Nothing like a new book to transport you to a different time and place, and away from the current stressful situation for a few hours! Sending my best wishes to you and your loved ones, for safety and health.
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).
NORTH BOUND (CYBORG SPACE EXPLORATION BOOK 5) by Cynthia Sax
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me, love her cyborgs!
North, the second-in-command of a cyborg crew, has two priorities—he has to explore and collect data on Balazoid Minor, a small planet in their sector, and he must bring his three-being team back to the ship alive and fully functional. When he encounters his brash, bravado-wielding female, the one being genetically designed for him, he recognizes her for what she is—a distraction that might get him and his brethren killed. He WILL claim her, but only on his terms, when his mission is complete and everyone he is responsible for protecting is safe.
Myrina the Magnificent is the best warrior on her planet and possibly the universe. She has captured an unparalleled fourteen males for her all-female tribe. Once she has secured the fifteenth male, she will be a legend. Her name will live forever. She’ll earn the undying adoration of her sisters. Glory will be hers. The male in her sights—and in her snare—is a huge, gray-skinned, blue-eyed cyborg with a skill for war and lips designed for kissing. One emotionally charged battle is all it takes for Myrina to realize she wants North for herself. She won’t share his caresses with anyone.
Their forbidden love might be destined to be, but it won’t be easy to maintain. Myrina will have to fight her sisters, an all-powerful male-eating plant, and her cyborg’s unbending will to make North hers and hers alone.
TRIBUTE (BARBARIANS OF THE SAND PLANET BOOK 4) by Tana Stone
She gave herself to the aliens to save her friends. Now she’s pledged to be the Crestek warrior’s mate. But will the marriage of convenience become something more?
Volunteering herself as tribute to the aliens was the only way Holly could ensure the safety of the rest of her bounty hunter crew. Problem is, now she’s locked in the alien city and engaged to marry a guy she’s never even met. All she wanted to do was save her friends so they could get off the sand planet. She never dreamed she’d end up as some huge alien’s mate. She’ll play along until she can find a way to escape, and then she’s gone, and he’ll be nothing but a memory. What could go wrong with this plan?
As one of the high-born Cresteks, he could have his pick of mates, but now he’s been told he must marry the alien female they took from the Dothvek barbarians. The flame-haired female may stir his desire, but she also seems to take pleasure in defying him. The last thing he wants is a stubborn mate who doesn’t even want to be bonded with him. He’ll go along with it for the sake of his family honor, but he has no intention of falling for her. Right?
CROWNED MATE: STARGAZER ALIEN SPACE CRUISE BRIDES #1 by Tasha Black
VS Note: A new series from Tasha Black!
Juno Adair can’t believe her luck when she wins the Princess Package space cruise and sets off aboard the Stargazer II in the lap of luxury. But she soon learns that even pretend royalty comes at a price. Torn between the valet that loves her for who she really is, and the king who can save her people, Juno faces a choice that she never wanted, but one that will decide her fate. Can she resist her urges long enough to do what’s right for her people, or will she choose love over duty?
Zane is a royal in hiding. He spends his days staying out of the public eye, performing manual labor in the amazing forest at the center of a luxury space cruiser. Until he spots the newest passenger, Princess Juno, who stirs something in him he’s never felt before. He does everything in his power to be by her side, even posing as her personal valet. And when he learns that her people need help, he knows just what to do. But to help her, he will have to reclaim his forsaken lineage and take his rightful place on the throne, even if it means losing her forever. Will he reveal his secret to save her people, or will he confess his love to win her heart?
JAVIK (WARRIORS OF VAZNIK BOOK 5) by Ava York
Brilliant scientist. Dedicated doctor. But beneath that cold, blue, analytical exterior beats a hungry heart. He’s watched the other warriors meet their mates. And he can’t wait to meet his own. Taste her. Claim her. But when she arrives, she’s not like anything he ever imagined. And unless he’s smarter than he’s ever been before, he’s going to lose her. Addie James has run out of options. She’s had to learn to protect her heart. Keep her emotions safe, hidden. Better not to have any at all. But when fate throws her into the path of a giant, horned blue skinned alien, can she resist letting him in?
WASTELAND TREASURE (THE DEVIANT FUTURE BOOK 2) by Eve Langlais
New Earth isn’t a kind or gentle place, so Gunner isn’t entirely surprised when a freak windstorm leaves him blinded in a strange place. At least he’s not alone. Sofia might have been banished but she enjoys the freedom of living by her own wits and rules. When a handsome stranger shows up needing help, she agrees if he’ll give her the one thing she’s always wanted. A child. Before Gunner can make good on his end of the bargain, a calamity sends them fleeing right into danger. The monsters aren’t what defeats them, though. They end up captured, unwilling guests in a strange new city with a self-proclaimed king. Since a dungeon isn’t Gunner’s idea of a forever home, he’s breaking free, and when he does, he’s bringing Sofia with him. If they survive, will Sofia get the child she wants? Or will they both crave something more?
ESCAPE VELOCITY (OFF-WORLD SERIES BOOK 7) by Rebecca York
Max Cassidy, a space pilot who operates on the edge of legality, doesn’t know he’s risking his life when he picks up a shipment of contraband from Naxion. On this forbidden planet, all the inhabitants are beyond ugly except the gorgeous women raised for the interplanetary slave trade. When Cassidy discovers the cargo is one of these slaves, he vows to save her. But he doesn’t know how much the woman who calls herself Amber is hiding from him. Attraction flares between them. As their sexual relationship turns steamy, the chase is on to escape the corrupt official who bought Amber. But the only way to ensure her safety is to terminate the man’s sadistic avocation. Passion builds as they rocket off to what could be Max’s final mission.
GIRL OF FLESH AND METAL by Alicia Ellis
VS Note: Not a romance.
It was supposed to help her—not turn her into a monster. Now, Lena’s stuck with this cybernetic arm, and her friends are terrified of her. And maybe they should be.
The arm’s artificial intelligence takes Lena’s thoughts to the extreme. It acts when she doesn’t tell it to, even when she’s asleep. Ever since she got the new limb, she’s been sleepwalking and waking in odd places. To Lena, this is just another example of how CyberCorp—her parents’ company and the manufacturer of the arm—screws up everything. As the rollout of CyberCorp’s new android approaches, a murderer targets children of the company’s employees. And thanks to her sleepwalking, Lena doesn’t know what she was doing during the murders. When the evidence points to her, Lena decides to prove her innocence—or her guilt.
KAREN VS ALIEN by Loki Renard
I’m a simple woman. I don’t like my food at a restaurant? I send it back. Poor service? I leave a review. Alien Invasion? There’s only one thing to do: speak to the manager.
The alien in control of my world is massive, brutal, entirely warlike in appearance and temperament. He is everything a human should fear, but I am Karen, and I fear nothing.
He may be eight feet of total alien domination, but he’s going to make sure I’m satisfied.
In every. way. possible.
SAVED BY THE ALIEN WARRIOR (WARRIORS OF AGRON BOOK 3) by Hope Hart
I was abducted, sold, then crash landed on a strange planet…only to be abducted again. And you know the funny thing? I barely even care. I’m numb. You see, I’ve already lost everything. When you’re doing something you love, you never think that it could be the last time. That someone might take your life from you and leave you stranded on a planet where most of the locals are out to get you. Now I’m lying here, far from home, bleeding out in a trap built for a huge beast that could show up at any second and eat me. Which isn’t quite how I pictured my death… But an alien warrior has found me instead. He says he can help me. Unfortunately, on this planet, I’ve heard that before. And it’s never boded well for me. He’s huge, arrogant, and he’s got muscles in all the right places. Even a dying woman can appreciate the view when he takes off his shirt to keep me warm. I don’t know if I even have it in me to save myself at this point, but two women are counting on me to get back to them with help. Can I trust the alien warrior to save us? And while he’s saving my life, can he make me feel something… anything other than hopelessness?
THE KRAKEN IN THE LAKE by Annie Beth Rider
VS Note: From March
Kate’s boyfriend has left her in financial ruin. After gambling away all their money, he skips town leaving her and his mess behind. Kate is in desperate need of money, with no way to pay off the debt left in his wake. When her sister swoops in with an unexpected job offer, Kate is in no place to turn it down. Even if it means living in the middle of nowhere for the next few years. Kate packs up her life in Vegas and moves to northern Washington to become the property manager of her brother-in-law’s newly inherited lake house. What starts out as a simple job quickly turns into so much more. With every day that passes, Kate discovers more and more secrets hidden within the lake house. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that she might not be the only person living on the lake. When a mysterious stranger appears in the water, Kate must decide if she is ready to open her heart again.
Sam has spent the past fifteen years trapped on earth, with no hope of ever returning to his home world. He was raised at the remote lake house by John, an eccentric millionaire who was kind enough to keep Sam hidden from the eyes of the world. After John passes away, Sam is truly alone. Sam is convinced that humans cannot be trusted. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…0
THE TITAN (CHRYSALIS CORPORATION BOOK 2) by T A Venedicktov
The Titan. The largest battleship to exist and the place where fighter pilot Damion was sure he’d die beside his lover, Requiem, a human-AI hybrid. Their ship is set to explode in seconds—but when the countdown ends, they find themselves at the mercy of the rebel leader, Athena. She offers help, but Damion knows it won’t come for free. What is he willing to do to ensure Requiem’s survival and liberate him from the Corporation that holds his fate in their hands? In the belly of the Titan, Damion faces the worst parts of himself and must finally decide what to do about his feelings for Requiem. If he accepts the resistance leader’s offer, his path could lead him places he never expected—or to a bloody end.
HOME FRONT (STAR KINGDOM BOOK 7) by Lindsay Buroker
VS Note: Not a romance but I enjoy all her books…
Casmir and his allies have struck a devastating blow to the powerful prince who sent invaders into their star system, but war still rages at home. Worse, the prince has escaped with a lethal bioweapon, and he intends to wipe out all human life on Odin. Casmir could lose his parents, his friends, and everyone he holds dear.
On top of all that, the Kingdom fleet commander Jorg has captured two of Casmir’s friends to ensure his “compliance.” But Jorg wants a bioweapon of his own as well as the deadly crushers that Casmir has made. To side with him would be to side with the devil. But if Casmir doesn’t… he may never see his friends alive again.
ALIEN BETROTHED (ALIEN BRIDE SERIES BOOK 4) by Luna Kingsley
Celia is putting her farming skills to use on abandoned acreage in Endol when a pack of ferocious beasts send her running. She ends up lost on the unfamiliar planet with darkness fast approaching.
Bhaktus has just taken command of his own warriors when he’s tasked with locating a lost female from Earth. He tracks her into dangerous territory where she’s been captured by their enemy. It could cause an all-out war to save her, but she’s too valuable to leave behind.
On the run, they have to rely on each other to survive. Bhaktus tries to ignore how she makes him feel. After all, it has been a long time since he had someone share his furs. He needs to be prepared to say good-bye and return to his post if they make it back in one piece. Unfortunately, nothing on this planet is ever easy.
FERAL SKIES (REVERSE HAREM ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE) by K M Raya
You learn a lot about people when the $#!* hits the fan. You learn who to trust, who to rely on… who to watch out for. Me? I learned not to get too close to people, because one day I’ll probably have to put a bullet between their eyes.My friends and I got lucky… if you could call it that. We’ve been traveling North for exactly a year dodging baddies, looting the ruins of what used to be the United States and avoiding the snapping teeth and grabby hands of the undead. A year on the road has been hell, and after getting trapped in a burning warehouse full of walking corpses, getting rescued by a ragtag group of hotties just seemed too good to be true. I don’t trust these guys, no matter how much my heart and my… body would like me to. But we need the help getting North, and if I end up having to waste these savage, beautiful men, then so be it. At least I can have some fun along the way.
THE LASARIAN (ALDEBARIAN ALLIANCE BOOK 1) by Dianne Duvall
Taelon searches the galaxy for his younger sister, who mysteriously disappeared while on a diplomatic mission. When an ally reveals that she was seized and is being held prisoner on Earth, Taelon descends upon the blue planet, intent on freeing her and exacting vengeance. However, all does not go as planned. Before he can find her, Taelon is captured and becomes the subject of torturous experiments. For what feels like an eternity, all he knows is pain and fury… until a mind tentatively touches his own and a woman’s voice forever changes his world.
After suffering tragic losses, Lisa is finally beginning to carve out a future for herself when chance sends her to the Anomalous Cognition Research Institute. What at first appears to be a benign organization seeking participants for a psychic study instead turns out to be a government facility harboring a much darker intent. Lisa discovers this too late and soon becomes the unwilling subject of a terrifying experiment. Just as fear and desperation threaten to consume her, a deep, compelling voice penetrates the looming insanity and lends her hope.
Having seen only the worst of humanity, Taelon is shocked when Lisa risks everything to free him. Together the two make their escape, and Taelon finds himself fascinated by the small human woman who—despite all she’s suffered—can still laugh and tease and lure smiles from him. Friendship swiftly grows between them as they work together to evade soldiers intent on capturing them and find themselves hunted by mystifying preternatural beings. Through it all, Lisa steadfastly remains by his side, stealing more of his heart each day while she helps him unravel the mystery of his sister’s fate. Can they find his sister before the hunters find them? If they survive their quest, will Taelon have to bid Lisa farewell… or can he coax her into leaving her planet and joining him for the adventure of a lifetime?
CLAIMED BY THE WARRIOR (PRISONERS OF KARCERIKUS BOOK 2) by Roxie Ray
To survive on a hellish prison planet I’m doing favors for the most dangerous gang around. My fellow prisoners hate me for the special treatment I’m given, and I’m balanced on a knife’s edge since the Sives could turn against me at any moment … or demand more than I can give.
And when a new convict joins the gang, I know I’m in trouble. How can my body yearn for one of them when I’ve seen the terrors they’re capable of? Surge is as dangerous as they come, a born killer riding the edge. But when he’s with me, there’s more to him than the monster he’s pretending to be.
I can’t stay away from him, but the more time we spend together, the more danger we’re both in. And when I find out why Surge is really on Karcerikus, I’ll need to risk it all to help him solve the terrible mystery gripping the prison planet. But as trouble lurks in every shadow, will Surge give into his nature … or will he give into the desire between us and claim me as his mate?
RULED (APEXIAN WARRIOR ROMANCE BOOK 1) by Arcadia Shield
A mission that can’t fail. A wounded alien warrior with a dark past. A woman determined to protect her heart. Wren Tulloch needs a win. If this mission to capture a rare sapo explosivo fails, she’s out. She has to prove she’s good enough. If she doesn’t, she knows the cost of failure. But Wren has a problem. All six foot six inches of smoldering, purple-eyed, Apexian. Her work partner is a rule breaker. A good time alien, with abs to die for and an attitude that makes her blood boil. If only he wasn’t so toe-curlingly gorgeous. But she won’t fall for him. If she does, he’ll mess her around, and her fragile heart will shatter.
Striker Bandidar lives in the moment. Screw tomorrow. He could be dead by then. And rules are for morons. But there’s one adorable Human rule keeper who’s making him have second thoughts. He won’t go there. He’s faced soul shattering loss and betrayal from people he trusted. Have fun, live for today, and everything will be fine. But when his gorgeous, frustratingly sexy partner is taken, Striker learns some rules have to be obeyed if you’re to find meaning, joy, and a happily ever after in the stars. Will he overcome his fears and lose his heart to Wren? And if he does, will she let him in?
AXXEON PRINCE’S PRIZE (MATES FOR AXXEON 9 BOOK 3) by Liz Paffel
She’s a midwife to monsters. Human midwife Sasha Black was abducted from Earth and sent to an alien breeding farm to deliver hybrid babies. Suddenly, the monsters who put her on the desolate planet abandon them, and if she doesn’t get help soon, they’ll all die. They’ve run out of food and water, and her expectant mothers are delivering something unexpected. Something else. Hahn, Prince of Axxeon 9, receives a covert message from his father, the exiled King. He’s in trouble, and time is running out. Hahn must reach him soon, but a frantic transmission from a ghost planet forces him to jump far off course. He’s sworn to protect his father and keep their secret pact, but duty is challenged by the human female who needs him, and tempts him with her curvy body to forget his true purpose. When his heart overrides loyalty, Hahn must make an impossible choice. Will he sacrifice everything for his fated mate, or do the unthinkable?
IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King
VS Note: I don’t normally cover horror but hey, Stephen King…not much provided for a blurb so I grabbed what I could to show you:
“…an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.”
DEUX EX MECHANIC (THE CRICKET CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Ryann Fletcher
Alice is the best mechanic the corrupt Coalition regime has ever seen. When she’s kidnapped by an infamous vigilante space pirate named Violet, she has to make the hardest decision she’s ever made: escape back to the comfort of the Coalition, or risk everything to fight injustice?
When Violet decided to ransack Coalition vessels, she never though she’d have to fight her feelings for Alice, too. Will giving into an affair with the treasonous mechanic cloud her judgment and jeopardize the safety of her crew? As they fight side by side against ruthless rival pirate captain Leo and his crew, will they grow closer together, or will everything fall apart and leave them stranded in dark space?
SUPREME’S KISS (SUPREME SERIES BOOK 3) by M K Eidem
All Kirall wanted to do was bring his mate home, love her, and make sure she never suffered again as she had on Earth.All Autumn wanted was to make a home on Mondu, love Kirall, and maybe have a family.While some on Mondu embrace and support the return of the Supremes, others do not. Not everyone is happy Supremes have returned. Change causes conflict. Lives are about to change. All is threatened when an Elder was discovered carrying a jewel that the Varana took from Autumn’s brother, Jack.The Supremes have returned to Mondu, and it has stirred up ancient animosities. Can Autumn and Kirall overcome them and return Mondu to the proper path or will they be destroyed, and with them any hope their people have.
SAINTS AND SINNERS (RAVAGE RIDERS MC BOOK 2) by Nikki Landis
VS Note: Author states “A twist on traditional MC romance with a dash of science fiction & time travel.*”
R.J. – Bad luck seems to follow me wherever I go. My mother is a whore. My stepfather is an abusive drunk. I’ve lost the only woman I’ve ever loved. Our rival MC wants to take our club down. My best friend has a price on his head and now all hell has broken loose.
Worse, I’ve just had the biggest revelation of my life . . . endangering everyone I know.
I’m offered one chance to make everything right. It’s risky. There’s just one question . . . is it the devil playing games or an angel dangling salvation? There’s a lot at stake when you’re nothing . . . but a heathen and a SINNER. …
Cara – I’ve done everything right my entire life. I volunteer at the local food pantry.
I’ve never used drugs. My grade point average is a perfect 4.0. In just three months, I’m supposed to marry my high school sweetheart. He’s a perfect gentleman. Wealthy. Educated. Lethal. In public, he’s everyone’s best friend. Behind closed doors, he’s my worst nightmare. I’m trapped . . .and I’ll do anything to find a way out, even if I have to lie, cheat, steal, or betray everyone in my path. There’s a lot to lose when all you want is freedom . . . especially when people consider you a SAINT.
QUEEN: A CHRONICLE OF THE SIBYL’S WAR by Timothy Zahn
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
Nicole Hammond is a Sibyl, a special human that has the ability to communicate with a strange alien ship called the Fyrantha. However, Nicole and all other sentient creatures are caught up in a war for control between two competing factions. Now, the street-kid turned rebel leader has a plan that would restore freedom to all who have been shanghaied by the strange ship. She just has to unite the many alien races being forced to combat for their freedom, dodge slaving war profiteers determined to capture her, and convince an AI at war with itself to trust her above all else.
HUNTED BY THE ALIEN PIRATE (MATES OF THE KILGARI BOOK 4) by Celia Kyle and Athena Storm
He’s one of the most skilled alien engineers in the galaxy. And he’s got my motor running. I can’t get enough of Montier. Those broad golden shoulders and big arms that want to sweep me off my feet… Those alien bedroom eyes that look into my soul… Those abs that I want to feast on… It’s enough to make any human woman swoon. Except we don’t have time to swoon when we’re in constant danger. The people who kidnapped me have chased me around the galaxy and they’re not giving up. We don’t know why they want me and my friends so much. Hell, we don’t even know who they are. Until Montier finds something that could blow this thing wide open. It’s a gamble, but we’re willing to wager everything. It’s dangerous, but the alternative is death. This gorgeous horned alien man is my fated mate. He’s sworn to protect me till the last star vanishes. And now he’s going to lay it all on the line to keep me safe. Because otherwise we’re all gonna die.
HER ALIEN KEEPER (PRAEZORIAN BOUNTY HUNTERS BOOK 2) by Ivy McAdam
If you’re on their bounty list, there’s no escape…I thought I’d made the most profound archeological discovery ever, but as it turns out, the remains I’m studying aren’t quite human. They’re alien. And apparently extraterrestrials don’t care for their dead being disturbed. When a tall, dark, and horned alien shows up to steal me away, I’m launched into a centuries’ old war between two powerful forces in a world I never knew existed.
It looks like it’s game over for me, but the way my bounty hunter lingers near my cage and touches my face has me curious. Maybe we can strike a deal for my freedom. He seems to know what he wants and with the way my blood heats when he kisses me, I’m not sure I’ll need to fake it.
CLAIMED BY THE ALIEN WARRIOR KING (THE VADA WARS BOOK 1) by Zara Zenia and Eden Ember
Palace slave Chera fears she will be alone forever, but when rogue forces attack and kidnap the princess, injuring Chera, she awakes to find the enigmatic King Thras watching her with peculiar fascination. The newly crowned ruler has always been stand-offish, yet his intentions are clear: he wants her.
King Thras wasn’t ready to take the throne, but he holds the responsibility of ensuring peace in his system. The attack and kidnapping of his sister is an act of war, and it exposes the warrior’s true weakness: his feelings for the human slave Chera. He’s always been able to resist temptation, but when she’s injured and his uxormea appears over his heart, he knows he’s in the presence of his true mate.
Can King Thras secure the safety of his kingdom and the heart of his mate, or will the forces intent on destroying his birthright succeed in ending his rule and his life with his true love?
THE DETERMINED HERO (THE LOST PLANET SERIES BOOK 7) by K Webster and Nicole Blanchard
Our world is dangerous and destroyed by our ancestors. We’re a bunch of hulking, broody mortarekkers left on this wretched planet, and it’d be enough to frighten any alien female upon waking to see our ugly nogs. But my mate isn’t frightened. The moment she wakes, I claim her. How could I not when she’s the bravest and most beautiful female to ever walk this earth? Surprisingly, she’s excited for this new adventure. Eager to be my side. A heroine like in all the stories she so fervently retells.
We could even have the happily ever after she speaks of. If only an army of evil, violent, cruel Kevins weren’t headed our way. And I’m the one everyone is relying on to save them. Each solar flies by quicker than the last. It’s a race to build a powerful weapon to blow them out of the sky and woo the prettiest female at the same time. I’ve got this.
I’m a mort of many talents. I’m one determined hero. These Kevins think they’ll take away our happy ending? I rekking think not.
DARK OPPRESSION (GALACTIC GUARDIANS BOOK 4) by Brooke Reed
Bex: I was abducted by aliens… twice. At some point, a girl has to admit luck isn’t on her side. Maybe if I keep my head down and let the more important people deal with all of the craziness, my life will quiet down, and I’ll finally have some peace. All I have to do is stay off everyone’s radar. No luck needed for that, right?
Uulos: I have dedicated my existence to the Ascension–to the perfection of myself through cybernetic enhancement. My crewmates consider me cold, aloof, and robotic.
And I do not discourage such opinions. But now I have found someone among the crew that is not so different from me. Someone who knows what it is like to separate from the others. Only, fate is sometimes cruel, and I know this union can never be.
RESISTING THE CYBORG (RENEGADE CYBORGS BOOK 4) by Jude Gray
Cider – I want a lot of things out of life. Love? Sure. I want love. But I am looking for a particular kind of man to attach myself to–and I have not met him yet. Certainly the man I am working for is not the one for me. He is too dangerous. Too dark and disturbing. And I do not want to love a man I would have to be so afraid of losing.
VOXX – BOOK 1 IN THE MASTERED BY THE ZINN ALIEN ABDUCTION ROMANCE SERIES by Alana Khan
The ‘Girls for Guns’ lottery is a secret arrangement going back hundreds of years. The government allows the Zinns to abduct human women in exchange for advanced military technology. Voxx – I won the lottery, a chance to take the human female of my choice for the entirety of The Quest. I can keep her alone on my ship and do whatever I desire with her for fourteen days. At the end of the period, she can choose to stay with me to be my mate, or return to Earth with her mind wiped of our time together. I thought it would be easy to make her crave my dominant nature. I was wrong. Victoria – On Day One I learn I have to submit to the handsome purple male who wants to control me, body and soul. While I use our time together to explore my sensual desires, I vow to hate him until I breathe my last breath.
THE WAR PRIEST (ARS NUMINA BOOK 5) by Ann Aguirre
Dour. Dutiful. Dogged. Personal tragedy drove Callum McRae to join the Order of Saint Casimir fifteen years ago; now he’s in charge of a hold he hasn’t lived in for years. Supplies are scarce, he has no knack for dealing with people, and the Gols are at the gates. To make matters worse, he’s also battling an attraction so powerful and forbidden that it imperils his very soul…
Canny. Cheerful. Charming. Joss Bristow seems bright and cheerful, but she’s hiding a well of sorrow that fuels her music. She’s also prone to leaping before she looks, exactly how she ends up besieged at Burnt Amber. Though she wanted to get to know Callum better, she never imagined that falling for him could cost her life.
He’s the dark of night, and she’s the sun that shines just for him. Two wounded souls have never needed each other more, but between his holy vows and the devastation of war, the odds are stacked against them.
JOSS (WERE ZOO BOOK 9) by R E Butler
All Jeanie Moon has to show for the last twenty-five years of her life is a divorce that left her broke with terrible credit, and a desire to never be in a relationship again. When her twenty-something neighbor gives her a coupon for a free VIP tour at a safari park, she decides there are worse ways to spend a Friday afternoon.
Alpha wolf Joss isn’t interested in anything but the Amazing Adventures Safari Park he and his pack call home – that and keeping their shifter abilities a secret from humans. He’s happy when one of his males finds a soulmate, but none of his people have found their mate with the help of the VIP tours which were designed to bring in potential mates. When he’s called to the tour desk to settle an issue with someone using another person’s ticket, he’s in for the shock of his life when he discovers his soulmate is the one holding the ticket.
Joss knows that taking a human as his mate means his alphaship is in jeopardy, but he won’t give Jeanie up without a fight, even if it means facing off against the one male he never thought he’d see again…his brother.
RACE THE SANDS: A NOVEL by Sarah Beth Durst
Life, death, and rebirth—in Becar, who you are in this life will determine your next life. Yet there is hope—you can change your destiny with the choices you make. But for the darkest individuals, there is no redemption: you come back as a kehok, a monster, and are doomed to be a kehok for the rest of time. Unless you can win the Races.
After a celebrated career as an elite kehok rider, Tamra became a professional trainer. Then a tragic accident shattered her confidence, damaged her reputation, and left her nearly broke. Now, she needs the prize money to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her, and that means she must once again find a winning kehok . . . and a rider willing to trust her.
Raia is desperate to get away from her domineering family and cruel fiancé. As a kehok rider, she could earn enough to buy her freedom. But she needs a first-rate trainer. Impressed by the inexperienced young woman’s determination, Tamra hires Raia and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win—if he can be tamed. But in this sport, if you forget you’re riding on the back of a monster, you die. Tamra and Raia will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Becaran Races—and in the process, discover what makes this particular kehok so special.
INDIGO DUST (THE AETHERIAL EMBRACE TRILOGY BOOK 1) by Kristy Nicolle
When Kairi Freemont happens upon a winged man on her parents’ Tennessee Ranch, she’s given what she’s wanted ever since the day she was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: An escape from the pain of her chronic, invisible illness. Through the power of the Aetherial Sun, Aro shows her there’s not only a place where her pain disappears but that she can live in a fairytale world of Unicorns, Fae, and magic she’s always wished was real. But when Kairi discovers that meeting Aro was no accident, that she may have lived a whole past life at Aro’s side before being stolen away by the monstrous Draconians, things start to spin out of control.
Are the Draconians, a race of banished dragon riders who have long since lost their precious reptilian steeds, as monstrous as the rest of Aetheria believes? And what lies at the heart of Aro’s motivation behind sweeping Kairi off her feet? Is it simply flirtation and his desire to give her a better life, or is the truth far more malicious than she could have ever expected?
SHIFTED SOUL (THE WOLVES OF FOREST GROVE BOOK 2) by Elena Lawson
I’m not just Allie Grace anymore. A beast slumbers beneath the surface of my skin. I have new urges and impulses. Not to mention a hot temper that flares up at the slightest provocation. But that’s not all—apparently, I’m also mated. It’s like a part of my soul has been sucked out, cleaved in two, and deposited into Jared and Clay. The strange otherworldly force tying us together is all but impossible to ignore. I try my best, though. At least until other packs catch wind of the new wolf in Forest Grove. The one who has not yet chosen her pack. The one with two tails and a will strong enough to challenge one of the strongest alphas in the state. To some, I’m a prize to be claimed. A trophy wolf that should be studied and admired. But to others, I’m dangerous. An unknown variable that could pose a threat to an entire race. With no other option, I’ll have to trust in my newfound animal instinct, and in the two shifters who’ve each claimed a piece of my soul.
THE GIRL AND THE STARS (THE BOOK OF THE ICE 1) by Mark Lawrence
In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz’s people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same. Yaz’s difference tears her from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger. Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.
FIRE, FURY, FAITH (WINGED WARRIORS BOOK 1) by N D Jones
Issa, tribal chieftain and warrior, dies trying to protect his family and tribesmen from slave traders but is given a second chance at life as an angel. Having lost his home, daughters, and life by forces beyond his control, Issa, a Guardian Angel for four centuries, has yet to come to terms with this “failure.” So when a rogue demon attacks and almost kills his wife, Serwa, Issa goes on the hunt.
Serwa knows the pain of loss, the burn of fire, the heat of love. She is a Healer Angel, bound to help, to heal, to protect. And the person she wants most to heal is Issa, her husband, her soul mate, her warrior. But what is a woman to do when a husband’s guilt and fury challenge the very foundation of their marriage?
LORD OF HELL (THE DRAGON DEMI GODS BOOK 2) by Charlene Hartnady
I hate my father. At least, I want to. He is an evil bastard. I should hate him. You see, he’s Hades. God of the Underworld. I am his son. I find I desperately want his approval and, at the same time, don’t want to be anything like him. It’s a screwed-up place to be in. And people wonder why I am the way I am.
Hades is despicable. Immoral. Cunning. He’s my dad.
I’m not sure why I keep returning to hell. Why I keep going back to see him. Why I torture myself with his indifference. Am I ever going to learn? It seems not. It’s always the same, just when I think I am dead to him, he gives me another one of his duties. Something easy, he says. Something even I – his disappointment of a son – can get right. I should know better. I should turn him down flat. I can’t!
I do a stupid thing and accept. Now I have to bring a soul to hell. Her time is up. This woman killed an innocent. Fetch her. End her. She’s a murderer. Deserves to spend eternity down here. Only it isn’t as simple as my father said it would be. Not even close.
TATE’S TRUTH (SEXY SINS RETREAT BOOK 4) by Lilith Darville
I have four destined mates. That all sounds like a great time if I weren’t tasked with running a retreat infested with incubi, coping with a suddenly out-of-control sex drive and calming jealousies among my guys. If only I could remember our past lives, surely that would give me some insights into how to bring us together this time around. And now all kinds of weird things are happening. Why can’t the afterlife be easy?
THE VOYAGES OF CINRAK THE DAPPER (QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS MINIS BOOK 2) by A J Fitzwalter
Dapper. Lesbian. Capybara. Pirate. Cinrak the Dapper is a keeper of secrets, a righter of wrongs, the saltiest capybara on the sea and a rider of both falling stars and a great glass whale. Join her, her beloveds, the rat Queen Orvilia and the marmot diva Loquolchi, lead soprano of the Theatre Rat-oyal, her loyal cabin kit, Benj the chinchilla, and Agnes, last of the great krakens, as they hunt for treasures of all kinds and find adventures beyond their wildest dreams. Let Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning storyteller A.J. Fitzwater take you on a glorious journey about finding yourself, discovering true love and found family, and exploring the greatest secrets of the deep. Also, dapperness.
MIDNIGHT FURY (MIDNIGHT WOLF SHIFTER PACK ROMANCE BOOK 4) by L Ann
Jaden never wanted a mate ...But fate had other plans and now he not only has a mate, it’s also one he didn’t ask for. Still recovering from his capture and abuse at the hands of the Collector, Jaden wants revenge. But things aren’t what they seem and the female he’s been forced to bond with comes with secrets that could destroy what is left of his control. Can Jaden defeat his demons or will they swallow him whole?
THE CERULEAN QUEEN (THE NINE REALMS BOOK 4) by Sarah Kozloff
The true queen of Weirandale has returned. Cerulia has done the impossible and regained the throne. However, she’s inherited a council of traitors, a realm in chaos, and a war with Oromondo. Now a master of her Gift, to return order to her kingdom she will use all she has learned—humility, leadership, compassion, selflessness, and the necessity of ruthlessness.
BEWITCHED SHIFTER (ALASKA ALPHAS BOOK 3) by Tamsin Ley
Cupcakes and canines – Ashlyn Reed came to Alaska to run a bakery, not run from the law. But after she’s attacked in a dark alley and the guy ends up dead, the hot detective investigating the case tells her she’s not only a werewolf, but his fated mate. Can either one be true? Whispers of witches – Someone in town is hexing shifters, and Detective Kepler Stone is determined to hunt them down, especially when it turns out his new mate may be next. But the pack wants Ashlyn eliminated before the curse spreads. Can he solve the case and keep her safe? Secrets and sacrifice – With the passion between them growing, they stay one step ahead of their foes, but the magic inside Ashlyn may be more than either of them can handle. As witches close in on one side and the pack on the other, will they have to decide between staying together and staying alive?
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY by Naomi Kritzer
VS Note: Sounded intriguing so I one clicked. (The cover drew me in!) It was GREAT. I wished it was longer, I wished it was the start of a novel or a series or both…loved it. I loved her book CATFISHING ON CATNET earlier this year too…
Upon setting up her Little Free Library, Meagan develops an unexpected friendship with a mysterious book borrower.
SHOREFALL: A NOVEL (THE FOUNDERS TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett
A few years ago, Sancia Grado would’ve happily watched Tevanne burn. Now, she’s hoping to transform her city into something new. Something better. Together with allies Orso, Gregor, and Berenice, she’s about to strike a deadly blow against Tevanne’s cruel robber-baron rulers and wrest power from their hands for the first time in decades.
But then comes a terrifying warning: Crasedes Magnus himself, the first of the legendary hierophants, is about to be reborn. And if he returns, Tevanne will be just the first place to feel his wrath.
Thousands of years ago, Crasedes was an ordinary man who did the impossible: Using the magic of scriving—the art of imbuing objects with sentience—he convinced reality that he was something more than human. Wielding powers beyond comprehension, he strode the world like a god for centuries, meting out justice and razing empires single-handedly, cleansing the world through fire and destruction—and even defeating death itself.
Like it or not, it’s up to Sancia to stop him. But to have a chance in the battle to come, she’ll have to call upon a god of her own—and unlock the door to a scriving technology that could change what it means to be human. And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same.
A SAVAGE DEBT (BEHOLDEN DUET BOOK 1) by Zoey Ellis
As payment for her father’s debt, he wants: Her At his mercy For three nights
Notorious outlaw Maddoc follows no rules. When he walks into the palace demanding repayment for a debt no one knew existed, he wants only one thing. The Omega princess. Protected and revered, Ana struggles to find control in a life planned for her from the moment she was born. When she is forced to give three nights to a dark, lawless Alpha, his primal touch turns her world to chaos. But the more she tries to resist, the deeper she is sucked into the intense savagery he has saved just for her.
THE FAERIE TRADER: CHRONICLES OF ALBURNIUM SHORT TALE by J R Castle
Jael Azazel’s friends describe him as a stupid faun with a big heart, but Jael respectfully disagrees. Truth is, he’s simply not been able to catch a break. What he needs is a bit of luck to get back on his hooves. Then along comes the deal of a lifetime. With the wealth acquired, Jael sees that he will be set for life, be able to hold his head high, and hopefully win Tila’s heart. But it’s what he doesn’t see that could land him in a world of trouble and shatter all his hopes and dreams.
HEAVEN SENT FLAME (WARRIORS IN BRONZE BOOK 3) by Nancy Lee Badger
Scottish Highlands, 1790: London-born Marigold awakens naked inside a dark tomb. Using a spell to free herself, and wrapped in her long red hair and an unusual banner, she is startled by the bronze statue staring down at her.
Raleigh, North Carolina Present day: As a Fae living among humans, Sam heads home to his beach house in Rodanthe, but is compelled to park at the Raleigh Museum of Art. This is where he and fellow demon fighters vanquished two demons. Has another returned? Two women gain his attention, but mystery surrounds both.
He returns with the redhead to his cousin’s home, but the fire-throwing demon follows. When a sword-wielding Marigold saves him, he wonders where her abilities come from. Is she the third Heaven-sent warrior? A woman? If so, training her is prudent, but the urge to make love to her is too strong to resist.
CINDERELLA ASSASSIN: A GLASS SLIPPER ADVENTURE by Allie Burton
What if your fairy godmother sent you to the royal ball to assassinate the heir to the kingdom, but instead of killing the prince you fell in love? The kingdom is in upheaval. The royals are imprisoning anyone with fairytale blood in a crusade to get rid of magic and make technology—something they can control—dominant. It all gets personal when Ellery’s best friend, a smoke sprite, is arrested, and Ellery must find a way to rescue her.
Ellery’s fairy godmother devises a devious deal. She will get Ellery into the hi-tech palace to save her friend, if she kills the prince while at the ball. But there’s a problem. Several, actually.
Ellery passes as human but if the truth is discovered she’d be imprisoned. A truth she refuses to face. She doesn’t travel in royal circles and wouldn’t recognize the prince if he kissed her. And, she certainly doesn’t want to kill anyone. Ever. But Ellery will do anything to save her friend. When Ellery arrives at the ball, she meets a charming stranger and attraction ignites. He follows her into the palace prison. There they discover a dark royal plot that will destroy the fairytale creatures. Will she choose to fight for her magical friends or her heart?
MURDER (WHISPERS FROM THE BAYOU BOOK 5) by Sandra R Neeley
Murder is the last of the gargoyles in Whispers to find his mate. Or so he thinks…
A fateful mission into Hell to rescue his best friend’s stolen mate leads Murder to a female he can’t look away from. As he hangs helpless from the chains holding him secure in the Dark One’s torture cell, a quiet female with midnight-blue eyes tends his wounds and nurses him the best she can despite his snarls and warnings to leave him alone. He doesn’t understand why he’s soothed by her presence. Before he can figure it out, he’s rescued and whisked back to the place he calls home. But he finds he has only one desire… and he’s got to go back to Hell to retrieve it.
Lucitari is an ancient. All her life she’s believed a mate is nothing more than a liability — someone to be used against you. It’s a weakness she cannot afford Which is why eons ago, she selflessly gave away the part of herself that calls to a mate. It was an impulsive, yet sensible decision — until now. Now she’s found her mate, but he’s claimed another. Her heart is breaking, yet even so, she wishes him well. She’s doing her best to put on a brave face, though it’s hard to do when he makes her so angry she struggles to control her temper. But she’s determined to be happy for him. A little. Maybe…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
SUCCUBUS CHAINED (PARANORMAL PRISON) by Heather Long
I bet you’re asking yourself, why am I here? What happened that landed me in this cell? Trust me, you aren’t the only one. Who am I? You’d do better to ask what I am. You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up in the wrong man’s bed, your favorite leather outfit is completely shredded, your best Manolo Blahniks are broken, and your eighty-dollar manicure is ruined. But would you believe me if I said that’s just the tip of the shit storm? My name is Fiona MacRieve, and I’m a succubus…or I was. I seduced a vampire and we had a fantastic time, until he drained me almost to death. Which wouldn’t have been so bad if he hadn’t forced his blood down my throat thinking it would heal me.Yeah, it didn’t. Cause that’s not how I heal. So not only did I wake up to losing my best outfit, I woke up dead. Now I’m a vampire. Some shit you just can’t make up. Oh…and my favorite part? I’m under arrest.
BROKEN WARRIOR (THE WEAVER’S CIRCLE BOOK 1) by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Clay Green – A brotherhood? Monsters? Goddesses? Magic?The world has become a strange place.After a life on the run, Clay Green is rescued by a crazy old lady with a shotgun and an even crazier story about monsters, goddesses, and a secret brotherhood. Gifted with the power of the earth, Clay must locate his missing “brothers” before invading monsters can destroy everything. As if that’s not enough to contend with, Clay can’t keep his hands off the man trying to rebuild the plantation house he’s temporarily living in. Dane Briggs – Something strange is going on…Dane knew restoring the old plantation house wasn’t going to be an easy job, but at least none of the clients were going to be underfoot. Since losing his wife and child, the only way Dane can keep going is to focus on the work. But that focus crumbles the second Clay appears covered in blood and barely hanging on to life. Mystery and danger cling to Clay and the other men who suddenly show up. A smart man would walk away. Dane chucks smart out the window in favor of hungry kisses and the silken slide of skin against skin. He doesn’t understand what’s happening, but there’s no question that Clay needs him. He’s just not sure his heart can survive being broken again if something happens to Clay.
SEMI-PSYCHIC LIFE: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (GLIMMER LAKE BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Hunter
Who says you can’t live the rock and roll life after forty? You just need a lot more vitamins and a bigger bottle of aspirin. Valerie Costa was pretty sure she was rocking her forties. She had an amazing coffee shop, two cool teenagers, and a new superpower that gave her insight into any random object she touched. Okay, she wasn’t thrilled about that last one. Ever since Val and her two best friends had driven their car off the edge and into Glimmer Lake the year before, Val has struggled with her new abilities. She’s not exactly sure she wants to be psychic, she could live without her newfound glove addiction, and honestly no one wants to know that much about their teenage sons. But when Val’s ex-husband goes missing, and police show up at her door with questions she can’t answer, Val, Robin, and Monica are going to have to use their sudden psychic abilities to solve a mystery none of them saw coming.
THE DECK OF OMENS (THE DEVOURING GREY BOOK 2) by Christine Lynn Herman
Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat lurks in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most — her father, Ezra Bishop.
May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.
Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most. With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all. But the monster they truly need to slay may never been the Beast.
MASTER OF SALT AND BONES by Keri Lake
VS Note: Described as a dark modern Gothic romance.
Meet the Devil of Blackthorne Manor …When I was a little girl, I dreamed a handsome knight would come and rescue me from my wretched mother. He’d ride up on his white steed and break the curse I’ve been fated to carry since the day I was born. Funny how things changed over time. How the fairy tale twisted into something far more crooked, darker than I ever imagined. In reality, my knight is scarred and broken, living alone in a castle of bones that overlooks the sea. He isn’t searching for me. He never was. Lucian Blackthorne is as cursed as I am, and equally shunned by the locals, the fishers of men, who believe him to be the devil in the flesh.
Perhaps he is, with the way his amber eyes draw me in, ignite me like an infernal blaze. And the sins he whispers in my ear are as wickedly intoxicating as the man himself. Yet, his touch is heaven and his will is my weakness. He calls us forbidden, an unsalvageable tragedy, with no happy end. Maybe we are. But in this story, he’s the one who needs saving.
TUCKER’S TROUBLE (TIMBER VALLEY WOLF PACK BOOK 4) by Taylor Ryan
Tucker had been many things in his long life, but never what he and his wolf wanted most—mate and father. When a group of refugees shows up at the nearby den seeking sanctuary from a deranged alpha, Tucker never expected to scent his mate. His hopes are quickly doused when he discovers his mate isn’t yet of age and shows no signs of even knowing he exists. So he does what he’s done for over a century. He waits.
Flynn lived a happy yet sheltered life until suddenly it’s turned upside down and they’re forced to flee from their home. In a trek that takes over a year, Flynn realizes that there’s a whole new world outside of the small town he grew up in.
He’d always been told to trust his fox, but his inquisitive nature has gotten him and his brother into trouble on multiple occasions. Will it now, when the pull to Timber Valley is so strong?
THE DEVIL IN APARTMENT 13 by Tiana Laveen
Shahzad Haidar has been called many things… evil, horrid, ghastly, incredible, alarming. The latest label was the usage of the word, ‘Devil.’ However, Shahzad is none of those things – he is a Jinn. But not just any Jinn…Shahzad is a slick urban genie who runs an empire. His company creates magic and grants wishes under the illusion of being merely for entertainment. However, for the right price, he can make true dreams and even ungodly nightmares come true. Having little interest in human lives other than for financial gain and amusement, he is shocked when an incident occurs that challenges his lackadaisical attitude towards hominids…
Vivian Carver believes her name is synonymous with bad luck. She’s a bartender living smack dab in the middle of NYC and has had it up to here with entitled tourists, an annoying roommate and just barely surviving. She’s forced to move into a cheaper apartment, and with it comes a seedy landlord, drippy faucets and a peculiar stranger in apartment 13.
Shahzad has pulled all the stops to get to know Ms. Vivian Carver, someone who in no shape, form or fashion understands her full potential… She is one of the most beautiful humans he’s ever seen, and he is determined to make her his mate for life. Shahzad however, doesn’t offer just three wishes — he is determined to give her so much more…
Can a black hearted jinn with the world in his palm truly fall in love?
Can a woman with the world on her shoulders see the beauty in a being that teeters the line of good and evil?
MIDNIGHT MAGIC (FAMILIAR KITTEN MYSTERIES BOOK 2) by Sara Bourgeois
The Midnight Magic Festival is upon Coventry, and Kinley Skeenbauer is excited to participate for the first time. Since her shop, Summoned Goods & Sundries, is the newest thing in Coventry, she’s been invited to provide swag bags and decorations for the festivities. With Meri at her side, Kinsley is ready to pull out all the stops and make this year’s Midnight Magic Festival the best her hometown has ever seen. There’s just one problem… A new witch, Astra Argent, has moved to Coventry and opened a competing shop across the street from Kinsley’s store. When Kinsley comes to work one morning only to find her windows smashed, decorations destroyed, swag bags missing, and Astra’s wallet in the glass, she’s furious. A confrontation the whole town witnesses goes down in front of Astra’s shop, The Summoning Scroll. Thirteen hours later, Astra is found dead on Kinsley’s front porch. Her body is sitting in a rocking chair with a cocktail in her hand. The macabre staged scene sends a shockwave through Coventry.
Someone wanted Astra dead, and they wanted Kinsley to go down for the crime. Can Kinsley and her friends solve the murder, or will she end up caught in a killer’s wicked snare?
PERFECT IMPERFECTION by Dahlia Rose
Normalcy. That’s all Kaye yearned for. Was there any man who could look past the birthmark that covered her face to see who she really was? Tired of hiding. Tired of the makeup. Tired of being judged by shallow superficial men she had almost given up on love. Until Aros. He called her exquisite. His kisses made butterflies dance in her stomach. For the first time in her life Kaye felt seen. Until she saw his true form. A form that made her want to run in hide. People that could shift into dragons? Another world? Crazy talk. Myths. Legends. Fairy tales from books. And yet it was all real.
And then he dropped another bombshell on her; she was a part of this new world. A world that mirrored the reality she had come to think of as hers. And on top of all that she was the key to his throne and saving his people. All she had to do was accept what he was offering her; eternal love and adoration. No more judgments or rejection. But could she handle the burden he was placing on her shoulders? Did she truly believe this beyond fantastical man when he told her she was the one person his heart longed for; his mate? Did she dare accept this new truth? Did she dare to embrace her destiny and him?
A TOUCH OF DEATH (MARCI AND GRAVE) by Annitia L Jackson
VS Note: From the end of March
Novella-Marci Leeann Marsh was born cursed because she was not a pure blood Fae. Doomed to live an existence alone, she commits a selfless act and sacrifices her own life to save a baby. However, her good deed isn’t enough. When she gets to the afterworld her past misdeeds come under fire. Marci is placed on trial to decide where she should spend eternity. She is to be judged by the same council, who have shunned her most of her life; Marci knows she is doomed.
Grave is the King of Death and head of the council. Being the man of the afterworld has afforded him money, power, and the most beautiful bedmates in the realm, but never the love of a mate. He had held the fate of many souls in his court for centuries in the Underworld. But never had he run across someone like Marci. With her fate in his hands, Grave finds himself drawn to the unstable half-fae beauty. But will Marci be too much for even the King of Death to handle?
THE SELKIE’S COAT (WAVES OF FATE BOOK 1) by Drea Roman
A marshmallow alpha with more heart than sense and a stubborn human omega trying to guard his heart fall in love in this first story from the Waves of Fate omegaverse.
“Oops! You dropped your coat!” With these words, waiter Daniel Collins turns alpha selkie Gregory Samson’s life upside down. Because that coat is not some fancy heirloom fur. No, it is Gregory’s selkie pelt, which magically connects him with his seal animal inside. When Gregory hears Daniel’ voice, he knows the rare human omega is his mate. Too bad Daniel has more than a few misgivings about trusting his heart to a selkie. Because the magical seal shifters have one of the worst player reputations of all shifter kind and Daniel fears a broken heart. How will Gregory convince Daniel to give him a chance?
THE WINTER LAIRD (MISTS OF FATE BOOK 1) by Nancy Scanlon
THE PRESENT – Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happy-ever-afters – just not her own. Though she thrives on helping her clients find the partner of their dreams, her own dreams remain firmly in her head, not in her life. She’s fine loving only her business–at least, that’s what she tells herself when she agrees to her lackluster boyfriend’s proposal.
THE PAST – Laird Nioclas MacWilliam has big problems: His power-hungry, exiled father wants him dead, his clan is pressuring him to marry to secure a strong alliance, and he’s been betrothed to the mystical O’Rourke daughter for years, despite the fact that she’s been missing for most of them. When she appears the day before his nuptials to another, he offers a solution for the both of them: If she marries him and convinces the clan they are a love match, he gives his vow to help her return home in three months.
THE FUTURE – Brianagh wants nothing more than to return home to her family and her life. But as the days turn into weeks, their bargain becomes less about convincing the clan and more about what is possible. When the time comes, she must decide: Does she return to her life of stability and success, or stay in the past for a chance at true love?
TEA ON THE TOMBSTONE (WITCH HAZEL LANE MYSTERIES BOOK 4) by J L Collins
It’s time to roll out the welcome mat at the charming but definitely haunted Hampton House! Not only is Birdie Devaine finished with her house renovation, she’s also invited her closest friend from Vegas to come visit. It should be a fun get-together, right?
But that’s not how things work for Birdie these days. Her magic is going haywire, she’s got a couple of unwanted guests party-crashing, while the secret ghosts of Hampton House are no longer such a big secret…And in the thick of it all is the unthinkable—her friend’s soul has gone missing.Even after all this time, Birdie’s starting to wonder if maybe this place isn’t just haunted, but rather cursed.
A MATE TO PROTECT (DRAGONS OF MOUNT ATERNA BOOK 3) by Riley Storm
Two years of constantly moving to avoid her ex-husband’s stalking has taken its toll on Anne and ten-year-old Liam. She has high hopes that Five Peaks will be different, that perhaps they will be able to find some semblance of peace here, but her hopes are dashed when a fight breaks out in her bar. Now she has to make sure the handsome hunk who started it all by defending her honor is okay. The last thing she needs is a dead body on her dance floor.
Dragon shifter Kal Aterna doesn’t have much anymore. He was in charge the day the Gate to the Otherworld was breached, and someone had to take the blame. Thrown out in disgrace from the only life he’s known, he’s taken to spending his evenings drinking down in Five Peaks. Still, even in his alcohol-fueled state, there’s one thing he won’t stand for. Seeing Anne taken advantage of by a slimeball, he rouses himself just long enough to get knocked out.
Yet when he comes too, the first face he sees is hers. Something changes in Kal in that instant. A new purpose is born, and he won’t rest until he’s proven to her that she’s found more than just a place to stay in Five Peaks. But the past is a tricky thing, and neither Kal nor Anne can get theirs to stay where it belongs. A possessive ex, mysterious disappearances, and a truth that will rock the shifter world. Will their love be strong enough to weather what’s coming?
PROJECT MINE (BECOMING THE WOLF 3) by T S Joyce
She’s baaack! The one and only Silver Wolf is back where she belongs, with the Dallas pack and right beside her man. Morgan Carter has missed Grey terribly in the time she was away, but after she was hunted by a Montana pack, she knows she can’t run from her destiny anymore. It’s time to own who and what she is, because a storm is forming right over the make-shift family she is building for herself. With formal challenges being thrown at her mate, Greyson, she needs to make a decision quick on how she will fit into the new pack dynamics. No more running, no more hiding. Her inner wolf is finally learning to fight for what she wants…even if what she wants is the Demon Wolf himself.
Greyson Crawford is fighting some gnarly instincts to protect everyone around him, even at the cost of his own safety. He’ll take any fight that comes his way as long as Morgan isn’t rushed into her destiny. She’s slowly creating a legend, and he wants to be the one to build a fortress of protection around her. He will see her reach her potential, even if he has to bring down every werewolf in existence to do it.
DRAGON MATE’S SECRET: GUARDIAN DRAGONS OF PROSPECT FALLS by Serena Meadows
Michael knows that finding love is a pipedream. Following in the footsteps of the dragon-shifter ancestors who came before him, his job is to mate and continue his lineage—not waste time on distractions like romance. Amy has one love in her life: teaching her students about King Arthur and the folklore of his court. But when her best friend Molly stops returning her calls, Amy leaves her reclusive life in New York and heads to Prospect Falls. Instead of finding her friend, however, she discovers Michael, a man rippling with muscle, charisma, and deeply hidden secrets. Amy will do anything to find Molly, and Michael seems to be the only person with answers. The trouble is, Amy is starting to suspect that Michael is not the man he claims to be, and when the truth is finally revealed, no amount of chemistry will forgive his dark manipulation.
MADDOX: THE BOUNDARYLANDS OMEGAVERSE 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.
After a hiking trip goes horribly wrong, Hope is on the run, tracked by men who want to ensure she doesn’t live to tell her story. She doesn’t realize that she’s crossed over into the Boundarylands until she collapses before the one creature she fears more than the murderers on her tail. Now her only hope for salvation lays with an Alpha so dangerous even other Alphas know to keep their distance.
THE FAE KING’S CURSE (BETWEEN DAWN AND DUSK BOOK 2) by Jamie Schlosser
Kirian and I were just twelve years old when I pulled him from the icy waters of the creek behind my house. As he looked in my direction with unseeing lavender eyes, I quickly realized our age was just about the only thing we had in common. He spoke with an accent, he had pointy ears, and he was so beautiful it made my heart ache. Oh, and he claimed to be a fae prince cursed by witches who stole his sight.
I thought he was crazy from hypothermia. Turns out, he wasn’t, and for some reason he keeps coming back. But a day in my world is a year in his. Every time I see him, he’s older. Wiser. Hotter. Over the past six years, I’ve tried not to fall in love with him because the terms of the curse are clear: If he doesn’t wait for his fated mate in all ways, including an innocent (or not-so-innocent) kiss, he’ll be blind forever. So when Kirian kisses me and pulls me through the portal to his realm, I make it my mission to do some damage control. It’d be a whole lot easier if he wasn’t determined to marry me… And if someone wasn’t trying to murder me every step of the way.
A FRIEND IN NEED (GIFT OF THE ANCIENTS BOOK 3) by Bianca D’Arc
She’s a wounded warrior…Hannah came home from her tour in the desert with a foot busted up almost beyond repair. It’s been a struggle to get back to civilian life after her injury, but she’s working at the mall and doing what the doctors tell her, when all of a sudden, she’s back in a firefight, in the middle of suburbia!
He’s a very special operator…Carter is tasked to look after the woman who can’t run, and finds himself enchanted by her coolness under fire. He’s a Special Forces warrior with a near-magic ability for language. Days after the mall incident, he feels compelled to check on her, and then, the true adventure begins as attraction explodes into heated desire, and enemies on her doorstep cause him to take drastic action. They have a lot in common, including a smoldering mutual attraction…Both sergeants, they’re both in the Army, though under very different commands. Still, they find common ground and fiery passion, together. When a sleeper cell is awakened, it will take both of them to stop the insanity. Can they do it without losing anyone…especially each other?
LOOKING GLASS (THE CHRONICLES OF ALICE BOOK 3) by Christina Henry
In four new novellas, Christina Henry returns to the world of Alice and Red Queen, where magic runs as freely as secrets and blood. Lovely Creature – In the New City lives a girl with a secret: Elizabeth can do magic. But someone knows her secret–someone who has a secret of his own. That secret is a butterfly that lives in a jar, a butterfly that was supposed to be gone forever, a butterfly that used to be called the Jabberwock…
Girl in Amber – Alice and Hatcher are just looking for a place to rest. Alice has been dreaming of a cottage by a lake and a field of wildflowers, but while walking blind in a snowstorm she stumbles into a house that only seems empty and abandoned…
When I First Came to Town – Hatcher wasn’t always Hatcher. Once, he was a boy called Nicholas, and Nicholas fancied himself the best fighter in the Old City. No matter who fought him he always won. Then his boss tells him he’s going to battle the fearsome Grinder, a man who never leaves his opponents alive…The Mercy Seat – There is a place hidden in the mountains, where all the people hate and fear magic and Magicians. It is the Village of the Pure, and though Alice and Hatcher would do anything to avoid it, it lies directly in their path.
SIN AND LIGHTNING (DEMI GODS OF SAN FRANCISCO BOOK 5) by K F Breene
One thing has become incredibly clear to Alexis and Kieran, if they hope to last in the arena of Demigods, they’ll need a more robust defense team. They must take two incredibly dangerous journeys, seeking the prized talents other Demigods would kill for. Except, there is a reason other Demigods don’t have these magical workers–they are as ruthless as they are dangerous, and the last thing they want is to be on a Demigod’s team.
If that isn’t enough, Alexis has received an invitation from Demigod Lydia, the only Hades Demigod who hasn’t openly declared war. She’s talking like they could be allies, but those of Hades cannot be trusted. A trap is just as likely as a handshake. Still, it’s a chance they must take. Any one of these trips could be their last, but to back down would be the most dangerous of all.
MY TWO WOLVES (DOUBLE DESERT SHIFTERS BOOK 2) by Mia Wolf
I have to go on a trip with the two hottest guys in the pack. They’re devastatingly attractive, and I’ve had this stupid crush on them for ages. But I’m not going to show it.
I’m not interested in the bad boy party bro thing that they have going on. They’re just irresponsible womanizers who chew women up and spit them out again. I have no business being a part of that. So, here’s the plan. I’m going to be professional and the height of responsibility, like I always am. I’ll keep my head straight and not see them as the guys I sometimes fantasize about. I’ll ignore the contours of their muscles showing through their shirts. Most of all, I’m not going to let my guard slip, no matter how hungry they make me. And that’s a promise. Here’s to hoping I can keep it.
OLIVER: FORBIDDEN by Kathi S Barton
Oliver Moody had a lot on his plate. He was a self-made billionaire, but his personal life left a lot to be desired. Even with his mother and sister plotting his untimely demise, Oliver sought custody of his nephew Lyle, a lost soul he felt was worth saving. Even though he had a lot of new friends, Oliver was still a lonely man. The doctors had told David Finch he had less than a year to live. The cancer had spread like fire through his body. That day he met Oliver was the best and worst day of his life. He had finally found his soulmate, only to have it snatched away. David was devastated. Oliver and his newfound family had more magic than David realized…. Maybe there was hope for them yet.
SHIFT OUT OF LUCK (BRIMSTONE INC BOOK 2) by Abigail Owen
VS Note: Author states book has been re-edited.
The Montagues and Capulets have nothing on the Canis and Banes wolf packs. The two have been feuding for ages. The brutal murder of the Banes’ alpha only added fuel to the fire. And now there’s only one way to bring peace—the current alphas of each pack, Marrok and Tala, need a mating of convenience. Tala has her doubts. A thousand of them. Never mind that Marrok drives her body to levels of desire her vibrator has trouble keeping up with. If she can’t get her inner wolf—or her people—on board, forget peace, because she’ll lose the tenuous control she has over the Canis pack. Her new mate is just so damn alpha. He’d better learn to play nice or Tala will have to show him who’s boss. But Marrok has plans of his own, and nothing and no one, not even Tala herself, can resist an alpha.
THE RANGER OF MARZANNA (THE GODDESS WAR BOOK 1) by Jon Skovron
VS Note: Mixed reviews so far…
When their father is murdered by imperial soldiers, two siblings set out on opposite paths–one will destroy the Empire forever and the other will save it–in this thrilling new epic fantasy. Sonya is training to be a Ranger of Marzanna, an ancient sect of warriors who have protected the land for generations. But the old ways are dying, and the rangers have all been forced into hiding or killed off by the invading Empire.
When her father is murdered by imperial soldiers, she decides to finally take action. Using her skills as a ranger she will travel across the bitter cold tundra and gain the allegiance of the only other force strong enough to take down the invaders.
But nothing about her quest will be easy. Because not everyone is on her side. Her brother, Sebastian, is the most powerful sorcerer the world has ever seen. And he’s fighting for the empire.
DARK OVERLORD’S WIFE (THE CHILDREN OF THE GODS PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 39) by I T Lucas
Jacki is still clinging to her all-or-nothing policy, but Kalugal is chipping away at her resistance. Perhaps it’s time to ease up on her convictions. A little less than all is still much better than nothing, and a couple of decades with a demigod is probably worth more than a lifetime with a mere mortal.
WAR BOUND (ELVEN ALLIANCE BOOK 2) by Tara Grayce
VS Note: apparently ends in a cliffhanger. Book 1 had pretty good reviews.
Marriage to an elf is complicated…especially bringing him home to meet the family.
Princess Elspeth of Escarland married the elf prince and achieved peace between the elves and her human people. But after a recent ambush by the trolls, it is clear the trolls are trying to start a war between the elves and humans once again. To keep their peoples at peace, Essie and Farrendel travel to meet Essie’s family and negotiate a stronger alliance. Yet in Escarland, not everyone is happy with peace. Traitors lurk in both Escarland and Tarenhiel, and it will be up to Essie and Farrendel to flush them out. The consequences of failure might be more personal and deadly than they can imagine.
WILD WOLF MATE (THE LEAGUE OF GALLIZE SHIFTERS BOOK 5) by Dianna Love
In this friends to lovers paranormal romance, Mad Red isn’t just a nickname for Adrian’s wolf, it’s the truth. His teammates want to save him, but his wolf is deranged and Adrian lives a tortured existence for his part in losing his wolf when a rescue mission overseas went horribly wrong. Now, he just needs to stay alive long enough to answer the call for help from the family of a fallen soldier Adrian loved like a brother. But to bring the wolf shifter who killed the soldier’s sibling to justice, Adrian will have to hunt down Jazlyn, a female wolf shifter who just saved his life, and put her in prison. Welcome to his hell on earth.
Even while on the run for her life, Jazlyn can’t turn her back on anyone in pain if she can heal them, but her last decision proves no good deed goes unpunished. She’s racing to find the one person who can prove her innocence then she can leave the southeast for good and return to her Kodiak bear shifter family without putting them at risk. They love her, but she’s the only wolf shifter they’ll accept, because they raised her. It’s not like she has time to worry about mating … not until her sexy mistake shows up and their energies hum with a powerful mating call. Giving into that desire could destroy everything, or it just might save them both.
DUPING DEATH, WITCH BLUNDER (DREAD DYNASTY BOOK 2) by Alexa Gregory
Héloise broke the heart of the love of her life to protect her family and pay the debt they owed to the soul collectors, but still, it wasn’t enough. She has run out of time to make amends. Aldric Dread is a warlock who has filled his life with work to forget Héloise. When he finds out she’s bound for Hell, he can’t turn his back on her. Instead, he concocts a dangerous plan to get her released her from her debt. But Death isn’t easily defeated. While on the run, witch and warlock will have to put aside their painful past and work together to save more than just Héloise. Because something’s brewing in Lucifer’s kingdom, and they’re caught in the eye of the storm.
BECK (WINTER – SHIFTER SEASONS BOOK 2) by Harmony Raines
Beck is back in town. After a year away he’s learned there is no place like home.
He’s also learned that life is full of surprises and you should never take anything for granted. Then his mate walks into his life. He’s ready to settle down and work hard to build a good life in Bear Creek. However, fate is about to remind him that things do not always run smoothly, even when it comes to true love.
They sweep their women off their feet and stay together forever. Wasn’t that what Aunt Betsy had said about the men in Bear Creek? Kassia wasn’t sure she wanted to be swept off her feet. After being betrayed by a man who swore he loved her, she needed time for her heart to heal. But Beck promised to mend her broken heart and keep it safe forever. Surely that was worth a second chance at love? However, when someone begins stalking Kassia, she must work with Beck to prevent the past ruining their future together. But whose past is hunting them?
MISSION: HER SHIELD (TEAM 52 BOOK 7) by Anna Hackett
VS Note: Not scifi romance (although there’s a hint of ‘ancient technology’) but I love all her books!
She’s the one woman he’s always wanted and the one woman he’ll never let himself have, but former Delta Force soldier Axel will risk everything to save his covert team’s beautiful archeologist. Former Delta Force soldier Axel Diaz knows that fighting the bad guys requires getting down in the muck. He’s done too much and seen too much to ever inflict his nightmares on a woman. Especially a gorgeous, smart archeologist who ignites his blood like no one else. Axel focuses on his work with the covert, black ops Team 52. He’ll work alongside Dr. Natalie Blackwell as they safeguard pieces of ancient technology, but he’ll never let himself touch her. Then everything changes when Nat calls for help. Her archeology conference in Greece has gone horribly wrong…Dr. Natalie Blackwell loves her work with Team 52. A lonely childhood and an indifferent family have taught her to be independent. She’s been attracted to Axel for a long time, but refuses to be another notch on his very notched bedpost. But when she finds herself in terrible danger, being hunted by something terrifying, all she wants around her are Axel’s muscled arms. She is in the fight for her life, and she’s praying her team—and the man she can’t resist—can find her in time.
VS: SciFi Romance Author Tasha Black put together a great BookFunnel event (I have a book in there as well…) – check it out!
VS: The first book in the STAR CRUISE series and my first best seller:
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.