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).
SAVAGE DESIRE (THE INFINITE CITY BOOK 4) by Tiffany Roberts
VS Note: Yay, the 4th book is here!
He’s violent, volatile, and loves a good fight. She’s small and sweet—and everything he craves. But can he make her his without hurting her? Thargen wanders the sprawling Undercity streets with one goal—a drink. Well, maybe a few drinks and a good old-fashioned bar fight to let off some steam. But the moment he sees Yuri working behind the bar, he’s overwhelmed by a new desire—her.
Yuri is his opposite in so many ways—delicate, soft, beautiful—and he knows the primal, uncontrollable rage in his heart makes it too dangerous for him to have her. But he wants her. He needs her. What he doesn’t need is for himself and Yuri to be kidnapped and stranded on a hostile, unknown planet when their abductors’ ship crashes, but the universe seems to have different plans. Lost on a mountainside teeming with ravenous skeks, Thargen must rely upon his survival skills and the ferocity burning at his core to protect Yuri until they can get back home. But who will protect her from him?
COSMIC MATE: STARGAZER ALIEN CRUISE BRIDES #2 by Tasha Black
Serena Scott is a buttoned up, rule-following intergalactic ambassador. But when her fiancé leaves her at the altar, she decides to go on their honeymoon alone and let her hair down for once. She doesn’t expect her one wild night of toe-curling passion with a hunky Maltaffian guard to result in anything but a blindingly hot memory.
Professional bodyguard Ozmarck has spent a lifetime wondering if he would ever find his fated mate. When she materializes in the form of a beautiful human woman, the mating frenzy descends on them both before he can even ask her name. And in the morning his exquisite mate is gone without a trace, leaving him determined to track her across the galaxy – as soon as he receives payment for his next gig.
When that job miraculously lands Serena right in Oz’s lap, sparks fly between the lovers. And the surprises just keep coming when they discover their night of passion had some unexpected consequences. Oz is at his wits end trying to protect his newly pregnant mate, who seems to be committed to putting her life on the line to save her corner of the universe. And Serena may be brave and determined, but she will have to confront her past head on if she wants to embrace a future with her sudden new family.
DRAGON’S FATED MATE (RED DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 18) by Miranda Martin
Annabel – It doesn’t matter that my husband was killed. I still love him. Now I go through my days doing the only thing that matters – making sure my girls survive. What else is there? I can’t fall for the hot, sexy dragon-man Calaun. One of the Zmaj native to the hellish desert planet we crashed on. I’ve had my one shot at love. My time in that sun is done, no matter what my heart is now trying to say. There are no second chances.
Calaun – A dragon mates for life. That’s what I know. There is no changing it. I’ve had my mate and I lost her. So why is my dragon claiming this headstrong, willful, sensuously soft human female? It isn’t possible to mate again yet I can’t deny what I feel. I’ve never imagined it possible but could this strange and exotic female be my second chance?
GUARDIAN ALIEN (OTHERWORLDLY MEN BOOK 1) from Susan Grant
VS Note: A re-release, I believe. Has an earlier copyright date of 2006 as well as 2020. I don’t know if she’s re-edited or added more plot! Always happy to see a Susan G book…UPDATED: Reader Gilly F has kindly chimed in to advise the book “contains both the re edited and original version”…cool idea.
Jana has one goal: steer clear of scandal while outrageously false accusations pile up against her famous political family. But when her childhood “imaginary friend” Cavin shows up—all grown up—dressed in armor and warning of an imminent alien invasion, she has no choice but to take him to her leader.
Cavin has never forgotten the girl he met during his visit to Earth, the girl who didn’t believe he was real. And now, as a decorated space marine, he’ll risk his future to save her. That means staying one step ahead of government agents, Jana’s suspicious grandpa, and the galaxy’s most feared assassin—all while keeping her political reputation squeaky clean. If everything goes as planned, they’ll save the world—and he’ll also capture his favorite Earthling’s heart.
MELISENDE AND THE STAR WARRIOR (A ZYRGINS IN TIME NOVELLA) by Marie Dry
VS Note: A re-release. By the way, Marie has been putting really striking new covers on all her other scifi romance books lately!
PLEASE NOTE THIS NOVELLA WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE WEDDING SEASON ANTHOLOGY.
In medieval France, Melisende, a noble woman, is kidnapped from her wedding by a strange being who claims to be a warrior from the stars. But after this sexy warrior shows her wondrous things like computers and synthesizers, Melisende’s not so sure she wants to escape her alien captor.
UNLUCKY ROOMMATE (KARNAK SERIES BOOK 6) by Layla Stone
He’s never lucked out. He’s worked hard for every thing he owns. Which is why he’s deadly possessive. Kadin’s not nice, and in his line of work nice doesn’t pay the bills.
She hate’s her next-door neighbor. Kadin’s the ruddest person she’s ever meet. She honestly plans her day around Kain’s schedule so they never pass each other in the apartment elevator. But when Naff, her apartment manager over hears of her latest job, he intervenes in a big way. As in…Naff negotiates a deal with Kadin to protect her.
She’s never lucked out. And now she has to find a way out of the Demon deal before she murders her neighbor out of principle.
SAVED BY THE WARRIOR HERO (LUNARIAN WARRIORS BOOK 3) by Roxie Ray
I may not be locked up on a slave ship anymore, but I still bear the scars. I miss my life on Earth, but I don’t know how I can go back after what was done to me. The Rutharians took everything, and now all I’m able to see are threats. One of my rescuers, Nion, wants to protect me, but I can’t let him get close. I won’t let myself be taken again.
When the Lunarians promise to take me home and wipe my memory of everything that’s happened, I couldn’t be happier … but the longer I stay with them, the more I discover the wonders of the universe, and the more I begin to fall for Nion. I never knew an alien warrior could be so gentle with me, and despite my trauma I want him to claim me.
While Nion is gentle with me, he’s still a dedicated warrior and he’s determined to avenge his murdered brother. No matter how close we seem, can I really be his priority when he’s spent years seeking his revenge? And do I have the strength to be a warrior’s mate? I just want to go home, but I need to decide if that home is on Earth … or with Nion.
NETWORK EFFECT: A MURDERBOT NOVEL (THE MURDERBOT DIARIES BOOK 5) by Martha Wells
VS Note: OMG, I LOVE this scifi series (not a romance). I’ve had this pre-ordered, can’t wait to read it.
You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you’re a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you’re Murderbot. Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century.
I’m usually alone in my head, and that’s where 90 plus percent of my problems are.
When Murderbot’s human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then.
ALIEN CREEP (ALIEN ABDUCTORS BOOK 1) by Calista Skye
He’s such a creep. Xan’tor is his name. I saw him among the other aliens at the auction. He couldn’t take his intensely yellow eyes off me. He didn’t even bid on me. But when I was taken to my new owner’s spaceship to be impregnated, he crashed into it and ripped open the cage. I don’t think he even knows why. He’s all gruff and brooding. Okay, he’s freakishly strong. And I guess he may have rescued me. Kind of. But he’s blue with white spots and he has spikes everywhere. The bulge in his pants twitches uncontrollably whenever he looks at me. He has a freaking tail. And he won’t let me leave. I really should hate him. So why do I get butterflies every time he looks at me? And why the hell did I kiss him?
GUARDIAN OF HER DESIRE (WARRIORS OF THE AUGUR NEBULA BOOK 3) by Juniper Kerry
Sara knows she’s not beautiful like her famous mother. But Sara also knows she has intelligence and leadership that can help her survive on this strange new planet. She’s worked hard to help build a sustainable, safe, and supportive community for a group of women who have already been through so much. Her mission is clear… and no handsome alien prince is going to screw it up, even if he is an expert in seduction.
Prince Kast doesn’t care much for humans. In fact, he doesn’t care much for anyone who isn’t a Xalke. But if these humans can give him and the other princes children, they need to be convinced to come back to the city. He tracks them through the prairies of Jahull with a clear plan: charm and disarm these women. Show them that the city life can offer far more than this backward little farm house. And bring them back to be paired off as breeders. But when Kast lays his eyes on Sara, everything changes. The pair bond is brutal, forceful, and instantaneous. Will Kast continue to its pull, seeing himself as superior to his partner? Or will Sara convince him to see the true capabilities of humanity?
REPARATIONS: THE LAST CITY OF MEN BOOK 3 by AE Watson
VS Note: Not listed as a romance.
The Last City of Men is no longer. Dusty roads, leading to places no one imagined existed, are now the paths taken by all whether they like it or not. The stench of the new world eats at some of the citizens. The sickness and darkness of it makes them long for the way things were when memories were taken, and lives were simple. But not Gwyn, a young woman on the verge of getting everything she ever wanted. Who she was before is a memory she uses to cherish her freedom. Unfortunately, freedom is not something her kind was ever meant to have. And what put them behind those walls in the first place, is coming back. It has plans Gwyn and the other survivors couldn’t imagine, not even if they remembered everything lurking in their pasts. But Gwyn isn’t the girl she was before, and she won’t go down without a fight.
CLAIMED BY THE ALIEN WARRIOR KEDUN (THE VADA WARS BOOK 2) by Eden Ember
Qetesh Agent Aryn comes to the Vada System to help Jatra maintain their newly found peace. The last thing on her mind is romance especially with the brute Hjott warriors. When Premier Vorta asks her to head a mission with the warrior, she’s hesitant. However, bound to the Qetesh, she does as the Premier asks and finds herself on a spaceship alongside Kedun heading to a rumored uprising. She finds out quickly he has more intentions for her than she expected, he wants to claim her as his mate.
Though Kedun tries to resist the nature of his urges, he follows through with the mission trying to keep things professional between him and the very beautiful agent. The unrest on Dathee means they are heading into danger on the rock prison planet. He struggles with his sense of duty to Jatra and his newly burst feelings for Aryn. Can Kedun and Aryn figure out what happened at the breached prison before the rebels discover their arrival or will the danger overtake them before he rightfully claims her as his mate?
THE ANDROID AND THE THIEF by Wendy Rathbone
Will love set them free—or seal their fate? Khim, a vat-grown human with no rights, has been sold against his will into the sex trade! Trev, who works for his powerful mobster father, finds himself incarcerated for a crime he did not commit! When these two men meet in a space prison, they make a pact to escape together. They never counted on falling in love. After two escapes and two rescues, they only have each other to depend on and trust. Can Khim and Trev, against all odds, find a way to escape the injustices done to them and make a life together?
CRITICAL POINT (CAS RUSSELL BOOK 3) by S L Huang
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note
Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that’s just the start: when a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden conspiracy behind Cas’s past starts to reappear, the past, present, and future collide in a race to save one of her dearest friends.
FRAGGED (GAMER GIRLS BOOK 4) by Auryn Hadley and Kitty Cox
VS Note: NOT a scifi romance but I know many SFR readers are also gamers so…the series sounds good from all the reviews…
Riley’s life is better than it’s ever been before. She has the love of her life, a family made from those she cares about, an adorable “little” rescue dog, and even her horse business is doing pretty good. Everything is great. Everything is wonderful. At least on the surface. But an online hate group has her in their crosshairs. She’s made a fool of them too many times, and now they’re out for blood. The literal kind, not the virtual stuff. When they say they want to “frag” her, they aren’t talking about online kills in a video game. Now, the threats have moved to real life – with real guns.
While she has an army of friends willing to fight beside her, she wasn’t ready for this. She’d prepared for some bullying. Maybe a few more embarrassing stories to come out. But this? Real people are being hurt. People she cares about might be next. Picking a fight online is one thing, but is her need to prove that women deserve respect really worth taking a risk this big? Someone’s going to get hurt. And she’s terrified it won’t be her.
VOXX: BOOK 2 IN THE MASTERED BY THE ZINN ALIEN ABDUCTION ROMANCE SERIES by Alana Khan
Five days of mind-numbing passion have forced Victoria to discover things about herself she never would have recognized without Voxx’s masterful behavior. Can she forgive his initial missteps and overbearing behavior? If Voxx can’t convince her to stay with him on Choosing Day, he’s doomed to be without a female forever. Victoria – Handsome Voxx from planet Zinn kidnapped me and forced me into the confines of this small ship. He’s used my own weaknesses against me, and I admit I love the things he does to my body. I’ll never like him, though, and I’ll never choose him on Choosing Day.
Voxx – Victoria screams with passion in our bed, but rejects me the other hours of the day. I need to intensify my efforts. It’s Day Six and I only have the fourteen days of the Quest to make her agree to return to Zinn with me forever. I never anticipated the devastating effect my essence would have on her. Now I’m racing against time to keep her alive.
TIME SHUTTER by Elyse Douglas
IN 2018, CAITLIN THOMPSON RUNS for her life down a dark, New York City street, the time travel camera hidden in her bag. Her criminal half-sister, Lizzie, and boyfriend close in, guns drawn. At the last moment, Cate snaps their photo and, in a bright flash, her attackers vanish to 1890. Seeking revenge, Caitlin sends herself back in time, hoping to find Lizzie and bring her to justice. But nothing goes as planned. She’s tossed into a dangerous adventure of life and death, revenge and love. The time camera holds the power to get her back home to 2018, but what happened to it? Can she trust the handsome, irresistible and clever gambler, Jack Flint?
FIREFLY VOLUME 3: THE UNIFICATION WAR by Joss Whedon, Greg Pak et al
VS Note: Not a romance but lots of Firefly fans here…
Mal, Zoë, and the rest of the ragtag crew of Serenity have been ambushed by bandits, kidnapped by zealots, pursued by bounty hunters, thrown in jail, broken out of jail, and thrown in jail again… but they’d go through it all again if it would mean staving off a second Unification War. In order to save the day, Mal will have to find allies in the most unexpected of places…and that starts with one of the most ruthless, terrifying people in the entire ‘verse: his mother. Collects Firefly #9-12.
CHAINED TO THE CYBORG (CYBORG PROTECTORS BOOK 5) by Alyse Anders
To keep her safe, he must bring her to the most dangerous place on the planet – prison.
As warden of The Prison, Zee ensures everything runs smoothly. But when he’s informed that he has a mate from halfway across the galaxy, his carefully controlled world gets turned upside down. To make matters worse, the man who betrayed him also has a mate who will stop at nothing to see him.
As a paramedic, Mags is used to jumping into danger to do what’s necessary to save others. When she realizes that Tara’s mate is a murderer, she makes it her mission to help keep her safe, while coming to terms with her intense relationship with Zee. Now charged with keeping both women safe, Zee must fight against his blind lust for Mags to keep them safe in the most perilous place on Grus Prime.
SAXON (SHARED SURVIVAl BOOK 1) by Annalise Alexis
Leigh always wanted to be something—wanted to accomplish what her disgraced scientist father never could. Being the first female to design and captain an underwater craft capable of reaching the lowest point on Earth was a dream come true… Until it turned into a nightmare. Saxon left his home planet of Revaris in search of his mate. But when his travel pod malfunctions, he’s trapped in slumber in a place so isolated, there’s no one to save him from his induced sleep. Until her panicked call woke him. He rescued her from the treacherous depths, but now that they’re both on land, their battle for survival is only beginning. Someone’s determined to have them both, and they’re willing to do anything to keep them. Dead or alive.
THE ELEVENTH GATE by Nancy Kress
VS Note: Sounded good…a release of note…
Despite economic and territorial tensions, no one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran Collapse by going to war. But when war accidentally happens, everyone seeks ways to exploit it for gain. The Landry and Peregoy ruling dynasties see opportunities to grab territory, increase profits, and settle old scores. Exploited underclasses use war to fuel rebellion. Ambitious heirs can finally topple their elders’ regimes—or try to.
But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip’s use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds.
VICTORIA’S DISCOVERY (TAKEN SERIES BOOK 3) by Stacy Jones
Turns out getting abducted by aliens isn’t the worst thing ever. Terrifying at first, of course, because Victoria doesn’t know why she and the rest of the captives have been taken, but when they aren’t immediately set upon with probes and horrible experimentation, it’s not looking so awful. That is, until something goes wrong.
Crash landing is bad. Finding out it’s on an alien slave planet is worse. But Victoria has the giant alien Vikings she’d been caged with, the hot green guy from the cell across from hers, and an invisible little space beastie by her sides to help her navigate this new world. Even better, the beginnings of a slave uprising are happening at the gladiator arena in which they landed.
Seems like the start to a pretty incredible adventure, right? But unrequited infatuations for her alien friends, trying to find a place for herself amid the slave revolt, and adjusting to life on an alien planet aren’t Victoria’s only problems. Not everyone at the complex is who they seem. When Victoria stumbles upon a nefarious plot, it may be too late to save not just herself and the guys she’s maybe—definitely—fallen in love with, but all the inhabitants she’s supposed to be looking after. Will Victoria and her guys discover the culprit in time? Or will the cost of realizing just how treacherous life can be on an alien slave planet be their lives?
AURORA BURNING (THE AURORA CYCLE BOOK 2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
VS Note: From the authors of Illuminae…a release of note this week.
First, the bad news: an ancient evil–you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal–is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces. And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.
Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.
When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.
GOLDILOCKS by Laura Lam
VS Note: The plot of this sounds intriguing although the reviews are a bit mixed. I put it on my TBR for later. Not a romance.
A gripping science fiction thriller where five women task themselves with ensuring the survival of the human race; perfect for readers of The Martian, The Power, and Station Eleven.
Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It’s humanity’s last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie’s surrogate daughter and the ship’s botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this – to step out of Valerie’s shadow and really make a difference. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret – and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared.
LIGHTWAVE: LONGSHOT (FOLDING SPACE SERIES BOOK 7) by A M Scott
VS Note: Not listed as a romance…
With a Gov Human military task force protecting Lightwave, Saree is content. Add in her new relationship with Ruhger and Saree is truly happy. Then an unknown enemy attacks the task force, creating chaos, and Lightwave is back on the run. Elements inside Gov Human blame the attack on Saree, using the destruction to justify a military rebellion. Saree finds herself and Lightwave firmly in the cross-hairs of Gov Human and their allies. With enemies on all sides, “safety” shoots right out the airlock. Mere survival is a longshot.
GOLIATH’S MATE (G FORCE FEDERATION BOOK 3) by Giovanna Reaves
Goliath has always put the Federation and his family and crew first. He has to find out who killed his father and why it’s the only long-term goal he has for his future. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with what could be a future he never imagined or desired, Goliath must decide if revenge outweighs the possibility of destiny.
Camara defected from the G-Force Federation and his clan for refusing to agree with their rules. He seeks out a new path for himself and his small crew of bounty hunters, capturing criminals all over the galaxy. They live freely by their own laws, not caring about finding a mate. However, one encounter with an admiral in the Gargoyle Federation changes everything. Will Camara and Goliath resist the pull to each other? Or will they let their misgivings about mating hold them back from experiencing unconditional love? Because there’s no hierarchy with love.
GUARDED BY THE KENARI (PLEASURE PLANET BOOK 2) by Emma Vance
Can her alien guard be her only chance to be free? Abducted from Earth and enslaved to a Pleasure Planet, Nisha knows what happens to those who try to escape. She is determined not to let another massacre happen, even at the expense of her own freedom.
Otun has been a guard on the Pleasure Planet since he was stolen as a boy. For him, no entanglements with females means no complications. But when he meets Nisha he can’t deny he wants her. And wanting when you are a slave is a very dangerous thing. If they work together Nisha and Otun might have a chance at freedom—and love.
THE QINARI VIRUS by Valerie J Mikles
VS Note: From March
Rage. Poverty. Disease. They’re gone. Every last one. The cost was great. The population has been devastated. But for the survivors, utopia has arrived. Then the suspicious death of a young person forces Amber to question her world like she never has before. The Contentedness Council is after her, determined to protect their world. Now Amber must unbury her city’s repressed past, expose the crimes that led to their utopia, and find a way to stop the Council from killing the world…again. Join astral-projecting asexual Amber and her telepathic sister as they fight to save the human race from extermination!
JAVE (MARAUDER MATES BOOK 5) by Athena Storm
At first he was just Mr. Right Now. But I’ve got this feeling he COULD be my Mr. Right…
If you can get past the fact that he’s an alien. And a shapeshifter. And part of the Alliance military. And likely to want to put some or all of my family in prison. But he’s also a genuinely decent man. That’s as rare as anything in this galaxy. But I am who I am.
The insurmountable obstacle here is the fact that he’s on the side of law and order, and I’m the heir to a criminal empire. It doesn’t help matters at all that he rocked my world in a way I’ll never forget…And…a repeat performance could probably put that one to shame…8 feet tall. 10 pack abs. Over 400 pounds of muscle….In fact, you know what? Screw this…I need to go see him. Mr. Right Now just became Mr. Right Right Now. So yeah, it’s complicated.
BREAKING BEFORE (OUTLASTING SERIES BOOK 4) by L K Magill
VS Note: From the reviews, this is post apocalyptic, military and several of the reviews refer to an HEA in this book “for one couple”, so…
Garrett Jameson has a bit of a problem. The war may be over, the Wall may have been conquered, but his little problem? That ticking time bomb just got bigger. And her name is Cassandra Roe. She’s got mossy green eyes that shoot right into you, a body that begs to be stared at, and absolutely no memory of her past…A past that the two of them share. A past that includes lies, betrayal and a whole heap of violence.
But Jameson’s not that man anymore. He’s well-respected now. He’s Uriah Linfield’s second in command, a powerful soldier, a trusted friend. And he’d prefer to stay that way. He doesn’t want to get sucked back into what happened. He doesn’t want to re-live it, and he certainly doesn’t want to tell her about it.
So when Cass keeps showing up at his door, begging for answers with those eyes of hers, Jameson should be sending her away. He should slam the door in her face, but he just can’t help himself. After all, they do have history, and Cass has always been impossible for him to ignore. So instead of sending her packing, Jameson crosses every line he ever set for himself. He opens the door wider, he steps aside and he lets that ticking time bomb make herself comfortable on his living room couch. Only time will tell when the damn thing explodes… and the damage it will do? He can’t even begin to think about it.
INFINITE US by Eden Butler
Nash Nation loves zeroes and ones, over-sized monitors, and late office hours. He’s too busy taking over the world to make time for relationships—that is, until his new neighbor Willow O’Bryant barges into his life, and now Nash can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t the first time she’s interrupted his world. Then, the dreams start. And in the dreams—memories. Memories of a girl named Sookie who couldn’t count on love or friendship, never mind forever. Memories of a library and a boy called Isaac and secrets made in private that destroyed his world. The memories seem real, but who do they belong to? When Nash and Willow discover the truth, life as they know it unravels. The bridge between this life and the next is shored up by blood and bone and memory. Sometimes, that bridge leads to the place we’ve always wanted to be.
THE ISLAND (ABNORMAL/VARIANT BOOK 2) by M Rose Flores
VS Note: I went back and bought the first book, to start the series there, sounded good. You know me and dystopian/post aspocalyptic books!
Two years after the end of the world, Cate and Marco have finally found a place for their people to start over. Sustainable and safe from zombies, the island is everything they hoped it would be. It seems the worst may finally be over; they can stop surviving and begin to live again. But the arrival of two new people sets in motion a chain of events that throw the island into unrest, and Cate must fight for her love, her people, and her sense of self. Can the inhabitants of Alcatraz Island find a way to come together when everything around them is falling apart?…(much more blurb on ebook page…zombies…)
The Island is not a stand-alone. It’s advised that book one, The End, be read first.
IGNITION POINT: AN ARCANE TRANSPORTER NOVELLA by Jami Gray
One wrong turn can change everything…Rory Costas, Premier Guild Transporter, has a plan for her future and the first step includes getting free from her financial debt to the Guild. When an anonymous party offers a lucrative side job with shady details and a hefty paycheck, the professional implications of a successful delivery override her personal reservations. When it becomes clear the package is the ultimate prize in a lethal battle of magical heavyweights, Rory’s choice leaves her trapped between salvaging her reputation or her conscience.
IGNITION POINT is a prequel novella to GRAVE CARGO, arriving August 25, 2020.
LOVE AT FIRST CRUSH: A GAY TENTACLE ROMANCE by Michael Mandrake
Mate him or eat him? Elijah can’t make a decision but must if he plans to survive!
After breaking up with his longtime boyfriend over a misunderstanding, Jaxon needs a roommate. Despite his job bouncing for babes at a local hotspot, he can’t pay rent on one source of income. Jaxon is two shakes away from being evicted, thus be forced to live with his folks. Living on the street in the dead of winter doesn’t hold any appeal.
Elijah hates living on Necetune. Using a variety of species for food and taking over neighboring planets is fun, but he’s bored to tears. His love for adventure takes him to Earth where people are enjoying themselves. Staying hidden shouldn’t be hard, especially with many humans to host. Only problem, Elijah mustn’t get caught by Necetune warriors who eagerly await to imprison him.
Needing a place to stay, Elijah answers Jaxon’s advertisement. The two lock eyes immediately, or could it be the irresistible scent that Elijah is emanating? The alien never intended to fall for a sexy human, but perhaps finding a mate would stop his planet’s government from coming to get him. Elijah’s fate depends on Jaxon’s choice to give up the normal for good.
SINGLE RED DRAGON (SPACE DRAGONS SEEK MATES BOOK 2) by Michelle Ziegler
Lilly – I’ve never been touched, it’s not safe. I’m dangerous, but then HE saved me.
Everything within me is drawn to this dragon shifter. Only, I’m not willing to be his or anyone’s. Now, my dragon needs my help and I’m not sure I have anything to give.
Eadric – I saved her, or I thought I had. I finally found my mate and yet she won’t let me touch her. She rejects me. She needs to do one last thing for my brother, but how can I make her go back to her own version of hell? How do I show her that I need her, my soul needs her, and she’s not just another pawn in her father’s games?
DEFY OR DEFEND: A DELIGHTFULLY DEADLY NOVEL by Gail Carriger
SPY – Dimity Plumleigh-Teignmott, code name Honey Bee, is the War Office’s best and most decorative fixer. She’s sweet and chipper, but oddly stealthy, and surprisingly effective given the right incentives.
VERSUS KNIGHT – Sir Crispin Bontwee was knighted for his military service, but instead of retiring, he secretly went to work for the War Office. Mostly he enjoys his job, except when he must safeguard the Honey Bee.
Neither one is a vampire expert, but when the Nottingham Hive goes badly Goth, only Dimity can stop their darkness from turning bloody. And only Crispin can stop an enthusiastic Dimity from death by vampire.
In a battle for survival (and wallpaper), Dimity must learn that not all that sparkles is good, while Cris discovers he likes honey a lot more than he thought.
WOLFING HER DOWN (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 26) by Milly Taiden
Ava North is more comfortable talking to a dead man than a live one. Unfortunately, that also means it’s that much harder to find love. She’s in her forties and an introvert. Chasing down bad guys and being the best homicide Lieutenant is a piece of cake. Mmm cake. Finding a good man to share life with? That’s another story.
Slate Forbes is busting his fur to make a success out of his pack’s cabin business. He’s too busy dealing with renovations, and a competing bear clan, to think of a mate. But none of that matters when the most beautifully awkward woman bumps into him and steals his drink. Now, he can think of nothing more than to find her, mate her, and make her his. Coming across a dead body on vacation is not Ava’s idea of relaxation, but she can tell something fishy’s going on in the small town. She’s not willing to let a possible crime go unsolved. Her focus on getting justice for the dead might be the end of her vacation and her life. With little evidence and no witnesses, she’s not sure what to do. Will Ava solve this crime, or will she be the next name on the killer’s list?
WHEN A TIGON WEDS (A LION’S PRIDE BOOK 9) by Eve Langlais
A mob princess is used to getting what she wants, and she wants out of her accidental marriage. Yet when someone tries to kill her husband, Dean, for some strange reason, she saves his life. Dean always knew his not-so-innocent wife would return one day, and it’s been nothing but explosions since. But this tigon won’t merely bounce off. He made a vow, and he’s not about to break it–not when he knows she’s his mate. And when a tigon weds, it’s for life.
NIGHT SHIFT DRAGONS (DFZ BOOK 3) by Rachel Aaron
They say family always sticks together, but when you’re your dad’s only lifeline and the whole world—humans, dragons, and gods—wants you dead, “family bonding” takes on a whole new meaning.
My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m in way over my head. I thought getting rid of my dad’s bad luck curse would put things back to normal. Instead, I’m stuck playing caretaker to the Great Dragon of Korea. That wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t such a jerk, or if every dragon on the planet wasn’t out to kill him, or if he were my only problem.
Turns out, things can always get worse in the DFZ. When a rival spirit attacks my god/boss to turn the famously safety-optional city into a literal death arena with Nik as his bloody champion, I’m thrust onto the front lines and way out of my comfort zone. When gods fight, mortals don’t usually survive, but I’m not alone this time. Even proud old dragons can learn new tricks, and with everything I love falling to pieces, the father I’ve always run from might just be the only force in the universe stubborn enough to pull us back together.
STORM OF FURY: DRAGON SHIFTER ROMANCE (LEGENDS OF THE STORM BOOK 4) by Bec McMaster
The old eddas speak of dreki—fabled creatures who haunt the depths of Iceland’s volcanoes and steal away fair maidens. Bryn wants none of such myths. Accused of a crime she didn’t commit, the former Valkyrie was exiled to the mortal realm over a century ago. Now a battle-hardened mercenary, when she’s offered a glimpse of redemption—a written confession that will finally clear her name—nothing will stand in her way.
All she has to do is find Marduk, a missing dreki prince, and deliver him in chains to the dreki princess he once dishonoured. And a trio of dragon-hunters is going to lead her right to him….Find a missing dreki prince. It will be fun, they said. Fierce dragon-hunter Tormund Sigurdsson knows better. But the second he lays eyes on Bryn he thinks the gods have finally smiled upon him. After watching his cousin find love with his fated mate, all Tormund wants is an epic love story of his own. The gorgeous, curvaceous redhead is every single one of his dreams woven into flesh—even if she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length. There’s just one little problem…. She’s working for the enemy.
THE BETROTHED by Kiera Cass
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.
SHADOW FLIGHT (A SHADOW RIDERS NOVEL BOOK 5) by Christine Feehan
Nicoletta Gomez was a terrified teenager when Taviano Ferraro and his brother saved her life. Ever since, she’s been trying to rise above what was done to her, molding herself into a survivor under the protective eyes of the Ferraro family. All the while, she’s been falling hopelessly in love with the man who knows her darkest secrets.…
With one look, Taviano knew that Nicoletta was his, just as he felt their shadows connect. But no matter how much he wanted to claim her, he knew she needed time to become her own woman. When Nicoletta once again finds herself in the sights of dangerous men, a split-second decision has Taviano breaking all of the Ferraro family’s rules to keep her safe. And as far as he’s concerned, the reward is more than worth the risk.
TIGERS NOT DAUGHTERS by Samantha Mabry
VS note: From March
The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.
MRS. MORRIS AND THE WITCH (A SALEM B&B MYSTERY BOOK 2) by Traci Wilton
Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year in Salem, Massachusetts—but when B&B owner Charlene Morris finds the dead body of a witch, it spells trouble . . .Charlene, recently widowed, has renovated her historic mansion just in time to greet guests arriving for the town’s annual Halloween festivities. She’s lucky to have a helpful staff to provide support—as well as a handsome ghost named Jack standing invisibly by her side.
Unfortunately, while the revelers head out on haunted tours, have their fortunes told, or grab a drink at Brews and Broomsticks, a killer walks among them. When Charlene discovers Morganna, a local Wiccan, dead in her shop, she starts getting cozy with the local coven, looking for clues to locate the crafty culprit. Salem may be famous for the false accusations of witchery in centuries past, but this time someone is genuinely guilty—of murder.
EMBRACING DESTINY (THE FAR CHRONICLES BOOK 6) by Amelia Hutchins
War has finally come to Faery. Everything I thought I knew was wrong. Truths have become lies, and they have all begun to unravel around us. I can no longer trust my instincts. Ryder has changed, but so have I. We’re evolving, but into what? I’m not sure, but I do know that it isn’t what I wanted to become. don’t know if I will survive this war.
One of us is holding back, while the other continually moves forward toward the mages who endlessly slaughter the fae. I think it’s me. I think I have to lose it all, to gain what is missing inside of me. How do you eradicate self, when self is what you’ve been fighting for? Throw everything you think you know about the fae away. Nothing is sacred, and no one is safe from the monsters we’re about to become.
MY MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT VALENTINE (VAMPIRE’S ROMANCE) by J J McAvoy
Druella Monroe is a vampire, but she hasn’t been one for long. Ever since her rebirth a year ago, she’s done her best to live a quiet, peaceful life as an art conservator and restorationist at The National Gallery of Art. All she wants is to blend in with the humans. However that all gets thrown out the window one night while hunting in Great Falls Park, where Druella comes across a naked vampire with no memory of how he got there, or the last century for that matter. All he seems to be sure of is that she is his soulmate…and he won’t leave without her.
INCENDIARY by Zoraida Cordova
I am Renata Convida.I have lived a hundred stolen lives.Now I live my own.
Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucía. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.
Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown. The Whispers may have rescued Renata years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred-or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she drained during her time in the palace.
When Dez, the commander of her unit-and the boy she’s grown to love-is taken captive by the notorious Príncipe Dorado, Renata must return to Andalucía and complete Dez’s top secret mission herself. Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.
But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the fate of the entire kingdom-and end the war that has cost her everything.
REAPER UNINVITED (DEADSIDE REAPERS BOOK 2) by Debbie Cassidy
Between getting my ass kicked by Azazel in the training room, avoiding Conah, and verbally sparing with Mal, I’m beginning to get a feel for what it means to be a Dominus Reaper. The guys might not think I’m ready to get out and do my job, but I have a team of reapers relying on me, and I’m not about to let them down. Leadership? No problem. Teamwork? Bring it. It’s time to jump into the fray. While the guys track the Dread who attacked the Academy, I’m forced to work alongside Grayson, the Regency pack alpha, to investigate a missing persons case involving vamps. The alpha is stubborn, bossy, arrogant, and sexy as hell. I’m torn between kissing him and punching him. But when he’s taken by the bloodsuckers, there’s no doubt in my mind that I need to get him back. Even if it means venturing into forbidden territory to do it. Death awaits with fangs and claws, but I’ll be damned if I let it walk all over me. Here’s to hoping I keep my head.
BORN MAGIC (CHRONICLES OF THE MARKED BOOK 1) by S Lawrence
Reyna heard the warnings all her life. Pirates take what they want and kill what they don’t. One just washed up on her shore, and she must choose whether or not to ignore that warning and save him.
When Fallon is betrayed and thrown to the sea, his last thought as he sinks to the dark depths is for his brothers. He wakes in a cave with a beautiful woman and the knowledge that it’s only a matter of time before the hunters find him.
The warning comes true as her village burns to the ground. Pirates hunting for something buried long ago. A pirate king searching for power to rule the world and all that live in it. Reyna can trust a pirate or be killed by one, and either choice could lead to death.
DRAGON HERO: GUARDIAN DRAGONS OF PROSPECT FALLS by Serena Meadows
As mayor of Prospect Falls, Vincent must protect his people at all costs. But demon attacks are on the rise, and sometimes the weight of his responsibility feels heavy enough to crush him. When the council agrees to send help, the burden upon Vincent’s shoulders is lifted. He expects to receive a fellow guardian like himself: strong, fierce, and ready to kill. Instead, a curvy, blue-eyed bombshell steps through his door. Vincent could laugh, if he wasn’t stunned into silence. Are they meant to kill the demons, or seduce them? All Charlie has ever dreamed of is being the first female guardian, and no pig-headed shifter is going to stand in her way, even if he is drop dead gorgeous. Besides, the demons grow bolder every day. Vincent might not want Charlie’s help -or acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them—but if he doesn’t get over his stubborn streak soon, it might be too late.
SCREAMING BEAUTY (TALES FROM THE POISONED APPLE BOOK 2) by Scott Mooney
Twenty-three-year-old Briar Pryce has earned a little rest and relaxation. She’s rescued her best friend from being transformed into a cat and stopped a war in the Poisoned Apple, New York City’s hidden neighborhood of counterfeit curses and fairy tale trickery. All Briar wants is to have a carb-filled brunch, gossip over a couple of mead-mosas, and maybe figure out if she’s actually in a love triangle with her high-school crush and her strait-laced business partner. But relaxing is hard when the city starts screaming.
Some malevolent curse has invaded the dreams of the sleeping princesses across the Apple, spreading nightmares and violence throughout the city. What’s worse, a militant new faction of knights has used the chaos to grab power and trap Briar’s community in its authoritarian grip. If Briar’s going to be able to free the princesses and stop these fairy tale fascists, she’s going to have to solve a deeper mystery: the origins of her own uncontrollable, emotion-altering powers. Briar and her friends will journey from the depths of the enchanted Afterwoods to the penthouses of the Upper East Side to stop the knights, wake the princesses, and save the Poisoned Apple.
THIS SPELL CAN’T LAST (THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN) by Isabel Sterling
Turns out, New York City is kind of a nightmare for a witch. Hannah’s not exactly loving her trip to the city, considering the huge crowds and layers of concrete blocking her connection to the elements. But a weekend away with her best friend, Gemma, and her girlfriend, Veronica, still has its advantages. After all, it’s hard to complain when you’re making out with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
With Veronica’s graduation on the horizon, Hannah is determined to enjoy every second of their time together, even if that means hanging out with Veronica’s new friends, a group of Caster Witches determined to stir up trouble with a local Blood Witch. Thrust into the middle of a terrifying magical feud, Hannah begins to question if she can really trust Veronica, especially with her heart. And with a vengeful Blood Witch on their trail, she’ll have to use every ounce of her powers to make sure she gets back to Salem alive.
HATE (HER MONSTERS BOOK 2) by K A Knight
I was abducted. They took me from my mates and threw me into a cell with a monster.
But they should have known I’m the biggest monster of them all. With more and more females disappearing, I need to find out who is really behind all the kidnappings and experiments. But what I discover will test my mates and me…and from the betrayal…hate will bloom. I have new allies, new enemies, and a whole lot of bodies piling up. Are you scared of me? You should be.
THE MERMAID, THE WITCH AND THE SEA by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal life of a pirate is about survival: don’t trust, don’t stick out, and don’t feel. But on this voyage, Flora is drawn to the Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, who is headed to an arranged marriage she dreads. Flora doesn’t expect to be taken under Evelyn’s wing, and Evelyn doesn’t expect to find such a deep bond with the pirate Florian. Neither expects to fall in love. Soon the unlikely pair set in motion a wild escape that will free a captured mermaid (coveted for her blood) and involve the mysterious Pirate Supreme, an opportunistic witch, double agents, and the all-encompassing Sea herself. Deftly entwining swashbuckling action and quiet magic, Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s inventive debut novel conjures a diverse cast of characters seeking mastery over their fates while searching for answers to big questions about identity, power, and love.
TO LOVE A WITCH (WICKED WITCHES OF THE WEST BOOK 16) by Amanda M Lee
Bay Winchester is at a crossroads in her life. Her powers are growing, her personal life is settled, and there’s a young witch in crisis under her care. Things are … difficult.
A good witch at heart, Bay knows that the teenager she’s trying to tame is dangerous. To keep Hemlock Cove safe, she’s isolated her at the campground property she owns with her boyfriend Landon. While visiting one day, a ghost catches her attention across the lake … and when Bay crosses to investigate, she finds a fresh body and a whole lot of trouble. It seems the new property owner is currently dating the victim’s ex-boyfriend and there’s a convoluted mess to untangle. That’s on top of the other people in town – including Aunt Tillie’s nemesis Mrs. Little – who keep showing up at the lake with an agenda. Bay has no idea what to do. She needs to keep her teenage protégé hidden while uncovering a deadly story of an affair gone wrong and greed run amok. All the while she wonders what will happen if she can’t turn things around for her new teenage responsibility. What will she have to do to protect the people that she loves?
If that wasn’t enough, Landon is acting out of sorts. His demeanor is strange and he’s having secret conversations with her mother while trying to keep Bay out of his sock drawer. She can’t figure out why and her imagination is running wild. It’s going to be a race to the finish. There’s an out-of-control ghost, a teenager who doesn’t want to be helped, and a man who has a plan to give his favorite witch everything she’s ever wanted.
UNHOLY: A DEVIL OF A WHYCHOOSE ROMANCE (AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE BOOK 0) by Margo Bond Collins
VS Note: From April
Monster-Hunter Grace Falls is willing to make an unholy alliance with not one demon, but three—all to save her sister Eileen from the local mob boss. But before it’s all over, she’ll have to give the devils their scorching-hot due. BONUS: This book also features “O Holy Hell,” an Unholy Alliance prequel story.
KISS OF FATE by Heather Long and Blake Blessing
Idioms are what we idiots tell ourselves to make us feel better. They’re all lies. Truth sets you free. Ha. Justice is blind. Hardly. Life ends when you die. Wrong! All’s fair in love and war. Fine. I’ll give you that one. But you’d be wise to remember Fate isn’t fair, kind, or gentle. How do I know? I almost died. I say almost because a moment before my last breath, Judgment found me. I don’t know what he saw in me but with one kiss, he changed me irrevocably. My name is Dahlia. I am fate. No, I am definitely not fair.
FORGED IN FIRE AND STARS by Andrea Robertson
Ara has always known the legend of the Loresmith: the blacksmith who served alongside the kings and queens of Saetlund, forging legendary weapons to arm warriors and protect the kingdom. She’s been told it’s her fate to inherit the title and become the next Loresmith. But since the monarchy’s downfall in a vicious conquest years before, Ara has never truly believed she would be able to take up her duty.
But when the lost Princess Nimhea and Prince Eamon steal Ara from her quiet life with a mission to retake the throne and return Ara to her place as the Loresmith–Ara’s whole world turns upside down.
Suddenly, Ara must leave her small mountain village and embark on a dangerous adventure where she will uncover new truths about her family’s legacy, and even face the gods themselves. With a mysterious thief as an unexpected companion, and dark forces following their every move, Ara must use all her skills to forge the right path forward–for herself, her kingdom, and her heart.
TRACK THE SUN, NIGHT TRAVELER BOOK 1 by Becca Andre
Tegan Morgenstern has spent years building a reputation as a dog trainer, and now her hard work is about to pay off. With a TV show in the works, she’s on the brink of achieving her dream—until a video revealing her magical nature goes viral. The only saving grace is that the video never shows her face, preserving her anonymity and her career. For now.
But when a familiar wolf begins to appear in her dreams, Tegan fears she hasn’t escaped all notice. More troubling is the realization that a powerful shaman like Xol could find her in the waking world. Though it’s been years, she hasn’t forgotten a single detail about the last time they met. She still remembers his smile…and the blood. With everything going so right, Tegan can’t afford to let the past dictate her future. But if Xol tracks her down, he could bring the horrors of her childhood to the present. Because, where he goes, the monsters follow. If that happens, losing her career will be the least of her worries.
MALE OF THE SPECIES (DUET) by Kate Steele
Male of the Species: Devin Grant is an alpha on a mission. Rejected by his pack, Devin finds himself alone. A chance meeting with fellow outcast Quinn Alexander starts him on the path to forming his own pack. Along the way, he makes an enemy — the unscrupulous leader of a black arts coven — and unexpectedly finds his mate, human Ryan Mitchell. With strength and courage, Devin works to win his mate and build his pack — until a stunning betrayal threatens to cost Devin not only his mate, but his humanity.
Transcending Darkness: Is it possible to start a new life with a bang… or rather, a spanking? For Owen Connors that’s just what it takes. When Owen ignores him in favor of a strong and charismatic alpha werewolf, Sam realizes it’s time for a change. For Owen, he’ll take charge and become the dominant, decisive lover Owen needs.
THE TOWER: THE BANISHED GODS BOOK 6 by L A McGinnis
To rise from the ashes—first, you must burn. Once, her deadly skills were for sale to the highest bidder. These days, Gabriella Mendoza has traded in her blades for a stethoscope. But her recent good deeds haven’t managed to erase all the evil she has done in her lifetime. Perhaps nothing ever will. When her world collides with Balder’s and she’s immersed in a world of immortal gods, demons and monsters, it turns out her skill set might be just what the world needs to tip the balance in its favor.
SEEKING THE FAE (DAUGHTER OF LIGHT BOOK 1) by Leia Stone
Now that her mother is dead, Lilly is the last of her kind. A Seeker. Tasked with seeking the lost crystals of Faerie, she must restore her broken and barren world to its former glory. But the crystals that keep Faerie alive have been stolen by the Sons of Darkness and are hidden on Earth. It’s up her to get them back by any means necessary. She has everything under control and plans to bring the first crystal back, when she meets him-Liam-a Son of Darkness. He’s the most dangerous kind, with black wings that smoke and eyes that have seen death. She must kill him, kill him and take the crystal, but she can’t.
He’s her soulmate.
ROGUE REFORMATORY: BUSTED (SUPERNATURAL MISFITS ACADEMY BOOK 1) by Marty Mayberry and Amber Lynn Natusch
Teenage witches Maddy and Celine are as close as two sisters can be. So when Maddy’s power goes haywire and she’s dragged away to Wadsworth Reformatory for magical rehabilitation, overprotective Cece gets herself sent there to bust her out. Escape was the plan from the moment they reunited, but Wadsworth’s headmaster and the hostile supernatural student hierarchy prove to be a dangerous hurdle.
To break free, the girls enlist the help of two unlikely allies: a sorcerer with a mysterious past and an elite bad boy who cannot be trusted. Together, the four work to unravel the reformatory’s secrets and find a way out. But when Maddy is accused of murdering a classmate and Cece is nearly killed by a mind-splitting power, they know time is running out. Can Maddy and Cece survive long enough to escape Wadsworth—or will they die trying?
WICKED BETRAYAL (DARKWATER REFORMATORY BOOK 1) by Marty Mayberry
Nothing beats being locked up in supernatural juvie. If only murdering the guy I’m falling for wasn’t my only way out. Framed by the head of the Seeker’s Guild and sent to Darkwater to serve a life sentence, I’m doomed. The prison is located in the fae world, on an island in the middle of a forbidding sea. Wizards sent there never return. The moment I arrive, I’m forced to take a series of initiation tests with a snarky, too-hot fellow inmate. If the creatures trying to kill us don’t do him in, I just might. Yet my birth father’s at Darkwater, and while he could be the warden, a guard, or a fellow inmate, I’m determined to track him down. He stole something from me when I was a baby, and I want it back. Once I get what I came for, there are two ways out. Survive the Challenge–another series of trials that take place in the ever-changing, magical catacombs beneath the prison, and they’ll send me to pre-release at Darkwater Reformatory. Or I can fulfill the secret blood bond I made with the Master Seeker. Eliminate a fellow inmate and the Master Seeker will transport me home. …Except the inmate I must kill is the wizard I’m falling for.
THOROUGHLY WICKED (WICKED WAYS BOOK 3) by Audrey Brice
One Curse, Two Curse, Three Curse, Four…I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways. After finding a cursed poppet hanging from her doorway, Franny Ferris suspects someone is trying to put her out of business. But when several more poppets show up at various storefronts up and down Main Street leaving certain shops untouched, the citizens of Northrop start choosing sides. Wicked Ways wasn’t touched and now I’m a suspect. It’s up to me and my friends to find out who is trying to divide the town, and why.
THE CENTER (BUILDING THE CIRCLE BOOK 3) by Maggie M Lily
A pair of elemental powerhouses, a gaggle of empaths, and a time-traveling psychic walk into a bar...All his life, Sam Trellis has been… different. He doesn’t sleep. He can’t eat. He sees glimpses of the future. While he’s tolerated his differences well, making billions off his psychic tendencies, he has questions. It’s time for some answers.
UGLY AND THE BEAST (A MODEL CURSE BOOK 2) by B E Sanderson
Jeni Braxxon’s life as a up-and-coming supermodel hit the skids when she caught a wicked, nasty curse. The asshole who did this to her is rotting in jail, but the curse remains, leaving her as ugly as the north end of a southbound warthog. Every damn night. As if this case of the gruesomes and her impending unemployment wasn’t enough for a gal with serious esteem issues, someone snatches her nephew. The fight is on to find the boy before something seriously heinous happens. With the help of her friends and a bit of beastly assistance, Jeni will face down anything this plane or the next throws at her. If she’s lucky, she might just make it out alive.
CALL IT MAGIC (A SPELLBOUND FALLS ROMANCE BOOK 7) by Janet Chapman
Katy MacBain moved to Spellbound Falls with secrets she plans to keep. The newest member of the Fire and Rescue Team, she disappeared for three weeks before arriving on the job. She doesn’t understand why Gunnar Wolfe—the town’s interim fire chief and her boss—seems determined to uncover the truth of what happened to her during that time. Or why she’s more attracted to him than she’s ever been to any other man.
A confident firefighter, Gunnar Wolfe doesn’t give up—and he’s resolved to find out what’s wrong with the mysterious and beautiful Katy. Since she is the newest member of his team, he’s naturally protective of her, but he’s surprised to find himself captivated by the tenacious and talented woman who is so…magical.
BABA ALI AND THE CLOCKWORK DJINN by Danielle Ackley McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed
Come, Best Beloved, and sit you by my feet. I shall tell you a tale such as sister Scheherazade could have scarce imagined…In the Nejd there is nothing at all…except secrets. A band of thieves wishes such secrets to remain hidden. In England, far from his desert home, Ali bin-Massoud serves as apprentice to the famed Charles Babbage. One night a mysterious box is delivered by a clockwork falcon and Ali’s world is never the same again. Heartache, danger, and thieves mark his journey as Ali is summoned home at the death of his father.
It will take faith, knowledge, and yes, love to realize his destiny, and more than a little skill with steam-driven technology. Can he unravel the mystery of the puzzle box and the clockwork djinn before it is too late? An ancient legacy and Ali’s very life depend on his success. Hear you the tale of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.
OUR SHARED HORIZON (KAITLYN AND THE HIGHLANDERS BOOK 10) by Diana Knightley
His past holds family he must protect. Her present is full of promise and hope and love. But their future is ready to be seized. Three strands of time, Magnus has one priority — keep it all from unraveling. VS: And also from the book’s blurb page: A contemporary romance with a dash of history and a bit of SciFi, Our Shared Horizon is the tenth book in the Kaitlyn and the Highlander series. If you love mysterious heroes with desperate hearts and romantic thoughts, heroines with courage who are also very ordinary disasters, and love stories that encompass all time, then you’ll love this suspenseful series.
STRACCIATELLA GELATO: MELTING TIME (ONE SCOOP OR TWO) by Marilyn Barron
Kate Buckthorn, a sixty-something woman in a predictable marriage, takes a day trip to Florence, Italy, to relive the months she spent there as a college art history student. After visiting all the familiar sights, she returns to her favorite gelato shop where she tosses some coins into the plastic cup of a Roma looking for change. And change is what she gets, literally. After enjoying her triple-scoop gelato, she leaves the shop, magically transformed into her twenty-three-year-old self.
Does she stay in Florence and have a fling with a gorgeous Italian hottie, pursuing her painting career in the birthplace of the Renaissance? Or does she return to her unfaithful husband as her younger self?
DARK SKIES (DARK SHORES BOOK 2) by Danielle L Jensen
A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST – Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE – Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test. A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE – With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.
GHOST MORTEM (GHOST DETECTIVE BOOK 1) by Jane Hinchey
Whoever said that ghosts exist must be out of their mind. Oh, wait. That was me. I said that. If you’d told me yesterday that ghosts were real I would have smiled, nodded, and called a shrink to fix your deluded little mind. Now it’s my turn to question my sanity when the ghost of my best friend turns up in my apartment. Was it the tequila shots the night before causing this apparition? Or one too many bumps to the head — let’s face it, clumsy is my middle name, it really wouldn’t surprise me if I’d done some irreparable damage to my grey matter over the years.
Now I have to accept that the paranormal does, in fact, exist. But sadly, my ghost friend is lacking something besides his body. His memory. He doesn’t know how he died but suspects foul play and he wants my help to find his killer. I can’t refuse, I’m a sucker for a good mystery and the chance to bring my friend’s killer to justice is too good to pass up.
Surprises abound as I discover a secret talent for sleuthing, not to mention an unexpected inheritance of a talking cat among other things. But the biggest problem of all? Captain Cowboy Hot Pants, or as he likes to be called, Detective Kade Galloway of the Firefly Bay PD. He’s one smokin’ cop, but my distrust of the police runs deep and despite his assurances that he’s here to help can I really trust him, or is his offer of assistance designed to keep me from discovering the truth? I guess I’ll find out when death comes knocking on my door.
CURSE OF NIGHT (THORN HILL BOOK 5) by Emily Goodwin
When one door closes, another door opens. Or in my case, kill one monster and another comes knocking. It’s nothing new, since someone has had it out for me my whole life. I’ve learned to not only live with but expect the constant peril. Demons attack? Must be Monday. Send hexes my way? Just another Tuesday night. Get kidnapped and held hostage by vampires? Well, that’s just a typical weekend for me.
But go after the man I love and I’ll stop at nothing to hunt you down, even if it means seeking help from an unlikely—and untrustworthy—source. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to save Lucas, risking crossing a line that can’t be uncrossed. They say there’s evil in my blood, and I’m going to show them just how dark I can go. For Hell hath no fury like a witch out for revenge.
HIS FAIRY SHARE: A STARFIG INVESTIGATIONS NOVEL BOOK 3 by Meghan Maslow
Six months have passed since wizard Quinn Broomsparkle left behind his indentured servant shackles. He’s in love with his half-dragon/half-fairy familiar, Twig Starfig. He’s got a home. Friends. A job. And a father-in-law he could do without. A pretty close to perfect life. But as Quinn has learned the hard way, things rarely stay peaceful for long. Especially when a Starfig’s involved.
Summoned to his home realm and a past he’d thought left behind, Quinn and Twig find themselves in the middle of evil machinations . . . with no clear enemy. When Quinn’s younger brother, Zak, goes missing, it’s Starfig Investigations on the case. Being the first wizard in a thousand years isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. On top of a missing brother, a broken-hearted red fury, an archivist with a secret, and a ghost pirate-parrot who’s determined to return to his captain, Quinn and Twig’s relationship is sorely tested when questions—and unhappy answers—about their mating dilemma are pushed to the fore.
All Quinn wants is his fairy share of happiness. Is that so much to ask?
HEART IN HAND (WARDERS BOOK 3) by Mary Calmes
Simon Kim is very much in love with Leith Haas, but Leith is a Warder. His job—hunting demons—is dangerous and important, and Simon doesn’t want to distract the man he loves more than life with the small stuff. But he doesn’t quite get that when a Warder takes a Hearth, the Warder gives his heart without reservation. When Leith claimed Simon, Leith bared his soul, leaving himself vulnerable before the only man he’s certain he’ll ever love. When Simon is sucked further into Leith’s perilous world—and into an alternate dimension—Simon realizes that the only strength he can give his Warder is the strength of his love. Can Simon sacrifice the control he has come to treasure for the man who already owns his soul?
TRUTHSEEKER (THE WORLDWALKER DUOLOGY BOOK 1) by C E Murphy
Lara Jansen is the world’s worst liar. Literally. Born with an uncanny gift to know when the truth is being spoken, Lara lives a quiet, risk-adverse life as a tailor. But when handsome, mysterious Dafydd ap Caerwyn enters her life and claims—truthfully—to be a prince of Faerie, Lara’s world is turned upside-down. Dafydd has traveled from his world—the Barrow-lands—in search of a ‘truthseeker’ to help untangle the truth around his brother’s murder, a crime which the warring factions in the Seelie court can’t solve. Lara, determined to take a few chances with her life, agrees to journey to the Barrow-lands with him, but there, discovers that even her gifts don’t necessarily prevent people from lying to her…and that charming, irresistible Dafydd has secrets of his own.
Caught between ancient, bitter rivalries and a burgeoning evil wielding dark power, Lara’s own abilities grow uncontrollably, and the Barrow-lands may yet discover that truth is the deadliest magic of all.
THE ARTIST’S MASQUERADE (CHRONICLES OF TOURNAI BOOK 2) by Antonia Aquilante
As the first-born son of a royal duke and cousin to the prince, Cathal has always put his duty to family and country first, even when it conflicts with his own wishes. When Cathal’s father arranges a marriage between him and Velia, cousin to the emperor of Ardunn, without consulting him, he sees no alternative but to go along with his plans for the good of Tournai. But it’s Velia’s companion, Flavia, who fascinates Cathal from the moment he first sets eyes on her. Cathal doesn’t know Flavia is really Flavian, an artist masquerading as a woman to escape Ardunn, a restrictive and repressive place where Flavian’s preference for men is forbidden.
Even when Cathal discovers Flavian’s identity, even as he struggles with his obligations and duty, he cannot fight his attraction to the sharp-tongued artist. Flavian is intrigued by him as well, but Cathal is still betrothed to Velia, and Flavian worries he is more taken with the feminine illusion Flavian presents than the man beneath it. He came to Tournai to start a new life—a safe one—as an artist, and an inconvenient attraction to his friend’s betrothed, a man who happens to be a member of the royal family, is not a part of his plans. While both men battle their longings for each other, spies from Ardunn infiltrate the capital, attempting to uncover Tournai’s weaknesses and secrets. They are also searching for Flavian, who possesses a magical Talent giving him the ability to see the truth of a person just by painting their portrait—something that would be invaluable to Ardunn’s emperor.
RUSSIAN BEAR (BEAR SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Severine Wolfe
He’d given up on finding a mate, but he still had Bears to take care of…Kostya Iltchenko was the Russian Bear. He was the Bad Ass of the Russian Bears, which meant he was cute and cuddly until it was time not to be. He’d given up on finding a mate, but he threw everything he was into caring for his Bears and all of the Bears in the Sleuths in Russia. He wasn’t ready to settle and accept a woman to have children. He was desperate but not desolate.
Sunnie Weathers was a human child to a Shifter-Human mating. She’d gone to university and found herself captured, on a visit home and forced to create something she just knew was evil. She was playing the good girl because the lives of her parents was on the line. She was in the process of saving herself when a huge man barged into her life and saved her and her parents. And Claiming she was his mate. Bears are cuddly and love to snuggle by nature. How could she not fall for him?
TREASURE: A FANTASY FF ROMANCE by Poppy Woods
Taryn of Vanir has spent her entire life fearing the dragons that rule the mountain ranges bordering her father’s kingdom. They are vicious, cruel beasts who care only for gold and how much chaos they can cause.
When a knight discovers an heirloom that belonged to Taryn’s mother, the king of Vanir finally has proof that the dragon responsible for her death is alive and well in the mountains. It’s the tipping point in a war that’s been brewing for years.
Niressa, the teal and rose dragon, comes for her stolen treasure, intent on forcing the kingdom to return what is hers. When the beast takes Taryn as penance, instead, Taryn knows she must fight for her life. The dragons of Lazeorat will defend their hoardes with their lives—and murder to build it—and Taryn has no intention of being another treasured piece of the hoarde. But when the dragon transforms into a beautiful woman, the princess finds herself questioning everything she has ever been told. Could the beasts in the mountains be more than the murderous creatures they’ve been painted as?
She thought she wanted to escape, but suddenly, being treasured doesnt sound so bad, after all.
DRUID DREAMS: THE CHRONICLES OF SLOANE KING by M F Adele
VS Note: From mid-April
I’m not a good person. I don’t cheat or steal, but I do lie a little bit… and participate in the occasional murder… spree. I mean, I’m not the worst kind of person – it’s mostly justified – I’m far from an Angel though. I love my jobs, most days. My best friend is amazing, except for when he’s not. I’m finally well past my first real heartbreak, and I’m happy being single. Life is looking good from my ebony tower.
That gets turned upside down when I’m asked to step in and halt the progress of a black market, magic tainted drug. That one little business adventure opens up what I’m sure is Pandora’s box for me. My life goes from boring and routine to that feeling of “is this really my f*****g life right now?”
Now I have mates. Emphasis on the ssss part. Yeah, a few of them. I want to be mad about it, really I do… but they’re so hot, and the temptation to make them all mine is fueling my desire. That is, until they tell me who my last mate is. I’m not so happy about that. Life just keeps getting better when I find out someone is stalking me. Having several someones at my back makes a world of difference. Don’t get me twisted though… I’m Sloane f*****g King, and I’m no damsel in distress.
BANCROFT: DALTON’S KISS BOOK 1 (VAMPIRE PARANORMAL ROMANCE) by Kathi S Barton
Kelly Roman was good at her job. As a forensic anthropologist, she could help the dead and help the families find closure. The one thing she hated about her job was her boss, Shamus Van. That man was out to sabotage everything she did. And when he brought in the new chief of police, Bancroft Dalton, to make her look bad, that was the last straw. She’d quit before they had a chance to fire her.
When Bancroft showed up at her front door, he asked to be invited in, and when he told her he couldn’t lie to her, it set off all kinds of bells and whistles in Kelly’s suspicions. It wasn’t the fact that he was a vampire that bothered her, it was the part about him not being able to lie to her. She knew shifters couldn’t lie to their mates. There was no way in hell she was letting a man barge into her life and take over.
DRAGON DESIRE (TOOTH AND CLAW BOOK 1) by Emilia Hartley
He wants to keep his family’s secrets. She wants to find the story that will set her apart as a journalist. Too bad they can’t both have what they want. Ever since Devin failed spectacularly at leading the Dragon Quarry Shifters, he’s kept to himself. Now that his cousin is back in charge, nobody needs him. If he holes up in his mansion for long enough, maybe the rest of his pack will forget about him and his heavy-handed ways. When he gets lonely enough, he’ll burrow into the earth in dragon form and let time take him. It’s not such a bad fate. He doesn’t need people, especially not the pesky reporter his cousin’s wife sends his way. She really should have known better. If the human reporter uncovers their secrets, she could ruin them all. That’s why Devin wants her to stay away. It has nothing to do with the way she throws him off balance every time they’re in the same room. He’ll keep telling himself that until he believes it.
Nobody else in Moira’s newsroom wants to touch the Devin VanTassel eligible bachelor story. They think it’s too much trouble for a fluff piece. Moira, on the other hand, thinks this might be the opening she needs to uncover the VanTassel family secrets and write a career-making story. Besides, she’s not afraid of Devin. Sure, he looks menacing, but she had a one-night stand with him years ago that still keeps her warm at night. She doesn’t know what to do, though, when the fire of their attraction rekindles, and she discovers a sweeter, more vulnerable Devin than anyone could have expected. She also discovers Devin’s secret. It could definitely make her career—but also ruin him, and maybe the rest of the VanTassels as well. All she has to do is print it. If only she hadn’t fallen in love.
ALPHA MEETS BETA (ALPHA MEETS OMEGA BOOK 4) by Sky Winters
She’s only after a story. He’s only after a date. What will happen when a Beta poses as an Omega on a popular shifter dating app? Alpha Dane Jensen- I just needed a date for a business meeting. An obedient omega to improve my public image. But she’s unlike any omega I’ve known. I don’t want a woman in my life, but resisting her feels futile. Could this passionate omega be my match?
Omega/Beta Adriana – I was a journalist in need of a hot story. So I posed as an Omega
How hard could it be? Just be subservient to a billionaire alpha Do whatever he wants, however he wants, whenever he wants. And his heart could be mine… Easy right? Except now I do want his heart, And being an omega has benefits I never could have imagined.
What will happen when he learns the truth?
THE BOOK OF SORREL by Jennifer Peel
Sorrel Black’s family has been ruled by a book passed down from generation to generation. But now that it is in her possession, it has stopped working. For her alone, one critical piece of information is missing that will keep the curse, cast long ago as a punishment for her family’s rebellion, from being passed down to her own daughter someday. She hopes the book’s silence means the curse will end with her—even if it means dying alone. But then Eric Knight walks into her life and changes everything.
When investigative journalist Eric Knight is forced to take an assignment to interview bakery owner Sorrel Black, he has no idea that her story will become their story. That his secrets are her secrets. Now together, these born enemies turned lovers must not only face the curse that has separated their families for generations, but the reality that breaking the curse means breaking their hearts. For, in the end, only one family can survive.
ENTRAPMENT: HIDDEN DRAGON OMEGAVERSE by Mercedes Jade
If you can’t conceal your fire, let it burn. I’m alone, afraid, and desperate. It’s a terrible combination for an omega, especially one that has caught the attention of the top alphas at school. I made the mistake of falling for the Boucher twins and their dangerously hot friend, Nik. Then, I ran. How dangerous? Nik’s dad is an infamous rogue dragon that ran southside. Now that Theo is imprisoned, Nik has inherited his gang. Did I mention that the twins almost became my stepbrothers before my mom died? We had crossed lines that are terribly blurred now. Dragons. Alphas. Bad. An unknotted omega on her own, like me, can easily fall prey to their lusts or become victim to the other monsters that prey on innocence. It’s time for me to turn the hunt around. My heart may still be bleeding from my losses, but I can’t keep hiding. I will use deceit. Entrap them. Make those alphas mine to rule. Omegas are dragons, too.
OF PAPER AND WOOD by Amy Bellows
TROY – To inherit the family fortune, I must marry a woman. But first, I get one night of passion with a man. I just wish I could share it with someone who would treat me more like a lover than a customer. After all, it’s my first time. My only time.
PARK – Alesto Markin sics his werewolf lackey on anyone who can’t pay him back. One bite, and my life as I know it will be over. My only hope of paying off my staggering debt is by selling something I never planned to sell. I just didn’t expect the man who hired me to be young. Or sweet. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with him.
HER WEREWOLF CHAMPION (WEREWOLF GUARDIAN ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 4) by Jodi Vaughan
He takes down monsters, he doesn’t cuddle up next to them…until her. Zane Steele doesn’t have time for nonsense. As a high-ranking member of the werewolf Pack’s elite Guardian unit, his job is to take out the monsters who threaten the safety of the Pack. When a mission goes wrong, Zane is poisoned—and loses control over when he shifts. Desperate to find a solution before Pack Law demands his execution, he goes into exile and hunts for a cure.
Skylar Wade wants nothing to do with werewolves. Having grown up with the monsters, she has spent her entire adult life desperate to get over the horrors of her childhood. She built a construction company from the ground up, and all she wants is to be left alone so she can build a safe-house for runaway girls. When she finds Zane naked, injured and hiding on her property, her past crashes back into her with the force of a freight train—or a dying werewolf. She should let him die. She should walk away. But the truth is, she’s a monster, too. And when two injured wolves are forced into a corner, they’ll stop at nothing to fight their way out. But falling in love isn’t part of the plan.
RUINED (RUINED BY FAE BOOK 1) by Rebecca Gray
Ryker lost everything she ever had on the Day of Ruin; her home, her family, and her pride. The fae took it all from her and one day they will pay. When a privileged prince visits The Heathern Court, Ryker is willing to risk her life for a chance at the hope he offers. Prince Dace is as handsome as he is intriguing, but is he worth trusting? Along with others, whose paths intertwine with their own, they reveal more conspiracies across Stylica. The fight for power quickly becomes a fight for their lives.
KENSINGTON (THE ADLERS BOOK 7) by Avery Gale
After working nonstop for almost a decade, Hollywood heartthrob, Kensington Adler is ready for a break. When one of his brothers arranges for Kensington to vacation at the luxurious hideaway on ShadowDance Mountain known as the cabin, he is shocked by what he finds. Built into an old mine, the beautifully decorated, high-security fortress is the perfect place to enjoy some much-needed downtime while he decides what to do next.
As a shifter, Kensington has spent his life avoiding humans while in his wolf. Keeping his distance when a truck stops on a nearby bridge, he watches two men toss a rolled-up tarp over the edge, driving away as the bundle rolls down the boughs of a large tree, landing in the icy river. The woman who emerges sputtering from the tarp changes everything.
Denali Weston has been a wilderness guide since she was sixteen, but she’s never encountered a group like the trio tramping up the mountain behind her. Peter Slavich’s true intentions come to light after his bodyguards toss Denali’s tarp wrapped body off a bridge, leaving her for dead. Keeping Denali safe is going to require a team effort, but in the end, it will all come down to one person and a deadly blizzard.
MESMERIZE HER (DESCENDED FROM A WITCH BOOK 3) by Atlas Rose
King Kamoril wanted to own me. But that was nothing compared to the lies my Hexers kept from me. Lies that changed my world. My heart might be breaking, but I now have hope. I am not alone. I’m one of three. Three sisters, descendants of the most dangerous Witch who ever lived. Three with Black Viper blood in our veins and power in our minds. Only I can’t live without my three Hexers, I can’t survive without them by my side. I need to understand why they kept this from me. I need to find my way back to the love we had. I need to find forgiveness.
FATED MAGIC (CLAIMED BY WOLVES BOOK 1) by Callie Rose
Wolf shifters are real. And three alphas have claimed me as their mate. For years, I’ve been kept prisoner by my uncle, hidden like a piece of trash in the basement of his house. Beaten, broken, and neglected, hated by him for reasons I can’t even understand.
But one night on the back roads of rural Montana, I see a chance for escape. And I take it. I run. …straight into the arms of a naked man. No. Not a man. A wolf. Ridge, the man with dark hair and honey-colored eyes, is the alpha of the North Pack. I can hardly believe shifters are real, but how can I deny it when I’ve seen him transform with my own eyes?
I don’t trust him. I don’t trust anyone. Still, that doesn’t change the overwhelming pull I feel toward him. And when the alphas of the East and West Packs step forward and claim me as their mate too, I feel that same desperate urge to claim them back. But the part that scares me most? There’s only one reason all three of them could form a mate bond with me. I’m a shifter too.
VS Note: The SFR Station featured this backlist title of mine last week – it was a bit unusual for me, even thoughthe adventure begins in the Sectors…the action soon moves…elsewhere. I had fun writing this one!
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