Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Long, exhausting week. A few more days and I'm off to see Kenzie Cade!

Title: Demorn: Blade of Exile
Series: The Asanti Series, 1
Author(s): David Finn
Length: 318 pages
PublisherFirethorn Publishing (December 4, 2015)

Genre:  LGBTIAQ / Sci-Fi / Fantasy /


Blurb: Demorn will go anywhere, sell her blade to the gods themselves, to resurrect her dead girlfriend's soul!

Demorn has been the exile of dead world since she was thirteen. Reality has been infected, setting up different Universes and wiping the memories of the population throughout past and present. Her birthplace, Asanti was destroyed in aftershocks. It’s known as the Fracture Event.

She belongs to the Innocents, a Clubhouse of mercenaries and assassins based inside the future city of Babelzon.

Uncovering a terrifying conspiracy of multi-dimensional demon gods hiding in plain sight, she must risk everything in a desperate quest for something bigger than a bounty if Babelzon and everything she loves are to be saved!

Title: Anubis
Series: Earth Warriors, 2
Author(s): TA Chase
Length: 148 pages
PublisherMLR Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: In returning to Petra, Anubis must deal with memories of his lost love while protecting his new lover. 

Anubis has been an Earth Warrior for centuries and he never thought he'd return to the place where he died. Yet his next mission sends him back to Petra, his original home before the Gods chose to interfere in his life. He goes to Petra to authenticate some artifacts found at a dig site. There he meets Dr. Jamil Ahlid, the head archaeologist, and discovers someone he could love.

Dr. Jamil Ahlid has a once in a lifetime chance to dig at Petra and he discovers artifacts from an unheard of civilization. In doing so, he also uncovers something so dangerous that his very life could be forfeit. Meeting Anubis ends up being the best thing that happens to him. Especially when men come for what he's found.

Anubis has to call on his brothers, but will they be enough to keep Jamil alive and the artifact safe?

Title: Justice
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops, 2
Author(s): Rie Warren
Length: 277 pages

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Military Men / Suspense / 

Notes: Reading this series because I wanted to read the 3rd book.

Blurb: Fight to win. 
Fight to survive.
Fight for love?


Let’s face it. I’ve got a bad rep with the ladies. I’m a rough-talking, smooth-loving, international playboy—yeah right, whatever—and an X-Ops specialist. Sure, I’m hiding a secret or two. Who isn’t? That’s the least of my concerns when I’m called in to lead an infiltrate-and-retrieve mission.

I’ve got my head in the game—the one firmly attached to my shoulders. An American embassy overseas is under siege, and I’m expecting to rescue the ambassador and his daughter, a stereotypical geeky damsel in distress, Matilda Lawless.

Caught in the crossfire between explosive danger and wild desire, I’m in for the shock of my life.


I’m not looking for any man to save me. I’m pretty damn capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much. I have a successful career and was practically born and bred on a gun range, even if I can’t bake a perfect biscuit to save my life like a good southern woman should.

But there’s just something about that hardcore operative called Justice. He’s haunted and lonely, and I know that pain inside and out. It doesn’t hurt one little bit he’s been blessed with more than his fair share of good looks, plus a body that would make any red-blooded woman drool.

Barricaded inside the embassy, under my father’s shrewd eyes, I intend to have Justice no matter how many times he says he’s not good enough. I see the way he watches me. With dirty, sexy, hungry lust.

Fighting is what Justice does. Now I need him to fight for me.

Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

Title: Amnesia
Author(s): Sean Michael
Length201 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 2nd Time Around /


Blurb: Who wouldn’t want a do over? 

When Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull-riding injury, he immediately asks for his lover, Jerry. He has no idea who this man next to his bed is, despite the fact Drew insists they have been an item for the last five years.

Thaine’s best friend, Jesse, calls Jerry. He thinks it’s a pretty crappy thing to do to the new boyfriend, but tells himself it’s unlikely Jerry will come after so many years. He also doesn’t get why Thaine would pass up the opportunity to be with Drew since he’s young, optimistic, and hardworking. In short, everything Jesse ever wanted in a man.

Jerry still carries a torch for his cowboy, so when Thaine asks to go home with him to recover, Jerry agrees. At first they pick up their intense physical relationship right where they left it before the breakup. Jesse, in turn, consoles the now homeless Drew and offers him quite a bit more than a shoulder to cry on. But in the back of all the men’s minds loom Thaine’s lost five years.

Title: A Time to Rise
Series: Apocalypse of Angels
Author(s): Tal Bauer
Length: 319 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307. History is wrong.

Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and the evils that exist beyond the Veil.

But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago, and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.

Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican…and of the world.

Title: City of Hope and Ruin
Series: Fractured World
Author(s): Kit Campbell, Siri Paulson
Length: 326 pages
PublisherTurtleduck Press (May 11, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / High Fantasy /


Blurb: Every night the monsters hunt. 

A city that is the whole world: Theosophy and her companions in the City militia do their best to protect the civilians from the monsters, but they keep crawling from the Rift and there’s nowhere to run. Theosophy knows she’ll die fighting. It’s the best kind of death she’s seen, and at least she can save lives in the meantime.

They say the Scarred carve you up while you’re still alive.

A village in the shadow of a forest: Refugees from the border whisper about the oncoming Scarred, but Briony can’t convince her brother to relocate his children to safety. Briony will do anything to protect them. She owes them that much, even if it means turning to forbidden magic.

When Theosophy and Briony accidentally make contact across the boundaries of their worlds, they realize that solutions might finally be within reach. A world beyond the City would give Theosophy’s people an escape, and the City’s warriors could help Briony protect her family from the Scarred. Each woman sees in the other a strength she lacks—and maybe something more.

All they need to do is find a way across the dimensions to each other before their enemies close in.

Title: Hidden: Evils
Series: Hidden, 2
Author(s): Jo Tannah
Length: 179 pages
PublisherWayward Ink Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Suspense / Mystery / Horror? / Urban Fantasy /


Blurb: Sebastian Torres is a healer and midwife both by trade and by calling. He’s spent the past three years as the only male midwife in a local hospital.

Anthony Craig is intrigued by Sebastian, finding him professional and attractive; although, he can’t help wondering why Sebastian never dates the same man twice.

When several pregnant women die in maternity wards a few states away, their fetuses missing, the police are baffled at the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths.

Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As the number of deaths escalates, Sebastian suspects a monster of legend, rather than one of the human variety, is responsible.

Sebastian knows he is the only thing standing in the monster’s way, but in order to save innocent lives he must reveal his secret to Anthony.

Will Sebastian’s revelation prove too much and drive Anthony away?

TitleThe Raven and the Reindeer
Author(s)T. Kingfisher
Length: 191 pages
PublisherRed Wombat Tea Co. (February 7, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Fairy Tale Retold / 


Blurb: When Gerta’s friend Kay is stolen away by the mysterious Snow Queen, it’s up to Gerta to find him. Her journey will take her through a dangerous land of snow and witchcraft, accompanied only by a bandit and a talking raven. Can she win her friend’s release, or will following her heart take her to unexpected places? 

A strange, sly retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s "Snow Queen," by T. Kingfisher, author of "Bryony and Roses" and "The Seventh Bride."

Series: Thaumaturge, 2
Author(s): Cal Matthews
Length: 228 pages

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Vampire / 


Blurb: Ebron White has never thought of himself as a murderer. In fact, he’s always been the exact opposite – he has the power to raise the dead. But a fatal encounter with a murderous band of witches has changed his life, and left him with a whole host of problems. 

Like his guilty conscience. 

And the corpse hidden in his bathroom.

Together with his vampire boyfriend, Ebron is trying to get rid of the bodies and get his life back together. But his powers are starting to get attention – and Ebron and Leo may be facing bigger problems than either of them imagined.

Book Two of the Thaumaturge Series.

Title: Blood of the Demon
Series: The Silver Legacy, 3
Author(s): Alex Westmore
Length: 262 pages
PublisherBroad Winged Books (October 19, 2015)

Genre:  Romance / Urban Fantasy / Lesbian /


Blurb: When another legacy demon hunter goes missing in New Orleans, it’s up to Denny Silver to track him down. Not an easy task, considering the hordes of demons escaping through a dimensional rift created by a powerful voodoo Priestess—all of whom Denny must fight as she makes her way deeper and deeper into the haunted city. 

The body count quickly rises, forcing Denny, her witch, and some formidable new friends to seek help from the mysterious people living on the bayou… people Denny’s sure would just as soon help the demons as help in her quest.

Can Denny rescue the lost hunter before this surge of demons wipes New Orleans off the map? The clock is ticking, and if Denny fails in her mission, the flood of evil entering the city will soon drown every living soul in the Blood of the Demon.

Title: The Scholar's Heart
SeriesChronicles of Tournai Book 3
Author(s)Antonia Aquliante
Length: 294 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: A Tale of Tournai 

Youngest son of a royal duke, Etan is a scholar at heart who juggles his work for the prince with his studies of the history and legends of Tournai, something of particular interest to him because he shares the magical Talent that runs in the royal bloodline. Etan’s peaceful world turns upside down when his best friend—the man he secretly loves—unexpectedly marries a woman. Though Tristan values his friendship with Etan and has always been attracted to him, he is a dutiful son, raised to shoulder responsibility for the family business one day. That day comes far sooner than anticipated, and he makes a deathbed promise to his father to marry the woman his father chose and become head of the company and family.

A year later, Tristan is a widower with an infant daughter and a mother who demands he marry again quickly—something Tristan resists. Circumstances throw Etan and Tristan together, and even as they succumb to the desires they’ve always harbored, Etan battles his feelings, wary of being cast aside again. When Tristan’s daughter is kidnapped, Etan and Tristan must come together to find her, find the person responsible, and support each other through the ordeal… and maybe beyond.

Title: Devil's Gamble
Author(s): Tess Barnett
Length: 262 pages
PublisherCorvid House Publishing (July 22, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb:Caleb Durant is half demon. His other has spent his entire life telling him that he's the Antichrist, destined for great and evil things.

He's mostly just trying to pass Calculus.

After being forced to move to a small country town after his principal suffers a fatal and not-entirely-unintentional accident, Caleb hopes he can at least get some solitude.

But Andras, his demonic guardian, has made a friendly wager with an angel, and Caleb's soul is the prize.

Isaac Mitchell, the sheltered Southern Baptist tasked by an Angel of the Lord to turn Caleb toward the light, is determined to keep his new friend on the straight and narrow.

Isaac himself, however, is having some trouble remembering to keep his task and his feelings separate.

Title: A Trust to Follow
Author(s): Diana Waters
Length: 62 pages
PublisherWayward Ink Publishing (May 26, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Prince Daymon is an Evoker—possessor of rare and feared magical powers.

When he is captured by bandits who plan to use his gifts for their own benefit he must depend upon his lover to come to his rescue.

Rhyder is captain of Daymon’s personal guard and the legendary ‘Lion of the West’, but can he reach the man he loves before it’s too late?

Title: Love in Retrograde
Author(s): Charlie Cochet
Length: 76 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Enthusiastic, play-it-safe Kelly Sutton is an American intern at the Photonic Royal Society in New London. He’s been working on Project Mars for over a year, a mission kept so secret by the society even Kelly doesn’t know exactly what it is. What Kelly does know is his contribution to the task will benefit mankind, and that’s enough for him. 

Kelly’s world turns upside down when concerns over his mentor's behavior lead Kelly to investigate and stumble upon a wicked truth. What is supposed to be a project to advance human life turns out to be an endeavor capable of mass destruction. The terrifying reality forces Kelly to choose between looking the other way to keep his job, as he’s always done, or risking his career and even his life to do the right thing by saving the man who’s captured his heart.

Title: The Assembly
Series: Red Jade, 3
Author(s): Stephen J. Wolf
Length: 543 pages

Genre:  Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / LGBTIAQ Characters


Blurb: The ebb and flow of power... 

With one jade left to reclaim, the team fractures, further jeopardizing Dariak's quest for peace. Heading deeper into Hathreneir, he seeks the final shard. 

The war between the two kingdoms escalates as troops are stationed at the borders and skirmishes erupt. Time is running out for Dariak to unify the shards and make his power known to the kings. 

Pushing through the growing battles, Kitalla sets her personal goals aside to rebuild their team and reclaim the balance that is missing from her life. 

Only with the will of the jades can the companions hope to overcome the odds and assemble the Red Jade at last. Delminor's legacy looms before them all.

Title: Sword of Logres
Series The Chronicles of Logres: Sword of Logres: Part 1, Vol 2
Author(s)Philip Ambrose
Length: 87k
Publisher: Wild City Press

Genre: Romantic Elements /  Gay / Action-Adventure / Fantasy / Paranormal / Sci-Fi / Time Travel / Series /
Notes: I could only find this on the publisher's website.

Blurb: Marcus and Toby, two young students have established themselves in a parallel world. Now they must fight, not only for their fledgling relationship, but for their lives. Marcus is drawn ever closer to a charismatic but troubled Duke, while Toby finds he is linked to an ancient destiny.

Around them sinister enemies, human and inhuman, gather. Who can they trust, and will their new-found love survive?

Logres is a kingdom akin to Tudor England, where life is brutal. The two lads travel from the barren Wildernesse to the fascinating vibrant capital city of Avalondun, where their fate awaits…

Title: The Archer's Heart
Series: Book Three of Three
Author(s): Astrid Amara
Length: 185 pages
PublisherBlind Eye Books (September 1, 2008)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Fantasy /


Blurb: In the ancient kingdom of Marhavad, noblemen dominate the lower castes, wielding mystic weapons, known as shartas, against any who oppose them. For generations the rule of Marhavad’s kings has been absolute. But now the line of succession is divided, and whispers of revolution are heard in even the royal palace.

Keshan Adaru, an outspoken man of unearthly charms, welcomes these changes. All his life he has foreseen an uprising that will shatter the castes and end the tyranny of the old laws. His visions have driven him but now, at the brink of their fulfillment, he finds himself obsessed with Prince Jandu Paran– a man whose entire family must be destroyed if the kingdom is to be freed.

Tarek Amia would gladly see Jandu Paran brought low. Born the son of a charioteer, Tarek has no love for the royal princes who have slighted and insulted him all his life. Only Keshan’s philosophies have elevated him from the brutal ranks of common soldiers. Tarek owes Keshan his devotion, but he is a pragmatic man and when he discovers Keshan’s reckless affair he realizes that Keshan may have to be sacrificed for the sake of his own revolution.

Young Prince Jandu Paran has never concerned himself with court intrigue. His life has been dedicated to the lordly art of archery and mastering the immense powers of the shartas. Handsome and arrogant, he is sure that no man can surpass him and yet Keshan Adaru’s mere touch brings Jandu to his knees. But his desire for Keshan is more than forbidden; it threatens to destroy Jandu’s pride, position and family. In the midst of this turmoil, an unspeakable event forces Jandu to redefine the meaning of honor and loyalty.

And now, as armies arise to war, each man must decide where his allegiance lies and what he will sacrifice in his heart and on the battlefield.

Title: Jane
Series: Three J'amigos, 2
Author(s)Rose Montague
Length: 206 pages

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Jane & Jade are chasing the Devil around the world. That's probably not the smartest thing to do and when the hunters become the hunted, the action really gets rocking, leading to a non-stop thrill ride of a road trip. Vampires and Shifters, Angels and Demons, throw in a giant troll and some witches and you've got a paranormal war. 

That doesn't leave much time for romance but there is a wedding, and a funeral, and both are ones you don't want to miss. Take a ride with Jane & Jade!

Title: The Edge of Desperation
Series: Wielder World Series, 1
Author(s): Nat Kennedy
Length: 107 pages
PublisherLagomorph Press (May 25, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / New Adult / College / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / Gay /


Blurb: Assistant Professor Reggie Wolfe has simple goals: to help his engineering students succeed and to stop male Wielders from falling into Taint without drawing attention from the Bureau of Wielder Services. A select few can Wield the Nerve of the World. Women Wielders do so freely, without any repercussions. For men, it's another story. They fight Taint and Corruption for the same power. 

Reggie's easy life upends when Kyle, a young male Wielder, lands at his feet, trapped in his Taint and pursued by the very criminal Wielder cults the Bureau is fighting. As the two work to control Kyle's Taint, Reggie realizes he will do everything he can to help Kyle, even follow him into darkness.

Edge of Desperation is the exciting opening novella to the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of magic, suspense, and dedication born of trial and blood.

Title: The Prince
Author(s): EM Leya
Length: 325 pages
PublisherE.L. Publishing; 1 edition (July 12, 2015)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Royalty / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Alex thought he'd spend the rest of his life living peacefully in his village with his family, but his destiny changes when the prince comes to town seeking a cure for his sister. Alex has what the prince needs, but giving it will cost Alex everything he knows. 

Taken to live and work for the prince, a new world opens to him. He sees and learns things that he could never imagine, and even though the prince makes it clear he desires more than a working relationship, Alex refuses.

When a violent attack changes everything, Alex has no choice but to let the prince get closer to help him heal, not just his body, but also his heart.

Giving in to his desires has a price and fate plays an unfair hand, forcing both Alex and his prince to make choices that will affect their futures forever.

Title: Walking With the Dead
Series: Ronin Collection, 2
Author(s): PL Nunn
Length: 264 pages

Genre:  Gay / Romantic Elements / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Book 2 of my Ronin Warrior fiction collection. 

This book features Walking with the Dead.

The soul of the long dead Egyptian queen Seiji picked up in hell, surges back, desperate to reclaim her former life and power, and not hesitating to subsume Seiji and destroy his friends in the process.

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