Another huge week for new releases! I have a new paranormal romance set in ancient Egypt to report in this post as well…but let’s start with the scifi romance as usual…
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).
KISS OF EON (WARRIORS OF EON BOOK 4) by Anna Hackett
VS note: She’s a one click for me!
When the vital alliance between Earth and the Eon Empire depends on her playing war games with an arrogant, infuriating Eon warrior, what could go wrong?
Terran Captain Allie Borden has her orders. Take her ship, the Divergent, and strengthen the alliance with the Eon by carrying out training exercises with the Eon warship, the Desteron. The only problem…one annoying warrior who gets on her nerves like nobody else. Forced to work with Second Commander Brack Thann-Felis, Allie finds her diplomacy skills stretched to the limit…and her body betraying her with a white-hot desire that’s getting hard to ignore.
Brack Thann-Felis is dedicated to his ship, his warriors, and his job. Watching his parents’ disastrous marriage has ensured that he will never mate or fall in love. Working with feisty, opinionated Allie tests his patience, but the more time he spends with the dedicated captain, the more he finds he can’t stay away from her.
As mysterious, dangerous sabotage events strike their ships, it becomes evident that someone wants their alliance to fail. They might have traitors among their crew and they both know it has to lead back to their enemy—the ravenous insectoid Kantos. Soon, Brack and Allie find themselves in a fight for their lives, with only each other to depend on, and a growing desire that will not be denied.
SIXX: DAKONIAN ALIEN MAIL ORDER BRIDES #4 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Cara Bristol
Single alien dad needs a mate with some moxie.
Software developer Moxie Maguire has a BIG dream—save enough money to start her own video game company. That’s why she logs fourteen hours days working for an obnoxious boss. But when life seems to be passing her by, she sets another goal—meet Mr. Right, a man who can support her dream. She joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency and is matched with a hot and horned alien named…Sixx. Sexy as heck, a good listener, family-oriented—he’s the perfect man to share a life with.
If only that life was on Earth.
Sixx has a dream, too. Find a mate, settle down, and raise kits. With females in short supply on his planet, this single dad heads for Earth to get a female and get back to Dakon and his young son. The instant he meets Moxie, he recognizes she’s his Fated Mate. They’re meant to be together.
But he won’t abandon his child. And, unfortunately, his planet has even fewer computers than females. One for the entire planet, to be exact.
Will two Fated Mates have to part? Or can they find a way to work it out?
TRACE: COSMOS MAIL ORDER BRIDE #1: INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY by Annie Nicholas
Cosmos Resort and Dating Agency, a place where aliens come to win the heart of a beautiful and rare human mate. Or that’s what the brochure says.
The Intergalactic Intelligence Agency isn’t so sure since humans are being sold on the black market. They send Trace and his team undercover to the primitive world of Earth as potential customers to investigate the resort. But the universe has a sick sense of humor, because the first human Trace meets seems closer to cracking the case than his team, and also cracking the cold walls surrounding his heart.
Working together, he and Lily discover they have a lot more in common than a mystery to solve. Lily Johnstone is an investigative journalist on the hot trail of a slave trafficking ring based on a remote island in the Pacific. When she arrives, she’s shocked not to find pirates or terrorists, but a luxury resort run by…wait for it…aliens. Nobody will ever believe her story except for the tabloids. Unless she brings home proof like a certain sexy alien named Trace.
ALIEN ALLIANCE (ALIEN INVASION BOOK 4) by Honey Phillips
Tired of waiting for T’kol to decide she’s ready, Lizabet is determined to move on with her life and leave the massive horned warrior behind. However, an unexpected blizzard and a wrecked alien flyer alter more than her destination. The flyer contains a strangely alluring reptilian alien who needs her help – yet he soon stirs feelings other than compassion in her heart.
Hisst has been waiting patiently for an Icluthian queen to choose him as one of her males. Then his exploratory mission crashes on Earth and the lush female who rescues him has him yearning for a human queen. But the Yehrin warrior who comes after her will never permit him to share in her attentions.
T’kol has been waiting – not so patiently – for Lizabet to settle down. However, when her restless spirit leads her into danger, he is through holding back. When his desperate search finds her with an Icluthian warrior, he is no longer certain that she will choose him – and he could never share his female.
Now all three are trapped and dependent on each other for survival. Can three different species form a bond that lasts beyond a dangerous situation, unite three worlds, and discover where they truly belong?
THE VORI’S SECRET: A MATE INDEX ALIEN ROMANCE BOOK 7 by S J Sanders
Some secrets can topple nations.
Already facing termination for her failure to carry Agraak young to term, when Jenn escapes from the breeding facility she knows that the Agraak would not rest until they found her. Possessing full knowledge of the location of their breeding facility meant that she’d never be safe. The royal families and elite castes of Agraak society would not allow their secrets to become known.
When stowing away on a Buto trading vessel lands her on an illegal clearing in Vora, she discovers that finding a comm system and delivering the information she had to the Intergalactic Council wasn’t going to be as easy as she thought. After her own trauma at the hands of her Agraak “mate,” she is innately suspicious and frightened of alien males to her detriment as she flees into the deadly territory Vora’s Shagorith mountains. There she encounters the giant arachnid—the Shoyla, and threats both old and new. She also discovers companionship with an unlikely male Vori that conquers her fears and blooms into a love she couldn’t foretell.
Eyuul has an unjust reputation. After the humiliation of one failed attempt to mate an offworlder and his own inability to form nest-brother bonds with other males to share a female, he is an outcast among his own clan. Rumor has turned his one-time love into a string of affairs so that males do not trust him, and females turn away from him. Even his mother, the matriarch of the clan barely tolerates him. Of all Vori, he is more alone than any. When he saves a human female from drowning, he is drawn to her strength and odd vulnerability. He would do anything to aid her. Even when she flees from him in terror, he is determined to protect her and help her heal. Discovering her secret, makes him determined to help her. Discovering the mate he always wanted makes him fear the day when he might have to let her go.
HIS WOODLAND MAIDEN: A QURILIXEN WORLD NOVEL (SPACE LORDS BOOK 5) by Michelle M Pillow
Space pirate and all-around bad boy, Rick Hayes isn’t looking to change his ways. He’s one helluva pilot, has a crew he thinks of as family, and women seem to want his company. What more could a guy want? Life is too short to settle down, and he knows firsthand the less you care about, the less it hurts when you lose it. Too bad his logic doesn’t always get through to his heart. When fate tempts him with a beautiful woman that appears to see through all of his defenses…
Well, actually, the frustrating star beam took him prisoner, hit him over the head, and stole his memories. Regardless of those few minor hiccups on the road to romance Rick has to decide if love is worth the risk.
DEFENDER OF THE STARS: BOOK 2 IN GALACTIC UNION SERIES by Lucee Joie
Prince Ece had it all. Being the heir to the Ocheks should have given him everything he needed. However, now he is on the run from his father and with some precious human cargo in tow.
Shirley was taken from her home and forced into a breeding program she never signed up for. Now, she is on the run with Ece, who is the last alien she ever wanted to see again after their disastrous forced union saw her shipped off to be sold to the highest bidder — at Ece’s behest, no less.
RESCUE AT PARMLIR (FLIGHTS OF NEAR BOOK 2) by Alledria Hurt
VS Note: Saw this one mentioned by Smart Girls Love SciFi
When Gaiwan leaves the Candide to face his old life in Parmlir, Near thinks he has stepped away and into good hands. Until she and the crew find he is being held for treason against his former country. In a moment, they decide they must go to his aid. However, when the Candide is shot down for entering Parmlir airspace, can Near save anyone, including herself?
RONAN (CRASHLAND COLONY BOOK 3) by Leslie Chase
VS Note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I one clicked.
Becca – Investigating these mysterious signals wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for him. Overbearing, arrogant, and worst of all, he’s the hottest man I’ve ever met. A huge, muscle-bound, ruggedly handsome alien warrior, Ronan is every bit as attractive as he thinks he is. He’s one of the prytheen, the aliens who stranded us on Crashland. I don’t like them, don’t trust them, and I am absolutely not interested in this one. Nope. So why is it so difficult to keep my hands off him?
Ronan – I am a fighter pilot, the best there is, and I fly alone. Trapped on Crashland, the cockpit is my only refuge and I refuse to share it with anyone – especially a human. But when I see the female I’m supposed to ferry to the far side of the planet, things get a lot more complicated. Becca is my khara, my soulmate, chosen for me by fate. The soft, curvy, beautiful human gets past all my defenses, and I must have her. I will have her. No matter the danger, or the cost.
BANE (XIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Regine Abel
As the Vanguard’s top analyst, Tabitha discovers a secret message which could allow them to deal a severe blow to the Kryptids. The last thing she expects during that mission is to run into the ‘enemy’ who haunts her dreams. After getting her heart crushed years ago, Tabitha has sworn off genetically engineered warriors. Yet, she cannot resist her attraction to the dark and mysterious hybrid named Bane. As they prepare for a bloody war against the Kryptids, she realizes there can only be a future for them if she can bring Bane and his people to the Vanguard’s side.
His hearts have ached for Tabitha from the moment he set eyes on her. And yet, time after time, he has let his fierce and fearless Queen walk away. It had been both for her safety and out of duty to those under his protection. However, the tide has finally turned. He and his people may be the monstrous creations of the Kryptid General but, for the first time, freedom is within their grasp. Now that he has a chance at a future with his Queen, and at safety for his people, nothing and no one will stand in his way.
STAR BRIGHT: PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY (GEMMA-HYDROX BOOK 4) by LJ Vickery
Alpha Star Porter, or Asp as she is known to her friends, reluctantly seeks the assistance of Gerri Wilder from the Paranormal Dating Agency to find a mate. But does she really want one? A better question being, what stellar, patient individual has the fortitude to tackle her screwed up past? As she follows Gerri’s directions and takes off into space, curiosity battles with fear, but she isn’t a woman to walk away from a challenge. She’ll meet this paragon the dating agency decrees as hers…even if she is terrified.
Torque Addis has real problems, problems he’s about to solve with one, final, desperate act. If he can pull it off, the danger to himself and his loved ones will disappear. But if he doesn’t… Well? Better dead than to continue as he is. He’s getting too old for all the intrigue. If only someone would come along and wave a magic wand to change his screwed up life.
BLUE LIONESS (CHRONICLES OF KASSOUK BOOK 4) by Vijaya Schartz
VS Note: A re-release I believe
Ariela suspects the king’s death is no accident. And the tyrant who usurped the throne looks guilty as hell. As leader of the Human rebellion against the Mutant rulers, Ariela is desperate for help, and Lord Starro, the handsome Crown Prince of the Star Children, offers the technology the Human faction lacks. But can Ariela trust a spoiled, arrogant foreign prince who never fought a battle, and thinks he is destined to rule the universe? Is she trading one tyrant for another? No matter how kind, handsome, or fascinating, Starro has frightening mental abilities. And this alliance is not safe, especially for Ariela’s heart.
SNOW CHEETAH (CHRONICLES OF KASSOUL BOOK 5) by Vijaya Schartz
VS Note: A re-release, I believe
Captain Martial Terrien, nano-enhanced Space Marine from Earth, is on a secret, desperate mission to find his people a new home. Natalia, future queen of Kassouk, pressured into bonding with a power-hungry prince, yearns to improve her people’s lives. She finds the handsome Earth captain a refreshing distraction, despite his five fingers and ridiculous claim of being Human, like the lowly workers of her world.
The unexpected population on the chosen planet complicates Martial’s task, especially since the ruling caste can read minds, levitate, and teleport at will. Furthermore, the lovely princess and her pet cheetah take a shine to him, and beautiful women always spelled disaster in his past. But Natalia’s jilted suitor, determined to reign at any cost, vows to annihilate the Earthlings. When the conflict escalates, can Martial obey Earth Central Command, or will he jeopardize the future of his race to save Natalia and her people?
COLD HEARTED ASSASSIN (ASRAI ASSASSINS BOOK 1) by Juno Wells and Alana Serra
As an empath, Olivia can deeply feel and even influence the emotions of those around her. For years she’s used this ability to heal both physical and emotional wounds, but when she’s captured by aliens, a far worse fate as a pleasure slave awaits her. That is until she’s rescued by an Asrai assassin. Everyone says the Asrai are heartless killers… so why can’t she seem to stop herself from wanting one?
Do the job. Question nothing. Feel nothing. Those are the tenets Drayek has been trained to live by. They’ve never failed him… until he meets the one human woman who changes everything. She’s the absolute antithesis of everything he should want, yet he longs to be the source of her passion.
When Olivia hires him for a deeply personal job, Drayek knows he should refuse. It’s too dangerous; to easy to want things he can’t have. But denying his steadily-growing interest only makes him only makes him want her more.
It would be easy to resist… if they weren’t constantly being hunted. But the come-down from an adrenaline high is always an emotional roller coaster. Even more so for an empath and the coldhearted alien who’s starting to feel everything.
BEAST’S BEAUTY by Christina Wilder and Laney Kaye
Amelia: Abducted by aliens and taken to their ship, my best friend and I are desperate to escape and return to Earth. I’m tossed into a cell with a reptilian alien and told I must satisfy him or they’ll hurt my friend. I never thought giving in to his needs might satisfy my own…Then they put me with a new beast and say we’re going to compete in a deadly game called the Rampage. Alien Hunger Games anyone?
The beast is snarly and ferocious, and he could rip me apart with his tusks and claws. Yet in his eyes, I sense something vulnerable. Lonely. With hints of something I found with the other alien. I’ll do whatever I can to soothe the beast and convince him to help me win the Rampage. Because losing means death.
Jrecatoa: I was once a man, a Krakarian warrior. That’s all gone now. Hidden beneath this abominable exterior, far more Beast than man. Not only in appearance, either; because the scent and the sight of this female does things to me. Things that surely no man would ever feel. Of course, I’ve wanted women before. Had women before.
But I’ve never needed them like this. She’s awoken my Hunger.
But maybe that’s just as well–without the fury of the Hunger, neither of us has any chance of surviving the Rampage.
SPACE RANGER: A PROPHECY SERIES SHORT STORY by Lea Kirk
VS note: A re-release with some revisions.
Graig Roble, Matiran Senior Security Commander for the Guardian Fleet, is an expert weapons specialist and combat master. Protecting others is what he was born to do. So why has his focus wavered since returning to duty aboard the Atlantis? All he can think about is the enticingly brilliant human woman he walked away from.
Simone Campbell uses her experience as a botanist to help Terr recover from the devastating Anferthian invasion. Yet she can’t seem to immerse herself deep enough in her work to expunge the memory of one blue-skinned hunk-of-an-alien. What is it about Graig that keeps pulling her attention, and her heart, away from her job?
One thing’s for sure, their bond runs deeper than either of them realized—but can Graig convince Simone of this before he loses the best thing to ever happen to him?
DECIPHERING ALYSSA (INTERSTELLAR HEREAFTER BOOK 3) by Rhea V May
Nobody knows much about Alyssa Morgan. People steer clear of her. Because she’s crazy. Because she doesn’t speak. Because she reminds them of the traumas they all faced. It’s been six months since Alyssa arrived at the Colony. And it made little difference to her. The Union’s Warriors saved her, but the sense of true freedom continues to elude her. Surrounded by her people, she feels utterly alone. Isolated. Disconnected. All Alyssa wants is to feel normal. Not stuck.
So, she gets drunk and sneaks into Avery’s new shuttle. Only the shuttle turns out to be a Tul-Khamin Royal starliner. And she wakes up too late, halfway to Prince Arad’s homeplanet. Once again, events are out of her control. But this time, the outcome seems more favorable. For all transports are banned during the Sun Festival and she gets to spend some time with Arad and his advisor, Mactrosti. Then, she meets Sellion Gardur, the Prime Dagger.
Sure, she is threatened by traitors and almost killed in the meantime. But Alyssa thinks it’s worth it. She has friends here. She feels… she feels like she belongs.
BOUND: NOMADICAN MATES SERIES 2 by Iona Strom and L S Anders
VS Note: Listed in erotica
I’ve used my feminine wiles to gain an advantage over my new captors that’s earned me a taste of freedom, but now that I’m one step closer to finding a way home, I’ve become distracted from my goal. Owned by three Nomadican males, I can’t say that gratification is all one-sided…(more blurb on ebook page…)
DEPARTING (EARTH’S ONLY HOPE BOOK 1) by Joynell Schultz
VS note: Ooh, sounds good. Put it on my TBR List.
Live or die, stay or go, the choice is meant to be easy…I can either board an alien spaceship with my fellow criminals or rot in prison on a dying Earth. The spacecraft’s captain, a handsome alien who looks remarkably human, has been visiting me in my dreams for over a year. He has given me the companionship I need during my time locked up in solitary confinement and the way he holds me in the dark makes me forget the Earth is on the brink of extinction.
In the midst of another ice age, humanity will be wiped out soon, but the alien spacecraft gives hundreds of us another option. If I get on that ship, I have a chance at surviving. And I’m a survivor.
Only a deadly disease is spreading among the aliens and has already wiped out three-quarters of their population. It appears to be a virus, but as the aliens continue dying despite all precautions, I begin to wonder if the disease is something else.
How do I keep the man I’ve fallen in love with safe?
And if he dies, along with the rest of his alien race, how will us humans manage a ship filled with unknown technology?
But if the disease also wipes out the humans on board, none of this will even matter.
SURVIVOR: PLANET ATHION (SURVIVOR’S HEART BOOK 3) by Debbie Cassidy
We’ve run, but how long can we evade. Our pursuers aren’t going to quit. The only option is to put distance between us and them. No easy task without a ship. tuck on a space port, the guys and I need to figure out a way to raise enough credits to buy a ride. It’s only a matter of time before the Athion government or our Trad pursuers find us. And if they do, there will be nowhere to run. Time to get creative. Time to use the skills I was forced to cultivate. Time to fight.
GREXXAR (KANOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 5) by C R Corbin
Abducted from her home on Earth, Amelia finds herself in the presence of strange artificial lifeforms that have rather insidious plans in store for her and the other abducted Earthling women.
Luckily for her, she is saved by the timely arrival of a rather large, muscular, and powerful Kanosian commander and his men.
Her brief respite doesn’t last for long, however, as she and her new companions find themselves stranded on a strange jungle world with her kidnappers lurking in every shadow. One thing does give her comfort, however, is her sexy, massive, muscular Kanosian savior who is determined to protect and care for her, no matter the cost.
When Grexarr received an order to track down a strange ship and destroy it, he treated it like any other battle. Yet upon raiding the craft he finds something…strange.
A deliciously curvaceous human female, made captive by these strange machines.
She’s soft, fragile, perfect in every way, and it drives him mad. It makes him want to claim her immediately. And he will do anything to protect her, and he will do whatever is necessary to get them off of this planet.
Now, Amelia and Grexarr both must contend with this brewing passion between them as well as the challenge of getting off of this world. Yet there is still the ever-present threat of Amelia’s robotic abductors that still lurk in the shadows of the forest. Ready to take her once again, and kill every last Kanosian in the jungle.
CURVY FOR HIM: THE ASTRONAUT AND THE ALIEN (CURVY FOR HIM SERIES BOOK 6) by Annabelle Winter
I come face to face with him on an abandoned space station far from Earth. He says he’s not of my world, an alien experiencing the needs of the flesh for the first time. A need to reproduce. A need for a mate. He says I’m the last hope for his race. Oh, and he says I’m his. By the moons of Jupiter, I’m his!
SEXTET: A XENO SAPIENS NOVEL (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 10) by Rena Marks
Pax: He may be smitten with the delicate human female who flourishes while quarantined in his laboratory, but he knows it’s for the best to let her go. After all, he’s hiding a huge secret. At any given time, there could be as many as six of him.
Six. Six shards of his personality who are born from his body and become their own entities. That’s a lot for any woman to handle.
Serena: The hot Xeno Sapien who has given her a new chance at life by developing her bio-film skin blows hot and cold, almost like if he’s different people. But she wants the one who’s lonely. The one who avoids her. The brilliant one who’s created a sex doll. In her image.
ENDS, MEANS, LAWS AND AN ANGRY SHIP by Lyn Gala
The new Rownt contracts have helped Command retake the rebel planets. And now refugees are fleeing toward the edges of space. Ex-Command officer Tyce Robinson has a price on his head. He and the crew of the Dragon have all broken laws, and they refuse to be condemned to an Earth prison. Tyce’s grand escape plan goes south when an alien ship attacks both his ship and the Command cruiser chasing them. With both ships disabled, Tyce throws a Hail Mary. What he doesn’t know is that his academy roommate is the officer charged with arresting him.
Sub-Commander John Burden has always put his world first. He once thought his academy roommate Tyce was the same. Command sends John out with orders to arrest his ex-best friend, leaving John caught between demanding an explanation from the friend he remembers or throwing the traitor in a prison cell. But when unfamiliar aliens attack, his feelings are unimportant in the face of immediate danger. He has to survive, protect his people, and warn Earth that the Anla and Rownt are not the only aliens interested in humanity.
PRINCE’S MISSION:FREELANCER 2 (OBSIDIAN RIM BOOK 11) by Jane Killick
Torn between her love for Prince Stephen and her love for her freelance career in space, Cassy lives her life in limbo. But when a madman hijacks her spaceship and burns all her valuable fuel, circumstances compel her to accept a job offer from Stephen. Her mission: spy on his brother James.
Going undercover on Prince James’s spaceship, Cassy travels to a planet on the verge of collapse. James, in covert negotiations with the ruling president, offers a radical solution to their problems, but the details remain locked out of Cassy’s reach. To discover them, she must delve deeper into the lives of the planet’s desperate population. But the horror of what she finds becomes overshadowed when she reveals the terrifying truth about Prince James’s future plans. Cassy must race across the galaxy and enlist the help of an old friend to stop a planetary disaster – unless James captures and kills her first.
PRISONER: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE by Kallista Dane
He was sent to kill me. He took me as his mate instead.
The Federation wants me dead, so they sent a mercenary to hunt me down. But he didn’t kill me. When I fought him…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
BRHEX: OBOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2 by Sabine Ferruci
Keri’s Alien-Capture To-Do List
Survive the Lizards Escape Said Lizards
- Thrive on a New Planet
Captain Keri Hampton is stuck on number three of her list. Her human crew has moved into nice digs on Obos, but they need jobs. They need rights. They need a freaking purpose, which might just be helping the local women with a planetary girl power movement.
The arrogant leader of their host nation disapproves of the humans and ranges between indifferent and hostile to their plans. But Brhex can’t ignore the way his hormones surge to a boil around Keri.
The big silver guy is the planet’s most eligible bachelor, if you go for the ruthless type. And, okay, sexy, if you like huge, buff guys with a bonus set of retractable claws. She notices. Frequently. But as heated as their encounters become, he is stuck on one teensy little detail: she’s not Obosian.
If he can’t get it through his big alien brain that Keri can be an asset in his life, then she’s going to take said assets and go — well, maybe not home, but somewhere on Obos where being an awesome human woman isn’t a problem.
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz
VS note: A release of note this week, not a romance.
1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend’s abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.
2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she’s found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.
Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline–a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?
RETURN OF DANCER OF THE NILE (THE GODS OF EGYPT) by Veronica Scott
1550BCE – Nima, formerly a tavern dancer in the land of the Nile, has settled into the leisurely life of her dreams as the pampered, beloved wife to a high ranking general who’s also a member of Pharaoh’s court. She’s sworn never to dance for anyone else but Kamin, the man she loves. All is fine until one day news arrives that her husband has been killed in a chariot accident while on a trip to a remote city on Pharaoh’s behalf.
But as a reward for their previous service to Egypt against a dangerous enemy, the gods had promised Nima and Kamin they’d die at the same moment…so if she still lives, so must he.
Why is the ruler of the city lying to Pharaoh about Kamin’s death? What is the woman covering up? And where is Kamin?
Time for Nima the elegant lady to vanish from Thebes and Nima the skilled dancer to make her way in disguise to the far distant province and fight for Kamin’s life. She’ll have to deal with angry gods, black magic, an enemy prince and a deadly ghost along the way.
Nima is the only one who can rescue her beloved from the dark fate planned for him by Egypt’s enemies.
ARCHANGEL’S WAR (A GUILD HUNTER NOVEL BOOK 12) by Nalini Singh
VS note: She’s one of my autobuy authors and I’ve had this on pre-order so I can’t wait to read it!
Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see. . . .
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed. . .far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.
At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough. . . .
This war could end them all.
THE ORCHID THRONE (FORGOTTEN EMPIRES BOOK 1) by Jeffe Kennedy
VS note: Another absolute autobuy author for me. I LOVE Jeffe’s fantasy romances.
A PRISONER OF FATE – As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…
A PRINCE AMONG MEN – Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?
THE WARLOCK’S KISS by Tiffany Roberts
VS Note: Another one of my top authors to one-click so, yup, I did!
The Sundering toppled civilization, killed millions, and filled the world with walking corpses and supernatural monsters. It took nearly everything from Adalynn—her dreams, her home, her parents, and her chance of beating her terminal cancer—but it didn’t take her little brother, Danny. She’s come to terms with her inescapable fate, and she’ll do everything she can to ensure her brother has a chance of survival in this new, unforgiving world.
When Danny and Adalynn discover a rundown mansion in the middle of nowhere, it seems like the perfect place for him to stay, but the mansion’s owner—a tall, mysterious, intense man who exudes a strangely thrilling energy—complicates matters. Though Adalynn doesn’t want to leave another person devastated when she’s gone, Merrick has other plans for her—and he makes it clear he will keep her, no matter what price he must pay to make it so.
IMMORTAL BORN: AN ARGENEAU NOVEL by Lynsay Sands
A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for—and feeding—an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops…and the gorgeous, mesmerizing Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.
Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world—in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realizes. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.
TAD by M D Neu
Tad bounces around in time and watches mankind grow and change. He loves humanity and helping when he can. However, his job isn’t conducive to helping people—he’s an Angel of Death.
Doug is a fun-loving drama queen. He’s an amazing drag queen and hairstylist with big dreams, but despite his witty exterior, he has a dark history and is prone to self-destruction.
When Tad pushes the boundaries of his duties too far, his wings are stripped away from him, and he is sent to New York City to live as a human. Lost and alone he ends up meeting Doug, and they start a friendship that shapes them both and may last a lifetime. But nothing is simple when you’re dealing with a former Angel of Death and a Drag Queen. Could these two cause the fabric of our world to collapse or will they manage to keep the future as it should?
A DARKER SHADE OF EVIL: A DEMON AND DEVIL ANTHOLOGY by Various
Deadly demons, diabolical devils and other creatures of the night will hold you spellbound in this one-of-a-kind anthology. In a world of dark delights, they trifle in forbidden passion, suspense and kick-ass battles. It’s all here in this captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance anthology!
Brought to you by USA Today and International Bestselling Authors, these stories of sexy alpha heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages. Devils, demons and their lethal hunters will draw you into their conquests, twisted deceptions, scorching heat, and yes, even love.
KISS OF LIGHT (THE FORSAKEN CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Eve Langlais
The truth is unfolding, almost as fast as her memories. Yet Adara still has questions that only he can answer.
But being near Desmond fills her with confusion—and thoughts of violence. It’s his fault she was tortured. He failed her in so many ways.
Is it any wonder she turns to others for comfort? Revels in the dark jealousy in his gaze?
However, now isn’t the time for romance or petty games. Those who brought about her downfall are still at work. Determined to silence her before she discovers the truth.
They’re right to fear because she will hunt the bowels of Ha’el itself for vengeance and when she discovers the truth… She will be set free.
THE ROYAL TRIALS: HEIR by Tate James
A corrupt King. A murdered Queen. A missing Princess… Found.
Once upon a time, The Royal Trials were a sacred ritual designed for a queen to select her king. But nothing is as it was in the kingdom of Tiech. Not since the brutal murder of beloved Queen Ophelia.
The town of Ironforge revealed important secrets, but it all came at an unbearable cost. The streets run red with the blood of innocents and Rybet’s heart is heavy as she returns to Lakehaven.
Facing court and her mother’s murderer will require more than just a brave face. She will need the skill, intellect and support of those who love her. Or what’s left of them.
Torn between love and duty, Rybet faces decisions she never thought she would have to make.
This long lost princess will do whatever it takes to make it to the Golden Ball, even at the cost of her own happiness.
CLAIMING HER MATES: BOOK TWO by Dia Cole
Once she saves his life, he’ll have hell to pay – Riding out the apocalypse with my sexy mates in a luxurious mountain lodge sounds like a dream. But for some asinine reason, Liam, Mason, and Gabriel have adopted a hands-off policy.
Even worse, my ex hasn’t met up with us as promised. If sexual frustration doesn’t kill me, my growing anxiety over the missing Alpha male might.
The only solution is to teach my mates a scorching lesson in satisfying my needs and launch a rescue mission. Nathan may have betrayed me and broken my heart, but I won’t let him die. At least not until I’ve given him a piece of my mind.
SCHOOL OF POTENTIAL (THE KERRIGAN KIDS BOOK 1) by W J May
Eighteen-year-old Aria was supposed to have it all. A tight-knit circle of friends, a loving family, and a magical tatu on her lower back that gave her every superpower under the sun. When it came to the battle between good and evil, she was ready to do her part. There was just one little problem.…good had already won.
Trapped beneath their parents’ legacy, Aria and her friends find themselves restlessly pacing the halls of Guilder University, desperate to come into their powers, desperate for whatever comes next. The months blend together, each more monotonous than the next, until one day, no different than any other, a mysterious stranger comes to school.
Determined to uncover his secrets and driven by a fierce need to prove themselves, the new gang does whatever it takes to show the rest of the world they’re ready. But that readiness comes at a cost. Will it be a price they’re willing to pay?
EYE OF THE STORM: TIGER’S EYE MYSTERIES by Alyssa Day
With Hurricane Elvis — the “storm of the century” – bearing down on Dead End, Florida, Tess, Jack, and the gang have their hands full doing storm prep for themselves and the quirky paranormal residents of the town. They certainly don’t have time for the discovery of yet another dead body. But in Dead End, you never know when magic, mayhem, and murder will combine to cause as much chaos as a rogue vampire let loose in a blood bank.
And when Tess, a pawn shop owner who can see how you’ll die, and Jack, an ex-soldier and tiger shifter turned private eye, team up to solve another murder, the criminals had better watch out. Because a hurricane is no match for Hurricane Tess, and sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.
CAPTIVE OF THE VAMPIRES: A BONFIRE FALLS PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Liv Brywood and Aria Hunt
Azealia’s life of self-imposed exile comes to an end when a clan of powerful vampires sets out to destroy her. She can’t fight them alone, so she turns to three of her closest allies. A wolf shifter, a bear shifter, and a dragon shifter come to her aid, but it will take more than their combined strength to defeat their enemies. It will take the most powerful magic in Bonfire Falls—Love magic.
SWORD OF MIST (STONES OF AMARIA BOOK 1) by Tara Brown
The dead may not speak, but they remember.
Even when the living forget.
The day my brother didn’t return from the sea, everything changed.
A sacrifice made.
A soul taken.A stone returned.
A heart broken.
What was once legend comes again.
And a dark force thought to be nothing more than whispers on the wind,
claims its rightful place as ruler of all the lands.
But as the darkness rises, the light must fight back.
This is where my story begins.
UNCHAINED: A NORTHERN GRIZZLIES NOVELLA by M Merin
VS Note: A re-release
The Iron Savages ruled Boise. Or they did. Their numbers decimated, the President on his deathbed, the Club becomes unrecognizable. When his cousin and her son are threatened and secrets are exposed, Chains must make a choice. Protect his family or stand with his sworn Brothers. The words that are burned in his mind are ‘Blood in, Blood out’. Who’s blood will it be? Will help be found within or from an allied MC?
CHOSEN MAGIC (DEMON BAYOU BOOK 3) by S Lawrence
Citlali works in the jungles of South America to save lives and help her people. She comes from the Aztec and Mayan people but has embraced science ignoring the stories of the past that her guardian has told her all her life. That is until she finds herself being used to inflict revenge by one of those long forgotten gods.
Arkyn woke up in Hell thousands of years ago, the third of Lucifer’s Princes of Hell. He searches the Earth for the Fallen, angels bent on the destruction of the world.
When these two cross paths, it threatens to destroy her reality and his soul.
Turns out Hell isn’t the worst place you can end up!
A DRUG DEN, A DEMON AND DARK MATTER: DEANNA OSCAR PARANORMAL MYSTERIES BOOK 11 by CC Dragon
Greg is still missing and possibly possessed by demons. Everyone in New Orleans, from police to the paranormal crowd, is trying to help. Deanna is invading every convent, monastery, and hideout she can think of but she can’t seem to track her old friend down.
The bad guy who started it all is contained, or so Deanna believes. She’s busy helping on a bizarre case on a college campus with the New Orleans PD. Tracking down Greg, she finds he’s been trying to help but the supernatural forces are being whipped up instead.
Trying to keep Greg safe and free from all of those infected by demons, Deanna needs a few clones of herself but her friends, brother, and new hubby will have to do!
Let’s just hope those demons don’t open a black hole or something serious.
THE JAGUAR’S BRIDE (THE NECKLACE CHRONICLES BOOK 5) by R E Butler
Wanting to help her down-on-her-luck sister, witch Thea Greene plans to concoct a spell to help her find romantic happiness. The problem is that the one ingredient she doesn’t have is a flower that blooms solely during the full moon. There’s only one place the flower can be found, so she dons her hiking boots and heads out to locate it.
Jaguar shifter Savage Bayle is a marked male. Unable to secure a bride on his own, he’s now facing his people’s traditional Mate Hunt, which occurs during the full moon. As part of a matriarchal society, the females are the ones who chase the males during the Hunt, and any male caught must mate the female or face punishment. One female in his prowl has set her eyes on him – the cold, cruel daughter of the queen. The last thing he wants to do is spend the rest of his life mated to her. Hoping to ride out the Hunt and escape unmated, he heads into the woods with his fingers crossed to find a place to lay low until the Hunt is over at dawn.
When Thea follows an enticing smell deep into the woods, she stumbles into the arms of a gorgeous man. He purrs on contact, and the attraction between them is electric. One kiss and she wants to be his forever. But she’s not the only one laying a claim to the sexy Savage – the jaguar princess has one, too. Is their budding love enough to protect Thea, or will Savage lose her forever?
ONCE UPON AN ENCHANTED FOREST: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ROMANTIC WITCHCRAFT STORIES by Various
The autumnal equinox is a celestial event that brings together harvest and celebration, symbolizes magick and transformation, and welcomes a balance of light and darkness. It’s a time when those who honor the changing seasons rest and reflect. Or reap what they’ve sown. Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, a collection of adult fantasy romances, features ten novelettes centered around one of the most enchanting preternatural beings of the ages: the witch. With lovers, magical forests, and witchcraft, our stories are sure to warm your nights and your dark little heart.
THE WITCH AND THE FAE (MYSTICAL MATES BOOK 2) by AJ Ryder
Minerva – Having spent her entire life in the shadow of her fierce and battle-tested twin, Athena, the calm and nurturing Minerva was perfectly content in her role as backup. That is…until Athena became pregnant. Now forced into the lead in her sister’s stead, it falls to Minerva to protect against a wicked evil from beyond the Veil.
But she won’t be doing it alone…
Samaiyel – Since his arrival from the land of Cadarnle, Samaiyel has adjusted to life as a fae among mortals. Happy in his role as Guardian and mate to his beloved witch, Samaiyel always knew that Minerva was capable of more than she believed herself to be…all she needed was a little encouragement. But will it be enough?
THE HARVEST MOON (DARKLY ENCHANTED ROMANCE BOOK 1) by Joshua Ian
On the night of a harvest moon, in the shadow of Mabon, Malcolm comes across a quaint village tucked away in the forest. It seems the perfect spot for a weary traveller to lay his head, and maybe find a little company. But there is dark magic afoot, and lots of local gossip swirls around the seductive titian-haired weaver, Daniel. All Malcolm seeks is a night’s pleasure. He never suspected he would have to worry about losing his life. Or his heart.
LOVE SPELLS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: A MAGICAL SMALL-TOWN by Alys Murray
Leyton is pretty much your normal town. And I’m pretty much your normal twenty-something. Except that Leyton is populated by magical beings and I’m a witch.
Every year, for the month of October, Leyton opens its doors to the mortal world. They bring their money, their hokey human charm, and…they bring Him.
Elijah Thorne is a proper thorn in my side. And a world-renowned witch-hunter who, for some reason, is obsessed with the idea of hunting me. For years, we’ve been playing this game of cat and mouse and for years, I’ve managed to evade him.
But this year…Well, this year I accidentally knitted all of my anxieties into these enchanted scarves I was selling on Easy, one of them got back to an all-powerful warlock in the Fairy Dimension, and, as punishment, he’s going to bring about the end of the world on Halloween night.
So, the witch hunter and I have to team up with the rest of the town to stop him. Which would be easy if I could just, you know, stop falling in love with Eli long enough to finish the job.
ELEMENTAL FAE ACADEMY: BOOK 2 by Lexi C Foss and J R Thorn
Someone wants me dead. Worse yet, my link to Spirit is dying. Why? Because Exos has been taken by a new enemy. Now I have to rely on my other elements to find my missing link before it’s too late.
Oh, and I need a guard to protect me while I learn how to defend myself. No big deal. Master the elements, find my lost Spirit, and identify the bad guy. Yeah. Easy.
Except Titus is tired of playing by the rules of others.
Vox just wants to be friends.
Sol is pissing everyone off.
And Cyrus, well, he’s a force of nature and very much in charge.
I’d better solve this puzzle quickly before my heart starts making choices on my behalf. Because all these fae are beautiful, cunning, and perfect in their own ways.
But how can I feel complete without my Spirit?
The hunt is on, and whoever is out to hurt me and mine will pay.
FANGS AND FRENEMIES: A BLUE MOON BAY COZY MYSTERY (WITCHES WITH ANXIETY BOOK 1) by Cherry Andrews
A socially awkward bobcat shifter. An ex-cheerleading vampire. A sweet—but slightly neurotic—cupcake-baking witch. They fight crime?
When the case of a missing mean girl throws Hazel back into contact with two old classmates, it’s time for these supernatural frenemies to set aside past grudges and help clear each other’s names.
But in the cloudy, romantic beach town of Blue Moon Bay, Oregon, it seems nearly everyone’s guarding a secret.
And they all involve magic of one kind of another.
Will these three women, who normally can’t stand each other, crack the mystery of what really happened to Hazel’s old bully, Ashlee—or is their effort cursed to fail?
THE WIND’S CALL (THE BROKEN LANDS BOOK 4) by T A White
Eva is a herd mistress without a herd. A tagalong by her own definition. Not thrown away by her people, but rather someone who created a new life for herself when the old one died.
When she rescues one of the mysterious winged horses, a creature straight out of myth, from those who would enslave him, Eva opens the door to something her chosen people want more than anything else. An alliance.
Now, sent deep into the Highlands and guarded by one of the Warlord’s most trusted warriors, Eva will have to brave the terrors that wait there. Someone is sowing the seeds of dissent upon which war turns. Failure will lead to death, but success may bring revelations she’s not ready to face.
The balance of power is shifting in the Broken Lands. Those who survive will need to adapt quickly to the ever-changing landscape. Choosing her friends wisely has never been so important.
THE TROUBLE WITH TIGERS (SHENANIGANS BOOK 2) by Gail Koger
Lions and tigers and skunks, oh my! Kandi Cain’s a psychic pet detective. Her cases range from wrangling baby goats, to finding lost critters. Her current case is rescuing a lion from a Nigerian warlord. Kandi knew dressing up as a demonic clown and walking a lion down a city street would freak people out. But, wow! She didn’t expect Armageddon.
The hot as hell Detective Dutch Callaghan’s on her trail again and showing more than a professional interest. Kandi’s talents have attracted the attention of a CIA black ops agent who wants her to steal twelve endangered white tigers from a Pakistani warlord. The mission’s crucial to prevent a terrorist attack.
Wait! What? Terrorists? What had she gotten herself into? Kandi wasn’t a superhero. She couldn’t bend steel with her bare hands, and she wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet. She’s Doctor Doolittle. She talks to the animals and occasionally the dead.
CURSED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 2) by Jessica Aspen
A cursed fae prince…A witch on the run…Can love be the key to this beast’s freedom? Running from trolls, elves, and an evil queen, the last thing Bryanna needs is her escape spell to malfunction. Ending up the prisoner of the Black Queen’s son is even worse…especially when he’s a beast. Kian knows the right thing to do is set Bryanna free. But what’s a man to do when a beautiful witch ends up in his lap? Especially when she might be the key to his freedom.
THE PRIEST (CHRONICLES OF THE RIFTLANDS BOOK 2) by Rowan McAllister
Brother Tasnerek, one of the infamous Thirty-Six stone bearers, is facing a dangerous crisis of faith after uncovering a secret that could shake the foundations of the Brotherhood of Harot. When Tas is sent to protect a tiny village on the edge of Rassa’s borders from Riftspawn, he struggles to resume his duties, risking his life and the lives of those around him.
Girik has always been an outsider, but to help his sick mother, he agrees to be the village’s offering in a painful ritual deemed necessary by the Brotherhood. But when the priest has a crisis of conscience, Girik offers his help to untangle a web of lies—even if it means getting closer than he ever imagined and committing sacrilege in the process.
With a monster lurking in the forest, a wandering mage mysteriously appearing, and more secrets awakening to unravel the truths of their world, Tas and Girik must make grave decisions. A life without danger seems a far-off hope, but love just might be theirs… if they survive.
RESCUE ME by N J Walters
VS Note: Listed in paranormal erotica.
When a raging fire engulfs her apartment, Martha Benson can do nothing but send up desperate prayers that she might somehow be rescued—until she suddenly finds herself being carried out in the powerful arms of the one man she never expected to see again, Frank Ellis. When he miraculously parts the demonic wall of flames and leads them to safety, she’s stunned to realize that this ruggedly handsome man who once broke her heart can still stir sensual desires she’d long given up on ever feeling again.
As a young man, Frank was consumed by a haunting connection to fire that he did not understand and lived in fear that he might accidentally harm Martha. Forced to walk away from her for her own safety, he still dreamed of her and their youthful passion. And now that he has found her again nearly twenty years later, he’s determined to never leave her, and he knows he must learn to harness his mystical power to win her trust and make her his own.
As their reunion sparks their desire anew and forges a deep emotional and erotic bond, Frank and Martha must both confront their fears to rise from the ashes of their past and rekindle a love that can never be extinguished.
DRAGON NEXT DOOR (FORGOTTEN DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Terry Bolryder
As a dragon on the run from others of his kind, Tristan has only one rule: don’t get involved. But when he spots Kelsie Lawton, in way over her head with a couple of street thugs, there’s no way he can walk away. Especially when the dragon in him, buried and smothered for a lifetime, insists he’s found his mate.
Kelsie doesn’t know what to make of the tall, gorgeous man who insists on protecting her as she looks for street art in his area. She doesn’t understand why he hides in a luxurious apartment hidden in a renovated warehouse, or why he’s stronger than anyone she’s ever met. She just knows that his kisses are everything, and that his vivid blue eyes make her melt. And that she’s not sure she can ever live without him.
As Tristan and Kelsie steam up showers, defile couches, debate fake beard usefulness, and search for rare art, danger is closing in. If Tristan wants to keep his new love, he’ll have to finally step into the light and let his dragon roar.
STEEL CROW SAGA by Paul Kreuger
VS Note: not sure how much romance there is but a release of note. Put it on my TBR List.
A soldier with a curse – Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic . . . and against her own flesh and blood.
A prince with a debt – Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or his downfall.
A detective with a grudge – Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.
A thief with a broken heart – Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t say no, and she soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.
This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world.
TURN THE PAGE: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE by Ditter Kellen
Catherine Grier seemed to have it all—money, prestige, and a beach house that would rival the Hamptons. But an old scar buried deep in her soul hides a life filled with lonely nights and painful memories…until a dusty old book lands in her lap, sending her back in time to 1767 and into the arms of sexy Lord Bryne Adair. Forced from his country on charges of treason, Bryne trusts no one, especially not the blue-eyed, blonde-haired vixen he discovers in his bed, claiming to be from the future. Unable to resist, he’ll play her game to the end. He has nothing left to lose but his heart.
THE TOYMAKER’S HOARD (TRICE CITY LOVERS BOOK 2) by Megan Derr
Cadmus is content to spend his days quietly tending his shop and creating custom toys, music boxes, and automatons for his clients. It’s a peaceful life, minus the occasional hostile visit from a rival who wants to know the secret behind his creations, which require no winding to work.
Then an intriguing new client, Lady Serena, blows into his shop requesting he make a gift for the man she loves but is forbidden to be with. She is followed shortly by her father, the notorious Chief of Police Harren Imperia, who ends up taking Cadmus out for coffee—and introduces him to Lord Paali, whose son is the object of Serena’s affection.
As he is dragged further into their dizzying world, he finds himself facing problems he never expected: being caught between the wishes of the parents and the wants of the children, and drawn helplessly to the fierce Harren and intriguing Lord Paali.
KING OUTTA WATER (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 40) by Julia Mills
Whether he’s up to his armpits in alligators or traipsing around the world, Rene Malveaux always protects his Queen.
A whole lotta dead Shifters and more on the way may not sound like the serenade for a love story to anyone else, but this is the Big Easy, Baby. And Rene’s always done everything the hard way. Undercover for the Dragon Protection Agency, this Guardsman, aka King ’cause his ego could fill the Superdome, is out to stop the body count from rising while protecting the love of his life…whether she wants him to or not.
Pricilla DeClouette’s been a force to be reckoned with since she was knee-high to a grasshopper…thank the Heavens some things never change.
Bossy, stubborn, and hot as homemade sin, Cilla fell in love with his scaly behind when they were just kids. And, all this time later, not one damn thing has changed. Year after year, she resisted every wand-waving, fanged-tooth, fur-wearing Tom, Dick, and Hairy who dared to swagger to her door, just waitin’ for the day her Dragon would return…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
TIDES OF VENGEANCE: THE ORISHA’S OF AYE’ A PARANORMAL URBAN FANTASY by Tatum James
VS note: Saw this one mentioned on the WOC In romance site.
Running from the tragedy that is her life in Orun. Goddess Yemoja escapes to Aye’. In her new home, she hopes to start a new chapter with a renewed spirit. Her best friend Orula accompanies her on her journey to live in the earth realm.
The duo become special crimes detectives bringing justice to those who fall prey to rapist and domestic violence. With her new career hitting so lose to the life she ran from, Yemoja, now known as Detective Bahari Moon, must keep it together or risk falling apart.
With a deep dark secret that even Orula, Detective Elan Wise, can’t see; she must come to terms with her past or be consumed by it.
DARKEST SINNER (THE DARK ONES SAGA BOOK 5) by Rachel Van Dyken
I’ve always known pain. Existence. Night. Made a sinner. Without a soul to keep me tethered to the world I so desperately want to be a part of but am damned to rule…
Life isn’t living. Not when everyone sees you as enemy number one, King of the demon race and yet something much more… powerful and sinister pulses beneath the surface of my skin. It started when I met her, the power surging under my fingertips like the cruel universe was finally answering my screams at night for something more. And just like that, the memories come, only I don’t know if they’re mine or someone else’s entirely…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
MORGAN – ROBINSON DESTRUCTION by Kathi S Barton
Anna didn’t know what to do with the man who acted like he was attached to her hip. Every time she moved, just to get up and move to the bathroom, he’d be right there with her, helping her into a panic attack. Not really, but that was what it felt like to her.Morgan wasn’t sure what he’d have to do to convince Anna that he wouldn’t just up an leave her. She was a tiger too, and she knew they were mates just as well as he did. But for some reason he couldn’t get her to trust him.
DREAD OF NIGHT (CRITTER CATCHERS BOOK 7) by Hank Edwards
Something big is prowling the woods around Parson’s Hollow, and Demetrius Singleton is afraid it’s another wolfman. The sudden arrival of Cody’s niece, Summer, and the strange behavior of Demetrius’ Aunt Amelia distract the two newlyweds from investigating until they learn some people have gone missing and others have been violently murdered. Demetrius and Cody now realize they are the only two with enough experience to stop whatever lurks in the woods.
Refusing to believe in a paranormal entity, Deputy Lucia Durant calls in a State Police sergeant, and Cody and Demetrius are surprised to find it’s Hap Blanchard, an officer they’ve worked with before who’s more open to paranormal possibilities. Soon, Demetrius, Cody, Lucia, and Hap are joined by a number of familiar friends who help them race the countdown to the next full moon and solve their most deadly and personal case yet.
WOLF OF SIGHT: BOOK 5 OF THE GYPSY HEALER SERIES by Quinn Loftus
To become a witch or not to become a witch? That is the question. At least that’s the question Kara, Heather, and Stella, three of the gypsy healers, are facing. The high fae ambassador, Perizada, the new gypsy healers, and a host of wolves are in a race against time to create the witch army the dark fae, Volcan, desires. And they must somehow figure out a way to keep the healers, beings of pure goodness and light, from turning evil under Volcan’s influence. Should be a piece of cake. Meanwhile, the werewolf males are fighting their innate hunger to mark their mates and finish the Blood Rites, thereby keeping their own darkness at bay. If they remain unbound, a chink forms in the packs’ armor, one that Volcan won’t hesitate to exploit when he finds it.
SILVER TOWN WOLF: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Terry Spear
Gray wolves Meghan MacTire and Sheriff Peter Jorgenson plan to spend the rest of their lives together, and what better time to start forever than Christmas? But they are both harboring dark secrets that are about to surface and threaten their future together. With holiday magic in the air and all Silver Town ready to celebrate, Meghan and Peter have to conquer the past if they’re to have any hope of celebrating this Christmas together.
HARBOR FOR THE NIGHTINGALE (STRANJE HOUSE NOVELS BOOK 4) by Kathleen Baldwin
VS note: YA
A girl’s spy school amid Jane Austen’s high society . . .London, 1814. Emperor Napoleon has forced Europe to its knees, and now he plots to seize control of Britain. Miss Maya Barrington, one of Miss Stranje’s unusual girls, must act as a double agent and rely upon her uncanny gift of persuasion to stop Napoleon.
She brought the mystery of India with her . . .Maya is from two different worlds. Her Indian mother died and her father, an English lord, took her away from the warmth of India to cold inhospitable London. She was not welcomed. Especially by her prejudiced stepmother, who sent Maya away to Stranje House, a reform school known for its harsh discipline.
The school’s dark reputation hides the fact that the headmistress, Miss Stranje, is actually training these unusual young ladies to enter the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war. Stranje House turns out to be the perfect hiding place for Maya—she finally carves out a sense of belonging among these brilliant outcast girls.
But her world turns upside down when Miss Stranje and the girls are drawn into Napoleon’s devious conspiracy.
To protect the friends she now holds dear, and to keep Napoleon and his ruthless spies from destroying the world she has grown to love, Maya agrees to play a duplicitous role. She must enter this treacherous game on the arm of the elusive Lord Kinsworth. Maya can read almost everyone—not so with this young rascal. Quick with a jest and armed with lethal charm, Lord Kinsworth remains just beyond her reach. Can she trust him?
With Britain’s future at risk and those she loves in deadly peril, Maya questions everything she thought she understood about life, love, and loyalty.
CLAIMED BY THE DRAGON (DRAGON VALLEY BOOK 8) by Kayla Wolf
Olivia is nothing if not laser-focused, especially now that she’s on a mission. Absolutely nothing can distract her, least of all that annoyingly handsome and very cocky guy who’s on her heels the minute she sets out…She’s certainly not interested in him and his unbelievably muscular torso. Not at all. Too bad that she’ll have to team up with him to achieve her goal…
Damien is a party animal who’s used to women drooling over him. It’s called animal magnetism, baby. The thrill of the hunt is what interests him, definitely not the ridiculous notion of soulmates. I mean, who needs soulmates? But things change when Damien suddenly finds himself burning with a purpose he’s never felt before. And the only one who can help him on his mission is a green-eyed beauty. All he needs to do is win her over…Piece of cake, really. But why are his usual tactics, his legendary prowess with the ladies, not working on her? Why does she stir feelings in his core that he didn’t know existed? And why does his beast want to claim her and kiss her senseless before the night is over?
FIRE SONG (DAUGHTERS OF AVALON BOOK 4) by Tanya Ann Crosby
Praised for her beauty and grace, deep down, Seren Pendragon fears a tempest rising inside her. Her mother is a witch, her sisters are in peril, and she has been promised to a beast of a man who’s already murdered one king. When she and her youngest sister seize the opportunity for escape neither realizes how much their struggle will cost, and it will take a terrible tragedy to unleash Seren’s inner fire and true nature. The Bastard of Warkworth is no stranger to misfortune. Everything he held dear vanished one night in a wisp of smoke and fire, and he has been scarred by his encounters with Seren’s own mother, Morwen Pendragon. Even so, when one of the witch’s daughters finds herself in trouble, Wilhelm must find the champion within and ride to her rescue.
BLACQUE/BLEU (ARACADA BOOK 1) by Belinda McBride
A closeted werewolf and a dying vampire give in to desire and make an unusual and powerful connection.
Lukas Blacque is a deeply closeted werewolf, and almost more than anything in life, he desires his neighbor, Oliver Bleu. Oliver is a vampire who is slowly dying from insomnia. More than anything, he needs Lukas Blacque and the rich blood that flows through his veins.
On the day that Blacque makes an important commitment to his family and pack, he also succumbs to temptation and agrees to a passionate weekend with the alluring vampire. At sunset on Friday, it’s all about urgent lust and the drive to lose his virginity. When the sun rises on Monday, lust has shifted to love and devotion. He’s not sure he can walk away, even for the commitment he’s made. He’s even less sure Bleu will let him go.
In Blacque’s world, vampires and werewolves make uneasy bedfellows, and a gay werewolf is an impossibility. In Bleu’s world, all living creatures are little more than vessels for food and sex. But in the mysterious and magical town of Arcada, the unexpected is always waiting right around the corner. Now Blacque and Bleu just need to survive long enough for Arcada’s magic to work for them.
THE WARRIOR MOON (ASCENDANT BOOK 3) by K Arsenault Rivera
Barsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasion—these bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles.
As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generations—Shefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test yet.
SOUNDS FAMILIAR (TERRA NOCTEM BOOK 1) by Dana Marie Bell
The world can be a harsh place for a wolf familiar seeking her bonded sorcerer. All Carol wants is a sorcerer to bond to and a home to call her own. So when Jonah Sound walks in, she’s found someone that not only attracts her magic but her body and heart as well. The fact that he’s got her dream job makes her ecstatic. The chemistry between them sparks something more than the normal familiar sorcerer bond, leaving Carol to hope that Jonah could be her forever home.
Jonah sound has had many familiars, but none call to him the way Carol Voss does. She’s had a rough life, but she’s come out of it with a keen intellect and calm bravery that make her a worthy partner, both as a cop and a sorcerer. Her dainty size and almost innocent gaze stir all of his protective instincts, but it’s her heart he wants to capture and hold forever.
The job of a magical crimes unit detective can be dangerous. Hunting a sorcerer who kills for power puts both Jonah and Carol’s lives on the line. Finding love amidst the chaos of a murder investigation seems impossible. Fortunately for Carol, her sorcerer eats impossible for breakfast.
SEDUCED BY A DEMON KING (ETERNAL MATES PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 17) by Felicity Heaton
Saddled with a crown he never wanted, King Tegan of the Second Realm of demons is a warrior born for war stuck ruling in a time of peace, bound by the pact that cost his brother his life. Chafed by the ties that have held him shackled to his throne for the last thousand years, Tegan plans an escape from his prison—one stolen night meant to give him a taste of freedom, but one that will lead him to the greatest battle of his life.
A fight to claim the heart of a bewitching fae female who might be his fated mate.
According to many in her clan, and the idiotic incubi who infest the fae town where she lives, Suki puts the suck in succubus. Down on her luck, and in danger of being kicked out of the family she loves, she’s determined to prove her worth by bagging and tagging a powerful male. When she sets eyes on a mysterious, panty-melting demon warrior in a nightclub, things finally seem to be going her way, but his shadowed aura and guardedness warns he won’t be an easy mark.
Seducing him is going to be the fight of her life.
When the battle is done, will the victor have the forever they want, or will this war cost them both everything?
GRAVE IMPORTANCE (A DR. GRETA VAN HELSING NOVEL BOOK 3) by Vivian Shaw
VS Note: Not a romance but of course the mention of mummies caught my eye! A release of interest this week…
Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London’s de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn’t long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve.
A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she’s never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues — including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney — Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust…
…and before the fabric of reality itself can undergo any more structural damage.
STORMRISE by Jillian Boehme
VS note: Not romance but intriguing. Kind of Mulan-ish…
If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.
Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existed.
As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.
A DREAM SO DARK (THE NIGHTMARE-VERSE BOOK 2) by L L McKinney
Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s not until she’s at her wits end that she realizes—Wonderland is trying to save her.
There’s a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen’s power—and Alice’s budding abilities—as their own.
Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet’s magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself.
TEMPORAL LOCUM by Wendie Nordgren
She thought it was a harmless piece of costume jewelry.
She believed monsters only existed in fiction, and magic was only sleight of hand.
She had no faith in the loyalty or love of men.
Bronwyn, a fashion design student, is learning that talent, hard work, and dedication aren’t always enough. Desperately grasping at the unraveling threads of her life, she hopes to prove her worth by winning the couture Halloween costume contest. However, a chance encounter on a busy street corner and an unfortunate accident change the course of her existence. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a world of nightmarish, bloodthirsty monsters, and she doesn’t know who to trust.
Long ago, magic, unable to thrive but impossible to be destroyed, was forced to flee from our world. Bound inextricably with good, evil, light, and darkness, magic found a new home for itself and its people. However, to co-exist with the new world, magic required a host. When the burden grows too heavy, she passes the Temporal Locum to her successor, and until she embraces her powers, the world is cast into chaos…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
BID MY SOUL FAREWELL by Beth Revis
Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori “Grey” Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.
Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.
But still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?
UNEARTHED: A DEATH SEEKER NOVEL by Cecy Robson
Fae was once a flourishing paradise. Until Death turned greedy and destroyed it, targeting the creatures who inhabited it. Those who survived escaped to Earth’s realm, but Death wasn’t far behind . . .
Olivia Finn is just another pixie trying to blend in among humans and hide from the death hounds who devoured her family. Clinging to the talisman that keeps her veiled from those who hunt her, she believes she is safe. . .. Until Death finds her and discovers she’s immune to its grip.
Now that Olivia’s power is unearthed, she is sought by Fae who see her as their savior and stalked by dark entities compelled to destroy her. Can she trust the King of the Dead who has sworn to train and protect her? Or should she obey her instincts that warn he desires more?
Olivia can no longer hide from Death. To survive, she must seek it.
VS Note: Reminder PETS IN SPACE 4 is up for pre-order and releases October 8th (my birthday)!
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VS Note: My ancient Egyptian paranormal romance novels! All the links and details are on one page on my blog.
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 by hand 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.