THE BREEDING EXPERIMENT (VESLOR MATES BOOK 3) by Laurann Dohner
VS Note: Always happy to have a new book from Laurann!
Darla Mitts has been secretly protecting her younger sister, Becky, for years. She’ll do anything to continue, even if it means leaving their family to work on a United Earth fleet ship. She thinks they’ll be safe. She’s quickly proven wrong when the sisters’ transport shuttle is seized by aliens instead. Aliens who want to force an experimental breeding between humans and the muscular Veslor who was also captured.
Gnaw has no intention of touching the human female from the shuttle, no matter how attractive he finds her. But Darla is determined to keep her sister safe by any means necessary, and refuses to take no for an answer. Captured and threatened by the Elth, they agree to work together as a team. What they didn’t expect was starting to feel things for each other.
She wanted a coffee and an easy shift. Instead, she got a smart-alec mercenary and commandos trying to kill her…Medically discharged from the military over a decade ago, Station Chief Eris Archer just wants a quiet life. But life on a frontier station like Tarantus is never dull. The wild west of space, she’s used to less than scrupulous characters crossing her path. So when handsome cyborg, Zero, charms her with fantastical tales of being non-human, she takes it with a pinch of salt. When commandos storm the base, trying to kill her and she ends up with a price on her head, she has to trust him with her life… but can she trust him with her heart?
He doesn’t know where he came from, but he knows one thing… his destiny is with her. Zero is a mystery, even to himself. Since waking up badly damaged in a wrecked shuttle, he’s made his home with the Warborne, a band of Latharian Mercenaries with a lethal reputation. He lives fast and he expects to die young…Until he meets her. Eris Archer captures the attention of all his instincts, human and cyborg. Drawn to her like a targeting lock… he wants to get to know her better. But his plans for a date in the station’s brig are foiled by people with guns and they have to get off the station. Fast. Between murderous commandoes, betrayals and an unexpected rescue mission; can Zero prove to her that he’s all the man, or machine, she’ll ever need.
He should have died in the wasteland, but was instead forged anew. A devastating injury takes Titan’s arm and leg, but a chance encounter with a woman in the Wasteland sees them replaced with a bionic set. These are no simple metal limbs. His body speaks with him. The alien presence forces a bond that he struggles to accept. Changes him in ways he doesn’t understand, making him fear he’s losing sight of himself. Riella has been looking for acceptance her whole life. However, certain skills make her not only valuable but hunted. If she were to fall into the wrong hands, or suddenly decide to fight back…she might hold the key to bringing down the Emerald Queen once and for all. If they prevail, can a metal heart learn to love?
Sienna is lost…With almost all of her guys missing and Artemis crippled, Sienna finds herself in a show down with Evander Corporation, fighting for all of their lives. But she wasn’t born to be a victim, she was born to lead. If saving the men she loves costs her life, it’s a price she’s willing to pay. They’ve all been trapped in darkness…The Super Soldiers who adore her, the pilot who is crazy for her and the doctor who won’t give up on her will be tested to their limits and push the boundaries to save Sienna not only from Evander but from the diseases threatening to ravage her body. They will take a chance to roll the dice with a little help from several familiar faces that the Artemis has been the site of miracles before. She can be again. In the epic conclusion of Wings of Artemis, Sienna must take her life and her fate in her own hands and become the arrow that shoots through the heart of her enemies, rescues her men, and changes the future of the universe forever.
Miranda: I’m on a strange planet surrounded by blue aliens and women who clearly have Stockholm Syndrome. I’m not content to pump out alien babies and have dinner cooking for my guy after he returns from a long day of hunting and gathering. Independence is great until my solitary exploration leads me right into the hands of a savage, horned alien who barely speaks but has no intention of letting me go. The worst part? His survival skills are actually kinda turning me on.
Drak: After I’m exiled, the only thing on my mind is revenge. Other than that, I’m merely existing as a beast and a shadow of the warrior I once was. Until I see a human female struggling for her life. I save her, but then I find I can’t let her go. For the first time, I’m not thinking of revenge, I’m focused on providing for her, feeding her, and keeping her safe. But the one responsible for exiling me isn’t done with his betrayal. This time, I’m fighting harder to reclaim my place… and my female.
ince crash landing with his crew and being sold to a master on the ghost planet, Hanasha-Yupa, one thought keeps Tarex fighting: freedom. He’s been forced to do things that haunt him. He needs to escape now, before his captors change his brain and make him one of them. Forever. He’s close to busting out when they throw the human female at his feet and demand that he do one more horrible thing. Blume Montgomery didn’t excel in advanced combat training in the U.S. Army for nothing. After months of bouncing around in the cargo hold of a scavenger’s ship, she’s ready to kick some alien ass. She’s dropped at the feet of an Axxeon who looks one step away from tearing anything he can reach limb from limb. She sees the warrior in his eyes, the man he was before this place. Can she tap into it before it’s too late? Or will one of them come completely unleashed before they realize what fate has brought them together to do?
After the polar ice caps melt in the Thaw, the Corporations take control of the flooded zones and create virtual utopias over the great cities of the past that rest below the waves. April Yale is accepted into college, in the stilted mega-city of Greater York, to study programming and robotics for the Frame, the massive worldwide information net which hosts countless Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality locations. On her first day of class, her father vanishes and corporate agents and military come asking questions about him and his location, claiming he has stolen top secret experimental military technology. April’s life changes forever as she and her college professor, Doctor Adya Konda, go in search of April’s dad, both on the Frame and across the mega-metropolis. Truths are uncovered that may be too much for April to handle.
In the furthest part of Federation space, someone found a drifting spaceport. Clalls has come to claim it. He knows it’s potential when he spots it. The current occupants will see things his way soon enough. Nothing can stop him. Except a certain someone with a grudge to settle. Blinded and left for dead on his own ship, Clalls refuses to give into his demise. Thankfully Seth of Stars has not abandoned him. A female from the wrong side of space to be his savior. And now that he knows her worth, he’s laying claim to his new found treasure.
The Henokans, in hot pursuit of the Baltins, have arrived on Earth. Escorted to the last major remnant of humans and the most secure stronghold in the United States, Tilly’s given two choices: cooperate or die. The United States Air Force and the Henokan army have formed an alliance called DAWN, and they plan to use her as bait to prevent an otherwise inevitable war. General Lathan Rhys, the Henokan leader and Baltin Prince’s archenemy, wants more than her cooperation, though; he wants vengeance and companionship.
As Tilly and Kodiak come to terms with their new reality, she’s forced to re-examine the little she knows of Jareth. General Rhys urges her to forget about him and help heal what remains of humanity. The choice should be simple, but love demands a steep price. But when Tilly re-emerges into the world, she sees a bigger picture of the damage and injustice the Baltins have inflicted. Humans need help. Can she do her part to save what’s left of humanity and continue the journey to find her sister? Will one more of Jareth’s lies push her over the edge in the fight for her heart and planet? Only one thing’s for sure—he’ll never back down when it comes to holding her love, even if it means destroying everything in his path.
The dominant alpha alien Prince Kozus has chosen me as his personal translator. What could go wrong? Prinze Kozus is an Aegir warlord. That means he’s big, he’s blue, and he’s dangerous. His sharp claws and even sharper horns are lethal weapons. And the masculine brute wants me to be his assistant. No way. The alien prince is not impressed by my protests. Aegir warlords always get what they want, he tells me. And this hot warlord wants me. While I’m trying to fend off the demanding alien brute, I stumble upon a dark secret that changes everything. Can Prince Kozus and I stop fighting long enough to save both our species?
Light: In Saved by the Drake, Lucia Ramirez is having a terrible day when a huge, scary male confronts her on a dark street. But the scary male turns out to be a Kindred warrior—Raze. And he just needs help with the three motherless kittens he found under a dumpster. As a vet tech working at the Paws and Purrs Pet Clinic, Luci is uniquely qualified to handle Raze’s problem. But can she handle a much larger animal—his Drake? Read Saved by the Drake to find out.
Dark: In Captured by the Kru’ell One, Allisandra Stone keeps having disturbing dreams of a huge Kindred warrior with mirrored eyes that reflect her soul. He tells her that he knows all her darkest desires and he intends to make them come true. Alli is certain it’s just a nightmare but when he comes to take her from her bed, she goes with him anyway. Soon she finds herself strapped to the Stinging Frame as Kane feeds on her pleasure in a way no other Kindred ever could or would. Can Alli escape the dark dream she has fallen into…does she even want to try? Read Captured by the Kru’ell One if you dare to find out.
VS Note: Not a romance…
In the near future, a supernova erupts unexpectedly in a nearby star. There was no warning, no evidence that the star could ignite in such a way. Humanity stands on the brink of extinction as Earth is bombarded with particles from the stellar explosion, wreaking havoc. An alien ship has arrived near Earth’s moon only hours before light from the supernova. Have they come to help, or are they mortal enemies who plan to take advantage of the supernova’s EMP to stage an invasion? Doctor Alexandra King never knew that the paper she once wrote about theoretical xeno-psychology would lead the US government to consider her their foremost expert on the subject. Ace pilot David Jackson has been assigned a mission which might save humanity – or doom it – and he won’t know which until after he’s done the job.
The Red Prince has escaped his home world and his arranged marriage. The Little Wolf has been dispatched to bring him home… intact enough for his bride.
When the queen announced that her son was going to be wed in ten days, Solari felt nothing. When it was noticed that he had escaped, she felt nothing. When she was assigned to chase after him, she was irritated.
With her beast locked in her body by a subduing tether, Solari has lived the last ten years half alive as a member of the queen’s wolves. Heading into space is the last place she wants to be, but she knows where Prince Hazwell is going, there is only one place to start a journey in the area. He is heading toward his grandmother’s house… or space station.
Hazwell has never considered a married life where Solari wasn’t in the picture, but she was made into one of his mother’s guards, and they were not up for grabs. The announcement of his engagement had come as a shock, and his crimson guards spirited him away to his grandmother’s space station where he could get a long-range ship and figure out what he wanted to do next. The trouble was that his grandmother did nothing for free, and his performance in the arena is a requirement for his acquisition of the ship. When the Little Wolf also enters the arena, all bets are on.
VS Note: I read this and it was quite good. I thought it let down a bit at the ending but overall I enjoyed the book. The first 85% just ratcheted up the tension and the mystery and was very exciting. It would be a great movie. Not a romance although there’s a romantic element.
Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Ilanka barely know each other beyond having a class or two together. But when they are all summoned via messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube sitting on a desk. Its sides light up with rules for them: Do not tell anyone about the device. Never leave the device unattended.
And then, Take me with you . . . or else. At first they think it’s some kind of prank or a social experiment orchestrated by the school administration. Still, they follow its instructions until the newly-formed group starts to splinter. Nobody has time for these games–their lives are complicated enough. But the device seems increasingly invested in the private details of their lives. And disobeying its rules has scary–even life-threatening–consequences.
Ezon – He is a Commander of the Debir Forces. One with countless accolades behind him. Now, he’s been relegated to oversee the Debiraan Embassy on Earth, a planet whose humans are ungrateful and ignorant of the risk they’d faced had he and his people not saved them from the threat of the Baza. The only good that had come of it, and he used that term loosely, was that these humans were reproductively compatible with his species, offering his fellow Debir’s hope that whatever the Baza had done to dwindle their population could be overcome. Still, he has no desire for such things, or worse…to find his huerta -his other half-, something all Debirs long for and cherish above all else.
He isn’t sure what’s worse: that he found his huerta…or that she’s human. Such a thing should not be possible. Yet, the more he tries to deny it, the stronger the pull towards her, and he’s losing the battle to keep himself away.
Leila – The Debir had invaded Earth. Well, that’s what people said anyways. Leila wasn’t so sure, although she’d been one of the lucky ones who didn’t have her life upheaved at the revelation that aliens do exist. A chance walk has her coming to the aid of a Debir in need, an event that all but turns her life completely upside down. Suddenly, she can’t get a certain seven-foot tall, gray-skinned and golden-eyed Debir Commander out of her thoughts…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
What could be worse than being stranded on an alien planet? Or so I thought. I wanted to uncover a secret, and I did…eventually…. when I got stuck on Valkrya. He saves me and I think he’s HOT. Yeah, I know… he’s blue, massive and scary, BUT he treats me better than any other man I ever dated… until he doesn’t anymore. He’s just a brute, like all the other aliens on this creepy planet… and just wants to breed me. I hate him. Or do I? I trusted him, but he’s cold and cruel… that is until he gets his memory back. A brute? Or my true love?
When I broke my betrothal to the Princess of V’lora, and pledged myself to Elizabeth Langdon of Terra, I knew I risked incurring the wrath of my Emperor. When Elizabeth and I return to my home world for our Bonding Ceremony, not everyone is accepting of the idea of a Terran marrying into one of the Great Houses. Now, we must find a way to maintain the peace between the Great Houses before we find ourselves on the brink of Civil war. ***Steamy content and HEA. This novel is a continuation of Marek and Elizabeth from “Lost in the Deep End.”***
VS Note: One clicked. I’ve been a huge Celta fan forever.
Before Celta … Passage Through Stone: In the UStates Colorado Area, Levona Martinez is determined to find a berth on the starship, Lugh’s Spear, and escape the psi mutant ghetto for a new life on a new planet. But she’s missed her chance and the ship is full. The leaders might not consider her worth taking, but what about Pizi, her prodigy cat? Celta, a place of magic, telepathic animal companions, and adventure! Five stories highlighting some fan favorite characters: Homing Stone: As his magic emerges through fever fugues, nobleman Holm Holly fights death duels in the Downwind slums … and catches the attention of blacksmith Rand Ash, who needs a noble to help him with his revenge on an equally noble family …Fractured Stone: Struggling with his disinheritance and the loss of his identity, Holm Apple strives to make a new life in a new city with his HeartMate and their Fams. Hidden Stone: Garrett Primrose didn’t expect to be hired by a Cat, let alone two of them, and their idea of payment doesn’t match his. When a GreatLord appeals for Garrett’s help, he’s reluctant to take the case, but finds that solving the mystery unexpectedly leads him to inner answers. HeartStones: Losing his sight and psychic power, treasure hunter Zane Aster wants to make one more score. He discovers a House on the cusp of sentience, but missteps might trigger their deaths. Stone in Zanth’s Paw: It’s time for the best FamCat on the world of Celta to return the irritating sea turtles to their mother in the ocean. Perhaps time to learn a big lesson, too.
The little human female thinks I’m a monster. She’s been given to me to protect. To mate with. To help repopulate our planet after the red aliens released the bioweapon that killed all the females of our species. She trembles with fear every time I come close. I don’t mean to frighten her. Yet my inner dragon lurks near the surface. I’m half-warrior, half-animal. I lost myself long ago to the shadows when my enemies ripped away those that I loved. I’ve promised to keep her safe, yet my mission for revenge burns within me. How can I care for her when darkness calls my name? I’m afraid I can’t control my beast. My blood simmers in my veins. My dragon claws at his restraints, hot and volatile. He’s ready to be unleashed. The red aliens will meet my wrath. I will hunt them down. Every single one of them.
Fate-marked … damned. Why did it have to be me? The worst nightmare of women in my village is to be biologically chosen, taken captive and forced to couple up with one of these savage alien warriors. My heart breaks to leave my young brother and sister behind with no other family. But as I’m chained and led away, it’s clear I have no choice.
He is the Swarm King—a muscular beast with horns and hooves, well over seven feet tall. A menacing two-handed sword never leaves his side. These Byromian barbarians ride giant lizards through the desert wearing nothing but loin cloths, searching for human females to mate with. …But as I get to know him better, I realize he might not be like the rest of his cruel and violent kind. What if things don’t have to be this way? Drought, starvation, bloodshed—these are the hardships every inhabitant of Byromia knows too well. It’s the air they breathe, the scarce food and water they manage to bleed from the planet. Can two lovers of enemy races use their passion to ignite the fires of change among their people? Will love find a way to make everything better?
To save me from my tormentors I don’t just need one hero. No. I need three. I woke up from cryosleep to discover I was a government prisoner. I was given a simple choice. Do their dirty work, or watch my sister die a slow and painful death. That’s when three alien warriors crashed into my life. They saw I was in trouble and rescued me. But the government isn’t going to just give up. They’ll throw everything at us to get me back. Now all four of us are on the run. These aliens…they’re something else. They’re huge. With scales. And freakishly strong. With parts that are…lets just say, enormous. But its the way each of them looks at me. As if I was the only thing in the galaxy that mattered.
They have such a deep and undying devotion to my well being. It gives me hope that we’ll make it. It gives me strength to keep going. But more than anything. It gives me a love to fight for.
For the past two decades, the Zexian Warriors have protected Earth from otherworldly invaders. All they ask for in return are our natural resources … and our women. The Tributes volunteer willingly, one from each nation on Earth, to be given to the Zexian warriors as mates. My older sister was supposed to be one of them until she backed out last second. Now I must go in her place, or risk the wrath of the Zexians, the elite race of aliens who could destroy the planet with the press of a button. I’ve been Tributed to Yalxander against my will. He swears that he will win my heart and make me his true mate, but I’m not going to give in without a fight. It’s time for these aliens to learn a thing or two about Earth girls.
VS Note: Not sure there’s any romance but sounded good…
Breaking into one of the most secure prison planets in the system isn’t the hard part. The hard part is going to be getting back out again. They just pulled off the heist of the century. Now ex-smuggler pilot Jez and the motley crew of the Ungovernable have a promise to keep: an extraction from a high-security political prison. But the timeline for the rescue is shorter than they ever imagined, and if they want to save their target from certain death, they’ll have to go in blind—no specs, no intel, no time to prepare, and only the skeleton of a plan. And between prison gangs, murderous guards, and a vicious warden, extracting their target might be the least of their worries—at this point, they might not even be able to keep themselves alive.
Cleofyra Angevin is tired of suffering. She’s spent her whole life under the thumb of the Administration, and now she has a plan. But when a bomb goes off too early, she finds herself coming face to face with the dark realities of fighting a war much bigger than her or her people could have imagined. Only after she meets a team of gritty resistance fighters does she find her chance to take a stand. As the fighting grows more intense, Cleofyra can’t help feeling an unnerving attraction to her comrades.
Worried for his daughter’s future after a catastrophic disease ravaged humanity, brilliant scientist, James Walker, found a way to measure human consciousness and crafts the ultimate weapon to watch over his little girl: A sentient AI charged with the task of protecting her when he is no longer able to do so. His creation, Will, is bestowed with an expansive intellect, superhuman strength, and a fierce protective streak. Tucked away in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains in a rustic log cabin, they live modestly off their sparse resources; hunting game, recording Turing tests on an old camcorder, and bonding over 80s movies.
At eighteen, Molly knows little of the world beyond a collection of grainy VHS classics. Life with Will and James is idyllic. However, as the years go by, Molly finds something more profound than ‘sibling love’ growing for Will, whose feelings also start to change from duty and service to something else. But Will’s mission to protect involves keeping dangerous secrets, including some that could destroy the trust between them forever. Will struggles with the rigid self-discipline of his programming, versus turbulent, irrational feelings that grow stronger each day. True love can’t exist without honesty and risk; the two things Will has been programmed to control at all costs. But trouble is brewing outside their sheltered utopia, and ignorance might be a luxury neither of them can afford any longer.
After Adil and Esihle met on a space station orbiting alien refugee Esihle’s home planet of Yalaphor, their relationship of lust and intensity gradually blossomed into love. Now on Yalaphor, the two care for Sehthe, a young girl who has been orphaned by the same war that cast Esihle out of his home. To keep their new family safe, Esihle and Adil must come face to face with the worst of Yalaphor, each other, and themselves.
Dolly – I can’t take my eyes off him. He’s huge, strong and so confident the other cavemen become invisible next to him. His stripes are a vivid pink and his eyes totally black. Whenever he looks at me, my knees threaten to buckle under me from the intensity in his gaze. I’d love to find out what that darkness is that he’s obviously carrying. The word ‘brooding’ doesn’t even cover it. But it can’t happen. He’s a caveman alien with a sword and fangs. I’m a girl from Earth, abducted and placed on this prehistoric dinosaur planet. And all I want is to go home. We’re just too different. There’s no chance it could work. Brank’ox – There are other women in the alien village. But none of them are like her. She’s sweet and popular and unspeakably beautiful. She’s my opposite in every way. She doesn’t carry a burden like mine. I failed this tribe. Nobody talks about it, but it fills my mind every moment I ache to go over to her, to just give her a smile. But I don’t deserve even that. For failures like mine, there’s only one way to pay: I must kill the deadly dragons. All of them. And if that means my death, then maybe that’s for the best.
VS note: Seems to be a mix of space opera and fantasy…
The Dissolution approaches. Sam has saved the Assembly of Species, but at a terrible cost. Locked in his apartment, his memories gone and his best friend abducted, he is once again crippled with anxiety. Meanwhile, Enos struggles to free her brother from imprisonment, alone for the first time in her life. Her true species has been revealed, and there are hints the deadliest of her kind survived an ancient war. But the Nether contains more secrets. A musical chime disrupts daily life, signaling changes to its very fabric. To solve this mystery, Sam must face his anxiety and confront truths about his memories and unique abilities. Only then can he save his friends from the machinations of the Life Coalition, by understanding the reality behind the Facets of the Nether.
VS Note: Not romance but sounded interesting…one clicked…
A radio broadcast unites a scattered people; lockdown throws human and fey reluctantly together; a miner floats alone in the asteroid belt; a living ship rides out a storm. In difficult times, stories sustain us. These twelve tales of selkies, hockey players, retired systems engineers, monsters, copyeditors and changelings are connected by a thread of optimism, and of hope: that we, too, will ride out this storm. This anthology features contributions by Aliette de Bodard, Stephanie Burgis, Iona Datt Sharma, Jeannelle M. Ferreira, Rebecca Fraimow, Marissa Lingen, Freya Marske, Lizbeth Myles, Katie Rathfelder, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Llinos Cathryn Thomas. All proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 appeal being run by the UCLH Charity, the charity supporting the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust.
Lilibeth – I’ve never met a man I like. I’m determined to make sure that the physical and mental abuse I’ve endured over the years doesn’t trickle down to my seven-year-old cousin. After her mother died six months ago, I promised myself I’d get her away from her brutish father. Of course, I haven’t figured out how I’m going to do that… yet. I’ve learned a lot over the last couple years, living away from home for the first time in my life. The school of hard knocks has taught me that no one is going to look out for you but you. After assuming that my superiors had my best interest in mind, I ended up being assigned to a town where I knew no one, hundreds of miles from my family! I’m going to make a difference. If not in my life, then definitely in Eva’s. She doesn’t deserve to live in fear. When I’m assigned a special missing persons case by my boss I think, “Here we go again!” What I don’t expect is for the guy to tell me he’s an alien and save my life more than once. I’m exposed to some craziness that I’ve only seen in horror flicks! What are these strange creatures emerging from the ocean? Are they really aliens as this newcomer—who looks very human—claims?
Nikon – I’m getting really sick of all the drama! We go from one planet to the next, cleaning up messes. More often than not, we find out that the species who’ve called us in are the ones at fault. It’s like a game, and I don’t know how many more ecosystems I can watch die. Despite how devastating all this is, I’m not ready to retire from the Guardian program. Unlike other members of our squad, I don’t feel like giving up. I want to see this end. I want someone held accountable! When we run across a young alien Taxin uncloaked and infected by the Wen virus, I’m shocked—and dismayed! This means we’re missing something … some other way it’s spread. Sent to another landmass on Earth, we locate the missing source of the Wen virus, and I realize almost immediately I’ve met my mate. She’s beautiful and tough, but can I keep her alive with all the transitioned Humans and now alien Taxin roaming this area? When the Ashen aliens step in, everything begins to change — for Humans, Taxin, and Sinth alike. How will this change our lives long term? Will we all coexist and come to an agreement?
I lost my arm. For a second time. But that loss might make me whole again. My dream was stolen from me, but an alien abduction might be the key to becoming more than I could ever dream of becoming. All I have to do is sneak on board a ship headed to a planet of cyborg gladiators and convince them to help me by proving I can fight. Only one thing stands in my way. Thal. The warrior without wings is all kinds of hot, but he thinks I’m some kind of fragile flower and that just won’t do. I’ll show him I have what it takes to pay the price the gladiators demand for their help, but I might lose my heart along the way because Thal is used to winning whatever he sets his sights on, and his intense golden eyes are looking right at me, making me feel things I never thought I’d feel again. I’m a wingless warrior, but a feisty woman from Earth has the ability to make my heart soar with just a smile. The sky was once mine but it was taken from me. I have a chance to fly again but things get complicated when Sofia sneaks on board my ship. I’m headed to a world where fighting is both currency and entertainment. It’s far too violent for someone like her. At least that’s what I thought at first. When I see the warrior hidden within her, the steel and fire within her eyes, I know I have to make her mine. But how do I sweep her off her feet while still letting her make a stand against those who challenge her?
VS note: I am HUGE fan of both Jeffe and everything to do with the Uncharted Realms. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book…
More than two decades have gone by since Imperial Princess Jenna, broken in heart and body, fled her brutal marriage—and the land of her birth. She’s since become Ivariel: warrior, priestess of Danu, trainer of elephants, wife and mother. Wiser, stronger, happier, Ivariel has been content to live in her new country, to rest her battered self, and to recover from the trauma of what happened to her when she was barely more than a girl. But magic has returned to the world—abruptly and with frightening force—and Ivariel takes that profound change as a sign that it’s time to keep a promise she made to the sisters she left behind. Ivariel must leave the safety she’s found and return to face the horrors she fled. As Ivariel emerges from hiding, she discovers that her vicious brother is now Emperor of Dasnaria, and her much-hated mother, the Dowager Empress Hulda, is aiding him in his reign of terror. Worse, it seems that Hulda’s resurrection of the tainted god Deyrr came about as a direct result of Jenna’s flight long ago. It’s up to Ivariel—and the girl she stopped being long ago—to defeat the people who cruelly betrayed her, and to finally liberate her sisters. Determined to cleanse her homeland of the evil that nearly destroyed her, Ivariel at last returns to face the past. But this time, she’ll do it on her own terms.
Miranda Cannon is the executive assistant to one of the most powerful businessmen in the world. When his latest project has her investigating a suspicious accident in the woods of Rosethorn Valley, Miranda is shocked to learn that fairytale monsters are real, and one of them wants to destroy her. Which is almost as frightening as the fact that her knack with people has somehow become a powerful magic in its own right. Can she control her newfound power enough to use it for good? If not for the sudden appearance of the handsome and powerful King of the Wilds, she might not survive long enough to find out.
Bron has slept for centuries as the wilds around him suffered at the hands of mortals. Now the fae king is awake and ready to protect what is his, including the beautiful and powerful woman who wandered into his forest. If only Miranda can decide where her loyalties lie, he will make her his queen. When a serious attack on Rosethorn Valley ensues, Miranda will have a choice to make. And the King of the Wilds will have to risk a broken heart to help Miranda embrace her wild side.
They took her freedom. Now she’ll take their lives. Voluntary kidnapping. That’s new even for Kat. Trapped, tortured and without any sign of her sister’s whereabouts, she can only do one thing: release the beast within and hope she doesn’t lose her humanity. Nor her family. Relationships will be broken. New alliances will be forged. And yes, there will be more kittens.
The light is my prison…and I can’t escape. I’m Izora Dawn and this is the second prison I find myself locked in for something I didn’t do. Only this prison is worse and far more dangerous. Beyond the prison walls, the fae world is at war and nothing I can do will stop it. I may come from the light, but to win this war, to keep my family and lovers safe, I will embrace the darkness.
Even as he fights for their future…With the world still rebuilding after massive dragon attacks, famous singer Star isn’t willing to rely on a stranger to protect her family—though dragon shifter Lachlan is difficult to resist. Something about him is strangely familiar, but she doesn’t understand why. He’s already helped Star rescue her sister from a recent abduction, but trust doesn’t come easy when his kind has nearly hunted her race to extinction. When her sister’s kidnapper launches another violent attack, Star has no choice but to accept Lachlan’s aid. But no matter that he’s stepped up to protect her, she’ll never allow the ancient Scottish dragon into her heart.
They’re bound by the past. Lachlan lost the woman he was meant to mate millennia ago. Unable to live in a world without her, his pain drove him to hibernation. He never thought he would move on—until Star. He’s well aware the feisty shifter is his new destiny, so if tailing her to New Orleans is what he has to do to be near her, then so be it. When Star is attacked, Lachlan resolves to protect her at all costs. And he won’t have to do it alone. It will take Lachlan, his clansmen, and Star’s misfit band of friends to rain fiery vengeance down upon their enemy if she and her sister are to ever be truly free. Only then can he claim her and discover the shocking truth that lies buried in their past.
f she believed in destiny, she would believe they were meant for each other. But that fire was put out long ago. . .
Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?
Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?
Lilith – Lucifer turned me into what I am. The mother of the Vampires. He gave me that gift. Our son is the High King of all supernatural creatures on Earth—the Vampires, the Lycans, and now the Witches. He gave us that gift. Now he’s called me back to Hell. This time, he needs me. I’ve spent hundreds of years fighting my attraction to the demon that saved me and turned me into the most powerful woman in existence. Maybe it’s time to give in. Can I truly be happy being the devil’s consort?
Lucifer – Lilith has consumed my mind since the day I found her—beautiful and dying. My visions predicted I’d need her, and the time nears. To make her happy, I’d let her go, but now I need her at my side. Hell needs her. She is the key to saving my life, my throne, and possibly my heart. Funny. I’d never known I had a heart before Lilith.
Humans have it all wrong. Angels are royalty, not heavenly sky-dwellers. Princess Maira’s world caught fire and burned the day her family overheard a rival family’s plans to destroy them all. To protect their scheme, the other family killed her father and locked away her mother. To prevent Maira from revealing the plot, they transformed her, cursed her to a swan’s form. But there’s a loophole—for one hour each night, she’s herself again. When she reveals herself to Xander, he knows nothing of the beautiful angel he sees. But she makes his heart beat faster with every glance. He doesn’t understand where she goes when he leaves, but he’s determined to win her heart. Humans are forbidden to angels, but Xander is the only person—angel or human—Maira can trust. Only true love’s kiss can break the curse. An hour a day is all they have. And the clock is ticking down.
There’s nothing more terrifying than a pissed off woman – except the Devil. I’m both. The angels warned me that I should fear their wrath. Theirs? Please! They have no idea who they’re dealing with. Not that I really do either, but I’m quickly figuring out that I’m a whole lot more than just an artist. Designed by God, created by people, and made possible by the atrocities of the supposed “good guys,” I’m here to set things right. To punish those who deserve it, and the archangel Michael is at the top of my list. That guy can’t help but piss me off. I just have a few things to deal with first. You know, like the mess I made of Hell. And no, I don’t feel bad about that. They completely deserved it. They also learned their lesson. The angels honestly think their attitude problem should scare me? Me! I’m God’s equal. I’m supposed to be the “bad guy,” after all. I’m here to bring down Heaven and unleash chaos on the world. The Wrath of Angels? No, there’s something much, much worse: A woman on a mission.
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ENGAGED OFF BOURBON STREET – It’s Christmas time, and newly engaged Jade Calhoun and her fiancé Kane are having a party at Summer House in Cypress Settlement. The tree is decorated, the mistletoe is in place, and the crab puffs are to die for. Nothing can spoil this celebration…except for some wayward magic and a pesky ghost who crashes the party. SPIRITS OF BOURBON STREET – It’s Halloween on Bourbon Street, and white witch Jade Calhoun is ready to party. But when a sexy spirit traps everyone in the past, she’s forced to forgo the cocktails in order to save those she loves…again. A MIRACLE ON BOURBON STREET – It’s Christmas Eve and Jade Calhoun’s ready for a quiet, magical night with her husband Kane. But when Santa demons and energy-stealing elves start wreaking havoc, it’s going to take a miracle on Bourbon Street to save Christmas…(,ore info on ebook seller page…)
Something wicked is coming to South Toms River, New Jersey. Selling haunted trinkets and witches’ wands is just another normal day for the delightfully neurotic werewolf Natalya Stravinsky. From one day to another, as the new South Toms River Pack alpha female, she tries to keep finicky supernatural customers placated while managing her underhanded goblin boss and eccentric supernatural co-workers. Her life is complicated further when competition rolls in: a peculiar troll-owned mart with subpar haunted knick-knacks and deadly antiques appears. A powerful fairy path veers off course, heading towards South Toms River, attracting the attention of a deadly, shadowed force. Mysterious steamer trunks from the 1920s pop up all over town, unleashing horrific beasts. Natalya must find the inner strength to bring her pack together to uncover the culprit before her enemies threaten everyone she holds dear.
I know I screwed up. I want to make it up to the people that I hurt, but the best way to do that might be to stay far away and forget about them. So why can’t I stop thinking about Jury? The young dragon hates me. I heard the things he said. And yet as soon as he finds me again, I can’t keep away. I’m not about to let another man use me, no matter how much he makes my heart flutter. Jury only needs me because his inner dragon is being difficult and refusing to shift. He doesn’t really want me. And according to his reputation, just one woman might not be enough to satisfy him. But Jury is determined to win me over, and the harder he tries, the more I realize he’s ready to leave his party days behind and claim his fated mate. Me. Everything would be perfect if I didn’t live halfway around the country, and if his duty to his family didn’t have him walking straight into danger. And when that danger comes knocking at my door, Jury promises he’ll do everything to protect me. But am I ready to be the mate of a dragon?
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This collection features first responders—whether firemen or cops or simply the first brave person to sweep into the rescue regardless of the dangers. Expect an adrenaline ride of danger followed by a fiery “first response” romance that will curl your toes!
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 Sylstina knows she must face her Shadows before she can flourish in the light, but sometimes, she wonders if she will ever escape the darkness at all. Betrayal and danger wait around every corner and Ila is no longer sure who she can trust. Though her mates and allies stand behind her, though she’s growing more powerful every day, she will have to prove her worth in battle. With Tuatha at war with itself, Ila must learn what it truly means to be an Udumbara . . . even if it costs her everything. The storm will rage, but Ila will not be afraid. After all, some flowers only bloom in the moonlight.
When Rufsur and Edna meet, the attraction is as unexpected as it is undeniable. Except, she’s the clan’s judge and councilwoman, and he’s Kalugal’s second-in-command. Will loyalty and duty to their people keep them apart?
And then, there was one…Jack is happy to see his two older brothers mated and settled in Grizzly Cove, but he’s definitely the odd man out—the lone bachelor of their tight-knit family. He takes a job and a mission to track down the problems at a paper plant in Pennsylvania. There’s magic afoot there, and Jack’s special sensitivity to the dark arts will help him crack the case where others have failed. She’s a practical girl…Kiki is trying to adjust to her new job, but when she stumbles on something that sets her senses tingling in warning, she doesn’t know where to turn…or, who to trust. Her down-home upbringing in the traditions of the farm folk of the area, she knows simple ways to protect herself from evil, but will it be enough? Together, can they shine a light against the darkness? The new guy from corporate is altogether too handsome for Kiki’s peace of mind, and he actually seems interested in her. Dare she trust him? Jack isn’t sure about anyone at the plant, but something about Kiki makes him want to believe in her innocence. When her life is put in mortal peril, they will have to work together to end the evil threat and save not only their own lives, but that of nearly every person who works in the plant. Can they do it? Or, will the darkness win and douse their light forevermore?
The Fae can be tricky creatures. Some manipulate humans while others avoid them. Will you be fooled by the glamour and magic? With more than 700 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by fairy queens, surrounded by pixies, ride alongside creatures to lands unknown, and fear whether each new Fae you meet is friend or foe.
My name is Jaya, a dreamer, bola slinger, and one of ten guardians in my tribe. I was content to live out my days keeping watch on the village, hunting, and batting away insects that flew too close to the prissy women chosen to birth the next generation. My life was nothing like theirs. I spent way too much time burying my secret in the dirt, over and over, to make sure of it. Gods no. That wasn’t my future…Until the sky lit up and an angry star sent all the Mist tribes into a desperate frenzy for the beasts of legend to bleed new life into our people. It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. I didn’t mean to touch him, but what’s done is done. Do I have what it takes to seduce a dragon? Don’t know, but hold my bola—I’m about to find out.
From their first encounter, keeper of the eternal flame, Rory Larken, becomes all too aware of the undeniable connection to a beautiful stranger seemingly delivered to her by fate and his life rests in her hands.
Jacoby Garrick, the most powerful man in the new world, finds himself at the mercy of an unlikely savior. An incredible woman with otherworldly magic. He simply can’t leave Rory behind living her meager life at the Crossroads, but regrets flood in as Jacoby must decide to follow his heart and stake his claim or bow to duty surrendering her to another. An extraordinary journey lies ahead full of firsts in both experiences and love for Rory as she takes control of her own destiny and builds a marvelous life she never could have imagined.
Boston, 1897. Death comes to the city heralded by a crimson moon and screams in the night. The Vampire King has come to claim the city, unless he can be stopped…Maxine Parker has lived a solitary life. Not because she wishes to, but because she has no choice. Her empathic ability has rendered it impossible for her to touch anyone without killing them. But as she is thrust into the middle of a war between the enigmatic and alluring Vampire King and three stalwart hunters, she learns she cannot kill what is already dead.
I never thought I would date a dragon, or feed him chicken strips late at night, but life has gotten interesting. My steady dragon—you may know him as Lord Zavryd’nokquetal, but I get to call him Zav—is offering to take me to the elven homeland to meet my father and learn to harness the magic in my blood. Sure, I’m wary about his plans to force the elves to train me, but I need every advantage I can get. Especially when vampire attacks start cropping up all over Seattle, and my friend and business partner, Dimitri, disappears. Unfortunately, my training will have to wait. If I don’t find my friend in time, I may never see him alive again.
Heaven wants to kill me. Hell wants me to rule. So what’s a girl to do when powerful forces on both sides are clambering to get their hands on me? Stay as far away from the cosmic drama as I possibly can. Though, for those who know me, they know it’s easier said than done. But I’ve promised to take a break, to lay low, to let someone else handle the demons for a while. It’s not just my life on the line right now, and a nice long nine months off sounds pretty freaking nice. And all is actually good until a new gang of supernaturals show up, wanting to claim Thorne Hill as their own. Like I have time for that. But the more they press, the more I realize I might have to accept a role I never wanted to in order to save not only myself, but my beloved town. For there can only be one ruler of the night, and all hail the Witch Queen.
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.
Fire chief and werewolf, Titus Merrow, has a pretty good life. Great family, great job, great friends. No love interest, sure, but he’s got too much going on to worry about that. Like the 10k race for charity that he’s helping to plan. Too bad the woman he’s planning it with is so hot. No, wait. He meant annoying. Sheriff’s deputy and valkyrie, Jenna Blythe, has somehow gotten stuck working on a charity event with her boss’s brother. Not only is Titus Merrow full of himself, but he challenges every suggestion she makes about the race. Why are the handsome ones always so smug? She can’t wait to beat him in the competition and bring home the trophy for the sheriff’s department. Again.
But when they answer a call together and things explode, dangerous magic is unleashed. They’re suddenly forced to work together. Literally. And the magic only gets more treacherous as time ticks forward. Not even Jenna’s good friend seems to be able to help them as shady forces lurk in every shadow. Swords and sorcery abound, and Jenna’s past comes back to haunt her. She and Titus are left with no choice but to question everything – and everyone. Who’s targeting them? Is what they’re feeling real? Can love survive against darkness? Can a valkyrie learn to run with the pack?
Dante’s relentless determination to bring home lost people and reunite families has driven him since the day his sister disappeared, twenty years ago. After giving up on having a family, his life was consumed with finding those who are missing … until he meets Cassidy. Cassidy wasn’t expecting Dante to walk into the bar where she works, but now that he’s entered her life, she’s unwilling to let him go. Once she learns Julie, the newest teenager Dante is searching for, is mixed up with vampires, she’s determined to help him find the girl. During their hunt for the missing girl, Cassidy and Dante’s feelings for each other deepen, but can they survive the truth of Julie’s disappearance, or will rescuing her tear them apart?
She refuses to be drawn in by his seductive charm…Liz Thorne has suppressed her impulsive nature for the last four years because her one reckless weekend ended in heartache. Now, the dangerous, sexy man who tempts her inner bad girl is back, and he’s trying his damnedest to bring the wild child out to play. He’s been unable to forget her…
Since the day Rafe Xuereb was recalled for his Witches’ Council duties, he’s lived with regret. Despite his magical skills, he’s been unable to find the one woman who turned his world on its head. Through a twist of fate, Liz lands on his doorstep with his termination papers, and Rafe can’t be more delighted. A new enemy threatens to destroy them…
An unknown mystical force arises and begins to drain the Thornes of their powers. It has the potential to reduce the all-powerful witches to mere mortals, making them vulnerable to a rival family. Even as Rafe helps Liz, he lives with the fear that the secret he’s hiding could cost the woman he loves everything.
fter eight years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon unexpectedly appears a day early, Eva knows something is wrong. Halcyon has charged with a heinous crime, and though her life is spared, she is sentenced to 15 years. Suspicious of the charges, brought forth by Halcyon’s army commander, as well as the details of the crime, Eva volunteers to take part of her sister’s sentence. If there’s a way to absolve Halcyon, she’ll find it. But as the sisters begin their sentences, they quickly learn that there are fates worse than death.
Once a Shieldmaiden for her beloved kingdom, now Princess Reyna Darragh is nothing more than a captive of the exiled Shadow Court. The shadow fae believe in strange visions that foretell of the upcoming war. If Reyna helps them, they will win. If she refuses, their realm will fall. The High King gives her an ultimatum. She must become his warrior, or he will kill Princess Eislyn. Reyna has no choice but to kneel to the cruel king. She would do anything to save her sister, even fight by the side of her former lover. The one who betrayed her. Meanwhile, the plague-like Ruin continues to spread throughout the lands, destroying everything it touches. Faced with danger on all sides, Reyna fights to protect everything she holds dear: her sister, her kingdom in the north, and her own shattered heart.
My magic can kill. Now, it might be the reason I die. For years, I thought I was Raven Cursed—only to discover I’m something much worse. But nothing about my life is as shocking as what I discover about Mephisto, the mysterious and alluring client who’s always had a special interest in me. Now I know why. My curse and Mephisto’s secrets have to take a back seat when the most powerful vampire in the city hires me for a job. It seems simple enough: negotiate the acquisition of a weapon that can kill his kind faster than a stake to the heart. In my line of business, there are rules that you never break—or if you do, you make damn sure no one finds out. First, never betray a client. Second, never piss off a vampire, especially the Master of the City. Somehow, I managed to do both. Now I have a mere seventy-two hours to fix my mistakes, or the Master will claim my life as payment for my failure—and he’s made it clear there won’t be any renegotiations.
Running is not an option. Desperation and anger are constant companions in Marshall’s life now. He is in love more passionately than he thought possible, and his love is at risk. His mate, the woman of his dreams, is carrying his child, and they are in danger from a gang of Griffins. Harper is stuck in an endless cycle of emotional and physical abuse. She clings to the hope of all of the promises for a family Marshall declares daily. However, as her abuser, the leader of the Griffins, keeps her trapped, she begins to worry those promises will never come true. Marshall and Harper feel the time they have is running out. The Griffins run a tight gang. Retrieving Harper quietly isn’t an option. If Marshall doesn’t get Harper soon, he’ll declare pack war between the Griffins and Dragons.
The Trellis family’s plunge into the world of psychic energy and love-ever-after continues in The Corners, book four of six in the Building the Circle Series. Luke has known Talise as long as he’s known of circles and energy. After years trapped in her mind, she’s free to live her life on her terms. And, she’s decided those terms include Luke. Returning to Chicago brings a new family bonding opportunity – a weekly circle. As Sam and Adaline adjust to their roles, the Trellis siblings must make peace with what they are and how it’s affected their lives. Can the Mistress Life and Time Walker rise to the challenge before them? Matilda and Jake unite family and friends when Ellie, Charlie, and Eric step up to help plan an engagement party and wedding. Lucy’s search for answers to save Ree takes an unexpected turn when demons from her past resurface. And, Will and Emma must find their way together as they prepare for the arrival of Darla’s first grandchildren.
The name’s Jesy Gilchrest and I’m nobody’s fairy Princess. I’m a Cage fighter, pack leader and all around bad-ass alpha Fae. They say I’ve got a little impulse control problem and they’re right about that. I robbed the Vampire King’s Castle and it got me thrown into Poison Penitentiary, home of the most blood-thirsty creatures in the Magical Sect. A dark secret haunts this place, clinging to the air like a disease and in here, everything goes bump in the night. I’m not worried though. Because I may be crazy, but I’m not stupid. I got caught for a reason. They’ve got my younger brother locked up in here. He’s innocent and I’ll stop at nothing till he’s freed. There’s just one problem with my brilliant break-out plan though. Remember that little impulse control issue I mentioned earlier? I got in a fight with the warden on the first day and now she’s promised freedom to any prisoner who can finish me off. Four of the prison’s deadliest inmates’ step in to help me. A Werewolf, Dragon shifter, Vampire and Demon. What do they want in exchange? Let’s just say they’ve got a taste for Alpha Fae. A big one.
With the king’s tentative approval, Terrell, the youngest wolf shifter alpha in the world, sends the pack children to public school after Child Protection Services investigates the ranch for never registering their kids. But Terrell’s concern over attending school with human students is overshadowed with worries for their safety when he finds other shifters attending the school. Buck, the future alpha of the outcast pack, isn’t happy when outside wolves start attending his school. Who are they? How does their presence affect his pack? When the two teen-aged alphas collide, who wins? Who loses?
Jette O’Hare doesn’t belong with a Fae prince. And she sure as heck doesn’t know how to win a magical war. That’s me, I’m Jette. One of the alleged saviors expected to help save the multiverse. But the people who believe that bull are in for a world of disappointment. every bizarre, parallel world I visit is filled to the brim with trouble, and I somehow always manage to end up knee-deep in all of it. More problems are the last thing I need in my life right now. Learning I’m an elemental and expected to help save the multiverse? That’s some pretty heavy stuff, and I don’t know if I can take much more. If it wasn’t for Prince Starke’s guidance and friendship, I would have admitted defeat and run for the hills long ago. He taught me to accept and control my magic. He kept me grounded in this world of chaos. But even he has his secrets. Secrets that just may cost us the war with the Fae queen. If I can’t figure out who to trust, and soon, the question won’t be can we win the war, but will we even survive it.
Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.
Cavas lives in the tenements, and he’s just about ready to sign his life over to the king’s army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl—Gul—in the capital’s bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance—and discovers a magic he never expected to find. Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king’s domain in Ambar Fort…a world with secrets deadlier than their own.
Stay away from Court Fae…My dad drilled that into our Dark Fae tribe, trapping us in the forest. Court Fae are deadly, cruel, and believe that they’re fated to mate for life. But I’m also Lord Spring: a rebel with something dangerous and magical growing inside me…Now I’m a prisoner in a supernatural jail with my two hot and protective fae friends, held captive because I rebelled against the Queen. They even kidnapped the beautiful shifters. How can I escape this hellhole with its trials, executions, and classes with blood-thirsty vampires, werewolves, and witches? Go for counseling with the sexy succubus, my friends said. It couldn’t be worse than dying, right? Yet love could be deadlier than anything else in this reform school. Why choose just one bond when all are so temptingly hot? Yet will these new loves and friendships be enough to fight the system and the Court Fae? If I fail to graduate……I die.
Hutch Bates isn’t fooling anybody. His psychiatric practice is one in name, only. He doesn’t practice, he prescribes. When he’s called out for his transgressions, shock hits hard. His license isn’t revoked, his life is. But he’s given a second chance. He must drastically reset his moral compass while rendering immediate aid to a woman suffering PTSD induced nightmares. If he succeeds, his sentence will be mitigated. If he fails, Hell awaits.
Annalyse Brighton had spent her whole life feeling a haunting loss for a man that she knew she had never met, though he and the memories of him were so real to her. Not until Annalyse suffered a tragic accident – one that flipped her whole world upside – did she meet a man who, though a stranger to her, may hold the key to the mysterious love she has been haunted by her entire life.
Who would have thought a crafting retreat could turn deadly? An escape from the exciting life of New Orleans ghost tours sounded like a good idea at the time. Micah invites Alex along to experience a few days of crafts, fabrics, and hanging out with friends. Except the group is more interested in ghost hunting than costume making. When a couple from the group go missing, Alex claims to see something in the dark. As Micah’s troubled history begins to catch up with him, he realizes that the shadows followed them from New Orleans. He’s not sure if it’s their demons causing trouble, or someone human who is murdering competition.
Javad has one rule. No fighting pits. It doesn’t matter that the savage battles have been a tradition among demons for eons. As the manager of the Viper’s Nest in Vegas, his word is law. Period. Then he hears rumors that some fool has dared to create a fighting pit in the middle of the desert. He goes in search of the hidden location, only to realize too late it’s a trap by his former master Vynom. The powerful vampire is determined to force Javad to fight once again. This time to the death.
Terra is a rare fey creature known as a Seraf. Long ago she’d been captured by Vynom and forced to heal the fighters he used in his pits. Javad had rescued her, and she’d given him a medallion. If he ever needed her, all he had to do was to speak her name and the magic would lead her to him. When she hears his call she doesn’t hesitate to rush to his rescue. Even when it means returning to the dark violence that still haunts her dreams. Can they escape the nightmare that nearly destroyed them in the past? And if they survive, are they willing to sacrifice the duties that have pulled them apart to battle for a future together?
Her lover lies in a magickally induced coma after being brutally attacked by an unknown creature.
Emma convinced the only way to save him is to somehow travel back in time to 1875 to prevent the creation of the creature, places her trust in a woman who turns out to be an enemy in more ways than one.
Nora has ulterior motives when she offers to help. She wants Cord for her own purposes. Both women want the same man. One will save him; one will doom us all. Which will he choose? Are Cord and Emma doomed before they start? Can they stop hell from being unleashed upon the world?
After their costly victory over President Krug and the Patriot Army, eighteen-year-old Kress and her Conspiracy travel to a newly medieval London, England where they are forced to fight their way through two warring factions amid a decimated hellscape. Their struggle for survival takes them on an epic quest through what’s left of London as they race to track down a pair of mythical twins, who are rumored to have the unique ability to enter the world of dreams. Pursued by a mysterious woman and her relentless bounty hunters called “Hawkers,” Kress and her friends—old and new—embark on a danger-filled, whirlwind crusade that makes their previous adventures look like a summer vacation.
Serenity is ready to give up. The queen is dead, and Serenity is left as the leader of the Draecus Clan, a nation that’s been revealed to the rest of the world. With her men at her back, though, there’s nothing she can’t do. She’s determined to carry on and get justice for her mother’s death. In this epic finale to the Draecus Clan series, Serenity and her five mates will rise, and anyone who gets in their way won’t live long enough to regret it.
Working at a game company is just a job, until a cosplay moment opens her eyes to another world beyond her own and exposes her boss for the demon he is. Serene hasn’t wanted much out of life. A car, a house, a job, and a few friends. That was her list. She ended up with a house that taxed her to the limit, a car that died at work, and a job that paid too little for her to be able to afford a new vehicle. She was thinking about working elsewhere when an urgent request puts her in a situation she wasn’t too fond of.
Dressing up as one of the bosses in the game had become part of her job, but she hated doing it in public forums where guys got grabby. A day’s appearance at the convention dressed as the demon queen was an exercise in dodging pinching fingers. The moment she could relax for the display, the crowd went wild. She couldn’t turn to look, but the hand around her wasn’t human, and it pulled her back into what appeared to be the game that she had been seeing all around the office. She wasn’t a gamer.
A demon assigns her a few quests, she completes one without trouble. Seducing him is the other. When the demon reveals her boss’s face, she is a lot less hesitant. Waiting for thousands of years for the woman reincarnated with the spirit of his wife has caused a lot of stress for the nameless god. Finding her was one thing, convincing the human soul that she was housed in to agree to let them reunite involved a detailed seduction. It was a good thing he had time to plan.
Declan isn’t the biggest lion shifter in the pride, but his courageous heart more than makes up for it. After being separated from his mother and family, the shifter has little to lose until the day he meets Jae, a young woman who generously offers him refuge in a moment of need. For the first time in his life, Declan’s heart has something to fight for beyond simple survival. So when a brutal enforcer threatens the one person he cares about, Declan’s response is fast, furious, and unforgiving. It also leads to devastating consequences. If they’re to make it out alive, Declan and Jae must outwit powerful enemies that will stop at nothing to exact their revenge. But winter is closing in and the wolves are circling closer. All Declan wanted was to protect the woman he’s falling for, but in trying to save her he might have just destroyed them both.
Betrayal has a way of making things clearer. When Kiema finally makes it back to Azica, she’s expecting some time to train and learn how to actually fight. With alliances made and battle lines drawn, she’s thrown into a tug of war between her two surviving relatives. And they don’t care if she gets ripped apart. Betrayed on both sides, she’s turning to the people she knows she can trust. Luckily, the family she’s been building for herself is more than capable of standing with her. Fighting on her side. Sharing their magic. Now, Kiema and her family are about to go to war, and it’s anyone’s guess who will come out the victors.
Calliope Taft has wanted a hunky shifter of her own ever since her best friends let her in on the secret of their existence. Just when she started to give up hope, a sexy tiger shifter claimed her as his own. Tane Ruslan hadn’t expected to find his fated mate right across the street when he returned home to Timber Ridge. Now that Calliope was where she belonged—with him—Tane intended to make all her dreams come true…and keep her safe from the bad guys who came looking for her.
The houses of Dawn and Violeta have declared war and I have to stop them. But I’m not alone. My name is Anastasia Noble and I have to go against my family to save everyone I love. After finding out secrets that have been hidden for years, now more than ever Anastasia and her men need to stop her sister before it’s too late. They say dreams don’t always come true. But mine do.
The Rattlecreek pack just won’t take no for answer. They claim it’s because I’m an eligible female, but I think they know about my gift. The alpha has found out information about my past, but more than anything, I’m afraid to find out. What if my mates don’t want me anymore? And they hand me over to Rattlecreek. Or what if whoever haunted my childhood is still following me? My parents are dead, my aunt is dead… And there’s been another fire. It might be time to leave before they hurt anyone else I love. My mates are everything to me, but I can’t live if they are harmed or killed.
“For you, I’ll wait an eternity.” Despite the spoils of a solid relationship and an idyllic life at Keystone, Raven is itching for the thrill of another big case. Things begin to heat up when a dangerous assignment falls in her lap. Searching for the mastermind behind an illegal fighting ring is no easy feat, but as the weeks roll by, Raven’s undercover job begins to take an unexpected emotional toll. It’s a deadly mission, and if she’s not careful, she could lose everything.
Mistaken identity. An accidental kiss. And the mating fever begins…When the sexiest woman alive walks up to Gabe and demands to make love, he knows he’s met his fated mate. But will falling head-over-tail for Serena turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life? Serena’s move to Colorado isn’t going as planned. Her new boss hates her. She’s falling in love with the wrong twin. And a stalker is sending her roses. Now both brothers are suffering from mating fever but only one man is Serena’s fated mate.
If Serena can survive the obsessive love of a stalker one brother will have the mate of his dreams. And the other—a chaotic fall into the wild.
They made her a pawn. She was meant to be a queen. Ava Burke has been a pawn in this game between the immortal gods for longer than she can remember. Even before she died on the streets of Chicago. Tormented in the Underworld, now claimed by a dark god, her only hope is to survive to see the next day. But time is running out, and only two paths remain: become the woman she was meant to be and fight to save her dying world. Or give into evil and rule at the dark god’s side forever.
VS Note: I’m happy to report my latest release COLONY UNDER SIEGE: INTERSTELLAR PLAGUE has been staying on the Hot New Releases lists, got some BookBub recommendations and 5 Star reviews! Thanks for all the support!
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. And I may mention ‘special items’.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…
I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post but after that I’m not responsible.