Saturday, October 10, 2015

What's On The Reading Radar? #TBR

Another week and more book browsing and a growing TRB list. ^_^

Title: Blood Ties
Series:  Coven of Wolves 2
Author: Peter Saenz
Genre: Gay, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves, Witches, Romance

Length: 298 pages

Publisher: Publishing (January 11, 2015)

Note: sequel to Coven of Wolves


For Devin Marshall, life has changed forever. Once a witch on the run, he has found his niche among a group of like minded witches in a coven of his own.

Now, also leader to a pack of newly formed werewolves, Devin will need both groups fighting beside him if he plans to keep the people he loves alive. Initially he has his hands full contending with Boston mob vendettas, rival covens, and a global network of deadly werewolf clans who want him dead.

Unfortunately for Devin, things go from bad to worse when long forgotten gods rise, threatening to destroy not only the newly formed coven/clan but the majority of the world as well.

Author Peter Saenz pulls out all stops in this high-action, suspense filled sequel to his previous hit novel Coven of Wolves.


Title: Cinder and the Smoke
Author: Geonn Cannon
Genre: Lesbian, Romance, Historical, Crime, Action

Length: 201 pages

Publisher: Supposed Crimes LLC (March 1, 2015)


In nineteenth century New York, safes aren't living up to their name. A thief so wily, so impossible to capture the police dub her "the Smoke" has been targeting the wealthy. In reality the Smoke is a woman named Kezia Cyr, a woman born in prison, stolen from her mother, and raised by runaways and pickpockets. When her emotions cause a job to blow up in her face, Kezia's adoptive family scatters and she is left to avenge those she's lost.

The Smoke may finally meet her match in Pinkerton Agent Shelby Button who earned the moniker "Cinder" for running into a burning building to capture a criminal. Button finds Kezia's trail and refuses to let her prey go without a fight.

With a decade-old murder to avenge, Kezia will stop at nothing to correct her past mistakes, and Agent Button is willing to trek across the country to bring the phantom Smoke to justice once and for all.


Title: Waiting for the Moon and You
Author: L. J. LaBarthe
Genre: Gay, Romance, Contemporary, 

Length: 240 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (April 27, 2015)


All his life, Leith has loved Aaron, and all his life, Leith has wondered if Aaron returns his feelings. Through high school, college, and beyond, Leith and Aaron are drawn together and pulled apart. Leith is finally convinced he and Aaron are not meant to be when a cowardly act of violence against Leith changes everything.

Aaron returns to Leith's side, but Leith struggles to accept that Aaron can love him now.

If Leith doesn’t overcome his doubts and fears, he will forever be waiting for the moon and Aaron… and true love.


Title: Skyclad
Author: Max Ellendale
Genre: Lesbian, Romance, Contemporary

Length: 274 pages

Publisher: Max Ellendale (July 5, 2015)


When Ella Frost meets free-spirited Mae on a research trip, she never expected that the quest for information would send her life into a tailspin. Faced with difficult personal choices, will Ella break under the pressure of the existence that she's built for herself? Or will she allow Mae to lead her on a journey of self-exploration too tempting to ignore?


Title: Good Enough to Eat
Series: (The Vampire Diet Series Book 1)
Author: Alison Grey & Jae
Genre: Lesbian, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampire

Length: 246 pages

Publisher: Ylva Publishing (January 31, 2015)


Robin’s New Year’s resolution to change her eating habits is as unusual as she is. Unlike millions of other women, she isn’t tempted by chocolate or junk food. She’s a vampire, determined to fight her craving for a pint of O negative.

When she goes to an AA meeting, hoping for advice on fighting her addiction, she meets Alana, a woman who battles her own demons.

Despite their determination not to get involved, the attraction is undeniable.

Is it just bloodlust that makes Robin think Alana looks good enough to eat, or is it something more? Will it even matter once Alana finds out who Robin really is?


Title: Fidelity
Author: Lia Black
Genre: Gay, Romance, Sword & Sorcery, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length:  246 pages

Publisher: Vinedark/ BlackHouse Press (May 1, 2015)


How far can a man go in the name of faith?

Father Gareth De'Aubyn is a man tormented by his past and ready to sell his future to save the souls of his flock. He’s traded his Crusader’s armor for a cassock, and now ministers to the very people his army sent fleeing for their lives. When his church is attacked by unknown assassins, Gareth is mortally wounded, and with his dying breath, he calls out to the Creator for help.

But his god does not answer.

Instead, a demon heeds his call, cajoling him to promise his soul to the Sunderer, god of the underworld, for a chance to set everything right.

Fydelis was once an angel. Gareth’s Guardian Angel. But his love for Gareth caused him to fall from the heavens, and the Angel of Fidelity has become the demonic aspect of Regret. He is now the unwilling plaything of the Sunderer, the darkest of all dark gods. Seeing his Crusader again—a man he thought had abandoned him— is more cruelty than he can take. Fydelis, now a stranger to Gareth, is sent to the mortal world to make the dying priest an offer he can’t refuse, and in return, Gareth is tasked with the collection of some very stubborn souls.

Together, they begin a journey that will test everything they thought they knew about faith, love, and fidelity.

Note: Please read the warnings in the front matter before purchase. This book contains homosexual romance and scenes that some readers might find potentially disturbing.


Title: Calvin's Head
Author: David Swatling
Genre: Paranormal, w/Dog's POV, Murder Mystery, Gay, Romance

Length: 264 pages

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 15, 2014)


Life in Amsterdam isn’t all windmills and tulips when you’re homeless. Jason Dekker lives in a jeep with his dog, Calvin, on the outskirts of the city. A thesis on Van Gogh brought him to the Netherlands, and the love of Dutch artist Willy Hart convinced him to stay. But Willy is gone and Dekker is on the brink of a total meltdown. On a summer morning in the park, Calvin sniffs out the victim of a grisly murder. Dekker sees the opportunity for a risky strategy that might solve their problems. Unfortunately, it puts them directly in the sights of the calculating stone-cold killer, Gadget. Their paths are destined to collide, but nothing goes according to plan when they end up together in an attic sex-dungeon. Identities shift and events careen out of control, much to the bewilderment of one ever-watchful canine. Oscar Wilde wrote that each man kills the thing he loves. He didn’t mean it literally. Or did he?


TitleThe Duchess of Manusk
Author: Jordan Falconer
Genre: Lesbian, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy,

Length: 273 pages

Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (March 2, 2015)


When Elizabeth St John is asked by her father, King Vincent, to govern the duchy of Manusk, she knows she’s not in for an easy time. It’s a dark place ridden with corruption and thieves holding the honest people at ransom. What she doesn’t expect is to find an unmanned trader tied up at the docks and ship-wreck survivors on the beach. To make matters worse, neither one are from the King’s Heartland’s duchies. Who is the young maiden the survivors are protecting? Why is the ship in the harbor and where are her sailors?

Elizabeth struggles to find answers to these questions as the threat of war with marauding, neighboring armies looms ever larger and her fate is left in the hands of the mysterious maiden.


Title: Corin's Chance
Series: (Avanti Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Hannah Walker
Genre: Gay, Science Fiction, Aliens,

Length: 424 pages

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


Posted to some stars awful cruiser, Dr. Corin Talovich hoped to serve his time quietly and get on with his life, but fate stepped in and decided otherwise.

Crashing into an unknown planet was the last thing Corin expected. With only his friend, Lieutenant Commander Tate Riven, by his side, they face the unexplored world and new enemies bravely, leading them to the Derin Clan, where they’re welcomed by the leader’s son.

Kel isn't sure about the strange men, but he isn't about to send them away, especially when the bond between Corin and himself is something he can't ignore.

When another clan wages an attack, Kel is forced to make some hard choices which nearly costs him everything he holds dear. Together, with their allies, Corin and Kel fight, focusing on the future they desire, knowing failure not only dooms their love, but also those around them. Side by side, they work to destroy the evil threatening to keep them apart and becoming the family both men desire. 

**This book contains relationships and sexual encounters between two men **


Series: (F.I.S.T.S. Book 1)
Author: Bey Deckard
Genre: Gay, Science Fiction, Aliens, D/s, Wartime

Length: 52 pages

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.

Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two space marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.

Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career. 

Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realises he has found something truly rare.


Series:  Tales of YmYran, 1
Author:  Shaylynn Rose
Genre: Lesbian, Gods & Goddesses, Epic Fantasy, Romance

Length: 398 pages

Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.; Revised Edition edition (August 25, 2015)


Warleader. This is what the people of Y'Dan used to call the proud warrior Azhani Rhu'len. Banshee. Oath breaker. Murderer. These are words that slip off their tongues now. Azhani Rhu'len, once one of the greatest of Y'Dan's warriors, is now just a common criminal, escaping the justice of the kingdom she swore to serve. Kyrian Stardancer. Goddess' Own. A healer and priestess, she is inviolate until one day, when her world is turned upside down and tossed over the back of a horse-literally. Torn from all she knows, Kyrian finds her fate now rests squarely on the shoulders of the oath breaker, Azhani Rhu'len. When signs of ancient evil appear, Azhani and Kyrian must choose whether to ignore the warnings or stand and face the terrifying menace.


TitleThe Caphenon
Series:  Chronicles of Alsea, 1
Author:  Fletcher DeLancey
Genre: Lesbian, Science Fictions, Romance, First Contact

Length: 400 pages

Publisher: Ylva Publishing; 1 edition (March 14, 2015)


On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, but it’s landing on the planet right now.

Tal leads the first responding team and ends up rescuing aliens who have a frightening story to tell. They protected Alsea from a terrible fate—but the reprieve is only temporary.

Captain Ekatya Serrado of the Fleet ship Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a common political philosophy. She has just sacrificed her ship to save Alsea, yet political maneuvering may mean she did it all for nothing.

Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold by galactic forces far more powerful than a tiny backwater planet. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.


Series:  Intuition Series, Vol 2
Author:  Makenzi Fisk
Genre: Lesbian, Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Supernatural, Paranormal

Length: 268 pages

Publisher: Mischievous Books; 1 edition (January 14, 2015)

Note: The first book in the series is First Intuition


A man is behind bars while a manipulative killer walks free Rural Minnesota police officer Erin Ericsson has been on the trail of this elusive criminal before. She knows there will be more crimes, and more victims. This time, she will follow her own rules. At her side is her girlfriend, Allie, who has been blessed, or cursed, with a gift. It might lead them to the murderer, if she can learn to control it, and if the volatile connection doesn't shatter them both. Their pursuit takes them across the Canadian border into Allie's comfort zone, but the bustling city of Winnipeg is a challenge for Erin. They must overcome their obstacles and work together to stop the killer. Can anyone survive this kind of evil? “Chilling” “Explosive” “Engaging” Burning Intuition is the second novel in the Intuition Series, from award-winning author Makenzi Fisk.


TitleIn Distress
Series:  In Distress, Book 1
Author:  Caethes Faron
Genre: Gay, Science Fiction, Genetic Engineering

Length: 301 pages

Publisher: Branwen Press (September 10, 2014)


After the Great Destruction decimated the world, science is the new god. Geneticists rule, instituting a DNA-based caste system in their effort to restore the human genome.

As a Zed, Will’s a virtual slave who isn’t allowed medical care. A tragic accident has left him crippled, awaiting death. Just before his time is up, Malcolm, an enigmatic Alpha with two differently colored eyes, sweeps in and buys him. Will becomes part of a family of freaks—other damaged Zeds who should be dead. Life seems ideal until Malcolm makes a request that could change Will’s life.

Malcolm harbors more secrets than his Zeds could imagine. His attraction to Will unravels his carefully cultivated control, and one secret escapes: he craves pain, not just as a sexual release, but as a way to atone for his past. Will may be the one person who can give him what he needs if Malcolm can only allow him into his heart.

As they struggle to build trust, each secret Malcolm reveals threatens their relationship. In the end, their desire for each other may heal both men if they can unlearn the lessons of the past.

In Distress is a dystopian science fiction love story and contains adult language and situations.


TitleThe Acquittal
Author:  Anne Laughlin
Genre: Lesbian, Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Romance

Length: 264 pages

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 14, 2014)


x-Chicago cop and new PI Josie Harper has been hired by an outside group to clear the name of publisher Lauren Wade, recently acquitted of the murder of her lover. That means finding the real killer, a task made more difficult by Lauren’s unwillingness to cooperate and a large family problem—Lauren’s parents have been kidnapped for a ransom she can no longer pay. Josie has a big challenge of her own: how to redeem herself after losing her job as a detective. When Josie and Lauren join forces to rescue the parents, they discover they make a great team, in more ways than one.

Will Josie’s troubled past come back to haunt her? And who did kill Lauren’s lover?


Series: The Wolfkin Saga, 1
Author:  SJ Himes
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Werewolves, Romance,

Length: 427 pages

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


An ancient civilization long hidden from humanity is on the brink of chaos and war. Peaceful for thousands of years, the wolfkin clans are mysteriously losing packmates, kidnapped and killed by unknown foes. 

The nightmare begins with an ambush by humans at a gathering of their kind, and lives are lost. Among them is Luca, youngest grandson of the two most powerful wolves in the Northern Clans. Thought long dead and gone, he is forced into a half-life, hidden in the far northern wilds of Canada and cut off from his kind. Those who raised him have no idea the creature they harbor in their midst, and name him Ghost. He begins to lose himself over the long years, and though he barely recalls his true name, the one wolf he never forgets is Kane. 

Kane, Heir to the wolfkin clan Black Pine, is charged with hunting down the traitors who betrayed their kind to the humans. Years fly by, and more wolves are dying. He refuses to give up, and he vows to never again fail another of their kind, as he failed young Luca years before. His heart tells him Luca lives, but his mind tells him that it’s foolish hope, his guilt eating him alive. 

Fate and magic change the course of their lives, and the two wolves long separated by the years find their paths intertwining. Though the gift of their reunion doesn’t come without price. Faced by the consequences of their growing love, and the goddess-forged bond between them, Kane and Ghost are besieged on all sides. Enemies are coming for their blood, and without the steadfast loyalty and love of family and friends, they may not be safe from the very people they fight to protect.

Book One in a series, The Wolfkin Saga. 150,000+ words, contains graphic sex between men, dubious consent, mentions of abuse. Contains gore and violence. Mature readers only.


Series: Scarlet & the White Wolf, 4
Author:  Kirby Crow
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

Length: 182 pages

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


The sun has returned to the Land of Night and Liall has claimed a throne he never wanted, but many still oppose the presence of his beloved Scarlet at court. While the powerful barons clamor for a royal heir to secure the succession, rumors fly of Liall's marriage to a baron's daughter, driving a painful wedge between the lovers.

But the proposed marriage of Lady Ressilka isn't the only reason Scarlet has grown distant. His magic is changing, mutating into a dangerous power he does not understand, and the only people who might be able to help him control it are the Ancients, who once tried to murder him.

When the borders of Rshan are threatened and war looms, Liall agrees to a forbidden pact to save Scarlet, but the bargain may cost the Wolf his life.


Series: (Amendyr Book 3)
Author:  Rae D. Magdon
Genre: Lesbian, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Desert Palm Press; 1 edition (March 31, 2015)

Note: The first two books in this series are The Second Sister and Wolf's Eyes.


Ailynn Gothel has always been the perfect daughter. Thanks to her mother's teachings, she knows how to heal the sick, conjure the elements, and take care of Raisa, her closest and dearest friend. But when Ailynn's feelings for Raisa grow deeper, her simple life falls apart. Her mother hides Raisa deep in a cave to shield her from the world, and Ailynn must leave home in search of a spell to free her. While the kingdom beyond the forest is full of dangers, Ailynn’s greatest fear is that Raisa will no longer want her when she returns. She is a witch’s daughter, after all—and witches never get their happily ever after.


Title: Worth More Than Words
Author:  Michael Barnette
Genre: Gay, Romance, Science Fiction


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 2015)

Blurb: No blurb yet. It will probably be an autobuy for me.


Title: Dutch
Series: (The Keeper Series, #1)
Author:  Madhuri Blaylock
Genre: Romance, Interracial, Paranormal, Dark Urban Fantasy

Length: ??

Publisher: ?? Release date?? Not yet on Amazon


Arrogant, handsome, and detached, deadly assassin Dutch Mathew has an insatiable appetite for bourbon, cigarettes, and women. A Keeper for The Gate, the shadowy organization designed to control Death and her Poochas, those reclaimers helping the dead cross back to life, he has three simple rules for anyone sharing his bed: no talking, no kissing, no touching.

Juma Landry is all about talking and kissing and touching. The more talking and kissing and touching, the better.

And as one of Death's Poochas, the best in fact, she is Dutch's next assignment. He is tasked with ending each and every one of her nine lives but with her sharp banter, beautiful smile, and hips made for all kinds of wickedness, she isn't going to make that easy.

Set in New York City and Trivandrum, DUTCH, book one in The Keeper Series, is a unique and sexy urban fairytale - a must read for anyone who likes their raunch with a twist of romance and a hint of magic. Watch for it to hit shelves this Fall 2015.


Author:  EM Hodge
Genre: Lesbian, Romance, Interracial, Paranormal, Dark Urban Fantasy

Length: 142 Pages

Publisher: Sapphire Books Publishing (November 15, 2014)


Undone is a love story told in verse. It is a journey of two women out of loneliness, to friendship, lust, love, and finally moving in together. Hopefully, you will experience these poems as instances of sensuous experience in words spoken aloud with a lover.


Series: Rage, 2
Author:  Sam C. Leonhard
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Epic Fantasy

Length: 310 Pages

Publisher: DSP Publications (September 8, 2015)

Note: The first book in the series is Forbidden Monastery.


Broken by the death of Keiran, Rage is lingering on the brink of suicide, but Lucinda refuses to accept that her best friend is gone. Stubborn as ever, she won’t allow Rage to sneak out of her life before he has solved a few critical issues. Together, they get back to the Forbidden Monastery, face the past, and find out Keiran is not as dead as he is supposed to be.

Their hope for peace and rest is not to be fulfilled. Keiran has to deal with the burden of unwanted magic his would-be killer has put on his shoulders. Lucinda has to face a murder trial, and Rage needs to seek out old allies in order to sort out the mess they are in.

They have to tread carefully in the empress’s city, a place humming with political obstacles and filled with plotting lords, grieving mothers, and one very crazy monk. The threesome stumbles upon a scheme to start a large-scale war and somehow must find a way to foil the plans. Slowly Rage comes to the realization that sometimes even the most important rules must be broken to save an entire kingdom.


TitleSubject 13
Author:  Ethan Stone
Narrated by: John Solo
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Length: 6 Hours 35 Minutes

Publisher: Wilde City Press


Luke Kincaid's life is exploding all around him. First, his lover leaves him to marry a woman, then childhood nightmares return with a vengeance. He finds comfort in his renewed friendship with high school buddy, Ben Skinner. Luke works on rebuilding his life, but repressed memories threaten everything. Luke and Ben investigate his past while Luke fights his attraction to Ben, who he believes is straight.


Series: Evolution, 2
Author:  Ethan Stone
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Length: 186 Pages

Publisher: DSP Publications


Sequel to Evolution
Evolution: Book Two

Evolution made music history when one bandmate turned vampire and another joined the vampire hate movement Preservation Group. Gene is trying to cling to the music as his relationship with Kerstrande begins to spiral into the darkness of hidden demons. Jaded by his years as a vampire flunkie, Kerstrande uses his newly won power over New York City to destroy his enemies and protect Gene. But a demon called a Fallen begins to take control of KC, slowly devouring his soul and through him the entire city. Battling against the evil that wants to destroy him, Kerstrande fights to hold onto Gene’s brightness.

A power unlike any other grows within Gene and shines like a beacon to the demons surrounding him. Realizing that only he can save his lover, Gene is willing to do anything to shake the darkness loose. Even if it means reshaping the future, the band, and his own existence.


SeriesAstreiant, Book 1
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Slow Burn Romance, Epic Fantasy,

Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins

Publisher: Lethe Press


Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b’Estorr.

The art of astrology is a very real power in the kingdom and plays as much a role in politics as greed and intrigue. Rathe finds himself struggling to find the children before a major astrological event brings about catastrophe.

The first in a series of fantasy novels filled with adventure, intrigue, and gay romance.

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