Saturday, April 30, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

The last day of April. I'm really, really tired of time going by so quickly. Releasing Chaos is coming along better than it was, and with luck, I can have it finished at the end of May and start the self edits. Then I can work on Bespoken. :)

Now for the fun stuff! There's like over twenty covers and I wanted to add so many more because it was as if I found a treasure trove. But I'm holding them for next weekend.

Title: Lime Gelatin & Other Monsters
Series : Off Beat Crimes, 1
Author(s): Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing?

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Police Officers / 

Notes: Pre-order goes up in July. I've already read this but it's been expanded by about 9k.

Blurb: What good is a squad of cops with psychic abilities if all of them are defective?

Officer Kyle Monroe’s encounter with a strange gelatinous creature in an alley leaves him scarred and forever changed, revealing odd abilities he wishes he didn’t have and earning him reassignment to Philadelphia’s 77th Precinct where all the cops have defective paranormal abilities.

Just as Kyle’s starting to adjust to his fellow misfit squad mates, his new partner arrives. Tall, physically perfect, reserved, and claiming he has no broken psychic talents, Vikash Soren irritates Kyle in every way. But as much as he’d like to hate Vikash, Kyle finds himself oddly drawn to him, their non-abilities meshing in unexpected ways.

Now, if Kyle and Vikash can learn to work together, they just might be able to stop the mysterious killer who has been leaving mutilated bodies along the banks of the Schuylkill.

Title: Craving His Love
Series : Black Hills Wolves, 47
Author(s): Kayleigh Malcom
Length: 87 pages
Publisher: Decadent Publishing (May 6, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Shifters

Notes: This is a collaborative universe among several authors, so you should be able to read it as a standalone

Blurb: Stone McKie has come back to the Black Hills, the only place he’s ever felt at home. He never expected to find a mate waiting, or that the creative omega would be terrified of him. 

Josh was raised believing that he wasn’t worth anything other than being a whipping boy for more dominant wolves. The thought of being the mate to a big, burly tattoo artist is too terrifying to contemplate, but he can’t seem to keep his distance.

When a threat from Josh’s past catches up to him, he has to turn to the one man who scares him for protection. Can Josh get past his fears and accept the love he desperately craves? Will Stone have to leave the one place he’s ever felt at home, to follow his mate?

Title: The Dragon Tree Legacy
Series :
Author(s): Ali Vali
Length: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 1, 2012)

Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Former Special Forces / Suspense /


Blurb: At age thirteen, Major Wiley Gremillion sat with Aubrey Tarver under their dragon tree, sure of her future. She’d share her life with Aubrey and continue her family’s tradition of military service.

But as a sniper with Special Forces, code name Black Dragon, her enemies cost her a future with Aubrey. Walking away was the only way to keep Aubrey whole. Now retired, Wiley knows she’ll be alone, dividing her time between her canvasses and helping others with her unique military skill set.

Time hasn’t dulled the pain of losing Wiley for Aubrey, but she has to set that aside when her choices put her life and her family’s lives in real danger. The only way out is Wiley, but after so many years, Aubrey’s not sure that’s an option.

Aubrey’s first call sets off a firestorm that will take all Wiley’s experience to escape, and along the way they might find what they lost. Together they started their story under a tree, and they’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t end on the streets of New Orleans.

Title: To Terminator with Love
Series :
Author(s): Wes Kennedy
Length: 42k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Asexual / Bisexual / 


Blurb: Dexter Wu's life is hectic, but he's managing—mostly. He's on the verge of finishing grad school, and that means putting the final touches on his number one project: HAL, a social robot and children's storytelling companion. But his best friend is leaving the country for good, his birthday's coming up, he's swamped with studying for finals, and he hasn't slept in days.
He's also going to destroy the world.

At least, his robot is, according to the possibly untrustworthy Agency, an organization whose mission is to protect the world at all costs. After his birthday party turns into a fight for his life, Dexter's simple life of fast food and Netflix binges is replaced by a glitchy oracle, the world's douchiest secret agents, and an ever-increasing chain of conspiracies.

With the help of Andre, a mysterious and disenchanted young agent turned rogue, Dexter sets out to plead his case to the Director in an effort to get his life back to what counts as normal—but he should know by now nothing is ever so easy.

Title: Jericho Junction
Series : Mark of Lycos
Author(s): Marie Harte
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Romance / Poly / Shifters / MMF / Bisexual / 


Blurb: A cat, a demon and a bear. Oh my.

Jericho Dark Walker is a Bear, born to shift into both an animal’s and man’s form. He’s second in command to the mixed group of shifters living in the Great Forest. For years it had been his dream to see his clan reintroduced to the land of their ancestors. But now that he’s back he finds himself restless, unable to find joy in even the simplest back scratch or hive of honey. The female shifters offer little challenge, more than eager to bed the Great Clan’s beta, and with everyone getting along, there’s little more for him to do than break up the rare fight.

When an opportunity arrives to represent the clan and work with the athmae to oust an evil plaguing the outer edge of the Great Forest, he gratefully volunteers. The alpha’s brother has mated with an athmae—a demon—so Jericho thinks he knows what to expect. But his new partner is anything but typical. The athmae assigned to work with him is a male demon as large as Jericho, and just as deadly. No sex demon, but a hunter with the instincts of a true predator. So why is Jericho so taken with the male, when he has only ever felt desire for a female?

And why, when they rescue an annoying, sexy cat shifter from certain death, do his instincts scream at him to claim both the feline female and the demon as his own? Bears don’t mate outside their species, yet everything inside Jericho pushes him to do just that. A cat, a demon and a bear. Oh my.

Title: Always Forgotten
Series :
Author(s): LM Brown
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Fireborn

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy


Blurb: Caleb has been cursed for two hundred years. He is doomed to watch every man he has sex with forget him as soon as they part company. Each of his lovers then meets their true love within hours of leaving his presence. As rumours about his strange ability spread, more and more men come to his bed, hoping to find love--just not with him. 

When Ethan's best friend makes him an appointment with the mysterious Caleb, Ethan is sceptical but curious. Despite a shaky start, Ethan and Caleb connect sexually and emotionally then soon begin to wonder if Ethan has the power to break the curse by being the only one to remember Caleb after he leaves.

Whether Ethan remembers Caleb or not, with a warlock standing between them, the road to happiness is going to be tough.

Title: The Gunslinger's Man
Series :
Author(s): Helena Maeve
Length: 76k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Steampunk / Cowboys / Western / Vampires /

Notes: Early download through publisher May 10th. General Release Date: 21st June 2016

Blurb: Halloran was meant to free them, but Asher has never known a harsher prison.

Hiring a band of outlaws to assassinate the mayor may be a bold move, but Asher Franklin can’t take another minute of bowing and scraping to the sadist who runs his hometown. Graveyards teem with the bodies of those have tried and failed to rebel against the powers that be, but the legendary Red Horn Riders hold an invaluable advantage over their predecessors. They’re already dead.

Common wisdom would have it that vampires seldom keep faith with humans, though, and The Red Horn Riders are no exception. Halloran, the ruthless bandit at the helm of the gang and Sargasso’s prospective savior, would rather claim Asher for his own than grant him the fate he deserves. His unwelcome kindness is Asher’s worst nightmare. To be chattel is bad enough. To be the property of the one vampire whose duplicity just cost the lives of Asher’s friends is so much worse.

Yet in the ungoverned deserts of the Wild West, vampires are a law onto themselves and terror comes in many forms. Halloran’s bite may be sharp, but worse foes roam the sands than Asher can begin to imagine.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of dubious consent, and violence.

Title: No Secrets Needed
Series : New Beginnings, 2
Author(s): Ann Anderson
Length: 67k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay

Notes: Release Date: Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Blurb: After bidding farewell to his family and Trint, the man he's come to care for, Rafe heads out to sea, free to be himself for the first time in his life—free to learn himself, away from the constraints and trials of his mother, away from the terrible person he believed himself to be while forced to live with her. 

When Rafe returns home his family is waiting for him—but there's no sign of Trint. With a little push from his ward, Rafe decides to be bold and go after what he wants, though he fears in the end that all his efforts might still not be good enough to overcome the past and the secrets that have controlled so much of his life.

Title: Rocked by Love
Series : (Gargoyles Series, 4)
Author(s): Christine Warren
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 1, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gargoyles! /

Notes: Not sure if these can be read out of order. I snagged this one because I like the blurb and Gargoyles! I didn't realize it was a series.

Blurb: Kylie Kramer knows that she's putting her life in danger when she decides to investigate her friend's mysterious death. What she doesn't know is that she's being watched over by a powerful protector. A legend in stone who has defended humanity throughout the ages. A rock-hard savior who swoops down from the sky, scoops Kylie into his impossibly strong arms, and draws her into a world that no mortal woman can imagine...or resist.


As the strongest of the gargoyles, Dag is sworn to destroy the demons that threaten Kylie's world before returning to his stony slumber. But the burning desire she ignites in him is even harder to fight-an all-consuming force that, once unleashed, can never be tamed. As their passion grows, so do the ranks of a demonic army plotting to take over the earth. When the ultimate battle begins, Dag and Kylie must face some demons of their own-to carve out a love that's stronger than time...

Title: Embracing the Clan
Series : Master of Dragons, 3
Author(s): Caitlin Ricci
Length: 18 pages
Publisher: eXtasy

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters


Blurb: With the ice dragons backing off, the others have gone hunting, leaving Avery and Tobit home alone. They’re the smallest members of the clan, and the weakest, but that has never bothered Tobit. He just wants everyone to be safe and happy, and he does whatever he can to make that happen. And now that he has some alone time with Avery, he knows it’s his chance to get close to the other dragon.
Avery doesn’t understand what it means to completely belong to the clan, not yet at least, and what Tobit describes to him is different than anything he’s ever considered before. With Tobit there to guide him, they’ll come together to make the clan whole again.

Title: Claimed
Series : An Evan's Alphas Prequel
Author(s): DJ Heart
Length: 322 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Former Military / Contemporary / Paranormal? /

Notes: I can't tell if this is paranormal or not with all the use of alpha as if it means something specific.

Blurb: Fresh out of the Army, alpha and all around stud Chad Brand is enjoying life as a private contractor for Tank Security. That is, until he decides to go out on the town and ends up getting hit on by his boss.

Peter Tank is the ultimate alpha—bigger, stronger and more ruthless than anyone Chad has ever met—and Chad runs away with his tail between his legs before giving his intimidatingly dominant boss so much as a chance.

He just doesn’t understand. Peter is an alpha. Why would he be hitting on Chad? And why does thinking back on the encounter make Chad’s stomach feel tight and hot and fluttery? Chad can’t really be interested in another alpha—can he?

Peter Tank is in trouble. The handsome young alpha he literally sent running for the hills is a fresh recruit, and Peter just received his performance review. It’s not good.

Chad is not at all the ruthless, morally challenged kind of alpha Tank Security needs to get things done. He’s a genuinely good guy, and Peter has little use for those.

But if Peter fires Chad now, it’s going to look an awful lot like retaliation for rejecting Peter’s advances. 
Peter has no choice but to keep Chad on, and he’s going to have to keep his paws to himself. 

If only the sexy young stud didn’t make it so hard...

(This 60,000 word novel contains the story of how Peter and Chad from the Evan’s Alphas series got together. It is not necessary to have read any of the Evan’s Alphas books to understand what is going on. The story has a HEA and no cliffhanger.)

Title: The Empty Hourglass
Series : Deal with a Devil
Author(s): Corneila Grey
Length: 201 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Romance / Steampunk / Gay / Fantasy /


Blurb: Thomas Escott has always wanted to be a toymaker, yet just as he achieves his dream, an accident claims his right hand. He’s certain his life is over—until he hears about groundbreaking prosthetics being made by a reclusive inventor. 

Jethro Hastings is perfectly content to live alone up in the mountains working on a secret masterpiece: a humanoid automaton that will change the scientific community forever. He’s behind schedule, and the date of the unveiling is fast approaching, so when Thomas shows up on his doorstep offering help in exchange for a mechanical hand, Jethro agrees. Time, after all, is running out on another deal he’s made: one with the devil.

The devil gives Jethro’s inventions life, but he can just as quickly take life away—Jethro’s, to be exact. As the sand in the devil’s hourglass falls, marking the time until the end of the deal, inventions go haywire, people get hurt, and Thomas realizes he needs Jethro just as much as his prosthetic. Now he must find a way to save Jethro’s soul, but negotiating with a devil is just as difficult as it sounds.

Title: Heaven Sent
Series : (Heaven's Rejects MC Book 1)
Author(s): Avelyn Paige
Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Motorcycle Club



Bloody…broken…barely surviving…
Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas.

Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested.

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?

Title: Perilous
Series :
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 115 pages
Publisher: NineStar Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Historical / 


Blurb: In 1803, England declares war on France, staking the fates of two mighty empires against one another. Thousands of men serve in the British navy, hungry for distinction in the battle against Bonaparte. 

One of them, Lieutenant Thomas Williams, thinks he knows what he wants out of life: prize money at sea, a career of decent note, and the means to maintain his independence when he leaves the navy. What he finds is service under Captain Christopher Knightly: a tactical genius, inveterate charmer, and the youngest son of a wealthy noble house.

Their unexpected and perilous love affair is a gamble against the odds, for in a time of war, nothing is sure to last. If the French don’t tear them apart, one slip in front of the wrong eyes or ears might. When the demands of Christopher’s family take him from Thomas’s side, he thinks it might be the best thing for his captain. Little does Tom realize just how far Christopher will go to return to him, and when life takes a turn for the worse, how much further he will go to save him.

Perilous contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.

Title: Leopold
Series :
Author(s): MD Grimm

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi

Notes: So. I have no idea where I found this. I think a review but I don't know which blog. I obviously didn't save the source and I can't find it on sale. So this has to be a future release. I snagged it because it's Sci-Fi by Grimm. You might see me post this again in the future.


Title: Rex's Mate
Series :
Author(s): VS Morgan
Length: 2 hours and 39 minutes
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifter

Notes: I've already read the ebook and really liked it. An audiobook would be nice for road trips.

Blurb: Former assassin Rex realizes retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be without someone to share it with. He longs for the kind of connection his friends Hunter and Casey have. Tired of meaningless hookups, Rex and his wolf are ready to find their mate. But what if his mate is the human-were bunny shifter his former boss placed in his care? Can he win the heart of this fierce and beautiful man?

Abducted and genetically altered against his will, Aaron is thrust into a world he'd thought was only make-believe. Under the protection of a Minnesota wolf pack, he struggles with his new abilities as a rabbit shifter and his growing attraction for his cocky protector. Can he trust the former assassin to keep him safe and find his brother still being held captive by the evil group responsible for changing his life forever?

Title: Druids Lodge
Series :
Author(s): Kelly Clemmons
Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifter / 


Blurb: What lurks in Dartmoor? 

After his father’s death, Finn Darcy returns to his ancestral home to become chief of his werecat clan. The mysterious Druids Lodge lies nestled in the shadows of Dartmoor National Park, where the legendary Beast of Dartmoor, a large panther, roams the woods and moors.

Finn cannot take his place as the head of the clan before he claims his mate, Luke Devlin, the one he marked when they were children. Feeling he was deceived at the start of their relationship, Luke refuses to accept his fate. He bides his time, determined to escape when the opportunity presents itself, before Finn’s jealous and possessive dual nature destroys everything they have left.

But then werecats and their mates start disappearing, and Finn is adamant his mate must be protected at all costs. Events take a grim turn when Finn is abducted and forced to fight for his life. Luke must choose between his chance at freedom or saving Finn.

Title: ceili
Series :
Author(s): Moriah Gemel
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (March 17, 2016)

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


Blurb: The Los Angeles music scene has not been kind to Devon Caelin. He struggles to fit in and has a streak of bad luck the length of the Sunset Strip. One rare rainy night, he drowns his sorrows from bar-to-bar, until he stumbles into an alley club called Céilí. He discovers that it’s home to a small community of mystical people making their way in the human world and that he found it only because he is Fae himself. With mentoring from the pub’s proprietor, Eldan—a powerful Fae Lord protecting his kind in the city—Devon unearths his past and discovers his magical abilities. His life appears to be back on track—until a member of the Faerie Court is murdered and the secret of their world is threatened.

Title: Own it
Series : (Burning Bastards MC Book 4)
Author(s): Ryder Dane
Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Vinvatar Publishing (April 1, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Motorcycle Club / Poly / MFM / Bromance /


Blurb: Amy Remis is done trying to catch the eyes of the two men that she’s been crushing on since she was fourteen. Or at least, that’s her new goal. Really, who needs that kind rejection day in and day out. Plus, it’s not like she doesn’t have enough to deal with. Between working, sleuthing, and keeping family secrets, she really doesn’t have time for them anyway… Right?

Max and Sailor have had their eyes on the feisty blonde forever. They want to make their move, but issues keep piling up around the Bastard’s clubhouse. People are coming up missing, and the cops want to pin it on the local MC. Adding to the fun, they have at least one snitch. Not that any of this will stop them from going after the one woman who is everything they’ve ever needed.

Title: The Kitchen Boy
Series :
Author(s): August Li
Length: 108 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /


Blurb: Kitchen servant Yoli is one of only three men who know a carefully guarded secret about High Commander Koehen, the brilliant general who united their lands against a common invader. The enemy wants that secret, and they are willing to use either kindness or cruelty to obtain it. 

Yoli must decide if his loyalties lie with the commander, who has shown him more affection than anyone in Yoli’s life, or with his own best interests. High Commander Koehen’s attention is capricious at best—he summons Yoli only when it is convenient for him, and Yoli knows there’s little hope of a future together. Is a glimmer of a hope for love worth sacrificing a chance for prosperity beyond his wildest dreams?

Title: Stray Pup
Series : A Pack Mentality Story
Author(s): Xander Blythe
Length: 30 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters /


Blurb: One bad lust fueled decision leaves Jamie Finch the victim of a bite-and-run. Now faced with turning into a werewolf--a state there is no shifting back from--he chooses to embrace his new nature and leaves the human world behind. 

When he finds the Wildwood pack, one wolf's scent drives Jamie to the brink of rationality. He learns forming an empathic bond with a mate will cool his desires, and he can't deny the longing to finally find a place in the world where he's wanted. But the power of the mating season is strong, and the mating ritual itself leaves Jamie up for grabs to any interested wolf.

Author's Note: This story contains explicit homoerotic content that some readers may find objectionable.

Title: Succumbing to his Fear
Series :
Author(s): River Mitchell
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books (February 26, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / 


Blurb: After a life changing event makes Alfie the legal guardian of his estranged half-siblings, as well as a chance meeting one drunken night, he finds his world turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself was catastrophically wrong. Before meeting Alfie and his family, Fear was content with his casual hookups and one-night stands, purposefully keeping everyone at an arm’s length. As Alfie comes into his burgeoning feelings, a curve ball shakes the two men, threatening to destroy Fear and his new found chance at happiness with Alfie. 

With everything thrown into turmoil, Fear decides to fight for those he loves, Alfie and his family included. Will they be able to survive the collateral damage around them, or will they lose everything?
Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Winner Announcement for the Ruby Red Book Blast

I wanted to thank everyone for participating in the both of the giveaways. You don't know how much that means to me!

The giveaway with Pride Publishing had two prizes of $10 gift certificates. Those winners are:

Emily Ann
Nina Hobson

The second giveaway was conducted here on this blog only and was a signed copy of Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger. Those winners are:

Ree Dee

Lee Todd
Teresa Blomander

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR & #giveaway Reminder

A couple of quick side notes before I get to the good stuff. There are three giveaways still going on. The featured post (points to the right), the Five Senses Blog Tour has a free read blog post and a giveaway that ends the last day of this month.

There are two giveaways for Ruby Red that will end on the 25th: A signed paperback and some gift certificates. You can find the details HERE

And now for the good stuff. It's all over the board... which once I think about it, that's the norm. It just seemed more scattered this time around because I wasn't sure what I wanted to read. Here lately, unless I see the cover with the title, I've been just skimming as I look through the books. Titles are a big thing when book searching. I should probably blog about catchy titles but I think it's already been done. :)

Title: Dax's Desire
Series : Avanti Chronicles, 3
Author(s): Hannah Walker
Length: 428 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / 



The Avanti have made their way to Berinias, the capital and heart of Landran society. Not only is it King Kastain’s home ground, but it’s the seat of the Conclave's power.

Dax finally gets to see Kastain in all his glory— regal, confident, powerful and downright sexy. As events unfold, Dax and Kastain realize everything happening with the Derin, with Martellon, Nestor and Teriva, is linked. Their enemies draw closer and the plots and machinations of the Conclave deepen. They just need to work out who is behind it all and what they hope to gain.

Kastain finds himself turning to Dax, the one person he seems to be able to count on more than anything. The bond between the two leaders is stronger than they expected, and they long for rare times alone so they can explore it. Instead their time is taken up trying to work out which Chieftains they can count on and who is attempting to undermine them at every turn.

When plots and betrayals run deep within the heart of the capital, who will succeed and who will pay the ultimate price?

Title: Sex, Gunpowder, and Saving the Day
Series : The Gentlemen Brothers, 1
Author(s): James Cox
Length: 109 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Steampunk /

Notes: James Cox is always a fun read for me.

Blurb: "You’re brothers. When the sun goes down, stay hidden, stay quiet, and never, ever let go of each other." 

The Great Wave sent the lower class into dirigibles high above the wealthy landowners. The Gentlemen brothers lived in such an airship with their father until the night men came to steal them.

Joshua is the oldest and is now a respectable detective. He never stopped searching for his brothers. When a call comes in that the Lord that saved him is murdered, Joshua must face his past and the Lord’s son. Valance Peasley Junior was his best friend, but one night of unexpected passion tore their friendship apart.

Now, Joshua must deal with the beloved Lord’s death, Val’s decadent body, and finding out how it all ties into that dreadful night.

Title: All That Remains Box Set
Series :
Author(s): S.M. Shade
Length: 975 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Poly / 


Book One: The Last Woman 

When Abby Bailey meets former model and actor, Airen Holder, in a darkened department store, romance is the last thing on her mind. A plague has decimated the population, leaving Abby to raise her son alone in a world without electricity, clean water, or medical care. Her only priority is survival. 

Traumatized by the horror of the past months, Abby and Airen become a source of comfort for one another. Damaged by her past and convinced Airen is out of her league, Abby is determined to keep their relationship platonic. However, Airen is a hard man to resist, especially after he risks his life to save hers. 

When a man named Joseph falls unconscious in their yard, and Abby nurses him back to health, everything changes. How does love differ in this new post apocalyptic world? Can three unlikely survivors live long enough to find their place in it?

Book Two: Falling Together 

In the aftermath of a global nightmare, Abby Holder is living her dream. Married to the love of her life, Airen, and surrounded by friends and family, it seems she's found her happily ever after.
But the struggle of living in a post-plague world is never ending. When circumstances take Airen far away, she's faced with the devastating realization he may be lost to her forever. Broken-hearted, she turns to Joseph, her best friend and the only one who understands her pain. After all, he loves Airen too. 

The sound of a car horn in the middle of the night changes everything, leaving Abby caught between the two most important men in her life. After surviving the worst the world could throw at them, Airen, Abby, and Joseph must face the most brutal human experience...true love. Can they overcome the betrayal, the hurt feelings, and jealousy to do what's right for the ones they love?
Their circumstances are far from ordinary. Perhaps the answer is extraordinary as well.

Book Three: Infinite Ties 

The more you look to the future, the more the past pursues you.
Abby, Airen, and Joseph have fought and suffered to come together. All they want is to move forward and raise their family with the love they never had. 

Unfortunately, the re-appearance of former friends and enemies complicates their lives, threatening to expose closely guarded secrets. With a vital rescue looming, their relationship isn’t the only thing at risk. Can they let go of the past in order to hang on to a future with each other?

Warning: Contains graphic sex scenes between a woman and two men, violence, and references to child abuse. Recommended for ages 18 and older. 

Title: Bombs and Guacamole
Series : Border Crossing Series
Author(s): BA Tortuga
Length: 235 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / First Repsonders /



ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact. 

A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.

But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.

Title: Angels and Ashes
Series: (Heaven's Rejects MC Book 2)
Author(s): Avelyn Paige
Length: 135 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Bikers


Blurb: Abandoned & Broken 

Left alone to raise a family, widower Darcy Kyle’s life has spiraled out of control. When secrets about her husband’s past emerge, Darcy is forced to confront the fact her husband’s fatal accident may, in fact, have been deliberate. Forced to sell her soul to the Devil himself, Darcy must uncover the truth of her husband’s accident…before it’s too late.

Betrayed & Bitter

Cast into Hell, Raze has given his life as President of the Heaven’s Rejects MC, but what good is it when he can’t protect the people he cares about? His brother’s death, his wife’s betrayal… it’s too much for a mere mortal to handle. Luckily for Raze, he is the ruler of this Hell on Earth. But even the Devil has a weakness, and when Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business he finds himself questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory. 

How can the Devil resist an angel bathed in the ashes of the fallen?

Title: Tantalus
Series :
Author(s): Albert Nothlit
Length: 150 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi


Blurb: In the aftermath of a nasty fight after being jumped by four youths, faced with a mother desperate to get rid of the son she's ashamed of, Kyle is forced to leave home to take up an apprenticeship he doesn't want and can't wait to be finished with.
On another planet.

Upon arrival, though, a nasty surprise awaits. The position he was hired for no longer exists and he's going to be left standing around until Dr. O'Brien, the man he was to work for, can find him a new job. Following a strange compulsion, Kyle leaves the compound, only to nearly get himself killed out in the alien atmosphere. Kyle is told he's too reckless to stay and fit only for the mining colonies, where he'll be little more than a slave.

Distraught but helpless, Kyle counts down the days until his departure. He's distracted from his misery, however, by the same compulsion that first drove him from the compound, a presence in his mind that seems to be coming from the local lifeform being kept in Dr. O'Brien's lab...

Title: The Argument
Series :
Author(s): Pepper Winters

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Enemies to Lovers /

Notes: Releases in July 2016

Blurb: From the New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a snarky standalone full of romance.

They say the key to a good relationship is one with no drama.
They say you’re not trying hard enough or married the wrong person if you fight. 
Sorry, but I call bulls***.

I’ve had plenty of relationships: some sweet, some happy, most an utter failure.

Until I met Harriet.

Our first conversation was an argument. Our second conversation was an argument. Our entire connection was based on…yep, an argument. We tore up the rules of chance encounters and polite first meeting etiquette. And after the week I’d had, I was ready for a punch-up. Hell, I craved one. And Harriet was there to antagonise me.

The first time we met, we spent every hour from dusk to dawn, arguing. And when the sun rose, neither of us wanted to stop.
Because there was something so refreshing about being honest. Saying exactly what you thought. Picking faults just because you itched to fight.

It was only supposed to be one night. A night where the town was our battlefield, the clubs a microphone to our bickering, and the stars a listener to our squabbles.

Only…I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

You see, arguing turned out to be the best damn thing I’d ever experienced.

So, instead of agreeing to the terms we’d set, I revoked them. I went home with her. I refused to leave. And our argument turned into something so much more than a random quarrel. It turned into war and our love wasn’t sweet…it was hostile.

Title: Eternal
Series :
Author(s): Marie Brown
Length: 620 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance? / Gay / Sci-Fi

Notes: I've been looking at this one for ages but I wasn't sure I wanted to read it. The blurb is so short and normally I want to know more before I crack open a 600 page book. But I going to take the plunge.

Blurb: In a future where the Eternal Empire has ruled unchallenged for seven thousand years, two exiles meet and start their journey down a road that will change history forever.

Title: Crying Wolf
Series : Bloodlines, 2
Author(s): Kelex
Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (April 3, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Poly / Shifters /


Blurb: As alpha to the coywolves, Lucas has done everything in his power to keep his struggling bloodline from failing. His entire focus has always been the betterment of his people, often putting them before himself. When he finally achieves legitimacy and a place for the coywolves in the senate, he also makes a demand for himself—the one and only male who’s made him burn. 

Duty has always been Jakob’s focus. He’s been captain of the king’s guard for centuries. His oath is all, but the temptation that Lucas presents makes him doubt everything. He refuses Lucas, unwilling to break the pledge he made to his king.

When King Eirik grants Lucas’ claim on Jakob, a war begins between the two. Without his duty and service, Jakob loses sight of who he is and he refuses to surrender to the dominant alpha forcing him down a new path.

Can the two find a way to have a future together, or will the human who enters their lives tear them apart?

Title: Freeing Parin: Annex
Series :
Author(s): Lor Rose
Length: 103 pages
Publisher: Thirteen Below Press, LLC (April 5, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson. 

Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.

When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.

Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem... that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life.

Title: Myths Untold: Faery
Series : 
Author(s): Brandon Witt, Gus Li, J. Scott Coatsworth, Skye Hegyes
Length: 247 pages
Publisher: Wild City Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Anthology /


Blurb: Faeries are part of mythology the world over, past, present, and future. Called elves, brownies, the fae, and more, they evoke a sense of wonder and a little danger. Faery has its own rules, and humans enter at their peril. In this spirit, we bring you the first book in the Myths Untold anthology series—four stories from the land of the Fae: a homeless man in Cardiff and the luck that could destroy him; the trans man in future San Francisco who falls for an elf; the village boy who has always been a little different; and a faery prince whose birthright was stolen from him. Welcome to Faery.

Title: Fall
Series :
Author(s): Michelle Chow
Length: 99 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Shifter



Jeremy's always looked after his little brother, Callum, and it's his responsibility to make sure he's safe. When Callum wanders too far into the woods, and finds himself at the mercy of two wolf shifters, Jeremy's forced to act quickly.
It's not ideal waking up in a strange house, with two shifters that scare him more than he'll admit, but it's temporary. Or it should be, until Jeremy realizes getting rid of the wolves is far easier said than done.

Title: Stumptown Spirits
Series : Legend Tripping
Author(s): EJ Russell
Length: 270 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre: Gay /  Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes: release: May 16, 2016, this title is part of the The Legend Tripping Collection collection.

Blurb: What price would you pay to rescue a friend from hell?

For Logan Conner, the answer is almost anything. Guilt-ridden over trapping his college roommate in a ghost war rooted in Portland’s pioneer past, Logan has spent years searching for a solution. Then his new boyfriend, folklorist Riley Morrel, inadvertently gives him the key. Determined to pay his debt—and keep Riley safe—Logan abandons Riley and returns to Portland, prepared to give up his freedom and his future to make things right.

Crushed by Logan’s betrayal, Riley drops out of school and takes a job on a lackluster paranormal investigation show. When the crew arrives in Portland to film an episode about a local legend of feuding ghosts, he stumbles across Logan working at a local bar, and learns the truth about Logan’s plan.

Their destinies once more intertwined, the two men attempt to reforge their relationship while dodging a narcissistic TV personality, a craven ex-ghost, and a curmudgeonly bar owner with a hidden agenda. But Logan’s date with destiny is looming, and his life might not be the only one at stake.

Title: Broken Alpha
Series : An Alpha/omega Story
Author(s): DC Juris
Length: 124 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press, LLC. (January 12, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Taboo / Sci-Fi /



Captain Korden Encarit of the North Star thought he'd lost the most important person in the universe to him - his brother and lover, Rennett. A year later, Rennett has been found alive, a captive on a hostile planet. Only when their sibling link reactivates does Korden realize how bad the damage is: stripped of his mental strength, Rennett is now a Broken Alpha. With the help of his friends - ship's Malorcian healer, Sokel, and his fiery Human mate, Sebastian - Korden must try and heal his brother's mind and help him adjust to his new status as omega. But Rennett needs a mate, and it quickly becomes clear that no one is willing. Will Korden give up everything he has worked for - his career, his ship - buck Presidian tradition, and risk the scorn of their father to save his brother?

Title: Breathing Betrayal
Series : Elemental Evidence, 1
Author(s): Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham
Length: 99k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Suspense / Thriller / 

Notes: General Release Date: 7th June 2016; Early release through publisher April 26th


Every breath brings them closer to love, and a killer.

Jake Chivis is the descendant of Fire Elementals with a gift for psychometry, the ability to see memories from touching objects. After a bad break up and trouble at work, Jake gave up his career as a detective in Detroit and moved to England to join a research program studying Elemental gifts at University College London. It seems like the perfect way to escape his past and start over, and this time he's not falling into the trap of dating a co-worker. At least that's the plan, until he meets Doctor Ilmarinen Gale.

Mari Gale is blond, sexy, relentlessly academic and comfortable in his own skin in a way Jake envies. After a handful of embarrassing encounters, Jake is ready to resign himself to staying under the radar, but when a colleague’s brother goes missing he and Mari must work together to find him. As they dig into the inexplicable disappearance, Jake is impressed with Mari's competence and unique skills, and even more impressed by his ability to wrap Jake around his finger. Together the unlikely pair discover murder, betrayal, secrets and just how high Mari can fan Jake's flames.

Title: Alien Conception
Series : The Traveler Series
Author(s): Max Walker
Length: 367 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / mpreg / Sci-fi? / Alien / 


Blurb: Ryan Diaz thought his life was on track. A boring track, but a track none-the-less. He expected to keep his mind-numbing job, find a girl to marry, and then settle down in a decent sized house with decently smart kids.

But, as we all know, life never follows the plans.

After a night out, Ryan finds himself face to face with a man that promises to change his life forever. And this man? He happens to be an alien who sports an incredible six pack and a massive... ship.

Their initial meeting not only shocks Ryan, but also awakens a part of him he never knew he had. Now, he has to come to terms with his explosive new feelings for the alien and submit to the plans fate has in store for them.

Will Ryan be able to handle this new life and the challenges it brings? Or will he find that being a boring paper pusher was what he was meant to do after all?
Alien Conception is a scorching hot M/M sci-fi with some man on man-alien action and male pregnancy resulting from those out-of-this-world encounters. It is the second book in The Traveler series. It can be read alone and contains no cliffhangers.

Title: endling
Series : 600 Years From Home
Author(s): Kit Walker
Length: 141 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Sci-fi /



Project Oasis offers a fresh start: an opportunity to establish the first colony on Mars. Disenchanted with life on Earth, a young tech named Asha Reed joins the project, boards the CSV Frontier, and goes into cryogenic suspension to conserve resources on the long journey to her new home.
Asha comes out of cryo in deep space, light-years off course. She and a handful of survivors have just drifted into the Protectorate, an alien sector of the galaxy filled with dozens of intelligent species and hundreds of settled worlds.

"600 Years from Home" collects the first five episodes of space opera serial ENDLING. Join Asha Reed as she visits strange new worlds, foils assassination plots, goes on awkward dates with beautiful alien women, and searches for a way back home.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blog Tour: Beau's Baby by A.C. Katt W/Excerpt


Jack Romano is a policeman who has just killed in man in the line of duty. As if this wasn’t bad enough, he found out that his bemoaned first love’s wife has died in childbirth and his ex-lover killed himself leaving the sickly newborn to Jack. Carlo Del Monte who has been chasing Jack for nine months uses Bella as an opportunity to get Jack in his house as well as his bed. The two of them set up housekeeping with the help of the Soccer team, their partners and Carlo’s big Italian family then tragedy strikes, little Bella gets the measles.



Four Years Ago

“Beau, get your lazy ass out of bed. I have the afternoon off.” Jack Romano went to the fridge and grabbed a beer and with a smile in his voice he continued, “Unless, of course, that’s where you’d like us to spend our afternoon… Beau? Where are you? Beau?”

Jack walked back to the bedroom of his and Beau’s apartment following the sound of voices. Figuring it was one of the soccer team, Jack walked through the door and glanced around looking for his man. He found him. Beau was fucking Meredith Simmons in their bed.

“I’m sorry that you had to find out like this, Jack. I’ve been trying to tell you, but…” Beau got out of bed and started to dress.

“Tell me what? What is this?” Jack’s voice broke. “This is a mistake. You’re gay. We’ve been together since high school.”

“Meredith, get dressed. We’ll be in the living room. Finish your beer, Jack.”

“No, I don’t want to fucking finish my beer. I want to know what’s going on.”

“It’s pretty straight forward, I’m in love with Meredith and I’m going to marry her.”

“Honey, I’m leaving so you can get this mess straightened out. Don’t let him corrupt you again.”

Meredith let herself out, the door closing quietly behind her.

“How long?” Jack asked needing to know.

“Six months, maybe more.”

“But we made love yesterday.”

“We fucked yesterday. Let’s get down to business. Meredith and I would like this apartment so we’d appreciate it if you found somewhere else to live.”

“No fucking way…it’s my name on the lease, and you’re the one who’s leaving.”

“You’ll be sorry you’re doing this. I was planning on seeing you on the side once Meredith and I are married. You know I love you but I can’t get ahead at work being a fag, I need a wife.”

“No, you’re wrong. Gays are accepted everywhere. Please, we can work this out.”

“We can’t. I won’t put my future in jeopardy.”

“You’re gay. You aren’t going to change that.”

“Actually, I’m bi.” Beau came up to put his arms around Jack. “You love me. We’ll talk about all of this when I get back.”

Jack broke Beau’s hold and with tears streaming down his cheeks said, “Get the hell out of my apartment. You can move out tomorrow. I’ll sort out your things tonight.”
“You can’t do that.”

“As I said, my name is on the lease. Get the fuck out. You’re leaving me.”

“Jack, be reasonable, we can be together when I come home from the honeymoon. We’ll have to sneak around but—”

“Do you really think I’m capable of that? Helping you cheat? No, just no.”

“You’ll change your mind when I come home. I’ll be back.”

“Get the fuck out, get out of here, right now.” Jack’s voice broke again.

Beau slammed the door on his way out. Jack sat down on the sofa that he and Beau picked out for the living room seven months ago, put his head in his hands and wept.

“Beau, Beau, how can I live without you? But I can’t be with you as long as you’re with her.”


Bobby and Keith’s House
Thursday in June, Four Years Later
Eight in the Morning

Jack was distraught when he came back to Bobby’s. Carlo was with him. “They’re not doing anything to you because you shot Billy are they?” Reggie asked obviously worried. Reggie and Mark were staying with Bobby because of the fire.
“No, but any officer-involved shooting requires a hearing. The captain already called it a good shoot. The rest of the procedure is all technicalities…” Jack still had storm clouds over his face. He and Carlo sat down at the kitchen table and Marla poured them some coffee. Jack appeared dumbstruck.

He finally blurted out, “Meredith died in childbirth three days ago.” Jack’s voice broke. “She had a little girl. Beau killed himself yesterday and left custody of the infant to me in a new will he made after Meredith died. They tried to contact me yesterday, but I was busy with the Billy business. I have to go sign paperwork at Social Services if I accept custody. No one has been there for the baby for three days.
Carlo’s going with me to identify Beau at the morgue.”

“Why do you have to identify him?” Bobby was incensed.

“There isn’t anyone else.” Jack’s shoulders shook.

“I have to go see her at the hospital if I accept custody. There is no family. If I don’t take her, she’ll go into the foster system. I have to make up my mind right away.”

“What?” Bobby screeched in anger.

“You heard me. Carlo came to my apartment when he heard about the shooting. He’s going to help me with the legal mess. I’ll take that security job with you, Keith, if the offer is still open. Now that I’m going to have a child, I need steady work that doesn’t require me to place my life on the line.”

“Of course the offer is still open.” Bobby put his arm around Jack. “Are you okay?”

“I haven’t had time to think about it. They’re holding a note for me from Beau at his lawyer’s office.”

“Do you need any baby things? I have Kitty’s things, although they’re not the best quality,” Jason offered.

“I have to get some stuff from their apartment. Meredith probably bought things for the baby. I’ll need to purchase a house. My apartment has only one bedroom.” Jack’s face scrunched up in worry.
“Do you need money?” Reggie asked.

“I don’t know Reg. I promise I’ll let you know.”

“The two bedroom across the street from us is for sale. It’s small, but there is plenty of property if you want to expand later,” Jason said. “Stella is going into Assisted Living.”

“I might be interested. Carlo needs to look at Beau’s finances. I’m going to visit her at the hospital now. They’re keeping her for a while, she’s underweight.”

“How much underweight?” Bobby asked.
“She weighs only three pounds even though she was full term. Although she’s finally breathing on her own and just started sucking the bottle, they told me she can’t go home yet. Meredith wasn’t eating much. She wanted to keep her figure,” Jack said, the disgust plain on his face.
Bobby’s jaw dropped. “What a bitch.”

“Carlo’s coming with me. The Billy mess is cleaned up, now I have one of my own.”

Bobby reached out and touched Jack’s arm. “You don’t have to take her. An infant girl is greatly prized on the adoption market. She’d get a home quickly.”

“I have to keep her. She’s all I have left of Beau. I’ve got to go,” Jack choked on a sob. He left with Carlo and the door closed behind them.

“Goddamn Beau, he’s sabotaging Jack’s relationships from the grave,” Jason cursed.

“It’s clear that he’s not going to change his mind about keeping her. Carlo was doing more than a flyby here. I wonder how he feels about this.” Keith poured more coffee.

“Not you, baby, you’re on medication, remember, Greg said limit your caffeine,” Reggie told Mark.

“Have juice with Bobby. He’s on meds too.”

“We’ll all have to help him do this. The little girl is an innocent, she can’t help that her father was a lying, cheating, son of a bitch,” Bobby said eyes moving from Jason to Reggie.

“It isn’t like we haven’t taken care of little girls before, we have Kitty-cat. As far as Carlo is concerned, he was interested. We’ll find out how invested he is now. Let’s see how this all plays out.” Reggie moved to the sofa and sat down in a huff.

Bobby lifted his juice. “A toast to Billy’s fortunate demise. As for Beau, may he rest in peace, if that’s possible for a liar and a cheat whose only good deed was offing himself?”

“Here, here…” They men clinked their coffee cups and glasses.

“We’ll know more about what Jack wants to do once he and Carlo take care of the legalities,” Keith observed.

“I don’t know about you, but to me it looked like Carlo was all in,” Zach noted.
Jason’s face was rife with speculation. “I believe you’re right.”

~Author Bio~

AC Katt was born in New York City's Greenwich Village. €She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. €At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.

Now, most of AC's books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book.

She hangs out at; or This is a very opinionated kitty and at where you may find snippets of her current releases, as well as some from works in progress. She also puts out a Newsletter once a month. You can sign up at

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