As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
COSMIC WARS (GRAND MASTERS’ GALAXY BOOK 5 ) by Aurora Springer
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. The Grand Masters have declared Athanor dead, and are competing to replace him as Chair of the Counsel. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to psychic forces. The dynamic couple is soon swamped with pleas for help. Athanor’s vow to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls hits a major obstacle. The teleportal web enables their allied enemies to make rapid strikes and escape to unknown locations, somewhere in the galaxy. Violet has a different perilous challenge. Her promise to rescue the children captured on Cinerea means she must brave the dreadful Rift and lose her psychic powers. Can the Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate for the tasks of rescuing the prisoners and defeating the slavers?
RAND (SONS OF TALLAV #3) by Cailin Briste
Randolph Meryon is a man no woman can resist despite the whip he brandishes. Compelled to return home after his sister’s death, he struggles to fit new responsibilities into the hedonistic lifestyle he prefers to live. It’s a task he finds difficult enough without adding in the tangle of unanswered questions his sister has left behind and the sugar-cookie sweet nanny caring for his niece. He hasn’t had a taste of sweet in a very long time.
Jen O’Malley, shunned by her family, struggles to find work without their backing, meeting barriers wherever she turns. A position as nanny with the scandal-riddled Meryons seems like a lifeline. She’s relieved until she arrives and becomes enmeshed in a web of intrigue, unable to discern the identity of the spider at the center.
WILLIAM 874X (CYBORGS MANKIND REDEFINED BOOK 5) by Donna McDonald
For Captain William Talon, aka William 874, there aren’t many choices left. Whoever captured him after the war kept him out of the Cyber Husband program and instead turned him into a killing machine—a worse one than most cyborgs.
Will has no idea how many deaths are on his hands nor does he want to know. The few incidents he recalls are bad enough. But now it has come to this… Kyra and Peyton need a better cyborg than their mysterious Creator Omega enemy is making.
Will’s processor is dying daily which means the rest of him will die soon as well. An upgrade of the kind Kyra’s talking about will either improve his entire existence… or kill him completely. Ironically, Will really doesn’t care which. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
BLAKE: THROUGH THE PORTAL (A SCIFI WEREDRAGON ROMANCE) by Celeste Raye
Heather isn’t happy when her best friend Christy signs her up for a dating app, nor is she interested in the gorgeous, but awkward Blake. Christy, on the other hand, thinks he’s hot, too hot, but is he the one for her?
Things take a surprising turn when Christy learns that Blake is actually a dragon, a being from another world who needs a human mate to bear him a child. Christy isn’t interested in being an incubator for him, but as she gets to know him, she starts to fall for him. Life with a dragon would mean moving to his world. Is she ready to give up everything for him?
His world has its own problems, namely Orcs. Faced with the thought of losing Christy, Blake tries to get her to stay in her world, but she is determined to stay by his side.
Is their love strong enough to keep them together? Or will the Orcs separate them forever?
THE CHILD THIEF 2: DEEP SHADOWS by Bella Forrest
After the night’s shocking events, Robin, Jace, and their team find themselves thrust into a race for their lives.
Robin never could have imagined that things would go so wrong. Never could have dreamed that they would find what they found within that innocuous-looking building.
And now it’s too late: they’ve seen what they’ve seen, and there is no time to talk. No time to even think. Not with the caliber of people who are now on their trail. Fleeing is their priority—but even if they escape, it’s uncertain whether they will ever truly be free.
Because there’s one thing Robin and her comrades can now count on: the deeper they dig in this strange world that was once called “the United States,” the darker the shadows become.
THE OUTCASTS by Alexa Black
VS note: In Erotica categories.
Sue Jones is a spacebus driver from a nowhere colony. Yearning for adventure, she pilots a shuttle into uncharted regions—and crash-lands in a harsh world. Kara is an alien whose people are Outcasts who have been banished to this world and survive in Rings above the storm-swept surface.
When Kara rescues her and brings her to the Rings, Sue soon learns that the Outcasts believe humans belong on the surface. As Sue discovers her protector’s secrets, Kara struggles to keep Sue safe and her own feelings at bay. Can love bridge the gap between worlds and heal the deepest of wounds?
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (ROGUE QUEEN BOOK 1) by Jessie Mihalik
VS Note: Recommended by Reader Barbara. Apparently this was first published as a serial.
When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war—again—Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn’t pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.
With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him. The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor’s return, enough to feed the Coalition’s citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace.
But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture. And the more time she spends with Valentin Kos, the more she realizes that he’s not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined. Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she’s always wanted.
FIRE IN HIS SPIRIT (FIREBLOOD DRAGONS BOOK 5) by Ruby Dixon
VS note: Came out on July 11th but somehow I MISSED it! 🙁 I love her books!
Gwen’s never wanted to be a leader, but when no one else stepped up, she took on the role. As the mayor of post-apocalyptic Shreveport, she’s made decisions to protect her people…and most of them have backfired disastrously. When she discovers that the dangerous gold dragon lurking outside of the fort has decided she’s his mate, heartsick Gwen thinks that the best thing she can do is confront him and take him far away from the city.
She does this to save her people – her sister, her friends, her fort.
She doesn’t expect to understand the dragon.
She certainly doesn’t expect to fall in love.
CLAIMING HIS VIRGIN (INTERSTELLAR BRIDES: THE VIRGINS BOOK 4) by Grace Goodwin
Elite Hunter Zee is scarred from his time in the Hive war leaving him too much of a monster to seduce a beautiful, innocent virgin. Even if his Mark calls to hers, connecting them body and soul, he knows that after just one look at him and she will never surrender the three sacred virginities. Never accept him as a mate.
Blindfolded and seduced, Helen has never seen the Hunter whose voice makes her tremble. She knows something isn’t right, but she can’t say no to the mysterious and demanding Hunter whose kiss makes her burn, and whose touch makes her beg in the darkness of night.
Zee has everything he thinks he needs, until another takes advantage of his new mate’s innocence… and tries to claim Zee’s Interstellar Bride for his own.
ABDUCTED (VAKARRAN CAPTIVES) by Sara Fields
When I left Earth behind to become a Celestial Mate, I was promised a perfect match. But four Vakarrans decided they wanted me, and Vakarrans don’t ask for what they want, they take it.
These fearsome, savagely sexy alien warriors don’t care what some computer program thinks would be best for me. They’ve claimed me as their mate, and soon they will claim my body.
I planned to resist, but…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
COMPETENCE (CUSTARD PROTOCOL) by Gail Carriger
Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary isn’t enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive the harrowing modifications and earn an elite place in the Scela ranks, she may be able to save her brother.
Key Tanaka awakens in a Scela body with only hazy memories of her life before. She knows she’s from the privileged end of the Fleet, but she has no recollection of why she chose to give up a life of luxury to become a hulking cyborg soldier. If she can make it through the training, she might have a shot at recovering her missing past.
In a unit of new recruits vying for top placement, Aisha’s and Key’s paths collide, and the two must learn to work together–a tall order for girls from opposite ends of the Fleet. But a rebellion is stirring, pitting those who yearn for independence from the Fleet against a government struggling to maintian unity.
With violence brewing and dark secrets surfacing, Aisha and Key find themselves questioning their loyalties. They will have to put aside their differences, though, if they want to keep humanity from tearing itself apart.
Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn’t have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn’t matter that she’s his mate because he’s always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there’s no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she’s not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack’s inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn’t even know she had.
When the choice is pulled from both of their hands, the two will need to learn who they are apart, and who they can be together. Because there’s more to mating than a mark and a prophecy that has come back to haunt them. And even though they may be fated, the ultimate sacrifice just might take them both in the end.
RUNES OF MORTALITY (A DEMON’S FALL SERIES BOOK 2) by G Bailey
Evie survived a trip to hell, literally, to find herself somewhere even more dangerous, with the angels. Angels who do not want to let her leave, not without a paying a price for the life they saved.
Angels. Demons. Protectors and more secrets than one world should hold. Who can Evie trust when everything is a lie? When it’s time for the assassin to return, and to claim what is hers, who will be on her side?
REIGN TO RUIN (MYTH OF OMEGA BOOK 4) by Zoey Ellis
Corruption and sadism plague every corner of his kingdom. He remains in the center of it all; a handsome, charming, master manipulator.
Furious at the knowledge that rare Omegas hide in his castle, King Malloron uses magic and deception to draw one out.
Striking a deal with her that he knows he will not honor, they begin an exchange of wits that intrigues him much more than it should.
He forces her into the depravities of his dark world, determined to destroy her and use her for his own ends, only to find that he may not be the only one with the power to ruin.
Trained to deal with the devious and treacherous people of the kingdom, Amara never anticipated tackling the biggest deceiver of them all.
Desperate for his secrets, she has to be willing to be corrupted, dominated and shattered to get to the truth, but is soon horrified to learn that King Malloron’s reign goes deeper than just his kingdom; he rules her instincts too.
MYSTERIOUS WAYS ( THE WITCHES OF CANYON ROAD BOOK 3) by Christine Pope
Safe in Rafe’s arms at last, Miranda thinks the worst of the danger is past. She is dead wrong. The Castillo prima is murdered, and the clan is trapped by a hex. No one can leave New Mexico — or even send out a distress call.
Worse, Simon’s evil magic sends dark spells against the clan, targeting the vulnerable new primaherself. Desperate to keep anyone else from being hurt, Miranda has no other choice. She surrenders to Simon — only to discover his grand plan extends far beyond possessing her body. He covets her powers to summon the darkest demon of them all.
As Rafe works feverishly to track Miranda’s location, protect the clan, and find a loophole in Simon’s entrapment spell, Miranda realizes there is only one way to defeat Simon once and for all. Take on more power than she’s ever handled before. Make a deal with the lord of all demons. And risk everything to fulfill a destiny set in motion long before Rafe was a glimmer in her heart.
HOMECOMING (GALLOWGLASS BOOK 3) by Jennifer Allis Provost
After months of dealing with gods and monsters in New York, Karina and Robert return to their cottage in Scotland. Chris makes the move as well to start fresh with his girlfriend, Anya—but when they arrive Anya isn’t there. He tracks her down at the pub where her mother, Beira, works, and finds out that Beria’s been holding a grudge against his family for the past few hundred years. Since Beira’s the Cailleach Bheur— the Celtic Queen of Winter—her grudges are a rather big deal.
While Chris deals with Beira, Karina and Robert learn that when Robert was freed from the Minster’s Pine Karina inadvertently left a portal to Elphame open. Now Doon Hill is covered in fairies who are organizing themselves into a new court free of Seelie rule, akin to the Wild Fae of old. What’s worse, Karina’s long-lost uncle appears to be organizing this new court.
Karina closes the door to Elphame, but that only angers the unseen powers behind the fledgling Wild Court, forcing her and Robert to forge alliances with those who’d been their enemies not so long ago. Who can Karina and her gallowglass trust, and who is only out to deceive them?
DIONNA’S TINKER (DRAGON ORIGINS BOOK 3) by Ruby Ryan
Dragon Quintelaides aren’t meant to be split up—even for just a few days.
But that’s exactly what happens when Dionna’s Quint gets their marching orders: Arthur is called back to the Capitol to teach others his new self-healing ability, while Jaxon, Ryon, and Harry travel west to hunt down some hive remains.
Meanwhile, Dionna and Maze are sent to the south to work on a secret Tinker Guild project: a superweapon that can end the war against the Silithik in the blink of an eye.
But after a weapons test at the project site goes poorly, Dionna is left weaker than before. Which is awful timing, since she and Maze have to pay a visit to the gryphon capital city of Oorani to learn a secret runetracing spell. And the exiled Runemaster who knows the spell? She won’t give up her secret willingly.
Can Dionna regain her ability in time? Or will she fail the final superweapon test—and worse?
SHARD IN THE MIRROR (CRIMSON REALM CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by Taryn Jameson and Gabriella Bradley
Enslaved as one of Cewrick’s feared black dragons, for centuries Taylith had been forced to do the evil sorcerer’s bidding. Finally free of the shackles of slavery, Taylith is enlisted by King Biryn as a member of his elite team.
Plagued with visions of an impending war and the return of the black dragon he once was, Taylith must find a way to tell his lifemate, Laura, that he was the creature that had captured her and delivered her into the hands of the enemy.
To keep Laura safe and save her sister from Zohmes’ clutches, he must allow the god to change him back into the feared creature he once was.
WITCH WISH by Jacqueline Seewald
Val Williams believes she will never be as pretty or popular as her older sister Ailene. When Ailene dumps her on an unfamiliar road after an argument, Val decides to ask directions of the only person she sees—an old woman engaged in a garage sale. Val purchases a music box that the old woman claims has magical qualities and will grant Val one wish. In a fit of pique, Val wishes that that her sister would stop being so perfect. When Ailene starts acting oddly, breaks up with her boyfriend, stops talking to her friends, starts dating a “bad” boy, and cuts classes, Val is troubled. She begins to fear she caused all this to happen by making her wish and suffers a guilty conscience. How she goes about setting matters right makes for some unusual complications and surprises.
THE LAST BANQUET OF TEMPORAL CONFECTIONS by Tina Connolly
VS Note: Not really a romance, evidently a short story but sounded good. Apparently the chef’s wife is the food taster and the foods bring memories.
A young food taster to the Traitor King must make a difficult choice in this story of pastries, magic, and revenge.
POWER AWAKENED (THE FERAL BOOK 2) by Charlene Hartnady
Cadon has been tasked with setting up a base in the human city. A safe-haven for the males to stay while they’re trying to find mates. Everything needs to be ready for when the first five arrive.
A friend asks a favor of him, bringing him in the path of a tiny human. She was recently beaten, she’s afraid, and she’s with child. Cadon can’t take his eyes off her. Such a delicate thing. Every protective instinct inside him instantly comes alive when he finds out the baby’s father has abandoned her. That he is the one who beat her. Furthermore, he’s still out there and could come after her again. As much as he should stay out of it and stay away, he can’t…
Who is this huge, hulk of a man? Why is he insisting on helping her? Maybe because she needs help. No! Kerry can manage just fine without him. She doesn’t need a man in her life. Look at where that got her before. Jobless, pregnant and all alone. No thanks! She’ll have to find a way to get by, to do what it takes to safeguard her baby.
QUEST (THE CLANS OF ARCADIA) by Arwen Chandler
He leads his beloved Lilia, clansman Ian, and dragon Aslaug on a quest through Langerhorn to unleash the power of the dragon riders.
Langerhorn, the ancestral home of the gods, is home of ancient dragons, faeries, and elves.
Will the trio survive their quest, and save Arcadia? Or will Magnus and Fridtjof destroy everything while they are away?
A HEAVENLY KIND OF LOVE by Lexi Ostrow
Cassandra Marks had dedicated her life to helping orphaned children around the world find families – something she never had. Life was everything she’d expected it to be for a woman who lived to work. She was only thirty when her world was turned upside down with one sentence – “I’m sorry, we’ve confirmed you have Breast Cancer.” Giving up was not an option, but fighting cancer was harder than she’d imagined. Her work with worldwide orphanages was put on hold as she had to focus on herself, not her dream job.
Not all humans received Guardian Angels; only those living a life that would leave a lasting impression on the world were so lucky. Gabriel, a direct descendant of the Archangel of the same name, lost his battle wings after he trusted a Fallen Angel and others died. He was saved from losing his wings thanks to his father – but it meant becoming a Guardian Angel. His first charge was less than he hoped for, but he was committed to Cassandra Marks to prove he was worthy of returning to battle.
Gabriel and Cassandra should never have met, but with her life in danger, he’s sent to Earth in human form to judge her and see if she is worthy. While there, he finds himself falling in love with a woman who is destined to die. It’s up to him to convince his fellow Angels she is to live, and up to her to decide if she can handle being the woman to make a Guardian Angel fall.
THE HYENA QUEEN (THE LEGEND OF SYNTHIA ROWLEY BOOK 1) by Ann Mayburn
My name is Synthia Rowley, and so far I really suck at saving the world.
I’m a latent shifter, a human that randomly became a hyena Queen. Crazy, right? You have no idea. When I turned twenty-five some magical chastity belt that had been completely blocking my sex drive snapped. One minute I was the ultimate shy science dork, the next I had curves that kill and a libido that won’t quit.
Good thing, ‘cause I’m supposed to have four husbands.
Yep, four. I’m destined to marry them all and they were all born to love me and only me. My own little harem. Here comes the really insane part. My husbands? The four men that I’ll be mated to for the rest of my life? They were born female and my pheromones will turn them into men. You heard me right, my hyena Queen pheromones will literally change my mates from women, into hulked out sexy studs. But if I don’t find and transform my mates, and soon, my world and everyone in it will be slaughtered by demons from a different dimension.
SWITCH OF FATE 3 by Lisa Ladew and Grace Quillen
Riot Cofield is a bad-boy mountain lion shifter who scales mountains like fences. He belongs IN the Natahala Forest, but not TO it, and he resents “the Cause” because it turns normal, sweet women into conniving, savage witches – switches – who will do anything to kill a vampire.
Riot tried out the Cause (after all, he is a shifter) but after getting used and discarded twice, he’s over it. Over and done with the Cause and everything in it, including Resperanza, the extraordinary, not-there-a-month-ago, magical house and command center. So he moved out, and oh yeah, he quit the Cause, too.
Until he has no choice but to step into a fight for a flagging switch he’s never seen before, throwing her his knife that she can’t seem to let go of. But the real kicker comes when she knows his name. It’s his secret high school crush, the only woman ever special enough to make Riot want to straighten out his renegade ways.
Gemma, the lost love of his life, is a switch?
“Love of his life” enough to move back into Resperanza? Maybe, but enough to support the Cause with everything he has? No. Never.
Then why is he delivering sweet, inquisitive, gorgeous, green-glowing Gemma to the one place he would never want her to belong?
And why does he get the feeling she’s about to blow the doors off this whole operation?
FOR THE PRIDE OF A CROW (RED DEAD MAYHEM BOOK 3) by T S Joyce
Ethan Blackwood has a dark destiny that will make him the next Blackwood Crow. He’s being haunted by his past and is slowly morphing into the man he never wanted to be. Every decision he’s made to get to this point in his life has been a misstep, and he’s desperate to get turned in the right direction before it’s too late. He doesn’t know how, until he runs into a clumsy little beauty who has decided he is hers, and she is his. What he needs to do is stay steady and figure out a way to get rid of the ghost from his past, but Leah is making it hard to think straight. But the closer she gets to him, the more danger she’s in, because the ghost from his past will do anything to keep Ethan’s destiny intact—even hurt the girl he’s falling for.
Leah Hawthorne isn’t great at many things, but she can tell when a man is good or bad, and Ethan Blackwood is a bad boy with a heart of gold…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
SACRED SILENCE: A GREY WOLVES SERIES NOVELLA by Quinn Loftis
I thought there couldn’t be anything more evil than Desdemona, Reyaz, or any villain we’ve faced or would face. But there is. They’re called postpartum hormones. And, here’s the kicker, they have a minion …(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
THUNDER (SAVAGE BROTHERHOOD MC BOOK 3) by Jasmine Wylder
Melanie: I hate my life, and I hate my job as an exotic dancer even more, but that’s the only way I’m going to make enough cash to get out of this hellhole called Coalfell. If it wasn’t for my father who needed me, then I would’ve been out of here already. Everything was going according to plan until I witnessed a murder…
Zane: She wasn’t supposed to be there, but she was, and now we have to deal with it. This sexy little kitten has no idea of the battles we fight everyday to protect Coalfell from vampires. I can’t let her expose us, but every minute I keep her imprisoned I become more aware of the lethal attraction between us. Dumping her would’ve been the best option.
When an old foe resurfaces, Zane is faced with a choice; protecting the feisty kitty he shouldn’t care about, or finally avenging his father’s death. Will Melanie finally be set free? Can Zane distinguish between love, lust and honor? What will win out in the end—vengeance or love?
DRAGON’S NANNY by Leila Ash and Tabitha St. George
Ariel McDunnah lands the ‘perfect’ job: nanny to the three children of a Dragon billionaire. Yet she quickly discovers that this family is far from ‘perfect.’ Old sins and secrets have driven them apart. ‘Healing hearts’ becomes her most important task.
When he hires her, Ariel is just an employee to Owen Jackson. A skilled nanny who can bring his unruly children to heel. Quickly, though, her beauty, strength, and kindness win his heart. This lifelong playboy begins to wonder if he can devote himself to one woman.
There’s only one problem: he has to marry another woman.
Every Dragon has a Mate, a woman destined to be his true love. And the Rite of Claiming proves, beyond a doubt, that Ariel isn’t that woman.
Ordered to discover his soulmate, Owen instead finds himself drawn irresistibly to Ariel. Passion grows, a burning need they cannot deny. As their forbidden desire pits the Dragon against his own Flight, the lovers face an impossible choice.
Love or Fate? Which is stronger?
BALLAD OF BLOOD: BOOK 5 IN THE SPELLSINGER SERIES by Amy Sumida
In the wake of the Battle of Primeval, Elaria and her consorts are trying to settle into a routine that will satisfy their responsibilities as well as their desire. But there is one responsibility that Banning refuses to commit to; taking the Blooder crown from his father. As King Sorin’s attempts to persuade Banning grow desperate, Banning becomes even more steadfast in his refusal. If a compromise can’t be made, the Spellsinger’s next song could be a ballad of blood.
DEMON DECEPTION (THE RESURRECTION CHRONICLES BOOK 5) by M J Haag
Cassie Feld’s world is falling apart. Grieving from the loss of her husband and youngest child, she lives in fear of losing her remaining daughter. She knows she can’t protect her alone. There’s a solution, as terrifying and as heartbreaking as she finds it, that will ensure she never has to suffer such a devastating loss again. She needs to sleep with one of the dark fey who rose with the hellhounds. More than that, she needs to become his. She has to give him the one thing she isn’t sure she can. Her heart.
Cassie must figure out a way to set aside her grief long enough to get the deed done. After all, what wouldn’t a mother do to protect her child? Even risk falling in love again.
WRYNTER by Linda Mooney
She reaches into minds to discover the truth. But this time, what she finds could get her killed.
Wrynter Poe is both blessed and cursed with a unique ability. She can’t read minds, but she can follow a person’s memories of an event they witnessed. Which is why she works as a special agent for the FBI in helping local law enforcement agencies solve crimes. But this gift comes with a price. She cannot touch the bare skin of another person, for fear of accidentally obtaining emotional discharge or feelings from them.
Lieutenant Hammond Blake is an undercover cop who’s been assigned to help this strange woman, when a homicide case she’s helping with suddenly takes a dangerous turn…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
DREAMS OF DARKNESS (THE FORSAKEN CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Eve Langlais
Waking with horrific injuries in a hospital, Adara can’t recall her past. Who is she? And more importantly what is she? Her only hints come during her nightmares.
Dark dreams that are forgotten when she wakes.
Having amnesia doesn’t stop danger from stalking her. She attracts the attention of a werewolf and a vampire. As events spiral out of control she wonders if she’s losing her mind.
Magic and supernatural beings can’t exist.
Her mind says ‘Forget.’
But she wants to remember. However, if she does, will the truth shatter her?
STEALING A LION’S HEART: THE CALLAHAN PACK by S M Freed
Zora was kidnapped as a child and held by a ruthless wolf pack alpha. After years of abuse, she escapes and ends up being saved by Colin, who turns out to be her mate.
Colin is looking at land to expand the pack territory when he comes across a female his lion says is his mate. Before he can find out, she passes out from running for her life.
Saving this female, his alpha finds out there are prisoners of women and children. The alpha, Clay, and his team rescue the group and find there are more mates for his men.
CONSUMED (VAMPIRE AWAKENINGS BOOK 8) by Brenda K Davies
When Mollie awakens to find herself in a cage, she doesn’t remember how she or her sister got there, but she also discovers they are not alone in their nightmare. After their captors take her sister, Mollie vows to do whatever it takes to rescue Aida. The only problem is, she has no idea how she’s going to break free… until Mike arrives.
Imprisoned together, Mollie and Mike join forces to break free, but they soon discover life outside of captivity is even deadlier and more horrific than anything they could have imagined. Frightened by her newfound knowledge of vampires, Mollie’s forced to accept what Mike is while they hunt for her sister and his friends.
Despite her reservations about him, the more time they spend together, the more their feelings for each other deepen. Will they live long enough for their love to grow, or will the horrors they face consume them?
SLAYING IT (CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES) by Chloe Neill
Merit, the Sentinel of Chicago’s Cadogan House, is pregnant. She’s ready to meet her daughter, but also excited to see her feet again. While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a man in need, only to find herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt. Someone with a serious debt to some very serious people thinks Cadogan House will pay a rich reward for Merit’s return.
Jonah, the handsome captain of Grey House’s guards, is on his way to a meeting at Cadogan–and if he’s honest with himself, to drop in on Cadogan’s gorgeous and brilliant chef, Margot–when he stumbles on the aftermath of the attack. He’ll stop at nothing to help the Cadogan vampires, including Margot, face down the threat.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO LOVE (A GODS AND CONCUBINES NOVELLA) by Erin St Charles
Jasmine Greene left her abusive boyfriend with nothing more than her rescue cat and a train ticket to the quiet pack town of Perdition, Texas. Love left bruises on her body, as well her soul. All she wants is a safe place to get her life back on track.
Grace O’Brien lives an unapologetic life – one where she uses magick and attitude alike to live exactly as she pleases. With talents far beyond what most can comprehend, Grace dances through life with verve and enthusiasm.
But it isn’t all magick and mirth. A secret haunts Grace through the darkest hours of the night. For in her heart lies the soul of a fierce pirate queen, one that has loved and weathered unequivocal loss. Now, as she hopes once more for true love – a love that was promised to her – It seems that Grace might not always be able to get everything that she desires.
From the moment that Dylan Kelly sailed into Grace’s Cove, the town captured his heart. Pulled by an invincible need to move to the village, Dylan changes his entire life to finally focus on his passion project. When Dylan runs headfirst into the indomitable force that is Grace O’Brien, he battles both his attraction and his ethics in order to pursue the one thing that matters most to him – building his legacy.
As centuries blur and souls collide, Grace must come to terms with the fact that she can’t control everything – even her heart.
VS Note: And as a reminder, I had a new scifi romance release last week: DARIK
Nicolle James is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Her only hope might be a mysterious soldier she’d glimpsed outside the laboratory fence. She’d managed to sneak a few words of conversation with him when her captors weren’t watching but now the aliens were taking her inside the lab to begin the experiments.
Darik, a warrior of the genetically engineered Badari pack, is on a solo recon mission to check out a mysterious new lab high in the mountains. His orders are strict – do not engage. But when he has a chance meeting with the woman who might be his mate, he vows not to abandon her, orders or no orders.
Can he get inside an underground lab, find Nicolle and rescue her without getting captured himself? And when he learns the lab’s deadly secrets, can he get word to his pack about the new dangers?
Because the ruthless alien scientist running the experiments wants to get her hands on him too and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
My standard Notes and Caveats:
The term “new” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…