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).
RAVEN (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Regine Abel
VS Note: Oh yesss, had this pre-ordered.
After betrayal and abuse destroyed Liena’s dreams of becoming a Psychic Operator, she warily accepts a temporary position on Khepri, the homeworld of the bioengineered Xian Warriors. With entire Warrior units getting mysteriously wiped out, she must help devise a critical antidote. But when a buck naked, sexy as sin, Xian Warrior walks into her lab, Liena’s bone-deep fear of psychic contact, of touching another’s soul, doesn’t trigger with him.
The minute Raven sees Liena’s aura, he knows he has found the one. She’s broken, but he vows to fix her, and then claim her as his bonded mate. When she inadvertently sets them on the path to discovering, at long last, the human’s elusive third psychic ability, the need to mend her becomes urgent. As the strongest of her kind, she may be their only hope of saving an entire species on the verge of annihilation.
With time ticking and so many lives in the balance, will Liena overcome her trauma, or will her mind and the rescue mission descend into madness?
TORRAN (CRASHLAND COLONY ROMANCE BOOK 2) by Leslie Chase
VS Note: I LOVED the first book in the series and couldn’t wait to read this one!
Stranded on the wrong planet, captured by brutal alien raiders, the only good thing about Lisa’s situation is Torran. He’s a dangerous alien warrior – who also happens to be the hottest man she’s ever met. Strong, protective, and lethal, he’s everything she could want or need.
Perhaps she shouldn’t have shot him on sight?
Torran is used to surviving alone on alien planets, but this time he has others to protect. Another complication is the human captives. One human in particular. The female fate has infuriatingly chosen for him, the one he is now compelled to do anything for.
He’ll just have to overlook the fact that she tried to kill him.
When the alien leaders threaten to kill Lisa and her family, Torran has to choose between his own people and his mate. But even if he can get Lisa to another human settlement, will he be welcome there? Or will the humans’ fear of him drive them apart?
CATS OF WAR: CENTRAL GALACTIC CONCORDANCE by Carol Van Natta
VS Note: A re-release of Carol’s story from the Pets In Space 3 anthology.
Military Subcaptain Kedron Tauceti counts the days until he can leave the rare metals factory and his current duty station as the liaison to the galactic government’s Criminal Restitution and Indenture Obligation system. The post was protection—and punishment—for exposing a theft ring during his previous assignment. He’s more than ready to get his career back on track on a new base halfway across the galaxy, even if it means leaving behind the one person who makes him want to stay. Not that he’s told her, because technically, he’s her warden.
Former financial specialist and current indenturee Ferra Barray, hiding from her past, only has three months to go on her restitution sentence. She’s lucked into a tech repair job. If she keeps her head down, she’ll soon be free to figure out her future. Unfortunately, the local shark behind every illegal scheme in the facility wants her to steal for him, and she’s running out of excuses. And now the heroically handsome Tauceti, who she hoped could help, is transferring out.
Everything changes when Ferra discovers two genetically modified cats. Saving them takes incredible risks. She doesn’t know what she’ll do if she can’t convince Tauceti to rescue the cats and keep them until she’s free to come for them.
But when trouble erupts at the factory, it might just be the cats who save them.
LAST RUN OF THE ICE DUCHESS: A TAKAMO UNIVERSE NOVEL (A TALE OF THE DISTAN COLONIES BOOK 1) by Shona Husk
Bern Ober is on a discrete mission to the Evron starsystem of the breakaway Distan Colonies to gain support for a band of revolutionaries in the Terran Republic. It is a dangerous mission, but he is a dangerous man. When Terran operatives capture him, Lady Fortini hires a reluctant smuggler and her starship, the Ice Duchess, to run the Terran blockade and collect him. Captain Veronik Ayres and her intrepid crew must risk everything to run a gauntlet of warships to rescue the rebel spy. However, getting in is easier than getting out. To get back, the Ice Duchess must slip past the alerted Terran blockade ships or try their luck against the pirate corsairs of the Lotharian stellar coast.
BEAUTY AND THE ALIEN BEAST (TRILYN FAIRY TALES) by Zara Zenia
When the Trilyn made their pact with the people of Earth to take seven fertile brides for their seven princes in exchange for their alien technology, they never anticipated how hard it might be to find a perfect genetic match.
Prince Manzar has struggled through four years of banal social events, socializing in hopes of finding his mate. His dark, brooding temperament and unhuman appearance have made it even more difficult for him. When a political dissident seeks refuge in Manzar’s palace and brings along his daughter, Andromeda, Manzar never anticipates she will fill the void in his life and offer him a way to continue his species.
Andromeda “Andi” LaBelle struggles against her near-captivity at Prince Manzar’s palace. She doesn’t appreciate being confined or the controlling, gruff nature of the handsome Trilyn keeping her and her father safe.
When the dissidents attack and their lives depend on Prince Manzar’s ability to protect them, Andi realizes the alien’s gruff, militaristic nature that has scared her away is precisely what she craves and needs.
Will Manzar be able to save Andi and her father from the forces working against them, or will his fight to find his mate end in heartache?
MAD PANTHER (ALIEN GUARDIANS OF EARTH BOOK 2) by Donna MacDonald
When the sentient blade sends her on a rescue mission, Dr. Sugar Jennings sneaks out of her Bad Panther’s bed without saying goodbye. Why? Because a woman’s got to do what she’s got to do.
Okay, not really. Sugar’s more of a straight forward kind of person who would have preferred having the freaking fight to all the subterfuge. Axel’s father, Rodu—a fellow blade host and her mentor—says asking forgiveness later is far better than asking for permission which she’s never going to get.
Sugar doesn’t understand why her alien panther shifter slash next-in-line for the Lyran throne mate is all up in her sentient blade business. She thinks Rodu should have done a better job teaching his thick-headed son about the concept of maintaining some personal space while in a relationship.
Sugar’s blade business turns out to be saving another sentient blade host. This one is a silver-spooned, cocky kid fresh out of college whose ineptitude and negative attitude makes Sugar look like the best blade host ever selected. The younger man is amusing and adorable but also a big pain in everyone’s rear, especially her new alien-sister-in-law’s. But like it or not, the kid is the host of the other Protector blade which means he’s Sugar’s counterpart. She has to tolerate him and keep him alive if she can.
Honestly? All this blade drama is starting to wear on Sugar’s last nerve. She needs some space to be what she needs to be. Her alien panther isn’t the only one getting mad over the situation.
BOUND: THE FALLEN WORLD SERIES BOOK 1 by C R Jane and Mila Young
They came to earth. They destroyed my life, took those closest to me, and now they’re set on making me their own.
Ella Monroe has only one goal in life. To survive. Trapped in a world that’s been taken over, Ella is reminded daily of everything that she has lost because of the Vepar. What was supposed to be a fun night out to celebrate her birthday turns into a nightmare encounter at a Vepar club when she catches the eye of three terrifyingly alluring men.
Powerful and seductive, the three Vepar make clear they will stop at nothing to possess her. Unable to escape, Ella is plunged into their dangerous and secretive world, where everything is more than it seems. Ella doesn’t know what the future holds as their prisoner, but one thing is for sure. Their obsession knows no bounds.
JULDO MADE (GALACTIC ORDER BOOK 4) by Erin Raegan
Vivian – It’s been months since he’s been gone. Not a word from him. Not a single sign. He’s out there somewhere without a single memory of me. Without knowing about his child still growing inside me. And there’s no way for me to find him. He could be anywhere. On some distant planet or drifting in the vast black space of our universe. I want nothing more than to find him, but I’m stuck on the Dahk’s home planet. I can’t exactly hop in my car and hunt him down. Not that my friends would even let me. I’m so pregnant I can’t even walk the castle halls without losing my breath let alone fly around in a spaceship searching for Juldo enemy camps he may be frequenting. So I stay and I wait and I pray for a word, a sighting, any kind of proof he’s still here. That some part of him may still remember me, us, what we used to be to each other.
Hector/Vyr – I drift in darkness. I am newly made. Juldo. I was not always. But I do not remember my past life. I do not remember her. But she is an echo that haunts me. She pulls me from the shadows into a light that burns. I watch her in silence. I wait for her to call that name. A name that no longer belongs to me. She looks at me with a sadness that I have no name for, yet I know I am the cause. She says she is mine. That I am hers. But I am not her Hector. I am Vyr and so she belongs to a male that is gone. But the deep ache inside me tells me I still belong to her. And so I will guard her and the babe she carries for the male I used to be.
ALPHA’S TEMPTATION (OMEGAS OF PANDORA BOOK 4) by Lillian Sable
When Aura crash lands on an alien planet, she finds herself surrounded by feral Alphas males. She doesn’t understand what has made them this way, but her only option is to run. They look like men, but act like animals and are consumed by the desire to take her in the most depraved ways. Ways that would literally tear her apart.
All except one.
Castor is so much more than he seems. But right now, he is the only thing standing between this strange girl and the dangerous Alpha prowling the Forbidden Zone. He has maintained his sanity while trapped in the wasteland but at great cost. The urge to claim her for his own overwhelms his fragile hold on control. He will protect the confused Omega from the Alphas intent on doing her harm, but he will also claim her for his own.
ARIA’S AWAKENING: TERRA LUCIFER BOOK 1 by Annie Beth Rider
Generations ago, the Motherhood eradicated all males from Earth. Talk of them was expressly forbidden and they were all but forgotten. The Mothers now controlled the population of women by giving them blockers to suppress their emotions.
Aria was drafted by the Motherhood to be a primary colonist on the desert planet Hestia. The Mothers stripped her and the rest of the crew of their blockers so that they would have the emotional capacity to survive on the harsh new world. While onboard the Earhart 4500, Aria is finally able to have her first feelings, which included sexual ones. When a shocking vid is discovered buried deep beneath the ship’s firewalls, the crew must decide if they will continue on their predetermined course or journey to Terra Lucifer.
HIS HUMAN BRIDE (SPACE MASTERS BOOK 1) by Evey Embers
Cora feels that her life on the strange planet of Velonus has reached a dead-end. So, she takes out a mail-order bride ad hoping to find a human husband… but things take an unexpected, sizzling turn when one of the Velonian ambassadors discovers her ad.
Aspen is a strict, big and terribly irresistible alien man. And with his eyes set on winning over the attractive Cora, he sets out to claim her as his own. They have unique ways of pleasuring women on Velonus, and he will use whatever is required to secure her as his bride. However, Cora’s situation once again takes a strange turn when this new relationship becomes part of a plan to create a peace treaty between the planets. As her life heats up in more ways than she’d ever imagined possible, it becomes clear to Cora that she’s made a grave mistake… but can she change her fate without breaking several hearts, and without returning the two planets to all-out war?
RUINS OF FATE: THE OMNI TOWERS SERIES, PREQUEL by Jamie A Waters
Skye Levanthe traded everything she owned in order to secure a place for herself and her son, Veridian, in a scavenging camp.
But all contracts have an expiration date.
Desperate to obtain the resources they need to survive, Skye agreed to navigate the dangerous ruins of fallen cities to search for tradeable materials. When a strange storm forced Skye and her scavenging partner into forbidden territory controlled by The Omni Towers, a ruin collapsed, nearly taking their lives and destroying countless others.
Only one other person survived the ruin collapse: a mysterious young girl named Kayla.
Faced with the decision to save her son or abandon her new foster daughter to a terrible fate, Skye agreed to the only possible course of action—to go into exile and take on the Omni traders in their own den. No one ever said survival would be easy. And every choice has consequences.
HEART OF THE BEAST (MATE OF THE BEAST BOOK 3) by Sonia Nova and Starr Huntress
A beastly pirate. An Alliance agent. A dangerous mission that pulls them together.
Undercover in the shady parts of Riala, Agent Kira Medina has one job: to find out where human women are disappearing on the planet. A group of off-planet pirates raise her suspicion, but the whole mission is endangered when her cover is blown by an Ezak-X pirate.
When the Ezak-X offers to help her instead of blowing the whistle, Kira realizes she could use an inside man. She immediately regrets her decision when she starts working with Xeegan. The Ezak-X is annoying and reckless. But although he gets on Kira’s nerves, she can’t deny the way he makes her heart thrum…
From a life in captivity to a life as a pirate…Xeegan has fought to survive since day one. He trusts no one, least of all the Alliance. But when a group of off-planet pirates offer him a job that seems too good to be true, and his acquaintance goes missing, the human female working for the Alliance might just be the key to finding out what’s going on.
No matter how much the female frustrates him, her sweet scent makes him feel things he’s never felt before… She clearly needs his help on this mission, whether she admits it or not.
WIRELESS AND OTHER STEAMPOWERED ADVENTURES (THE ADVENTURES OF THE VALIANT CAPTAIN RAMOS AND HER CREW BOOK 2) by Alex Acks
Captain Marta Ramos, the most dangerous pirate in the Duchy of Denver, is back and she and Simms are up to their goggles in trouble. Has General del Toro found a way to use the Infected as an army and can Captain Ramos work with her arch enemy, Colonel Geoffrey Douglas, to stop him? Can Simms join forces with the devious Deliah Nimowitz on a jailbreak, some sewer misadventures AND a high society soiree involving tea, a heist and sausages? And what about the Rail King and his nefarious plans? Can Captain Ramos and her crew stop him before he completes his latest dastardly deed, one that may result in Deliah’s demise? (…more blurb on ebook seller pages…)
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC PRESENTS MAKING SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY by Rob Bredow, Forward by Ron Howard
VS Note: A release of note, apparently hard cover only. I’m not showing the cover due to copyright concerns on my part.
Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story is an eyewitness account of the film’s production from visual effects supervisor and coproducer Rob Bredow. The book gives readers an intimate glimpse into the journey that Solo took from pre-production, production, and post-production, fully documenting how this film came to the big screen.
Making Solo gives a chronological overview of how this multiple-Academy-Award-winning visual effects company created new worlds, aliens, droids, and vehicles for a galaxy far, far away, including insights into how the train heist on Vandor, L3-37, the Kessel Run, and the reimagined Millennium Falcon were brought to life. A must-have for Star Wars fans, this authorized, all-access book will be an indispensable work for all movie fans and devotees of popular culture.
VENOMOUS HEART (EOK WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Mary Auclair
After drowning his soul in blood, can this alien warrior be saved?
As the only doctor on Aveyn, Ava works day and night for the people she considers hers. Only… she’s not really one of them, is she? She’s a hybrid, a highly illegal creature created by Trade Minister Knut for his personal enjoyment. And she risks a fate worse than death if her existence is ever discovered by Prime Councilor Aav, the most powerful Matriarch in the Ring.
When a tall, arrogant, sapphire blue alien comes to Aveyn, it’s not long before headstrong Ava gets in trouble with him – the new Eok warrior in charge.
Arlen wants nothing to do with his new assignment on Aveyn. All he wants is to return to the violence at the Frontier and drown his broken heart in bloodshed. But he made a deal with his brother, the Commander-in-Chief of the Eok armies: a year of peace for a year of combat. So, Arlen comes to Aveyn fully intent on ruling all those who live there with an iron fist…
… all except a troublesome, gorgeous female whose purple eyes haunt his dreams. When the Mating Venom pushes him to the edge of madness, can Arlen learn to trust in his heart again, or is his soul lost to the bloodlust?
A CONGRESS OF SHIPS (THE MAVERICK HEART CYCLE BOOK 3) by Stephen Graham King
VS Note: Romantic elements maybe? The plot sounded intriguing. From February.
In a desolate system on the outer edge of Pan Galactum, the skin of the universe has ruptured, tearing open a portal to an alternate reality. Witnessed only by the sentient science vessel N’Dea, a massive, battered ship falls through, housing a community of refugees fleeing an enemy that has pursued them across the cold reaches of space for decades.
But have they come alone?
Summoned by N’Dea while en route from a reunion with dear friends on the Galactum’s capital, the mystery is a lure that fellow Artificial Sentience, the Maverick Heart, cannot resist. It’s now up to Vrick, along with humans Keene, Lexa-Blue and Ember, and allies old and new, to come to the aid of this ship of lost souls. Together they must find a way to seal the breach for good, before a ravening hunger can spill through and rip the Galactum apart.
TRIPLE BURN by Holly Bargo
A lengthy and increasingly unnerving interview lands Ursula a job as the event planner at a foreign embassy. Not until the government hustles her off to a different planet does she realize just how foreign that embassy is. When the U.S. ambassador hands over one of her coworkers during her first event as collateral to seal a trade agreement, Ursula breaks out of the embassy, determined to find a way back home before she, too, can be used as a bargaining chip in this world desperate for females.
What she doesn’t know as she navigates the unfamiliar streets of a totally alien culture and climate, is that she already caught the attention of a native warrior triad in a land where women are coddled and kept, yet prized above all else. They take her, elated to have obtained their collective heart’s desire.
What they don’t know is how fiercely independent a woman from Earth can be. Disoriented, confused, and not a little angry at the way these three overbearing, dominant, sexy warriors take over her life, she wants to go home, but soon discovers this job was a one-way ticket courtesy of the United States government. If she can’t go back, she must go forward. Can she retain her identify and adapt to life on this new world with the three warriors who’ve claimed her as their mate? Is compromise possible between a woman used to controlling her own life and three warriors steeped in a culture that forbids it?
ATLAS ALONE (A PLANETFALL NOVEL BOOK 4) by Emma Newman
VS note: Not a romance but a release of note.
Six months after she left, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed Earth. She’s trying to find those responsible, but she’s not getting very far alone.
A dedicated gamer, Dee is endeavoring to discover a mersive good enough to enable her to escape her trauma. When she is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game, she hopes it will be what she needs—but it isn’t like any mersive she’s played before. When a man suddenly dies in the real world, she realizes that at the same time in the game, she killed a character who bears a striking resemblance to the dead man—a man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth.
Disturbed, but thinking it must be a coincidence, Dee continues the hunt for information. But when she finds out the plans for the future colony, she realizes that to save what is left of humanity, she might have to do something that risks what remains of her own.
DAKSTAL (THE LEVIATHO BOOK 1) by Miranda Martin
Space. My home, my dream….Well, it was, but not like this. My fantasies of daring space adventure on a cutting edge Explorer are reduced to the yawnfest of jockeying a mining cargo ship back and forth from the asteroids to Earth. It’s not the life of excitement I dreamed of as a little girl. That is until I make first contact.
Me. First contact. With Dakstal, the Leviatho Commander.
He’s jacked. Like really big and he has four arms, scales and fins. A real life merman! I’m going to be the most famous pilot in all of history for discovering these guys.
My delusions of grandeur meet a quick end because as it turns out the Leviatho are on the run. The last of their race come seeking sanctuary on Earth from the Kriall, the enemies that are trying to destroy them. When the xenocidal maniacs show up, every person on Earth is in danger and it’s going to be up to us to save them, whether Earth wants us to or not.
ROGUE: A DARK CYBORG ROMANCE by Piper Stone
A single purpose compels him. He must find me, claim me, and master me completely.
Tracking down cyborgs is my job, but this time I’m the one being hunted. This rogue machine has spent most of his life locked up, and now that he’s on the loose he has plans for me…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
EARTH FATHERS ARE WEIRD by Lyn Gala
Captain Maxwell Davis and his entire unit scrambled to engage alien ships over Iowa. The aliens snatched him out of his destroyed jet before they continued on their interplanetary hot pursuit. Then they informed Max that Earth was too far outside regular shipping lanes to return him to his planet.
So Max ends up in an alien spaceport looking for work. To afford a ticket home he can either spend three hundred years working with linguists to improve the computer’s questionable ability to translate English or he can take a job as a nanny for an unpopular alien. That way he can afford the ticket in four years. The problem is that the computer may have mistranslated the word “nanny” and there might be a reason an alien is willing to pay such a high fee.
LOVE ME OR LET ME GO by Kelly Lucille
Being an empath and a human lie detector should have protected Miranda from falling for the wrong man. But loving someone and knowing them are not always the same thing. That is especially true when the man she loves has his own gifts, and too many secrets.
Six years ago Miranda said good-bye and swore she was moving on. The problem was, McAlister Weer is not a man you get over so easy. And, when a man is capable of invading her dreams, and does on a regular basis, gone is a relative term.
Now she has stumbled into a danger she could not have seen coming, and the one man she swore to stay away from is back, determined to save her, and this time, to keep her.
If he can keep them both alive long enough.
WINDS OF MARQUE: BLACKWOOD AND VIRTUE by Bennett R Coles
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note and perhaps some romantic elements. Steampunk space operas, sort of?
In a dense star cluster, the solar winds blow fiercely. The star sailing ship HMSS Daring is running at full sheet with a letter of marque allowing them to capture enemy vessels involved in illegal trading. Sailing under a false flag to protect the ship and its mission, Daring’s crew must gather intelligence that will lead them to the pirates’ base.
Posing as traders, Daring’s dashing second-in-command Liam Blackwood and brilliant quartermaster Amelia Virtue infiltrate shady civilian merchant networks, believing one will lead them to their quarry.
But their mission is threatened from within their own ranks when Daring’s enigmatic captain makes a series of questionable choices, and rumblings of discontent start bubbling up from below decks, putting the crew on edge and destroying morale. On top of it all, Liam and Amelia must grapple with their growing feelings for each other.
Facing danger from unexpected quarters that could steer the expedition off course, Blackwood and Virtue must identify the real enemy threat and discover the truth about their commander—and their mission—before Daring falls prey to the very pirates she’s meant to be tracking.
TRAVEK’S TREASURE: THE QUASAR LINEAGE BOOK 6 by Pearl Tate
Travek – As a Councilor’s son, I was raised by my uncle to join the Merchant Line on Quasar. I’ve been trained to look for and recognize the profit potential in every situation.When Bren found a Human mate from Earth, I saw the possibilities the females there present for the future of Quasar and for my own financial gain.As I entered Earth’s atmosphere, I felt my own mate, and all hell breaks loose! I tried to take just her but end up with eight Human females.
Now, we’ve both been captured. My only hope is to convince our captors—and my mate—to work together to save our species.
Lisa – Though I’m attending college far away from my hometown, I’m still reeling from the emotional trauma caused by my freeloading, high school sweetheart. He’s a hard act to follow, and I’m going to make sure my next boyfriend wants me for my sunny personality, not for what I can do for him.
When I’m sucked into a bright light and confined to a freezing cell, I’m scared to death as I try to figure out what’s going on… and why? I’m one of the most boring, average girls you could ever meet.
So, why would the government want me? And why do I feel a magnetic pull I can’t explain to someone… or something… I’ve never met before?
SANCTUARY’S AGGRESSION: A POST APOCALYPTIC SURVIVAL SERIES by Maira Dawn
VS Note: Formerly on Wattpad
Skye Jackson is a children’s therapist, a loving daughter, and well-off. Determined to save a young boy from his abusive father, Skye’s plans come to a halt when a deadly rabies plague sweeps the globe.
Infected, death, and destruction–nothing is the same.
In a world where money will no longer help her, Skye races one step ahead of the enemy only to find herself stranded in the middle of nowhere. Struggling through this post-apocalyptic world alone may be more than Skye is prepared for.
In a world of chaos, who do you trust?
Dylan Cole is content to hunt and hide away in his mountaintop cabin while the world destroys itself, but when he finds Skye frantic on the side of the road, his plans change. The woman needs his help, whether she realizes it or not. And Dylan isn’t going to let a boy grow up the way he did–not if he can help it…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
HEART OF THE SOVEREIGN (SKY SERPENT CLAN SERIES BOOK 2) by Samantha Rose
Anger, anguish, distraction, and war — a word that leaves a foul taste in your mouth.
It was something Robyn has started to grow used to while abroad the Apep.
Though Robyn never meant to start an outbreak between two different groups of people, somehow, that was exactly what happened, and she was stuck watching it all unfold.
When the Earth government declared all Elvain followers to be eliminated, she steps in, but what can one pregnant woman do when things seem to always fall apart?
With the help of her mates, Robyn tries to find a way to save the billions of innocent lives — and she has do it fast.
Can she save her people by accepting the war Earth has declared? Or will she stand on the sidelines and watch her people die?
HER DOCTOR MATE: SEASONED SHIFTERS BOOK 3 by Tasha Black
Dr. Ryan Stevenson has a dream career and a house to match. By day he saves lives at Springton Hospital. By night he runs with the Tarker’s Hollow wolf pack. But from the moment he lays eyes on grad student Addison, the rest of his life feels meaningless. He knows that only Addison can fill the emptiness in his heart and bed. But her innocence makes him fear she won’t be able to handle the truth about what he wants. When Ryan’s dying grandmother asks if there is anyone special in his life, he accidentally spills the beans about his newfound love, but doesn’t mention the fact that his intended mate isn’t aware of his feelings.
Addison Sparrow is head over heels for Dr. Stevenson, but he seems to deliberately ignore the electricity between them. When his grandmother unexpectedly arrives in town for Thanksgiving week, Addison is shocked that Ryan asks her to pretend to be his fiancée. But she finds herself unable to refuse an opportunity to spend more time with the sexy doctor.
As the events of the season throw them together, Addison and Ryan must put on a cheerful face for Grandma Stevenson, even as their close contact throws them into a tsunami of temptation. Will Dr. Stevenson keep playing it cool? Or will his desire for Addison push the bubbling tension between them to the boiling point?
LOCK (CLUB CRIMSON BOOK 2) by Terry Bolryder
Tasha just wanted to dance. She never wanted to stumble on dangerous secrets, or wake up to Club Crimson’s sexy, enigmatic co-owner telling her that life will never be the same again. Lock has his own reasons for wanting to protect her, and Tasha isn’t sure she should accept his help when she can’t even resist falling into his arms. Then again, with hundreds of men chasing her down, she might not have a choice.
Lock’s shining armor is pretty rusty. The powerful, charming alpha has been too busy seeking vengeance to be anyone’s hero. But when he meets Tasha, and realizes the innocent hairdresser has no idea of the immense trouble she’s in, he can’t help stepping up. At first, he has his own agenda, but the longer he’s with Tasha, the more he wants her for his own, no matter the consequences.
As Lock protects Tasha, the two are drawn into a steamy adventure beyond anything either of them could imagine. But Tasha needs more than chemistry, and as Lock tries to figure out how to open his heart, the dangerous group he has fought his whole life is about to catch up to him, forcing him to make an impossible choice.
UNFORESEEN (VAMPIRE AWAKENINGS BOOK 9) by Brenda K Davies
When Jack escapes the vampires holding him captive, he thinks his biggest worries are finding his friends and avoiding the Savages pursuing him…until he stumbles across Charlie.
He’s not sure what’s more dangerous, the vampires hunting him or the woman who harbors more secrets than the island where he’s trapped. Charlie wasn’t expecting Jack to fall into her life, but now that he has, she’s not sure what to do with him.
She can’t leave him behind to be hunted, but her growing attraction to him frightens her more than the Savages. Though Jack’s a tempting distraction, love has no place on this island, and Charlie refuses to let him get in her way. She’s escaping the island—with or without him.
Can they work together to survive the horrors of the island, or will they perish like so many before them?
WINDS OF CHANGE (HEARTS OF SOLARA BOOK 1) by Reese Copeland
The Age of Dragons is ending and the seed of rebellion is ready to bloom.
Born from forbidden love, Bela has always been an outsider. Always alone, forever the outcast. All she desires are friends and love.
But change is coming.
Learning to believe in not only herself but those she loves, Bela must survive the chaos it brings.
Or Solara will fall.
Can Bela endure the winds of change, or will her hopes and dreams be blown away?
VERMILION LIES (THE ORDER OF THE SENARY BOOK 3) by L D Rose
Wherever Dax Knight sets foot, hell is bound to freeze over.
As a mercenary for the Order of the Senary, Dax departs for New England to assist his comrades in battling the vampire forces threatening to consume the Northeast. The last thing he expects to find is a gorgeous vampiress who surrenders to him entirely. Ensnared by her allure, their intense attraction ignites, and he discovers she isn’t what she seems.
Cindel Konstantinov has been on the run since she escaped her sire’s possession, trading one life of abuse and imprisonment for another. As her hope for freedom wanes, she encounters one of the infamous Knights, and his dangerous appeal is undeniable. After a life-altering moment of mercy, they careen down a path of secrets, lies, and a forbidden passion neither of them can resist. But when her past comes back to haunt them, they’ll have to face the consequences of their actions—and their desires.
Dax and Cindel will need each other more than ever as their world spirals into chaos. But are they strong enough to survive the oncoming storm?
COURTING THE DRAGON WIDOW (CLOUDBURST COLORADO BOOK 6) by Siobhan Muir
VS Note: I’ve been enjoying the snippets Siobhan has shared. Put this on my TBR list.
Lissandra Charforest is finally stepping back into the dating game after three decades of widowhood. Accepting a blind date, she travels to a small town in upstate New York to meet an eligible dragon bachelor. Too bad the guy seems determined to stand her up.
Denarrion Goldencoat wouldn’t have agreed to a blind date with the Widow from Colorado if his father hadn’t insisted. Happy being the perennial bachelor, he has no desire to settle down on one woman, much less one with kids already. Until he falls into the reservoir with her.
But everything’s not as it seems. Beneath the quaint façade of Redfield, darkness and decay lurks to ensnare the unwary. When Lissandra discovers she’s been lured to Redfield to kill a demon under the pretense of a courtship, she almost walks away. But the truth jeopardizes the life of her True Bonded mate, leaving her with one choice: Destroy the demon or die trying.
BLOODIED VENOM (SERPENTINE VAMPIRES BOOK 2) by J Hali Steele
Hail Patrascu, an ancestor of Transylvania’s Draculesti family line, wields unique powers as the world’s oldest living vampire. Searching for death, he becomes something phenomenal after drinking venom infused blood. Not only does he possess vampiric powers, he’s been imbued with those of an even older creature—a serpentine. A snake, heretofore unable to change form, is animated with Hail’s vampire blood and now the monster seeks life of its own!
McCall Stephens had one drink; not nearly enough to imagine what he witnesses after being accosted in an alley. A beast so fiendish, it took the life of a man right before Call’s eyes. Now it stalks him. He haunts Call with eroticism, each encounter tugging him closer to a dark abyss with impossible promises. Giving in, he may lose everything—including his life! Or will Call’s wildest dreams come true?
THANN by Linda Mooney
It started with a winning lottery ticket, and could end with her death.
What would you do with $597 million?
Despite her estranged fiancé raving that it’s a waste of money, Maren Padgett decides to try her luck and buys a lottery ticket with the last few bucks in her wallet. What could it hurt? What Burke Shavet wasn’t expecting was for Maren to actually win. With dollar signs in his eyes, he starts making big plans for the big winnings, contrary to Maren begging him to slow down. She’s uncomfortable with how fast he’s moving, with good reason.
She should’ve trusted her instincts. Pushing a spur of the moment trip to the Grand Canyon, Burke had it all planned out…
Maren owes her life to the people living at the bottom of the canyon. Especially to the mysterious black-haired man named Thann who rescued her. The problem is she doesn’t remember why her life was in danger to begin with. She can’t remember anything actually. But slowly, her memories are returning, and no one is happy with what she’s recalling.
UNBROKEN (PORT LEWIS WITCHES) by Brooklyn Ray
Despite the rumors about Port Lewis, Michael Gates doesn’t expect the house he rents with his sister on Foxglove Lane to be haunted. An eerie meeting with Victor Lewellyn, the resident witch-turned-demon who is bound to the property by dark magic, changes his mind.
Michael isn’t looking to start a relationship with anyone, let alone someone like Victor, but the intense attraction between them can’t be ignored. As he dives into the world of magical drug rings, demons, witches, and necromancers, Michael also grapples with the complicated past he left behind in Arizona.
A relationship might not be what he wants, but it sparks something in him he didn’t realize he needs—the chance to heal.
DEMON TIME (THE ESCAPADES OF PETTIBONE AND FOXGLOVE BOOK 1) by Nina Merrill
When Knotwood Academy instructor Lolly Pettibone unearths a debauched artifact in her magical elixirs laboratory, she needs a little help to banish it.
Enter Lolly’s former professor, the magnetic but unapproachable Nicholas Foxglove. A skilled mage and agent of the arcane, Foxglove has a predilection for trouble and Lolly’s request is an opportunity he can’t resist. Magic is literally in the air and the formerly aloof professor could be an enthusiastic partner. Now that Lolly’s his peer instead of his pupil, all bets, scruples and inhibitions are off.
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN (FAE’S CAPTIVE BOOK 4) by Lily Archer
Betrayal has taken Taylor far beyond my reach. I can feel the bond stretched and twisted until it’s on the verge of snapping. But I will find her. She is mine as I am hers, and nothing will stop me from recovering my queen. I will always come for her. If she is hurt, I will heal her. If she is scared, I will wrap my arms around her, my embrace her safe harbor. And as for the ones who took her? I will destroy them all. Crossing the frozen heart of winter will be their final mistake. My fury will end the king beyond the mountain, and I will return to the winter realm with my queen by my side. A solid plan. One that would have worked. But when I reach the Gray Mountains, nothing is as it seems, and my mate faces a danger from the most insidious of foes—herself.
DARKNESS RETURNS (GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY BOOK 13) by Alexandra Ivy
Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Since the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, he has existed outside the order of the Guardians, trusting no one. But now, the new vampire king has given him a peace offering: a scroll that could free his master. Following the relic’s magic leads him to a demon hotel deep in the Everglades, a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and
mesmerizing woman . . .
As far as Lilah knows, she’s lived her entire life within the confines of her enchanted estate. Memories of her own past are elusive and cloaked in shadows. Even Chiron can’t figure out exactly what she is, and if her intoxicating beauty is his destiny or an illusion drawing him ever closer to his demise—or perhaps to an even more tormenting choice, between his master and his mate.
A WEREWOLF’S TOUCH (HUNTER M. D. FILE BOOK 1) by Kellie N Hill
VS Note: From March
Werewolf medical cases are only for experienced doctors at the Toledo Hospital:Supernatural Division. But when a nine-foot-tall Werewolf crashes through the emergency room doors with an almost-fatal gunshot wound, resident doctor Serenity Hunter has to do what she can to save his life. His payment in exchange? Offering to solve a mystery she had long left in her past.
Lazarus Hokousha didn’t intend for his inner wolf to latch onto an Elf-Kind Doctor—literally. But when he finds out her father has been missing for decades and his father may have information, he feels an urge to help her. Using his knowledge of law and the help of his human best friend Elijah Burns—a Huntsman—can he trust The Alpha inside of him to play nice long enough to find her missing father while outwitting those seeking to stop him?
SAVAGE LOVE (HIGH HOUSE CANIS BOOK 1) by Riley Storm
Things are spinning wildly out of control for wolf shifter Lucien and House Canis. With the old clashing against the new, the time to choose sides has come. Lucien is confident he’s on the right side, but the battles ahead will test his strength, his conviction and his willpower. And it will leave him beaten, bloody and half-unconscious on the doorstep of the woman he wants to claim as his mate.
Alison Eaton never expected to see Lucien again. Now he’s appeared at her door in the middle of a storm, barely clinging to life. Letting him into her life again won’t be easy for a woman used to hardening herself against abandonment. Although he might have been a workplace fling before, as soon as she drags him inside, it becomes clear things are different between them. Very different.
What Alison doesn’t know is that by opening the door to Lucien, she will also be opening a new chapter in her life. One where she’ll be forced to forget her past, open herself up to others, and—for once in her life—trust they won’t abandon her. It’s tough, and full of surprises, but is it worth the risk? Because for every man like Lucien who believes in a cause, there’s another who’ll follow any orders, including ones that will put Alison directly in harm’s way.
COLEL (IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS SERIES BOOK 5) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Colel, the Goddess of Bees, has been looking for Mr. Right for over seventy thousand years. So when she meets the hunky owner of a small-town flower shop and explodes with flutters and tingles, she’s almost certain that he’s the one.
Only two problems: her tiny black-and-yellow army suddenly won’t let her anywhere near him, and…is that a freaking epinephrine pen in the fridge? “Dear gods! He’s allergic to bees? Say it isn’t so.”
If simply dating the guy will kill him, how will she ever know for sure if he’s really the one?
Colel has a solution, but it’s drastic. Even for her. And what if he says no?
HER VIKING (THE ROYAL SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Alice Wilde
VS note: Apparently even reading the blurb gives you spoilers for book 1 & 2
The harder I try, the worse things seem to get.
In a matter of weeks, I’ve been married twice, kidnapped, witnessed death, and visited a fae kingdom.
Now, after running away from my problems yet again, I have to try to help Ero convince a people he hasn’t seen in decades to accept not only my own plight as their own, but to accept Ero as well. What’s worse, I can’t even seem to keep Ero and Roan from each other’s throats.
With Damien barely a step behind, how am I supposed to save Ero’s hide when I’ve barely managed to save my own? Will Ero’s dark past be too much to save us, or is it the key to our future?
My stormy-eyed leopard.
My hardhearted companion.
THE SEA WOLF’S MATE (HIDEAWAY COVE BOOK 2) by Zoe Chant
Jacqueline already had her happy-ever-after…Or so she thought—until her husband left her for a woman who could give him a child… and already had. Now she’s divorced before thirty, working herself to the bone to pay off the mortgage on a house that will never be full of the children she dreamed of.
Wolf shifter Arlo lost his pack years ago. He found a new home in Hideaway Cove, where shifters can reveal their true natures safe from human eyes. He has friends, a new family, a job. Everything he needs to build a life. But without a pack, there’s still a hole in his heart—even if he can’t see it.
Three shifter kids desperately need a family…Jacqueline doesn’t know what to expect when she responds to an emergency call-out in a remote marine reserve, but it’s nothing like this: three lost children who can turn into seals, and a ruggedly handsome man who makes her blood run hotter than it ever has before.
Jacqueline gave up on happy endings long ago. Arlo thought he’d already found his—at least, as happy as he was ever going to get. But with three unruly seal shifter kids in the mix, they’re about to find out just how wrong they were.
ALPHA’S BLOOD: A VAMPIRE SHIFTER ROMANCE by Renee Rose and Lee Savino
A Vampire King…The moment she stepped on stage, I had to have her in my bed. My submissive, kneeling at my feet.
But this captive virgin is more than what she seems…
A spy in my kingdom. A weapon honed by my enemy. She hates me, but hate is a passion perilously close to love…
A captured queen…All my life I’ve trained for one purpose. One ultimate goal: kill the Vampire King. I expected a fight. Pain. Torture. I didn’t expect to want him. My body is a weapon he turns against me. But I can’t forget my fallen pack. My quest for revenge. My mission is simple: Seduce him. Earn his trust. Bring him down. Above all: don’t fall in love.
RHYTHM OF RIME (THE FATE CALLER SERIES BOOK 2) by Zoe Parker
Life can change so suddenly, leaving you standing there with your heart in your throat—unsure of what to do. I’ve never been good at playing the damsel in distress, which means it’s time to do something about it. My life has taken a turn I never expected it to take.
I have a Triad. Three beautiful, annoying men have taken up residence in my home and in my life.
Oh, and my dad? He’s the High Priest of the Moon Clan. The evil so-and-so and now he’s decided he wants to meet his daughter. The one he abandoned to the tender mercies of a Graywalker and wants to use for some unknown, nefarious reason.
Then there’s Rime, Jack Frost himself nipping at my toes. But when I need the heat turned up, I discover that inside the man of snow and ice beats the heart of a volcano.
THE MERCENARY’S BOUNTY (AGE OF THE ANDINNA BOOK 2) by Kristen Banet
With freedom, comes uncertainty, and with uncertainty, comes mistakes.
Mave has been making a lot of those. As she draws closer to the Free Cities of Olost, she finds herself juggling between learning about her people, and learning the nuances of the males around her. Males she has to work with if she wants to survive the world she’s about to jump into feet first as the newest member of the Ivory Shadow Mercenary Company. She has no choice but to learn to trust them.
Through all of it, Mave has found herself hopeful for Olost and the new beginnings she’s found. The opportunities of new friendships, new family, and maybe more draws her further out of her shell every moment. With all of her courage, she continues to take those shaky first steps, leaving the life of slavery and being an outcast far behind her.
But freedom doesn’t hold all the promises she hoped it did. Olost might be free, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Her enemies will never rest and neither can she.
VAMPIRE BY BLOOD (FATED VAMPIRE SERIES) by Cindy Faria
When a deceased witch informs Tricia McIntyre she’s a fae princess who’s being hunted by an ancient vampire, she turns to her best friend Sergeant Riley Sweetwater. Problem is, he’s buried in the town cemetery, and she hates him for dying on her. Until she uncovers his secret.
Tricia and Riley were never meant to cross paths after he went dark. Especially since he’s experiencing some kind of immortal transition of his own. But they do, and she’s hunting the same vamp responsible for killing his squad.
Forced together, Tricia’s trying not to kill Riley with her uncontrolled Fae powers, while he’s struggling not to drink her dry. As they must battle their love-hate-lust relationship, they search for the one who holds the secrets to saving humankind before a dark supernatural destroys them all.
LANDIAN ESCAPADES: AN OTHERWORLD DUET by Izzy Sxyn
VS Note: A re-release.
First one is Kassie’s Surrender. Kassie wins a trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. What she doesn’t know is that she was selected to travel to another realm called Landia.
While on the cruise she mets Hollywood Actress Hailey Stewart who had been presumed dead months earlier.
Hailey makes it no secret that she wants Kassie in her bed and in her life. But what will happen when Kassie learns Hailey’s biggest secret of all?
The Second One is titled Carrie’s Choice.
It had been months since Carrie’s friend Kassie had disappeared off the face of the Earth. She’d spent months trying to get the authorities to look for her friend who took a cruise to Hawaii and never came back.
When her boss informs her that he wants her to babysit Christina Weaver one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Carrie’s first instinct is to quit. She wanted to produce and make movies, not babysit.
She’d always had a girl crush on Christina Weaver, but those feelings paled in comparison when she meets her in the flesh. But Carrie is not alone in her attraction and she soon ends up on a ship heading towards Landia.
THE DEMON PRINCE’S DRAGON QUEEN (PARANORMAL PROTECTION AGENCY BOOK 12) by Mina Carter
VS note: A re-release.
After eons in enchanted slumber, dragon queen Baby is finally enjoying life. Determined to take advantage of every opportunity and with a deep need to prove she’s more than a spoiled royal, she joins the PPA as an operative. But that brings her into daily contact with the irritating half pixie, Rat. Unlike most, she see’s through his disguise to the man beneath the arrogant bad boy act.
A bad boy she’s in danger of losing her heart to…
The instant Rat saw dragon queenling Baby, he swore to make her his. One night. That was all he needed. All he told himself he needed. But one night will never be enough, ever… (more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE END OF DARKNESS (DRUID’S CURSE BOOK 1) by Shea Balik
Ryley Duggan resented his family for forcing him home on his twenty-first birthday to perform another stupid fire ritual, instead of letting him go out and get shit-faced like normal people his age. He’d never believed in the stories his grandmother told him about the reason behind what they were doing. That was, until he walked outside to the bonfire to see bloodcurdling creatures that no Hollywood studio had ever come close to replicating, killing his family.
Since an early age, Eirik had one job, to protect the descendants of the one who’d cursed him and his friends. It hadn’t been what he’d ever imagined for his life, but after nearly a millennia Eirik had learned one thing, life never went as planned. Never had that been truer than when he’d rescued Ryley from certain death.
Now the two must learn to work together to save humanity. Will all be lost? Or will they discover a way to heal their hearts by opening themselves up to love?
MAGICKAL MYSTERY LORE (AN ABRACADABRA MYSTERY BOOK 4) by Sharon Pape
The New Camel Day Fair is a fun-filled event for residents of this upstate New York town. Kailyn Wilde, a modern-day witch of ancient lineage, leaves her potion shop, Abracadabra—and her feline familiar, Sashkatu—to attend with her fortune-telling Aunt Tilly. Joining them is legendary wizard Merlin, who’s discovering new pleasures of time-traveling to the modern world, including curly fries and kettle corn—but the appeal of the Tilt-a-Wheel is beyond his mystical imagination.
The real wild ride begins later, when neighboring sweet shop owner Lolly rushes into Abracadabra with news about a dead body. The victim has one of Lolly’s fudge knives stuck in her back, but in spite of the sticky evidence, Lolly is only one of several suspects with ample motive and opportunity. Meanwhile, Merlin’s research into old family scrolls and electromagnetic ley lines is causing some unusual mix-ups. As the two investigations collide, Kailyn will have to do everything in her power to prevent disaster.
MURDER HOUSE (PSYCOP BOOK 10) by Jordan Castillo Price
Few people would willingly spend the night in a murder house, but Victor Bayne is up for the challenge. He’ll do whatever it takes to get a look at his permanent record, including going undercover in a townhouse where a recent death took place. Why not? There was no foul play involved, and as a psychic medium, he’d know if a ghost was creeping up on him. The whole “murder house” claim is just a product of a kid’s overactive imagination, and he’s confident he has the situation under control.
Until he gets a load of the smell. Turns out, undercover work is a lot tougher than it looks. Vic misses Jacob something fierce. The subject of his assignment is a real piece of work. His partner has definitely got something to hide…and then the investigation takes a truly bizarre turn.What happens if the murder house reveals itself to be more than just a schoolyard rumor?
THE ROSE by Tiffany Reisiz
VS Note: Listed under Erotica
On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose Kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.
But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose Kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…
Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.
TORCH (UNDERGROUND ENCOUNTERS BOOK 9) by Lisa Carlisle
No longer confined to his stone form, gargoyle shifter Mattias yearns for a purpose. Feeling increasingly lost, he plans to search for his destiny elsewhere. But, a chance encounter with a wary woman roots him to the spot–for now.
A werewolf in search of a cure. Rachel heads into an underground club to pick up an elixir–and runs into Mattias. The attraction is strong, but her affliction has left her too damaged to pursue a relationship.
Mattias and Rachel guard their secrets to protect their hearts. But, the cost is high. Will they be able to break through the darkness?
BUNNY MISFIT (THE MISFITS BOOK 3) by Eve Langlais
Being a bunny in a family of wolves leads to Claire running away from home. But when her BFF needs someone to investigate a possible lead on her missing parents, Claire hops to the rescue.
My name is Claire, and I am a bunny shifter who happened to be born in a pack of wolf shifters. Which, needless to say, didn’t go over well.
Before the people I thought of as family made me their next dinner, I ran away, and I might have stayed away forever if my best friend hadn’t needed my help.
A secret organization has been kidnapping shapeshifters, experimenting on them, too, and someone has to stop them…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
WITCH’S MOON (DAUGHTERS OF THE MORRIGAN BOOK 3) by Nina Croft
A witch and a werewolf—a match made in hell.
Regan is about to play a leading role in someone’s plans for world domination. And all they need to do to ensure her cooperation is bite her.
Regan doesn’t do scared. It’s not who she is. But right now, she’s panicking. Being a werewolf is dangerous and one wrong step could mean the End of Days. And the only person who can help is the stunningly gorgeous, embittered son of the werewolf who bit her.
Caleb Stone wants an ordinary life. After a horrendous childhood, he fled the pack and now does a pretty good job of pretending he’s human. Self-delusion at its best. The last woman he wants to get involved with is a witch turned werewolf. However explosive the chemistry between them.
But soon it becomes clear that Regan and Caleb need each other, and together they’re going to uncover secrets that will turn both their lives to chaos.
A GUARDIAN’S DREAM (GUARDIANS OF LIGHT BOOK 4) by Renee Wildes
Plagued with nightmares of a goblin child tormented by monsters—and with her usual cures having no effect—dream faerie Pryseis journeys to the Shadowlands to heal the child in person even though doing so risks the wrath of the faerie council. And, if she’s away from home too long, her very existence.
Caught and imprisoned by an ungrateful goblin sorcerer, she’s now trapped underground, chained, her despair growing as her time ticks down yet warmed by the memory of a man she has only touched in dreams.
Benilo ta Myran drained his spirit healing powers during the war, but he has no choice. The beautiful faerie in his dreams is in trouble, and not even his worried king and queen can stop him from trying to save her before the darkness snuffs out her light.
Finally they are together—chained side-by-side in a goblin dungeon. Their only hope for escape is to break the law to merge their powers in a ritual so intensely erotic it binds them for life. However short and nightmarish that life might be.
MOONSHINE AND MAYHEM: MOONSHINE HOLLOW #3 by Kathleen Brooks
Zoey Mathers was a witch. Not on purpose. It had happened accidentally. But as Zoey was finding out, maybe this had been her fate all along. Luckily the potential witch hunter, Slade, had turned out to be on her side and had found a place in her heart. With the War of the Witches heating up, it’s not just Zoey’s life on the line, but all the witches fighting for good.
But fate wasn’t done with Zoey yet. There was a reason she’d become a witch when others wouldn’t have. And that answer was going to change her life even more. Now Zoey was falling in love, fighting for good, and defending the sweet small town of Moonshine Hollow. All while the humans were completely unaware of a war around them. But that was nothing compared to the fight to end the war—the one the prophecy said was up to her. Only one witch was going to survive and she just hoped fate knew what she was doing because Zoey’s life was in the balance.
SILK AND STEEL #2: IRON AND FIRE by Ariana Nash and Pippa DaCosta
From his mother’s cage to a human one, but Lysander’s captors are the least of his concerns. Rumors of a monstrous bronze dragon ripple through human camps, a dragon tearing great holes in the world as though searching for something… or someone.
It’s just a matter of time before the bronze chief, Dokul, finds Lysander and makes good on his promises. And should he find him, Lysander knows Dokul will not be merciful.
Amidst the greatest of elven victories, Eroan failed. Failed his people, failed himself, and failed the dragon who saved him. But he will not falter. The dragonkin are in disarray, there will never be a greater opportunity to strike. Eroan Ilanea will not fail his people again.
But when rumors of the dragon prince’s survival reach him, he must choose: Fight for his people or fight for the prince who nobody thought to save?
WOLF DREAMS (MOON BLIND BOOK 1) by Aimee Easterling
Fourteen years ago, I bit through the lip of the first boy brave enough to kiss me. Since then, I’ve acquired a Ph.D. in archaeology, a new teaching gig at a prestigious university, and research interests out the wazoo.
Unfortunately, my social life is still as bleak as a raided Egyptian tomb.
Until, that is, a stranger interrupts my class bearing the same ancient cat fang I see in my dreams. He’s rough around the edges and entirely riveting. No wonder my inner monster wakes up and seizes the reins.
Soon, wolf tracks appear on campus, the monster begins holding conversations without my permission, and a shadowy figure breaks into my office in search of the cat fang. Can I afford to reopen old wounds and display my darker half to the world just when I’m finally finding my feet?
DRAGONS OF BOURBON STREET (JADE CALHOUN SERIES BOOK 9) by Deanna Chase
White witch Jade Calhoun is seven months pregnant. All she wants to do is sink into domestic bliss while enjoying planning wedding and baby showers. But when a new acquaintance is arrested by the Witches Council and then mysteriously disappears, Jade is pulled into the thick of things. Forced by the Witches Council to track down the missing woman, Jade finds herself once again dealing with dragons.
It should be a piece of cake, right? All she needs to do is track down the woman who escaped the Council, stop the dragons from awakening and taking over the city, and still find time to celebrate life’s milestones… all while in her third trimester.
PROTECTOR UNMATCHED (STEALTH GUARDIANS BOOK 6) by Tina Folsom
When a psychic vision warns Pearce that he’ll die at the hands of the human woman Daphne, he goes after her to try to change his future.
After a career as a hacker and several brushes with the law, Daphne is trying to go straight as a cybersecurity analyst. But when her brother gets in trouble with a loan shark, she’s forced to draw on her skills to wipe out his debt—an action that puts her in the path of the Stealth Guardians and their archenemies, the Demons of Fear.
What starts out as a mission to prevent Daphne from killing Pearce turns into a race against time to stop the demons from obtaining the key to certain annihilation of the Stealth Guardians and mankind.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD GNOMES: THE TALES OF PELL by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S Dawson
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note.
War is coming, and it’s gonna be Pell.
On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty.
On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else.
It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen’s world is turned upside down—or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts—from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses—all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there’s nothing more heroic than being yourself.
VS Note: I’m excited to have sent SONG OF THE NILE to the formatter this week, so expect to see it on the New Releases next week. (I don’t do pre-orders because they’re too stressful for me.) Here’s a teaser of the cover and the rest of my ancient Egyptian paranormal romances below. SONG OF THE NILE is a standalone sequel to LADY OF THE NILE.
Buy Links for LADY OF THE NILE:
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
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.