[SIWTGI] Happily Ever Asher Series by Nash Summers

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


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BookFish Books LLC
Pub Date   June 2019 – July 2019
Genres     Romance, Fairy Tale Elements, Contemporary, New Adult, M/M Romance
Amazon (Book 1) | Amazon (Book 2) | Amazon (Book 3)
Book 1 – GoodReads | Book 2 – GoodReads | Book 3 – GoodReads


Description for Book 1: When Red Cried Wolf

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

It’s probably one of the reasons he makes such a fantastic matchmaker, love guru, and romance expert. And now that he’s in college, it’s finally his turn to shine.

Asher’s relationship advice column in the school newspaper is his strongest matchmaking instrument, especially when it comes to helping hopeless romantics find their soulmates.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

There’s a damsel in distress Asher’s best friend thinks is a psychopath, a handsome prince Asher can’t stop drooling over, and a huge, mysterious roommate Asher can’t help but pester.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

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The main romance arc spans across all three novellas. When Red Cried Wolf contains little romance but sets up for the rest of the series.

When Red Cried Wolf is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 2:  Golden Boy and the Two Bears

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

His column is thriving, fellow students trust him with their relationship woes, and he’s on his A-game when it comes to matchmaking. At least, matchmaking other than his own.

After a heartfelt letter written to his column, Asher is set on aiding the two love-struck heroes who desperately need his help.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

Randy and Red can’t stop passing looks whenever Asher voices his plans;, the handsome Christopher might not be quite what Asher expected, and his dark, mysterious roommate, Morgan, might have a surprise or two up his sleeve.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

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Golden Boy and the Two Bears is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 3: A King in Wonderland

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

Or at least he was, until it all came crashing down.

He made a mistake. And even Asher himself, arranger of marriages and aider of lovesick hearts, doesn’t know how to fix it.

And like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

His inability to focus on love has turned his column into a disaster, his best friends are acting weirder than usual,  Christopher turns out to be a man of many surprises, and Morgan, well…

Maybe this time it does matter. Because when Asher’s heart finally realizes what he’s been looking for all along, it may be too late.

And too broken.

But there might just be a shred of hope somewhere deep down in his heart. Maybe Asher can fix everything and have his prince charming.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?


INITIAL REACTION

I won’t lie… it’s the GORGE covers that initially drew me in. Definitely think whoever designed these KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. Wow, wow, wow! Then I read the descriptions and I’m 100% down for WHATEVER they are doing.

DISCUSS

Anyone read this series yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

[WTRO2] Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.



brave face

Simon Pulse
Pub Date  May 21, 2019
Genres     Nonfiction, Memoir, Autobiography, LGBTQUAI+
Goodreads


Description

Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”

Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.

A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality.

Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.


INITIAL REACTION

TBH, I’m actually NOT the biggest fan of memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies. I have nothing against them, I just tend not to wast–EHEM–spend my money on them. XD EVEN IF THEY’RE AMAZING.

But this one sounds promising, and I absolutely LOVE the quote:

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”

Because I can SO relate.

DISCUSS

What do you guys think? Sound like a winner or a flop? Leave a comment below!

[SIWTGI] Ascension series by Heather Letto

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


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BookFish Books LLC
Pub Date   April 2014 / June 2015
Genres     Science Fiction, Dystopian, YA
Amazon (Book 1) | Amazon (Book 2) | GoodReads


Description for Book 1: Impervious

The residents of Impervious are the remnant—the survivors of the War of Annihilation. And though the city is chockfull of pleasures to tantalize and entertain, a beast lurks in the corners, haunting the residents with its presence.

The Beast—a mysterious and terminal illness killed off most of Generations One, Two, and Three. And as Gen-Four prepares to take the stage, a provocative, yet questionable, new method to avoid an untimely death incites a cultural rage.

But Fran lives counter-culture, off the grid in true rebel fashion. With a life far from opulent, she scurries through dark tunnels, searching for hot meals with Pete while ditching the holographic security team. To her, it’s a healthy trade-off. Unaccountability means The Council can’t steal her sliver of hope―a belief that she’ll see The Epoch arrive before The Beast can pull her into its fetid embrace.

After losing her mother and then her Rebel mentor, Fran stumbles upon a miraculous discovery that may save the residents of Impervious. That is, if she can outrun The Beast…

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Description for Book 2: Implanted

After a narrow escape from the city of Impervious, Fran’s heart aches for the ones she left behind. Will her brother ever connect the dots? And, what about Pete? Could he, along with the remaining Rebels, have survived the Council’s violent oppression?

As Fran ponders the fate of her friends, an even more disturbing revelation drops into her world—the knowledge that she, along with anyone who had lived underground remains implanted with the sinister presence of the Council. A fate rendering her powerless to save.

Yet one with pure blood, untouched by the Council’s defiling, lives among them. Could he be the new lifeline of hope? Is salvation of the city worth risking the life of this one-and-only?


I won’t lie… it’s the cover for the second book that drew me in more than anything else. XD When I read the description I was less intrigued, but the description for the FIRST BOOK — WOAH. Okay. Where do I sign up to start reading??

Anyone read it yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

Book Haul: …Which Comes Waaay Too Soon After The Last (Aha… ha… fuck)

*peaks inside and wiggles fingers at you all*

Aha… hi, y’all! 😀 Bet you weren’t expecting to see me so soon, now were ya?

Yeaahhh… so about that. XD As per usual, my next monthly shipment/installment/requesting pool of books come in and… well… OBVIOUSLY I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL.

The good thing though is that I have a nice long weekend ahead of me with LOTS of opportunity to read and cut down some of this monstrously long TBR.

Anywho… >___> Imma just… leave these here… Yeah. *EHEM* Enjoy. ❤

 


 

REQUESTED / FOR REVIEW

Things Unseen (The Long Forgotten Song, #1) by C.J. Brightley
Awake, Chimera by Justine Graykin
Spindle by W. R. Gingell
Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice by Jamie Brindle
Surrounded by Crimson (Sumeria’s Sons, #4) by Lexi Ander
Beneath the Scales by Aurora Peppermint
Polaris Awakening edited by VARIOUS
The Monstrous by Ellen Datlow

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A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

Book Haul: …Which Is Bigger Than Big Because It’s Two Month’s Worth (Aha… ha)

Book Haul mania, guys! Truthfully, I wish I could say I’ve gotten the chance to read through most of these already… but, in fact, I’ve barely looked at them since purchasing/being gifted/winning/ requesting/or otherwise receiving them. 8D

As the title suggests, this haul is extra, EXTRA large because it’s a compilation of this month AND last month’s haul. (Maybe even a bit of the month before??? IDK WOW I’M SO BEHIND HAHAHAhaha… ehh… crap.)

Nevertheless, here we are! 😀

Definitely lemme know if any of them catch your eye or if you’ve read any of these titles yourself. I get the feeling that most of these are going to be pretty good-if-not-FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC-ONES, so I’d love to get some feedback if you’ve read and enjoyed ’em. (Or if you hated ’em, tell me why!)

As always , the links will take you to their GoodReads or NetGalley page, so if you’re interested, click away to read the description~~

 


 

PURCHASED

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Running With The Wind (Mermen of Ea, #3) by Shira Anthony
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The King of Forever (Scarlet and the White Wolf, #4) by Kirby Crow
A Boy And His Dragon (Beings In Love, #2) by R. Cooper
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs, Kelly Bastow (Illustrator)
The Legend of the Ditto Twins by Jerry Douglas
The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates

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Another Day (Every Day, #2) by David Levithan
The Dinosaur Lords (The Dinosaur Lords, #1) by Victor Milan
Penn’s Woodland by David Connor
The Long Journey Home by Cassandra Pierce
The Homecoming by J. Scott Coatsworth
Dangerous Concoctions (Curvy Assignments, #2) by Victoria Bright
Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You And I (Todo Lo Que Podriamos Haber Sido Tu Y Yo Si No Fueramos Tu Y Yo)  by Albert Espinosa
Hunter of Demons (SPECTR, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
A Neophyte’s Tale (Netherwalker, #.05) by CK Dawn
The Dragon’s Curse by Victoria Zagar
The Crying Game by Kol Anderson
Alien Love by Stan Schatt
A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
Misery’s Way: A Kit Colbana World Story (Colbana Files #4.5) by J. C. Daniels
The King’s Sword by C. J. Brightley
Prodigal (The Lost Imperials #2) by Tyler Jolley &Sherry D. Ficklin
Scarred Souls by T. T. Kove
Seventh by Rachel White
The Harem Master (Tales of Tavamara, #3) by Megan Derr
Stormbringer (Book of Wyrd, #2) by Alis Franklin
The Australian by Lesley Young
Lilliput by Sam Gayton, Alice Ratteree (Illustrator)
Picturing The Apocalypse by Natasha & Anthony O’Hear
Archimedes Nesselrode by Justine Graykin
Saronna’s Gift by Carmen Webster Buxton
The Society of the Preservation of C. J. Henderson
Corrupts Absolutely?: Dark Metahuman Fiction edited by Lincoln Crisler
Transcendence by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Earthrise (Her Instruments, #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth
Cold Faith by Shaune Lafferty Webb
It’s Like This by Anne O’Gleadra
Like Stolen Pearl by Talya Andor
Drifter Volume 1: Out of the Night by Ivan Brandon
Twisted Dark, Volume 1 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 2 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 3
by Neil Gibson
Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub
Behind Story (Volume #1) by Narae Ahn
October Faction Volume 1 (October Faction, #1) by Steve Niles
A Glance Backward by Tony Sandoval
Let’s Eat Ramen and Other Doujinshi Short Stories by Nagumo
Spread, Vol. 1: No Hope by Justin Jordan
Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Lazaro

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Omorphi (Hope, #1) by C. Kennedy

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Soulless by T. Baggins
The Mussel Eater by Octavia Cade
In Her Head, In Her Eyes by Yukimi Ogawa
Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang

MANGA
Ten Count [1] [2] by Rihito Takarai
Dia Game by Kotora Byaku
Tsume to Toge by Tooko Miyagi
HAL by Makano Aoi
Dramatical Murder 1 by Nitro+CHiRAL
Ai to Kairaku no Jouken by Kanda Neko
Shuuten Unknown [1] [2] by Sugiura Shiho
Torikago Syndrome [1] [2] by Samamiya Akaza
5 CATS by Amatu Risa
Sakabu no Oujisama by Shushushu Sakurai
Karen by Yamada Shiro & Kaoru Iwamoto

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A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

[SIWTGI] Adverse Effects (Saving Caeorleia, Book II) by Alicia Nordwell

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


Torquere Press
Pub Date   March 11 2015
Genres     LGBTQUIA, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense
Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | GoodReads

To find the first book, CHECK HERE.


Description

Dade, human-Caeorleian hybrid and ex-military grunt, doesn’t fit in—not with humans, not with aliens, not anywhere. He’s always on the outskirts, angry, and people aren’t sure they can trust him. When he encounters a compatible tziu named Yaseke, secrets, misunderstandings, and attacks nearly prevent the two from making a connection Dade sorely needs. Even after they unite, Dade and Yaseke face challenges that two newly joined males should never have to endure.

From traitorous council members, to sadistic aliens who plan to sell them as slaves, to meeting a mysterious race of revered aliens called Collectors, Dade and Yaseke manage to stay together—and even rescue two youths related to Yaseke, who’ve lost their parents to the same betrayer.

Someone from Dade’s past is at the root of everything he’s suffered. No way can he let them get away with what they’re planning, but Dade isn’t sure he can stop them on his own. If he doesn’t let go of his isolation and risk the pain letting others in will bring, he’ll never save Caeorleia in time.


I won’t lie… it’s the cover that drew me in more than anything else. XD I’m hoping this one proves to be an interesting read?

Anyone read it yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

[SIWTGI] One Warlock’s Love Story: That Stormy Knight (Book IV) by Shad O. Walker

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


Torquere Press
Pub Date   March 11 2015
Genres     LGBTQUIA, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Torquere Press | Amazon | GoodReads


Description

In a world where shape shifters are openly bisexual, vampires have insatiable sex drives, and warlocks emit pheromones that make everyone around them horny, Zander Knight finds himself at a crossroads. He emerges from a coma with the realization that that he may be the only living being in the world that is part vampire, part magical and part shape shifter.

Unable to understand or control his new powers, his condition puts him at odds with his family who is at the very center of a movement to end supernatural race mixing. If that weren’t enough, he is being forced to choose between his place in the House of Aleph and his position as the Alpha mate for his lover and pack leader, Zuri Tau Long.

Just as Zander’s world is changing, so is the supernatural community. New threats arise as different factions of vampires, shifters and magicals fight to take their place in the new order.  Zander is left deciding between fighting for his family and friends, and fighting to save the world that he has come to know and love. This is more than just one warlock’s love story – this is a supernatural adventure.


I’ve heard good things about this series, so I’m hoping for something up to par. Maybe one days I’ll get my hands on a copy, but until then, it’s gets added to my never-eneding TBR list. xD

Anyone read it yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

Book Haul: …Which Is Already Half-Read (Just Lacking In Reviews)

Hey everyone~ Looks like it’s time for another haul. 🙂

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As the title suggests, I’ve actually gone through about half of these already, but just haven’t gotten around to writing up reviews for them yet.

/tries not to remind self of utter fail on that note

ANYWAY! Let’s nevermind all that though! Check out my latest haul and lemme know if any of you are reading these (or at least find some of them interesting). I’m real curious if anyone else found themselves drawn to the covers and/or descriptions~~

The links will take you to their GoodReads page (or NetGalley page, for one or two that – for whatever reason – don’t have a GR page yet).


 

PURCHASED

Fairy Bound (Fairy Compacts, #3) by Katey Hawthorne
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
Sweet Blood of Mine (Overworld Chronciles, #1) by John Corwin
Unsung Giant by Jennifer Pendon

FOR REVIEW / ARCs

Ghost (Wolf’s-own, #1) by Carole Cummings
Wild Cats, around the globe with Suki and Finch (Volume #1)
 by Muhammad Tauhidul Iqbal Sampad (3-D Artist); Rebecca Merry Murdock & Isabel Iglesias
Hinges, Book One: Clockwork City by Meredith McClaren
Give to the Heart (Volume 1) by Wann
Give to the Heart (Volume 2) by Wann
Edward Scissorhands (Volume 1: Parts Unknown) by Kate Leth & Drew Rausch
Eden (Volume 2) by Bash
Roots & Fangs by Skye Eagleday & Ripley Sage
The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl, #2) by Laura Thalassa
Along Came a Wolf (The Yellow Hoods, #1) by Adam Dreece
Breadcrumb Trail (The Yellow Hoods, #2) by Adam Dreece
The Concealing (Spirit Warriors, #1) by D.E.L. Connor
Howl at the Moon, Liarus Detective Novel by Author
The Daring Assignment (The Curvy Assignments #1) by Victoria Bright
MUROR – ATLANTIS: 14,000 B.C. CHRONICLES by A. Serraa
Peripheral People (A Ylendrian Empire Novel) by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore
Down by Ally Blue
The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age, #1) by Andrea K Höst
Red-Line:The Shift by J. T. Bishop
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius
Waiting For April by Jaime Loren
The Soul Keeper Complete Boxset (Deceived, Destroyed & Descent#1-3) by L. A. Starkley

 

A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

[WTRO2] Peripheral People (A Ylendrian Empire Novel) by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore

WTRO2 is short for Want To Read Or Own, a feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book that has captured my interest recently. If I can swing it and get myself a copy, the book will again be featured among an upcoming book haul post.

Annnnd, for books that are part of a series, see SIWTGI.


Riptide Publishing
Pub Date   May 11 2015
Genres     Sci Fi & Fantasy
NetGalley Link-up


Description

Corwin Menivie and Nika Santivan are decorated veterans of the Imperial Enforcement Coalition, and are perfectly capable of solving cases the old-fashioned way. When they’re paired with Westley Tavera and Gavin Hale, the most powerful Reader/Ground team to emerge from the Psionics Academy, it could either be the best thing that’s ever happened to crime fighting, or the makings of a quadruple homicide.

During a routine investigation, West’s talent puts them on the trail of a brutal serial killer who traps his prey in a deadly mental playground. Then the killer starts baiting the team, laying psychic landmines at crime scenes and exposing IEC secrets. The strain of the case binds the agents closer together—so close that Nika and Gavin start sharing a room, and even the curmudgeonly Corwin finds himself as occupied with West as he is with the murders.

But as West’s visions of death grow more violent, the only way out for all of them may be straight through the mind of a monster. If they’re not careful, they may forget which side of the hunt they’re on.

[SIWTGI] Red Line (The Shift) by J. T. Bishop

Broad Universe
Pub Date   Nov 7 2014
Genres     Mystery & Thrillers, Sci Fi & Fantasy
NetGalley Link-up
GoodReads Giveaway


Description

Her fate…
Sarah Randolph believes she’s just an ordinary woman, at least until the day she meets Ramsey—a mysterious man who tells her that not only is she not ordinary…she’s not even human.

Depends on him…
John Sherlock Ramsey, an Earth-born Eudoran, is a Protector. He’s assigned to help Sarah complete her Shift, a period of intense transformation experienced by those of his species. But her Shift is different and risky, because she’s a Red-Line, a member of his kind not seen in over sixty years.

Yet she is the key to his survival…
As her abilities are revealed and the secrets of their destiny exposed, they must confront an assailant who shares Sarah’s unique origins and whose motives are far more sinister than anything Ramsey has ever encountered.

Will Sarah’s unique powers change their fate? Or will she prove to be Ramsey’s last assignment on earth and watch as her people succumb to extinction?

Part one of a three-part series.