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).
ALIEN CONQUEST (ALIEN INVASION BOOK 1) by Honey Phillips
When the Yehrin arrive on Earth, Emily Rogers is more intrigued than scared – intrigued enough to work for them on the United Worlds project. But in a single night, everything changes. Sabotage destroys the project and kills the alien male she trusted. Now the gentle Yehrin scholars are replaced by fierce Yehrin fighters.
Frightened and alone, Emily runs home to her small North Carolina town – only to be followed by one of the massive horned warriors.
Commander T’lan is a Yehrin male of unquestioned honor. Investigating the destruction, he discovers his mate in a delicate human female. But she is pregnant by another, and her pregnancy may be the hope his species so desperately needs.
Will the need to protect his race destroy T’lan’s relationship with the one person he has spent his life searching for? After being betrayed by one alien, can Emily learn to trust another?
THE TRAITOR’S TOUCH (MINDWIPED BOOK 1) by Julie K Cohen
Pilot Kira Jensen simply wanted to avoid being mindwiped by her own people. Developing feelings for Commander Tal Kaegen—the enemy she’d shot down—well, that was a complication she didn’t need.
When she tried to convince him to divulge the Net codes, Tal offered her his name. His name! There is nothing more sacred in Serrissian culture, and he offered it to her … a Deridian pilot he didn’t know, a woman with a history so heinous he’d never understand let alone look at her with desire again. Kira had no choice but to run—from the responsibility of that offering and her past, but mostly from the man who captivated her.
Now, her superiors are forcing her to spy on Tal, on an isolationist, military-run world with outdated notions toward women and technology. No one wants her there, except one very frustrating and handsome Commander who tempts her beyond all reason. Tal trusts her implicitly—even though he shouldn’t. When assassinations, infighting and a mole threaten his command, Kira puts everything on the line for him. She has nothing to lose, except her heart, the one part of her she’s determined to keep as far from Tal as possible.
THE SHIFTING TIDE (DRAGONUS CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Jay Shaw
After a five year assignment on an alternate Earth, General Mark Holden accepts a posting as Commander in Chief of Phoenix City; taking his wife Julia and their two sons back to the only place which truly feels like home. But all is not as it appears. When their children are threatened, the storm of frustration and desire for revenge may well tear Mark and Julia apart forever.
Meanwhile, in Dragonus Galaxy, the tide is shifting. For the first time in the history of Arcadia, a lowly technician is now Grand Chancellor. More deranged than his predecessor, Ediixii will stop at nothing to stake his claim as supreme galactic ruler. His X2 hybrids number in the tens-of-thousands. But two pieces of Ediixii’s grand plan remain elusive.
Will Phoenix City, and her allies, free Dragonus from the Arcadian scourge once and for all? Can Mark and Julia remain united against seemingly insurmountable odds?
THE MAD LIEUTENANT (THE LOST PLANET SERIES BOOK 3) by K Webster and Nicole Blanchard
Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.
She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.
Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.
I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.
I don’t want her, but she needs me.
BROKEN VEIL (HARBINGER BOOK 5) by Jeff Wheeler
Rescued from a world of poverty, Cettie Pratt has avoided a bleak destiny—until now. Deceived and manipulated, she has been groomed for the ultimate betrayal: to destroy her best friend and stop peace from uniting two war-torn worlds. Her path leads her to a mysterious underworld where appearances can be deceiving.
Sera Fitzempress knows the value she has to her enemies. As heir to the empire, she must keep her foes at bay and prevent them from unleashing a being of unspeakable evil upon the world while fighting a brutal war. But her enemies are more cunning than Sera expects, and the key to their plans is none other than her best friend.
Neither woman knows what to believe. Neither one knows if she can trust the other. Both Cettie and Sera have made decisions that have irrevocably changed them. But the decisions they have yet to make will determine the fate of their world.
THE MOTHER ELEMENT (THE GLASS AND IRON SERIES BOOK 2) by Monica Enderle Pierce
Terran medic Rachel Pryne was designed by the Ohnenrai to destroy their pursuing foe before all life in the known galaxy and beyond falls prey to its aggression.
Ohnenrai leader Ehtishem Mahle was tasked with deploying Rachel into their deadly enemy’s path. Falling in love with her wasn’t part of the plan, but now he desperately needs a way to wield this weapon without ending her life.
The only possible solution to galactic extinction lies with Rachel and Ehtishem, but all they want is to survive and be together. Everyone else can go straight to hell.
HOUSE OF SILENCE (POISONED HOUSES BOOK 3) by Lyn Forester
Inside my family’s house, I’m demi-Councilor Lonette, heir to the First Councilor position of Leton city. All powerful, with few who can claim to be my equal. And all it will cost me is my dreams.
At the Academia for Planetary Alliance, a finishing school for the elite, I’m Sparks, former disc-bike racer and thrill seeker. My former racing competitors are now my allies, but our relationship hinges on secrets and silence.
The safeguards I built around my emotions are cracking, the silence becoming too much. The war for who I’ll be is breaking me apart. Can those I long to be with accept the real me? Do I even know who the real me is?
ZAR by Alana Khan
Kidnapped from Earth, aboard a slave ship, Anya is thrown in a cell with Zar, a handsome half-lion gladiator, and forced to breed or be killed.
Zar’s life is an unbroken nightmare consisting of sleep, eat, fight, repeat. He’s not interested in helping Anya, and he’s definitely not interested in love. Except she’s the first female to ever touch his heart—or remind him he has a soul.
TO SERVE MY ALIEN MAN: REBELS OF SIDYTH by Sabrina Kade
Layla’s always loved her curvy body. But being curvy and pregnant has taken a toll on her confidence. Her mate Dolan says she’s as beautiful as ever, but Layla’s unsure. The stretchmarks? The weight gain? There’s no way he still finds her sexy.
Can Dolan show her she’s never been more desirable? This is a slice of life story in the Rebels of Sidyth series and does not stand alone. ..
THE TRUNK by Linda Mooney
In the not too distant future, the human population is nearly wiped out by an alien invasion. Six years after the initial attack, Emlee Dow isn’t too worried about the continuing alien presence any longer. It’s the few humans left who pose a greater threat. Food and supplies are hard to come by, making survival an ever increasing struggle. Luckily, she finds refuge in an undiscovered basement room, containing enough supplies to last weeks.
Feeling full and relatively safe, Emlee decides to rest while she can. She wasn’t expecting her world to be turned upside down when she woke. Or for the already upside down world to be flipped right side up, pre-destruction. Thrown into the past, she meets Mykail, and has only days to convince him she’s not crazy before history repeats itself…or is it the future?
In these difficult and trying times, it’s hard to know who to trust. Just when you find someone, they’re lost just as quickly. Can love be found again in the future? Or is it a thing of the past?
BABY FOR THE ALIEN INVADER by Juno Wells
Isobel – Isobel’s just a self proclaimed geek. A computer nerd trying to get her dream job with the CIA when the alien invaders appear. It happens too fast. One moment she’s taking a call and the next she’s in a cell being ogled by a brutish green alien who’s claiming her as his own.
Scared silly, but determined to fight, Isobel is thankfully rescued when an even bigger, more muscular alien male walks in. The green god is still covered in blood when he lays his claim on her. She was ready to struggle against the brute but is unexpectedly drawn to this newcomer.
Reamous – Reamous is a warrior, ruthlessly participating in the invasion of the stupid little planet Earth with the silly, weak aliens who call themselves humans. Against all odds, one of them manages to badly damage his leg and he’s excused from service, forced to take work as a private contractor.
As a consolation prize he gets his pick of the captive females to take as his war bride. When he walks into the holding cells and finds Isobel, he know she’s the one.
She’s supposed to be a mate, just breeding material, but Isobel is so much more. She has secrets, ones Reamous desperately wants to know. Along the way of discovering those secrets, he also discovers he’ll do anything for his new human female. No matter the stakes he’ll claim, protect and defend.
ALIEN BOND (THE ALIEN SERIES BOOK 5) by Tracy Lauren
My life on Earth was falling apart. I had just lost my mother to a short and sudden battle with cancer and was still struggling to recover when my husband decided to inform me that he was leaving me for another woman. Couldn’t get much worse than that, right?
Wrong. Because then I was abducted by aliens.
I got lucky though, my story had a happy ending. Me and the other girls, we got rescued and taken to a beautiful planet to live deep in an uninhabited rainforest. As far as alien abductions go, it was all fairly picturesque. And that’s how I got a fresh start in life. Fresh except for my baggage, of course. But I’m an optimist and this time around I’m determined to get things right, to find my own happiness in life… Hell, maybe I’ll even find a little romance.
When one sexy, golden alien takes notice of me I think I’ve found what I’m looking for. But then his brother becomes smitten as well and that’s when things start to get messy. I’m not looking to enter a love triangle. I know the pain of a broken heart and I refuse to be the cause of one—or two, as the case may be. The only thing? Sharing my affection doesn’t seem to bother these guys. As a matter of fact, sharing seems to be their goal.
HARDY (EARTH RESISTANCE BOOK 4) by Theresa Beachman
Big, rough, untamed.
Ryan Hardy is lost.
Freefalling after a violent childhood, he navigates life with his fists.
It serves him well, till he’s floored by a feisty nurse. Literally.
Georgina Haldon is smart, tenacious, laser focused.
Savage men have abducted Janie—the sister she raised as her own, and Georgina is traveling to to the wilds of Scotland to find her.
But when unexpected events make their worlds collide, it becomes clear there may darker forces at work. Forced to band together, Georgina and Hardy find themselves swept into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, where not only their lives are at stake, but their hearts too.
FINDING TRIX (FELINES OF FURYNE BOOK 3) by L M Brown
Trix is one of many felines who sells his body on the Pleasure Station, a space station devoted to entertainment, gambling, and the pleasures of the flesh. He’d never intended to spend his life there, but the place offers him security, regular cream, and over time it has become his home.
As a dual-gendered feline, Trix knows the risk of pregnancy is high, and sets his prices equally high to discourage customers. Trix never imagines that Delta, a canine with credits to spare will call his bluff.
When Delta pays for himself and Farron, a naïve avian from the swan clan, to spend the night with Trix, the three of them forge an unexpected bond, one that leaves Trix pregnant.
As a swan avian, Farron is incapable of being unfaithful to his mate, even when the bond is only partially formed. To complete the mating ritual, Farron must find Trix before the babies are born, or the bond will break forever, and Farron will be forced to live a life of celibacy.
When the Pleasure Station falls under new ownership, and the humans ban prostitution, Trix is left homeless. Upon hearing about this, Delta too races back to find Trix.
Both Farron and Delta arrive too late. Trix has vanished and the race is on to find him before he gives birth. Only then will they know if the bond they formed on their first night is strong enough to last a lifetime.
ROKUL (CONQUERED WORLD BOOK 8) by Elin Wyn
One heated kiss. It doesn’t mean anything. She won’t let it. Dr. Tella Briar lives for field work. Has no interest in being tied down. But when Strike Team Two member Rokul “rescues” her from the grip of a deadly vine, the attraction that flares between them can’t be denied. They’ll have to work together to figure out what’s happening to the planet around them. They can keep it professional, right?
Rokul lives for battle. And this stubborn, brilliant woman is going to make him fight to keep her. She’s worth it. She’s worth anything. But when the danger underground reaches out to trap them, can he win the fight to make her stay?
LIVE FOR YOU (CATASTROPHE SERIES BOOK 3) by Michele Mills
The world ended and nothing was the same, and in this new order he’d changed his name to Raider—because he took what he wanted.
Women were scarce in post-apocalyptic California and if you found one you wanted, you had to immediately claim what was yours. So when a desperate beauty with striking green eyes and legs that went on for miles stepped into the dangerous all-male compound, he wasn’t above tying her up for her own safety in his isolated mountain cabin, until she realized the truth of their bond. And him getting his seed in her and swelling her up with his kid? Perfect.
She’d see he was doing this all for her.
RUINED BETWEEN THE SHEETS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF DYSTOPIAN STORIES THAT GET TO THE POINT by Various
The fun doesn’t stop when the world ends.
Slip between the sheets, or anywhere else that’s a flat surface, with these tales of seduction and destruction.
Ruined Between the Sheets is full of ultra steamy complete reads. The characters may or may not be familiar, but the story won’t leave you wanting.
BREEDER: PLANET ATHION SERIES (THE TRADRYCH STRAIN BOOK 1) by Marissa Farrrar
Sent in a worldwide asteroid strike, the alien race, the Trads, sneaked onto Earth to steal women away to repopulate their own planet. I, Tara Chase, am one of those women. I believed my lover to be a gorgeous human man, only to be shown the most terrible of truths…He’s anything but.
Now I’m on his planet of Tradrych, and after a three month stint in cryostasis, I’ve woken to find myself a prisoneron the verge of birthing his child. And I’m not the only one.
I share the facility with numerous other women, all close to giving birth. The aliens who tend to us look like handsome demons, with scales, horns and even a tail. There are multiple Trads to every human woman, and I know once this baby is out of me, I’ll be handed back to them to impregnate again. I see the way the Trad males working at the facility look at me—with hunger in their flame-filled eyes.
When the time comes for us women to give birth to the aliens inside us, we’re taken away and never seen again. My time is close now, but I won’t give up without a fight.
VELOCITY WEAPON (THE PROTECTORATE BOOK 1) by Megan E O’Keefe
VS note: Scifi not romance but a release of note. I was intrigued by the ‘look inside’ and put it on my TBR list.
SALVATION: SAVING SETORA BOOK 7 by Raven Dark and Petra J Knox
Our heroes and violet-haired heroine find themselves torn apart in the darkest time the Legion has ever faced. Will they be able to stand strong together in time to destroy an enemy the world isn’t prepared for? Or will their struggles prove too much for them and keep them forever apart?
“Salvation is the seventh and FINAL book of the Saving Setora series, a dark, dystopian Reverse Harem romance with biker tones. ..”
SURRENDERING TO HER GENERAL (THE RISE OF THE SADECS BOOK 1) by Sadie Marks
Kenzi was a submissive who’d never quite worked up the courage to tell any of her lovers about her fantasies. She’d never dared to explore her need to be disciplined and dominated, but all that changed when the aliens arrived. Now submissives and masochists of all kinds are a premium product that can be traded to the sadistic Sadec race in exchange for their incredibly advanced technology.
Her life will benefit the entire planet, and her sacrifice will be rewarded in numerous ways. In return, all she has to do is surrender, giving up all freedom and choice for five long years. No safewords, no escape, no changing her mind – once she signs the paperwork, she belongs to whomever buys her.
Tal never intended to keep Kenzi for himself, but once he tastes her sweet submission, he finds that he can’t let her be auctioned off to just any crew member on his ship. He’ll share her with others, whether she likes it or not, but she will belong only to him. His woman. His pet. And if he has his way, she won’t be returning to Earth at the end of five years.
TALES FROM ARDULUM by J S Fields
One year after saving the Neek homeworld and redefining the people’s religion, the crew of the Scarlet Lucidity returns to the Charted Systems for a much-needed break. For Nicholas and Yorden, the Systems will always be home, but for Emn and Atalant, too many memories compound with Emn’s strange new illness to provide much relaxation.
TALES FROM ARDULUM continues the journey of Atalant, Emn, Yorden, Nicholas, and Salice as they try to define their place in a galaxy that no longer needs them while battling the artifacts of Ardulan colonization. Other stories include Yorden’s acquisition of the Mercy’s Pledge (and his grudge against the galaxy), Atalant’s exile from her homeworld, Ekimet and Savath’s romance, and many others.
HAREM STATION BOOK 3 by JA Huss
VS Note: The cover was a bit hot for my blog and also half the title LOL.
All Jimmy wants is a booster shot of DNA scrambler so he never has to find his one-true soul mate. But life rarely goes the way you plan it.
After dropping Xyla off on Blue Sand Beach for a little vacay with her sexbot girlfriends the Big D*cker has to make an emergency landing on the demon-themed Mighty Minions Resort. Picture hordes of exasperated parents, sticky, crying kids, and a park AI that seems determined to suck every credit out of his Harem Station bank account.
The only good thing about Mighty Minions from Jimmy’s perspective–it’s not the place you meet your soul mate.
Until outlaw Cygnian princess, Delphi, shows up and shatters all his best-laid plans.
But Delphi isn’t there to fall in love with Jimmy.
She’s there to kidnap him and take him back to her boss, the Loathsome One.
TAMED BY THE ALIEN OVERLORDS by Renee Bond
I fought the Domann invaders all my life.
Then three of them claimed me as their mate.
I was captured. Imprisoned. Punished, when my captors deemed it necessary.
But then a funny thing happened.
They showed me that they weren’t the tyrants I always thought they were.
Don’t get me wrong.
They’re utterly dominant. Freakishly strong. Nearly all-powerful.
But they’re also gentle. Caring. Loving.
Oh, and out-of-this-world gorgeous.
I can already feel myself giving in. Becoming theirs.
They always said they would tame my heart.
Now, the question isn’t whether or not they can.
It’s… do I even want to resist?
YAGRAX (JORATHIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by C R Corbin
Melissa – Being imprisoned in some gladiatorial arena for a Kasorian crime lord wasn’t at the top of my to-do list when I got an internship with the ambassador.
Being imprisoned and partnered with a stoic, cynical, and muscle-bound Jorathian warrior that won’t stop staring at me with those crimson eyes? Also unexpected.
And the most surprising part of it all? I’m beginning to like the attention.
Yagrax – I’ve been imprisoned here for as long as I could remember and during my time here i’ve come to understand that whoever is imprisoned with me is mere fodder.
Today, however, they have offered me a human female. A curvaceous, naive, and absolutely sexy human female, a female that I instantly realize is my mate.
And I will stop at nothing to protect and claim her, even if it means fighting my way through every single round of this cursed arena.
WRATH OF THE GODDESS (GODDESS WITH A BLADE BOOK 5) by Lauren Dane
Rowan Summerwaite, elite hunter and human vessel to the goddess Brigid, has returned home to Las Vegas—and she’s mad as hell. It seems someone thought they could eliminate Rowan and everyone she holds dear.
That someone was dead wrong.
With tensions between paranormal factions at an all-time high, Rowan and her crew, along with her sexy Vampire Scion husband, Clive Stewart, have their work cut out for them. The Vampire Nation has at least one traitor in their midst, leaving them extremely vulnerable…but if it’s a war they want, Rowan’s prepared to bring the pain like never before.
Rowan knows her duty is to those she’s sworn to protect, but it seems the harder she fights, the more barriers she hits…and the more friends she loses.
With even her closest alliances in question, Rowan will have to accept that sometimes the path toward the greater good means making heartrending sacrifices along the way.
THE LITTLE PINK PSYCHIC SHOP by A K Shelley
VS Note: From May
When Jordan, a shadowy college student, encounters a dark force residing within an innocuous-appearing psychic shop, she discovers that to free herself from the Bone Rattler within, she must help a local witch free her six captive sisters from the necromancer’s caverns.
PENANCE by Sharon Sala
VS Note: Evidently has “hints of paranormal”. A re-release.
Nicole Masters is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a random attack in which she was shot in the head. Her physical symptoms are challenging, but then she starts to experience startling visions of the future. When she “sees” the violent kidnapping of a celebrity’s daughter, Nicole realizes that she, along with her boyfriend, Dom, may be the only person who can help save the little girl.
A TOUCH OF CLASS: TALES OF THE WERE by Bianca D’Arc
New town. New job. New Pack. Shane is a dominant werewolf. Too dominant to stay in his old, struggling Pack. Leaving for the good of his best friend, who is trying to control a group of misfits, Shane seeks a new position in Big Wolf, Texas, as the Big Wolf Pack’s new sheriff and enforcer.
There’s just one complication…Maria knows about the werewolves who populate the town. Her eccentric Aunt Lulu told her all about them before she passed away, leaving her lovely old house on the edge of town to Maria. The sexy new sheriff has got to be one of the shapeshifters she’s been trying to learn more about, but they’re very secretive and she has to tread carefully.
A trap laid, and sprung…When Maria stumbles into a trap set for her by unscrupulous members of the Pack, it’s Shane who comes to her rescue. The thing is, can they keep their hands off each other long enough to figure out what’s going on and why Maria was targeted? Or will passion cloud their judgment, leaving them both vulnerable to a group of werewolves intent on killing somebody?
THE TALES OF BLACKBRIAR ACADEMY by Olivia Ash
Blackbriar Academy is an enchanted school on a magical island, and everyone wants in. It’s a home away from home for the most advanced mages in the world—and only the absolute best of the best are given an invitation.
By some freak accident, I managed to get one.
If I pass the trials, I get to stay. With nowhere else to go, Blackbriar is my one shot at having a real life, and I won’t let anyone take this from me.
But there’s a catch.
It turns out the people on this island are being trained to hunt the darkness—basically, they’re being trained to hunt me.
To survive, I have to hide what I am. …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
COVEN’S END: JILLIAN by L A Boruff and Lia Davis
I’m not your typical princess. Don’t expect me to rule from afar, but I’ve only just met my mates. I’d like some time to spend with them before taking on the rule of every Lycan on Earth. My vampire offers me an escape from the rules. He’s my forbidden pleasure.
Finally reunited, Hjalmar and Lainie could be the perfect couple, if only there weren’t Asger and the Archivist as well. She needs to make a decision, but how coul she ever decide between these men? One thing is for sure, with all three of them vying for her attention, focusing on her studies will be a an impossible challenge.
BRIDAL FAIRE (REALMS OF GLISTER BOOK 2) by Melisse Aires
Adler, a griffintaur, with the wings and feet of a griffin, is a student wizard. His father demands he find a bride at the country’s spring Bridal Faire.
This comes as a surprise to Adler, who still has a year of school left. But he dutifully makes the journey to the Faire.
He is terrible at wife wooing. The only girl he can talk to is the fruit seller, Ayperi. She is from a distant land, wears a turban and has a thick accent.
Then he sees her hag-like employer beating her. Why not ask her to be his wife?
Ayperi knows she must get away from the old woman and her evil son, who own her. They reek of dark magic, and she fears they have wicked plans for her. But she is a slave in a faraway land, working in an orchard and selling fruit in the city. She barely understands the language and has no resources or help to run away. She doesn’t even own shoes.
When the Bridal Faire brings young people from all over the country to town, Ayperi meets an intriguing young man with huge golden wings. His name is Adler, and he is in town to find a wife. When he rescues her during a beating from wicked Changa, she jumps at the chance to marry this stranger.
BURN (KINGDOMS OF EARTH AND AIR BOOK 3) by Keri Arthur
Nara Velez wakes in a prison pod with no idea how she got there. She quickly learns that things have drastically changed during the time she can’t remember—and not just with her situation. The Mareritt—an ancient enemy—now control most of Arleeon and treat her people little better than slaves.
Worse still, the Mareritt also control the drakkons.
Nara has no choice but to work with Kaiden Silva, the warrior she’s been chained to and a man who distrusts her deeply. But escaping the Mareritt is only the first of their problems; they soon discover their enemy is working on a brand-new weapon—one with the power to wipe out the last remaining free city in Arleeon, just as they’d wiped out the drakkon warriors of yesteryear.
If Nara is to have any hope of freeing Arleeon, she must first regain her memories and determine why they were restricted.
But in doing so, she might just unleash hell on the very people she is trying to save.
Because there is magic in her mind… and its source is Mareritt.
DRUID’S PORTAL: THE SECOND JOURNEY by Cindy Tomamichel
Ethan—latest guardian of the Arwen pendant—finds his heritage of time travel a burden he can scarcely endure. Rowena—last of the line of Daman—is a soldier in the Celtic army, forced to perform deeds that haunt her. Both tormented by visions of the other, separated by barriers of time.
A time that should not exist.
Rowena flees the catastrophic end of her time but is trapped by an ancient family pact with an evil goddess. Desperate to save her, Ethan crosses over into her timeline, where his parents never met, and Daman—their greatest enemy—rules.
The past is ruled by a man who knows the future.
Thirty days to stop a goddess taking over her body. Thirty days to save his timeline. Together they will fight their way through an altered history to the dark past of Stonehenge.
But time is running out—for everyone.
A HAUNTING OF GHOSTS (GHOSTLY INVESTIGATIONS BOOK 4) by Edward Kendrick
When Van and Gene, partners in life as well as in their writing, are murdered in what looks like a drive-by shooting, it’s up to Mike and Sage, as well as their four ghostie friends, to discover who was responsible.
Van and Gene had been researching two cold cases for their newest book at the time of their deaths. One was eleven years old, with three potential suspects for a girl’s murder. The other was more recent, involving the death of Jon Watts, one of their ghostie friends.
Can Mike, Sage, and the ghosts learn who killed Van and Gene so they can move on? And, more to the point, can Van and Gene help the others solve Jon’s murder? If they do, will Jon and his lover Brody finally move on, or will they remain with their friends, both ghost and human?
HALF-BLOOD ACADEMY 1: MAGIC TRIALS by Meg Xuemei X
Rule #1: keep your head down and don’t mess with the four gorgeous demigods who rule the school.
But they messed with me first. They expected me to bow down like all the other mortals, and when I didn’t, they tried to make me pay.
Rule #2: When the demigods try to kill you, lie down and die.
But I never was good at following the rules. And when my forbidden power awakens, I’ll make them regret they tried to make me their bitch.
A GIFT OF JACINTH (WISHES AND DREAMS BOOK 2) by Allie McCormack
Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he’d bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn’t. If only she wasn’t so damned cute.
Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot’s new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900 year old genie, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.
ENCHANTMENT UNLEASHED by Margaret L Carter
VS note: From mid May
When Vicki takes in a stray Saint Bernard, she has no way of knowing he is really a man under a dark spell. Stefan Rigatos was changed into a dog by a vengeful witch, to teach him a lesson about casually seducing women. Despite the curse, he finds affection he’s never experienced before—as Vicki’s temporary pet. But, for a few hours each night, Stefan reverts to human form and sets out to seduce Vicki. During their nights of passion and days of discovery, they develop deeper feelings for each other. Meanwhile, the witch who cursed him wants him back under her control, threatening to destroy Stefan and his newfound capacity for love.
DESTINY OF A WARRIOR (LEGEND OF THE FENIAN WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Mary Morgan
As leader of the Fenian Warriors, Aidan Kerrigan’s accolades are many and his loyalty to the Fae unwavering. When an unexpected mission sends him to the human world and a chance encounter with Rose MacLaren, he’s tempted for the first time in his existence to discard duty and claim what is forbidden.
Rose MacLaren, a Society of the Thistle member, yearns to expand her botanical knowledge with her love of history. After her rescue by a handsome stranger, she is compelled to look beyond what her rational mind comprehends and unravel the secret of the standing stones, as well as the man who captivates her.
In a mystical world ruled by ancient laws and edicts, can a fierce warrior choose a path destined for love? And will a woman honoring the ways of the land believe in a myth only spoken of in legends? If they do, will their love be enough to defy death’s punishment?
AN ILL WIND (THE WITCHES OF CANYON ROAD BOOK 6) by Christine Pope
When warlock Tony Castillo picks up Cassandra Sandoval at the airport, the copper-haired witch brings his restless, aimless life into razor-sharp focus…and triggers a wince-inducing case of foot-in-mouth disease. Luckily, her cool, hazel-green gaze betrays not a flicker of answering attraction. Nope, Cassandra is all business. Which Tony can understand, given the magnitude of her task.
Cassandra has one job: retrieve the de la Paz grimoires from the heavily warded hiding place at Tony’s family home, conceal them with her unique shielding power, and immediately return them to her clan’s territory. Easy. Quick. No time for anything to go wrong, to give in to the temptation of a too-handsome warlock.
They find Tony’s mother unconscious and the grimoires missing, the only clue a slimy residue reeking of Escobar magic. As they race to get the dangerous books out of the wrong hands, Cassandra and Tony cross a few boundaries, break a few more rules, and find something neither expected — love. But if they fail, nothing will shield them, or the world as they know it, from unrelenting evil.
PROPHECY (LUGHNASADH ELITE ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Layla Heart
Before her vital first cup of coffee in the morning, Litha finds out she’s a witch and is suddenly transported to a magical world she didn’t know existed. As if that wasn’t strange enough, it turns out that she’s prophesied to be queen and her parents only took her to the human world to protect her from those who want her dead. But now she’s at Lughnasadh Elite Academy and face to face with her four potential… kings?
It doesn’t help that all four princes are sexy and hot and make her insides squirm when she catches sight of them. There is Bane, the werewolf prince, all broody and with hair sticking up like he just got out of bed. Kit, the incubus prince, whose wicked smile melts anyone’s unmentionables. Rune, the dragon prince, protective and with muscles like he’s a moving mountain. And last, but definitely not least, Finn, the fae prince, quiet but intense, with eyes like a summer forest.
According to the prophecy, Litha will marry the true ruler of the four kingdoms. But having grown up human, in the human world, she has no idea where to start making sense of all of it, and the four princes pursuing her really don’t help with trying to figure it all out.
CURIOUSITY (LUGHNASADH ELITE ACADEMY BOOK 2) by Layla Heart
As if being sent to a magical world she has no knowledge of wasn’t bad enough for Litha, she finds out that her parents have gone into hiding and that all the documents about her prophecy have been stolen.
The four princes, Bane, Kit, Rune and Finn, have sworn to protect her at all costs, but it seems that those costs may be higher than they expected, especially when some of them have their own battles to fight.
A trip to the headmaster’s office in the dead of night, followed by a very special breakfast is only the start of their new adventure together.
THE LOST CHILD (AN ELEANOR MORGAN NOVEL BOOK 5) byAmy Cissell
Eleanor woke up naked, alone, and surrounded by fire weeks after opening the final gate and reconnecting Earth and Fae Plane. She quickly learns that although the bond she shares with Raj is still present, he hasn’t been seen since Finn staked him.
Her first priority is to find her lover, but Florence reminds her of the pledge she’d made when they’d met a year ago: to enter the Fae Plane to find the witch’s kidnapped and enslaved sister. They make their way to the Light Court, the throne of the man who claims to be Eleanor’s father. The Court proves more helpful and more treacherous than they could’ve imagined.
It’s impossible to determine where loyalties lie in a land where everyone must tell the truth. Will double-dealings and mistrust force Eleanor into a confrontation with the Dark Queen before she’s ready?
SOL AND LUNE BOOK 1 by Kathryn Moon
Born into a war almost as old as Sol and Lune themselves, Lumen, Lady of Fenn Manor has watched her family sacrifice for years at the altar of her country’s ambitions.
Alone and unprotected when the enemy army arrives on her doorstep, she faces two impossible choices: run north to her countrymen, or protect her home and bear the company of the temperamental General Westbrook.
As the army’s stay stretches on, Lumen learns what she’s willing to sacrifice and what cannot be surrendered. Westbrook isn’t the only man in the company interested in Lumen. There is Healer Brink who hides secrets as fiercely as feelings, and Gideon Jones who fights as fiercely as he loves.
Can Lumen survive the onslaught against her home, her honor, her heart? Only Mother Lune knows.
ENTHRALL (WHISPERS FROM THE BAYOU BOOK 3) by Sandra R Neeley
Vampires are often irresistibly sexy, powerful and misunderstood. Enthrall is all of those, and more. Being the leader of Whispers — a community of paranormals hidden deep within the south Louisiana swamps — is a difficult and lonely existence. He’s waited centuries to find his love, his mate. Then finally, when he’s all but given up, she’s there. Intelligent, beautiful and independent, she’s all he ever dreamed she’d be. He’s determined to sway her plans for the future, ensure that he’s the focus. There are just a couple of small problems. She has no idea he’s not human. And she’s dying, but she doesn’t even know it.
Felicity is an attorney at the top of her game. She’s fought her way to the top of a male-dominated profession and is proud to have finally achieved all her dreams. Along with that comes an executorship over Clara’s House — a shelter for women in need. She shares that position with the most alluring man she’s ever met. Despite her attempts to focus on her career, he haunts her dreams, steals her attention from anything other than himself. She’s decided she can have both. Until one evening she watches him from afar as he disappears before her eyes. He’s got secrets, and now she’s determined to find out what they are…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
TRAGIC MAGIC (WARDS AND WANDS BOOK 3) by Rebecca Royce
Melanie Syed has seen a lot of things over the years from ancient witch possessions to man-stealing curses and wild magic coming alive, but she’s never actually gone head to head with her own path until it—or rather he calls her for her services as an attorney.
Elliot Boothe is the last scion of the Cursed family. His ancestors have all gone blind and mad, one by one, and now it’s his turn. Determined to end the curse with him, he’s avoided relationships and complications, but Melanie is the one thing he’s desperately needed—a friend.
It’s going to take a lot of legal and spell footwork for Melanie to get the answers Elliot needs, especially when she finds herself the target of assassination and Elliot offers her sanctuary. Can they save each other or was their love tragically cursed from the first?
MAGIC AND MISCONDUCT (SLEEPY HOLLOW ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Zara Zenia
Life as a young witch isn’t easy, especially when the rest of your family is human.
Sleepy Hollow University is the place I can learn to control my powers and be among other supernaturals.
But academic competition isn’t the only kind I face.
With a fae, a vampire, a shifter, and a warlock who should be my enemy all vying for my attention, it’s hard to keep my head on academics.
I’m as inexperienced with matters of the heart as I am with magic.
And when one of my suitors is accused of murder, being afraid of what goes bump in the night takes on a whole new meaning.
SPREAD FOR THE ALPHA (THE RIDGE BROTHERS BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Olivia T Turner
I’m only in this small Montana town until the mechanic fixes my car.
That’s my plan, but apparently, the muscular naked guy outside has a different plan for me.
His dark eyes are full of possession as he stares down at me like I belong to him.
It’s like I fell into an alternate reality. It feels like I’m in Alice In Wonderland, the porno version.
He seems to be completely transfixed with my curves.
And he’s becoming more than a little obsessed with my body.
The body that has turned against me. It’s a traitor. It’s on Everett’s side now…(more blurb on ebook seller site…)
DRAGON’S BOUNTY (NIGHTFLAME DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Milly Taiden
Choosing to be a surrogate for an alien race wasn’t a hard decision for Katrina Paxton. Framed for a murder she didn’t commit, the former FBI agent had a choice between prison and becoming a mom. Helping to repopulate a dying planet sounded ideal to her.
Best friends for eons, the idea of sharing a female seemed perfectly natural to Daven and Shade. When they met Katrina, it was nothing short of miraculous. When horrible accusations from a past Daven doesn’t remember and can’t dispute threaten their hard-fought happily ever after, can Katrina convince him to let her in?
With his fate hanging in the balance and their bright future quickly becoming a distant memory, Katrina and Shade race against the clock to clear their stubborn, sullen alpha’s name or lose everything. And Katrina refuses to lose again.
PIECE OF MER (HARET CHRONICLES: QILIN BOOK 5) by Laurel Chase
Time is running out to find the Qilin. We were thrown into Haret without a plan, and we have a lot of ground to cover. Allies would be nice, but not everyone is happy to see my team return. We’re finding more secrets than intel. Plus, I’m not allowed to shank my new mother-in-law, who definitely deserves a horn to the heart.
My guys are eager to share their home with me, but darkness seeps in everywhere we go. I’m ready for some serious sugar, as soon as we open the Path and save the two worlds.
Good thing I work best on my feet – all four of them. The problem is, we’re heading under the sea – where a tail is more useful than wings or hooves. This girl has a few more tricks to play, though.
QUARTERBACK WEREBEAR (JACKSON VALLEY SHIFTERS BOOK 3) by Candace Ayers and Kim Dyllon
Growing up on her dad’s ranch, Wesley Reed always regarded Chloe as a kid sister.
Until he didn’t.
One fateful night, he learned two terrifying facts—first, he is bear shifter, and second, Chloe is his mate.
Determined not to reveal either to her for fear of ruining her promising future, Wesley left Jackson Valley. For good.
Chloe Holt has had a crush on her dad’s ranch hand, Wesley, since she was eight years old. In her eyes, there has never been any boy that has even come close to Wesley.
She always hoped that one day she’d catch his eye—that one day he’d see her not as a girl, but as a woman.
That day never came. Instead, he disappeared—gone without so much as a goodbye.
Now, all these years later, fate has caused Chloe and Wesley to cross paths.
Will they finally get a chance to find happiness with one another?
WHISKEY AND WOLVES: BAD ALPHA DADS (SHIFTERS AND SINS BOOK 1) by Cecelia Lane
Five minutes ago it was just Jensen, a cheap drink, and the start of a brawl with members of a rival motorcycle gang intent on murdering him. He’s happy to let them try—until a former one night stand, Noelle, walks into the bar and pins him with a look of death, revealing they have a daughter.
A little girl with eyes like his, peering at him from behind her mother’s legs.
Five minutes ago he was a single wolf shifter. Now he has to sober up, alpha up, and protect the woman and child who are now a weapon his enemies can use to run him out of town.
It’s hard enough being a single mom, but a single mom to a growing wolf?
Her child’s father is back, an alpha wolf shifter with a bad boy edge. All she needs is for him to teach their daughter how to control her shifter nature. He’s nothing Noelle should want in a man—but everything she craves.
Only she didn’t know throwing down the gauntlet in a local bar would mean becoming the targets of the local motorcycle gang. Didn’t know their sizzling chemistry would morph into something deeper, something worth fighting for.
Jensen’s dog days are over. If he can’t shield his mate and daughter from the heat, they’ll all burn.
BOUND THROUGH TIME: PAST (A VIKING BROTHERS NOVEL BOOK 1) by Twyla Turner
Elliot Allen has known nothing but loss in her life. Becoming an orphan twice over, she has no one and fills her lonely days living vicariously through the adventurous stories of love in the historical romance novels she adores. Little does she know that a trip to visit the Scandinavian lands once occupied by Vikings would catapult her back nearly one-thousand years in the past like a heroine in one of her favorite books.
Thorin is the newest chieftain of his clan after the unexpected death of his eldest brother. Used to life as the baby brother, he’s done nothing but chase skirts and glory in battle. Is he really ready to lead an entire village? And would anyone try to challenge his seat as the leader of the richest clan on Iceland?
Just as Thorin attempts to find his way as the chieftain, a mysterious woman with skin of bronze and hair as dark as night is dragged before him. Now as his captive, her beauty sets his blood on fire. Her spirit challenges him at every turn. And his weakness for her threatens his precarious place as chieftain.
Ellie’s fear of losing those she loves, jealousy and danger lurking around every corner, and being from two different worlds could rip them apart.
Will Ellie stay? Or will she be forced to return to her own time?
CURSED (UNDERGROUND ENCOUNTERS BOOK 0) by Lisa Carlisle
Never cross a witch.
Gargoyle shifter Lucan is finding that out the hard way. What he thought was a fling turns out to be the mistake of a lifetime when he discovers she’s bats**t crazy.
And has cursed him with dark magic.
Not only Lucan, but his brothers, Danton and Mattias as well. The vengeful witch locks them in stone and clouds their memories.
She has stolen their free will. How will they cope with the curse?
WATCHER UNFEIGNED (WATCHERS OF THE GRAY BOOK 7) by JL Madore
In the shadowed streets of Toronto, there exists a garrison of soldiers like no other—nine immortal warriors, half-Archangel/half-human, living unknown amongst the city, defending humanity from the Daemons of the Hell realm. After millennia of death and violence, Lady Divinity has granted them reward for their servitude, a gift that makes her mighty warriors stronger than ever—Love.
Brennus, the ancient Celt, is living the life, thankful that his sexual preference gives him a pass on the whole Nephilim mating madness. His mistake is thinking Lady Divinity defines love. His reward is finding out what true courage is—allowing two hearts to become one.
LOVE OF MAGICK: THE PENTAMOROUS KEY BOOK 3 by Trillian Black
Just as I’m falling in love, everything else is falling apart. The Pentamorous Spell—the ancient magick that will bind four amazing men to me for eternity, and endow us all with incredible powers—can’t be completed yet. One of my mates is missing, and the rest of us are being hunted across time and dimensions by an incomparable evil, determined to destroy any chance we have at happiness.
But, I won’t let that happen. I don’t care what risks I have to take, or what sacrifices must be made. I’ll pay the ultimate price if I have to, to keep the men I love safe.
MALACHITE (THE BROTHERHOOD OF OMARR BPOOK 4) by Michelle Notaro and Sammi Cee
Malachite~I have a wonderful life. I have no room to complain; between my brothers and their new mates, this is the most alive our home has felt since my parents died. Unfortunately, all of them being mated is making me miserable. When it was just the four of us, it was us against the world. Now they’re paired up and it’s only me and my dragon, Kesia. Until I happen to walk into the Overlord’s Lair and I see him: Quentin. Mine. Mate. As much as I want to win him over without telling him I’m a dragon rider and we’re mates—which I know he’d love—I’m not sure I can. The minute I’m around him I act like an idiot.
Quentin~Every time the goofy guy walks into my store, he brightens my day, and I look forward to his daily visits. There’s just something about him that draws me to him, to the point he leaves me pining after him the moment he’s gone. But the thing is, I can tell he’s hiding something, and my wild imagination is coming up with the craziest explanations of the secrets he’s keeping. Maybe he’s a vampire that’s come to whisk me away—ridiculous, right? But a guy can dream. And I’ve definitely been dreaming of that big, muscular man wrapping me in his arms at night.
STORM AND FURY (THE HARBINGER SERIES BOOK 1) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed.
ANY WITCH WAY BUT GOODE (UNLUCKY VALLEY BOOK 2) by Michelle M Pillow
The Garden Gnome Bed and Breakfast might be a new kooky weekend getaway spot, but for Lily Goode the inheritance represents the promise of a stable future for her and her siblings. Unfortunately, the house isn’t the only thing she inherited. The Bed and Breakfast also comes equipped with witchy Aunt Polly, troublesome garden gnomes, a town that hates her, newfound magical powers that misfire, and a werewolf boyfriend she shouldn’t have asked to move in with her.
When a guest is found dead during her grand opening, Lily knows she has to solve the mystery of what happened before the B&B is closed forever.
Lucky for her Aunt Polly is here to help save the day.
RISE (RULE BOOK 2) by Ellen Goodlett
Only, my job got me into a lot of trouble which ended up with me in prison, and now no one can save me.
Turns out there is a few secrets that I didn’t know…
Now all the secrets are out, and the world as I know it is changed forever.
The higher gods take me as their prisoner, and it’s not just me they take to play games with.
My family, my best friend and my gods are all on the line. I’ve already lost one friend, I won’t lose another.
If I don’t win the games, everyone I love dies.
So, I will not lose.
VS: Reminder of my latest release: BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY:MEGAN AND MATEER (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 8)
Dr. Megan Garrison, mate to the Badari Warrior pack’s senior enforcer Mateer, is perilously close to the due date of their baby when she’s kidnapped by human malcontents in Sanctuary Valley. The kidnappers threaten to harm her and intend to ransom the half human-half Badari child to the evil Khagrish scientists in return for their own lives.
Mateer and his fellow Badari launch a desperate effort to save his mate and child but the situation is made more complicated as Megan goes into labor. Can they rescue her in time to save mother and child?
A 25K word novella…
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. And I may mention ‘special items’.
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.