Saturday, November 4, 2017

What's on the Reading Radar? #WishList #TBR

What am I doing? Obviously, forgetting the intro to today's Reading Radar...

Title: Blood Hound
Series: The Hound of Eden, 1
Author(s): James Osiris Baldwin
Length: 376 pages
Publisher: Gift Horse Productions; 2 edition (January 15, 2016)

Genre: Fantasy / Physics / Supernatural Thriller / Gay / Romance / 


Blurb: Alexi Sokolsky is a hunter. A mage and a hitman for the Russian Mafiya, he is a ruthless, fearless savant killer. He is also a chaste mystic who knows, deep down, that the world of organized crime is sick... and that he is sick for being a part of it.

Little does he know just how literal that sickness is. Because even a hunter has predators, and Alexi is about to meet them.

While hunting a kidnapped mobster, the key to New York City's lucrative cocaine trade, Alexi uncovers a deadly conspiracy to hold the world hostage with an ancient being of incredible magical power. Stalked by demons and rival hitmages, he must navigate a black magic minefield of treachery, murder and painful revelation in his pursuit of the truth – truth that forces him to make a decision that could change his life and the course of the world forever.

Set in the early 1990s, The Hound of Eden is an Occult Supernatural Thriller series in the tradition of Hellboy, Constantine and The Fifth Element. Action, horror, vivid romance and a powerful vein of real-world mysticism are driven by a complex cast of blue-collar mages, flesh-eating vampires, primordial shapeshifters, and sentient fruit from the trees of Eden.

Title: A Man's Sword
Series: (Gladiators Through Time Book 1)
Author(s): W. M. Kirkland
Length: 26 pages
Publisher: Charmed Chicken Media; 2 edition (June 18, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Time Travel / 



When Gabriel Woodweiss brought home an ancient sword to display as his latest antique treasure, he didn’t imagine that its original owner would show up in his basement to claim his property. One moment Marius was praying to his god to save him from servitude in the gladiator ring; the next he’s in a room where the only familiar object is his sword. The fact that a handsome man claims ownership of Marius’s beloved weapon—and knowledge of the strange and wonderful world in which he now finds himself—is proof to Marius’s mind that sometimes the gods do answer the faithful. Now Marius just has to convince Gabriel that keeping the sword is fair and just—as long as he keeps the man who comes with it.

Title: Cloaked in Shadow
Series: (The Dragori Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ben Alderson
Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing; 1 edition (December 18, 2017)

Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Romantic Elements / Gay / 

Notes: releases December 18th

Blurb: Romance. Magic. Lies.

For fans of elves, shapeshifters and elemental control.

Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart.

Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn’t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn't know what he is.

Zacriah joins forces with new friends and they soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between the three Elven continents. With war on the horizon, Zacriah must learn to use his latent power to fight and protect those he loves before they are destroyed.

Title: Saviors: Duty and Sacrifice, 1
Series: The God Jars Saga, 1
Author(s): Devon Vesper
Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Magelight Press (September 19, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy



Trust is more terrifying than any weapon.

Valis’ father wants to sacrifice him to the evil God, Qos. His uncle wants to use him as a magical battery and sex slave. All Valis wants is to live in peace, without fear of constant abuse. When he escapes his father’s sacrificial knife and runs away, he lands in the camp of his two saviors, Kerac and Darolen, holy Aesriphos warriors powerful enough to put his family in their place.

But trusting anyone could be fatal, and the warriors ask the impossible: to sell his father’s farmstead and abandon his old life to join their monastery.

They’re his only hope and when he learns to trust them, they’re the father figures he always wanted, but Valis isn’t sure he’s strong enough to put aside his fear and start over.

The M/M romance in God Jars is a very slow burn. The God Jars Saga contains explicit material including violence, abuse, and M/M sexual encounters, and is not advised for anyone under the age of 18.

Title: Queen Takes Knights
Series: (Their Vampire Queen Book 1)
Author(s): Joely Sue Burkhart
Length: 188 pages

Genre: Paranormal / Romance / Bisexual / MMF / Vampires / Mythology / 


Blurb: A lost virgin vampire queen. Two vampire knights sworn to protect her.

It’s about to get very hot… and bloody…

Ever since her mother was murdered by monsters five years ago, Shara Isador has been on the run. Alone, scared, and exhausted, she’s finally cornered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Out of hope with nowhere else to turn, she’s ready to end it all when two men come to her rescue.

They say she’s a lost queen descended from Isis, and they’re her Blood, vampire knights sworn to protect her. It all seems like a crazy nightmare, until the alpha offers his blood. Then she realizes she’s never wanted anything more. Except maybe his body… and his friend’s, too.

But they’re not the only ones searching for a lost queen. Shara must learn how to wield her new powers quickly and conquer her fears if she intends to keep them all alive.

Title: Against the Tomb Thing
Series: Kem and Kral, 1
Author(s): JF King
Length: 67 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Assassins / 


Blurb: Kem is a monk on a mission to rescue his brother.

Kral is a warrior on a mission to retrieve some meaningless scrolls for a fat purse of coins.

The two men cross paths and find out their mission is the same. But more than the king and the monastery want what both are after. Some want to stop them, some want to acquire those scrolls themselves.

Assassins and danger are everywhere. In the midst of the chaos, Kem struggles against his feelings for Kral, and the warrior seems determined to push him over the edge.

Title: Rebel Magic
Series: World Breaker Beginnings
Author(s): N. R. Hairston
Length: 68 pages
Publisher: Fire Ink Media, LLC (September 25, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Fantasy / 


Blurb: It was supposed to be a one-night stand.

There were supposed to be no strings attached.

When Clink agrees to use his power of astral projection to help a team that already consists of super speed, super strength, and empathy, rob the most secure building in Crimson, he figures the pay-out will be worth it.

Then he meets Glone, the team leader, who is six feet of distracting lean muscle and attitude. This man has a temper like a rattlesnake and a bite to match.

Although Clink tries to avoid his growing attraction, things finally come to a head one night, and they both give in to their passion.

The problem: Neither man believes in relationships. Yet the desire between them is strong, and with the heist not going as planned, Clink risks not only losing his freedom, but his heart as well.

Title: Bearly Midnight
Series: Midnight, Mississippi
Author(s): Kelex
Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (August 21, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Poly / 


Blurb: Colm McCreary has left his home in Bear Mountain and come to the shining paranormal city of Midnight, Mississippi. Bound in magic, only paranormal beings can see the portals that bring them inside the boundaries. Humans see nothing but a vast field and wood.

First on his agenda is a new job. With the help of fellow transplant, Eilam, Colm seeks a job on the King’s Guard. While in an audience with the king, he comes face to face with one member of his triad—a shifter named Theis. Theis isn’t prepared to accept that he has a mate. He’s worked too long and hard to rise to the ranks that he has to let something as stupid as lust get in the way.

But he can’t resist the ache his fated partner causes in him. He hopes one heated night of passion will make the desire fade. When it doesn’t, he only pushes Colm away.

Not long after, Colm meets the last member of their triad—a human. Refusing to let the human go, he illegally smuggles the man into the city. Little gets past the Midnight Security Team, and they quickly come face to face with a king’s guardsman tracking him down.

Theis is faced with another mate when he didn’t want the first. Will he choose Midnight over his mates?

Title: Bittersweet Candy Kisses
Author(s): Jordan Castillo Price, Sean Kennedy, Clare London
Length: 553 pages
Publisher: JCP Books LLC (February 7, 2017)

Genre: Anthology / Romance / Fantasy / 


Blurb: A storefront. You've never noticed it before. It's small, unassuming, and yet there's something about it that draws your eye. And the scent drifting out, dark and aromatic, so enticing. How could you have overlooked it? It must be new.

So why does Sweets to the Sweet look like it's been there for ages? And the pale man behind the counter...certainly you'd remember him.

Much like love, chocolate can be rich and heady, distractingly sensual, sweet and bitter. Just ask Chance. He’s been the catalyst of many a relationship over the years, though he himself scoffs at the notion of a happily ever after. But sometimes a mere hint of sweetness is all it takes.

Follow Sweets to the Sweet as it alights across the globe in twelve novelettes by Jordan Castillo Price, Sean Kennedy and Clare London.

Previously released individually as the Petit Morts series, now available together for the first time in this sweeping omnibus anthology.

Hue, Tint and Shade by Jordan Castillo Price
Yellow is as yellow does.

Moolah and Moonshine by Jordan Castillo Price
If you ever go to France, watch out for those ticklers.

Spanish Fly Guy by Jordan Castillo Price
A new twist on liquid courage.

Pretty Ugly by Jordan Castillo Price
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...usually.

One Less Stiff at the Funeral by Sean Kennedy
Chocolate makes everything better. Even a eulogy.

Wishink Well by Jordan Castillo Price
You can't get something for nothing.

Happily Neverafter by Jordan Castillo Price
All's well that ends well.

London Eye by Clare London
Give credit where credit is due.

Spirits and Second Chances by Sean Kennedy
The past can come back to haunt you.

Loose Change by Sean Kennedy
If there's one thing you can always count on, it's change.

Media Naranja (Other Half) by Clare London and Jordan Castillo Price

There's someone for everyone.

Immortal Coil by Jordan Castillo Price
Love is more than skin deep.

Title: Romancing the Werewolf
Series: A Supernatural Society Novella
Author(s): Gail Carriger
Length: 149 pages
Publisher: GAIL CARRIGER LLC; 1 edition (November 5, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Historical / Gay / Paranormal /

Notes: can this be read as a standalone?

Blurb: Werewolf in trouble...

Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after twenty years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Perhaps, in the process, he may even determine how to mend his own heart.

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a charming gay love story set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse. Featuring the long-awaited reunion between everyone’s favorite quietly capable Beta and the werewolf Alpha dandy who let him slip away. This sweet romance is full of unexpected babysitting, holiday decorations, and no small amount of pining.

Delicate Sensibilities?
Contains men who love other men and have waited decades to do so.

Wait, where does this one fit?
The Supernatural Society novellas stand alone and may be read in any order. But if you’re a stickler, this story chronologically follows Imprudence and ties specifically to events in Timeless. Look for surprise appearances from popular side characters and the occasional strategic application of italics.

Title: The Foxling Soldati
Series: (Soldati Hearts Book 2)
Author(s): Charlie Cochet
Length: 119 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 16, 2017)

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / 


Blurb: Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago. 

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.

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