Continued good thoughts and best wishes from me as this pandemic crisis continues worldwide. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sheltered and not in want of any of life’s necessities.
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).
A FEW CYBORGS MORE (CYBORGS ON MARS 3) by Honey Phillips
J-817 would never forgive himself for the terrible mistake he had made – a mistake which resulted not only in his conversion to a cyborg but caused the same fate for his young private. Determined to atone for his failings, he protects B-669 during the long hard years terraforming Mars and even agrees to try his hand at mining the new planet.
Frantic to get away from Earth, Daisy seizes the opportunity to become part of the Martian mail order bride program, even though it means a dangerous new planet and an unknown husband. She doesn’t expect to find herself married by proxy to a stern older cyborg who refuses to let her close to him, but whose intense gaze creates a storm of longing inside her. And his young partner is just as attractive.
B-669 owes everything to J-817, but the other male is too buried in guilt to accept his gratitude. In an attempt to overcome the trauma of the past, B-669 arranges for a bride for J-817. Despite J-817’s original rejection of the delicate little human, B-669 can see the longing in his eyes when he watches Daisy. It’s just a matter of time before he succumbs. The only problem is, B-669 wants her just as much. When danger threatens, can they overcome their past fears and learn to live – and love – together in this harsh new world?
HEALED BY THE CYBORG (CYBORG PROTECTORS BOOK 4) by Alyse Anders
To save his mate, he must first heal his heart. Hallam had wanted a mate and family before the war. But with his death and subsequent rebirth as a cyborg, those things appeared to have slipped from his grasp. When he’s faced with the arrival of a ship of human women, he must fight past his primal urges to claim his human mate and do what needs to be done to save the lives of the women trapped in stasis and prevent the Sholle from discovering their ship.
Ina is a brilliant engineer who is losing her sight. When the process of having her vision repaired backfires, she must put her trust in a man who claims her as his own while attempting to use her skills to save her friends.
LAST LORD OF EDEN by G S Kenney
To save his planet, he’ll destroy his family. To save him, she’ll do anything it takes!
The world of Eden is in crisis. Politicians throughout the galaxy demand the psychic-power producing drug that grows only on Eden. And the demand is skyrocketing.
Adopted son of Eden’s previous warlord, peace-loving Kell has inherited dominion over the planet and is determined to keep it free. When he discovers that the warlord’s brother and a powerful drug lord have teamed up to seize Eden’s golden harvest, Kell will stop at nothing to prevent them—even if it means he must become a death-wielding champion.
To protect her from this danger, Kell must distance himself from Zara, the woman he loves. But when his efforts are not enough to save his beloved planet, Zara will do anything to bridge that distance. Will she succeed in time?
RUTHLESS: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by Sarah Tarkoff
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note, 3rd in a series. The author was a writer for the CW series ‘Arrow.’
Grace Luther grew up believing in the Revelations: the moment when Great Spirit “saved” humanity and transformed the world into a place where pious behavior is rewarded with beauty, and wrongdoing results in ugliness and even death. But at eighteen she learned the truth: the Revelations were a lie meant to manipulate and suppress her society. Joining the resistance, Grace heroically struck a major blow against the government of the prophets. Now many in the rebellion believe that “Prophet Grace,” is the champion who will lead them to final victory. Grace isn’t so sure. The battle has cost too many lives—including those closest to her. Devastated by all she has seen and endured, she fears she cannot command anyone—much less an entire movement. As the government’s reign of terror intensifies, rebel after rebel is targeted and killed. Yet there is one last hope. With the future at stake, Grace must overcome her fears to expose and destroy the government’s false prophets forever. Though she has many doubts, there’s one thing she’s certain of: she will lead the rebellion to victory . . . or die trying.
THE MISTAKE EARTH GIRLS AREN’T EASY by Leigh Royal
Ace is a slightly English, cute, tatted-up clerk working at an *ahem* adult supply store called the Sugar Cube. On a boring late shift he sees a girl drive by in a beige VW Bug – wearing black-rimmed glasses, a lab coat, red hair pulled back in a bun. She has car trouble and he tries to help, but they both end up in a bright blue light-basically sucked up and spit out on another world. A gorgeous island with black sand, blue vines and palm trees. Not too shabby.
On this new planet no one can pronounce, they meet some interesting locals, among which is Dar – a muscled Momoa-esque native who is nursing a serious me-Tarzan-you-Jane crush on the starstruck Harriet. Ace tolerates Dar. But he can’t stop himself from teasing Harriet…because, well, getting a rise outta her is jus’ so bloody fun. In the mayhem of their arrival, they accidentally let loose someone’s pet hounds, and offer to help find them to curry favor with the one Alien that has the power to send them both home. Will Harriet drink too much fermented island punch? Signs point to yes.
Is either of these guys even right for her? AND can she stop correcting their grammar long enough to find out? Tune in, find out.
FANTASTIC HOPE by Various
VS Note: Not romance but a release of note…
A child’s wish for her father comes true. The end of the world has never been so much fun. Conquering personal demons becomes all too real. It’s not always about winning; sometimes it’s about showing up for the fight. It’s about loving your life’s work, and jobs that make you question everything.
In this anthology, seventeen authors have woven together brand-new stories that speak to the darkness and despair that life brings while reminding us that good deeds, humor, love, sacrifice, dedication, and following our joy can ignite a light that burns so bright the darkness cannot last.
Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey are joined by Kevin J. Anderson, Griffin Barber, Patricia Briggs, Larry Correia, Kacey Ezell, Monalisa Foster, Robert E. Hampson, John G. Hartness, Jonathan Maberry, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Jessica Schlenker, Sharon Shinn, M. C. Sumner, Patrick M. Tracy, and Michael Z. Williamson in this collection.
THE OZAR TRIAD by Charmaine Ross
Riley – Riley Sharp can fight her way out of anything. She’s a special ops soldier. Trained for war and hardened for battle. Nothing surprises her, but when she finds herself in a battle with Reptile aliens, she fights for her life as well as her sanity.
(Rujali, Setzan and Klaej – The Ozar Triad – The Ozar Triad are on a last-ditch mission of revenge. They are tracking the stolen crystal that powers all life on their Homeplanet. Without the crystal, their species is on the brink of disaster. What they don’t expect to find is their fated mate—the only female in the universe that can turn their Triad into a Quad. But when Riley fights them every step of the way, they find themselves in more trouble than just retrieving their precious crystal and saving their Homeland. She’s their saviour. Their mate. Their everything. Only she has no idea.
Can one human female fend off three sexy-as-sin alien warrior princes and find the love she never thought she would find, while fighting nefarious forces, or will she succeed in returning to her world nobody has heard of before?
RESCUED BY THE WARRIOR LORD (LUNARIAN WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Roxie Ray
I had the perfect life: wedding on the horizon, a job I love, and a great family, but when I find my fiancé in bed with another woman everything falls apart. And before I know it I’m waking up on a slaver’s ship in the depths of space.
When another group of aliens comes to my rescue, I don’t know what to think. It’s all too much to handle…aliens…space. No way. And then there’s Haelian. One moment he’s gathering me in his arms and comforting me, and the next he’s telling me my tears don’t matter. All I should want is to go home…but as his emotional walls begin to crack and I see the sensual man underneath, I can’t help but want my alien protector.
I can’t forget my family back on Earth … but choosing them means giving up Haelian and leaving my heart behind. I only ever wanted a family of my own, but I never imagined I’d need to leave the planet to find my perfect match. And now that I’ve found him, I’ll need to decide if my life belongs safely back on Earth…or on an alien planet with him.
PEACEMAKER by E M Hamill
VS Note: From March
Third-gender operative Dalí Tamareia thought their life as an ambassador ended when they joined a galactic intelligence agency. When they’re yanked out of the field and tapped to negotiate the surrender of deadly bio-engineered warriors who crashed into hostile territory, Dalí is thrust headfirst back into the tumultuous world of galactic diplomacy.
Dalí has faced Shontavians before, but not like these. The stranded mercenaries are highly intelligent and have an agenda of their own. Dalí can’t afford to be distracted from the negotiations by their own demons or the presence of a charming diplomat with a mysterious past.
As a brewing civil war threatens to derail the entire mission, Dalí must use all their skills to bring this dangerous situation to a peaceful end—but the Shontavians may not be the biggest monsters at the table. Someone is determined to see Dalí and their team dead before they discover the brutal truth hidden in the wreckage.
ALIEN BRIDE by Penelope Woods
When warlord aliens invade Earth, I watch as my world crumbles. Their mothership lowers above my head. A great beacon of light shines over the city. They don’t want Earth. They want me…Three brutal aliens force me to my knees. They accept no peace treaty. They demand one thing: A bride. That is final.
PRIZE: A ROUGH SCIFI ROMANCE by Sara Fields
I was for sale, but he didn’t buy me. He just took me. Exiled from Earth by a tyrannical government, I was meant to be sold for use on a distant world. But Vane doesn’t buy things. When he wants something, he takes it, and I was no different…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
EDEN by Tim Lebbon
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note. I put it on my TBR. The author has also written authorized novels for the Star Wars, Predator, Aliens, Hell Boy and Firefly franchises. He also wrote THE SILENCE, which I enjoyed. He’s quite prolific LOL.
Earth’s rising oceans contain enormous islands of refuse, the Amazon rainforest is all-but destroyed, and countless species edge towards extinction. Humanity’s last hope to save the planet lies with The Virgin Zones, thirteen vast areas of land off-limits to people and given back to nature.
Dylan leads a clandestine team of adventure racers, including his daughter Jenn, into Eden, the oldest of the Zones. Jenn carries a secret–Kat, Dylan’s wife who abandoned them both years ago, has entered Eden ahead of them. Jenn is determined to find her mother, but neither she nor the rest of their tight-knit team are prepared for what confronts them. Nature has returned to Eden in an elemental, primeval way. And here, nature is no longer humanity’s friend.
BLUE DRAGON’S MATE (DRAGONS OF XANTHARA BOOK 1) by Misty Malloy
Danax says we’re a match made in paradise. His dragon already claimed me, and he won’t take no for an answer. He’s got things all wrong. I’m a female mercenary. I’ve been slaying monsters and traveling the universe since I was a teenager. There’s no way I’m settling down to play house. He’ll never tame me. Not even if he shifts into his dragon form and gives me the ride of my life.
VAKA (DRAGON WARRIOR ROMANCE BOOK 1) by Keira Conrad
Callie is a survivor. Her mom’s abandonment taught her you can only count on yourself, and the rest of her crappy childhood taught her to get back up when life knocks you down. It’s why she’s chosen as one of the first space colonists to settle a new planet. And why she’s willing to step up when they reach their destination and things go horribly wrong.
Vaka, a warrior and dragon shifter, usually solves his problems by lighting them on fire or tearing them to shreds. But not this time. His people are dying out. The females of breeding age are gone. He can’t do a damn thing about it – until the answer to his prayers crash lands on his planet. He proposes a scandalous trade, and Callie is just desperate enough to accept. The consequences will shock them both.
RESCUED BY THE DRAGORIAN (PLEASURE PLANET BOOK 1) by Emma Vance
Stolen and sold to a pleasure planet, can a sexy alien warrior help her escape? After being kidnapped by aliens and waking up in a brothel, Beatrice was having a bad day. Things only got worse when a big, muscular, gold-flecked alien chose her to be his for the night. But could she convince him to help her instead? Dragorian Captain, Mekvar, arrived on the pleasure planet to find the key that would save his people from an ancient enemy. What he didn’t count on was finding his mate, especially in the form of a human woman. But can he rescue the female destined for him while saving his people at the same time?
DEVOURED by Piper Stone
My mate was taken from me. It’s time I took her back.(…more blurb on ebook seller page…)
A TOUCH OF DARKNESS (THE TOWERS OF EARTH BOOK 3) by Nita Round
The state funeral of Princess Olivia at Port Ruth marks the end of the Queen of the Desert’s reign of terror. As Lucinda, Magda and Ascara attend this grand ceremony, all is not as it seems. A storm of secrets and lies emerge from the shadows and the darkness threatens to destroy them all. No matter where Magda goes, her heritage calls to her. Even when they make their way home, peace and safety are still not theirs. Malice and betrayal, hidden and out of sight, finds the three women and threatens to pull them under the waves of death and pain once more. For the Trinity of Truth: Raven, Fire and Ice, there can be only one way forward, but at what price?
THE EARL AND THE EXECUTIVE: AN IMPERIAL SPACE REGENCY NOVEL by Kai Butler
An impoverished earl…Tiral Oican has inherited his brother’s title, estate, and the tremendous debt his brother took out before his unexpected death. There is only one option to save the estate and all the people who are now depending on him: marry a rich heir who is willing to pay off the debt in exchange for Tiral’s title. Now, scholarly Tiral must transform himself into a seductive fortune hunter. The only way he can see through the mess is by hiring a tutor in love. It’s too bad that Zev is so good at his job that Tiral is falling for him. And a rich entrepreneur…To protect his heart, Zev Laft has spent years fooling the ton into believing he’s no more than an entertaining flirtation. He just didn’t expect the ruse to work so well that the newest penniless earl to arrive on Lus for the season would assume him a demimonde and try to hire him to be his instructor in courtship. Now one of richest men in the empire finds himself struggling to keep up the façade, when his own heart is being taken by a man he has no intention of marrying.
CORSAR (SKY WARRIORS BOOK 2) by Becca Colton
I thought I’d seen it all. And then the green guys showed up and abducted me. Me and a few other girls destined for slavery crashed a spaceship on an alien planet. The green aliens weren’t happy about that. While running through an alien jungle, avoiding slavers, giant spiders, and who knows what else, I found myself rescued. Normally, I’m not into being rescued, but I also don’t usually end up in the very muscular arms of a handsome man with big . . . wings. He makes me feel things I’ve never felt before, but there’s no time to examine those feeling too closely because the slavers want me back. And they’re not the only ones. Other aliens, bigger and meaner, want me too.
She’s far from home and needs protection. I shouldn’t want to make her mine. I saw a girl without wings try to fly. My heart belonged to her from that moment on. An enemy from the past wants to take her from me. They’ll have to kill me first, and I’m not just fighting for honor. I’m fighting for the woman who sets my soul on fire. I’m fighting for love.
BABY FOR THE BLUE ALIEN SAVAGE KING (THE CLANS OF ANTAREA BOOK 2) by Enid Titan
I’m more than just a baby-maker for an alien savage king. I’m a human woman with needs and desires of my own. There’s only one part of me Leofric hasn’t claimed. And I won’t give it up to him yet. We need to find our missing son… FIRST. I have to teach this alien brute to put his family first. Or he won’t get what he wants. He thinks he has me completely: my body, my womb, and even my heart. The powerful alien king has never taken no for an answer, but hey, there’s a first time for everything.
PATCHWORK (STORM FRONTS BOOK 2) by Elle E Ire
Empath Kelly LaSalle means everything to cybernetic soldier Vick Corren—and Kelly deserves a partner who can love her in a romantic way. For the first time since receiving her robotic enhancements and an AI that makes her faster and stronger than the average merc, Vick thinks she can be that person. Vick wants Kelly for life, and she’ll do whatever it takes to be worthy. A holiday on a tropical planet seems the perfect time for Vick to demonstrate her commitment. And she has big plans. But the best intentions unravel when they’re pursued by a rival mercenary company that wants Vick’s technology—with or without her cooperation. A competitor for Kelly’s affection is determined to tear them apart, and a lover from Vick’s past has depraved plans of her own. Vick might not be able to save their lives without giving herself over to the machine she’s trying so hard to transcend.
CLOCKWORK OCTOPUS (THE CLOCKWORK ALMANAC BOOK 2) by Kendra Moreno
Victoria Greene always thought that returning to London would put her life back in some sort of order. The adventure was over, the mission completed, and she assumed she could continue her work with machines in peace, but Vic should have known that such a thing was not possible. Instead, she suddenly finds herself dealing with judgmental Elite, the corrupt High Council, and the certainty that London has deeper secrets than she ever knew. When the Queen of England sends Vic and her men on yet another task of the highest importance, Vic is relieved, if only to escape the city that feels less like home than an airship.
But Vic is not the only one racing around the world. The High Council is on their tail, and they have no qualms about doing anything it takes to win. Now, the Lost City of Kásskara beckons, and with Bram, Emory, Jules, and Jed by her side, Vic must find the sunken world fast. There are too many perplexities surrounding the disappearance of Kásskara and no one wants to speak its name. Some cities should never be discovered. Some machines should never be created. Some secrets were meant to die in the past. And sometimes, it is better to follow the compass than the clock.
CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth
Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice—catastrophic events known as Drains—leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him.
After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled?
Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD—and her huge attitude problem—but really, she’s hiding secrets from them . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.
On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold—bigger than the world itself.
And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.
ALPHA ORIGINS (ALASKA ALPHAS BOOK 0) by Various
Hundreds of years ago, a group of Alaskan explorers crossed a glacier in search of their fortune. When the storm blew in, the ice was their only refuge. But they found more than they expected deep inside that glacial cave. A gift. A curse. A secret. Whichever it was, they emerged as more than human. They emerged as Alaska Alphas. ❄~❄~❄ Welcome to the world of Aurora Shifters, where magic comes to life beneath the northern lights, and the wilderness isn’t the only place to find fur and fangs. About Aurora Shifters: We are a collaboration of Alaskan authors who decided to put our own Arctic spin on hot paranormal shapeshifters. Look for wolves, bears, moose, ravens, seals, and many, many others. Each book stands on its own, with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers, but be warned – once you read one, you’ll want them all.
ONE DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (AVALON CAFE BOOK 1) by Hermione Moon and Serenity Woods
Every girl needs a knight in shining armour…When kitchen witch Gwen Young discovers the spirit of King Arthur in the suit of armour that stands in her café only an hour after finding a dead body in the library, she knows it’s going to be a very strange day.
DEMON DAWN (THE RESURRECTION CHRONICLES BOOK 7) by M J Haag
With her father murdered before her eyes and her faith in the remaining humans shaken, Brenna reluctantly accepts sanctuary in Tolerance, a safe zone managed by the fey. The wall keeps the infected out. But it also keeps the humans in…with the very creatures that caused the world to break. Big, grey, and ruthlessly deadly, the fey strike fear in the hearts of men and women alike. But Brenna finds one more intimidating than all the rest. Scarred and angry, Thallirin watches Brenna with an intensity that makes her relive the events that followed her father’s murder. She knows what Thallirin wants, and she’s never going to be used like that again. Tormented by her past, Brenna sees no possible future other than eventual infection or starvation. There is hope, though. Her community is abuzz with a newly discovered way to protect women against the disease that’s turning people into zombies. However, it doesn’t come from a needle. It comes from sleeping with the dark fey.
QUEEN OF THE CORVIDS (RAVEN CRAWFORD BOOK 3) by J C McKenzie
Truth can be ugly and part-time waitress, casual PI investigator, and half-fae shifter, Raven Crawford, can’t deny she owes the Lord of War a favour. If she defaults on her debt, she relinquishes all her power to a man who doesn’t know the meaning of mercy. And she thought her bank loans were bad. With her new role in the Underworld contending with her debt to a dictator, a budding romance with the Lord of Shadows, and her need to pay the bills, Raven is in serious need of balance. But the moment the dark fae walked into her diner months ago, she’s been off-balance. It’s time for Raven to pull up her big girl socks and prove to everyone she’s no longer the burnt-out waitress with a nifty parlour trick. She’s the Queen of Corvids.
A WICKED SECRET (SECRET MCQUEEN BOOK 10) by Sierra Dean
Usually when your ex-husband dies, that’s the end of the story. Unfortunately for Secret McQueen — FBI agent and werewolf queen — nothing could ever be that simple. Her ex Lucas Rain came back from the dead thanks to a spell gone wrong, and now he’s in trouble. Of course.
Secret is going to need to figure out her priorities and finally decide where she belongs in the East Coast werewolf pack. And she’s going to need to do it in the middle of the jungle, because Lucas has gotten himself entangled with a South American werewolf pack, and his life is on the line. Now Secret, her new demon partner Harry, and her ever-patient husband Desmond, must work together to get Lucas back in one piece. Because nothing saves a strained marriage quite like an unplanned vacation with a body-snatching demon, and your once-dead ex in the mix, right?
ALL ABOUT LEVET (GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY) by Alexandra Ivy
LEVET – Gargoyles do not admire difference—and Levet is undeniably different. Of miniscule stature, rather beastly looks, and with fragile, delicate wings, even his family has shunned him, banished him from his beloved Paris. That he is the only gargoyle ever to help defeat the Dark Lord and his hordes of minions makes no impression. But now Levet has come home, determined to be restored to the official Gargoyle Guild. To do so, he must confront the most feared gargoyle in all of Europe. The one who tried to kill him as a child: his own mother . . . With few allies, Levet’s survival may depend on the aid of two strangers: Valla, a beautiful but damaged nymph, and Elijah, the fiercely possessive, love-struck vampire clan chief to whom she can’t quite surrender—unless Levet has something to do with it . . .A VERY LEVET CHRISTMAS – A gargoyle of Levet’s charm and intelligence should not be facing a solitary Christmas. True, he may appear a little unconventional—even for a gargoyle. But what Levet lacks in height he makes up for in loyalty, and being banned from the festivities surrounding the Queen of Weres’ new pups is quite unfair. So when a beautiful Christmas angel begs for help in fulfilling her duties, Levet is available. Armed with a magical wand, Levet confronts Damon, a pureblood Were intent on seizing the throne. Challenging the King will put the pups at risk—and drive away Damon’s potential mate, Gia. Who better to convince Damon to choose love, not war, than a gargoyle expert in amour?
MONSTROUS HEART by Claire McKenna
Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil with a job to do. Tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning, she needs to prove herself worthy of her family name and her ancestors’ profession. But the coastline Arden must keep alight – battered by a sea teeming with colossal, ancient beasts – is far from the cultured, urban world she knows. It is a place of secrets, rumours and tight-lipped expectations of a woman’s place. More than anyone, the town folk whisper about Arden’s neighbour, Jonah Riven, the hunter of leviathans. They say he murdered his wife. They say he is as much a monster as his prey. Amidst all her determination and homesickness Arden cannot get this shadowy stranger out of her head. A plot swirls around the lighthouse keeper, the hunter and the authorities. Arden must make sense of these dark waters – before they wash her away.
PERILS AND LACE: A GHOSTLY FASHIONISTA MYSTERY by Gayle Leeson
Budding retro fashion designer and entrepreneur Amanda Tucker is thrilled about making costumes for Winter Garden High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. But when the play’s director Sandra Kelly is poisoned, Amanda realizes there’s a murderer in their midst. She’s determined to keep herself and the students safe, so when her ghostly fashionista friend Max suggests they investigate, Amanda rolls up her sleeves and prepares to follow the deadly pattern.
ACROSS ETERNITY: ACROSS TIME SERIES BOOK 2 by Elizabeth O’Roark
The exciting conclusion to Across Time! Separated from Henri by twenty years, Amelie discovers that what she thought was a weakness may be her greatest strength, and that nothing about her family and her gift is what it seemed. Now, with war on the horizon and a challenge she never saw coming, Amelie will learn what the prophecy really means for them–herself most of all.
HEMLOCK LANE (HEMLOCK HOLLOW BOOK 1) by Ellen Dugan
Welcome to Hemlock Hollow, a little town tucked deep within the Ozark mountains where Witches, Lycans and the Fae have quietly existed with mortals for nearly two hundred years…Single mother Daphne Hart only dreams of living an ordinary life. Although her mother is a Witch, her father is mortal and Daphne ended up with no magickal talents whatsoever. Neither a part of the supernatural community, nor considered wholly mortal, Daphne has still made her own way. She owns, and successfully runs, the local ice cream parlor on Hemlock Lane. It is a very popular spot with not only the tourists, but also the mortals and the various races of supernatural beings that live in the hollow.
Ashton Lowell, a mysterious, yet attractive newcomer to town, has moved into the old house right down the road from Daphne. While her new neighbor certainly is sexy, he’s been acting very strangely. One minute he’s aloof, the next he’s charming and kind…and despite herself, Daphne is drawn to Ashton.
Daphne’s vanilla world is further shaken when she discovers a body dumped behind her place of business. However, this grisly death is only the start of a chilling string of events. Now all the races who once lived peacefully together in the hollow are beginning to turn on each other. Everything she once believed is challenged, and nothing will ever be the same ever again. With her world flipped upside down, Daphne is left with no choice other than to fight to protect herself and her young daughters as the dark legend of her town’s origins are revealed to be horrifyingly true.
GHOUL’S PARADISE (SPELLBOUND EVER AFTER PARANORMAL MYSTERY BOOK 7) by Annabel Chase
When Emma’s return to work after maternity leave coincides with another murder mystery, she’s right back to burning the enchanted candle at both ends. Throw in ever-changing family dynamics, the potential loss of a beloved friend, and a hybrid baby with unpredictable talents, and you’ve got one harried new mother on a magical mission. Will Emma manage to catch the killer this time or will the undying be her undoing?
THE DRAGON HUNTER’S SON by Hanna Dare
A land of castles, swords and dragons… except the dragons are just stories now. The dragon hunters have done their job too well. Philip travels from town to town as his dragon hunter father chases old glories and the next drink. Philip is there to carry the bags, tend to the horses, and fade into the background. The promise of riches brings them to a village in a remote valley, but Philip longs to find something – or someone – to call his own. When a mysterious and compelling stranger appears in town, Philip hopes for connection – even a romance if they can hide it from his father. But the stranger has secrets of his own.
CRYPTS AND CRIMES (TRIXIE TOWERS BOOK 3) by Scarlett Dawn
King Athon is a shifter prick. If only my dastardly soul mate was a little less intelligent. Alas, not only is King Athon the most powerful in the realm—alongside my father—the King of Shifters is also sharp and savvy. The vigilant predator makes it difficult to hide my truths, but I am the heir to the Elf Kingdom, a top notch swindler. I will prevail.
With the five kingdoms in more trouble than we’d thought, the Misfits are even less forthcoming than usual, and all Fairy breaks loose while we search in the Caster Kingdom for the third artifact. Deep in the unsavory swamps, a deadly seduction thrives under a weeping tree. But the five rulers and I will not shirk our duty within those wicked shadows, even if we want to.
My name is Trixie Towers. I utterly loathe my cruel soul mate, but the truly miraculous has happened. I’m beginning to detest the Fae even more than him.
MASTER OF HONOR (MERLIN’S LEGACY 5) by Angela Knight
A month ago, Cheryl Parker thought she was an ordinary woman — a nurse, a mother, a woman whose lover had walked out. Now she’s gained incredible power thanks to an alien spirit who has made her immortal. She looks twenty again. And her ex is back.
It’s not unusual to discover an old lover kept secrets, but some are harder to believe than others. Ulf’s secret is that he’s an immortal vampire Knight of the Round Table. The good news is, he still loves Cheryl. The bad news is, he thinks the creature inhabiting her is a potential threat to humanity. The worst news is, there is a threat — and it could well kill them all.
Ulf wants nothing more than to be with Cheryl again. The problem is her magic resembles that of a dragon who tried to set a small town ablaze. And she knows more about the creature than she’s saying. Even as passion rekindles between them, Cheryl and Ulf must overcome years of lies and mistrust. Otherwise they’re doomed — and so is everyone else. Because the creature stalking them is something worse than a dragon. Much, much worse.
DEMON LINES: A SISTER WITCHES URBAN FANTASY 2 by Coralie Moss
I wasn’t expecting to meet Laszlo Arkadi the same day I discovered my family was built on secrets. My deceased mother? On the face of it, she was a matchmaker for witches seeking love. Concealed from her daughters, she risked her life freeing enslaved Magicals. My father? He wasn’t there for me. And since my mother’s death, he’s been trying to join her on the other side. As for my oldest sister? I suspect she’s an assassin. Now I’ve bonded with my ice demon, Prince Laszlo, he’s taking me to the Reformed Realm to meet his parents. Turns out, there’s more to meeting the Queen than simply learning to curtsy. I just want to catch a break from family drama–mine and his. That royal ball Laszlo and I are required to attend? The invited guests think the prince is still single. The uninvited guests intend to escape with the realm’s most vulnerable Magicals. I have to follow my instincts. Only now I’m bound to another. Can Laszlo and I merge our magics? Can we challenge a tyrant who envisions a world with many of us in cages?
THE GHOST AND THE SILVER SCREAM (HAUNTING DANIELLE BOOK 24) by Bobbi Holmes and Anna J McIntyre
Hollywood descends on Marlow House in preproduction for the movie adaptation of Walt’s bestselling novel, Moon Runners. Hoping for inspiration, they found death instead.
There’s a murderer loose, and as the body count increases, secrets are revealed—and it starts to get a little crowded with all these new ghosts hanging around.
SAMSON: THE BOUNDARYLANDS OMERGAVERSE by Callie Rhodes
No woman willingly travels to the Boundarylands. It’s where they are—the Alphas.
They keep to themselves in the wilderness, and beta civilization knows to keep its distance. Especially beta women…for fear they may not be a beta after all. The only way to know your true nature is to feel the touch of an Alpha. Omegas may be rare, but every woman knows their fates are hellish—held captive, broken, mated, knotted, and bred.
Cassidy is one of the few trusted betas in the Boundarylands, and maybe the one who knows them best. She’s spent years keeping her head down and studying their ways. But her submissive ways and mundane nature hasn’t stopped the biggest and baddest Alpha from noticing her. Even though she’s no one special, Cassidy can’t deny the pull that draws her toward Samson. She might never be his omega, but that’s the benefit of being the biggest alpha in the pack—you can do whatever the hell you want.
GOVERNED BY WHIMSY (SONGS OF THE AMARINTHINE BOOK 4) by Forthright
To Ambrose P. Merriman, a stage actor who’s gained acclaim on three continents, reaver escorts are more trouble than they’re worth. Easy-come, easy-go, he hardly bothers to learn their names anymore. But the director and producer of their theater troupe, who are already dancing on the fringes of acceptability, won’t risk losing their independence by neglecting this duty to the In-between.
Reaver Greta Demerara comes with suspiciously excellent references, but by the time the Evernhold brothers realize she’s carrying considerably more baggage than anyone bothered to mention, the train’s already left the station. What’s more, it’s quickly apparent that Greta’s no easier to deal with than their star. It’s either a game of cat and canary or a courtship. And Ambrose would give almost anything for a look at the script.
DANCE FOR ME: A DARK TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Charity Wells
Michelle just needed a vacation. One week without her overbearing mother before her upcoming audition for Swan Lake. A friend’s cabin in the mountains sounded like the perfect getaway. But a sudden storm sends her car careening down the mountainside and she wakes up in the arms of a monster.
He’s a beast, more animal than man both in mind and body. Leaving no doubt that he wants her, willing or not, he uses her fears to control her. Forced to dance at his whim, he cages Michelle in the valley he’s claimed as his home. The only escape she has is a dream world and the arms of a handsome mystery man whose only memories are of his name and a certainty that the beast is just as trapped as she is. With his encouragement, she pushes back, reclaiming her freedom a piece at a time until she finds herself battling the true evil with the beast at her side.
RUTHLESS GODS (SOMETHING DARK AND HOLY BOOK 2) by Emily A Duncan
Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Their paths are being orchestrated by someone…or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer. In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.
THE IRON CROWN (THE DARKEST COURT BOOK 3) by M A Grant
After the last Faerie Civil War, the leaders of the magickal pantheons stripped the shining Seelie Court of its power and tasked the dark Unseelie Court with maintaining the natural balance of the world. Ages later, a twisted intrigue throws the balance of all Faerie into ruin and ignites a new civil war.
Discounted by his family and haunted in the Unseelie sidhe, Queen Mab’s youngest son, Lugh, leads the Wild Hunt on quests across the dangerous Wylds. At his side is his best friend Keiran, a Viking rescued from death centuries earlier. Between Lugh’s uncanny gift for being in the right place at the right time and Keiran’s power of persuasion, they’re revered across the Wylds—as long as Lugh keeps his true identity hidden from the people of the Sluagh.
Keiran and Lugh have loved each other for centuries—as friends and brothers in arms. Lugh has long since put aside his romantic love for Keiran to protect their friendship. But with the looming war in Faerie and the ghosts of the dead dogging Lugh’s every move, Keiran realizes there may be room for romance between them after all, if only they can survive. Rallying the Sluagh to fight in the looming war between the Seelie and Unseelie seems an impossible task. To achieve it, these childhood best friends will have to free Lugh from the restless souls haunting him and turn the tides threatening not only their growing love, but the balance of life and death itself.
SAVIOR’S HEX (SPELLCASTER SERIES BOOK 2) by Gwen Rivers
When a notorious fae-hating celebrity dies under mysterious circumstances, the police suspect the forever young. Spellcaster Emma Slade and Alpha werewolf Liam Cooper launch their own investigation into the crime. Bad PR could poison public opinion faster than gas station sushi. But how can they catch a murderer not bound by flesh? Supernatural problems have magical solutions…. With hate groups sprouting up like hair on a werewolf’s backside, Emma and Liam must provoke the gods into revealing a closely guarded secret. With every mortal body susceptible to the power of possession, how long before friend becomes foe? And will Emma’s life magic be enough to save the one she loves most?
PLAYING WITH POWER (THE KERRIGAN KIDS BOOK 4) by W J May
When Aria and her friends get a dangerous vision, they have only moments to act. A life is in danger and they find themselves caught up in the kind of adventure they’ve always wanted. But things aren’t always what they seem. A split-second decision and a surprise invitation change everything, as the gang’s lives are turned suddenly upside-down. They struggle to adjust to their new reality, but find that some ties are harder to break than others. Some ties should never have been made in the first place. Some ties can’t be broken at all.
ROUGH MAGIC (FAERENE APOCALYPSE BOOK 5) by Jenny Schwartz
A new tempest sweeps the Earth as the truth of humanity’s magic is revealed.
Magic is far more complicated on Earth than the Faerene suspected. Now, they must work with humans to create new ways of surviving it. They’ll have to listen to Amy.
ONLY THE DEVOUT (A DEATH GATE GRIM REAPERS THRILLER BOOK 4) by Amanda M Lee
Izzy Sage should be on top of the world but the revenant threat has her watching her back. Things only get worse when an oddball cult looking for a door to another world show up on Belle Isle and start circling the parking lot while demanding entrance to the other side.
Izzy is out of her league when it comes to dealing with the group – especially their charismatic leader who pushes all of her buttons – and when a body drops outside the aquarium, her suspicion is piqued.
As much as she wants to focus on the revenants, the cult has to take priority. The more Izzy digs, the more disturbing information she finds. It seems at least one member has ties to Paris’ past and another cult run amok … and further ties just might lead to the current threat hanging over the reaper world’s heads.
Death is basically knocking on the door between worlds and it’s anybody’s guess who will answer.
That all pales in comparison to the bigger news. The Grimlock grandparents, Emmet and Mary, have arrived in Detroit … and they’re not happy. They have plans for each Grimlock – and their significant others – and they refuse to back down.
It’s utter chaos in the reaper world and there’s trouble at every turn. Izzy has to sort it all out … if she survives long enough to untangle an unsavory bundle of threads that lead to mayhem and destruction, that is.
THE CASE OF THE DEADLY GAME PART 2 (MAI-FLY MYSTERIES 2) by Stephanie Burke
Time is running out, and Mai swears Fate, that fickle b*tch, is laughing at her. Accused of murder, and hunted by a vindictive British agent who’s out for blood, how will Mai solve the crime, save the day, and beat the Deadly Game so she can finally have her fairytale ending?
GREYHOUND DREAMS: GREYHOUNDS THROUGH TIME SERIES BOOK 1 by Hope Chase
Liz, manager of an art gallery in Arizona, experiences nightly dreams and daytime visions that bring her great pleasure, terrify her, or simply leave her sad and tired. The man of her dreams almost changes her resolution to swear off men, especially those like her thieving ex-finance. The poor economy has her mentor’s gallery on the edge of ruin and she is desperate to find a painter to generate the revenue it needs to survive.
As an unknown contemporary painter, Michael is looking for his big break. He volunteers for a Greyhound rescue association which fills his life along with his job as a graphic artist. His broken heart, current situation, and sense of ethics have hindered him from falling for another woman. Michael has the art that Liz needs, but there are complications, and only one of them is financial.
As a distant descendant of Cupid and Psyche, the demigoddess, Adonia, uses her special lineage of greyhounds to identify and reunite lovers from past lives. So what does a demigoddess have to do with Liz and Michael?
RIDIN’ FOR HELL (ROYAL BASTARDS MC TONOPAH NV) by Nikki Landis
In this life, you reap what you sow . . .Not everyone wants to run from their past.
Some souls embrace the chance to hunt their prey and seek vengeance. And some bastards just like the carnage a little too much. There’s a reason I’m the SGT at Arms.
I handle the hard shit. The jobs no one else wants to deal with because its messy.
Thing is, I love to lose control. When I’m angry, my demons come out to play. And then the real fun begins . . .
Revenge is my only master. I’m the judge, jury, and merciless executioner.
My enemies think I’ve forgotten about them. They think I hide behind my patch.
I don’t. There are only two things I care about – Protecting my club and spilling blood.
They call me Azrael, the Angel of Death. A one-way ticket to Hell. My Reaper is ready to ride. And where he goes, death and destruction follow.
A VIGIL IN THE MOURNING (SOULBOUND BOOK 4) by Hailey Turner
Special Agent Patrick Collins is dispatched to Chicago, chasing a lead on the Morrígan’s staff for the joint task force. Needing a cover for his presence in the Windy City, Patrick is ordered to investigate a politician running for mayor. In the lead up to election day, not everything is what it seems in a city where playing to win means appeasing the gods first and the electorate second.
But Chicago brings its own set of problems outside the case: a stand-offish local god pack, a missing immortal, and Patrick’s twin sister. Fighting Hannah and the Dominion Sect provides Patrick with a sinister reminder that some blood ties can never be cut.
Left behind in New York City, Jonothon de Vere finds himself targeted by hunters who will go through anyone to kill him—including the packs under his protection. With a bounty on his head, Jono is forced to make a choice that Patrick would never approve of. Doing so risks breaking the trust he’s built with the man he loves, but not acting will give the rival New York City god pack leverage Jono can’t afford to give up.
When Patrick and Jono reunite in Chicago, Patrick must confront the fraying of a relationship he’s come to rely on for his own sanity. But fixing their personal problems will have to wait—because Niflheim is clawing at the shores of Lake Michigan and the dead are hungry.
HUNTER’S MOON (WINGED GUARDIANS BOOK 2) by Alexis D Craig
Cherry Belmont is an investigative reporter with a nose for trouble. Normally, her ability to sniff out a story is a good thing, check the awards on her shelf. This time though, instead of hunting down a story, the story came to her in the form of her being kidnapped for reasons she’s yet to figure out. She found herself in a cage, locked down with other shifter women; it becomes clear they were taken more because of their animal than because of who they are as humans.
The who and the why concerning the string of missing women are anyone’s guess, and Cherry is just grateful she is able to escape. Her only concern is the unspoken vow she made to return and rescue the others. Too bad once she’s free, no one believes her. No one except for the one man who broke her heart into a dozen pieces just as many years ago; the man who Cherry swore she never wanted to see again.
Commander of the Royal Guard, Vasily Brețcu’s life was complicated, to put it mildly. He’s coming off a gunshot wound he and his owl had sustained while protecting the Prince of Therantia from an assassination attempt. But he plans to make full use of the light duty he’d been assigned too. Vasi has a mystery of his own to solve, was the King of Therantia killed on his watch? Then Cherry called and his whole life got turned upside down.
He would do anything at all for his wolverine and unwilling mate Cherry, including flying across the country to help her find the missing women. The mystery deepens however when both cases appear to be connected. Will Vasily and Cherry be able to overcome their quick decisions in their past to help them survive for a future together?
DESTINY OF THE WITCH (RISE OF THE ORION BOOK 4) by J M Davies
In the thrilling climax of the Rise of Orion series, the stakes are higher than ever before as Ella Masters risks everything to fulfill her destiny. As the last Welsh witch and soul-shifter, she has battled many enemies, but none as malevolent as the Morrigan. The devious goddess is determined to destroy not only her, but mankind as well. Betrayed by her lover Marcus Drayton, an agent for the security team Orion, and facing impossible odds Ella must find the strength to fight her deadly adversary—alone.
Marcus is desperate to save Ella. In a daring and calculated move, he surrenders himself to the Morrigan to prevent his soulmate from clashing swords with the harbinger of death. But has he underestimated what’s at play? When the seductive goddess, manipulates him—her true agenda in this twisted game is revealed. With the world a battlefield and the very balance of nature under threat, will Ella and Marcus defeat their foes? Will destiny keep them together or tear them apart?
MALEVOLENT INTENT (NOIR FAIRY TALES BOOK 2) by Linda Mooney
Rose White has had a string of bad luck, and it doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. When two fairies are found dead in her nightclub, her livelihood is shut down until further notice. With no income coming in, and her employees left hanging, she’s forced to look for other alternatives.
Detective Rich Florian is on the case of the dead fairies, and soon learns they were poisoned. The nightclub owner and the Miner gang, her partners, are his first suspects, but Rich isn’t so quick to pin it on them. He’ll need to investigate further, and not just the DBs—something about Rose is drawing him in as well. And he’s convinced she’s innocent.
Just like every other bad thing that’s happened to Rose, her stepmother, Queenie, seems to be right in the middle of it. She offers to loan Rose the money to pay her way out and stay afloat, but as always, Rose knows the help would come with a much higher price. How far would Queenie go to get what she wants? Murder? Arson? Even with the protection of the gang and her handsome detective, Rose still needs to keep her eyes open. But sometimes the most obvious suspect isn’t who you need to look out for. As we’ve learned before, things in Grimm City are almost always not what they seem.
WITCH IS HOW LIFE CHANGED FOREVER (A WITCH P I MYSTERY BOOK 36) by Adele Abbott
When the cat’s away…Busy as always, Jill must find a missing painting and help a man wrongly convicted of murder. And what is it that Grandma knows that Jill doesn’t?
…his custard creams are mine.
WHEN HE’S DARK (THE OLYMPUS PRIDE SERIES BOOK 1) by Suzanne Wright
Cat shifter Bree Dwyer doesn’t fear much. Ironically, what she fears most is the person who was put on the Earth just for her. Your true mate wasn’t supposed to be cruel and twisted; wasn’t supposed to be someone who’d never love or want to claim you. The rumors that her true mate is dead bring her only relief. Bree’s intent on moving forward with her life and building a future with someone else. Sadly, the male she wants most is one she can never have—a hot-as-sin wolverine shifter who happens to be her boss … and the cousin of her predestined mate.
Aleksandr “Alex” Devereaux detests being bullshitted, but he’s been lying to himself for years—pretending he thinks of Bree as extended family; that he doesn’t want her so bad he aches with it; that he can’t feel himself weakening against her pull. The night they spend together changes everything. He’s done fighting himself on what he wants. Someone isn’t happy about that. Possibly the same ‘someone’ who’s playing mind games with Bree, trying to scare her. They’re succeeding, because too many leads point to the possibility that the culprit could be the one person that she’s determined to believe is dead.
THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
VS Note: NOT a romance! Listed as horror…but sounded kind of good to me actually. A release of note.
Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.
One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor’s handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.
CRAVE (CRAVE SERIES BOOK 1) by Tracy Wolff
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me. Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me. Which could spell death for us all. Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.
THE GLASS MAGICIAN by Caroline Stevermer
New York 1905—The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society—and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century. Thalia Cutler doesn’t have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away. That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful. But first, she’ll have to learn to control that power…before the real monsters descend to feast.
DRAGON NANNY’S MATCHMATE (DRAGON’S MATCHMATE AGENCY BOOK 2) by Maia Starr
I am a single dad and The Nanny Hearts Service helped me find her. I needed someone to take care of my son when my own wife betrayed me. She let the enemies come after our family. My rival, Lexi, is still looking to harm me. I’ll deal with him once I have my personal affairs under control. And right now, the only thing I have on my mind is her.
Naomi Stark. As beautiful as the moon. And as damaged as I am. I see myself in her eyes.
And I want her in my bed. I’m afraid it’ll be too late if I don’t claim her now. My rivals will stop at nothing to destroy me. They won’t hesitate to use her to get to me. I need to be her protector. And then discover the big secret she’s been keeping from me.
PERFECT PENDING: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (WITCHES OF GALES HAVEN BOOK 1) by Lucia Ashta
Marla’s ancestors saddled her with frizzy red hair, sarcasm on tap, the Gawama last name, and the urge to run from her problems. Her bloodline was also supposed to guarantee she’d be a powerful witch. She isn’t, not by a long shot. Only those with magic are allowed in her hometown. Now that her teenage children are awakening, and sparking enough power to be a fire hazard, she’s headed back. Even if she isn’t ready. Even if she’s fresh out of divorce court. Home is where her family is. Her nan is head of the council, and her aunts claim multiple orgasms are the source of their limber joints.
But then Marla and her kids all but blow up the town on day one. And her first boyfriend, the one who broke her heart long before her ex did, seems better than ever.
He has his eye on her…So does everyone else. Somehow it’s on her, and the magical creature who won’t get out of her head, to save Gales Haven. Before her former mother-in-law redecorates the town in baby pink … and breaks the centuries-old spell that keeps it safe and hidden.
MIDLIFE CURSES: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION MYSTERY (WITCHING HOUR BOOK 1) by Christine Zane Thomas
Constance Campbell has made a few questionable decisions in the run-up to her fortieth birthday. So in a way, moving two thousand miles away from everything she’s ever known makes perfect sense. Creel Creek, Virginia is the last place either of her ex-husbands would ever think to look for her. What better place to hide from her humiliations than a town too small to warrant a mention on a map? Laid off, and recently divorced from husband number two, this former workaholic moves in with her estranged—and very strange—grandmother. A grandmother who informs Constance that she comes from a long line of powerful witches. And on the day she hits the big 4-0, she’ll come into her powers. It turns out that she’s not the only paranormal person in town. Under the sleepy surface, the small town is teeming with supernatural beings.
When Constance finds the town’s resident vampire dead, things go from surreal to scary. The local sheriff is convinced that a killer is lurking in the shadows, hunting anyone with supernatural abilities…including witches like her. He’s not wrong. Can Constance learn enough magic to save herself and Creel Creek from this unknown foe?
JETTA (PACK OF MISFITS BOOK 3) by Raven Kennedy
I’m kind of a bitch, but you would be too if you had my life. I was taken as a baby and trained to become an elite member of Troupe Delirium. My time with them is as permanent as the damn collar on my neck. Until Heathcliff helps me escape. I have nothing but the clothes on my back and the good sense to get as far away as I can. But then I stumble into someone else’s territory and get snagged by a shifter-happy cop who brings me to a pack. Pack Aberrant. The only shifter pack in the world that would actually be willing to help me. Before I know it, I’m getting attached to an enforcer and I’m fighting for these misfits who somehow thawed my heart. But I know better. My old master is coming for me, and Heathcliff…I can’t ever really move on without Heathcliff. I guess I won’t really need to, though. There’s no way I’m making it out of this alive.
STOLEN SONG (PARANORMAL PRISON) by Autumn Reed and Riley Proserpina
My voice doesn’t charm forest animals…It predicts death. That’s right—I’m a banshee. And I’m locked up in Nightmare Penitentiary with no hope of escape. I don’t expect to be rescued by handsome fae princes, either, since the last ones I had a crush on put me here. Now, the princes are here to rattle my cage, and they’re just as handsome and judgmental as I remember. I’d tell them exactly what I think about them, but in addition to stealing my freedom, they’ve taken my voice.
RONAN (NEW LAW MC BOOK 1) by Hope Ford
Bree – I never knew how much I needed my freedom until I moved to the Klamath Mountains. I was ready to get out on my own and let my bear run free. But when I have a run-in with the Eater Motorcycle Club it could have gone really bad if my cousin, who is part of the New Law MC, hadn’t shown up. Now, I’m under New Law’s protection, and after pissing off the dangerous high-ranking member of the rival club – I’m going to need it.
Ronan – She rides in on Sayer’s bike… and I don’t like it. She needs the club’s protection and my instant attraction to her won’t let me say no. When the Eater’s come for her, and I know they will… I’ll be ready. Because this Bear is mine.
BLAZING ACADEMY SEMESTER ONE (ACADEMY FOR ALL THINGS SCORCHING BOOK 1) by Avery Song
When the element of fire burns within your veins, the academy for all things blazing is the best place to learn how to make that flame burn even stronger. Alice Blaze is my name, and I’m your typical adopted sixteen-year-old. My mom disappeared after my birth and my dad was an alcoholic maniac. That left me being raised by my protective grandparents in the single house up the hill that people only come to view on Halloween.
Apparently, our house is haunted, but I haven’t figured that one out yet. Regardless of my depressing backstory, my life has always been in the line of misery. Since I was little, I always got into trouble, and it always ended up with something combusting into flames. Lighting up the curtains, explosive vials in lab class. Don’t get me started with the accidental school fire. Need I say more?
The last straw is when I’m accused of shattered all the windows in the entire school, but that doesn’t make sense because it has nothing to do with that burning nemesis called fire. With my grandparents having enough of my constant transfers, a letter of invitation lands right onto our doorstep. I’m invited to Blazing Academy, the academy for all things scorching hot. Shifters, demons, and blazing hot witches…oh right. That’s apparently what I am. A blazing hot witch. Let’s hope that’s all I am, and that this first semester goes a lot smoother than I’m imagining.
SHIFTING FATES (SANMERE SHIFTERS BOOK ONE) by Lola Gabriel
When Ellery Martin finds herself abducted and thrown into a makeshift prison with two other women, she is terrified. Ellery learns that her blood has a special protein, Sanmere, which allows her to become a shifter. The captor’s plan is to sell Ellery to the highest bidder—the alpha wolf of a dangerous pack.
Grey Langdon is the alpha of another pack of wolves. These wolves don’t believe in trading humans for money. He vows to end the evil pack, but when he finds himself imprisoned with Ellery and the others, he starts to think he has missed his chance.
Can Grey and Ellery escape their prison? And will they ever get a chance to act on the feelings that are developing between them?
VERY BAD WIZARDS (THE WICKED WIZARDS OF OZ BOOK 1) by C M Stunich
VS Note: From mid March.
My little dog, Toto, just shifted into a man. A gorgeous, chiseled beast of a man. That was about thirty seconds before the storm hit and he clutched me against his naked body while wild winds raged all around us. Yeah, we’re seriously not in fucking Kansas anymore. There are male witches with toothy smiles, a man with a tin arm, and some wizards. Some very, very bad wizards–and they’re all interested in me. Romantically. How … interesting. Oh, and then there’s Dorothy, the girl who’s claiming that she’s the good guy, and I’m the bad one, all because the power to control storms sleeps in my fingertips. My name is Ozora, Oz for short, and I’m a girl from nowhere, destined for somewhere.
THE ENFORCER by C D Gorri
She’s a sorceress sworn to protect a young Were whose very life is on the line. He’s an Enforcer charged with bringing them in. Garren Strengest is a man of honor and principle, but when he discovers his lady fair in Isabeau Rose, all bets are off. Her safety is the most important thing. Can he get her to give up the one thing she’s promised to protect in order to keep her out of danger?
VS Note: I’ve put the box set of the first 3 books in the award winning Badari Warrior series on sale for $.99! Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, with fierce alien predator DNA woven into their humanoid DNA, they fight the alien scientists for the right to live and to love…in these three books Aydarr the Alpha, Mateer the Enforcer and Timtur the Healer each find their fated mates among the human prisoners and the battle for survival and romance is ON!
SFR Station is a great source for discovering new-to-you SFR authors and books! (I have no connection with the website other than my books being listed there too.) There are various ways to search for books and tropes. Each month she’s now running a BookFunnel of new scifi romance releases from the previous month which have been submitted to her. One of mine from March is there too…the LINK to the BF event.
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
“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.