New Releases in #Scifi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday MAY 27

lost starAs 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).

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LOST STAR (WINGS OF ARTEMIS BOOK 11) by Rebecca Royce

Evander wants her…Trapped in stasis, Sienna reaches out to her caretakers with her mind. Awakened to the war, she must confront not only why the remains of the distant corporation wants her but her own chances at survival with the viruses riddling her system. The new crew of the Artemis will do anything to keep her safe though they long to defeat the overlords who have wreaked so much havoc.
They will do anything to protect her… Super Soldiers Blaze, Anders, Corbin, and Kellan tease her with their blunt attitudes and artless charm. Human doctor Wade figured out the solution to hold the viruses at bay and wake the siren whose voice sustains him. Trenton, the wickedly talented human pilot, will use every skill he has to keep Artemis in fighting form. The ancient ship has her work cut out for her when a seventh soul inserts himself into their crew, stealing Sienna and possibly her heart.

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taras warriorsTARA’S WARRIORS (BONDMATES BOOK 5) by Ann Mayburn

There are only two things in this world Tara trusts, her red lipstick and her family. Neither have ever let her down in a world full of betrayals and loss. But now her soldier daughter Lacey is missing, having vanished during a humanitarian mission with the Army overseas, and Tara is doing everything she can to find her. She just never expected the answers to her daughter’s disappearance could only be found in another galaxy.

Kadothian Warriors Karwin and Phiniar have been waiting their entire lives to find their bondmate, the one woman in the entire Universe they are destined to love. The lush and profitable Territory they hold on Kadothia for their future bride is under threat, coveted by a greedy Kadothian Matriarch who will stop at nothing to possess it. But when they finally locate their promised bride they quickly realize winning Tara’s heart will be no easy task. They have to break through a lifetime of mistrust and hurt, to convince Tara to take a chance on a love she never imagined existed, and secretly believes she doesn’t deserve.

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jin bennuJIN-BENNU (NOVA FORCE: CHAMPIONS OF AARU BOOK 2) by Vivienne Savage

Journey through the stars in the follow-up to Tal-Amun as his alpha second-in-command Jin-Bennu finds love in the most unlikely place.When psychic commander Jin-Bennu flies out on a secret mission, his cover is that he’s returning home for R&R. He doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous human researcher stowing away on his personal ship.
Veryn has orders of her own to follow and plans for a romantic weekend. Instead, she’ll find the flight of her life. And a battle to win a certain Lexar’s heart.

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their wild seaTHEIR WILD SEA (WINTERVALE PACKS BOOK 3) by Milly Taiden

Shaylin Daniels feels an intense pull toward Daeria. The more she learns about the planet and the alien shifter races who lives there, the more she knows she needs to go. It was like a calling—a knowing that she needs to do this. To help a dying planet rebuild. So she signs up for their surrogate program. When she arrives, a power awakens inside her and suddenly a lot of things makes sense to her. Mainly why she loves the ocean and swore it spoke to her.

Expecting to be paired with two wolf shifters, she is shocked when four potential mates shower her with attention. Drex, her protective dragon, grounds her. Her wolves, Quil and Nash, give her a playful escape from reality. Storm, the leopard shifter from Silvermoon, offers her warmth and friendship. Each of them knew the instant they saw her that she belonged to them. Sharing her isn’t a problem. Keeping her alive is.
Insane and determined to rule the planet, Xaxhin is building an army with the goal to take out the descendants before they come into their full powers. He’s failed three times already. When Xaxhin uncovers relics that could make him powerful enough to destroy all life as they know it, Shaylin with her mates and their friends work together to stop the evil sorcerer no matter the cost.

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mean right hookMEAN RIGHT HOOK (THE FEVER BROTHERS BOOK 1) by Michele Mills

Leah’s first day at her new job is turning into a complete fiasco. She’s spilt coffee all over her work uniform, and then the elevator breaks down. Now she’s stuck in a tenuous mining cage with a silent, rugged miner with mighty fists, shocking fangs and a mean right hook—who keeps pulling her into his massive arms and inhaling her scent.
When the cage starts hurtling towards certain disaster she finds her bare hand accidentally clasped within his rough claw…and Leah’s about to discover the true meaning of the term, “mating compatible.” But is she ready for this commitment, or is a human about to break an alien miner’s heart.

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quantum flareQUANTUM FLARE (GUNN FILES BOOK 3) by M G Herron

VS note: Not a romance but a fun series…

An alien war looms over Earth…And Anderson Gunn is helpless to stop it. Messages from intergalactic allies paint a stark view of the future: War is inevitable. The future is set, but the timeframe unknown. All he can do is train, worry and wait. A knock on the door brings a much needed distraction—a bounty hunting job. There’s only one problem. This client is of the offworlder variety. Gunn’s an expert at tracking down missing humans. But missing aliens? That’s a whole different ball game. The case hurls Gunn and his friends to the brink of the impending conflict, where they stumble on an alien technology that will irrevocably alter the course of human history. War is bad enough on its own, but this? This will change everything.

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engineer wore venetian redTHE ENGINEER WORE VENETIAN RED: MYSTERIOUS DEVICES 4 (MAGNIFICANT DEVICES BOOK 20) by Shelley Adina

An earthquake strikes. A prince is missing—a victim of disaster or foul play? Hot on the trail of their missing father, Daisy and Freddie Linden step off the airship Iris in San Francisco de Asis. At the moment they discover their best clue to Papa’s whereabouts, an earthquake levels the city—and a disaster is the best time for a political coup.
The forces of evil have two targets: May Lin, the river witch, and Carlos, the country’s handsome young ruler. She is sucked alive into a crevasse, having never told the prince she loves him. Carlos is abducted—with Freddie the only witness. The kingdom will descend into chaos unless someone can find them both—and Daisy and Freddie seem to be the only ones left standing.

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ravenous alien mateRAVENOUS ALIEN MATE (SAVAGE MARTIANS BOOK 3) by Sue Mercury and Sue Lyndon

Her freedom comes with a price—her hand in marriage. After spending ten years behind bars, Leah is offered early release if she agrees to become an alien mail order bride. Though she’s nervous about the prospect of marrying a complete stranger—a huge Martian, no less—she’s also desperate for freedom. She reluctantly agrees with the parole board’s terms and soon finds herself traveling to Mars, where she meets Jav, the huge muscular alien who will become her husband. She soon realizes he’s not like other Martians—he’s a genetically enhanced warrior, and he cannot help his feral need to claim her over and over again. He seems to harbor a growing affection for her, yet she can’t help but worry—what will he do if he learns of her past?

Jav is beyond pleased with the little human called Leah. She’s everything he has ever hoped for in a mate—charming, kind, and passionate in the bedroom. He senses she’s not telling him the truth about her past, though he’s certain she’ll open up to him as they become better acquainted. As the days pass, his desire for her grows stronger and his heart aches with tenderness whenever he thinks of her. But his newfound happiness is shattered when Leah is accused of a terrible crime. Can he help clear her name and keep her safe, or will he be forced to say goodbye to his sweet human bride forever?

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nowhere on earthNOWHERE ON EARTH by Nick Lake

VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note.

Sixteen-year-old Emily is on the run. Between her parents and the trouble she’s recently gotten into at school, she has more than enough reason to get away. But when she finds a little boy named Aidan wandering in the woods, she knows she needs to help him find his way home. But getting home is no easy matter, especially when Emily finds out that Aidan isn’t even from Earth. When their plane crashes into the side of a snowy mountain, it’s up to Emily to ensure Aidan and their pilot, Bob, make it off the mountain alive. Pursued by government forces who want to capture Aidan, the unlikely team of three trek across the freezing landscape, learning more about each other, and about life, than they ever thought possible.

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sunshieldSUNSHIELD: A NOVEL by Emily B Martin

VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…

The desolate canyons of Alcoro—and the people desperate enough to hide there—couldn’t be more different from the opulent glass palace and lush forests of Moquoia. But the harsh desert and gleaming court are linked through their past, present, and future: a history of abductions in the desert to power Moquoia’s quarries and factories, and a bleak, inhumane future built on the sweat and sacrifice of these bond laborers.

But events unfolding in the present could change everything. In the desert, outlaw Lark—known to most as the Sunshield Bandit—has built a name for herself attacking slavers’ wagons and freeing the captives inside. But while she shakes the foundation of Moquoia’s stratified society, she also has to fight to protect her rescuees—and herself—from the unforgiving world around them. In the Moquoian court, young ambassador Veran hopes to finally make his mark by dismantling the unjust labor system, if he can navigate the strict hierarchy and inexplicable hostility of the prince. And caught in the middle of it all, Tamsin is trapped within four walls, the epicenter of a secret political coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy and perpetuate the age-old system of injustice. Separated by seas of trees and sand, the outlaw, the diplomat, and the prisoner are more connected than anyone realizes. Their personal fates might just tip the balance of power in the Eastern World—if that very power doesn’t destroy them first.

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ecstasy from the deepECSTASY FROM THE DEEP: VENORA MATES BOOK 1 by Octavia Kore

The seemingly endless war with the Grutex has caused many inconveniences for Amanda, but none of those have been as bad as losing the funding for the project she is working on that is supposed to help save humanity. When she foolishly risks her life to continue her research, Amanda is thrown into the path of an alien, the likes of which she has never seen who claims she is his mate. The problem is, he isn’t the only one making that claim.

As an ambassador for his people, Oshen is used to handling delicate situations, but he has never been in one quite so delicate as this. Instead of enlightening Earth’s government about the existence of Galactic Law and their right to seek aid, he finds himself face to face with the one being he’s waited his whole life to find; his mate. But the little human is in trouble and he needs to convince her to leave Earth or he risks losing the most important thing he has ever had.

Damned. Cursed. Gulzar has been called many things over the course of his life. Many in his tribe refuse to even look at him and who could blame them? The only light in his life has been his little goddess, the only being in the entire world who looks at him without judgment. When he gets a vision of her in distress, Gulzar knows he will do anything he can for the female he loves.

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mars heirTHE MARS HEIR (TRIPPING ON MARS BOOK 3) by Jodi Bowersox

Misconceptions, revelations, intrigue, ghosts, and love all entwine under the Mars domes. Leonardo Montoya never wanted what his grandfather left him–his resort on Mars–but now he has to accept his new role as CEO of Out of This World Inc. or inherit nothing. Francesca McKenna had never wanted to do anything other than cyber security, and to be the head of the department on Mars was a dream come true.Leo is determined to find the best people to protect the Mars Domes death trap from terrorist attacks, and that young McKenna couldn’t possibly know what she’s doing. And no, he has no intention of letting those blue eyes distract him. Too much is at stake. Frankie is determined to prove that she is the best person to keep the domes safe. If only she hadn’t insulted the new heir before they’d even been introduced. Now, keeping her job is going to take some finesse. And maybe a touch of deception.

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close enoughCLOSE ENOUGH (STAND ALONE TALES 2) by Viola Grace

Offered up by her government, Cyreen is given over to an ancient hero to placate him into cooperation. No pressure. 
When the Hero of Morcud was betrayed and put in stasis, he demanded that if they were to ever wake him, he needed the woman that they had denied him.
Five hundred years later, his help is needed and Cyreen is one of three women with the DNA profile that he demanded. As he is still in his stasis tube, she got a good look at all parts exposed by the clear housing. When he sat up and returned her frank gaze, she is taken aback. The two delicate and lovely creatures that also matched his requirements were huddled together and weeping at the thought of the hybrid general touching them. Cyreen was intrigued. General Xan looks at his options and makes his decision. Cyreen is his, and there is no end date to the contract. Oh, the things she is willing to do to save her world. She had better make a very long list before he puts some trousers on.

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haven 6HAVEN 6: A POST APOCALYPTIC HAREM by Misty Vixen

Winter is dying and spring is bringing the land back to life. In the weeks that followed the successful campaign to eliminate the stalker menace, David and the ladies have returned to Haven. It’s been a peaceful four weeks, a return to as close to ‘normal’ as you can get in a post-apocalyptic world where undead monsters roam the landscape and humans live alongside a half-dozen different species of inhumans.
But a new threat has been brewing the whole time, looming on the horizon like dark clouds before a brutal storm: the vipers. The water-bound monsters have been boiling up out of the lake not far from Haven all winter, more than there should be, attacking places where normally they wouldn’t be found. And it’s only getting worse.
Lara, the badass military babe from Lima Company, shows up with another proposition: her group wants to pair with the warriors of Haven once again to deal with the growing threat of the vipers. David immediately agrees, and they set to work on figuring out how to handle this situation. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be as straightforward as last time. They’re going to need the help of an expert, and the only expert they can find is Azure, one of the inhumans known as the squids, who live in the lake and keep to themselves. And just like last time, it’s going to take everything to get through this alive.

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chosen by the riexian princeCHOSEN BY THE RIEXIAN PRINCE (THEIR ALIEN MASTERS BOOK 2) by Alyx X

Nora was chosen by the king of an alien planet to be the next Queen. Problem is? His son saw her first. Nora grew up in the deserts of Earth scavenging for food and hiding from the burning sun. When the opportunity to get off this rock and start a new life on a foreign planet came, she grabbed it. She didn’t expect to be the object of affection to an Alien King with nose hair. She also didn’t expect to be escorted to the planet Ariex by her new master’s son, Kyel. The gorgeous Riexian Prince seemed to hate her, but one night in a pool may be changing her mind. Turns out these Riexian’s are double the trouble. Kyel most of all. Nora hasn’t even arrived at Ariex and she may already be starting a revolution against the Nose-Hair King.

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rygaels rewardRYGAEL’S REWARD (KETAURRIAN WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Rayna Tyler

The war on Ketaurrios took so much from the people Harper cared about, but nowhere near what it stole from the orphans under her care, or from Rygael, the cave-dwelling male who risked his life to save one of her children from slavers. He might think his beautiful white scales make him different, less than worthy of being around other people, but Harper is not about to let it stop her from putting an end to his solitary existence.
Rygael knows what it’s like to face ridicule and rejection. Even before the war, there were those of his kind unwilling to accept his differences. Harper is the most compassionate female he has ever met and the first to see past the color of his scales. She might not possess any fighting abilities, but she is fierce and has the determination of a warrior. Not to mention the most alluring green eyes, a scent that makes his tail twitch, and can only belong to his mate. She is the future he’s always dreamed of, but can never hope to attain.

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buying his omegaBUYING HIS OMEGA (GALACTIC ALPHAS) by Juno Wells

Alpha Ryder isn’t looking for an Omega, but when he sees Daisy being auctioned to the highest bidder, he can’t resist bidding on her. Before he knows it, he’s spent a year’s earnings to buy the Omega. He offers her the choice of returning home, but she needs to mate desperately. Barely managing to resist claiming her, he’s shocked when she pulls him into a desperate rescue attempt to save her fellow Omega, who was also sold. Pursuing the buyers, Ryder sees the promise and possibility of a future with his Omega, but does Daisy even want such a thing, or will she choose her cloistered life at the Omega convent over being claimed by an Alpha?

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rarityRARITY (XYTYL WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Nara Noelle

On planet XT2, the strongest young Xytyl men must become warriors. After intense training, they’re assigned an intergalactic mission. For Kilan, an orphaned royal, Halo, a once aspiring musician, and Iruda, a half-human who’s always dreamed of visiting Earth, there’s nothing more important than completing their last task: to bring a “rare” human back to XT2. Enter Reign, a woman on the run. Never in a million years did she expect her curvy figure and skin condition to take her to new places—especially not in a different galaxy! When the three tall, ripped alien men with violet eyes and glow-in-the-dark skin hold her captive, she’s determined to figure them out. Kilan, Halo and Iruda know they’re supposed to lock her up and keep their distance. Yet they can’t stop themselves from being drawn to her. Lusting after her. Wanting to protect her.

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four weddings and an alienFOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ALIEN (ALIENN ARKANSAS BOOK  5) by Fiona Roarke

Exiled society princess Francine Hayward Duvall has learned to stand on her own two feet in the Alpha colony hiding in plain sight in Alienn, Arkansas. It helps that the residents don’t give a hoot about who she used to be, only who she is. She’s a hard-working supermarket clerk who takes pride in earning her way. There’s really only one thing missing from her new life.
Ichor-Delta bounty hunter Luther Raphael Boudreaux left his family and all the royal trappings behind long ago and is fully aware that there’s no place for a woman in the nomadic lifestyle of his chosen career. He never expected his heart to be captured by a certain sweet redhead with nothing more than a look.
When Raphael offers to help Francine attend her sister’s wedding on Ichor-Delta, by posing as her fiancé, she jumps at the chance. In return, she’ll give the charming bounty hunter the cover he needs to help a friend in trouble. And if she can indulge in a little romance—or more—so much the better.
Francine might think he’s doing her a favor, but as far as Raphael is concerned, she is the one for him. He’ll go to any lengths to convince her that their adventure doesn’t have to end.It’s only the beginning.

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alien soldiers prisonerALIEN SOLDIER’S PRISONER (CONQUERED MATES BOOK 7) by Athena Storm and Tara Starr

It’s the end of my world as I know it. But with Redak…I feel fine. In fact, I feel more than fine. This isn’t how it’s supposed to be. He’s the alien. His people invaded and conquered my planet. They caused my world to burn in fire. I should hate him. But instead I love him. I’m not stupid. I know he’s a killer. I know that I also most likely fear him. After all, this alien warrior tracked me. He followed me. Hunted me. He made me into prey. But invaders can also be liberators. Conquerors can be saviors. Villains can find themselves cast as heroes. Is this what my Kraaj warrior is? A hero in villain’s clothing? Appearing to be a brutal and bloodthirsty warrior. But actually the only person who will keep me safe? It’s sick and twisted. But it’s true. Sometimes the path to the greatest good is windy.
As well as dark and filled with evil.

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enter oblivionENTER OBLIVION: AN EPIC STEAMPUNK FANTASY (CHRONICLES OF CAIN BOOK 2) by John Corwin

Breaking a bargain with a god is impossible, or so they say. Which means Hannah is Cthulhu’s forever. But she still hasn’t learned to use her powers at will and old Tentacle Face isn’t happy about it. His minions drop Hannah at Cain’s doorstep with orders—make her useful in a month, or she dies. Cain isn’t sure what’s worse—damning her to an eternity serving Cthulhu, or letting her die. No matter what he does, he’ll lose her.
But a wizard and a dwarf have a proposition: Trade Cthulhu something of greater power than a demigoddess. It just so happens they know exactly where to find such a thing—on a dead world the gods abandoned eons ago. The world of Oblivion was created before Gaia. A war between the gods destroyed most life and left it a desolate, dangerous wasteland. Hidden somewhere on that world is the lost armory of Hephaestus. It is said to contain super weapons created by the blacksmith of the gods. If Cain can locate it and procure such a weapon, Cthulhu might be willing to make a trade.
There are others also looking for the armory. Among them are the mechanists, a faction that despises magic and wants to destroy the gods with their own super weapons. Their clockwork devices are unlike anything Cain has faced before, and they’re the least of his worries.
But Hannah saved Cain by trading her freedom for his life, and he’ll enter Oblivion itself if it means saving her.

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eating starsEATING STARS by Angel Martinez

VS Note: A re-release with added content.

The escape pods fall to Earth one by one over the course of weeks, a mysterious and diverse alien diaspora, each pod containing a different alien race and leaving the world’s governments scrambling to deal with this unexpected immigration. Serge Kosygin, still grieving and isolated after his husband’s death, watches events with gray disinterest until one day he witnesses a pod crash for himself while driving home. Two of the alien visitors have died, but one survives, badly injured, and Serge is determined that if this alien is also going to die, it won’t be under the harsh lights of a government facility.

Devastated by the loss of his life mates in their desperate effort to reach safety, the knowledge that Een is the last Aalana in this sector of the galaxy only compounds his sorrow. He wakes in an alien dwelling under the care of one of the native dominant builder species, a being who appears to share nothing with Een besides a bipedal structure. Slowly, with the help of his patient and kind host, he discovers they are more similar than he imagined as they share harmonies and his host assists him with language acquisition.
Their tentative first contact soon evolves into a deepening friendship, a balm for two grief-weary souls. They’ll need each other and their growing bond for the troubles lurking just ahead.

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restaurateurRESTAURATEUR IN THE ALLIANCE EMPIRE (RENASCENCE ALLIANCE BOOK 6) by Alma Nilsson

Jade has just opened the first human restaurant in the illustrious Alliance Empire. Everything in her new life is falling into place, everything except her love life. Unfortunately, Jade’s true love is a slave and according to Imperial Law, they can never marry. However, Jade is not one to give up easily and she decides that she will do anything to have her man, even if that means invoking an ancient loophole law that allows her to marry a slave if she marries two other men as well. Can she convince three men of different Alliance classes to marry her? Is she strong enough to balance the demands of all her husbands? The Alliance Series is set in a fictional future where humans are small-time players in the big-time galaxy. There are no heroes or women being rescued; instead, readers are led through an intricate maze of alien courting customs, duplicitous strict religious codes, vicious culture shock, and uncomfortable compromises.

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zelupZELUP (THE VARTIKIAN KING CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by Liza Probz

Dawn – Who would have thought it? A one-night stand should have only been one night.
Then the hot guy shows up on my doorstep with a business proposal that stinks more than a Vanfian female in heat. He’s hiding something. I just didn’t expect it to be an upcoming apocalypse. I have no choice but to go all in, but the plan is to keep my heart protected from him. Yeah right. My hormones are leading the way, and this guy isn’t going to let me slip from his grasp that easily.
Zelup – Life is just never easy, is it? My older brother shacks up with the daughter of a goddess, and all of a sudden, our planet is pushed into an apocalypse. And I’m forced to hunt down a mythical Guardian to aid us in the fight against the demon host that’s squared off to us. What I don’t expect in my travels is to fall for a feisty scientist. She sees through my crap and is hotter than Hades. But I can’t afford to be distracted. And yet, that’s exactly what I am. This Guardian can suck it. I’m more interested in convincing Dawn I’m her man, her protector. Until the Crowned Prince of Hell gets her. His threat?
To erase me from her memory forever.

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tempting the dreagon kingTEMPTING THE DRAGON KING (DRAGON LORDS BOOK 1) by Kiersten Fay

On his way to reestablish an old alliance, Tristan Okora, king of the dragon shifters, discovers a beautiful human female aboard an enemy vessel. He offers his protection until she can be safely returned to Earth. But the more time he spends with Juniper Jacobs, the faster he falls for the little mortal. Meanwhile, amidst the trouble brewing in his kingdom—a terrible rumor that threatens his crown—Tristan must make a difficult decision; accept an arranged marriage with a neighboring princess, or risk everything for the beguiling human.

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sapphire shadowTHE SAPPHIRE SHADOW by James Wake

Nadia was born the heiress to a corporate empire, destined for a life of wealth and privilege in what used to be America. But she never had any interest in running things; happy to spend her days shoplifting, street racing, and doing whatever drugs she could get her hands on. Until the day her father was euthanized, anyway. Running away wasn’t good enough. Hiding would only delay the inevitable. A career in theft and burglary sounded much more appealing, not to mention how the very thought would positively enrage her mother. With the help of her old classmate Tess, a reclusive genius who designed and built her own right arm, Nadia embarks on a life of high-tech heists. Not to steal jewels or gold, but instead the real wealth of her digital era—information. Secrets. Evidence.
After all, what better way could there be to destroy her family’s empire?
The Sapphire Shadow is a science-fiction cyberpunk novel of the near future, set in an America fractured into rival nation-states ravaged by climate change. In a city owned and run by an all-powerful corporation, an unlikely heroine sets out on a spiteful quest of revenge, ready to die if it means destroying everything her family has built. But an even unlikelier romance could show her that there still is some hope, even in a broken world.

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claimed by the alien barbarianCLAIMED BY THE ALIEN BARBARIAN (WARRIOR CLANS OF MAEKON) by Jude Gray

Two aliens want me. As a curvy girl who’s not used to being the center of attention, you’d think I’d be flattered.  But you’d be wrong. The problem is, I don’t have a choice in who I end up with.  One of the males is bold and brash while the other is quiet and fierce. Both are huge, strong, and don’t seem to understand the word no. And one of them has me wanting to say yes. Will standing up for what I believe cause me to lose everything I’ve ever wanted, or does love truly conquer all?

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skin deep attractionSKIN-DEEP ATTRACTION by Harper Jewel

Can a Plumarian reach deep inside himself to find a way to make the first move toward peace with the hostile Jadelings? Nayix Lexion, Prince of Plumaria, finds himself dragged back to reality by his father and little sister after enduring an unexpected heartbreak and wallowing in isolation. At the prospect of a possible rescue and saving Plumaria’s failing environment, he reluctantly agrees to journey to Earth. When several snafus get in his way, together with having his conscience tugged in two different directions, will he find the strength needed to survive? Will a Jadeling find a way to steer through the long-standing hatred for the Plumarians infused in him by his father? Veldroi Ruvax, son of the Jadeling Elite Leader, gets thrown into his first mission to Earth. Doing his best to overcome his lack of education and training, he’s unprepared for the glitches hurled at him from all sides. Faced with memory loss and haunting images, he can’t determine whether truth or fiction, will he be able to escape the foreboding dread he might at any moment become something evil? Or can he believe the words of his beguiling rescuer?
Can a Plumarian and a Jadeling find a way past their differences and see what lies beneath their “skins?” Will they be able to work together to bring a murderer to justice and establish peace between their races while navigating their way through their skin-deep attraction?

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rewindREWIND (A TIME CAPTIVE BOOK 2) by Heather Long

VS note: A re-edited re-release.

Valda is trapped, but far from alone. Andreas, Hatch, Oz, and Dirk are all fighting to stay at her side as they work their way through a puzzling prison. The greater struggle for Valda is rebuilding the trust between the five of them. 
 She doesn’t have their memories, but her guys have proved they’ll start over again as many times as needed. When Oz discovers they are on the clock, the pressure ramps. It will take every one of them working together to solve the riddling path to freedom. As they pull apart their lives to help her rebuild hers, Valda and her men will be tested. 
 If they succeed, no one can really tell her what waits on the other side. They’ll sacrifice everything to save her. Can she do any less?

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how not to date tentacle monsterHOW NOT TO DATE A TENTACLE MONSTER (HOW NOT TO 10) by Stephanie Burke

No stranger to bodies that don’t fit the societal norm as an intersex person himself, Helios has no reason to fear bodies that are different. But now he has to come to grips with the fact that yes, there are aliens on planet Earth; yes, he is falling in love with one; and yes, his virgin alien boyfriend wants to trust him with all of his secrets.
After his disastrous past on Earth, Peter is frightened to reveal his true nature to his perfect boyfriend. But how can they have a relationship if there are secrets being kept? Peter is ready to give it all to Helios, but first he has to be brave enough to reveal the truth of what’s in his heart as well as what’s in his pants. In the end, he hopes that his Helios is strong enough to understand that even Tentacle Monsters need love too.

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fiery crownTHE FIERY CROWN (FORGOTTEN EMPIRES BOOK 2) by Jeffe Kennedy

VS note:  Jeffe is an autobuy for me. Can’t wait to read this one!

WILL THEIR LOVE STAND THE TEST OF TIME – Queen Euthalia has reigned over her island kingdom of Calanthe with determination, grace, and her magical, undying orchid ring. After she defied an empire to wed Conrí, the former Crown Prince of Oriel—a man of disgraced origins with vengeance in his heart—Lia expected the wizard’s prophecy to come true: Claim the hand that wears the ring and the empire falls. But Lia’s dangerous bid to save her realm doesn’t lead to immediate victory. Instead, destiny hurls her and Conrí towards a future neither could predict…
OR TEAR THEIR WHOLE WORLD APART? – Con has never healed after the death of his family and destruction of his kingdom—he’s been carefully plotting his revenge against his greatest enemy, Emperor Anure, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. When Lia’s spies gather intelligence suggesting that Anure is planning an attack against Calanthe, Con faces an agonizing choice: Can he sacrifice Lia and all she holds dear to destroy the empire? Or does his true loyalty exist in the arms of his beguiling, passionate wife—’til death do they part?

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night of the billionaire wolfNIGHT OF THE BILLIONAIRE WOLF by Terry Spear

It’s not easy being a billionaire, a wolf shifter, and a woman…Lexi Summerfield built her business from the ground up. But with great wealth comes great responsibility, and some drawbacks Lexi could not have anticipated. Lexi never knows who she can trust… Even on vacation, Lexi has a hard time trying to relax. And for good reason—the paparazzi are dogging her, and so is someone else with evil intent.  Then Lexi meets bodyguard and gray wolf shifter Ryder Gallagher, who’s also vacationing at Redwood National Park. When the two run into each other on the hiking trails, and then serendipitously rescue two bear cubs, Lexi feels safe for the first time in she can’t remember when. But secrets have a way of surfacing… With the danger around Lexi escalating, Ryder will do whatever it takes to stay by her side.

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shadow heartSHADOW HEART (SHADE ASSASSIN BOOK 3) by Gaja J Kos

As if unearthing the truth about her heritage isn’t a damn struggle on its own, Crina finds herself walking a precarious path as the Shadow World continues to sink into turmoil. If there’s one thing this particular demon hates, it’s godsdamned vulnerability.
Unfortunately, with Reiner still out to get her, her own powers spiraling out of control, and a face-to-face with all demon lords an inevitable part of her future, she’ll have no choice but to trust someone. But placing her faith in others doesn’t come easy to someone like Crina. Especially when she learns that her mere existence is enough to send those closest to her to their doom.

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muse of the witchMUSE OF THE WITCH (WITCHES OF KEATING HOLLOW BOOK 9) by Deanna Chase

Wanda Danvers is always the life of the party. She sets her own terms and answers to no one. Her love life is no exception even if she is dating the talented and handsome Cameron Copeland. But before things can really take off, her teenaged step-sister shows up on her doorstep, needing a place to stay. Now with a teenager to care for, dating is complicated and so is Cameron. Suddenly he’s asking for a commitment… something Wanda has vowed never to give.

Cameron Copeland knows what he wants. And what he wants is Wanda Danvers. He’s ready to settle down, but how can he convince the commitment-phobic woman of his dreams he means business when he’s always traveling out of town for work? Add in a troubled teenager to the mix and Cameron has some serious work to do. But just as he’s ready to show Wanda he’s worth the risk, his ex shows up in town, throwing a wrench in his plans and now he’s at risk of losing the only person he’s ever wanted.

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for whom the smell tollsFOR WHOM THE SMELL TOLLS: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (A NORA BLACK MIDLIFE PSYCHIC MYSTERY BOOK 2) by Renee George

My name is Nora Black. I’m over fifty and enjoying my life to the fullest. That is, when I’m not worried about graying hair, low back pain, sagging skin, and a psychic gift that sometimes stinks.
After solving a murder with the help of my new scent-induced psychic ability, I’m thrilled to report that everything is finally getting back to normal. Better than normal, actually. My BFFs works with me at my Scents & Scentsability shop, I’m dating a young, hot detective, and the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend promises to bring in lots of happy-to-spend-money tourists to Garden Cove. There’s not a thing in this world that could spoil my great mood… Nothing except a suspicious death. When police officer Reese McKay asks me to use my aroma-mojo to look into the “accidental drowning” of her black-sheep cousin, I can’t turn her away. Especially now that she’s become a friend. There are only two problems–allergies have clogged my sinuses and have affected my ability to smell, and my ex, the chief of police, is less than thrilled that I’m sticking my nose into another investigation.
With help from my besties Gilly and Pippa, along with an unofficial assist from Detective Hot Stuff, I’m determined to crack the case of the drowned girl and sniff out the killer before he or she can strike again.

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fury of the godsFURY OF THE GODS (AERIOS BROTHERS BOOK 3) by Amy Braun

VS Note: I enjoyed the snippets she shared from this book on our weekly excerpt hop.

Fate brings consequence. Separated from his brother by curses and lies, Derek Areios is forced into hiding. With rogue goddesses on his side, he begins his search for the Mind of Cronus. But his plans come to a screeching halt when the Olympians send nightmarish warriors to hunt him. Creatures even the gods themselves fear.
Liam Areios, lost without his brother and trapped in service for the Olympians, continues the hunt for the Mind of Cronus. The remaining gods refuse to trust him—or any human—and Liam begins to see just how mad power has made them. Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves.

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mystic hallows harem day of the deadDAY OF THE DEAD (MYSTIC HALLOWS HAREM BOOK 5) by Nikki Landis

VS Note: This is an ‘episode’ in an ongoing slow burn series.

My Cosan is broken …One of my guys has been taken and I’ll do whatever it takes to bring him back. No one messes with my family. Torn between my duty and my heart, I have to make a choice that could destroy the council and everything my ancestors fought so hard to build. The Salem Witch Trials began our fight for independence, but the true test of honor and skill has just begun. There’s only one tiny problem. I’ve been magically restricted by the council. I’m forbidden to leave Mystic Hallows.
The ancestors reveal a shocking twist that changes everything. Forced to return to the fade, I have to confront the recent past and the bitter taint on my soul.
Worse, I have to save the person I love most in this world while fighting off the demon Beelzebub and his group of damned witches. And to do so, I’ll have to walk among the dead.

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warped lineWARPED LINE (CATACLYSM BOOK 2) by Ann Gimpel

I chose stasis—a long sleep—for me and two of mine. Hard to time these things, but we woke in the eye of a cyclone. When I went to sleep—to avoid being drained of magic and blood by dark Sorcerers—Vampires weren’t exactly on the endangered species list, but not many of us are left. No one ever accepted us. Not mortals and not others with power, either. At least one of those dams has developed a few cracks. Supernaturals aren’t quite welcoming, but they’ll take help from any quarter.
Mortals have declared war on magic, and they won’t rest until we’re all sitting in iron-clad prisons. What a bunch of cowards. If they weren’t hiding behind false humanitarian walls, they’d be honest about their intentions and kill us outright if they could.
The world turned into an alien place while I slept. Not much point returning to my clan house in Italy. It’s probably long since disbanded. Besides, fate tossed me squarely in Ariana’s path. She’s like me, a Vampire, but I hunger for her in a very un-Vampirelike way. She’s done her damnedest to chase me away, but I’m tough to dissuade. She doesn’t know it, but I won’t back off until she’s mine. No matter what it takes.

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emergeEMERGE (THE BLOOMING COURTS BOOK 4) by  Kendra Moreno and Peggy Woods

Hanasaki ravages the Blooming Courts of Tuatha. . .The louloudi are meant to flourish for a thousand years before they return to the Earth. Death has been a distant foe for so long, no one spares it any thought. Until now. As sickness sweeps through the kingdom, with the cure always just out of reach, the courts have never been filled with so many blossoms. Even in death, they breathe life.
Ila’s season comes to a screeching halt when every Shadow she’s ever feared comes to light. Blessings have fallen into her lap, but Ila is starting to feel like she’s cursed. Ila must find her way through the darkness or learn to live with it. She never realized how much pain lived in her world. She certainly never realized that it would be a constant companion on her travels. Tuatha is on the brink of war and the Blooming Courts are at risk of falling to the Orchidasi Queen. Ila is determined to bring peace to the realm, but she never knew the costs. When the storm rages, Ila must rage in return. After all, the courts aren’t the only things that must bloom.

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archer at dawnTHE ARCHER AT DAWN (TIGER AT MIDNIGHT BOOK 2) by Swadi Teerdhala

A stolen throne. A lost princess. A rescue mission to take back what’s theirs. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebels, the upcoming Sun Mela provides the perfect guise for infiltrating King Vardaan’s vicious court. Kunal returns to his role as dedicated soldier, while Esha uses her new role as adviser to Prince Harun to seek allies for their rebel cause. A radical plan is underfoot to rescue Jansa’s long-lost Princess Reha—the key to the throne.   But amidst the Mela games and glittering festivities, much more dangerous forces lie in wait. With the rebel’s entry into Vardaan’s court, a match has been lit, and long-held secrets will force Kunal and Esha to reconsider their loyalties—to their countries and to each other. Getting into the palace was the easy task; coming out together will be a battle for their lives. In book two of Swati Teerdhala’s epic fantasy trilogy, a kingdom will fall, a new ruler will rise, and all will burn.

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engineerTHE ENGINEER (MAGIC AND STEAM BOOK 1) by C S Poe

VS Note:  The author’s note: Based on the short story, “Gunner the Deadly.” Entirely revised, newly expanded, and Book One in the exciting new steampunk series, Magic & Steam.

1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton is a magic caster with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam. He’s sent to Shallow Grave, Arizona, to arrest a madman engineer known as Tinkerer, who’s responsible for blowing up half of Baltimore. Gillian has handled some of the worst criminals in the Bureau’s history, so this assignment shouldn’t be a problem. But even he’s taken aback by a run-in with the country’s most infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly.

Gunner is also stalking Shallow Grave in search of Tinkerer, who will stop at nothing to take control of the town’s silver mines. Neither Gillian nor Gunner are willing to let Tinkerer hurt more innocent people, so they agree to a very temporary partnership.
If facing illegal magic, Gatling gun contraptions, and a wild engineer in America’s frontier wasn’t enough trouble for a city boy, Gillian must also come to terms with the reality that he’s rather fond of his partner. But even if they live through this adventure, Gillian fears there’s no chance for love between a special agent and outlaw.

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rescuing his shifterRESCUING HIS SHIFTER (SANCTUARY BOOK 14) by Megan Slayer

Love can be found in the places least expected. Seth Reilly went to the animal shelter to comfort the cats during the loud noises on the Fourth of July. He had no idea the lumpy, grumpy black cat named Maui isn’t just a cat. He’s a shifter and he’s hot as hell. Seth hadn’t planned on adopting a cat, but he can’t leave the shifter behind. Jeremy Peters never expected to lose his human side for so long. Then again, he never expected to land in an animal shelter, either. Now he’s got the chance to be free, but he’d rather rub against his sexy human rescuer. When troubles from their past come back to mess with their happy home, can Seth and Jeremy find a future together?

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bones of earthBONES OF EARTH (HEIR TO THE FIRSTBORN BOOK 3) by Elizabeth Schechter

Shattered by betrayal, Aria’s Companions have separated. Aven and Del have retreated to the safety of the Water tribe, leaving Owyn and Treesi behind on land to stand with Aria and help their wounded Heir heal. Despite their best efforts, Aria retreats, rejecting them both.
Owyn knows that he and Treesi can’t do this alone. He starts riding out to the coastal villages surrounding Terraces, sending messages out to the deep, begging Aven to come back, telling him that the Heart can reach the Heir. Then he returns from one such trip to find Aria and Treesi have left Terraces, leaving him behind. Abandoned, Owyn leaves Terraces. Instead of following Aria, he goes north, trying to find a way to contact the Water tribes. Trying to find a way to save everything before it’s too late. To do that, he must face his deepest fear, risk losing his heart, and accept help from the most unlikely of allies.

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devil days in deadwoodDEVIL DAYS IN DEADWOOD (DEADWOOD HUMOROUS MYSTERY BOOK 11) by Ann Charles

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ~William Shakespeare – Violet Parker knows better than to play with devils. They always cheat, especially when lives are at stake. Deadwood’s charming, troublemaking, and soul-sucking devils are no different, and they’re biting at her heels. But the clock is ticking and Violet has no choice—she must risk her life to save her treasured Aunt Zoe. With any luck, she might be able to trick the devils and beat the old terrors at their own game. If not, Deadwood could end up short one Executioner. “Executioners don’t duck, they swing.” ~Violet Parker

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rule rowenna millerRULE (THE UNRAVELED KINGDOM BOOK 3) by Rowenna Miller

In the epic conclusion to the Unraveled Kingdom trilogy, a magical seamstress joins forces with her revolutionary leader brother in a deadly bid to change history.
The civil war that charm caster Sophie and the crown prince, Theodor, have tried so desperately to avert has come to Galitha. While Theodor joins Sophie’s brother and his Reformist comrades in battle hoping to turn the tide against the Royalist army, Sophie leverages the only weapon she has: charm and curse casting. Weaving her magic into uniforms and supplies, she soon discovers that the challenges of a full-scale war are far greater than she could have imagined.
The fractured leadership of the Reformist army must coalesce and the people of Galitha need to unite against enormous odds — all while Sophie creates more than a little magical luck in order to have a chance of victory.

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this coven wont breakTHIS COVEN WON’T BREAK (THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN BOOK 2) by Isabel Sterling

Hannah Walsh just wants to finish high school. It’s her senior year, so she should be focusing on classes, hanging out with her best friend, and flirting with her new girlfriend, Morgan. But it turns out surviving a murderous Witch Hunter doesn’t exactly qualify as a summer vacation, and now the rest of the Hunters seem more intent on destroying her magic than ever.

When Hannah learns the Hunters have gone nationwide, armed with a serum capable of taking out entire covens at once, she’s desperate to help. Now, with witches across the country losing the most important thing they have–their power–Hannah could be their best shot at finally defeating the Hunters. After all, she’s one of the only witches to escape a Hunter with her magic intact.

Or so everyone believes. Because as good as she is at faking it, doing even the smallest bit of magic leaves her in agony. The only person who can bring her comfort, who can make her power flourish, is Morgan. But Morgan’s magic is on the line, too, and if Hannah can’t figure out how to save her–and the rest of the Witches–she’ll lose everything she’s ever known. And as the Hunters get dangerously close to their final target, will all the Witches in Salem be enough to stop an enemy determined to destroy magic for good?

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chaos theoryCHAOS THEORY (THE SANGUINE CROWN BOOK 1) by Susan Harris

VS Note: Cliffhanger

The vampire race is on the brink of extinction, and their fate now rests on the shoulders of an unlikely pair. Ryan Callan might be a badass seventeen-year-old with a mouth as sharp as her sai, but surviving the loss of her parents has come at the cost of isolating herself from everyone—even her best friend, Crown Prince Nickolai. When Nickolai is sent to integrate with the humans, Ryan is tasked with watching over him and ensuring his safety. But when a rogue vampire threatens to reveal the existence of vampires to the world, Ryan and Nickolai must put aside their differences to keep their world a secret.
Now, thousands of human lives are at stake… and so is the entirety of vampire kind.

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zodiac academy 5ZODIAC ACADEMY 5: CURSED FATES (SUPERNATURAL BULLIES AND BEASTS) by Carolyn Peckham and Susanne Valenti

After the devastating events at Zodiac Academy, we have to deal with this darker world we’re faced with. Lionel seeks to hurt us, the Nymphs seek to hurt the entire Fae race, and between all of it, we just have to try and survive each day as it comes. I’m afraid of everything falling apart, but it looks like it already has.

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time capsuleTHE TIME CAPSULE by Connie Lacy

Searching for meaning in her life, Hannah Myers is disoriented when she finds herself thrown back in time to 1918. Why is she here? And how can she possibly be falling in love with a buttoned-up newspaper reporter named David Wagner?
With its quaint trolleys and Model T’s, Atlanta of 1918 is a far cry from the Atlanta she knows in 2019. It’s a dangerous era, with a virulent flu epidemic killing millions while American doughboys are shipped off to fight in the waning days of the First World War. As if that’s not bad enough, the Ku Klux Klan is roaring back to life while a corrupt politician threatens anyone who crosses him, especially a certain reporter.
Realizing how great the threat is to the man she loves, Hannah is desperate to protect him. But is it possible to tamper with history? Could there be adverse repercussions?

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dragon dads mateDRAGON DAD’S MATE (DRAGON DAD’S LOVE CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Amelia Wilson

Caring for others has always been Nora’s priority. Whether it is a student, a struggling family, or a single parent, Nora puts their best interest above her own. Even when she receives letters threatening her life, she tries to figure out how to help the person responsible rather than herself.
Cain runs his business and his life with strict rules and strict routines. It helps him live successfully, and it helps his son, Ashton, as he matures into a dragon. However, one phone call and several dinners later, Nora is Cain’s mate, and everything is disrupted.
Nora and Cain must set aside their independence to communicate and trust each other. They have to work together to discover who the writer of the letters is and save the family they’ve become. Cain and Nora will stop at nothing to secure what they’ve built.

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supernatural outlawSUPERNATURAL OUTLAW (SUPERNATURAL CAPTIVITY SERIES BOOK 2) by Avery Song and Veronica Agnus

It seems my destiny is to break out of one prison, only to jump right into another. Then again, who would have thought Dubai would have a luxurious jail for supernaturals?
For me, former human Cassandra Thorn, it’s been a difficult few months. After being kidnapped and tossed into the psychic prison for supernaturals, I learned the truth of my birth and the reality of my identity, which, it turns out, is the furthest thing from human.
Now my powers have been unleashed, but before I can explore them, I have to complete a dangerous rescue mission. Because being a supernatural outlaw sometimes means hopping right into another prison to find the answers — and people — you seek.

I won’t be alone this time, though. My four lovers are at my side, because they know that the best way to keep me safe is to work right alongside me as I unleash my diabolical plans. Besides, what better way is there to bond than by sharing a massive jail cell with a four-poster bed, pixie room service, and free time to do whatever the hell we want? This seems like a prison I could get used to, but duty calls. The answers we need lie in the depths of the hidden city of paradise, and this time, we may struggle to find our way out.
Time to slap on the handcuffs and hope that playful Tristan, deadly Otis, seductive Adonis, and powerful Dominick can get us out before we’re really sentenced to life imprisonment.

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wicked gameWICKED GAME (FEATHERS AND FATE BOOK 2) by Sadie Moss

I really thought we had it. We were so freaking close. But you know what they say about counting your demonic portals before they’re closed. Now we’ve got dozens of the stupid things to deal with, and my angelic superiors don’t seem all that concerned about the literal hell that’s about to be unleashed on Earth. The things I’ve done with the sins, though? Uh, yeah, I have a feeling my superiors would be very concerned about that.
There’s still time to fix this. I just need to keep my head on straight, focus on the job, and not let myself get any more attached to these men than I already am. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Especially since I’m starting to think they might have feelings for me too. Well, maybe not Pride. I’m pretty sure he hates me.

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disenchantedDISENCHANTED by Kara Pleasants

As a renowned wizard, Fitzwilliam Darcy thinks he is familiar with most of the spells, enchantments, and magic practised in the wizarding world. When he reluctantly joins his friend Bingley in Meryton, a small town not known for its magic, he is startled to stumble upon the rare gift possessed by Miss Elizabeth Bennet. The daughter of a poor country squire, she possesses a singular talent: she is not only immune to magic, but she can counter enchantments as well. Despite their initial dislike of each other, the two draw closer as the threat from the Thieving Necromancer, a dark wizard stealing people’s magic, grows more dangerous. As Darcy battles nefarious wizards and Elizabeth unravels ever more difficult spells, they uncover dark secrets and break mysterious enchantments. But love may prove the most important magic of all. This Pride & Prejudice magical retelling contains the beloved characters of Jane Austen in situations and scenarios of the authors imagination.

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abduction of guenivereABDUCTION OF GUENIVERE (ONCE AND FUTURE HEATS BOOK 7) by Tracey Cooper-Posey

King Arthur has hewn peace for Britain as promised and Camelot has enjoyed five years of plenty. Gawain, one of Arthur’s greatest warriors and companions, seethes restlessly now war has ended. He brings himself to marry the politically suitable Tegan of Dunoding, who is far removed from the soft, gentle women he prefers, and irritates him more often than not. Tegan’s bitterness toward Gawain is driven by a history he doesn’t remember, and that she cannot forget, which dooms the marriage. When Tegan’s closest friend, Queen Guenivere, goes missing, sending Camelot into chaos, Arthur tasks Gawain and Lancelot with finding the Queen. Gawain shocks Tegan by seeking her unique talents to help with the quest. The two must find a way to work together, for the good of Camelot and Britain.

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abducted by the alphaABDUCTED BY THE ALPHA (TERRITORY BOOK 7) by Susan Bliler

Gray Kincaid, one of the most dangerous wolf-shifters in the world, is finally home. After years spent in the wilds of British Columbia with his four brothers, Gray is looking forward to reclaiming his life as a human. But during his absence, someone has been dipping their hands into his wealth. No, not dipping. Someone’s been outright stealing from him, Gray Kincaid! The sheer audacity has him on a hunt that leads to a small female who, not surprisingly, works for his company. Regardless of how innocent she looks, or claims to be, Gray will have his money back, or he’ll keep the woman in return.

Finally, taking a long-awaited vacation, Sien McMichaels is terrified when she’s abducted by the driver sent to take her to the airport. After a failed escape attempt, she’s dragged to a massive manor and kept in a dungeon, a prisoner of the driver who claims to be Gray Kincaid. The Gray Kincaid of Kincaid Enterprises, the owner of the company where she works. He’s got the wrong woman though because Sien is a simple girl with a simple life. She wouldn’t dream of taking anything that isn’t hers and doesn’t understand when all the signs of theft point to her. She’s determined to prove her innocence to her infuriating captor even though Gray is equally committed to punishing her for crimes she didn’t commit.

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play for timePLAY FOR TIME (A WITCH IN TIME BOOK 6) by Stephanie Damore

I’m Vee Harper, and I’m the job. Or rather I used to be until I started dating fellow time-traveling witch, Detective Michael Cooper. Now he’s got my head scrambled, and my heart filled with feelings—ew. You know what I need? A good cold-case to solve. Luckily one falls in my lap, or make that passes out at my feet. Four crimes, two deaths, and only one thing in common, the zip code. Are supernaturals being cursed, or is it something worse? You know the drill. 1960 is my time, to solve this heinous crime. You coming?

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once upon a summer nightONCE UPON A SUMMER NIGHT (MISTS OF FATE BOOK 3) by Nancy Scanlon

Colin O’Rourke is expanding Celtic Connections, his matchmaking business, to the UK and Ireland. However, its success is threatened before it opens its doors when a prominent UK gossip columnist publishes a slanderous article column about his company. The columnist agrees to retract her article…if he can successfully match her stubbornly-single niece.

Eleanor Carberry is content with her life as a London bookshop owner. She has everything she needs―books, tea, and an aunt who is more like a mother. When her aunt asks Ellie to be the company’s first client, to determine if the company can match everyday people and not just London’s wealthiest, Ellie reluctantly agrees.

When Colin and Ellie meet, their connection is undeniable. And though he’s drawn to her, Colin knows there’s more at stake than his own happiness – as an O’Rourke Protector, he has duties that call him to the past. He knows Ellie could be his future, but her aunt has made it clear that if he doesn’t match Ellie with a specific type of man, she’ll ensure Celtic Connections’s failure. Despite the distance Colin tries to keep, Fate has other plans when Ellie takes an unexpected trip back in time…once upon a summer night.

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when heroes fallWHEN HEROES FALL: CHAMPION OF THE GODS BOOK 5 by Andrew Q Gordon

VS Note: A re-release…

It took the Seven to create the world, each to rule Their own, until Neldin sought to rule it all. The Six defeated Neldin three millennia ago, but time has no meaning to a god. Before the dust settled from the first conflict, both sides set in motion plans for the next one. As Champion of the Six, Farrell, with Kel’s help, gathers those loyal to the Six to meet Meglar and his army. But Neldin plotted as well, and like the Six, His plans all lead to the final confrontation between Champions.
Kel teaches Farrell that weapons and power will not be enough—victory requires something from within each Champion. But Neldin also knows this and unleashes a final surprise at a critical moment that claims some of those Farrell loves most. With the fate of Nendor riding on his actions, Farrell must ignore the pain and find the will to win. If not, his world and everyone he loves will fall to Meglar’s darkness.

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sympathetic magicSYMPATHETIC MAGIC (FAMILIAR KITTEN MYSTERIES BOOK 3) by Sara Bourgeois

When someone close to Kinsley is cursed, she turns to a Voodoo Priestess to help her break the awful spell. This seems to be the right solution… until the Priestess turns up dead. A detective from New Orleans arrives in Coventry, determined to prove that Kinsley had something to do with the murder. Worse yet, the Priestess’s husband, and fellow Voodoo Priest, rolls into town the next day, but he’s not looking for justice. His eye is on revenge. But, is he as innocent as he claims to be? After all, most people know that most of the time, it’s the husband that did the deed…But the suspect list doesn’t end there. A few Coventry residents didn’t like that Kinsley brought a Voodoo Priestess into their town. Did it make them angry enough to kill? Kinsley and friends are a pinprick away from danger while working to solve this case. Can she conjure the truth? Or will Kinsley end up caught in a killer’s bedeviled snare?

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wolf under fireWOLF UNDER FIRE (STAT BOOK 1) by Paige Tyler

For the cases no one else can solve, they send in the Special Threat Assessment Team – Supernatural creatures are no longer keeping their existence secret from humans, causing panic around the globe. To investigate, monitor, and—when necessary—take down dangerous supernatural offenders, an international task force was established: The Special Threat Assessment Team. STAT agent Jestina Ridley is in London with her team investigating a suspicious kidnapping. Over her radio, Jes hears her teammates being savagely attacked. She runs to help, but she’s too late. The only survivor, Jes calls for backup and gets former Navy SEAL and alpha werewolf Jake Huang and his new pack. Convinced that the creature who butchered her teammates was a werewolf, Jes doesn’t trust them. But if they’re going to uncover the facts and make it back home alive, she’ll need Jake’s help. And with everything on the line, Jes will have to accept Jake for who he is, or lose the partner she never expected to find.

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for love of a ghostFOR LOVE OF A GHOST by Jackie North

In present day, all Finn wants is to leave behind the family farm and become a ghost hunter. In 1912, Artie works hard to save enough money to escape the rumors about the kind of man he is, a man who loves other men. He has vowed never to open his heart to another. Finn has taken up residence in a haunted hotel. There, he’s set up his equipment to track down evidence of the hotel’s three resident ghosts. When Finn is thrust back into the year 1912, his only thought is to get home. The problem is, he’s fallen for Artie who, in the future, is one of the hotel’s ghosts. Will Finn get back home? Or will his feelings for Artie cause him to stay in the past, leaving his future behind him?

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magical mayhemMAGICAL MAYHEM: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (WITCHES OF GALES HAVEN BOOK 2) by Lucia Ashta

Marla figured returning to her small hometown would be the start of a simple life—albeit one with magic. She figured wrong. Magic was part of the deal, but the new role assigned to her wasn’t. What does she know about detecting? Nothing at all, a fact made plainly obvious during her first day on the job. What do a foul-mouthed leprechaun and Spanx have in common? Marla is about to find out.

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love will find youLOVE WILL FIND YOU (THE KNIGHTS OF BERWYCK, A QUEST THROUGH TIME BOOK 4) by Sherry Ewing

Sometimes a moment is all we have…Ella Fitzpatrick is a woman with a secret. As she comes and goes from Berwyck Castle, seeking refuge within its gates, she yearns to be reunited with the one for whom she crossed time from the twenty-first century. She has lived another lifetime in the twelfth century waiting for the date of their reunion and it is almost upon her. But how could she have known the man she believes she loves is not the person she needs?
Killian of Clan MacLaren has been infatuated with Ella for many a year but has guarded his heart, knowing her affection lies with another. When Ella must flee Berwyck, Killian vows to escort her to her encounter with destiny. But passion flares between them and there is no doubt the bond they have is far greater than either of them expected. Their time together is running out. Killian has a decision to make that might give him and Ella a future together. If you could change someone’s past, would you seize the moment?

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wicked dealWICKED DEAL (SHADOW GUILD, THE REBEL BOOK 2) by Linsey Hall

I’ve made a deal with the Devil – Finally, I’ve found a place where my weirdness fits in—Guild City, a secret magical place deep in the heart of London. And it’s great… for about 2.5 seconds. Right up until the Council of Guilds discovers I’m a magical misfit with too much magic I can’t control. When they throw me in prison, my only hope is The Devil of Darkvale. A prophecy states that the lethally sexy vampire is my Cursed Mate. Whatever that means. He’s so powerful that he can get the Council off my back, but he’ll only do it if I work for him.
I want to refuse because the attraction between us is undeniable, but I don’t have a choice. I agree on one condition—he trains me to control my magic so the Council won’t toss me in a dark cell to rot. He agrees, but as we work to solve a mystery from his deadly past, it becomes a question of whether or not we’ll even survive.

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black birdBLACK BIRD by Ofelia Grand

After seven years of being on the move, Arlo Barman wants nothing more than a place to call home. But unbeknownst to him, Arlo is a caladrius healer, so staying in one place has never been an option. The compulsion to separate himself from those he’s healed is all-consuming and leaves him little choice but to pack up yet again.
Nash Silver is the only werewolf in his small coastal town. Living undetected in a human world is imperative for his kind, and he and his small circle of friends — a vampire and a psychic — have done so for decades. But Nash’s anonymous existence is jeopardized when a man with an enticing scent moves into town. From the moment Nash lays eyes on the stranger, nothing is more important than being close to him. Not even guarding his secret.
Arlo isn’t interested in a relationship or even a date, his past has taught him nothing good comes from it, but the rather pushy local popping up everywhere he goes has his heart somersaulting. If he’s heart is somersaulting or not doesn’t matter, because when Nash gets injured, Arlo is the only one who can save him. Having used his powers, Arlo has to leave Nash and the cozy town he wanted to make his home, but can Nash survive being separated from his mate?

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demons touchDEMON’S TOUCH (MOUNTAIN MAGIC BOOK 2) by Dakota Brown

The only thing more dangerous than being a mage is other people knowing that you have supernatural abilities. And here I am, untrained, untried, and ripe for the picking.
With the magical black market chasing my untrained powers, I’m running a race I can’t win. The wolves who have added me to their pack are no match for the dark mages hunting me. With no way to learn control over these talents, I’m risking the lives of the men I love just by being in contact with them. When we discover a bewitched knife in our possession, we find it’s the key to a magical prison; who’s occupant might just be the answer to my troubles, if my pack can accept him. Which would be all well and good if my parents would just butt out for five minutes. Trapped between parents, powers, and passion, I’m doing my best to survive, keep my loved ones safe, oh, and I still have to pass exams.

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enchanted bondsENCHANTED BONDS (YET ANOTHER SUPERNATURAL APOCALYPSE BOOK TWO) by Melisse Aires

A coven near Denver is charged with keeping the mayhem from a demon rift under control. Luna Parker is their Warrior Witch, young, strong and capable. She is partnered by a lone vampire, Savaj. He increases her ability to eliminate the demons and keeps her safe. The coven, know for inept spell casting, bungles a spell that unleashes white-hot passion between the two fighters. The couple decides to have secret affair. They knew the affair was forbidden, they didn’t know it could be deadly.

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her vampire temptationHER VAMPIRE TEMPTATION (MIDNIGHT DOMS BOOK 8) by Alexis Alvarez

The redheaded mortal is intoxicating – young, smart, beautiful. I took her to the dungeon and delivered a lesson in pleasure. And a little pain, to make her blood sweeter. Then I wiped her mind and sent her home. Because immortals and mortals don’t mix. But now three young women matching her description are missing, and the vampire I sired is up to no good. He’s hunting my little mortal. I have to keep her close to me. Protect her. While she’s here, she’ll learn to obey and call me Master…and she’ll love every second of it. The only problem? So will I. When this is all over, I won’t want to let her go.

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marek felicity heatonMAREK (GUARDIANS OF HADES ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 4) by Felicity Heaton

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Earth, Marek was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai. Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence.
Haunted by a betrayal that shattered him and set him on a dark path of vengeance, Marek closely guards his heart, as determined to keep it safe as he is to wipe the scourge of vampires from the world. Until a hunt lands him in the presence of a beautiful woman who threatens to steal that heart as she battles his sworn enemy, her graceful moves igniting a passion so fierce and hunger so deep it consumes him.
Caterina’s sole purpose for the last decade has been freeing her brother of the curse of being turned into a vampire. When an alluring dark warrior steps in to help her battle a nest of bloodsuckers, her entire life is tipped off balance. She knows deep in her heart the warrior can help her save her brother, but can she trust a man who is driven to slay every vampire he meets?
When Marek’s enemy emerges from the shadows, and Caterina is pulled down a dark rabbit hole into a dangerous world, will they be strong enough to overcome their pride and their prejudices or will a dark turn of events shatter both their hearts?

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little lordsdLITTLE LORDS (THE DRAGON DEMIGODS BOOK 3) by Charlene Hartnady

VS Note: Not much blurb.

Book 3 in this exciting new world. If you like dragons and egotistical, super-sexy demigods, then this is the series for you.

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thwarting cheatersTHWARTING CHEATERS (ARTEMIS UNIVERSITY BOOK 5) by Erin R Flynn

My name is Tamsin Vale and I’m the last known fairy. Someone found out and that was why I was abducted, which I survived. And my boyfriend freaking out after drinking my blood. And all the drama with Mel’s family.
And getting the havens running, which we received so much flack over. And… A lot. There’s been a lot and it’s sort of a miracle I’ve not been outed or taken out. Despite the crazy, things are back on track with Darby and I’m enjoying my fun with Hudson. I wish I could say the same about Craftsman, but I can’t. Things aren’t going well there and I don’t know what to do about it. I’m not sure it’s even up to me. But there’s already so much on my overflowing plate I’m not sure I can handle him and what’s going on between us—or lack of it. My focus needs to be on Faerie and my people, the fair folk who need me to protect them. So why does it hurt so much? At least I have a lot to keep busy with, like our friends starting their business, and the Power Playoffs… Except both come with problems and threats that I can’t hide from or ignore. So much for the rest of the semester being calm before summer break.

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star cruise songbirdVS Note: My rock star romance with a scifi twist!

This novella was previously released in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space® 2 anthology.

Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.

Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.

Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?

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“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.

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