Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Reading is My Drug of Choice: Sharing the Pain/Love of Book Browsing

Why do I keep collecting titles that look interesting when I still have a ton of books on my ereader that I haven't even cracked open? I can't help myself, I see a book cover or hear chatter over a story and I have to look. Then I begin to want. 

Honestly, looking through books is a type of therapy for me. It's a weird kind of decompression that allows me to relax. Weird, right? If you follow me, you might already know that I read everything. All romantic pairings: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, all assortment of Menage (MFM, MMF, MFF, MMM, FFF, and more), mainstream romance, and non-romantic Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi. So what have I found lately? I'm so glad you asked! (LOL). Please, share my pain with me. 

Oh! And do you have any reading suggestions?? ^_^


Title: Tempestuous Tides
Series: Mermen & Magic, 2
Author: L.M. Brown
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: M/M, Fantasy

BlurbBound by a curse, two mermen find the greatest love of their lives, but can they keep it?

Justin is a merman who has been raised on land. He hates his fins and wants nothing to do with his heritage.

Lucas is an ambitious merman who has lived his whole life in Atlantis. He has spent his adulthood hiding his sexuality because homosexual relationships are forbidden in the underwater city. Now he has been sent on a mission by King Nereus to locate his oldest son and bring him back to Atlantis to take his place as the heir to the throne.

Although his mission seems impossible, Lucas finds help from the Atlantean Goddess of Love, little knowing that she has her own reasons for bringing Lucas and Justin together.

Justin is no stranger to immortals, having been raised by two of them, but he has no idea of the consequences of angering the Goddess of Love. When he insults her, she curses him to find love only to lose it forever shortly after. As the love ‘em and leave ‘em type, Justin isn’t overly concerned, at least until Lucas enters his life and he sees how the curse will end.

Together they could have the greatest love of their lives, but only if they can appease the furious goddess before their time runs out.

General Release Date: 1st September 2015


Title: Portal to Logres
Series: The Chronicles of Logres
Author: Phillip Ambrose
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: M/M, Fantasy

Blurb: Students Marcus and Toby are stranded in the parallel kingdom of Logres, a world of treachery and intrigue, sinister puppet masters pull the strings of ambitious noblemen. Who can they trust?

In the shadows, an ancient evil is rising again and the two lads seem fated to have to face it. Yet, how can they hope to defeat an enemy of such power?

As they explore their deepening love for each other and with only each other to trust, Marcus and Toby must find a path through an unfamiliar world, as the fate of the kingdom rests in their hands. Will their love draw them together or will their destiny drive them apart?


Title: Minotaur
Series: J.A. Rock
AuthorJ.A. Rock
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: F/F, Fantasy

Blurb: Know this: I am not a warrior. I am a disease.

When I was six, my parents died.

When I was sixteen, I was locked away in Rock Point Girls’ Home. Nobody wants to deal with a liar. An addict. A thief.

Nobody except Alle. She is pure, and she’s my friend in spite of all the rotten things I am.

There was once another girl like me—long ago. A cast-off daughter. A lying little beast who left a red stain across the land with her terrible magic. She’s imprisoned now in a maze high up on the cliffs. They say she’s half woman, half bull. They say she dines on human tributes and guards a vast treasure. They say she was born wicked.

But I know her better than the history books or stories do. She and I dream together. Our destinies are twisted up like vines.

Except I’m not going to turn out wicked like she is. I can save myself by destroying her. I’m going to break out of this place, and I’m going to enter the labyrinth and take her heart.

And once I’m redeemed, maybe Alle will love me.


Title: Double Dragons
Series: Dragons of New York, 1
Author: Terry Bolryder
Publisher: Self-Pubbed
Genre: M/F/M Urban Fantasy

Blurb: They're hot as fire, and if you mess with their mate, you're bound to get burned.

Draven and Ran are dragon shifters, the fire-breathing enforcers of the shifter world. The ones they call when things go wrong. Strong, sexy and wealthy, the only thing the two partners are missing is a mate to share it all with. But that's tricky in the dragon world and after years of searching, the dragons have basically given up. That is, until a sexy, reckless human librarian lands in their path during a mission.

Melissa knows she would have been in hot water had the two handsome, powerful and mysterious men not showed up to save her butt from a group of violent men. Still, when her rescuers take her back to their New York loft, she's confronted by a mystery she never expected. Dragons and other shapeshifting creatures exist. And these dragons are definitely hotblooded.

But as the sexy dragons show Melissa all the perks of being their mate, Melissa is also uncovering the dangerous secrets of the dragon world. If she isn't willing to risk everything, their chances at a happily ever after might just go up in flames.

Warning: Double Dragons is a standalone novel with no cliffhangers and two sexy, stubborn dragons who might just light your fire. However, it also contains adult-level sexiness and some intense action scenes and is meant for mature readers only. Enjoy!


Title: Three Parts Dead
Series: Craft Sequence, 1
Author: Max Galdstone
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy, Mythos, Necromancy

Blurb: A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.

Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.

Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.

When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts—and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival.

Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.


Title: Bridged by Love
Series: Kagan Wolves, 1
Author: Nancy Corrigan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: M/F Fantasy, Shifter

Blurb: Follow his head, he breaks her heart. Follow his heart… he breaks his pack.

From the moment he was born, Nic Kagan’s future was sealed. He’ll accept a mate, have kids, and eventually take over his father’s role as pack alpha. There’s just one problem.

Long ago, his heart settled on Riley, the pack’s human doctor and honorary member. Except only half of him can have her. The other half—his wolf—won’t give a weak non-shifter female a second sniff.

No one—human or shifter—has left a mark on Riley’s soul like Nic. But with his father hospitalized, any hope things could work out between them is slipping away. Yet Riley understands something else about pack life. Power isn’t always a physical gift; love is just as strong. What she and Nic have is worth fighting for.

With rival threats mounting, Nic realizes he can’t simply turn his back on Riley. Though his wolf could tear his heart out for it, he must fight for what he wants before he loses his mate. His pack. Maybe even his sanity.

Warning: Contains a reluctant alpha with only one roadblock between his heart and the woman he loves—biology. And a woman who isn’t giving up on him, even if it means risking her life to fool Mother Nature.


MC books are a hit and miss with me. I haven't read the first two books yet. They're on my to-be-read list. The series comes highly recommended, now all I need is time to read them.

Title: Ride Steady
Series: Chaos, 3
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publisher: Forever Publishing
Genre: M/F Outlaw Motorcycle Club

Blurb: The ride of her life . . . 
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever . . .


Title: The Sidhe
Series: The Heart of All Worlds, 1
Author: Charlotte Ashe
Publisher: Interlude Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy

Blurb: Since his childhood, Brieden Lethiscir has admired The Sidhe, the beautiful and magical beings native to the Faerie world outside his homeland of Villalu. Though he grew up in a culture accepting of Sidhe enslavement by Villalu’s elite, Brieden finds that he can no longer tolerate the practice when he becomes a steward to Prince Dronyen, who is viciously abusive of his sidhe slave Sehrys. Captivated by the handsome and mysterious sidhe slave, Brieden vows to free and return Sehrys to his homeland.

As they escape the capital and navigate a treacherous path to the border, Breiden and Sehrys grow close. Breiden soon learns both the true power of The Sidhe, and that the world that he thought he knew is not what it once seemed. If they survive to reach the border, he will have to make a choice: the love of his life, or the fate of his world.


Title: Mapping the Shadows
Author: Becky Black
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: M/M Murder Mystery

Blurb: Ash Bowman is lost. Two years ago he and his cop partner, Evelyn, walked in on a murder in progress that left her dead and him maimed. He left the force and became a private investigator, but business is suffering because of his obsession with mapping the Core of the space station Fraxin Yari, where Evelyn’s ghost haunts him as he prowls the dark corridors.

Journalist Gabe Whitfield is on a mission to learn the truth behind that same murder. He doesn’t expect to stay on Frax after he finishes the job. But meeting Ash Bowman changes his plans. He came to the station a man without ties. He isn’t going to leave the same way.

Despite initially mistrusting him, Ash can’t resist his attraction to the fiery Gabe. Gabe responds, though knows he shouldn’t when Ash is one of the subjects of his investigation. But they come to trust each other and join forces to find the answers Ash had almost forgotten he was still seeking. If they are to have any chance of happiness, Gabe must help Ash lay the ghosts calling him back again and again to the deep darkness of the Core.


Title: Strength to Let Go
Series: Tale of the Werewolf Tribes
Author: Alina Popescu
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: M/M Shifter, Fantasy

Blurb: After being abandoned by his mates, Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe, returns to his home in Tokyo.

Crippled by grief, Shiki decides to end it all by going into the territory of the Siberian Killers tribe and challenging them to a battle to the death.
His death.

Ganzorig, beta of the Siberian Killers, however, sees the potentially disastrous consequences of having Shiki die in battle.

Instead, he saves him.

Having suffered loss himself, Ganz takes it upon himself to help Shiki deal with his pain.

Blake, Shiki’s best friend since childhood, is as determined to show him there is life after a wolf’s ultimate loss.

Could there also be something ‘more’ for them after friendship?


Title: Junkyard Dog
Author: Pelaam
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: M/M Shifter, Fantasy

Blurb: Lyall knows he's the epitome of the bad boy that every good girl, or boy, is warned against. He needs the aggressive appearance, and lives up to it. You don't mess with him, or his pack family.

When his wallet is stolen, it starts a chain of events that turns his solitary life upside down.

How can he consider a feline mate? How can he consider a mate at all? Yet Niko is everything Lyall could want.

When their life is torn apart by another alpha shifter, they will both fight tooth and claw to be reunited.


Title: Thief
Series: Blue's Boys, 1
Author: Erin M. Leaf
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: M/F/M Contemporary, Cops, Friends to Lovers?, two more follow this one.

Blurb: When you're a thief, your dating options are limited. When you're a cop, it's even worse. So what happens when a burglar and two lawmen are trapped together during a heist gone wrong?

Blue has been a thief for years, but she's never been in a situation quite like this. When you're crammed into a tiny space with two sexy detectives, things can get very dicey. Shockingly, instead of arresting her, Matt and Liam ask for a kiss. Blue is happy to oblige. Anything to keep the handcuffs off, right?

Matt and Liam never expect to end up cornered with a gorgeous thief. Liam has sworn off women and Matt can't find anyone he likes better than his partner, so their love lives are nonexistent. When they meet a woman who keeps the same crazy hours as cops do, maybe her criminal career choice isn't the deal breaker it should be?


These next four are a part of the LT3 Press's Intertwined collection that focuses on poly romances, which is right up my alley. :D

Title: Alexey Dyed in Red
Series: Zhakieve, 1
Author: A. M. Valenza
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Asexual, Bisexual, Fantasy, Pansexual, Poly, not yet released.

Blurb: A century has passed since warlock Alexey arrived in Kalinstad, chased across the ocean and dying from fever. His memories of what brought him to such a state were lost; since then he passed his days quietly, buried deep in the snowy mountains in a place rarely visited by outsiders.

His life of peace is brought to a sudden halt with the arrival of two Darkrow, sent by the Blue Emperor to unravel a mystery they will not explain. More than mere Darkrow, they are demons, dangerous and cold, but also beautiful and fascinating in the way they touch and cling and silently watch.

When they offer Alexey a chance to become a Darkrow, he accepts—and his whole world falls apart.

Title: Angels with Clipped Wings
Author: Stephanie Rabig
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Bisexual, Paranormal, Poly, Urban Fantasy


Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he's received complaints about the way he's dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move.

Then they meet Samantha, the woman they've been assigned to help, and even Adam cannot easily say that rules should always be followed.

Title: Could be a Crowd
Author: C. J. Munoz
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Poly, Gay

Blurb: Nicolas has worked with Pierce almost his whole life, and they've come far together, currently Co-CEOs of one of the largest companies in the United States. As they keep on heading toward bigger and better dreams, only one fear casts a shadow over Nicolas: Pierce falling in love.

Nicolas tells himself it's for the company, for their shared goals and dreams. He can't let Pierce get sidetracked, so he does his best to make sure it never happens—including keeping all the cute interns well away. Then Lynn shows up, attractive, eager, practically perfect.

But it's not Pierce that Nicolas should be worrying about this time.

Title: Owner of a Lonely Heart
Author: Mel Bossa
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Poly, Gay


Declan spends most of his life trying to forget his violent past, but now that his brother Valens is out of jail his efforts at a quiet existence are about to be turned upside down. On top of that, his best friend Rhys is leaving for Poland—right as Declan was ready to confess his feelings.

Overwhelmed, he turns to his friend Felix for support, only to find himself falling for Felix while still being in love with Rhys—who also happens to have feelings for Felix, leaving Declan with a present at least as complicated as his past, and a highly uncertain future.

The warnings alone make me curious.

Title: Making The Cut
Series: Selected Sinners MC, 1
Author: S.D. Hildreth
Publisher: Eralde Publishing
Genre: M/F Contemporary, Outlaw MC,

Blurb: Selected Sinners Series BOOK I - Stand Alone, HEA, no cheating, no sex outside the relationship. 

Determined to escape the rules and regulations of her overbearing religious parents, Avery escapes to college and is determined to make it on her own. Working as a bartender, and mere weeks before her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with thirty members of an Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

She had no idea when the President of the club walked in she’d go weak in the knees for the gorgeous tattooed biker.

Axton (aka Slice) is the President of the Selected Sinners MC. At the onset of a huge gun deal with a notorious prison gang, he has no time or desire to have a woman in his life. Abused by his Hell’s Angel father as a child, and wronged by every woman in his past, Axton has one devotion - the MC.

After finding out he needs Avery’s education in Criminal Justice and her linguistic skills to assist in making the gun deal a success, Axton reluctantly approaches her to act as his interpreter.

Hoping to win Axton over, Avery attempts to turn off her smart mouth, turn on her charm, and become his female interest; even if it means sacrificing a level of independence she’s grown accustomed to.

But when the gun deal goes to hell in an hand basket, both Avery and Axton are left wondering what their next move may be.

This book is a stand-alone love story. It does have tremendous violence, explicit language, sexual situations, and the intricacies of being in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club depicted. All sexual partners in this book are over the age of 18.

Stand alone love story. HEA. No cliff hanger.


Title: Rule of Three
Author: Lore Graham
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Fantasy, scheduled for release 11/18

Blurb: Provoked by yet another argument with his rival, Ian sets out to prove he's capable of serious black magic by summoning a demon. Instead of a hulking, red-skinned brute, however, he winds up with the handsome incubus Alistair. Now, Ian must cope with a wily and seductive matchmaker who insists his rival may be more than just an adversary.


Title: The School for Good and Evil
Series: The School for Good and Evil, 1
Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult,

Blurb: The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.


Title: Throttle Me
Series: Men of Inked, 1
Author: Chelle Bliss
Publisher: Chelle Bliss
Genre: M/F Contemporary

Blurb: Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.

City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship.

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?

This is the first book in the Men of Inked Series


Title: Servants of the Living Forest
Author: Brandon L. Summers
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: F/F, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Short Read 10k

Blurb: Cameron and Jocelyn have been together for eight months, and when Jocelyn suggests a camping trip as their first big outing together Cameron can't bring herself to say no. Camping isn't her first choice, but there's nothing she likes more than seeing Jocelyn happy—and the time alone together isn't bad either.

When they arrive, all seems better than they could have hoped. The locals are friendly, the area is beautiful, the only odd bits are old blood stains on the floor of the cabin and the strange mark that seems to pop up everywhere, and that's easily ignored in favor of their romantic escape...


Title: The Secrets of a Twin
Series: Forbidden Glades, 1
Author: Liberty Lace
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Taboo, Twins, Short Read 12k,

Blurb: Tristan Rose has never seen eye-to-eye with his twin brother Thaddeus. Growing up together, the pair thrived on being the bane of each other’s existence. Estranged for the past ten years, Tristan and Thad both knew that only a tragedy would reunite them. And so, when news comes of their parents’ deaths in a light plane crash in Bermuda, destiny forces the twins back into each other’s lives.

However, what was supposed to be a brief reunion to bury their parents, becomes a trial that will test their tolerance and willingness to compromise when the twins discover their parents’ last wish is for Tristan and Thad to make peace with each other and live together for the duration of one year in the guesthouse of Forbidden Glades, the family’s plantation mansion deep in the heart of Louisiana.

And while Tristan is initially willing to live in the same house as his twin… discovering Thad’s secrets and long-hidden desires is something that will unravel everything Tristan has ever known, not only about Thad… but about himself.

As the long, hot year begins to unfold, the breeze of the bayous will blow back the Spanish moss like curtains to reveal a love so dangerous, so scandalous, so taboo, it could only belong in Forbidden Glades.

Warning: This Book Contains Consensual and Explicit Sexual Activity between Twin Brothers


Title: Broken Pieces
Series: Broken Pieces, 1
Author: Riley Hart
Publisher: Self-Pubbed
Genre: M/M/M, Contemporary,

Blurb: Can three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He’s sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He’s seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He’ll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn’t be more different…and yet, as their lives intersect they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.

Told uniquely in three parts and spanning over ten years, BROKEN PIECES is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places—with each other.


When I spotted this I didn't know that it was the third in the series. The Faire Fugitive and The Faire Protector come before this one. All of them seem to be gay romance. 

Title: Faire Diviner
Series: The Faire, 3
Author: Madeleine Ribbon
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: M/M, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Blurb: Rosewood, the magical Renaissance Faire's psychic and one of the business partners, has been single for over ten years—ever since he accidentally revealed his psychic abilities to the love of his life and lost him. He has devoted himself to the Faire and the magic within ever since. The last thing he expects when hiring a new business manager is for Oscar—the "one who got away"—to walk back into his life as the most qualified applicant.

While Rosewood tries to deal with Oscar as his new business partner, his abilities start going haywire. He senses danger coming, and it's somehow tied to Oscar's dark past. They will have to work together to recover Rosewood's abilities, help Oscar heal, and save the Faire itself.

And if they can do that, then maybe, possibly, the "one who got away" will become his greatest catch.


Title: The Species Within
Series: Battles in the Dark, 1
Author: Kimberly Clark
Publisher: Publicious Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy, romantic?

Blurb: Kira, a huntress plagued by dreams of fire and pain has worked tirelessly to rid her city of the scourge that has nearly destroyed it…nostvores, mythlend creatures with dark and vast appetites for blood and sex. She does this not only because they had killed so many people in her life, but also because she has an edge that no other human had…she has their abilities. The problem was, these abilities were killing her and she feared time was no longer on her side.

So the moment she found out that Darius, a nostvore leader was threatening to awaken an indestructible species to help him enslave all humans and mythlends, and that she may be the key to his plan, she knew her only choice was to risk her life with the little time that she had left and join her enemy to find out why, and to make sure his plan failed.

If that wasn’t dangerous enough, the more time she spends with the Vanatre nostvore Emmerich, and the mooran Kuron, who she brings with her for protection, the less she wants to kill them. Instead, she feels an unexplainable attraction towards them both, and she fears surrendering to such desire with either is a deadly game to play, for she would not only be risking her life, but quite possibly her heart.


Opps! Again, 3rd in a series. Burning Desire and Fueled by Deception are both labeled as New Adult (LOL) M/F Romance. If their as naughty as I think they are, this just changed my perception of "New Adult."

Title: Desired Temptation
Series: The Ultimate Power, 3
Author: Samantha Potter
Publisher: JK Publishing Inc.
Genre: M/M/F, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, 

Blurb: In book three of the Ultimate Power: Mystique was born into a world where her future was undecided. The inability to control her own body made her personality unpredictable, causing chaos. With a Guardian as her father and a witch as her mother, her power and future sent fear through those who loved her most. 

Ethan and Darius, warriors trained to fight and protect Mystique at all costs, question their own ability to keep her safe. Their hearts beat for her, their desires building within, their untamed lust driving them insane as they fight their urges in an attempt to complete their mission.

The three find themselves fighting for the survival of their kind as they battle the elders to prove there is good in everyone—if the right path is chosen. The future of everyone’s existence rest on the shoulders of the one whose life was ruled a mistake of nature. However, Mystique and her men set out to prove fate was right and the power she holds within her belies all odds that not only will the survival of everyone proceed; it will bring choices to a few who were destined to never know the love of a mate.


How could I resist wondering with a title like that. Although, I typically don't fall for titles that give away the plot of the story, I read a review that convinced me to consider this one seriously. ^_^

Title: My Stepbrother is an Alien
Series: My Stepbrother is an Alien, 1
Author: Sterling Rivers
Publisher: Self-Pubbed
Genre: M/M, Sci-fi?, Fantasy, 

Blurb: They came to Earth to secure their species' future... and found the urge to mate too tempting to ignore. 

Apollo Antonopoulos was bred from birth to serve his race's agenda. As Captain of the Kansas Operative, it is his duty to ensure the Harram have enough food for the journey to their new planet. After his hybrid-brother, Zeus secures a marriage with a wealthy woman, Apollo plays the dutiful son. But as a human-alien hybrid, he secretly harbors an attraction to his new human stepbrother. Torn between his oath to his people and his attraction to Devin, he must decide which he cherishes more.

Devin is suspicious of the Antonopoulos family from the beginning. After his father's affairs came out in the divorce, he vowed to never let his mother be hurt again. Spying on Apollo leads him to a briefcase loaded with what appears to be drugs. Determined to protect his mother, he follows Apollo to a remote field, but he never expected to find aliens putting down roots... literally. Apollo convinces Devin to keep their secret and a night out in an effort to get to know each other leads to other things. He knows he shouldn't get involved with an alien with questionable motives, but he can't help himself.

NOTICE: This 25k novella contains situations between two men that is only suitable for a mature audience.


Title: The Dog of Pel
Author: Mary Holland
Publisher: Self-Pubbed
Genre: M/M, Fantasy,

Blurb: All Jamie Pel wants is a quiet life in his demesne and someone to share it with. As the secondary heir—the spare—of the Magne of Pel, his uncle, he’s avoided the pomp and ritual other Magnes and their primary heirs seem to relish. But with talk of a nascent slave trade circulating in Gallia, the Magne of Pel recruits Jamie to join an observation mission to the Scour, the blasted, burned-out territory where people sell themselves into slavery to get out.

With nothing but good intentions and a desire to steer clear of drama, Jamie obliges, but while he’s out-demesne, his uncle and beloved cousin—the primary heir—are both killed, elevating Jamie to a powerful position he’s spent his life trying to avoid. Returning home, he discovers traitors and thieves under his own roof and a tinderbox of ambition and intrigue about to explode among his fellow Magnes. With Magic afoot and a vicious power struggle stretching to every corner of Gallia, Jamie doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn. But if he doesn’t rise to the occasion—and soon—all of Gallia could be absorbed by the blighted Scour, and everything—and everyone—Jamie loves could be destroyed.


Title: Charmed & Dangerous
Series: Anthology
Author: Jordan Catillo Price, Rhys Ford, Ginn Hale, Nicole Kimberling, Jordan L. Hawk, Charlie Crochet, Lou Harper, Andrea Speed, Astrid Amara
Publisher: JCP Books, LLC.
Genre: M/M Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Blurb: Magic takes many forms. From malignant hexes to love charms gone amok, you’ll find a vast array of spells and curses, creatures and conjurings in this massive collection—not to mention a steamy dose of man-on-man action. Charmed and Dangerous features all-new stories of gay paranormal romance, supernatural fiction and urban fantasy by ten top m/m paranormal authors.

Rhys Ford - Dim Sum Asylum
For Detective Roku MacCormick, working Arcane Crimes is his passion. Now cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting his last partner, MacCormick is given back his badge… as well as a new case and partner. Trent Leonard isn’t exactly what he’d expected, but then nothing in San Francisco’s Chinatown ever is.

Ginn Hale - Swift and the Black Dog
When Jack Swift killed a tyrant and won the revolution he became a national hero. But someone in the new government prefers dead heroes to living, swearing, cynical wizards. Caught between bullets, revenge and desire, Jack had better be swift indeed.

KJ Charles - A Queer Trade
Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Waste paper seller Ned Hall can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the wasteman and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?

Nicole Kimberling - Magically Delicious
Occult attacks against NIAD agents aren’t remotely Keith Curry’s department. But when his lover, Gunther, is assaulted, Keith refuses to just sit back and fill out paperwork. He’s on the case—even if that means enraging powerful mages, crossing leprechaun picket lines, or braving dinner with Gunther’s goblin parents.

Jordan Castillo Price - Everyone's Afraid of Clowns
Psychic medium Victor Bayne can spot a ghost any day of the year, but Halloween holds some special surprises. His psych-groupie boyfriend Jacob coaxes him to the location of an old spirit sighting, but they can’t ghosthunt without enduring a cheesy “haunted house” that’s even more disturbing than they realize.

Jordan L. Hawk - The Thirteenth Hex
Hexman Dominic Kopecky doesn’t understand why dashing crow familiar Rook wants his help investigating murder by patent hex. For one thing, Dominic isn’t a witch. For another, the case is already closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Charlie Cochet - The Soldati Prince
Riley Murrough goes from serving lattes to being chased by demons. If that wasn’t bad enough, he bears the mark of a shapeshifter king from a magical realm. Riley’s determined to get answers, but if the demons out for his blood don’t kill him, the urge to strangle the arrogant king might.

Lou Harper - One Hex Too Many
Veteran detective Mike Mulligan is an expert on violent crimes—of the occult variety. He might even be cursed. Detective Hugh Fox is eager to partner up and prove himself, but Mulligan is accustomed to flying solo. Can they trust each other enough to track a killer who’ll stop at nothing, not even summoning a demon?

Andrea Speed - Josh of the Damned vs. the Bathroom of Doom
It's a boring night at the Quik-Mart for Josh and his friend Doug. Until a vampire with a grudge—and the most adorable backup ever—crashes the store. Can Josh survive the Bathroom of Doom?

Astrid Amara - The Trouble With Hexes
P.I. Tim Keller has a problem. And the only person who can solve it is his ex-boyfriend, Vincent, whose job as a hexbreaker was the reason they broke up. It’s hard admitting he was wrong, especially when coughing up organs. But there’s a missing person to find, a hexmaker to hunt down, and a romance to repair before Tim breathes his last.


Title: Restless Shadows, Waiting Roads
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: LT3 Press
Genre: Bisexual, Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Blurb: As a child, Caleb was helplessly drawn to the woods behind his family's house—a deep forest that became a friend, a sharer of secrets, even a protector. On the night Caleb was stranded by a blizzard, a mysterious figure saved his life and kept him from harm.

But all too soon his family moved away, and Caleb set the mysterious stranger aside as a figment of his imagination. Now, more than fifteen years later, Caleb returns to the woods he left behind and encounters a familiar face...


Title: Taliaschild 
Series: Sequel to Taliasman
Author: Anastasia Vitsky
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: F/F, Fantasy

Blurb: Six years after the mysterious talisman brought Queen Vina to Talia, it chooses a new owner in Sonna, a child of the streets. Deserted by her amputee father and beaten by her mother for failing to bring home scraps for the family to eat, Sonna runs into the self-assured Kira, daughter and heir to Vina’s queendom.

Weary of endless rules and duties involved in training to become the future queen, Kira leaps at the chance to escape with a new friend. She places the priceless talisman around Sonna’s neck, but neither can remove the jewelry.

Alarmed at losing the talisman’s protection, Vina and Talia take drastic steps to protect the princess. In the process, the entire earth descends into chaos.

Five years later, nineteen-year-old Sonna forages for two-day-old fish heads while dodging street pimps. The talisman leads her to the mysterious Nicodemus, who offers one command:

Go to Kira. She needs you.

Baffled, Sonna embarks on her journey. What can a pauper offer a spoiled princess? Will the street girl end up surprising them all?

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