Friday, October 30, 2020

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

 What's going on? Typing away on Cherish. Trying to not eat all the Halloween candy and experimenting with baking. That's plenty of excitement for me! LOL!

This is not an all inclusive Halloween-esque books. I ran across several more (excited wiggles) that have been released this week but I can't put them all on here. So go have a look!!


Title: Fangs and Catnip

Series(Dead and Breakfast Book 1)

Author: Julia Talbot

Length


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay

Notes

Blurb: A love worth fighting for—tooth and claw.


Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels, and soon he begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences—for their bodies and their hearts.

This is a previously published title. The publisher has changed.

 

Title: The Ghost of Ellwood

Series(Ivy Grove Book 1)

Author: Jaclyn Osborn

Length: 261 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Ghosts / Mystery / Gay

Notes:

Blurb“I didn't believe in ghosts. Until I met him.”


As a horror novelist, Ben makes a living telling scary stories. However, he's struggling in his career and fears he's lost his touch. Not only is there a disconnect in his writing, but in his personal life as well. After his relationship goes south, he decides to start over and moves to Ivy Grove, a small town with a lot of history.


He hopes the quaint town and beautiful Victorian manor he moved into will spark inspiration and help him fall back in love with writing.

And then strange things start happening.
Creaks in the hall, shadows from the corner of his eye, and the sense that he's being watched. Ben soon learns that the manor has a dark past, and within the morbid history, he discovers a century old mystery.

Who is Theo Blackwell? And what happened to him all those years ago?
As Ben begins to unravel the truth, he finds himself not only falling in love with writing again, but also falling for the stunning young man who haunts his manor.

*The Ghost of Ellwood is a paranormal m/m romance. You'll find mystery, a somewhat grumpy writer, a sassy ghost, and of course a HEA.*


Title: Witcheskin

Series(Lunar Shadows Book 1)

Author: Nem Rowan

Length: 286 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Horror / Urban Fantasy / Transgender / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFollowing the disappearance of his father, keen photographer Owen returns to the Welsh village where his parents grew up to live with his mother and her boyfriend. Despite being born in Wales and having been raised in England, Owen feels like an outcast, and the villagers are unfriendly. He soon discovers an epidemic of cattle mutilations that have been spreading through the countryside like a rash and, determined to discover the cause, he takes up his camera and starts snapping pictures.


While pursuing the mystery, he meets Maredudd, an old friend of his parents of whom they had never spoken, and Owen can’t help but feel drawn to him. Maredudd seems to know more about the mutilations than the other villagers are willing to admit, and even more about the supposed death of Owen’s father than his own mother does. Maredudd shows Owen things he never thought possible, and Owen soon finds himself at the centre of the kind of folk tale only his father could dream of.


Title: Gothika: Tale of Love & the Supernatural

Series

Author: Eli Easton

Length: 302 pages


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

Notes:

BlurbGOTHIKA: TALES OF LOVE AND THE SUPERNATURAL by Eli Easton


If you're in the mood for romance with a tinge of darkness, immerse yourself in these four tales of love and gothic horror in this anthology from Eli Easton. Each story is novella length.

"Reparation"
On the harsh planet of Kalan, weakness is not tolerated. When young spore farmer Edward suffers an carriage accident that kills his mail-order bride and his factory manager, Edward has little chance of survival, until Knox—an enormous “reconstitute” slave—plucks him from disaster.

Recons are part machine, part human remains from executed Federation prisoners. But Knox is different from other recons. He can read and has flashes of brilliance. With no one else to rely on over the bleak winter, Edward forms an alliance with Knox, and against social taboos, they become friends. Edward struggles against his growing lust for the large humanoid, and while Knox thrives in his new life, memories of his past torment him.

A twist of fate brought Knox and Edward together, but there will be a price to pay in blood when they learn how deeply their lives truly intersect

“The Bird”
Colin Hastings is sent to Jamaica in 1870 to save his father’s sugar cane plantation. If he succeeds, he can marry his fiancée back in London and take his place in proper English society. But Colin finds more than he bargained for on the island. His curiosity about Obeah, the native folk magic, leads him to agree to a dangerous ritual where he is offered his heart’s most secret desire—one he’s kept deeply buried all his life. What happens when a proper English gentleman has his true sensual nature revealed and freed by the Obeah spirits?

“Among the Dead”
Every since his accident, Neil Gaven sees dead people. He’s isolated himself, unable to bear the constant barrage of sadness and grief. But a gentle ghost grabs his attention on the bus one day. He seems to understand, to have some secret to impart. Neil works to interpret the ghost’s clues. They they lead him to Trist, a homeless young man who is also tormented by spirits. Are they two of a kind? Maybe together they can find a way to live among the dead.

"The Black Dog"
Constable Hayden MacLairty is used to life being dull around the tiny hamlet of Laide on the north Scottish coast. They get occasional tourists, “monster hunters” interested in the local legend of the Black Dog, but Hayden thinks that’s only a myth. A rash of sheep killings, a murdered hiker, huge footprints, and sightings of the Black Dog force Hayden to rethink the matter. With the help of Simon Corto, a writer from New York doing research for a book about the Black Dog, Hayden tries to figure out why the enormous hound is reappearing. Hayden finds himself strongly attracted to another person for the first time in his life. But between the danger stalking the hills, Simon’s inevitable return to New York, and Hayden’s mother’s illness, true love may be more of a phantom than the Black Dog.


Title: The Ghost of You: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Elizabeth Coldwell

Length: 65 pages


Genre: Roimance / Paranormal / Ghost / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


His dead lover is coming back to rock his world all over again.

When rock star and recovering alcoholic Fisher Kelty is found dead, overdosed on booze and pills, the coroner rules it an unfortunate accident. But Fisher’s death leaves his partner, Casey, with more questions than answers as he tries to put his shattered world back together.

As the anniversary of his passing rolls around, and conspiracy theories rear their heads, Casey begins to dream of Fisher. Strange things start happening in the home they shared. Is Fisher trying to contact Casey, and if so, why?

Casey’s friend Will believes that’s the case. He encourages Casey to visit a psychic and find out whether Fisher has a message for him. Casey hopes this will finally put to rest all the doubts he has over why Fisher died. However, as Fisher becomes an all-too-real presence in Casey’s life once more, eager to pick up where they left off, Casey realizes nothing is as simple as it seems where a handsome, sexy ghost is involved.


Title: Witching Hour: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Pelaam

Length: 66 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Ghost / Gay / 

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


Legend says that at the witching hour creatures of darkness are at their most powerful. Gerald is about to find it’s more than legend.

Gerald Pickering is an actor with a traveling troupe whose next performance is in the lakeside town of Taupo. When he is purposely excluded from the organized accommodations, he has to find somewhere he can stay. When he’s given a card for another motel, he’s warned about the owner’s odd Goth grandson, but the motel is perfect—and even has a hot tub.

Gerald meets Jules and is immediately drawn to him, despite his unique style of dress and his youth. Soon Jules is helping Gerald with his rehearsals during the day and being his lover by night.

When Gerald finds that the company accounts aren’t balancing, he shares his concerns with a colleague who, like Gerald, is doubling their duties while the company owner is incapacitated. However, when Gerald is lured into an alley at the witching hour, Jules’ true nature is revealed.

Knowing the truth, will Gerald choose love, irrespective of the form in which it comes?


Title: Imaginary Lover

SeriesBeyond the Realm: Remember Book 8

Author: Morgan Brice

Length: 127 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Psychics / Monsters Hunters / Horror / Gay / 

NotesImaginary Lover is the eighth book in the multi-author series, Beyond the Realm: Remember. Each book is set in its own world and can be read as a standalone novel. Join eight authors on eight very different, romantic, and magical stories as each one writes their own take on the same concept.

Blurb“There’s no time. Remember your imaginary lover....”


Cory Caldwell woke up by the side of the road with no memory of how he got there. He pieces together who he is but has no idea what happened to him.

Dark visions haunt him—flashes of blood, magic, and a brutal fight. Scorching dreams of a faceless lover offer no clues. His gut warns that something urgent is eluding him, and that time is running out. Worse is the sense of bone-deep grief, as if Cory is missing part of his soul.

Desperate for answers, he hops a bus for Fox Hollow, a town famous for psychics, mediums, and those with supernatural abilities. Then a stranger calls Cory by name and casts a furtive glance around him. “There’s no time,” the man says. “I need your help. Remember...” Can Cory unlock his missing memories and rescue the stranger before it’s too late?

Imaginary Lover is full of dangerous magic, hurt/comfort, brave monster hunters, dark curses, sincere psychics, found family, and forever love.

Title: Lesser Knowns Monsters

Series

Author: Rory Michaelson

Length


Genre: Dark Fantasy / Paranormal / Adventure / Found Family / 

Notes:

BlurbBeing the chosen one isn’t always a good thing.


Oscar Tundale is useless, or at least that's what he's always thought. He and his friends are about to discover that not only are monsters real, but some of them are very interested in Oscar. Now, they must find out what the monsters want, before something terrible happens to London; or worse yet, the world.


Lesser Known Monsters is an own voices queer dark fantasy featuring diverse characters on a found family adventure. Perfect for fans of action and paranormal romance seeking LGBTQ+ heroes.

Title: Love for My Zombie Kings

Series(Zombies Rule The World Book 1)

Author: LeeSha McCoy

Length: 126 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Zombies / RH

Notes: This list would not be complete without a zombie book and what better than a poly, zombie romance? LOL

BlurbFive dead brothers want me, and I plan to keep them all.


The dead took over the night a year ago, bringing with them terror beyond our wildest dreams. As a scientist and a specialist in DNA, I've been in the thick of it since the very beginning.

Now, however, a new type of zombie has emerged.

They've called it a Zed-Two.

It's stronger, faster, but most importantly, part human. It can shift from human to zombie in the blink of an eye, but also eat half a body in about twice that time.

One was captured, but it escaped. Now my lab seems to have gotten their claws into one.

And I'm the reason why.

He twists shit inside my mind.

The things he can do and the things he makes me feel through the glass...

Then one of his brothers gets himself captured, too.

And all hell breaks loose.

This book features five gorgeous men who fiercely love one woman.
18+ Not intended for readers who do not enjoy a steaming hot good time.


Title: Hot Stuff: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author: Imari Jade

Length: 129 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Fae / Gay

Notes:

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


A master vampire gets the surprise of his life when a sexy male fairy dances his way into his club—and into his life.

An Irish fairy prince named Nicholas Bryne arrives in New Orleans and gets a job as a host at a popular nightclub called the Fur and Fangs. The two club owners—Stephen Chenoweth, a master vampire, and Andrew Newcomb, an alpha werewolf—are both captivated by the fairy’s handsome face and sexy body. Though neither of them has ever encountered a fairy before, both are well aware that they are pranksters.

Stephen doesn’t know why Nicholas has come to Louisiana, but he is more interested to find out what he’s like in bed. Nicholas, on the other hand, has been kicked out of the fairy kingdom for messing with a brownie prince and seeks a new life where he can just be himself without complications—and prove to his parents that he’s not a complete ass.


Title: How to Make the Perfect Man: Some Like It Haunted

Series

Author(s): Catherine Curzon, Eleanor Harkstead

Length


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Alchemist / Friends to Lovers / Gay

Notes: Talking alligator.... LOL

BlurbFrom the Some Like it Haunted collection


Love isn’t science. It’s alchemy.

Needing a date for the hottest Hallowe’en party in town, scientist Aubrey Waldegrave sets to work creating his perfect man. Unfortunately, the Adonis who emerges from his laboratory is a free spirit who has no time for Aubrey’s brogues and tweeds.

Alchemist Trismegistus Nimlet can turn anything into gold, but when his apocathery's alligator starts talking back and his werewolf allergy leaves him sneezing, it looks like Halloween might be a washout. Worse still, is Tris really about to lose the chap he secretly loves to a manmade surfer dude who’s more flash than Frankenstein?

With werewolves leaving fur in the ornamental fountains and a banshee making enough noise to wake the dead, Aubrey’s Halloween is going from bad to worse. All he wanted was to make his perfect man, but what if he was right there all along?

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Re-release! Releasing Chaos (Sumeria's Sons, 6) #gaypnr #gayuf #shifters #mpreg #friendstolovers #dragons

 Releasing Choas releases today on on Amazon and KU!


🔥 Gay Romance 🔥 Best Friends to Lovers 🔥 Mate Betrayal 🔥 Paranormal / Urban Fantasy 🔥 Lycan Shifters 🔥 Sumerian Gods/Goddesses 🔥 Mpreg

Buy Link: Amazon (and KU)


The battle to protect the Lycans from a vindictive Goddess waits on the horizon.

Tristan, Ushna, and Brian have meticulously prepared for the day they face Inanna and Marduk, but they must rely on their inner circle if they are to win the day. Ushna needs to embrace his destiny and be transformed by Tiamat. But he returns with a mind fractured by a primordial god’s consciousness and needs a firebird’s help, or he’ll be lost. If he is, so too is the balance Brian and Tristan sorely need.

Tristan has vowed to care for his ex-Flame who is doomed to forget more and more with each use of his new ability. Adding to his burden, Tristan must free the warriors stolen by the government and devise a trap for Inanna.

Brian fears nothing more than losing Ushna and Tristan again. To prevent that fate, he recklessly devises a preemptive strike, but his actions might not only cost him his life, but Stan’s as well.

As for the inner circle…

With them, Tristan might be victorious. Without them, Tristan will fail and the Lycans will fall to Inanna, who is determined to release a long-forgotten chaos monster and bring about the end of the world.


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Friday, October 23, 2020

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

 What's going on? With Halloween being next weekend, I thought it was time to drag out my hoarded vampire books. :D


Title: Bloodlaced

Series(Youkai Bloodlines Book 1)

Author: Courtney Maguire

Length: 314 pages


GenreRomance / Paranormal / Vampires / Myths & Legends / Historical / Transgender

Notes:

BlurbKanjin hardly view their servants as human. Even less so when they are different.

Asagi is different. Both a man and a woman.

In the wake of his failure to protect a boy he saw as a son from their abusive master, Asagi is sold into the house of a young nobleman, Mahiro, who is the opposite of everything Asagi has ever known—gentle, kind, and generous.

Mahiro bonds with Asagi and their friendship blooms into a deep and profound love. But when Asagi is poisoned out of jealousy, Mahiro reveals himself to be youkai, a demon who feeds on blood, and he has no choice but to turn Asagi to save his life.

Asagi awakes reborn, strong, and eternally youthful. But the price for Asagi’s new life is high.

The blood of the innocent.

Just as Asagi’s trust in Mahiro falters, the boy he failed to protect, now a man, reappears.

New master, same threat.

With both a literal and proverbial monster at the door, Asagi must decide what it means to be human to protect what he loves most.

Content Warnings: physical abuse, sexual abuse (off-page), self-harm, blood, graphic violence


Title: Lore & Lust

Series: Lore & Lust, 1

Author: Karla Nikole

Length: 284 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampire / Gay

Notes:

BlurbThe slow burn, gay vampire romance you didn't know you needed...

Haruka Hirano is alive, but not quite living. Surviving but not thriving. As an elite purebred vampire in the twenty-first century, he is broken. Content in his subpar existence.

He is done with life. But life is not finished with him.

When he receives a formal request to oversee an antiquated vampire ritual at Hertsmonceux Castle, Haruka grudgingly leaves his home to meet another purebred. The vampire is not what he expects. Truly, he is unlike any vampire Haruka has ever encountered: cautious, innocent and with the warmth and gravitational pull of the sun.

Lore and Lust is an exploration of cultures, contemporary society and romance. It puts a whimsical spin on traditional vampire lore, while also creating a vivid new world where love is love. No questions asked.

Mature sexual content.

Title: Attempted Vampirism

SeriesAttempted Vampirism, 1 

Author: L.G. Estrella

Length: 200 pages


Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Vampires / Humor / 

Notes: I don't know if this is a romance or not. The title caught my eye and the blurb sounds like a great, funny romp.

BlurbIt’s not easy being a vampire – just ask Jonathan.


As the 32nd Lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, he’s a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cosy – some would say dilapidated – castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specialising in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, it’s probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life.

Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own.

Think tax collectors are bad? How about… vampire tax collectors?

After a run in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing except a dressing gown and a pair of bunny slippers, he has no choice but to leave his quiet life behind. He needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant he’s got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles.

To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods aren’t going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve.

If Jonathan can survive werewolves, bandits, and eldritch monstrosities, he might just stand a chance. Sure, he’s more familiar with a book than a sword, but he’ll make it work. Somehow. Maybe. Probably not.

It’s not easy being a vampire, but Jonathan is going to give it his best shot.

Title: Hunger Pangs: True Love Bites

Series

Author: Joy Demorra

Length


Genre: Gothic Romance / Fantasy / Paranormal / Werewolves / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual / 

Notes:

BlurbIn a world of dwindling hope, love has never mattered more...


Captain Nathan J. Northland had no idea what to expect when he returned home to Lorehaven injured from war, but it certainly wasn’t to find himself posted on an island full of vampires. An island whose local vampire dandy lord causes Nathan to feel strange things he’d never felt before.

Particularly about fangs.

When Vlad Blutstein agreed to hire Nathan as Captain of the Eyrie Guard, he hadn’t been sure what to expect either, but it certainly hadn’t been to fall in love with a disabled werewolf. However Vlad has fallen and fallen hard, and that’s the problem.

Torn by their allegiances—to family, to duty, and the age-old enmity between vampires and werewolves—the pair find themselves in a difficult situation: to love where the heart wants or to follow where expectation demands.

The situation is complicated further when a mysterious and beguiling figure known only as Lady Ursula crashes into their lives, bringing with her dark omens of death, doom, and destruction in her wake.

And a desperate plea for help neither of them can ignore.

Thrown together in uncertain times and struggling to find their place amidst the rising human empire, the unlikely trio must decide how to face the coming darkness: united as one or divided and alone. One thing is for certain, none of them will ever be the same.

Title: Fated Vampire

Series: Chosen Hearts

Author: Anne O'Connell

Length: 91 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes: I didn't realize when I grabbed this that it is part of Season Two of the Paranormal Underworld's Chosen Hearts series, which looks like a shared world between some authors. But it looks as if it can be read as a standalone.

BlurbLove bites.


Draco: I never wanted to fall in love, I just wanted to be left alone. Then my best friend drags me to a music festival and I meet Alex. He’s perfect, we click, and before I know it, things are getting serious. Now, no matter how desperately I want to keep seeing him – there are things in Alex’s past and present that I can’t condone.

Alex: Draco is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s beautiful, kind, intelligent. His empathy sets him apart from most of our kind. So when he finds out I work in “vampire food services”, he refuses to keep seeing me due to ethical differences. It’s a great job with a lot of perks, but I need to decide what I want for my future. The job, or him?

**This gay vampire romance is part of Season Two of the Paranormal Underworld's Chosen Hearts series.**


TitleFlesh + Blood

Series: Blood Stone Complete Series

Author: Tracey Cooper-Posey

Length: 1793 pages


Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Vampires / Poly / Bisexual /

Notes:

BlurbThe entire sexy vampire urban fantasy series in one boxed set!



The acclaimed and beloved Blood Stone series—five novels, a novella and two short stories—all collected together for the first time.

Nathaniel (Nial) Aquila Valerius Aurelius is over 1,500 years old and a master manipulator of people, hearts and emotions. He has grown tired of hiding behind masks and knows the modern world will soon force vampires out of hiding, if they do not step into the light themselves.

There are those who oppose Nial and his liberators’ plans to expose vampires to the world, including the Pro Libertatus, who hide among the powerful of the human world, with enormous resources and manpower to bring Nial and his friends to heel.

Then there is the League for Humanity, who are anything but humane. They consider humans the underdogs, mere servants to their vampire overlords and useful cannon fodder. They hide in shadows while humans do their very dirty work, as they try to bring Nial’s people back into line. They have no intention of becoming the equal of humans.

Just those two opponents are overwhelming, but Nial and his friends face more difficult foes as time goes on: The Unspoken Ones — vampires so old they have regressed to ways of thought and speech that modern humans and younger vampires can barely comprehend, but they wield powers unmatched by anyone on the planet.

Then there is the Blood Stone itself. Is it myth, or real? If it is real, it has the power to change the world as we know it. Who finds it, who wields it and who breaks it, will decide the fate of humans and vampires, both.

Reader Advisory: This paranormal MMF urban fantasy series contains more than two hot, sexy alpha heroes, frequent, explicit and frank sex scenes and sexual language. It includes heart-stopping sexual scenes between the aforementioned sexy heroes, ménage scenes, anal sex and the use of sex toys. Don't proceed beyond this point if hot love scenes offend you. No vampires were harmed in the making of this series.

The Blood Stone Series:
Blood Stone 1.0: Blood Knot (#1 Amazon Best Seller, Fantasy Romance)
Blood Stone 1.5: Amor Meus (Blood Drops Collection)*
Blood Stone 2.0: Blood Stone
Blood Stone 3.0: Blood Unleashed
Blood Stone 4.0: Blood Revealed
Blood Stone 5.0: Blood Ascendant

[*Blood Drops are short and novella length stories featuring the characters and situations in the Blood Stone series. Droplet sized morsels for your reading pleasure.]

Title: Vampires of Rome: Vampires of the World

Series

Author: Geoffrey Knight

Length: 83 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes:

BlurbVampires have been walking our world for thousands of years, living among us in secret, taking only what they need... and turning only those who need their paranormal help.


Ancient Rome—a city ruled by the bloodthirsty Emperor Nero; a place of decadence and debauchery, of hedonistic pleasures and deadly delights. But for two young slaves, Tyberius and Mateus, it is a place they must escape. For every night under cover of darkness they risk death and torture all for the sake of their forbidden love.

Destiny, however, has other plans for these star-crossed lovers. A mysterious sect, a brotherhood of dark and powerful creatures dwells in the catacombs beneath the city. They look like Romans. They pass through the shadows, working as slaves, mingling with the people of Rome. But no mortal alive knows the secret these creatures have held for centuries past… and many centuries to come.

For he who learns their secret… must surrender his mortality forever.


Vampires of Rome is a 22k-word standalone gay vampire tale featuring elements of romance, horror, adventure and eroticism, set in the deadly and decadent world of ancient Rome. The Vampires of the World stories can be read as stand-alones and in whatever order you like, since Time itself is nothing more than a human construct.
***Previously published as Vampire's Pact***

Title: Zodiac Vampires: House Scorpio

Series: Book, 1

Author: Alejandro Marrero

Length: 258 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Gay

Notes:

BlurbUnderneath, unbeknownst to Humankind, are massive cities and networks of Paranormal Beings. They’ve taken residence in an underground world they’ve constructed beneath Humanity’s very feet. The most prolific amongst them is the Vampires. With their superior technology that is generations beyond Humankind’s and their arcane abilities, it is a wonder they’ve yet to be discovered.


The Vampires in charge of the territories of the world are divided into twelve distinct Houses of the Zodiac. Their sovereigns and nobility are their leaders. Ezekiel Prince of House Scorpio is not like every other Vampire of his kind. Neither is his twin sister Mika. The siblings are a rare breed. Or so they thought. One day Ezekiel is compelled to hunt for prey outside his warded mountain fortress in Mount Mansfield in Vermont near Bristol. The stars lead him to his star-coursed mate. However, his mate is unaware that Paranormal beings even exist. To complicate things further, his star destined mate’s father is part of a cult that Ezekiel discovers has plans to eradicate all paranormal beings with all of the Vampiric kind first on their hit list. Meanwhile, the Zodiac Houses, with their politics and greed, cannot unite themselves even under the threat of a powerful new foe.

One thing is sure nothing would keep Ezekiel from his handsome star-coursed mate. Ezekiel cannot get him out of his mind. The urge to complete the bond threatens to drive him mad. For as powerful as Ezekiel is, he cannot defy the stars without consequences.

This is a story about a rebellious Vampire Prince that falls in love with an attractive young man at long last. Now that he’s finally found his star-coursed one, he will do anything to preserve his kind and defend his star chosen mate. Nobody would dare stand in his way. Not even this new cult intent on wiping Vampire Kind and other paranormal beings off the planet.

House Scorpio, Book One of the Zodiac Vampires, is a
***Mature LGBT Paranormal Romance***

There are graphic scenes of intimacy between two men, arcane magics, advanced technologies, and paranormal beings of every kind. There is fantasy, romance, adventure, and yes, sadly, the politics ever-present in the sovereigns of Vampiric kind.


Title: Queen Takes Venom

Series: Their Vampire Queen, 12

Author: Joely Sue Burkhart

Length: 29 pages


Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Vampires / Goddesses / Poly / 

Notes:

BlurbA dark goddess rises...


"All things dark and deadly, all creatures of death and magic, all monsters poisonous and fanged, the Mother of Venom calls them all."

After thousands of years, the goddess Hekate awakens to answer a sister goddess's call. The Great Mother has need of Hekate's unique bloodline.

So the goddess of venom agrees to create an heir. A queen powerful and deadly, the most poisonous nightshade, so beautiful that she kills with a glance.

But first, Hekate must rise and call her own Blood to her side.

This is a standalone short story in the Their Vampire Queen universe and can be read in any order with the other books in the series.

Trigger Warning: This story includes snakes, scorpions, and some spiders. But lots of snakes!


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Re-release! Dragon's Eye (Sumeria's Sons, 5) #gaypnr #gayuf #shifters #mpreg #friendstolovers #dragons

 Dragon's Eye re-releases today on Amazon and KU!




🔥 Gay Romance 🔥 Best Friends to Lovers 🔥 Mate Betrayal 🔥 Paranormal / Urban Fantasy 🔥 Lycan Shifters 🔥 Sumerian Gods/Goddesses 🔥 Mpreg


Buy Link: Amazon (and KU)


Years ago, Ushna barely weathered the crushing loss of his Twin Flame. But losing Tristan just might destroy him.

In the wake of birth and betrayal, Ushna takes the God Ashur to Tristan in a last desperate bid to save Tristan's life—and is helpless to do anything but watch as Ashur instead buries him in a grave. Though he has no desire to go on living, having now lost Brian and Tristan, Ushna has no choice. Not only do their children need him, the mysterious Simurgh has come out of hiding and forces him to continue on—for there is much to do and little time to do it, especially with treachery and danger closing in on them from every side.


Author’s Note: Sumeria's Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually features a poly relationship and includes mpreg.


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Friday, October 16, 2020

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

This week's Radar is a bit different. I went book hunting for something different. Well, I'm always looking for something different to read, but I realized there were authors that I occasionally followed but who I hadn't read. For instant, every once in a while I will look Courtney Milan up on twitter to see what she is talking about. Her posts are smart, insightful, and thought provoking. But she writes historical romance which I don't read very often anymore, but the other day I decided I would read one of her books when I stumbled upon one of her titles on Amazon. That started me on two paths because I was also looking for books to recommend instead of Harry Potter--which I didn't usually recommend anyway because I never thought it was that great to begin with. That would mean reading some YA/NA books again, so I was also looking for representation for LGBTIAQ and POC with hopefully some Own Voices. 

What I got (other than a slew of Victorian and Regency recommendations in the LGBT category) were these intriguing books. I'm in the middle of reading my way through this list because before I give alternate recommendations, I need to know and be able to speak about the recommendations--with a side note that I might give away spoilers. That being said, this is a long list and will probably take me a while to read through. :D

 

Title: The Duke Who Didn't

Series(Wedgeford Trials Book 1)

Author(s): Courtney Milan

Length: 316 pages


Genre: Romance / Nobility / Historical? / 

Notes

BlurbMiss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night.

Except now he’s back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with the hope of wooing Chloe. In his defense, it took him years of attempting to be serious to realize that the endeavor was incompatible with his personality.

All he has to do is convince Chloe to make room for a mischievous trickster in her life, then disclose that in all the years they’ve known each other, he’s failed to mention his real name, his title… and the minor fact that he owns her entire village.

Only one thing can go wrong: Everything.


Title: The Black Veins

Series: Dead Magic, 1

Author(s): Ashia Monet

Length: 430 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: In a world where magic thrives in secret city corners, a group of magicians embark on a road trip—and it’s the "no-love-interest", found family adventure you’ve been searching for.

Sixteen-year-old Blythe is one of seven Guardians: magicians powerful enough to cause worldwide panic with a snap of their fingers. But Blythe spends her days pouring latte art at her family’s coffee shop, so why should she care about having apocalyptic abilities?

She’s given a reason when magician anarchists crash into said coffee shop and kidnap her family.

Heartbroken but determined, Blythe knows she can’t save them alone. A war is brewing between two magician governments and tensions are too high. So, she packs up her family’s bright yellow Volkswagen, puts on a playlist, and embarks on a road trip across the United States to enlist the help of six strangers whose abilities are unparalleled—the other Guardians.

Title: Queen of the Conquered

Series: (Islands of Blood and Storm Book 1)

Author(s): Kacen Callender

Length: 329 pages


Genre: New Adult / Mystery / Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: On the islands of Hans Lollik, Sigourney Rose was the only survivor when her family was massacred by the colonizers. When the childless king of the islands declares he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.

But someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. And as the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim.


Title: A Blade So Black

Series: (The Nightmare-Verse Book 1)

Author(s): LL McKinney

Length: 374 ppages


Genre: New Adult / Urban Fantasy / Romantic Elements / 

Notes

BlurbThe first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.


Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head... literally.


Title: Lobizona

Series: (Wolves of No World Book 1)

Author(s): Romina Garber

Length: 391 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Mob / Folklore / 

Notes

Blurb: Some people ARE illegal.


Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu's protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past—a mysterious "Z" emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it's not just her U.S. residency that's illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.


Title: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

Series

Author(s): Roseanne A. Brown

Length: 475 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Folklore / 

Notes

BlurbFor Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts his younger sister, Nadia, as payment to enter the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.


But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.

When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?


Title: Cemetery Boys

Series

Author(s): Aiden Thomas

Length: 350 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Urban Fantasy / Trans / Folklore

Notes

Blurb: Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


Bestowed by the ancient goddess of death, Yadriel and the gifted members of his Latinx community can see spirits: women have the power to heal bodies and souls, while men can release lost spirits to the afterlife. But Yadriel, a trans boy, has never been able to perform the tasks of the brujas - because he is a brujo.

When his cousin suddenly dies, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is not his cousin. It's Julian Diaz, the resident bad boy of his high school, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves.

Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.


Title: Grown

Series

Author(s): Tiffany B. Jackson

Length: 380 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary / #MeToo

Notes: Oi, this one is going to make me cry.

BlurbAn instant New York Times bestseller! “Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era.” —Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles 


Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice.

When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields?

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

“Never have I read a story that so flawlessly hits the highest high and lowest low notes of Black girlhood in pursuit of the American Dream.” —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Jackpot


Title: Daughters of Nri

Series: The Return of the Earth Mother series

Author(s): Reni K. Amayo

Length: 365 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: A gruesome war results in the old gods' departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.

Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods.

The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.

But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?


Title: Raybearer

Series

Author(s): Jordan Ifueko

Length: 368 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / 

Notes

BlurbNothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?


Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love.


Title: War Girls

Series

Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi

Length: 459 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Futuristic Sci-Fi / 

Notes

Blurb: Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.


The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.

In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life.

Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

And they're willing to fight an entire war to get there.

Acclaimed author, Tochi Onyebuchi, has written an immersive, action-packed, deeply personal novel perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Marie Lu, and Paolo Bacigalupi.


Title: Wicked Fox

SeriesGumiho, 1

Author(s): Kat Cho

Length: 435 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Romance / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / 

Notes

BlurbEighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.


But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.

Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to men. He's drawn to her anyway.

With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous and reignite a generations-old feud . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.


Title: Kingdom of Souls

Series: Kingdom of Souls, 1

Author(s): Rena Barron

Length: 487 pages


Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Magic / 

Notes

Blurb: Heir to two lines of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. Yet she fails at bone magic, fails to call upon her ancestors, and fails to live up to her family’s legacy. Under the disapproving eye of her mother, the Kingdom’s most powerful priestess and seer, she fears she may never be good enough.


But when the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, Arrah is desperate enough to turn to a forbidden, dangerous ritual. If she has no magic of her own, she’ll have to buy it—by trading away years of her own life.

Arrah’s borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal, and on its heels, a rising tide of darkness that threatens to consume her and all those she loves. She must race to unravel a twisted and deadly scheme… before the fight costs more than she can afford.

Set in a richly imagined world inspired by whispered tales of voodoo and folk magic, Rena Barron’s captivating debut is the beginning of a thrilling saga about a girl caught between gods, monsters, and the gift and the curse of power.


Title: Legendborn

Series: Legendborn, 1

Author(s): Tracy Deonn

Length: 511 pages


Genre: You Adult / Urban Fantasy / Arthurian Legend / 

Notes

BlurbAfter her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.


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Re-release! Surrounded by Crimson (Sumeria's Sons, 4) #gaypnr #gayuf #shifters #mpreg #friendstolovers

Surrounded by Crimson re-releases today on Amazon and KU!

This includes the Sumeria's Sons Interlude: A Child's Wish.



🔥 Gay Romance 🔥 Best Friends to Lovers 🔥 Mate Betrayal 🔥 Paranormal / Urban Fantasy 🔥 Lycan Shifters 🔥 Sumerian Gods/Goddesses 🔥 Mpreg


Buy Link: Amazon (and KU)



In nine days' time, Tristan will birth the heirs of the Seat of Zeev and life couldn't be more hectic or dangerous for him and Ushna.

Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna, but there is still much to do. Returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge, and Tristan is being stalked like prey. It doesn't help that he fights depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita, or that claiming his birthright becomes a battle of wills with the Elder Council. The pleading of his adoptive daughter only adds to the oppressive feeling.

Stumbling onto a secret prison while searching for Ushna leads Tristan to risk everything to free a lost God. But breaking the bond to his Twin Flame all those years ago has more repercussions than Tristan knew, and the assistance of a forgotten Goddess and a centuries-old lover may not be enough to save him.


Author’s Note: This includes the Sumeria’s Sons Interlude: A Child’s Wish.

Sumeria's Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually features a poly relationship and includes mpreg.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!