As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
IVOKK: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 12) by Veronica Scott
Proud enforcer of the Badari South Seas pack, Ivokk undertakes a secret mission back to their former home, in search of a cure for a mysterious illness affecting his soldiers, now in exile in the north. He’s ready to make any sacrifice to find the answer and help his pack brothers stay strong. He’s even willing to accept responsibility for the human woman assigned to the mission, although she’s a headstrong civilian, difficult and rumored to dislike his kind.
Sandara DiFerria was once a three star chef in the Sectors, but that was before the alien enemy kidnapped the entire adult population of her colony to use for experimentation. Rescued from the labs by the Badari, she does her part to support the rebellion now by running the vast commissary operation in Sanctuary Valley. All she asks is to be left alone until she can get back to the Sectors and pick up her old life again. Her one previous romantic brush with a Badari soldier turned out badly, ending in public humiliation. Add to that post-traumatic stress from her life before moving to the colony and she’s the last person to pick for a top secret mission. Or so she believes.
The Alpha running the pack disagrees and sends her to do the job under Ivokk’s watchful eye. Thrown together by the nature of the task they must undertake, the undeniable attraction they both feel grows. Will the dark secrets of Sandara’s hidden past create an insurmountable barrier between them? Can Ivokk and the tempestuous human chef find the answer to the Badari illness in time? Or will the elements and the enemy bring disaster?
Thantose, the brazen, brash, and ballsy pirate captain, wants me to pull him by a leash, his perfect body barely covered by a bejeweled loincloth. Why? So I can bid on the galaxy’s most expensive porn book. What could possibly go wrong? Brin – I was abused in every way after being abducted ten years ago. I had the courage and fortitude to survive against all odds. Now the galaxy’s boldest pirate wants me to be his mate. But first I need to complete the journey from surviving to thriving. Thantose – Her shipmates call her “Beautiful Brin,” in my mind I call her “MINE.” How do I pursue a female who doesn’t know the meaning of trust?
She’s stuck on the wrong planet…Lena is supposed to be back on Earth, but any chance of returning home was stolen by the aliens who kidnapped her. She’s safe from those pirates now, but she’s going crazy on Aorsa with nothing to do. Her only hope lies with Solan, the smokin’ hot military leader responsible for rescuing her from her former captors. She’ll team up with him to earn her wings—literally—but no matter what, they’re not falling in love.
He can’t claim a human…Things were simple in the military: follow orders, take out bad guys, protect his people. At home in Osais, Solan has a heap of family obligations and expectations he can’t live up to. Adding a human Match on top of things will only complicate matters, but a Matched unit could go far in the Synnr military. To bond with Lena, he has rules and one is more important than any other: their relationship is strictly professional.
But when they fail to gel as a unit, they’re sent off to intensive training in the middle of nowhere. Just Solan, Lena, and a house determined to hone them into the best team they can be. When sparks start flying, there’s nothing to stop the two of them from crashing together with explosive heat.
Beni has lived a charmed existence in Dunvar Citadel, but one that is coming quickly to an end. When she loses her position as transcriber in the citadel library to a newcomer, she knows that is only a matter of time before the council will insist that she marry. Although she dreads the idea of being one of many wives to her husband, her more immediate and pressing concern is her replacement—a man who is conspiring with the chancellor to weed out non-essential fiction that distract the women workers within the citadel.
In attempt to save the books, Beni herself ends up requiring saving when she falls into a river. Her savior, however, is far beyond anything she ever could have imagined. The Mintar is far from human in appearance and social niceties, he isn’t even particularly friendly, yet he promises to return her safely home. All that is required is a pretense of mating to keep the other males of his clan from courting her. That is certainly no hardship as far as she is concerned, especially not with so much in the village to keep occupied, alien scrolls to explore, and an opportunity to do what she loves. What she doesn’t plan on is falling in love with the stoic male who doesn’t want a mate.
Faltz carries the scars on his body and heart from losing his parents as a calf. Females are frightened by his appearance and he doesn’t consider himself worthy of having a mate and family when his parents died saving him. Caring for a lost human is an annoying inconvenience, but he is determined to see it through and get the feisty female home safely…even if that means deceiving his queen and entire clan by pretending a mating with her. When pretense turns into truth, Faltz’s honor is tested when he is forced to face one fact…when she leaves, how would he continue without her?
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note and it sounds intriguing. I put it on my TBR List…
Quinn thinks he’s a normal fifteen year-old. He plays video games, spends time with his friends, and crushes on a girl named Shea. But a shocking secret brings his entire world crashing down: he’s not a boy. He’s artificial intelligence.
After Quinn “wakes up,” he sees his world was nothing more than a virtual construct. He’s the QUantum INtelligence Project, the first fully-aware A.I. in the world–part of a grand multi-billion-dollar experiment led by the very man he believed to be his dead father.
But as Quinn encounters the real world for the first time, his life becomes a nightmare. While the scientists continue to experiment on him, Quinn must come to grips with the truth: his mom and brother don’t exist. His friends are all adults who were paid to hang out with him. Even other super computers aren’t like him. Quinn finds himself completely alone–until he bonds with Shea, the real girl behind the virtual one. As Quinn explores what it means to truly live, he questions who he can trust. What will it take to win his freedom . . . and where does he belong?
Ever since I escaped from the vicious Orkun warlord who took me as his bride, I’ve been hiding out on Wauru, doing whatever it takes to survive. I try to keep my head down and avoid drawing attention, but that all changes when I catch the eye of a stunning Kalixian male. From the first moment we meet, something indescribable and intense ignites between us. Sorsir looks at me like I’m the most precious thing he’s ever seen. He tells me he wants to take care of me. Protect me. But that’s the problem. It’s not just me I’m looking out for. When he finds about my daughter, will he still feel the same way?
Castalia – an outer moon to the dead planet, Axon. A paradise of floating cities and magnificent cerulean seas. Keira, the Princess of Castalia, loves Prince Asher from Katari, who she is destined to marry to keep the peace. Betrayed by her father. A pawn traded as property. Will Keira do what she must to escape Delta 4? Asher has no desire to be the future King. He cares for Princess Keira, and when he learns that she has been kidnapped he stops at nothing to find her. The clock is ticking as conflict and war looms between Castalia and Katari. Can Asher, with the help of Keira’s brother, Prince Riley find a solution in time? Will they save the girl from the clutches of a mad man, as well as maintain tranquility between both worlds?
Officer Adam “Lemon” Lehmann volunteered for experimental cybernetic upgrades to save his life, but the decision killed his career. Now working as a bar bouncer in a society which both fears and loathes cyborgs, Adam wants to lay low until either his aging human parts, or his glitching cyborg parts end his lonely life.
Eve Myer has critical information about her employer’s corporate corruption which is killing cyborgs. But when the internet whistleblower she meets at a bar takes a fatal shot meant for her, she clings to the sexy yet reticent bouncer’s offer of safety. She finds both protection and passion in his arms even as an unknown adversary is determined to destroy her information, and her. Adam and Eve struggle to keep their own secrets in the face of their escalating feelings and the mounting threat on their lives, even when that threat comes from each other.
After suffering a traumatic injury as a child, Dawn has lived a sheltered life under the shadow of tragedy. Despite her passion for botany, neither her family nor her limitations ever allowed her to pursue her dreams…until the day she encounters the Preor and they need help only she can provide.
Vende has grown weary. Weary of overseeing the engineering infrastructure for the Preor Third Fleet, weary of watching as his fellow warriors find their mates, and—after several failed Choosings—weary of trying to find his own. It’s time he face facts and resign himself to the life of a solitary warrior. Then he meets Dawn and finally understands the full power of the Knowing. Desire. Love. Need. But destiny can be cruel to those it sidelines. With the fate of the Preor hanging in the balance, Vende and Dawn must face seemingly insurmountable odds to find their happily ever after–not to mention save the warrior race from extinction.
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance. When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.
Spear el Gravaso—prince of Gravas and assassin—is on a mission to find his brother. His hunt had led him to an auction of Gravasian weapons that can only belong to the missing man. He needs to secure the items, get any information he can, and kill all those involved. Nothing and no one will stop him.
Sass was taken from a harsh life on the streets as a child and trained to be an assassin by the powerful Artemis. The lives of those she loves is on the line if she fails her mission—to win the auction of Gravasian tech. Only one problem—Spear is in her way. Their battle escalates, as does the explosive heat between them. When it comes down to it, they can fight each other and one of them will die or they can join forces. But can they trust each other?
Evil aliens plucked me from Earth and did terrible things. My alien rescuers say they want to help, but my body can’t help but shy away. But the more Coplan helps me recover, the more my mind starts to open up. He promises me that the sooner I tell him about what happened, the sooner I can go home. But going home means forgetting all about Coplan. The other Lunarians call him cold, but around me he’s warmth and heat and love. When he looks at me, it’s real, and I didn’t have that back on Earth where my life was carefully constructed perfection. I’m torn. I’m an influencer with millions of fans and my family back home who are sure to miss me, but I don’t know if my heart will ever recover from losing Coplan. And choosing to stay with him would be the biggest risk I’ve ever taken. Am I ready to be the mate of an alien warrior?
VS Note: Not a romance…
In the third and final installment of the Machine Dynasty, the rapture for which the self-replicating humanoid vN were engineered finally comes to pass. Now that the failsafe that once kept vN from harming humans has been hacked, all vN are discovering the promise – and the peril – of free will. Her consciousness unleashed across computer systems all across the world, the vicious vN Portia stands poised to finally achieve her lifelong dream of bringing humanity to its knees. The old battle between her and her grand-daughter Amy comes to its epic conclusion in the war for the very systems that keep the planet running. Can Amy get her family to the stars before Portia destroys every opportunity for escape and freedom?
VS Note: Author says “This story was previously published under the same title. It has since been re-edited, parts revised, and new content has been added.”
Collin Suthers was a kingpin of the underground before the world ended. But the destruction of civilization, the degradation and brutality, weren’t so different than the life he was used to.
He was never considered a good man, and dealing in things that were illegal on every scope, he felt no remorse in the acts he committed. But that world was now gone, and in its place was a vicious hell.
Being savage was the only way to survive, and what he was after, the only thing that could alleviate the solitude and isolation, the bone-deep loneliness of being utterly alone… was a woman.
Rebecca Shaw had always been a survivor, so when the life she once knew ended, she was no stranger to having to fight tooth and nail to stay above water. When three men ambush her, she knew she couldn’t take them all on, telling herself this was the end. She’d fight to the death. And then Collin arrived, a beast of a man, a savage who took out her threat with little effort. She couldn’t help but wonder if the possessive side Collin showed toward her was more dangerous than the savage world itself. Collin wouldn’t leave Rebecca. He couldn’t. Now that he found her, his obsession for the fiery female grew daily. When it came to something he wanted—Rebecca—he wouldn’t ever give it up. She was his now.
I’m in an alien zoo. The only problem is I’m the one in the exhibit. If I thought being abducted was scary it’s nothing compared to being gawked at by aliens everyday. Some of them look like they want to eat me while others look like they want to play with me. However, there’s one male who stares at me with a blazing hunger that’s as bright as his red hair. It makes me think he wants to eat me and play with me in the most sinful ways. I don’t have time for that, but it doesn’t stop me from asking for his help. He agrees only if I promise to be his mate. Yeah, whatever. I’ll say and do just about anything to get back to my sister. Can I walk away from the flames of his desire without getting burned? Or will he make me his, effectively incinerating my intentions to leave?
Christine Stewart is a regular woman just doing her job when she gets stranded in history. When she gets up for the day, her plan is simple: go to work, travel back in time to the year 1867 in Oklahoma to deport a cyber-criminal, then head back to her time in 2070 Los Angeles and get ready to go on vacation with her son, Michael. Then the system goes down and she—and dozens of other transporters around the world—are stranded in the past with minimal training and no supplies. Just when she thinks things can’t get any more dangerous, she is cast further back in time and thousands of miles away. As her goals shift from simply getting home to something much more dire to all of humanity, Christine must step outside of herself, work as part of a team, and ultimately make the choice between what it easy and what is right. Even if it costs her everything—including her one chance of ever getting home.
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note and she usually has romantic elements…I’m a huge fan of hers!
The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear, but the political situation is already overheated. Riots and sabotage plague the space program. The IAC’s goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes uninhabitable is being threatened. Elma York is on her way to Mars, but the Moon colony is still being established. Her friend and fellow Lady Astronaut Nicole Wargin is thrilled to be one of those pioneer settlers, using her considerable flight and political skills to keep the program on track. But she is less happy that her husband, the Governor of Kansas, is considering a run for President.
Have you ever woken from a nightmare? Well, I sure have…It all starts when I first gaze into those beastly eyes. My vision trails, pausing at his chiseled abdomen and massive biceps, his masculine body towering like a statue. A rough growl leaves his ferocious mouth, and my body freezes.
I’ve never seen an alien like him before…He lunges, and I don’t even think to put up a struggle. I don’t dare move. Exposed, vulnerable, and afraid, I surrender to his every whim. I fall for him. Harder than a shooting star. But as terrifying as he is, he shows me he has a heart. He’s not afraid to love me ’til the bitter end. For better or for worse, he is my alien beast.
We’re stranded on a distant planet with a bunch of horned caveman aliens. If our situation didn’t make me cry, I’d be laughing at it. But the truth is, we’re dying. Our ship crash landed. We have no food. Half of us have already died. The other half are next. The only hope? These brutish, caveman aliens called the Drokan. They’re warriors. They hunt their food. Kill their prey. Fight amongst each other. Their sweat glistens in the sun as they use their caveman bodies to smash things and cook them. They’re animals. Beasts. Brutes. And they’re coming for us. They think that because we crashed onto their world we’re their fated mates. That they can just pick whichever of us they fancy and throw us over their shoulder. Take her back to their cave or tree or mountain or whatever.
And claim us. Then protect us. Feed us. And make us have their babies. Well…you know what?
They’re freakin’ right. Sign me up!
I survived being abducted from Earth, being discarded on a planet of barbarian warriors, and then traded to a clan who isn’t quite so freaked out by my red hair. But I may not survive being stolen by the brutal Votris clan. I may not survive the damaged, savage beast they cage me with. And even if I do, can I survive losing him?
Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).
Being a sex goddess should be my dream come true—as much sex as I want, with magic powers to heal people, too. Until I realize the enormously strong human I desire most is completely off-limits. My people will put me in prison if I’m caught with a human. But one encounter together leaves me panting for more. So I whisk him away to an alien sex retreat. I soon discover not only is my big strong human a virgin, his bio-engineering might have made him the largest person I’ve ever seen, but also it made him unable to feel any sensation on his skin. We’ve got three days to try to heal him with my sex powers before I risk someone discovering us. Then I find out his biggest secret.
He’s a scarred alien warrior no woman of his species wants. But to me, he’s irresistible. I would have probably reconsidered leaving Earth had I known I’d get kidnapped by space pirates and sold to a barbarian race on an uncharted desert planet. Probably. But one smoking hot Xeki warrior makes me think otherwise. Ryker’s stare is so intense, it makes me forget I’m millions of miles away from home. Instead I find myself yearning for him to deliver on the things his smoldering eyes hint he wants to do to every inch of my body. He claims I’m his forever mate. And forever in his arms sounds mighty tempting. But is he the selfless lover I’ve always longed for, or yet another man telling me what I want to hear? And what the hell does a Xeki warrior see in a curvy human woman like myself?
Rescue comes with a price – I crashed on a supposedly uninhabited planet during a routine survey flight. Now I’m stranded. My co-pilot is dead, my radio doesn’t work because of the electrical storm, and I’m being hunted. When a massive alien, who crackles with energy appears out of the night, saves me from the beasts, I’m grateful for his help. Though I wonder how he got here. Did he also crash? For his protection he demands my surrender. Do I succumb to the storm?
Elizabeth only wants one thing in life: to be a successful doctor. She has no time for men or family, and no desire to explore the system. Until Rex, a stranger with an ice-cold glare shows up demanding she travels to his planet to save a woman’s life. He’s big. And intimidating. And she knows better than to go with him…until he forces her hand. Nothing on the planet Mudden is what it seems. They invited her here, so why is she in danger? And why does Rex lead her on one minute, only to reject her the next? She just wants to do her job and go home. But the Mudden men have a secret. And they have other plans for her.
VS Note: Listed in science fiction but sure is a romance-y cover…
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something generally blue…
Apparently, that’s what the Chimera Foundation is sending its two star scientists all the way across the country to go check out. In Vegas? Alex and Ash aren’t even surprised anymore. Until they are.
Erin likes control and order. She’s the person that remains calm in any situation—like getting abducted by aliens. Or living among frightening, hunky, battle-bred alien warriors called Luxirians. Or getting stolen in the middle of her bath by a strange, devastatingly handsome male with blue tattoos who thinks she’s his…As the Prime Leader’s only brother and a descendant of the royal bloodline, Jaxor’an had a bright future ahead. Until he threw it all away, driven by grief and anger, and disappeared into the wild lands of Luxiria without a trace. Now, ten years later, he’s returned…to steal away human females that will grant him the revenge he’s sought for so long. Only, he never expected that one of the females would be his fated mate, with her lush curves and dark, glittering eyes that promised him a revenge all her own. Erin always wanted a knight in shining armor. Instead, she got Jaxor’an—a half-mad cold brute in a loincloth. How could this possibly end well?
I’ve woken up on an alien moon. With actual aliens. Hot, furry, clever, kind…aliens. It’s all good though, I grew up on sci-fi shows…I’ve practically been trained for first contact. I’ve totally got this.
Cygnians and humans are like gasoline on an open flame—like a star just moments from going supernova. The attraction is instant, and the explosion is primal. Malik is the last Cygnian without a human mate. Every woman on Earth is throwing herself at him, begging him to bond to her. To honor a promise he made to his dying father, he refuses them all. Then she appears, and her scent drives him into a frenzy. Mary-Rose fell into a frozen lake in 1958. She wakes up 300 years later, in a terrifying future where every woman on Earth wants to jump into bed with teal-skinned aliens. She didn’t want to end up in bed with anyone until she was married. She always wanted a boy who would go steady with her. A boy whose shoulder she could rest her head on at the drive-in. A nice boy who respected her boundaries. At least that’s what she always thought she wanted. And then she met Malik. His body looks like it’s carved from marble, and his glowing blue eyes send shivers down her spine. She’s afraid of him. Afraid that if he so much as lays a finger on her she’ll lose control. But when he does touch her, she sees more in those icy blue eyes than lust. Is there more to his attraction that raw and alien urges? It took 300 years for her to thaw from the ice, but maybe all his heart needs is one touch.
“Would you risk the fate of the world to save your child?” She is an unwitting pawn. He is an innocent player. A game of hearts that will rock her world An incredible exchange that could save his. And a love story that could transform everything.Erin has one focus in life. Move forward. Never look back. At the tender age of 15, Erin survived a horrific tragedy. Now, seven years later, in 2022, she has built a new life and a new family. One that she would do anything to protect. Which is exactly what her enemies are counting on.Faced with another incredible out-of-this-world scenario Erin is forced to confront demons from her past. It is the only way she can save all that she loves from being destroyed by Tandro once again.But sometimes what you think you are fighting for is not always what it seems.
A mysterious earthquake erupts the night I catch my fiancé kissing another woman. A moment later, I’mcaught inside a parallel dimension, torn from the world I know. With no way out, I begin to lose hope. Until I meet Morgan—the gorgeous scientist who treats me like a queen. His touch feels right, but it’s so wrong. I’m still technically engaged and Morgan’s still mourning a loss of his own. As the clock ticks down to my last minute on this earth, my heart tears me in two different directions.
Can an alien military commander and a human woman find true love together? Burned by an ex, the last thing Evie wants is a husband, especially a seven foot tall, green-skinned alien. But when she applies to the Extraterrestrial Matchmaking Service on a dare, she’s paired with Vork. He’s big and dangerous and he hits all her buttons. Passion sparks between them, but does she dare trust this sexy alien with her heart?
As a career spacefleet commander, the last thing Vork has time for is a mate. But after a mix-up, he’s matched with a human female. He decides he’ll produce a child with her, then get back to his life in the stars. Until he touches Evie and a matebond flares on his palm. When a rival warlord challenges Vork and Evie is the prize, Vork will have to decide: Give Evie up or battle to the death to claim her as his bride.
Saying goodbye to their old life in the Wyr demesne in New York may be hard, but Dragos and Pia are determined to create a new life in the Other land of Rhyacia. At first, everything seems idyllic. Rhyacia is paradisiacal. Accompanied by old friends and new allies, the future looks safe and bright for Dragos, Pia, and baby Niall. But strange things are happening beneath the picturesque façade. Items move unaccompanied, buildings collapse without justifiable cause, and even the most Powerful residents of Rhyacia can provide no logical explanation for the events transpiring. Whispered rumors point to something called the unseen. As Dragos and Pia investigate, they uncover a greater mystery than they could have imagined, and they realize the startling truth…They’re not alone in Rhyacia. The land Dragos had thought was uninhabited hides many secrets, a shocking history that’s not quite ready to be buried, and something more. Something ancient, evil, and hungry. Something that wants to consume Dragos and take everything he holds dear. Something that just may be powerful enough to overcome the dragon…***This is book 1 in a series of 4 connected novellas. The first three books in this set will end in cliffhangers.***
In my quest to unlock four of my five elements, I have watched those I love fade into ash and ruin. Bearing the weight of soul-crushing loss, my friends and I must try to regroup and journey back to the only home I have left—the Obscurité Court. With the future uncertain, and the one person who could help my control my new powers missing, I’ve never felt more lost. The King of Lumière wants revenge for his lost brother, and I stand in his way. With a missing king, a lost prince, and a few unexpected allies, I will have to battle more than one enemy as the darkness wraps it’s claws in my future…and in my heart.
Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.
This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake.
A year ago, War had everything. A mate, a life, a pack. Now, he’s trapped in a world turned upside down. Where once there was a sun, there’s now only darkness. All thanks to a witch with a bloodthirsty vendetta. She stole his mate and drove every last werewolf mad, turning them into feral beasts hell bent on killing any human crossing their path. Without hope, War is lost…until a ray of light pierces his endless darkness. Emma. He’d know his mate’s scent anywhere. Only she can keep away the madness. Only she can return his humanity. But the humans won’t let her go easily, and War will have to risk everything to finally reclaim what is his.
Jessica has the perfect life, or so she thinks. No conflict, no struggle, just the same idyllic day, over and over. When a familiar figure from her past bursts onto the scene, it shatters the spell that’s kept her happy, but trapped, for so many years. The traces of her old life come flooding back, and she finds herself falling for the fae king who rescued her all over again. But the happy memories of her past with him aren’t all they seem, and she soon comes face to face with the devastating reason she left in the first place. Jessica must decide if she is willing to put her heart on the line again to give him a second chance.
Cullen is a fallen fae king, banished from the mortal world by his own treacherous brothers. His fate is sealed, until he learns that his one true love has been trapped in the faerie realm, hidden away from him for all these years. He spirits her away and rekindles their passion, desperate to make up for lost time. His life with Jessica won’t be secure unless he hands over his brothers. But if he can’t let go of his obsession with getting revenge, he just might lose his love all over again.
She bakes cupcakes. He bakes bad guys. Together, they’ll face incomprehensible evil, experience soul-searing romance…and take care of one hapless pug. Dallin the emerald dragon knows he’s been bad. After all, he almost did the unthinkable in his quest to save his dragon brethren from fae tyranny. Now he’s trapped in the human world, his emerald dragon powers have been restrained, and he has to protect a single woman who’s as soft as the cakes she bakes. Too bad just being near her is giving Dallin all sorts of ideas he has no business entertaining.
Johanna had no clue just how much her life was going to change when Dallin the dragon showed up on her doorstep, promising his protection and awakening her to a deep wanting she’d never experienced. But even though her life’s taking an unexpected turn for the better, there are people after both of them, and all of it’s linked to a past that Dallin can’t talk about.
Fun days and sensual, sleepless nights between the lovers give Dallin the distinct impression that maybe he’s found the one—his mate. But even though a life with Johanna could make the unredeemable dragon more happy than he could stand, there’s still something broken inside him that he can’t fix. And if he doesn’t learn to let Jo in and trust his heart, an unstoppable force from the darkness may destroy everything they hold dear.
he King must have his Queen….Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.
Cayce’s art is well-known and respected among her peers, and, as such, has spawned forgers, copycats … and enemies. But when her favorite model and best friend is murdered—the masterpiece painted on her skin cut off her body—Cayce knows she’s up against a collector of a very different sort.
Detective Richard Henderson doesn’t know much about art, but he knows what he likes. Of all the art mixed up in this case, it is the artist, Cayce, who fascinates him the most. While he understands her work contains an element of something extraordinary, he just doesn’t know what that is exactly or how she embodies it in her creative works of art. But, when other models show up dead, with more souvenirs taken from their bodies, both the artist and the detective realize much more is involved in this than just Cayce’s art … It’s all about Cayce’s soul.
Teagan Frost — the girl with telekinetic powers and a killer paella recipe — faces a new threat that could wipe out her home forever in the second book of Jackson Ford’s irreverent fantasy series. Teagan Frost’s life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a psychokinetic operative is going well. She might also be on course for convincing her crush, Nic Delacourt, to go out with her. And she’s even managed to craft the perfect paella.
But Teagan is about to face her biggest threat yet. A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles — home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can’t stop him, the entire city — and the rest of California — will be wiped off the map.
To die is no adventure. . .Tiger Lily knows that better than anyone. Death and the Tribes of Neverland have an intimate relationship, if only because their magic feeds the deity. Tiger has always walked in the darkness, and as a Daughter, she calls Death a friend. But Neverland is in trouble and Tiger finds herself in the middle of darkness she knows and a new insanity she doesn’t. With dangers forcing the Daughters together and the Croc at their doors, Tiger must come to terms with exactly who she is. Neverland has always belonged to the nightmares and Tiger Lily knows she’s one of them. When her secrets come to light, she’ll have to make a decision: either she must embrace the new chaos or dance in her darkness. Neverland will never allow her both.
Caitlyn always thought she was just your average small-town waitress, but she’s anything but average. Suffering from frequent headaches and vivid daydreams, her oddities mask a secret hidden deep within her mind—one that could defeat even the cleverest of psychics. When a mysterious circus arrives in town, Caitlyn is immediately drawn to it. While visiting the hypnotic show, she meets a seer who warns her of a gruesome future and urges her to stay away. But soon, Caitlyn finds herself ensnared in the show and the Ringmaster himself.
Recognizing Caitlyn’s powers for what they are, and believing they are the ones he has been searching for, the Ringmaster is determined to claim them as his own. Trapped within the circus and the Ringmaster’s devious grip, Caitlyn realizes that to escape the seer’s foretold fate, her only choice is to fight. Banding together with Bevier, an imprisoned psychic, Meg, an eccentric seamstress, and Daniel, a handsome magician, Caitlyn falls into the Psychic Realm to thwart the Ringmaster and stop the show before they succumb to his control and are trapped forever in his spectacle of souls.
One surge of magical power could free her — or short-circuit her future. Jake Wilcox thought he’d covered their tracks when he hid his love, weather witch Adara Grant, in a remote Wyoming town under the watchful guard of the Northern Arapahoe. He should have listened to his instincts that he was making a horrible mistake. Now Addie’s gone, taken in the dead of night by the very nemesis they thought they’d eluded. Locked away so deep in a government testing facility, it’ll take more than magical luck to find her, much less get her out alive. Addie is living her worst nightmare, and feeling every one of the three thousand miles between her and Jake. The temptation to use her wild gift to free herself is strong — but it’s not just her own life at stake. The facility is full of orphaned witches. And one faint signal that could be glimmer of hope — or a sign that luck has run out for Addie, Jake, and everyone they love.
Vampires don’t fall in love. Except I did. Not the best decision of my long life. I definitely cracked an unspoken line, but Ariana trounced me as far as line-crossing went. Very few acts constitute crimes in Vampire circles. Hers was the worst. I fled to the Old Country to buy myself thinking time. I still loved her, but what she’d done was so vile I couldn’t set it aside. The world is a very different place from when I went into stasis. I woke to wars on every side. Vampires are scarcely strangers to battle. No one’s ever accepted us, but they’ve mostly let us be. It’s different this time. Very different. Mortals won’t rest until they’ve wiped out magic. Normally, their efforts would be laughable, but they’ve coopted help from mages. Ones they’ve imprisoned and systematically stripped of power until the poor sods would agree to anything in exchange for their freedom—and their magic. We face huge problems, but I’m tackling them one by one. I’ll return to Ariana’s side, but perhaps only as her comrade-in-arms. Time will tell if we can be more to each other. Time and circumstances. In a world without magic, Vampires will wither along with every other magic-wielder. I cannot let that happen.
Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her. But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from. As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.
On a mysterious island where the very earth holds magic, masked assassins plague the city and strange creatures rise from the desert. Livio has riled against his destiny his whole life. Beatrice longs to escape her life of servitude. But when a twist of fate unites them, it is up to them to stop a deadly revolution. Are they just puppets in someone else’s game? Will they have to accept the hands they have been dealt or can either change their fortunes?
My favorite kill is Alpha Regha. Second favorite doesn’t exist—nothing and nobody else is a fair fight. I haven’t had one of those in too long as I lead my Warlords far and wide in pursuit of the imposter. So far, he’s eluded me, leaving me frustrated, moody as hell, and spoiling for battle. In this snow-covered border village, I sense no enemy. Only a dozen girls hiding in a barn—as they should. One of them is Rickie Lee, an Omega I instantly rename Kiki. She hates that. Too bad. There’s something different about Kiki, and it’s not just the sass that makes me laugh—or want to apply discipline. The imposter brands his assets, and she’s his. This is my last chance to destroy the enemy of the Regha crown. And if I can’t eliminate the enemy’s asset, I will conquer it. Kiki is mine.
There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.
Cowboy bear shifter Wyatt Reynolds spent ten years fighting for his country. Now he’s back in Huckleberry Valley and he’s trying to move on, but the ghosts of his past won’t let him. Tormented by nightmares and unable to get close to anyone, he just wants to be left alone. Melody’s not having it. The curvy vet thinks she can heal him, as if he’s another one of her wounded animals. But there’s far more to his story than she could ever know. If he told her the truth, she’d walk away forever, and he’s not ready to lose the only woman he’s ever wanted to claim as his mate.
Her name is Kaliya Sahni. Resident Tribunal Executioner, bounty hunter, and the last nagini. And she’s gotten herself wrapped up in mysteries she might never be able to solve. Kaliya finds herself stonewalled on the questions surrounding Raphael. Unable to find the answers she needs, she is reminded that she has a real job to do. She’s still at the beck and call of the Tribunal and she’s been lax on her duties. What should be routine quickly becomes a fight for survival as Kaliya finds herself in a situation that will test her might and quick thinking. Plagued by the idea that it somehow ties into the mysteries surrounding her new partner, Kaliya will stop at nothing to survive and continue her search for the truth. However, one thing is certain. Kaliya’s the one being hunted now.
When the new girl in school joins a group of teen witches, she and her friends must team up with a rival coven to take down a mysterious killer. New girl and secret witchl Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town. The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad’s not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high. When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it’s too late. Someone’s anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.
Sassy siren. Alluring beauty. Fragile human. Elin has a dream To mate a shifter To form a family It’s a rule of nature—shifters don’t leave their mates. Dominant alpha. Jungle beast. Sexy feline. Dylan has a duty To breed his females To build his Pride It’s a rule of nature—lions don’t have mates. Fated mates. Star-crossed lovers. Two months ago, the sexy lion shifter with the killer smile and smoldering eyes swept into Elin’s life like a whirlwind, then disappeared just as quickly. When Dylan ran, he hadn’t realized he was making the biggest mistake of his life, or that he was leaving behind more than a beautiful woman and a broken heart.
What is a siren without her power? I’m about to find out, and I have no problems embracing the darkness to do so. I was thrown into a literal hell, and every day feels like it could be my last.
But amid such darkness, I thought I found light with three men who’ve shown me happiness is possible even in a place like this. Except, maybe I was too quick to trust and give my heart away.
They say trust takes years to build, seconds to break… and I don’t think forever will be long enough to repair what they did to me. One will sacrifice himself for me. One will shatter my soul. And one will kill me to save me.
VS Note: Not a romance but a release of note…
When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?
Easy is the descent into Hell. Especially when you embrace the darkness. And it embraces you back.
Revenge is so close I can almost taste it. Belial has brought me everything I wanted and more- he served me vengeance on a silver platter, along with his heart. But my own faults have caused a rift between myself, Lucifer, and Azazel. If I want to destroy Satan and live happily ever after in Hell, hard choices must be made. And when the Dragon himself takes something I hold dear, the choice is final: I must wield the Sword of Light once more, even at the risk of being burned alive. I have no fear. After all, Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned.
A Halfling. My designation. A plague. An essential death sentence in the Underworld. Until I met him. A Noxia Prince.
He’s arrogant, a playboy, and the male who saved my life. Except he never gave me a choice, his blood tying me to him for an eternity of servitude. And I’m not sure I want to pay that price. An unspeakable past. Monsters haunt my nightmares. Most of them dead. But a few are still alive, and so I’ll hunt them. Torture them. Slay them all. Even if it brings about an early demise. A courtship signed in blood. One bite sealed my fate. But someone is playing a dangerous game, and she’ll stop at nothing to see me destroyed. Life is a journey to death. Sometimes the only way to truly live is to die. But I’m not going down without a fight.
Goblins and ghouls and magic, oh my! Hang tight to your britches, this laugh out loud adventure is about to light you up! Ousted from the Hollows Group, the shadow world has officially taken notice of me. With loan sharks sniffing around and knocking on my door, I need to figure out how my ex-husband pushed all his debt onto me, because it stinks of black magic and back alley dealings. Until I can get some answers there, I distract myself with a new job—working for a goblin. The job is as simple as hiding some paperwork for him. Only . . . someone else wants what he gave me. And they are playing dangerously dirty to get what they want. Throw in a lovesick bigfoot, a siren going through menopause, a demon next door, and two hot guys vying for my attention, and you’ve got my life in a nutshell. Well, that is if you don’t count on Robert showing up and saving my bacon again. Which he has to, because this time . . .this time I’ve really put my foot in it.
VS Note: A re-release
Though haunted by the recent deaths of two teammates, Jackson Crow knows that it’s the living who commit the most heinous crimes. As a police officer using her sometimes-otherworldly intuition, Angela Hawkins already has her hands full of mystery and bloodshed. Under the oversight of Adam Harrison, Jackson and Angela will join a newly formed unit of the FBI, with the extraordinary opportunity to use their psychic talents. And the first assignment calls to them too strongly to resist. In a historic mansion in the French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death. Most think she jumped; some say she was pushed. Yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits inhabiting the house—once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work. In this seemingly unsolvable case, only one thing is certain: whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion will cast Jackson and Angela straight into danger.
In exchange for favors to help his clan, PineRock’s dragon leader Wes Dalton agrees to participate in a charity auction. After all, one evening dining or dancing with one lucky bidder shouldn’t be too hard to endure. Then he notices the true mate he can never have in the audience—Ashley Swift. When she wins him for the night, the battle begins between what his dragon half wants and what his human half tries to deny.
Ashley Swift worked her way up the ranks of the American Department of Dragon Affairs and knows the ins and outs of dragon-shifters in her area. And while it’s against the rules and she knows it, Ashley is drawn to PineRock’s clan leader. They’ve danced around each other for years, but Ashley has finally found a way to spend an evening with Wes—a charity auction. Nothing in the rules prevents her from bidding, and she wins. One night is all she needs to get him out of her system, or so she tries to tell herself. As the pair dance around their undeniable attraction to one another, more than Ashley’s job or Wes’s position is at stake. They stumble upon unrest brewing in Reno, and it’s up to them to protect the clan. Only then can they think of a way to skirt the rules and be together.
I’m the daughter of heroes. I’ve trained my entire life to take my mother’s place as guardian of the world. I’ve prepared myself for being mated to four dragon shifters. But nothing could prepare me for this. I’m not mated to four men, but five. The Death Goddess has chosen her own champion and demands I take him as my mate too. If I refuse? She’ll unleash the realm of the dead upon my world. Too bad he’s the cruelest man I’ve ever met, and I want absolutely nothing to do with him. Neither do my other mates. But we’ll have to find a way to embrace his darkness…or watch the world fall into chaos once again.
A pink iguana convinced he can talk to a cat ghost. A woman’s psychic vision leading to another murder. And a witch who has no idea who to believe. Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, part-time witch and part-time amateur sleuth from Witch’s Cove, Florida, a beach town full of witches and gossips. Iggy—my talking pink iguana—just dropped a bomb on me, saying he just communicated with the ghost of some widow’s pet. I might have dismissed that nonsense if the man didn’t die the next day—just as this ghost cat had predicted! Now Iggy is determined to solve his murder, with or without my help. I was losing faith that anyone would ever need my services as an amateur sleuth, when a high-profile woman shows up to our office claiming she had a vision of her husband being murdered and wants me to look into it. The problem? He’s not dead. The sheriff dismissed her case, but that only gives me more reason to help her. Things get really weird when her husband actually is murdered, and guess who’s the number one suspect? You guessed it. This woman. There goes my first paying customer. I won’t abandoned her though. I’m determined to prove she’s innocent. When I’m not running around looking for clues, I waitress at the Tiki Hut Grill, so stop in for a smile and a great cup of coffee—or just to check in to see who where I am in solving the case.
He’s a fierce, ferocious, death-dealing beast. And he’s reading a book in her library...In a world of recently warring orcs and men, Rosa Rolfe leads a quiet, scholarly life as an impoverished librarian — until the day she finds an orc. In her library. Reading a book. He’s rude, aggressive, and deeply terrifying, with his huge muscled form, sharp black claws, and cold, dismissive commands. But he doesn’t seem truly dangerous… at least, until night falls. And he makes Rosa a shocking, scandalous offer…Her books, for her surrender. Her ecstasy. Her enlightenment… Rosa’s no fool, and she knows she can’t possibly risk her precious library for this brazen, belligerent orc. Even if he is surprisingly well-read. Even if he smells like sweet, heated honey. Even if he makes Rosa’s heart race with fear, and ignites all her deepest, darkest cravings at once…But surrender demands a dangerous, devastating price. A bond that can’t easily be broken. And a breakneck journey to the fearsome, forbidding Orc Mountain, where a curious, clever librarian might be just what’s needed to stop another war.
Maddie Graves-Winters has settled into married life with her husband, Nick, and is looking toward the future. When an invitation to a special retreat, strictly for psychics, lands in her lap, she decides it’s time for a leap of faith.
As the owner of Casper Creek, a cosplay Western town in Kentucky, Hannah Hickok is in a precarious position. A recent incident involving the death of a tourist – and a member of her own coven – has Hannah struggling. That’s why she agrees to host a bunch of psychics in her town.
Maddie and Hannah are both magic in their own way, although they approach life from different directions. Their worlds are about to collide, though.
When the most famous psychic in attendance – a woman who was both prickly and full of herself – is murdered in broad daylight, they’re going to have to work together to solve a terrible crime.
What do you do when your victim was hated by everybody, to the point where she kept a list of her enemies? Dig deep. That’s what. Even then, though, it’s going to be a bumpy ride … and the ending might not be happy for everybody.
It wasn’t easy, but I did it. I broke into Magical Prison. Now, I need to get my sister and break us out of here. Only that proves so much harder than I ever anticipated. Harder and much more painful. People are out to get me—guards and outsiders too. They’re out to get Sophie too. Breaking out just might spell doom for the Aldercross’ twins.
Persie’s got the keys to the kingdom. She’s spent months training hard, taking names, making friends, and Purging beasts with a newfound confidence. Everything, she thinks, is going swimmingly. But secrets are brewing in and around the Institute, ushered in by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who is fundamentally opposed to everything Persie stands for. But he’s fascinated by her. And he needs her help. While Persie is forced to confront her entire belief system, Nathan struggles to hide dangerous secrets of his own. The awkward, bookish, monster-loving scholar’s aide is much more than he seems—but if the truth were known, he would lose everything.
VS Note: Saw this on the excellent Whiskey With My Book blog…
Always the dutiful daughter, Lady Joselyn is weeks away from marrying a rival lord in order to save her house. However, she suddenly finds herself in the clutches of an ancient beast she’s only ever heard of in legends. More terrifying than that is the beast’s master, a wild man who insists Joselyn is his bride by right, and plans to seal his claim in blood. Wyvern-rider, Hollen, has finally captured the woman of his dreams, though he quickly learns waiting for her was less than half the battle. His new bride wants nothing to do with him and Hollen knows he only has one chance to change her mind. Their wills pitted against each other, Joselyn will go to any lengths to free herself from this savage and fulfill her marital contract. Her father’s life depends upon it. To win her over, Hollen will do whatever he must, even if it means keeping secrets. Even as she plots her escape, Joselyn begins to wonder if one can also be bound by a duty to their own heart.
Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather’s overstuffed mansion—a veritable cabinet of curiosities—once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables). Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them.
CASE NAME # LOUISIANA ANGELS – Never once did we think someone would start kidnapping and killing our most prized possession, our children. As more of our innocents are taken, they are in a race against time to find and stop the monster who is preying on the children. The killer is two steps ahead and growing more vicious with each kill. I’ve placed three of my most trusted warrior on the case; Harlem, Prince Raian, and King Rio.
DETECTIVES ASSIGNED: For Detective Harlem Kahn, this case is personal and leads her to rehash things in her past, she’s tried to bury. Not only does she have to deal with the case, but the growing attraction she has for the two men she has been paired with to solve it.
Prince Raian is there to make sure that Harlem and the PD stay away from his vampire clan. But once he meets the chocolate beauty, he is drawn to her and struggles to push her away, when all he wants to do is pull her closer.
King Rio has been forced into a position, he never wanted, as punishment for exposing our existence to the world. For years, he has searched for his lost mate, Avery, but has come up empty-handed. However, when he is in Harlem’s presence, he senses things in her that reminds him of his soulmate. Could his search for his missing piece be over?
VS Note: A re-release, re-edited.
To be soulmates they first have to survive. A serial killer stalks the streets of Boggslake, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire. Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans. One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can’t ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Boggslake, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he’s found a new home. After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer’s next target.
SoCalGov Stalker Kai Gracen always knew Death walked in his shadow. Enough people told him that, including his human mentor, Dempsey. Problem was, the old man never told him what to do when Death eventually caught up.
Where Tanic, his elfin father and the Wild Hunt Master of the Unsidhe Court, brought Kai pain and suffering, Dempsey gave him focus and a will to live… at least until everything unraveled. Now caught in a web of old lies and half-truths, Kai is torn between the human and elfin worlds, unsure of who he is anymore. Left with a hollowness he can’t fill, Kai aches to find solace in the one elfin he trusts—a Sidhe Lord named Ryder—but he has unfinished business with Dempsey’s estranged brother, a man who long ago swore off anything to do with the feral elfin child Dempsey dragged up from the gutter.
Reeling from past betrayals, Kai searches for Dempsey’s brother, hoping to do right by the man who saved him while trying to keep ahead of the death haunting his every step. Kai never thought he’d find love or happiness as a Stalker, but when Death comes knocking at his door, Kai discovers a fierce need to live life to the fullest—even if that means turning his back on the people he calls family.
Looking for a quick buck to help feed her addiction, Cressa “Goldie” Locke helps herself to a nice looking house, hoping to score some jewelry to pawn. She’s perfected the art of small-time crime to keep from getting busted, but this time she may have gotten a little more than she bargained for. She picked the wrong house…or maybe it was just right. When she wakes up in a hospital bed, Cressa knows she’s been caught red-handed and there’s no getting out of it, so she has no other choice than to come clean. She wasn’t expecting the owner of the house to also be a doctor, or for him to actually care for her. Why would he, when no one else ever had?
Dr. Myles Ursa has a soft spot for taking care of those in need. After all, he took an oath when he became a physician. So when he realizes the thief he found in his house is more than just a common criminal, but someone needing help, instead of pressing charges, he vows to save her, against Detective Horner’s advice. But she could also be the golden opportunity the police need to bust the drug dealers for good. Unfortunately, word on the street is Cressa’s a snitch, and she’s got some big baddies looking for her. Enemies come in all forms, and Myles may have bitten off more than he can chew. But he’s determined to help Cressa turn her life around and clear her name, no matter how dangerous things could get.
While walking through the tunnels of her family’s estate in England, successful singer-songwriter Amanda Marceau travels through time and into the arms of Alexander Montgomery, the Royal Navy Admiral who captures her heart. Months later Amanda’s forced back to the present with Alexander’s daughter, heartbroken they’ve been separated, and shocked to discover she’s pregnant. Hoping Alexander will find his way through time to her, she’s later devastated to learn he was killed for being a spy at the dawn of the American Revolution. Unable to cope with the horrible consequences, Amanda suffers an epic breakdown, and tucks away the memories that are just too much for her to bear.
But Alexander Montgomery wasn’t executed, nor has he forgotten Amanda. He’s spent each day planning, searching for, and finding his wife and his daughter. He’s made the jump through time, and is using everything at his disposal to reunite his family in the twenty-first century. Then he learns that Amanda has amnesia–she can’t remember the time she spent in eighteenth-century Britain–and has no idea who he is. More determined than ever, Alexander knows it will take all of his love to restore her memory–or just maybe win her heart anew.
After surviving the harrowing ordeal of vampiric Jubokko trees and Gashadokuro’s particularly insistent concerns about a haunted book, Clue is looking forward to enjoying her vacation. Spring Break has come for Hyperion Community College which means a week off for Clue, and she’s made plans to enjoy it with Cosmo. The two of them are partnering in Scorpius’ Annual Spring Fishing Tournament in the billfish competition. With Clue as his partner, Cosmo is planning to win. Having the handmaiden to Palena, Goddess of the Ocean Waves, on his boat, he believes Clue will bring him the luck he needs to land a winning marlin. However, they aren’t the only ones hoping to catch something. The Fuguruma yohi who has been haunting Clue’s books has been doing everything it could to draw her attention to a particular story in Tales of Plum Blossom Forest. It’s the story of the farmer’s second son, who left home to become a fisherman. Sadly, he was lost at sea, and the fishing buddies soon learn for themselves why. When the Sea Harpy is swallowed whole by Bake-kujira, a ghostly whale, Clue has no choice but to must solve the mystery because their lives as they know them depend on it.
The wolves are at her door, but can she trust the villain offering her protection? Vivian James took seeing ghosts for granted until the day they vanished along with the person she cared about most. Now, plagued with visions of the future, all she wants is revenge on the creature that destroyed her life. Even a devil’s mask can slip. Argus Ward is hunting the creature wreaking havoc in the kingdom. He used the kingdom’s oracle to track its movement, but now that the oracle is dead, he’ll need to use Vivian. She might be a fool to put her trust in a gangster, but there’s something about him that keeps drawing her closer. Their partnership is straightforward, find the beast and get revenge. But, things are never that simple when love, murder, and werewolves get in the way.
When Lin Coffin wakes from a nightmare, a bright red light is shining into the bedroom, but at first, she can’t find the source of it. Red light, a ghost, and nightmares that warn of danger to loved ones lead to a mystery that needs to be solved, and quickly. Will Lin, Viv, Jeff, and their friends be able to uncover the mystery of the haunted hotel before some of them are placed in danger, or worse?
My clients at my vet clinic have always called me an animal whisperer. I’ve never questioned it. Until I started hearing monsters too. A man came in right at closing with a sick dog. The dog told me why he was sick and I was able to treat him. I had no idea his owner would kidnap me. I had no idea his owner had an entire dungeon of monsters he wanted me to treat. I’ve met a minotaur, a mysterious kraken, a phoenix, and this really massive spider. I can hear them too. If monsters are real and I can talk to them, then what am I?
Skye: I’m a lone wolf, but I’ve left the forest to fight against demons who’ve taken over the world. Right now I’m with a pack in Baltimore, but their alpha respects my ways. I take assignments from him, but I live alone and fight alone — until the night I’m attacked by a swarm of bat demons and a hot little snake dancer jumps in to back me up. For me, it’s lust at first sight, but it’s more than that. I think this adorable little tough guy is my mate, even though he’s not a wolf.
Erik: I’m called Snake Charmer. Dancer. Contortionist. Spirit twin to an alien serpent who has always been my protector. My life has been a series of horrors with some beautiful experiences tossed in. I’ve learned to be independent, especially after my best friend and I were brutalized in an attack that left her dead. Now I’m out for revenge, and it’s brought me to Maryland, directly into the path of a gorgeous werewolf who makes me feel things I never dreamed of. It can’t last, though, and nothing, not even desire this deep, will come between me and my vendetta.
He’s not an alpha. He’s the alpha. And he’s going to breed me. I used to believe beasts like him were nothing but legends and folklore. Then he came for me. He is no mere alpha wolf. He is the fearsome expression of the virility of the Earth itself, come into the world for the first time in centuries to claim a human female fated to be his mate. That human female is me…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Helga has competition. A new superstore has come to town and set up shop close by. Not only that, but it’s taking a hit on her business. Meanwhile, Jacob, resident detective and Helga’s old school chum, needs her help with two murders. The murdered women got away with murdering their husbands. Have the spirits of their husbands come back to seek revenge? Did someone else not take kindly to these women getting off scott-free? Or is there something deeper going on that involves magic of a sinister kind?
The past is just a heartbeat away. Right from the start she knew it wasn’t about love.As the youngest daughter of a wealthy family in medieval England, Lady Jane of Acton has been betrothed to Ged Twyfford, the son of the Earl of Roseworth, since she was a baby. A dynastic marriage such as theirs is about power and property, not love but even so Jane desperately yearns for her husband’s approval. But Ged’s rare visits to her bed are for the sole purpose of producing an heir, and she’s even failed at that. How can Jane win her husband over when she cannot even be the wife he needs her to be? Would one last chance be enough? Could he make things right, even now?
Ged Twyfford doesn’t know what he’s missing in life. A powerful vampire, he’s lived for close to six hundred years and seen a lot during his time but his past still haunts him. On a whim, he purchases Roseworth castle, the keep he used to rule as lord. Mostly in ruins now, the castle is a shell of what it was when he was still a mortal but Ged is determined to make Roseworth his home again. Maybe this is what he’s been missing, maybe he needs a place to belong at last.When a woman emerges from the lake beside his castle, looking and sounding a lot like the wife he lost over five centuries ago, Ged assumes she’s a witch out to dupe him. But what if she is who she claims to be? Ged finally realizes just what he had, and just how precious to him was the wife he betrayed all those hundreds of years ago. Do they really have a second chance or is it just too late to start over?
Life has never been better for Leda Pandora, the Angel of Chaos. She is married to the archangel Nero Windstriker, the love of her life. And she commands a vast territory, surrounded by her closest friends and family. Everything is perfect—until the Earth’s magic goes haywire. Now blood has become poison to vampires, witches are being killed by their own potions, and beasts can pass right through the magic barrier that separates civilization from the plains of monsters. And with each new incident, uncertainty and fear are growing stronger in both humans and supernaturals, driving them to violence. If Leda can’t find a way to stop these phenomena, it won’t just be the end of all magic on Earth. It will be the end of humanity itself.
Welcome to Chipping Cheddar, where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight. When an artist in Chipping Cheddar disappears under mysterious circumstances, Chief Fox enlists my help to solve the case. An inspection of the artist’s most recent paintings reveals there’s magic at work and I have to get in touch with my inner Rembrandt in order to access it. Meanwhile, life takes a sharp turn for frenemy Sassy Persimmons and I find myself in the unexpected position of offering her comfort while offering my evil family a piece of my mind. Can I locate the missing artist before it’s too late or will we both be out of the picture–permanently?
Everything changed the night I ran from Uncle Clint. And everything changed again the night he tracked me down. The four alphas who’ve each claimed me as their mate kept their promise to protect me. They came for me. They saved me. For one beautiful, blissful moment, the five of us were united, joined more closely than I’ve ever been with anyone. And then, in the space of a single heartbeat, my world turned upside down. Witches threaten the borders of shifter lands, insurrection brews within the packs, but the greatest danger of all might come from… me. Will my potential mates accept me now that they know the truth? Or will our bond be broken before it even has a chance to fully form?
A beauty injured in the line of duty trades her remaining life for her father’s as a living trophy for an ancient beast. Allura was shot in the line of duty, and the radiation is slowly eating her cells. Her life will not be long, so she is discharged and sent home to die. Her father was off on a trading mission, and he runs afoul of a terrifying creature who straps an explosive device to his head to ensure that the merchant will send the most beautiful thing that he sees back to the beast.
Allura doesn’t mind leaving home. She doesn’t want to have her family watch her fall apart. She agrees to be something pretty for the monster to look at for as long as it lasts.
The creature has a plan, an agenda, and he is willing to spend the rest of Allura’s life pursuing it. It is a good thing that he has the cure for her particular brand of radiation poisoning. As long as she abides by his rules, she gets the treatment, whether she knows she is being treated or not.
Wolf shifter and carpenter Jake Rowly left his home town of Virtue straight out of high school and never planned to return. But a broken heart sends him back into the fold, because if there’s one thing Virtue doesn’t have, it’s any chance of romantic complications. Then he meets newcomer Mabs Brannigan, and realizes fate has brought him home again….All single mother Mabs Brannigan wants is a safe, friendly place to raise her young son. When a distant relative leaves her a falling-down farmhouse in upstate New York, it seems like the chance of a lifetime to start over…until an unethical contractor runs off with her money and she’s left with the devastating truth that she may have to sell the farm that she and her son have already come to love.
Jake needs a place to stay. Mabs needs a carpenter. It seems like a match made in Heaven, but Jake doesn’t want to move too fast with a single mom trying to build a new life…and Mabs can’t imagine a gorgeous, sexy guy like Jake would be interested in anything more than her amazing old house.
But when Mabs’s past comes back to haunt her, and winter traps them together, Jake and Mabs find they’re ready for whatever romance may bring…and that the house holds more secrets than they know!
Battle Mage or Magical Engineer? Easy choice, right? Engineer. Obviously. I’m Charisma Carter, tech genius and nerd extraordinaire. I actually used to be Charisma Silverstorm, member of one of the six elite Arcane Families, until my family shunned me when I turned 18 because my magic wasn’t strong enough. However, where I lack in magic I more than make up for with the tech I develop, if I do say so myself. Apparently, I’m not the only one. From the minute I received my diploma as a magical engineer, it seems like my world has turned upside down. Now members of all six families are competing to get me to work for them. They’re willing to use anything, from bribes to charm.
It’s not enough that the heirs to Arcane are walking sex gods, they also have a lot of money and exceptional magical skills. As our paths intertwine, I have to try to stay true to who I am, who I’ve always been, and not succumb to their charms. But how can a girl resist when the future she always dreamed of is right at her fingertips?
Assassin – In my world, you need to be the biggest and baddest in order to survive and I’m the biggest and baddest there is. Men fear me as if I am death himself and women want me as if I am a gift from the gods. I am the great elf Assassin and the last of my kind. So, what’s my secret to surviving in the Locke? It’s simple: don’t form attachments and never get involved in other people’s problems. I’ve lived by those rules for centuries. But, one chance meeting with a doe-eyed little girl changes everything. One decision sets me on a cataclysmic journey.
Lilly – Safe, predictable, boring Lilly. That’s what my friend calls me. She also says I’m the last living twenty year old virgin. She may be right. But all of that changes when I get one night with a handsome stranger. What could go wrong? One Decision alters their future. One Decision sets their path. One Decision may save their world.
After their exes are exposed for the liars they are, Sofia and Max are able to finally kindle their love in public. But one thing divides them: Max is a powerful wolf shifter and Sofia is just a human. In this story of love and betrayal, no one is safe unless they become powerful enough to shift. Sofia and Max will stop at nothing to protect their love, including taking risks that will put them both in danger. After they are both betrayed by their exes, it seems no matter where the couple travel, they’ll always be at risk. Sofia and Max will never stop fighting for their love, and they aren’t alone—they have a strong group of shifters to back them up and support their romance.
The world is in danger. The murders aren’t random. They have a vile purpose. Sora Suen is determined to stop them. But life likes to throw obstacles in her way. One of them is Voss Jane.
He can’t can’t make up his mind about whether she’s the enemy or an ally, and she refuses to do it for him. Then there are the real bad guys. More and more are crawling out of the woodwork, and all of them have one focus. Her. But Sora isn’t afraid of them. She has herself, and she has Devil.
Together they’ll burn them all to ash.
I have no interest in being a demon’s plaything. I shouldn’t even be in the Fallen City of Elisium, but all it took was one Nephilim jerk proclaiming me to be tainted and that’s exactly where I wind up. The demons in this dark metropolis are vile, wicked beings, though none more so than Kincaid: the cruelest and most powerful of them all. To ensure my safe return home, I must strike a bargain with him. Forty days in exchange for my freedom. It’s not like I have much choice, so I agree. If Kincaid’s interest in me can help solve the riddle of my origin and aid in my escape from Elisium, I figure it’ll all be worth it. Only, the more time I spend with Kincaid, the more the tenuous line between love and hate melts away. Soon, I’ll be forced to confront something far more disquieting than the truth of my heritage: a confusing connection with a demon that I cannot deny.
A complicated journey – Always responsible Raina knew her twin sister, Helena, was flighty, but abandoning her baby tops it all. Raina considers raising the child herself, except her sister insists Raina take the baby to his father. The stressful situation is complicated by a stranger demanding she repay money her sister stole. Getting out of town seems like the right thing to do.
Raina doesn’t know what to expect when she arrives on the north slope of Alaska, but the tall, hunky man with piercing blue eyes captivates her from the moment they meet. She’s so captivated in fact, Raina fails to correct Braxton when he calls her “Helena.” Now, she’s impersonating her twin, hiding from a thug and falling for her sister’s ex. It’s complicated.
A mysterious mate – Polar bear shifter Braxton is shocked when his one-night stand from a year ago appears on his doorstep with a baby! Even more surprising are the changes in Helena. Now, she’s curvy, clever and brave when it comes to protecting their child. When they met last year, she smelled vaguely like his mate. Now, he can’t keep his hands off her and the polar bear inside him wants nothing more than to permanently mate with the pretty human. He needs to solve the mystery of his mate before he falls any deeper in love. But a dangerous criminal has followed her to his sleepy little town, and Braxton’s not about to let anything happen to his mate or child.
I never knew how much I relied on my power until it was gone. Stolen from me. I made a stupid mistake. I spent the night with a woman who was a stranger to me. One-night stands are generally not my thing. I am sure she was the one who took what was mine. My power. There is no other logical explanation. Now I can’t find her. Every lead goes up in smoke. It’s like she never existed. I am on the verge of giving up when a stranger approaches me. She claims to know where the mystery woman is.
My name is Morgan. We know about them. About the creatures among us posing as humans. Some are good. Most need exterminating. I run into Dr. Lyre Jennings while on the trail of one such creature. One thing I know for sure is that he isn’t human. I have no idea what he is. Not yet. My mission is to find out…and to take decisive action if required. Lyre is a heart surgeon. All of his intentions seem honorable. On paper, he’s perfect – right down to his brooding good looks. I know from experience that looks can be deceiving. I need to ignore my growing attraction to him so that I can get to the bottom of this whole situation. My best friend’s life is on the line.
VS Note: From late June…
Meeting your mate is supposed to be an amazing experience. Getting rejected by him, however, is a different story. And it’s Harmony’s story. Her mate chose her sister over their bond and she’s forced to hide the painful experience to avoid hurting someone she loves. When she can’t bear seeing them together any longer, she decided to move away and join her aunt’s pack in Hawaii. It was her first day in a new school when she locked eyes with Trevor and her heart starts beating for this gorgeous man. Mate. How is this even possible? Fate plays with her again when he rejects her too. How is she going to face all the problems life had thrown at her? Will Harmony be done with mates or is she finally getting the love of her life with her second chance?
The Virgin Mate – My family wants to trade me like a piece of property. And force me to marry a cruel man who only wants my virginity. I flee, and find refuge in Texas. I get lucky, because my next-door neighbor is a sexy doctor. When I break my arm, my handsome doctor mends the bone, and When my father sends a thug to kidnap me, my gorgeous doctor rescues me. He promises to marry me, to protect me from the mob. We host a fake wedding, But when he touches me, my passion is real.
Our marriage might be pretending, but there is nothing fake about how much I want this smoking hot man.
The Irish Doctor – Thirteen years ago, my dragon shifter tribe was decimated by witches. I followed my brother to the States to start a new life. I miss my Irish home, but I’ve settled in Texas, as a doctor to humans. The best part of my home is my neighbor, a beautiful young woman. When a man breaks in, and tries to abduct her, I rescue her. She confesses her secret. She’s a virgin, and her family is forcing her to marry. I vow to protect her, and fake a proposal. Despite the fake marriage, this woman is my mate, but I hide the truth about my heritage. Her family sends the mafia after us, and I will do anything to protect her. Even if it reveals the truth about who I am. Can an Irish dragon shifter protect his virgin bride from her past?
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