Saturday, February 6, 2016

What is on the Reading Radar? #Wishlist #TBR

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted my reading wishlist. Unfortunately, I haven't had many chances to read this past month. February is a new month and hopefully things will go back to normal. :)

I've really been looking for sci-fi books and there seem to be a lot releasing this year. If you have any suggestions, don't be afraid to comment.

*rubs hands together* Now for the fun stuff.

Title: The Persephone Star
Author: Jamie Sullivan
Publisher: LT3 Press
Length: 137 pages
Genre: Romance / Historical / Lesbian / Steampunk / Science Fiction / The Devil's Land


As Post Mistress of Fortuna, Penelope Moser knows just about everything about everyone. It's a job she takes seriously, no matter who comes to pry for gossip, or how unsettling the messages are—but even she is more than a little frightened by rumors that The Persephone Star has been spotted nearby. That means Mirage Currier is out of prison and coming to settle up with the man who put her in jail: Cullen Wiley, Sheriff of Fortuna and Penelope's fiancé. 

The worst comes to pass when Penelope is kidnapped—or so she thinks. But the simple truth she thought she knew starts to unravel, leaving her to choose between the man she promised to marry or the woman destined for the gallows.

Title: Eternity in the Tides
Author: Freddy MacKay 
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC; First edition (February 24, 2016)
Length: 152 pages

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Fantasy / Multicultural & Interracial/ 


Autumn has always been Zak's favorite season for hiking and camping. Not to mention breathing in all that crisp fall air and sitting around toasty bonfires. That all changed a year and a half ago when a rich prick high on prescription pills sideswiped Zak while he was out biking.
Now his days are filled with pain and limited mobility. No more camping. No more trails. Zak's life as he knew it is gone forever.

Back at his beloved stomping grounds, Zak is ready to say hello and goodbye one last time. But when a cry from the frigid Lake Superior waters throws him into the role of a rescuer, more than just his life hangs in the balance. Little did Zak know how much one person giving a damn mattered to him.

Title: Bounty, The Series
Author: Christine D'Abo 
Publisher: Riptitde Publishing (April 25, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Science Fiction / Multicultural & Interracial/ 

Note: The collection is for No Quarter,
No Remedy, and No Master which will be released separately. The collection is only available through the publisher and right now is discounted 20% off.

Bounty hunters and pirates may contend for dominance in the vast reaches of interstellar space, but the heart of the conflict always comes down to who you know. Who you hate. Who you love.

Whether the prize is a priceless gem, political gain, the antidote to a rare poison, or a bounty big enough to secure any hunter’s future, the only way for a pirate or a hunter to come out ahead is by building alliances. One system, one planet, one person, one heart at a time. The distance between the stars may be infinite, but love doesn’t care about boundaries.

Publisher's note: The titles in this collection are edited second edition, previously published in 2010 through 2011.

Title: Clockwork Heart
Series: Clockwork Love, Book 1
Author: Heidi Cullinan 
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (February 2, 2016)
Length: 250 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Science Fiction / Steampunk / Alternate World / Fantasy



Love, adventure and a steaming good time.

As the French army leader’s bastard son, Cornelius Stevens enjoys a great deal of latitude. But when he saves an enemy soldier using clockwork parts, he’s well aware he risks hanging for treason. That doesn’t worry him half as much, however, as the realization he’s falling for his patient.

Johann Berger never expected to survive his regiment’s suicide attack on Calais, much less wake up with mechanical parts. To avoid discovery, he’s forced to hide in plain sight as Cornelius’s lover—a role Johann finds himself taking to surprisingly well.

When a threat is made on Cornelius’s life, Johann learns the secret of the device implanted in his chest—a mythical weapon both warring countries would kill to obtain. Caught up in a political frenzy, in league with pirates, dodging rogue spies, mobsters and princesses with deadly parasols, Cornelius and Johann have no time to contemplate how they ended up in this mess. All they know is, the only way out is together—or not at all.

Warning: Contains tinkers, excessive clockwork appendages, and a cloud-sweeping tour of Europe. A little absinthe, a little theft, a little exhibitionism. Men who love men, women who love women, and some who aren’t particular.

Title: The Essent Quest
Author: J.J. Lore
Publisher: LooseID
Genre: Romance / Gay / Science Fiction / Erotic Romance?

Note: This is on the LooseID Coming Soon page but there isn't a release date or blurb available


Title: Malachite
Author: Kirby Crow
Publisher: Bonecamp (January 1, 2016)
Length: 341 pages
Genre: Romance / Gay / Science Fiction / Epic Fantasy



Marion Casterline is the highwarden of Malachite, an ancient, beautiful city floating in a shallow sea. In the aftermath of a brutal gang war, there is finally peace in the city, which gains new life every year through the sacred ritual of Aequora. Through Aequora, exiles, outlaws, and orphans can become citizens of Malachite. This ritual is vital to the city's survival, because Malachite is populated only by males. 

Jean Rivard grew up in the Zanzare slums at Marion's side. As boys, they were branded into the violent Teschio gangs that ruled the criminal underworld of Malachite. Known in the slums as the Prince, Jean became a spy, an assassin, and Marion's lover. As men, they worked together to destroy the Teschio and crown Kon Sessane as magestros of the city, only to drift apart after the battles were won: Jean to the Black Keep, Marion to the grand halls of the Consolari.

When Marion announces his engagement to Kon's son, Jean is hurt and resentful. Marion is leaving him and their past behind in every possible way. Marion also believes that he's starting a new life, but when a charismatic rebel leader kindles a revolt in the slums, he realizes that the only man who can prevent war from devouring the city he loves is his very own prince.

Title: Welcome to Meteor Springs
Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: WildCity
Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Science Fiction / Time Travel / Series

Note: This Title is on WildCity's Coming Soon list.  No date or blurb given.


Title: Twice the Growl
Series: (Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 1)
Author: Milly Taiden
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press (August 29, 2014)
Length: 148 pages

Genre: Erotic Romance / Poly / Paranormal / MFM



Paranormal Dating Agency Book 1 (STANDALONE)
A BBW in need of a date + Two hot Alphas looking for a mate = The hottest triad ever.

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.

Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.

As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She'll either prove she's strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.

Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (including a threesome so hot it will make your ereader sizzle), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with some sarcasm and two hot men on one curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Title: The Warrior, the Healer, and the Thief
Author: Diana Jean
Publisher: LT3 Press
Length: 148 pages

Genre: Romance / Poly / Lesbian / Historical



Chastity 'Chase' Temple isn't fond of domesticity or permanence. She's an expert on survival and enjoys her freedom in the Sierra Nevada, and is less than pleased when she's called back to Independence to lead a wagon train to Oregon Territory. She expects it to be a difficult journey. She doesn't expect Mara and Ari. 

Mara is a missionary and talented healer trying to start a new life, one well away from the family she's leaving back East. Ari is the daughter of a runaway slave, a professional thief of mysterious ability who's traveled the country carrying a dark past.

All three prefer to walk alone, but if they're going to survive legendary beasts and powerful magic of the unforgiving west, they'll have to learn that sometimes there's strength in numbers.

Title: Bearly There
Series: City Shifters
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 114 Pages

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Shifters

Note: Bunny!! Available for early download through the publisher. General release is March 1, 2016


One surly bear and one bunny boy…what could possibly go wrong?

Jagger Osterman is having a bad day. In fact, he’s not the slightest bit impressed with 2015 at all. His job is on the line, and it’s not like he loves being a marketing wunderkind, but he has to do something to pay the bills. If he had his way, he’d just vanish into the mountains and live out his life as the black bear he yearns to shift into. Unfortunately, Jagger doesn’t have the time to let his beast run. He has responsibilities that he can’t walk away from.

Kevin Kelly could tell Jagger a thing or two about bad days, bad years, and just out and out bad luck. He made the mistake of smarting off to a curandera years ago and hasn’t been able to shake the curse she put on him yet. There’s not an area of his life that hasn’t been screwed up in one way or another. As a pronghorn shifter, he’d be okay on his own in the wild. Sure, there’d be predators, but Kevin had come to realize the worst predators were the human kind.

But he can’t shift. He’s been solidly bound to human form since being cursed.

Two men, both trapped in their own ways. They’re about to find out that freedom comes in many forms.

Title: Thorns and Fangs
Author: Gillian St. Kevern
Publisher: NineStar Press (January 17, 2016)
Length: 374 pages

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



Nate is caught between two dangerously hot vampires who can compel people to do whatever they want and a ruthless necromancer who wants Nate for all the wrong reasons—and that’s only the start of his problems. 

Escort Nate prides himself on two things: his ability to please his clients and his normality – living in the monster capital of the world, ordinary is rare. Hunter, a darkly charming vampire with more charisma than is good for him, decides Nate is just what he needs. Nate’s sympathetic nature and skill in the bedroom are put to the ultimate test. But Hunter wants Nate for someone else – his brother, Ben. Nate is immediately attracted by the control with which Ben holds his sensitive nature in force. Too afraid of becoming a monster to allow himself to feel, Ben struggles to resist Nate’s generosity of emotion. As a vindictive necromancer makes Ben his target of revenge, Nate discovers that making people feel good doesn’t compare to making Ben feel. As Nate’s normal world crumbles around him, and he desperately searches for a way to save Ben, Nate is unable to escape becoming the necromancer’s latest victim.

But Nate’s death is only the beginning. Coming back to life in the bathroom of Gunn, a Department Seven officer who hates the vampire family that Ben and Hunter belong to, Nate doesn’t know who to trust or even what he is. As the necromancer’s trap pulls tighter around himself and Ben, Nate is forced to let go of normal and embrace powers he doesn’t fully understand. In defiance of Ben’s vampire sire and hunted by Department Seven, Nate and Ben finally learn to trust and rely on each other. But when the necromancer succeeds in capturing Ben, Nate alone can come to his rescue.

Thorns and Fangs contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.

Title: Escape
Series: Alpha Planet
Author: Mark Blackstone
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Length: 74 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Science Fiction /



When the notorious Alphan fighter pilot, Avollo, is captured in battle, he's expecting to be transferred to a military prison, so when he arrives at a civilian Xyran prison on a remote jungle moon, he knows he's in trouble. He's surrounded by his enemies, and he knows his only chance of survival is escape—and quickly. 

Geth and Nix are Xyran bondmates who've been waiting years to get their revenge on the fighter pilot who cost Geth his military career. When they arrange to have Avollo transferred to their prison, they think up a fitting scheme to put their Alphan enemy to death.

Without the vast reaches of space between them, the Xyrans and the Alphan come face to face for the first time—and they realize their war is just beginning. A war of lust and love. A war of denied desires.

Title: Red River
Series: A Pack Story
Author: Cardeno C.
Length: 122 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Mpreg / Paranormal / Shifters



Two Alpha shifters join together to lead their pack and build a family. 

Commitment, loyalty, and strength aren’t enough to make Wesley Stone’s birth pack accept an Alpha with a physical imperfection, even if it’s a meaningless mark. Putting the safety of his pack above his own wellbeing, Wesley trades himself for another Alpha and agrees to mate with a stranger in a mysterious, insular pack.

Alphas from Jobe Root’s family have led the Red River pack from the first day shifters walked the earth. Now the time has come for Jobe to fulfill his destiny, but to do that, he needs his mate by his side. Spiritual, easygoing Jobe reveres Mother Nature and trusts in fate, yet he can’t help being nervous about how his mate will react to his new life in Red River, his new life with Jobe.

Two Alphas with contrasting personalities, different upbringings, and divergent beliefs come together for the good of their packs. But to stay together, Wesley and Jobe must see beyond the surface and embrace every facet of themselves and their union.

Title: Open Skies
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: LT3 Press (March 23, 2016)
Length: 122 pages

Genre: Aromantic / Asexual Queerplatonic / Sci-fi / Solitary Travelers



Partners for seven years, Ilsa and Kai are the best Professional Finders in the business. There's nothing they can't track down, no matter how hazardous the path or unfamiliar the star system.

Eleazar Dantes isn't the first client to hire them to locate lost family, but he is the most unpleasant. For double their usual fee, though, Kai and Ilsa will tolerate a lot—even Dantes' insistence that he tag along on the investigation. A high stakes hunt is no time for distractions. When Kai realizes his true feelings for Ilsa, his timing couldn't be worse.

Because as the trail they follow grows more dangerous, Kai and Ilsa begin to doubt they'll find Eleazar's missing daughter alive.

Title: Penal Station 05
Series: (With This Mark Book 1)
Author: Valentina Heart
Publisher: LooseID

Genre: Romantic / Gay / Sci-fi / Space Opera



Jared, a guard on one of the many penal space stations, is good at his job, but painfully naive. Getting convicted for a crime he didn’t commit and being sentenced to a life in prison did not feature in his vision of the future. When he gets rescued, then promptly claimed as property by Sar, the most dangerous and biggest man on the penal station, he’s just about ready to gracefully faint.

But Sar is apparently a genius with a hidden face and big expectations. Sar wants Jared to learn to fight, he expects Jared to serve his sexual needs, and to socialize with Sar’s friends. So while Jared works on his stances and apparently can’t get enough of sex, he still has trouble cheerfully conversing with the same men who would rather kill him or claim him for their own.

All of that changes with new arrivals, a kidnapping, and secret agendas. Will Jared survive torture and is Sar bad and mad enough to rescue him, or are they more likely to perish when the clock ticks off and the station blinks out with the sound of an explosion?


  1. I'm going to recommend some older ones in case people missed them.

    Pelaam's contributions to the Alpha Planet collection, "Captive" and

    Chris T Kat's "Breeding Stations" and "Battle Stations"

    Jamie Craig's "Outcast Mine"

    Becky Black's "Mapping the Station"

    Amy Rae Durreson's "In Heaven and Earth"

    M.A. Church's "The Harvest"

    Alex Powell's "Rangers Over Regulus"

    Belinda McBride's "The Bacchi"

    Leona Carver's "Piper"

    M.C. Hana's "Moro's Price"

    Alicia Nordwell's "The Experiment"

    Lyn Gala's "Turbulence" and "Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts"

    Angel Martinez' "Sub Zero" and "Gravitational Attraction"

    Kai Gracen's "Black Dog Blues"

    And, of course, your science fictions.

    I hope there's at least one you haven't read.

    1. Thanks Alison! Great list with many of my favorites. I'm excited that there are a couple here that I haven't read.

      Becky Black's "Mapping the Station"
      Amy Rae Durreson's "In Heaven and Earth"
      Leona Carver's "Piper"
      Kai Gracen's "Black Dog Blues"