Sunday, April 17, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

This past week has been busy! Added 10k to Releasing Chaos. A giveaway for Ruby Red starts tomorrow. Wrote a short story for the Five Senses Blog Tour that has a giveaway attached to it. Take a look back and make sure you haven't missed out on anything.

For today, it's all about something new to read. I found some great possibilities. :)

Title: The Captain's Encounter
Series: Adrift, 2
Author: TJ Land
Length: 63 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press

Genre: Romance / Poly / Gay / Bisexual / Asexual / Sci-fi



The captain’s luck is finally changing. After four years of being lost in space, his starship, The Prayer, has found an inhabitable planet to land on. The whole crew—and his lovers Thomas, Rick, and Zachery in particular—are happy to set foot on terra firma again, not least because the planet comes with plenty of trees to hide behind for those…intimate occasions. But the fertile landscape hides a secret. When the captain finds himself abducted by an alien life form, he’s got limited time to get back to his crew before they succumb to infighting. Only the alien is so very attractive…
The Captain's Encounter contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.

Title: Victory Portrait
Series: Pride of Uttor, 4
Author: Tali Spencer
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC (April 8, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy /



Imperial captive and former Sebboyan prince Peta Kordeun has one great wish: to meet Darius Arrento, conqueror of his country and a man he has idolized since childhood. That wish comes true the day the Uttoran emperor assigns Peta to assist the artist who will be painting the great general’s official portrait. 

General Darius Arrento would rather take a crossbow bolt through his flesh than sit for a portrait, until his friend the emperor forces his hand. The notorious artist, Brazzi, uses semen and other sexual fluids to bind his colors—and Arrento is captivated by the artist’s pretty helper. Before long he is driven to possess the gorgeous young man who draws battle maps and whose naïve charm has won more hearts in Uttor than Arrento has won battles.

When Arrento learns that Peta, the slave he covets and wants for his own, is one of the despised Kordeun princes, he storms from Uttor toward a far corner of the empire—where he quickly finds himself embroiled in a plot to tear Uttor’s empire apart. His emotions and loyalties frayed, the great Arrento is in the battle of his life…and Peta may hold the key to his survival.

Title: Fall Into My Kiss
Series: Merging Violently, 1
Author: TA Chase
Length: 51k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Rock n Roll / Contemporary /

Notes: Available for early download through publisher on April 19th. General Release Date: 31st May 2016


Will Hunter’s life ever be more than an endless tour of small gigs?

Hunter Lee is lead guitarist of the alternative rock band, Merging Violently. He and his four friends travel up and down the East Coast, playing small gigs. It’s not what he dreamed of when he founded the band, but it’s a way to make a living. Meeting Edward Monterrose might be the best shot he has at hitting the big time.

Edward Monterrose doesn’t have time for a relationship. He’s too busy with his horses and students. Yet he always makes time for a benefit to raise money for charities he supports. While recovering from an injury, he overhears Hunter playing in the park and asks him to play at the benefit.

The two men come from different worlds yet they discover they have more in common than they thought. Yet will their relationship last when they’re apart for months on end?

Publisher's Note: This book is linked to the Home series by T.A. Chase.

Title: What She Wants
Author: BA Tortuga
Length: 55k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Bisexual / Cowboys

Notes: Available for early download through publisher. General Release Date: 24th May 2016


Calleigh and Adrian might have an open relationship, but she’s tired of staying home. She wants Adrian, and his lover, Packer, to be all hers.

Calleigh and Adrian have always had an open marriage. Adrian being on the road all the time has made it easy for them to have separate lives, but neither of them acted on their agreement to see other people until Adrian met fellow Aussie and force of nature Packer Stephens.

Now Packer and Adrian are always together and Calleigh is left at home, missing her man. When Calleigh decides she’s not going to let Adrian go without a fight, she comes up with what she thinks is the perfect plan. She hits the spa and the gym and sets out to find her inner buckle bunny, intent on getting her bull-rider back, and maybe on impressing Packer a little, too. She heads out on the road, ready to fight for her husband.

What Calleigh doesn’t understand is that her plan will be wildly successful and also the hardest thing she’s ever done in her life. Packer is more than willing to play, but he’s as complicated as Calleigh is emotional. And as much as he loves Calleigh and Packer, and the sexy games they play, Adrian has to try to set things right, but can he find a way to give Calleigh what she wants and make everyone else happy at the same time?

Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of M/M/F intimacy and anal sex.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing. This book can be read as a stand alone novel but is related to the Roughstock Sweethearts series.

Title: L'Wren, Hawk and the Doves
Author: Faberge Nostromo
Length: 38k
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance / Sci-Fi / Poly / Bisexual / Gay / Lesbian / 

Notes: Available for early download through publisher on April 19th. General Release Date: 31st May 2016


A world torn apart by gender, a dangerous peace mission, a starship in peril… Can anybody's sexuality be certain under pressure?

If your emotions could be felt by another, if the desires you kept hidden were revealed and reflected back on you would you deny and control those needs?

And if sexuality and gender aren't what they seem, does it change who you are?

The mission of the starship Sulaco, its captain Saker Hawkings and first mate L'Wren James is to deliver the mysterious alien empaths Anchises and Cytheria to the planet Ourania, a world at war with itself.

Where sex is power and gender decides everything, the 'Dove' peace negotiators must interact strictly male to male and female to female with the warring factions to broker a lasting peace.

But can they keep hidden the secret loss that drives them and still control their own empathic responses to the desires and needs of others - the desires that they themselves feed?

And while Hawk and L'Wren struggle to save their ship and face up to the challenges of duty, passion, and their own sexuality, with one Dove dangerously injured and the other missing in action, only the truth about Anchises the man and Cytheria the woman can save one of them – but which is which?

Title: A Prince’s Ransom
Author: Mary Newman
Length: 139 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-fi / Royalty / Bounty Hunter /



Prince Itu Graus thought coming out in front of the entire royal court was bad. Being exiled by his father to the frozen wastelands where he struggled just to survive was harsh.

But, running for his life is so much worse.

His planet invaded and the royal family assassinated, Itu leaves his world one step ahead of a death squad. Hiding from those who want him dead and just trying to survive are now his only goals.

Loka Chalce is known as a trader who travels the galaxy to buy and sell goods, but he has a secret life known only to a few as a licensed enforcer for the Interplanetary Council. When a contract comes across the com for a deposed prince who is running directly towards those Loka loves, he only stops long enough to be certain it is genuine before accepting the job.

But what happens when the man you have been hired to keep from ever returning to his world turns out to be someone you would much rather protect?

Title: Alphas Alone
Series: (Werewolves of Windermere Book 2)
Author: NJ Lysk
Length: 132 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Shifters / Mpre / Poly? /

Notes: The first book is The Mating Habits of Werewolves: Alpha/Omega/Alpha Mpreg Erotic Romance (Werewolves of Windermere Book 1). From the book description if you don't read in order then part of book one would be revealed.


Rami came to Windermere for one reason only: to find an Omega to mate. But the process is slow going, especially since most of the Omegas in Windermere pack are female and Rami is gay. 

In the meantime there's Naveen. Naveen is possibly the most laid back Alpha Rami's ever met, and definitely the most charming. Nobody has a problem with them being lovers, but what Rami is starting to feel is way beyond casual sex and friendship.

And if anybody finds out, he risks losing both the Alpha he has and the Omega he needs.

This novel contains graphic scenes of an adult nature, men struggling with their instincts and feelings, and significant spoilers for book I.

Title: Enemy Red
Series: (Mark of Lycos Book 1)
Author: Marie Harte
Length: 84 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing

Genre: Romance / Shifters /



The magic of love lies in the arms of his fiery enemy.

No one likes an arranged marriage, and Fenris, a golden wolf in the Silver Clan, plans to avoid it as long as he can. But the Wolf in the Forest has heard the prayers of another and grants the female her wish.

Unfortunately for Fenris, his destined mate is an alpha in her own right, and an enemy who plans on taking the Silver Clan, and Fenris, apart one bite at a time.

Until Fenris bites back.

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

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Bisexual / Fantasy / Sci-fi / 

Notes: Preorder through Publisher. Release date 5/24/2016 *makes grabby hands*


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?

Title: The Necromancer's Dance
Series: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer
Author: SJ Himes
Length: 212 pages
Publisher: Self-Pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / 



In a world where magic is real and evil walks amongst humanity, a young sorcerer is beset upon by enemies, both old and new. Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan. When his brother's boyfriend is used as a pawn in a mysterious plot to draw Angel out, Angel is once again drawn back into the old hostilities that fueled the Blood Wars and led to his family's death. 

Leaning on others for help is something Angel cannot do, and while he searches for clues into who may be targeting him and his brother, Angel finds his heart steadily growing occupied with Simeon, Elder and vampire. Dealing with death magic and vampires on a daily basis may leave Angel jaded when it comes to life and staying that way, but the more time he spends fending off the ancient vampire's attention and affections, the more he realizes he wants to give in.

Can Angel find out who wants him dead, and keep his heart safe in the process? How can he fall for a vampire, when his whole family was torn apart by an army of the undead?

Death stalks the streets of Boston's historic Beacon Hill....and there is no one more suited to battle against death than a necromancer.

MATURE CONTENT Contains graphic violence, male/male sexual contact, a cranky necromancer, a sexy Irish vampire, and a pesky demon.
77,000 words, 225 pages

Title: Gravitational Forces
Series: Mated to the Captain, 2
Author: Christine Wright
Length: 182 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Inter-species Relationship / Mpreg / Sci-Fi /



Just when he thought he was safe… 

Trouble seemed to find Del no matter what he did. He got caged as a pet to a fly, caught in a trap as food, chased by a crazy, saw-wielding doctor and found himself mated to an alien Captain. One year after the consummation of their relationship Del thought that trouble was far behind him. Little did he know that life was going to get far more challenging and dangerous than ever before.

Quinn too was ready to get some rest and relaxation. But something strange followed them aboard the Narada Marant, something with tentacles and a unique appetite for Xolians. If that wasn’t bad enough, a cunning, evil warlord had his sights on kidnapping and selling Del. Looked like another rescue mission was going to be needed.

Getting pregnant would be the least of Del’s worries.

Title: Abomination
Series: (The Pathfinders Book 1)
Author: Jane Dougherty
Length: 233 pages
Publisher: Finch Books (March 20, 2016)

Genre: Young Adult / Romance / Sci-fi / Time Travel / Dystopia / 



As the end of the world begins, Carla and Tully hurtle through a wormhole five years forward in time­—to find they haven’t missed the Apocalypse after all.

Carla and Tully are picnicking in the quad of their international high school in central Paris when the end of the world begins. They are sucked into a wormhole that spits them out five years later to find that the world is a freezing desolation but still hanging on, waiting for something even worse to finish it off…the something worse turns out to be the Burnt Man and his horsemen.

Taken prisoner by the Flay Tribe to their lair in the ruins of a shopping mall, Tully is forced to become a warrior, while Carla joins the other girls as a kitchen slave and comfort woman.

Tully might like the idea of playing soldiers, but Carla knows what is waiting for the girls when the food runs out, and it isn’t pleasant. The supermarket holy man’s vision of the return of the Burnt Man and his demon friends drags Tully back to reality—when the four fiends are reunited, the Apocalypse will really begin. Carla and Tully don’t plan on being there when that happens.

But in this post-Abomination world where only the young and brutal have survived, where food and fuel are running out, and the climate is plunging into another final ice age, there is nowhere to run—except down another wormhole, with no idea of what might be waiting for them at the other end.

Title: Absolution
Series: (The Protectors, Book 1)
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Length: 358 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Angst Fest / Poly / Cop / SEAL / Contemporary / Suspence / 



But what I felt most was the perfection of what these two men were giving me. And I knew in that moment that I would do anything to keep it. Anything. --Cole

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he's ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

The only thing keeping ex-cop Mace Calhoun from eating his own gun after an unthinkable loss is his role in an underground syndicate that seeks to get justice for the innocent by taking the lives of the guilty. Ending the life of the young artist who committed unspeakable crimes against the most vulnerable of victims should have been the easiest thing in the world. So why can't he bring himself to pull the trigger?

After years of fighting in an endless, soul-sucking war, Navy SEAL Cole Bridgerton has come home to fight another battle - dealing with the discovery that the younger sister who ran away from home eight years earlier is lost to him forever. He needs answers and the only person who can give them to him is a young man struggling to put his life back together. But he never expected to feel something more for the haunted artist.

Cole and Mace. One lives by the rules, the other makes his own. One seeks justice through the law while the other seeks it with his gun. Two men, one light, one dark, will find themselves and each other when they're forced to stand side by side to protect Jonas from an unseen evil that will stop at nothing to silence the young artist forever.

But each man's scars run deep and even the strength of three may not be enough to save them...

Note: This book contains M/M/M sexual content and is intended for mature audiences.

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to childhood sexual abuse.

***This is Book 1 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.***

Title: Not Human Enough
Series: Amsel Clan Series, 2
Author: Kazy Reed
Length: 184 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 8, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Vampires / 

Notes: It can be read alone, but the characters’ relationships will make much more sense if they read book 1 first.


Jake Reinbach is the son of vampires. He is also a high-school senior, hoping to live as normal a life as possible within the human world, but his bright purple eyes and vampire parents make him an outcast. When falsely accused of threatening a classmate, Jake is forced to withdraw from school, and back into the clan in which he was raised. He is devastated, but a young human comes to his door one evening with a startling confession.

Will Hayden is secretly attracted to Jake, and is bereft when the young vampire leaves public school. Fascinated with immortals, Will unfortunately lives in a household where hatred of vampires is part of the daily diet. He realizes his father is entangled in a conspiracy against the vampires, and he goes to Jake’s family and tells them of his suspicions. When he then confesses his feelings toward Jake, he sets in motion a series of events that will change his life—and Jake’s—forever.

Title: Creation Debt
Author: Lore Graham
Length: 37 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Trans / Genderqueer / Sci-fi / 



Radical views sometimes require committing a crime or two. In his biggest move yet to fight for android rights, Derek liberates a group of androids working off their creation debt at a hospital. One of those androids is 141, who is surprisingly reluctant to leave the facility, leaving Derek baffled.

A delay in their escape forces them to take an alternate route to Derek's base, trapping them on a decrepit spaceship for a week, where they have only each other for company and a divide created by assumptions and wariness—but also an undeniable curiosity.

Title: Because You Need Me
Author: Tess Barnett
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Self-Pubbed

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Fairies / 



With Ciaran's magic stripped from him by Noah's deadly spell, there's only one option open to the wounded fairy--return to his ancestral home of Tír na nÓg and beg for aid from the family he fled. He isn't adjusting well to being human, and his health and memory are fading fast, but the land of the fairies has its own dangers. The trip will take Trent far outside his comfort zone and stress the limits of the couple's burgeoning relationship. Ciaran has been keeping secrets, and one of them may be too much for Trent to accept. 

Noah isn't faring much better. Plagued by visions of memories not his own, he's forced to rely on Julien to help find a way to undo the spell, or complete it and kill Ciaran at last. Julien is tortured by guilt, working tirelessly to track Ciaran down and cure his friend, all the while pretending he still sees Noah only as a friend.

The hunter has all but run out of leads when a mysterious fairy arrives with a mission to bring Noah to Tír na nÓg for an ancient healing ritual. Their problems seem to be solved, until the fairy reveals the catch--to restore Ciaran's magic and his memories, Noah must die.

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