It's time once again for a new session of Roost Recommendations. I'm tooting my own horn and including my newly published story, Dark Matters because of course I am. Now, without further ado, let's get to it!
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At Her Service
Author: Kari Trenten
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT Fiction
The story is a WIP. Here are a few sentences.
“I know, Mother.” I could almost hear her rolling her eyes. “You’ve told me this story countless times.”
Author: Aurora Springer
Pre-Order Link: https://amzn.to/3vhdlaC
Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?
Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.
Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion of the Flaming Comets Triad?
Follow the adventures of the three brothers of the Flaming Comets Triad in Baswin, Book 5 in Taxyon Space.
Bet on Me (Green Rising Book 3)
Author: Shari Elder
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Buy Link: This book is a WIP. You can purchase the first two books in the series through this link. https://amzn.to/3fXj4fo
Last week, we met our heroine, Rianne Liu, in a Spaceport slum bar talking with Sam Ryder, our hero, who is a Casino Lord. They discover they are both on route to the planet of Jin Macao, where cyborgs security guards just walked off their job. Sam’s last lines to Rianne are — “You might be good to have around. It’s more dangerous since the cyborgs walked off their jobs.”
Today’s snippet follows directly from there.
Change of Plans
Author: Addison Albright
Genre: M/M Romance, Fantasy
Change of Plans is a novella (~32k words) coming to JMS Books in July. Change of Plans completes a series/trilogy, following The Contingency Plan and The Best-Laid Plans.
Once upon a time, two handsome young princes fell in love, faced down adversity, and lived happily-ever-after…until one romantic evening, they unwittingly ate a confection laced with a mind-wiping toxin.
Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven blindsided Prince Marcelo of Sheburat when he used The Contingency Plan embedded in a peace treaty to marry the naïve young prince. Now, Marcelo is shocked again when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, in an unfamiliar land, in the arms of a stranger who’s taking such liberties!
Will that ignominious new beginning to their relationship doom their chances at rekindling their love? Or will Efren’s giddiness and the less formal surroundings of Zioneven propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?
Marcelo and Efren have forgotten more than their love. On their journey home to Zioneven, their Best-Laid Plans went awry when Marcelo was abducted. Now, neither remembers the unexpected strength of character and ingenuity Marcelo manifested to survive his harrowing ordeal, or Efren’s frantic search for his new husband.
Were Marcelo and Efren specifically targeted for the Forget-Me-Not poisoning, or were they the victims of a random assault? Is this new attack related to Marcelo’s abduction and his sister’s death? Will Marcelo revert to his old mild-mannered, unassuming self, or will he step up to prove he’s the same brave man his new family claims he is amid the fresh danger swirling around them?
…and a limerick 😁:
There once was a handsome young prince,
whose naïveté made himself wince.
He was a huge fan
of “The Contingency Plan,”
till a drug turned his memory to mince.
…and a haiku 😄:
They fell in love once.
But can they do it again?
I know it isn't a book. Please be sure to check out my and other Charity Sunday posts for May. https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/05/charity-sunday-help-with-taras-medical.html
Dark Matters (Satellite Blues Book 1)
Author: Team Netherworld
Genre: Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction, Dystopian
Buy Link: http://bit.ly/SatBluesDarkMatAZ
All but two of the crew of the Terran Ark Ship Star Rover have perished from infection by a variant strain of the Marburg virus. Technician Cherry Payne spends her days working on the ship, tending to the gardens, remembering her lost daughter Sunny, and attempting to maintain the fragile peace between herself and the Star Rover's only other survivor, technician Myron Gwozdz.
The Dragon's Devotion
Author: Antonia Aquilante
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3incwJU
You can also get The Dragon's Devotion, along with Antonia's other books, 50% off at NineStar Press with code PRIDE2021 through the month of June.
Corentin is a scholar with a secret—his magical Talent allows him to turn into a dragon, and he isn’t alone in that ability. Long ago, dragons were hunted fiercely, until they went into hiding, becoming things of legend. Corentin has traveled the world with one aim—to protect his people and keep their secret safe. Drawn to the principality of Tournai by news of someone close to discovering that secret, he hopes to avert suspicion. His attraction to the too-serious Bastien isn’t convenient for his purpose, but it isn’t something he can ignore either.
Lord Bastien, Earl of Ardesia, inherited his title unexpectedly when his parents were killed in a sailing accident along with the parents of his cousin, Prince Philip. Since then, Bastien has devoted his life to the obligations of his family and estate—so much so, that it has caused tension between him and his siblings. His world is further shaken when he receives an anonymous letter informing him that the tragic boating accident may, in fact, have been murder. Bastien throws himself into investigating whether the allegations are true and finding out who killed his parents.
As Corentin and Bastien become closer, the mystery of Bastien’s parents’ death draws him further into danger. Corentin feels compelled to protect Bastien, but the threat is closer than they know. Now, Corentin must decide whether preserving his secret—and potentially his people’s safety—is more important than saving the man he loves.
Embers and Flame
Author: Sadie Jay
Genre: M/M Romance
The story is a WIP. Here is a blurb.
After an amicable breakup, Charles “Cherry” Andrews’ ex left him the couch, the bed, and the camping equipment. Replacing the noises of St. Louis with crickets and birdsong at his favorite campground feels like the perfect vacation. He’d hoped to prove to himself that he’s fine on his own, but instead of finding inner-peace, he’s simply bored. His evening becomes instantly more interesting when a gorgeous guy with a loud motorcycle pulls into the neighboring campsite.
Ben Torres hopes that a cross-country motorcycle tour will help him find his own peace after his mother’s recent death, but a faulty tailpipe curtails his plans within hours of leaving home. Luckily for him, the cute redhead in the next camp spot happily shares his fishing equipment as well as offering taxi service during a week-long search for parts.
An unexpected kiss on their last day together leads to an afternoon of discovery that turns into a summer romance that in turn becomes a long distance relationship in the fall. Everything would be wonderful if they could spend the rest of their lives in a tent by a lake. But Cherry’s overly involved ex-boyfriend sticks his nose where it isn’t wanted and Ben’s 17-year-old son has a hard time accepting his father’s bisexuality. Two-hundred miles may be the least of the challenges they face.
For the Long Run
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Genre: Erotic Horror, Mystery Erotica, M/M Erotica
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2SZXmiY
What if your life was a lie?
From the outside Jay’s life seems idyllic, a twenty-something, runs his family’s business with high disposable income and freedom. The reality, is Jay’s life is dictated by a bigoted, controlling, abusive father who insists Jay simply can’t be gay. Jay yearns for his own life with a dominant man, but it’s an out-of-reach pipe dream. When he meets trained Dom, Eric, the most Jay can hope for is the occasional one-night-stand or quick fling.
Eric has his heart set on Jay, and not only for more than one night. Jay is the type of sub Eric could easily spend the rest of his life with, fall in love with. While trying to navigate winning Jay’s love, Eric’s life is further complicated by chasing down a killer who may be something other than human.
When Jay is targeted, Eric wants only to protect him. Can he save Jay’s life and win his heart as well?
The Fourth Victim
Author: Beverly Bateman
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Post Link: https://www.beverleybateman.com/sara-hooks/
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3cbVxpI
Sara’s emotionally abusive husband dies unexpectedly. She’s struggling to reclaim the intelligent, independent person she was before she married. She vows never to let a man take over her life again. Now she’s part of a special team, training to help other women.
Mac is has been responsible for training women in special ops techniques so they are prepared when they are challenged to save other women. When he meets Sara sparks fly between them. He wants her to quit the training and let him take care of her.
Sara graduates and now she and her team have to save Sara’s daughter from a serial killer. Can Mac step back and trust her in a dangerous situation? Can Sara and Mac resolve their issues, or will they go in opposite directions?
From the Dark Past I: Lost in this Masquerade
Author: Team Netherworld
Genre: Gothic Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal
Post Link: There is no post link for this story at this time.
Buy Link: http://bit.ly/FTDPIAZ
Renowned husband and wife archaeologists Lachlan Schaeffer and Zaidy Ruggieri and their team have discovered a pair of corpses entangled in an eternal embrace in an Irish bog. Speculations about how the pair got there run rampant. It is up to Zaidy and her clairvoyant abilities to learn the truth about the star-crossed pair.
The H Gene
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: M/M Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
A full length MM erotic romance novel, only 99 cents at the following booksellers:
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When love is forbidden, the whole world’s a prison.
Dylan Moore will do anything for freedom. Seven years ago, a gay plague spread to heterosexuals, killing millions and sparking brutal anti-gay riots. The Guardians rounded up men who tested positive for the homogene and imprisoned them in remote quarantine centers like desolate Camp Malheur. Since then, Dylan has hacked the camp's security systems and hoarded spare bits of electronics, seeking some way to escape. He has concluded the human guards are the only weakness in the facility's defenses.
Camp guard Rafe Cowell is H-negative. He figures the lust he feels watching prisoner 3218 masturbate on the surveillance cameras must be due to his loneliness and isolation. When he finally meets the young queer, he discovers that Dylan is brilliant, brave, sexy as hell — and claims to be in love with Rafe. Despite his qualms, Rafe finds he can't resist the other man's charm. By the time Dylan asks for his help in escaping, Rafe cares too much for Dylan to refuse.
Dylan's plan goes awry and Rafe comes to his rescue. Soon they're both fugitives, fleeing from militant survivalists, murderous androids, homophobic ideologues and a powerful man who wants Dylan as his sexual toy. Hiding in the Plague-ravaged city of Sanfran, Dylan and Rafe learn there's far more than their own safety at stake. Can they help prevent the deaths of millions more people? And can Rafe trust the love of a man who deliberately seduced him in order to escape from quarantine?
Heiress of the Nile
Author: Veronica Scott
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Post Links: https://veronicascott.wpcomstaging.com/2021/05/22/no-time-for-errands-weekend-writing-warriors/
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3fImW3D
1550 BCE – Forced by a vengeful Pharaoh to flee for her life and hide in the poorest section of Thebes, Lady Pebatma has scraped and struggled to support her ailing mother and young brother for the past two years. Now, out of funds with the rent to pay and no possessions left to sell, she begs the goddess Hathor for help. With a new pharaoh taking the throne, surely something can be done…
A powerful general in command of the army and best friend to Pharaoh, Marnamaret has everything a nobleman in Egypt could desire…except for true love. He refuses to settle for less. On a whim, he prays to Hathor to send him the woman of his dreams.Will the goddess answer these heartfelt petitions? And if she does, will Shai the god of Fate allow the course of two lives to be changed by love? For none can deny Fate….
Author’s Note: This is a connected series. Heiress of the Nile can be read as a standalone. Although it’s my newest novel, the story falls between Priestess and Warrior timewise and is set in the early days of this Pharaoh’s reign.
Hidden Gypsy Magic
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mystery
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3uJSCLq
The Salem Wildlife Sanctuary is Gwen Taylor’s life work. Her Irish Gypsy heritage provides a hidden talent she uses to help the creatures under her care. But even her magical skills can’t help new rescues in dire need of veterinary care.
The opportunity of signing on as the vet for Gwen’s sanctuary dropped into Brock Scutter’s lap after he expanded his practice to include wildlife. The personal attraction he and Gwen experience is undeniable the more their professional and personal lives collide.
Touring the only “non-haunted” house in Salem they both feel a spark of magic. A trip to his family’s cabin uncovers a heritage he didn’t know existed. If they want a future together, it means facing the consequences of awakening hidden Gypsy magic and a race against the clock to correct past wrongs.
Magic and Steel
Author: Helen Henderson
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Post Link: https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2021/06/hooked-on-first-change-attack-mfrwhooks.html
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2S3nycq
The Lady Mairin Alidryer of the Dragshi searched for the one man in the world intended to be her mate. However, the man she left behind when she gained the freedom of flight refused to accept the truth that she did not love him. Now the head of a band of raiders, her former suitor turned stalker swore to have Mairin on her knees in front of him.
All that stands between his plans is the true human, Kedar, wielder of the enspelled sword called Mt’wan Comraich. But will the steel of the Protector of Mt’wan be enough.
Bodyguard to the Lady Mairin, Kedar dared not fail in his duty—or more dangerous—love her. For like the true dragons, the shifters mated for life in this world and the one beyond.
The Moon Priestess
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: Erotica, LGBT Gay, Ménage à Trois, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Novella, m/m, m/m/f
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3uDO8Gp
Her nightmares warn of impending doom on her home, Atlantis, but how to ensure her people’s survival? And why has her lover fallen for a mysterious stranger, bewitched and intrigued to the point he isn’t listening to her anymore, to her who is the only Moon Priestess?
Author: Lil DeVille
Genre: M/M Erotica, Sci-Fi
Post Links: http://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/05/peregrines-briny-obsession-mfrwhooks.html
The book is currently available as a PDF for subscribers to the Naughty Netherworld Press Patreon.
Readers can purchase the first five books in the Cloned Heat series through this link. Just 99 cents each, or free with Kindle Unlimited.
After escaping from the clutches of submissive mad scientist General Darden Uffe Bissette and his dangerously seductive amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm, renegade military officer Colonel Zaccheus Ionescu, and runaway roughneck Iker Macauley brought their captivated comrades to the mysterious monks at Temple Bratuns.
Ohannes was swiftly swayed from his obsession with Finn by the tender touch of the handsome young Brother Vishal Mohammad Beumers. Peregrine Varga, however, remains deeply in Finn’s thrall. Can the monks work their lusty magic on the mesmerized roughneck, or is Iker fated to lose his best friend with benefits to the merman’s infectious kiss?
Author: W. Lynn Chantale
Genre: Sports Romance, Erotic Romance
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Rf22Rv
Benjamin Douglas or Sir Casanova had a reputation to live up to, known for tossing roses to beautiful women in the audience and stealing a smooch or two on the way in or out of the ring, well its all part of the act. Many believe the hype of his philandering when he’s away from his 10 y/o daughter, including his next door neighbor Serena Jameson.
Serena Jameson has had a crush on the single dad since she saw him tumbling with his daughter in the backyard, but she knows his altar ego is a playboy, yet her heart tells her it’s all an act. After he treats his daughter like the treasure she is, still Serena can’t get past the womanizing image. Yet she gives him a chance.
When an unexpected visitor emerges from Ben’s past the challenges faced will put their relationship to the test. Will the couple have a chance to endure to the last bell or will one tap out before the match has even begun?
Someone Else's Shoes
Author: Aldrea Alien
Genre: Adult Fairy Tales, Transgender Romance
Buy (Pre-Order) Link: https://amzn.to/3z44Jqf
Originally published in the USA Today Bestselling anthology, Once Upon Another World, the story is being released on its own in November 2021. This story is a lesbian retelling of Cinderella set in the spellster universe.
Song and a Shadow
Author: P.T. Wyant
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance
Buy Link: This story is a prequel to the author's book Song and Sword. The buy link is for Song and Sword.
Pashevel and Hierik are still at Hierik’s birthday party.
These Haunted Hills
Author: Jana Denardo
The story is a WIP. Here is a sample.
Josh is seeing Brendan for the first time since he returned from Columbus.
“I got back a little while ago.” Brendan set his computer side so he could stand. “Did the raccoons mess with your camera again?”
Author: Iris Blobel
Post Links: http://irisblobel.com/snippetsunday230521/
Buy Link: https://amzn.to/34ikxYm
She loves the feel of his skin beneath her hands …
Lexie Marshall packs up and moves 3,000 km east with her daughter Zoe, to forget and move on. Now, all that matters is her daughter and her new job. She tries hard to stay focussed, but the sexy and extremely kind park ranger, Jesse, is not making it easy. And when her husband shows up in the small coastal town creating chaos, all she can do is hang on and trust her new friends.
After his last girlfriend walked out on him, Jesse Parker is doing just fine on his own. Until his accidental meeting with single mother Lexie, when he rescues her and her daughter from getting lost in the forest. But when her past catches up with her, he is right in the middle of it all and it might ruin his career.
Will returning to her old life be the only chance to save his career?
Author: Edward Hoornaert
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Post Links: https://eahoornaert.com/2021/05/25/mfrwhooks-71/
Buy Link: This book is a WIP.
Teegan Dayle is a driven businesswoman whose company grows houses. When her three estranged sisters plan a triple wedding, she’s determined to show them her life is perfect — so she needs a gorgeously handsome wedding date to wow them.
Sterling, her roommate’s brother, is a handsome loner. When Teegan asks him to be her fake date, he refuses — until he learns that amazing new creatures will be at the wedding. He’s determined to be the first to study them, even if it means pretending to love a woman he doesn’t get along with.
How far will they have to take the pretense? All the way?
Booker is a naïve young Apprentice Cupid whose job is to make a match for Teegan — but not with Sterling. Can he break up matches as well as he makes them?
Twirl and Dip
Author: Karen Michelle Nutt
Buy Link: This story is a WIP
Eastyn has her soda shop to run and specialty ice creams to create. Only the place is falling apart, and she may have a haunted jukebox that chooses songs to communicate. If things couldn't get any more complicated, Drake, her ex-fiancé, returns home after five years on the road with his rock band, Never Mind the Damage.
Eastyn vows not to fall for Drake's charms again, but when you have a lifetime of memories with the man, the heart seems not to care about pledges. Her haunted jukebox believes choosing the right song to twirl and dip to is the answer to everything. However, Eastyn isn't convinced. She wants to know if Drake is home for good, or will he break her heart all over again?