I finished Scarcity Holidays: A Scarcity Sanctuary Story and Brides of the Kindred 1: Claimed. A.K.M. Miles writes the Scarcity Sanctuary series. I think the first few in the series were originally published by Torquere, but she's putting them out through MLR now. They're about a couple of men taking care of abused children. Later, when the children grow up and are in their twenties, they have their own romances.
Brides of the Kindred 1: Claimed was one of the ARe first-in-a-series promos for either Earth Day or Christmas. I've read several books by Evangeline Anderson that were hilarious, but this one was darker. It was sci-fi, with enormous-yet-nurturing-to-their-mates male humanoid aliens. The aliens reminded me a bit of the BDB Brothers, with their size and feelings about their little human mates, especially since one sort of EA's Kindred have fangs.
Somewhat later: I got shrimp with lobster sauce and barbeque beef on a stick as takeout. We all ended up doing our own thing for dinner tonight without really communicating, though Dad had tried calling earlier. Mom had had half a sandwich earlier, so I shared what I'd gotten with her. I couldn't have eaten four sticks of barbeque beef, or a whole pint of shrimp with lobster sauce by myself.
I may get book two in the Brides of the Kindred series.
Slightly later than that: I got books two and three in the Brides of the Kindred series. They're quite long in e-pub format, but they were inexpensive. I used some of the ARe e-book bucks I got for my birthday. Thank you.