Saturday, October 21, 2017

What is on the Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? Working on Bespoken (that is going to a theme for the next several weeks.) I worked a little bit on Constant and have gotten nowhere on the next Valespian Pact flash fiction. For the last part, I will probably change the MC of the flash fiction from Ariafella to Axis. Let's see if that frees up my mind.

I have a couple of books on my reading wish list...

Title: Bomosexual
Author(s): Daryl Banner
Length: 668 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Friends to Lovers /

Note: So I read this yesterday and really liked it. It's sweet and funny with low angst. I would definitely reread it. It made me happy.

Blurb: Stefan Baker, my former best friend and bro, is straight, gorgeous, and cocky as hell. And he's about to ruin my life.

With his backwards cap, lopsided grin, and ripped bod gifted from the gods, he struts around town like he owns it.

But I won’t let him own me, no matter how hot he's gotten over the past eight years since he went off to become a pro baseball player in the major leagues - and since we had our brutal falling out and everything fell apart.

When a hard night lands him at my front doorstep - desperately in need of a place to stay - I get one look into those fierce blue eyes of his ... and realize our story is far from over.

My former "bro" and I are about to define a whole new term for the steamy, beautiful mess that's destined to happen between the two of us.

* This is a stand-alone, angsty, slow-burn M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating.

Title: The Stone
Series: (Lockstone Book 1)
Author(s): Seb L. Carter
Length: 485 pages

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: A stone holds an ancient secret—and the key to present-day terror.

A murder-suicide was only the beginning.

Seven years ago, Liam’s father picked up a gun, killed his family then himself. Liam was left behind to carry the burden and the guilt.

Now Liam only wants to finish college and live a normal life. But when he is handed a stone, a stone that appears plain, he is catapulted into an unknown world of mystery and magic…

…and mayhem.

A CIA agent finds himself a part of something with more secrets than the government he works for.

Patrick possesses a psychic ability to find people. Coerced to find Liam, their first meeting reawakens an ancient connection. Together, they find themselves in the midst of a culling, the destruction of a secret society formed millennia ago.

Destiny unites a group of strangers to face an antediluvian evil that has the world as its prize.

The Stone is a 142,000-word paranormal, urban fantasy adventure that involves a secret agent, a law man, and a gay guy who becomes a hero.

This novel features an LGBT relationship with a low-heat romantic subplot.

Title: Off the Beaten Path
Author(s): Cari Z.
Length: 202 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / 


Blurb: When Ward Johannsen’s little girl Ava shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Ward burned every bridge he had discovering her location, and then almost froze to death in the Colorado mountains tracking her new pack down. And that’s just the beginning of his struggle.

Henry Dormer is an alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier who failed his last mission. He returns home, hoping for some time to recuperate and help settle the pack’s newest member, a little pup named Ava who can’t shift back to her human form. Instead he meets Ward, who refuses to leave his daughter without a fight. The two men are as different as night and day, but their respect for each other strikes a spark of mutual interest that quickly grows into a flame. They might find something special together—love, passion, and even a family—if they can survive trigger-happy pack guardians, violent werewolf politics, and meddling government agencies that are just as likely to get their alpha soldiers killed as bring them home safely.

Title: Ante Up
Author(s): Kim Fielding
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / 

Note: releases Nov 15th

Blurb: Love is a high-stakes game.

A century and a half ago, Ante Novak died on a Croatian battlefield—and rose three days later as a vampire. Now he haunts Las Vegas, stealing blood and money from drunken gamblers and staying on the fringe of the powerful vampire organization known as the Shadows. His existence feels empty and meaningless until he meets beautiful Peter Gehrardi, who can influence others with his thoughts.

An attraction flares instantly, bringing a semblance of life to Ante’s dead heart. But the Shadows want Peter too, and they’re willing to kill to get him. As Ante and Peter flee, they learn more about themselves and each other, and they discover that the world is a stranger place than either of them imagined. With enemies at their heels and old mistakes coming back to exact a price, how can Ante and Peter find sanctuary?

Title: Apocalypse Alley
Author(s): Don Allmon
Length: 182 pages
Publisher: Riptide

Genre: Romance / Gay / Dystopia / 

Note: Whoops! Not out until Feb 2018

Blurb: Home from a six-month assignment to war-torn East Asia, genetically engineered supersoldier Noah "Comet" Wu just wants to kick back, share a beer, and talk shit with his best friend, JT. But JT's home has been shot up like a war zone, and his friend has gone missing.

Comet's only lead is a smart-mouthed criminal he finds amid the mess. His name's Buzz Howdy. He's a con man and a hacker and deserves to be in jail. Or in handcuffs, at least. The only thing the two have in common is JT. Unless you count the steamy glances they're sneaking at one another. They have those in common too. But that just makes Comet all the more wary.

Despite their mutual distrust, they'll have to work together to rescue JT before a cyborg assassin gets to him first. Racing down a miserable stretch of road called Apocalypse Alley, they must dodge radioactive spiders, a lonely cannibal, and a killer Buick. They also try to dodge each other. That last bit doesn't work out so well.

Title: Dream
Series: Aisling Trilogy, 2
Author(s): Carole Cummings
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: DSPP Publications

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: Aisling Trilogy: Book Two

To reveal the intricate machinations threatening them, two men must learn to trust each other. But how can they, when their hearts and minds—their realities—are subject to manipulation?

When he set out to escort the prisoner Wilfred Calder back to Putnam, Constable Dallin Brayden didn’t anticipate the political betrayal and malicious magic threatening their lives at every turn. To his surprise, he slips into the role of protector—and it’s more than duty compelling him to ensure Wil’s safety as they’re haunted by strange dreams. But does Wil dare put himself in the hands of a man he believes wants him dead?

Wil’s past weighs heavily on him, tainting his perceptions as he struggles his way through a tangle of lies. With both will and magic as his weapons, he fights desperately for survival—and his soul. For the Aisling is coveted by more than the Guild and the Brethren; ancient gods and soul-eating spirits also want what lives within him. His only chance might be Dallin and his goddess, the Mother, who Wil has been taught to despise above all others.

Title: Corambis
Series: (Doctrine Of Labyrinths Book 4)
Author(s): Sarah Monette
Length: 444 pages

Genre: Non-Romance / Gay MC / Fantasy

Note: So this series has become a personal quest of mine. It was on a GR list for best Fantasy with Gay MC. It's out of print and the publisher isn't offering any of them except this one on kindle (and the price! OMG) I even checked with my library and they only had the last two books in the series. So I've been searching second hand stores for them and finally purchased all four... So now, I have to read them since I went through all that to get them. LOL

Blurb: The spellbinding conclusion to the brilliant fantasy series by the author of The Mirador and Mélusine.

Exiled from Mélusine for the crime of heresy, the once powerful Cabaline wizard Felix Harrowgate and his half-brother Mildmay, former cat-burglar and assassin, journey to Corambis to face judgment from a ruling body of wizards. Corambis, however, is a land plagued by civil strife. Kay Brightmore, the Margrave of Rothmarlin, is part of an insurrection to restore the monarchy in the southern half of the country. In desperation, Kay and his rebels seek out the engine of Summerdown, an ancient magical device rumored to have terrible powers. Once the engine is awakened, only a powerful wizard can stop its awesome potential for destruction. Felix and Mildmay arrive just in time for their greatest challenge-and ultimate destiny...

Title: Guardian of Magic
Author(s): Dominique Frost
Length: 115 pages
Publisher: LooseId

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Magic / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: When a god falls in love with a mortal, the entire world begins to change.

Guardian of Magic is a passionate paranormal romance with a dash of magic.

Brady is a witch without a familiar, which means that he can’t get a witchery license to practice magic professionally. Just when he’s about to give up on his dream job, he finally does get a familiar, but the little black cat that chooses him is far more than it appears.

Brady’s ordinary-seeming familiar is in fact a god in disguise, an ancient guardian of magic named Malachai who has been watching Brady for a long time...and is determined to make Brady his.

When Malachai asks Brady to become his eternal companion, Brady must decide between the freedom of being a mortal or the burden of immortality. Will immortality be worth it for a love that will last forever?

Title: Dragon's Gift
Series: (The Dragon's Gift Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Jasmine Walt, May Sage
Length:  pages
Publisher: Dynamo Press (October 6, 2017)

Genre: Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance

Note: There's a story behind this purchase. WTF is Reverse Harem? I followed a conversation on FB last week and I still don't know what it is. Are the guys sex slaves? If they are tied to her against their will? (then it's not a romance.) Are all three or four intimate with each other and not just the female MC, making the romance equal among all parties? Is this just another way of saying menage because for some reason they don't want to have it labeled as menage or bisexual or poly? Posh! So I decided that I would find out what Reverse Harem meant and bought a couple of different titles, this being one of them.

Blurb: Three dragons. One woman. A reverse harem fantasy that will leave you breathless and begging for more...

Dareena Sellis is a nobody. The orphaned daughter of a no-name farmer, she toils away as a serving girl at Hallowdale Inn, her only marriage prospects either shipping off to war, or pawing at her skirts with their grubby, gnarled hands.

But fate takes a strange turn the day a dragon huntress comes to town. Suddenly, Dareena is swept off to Dragon’s Keep, trading in her raggedy dresses for silken gowns, her closet-sized room for feather pillows and spacious gardens, and her miserable suitor for three very handsome, very virile dragon princes.

For Dareena is not a nobody. She is the Dragon’s Gift—the one woman chosen by the gods every century to bear children for the future king of Dragonfell.

Despite her pre-ordained path, Dareena’s fate is far from certain. The crown has not given birth to more than one son in nearly a thousand years, and the line of succession is far from clear. Neither of the princes are willing to cede Dareena to the other, and yet she must choose. For the enemy is knocking on Dragonfell’s door, and Dareena’s decision could either mean the kingdom’s salvation…

…or annihilation.

Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of this scorching hot reverse harem romance. Scroll up and start reading today!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a TRUE reverse harem romance, NOT a love triangle. Expect to see danger, intrigue, hot sex, strong language, and fire-breathing dragons between the pages of this book. For 18+ readers. You have been warned!

Title: The Contestant
Series: The Contestant, 1
Author(s): Myra Song
Length: 139 pages
Publisher: Now and Wren Publishing (August 10, 2016)

Genre: Romance / Bisexual / MMF / Contemporary /

Note: This was not labeled as reverse harem but straight up MMF Romance. There are three books in this series.

Blurb: Mallory

I'm one girl. A girl who likes to pretend that she's someone else. Who likes to hide from a world who won't let her.

I'm one celebrity. I won a show by losing a bunch of weight. If I'd known the price of winning, I never would have played. Now my body, which has regained some of its former curves, is under a microscope. It feels like my identity is tied solely to the number on a scale.

It was one wrong number. I pretended to be someone I'm not and now? Now I'm in deep with two guys. Deep in lust and deep in trouble.

Jacob and Ares

We're two guys. Two fabulously rich, self-made friends.

We share a dark past. We share an apartment now, and a business we've put our backs and hearts into. We're going to share a future. When we see Mallory, with her vibrant red hair and delicious, curvy body, everything we have is at risk. Can we share a woman?

Two personalities. Jacob is a storm, dark and churning. He's a powderkeg, ready to blow. Ares is relaxed, golden like the summer sun. Cross him? He'll freeze you out. Two minds at odds, yet forever linked.

Three lives thrown together. Three mouths greedily seeking passion. Six hands that can't get enough. Twenty toes peeking out from covers. A hundred reasons why this is a bad idea.

Title: Covet
Author(s): Yolande Kleinn
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publisghin

Genre: Romance / Gay / Poly / Contemporary / 


Blurb: Jack Mason—graphic designer and unrepentant player—has never been interested in monogamy. He certainly isn’t looking for romance when he meets Professor Colin Sloan.

Newly single and not looking for anything serious, Colin is intrigued by Jack’s offer of a physical affair with no strings attached. Becoming friends wasn’t part of the plan, but as accidents go, this one’s pretty great.

Peter Mason is Jack’s identical twin. In a long-term relationship himself, Peter tells no one that he’s falling for his brother’s newest favorite, even as the secret creates tension with his girlfriend.

When Peter’s relationship falls apart, he seduces Colin, fully expecting Jack to forgive his transgression. But Jack is keeping secrets too—he hasn't told even Colin that he’s fallen in love. Suddenly the twins are feuding, and Colin is caught in the middle, blindsided by the revelation that he doesn’t want to choose between them.

Now all three must find a way to share, or they’ll tear each other apart.

Title: Angel Fever
Series: Of Heaven and Earth
Author(s): May Ridge
Length: 67 pages
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: Angels and priests share the running of the country and tensions are high between the two species. Malachi, a prodigy healer angel, has been searching his whole life to find his mother. He enlists the help of the orphanage priest, Tobias, who decides to help when none of Malachi's records even mention a mother, and it seems someone wants to keep her identity a secret...

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    1. Since I finished Bromosexual yesterday, I've been recommending it. REALLY enjoyed it. Great character voices. I'm working on the second one listed, The Stone. I'm also thinking about rereading Mate of Tyger. I should be going to the grocery store. :)