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Monday, November 14, 2016

Series recommendation: The village by darien cox

I’m still trying to get back to a regular reading/blogging schedule but in the meantime here’s a quick series recommendation for fans of M/M romance but are looking for a little more with your romance.

There’s a new couple in each book with an overarching story about aliens and the group of men working covertly in a small NY village trying to make contact with and protect humans from them. Yes, aliens. It’s a unique series with a lot of fun twists and adventures. Plus great romance.

Check it out on Goodreads


#1 Safe in Your Fire -

Welcome to The Village – A new gay romance series with a sci-fi twist from best selling author Darien Cox.

When asked to locate and interview an off-the-grid former child star for a magazine feature, novice journalist Rudy Sansone thinks he’s getting yet another demeaning assignment from his boss. But finding ‘Baby James’ Waterman proves to be a personal and professional challenge, as the elusive, hostile, and surprisingly sexy James is nothing that Rudy expected. But Rudy’s scrappy motivation to get the story at all costs plunges him into the mountain community of Singing Bear Village, where he senses strange and frightening secrets simmering beneath the surface. But what’s simmering between Rudy and his reluctant interview subject is something more carnal and heated, and his desire to be consumed by it clouds his judgement when warning bells urge him to flee the village and never look back.

My thoughts: A bit of series set up to slog through but an interesting and original blend of sci-fi and romance

#2 Deep in Your Shadows -

It’s been three months since the team were instructed to stay off the mountain, and Christian is going a little stir crazy. Until one rainy afternoon an object crashes into the water in Singing Bear Village, creating temporary chaos and confusion in the peaceful lakeside community. Given past events, Christian and his crew call Ogden, and their boss brings a specialized team to take over the situation, shutting out local law enforcement.

But Sheriff Myles Murphy doesn’t like being shut out, and is furious to have his authority superseded. Christian assures his boss that he can handle the local sheriff and assuage his suspicions, but it won’t be so easy. Because while Christian has harbored a secret crush on the man for two years, Sheriff Myles Murphy despises him.

My thoughts: My favorite of the series. Loved this one! Great suspense, funny and sexy as hell!

#3 Trapped in Your Storm -

Autumn has local DJ and disinformation agent Elliot Nicholson feeling renewed. He’s moved past the depression and anxiety that plagued him over the summer, and lately his job has been blessedly free of crisis. But for Elliot and his colleagues, nothing remains peaceful for long in Singing Bear Village. Baz, their outlandish ambassador, may be missing. Strange anomalies in the forest suggest something’s amiss with their neighbors under the mountain. And an online conspiracy theorist claims to know all the team’s secrets, and is threatening exposure. Thankfully, Elliot has Nolan, his loyal friend and teammate who’s always kept him grounded. But one night an innocent lark goes too far, and Elliot is knocked off-balance when Nolan starts looking at him in a different way.

My thoughts: Friends to lovers romance – a trope I love even though, in this case, it got a tad too sappy for me. The progress of the alien plot line was loads of fun though!

Happy reading!
Any series rec’s for me?


  1. Thanks for recommending this series! I'm always on the look out for a good M/M stories. ;)

    1. I liked this series because it was a little different.

  2. Ironically I may go for #3. Normally sappy will bother me, but I think right now I might enjoy a bit of sappiness. :D

    1. They were cute though so it's ok lol I just really loved the beginning when it was all awkward and funny.

  3. I do enjoy friends to lovers romance :D

  4. I feel you, I'm knee deep in podcasts now. Can't get into decent reads lately. Oi

    1. I hope it ends soon. This is the longest I've gone not wanting to read at all.

  5. Ooh thanks for sharing! You know I love m/m novels. I don't think I've read one with aliens though - sounds good!


  6. Ooo if I read M/M that first cover would totally pull me in :D