Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books. I would like you to vote on a choice. Yes! You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month. I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy. I will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.
Male/Male Historical Romance with a Twist! One is a historical romantic suspense with a paranormal twist and the other is a sci-fi romance with a historical twist.
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk
#1 Whyborne and Griffin
Some things should stay buried.
Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he’s ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man.
So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn’t believe are real.
As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin’s rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne’s iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin’s secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?
My Highland Laird by J.L. Langley
M/M Sci-fi Historical Romance
Bannon Thompson, talented artist and youngest son of the Duke of Eversleigh, is hastily shipped off to avoid scandal after his latest indiscretion. But after crashing on a rural world, leaving him and his valet the sole survivors of Regelence’s diplomatic mission, Bannon must navigate the complexities of a primitive clan society and take up a role he never wanted: helping a sexy Highlander ensure the safety of both their planets.
Laird Ciaran MacKay wants nothing more than to keep his clan safe, especially from the off-world intruders who killed his father. Suspecting complicity among his own people, he has no choice but to trust outsiders from a spaceship crash—and he can’t seem to fight his attraction to the stubborn redhead.
Drawn to the ruggedly handsome laird, Bannon risks a bold affair that would ruin him in the eyes of his society. But there is more at stake than reputations as Bannon and Ciaran uncover the Intergalactic Navy’s plot and find the secret of what belongs to Regelence that has been hidden on Skye.
When the rescue Bannon longed for threatens to take him away, Ciaran fears their love might not survive beyond the rugged beauty of the Highlands.
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