Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Release Day for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword!

The paranormal world fears them, 

but one man will endeavor to be their champion.

The day has come! Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword released today. It is the 2nd book in the I.O.N. series. While we still follow Beck and Diego as side characters, the heart of the story belongs to Jude Zell, Beck's little brother. 

Kicked out of his parents home, Jude was picked up by Beck and taken across the content to live in San Diego. Jude is struggling to leave behind his first love as well as attempting to trust Beck with secrets he's been harboring for years... then things get crazy. 

Everything Jude, Beck, and Diego thought they knew is being questioned. Beck is dealing with the changes Diego is going through in order to come into his abilities. At the same time, he's worrying himself sick over Jude and his reckless behavior. 

If Beck can't step back and allow Jude to come to him and if Jude doesn't accept who he is, all could be lost... even Hector.

The Blog Tour for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword starts tomorrow, September 1st. There is exclusive content for each of the blog stops. You can also read exclusive excerpts (nice long ones) at Molly Lolly, BFD Books, and Prism Book Alliance. The giveaway will close on the 17th and you'll be able to enter everyday. Enjoy!

Title: Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword
Series: #2 of I.O.N.
Author: Lexi Ander
Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju
Categories: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 67,000 words
Release Date: August 31, 2016


After he's kicked out for being gay, still reeling from being abandoned by the man he loves, Jude goes to live with his brother Beck, who thankfully is more than happy to take him in. But Jude has other secrets he's yet to share, for fear that even Beck will reject him, leaving him well and truly alone.

Then he draws the attention of werewolves, and discovers that everything he thought he knew about Levi, the man who abandoned him, is a lie. But one lie leads to another, ending in a vast conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything Jude loves—and that doesn't even begin to include the challenges that Beck is facing.

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Jude had never been to a gay dance club before. He wasn’t interested in what went on inside the clubs, but his brother, Beck, had been nagging him to get out of the house. He’d moved to San Diego six months ago, and the only place he went willingly was to his college classes. Any other time, Beck or his partner Diego hauled him out of the house.

He regretted telling his brother about his brief… thing… with Levi Hammond. Beck watched him carefully, and Jude knew why. He should’ve been over the short-term love affair by now, but his heart disagreed. Regardless of what others believed, just because Levi no longer loved Jude didn’t mean Jude could simply turn his feelings off. But in order to get Beck off his back, Jude had said yes when a couple of friends invited him to go dancing.

He imagined he had that tourist look when he stepped inside the club’s doors. The thump of the music actually caused the pant legs of his jeans to tremble in time with the pounding bass. He tried not to gawk, but he’d never seen the likes of what played out before him anywhere. After the shock wore off, his first impression was sex. Men writhed on the floor, emanating sensual appeal. He felt like prey walking into the lion’s den, and all he could do was watch with astonishment at the gyrating bodies.

Jude had been to a couple of high school dances over on the east coast. The comparison between the two scenes was like pitting apples against pineapples. High school dances were, well, high school and not like the movies where all the kids had rhythm and could contort their bodies to do amazing moves. Jude snorted to himself. No, there where hawk-eyed chaperones, and most of the students danced with a jerky stiffness or sat off to the side watching. Here, everybody moved fluidly, as if their bodies were boneless. The air smelled of sweat and sex, half-hard cocks prominently displayed in everything from leather to colorful mesh jockstraps.

Following his friends through the writhing mass, he was petted and groped enough he’d have bruises on his ass. His friends seemed oblivious to his discomfort as they pushed through to the middle of the dance floor, pulling him along behind them. For a split second, he contemplated leaving, swamped with the wrongness of it all. His mind whispered his place was with Levi, not here among grabby strangers.

That internal voice pissed him off. Levi had left—disappeared—and broken his promise, leaving Jude devastated and living like a monk. Twice, Jude had hooked up only to come away carrying enough guilt to make him sick to his stomach for days—over someone who had chosen to no longer be a part of his life. He was tired of being alone. Of sitting in his room wondering what Levi was doing. Of yearning for someone who would never come back for him.

With newfound determination, he quit resisting, raised his hands in the air, and let go. He danced. The movement, the energy, was cathartic. The stress left his body, and for once, he placed the ache in his soul on the back shelf and buried it. He blocked the negative emotions so he could, just for the night, be himself. He didn’t believe he asked for too much. He only wanted a few short hours without the heartbreak, pain, or the memories that continually threatened to drown him.

Jude moved to the beat. He didn’t care how awkward he appeared. He tapped his feet, shook his ass, and cleared his mind. He danced until sweat poured off him, soaking his clothes and hair. Slowly, ever so slowly, he began to feel wonderful—alive. A shirtless Adonis approached him. The man was golden everywhere, his skin, shoulder-length hair; he even had golden-brown eyes. Jude caught his breath because he’d never seen anyone so handsome. Well, handsome was relegated to the rugged attractiveness. No, the man dancing with Jude with the sleek quality of a cat was beautiful. He sucked in his breath as the stranger drew near with an uncertainty that was a contradiction to his appearance, and Jude recognized something of himself in the person approaching him.

Jude found the man’s hesitancy endearing and threw him a bone. Wrapping his arms around wide shoulders, they swayed together with the music. His large, liquid eyes drank Jude in as the Adonis matched him move for move, hands gliding and stroking, hips swaying in counter to Jude’s. For the first time in a very long time, Jude felt sexy and wanted.

“Come home with me,” the Adonis whispered in Jude’s ear between songs.

Because Jude was flying high on a rare night of happiness, he did the one thing he hadn’t done since he’d moved to San Diego.


Jude envisioned a long night of hot sweaty sex that would sustain his fantasies for weeks to come. The drive took mere minutes. Adonis hadn’t put his shirt on when they left the club, and Jude watched it sway in his back pocket as he climbed the stairs to the apartment. The guy’s hands trembled when attempting to fit the key into the lock. Jude didn’t think, just acted, grabbing the blond by the elbow. The man’s golden gaze raised from the doorknob to Jude’s hand, and something dark rippled over the surface of his eyes.

“Let me help,” Jude offered to break the silence. “My name’s Jude, by the way.”

He reached for the key, and in a quick move, Jude was plastered with his back against the door. A hard body pressed up against him, the hard line of the man’s erection pressing into him.

“Aw, shit,” Adonis moaned, pressing his nose into Jude’s skin. They both were covered in sweat, and Jude could only imagine what he smelled like. It must not have been terrible because a warm broad tongue licked up the line of his neck. “Stephen… Stephen Thornstein,” he said before his fumbling opened the door and they practically fell onto the apartment entryway.

After Stephen had slammed the door closed behind them, Jude repaid the favor and slammed Stephen against it. There wasn’t any finesse to the kiss he laid on Stephen. He ignored the rising whispers in the back of his mind noting how Stephen didn’t taste like Levi or that his lips were too plump. He viciously shoved the comparisons away. Jude was starving, so very hungry for touch, for a connection, and he tried to devour Stephen’s pouty lips. The niggling voice admonished him for his roughness, but the throaty growl Stephen gave him shut those thoughts down completely. Jude was just beginning to get lost in the feel of Stephen’s skin against his own when a hand pressed down on his shoulder.


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Author Bio

Lexi has always been an avid reader, and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her eighty-pound puppies named after vacuum cleaners.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

It's the end of August. The month went by quickly and I was able to get so much accomplished and now I'm working on wrapping up the edits of Releasing Chaos for submission. So far, I've cut 2k. I have to admit, it's the first time I've cut the word count before subbing. Usually, I add more because something wasn't fleshed out.

Now for the fun stuff.

Series: The Wyrd, 1
Author(s): Alis Franklin
Length: 293 pages
PublisherHydra (October 7, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Norse Gods / 


Blurb: Working in low-level IT support for a company that’s the toast of the tech world, Sigmund Sussman finds himself content, if not particularly inspired. As compensation for telling people to restart their computer a few times a day, Sigmund earns enough disposable income to gorge on comics and has plenty of free time to devote to his gaming group.

Then in walks the new guy with the unpronounceable last name who immediately becomes IT’s most popular team member. Lain Laufeyjarson is charming and good-looking, with a story for any occasion; shy, awkward Sigmund is none of those things, which is why he finds it odd when Lain flirts with him. But Lain seems cool, even if he’s a little different—though Sigmund never suspects just how different he could be. After all, who would expect a Norse god to be doing server reboots?

As Sigmund gets to know his mysterious new boyfriend, fate—in the form of an ancient force known as the Wyrd—begins to reveal the threads that weave their lives together. Sigmund doesn’t have the first clue where this adventure will take him, but as Lain says, only fools mess with the Wyrd. Why? Because the Wyrd messes back.

Title: The Nameless One
Author(s): Lily Adile Lamb
Length: 77 pages
PublisherLily Adile Lamb (December 4, 2015)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Fairy Tale /


Blurb: He was the only nameless one among his kind, the result of his mother’s forbidden affair with a human. He was the only one the others teased and tormented, the only one who longed for his own sex – a crime among his kind. And when he repeated his mother’s mistake with a human male, the punishment was terrible – his wings were broken, his body was crushed, and he was imprisoned in a bottle, freed only to grant the wishes of whichever greedy human found him next. And there he stayed, alone.

Faine was born different, too, his legs withered at birth, his little body left at the edge of the woods for the other abandoned ones to take in. Sylvonna the wise woman raised him in kindness, and the sheep he tended were patient with his slow, painful gait. It was a good life…only he longed for a lover of his own sex, and while there was no shame in it among his people, there were none among them who shared that longing. And so he was alone.

The forest whispered to Faine, that he would find love…that his true love was coming soon.

And when the nameless one was at last freed from his prison, his release would come on a mountain, near a forest…a forest where the world’s other outcasts dwelt. A mountain where Faine would bring his sheep to graze…

“The Nameless One” is a fable, a fairy tale, a love story about two broken creatures who are made whole at last.

Title: Finding Trust
Series: Finding Series, 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 134 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary


Blurb: He wanted a new beginning. What he got was a glimpse of a life he could never have...

Widower Dane Winters just wanted a new beginning for himself and his six month old daughter after his estranged husband's cold-blooded murder and moving to a small town in Southwest Montana seemed like a good place to start. But he never expected a favor for a friend to turn into a deadly encounter that puts him on a collision course with a mysterious stranger passing through town.

Former FBI agent Jaxon Reid stopped in Dare, Montana to right a wrong, not get caught up in the life of an uptight, country vet with a holier-than-thou attitude. But he soon finds himself drawn to the quiet, insecure single father who's trying to leave behind a life of pain and heartbreak.

Dane can't deny his attraction to Jax, but he knows that pursuing a relationship with the gorgeous, younger man will only end in heartbreak and turn him into someone he swore he would never be again. But when danger looms, he's forced to accept Jax into his life and home, along with the emotional vulnerability that being around Jax brings to the surface.

As their connection deepens, can Dane find the trust Jax needs from him in order to build a life together or will he let his past destroy his one chance at a real future?

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

***This is Book 2 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.***

TitleRise Of the Goddess
Series3014 A.D. The Evolve Trilogy
Author(s): Seakiel Ashe
Length: 169 pages (May 1, 2015)

Genre:   Futuristic / Aliens / Action & Adventure /

Notes I found this on twitter so not sure what to expect.

Blurb: It's 1000 years in the future, mankind has discovered 'God' through science, this intelligent power now utilized by billions, the purest of fuel, a vast power that can never deplenish. As billions live in colossal floating metropolises, cradled in the sky, high above man's expectations and humble beginnings, the universe seems to blossom with intergalactic friendship and goodwill. 

Science is now a sister of esoteric spirituality, both intertwined in a world were humans live to the best of their abilities, truly understanding their immortal rights as living gods. Humankind is not alone in their advanced understanding, contact was made with the first intelligent alien race some 985 years ago. 1,000 years later, over 20,000 alien races are known, living side by side with humans, sharing their particular cultures, language, foods, goods as well as love. In a highly advanced world where high esoteric magic is utilized as a source of fuel, all seems perfect, even the old gods, once thought to be delusions held my many, have taken on physical form, their appetites for life just as grand.

This world seems to the utopia that mankind has been craving for thousands of years, that is until an innocent discovery is made, one that will threaten the lives of 5 friends and lovers, chasing them from dimension to dimension, world to world.

3014 A.D. follows the courageous lives of 5 people, some chased, kept from the clutches of death, others chasing death, traveling back ages through time, unraveling plans that will endanger billions, all while falling in love and discovering exotic new worlds, within themselves as well as all around.

No one is safe - danger is everywhere. But so is life and love.

Title: Last Man Standing
SeriesSouthern Scrimmage Book 5
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Length: 174 pages
PublisherMJC Press (August 22, 2016)

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Contemporary / New Adult /


Blurb: There’s no dating in football. 

After living his entire football career in Levi Brody’s shadow, Damien Sullivan is set to take the NFL by storm. Angry at the world he lands in New Orleans with a chip on his shoulder and a need for some action. He wants nothing more than to experience life to the hilt, but a controlling parent and a set of rigid fraternization rules seek to slow his roll. A chance hook-up before camp leads to a showdown with the very young, very attractive starting quarterback.

Starting quarterback for the disgraced New Orleans team, Raphael Acosta has his work cut out for him. His team doesn’t respect him, his coaches barely know his name and now there’s this hot-shot kid lauded as the second coming of the great Levi Brody. The last thing Raf needs is an insufferable rival for his position. The problem is he can’t seem to keep his hands off the man in private.

When new rules and old prejudices converge, only one could be the Last Man Standing.

Sexual Kink Advisory

Title: Viktor's Familiar
Series: Beyond the Angel Pack, 2
Author(s): Maggie Walsh
Length: 166 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (May 13, 2015)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / BDSM / Vampires / Shifters / 


Blurb: When vampire Dom Viktor, second in command for King Dante Calabrese, meets his natural-born submissive mate, Adam, he wants nothing more than to claim him, but he cannot as long as Adam is bound to his witch, Rory. They set out on a journey with some of their Angel Pack friends to find a way to break the bond, but the spell they need is known by only one living witch, the mysterious Zane. Along the way they meet some new allies and enemies. When Adam takes it upon himself to follow a lead and goes missing, Viktor turns to his friends to help him find his mate and bring him home safely. A new witch in town stirs up trouble as she tries to snag one of the mated wolves as her own and Alpha mate Jesse leaves the pack to find a way to deal with his newfound powers. Viktor tries to save Adam in time and bring him home where he belongs.

Title: Burning For You
Series: Fearless Series
Author(s): Erzabet Bishop
Length: 73 pages
PublisherOmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (July 1, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Fantasy / Dragons /


Blurb: Where there’s smoke, there’s dragon fire.

Ordinary girl. Extraordinary fate.

Violet Winters is having a less than perfect day. Her parents are meddling with her love life (again), her wintery magic is kaput and her vivid dreams are coming far too close to reality. When she falls through the ice after seeing her fiancé all close and snuggly with a fellow polar bear, all bets are off. Is she better off dead or will she get another chance at life when a Grimare angel rescues her from her chosen fate?

Fire meets ice and passions ignite.

Dante is a dragon on a mission: fight the string of strange fires springing up around Westmore and find a mate. When his Captain decides to have the men pose for social media shots to garner attention for the station, Dante finds himself in the middle of a steady stream of women after his special strategically placed “fire hose.”

At Hot Whips Café to haggle with the owner for counter space for their new firemen calendar, he meets a woman who sets his inner scales on fire. Can he save her from the machinations of the Fates or will she die a second time by the very threat Dante fights against?

A dragon’s panty melting kiss may just be the wow this curvy girl needs.

Title: Derivation
Series: Aberrant Magic, 2
Author(s): Lyn Gala
Length: 207 page
Publisher Loose Id LLC (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Darren and Kavon have committed to each other, but magical rules are changing and that tests the strength of their bond. The death of a prominent Egyptian shaman and the shadowy remains of O’Brien’s conspiracy to kill adepts and steal their magic also pressure the new couple. Kavon is determined to protect his partner through these storms, but he is also painfully aware of his own tendency to hover. And as Darren is quick to point out, he is an armed federal agent who won’t allow Kavon to keep him off the front lines.

Making the relationship even more difficult, the spirit guides who offered their loyalty have their own hopes and needs. The world is changing, and Darren’s spirit guide pushes them to find the right path to navigate. However, Kavon has never enjoyed being pressured, and he is particularly uncomfortable walking into a situation he doesn’t understand. Worse, the longer he knows Darren and his guide, the more confused Kavon becomes about how magic even works. The two men must pull together or the forces moving in the shadows threaten to destroy them before they have any chance at happiness.

Title: Magnifield
SeriesMagnifield, 1
Author(s): Mell Eight
Length: 63k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / 

Notes Releases September 6, 2016

Blurb: On her deathbed, Yani's Great Grandmother reveals she has one last story from her past to tell: that of his Great Uncle Yakov, who helped her survive the Nazis. It's a story of vampires and werewolves he can scarcely believe—and in the wake of his Great Grandmother's death, Yani realizes the story is far from over.

The world of vampires and werewolves isn't a safe place for a human, even one with Yani's unusual family history. With danger at his door, the smart thing would be to run, but much like his Great Grandmother Yani has never been very good at running away—especially with his loved ones and the whole world at stake.

Title: Pressure Head
SeriesThe Plumber's Mate Book 1
Author(s): JL Merrow
Length: 256 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 18, 2012)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Mystery /

Notes because Sam said she liked the series.

Blurb: Some secrets are better left hidden.

The Plumber's Mate, Book 1

To most of the world, Tom Paretski is just a plumber with a cheeky attitude and a dodgy hip, souvenir of a schoolboy accident. The local police keep his number on file for a different reason—his sixth sense for finding hidden things.

When he’s called in to help locate the body of a missing woman up on Nomansland Common, he unexpectedly encounters someone who resurrects a host of complicated emotions. Phil Morrison, Tom’s old school crush, now a private investigator working the same case. And the former bully partly responsible for Tom’s injury.

The shocks keep coming. Phil is now openly gay, and shows unmistakable signs of interest. Tom’s attraction to the big, blond investigator hasn’t changed—in fact, he’s even more desirable all grown up. But is Phil’s interest genuine, or does he only want to use Tom’s talent?

As the pile of complicated evidence surrounding the woman’s murder grows higher, so does the heat between Tom and Phil. But opening himself to this degree exposes Tom’s heart in a way he’s not sure he’s ready for…while the murderer’s trigger finger is getting increasingly twitchy.

Product Warnings
Contains a flirtatious plumber with hidden talents, a cashmere-clad private investigator with hidden depths, and an English village chock full of colourful characters with plenty to hide.

Title: Boning His Mutt
Series: Puppyville Pack
Author(s): Fel Fern
Length: 32 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifter / Paranormal /

Notes This sounds like it would be a fun series to read. Plus, I saw mention of a dragon in one of them...

Blurb: I’m Blue Barker. Submissive. Unattached wolf. Member of the Puppyville pack. I thought I had the mate-thing in the bag, until I found my ex screwing around. Usually, I’m against one-night-stands, until I saw the drop dead gorgeous dominant wolf sitting at the bar. 

Jaime Topps has two conditions. One night. Two rules...and none of them involved remembering my name, but I’m going to prove him wrong.

Title: Dinner at Foxy's
Series: Law and Supernatural Order 3
Author(s): Silvia Violet
Length: 115 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifter / Paranormal /


Blurb: Fox shifter Luke runs Foxy’s Chicken Shack, known for the best and spiciest chicken in town. For months he’s had his eye on Silas, a young cop who patrols the area around his restaurant. When Silas arrives to question Luke about his cousins’ criminal activities, things blow up, literally, and Silas is injured. Luke will do whatever it takes to see his cousins brought to justice. He might not survive his crazy plan, but if he does, there could be a chance at love for this fox shifter and his cop.

Title: Never Lose Your Flames
Author(s): Francis Gideon
Length: 335 pages
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2016)

Genre:   Dragon Shifter / Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay / Paranormal /


Blurb: Cop-turned-bounty-hunter Gabe Dominguez is hired to capture firestarter Nat Wyatt. For a dragon-shifter like Gabe, apprehending Nat is easy, but transporting him involves more time, energy, and blood loss than he envisioned. An attack from a band of fairies, an out-of-control forest fire, and a showdown at an auction don’t faze Gabe, but Nat’s innocence might stop him entirely. 

Since discovering his abilities, Nat’s lost a best friend, a boyfriend, and trust in his brother. Only his love of concerts and card games get him through life without a home. Rumors of the Judge, a giant dragon who once destroyed half of Canada avenging those he loved, provide Nat with hope of vindication. When Nat discovers his captor is the Judge, he thinks he’s finally caught a break. Through late-night conversations and a shared love of music, Nat tries to convince Gabe he’s not guilty.

Can Gabe continue his cutthroat lifestyle, or will he run away with his dragon hoard like he’s always longed to do? Can Nat escape his legacy, or will his be another spark snuffed out by people who don’t understand? The Oracle, the most powerful wizard in Canada, might be the only one who can provide answers.

Title: Call Of The Alpha
Series: Blue Moon III
Author(s): A.E. Via
Length: 244 pages
PublisherVia Star Wings Books (July 27, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Action & Adventure /

Notes Originally, with the title and series name I thought this was a paranormal read...



It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.

Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.

However, nothing stays peaceful forever.

When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.

Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.

Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge. 

This book ends in an HEA and does not end in a Cliffhanger.
This book contains graphic violence

Title: Red's Redemption
Series: Daughters of Grimm
Author(s): Leteisha Newton, Olivia Linden
Length: 171 pages
PublisherEvernight Publishing (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Fairy Tale Retold / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Paranormal /


Blurb: My name is Red…and I kill things for a living. 

I was never supposed to fall in love. All I knew was hate, fighting, and killing—and I did those things very well. That bastard of a wolf stole the only person in the world who ever meant anything to me...and losing her broke something inside of me. That was until I met Lowell...and suddenly I didn't know what was up or down, who I could trust, or why the one man who made my heart beat again would hide a dangerous secret from me. In the end, would my hate cause me to crash and burn, or could I redeem myself of all the wrong I’ve done?

Title: Storms of Lazarus
SeriesShadows of Asphodel, Book 2
Author(s): Karen Kincy
Length: 276 pages
PublisherKaren Kincy; 1 edition (July 13, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical / Steampunk / Paranormal / Fantasy /


Blurb: Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough. 

1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?

Title: Moonstruck
Series: Diablo Lake 1
Author(s): Lauren Dane
Length: 352 pages
PublisherCarina Press (May 24, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Paranormal / 


Blurb: In Diablo Lake, Tennessee, a town populated by werewolves, witches and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders.

Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she's back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she's lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.

The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace's canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There's nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won't be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.

Katie presents a challenge to Jace's wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she's coming into the magic that is her birthright—and suddenly Jace isn't the only one who's interested in Katie or the raw power she's just learning to use.

Editor's Note: The story continues in Diablo Lake: Protected, available soon!

Title: Heart Scarab
SeriesTaking Shield Book 2
Author(s): Anna Butler
Length: 300 pages
PublisherWilde City Press (July 31, 2015)

Genre:   Romantic Elements / Gay / Sci-Fi /


Blurb: Shield Captain Bennet is on Telnos, a unpleasant little planet inhabited by religious fanatics and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines. It’s about to be about to be overrun by the Maess. Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can, but the enemy arrives before the evacuation is complete. Caught in a vicious fire fight, Bennet is left behind, presumed dead.

His family is grieving. Joss, his long-term partner, grieves with them; lost, unhappy, remorseful. First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here. He isn’t family. He isn’t partner or lover.

All he is, is broken.

Title: Shane's Fall
Series: Escort Series 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 324 pages

Genre:   Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 


Blurb: "You know what it's like, don't you? When the pain goes so deep inside that you need to try and find a way to let some of it out? But you don't actually let it out, do you? You become someone else - someone who doesn't hurt, someone who doesn't have to hide." -Savannah

Shane Matthews loves women, sex and money and as a professional escort, he gets to have all three whenever he wants. So what if he's not the same, naive person he was when he started - it's what he's good at. But life is catching up with Shane and he's losing the battle against an addiction that has haunted him for years. He's managed to keep the truth from his friends and family, but the pressure of pretending to be perfect may just be too much.

Savannah Bradshaw needs to get her life back under control before the fear and pain consume her. A brutal assault from someone she trusted has left her fearing sex and men and the dangerous method she uses to cope is stealing her life. She needs Shane to show her how to escape the pain, but as his best friend's little sister, he's keeping her at arm's length.

Savannah's desperate plan to bring them together for one night has Shane agreeing to show her the pleasure her body can experience, but she has to agree to his terms. Giving her what she needs should be easy, as long as he doesn't do something stupid like fall in love with her...

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to rape and self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.

***This is Book 2 in the series but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. However, more enjoyment can be gained by reading the series in order:

Book 1 - Gabriel's Rule (M/F)
Book 2 - Shane's Fall (M/F) (Note: Shane's Fall DOES contain spoilers for events first presented in Gabriel's Rule)
Book 3 - Logan's Need (M/M) (Note: Logan's Need DOES contain spoilers for events presented in previous books)***

Title: Changeling
SeriesThe Incubus Saga Book 2
Author(s): Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 469 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Light & Dark Fae / Bounty Hunter / 


Blurb: Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening.

Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.

Title: Redeeming Rafe
Series: Barretti Series 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 216 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Action & Adventure / Angsty? /


Blurb: He wants revenge against the brothers who betrayed him but first he has to get past the one man he can't resist...

At the tender age of eight, Rafe Barretti lost everything. His parents, his childhood, his innocence. And the brothers who were supposed to protect him let him go instead. Twenty years later and he's finally ready to exact his revenge by taking away everything they hold dear - their company, their reputations, their futures. But even that isn't enough - their loved ones will have to pay too and all their precious secrets are fair game.

Former mercenary Cade Gamble's only job is to take down the hacker stealing sensitive, private information from Barretti Security Group and Cade is damn good at his job. But there's more at stake because the co-founders of BSG, Dom and Vin Barretti, are like family and no one touches Cade's family. The fact that the vengeful young man turns out to be the youngest of the Barretti clan doesn't matter. But when their tumultuous encounters turn into something more, Cade will have to decide between protecting the only family he has and giving in to his need to save Rafe from himself.

Can Cade help Rafe find redemption so he can forgive the sins of the past or will Rafe's quest for vengeance destroy them both?

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

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to abuse that may be disturbing for some readers.

Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers.

Title: One Minute to Midnight
Series: Black Ops: Automatik 2
Author(s): Nico Rosso
Length: 199 pages

Genre:   Romance / Contemporary / Former Military / Action & Adventure / Female Sniper / 


Blurb: Nico Rosso, author of the critically acclaimed Countdown to Zero Hour, returns with Book Two in the Automatik: Black Ops series—a sizzling romantic suspense in which two undercover operators fight to reclaim a small town from the ice-cold grip of gunrunners

He was her safety.

She was his backup.

Former navy SEAL Ben Jackson knows that sexy "Mary Long" is nothing but a cover; that beneath the stylish clothes and flirty smile is a stone cold super-soldier no one ever gets close to. Until her kiss hits him like one of her sniper rounds. But Morris Flats is no place for a hookup—menace hums through the town, and the more the two operators keep pushing for answers, the more deadly the current seems to run.

For former Special Forces sniper Mary Kuri, flirting with her muscular teammate feels like playing with fire. It's hard to tell where the cover ends and the real feelings begin. What she does know is they can't afford to lose focus. Their mission is to gather evidence, and with the gunrunners watching their every move, a single mistake could prove fatal.

It's two against the world, and Ben and Mary are about to discover that not only do the lives of innocent people hang in the balance, but they're also fighting to save the rare connection they've found with each other.

This book is approximately 72,000 words

Title: Heart of the Forest
SeriesArwn's Gift Book 1
Author(s): Christina Quinn
Length: 281 pages
PublisherLoose Id LLC (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Poly / Fantasy / Historical / Alternate World / 


Blurb: In Ersland, you stay out of the forests, and you stick to your own kind...

It’s common knowledge elves steal human women in the middle of the night to be their whores, or worse. According to The Dawn, elves are the agents of the dark and to be avoided at all costs.

As a Cunning Woman, Valentina has never really cared too much about The Dawn or its racist tenets--it probably has something to do with the fact that they burn healers as witches. So when a desperate group of elves bring their wounded leader Aneurin to her door, Valentina agrees to treat him. As his wounds heal, their hearts entwine and they fall in love.

However, Aneurin has a powerful secret which threatens to tear them apart more than racism of Ersland ever could. And Yorwrath, Aneurin’s brother, is there waiting for their bond to break...with a slave collar with Valentina’s name on it.

Title: Gearas
Author(s): Aiden Lovely

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Sci-fi / Bad Aliens / Futuristic / 

Notes Publication Date: September 15, 2016

Blurb: Landon, a small town boy, who’s been average all his life, finds a new meaning when he is randomly selected to participate in the government GEARAS program. He joins the proud Bradley, laconic Simon and mysterious Claude in an epic battle to save the earth from aliens.

Title: Raider
SeriesNorse Saga Book 1
Author(s): Jerry Cole
Length: 150 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical (see warning) / 


Blurb: The dull misery of Aiden's peasant life in 8th century Northumbria is shattered forever when Norse Vikings land on his shore. The bastard child of a pagan woman who died when he was a child, Aiden's life in the devoutly Christian village has never been easy, but it is unremarkable. Isolated and lonely, he tends his sheep and resigns himself to being alone; at night, however, he dreams of someone— anyone— taking him away from his misery.

His prayers are answered in the last way he would have wished for when a band of Vikings raids his coastal village, burning and killing everything in sight. Just when he is certain they will kill him too, a handsome blond man intercedes, insisting that he wants to take Aiden for a thrall, a slave. The warrior Einarr claims Aiden as his bounty from the raid and forces Aiden into servitude in his house. Despite the collar around Aiden's neck, he can tell Einarr does not treat him as a normal thrall, and the desire in the warrior's eyes is unmistakable.

Taken by brutal barbarians, Aiden struggles with his new place in the world and with the religious upbringing— which tells him that giving into Einarr's advances would be an abomination. Meanwhile, a terrible threat looms on the horizon, threatening to wipe out Aiden's new owners and Aiden with them. Can Aiden resist the affections of the man who owns him? And what will become of him when he's forced to take up arms and fight alongside that man to save his own life? Can Aiden learn the Viking way, forge his own destiny, and choose the life he wants, or will he forever surrender and let himself be tossed by the tides of cruel fate? Aiden can feel himself falling, unsure if Einarr will be there to catch him, or if he wants him to...

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 35,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger". History purists be warned, some creative historical license has been taken with this work of fiction.

Title: Outside the Lines
SeriesThe Boundaries Series
Author(s): A.R. Barley

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / 


Blurb: Falling for the drag queen next door

Mitch Dalton can't stop fantasizing about his sexy and confident drag queen neighbor. He wants to make a move, but he's had a lot less experience with men and isn't sure Chi-Chi would be interested in a guy who's never gone all the way—let alone a widower and struggling single father. And when Mitch's child care falls through, he needs Chi-Chi's help more than he needs a boyfriend.

Chi-Chi Ramirez has his own struggles: getting his degree one class at a time, working too many jobs and performing at a nightclub to make his Broadway dreams come true. Mitch's offer of a nanny position is too good to pass up, even if seeing Mitch every day and not being able to touch him is torture. But when even a simple handshake feels like pure sex, soon touching is all either of them can think about.

A one-night stand, a quick fling—that's all Chi-Chi can give if he's going to leave town for New York City. But once they finally get a taste of each other, what if Mitch wants more?

TitleWhat It Looks Like
Author(s): Matthew J. Metzger
Length: 264 pages
PublisherJMS Books LLC (August 20, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary /  


Blurb: Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. 

Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former tenant of Her Majesty's Prison Service, he'd rather hit Eli's parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli -- and his family -- without a second thought.

But this isn't what it looks like.

Rob's not in control here -- and Eli's the one to blame.

TitleThe General's Hostage
SeriesThe Warriors of Love & Magic Book 1
Author(s): A.C. Fox
Length: 158 pages
PublisherEtopia Press (July 6, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy /  Enemies to Lovers /


Blurb: Two powerful men. Two bitter enemies. One chance at love.

Tav Cyrdath, a powerful wind adept and a brilliant general, leads the last free humans in a war against the Boa Visk, monsters who have enslaved most of humanity. But when the man who rules Illunvia refuses to surrender, Tav is forced to take the city by sword and magic. Victorious, he intends to execute the human traitor who has done so much harm by defying him. But when the defeated ruler, Duric Darmain, begs him to spare the citizens of Illunvia, Tav finds himself overcome by sudden mercy. He takes the man as a hostage instead, intending to use him in a trap against the monsters who have set this war in motion. Duric is defeated, broken...and yet Tav can't get his enemy out of his mind. But how could he ever feel this way about a man who has betrayed all Tav stands for?

Duric knows he was only a puppet ruler for the Boa Visk, yet he has done all he can to shield his people from the cruel overlords. Now he is a prisoner, fallen from power, hated and scorned as a traitor. And yet the enemy general begins to treat him with a curious respect and eventually even kindness. He dares not trust again, but this one-time enemy makes him want to yield his heart as hostage, even as he struggles to conquer the fears he can't escape...

Magic can heal wounds, but hearts must be mended with love. Both men have deep scars. Both have seen dark times. But the chance at love exists...if only they can embrace it before the Boa Visk return.

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