Saturday, October 29, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

October went by so quickly. I swear yesterday was only the 3rd.

I'm still deep in edits but I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have 30 more pages to go with Darksoul before I give it another read through before returning it to the editor. Then I can edit the flash fiction pieces I wrote for the Death Mask blog tour. With luck, I can be back to writing Bespoken by the end of next week. *knock on wood*

Until then...

Title: A Taste of Honey
Author(s): Kai Ashante Wilson
Length: 160 pages (October 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy /

Notes Seriously love this cover. I've never read The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps and I wonder if this can be read as a standalone.

Blurb: Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services, the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local gods.

Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Daluçan soldier named Lucrio. In defiance of Saintly Canon, gossiping servants, and the furious disapproval of his father and brother, Aqib finds himself swept up in a whirlwind gay romance. But neither Aqib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them.

A Taste of Honey is a new novella in the world of Kai Ashante Wilson's The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps.

TitleGood With Dragons
Author(s): Hollis Shiloh
Length: 34 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Dragons /


Blurb: Lyle races dragons for a living—if you can call it living, being a slave. Then he meets Saul. A slave has no rights, but that can't stop him from falling in love. Even though maybe it should.

Title: Dark Communion
Series: Godswar Chronicles, 1
Author(s): CH Perry
Length: 209 pages

Genre:   Epic Fantasy / Lesbian / Paranormal / 


Blurb: A cursed line of Minotaurs has kept Ayla’s people enslaved for 200 years. With nothing left to live for and a death sentence in her womb, Ayla trades her soul to a dark goddess for a chance to break the curse that keeps her people in chains. Armed with only her faith, Ayla and her brethren lead a revolution against an army of half-beasts led by the immortal son of the Goddess Herself.

Title: Shackled
Series: Imprisoned, 1
Author(s): Victoria Vallo
Length: 79 pages
PublisherTwisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (August 14, 2016)

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


Blurb: If you commit a crime on Vaharis 6, there’s more than one way to work off your sentence…

Matthew knows today is his last chance. If he doesn’t get an offer to work off his sentence outside the prison’s walls, he’ll be sent deeper into the hellish place and left at the mercy of the other prisoners.

Varan only wants someone to do his grunt work for him, but when he sees Matthew, something from his past takes hold of him again. He wants to make the man submit in every way, and the prison warden’s greed makes it possible for him to buy the chance to do exactly that.

So Matthew is saved at the last possible moment… only to find himself bound to a man who seems determined to break and possess him, body and soul.

Title: Mitch
SeriesBaine Family Series, Book One
Author(s): Dakota Rebel
Length: 209 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy /

Notes I think that I've read this but its been a long time. I want to read book two but I need a refresher.

Blurb: When mortal Bounty Hunter, Mitch Baine, decides to spend one night breaking all the rules with a sexy masked vampire, he has no idea that the stranger is Jarrod Axlerod, lead singer of the famous band Heartstrings, or that he will be contracted to kill Jarrod the very next day. Mitch has been trained to believe that the only good vampire is a dead on—a lesson cemented into his brain after years of killing them on contract for the US Army.

But his feelings toward the creatures begin to change after spending an incredible night at the masked ball. When he receives his newest contract, he is horrified to see that the vampire he has been hired to kill is none other than Jarrod Axlerod, the sexy vampire he has just broken every one of his personal rules with.

**Publisher's Note** This is an extensively revised and re-edited version of a previously released title.

Title: Bride of the Trogarians
Author(s): Ava Sinclair
Length: 102 pages
PublisherStormy Night Publications (September 23, 2016)

Genre:   Erotic Romance / MFM / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Mail Order Bride-ish / BDSM elements /


Blurb: As the nations of Earth collapse into chaos amid a steadily worsening environmental catastrophe, Iris makes the choice to leave her dying world behind and seek refuge on the far-off planet of TraoX39, where human females are in high demand as brides. But upon her arrival, she soon realizes that her new life will be far different than she was led to believe.

Though she was promised the right to refuse any match, when Iris dares to reject a rich, decadent oaf who fancies her, she finds herself in deep trouble. After a humiliating public punishment, she is brought to a remote settlement inhabited by the rugged, battle-hardened Trogarian tribe and given as a gift to their chieftains.

The two huge, handsome Trogarian warriors waste no time in making it clear that Iris is to be their obedient, submissive bride, and when she defies them she quickly discovers that there are punishments much more shameful than a mere bare-bottom spanking. Yet in spite of everything, their mastery of her body sets Iris on fire with passion in a way she has never experienced, and before long she is delighting in being shared by her fierce, dominant mates.

But the Trogarians have powerful enemies, and soon her adopted people are caught up in the scheming of foes as cunning as they are evil. Can Iris help set things right and save the men she has grown to love before it is too late?

Publisher's Note: Bride of the Trogarians includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Title: The Conquering Dark
Series: Crown & Key, 3
Author(s): Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
Length: 354 pages
PublisherDel Rey (July 28, 2015)

Genre:   Paranormal / Fantasy / Historical / Steam Punk / Victorian / 


Blurb: The Crown and Key Society face their most terrifying villain yet: Gaios, a deranged demigod with the power to destroy Britain. 

To avenge a centuries-old betrayal, Gaios is hell-bent on summoning the elemental forces of the earth to level London and bury Britain. The Crown and Key Society, a secret league consisting of a magician, an alchemist, and a monster-hunter, is the realm’s only hope—and to stop Gaios, they must gather their full strength and come together as a team, or the world will fall apart.

But Simon Archer, the Crown and Key’s leader and the last living magician-scribe, has lost his powers. As Gaios searches for the Stone of Scone, which will give him destructive dominion over the land, monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane, alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther, gadget geek Penny Carter, and Charlotte the werewolf scramble to reconnect Simon to his magic before the world as they know it is left forever in ruins.

Title: Bastia The Early Years
Author(s): Anastasia Vitsky
Length: 132 pages

Genre:   Romance / Alternate World / Fantasy / On The Flip Side /


Blurb: What if heterosexuality were a crime?

In the world of Bastia, like must marry like. Basti, the supreme deity, has decreed so. Any deviation results in sanctions, imprisonment, torture, or even death. But how did this society come to be? How can a religion be based on hatred?

In these early chronicles of Bastia, we discover good intentions behind the benevolent theocracy gone wrong. Meet the founder of modern day Bastia, Altrea. Placed in a polygamous marriage to enrich her father, she finds love with one of her sister wives. Their husband’s reaction is swift and brutal. As Altrea struggles to make sense of the violence, she dreams of a world in which one woman can love another.

In this new perfect society called Bastia, justice reigns supreme. No one is above the law. The state will provide for all equally. But as Altrea quickly finds out, nothing is simple. Basti is love. Bastia is founded on love. So what went wrong? How did a land of idyllic happiness turn into the dystopian regime that persecutes a young woman for loving a boy?

Come and meet Karielle and Soris before they reeducate the criminal who dared to love the wrong gender, and ask yourself one question.

Why is love a crime?

Title: A Dragon's Dream
Series: Itayu Lake, 1
Author(s): AM Halford
Length: 131 pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy / Dragons /


Blurb: Jason has been verbally abused by most of his family his entire life. Believing he's unworthy and a disappointment to the people he loves he runs from the prophetic dreams that promise to lead him to his destined mate. Michel is a dragon prince and can't understand why his mate is hiding. Frustrated after years of searching, he's grown tired. A chance meeting at Jason's brother's new diner allows them to meet and for fate to finally take its course. Nothing is that simple though and Jason's own fears and insecurities about mating start rising to the surface. Michel needs to find a way for Jason to see the worth he holds and accept who he is. These matters are complicated by his mate's own family and the damage they've inflicted. Still, Michel refuses to give up and wants nothing more than to show Jason he's loved and wanted.

Title: Murder Between the Pages
Author(s): Josh Lanyon
Length: 144 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Mystery /


Blurb: Felix Day, author of the Constantine Sphinx mysteries, and Leonard Fuller, author of the Inspector Fez mysteries, are bitter rivals and the best of enemies. Both happen to present when a notorious author of roman à clef is shot by an invisible assailant during a signing at historic Marlborough Bookstore.

Even if they weren’t both suspects, it’s the perfect opportunity to match wits and sleuthing skills.

If only the murderer was equally amused.

Title: Brontide
SeriesThe Tempest Series Book 1
Author(s): TD Cloud
Length: 310 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy /


Blurb: Lost in a dark woods and far from his familiar stomping grounds, Corbet put little stock in myths and legends of the Aos Sí. But when he is happened upon by a man claiming to be a faerie king, he finds that superstition holds more sway than logic among the Sidhe.

Title: Discovering the Legacy
Series: Time Lord Series, 1
Length: 360 pages
PublisherCHBB Publishing (November 6, 2015)

Genre:   Romantic / Sword & Sorcery / Fantasy / Elves / Time Travel /

Notes Book Three introduces LGBT characters with romance, from what I can see. I'm willing to see where this goes.

Blurb: An orphan with unknown powers could save her world from darkness…

Katelyn was raised as an orphaned Time Traveler at the School of Endless Time. She’s willing to do anything, even repress her natural abilities, to fit in among the other students. All she wants is to graduate so she can go out on her own.

Tukil has hunted Gargoyles since one killed his twin sister. With no surviving family, he only has vengeance and hatred in his heart. An accident during a hunt leaves him in the power of slavers. When a mysterious male in a black cloak rescues him, Tukil learns how to accept friendship again.

After a horrible revelation, Katelyn flees from the school and into Tukil’s arms. Their attraction to each other is instant, but their secrets force them to fight it. However, in order for Katelyn and Tukil to become powerful enough to defeat a sly enemy, they must accept their bond and work together to seek those who wield magic mighty enough to help them.

But evil follows the pair wherever they go, and it is out to destroy them both. Can they accept their destiny before their secrets tear them apart?

Title: Defiant Revival
Author(s): L. Rockwood
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 1 edition (October 28, 2016)
Genre:   Romance / Gay / Bisexual / Paranormal / Fantasy /


Blurb: To free the kingdom from the depravity of Cardinal Aldrious, Prince Micah Helvendeere must take his rightful place as ruler.

Unfortunately, the prince has been dead for a year.

Billiam Grimhart, former page to the prince, knows Micah’s assumption of the throne is the last chance to purge Casperland of the cardinal’s corruption. And for that to happen, the prince must be revived. Only one person stands a chance of achieving the nearly impossible: exiled enchantress Shemmy DuBois, a raunchy bog witch with an affinity for corpses and a heart of gold. Billiam sets out to coax Shemmy to their cause, despite what wading through piles of bodies will do to his favorite shoes.

If he can accomplish it, Billiam might finally get to consummate his love for the prince—something Shemmy is keen to witness. But first, they’ll need to steal Micah’s body, brave a land inhabited by vicious faeries, and accept the help of accomplices as vile and perverse as their enemies. They might be far from typical heroes, but sometimes those are the only people who can get the job done.

If you like dark and edgy high-concept fantasy that’s not for those with delicate sensibilities, join Billiam, Shemmy, and their Faelock allies as they stage their revolution.

Title: Demons Don't Dream
Series: Demonic Tales
Author(s): Hannah Walker
Length: 348 pages

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


Blurb: Being the Terran ambassador assigned to Kenistal, the Demon home world, is not a particularly easy posting. Caris Dealyn wants nothing more than to get this assignment done so he can continue searching for his missing Avanti friends. But first, he needs to solve the mystery surrounding the last ambassador’s disappearance, while navigating the Demon court with all its whisperings of plots and betrayals. It's not such a bad job, if he could keep his attention on work and not on the prince who seems to distract him just by being near.

Prince Dasalin Kan’erkit is busy running the kingdom in his father's absence, but not so busy he doesn’t notice the new Ambassador. Caris gets under his skin like no one else before, which is quite a feat considering Dasa’s demonically tough scales. 

The attraction between them is undeniable, and when events throw them together, sparks fly. They can't get enough of each other. But there are forces at work that wish to keep them apart. In a fight for their survival, the two must figure out which demonic faction is behind the plot and protect not only themselves, but the people they have both vowed to serve.

Title: Big Bear, Little Bear
Series: Midnight Rodeo, 3
Author(s): Julia Talbot
Length: 78 pages
PublisherOmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (September 1, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / 


Blurb:Little bear comes into his own.

Midnight Rodeo, #3

Ben Ursa has been out of the Midnight Rodeo game for a while, recovering from a terrible head injury. When he comes back, he finds a whole new place in the pecking order, his trained horses in high demand.

He also finds rodeo clown and grizzly shifter, Ozzie, who rejected him for being too young before. Now Ozzie thinks he's just right, even if he is a little black bear. Can Ben really recover and become Ozzie's mate, or will his family scheme to keep him "little bear"?

Title: Dare to Love Forever
SeriesNew Vampire Justice: Book One
Author(s): Jake C. Wallace
Length: 275 pages
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 2 edition (September 26, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Vampire /


Blurb: With pain and loss in their pasts and evil threatening their futures, two vampires will find a love that lasts forever… if they dare.

Carson Locke is dangerous, even by vampire standards. A rare Tabula Rasa vampire, he can wipe the minds of those he bites—human or vampire. Because of this, he’s lived his entire life in isolation. When his family is murdered, Carson runs from those who want him dead. Injured, starving, and about to be executed, he meets Commander Lincoln Samuels, an officer in the New Vampire Justice police force.

Lincoln, a Sanatore vampire, possesses the gift of healing. The moment he encounters Carson, broken and terrified, trying to steal blood to survive, he is compelled to help the other man—despite the risk to himself. Their bond creates something the world has never seen, but others have plans for Carson, and his destiny was written long before he was born. He’ll either become a tool to control the vampire world, or, with Lincoln by his side, find the courage to fight and become its savior.

First Edition published by Amber Allure, 2014.

Title: Barbarian Mine
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, 4
Author(s): Ruby Dixon
Length: 184 pages

Genre:   Romance / Sci-Fi / Alien /


Blurb: The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I'm thrilled to be here. Sure, there's no cheeseburgers, but I'm healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe. What I didn't anticipate? That there'd be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens...I resonate to him.

Resonance means mating, and children...but I don't know if this guy's ever been around anyone before. He's truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own.

So why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more?

Title: Skye's Trail
Series: The Angelini
Author(s): Jory Stroing
Length: 192 pages

Genre:   Romance / MFM / Paranormal / Vampires / 

Notes ARe tags: mfm menage, vampire menage, vampires

Blurb: For Skye Delano, the hunt and the kill are sometimes inexorably tied together.

Her origins shrouded behind an impenetrable wall of mental pain, Skye has survived and evolved into a tracker, a hunter who metes out justice to those who prey on the helpless. Alone but not lonely, she's been content with her life. But now her body is changing and there's an underlying craving that's left her restless. She needs to take a mate—or rather, two mates…

Detective Rico Santana wants and needs Skye—for himself, and to track a couple of kids who have gone missing.

In all the centuries that Giovanni Banderali has been alive, he's never desired any woman enough to bind her to him as a companion. That changed the moment he saw Skye. She's a threat to the fledgling vampires he's searching for, but nothing will stop him from claiming her—not even the Angelini blood that flows through her veins.

Adversaries, natural enemies—dangerous allies—the bond that links them is stronger than lust, more powerful than love. When an Angelini chooses a mate, no man can resist.

Title: The Jewel and Her Lapidary
Author(s): Fran Wilde
Length: 96 pages

Genre:   Romance / Lesbian / New Adult / Fantasy /


Blurb: The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished.

Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.

The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.

Title: Man & Beast
Series: The Savage Land, 1
Author(s): Michael Jensen
Length: 307 pages
PublisherBuddha Kitty Books (November 29, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Western / Historical /


Blurb: What is the line that separates man from beast?

The year is 1797, and 24-year-old John Chapman is lost on the American frontier with winter falling fast. Near death, he stumbles upon a lone cabin, and the owner, a rugged but sexy frontiersman named Daniel McQuay, agrees to let John winter over.

John and Daniel quickly find themselves drawn to each other, the sex between them unlike anything John has ever known. But as the weeks turn into snowbound months, Daniel begins to change into someone brutish, and the line between man and beast disappears.

With the arrival of spring, John flees, eventually finding refuge in the company of a group of frontier outcasts, including a brash young settler named Palmer. But in the wilds of this savage land, love is not so easily tamed, and John soon finds himself calling upon the raging animal within him to save the man he loves.

Man & Beast, which The Advocate calls “equal parts romance novel and history lesson, heaped with sex and violence,” is the first book in the Savage Lands, a series that celebrates the untold gay history of the American frontier. Man & Beast is for fans of Harper Fox, Jerry Cole, K.J. Charles, and Mary Renault, as well as anyone who enjoys pulse-pounding suspense and romance.

Title: Not Your Average Man
Author(s): Edward Kendrick
Length: 133 pages
PublisherJMS Books LLC (October 22, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Assassins /


Blurb: I was an average man, not at all violent, until a bastard tricked my best friend into killing my lover, Mick. When that happened, with my best friend in prison for life, I took things into my own hands and killed the bastard.

Not too soon after, a man contacted me. The man Mick had worked for -- as a vigilante. He convinced me to take Mick's place, once I'd been trained to do what Mick had done.

I did. Now I'm a not so average man who might, just might, be falling in love with another vigilante. Coop Frost, to be exact. That is, if we can survive what comes next.

Title: Embracing Derek
Author(s): Nicole Stewart
Length: 540 pages

Genre:   Romance / MMF / Contemporary / Bisexual / Poly /


Blurb: Secrets Kept. Expectations Met. True Love Tested In The Grip of Mortality.

Owen Henderson's life is scripted it for greatness.

Palatial bachelor's pad? Check. Record-shattering sales figures on the job? Definitely. Bevy of girlfriends? According to the rumors, yes. And he's not about to stop the gossip mill from spinning, because his steamy menage a trois relationship with his best friend Derek and their blazing hot girlfriend Adelaide is nobody's business, and neither is his bisexuality.

But with Owen's desire to keep them a secret, Derek sees trouble ahead, especially when Owen decides to throw an anniversary party for his parents. What could go wrong? How about Owen's parents staying with their son instead of a hotel?

Now Owen has to keep up the charade of being single, which only makes his mother more determined than ever to see him paired with the perfect match. It's Adelaide's job to plan the anniversary party, but Mrs. Henderson has someone else in mind: Owen's striking ex- girlfriend Scarlett. Adelaide faces stiff competition.

Derek and Addie worry that Owen's playboy reputation will tank their relationship, but Owen panics at the idea of his family learning about his sexuality. Can this trio live with the inconvenient lie? Or, will their love go down in flames when the truth comes out?

Title: Unholy Pursuits
Author(s): Suzanne Rock
Length: 204 pages
PublisherElectric Ink Press (July 27, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Darien let his guard down once, and Alysanne stole the demon stone out from under his nose. Now he has to get it back, no matter what the cost. It doesn’t matter that the feisty redhead calms the demonic voice in his head, or that her body tempts him beyond reason. Only the stone will ensure his survival. As he tries to seduce it away from her, a connection starts to form between them. Now he must decide whether to save his sanity, or his heart.

The more Darien showers her with kisses, the more Alysanne’s heart softens to his cause. She knows she won’t be able to resist his charm for much longer. Despite the temptation, she knows she must keep the stone safe, because if the demon in his mind claims it, an unholy force would destroy everything she had ever loved—including him.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Release Day Tour: Full Circle by Victoria Sue #interview #giveaway


Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Victoria Sue author of Full Circle

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

I’m an English girl who got transplanted to Florida six years ago. Ive always “dabbled” at writing but started properly nearly three years ago. I write what I love to read so that’s mainly MM and usually paranormal.

What were you like at school?

Not great. I hated school and couldn’t wait to leave. I wasn’t popular or in the “in” crowd so I pretty much kept my nose in a book for twelve years

So, what have you written?

Full Circle is the seventh and last in the series Sirius Wolves. The series has a lot of back story and it’s not very stand alone so it was time to finish.

I have another two series I write with Shannon West, and a BDSM series - Pure

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links.

This is the link to my Amazon page. All my books are available on All Romance and Smashwords.

What are you working on at the minute?

I’m finishing One Step Sideways which is the sequel to Five Minutes Longer. Five Minutes Longer gets published by Dreamspinners in December. Here’s the blurb.

Talon Valdez knew that when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced are viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI since he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with fatal abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.

How much research do you do?

A huge amount (or so it seems) The Innocent Auction and The Innocent Betrayal are set in England 1810. Huge amount of research required even down to the layout of Newgate Prison! Speech, clothes, food. (They used rose oil for lube!)

Five Minutes Longer is about people with supernatural abilities but these aren’t magical abilities; I actually provide a scientific reason behind the character’s I’ve used so far. Google is my best friend.

I also decided because I was writing about people shooting guns (FBI) I’d better know what I was talking about – so I had lessons.

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?

The basis for my book is that the Egyptian goddess Sirius (the dog star) created werewolves in her own image to save mankind. All the books are set in present day but they have a definite mythological background. The first six books are based on two groups of four. Orion’s Circle starts with three Alphas finding and mating their psi omega. Books three to six involve Marcus, a human ex-military amputee who becomes the first human Alpha of a werewolf pack.

I can’t say how many are in book seven because it would spoil the surprise!


TITLE: Full Circle

SERIES: Sirius Wolves #7

AUTHOR: Victoria Sue

PUBLISHER: Dark Hollow Press

COVER ARTIST: Dark Hollow Press

LENGTH: 50,000 words

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2016

BLURB: “Win the love of the wolf with the hardest heart.”

Faced with eternal banishment to hell, Anubis, god of the underworld, has found a loophole in one of the oldest laws which will allow him to unleash his evil on an unsuspecting human world. Orion’s only hope to stop him is to accept his challenge: send a champion to win the love of the wolf with the hardest heart. It will take someone with a pure heart to soften a closed one, so faced with the threat of losing not only the werewolves, but the destruction of the human race, the gods can only do one thing — send Adam, one of their own.

Adam quickly realizes that the werewolf whose love he must win is Jed.  Wounded after the loss of his wife and son, Jed promised he would never love again or be responsible for someone else’s happiness. Adam has been given a near impossible task.

Anubis is eager to see Adam fail, and unbeknown to everyone takes matters into his own hands to make sure of it. Everything happening now is part of his master plan, and finally it has come full circle.

Even if Adam succeeds and wins Jed's heart, will that love survive when Jed discovers the whole thing was nothing more than a bet? Or when Adam does the one thing he mustn’t and falls in love himself, will he not only break Jed’s heart but completely destroy his own?


Jed gentled his hand as Adam mewled in the back of his throat, both of Adam’s hands surrounding his neck and pressing tightly with an overwhelming urge to simply hang on.

They shared kisses. Shared air. Jed swallowed every reaction from Adam because it was precious. Finally, he wiped his hand and their bodies clean on the sheet and drew Adam in closer.

His heart beat loudly in his ears. Jed didn’t want to think about what they had just done, and let reality intrude on the bliss that seemed to wrap them both up. It wasn’t the whole fucking a guy thing, even though he was still in shock about that. It was the need inside of him, the nameless urge that transcended sex or narrow bigoted views of what made other people happy. In a lot of ways, it wasn’t even the fact that Adam was human and Jed was not.

It was his unshaking doubt that as soon as Jed trusted, as soon as Jed let in a little belief, as soon as Jed started thinking in terms of forever… That’s when it would happen. That’s when his forever would be ripped away. It had with his family. The day his father hadn’t returned from the hunt because of a human’s bullet. The day they’d fled their home because the forest was cleared to make a human town, and his family had no idea how to live in one. The day he was out scrounging for food to fill their empty bellies because it was winter and they should have been warm and safe in their homes, and his little sister had been attacked by a rogue. The rogue had been insane, half-mad with whatever injustice had caused him to attack a pup, and his mom had died trying to defend her.

And then he had trusted once more. Raye had waltzed into his life and danced his objections away. Then it had happened again, as surely as Jed feared it would.

He clutched Adam tighter, knowing his hold wouldn’t last, knowing Adam would be ripped from him like everyone else…

He no longer had any dreams that could be taken from him. He’d accepted long ago that the pack would be his life, but he would go home alone every day. He almost didn’t mind because he knew it wasn’t a matter if Adam would realize he was a pathetic old man and would leave.

It was simply a matter of when.


Has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids' adventure stories, she would go raid her Mom's. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.

She's still in love with them. Any size, any shape, any creature - love is love, no matter what it says on the box.

In fact if they don't fit very neatly into any box she loves them even more!

She has a very patient husband and three wonderful children. In 2010 in search of adventure they all moved from the UK to the US and are happily settled in Florida.

In 2013 after reading love stories for so long she decided to write her own.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

How is the weekend already here? I just might read every hour of it...  :)

Edit: Well, I won't be reading all weekend because I received noticed that I'm Author of the Day today (Saturday). So, I'll be hanging out there and chatting.  (See Here)

Title: All Hallow's Eve
Author(s): Annabelle Jacobs
Length: 248 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Halloween /


Blurb: Will a centuries-old broken heart ruin the promise of new love?

Dominic Ashworth is descended from a long line of witches, although the family practice of witchcraft died out generations ago. Forever connected to a dark history, the house he grew up in remained in the Ashworth family for generations until his estranged father sold it.

On a mission to check out the new owners, Dominic runs into Caleb Jones and gives the gorgeous man his phone number—but getting a date should be the last thing on Dominic’s agenda.

Caleb and his best friend, Zach Briceworth, are oblivious to the heartache and magic tied to the foundations of their new home. When strange things start to happen, the truth emerges and surprises them both, especially as everything revolves around Caleb’s new love interest.

Title: Cowgirls vs. Aliens
Author(s): Vanessa Vale, Grace Goodwin
Length: 230 pages
PublisherKSA Publishing (October 2, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Fantasy Sci-Fi / Aliens / Western /

Notes How was I supposed to ignore a title like that?

Blurb: I've come to Earth to hunt down a killer, not find a mate. 

But then I see her and all I can think is...MINE.
Just one dangerous problem—My enemy knows she's here...and he wants her for himself.

Cassie Anderson has been an orphan since the age of four. Left on her own, she grew up a hard-working, pragmatic woman of the Montana Territory, her steady employment at the Selby boarding house the only life she knows. When strange, sensual dreams drive her from her bed at night, her body heavy with desire and the scar on her palm burning, Cassie isn't sure what to think. When the handsome stranger tempting her each night with stolen kisses and irresistible caresses suddenly appears in the flesh, she believes she's truly lost her mind.

Maddox of Everis was born a Hunter. Second son to a powerful ruling family, he volunteers for the dangerous mission to a far away, primitive planet called Earth. His mission? To track down an evil foe responsible for his twin sister's death. He's come ready for the hunt, prepared to kill, if necessary, but he is not prepared for the mating mark on his hand to burn with sexual fire. Shocked but desperate to find his mate, Maddox will do whatever it takes to protect her from his enemy. He expects to find a mate eager to welcome him into her bed and her heart. But Cassie is an Earth woman, an orphan who has no idea who or what she is... not a simple cowgirl, but a descendant of ancient warriors who once colonized Earth.

Cassie is a powerful shock to his system, a woman he will do anything to possess. But when he tells her the truth, that he's an alien bounty hunter and she's his marked mate, she refuses to believe him. That is, until the dangerous madman he's traveled across the galaxy to hunt finds her as well. Suddenly it's not just Maddox's skillful kiss forcing Cassie to rethink everything she thought she knew, but an evil alien bent on possessing her for himself. She'll have to trust Maddox with both her life and her heart if they're going to survive.

Title: Stealing His Mate
Series: Dragon Shifters In Space 3
Author(s): Marcy Jacks
Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy Sci-Fi / Dragon Shifter / Wolf Shifter / Mpreg /

Notes I've read the first to books in this series. Nice relaxing reads. This one sounds more tense than the other two. In truth, I'm really looking forward to the 4th one. This is the only book (so far) that has mpreg.

Blurb: Omega wolf Adam was kidnapped by slavers. He is to be sold to a rich, old shark shifter who has some strange tastes, including giving his new property to be used and abused by the rest of the crew.

Setana is a dragon warrior, and he is weeks away from earning his freedom. He has no intention of letting anything get between him and his goal, but when he gets wind of Adam's scent, everything changes. Setana is put in charge of Adam's care, and he won't let anyone else on the crew near him, but now he has a new problem: how to rescue his mate without getting the both of them killed.

Adam can't believe he mated with a member of the crew, and when his pregnancy complicates things, he's not sure if he and his mate will be able to get off this ship alive, especially when his real owner finally comes to take him away.

Title: Rising from the Ashes
Series: Eternal Flame 2
Author(s): Cree Storm, Maggie Walsh
Length: 458 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Magic / Dragon Shifters / Hurt-Comfort / 


Blurb: Crystal, Colorado Fire Investigator Angelo Carbone loved his job and his friends, but ever since that fateful night when he was raped at the young age of seventeen, he has felt a piece of him missing. Until he meets his mate in a sexy as hell dragon shifter.

Angelo’s visions help him do his job, but recently his visions seem to be lying to him. They are telling him that a man he knows to be dead is committing the new fire’s that plague Crystal. The confusion over what his visions are telling him causes Angelo great anguish when he also sees this supposed dead man harming a boy.
Angelo has sworn that he will never allow another to be bullied or suffer as he had all those years ago, if he could stop it.

When he and his new found mate, Morgan, run off into the night following one of Angelo’s visions, they never expected to find what they did, or to suddenly find themselves with a family.

As the fires escalate, people get killed, and their new ward Manny goes missing, Angelo and Morgan must count on their friends to help them figure out this puzzle before Manny’s bully kills him. But a new foe in town brings back memories that Angelo wishes he could forget. These memories not only threaten his mating, but also his gift.

Can Morgan save Angelo and Manny in time? Or will he lose them both to evil forces?

Title: It Takes Two to Tango
SeriesFur, Fangs, and Felines Book 3
Author(s): M.A. Church
Length: 259 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Domestic Cat Shifters /


Blurb: Can two very different men find the love they need to survive?

Remi Ginn’s an easygoing werecat with a love of snarky T-shirts. He would be perfectly happy with a human mate. Is that what the goddess Bast gives him? Of course not. Instead she gifts him with Marshell, a Vetala, a snakelike nonshifter who drinks blood to survive. A man who’s just as toppy as Remi—and even more powerful than the West Falls Clowder’s Alpha and heir apparent.

While Remi is deciding whether he can handle the fates’ choice, hunters attack Marshell. Afterward, in an explosion of passion, Remi and Marshell mate and Remi declares Marshell his. Now they have to figure out how to make their relationship work as they dance around each other.

The clowder is in turmoil, and Remi’s acceptance of Marshell rocks the very foundation of the insular group. The consequences will be far-reaching. And if that isn’t problem enough, the situation with the hunters is far from resolved… as proved by the appearance of an Alpha werewolf.

Title: One True Mate
Series: Shifter's Sacrifice 1
Author(s): Lisa Ladew
Length: 317 pages
PublisherHeat Publishing LLC (August 22, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Paranormal /  /

Notes Blurb says it's different kind of shifter story. Challenge excepted.

Blurb: An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon.

Trevor Burbank is a shifter cop in a world of humans who don't know the evil that wants them dead. If he does his job well, the humans will never need to know, but he feels like he's working against the clock, because his pack is about to die. The females have all been killed, and the half-breeds they make when they mate with humans aren't usually skilled or strong enough to fight.

Gabriela Carmi has lost almost everything that means anything to her way too fast and now she feels like she’s losing her mind too. On a quest to find something that won't reveal itself to her, she feels as if she’s pining for someone who may not exist. So when an evil presence begins to follow her, she isn't sure if her mind is slowly falling apart, or if the impossible is actually coming true. And when an instant attraction sparks between her and the dangerously sexy police officer sent to help her, it makes matters worse and better at the same time.

It's a race against time to find the angel/human hybrid One True Mates that the pack's spiritual leaders say truly exist. Saving the all the shifter clans is on everyone's mind, except for the chosen, the One True Mates, most of whom don’t even know who or what they really are, or why they seem to be slowly losing their minds.

Steamy. Light swearing. High heat. You've NEVER read a shifter romance, or a fated mates romance like this before.

Title: The Joined Realm
Author(s): Robert Vane
Length: 268 pages

Genre:   Non-Romantic / High Fantasy / Paranormal / Epic Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery /

Notes ... because of the cover

Blurb: "Control the water, control the world"

From inside the lush expanse of the Inner Realm, the Ghosbane family and their fellow waterlords rule the Joined Realm through their mastery of the ancient aqueducts that feed the vast Drylands beyond their domain. After being accused of a terrible crime, Arlon Ghosbane, the inheritor of a secret legacy of the vanquished overlords of the Joined Realm, is forced to flee from his family and the only life he has ever known. Guided by a renegade howler intent on freeing his race, Arlon discovers that a world far different than one he had been taught about lies beyond his water-rich homeland. The fate of humanity will be determined by the decisions of a young fugitive and a former slave as they fight for the future of the Joined Realm.

Title: A-Viking
Author(s): Kiernan Kelly
Length: 62 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Time Travel /


Blurb: What’s a Viking to do when he ends up on a Florida beach, surrounded by a world he doesn’t understand, with a hyperactive stockbroker as his only guide? Go back to Chase’s hotel, naturally. Chase thinks Bjorn is eccentric at best, a lunatic at worst, or just maybe the real thing: a Viking from the days of yore. It isn’t easy for Bjorn to admit, but he needs Chase’s help to navigate the confusing modern age. While Chase is trying to clean Bjorn up and help him fit in, Bjorn’s sworn enemy also makes the trek through time. Jorund is eager to plunder this new land and finish the job of killing Bjorn’s family line, all in one blow. Bjorn and Chase will have to set aside their vast differences and work together if either of them wants to survive.

2nd Edition

Title: Champion of the Scarlet Wolf Book Two
Author(s): Ginn Hale
Length: 568 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy, Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.

There, creatures of myth and witchcraft—long since driven from Cadeleon—lurk in dark woods and prowl the winding streets. 
Soldiers and priests alike fear the return of witch-queens and even demons. Elezar soon learns that magic takes many forms, some too alluring to resist, others too terrible to endure. But just as he begins to find his place in this strange new country, the past he left behind along with his school days returns to challenge him once again.
Title: Double or Nothing
Series: The Bedlam Butchers Club
Author(s): Ruby Dixon
Length: 71 pages

Genre:   Romance / Motorcycle Club / Contemporary / MFM /

NotesThe first book featuring Beast, Shy, and Muscle is Double Trouble, the second is Double Down


I’ve found a fragile happiness with my two men, Beast and Muscle, Warlords of the Bedlam Butchers. Our threesome works so well that I can’t imagine a day without them…or a night without both in my bed.

But a rival MC has decided that what’s in the past shouldn’t stay there. With loads of blackmail information on the line, Beast might be going back to prison unless we can make a deal. But what the other club is asking for is nothing less than me, in a stranger’s bed.

And Beast is going to sacrifice himself for me unless I find a way to save him…

DOUBLE OR NOTHING is a complete novella of 19,000 words and the third featuring Beast, Shy, and Muscle. No cliffhangers—only hot and sexy romance. The Motorcycle Clubs series is romance for readers who want all of the heat and emotion, but who don't have all of the time.

Title: Double Dare You
SeriesThe Bedlam Butchers Club
Author(s)Ruby Dixon
Length: 171 pages

Genre:   Romance / Motorcycle Club / Contemporary / MFM /


Blurb: Becka isn’t the daring sort. She’s a chemistry nerd on vacation from college. She certainly wasn’t supposed to be stolen by a rival MC and sold as a plaything. Now, she needs a hero…or two.

Locke and Epic might be ride partners, but they’re not yet friends. Epic is freshly patched and Locke’s carrying a lot of baggage from the betrayal of his last partner. But when they’re given a new task – find Becka and bring her home – the men have to work as a team to protect her.

And, as the threesome spend time alone, they realize that not only are they better together, but that a few teasing dares just might bring them closer…in a lot of sexy ways.

Title: The Painted Crown
Series: Unbreakable Soldiers, 2
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 89k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 

Notes *happy wiggles* Releases 11/16

Blurb: Prince Istari has spent his life reviled: his parents wish he had never been born, the royal court of Belemere avoids him for fear of angering the king, and everyone else is kept away by his notorious reputation as a deadly sharpshooter. Now a hostage of peace in Tallideth, he is subjected to their hatred as well—even that of Regent Vellem, who once considered him a comrade in arms.

Unexpected solace comes in the form of Lord Teverem, a sad, quiet lord who assumed the title when his brother was killed in the explosion for which Istari's father is to blame. He is kind and sweet and a sorely needed bright spot in Istari's life—until Istari meets his family and learns of a dangerous family secret with unexpected ties to Istari's past, a secret that could drag Tallideth and Belemere right back into war...

Title: Changing Worlds
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 266 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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

Notes I've heard rave reviews about this story. I'm really excited to get my hands on it. Release date is 10/24

Blurb: Their love will either inspire change in the world or tear it apart.

Former starship captain Jason Kim and his lover, Ferran, are starting a life together on Ferran’s native planet. The Perel matriarchs reluctantly allowed their marriage in the hopes of securing better diplomatic relations with humanity, even though the decision ignites anger from traditionalists. Ferran’s family accepts Jason and the love the two men have found, but other influential families are less accommodating and much less willing to welcome an outsider to their isolated, subterranean world. Some of their enemies are willing to go as far as eliminating Jason permanently. Tensions are quickly building toward a breaking point that might push Perelan into a bloody civil war.

If Jason and Ferran have any hope of surviving the coming conflict, they’ll have to rely on their devotion to each other more than ever before. But that won’t be easy when a figure from Jason’s past reappears to make them question everything.

2nd Edition

Title: Bitten by Mistake
Author(s): Annabelle Jacobs
Length: 341 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Wolf Shifters /


Blurb: From animosity to searing passion in a lunar cycle… but can their bond survive? 

Wolf shifter Nathan Kohl’s pack is his whole life. Arrogant and handsome, he avoids commitment to anything or anyone outside of his pack. He works hard, plays hard, and pursues humans as lovers because there’s little to no chance of him forming a permanent bond. However, when Jared Taylor comes into Nathan’s life, every rule is broken.

After a bad experience, Jared vowed to never get involved with another shifter, no matter how much they got under his skin. Despite being physically attracted to Nathan, who’s all kinds of hot, Jared only sees an arrogant, domineering bastard.

A disastrous case of mistaken identity throws Nathan and Jared together until the next full moon. Forced to spend the next twenty-eight days in close proximity, they can no longer ignore the powerful attraction between them. Passion ignites, and their relationship takes a turn neither of them wanted.

But when the full moon comes, everything might change again.

Title: Shift out of Luck
SeriesBear Bites Book 1
Author(s): Ruby Dixon
Length: 99 pages

Genre:   Romance / Paranormal / Bear Shifter /

Notes Because I like Ruby's writing.

Blurb: There are few things that are off limits to the were-bears of Pine Falls, but humans are one of them. Which is a real pain, because I’ve had it bad for curvy Adelaide Laurent ever since she sashayed into town. The fact that she’s forbidden fruit just makes my fantasies all the sweeter.

But when she signs up to go on a weekend camping trip with the town’s biggest player, it’s time for a bear to step in and claim his mate.

I don’t care if it breaks the rules. She’s mine, and it’s time she knew it.

Title: Touch Me Not
Author(s): Genna Donaghy
Length: 167 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Cowboys / BDSM / Alternate World /


Blurb: Soulmates, mind magic, and cowboys.

In an alternate universe, where gender is less important than how dominant a person is, Jake Alric is the odd man out. While other subs spend their days trying to find their one true mate, Jake goes out of his way to avoid dominants. He's seen the dark side of soul bonds, and all he wants is to be left alone to tend his small Montana cattle ranch in peace.

When an oil company starts buying up land all around town, Jake comes under increasing pressure to sell. A chance encounter brings him into contact with one of his potential mates, Henry Waterstone, son of the man trying to buy Jake’s ranch and a handsome dominant who pushes buttons Jake didn't know he had.

For the first time, Jake is tempted by the true pleasure of being a submissive. But as Jake and Henry grow closer, a new player in the oil company rises up and threatens to sever their fragile connection. Suddenly the person Jake was most afraid to find becomes the one he’s most terrified to lose.

** Note**: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content in a fictional BDSM universe. The book is approximately 50,000 words in length and features a happy ending.

Title: The Courage to Love
Series: Brothers In Arms
Author(s): Samantha Kane
Length: 200 pages

Genre:  Erotic Romance / Bisexual / Poly / Historical / MMF /

Notes Oi! I've been waiting for her to get her right back before I took a look at this series. She has and is re-releasing them all.

Blurb: Kate Collier is still recovering from a vicious rape and trying to make a success of her dress shop when Jason Randall and Anthony Richards return to London from the Continent, intent on winning her. She's known them for years, ever since they served with her late husband in the Peninsula against Napoleon. She'd been in love with them for almost that long. To discover they feel the same is a shock, but Kate isn't ready to turn her life back over to any man.

Jason and Tony prove hard to resist, however, especially when their close friendship blossoms into desire for each other as they make Kate's body burn with passion. The combination of their insatiable desire for her and their journey into a sexual relationship with one another is irresistible to Kate.

The past haunts them but, despite violence and censure directed at their menage, the three long for a life together and they will not be denied.

Title: Simon's Cat
Author(s): Lotus Oakes
Length: 36 k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fairy Tale / Fantasy /

Notes releases 11/16

Blurb: When Simon's father dies, he leaves his oldest brother the business, his middle brother the house, and Simon, the youngest, his beloved Pet, Cat.

While his brothers quarrel about what to do with the remains of their father's estate, all Simon wants is for his family to go back to the way it was. He's sure money will help. And clever Cat has an idea of how to get it.

Title: Neil
Series: Uncompromising 2
Author(s): Sybil Bartel
Length: 329 pages

Genre:   Romance / Contemporary / Motorcycle Club / 

Notes Says it can be read as a standalone. The first book in the series is Talon.

Blurb: Ex-Danish Military Special Forces, built like a legend, and uncompromising in every way--Neil Christensen didn't walk into my life. The Viking-sized warrior crashed it like a hurricane.
The moment he showed up at my strip club, my life fell apart. South Florida's most ruthless motorcycle gang, the cops, the Feds--they all want something I don't have, something the Viking took from me.

I thought I could run, but the motorcycle gang caught me. Now the only thing standing between me and an unmarked grave is a warrior I don't trust.

I'm not afraid to die, but I am terrified of weathering the storm. Because when a Viking decides to unleash his fury, no one is going to come out unscathed.

Warning: This book contains alpha heroes, offensive language, violence and sexual situations. Mature audiences only. 18+

NEIL is a full-length, standalone novel with an HEA.

Title: The Captain's Promise
Series: Adrift, 4
Author(s): TJ Land
Length: 61 pages
Publisher: Ninestar Publishing

Genre:   Erotic Romance / Poly / Sci-Fi / 


Blurb: Now that the crew of The Prayer have settled down on an uninhabited alien world, their captain intends for them to forge a new life for themselves. But Khurshed's plans are interrupted when the ship receives a distress call from a nearby planet. While most of his lovers are excited by the prospect of making contact with their new neighbors, First Officer Antoine argues that responding might endanger the crew. As it turns out, his fears are well placed…

Title: Buried Desire
SeriesSoulbonded 1
Author(s): AE Wasp
Length: 208 pages
PublisherKelpie Press (May 10, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Contemporary / New Adult? / 


Blurb: The vengeful ghost of a murdered girl stalks the innocent. A forbidden passion ignites in the dark. Secrets of the past that doom the present rise with the dead at Eden Lake. 

For Nikolai and Alexei, their camp counselor jobs were supposed to be a break from real life, a last deep breath of freedom before returning the arranged marriages waiting for them at home. But the peace of the summer is shattered when the ghost of a brutally murdered girl begins to kill.

As the boys struggle to put the spirit to rest before it kills again, they find it harder and harder to deny the passion burning between them.

But Alexei, gifted with the sight, has known since childhood that something dark hunts for Nikolai. Even the ghosts are warning him. Will their love save them or damn them?

The choice may not be theirs to make.

Title: The Key of Behlisheth
SeriesThe Sun Child Chronicles Book 1
Author(s): Lou Hoffmann
Length: 296 pages
PublisherHarmony Ink Press; 2 edition (September 11, 2014)

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


Blurb: On his way to meet a fate he'd rather avoid, homeless gay teen Lucky steps through a wizard's door and is caught up in a whirlwind quest and an ancient war. He tries to convince himself that his involvement with sword fights, magic, and interworld travel is a fluke, and that ice-breathing dragons and fire-breathing eagles don't really exist. But with each passing hour, he remembers more about who he is and where he's from, and with help, he begins to claim his power.

Lucky might someday rule a nation, but before he can do that, he must remember his true name, accept his destiny, and master his extraordinary abilities. Only then can he help to banish the evil that has invaded earth and find his way home—through a gateway to another world.

1st Edition published as Beyond the Wizard's Threshold by Marion Margaret Press, November 2010

Title: Vespers
SeriesHours of the Night Book 1
Author(s): Irene Preston, Liv Rancourt
Length: 295 pages

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Halloween /


Blurb: Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...

The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul.

Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...

The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.

Falling in love is hard at any age...

The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.

Vespers is a complete novel with no cliffhanger. It can be enjoyed as a standalone or read as the first book in the Hours of the Night series.

Title: Raven's Rest
Author(s): Stephen Osborne
Length: 199 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Michael Cook has left his abusive lover and settled in the small town of Banning, Illinois. Having nowhere else to go, he checks into the Raven’s Rest Inn and soon learns that the haunted reputation of the hotel is well deserved. Michael gets a job at a local café, where he meets Trey Ramsey. Though Michael has misgivings about starting up a new relationship, Trey seems to be the complete opposite of Michael’s controlling ex, so he decides to give Trey a chance.

Life at the Raven’s Rest becomes increasingly frightening when the ghost of Coleman Hollis appears in Michael’s room. Coleman seems to want something from Michael, and the mystery deepens when Michael discovers he’s the spitting image of Coleman’s lover from years ago. Together, Michael and Trey must discover why Coleman’s spirit is drawn to the Raven’s Rest—and to Michael.

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