Friday, April 8, 2016

What is on the Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

This is going to be a busy month. Make sure you watch out for all of the fun. I'll be doing something special for Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger coming up later this month. I've also invited several guests to the blog over the next several weeks. On the 10th, I'm participating in the Five Senses Blog Tour where I have written a short story and will be conducting a giving away. So don't miss out.

I've come across lots of eye-catchers. hope you enjoy what I found browsing. :)

Title: Pucked Over
Series: The Pucked
Author(s): Helena Hunting
Length: 350 pages
Publisher: Helena Hunting (January 26, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Sports /

Notes: this is third in the series but says it can be read as a standalone.

Blurb: ***The 3rd standalone novel in The Pucked Series*** 

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong?

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

But casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to get pucked over. 

Title: Hers to Captivate
Series: Verdantia Series, 5
Author(s): Patricia knight
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Troll River Publication; 1 edition (November 14, 2015)

Genre: Romance / MMF / Poly / Bisexual / Sci-Fi /

Notes: Not sure if this can be read as a standalone but that doesn't mean I won't give it a try.

Blurb: Freed after years as a sex slave, only a unique man could capture Angelica’s heart.

She never anticipated finding two.

Captain of the starship VNV Revertar, Magellan DeLan is immediately attracted to his priority passenger, the lovely, intelligent Doctor Angelica Giverny. Mage plans a careful pursuit of the petite beauty when they arrive in port, but landfall brings the unexpected.

Face-to-face with a man he once worshipped, Mage yearns to say yes when Tristan DeHelios blatantly declares his dishonorable intentions, but Mage doesn't trust his heart to withstand the fallout. This man's rejection had devastated him years before.

For Angelica, having Tristan DeHelios as her bodyguard is enticing. When he pursues her, too, her emotions seethe and tangle. How can she chose between the honorable and gorgeous starship captain and a rogue whose carnal dominance challenges and provokes her at every turn?

If the alien assassins stalking Angelica succeed, her answer will be moot.

Title: Conversation Hearts
Author(s): Avon Gale
Length: 35 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (February 10, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Assassin /


Blurb: It’s Valentine’s Day, and grad student—and male escort—Levi Barron expects to spend his evening with a client who’s paying him for his services in bed… not an assassin who needs to borrow the view from his hotel room in the morning. 

With nothing to do but endure the company of his unwanted guest, Levi and the assassin, Sinjin, spend some time bonding over HGTV, minibar beverages, Flannery O’Connor short stories, terrible Valentine’s candy, and the necessity of lying about their jobs.

Their evening takes an unexpected turn when they decide to indulge in their mutual attraction, and in the morning Levi doesn’t know if he's spent the night with a hired killer or a hydraulic engineer with a very specific fantasy. Either way, the two have enough chemistry—in and out of bed—that Levi isn’t sure one night with Sinjin will be enough.

And a message left in candy suggests the feeling is mutual.

Title: Elemental Love
Series: Warlocks, 1
Author(s): LM Somerton
Length: 191 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (March 29, 2016)

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


Blurb: Book 1 in the Warlocks series

An untrained warlock is a dangerous man to love.

On his twenty-first birthday, Evrain Brookes discovers he is an elemental warlock. The spell suppressing his talent lifts and he has to get used to a whole new existence. The protection that kept him safe during his childhood is gone, his skills are wild and uncontrolled and there are those that seek to use him for their own gain.

Evrain’s grandmother is a witch, his godfather another warlock. Between them they do their best to keep Evrain on the right path. He learns that in order to gain control of his formidable powers, he will need to ‘channel’ through a life partner, a process that happens only with consent and through love. But how will he ever find a man prepared to put up with a Dominant warlock for a boyfriend?

Dominic Castine has no idea that Evrain’s grandmother sees him as a prospective partner for Evrain. He tends her garden and she teaches him about herbs—a trade-off they both enjoy. He is drawn to Evrain’s charismatic presence but doesn’t understand why he wants to drop to his knees and submit to him.

When Agatha is murdered, Evrain and Dominic are thrown together as she manipulates them from beyond the grave. Dominic becomes the pawn in a terrifying game between warlocks whose powers he barely comprehends.

In the end, lives will depend on his courage, his willingness to grant Evrain control and the power of love.

Title: The Dangerous Type
Series: In the Wake of the Templars Book One
Author(s): Loren Rhoads
Length: 296 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books (July 7, 2015)

Genre: Science Fiction / Dark Fantasy / Action & Adventure / Military /


Blurb: Set in the wake of a galaxy-wide war and the destruction of a human empire, The Dangerous Type follows the awakening of one of the galaxy's most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance. Entombed for twenty years, Raena has been found and released.

Thallian has been on the lam for the last fifteen years. He's a wanted war criminal whose entire family has been hunted down and murdered for their role in the galaxy-wide genocide of the Templars. His name is the first on Raena's list, as he's the one that enslaved her, made her his assassin, and ultimate put her in a tomb. But Thallian is willing to risk everything--including his army of cloned sons--to capture her. Now it's a race to see who kills whom first.

Alternatively, Gavin has spent the last twenty years trying to forget about Raena, whom he once saved and then lost to Thallian. Raena's adopted sister, Ariel, has been running from the truth -- the one about Raena, about herself and Gavin -- and doesn't know if she'll be able to face either of them.

The Dangerous Type is a mix of military science fiction and an adventurous space opera that grabs you from the first pages and doesn't let go. Along with a supporting cast of smugglers, black market doctors, and other ne'er-do-wells sprawled across a galaxy brimming with alien life, The Dangerous Type is a fantastic beginning to Loren Rhoads's epic trilogy.

Title: His Burden to Bear
Series: Dark Moon Shifters, 1
Author(s): Shelley Grayson
Length: 228 pages
Publisher: Daisywolf Publishing (January 20, 2016)
Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters (non-wolf/cat) / Parnormal /


Blurb: Don’t get involved with humans.

Barrett “Bear” Hallinger knows firsthand the heartbreak they can cause. But when an enticing, human scent drifts into the woods before a dark moon run, Bear can’t stop thinking about the man it belongs to. And he’s sure the heat and innocence of it will draw the oversexed shifters in their group like a dinner bell.

Trevor Kallal doesn’t want to go camping. Bickering parents are bad enough, then Barrett comes strolling out of the trees glaring at Trevor like he’s done something wrong. Now, Trevor has to manage not to humiliate himself in front of the hottest man he’s ever seen.

To protect Trevor from the shifters who seduce for sport, Bear has to make them believe Trevor’s already been claimed. Bear won’t love a human--he’s lived by that rule since he was a child. But as he keeps Trevor close to keep him safe, he may learn that some rules were meant to be broken.

His Burden to Bear is a stand-alone novel within the Dark Moon Shifters universe, with no cliffhanger.

Title: Hexed
Author(s): Jordan Reece, Jules Oswald
Length: 54 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / LGBT / Steampunk / Fantasy? /


Blurb: Nicoli thought it was over. 

After leaving an abusive relationship with another man, he is piecing his life back together when his former lover assaults him with an acid hex on the streets of New York City. Taken to the hospital, there is nothing he can do but sit in bed with his eyes bandaged and hope his vision returns.

A wounded soldier shares the room, recovering from grievous injuries he sustained in war. Though Bruno exists to Nicoli only as a voice, a relationship develops between the two men while they trade stories to pass the time. Hexes have disrupted their lives yet brought them together, and Nicoli wishes that he could only see the soldier that he is falling more and more in love with every day. A literary steampunk novella set in post-Civil War America, Hexed is 17K in length.

Title: Slash Op
Series: (Toy Soldier Book 2)
Author(s): J. Johanis
Length: 107 pages

Genre: Romance / Erotic Romance / Gay / Military / Science Fiction / 


Blurb: The White House has ordered the execution of a highly sensitive covert operation in dragon-occupied territory. Though a Slash Op has a zero percent survival rate, the commanding general is forced to enlist his most prized officer for the task.

Major Gideon is embarking on his first mission in the dragon district. Yet Gideon has hardly recovered from all that Drago made him endure. For the past three months, Gideon has been plagued with dreams of dragons terrorizing him, but his dreams have gradually turned into sexual fantasies. Despite coming to terms with his longing to have Drago in bed, Gideon cannot suppress his desire to beat Drago's face in. When Gideon is called for a mission in the most dangerous district on Earth, what freaks him out the most is the prospect of seeing Drago again.

Title: Midnight Taxi Tango
Series: Bone Street Rumble Novel
Author(s): Daniel Jose Older
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Roc (January 5, 2016)

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Paranormal / 


Blurb: The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death.
The streets of New York are hungry tonight...

Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more.

The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started.

Title: Chasing Cold
Author(s): Stephen Graham King
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books (April 13, 2012)
Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Science Fiction /


Blurb: On the tiny, frozen world of Frostbite, Rogan Tyso is the Mailmail, responsible for the communications array that keeps his home in contact with the other human Refuges scattered across known space. It has been a century since the Cluster--the great union of Earth-like colonies--fell to an alien race known only as the Flense, and human civilization has been reduced to an afterthought. Rogan's correspondence with Nathe Mylan, a man thousands of light years away, offers him both the possibility of a love he has never found, and a chance to work on a project that may help humanity escape the influence of the Flense for good.

Title: Otter Chaos
Author(s): P.D. Singer
Length: 235 pages
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books (October 9, 2015)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter (non-wolf/cat) / 


Blurb: Lon Ewing snowboarded in and turned economist Corey Levigne’s life upside down, introducing him to a world he didn’t know existed. Corey’s still adjusting to a boyfriend who shifts into an otter and raids the koi pond—and now Lon says Corey’s department chair is a werewolf?

Wolves at the university, wolves in the bank—across Lon’s desk sits Professor Melvin Vadas and his hench-wolves, demanding a construction loan for the pack’s new lodge in the mountains. There’s just one little problem: the proposed building site is home to a breeding population of rare fish.

What do wolves care for stupid human rules, an otter who’d barely make a good snack, or one pesky human determined to protect the environment? Once they’re snout to snout with Corey and Lon, there’s more than silverscale dace on the Endangered Species List.

Includes Tail Slide, the short story that launched Otter Chaos.

Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios.

Title: Angakok
Author(s): David Alan Morrison
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions (November 19, 2015)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Thriller / Suspense /


Blurb: San Francisco, 2005: A drunk driver takes the lives of two strangers: Dane and Victoria. They don't stay dead. 

San Francisco, 2006: Dane barely remembers the night he died. He suffers from chronic insomnia, relieved by short bursts of fitful sleep filled with dreams of a mysterious red headed woman. Through her eyes, he watches as she murders random people, powerless to stop her.

Victoria remembers everything. She remembers her death, the journey through the darkness and the shining pedestal holding the Akashic Records. She remembers learning how she and Dane are not strangers; they share many lifetimes spanning back hundreds of years. In each of these lifetimes she was murdered and vows to take revenge on her killers.

When mystic Mrs. Jeremy discovers the connection between the two, she learns Dane must be the one to stop Victoria and balance the Karmic scales. Now Dane must race against time to prevent Victoria from killing his life partner, Jake, who’s next on her list.

Title: The Organization
Author(s): Lucy di Legge
Length: 373 pages

Genre: Lesbian / Historical / Suspense /


Blurb: Charlotte Parker, a quiet American biochemist, is trying to live out a humdrum life in post-war, near-future London. After an unexpected transfer to a new position at her laboratory, she is drawn into a circle of friendship with her new coworkers and finds herself entangled in an illicit organization where she is unable to tell friend from foe. What’s more – a new and forbidden love interest is pulling her deeper into the fold. Charlotte must choose to continue her under-the-radar lifestyle or risk it all for an organization that may be playing her for a fool.

Title: The Caphenon
Series: Chronicles of Alsea
Author(s): Fletcher DeLacey
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Ylva Publishing; 1 edition (March 14, 2015)
Genre: Romance / Lesbian / Science Fiction / First Contact /


Blurb: 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.

Title: Leading Me Home
Series: (Harrington Hills Book 1)
Author(s): Megan Linden
Length: 103 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 16, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Book 1 in the Harrington Hills series

Pretending to date the guy he has a crush on? Kevin’s sure he’s heading for a disaster. A broken heart, at least.

Kevin has been a lone wolf almost his entire life and he’s comfortable with that. Now that he no longer works for the guy he hated, Kevin has only one problem—his crush on his neighbor and best friend.

Taylor is the Alpha’s Son, the heir to the Harrington Pack. He left his hometown and moved to San Francisco as a rite of passage, but it was always temporary, since his place is in Harrington Hills with his pack. Now Taylor is heading back home for a wedding and since his mother is threatening to set him up if he comes alone, he needs a date. Asking Kevin to be his pretend boyfriend sounds like a perfect solution.

What happens when they arrive in Harrington Hills and learn to see each other in a different light? With their relationship changing, can they drop the act and realize that what they have is real?

Title: Vampire Prince
Series: Paranormal Nobles, 1
Author(s): SJ Frost
Length: 246 pages
Publisher: MLR Press

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


Blurb: Vampire prince, Valentin, wants the beautiful blood slave, Sebastian for himself, but when he frees him, danger comes from those who don't want to let Sebastian go...

Three years ago, Sebastian Beaumont, was starving and struggling on the streets. An offer for safety and shelter was nothing but the lies of a vampire. Since then, he's been trapped, surrendering his blood and body as a blood slave to vampires, all for the hope of gaining one more day of life and maybe, someday, his freedom.

Having crossed more than three hundred years of life, Valentin Wyndham, is a prince among vampires. Memories of betrayal still haunt him and love isn't something he seeks. When his need for blood becomes too strong, he breaks his usual habits and visits a blood house. Though he tries to resist, he can't help but be captivated by the beautiful Sebastian. Unable to deny the intensity between them, Valentin frees Sebastian from the blood house, but danger follows them both from those who don't want to let Sebastian go.

Title: The Great Turning
Author(s): Lesli Richardson
Length: 389 pages
Publisher: Lesli Richardson (January 19, 2016)

Genre: Sweet Romance / Science Fiction /


Blurb: From hunters to hunted... 

It’s almost one hundred years since The Great Turning, the catastrophic meteor strike that changed the world forever. Russell Owens is a recently discharged New North Americas Army sniper who only wants to return to his home just outside of Yellowstone to resume life with his gentle husband, Ted. Russell doesn’t want to re-up and hates that he had to kill for a living.

Zola Wright is the most skilled assassin the NNAA has ever had. She was tricked into re-upping—once. When the burned-out Red is sent to find Russell to talk him into returning, what her commanding officer doesn’t realize is that she’s not coming back. Her conscription time is up, and she wants out. She’s also reluctantly falling for Russell.

Now the sniper and the assassin are the ones being hunted, on the run from the army they just finished serving. Their former CO has secrets he’ll kill to keep. But Russell and Zola have more in common than their killing skills. And when Russell and Ted both fall for Zola, she knows their only option is to stand and fight together for the happiness and peace they yearn for—or die trying.

Title: Lost in Transcription
Author(s): Ann Somerville
Length: 82 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Science Fiction / Non-Romantic / Family Drama / Futurist / Cultural Themes /


Blurb: Pilot Bancilhon Pax doesn't expect anything but relaxation during some planetary downtime, but news of missing children possibly trafficked for sex can't be ignored. Pax investigates, a decision which turns the pilot's ordered, predictable life upside down, and has strange and unexpected consequences for other connected to Pax in ways no one could ever suspect.

Title: Destiny's Mates
Series: Gaia's Chosen, 1
Author(s): Misha Paige
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (February 28, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Poly / Bisexual / Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires /


Blurb: When Destiny came to Brook Creek she wanted a fresh start where she could make a home. She finds so much more. Matias, the Alpha of the local wolf pack and Ethan, his best friend and Beta are her mates. 

It won’t be easy for Brook Creek to accept a vampire in their midst after centuries of discord between their two races. Especially, when Matias has to break a political alliance to claim her and the other pack becomes aggressive. If Destiny wants to become part of the pack she will have to prove herself.

To the pack. To her mates. But most especially, she has to prove to herself that she is more than her past.

Pack tensions and long simmering emotions between Matias and Ethan will all play a part in how, or even if the three mates can form the bond each craves. But when outside forces attack, Destiny will have to reveal the truth about who she is to protect Brook Creek.

Title: Tracker
Series: Legend of the Silver Hunter, 1
Author(s): Kethric Wilcox
Length: 180 pages 
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Paranormal / Shifters / Fairy Tale


Blurb: Once upon a time there was Beauty and there was the Beast. The spinners of tales would have you believe these two fell in love and lived happily ever after. 

The spinners lied!

The Beast was a shifter and Beauty became a huntress and founded a long line of huntresses aided by the power of silver magic.

Kieran Belle is a descendant of the House of Beauty and a tracker who longs to live a life free of killing shifters. Aided by his father he escapes to college in Little Rock, Arkansas where he meets the boy of his dreams, Corwin Cooper.

Corwin Cooper is a descendant of a clan of shifters, who has never shifted himself. Having finally decided to go to college, Corwin arrives and meets the mate his inner wolf cries out to claim for his own in Kieran Belle.

Ancient prophecy says Kieran is destined to become the legendary Silver Hunter. Dark forces seek to derail prophecy and end the House of Beauty. Can a child of the shifter-hunting House of Beauty and a descendant of shifters find love and happiness or will dark forces and opposing heritage tear them apart?

Title: Dragon Marked
Series: Kindled by Fate, 3
Author(s): Misha Paige
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Paranormal / Dragons /

Notes: The release is later this month.

Blurb: TBD

Title: Light Years Away
Series: Mated to the Captain, 1
Author(s): Christine Wright
Length:  170 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Science Fiction/ BDSM / Aliens / 


Blurb: Maybe it was fate. 

To get off of the space station Del desperately needed a job on board a spaceship. He wasn’t looking for love and he certainly wasn’t wanting the attention of a grumpy alien Captain who disciplined wayward crewmembers or threw them out of airlocks. Del never expected to be the Captain's new mate.

In this gay sci-fi follow the misadventures of a young human on board a Xolian space cruiser where being the Captain’s mate just might prove to be more difficult than being his First Officer.

This M/M sci-fi contains scenes of domestic discipline between consenting adults.

Title: For the Clan
Author(s): Archer Kay Leah
Length:  63k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Bisexual / Science Fiction/ Poly / Fantasy / 

Notes: Releases May 25th. Pre-order available through the publisher

Blurb: Canada, 2165 AD. The Water Wars and a decimated economy have taken their toll. Anyone who doesn't live in a military-patrolled metropolis lives in a clan. But being in a clan doesn't mean safety. And for a Ven like Roan Lee, it doesn't matter where he lives. Safety is a luxury. So is freedom.

Roan is desperate to escape the governtary's exploitation and torture. He is nothing to them but 54σK1, an artifact born from a genetic mishap. When the chance to escape arises, he makes a run for it—and encounters the lover from his past, twisting his future into a second chance he never expected.

As leaders of Clan Teach, Jace Ama and his wife, Cayra Diega, have enough difficulty keeping their people safe. When Roan is thrown to their feet as a prisoner, their marriage becomes an additional challenge. Jace still loves Roan, but where does that leave Cayra?

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