Sunday, April 30, 2017

Checking In #amwriting #standalone #SumeriasSons

I thought I would check in because I didn't put together my usual "What's on the Reading Radar" Saturday post. I've been buried with world building on a standalone for Sumeria's Sons. (Those who love the series will be happy about that after they read Releasing Chaos-which isn't out yet. Sorry. No news on that yet.)

If you've followed me on social media or even here on the blog, you know that I have struggled the last few months. I'm still working on Bespoken but the going is very slow. (Snail's pace.) Additionally, I needed to finish a book I gave a verbal commitment on for a collaboration series (Lucky Charm - Have Human Will Travel). I stalled on that a few weeks back. Then I switched over to Salvaging Toby's Heart which I planned on expanding, but again... stalled. Nothing seemed to be working for me.

Last year when I finished Releasing Chaos I knew that I would need to write another book in that world to give a certain character a HEA. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do with them but nothing concrete until two weeks ago when a plot came to me. And then the idea took off like a shot. You have NO IDEA how relieved I was to have some enthusiasm about a writing project. I talked and talked and talked until I'm sure my husband wanted to get out the duct tape and then I talked some more. I couldn't shut up and it was a wonderful feeling.

I even drew up a map which I'll end up commissioning once I make sure all the place names are firm. 

Then yesterday I finished with the world building and I'm pretty sure the plot is solid. 

Today, I'm going to start writing the story...

I'm really nervous because the last three projects have come to a standstill. Last night I didn't do myself any favors though. I needed a refresher on the end of Releasing Chaos and while reading I had this moment of, "Holy Shit This Really Stinks." And I started editing only to remind myself that it was out in the professional editing world somewhere (with the editor going, "wow this stinks," too.). So I'm saving my self-disgust for when it is returned to me. It's probably why I only slept for five hours. I woke up still thinking over the stinky manuscript.

But today I'm going to try to ignore what I saw last night and start on the standalone. Wish me luck. I'll probably going to need it.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

What's On The Reading Radar: Menage Edition #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? I wish I could say. I'm working on a super-secret project and I'm dying to talk about it but I can't. Anything I say will give spoilers away, so I'm only talking to the husband. I'm sure he wishes I'd shut up already. :)

For the reading side, I've had a heck of a time finding fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi in LGBT. I reverted to some of my old favorite authors like Patricia Briggs who have new books out since I last read them. I've also been sampling lots of new to me authors and I've just had a hard time connecting to any story. I went through something like this last fall when I read all of five books from August to the end of October. I don't know what's up but that doesn't mean I won't keep looking. 

Because I'm not finding a lot in the MM that is catching my eye, I do have a full menage folder. So I'll post those today. The poly romances will include all gender and sexual identities as well as pairings from MFM, MMM, MMF, FFM, and sometimes more. It's all good in my book. :) I put off doing this post because I was submerged in the secret project and loathed to do anything else all week. So there are only half the number I usually put up. Enjoy!

TitleHers to Captivate 
Series(Verdantia Book 5)
Author(s): Patricia A. Knight
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Troll River Publication; 1 edition (November 14, 2015)

Genre: Romance / Sci-fi / Former Sex Slave / Miliatry / Bisexual / Poly / Romantic Suspense / Some BDSM content / 

Notes: I've posted a couple of the books from this series. It is a mix of MF and MMF. Each book follows a different people with political intrigue and action/adventure.

BlurbFreed after years as a sex slave, only a unique man could capture Angelica’s heart.

She never anticipated finding two.

Captain of the starship VNV Revertar, Magellan DeLan is immediately attracted to his priority passenger, the lovely, intelligent Doctor Angelica Giverny. Mage plans a careful pursuit of the petite beauty when they arrive in port, but landfall brings the unexpected.

Face-to-face with a man he once worshipped, Mage yearns to say yes when Tristan DeHelios blatantly declares his dishonorable intentions, but Mage doesn't trust his heart to withstand the fallout. This man's rejection had devastated him years before.

For Angelica, having Tristan DeHelios as her bodyguard is enticing. When he pursues her, too, her emotions seethe and tangle. How can she chose between the honorable and gorgeous starship captain and a rogue whose carnal dominance challenges and provokes her at every turn?

If the alien assassins stalking Angelica succeed, her answer will be moot.

Title: Talking in Code
Author(s): Ariel Tachna
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Sounds Angsty / Military / Hurt-Comfort / 


Blurb: Some things crumble under pressure. Others are tempered by it instead. For three former soldiers, a tragedy might be the catalyst that binds them together—stronger than ever.

Richard Horn and Timothy Davenport met in the SEALs twenty years ago and have been lovers ever since. Now running their own paramilitary organization, Strike Force Omega, they work in the shadows to protect their country and its people. When Tim falls for Eric Newton, a deadly sniper and strategist on their team, Richard accepts that Tim’s heart is big enough for two men. He respects, admires, and even desires Eric enough to accept him into their relationship—and their bed—but he’s never been fully a part of what Eric and Tim share.

Then Eric is captured by terrorists and Tim is gravely injured in an op gone wrong, bringing Richard’s world crashing down around his ears. Even if he gets his men out alive, Eric must face the aftermath of months of physical and psychological torture—and without Tim to lean on, Eric’s PTSD is tearing him apart. Richard has to figure out the third leg of their triangle fast, or Tim won’t have a life to come back to.

Title: Take What You Want
Series: The Rock Gods, 2
Author(s): Ann Lister
Length: 456 pages
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing Group (October 26, 2013)
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Rock & Roll / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: With the exception of this book, the series is M/M and seems to be well liked. 

Blurb: Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.

Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new material for his band, only to meet the handsome estate manager, Chase, and his gorgeous fiancée, Danni, living in the guest house on his property. Alex's hope of solitude is soon forgotten when he discovers Chase has a repressed bi-sexual side that is aching to surface and Alex is more than happy to help him explore it.

What neither Alex or Chase expects is the emotional power of their chemistry expanding to involve the three of them when Danni becomes entangled in their passion. Alex believes he has finally found his perfect menage relationship with Chase and Danni.

Sometimes two isn't enough and it takes three to complete the union of a fulfilled love. But, will their new relationship be strong enough to survive when real life wants to punish them for their unconventional love? And, can they be confident in the strength of their love to take the 'happily ever after' they can only give each other?

Title: Hers to Command
Series(Cyborg Sizzle Book 8)
Author(s): Cynthia Sax
Length: 197 pages

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Poly / Bisexual / BBW / Genetic Manipulation / 

Notes: I've read and enjoyed the first couple books of this series. Even though each book focus's on a new people there are returning characters and an overarching plot line. So these can't be read as standalones.

Blurb: Three Battered Hearts. One Perfect Love

Ace and Thrasher share a special bond. They’ve never acknowledged that connection and have never fully acted on it. The Humanoid Alliance kill cyborg males like them, deeming the warriors to be defective. Now that Ace and Thrasher have escaped, they don’t trust the cyborg council and their brethren to react any differently. Physical love is too risky for them to consider.

Until they meet her.

Carys is the Commander of a Rebel Battle Station. She has dedicated her lifespan to seeking vengeance against the Humanoid Alliance and the cyborgs who killed her daughter. On her battle station, she makes the rules, and if she wants to kiss, touch, and pleasure two mysterious warriors, she will. Nothing, not even enemy warships and a mass cyborg rebellion, can stop her.

In the midst of a war, enemies can become lovers and loyalties can change in a moment. Can a forbidden relationship between two cautious cyborgs and one unbending human Commander survive?

Hers To Command is Book 8 in the Cyborg Sizzle series.
Due to the number of returning characters in this story, you’ll enjoy Hers To Command more if you’ve read the other stories first.

Title: Reginald Bones 3
Author(s): Lucian Bane
Length: 270 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Dark Paranormal / Unusual Poly / Action-Adventure / Suspense-Thriller /

Notes: From what I understand this is a trilogy about a man possessed (which may or may not be a mental illness) and the woman they fall in love with. It's what I would consider dark urban fantasy. It's trippy.

Blurb: What happens when your boyfriend loves you but his split personality hates you? 

For a while, it seemed like Winter, Bones and Reginald might be able to strike a balance with their strange relationship. But having sex with Reginald while Bones pretended not to be there is harder than they imagined--especially for Bones who is inadvertently developing chemistry every time his other personality makes love to her.

But when that chemistry gets out of hand, Reginald--who Bones considers his brother-- suddenly disappears, leaving Bones devastated and hating Winter for causing it.

Enter the X Factor--
With Reginald missing, the imbalance in Bones' mind takes yet another turn, allowing X out to play--the part of him who knows things about Bones that even Bones doesn't.

Stuck in Bones subconscious, X is only able to live when Bones sleeps. But X has too much revenge to "Execute" and not enough time in his 4 hour window to work. But with Reginald gone, X finds he has more power, and strikes a deal with Pretty Winter.

Wanting only to fix what she broke and put Reggie and Bones back together, Winter agrees, even if she has to play the whore to do it. But that'll damn well change when Bones figures out two things--that he's falling for Winter-- and that X exists.

Title: Claimed by the Kings
Author(s): Loki Renard
Length: 115 pages
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications (December 1, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Historical / Menage / MFM / Spanking / 


Blurb: After her homeland is conquered by two powerful kings, eighteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth of Ammerdale finds herself taken captive in her own castle. Rather than fight over her, the two rulers decide to form an alliance and claim Elizabeth as their shared bride, but they quickly discover that the beautiful maiden will need to be tamed.

Though they have little else in common, the sophisticated Milo Lionheart and the fierce warrior Ragnar are united by their willingness to strip Elizabeth bare and spank her soundly as often as necessary to teach her obedience. Despite her blushing protests, the stern dominance of her handsome husbands arouses the young princess deeply, and soon she is begging for more as their masterful lovemaking brings her to one shattering climax after another.

Not everyone in Ammerdale is happy with the match, however, and when a treacherous foe seeks to seize the throne for himself it puts the growing bond between Elizabeth, Milo, and Ragnar to the test. Will the two kings stand together to protect their realm and their woman?

Title: Intense Pleasure
Series(Bound Hearts)
Author(s): Lora Leigh
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 3, 2017)

Genre: Erotic Romance / Contemporary / Twin Brothers / Menage / Bodyguards / Suspense /

Notes: This series can be read as a standalone.

Blurb: The brand new, never-before-published novel in #1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh's deliciously sexy Bound Hearts series, where one woman must accept--or reject--the love of a lifetime.


Her name is Summer, as beautiful and occasionally fierce as her name suggests. Her past has just come back to haunt her, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust. Her longtime confidantes Falcone and Raeg seem to have Summer’s best interests at heart. . .but it’s clear that their desire for her still burns between them. Can they find a way to keep Summer safe—or will a bitter rivalry stand in their way?

Falcone and Raeg need to work together, now more than ever, if they intend to protect Summer from an old enemy who knows her dangerous secret. When Summer’s identity as a sweet, Southern socialite gets out, the two men must find a way to draw out the ruthless assassin on her trail. . .and keep their illicit romance with her under wraps. But some passions are so intense they can’t remain hidden. What are Falcone and Raeg willing to risk for the woman they both crave like no other, in Intense Pleasure, the next Bound Hearts novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh.

Title: The King's Harem
Series: Tales of Tavamba, 1
Author(s): Megan Derr
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Bisexual / Gay / Poly / Royalty / 

Notes: This is the only series by Derr that I haven't read... shocker. I have all of them. :)

Blurb: The country of Tavamara is renowned for its famous Market, its decadent wines, the harsh climate in which it manages to flourish. It is also well known for the harems kept by the royal family. King Shahjahan's harem is especially infamous, for his concubines are comprised of an unusual, many say dangerous, assortment...

This volume also contains three additional stories.

The Jewel of Tavamara
Fahima has always been the lesser sister: younger, plainer, too smart and independent. Then her sister commits the ultimate taboo, putting their lives in danger. In order to save her family, Fahima must take her place, though she is painfully aware Shahjahan will never see her as more than a paltry substitute...

Knight to Rook
Displaced by war, Rook makes a home in the Desert where his cousin Cordelia has become Princess. A famous, highly-regarded strategist back home, in the Desert he is regarded as useless and held in contempt for his inability to fight. Adrift and alone, he can only watch and wait for a chance to prove he belongs amongst the Sons of the Sands.

Everything You Need
Though he left the Desert years ago and is set to become the next Advisor to the King of Tavamara, Ikram spends most of his days feeling out of place, living a life of civility and calm that is nothing like the Desert he left behind. Eager to get away from the palace for a time, he braves the famous Market...

Title: The Dark Princes
Series: The Ravager Chronicles, 2
Author(s): Sara Page
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Dirty Nothings Publishing (February 1, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Menage / MFM / 

Notes: The first book in this series is MF ans these two volumes are connected. I've started it and about half way through.  It's told in 1st person present tense.

Blurb: I'm alive.

I survived the wilds of that remote planet I crashed into, and I've been trying to get to know my new alien lover before I return home and introduce him to my father. Yeah, so not looking forward to that introduction but at least I'm not knocked up... yet.

Everything is going great until we intercept a transmission from my home planet. Apparently my jerk of a stepbrother has been telling everyone I'm dead, and they believe it. There's been a funeral for me and everything.

So now it's a race home to prove to everyone I'm still alive and breathing before they pass on my crown and title to the next girl in the line of succession.

And if that's not enough on my plate, another alien has decided to step forward and he's claiming I'm his, like we're fated or something. Ha! And I don't even like the guy, seriously can not even stand him.

And you'd think my current alien lover would be mad... But no, he insists on bringing the other alien guy along because he's convinced I need the extra protection.

One Ravager? I think I can handle it.

But two sexy red-eyed purple space demons? Two might prove to be too much for this princess...

Title: Scorching Desire
Series: Trinity Masters, 3
Author(s): Mari Carr, Lila Dubois
Length: 264 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Poly / Bisexual? / 

Notes: There are 8 books in this trinity series.

Blurb: A reformed spy. A respectable lawyer. A renowned playboy.

When Damon Corso is blackmailed it’s not just his career that’s in jeopardy, but the existence of the Trinity Masters–America’s oldest and most powerful secret society. He and fellow member Marco Polin, a world famous playboy musician, enjoy sharing women, a secret that until now they’ve kept quiet.

Tasha Kasharin, the reformed spy sent to help them, knows this is more than simple blackmail. Marco and Damon’s lives are in danger. She ignores her increasingly vivid fantasies about being part of a trinity with them until their investigation is interrupted by the Grand Master, who calls them to the altar and binds them in a ménage marriage.

The men must trust their futures to the unexpectedly innocent woman who’s now their wife, while dealing with the change in their own relationship, and the complicated feelings that come with it. Blackmail escalates to violence, and they’ll have to trust and accept one another if they’re going to survive.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Matching a WereAnimal with an Assassin

Cape Buffalo
What am I doing? 

Funny thing, that. I was working on the world building details for Salvaging Toby's Heart since I wanted to expand it and possibly rewrite some sections. Once I finished with the details and sat down to write... I got nothing. I was quite disappointed but on the upside, when I am ready to dive into that story I don't have any leg work to catch up on.

So I looked at what else I had available. There are a slew of stories that are waiting for me and nothing held my attention. I quit the day early and proceeded to thumb through books, attempting to read. Again, nothing held my interest and I was beginning to wonder if I was a bit burned out. Perhaps I pushed to write too soon after Molly's passing and I'm back to square one of being emotionally burned out.

Gila Monster
Tuesday night, I was disgruntled with a book I was listening to (forced seduction makes me crazy) and I was just going to give up and go to bed when I had a thought, which lead to another thought (surprising, right? LOL) The ideas were about a super-secret project that I wanted to write but didn't have a good plot for my special character. 

Honey Badger

Happily, Wednesday was a better day. I'm still world building on the super-secret project and thinking through issues with the plot but it's better than being uninterested in anything, you know? I'm hoping that this will segue into me writing the story but I'm not going to fall into a hole if it doesn't. I'll just pick another storyline and start world building again.

Until then, I have a question for the super-secret project I'm working on. I asked in my FaceBook Group for ideas for a beast. If a shifter lost their inner animal and had the chance to get a new animal/beast what are some ideas. There were two stipulations, 1) It needs to be non-mainstream, unusual and deadly. No wolf/cat/bear. 2) Something that would pair perfectly with an assassin.

I've listed here the suggestions as well as attached some pictures of the animals/beasts that are being considered. They are all awesome. I'm itching to find uses for all of them but I have to pick only one from so many great choices. :)

1. Spider - I'm not going to post a picture of a spider. Too many people have a phobia or have issues with these little guys. Honestly, as wereanimal for an assassin I think a spider would be awesome. What better way to make the bad guy/gal piss their pants, you know? Even though I've thought of a way to work such a creature in perfectly, I think that there being a werespider would chase off more readers than draw them in, so Mr. Spider has been placed to the side.

Silverback Gorilla
2. Least Weasel and Mongoose, I think I'm going to have these two as domesticated animals in this fantasy world that doesn't have cats and dogs. 

3. Alligator, Falcon, Owl, Unicorn, Kangaroo, Rhino, Cassowary, Cape Buffalo, Gila Monster, Poison Dart Frog are creatures that I am setting off to the side for now. They are all deadly (I'm actually afraid of Kangaroos) but they would have a hard time fitting into this fantasy world I'm creating or it would be hard to write them in a light that would cause other characters to tremble.

Komodo Dragon
5. Tasmanian Tiger - This is one I can't used because I based many of Dargon's (The Valespian Pact) characteristics on the animal.

4. Silverback Gorilla - Strong, deadly, intimidating, beautiful. This one is among those I'm considering.

5. Hyena, Jackal, Wolverine, Tasmanian Devil, and Honey Badger are all different kinds of predators and are still being considered. The draw is that they are in many ways familiar, being furred and four-legged, but they also have a range of differences that would add to any story they are used in.

6. One suggestion was for an Eagle and my mind immediately went to a Roc. It is a mythological bird of prey. In the 13th century, Marco Polo was quoted as saying "It was for all the world like an eagle, but one indeed of enormous size; so big in fact that its quills were twelve paces long and thick in proportion. And it is so strong that it will seize an elephant in its talons and carry him high into the air and drop him so that he is smashed to pieces; having so killed him, the bird swoops down on him and eats him at leisure."

7. Kutabe - a Japanese guardian whose image is depicted on protective amulets. The appearance is "bovine or monstrous felid creature with nine eyes and six horns, arranged in sets of three and two on both its flanks and its man-like face. It is also commonly depicted as having the body of a lion and eight eyes, known for having a horn or multiple horns on their heads." The number of eyes varies but the Kutabe is intelligent, well read, and understands human speech.

8. A Chupacabra is considered a folklore in parts of the Americans. It's rumored to have a habit of attacking livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. It's reportedly the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Myth or not, this is a fearsome creature and just the depiction alone would made some characters tremble. :)

9. Manticore is another Persian myth, similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a lion, a human head with multiple rows of sharp teeth, and the tail of a scorpion that shoots venomous spines. Some stories adds wings or horns, sometimes both. With this one, there would be a little more room to play if I wanted to add features onto the manticore and customize it's abilities. Being able to tailor the final creature is a big draw.

10. The Questing Beast. I know the bare minimum about King Arthur legends. That story was so popular when I was growing up that everywhere I turned it was there. I
Questing Beast
ended up avoiding the story like the plague. I would have overlooked the suggestion by the husband because I thought he made up the name, Questing Beast. Last night he brought it up and filled me in on the lore. The beast came from the medieval understanding about tales of giraffes, which is fascinating, but oddly the depiction of the Questing Beast is quite ferocious. Since there is little known about it, I could twist its lore or add some of my own which would be awesome.

11. Lanomia is something that I could definitely roll with. It is a highly venomous caterpillar. I could give this creature greater size and speed but there is an additional thing to consider. My shifter could have two shifted forms. This one where he could run on the ground, huge and unstoppable or in the second mothlike form where he could fly. That second form could be deadly as well but also beautiful and alluring.

12. Pabilsag is a Babylonian man-beast where he is both a creature and a god. His constellation is Sagittarius. He has the tail and multicolored legs of a scorpion, his lower body is that of a bull, and from the waist up he is a man. He's like a centaur, but not. Again, there isn't much on his background and what he's capable of or if he had any weaknesses. It would be interesting to insert something like him into the story so I'm still holding onto him.

13. Hellhound - I came up with this one this morning. This is either an evil creature or simply misunderstood. They are found in mythologies around the world. They are associated to death in many ways. From it's stare to guardian of the land of the dead to hunting lost souls there are a variety of aspects to choose from. It is also associated with fire so may have magical abilities.

14. Kelpie - This is a creature that can be beautiful but deadly. I'm not sure about the water aspect, though it is something that comes to play in the story. The downside is this creature does have a set of rules that I'd need to follow, hence my worry about the water. I'm on the fence about this one and it was my own suggestion!! LOL!

15. Basilisk - There were numerous suggestions for different snakes. Black Mombas, Boomslang, Feathered Serpent, and a variety of other snakes ended up on the list. I added the basilisk because in Greek tradition/mythology it is reputed to be the king of all serpents. It has a crown-shaped crest, has poisonous breath and a killing stare. Some say that it leaves behind a venom trail. In myth, these creatures can either be humongous or only a foot long, with or without four legs.

And that is all of them. It's a hard list to choose from. What do you think? Which creature/beast would you choose to be a shifter?

Before I leave, if you want to follow this secret project, here's the Pinterest board I'm building for it. :-D

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Fierce by Rob Rosen #giveaway

Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Rob Rosen author of Fierce!

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

What were you like at school?

Outgoing and creative.

Were you good at English?

Ironically, I have a BS in Biology. Still, in high school, I got all A’s in English.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Literary world domination!

Which writers inspire you?

Felice Picano, Christopher Bram, and Michael Cunningham.

So, what have you written?

My novels: Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, Midlife Crisis, and Fierce.

My short stories have been featured in more than 200 anthologies.

I am also the editor of the anthologies Lust in Time, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015, Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 and Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included)

All websites that sell books sell my works. Or you can find them here:

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Here, I’ll let him tell you:

Hello, I’m Fierce. I was raised by wolves. I have super powers—like, seriously, super. I mean, I can’t leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but I can see farther, run faster, and smell and hear better than anyone else on planet. FYI, I adore being super. I live to do good things for humanity. Also FYI, I love the press, love being on the news, love being, you know, revered. Third FYI, yes, superhero, at least in my case, equates to superego. Oh well. In any case, like I said, I’m a superhero and proud of it. Still, when I landed this job, I thought I’d save some lives, put the bad guys behind bars, and make the streets a little safer. But life, I was quick to find out, even superhero life, isn’t so black and white. I mean, to do good, I sometimes have to do bad. To put the criminal away, I might have to hurt people, even innocent people. Plus, what if I have to kill the bad guy? What if I have to put someone I know in jail? What if my powers are actually meant do evil things? Tack on trying to protect the world and my family at the same time, all while going to college, leaving home for the first time, trying to find love as I try and find myself, and you can see why my life is so utterly grey these days. FYI—last one, promise—I’d sure like a little black or white again. Just saying.

What are you working on at the minute?

My 13th novel, Easy.

What’s it about?

It’s a mystery wrapped in a dark romantic comedy.

What genre are your books?

All my books are romantic comedies, but all are in different genres. I’ve written about werewolves, vampires, zombies, superheroes, everyday people, and lots and lots of drag queens.

What draws you to this genre?

I like to laugh and I enjoy making other people laugh.

When did you decide to become a writer?

The minute I bought my fist computer, I started to write. That was 17 years ago. I haven’t stopped since!

Why do you write?

I couldn’t not write just like I couldn’t not breathe! Over-dramatic, but true.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

I have a 9 to 5 job. Writing is my 5 to 9 job. Still, I’d say full-time, seeing as I’ve been at it for so long now.

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

Laptop. I mean, longhand? No friggin’ way!

Where do the your ideas come from?

My twisted brain.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I go with the flow. The outline is in my head. I rarely keep to it.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Writing is easy. Writing is pure bliss. Marketing is no fun at all. Apart from this interview, that is.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Including editing, six months, tops.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

Put your story down for a day, then come back to it. Your brain usually figures out the problem without your help. Works for me every time.

How are you publishing this book and why?

Through JMS Books. They rock! Check them out!

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

If you love writing, then write. It’s a tough business, but the art of creating is worth all the bullshit.

How can readers discover more about you and you work? Please visit me at my website,

Title: Fierce
Author: Rob Rosen
Release Date: March 25th 2017
Genre: MM Romance, Comedy


Lucas has a typical life -- apart from being abandoned as a baby, raised by wolves, and having super powers. Still, inside, he feels like two people, both vying for control of himself. He's a superhero and a nerdy college freshman. He's both feral and tame. He wants to do good in the world and, at the same time, he wants to do nothing. And most of all, he wants to find his birth parents.

In this comedic tale of romance, mystery, and adventure, our hero is joined by his hunky boyfriend, his acerbic boss, an uptight college science professor, and his ex-boyfriend/once crime-fighting partner -- not to mention a whole pack of wolves -- to help foil his nemesis and uncover the secrets of his past to save his future.

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As a baby, I was raised by wolves in the mountainous wilds of Montana.

I have super powers. Like, seriously super.

I catch bad guys for a living. For free! Minus, of course, the well-merited and desperately sought-after publicity.

But, you ask, raised by wolves? Come on now, Fierce, really? Does that actually happen? Wolves eat babies, don’t they? I mean dingoes do— or so I’ve heard, a la one Miss Meryl Streep— so it stands to reason that wolves do, too. Though not these wolves. These were tame wolves. Well, tameish. They were zoo wolves, hand-raised by humans. Except, they escaped during a freak storm, back to the wilds from whence their ancestors came, never to be seen again.

I saw them right off the bat, though. Well, sawish. I mean, I was a baby at the time, my eyesight not what it is today— which is freakishly strong, by the way. And yes, toot, toot, my horn doth bloweth, yet again. Gabriel in the heavens up above turns green with envy at my tooting abilities. Oh, and in case you hadn’t already surmised it, superhero, at least in my case, equates to super ego. Freud missed out big time on the likes of yours truly.

But I digress. Back to the wolves.

Best I could figure it— seeing as, again, I was just a baby at the time— the initial wolf pack consisted of ten wolves that once inhabited a small zoo on the outskirts of Billings, Montana. One fateful day, a tornado hit. A big one. Huge even! Dorothy would’ve shit her panties it was so friggin’ massive. Anyway, from what I’ve read, the storm struck quite suddenly, too suddenly for the folks at the zoo to be able to corral all the animals beforehand, so, when the fencing to the wolves’ enclosure twisted and uprooted, out they sped. The zoo figured they died in the storm, except, well, duh, they didn’t. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be hearing this account right now, right? Then help! would’ve been lost to the cosmos. A truly sad thought, I know.

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About the Author

Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, which was the winner of the 2016 TRR Readers' Choice Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy as well as a 2016 Rainbow Awards Finalist for Best Gay Romantic Comedy, Midlife Crisis, and Fierce. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

What is on the Reading Radar? #wishlist #TBR

What am I doing? Well, earlier this week I realized I'd mentally stalled out on Lucky Charm. So instead of trashing 30k, I took some sage advice from my Facebook Group and didn't set it on fire. :) It has been put aside for the time being. 

In the meantime, I've picked up Salvaging Toby's Heart which needs to be edited and expanded before I make plans to put it back out in the market place. (Oi! reading through some of these paragraphs are killing me. My writing had changed/grown in the last couple of years and I can see it.*cringe*) But first, I have to put down notes and structure on this world because when I wrote Toby, it was completely pantsed. I had a couple of pages of "world building" and the only useful page upon completion of the story was the list of characters. So this week has been me reading through the ms and picking out the world details/terms and putting more structure to the world building. Since I'm expanding areas of the book, I'm going to set it up material that will support Max and Wolfe's stories that will come later. 

As for my reading wishlist... there are a huge majority of MM contemporary romances being released. Not that I don't read contemporary, just not as much as I do fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi. My poly folder is pretty full so I might have to post a couple of poly only Reading Radar posts this month to see if I can gain more MM Romance for the wishlist. But for today, here is the mixture of what I have from MM to FF to MF to poly to non-romantic. :)

Title: Second Time Charm
Series(shifters and partners Book 13)
Author(s): Hollis Shiloh
Length: 180 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alternate World / Shifters / Gay / 



I've wanted to work with a wolf partner for as long as I can remember. This is my third — and final — chance of being chosen by one.

You know what they say. Be careful what you wish for.

I had no idea wolves could be as broken as my new partner is. He has an intense phobia of dogs, his attitude reeks, he barely knows how to take care of himself, and doesn't care about much of anything — except having lots of sex.

That's the best thing about our partnership, the sex. But sometimes I wonder if it's worth it. I don't know how to fix this. He's difficult, annoying, handsome as hell...and I don't want to give him up.

My dream come true is starting to feel like a nightmare. But the one he's living turns out to be far worse.

Title: Puss In Prada
Author(s): Marie Jacquelyn
Length: 16k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fairy Tales / / Gay / Urban Fantasy /

Notes: releases April 19

BlurbStill struggling with his recent breakup, Alexander runs headlong—literally—into a witch who leaves him far less than human. Now a wise-cracking cat with a taste for expensive clothes, he is forced to live with the ex he can't get over and help the man find someone who will finally make him happy.

Title: Sound of Us
SeriesUs #2
Author(s): AM Arthur

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Mild BDSM / Poly / MMM / 

Notes: releases April 21


Jake Bowden didn’t expect to be settling into a strong, loving relationship with another guy at only twenty-three years old—never mind with two. His chemistry with Cris is as strong as ever, while things with Charles are more like a simmer than a heavy boil. Charles says he’s perfectly content to go at Jake’s pace, but Jake isn’t sure slow is what he wants anymore. And when Jake wants something, he isn’t shy about going after it.

Cris Sable is head-over-heels in love with the two men in his life, and he’s vowed to do everything he can to protect the fragile, three-way relationship they’re cultivating—even if it means lying about his past. A dark past that resurfaces in an unexpected way and forces Cris to make the difficult choice between shielding Jake and Charles from it, or trusting them enough to help him face it head-on.

Charles Greenwood had forgotten what it felt like to be loved, until a feisty go-go boy and an ex-porn star fell into his bed, and then stole his heart away. He loves both men equally, but differently, slowly stoking the fire of the chemistry he shares with Jake, while passionately pursuing Cris—both in and out of bed. Their lives are entwining in the very best way…until Cris starts to pull away, distancing himself from the loving support of their triad. And after Cris disappears one night on a drunken bender, Charles vows to do whatever it takes to prove to Cris that he can trust them with anything—mind, body and spirit.

Three separate hearts will finally beat as one.

Note: This is the continuation of an m/m/m romance begun in Here For Us and is best read in order to fully enjoy the character and story development. The book also contains mild BDSM elements, including spanking.

Title: Rock the Viper
Author(s): Sammie J.
Length: 198 pages
PublisherSammie J; 2 edition (January 28, 2014)

Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Rock n Roll / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: there is a cliffhanger warning but the sequel has already been released. RE-EDITED August 2015 by Michele Gwynn

BlurbWith one touch can three people entwine their lives? 

A night out for Peppa turns her world upside down and she finds herself in the middle of a growing attraction between two men. One being the man she has disliked for years and the other being a sexy drummer in an up and coming Rock Band called Viper. 

Noah’s the owner of Devil Records and loves his life, he can have any woman he wants, and then with one touch everything changes.
Juan is different, and so are his band-mates. He wanted fame and fortune but what he didn’t expect was to find two people that would come to mean more to him then he could imagine. 

With Peppa's ex-boyfriend, who can't let go, and a roommate that is out to cause nothing but trouble. Can the growing love between her, Noah and Juan bring them together or will secrets and lies rip everything apart? 

WARNING...Ends with a cliff hanger, Contains M/F/M and M/M loving. The story is told from three different POV's. Written in British English. Graphic descriptions, sexual situations and strong language. 18+ advised.

Title: Gladiator
Series: Galactic Gladiator, 1
Author(s): Anna Hackett
Length: 174 pages

Genre: Romance / Scifi Alien / Female Space Marine / Alpha Male / Displace Royalty /


BlurbFighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim...

When Earth space marine Harper Adams finds herself abducted by alien slavers off a space station, her life turns into a battle for survival. Dumped into an arena on a desert planet on the outer rim, she finds herself face to face with a big, tattooed alien gladiator...the champion of the Kor Magna Arena.

A former prince abandoned to the arena as a teen, Raiden Tiago has long ago earned his freedom. Now he rules the arena, but he doesn't fight for the glory, but instead for his own dark purpose--revenge against the Thraxian aliens who destroyed his planet. Then his existence is rocked by one small, fierce female fighter from an unknown planet called Earth.

Harper is determined to find a way home, but when she spots her best friend in the arena--a slave of the evil Thraxian aliens--she'll do anything to save her friend...even join forces with the tough, alpha male who sets her body on fire. But as Harper and Raiden step foot onto the blood-soaked sands of the arena, Harper worries that Raiden has his own dangerous agenda...

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a fierce space marine and a gritty, alpha male gladiator). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!

Title: Wytch & Prinze
Author(s): Kassandra Lea
Length: 10k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Fairy Tales / / Gay / Urban Fantasy /

Notes: releases April 19

BlurbMedium Jacob Wytch lives in the forest with his fluffy dog Gruff and his ghostly fairy godmother Amelie. When he gets a call from his friend Renwick Prinze, he panics. Jacob has been pining for Renwick longer than he cares to admit. Instead of admitting, however, he listens to Amelie and begins to sabotage Renwick's beds in hopes of inviting his dashing friend to sleep with him.

Title: Barbed Wire Cowboy
Author(s): Renee Stevens
Length: 362 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Ranch Foremans / Feud / Former Friends / Gay /


BlurbAfter having been kicked off the family ranch by his father, Marc Poulson has made a new home for himself as the foreman of the Double R Ranch. His fellow ranch hands are his family, but he’s still not complete without Casey Morgan, his counterpart at the neighboring Del Rio Ranch. In the middle of a feud with his one-time best friend, Marc struggles to understand why Casey would rather take a swing at him than talk to him. He wants to put the past behind them and rebuild what they once had and make their relationship stronger than ever, but Casey is having none of it.

Casey has his own demons to deal with, and Marc serves as a reminder to things he’d rather forget. Casey can’t see beyond the past and continues to make mistakes that put both him and Marc in harms way. After one close call too many, Casey must decide whether his past is more important than his future, or if he can live with Marc walking out of his life—possibly forever.

Title: Moonshadow
SeriesMoonshadow, 1
Author(s): Thea Harrison
Length: 335 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Witches & Wizards / Sidhe / United Kingdom /



From bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the first in an explosive new trilogy set in the Elder Races world….
Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.

When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.

Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.

As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.

Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…

Title: Her Dangerous Mistake
Author(s)Erin M. Leaf
Length: 148 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Paranomral / Shifters / Dragons / 

Notes: because it's Erin M. Leaf

BlurbMoira is on the run—her apartment has been trashed, her bank account hacked, and someone is stalking her. Only one man is dangerous enough to keep her safe … that is, if she can convince him to help her. Neil Deven used to be her father’s best friend until betrayal turned him violent. Neil disappeared, and finding him might be the biggest mistake of her life, but Moira won’t survive alone.

Neil remembers Moira as a sweet little girl caught in the middle of her father’s criminal life. The gorgeous woman who shows up at his door is anything but a child, but he’s already got problems. Dragon shifters are a dying race with no way to change form, yet Neil’s powers keep growing. And Moira stirs long lost instincts—he can’t deny her need. He must protect the woman who will be his mate, or die trying.

Title: The Tainted Crown
Series(Books of Caledan 1)
Author(s): Meg Cowley
Length: 343 pages
PublisherJolly Creative Atelier; 3 edition (February 27, 2017)

Genre: Non-romantic / High Fantasy / Epic Fantasy / Royalty / Assassination / Magic /



What is the price of kingship?

The kingdom of Caledan is thrown into turmoil by the queen’s murder. Her heir, Soren, flees with a price on his head after being framed for the killing by his uncle Zaki, who seizes the legendary throne of the Dragon Kings and rules with an iron fist to crush dissent. However, suspicion is rife following Zaki’s ill-omened coronation and a crime ill-fitting the beloved Prince Soren.

Now a fugitive roaming the wild, Soren has lost everything. He tries to reconcile his grief and determine how he can reclaim his throne when fate has left him with just one old man, but the odds are greatly against him. If no-one follows him, or believes his innocence, is he worthy to rule?

Across the kingdom, Soren’s cousin Eve takes matters into her own hands and journeys to the ethereal Eldarkind on his behalf, however this reveals her own inescapable fate. As she comes to terms with the gift and the curse of magic, Eve risks her life to help Soren.
Before the fragile peace shatters, can Soren reclaim the throne - and should he?

Title: Dragon's Melody
Series: Immortal Dragons
Author(s): Ophelia Bell
Length: 451 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragons / Poly / Bisexual / 


Blurb“You make it sound so formal,” she said. “Like I won’t actually be your sex slave.”

It was just a simple job transfer interview, but it was far from simple.

After the most mind-blowing ‘interview’ of Melody’s life, she signs a contract with a gorgeous man named Skye, who she believes isn't really human. Neither is his assistant. The sweet, blond Garen is every bit as enticing as his boss. He's even more inhumanly gorgeous and just as hungry for what Melody has to offer.

And she's supposed to work for these two?

Within the first week, everything goes south when she finds herself falling for both elusive men and their otherworldly charms. In spite of the unconventionally intimate ‘position’ she now holds, Melody never considered the possibility of love. She rejected romance for most of her life, because love was her enemy. Love left her mother wanting and left Melody nothing but loneliness for two decades.

The realization that she has to choose between two men she loves beyond all understanding sends her running scared. She refuses to choose, but the only other option is to lose them both and risk even worse heartbreak. Will she follow her heart or lose it all?

Garen and Skye follow, too consumed by love to do anything but compromise for Melody's sake. They forsake their own complicated romance in Melody’s favor, believing only one of them can have her, but she is the one who is burdened with the final choice.

Once in their embrace, she makes her choice—the choice Fate intended all along.

Author's Note: This is a complete, full-length novel with no cliffhanger. It is an extra-steamy yet beautiful story of how love can grow between three people intent on denying their own desires. Swords may cross (i.e. M/M shenanigans), so read at your own risk. Adults only, please.

Title: Power Play
Series: Dragon Elite, 1
Author(s): AJ Marcus
PublishereXtasy Books Inc. (March 26, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifters / Dragons / Gay / 



Naga Industries wasn't Calvin's first choice of a place to intern. It wasn't even his tenth. But when every other internship spot is taken, he finds himself at the mercy of Draeke Lindwurm and he's way over his head. 

Draeke doesn't want an intern, but his go-to man is threatening to revolt if he doesn't get them both some help. Calvin is everything Draeke doesn't like in men. He's too young, too average, never on time, doesn't dress well, and worst of all Calvin is human which makes things complicated between them when he becomes a pawn in a power play with the world’s dragon elite.

Title: Broken Pieces
SeriesBroken Pieces, 1
Author(s): Riley Hart
Length11 hrs and 3 mins

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Poly / Angsty? / Drama? /

Notes: I've been looking at the for some time. I enjoy poly romances and the majority of them are contemporary. From what I've heard is that this is an angsty cry buckets series, so I'm hesitant to dip my toe but still, I've heard such great things about this.

BlurbCan three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He's sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He's seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He'll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn't be more different and yet, as their lives intersect, they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.

Told in three parts and spanning over 10 years, Broken Pieces is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places - with each other.

Title: Eye of Her Storm
Series: Daly Connection (Daly Way Book 8)
Author(s): Brynn Paulin
PublisherResplendence Publishing, LLC (April 11, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Cowboys / Sharing / Menage / 

Notes: I've read several of these (4-5) and they can be standalones. This series isn't only menage romances but also have consensual sharing. This one might only be a menage but I put the sharing up there because of what I've read in the other books.

BlurbThe future is never a guarantee...

It’s been four years since River Szuzman moved to Daly. Four years since she met Seth Danielson and Tai Cauldwell. Four years that she’s been afraid to give in and just say yes.
Now, it’s too late.

When River’s entire future is about to change, there are only two people she wants to hold her, help her, and get her through the storm. But will they want her now?

Seth and Tai believe in destiny and they knew River was theirs the day she set foot in Daly. They’ve been biding their time, wooing her and waiting. When she comes to them with her news late one night, their hopes for the future are shattered. But it changes none of their determination.

River is theirs, together they will weather the storm, and they will hold her to the very end.

NOTE: This book is part of the Daly Way Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone book with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.

Title: Vampire Mistress
Series: Vampire Queen, 5
Author(s): Joey W. Hill
Length: 400 pages
PublisherBerkley (May 4, 2010)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual / Enemies to Lovers / 

Notes: The blurbs for this series sucks but the books are good. 

BlurbJoey W. Hill returns to the dark and seductive landscape of her Vampire Queen novels as a desperate woman named Anwyn finds herself trapped between the desires of two men, each with his own mission of the night: vampire hunter Gideon Green and vampire Daegan Rei. But when Anwyn is attacked by a rogue bloodsucker, Gideon and Daegan must become allies in order to save the woman they both love.

Title: Ancient Ruins
Series(Ancient Dreams Book 1)
Author(s): Benjamin Medrano
Length: 387 pages

Genre: Romance / High Fantasy / Elves / Lesbian /


BlurbSistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

Title: Trouble
Series(Twirled World Ink Book 2)
Author(s): JM Dabney
Length: 147 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Gay


BlurbWelcome to Twirled World Ink where the crazies run the asylum.

Model perfect Jimmy “Trouble” Carver had never heard the word no. Tattooed, sexy and the quintessential bad boy Trouble had men falling over themselves to get to him. What people didn’t know about him was he was self-conscious even if life was easy for him. He’d started out as an apprentice at Twirled World Ink after college and never looked back. Trouble was exactly where he wanted to be, although there was one speed bump, his crush refused to go out on a date.

Brody Vaughn worked in a dead-end job, barely making it from paycheck to paycheck. He didn’t have much time for anyone other than his five-year-old daughter Mina and besides he’d never quite found a place in this world he fit. Chunky and average, that's how he felt, except for when Trouble came into the grocery store where he worked. The flirty, gorgeous man asked him out every week with a sexy smile, but Brody had to refuse. It wasn’t as if he wanted to say no, it was just how could he date a man Brody knew he had no business trying to keep.

The Crazies of Twirled World Ink excel at one thing, matchmaking, and they are determined their resident bad boy would get his man. They just had to make sure that neither Trouble or Brody screwed up their plan.

Author's Note: Although this is part of a series each book is a standalone and every book deals with a separate couple.

Title: She-Wolf and Cub
Author(s): Lilith Saintcrow
Length: 308 pages
PublisherFireside Fiction Company (March 28, 2017)

Genre: Non-Romantic / Fantasy / Dystopia? / Sci-Fi / Cyborg / 


BlurbEver since they gave her a new cyborg body and a steady stream of murderous work, she’s known the rules. Keep your head down, do your job, don’t get involved.

Then they sent her to assassinate a child.

Instead, she took him out of the City and into the Waste. Of course they’ll be coming for her, and for the strange, quiet, thirsty boy she’s rescued. Because he’s not just a child — he’s a profitable experiment. Bounty hunters. Fellow cyborgs. Cannibals. Monsters. They're all after him. All she has on her side is an almost-invulnerable body, a lifetime’s worth of stubbornness, and the willingness to kill whoever she has to.

It’s going to have to be enough.

Title: A Plague of Giants
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Length: 640 pages
PublisherDel Rey (October 17, 2017)

Genre: Non-Romantic / Fantasy / 

Notes: The Iron Druid rocked, so I'm looking forward to this new series. But it releases 10/17/2017... I'll probably wait for it to come out on audio.

BlurbIn the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world . . . one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom’s only hope? The discovery of a form of magic that will call the world’s wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind.

Title: The Silver Knight
Author(s): Kate Cotoner
Length: 49 pages

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Magic / Knight / Gay / 


Blurb:  As the Prince Bishop’s chief summoner, Sufyan is accustomed to dealing with dangerous men. When he hears tales of a wild blood-fiend and the solitary silver knight who does battle with the monster each year, Sufyan decides there’s more to the situation than meets the eye. Suspecting trickery, he investigates the haunted church and meets the silver knight, Everard de Montparnasse.

Everard has been battling the blood-fiend for years. He’s startled when Sufyan offers to help, and together the two men manage to drive back the horrifying monster for one night. But Everard knows the blood-fiend will strike again. He doesn’t want to lose Sufyan, but the secret Everard is hiding could mean the death of them both.

Title: Maximus
Author(s): TS Mckinney, Elizabeth Tatum
Length: 149 pages
PublisherDark Hollows Press, LLC (April 20, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Best Friends / Bisexual / Poly / 

Notes: the blurb sounds familiar so I might've posted this before or looked at it several times trying to decide if I wanted to read it or not.

BlurbThree best friends.
Two lovers.
One death.

Maximus hadn’t grown up surrounded with any love in his life, but he didn’t allow that to stop him from falling madly in love…with two people. Morgan and Samantha were already in love with one another, so he forced himself to be content with his role as best friend and protector to both of them. It wasn’t a difficult task. Morgan was carefree, full of life, and suffered from a serious case of hero-worship where Maximus was concerned; Samantha was a delicious mix of sweet and sassy and could easily put both men in their place.

Maximus swore friendship would be enough …had to be enough because he would never do anything that would destroy the love Morgan and Samantha felt for one another. But when tragedy strikes and takes Morgan away, will he step up and confess his feelings to Samantha? Can Samantha ever love Maximus the way she loved Morgan? And what happens when they find out Morgan isn't really dead after all?

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