Saturday, April 8, 2017

What's On The Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? Trying to catch up on writing. It's slow going and I'm getting frustrated. 

This week's wishlist!

Title: Any Given Sunday
Series(A Southern Scrimmage Companion Book 6)
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Length: 68k

Genre: Romance / Coming of Age / Gay / Contemporary / Sports / 


BlurbMind the gap.

Any Given Sunday is the story that takes place in the gaps of Six Ways from Sunday. Six Ways from Sunday was NEVER supposed to be part of a series. Six Ways from Sunday was written in five days and was supposed to be a standalone short story.

As the Scrimmage series evolved and the story grew I realized that I needed to know Bo and Dylan’s whole backstory.

Any Given Sunday started out as Sunday Schooled. It retells Bo and Dylan’s story from the day they met until the ending of Six Ways from Sunday. Including the flashback scenes from Sidelined and certain aspects of Bootleg Diva from Bo’s POV.

Any Given Sunday explores the time gaps in Six Ways from Sunday, in greater detail.

Any Given Sunday is a companion to the Scrimmage Series and can be read in any order.

Any Given Sunday is an original story, the scenes from Six Ways from Sunday are not repeated in this companion edition.

Certain details and characters from this expanded story will return in Blindsided.

Warning: Readers sensitive to the perceived cheating in the original two books should avoid.

Title: To Keep You Near
Series(Tales of the Tuath Dé Book 3)
Author(s): Tess Barnett
Length: 250 pages
PublisherHis Princely Delicates (April 7, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Gay / Fae / Witch / Urban Fantasy / 


BlurbNothing is ever easy. Just when Trent thought things were going well, an old debt of Ciaran's has reared its head. To settle it, the pair are forced to travel to Lochlann, a mystical forgotten island supposedly populated by a warlike and secretive race with a history with the Tuatha Dé Danann. With Noah and Julien along, the witch determined to keep his promise to his new friends, the group will face storms, monsters, political intrigue, and a greater enemy than any of them could have anticipated.

Title: Off Base
Series(Out of Uniform, 1)
Author(s): Annabeth Albert
Length: 304 pages

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Military / Gay / 

Notes: audio available


After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can't refuse.

Pike Reynolds knows there won't be a warm welcome in his new home. What can he say? He's an acquired taste. But he needs this chance to get his life together. Also, teasing the uptight SEAL will be hella fun. Still, Pike has to tread carefully; he's had his fill of tourists in the past, and he can't risk his heart on another, not even one as hot, as built—and, okay, yeah, as adorable—as Zack.

Living with Pike crumbles Zack's restraint and fuels his curiosity. He discovers how well they fit together in bed…in the shower…in the hallway… He needs Pike more than he could have imagined, yet he doesn't know how to be the man Pike deserves.

Title: Taken
Series: Many Lives, 1
Author(s): Laxmi Hairharan
Length: 292 pages
PublisherLotus and Sun (September 9, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal /


BlurbWhen a promise to save the city means risking your heart 

If I can get out of here alive, I'll never let myself fall victim to them again.

I am sworn to protect this city, but I'll do anything to save her.

Everything in solider-poet Jai Iyeroy's life has led up to his moment. Everyone is counting on him. And he plans to deliver. But when Aria West comes back into his life, he vows to protect her--even if it means breaking his vow to the city. Can Jai find a way to keep his promise while saving the only woman he's ever loved?

The Many Lives Universe
Set in a world of shifters, vampires and immortals, the Many Lives Series is an epic paranormal romance series that traces the origin and love stories of one woman's illegitimate descendants--all united by the power of her infamous sword.

Title: Primal Passion
Series: (Trinity Masters Book 2)
Author(s): Mari Carr, Lila Dubois
Length: 194 pages

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Paranormal / Fantasy / Bisexual / Poly


BlurbAn FBI agent. A billionaire CEO. A virgin scientist.

Deni Parker doesn’t have time for anything but her cutting-edge scientific work, and that’s how she likes it. She doesn’t have time for relationships. When she’s called to the altar—years ahead of what she expected—by the very intimidating, and far too handsome, Price Bennett, Deni’s more than a little unprepared.

Price didn’t join the Trinity Masters to play messenger. As CEO of a major security firm and heir to one of the largest fortunes in the world, he’s annoyed when the Grand Master orders him to transport the disorganized, virgin scientist to the ceremony to meet her partners. It’s only when they arrive that Price realizes he isn’t a messenger—he’s been matched with Deni.

Gunner Wells has been in love with Deni for years, but he’s resisted giving in to his attraction. When he arrives at the Trinity Masters headquarters to be bound in marriage, he’s delighted to discover Deni is not only a member of the secret society, but one of his partners…along with billionaire playboy, Price.

Their strong personalities clash—in the bedroom and out of it—but Price and Gunner have to put aside their overprotectiveness, and Deni must put aside her pride, when someone tries to stop her research—with deadly methods.

Title: Red Hood - The Hunt
SeriesUrban Fairytales, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Schubach
Length5 hrs and 13 mins

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Lesbian / Paranormal / 


BlurbA third of the world's population are cursed to become werewolves on the full moon, and walled cities like Seattle protect the Clean Bloods. People like Detective Daria McQueen protect the gates of the city to stand against the packs of wolves, three nights a month.

When Daria discovers a breach in the wall while on her patrol, and saves a family from infection by three hungry wolves, Daria herself is saved by a wolf hunter she had believed to be nothing but an urban legend: the Red Hood, Maireni Damaschin. The mysterious woman in a red cloak seems to possess inhuman abilities.

Daria and Maireni find themselves caught in a tangled web of deception that goes back centuries, which could spell the end to Clean Bloods and throw the world into servitude.

Title: Coywolf
Series(Romance on the Go Book 0)
Author(s): Gale Stanley
Length: 53 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Shifter / Gay


BlurbIn a world where reproduction is the number one priority, a gay wolf shifter could never be an alpha. So Logan hides his secret from the pack and resigns himself to a life without love. 

Then one night, he finds his true mate and he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever.

Title: Relaunch Mission
Series: the Galactic Cold War
Author(s): Robyn Bachar
Length: 162 pages
Publisher: Carina Press

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / Sci-Fi / Action Adventure / Suspense / 

Notes: releases April 24th 

BlurbFirefly meets James Bond in this action-adventure romance set in an alternate future where the Cold War never ended…

Living mission to mission on the fringes of civilized space, Captain Lindana Nyota has managed to keep her crew paid and her ship in one piece. Barely. The privateer's life of stealing Soviet supplies for the Alliance is taking its toll on everyone. Down a crew member, she now has to take on a new intel officer and hope it's someone she can trust.

Lieutenant Gabriel Steele knew Lindy wasn't expecting him to walk out of the air lock and back into her life, but he didn't think he'd get his nose broken. As an intelligence agent for the Alliance, Gabriel has spent his career in deep cover, his sense of self crushed under layers of deceit—starting with the lies he had to tell Lindy years ago when he left her. A fresh start is all he wants, but the Alliance and his secret orders have already jeopardized that.

When an infamous pirate and friend of Lindy and her crew is reported alive and in possession of knowledge of a powerful Soviet weapon, finding her before the enemy does is paramount. But Gabriel can't do it without regaining Lindy's trust—and hopefully rekindling what he once sacrificed in the name of duty.

This book is approximately 50,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Title: Serpent's Kiss
Author(s): Layla Dorine
Length: 319 pages
PublisherEncompass Ink (April 5, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay / 


BlurbWhile searching for their missing sibling, Zaiden and his sister Kaandhal, come across the last pureblooded psy-clairvoyant of their kind. Unfortunately for them, the psy-clairvoyant Darian has no idea who he truly is and isn’t interested in learning, much less helping Zaiden and Kaandhal locate their missing brother, Zxex.A bounty hunter by trade, who’s been all but banished from his family due to his visions, Darian is a bit cynical about his ability to be of any assistance to them. Nevertheless, Zaiden brings him back to their home Rhumba, where Darian discovers that very little is what it seems.

With plots unfolding all around them and discoveries about his own heritage leaving Darian reeling, he is left with the choice of whether to embrace who and what he is, or spend every moment with them as a prisoner on the fringes of their society.

Add in a pesky little bond that only seems to grow the more time he and Zaiden spend together, and several factions looking to gain possession of him and Darian is left wondering if his visions just might be the least of his troubles.

Title: Royal Guardian
Series(Rise of the Symbionts Book 1)
Author(s): Jo Tannah
Length: 97 pages
PublishereXtasy Books (April 7, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Sci-Fi / Royalty /


BlurbKallen has been away for two years to further his education. En route to his home planet, Oryon, his starship is attacked by unknown brigands. All fear the death of the heir to the kingdom, as well as those of his accompanying loyal guardians.

With Bobik’s assistance, Lando Garr is the one man who can find and rescue Kallen. Not because he’s bound by duty as a Royal Guardian, but because the prince’s symbiont responds to no other but him. Both will stop at nothing to find Kallen. Losing him would mean Bobik’s death and Lando’s heartache.

Title: The Emperor for the Eclipse
Series: After Exile, 1
Author(s): Eris Adderly
Length: 452 pages

Genre: Dark Fantasy / Romance / Bisexual / Viking Mythos / 


BlurbHe was expendable. He was a sacrifice. He was the emperor.

Raothan Ga'ardahn wants to take his own life. Twelve years in exile have a way of beating a man down, and the shameful secrets of his past, no matter how far buried, weigh enough to keep him that way. The last thing standing between him and oblivion is a sign from the gods. That, and a unit of Imperial Guard trooping onto his farm one late summer's afternoon.

Across the continent, the Taunai heed the warnings of their dead: act to correct an unforeseen fracture in the Pattern of events, or face annihilation. Niquel, their bravest Questioner, accepts the challenge to descend into the dangerous lowlander capital for the good of her people. A journey alone away from her snowy mountain home awaits. Any worry about the strange man in her dreams will have to come later.

When the paths of the two outsiders cross on the steps of the imperial palace at Protreo, the fate of the empire shifts. One the Novamneans call 'exile', the other they call 'witch'. Neither will ever be the same.

Eris Adderly transports you to a complex world of ancient empires, impossible alliances, politics, and mystery. Fate and free will do a murderous dance across the page, and suspicious second chances forge enemies and lovers at every turn.

Note: After Exile is a dark romantic fantasy where the action does not fade to black. An Emperor for the Eclipse contains explicit descriptions of sexual acts, including both M/F and F/F couples, light BDSM, and more. For mature readers only.

Title: Forever Every Night
Series: Hyena Heat, 1
Author(s): R.E. Butler
Length: 184 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Sharing / MFMM / Shifters


BlurbAfter narrowly avoiding a personal disaster, she-wolf Alyssa Morgan can’t wait to leave her wolf pack and start her life over. Trying to rebuild her shattered self-esteem, she swears off relationships. When she accepts a job at Stone’s gym, working for three hunky were-hyena brothers, she discovers the hardest thing she ever had to do wasn’t leaving her pack, but keeping them at arm’s length.

Dante, Cairo, and Mason Stone have been unlucky in love. As were-hyenas, they need to share a mate, and they hadn’t found the right woman… until Alyssa walks through the door. But the sweet she-wolf is anything but interested in a relationship with them. Oppressed within her wolf pack, she doesn't see herself as worthy of their affection. When her life is threatened and they almost lose her, they decide it's time to convince her that she is their mate and they are perfect for each other.

This story contains one she-wolf trying to find herself, three overprotective were-hyenas with love on their minds, m/f/m/m interaction, neck biting, and symbolic tattoos.

Title: Demon Prince
Series: Paranormal Nobles, 2
Author(s): SJ Frost
Publisher: MLR Publshing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Demons / Vampires


BlurbA prince of demons and a prince of vampires are drawn together, but if they're going to live eternally together, they must overcome the challenges and enemies before them.

As a prince of demons, Sytri's existence has been for one thing, power. He's gained that in the demon realm, but his pursuit of it cost him something far greater...something he didn't realize the value of until it was gone. When he first met vampire prince, Basil Warrick, in an instant he saw--and desired--to have once again all that he'd lost; friendship,

Basil has lived for more than three hundred years, and quietly carries the scars left by the vampire who turned him. Connecting with others has never been easy for him, but Sy's sensual charm is more than he can resist. He knows Sy's history of betrayal, and the demon is exactly what he shouldn't want in his life, and yet, Sy is /all/he wants.

The return of an old enemy of Basil's brings painful memories and danger to him, and a new enemy of Sy's threatens to take away what he's gaining in his life. If their lives are to be eternally bound, the two princes must overcome the threats and challenges before them.

Title: The Darkest Flame
Series(Roadmap to Your Heart Book 1)
Author(s): Christina Lee
Length: 242 pages

Genre: Romance / Motorcycle Club / Contemporary / Gay /


BlurbFrom the author of There You Stand, a new male/male romance about an errant motorcycle recruit and the captivating bartender who sends his wheels spinning down an all too tempting road. 
Vaughn O’Keefe has been part owner of the Hog’s Den for years. Privy to plenty of Disciples of the Road business, he’s never been more ruffled as when a new recruit named “Smoke” walks through the door. 

Something about the man gets his blood pumping, but he knows to keep his preferences under wraps around the club.

“Smoke” Callahan has done a couple of rehab stints and is finally clean, thanks to help from the Disciples. He’s on the right path and isn’t about to get sidetracked, no matter how much the guy who manages the bar gets beneath his skin. Besides, his last relationship with a man left him scared, alone, and with a nightmare of an addiction.

When the Hog’s Den becomes shorthanded, and Smoke is ordered to help out the one man he can’t have, his longing for the bartender reaches blistering proportions. Vaughn figures a night together should be enough to satisfy their mutual attraction. But neither banks on just how scorching hot it might be.

As Smoke’s past unravels and the one person he hopes never to lay eyes on again messes with all he holds sacred, it’s time to involve the Disciples. Problem is, he’ll have to risk his membership, his heart, and his own hide to keep everyone he cares about safe.

Title: The Hidden House
Series: Shadow Avenue, 1
Author(s): Viv Dubois
Length: 328 pages

Genre: Romance / Young Adult / Fantasy / Paranormal / 


BlurbLionel Hartley, a boy living alone and on the cusp of high school graduation, always knew there was something strange about the street he lived on. It didn’t show up on maps, the air was colder, the birds were silent, and he was almost certain that most of the houses were empty. It was a peaceful place to live until a chance encounter on a cold autumn evening shook his very understanding of what was real.

In the middle of the night, Lionel wakes to see a mysterious red-eyed figure lurking at his 2nd floor window. Soon after, the animal sacrifices begin to appear on his doorstep. And then he bumps into the pale-skinned young man from across the street, Morden Noir, who never seems to eat and claims that he can’t be exposed to sunlight.

This was only the beginning. As matters escalate and become increasingly dangerous, Lionel’s moral integrity gets pushed to the limits as he’s forced to confront his own demons. Are these events coincidence? Or is there some deeper, more sinister conspiracy at work?

With his world turned upside down, Lionel must decide if he wants to risk becoming a part of this darker mystery, or if he needs to escape it. And soon.

((This is a YA horror-fantasy with a male/male romance subplot.))

Title: Pete and the Werewolf
Author(s): Cassandra Pierce
Length: 17k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay / Fairy Tale /

Notes: releases April 18 

BlurbFinding himself at loose ends in life, Pete Maddock returns to the seaside town of Hope Harbor to look after his ailing grandfather, Elliot. He finds work at the Riptide Café, a gathering place for fishermen and sailors from various parts of the world and with wild, but entertaining stories to tell. 

One day, a new guy arrives in town: Vladimir Bereshenko. He's sexy, intriguing, and best of all, interested in Pete. The only problem is that Vladimir clearly is keeping secrets. When a series of strange wolf attacks begin to plague the town, Pete wonders exactly how deadly those secrets might be.

Title: Whispering Gods
Series(Lacuna Chronicles Book 3)
Author(s): AM Dailey
Length: 284 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / 


BlurbBefore the descent of the Ezri and the brutal reign of the Terah, the independent governments of Earth banded together to launch six colonial ships in an effort to safeguard the future of humanity. Five ships were successful in their mission to colonize and populate five Earth-like sister planets. One ship vanished without a trace. 

On Vesta, Caden and his traveling companions uncovered navigation coordinates which led to the missing sixth colony of Earth... where they were greeted with an ominous message, turn back.

But there can be no turning back. With Earth on a path towards destruction, and her sister planets unwilling to come to her aid, there is no other way but forward. Now they must press deeper into the unknown and stop at nothing in their search for a lost hope; the abandoned Ezri world of Lacuna.

Title: Child of Night and Day
Series: Champions of the Gods, 4
Author(s): Andrew Q. Gordon
Length: 587 pages
Publisher: DSPP

Genre:  Romantic Elements / High Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery / 

Notes: releases April 11th

BlurbFarrell’s excitement at finding his legendary ancestor Kel is tempered by the knowledge it signals the beginning of the end of the war. As he and Kel race to recover the last two Gifts of the Gods, Meglar is not quiet. Fighting erupts around the world, and new allies reveal their hand. To complicate matters, Arritisa has refused Farrell’s request for Her Gift.

Searching for answers, Farrell travels to Bowient, home to Falcron’s main temple. While there, Farrell uncovers a plot to destroy the temple and the city. The attack fails, but Farrell kills Neldin’s priestess in the fight. The death of His priestess prompts Neldin to visit Farrell. Despite Farrell’s rejection, Neldin shows Farrell that he is more like his father than he’d like to admit.

Shaken by Neldin’s visit, Farrell doubts himself and his abilities. In an attempt to prove loyalty to the Six and deny Neldin, Farrell secretly embarks on a risky mission he can’t win. Kel rushes to find Farrell, but it might be too late. The seeds Neldin planted have found fertile ground. Even if Kel saves Farrell, can even a legend stop a god from claiming the son of Meglar for His cause?

Title: Beloved Vampire
Series: Vampire Queen, 4
Author(s): Joey W. Hill
Length: 461 pages
PublisherBerkley (June 15, 2009)

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires /


BlurbEscaping the depraved servitude of a vampire master she killed, Jessica has found her way, with three nomadic guides, to the sun-baked desolation of the Sahara-only to slowly perish. Then she hears the tale of Farida, an enigmatic beauty lost as well to the Sahara three centuries ago, whose ancient desire for the legendary vampire Lord Mason is stirring the same desires in Jessica. But the more Jessica's fatal curiosity reveals of Farida, the closer she gets to Lord Mason's irresistible and forbidden secret.

Title: Finding Finn
Series(Wolf's Mate Book 1)
Author(s): Kiki Burrelli
Length: 149 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Mpreg / Gay /


BlurbFinn thinks he's not worthy of love. Luke thinks he's destined to be a lone wolf. But once they find each other, their lives will never be the same.

Fresh out of the institution after a failed suicide attempt, Finn's ready to crawl back up and reclaim life. He'll stick to his plan, take the tests, kiss all the butts and get back into grad school. That’s all he thinks about until he meets his new roommate the older, intimidating Luke.

Kicked out of his pack for being gay, alpha wolf Luke sees no way out of the solitary life he leads. That is, until he sees Finn, bent over the kitchen island, and the need to claim him, take him, becomes too much to bear. He'll do whatever it takes to bring Finn out of his shell and convince him they're mates.

But Luke’s alpha essence begins to change Finn in ways he never could have imagined. While the possibility of starting a family fills him with pride, the fear of the unknown, of what it could do to Finn, fills him with dread.

One thing Luke knows for sure--there is no going back, not after finding Finn.

Title: Claimed Beauty
Series: The Cubi, 2
Author(s): Meraki P. Lyhne
Length: 245 pages

Genre: Dark Romance ? / Poly / Paranormal / Fantasy / Erotic


BlurbDaniel was an Untouchable destined to be trained as a companion to a high-ranking Cubus. A red-eyed Incubus screwed all that up at a dinner party, and Daniel is now a confused Changeling with a libido far exceeding anything he could ever have dreamed off.

Seldon failed in keeping the Untouchable under his care safe, and he accidentally dosed the too young human. His worst fears came to pass when Daniel turned out to be a Changeling, and Seldon now has to face the Cubi justice for turning someone so young.

Luckily, Seldon has a powerful friend at his side—one who also has an eye for the young beauty.

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