Saturday, January 27, 2018

What is on the Reading Radar? #TBR #wishlist

What am I doing? Constant rewrites continue and I've come up with a couple of scenes that I need to add. I thought Constant would be a breezy 35k to work through... It just might come out closer to 50k and I'm perfectly all right with that. 

I'm also working on Chapter Ten of Assassin's Retirement. A poly romance with this many love interests is daunting, mainly because I have never attempted to write one like it before. I was thinking over last weekend that it's going to take a long time for a romance to develop between Zane and the others, which means more than one book or a really huge plot. (*laughs at myself because do I write small plots?*)  The thought stumped me for a second. I'm by writing the blog story by the seat of my pants, and thinking about a second book just makes my mind go blank. No joke. (For me) Pantsing a story doesn't lend itself well to thinking further in the further than the next two or three chapters. So I keep my thoughts in the now with the blog story. 

In the meantime, what is on the wish list and TBR.

Title: Queen Takes Queen
Series: (Their Vampire Queen Book 3)
Author(s): Joely Sue Burkhart

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

Notes: Just give it to me right now. I've been waiting all month for this to come out. *grabby hands*

Blurb: The Triune's attention is a deadly thing to attract. The world's oldest and most powerful vampire queens devise a plan to ensure the fledgling Isador queen is eliminated before she can call enough Blood to protect her.

But Shara has already drawn formidable and famously powerful Blood to her side: Leviathan, king of the depths. Guillaume de Payne, the headless Templar knight. Wu Tien Xin, the silent invisible assassin. Nevarre, the Morrigan's own Shadow. And of course, her first two Blood, Alrik and Daire, inexperienced—but extremely powerful in their own right.

Though well fed on queen’s blood and well loved, six Blood are not enough to stand against the mighty Triune. Shara needs more.

She needs more Blood. She needs allies.

What she really needs is a queen of her own.

Title: The Isle of Eternal Happiness
Series: Landlocked Heart, 4
Author(s): Kay Berrisford
Length: 35k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Fantasy /

Notes: Jumped the gun on this a bit. It doesn't release until March but it can be pre-ordered.

Blurb: After several months of wedded life, Ben is feeling the pressure. Not only has he a job and marriage to worry about, he has to sustain Lyle's waning magical powers and see through the destiny of the Dragon Rider and save Lyle's merfolk family in their hour of need. 

Lyle's concerned that Ben is changing for the worse, acting secretively and strangely. With Ben rapidly developing powers of his own, Lyle suspects Ben is being corrupted by the sinister legacy of Prince Clewell, whose magic sword Ben has inherited. If not, their marriage is failing.

Ben tries to pacify Lyle by whisking him off on a belated honeymoon. But Ben's true purpose is to seek a hidden fairy sanctuary, "The Isle of Eternal Happiness," and to fulfil the Dragon Rider prophecy. He's even invited Lyle's dragon-shifting sister, Cully, to help him in Lyle's stead. Lyle finally snaps. Ben's mission might be a noble one, but magic is turning him into a monster. And Lyle is still a force to be reckoned, even with his health and powers deteriorating.

Title: Blackbird in the Reeds
Series: (The Rowan Harbor Cycle Book 1)
Author(s): Sam Burns
Length: 188 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Mystery /


Blurb: Devon Murphy has never believed that there were fairies at the bottom of the garden, but when he’s in an accident on his way to his grandmother’s house and comes face to face with the biggest, baddest wolf he’s ever seen, he’s forced to reconsider.

When his grandmother asks him to look into a string of suspicious accidents, he finds a much bigger mystery to unravel. From his childhood best friend to the too-attractive Deputy Wade Hunter, everyone in Rowan Harbor seems to have something to hide. Devon has to get to the bottom of it all before the accidents turn deadly.

This novel is intended for adult audiences, and contains swearing and sex scenes.

It is the first of nine books in The Rowan Harbor Cycle, not a standalone. Devon and Wade will return in book four to continue their story, so this book contains a HFN, not their HEA.

Title: Adrian's Bodyguard
Series: Vampires of Vadin
Author(s): Shelby Rhodes
Publisher: Siren Publishing

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Vampire / Shifter / 


Blurb: Vampire King Adrian Bloodhart has faced many challenges in the thousands of years he's been reigning. However, he had thought he'd moved past the stage of his life that was littered with assassination attempts. And, as if the attacks weren't irritating enough, he finds himself saddled with a personal bodyguard he doesn't feel he needs or even wants. When Xavier Dayden had agreed to guard King Adrian, he had expected to be guarding a mature adult, but what he got was a petulant child. Adrian is odd as hell and too sexy for Xavier's peace of mind. When Xavier finds his control slipping, he's conflicted. Giving in could lead to so much more than a one night stand, but was it worth the possible heartbreak? The choice is made when tragedy strikes where it is least expected and, as Adrian's walls crack and fall, Xavier is there to pick up the pieces. Through the heartache, love is finally in their grasps.

Title: Fox Shifter & Forbidden Love
Series: (Kobolds of Tamlen Book 1)
Author(s): Gen Summercolt
Length: 69 pages

Genre: Romance / Gay / Paranormal / Shifter / 


Blurb: Fox shapeshifter Melrose just wants a little time away from his noisy, bossy family. So he picks the perfect spot to dig a new den and take a little vacation. Unfortunately, a human—champion of the kingdom, thundering braggart, renowned ladies' man, and all around living legend Alderic Matthiasen—gets there first. Mel decides to use fox tricks to take the swaggering blowhard down a notch. But the better he gets to know Alderic, the more he likes him. Though he has a huge ego, the man is also fearless and kindhearted. Love between shapeshifters and human beings is forbidden. But Melrose has never been one for following the rules...

Title: Heart Held Hostage
Series: Chronicles of the Serei, 1
Author(s): Jo Tannah
Length: 143 pages

Genre: Erotic Romance / Gay / Sci-Fi / Mpreg /  


Blurb: The Serai have won the galactic war. Tasked to take charge of the human assimilation into their herd, Prince Jytrerd never thought to find a mate among the human slaves. He learns that the human Captain Ian McCaskey is his potential breeder and saves his life. Because they are sterile, the Serai need the genetic materials their captives give to father their younglings. But Ian resists, and it doesn’t take long for Jytrerd to realize that for their relationship to flourish, the two of them must connect on a deeper level. It is now up to Jytrerd to make Ian understand that he is valued above all others.

Title: Lonesome Theta
Series: (The Lonestar Chronicles Book 2)
Author(s): Rachel Ravenheart
Length: 169 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /

Notes: I have not read the first book in the series. I've looked at it from time to time but I can never catch myself in a High-Schooler mood. But I'm not adverse to jumping books or even into the middle of a series. 

Blurb: Alex has been chosen to form alliances with other packs in the region, and to find his fated mate. On this journey, he will meet prejudice, jealousy and corruption. His own mother disowns him for being gay. And there are those who still want his gay Alpha's dead. Will he find the temerity to confront the all powerful Alpha's of these other packs? Will he find his fated mate?

Title: Stealing Mercury
Series: (Arena Dogs Book 1)
Author(s): Charlee Allden
Length: 304 Pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Science Fiction / Saving Reversal / Poly / MFM / 


Blurb: Born a slave, Mercury is an Arena Dog, genetically engineered to fight and die in the Arena for the entertainment of others. In their violent world, where men must form alliances and share what little bounty they have to survive, his only goal has been to keep his men alive. But he’s already lost two of them and the rest are slated for death. Worse, their demise will leave a woman Mercury has sworn to protect alone and vulnerable. And then there’s Samantha—a courageous human he has no right to claim. But she is his. He feels it deep in his soul and with an ache in his body that he can’t deny.

Samantha Devlin has lost everything, her ship, her crew, and her father. When an old friend hires her as an emergency replacement to pilot a cargo carrier for the Roma Company, she is shocked to discover her cargo is three, living, breathing, and dangerously sexy Arena Dogs and that she’s taking the men to their deaths. Is she willing to risk everything for a man whose customs require that he share her with one of his men and that he return to Roma to protect another woman? Her heart tells her Mercury is worth any cost, but her head sees nothing ahead but disaster.

Caution: features two scorching hot heroes and one impossibly impulsive woman. Their story may just make you want to steal an Arena Dog or two of your own. (Stealing Mercury is a mfm (male-female-male) romance.

Title: Trigger
Series: (Origin Book 1)
Author(s): Scarlett Dawn
Length: 218 pages

Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / 


Blurb: New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, has created a fresh and magical new adventure for romance and paranormal lovers alike. 

Shifters rule the world through corporations after the humans all but destroyed Earth. It's too bad humans are still oblivious. They have no clue terrifying beasts run their broken world.

And then along came a human. A beautiful and klutzy human.

She's the trigger the shifters have been waiting for...
But beware of the soul-sucking darkness soon to follow.

*This is a standalone novel within the Origin series*
*This book is intended for readers 18+*

Title: Once Upon a Wolf
Series: Wayward Wolves: Book One
Author(s): Rhys Ford
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Romance / paranormal / Shifters / Gay / 

Notes: Not due to release until February 16th

Blurb: Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother, stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever.

For Zach Thomas, buying an old B&B is a new start. Leaving behind his city life, he longs to find peace and quiet, and hiking the trails behind his property seems safe enough—right up to the moment an enormous black wolf chases him into a lake, nearly drowning him. Discovering werewolves are real astounds him, but not as much as the man who rescues him from the icy water, then walks into Zach’s heart as if he owns it.

Loving a werewolf—loving Gibson with all his secrets—has its challenges, but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big bad wolf is really a prince in disguise.

Title: How to Love a Monster
Series: (Wish City Book 1)
Author(s): Lyssa Dering
Length: 164 pages

Genre: Dark? Romance / Paranormal / Alternate Dimension / Superhumans / Horror Elements / 


Blurb: Dying at the hands of government goons was always going to happen. Waking up in a dark and twisted afterlife? Not the plan.

Seraphim has the superhuman ability to control his own brain. Or at least, he used to, before his government-mandated brain surgery. The surgery killed him, but life isn’t over yet. He’s just woken up, shivering and alone, in the rain-soaked alleyway of a city he doesn't recognize.

Fiend is a childhood monster. Dreamed up by Seraphim's friend Wish, he was imprisoned in Wish's subconscious until the birth of Wish City, a place for people with superhuman abilities to take refuge after death. Now Fiend is free—and in charge—and he's on the hunt for anyone with abilities once they cross over.

Eager to play with his new toy, Fiend quickly makes contact with Seraphim. Lost and injured, Seraphim lets Fiend slither into his heart. But under the aching pleasure the two find with each other is a hunger that can't be denied, and lurking in the shadows of the neon city are truths neither man nor monster is ready to face.

How to Love a Monster is a gay erotic horror romance featuring twisted and kinky M/M sex, a diabolical love interest, and an HEA ending.

Word count: 50,000

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