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?
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