I have another new release of my own to report! I had an idea for a special story for Jill and Aydarr in the Badari Warriors series and just released the novella, which can be read as a standalone…
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).
HONEYMOON FOR THE ALPHA: A BADARI WARRIORS NOVELLA (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES) by Veronica Scott
Thrown together as helpless prisoners in the punishing conditions of a Khagrish lab, Jill and Aydarr fell in love. Claiming each other as mates despite only having one night alone in a cell, they formed a deep, loving mate bond. Now, a planetary year later, after escaping the lab and leading the ongoing rebellion against the enemy together, Aydarr longs for more. He wants a chance to show Jill how much she means to him.
He decides to risk everything to take his mate away from it all for a few days. But will the Khagrish, the threats lurking in the planet’s unexplored wilderness and the Badari goddess allow them to complete A Honeymoon for the Alpha?
A 21,000+ word novella featuring Aydarr and Jill from the first book in the series.. Can be read as a standalone. Mild spoilers for the earlier books in the series.
TOXIC DUST (THE DEVIANT FUTURE BOOK 1) by Eve Langlais
The world outside the domes is a scary place, but nothing compared to the marauder who captures Laura. With one dark look, Axel promises violence, yet his touch is gentle. He shows her a different way of living. A new set of truths. How the ancients used to do things. Makes her want a forbidden thing called love. But can she leave her past and beliefs behind? The woman is trouble with a capital T. Yet the moment Axel sees her, rational thought disappears, and when she ends up in grave danger, he can’t stop himself from going to her rescue. Will he be in time to save her?
CAPTIVE (BARBARIANS OF THE SAND PLANET BOOK 2) by Tana Stone
It wasn’t bad enough that scientist Max Dryden was taken as a bounty by an all-female space bounty hunter crew. Nope, that was only the beginning. When the bounty hunters were marooned on a sand planet, she was captured by aliens and taken to their city. Now she’s got a personal bodyguard and captor watching her every move.
One problem. He’s not one of the aliens who took her. He’s one of the sand barbarians sent by the bounty hunter women to break her out and bring her back. Since she’s determined to find a way off the planet and out of captivity, he’s a very big and very hot distraction she doesn’t need.
His mission was to infiltrate the Crestek city, find the human female, and bring her back to his Dothvek village and the other women. Well, he found her all right. Now he’s serving as her personal guard, locked inside the luxurious suite in the enemy city, and trying to ignore the fact that the human scientist he was sent to rescue is a beautiful, intriguing female. Can he get them both out without being discovered? Or losing his heart?
PURGATORY CITY (THROUGH THE GATES BOOK 1) by Skye MacKinnon and Rebecca Royce
Alone in a desolate world ravaged by war and alien invasion, Eileen Paine offers herself to indentured servitude in Purgatory City—a chance at a different life. No one knows what happens beyond the gates, but it has to be better than the peril in the Blastlands. Nothing could have prepared her for the darkness, the tests, the changes, or the people she meets. Least of all being changed and controlled by the aliens in power. With no guarantee of success, eliminations happening frequently, and the threat of potential allies becoming enemies, does Eileen have what it takes to survive? And when her heart gets involved, can she live with what she has to do to escape Purgatory?
A PARADOX OF FATES (PREVENT THE PAST BOOK 1) by Rebecca Hefner
Dr. Elaine “Lainey” Randolph was born with one sole purpose: to prevent the past. With her brilliant mind and unwavering spirit, she works tirelessly to solve the equations that will finally unlock the mystery of time travel. Then, she will leave the post-apocalyptic future her grandfather created and travel back in time to prevent his calamitous actions.
When handsome military captain Hunter Rhodes appears at Lainey’s remote scientific hub, he offers her protection. But there are strings attached to the mysterious soldier’s proffer, and Lainey finds herself wary of the man who stokes unwelcome longing and desire in her unemotional heart. For Lainey is a scientist, obdurate and dispassionate toward the notion of romantic love.
As Lainey’s band of ragtag scientists and loyal soldiers endeavor to escape the dystopian future, the evil New Establishment threatens to destroy them all. In their unpredictable timeline, the nefarious regime has become all-powerful and will stop at nothing to ensure complete world domination.
JAXAR: WARLORD BRIDES (WARRIORS OF SANGRIN BOOK 8) by Nancey Cummings and Starr Huntress
Once bitten, twice shy. Vanessa knows what aliens want—babies— and she’s not having it. She’ll change her name, change her ID chip, and hunker down on a miserable moon on the far side of the galaxy before she gets matched to an alien brute. Again. Jaxar knows that Vanessa is the one for him but he needs time to convince her. With the clock ticking, he’ll do anything to claim her reluctant heart. Even steal her.
BIRTH OF THE COLOSSUS: A STEAMPUNK SPACE OPERA ADVENTURE (A HOLLY DRAKE JOB BOOK 5) by Nicole Grotepas
In the absence of the Heart, a new power rises. Holly Drake knew that her victory would be short-lived. Things never felt right after what happened. It was too little. Too much. A contradiction of all the emotions that the revelations shook up in her. If things can get worse. They will. She’s learned that much. Without her crew watching her back, she’d be lost. No. That’s not true. She’s strong and tough. As a new power rises and pecks at the fringes of her peace, she’s got nothing to fear. Whatever comes, she’ll face it. And take it out. The 6 Moons crew witnesses the birth of a new monster. A new beast. The threat is more than anything they could have imagined. If they don’t take it out, the colossus that forms from the skeletal remains of what once was will be more brutal and dangerous than even they could have known.
BANE’S HEART (A WORLD BEYOND BOOK 9) by Michelle Howard
Bane Hardusho is one of the famed Jutak Warriors from Team Three fighting for justice. When a potential career ending injury sidelines him, his position within the elite group is jeopardized. A military rehab center holds the only hope of helping him to get back on his feet. He should be concentrating on regaining his ability to walk, not the beautiful medic assistant assigned to help him.
Dharma Volgi’s time at a military rehab center is almost over and she’s close to gaining her freedom. Complete the assignment and get out. It’s all she can think about in order to survive. Until him. She’s helped soldier after soldier during their time at CV-8 but none caught her attention like the Jutak warrior from Enotia. Now she has a new mission—don’t fall in love. With danger looming on the horizon and betrayal around the corner, will their hearts survive the aftermath?
MIHILE’S MARVEL: QUASAR LINEAGE BOOK 12 by Pearl Tate
MIHILE – I hate being trapped underground. With the planet Quasar uninhabitable on the surface, my entire life has been spent without sunlight. Since I was born blind, it’s kind of fitting. With my lack of vision and light skin and hair, I represent not only the most unique features of our species, but also the most shunned. Even with my political connections, I have few friends and no female prospects for any kind of commitment. I think I’ll always be alone in the dark until I see her. Suddenly, my sight begins forming, and my already excellent hearing becomes super charged. Now, I find out almost everything I believed was a lie. Our planet is inhabited above ground, and even though my doctors don’t tell me themselves, I’ve mated. I’ll never be alone again—if my mate makes it to me. The ruling bodies of Quasar are conspiring against the males who’ve mated… maybe even killing them. Will the spacecraft carrying my mate make it to Quasar? And when they do, will we be able to expose the conspiracy and all those involved? How can we possibly stop something that runs so deep, when there’s no way to let everyone know the truth?
TARA – Every day, every decision, whether it’s large or small is based around my safety. Where I go, how I go there, and with whom is all carefully weighed. Despite my family’s diligence, between a hospital visit and attending college, I’m assaulted on a bus, and I end up fighting for my life. Given the choice to leave Earth by the equivalent of alien matchmakers, I decide to take the plunge. I’m sick of the fear and female suppression my government enables. I’m told that my mate has endured a similar plight, and I’ll have a part in changing that for his species. (…more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
CLAIMED BY THE ALIEN KING (WARRIORS OF QYNORA) by Aline Ash
Life on a salvage crew is a continuous struggle for a woman like me. And struggle turns to living hell when we’re captured by a Qynoran warcraft. The king has a breeding program, and my crew are it’s newest subjects. But when he sees me, he wants something more. He doesn’t want me as a breeder… he wants me for himself. The mate of the king? Me? I could never want such a cruel beast. But he’s determined to have me, and the longer I’m around him, the more my defenses fall. I’m supposed to be fighting for my freedom… can I really let myself be claimed by the king?
ALIEN’S BRIDE (GENETICALLY ALTERED HUMANS BOOK 14) by Rena Marks
Mail Order Brides. Such an archaic custom. But when an ad is circulated through Earth-Ground and the nine floating cities, it catches the eye of Cassandra Richter. Xenia has some of the most world-renowned doctors in reproductive endocrinology, including the famous Dr. Irina Mescar. This may be her one chance at having a baby.
Milo: He knows the delicate human female is his the first time he lays eyes on her. However, Cassandra Richter doesn’t feel the same. Instead she worships his Xeno Sapien brother, Landon. There’s nothing he can do but love her from afar—and hate Landon for stealing his one shot at happiness. Cassie: While Cassie is drugged to the hilt with Love Potion #9, the Xeno Sapien who catches her eye is magnificent. Sculpted and muscular, a sexy blue dream. He’s the one for her. Landon Xeno Sapien. Unfortunately, he’s not the one who triggers her compatibility. No, her friend and sponsor, Milo, does. But Landon nurtures the same feelings for her as she does for him. Can she forego her dream of having a child to have him instead?
HER ALIEN ALPHA (SALVAGED HEARTS BOOK 1) by Leslie Chase and Juno Wells
I’m not in space to meet a man. The crew of the Ladies’ Choice left Earth to work without distractions, so we have a rule: no men on board. That rule went out of the airlock when I found Delkor. An alien cyborg, locked in stasis for decades since the Big War. Leader of the rebels who took down an Empire. A smoking-hot alien alpha with a robot arm and a voice that melts me every time he speaks. But he’s as valuable as he is dangerous. The local gang bosses are powerful and will do whatever it takes to control Delkor, putting me and my crew in danger as long as he’s with us. Maybe walking away would be the smart thing to do, but I don’t have that option. Delkor wants me as much as I want him, and what he wants, he takes.
TUNDRAS, TRAVELERS AND OTHER TRAVESTIES by Amara Lynn
Eis has lived on a solar powered outpost in a tundra covered land all zir life. After zir parents passing, Eis is left to maintain the outpost alone, struggling to do so between chronic pain flare ups, waiting for the day a traveler might come in need of a warm bed and a meal. A day Eis thinks might never come, until a mysterious craft crashes into one of the solar panels. Eis never expected a traveler to come out of the craft, or for him to be so captivating and beautiful. Everything Eis knows could change with the coming of this traveler, and yet the greatest travesty would be never knowing what else is out there, beyond the tundra, beyond the skies.
HER ALIEN CAPTOR (PRAEZORIAN BPOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 1) by Ivy McAdams
Someone is here for me, and it’s not the pizza delivery man…The night a huge black-skinned alien with wicked horns abducts me, my reality is turned upside down. I may be no match for him, but I’m not going down without a fight. Especially when I discover my alien captor is a bounty hunter. I plead my innocence to no avail. He hates humans, but I still catch his heated gazes and experience his lingering touches. It’s enough to warm my blood, and I’m not complaining because the only thing colder and more unforgiving than him is outer space itself. There’s danger around every corner and if I’m going to survive, I’ll have to trust him. The funny thing about trust though. If you let a little spark in, it can catch fire…and that’s an inferno neither of us wants to be burned by, but one we can’t seem to put out.
THE ALIEN’S RANSOM (DRIXONIAN WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Ella Maven
“Nothing in my life had prepared me for extraterrestrial motorcycle clubs.” Frankie: I thought alien abductions only happened in movies. But here I am on a strange planet with green soil and a gang of muscled, wicked-horned aliens on hover bikes. All I want to do is go back to Earth, but the alpha male in charge has decided I belong to him. Now I’m on the back of his bike speeding to an unknown destination and super freaked out about liking his biceps and serious scowl. Good thing I have some banked personal days, because this might take awhile…
Daz: The job is supposed to be easy. All I have to do is deliver a spaceship of living cargo to the vile Uldani and they’ll release my brother. If I fail, they’ll take it out on him. Except the cargo is something I’ve never seen before–human females. The one called Frankie is beautiful and soft, and I’ve already spilled blood for her. Now how am I going to save my brother? Because this human female is mine.
THE LIFE BELOW (FINAL SIX BOOK 2) by Alexander Monir
It was hard enough for Naomi to leave Leo, a fellow Final Six contestant, behind on a dying Earth. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. The International Space Training Camp continues to dodge every question about its past failed mission, and Naomi is suspicious that not everything is as it seems on her own mission to Europa. With just one shot at Jupiter’s moon, Naomi is determined to find out if there is dangerous alien life on Europa before she and her crew get there.
Leo, back on Earth, has been working with renegade scientist Dr. Greta Wagner, who promises to fly him to space where he can dock with Naomi’s ship. And if Wagner’s hypothesis is right, it isn’t a possibility of coming in contact with extraterrestrial life on Europa—it’s a definite, and it’s up to Leo to find and warn Naomi and the crew. With questions piling up, everything gets more dangerous the closer that the mission gets to Europa. A storm threatens to interfere with Leo’s takeoff, a deadly entity makes itself known to the Final Six, and all questions the ISTC has been avoiding about the previous mission get answered in a terrifying way. If the dream was to establish a new world for humans on Europa…the Final Six are about to enter a nightmare.
ALIEN SOLDIER’S CAPTIVE (KENORIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Viki Storm
CORVI – Go to Earth. Get the weapon. Get out. Easy mission right? Wrong. Someone neglected to inform me that the “weapon” is a five-year-old human child. That’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is her caregiver, Samantha. Strong, beautiful… And a huge pain in the ass. Sam’s fiercely protective of the child, refusing to let me train her. Her bond with the girl is admirable, even if it reminds me of the offspring I’ll never have. Unless the Universe has decided to give this broken down old warrior the gift of a mate…
SAM – This alien jerk is holding us captive. Which is pretty easy to do, considering he’s huge, powerful and purple. Yeah, purple. My niece thinks it’s the coolest thing in the world to meet an alien, but not me. Even when he protects us, keeps us safe. Even when the sight of him starts to send heat to the most unmentionable parts of my body. I force myself to remember that he’s not interested in me and my niece. He only wants her for her so-called latent powers. And me? He doesn’t want me at all. Which is fine with me. I just want to get back to Earth… if there’s still an Earth to go back to.
QRURK: OBOSIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3 by Sabine Ferruci
Human Female Undercover on Obos – The easy part? Growing horns, claws, and silver skin. The hard part? Partnering with an overbearing Obosian male. Lieutenant Emma Johnson has played every possible undercover role as one of earth’s elite intelligence agents. But the jolts of heat around Qrurk make her ask: did she get her new body accessories to track down the bad guys? Or to beguile her new partner?
Qrurk, head of Obosian Intelligence, has been unable to stop the assassination attempts on his brother, Precep of Agra-Obos. He resents the order to involve the human woman, certain she can not pass as Obosian. But mostly, his mating reaction screams for him to take her, and he has never wanted a mate. He’s nearly certain. When they travel into the underbelly of Obos together, both are afraid, but not of the assassins they will encounter.
DREX: VIRILIAN MAIL ORDER MATES by Ella Blake
When your obsessed ex is one of the most ruthless men in the world and there’s no place on Earth to hide from him (because you’ve tried), going to a faraway planet sounds like an adventure and a chance for a fresh start. The program worked out well for women in the past, and it allows Madison to stay with the child she will produce. Maddy is intrigued by the gorgeous Virilian king she’s matched with. He is serious, obviously lonely, and she is strongly attracted to him, but there’s one problem: He wants nothing to do with her.
Well, that’s not exactly true. Drex Letu, King of Exir City, is immediately and intensely attracted to the female chosen for him by the High Sage. However, he still mourns the loss of his mate who died from a devastating virus years earlier, and which killed most Virilian females. Now, his grim, solitary life is dedicated to serving his city and grieving those he lost. The beautiful, vivacious human who he is expected to produce offspring with, tempts him like no other, but there is no room in his life for what she offers…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
MAREK (THE VARTIK KING CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Liza Probz
Jazmine – Being a thief was never my life’s ambition, but there’s something I need to find, and I’ll go to any length to do it. It’s a matter of life and death. And no one is willing to help. A few mishaps later, I find myself in trouble with the feline king and it’s time to RUN. But I don’t get very far. A handsome humanoid is wanting company for a long trip and he’s offering just the help I need. For a cost…
Marek – One year. That’s all I get before I’m to step up as rightful king of my people. A people believed to be extinct by the surrounding worlds. Even though I’m the eldest and most responsible, I’m in need of an adventure and a beautiful woman to help keep my blood warm. Finding a human thief who needed a transport around the galaxy was not part of the plan, but once I laid eyes on her, I knew she was mine. She might plan on ripping me off and not paying up on her half of the bargain, but that’s all right. I don’t only want her body. I want everything she’s got to offer. Forever.
ALIEN FIANCE: ALIEN BRIDE SERIES BOOK 2 by Luna Kingsley
Ida isn’t that different from all of the other girls at the bridal facility, but she’ll do anything to stand out of the crowd. The same mundane existence day after day is enough to drive her crazy. So when a Scaahni alien buys her and sends for her, she wants to be excited. Except he doesn’t seem to care who his bride is as long as he has one.
Zohled is too busy for love. He knows the perpetuation of their species is a top priority, in addition to making sure the villagers have enough food to make it through the winter. Ida is an unexpected distraction from the moment he lays his eyes on her soft features and smooth curves. After one look, he knows she’s the one he wants. He struggles to find a balance between his duties to his kingdom and to his new wife.
Ida wants excitement and adventure, so she can forget about the secret she hides. Zohled wants to make her happy, but he has the survival of all the villagers to think about as well. Opposites attract, but are their differences too great for them to overcome? Will these two strangers discover they have more in common than their passion in the bedroom?
ALIEN KNIGHT STEALS THE BRIDE (LUMERIAN KNIGHTS BOOK 2) by Becca Brayden
Lumerian Knight Torrin Llahsab has spent months as a prisoner of the evil Vilitos with one goal, a single purpose…survive, escape, track an ancient artifact before it can be used to destroy more of his people. When an opportunity comes at last, he is moments from stealing an enemy ship and making his escape when he sees a beautiful human woman, bound and gagged, being tormented by the evil guards. Weak and injured, he risks everything to save the female. He is a protector. A defender. It’s what he is to his core and he cannot simply walk away…
Light years from Earth, Nurse Juliette Rosen is having one hell of a bad week. Captured by aliens, put in chains and flown light years from home, she’s sure she’s going to end up as a science experiment, or worse. Until a gorgeous stranger risks everything to save her, nearly dying to break her free of the enemy ship. He’s beautiful, strong, and mortally wounded. The desire she feels is undeniable, but now it’s her turn to risk everything. Her life. Her freedom. The wild black market on an unknown alien world. And worst of all, the evil plans of a murderous alien ruler determined to take her as his next bride…and his next victim. Will her knight protector be able to steal the bride before it’s too late?
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIVE TIME TRAVEL: EPISODE 2: THE CHARADE by Alydia Rackham
Agent Artful Doyle and her new partner, Agent Darrish Fox, have been given their very first assignment: a “ghost” that should have been deactivated long ago has apparently turned up in a castle in Northumberland, 1880, terrifying guests who attempt to sleep in the Tapestry Chamber. And in order to complete the investigation together, the brand new team must masquerade as husband and wife.
AXXEON COMMANDER’S PET (MATES FOR AXXEON 9 BOOK 2) by Liz Paffel
Quixx of Axxeon is loyal to his King. But he’d rather be assigned a mission inside a black hole than follow the order to take a human wife. He’s rough around the edges and doesn’t care what humans think of him. His only focus is to make right on a terrible tragedy. But his King has other plans…Quixx must fetch his betrothed, after receiving some personal lessons in manners. Those lessons are to come from the most stubborn, infuriating– and enticing– woman that he knows.
Priya Kotbf knows first hand how impossible Quixx can be. He’s gruff, rude, hopeless, dismissive… and sexy as hell. The Axxeon King wants her to groom his third in command to take a wife. But more hangs in the balance than they thought… If she can’t make him behave, they could lose it all. It should be a simple task, until chaos erupts with the help of an old enemy and Quixx proves how impossible he can be. Priya makes a shocking discovery that changes everything… and makes it unthinkable to see Quixx in another woman’s arms.
KNIGHT AWAKENING (THE SCORPIUS SYNDROME BOOK 6) by Rebecca Zanetti
The world has changed. Any rules that might’ve been in place before the Scorpius bacterium ripped through civilization and decreased its population are no longer in place. Obsession and survival are the new reality. So, Marcus Knight, after a hellish time in captivity that stole most of his memory and all of his soul, has one focus, and that’s keeping Dr. Penelope Kim safe in the aftermath. She’d risked her life to save him once, and she’s all that matters. For months, he’s kept his distance, protecting her from afar, because he knows that one touch—one sigh—one kiss—from her will never be enough.
Passion is a Dangerous and Deadly Temptation – Penny Kim is one of the few doctors still living, and she alone holds the key to ensuring the human race continues. Several of her friends are pregnant, and the clock is ticking down on their survival. Her days are filled with experiments and hope, while her nights are consumed with visions and dreams of the hard-bodied and powerful soldier who’s made her safety his one and only mission. She should be wary of him; she should be terrified of him. Yet all she feels is an unreal craving for his touch that gets stronger every day. Life is short, and she’s unwilling to wait, unaware of the danger already hunting them both. Some risks are worth it, even in this new and dangerous world.
GRINDERS by C S Boyack
VS Note: Not a romance.
Jimi Cabot made one mistake as a starving college student. When she went to work for the San Francisco Police Department, it nearly cost her the job. The union stepped in and they had to reinstate her. They did so by assigning her to the duty nobody wants, Grinder Squad. Grinders are people who use back room surgeries to enhance their bodies with computer chips, and various kinds of hardware. Jimi is sure that if she can just bust one grind shop, it will be her ticket back.
Paired with veteran cop, she soon learns that Grinder Squad is a cash-cow for the department. They are nothing more than glorified patrol cops, and generally get the worst assignments. Matchless is the most wanted grinder of all time. He disappeared years ago, leaving only the evidence of those he enhanced during his career. With these pieces, Jimi picks up the cold trail to try working her way back to more respectable duty.
Grinders is a cyberpunk story set in a world where global warming has eroded coastlines, and society has solved many of our current problems by replacing them with new ones. There are cyber shut-ins, cyber-currency skimming schemes, and more in this futuristic tale.
THE DARKEST KING: WILLIAM’S STORY (THE LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD BOOK 15) by Gena Showalter
To become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist an irresistible beauty—or a curse will ensure his end…A merciless prince feared by all…Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love—murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he’s condemned to a string of one-night stands…until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free.
A rare creature of myth and power…One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday “Sunny” Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch…and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes…But which desire will prove stronger—lust or death? And who will give in first?
HOW TO LOVE YOUR ELF (EMBRACED BY MAGIC BOOK 1) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Sorcha knew the mission was dangerous. Leaving the safe grounds of her brother’s kingdom and parlaying with the elves across their border . . . well, treachery seemed at least as likely as true peace. But to support her sister, Sorcha would brave far more than the underhanded ways of the elves. Or so she thought, before she was taken hostage.
Of course, her captors didn’t count on her particular abilities—or on the help of the Woodsman, the mysterious thief who made his home in the forest. He saw the battle from the trees, saw the soldier attacking against incredible odds to save a comrade—and then saw the valiant fighter revealed as Princess Sorcha of Norveshka. He can’t tell if he wants to kidnap her or kiss her. But despite Sorcha’s stubbornness, his inconvenient honor, and a rebellion on the cusp of full war, something burns between them that neither can let go.
DRAGON LOST: A DARK KINGS NOVELLA by Donna Grant
Destinies can’t be ignored. No one knows that better than Annita. For as long as she can remember, it’s been foretold she would find a dragon. A real-life dragon. She’s beginning to think it was all some kind of mistake until she’s swimming in one of the many caves around the island and discovers none other than a dragon. There is no fear as she approaches, utterly transfixed at the sight of the creature. Then he shifts into the shape of a thoroughly gorgeous man who spears her with bright blue eyes. In that instant, she knows her destiny has arrived. And the dragon holds the key to everything.
All Royden wanted was to find an item his brother buried when they were children. It was supposed to be a quick and simple trip, but he should’ve known nothing would be easy with enemies like the Dragon Kings have. Royden has no choice but to trust the beguiling woman who tempts him like no other. And in doing so, they unleash a love so strong, so pure that nothing can hold it back.
THE DRAGON’S CHOICE (TAHOE DRAGON MATES BOOK 1) by Jessie Donovan
After Jose Santos’s younger sister secretly enters them both into the yearly dragon lottery and they get selected, he begrudgingly agrees to participate. It means picking a human female from a giant room full of them and staying around just long enough to get her pregnant. However, when his dragon notices one female who keeps hiding behind a book, Jose has a new plan—win his fated mate, no matter what it takes.
Victoria Lewis prefers being home with a book and away from large crowds. But she desperately wants to study dragon-shifters at close range, so she musters up her courage to enter the dragon lottery. When she’s selected as one of the potential candidates, she decides to accept her spot. After all, it’s not as if the dragon-shifter will pick her—an introverted bookworm who prefers jeans and sweats to skirts or fancy clothes. Well, until he’s standing right in front of her with flashing eyes and says he wants her. As Jose tries to win his fated female, trouble stirs inside his clan. Will he be able to keep his mate with him forever? Or will the American Department of Dragon Affairs whisk her away to some other clan to protect her?
SINISTER MAGIC (DEATH BEFORE DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Lindsay Buroker
I’m Val Thorvald, and I’m an assassin. When magical bad guys hurt people, I take care of them. Permanently. This doesn’t make me popular with the rest of the magical community—as you can tell from the numerous break-ins and assassination attempts I’ve endured over the years. But thanks to my half-elven blood, a powerful sword named Chopper, and a telepathic tiger with an attitude, I’ve always been able to handle my problems with aplomb. Maybe some cursing and swearing, too, but definitely aplomb.
That changes when my boss is afflicted with a mysterious disease, a government agent starts investigating me, and a godforsaken dragon shows up in the middle of my latest job.
I’ve taken down vampires, zombies, and ogres, but dragons are way, way more powerful. And it doesn’t look like this one is going to like me. Worse than that, he wants to use his magic to compel me to do his bidding, as if I’m some weak-minded minion. That’s not going to happen. I’d die before being some dragon’s slave. But if I can’t figure out a way to avoid him, save my boss, and get rid of the government spook, I’m screwed. Or dead. Or screwed and dead. And that’s never comfortable. Pick up Sinister Magic today to see if I make it. Even if you don’t care about me, I promise the tiger is cool.
VALKYRIE CONCEALED (VALKYRIE LEGACY BOOK 3) by Allyson Lindt
VS Note: This is a re-release with a new title.
Hel has flipped the kill switch, and the race is on for Kirby to stop the countdown before it hits zero. Kirby swore she’d never return to the TOM academy. With the lives of all the students at risk, she has to push aside her personal demons and confront her past. aving her former lovers—those who swore they’d let her go her own way—back in her life isn’t so great for her mental stability either. Kirby’s caught in a web of lies and murder. Will saving TOM’s latest victims destroy her sanity and the life she’s finally building for herself and those she loves?
DEMON’S DELIGHT (BEWITCHING BEDLAM BOOK 6) by Yasmine Galenorn
Wedding bells are in the air…It’s approaching the most wonderful time of the year again—Yule—and Bedlam is up to its ears in snow and manic joy. Maddy and Sandy are planning a double wedding, but things go haywire when someone unexpected shows up, one who’s intent on winning Maddy away from Aegis. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, something is turning the town of Bedlam on its head with a bout of rogue magic. Now, between the chaos running rampant and a choice Maddy never expected to face, will she make it to the altar before disaster strikes?
MIDNIGHT FAE ACADEMY: BOOK ONE by Lexi C Foss
A forbidden bite led to my capture and recruitment. There are no flowers here. No life.
Only death. I’m an Earth Fae who doesn’t belong here. They can play their little mind games all they want, but I’m going to find a way back to my elemental world. Even if it kills me. Except Headmaster Zephyrus is one step ahead of my every move. Prince Kolstov won’t stop cornering me. And Shadow–the reason I’m in this damn mess to begin with–haunts my dreams. My affinity for the earth is dying and being replaced by something more sinister. Something powerful. Something deadly. The Midnight Fae believe this is my fate. They claim that I was “recruited” for a purpose. To battle a rising presence. Or to die trying. I don’t owe them a damn thing. But if I have to pass their trials to find my way home, then so be it. I survived a plague and far worse in the Elemental Fae realm. An ominous energy? Please. What a joke. Give it your best shot. I’m waiting.
And don’t you dare bite me. Or I’ll make you regret it.
A NURSERY, A NECROMANCER AND A NEW CHAPTER (DEANNA OSCAR PARANORMAL MYSTERY BOOK 13) by CC Dragon
The house is clean and safe for the newest member of the Oscar family…but when a necromancer starts circling the mansion, Deanna knows she must empower a new team while she tackles the challenges of motherhood. She’ll supervise and help but one way or another, she’s taking a break and this is her last case while her little one is vulnerable. Passing the baton isn’t easy but the legacy of Oscars in New Orleans must go on.
RISING FROM THE ASHES: A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY FOR AUSTRALIA by Various
Love will always rise. Rising From the Ashes is a Charity Anthology and a labor of love.
All proceeds will go directly to Australia’s State Emergency Relief Fund and WIRES, an Australian Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service. We’ve assembled a delectable collection of amazing romance and fantasy by New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. We hail from many countries, and we’ve joined together to help Australia recover from its devastating fires. Everything from stories to cover art to formatting has been donated.
This limited-edition omnibus includes fantasy and romances of all genres, with hot men and strong women. Every single book proves love and perseverance and grit really do conquer all.
TO CATCH A BANDIT (THIS IS BANDIT TERRITORY BOOK 1) by Emma Dean
Assassin. Phantom. Raven. Emily is one of the most elite assassins in her flock. She is only one of two ravens granted the right to hunt solo at only twenty-three years old. Her first mission: find and take out an unknown target at a specified time and location. It should be easy enough, and yet…the last thing she expected was to see the male she’d danced with during the witches’ Samhain Ball. For the first time in her professional career, Emily froze. It was the first time she couldn’t make the kill – not without answers. Little did she know she wasn’t the only assassin hired. There are three others to ensure all four raccoons shifters are dead. But before she can figure out what is going on, the raccoons take her through a portal and she lands in a different world.
Will Emily follow them on their adventure, explore the feelings she still has for them, or will she follow through on her contract and kill the man she might be in love with?
UNTIL I MAKE YOU MINE (WOLVES OF AMROK HOLLOW) by Jeanette Lynn
In theory, it sounds simple enough. An arranged mating. Daunting as the idea of blindly mating a possible stranger may be, Emersyn is short on options and growing desperate for an answer. What she could never have accounted for, was the wolf who decides he’s not only the solution to her unique problem, but the only anything she’ll ever need. Not one to just give in when a challenge presents itself, particularly in the form of the stubborn, headstrong female he’s had his eye on for quite some time now, he’ll hound his curvy, adamant little bit of destiny until he’s made her HIS.
DARK SPY’S RESOLUTION (CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 37) by I T Lucas
The best-laid plans often go awry.
GODDESS OF VIRTUE by Laura Greenwood and L A Boruff
How to go from burlesque dancer to goddess in one simple step…Amilee loved her life on the stage, until the Blood Moon rose and she gained memories of who she used to be. Now she has to reconcile her past and her present, which would be easier if she hadn’t just learned she was the burlesque-dancing Goddess Of Virtue. Lucky for her, three demi-god protectors have turned up at her dressing room door, and they’re willing to guide her through her new life.
DEAD ON ARRIVAL (DEATH DEALERS BOOK 1) by Mason Sabre and Rachel Morton
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – Two bodies walk out of a morgue …Harper Matthews is a Death Dealer. Not that she knows it. Her magic is dud; medicated out of her. At least she hopes so. In her world, she’s a 25-year-old-girl whose life is already a mess. Between the boss, she can’t stand, the jerk she’s dating and the foul-mouthed slob who lives below her, she’s about ready to hide and never come out. The thing is, she might just need to do that. When the body she is working on in the morgue gets up and walks out the door, Harper’s pretty sure she didn’t cause it, Bounty hunter, Ethan Stone knows what Harper is, and he’s trying to help her. He has seen what is coming; who is looking for her. He knows, first-hand, what happens when a Magical denies what they are. If only she’d listen.
GHOSTS AND GATEAUX (WOICKED WITCHES OF BROOKDALE BOOK 2) by Sara Bourgeois
When a nasty and unpopular resident of Brookdale is murdered, Fern has to set aside personal feelings to find justice for the victim. Unfortunately, her investigation puts her directly in the killer’s line of sight. The danger also pushes her closer to Detective Mitch Landry. Will Fern’s involvement in the case put their new feelings on ice? Can Fern deal with all of Gumbo’s sass?
SPRINKLED, SPELLED AND SLAYED (AN ALLEGRA DARLING COZY MYSTERY BOOK 3) by Sara Bourgeois
A dead psychic is an excellent way to ruin your day. A dead psychic that was involved in a confrontation with your shop manager the day before? Well, that’s enough to land Allegra in the middle of another murder mystery.
CONFRONTING THE DRAGON (DRAGON FORGED BOOK 3) by Rinelle Grey
What Rita needs is a healthy dose of reality. She needs to quit pining over what ifs. There’s no way she can get over what Warrian did, no matter how hot he is. Not that it matters—the world certainly hasn’t stopped while she’s been away. Is what she’s gained worth what she’s missed?
Warrian knows Rita’s hiding something from him. And it’s big, so big it could rip right through whatever it is he’s trying to pretend they don’t have. When he finds out the truth, will it be better or worse than he expected? Maybe it’s time for them to go their separate ways.
SHIELD-MAIDEN: UNDER THE HOWLING MOON (THE ROAD TO VALHALLA BOOK 1) by Melanie Karsak
In my dreams, Odin whispers to me. He tells me I’m destined to wield a legendary sword.
He tells me my road will bring me to Valhalla. But when I wake, I’m only Hervor. Fatherless. Unloved. Unwanted. Jarl Bjartmar, my grandfather, calls me cursed. My mother, her memories stolen by the gods, has forgotten me. Everyone tells me I should have been left to the wolves, but no one will tell me why. None but Eydis, a thrall with völva magic, believes I’m meant for a greater destiny. Yet who can believe a devotee of Loki? When the king and his son arrive for the holy blót, the runes begin to fall in my favor. A way forward may lie in the handsome Viking set on winning my heart, but only if I unravel the mystery hanging over me first.
YOU HAD ME AT WOLF (WOLFF BROTHERS BOOK 1) by Terry Spear
A wolf on a mission needs a partner…even if it’s only for one date…The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They’ve always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They’re settling in for a quiet winter, when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they’d ever planned. Private Investigator and gray wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in—he can’t resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long dormant yearning in his heart. As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own…to convince Josie that there’s more to life than work…and that she’s his perfect mate.
FANG AND CLAW: NOCTURNE ACADEMY BOOK 2 by Evangeline Anderson
The right side of my face is normal–even pretty. But the left side, I hide in shame. That’s where The Fire marked me…scarred me forever. At Nocturne Academy I’m nothing–just a little Norm girl with no supernatural powers and a disfigured face. Which is why it’s so strange that a big, Handsome Drake like Ari Reyes should take an interest in me.
But it isn’t only Ari who’s interested in me. For under his high cheekbones and clear amber eyes, he hides another, much more frightening visage–A Drake, the fire-breathing monster that lives within him. A monster who has decided I should be his alone. Can I survive Ari’s love for me? And more importantly, can I survive the love of his Drake?
Because once a girl has been claimed by a Drake, the only way out is through The Fire.
What am I going to do?
SOULROMANCE (RELUCTANT NECROMANCER BOOK 6) by Kaye Draper
With everyone home safe, Esper can finally focus on finding a permanent body for Awan. But can she trust herself enough to use her powers for good—and can she tie the skinwalker to her forever? Cue magic lessons from one crazy old aunt, and a few animal test subjects. But on the cusp of success, the town faces a threat that will put Esper’s murder to the test, and bring them face to face with the supernatural council. Esper never wanted responsibility. She just wanted to be left alone with her creepy hobbies and her creepy old house. Now suddenly she’s responsible for the safety of the entire town of Hellsfork.
LAST BUT NOT LEASE (THE ABC’S OF SPELLCRAFT BOOK 5) by Jordan Castillo Price
Yuri knew his idyllic beachfront cabin wouldn’t last forever—but he wasn’t expecting to come home to an eviction notice. And with Uncle Fonzo back in town, Dixon’s attic apartment is getting crowded. Unfortunately, real estate in Pinyin Bay is surprisingly scarce. Good thing there’s an up-and-coming crowdsourced experience called Hunting Party that really moves the needle on the traditional rental acquisition model.
Okay, it really is as obnoxious as it sounds. But rentals are so few and far between, Dixon and Yuri are willing to give it a shot. Pitted against a group of apartment hunters, the guys must compete with the other hopefuls to land a new place. It’s clearly all just a cheesy sales ploy, and the apartments they view are real dumps. And yet…they’re also oddly appealing. Since all the rentals are in the falling-down neighborhood known as Scrivener Village, it stands to reason Spellcraft is involved. But when exposing the magic could leave Dixon and Yuri without a roof over their heads, can they really afford to be so picky?
THE ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF’S MATE (MONSTERY YOURS BOOK 3) by S J Sanders
Arawl is the youngest son of the alpha and portal guardian for Evarue werewolf tribe. It is a thankless, demanding duty and he despises the impingement on his freedom that other unmated males enjoy. He wants his freedom more than anything, instead he is expected to take a mate and be an upstanding male in the tribe. There is no fun in that. When an opportunity comes for him to escape to the human world for a single day of pleasures among humans, he jumps at the chance. He doesn’t expect himself to encounter a female who makes his mating instinct roar to life, nor to wake up in his true form accidentally mated!
Ana hasn’t had an easy life. When she aged out of the foster care system without family ties, it left her with no one except her best friend Jinx. Though she mourns the one thing that’s been missing most of her life, she isn’t going to trust her heart to just anyone…certainly not a fickle male who isn’t interested in settling down. When a sexy stranger she brings home turns out to be an enormous man-wolf she didn’t think she could be any more surprised—until she discovers that, during their wild night of passion, he accidentally mated her to him. Now she must enter a world she never imagined in order to find the one person who might be able to sever the unintended bond between them. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the people, nor to find herself in the midst of a mystery when females begin to go missing once again from the tribe. It could be the adventure of a lifetime, or the fates may have something more in mind for this stubborn witch.
HIS FIERY KISS (REAL MEN OF WILDRIDGE BOOK 1) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix
Panther shifter Elissa Malkin lives her life on the straight and narrow, always on the right side of the law, never a step out of line. So how the hell did she end up being a getaway driver for a cat burglar? The best she can hope for is to not get caught. Then her boss assigns her to report on Wildridge Security, the very firm tasked with finding the thief. Crap!
After sitting behind a desk for far too long, Ragan DeFever is finally in the field. So what if he has to babysit a reporter while he investigates a break-in? The delectable curves, flowing black hair, and violet eyes that call to his inner dragon are just a bonus. He can’t wait to solve this case so he can get to know the woman who makes his heart blaze with endless flames. But all isn’t as it seems, and with Ragan by her side, Elissa is a wanted woman…in more ways than one. Now how the hell is she going to get out of this?
A LONG WAY DOWN by Edward Kendrick
Homeless, Daw has managed to survive on the streets. That is, until a killer throws him off the rooftop where he has crashed for the night and he becomes a ghost. Luckily Brody Ellis, also a ghost, finds him moments later, and takes him home to meet the rest of the “Ghostie Boys,” who have chosen to remain in this world. Because Daw doesn’t know who killed him, the six ghosts put their heads together to find his murderer so he can move on. In the process, they run into Russ, a young acquaintance of Daw’s, who is another of the killer’s victims, and bring him home with them.
Will the ghosts, with some help from their human friends Mike and Sage, be able to stop the killer before he strikes again? More to the point, because of the growing attraction between Daw and Russ, will they want to move on, thus separating them for eternity, if the ghosts can prove who the man was who murdered them?
RECKLESS TIMES (PARAGON SOCIETY BOOK 1) by Michelle Hercules
Weak. Useless. Freak. Those are the words used to describe me. I’m an Idol who can’t see, and in this savage world where power is everything, being born with a disability makes me an aberration. Idols are the direct descendants of the gods. We’re supposed to be perfect. My parents kept me protected behind walls most of my life. They fear I won’t survive in the real world. They have no idea what kind of power runs through my veins.
Stephan Silverstone—the most perfect Idol I’ve ever met—does. He’s cocky, annoying, and pushes my buttons like no other. But he sees me, the real person behind all the preconceived notions. Without effort, he’s breaking all my barriers; he’s claiming my heart. When I’m with him, sparks fly. I want to be reckless and forget everything. If only things were that simple. We’re both keeping dangerous secrets that could tear us apart. War is coming, and I’m not sure if what we have will survive.
SEDONA SEDUCTION (SEDONA PACK BOOK 2) by Lisa Kessler
Jaguar shifter, Vance Park used to be one of the Nero Organization’s top assassins, but today he calls the Sedona Pack his family, and Sedona, Arizona, his home. He’s no longer a hired gun, but a new senate candidate with insider secrets into Nero’s shifter experiments, may change all that. Campaign promises could put targets on the backs of all the people Vance cares about, especially Kaya. He may have one last job after all.
Kaya Blackwing has always been a loner, but through a twist of fate, she’s finally found her Pack, and a place to belong. When she discovers her one true mate is a man with a deathwish, and more secrets than she can count, she struggles to redirect her wolf’s primal instincts, but one kiss from Vance seduces her to dream of a future together, and she won’t give it up without a fight.
UNMASKED (RISE OF THE PHOENIX BOOK 1) by Nikki Landis
VS Note: A re-release. Listed in erotica.
When Veronica Valente, the daughter of the famous crime lord, rebels against her strict and overbearing father, she seeks a night of pleasure to forget the mess her life has become. Geron’s dark mask hides a painful past. When revenge becomes his only objective, he’ll be faced with a choice that could ruin all his carefully constructed plans.
Explosive passion and dangerous lies collide with raw need and practiced seduction. Which one will keep their true identity a secret and who will be . . . UnMasked?
DRAGON’S CHOSEN MATE (STORM DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Riley Storm
When word reaches Winterspell that a powerful demon lord has escaped the Abyss, high-ranking witch Christine Sinnclare knows this is what she’s been waiting for. Not only will she join the team being formed to deal with the threat, but she intends to be its leader. She’s strong, powerful, and knows she has what it takes to handle the other witches. Yet when a surprise turn of events lands one of the smoking hot dragons in the midst of her team, everything’s shaken up.
Dragon shifter Altair has never felt at peace. The war has left its mark on him, but not in any physical way. Beset by perceived failure, his mind is slowly turning against him. With symptoms growing worse by the day, he knows it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed because of him. Again. Seeking a way to redeem himself, he volunteers against orders to join the fight against the demon lord, placing himself under the command of a curvy, powerful witch.
Christine thought that having a dragon on her team would make it stronger. Instead, he’s trying to do everything himself regardless of the cost to the team. If they’re going to succeed, she knows that finding out what’s driving Altair is paramount. But spending time with the dragon has her feeling emotions that she wasn’t expecting. The two of them will have to give in to their desires if they have any hope of defeating the demon lord. Can she finally get Altair to open up to her, or will his past ruin everything she’s working to build?
PIKA OMEGA PLUS ONE (SHIFTER TOWERS BOOK 3) by Jessica E Subject
Milo – My mate died in a horrible car crash the night after he claimed me. I didn’t know I was pregnant with his child until he was buried in the ground. Luckily, my brother and his family supported me through it all. Now, it’s time for me to earn my keep. I’m going back to work. Not only to earn money, but to have a social life again. Even if just during the hours I’m at my job. Because I’m nowhere near ready for another relationship. Not sure I ever will be.
Yoni – I moved to Saramto to take a paid intern position at the local news station. My first time living in such a big city. And as the time limit on my contract kept looming closer, I hoped to come across something to keep me here. Nothing did. Until I met Milo and his adorable son. Now, I want them to be mine and I have no desire to leave. But my time is drawing near. While I pray for some miracle to come along and let me stay, I must find a way to tell Milo I have to go.
STORIES OF HOPE: BRUSHFIRE RELIEF ANTHOLOGY by Various
This year, many Australian communities have been affected by bushfires. People—and animals—have lost their lives and their homes. The Australian Speculative Fiction community asked the question, ‘What can we do to help?’ ‘Stories of Hope’ was born from the smoke and ashes, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales based on the theme of ‘hope.’ All money raised from the sales of this book will be donated to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund. This is no ordinary anthology, it’s a message of hope for the future.
FIRE AND WATER (KATE KANE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR BOOK 3) by Alexis Hall
I like my women like I like my whiskey: embroiled in a magical war – Ten years ago I fought for the Witch Queen of London in a mystical showdown against a King Arthur wannabe with a shaved head and a shotgun. Back then, the law did for him before he could do for us. I don’t think we’ll get that lucky again. As if the mother of all wizard battles wasn’t bad enough, fate or destiny or a god with a really messed-up sense of humor has dropped a weapon that could rewrite the universe right into the middle of London, and anybody with half a sniff of arcane power has rocked up to stake their claim on it. Last time this happened, the city went to pieces. This time, it might just go to Hell.
Also, still dating a vampire. Still got an alpha werewolf trying to get in my pants. Still sharing a flat with a woman made of animated marble—only now apparently there are two of her. But you know what they say: the more things change, the more they stay the same crap that’s been trying to kill you your entire life.
THE FLOWERS OF TIME (LOST IN TIME BOOK 3) by A L Lester
VS Note: I’m not seeing the literal time travel element here in the blurb although the books sounds very appealing. I know there is a time travel element in the other books of the series, so I’ve included it here.
Jones is determined to find out what caused the unexpected death of her father whilst they were exploring ancient ruins in the Himalayas. Along with a stack of books and coded journals, he’s left her with the promise she’ll travel back to England for the first time since childhood and try being the lady she’s never been.
Edie and her brother are leaving soon on a journey to the Himalayas to document and collect plants for the new Kew Gardens when she befriends Miss Jones in London. She’s never left England before and is delighted to learn the lady will be returning to the mountains she calls home at the same time they are planning their travels. When they meet again in Srinagar, Edie is surprised to find that, out here, the Miss Jones of the London salons is “just Jones” the explorer, clad in breeches and boots and unconcerned with the proprieties Edie has been brought up to respect.
The non-binary explorer and the determined botanist make the long journey over the high mountain passes to Little Tibet, collecting flowers and exploring ruins on the way. Will Jones discover the root of the mysterious deaths of her parents? Will she confide in Edie and allow her to help in the quest? The trip is fraught with dangers for both of them, not least those of the heart.
THE GOLDEN KEY by Marion Womack
VS Note: Not a romance.
1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms. Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens. But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end.
MEAGAN’S CHOICE (WITCH’S DESTINY BOOK 2) by Rebecca Airies
VS Note: A re-release.
One desperate choice. Life will never be the same. Accused of spying for a Dark Sorcerer, Meagan runs from her village. But another attack looms on the horizon and help isn’t coming. Without drastic action, her home city could fall. She has one option– try to take up her ancestor’s weapons and deal with the consequences later. Consorts, vampires, dragons, and a permanent relationship would wait until the city was safe.
Samiel and Jaeson come to fight the Dark Sorcerer, but find a stunningly sexy woman whose magic matches theirs. She’s focused so intently on the battle that she barely notices them. Not acceptable. Slow kisses and sensual caresses slowly turn her attention to the hot desire between them. Their touch is seductive and tempting, but life isn’t all sex. Somehow, they must learn to work together, because time’s running out. They have to stop this Dark Sorcerer or lose their chance at forever.
HOUNDED (FAE MAGIC BOOK 8) by Jessica Aspen
When Carmine’s forced to run for safety into the place she fears the most she falls head-over-heels into a world of enchantment—where wolves change into men, fairies fly through the air, and she herself might be a lost fae princess with magical powers…Betrayed by his pack the last thing wolf shifter Culann needs is a woman who’s never seen magic—even if she is fated to be his true-mate. And when he finds out she’s a fairy princess in disguise? A hell breaks loose. For a lone wolf and an every-day-girl-turned-princess to succeed it will take fighting an evil queen bent on world domination, discovering magic—and trusting in true love.
MARKED BY THE ALPHA (BEAR RIDGE BOOK 2) by Natalie Kristen
Stopping at a small town on his way home, Steve Harris walks in on an auction.
An auction is where goods and property are sold to the highest bidder, right?
Imagine his shock when he sees a human woman being shoved on to the stage to be auctioned off. No way is he going to just stand by and let that happen. Not when that feisty red-haired beauty is his mate!
Erin Calder is being sold to pay off a debt she doesn’t owe. She knows that life isn’t fair, but this is beyond the pale. Standing on the auction stage, with savage wolves on either side of her, she wonders if she can pull off a daring escape. When she meets the piercing eyes of a handsome stranger in the crowd, Erin resolves to take a chance. He may be her only hope. But Steve and Erin soon find out that there is much more at stake. The rabbit hole is much deeper and darker than they realize.
WITCH’S THREE (THE WITCH’S GIFT BOOK 1) by Jewel Killian
Delilah’s got more magic than anyone. Ever. So, naturally the government wants it, sending a team of three why-are-they-soooo-flippin’-hot guys after her. One of whom, just so happens to be her familiar. Her human familiar — that hasn’t happened in, well, ever. But the government isn’t alone in wanting a piece of Del’s power. Something else is after her. Something dark and twisted. Something which no one believes exists. How could it?
ECHOES FROM THE VEIL (AISLING CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Colleen Halvorsen
Aisling Elizabeth Tanner is now the leader of the Faerie rebellion. Facing the end of the world, she will have to find the strength to lead the Fae to victory against the threat they face, or risk losing everything, including Finn, whom she’s come to love more than life. Warrior Finn O’Connell wants nothing more than to fight by Elizabeth’s side. But an ancient Celtic goddess threatens to take charge of his soul, and he will have to wage a war within himself to save the rebellion from disintegrating into chaos. Betrayal leads them into the Fae Underworld, where Finn discovers his greatest sacrifice might be letting Elizabeth go—forever.
THE ARMY OF ANGELS (LOVELACE AND WICK SERIES BOOK 3) by Jennifer Rainey
There’s no rest for the wicked…even when the wicked are trying to retire. In the thirteen years since they abandoned their demonic duties to Hell, Iago Wick and Dante Lovelace have become world travelers and developed an acute aversion to responsibility of any kind. Life is sublime until an old friend comes knocking with a favor to ask.
Gloria Ambrose is an angel in need. Her brothers and sisters are disappearing, and signs indicate the angels are being taken to Purgatory, a treacherous land that only a demon can navigate. As Dante and Iago plunge into Purgatory’s depths, they uncover a madman’s plot to turn angels into weapons, using the vast wasteland of the underworld as his testing ground.
With the help of friends new and old, Mr. Lovelace and Mr. Wick devise a rescue plan, but peril, past lives, and amphibious beasts lurk around every corner. Not to mention, things are never what they seem in Purgatory. Whose twisted mind is really behind the army of angels?
ZERO FOX TO GIVE (MISFIT SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Rae Foxx
It was only when I was spread eagle before a tongue god, laid out on a desk after breaking and entering in an attempt to solve a murder, that I began to question my life.
Question things like: Where has this man’s tongue been all my life? Why did I kinda-accidentally burn down my school? How did I get so lucky as to have two sand cat shifters for my mates? Well, I was questioning… before my joyous screaming became loud enough that I had to high-tail it out of there before finding any clues for the murder I had been charged with. Oh, did I forget to mention that I was the suspect here? Yeah, no clues, but good tongue.
I may not be the best detective, but I certainly am enjoying myself along the way. Easy to do when it turns out I have more than my sand cat shifter twins to keep me comfortable.
Well, except a wolf with an eyepatch might be hunting me, come to take me back to my pack after I kinda-maybe killed someone. That’s the second dead body, if you’ve been keeping track. So, I’m a murderer-arsonist, with a few too many mates, in a place that offers visitors a “Cummings Good Time?” Could things get crazier? Hell yes! I’m about to solve my first murder. Now, if everyone around me would stop turning up dead.
ROYAL VAMPIRE SECTOR by Melody Rose
When the zombies attacked, Vanessa was supposed to die like everyone else. Only she didn’t. Why? Because The vampire king saved her. After all, how was he supposed to survive if all the humans were dead. So now, Vanessa is locked away in his tower until time ends.
BEAR’S LEGACY (KISS-MATE SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Juniper Hart
Growing up in a broken home, I had two missions—to protect my sister and get the hell out of my father’s pack. I didn’t need my father, his money, or his Alpha bear legacy clouding over me and holding me back. I had almost forgotten about him, making it on my own as a solider and football player. If only he’d stayed alive, I might not have had to think about him again. Then again, if not for his untimely death, I never would have met Lucinda, the high-powered and stunningly beautiful lawyer who is trying to make me an offer I don’t want. However, I can’t resist her perfect lips, stunning eyes, and legs that go on for days…As much as I want her to go away, I know I must claim her as my own. Is fate conspiring against us as we strike a bargain that’s bound to end in heartbreak?
WRATH OF THE GODS (MAGIC BLESSED ACADEMY BOOK 3) by Eva Ashwood
Everything I’ve been told about the gods and magic is a lie. I wanted answers. And, holy shit, did I get them. But now all I have are more questions and a bunch of powers I don’t know how to control. After the shocking revelation that left me reeling, I’m left questioning everything about myself. But at least there are three men who still believe in me. Three men who will fight by my side no matter what. Lachlan, Trace, and Merrick each hold a piece of my heart. I never thought I needed anyone, but they’re mine now, and I’m theirs. And if the gods want to come for them… They’ll have to get through me.
SUCCUBUS SOCCER MOM by Jacquelyn Faye
You know that bitch from hell everybody talks about? That’s me. I mean that literally.
I was born in the seventh circle of Hell to two demons of noble lineage. Know what that means? Squat. My brimstone birth certificate and five bucks might get me a cup of coffee from Starbucks. The minute I was born, they handed me off to a wet nurse, sent me to earth, and left me to fend for myself. I suppose, I should thank them. They taught me at an early age that there is nothing in either world more important than self-sufficiency.
To survive, I needed money. So, naturally, I became a stripper. Don’t judge, it paid the bills. A lot of them. And it provided a solution to my particular dietary requirements. I’m a succubus. We eat lust for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. What better place to get it than a seedy, smoke-filled bar full of horndogs shoving dollar bills in your thong? Life was good.
Then, I met Ryan and fell in love. He knew what I was and loved me anyway. I loved him so much that we got married and I gave him twin children. And then he died. And left me alone. Okay, not completely alone. He left me two kids to raise and a crippling sense of loss. So, I did what any demon would do, I loaded up the kids and moved a thousand miles to start a new life. Now, my Hell is in suburbia and the most evil things in my life are my home owners’ association and the PTA. Maybe it wasn’t too late to go back to Hell.
A DEMON FOR FOREVER by K L Noone
A demon, a rock star, and wedding bells! Justin Moore and Kris Starr have their happy ending: a life together, full of magic and music. Justin’s always wanted to get married, and ever since Kris proposed, he’s thrown himself into wedding planning. But planning a wedding’s not easy when the whole world’s watching their choices — including whether to invite Kris’s estranged father.
Kris wants Justin to have that perfect day. He’ll support the man he loves, whether that means agreeing to carrot cake or writing a new love song or getting excited when Justin shyly wants to wear a wedding dress. But Justin also wants him to reconcile with his father. And Kris loves Justin. So, with their wedding weeks away, Kris will try to face the ghosts of his past … with his demon at his side.
COURT OF RUINS (THE FALLEN FAE BOOK 1) by Jenna Wolfhart
Reyna Darragh despises the scheming ways of the fae courts–she’d rather be on the battlefield. But as the daughter of a High King, her hand in marriage can end the war faster than her sword. So, with her realm in tatters, she agrees to marry her enemy, Prince Thane. The very same prince who killed hundreds of her kind during the war.
Because Reyna has a far greater scheme in mind. To save her kingdom from the vicious prince, she plans to marry him, make him king, and then murder him, so that she can take the throne herself. But as she grows closer to securing the crown, traitorous desire stirs. Beyond the storm of passion, intrigue, and betrayal, a greater evil rises in a forgotten realm. In the end, Reyna can help stop it, but she must decide where her loyalties lie: with her duty to her kingdom, or with the vengeance in her heart.
HARLEY MERLIN 16: FINCH MERLIN AND THE BLOOD TIE by Bella Forrest
VS Note: no blurb given.
SNOW’S SOLDIERS (FAIRY TALES AND NIGHTMARES BOOK 1) by L C Hibbett
When I was a little girl, my mother told me I was a princess, and that one day, I’d be surrounded by princes. Together, she said, my princes and I would do great things. But that was before I knew about heartbreak or godawful stepmothers. That was before my entire world became a living hell.
Now, I’m not a kid anymore, and I don’t believe in bullshit like fairy tales and happy ever afters. By day, I attend the University of Freiburg. By night, I stalk the forest, searching for the monsters that stole my mother from me and ruined my life. After all these years, I didn’t really expect to find them. It’s not as if there are witches and charmed cottages and handsome warriors just hiding in the Black Forest, am I right? Yeah, you guessed it. I’m wrong. There’s far more hiding in the shadows than I could have imagined, and nothing will ever be the same again.
THE WINTER SACRIFICE (RISE OF THE DARK FAE BOOK 1) by Marisa Claire
Never kiss a Fae the first time you meet… you’ll always end up getting burned. I’m so stupid. I shouldn’t have accepted their job offer. But the money, the excitement…the glamour was just too tempting to pass up. Even stupider, when I arrive for work, I lock eyes—and lips—with the most arrogant, but delicious guy I’ve ever seen, and an unbelievable truth is revealed…My so-called employers are murderous, dark Fae from a parallel realm, and the whole elaborate offer is a damn lie. Oh, and that sexy guy I made out with? He’s the Heir to the Winter Throne. And somehow, he’s my fated mate. He’s hot as hell, but I need to run… immediately. But when I try, a dangerous secret about myself is exposed, sending the Fae courts into chaos and seeking war with the human world…And now the prince is hot on my tail… in more ways than one. The insatiable heat drawing us together is only tempered by the hate that smolders between us. Forced together to survive, I have no choice but to trust him—or risk letting their cruel war shatter all I’ve ever known.
CINIS by Pelaam
When Valentine’s sire is forced to take a mate by his Clan leader, Valentine is reduced to stoking the castle’s furnaces as nothing more than a cindered servant to the new matriarch. With his sire Libertine incarcerated and Valentine forced to wear a cursed collar, there seems no way to escape Belladonna’s hold on them.
When a stranger appears, Valentine is surprised by how quickly he trusts the other vampire. He accepts the request to go to the castle of his Clan Lord, the ancient and powerful Hades, to uncover who is working to overthrow him. His reward is freedom for both him and his sire. No one is meant to know who he really is, and Valentine pretends he’s one of Hades’ favorites while in the castle, adopting the name Cinder and playing his Seductive nature to its full. But his world is shaken to its core when Valentine finds himself falling for the enigmatic Cole. As a Seductive, Valentine never imagined he’d want an Alpha Predator as a mate. Worse yet, it may be that Cole could be the very one he’s been sent to uncover. When the battle for dominance begins, where will Valentine’s loyalty lie?
IMAGINARY NUMBERS (INCRYPTID BOOK 9) by Seanan McGuire
Sarah Zellaby has always been in an interesting position. Adopted into the Price family at a young age, she’s never been able to escape the biological reality of her origins: she’s a cuckoo, a telepathic ambush predator closer akin to a parasitic wasp than a human being. Friend, cousin, mathematician; it’s never been enough to dispel the fear that one day, nature will win out over nurture, and everything will change. Maybe that time has finally come.
After spending the last several years recuperating in Ohio with her adoptive parents, Sarah is ready to return to the world–and most importantly, to her cousin Artie, with whom she has been head-over-heels in love since childhood. But there are cuckoos everywhere, and when the question of her own survival is weighed against the survival of her family, Sarah’s choices all add up to one inescapable conclusion. This is war. Cuckoo vs. Price, human vs. cryptid…and not all of them are going to walk away.
DRAGON BE MINE: CLAN SAOR-IAITHEAN (DRAGON GUARD BOOK 42) by Julia Mills
Tropical vacation, his fire-breathin’ ass. The Isle of Dagda is not for the feign of heart. Weather patterns changed at the whim of the gods. One minute, his scales could be boiling off his backside, the next, he could be soaked to the bone. It’s nowhere Ven ever wanted to go, but when duty calls, what’s a Dragon to do?
Through the power of the gods and the good deeds of her Ancestors, Izett is none other than the legendary White Winged Wolf. Created by Dagda’s Lightning, it’s foretold that she will restore the balance of time, open the hidden portals, and guide the Magical world to their Eden. No pressure, right?
Finding one another was the easy part. Staying alive to complete their destiny, well, that’s where things just might go to hell in a handcart. With little time to waste and the Fate of the Past, Present, and Future resting squarely on their shoulders, can Izett accept that Fate has thrown her yet another curveball? Can Ven persuade his lovely Lupine Queen that scales are better than fur any day of the week? Will this couple defeat the Demon god of Time and Space before everything they know is blown to kingdom come?
Fate will not be denied, but She’s put in a tall order this time. Hanging on to true love with both hands, Ven and Izett will move heaven and earth to save the day. But will it be enough?
FINDING FAITH (RETURN OF THE DRAGONS BOOK 1) by Grace Brennan
VS Note: Listed in a couple of vampire romance categories…
Olivia Foreman’s memories are haunting her, and she can’t get away. Desperate to find peace, she and her friends move to a small, isolated town, hoping the wide-open spaces will help them heal. All she wants is to find her center again, but just as it comes within reach, she meets a man who wrecks her calm with one slow smile.
Cody Aaron is content with his laidback existence in his tiny hometown, but one look at their newest resident is all it takes to know his life will never be the same. The shadows and pain in her eyes cut him deeply, and he’ll do anything to make them disappear—but he’s harboring a secret that will ruin everything if she finds out.
Olivia knows Cody’s trying to help her find her faith again, but there are things he doesn’t know—and she can’t shake the feeling that there are things she doesn’t know about him, too. But is that her past talking, or are her instincts right this time? She has to figure it out soon, or her doubts will destroy the one good thing she’s found since her life imploded.
STOLEN MOMENTS: A VICTORIAN TIMNE TRAVEL ROMANCE by Maren Smith
The Ripper’s last victim…The last thing museum owner Flora O’Bannon expects is to find her name on a 150-year-old locket. As she brushes the dust away, the mystery doesn’t just deepen… it explodes. In a fury of blue swirling light, it rips her from her museum, whisks her back in time, and drops her in the middle of London’s Whitechapel, an unwilling witness to the single most horrific murder to rock the Victorian world.
Her only hope…Butcher and shop owner Draven Gray lost everything with the deaths of his wife and son. At times, it’s as if he’s died along with them, right up until the morning he rescues a woman from certain murder. She’s battered, lucky to still be breathing, without any memory of who she is, and she looks uncannily like his dead wife. She’s not, of course, but knowing that and leaving Florrie to fend for herself in Whitechapel are two distinctly different things. Especially once word gets out about the Ripper’s only surviving victim. Now everyone wants a piece of Florrie—the papers, the police, even the Ripper himself—but Draven is determined…To get to her, first they’ll have to go through him. And he has knives of his own.
UNEXPECTED RISK (THE PHOENIX AGENCY BOOK 7) by Desiree Holt
Her so-called gift put her in perilous situations…Janet Rodman barely controlled her psi ability as an empath to teach school and hang with a few friends. She never knew when a wave of unsuitable emotions from others would assault her. She had learned to build walls to live her life but evil could break them down. A job as a private tutor kept her safe from assault…or so she thought.
He wasn’t looking for a woman in his life…Former Marine and top tier attorney J. T. Fitzpatrick A bitter divorce took care of that. But when his friends at The Phoenix Agency called on his help to rescue a woman in danger, how could he say no? He’s unprepared for the instant attraction to Janet rodman, but he’s not looking for a relationship and tis is supposed to be a strictly business deal.
The Darkman isn‘t about to let some woman interrupt his mission in life…
His plan is working perfectly, and the bodies are piling up. He can’t let Janet Rodman screw them up. But when she disappears, he pulls out all stops to find and eliminate her. Ad he’ll kill anyone who gets in the way. With the chemistry exploding between them, can the former Marine keep Janet safe and destroy the killer before he destroys them?
THE PALADIN (MARIPOSA BOOK 3) by TL Schaefer
Redemption. Love. Betrayal. An ancient evils stirs. Unleashing… The Paladin. James Goltree put Mariposa in his rearview mirror five years ago, escaping a past and a family he’s desperately ashamed of. But now the Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent must return after the death of his grandfather. The grandfather he helped send to prison. Emergency room LPN Madison Campbell’s quiet life is turned upside down when her son inherits enough money from James’ grandfather to settle all their financial woes. But there are strings. James and Madison throw sparks neither has ever felt before. But now isn’t the right time for a man unwilling to commit and woman still crippled by betrayal to fall in love. Not when a killer has once again come to town, one with an unfathomable, unbelievable agenda. James and Madison must embrace and overcome their pasts to defeat evil and find a love that transcends time.
BROKEN MATE (PROJECT REBELLION BOOK 4) by Mina Carter
VS Note: I LOVE this series. One clicked immediately!
The homeless are going missing, and reporter Max Harvey can just smell the story. None of her usual contacts will talk to her. They’re scared, which sets her reportery senses tingling. Deciding to go undercover is a stroke of genius…Until she’s snatched with the others and thrown into a world she never expected. A world of government conspiracies and genetic experiments where supernatural creatures exist and the real monsters are the humans trying to kill her. In a desperate race through the forest, she must trust a dangerous man who is more than he seems. A broken hero who isn’t strictly human but who makes her heart sing like no other…No one walks away from the Project. They run…
Major Dean Steele didn’t run quick enough and now he’s in a cage. Again. Only instead of expecting him to fight and kill like the monster they turned him into, now they expect him to run and die in a hunt with the odds stacked against him. But there’s one thing they don’t know… the beautiful little human woman they’ve put him with is his mate. And that changes everything. In a hunt with everything on the line, there’s no monster more dangerous than a man fighting for redemption… and love.
VLAD (SONS OF SANGUE BOOK 8) by Patricia A Rasey
Vlad Tepes, king of the vampires, has a problem on his hands. His brother is taking out humans at an alarming rate and drawing unwanted attention, threatening exposure for their entire race. Vlad needs to stop Mircea before that happens, even if it means taking his head. In his mission to hunt Mircea down, Vlad encounters a stunning special agent who’s out to stop a killer—namely his brother. Vlad’s inability to hypnotize her presents an entirely new dilemma, putting the beautiful law officer in harm’s way.
Special Agent Janelle Ferrari chases bad guys for a living, with a little help from her strange gift of psychic visions. That is until a sinfully sexy man, claiming to be the ancient, blood-drinking Romanian ruler steps into her office. Plunged into a secret society of vampires and a mounting war between immortal brothers, Janelle’s visions suddenly go quiet, leaving her vulnerable and placing her in the crosshairs of the killer she’s determined to take down.
Vlad and Janelle must join forces to stop the psychotic vampire before more humans perish. But when Janelle becomes next on Mircea’s hit list, will Vlad be able to protect the woman who’s captured his long-dead heart?
DELINQUENT DEMONS: PARANORMAL PRISON by K Webster
I’ve been wrongfully accused. Sure, everyone sent to prison says that. It’s true, though. I’m not who they say I am. Dark. Evil. An abomination. The worst of the worst. They sent me to the deepest, most awful catacombs of Nightmare Penitentiary. It’s where they put all their secrets they don’t want anyone in the world—both human and paranormal—to know about. I’m left to be forgotten and waste away until the day I die. And I’m not alone. I’m there with others. Others who are worse than me. Terrifying. Horrible. Monsters. Four demons in particular who seem to wake from their evil slumber the moment I enter their presence. They want me. All four of them. I’m not sure what they plan on doing once they get their hands on me. But one thing’s for sure…It won’t be good.
SURVIVING PLAGUES (ARTEMIS UNIVERSITY BOOK 3) by Erin R Flynn
My name is Tamsin Vale. I’m the last known fairy and I haven’t gotten busted on that yet. I passed my midterms, which seemed like an impossibility a few months ago given I didn’t finish high school and I’m working on that at the same time. But with a lot of hard work and the support of people I’ve helped and new friends, I’m building a life I didn’t think I could ever have.
It’s still an adjustment. I mean, a few months ago I thought I was human with powers and now I’m hooking up with a dragon prince. Oh, and there’s my powerful warlock professor that I’m also involved with. It’s all casual and fun, but I wonder if it would be more if I was able to connect with them emotionally.
Is it even really smart to try given what else I’m facing? I mean, I am trying to save all of Faerie and find out what happened to fairies. It’s killing me not to know and to move at a turtle’s pace, but one false move and I’m dead… Along with all hope of them returning to this world with me. Hey, who doesn’t love to work under that kind of pressure?
VICIOUS FAE (RUTHLESS BOYS OF THE ZODIAC BOOK 3) by Carolyn Peckham and Suzanne Valenti
Elise continues her hunt for the King who killed her brother while trying not to fall for the vicious boys she suspects. As her investigation deepens, she seems to be closing in on some answers. And with a surprise trip to Zodiac Academy, she finds more there than she expects.
HOPE: WOLVES OF WALKER COUNTY by Kiki Burrell
Nash Walker is a simple wolf. His days are spent at the firehouse and he never has trouble finding someone to fill his nights. He isn’t ashamed to admit he has an amazing body and though his cousins tease him for his hero complex, he does save lives. He’s a popular guy on the isolated island he calls home and certainly doesn’t need to be around anyone who isn’t thrilled to be in his presence. Until he meets Phineas.
Phineas is a nerd through and through. Not just a nerd, but as far as Nash is concerned, an angry one. All of the traits that normally make men fall at Nash’s feet have no effect on Phineas, and though his head tells him there are plenty of fish in the sea, Nash’s wolf only wants him. There’s a sadness in Phineas that calls to Nash. Phineas is used to being invisible. No one cares when he walks into a room and he prefers it that way. People in his life have a habit of getting hurt so he lives alone. All his friends are online where they can be safe from his curse. His touch heals, but not without making sure a price is paid. But when Phineas has a problem he asks Nash—the insanely gorgeous fireman who is everywhere Phineas turns—for help. He might as well learn what he can before Nash comes to his senses.
Meanwhile, a serial arsonist is targeting buildings in Walker County, particularly on pack lands. As much as Nash hates the idea of helping the wolf pack that he once called his, he must do his job. When the danger spills to the other side of the island, particularly at his human’s door, Nash knows he must find the culprit or he might not ever have a chance to truly claim his mate.
HEX (WINTER SHIFTER – SEASONS BOOK 1) by Harmony Raines
Hex by name and hexed by nature. Cursed to dream of his mate dying night after night. To feel the cold water fill his lungs and force the last breath from his body. Just as one day his mate would die in the ice-cold water of the creek. Perhaps it was a good thing that Hex had never met her. If his mate never entered his life, she wouldn’t suffer the cruel fate he’d relived over and over again. Then he meets Martha, a cougar from Cougar Ridge and he knows he must see his dream as a blessing, not a curse. What if the dream was given to him as a gift so that he can save her?
Martha has returned to Cougar Ridge to care for her mom who is sick. As a forty-something cougar shifter who longed for a mate and children, she’d put all her energy into forging out a successful career in the city. She had almost given up on finding her mate and then fate brings him into her life and into her heart. But Hex seems standoffish, as if he isn’t ready to commit, even though he is a bear shifter who should share the same need to find his mate and raise a family. Martha soon finds out Hex has a secret. A secret that has haunted him his whole life. Is it possible he has foreseen her death? Can they work together to make sure she stays alive so they can live together forever? Or has Hex got it wrong? Is it really Martha’s death he dreams of, or his own?
SMOKE, VAMPIRES AND MIRRORS (SASHA URBAN SERIES BOOK 7) by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
I found my family, I found my heart, I found myself. But it’s not over. No matter how many allies I have, there’s no escaping destiny. The end of the world is coming, and I’m the only one who can stop it.
MAGIC FORGED (HALL OF BLOOD AND MERCY BOOK 1) by K M Shea
I’m one scrappy wizard. As someone with barely a flicker of magic, I’ve spent my life being mocked and surviving fights with bullies. But when my parents die in an accident, and I find myself responsible for our whole wizard house and family, I know my usual tactics aren’t going to cut it. Even worse, the situation veers from bad to catastrophic when my backstabbing cousin stages a coup and takes my family hostage. I barely mange to flee, but the only supernatural willing to help me is Killian Drake–the most feared vampire in the region, and a far more deadly villain than the jerk threatening my family. Is Killian sexy and charismatic? Heck yeah.
He’s also so powerful that my flight or fight instincts kick in every time our eyes meet. And he’s definitely using me as his personal magic detector in his feud against the local fae. But Killian is also the first person to believe I might have more than just a scrap of magic. And if I can convince him to train me, I might get strong enough to free my family and get my house back. I’m not sure what happens when a scrappy wizard is taught how to fight by a hall of deadly vampires, but I’m about to find out.
VS: Here’s the award winning 1st book in the Badari Warriors series where Jill and Aydarr met:
AYDARR (A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL): Sectors New Allies Series Book 1
Jill Garrison, a maintenance tech at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown stranded in the middle of a forest on an unknown world. There’s no time to think as she’s stalked by carnivorous predators and rescued by genetically engineered warriors calling themselves the Badari. Turns out they and she, along with her whole colony, are now prisoners of the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.
Aydarr, the Badari alpha, isn’t sure he can trust Jill but his attraction to her is undeniable. He impulsively claims her as his mate to prevent her death at the hands of the Khagrish.
Can he continue to protect her from the experiments already underway? Will his claiming her put his pack in jeopardy from their alien masters?
As Jill searches for a way to rescue her fellow humans and get them all to safety, she finds herself falling for Aydarr, despite the secrets he’s keeping. She has a few of her own. The situation becomes dire when Aydarr and his pack are sent offplanet on a mission, leaving Jill unprotected, prey for the senior scientist. Can she escape the experiments he has in mind for her? Will she be able to thwart the Khagrish plans and liberate humans and Badari alike? How will she and Aydarr reunite?
Or there is a box set of the first 3 books:
There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!
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.