Help choose our July book!

We are posting a poll about our next book on our Twitter account, so we thought we would share descriptions, links, and content warnings for the options here, so you can make informed choices! You can vote on the poll here!

1. The Submission Gift by Solace Ames, a contemporary kinky m/m/f erotic romance.

Note: This is #2 in a series, but each book stands alone.

The Submission GiftNewlyweds Jay and Adriana had a happy marriage and a spectacular sex life—until tragedy struck. Wounded in a car accident, Jay spent a year recuperating while Adriana worked overtime as a chef to pay their bills. Though he’s made nearly a full recovery, some aspects of their intimate play will never be the same. It’s a small price to pay, all things considered.

But when a long struggle with the insurance company results in an overdue payout, Jay has a plan. He’ll take some of it and hire a high-end rent boy who specializes in sexual dominance. Not for him, but as a gift for Adriana, for taking care of him for the past twelve months.

Paul is the handsome stranger they choose…and the one who changes everything. What starts out as a onetime session to fulfill a fantasy turns into something bigger than all of them. But when the money runs out and Paul’s dangerous past resurfaces, the sacrifices required to stay together may end up tearing them apart…

Content Warnings (highlight to read)

Misogynist workplace harassment subplot. Reference to an attempted sexual assault and stalking in the past. MC works in the intimate partner violence field; story includes brief descriptions of intimate partner violence and child abuse. Minor character is non-consensually drugged. Physical altercation involving a knife that results in a serious injury.

Description of surgery. References to a car accident in the past that led to injuries including a chronic pain condition. MC with depression and PTSD. Minor character has a heart attack. References to prior experience with incarceration. References to queer antagonism. Alcohol use. Marijuana use. Reference to cocaine use in the past.

Sex on the page. Consensual kink on the page, including D/s, humiliation and objectification play, bondage, pain play, gender play, fisting.

2. The Viking Queen’s Men by Holley Trent, a paranormal m/f/m romance

The Viking Queen's Men by Holley TrentContessa Dahl has spent most of her life in a daze. A rudderless orphan, most decisions involved her fists and feet: should she fight or should she run? At twenty-eight, she’s ready to clean up her act, but Tess might be a bit premature because she’s destined to be a special kind of leader.

Born into a group of desert-dwelling telepathic descendants of Vikings, Tess was meant to become a link for them all—their queen and conduit. Her kidnapping and the subsequent death of her parents meant her people, the Afótama, have had a hole in their web for too long. Now that she’s back at home, it’s Tess’s job to mend it. But, she can’t do it alone.

She needs a perfect mate to fill in her psychic gaps, and two men claim to be fated for the job. Harvey Lang, her childhood champion, and the group outsider Oliver Gilisson would fight to the death to win her. However, to gain full control of her considerable power, she must find a way to keep them both.

THE VIKING QUEEN’S MEN is an M/F/M ménage romance that contains hot sex, bar brawls, and psychic snark.

Content Warnings (highlight to read)

Non-consensual drugging. Non-consensual kidnapping. Internalized queer antagonism expressed by the two men at the thought of interacting in bed. Administering pain as non-consensual punishment and expression of hierarchical power.

Sex on the page. D/s.

3. Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson, a contemporary f/f/m erotic romantic suspense novel

Note: Katrina Jackson is a co-organiser of PolyamBookChat. If Pink Slip is selected as our next Book of the Month, she won’t take part in that Chat, but will be back the following month.

Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson.Kierra was a poor poet looking for a job while she worked toward her dream of becoming a published poet. One day she accidentally becomes the personal assistant to married spies. For the last three years she’s lusted after them, not very secretively, until finally she decides it’s time to move on with her life and gives her notice.

During her last week of work, her bosses whisk her away to Serbia for a top secret mission that only she can help them complete. And in the middle of dispatching a European dictator, Kierra and her bosses give in to their deepest desires.

Pink Slip is the first in an erotic/suspense/spy/comedy series that wonders what James Bond’s receptionist’s life might have been like. If James Bond had a wife and they both wanted to shag the receptionist. But the dirty American version of that. And all of the possible entanglements in between.

Content Warnings (highlight to read)

Bosses/employee relationship. Murder. Non-consensual surveillance. Non-consensual kidnapping and bondage. Interrogation. Torture. Dismemberment. Alcohol use.

Sex on the page. Consensual kink, including D/s.

4. Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi, a space opera f/f/f polyamorous romance novel.

Ascension by Jacqueline KoyanagiAlana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he’s a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego . . . and Alana can’t keep her eyes off her. But there’s little time for romance: Nova’s in danger and someone will do anything—even destroying planets—to get their hands on her!

Content Warnings (highlight to read)

Family members dying in  a sci-fi catastrophe. A graphic description of why someone has a prosthetic. Mention of religious anorexia. MC with chronic pain is seeking a cure for her condition (an analogue to fibromyalgia), which drives the plot. Pain is described in detail. Discussion of spiritual hospice work.

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