Saturday, July 30, 2016

Something To Talk About: July Reading #Bookshelf

I spent the majority of this week at a family reunion at a camp/RV resort near-ish to Kansas City, Missouri. The cabin was cute and came with air conditioning (thank God) but we spent the days outside in the sweltering heat and humidity. This was the first road trip we have taken the dogs on. Dyson acted better than I thought he would. My meet & greet Hoover, not so much. With so much strange, Hoover thought everyone was a threat to us and it took him time to understand we were just fine.

I wasn't sure if I should be annoyed or relieved that the WiFi for the resort only worked occasionally. Between that and the poor cell service in the area I barely got on social media. I missed seeing what friends were up to, but honestly, the rest of the negative crap I didn't miss at all. 

I've been home all of 36 hours and I practically hopped back into editing Releasing Chaos after the suitcase was unpacked. I'm going on another trip this coming Thursday (no husband or dogs this time) and I need to get the book to beta readers before I leave.

In the meantime, here's the fun post about what I've read this month.

Pirate of Fathoms Deep is the second book in Megan Derr's Tales of the High Court. Lesto the pushy, bossy second to the High King has met his match in Shemal.

Shemal is a... recovering pirate, trying to turn over a new leaf when a couple of idiots kidnapped Lesto and dumped him on Shemal's front lawn. These two have a history that can either complicate the matter or make the situation one of serendipity.

This was a fantastic read that I've reread more than once and made me smile. Love Lesto and Shemal together. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

I've read and loved everything by Lyn Gala and so when I noticed Deductions on Loose ID's coming soon page the count down began. 

This is an urban fantasy where the world knows there is magic and magic wielding people. A peaceful balance is precarious and in order to police the magic population there is a branch in the FBI that employs a Talent team, including a non-magical human. 

Darren is that human and he's fallen in love with the team leader, the shaman Kavon. The only problem is they can never have a intimate relationship because shamans have to have certain kind of magical partner to balance their power. As a plain old human, Darren doesn't meet the requirement, but that doesn't dampen Darren's feelings. But not all is what it seems and as things unfolds the story gets better and better. There is a complexity to Gala's worlds that always captivates me. Her characters are relate-able even though the setting is fantasy. The next book, Derivation, came out while I was melting in the heat. I'll be taking it with me on my next trip. :) 

I don't read many contemporaries. I need a balance between the romance and a plot arc that isn't about the relationship. I need other things to be going on.

To be honest, I bought this one because I liked the cover and then I forgot about it. I was going through my kindle and it kept coming up. I went back several times to reread the blurb, see-sawing back and forth about whether I wanted to try it. July was the month where for every good book I read, I set aside six that weren't for me. I hate wasting my reading time because I only have so much in a week's time.

Once I started Absolution, I was captured. Shadow group of assassins that deliver vigilante justice? Awesome. Jonas, is the target with a questionable background, but for some reason the assassin, Mace, can't pull the trigger. A former Navy SEAL, Cole, who is looking for answers about his sister's death throws a wrench into the situation. The story totally delivered on the promise laid out in the blurb. I devoured the book and jumped to the next two. 

Salvation and Retribution are about different characters, but the people from the prior books play a part in the stories. By the end, I still couldn't get enough. I searched through Sloane Kennedy's backlist and cackled with glee because there was plenty of stories to choose from. Reading up on her stories, I found they were all interconnected through cross over characters and I chose a couple to start out with. But I'm really, really looking forward to the next installation to the Protectors series. Since Retribution came out earlier this month, it'll probably be a while but with her nice sized backlist I can catch up on her world.

F*ck Forgiveness is a re-release. I read the original version awhile ago and loved it. When I read more word count was added, I bought the new version.

I liked this just as much as I did the first time I read the story. It's short but was able to pack a punch without leaving me feel as something was skipped over. I'm thrilled there will be more in the series.

Along the shifter vein but leaning more towards sci-fi is Maze For 3. Set in a post apocalyptic world that has made contact with aliens. The cities have a great amount of advanced technology. There the aliens live along side the humans, not quite fitting in. 

Even though the land outside the metro areas are practically wastelands, people scrape by making a living. Miah has his degree and a plan to change the lives of the people but is injured right before he has to go home. The two aliens he met want to help him, hoping that Miah will fall in love with them. But they have secrets and Miah's dreams sit on the precarious edge of failure...

Great story and I look forward to the second book in the series. 

I read the first book to the series last year. I developed a soft spot for a side character, the little troll Fred. Life happened and when I turned back around, there were another six books out in this series. Seriously, that some fast work. I read through them this month. Different kinds of shifters from gargoyles to squirrels, this series runs the gamut of the familiar to the not so familiar with a light quirky humor. Plus the whole series is menage(+). Yay for me! 

Besides Fred remaining a side character through the series, the human from the second book, A Dragon's Destiny became another favorite. I found Samuel to be adorable. With Vincent and Desmond at odds because Desmond doesn't want to have a mate, the... I want to say Samuel's sweetness but I'm not sure that is accurate. Samuel is naive and innocent and is the glue that brings Vincent and Desmond together. This series is mpreg so the less dominate mates do get pregnant in each book. In this one, I was shocked into laughing out loud because I didn't expect things to go the way they did. This is a fun and quirky humored series that I've really enjoyed. A Dragon's Destiny is one of my favorites because of, you guessed it, baby dragons and Samuel. Plus there were times through the series the Fred really rocked.

This is one of my favorite series that I own in all forms, ebook, paperback, and audio. Well, not audio for Cosmic Inception because it just released, but I will.

I'm thrilled to finally get the story of Nick and Fieo who've been dancing around each other for the last two books. I loved how different Nick was from the other humans and how hard Fieo worked to care for Nick. There is a lot going in with this plot that kept me on the edge of my seat and cussing when I had to put it down because my reading time was over. Poor Jason, I kept insisting it was time for him to go to bed because I wanted to read more of my reward. (yes, there are some days that the rewards I give to myself help me get through the work day. :) ) I loved this from beginning to the end and I hope there is more to come. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed the list. Everything here I'd highly recommend. I supposed I should get back to work. :)

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blog Tour: Finding Love by Gigi Kern #giveaway


Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Gigi Kern author of Finding Love

Hi Gigi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

85 percent of the writing I do is longhand.  I found when writing my novel, supernatural thriller, that I could think and write faster writing longhand vs thinking and typing.  Plus, I found by writing longhand, it helps keep continuity of thought and stops me from editing along the way.

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Yes, Finding Love is the second book in the Finding Home series.  It’s about creating your own family and how home is more than just a house.  The series starts with Aaron finally finding a family of his own, and finding love with TJ.  The series expands to include the family Aaron creates and those connected the awesome Foster family.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series.
As a reader I enjoy reading books in a series.  Funny, when the idea comes to me, I know if it will be a series and the number of books in the series.  I think my experiences as a reader impact how I see writing.  In recent years, I have read great books in a series that fall flat at the end, or off into left field.  So, I try and connect the characters and will try to introduce them prior to their own book or connect them to a character from a previous book so the reader can feel the connection with those characters.

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
I think the cover does play a role in the buying process.  As an avid reader, the book cover draws me in leading me to read the book description.  I personally make an effort to read the book descriptions for book covers that don’t appeal to me just so I don’t loose out on a great book. 

What is your favourite quote?
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
--Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


Aaron is in love with his new boyfriend TJ and living with his best friend Ryan. Life is perfect. Right?

Except his past rears its ugly head threatening everything he has and ever wanted.

Now that would be the end of his story, but ever since Aaron met the Fosters and his hot boyfriend TJ, his luck has changed! Dreams really do come true!!

Shush it's a secret... I know the writer of Finding Love, and she told me...

"When I originally came up with the idea for Finding Love, this is what I had in mind...

Yes I didn't see everything at the time. But I did see their first time. And the anxiety Aaron would have. And I knew that TJ's friends wouldn't "get" their relationship. But I didn't see Rick giving the "talk". Awesome right!

I'd tell you more, but I think the author is on the look out. She promised me to secrecy. But how could I not share right!!

Disclaimer: Because of Aaron's cuteness, TJ's hotness, Ryan's awesomeness and David being David, please Read Book# 1 Finding Aaron first. How else can you fall under their spell.

Title: Finding Love
Author: Gigi Kern
Series: Finding Home #2
Release Date: June 20th 2016
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance


Buy Links: Amazon


Focusing solely on Aaron, he manhandled him as gently as he could. Over the past several months of his and Aaron’s relationship TJ noticed that the trust Aaron had in him not to hurt him was mind-blowing. It was his touch, sight unseen sometimes, that would always center and calm Aaron. Knowing this, TJ always tried to use this sparingly and held it in the reverence it deserved. Ryan, Aaron’s best friend and TJ’s nephew, didn’t even have this ability.

Gently pulling Aaron out of the recliner, TJ maneuvered himself behind Aaron and unceremoniously plopped down into the chair. Slowly TJ repositioned Aaron and seconds later Aaron was in TJ’s lap and they were cuddling.

Yes, CUDDLING. It was a major shock to TJ and everyone around him that he actually liked to cuddle. Yet again another revelation these past few months brought as TJ descended into the rabbit hole that was “Aaron Samuel” and found it got more intriguing by the day.

Wrapping his arm around Aaron’s slim shoulders brought the needed warmth to Aaron’s shivering body.

“Aw, look how cute and comfy the two resident lovebirds look,” David said with a snicker as he draped the blanket across Aaron’s lap and chest.

Title: Finding Aaron
Release Date: November 4th 2015



Book 1 in Finding Home Series

At 23, Aaron has aged out of the foster-care system and is now a struggling college student. Between his severe Learning Disabilities, ADHD and past trauma, every day is a struggle.

Three years ago, Aaron's world got a whole lot brighter thanks to his new best friend, Ryan Foster and his family. The Fosters have taken him into the fold. That is, everyone except for Ryan's Uncle TJ.

When Aaron and TJ meet, sparks fly.

TJ, 31, can't stand his nephew's flamboyant, in your face, blue-haired, rainbow loving, best friend. He knows he shouldn't be so judgmental but after spending five years in Iraq and Afghanistan, his patience is buried under a mountain of guilt and loss.

TJ's animosity toward Aaron always stresses Aaron out going home to the Foster's for the holidays but they are the only family he has. He just needs to put up with TJ. He can do that, right?

When something happens that neither one wants to acknowledge, it may just be the catalyst needed for the sparks to explode.

What happens when TJ lets himself see the real Aaron? And, can Aaron let TJ past his defenses, when he's barely holding on.

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About the Author

Gigi Kern is currently writing the third book, Finding David in the Finding Home series, her first gay contemporary romance series. A huge fan, she along with thousands wait with baited breath for the next new release from her favorite gay romance authors.

Gigi first discovered her passion for reading out of desperation. During her month long hiatus for her seventh grade summer break, spending quality time with the grandparents in sunny Florida in August, the hottest time of year, she became desperate. See, awesome grandparents had no cable. Travesty though it was, Gigi discovered the retirement community's library and there it was in all its glory, Heaven by V.C. Andrews. And she's been hooked ever since.

Though her day job is monotonous, she has been able to work in three continents, travel and see the world.
Her menagerie of wooden animals from her world travels have major competition from her two cats, Marco-pollo and Squertie. And, cause what would a menagerie be without animals, her two 65+ pound dogs, Leo the lug and Blink the destroyer of toys.

She is currently writing her life away on the shores of North Carolina.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Is On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Just a couple more days and I'll be with family, camping out... well, I'll be in a cabin and not sleeping on the ground. I have enough aches and pains, I don't need to add more. I'm already packing to Jason's horror.

Title: Green Toes
Author(s): Avery Flinders
Length: 11k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Genderqueer / Paranormal / Trans / Urban Fantasy /

Notes: Releases August 16, 2016

Blurb: Laura left her boyfriend in their rural town to move to the city in the hope that her bisexuality wouldn't be so invisible. She's found the queer scene but is finding it difficult to connect to anyone there, and there are things she misses about her home. The only thing that feels right is her magic hiking boots, which make plants grow wherever she walks. It helps her recreate a tiny version of her parents' organic vegetable farm in her front yard.

The tomatoes from her garden draw in Terri, a genderqueer person from down the road who stops to admire them. The two quickly form a bond, and Laura feels she's finally found someone to whom she really connects and with whom she could grow even closer—until a misunderstanding threatens to ruin everything.

Title: Glecerus: The Choice
Series: Alien Lovers, 2
Author(s): Olivia Black
Publisher: Siren

Genre:  Romance / Erotic Romance / Poly / Sci-Fi / 

Notes:  I really want this one. I'll be on vacation soon after the release. I have to read it before I go. :)

Blurb: The year is 2327. Earth, once strong, is now trying to recover from the devastation of the Great War. During the battle, millions of lives were lost and cities were destroyed. Needing to rebuild, the government turns to other planets. One day, a starship arrives from the planet of Glecerus. The aliens trade technology and medicine for willing humans to become mates to their people.

Georgie Larson grew up in an orphanage on Earth, hoping and praying for a family. He volunteers to go to Glecerus looking for a mate among the alien race. But Georgie’s dreams are crushed when he learns that none of the Glecerian males bid on him during the auction.

Ambassador Rett T'Rul and his brother Lund are both interested in becoming Georgie’s mate. They fight dirty to claim the human, but soon realize that they aren’t only hurting each other, they’re hurting Georgie as well. In the end, the choice is given to Georgie. Which male will he choose? Rett, the Ambassador to Sweshan, or Lund, the owner of a pleasure club?

Title: Offside
Series: The Darthmouth Cobras, 4
Author(s): Bianca Sommerland
Length: 528 pages
PublisherBianca Sommerland (March 25, 2013)

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Sports / Poly / BDSM / 

Notes: As far I know, these can be read as standalones. I guess I'll see when I get a chance to dig into it.

Blurb: A pace ahead of the play can send you back to the start. And put everything you’ve worked for at risk. 

Single mother and submissive Rebecca Bower abandoned her career as a sports reporter to become a media consultant with her brother’s hockey team. A failed marriage to a selfish man makes her wary of getting involved with another. Unfortunately, chemistry is hard to deny, and all her hormones are dancing when she gets close to the Cobra’s sniper, Scott Demyan.

Zachary Pearce ‘came out’ to the world last season to shift attention away from a teammate. And his one night with Scott Demyan had been unsettling. There could be more there, if only Scott was a different person. Instead, a night of sensual BDSM play with Becky leaves him wanting more, but she thinks he’s gay and questions his interest. It’s been a long time since a woman has attracted him both as a man and a Dom, and he’ll do everything in his power to prove she’s the only one he needs. Or wants. His one time with Scott was a mistake.

Scott might have forgotten what happened in his childhood, but the effects linger, and he specializes in drunken one-night stands…until he meets Zach and Becky and sees what he’s missing. But neither one believes Scott can be faithful. Although he’s trying hard to clean up his act to avoid getting kicked off the team, they want more from him. He’s willing to make changes, but the most important one—putting their happiness before his own—means he’ll probably end up alone.


This e-book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. It also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM, ménage sex, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, and one man erroneously labeled as vanilla. Author strongly advises care be taken when using ladders and gym equipment in ways other than originally intended. And sex on cruise ships whenever possible. The author advises that as well.

Title: Damon Snow series 1-4
Author(s): Olivia Helling
Length: 491 Pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Historical / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Regency /


Blurb: He thought love was impossible, until his cull’s dying wish...

London, 1809. Incubus demon and male prostitute Damon Snow thinks he has the world figured out. Love only exists in rich poets’ imaginations and all any man wants from him is a quick romp. But when his long-time and dying patron forces Damon to investigate true love, he discovers that love may be possible for those lucky few — and that possibly, just possibly, love is possible for him too.


Damon Snow and the Nocturnal Lessons (Book 1)

In the dark world of Regency molly houses, love can’t be possible – can it?

Damon Snow thinks he has the world figured out. As an incubus demon and male prostitute, the world is a cruel, dark and lonely place where men only want one thing.

When his long-time patron Byrne discovers he's dying, Byrne offers to leave his entire fortune to Damon.

There's only one catch: Damon has to investigate and write about the reason another patron Price visits him. Easy – the same reason as all men.

But what starts as an easy assignment turns into an impossible secret, the last thing Damon would ever suspect. If men only want one thing, how can one possibly fall in love?


Damon Snow and the Incubus Rake (Book 2)

In the dark world of mollies and incubi, who can Damon really trust?

Incubus and prostitute Damon Snow wants nothing more than a repeat of his last fateful visit with his long-time patron Byrne. Not that he’d actually admit that. Week after week, Byrne’s door remains closed, until Damon discovers he’s not the only one paying Byrne a bedside visit.

Even Damon’s only friend Rogers seems ready to discard him if he ever does get into Damon’s pantaloons.

So when a dapper rake reveals himself as an incubus and offers to teach Damon how to bend men to his desires, Damon is quick to take him up on his offer, even if it means breaking a few of his own rules.

But the rake has a secret of his own, and men keep disappearing around him. In a world of only users and the used, who can Damon really trust?


Damon Snow and the Viscount Temptation (Book 3)

In a world of buyers and the bought, can Damon afford to choose love?

The only thing incubus and prostitute Damon Snow wants for his dreaded “twenty-first” birthday is to spend the day at Byrne’s bedside. But Byrne is growing ever more distant.

Claiming it’s due to his ongoing struggle with his business partner, Viscount Ashton, Byrne assigns his next lesson: Damon will seduce Ashton into ceding to Byrne.

Damon desperately needs the extra money. As much as he’d prefer to stay in Byrne’s bed, he can’t refuse, and seducing the wanton creature he’d seen so many years ago seems easy enough.

But when the viscount offers Damon the respectable and lucrative position of valet, it comes with one catch: he’ll never see Byrne again. When it seems like even Byrne regards Damon as little more than a whore to be bought, can Damon afford the choice?


Damon Snow and the Nocturnal Confession (Book 4)

In a world of incubi and unicorns, there must be something capable of curing Byrne… right?

For months, incubus and prostitute Damon Snow has been given assignments from his long-time cull and now lover Byrne. But after Byrne nearly dies and they travel to Bath to take the waters, Damon assigns himself one of his own:

He must find a supernatural creature capable of curing Byrne.

But when Damon once again encounters the incubus Frost, Frost taunts him with the truth ― Byrne isn’t dying from natural causes. Damon’s touch is killing him.

Damon has to find a cure, and fast, even if he must break propriety and sanity to do so. But can he go so far as to confess he’s an incubus knowing he’ll lose Byrne forever?

Title: Bitterwood
Author(s): Rowan Speedwell
Length: 167 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Historical / Parnormal /


Blurb: Outrunning a winter storm in the north, Captain Faran of the King's Guard leads his men and a young mage named Meric to shelter at Bitterwood Manor, the ancestral home of the Daenes. Faran and his troops have been searching for weeks for a mysterious, lion-like beast that reportedly haunts the uncharted northern woods. For Meric, finding that prophesied cat is a matter of life and death.

Though Faran is deeply focused on their mission, the enigmatic Joss Daene, Lord of Bitterwood, fascinates him. Strong and proud, Joss is everything Faran wants in a lover. More, if he were honest. But Joss belongs to Bitterwood, and Faran to his duty.

Together they will need to brave the oldest, darkest part of the Bitterwood in the coldest, deepest snows of winter to find the legendary cat. But time is running out—for Meric, for the kingdom, and for Faran and Joss’s fledgling love.

(Note: This is a revised second edition, previously published elsewhere.)

Title: Morgen Curse
Series: Deep Magic, 2
Author(s): Gillian St. Kevern
Length: 122 pages

Genre:  Romantic Elements / Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay / HFN /


Blurb: Ieuan is a young morgen in a lot of trouble. The storm he sung up to soothe his broken heart attracted the attention of the Cursed One, an underwater sorcerer exiled from the morgen group for a terrible crime. But the Cursed One wants Ieuan’s help to save a life — that of Zane, a sailor shipwrecked in Ieuan’s storm. Ieuan finds himself drawn into the Cursed One’s impossible task against his better judgement. But as his morgen kin mount a search for him, Ieuan’s help might be all of their undoing. 

Set in the same world as Deep Magic, Morgen Curse follows a different set of characters. It is the start of something new rather than a true sequel although it opens the door to a return to the Llŷn Peninsula. Romantic elements, but no sex. HFN ending.

Title: The Portal
Author(s): Kaitlyn O'Connor
Length: 300 pages

Genre:  Romance / Futuristic / Paranomal / Fantasy / Poly /


Blurb: Dr. Alexis Conyers, is among the scientists sent from the near future to find a new home for mankind, but once her and her crewmembers erect the Portal, none of the colonists they're expecting arrive. When they decide to use the portal to return to earth they discover that nearly a thousand years have passed and the world they return to has changed drastically. Mankind, except for a small enclave, has fled the earth and humans are despised by those abandoned-the beast folk. It's a Liger-man, Torin, who rescues her from the Bear Clan, but although he knows she belongs with her 'own kind', he doesn't really want to let her go and Alexis finds herself torn between her love for three very different men-Lord Torin of the Lion Clan, Lord Joel of the human clan, and William Long, Joel's second in command-all Alpha males determined to claim her for themselves--when she doesn't actually want to be 'owned'. Rating: Carnal adult situations, adult language, graphic violence, multiple sexual partners, ménage a trios. Genre: Futuristic Romance.

Title: Mistela
Series: Men in Love and at War, 1
Author(s): LJ Collins
Length: 223 pages
PublishereXtasy Books (June 8, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Alternate Worlds /


Blurb: When the cruise ship Luke Ganes is working on sinks off the coast of South America, he thinks he has met his watery grave. Regaining consciousness, he finds himself in a different world that defies the laws of both nature and gravity. With the help of his saviour, Girufu, he slowly comes to terms with his new environment and learns to love his new home, Mistela. When he hears about the evil Taronas and their quest to slay the Pescamans, he develops a plan to save his newfound friends from their brutal attacks. As time passes, Girufu proves to Luke he is the lover Luke has always been looking for. But when Girufu pushes Luke to the limits of his sexuality, he panics and begins a desperate journey, seeking a way back to Earth. His arch-rival Janus convinces him he can help. Only love and a cunning plan can save him from certain death.

Title: Wood
Author(s): Cathryn Fox, Lauren Hawkeye
Publisher: Red Press

Genre:  Erotic Romance / Contemporary / Alternate World / Fantasy / McLumberpants /

Notes: (Source: Releasing October 18th. I can't resist the cover.

Blurb: It was a bad idea.

I followed my hot professor on a research trip to a mountainous island in the middle of freaking nowhere because of a stupid schoolgirl crush and because hey, it was something to do. When hot prof turns out to be not so hot for me, my search for a quiet place sends me to a hidden cave in the woods. Little did I know that a storm on the lake would fling me into a dangerous and different world. One where raw, tough warriors threatened my life, and a sexually tense, axe-wielding woodsman from my wildest fantasies would toss me over his shoulder—barbarian style.

I had no idea where I was or how to get home, but hey, why the hurry? Filthy talking McLumberpants was hot, severe, dirty as all hell, and while we were completely different people, we had one thing in common. Complete lust for one another—that got completely out of control.

But when lightning hits again, opening a path to home, I had to wonder… where, exactly, was that?

Title: The Seer
Author(s): Jordan Reece
Length: 249 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fanatasy / Paranormal / Mystery / 


Blurb: Detective Laeric Scoth is good at his job, but he’s also an ass. And Jesco Currane has just gotten stuck with him on the most frustrating case of their careers. 

When the body of a courier is discovered in an alley, Jesco is called in to assist with his seer skills. All he has to do is touch the clothing of the deceased to identify the killer. But the victim has been stripped naked, and the only evidence at the scene is a timepiece. The people he sees within it have nothing to do with the murder, yet they must be related to the case.

Chasing down leads with Scoth lets Jesco see another side of the surly, if handsome, detective. But as their feelings for each other grow heated, so does the investigation. Someone doesn’t want them to know who killed the courier . . . and plans to add them to the death toll if they don’t stop pursuing it.

Title: The Azure Kingdom
Author(s): Michelle Dare
Length: 235 pages

Genre:  Romance / Alternate World / 


Blurb: One key, one door, one man, one leap. 

Alison Wescot inherited the antique store the day her mother died. It was nothing she wanted, but she couldn’t part with it. The antiques inside were all she had left of her mother. She thought she knew every piece in the store, until one day she discovered a box with a key inside, along with a letter from her mother. A key to a door she never knew existed.

Lucas Azure is the leader of the kingdom’s elite guard, a group of men whose sole purpose was to protect their territory and people. The youngest of the king’s four children, he was also the deadliest. The men in his group followed him faithfully, never questioning his orders. When Alison appeared, he knew he had to protect her at all costs.

The day Alison walked through the door, her recurring dream became a reality. The man who always remained a mystery was standing before her. There were dragons flying overhead and a castle in the distance. She was now in the Azure Kingdom.

Title: Ice in Sunlight
Author(s): Julia Leijon
Length: 186 pages
PublisherLoveLight Press (July 8, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Hurt-Comfort / Poly / Fantasy / 


Blurb: I think I’m supposed to be dead.

Corwen’s emotions are a frozen wasteland after years of enslavement and abuse. When he’s finally rescued, freedom isn’t enough to thaw the wintry landscape of his heart.

Slowly, his new compatriots teach him that physical intimacy is a sacred gift, that pleasure can be shared without pain. With endless patience, they offer him a different way of being.

In order to be whole, Corwen must surrender the self-loathing he wears like armor. Can he learn to see himself the way his new companions do? Or will he hide from love forever in the icy vault that shields his deepest soul?

Ice in Sunlight is a full-length M/M fantasy tale. It is intended for mature readers only due to adult themes and content.

Title: On Your Sole
Author(s): Caitlin Ricci
Length: 43 pages
Publisher Pride Publishing (August 2, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Fantasy / 


Blurb: One feisty shoe-loving fae might be just what this shoe store owner needs to get back on track…if he doesn’t kill the fae first.

Randal Tobit has recently taken over his father’s shoe store, On Your Sole, and is trying to make his father proud after his recent divorce from a woman his dad liked. The job is easy, but only because of the man his father hired and will not give Randal permission to fire under any circumstances.

Casey is helpful and happy, bordering on obnoxiously so. He’s a morning person and he loves shoes, which makes him perfect for the store, but not so much for Randal, who prefers to be barefoot when he can’t wear flip flops.

When the store is vandalized and Casey offers his help, Randal makes a bargain with him—one that he probably would have reconsidered if he’d had any idea what Casey actually was…

Title: Finding His Feet
Author(s): Sandra Bard
Length: 324 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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


Blurb: Kaden Pace, a soldier injured while on a mission, hides the extent of his damage by wearing his high-tech armor, desperate to prove his worth to his administrators and make himself useful in order to hold on to his independence. But during a simple assignment to escort two cadets across the country to retrieve the armor of a dead warrior, things start to fall apart. 

They meet Shun, a young man with a secret, who steals the armor they were supposed to recover. Chasing Shun brings them to an abandoned town, where they encounter even more trouble. Stranded in the deserted city, Kaden finds himself relying more and more on Shun, the person he’d come to capture, while fighting off an invasion from the neighboring country.

But even when he returns to camp, Kaden’s problems are not over. Now he has to find a way to save Shun, whom he’s growing to care for, and keep his team alive as they make one last-ditch attempt to get back the armor Shun stole. Armor that is now in enemy hands, on an island in the middle of the sea, at Ground Zero where it all began.

Title: Retribution
Series: The Protectors, 3
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 374 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Hurt-Comfort / Contemporary / Assassins / Former Military /

Notes: I ended up reading this last week and I'm already wishing the next one was out.

Blurb: "You're a hero every fucking day,Tate," I said softly. "Don't ever forget that." --Hawke

Ex Special Forces soldier Michael "Hawke" Hawkins has spent every day of the last ten years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he's been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn't expecting.

After nearly two years of running, 24-year-old Tate Travers has become an expert at hiding...until the day a dangerous stranger shows up looking for vengeance and threatens to destroy the fragile life Tate has managed to build for himself and his five-year-old son. Except the life Tate has been struggling to hold on to started unraveling long before Hawke showed up looking for the same men Tate has been running from...his own father and older brother.

Retribution - it's all Hawke has wanted since the day he held his wife's hand as she took her last breath. And he won't give that up for anything or anyone...not even the tormented young man trying to give his little boy a better life. Because Tate is the only one who can lead Hawke to the men he's been searching for. And if it means forcing the young man to confront the past that nearly destroyed him, then so be it.

Only the last thing Hawke expects to feel is something besides the hatred that has driven him. And he definitely never expected to feel it for a man.

But when it comes down to choosing between the unwanted feelings Tate stirs in him and the revenge he's finally close enough to taste, will Hawke be able to give up the one thing that has kept him going for a second chance at a future he gave up on ever having?

Title: Sex, Emergency Exits, and Plan Bs
Series: The Gentlemen Brothers
Author(s): James Cox
Length: 86 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre:  Romance / Fantasy / Dystopia / Gay / 


Blurb: When death was near, a man in clockwork wings saved his life... 

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.

Logan Gentlemen thought he lost his family that night. Despite the age or class difference, he fell in love with Lucius, the man that saved his life. Logan fears the lust is one-sided—after all, who wants sex with him and his mechanical arm? That thought is soon shattered by a passionate kiss. As Logan and Lucius try to figure out their feelings, they discover the horrible truth about the past.

Traitors lurk in the palace. Lies grow between the new lovers. And at the end of it all, it’s brother vs. brother.

Title: Waking the Bear
Series: Shifter Wars
Author(s): Kerry Adrienne
Length: 212 pages
Publisher Carina Press (August 1, 2016)

Genre:  Paranmormal Romance / Shifters  / Bears & Lions /


Blurb: Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one's mate…

For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It's clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it's a means of survival. But what Amy doesn't realize is she's reawakened the beast within him.

Griff's dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff's entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.

Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.

Title: Oleander: Son of Drakkar
Series: Drakkar Coven Series, 2
Author(s): Leigh Jarrett
Length: 193 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Erotic Romance / Horrorish? / 


Blurb: The unrelenting seduction of Oleander's cool, flawless skin—and deep, captivating eyes. The concern in his voice—the touch of his hand. The exhilaration and pride elicited by the sight of Oleander waiting for him after the visit with his family had left him feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. 

Unfulfilled …pointless, insignificant—until Oleander.

Amidst the chaos of his sexual reckoning, Timothy is compelled to uphold an intimate pact struck between himself and Oleander, and chooses to follow him north to Drakkar Castle—the threat of war upon them. Grimmr Coven is advancing deep into Drakkar Coven territory, and only Oleander may know the reason why. He had lived amongst the Coven Grimmr for many decades with his human lover, Torkel, and fears that a far greater threat is coming, forcing Grimmr Coven south into Drakkar Coven territory.

Left behind while Oleander goes in search of answers, Timothy's inner turmoil becomes unbearable. His only company enroute to Drakkar Castle, Alexis, a vivacious, blue-eyed seductress with a secret, intent on stealing him away for reasons that would launch the already fractured family of Drakkar at each other's throats.

Content Information: This book contains graphic depictions of male/male sexual practices, graphic horror scenes and language, and other content that some readers may find objectionable.

Title: Venomous
Series: Alien Warrior, 1
Author(s): Penelope Fletcher
Length: 652 pages
PublisherStephenson & Fletcher; 1 edition (December 24, 2014)

Genre:  Erotic Romance / Poly / Sci-Fi / Aliens / 

Notes: Found this one when I was searching for poly reads. What sealed the deal for me was in the blurb. " matter how ugly her human appearance." Because really, aliens aren't going to find us attractive and that the author went there intrigued me. I want to see where it goes.

Blurb: "She is mine to protect, mine to shelter, mine to feed and mine to cover. When she is weak, I shall be her strength. She was stolen from her world by our captors. Now her survival is my responsibility. It is her duty to endure my lust, respect my nest mates and honour our union with offspring. I revere this giver of life, as is the way."~ Venomous One, formerly of Rök, enslaved gladiator 

"Six things a woman should not have to deal with: 1) More than one barbaric alien lover/life mate. 2) Long term stay on a slave planet where you’re one female amongst thousands of 'needy' males. 3) Killer space pirates. 4) Psychotic mother-in-law. 5) Putting your alien lover/life mates’ species under the threat of annihilation because you ticked off the wrong Slave Chieftain. 6) A marauding overlord with a harem four hundred strong who is determined to make you concubine number four hundred and one. My name is Lumen. I am stranded in a galaxy far, far away and here be huge f***ing aliens."~ Lumen Young, formerly of Earth, lost in space

Abducted from Earth and transported to a slave planet in an unknown galaxy, Lumen finds herself, shackled, naked and put on display before an alien horde. Told the males will battle for the right to slake their lusts with her body, she would become the slave of slaves. Venomous One, a proud warrior enslaved, has given up hope of returning to his home world and finding a life mate. When a female is tossed into the arena his soul demands he claim her. Winning his mate by Right of Might, he vows to protect Lumen and be a good provider, no matter how ugly her human appearance. Rescued by Venomous’ people, the couple face space pirates, the condemnation of an alien government, galactic war, and a deadlier threat from within the warrior’s own kindred.

Warning: violence, profanity and sexual situations with multiple partners.

Title: Shield of the Dragon
Series: Dance with the Devil, 6
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 71k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Poly / Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / Dragons / Dude, it's just mine

Notes: Releases Sept 14th

Blurb: In the aftermath of destroying two powerful syndicates and joining league with the last person he expected, all Ken wants is a chance to catch his breath, and maybe regain the attention of the man who said he wanted Ken as more than just a Steward but now seems to have lost interest. But every other day brings a new crop of people wanting to kill them, and it's only a matter of time before they succeed.

All Amr wants is time—time to move his clan and settle them into their new home, time with the dragon he never thought he'd own, and most of all he wants time for his Steward, to see the man rest and recover and stop getting himself almost killed every week. He wouldn't mind a chance to rekindle their fragile relationship either.

Diamond wants a life that feels worth living. The one he left behind wasn't all that great, but it beat waking up to the nasty results of a curse that should have killed him and working as a hitman for the Cambry Syndicate. Then he goes to fetch someone for his boss, and gets dragged even deeper into the strange paranormal world he's still learning to call home...

Title: Night Wars Collection
Author(s): Missouri Dalton, Sophia Beaumont
Publisher: Torquere Press

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

Notes: On coming soon page and it doesn't give a date.

Blurb: In Devilry Done, when Lucas decides he wants Ambrose back, he needs a plan. Unfortunately, Lucas has never been very good at plans. By the time he’s gotten Ambrose’s attention, Lucas is in trouble with some dangerous people and broke to boot. Of course, he also gets into trouble with Ambrose, and if he’s very lucky, his former paramour will be in a forgiving mood. Followed by An Eye for Trouble, Lucas and Ambrose are back for another spot of trouble as an old friend asks Ambrose to come to Chicago. Too bad Lucas just got bit by… something and he’s not exactly sure how much help he’s going to be. Poisoned Spirits takes us to Chicago Special Police Officer Ian Mulhane, who has never been stood-up before, so when Billy doesn’t show up to the speakeasy, he’s not a happy camper. But anger quickly shifts to worry, and Ian soon discovers Billy is gravely ill, poisoned by magically tainted whiskey. Ian’s used to the paranormal, but witches might just be more than he can handle.

Fast forward to modern day Chicago in Happy Halloween, Jack’s past has always been something of a question mark, until now. On Halloween, an eighteen-year-old Jack found himself in a world of trouble, and headed straight toward the man who would take him from hustler to cop. In Foxtrot, Remy starts this year’s Masquerade miserable, but with help from an old flame, things start looking up. Across the ocean in Ame, Takashi Matsumoto has spent his entire life in Tokyo. He’s seen terrible things working for the yakuza, but when an encounter with something straight out of folklore leaves him nearly dead he has to revise everything he thought he knew. After he recovers, he runs into an old flame, Daisuke. Can Takashi have a relationship knowing what he does? Or will his past catch up to both of them?

Cary Vaughn has found himself on the wrong side of a lot of people. When he ends up in Edinburgh hiding from one of those people he meets a tall Scotsman in a bar and goes home with him. He spies a small fortune on a bookshelf and takes a chance by stealing it—but he’s not the only one with an ulterior motive in Feumaidh Mi Ruith. In The Ten of Cups, Isaiah Cappelli is trying to overcome a broken heart and a cloudy future. Is it fate or only coincidence that leads him to a New Age shop and a handsome stranger? Christmas comes in This Time of Year and a dragon is loose in Chicago. Howl would be more concerned if the case didn’t keep interrupting his lunch reservations. Partnered up with the distractingly handsome Detective Reyes, Howl is going to have to pull himself out of his melancholy if he wants to solve the case and get back to his Christmas plans, getting drunk while watching It’s a Wonderful Life, alone. Well, not if Detective Reyes has anything to say about it.

In Fiends in Low Places, Simon Murphy, psychic and former thief is trying to rekindle the romance between himself and his FBI beau, Gabriel. Can a pizza date fix this mess? The Raven and the Wolf introduces Bran Morning, he owns an occult bookshop, has PTSD and doesn’t remember what happened exactly that gives him nightmares. Roped into attending the wedding of an old squad member, Bran is in for more than he bargained for and discovers that the body can remember things the mind forgets. Evie Cappelli has been with the Montreal Night Shift for a while now, but she’s about to get the surprise of her life—if a wedding dress and some rosary beads don’t kill her first in L’Île des Sœurs.

Title: Four
Series: The Republic, 2
Author(s): Archer Kay Leah
Length: 85k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:  Romance / Bisexual / Gay / Fantasy / 

Notes: Releases Sept 7th

Blurb: On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who adore him, and the attention of beautiful women. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including the fact that while Mayr is a romantic at heart, searching for the one person to share his life with, his lovers keep leaving him. 

When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr's previous lovers—and about to undertake the Uldana Trials. If Tash fails, he'll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr, and become the latest to leave Mayr standing alone with a broken heart.

Title: Bad Idea
Author(s): Lily Harlem
PublisherPride Publishing (August 16, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Motorcycle Club /


Blurb:  Bad ideas can sometimes be the best!

Roughneck Riders are not an MC club you mess with, least of all their rough and tough gang leader Heavy. But Heavy has a secret that has to be kept, no matter what—his heart belongs to a man. It shouldn’t. He’s supposed to be into women, like the other guys in the club. Junk is just too cute to resist, though. Add in his delectable body, his sweet submission and his willingness to accept Heavy’s sadism, and the couple are a perfect match.

Junk’s a probie, proving his worth to the club and demonstrating his mechanical know-how. He’s lived on the edge for a long time, flitting from one place to the next. But now that he’s settling in as a Roughneck, life is looking up. Not least because he’s in love—soul-eating, cock-thickening, obsessive love. He can’t tell anyone about his desire for Heavy, but what he can do is push his lover’s buttons, all day, in full view of everyone, until he’s damned sure the night will bring a whole host of sinful delights and wicked punishments that will leave him marked, bruised and, most of all, wholly satisfied.

Title: The 9th Orb
Author(s): Kaitlyn O'Connor
Length: 222 pages
PublisherNew Concepts Publishing (July 1, 2010)

Genre:  Romance / Sci-Fi / Aliens / 

Notes: I think this is a part of the portal series that I listed above.

Blurb: Scientifically speaking, it made sense to send two hundred women and 'frozen pops' to establish the colony on New Georgia and insure a good gene pool. But when the colonists arrive after fifteen years of space travel, and discover that the alien compound directly across from their new city is filled with young, virile Xtanian men eager for 'queens' Eden Chisholm has her hands full trying to keep the peace. The Xtanian's themselves are stunningly human-like, but their customs are completely alien to Eden.

Title: The Green's Hill Novellas
Author(s): Amy Lane
Length: 231 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications

Genre:  Romantic Elements / Gay / Fantasy / Paranormal / 


Blurb: A Green's Hill Collection Companion to the Little Goddess Series 

Welcome to Green’s Hill, a small, secret collective of the fey, furry, and undead, existing unnoticed in the California foothills for over a hundred and fifty years. Whether your passion is exotic were-animals, angels, elves, or vampires, you can find them here—although things are changing on the hill.

Bound by love and honor, Cory, Green, and Adrian work to give their followers a home—but they have no idea that the effects of their true love will spread like ripples in a pond.

Be prepared for the unexpected, and ready for enchantment—you never know who will be awakened to the romantic possibilities of a vampire, a sorceress, or a pansexual elf who finds power in the force of love.

This anthology includes:

Litha's Constant Whim
It is on Litha that Whim meets Charlie, and their vows to return next Litha and finish what they started launch a thirteen-year tradition of celebration.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2010.

I Love You Asshole!
It's a good thing vampires live forever, because it might take Marcus that long to convince Phillip that gender lines are for the living.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, May 2011.

Guarding the Vampire's Ghost
An accident of divine politics has put Adrian, a twice-dead vampire, in heaven and under the care of angels Shepherd and Jefischa.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2010.

Title: The Mystery of Nevermore
Series: Snow & Winter, 1
Author(s): CS Poe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay /  Mystery / Amateur Sleuths / Contemporary /


Blurb: It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest. 

He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.

In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.

Title: Unbidden Dragon
Author(s): Louisa Kelley
Length: 151 pages 
Publisher: LooseID

Genre:  Erotic Romance / Lesbian / Fantasy / Dragons /


Blurb: Maeven is on a mission. One big and bold enough for her Fieri, and important enough to gain her a trip off Dracan, the secret sanctuary of the dragon shape-shifters. Success in her once-in-a-lifetime challenge means everything--respect, honor, and the bestowal of her full powers. Not to mention doing something vital for the survival of her species.

She’s given strict rules of behavior for living in Earth society. Rule number one: keep her true nature hidden. Rule number two: no emotional involvement with humans, despite the age-old, near-irresistible attraction between the two races.

Then Maeven meets plucky, devious, adorable Frankie. Who, as it turns out, accidentally, shockingly, shape-shifted--the night before. Ah. So much for the rules.

Frankie is frustrated with her slightly larcenous life not going anywhere in particular. One fateful weekend, she camps alone in the mountains to gain fresh perspective--with a little help from a baggie of something special. That afternoon, in a crazed, furious confrontation with hunters, Frankie accidentally shape-shifts into a dragon--

--And discovers a race of magical beings who insist she’s one, too. Then there's the shining, gorgeous, redhead who promises to teach her so much.

Title: Blood of the City
Author(s): Adrik Kemp
Length: 106 pages
PublisherPride Publishing (August 2, 2016)

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

Notes: Releases Aug 2

Blurb: After a century apart, Mack and Jason rediscover their love and lust, but will trying to fit into a modern world keep them together or tear them apart?

When vampire lovers Mack and Jason are reunited after decades apart, they think of nothing but each other’s company. But over time, Mack’s old-world views conflict with Jason’s liberated life, and it throws them into a spiral of confused despair. When Mack seeks solace in the arms of another and Jason’s ex-lover Greg is murdered, their relationship breaks down and Mack flees.

While in solitude, Mack is handed the surprise opportunity to rekindle a relationship with his returned, now-vampire father, Allen. They return to Sydney to introduce him to Jason, but Jason has already sought revenge on Mack’s lover and committed an atrocity of his own. Fractured so soon after their reunion, the three of them travel back to where it all began, in the country town of Wattlebrook.

Title: Duce
Series: World's End, 1
Author(s): Kai Tyler
Length: 235 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Is There a Good Guy? /


Blurb: One mafia boss. 
One rival's son.
One deadly setup.

Parties and orgies... those are the only things Carlos Carmichael wants to do. It's the only way he knows to deal with his life as the son of a notorious cartel boss. He'll get whatever he wants by any means necessary.

Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.

Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.

When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.

For Dante there's no other life except—the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?

In a new world gone mad, even the good guys are bad. Welcome to the World's End series.

Title: Brother to Brother
SeriesThe Sacred Brotherhood Book I
Author(s): AJ Downey
PublisherSecond Circle Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / 


Blurb: Melody Beswick thought she was bringing herself and her thirteen month old son home to his father. It was her last ditch effort to make a better life for her and her boy. One in which Noah had a father to look up to and guide him. While she knew Grinder wasn’t perfect, she believed in him, and love always found a way, right? 

Melody never thought her dreams for herself and her son could twist into such nightmares, and that it was so true, the old adage, that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. She’s about to find out that another adage is true, that sometimes it’s better the devil you know, when instead of finding Grinder, it’s his cold and critical brother Archer at the end of her long drive that she must contend with.

With no other options, and no place else to go, Melody is about to make a deal with this devil that she can’t refuse. Who knew it could, quite possibly, be the best decision she’s ever made?

Title: Love Off The Radar Collection: 
Otherworldly TalesSeries
Author(s): AJ Llewellyn, DJ Manly
Length: 352 pages
PublisherTorquere Press LLC (June 8, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Sci-fi / BDSM / Contemporary /


Blurb: Love off the Radar features fourteen tantalizing, otherworldly tales of love, romance, passion, and mystery, by the best-selling team of A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly. In Chaos, a fallen god looks for love at a truck stop. A young man hovers between love and death in Hardsex. Before Morning is an erotic, romantic, volcanic vampire tale set in Feudal Japan – with a serious twist. Mojo Rising is a scandalous tale of same-sex love set in the South Seas. 

D.J. Manly addresses BDSM in Disciplining Baron, and the two authors join forces for the paranormal title story Love off the Radar. Which will kill Mo Dingley first? Love, or a curse? Speaking of curses, Have you ever read the personal journals of a werewolf, or a vampire? Now's your chance! We've also got two very different love stories set in the time of Atlantis, and the sad but sweet Clean Monday, a coming-out story with a surprising hero. There are sexy, spicy tales involving zombies, where boys meet boys and almost…eat them. We have it all because love is love, and can't always be wrapped up in a neat little bow.

Title: Devil's Kiss
SeriesA Sunset Cove Series Novel
Author(s): Ella Frank
Length: 315 pages

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Gay /


Blurb: What do you do when the one you least expect to matter… 

Ends up mattering the most?

Derek Pearson likes to think he’s an easygoing guy. Uncomplicated, upfront, and unapologetic with what he wants. His what you see is what you get attitude is on prominent display for anyone who cares to look, and his foul mouth is right there to back it up should you miss the point.

However, what you see isn’t always what you get, and only a select few have ever glimpsed the real man under the brash exterior.

Among them? Professor Jordan Devaney. Complicated, high-maintenance, and vibrant, he’s Derek’s opposite in every way. From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began.

But what happens when one person wants more?

** NOTE - This can be read as a standalone or as a companion novel to Finley

Title: Hamish
Series: The 93rd Highlanders, 1
Author(s): Samantha Kane
Length: 49 pages

Genre:  Romance / Historical / Gay / Bisexual / Poly /


Book One, The 93rd Highlanders 1855, Scutari Hospital, Crimean War

Injured at Balaclava as part of the infamous Thin Red Line of the 93rd Highlanders, Hamish Fletcher is sent to the hospital at Scutari, away from the front lines. His childhood friend Phineas Harper is a doctor there. Finn volunteered because so many of his friends and family were fighting in the Crimea. As soon as Hamish sees him all the confusing things he felt for Finn as a boy resurface. Having experienced war and the death of friends and family, both men are ready to face their feelings. But Finn has fallen in love with a widowed nurse and when he meets her, Hamish shares those feelings for the courageous and kind Edith. As Christmas approaches, they find the miracle of love amidst the chaos of war.

The 93rd Highlanders
BRODIE (2016)
DOUGLAS (2016)

Title: Jared
Series: Urban Wolves, 1
Author(s): Leona Windwalker
Length: 187 pages
PublisherRune Tree Press; 1st edition (July 8, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Jared just wanted to celebrate his birthday and make new friends, but he quickly finds that clubbing can be dangerous. In fact, the whole world is a different place than he thought it was. Werewolves, vampires, and faeries turn out to be all too real. Front and center of it is Steven Chang- alpha heir and all around good guy. He says Jared's his mate. It's all a bit much for Jared to process, but maybe it'll all be okay as Steve says he's willing to date first. For a while anyway. Jared just hopes it's long enough to wrap his head around it all, hopefully without getting disappeared by the mysterious men in suits or anything weirder happening.

Title: A Dandelion for Tulip
Series: Beings in Love, 6
Author(s): R. Cooper
Length: 168 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Fantasy


Blurb: David is in love with Tulip, a kind and unusually quiet fairy in his social circle. But everyone knows Tulip doesn’t date humans. David tells himself he is happy to be Tulip’s friend, because he doesn’t believe a fairy could love him and Tulip has never tried to “keep him”—as fairies refer to relationships with humans. 

Fairies are drawn to David, describing his great “shine,” but David knows only too well how quickly fairies can forget humans, and thinks he’s destined to be alone. He can’t see his own brilliance or understand how desperately Tulip wants him, even if Tulip believes David can do better.

But exhausted and more than a little tipsy at a Christmas party, David makes his feelings too obvious for Tulip to deny any longer. Because of a past heartbreak involving a human, Tulip is convinced someone as shiny as David could never want a “silly, stupid fairy” in his life. Now, if he wants to keep David, he’ll have to be as brave as his shiny, careful human.

Title: Runaway Prince
Author(s): May Ridge
Length: 26k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Paranormal

Notes: Releases Aug 2


On the run from his family and a life he hates, Astin reluctantly stops to rest at a trashy motel for the night. The very last thing he expects is Delaney, a bold, beautiful rentboy—and Astin's mate.

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