This past week, I've been gaming in my downtime instead of reading. So, my wish list is a bit short since it's taking me several days to get through a book. I can't wait for the weekend when I can settle into the corner of the couch, and spend hours hacking and slashing through beasties and villains.
Title: The King's Sun
Series: The Brass Machine: Book One
Author(s): Isaac Grisham
Length: 296 pages
Genre: Fantasy / Princes / Magic / Enemies to Lovers / Suspense / Gay /
Notes: Releases May 1st
Blurb: Prince Kitsune trained all his life to become a leader in the king’s wars for supremacy, but the fearsome monarch dashes those dreams and banishes his devoted son. Not all is lost—to reclaim his birthright, Kitsune must kill the son of his father's rival. A son possessed by fiery magic.
Outside of the capital walls for the first time, Kitsune struggles to survive accursed wilderness and political intrigue while executing his mission. He meets the enigmatic, dark-haired Myobu and discovers magical Yokai spirits, dark family secrets, and strange new feelings for his companion.
As the two men forge a path through the region, an unrealized and dangerous magic blossoms within Kitsune. It is the mysterious power of the Yokai spirits, capable of unspeakable destruction, and it grows stronger with each passing day. Could he use this gift to slay his target, or would it destroy all that he loves?
Title: The Fixer
Series: (The Criminals Book 2)
Author(s): Erin M. Leag
Length: 129 pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (February 13, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary / Criminals / Gay /
Blurb: When Zero Graham wakes up in the hospital, he has only one thing on his mind: revenge on the mastermind who shot him and trashed his home. He's the best fixer in the business, and that means he has a reputation to uphold.
Julian Amon doesn't want to check up on his mother's patient, but he can't say no to her, and he finds the older man intriguingly hot. His decision to tag along when Zero checks himself out of the hospital borders on crazy, but the older man interests him, and Julian has always enjoyed a good mystery.
Zero doesn’t want or need a babysitter, but Julian’s physical competence and lack of fear push all of his buttons in exactly the right way. Violence is his kink, and the younger man doesn’t seem to mind the scent of blood, but will Julian be able to handle the pressure when Zero closes in on his enemy?
Title: Sworn to the Night
Series: (The Wisdom's Grave Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Craig Schaefer
Length: 428 pages
Publisher: Demimonde Books (January 2, 2018)
Genre: Dark Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Curses / Thriller / Suspense / Lesbian /
Blurb: Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She's also a fledgling witch, weaving poppets and tiny spells behind closed doors.
When Marie's case draws her into Nessa's path, sparks fly. What comes next is more than a furtive whirlwind affair; it's the first pebbles of an avalanche. Nessa and Marie are the victims of a curse that has pursued them across countless lifetimes; a doom designed to trap them in a twisted living fairy tale, with their romance fated to end in misery and death.
They aren't going out without a fight. As they race to uncover the truth, forces are in motion across the country. In Las Vegas, a professional thief is sent on a deadly heist. In a Detroit back alley, witches gather under the guidance of a mysterious woman in red. Just outside New York, an abandoned zoo becomes the hunting-ground for servants of a savage and alien king. The occult underground is taking sides and forming lines of battle. Time is running out, and Nessa and Marie have one chance to save themselves, break the curse, and demand justice.
This time, they're writing their own ending.
Title: Incubus Touch
Series: (Polar Nights Book 1)
Author(s): Siryn Sueng
Length: 91 pages
Publisher: Deep Desires Press (May 30, 2017)
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Gay /
Blurb: Sex under the northern lights has never been so arousing.
Valyn enjoys the snow-covered city of Tromsø, Norway, because of the long nights, and the northern lights that bring more than just color to the skies above. As a siren, the energy that floods the city beneath the strong pulses of the aurora are both needed for magic and sought after for intense pleasure.
During the winter, the urge to be claimed drives many of the mythical populace. It is Valyn’s third winter without a partner, and the overwhelming need for sex is almost too much to bear. Until his search in an underground club leads him to an incubus named Jakai. Finally, after so long, Valyn has found the man to share his life with. Jakai is mysterious, but kind, and the sex is far more erotic than Valyn ever imagined it could be.
But in the deep dark, there are things that crawl through the snow. The fae are far less civilized and out for blood. When Valyn spots a terrifying figure in Jakai’s yard, the peace in Tromsø begins to break apart — and the fae’s presence is just the beginning.
Incubus Touch is a 21,000-word novella.
Title: Hoofin' It: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)
Author(s): R.J. Blain
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Paranormal / Romance / Comedy /
Blurb: All Shane wanted was to get away from the wreckage of his career for a while. He picked New York City to provide him with a distraction from his early, unwanted retirement from the police force.
New York City delivered, distracting him with three corpses and a miniature llama with a spitting problem and an attitude. If he wants to return to a normal life, he’ll have to face off against a sex trafficking ring targeting the woman of his dreams, ancient vampires, murderous criminals, his parents, and an FBI agent with a hidden agenda.
Some days, it isn’t easy being an ex-cop.
Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.
Title: The Swampling King
Series: (The Windwalker Legacy Book 1)
Author(s): Ben S. Dobson
Length: 685 opages
Genre: High Fantasy / New Adult / Athurian / Myths & Legends /
Blurb: Ancient demons stir. War draws near. Salvation lies in an old prophecy—and an older curse.
Hungry demons roam the vast, sunless Swamp. To protect their people, swampling mages rely on a cursed blood magic that drives men mad. And for the crime of using it, the Storm Knights of the Nine Peaks hunt them relentlessly from sunlit mountain duchies, seeking to avenge a betrayal long past.
But something is stirring in the dark, and change is coming.
A warrior born to death and darkness, Zerill is willing to use whatever power she must to lead the swamplings into the light.
Reluctant heir to the throne of the Peaks, Prince Josen finds himself doubting the righteousness of an endless crusade.
In a time of chaos and confusion, the ambitious Duke Lenoden sees a chance to seize the influence he has long coveted.
Monstrous demons called Deeplings creep out of the mist at night, attacking in numbers unseen for centuries.
And from the unexplored reaches of the Swamp comes a boy with the eyes of an eagle, foretold by ancient prophecy, who may bring salvation—or doom.
The Swampling King is book one of The Windwalker Legacy, an epic fantasy of desperate times, dark magic, and terrifying monsters in the tradition of George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson.
Title: Four Psychos
Series: (The Dark Side Book 1)
Author(s): Kristy Cunning
Length: 210 pages
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Fantasy / Reverse Harem /
Blurb: I'm not so different from most people.Like everyone else, I have life goals.
Goal #1: Become a real girl instead of this invisible ghost thing I currently am.
Goal #2: Convince the four men I've been haunting for the past five years to pick me to be their new toy after goal one is complete.
Goal #3: Figure out who/what I am and why I can't remember anything past the five years I've been haunting this quad.
Goal #4: Eat popcorn.
See? Perfectly normal. Sort of.
Gotta start small, after all.
It's not like anyone else is perfect either.
**Dark humor galore
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