I have a new paranormal romance release this week, DANGER ON THE NILE, set in ancient Egypt. (In the listings below…) It’s so much fun to write in that time period as a change from the usual far future…
I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking quite a few as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
NOTE: I’m doing my best to avoid listing anything generated from use of AI but it’s sometimes tricky to detect from the resources I have available.
MicroP: THE CYBORG CHRONICLES BOOK FIVE: PROJECT ENTERPRISE by Pauline Baird Jones
VS note: Always fun to have a new one from PBJ!
How far will he go to save the one he loves? Mic, a cyborg with exceptional abilities, has spent far too long planet-side. Restless, he escapes into space aboard his newfound ship… and stumbles upon a dangerous threat that will change his life forever. Remi has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps. A brilliant and determined explorer, she has always dreamed of learning if there is life beyond her solar system. Her work as a crew member on a space station finally gives her the chance to explore the unknown… and search for answers about her grandmother’s lost spaceship. Mic’s appearance shakes Remi’s world. Not only is an alien cyborg flying her grandmother’s ship, he also delivers devastating news. Remi knows if she is to discover the truth, she must learn to trust Mic and join forces with him to stop the threat to her world and outsmart an enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy her people. Navigating the dangerous landscape of space, Mic and Remi’s feelings for each other grow even as the danger around them threatens to destroy their dreams. Will their love be strong enough to survive the challenges that lie ahead, or will they fall victim to the enemy’s wrath?
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DARTHAN (MONSTER ON BOARD BOOK THREE) by Ava Ross
I’m zipping across the ocean on an outer space jet ski above the mythical Lost City of Antheum when a freakish storm gathers so fast I can’t make it to shore. I’m knocked overboard by ten-foot swells and sucked beneath the waves. Terrified and about to take in my last breath, I’m rescued by an alien merman with brilliant teal eyes and shimmering scales covering his muscular body. Claiming he’s the prince of Antheum, Darthan sweeps me away to an underwater castle where he woos me while swimming through gardens brimming with glowing sea flowers. His seductive kisses and loving words are easy to fall for and lure me closer with each passing moment. I can’t find a single reason to return to the surface. But his mother, the queen of the underwater world, will do anything to control him, and human-Antheun mating is not only forbidden, it’s punishable by death. Dare I risk everything to stay with my alien merman? AmazonKU
ALIEN WITH BENEFITS (FORBIDDEN BONDS BOOK ONE) by Cara Bristol
A space cruise with her bestie seems like the vacation of a lifetime until Holly Winter gets abducted by aliens and finds herself on a slave ship. When the ship’s AI goes haywire and accidentally releases the prisoners from their cells, she makes a break for it—only to be kidnapped again by a huge horned and furry alien. Aeon claims to be a prince, but he acts like a royal jerk and refuses to let Holly go. However, she’s determined to locate her friend and somehow get home to New Terra. Prince Aeon of Araset is enjoying his last breath of freedom from royal duties when he’s accidentally ensnared by slavers trafficking in alien species, including the protected but despised humans. At the first opportunity, he escapes in a tiny evac pod and lands on the nearest inhabited planet. In an impulsive act of sympathy, he takes a human female with him to save her from a fate worse than death. Now he’s stuck with the talkative, conspicuous nuisance. For her own safety, he can’t release her. At odds, at first, Holly and Aeon quickly discover that on a hostile, dangerous planet, being friends and working together offers more benefits than fighting. But when friendship turns passionate, emotions remain guarded because both know they are loving on borrowed time. Upon their rescue, Holly must return to New Terra. A human would never be accepted on Araset, and Aeon must bond with a royal of his species to inherit the throne. Can two lovers from different worlds defeat the forces against them and find happiness together?
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ASTERIUS: ALIEN MINOTAUR (ANCIENT MYTHS AND MONSTERS) by Ami Wright
Asterius – I can’t allow my mating frenzy to destroy my tiny human mate. My ship malfunctioned in an unknown sector of a distant galaxy. Now I’m stranded on a primitive planet, desperately hiding from the native inhabitants who must not learn of my existence. As soon as I hear the enchanting voice of the human female, I know she’s mine. Her scent calls to me, rich and intoxicating, promising bliss between her thighs. Yet my huge alien features would terrify her. And my bulky body is far too big for her species. Giving in to the mating frenzy could spell disaster. AmazonKU
ALIEN IN CHAINS (LUXX WARRIORS ON EARTH BOOK TWO) by Liz Paffel
Sexy neighbor is suddenly back after disappearing for five months? Attraction to sexy neighbor is hotter than ever? An aggressive stalker is upping his game? Not worth the time it takes to draw a check. Rinna Mackey can’t believe her across-the-hall neighbor Tristan magically appears like he hadn’t been mysteriously gone for five months. Though they’d never really spoken before, she noticed when his rock-hard body didn’t routinely appear outside her apartment door peep hole. Not that she’d listened for him to come home every night so she could look or anything… or, maybe she had a little. Okay, a lot. There was something mysterious about her neighbor, but she never had the guts to approach him and figure out what it was. Now he’s back and an aggressive stalker prompts Tristan to take drastic action. He keeps Rinna close, very close, and the attraction might be more than she can handle. That mysterious thing about him? It’s otherworldly…Tristan is personal servant to the King of Luxxor, his home planet, and he’s commanded to beam back in time for the royal indoctrination. But protecting his little human consumes him and he refuses to let her out of his sight. When he finds himself the unwilling focus of an underground freakshow, Tristan must decide if he’s going to break a cardinal rule of the Luxx—an action that will get him killed—and reveal his true identity. Beheading is worth it if it means keeping his human safe. Especially when she’s giving him the love he’s forbidden to have. AmazonKU
PROMISED TO THE ORC by Liz Paffel
I was a lowly human prisoner of the ice camps – He was the son of the Orc’s High Prison Commander.We were just children when we pledged our forbidden love to one another. It wasn’t meant to stick. But the Fates intervened and now the bond can’t be undone—even if I’d rather willingly go back to the ice camps than marry an orc. I’m not a child anymore. Now I make weapons that take down anyone who would dare again imprison me… including the one person who won’t let me forget that I’m promised to the orc. AmazonKU
DEFIANT (DESIGNED BOOK TWO) by Amy Patrick
Mireya is back where she started, but everything is different now. She’s at the top of her class on the military base, her doting parents are actually proud of her, and she’s surrounded by the friends and classmates she’s known all her safe, protected, predictable life. Everything would be perfect if it weren’t for the troubling dreams and the occasional hallucinations she gets. Mireya knows the visions aren’t real, but they feel like memories. Of a life she never had. All the vivid images have two things in common—a disturbing sense of foreboding—and a gorgeous blue-eyed guy she’s never met. When she comes face to face with him, she’s in shock. Even more so when he insists she needs to flee the base immediately and make a new home at a mysterious place called the Haven. He tells her he loves her and warns that her life is in danger, and so are all her friends. Unsure what to believe and whom to trust, Mireya must decide whether to leave her home and lead her friends into the unknown. After all, her fractured memories include mentions of the Lost Boys… and everyone knows Neverland holds many wonders. And threats. AmazonKU
SYNNR’S RIDE (ZULIR WARRIOR MATES BOOK FIVE) by Kate Rudolph
Jori Harek is a loyal Synnr soldier. He’s determined to get to the bottom of Apsyn treachery and root out the rot before the enemies make any more headway onto his home moon. It’s a job he’s proud to do, but when he’s asked to infiltrate a gang of Apsyn sympathizers, his limits are tested. Hanna Karsyn is a reformed Apsyn spy. When Hanna finds out just how far her superiors were willing to go to win the war, she walked straight into the arms of the Synnr military… and straight into a holding cell. Her only chance at freedom lies in helping Jori infiltrate a gang and uncover a cell of saboteurs. Though there’s no time for romance, each moment Jori and Hanna spend together creates an unquenchable blaze between them – one neither can deny, even as their passion puts both of their futures at risk.
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WAR PRIZE OF THE BEAST (RUTHLESS WARLORDS BOOK EIGHT) by Alison Aimes
VS Note: A re-release.
A barbarian enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity, steamy love story featuring an alien beast who is about to meet his match. He’s huge. Fierce. An apex predator. She’s tiny. Soft. Prey. He’s destined to vanquish, command, kill. She’s doomed to run, hide, die.
But when the most feared beast on the planet captures his war prize expecting his usual conquest, he discovers nothing is what it appears. For the first time, defeat might taste sweeter— and steamier—than any victory. If he can find a way to hold onto his prize. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
SENTINEL’S KEY (AELARAN WARRIORS BOOK THREE) by Elin Wyn
We’ve escaped with our lives, but we’re cut off. Alone. It’s time to bring the battle to the enemy. But can we defeat them without paying a terrible price? AmazonKU
PARDBLOOD (FAR STARS UNIVERSE) by Melisse Aires
Dahr, Lord of the ancient and wealthy family Lhirandal, once rulers of planet Lumina, is dying too soon. He was poisoned a decade ago and has few days left. His once strong family is in tatters. Then Dahr has a vision. Or was it a visit from a long-gone ancestor? Welcome the outcasts back to the family. The Pardbloods, with their feline characteristics, will give the family a future. The ancestor shows him a secret lab, and an ancient nano-formula that will save him. It turns out to be real. He must save the family.Prenna’s life goes by in a confusing blur. She struggles to raise her son and nephew and appease her angry husband. She knows she is failing them all. Then one night a strange mist reclaims her mind, and her hidden Pard characteristics appear, as do the boys’. But her husband dies in the same mist. She learns her nephew is the Heir to the most powerful family on Lumina. Soon Dahr brings Prenna and her children into his world of luxury, power, and high technology as he rebuilds his family.
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EMRIK (LUNAR UPRISING BOOK SIX) by Cyndi Friberg
Emrik, Lunar Prime’s top covert agent, knows better than letting anything distract him from his objectives. And then he encounters Chloe Harlow. She is fearless, mouthy, and beautiful. He has never wanted anyone more. They seem to need the same things in and out of bed, but is she using their mutual desire to further her own agenda? They must figure out how to work together or the mission will fail and people will die. Amazon
DUAL MEMORY by Sue Burke
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Antonio Moro lost everything to the Leviathan League. Now he’s alone in a city on an Arctic island fighting the ruthless, global pirates with the chance to be the artist he always wanted to be. Unfortunately, he thinks it’s a cover story for his real purpose—spying on sympathizers. When things look bleak, he discovers an unusual ally. His new personal assistant program, Par Augustus. It’s insolent, extroverted, moody, and a not-quite-legal nascent A. I. Together they create a secret rebellion from unlikely recruits to defend the island from ideological pirates with entitlement and guns, and capitalist pirates with entitlement and money.
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STEEL REFORGED (GLADIATORS OF THE VAGABOND BOOK EIGHT) by Robin O’Connor
Rescuing others has come down to me, the shy, quiet girl, and to do it, I have to give sexy Eoin a second chance. Tori – Stolen from Earth, my world is turned upside down when I have my unexpected, alien baby. Desperately shy, without to protection of my brothers, I struggled to find my place in this new world, and then he showed up. I thought he understood me, but he’s overbearing, overprotective, and after one night of passion? Downright impossible. I need to stand up for myself, so when we need to rescue two more humans, I leap at the chance to prove myself. Even if it puts me in danger. Even if it means giving Eoin a second chance. Eoin – After I’ve lost everyone I care about more than once in my life. Letting go is the last thing I’m good at, but it’s what my mate wants. The need to keep her, and her baby, safe is overpowering. Especially when we’re separated from our friends and tumbling from one danger into the next. To win my mate forever, I will do anything, even if the enemy I have to fight is me. AmazonKU
SEEDED BY TWO (CLAIMED BY TWO BOOK TWO) by Tammy Walsh
After human females are no longer capable of becoming pregnant, I enter a program to be Seeded by an alien male. My mate is exotic, gorgeous… and heir to the Krev throne! He’s everything I ever wanted in a mate and pleases me like no other. But when another Krev turns up claiming to be the real Prince, I’m left not knowing who I can trust…When they touch me, I yearn for more. When they kiss me, I surrender in gratitude. When they undress me, I ache to scream their names. And when they make me fly, I soar higher than ever before. But after they discover we each share a part of the sacred Joisa tattoo, it can mean only one thing… That we’re destined to become fated mates. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets they keep hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
RITE (DERIDIA BOOK NINE) by Catherine Miller
Emmaryn was to wed that day. To choose a man selected specifically for her, the arrangement a blessing to all of her kind. She had only wanted a moment in the Grove, to remember her parents and settle her anxious heart. She was not supposed to leave the safety of the Spiral on her own. And yet… she did. Someone was waiting. With intentions contrary to all of their ways. Elrik had tired of being alone. He’d forsaken his people, scarred and betrayed, with all their talk of sacrifice. He wanted something for himself. Someone. And he would have her. It would be the worst thing he had ever done. And he would spend the rest of his life more than willing to atone. Amazon
WILD BOSS (WILD MARS PACK BOOK TWO) by Deiri Di
Now I’m really in trouble. I’ve escaped from being trafficked only to find myself the not quite a captive of five monstrous Alphas who all want me for one thing – to tie them all together. The only Omega they all want, and I can have them all – I just have to claim them. I’m having trouble saying no to the idea. The only problem is that every other Alpha in the forest also wants a piece of me. I’m the only Omega around. So these men have to risk their lives to keep me safe and protected while I transform into the spicy beast that I always was deep down inside. It’s my turn to help them. It’s my turn to serve their needs. First, I need to go get them out of trouble as the big bad managed to get some new weapons through customs and he is dead set on eliminating all of us. Even though I’m getting used to my new body and its… needs, I have a mission to accomplish. Cause what’s a monster without a pack? I’m never going to be alone again as a Beast of Mars. AmazonKU
HEALING THE ALIEN BANDIT (MATED TO THE BAEKEX BANDIT BOOK THREE) by Alina Riley
I saved his life, but he thinks I’m trying to kill him. I carried the dead weight of a purple alien with his rattlesnake tail all the way back to my farm. He wakes up and chokes me alive. What is wrong with him? When he faints again, I can’t stop myself from helping him. There is something with him that draws me closer and closer, so close that his hot body burns me. But he is hiding something from me. For example, the reason his spaceship crashed. Something doesn’t line up, and keeping him around may bring its own set of risk. AmazonKU
CAPTURED BY THE ALIEN BARBARIAN (PLANET ATRAXIS WARRIORS) by Kate Sinner
He made me his prisoner. I’ll never love a beast like him. As if my staggering debts weren’t bad enough, when I venture into the wilds of planet Atraxis, I find myself face-to-face with a wild beast. But just before I straight up die, a massive alien barbarian comes to my rescue. Taccit has tattoos, a tail, and a whole lot of attitude. He saves my life, claiming me as his fated mate. Oh, and did I mention he’s adamant that I’m his prisoner? I didn’t sign up for this. Too bad for him, I’m not one to back down. I will never submit to him—no matter how tempting he may be. AmazonKU
THE CYBORG’S REBEL (REBEL CYBORGS BOOK FOUR) by Nova Edwins
It was never my plan to get married. Not to mention that I certainly wouldn’t have chosen a human bride. Unfortunately, I have no choice but to take Sara Asquith as my wife due to family commitments. I could probably get used to her curvy body and her surprisingly sharp tongue, but my future wife doesn’t want to get married at all and is—unsurprisingly—not exactly willing to compromise.
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ZIMON’S BRIDE (INTERSTELLAR MATCHMAKING) by Clarissa Lake and Christine Myers
Abby – A year after my fiancé died in an alien attack on Earth, I applied to Interstellar Matchmaking for a mate who would be 99.99% compatible. They matched me with my soul mate, Zimon, a gorgeous Narovian feline human hybrid. There is no going back when you meet your feline soul mate. We could not even be in the same room together, or our pheromones would drive us to mate almost immediately, bonding us for life. After our video meeting, I knew he was the one and agreed to meet in person.That meant committing to him and agreeing to live on his world, which was completely alien to me. Then I was kidnapped. Zimon – Human traffickers kidnapped my meomee, my soul mate, and sold her to alien slavers before we could meet. As an Alliance Defense Force operative, I went on a mission to rescue her and other abductees but couldn’t participate because she was meomee. I could not legally meet her once freed until she agreed because of the pheromone bonding issue. She did, and the carnal bliss we shared was beyond exquisite. As we continued to bond emotionally and intellectually, I couldn’t forget how I nearly lost her. I made it my mission to find them and make them pay. AmazonKU
FORGED IN LIES: THE MONARCH SERIES BOOK ONE by Raven Dark and Jenna Stirling
This world is full of deadly beasts. And I might be worse than any of them…I remember life before the solar flare destroyed society. And I remember pieces of the dystopian hellscape that followed. But my memories are fractured. Full of holes and inconsistencies. How I managed to slit the throat of a biker twice my size is a complete mystery. But I did. Easily and without thought. Now, the dead man’s four ruthless MC brothers want me as their captive plaything in the bedroom, and their assassin in the outside world. I should hate them. Fear them. But I don’t. My attraction to these sexy savages is as inexplicable as my nagging feeling that something—or someone—is coming for me. All I can do now is hope the sleeping beast inside me is ready to kill when I need it…and that the brutal men I’m falling for don’t get caught in the crossfire. AmazonKU
MY ALIEN THIEF (HORNED WARRIORS BOOK TWO) by Lyra Stark
No one can ever know the secrets an alien keeps under his kilt. Years of captivity on a hostile alien planet have broken my spirit. I have no fight left, so when a big goat of a man crashes in and sets me free, I’m forced to beg the grunty alien with pointy fangs and a pierced tail to take me with him into the wild unknown. As I get to know my reluctant savior, I discover that Tornoc Roth likes to take things that don’t belong to him, including my heart. …This human is an annoying distraction from my crusade of destruction. The curvy female deviously uses my weaknesses against me to compel me to help her. The rage monster within me wants to claim her, drink from her, hurt her, but if I give in to the pull of the bond, she’ll be marked for death. In the end, if I lose her, I’ll be the one destroyed. AmazonKU
SPACE MARINE: A RAZOR’S EDGE SCIFI EROTICA SHORT by Marteeka Karland
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
Not only does Andromeda go where no man has gone before, she resides there. Boredom is null and void in her line of work — the entertainment of space marines who seem more than a little hungry for a warm and willing female form. Yet, something has been… missing. That something might have just strolled through the doors of her station…Warning: This is a Razor’s Edge Sci-Fi Erotica Story. Expect limited plot and character development, and lots of paranormal heat. If you’re looking for a lengthy plot driven erotic romance, this is not it! Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS: Picking a book from my backlist at random, here’s one where I pulled on some of my own experiences with fast moving brushfires (and a lot of research – I also really had fun researching mobile medical clinics):
COLONY ON FIRE HAVEN COLONY BOOK TWO by Veronica Scott
When she came to Haven Two Dr. Saffia Mandell expected to grimly do her five years of medical service as the colony’s only doctor, work off her medical school debt and leave. Then she’d fallen in love, handled an epidemic and become an accepted member of the community. Now, in her second year, she faces new challenges as the tinder dry planet heads into a fire season and a mysterious food allergy threatens the local restaurant’s reputation.
Chief Ranger Micah Navonn of the Calinurra never expected to fall in love with a human woman but Saffia was a special person who captured his heart and now means everything to him. Not all of his people are as enthusiastic about the situation and his efforts to handle the politics are getting complicated. Add to that an infestation by insects from another world, causing portions of the forest to die off and his plate is full.
When the jet stream shifts course and the fires rage, will the colonists and the Calinurra set aside their differences? With Saffia’s life hanging in the balance, can Micah arrive in time to save her and the colonists in jeopardy? Life on Haven Two never lets up…
This is the sequel to COLONY UNDER SIEGE: INTERSTELLAR VIRUS, which told the story of Saffia’s first year at the colony, but can be read as a standalone. The story is set in my Sectors scifi universe.
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DANGER ON THE NILE (CHILDREN OF FATE) by Veronica Scott
1550 BCE. Mayet is a newly appointed priestess at the temple of Isis in a southern Egyptian border town. When enemies attack the city, she must flee alone with a sacred effigy to keep the invaders from claiming it and using it for their own magic rituals. Joining with other refugees from the stricken city, she has to hide the statue from curious eyes and comfort her companions as if she was a learned, senior priestess. They all look to her for leadership on their desperate trek north. With the enemy close on their heels, Mayet stumbles over an ancient, abandoned fort, where her party takes refuge. Surrounded and trapped by the invaders, she faces a bleak future.
Khay is a high-ranking Egyptian officer, sent by Pharaoh to negotiate treaties with various southern tribes. He and his soldiers narrowly escape an ambush at the city where Mayet’s temple was located and are on the run from the invaders when he sees the shelter of an abandoned fort. Now he and his men are also trapped inside the stout walls with no food and no hope of rescue. Yet he has no regrets for the priestess leading the refugees is the woman the goddess Isis has shown him in a vision, the one who could become his wife.
Together Mayet and Khay must find a way to bring their people to freedom. Will Isis listen to pleas from such a fledgling priestess? Khay comes from a famous family, smiled upon by other gods – will any of them come to his aid? As the pair struggle to stay alive and save the other Egyptians, attraction grows and unites their hearts. But is there to be a future in this world, or only in the Afterlife?
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YEARN (VAMPIRE BELOVED BOOK NINE) by R E Butler
Nature nymph and hellhound breeder Caprice Hemera has been asked to be the maid of honor at her vampire friend’s wedding. She packs up her precious and rare hellhounds and travels to Cleveland, Ohio. When she arrives at the coven, she realizes two things: they’re constantly under attack from a crazy fae bent on revenge, and her truemate is somewhere nearby. Lake Robinson has spent the last couple of decades as a vampire, working for various coven leaders and trying to find a place to call home. He’s living in Cleveland and working as a guard, but he doesn’t feel settled no matter how long he stays. Just when he’s about to resign from the coven and find another master to ally with, he feels the presence of his truemate. And also the painful bite of her protective hellhound. During a mission to rescue a mistreated hellhound puppy, Caprice and Lake find themselves at the mercy of a crazy fairy who wants to make the puppy do her bidding. Can Caprice and Lake save the puppy before it’s bound to the fairy forever, or will they be too late and find themselves on the wrong end of a deadly beast?
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TAUGHT BY THE DRAGON (STONEFIRE BRITISH DRAGON BOOK 15) by Jessie Donovan
A dragonwoman who doesn’t know how to shift, a single dad struggling after an injury, and a student/teacher relationship that turns into something more…After spending seven years as a prisoner inside an illegal dragon research facility, Persephone “Percy” Smith is rescued by Clan Stonefire and taken back to their land. Everything she sees there contradicts what she was told growing up, and Percy realizes she has no idea how to be a dragon-shifter. To help her learn, she’s assigned a kind and sexy yet determined dragonman named Bronx Wells to be her teacher, along with his fifteen-year-old daughter. But she’s skeptical about everyone’s kindness, which she’s always viewed as a weakness. Growing up in an orphanage that forced dragon-shifter children to act like humans, as well as being sold at age thirteen to the research facility, she’s learned the hard way that caring about others only ever gets her hurt. To survive, she never, ever trusts anyone but herself. However, as Bronx and his daughter slowly teach Percy how to embrace her dragon and discover who she truly is, she wonders if maybe there are good people in the world—especially since Bronx gives her choices that no one else ever has. Soon, she starts to feel things she’s never felt before and wonders if she could ever trust him. Can Percy risk opening her fragile heart to Bronx? Or will she have to leave her first real home on Stonefire to protect herself? AmazonKU
OWL BERRY MYSTERIOUS (THE OWL STAR WITCH MYSTERIES BOOK 12) by Leanne Leeds
Astra Arden’s plans to enjoy a leisurely summer vacation with her sisters and bestie Emma Sullivan’s new baby are derailed when a strawberry farmer is found dead in his field, a magical symbol etched in the dirt beside him. As the prime suspect, the farmer’s daughter begs Astra for help in proving her innocence. With her talking owl sidekick, Archie, by her side, Astra delves into the secrets of the Forkbridge Farmers Market, uncovering a rivalry between strawberry farms and a decades-old mystery involving a stolen recipe for the world’s best strawberry jam. But as Astra gets closer to the truth, she realizes the killer will stop at nothing to keep the secrets buried in the strawberry fields forever. AmazonKU
ETERNAL FIRE (THE ANGEL FIRE BOOK SIX) by Marie Johnston
Persephone’s zest for life and love of bad jokes were quelled by parents who made her feel worthless. So she proved them right and became the angelic version of a rich mean girl. Until she trusted the wrong person and suffered wounds that’ll scar her for the rest of her eternal life. Urban used to be an angelic warrior who was equal parts work and play. One day he’d had enough of a certain spoiled angel and said something he couldn’t take back. And then he found himself standing over the beautiful female, who had injuries no immortal should suffer. During recovery, the warrior who’d verbally gutted Persephone stayed by her bedside. He even coaxed her to tell jokes again. He built her up instead of tearing her down. He helped her wonder what if. What if her parents and the rest of the realm were wrong? What if a privileged angel with no talent could make something of herself? What if she deserved love? Urban’s with her the whole way—until danger threatens the realm and he’s the one blocking her path.
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DIABLE by Pelaam
Sequel to Incubus – When Slayer Henri and his Intermediary Sébastien are sent to Paris to deal with attacks by vampires, they find the truth is worse still. They also find unexpected allies in a family of gargoyles who help protect mankind. Paris is under attack by demonic forces and it will take the united talents of humans, gargoyles, and vampires if they are to be defeated. Sébastien also finds that his mate is the last creature on earth he would have expected. When the time to fight comes, can Sébastien survive, or will his life be forfeit in the depths of the dungeons of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu?
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CLASH OF TWINS (WEARS VALLEY WITCHES BOOK FOUR) by L A Boruff and Lorraine Cooke
Lela finally gets a moment alone with hunky single dad Joseph and what should happen? A knock at the door. Of. Course. A man claims to be their dead father’s hereto unknown brother. Erm, what? Not even Bertha knew about this guy, so the twins dive into family research, both mundane and magical. It would be cool to have an uncle, but what if he’s a swindler? Unfortunately, magical family research isn’t as simple as it sounds. In the process of verifying their new possible uncle’s identity, Lela and Mae unleash something dark and deadly on Wears Valley. It’s not all bad, though. Ted and Mae grow closer every day, and Joseph has been so helpful with the new drama. Plus, little Eleanor is a delight and Lela is smitten with the girl. On top of everything else, they still need to learn more about the coins, break the curse on the cauldron, and send Florie to her peace. None of which will be simple. All in a day’s work for a granny witch. AmazonKU
LEFT FOR DEAD (GWEN’S GHOSTS BOOK FOUR) by J R Rain and H P Mallory
After solving the mystery of who killed the woman who previously owned my cottage, I’m hoping my life in the small and quaint English village of Morley-on-Avon will quiet down. But no such luck. And I’m not just talking about ghosts. I don’t know how it happened, but for someone who promised herself she’d avoid all romantic entanglements, I now have two men vying for my attention—the handsome and kindhearted blacksmith of Morley, Leo Tanner, and Morley’s own resident lothario playboy, Bastian Chambon. And there’s no dating one and keeping the other as a friend. So, for now, the choice I’m making is no choice at all. Now, for the ghost part. There are whisperings of a young man going missing, and right about the same time, a ghost sporting Regency attire pops up in a cornfield. Coincidence anyone? I think not. So, guess who’s about to plop on her detective hat to go prowling for clues? AmazonKU
ANGEL AND HER CHAMPIONS: PACK BOND OMEGAVERSE by Rosemary A Johns
My name is Angel, and I’m the only Beta professional matchmaker. I should be getting my own life under control but instead, I’m helping rejected Omegas find their forever pack bonds. Even if I’ll always be alone. When I save a stunningly beautiful but broken male Omega, for the first time, I wish that I was an Alpha. But when I find a placement for the Reject movie star Omega with the Champion pack on their ranch, to my surprise, they claim us both. Will the two wealthy, traditional, and mysterious Alpha childhood best friends truly bond with me at the end of the trial period? Or will they only keep the cherished Omega, when my secrets are revealed? AmazonKU
MATED TO THE FIRE DRAGON by Holly Day
Zale wanted to see a dragon. He never expected a miracle. Zale Hagan is dying. He doesn’t have many days left, but he wants to see a dragon before he leaves the world behind. As a fisherman, he’s seen where land ends many times, but he wants to visit the town where the human realm ends and the dragon realm begins. Albus the Abomination is a blacksmith on Dragon Row. As a white dragon, he has no status and does his best to keep out of the way of the other dragons living there. But one day Zale steps into his smithy, and everything inside Albus catches fire. Albus can tell Zale is very ill, but he can’t let him die. Dragon mates don’t get sick, and they live for a long time. Albus tries his best to get one of the other dragons to mate with Zale, but when no one wants to, Albus is at a loss. He could breathe fire into him, but then Zale would have to live his entire life with a white dragon, and no one wants that, do they?
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ABANDON (MONSTERS AND ARTIFACTS BOOK THREE) by Trish Heinrich
My ex-wife is the only one that can save me. Guess I shouldn’t have eaten her favorite Girl Scout cookies…You know you’ve still got it bad when you haven’t taken the wedding ring off a year after the divorce. Andy has always been the only one for me. The brawn to my brains. The hot fudge to my vanilla ice cream. The… well you get the idea. But this isn’t the reunion I would’ve hoped for. With feral Orcs and a psychopath bent on world domination hunting us, it doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time to show her how ‘great’ I’m doing without her. Or to ask her why she left me without an explanation. Between the fights about who actually left socks all over the apartment (totally her) and who was the biggest workaholic (maybe a tie), we start to realize that the past isn’t going to stay buried. All it takes is one illicit moment on the back of a motorcycle for us to reignite the passion that used to burn so hot between us. Returning to a love that broke both our hearts isn’t going to help us survive. In fact it might just kill us. Problem is, we were never good at resisting one another. AmazonKU
NANNY FOR THE BEAR DADDY (SHIFTER NEEDS A NANNY BOOK FIVE) by Milly Taiden
Lyra Clemmons is desperate for a job, so she jumps at the opportunity when she sees an ad for a nanny. Finding her employer to be a hot, single dad with an adorable infant was an unexpected perk. Of course, those hot glances he gives her have her wondering if there could be more between them. Timber Mahogany is the leader of the Montana Maul, a clan of bear shifters protecting what’s theirs. But it’s time for a rebellion when the antiquated bear council tells him he can’t have his fated mate because she’s a human. There’s no way he’s giving up his curvy goddess. Lyra knows a time will come when the love of her life will bring freedom to all the bears secretly living with human mates. But will he have to sacrifice his life to get what he wants? If the council has its way, both Lyra and Timber will be the prime examples of what happens when the law is disobeyed. AmazonKU
DARK FALLS ACADEMY: FORGOTTEN MONSTERS by Anya J Cosgrove
One witch to rule them all…Lost in a realm full of monsters, I have only myself to blame. Allie and I are finally free to share our secrets and compare notes, but we’re running out of time. Pirates, demons, and hollows…how are we supposed to get back home? Dark Falls has fallen, and my unplanned trip to the Underworld will cost me more than I could ever have imagined. AmazonKU
OMEGA’S FOLLY (TALES OF THE TELLURIAN PACK BOOK FOUR) by Blake R Wolfe
With an arranged marriage awaiting him back home, Eli has come to visit his favorite small town for the summer one last time. However, he never expected to find his true mate, especially in the handsome Alpha with the green eyes. Now Eli must choose between an easy life back home where he’s forced to be someone he isn’t, or a life with Nathan, the barista making his coffee each morning. As much as he knows he shouldn’t keep going after Nate, he can’t help himself. Something inexplicable is drawing them together. But when Eli’s fiance shows up, all hell breaks lose. Will he choose what’s expected of him or will he follow his heart? AmazonKU
BREAK HER: A DARK BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FANTASY ROMANCE by Cassie Alexander
I wanted her. She was just two floors away from me here in my castle. And some piece of her—naïve and inexperienced—wanted me. The man who was doomed to die at her hand. I could mostly ignore that fact, now that I was used to her presence, and my intermittent lust. But I wondered if not telling her about it was a bigger betrayal than not telling her about my arrangement with her father. If she did manage her Ascension—and when she found out what that meant—then she would know the truth. That there hadn’t been a moment, ever since we met, that I didn’t see my death inside her eyes. I could only hope that the shame of her learning that would be absolved by a second realization: that I had loved her anyway. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
AN OFFER TO THE ORC by Tracy Lauren
Spurned by her cruel lover, Rowena is left heartbroken. But she isn’t one to sit around crying. The young woman abandons all to search the Perished Woods for a curse that will right the wrongs committed against her. She’ll need help if she hopes to succeed; she’ll need someone willing to accept her offer. Arron has spent the last three years enslaved. Having lost all hope for liberty, he can hardly believe it when a beautiful human comes to his aid. In exchange for freedom, the girl wants more than a guide—what she needs is a husband. A tale of two kindred spirits on a journey of revenge, but the paths of the Perished Woods can be winding and they may find more than they bargained for at the end. AmazonKU
OWNED BY THE ORC by Rena Marks
I refused marriage, so one was arranged for me. But he’s not human—he’s orc. Marriage between an orc and a human is forbidden unless your village needs the protection of the West Mountain Orcs clan, in which case they’re willing to sacrifice any maiden who refuses to do their bidding. Since my father is the lord overseer, I have no choice. I’m to be an orc’s bride. I am Lady Hannah Montierge, despite my title being stripped along with my dignity. Brun, son of Brachard: One human wormed her way into my heart as children. But she disappeared without a word. When I’m told I must marry a human, I never once expected it would be her. But Hannah pretends she doesn’t know me. She wants to believe I’m a savage beast and not the childhood friend who spent hours promising her we’d be together forever. I’m about to keep that promise. It’s her choice as to which. AmazonKU
THE ORC’S BIDDING by Alana Khan
Larke risks her life when she flees into the Expanse. The orcs who roam there might be cannibals, but the alternative is worse. Her parents planned to auction Larke on her Bidding Day, but the warrior Orric rescues her, then shelters her in his mountain home.
She soon discovers the huge, green orc is not only the most honorable male she’s ever met, but his touch makes her pulse race with desire. Too bad her very presence endangers every orc in the mountain. Larke must decide if she’s willing to lose everything she’s come to love in order to protect the orcs who have sheltered her. Will Orric risk everything to keep her at his side? Will Orric risk everything to keep her at his side? AmazonKU
SHELTERED BY THE ORC by Sandra R Neeley
Fall through an ancient Fae portal to a time when Orcs ruled the Irish countryside. Stumble into an arranged marriage with an Orc who wants you less than you want him. And when it’s all said and done? Frantically search for a way to travel through time back to his side. In the shadows of a dense forest in Ireland, near the Cliffs of Moher, a lone figure with dark green-gray skin, more muscles than seem possible, and multiple tusks protruding from his mouth, kneels before an ancient gateway — a portal — once used by the Fae to move between worlds, times, and realms. With a few splashes of blood and an obscure chant passed down through generations of his family, Ozaq, blacksmith to the Orcs of his clan, sends up a request for his anam cara, his soul mate, to be sent to live and love beside him. It’s been a very long time, centuries even, since the portal was active. And with no answer, comes the resignation that it’s too late to ask his ancestors to intervene. He’s waited too long. Dejected and leaving his dreams to die beside the now useless portal, he doesn’t think to close it as he stumbles back to his solitary existence. He’s not even aware he’s managed to open it. Until…Madelyn has almost completed the excavation of the ancient cemetery… (more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
HER ORC HUSBAND by Zoe Ashwood
This arranged marriage is my last hope for a better future. The city’s best matchmaker has all but despaired over me and my brother is threatening to throw me on the street if I don’t find a husband soon. But the revulsion I feel every time anyone touches me has made it impossible for me to find a good match. All men want a willing wife in their bed, not a wretch who cringes away from the slightest brush of skin against skin. The man who finally chooses me is not a man at all. He’s an orc with long black hair, green skin, and more muscles anyone could possibly need. He says I’m his mate. All my life, I’ve done what others wanted, but now I have a choice. To remain here at my brother’s mercy or leave for the orc kingdom. And for once, I’m willing to head into the unknown. AmazonKU
THE AUTUMN LANDS by J Scott Coatsworth
VS Note: A re-release.
Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can’t remain in his hometown of Althos any more. Not that he wanted to stay. Caspian still hasn’t figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he’s running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. But when a stray memory brings things into focus, the two decide to run toward something together. What they uncover will change how they see the world, and themselves, forever.
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REDEMPTION: A FALLEN ANGELS PARANORMAL ROMANCE COLLECTION by Various
Perfection is impossible, even for this collection of angels. Once esteemed immortals find themselves banished from the heavenly realm and condemed to a life on Earth amongst the mortals, unless they find a way back through the veil. Before they can find redemption they must first learn how to navigate their new life. Will they find a new appreciation for humanity and choose this life over the one they were created for?
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SONGS OF THE DEEP by Various
Once thrown overboard, a woman could be saved – resurrected – by Poseidon. Once long ago, women were believed to be bad luck if on ships. A belief that led to their demise at the hands of men. Once thrown over, they drowned or, in some cases, saved by the God of the Sea. Granted a new life under the waves, these women could seek revenge and second chances. As times changed, any who found death under the waves could find themselves turned to life as a mermaid – or merman. That is where Songs of the Deep begins. With death, magic, and revenge. Dive under the waves with 18 tales of mermaid magic. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
NIGHTWORLD ACADEMY: WINTERFALL LEGACY by LJ Swallow
Winterfall Legacy is the third book in the Nightworld Academy: Winterfall series. Other books in the series must be read first. Now that the group are back together, they have new challenges to face—including finally confronting Gabriella. But what is the First and how dangerous is she? And what problems will Dorian Blackwood’s involvement create?
HIS DAMAGED PACK (ASILO PRIDE BOOK TWO) by Jenna Wade and Lorelai M Hart
Asilo Pack lives in the shadows protecting those without a voice. My brother warned me to run—that Highridge was no longer safe for me, but I was stubbornly refusing to leave him until it was too late, our pack Alpha leaving him for dead and keeping me prisoner, help unable to get to me. Cooper came to the rescue, and I fell in love. My beast recognizing him as ours. The sexy old alpha kept me at arm’s length for our own safely. If Highridge knew what we were to each other, that would be the end of us. Leaving my mate was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I knew we’d be together again someday. And then I got what should be the happiest news of my life: I was pregnant. I needed to find Cooper, despite the danger. Our baby deserved both his fathers and I was willing to fight to make that happen. His Damaged Pack is a sweet with knotty heat M/M Mpreg Shifter Romance… AmazonKU
BROOKS AND HIS BEAR MECHANIC (SHIFTERLY EVER AFTER BOOK THREE) by Lorelai M Hart and Colbie Dunbar
Sometimes a pothole is exactly what you need. Human omega Brooks’s car is packed and he’s ready for the adventure of a lifetime. West Coast and new job, here he comes. Only a pothole in the middle of nowhere has other ideas. Now trapped on the side of the road with a broken undercarriage, Brooks is stuck in a rural town for who knows how long. His future will have to wait—or will it? Alpha bear shifter Castiel has always loved tinkering with motors. It’s where he’s most at home. When he gets a call from the man who mentored him as a teen, offering to sell him his shop, Castiel jumps at the chance. He longs to get out of the city and be his own boss. When Castiel gets a service call for a car on the side of the road, he plans to drive there, fix the tire, then be home for dinner. The last thing he expects is to come face to face with his fated mate. It should be the happiest day of his life, but the human is only passing through as his new life is on the other side of the country. He just wants his car repaired. If only it were that simple. AmazonKU
LYING LAINEY: UNDERGROUND OMEGA SYNDICATE by Elizabeth Knight
When the Syndicate calls to collect their debt— Omegas are given no choice but to succeed…or die trying. Being a con artist—a highly talented con artist mind you—I’m not one who’s used to being on the flip side of a con. So when I wake up in a strange apartment, in a city I hate, being anonymously blackmailed… Not an experience that’s at all welcomed. The Underground Omega Syndicate needs me to pull a job whether I want to or not. They’ve uncovered every secret I have, and make sure I know it. If I don’t follow their orders they will destroy me in every way possible. A little overkill if you ask me, but who am I to talk? So now I’m the brand new executive assistant to the CEO of a security company. An attractive silver fox of a CEO I’ll have you know. And oh yeah…my first day is tomorrow. Not like the best cons take months of planning or anything. But the job isn’t the real problem. The Alphas I have to work with? They’re a bigger threat to me than the Syndicate. No matter what, I can’t fail. There’s no other option, especially when my life hangs in the balance. The real question is: Can I con my heart into thinking this is just another job? Or will my life be blown up, one way or another? AmazonKU
DARK HEALING BLIND TRIST (THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 72) by I T Lucas
Riddled with guilt over the crimes he was forced to commit, Mo-red is ready to stand trial and accept the death sentence he believes he deserves, but when the clan’s alluring psychologist offers a new perspective on his past and hope for a better future, he resolves to fight for his life. AmazonKU
MELTING THE FROST TROLL: MONSTER BETWEEN THE SHEETS SEASON TWO by Ella Maven
“She wants to cross my bridge… but not if I claim her first.” I used to have much more important things to protect, but now after sipping a strange drink at a party, I’m merely an ice troll guarding a frozen bridge. It’s not much, but it’s my duty. When I catch three thieves attempting to cross my bridge without paying the tax, they sacrifice one of their own to get away. The frightened but brave woman has never seen anything like me before. She doesn’t know what kind of monsters wait for her beyond the bridge in Screaming Woods. When she insists on going to the town anyway, I have no choice but to hold her captive with me. It’s for her own safety after all… and not because she’s melting my cold heart. AmazonKU
UNDER KINGDOM by Christof Bogacs
School can be hard, and making friends can be even harder. Taking your mother’s place as the guardian of a secret subterranean kingdom of monsters just might be impossible! After the sudden disappearance of his mom, high school freshman, Shay, is thrust into a secret world of monsters that exists underneath his small West-Virginian town. With the help of his shapeshifting aunt Sa’Belle, he must search for his mother while doing what he can to safeguard the citizens of the ‘Under Kingdom’ and try to maintain his normal high school life. If that wasn’t enough, Shay’s no fighter but the Under Kingdom demands he take arms to protect his friends and family. Shay struggles to balance school, his new crush, and training to become a warrior. When an army of Dwarves declare war on the Under Kingdom, he will need to find a way to balance who he is with protecting all of monster-kind from war. An epic adventure set in a colorful world full of mischievous sock-stealing imps, adorable dragons, rowdy orcs, and an endless variety of other strange creatures. Join Shay, Sa’belle, and friends in this heartwarming tale where kindness is proven more powerful than violence.
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TRICKED BY FATE (FIGHTING FATE BOOK TWO) by Michelle Ziegler
When I escaped I never imagined that I’d find my fated mate, but I’m not safe yet. I’m playing with fire now. The pack I sabotaged is after me for revenge – revenge for stealing Devon, the alpha of a blood thirsty pack. But I have something the alpha’s daughter wants even more than revenge. She thinks I’m the one who could destroy her pack and her means to power. And now, my captors are determined to keep me. My fated mate is the only one who can save me from my old pack’s wrath. He’s powerful and full of dark secrets. He’s been searching for answers about the kidnappings, and my abduction may be his only chance to uncover the truth. Devon’s going to race against time to get me, if he’s still alive. I think I’ve proven I’m not good at being the damsel in distress. I won’t lose him again. AmazonKU
THE GHOST GOES TO THE DOGS (HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERY BOOK NINE) by Cleo Coyle
Pet Mystery Week brings brisk business to Penelope’s Rhode Island bookshop, but a real mystery comes barking at her door when a lost dog turns up in a panic. Pen and her son Spencer follow the furry fugitive to a wooded area where the dog’s owner lies unconscious. Mrs. Cunningham is a warm-hearted widow who volunteers at the animal shelter and runs Buy the Book’s pet lovers book club. Why would anyone shoot such a sweet soul? The police believe it’s an accident, a shot by a careless deer hunter, but Pen remains skeptical. To straighten out this doggone mess, she whistles for the ghost of PI Jack Shepard, an expert in hounding as well as haunting. Jack has a dog story of his own, a case from the 1940s that may help Pen sniff out clues to her present predicament. Yet even with Jack’s hard-boiled help, Pen may not be able to stop the killer from striking again or letting this whole case go to the dogs.
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STOLEN MAGICK by J L Vampa
A pub owner. A witch with broken magick. A crew of unlikely criminals. And the greatest diamond heist of all time. Jonas and Yenna lead normal lives as a London pub owner and a journalist…but they moonlight as notorious thieves with their five-member crew of unlikely criminals. Since the night twelve-year-old Jonas and his feisty red-headed neighbor—who happens to be a witch—knocked over a corner shop, the two have been inseparable. Until Yenna’s magick breaks and the two of them have to face the traumatic after-effects. After years apart, Jonas brings Yenna in for one last heist—to steal a diamond from the Millenium Dome on New Year’s Eve 1999, just as the clock strikes midnight and the New Millennium is ushered in. But there is a new detective in town that has opened six cold-cases that are all too familiar…With everything at stake, the two of them must work together to stay ahead of the police, unravel the mystery of Yenna’s broken magick, and face the ghosts of their own past. AmazonKU
EDWARD’S BUNNY (SATCHEL PRIDE BOOK TWO) by C K Noel
When lion shifter and leader of his pride Edward learns about his fated mate, his life turns upside down. After losing the love of his life, his wife, he vows to never love again. but he does remarry, to give his infant son a mother. Too bad his new wife—now his ex-wife—was a raging psychopath. But when he meets Brian, a bunny shifter who’s nearly forty years younger, he’s sure there’s no way they can make things work… right? Brian knows things are a bit rocky with his current boyfriend, but there’s no way he’d tell the lion shifter who happens to be his fated mate. Instead, he uses his current relationship status—taken—as a reason to run from the lion. He’s not interested in predators. But Fate won’t be denied, and the pair are going to have to get over themselves, past their prejudices, and break the stereotypes forced on them if they’re ever going to find happiness. AmazonKU
UNENDING MAGIC (BARGAINS WITH BEASTS BOOK THREE) by Stacia Stark
I can save the world. I just may have to ruin all of my friends’ lives in the process. Of all the people tasked with making sure the realms don’t burn and the worlds don’t end, I’m surely the most unlikely choice. Unfortunately for me, fate doesn’t care. Don’t get me wrong–I’m more than capable. But I prefer a direct approach. Unfortunately, I need the Unseelie King’s precious sword, and he would see my teeth and claws a mile away. So this will require precision. Somehow, I need to convince the bane of my existence to trust me enough to let down his guard. And then I have to betray him. AmazonKU
FIRES OF THE FORSAKEN (ACROSS TIME BOOK ONE) by Stephanie E Donohue
Addie wanted a gosh-darn pizza. Lass wanted to avoid being cooked over a spit. Neither figured they’d end up with a one-way ticket to the end of days. Addie did not have “getting plucked from the 21st century and thrown into a rudimentary fantasy world” on her “fun things to do at 30” checklist. Yet here she is, struggling to survive in the hellscape known as Sakar, a place where Wraiths flame-broil humans and Celestial armies wage war with each other over a centuries-old spat. Thankfully, Cheriour, the hunky commander of the human army, takes her under his wing—although he’s allergic to giving straight answers. And talking. As Addie reluctantly starts to care for him, and the rest of the Sakarians, she also learns why she was sent to this world. And it’s a doozy…The violent society of Sakar is the only home Lass has ever known, and it’s been a wretched one. She has spent her life being tormented and twisted into an inhuman hybrid by the Celestials and hunted by the humans who fear her. But she finds solace with a cocky, blue-eyed boy who comforts her, even after she accidentally slaughters innocents. As Lass struggles to control her volatile powers, she slowly transforms into the monster the humans believe her to be. And even the boy she loves is in peril…At the end of time, there is only fire. And neither Addie nor Lass will escape unscathed.
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MAGIC IS ONLY SKIN DEEP (SUPERNATURAL MIDLIFE MYSTIQUE) (SHROUDED NATION BOOK SIX) by Brenda Trim and Tia Didmon
Hide a witch. Find a god. While construction of the new council chambers is underway in shifter territory, relations between the members remain strained and controversial. The ancient evil plaguing our town attempts to subvert our highest members to create a portal and grant him access to our world. When I suspect my daughter’s unscrupulous boyfriend is connected to the mutated cult, I go undercover in the demon sex club. I learn more about my ex and his girlfriend than I bargained for as well as a lead on the ancient god’s new temple. As my relationship with my daughter disintegrates, I am tasked with a new position within the council. Do I accept and risk my relationship with Hunter or decline and risk the mutation spreading? AmazonKU
THREE WISHES by Anne Shade
Since she took her first trip to the little island of Nosy Be off the coast of Madagascar, Elise Porter has been drawn back to it time and again. When a mysterious vendor sells her an antique, jewel-encrusted oil lamp, Elise is thoroughly surprised by the mystical appearance of a beautiful and scantily clad woman offering to grant her three wishes. Naima is a Jinni, and she has a wish of her own. A cursed princess’s spirit, who also happens to be the Jinni’s wife Aliya, has taken residence within Elise and needs to be brought forth to free them from their curse. When Naima is summoned by a human who not only possesses her lamp but also the spirit of her long-lost wife, she can’t believe her luck. After centuries dreaming of the moment when she and Aliya would be reunited, the reality of what freeing her could mean for Elise has Naima wondering if the price of freedom is worth the sacrifice. Elise and Naima must fight their growing feelings for each other as Elise wages an internal battle with Aliya, and they receive assistance from a very unlikely source.
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KNOT YOUR LIFE (JADED OMEGAS BOOK TWO) by Jarica James
Want to know what happens to Ellie and her pack, check out book two of the Jaded Omegas Duet – This duet will be full of betrayal, moving on, steam, strong omegas, and will end with a HEA. This is an omegaverse world that includes male omegas, female alphas, a jaded pack that struggles to move on, and one omega who is tired of letting the world tear her down. AmazonKU
RUN LIKE THE DEVIL (THE DEVIL’S LUCK) by Jayce Carter
I don’ t fight with my demons— I play with them. My first mistake was selling my soul. My second was falling in love with a bunch of devils. My third— and arguably biggest— was to utter a few stupid words— Let’ s overthrow God! My life isn’ t really going according to plan— I’ m dead, I’ m a Demon Lord, I’ m dating violent and dangerous men, and now I’ ve undertaken an impossible quest with those very men to change the entire afterlife. We’ ll have to cross the Path, a dangerous realm that has killed or driven mad every person who has entered it. Even if we can make it through, if we survive the traps and monsters standing in our way, if we can keep our sanity, and if we don’ t kill or betray each other first, we’ ll still have to face down the being who created our entire world. I’ d often wondered when I was alive why God hated me— well, I’ m about to give him a good damn reason to. AmazonKU
VAMPIRE LORD’S BITE (VAMPIRE LORDS OF PROTHEKA BOOK ONE) by Celeste King
The evil you know can’t protect you from the evil you crave…That’s what I realize each time I see Soren. I crave this vampire’s bite. His kind brings fear to the hearts of all living creatures on Protheka – even my dreaded dark elf masters. But he brings a different feeling to me. Not dread…but desire. He promises to lead my people to freedom. He promises to lead me to safety. He swears he will turn my tribe of humans into a vibrant nation. Yes, he can do all that. But he doesn’t realize that there’s only one thing I want to be for him…Bedsport. AmazonKU
TO RULE THE DESERT by Monica Robinson
Quinn, a ghost of a woman who wanders the unending desert landscape, searches for a way to save herself from the truck driving highway (wo)man tasked with ferrying her to the land of the dead. She is the victim of an unsolved murder at a roadside motel, and has spent years roaming the desert and avoiding the dangerous creatures that lurk there, often unaware of the way these seemingly separate stories entwine with her own. After a perilous journey that brings new knowledge about the dangers of the desert and what is both buried and living there, as well as awakening old memories, which prove almost equally dangerous, Quinn arrives back at the site of her death to wait for her partner, Ava. Quinn and Ava must evade capture and true death as they weave through the path toward a simple life together, but eventually discover that they are missing a few sentences from their collective narrative, a startling realization which threatens to break them entirely as they learn the unerring truth behind Quinn’s murder and the actions surrounding it. This debut speculative fiction desert gothic novella from career poet Monica Robinson, thematically set along Route 40 in the American Southwest, loosely retells the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through a queer women’s lens. Ava and Quinn find themselves at odds with the strange specters that haunt the desert during a roadtrip-gone-wrong and must fight across the dangerous landscape to find one another again. Amazon
GIGI’S MONSTER GARAGE (GHOULS AND GALS SERIES BOOK ONE) by Loretta Kendall
VS Note: From APRIL 16. Saw it recommended on Tiktok by Booktoker Broke_and_Books
Take a wild ride with Gigi, the former bride of Frank N. Stein, as she navigates the world of rat rod racing and explores the unfamiliar territory of understanding love. With a sassy rockabilly style and a lot of attitude, this stitched-up bad girl will capture your heart with lots of laughs along the way. Join her and her misfit friends, including an adorable Venus flytrap who can be a little naughty. Be careful and read the warning signs in the lobby – Molly Sue bites! Get ready for motor-revving action as Gigi discovers the truth of the lost romance of her human past, uncovering a hidden agenda for why she’s not like others of her kind. Made for humans and monsters alike, Frank-n-people are nothing more than entertainment and sensual gratification for their owners, created by a madman. Not accepting that as her fate, this undead girl is blazing a path of her own. With the mad scientist Victor’s decision to grant Gigi free will, she has mustered up enough strength to part ways with her abusive ex-husband, following a cataclysmic event that forces vintage horror monsters into the human realm. When she crosses paths with Fox Adams – a lonely human drifter, he wants to work alongside the beautiful, green-skinned drag racing icon in her infamous monster garage. Confused by the attraction to a man with dreams of racing stardom, it forces her to look into who her host body really is if she wants a future with Fox. Together, they form an unlikely bond that will show her she wasn’t just made to be a living Frank-n-mate doll. She was made for love.
THE WEST WIND (THE FOUR WINDS BOOK TWO) by Alexandria Warwick
Long before civilization, there were the gods. And before the gods, there was the earth, the celestial bodies, and air given flesh. They are the Anemoi—the Four Winds—and they have been banished to the four corners of the world. Brielle of Thornbrook has dedicated her life to the abbey. She spends her days forging iron and studying the Text, all in preparation of becoming an acolyte—a shepherd of the Father. Twenty-one years on this earth and she has never touched a man. And she never will.Yet dark things uncoil beyond Thornbrook’s high stone walls. A chance encounter with an alluring stranger leads Brielle to Under, where the air breathes rot and the roots grow black. Zephyrus, Bringer of Spring, with eyes of green. In Under, those Brielle can trust are few, least of all Zephyrus. But never has a man so thoroughly ensnared her. When faith and heart collide, Brielle learns how quickly threads unravel, even her most sacred vow: thou shalt not forsake the Father. For He is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory. Forever and ever. Amen. AmazonKU
REBORN AS THE VILLAINNESS? I’LL REWRITE THE PLOT: AN ISEKAI ADVENTURE ROMANCE by L A Holloway
Lynn Smith is having a very bad day. Getting hit by a truck on her way to a job she didn’t even want was bad enough, but now she’s woken up—not as Lynn Smith, retail worker, but as Camille Shadowrender, the villainess of a popular fantasy novel who is doomed to die at the end of the story! Determined to change her fate and avoid a second terrible death, Lynn embraces her role as Camille, the last witch of the Darkwood, and sets out to right the wrongs of her character before it’s too late. First on her list: free the grumpy dragon shifter who has been enslaved to her family for 200 years so that he won’t have a reason to kill her in the climactic final scene. Unfortunately for her, Zynder isn’t so ready to forgive and forget! Now Camille has to write her own redemption arc while being pursued by a vengeful dragon who can’t seem to make up his mind if she’s his enemy, a stolen object from his hoard, or… something else. But Camille is soon going to discover that changing her own fate comes with consequences. Can she protect the things she holds dear while also saving her own life? Or is the only way to save the world to become the villain, after all? AmazonKU
VENOM AND VOW by Anna-Marie McElmore and Elliott McElmore
Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this lush YA fantasy, featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin in the lead roles.
Keep your enemy closer. Cade McKenna is a transgender prince who’s doubling for his brother. Valencia Palafox is a young dama attending the future queen of Eliana. Gael Palma is the infamous boy assassin Cade has vowed to protect. Patrick McKenna is the reluctant heir to a kingdom, and the prince Gael has vowed to destroy. Cade doesn’t know that Gael and Valencia are the same person. Valencia doesn’t know that every time she thinks she’s fighting Patrick, she’s fighting Cade. And when Cade and Valencia blame each other for a devastating enchantment that takes both their families, neither of them realizes that they have far more dangerous enemies.
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INTENSIVE BEAR UNIT (GRIZ MOUNTAIN SHIFTERS BOOK TWO) by P Jameson
These bear shifters HAD one rule: The first to mate becomes alpha. Now that’s done, and the rules have changed. If they don’t find their fated mate by the full moon, they could be lost to their inner beasts forever. Let the mating frenzy begin! Hawthorn never saw himself as the mating type. In fact, he’s spent a lifetime keeping females away from his clan for their own safety. But now they have an alpha and others will come. His people need him now more than ever, and that means he must take a mate himself. Ready or not, he accidentally finds her when brawling lands him in a human hospital. Sassy, smart, and so pretty he can’t ignore his bear’s claim. He knows they’re fated, she needs convincing. Her difficult past keeps her from trusting him, and on a scale of one to grumpy, she’s got him beat. But he knows there’s more to the jaded nurse who makes his pants tight and his heart want things he never thought he could have. He sees the tenderness she tries to hide when she looks at him. The way she craves more. And he’s ready to give her everything. But he’ll need to lower his defenses to get past hers, and show her when it’s right, falling in love doesn’t mean falling alone. AmazonKU
DRAGON BARGAIN (CATCH A DRAGON BY THE TALON BOOK TWO) by Millicent Pearl
This was ALL his fault, the puffed up, winged menace at my back! I wasn’t quite sure exactly how all of this fell upon his shoulders, but it absolutely did. Call it a gut feeling… but I was certain of it. My mudworm is going to run me down, sword in hand, if she ever discovers I’ve been withholding things from her, even if I feel the subterfuge is with her best interests at heart. My wily dragon bound is a sheila of a beast in her own right when crossed. It’s not without warrant, my secrets kept, but I don’t believe she’ll be seeing it quite in that light…Looking for Pim’s father is feeling more like a lost cause than an actual pursuit, but the pair are determined. They’d struck a bargain, after all, had they not? It was but one part of their quest to free Mort from his curse. It’s a dragon’s bargain in the process, a moonkissed human and her dragon bound stumbling their way through this whole mess and, even more importantly, their burgeoning feelings for one another.
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SNAKE BELIEVE: MONSTER BETWEEN THE SHEETS SEASON TWO by Karla Doyle
Could she be falling in love with a man who embodies her biggest fear, or is it only snake believe? CORA – Sent to Screaming Woods to write a magazine piece on its resident monsters, I’m ready to meet hairy beasts, ogres, vampires… Heck, I even have an interview scheduled with an actual invisible man. What I’m not prepared for? A snake man. I’m terrified of snakes. Now I’ll have to talk to a man-sized one on a daily basis, because he owns the motel where I’m staying and there are no vacancies elsewhere in town. Once the initial shock of coming face to face with a walking, talking snake passes, I start to see Leroy for the man beneath the monster exterior. And the more I get to know my snake man, the more I realize my biggest fear would be losing him. LEROY – At nineteen, I unknowingly drank the poisoned party punch that turned many of Screaming Woods’ residents into monsters. My future as a human vanished when I became a snake man. Twenty-plus years later, I wouldn’t change back if I could. I have the best of both species in me. My new anatomy has definite advantages, and because of them, I’m frequently propositioned. But that’s not the kind of proposal I seek. I’m the loneliest snake in town until the day Cora walks into the motel I own—and promptly faints at the sight of me. The lovely magazine reporter is only in town to interview monsters for an article, but I know from the first day that I won’t want to say goodbye to her. My charms have never failed me before, but I’m a one-hundred-and-eighty-pound embodiment of her biggest fear. That won’t stop me from trying. Anything is possible in Screaming Woods. AmazonKU
TRANSMOGRIFY: 14 FANTASTICAL TALES OF TRANS MAGIC by Various
Transness is as varied and colorful as magic can be. In Transmogrify!, you’ll embark on fourteen different adventures alongside unforgettable characters who embody many different genders and expressions and experiences—because magic is for everyone, and that is cause for celebration.
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HER SHIFTER WOLF DOCTOR (THE CLAN OF HOGAN FALLS BOOK FIVE) by Serena Meadows
Happily ever after isn’t part of my plan—Until fate steps in—and I lay eyes on doctor dreamy…My life revolves around one thing—running the local bed and breakfast with the other orphan wolf shifters in Hogan Falls. My friends are getting married and having babies. The joke is on them—their happiness will never last. The new doctor in town, Scott, delivers my friends’ twins. Everything I thought I knew about love and relationships fades away. We fall fast and hard for each other—But I’m reluctant. This can’t be happening. It’s too much too soon. The attraction is an undeniable magnetic force—I want him, and he wants me. And a connection to the past makes me realize we are truly meant to be together. Not everyone agrees and I quickly realize I can’t trust everyone who claims to protect me. If Scott and I are soul mates, it’s going to take a whole town of shifters to safeguard our love. AmazonKU
THE SOLITARY PROTECTOR (ETHERYA’S EARTH BOOK EIGHT) by Rebecca Hefner
A woman determined to discover her past…Adelyn, daughter of Lila and Latimus, has never felt quite whole. Although she loves her parents immensely, the origin of her lavender irises always remained a mystery. When she overhears rumors of a secret species of immortal who share the rare trait, she’s compelled to journey into treacherous territory to find them. A man destined to protect her…Leo, son of Kilani and Alrec, prefers solitude rather than the misery and exclusion he experienced in the immortal realm. When a gorgeous Slayer shows up at his remote cabin, he yearns to protect her, even if the stubborn woman drives him mad. A perilous journey… Incensed by the grumpy Vampyre, Adelyn vows to leave him behind. But the obstinate man insists on protecting her, and each day they forge ahead, she wonders if her heart might need the most protection of all.
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HARRY’S BEAST by Kat Baxter
You know what they say about satyrs…Jace – Like many of the people in Screaming Woods, I’m cursed. My plight goes beyond my hooved feet, horns and my tail. My problem–my curse– is a different kind of hard. The perpetually stiff kind of hard, if you know what I mean. Only true love can give me “release.” I know it’s too much to hope the pretty, curvy human is my fated mate. One touch and I could lose all control, and I can’t risk hurting her. Harriet – Ever since my best friend fell in love with a monster, I’ve wanted one of my own. I’ve gone out with a few, but no one gets my heart racing like the brooding, mysterious satyr. Jace refuses to give me a chance though. I know he wants me, I can see the heat simmering in his gaze. We just need some alone time. Yeah, kidnapping him might be an extreme, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. AmazonKU
COURT OF THE UNDYING SEASONS by A M Strickland
In becoming a vampire, I’m less than a girl. And more. Or maybe I’m becoming what I always have been, deep inside. A blade. When nineteen-year-old Fin volunteers to take her secret love’s place in their village’s Finding, she is terrified. Those who are chosen at the Finding are whisked away to Castle Courtsheart, a vampire school where human students either succeed and become vampires, fail and spend the rest of their lives as human thralls…or they don’t survive long enough to become either. Fin is determined to forge a different path: learn how to kill the undead and get revenge for her mother, who was taken by the vampires years ago. But Courtsheart is as captivating as it is deadly, and Fin is quickly swept up in her new world and its inhabitants – particularly Gavron, her handsome and hostile vampire maker, whose blood is nothing short of intoxicating. As Fin begins to discover new aspects of her own identity and test her newfound powers, she stumbles across a string of murders that may be connected to a larger ritual – one with potentially lethal consequences for vampires and humans alike. Fin must uncover the truth and find the killer before she loses her life…or betrays her own heart.
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ARMOR AND INFERNOS (THE CHOSEN LEGACY BOOK THREE) by Brittany Hester
VS Note: From APRIL 27
Love is a war Ren never expected to fight. When the council threw Ren into the Choosing, she intended to escape no matter the cost. The last thing she expected was that her struggle for freedom would deliver her into the hands of the resistance. If she plays her cards right, they could give her the revenge and freedom she desperately desires. All they want in return is for her to spy on the council. The task would have been simple if the council hadn’t caught her first. Ren is confronted with the harsh reality that the resistance and the council both see her as a means to destroy the other. Knowing she is only a tool to them makes it harder for her to keep her secrets, but she has no choice but to play the game if she wants to survive. When lines blur and friends become enemies, she realizes she can’t maintain her balancing act between the two factions for much longer. There are monsters and heroes on both sides. Can she gain the trust of the resistance without being labeled a traitor and take back control of her future? Or will divulging the truth cost her everything? AmazonKU
BOUND BY SWORD AND SPIRIT (LORESMITH BOOK THREE) by Andrea Robertson
Ara and her companions are separated, and the world is in danger. The evil Vokkans are continuing their conquest of Saetlund and the world Ara is meant to protect. The only thing that can stop the wizards and the destroyer, Vokk, is Ara and her Loreknights. But she still has many to find. Teth is captured—thrown into prison with none other than their betrayer, Prince Eamon. While he struggles with a shocking secret from his past, he must determine whether he can trust his former friend to help turn the tables on the dark wizards. Meanwhile, Eamon has to gather all his courage and wit to enact a secret plan to help his sister and redeem himself—no matter what. As a battle to save their world approaches, Ara and her friends must rally their forces—some more mysterious than they ever could have imagined—and take back their kingdom, once and for all. Ultimately, they will change the future of Saetlund forever.
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PAINTED DEVILS (LITTLE THIEVES BOOK TWO) by Margaret Owen
Let’s get one thing straight – Vanja Schmidt wasn’t trying to start a cult. After taking down a corrupt margrave, breaking a deadly curse, and finding romance with the vexingly scrupulous junior prefect Emeric Conrad, Vanja had one great mystery left: her long-lost birth family . . . and whether they would welcome a thief. But in her search for an honest trade, she hit trouble and invented a god, the Scarlet Maiden, to scam her way out. Now that lie is growing out of control—especially when Emeric arrives to investigate and the Scarlet Maiden manifests to claim him as a virgin sacrifice. For his final test to become a prefect, Emeric must determine if Vanja is guilty of serious fraud or if the Scarlet Maiden—and her claim to him—is genuine. Meanwhile, Vanja is chasing an alternative sacrifice that could be their way out. The hunt leads her not only into the lairs of monsters and the paths of gods, but also the ties of her past. And with what should be the simplest way to save Emeric hanging over their heads, he and Vanja must face a more dangerous question: Is there a future for a thief and a prefect, and at what price?
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OF TIDES AND SNOW by Darva Green
A runaway priestess. A pirate with a deadly curse upon her heart. Will they be able to save each other before the hourglass runs out in this steamy, sapphic Snow White retelling? Gwen – I’ve spent my whole life preparing for one moment, but on the night I’m supposed to commit myself to the Moon Coven, a murder attempt has me fleeing the safety of the only home I’ve ever known. I run straight past the safe cottage in the woods and right into the arms of a most unlikely hero—a ruthless pirate captain. As I board The Ruined Soul, I can’t be sure if I’m a passenger or a captive, but as the tides grow more dangerous, I begin to suspect there’s more to the cold-hearted captain than meets the eye. And my magic just might be the thing to help her thaw out. Morgen – The wall of ice I keep between myself and everyone else is meant to protect my cursed heart. No one can get too close to me. But my walls start to crumble when a runaway priestess stumbles onto my boat and into my life. I only need to remind myself that she’s a bag of gold to be protected at all costs and nothing else—I won’t give in to the temptation to risk my soul for a taste of her. With my crew of misfit pirates, we’ll make it across a sea full of monsters and get her to safety, so we can claim our sweet reward. Amazon
TRADED FOR THEIR PLEASURE (COVETED PREY BOOK 16) by L V Lane
My husband conned two barbarians out of ten chickens. Now they’re at my door demanding recompense. I’m sick of my husband’s nonsense and nefarious trading ways. Enough is enough, I’m set to leave him tomorrow. Only the barbarians demand a trade for their ten lost chickens. My scoundrel of a husband has just offered me.
THE CAPTAIN’S CURSE (SENTINELS OF SAVANNAH BOOK EIGHT) by Lisa Kessler
Captain Ian Flynn would die for any one of his crew…if he could. Now he might have to. Because one of the only known weapons able to kill an immortal is missing. The Spear of Destiny—a priceless religious artifact from the crucifixion—is in the hands of his ship’s ruthless ex-captain. Now the lives of the Sea Dog’s immortal pirate crew are all at risk…along with the headstrong mortal Ian never should have fallen for. Writer Lily Bouchard isn’t sure what’s worse. That she fell for Ian Flynn only to get her heart broken, or that she romanticized the man like he was some gorgeous viking straight out of a movie. So when he shows up suddenly with some absurd tale of immortal pirates and mythical religious relics, Lily doesn’t know what to think. He’s always had a wildness beneath his well-tailored appearance…but how could any of this possibly be real? Now a centuries-old vendetta between two pirate captains has erupted, and Ian will do anything to keep Lily safe—even if it means risking everything. But she won’t give him up without a fight.
The only thing more dangerous than killing an immortal is falling for one. AmazonKU
DECREE (BEGINNING’S END SERIES BOOK EIGHT) by W J May
In order to rise from the ashes, one must walk through the flames. When Kiera found herself face to face with a dragon, she was certain her life was finished. The truth settled for a single moment, before her world disappeared in a cloud of smoke and flame. But fire was not the end of her story, it was only the beginning. After discovering a mysterious castle in the heart of the desert, the friends must race back to their homeland to warn the fae about the damaris and Sorne. But secret forces are conspiring against them, and it won’t be so easy to return home. After finding some unlikely help from a friend, the gang finally reaches the eastern shore, but when a disastrous turn of events leaves them stranded in the icy plains of the north, they find themselves in trouble once again. How many times can they roll the dice, before it catches up with them? Can they warn the rest of their world about the darkness in time? More importantly, how is Kiera still breathing? How does a person survive a breath of dragon fire…? Be careful who you trust… Even the devil was once an angel.
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DEVILS DON’T LIE (VALKYRIE BESTIARY BOOK SEVEN) by Kim McDougall
Being a working mom chosen to save the world is going to take practice, courage, and a whole crew of creature companions as backup. The forest whispers to Kyra. Something is coming. The creatures are restless. Ash falls on their homestead. And Montreal ward is bursting with refugees. But Kyra doesn’t need omens. She has a direct line to Terra, the god who put humankind in their place once before and won’t hesitate to do it again. Unless Kyra finds and destroys a deadly weapon. A weapon that will bring the end of everything. A weapon that is now in the hands of Montreal’s oldest enemy, the vampires. Kyra and Mason have fought vampires before, but with Mason’s demonic magic threatening to push him over the edge, this time, the risk might be too high. Can Kyra appease an angry god, face off against the vampires and protect her growing family? AmazonKU
THE SCANDALOUS LETTERS OF v AND j (FRENCH LETTERS BOOK ONE) by Felicia Davin
Paris, 1823. Victor Beauchêne has led a stifling existence, unrecognized for both his cleverness and his gender, except in the pages of his meticulous diary. Abruptly cut off from his family’s fortune, he takes the opportunity to start a new life in a shabby boarding house with his beloved spinster aunt Sophie. There, he stumbles upon two kinds of magic: a pen with eerie powers of persuasion and a reserved, alluring art student named Julien. Brilliant, unconventional Julien is also Julie, a person whose magical paintings can transform their body or enchant viewers. Haunted by a terrible episode in their past, they’ve come to Paris for artistic success—the ordinary, non-magical kind. Victor, too handsome and far too inquisitive, is a dangerous distraction from their ambitions. Drawn to each other, Victor and Julie strike up a cautious correspondence of notes slid under doors. It soon unfolds into a passionate romance. Outside the bedroom, their desires clash: Julie wants to distance herself from the world of magic and Victor wants to delve deeper. When the ruthless abuser from Julie’s past resurfaces, he aims to take control of her powers and ruin more lives. Victor and Julie are the only ones who can stop him. Do they trust each other enough to survive the threat to their love and their lives? The Scandalous Letters of V and J is a historical fantasy romance with two nonbinary main characters, told primarily in letters and diary entries. It is approximately 100,000 words long and sexually explicit. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
NIGHTFALL’S PROPHET (AN AILEEN TRAVERS NOVEL BOOK SIX) by T A White
How long can a vampire hold a grudge? The answer, it turns out, is an eternity. Aileen Travers is about to get a lesson in the nature of vendettas and how far some will go to avenge any slight. When a representative of the vampire council sweeps into town, he brings with him a deadly conspiracy that could wind up threatening the very foundation of Aileen’s life. With strange dreams plaguing her days and an ancient creature stalking her nights, Aileen soon finds the vampire’s motivations for being in her city are far more sinister than she could have ever imagined. An infestation of hunters points to a conspiracy whose roots lie in the far past. As the danger deepens, Aileen will need to unravel the mystery behind her dreams and their connection with her stalker or risk losing everything she’s built. One thing is clear—when you live as long as vampires do, you’re bound to make a few enemies. AmazonKU
THE AFTER MARKET, VOLUME FIVE (A RARE AND UINKNOWN WORLD) by Shai August
Thea knew going up for auction at aquatic Atlantis After Market that she’d have to fake her marriage for a whole year, but that was before she was won by the sexy, charismatic Trenton Baptiste who she soon discovered was a spoiled trust fund baby who’d never done an honest day’s work in his life. Four months was how long she’d lasted before the avian shifter wanted to burst out of the cage of her marriage, but the fine, fine print in the encyclopedic marriage contract means where she goes so does Trenton. Trenton is in love with his After Market bride, he thinks. He does know that every look of scorn from his wife’s beautiful brow is the kick in the pants he needs to get himself together to be the husband and mate she deserves. His past keeps coming back to haunt him, and drive a wedge further into the fledging relationship that was developing between he and his bride. Can Trenton mature enough to be the man and mate Thea needs? Will Thea take flight as soon as the contract expires? AmazonKU
UNTIL DEATH (TEMPTING THE FATES BOOK THREE) by Alice Wilde
Death was all he deserved … Until it wasn’t. No sooner than I step out of sight of Death, and what our deal has wrought, do I regret the words I’ve spoken. My heart aches from the harshness of my tongue, and I wonder if I have made a grave mistake. And yet, I do not turn back. No. Instead, I harden my heart against these thoughts. Against my feelings. Sealing my fate with yet another mistake borne of disobedience … not only to my mother’s dying wish, but to the true desires of my soul. A fate that will force me to my very knees to save the ones I love. To save him. To save … us. AmazonKU
UNDISCOVERED TREASURES by MJ Williamz
Cyl Waterford hates Tampa. That she’s inherited a lighthouse there does little to change her mind. Of course, she’s going to sell as soon as she can and return to Colorado. If there are rumors the lighthouse is haunted, that’s something future buyers will need to investigate. Cyl doesn’t believe in ghosts anyway. When her deceased aunt’s friends Luna and Martinique convince Cyl to have a séance in the lighthouse, everything she thought she knew about the supernatural is shattered. A mystery she can’t ignore sets them all on a quest to find sunken treasure and a missing dead woman. Cyl’s in for more than an adventure as their quest reveals surprising attractions that have Cyl torn between returning home and following her heart.
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DOGGONE MESS (A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY (WITH A BODY COUNT) BOOK 20) by R J Blain
Single, female lycanthrope: check. Bills to pay: check. A bounty for the hottest single lycanthrope on the block: check. As the sole holdout of the corporate buyout of her apartment building, Joyce Gray is determined to transform her stubborn pride into a masterpiece in order to stay off the streets. Dipping her hands into the dark world of bounty hunting would give her the funds needed to find a new home, somewhere safe from the wolf who’d infected her with the lycanthropy virus. On the surface, the job is simple. For a period of three days, she must keep Wayne Barnes from returning to the New York City area. The owner of the corporation determined to reduce her apartment complex to rubble has a reputation of being straitlaced and playing for keeps. Worse, her virus is ready to roll over to have her belly rubbed and enjoy some positive and intimate attention. But with twenty thousand on the table and a chance to get ahead for once in her life, she’s prepared to get her hands dirty no matter the cost. What she doesn’t know will change her life and plunge her into the murky depths of the black market, where secrets are worth more than money, life is cheap, and anything can be purchased for a price.
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JUST FUR TONIGHT by Zora Black
Have you ever wondered what your neighbors get up to after dark? Trust me. You’d rather not know…The small town of Curiosity is supposed to be about simple living. But after a string of disasters, it starts to feel like I’m too much of an outsider. And when I see my hot neighbor Chet in an alleyway one night, I realize why. He’s big. He’s bad. He’s a…wolf. But he won’t bite. Unless I ask him to. If you were me, you’d be begging for it. And the best way to conquer your fears is face them right? I might be the new girl in town, but maybe if I play my cards right…He won’t be the only one huffing, puffing, and blowing in his house till dawn. AmazonKU
SLEEPING WITH FIRE (DRAGON’S TOY BOOK ONE) by Destiny Draco
With a dragon, one rarely ever walks away. They get burned alive. The world was meant to be safer for people like me after the Veil fell – but it’s not. It’s taken eat or be eaten to a whole new level. Pinned against a wall beneath my powerful dragon shifter boss, I had no choice…He’s going to have me whether I like it or not. Holding my future in the palm of his hand, Markus strikes a deal with me. I can keep my job. But I get a new title. His toy. I didn’t know the monster I unleashed when I said yes. But being brought to the brink of death wasn’t part of the deal. As I’m edged closer with each attack, I can’t help but wonder—Is this what I get for playing with fire? AmazonKU
A LONG TIME DEAD by Samara Breger
Somewhere foggy, 1837 . . .Poppy had always loved the night, which is why it wasn’t too much of a bother to wake one evening in an unfamiliar home far from London, weak and confused and plagued with a terrible thirst for blood, to learn that she could no longer step out into the day. And while vampirism presented several disadvantages, it more than made up for those in its benefits: immortality, a body that could run at speed for hours without tiring, the thrill of becoming a predator, the thing that pulls rabbits from bushes and tears through their fur and flesh with the sharp point of a white fang. And, of course, Roisin. The mysterious woman who has lived for centuries, who held Poppy through her painful transformation, and who, for some reason, is now teaching her how to adjust to her new, endless life. A tight, lonely, buttoned-up woman, with kindness and care pressed up behind her teeth. The time they spend together is as transformative to Poppy as the changes in her body, and soon, she finds herself hopelessly, overwhelmingly attached. But Roisin has secrets of her own, and can’t make any promises; not when vengeance must be served. Soon, their little world explodes. Together and apart, they encounter scores of vampires, shifty pirates, conniving opera singers, ancient nobles, glamorous French women, and a found family that throws a very particular sort of party. But overhead, threat looms—one woman who is capable of destroying everything Poppy and Roisin hold dear.
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HOOKAH SMOKING CATERPILLAR by Beatrix Hollow
I’m falling down the rabbit hole into Cheshire’s Den of Debauchery. I’m obsessed with my deviant desires and only one thing can bring me satisfaction—Caterpillar. Whether by luck or misfortune, he can be bought. I only need to make a deal with Cheshire…and his deals have the tendency to go sideways. They say curiosity killed the cat but I’m the one in trouble. I was the canary in his jaws the moment I stepped into his lair. And I just keep falling. Falling for them and falling to the bottom of Wonderland where the truth of my past lurks in the murky depths. Wonderland bites and I fear I’ve been infected. In this story you’ll find: villain leads -ménage romance-peculiar anatomy-and so much more…Author Note: This is a monster retelling of Alice in Wonderland and is an extended version of the short story by the same title in the Into the Woods Anthology published April 2022. AmazonKU
BETRAYAL OF THE COURT (THE OTHER REALM BOOK SIX) by Heather G Harris
Death. Theft. Marriage. It’s an average day in the Other Realm. Someone keeps bludgeoning to death people in the Other realm. A couple of the murders were virtually in our back garden, so Emory has asked me to try and find the culprit. I’d feel better if I didn’t have Shirdal along with me, cracking jokes and on the verge of a deadly killing spree of his own. Plus there’s the small matter of the missing multi-million-pound Eye of Ebrel that I still need to locate. Having survived the challenges, you’d think I’d be welcomed by the dragons with open arms – but no, the Court is still full of intrigue and hostility. A few weeks ago we flew to Lucy’s rescue and made some questionable decisions and now it’s time for the consequences. The Elders are visiting Emory’s court and they’re here to decide his fate – and by extension mine. At this rate, I’m not sure we’ll survive long enough to get our big white wedding. Damn it, I was really looking forward to the cake. AmazonKU
FAE HEIR (ROYALS OF EMBERMERE BOOK ONE) by Lucia Asta
VS note: From APRIL 19.
Win the trials, earn a crown—or fail and lose everything. The heir of Embermere has unexpectedly died, and now a new prince and princess must be crowned. I’ve been hiding out with the dragons, but then mysterious fae show up at the dragons’ stronghold and abduct me at the King’s command. The royals of Embermere are hosting the Fae Heir Trials to find their successors. The winners will marry and become the next to rule the fae lands. Turns out I’m the King’s illegitimate daughter and the wicked queen intends to kill me off during the challenges. I find myself thrust into a barbaric tournament where death is all but guaranteed. I’m competing against the most gorgeous, deadly fae warriors of the realm. Determined, agile men who’ve been training to claim this chance all their lives—including clan leader Rush Vega. Rush Vega is the Crown’s favorite, devastatingly charming and dangerously tempting. His combat skills and dark secrets will be my undoing. With my survival on the line, my heart must resist his pull and those intriguing moonlight eyes. He’s the queen’s spy, and that makes him my number one enemy. My life might have become a game of savage brutality, but the Queen of Embermere underestimated me. I was born a fighter. And I intend to win. AmazonKU
ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN by Kyrie McCauley
The Sleeping House was very much awake . . .Days after a tragedy leaves Marin Blythe alone in the world, she receives a surprising invitation from Alice Lovelace—an acclaimed horror writer and childhood friend of Marin’s mother. Alice offers her a nanny position at Lovelace House, the family’s coastal Maine estate. Marin accepts and soon finds herself minding Alice’s peculiar girls. Thea buries her dolls one by one, hosting a series of funerals, while Wren does everything in her power to drive Marin away. Then Alice’s eldest daughter returns home unexpectedly. Evie Hallowell is every bit as strange as her younger sisters, and yet Marin is quickly drawn in by Evie’s compelling behavior and ethereal grace. But as Marin settles in, she can’t escape the anxiety that follows her like a shadow. Dead birds appear in Marin’s room. The children’s pranks escalate. Something dangerous lurks in the woods, leaving mutilated animals in its wake. All is not well at Lovelace House, and Marin must unravel its secrets before they consume her.
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CELESTIAL ACADEMY: NEXUS (AFTERWORLD BOOK TWO) by Olivia Pharos
With the Imperium Trials over, and their verdict revealing shocking potential within Wen’s Unitas, it’s Wen herself who is exposed as the most unprecedented—and unsettling. Something lies within her that shouldn’t exist. Wen is barely dealing with the fallout of that revelation with Godric, her one craving, her mentor and tether in this tumultuous Afterword, only for a chain reaction of traumatic events to hit them, each further setting up the stage for a war. One between those coveting her unspeakable power, and those who believe it must be eradicated. With upheavals at every corner, Wen and Godric struggle to navigate their fateful bond and explosive passion, while racing against time to uncover the devastating secrets of her nature and past. At every discovery, the battle lines of the future showdown get clearer. That is, until everything overturns, and Wen can no longer know who to trust—starting with everyone she loves. AmazonKU
GRAVE-REAPING HERMIT (GRAVE REAPER SERIES BOOK ONE) by Everlyn C Thompson
VS note: From APRIL 10.
When self-professed hermit Theodora Edwards is attacked by a dark fae and infected with his magic, she finds herself thrust into the supernatural spotlight as the first possible changeling in centuries. As if surviving the transition isn’t hard enough, Theo has to deal with an attempted abduction by her newly turned vampire ex-husband, unwanted courting offers from salacious fae suitors, and her growing attraction to the guardian of the gate to Fairie. Caught in a cruel tug of war between the queen of the fae and a surly law-enforcement agent, Theo must find a way to free herself before she loses her hard-earned independence for good.
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WHAT HE IS NOW (WOLVES TO BE BOOK TWO) by T S Joyce
Nash Hudson has done it. After years of being a bachelor werewolf, the Second of the Pack has finally used his one Turn to save the life of a quirky beauty he spent a fun night with, and now reality is setting in. She survived it. She really survived it, and now he and Summer have to figure out where they belong in each other’s lives. For the first time in three years, the Pack is initiating a new member, and what is supposed to be a big raucous party for Summer turns into a storm none of the Pack could see coming. And now Nash is going to see just how strong his new mate can be. Summer Dicarlo is ready to party. She’s aliiiiiive! She has spent years trying to recover from an illness, and now she is free thanks to the wolf Nash gifted her with. She’s powerful and ready to take on the world, and is appreciating every moment she has with her new friends and old. All she needs to do is get initiated into Nash’s Pack, and Change for the first time, and she and Nash can get on with life! But when Nash disappears on their first night Changed together, Summer has to go down a rabbit hole of mysteries to find out what happened to her new mate. The Pack isn’t what it seems, and neither is her new mate, and Summer is about to find out just how battle-tested she really is. AmazonKU
ETERNAL SYN (IMMORTAL ASSASSINS BOOK ONE) by Mia Monroe
My life was nothing but darkness and pain until he stepped out of the shadows to save me. Bowie – For years, I’ve struggled just to survive. Life is rough, but I keep on fighting, desperately grasping to a sliver of hope that someday, somehow things will get better. Between dodging the bad guys in the neighborhood and avoiding my uncle’s wrath, I do my best to avoid being seen. When things go from bad to worse, a dark angel appears, rescuing me from certain death. His name is Syn, and he sees me in ways no one else ever has. He’s a dangerous man, but somehow I know he won’t hurt me. When I find out that vampires exist, and even wilder than that, Syn believes I’m his fated mate, I’m offered a life I never could have imagined. If I accept his gift, he’ll be mine for good — my eternal Syn — and I can leave my old life behind for good. It’s a tempting idea. After all, only a vampire can truly love you forever. AmazonKU
STONEHEART LION (STONE SHIFTERS BOOK THREE) by Zoe Chant
She’s a shifter fixer who can fix anything … except herself. Exiled from her clan, jaguar shifter Max is a P.I. who handles unique shifter problems. Incriminating photos, blackmail, mate problems? Max helps others solve their problems because there is no cure for her own loneliness. At least none that she knows. But she’s never had a problem like him before …He never had a problem he couldn’t solve … until now. After an unwanted shifter transformation, Gio is on the run, at the mercy of a shattered animal he can’t talk to, staying one step ahead of magical assassins who want to tear him apart to get at the secret inside him. He can’t fix this. But maybe she can: the beautiful woman with eyes he could fall into. The damaged yet kind and resilient woman that his unwanted, half-bonded lion keeps wanting him to touch. The only woman who can show him what it means to have a true mate—if he can protect her from the danger pursuing them both. AmazonKU
A HUNT SO WICKED: CURSED rOYALS by Britt Andrews
The guards arrive at my humble cottage with a ridiculous offer: Come to an exclusive and mysterious isle to compete for the hand of a royal husband. Enjoy a week of glittering balls, dancing, ostentatious wealth…and a royal hunt. All I have to do is to get rejected by a prince, and I’ll be sent home with a pot of money. My father tells me it’s dangerous. He begs me not to go. But I’d do anything for him, I could change our lives with this money.
But when I arrive on the Roaring Isle, I meet the royals who ordered this marriage market. But there’s no prince charming here. These men are monsters. Powerful. Toxic.
Bloodthirsty. In the dark and treacherous wilderness, they are the hunters and me and the other would be royal wives… we’re the prey. Not all of us will survive a hunt so wicked. AmazonKU
HEIR OF BROKEN FATE by Mads Rafferty
VS Note: From APRIL 30.
It’s exquisite to see, that something so beautiful, shrouded and hidden by darkness, can still shine bright. One hundred and fifty years ago the Fae race vanished. Along with their magic and creatures. With the fallen Fae lands the humans were soon to follow as corruption spread throughout the realm. Heir to the throne, Delilah Covington is forced to watch her people suffer under the sinful hands of her father, the king—while she herself suffers his cruel hand. Delilah has longed for change, her prayers going unanswered until she discovers salvation. Fae are alive. In desperation, Delilah flees her home and crosses the border, in hopes that the Fae will save her people. Yet she isn’t the only one who needs help. Caught in a web of lies and riddles Delilah’s only chance at hope is Knox, one of the irritating, yet frustratingly charming Fae kings. Together they’ll need to unravel the many mysteries to bring freedom to both their oppressed people, or damn them all. AmazonKU
NEW BLOOD (THE GODBEARER BOOK FOUR) by L C Davis and Joel Abernathy
I know this will end the way it began: covered in blood. Too much? Me being a demigod now and all, I figure I can get away with a pinch of melodrama. I mean, have you seen Olympus? It’s a damn soap opera up there. One I’d rather be watching on the couch with popcorn than playing a starring role in. Not that things are much better down here. I’m still in denial over being madly in love with Cameron, the likely father of my twin babies and the far more evil twin of one of my three boyfriends. Because self-destruction is my brand, apparently. Fortunately, so is being a vampire-taming, totally badass witch, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to keep my weird little cult-slash-family safe. And convince Cameron he belongs in the circus with the rest of us. No biggie, right? (Jk, send help. And nachos. I’ve been craving those lately.) AmazonKU
THE REJECT PROJECT (GAME OF WOLVES BOOK ONE) by Lindsey Devin and Skye Wilson
I swear this is the last time I come to Kira’s rescue. Not that she’s ever realized it, because my best friend’s little sister is too busy hating me to notice. And while she may be infuriating, temperamental, and unpredictable, my wolf felt her pain when her mate rejected her publicly. Now she’s determined to claw back her reputation by taking part in The Reject Project, an infamously dangerous TV show featuring irresistible bachelors. I’m not about to stand by and watch her being thrown to the wolves, and I’ve got to admit, the look on her face when she saw I was among the eligible bachelors was priceless. So is watching her pretend to be in love with me. Except when the competition turns nasty, my fierce protector wolf isn’t playing games anymore. This time, he intends to play for keeps. AmazonKU
UNDERWORLD BRIDE TRIALS BOOK SIX (CROWN OF THORNS AND SINS) by Meg Xuemei X
Ryder – I assume I live only for the next Wild Hunt. But all this time, I’ve been looking for her, waiting for her, craving her. I’m damaged, but I can’t let her go, not only because the gods’ curse will make me hunt her to the end of the universe. My dark soul craves her tender flesh and fierce passion. My beast and I won’t rest until I imprint her and make her truly ours. This is the final book in the Crown of Thorns and Sins duet. If you like a possessive and damaged alpha dragon, tough nerdy heroine, panty-melting heat in action, you’ll enjoy this series. AmazonKU
BEARLY SPICY (HONEY POT HOLLOW BOOK THREE) by Loni Ree
Clay Bearly – When Bethany Sweet walks into my life, I lose my heart followed closely by my mind. To my inner bear’s horror, my mouth runs away without consulting my brain and I end up insulting my mate. It’s going to take a lot of begging for me to make this up to my curvy little mate but I’ll do whatever it takes to win her forgiveness and her heart. For starters, I’m going to take my inner bear’s advice and play on my strengths. As the shy, nerdy Bearly brother, I’ve always been much more comfortable with technology than people, so I’m going to use an unconventional method of wooing my mate. Text messages. Cora Sweet – I’m so shocked when Clay Bearly refuses to shake my hand that my mind goes blank and I totally miss the opportunity to nail the middle Bearly brother to the wall for daring to insult me in my brand new bakery. The shocks don’t stop there. Within a few days, I’m getting sweet messages from the grouchy bear shifter that are impossible to ignore. Before I’m able to stop myself, I start to fall head over heels for Clay but I’m not going to roll over and let him walk all over me. Oh no. Clay Bearly has his work cut out for him if he wants to win my forgiveness. AmazonKU
BRIMSTONE (CULINARY CREATURES BOOK ONE) by L Eveland
VS Note: From APRIL 25.
Becoming Brimstone’s head chef is a dream come true, even though I’m the only human on the staff. Working for Chef Inzo Amoretti? Not so much. Sure, he’s a talented genius and distractingly gorgeous, but he’s also a demanding incubus with impossibly high standards, especially when it comes to me. It seems nothing I do in the kitchen is good enough for Chef Inzo. Yet he’s so sinfully attractive, I can’t stop thinking about him, even when he’s shouting at me. Falling for my boss is bad enough, but for an incubus? Is it worth putting my soul on the line for a little taste of heaven? Brimstone is the first book in the Culinary Creatures series. Each novella in this series is a standalone MM monster romance that features high heat, low stakes, and a delicious recipe you can try at home! AmazonKU
THE BLOOD QUEEN (THE IMMORTAL CROWN SAGA BOOK TWO) by Kenya Wright
In the second installment of theImmortal Throne series, Camille and Xander race against time to uncover the truth behind the Quiet King’s ultimate plan. Danger lurks around every corner, and nothing is as it seems. The stakes are higher than ever before. Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, Camille and Xander find solace in each other’s arms as they delve deeper into a world of intrigue, deception, and dark magic. Can they uncover the truth to save themselves and their world, or will they fall prey to others’ deadly schemes? AmazonKU
A BITE OF HATE (GAMBLE OF SOULS BOOK ONE) by T St James
Have you ever had a position snatched from under you? Pay years of service to a company just to have the CEO position handed over to an outsider? To hate that outsider so much, you start tormenting him? Laylee – When the eerie new guy with gorgeous blue eyes stole my CEO position, I became a complete brat. Unfortunately, August had other plans. His retaliation was unorthodox, and now I’m thrust into a new world that was right under our noses this whole time. There are demons, vampires, werewolves, and who knows what other wild creatures… er, I guess not so wild since they might be our nextdoor neighbor. August – I knew taking this new position would upset a few people, but now I was a target of a corporate BRAT. Laylee, the woman who made the Devil shudder when her feet hit the floor. She rubbed enough elbows with the right people to safely secure her position at Solar Security. Meaning I couldn’t fire her, so I’d given her three chances to stop the name-calling, snide remarks, and overall sneaky behavior. Did she heed his warnings? No. Now she was mine forever, but what does that entail with Laylee Joseph? AmazonKU
DRACULA DOMINANT: A RAZOR’S EDGE VAMPIRE EROTICA SHORT by Angela Knight
VS Note: Listed in BDSM Erotica.
Warning: This is a Razor’s Edge Vampire Erotica Story. Expect limited plot and character development, dubious consent and lots of paranormal heat. If you’re looking for a lengthy plot driven erotic romance, this is not it! Anika Van Helsing is the last of her line. With his dying breath, her grandfather demands she seek revenge on Count Vlad Dracula, who has killed six generations of her clan. Determined to confront the vampire who has haunted her dreams for years, Anika breaks into his mansion and finds his coffin. She prepares to stake the handsome vamp…That’s when everything goes wrong. Vlad Dracula is furious the girl he tried to protect has tried to kill him, and he means to punish her for her lack of gratitude. Her murderous clan has killed his wives, his mistresses and his friends, and he means to end the Van Helsing threat. But he wants a lot more from Anika than her death — or even her blood. Because Dracula has seen her most secret, shameful dreams. And he’s going to make them all come true.
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ENGULFED (EMBLAZONED BOOK THREE) by J D Light
It’s complicated…Barik’s best friend, his person, will always be Daer. The man he was literally hatched with, and spent pretty much every moment of his first sixteen years with. Back then, he never envisioned that there would be a life without the man, but in the blink of an eye, it was all ripped away by the selfishness of another. They spent decades apart, Barik not even knowing whether or not Daer was even still alive, and missing him every single moment. It was another moment in time, the briefest, that Barik got his friend back… and caused the man immense pain. Daer hates that his lack of action, his inability to do what was right by his appa, nearly got Barik killed. He hates that Barik feels like he did something wrong by acting on instinct, when the whole thing was Daer’s fault, and even after their friendship resumes, it’s not the same. It’s a wall between them that keeps them from being as close as they once were…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
THE ALPHA’S PREGNANT MATE (ROSE VALLEY WOLVES BOOK ONE) by Electra Cage
VS Note: From APRIL 21.
The billionaire alpha of this small town got me pregnant. He’s the most powerful wolf here. He says he wants to protect me. I felt our insta connection the second I walked into his pack, while on the run. I can see the future, but right now, all I see is him, me, and our baby… I just arrived in this mysterious small town full of paranormals and shifters. I’m running from something dark, and he was the first person I bumped into. He stares at me until something deep in my belly comes alive. He spoils me in his mansion, keeping me trapped in his grasp. He says he’ll protect me whether I want it or not. He won’t allow others to take me. According to an ancient prophecy, I’m a psychic with special powers. But prophecy or not, I have more important things on my mind. I’m carrying his baby. Will the alpha claim us both? AmazonKU
BLOODY BILLIONAIRE’S BABY: AN ENEMIES TO LOVERS VAMPIRE ROMANCE by Kay Widow
I’m not the hero. I’m the rich villain…But hiding my identity will save my vampire baby.
She speeds around the street corner, bleeding. I nearly expose my fangs before she passes out in my arms. Now that I’ve patched her at my nearby manor, she must leave…fast. But she’s still recovering. We butt heads constantly, and I try to keep a distance. She can’t discover what I am. Interacting with her is melting my cold heart, even with the walls I’ve put up. I want to feel her heat against my skin. One night of weakness, and now she’s carrying my vampire baby, And she has no idea I’m prophecized to kill her. AmazonKU
FRACTURED SOULS (TEARS OF THE SIREN BOOK FIVE) by M Sinclair
Time is almost up…they’re almost here. With Mr. Black destroyed, peace has been restored to the Demonic realm…well, until a prophecy is given to me in front of everyone. A prophecy that reveals the truth to all present: the truth, that I’m a siren. So we leave and go to the one place where I can practice my magic safely and may just provide us clues to defeating the cosmic entities threatening everyone—the Eleven realm. But what happens when I learn more about my past than I could have ever thought possible? What happens when we have to go to the Kingdom of Day? The place that corrupts the purest of souls. As danger barrels towards us, there is one thing I’m sure of—my fractured soul may be the one thing that could save everyone. AmazonKU
IN DEATH (THE UNDEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY BOOK THREE) by Shelby Rhodes
You’ve returned… good! Octavius Evander here, your lovable vampire detective. So, where we ended things last time, everything had gone horribly wrong. What can really be said, besides that change is a fact of life, and unlife. Turney, my love, my heart—unfortunately, he has much change to deal with. No matter, we will all get through it together! Some of us will be getting through it together, much closer than we ever expected, if you know what I mean. But, enough about that. On to the cases! We will have a new one come up, one with love and questionable family relationships, and even a murder! We don’t get to witness the murder, but we can’t always get what we want. Either way, it’s going to be fun. Lastly, I suppose there is also the old case looming over us. The ‘pain in the ass’ case. Prepare yourselves for pain, blood, betrayal, glitter, and devastation. No, hint’s as to whose…but remember, this is a love story. Stop worrying, you silly humans. It will be fine. CONTENT WARNING: This is an M/M paranormal romance book, with a little F/F on the side. There will be blood, violence, gore, mention of SA (no on-page details), and death. Please do not read if you find any of the previous situations triggering. AmazonKU
RAVEN’S REDEMPTION (RAVEN’S CRY BOOK FOUR) by Charlie Nottingham
Follow the ghost, they’d said. It’ll be fun, they said. Rain, Graham, Ezra, and Warren have been on the hunt for answers for weeks after learning that Rain’s brother is alive, and that Warren played a part in his disappearance. After facing off with the demon who took Rain’s brother, all of them nearly dying in the process, the woman in black leads them to reinforcements. The mysterious family the woman in black brought them to is willing to help, so long as they don’t ask too many questions. Like what they are. Who they are. But Graham’s certain he knows exactly what and who they are. After all, he’s been praying to them his entire life. AmazonKU
BIG GIRLS DON’T SCRY (MISCELLANEOUS MAGIC) (MISTY HOLLOW BOOK TWO) by J R Rain and H P Mallory
My nine-year-old daughter and I have just moved to an outpost of a Hollow called Misty Hollow. As a Bruja (a Latin-American witch), I’ve been hired by the mayor to help build the warding infrastructure for the blossoming town. But there are a few things I wasn’t aware of before I agreed to take on this job: * The mayor is a bloodsucking vampire, and as a witch, there’s nothing I despise more than the undead. * There’s something sinister going on in Misty Hollow, and, more specifically, that something sinister is located in the swamp. * The last witches who attempted to do this job left, and I’m not sure why. As if that weren’t bad enough, there’s the foreman, Smith. Look up ‘surly’ in the dictionary, and you’d find a picture of the man. Brooding, ornery, and always scowling, I immediately get on his bad side almost as soon as I set foot in Misty Hollow. Oh, and to make matters worse? Smith is my boss. While a smarter woman might tuck her tail and head back the way she came, I’m nothing if not stubborn. And as far as Misty Hollow is concerned—there’s a mystery here I want to solve. AmazonKU
HIGH INTEREST DETTE (EMPTY NESTS BOOK FIVE) by Lilo Quie
Bastien, half Dior dragon of the French Canadian clans and half coyote, has lived a life in quiet hiding, avoiding dragonkind for fear of the pressures put upon him and Dettes like him. But when two silver-ranked reprobate Drakes from the Loch clans catch his scent, Bastien realizes he wants to be part of their lives. When he finds they’ll do anything in their power to merely lay eyes upon him in brief moments, his inner beast declares them worthy. AmazonKU
PRIMAL RISING: A PRIME SHIFTER ACADEMY ROMANCE by Melody Rose
VS Note: From APRIL 24.
Otherworld feels shattered, but my mates and I are there to pick up the pieces. The memory of the Capitol still hangs heavy in the air, but my mates and I are prepared to do what we can to battle for what’s right. With all of Prime Academy behind us, and newer, more powerful allies, I’m finally prepared to take on the role of the phoenix. My song is powerful, my fire is fierce, and with four men at my side, men who would kill for me… there’s nothing that can stand in my way. But there’s something in the water. AmazonKU
HEAR NO EVIL (DEMON LORDS OF BLACKWOOD BOOK TWO) by Jewel Killian
Demons don’t know how to love. And since I don’t mix summoning and relationships, that’s fine by me. But neither of those facts keep us from sneaking into each other’s bedrooms at night And day. And pretty much any time not spent tracking down Em’s killer. It was supposed to be a bluff. Going to them after they took everything–my apartment, my job–it was a power move. But now I’m here, living with three dangerous, powerful demons who can’t decide if they want to bone me or bury me. And as more bodies turn up, more secrets, and more powers show up too. They took everything from me but they might just be who’ll help me put it all back together. AmazonKU
CATCHING DAMONT: A QUIRK OF FATES SHORT STORY by Lisa Oliver
Damont Freeman, extinct shifter type, and owner of Ice Data Security was happy behind his computer screens. He didn’t understand people and preferred to stay away from them. So when he gets convinced to attend a professional appointment in town he goes… with misgivings. Walking in on something no one should be doing in an office, Damont runs for it… if only he could run from his feelings just as easily. Rebel Jackson, shark shifter and business owner, might have been late for his appointment but that didn’t mean he was going to let the coder run from him. The man smelled too good to let him get away. However, chasing him down wasn’t as easy as just running after him. Damont could run real fast, and even when caught manages to wiggle out of Rebel’s clutches. But the shark is on a mission and that means Catching Damont.
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WITCHES AT THE GATE by M Greenhill
Dr. Keira Wynter, an Anthropology professor and expert in the occult, agrees to assist with an investigation. An investigation that has her returning to a place she vowed never to set foot in again. In one night, Salem has lost its oldest coven and the only defense to keep the gates to Hell closed. The city, a haven for Witches, Vampires and Demons who hide in plain sight, is now under threat. No one is safe as the body count piles up, and Keira must work with Ryker Kincaid, the local sheriff, to find out who’s targeting the city’s most powerful Witches and why. As Keira and Ryker begin to unravel the mystery, they discover things are not as they seem. A deadly force in play; a force willing to sacrifice anything and everything that gets in its way. With each step closer to the truth, Keira not only needs to deal with the ghosts of her past, but also contend with her attraction to Ryker, the Vampire she is inexplicably drawn to. With time running out, can Keira and Ryker stop the killings before the Crossroads gate opens and save the lives of not only those they love, but the lives of eight billion strangers? AmazonKU
ALPHA DRAGON’S TIGER (THE DRAGONFATE GAMES BOOK ONE) by Hawke Oakley
Welcome to the Dragonfate Games! Will you win the dragon’s heart—or leave woefully unmated? Tigers are solitary creatures, and omega shifter Taylor is no different. After years of being unwanted by his family and any potential mates, all he wants is a quiet life alone. His two close friends and quilting hobby are enough to be happy… aren’t they? Crimson is one of seven unmated alpha dragon brothers—and most importantly, not the one with the lizard-brained idea to host the Dragonfate Games. As much as Crimson despises the concept of a cheap dating show as a ruse to find their fated mates, his brothers have a point. As alpha dragons, the instinct to find an omega to bear their eggs is impossible to ignore. But Crimson would never fall in love with the type of man who’d enter a dating show, for Holy Drake’s sake…When Taylor is tricked into entering his name into what he thinks is a quilting sweepstakes, he’s thrown into a ridiculous dating show. Taylor nearly walks off—until he locks gazes with a particular ruby-eyed dragon that changes his life forever. AmazonKU
CRIME AND PUBLISHING (NEVERMORE BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES BOOK EIGHT) by Steffanie Holmes
VS Note: From the blurb for book one of the series: “A mysterious curse on Nevermore brings infamous fictional villains from classic literature to life in the real world.”
Mina Wilde is thrilled to be invited to a prestigious writers’ retreat at Meddleworth House. Heathcliff, Morrie, and Quoth decide to come along to keep her company and indulge in some of the estate’s many activities. Mina is excited to get feedback on her first novel, but her dreams of writing stardom are shattered when the other writers tear her work to pieces. A little criticism never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. Their picturesque country holiday soon turns deadly when a violent storm closes in. As the writers gather around the fire to critique each other’s work, the power goes out. When the lights come back on, they discover one of them has been murdered by his own pen! The only people who could have possibly committed this crime were the other writers, and with no way in or out of the manor house, Mina throws herself into solving this locked room mystery. But as our favorite sleuth eliminates her suspects, she must face a terrifying truth. There are three other people who could have got into the room and committed the murder – her boyfriends. How far will Morrie, Quoth, and Heathcliff go to save Mina’s literary reputation? AmazonKU
SHIFTER RAGE (WOLF DESIRE BOOK ONE) by Hana Lisette
“You were supposed to forget about us. You were supposed to be—” Five years ago, I was rejected and exiled by my fated mate, the alpha of Pack Eclipse. Now an agent for the Society of Supernaturals, I’m finally starting to forget my past…Only for a mission to send me back home. The Society’s moles in Pack Eclipse have been killed, and rumors whisper that the pack is scheming for a war. To prevent bloodshed, the Society needs a spy with an excuse to join the pack. I’m their only option. … which means I can bargain. My pride won’t let me return to the pack alone, so if the Society wants to send me, they can give me a partner to pose as my new lover. Hey, maybe that will even distract me from my teasing handler, who probably tastes as delicious as he looks. Buckle up, Pack Eclipse. The last five years have honed my claws and whetted my rage…And I will make your alpha kneel. Shifter Rage begins the Wolf Desire trilogy; there is a light cliffhanger. MFMM. AmazonKU
THE WITCH AND HIS DOCTOR (KINCAID PACK BOOK SIX) by Kiki Clark
Damien has a secret. Actually, he has more than one. His entire life within the Kincaid Pack has been a lie. Now that the truth is starting to come out, he’s faced with accepting the consequences he set into motion years ago. And hoping his mate will forgive him.
Except the reckless actions of his past may prove to not only be his own undoing… but that of the pack he’s come to love. Carter gave up on finding his fated mate years ago. He has a medical practice to keep him busy, a pack he’d do anything for, and a family that’s always been a little too nosy for his peace of mind. Learning the witch he’s grown to admire and have feelings for has betrayed them all? Just proves he’s getting too old for the whole falling-in-love thing. It doesn’t matter that the moment he catches Damien’s unaltered scent he realizes another devastating secret the man has been hiding. The only thing that matters is saving the pack—and its alpha. With Rick’s life hanging in the balance and the pack’s enemies moving to strike against them while they’re at their most vulnerable, it will take every scrap of magic and bravery Damien possesses to prove once and for all where his loyalty lies. AmazonKU
CATATONIC (TALES OF A WITCH’S FAMILIAR BOOK TWO) by Alba Lockwood
VS Note: From APRIL 21.
If cats have nine lives, then I’m down to eight. Barely surviving the loss of my witch, I awake to find Charlie, Zaide and I are captured, caged and filthy. We don’t know what the witches want with us but at least we are together as we plan our escape. Charlie is my new witch and our bond grows stronger by the hour but Zaide is distant, lost in his thoughts, and I worry that something went wrong when he saved me. When my dreams are invaded by the beautiful son of the gods, Baelen, he offers to help us escape. His red eyes enchant me, and his bite is intoxicating but he swears me to secrecy about his visit. As a last resort, I use my newfound power to save us, but cause calamitous consequences that work in the favor of our captors. A new evil rises. The supernatural community is under threat. And as secrets unfold, my past comes back to bite me… literally. AmazonKU
NULL WITCH (MOON SHADOW SERIES BOOK FIVE) by Maria E Schneider
There’s a lot of magic in the world, but a single touch from me and any enchantment is ashes to ashes, dust to dust. People want me dead, but the homeless are hard to pin down. At least that was true until I made a foolish mistake and rescued a caged mountain lion shifter. My null is no threat to him, but those who wanted him captured are after me now. Carlos didn’t realize the danger when he hired me to buffer him from magic that could put him back in a cage. I didn’t realize the danger of being part of a partnership. Sure, it’s better than being hungry on the streets, but it’s more dangerous for both of us. Carlos is strong and fast; I’m quick and sneaky. But will Carlos trust me enough to keep me hidden when he finds out what I am? And can I stay free long enough to protect him? Amazon Kobo
DEEP SHIFT (SCARED SHIFTLESS SERIES BOOK ONE) by Ariel Dawn and Margo Bond Collins
Detective Wesley Anne Kane has been after mad scientist turned hybrid shifter Ivan Cambridge since the day she became infected with the shifter virus. As CEO of Wolf‐
Bane, Inc., Ivan has been nearly untouchable, hiding behind his army of hybrids. But Wes is determined to stop him, no matter what he throws her direction…Real estate manager Reed Owens, on the other hand, has no idea that shifters even exist—until he comes face-to-face with the jaws of an angry beast during what was supposed to be a routine check-up on a property owned by his new boss, Ivan Cambridge. When Reed contracts the incurable Hybrid Shifter Virus just days before the full moon, Wes will have to step in to keep Reed safe or risk Ivan’s plans coming to fruition. But if Wes and Reed aren’t careful, their connection could be the very thing that destroys them both. When the shift hits the fan, they’ll either learn to work together—or die together. AmazonKU
SHADOW SLAYER (MOONGROVE ACADEMY: WICKED SPELLS BOOK TWO) by Hendricks
It’s time I wise up, before I’m buried in an early grave. Avenging my friend has never seemed more difficult. Things aren’t as they seem on campus. The killer picking off students wears a familiar face, but more sinister forces are at work while he distracts us.
I am uniquely positioned to save lives, despite being a freshman witch, as long as I can work together with three very different men. That’s so much easier said than done.
Ben, the liar, has a lot to answer for first. Dark magic continues to threaten him and his younger brother, whom he is determined to save despite the odds. Geo struggles with what it means to be a man when he has a heart of stone. Every time he takes his gargoyle form, I fear he will set his budding emotional growth aside in the name of duty. Phaeron fights a unique battle against corruption that could turn him against what he stands for. When he takes a professor’s position at Moongrove Library, suddenly he starts seeing me as the forbidden fruit which he craves to bite. And somewhere in this mess, I still need to pass my classes. Maybe I can convince Phaeron to offer “extra credit.” AmazonKU
WOLF MAGIC: A SAPPHIC URBAN FANTASY (COASTAL WOLVES BOOK TWO) by Harlowe Frost
Hiding her wolf instead of embracing it, Blake has spent her life focusing on learning magic; witches and wolves are at war. After a massive Midwest blizzard, she relocates to California and her aunt’s coven for a new start. When one of the witches recognizes her as a werewolf, she fears exile from the witch community. Will the wolves accept her or will she be rejected by everyone? Now that the Coastal Pack has a sane leader, Maria can stop worrying about the pack and focus on herself. After a series of disastrous dates, Maria is ready to embrace the single life. Upon meeting Blake, who is both wolf and witch, she feels a spark between them. Despite some of her pack rejecting the idea of a witch joining the family, her connection to Blake keeps growing. If she dates the wolf and it doesn’t work out, will that create unrest in the pack? AmazonKU
HEART OF CRIMSON (CURSE OF THE GUARDIANS BOOK FOUR) by Taylor Aston White
He’ll do anything to stop her… and she’ll do anything to survive. Titus is just trying to control his new power without losing himself to the darkness. Already cursed, and now suffering with noxious black magic, he believes his luck couldn’t get any worse. Until an assassin appears, ready to end his life. He never expected such an infuriating woman, and now he’s not sure what to do. Kill her before she can kill him, or give in to the intense desire that proves bad luck comes in threes. Rae is prepared for a typical hit. But when she can’t seem to eliminate her target, she quickly realises that it wasn’t only Titus who has a price on his head. Forced to work together, or risk both their lives, Titus and Rae must unravel the mystery of who hired the hits, all while fighting against a dangerous attraction that’s a frustration to them both. Can they trust each other to survive long enough to discover who wants them dead? Or will they end up killing each other instead? AmazonKU
LUCK OF THE DEVIL (THE RECKLESS DAMNED BOOK FOUR) by Lark Taylor
One demon. One angel. A relationship that’s failed so many times. Could it really be just one human they’ve been missing? Dagon – For centuries, Dimitri and I have tried to make it work. Each time we’ve been torn apart by our dominant natures, neither of us willing to back down. A hundred years ago, I thought he’d betrayed me in the worst possible way. In a fit of anger, we made a deal that led to my downfall. Now Dimitri is back in my life, reshaping our history with the truth. But love still isn’t enough to make it work, not when being together tears us apart. When he tells me he’s met our human mate, I can’t help but hope that Lucky will be the key to loving Dimitri the way I’ve always wanted. But with Hell knocking at our door and an uprising threatening us all, can we persuade Lucky to give us a chance before it’s too late? Dimitri – I haven’t given up on Dagon for one hundred years, and I won’t now. When Lucky crosses my path, I finally understand why Dagon and I have never quite worked. Fate never intended us to be a couple…we were destined to be a triad. Lucky is the piece we need to complete us…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
THE NEXT VAMPIRE KING by Nikki Grey
I’m immune to the vampire’s charm. My idyllic small-town life has been destroyed. Now it’s time for revenge. Using mysterious letters, I draw out the vampire prince.
Using my womanly wiles, I get closer and closer to him and his family. His easygoing smile and muscular body make something clench deep within me. I must remember, no matter how electrifying his touch feels, he’s the enemy. A vampire and a shifter. It would never work. Plus, I don’t need anyone. I’m my own protector. And yet, his lips ignite a fire within me. His arms feel like home. His mesmerizing eyes make me forget what I came for. Then he does the unthinkable. Forcing me to see him in a new light. Vampire king. Enemy. Yes. Lover? Maybe. AmazonKU
POMPOUS (CHAOS MAGIC BOOK THREE) by Elle Lincoln
I’m chaotic power and charmed trouble, Like a hell-broth that boils and bubbles…Sharp metal digs into my flesh as the man I love, the man who saved me countless times, locks me away in a prison cell, cutting me off from my magic, the source of all that defines me. He could at least look me in the eyes as the bars slam shut with a finality that clamors in my soul. My angel doesn’t. Alone and isolated, all I’m left to do is think and simmer in my anger, perhaps imagine my revenge. Yet with one visit from an old friend, I remember just who I am. One chaotic witch with the power of the universe at her fingertips. What happens when a chaos witch is backed into a corner? She comes out swinging. And if I deck a few of my mates along the way, so be it. They had it coming, and they have no one to blame but themselves. As we work through our issues and bond the way that fate planned, an unexpected twist threatens to rip everything apart. At this point, what even is happily ever after? More like chaos ever after. AmazonKU
PRINCE OF LUST (PRINCES OF SIN: THE SEVEN DEADLY SIN SERIES BOOK ONE) by K Elle Morrison
Sitri, The Prince of Lust was once one of the most damning sins. Twisting desires to his advantage. Now the prince of pleasure must find his way back into his power while teaching a Reaper the ropes. Will he earn back his power over passion? Or will lost love be his new damnation? AmazonKU
THE DRAGON’S ARRANGED MATE (DRAGONS OF ARCADIA BOOK TWO) by Alexa Griffin
The lycan alpha is my worst enemy. And my new arranged mate. Wolves can’t be trusted. Least of all their alpha. They’ve betrayed us dragons.
But we need to fight the demons together, so we make an alliance though marriage.
And before I know it the alpha owns my curves, and makes my belly grow with his seed.
I’m determined to hate him, to keep him beyond my self-built wall. But that wall is showing cracks where he touches it. Slowly, my resolve breaks underneath his exploring fingers. But still I refuse to fall for him. Our marriage is purely political, nothing else.
But he says we have to keep up pretenses in order to foster unity. And so we kiss in public and lie in the same bed. We live together in the palace. Soon our political kisses turn heated and his touch burns my thighs. How much longer before the lycan alpha claims me and his baby for real? The dragon leaders of Arcadia want it all: lands to rule, mates to claim, and babies to make. And what a dragon wants, a dragon gets, no matter the cost, consequences, and broken hearts. AmazonKU
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