New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday AUG 11

As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL). 



Bruge: I’m a serious warlord, not a youngling warrior in need of a mate. Ensuring the duskhorde don’t kill us and that the clan gathering runs smoothly is enough to keep me busy. Court an Earthling female? Perhaps later. But when I meet Alexa, my second heart starts beating, proving she’s my maelstrom mate. Now I want her, and the best way to claim her is with an ancient Ferlaern tradition: abduction and seduction. If only my entire village would stop trying to help make it happen.
Alexa: I’ve crushed on Bruge for a while. He’s grumpy, gruff, and he has interesting social skills. What’s not to like? A widow raising three-year-old twin boys, I still have room in my life for romance. But whenever Bruge and I get close, we either wind up in trouble or we’re interrupted. Even better? His warriors follow us around snickering. Our relationship is going nowhere fast, but I’m not giving up, because there’s more than one way to seduce an alien warlord.     Amazon KU


VS Note: Have I been waiting for this! I love her cyborgs….had it pre-ordered.

No one in the universe is more determined than a cyborg warrior tracking his female. Grudge, a C Model cyborg, has been assigned a mission – safeguard a Humanoid Alliance space station for his kind. Honor was once all he had, and he is determined to fulfill his duty. That resolve is tested when a tiny human female enters the space station and sets the prettiest little explosives the warrior has ever seen. She is Grudge’s genetic match, the one being manufactured for him. He wants to touch her, kiss her, claim her in all ways, but first he has to stop her from blasting him into the next galaxy. Taelyn has a self-appointed mission—to destroy every battle robot the Humanoid Alliance has ever manufactured. A huge gray-skinned, blue-eyed cyborg warrior with mismatched arms won’t prevent her from achieving her goal. She’ll escape him, leaving destruction in her wake.
Before she departs, she’ll experience one toe-curling moment of hatred-edged passion with her handsome foe. She’ll show him how skilled with detonations she truly is. He will have his universe rocked. Then she’ll disappear. Her cyborg, however, has no intention of ever letting her go.

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PRIMORDIAL EARTH 7 by Baleigh Higgins

This is their world, and we are the prey. After a harrowing journey, Rogue and the surviving members of their group finally reach the city of Vancouver. Exhausted, battered, and running out of time, they have to negotiate with the city’s leadership for the medicine they so desperately need. Their loved ones are hanging on by a thread…Overwhelmed by the sudden outbreak of the Red Flux, Prime City is descending into anarchy. While Callum and Ric set out on a dangerous supply run, Kat must fight for her life against the deadly disease. Can they hold on or will they succumb to this silent killer?

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VAWN (KADDIM BROTHERS BOOK 1) by Jessica E Subject

VS Note: The snippets from this have been really good…

Vawn doesn’t need a mate. He’s already established himself universe-wide as a hot name in fashion while raising his daughter. But he won’t say no to a fling with a hot space racer when he travels to Eurebly to visit his brothers. One night. That’s all he can give. Because his heart shattered when he lost his previous alpha, and he hasn’t been able to repair it completely. He refuses to love someone like that ever again.      Ojokun survived on Jenegath in order to leave the planet and become the best space racer in the universe. Though he flies with a team, he’s never depended on anyone outside of his jet. He keeps to himself. Has one-night stands, just like every other space racer. But, after a mind-blowing night with the brother of two of his teammates, he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous omega, or the foreign longing that scares him more than his overly-protective teammates. Can Ojokun convince Vawn that he wants more than one night? Or is that all they were ever meant to be?      Amazon KU

A BIT OF PIRACY: THE RIM BOOK 1 by Severine Wolfe

VS Note: From June 18

It’s been a really bad two years for Chloe Butler. Two years ago, she’d been abducted walking home from her crap moonlighting job as a bartender. She’d been so close to escaping from the ghetto she’d been born into and had survived. She was working two jobs, got her GED and was applying to the community college. She may have been born and raised in South Chicago, but she had a plan and it was to get out of South Chicago. All of those dream had been destroyed on her way home from work. Finding herself stuck, alone, on a spaceship probably headed into some sun somewhere, she was running out of food, water, and the stupid thing was making a weird noise.
Larn was at the end of his privateering gig. The sell of the derelict ship he’d come upon would put him well above his budget for living like a king for the rest of his life. He’d not expected to find his mate. He’s never imagined she’d be so damned tiny… or pale. Her hair was as red as his sin and she smelled like forever. Chloe’s got a price on her head. She’s a human with no mental shields and the Skelosians want her for their breeding experiments. She’s also got a huge, red guy protecting her when she lets him. Perhaps, something good might come out of all of the hell she’d been through.

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After barely escaping Earth with her life, Macy seeks refuge on planet New Vaxx, along with her sister Skylar—even though it means they’ll both be expected to mate with Vaxxlian Warriors. Haunted by the past, she fears she’ll never feel ready to take a mate. But when she realizes she’s holding Skylar back from her own happiness, she decides to visit Vaxxlian Matchmakers in secret, where she’s matched to a huge warrior named Dakk. At first, she’s terrified of the scarred warrior, but his warmth eventually starts to win her over. Could she truly find happiness with the big, muscular stranger?
Dakk is shocked when he gets a call from Vaxxlian Matchmakers. He never expected to be matched with one of the single human females living on planet New Vaxx—surely no woman could tolerate his scarred face or his unusual eye color, the latter of which marks him as cursed by the Star God. Nevertheless, he shows up to collect his bride, a small female called Macy with soft golden hair he can’t seem to stop stroking. But she trembles at his touch, and he senses her deep fear, making him worry Vaxxlian Matchmakers made a mistake. What if Macy never accepts him fully as her husband? Even worse, will an old enemy endanger their mating union?

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VS Note: Not a romance but an SF&F release of note.

The Good Luck Girls are free. Aster’s sister and friends have new lives across the border in Ferron, while Aster remains in Arketta, helping more girls escape. But news of a new welcome house opening fills Aster with a need to do more than just help individual girls. And an unexpected reunion gives her an idea of how to do it. From there, grows a wildly ambitious plan to free all dustbloods, who live as prisoners to Arketta’s landmasters and debt slavery. When Clementine and the others return from Ferron, they become the heart of a vibrant group of fearless fighters, working to unite the various underclasses and convince them to join in the fight. Along the way, friendships will be forged, lives will be lost, and love will take root even in the harshest of circumstances, between the most unexpected of lovers. But will Arketta’s dustbloods finally come into power and freedom, or will the resistance just open them up to a new sort of danger?

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No matter how many times I tell myself ‘this’ isn’t happening, every time I open my eyes I have to convince myself all over again. By ‘this’, I mean being sold as a slave and then being thrown into a cell filled with aliens of all different shapes and sizes. Then I’m put in a cage with a deadly alien with biceps the size of my thigh and skin that flashes with a pure, golden light. I think I’m not going to make it through the night. That maybe I’ll be an after dinner snack, but when he calls me his bond-mate, I’m hit with a wave of desire unlike any I’ve ever felt before. He tells me I’m his fated. That I am his and he is mine, and I know he’s right because I feel it deep inside my chest. It’s a knowing that won’t go away no matter how hard I try to ignore it. The only thing is, he shouldn’t want me. Not at all. When we’re taken to an unknown planet, the aliens who brought us here need me for my blood. They’re in the final stage of planning an attack on every being in the universe and they need something from me that will annihilate millions. We can’t let that happen. Amazon KU

THE GREAT DESTROYERS by Carioline Tung Richmond

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

Jo Linden was born into a world where wars are won with giant mechanical soldiers and the nuclear bomb was never invented. Yet the Cold War still rages, and international rivalries between democracy and communism are now fought at the Pax Games, an Olympic-style competition that pits young pilots of mechas against each other. The USSR has beaten the US in nearly every game since its inception, and in the 1963 Games, the US is desperate for a win. Because it’s more than just the Games at stake. Premier Khrushchev will be attending, and after, he and President Kennedy are slated to sign a peace accord stabilizing the war in Vietnam-and their volatile relationship.Raised in her father’s mecha repair shop, Jo knows more than anyone about piloting. She’s also the most unlikely pick for Team USA since she’s a virtually unknown fighter. So when she’s invited at the last minute to compete, she jumps at it. This could be the only chance to save her family’s home from debt collectors. All eyes are on Jo from the moment she arrives. But as fighters start dying in the arena, it’s suddenly clear that it’s more than the usual Pax Games, and Jo finds herself drawn into a deadly political plot. And if she can’t figure out the truth, it might mean the annihilation of everything. In a global arms race between superpowers, playing out in violent games that only humanity could create, comes a chilling story of clashing titans, ruthless competition, freedom, and the girl caught in the middle of it all.

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VS Note: At the time the report was put together this had only 1 rating but the author has a good track record in this series, so here’s the book.

Working with the enemy – Special Agent Margaret Lark is nothing if not tenacious. She’s tracked aliens on Earth for years and now she has the Rose Syndicate in her sights. Then she meets Erlend, the mysterious and undeniably sexy half human, half Khargal. He might be just the one she needs to get the job done, if she can keep his dark side in line. Erlend has other ideas. – Determined to avenge the brutal murder of his father, Erlend has vowed to hunt down every known member of the Rose Syndicate, the ones responsible, and he doesn’t care who gets hurt. From the moment he lays eyes on Special Agent Lark, Erlend knows she is his destined mate. She’s irresistible, but can he trust her to help him eliminate the Rose Syndicate, once and for all?     Amazon KU


VS Note: Not romances per se but I do love anthologies and also flash fiction.

INK (NOUN) – Five definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) A colored fluid used for writing  2) The action of signing a deal  3) A black liquid ejected by squid  4) Publicity in the written media   5) A slang word for tattoos – Ink features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.



The love of her life died when they were teens, and Idalia had no plans for any kind of future. When a woman named Minerva arrived near the lighthouse where she spent her days escorting tourists and made Idalia an offer, it was a no-brainer. Nothing or something. She chose something to bring her life out of the lock she had been in. The process to change her body to enable her to survive Los was detailed and altered every bit of tissue and bone she had. Taunting a planet’s avatar into reappearing using sex isn’t something one can train for, but Idalia has a good instinct for it, and he soon rises to claim her, body and soul.


DEFYING THE ROGUE (SKY PIRATE TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Anna Applegate and Angela Sanders

Ainsley Lilstrum set out to find her birth parents, knowing it would bring her the adventure she’s always craved. What she didn’t account for was the cost of that journey. She’s been blasted with a powerful magic that’s leading her to the most unexpected and unwelcoming places. Her magical quest to unite the banished casters from all corners of their country is the only thing that might save them all in the end. Sebastian “Bash” James’s fearsome influence runs deep in the world, and the enemies surrounding her close in on her and her new pirate protector, Killian Flynn. And more harm coming to those she loves is something she hadn’t considered. With an unpredictable magic thrumming inside of her, and no one to train her properly, Ainsley is in for one wild ride in the skies.
Will she succeed in her journey without anyone else getting hurt? Or has Ainsley taken on more than she’ll be able to handle if those she loves most are threatened by her mere existence?   Amazon KU


VS Note: Not romance but a scifi re-release of note with 3 new stories added.

en genre-spanning speculative tales of worlds both strange and familiar…On a planet that should have been long abandoned, a salvage operator discovers an impossible ecosystem…On an isolated mining outpost on Mercury, a woman dreams of suicide—and wakes to find other people dead…Alone in a crowded city, a woman seeks the origins of a haunted clock connected to a captivating stranger…Plus seven more stories of aliens, poltergeists, threatening polygons, and carnivorous rabbits, exploring why we need each other—and why sometimes we don’t. Includes three adventures set in Bonesteel’s acclaimed Central Corps universe. This edition contains the full text of the original 2020 release and adds three new stories, two never before published.

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Mekenna’s life started off on the wrong foot as soon as she was born. As the daughter of a servant, her path was already carved out. And because she was only half human, she was looked down upon due to her bi-species genetics. But Mekenna kept her strength, not letting the awful hand she was dealt control or shape who she was. Vicktor, Savastian, and Fillip were brothers from the planet of Hades, and known as fierce male alien warriors. Their species was known for their brutal and violent nature. They fought to survive, victorious in all they challenged. And now it was time for them to find a female to share not only their life with, but also their bed. The first time they saw Mekenna, they knew instantly she was the one. They’d move heaven and hell to claim her. They’d level anything and anyone who thought to hurt her. And they’d make her see that no matter what, she’d be the most important thing in their world. They just had to convince her of that.       Amazon KU


Three hulking alien gladiators killing for their prize. If they choose me…Jacky: I won’t survive the mating rage of the Aurelian species. The marble-skinned alien triads roam the universe with one obsession. Find their Fated Mate. When they catch the scent of the one woman in the universe who can bear their child, they go insane with need. I felt their power. Their dominance. Strength. The boiling rage that burns through them. These three aren’t just killers. The seven-foot-tall, alien warriors are violence incarnate. They’re being held on this prison planet just like me, fighting and killing for their pick of women. I’ve fought my life to be free. When I wake up in a Toad vessel to be sold at an alien auction, I don’t weep and accept my fate. I plot my escape – but there’s no escaping a triad of Aurelians. If you’re Bonded to them, you are linked for eternity. And now I’m shivering in front of the blood-soaked warriors, their slate grey eyes staring us down. Their hunger is ravenous. Their power is absolute. If I’m theirs…They’ll never let me go.    Amazon KU


Ex-bomb squad, Lincoln Foster lost his young daughter to the Chittrix at the beginning of the invasion. He pledged to use his remaining time alive, eliminating the hated aliens, preferably in as many imaginative ways as possible. There’s no space in his life for love, or the fierce woman he can’t get out of his mind since he sighted her down the barrel of a gun. Diplomatic bodyguard, Neve Bishop lives alone on the streets of Cardiff. After escaping a disturbed group with a dark connection to the Chittrix, she’s convinced humanity’s lost its moral compass. And she’s deeply suspicious when her world collides with Foster’s. Her first impression is he’s no different from all the other men in this brutal future. But as a cataclysmic chain of events forces them together in more ways than one, she sees beyond the ink and scars—to the protector who will do whatever is required to protect those he loves. And, as their attraction tips into incendiary, so does the battle with a new generation of Chittrix on the verge of hatching. The clock is ticking, and Foster and Neve’s new found trust in each other will be tested to the limits as a subversive force attempts to thwart their plan to annihilate the alien invaders.      Amazon KU


VS Note: I don’t often do this – go way back in time to pick up a book I missed reporting –  but I saw this scifi romance series mentioned by several SFR authors recently so I’ve gone back to NOV 2019 for the first book (there are only 3). Sounds like it could be fun:


He looks like a rancher, but when he reveals who he really is, my life changes in a moment. I’ve never seen more than my boring life as a waitress in Nevada. When a handsome alien rancher offers to show me the universe, can I follow my heart? A stranger came to my rescue on a chilly fall night, and it turns out this stranger is a local rancher who wants to know me better. I thought I was stuck being a small-town spinster, but Tom is everything I’ve dreamed of and more — a lot more. He is polite, courteous, and the chemistry between us is out of this world. But the police think Tom has more to do with the death of a local ne’er-do-well — the one who attacked me. And I cover for Tom because I want him more than I thought possible. Tom might try to keep his desire for me hidden, but he begins to reveal who he really is. The last thing I expect is a shimmering alien whose job is keeping an eye on Area 51 a few miles away. When the police turn the mysterious dead man case over to the government officials at Area 51, I realize Tom may have more secrets. We share a fiery, earth-shattering love, but is it enough? Do I turn him over to the government? Or should I follow her heart and take the chance at a new, exciting life with this rancher?  Aliens meet Cowboys in this 1950s Retro Sci-Fi steamy Alien Contact romance!        Amazon KU


WILD GIRL by C R Jane and Mila Young

My fated mate who rejected me has returnedI should have known Alistair would find me. But the dark secrets of my new home have been distracting me from the danger I’ll always be in as long as he is alive. A serial killer. My lovers’ psycho ex. Not to mention my strange new powers; It’s been a lot for a girl to handle. Two Alphas have also claimed me as their own. Now that I’ve been taken, they’ll stop at nothing to get me back. But we should have remembered that there were scarier things in the shadows than my ex. I need to be more wolf than woman now, because to survive, I’m going to have to embrace the wild in me.       Amazon KU


Following a freak electrical storm, Lisa Lewis’s vibrant paintings of fairytale creatures have started coming to life. Unfortunately, only she can see and communicate with them. And when her mentor turns up dead, this aspiring artist must turn amateur sleuth to clear her name and save the day with only these “pigments” of her imagination to help her.

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Injured royal falcon? Check Mistaken identity? Check Death threats? Double Check When witch Hadlee Moreau volunteers to clean the local vet’s office after hours, she’s abducted and unconscious before she even has a chance to speak one word of a protection spell. Anders, king of the falcon shifters, loses his ability to fly during a night hunt and is gravely injured in the fall from the sky. His men search for a healer in a small, seaside town and find a female in an animal care center who they believe is a medical doctor. They abduct her to help Anders, taking her to their island home under the cover of darkness. When Hadlee wakes from the drugs, she knows two things: she’s never been so pissed, and the gorgeous man on his death bed is her destined mate. It’s not enough that she has to save Anders’ life, but now she has to figure out who wants the falcon king dead and how she can save him…and herself.

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Captain Liana Foley knows a thing or two about fights. She fights the King’s Navy. She fights to balance power in oppressive Vioria. She fights for respect as a female, bisexual, pirate captain. But she’s losing her biggest fight: to escape her secret past as a lost Princess. With a mysterious letter and a stranger threatening to expose her, Liana is blackmailed into attending a royal ball and protecting her counterpart, sheltered Princess Rhian. The pretenses are suspicious enough, but Liana takes the risk in hopes to finally unveil the magic plot that killed her parents and forced her into hiding. When Liana encounters Rhian’s own lightning-wielding powers, the ball erupts in violence. The sheltered princess falls into the care of Liana—and her band of pirates. On the run, the only safe haven for the Windfall crew to hide is the most-dangerous place of all: under the thumb of Liana’s narcissistic, abusive brother-in-law. In order to protect her crew, her family, and naïve Rhian, Liana must demand sacrifices from herself and the people she loves. Her choices will make powerful enemies; good thing Liana Foley knows a thing or two about fighting those.



My name’s Astra, and since arriving in the quaint magical village of Witch Hollow in Oxford with my demon kitten familiar, Satan, I’ve faced murders, curses, and even cold coffee. But today is my scariest challenge yet: a visit from my fierce grandma. What will the witch, who raised me and wants me to return home and run the family business, think of my ramshackle farm and my adorable but wild familiars? That’s if my new phoenix familiar doesn’t burn down my cottage first. Plus, how do I hide the fact that I’m now Deputy to the hot dragon shifter Sheriff of Oxford, Earl Sin, who lives next door…? Oh, and his family are also visiting for the weekend.  When grandma’s struck down by a hex, it becomes a race against time to save her. Plus, will Satan finally solve the mystery of my missing dad?       Amazon KU


Sparks fly when an ex-military werewolf shows up to protect his rock star mate. When a strange monster threatens Em’s rock tour she needs help. But when her sister sends dark and mysterious Andre to protect her, Em is sure she’d be better off on her own. He’s too attractive for his own good, but just because her body wants him doesn’t mean she’ll let him have her heart. As the ghostly monster escalates the attacks, Em can’t keep going without Andre’s help. But the beast may be too powerful even for a werewolf. How can Andre fight a monster that disappears out of thin air? Even more difficult is convincing a stubborn rock star that he’s her fated mate. Andre will need to figure it out before malicious magic tears them apart.

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Travel into the dark and discover over a dozen sexy reverse harem stories twisted with superstitious lore. Hell’s Princess cursed into finding her destiny – A witch cursed to be mortal. Demons fighting hexes. Vampires in need of some luck…and more! From sizzling slow-burn attraction to steamy-goodness, there is something for every romance lover.

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My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The summer heat is pressing down on in Cider Cove as Bizzy’s relatives descend on the inn for a family reunion. But not everyone is thrilled to see one another. Bizzy’s mother, Ree, is forced to confront her estranged sisters and the man that came between them all those years ago. And when that man turns up dead, there are one too many suspects—and three of them happen to be sisters. Summer in Cider Cove is proving to be deadly. Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.      Amazon KU


My pack is dying. After being hunted down by fiery shadow wolves, we’re on the brink of extinction. As one of the rare Moon Callers, wolves who imbue warriors with lunar power, I was meant to protect our pack…but I failed. When a shadow wolf nearly kills me, a powerful new pack sees its chance to strike. They call it rescue. I call it servitude. They say they desperately need a Moon Caller of their own, and I’m not given a choice. I can either stay of my own free will, or I can serve in chains. But the shadow wolves threaten us all. And if I want to preserve what’s left of my family… I’ll have to be an ally to my enemies.     Amazon KU

OCEAN’S RISE (SIREN OF WAR BOOK 4) by Demelza Carlton

With a baby on the way, Maria thought her troubles would be over, but a new storm is brewing with the power to sweep away everything she holds dear.Maria will be faced with a heartbreaking choice between the ocean and her family. A choice that could cost her everything.

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Jeslyn – You’d think I’d have planned better. Or seen it coming. I am a matchmaker, after all. But when I find out my fiancé is cheating on me—at the altar of all places—I don’t think. I just run.
Stealing his car and bailing on the wedding sounds like the best option. Until I run out of gas. In the middle of nowhere. In front of a biker bar. And the burly mechanic who helps me? He’s a rebound. One hundred percent. I don’t care, until he claims he’s the Greek god Hephaestus, and I’m a descendant of Pandora, and that my great-times-a-thousand grandmother’s chaos follows me everywhere. Hilarious, right? Except, it explains so much.
Hephaestus – I can fix anything. As the Gods of Thunder MC’s mechanic, my job is to keep everything running smoothly. When Jeslyn crashes into my quiet, predictable life, she throws smooth out the window. She’s on the run from a cheating fiancé, something I am intimately familiar with. So, I do what any hot-blooded Greek god would do. Let her hop on the back of my bike and take her on a road trip. Except, I’ve just learned something interesting. Jes is descended from Pandora, and Epimetheus needs her blood to free Pandora’s soul. But Zeus won’t let that happen. I have to keep her safe. I can fix anything, but even I can’t bring someone back from the dead.        Amazon KU


I couldn’t bear to be touched – until a stranger with piercing blue eyes reached out and took my handMy psychic abilities have always been more of a curse than a blessing. If I hug a friend or brush up against someone in a crowd, images pour into my head. I know her new guy abused his last girlfriend. And that nice old man? His wife will die next week. I’ve learned not to share most of what I see. People can’t handle it. Carrying the weight of those secrets can be a crushing burden. So I keep everyone at a distance. Especially men. I’ve never slow danced, never let a guy kiss me. As for sex – forget it. But the day my truck broke down and I got fired from my job, a hot guy in tight jeans and a leather jacket offered me a ride. I looked into his deep blue eyes and felt like I’d known him forever. So I took his hand and climbed on the back of his Harley. Because I have other visions too. Visions of people I’ve never touched, people I don’t even know. Like the little girl with curly blonde hair locked in the basement of a farmhouse in the North Carolina mountains. She’s crying for her mommy. No one knows where she is – except me. I’m determined to rescue her. He doesn’t know it yet, but Reid, the sexy biker, is going to help. I’ve had visions about him too. Visions of him stripping me naked. Touching me everywhere with his hands, his lips…I’m sorry. Here I am, telling you all this, and we haven’t even been properly introduced. My name is Keira.       Amazon KU


VS note: Author of Sorceror to the Crown

Nineteen sparkling stories that weave between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead. Spirits Abroad is an expanded edition of Zen Cho’s Crawford Award winning debut collection with nine added stories including Hugo Award winner “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again.” A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora.

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VS Note: From July 22

Now that it is changeling Harley’s mission to find and capture the rogue dark fae her evil father has unleashed into the human world, Harley leaves the opulence of her mother’s kingdom in the Faery Realms to return to her human adopted parents’ home in Las Vegas to start her career as a trainee FBI agent. Piece of cake, isn’t it, especially since she has finally discovered and mastered the powerful fae magic she went through the Fallen Fae Academy to learn. When a series of unusual murders show up along the Strip, and a close friend becomes the suspect, Harley would never have guess who would show up to give her some advice and clue to solve the murders…her evil dark fae wizard father. But could she trust him? Meanwhile the four princes from her Fallen Fae Academy days grapple with her decision to live in Las Vegas instead of assuming the throne of her kingdom in the Faery Realms.       Amazon KU


VS Note: A re-release

Vietnam War vet turned deep-sea treasure hunter Digger Sullivan scratches out a living, and this new commission is just another job—albeit an exciting one—off the Florida coast in 1977. But while exploring the area, Digger and his crew encounter one shark too many. Reef and his shark shifter clan are charged with protecting a vital, magical secret—two of four scrolls that, when brought together, could annihilate shifters across the world. But Reef can’t keep his head in the game around this intriguing diver, and it’s not long before Digger takes one of the scrolls topside. Reef now has two missions: seduce Digger and recapture the scroll. Despite his attraction to Digger, Reef’s priority must be reclaiming the scroll. For Digger’s part, he can’t keep his eyes off the flirty young man on his boat. While he doesn’t know what Reef could want with a scarred old vet, he’s not going to pass up an opportunity of pleasure. Unfortunately for Reef, he loses sight of his duty and all his plans go awry. Then Digger’s crew is captured by the very person who commissioned them, and Reef and his shark clan are the only things standing between them and death.

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n a world where magic is hunted and feared, the worst job a reckless witch like Carman could have would be in a small-town library that stores banned magical items. When a friend goes missing, and another is infected with a deadly spell, Carman is desperate to save them. Escorting Dylan, a Magic Bounty Hunter, to inspect the mysterious artifacts provides an opportunity to locate a cure. Instead, she discovers one of the items kept hidden belonged to her family—and recognizes Carman as its’ rightful owner—with Dylan bearing witness. Carman can barely control her newfound powerful magic. Still, if she doesn’t stop the infection from spreading, the host must die…the grandmother. Teaming up with Dylan may be a terrible idea, but so is spelling a household product into a mode of transportation. Carman is known for impractical shoes and impulsiveness, not sensible choices.

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Lyndal Suttone is done watching the merchants suffer. So when an opportunity to help them presents itself, she grabs hold of it with both hands. Now she must leave her family behind and step into a world she has no idea how to navigate. With her eyes fixed firmly on the prize, she is going to need someone to watch her back. Astin Fletcher has resigned himself to a life he was never supposed to live. His only purpose is to keep the king alive, a job that is becoming increasingly hard. The merchants are rising, and so is Astin’s pulse whenever Lyndal walks in the room. The middle Suttone sister has entered his territory, turning his purpose on its head. She has no idea what she is stepping into, and now it falls on him to safeguard her.

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place. Galan Faraday juggles his responsibilities as the owner of Faraday distillery, being the head of the Alchemist Guild, and searching for the cure to his best friend’s illness. As if he needed any added pressure, the Feds send a wizard investigator to oversee Galan’s activities as the new head of the Guild. Monetary discrepancies point toward a traitor in his inner circle, sabotage wrecks his tenuous hold on the distillery, and the real reason his parents have kept their distance spins Galan’s world out of control. One object could solve all his problems. The philosopher’s stone. But does the mythical object actually exist or is it just a legend? Finding it might mean the end to his troubles or it might complicate things beyond his ability to fix. Will Galan choose to use the stone to save his best friend, or will he use it in the conflict between the factions?      Amazon KU

KAPPA COMPANION by Margaret L Carter

Two years after her husband’s sudden death, Heidi hopes to make a fresh start with a new love and a new home. But she hasn’t planned on sharing her century-old house with her son’s not-so-imaginary friends—a ghost child and a Japanese water monster. Jeff, the man she’s dating, definitely wants to marry her. Yet how can his scientific rationalism accept Heidi’s belief in paranormal forces? If the alleged haunting turns out to be real, he’ll have to change his entire worldview. Can their love flourish while coping with an exotic supernatural infestation? At least the creatures aren’t dangerous—or are they?

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With their enemies arrayed before them more dangerous and powerful than ever, Sersha and Kazmerev find themselves forced to ally with those who might not have their same goals at heart – and might actually want their destruction. But in a world of kings and subterfuge, secret war and coup attempts, they are determined to do what they set out to do – save the ai’sletta and defend phoenixes everywhere.       Amazon KU


Unwanted. Dismissed. Forsaken. As if it’s not bad enough that I’m the OG at Greystone, Lydia has decided that the school’s apparent generosity is running out. I have two weeks to get my mate to accept me—or I’m out. Left to die. Feral. With the odds already stacked against me, I return to Daybreak for the Winter Solstice festivities. One last chance. One more desperate attempt. However, what’s supposed to be a time filled with fun and falling in love is the complete opposite. Not only is someone trying to kill me, but things are heating up with the wrong person—a shifter who is most definitely not my mate. I guess I’m playing the game of what’s going to take me out first: Feral, a murdering psychopath, or breaking the pack’s most cherished law.     Amazon KU


A second chance is the last thing she wants. When thirty-nine year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her seventeen-year-old body, she doesn’t know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back: to her home in Bienville, Mississippi, to her job as a successful psychiatrist and, most importantly, to her husband, daughters, and unborn son. But she also knows that, in only a few weeks, a devastating tragedy will strike her husband, a tragedy that will lead to their meeting each other. Can she change time and still keep what it’s given her?

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In the eternal cold, a grudge can last forever. They need a real queen. Too bad they’re getting me. The Fae of Northstorm are preparing to wage war against the vampires living over the mountains. They believe it will bring an end to the eternal cold that plagues their lands. But I can’t let Silver’s cruel family destroy the fragile alliance I’m building. They’ve issued him an ultimatum. Turn his back on us or lose his inheritance: throne, powers, and all. But I’m not going to let them bully a whole town into silence because I know how that ends. It’s up to me to make these mortal enemies see eye-to-eye… even when the gods have abandoned us.        Amazon KU


I never thought I’d be singing happy birthday to myself in a dungeon. And yet when a sinfully sexy demon crashes happy hour, that’s exactly what happens. He’s known as the Lord of Chaos, he’s mistaken me for my succubus doppelgänger. Happy birthday to me. When he tastes my blood, he finally understands I’m mortal. And I realize we have something in common: we both crave revenge. So we make a deal: I can stay in the forbidden city to hunt for my mom’s killer. In return, I’ll help him get the vengeance he craves. I just have to pose as a sexy succubus. One problem–he’s my number one suspect. And that’s increasingly hard to remember as he teaches me my role: seduction. With each heated touch I drift further into peril. And if I fall under his seductive spell, death awaits me.

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When the half owner of a boutique is killed, the witches are hired to crack the case. Ned is the defense attorney for the defendant in the case, but is she as innocent as she seems? Or could a sister of the deceased decide it was high time for her brother to pay up. An old grudge has come back to haunt the witches in the form of a warlock. Barton Raynor plans to bring the witches down one at a time, starting with Anna. Ned and Camille are becoming close. Anna is happy for her friend, but Jackie is wary of the defense attorney. Does she have reason to be?         Amazon KU


I’ve been in Hell so long, I don’t remember who I was before this. How did I die? What did I do to earn the worst torture this place has to offer? Just kidding—I don’t give a crap. Whatever I did, no one deserves this; it’s time to get out of here. The only problem is, my escape is thwarted by three spoiled demon princes begging to go topside. And now Lucifer, the Devil himself, has stuck his unfairly attractive nose in. Lucifer promises I can work off some of my debt by guarding these three troublesome princes and keeping them out of mischief. My princes have other plans—beginning and ending with my personal hell on earth, since that’s apparently all a feral soul like me deserves.
I’ll show you what I deserve. Saddle up, boys. You’re riding with me, now.       Amazon KU


Elara is well versed in creating beautiful things with the potential for great destruction, and the moment she meets Levi she knows that’s exactly what he is. Charmed and irritated by the seductive siren, Elara is drawn to him, but though his siren song pulls her in, his words push her away. As a landlocked half-merman, rejected by his people, Levi is used to wanting things he can never have, and the soft-hearted and strong-willed Elara just hit the top of that list. She’s tempting, and that’s dangerous for him. He should stay away. But when an underwater city’s distant war comes to Elara’s doorstep, she’s suddenly in over her head, and Levi can no longer bear to keep his distance. Can she trust the mercurial siren that calls to her with more than his voice?      Amazon KU


Utah Blake shouldn’t have been born. In the shifter world, he’s imperfect—deaf. His mother smothered his triplet brothers before they even had a chance to grow, afraid they’d have the same defect as Utah. His father… Well he doesn’t know if the man who raised him is his biological father, or not. Everything has been a struggle for Utah until he met her. Raquel Leon thought she had a chance with the hunk of a tiger. However, at Hayden’s and Nico’s mating ceremony, Utah’s sister made it perfectly clear, he didn’t need a human as a mate. Not someone who usually allows what others think affect her, the idea of Utah’s family believing she’d do anything to hurt him, breaks her. The truth comes out. Once Utah finds out who cut Raquel from his life, he’s willing to do anything to get her back, including leaving home for the first time ever, without his family. Can Utah gain his little mate’s trust, or will the silence built between them, keep them apart?   Amazon KU

THE MALEFICENT SEVEN by Cameron Johnston

Black Herran was a dread demonologist, and the most ruthless general in all Essoran. She assembled the six most fearsome warriors to captain her armies: a necromancer, a vampire lord, a demigod, an orcish warleader, a pirate queen, and a twisted alchemist. Together they brought the whole continent to its knees… Until the day she abandoned her army, on the eve of total victory.  40 years later, she must bring her former captains back together for one final stand, in the small town of Tarnbrooke – the last bastion against a fanatical new enemy tearing through the land, intent on finishing the job Black Herran started years before.  Seven bloodthirsty monsters. One town. Their last hope.

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In the underground world of glitzy illegal auctions, fast cars, and stolen magical artifacts, John “Dom” Domenici knows he’s out of his depth. But he needs the job at Kempthorne & Co like he needs to breathe. The alternative—going back to the organized crime gangs of London’s East End—is unthinkable. So when Alexander Kempthorne, boss of Kempthorne & Co Artifact Retrieval Agency, wants him on a special case to track down an illegal artifact dealer, Dom can’t say no. It shouldn’t matter that Kempthorne’s world is full of deadly secrets. It shouldn’t matter that the billionaire is sexy as sin, and it really shouldn’t matter how there’s an American agent stalking Dom, an American who knows more than he should about Dom’s case, including the real reason Alexander Kempthorne hired Dom. The only thing that really matters to Dom is solving the case and finding the artifact dealer. Because there are worse things in London than a conflicted billionaire and a trigger-happy American. Something wicked is stalking London’s streets, and if Dom doesn’t stop it, its shadows will rise and consume them all.        Amazon KU

THE OTHER ME by Sarah Jachrich Jeng

Her birthday should be like any other night. One minute Kelly’s a free-spirited artist in Chicago going to her best friend’s art show. The next, she opens a door and mysteriously emerges in her Michigan hometown. Suddenly her life is unrecognizable: She’s got twelve years of the wrong memories in her head and she’s married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school. Racing to get back to her old life, Kelly’s search leads only to more questions. In this life, she loves Eric and wants to trust him, but everything she discovers about him—including a connection to a mysterious tech startup—tells her she shouldn’t. And strange things keep happening. The tattoos she had when she was an artist briefly reappear on her skin, she remembers fights with Eric that he says never happened, and her relationships with loved ones both new and familiar seem to change without warning. But the closer Kelly gets to putting the pieces together, the more her reality seems to shift. And if she can’t figure out what happened on her birthday, the next change could cost her everything.

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Leon is a basilisk, a snake-demon. He is also a teacher and used to hiding his true nature, that dark secret that has always kept him apart from others. When he meets Cy, what Leon thought would just be a fling quickly turns into more. Cy and Leon may be from different worlds, but with a dangerous creature feeding on the students at Fairview University where Leon teaches, those worlds soon collide. Cy finds himself pulled into a world of mages and shapeshifters, of seductive snake-demons. To help find what is murdering students at the university, Cy, along with the St. John Investigations team, decides to go undercover. He ends up a university student once more — and Leon is his hot teacher. Cy will need to come to grips with the supernatural and with his feelings for Leon. If opposites truly attract, the cold-blooded basilisk and the warm-blooded human might just find their way to a happily-ever-after, but not before they figure out what haunts Fairview University — and put a stop to it.

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OF ANOTHER WORLD by Edward Kendrick

A storm at sea leaves shifters Tony and his brother Daniel castaways on an unknown island. They soon discover they much farther from home than they imagined when they meet Brion, the elven mayor of the town of Rerenlion. They also learn all the island’s shifters have been magically imprisoned in Stronghold for crimes against the populace. Brion tells them the only way they can return to their own world is with the help of King Cerdic, and gives them a letter of introduction, as well as one for safe passage to the capital. The safe passage serves them well when they cross paths with elves who hate or distrust them for what they are. When they eventually meet the king, Tony and Cerdic are drawn to each despite the fact that Tony refuses to believe the island’s shifters are guilty of the crimes that landed them in Stronghold. He offers to prove they were framed by having Cerdic send him to Stronghold as a spy from another world. Will Tony be able to prove his theory and survive in the process? Will the shifter and the elf act on their mutual attraction in spite of their differences?

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When Adelaide “Laidey” Ryan dragged herself off the couch for a date at the Renaissance Faire, she didn’t expect to run into her cheating ex-fiancé. The day only gets better when she winds up trapped on the magical grounds and discovers she’s a witch. And the best part? She’s charged with a homicide she didn’t commit. With the “help” of a snarky talking cat, this former Pilates teacher will have to wade through a turkey-leg sized list of suspects to find the real killer, all while juggling her new job as a broom maker’s apprentice. Despite her troubles, there’s a dashingly handsome pirate captain who has her heart aflutter. But time is running out on her sleuthing, and the lazy sheriff is eager to march her to the gallows. Can Laidey catch the murderer, or will her snooping make her Faire game for the killer?          Amazon KU


VS Note: From July 29.

With a corrupt magistrate breathing down my neck, a magical affinity to keep hidden, and my slightly illegal propensity for relic hunting, it’s all I can do to keep Aunt Grace and myself from destitution. There’s no time left for anything else! Not the far-too-cheerful mage, Lord Elimri Westin, who feels indebted to me for saving his life. Nor the prickly monster-hunter, Lynk, who seems to think his job includes protecting me. And certainly not Jaiel, the smug Fae prince who cares for nothing but himself. No. I’m better off on my own. But the magistrate won’t let up, and one short conversation with his wife makes my whole world crumble. Now, my last chance at keeping Aunt Grace safe lies in locating a rare relic in the ruins near our estate. It’s a long shot, and I’ll have to team up with those vexing men to do it … but what other choice do I have?       Amazon KU


After discovering her magical ability to see people’s souls, Alice Wyndham only wants three things: to return to the Rookery, join the House Mielikki and master her magic, and find out who she really is. But when the secrets of Alice’s past threaten her plans, and the Rookery begins to crumble around her, she must decide how far she’s willing to go to save the city and people she loves.

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Billionnaire Channing Hakonson isn’t where—or when—he belongs. He’ll do whatever it takes to return to the 9th century and protect his family, even if he has to use every penny of his vast fortune to build a time machine. But when a crime in his port brings him to the attention of a determined and very lovely police detective, his plans (and feelings) get a lot more complicated. All Ella O’Connell has to do to keep her job is solve the case and put the handsome billionaire behind bars. Easy, right? She wishes. Because while the evidence points to his guilt, she knows there’s more to his story than meets the eye—and she plans to uncover all his secrets. Now, if only she could keep her mind (and hands) off her sexy suspect…But forbidden romance is only where their problems start. When enemies from Channing’s Viking days arrive with the start of Ragnarok in their wake, will Channing choose to return to his past, or protect his present with Ella? Only time will tell…(This is the first part or a trilogy and not a standalone)      Amazon KU


Being a bobcat shifter means plenty of people thinking calling me Bob is funny, though that’s far from the worst thing a girl living alone in a small town deals with. I’d seen the true crime shows. I knew the dangers of serial killers and sociopaths. But Kinship Cove really was a safe place to be yourself, no matter the shifter type. At least, I thought so until I met the man of my dreams and the one the fates picked to be my perfect match. He’s tall, lean, quiet, and absolutely not telling me the truth about himself. What’s a girl to do when the man she’s falling for turns out not to be a wolf in human clothing but something much rarer and more dangerous. And how is a cat shifter of any type supposed to accept a life partially lived under the sea? They claim life is better down where it’s wetter…and I’m about to find out if that’s true.

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SECOND CHANCES by Alyson Belle

When Terrance Campbell, a divorce lawyer in Chicago, dies at fifty-three of a heart attack, the last thing he expects is to wake up in the body of his ex-girlfriend Edee Prescott, twenty years in the past. Not only should this be impossible, but Edee died in a car crash all those years ago—except now everyone is saying that Terrance is the one who died, and Terrance is Edee! Terrance now finds himself thrust into the bizarrely familiar life of his former sweetheart, working as an elementary teacher and sharing a house with Edee’s pal, Lana. Even stranger is interacting with Edee’s best friend, Michael Cox, the one man he was always jealous of when he was with Edee. But his interactions with Michael are totally different now, and as he increasingly starts to see what she saw in her friend. As confusing and alarming emotions blossom, Terrance searches desperately to uncover the truth about what happened to him. But as he gets better and better at adjusting to his new life as Edee, he’s not even sure what he wants anymore: Can he really go back to being Terrance even if he does find a way to do it?     Amazon KU


VS Note: From July 30.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than making magic in the bedroom but taking on this ‘hotel of horrors’ is driving me crazy. Quite literally, I’m having the strangest flashbacks of kidnappings and asylums. Are the ghostly girls of Wolfeboro trying to tell me something or am I losing my mind? Of course, I’m also having flashbacks of a sensual nature, involving the men around me and the summer I fell in love. The weird part is that some of these memories include the newest ghost hunter in town. But how can I have memories of a man I only just met? Is he the reason I’m being haunted? I’m confident we can have the hotel ready in time for the grand opening, provided I can stay alive. But that might be easier said than done, with my unbalanced sister stalking me. Not to mention, the ghostly girl who keeps leading me down dark and dangerous hallways. For a mystery obsessed woman like me, there’s only one thing to do. Click on my trusty flashlight and shine a light on it…(MUCH more blurb on ebook seller page including the 3 guys…)     Amazon KU


My name is Lou, but I’ve been known by many names over the years. The junkie’s daughter. The teen bride. The Internet knows me as Scarlet, but in real life, I’m just Lou. Scarlet is desired. She knows how to flirt, how to seduce, how to win. But Lou… well, I guess I’m still trying to figure that out. After a wake up call with a client that made me realize I was not leading my best life, I decided to make some changes. Stop living online. See the world beyond Fairbanks. Explore. Except my ex-client isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer, and there are three new guys in town for the winter who insist on coming to my rescue. And all of them are keeping secrets. Secrets that might explain what bright eyes they have. And what sharp teeth they have. And what big packages they have.       Amazon KU

A MELODY IN THE DEEP by Cara N Delaney

VS Note: From July 20

Keola is a mermaid – and bound for marriage to a foreign human prince. Unable to face a life cut off from the ocean with a man she despises, she chooses freedom at a terrible cost. Posing as a human wavesinger to remain hidden from her pursuers, she finds work on the ship of the dashing captain Anaar Kahlani. Anaar is searching for a mythical treasure and believes that Keola is the key to finding it. Amidst the hunt for fame and fortune, Anaar begins to fall for the mysterious wavesinger. Confronted with a secret and a dangerous revelation, she must decide what price she is willing to pay for untold riches – and for love. When Keola’s past catches up with her, can they survive the oncoming storm together, or will the trials ahead demand more of them than they are willing to sacrifice?         Amazon KU


After witnessing her sister’s paranormal misadventures, Andrea Martin-Stovall persists in denying the spectral world exists. That doesn’t stop a ghost from taking over her body and mind. Luke Tremaine is friend and business partner of the Ghost Releaser, but he remains a non-believer. When the ghost destroys Andrea’s career, deceives her family and friends, and places her in danger, she and Luke will have to confront what is and isn’t real in the paranormal world. Will their new-found love be strong enough to survive the ghost and the deceptions?       Amazon KU


I was young and naive when I fell hard for bad boy Grizz, a shifter who was hot enough to melt my good girl heart. Big mistake. Because when good girls are naughty, they end up pregnant. Now I’m back in Forest Heights to care for my aunt with my son Rainer—the son I’ve been raising on my own for nine years because gruff, tough Grizz didn’t believe our baby was possible. But Rainer is living proof that shifters and humans can have babies, and now he’s showing signs of growing up to be just like his daddy. When Grizz realizes Rainer is his, he says he wants to get to know him. And the problem is, I’ll do anything for my son. Except open my heart to Grizz again. I won’t be rejected twice. And it’s far too dangerous, especially when a rival biker gang has their sights set on his patch of turf.     Amazon KU


The reign of the usurper queen is over…Since before the time of the Wars of Power, Thornebane siblings have ruled Dornte—the male as Guardian of the Quadrant and the female as the Guardian of the Crown. Two years after my parents were murdered and their crown stolen, my brother reclaims leadership of the Dornte quadrant and rescues me from the prison she cursed me into.  My mentor is dead, my training incomplete, and my recent trauma more than I can deal with alone. Thankfully, I’m not alone.     Amazon KU


Luc, a demon Mare, and Joelle, the sassy woman he started out tormenting only to fall in love with, must travel to hell to save Joelle from a fate worse than death — eternal damnation. But when they arrive, they’ll be damned if they’re putting up with what they find. Betrayal, tricks, and a twist of fate have them questioning reality and their love for each other. Will either of them survive?

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SERPENTINE by J Kearston

They turned me to save my life, but damned themselves in the process. My life has always been a morbid test, seeing just how much I can endure before I finally break. So when I’m abducted and shoved into some psycho’s trunk, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Yet even the mercy of death is torn away from my grasp, three men sinking their teeth into me and refusing to let me go. Now I’m drawn to them in ways I’ve never experienced, and it’s as terrifying as it is thrilling. A blessing and a curse, I escaped my old life only to replace it by three sets of chains forged in blood, binding me to these strangers that feel like home. With the bond forcing my hand, it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not where they’re concerned, if I’m only drawn to them because their venom is coursing through my veins. Or if they only bit me because they couldn’t stop themselves, my blood a siren’s call for shifters. One hit and they’re faster, stronger, and hopelessly addicted. If I thought I was being hunted before, it’s nothing compared to now, when turning me into one of them amplified the draw of my blood enough to turn men feral. All I want is a quiet life and the chance to explore this bond with the men who saved me, who look at me like they’ve waited a lifetime to find me.
But will they be strong enough to stand between me and a world that would bleed me dry the first chance it gets?          Amazon KU


Brittany Handle was doing the best she could. She had just gotten out of a violently abusive relationship, and she was doing her best to get her business rolling. Having heard her sister died, she and her son, Jamie, went to Ohio to settle her sister’s affairs. Dwayne Bishop was settling into his new job at Addington. The owner was grooming him to take over when she retired. He was walking back to his office when Jamie literally barreled into him. The boy was being chased by three bullies. He had given as good as he got until one of them had hit him in the head with a baseball bat. Dwayne stepped in and protected the boy. Once back at his office, the boy was hurt worse than Dwayne thought and collapsed. Panicking, Dwayne reaches out to his family for help. Brit was doing her best to keep her shit together. Everyone kept saying it was bad, but she hadn’t seen Jamie yet, and until she did, she was doing her best to keep from snapping at everyone. But when Dwayne handed her what Jamie had had in his pocket, the jolt nearly knocked her off her chair. They were mates! She had just got out of one abusive relationship. There was no way she was bowing down to any man ever again.

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For over 200 years, Sebastian has served his kind as the best tracker ever bred for the Enforcers. Until the night of his Taking ceremony. With his bonded, his mate, stolen from him, Sebastian drowns himself in sorrow and blocks everything from his mind but the need to hunt—desperate heart be damned. Aria was lost. Stolen from her love, tortured beyond reason, she felt the clutches of darkness suffocating her. And on the brink of that darkness was the sharp, painful edge of need for something she no longer had. She knows she needs to escape, to fight, but will it all be too little too late? Can Sebastian find the drive to win back his fated? Can Aria use the last of her strength to break free? Their desire to be together again should be enough, but the demons that haunt them threaten to tear them both apart for good.

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VS Note: From July 30

Avery – Half witch, a quarter werewolf and barely passable at either. Still, there’s an upside to my lacking abilities. I’ll be an excellent supernatural ambassador if I can survive three months of high-intensity training. I expected it to be rough and sweaty, but I didn’t expect my commander to wear a face from the past. Wyatt’s my former teenage crush, and he’s even more delicious than before. But as my superior he’s forbidden fruit, so I can’t let his distracting presence deter me. No matter how much I yearn for a taste.      Wyatt – Squad Commander. Pureblooded werewolf. Alpha. My responsibilities weigh on me daily, and I’m more crushed than ever under that weight. Because my new recruit isn’t the shy, awkward girl I once knew. Avery’s become a luscious temptation that duty demands I resist. One glorious night under the stars, my willpower slips, but no matter how much I want her, I can’t let it happen again. So I reject her, and I’m prepared for her hatred until a rare celestial event changes everything. Now fate demands that I choose between Avery and duty. Little do I know, that decision is only the beginning.         Amazon KU


Avery – The job I’ve dreamed of at the Supernatural Ambassador Institute awaits me…if I can stay alive long enough to claim it. An unknown darkness is slithering through my veins, poisoning me with its deadly venom. Still, I’m determined to fight—to claw my way on shredded nails to survive. I can see Wyatt’s desperation to help. Most likely it’s out of guilt for rejecting me as his mate. But I can’t risk trusting him again. Now, more than ever, I have to be strong. Wyatt – I refuse to let Avery die, even if her withering glances threaten to burn me to ash. I tried to fight fate, but now I’m at its mercy. Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to protect my mate. Teeth bared, I will battle my way back to her side, even if she resists me every chance she gets. But little does either of us know, a prophecy is in the works, and Avery is the catalyst to it all. Will she allow me to stand at her side and face what’s to come? Or will her isolated cries haunt me forever in the silvery moonlight?     Amazon KU


Our kind has been enslaved by the Fae for as long as this kingdom remembers. They need us to keep water in their kingdom flowing, without it, their kind would surely all perish, as not even the powerful Fae have control over the waters that feed life to everything. Somewhere along the line, they all lost that ability, as if that element revolted against them. For over twenty-one years I’ve been kept in the dark about my true heritage, being raised as a witch, like my auntie, that can wield water with spells. Soon I would be old enough to leave my childhood home and go beyond the protection spell that has kept me safe all these years to seek out my destiny. A vision—perhaps even a prophecy, in the castle where I was born caused my parents to secret me away under the cover of darkness. I was saved by an unlikely partnership. For the first time in thousands of years, the elements are set to combine into the greatest power ever known, and somehow I am the center of it all. The power of the elements are told to bring about peace in the lands and restore life in the realm to a greatness more than it has ever been before. No more struggles for food, no more starvation. No more taxation with penalties of death. No more hatred and fear of the rulers of the kingdom. Only prosperity, health, and maybe even something more?       Amazon KU


The Fae king’s rules aren’t made to be broken…To live in the human world, Fae must adhere to a certain code. They don’t, they die—and it’s up to my people, the Order of Assassins, to carry out the sentence. The rules are simple: Don’t reveal your true self to humans. Don’t kill one of your own. See rules one and two. Fae aren’t the only ones held to these standards. Assassins are, too. Why? Humans are dangerous, especially when they don’t understand something, and there are more of them than there are of us. I’ve spent my life following the rules—until I didn’t. Now, I’m the one being hunted. It’s strange being the prey, and even though I hate to admit it, I find myself seeking help from men fate deems are my Bonded, no matter how hard I fight against it. Ben, the gorgeous and devoted Assassin I’ve been running from for years. Luca, the mysterious and sexy Assassin who wants nothing to do with me. And Finn, the beautiful, exasperating Unseelie with too many secrets.
I’ll do what’s necessary to survive… even if it costs me the one thing I’ve come to value most. My freedom.       Amazon KU


Avery – He’s always there, watching and waiting. The golden-eyed wolf who refuses to leave me be. A part of me yearns for him. Another screams to run. My memories have been stolen, erasing any recollection of what we once were. Still, I can feel the magnetic pull of my soul to his, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that fate isn’t through with us. Not yet. An ancient evil is on the hunt for me, bringing with it the threat of death. The only thing I know for sure? Wyatt and I have to work together if I’m going to survive. Wyatt – It kills me to see Avery like this, so anxious and distrustful. I know I broke her heart once before, but I’ll be damned if I let that happen again. I have to win her back. I have to earn her trust. Now, more than ever, she needs me because a prophecy is coming to pass, and the enemy behind it is hell-bent on making Avery their unwilling pawn. For her, I will fight. I will lay down my life to keep her safe. The question is, will she stand with me in return?    AmazonKU


A knight in search of his true love – Dragon Guard Niklas has been looking for love in all the wrong places. While he’s happy that his twin brother has found his mate, he wishes that he too, could find the other half of his soul. When a mission leads him to the one he’s been searching for, she’s not at all what he expects. Not only has she been living in isolation, but she has no idea what mates are and he finds wooing his soulmate will be the biggest challenge of his life. A damsel who’s hardly in distress – Female dragon Annika has been waiting all her life, but not for her knight in shining armor. Her entire existence has been devoted to protecting a long-lost prince, and when three strangers show up to her isolated home, she knew the wait was over. However, now that her duty is done, she feels rudderless and lost. That, and a certain handsome Dragon Guard is stirring up feelings inside her she never knew existed, and it scares and thrills her at the same time. When a new mission pairs them together, they must work together to solve a sixty-year-old mystery and put to rest the ghosts of the past. Can Niklas find a way to prove to Annika that he’s the perfect man for her or will she fly away before the bond is formed?     Amazon KU


I remember the warmth of his skin. I remember the touch of his hand…It’s been five long years since that night. Five years of trying to put him firmly in the past. Maybe it’s how on-edge I’ve been all night, being on the run. I know he’s my enemy—a cop and a dragon no less. But the adrenalin is coursing through my veins. And I feel so safe under his protection, no matter how awkward this is.
I try to lean into the awkwardness, to embrace it. Awkward is good. Awkward means I don’t have to think about the tension between us. About the undeniable fact that I’m still as attracted to him now as back then. About the question of what he is going to say…When he finds out that a lot more has come out of our night of passion than blurry memories.     Amazon KU


VS Note: From July 29

The Female Mountain Lion Shifter – I was raised in a remote clan. My family rejected everything human. But I longed to be out in the world. And I dreamed of a life on the big screen. My family gave me an ultimatum — if you go to Los Angeles, you may never return home. I made the choice. I left to make my way in Hollywood I’ve starred in movies, and walked red carpets. I was lonely, but I had an amazing career. Until the day a malevolent demi-God found me. I ran from him. There was no way I could let him hurt anyone near me. On the run, I met a gorgeous playboy dragon shifter. My sexy dragon is rich, well-connected, and brave. And he’s determined to protect me. But how can he help me if I won’t tell him the truth — that my presence is putting him in danger? The Playboy Dragon Shifter – Years ago, I had a wife. A human wife. But I lost her to a careless accident. For a long time, drinking was the only way I dealt with the pain. I even laced my alcohol with magic, so I was never sober. But I got clean, and I traded my drinking parties for charity fundraisers. I hosted parties attended by hundreds, but I was numb to the world. Everything changed when a beautiful mountain lion showed up at my mansion. She was on the run, so I gave her refuge in my home. As the weeks go, I’m falling for her, but I swore I’d never have another mate. She’s hiding something from me, but I don’t care — I will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means risking my own life.         Amazon KU


VS Note: From July 28

All Terri ever wanted was a family of her own. Then, her world fell apart in more ways than one. Hellhounds, infected, and food shortages became her primary concern and would have made pregnancy difficult, but not impossible. Until her husband divorces her in a fit of hurt feelings.
Now, she has a choice to make. She can linger in the same house with a man filled with bitter resentment…or find someone in the other survivor settlement to take her in. Someone not human. The thought of living with a fey makes Terri want to faint with fear, but maybe there’s a silver lining. The fey want babies just as badly as she does. Starting over isn’t easy. But it might be exactly what she needs.          Amazon KU


The Alpha King and God of War walks the earth. The golden wolf of the century is born again, but that won’t be enough to save the werewolves from the great war to come. Ares must accept a century-old family prophecy as it starts to unravel and seek the blessings of the Gods to master his elemental gifts. What he finds is more than he expected and everything he’s wanted. She’s beautiful, for a human. She’s sweet, smart and a little sassy, for a human. He’s certain she’s enchanted his wolf, but how could a weak little human have such power over the strongest wolf on earth? A whirlwind adventure from the Mayan jungles of ancient ruins to the sacred volcanoes of Hawaii, the plot twists and turns as we hunt down Gods and fight temptation.        Amazon KU


Leaving his cosy cabin at Black Ridge in the middle of a winter storm isn’t Lowe’s idea of a good time, but he’ll do whatever his alpha wants. With his twin for company, he battles the blizzard and his grouchy bear side, trying to keep his spirits up. When his brother brings up his bad habit of getting his heart broken, Lowe is sure things can’t get any worse… and then a gunshot echoes around the valley and the smell of blood sends his instincts wild. And when he finds the owner of the delicate, tempting scent and sets eyes on the most beautiful female he’s ever seen, fear and hope collide as he realises she’s human but everything inside him roars ‘fated mate’.     Going on the run hadn’t been in Cameo’s life plan, but when her nice-guy-turned-drug-lord ex kills her brother and sets his sights on her, the binder goes out of the window. Staying one step ahead of Karl and his men is vital to staying alive, but a wrong turn leads her into a remote valley and what looks like the end of the line… until a gorgeous six-six mountain of a man rescues her and growls a vow to protect her. As the heat that crackles between them blazes into an inferno, Cameo is torn between accepting Lowe’s help and leaving to keep him safe. With the clock ticking and the men hunting her drawing ever closer, will Cameo follow her head or her heart?

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Eating a sheep isn’t usually a big deal for dragon-shifter Tarn. But waking up in a new time and getting shot at for his little snack comes as a surprise. Although he escapes, he finds himself at the mercy of the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. His mate. He wants to heal quickly to show her all the dirty things he wants to do to her. To prove he loves her, of course.     Eva’s tired of living in a big mansion with loneliness as her companion. Tarn brings happiness and romance into her life. Okay, so he’s a little outdated when it comes to flirting, but that’s what makes him charming. Unfortunately, Tarn learns all the latest slang and it’s no time before he makes it clear he wants to tap her backside. She should be embarrassed, but the sizzling looks he gives her make it really hard to not be excited instead. Tarn and Eva need to figure out why he has woken up and why her father is acting so strangely. Dragons are being destroyed with their own magic. It must be stopped. They track down the poachers that want him dead. It’s a battle for survival while Tarn and Eva figure out if their romance can survive the dragon hunters.     Amazon KU


VS: Next up on my Badari Series Backlist is KIERCE. I had so much fun with this book and it opened up avenues for the series to explore in later books as well. The plot sprang from the opening scenes, which were stuck in my head – a woman being thrown into a massive alien ‘tiger’s’ cell and what would happen next…because of course he’s not exactly a tiger, or not all the time. I even tasted cat kibble as part of the research LOL.


Elianna McNamee, spaceship engineer, is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with all her shipmates to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.

Her captors decide to toss her in a cell with a ferocious predator, expecting him to kill her…but Kierce, the Badari warrior in question, has too much honor to mistreat a human woman. The trouble is, he’s trapped in a form drastically different from his own as a result of twisted genetic meddling and hiding dark secrets to save other Badari lives.

Able to become a man again briefly with Elianna‘s help, he and Elianna bond over their mutual hatred for the enemy but when rescuers finally arrive, the pair are separated by well-meaning Badari authorities.

Kierce struggles to overcome flashbacks from the torture and drugs the alien scientists inflicted on him. He and Elianna despair over whether he’ll ever be able to regain his rightful place as a man and a soldier in the pack, much less be ready to claim a mate.

Elianna accepts a risky but essential assignment far away from where Kierce is being held, working with another man who’s more than professionally interested in her. Her heart belongs to Kierce and she can’t forget their two nights of shared passion but will that be enough to lead them to a happy reunion?

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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!

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6 comments on “New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday AUG 11

  1. Awww… thank you so much for mentioning Baring Grudge. I really appreciate this and I love these posts. I find so many new-to-me series and writers from them. Happy release week, everyone! Wishing you many new readers!

    • I’m always happy to have a new book from you to mention and to READ! Best wishes for the book’s success…thanks for the encouraging feedback on these posts. I enjoy doing them but it is a lot of work so I love knowing they do help people find books.

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