Quite a week for big name SFR releases! Woot, hours of happy reading ahead!
As always, I rcommend 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).
A forbidden love forged by fyre…Former Secret Service agent Henry Winslow comes to planet Draco to help a friend. He intends to return to Earth, but something about the mysterious woman in bridal white grabs him and won’t let him go. It’s a crazy, futile infatuation. She’s an alien dragoness, a priestess, and possibly literally divine. To pursue her would be playing with fyre…After a devastating loss, dragon-shifter O’ne seeks vengeance at the temple of the Eternal Fyre. Unexpectedly, she is exalted to priestess and bonded to the sacred flame, transforming her life to one of duty and devotion. Then Henry arrives, and the mostly human man awakens her secret yearnings. To have anything to do with him would be playing with fyre…Surrendering to temptation and passion, Henry and O’ne are about to discover when they play with fyre they might get burned.
Nora says she’s happy. Dagesh isn’t so sure. He loves his pretty human mate and wants nothing more than to bring a smile to her face…so she’ll go running into his arms. When he asks the tribe what she’s missing, someone suggests a wedding. All right, then. He’ll throw the best barbarian wedding ever. So how does Nora tell her determined, thoughtful mate that what she wanted wasn’t a wedding…but something a little different in bed?
Commander Kaira Chand of the Australian Air Force knows the meaning of loss. She lost both her beloved husband and her father over recent years, and she vows never to let a man close again. As head of security for a secret weapons facility in the Australian desert, she’s fighting to protect the scientists working to defend Earth from invasion. That includes working with their allies, the Eon Warriors. What she never expected in her wildest dreams was to find herself instantly mated to a handsome, silver fox alien warrior. Medical Commander Thane Kann-Eon lives to heal. He’s dedicated to keeping his crew aboard the warship, the Rengard, whole and healthy. Unlike his fellow warriors, he knows he’ll never mate. There hasn’t been a mating in his family for generations. Then a petite Terran commander changes everything. He’s instantly drawn to Kaira, and as soon as their hands touch, he’s stunned by the deluge of emotion that crashes over him. An unheard-of instant mating. In the midst of their shocking connection, Kaira and Thane find themselves abducted by a Kantos strike team. Taken aboard a battlecruiser, they soon realize the insectoid aliens nabbed the wrong couple, and they are marked for execution. Now they face a wild race for survival that will take them to a distant, deadly world. They’ll both struggle with their raw, intense mating bond, against the backdrop of a Kantos proving ground where everything is out to kill them.
Jane has no interest in the great outdoors. She prefers her comfortable bed, her books, and all the conveniences of modern life. So when she wakes up alone and naked in what appears to be an alien jungle, her only goal is to find her way home. The question of whether or not she’s alone is answered when a massive stranger comes to her rescue. Her savior is big and growly and he doesn’t speak her language – but the heat in his eyes doesn’t need translation…
Commander Taraxan’s people may have mastered advanced technology, but they have never forgotten their primitive roots. So when he wakes up naked and weaponless on an unknown planet, he is annoyed but not alarmed.
As he searches for a way to return to his civilization, he discovers a strange, pale female blundering around the jungle. Oblivious to the hazards surrounding her, she is clumsy, helpless… and completely adorable. As an honorable warrior, he has no choice but to protect her – but he doesn’t expect the task to be so rewarding… Can two complete opposites survive the jungle – and their sizzling attraction to one another? And what possible future awaits a human woman and an alien commander who are both determined to return to their own worlds?
Chitto is a humble farmer living in a small island village on a distant planet, but the fruit of his trees has a terrible secret… He meets Tenoch, the man of his dreams when the circus comes to town, but his romance is cut short when the town is raided by conquistadors from another world. Chitto sets out on a rescue mission where he enlists the help of his neighbor and a secret order of knights who worship a dragon god. His lover and his friends are sold as a slave to the Earl of Málagan IV, where Tenoch finds himself caught up in a scandalous love triangle and a dangerous web of royal politics. Is he ever rescued? Does he want to be? Will Chitto’s secrets catch up with him? What happens to their friends? Find out in this action-packed LGBT alternate reality indigenous space adventure.
As the empire’s most ruthless female assassin, I’m used to killing without a second thought. But I’ve never infiltrated a raider horde before. Or seduced after a vicious Vandar warlord. When I contrive to be captured by the raiders who terrorize the galaxy, my plan is to seduce Raas Bron before I assassinate him. That’s before I lay eyes on the huge, menacing Vandar with his long, dark hair and even longer tail. Despite his size and fierce reputation, the dominant warlord is no brainless beast. He’s a formidable foe who takes me to his bed and fires something within me that’s long been dormant. Soon, I don’t know if I’m seducing him, or if he’s seducing me. The longer I pursue the Raas, the harder it is to remember my mission. Even as the alien warlord claims my body as his, I attempt to protect my heart and remind myself of my duty. Can I fulfill my promise to the empire, or will I lose myself in the passionate raider’s desire to possess me—body and soul? If I don’t kill the warlord who’s claimed me, I know I’ll become the one pursued by the empire. And the empire does not show mercy to rogue assassins.
EARTH, YEAR 2328 – The Virgin Hunt Games continues. One innocent virgin. One jaded lothario. One dazzling fortune to the winner. But first one must survive.
Born with special abilities, N8 and the rest of “the children” have lived underground their entire lives, where they’ve been led to believe there was a nuclear war that left the Earth’s surface uninhabitable. The scientists chose what information they were given, what TV shows and movies they could watch, as well as what they were allowed to eat. It was only a matter of time before he and the others started questioning their very existence. They’ve endured brutal experiments and testing since birth, but to what end? When will it stop? They realize it won’t, unless they do something about it.
Cydney Huddleston works for corporation, but she can’t stand how the company is treating “the children.” N8 and the others know nothing of real life outside of the underground labs they’re forced to live in, or the lies they’ve been fed. When she’s ordered to seduce N8, she makes a decision that will ruin her career, and possibly cost her her life, but it’s worth it to free the innocent ones who have never breathed fresh air, seen the stars, or even felt love. Out of thousands of attempts to create an 8th Species, only six survived, and they must stick together. The question is, who can they trust with their secrets? Because the truth has the power to set them free. Literally.
A Bounty-Hunter determined to reclaim his honour. A Fighter-Pilot on a mission to save Earth. Ronin must choose between his reputation and his heart. When an alien bounty hunter takes Sophia prisoner, she is determined not to let him stop her. Recruited for this mission while still at the academy, Sophia has trained for every eventuality and been equipped with the tools and knowledge to move across a galaxy hostile to humans, alone. But when she sees how conflicted her captor is, and with her attraction to him growing, Sophia will use every weapon at her disposal to get to the IGC and complete her mission. Five solars after helping ex-slaves and ruining his reputation as a bounty hunter, Ronin finally has a chance to regain his license. When he’s sent on a job by Hekalion Dar, to retrieve a data packet from an alien ship, he doesn’t expect chaos personified in the form of a human female. As she outwits him at every turn, Ronin finds himself re-examining his future and how he might rebuild it around the tenacious Sophia.
But as all paths lead to the fateful meeting with the IGC, the Bentari and Fedhith are working behind the scenes to ensure neither Earth nor Tessa ever know safety.
“Love is back in the air as Valentine’s Day grows closer, but one young cat-shifter named Roam is in danger of not receiving any Valentine’s Day cards this year! The Dragonling girls are on a mission, which of course leads to chaos, heart-warming adventures, and our favorite alien dads worrying again!
The choice you make is the future you create. Climate-driven plagues haunt humanity, and it’s Regional Director Zuri Hill-Gray’s job to keep the clean-energy grid running. Zuri has the perfect life—a beautiful home on the Hillstead, a loving family, and a powerful job keeping the LA Basin’s grid humming. If only she didn’t see the ghost of her dead twin in the mirror. Her grief-counselor husband understands too much, her Aunties Cora and Vivian smother her to excess, and her mother can’t look at her daughter without seeing the half that’s missing. Zuri can’t begin to face her sister’s little daughter—to Ruby, Zuri is the ghost. Which is why she’s running away to work, again, on the anniversary of her sister’s death. Then a power engineer walks into Zuri’s office and claims someone is stealing energy from Power Island One—and they’ve tried to kill her to cover it up. The more Zuri digs, the more it’s clear someone’s been tinkering in the shut-down fusion labs. They’re going to dangerous lengths to hide it, and it’s been happening right under her nose. Which is how Regional Directors lose their jobs. Zuri’s already lost her better half—she can’t afford to lose this, too. You Knew the Price is the second of four tightly-connected novels in a new hopepunk series. It’s about our future, how society lives on invisible things, like electricity and trust, that are far too easy to break… and how our most difficult moments are often when we discover the only path forward is healing not just ourselves but the world.
VS Note: From DEC 21
Vintro. The planet that had stolen all her dreams. Melandria Solei has always dreamed of commanding a starship and exploring the universe. When her own dark-eyed older lover steals the position she’s worked for, she never expects to go chasing after him in a stolen ship to a world colder than revenge.
We left Earth on the colonization ships and ended up crashing on a strange new world full of dragon shifters. Now that we’re here, I’m trying to find my place. I was one of the ship’s doctors and now I’m studying to be a Healer. When disaster strikes, members of the Earth Clan Healers are called upon to help. Little did I know their Prince would be among them. As soon as we meet, he claims I am his fated one—his Linaya. But we barely know each other and I’m afraid to rush into something so soon. But the more time we spend together, I find myself drawn to Kaj. I trust him with my life, but can I trust him with my heart?
Lorring Laurent is in desperate need to apologize for the one mistake he’s ever regretted in life, ghosting Dixie Martin, his one true love. But once the pandemic hits the world and an alien shifter race comes to take over the Earth, will Dixie be ready to accept it?
Helicopter parents, a squirrel invasion… and murder. All Susan wants is to get through this visit from her controlling parents without tumbling down a black hole of despair. But galactic forces are colliding at her whimsical B&B, Wits’ End, and her parents have plans of their own. When two men die on the same day, both mysterious deaths are tied to her mom and dad. Meanwhile, a squirrel scofflaw is riling up the tiny mountain town of Doyle, and Susan realizes she’s the only person who can stop the madness. And if this B&B owner can’t put these crimes to rest fast, her carefully organized life may come crashing to earth.
Sophia – With my best friend Madeline matched with the king of Mars and pregnant with his child, there is no way he will let her out of his sight. That means that the dangerous mission back to Earth to retriever her sister Abigail is all on me. I’ve never been the brave one. I’ve spent my life comfortably in the shadow of my accomplished friend, but now I’ll have to step up because Madeline and Abigail are depending on me. I’m not going to let my friends down.
Martix – I’ve been tasked with leading the mission back to Earth to retrieve one single female. No matter how absurd I consider the risk, I am loyal to my king and to Mars. I will do my duty to the best of my ability. But when the queen’s best friend, who is joining me on this mission, incites the effects of the matching serum, my doubts are multiplied. (…more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Cindy has never been lucky in love. A folklore college student, she works hard to help her single mom support her family. She’s never had time for romance, and the only guys she has met just don’t interest her. But then she meets Michael in one of her folklore classes. Sparks fly right away…and soon she’s struggling to make room for new love in her life. But things go wrong when it’s time to introduce him to her family. What Cindy doesn’t know is that Michael is an earthbound alien, which definitely complicates things. Michael needs to figure out what to do, as his identity could compromise everything he’s worked towards for everyone on Earth. What will she do when she finds out his true motives?
VS Note: not romance…
Saturn. The Ringed Planet. Harbinger of ideas and wonder. The planet that gave birth to the modern era of science envisioning the myriad of multi-colored rings circling the planet, one of the reasons for the invention of the telescope and the second largest in our solar system. These are the stories of Saturn, the great Titan. Tales of time, age and endings.
I’m abducted by aliens and slung into holding cells with a group of other ‘lucky’ human women, but I don’t have long to figure out what’s happening because I’m taken elsewhere. To the blue alien prince with a killer body, lethal claws, and horns. Although he’s definitely not horny. This moody and domineering alien refuses to touch me, but also pretends I’m his mate when he takes me around his swanky city. Turns out his parents want a baby blue grandchild and my hot alien prince isn’t the fatherly type. The more time we spend together, the more I want him to throw me on his inviting bed and do wicked things to me. And I swear he looks at me as if he wants to devour me too—in a good way. I’m on a countdown. If I don’t get pregnant with the prince’s baby soon, I can kiss my life goodbye. How far is my prince prepared to go to protect the woman the stars fated him to meet?
Memories all stripped away, a nameless woman is sold at auction. Her buyer might be an angel, but he’s no holy symbol–and he’s clearly got bad intentions. When the angels are evil and the demons won’t help, what then? Then you run like hell, you hide, and do whatever it takes to stay alive. Even pick a fight with an alien twice your size.
*~*~* Dae, Ilsuk, and Xuakai have been living together for a long time, finding love and companionship among one another and their young daughter, Minsie. The sudden appearance of a fugitive in their storage bay isn’t what they anticipated on this particular market run, and she may have been the first to draw blood…but Ilsuk has smelled this type of fear before and knows what sorts of things cause it. The men will do whatever it takes to keep their daughter safe, but when little Minsie decides to make friends with the beast below deck, they have to reevaluate how they see the feral woman. She may turn out to be exactly what they all needed.
Emily – Emily’s last husband returned her to the mail order bride agency because she’s defective. When the agency matches her to a second alien, he doesn’t show up to claim her. She has two choices: go to the local brothel to earn her keep or be sold off at random to an alien, a Zyanthan Warrior to be precise. Zyanthan males reportedly have two *****. While that will certainly make their time in the bedroom more fun, Emily doesn’t care about physiology. She just wants someone who will be kind to her and who won’t return her to Earth. Makov – The war left Makov with his share of scars and trauma. All he wants is to earn a living raising solcaps on his farm. The money in his pocket had been earmarked for the bank, to cover his debt, but somehow he ends up buying a bride he never wanted. She’s just coming home with him for the night, to give her fiancé the chance to make it to town and claim her. Forget that she brings warmth and humor into his life again. She belongs to another male, and Makov needs his money back or he’ll lose the only thing that matters to him, his property. He doesn’t need a bride. He doesn’t deserve a bride. Drekk… He wants this bride.
Oakley Commton has been cursed. After minor exposure to an unknown element mined from an asteroid, she’s suddenly aware of being a heroine in a Natalie J. Damschroder story. And she’s pissed. Learning you’re not in control of your own life would depress anyone. Plus, Damschroder writes romance, and Oakley can’t tell what trope she’s using. Friends to lovers? Alpha male? Forbidden love with the boss? The only saving grace is that when she’s assigned to a mission that could lead to her death—or worse—she knows the outcome will be success. Damschroder only writes happy endings. But she’s sure going to make it difficult to get there.
VS Note: A re-release
When Vix discovers the secret life that has led to her husband’s coma, the only thing she can do is make that life hers. It takes her into a world of unimaginable pain and astounding gratification for lives saved. Training to go battle an insidious enemy helps her process her grief and shock. When she goes on her first mission through the void, she finds not only a new self-purpose, but her lost husband, as well. She did the impossible once. Can she do it again, and bring him home?
VS Note: A re-release
Using time travel to right wrongs has filled Amaya and Brody’s lives for 12 years. But when they learn what The Charge, their employer, is really doing with the power they’ve tapped, everything changes. Their purpose. Their choices. And their feelings for each other.
Cali has spent her entire existence hiding everything she truly is from everyone… including her family. Love isn’t something she believes in. She’s seen the harm that so-called emotion can cause in her own parents’ relationship and wants no part of it. Star Base Commander Jamis Dexxirs and his Sub Commander Taarig Ynn are well known for their attitudes toward females and their sexual preferences. They are Apre, one of the most powerful, long-living beings in the universe, so why settle for one female when there were so many to choose from.
Vaslisha Tor Dain had a simple life as a mercenary captain. Then a bunch of murdering Asarlaí stepped up and made things messy. After a long recovery, she and most of her crew are ready to return to a nice, normal mercenary life of fighting where they are paid to fight instead of trying to save the Commonwealth. Things start to go off course when a mysterious ship comes far too close to her secret home planet. A ship that’s been missing for over fifty years. Then invaders from outside the Commonwealth show way too much interest in Vas and her crew—the type of interest that leads to death. The crew finally gets a job and undercover one outside the Commonwealth. Simple. Just find who has been stealing cargo from a major Commonwealth firm, get paid a lot of money, and come back. Things are never simple. Now Vas has to deal with pirates, murderers, long dead nuns, and an invasion that looks to be heading for the Commonwealth. This time the Commonwealth alone isn’t at risk—the entire Universe is. This series takes place after the end of the Asarlaí Wars and it is strongly recommended to be read after Defiant Ruin.
Astrid Bailey is content living alone, balancing her career as a contract machinist with her true passion: making “felicitation devices” for her discerning female clients. The upcoming World’s Fair, with its substantial cash prize, is an opportunity for her to open the shop she’s always imagined and solve her financial woes. With questionable credentials, though, she’s unable to enter without a reputable businessman to vouch for her.
Eli Rutledge, noted watchmaker, needs to enter the World’s Fair to maintain his reputation as an innovator, but he’s fresh out of ideas. With no other options, he agrees to Astrid’s proposal, lending his good name to her scandalous invention. When construction heats up, so does their chemistry–and the complications. Astrid is unaccustomed to accepting help, especially from a privileged businessman like Eli, even if she can’t keep her hands off him. Eli is losing his fight to an attraction that could spell professional disaster and heartbreak. As the Fair date approaches, Astrid and Eli must decide how far they’ll go for the business…and for each other. Warning: contains scandalous “product testing,” steamy f/f and m/f encounters, and gratuitous liberties with an alternative-history Steampunk London, all in the quest for happily ever after.
From sweet saviors to steamy angelic warriors, reluctant heroes to grumpy playboys, this anthology has something for everyone who’s ever fantasized about being a hero…or falling for one. Do you dare to peek behind the mask and live out your sweetest, darkest, steamiest fantasies? Each story includes superheroes and a swoon-worthy happily every after!
Lexi Seymour never expected to be in an arranged marriage—much less to an alien prince as part of a treaty with Earth. But when she discovers her husband-to-be is an awkward teenager during the engagement ball, the only thing worse is her immediate attraction to his cocky, blue-scaled, seven-foot-tall brother. Crown Prince Anax Yio’hyra has never spent more than a single night in a female’s bed. When the playboy attends the engagement ball of his younger brother, he doesn’t expect to meet an intoxicating human that he can’t forget. Even worse, she’s his brother’s new fiancée. Lexi refuses to betray her engagement despite her attraction, but Anax isn’t one to surrender what he wants—not when he suspects Lexi is his fated mate. Anax needs to convince Lexi to give their love a chance. But can they build a happy life when an intergalactic war is brewing?
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note…
I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married. It took me so long to hate him. Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband. Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I put it on my TBR list…
In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into – so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders – the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country’s most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads. Together, the five know every secret – the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they’re given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew. But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they’ll do anything to protect.
Mechanic and racer Amber lives to go fast. Life is short, so why slow down? When she’s forced to work with slow and steady Torvok, she thinks she might lose her mind. When they’re sent on a mission to find more metal to rebuild the ship, they’re thrown into a mystery. And when sparks fly between them, Amber realizes that Torvok’s methodical and controlled touches drive her crazy in all the right ways. But a disaster leads them deep beneath the ground, and one wrong word could separate them forever.
He lost his humanity to save his sister – More machine than man, Doug can hack any computer across the galaxy. Syndicorp may own him, but he secretly uses his power to protect his twin and the rebels she leads. When he discovers a rogue AI with information that could expose the rebels’ location, he must come up with a plan to destroy it. If only the fiercely loyal woman who owns the AI didn’t make his circuits go haywire…Trapped between duty and love – After mistakenly helping her rebel sister escape, Private Attie Swan just wants to resume her career and forget the rebellion exists. But when a frighteningly hot cyborg abducts her, he turns every belief she has about the corporation she works for on its head. He is also the only hope of keeping her sister alive. Unsure if they can trust each other, they must work together to defend those they love. But the secrets Doug protects could drag them both into a deadly game not even a rogue cyborg can win. And he may just have to sacrifice everything to keep her safe.
Cocky American Ad Exec, Bradley Connors, and his courageous ex-RAF fighter pilot husband, James Garrett, are back in London and once again separated through the power of time. With James stranded in 1956 during a polio outbreak, a world of homophobia threatens to keep him from the man he loves. How will he talk himself out of the trouble he’s unwittingly creating? Who from his past can he rely on to help him get home to Bradley? Will they be able to save their friends from the deadly pandemic or will they too perish in the attempt? And can they do all this while reaffirming that nothing can tear their love apart, not even time itself? Time Cures is a love story like no other. It’s a romance adventure through time.
Jas has spent years regrowing her confidence after getting burned by her ex. Now she has great friends, a beautiful home and a successful career – everything she thought she needed. But two of her friends have recently been Matched, and their obvious happiness has Jas wondering if maybe it’s time to put herself back on the market. An invitation to meet with an Intergalactic fitness company provides the perfect opportunity to dust off her flirting skills. But why is it that the gorgeous but surly alien who stirs up all sorts of memories Jas would rather forget is also the only person there who makes her heart skip a beat?
Nkarri is tired. Tired of his awful job, tired of the people he works with, tired of feeling like he’s failing his daughter by not providing her with the life she deserves. But as a single father without a Match, he doesn’t have too many options. So when he recognises his Match among the Humans visiting, Nkarri realises it’s his one chance for something better. For both himself and his daughter. Nkarri knows Jas is wary of him, and she has every right to be. As far as most people are concerned, Nkarri betrayed Jas before they ever met. But he’ll do whatever it takes to prove to her that they can be more than just a perfect Match – they can be a perfect family.
Vektal & Georgie – What happens after happily ever after? Quite a bit, actually. Georgie and Vektal are mated, but Georgie has a few things on her mind before she settles into her new life…why not have a honeymoon?
Raahosh & Liz – Newly-mated (and grudge-holding) Liz wants nothing more than to be away from the tribe that’s exiled her man. Raahosh wants to prove to Liz that he can be a good mate, even if he’s ugly. On a honeymoon, they can get to know each other better. Perfect, right?
Aehako & Kira – Kira and Aehako are happily mated and waiting for their baby’s arrival. Everything is great…or is it? Because carefree Aehako has turned into the most hovering of spouses, and he’s making everyone at the cave crazy. Kira thinks it’s time for a vacation…of sorts.
Rukh & Harlow – Rukh and Harlow are starting over at the beach, away from everyone else. Newly mated, they’re just now realizing what a monumental task it is to create a home when you’ve got nothing but the leathers on your back. It’s even worse when you can’t talk to your mate. Will misunderstandings ruin everything?
These stories are extended epilogues for readers who want a little more of their favorite couples. Don’t start here! Start at the beginning with Ice Planet Barbarians.
VS Note: A re-release. Author says: “Surrender is a novel length re-release of a novella by the same name that was first published in 2012. This version has been significantly lengthened, re-edited, and includes a new ending.”
The spoils of war are being divided…As Fiona struggles to survive in the aftermath of a brutal war, she worries her sick mother won’t make it long without the medication she so desperately needs. When turncoats offer a way to keep her mother safe, she can’t refuse–even though it means marrying Merokk, a fearsome Kall warrior, and posing as the First Daughter, Betsy Carson. The turncoats assure her the marriage will be in name only–but she soon learns Merokk not only intends to consummate their union, but he expects her to share his bed nightly. Furthermore, she will be subject to his rules and firm discipline.
He’s been given a human female…Kall warrior Merokk has mixed feelings about retiring from battle and marrying a human woman, but it’s his duty to his people and he can’t refuse. One look at Betsy and he’s filled with the powerful urge to conquer the beauty who’s been given to him as the spoils of war. He enjoys taming the headstrong human female and, as the months pass, discovers his feelings for his little wife run deep. But when he learns of her deceit after the real Betsy Carson surfaces, Merokk’s new world comes crashing down. Can he learn to forgive Fiona, or will he spend the rest of their lives punishing her for a crime she never wanted to commit?
How the hell is she supposed to turn wheat into gold? Jaya has no idea— but when a greedy tyrant confuses her for a legendary race of alien alchemists, she has no choice but to figure it out quick. The alien in the next cell has a few thoughts. The handsome devil wants to make a deal, but she doesn’t trust the sly look in his eyes… or the way her heart flutters when he smiles. The sweet, little human sharing the dungeon might be exactly what Rym needs to finally escape. A broker of interstellar deals, he’s used to pulling strings like a puppeteer… until stubborn Jaya. She’s sassy and beautiful, and the only thing keeping his hands off of her are the bars between them. The silver-eyed alien always loved a challenge. They need each other to survive—but the attraction burning between them might be more than either of them bargained for.
Kim Humphries thought she’d missed her chance. More than a year after being abducted (and rescued) by aliens, she has a quiet life on Earth and zero interest in a second go-around with the Virilian Match Program. However, she never stopped thinking about Klae Rillim, the male she’d been chosen for. When the opportunity arises to spend two weeks sightseeing the solar system with Klae on his ship, she accepts. She still has some reservations about space travel after the terror of her past, but what could happen in two weeks? Kim is about to find out. This is a complete novella which can be read alone, but it’s recommended to read TARON, book 5 of the Virilian Mail Order Mates series, first. Kim and Klae are characters introduced in that book who deserved their own happy endings.
The mating marks of the Dilarians are sacred and cherished. Three marks on one mate is unheard of, but here I am.
Lanziel is trying to protect me from himself. I keep trying to show him that I accept him, but he thinks I should pick one of the others even though he can’t seem to keep his hands off me. Thisath keeps stealing kisses and leaving me all hot and bothered. Ronric refuses to share me. Now here I am in a beautiful cave full of all sorts of treasures and mysteries and a surly alien warrior who is demanding I’m his. Here’s the thing, I don’t want to choose.
No place is safe anymore. Matt and his crew know it all too well—and it’s especially true now as the war with the Alraki has reached the heart of Federation space and struck close to home. Suddenly, Matt is faced with a difficult choice. He has the opportunity to sway the tide of the war and rectify a past wrong by helping the Fleet obtain a groundbreaking Alraki technology. But to do so, he must risk his ship and the lives of his crewmates. With Matt’s archenemy, the infamous Captain Rodgers, still on the loose and bent on revenge, the Alraki aren’t the only ones who pose a deadly threat to Matt and the people most dear to his heart. With danger and betrayal haunting their steps, Matt and Ryce must find a way to save their friends even as sinister secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart. This time, the price of staying afloat might be higher than what Matt is willing to pay.
The Kroll have captured me and I know I won’t survive the camp. But Lorn, cruel leader of the camp has claimed me for his own. They say I’m part of the Resistance but I can’t resist him. No matter what his demands are. No matter what he claims from me. I have no choices, not any more. The only thing I control are my words. I won’t say I love him. I can’t. The madness that lies between us Can’t be love. Can it? Can it?
Kyler el Darkos is an elite Gravasian assassin who answers only to the king of Gravas. His mission: Find Balthazar and eliminate him and any of his associates for their part in abducting the king’s son and trying to market stolen Gravasian weapons. His search has brought him to the planet of Mortis and Hell’s Gate, a bar owned by Balthazar’s father. The last thing he expects is to fall for Etta Mortis—his target’s sister—a woman who tempts him to risk his honor for a chance at love.
A “hotshot” spaceship pilot in a group of settlers, Emma is not well liked. Seen as about as useful as tits on a bull, she’s determined to prove them wrong, driving herself to exhaustion that first day. But the next morning, she wakes up devastated, all their hard work in ruins.
Beeyun watches the intruders from the shadows, wanting them to leave his planet. Each time they disappear into the metal beast, he tears apart their efforts with his claws. He wants drive them away, but even with nature aiding him, they push on in their endeavors. As the settlement experiences setback after setback, Emma notices a darker current running through the group. Tempers are raised, fights break out, and people keep whispering about “The Beast.” Then they turn on her, and she’s rescued by the very creature that’s plagued them from day one. Emma is immediately drawn to her savior and feels connected in a way she never has before. She dreams of a life here, but she can’t turn her back on her fellow humans for long. When a new threat arises, she must make an impossible choice: leave the only place she’s ever felt at home or save the very people who wanted her dead.
Xzion says he took me to protect me but he’s not taking me back home. In fact, we’ve crashed on an alien planet and now we’re trapped in a cave from which there’s no escape. He’s all I’ve got. I should be afraid of him, but I can’t take my eyes off his washboard abs and irresistible lips. The longer we’re trapped down here, the harder it will be for me to resist him. I’m barely hanging in there. Xzion will claim my body but if he claims my heart, I’ll never be able to return to Earth. But when we find a way out and discover a treacherous plot intended for mankind, I know my life will never be the same. I’ll be trapped between two worlds and the fate of mankind rests in my hands.
She craves life, love, and her own destiny – Hundreds of years have passed since Miri’s ancestors fled Earth, settling on a remote farm holding on Peshera. They’ve lived and died there ever since, scratching a meager existence out of the dirt. Now her father wants her to do the same, acting as servant to him and her ill-tempered stepmother. Her sole comfort is the tall, broody male who lives in the workshop, who growls out his words and whose eyes follow her every move. He spins tales of the outside world and gives her hope. Her father says Lem is a monster. She sees an irresistable man with horns. Half-human, half-Theil, and a misfit in each world – When Lem is falsely accused of fathering a child, he storms out of his Theil mountain village and marches halfway across the planet. Seeking food and shelter, he’s hired by a drug-addled human who regards him as little more than an animal. Then he meets her: his fated mate, his heart’s desire, and his chance to finally be whole. But she’s his employer’s daughter. His love is forbidden, and revealing it too soon can cost him and Miri everything. Fate brought them together. It can also drive them apart.
Insanely powerful and ridiculously rich, President Vahadr Tzelik II is a man used to getting what he wants. Once he sets his eyes on me and demands I work for him, I literally can’t refuse…He is a merciless Dictator. He can ruin my life with a single flick of his black-clawed fingers. I should be horrified, but instead I’m gazing at his strong, muscled shoulders and intense blue eyes. And the heated looks he gives me send shivers down my spine. I should never have agreed to go near Vahadr’s son, a cute 4-year-old with one hell of a bad attitude. And when I find out the truth about the boy’s surrogacy? Let’s just say I’m afraid to tell my boss. And that secret might just be the biggest mistake of my life.
VS Note: From JAN 29. Re-released novellas…
Things get hot when heroes take off their masks — among other things! Hero Sandwich: When Meg Jennings finds herself at the mercy of a pair of kinky heroes, she discovers keeping a wicked secret can be good, dirty fun. Voodoo: Voodoo is tired of waiting for Lynx. Time to show him everything she can do with her psychic superpowers. Taming Jack: Lark Anderson is determined to save Deputy Jack Ramsey — even if it means accepting an inhuman invader.
Natasha and the Android: When Natasha is kidnapped by an android supervillain who wants to find out why humans are so obsessed with sex, she realizes the dark side has a lot more going for it than she thought. Masks & Mistletoe: From rescuing a ten-year-old from an evil Santa to celebrating a BDSM Christmas, superheroes Lock and Ultra explore discipline, dominance and the kinky way…Warning: Includes forced seduction and adult kink themes that some readers may find objectionable.Publisher’s Note: Unmasked (Box Set) contains the previously published novellas Hero Sandwich, Voodoo, Taming Jack, Natasha and the Android, and Masks & Mistletoe.
“The end is nigh!” according to the media, which is fascinated by the four cloaked figures riding out of the desert. A headline that’s about as believable as the existence of dragons. Truth or hoax? Daphne isn’t paying much attention because she’s busy geeking out over the awesome relics that just came into her museum. She’s giddy at the prospect of getting to see them up close, until she drops one. In her defense, she was attacked…by a guy made of smoke. Things might have turned out really bad if she’d not been rescued by a stranger. A man who is also a dragon. Yup. Dragon. It turns out they are real and super hot. Azrael is also domineering and dangerous with the most toe-curling embrace. But passion will have to wait. Azrael needs Daphne to help him save the world. With two of the seven seals broken, they will have to work fast before a monster is released from its prison.
Unlucky in love and unsatisfied in the bedroom, until they slip into a pair of magical high heels…The rules of the shoes are simple. You put them on, and for forty-eight hours, your wildest sexual fantasies will come true. For forty-eight hours you will be irresistible to whoever you desire. Not to mention, you’ll have sex that will make 50 Shades look G-rated. The only catch is, at no point during the forty-eight hours can the shoes come off. If they do, the magic is over.
Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.
Ryker Lawson has had a string of bad luck over the years. After a tragedy at work, he mounted his Harley and rode into the sunset, only to be attacked and bitten by a werewolf. Burying the past, he’s focused on the future as a member of the Sedona Pack and working as the bartender of their Wolf Pack Bar.
Serenity Harlow is in the battle for her sanity and her life. After her mother’s torturous attempts to “cure” her powerful psychic abilities, she’s lost in the maze of her own mind. But a voice calls to her, a sister she lost long ago, and there’s someone else. She recognizes him even though they’ve never met. Ryker is her destiny, but if she can’t control the power growing inside of her, she could lead to his destruction. One touch and fate sets them on a collision course with tragedy, but Ryker isn’t afraid of a fight. In fact, he’s betting his life that his luck is finally about to change.
Faery’s castle lies in ruins, a reflection of the rest of a land I love. My land, my realm, has altered almost beyond recognition. The part that hasn’t changed is the incredible people and creatures who live in Faery. Unicorns. Fauns. Satyrs. Fae. Sidhe. To name but a few. Their spirits have been indomitable, and it makes me proud to call them brothers. But then, the Unseelie used to be brethren too. Now they stand against us along with a collection of monsters intent on sucking every last breath of life from Faery. The worst part about all of this has been not knowing whom I can call friend. Faery, the incarnation of the land that bears her name, recovered her body, but I don’t trust her. Our lead seer confessed her visions have been tainted. We are in the thick of things. As we lurch into the endgame, my life, soul, and fortunes are linked with the woman I love. We rise—or fall—together. If it comes down to a gut-wrenching choice, will I pick Faery or Dariyah?
One day, I’m inking hellhounds on to my thighs, and the next, I’m in bed with them. Isn’t life grand? I wish I could say that’s the end of our little love story but it’s only the beginning. It all started with Mama, who vanished after a botched séance. After that, the undead rose from their graves thanks to a certain necromancer, whom I may, or may not be connected to. And now the zombies are taking a bite out of New Orleans. And what’s worse, I’m stuck here at the fifty shades hideaway playing smack-ass in a game of amnesia. Perhaps, I should back up. I’m Evangeline Midnight, and as my Grand-mere Delphine would say, it has been a day! So, the different supernatural factions want me, and I have no idea why. Probably something to do with the fact that I’m the spawn of evil, but it’s anyone’s guess. All I know is that after fighting off the evil necromancer reanimating corpses during the Battle of the Undead and basically surviving an undead werewolf attack, I managed to get myself kidnapped by some fangy freak. So now I’m the inside this hive and my boyfriends are going to be ticked that I didn’t stay put because who can resist a midnight snack? Despite the dangers, I’m going to chance the master’s dental erection in order to find the tools to ink my way out. I’m hoping to find the key to escaping my new mind-numbing prison. I just know my Alpha boyfriend, Professor Batavian and his Monster Squad—the city’s supernatural trackers—are scouring the city in search of me. If only I can remember to leave. The light orbs flicker, the hell hounds throb, and the dead are rising faster than fresh bread.
VS note: From JAN 21
It’s time for a new beginning. A new year. A new boo. Five authors present paranormal romance/urban fantasy tales celebrating new beginnings. Twenty-twenty-one. Time for some fun!
VS Note: Listed in erotica…saw this mentioned on author Tiffany Roberts’ Facebook feed.
A weekend with friends, fun in the sun, and huge, naked orcs. What could be better? That’s what three suburban elves think when they book a trip to an orc nudist resort, well known for its libidinous residents and hedonistic parties. Ris, Lurielle, and Silva arrive with plans to sample the DTF locals and work on their tans, not catch feelings.
When Lurielle meets a syrupy-voiced gentleman who seems interested in more than just a weekend fling, she finds sticking to the plan is easier said than done. From a public bathhouse to a back alley pub, the trip has unintended consequences on the lives of the three work friends and the orcs they meet. Can a weekend of no-strings sex actually end in love?
Destiny is cruel…Since the moment they first met, in another life time, another world, Dalair and Sophia could not deny the longings of their heart, their souls, for each other. But the stars aligned against them, capriciously pushing them together only to heartlessly tear them apart. She was never meant to be his, but he gave all of himself to protect her. Fate can be rewritten…Both reawakened to their long buried memories, they fight desperately against the prophesies that shackle them. Sophia, the first-ever Pure Queen, the reigning queen, and the Destroyer of races, must find a way to save Dalair’s soul before it’s too late. Dalair, trapped in a body that no longer obeys his will, controlled by thoughts that are not his own, fights to the death to reclaim his soul. And to reclaim, in the process, the only woman he’s ever loved. But at what cost? The Pure Ones might have triumphed over one adversary, but the more devious villain remains, continuing to spread chaos and mass destruction. Will Sophia and Dalair overcome the odds and carve a new, better future, or will they succumb to the Darkness? Including the enemy within— him.
Rhianne, daughter of the powerful Lady Aisling, is in a jam. She’s been imprisoned by an ambitious Fae lord, who is abetted by Rhianne’s ruthless and cruel father. Her prison door is shattered by an incredibly powerful creature, who in a flash settles into the guise of a handsome man with a warm smile. He tells her his name is Ben and that he’s been sent to be her guide and a protector. Ben, the last of a warrior race destroyed by the Fae, has lived a thousand years in exile and now has found a place among the Shifters. He’s the caretaker of a sentient house outside New Orleans, and the Shifters turn to him when they’re in dire trouble. Even so, Ben is aware of his aloneness, his people gone forever. Ben escorts Rhianne to his world to keep her safe. Rhianne is reluctant to trust her fate to him, but she soon finds the human world, the Shifters, and most of all Ben, have captured her fascination, and her heart. When her own strange powers awaken within her, Ben is the only one she can turn to for help. But will assisting her put Ben in the most danger he’s ever faced?
VS Note: From JAN 29
Cursed are those who kill a king. Reyna and Lorcan have won the war. But for how long? The death of Unseelie’s king has unleashed a curse across the realm. Soon, every fae alive will end up bound to its dark magic. Meanwhile, the allied courts reject peace, convinced the curse will spread north. Haunted by heartbreaking bargains and terrifying prophecies, Reyna must finally face the truth about the godlike magic inside of her. She might be the only one with the power to shatter the curse and unite the courts once and for all. And if she fails, darkness could rip apart the very fabric of her world.
I’m Apiya. No, I’m not a badass magical assassin. I’m a barber to the supernatural. My magic is very weak and very niche—it works best with keeping things clean. I know. I can sense your awe at my power already. And I’m sure you can see why barbering suits me well. Although now that I’ve mastered the art of trimming a weretiger’s regrowth, my biggest challenge is fielding the insults of the shop’s cat. Sometimes I wish I had enough magic to go deeper into the city’s magical underbelly. You know what they say—be careful what you wish for. Everything changes when a pair of forest fae come into the shop one night, asking for help to protect their youngling. Something’s got them properly spooked, but they won’t say what. If it’s big and bad enough to scare the fae, it’s most definitely powerful enough to make a mouthful of me—probably a small mouthful, at that. And now that the fae have come to me, whatever’s after them is also after me. My weak magic and a sarcastic cat for backup are unlikely to be enough to keep me alive and save the fae youngling. There is someone who’s willing to help me—Sarroch. Arrogant, unpleasant, wealthy, and I don’t even know what kind of magical creature he is beneath his human form. Or what his motives are in offering to help. I have no idea if I can trust him, but I’m so short on allies, I might not have a choice. I just hope I’m not making a huge mistake.
On paper, Georgia Nocturne has everything—a great job and a beautiful family. But at forty-five, Georgia’s career is going nowhere and her family only pays attention to her when they need to be fed. Frustrated with her humdrum life and the way her body is rapidly sagging and shifting as if it has a mind of its own, Georgia decides things must change. That change comes with a blast from her past. You see, she has a secret—she’s a retired witch and spell hunter. Georgia decides to restore her powers and take a job hunting for a rare spell. But it turns out that Georgia is not the only hunter in town. A mysterious man also seeks the spell and he’ll stop at nothing to get it. Can Georgia prove that she still has what it takes to be a spell hunter and gain the respect from her family that she wants? Or will she fail and let the spell fall into the wrong hands?
VS Note: Listed in erotica; a re-release
Forever is a long time for a vampire… but is all that about to change for Lailah? Lailah’s neighbour, Loulou, is well known for hosting wild, extravagant events, so as Lailah heads over there for the much-anticipated annual Halloween bash, she thinks she’s prepared for pretty much anything. Soon after arriving, though, she discovers Loulou has outdone herself—and presented Lailah, who, as well as being an actual vampire, has come in fancy dress as one, with the opportunity to have a little joke at her own expense. What Lailah’s not prepared for, however, is the appearance of three gorgeous men in uniform. Their out-of-place getup piques Lailah’s curiosity, and as polite conversation turns to flirtation, Lailah gets the weirdest feeling nothing is ever going to be the same again. But how will Luke, Leo and Jack react when they discover Lailah’s vampirism isn’t just for Halloween?
Just when things were looking like they were working out beautifully, Theo is hit with one hell of a curve ball.
The possibility of Amorenta not being in her hands anymore, and all because of a rule from decades before in the Light Courts, a rule that she didn’t even know about, isn’t sitting well with her. To lose everything she has built, her family’s legacy, for bureaucratic nonsense is the biggest fear of her life. But there’s more. With Amorenta in the grips of a very public battle, those who would try to cash in on the situation are looming, and the terms will not be anything Theo wants to accept. With her newly minted guard by her side, and the quest to find her deity on the horizon, she will need everyone who supports her to back her, especially the one male she hasn’t taken, but can’t seem to live without.
VS Note: Listed as a Gothic…
After working as a cop in New Orleans, Carter Trahan is back in Mystere Parish, where his latest assignment seems like a joke: making sure Alaina LeBeau lives in her childhood home for two weeks to comply with her mother”s will. But soon the sexy sheriff isn”t laughing. Someone—or something—is stalking the beautiful defense lawyer, turning her once-grand mansion into a house of horrors. But as he searches for the truth, Carter must face ghosts of his own past lurking in the bayou. Most troubling of all is his unprofessional attraction to the woman he”s protecting, as Alaina”s allure haunts him as no specter ever could.
Before Mary, the witch/psychic detective, has time to clean out her attic she’s tasked with another murder. The victim recently bought a rare item at a garage sale and someone decided to kill him for it. But the item is said to be an Urban Legend. So is it real, a knock-off or is the item cursed? The victim certainly feels like it’s cursed and Mary might as well as she struggles to find the person willing to kill for an old vinyl record. Angle Man still haunts her dreams. Echo and Drucilla want to figure out how he drains her bank accounts. Can they set up a sting before he collects her niece’s soul?
Lana Sparks, a tiger-shifter, has been on the run from her old pack, a streak of tigers, because the new alpha, who killed her father, wants to take her as his mate–whether or not she’s willing. But when Lana meets the San Antonio, Texas, tiger-shifter alpha Roman Velazquez, she must decide whether to join him and his two advisors as their Alpha Mate in order to save herself and create a new life for herself.
Monster-hunter Grace Falls never intended to make a deal with a devil—much less three of them. When Grace agreed to take a job tracking down demons in the notoriously dangerous Blood Heights district, she didn’t realize her charismatic new employers ruled Hell itself. Now she’s locked into a contract with them, and everyone knows they don’t leave loopholes. But the longer Grace works for them, the more she realizes that all is not what it seems—not in Heaven, not on Earth, and certainly not in Hell. The demons she’s spent her life tracking may not be the monsters she expects them to be, and her own history might hold a surprising secret or two. But now that she’s joined their unholy alliance, she’s all in. She’s about to discover that she’s no angel—and there will be Hell to pay.
After so many years yearning for the gift of magic, Arrah has the one thing she’s always wanted—but it came at too steep a price. Now the last surviving witchdoctor, she’s been left to pick up the shattered pieces of a family that betrayed her, a kingdom plunged into chaos, and a love that can never be. While Arrah returns to the tribal lands to search for survivors of the demons’ attack, her beloved Rudjek hunts down the remnants of the demon army—and uncovers a plot that would destroy what’s left of their world. The Demon King wants Arrah, and if she and Rudjek can’t unravel his schemes, he will destroy everything, and everyone, standing in his way. Set in a richly imagined world inspired by whispered tales of voodoo and folk magic, the Kingdom of Souls trilogy has been optioned for film by Michael B. Jordan and his Warner Bros. production company, Outlier Society.
In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It’s a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of masters, it’s a decadent paradise where time stands still. But for those who serve them, it’s a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink. In a bid to escape before their youth betrays them, Dora and Thistle—best friends and confidants—set out on a remarkable journey through time and space. Traveling between their world and ours, they hunt for the one person who can grant them freedom. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious traveler who trades in favors and never forgets debts, a crossroads at the center of the universe, our own world on the brink of war, and a traveling troupe of actors with the ability to unlock the fabric of reality.
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Cupid. God of love. Matchmaker. Baby with a deadly weapon? He goes by many names, but who or what is he? Is he the ghost of Valentine’s past or the matchmaker everyone thinks of? Does he grant love to the deserving, or does he twist love into something evil? Cupid in Love brings you six tales of love, heartache, and happy endings that will leave you yearning for more. All proceeds from Cupid in Love will be donated to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which helps anyone seeking information and guidance on how to help someone experiencing relationship abuse. For more information visit The Hotline website, http://www.thehotline.org.
When my family died at the hands of a demon prince, I hung up my exorcist hat. I’d failed to protect them, and while I was willing to risk myself, the price had risen too high. Now I’m serving up hot, fresh pizzas to everyone who wants them. I was the only person left to inherit the family business and I’m doing my best to keep it up and running in honor of my loved ones. These days, my biggest challenge is telling off a rampaging customer, and endless paperwork. That is, until he shows up again. Darius was the only guy I couldn’t say no to, the one who dragged me into the world of the occult in the first place. When he shows up and begs me to assist with an exorcism, I reluctantly agree. He’s still using me; because I’m the best exorcist around and he only calls when he needs my help. Before I know it, I’ve got an incubus in the living room, a hellhound marking around my yard, and a demon prince who can’t decide if he wants to kill me or… you know. Not to mention the vampire and the nephilim I seem to have collected. Normally I wouldn’t work with the supernatural, but we all have a common goal. Prevent the crime syndicate from summoning a demon prince and becoming more powerful than we can hope to handle. If I can keep my cool, it will be a miracle. If I can hold on to my soul it’ll be an even bigger one. No one ever claimed being an exorcist was easy, but to protect those I’m coming to love, I’ll pay whatever price necessary.
You thought flying dildos were mad? Wait until you meet the men who throw their dicks around… literally! They’ll give you new inspiration for your next naughty purchase. Meet Riley Storm, a raptor shifter biker chick and the local Bob-guard. Why does she shift into a dinosaur? She doesn’t know. But her new fated mates are going to help her discover her forgotten past. Her harem includes:…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
I was a child when my father surrendered me to the Temple of All Gods. No one gave me a choice. No one even bothered to explain. I was simply tossed aside, unwanted. That was the day the God of Temptation claimed me as his. Now, I’m studying how to become the perfect priestess. Life in the temple means embracing my emotions and learning to harness each type of desire. Power, fear, lust, and rage are the most common, but not the only ones. Each has a power. Each has its place. I just have to figure out which kind of priestess I’ll become. Before I decide, I have questions – yet no one seems willing to give me answers. My only option is to leave it in my god’s hands. This won’t be easy, and my instructors think I’m a fool, but Temptation has been listening. Asking. Offering it all. In exchange, he intends to use me. I have demands. The priest and priestess who took me in have become my family. The guys? They taught me to love. How am I supposed to give this up? Why should I? Not even a god can make me walk away from them! All I have to do is stand my ground. In this temple, there’s always a temptation. The question is if I’m stubborn enough to resist…Or brave enough to pay a god’s price. Possible Triggers: Discussions of rape and assault, domestic violence, minor bullying, harassment, consensual pain and battery. Minor violence.
I spent my life living at a family ranch in Montana with my three brothers. Cheryl was a breath of fresh air. She was all I could think about after I laid my eyes on her. If only I’d known that she was off limits. That she was my nephew’s teacher. Being with me meant risking her job but the wolf shifter in me had to have her. Cheryl was as crazy about me as I was about her. I knew that in my bones. It was my job to protect her, to keep her close. But doing that would strip me bare. It would expose my real identity. And in time, I would find out her big secret. Can we deal with our inner demons and fight our enemies… to get a second chance at love?
Why is there only one necromancer in a city that should have hundreds? After freeing a cult from the evil that tormented its members, necromancer Kezia Bernard is thrilled to receive an offer to study under world-famous Evangeline Morris. Not only is Evangeline the last necromancer in Atlanta, she also has what Kezia wants most: a cure for the affliction that can kill those who remain too long in a necromancer’s presence. Or so Kezia thought. A mysterious scourge has revived Evangeline’s affliction, killing a member of her household and putting the rest in imminent danger. Fearing the darkness that robbed the city of its necromancers is closing in on its final victim, Kezia must act fast to save her mentor from an unthinkable fate. Little does she know the spider that holds Atlanta in its web is far more insidious than she could possibly imagine. Can Kezia root out the blight before it destroys her mentor? Or will she discover nothing can stop the necromancer’s curse—not even her?
Ornery as a rattler, and just as dangerous with her charmed pistol, Gracie is settling into a cautiously friendly routine with her new partners, Sam Carson and Levi Boone. When Carson’s hometown sends out word begging for bounty hunters to handle a calamitous shapeshifter, Gracie knows they’re doomed to accept the job. The bounty is everything they usually handle: it’s personal, it’s dangerous, and no one else in their right mind would ever go after it. Gracie’s posse soon ends up in the business of sorting truth from lies, however, as the local shapeshifters and fae fling accusations at one another. A supernatural gang war is brewing—and they’ve accidentally inserted themselves right in the middle of it.
You’d expect serving afternoon tea to a high-society ladies club to go smoothly, right? Newbie witch and marketing whiz Minnie Wells thought so. She’s in need of some smooth sailing, considering her plate is full with magic lessons, marketing the tea room, and navigating a divorce during the most romantic time of the year. But the women’s “Galentine’s” Day celebration is thrown into chaos when their event coordinator is stabbed in the back with a pink stiletto. Now her handsome boss (who Minnie might have a little crush on) is in hot water with the vampire council and the group’s down a guide. When Minnie’s offered the position for the weekend, she eagerly agrees to show the women around the gorgeous city of Bath. Not only to make some extra cash so she and her black cat can stop crashing on her vampire bestie’s couch, but also because she’ll get an an all-access pass to snoop out the killer and clear her boss’s name. When another body turns up though, Minnie suspects she may be in over her head! Will Minnie figure out who’s got it out for these upper class ladies and save her boss from the vampire council’s wrath? Or will the killer tire of Minnie’s meddling, and have a score to kettle?
Taryn Cornick believes that the past–her sister’s violent death, and her own ill-conceived revenge–is behind her, and she can get on with her life. She has written a successful book about the things that threaten libraries: insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring . . . but not all of the attention it brings her is good. A policeman, Jacob Berger, questions her about a cold case. Then there are questions about a fire in the library at her grandparents’ house and an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter, as well as threatening phone calls and a mysterious illness. Finally a shadowy young man named Shift appears, forcing Taryn and Jacob toward a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is epic, action-packed fantasy in which hidden treasures are recovered, wicked things resurface, birds can talk, and dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, from contemporary England to Auckland, New Zealand; from a magical fairyland to Purgatory. Above all, it is a declaration of love for stories and the ways in which they shape our worlds and create gods out of mortals.
A vigilante has come to Hartland. With the police station barely staffed after the new Chief fired most of the bigoted Alphas, it was left to the remaining few to find who decided to seek justice outside of the law. Gal Church had walked away from the love of his life, Levan, hoping it would keep him safe. Too many cops still believed Omegas were nothing but possessions, and if any of them found out that Gal was in love with Levan, it might put the Omega in danger. Levan Katz had been hurt and confused when Gal basically abandoned him after he’d been injured by a group of Alpha cops. But he refused to sit around and mope. After weeks of rehab, he’d gone back to work, only to end up on a case with Gal. Thrown back into working together, the passion between them heats up. Will love win in the end? Or will it blow up in their faces? Warning: This series will overlap some in these books. Each book needs to be read in order to discover all the clues for each case as different characters will be investigating different aspects.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all….said no one ever.
Isabella Norveau was the daughter of a sorceress. Growing up, she learned the magic of her mother in their villa high in the mountains. Though she had everything she could ever desire, Isabella desired love over power. It was for this reason that she disobeyed her mother and eloped with a visiting king when she was only sixteen, only to find her dreams broken by a man who pined for his deceased wife, incapable of loving her. After a few years of suffering a loveless marriage, he eventually passed, and upon his death Isabella became guardian of his twelve-year-old daughter whom she’d loved like a sister and set above all others in her affections.
Ruling her kingdom with icy control and compassion, Isabella refused courtiers and turned away noble men who desired to woo her. She allowed no man to get close to her. So, it passed day after day, until she received from her a mother a very special gift…a mirror with a spirit dwelling within it who sets her ablaze. Confronted with her own passions, her world is thrown into chaos. It is only surmounted when her stepdaughter goes missing from the castle with her trusted huntsman. As everything comes crashing down around her, Isabella must find the courage to embrace a love with the one being who is most dangerous, and yet also the only one able to help her find her stepdaughter. A retelling of Snow White like you ‘ve never seen before.
Sixteen years have passed since the mage Beltur helped to found the town of Fairhaven, and Taelya, Beltur’s adopted niece, is now a white mage undercaptain in the Road Guards of Fairhaven. Fairhaven’s success under the Council has become an impediment to the ambition of several rulers, and the mages protecting the town are seen as a threat.
Taelya, a young and untried mage, will find herself at the heart of a conspiracy to destroy her home and the people she loves, and she may not be powerful enough to stop it in time.
Cast into the underworld after an act of shattering betrayal, Mayana and Ahkin must overcome unimaginable odds if they are to return home and reclaim the throne of the Chicome. A river of blood and demons disguised as children are only two of the challenges standing in their way. Fortunately, they are not unequipped. Mayana’s royal blood controls the power of water, and Prince Ahkin wields the power of the sun itself. Ometeotl, the Mother goddess, provides them with other gifts—and an ominous warning that one of them may not survive. But can the goddess be trusted? Back in the lands above, Mayana’s best friend, Yemania, has survived the empress selection ritual—but her next challenge may be more than she can bear. The new empress of the Chicome Empire demands she become High Healer. Yemania has no interest in serving in the palace; she wants to use her healing ability to help the common people. More than that, her heart is no longer her own. She has met an enchanting stranger—Ochix, one of the feared Miquitz people who are ancient enemies of the Chicome. As Mayana and Ahkin move ever closer to confronting the lords of the dead, Yemania and Ochix must hide their forbidden romance or face the wrath of both their empires. Meanwhile, the new empress has made a dangerous alliance that might destroy everything they hold dear.
Dereck Archer. The powerful Alpha billionaire. The heartless monster. And my new boss. The man who single-handedly ruined the lives of Omegas everywhere. His ruthlessness knows no bounds, and when we meet, he assumes I’ll fall in line as any good Omega would. Little does he know, I can be just as ruthless. My traitorous body may crave him, But I’m here for only one reason: To destroy his life. Dereck Archer has made many enemies, but I’m the one he’ll never see coming.
For years, Robin Thorpe has kept her head down, staying among her people in the Riverside neighborhood and hiding the magic that would have her imprisoned by the state. But when Grace Hensley comes knocking on Clan Thorpe’s door, Robin’s days of hiding are at an end. As freed witches flood the streets of Kingston, scrambling to reintegrate with a kingdom that destroyed their lives, Robin begins to plot a course that will ensure a freer, juster Aeland. At the same time, she has to face her long-bottled feelings for the childhood love that vanished into an asylum twenty years ago. Can Robin find happiness among the rising tides of revolution? Can Kingston survive the blizzards that threaten, the desperate monarchy, and the birth throes of democracy? Find out as the Kingston Cycle comes to an end.
Celine is cursed. First, every man she’s ever loved died. Secondly, she lives but a day a year, spending countless days trapped within a ceramic dragon figurine. Has she finally met the man who can change her luck? Alachua Dixon is on the run from his powerful family. Once he meets Celine, Alachua exposes himself to discovery. He will risk everything to possess the woman of his dreams. When two forces collide in Magic, New Mexico, anything is possible.
Mitzy Moon is bending over backward to be a good big sister. Spending a day at the pet invention convention seems harmless enough. But when puppy love turns into vanishing canines and a vengeful ghost, she’ll have to bend a few laws before more furry friends are spirited away…Ignoring the handsome sheriff’s warnings about evidence that cuts both ways, Mitzy’s desperation drives her to make daring decisions. Unfortunately, one crime leads to two and her carelessness puts Ghost-ma and her interfering feline in danger. And with her family threatened by dangerous powers, her dreams of a happy ending could become a ghastly nightmare. Can Mitzy save the pooch and her grandmother, or will she be forced to make a deadly choice?
1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms. Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three stepdaughters who vanished without a trace on the Norfolk Fens. But the Fens are an age-old land, where folk tales and dark magic still linger. The locals speak of devilmen and catatonic children are found on the Broads. Here, Helena finds what she was sent for, as the Fenland always gives up its secrets, in the end.
Time travel isn’t real. It can’t be real. But ghost-blogger Jillian Winchester discovers otherwise when an enigmatic spirit conveys her to 1872 to do his bidding. Jillian finds herself employed as a maid in Sacramento, in an elegant mansion with a famous painting. The artwork reveals another mystery: Why does the man within look exactly like her boyfriend, Mason Chandler? Morality and sin live side by side, not only in the picture, but also within her. As her transgressions escalate, she races the clock to find the man in the painting, and hunt down a spirit with a disconcerting gift. But will time be her friend or foe?
Lena’s parents chose her mate already. Going through the center was just a formality before moving into the mansion she’d spent half her life in. The first time Remi saw her, he decided she would be his. He’d been patient as he waited for her to mature and go on the Market. It didn’t matter what her parents planned. Lena would belong to him, and he was going to show her what it meant to be Owned.
’ve been using my work as an excuse to stay out of the dating game for far too long. My match-maker friend offers a deal: her dating agency will find two suitable guys. All I have to do is pick one. This is where it gets tough. How do you choose just one when both are too perfect? Too hot. Too smart. Too gorgeous. Slowly, I come to find out they are dragon shifters, who both need me for something I never even dreamed of: mating. They need me to save their dying clan. And, in return, they offer me their undying love. Could a city girl like me ever find happiness in the lonesome mountains?
My father’s trap failed, but I’m no closer to freedom than when he declared me sacrifice. Now, thanks to the seraphim blood running through my veins, I’m bonded to Malachi, Rylan, and Wolf. Our connection forces us into intimacy that none of us want, but the price of resisting will cost us our very lives. There’s only one path out of this. I have to get pregnant so I can become my father’s heir, and kill him before he assassinates me. I need time. Time to figure out things with my men. Time to come up with a better plan. Just flat out time. I’ve spent my entire life avoiding confrontation and running instead of fighting. Running isn’t an option this time. Now, I’m prepared to go to war to survive.
Grace had no past and no future. Darrian was more broken than anyone knew. Darrian is Grace’s last chance, and perhaps she is his too. Together they work to fix the damage that life has dealt. But Grace is a valuable commodity, and once she heals enough for her dynamic to emerge, the traffickers that stole her life will stop at nothing to get her back, and when her connection to Atlanta’s brightest star and most eligible bachelor becomes public knowledge, the pressure mounts. Darrian will do anything for Grace, including drop the mask of civility he’s worn for over a decade. To save them both, he must embrace himself.
VS Note: Vampires, I think?
I moved to this tiny community by a mountain so I could train to become an artist. I spend my days working in an art showroom and my nights painting. Life is perfect until late one night a devilishly handsome,obscenely rich man with icy blue eyes walks into the shop. I tell myself he is everything I detest about a man. That I hate him. It is easier to deal with hate than the dark emotions he provokes in me, but my body and my heart refuse to accept the lie my brain has devised for it. I begin to dream of his touch. As more time passes I realize there is nowhere to run. There is nowhere he will not pursue me. I surrender to the temptation…and little by little I become more and more entangled in his electric, secretive life. But danger lurks…as everything is not as it seems. Soon I learn not even my wildest dreams could have prepared me for what I have stepped into.
The Fairy – If absence makes the heart grow fonder, I’d sure like the chance to find out. I’m stuck in this castle with Rufus—demigod, widower, keeper of secrets—and his son Pip. Pip is the only saving grace about this place. That and the fact that no one can find me here. Much as I dislike Rufus and his black moods that do nothing but bring down the whole vibe of this place, he’s the only one who can keep me safe …The Demigod – I should’ve known better than to take in a fairy. They’re notoriously flighty and shallow, and this one’s no different. Beautiful. Manipulative. Self-centered. But my brother forced me into this position, and I’m honor-bound to keep his word. And knowing who’s after Isabel, she definitely needs my protection. There’s more to her than the shallow, flighty persona that she projects, though. And the more I watch her with my son, the more I see her kindness. And the more I want to get closer to her. She’s trusting me with her life. But I am not sure I can trust her with my secrets. The clan who’s hunting her make a vital mistake—they think Isabel belongs to them. What they don’t know is that this fairy belongs to me now.
Elly Gordon’s family is a hot mess. Her dad’s new girlfriend is up to no good, and her sister keeps trying to drag her into the drama. Sick of being stuck in the middle of it all yet again, she flees the latest family gathering…right into the arms of the most gorgeous man she’s ever met. Tall, mysterious, and devastatingly hot, he seems determined to whisk her away from it all. And she’s more than ready to go.
Dragon shifter Dresdin Rixa needs a distraction from his clan’s ridiculous fear of vampires. As far as anyone can tell, the vamps are gone for good. Creating a multi-clan strike team is a total waste of time. He’d much rather be spending his time with Elly, the stunning human woman he can’t wait to rescue. She’s everything he’s ever wanted in a mate and he’s going to claim her as his. He won’t let anyone stand in his way. As their romance grows, an unseen enemy grows in power. Holding their relationship together shouldn’t be this complicated, but an unexpected emergency at the Gate to the Otherworld puts everyone in terrible danger. If his ragtag team can’t stop their enemies, Dresdin might never get the chance to make Elly his mate.
Havenfall was never just a job to me, and that was before I knew I was mated to two powerful supernaturals. I’m settling into my new life, but our problems haven’t disappeared with my acceptance. In fact, they may be far bigger than we ever imagined. Classes are in session, but something is wrong within the walls of the school. Kids have gone missing, and it seems a trusted member of the staff may be behind the troubles plaguing the academy. Welcome to Havenfall Harbor, home for wayward and orphaned supernaturals, where more than just the students bite.
Dave is a simple orc with a simple life. He has his dragons, his music, and his friends, and that’s mostly enough. Sometimes though, he gets lonely and wishes there was someone he could share his interests with—maybe even someone he could hold hands with, although he knows it’s not likely that there’s a special person out there for someone who’s seven feet tall and green to boot. So it’s a delightful surprise when Simon Perrin, the new kitchen boy, not only knows all about dragons, but seems to like Dave as much as Dave likes him back. But all is not what it seems, and Simon is hiding a dark secret. There are sinister forces at work, and Simon needs to find a way out of the situation he’s trapped in. If he doesn’t, it could mean disaster for the entire kingdom of Aguillon, and an even more terrible fate for Pie, Dave’s beloved fingerdragon. When Dave discovers Simon and Pie are in danger, he’s swept up in a rescue mission that spans an ocean, tests a friendship, and has more dragons that you could poke a lute at. It’s going to be a wild ride—literally.
This marriage is strictly business. Nothing else. Reagan has been alone for so long that she’s beginning to suspect she’s allergic to love. She has plenty on her mind without romantic distractions, though. Like the dark forces that want to take her queendom by force. Her arranged marriage to a gorgeous prince is just another way to protect her family and her kingdom, that’s all. It doesn’t mean anything that she wants to recklessly throw herself into his arms the minute she meets him. And it certainly doesn’t mean anything that the idea of spending the night without him feels absolutely intolerable…Stephen, the powerful prince of a dragon kingdom, will do anything for his land and his people. Even when it comes to matters of the heart. So when he’s asked to marry some dragon queen from a faraway valley he’s never even met, he says yes. It’s just a business agreement, an arranged union of convenience for political purposes. There’s nothing more to it. Then why does he have to pull his one-track mind from distinctly inappropriate thoughts about her every other second? Why is his dragon roaring in his chest to take her, to claim her as his mate once and for all? And why does he know, without a shadow of a doubt, that he will fight like a beast to destroy anyone who harms even a hair on her beautiful head?
Mara has a surprise for her men — she’s pregnant! But Aaron doesn’t seem as happy as he should be. In fact, he fears the baby’s life may be in danger depending on which of them is the father: Aaron, who was born to the ocean, or Chris, who was born half human. Together, they visit the underwater city where Aaron’s people live to find out if his fears might be valid. With few answers, they await the arrival of their new family member, hoping the bond of their love will keep the baby safe as it enters a world above the sea.
A Singer draws energy from within to work what others would consider miracles: soothing the sufferer, tending the grief-stricken, and defeating enemies. When Blagden, a Night Wanderer-Singer, meets Caleb, he is drawn to the Grand Fae’s struggle to accept his new life as a member of SearchLight. Caleb’s son is blind and the grand Fae have cast out all disabled children… and those who support them. But Blagden has a terrible secret. He inadvertently steals energy from those he loves. When SearchLight is attacked, Blagden must choose between the Fae he loves and his resolve never to steal energy again.
Phantom of the Opera meets Beauty and the Beast in this gothic-inspired dark fantasy romance. A haunted tower, a mysterious instructor, and the lure of the music of the night. . .After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets, she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower. High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced by a night of unforgettable entertainment. Many are warned to stay away from High Tower’s dangerous enchantments, but it’s a warning Aria is forced to ignore. Determined to take her life back into her hands, she and the Count make a deal. She can avoid an arranged marriage if she learns to sing for him. When Aria stumbles across a mysterious man in a dark tower, she begs to learn the power of song from him. Although reluctant, the man agrees to teach her the music of the night. Between midnight meetings and emotional singing lessons, Aria falls in love with her alluring instructor despite his shadowy past. But something deadly stirs, awoken by the desire of its master.
Evening reveries become haunted with terror, blood, and murder. Rumors claim the man in the tower is behind the madness that haunts High Tower, a truth Aria is loath to believe. For she just gained the desire of her heart.
What she doesn’t know is that her haunted instructor intends to use her for his own purposes.
VS Note: From JAN 23
Prince Taegan Glynzeiros has prepared since childhood to fight and lead armies against invading orc forces, the enemies of elves since time immemorial. But the terms of a successful peace treaty means the elven prince will not be fighting the orcs, but marrying one. Zorvut the Relentless is the third son of Hrul Bonebreaker, leader of the loose coalition of orc clans that have accepted the unprecedented elven peace treaty. Though his name has come from his unyielding spirit on the battlefield, when he is offered to the elves to be married off to their prince, he knows better than to try and fight against his father’s wishes. The first words they speak to each other are their wedding vows. Despite being considered the runt amongst the orc warlord’s children, Taegan finds him to be surprisingly intelligent and thoughtful—everything the stereotypes about orcs say he shouldn’t be. He doesn’t want to fall in love, but Zorvut’s gentle soul makes it difficult to resist. Worse, their marriage bond, forged by ancient elven magic between their minds, proves to be a far deeper and stronger connection than anyone would have anticipated. In spite of their trepidation, a true relationship begins to blossom from the political union. But such a long war is not easily forgotten, and there are many who want to see them apart, both elf and orc. When a dark secret comes to light that threatens to nullify the very peace treaty that brought them together, Taegan must decide if his feelings for Zorvut are worth fighting for.
A month ago, eunuch sword-dancer and spy Varazda collided with ex-soldier Damiskos at a seaside villa during a dizzying week of intrigue, assassinations, and a fake love affair that—maybe—turned real. Now Varazda is back home in Boukos, at the centre of a family and community he dearly loves, and Damiskos is coming to visit. Things aren’t going according to plan. Varazda’s family members suspect Damiskos’s motives. Varazda grapples with his own desires. Add in a horrible goose, a potentially lethal sculpture, and yet another assassination plot, and any man other than Dami would be boarding a ship straight back to Pheme. It’s going to take all of Damiskos’s patience, and all of Varazda’s strength, to make this new relationship work. After all that, solving one more murder shouldn’t be too hard.
Once an Ultiori Elite, Benedetta’s psyche crumbled under the corrupting mind control inflicted on her by her evil master. She begged for release by the immortal dragon who loved her, and her death in his cleansing fire severed their bond forever. But a new force in the world has resurrected Benedetta’s essence from the ashes left behind. Life magic has blended with fire and reached back through the Bloodline, lighting a spark and calling to a soul that never really perished. Alive once more and free from the bond to her old immortal lover, her lonely soul cries out for a mate, but who can fill the void left by the Void himself? A trio of Shadow dragons, that’s who.
I must lose everything to save the world. I’m the Queen of Hell, and I am bound by my duties. For a time, I believed I was human. But now I remember the truth, and I must return to hell to strengthen the gates. Otherwise, demons will be unleashed on the world. Yet if they thought I would truly abandon my child and husbands, they were wrong. Somehow, I must save my family… and the world. Except, someone wants the gates to fall. They want to create Hell on Earth. I might be able to stop them. But not without my lovers at my side. I am Lilith and I’m about to show my enemies just how far I Fell.
A couple of weeks ago, I was stolen from my home and forced to take part in an ancient fae ceremony; only someone made a mistake because I’m not fae, and if Winter’s Prince finds out, I’m dead. When an unexpected twist suddenly narrows the Royal Selection to a razor’s edge, the best that I can do is put my head down and try to survive, but the Prince has other plans. Part of me screams for me to keep him at arm’s length, but the other part draws me closer to the brutally gorgeous fae, and it’s going to get me killed. He thinks I’m his soulmate, but that’s impossible because I’m not even supposed to be here. So, why am I infuriatingly attracted to him? I need answers, only to get them, I’ll have to play with fire and hope it doesn’t burn us both alive.
I thought I had my life all worked out…Handsome boyfriend, perfect job, hefty bank account…Until my boyfriend’s dumb mistakes turned into my problems. Now the mob is after me…With no money and on the run, I take the first chance I can to get out of town. I sign up on a strange website… I figure it’s a joke. A lawyer in a small town hires me as his nanny. I don’t feel guilty for hiding my identity……until I start to fall for him. I thought my lies would hurt us…
…but then I learned a crazy secret. My lawyer boss is not only an incredibly sweet, smart, and sexy man. He’s also a powerful werewolf. He’s trying to bring his pack to the US. Now I’ve put them all in danger. Except it turns out the very same forces that are hunting me……are trying to kill him. Can we finally share our secrets and our hearts?Or will our enemies kill us before we have a chance?
I’m an outcast in my pack and have been since the day I was born. Shunned by most of the wolves around me, I’ve managed to stay out of trouble… until now. Now The Alpha of Stormfire is hunting me, but he doesn’t want to claim me as his mate. He wants me dead. Forced to leave my old life behind, I have no choice but to go on the run. Luckily, The Demon Hunting Trials is the perfect place to hide, even if it comes with a few obstacles. Such as their leader is a total jerk, a wolf is blackmailing me to be his friend, and I swear my new, sexy as sin partner is trying to get us killed.
With demons running amok and the alpha of hell searching for me, I hope I can live long enough to get my revenge.
The Human Assistant – For years, I’ve worked hard to earn my PhD in genetics. I rarely take time to date. I’ve never met a man who respected the passion I have for my work. Until now. But the man isn’t my boyfriend. He’s my boss.
Dr. Eli Bennett offers me a job as a research assistant. I’ll be working for the best scientist in the field. Eli is not only a genius, but he’s the most handsome man I’ve ever seen. I love working in his lab. But my gorgeous scientist has a secret — he’s not human. And there’s a big threat looming, one he didn’t even know existed. He says I’m his mate, and he does everything in his power to protect me. But his world is so different from mine. How can I ever fit in?
The Scientist Shifter – Building my career has always been my priority. I spend my days saving lives in a cutting edge genetics lab. In the evening, I pursue my passion, studying the stars My family wants me mated, but a mate is not in my future. All of my exes said I care more about my lab than I do about our clan. Then I hire Ava to work for me.
She’s the perfect assistant. She’s beautiful, smart, and dedicated. She’s everything I could ask for. I can’t stop thinking about her. But she’s human. And I’m her boss. After a work event, we give into our passion, and struggle to keep our relationship professional. On a work trip to Ireland, danger emerges. My research has led to a startling discovery…We aren’t alone in the world. Now protecting Ava is my priority. Her safety is the only thing that matters. Can a dragon shifter show his human mate that there’s a place for her in his clan?
Before, I had no future. I knew nothing. Now I’ve been thrust into the workings of a new world of secrets and dragons and bears, and ancient artifacts that pose a danger to our world. Hell, I only just found out I was a necromancer. I thought necromancers were nothing but evil, but Alex tells me I can be good: a hero. My magic doesn’t make me an outcast – I have a place in this world. By his side. He works as an agent and detective, retrieving dangerous magical artifacts around the world and storing them in a warehouse. My job will be to deal with the souls associated with the artifacts. I will rescue them from their torment. All the while trying not to fall for the hot bear shifter who rescued me.
VS: And finally on my Badari Backlist is JAMOKAN. (Don’t worry, I have the next 3 books planned and more to come!) He was an interesting character to me, a rival to Aydarr in the first book but since then kind of relegated to being in charge of the valley when Aydarr and Jill went out on missions. How did he feel about that, I wondered? I was interested in telling his story and showing how he grew as a person once he decided (for the wrong reasons initially!) that he needed a mate and realized he needed to change his outlook on life if his subpack was going to thrive…and on the surface Rosemari isn’t the right woman for him at all…it was challenging and fun to write!
JAMOKAN: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 13)
The story: Badari Alpha Jamokan and his pack are growing discontented in the sanctuary valley, tired of coming in second place to the pushy new South Seas pack when it comes to assignments and everything else. On top of the discord within his pack, Jamokan is distracted by the search for the right woman to be a proper Alpha’s mate to partner with him in combat and in everyday life. Even the Badari goddess is warning him in visions that he and his pack are on the wrong path for a happy future. In desperation, he receives permission to take his entire pack north to the mountains for a two week hunting expedition, where he hopes to use the time and rugged surroundings to settle the soldiers down and restore order and discipline.
And figure out his own future.
When his men unexpectedly locate a hidden Khagrish lab, he goes to investigate and see if there are humans to be rescued. Little does he suspect he’ll be called upon to break one of the highest commandments of the Badari packs and bring a new disaster to those who look to him for leadership.
Before she became a Khagrish prisoner, Rosemari Parcher was a hydroponics technician on a gritty colony world, who unexpectedly won a planetwide contest. Tapped to receive her heart’s desire and move to a totally different life in the luxurious Inner Sectors, her life had become a happy dream. Kidnapped in space by enemy aliens and given to the Khagrish, she and other humans are the unwilling subjects of a bizarre medical experiment where a quick death seems to be her only hope. Rescued by Jamokan and his pack, she finds herself deeply attracted to the Alpha but the devious Khagrish aren’t through with Rosemari or the experiment.
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