Poppy Dennison Soul Magic (Triad, #3) Dreamspinner Press, May 6, 2013 | 220 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Sequel to Mind Magic Triad: Book Three Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.
Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane The Druid Stone (Layers of the Other World, #1) Carina Press, August 6, 2012 | 351 pages Heidi Belleau’s website | Violetta Vane’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Sean never asked to be an O'Hara, and he didn't ask to be cursed by one either. After inheriting a hexed druid stone from his great-grandfather, Sean starts reliving another man's torture and death...every single night. And only one person can help. Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn't have time to deal with misinformed tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he soon finds himself out of his depth...and not because Sean's the first man he's felt anything for in a long time.
Even though it has been quiet for a few weeks here at the blog and I haven’t had much time to read a lot this past couple of weeks, I still keep buying books. You never know when it comes in handy to have tons of unread books, right? So, here’s my wish list for May! I Can See For Miles Worrall, Lisa May 01, 2013 After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald’s sight, he’s faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he’s not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh’s friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer...more
L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov Take It Off (Market Garden #2) Riptide Publishing | February 25, 2013 | 38 pages LA Witt’s website | Aleksandr Voinov’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Turnabout is foreplay. High-end Market Garden rentboys Tristan and Jared have found their niche. Men are willing to pay good money to watch Tristan tease Jared, and the two of them seduce London’s elite with sex and power games. Except Tristan is less and less interested in getting money out of the johns these days. He wants his partner in crime, and he wants the seduction to be real. But is Jared just in this for the pay?
Connie Bailey Insert Here Dreamspinner Press | December 26, 2012 | 79 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: John Garros, known to his fans as Spanish Joe for his dark good looks, makes his living as an actor in porn films. As a perfect body double for Hollywood superstar Jason Forrester, he acts in XXX-rated scenes that are inserted into Forrester’s blockbuster movies. He makes good money from the profits of the modified films and spends most of it on parties and vacations, never feeling a twinge of guilt. At least not until he bumps into Jason at a party.
Shawn Lane Finding Forever (Sutter's Bay #4) Amber Allure | August 5, 2012 Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: For years, Nolan Young has tried to deny he's gay. With an abusive, homophobic father, who is also the mayor of Sutter’s Bay, Nolan has no choice but to ignore that part of himself. Until he meets Leo Winthrop on the beach one day. Leo is exactly the kind of guy Nolan would want…if he could allow himself to act on his desires. Leo has been dealing with demons of his own. His older brother brought him to Sutter's Bay hoping it'd help Leo put his past behind him.
Lauren Dane Lush (Delicious #3) Berkley Trade | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe… Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.
April is going to be a great month! Look at my wish list: Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) Roux, Abigail Apr 01, 2013 After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the Bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past...more
L.A. Witt Something New Under the Sun (Falling Sky #2) Riptide Publishing | January 21, 2013 | 212 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Liam Lansing is heir to a prominent family of bio-modified vampires. That is, until he chooses the wrong lover and is cast down to the Gutter to scrape for his life. Daniel Harding is heir to Cybernetix and a prince of the corporate Sky. That is, until his ideology drives his father to put a price on his head, forcing him into the Gutter. But Daniel and Liam won’t vanish meekly into the smog. Together, they plan to rip open the hidden corruption that runs the Sky—for vengeance, for justice, and for hope.
Rhys Ford Sinner’s Gin Dreamspinner Press, December 24, 2012 | 260 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: There’s a dead man in Miki St. John’s vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there. After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner’s Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki’s car, Miki fears Death isn’t done with him yet.
Sloan Parker How To Save A Life (The Haven, #1) Loose Id, January 15, 2013 | 378 pages, 111,000+ words Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Reporter Kevin Price has a knack for tripping over his own feet. And everyone else's. He's in over his head undercover at the Haven, a swanky gay sex club, determined to find out why members of the club keep vanishing. Five minutes inside and he can no longer deny the truth about his sexuality. He turns to the one man he can't get out of his head, the sexy ex-cop handling security. Too bad Kevin doesn't trust cops. Not since the only night he let himself be with another man. Walter Simon doesn't do the club scene anymore. Not since he found love and lost it. That doesn't mean he'll let anyone hurt more innocent gay men. Even if that means going head-to-head with the klutzy, closeted, much-younger reporter. Kevin has information about the disappearances. Better to keep him close. And safe.
Melanie Tushmore The Green-Eyed Monster (Crucifox, #1) Storm Moon Press, March 1, 2013 | 99,000 words Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Sky Somers is an ex-traveler; the son of a folk musician and a new age hippy. Sky's form of rebellion is electric guitars, and he wants his own band. His desire is to set the world to rights through music. Brandon Cruikshank is new to London, recently arrived from Glasgow. Charismatic, charming; a natural born performer. Brandon is openly bisexual, with a penchant for dressing in women's clothes. His desire is to be adored. From the moment Sky meets Brandon, he knows he has to have him. Brandon, in turn, wants Sky. But that's when it becomes clear they both have very different desires in mind.
Summer Devon Taming the Bander Samhain Publishing, February 26, 2013 | 213 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: He thought he had nothing left to lose…until he lost his heart. Jake will be forever grateful to the man who rescued him and brought him to an animal preserve to live. It’s the perfect home for a bander, a type of shifter known to be notoriously taciturn. Now Jake runs the place, and he’s content with the hard truth that he’ll always be alone. Summer visitors are a necessary evil. And Vaughn Prentiss is exactly the sort of tourist that gets on Jake’s last nerve. A happy-go-lucky, carefree, trust-fund baby.
Erica Pike's College Fun and Gays is a series of short stories. Each story is independent of the others and covers a deep issue. So far I've read four of the five stories and enjoyed them very much as hot short reads with interesting topics. The fifth story has yet to be released. I really like Erica Pike's writing style, which I first came across in her novel A Life Without You (you can find my review here). Her characters are three-dimensional and can be pictured very easily, even when they only feature in one of her short stories. Additionally, her stories always have something memorable embedded which make them stand out from the rest. Let's take a closer look: Hot Hands (College Fun and Gays #1) No Boundaries Press, January 4, 2012 | 28 pages | Buy link
March appears to become another good month for M/M romance lovers. There are many anticipated releases on my list. Here’s a selection: The Pawn (Against the Odds, #1) by Sherwood, Kate Release date: Mar 01, 2013 Adam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite, but he can’t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass—people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him safe. Living with that knowledge is uncomfortable to say the least. When Adam meets Remy Stone, his discomfort becomes intolerable. Get in, seduce his target, give him all he c...more
Amelia C. Gormley Acceleration (Impulse #2) Amelia C. Gormley (self published), November 30, 2012 | 192 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: GAINING MOMENTUM Gavin Hayes is everything Derrick could ask for in a lover. Gorgeous. Passionate. Great in bed. Derrick finds it very easy to just let himself go, to let Gavin guide him and teach him all the things he missed during a decade of celibacy. In the course of a single weekend, Derrick’s routine is transformed, his mornings and evenings filled with sex. Sweet, seductive, wild, or raunchy, Gavin offers Derrick all the pleasure he’s denied himself for so long.
Olivia Duncan Craig Out of the Ashes ODC Press (self published), July 31, 2012 | 162 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Young Noah hadn't any idea how quickly his world could turn upside down. One minute, he was living, happy and secure, with a doting father and grandmother to look after him. The next, his father is dead, his grandmother is confined to her sickbed, and the only other family he has left is his new stepmother and her two children. Taken far from his home, worked hard and hidden away from the world, Noah hasn't much to look forward to, growing up. Until one day, Matthew, a handsome neighbor, comes riding up to him like a knight on his charger. It's love at first sight, at least as far as Noah is concerned.
Amelia C. Gormley Inertia (Impulse #1) Smashwords (self published), July 19, 2012 | 182 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Quiet, down-to-earth Detroit handyman Derrick Chance has had enough loss for a lifetime and he has no intention of ever risking his heart again. Living alone in the old house his grandparents left him, with only his dog and a few close friends for companionship, he has written off the possibility of romance or even sex. He refuses to consider himself lonely, or wonder what he might be missing. His life is organized, predictable, and, best of all, risk-free.
K.A. Mitchell Wish List (Red Hot Holiday) Carina Press, December 3, 2012 | 79 pages/ 26,000 words Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Blindfolds. Handcuffs. Submission. There's so much Jonah Kendrick hasn't tried, and so much he wants to explore. But just before Christmas he finds a ring box in his boyfriend's desk. Jonah panics. He loves Evan and their sex is hot, but how can Jonah be ready for forever, when there are so many items on his Naughty Bucket List? Desires that might drive Evan away. Evan's noticed Jonah has been distant. His usually talkative and cheerful boyfriend is preoccupied. The seemingly straitlaced Evan stumbles across Jonah's wish list of sexual kinks, and Evan realizes he may not have to hide his true nature from Jonah after all. The Dom in him wants to see Jonah on his knees, begging, submitting, but Evan isn't sure Jonah's ready to accept what being Evan's sub would mean.
Josephine Myles Screwing the System Samhain Publishing, February 12, 2013 | 280 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: He’s nobody’s bitch. Until he gets a ride on the bitch seat. Forced to apply for a job he doesn’t want, Cosmo Rawlins has only one aim in mind: fail the interview and get back to making music. Except his attempt to shock the older, sharp-suited Alasdair Grant doesn’t have the desired effect. Instead of getting thrown out of the office by flaunting an interest in BDSM, Cosmo finds himself on his knees, apologizing to the sexy, good-looking Top. Alasdair has more important things on his mind than training a novice sub, especially a rebellious bad boy like Cosmo. But there’s something beneath the younger man’s defiant attitude that’s too intriguing to ignore.
Poppy Dennison Body Magic (Triad, #2) Dreamspinner Press, September 10, 2012 | 206 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: A pack is only as strong as its weakest member. Rocky Harris knows how the system works. He’s been on the bottom rung his whole life. But when his alpha consigns him to the High Moon Pack to help them improve security, he finds his beliefs not just challenged but outright assaulted. Cade Montgomery’s confidence took a hit when the pack’s cubs were kidnapped on his watch. He’s prepared to do anything to protect his family, even if it means working with Rocky. Maybe Cade doesn’t trust Rocky, but with the turmoil surrounding pack Alpha Gray’s unpopular decision to break tradition and mate with a mage named Simon, Cade knows more threats are coming.
S.E. Jakes Free Falling SEJ (self published) | December 5, 2012 | 150 pages Author’s website | Goodreads | Buy book here Backblurb: Sometimes falling in love is the most dangerous thing of all... Blue’s a thief who lives for adrenaline and danger. When he meets Mick, a mercenary and a hitter, he feels an immediate attraction. But Mick reneges on a bet they’ve made, leaving Blue pissed and confused. When they meet again a year later, Blue’s in terrible danger after having walked into the middle of one of Mick’s jobs. Mick saves him, and although the two men have fallen for one another, they have no idea how to handle that kind of intimacy that's been forced on them.