New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday December 19

cores attackAs 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).



VS Note: Always exciting to have a new one from Susan! One clicked it...

Thrust into a deadly game….

Avery Lennox has been called many names, but bond mate was never one of them. Her position as Chief Security Officer for Cosmos Raines guarantees that her life will never be boring—especially after her genius boss decides to open a portal between Earth and Baade, a world filled with an annoying, male-dominated species called Prime—but after meeting one particular alien, Avery decides to pursue him through the portal.

The trip to another world was…indescribable, but it’s when she returns home that Avery is in the most danger. Someone else is as fascinated with Core as she is, and believes Avery is the perfect bait.

From the moment Core Ta’Duran met Avery, he was captivated by the human woman who shields herself with an icy demeanor and a gun. Avery knows he wants a lifetime with her, and even though she is fighting their bond, she still appears on his world with a tantalizing offer: three days together with no questions, no ties, and no regrets.

When he follows her back to Earth, instead of finding Avery, he discovers a menacing message left for him: agree to be hunted or Avery dies.

Can Avery and Core turn the tables on the ruthless killer who wants to display Core as a trophy in his private collection, or will Core lose the most crucial battle of his life?

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jupiter taxyon spaceJUPITER (TAXYON SPACE BOOK 3) by Aurora Springer

VS Note: I’ve been loving the snippets Aurora has shared from this book!

Nikki and Kiron Ramis Bell are studying the marine life of Rishalt when they are summoned for an audience with the Prime. Tol-Jadel sets them the task of investigating a hyperspace perturbation near Jupiter. This anomaly threatens to sever the routes connecting Earth and Rishalt. They must return to the ocean of Europa to identity the cause of the disruption. But, tensions are rising between Warrish Watchers and the humans on Galileo Station, and Earth’s governments are squabbling over the proposed alliance with the aliens. Can Nikki and Kiron erase the obstacle before their home planets are separated forever?

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dragons wish tajss 13DRAGON’S WISH (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 13) by Miranda Martin

I am a Zmaj hunter and so have only one purpose in life. The feeding and protection of The Tribe is my duty and my honor. Except I have been spending more and more time in The City, entranced by the spirit of the human female Addison.

The primal dragon at the core of all Zmaj males fights for dominance over my iron will. It would claim the shy and intelligent beauty at any cost. But to her I am a friend. She would flee if I let the dragon win.

I will do anything to be more than her friend. To become her mate.

Bitter circumstances on Tajss threaten my Tribe and my way of life. Can a male choose between duty and his heart? Am I forsaking my people for her love?


promised sabrina kadePROMISED (REBELS OF SIDYTH BOOK 3) by Sabrina Kade

Despite her tiny stature and sweet baby face, Ellis has always prided herself on being strong no matter what. Even as a call-girl on Hethdiss, she took care of herself. Until the night she was attacked by a renegade Sidyth.

Now she’s relying more than ever on the alien prince’s warrior Hujun, who’s assigned to watch over her, and she’s afraid she’s getting a little too used to depending on him for help—especially since he keeps saying he can never Choose her as a mate.

Hujun knows he’s not attractive to humans—he’s too alien, too scarred, and far too violent. That’s fine by him; he knows taking a mate would weaken him, and he lives for the kill. When his prince chooses to test him by assigning him to guard the tiny human woman, Hujun knows he can resist her.

Except he can’t resist her at all. He can’t Choose her, either. Ellis was traumatized by a violent Sidyth, and Hujun doesn’t know how to show his love for her except by killing her enemies. He’ll keep his promise to protect her—but that protection might just turn her away from him.


creatus talisCREATUS TALIS by Carmen DeSousa

For four thousand years, creatus elders have insisted that the creatus population concealed themselves from human beings because humans had hunted the creatus almost to extinction…

But one woman’s research reveals that when creatus first arrived on this planet, humans didn’t fear the alien beings that looked so much like the human race. That is, until the creatus started to breed with humans, creating a ferocious killer feared by humans and creatus alike. A creature so fierce that its legacy of death and destruction has fed nightmares for millennia. And now, a new breed of creatus has been born — or rather, reborn.

Vev, one of the first generations of creatus talis, finds herself torn between her younger family members and a forbidden love as she fights to save the young talis from being turned into a weapon — or worse, annihilation.

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illicit mateILLICIT MATE (ABDUCTED BOOK 4) by Opal Carew

Jenna has always believed that there is one special man she’s meant to spend her life with. When she and her friends are abducted by sexy aliens saying that the women are to be united with their soul-mates, Jenna is thrilled. Until she meets…Casey has always been attracted to men. In fact, one man in particular. But the pull she feels to Jenna is undeniable albeit confusing as hell. She knows it’s true love and travels across the universe to find her. The problem is going to be convincing Jenna that they’re meant to be together. As insurmountable as that problem seems, the bigger problem is…Darrick has always been in love with Casey. They grew up together. She’s always been there for him, helping him through his difficult past. They knew from an early age that they were soul-mates and have been happy together. Until his whole world was shattered when Casey revealed that she feels the irresistible draw to a new soul-mate. An Earth woman named Jenna.

When Jenna meets Darrick, she knows this is the man she’s meant to be with. And, try as he might, Darrick can’t deny the feelings Jenna stirs in him. Casey knows what the solution is, but given his painful past, she knows Darrick will never even consider it.

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reviving grahamREVIVING GRAHAM (PROJECT DEEP BOOK 5) by Becca Jameson

Graham Wentz is an introvert. Painfully timid.
Or he was.
Until he woke up from a ten-year preservation.
Now, he finds himself face to face with Kate Bauer, a woman he’d secretly admired from a distance for years before he was preserved.
Empowered with the knowledge that Kate also has eyes for him, Graham finds the ability to take action.
But Kate is hesitant.
He’s confident she’s attracted to him, but something is holding her back.
Graham is nothing if not patient…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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neron skiesNERON SKIES (THE NERON RISING SAGA BOOK 2) by Keary Taylor

Dominion has Nova’s face and Reena’s name—Cyrillius will use and kill them if they’re caught. But being on the run in space isn’t so bad, Nova’s always wanted a different life, and she’s got it now.

It started with a rumor, that the Bahiri still exist—peaceful worshipers of the Nero and Neron. After what happened on Korpillion, Valen told Nova to find them, and to stay away from him. So that’s where the wanted crew aboard The Corsair is headed, across the entire galaxy to the G sector. Nova wants answers about what she did and how it’s possible.

She’s in denial. About what she might be. About where her heart lies. She knows Valen Nero is a bad man, so why is he the only one who fills the hollowness in her chest? Why does she ask him to keep his promise: I will come for you, Nova. And when he does, she’ll learn the truth about him, and what happened to shape him into the man he is today.

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Gruff, pragmatic Noatak is just trying to get from one day to the next without failing his captain and crew. His ionic ability has always given him an edge when it comes to hijacking corporate ships, but his powers are on the verge of collapse, and the ship’s doc says even taking a mate will kill him unless they find a cure. To complicate things, a captivating new crew member appears to be just his type.

Marlis has a sixth sense for danger, a keen aim with her pistol… and a dream-crushing brain injury. She planned on becoming a trooper her whole life, but now she’s disqualified. Setting out to find a new career, she takes a job working alongside a huge, bearded alien with gleaming copper skin and bedroom eyes. When the ship’s doctor claims he can repair her brain injury, Marlis thinks she may’ve just found her dream job.

But there’s always a catch…

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simbanSIMBAN (CYBORG WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Immortal Angel

A broken cyborg. A dying elf. Can they save each other before it’s too late?

As the first cyborg ever created, the Ardak’s experiments left Simban broken and without hope. Barely able to control his body or his speech, he sets off into the wilderness to avoid the first post-invasion winter solstice celebration. But when he finds a dying elf, he realizes that he might have found a kindred spirit, and her time is running out.

Irielle fled to the mountains to avoid the Ardaks. Plagued by flashbacks of when she was captured as their prisoner and a horrible pain in her chest that’s growing worse, the only thing she has left to do is die alone in the icy snow. But when a certain cyborg finds her, she suddenly has reason to hope. Until the Ardaks make an unexpected appearance.

Can these two broken beings heal each other? Join Simban and Irielle in a race against time and the Ardaks to find out.

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guy next doorTHE GUY NEXT DOOR (OFFICE ALIENS BOOK 4) by V C Lancaster

Kez is a Teissian refugee living in San Diego in the year 2267, working at the Department of Extra-Terrestrial Immigration, and he doesn’t like much. He doesn’t like Earth, he doesn’t like humans, he doesn’t like his job, and he definitely doesn’t like his bubbly next-door neighbour, Bia, who is convinced they are meant to be together. She’s too young for him, their personalities are completely incompatable, and back on Teiss, her people kept his as slaves. No matter what Bia says, it’s obvious to him they couldn’t be more wrong for each other.

Because Kez is keeping secrets. On Earth, he’s been able to redefine himself, and escape the difficult life he was forced to lead on Teiss. He is hiding the fact that he is mixed-race, and that he hasn’t been able to shake a nasty habit of taking other people’s things no matter how hard he tries. And letting Bia into his life would risk exposing all of that.

But despite how she was born, Bia was raised by Kez’s own people. She isn’t like the others, and as he gets to know her, he uncovers a lonely and lost female just trying to find a place to belong, a place he can give her, if he dares. When Bia needs his help, he can’t say no. He just has to make sure that their first time is also their last, because he won’t risk everything on the chance of a mate, and he won’t let her throw her future away on a male like him.


prince of dreams pippaPRINCE OF DREAMS (MESSENGER CHRONICLES BOOK 4) by Pippa DaCosta 

Kesh fled Faerie as a queen killer. Now she returns as the Faerie King’s secret obsession. But on Faerie, nothing is as it seems, not even Kesh herself.

With days to stop Arran’s execution and the stoic guardian, Sirius, as her constant shadow, Kesh must weave her lies deep within Faerie’s courts where magic and whispers combine and conspire. Soon, Kesh learns there is more at stake than Arran’s life. Faerie is dying. Oberon’s reign is crumbling. The time to strike against the fae is now. But with Talen, Kellee and Sota a thousand light-years away, Kesh cannot succeed alone…

Beneath the courtly politics, the glittering facades, and the King’s fragile hold on his people, the Dreamweaver is locked in eternal slumber, dreaming of the day his Queen of Hearts will set him free… because he knows, Kesh Lasota has no other choice.

Kesh survived the Dreamweaver once before. Now all she has to do is control him.

But Faerie’s Dreamweaver has other ideas for the peoples’ Messenger. He knows who, and what Kesh really is and he has every intention of using her to make all his dreams come true.
He takes your mind, makes it his, takes your soul, makes you cruel.
Dare you answer the Dreamweaver’s call?



Normal is not a word Anais would use to describe her life. Destined to take over her father’s company and dealing with strange new abilities that no one can know about, her world is spiraling out of her control.

Kai is the enigmatic commander of an army of warriors bred for battle in an ancient war. He needs Anais, but the secrets he’s keeping could destroy them both. As he prepares her for a war she never knew about, they both develop feelings neither of them expected. But…

In the coldness of space, love is a liability.

The war between two ancient species is about to spill over into colonized space and both need her to secure their victory. One wants her heart and the other wants her soul. Whichever is claimed, the other will break. When the lies and manipulations become too much for her to bear, will she rise above the pressure or become something even more terrifying than the creatures they’re fighting?


haven 1 ascendHAVEN 1: ASCEND by Sandra R Neeley

Command Warship 1 is home to one of the most feared males in the multi-verse. Zha Quin Tha is Sire to his people, next in line to the throne. He rules his military with an iron hand. His people, the Cruestaci, are a warrior race who bow to no one and no thing. They’ve been deemed too violent to be an ally by the Unified Consortium Defense — the organization responsible for keeping peace between all peoples and worlds. Zha Quin didn’t care what their opinion was. He was only violent when necessary — like when provoked, or if his planet was threatened, or a weaker people overrun, or he was just irritated in general. Like now, slavers had crossed into the territory of Cruestace. He’d been called in to intercept and process the kidnapped women on board to the Consortium for return to their home worlds. Little did he know, his whole existence was about to be turned upside down. One little, human female was about to teach him a thing or two about survival, patience, and trust…(much more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)



Dr. Evangeline Parr lost it all when the Xathi attacked Fraga. When she’s asked to establish a clinic in the devastated town of Einhiv, she jumps at the chance to help.

The only problem? A smart ass, joking Skotan warrior. He’s a terrible patient. Impossible. Refuses to take anything seriously.

Until they’re caught in an explosive situation, and a new side of him emerges. Protective. Efficient. And very intriguing.

Sakev joined the Skotan fleet after an… unusual career. The ghosts of his past have mostly subsided against the ongoing struggle to keep up with the Xathi attacks and their new hybrid weapons.

Mostly. He never expected a tiny human female to break through his carefully constructed facade.

But his past pales against the mystery of the war they’re fighting. And when the enemy changes yet again, keeping Evie safe becomes more than just another mission.

It’s the only mission he cares about.


draekon holidayDRAEKON HOLIDAY: A PRISON PLANET SLICE OF LIFE by Lili Zander and Lee Savino

Day Two-Hundred-Something on the Prison Planet……And things are finally settling down. Life is slowly getting back to normal. Babies that won’t sleep through the night? Check. Pregnancy cravings? We’ve got those, too. Fresh starts? Check. A new chapter in our lives? Check again.

And people are leaving. Wait, what?

If this is our last chance to be together, it’s time to celebrate. It’s time for a Draekon Holiday.

Draekon Holiday is a short story set in the Dragons in Exile series. It does not stand alone, and should be read after Draekon Rogue.


christmas for the kingCHRISTMAS FOR THE KING (THE DRAGON WARLORDS BOOK 4) by Megan Michaels

It’s nearly Christmas, and Gossamer is beside herself at the thought her children may not stay at home for the holiday on the planet of Trexotera, which her husband rules.

But when the women all decide to take a day for shopping on the nearby male-dominated planet of Diviljak, a secret all three of her daughters-in-law are keeping from the family could end in tragedy for all.

Will the men be able to save their wives in time? And just what is the secret?


cat shifters of aaidar ensnareCAT SHIFTERS OF AAIDAR: ENSNARE (BOOK 3) by Christina Wilder and Laney Kaye

Lyrie: I have three secrets, but I’ll share one with you. I’m falling for Khal, a Cheetakin shifter. But I won’t—can’t—let anyone know how I feel. Because, if the Regime who holds me captive discovers there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to keep Khal safe, well, they’ll use my love against me. Use him to break me.

I must escape the compound and cross the desert to reach the relative safety of the Resistance. Before it’s too late. If I don’t get away, they’ll force us to come together, then steal the child we make for their evil experiments. Turn an innocent baby into a monster. So, I’ll fight my growing love for Khal and somehow, resist his touch.

Khal: There are secrets in my past. Things no-one outside my band-of-brothers will ever know. Guns, fangs, and claws for hire, the guys and I are tight, and I know they’ll never judge me for what I did. They don’t need to. I judge myself.

And that’s why I have to be alone. That’s why I can’t allow Lyrie into my heart, into my life. Because loving her means death. But not necessarily for me.


conflictedCONFLICTED (THE CORDED SAGA BOOK 3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Kayla and Quinn will stop at nothing to protect their daughters. Thankfully they have Maverick and Bolton at their side, but Kayla refuses to give up hope that Mason will return to her one day.

Mason is desperate to get back to Kayla, but he cannot have the reunion he longs for until he completes his mission.

Maverick has sat back and let Quinn set the pace, but he is willing to do anything to build a life with Quinn and Bailey.

Despite distance, time, and a world dead set  against them, is there any hope for a happily ever after?

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the disastersTHE DISASTERS by M K England

VS note: Not romance but worthy of note this week.

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy.

Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

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VS Note: This note is longer than her blurb!

The queen is the deadliest piece.


midnight biteMIDNIGHT BITE by Cynthia Eden

VS Note: She’s one of my paranormal romance favorites!

A kiss on New Year’s Eve is supposed to be lucky…but a vampire bite? That’s not exactly something a woman dreams of getting. And when Lark Kinsley gets bit, all bets are off. She stakes her date, runs into the night, and tries to put the whole nightmare behind her.

Only she can’t.

Because she immediately runs into trouble—trouble in the form of a tall, dark, and deadly sexy vampire prince named Devereaux. He claims that he’s there to help her, but she’s not buying his story. The guy is no Prince Charming. After all, Prince Charming isn’t supposed to come with fangs and an appetite for blood. But Devereaux says that he’s been waiting centuries for her. That she is meant to rule with him. Obviously, he’s wrong. And possibly insane. She’s not meant to be the queen of the vamps. No matter what Devereaux says.

But he’s not the only one after her. Paranormal monsters are coming out of the woodwork. And the bite that she got? It’s making her feel strange. Hungry. Her self-control is shredding, and Lark knows she’s changing. She just doesn’t know what she’ll become.

The new year won’t go out with a bang…it will end with a bite.

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Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative and Shadow Agent Gram Campbell is not having a great year. So far this alpha-male wolf-shifter has had his heart and his body broken. Is he beyond repair, or will his destined mate bring much-needed healing to the man and the wolf within?

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once upon the longest nightONCE UPON THE LONGEST NIGHT by Various

The longest night. A vampire’s delight.

The winter solstice, a time of birth and rebirth, life and death, waning light and rising darkness. A time when those who flee the sun and crave the taste of blood find their greatest solace.

But one never knows what the longest night might hold.

Once Upon the Longest Night, a collection of adult paranormal romances, features eight novelettes of lovers and their battles against one of the greatest legends of our time: the vampire. A 15th-century seaman and the love of his life come face to face with a vengeful manjasang. In ancient Rome, a hunted priestess captured by a loyal centurion offers her aid to the enemy. With the help of a handsome Royal courier, a reluctant Romanian princess braves the curse flowing within her noble blood. Danger awaits when a vampire in the far reaches of North Dakota must endure the lethal cold to protect the woman she loves. And in a future New York, a broken general returns home for the Longest Night Ball where he meets a young male witch who might change his life forever.

This anthology combines vampire mythos and affairs of the heart with the sacred symbolism and magic of the winter season.



Vivian and her daughter share a powerful telepathic connection, so when Ella can’t be reached by conventional or psychic means, her mother fears the worst.
Help arrives from an unexpected source when Vivian gets a call from the young doctor she met at a psychic convention. Turns out Julian belongs to a private organization specializing in retrieving missing girls.
As Julian’s clan mobilizes its considerable resources to rescue the daughter, Magnus is charged with keeping the gorgeous young mother safe.
Worry for Ella and the secrets Vivian and Magnus keep from each other should be enough to prevent the sparks of attraction from kindling a blaze of desire. Except, these pesky sparks have a mind of their own.


blood bond 9BLOOD BOND: 9 (BLOOD BOND SAGA by Helen Hardt

Erin Hamilton and Dante Gabriel are living together and are more in love than ever, but the mysteries surrounding them continue to evolve. When two more women go missing—Dante’s sister and Erin’s best friend—they dive in more deeply, recruiting Erin’s brother to help.
Despite his quest for information, Dante resists falling prey to his former captor’s drive to control his mind. As more changes reveal themselves, he relies on his own strength and his love for Erin to keep himself in check. But the darkness following him is determined to manifest, and its source is a surprise to all.

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**Charity Anthology. 100% of proceeds will go towards saving cats and dogs from kill shelters thanks to the incredible work of Pacific North Pets.**

Introducing eleven purrrrfect stories featuring strong women and the men that love them.
Inside these pages, you’ll find heartfelt and action-packed books that highlight the friendship between heroine and animal. From fun and thrilling paranormal romances to sexy and suspenseful contemporary reads, this box set has it all.
Thirteen of your favorite Reverse Harem authors have teamed up to bring you this limited edition collection benefitting Pacific North Pets. This charity’s primary focus is to rescue abandoned, at-risk, starving, and abused animals. Rescued animals receive veterinary care and are placed in permanent homes.
Help give these animals a second chance at finding their forever home while enjoying your next favorite book.
** This anthology features stories ranging from 6,000 to 60,000 words. Some are complete stand alone, some are short stories from an existing series and some are the beginning of exciting new series! There are a couple with cliffhangers but all of them feature animals. **


bears beautyBEAR’S BEAUTY (A CHRISTMAS REALM TALE BOOK 2) by Elyzabeth M VaLey

A rare mix between a pixie and a human, Melody Beacon is not your ordinary woman. Challenged all her life for not being one or the other, she considers herself unlovable. So when Magnus Koldklaw tries to seduce her, she can’t help but think he’s mocking her. After all, why would a man like him want to be with a woman like her?

One look at Melody Beacon was all it took for bear shifter Magnus Koldklaw to decide he wanted her. One whiff of her scent, and he’s certain she’s his mate.

Unfortunately, Melody doesn’t seem to feel the same way. However, when they’re forced to work together on a secret project for Santa, they are irrevocably drawn to each other. And when Magnus discovers it’s her insecurities keeping them apart, he becomes determined to show her she’s worthy of love and so much more.

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Once upon a time, a princess and her stepmother ruled together with all happiness and joy…until the Queen’s chronic headaches and mood swings escalate to violence, and Princess Snow White is forced to flee for her life.

Snow White is certain that a dark magic has pushed her once loving stepmother into madness. Shy and bookish as she may be, she will do whatever is necessary to save the Queen, even if it means approaching the infamous Seven Warriors—a group of outspoken fighters who live in the forest—to ask for their help. Unfortunately, six of the men are not convinced the Queen can be redeemed.

Fritz, the seventh warrior, is her only hope.

Hailed as both a deadly fighter and a humble forester, Fritz senses there is more to the Princess than there appears to be. When magical horrors attack, his mind is made up, and the Seven Warriors pledge their loyalty to Snow White.

With the warriors helping her, Snow White is certain her stepmother can be saved. But just when victory seems near, a poisoned apple changes everything.


hells callingHELL’S CALLING (INFERNAL DESCENT BOOK 1) by Bea Paige and Skye MacKinnon

The devil has taken her sister. Now she’s going to bring her back. Luckily, she’s not alone:   An angel with a dark past. A wolf with anger issues. A hellhound who’s actually quite cuddly. Yes, this is a journey into hell. Grab your tissues and snacks for this will be a rollercoaster into darkness.

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forbidden desiresFORBIDDEN DESIRES by Various

Join your favorite New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors in a reverse harem collection unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Why choose when you can have them all? Embark on a journey through new worlds and epic adventures in this limited edition anthology full of romance, mystery, and steam.
Princesses on the run. Witches ruling nations. Dragons and angels in disguise.
Follow our heroines and their harems through 13 unique supernatural and contemporary romances that will steal your breath away and have your heart pounding for more.


something to celebrateSOMETHING TO CELEBRATE: ESCAPE FROM THE HOLIDAYS by Evelyn Benvie

Niko doesn’t hate the holidays; that would require too much commitment. He just doesn’t care about them anymore. He’s a demi, disillusioned mess and he doesn’t care about much at all. That is, until an enticing stranger blows into his life this Christmas and catches his attention—and his heart.

Fan is lost and lonely, a winter spirit adrift in a human world that has all but forgotten them. And then they meet Niko, a young man with the ability to see them, and they remember what it means to stay somewhere. To want someone.

Chance brings them together. But is chance enough to build a relationship on?

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fury freedFURY FREED (OF FATES AND FURIES BOOK 3) by Melissa Haag 

While preparing to leave Uttira after graduation, Megan finds the Book of Fury. The answers she’s needed about who she is, her purpose, and her powers have been there the whole time, along with a shocking revelation. Now, it’s not just a matter of finding Megan’s mother. Megan must find the two preceding generations as well, because the book is clear on one thing: there can only be three furies.

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Daren Novak and Gunny Schuler have known each other since freshmen days at the University of Washington, where they’d started a romance Daren assumed would last. But at the start of winter break, Gunny bowed to the dictates of his lifelong religion and his overbearing father and left UW never to return.

After a failed marriage, Gunny built a quiet life embracing his gay identity, and left his North Dakota home, his marriage, and his father’s business for a forestry and teaching career in Oregon. Meanwhile, Daren has built up his own life around managing a unique holiday venue, the Holiday Home Hotel, and performing for the guests in drag as “Dare.”

A decade has passed since they last saw each other, but now winter’s harsh weather brings them face to face—helped along by a minor goddess and powerful forest spirit. Too much hurt might lie between them now to fix things, but interfering supernatural beings are determined to force them to try.

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He’s going to Hell to crack some nuts…
Krampus is a Christmas demon.
That makes him a bad boy.
As a bad boy, he breaks the law.
He breaks the laws of physics. He breaks the laws of magic. He even breaks the laws of shifting and can turn into nearly any animal.
Two laws he can’t break are the laws of Time…and Fate.
Krampus is a gruff goat shifter who’s put off claiming a mate. The clock is up. This weregoat has to find and claim her, as fast as possible.
Otherwise, the consequences could be deadly…and if humans can go to Hell, wherever demons go is probably much, much worse.
There’re laws Krampus doesn’t break, because he doesn’t know them.
Those include the laws of dating.
That means this demon goat is going to need dating lessons — and there’s only one BBW baker that’s up for the job.
Can the Nicest girl Krampus knows…handle his Naughtiness? (…more blurb on ebook seller page…)



All Caine wants for Christmas is to get rid of his hellhound.

Twelve months ago, Caine Guinness was attacked by a pack of hellhound shifters and became one of them. All he wants is to be human again. His search for a cure brings him to snowy Pine Valley, home of magical dragon shifters, Christmas cheer… and Meaghan Markham.

All Meaghan wants for Christmas – is a merry Christmas. Just one.

Meaghan has never felt at home anywhere. She’s always too big, too loud – and never enough. Until now. Caine is everything she never let herself dream of. Kind. Caring. And hot as hell.

But all isn’t well in Pine Valley. Mysterious creatures are attacking the town, and Caine is the only one who can stop them. If he can learn to trust his hellhound. And even if he can…

Can a hellhound really save Christmas?


polar bear christmasA POLAR BEAR CHRISTMAS by Emilia Hartley

As the only human in a long line of beautiful and proud reindeer shifters, Holly Carter has borne contempt and abuse from her family for years. She avoids the cutesy Christmas enclave they’ve built whenever she can, but somehow her mother always convinces her to come home for the holidays.

This year, though, she meets Claus, a polar bear shifter from a crime conglomerate looking to shake down one of her cousins. When Holly and Claus concoct a fake relationship that will get Holly protection and Claus access to his target, they don’t expect it to go anywhere. But the relationship soon feels more real than fake. It would be perfect if only Holly weren’t convinced she’s not worthy to mate a shifter and Claus weren’t convinced that he’s got too much blood on his hands to mate to any woman.

Can Holly and Claus convince each other of their true value in time to salvage their bond?



The only thing Chavvah wants more than to marry Billy Bob is to have his baby, but since that ship has sailed thanks to prior trauma, she’s happy just to get down the aisle with him and make their life together official. The date is set for the Winter Solstice, marking the longest night of year, but a challenge from an unexpected guest, is turning her special day into a fight-club nightmare. And after having postponed the wedding twice already, Chav is starting to think fate hates her guts.

On top of that, there are almost forty werewolves camped out on Billy Bob’s property, claiming that Chav and Billy Bob are their new leaders. But when Chav tries to get her spirit guide, Brother Wolf, to cough up answers, he ignores her. Worst, the silent deity is sending her BFF Sunny visions that are taking a physical toll on her human friend’s all too frail body.

Throw in Billy Bob’s manipulative father, Chav’s pushy mother, and other surprise guests, these two furry lovebirds may never make it to “I do!”

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sladeSLADE (THE BROKEN BOOK 6) by Serena Simpson

Mila spent her life hiding away in and out of hospitals. Only one sister could have a life, and she wasn’t the one that was chosen. Her best friend, her replacement sister invited—ordered her—to move in with her and her family.
It would have been perfect if tall dominant and oh so sexy Slade wasn’t watching her with green eyes sent from the Gods, and a mouth made for sin. Time always felt like it was standing still, now it was rushing to catch her. The enemy that tried to kill her as a preteen was back; now it wanted her and the sister who didn’t know she was still alive.
Could she sacrifice herself again so her sister could live? Or did she finally want a chance at life with the one man who made her feel life was precious?
Slade was a rage-filled male with nothing to look forward to. When they told him that another human female was coming to live with them, he shrugged. What was one more? Then he met her.
Her scent teased her with thoughts of a future that couldn’t be his; Mila was so much more. How could he even want to talk to her when another held his heart for so long? Slade needed to learn how to let go of the past and embrace the future before Mila was forever beyond his reach.
Together they must defeat the horrors of the past if they ever want a future together.


demons favorDEMON’S FAVOR by Jessica Marting

Lauren knew the risks in summoning demons, but Tal seemed so charming and helpful that she didn’t see the harm in asking him to help save her bakery. All he asked in return was a single favor, granted whenever he wanted.
Now Tal’s ready to collect.

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Grim is trying to hold it together for the holidays. He’s vowed to be a better Alpha for the Rogue Pride Crew, but he’s at war with the two lions inside of him, and at war with a certain Red Dragon as well. He was raised to be a weapon and had never celebrated like everyone else. All he wants to do is coast straight through the holiday, but his new Crew is messing with his head. He wants to hate them, but little by little, they are chipping away at his heart. Especially his new mate, Ash, who is so sweet about making it the perfect day.

Ashlynn Kane is bound and determined to make Grim’s first Christmas outside of the Tarian Pride the happiest day of his life. The only problem is, her new lion shifter mate is a bit of a scrooge. With a can-do attitude and some mishaps along the way, she is going to do her best to make the man she loves feel special. Even if it means going against her Alpha’s wishes.



Thalia has a purpose.

After months of having to roll with the punches, she now knows what her part is in the grand scheme of things.

Newly crowned as Queen of the Fae, and mother to a newborn hybrid, Thalia is about to take on her most daunting role yet: she’s been ordained, by the Gods themselves, to bring down the Devil.

And no, there isn’t a euphemism hidden in that sentence. Morningstar needs to be taken down, and she’s the bada$$ to do it.

If she can get her hands on him.

Of course, that was never going to be easy, and in the face of the apocalypse that’s hit Earth, yeah, it’s not like she can just buzz him on the phone… But when certain situations come to light in the face of Armageddon, Morningstar suddenly doesn’t look like the biggest, baddest SOB out there. No, sirree. That title belongs to someone else.

Three guesses as to who.

Only trouble is, Thalia and her mates can’t take out the Earth’s true foe on their lonesome, which means they’re going to have to work with their son-in-law-to-be without chopping off his head.


shifting destinySHIFTING DESTINY  by Various

Are you ready for a collection of stories with a bite? Well, shift into a more comfortable position and dive right into these author’s tales.
There’s a beast in all of us waiting to come out and play. So, abandon all your reservations and lose yourself in this collection of shifters and discover…
The BEAST in you.

This is a collection of multiple short stories, in a myriad of genres. The stories in this book are as fluid as the shifters they’re about. Some of them will pull on your heartstrings, others will warm you on a cold day. Come on these journeys with us to fantastical places, accompanied by memorable characters that leave you no choice but to hold on for dear life on the magical ride that is, Shifting Destiny.

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Small town librarian Cherry Deschamps is perfectly content with her safe, mundane existence even if others might consider evenings spent with a mug of hot cocoa, bowl of Ramen noodles and a Netflix marathon boring.

When the panty-meltingly gorgeous “Mr. Hollywood” enters her life, showering her with gifts and attention, of course she’s skeptical. She’s learned from an early age that exposing her heart will only lead to pain and heartache.

Cezar fights every baser instinct he has to win over his human mate—including behaving in the ways of a human male. In the end, however, it may take the fiery passion and fierce possessiveness of his dragon to convince Cherry that she’s worthy of being loved.


daneDANE (RISE OF THE PRIDE BOOK 8) by Theresa Hissong

Dane Walker, Guardian to the Shaw pride, has never lived by the rules. His tastes have always been on the side of extreme. With each passing day that he is tasked to protect the werepanther-owned bar, The Deuce, Dane’s obsession with the two human employees strengthens. He doesn’t trust anyone but himself to guard the bartender, Cole Bryant, and the waitress, Olivia Stone, and he can’t deny his feelings for them both.

Meanwhile, a drug cartel is on the hunt for the men who imprisoned their leader and they want revenge. Cole’s name is at the top of the list, and when they kidnap his baby brother, the pride rallies around them for protection. The pride is on lockdown, but Olivia is targeted before the plan to take out the cartel is put into place.

An emergency making it necessary for Olivia to be turned into a shifter changes everything the pride has ever known about finding a forever mate. The moment Dane gives her his blood, he feels the magic of a mating. Olivia is to be his forever mate, but what he didn’t know…Cole would be claimed as her other mate when she awakens from her change. Dane must do everything in his power to protect everyone he loves, knowing he may have to fight to the death to keep them safe.

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three for a witchTHREE FOR A WITCH by Lucy Auburn

I did a spell to bring them back. My wild boys, who made me whole: Orlando, Roman, and Jack.
I was heartbroken. I was drunk. And now I’ve called them to me with witchcraft.
Come back to me, I long for you.
But things have changed since we were fourteen. There are cracks and missing pieces. And somewhere out there in the woods, a darkness lurks… a darkness coming for us all.
I just hope we can reunite in time to face it, or we might not live to see tomorrow.


pure awaskeningPURE AWAKENING (PURE/DARK ONES BOOK 7) by Aja James

I have always loved him.

Though that love has evolved, metamorphosed, transmuted over time (and sometimes it felt a little—maybe a lot—like hate), what hasn’t ever changed is that I love him.

But I didn’t comprehend the depth of my love, the teeth and claws and desperate prayers of my love, until six hours ago:

They say he’s missing…

The Royal Zodiac—me and my inner circle—hasn’t been complete these past two years since the attack. Every time we get close to a potential candidate to recruit into our ranks, they disappear, the most likely scenario being that Medusa and her minions got to them first.

And now she has Dalair.
I won’t rest until I get him back.
My name is Sophia Victoria St. James. I am Queen of the Pure Ones.
This is my Awakening.


crucial shiftTHE CRUCIAL SHIFT (THE ARIANE TRILOGY BOOK 3) by Michelle Dare

Since she met Orion, Ariane’s life had been anything but calm. With the threat of war looming only days away, ensuring victory for the Avynwood Pack was her primary focus. Some of her new friends would lose their lives in the fight, a fact she already accepted.

But what if along the way, she uncovered new details about herself? What if becoming Orion’s mate revealed more than she ever imagined possible?

A new shifter was in town, and she was thirsty for revenge.


wicked truthWICKED TRUTH (WICKED MAGIC BOOK 2) by Raisa Greywood

Magic doesn’t exist. I used to believe, but it was the wistful imagining of a child.

When the Duke of Denforth makes me his duchess, he shows me wonders beyond any fantasy. Instead of one husband, I’m blessed with three – the duke, and my guardians, Moses and Liam. Our scandalous passion cannot be denied as magic heats between us.

When I’m taken from my husbands, I must learn to embrace the power inside me. It terrifies me, but too much is at stake to give in to my fear.
Our lives are measured in centuries instead of years.

Lily Archer’s magic is familiar and alien all at once. She’s much more than she seems, and we can’t wait to explore her secrets. She offers power beyond imagining, yet it’s nothing compared to the joy she brings to our lives.

She even manages to charm a dragon.

But there are those who would use our wife for their own ends and steal her from us.

I am Myrddin, and we will topple a kingdom to get her back.


dragon whisperDRAGON WHISPER (THE DARK AGE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Niamh Murphy

In the dying forests of the Weald Wood, Breanna, a young outcast, is simply trying to earn a Hunter’s axe.

When she witnesses the sacred Forest Drake kill her father and destroy her village home, she knows her life is forever altered. But Breanna holds a secret that could be the key to stopping the Ancient Dragon God’s rampage.

The fate of every being in the land now depends on one young woman who can hear the Dragon’s Whisper.


dreams of the witchDREAMS OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 4) by Deanna Chase

Faith Townsend’s life is going exactly as planned. The spa she recently opened is thriving and she has a handsome new man in her life. But when she receives a letter from the mother who walked out on her when she was just five years old, Faith’s perfect world is turned upside down.

Hunter Mccormick has spent the last ten years on the move, trying to outrun his demons. But now that he’s found Keating Hollow and Faith Townsend, he’s determined to make the town his home. Life is good right up until old secrets are revealed, and Hunter is in danger of losing the only person he’s ever cared about. Hunter will have to find a way to re-earn Faith’s trust if he wants to be the one to fulfill the dreams of the witch.

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aniceANICE (THE CURSED CLAN BOOK 5) by Melissa Schroeder

A woman destined to save her family. Anice has always felt left out. Granted, not on purpose, but when the only female who spent two centuries with her cousins and brother, it’s hard not to. Now that all of them have found their mates, she is ready for her happy ending. When she falls for Brody Stewart, Anice is thrilled he is interested.

A man who hides his true self. Brody has spent his entire life hiding his true self from the world. When his sadistic cousin gives him a chance at freedom, he takes it. He has no issues seducing a woman–until he meets her. Anice is his mate, there is no doubt, and he cannot imagine a life without her. Now he has to play a careful balancing act protecting both her and his family.

A love that cannot be denied. When Brody’s deception is uncovered, Anice wants nothing more to do with him. Unfortunately, it’s revealed he is essential to the last quest. As dark forces close in on the Mclennans, Anice and Brody will have to learn to trust each other, or lose everything they hold dear.

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tears of the moonTEARS OF THE MOON (BOOK 11 OF THE GRAY WOLVES SERIES) by Quinn Loftus

The Romanian Grey Wolves have been kicked, beaten, and stomped–assailed from every side. Yet, every time evil thinks it’s gotten the upper hand, the wolves come roaring back to protect their own. No darkness can stand against them, especially when they fight united with their supernatural allies. But what happens when the darkness refuses to stand and fight? Instead, it flees, spreading across an entire continent, infecting the supernatural races as it goes. Will the wolves be able to stand against the hidden darkness, the Order of the Burning Claw, or will they crumble as it shakes them to their foundations? Sally, the group’s gypsy healer, is home with her pack, seemingly recovered from the psychic assault against her mind. Unbeknownst to the pack and its leaders, however, something sinister has followed in her wake. Vasile and his wolves will need the help of Thalion, prince of the elves, if they are to find a way to fight the veiled evil threatening both human and supernatural alike. But Thalion has his own mysteries to unravel. His father, Ludcarab, the elven king, is discovered alive, after having been lost for centuries. And neither Thalion or Vasile could possibly guess that Ludcarab might be the key to solving the puzzle of the Burning Claw.

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VS Note: Just out of curiosity I looked at my back list of scifi romances on Amazon to see which one needed the most ‘love’, in terms of being somewhat overlooked and it was this title, which is one of my earliest SFR novels, so I thought I’d highlight it this week. (There’s also a sequel, featuring Johnny, who is a supporting character in this novel and who many readers have told me is one of their favorites…) The book was a 2015 SFR Galaxy Award honoree:

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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…

I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post  but after that I’m not responsible.

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