyed this series so far. Y'all know that BDSM isn't my think but it's not a heavy element for this series, just enough to add spice. I liked all three of these characters and it brought something unusual with the predicament of an invisible character. The series plot has advanced and we know more of what is going on as well as who the next romance with be about. I'm looking forward to Ember's story. :)

Blurb: It’s just another Monster Monday…

Billy expected many things to happen— but getting into an elevator with the omega he’s been stalking and seeing an invisible tentacle monster for the first time wasn’t one of them.

Charlie is an invisible tentacle monster who never believed he could be seen or loved. Jaehan is an omega witch who recently escaped a bad situation and is just trying to settle into his new job.

After meeting in the elevator, passions arise, and souls connect. When Billy and their boss are kidnapped, the Warts & Claws office will have to pull together and fight against the monster trying to ruin their lives.

Can Billy, Jaehan, and Charlie live to see another Monday without sacrificing what they have found?

This story contains the following:SPICY Monster Office Romance
Fated Mates
BDSM
Omega heats
Tentacles
and more.

The Warts & Claws Inc series is a spicy monster romance series following an evil HR department vs. the office. Each book will have a different relationship dynamic, inappropriate use of office supplies, creatures finding love, and more.

Title: The Kraken's Mate
Series: Houston Hub Short
Author: Jennifer Cody
Length: 92 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: If you look at the next book listed you will see Shahmat, the last book of the Shattered Pawn series. Earlier this year I read both the Shattered Pawns and Diviner's Game which was a wild ride, to say the least. Shahmat came out about a week ago and I've been hmm-hawing over reading it, so I picked up this latest Houston Hub short to get into the groove of universe. 

This was a really cute story. I loved both characters and it did help to get me in the mood for the next rollercoaster ride. :)

Blurb: 

Soren:

I might die down here, but dang. What a way to go.

It was just supposed to be a test dive. I'd take the submersible down to the bottom of the Atlantic and then straight back up. If I got to see some cool ocean life, well, that's why we were live-streaming the dive.

I didn't expect to see the most incredible thing ever. Who expects to get abducted by a kraken? Not me, but wow, he's...um...hot.

The Kraken's Mate is a standalone 25k MM Paranormal Romance set in the same universe as the Diviner's Game with cameos from characters in the Shattered Pawns series, featuring steamy scenes with tentacles and an adorable billion year old eldritch horror with a thing for cute, puny humans—well, one specifically.

Title: Shahmat
Series: Shattered Pawn's, 4
Author: Jennifer Cody
Length: 433 pages

Genre: Romance / High Paranormal (I just made that up) / BDSM / Poly / Gay

Notes: I've been looking forward to and dreading this last installment. The complete chaos left by the last book in this series was a bit mind boggling, just like the whole series (including the Diviners series). Why did I put High Paranormal as a genre category? Because this series is a genre mashup, IMHO. It's a high fantasy set in a contemporary paranormal environment. On top of the genre, toss in handfuls of varying mythology, alternate realities, a sprinkle of chaos, and coat it in BDSM... So, High Paranormal. Depending on my mood, I'll read it this weekend. I don't think that I can read it in one sitting but I guess we'll see. You might be seeing this on next week's Radar if I have thoughts I want to share. :)

Blurb: Den:

What does one do when they're responsible for the death of their chosen mate? Kill a god, steal his powers, and reset the timeline, of course. What does one do when their chosen mate keeps throwing away his life to save the universe? Reset the timeline forty two times, obviously. I’m not letting Monet sacrifice himself because I made a mistake that ended the universe. I’m not letting any of my family sacrifice themselves to save the universe, and if I have to kill a thousand gods to save them from their hero-complexes? Done. I might be on the verge of villainy, but I have my priorities in line.

Slean:

What does a diviner do when the love of his mate’s life dies in the apocalypse? Kill three gods, steal their powers, and change the fate of the world, of course. What does he do when his mate’s the one responsible for starting the apocalypse? Everything he can to fix it, obviously. I’m not going to let the universe end. I’m not going to watch my family die because of my mate’s choices, and if I have to create a few new Aquinos to do it? Done. It might make me insane, but I’ll do anything for Den’s happiness, even if that means becoming the villain in my own story.

Shah Mat is a 105k word MMMM paranormal romance.

In the Aquino family, the boys all have tragic backstories; Den isn’t an exception. Content warning: Child imprisonment/harm, violence, consensual sharing and sex outside of the main relationship (open relationship), exhibitionism, voyeurism, light BDSM including rope bondage, horror descriptions (i.e. zombies).

Title: Merman Kisses and Starving Incubi
Series: Sweet Supernaturals, 1
Author: Morgan Lysand
Length: 249 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: this is on my to-read list. The series title is what caught my attention since I really enjoy sweet, cute romances.

Blurb: Felix is a miserable incubus, but he does his best to hide his misery. For the most part. Adopted and rejected by strict Catholics, Felix is ashamed of his body’s needs. Work isn’t much better. He’s a star litigator at his law firm, but hates every second. Oh, and he’s in love with his best friend Chris, who happens to be a fellow attorney, his roomie, and a sexy as sin freshwater merman.

After Truth or Dare on Halloween loosens their lips in more ways than one, Felix pumps the brakes and challenges them both to a bet. No release for a month, or the loser moves out. Chris agrees with a counterproposal. Felix has to come to terms with being an incubus, otherwise he loses Chris.

Chris’s life is pretty peachy. His estate planning clients are great… mostly. He sees Felix every day and has the family lake to look forward to every Saturday. But as Felix investigates being an incubus, a few things of his own mer nature come to light, changing his perspective on his family.

Merman Kisses and Starving Incubi is a fluffy and spicy MM paranormal romance featuring the pine-y-est of pining besties to lovers idiots. A sugar-loving incubus that’s not a virgin, thank you very much. And a freshwater merman that may be a touch too obsessed with his long hair. Please check trigger warnings in the Author’s Note.


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Friday, November 11, 2022

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

Wow, this week was a slog. I don't have a lot to say about it that I would repeat in polite company. LOL. On the upside, I ran across some covers that enticed me to look at some new-to-me authors.

Series:  Warts & Claws Series, 1
Author: Clio Evans
Length: 188 pages 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Poly / Bisexual / BDSM-Lite

Notes: What a great find. This was a fun quick read. I enjoyed the plot arc and really loved all the characters, especially Inferna. This has mainly domination/submission situations with some spanking. I really liked that Calen was the omega. You don't seen that a lot. It's usually always the woman. I would totally recommend and I jumped into the next book.

Blurb: 

It’s just another Monster Monday…

Inferna expected many things to happen— but sparks flying between her, the office rival, and his lover was not one of them.

Calen is a nerdy omega witch, one that Inferna wants to sink her teeth into. Art is a stuck-up boss but can be a little more charming outside the regular 9-5.

After an evil HR agent shows up with an agenda, everything starts to change. No one is safe, tensions are high, and the creatures of Warts & Claws Inc will have to fight spell and claw to make it to the weekend.

Can Inferna, Calen, and Art survive a work week from hell while discovering a love that’s off the charts?

This story contains the following:
SPICY Monster Office Romance
Fated Mates
BDSM
Omega heats
V*agina fangs and more ;)The Warts & Claws Inc series is a spicy monster romance series following an evil HR department vs. the office. Each book will have a different relationship dynamic, inappropriate use of office supplies, creatures finding love, and more. 


Series: Warts & Claws Series, 2
Author: Clio Evans
Length: 169 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Poly / Bisexual / Non-Binary / BDSM-Medium

Notes: I'm only a couple of chapters into this one and I'm licking it so far. This shares a series plot arc which has me biting my nails for Cinder. (Saturday morning update!) I finished this last night and realized that I missed the last chapter of the first book in the series. It was from the big bad. Just make sure you keep reading after the amazon window pops up asking what you thought of the book. It made me think the book was done. That aside. I enjoyed this, maybe not as much as the first. I just really liked Inferna. I do wish there was more back ground on the characters. I was really happy to see the next book is about Billy. The poor guy needs hazard pay. He made me laugh with his sigh-heaving 'you can try' attitude. I looking forward to the next book in the series. :)

Blurb: 

It’s just another Monster Monday…

Lora expected many things to happen— but sparks flying between her, the new HR agent, and her manticore coworker wasn’t one of them.

Mich is a handsome manticore who goes into rut after a fateful encounter with Lora and Cinder. Cinder is the new sexy HR agent with secrets they can’t keep for long.

The office environment starts to get hot as these three fall into an affair they can’t stop. Love and heat are in the air, but as the corporate enemy starts to emerge, everything changes for monsters and witches alike.

Can Lora, Mich, and Cinder make it to the weekend without losing their newfound love and jobs?

This story contains the following:
SPICY Monster Office Romance
Fated Mates
BDSM
Stapling
Nonbinary Representation
Evil HR overlords
and more ;)
The Warts & Claws Inc series is a spicy monster romance series following an evil HR department vs. the office. Each book will have a different relationship dynamic, inappropriate use of office supplies, creatures finding love, and more.



Series: Leviathan Fitness #2
Author: Ashley Bennett
Length: 202 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: This sounds like it can be read as a standalone. I have it downloaded.

Blurb: Leviathan Fitness is the favorite place of monsters, muscles, and a tentacled creature who can seduce even the hardest to win over human.

When parks department supervisor Reece Rollins decides to sign up for a triathlon– there are two things holding him back. One, his fear of monsters. Two, his sub-par swimming skills.

At the urging of his sister’s wolven mate, Reece joins Leviathan Fitness to train in the gym’s olympic size swimming pool. After running into Reece at the pool, Cyrus offers to help Reece get ready to win the race.

New feelings arise from the depths as Reece and Cyrus learn that monsters and humans go together, tentacle in hand. The only question is- can these two hold on to their new found love despite their differences?

Tentacles & Triathlons is book two in the Leviathan Fitness series. Each book will center around the gym and feature a different monster pairing.



Series:
Author: Ashley Bennett
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Poly / Bisexual

Notes: I grabbed this cover not realizing that the book won't release until next year. My bad.

Blurb: Once upon a time, deep in the bog, amid the song of crickets and the flash of fireflies— a pair of cold-blooded hearts ran hot for me.

After escaping my ex, I find myself running straight towards a 36.2-acre stretch of freedom. The wetlands call my name, an unexpected ticket to a life of my own. What waits for me is a new job, a new home, and a secret no one can know.

When the sun sets, I discover that my neighbors turn into something else…something monstrous. Sparks fly between us and I’m drawn into a world where creatures aren’t just fantasy.

I find myself falling for them both, warts and all. But when a nightmare from my past returns, I learn just what it means to fight for a happy ending.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

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

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted for the Reading Radar. October was just one of those busy months, though not in the usual ways. I traveled and visited family at the beginning of the month so I did get to listen to some audiobooks, but for a large part of the month I did very little reading or even book browsing. I'm working to get back into the swing of things with only marginal success. :)

Series: (Queer Sci Fi's Flash Fiction Contest Book 8)
Authors: Multiple Authors
Length: 294 pages

Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / High Fantasy / Speculative Fiction / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / LGBTIAQ

Notes: Full disclosure, I was very honored to be a judge for this flash fiction contest this year. All the stories are 300 words or less. It was interesting to see where the writers took 'Clarity'. I really enjoyed the experience and have some favorites. My 'judge's pick' is actually in the front of the Fantasy section. Telegram From The Netherland is fantastic. I do have a list of other favorites, but the list is too long to put here. Pick up a copy yourself and see which ones you like best. :)

Blurb: clarity(noun)

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell:

1) Coherent and intelligible

2) Transparent or pure

3) Attaining certainty about something

4) Easy to see or hear

Clarity features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.



Series: (Variant Configurations Book 2)
Authors: Angel Martinez
Length: 296 pages

Genre: Slow Burn Romance / Urban Fantasy? / Sci-Fi / Gay / 

Notes: I've been looking forward to this release. Yay! Coming Nov 22nd

Blurb: The Fredamine Project was just the beginning. Shadow dealings and conspiracies regarding variants intertwine until Damien and his cohorts can no longer tell who the bad guys are.

Several months have passed since Blaze and the infamous Variant activist Shudder McKenzie helped Damien rescue the captives of the sinister Fredamine Project. Professionally, everything's great. He's back to working with Damien again and they have a new lead on the three kids who are still missing. Personally, not so much. Blaze has made his peace with Shudder, though nothing between them has even been easy, but his relationship with Damien has taken several steps back. Blaze no longer has any idea where he stands. Adding to the tense atmosphere are the anti-Variant members of legislature who have been slowly gaining popular approval, and the cryptic messages Damien receives from an unknown source.

Shudder's back to his old haunts and his old tricks, trying to raise public awareness of imperiled Variant rights—such as the draconic Horace Act that strips due process during Variant trials—and to rescue Variant kids in trouble. His almost mythical luck runs out though when he's arrested for murder only three days after the passage of the Horace Act and a whirlwind trial and sentencing lands him in the most notorious maximum security facility for Variants—San Judas Tadeo.

With too many conspirators on both sides of the aisle, Damien, Blaze and Shudder no longer know whom to trust. Peeling through the layers of deceit and half-truths puts them on shakier ground with every discovery and in greater danger than ever before.

Variant Configurations takes place in a future Earth where humanity is reclaiming its spot in a gradually healing world. This book contains mentions of past abuse, action-adventure style mayhem, and the sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.


Title: The Akseli
Series: Aldebarian Alliance, 3
Authors: Dianne Duvall
Length: 11 hrs 2 min

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / 

Notes: I'm still in love with this spinoff series. Simone was awesome and I really enjoyed a look at the Janwar and his 'pirates'. 

Blurb: Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space just as exciting as she'd hoped . . . until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

Contains mature themes.


Series: Publisher's Pack 1-2
Authors: Jan Stryvant
Length: 11 hrs 13 min

Genre: Paranormal / Action & Adventure / Harem / Romantic Elements / Bisexual / 

Notes: I've mentioned this before on the Radar when it was recommended to me since I enjoy poly romances. This is very much a plot driven story about a lion shifter uncovering his past and the people who are trying to keep him from accomplishing something that will rock the paranormal world between shifters and mages. It deals with some heavy topics, like the forced servitude of some shifters to mage houses. It has an interesting lore for the rare lion shifters. Sean is a likable MC. He collects pride members with a decisiveness that is a little jarring because the use of "girlfriends" morphed into wives from one chapter to the next. There is insta-love in all cases and very little relationship angst. I'm completely okay with that since it fits with his shifter type. There are not long drawn out love scenes and they are on the lighter side of explicit, which is also okay with me. I'm on the 3rd dual volume and so far I've liked all the women in his life and how they were depicted, each being different and bringing new skills to the group.

There are a couple of things I noticed though. One is the lack of diversity. With the story taking place in Reno, Nevada I expected there to a wider range of cultures represented. But from signs given in the writing, I'm pretty sure that the author isn't from the area and might not be from the United States. The first hint came from how banking is portrayed. No on can walk into a bank and withdraw 100,000 in cash in less than an hour. The teller doesn't handle that kind of money. And you're not going to be keeping it in rolls in your pockets. Plus, there aren't going to be many places that will accept large bills simply because they don't keep enough cash in the register to break the bills. There were other hintss, like all the humans at a Reno mall carrying a firearm and running to participate in a gun battle. *dies laughing

Despite the things that I've overlooked because I found them weird (this is fiction and they can write the world however they choose) I've been enjoying the series. The narrator is also pretty good with all the different voices. *looks up at the paragraphs I just wrote. Looks like I had a lot to say about this series. :)

Blurb: Black Friday, book 1:

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done: He doesn't have the time or money for anything more after his father died in an industrial accident when Sean was eight.

But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural. Apparently he's now wanted, dead or alive, by all of the magical societies, though he has no idea why. About the only thing going for him is what his friend did for him just before he died and the cute track star who lives in the room next to his, who has suddenly taken a very personal interest in his problems.

Perfect Strangers, book 2:

During his junior year in college, Sean finds himself suddenly dropped into the middle of a world that he didn't even know existed. A secret world of magic and magic users, lycanthropes, goblins, and all the other things that go bump in the night. To make matters even more difficult, the very same magic users who had Sean's father killed now believe that Sean will somehow inherit his father's work when he turns 21, which is just a few days away.

Needless to say most of the magic users' councils seem to be in two camps: The first camp wants him dead. The second camp wants him captured and will probably kill him after they've learned his secrets. The only solution Sean sees to any of this is to finish his father's work, the very thing that got his father killed. But in order to do that, Sean must first find out just what his father was working on! He's also going to need to learn magic himself, find a safe place to stay, raise some money, and gain a lot of allies.

Fortunately for Sean he's got two good women at his side: Roxy, a cheetah lycanthrope with a lot of experience in fighting; and Jolene, a tantric witch with more than a few connections in the supernatural black market.

WARNING: The Valens Legacy contains explicit sexuality, nudity, violence, bad language, attempted murder, actual murder, self-defense, proactive self-defense, destruction of private property, vandalism, breaking and entering, tantric magic, polyamory, mayhem, gratuitous sex and violence, littering, breaking speed limits, a used car dealer, one Plymouth hemi, and some poor guy who just wants to earn a paycheck as a cashier.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

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

What a quick week! I ate something earlier in the week that disagreed with me and I lost a day to sickness. Now we have hurricane weather coming our way. I don't except it to be bad, just lots of rain. The winds are going to be 20-30 mph with gusts. The locals are acting as if we are going to lose power. I guess well see how the infrastructure holds up, yeah?

In the meantime, I've found a couple of great reads this week.

Series:
Author: Isabel Murray
Length: 159 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / 

Notes: What an adorable read. Gary is so innocent and easy to like and root for. I enjoyed this book so much that I went and bought this author's backlist, not caring if they were contemporary. If they have this same feel and atmosphere, then I'm completely onboard. Sign me up! 

Blurb: Seriously? Who is making this up?

Gary said no thanks, don’t want to be king, and they dragged him away from all he's ever known and stuck a stupid crown on his head anyway.

As far as Gary’s concerned, all that political intrigue can go ahead and keep seething without him. He didn’t know or care a thing about it when he was the unwanted son of a backwater lord. He definitely doesn’t care about it now they tried to kill him and he’s on the run.

Minor problem: he managed to escape, but he’s all out of ideas. It’s dark, it’s raining, he’s in the middle of nowhere, and there might be bears. In fact, he’s pretty sure one is following him.

Luckily for Gary (it’s about time he had some good luck) his ex-stable master tracks him down, and it turns out that Magnus has more than a few interesting ideas about Gary and his future.

More specifically, about their future.


Gary of a Hundred Days is a low-angst fantasy romantic comedy in which a sheltered ex-king undergoes quite the awakening at the hands of his rugged ex-stable master, and everyone’s way more interested in kissing and romance than in all that rightful heir to the throne business.

Somehow, despite an entire kingdom wishing him dead, it’s starting to look like Gary might just end up with a happily ever after?

(Unless that really is a bear following him.)


Title: Roman
Series: Vampire's Mate, 1
Author: Grae Bryan
Length: 273 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes: I'm in the middle of reading this one right now and really enjoying it. The book has been on my list for a while and for some reason I thought it was going to be dark, but it's not really. There is danger from a crazy vampire but the relationship between Roman and Danny is sweet and hits on everything that I enjoy about fated mates stories. I've not read this author before and plan to look up their backlist. 

Blurb: Danny Kingman is used to fending for himself. Working nonstop as an ER nurse to pay for his mother’s care, he’s been putting his own life on hold since he can remember. But when an unbelievably hot, strangely intense man saves him from a mugging, Danny has a feeling everything is about to change. Especially when that man suddenly pops out a pair of fangs.

Roman Mourier has been wandering aimlessly for decades, waiting for the inevitable day when the last of his humanity leaves him, and the demon inside him takes permanent control. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, or the myth that there’s a soul out there that could tether his humanity to him. Until he feels a strange pull to the lovely young man at the hospital, and hope stirs in him for the first time.

But Roman has demons other than just the one inside him. Is he strong enough to keep Danny safe from the past that haunts him? He knows one thing for sure: now that he’s found his mate, he will do anything to keep him.

Roman is a heated, fated-mates MM paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains insta-obsession, a cinnamon roll of an ER nurse, and the possessive vampire determined to keep him. It also contains steamy scenes between two men, and the moderate violence (and mentions of blood) that one might expect from a vampire romance. Not suitable for readers under 18.

Series: The Dragon's of Serai, 2
Author: Amy Sumida
Length: 363 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Dragons / Gay

Notes: I really liked the first book of this series and when this popped up as released I dived in. The storyline for this is a little heavier than the Dragon King's Assassin... okay a lot heavy. It's about racism, bigotry, culpability, personal honor, and I don't know what else. I started this before bed one night and got to about 45% before I had to put it down to go to sleep. Sleep was terrible because it was all dreams about this book and possible outcomes. It is rare that I take a story into my dreams anymore, which just shows how wrapped up in this I am. I'm planning a family trip in this coming week so I probably won't pick this back up until sometime in mid-October, but I wanted this to go on the Radar as a recommendation.

Blurb: Death walks beside me.

Two weeks ago, I was hired by the Dragon Prince of Zaru to help his brother, the King, deal with their dead. Not that there is an abundance of corpses in their kingdom, but those who die aren't staying in their graves. As a necromancer, I'm one of the few people on Serai who can put the dead to rest and discover why they are rising. As a Raltven, I'm particularly good at it. Good enough that the King of Zaru sent his brother across the sea to find someone like me.

At first sight, desire sparked between Prince Racmar and me. On the way to Zaru, our attraction for each other had grown. Now it's reached the point of combustion, but I want more than a single night of pleasure from the Prince. To win him, I must play a dangerous game, tantalizing the man without riling the beast inside him. Between Racmar and the dead, I have some serious work to do, and both are presenting unforeseen complications. The reanimated corpses aren't talking, something both unusual and unfortunate for my investigation. Then there is Prince Racmar who speaks too much, and his words are clawing at my resistance. I don't know who will break first—the unknown power behind the dead, the Dragon Prince, or me.

Death walks beside us Raltven, in our shadow form we are akin to spirits, but if I'm not careful, a spirit is exactly what I will become.



Series: Tentacular Tales, 1
Author: Chloe Archer
Length: 358 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal ? / Aliens / Gay

Notes: I just started this one last night, so I'm not far in, but so far it's cute, though I did a side eye at the Gen X'r and their eatable usage. This has the promise of a lighthearted romance with some soft humor. We'll see where it goes.

Blurb: A sexy alien living incognito on Earth meets a sci-fi loving nerd who wants to rock his universe. What could possibly go wrong? Besides the unexpected tentacles and the accidental Mating Courtship Ritual, that is....

RIVER SULLIVAN

As a bona fide sci-fi nerd and total X-phile—the truth is out there—I’ve always believed in aliens. Duh. But I never thought I’d actually find them on Earth–let alone right here in Las Vegas! Now I’ve stumbled onto a big freakin’ secret and found my very own hot AF alien. I’m head over heels, but he’s being a total grump and holding back. How do I make him realize a geeky sunshine guy like me is just what he needs in his life? Did I mention he also has tentacles?!?! #HolyHentaiFantasyBatman #SwoonworthyAlien #SignMeUpSugar #MakeItSo #VivaLasVegas

KAI GENARO

The last thing I need in my life is a chatterbox twink who’s determined to woo me and could expose the secret existence of aliens on Earth to all humankind. Everything about him annoys me, including his stupidly attractive halo of golden curls and his bright green ‘come hither’ eyes. To make matters worse, he’s been recruited to work for the alien Alliance on Earth, and I’m assigned to keep him out of trouble. I don’t care how attractive he is. I don’t date humans! Except, my tentacles may have accidentally started the Mating Courtship Ritual with him…

It’s Not Unusual To Be Loved by an Alien (Tentacular Tales #1) is a (102,000 words) M/M sci-fi rom com featuring an adorkable twink with unexpected secrets and a slight obsession with extraterrestrials, the reluctant alien he wants to make his boo, tentacles with a mind of their own, zany extraterrestrial shenanigans in Sin City, and enough humor to fill an entire spaceship. This is the first book in the series. There is no cheating, and this book ends with a HFN. Never fear, the series guarantees readers an HEA by the end!

Series: Gods of Misfortune, 2
Author: Lyn Gala
Length: 165 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Aliens / Gay

Notes: I enjoyed the first book in this series. Sometimes it was hard for me to wrap my mind around people following gods who could bring misfortune, but the way its presented made sense. I was also glad I wasn't born as one of Regi's species. LOL

Blurb: Regi and Dante landed on one of the Empire's border planets while the exalteds try to understand the involvement of the gods. Regi's people are xenophobic, so he's determined that his crew will make a good impression. The alternative is unthinkable, especially with so many Kowri suggesting that the gods would rather see the outsiders dead rather than show them respect.

Dante wants to avoid the brewing political fight. He has never enjoyed politics—not on Earth, much less around aliens he barely understands. Give him a stable and alien horses to learn to ride instead. But when a certain goddess of poisons is involved, he will be dragged into the conflict whether he wants to be there or not. With Dante's life in danger, Regi cannot remain neutral. He won't take a stand on the conflicts between the Coalition and the Empire, but for Dante he will challenge the universe itself.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

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

Another week gone in a flash. I feel like that should be a superpower. Instead of forgetting, I actually sat here wondering if I wanted to post a Radar for this week or not. I've been rereading this week with a few chapters here and there of other books because obviously, I'm not focusing well. 

So, I'm going to pull from my 'curious' list. These are books that their covers have caught my attention and I'm curious about. These will eventually (mostly) be books that I will probably sample. Some of them, I'll come back to and take off the list after rereading the blurb. It's all about the mood with me, like I went through a couple of weeks where I hunted for rejected mates looking for a specific story. Then suddenly I didn't want to read that anymore and so I filed away my findings for when the mood comes back around. The curious list means something caught my attention and I saved it for later. LOL

Series: Perilous Courts, 1
Author: Tavia Lark
Length: 283 pages

Genre: Romance / High Fantasy / Gay

Notes: So I read Necromancer's Light which is a different series by this author and really liked it, though I haven't read the read the rest of that series... for reasons. (See mention of mood reading)

Blurb: He’s supposed to kill Prince Julien. Not fall for him.

Whisper doesn’t remember his real name. All he knows is the elite assassin guild that raised him—and controls him with the threat of blood magic. Plagued by nightmares, he doesn’t get to refuse assignments, even when his new job doesn’t make sense:

Infiltrate Prince Julien’s court, protect him until the signal arrives, then kill him.

Julien hides his own schemes behind a sordid reputation. He trusts nobody besides his brothers, and he certainly doesn’t trust the aloof, beautiful new stranger at court. But he doesn’t have to trust the stranger to be drawn to him, especially when he saves Julien’s life.

Then Julien saves Whisper too, and Whisper’s reserve shatters.

Beneath Julien’s playboy facade is a warmth Whisper can’t resist. Whisper’s never been comforted before. He’s never been cared for like this. As his nightmares darken, Julien’s touch is his only solace—but falling in love could ruin them both.

Because Whisper’s mission hasn’t changed, and the price for failure is worse than death.

Prince and Assassin is a high fantasy gay romance, with secret identities, hurt/comfort, and magic tigers with attitude. The Perilous Courts series is best read in order, but each book follows a different prince and his Happily Ever After.


Series:
Author: Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 221 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Werewolves / Vampires / Gay /

Notes: I like vampires and am always up for vampire romance but I have found lately that I like certain types of vampire romances. Lots of hunting with nothing brought home recently. This was part of a promotion but by the time I looked at it, the promotional period was passed or something. So I saved it in my curious file to take a look at later.

Blurb: Alpha werewolf, crime boss, and secret Seer Bashir Bain is neck-deep in negotiating a marriage of convenience with a neighboring alpha when a tense situation goes from bad to worse. A job applicant at one of Bash’s businesses—a guy who was supposed to be a simple ex-cop, ex-con tattoo artist—suddenly turns up undead.

A rogue newborn vampire would have been a big wrench in Bash’s plans even without his attraction to the man. After all, new vampires are under their sire’s control, and Ethan Lambert doesn’t even know who turned him. When Bash spares his life, he opens himself up for mutiny, a broken engagement, and an unexpected—and risky—relationship.

Ethan just wants a fresh start after being released from prison. Before he can get it, he’ll need to turn private investigator to find out who sired him and what he wants. And he’d better do it quick, because the moon is full, and according to Bash’s prophecy, life and death hang in the balance.

Series:
Author: Isabel Murray
Length: 159 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Humor / Gay

Notes: The title is what caught my eye and the blurb sounds promising. I'm all for low-angst and some humor.

Blurb: The Kingdom of Estla is in turmoil. Power plays, intrigue, and plots seethe in the corridors of power. And Gary of a Hundred Days, Last of the Tyrant Kings is…well, he's pretty offended, actually?

Tyrant?

Seriously? Who is making this up?

Gary said no thanks, don’t want to be king, and they dragged him away from all he's ever known and stuck a stupid crown on his head anyway.

As far as Gary’s concerned, all that political intrigue can go ahead and keep seething without him. He didn’t know or care a thing about it when he was the unwanted son of a backwater lord. He definitely doesn’t care about it now they tried to kill him and he’s on the run.

Minor problem: he managed to escape, but he’s all out of ideas. It’s dark, it’s raining, he’s in the middle of nowhere, and there might be bears. In fact, he’s pretty sure one is following him.

Luckily for Gary (it’s about time he had some good luck) his ex-stable master tracks him down, and it turns out that Magnus has more than a few interesting ideas about Gary and his future.

More specifically, about their future.


Gary of a Hundred Days is a low-angst fantasy romantic comedy in which a sheltered ex-king undergoes quite the awakening at the hands of his rugged ex-stable master, and everyone’s way more interested in kissing and romance than in all that rightful heir to the throne business.

Somehow, despite an entire kingdom wishing him dead, it’s starting to look like Gary might just end up with a happily ever after?

(Unless that really is a bear following him.)

Series:
Author: Alexandra Rowland
Length: 505 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Political Intrigue / Gay /

Notes: the more I put this list together it seems that my mood was definitely in the fantasy range. The cover caught my eye and the title is a bit odd and the blurb reads like a serious fantasy romance. I've not read this author before and since this comes from a traditional publisher, I'm not sure if this will have a HEA. Presumptuous of me, I know, but I don't want tragic queer books. Since I've not read either book reference in that first review line, I don't know what the reviewer is alluding to. 

Blurb: The Goblin Emperor meets "Magnificent Century"—a queer central romance unfolds in a fantasy world reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire.

“A delicious tangle of romance, fealty, and dangerous politics.” (Tasha Suri)


Kadou, the shy prince of Arasht, finds himself at odds with one of the most powerful ambassadors at court - the body-father of the queen's new child—in an altercation that results in his humiliation. To prove his loyalty to the queen, his sister, Kadou takes responsibility for the investigation of a break-in at one of their guilds, with the help of his newly appointed bodyguard, the coldly handsome Evemer, who seems to tolerate him at best. In Arasht, where princes can touch-taste precious metals with their fingers and myth runs side by side with history, counterfeiting is heresy, and the conspiracy they discover could cripple the kingdom’s financial standing and bring about its ruin.

Series: (Convergence Book 4)
Author: Autumn Dawn
Length: 178 pages

Genre: Romance / Alternate History / Alternate World / Paranormal / 

Notes: I read a lot of hero storylines and I wanted something different, where the heroine is okay or enjoys just everyday accomplishments without there being hidden misogyny. This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. I liked the blurb enough that I did send myself a sample to see what it was like.

Blurb: The Convergence

It had been thirty years since the Convergence, when the dimensions aligned and combined Earth and the world of Gwyllon, known in human mythology as “Underhill”. Elven castles and ancient ruins sprouted in vacant lots, on major highways, sometimes merging with existing buildings, twisting into completely new structures. Roads and rail systems reformed, and after the rioting, starvation and death, agriculture finally sorted itself and food began to flow. A new government formed of elves and men had arisen, a society of human tech and elven magic. Cell phones and frost giants, race cars and elven steeds, dungeons and dragons…

And everywhere, monsters.

The Ice Giant’s Housekeeper

The Convergence had changed their world. Years ago, Earth and the fabled elven world had melded, causing earthquakes, raising sunken islands and unleashing monsters. The catastrophic disaster disrupted every facet of transportation, agriculture and caused widespread death. When the shaken citizens of both worlds finally sorted things out, roads got fixed, farms and factories started to produce, and oil and natural gas once more fueled the nations. The world ran on a mix of magic and science, allowing dragons to rule the skies and satellites to dominate space.

These days, resources were focused on infrastructure, communications, manufacture and monster control. Meat and animal products were especially rationed. It took a lot of manpower to protect herds of animals and helpless, delicious chickens from hungry monsters. WW2 memorabilia and rationing posters were back in circulation, as people were encouraged to “grow your own” and “have a monster garden”. Etsy sold framed posters of Rosie the Riveter, people were encouraged to “make do and mend”, and homemaking was a full-time job again…

Which is why Hakon and his brothers were struggling. Women were naturally superior at homemaking; at least Fern thought so.

Fern served the perfect frost giant family, until a disaster forces her to find a new home. Turned out another family was in need of a live-in housekeeper. It’s not exactly a dream job.

He needed a cook. Maybe someone to clean house. The little human seemed like a good idea, but it was tricky keeping her alive.

He needed a housekeeper. She needed a home.

Fern’s apartment is wreaked by monsters and she’s fired the next day. With nowhere to go, she’s grateful to accept any job...even if it’s working for a family of ice giant bachelors. They’re nice enough, if dreadful slobs. Thankfully, it’s nothing a fire hose and elbow grease won’t clean.

A member of Fire & Rescue, Hakon doesn’t have time to breathe, much less clean. Not only is the new housekeeper a talented cook, she makes his house a home. She also comes with unexpected magical talents...

American pie and monsters. Ice giant cattle ranchers and goblin bankers. Murderously protective magical geese and a very talented housekeeper.

Heat level: sweet. Contains no graphic love scenes.

Expect reasonable amounts of gore as monster heads explode and plenty of action.

Series: 13 Kingdom's, 1
Author: HL Day
Length: 309 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / 

Notes: To be honest, I keep moving this book on and off my list. It seems I can't make up my mind. I think I'm having a hard time reconciling it being both an 'enemies to lover' as well as 'light-hearted'. That is mixing like water and oil in my mind.

Blurb: Sebastian might have the power to summon animals, but winning Jack over? Far more difficult.

As first encounters go, Jack and Sebastian’s isn’t ideal, leaving Jack nursing a grudge he’s not about to let go of in a hurry. Yet, if Jack is to find his missing sister, and Sebastian is to rescue his captured prince, they’ll need to set their differences aside and work as a team.

Jack is stubborn and somewhat volatile. Sebastian is vain and clearly in love with himself. But as the unlikely companions face all manner of dangers together, they grow closer. Rescuing the prince should be easy. Rescuing him from an impenetrable tower guarded by dragon-shifting knights? Okay, that part is harder.

But once the adventure is over, letting Sebastian go might be the hardest thing Jack has ever had to do.

The Reluctant Companion is an 85k MM enemies to lover’s story featuring murderous orcs, deadly creatures, and marauding bandits. Opposites attract in this light-hearted fantasy romance which mixes humor with action and adventure. Meet a whole cast of colorful characters in the first book of the 13 kingdoms series.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

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

I've missed posting the radar the last couple of weekends. Simply lost track of time and honestly didn't do much reading or sampling. This is my birthday week and I didn't plan anything at all. Yep, it crept on me too. :) 

Title: Logan
Series: Chosen Champions
Author: Macy Blake
Length: 328 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: This was a fun story and I really liked the mix of people involved in Logan's and Bailey's lives. 

Blurb: Logan Moore is a leader without a pack...

And after the rejection he faced from his last pack, he’s not sure he wants one. But when a mysterious benefactor he nicknames The Oracle offers Logan the chance to use his military expertise to lead a group of misfit shifters to protect the creatures of the magical realm, Logan’s wolf won’t allow him to say no.

Bailey Cairn is a man without a protector...

And for the entirety of his very human life, he hasn’t needed one. But when his friend is attacked at a bar, sweet, caretaker Bailey is drawn into a world he hadn’t known existed. A world full of secrets, and magic. A world full of danger… and gorgeous, protective Logan.

But if Bailey and Logan want to break the chains of the past, they'll have to learn to trust each other and themselves, and start to believe in things that are bigger than they are...

That magic exists.

That packs are about more than blood ties.

That sometimes true love is a matter of fate.

And that heroes aren’t made…they’re Chosen.

Series: Pillars of Magic: Dark Awakening, 2
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: 405 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / UF / Gay

Notes: Just released! yay!

Blurb: Everyone underestimates the wind until it tears their world apart.

Con’s job is recovering rare books and artifacts, and learning all their secrets before handing them over to be archived. He never expected to find a little girl with an affinity to speak to the dead, and with her a strange symbol for a cult long since thought extinct.

Luca is on the verge of a change he’s feared for a long time, and he worries his lovers won’t want him anymore once his darker side is set free. With Con newly returned with a little girl in need of protection, and Sam trying to help the most powerful witch in the world solve a slew of murders, Luca feels powerless to stop the rising change.

But someone is in control of a demon and trying to capture the power of all the Pillars of Magic. Can the trio uncover the end goal before dark magic tears them all to pieces?

Series: Daemons of San Delain
Author: M.A. Church
Length: 

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: This blurb makes me think the monster gets himself a cinnamon roll. IDK. I haven't read it yet. We'll see.

Blurb: The monster: They say I am powerful. They say I am the darkness. They say I instill fear in the minds and hearts of many.

They’re right.

I am powerful. I am the darkness. I should be feared. Then I heard his cries and everything changed. Power can be tempered. There’s safety in the darkness. And the monster isn’t always the one under the bed.

Now only the heart and mind of one human interests me. He is mine. I wait, watching over him until the time is right to claim what belongs to me.

Austin: Do you believe there are monsters under the bed? I do. I don’t just believe; I know for a fact they exist. I’ve met one. Sort of. Okay, I haven’t actually seen the monster, I’ve only spoken to it.

Kind of hard to see much of anything when you’re hiding under the covers while waiting on your father to beat your ass. The monster saved me. Literally. He says I’m his, and he’s waiting for the right time to claim me.

Someone tell him to hurry the hell up.

Series: Exiled Pack, 1
Author: Fel Fern
Length: 268 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Mpreg / Gay

Notes: It seems I'm on a paranormal kick and I really like rabbit shifters. This one is a rabbit paired with a wolf. It's a little angsty with your exiles' backgrounds and the rabbit  getting away from an abusive relationship. It's set in the same world as the last Fern book I read about the motorcycle club of bear shifters. I'm going to look around her series to see if I can find the one the neutral town that was mentioned in the last book. That was dragon territory and I want to read it too.

Blurb: An Omega who’s trying to get his life back together. An exiled Alpha who just wants to be left alone. Fate brings two broken souls together to make them whole.

Caden Hill’s life is in tatters. Thanks to his ex-boyfriend, he lost his high-paying job, and he’s now living in his car. When his warlock best friend invites him to a sanctuary for lost paranormals, it’s a new start for Caden. He’s sworn off romance… until a gorgeous Alpha saves him from a fate worse than death. Lee’s sexy, protective and thoughtful, but he’s broken, just like Caden is. Caden’s taste in men is awful, but maybe he can make an exception for Lee.

Branded as a murderer by his old pack for killing his father, all Lee Marshall wants to do is forget his past. He runs an animal shelter with three other misfit Alphas like him. Lee thinks he’s finally found peace, but something is missing in his life. The answer lies in Caden. Caden is his bright ray of sunshine, but Lee doesn’t believe a killer like him deserves a shot at happiness. When a former pack mate begs Lee for help, Lee finds himself at a crossroads. Will he choose redemption or his fated mate?

Moon River Rogue is a mpreg shifter romance that features a reluctant Alpha with a dark past, a broken Omega keen on pursuing him and plenty of adorable rescue animals. It is the first book in the Exiled Pack series. There are no cliff-hangers or cheating, and a HEA is guaranteed.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

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

 The week got away from me and I was thinking about letting this week's radar go. But I'm going to do the a last minute scramble.

Series: 
Author: Aja Foxx
Length: 231 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: Herby is one of the most adorable characters that I've read recently. If you're looking or something cute and fluffy, here you go.

This is my first book by this author and I went to look at their backlist. Something to note, there is an author's note at the beginning that states they played with the mythology a bit. They made their own world so don't go in with expectations.

Blurb: Herby

I needed a boyfriend to keep my father from marrying me off to a man handpicked by him. What better way to get one than to summon a demon? When I found a book of shadows in my grandfather's attic, I knew I'd found the answer, but something went wrong. Instead of summoning a demon, I ended up in hell. What was I supposed to do now?

Hades

Judging souls was boring. Ruling the underworld was boring. Everything was boring. I needed something to happen to keep me from going insane. I never imagined the fates would answer my unspoken prayer by dropping a human into the underworld, and I'd certainly never met a human quite like Herby. He confused me, amused me, and drove me crazy. Why else would I agree to be his boyfriend?

Note: This story was originally part of the Fate's Call Anthology - Manlove Edition. It has been revised and extended by 21,000 words.

Warning: Gay erotic romance. The material in this book contains explicit sexual content that is intended for mature audiences only. All characters involved are adults capable of consent, are over the age of eighteen, and are willing participants.

Series: 
Author: Ruby Dixon
Length: 190 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy

Notes: This was a fun read with a bit of humor inserted in strategic spots. It's more on the erotic side than I'd anticipated but I only skimmed a little. The story left me felling happy and I liked this so much I went back to see if she had any other fantasy romances. 

Blurb: Lady Iolanthe of Rockmourn Keep expects to be a spinster all her days. She is very tall. She is very poor. And she is thirty. What lord could possibly want her?

But then her father returns with news that he has found a bridegroom for her - one that is impressively tall. One that is strong, and bold, and wealthy. And best of all? He wants Iolanthe. It seems too good to be true.

And when Iolanthe gets her first look at her husband-to-be, she realizes why.

No one mentioned the 'orc' part of things...



Series: The Reckless Damned, 1
Author: Lark Taylor
Length: 324 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: I'm about 30% in and enjoying it so far. #reading

Blurb: Cal and his brothers turned their backs on the family business over a hundred years ago. Hell is tired of waiting for them to return.

Cal

I’ve never wanted a relationship—especially not with a human. With my father demanding my return to Hell and a demon leaving dead bodies in my bookshop, now is not the time to lose my heart. But one look in Oscar’s broken eyes, and I know I’m in trouble. Oscar’s been hurt before, and everything in me screams to keep him safe. How can I do that when I know being with me will only put him in more danger?

More importantly, am I strong enough to walk away from him?

Oscar

After escaping my last relationship with broken bones and an anxiety disorder, I’m tired of living half a life. My world revolves around my classroom, flat, and best friend. When fate throws Cal in my path, he seems too good to be true. He looks like he’s been pulled from my fantasies, and my baggage doesn’t scare him. Ok, so there’s the tiny issue of him being a demon, but I’ve dealt with far scarier.

I’ve been broken once before, and I don’t think I’d survive it again. Can I let down my barriers enough to let Cal in?

Devil’s Mark is a thrilling high heat, hurt/comfort, M/M contemporary paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliff-hanger. It features a possessive demon and the broken teacher who captures his heart. ‘Devil’s Mark’ is the first in The Reckless Damned series but can be read as a standalone. Each book focuses on a different couple and will have a HEA.

Trigger warning for emotional abuse and domestic violence in a previous relationship, anxiety attacks, and descriptions of violence.

Title: Notorious
Series: 
Authors: Charlie Cochet, Macy Blake
Length: 317 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay

Notes: Finished this last night. It was enjoyable. I am happy to see that the next book is about different characters. I had some niggles about the pace of the investigation, so if you're going to jump into this thinking there will be investigations and sleuthing on page, don't. This is not that kind of story. I'm looking forward to meeting the next couple.

Blurb: Caspian Drake knows what it takes to get ahead in modern-day shifter society. He is an Earl, after all, and known for his wit, style, and ability to charm the pants off of anyone he chooses. Getting his best friend Brandr, the Prince of the Dragons, in and out of trouble is only one of his many talents. When a horrible attack shakes Cas’s world, he’s forced to pair up with Saphir Vepkhia, the esteemed tiger shifter and former Captain of the Royal Guard.

Upon retirement, Saphir is granted the title of Baron Archer and, much to his dismay, becomes part of royal society. Years later, when he’s summoned to the palace, the last thing Saphir expects is for the king to request a favor that ties him to the scoundrel, Caspian Drake. Despite his misgivings, Saphir accepts the assignment, knowing it will give him the access he needs to infiltrate the wealthy and powerful while trying not to get outfoxed by the exasperating Earl.

Forced into a fake relationship by an outdated matchmaking ritual, Cas and Saphir each face the upcoming season with their own agenda. The secrets pile up as the two mates navigate the complexities of a modern world that plays by historic rules. But the closer they get to the truth, the greater the danger–and their attraction to each other–grows.

With their lives on the line and the very foundations of their society at risk, Cas and Saphir must unravel the mystery, even if it means creating a scandal more notorious than their newfound love.


Series: 
Author: Rosalie Spencer
Length: 186 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Sci-Fi Setting / Polyam Romance /

Notes: This is on my 'read next' list. So I picked this up when it was recommended in a group after I read the bottom of the blurb. This is supposed to be a sweet and fluffy FF polyamorous romance. Something to note, FM means the female is the dominant partner. That made me smile lots because this a dynamic that is hard to find.

Blurb: Valerie isn't like other beta shifters, she likes being in control. Andrea isn't like other omega shifters, she likes a bit of pain with her pleasure. Together, they like playing with alphas, but just for temporary fun. That is, until Valerie's childhood rival comes back to town and Valerie decides she's going to show her once and for all, by making their most recent conquests a permanent addition.

Jada was taught that, as an alpha, she should be strong but she was never taught to be gentle until her childhood friend rejected her. She ran after that, found her own mate, Hayden, found happiness with him... until she hears that Valerie has returned to their home town. Now they both have mates, surely they can clear the air. But when Jada sees Valerie for the first time in years, she knows that giving the beta woman an apology isn’t going to be enough.

This is an immediate burn, super spicy standalone fantasy novel intended for audiences of 18+ that centers the experience of the two mated shifter women who enter a polyamorous/reverse harem relationship, it includes tropes of enemies to lovers, second chance romance and a guaranteed HEA. Content warning; includes FM, FF, MFMF and MFFF, as well as BDSM.


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