VS note: I’m still experimenting with adding the Kobo links, evaluating the time it requires…
TO WAKE A DRAGON: A VENYS NEEDS MEN BOOK (TROPICAL DRAGONS 3) by Naomi Lucas
It’s been eight years since the red comet flew across our skies. Eight years since the blood moon. No dragon has been seen or heard from since. Until now. As one of the guardians of my tribe, I’m known as Milaye, a Protector of the Mermaid Coast. I’ve never had the honor of consideration as a future matriarch or a match for one of the rare males born near the Forbidden Jungle. I’ve kept my wishes hidden—despite my envy for my fellow tribemates who are happily mated. I’ve lost hope for such a life long ago. But one day, my ward flees into a long lost cave deep beneath the jungle brush. A cave, I soon realize, that holds a long-dead giant monster. A dragon. But he isn’t really dead after all.
She doesn’t believe in alien life on Earth…Brin Andersen is a hoax buster with a big internet following. And now she’s on a quest to reveal the most ridiculous hoax ever: the rumor of—get this—an extraterrestrial dating service in some tiny Montana town. But after her production equipment is stolen, she’s stranded without resources. When an aloof, sexy security guard asks for her help with a missing person search, maybe this episode featuring the would-be secrets of Sunset Falls won’t be a total bust after all. He doesn’t believe in alien loving on Earth…Fynix Sol is to blame for his beast battalion’s exile from Xymir. And now they are hiding on Earth until they can bind their hungry beasts to willing mates. But that chance will be lost if the IDA outpost reopening fails to launch. Sol knows he doesn’t rate a mate, not after what he did, but if he can trick an unsuspecting Earther into finding the missing proprietor of Evens’ Odds & Ends Shop, at least his crew might be saved. He just needs to keep his beast hidden from the sharp-eyed, softly curved Brin. They’re both wrong. But together they are oh-so right. It’s hard to believe in the power of love, especially when some mysterious adversary is confounding them. Can Brin and Sol trust each other long enough to discover who hates love enough to destroy the Big Sky Intergalactic Dating Agency before it begins again?
She’s locked in a prison of silence. Can a mind-reading alien free her? Cassie Steward has not spoken a word. Ever. A congenital birth defect robbed her of the ability to speak. Craving independence from her overprotective, well-meaning mother, she gets a job at the antique store in their small town. Yet, the fact remains she’ll always need to write notes to communicate. Then she meets Psy, an alien with telepathic abilities. From the moment his mind touches hers, the universe seems within her grasp, and she envisions fulfilling all her dreams with Psy at her side.
Soon after encountering the beautiful, shy Cassie, Psy realizes she’s his genmate. It doesn’t matter she can’t talk—he loves her as she is. But as their telepathic connection deepens, he begins to suspect her inability to speak is more than a congenital happenstance. Something far more sinister appears to be keeping her a virtual prisoner. He’s certain his psychic powers can unlock the secrets in Cassie’s mind. But will revealing the truth liberate her…or destroy their bond?
I was supposed to be saving lives…Not falling in love with my coworkers…After one last mission, I was told I could retire and remain on Destima as a researcher if I so chose… But the Stars had other plans for me. I have been urgently recalled to my base for an emergency to save those whom I have grown great respect for. I have recruited help from the Circuli healers, but something about them is calling to me, making it hard for me to separate work from leisure. Unable to resist their temptation any more, we have formed a clan with only one goal in mind: FIND THE CURE. Now, it’s a race against their biological clocks whether I can save my Beacon’s nestmates. I hope they will still be alive whenever SHE returns.
He’s tall, quiet, and evades her at every turn…Virologist Kemina Perez didn’t think to be at the center of a fierce alien’s fight to save his species. But now she is, and it’s put her on an interesting path—one filled by a dark Askari with beautiful green eyes and a reserve that makes her have to corner him just to get him to talk to her. There’s something special about Jadar, though; she can’t quite put her finger on it. When Mina does, it turns out she’ll span worlds and more just to stay by his side. ***Jadar’s seen enough of Aderus’s trials with Tori to know he’d rather keep his distance when it comes to their new allies. Except there’s one who refuses to leave him be…even if he can’t deny the appeal of her springing tresses and inquisitive mind. To wage a combined war, they’ll have to work together, and in doing so, help him kindle a part of himself he’s never really forgotten.
Justine: Alien planet life isn’t so bad. I’ve taken a vow of celibacy so the perfect male specimens walking around with their bulging muscles and other…bulges…don’t do it for me. I’m content to live my life and avoid the one male with the soft voice and all-knowing eyes who has me rethinking that vow. But our peaceful existence is threatened by enemies who want to use my human friends and I as nothing but breeders. I spent too long without control of my life to sit back on the sidelines during an alien war where my friends and I are the spoils. I’m slapping on warpaint and suiting up alongside my alien saviors. No one controls my destiny but me.
Nero: Justine is mine–I knew it the moment I met her. But she requires patience and a gentle touch. I can’t rush this, or I’ll never win her over. But as war looms, I realize I might have waited too long. My role is crucial to ensuring the Drixonian’s complete freedom from the exploitative Uldani, and it’s a mission I might not return from. Even worse news? Justine insists on fighting at my side. What she doesn’t know is that my patience has come to an end. By the time I’m through, she’ll beg me to claim her.
Almost thirty years ago, a top Enforcer from Crythius, named Zegan Talone was sent on a secret mission to track down and eliminate five Rogues that escaped to the planet Earth. Talone arrived on Earth, completed part of his mission then disappeared. Now Lazarus Corran, the current Top Enforcer is handed his most grueling assignment yet. He is ordered to travel to the Planet Earth to track down the remaining ruthless Rogues and the top Enforcer that went missing many years ago.
The mission is considered to be of the highest confidential and dangerous caliber. Working alongside his partner and most trusted confidant, Rune Vesal, Lazarus arrives at the last known location of the fugitives and sets out to put the remaining heinous criminal down once and for all. But upon arrival, he crosses paths with a brilliant and beautiful police detective named Tyra. Lazarus finds that he is more enchanted by the Class One planet and its cultures than his own. It is after his fateful encounter with Tyra that Lazarus unravels a secret that his Crythiusan superiors have been hiding from him for years, one that will change everything about his world and Earth’s forever.
No woman in her right mind would sign a contract for a year in the underground mines of Zimanthi, but I need money and the job pays like a hacked slot machine. Besides, the other women on my transport seem pleasant, even if they all look as nervous as I feel. It can’t be that bad, right? It’s worse. The planet is a hot, sandy hellhole. The food tastes like sawdust, our lodgings are a joke, and the work is backbreaking. My resentment festers. Especially when I feel his eyes on me. Haikon, the Zimanthi leader, eyeballs my sweaty curves as he works beside me in the sweltering tunnels. His lust disgusts me. The Zimanthi mine-owners are one step above beasts. They show no trace of refinement, manners, or tenderness. The lovestruck alien is the least of my worries when Grockori raiders materialize from the sky and overrun the mines. My dreams of a family reunion on Earth evaporate as they claim us human women as slaves and load us onto their ship. Haikon watches from the shadows as the engines roar to life and lift us into the sky. The determination on his face calms me. I couldn’t wait to be free of him. Now, I pray Haikon finds me.
What does a former assassin do when he’s not out there… well… assassinating? Saving his species from extinction, of course. At least, that’s what Leopold wants to do with every molecule in his body. But the task won’t be fast or easy, and he can’t do it alone. Enter Mastrodai—a mrrog prince who has absolutely no desire to rule, much to his father’s exasperation. He craves the ability to prove his worth as a mate and to somehow atone for his actions that led to Leopold’s torture at the hands of an enemy. Making humans official would be a good start. But politics rule no matter what the species, and Mastrodai has to maneuver carefully and risk what he has built to give his mate what he deserves. And when he realizes both he and Leopold have deeper feelings for Alex, one of Mastrodai’s human slave women, he knows his future is out among the stars with his humans, not planet-bound with his kin. Unfortunately, before they can set their plan into motion, Leopold receives a vision that sends him reeling and questioning everything he knows about himself. A vision he must investigate, back to where he began—Lex, the backwater planet where he spent his early years, and where he swore never to return.
Trapped in a prison cell on an alien planet, she has one chance of escape. Fran must have been crazy to leave her ordinary (and safe) life and volunteer as a colonist to terra-form a new earth. Now she is trapped in a prison cell on an alien planet a zillion miles from home and bound for a hideous death in notorious research chambers. She has one chance of escape. Awaken the long dormant sexual urges of the Darkon Warriors shackled in the next cell. A desperate job, but someone has to do it.
VS: Not a romance but a scifi release of note…
Meet Jeremiah Adams. There are two of him. The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViMed Pharmaceutical asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced—not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife—since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy. From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be, and he watches in horror as “his” life spirals out of control. ViMed needs the experiment to succeed—they won’t call it off, and are prepared to remove any obstacle. With his family in danger, Jeremiah needs to finally find the courage to face himself head-on.
Jennifer – I shot a dragon. He came at me fast, so I fired my gun right at his scaly, blue chest. And then he abducted me. Hey, at least he didn’t rip me apart on the spot. But I’m not sure if this is any better. He flew far with me in his talons, before setting down in this cold forest far from the jungle. It’s just me, him and the pulsating bulge in his pants. And judging from his menacing fury, I have to assume that soon it will be just him. Caronerax –
The pain is unbearable. Pain! In a dragon! It’s unheard of. My chest is bleeding precious ichor, too. This round little femalewill live to regret that she injured me and made me feel pain, for the first time ever. By the time I have taken my pleasure from her luscious body, she is going to have no doubt how I feel about it. The sheer sacrilege of hurting a dragon must be punished.
I thought I was saved… until my savior claimed me as his own. The creepy Uttux abducted me. Before they could run their sick experiments on me, the Dohan smashed in and saved my life. Their leader, Xaldur, is ruthless, dominant, and merciless. He put the Uttux to the sword before scooping me into his strong arms and carrying me off. Now he’s talking babies. He claims I’m his fated mate. That his life belongs to me now. That my uterus is going to save his species. I’m not interested. Okay, maybe I am. He’s gorgeous. But he’s also an extremely possessive and dominant alien warlord who wants to lock me in his quarters and claim me as his own. I hate him for treating me like his prisoner. But if I hate him, why do I love it so much when he tells me I’m his?
I am a Healer and Princess of the Aerilon people; I never thought I’d end up a slave. When I’m rescued by a fierce Mosauran warrior, I am both grateful and wary. Rowan is a Prince of the Empire, and his species is one of the most feared in the galaxy, and also an enemy of mine. But the more time we spend together, the more I find myself drawn to him in ways I don’t understand. I know I can trust him with my life, but can I also trust him with my heart? The fate of both our Empires may hinge upon an alliance. But our two races have been enemies for thousands of cycles and our differences are many. Can we bring our people together to fight against a dangerous enemy?
MELISANDE – I’ve never been lucky in love. Tired of the lonely nights and the creepy dudes, I test out a new dating app. Figures that the first attractive profile I see, I swipe right and get transported across the galaxy. Now I’m forced to be an escort to strange alien creatures. I despair of finding my way back home until a warrior invades my dream and gives me a cherished weapon: hope. LYOVA – My latest assignment should have been easy. Go undercover as myself, taking up my previous mantle as an undefeated galdiator in the arenas. That will lure my latest bounty to me easily enough. Fate has other plans. I not only end up ensnaring a vicious warlord, but also my mate. I never dreamed of ever finding my fate-mate, but now that I have, I will fight the greatest battle of my life to keep her.
They won’t release me until I breed with the alien beast…After crashing onto a desert planet filled with alien savages, I find myself struggling to survive. My sister relies on me for her medicine, so I must get back to her. Problem is, a lone alien with an intense stare and brands on his chest has been stalking me from afar. When he finally approaches me, I’m surprised to learn he wants to help. But just as I’m given this lifeline, we’re both captured by a savage tribe. They want him to take me by force, to prove to everyone that he’s the vicious beast they say he is. Either he claims me, or all the warriors of the tribe will. We both have the same priority – survival. But will I make it out of this trial the same person? Or will our mating transform me entirely, inside and out?
After the fiasco with my possessive ex who won’t stop stalking me and making any relationship impossible, I just want to find true love. I contact Starlight Matchmaking Agency in desperate attempt to find love with someone who can whisk me away. But my perfect guy isn’t the handsome foreigner I’d imagined. Braxus is a tall blue alien with flowing white hair and a kingdom on another planet. Despite getting off to a rocky start, he sweeps me off to his planet for a tour, and every minute we spend together makes me fall for him. But I don’t know if I can leave Earth so easily, and my ex isn’t about to let me go without a fight.
Wyett is need of a new engineer. He needs help to keep their ship running, someone smaller than the Dilarians on board to reach areas he can’t. Begrudgingly, he seeks out help. The human male he finds seems perfect for the job, but Max is far more than he seems. Not only is Max a human female, but she’s his mate. Max begs Wyett to keep her secret, to help hide from the rest of the crew. And the engineer is more than happy to keep his mate all to himself.
Valerie Carling’s life is quite normal for a divorced, single mother. She misses her ex-husband, but her world now revolves around her young daughter. That is, until a band of strangers show up and turn everything upside down. It’s Charlotte’s sixth birthday, and she’s loving it. Presents, games, and cake! For Valerie, it’s not that simple. Being with her ex and his new wife is always a strain, but not as hard as finding out that you’re not who you think you are. When a group of strangers unexpectedly shows up at the party, suddenly Valerie’s whole life feels like a lie. Why do they look so familiar? Why do they act like they know her? Stranger yet, why do they have the same startling green eyes as Charlotte? Catapulted into a world she doesn’t remember, Valerie needs to trust these strangers to help save her daughter and herself from a terrible fate. She and Charlotte are pure-bloods, the only chance for an alien race on the brink of extinction. On the run and hunted like animals, her enemies will not rest until they have them in their clutches. But as her memories return, can Valerie tap into the powers she didn’t even know she possessed and save their lives?
The worst has happened. A hostile force has invaded the region and overrun Haven. Having been knocked unconscious at the beginning of the surprise attack, David awakens to a nightmare: two days have passed, and the Marauders own everything. All of the settlements are completely under their control, almost everyone in the whole region has been captured, and their patrols are everywhere. But it isn’t all hopeless. They’ve prepared for this, and as David heads out into the night to learn just how bad things are, he begins running into his friends who are still free and very much active. Now, he must gather together his scattered allies to begin a campaign of guerilla warfare against the Marauders. They will have to rescue their allies, take out patrols, and scavenge whatever supplies they can get their hands on. It’s not going to be easy, but David has fought way too hard to make this place his home to give up now…HAVEN 8 contains a happy, polyamorous relationship and a whole lot of hot human-on-inhuman sex, as well as a lot of violence.
VS Note: From September…
Earth has been invaded, and the aliens come in peace. In fact, they want to share their culture. The poet laureate assigned to the planet will take on a human companion, and together they’ll travel the world and write about they see. Katie is an unremarkable human; she’s barely left her parents’ farm. Although she feels completely unworthy to be chosen for the journey, she vows to do her best – even if it means dealing with an icy yet beautiful alien poet who feels this primitive planet is beneath her. Can Katie make Grace fall in love with Earth – and melt her heart in the process? (Unidentified Flying Hottie is an enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance that follows the events of My Little Green Girlfriend. While each features a different couple, this novel is best enjoyed as the second half of the duet.)
My two best friends and I got in an escape pod before our ship crashed. We landed on a planet that was not hospitable. But the alien that rescued us certainly was. He was easy on the eyes. He gave us water and food.
And then lost in space, looking up at the stars, I made out with him…I know, I know. That’s not what your supposed to do with your rescuer. Especially when it’s clear he’s a cave alien. A brute. Ready to throw me over his shoulder and take me to his cave. He says we’re fated to be together. That I’m his jalshagar. That the universe made us for each other. To prove this to me, he pledges to protect me. He brings food so that I’m fed. He gives me shelter and keeps me warm at night. He treats me like a princess during the day. And an object of pleasure at night. Who needs rescue? When you have paradise.
VS note: Not a romance. Caught my eye for the scifi story of a car race through time. Graphic novel. Book #7 just came out and 8, 9, 10 are on pre-order. Here’s the blurb for BACKTRACK #1, because I don’t think a person could jump in midway at #7. I have not read these but I’m intrigued.: Guilt weighs heavy on former criminal “wheelman,” Alyson, who led an illicit life that left her shattered into pieces. But when she hears about a massive cross-history car race that grants the winner a chance to correct a single mistake in their life, Alyson will drive from the Big Bang to the death knell of the universe for the grand prize.
Take her. Protect her. Breed her. In the Breeding Games, four alien warriors compete for one fertile prize. But to Raiska, Annabelle is much more than a prize to be won. He’ll protect her at all costs from the others who want nothing more than her delicate body…and her fertile womb. Raiska gets to her first. He protects her with ferocious intensity. His strength as a warrior is unrivaled, and the others will have to join forces to stand any chance of taking her from him. Annabelle is faced with an impossible choice: Breed willingly with Raiska, or wait for the others to take her by force. Raiska’s kind cannot take an unwilling mate, and he touches her only to soothe her fear—to gently sweep her hair from her face, and to wrap his strong arms around her trembling body. He’ll go no further unless she asks. But she doesn’t need to ask, because he can read her eyes—and her body. He knows exactly what she craves from him. Annabelle may be willing to let him take what he wants, but can she really let him give her a baby too?
Who invited the aliens? The weekend was supposed to be one last epic ladies’ night before my best friend’s wedding. A bachelorette party in Vegas that would rock our socks off. As it turns out, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas…it gets teleported to a mysterious deadly planet full of monsters and alien savages. As if that’s not bad enough, the alien barbarian chief claims me as his wife. Not exactly the Vegas wedding I was expecting…Now I have to figure out how to refuse the all-powerful king who doesn’t speak a lick of English, especially the word “No.” Getting back home is going to be tricky. Especially when my new husband has hands like vices and a tongue like butter. I need to get back to that portal before it’s too late, or I could be stuck in this world forever. And lose my heart to the almighty warchief.
Love ruins everything. I saw it with my parents. I swore it would never happen to me. But Gallix makes me feel things I never imagined. He awakens desires I didn’t know were possible. I want him from the first moment I see him. The bad boy warrior is all wrong for me, but my heart knows he’s my mate. How am I going to resist that? They want a perfect, untouched human… I can’t stop myself from wanting Eve. I want to take her. Keep her. Make her mine. But it’s wrong. She’s meant for someone back on Lunaria. She isn’t meant for me. But that’s not the biggest problem. When an enemy attacks, we end up stranded on an uninhabited planet with little hope of getting home. I’ll lay down my life to keep her safe. Once I allow myself to taste her, there’s no way I’m letting her go.
Jessica: I’ve been taken captive By the man who saved me, And now he plans to take me To his alien world, And put his babies inside of me! Only his ship isn’t where he left it, And now I’m stuck with this big blue guy With rippling muscles, and a lot of confidence in how he feels about me… What if I don’t find a way to send him home Without me? What if I make the choice To let myself fall hard For this hot alien invader?
Little Jewel, Indiana, has seen a lot of changes over the past year, to include a dozen new students at Jewel High who all happen to be Martians, not that any of the other students realize that…yet. The locals are getting more and more suspicious of the athletically gifted and attractive newcomers who all seem to have a connection to NuAgra. What’s really going on out there anyway? Marsha, known at school as M and to the Martian people as Sovereign Emileia, is already stretched to her limit trying to keep her people and their secret safe. Now she learns of a devastating new weapon that could destroy the whole town of Jewel, Indiana, including its fledgling Martian government center disguised as an agricultural research company. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to face this menace alone. Along with her soulmate Rigel, she now has two other newly-bonded couples by her side. Maybe, if they work together, there’s a chance their bonds of love and friendship can somehow avert the looming threat…before it’s too late.
They told Olivia they were sending her to the Boundarylands on a mission of discovery, but what they really wanted her for was bait. No woman willingly travels to the Boundarylands. It’s where they are—the Alphas. They keep to themselves in the wilderness, and beta civilization knows to keep its distance. Especially beta women…for fear they may not be a beta after all. Olivia’s orders were simple. Travel to the Boundarylands, covertly observe an alpha specimen, and send back her data. The government promised her every precaution. They promised she’d be safe. But they never told her she what they really needed her for was bait. And when the alpha they’d sent her to observe discovers the spy on his property, he’s determined to take his revenge…any way he wants.
Rory MacGregor has watched his cousins fall in love, one right after the other. When will it be his turn? Or does destiny have other plans for this immortal Scottish Warlock?
Cougar shifter Vanessa Vanderbilt is Yuma Town’s veterinarian, and though she’s attracted to sexy William Rugel, family physician, he’s on her least favorite list of doctors in town. After all, why wouldn’t he be when he thinks veterinarians aren’t smart enough to make it in medical school? Top that off with the issue of her being stood up twice at the altar, and by different grooms, no less!—so taking up with another cougar isn’t in the plans.
William Rugel has no idea why Vanessa, who he is extremely attracted to, won’t give him the time of day. But everyone in Yuma Town is determined to get the two of them together and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove to her he’s one of the good guys. Even take in a puppy because he knows she adores animals. So does he, but he hadn’t planned to get a dog to get a date! It’s time for another cougar Halloween party—and since Vanessa had met her last two fiancés at Halloween parties, who knows what will come of this one!
Bane lost his humanity ages ago. Nothing is more important than protecting his Vampire Motorcycle Club from the death magic invading his territory. The most ancient of vampires, he seeks cold, unfeeling, bloody vengeance…until a frustratingly sexy human doctor is thrust into his path. She tempts Bane to distraction. And distraction is deadly in his world.
Buttoned-up and meticulous Dr. Ryan St. Cloud never thought she’d find herself in the mix of a motorcycle club, let alone one full of terrifyingly badass vampires. Or how intrigued she is by their dark and enigmatic leader, who seems balanced on the knife’s edge of killing her…or claiming her. But Bane’s choice is harder than it seems, because when that danger hits too close to home, he’s forced to choose between her life and everyone else’s.
A dare is a dare. No self-respecting, slightly chubby, good-lookin’, crime lovin’ cat would ever pass up a dare.
So I didn’t. Now, me and my boys are in hot water trying to figure out how to live on the right side of the law for a whole freakin’ week! This is complicated by a couple of hairy issues…
— The half-headed bear in town had his privates pilfered. We have vowed to return his giggleberries. Legal means are not working.
— Sassy’s Canadian tutors show up—the very same furry, cat-burgling dames who we’ve been in love with our entire nine lives. In order to woo the gorgeous broads, we need to be at our criminal best.
— We need the help of a foul-mouthed troll who throws tantrums like a three-year-old serial killer and wants to bump off everyone. Throw in a cryptic message from the Goddess, humans invading our town and evil, sticky-fingered groundhogs, and we have a hot mess on our paws. I hope we have a few of our kitty lives left because the Bad Boys of Assjacket are going to save the day or get eighty-sixed trying.
Moving home should’ve been easy – but then again, this is Tallulu Parish Louisiana and we are the Maidens of Mayhem. Take…One haunted mansion on the other side of the Swamp. Add…My Flock of feathered loved ones, plus an old, cranky Crane I adore with all my heart, the Almighty Shifter Wanker, another Pterodactyl, an Ostrich, a singing, rhyming batshit-crazy Bat Shifter, and the man of my dreams who just happens to be a T-Rex when he’s not six-feet-six of sexiness…Top if off with my archnemesis – YES! Real people can have an archnemesis. This is the twenty-first century, don’tcha know? Add… a trip to the Other Way Round, and you’ve got a day in the life of me – Clementine Sue Cooper, Photojournalist, and Canary Shifter. Don’t know what I expected, but one thing’s for sure, my hunka-hunka- prehistoric hotness calls me Tweety and I might just kick him in tail while I scream, “Take that, Barney!”Time to party like a Flock star with my besties from the nesties! See y’all on the flipside! XOXO, Clem
Wicked was finally content or as content as a witch with twins, a sexy panther Shifter mate and crazy cat familiar could be. Or so she thought. The twist and turns of her past have come back to haunt her again, but this time her dreams may come true giving Wicked the big family she had always wanted. Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.
Fired from her job, hiding an illegal fae and thrown out of her apartment, the day couldn’t get any worse for witch Daffi McGee…Until apparently, it could. When a stuck up former co-worker is slaughtered in cold blood, Daffi finds herself framed for murder. She needs to take on the case as an MPI (Magical Private Investigator), stop the real killer and clear her name. All before the authorities find out the sexy fae she might or might not be falling in love with just so happens to be king of the fairies. Causing a diplomatic incident is so not on her to do list. But when the killer turns their attention to Daffi’s friends, it’s time to make a stand. She might be from a homely witch family but when the chips are down, the power of the crone rings true.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall who’s the most amazing and talented witch of all? Well, it’s not me. At least not yet. Nope, I can’t catch a break even if it bit me in the broom. Today’s disasters included falling through a portal into a strange new world, running from a giant purple chicken and tripping into the arms of the hottest man my witchy eyes have ever seen. Unfortunately, he’s looking for a long lost princess. I’m no princess. Right now, I’m a hot witchy mess in fabulous clothes. Heck, my coven doesn’t even want me. But wait… maybe if I help find the princess everything will work out. Maybe, I’ll discover who I’m meant to be and my place in the Covenstead will be secure. Who knows? I might even find a prince and a happily ever after of my own. I don’t need a mirror to tell me I’m amazing. With some luck and a little magic, I’ll figure it out myself.
Home is where you make It…A Beautifully Broken Soul… Noelle York had fought to stay alive, hoping she’d someday be reunited with her family, even when each day was filled with nothing but pain and agony. Some girls dream of a knight in shining armor, but she dreamt of running through woods with a mate who would accept her as she was. Home is Where You Find It…An Alpha With An Attitude… Ridge Jackson has always been the one who everyone leaned on. As the alpha of a bunch of wild shifters, he takes his job seriously. When a little witch shows up at his bar, his leopard raked at him, claiming her as theirs. Of course, nothing has ever come easy for him and getting a witchy mate was no different. Home is Where The Heart is…Two Souls Meant For One Another… For Ridge and Noelle, the chemistry was instant and undeniable from the moment they met. While Noelle was innocent in so many ways, she wasn’t willing to let Ridge go without a fight. Ridge and his leopard were prepared to claim Noelle and show her being a mate to an alpha was better than what her sister was marrying. However, neither of them realized the danger that was stalking Noelle. A danger that was even more sinister than the evil that had taken her as a child and held her captive for ten years.
When you lust after a bear and start a deadly affair, it’s time to practice safe hex. Vampire Dee Delgados has a huge problem in the form of a seven foot, four-hundred-pound bear named Time Bomb. The hunky bear Shifter thinks Dee smells like mushrooms, and, for her, he smells like sweet blood and wine. Unfortunately, vampire blood is highly lethal for Shifters, and one drop can end their relationship before it even begins. So what’s a love sick vamp to do when she has the mating blues? Run away, of course. But when Dee goes on a year-long mission for her king that takes her all the way to the Bering Sea, the job puts her in the crosshairs of a heartless dragon and lands the bear Shifter she loves in a fight to the death. Dee, Time Bomb, and the RMCA team will need their wits and a lot of luck if they want to best the dragon on his own turf. At least, they’ll give it their hex shot.
Millicent Mandrake is a witch with a Prick and problem. She’d argue that all Pricks are problems, but to be fair, she’s never met another porcupine familiar. She wouldn’t be in this mess if he hadn’t taken to crawling into her seat at just the wrong time. The middle of Masters Conjuring and she’d just wrought the best, most powerful spell of her life–mortals would call it defending their dissertation—and she sat on him. The stream of curses that left her lips tore a hole in this dimension and conjured a slick-talking, snappy dressing, horned hottie named Ethelred.
Instead of being the answer she’d hoped for—making her student loans disappear—he’s another problem. His magic doesn’t work in this dimension and she has no idea how to send him home. So she packs up her Prick, her problem, her Ethelred, and all her worldly and otherworldly goods in her purple ’86 SS Monte Carlo, and drives to Assjacket, West Virginia in hopes of gaining an audience with Baba Yaga, but she’s away visiting the 80’s. When Millie tries to drown her sorrows in fairy juice, she gets a different kind of audience, a hangover from hell, and an idea that’s just crazy enough to work—a strip club that caters to the supernatural. She’ll be raking in the money in no time and her magic will be safe. Of course, nothing can be that easy in Assjacket—or even just outside the county line. Some patrons are committing strange crimes after leaving her club and she’s got ten days to solve the mystery or face Baba Yaga’s wrath.
She’s purple. She flies. She’s the future queen. Regenerated warlock Nathaniel intends to spend the next hundred years like he spent the previous hundred. His dedication to his work requires that he not get bogged down in the demands of the flesh, especially not flesh that has purple hair and a snarky attitude. Following Princess Leelu into the land of fairies wasn’t in his plans yet here he is. He needs to get out of here now. Goddess knows, the rhyming trolls are enough to send him over the edge into madness. And why does everyone keep thinking he’s their fairy king? No, on second thought… he’d just as soon not know. Unfortunately, the trolls aren’t letting him forget. “Run from this you cannot. A king Leelu needed—a king she got.”
Three kisses will break the curse, but what if your Prince Charming can’t hold back the fang? Cursed witch Wilma Wetter is proud to represent her magical Germanic ancestors as a weather forecaster, even if it means taking a job in a town called Assjacket, West Virginia. While tracking the weather before an historic lunar eclipse, she and her trusty camerawoman Jules come across three ridiculously attractive rock stars wandering in the woods. Confused, starving, and sporting new fangs, the men explain they’re looking for their lost bandmate who was seen in the area. Wilma finds herself stupidly attracted to their frontman—so she does what any wonky witch would do: loads them into a van and takes them to the town alpha. Gustavo “Gus Valens” Valenzuela comes from a rock ‘n’ roll family and has been living the dream since joining his cousins in forming The Miscreants, but a hazy meeting with insistent groupies leaves The Miscreants forever changed. And hungry. Meeting Wilma is a blessing, until he discovers that their meeting was more than a chance encounter. Gus holds the key to awakening Wilma’s latent powers, held in check by an ancient family curse. Can he help her break it without changing her life forever? And would change necessarily be a bad thing?
n New Orleans, bodies cannot be buried. The dead cluster in boxes above the ground. You are literally surrounded by the deceased. Some believe they’re in the walls. Others say they’re housed all around. But one thing always rings true. They never stay in one place. It’s no wonder the dead never really leaves us alone, especially on All Hallows Eve. Remy has lost everything. His family. His identity. His life. But like all great heroes, he’s done the unthinkable and risen from the dead. Now, he’s out for revenge. Symone has a bone to pick. That is, if she can stay alive long enough. When her Ancestral Magic is put to the test, this Gemini witch will stop at nothing to make sure Sister Agnes is laid to rest. In the heart of the French Quarter, can two lost souls find their way back to one another? The odds are against them. But with the help of a few friends and a lot of magic, they might have a fighting chance. So, come join us in The Big Easy, where the booze is free flowing and the pepper jack boudin balls are to die for, literally.
Cursed. Arietta was convinced that’s what it was. Or at the very least, someone had her voodoo doll and was having the time of their life with it. With a family she never knew, and a familiar that needs major therapy, can Arietta learn to trust again? Or will the curse win—and take more than her soul with it?
She’s forgotten who she was. He can’t forget where he came from. Their future is waiting – if they can leave their pasts behind. Jet-setting witch Fern Summers thinks she has it all. A trust fund, a pedigreed familiar named Tiff-Tiff, and a lifetime of luxury ahead of her. She couldn’t be more wrong. A mysterious letter upends her world, sending her to the west coast – and a life she doesn’t remember. Her Mission: Protect a town she’s never heard of from dark threats and worse fashion choices. Her Allies: A familiar with abandonment issues and a sexy wolf-Shifter chef whose meals are almost as delicious as his kisses. Her Enemies: A power-hungry warlock and a pack of beaver Shifters with a license to gnaw. Her Plan: Banish the bad guys, be a better witch, and don’t fall for the wolf in black leather, no matter how well he crèmes her brulee.
Kerry O’Fallon is a successful warlock about to be offered a partnership position at the law firm he works at. Thankful he’s remained close to his college buddies; his life is otherwise pretty dull. Trying to find an immortal in the city is near impossible. Finding one he can spend more than an hour with has proved to be a complete waste of time. Minnie Andrews is a single child, brilliant artist and more than her love of clothes, shoes and purses is her happiness with her lifestyle. She might be alone, sometimes even lonely, however, Minnie can do as she pleases, go where she wants when she wants and no warlock is going to ever change her.
Safire Jewel, baby half-sister of Tarana Jewel has just learned she has a sister. Raised by their mutual father, whom Tarana never met, Safire was abandoned at a farm he worked at for a while in her early teens and eventually ended up on the street, tossed out of the foster system at eighteen. After two years of barely getting by, she gets an opportunity for a job with the help of Zelda, the Shifter Whisperer. Tarana and Giff are living in his newly expanded penthouse and the manager’s unit is ready for its new occupant. Unfortunately, Giff has also accepted a request to hire a relative, and when the Prince of Darkness requests it’s never something you can say no to. Not easily. Earhart is an entitled spoiled demon with attitude. And actually only a half demon/half polar bear shifter, and keeping his job is keeping him out of Hell. Not that he doesn’t like Safire but, like her, the job is critical to his survival. Oh and his bear says she’s his mate.
Just another normal day at the office of the Magical Bureau of investigation or MBI for short. That was until reports came in of missing people and Zombie sheep. Then it’s a race against the clock for Agent Anna Devamtha and Agent Beau Jones to turn the sheep back to normal and ensure no more magical mishaps happen. That’s all pirate Dave wants is power, magical power. Though he bites of more than he can chew with a magical staff of putrefaction won in a card game. Desperate times call for desperate measures and he calls on an old lover to help. But will romantic sparks fly or just magical ones?
Niya Dartan is a witch with something to prove. Having lived her life in the shadow of her successful family, she must now test her talents to save her charge, Prince Hadden. Along with his sister, Princess Gemma, he disappeared with few clues. Now, while keeping a stranglehold on her libido, she must work with the sexy and hard-headed Captain of the Royal Guard to mount a rescue. As difficult as it will be, she must come out of the shadows because, according to Princess Gemma’s grumpy, old-fart, cat familiar, Jeff, only Niya will know where to find the missing heirs. Captain Tavorius Olander feels broken inside. Found on the front doorstep of his adopted parents’ home, his origin is a mystery. As a result, he never felt worthy of his position and never formed close relationships…except with Niya. As childhood friends, they chased trouble together. Now, he needs her help to locate the missing members of the royal family. He must follow her lead and squash the forbidden feelings Niya stirs in him. As the captain, he should be able to keep his priorities straight. But for some reason, he can’t when it’s Niya.
For one witch, finding things and people is easy … except when it isn’t. Clio’s magical power comes with a twist—she’s a Finder. You name it, she finds it, whether missing persons, lost family heirlooms, or exotic feathers for her cousin’s wedding. What she hasn’t found is her prophesied mate. A pooka alone for several millennia isn’t expecting to find a mate … until he does. For six nights of rain and snow, Paul has walked the riverbank outside of Assjacket, calling his mate to come to him. He isn’t crazy; he’s just following instructions obtained from consulting a magical artifact. On the seventh night, just as he’s giving up hope, the river tosses a beautiful blond witch practically at his feet. A mated pair should be able to conquer all adversity … right? Paul is everything Clio ever wanted, but before they can settle into their new life together, they must search for missing skunk kits, deal with arson…and fight a deadly warlock from Clio’s past. If she’s strong enough, what a witch finds might just be a happy-ever-after.
They wanted to destroy our chances at winning the greatest–and most dangerous–kitchen witch cooking contest in the world. Too bad for them, we’re going all in. The Iron Cauldron. The most elite cooking competition in the Kitchen Witch world. Somehow, Gavin and I have been railroaded by our Cupcakes and Curses 101 professor into entering. They wanted to destroy our reputations by cursing us. Gavin and I parade our cursed selves around and make it an advertisement for our team. They wanted to kick us out of the Academy’s test kitchen so their cheating teams could win. We found the greatest, most insane–and dangerous–Test Kitchen in the world. Want to split us apart? We’re the greatest team you’ll ever face. He is my partner, my best friend, and more trouble than you can handle. Trust me. Curse us, blow up our cakes and desserts, cast every magic spell against us if you can. When the smoke clears and the magic dust settles, we’ll come for you on the Iron Cauldron arena floor, magic spells and kitchen witchery ready. Are you ready for a food competition like you’ve never seen before? Bring it on.
To protect the townsfolk of Assjacket, West Virginia, from my out of control, wonky magic, I’m unceremoniously thrown in the magic pokey. Until Baba Yaga herself offers me a lifeline. With conditions. Accept the role of magic bounty hunter or remain in the pokey indefinitely. My first assignment? Track down a witch suspected of practicing blood magic. Armed with rusty investigative skills and a shaky handle on my magic, I’m determined to bring the rogue witch to justice and prove everyone in Assjacket wrong. The trail takes me to New Orleans, and just when the witch is within reach, she slips away, leaving a dead body at my feet. Fortunately for me, smokin’ hot local cop Jax Lincoln is on the case. Unfortunately for me, I’m his number one suspect. Now I not only need to find the rogue witch but clear my name and prove to everyone back home that I’m not the disaster they think I am. With All Hallows Eve fast approaching, I’m determined to one: get a handle on my magic before I blow up another building, two: apprehend the dark witch before she releases any more of her doodoo with the voodoo, and three: convince Jax that setting his pants on fire was purely accidental and that I’m not that bad a witch, I promise.
Everyone thinks camera-ready Sadie Snickersnee is just vain. She changes her hair color and makeup style like they’re disposable. But what no one knows is she’s being stalked by a wraith, one who drains her soul and magic, and the only way she knows to protect her family is to keep the thing’s attention on her. At least until she can find a way to get rid of it. Sadly, she’s carried this thing around for years and never managed to break free. When her landlady suggests she mend an amulet her parents broke before she was born, Sadie’s more than willing to try just about anything to escape—even swap places with her sister and head back to her hometown. But sometimes you can’t run from your problems, so when her longtime crush shows up in West Virginia, she needs to not only break the enchantment connecting her to the wraith, but also protect him. What’s a magical twin to do but call her sister in for help! Luckily for the universe… Snickersnees come in twos.
VS Note: A re-release…
A stubborn woman is hard to capture, but once you have, what do you do with her? Storm Davis does not like being told what to do. Her new partner in the Phoenix Intelligence Agency seems to think he has the right. She can’t seem to shake him like she has her previous partners. He infuriates her with his calm, unaffected boredom. When his control shatters, it is with unexpected results, and Storm isn’t one to shy away from anything. Killian Erutan is working through being brought back from the dead and now he’s a firebird. He is still an Amazonian Warrior but being a firebird, he has more to handle. Add to that the aggravating partner he’s saddled with and Killian has his hands full. Storm is flaky, a pain in the ass and used to having her own way. He will not stand for it. The warrior in him cannot trust such a person at his back. Yet she gets under his skin and one sizzling kiss later, he finds he aches for her with no idea why. When they stumble upon the dangerous man they are seeking who can bring the collapse of the world, Storm surprises him with her actions. The danger of what they are facing and their rising passion make them come together. Sometimes in life, you find the one who makes your immortal bloodline…come alive.
Caden Raferty messed up—big time. He’s turned his back on his family and friends, but most of all his mate, Danielle Blueriver. Danielle is done with love and done with Caden. After two near death experiences, she’s regressed into herself, not wanting to be seen or heard. Her life is crumbling down around her and the only thing giving her the will to live are her boys, Aiden and Nicolas. But, an old foe isn’t done with either of them, and once again, they are thrust together in a situation neither can get out of. Can Danielle and Caden find their path to happiness this time, or will the sins of their past destroy their future?
My name is Simone Hadley, and I’ve been touched by the Devil. Since the moment I decided to research and prove/disprove the events that have taken place in Turnbull Canyon, my life hasn’t been the same. Not only did I receive a grant from Cal State Long Beach, but I was also recruited by The Adventure Channel who are notorious for their shows dealing in the occult and paranormal. For the next two years, I’ll be going to different locations trying to uncover the truths and the mysteries of each site. First up: Salem. Yep, you read that right. We’ll be investigating sites that purportedly haunted along with some of the most famous sites, like Gallows Hill and Proctor’s Ledge. Spooky, amirite? And, if the stories about the town are true and the witches have cursed the land…Well, at least I have my guides with me—Gaspar, Kael, and Ember. Did I mention they’re all dead? But, they’re not the only ones with me. Jack, Nolan, and Owen have joined my team and if I thought my guides kept me on my toes, the addition of these three guys will rock my world as well. Question is; by the time the first season is over, will any of us survive?
The battle to protect the Lycans from a vindictive Goddess waits on the horizon. Tristan, Ushna, and Brian have meticulously prepared for the day they face Inanna and Marduk, but they must rely on their inner circle if they are to win the day. Ushna needs to embrace his destiny and be transformed by Tiamat. But he returns with a mind fractured by a primordial god’s consciousness and needs a firebird’s help, or he’ll be lost. If he is, so too is the balance Brian and Tristan sorely need. Tristan has vowed to care for his ex-Flame who is doomed to forget more and more with each use of his new ability. Adding to his burden, Tristan must free the warriors stolen by the government and devise a trap for Inanna. Brian fears nothing more than losing Ushna and Tristan again. To prevent that fate, he recklessly devises a preemptive strike, but his actions might not only cost him his life, but Stan’s as well. As for the inner circle…
With them, Tristan might be victorious. Without them, Tristan will fail and the Lycans will fall to Inanna, who is determined to release a long-forgotten chaos monster and bring about the end of the world. Author’s Note: Sumeria’s Sons is a paranormal urban fantasy that slowly unveils the lost myths and legends of the modern day Lycan people. This series does eventually features a poly relationship and includes mpreg.
Lady Melody Tremaine’s family has fallen on hard times, and, since Melody’s lazy stepmother cannot bring herself to do anything “beneath her station,” the Tremaine family might soon go hungry. However, out of loyalty and devotion for her father, Melody ignores local lore, sneaks away one morning, and searches inside an enchanted cave, hunting for a magical crystal to sell to the town healer for a great sum. But when Melody has a vision of her mother, she’s enticed deeper into the cave until she inadvertently grasps the wrong kind of crystal, and her daydream plans go horrendously awry. Read about the twisted birthplace of Cindi/Ella’s cursed shoes.
One unspeakable act. The Blood Conversion. A vicious murder. And Carnage emerged. He never wanted this life. He didn’t choose it. He didn’t deserve it. But Carnage sure as hell embraced it. One single act of violence and a chance encounter changed his life forever. Transformed into the brutal killer that now runs the Ravaged Souls Motorcycle Club, he’s never forgotten the twist of fate that condemned his soul for all eternity. When the past collides with the present he’ll have to decide if he’ll continue to live up to his name or give up everything for a chance at true redemption. Trouble is, when you’re filled with rage, there’s only one path to follow. And it’s usually filled with Carnage.
VS Note: From OCT 1
Once upon a time, there was a princess with no notion of right and wrong, and a queen a thousand times more twisted. In the realm of Tenebris, home to the unseelie folk, curses are served for breakfast with a side of betrayal.
Vlari was born a threat to Queen Morgana. She survived her wrath because she never stepped out of line. Until one night. One man. One war. Now that she’s unchained, Vlari’s consumed by a desire to drain the lives of all those around her. And yet her decisions shape the fate of the entire realm of the fae. Sometimes the world needs a hero. In a land of shadows, it might just need a monster.
Seraphim do not feel. Seraphim do not love. Seraphim do not react. Those are the rules every higher being lives by. And Caro broke them all for him. Now she’s lost in a vacant sea, punished for the ultimate sin of choosing an abomination–a vampire–over her duty. Sethios promised to come for her, to find her, to save her, but with each passing breath, her hope melts into despair. Will he find her in time? Or will her mind shatter from the madness?
Maiden, Daughter, Goddess of Spring. She has many names and none of them fit. Kore lives her life in a gilded cage, loved by all but understood by none. When Hades appears out of the darkness with promises of midnight and glory on his tongue, he offers her a kingdom. Lays eternity at her feet. Bids her eat and drink from the land of the dead. The ichor tastes bitter, but she’s never felt such a thrilling sting. Then he calls her a new name. Persephone. Bringer of Death. But the gods want them separated, and few can trick the Olympians. Of course she eats the pomegranate. He offers it to her with a promise to lay the world at her feet. But she only wants him.
VS Note: From SEPT…
After losing a friend and inheriting her million-dollar home riddled with repair issues, Zach has his hands full. As a construction contractor he plans to make it the home she always wanted it to be. Except every time he fixes one thing, something else happens: fire, damage to the garden, and even mysterious lights making the staff whisper about ghosts. All linked to a historic Chinese shrine on the property. When Zach catches a glimpse of a mystery man near the shrine, then dreams of monsters, he wonders if grief has driven him mad. But when a kiss awakens him to his past lives with an exiled lover, he begins to realize the only way out is to break the curse.
Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, the good witch from the south, who is a hopeless snoop turned amateur sleuth. I had one job this October, and that was to decorate for the annual Halloween fest at my aunt’s restaurant. It was organized to the max: ghosts floating on the ceiling, a coffin with a vampire, and a small cemetery surrounded by pink painted pumpkins. Spooky yet festive. Just my luck, someone was murdered at the party. I might not have inserted myself into the investigation had the corpse not been a very important person to our family. At first, it seemed like an open and shut case since several witnesses saw Spiderman kill the vampire. The problem? A ton of guests had similar outfits. What was worse was that many people were dressed as vampires–just like the dead guy. The big question was whether our friend was the intended victim or not. With the help from my psychic cousin and my talented computer expert business partner, we’re sure to get to the bottom of this. So, stop in at the Tiki Hut Grill for a cup of java, and you just might see me.
It’s bad enough that the world’s most powerful vampires are following gallery assistant Hanna Harvey like a cloud of undead mosquitos. But finding one of their heads in the trunk of her Mustang? There’s not enough cheese in the world to unsee that. Her stud-muffin alpha werewolf boss, Mark Abernathy suspects that someone stashing vampy bits in Hanna’s immediate vicinity is part of a plot to set-off an inter-species war…with Hanna’s own destiny at its heart. Getting to the bottom of Hanna’s headless guests will mean fending off the dogged investigation of Detective James Morrison—now suspended from the force and hell-bent on exposing the secrets that could not only destroy Abernathy, but everyone he’s sworn to protect. Now facing a force older and more sinister than any she’s encountered, the stakes have never been higher for Hanna, who must finally decide to ascend to her rightful place in the pack, or risk losing everything—and everyone—she loves.
Eternal, immortal love. She died in his arms, but not before Vladislov exacted a vow that his soulmate must return to him. Reincarnate. Be reborn, so he might treasure his love throughout the everlasting eons of endless life. She gave her word. Swore it with her last breath. The oldest living vampire in existence has been patient, for what else is an immortal to do but wait? And wait. Growing less human and more monster as the centuries pass. Distracted by maintaining order amidst the failings of his ostentatious race, when he should have been vigilant. For his beloved was reborn, left vulnerable. Snatched up by another. Hidden from him. Weakened, frightened, damaged. She who he loves above all things cannot recognize the one who holds her in his arms. Cowers as if he’d bring her harm. But fortitude he has in spades, and though Vlad had forgotten the sensation of love, his black heart beats again. For her. Forever.
Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series has become a fantasy phenomenon, finding millions of fans worldwide and inspiring the hit Netflix show and video games. Now the bestselling author introduces readers to a beloved new hero on an epic journey in The Tower of Fools, the first book of the Hussite Trilogy. Reinmar of Bielawa, sometimes known as Reynevan, is a healer, a magician, and according to some, a charlatan. When a thoughtless indiscretion forces him to flee his home, he finds himself pursuednot only by brothers bent on vengeance but by the Holy Inquisition.
In a time when tensions between Hussite and Catholic countries are threatening to turn into war and mystical forces are gathering in the shadows, Reynevan’s journey will lead him to the Narrenturm — the Tower of Fools.
The Tower is an asylum for the mad…or for those who dare to think differently and challenge the prevailing order. And escaping it, avoiding the conflict around him, and keeping his own sanity will prove more difficult than he ever imagined.
The Fairchild triplets Olivia, Esme and Agatha have earned a scholarship to the MAGNIFICO FINISHING SCHOOL FOR MAGICAL ARTS, but these witches keep havin’ glitches! Hidden from street view yet occupying several acres of prime real estate in the heart of Manhattan, a powerful centuries old spell keeps the towering silver spires and majestic structure from being viewed by “ORDS” aka “Ordinarius “ -the non-magical population. Determined to win high honors, they have a history of mixing up spells with sometimes hilarious and sometimes dangerous results! On their best behavior, and with their mutually shared and adored BFF Audra, and her brother Melvin, they plan to please Uncle Rufus, their doting Guardian, and achieve the kind of excellence in the Magic Arts that would have made their parents proud! Friendly feuding and frolicking abound in this tale of magical mischief!
A missing brother. A secret society. And a mysterious artifact that’s worth more than gold. Petra and Maisie Everturn just want to run their family’s tea shop, but when their explorer brother Jiordan goes missing while looking for an alchemycal artifact, none of them are safe. The sisters must enlist the help of another explorer in order to find Jiordan or the artifact—before the mysterious alchemyst society finds them first. However, when one of the sisters stumbles into the clutches of the most dangerous alchemyst in the city, the race to unravel the clues becomes desperate. And when they discover the truth about the artifact, their quest to infiltrate the alchemyst’s secret society becomes a matter of life and death.
Meredith MacCarthy has plans for her future, and they don’t include volunteering as a tour guide at a haunted ghost town in Montana. But when the matriarch of her fae-gifted family tells her ignoring the summons of the spirit world will haunt her forever, Meredith packs a bag and heads West. There she meets a ghost whose story and presence are so compelling, she cannot resist his magnetic pull. The more time she spends with him, the more she longs for the chance to know him in life.
Before leaving Ireland for America, Daniel Cavanaugh vowed to his mother he’d return with a fortune. Having lost his father, sister, and their family farm during The Great Famine of 1845, he is determined to help his family begin anew. Just when he’s on the cusp of fulfilling his promise, his life is brutally taken, and he’s haunted the mining town of Garretsville ever since. Until the beautiful ghost whisperer arrived, all he wanted was to be free of his earthly bonds. Now he yearns for a second chance at life—a life with Meredith beside him. She stirs long-forgotten desires … and bitter regret for what can never be. When one of the fae offers Meredith the means to travel through time to prevent his murder, Daniel persuades her to take the risk. Will his plan to cheat death succeed, or will he put the life of the woman he loves in peril?
While Pierce always travels to NOLA for Halloween, this year’s trip is turning into an unforgettable one. First, a psychic sends him to the middle of nowhere to meet an undisclosed destiny. Then, he finds himself in the middle of some crazy orgy in the woods celebrating the gods. As if that’s not enough, a sexy guy named Red claims Pierce is his fated mate. Pierce doesn’t know if he should commit himself to the psych ward now or wait until someone else does it for him. The problem is, he kind of wants to believe all this craziness about gods, vampires, and werewolves. Pierce feels like he’s at home with his burly biker wolf. He doesn’t know where to go with that, but Pierce better figure things out quick, because a possessive werewolf won’t wait forever.
It’s autumn in the island kingdom of Hellas as Queen Danaë and King Matthias of Ypres reunite for their first wedding anniversary and the upcoming birth of their twins. But even as the Hellene capital celebrates with a week’s worth of spectacular athletic games, a pair of unexpected visits complicate the royal couple’s romantic interlude.
Meanwhile, Danaë’s brother Darius reunites with his lover Lars, only to learn that the handsome Ypresian officer has life-changing news of his own. When a series of strange accidents begin to plague Darius, he and Lars must join forces with the master Aeris mage Petyr Epilonious to investigate the source of the mischief–before the next accident kills him.
London Riley is the reluctant daughter of an in-home fortune teller. Gable Matthews is a gifted young scientist, driven by a family tragedy. When the two stumble on an explosive discovery as teenagers, their lives are upended and they are forced apart. A decade later, their accidental invention reunites them in a mysterious Arizona commune, aimed at one mission: making it possible for anyone to time travel. Harnessing the power and fluidity of consciousness they navigate time through their memories. Often at odds, London and Gable explore the boundless capability of the human mind in search of a better life. Just as they begin to find peace in the present, their world is turned upside down again and they are thrust into an alternate timeline. One where only London can decide whether they deserve their original life, or if anyone, even a time traveler, has the right to the life she wants.
When magic and superpowers emerge in the masses, Wendy Deere is contracted by the government to bag and snag supervillains in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross’ Dead Lies Dreaming: A Laundry Files Novel. As Wendy hunts down Imp—the cyberpunk head of a band calling themselves “The Lost Boys”— she is dragged into the schemes of louche billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge. Rupert has discovered that the sole surviving copy of the long-lost concordance to the one true Necronomicon is up for underground auction in London. He hires Imp’s sister, Eve, to procure it by any means necessary, and in the process, he encounters Wendy Deere. In a tale of corruption, assassination, thievery, and magic, Wendy Deere must navigate rotting mansions that lead to distant pasts, evil tycoons, corrupt government officials, lethal curses, and her own moral qualms in order to make it out of this chase alive.
Everything has a price. In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness has fallen. After defeating the evil mother who summoned an immortal demon to kill her, newly coronated Queen Asterin Faelenhart should have every reason to celebrate. Her kingdom is safe, forbidden magic eradicated, and her friends are alive. Except Asterin’s triumph has come at a devastating cost—forced to choose between a lifelong friend and true love, she’s lost both. But the shadows in Axaria have begun to stir once again, and no one is more starved for vengeance than Asterin …Yet it soon becomes clear that the shadows plaguing her kingdom are just the beginning. Another realm coexists with the mortal world—the beautiful, nightmarish Immortal Realm ruled by the wicked God of Shadow, King Eoin. When their paths entwine, Asterin realizes that Eoin possesses exactly what—and who—she seeks most. And the fates of all those that she holds dear—Orion, her missing Guardian; Luna, the friend she could not save; Harry, the demon who saved them all; and Quinlan, her beloved broken prince—ultimately rest in the god’s hands. But in a world of magic, not everyone is always as they seem. When shocking discoveries threaten everything and everyone that Asterin has sworn her life to protect, she won’t be the only person forced to make a choice … a choice that will change the mortal world forever. And maybe even destroy it.
Psychology and fairy dust? Peter didn’t believe the purple-haired matchmaker when she said she could send him through time to his soulmate. But when he’s almost run over by a carriage in the heart of 19th century London, he realizes the impossible just happened. With nothing but the period appropriate clothes he’s wearing, he determines to establish himself as an inventor in hopes of claiming his unknown bride. For Marianne, marrying for love is out of the question. After a failed season, she’s determined to find a wealthy husband and save her family from losing everything. But after rescuing a man who incites curiosity and longing, her priorities shift. Perhaps marrying for love isn’t so impossible after all. But when secrets threaten to tear them apart, Marianne and Peter are left wondering if following their hearts is the biggest mistake of all.
The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him. In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.
Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her book friends to her real-life enemies. They’re a lot less judgmental. The rest of town believes she descends from a family of witches—including her evil witch grandma, Luna. In this case, the truth is stranger than fiction. She is a witch, and she’s cursed for all of eternity. Good thing her to-be-read list is pretty long…
Prickly Paranormal Investigator Aiden O’Hare speaks two languages: sarcasm and more sarcasm. He travels the country—and sometimes even the world—investigating strange phenomena with his best friend, Eddie. Their investigations bring them to a cozy New England town called Brimrock, home to fabled evil witch Luna Blackstone. Armed with his dry wit, his bibliophilic love for books, and far too much free time, he’s determined to find out just what happened to Luna…When Aiden meets Selene, he decides he must get to know her. When Selene learns Aiden is in town investigating her grandma, she knows she must stop him. He’s out to expose the truth. She’s out to keep it a secret. Neither expects to fall under each other’s spell, but sometimes love is supernatural.
A mysterious robed man is haunting Rena Carrington’s dreams. He’s chatting each night, giving her details of the future. Worse, he’s seducing her with his fiery kisses and silken caresses. Her dream man is spoiling her for other men since none of them measure up to Mr. Tall and Mysterious. During this, Rena’s sister disappears, presumed dead, and Rena struggles to protect her niece from her sister’s eye-on-the chance ex.
After losing his wife and child, guilt has David seeking refuge with the druids at the monastery on Smoking Isle. Discovering Rena on the dreamscape yanks him from his quiet, scholarly life. He’s thrust into a dangerous adventure where he and Rena must keep the Dragon Isles residents safe from ambitious dragons intent on change. Rena might clutch her skepticism, but her eyes do not deceive her. Her mystery dream man is no mirage, and he insists they’re stronger together. A former soldier, David is no stranger to war, but now the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. His heart is on the line, a child is in danger, and his newfound dragon friends need his help. Rena and David—no turning back. No second chances. It’s do or die.
Dark Seduction is the second book in the Vampire Royals of New York series, a dark paranormal romance featuring a commanding, dirty-talking, British vampire king and the seductive con artist who might just bring him to ruin… or become his eternal salvation.
For half-Sidhe billionaire Conal Donovan, rich people problems include an ex who’s an evil Fairy goddess named Siobhan. When Siobhan sends a team of werewolf terrorists to kidnap and torture him, he’s rescued by Helena Baker, African American, former FBI agent, and wolf-shifter. But Conal’s not out of the woods, because Siobhan has sworn to kill him, his sisters, and all his Sidhe friends. He and Helena decide the only way to protect the innocent is to focus Siobhan’s vicious jealousy on them by pretending to be lovers.
Helena Baker’s best friend is a gun inhabited by a retired death god, so she can handle werewolves. She’s less sure about the handsome white guy with the talking phoenix and the relentless commitment to protecting his sisters. Especially considering that she’s in her Burning Moon — the werewolf version of heat. Her pheromones make Conal just as interested in her as she is in him. But is their growing love real? And what will happen when the hormones wear off? Love really shouldn’t be this complicated.
Bath, England, 1803. At 28, Jane Austen prefers walking and reading to balls and assemblies; she dreams of someday publishing her carefully crafted stories. Already on the shelf and in grave danger of becoming a spinster, Jane goes searching for a radical solution—and as a result, seemingly by accident, time-travels. She lands in…
Bath, England, present day. The film set of Northanger Abbey. Sofia Wentworth is a Hollywood actress starring in a new period film, an attempt to reinvent her flagging career and, secretly, an attempt to reinvent her failing marriage. When Sofia meets Jane, she marvels at the young actress who can’t seem to “break character,” even off set. And Jane—acquainting herself with the horseless steel carriages and seriously shocking fashion of the twenty-first century— meets Sofia, a woman unlike anyone she’s ever met before. Then she meets Fred, Sofia’s brother, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever, and kind-hearted. What happens when Jane, against her better judgement, falls in love with Fred? And when Sofia learns the truth about her new friend Jane? And worst of all, if Jane stays with Fred, will she ever achieve her dream, the one she’s now seen come true?
Severine DuNoir has discovered who has been hunting her. Now she needs to discover why. As the foes circle each other, their friends and family get drawn into the conflict. Just who can Severine trust? How can she stop him? And what will happen to those she loves if she fails? She’s all too afraid the answer is one she won’t be able to live with. Book FOUR in the Mysteries of Severine DuNoir. These historical adventures are playful with a lightly spooky edge. In the coming stories, Severine will discover more than she expected, but her sight will never turn from uncovering just what happened to her parents, not even for the dashing, Grayson Thorne. Join Severine as she peels back the layers of history and memory all while creating a future of her own.
I want out of Florida. Don’t get me wrong. Working at the animal shelter is great. But as soon as I get an offer to work with alpha shifters, I know I have to take the job. I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet. Until I hear his voice. Feel his touch. Taste his command. I was wrong about working on an alpha shifter island. There is more messed-up things happening here than I care to know. But one alpha is calling my name, beckoning to me. He is forcing me close to him. He is my fated mate, connected to me by a dark, unearthly realm. I can’t escape him. His rippling muscle, impeccable body, and possessive handling is too much for a girl from Gainesville to handle. One touch is all it takes to capture me. He becomes my world. Private security guards are on the hunt for my man, and the other alpha wolves have turned on us. I’ll never leave his side. But first we have to get off this island. Then, I’m having his baby.
Harper Cahill has spent every year since graduation pursuing her career goal. She’s sacrificed friends, family and lovers to get there, but an unexpected brush with a gorgeous stranger might just bring those dreams crashing down. As head of Public Relations for a government agency, she should know everything that’s going on. What she hears from the mysterious man however, ignites a burning for the truth…and a desire to feel his lips upon hers just one more time.
All Damien Valen wanted to do was get past the blockade set up around his hometown. He never expected to fall for the driver sneaking him through, but since the moment he locked eyes with her, his dragon hasn’t ceased bellowing in triumph. He’s found her. After so many years of searching, he’s finally found his mate in the one place he’d all but abandoned. There’s just one problem. She works for the enemy.
Once on the inside of the blockade, Damien had planned to unite his kin and end the Agency’s grip on the town where he was born. However, the dragon shifter finds that he’s too late, they’ve already left. The only person he knows on the inside, is Harper. Caught up in the web of lies and deception spread by the agency, Harper isn’t sure who to trust anymore. Her employer is all she knows, but her heart is calling out for Damien, the supposed bad guy. Can she untangle everything and learn how to open her heart again, before it’s too late? Because the Agency’s wicked director has just gotten involved, and the unlikely duo might not survive the coming storm alone.
The year is 2015 and a tragic car accident on an icy road in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan sets into motion a series of life-changing events for twins Robyn and Tyler Madison. Determined to rebound from a dead-end job and a failed marriage, Robyn puts her heart and soul into solving a family mystery—a portrait of an unknown man with haunted, melancholy eyes.
On September 14, 1854, during a raging storm, the ship ‘Mighty Molly Raye’ sank off the coast of Grand Island. Robyn’s ancestor, Cecil Dunbar, the lighthouse keeper, managed to rescue the prized cargo but was unable to decipher the instructions for its destination. Robyn, with the use of resources like the internet, feels it’s her duty to solve the mystery.
Halloween hijinks abound! The Halloween Festival in Coventry is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, but when a prop in the haunted house attraction turns out to be a real dead body, Kinsley has to solve the crime one spell at a time.
Eden’s Dragon, not a serpent, tempted Adam into biting into the apple. The male offspring of the original female dragon shifter, the Brethren, vowed to rid the world of their seductress sisters. Fearing for the lives of her daughters, a mother casts an enchantment to transform her offspring into dragon figurines. One day each year, the daughters materialize. If in the twenty-four-hour period they find their true mates, the enchantment will end. For only with their powerful mates by their side will the female descendants of Eden’s dragon defeat the Brethren. At midnight on Halloween in Magic, New Mexico, a crystal dragon once again takes her human form. A lion shifter from a parallel dimension claims her as his own. If they are true mates, the enchantment will end and together they will face the danger that has plagued the women for centuries.
She’s a mermaid out of water. He’s the man who can quench her thirst. The clock is ticking for Alara, daughter of the Sea King, and her exploration of land. Rumor has it that a treasure unearthed from an ancient seabed near the town of Magic, New Mexico, can help. The painted pearl carries the power of the ocean, bringing the waters wherever its bearer wishes. With the pearl, she can carry the sea with her and convince land dwellers to respect and protect the oceans. All she has to do is find it before sundown of the sixth day, after which she must return to the sea forever. Too bad her competition is cunning…and mouthwateringly seductive. Wizard Devon Kaleo is a collector of rare magical artefacts. He has his sights set on finding the legendary painted pearl to defend his homeland, but his clever and alluring rival Alara threatens to derail his mission. And she’s not the only one—a mad sea god seeks the power of the pearl so he can drown all the lands of Earth. The wayward mermaid and rogue sorcerer can accept defeat, or they can join forces to win the pearl, but only if they can trust one another and the passion they share.
When supernatural secrets collide, it’ll take more than coffee to brew the perfect love. When Ky Hernández bonded with his familiar, Zuri, his life changed forever. Their connection turned him into a practicing witch and led him to his calling as a medimagical professional. However, it totally tanked his love life—what guy would settle for eternal second place behind a parrot? So Ky keeps his witchy nature under wraps and sticks to hookups with humans, which can never go anywhere. But the mouthwatering barista at the coffee shop next door makes him thirst for more than a caffeine fix.
The charms Ewan Jones uses to appear human are inconvenient, disorienting, and . . . necessary. Ewan and his siblings are achubyddion, metaphysical healers whose powers are coveted by unscrupulous supernatural beings. And let’s face it: all supes are unscrupulous, given the right incentive. He’s grateful for the protections that hide his little family, and for the barista job that keeps them housed and fed. He’s just so lonely. And his regular, Ky, the super-hot, commitment-averse EMT, seems like the perfect candidate for a one-night shot at intimacy. After all, humans are no threat. It takes a clumsy coffee shop intern, a mysterious werewolf epidemic, and one snarky parrot to unravel their pasts—and give them a chance at a future.
VS Note: Looks to me as if a few of these might have a little fantasy/paranormal element, although the balance seems contemporary. What the heck, it’s the holidays!
Most of us have had experiences when something we’ve desperately wanted is so close that Santa seems the perfect person to ask for the miracle.When one believes, it’s amazing the conflicts that are overcome and the surprises that can follow. You’ll be amazed by each of these fantastic holiday books full of Christmas cheer and thrilling romance we’ve written for your entertainment.
VS Note: Something a little different but fun!
From kelpies to selkies, kabouters to kludde, this book contains 28 hand-drawn illustrations of mythical creatures featured in the Seven Wardens books. On each spread you’ll also find a short description of the creature’s origins plus quotes from the books to help you fully immerse yourself in this fantastical world. Each illustration is followed by a blank page to prevent bleed-through if you use markers.The perfect book for fans of the series or those interested in weird and wonderful mythology from Scotland and around the world.
Evan Dawe’s coven is falling apart. Between wars with competing shifter Crews, an injured King, and attacks from other supernaturals, the vampire numbers in Winterset are dwindling. And every vampire worth his weight in salt knows there is safety in numbers. When a trio of gruesome murders happen right outside of his sleepy town, it’s up to Evan to find out who is putting his people in danger and stop them. The murderer has only allowed one survivor, and Nicole is terrified of vampires. Evan needs to gain her trust so he can learn all he can about the monster that is hunting her. But his plans to use her as bait quickly unravel when he gets to know the sweet, quirky, curvy beauty. And the closer he gets to her, the more he will sacrifice to keep her safe. Even if it means keeping her safe from him.
Nicole Rider is a survivor, but the hits just keep coming. She’s trying to get back to a normal life after one night with a vampire changed the entire course of her life. When a tall, bloodlusting, sexy as hell vampire shows up claiming he is here to save her life, she doesn’t trust him at all. Why? Because he’s a vampire, and vampires only know how to destroy lives. But the longer she is in his possession, the more she feels like maybe her life should’ve been destroyed into something new all along.
There’s nothing pretty about war—blood, death, pain… that’s all it brings. And this one has already taken it’s sacrifice.
But there’s no choice anymore, we need this new world and fighting is the only way. Damien, Theo, Killian, Ryder, Hiro, Joshua, and I face more challenges than ever before, death a shadow over us that even I’m not safe from.
One by one we’ll turn our questions into answers as old enemies emerge and new alliances are forged. There’s too much at stake to lose now, and my Phoenix will set the world on fire to help me to protect my friends and the six men I’ve fallen for, because sometimes family isn’t the one you’re born into, but the one you choose. With the rebellion on our shoulders and war on our doorstep, I’m done waiting. I will claim the men I love as mine and seal our mating before I face the final flames as my mother did before me. Together we’ll make our stand against the forces of darkness as the battle rages around us. Are we destined to see our future burn away in flames, or will love transcend death to reveal the Beauty In Ashes?
Dr. Mara Maxwell is having a crappy day. She’s covering an extra shift at the hospital, it’s a full moon bringing out all the crazies, and the senior doctor is mysteriously sneaking out with medical supplies. Too curious for her own good, she follows the doctor to the hospital’s basement. Waking in a cage wasn’t in her plans, but that’s not the worst part. Now she’s…growling.
Xeon Pearse, alpha wolf for the Lumberton pack, is trying to find his missing sister and pack mates. When he gets a phone call from a stranger who tells him she knows where his wolves are, he and his beta Kyro jump into action. The instant Xeon and Mara meet, he knows she’s meant for him. But Kyro’s certain she’s meant for him too. Together, during the day, the trio hunts down the monster playing Frankenstein to find out what he did to Mara. At night though, she’s dealing with two men loving her and multiple forces trying to take over her mind. It will take both alpha and beta to save their mate from herself. But they’ll need Mara to help control the monsters before they destroy everything in their path, including her.
I was born with a curse that spun a violent storm around me, seizing every beautiful and fragile thing that flittered into my life, tearing it all from my grasp as effortlessly as the wings of a butterfly are torn from its body. Or so I thought, anyway. It all changed when they came for me, when they dragged me to trial for my crimes. I should have faced execution, but fate is a fickle and funny thing, taunting me with the knowledge that I was always destined to be so much more. They know it: the five great masters who took control of my life, and now fight for control over my soul.
He knows it, as well. The golden-eyed warrior whose fate is tied horribly and inexplicably with mine. From the great cliffs to the wide, violent ocean, they shadow my steps. From the perfumed halls to the quiet, dusty rooms, they push my every limit in cruel and unrelenting ways. Because we all know…There is something evil taking root deep beneath the earth, a horror growing behind every shadow, a disease clawing into our midst, the end of the world as we know it drawing close enough to spot on the horizon. The darkness is coming. And I might be the only one who can stop it.
Lila is my destined mate. I know it the moment I see her. Wanting her isn’t enough. My inner dragon demands that I keep her safe. Even from herself. The disease she lives with is tearing her apart, making her suffer. She suffers incredible torment. Why keep suffering when my claiming bite could heal her? But illness isn’t the only trouble.
Threatening notes. Stalking. Danger to my mate and her daughter. I won’t let anyone touch them. Whatever it takes to keep them from harm, it’s done. Lila wants me to see beyond her illness. I do. I want every part of her. She’s mine and it has nothing to do with making her whole. How can I convince her to accept my bite?
Alasdair Blakesley is the head of the Covens Syndicate. He shouldn’t need to look beyond the witches and warlocks he governs, or his own abilities, to solve any problem. But a demon infestation means he can’t trust anyone who may be possessed. The last person he wants to ask for help is also the only person who can fix this, so he sucks up his pride and storms into her office. And she turns him down cold. As the owner of Brimstone Inc., Delilah’s passion is helping others with their supernatural problems. But Alasdair is the last man Delilah wants to tangle with. The infuriating man sees too much and demands even more. And did she mention the way he sets her body on fire?
Not that it matters—demons are the only things with which she cannot interfere. Too bad a higher power steps in and sends them both on a crash course of each others’ pasts, presents, and futures. How is a Christmas Carol nightmare supposed to solve his demon problem without breaking the rules she’s bound by?
As a powerful hedgewitch and psychic, there isn’t much I can’t work to my advantage and finesse with a spell. Love, fortune, and even the perfect cup of coffee are all possible with the snap of my fingers. But some things are utterly beyond my control. Like the powerful and broody warlock who’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember—and even the lifetimes I often can’t. Things almost as dangerous as Lucien Bergeron’s hold on me and the breathtaking smiles only I get to see. Or the evil still stalking the streets of New Orleans that beckons to me to see. To feel. To die. With everything riding on a razors-edge, and things that have been portended coming to fruition, threatening both me and those I love, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist my fate. Or his charm. If I work with Lucien, it could mean the end for both of us. If I don’t, those I love most will pay.
Gabby has a secret that might get her kicked out of the only true home she’s ever known. Her powers, her magic that every one of her people are born with isn’t right. It’s broken and wrong and . . . Mason knows. The gorgeous widowed warrior makes her heart pound and her legs weak, but his wounded past keeps him from getting close to anyone. Except, Gabby. He can’t resist getting close Gabby, no matter how much his mind and heart protest. But the secret she’s hiding about her powers is big and dangerous and threatens to tear them apart before they’ve even begun.
On the darkest day, in the darkest hour, when all hope has been extinguished, a hand will draw the one true sword, and a lost throne shall be reclaimed…Generations of De Montfort women have protected the sword in the stone. Gwen is the last of them, following in the footsteps of her grandmother, Moscelyne. But the sword has now been drawn, and the new Witch King may well be working with Darkside. Now the race is on to find the missing artifacts that will stop the king accessing the full power of the sword. But as the attacks escalate and the fractured clues of history are slowly pieced together, Gwen, Mo, and Luc Durant—the motorbike-riding warrior from an ancient order of knights—quickly realize all is not as it seems. Worse still, the true source of the plot to unleash Darkside and restore witch rule is far closer to home than any had guessed. But as new prophecies rise, and the truth of the sword in the stone becomes clear, another race begins. One that will end with a crown, a throne, and the fate of all England as its prize.
VS Note: If you’ve been enjoying my STAR CRUISE Sectors stories, here are the alien empath spinoff titles (shown with STAR CRUISE STOWAWAY, which features Tyrelle. Her sister Mirielle, is the heroine of the second book and two of her fellow empaths feature in books 3 and 4. All are standalone, however.
DANGER IN THE STARS: A prisoner of the interstellar crime syndicate, can she trust the mob enforcer who loves her? He’s got secrets of his own… (There might be a scene on the Nebula Zephyr, just sayin’. No spoilers.) Amazon Apple Books Kobo Barnes & Noble Google
FATED STARS: She’s a tough mercenary with no time for foolish errands. But how can she resist risking everything for the alien empath prisoner who captures her heart? Amazon Apple Books Kobo B&N Google
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