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).
VS Note: A much anticipated new book from Cara!
When feral fever strikes, more than tempers get hot…During an investigation, small town cop Kat Kelley encounters the most arresting man she’s ever seen. But before she can make her move, the soul-stirring, saber-toothed alien with topaz eyes growls at her. Who does that? This potential relationship is DOA, case closed. She’s confident her heart will fall in line once she immerses herself in the upcoming law enforcement training conference in Vegas. Tigre, a Saberian from planet ’Topia, instantly recognizes Kat as his genmate, so he doesn’t hesitate to let her know. That’s when everything goes wrong. By the disdainful curl of her lips, the stunning human lets him know she finds him lacking as a mate. Fine, then. Somehow, he will extinguish the feral fever’s burn—a little trip to Las Vegas ought to do it. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless you wake up married to an alien.
VS Note: Talk about an eagerly awaited anthology! I’ve had this pre-ordered forever. Great author lineup.
Aliens move among us—warriors, soldiers, explorers, and more—testing fate and finding love with their true mates. And they’ll do whatever it takes to ensure their human mates remain forever caught in their Alien Embrace. This hot new collection brings you all the best in science fiction alien romances from New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Our heroes and heroines will satisfy your cravings for every kind of alien romance, whether you prefer slow-burn or fast, one hot hero or two…or more.
She made a mistake – Full of excitement, Savannah “Savie” Monroe left Earth with high hopes and high dreams. Within weeks of her team’s arrival on a tiny alien planet everything fell through. Stranded on a doomed research facility and facing her final days, Savie sends out a desperate plea for help. She didn’t expect the man who came. Can mistakes be forgiven? Called home by the emperor to wage a war he didn’t understand, Cyllus soon learned everything wasn’t what it seemed. Too late to question his orders, he finds himself charged for crimes of treason along with his fellow Cyborgs. Now on the run with his life on the line and guilt weighing his heart, Cyllus questions if forgiveness was in his future.
His need to be with her defied logic. Yesterday, Jarog Kaijo was a Major in the Cyborg Military Elite of Kirs. Today, he is condemned to a life sentence for rebellion. When a series of explosions rock the transport ship taking him to the prison colony, it’s a race for survival to any means of escape. In the process, he irrationally rescues an injured female he doesn’t even know. Her fierceness as their vessel collapses all around them catches his eye. But her loyalty, strength, and determination during their journey awaken in him feelings he hasn’t experienced in the six years since his transformation.
Stranded on a mercenary planet with a powerful, but emotionally closed-off Cyborg, Tamryn’s world is completely turned upside down. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Spoiled heiress Camila has enjoyed a privileged life thanks to her politically connected family. Sheltered from the harsh realities of the galaxy, she has no idea that her vacation plans are about to go horribly awry. To survive the emperor’s murderous plot, cyborgs Misko, Andro and Branko lead a small group of civilians into an escape pod. During a chaotic launch, Andro is badly injured, and Misko and Branko find themselves holding their panicked group together. Soon, their limping escape pod strands them in space. All seems lost—until a private ship crosses their path. Hijacked by filthy criminals, Camila tries to flee but is captured by Misko. He quickly identifies her as precious cargo and decides to keep her…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Debts. Scavenger hunt. Goals. As a participant in an intergalactic scavenger hunt with a large prize, Suni knew she needed all her focus to be on winning the purse that would set her family free of their lifelong debts. What she didn’t expect was the tall, dangerous stranger and his friends who requested an emergency landing on her spaceship. Agreeing changed the course of her heart…and she liked it. Suni knows what’s at stake if she deviates from her plan but how can she resist when Taun is all she thinks about? Rebellion. Treason. Escape – After a tumultuous escape and one risky space jump, Taun finds himself the unexpected guest of three quirky sisters and their father in desperate need of help. Recently branded as a traitor from the Cyborg Military Elite…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Prince Roderic hates the diplomacy demanded of his position as a cat-shifter royal. As the son of a diplomat, he’s all too familiar with the treaty surrounding the Federation military occupation, Shelter City. The shifters can’t simply ask them to leave, or they’d risk retaliation. Discretion is the key, which includes not getting caught mingling with those under Federation protection. So crossing paths with the beautiful Justina is a mistake waiting to happen. She’s frustrating and rash and doesn’t mind drawing attention to herself. But, as fate would have it, she’s also the one woman he wants to call his own. For decades they have dealt with lies and deceit, but when the humanoid population under the Federation’s control begins hunting shifters out of desperation, he knows things have gone too far. It’s time to drive the Federation off his planet once and for all, even if that means losing his one chance at true love.
He never expected his inner were-beast to claim the general’s bride for himself. Braxen had zero interest in going to Earth to pick up the Fleet General’s matched mate. The tiny blue planet is an ecological disaster and from what he has seen, its females are insubordinate and stubborn. But he owes General Galatov his life several times over, so he agrees.But then he meets the general’s mate, and his werecat beast insists she’s meant to be Braxen’s mate.Macy Blue was having the best day of her life—a promotion at work, ten pounds lost over the last few months, a gorgeous new dress, a first date with a nice guy planned for that night—right up to the moment she got abducted en route to the subway.When the spaceship they’re on crash-lands on a deserted planet, everything goes from bad to worse.Stranded with no way to call for help, Braxen and Macy must work together to repair the ship—or die trying—all while trying to fight against their forbidden attraction.
VS Note: Erotica
Jawk spies on the enigmatic man, known empire-wide as the Harbinger. Undercover as a waiter in Luc’s favorite haunt, Jawk gets a break when Luc seeks to hire him for a one-night ménage with his current lover, Wulf. Jawk agrees, and things go well until Wulf and Luc fight, and Jawk is dismissed. He must get back in the man’s good graces. When Luc seeks to make Wulf jealous by taking Jawk on a long trip, the means to gather intel is too good to pass up. But meanwhile, a forbidden dalliance between Wulf and Alitus tests the bounds of trust between immortals and their Chosen humans. The elicit affair threatens to rupture the eons-old alliance forever, and subject every last immortal to risk.
Two friends have disappeared playing Starfighter Training Academy. No one cares because it’s just a game. Right? I know something is wrong. Messed up. Completely off. And no one is paying attention.My BFFs went missing after beating the hottest new multi-player game on the planet, Starfighter Training Academy. They won. They celebrated. They vanished. So what’s the girl left behind supposed to do? Beat the damn game, that’s what. Find out the truth, even if that includes being recruited to fight in an alien war, lusting after the hottest alien I’ve ever seen, and marching into a battle there’s little chance of winning.I will find my friends. I will learn what the heck is going on. And I will kiss the alien hunk I’ve been staring at for weeks. Watch me.
VS Note: Not romance, tending more to horror maybe…but I love anthologies and dystopia.
We survived the global shutdown… now imagine if horror writers had authored our reality. While you were hoarding toilet paper, Skywatcher Press spent the last year barricaded in a hellscape, mining the dark depths of the horror community to bring you the deadliest ravages of civilization by the most twisted and terrifying people. Contained within these sick minds comes startling plagues beyond anything we have yet seen, gruesome horrors blurring the lines between what we experienced and what might have happened, or what never could have happened, or what will happen next time. Step into the darkness, you are going down with the sickness. Amazon KU
Waking from a six-year stasis, Captain Kari Hanley – along with her Lieutenant Jeff Mooney – is ready to complete her mission; to find a possible inhabitable planet deeper in our solar system.
When they find themselves suddenly space-napped into a new mission, Captain Hanley will have to fight to make this mission a success. However, when things immediately start to take strange turns, not only do they struggle to help their new friends; but love and friendship, along with life-changing decisions and danger begin to pop up around every corner. Will she succeed in saving her kidnapper’s race? Will she let love invade her soul, causing her to set her mission aside? Or will she manage to complete her mission and make it back home? Does she even want to? Amazon KU
Can she trust them? Trapped on board a Temerin ship, Danielle avoids the aliens who rescued her from the IGC during that fateful explosion. Aerdan, Haddis and Bedvir in particular seem to dog her every step even as Danielle does everything she can to avoid not just them, but the feelings they evoke in her. When Danielle realises she’s fallen in love with all three of them, she fights her darkest memories, and their natural competitiveness, to find a future for them all. Discovering the Tessans have put a bounty Tolomus, Danielle and the crew of Compound Errors engage the entire Temerin nation to find and take down the infamous slaver once and for all. Can their new family survive contact with the enemy? Amazon KU
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note…
The Sentinels narrowly escaped the collapsing edge of the Divide. They have mustered a few other surviving Sentinels, but with no engines they have no way to leave the edge of the universe before they starve. Adequin Rake has gathered a team to find the materials they’ll need to get everyone out. To do that they’re going to need new allies and evade a ruthless enemy. Some of them will not survive.
Glimpses of the future continually taunt him. Nero knows what will happen, will happen. That’s never been an issue. The issue for him is convincing others of his visions. Especially the woman he knows will become his mate. Harmony Richards doesn’t have time for luxuries like relationships and children. A career woman, she devotes her life to her job as Assistant to the President of Earth’s Global Government. But when Nero finally gets his chance with Harmony—will his secret visions of her private thoughts tear them apart?
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note…
The Ganymede facility is a fresh start. At least that’s what Senna tells herself when she arrives to take part in a cutting-edge scientific treatment in which participants have traumatic memories erased. And Senna has reasons for wanting to escape her past. But almost as soon as the treatment begins, Senna finds more than just her traumatic memories disappearing. She hardly recognizes her new life or herself. Even though the cure might justify the side effects of the process, Senna knows that something isn’t right. As the side effects worsen, she will need to band together with the other participants to unravel the mystery of her present and save her future.
KORIV’N – My mate’s scent calls to me. I hunt it, each step taking me closer to the one thing I came to Earth to find. These silly humans think they’ve captured me. What a joke. They’ve captured nothing! I’m here for my female, and nothing can stop me. I will find her, and I will claim her. She is mine! When my mate runs right into me and begs for me to take her away, I can hardly believe my ears. Today must be my lucky day! NIKKI – I need to get out of here. With certain doom pounding at the door, I do the unthinkable, I beg the massively muscled mauve warrior towering over me to take me with him. To my surprise, the hunter gathers me into his arms, growls, “MINE!” and jumps out of a second-floor window! I hope this isn’t a horrible mistake!
VS Note: A re-release.
Aaru is pregnant but she has never met the father of her baby. Until Kaidan shows up on her doorstep insisting that he is her mate and the father of her unborn child. But secrets get in the way of resolving their problems as the ruling model humans are after Aaru for being a Serenity. A model of human with extra powers and a history of going crazy.
I’m going on a blind date with an alien. It’s not as strange as it sounds. Some might even say I was the alien in this situation, seen as odd or weird to more than a few still unaccustomed to the soft skinned creatures and newest to the Coalition to get our feet wet with space flight. Relatively new by a few hundred years or so—green by all longstanding traveling, been puttering around the galaxy for a few thousand years, creature standards. The real surprise of the evening was the third wheel I began to feel like as I met my date. Dates…? He- They- Have two heads. Two males at odds, dual personalities the exact opposite in nature, in one shared, conjoined body. Kihmaer Natharin, to be exact, alien lizardman with twice the personality. I’m always saying it could be worse, or weird, or… I’m not quite sure what tops constantly bickering conjoined two headed alien man- men? I’m sure if this evening proves anything, it is not only looking to be quite interesting, but I’m about to find out.
I’ve brought my mate to heel. The city comes next. This still isn’t finished. Not until my enemies are dead and my wife is safe, rich, and pregnant. I’ll do anything to protect her, even if she keeps finding reasons for me to put her over my knee. For the woman I love. For the family we’re going to have together. I’m going to end this. Amazon KU
Trust no one. It’s a motto Remmikov has lived by since before the war. Now, he’s been framed for the bombings in Zyan’s capital and he is on the run from his own people. As the son of a traitor, no one will believe he’s innocent. When a hooded figure tracks him through the market, Remmikov is ready to inflict some warriorly damage… until he discovers the figure is a human female. This female with the shorn hair and dark eyes who dresses in a male’s clothes has a way of challenging him, twisting his words to her advantage. When Remmikov discovers she’s working for the Brotherhood, he has no choice but to capture her. He never expected her to capture his heart in turn…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Protecting time, fighting for honor, and freedom in a distant realm…When an average woman from Earth, Poppy, finds herself being stood up on a blind date, she thinks a bottle of wine will fix her problems. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with the time gate keeper that claims she’s his soul mate. A guardian chosen during his soul’s birth, Tora has long ago given up on finding his destined other half. Now he rules the planet Plu, in a distant realm in space overlooking time and all galaxies throughout the universe. But his time has come, and his life changes within an instant by a small female from the one planet he’s always been drawn to, a planet called Earth. Amazon KU
Callisto’s streets are full of ghosts. And for smart-mouthed mercenary Baz Vaughn, those ghosts are coming back with a vengeance. Framed for the murder of his parents in a bloody massacre, Baz escaped his home moon of Callisto twelve years ago. Since then, he’s been on the run from his vengeful brother, the undisputed king of Callisto’s underworld. Baz was happy to traverse the galaxy, working as a soldier of fortune on distant planets and moons. That is, until he met Tasha Kincaid and fell in love. Now, he’s headed back to Callisto with Tasha to find the sister she lost a decade ago. Baz knows that Callisto isn’t safe, but he fears letting Tasha go it alone. The two discover that their siblings are married themselves, and Tasha will have to go directly into the lion’s den to rescue her sister from Baz’s crime lord brother. Even worse, Baz’s psychotic ex – a deadly assassin – is stalking him through the city’s streets, and she won’t let him go again. Amazon KU
Aliens took me from my life as a high society princess. My body is my only bargaining chip, and my pleasure their currency. When I sat on the rooftop and wished every night that someone would take me away, this isn’t what I meant. Now my biggest problems–my stepmom, my dad’s expectations–are dwarfed in comparison to my new life. An alien with tentacles wants to make me his wife. Not just his wife–his queen. And if I give in to my body’s desires, I would also be giving up everything I’ve ever fought for. But he’s not the only one that wants me. There are his two bodyguards, both with broad shoulders, big muscles, and blazing eyes. They share everything, and I don’t know if that includes me. There’s the ship’s pilot, a human cyborg with skilled hands and a heart of gold. And of course, there’s the assassin chasing us across the galaxy, who seems to be everywhere at once. These men will kill me. Or they will drive me mad with pleasure. Until Earth seems just as alien as they are–and I have to decide where home actually is. Amazon KU
The Kar’Kali lab team has been drawing some dangerous attention to the Piney Laboratory in what was once a sleepy Earth suburb. Jen Marsden, Head of Research, knows they need to beef up security, but she wasn’t prepared for the Alliance government to outfit her building with an entirely new military facility. When she realizes that the military presence will be focused on keeping the Kar’Kali warriors side-lined and Earth-bound, she finds herself trapped between the demands of her superiors and her personal loyalties to the aliens she’s grown to care for. Pakka has done his best to protect his team while performing his duties to the Kar’Kali people. But with no suppressor chips and no way of knowing what information the Alliance is hiding, Pakka’s starting to feel like he’s failing in his role as leader. To top it all off, the mating call has now come for him. With everything the Kar’Kali are facing, Pakka fears the mating frenzy will derail all his plans. But he does know precisely who his breeding mate would be— only the most fierce and intelligent female he knows.
Caught up in an intergalactic war, Enya wasn’t sure of what the trio of alien men had in mind when they grabbed her and hauled her aboard their ship. But she told them she was sure they didn’t want her for whatever it was they had in mind. The Commander, Bastin, assured her she was perfect for what they had in mind. Enya had no idea her entire life was about to be turned upside down when she heard the sounds of an aerial battle above her home. But Bastin, Rayn, and Loki were determined to prevent her from becoming collateral damage in the war they declared against the slave masters, the Shelloni.
Ronin (Mac) – After tragically losing everyone in my life that meant everything to me, I had nothing left to live for. Alone, penniless, desperate, I didn’t care whether I lived or died. I allowed myself to be converted to a weapon even the most powerful country in the world couldn’t contain. For years, I roamed where I pleased, assisted where there was a worthy cause, and otherwise minded my own business. And then the same misguided ideology that created me crashed into my path again. This time I did care about life. This time I had someone to fight for, someone I would level the world to protect. Katia (Kat) – My entire life had been a struggle, a fight that I had finally begun to conquer. And then some drunk driver struck me down and left me to die, broken beyond modern medicine to repair. I think I did die that day, only to become a test subject for fanatical scientists…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
I’ve been in some tough situations before, but crash landing onto a desert planet crawling with sand beasts? Yeah, I’m as good as dead. But then Kade appears above the dunes. With his rippling muscles, long raven hair, and intricate tattoos, he should terrify me. Instead, he enthralls me. From the possessive look in his eyes, it seems the feelings are mutual. But the danger’s only just begun. Other native barbarians want a piece of me. And what Kade has to do to protect me from them… Well, let’s just say it involves taking off our clothes, among other things. Kade knows how to get me back to my people. But will his quest to avenge a terrible loss get in the way? And if returning home means leaving him behind, do I really want to go? Amazon KU
One minute I’m walking back home from a nightclub. The next, I’m waking up in a cage. Abducted by aliens. Given to an alien race. Put up for auction. But instead of being sold to the highest bidder, I’m rescued by one of the Brutal Ones: the biggest, baddest bullies in the universe. But it’s not a rescue. Not really. My rescuer makes it clear he wants something in return for saving my life…… an Omega. Me. Amazon KU
ILIXI – Yeah, I rebelled against my older brother and now I’m paying the price. Qor is right, we should not follow in our father’s footsteps. I won’t leave without her. She’s here because of me. And my twin hearts know it. I will do anything to save her even if she never finds out the truth. JARA – I’m pregnant by the AI and supposedly the seed of the long dead king. Unlike the other women, I can’t view this as my duty to Zorlox. They enslaved me. They forced this on me. But my heart loves the baby growing in my belly. I thought I’d be giving up my baby like all the others before me, that is until the palace brute kidnaps me. Maybe my fate is different than the others. Maybe, just maybe there’s something there, where I never thought possible. Amazon KU
My one giant step for mankind…ends in a crash landing. Go figure. Everyone else had something to celebrate, and I needed a pity party. So off we went. Three-day booze cruise to the moon. And down we hurtled. Onto an unknown planet…ultimate buzzkill. Until Doshax. A tall, blue, smooth drink of…
Now I feel intoxicated for an entirely different reason. But Doshax has a mission. He may risk his life to protect me But will our passion quench his thirst for revenge? Amazon KU
The Coltrosstians and the Beinights have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember, but now they have a common enemy aiming for them both—the Tra’Mell. When approached by the Coltrosstian Sarpi to join forces against this new foe, the Beinights aren’t sure who to trust. They need the help, but at what cost? Furthermore, the Coltrosstians seem to have some secrets they’re not willing to share. Lhora is part of the guard for Esstika Kai, leader of the Beinights, and she has her own secrets to hide, like her torgart powers she’d inherited from her father, and the fact she’s due to take over as Esstika when her mother is no longer able. She never foresaw being captured and used as a bargaining chip, much less have an unexpected ally come to her rescue. Lhora soon learns that maybe the Coltrosstians have more in common with her kind than just being enemies, but can the rest of their people be convinced of that? One thing is certain—this new enemy must be stopped now. It’s time for the Tra’Mell to face the music. And when joining forces, Lhora discovers that love can conquer all.
VS Note: Not a romance. I did one click it though – you know me and dystopian!
t’s Jennifer’s 24th birthday and she planned to spend it having fun with her friends. Instead, she ends up running for her life through the dark streets of London. Her world is torn apart by a new disease, the likes of which have never been seen before. The government’s decision to conceal its deadly nature exacerbates the panic, and in all the confusion Jennifer is bitten by an infected person. That’s it, right? Her life over. Wrong. Immune to the virus’s ravaging effects, Jennifer finds herself with a small group of survivors. Together they must fight to stay alive long enough for a cure to be found. Humanity won’t be beaten so easily. But madness looms large, and safety seems forever out of reach.
VS Note: Not a romance but seemed like a fun concept. Apparently a cliffhanger ending though…
Imprisoned on dinosaur-infested Costa Rica, Oakley Laveau is haunted by the desperate question of why her mother tried to kill her. When a dream hints at answers to her mysterious past, she’s determined to uncover the secrets of her manipulated DNA. Oakley boldly decides to flee and hunt down the truth at any price … even execution. Slipping away from the island with the help of a loyal friend, headstrong Oakley makes it to a floating research lab. But with the FBI in pursuit and a smug scientist plotting to exploit her, she may find her newfound freedom is deadlier than the cage she fled. Will Oakley’s determination to trace the clues of her past reveal a dangerous secret better left uncovered? Amazon KU
VS: Non fiction but of interest this week. I put it on my TBR.
From Charlie Jane Anders, the award-winning author of novels such as All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you will ever read. The world is on fire. So tell your story. Things are scary right now. We’re all being swept along by a tidal wave of history, and it’s easy to feel helpless. But we’re not helpless: we have minds, and imaginations, and the ability to visualize other worlds and valiant struggles. And writing can be an act of resistance that reminds us that other futures and other ways of living are possible.
Full of memoir, personal anecdote, and insight about how to flourish during the present emergency, Never Say You Can’t Survive is the perfect manual for creativity in unprecedented times.
The moment Sage Reed makes her way to Ravenwood, she knows the small town lives up to its mystical lore—even if she doesn’t believe that she’s a witch. After losing her husband, she’s ready for change, and her aunt’s bookstore affords the perfect opportunity. Rome Baker has secrets of his own—even some that he’s kept from the town he calls home. But when a striking and intriguing stranger saves his life the moment she steps into his path, his inner bear knows that she’s the one for him. However, with the town under fire, he worries he might run out of time before he can show her what they can have together. A new enemy is on the horizon, one who hides in the shadows, whose history is steeped in lies. And if Sage and Rome aren’t careful, Sage’s new powers won’t be the only thing that spirals into flame. Amazon KU
Carly Preston, a beloved Hollywood star, has lived her life in the spotlight. Most people believe her fifty years on earth has been charmed. She knows better. The tragedy that happened one night over thirty years ago, is never far from her thoughts, though she’s learned to let go. But when she receives a message from the past along with a visit from the one person who never wanted to see her again, suddenly it appears that everything that Carly thought about that night is a lie. With the help of Premonition Pointe’s coven, Carly is determined to right a wrong, and maybe find a future she never knew she wanted.
Meet Detective Zaniel Havelock, a man with the special ability to communicate directly with angels. A former trained Angel speaker, he devoted his life to serving both the celestial beings and his fellow humans with his gift, but a terrible betrayal compelled him to leave that life behind. Now he’s a cop who is still working on the side of angels. But where there are angels, there are also demons. There’s no question that there’s evil at work when he’s called in to examine the murder scene of a college student—but is it just the evil that one human being can do to another, or is it something more? When demonic possession is a possibility, even angelic protection can only go so far. The race is on to stop a killer before he finds his next victim, as Zaniel is forced to confront his own very personal demons, and the past he never truly left behind.
Ava Harper’s resume keeps getting updated. It started with witch, then necromancer, author, bookstore clerk, vampire wrangler, and most recent, medium. Yes, you heard that right, she can talk to ghosts.New powers bring more responsibilities and things to add to the list of magic she needs to learn. Especially when Ava finds out her mother isn’t in a happy place. What else can she do but try to rescue her mother from the in-between place she’s been suffering all these years? That doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. She’s going to need the help of all of her team, from her ghoul Alfred to her mischievous cat, Mr. Snoozerton—and his new girlfriend. And Olivia, her best friend, of course. She might even have to call her son home from college for this level of magic. But Ava’s life wouldn’t be Ava’s life if things didn’t go a bit awry. Luci tries to help, but just infuriates all of them, as usual. Larry (the skeleton) is still hanging around, and he’s lost a finger bone, have you seen it?It might be a lot of hullabaloo, but Ava is determined to figure it out and bring her mother home. And Drew, the town sheriff and Ava’s boyfriend is at her side every step of the way and almost every waking hour and sometimes sleeping hour. Could the sheriff be plotting something of his own and try to tame the necromancer/witch hybrid? Amazon KU
Archeologist Skylar Grace needs an earth-shattering discovery to make her career or remain an unknown amongst her peers. Maybe the word “earth” is too confining. Skylar believes she scams Gerri Wilder into a trip to another planet, thinking she’ll ditch the man she’s supposed to meet. Not like Gerri can actually match her with the perfect man for her. Piece of cake, right? No, it’s really not. Tamor, Chief of the Seven Tribes, needs to figure out how to save his people from a slow death. He asks Gerri Wilder for help and she sends a beautiful and smart Skylar to his planet. Skylar’s very sassy and her skin’s so soft he can’t stop touching her. But then she tells him she’s there to dig for old things, leaving him completely disillusioned. When Skylar finds ancient cave drawings, she knows she’s looking at something important, but how is she supposed to decode an alien culture she knows nothing about? If she doesn’t, not only will the people who’ve accepted her as she is die, so will the one man she’s come to love. Amazon KU
I’ve chased down every scrap of additional magic that crossed my path, drained it, and started the hunt anew. My obsession hasn’t made me much of a companion. I wouldn’t have blamed my bondmate for leaving, but the snow leopard has stuck by my side. It pains me to admit he’s my sole connection to my better nature. He tempers my penchant for blowing holes in the world and asking questions later. Not that he has a soft side. He doesn’t, but we’ve taken care of each other for all the years in my memory. Information just fell into my lap. Critical material I should have picked up on if I’d been paying attention. My next stop is Grigori, the werewolf who heads up a gang of paranormal assassins. Once I was part his Circle, but I left to sharpen my seer skills. No matter how adept I became, scrying the future—or the past—didn’t augment my power, so I moved on. Flitting from this to that to the other has been the story of my obscenely long life. No more. It’s back to the Circle for the leopard and me. We’ll remain as long as we’re needed.
Lily and Ian’s families come to Frederickport to celebrate Connor’s first Birthday. Bringing the in-laws together is not always easy, especially when uninvited guests from the spirit realm show up.
Whether it’s haunted castles, witches, or hidden demons, there’s something for everyone within the pages of Love & Legends. If you dare discover the spooky goings-on of British Legends, one-click for your copy of this limited edition anthology.
VS Note: A re-release with new scenes added.
The Kingdom of Cyndercillfs is ruled by a tyrant king. Each year trials are held to appease the volcanic god on the mountain. Warrior women step into the arena for the chance to change their lives and win a pair of diamond slippers. A young woman, running from her hateful stepmother, steps into that arena. However, she didn’t know the dangers that she would face in the trials.
Ashtyn Greyson, daughter of a dead lord, discovers that her opponents are deadly and trained. But none of them are more frightening than King Philam. However, she finds support in the First Knight of the King, the Prince of the Kingdom, and a respected and wealthy Lord. She might survive the trials, but can she survive the king? And will the god, Cynder, approve of her? Ash and Cynder is a Cinderella retelling with a touch of deadly trials, an evil king, and a fierce warrior that emerges from an attic of a dead lord. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not sure any of these are paranormal cozies but it’s a good set of authors and I love anthologies and cats so…
Join these vacationing sleuths as they trade their sunglasses for magnifying glasses in 11 new, never-before-read cozy mysteries. USA Today bestselling author Molly Fitz has gathered a fantastic group of emerging and established talent in the Cozy Mystery genre. Together, they are ready to present the ultimate bookworm staycation. And you’re invited…The best part? When you escape into the pages of these stories, kitty doesn’t have to stay at home. So snuggle up with your favorite furry friend to read this fun collection of travel cozies, each including a fabulous feline sidekick.
VS Note: 3 novellas
WHISKY AND WISHES – Finally free of the dangers surrounding him and the burden of pining after his mate, the King of Dragon Kings is ready for some peace—time to enjoy the woman he loves without interruption. HEART OF GOLD –He’s loved her for eons, wanted her forever, and a day never passes without her at the forefront of his mind. OF FIRE AND FLAME – Three extraordinary beings, one tangled Fate.
A sad little mermaid trades her voice for legs to get a stupid human prince to fall in love with her. What a crock. That wasn’t how my story went at all. That’s not even how mermaids work. We can have legs whenever we want them. We just mostly choose not to because we dislike people who live on land. I never would have set foot there, but I needed to kill a druid king. Yeah, the little mermaid didn’t come on land to fall in love with a prince. She went there to kill a king. There are rules. Certain waters are off limits for the land dwellers. He came to my home in a large ship and killed several of my friends. The sea council might want to let that slide, but he killed my sister, so now I have to end him. Getting close enough to the king to kill him is going to be hard. He has three sons that could be my answer to living through this. They aren’t bad for druid royalty. Two of them are kindle and gentle. The other is a little mean in a way I can appreciate. Still, I don’t trust any druid. Out of all the supernatural creatures on land, they are the worst. A lot of their magic requires bits from living beings and their ethics on getting those aren’t exactly sound. I might like his sons, but this can’t go anywhere. Most people tend to balk at relationships when you kill their father. I won’t stop until it’s done. I owe it to my sister. Amazon KU
Just when it seemed I’d overcome the biggest obstacles my fae mates and I could face, I find myself in the hands of their greatest enemies. Enemies who have more power than we ever imagined. Enemies who hold so much more sway over my life than I want to believe. I have to escape, and not just to warn the men I love and defend the home I’ve made with them. The longer I remain, the more these villains can use me to destroy everything I care about. If I fail now, the entire faerie world will crumble. I don’t know if I can do it alone—but where will I find an ally among the cruelest of the fae?
When I meet a psychic in Mystic Hollow, I’m skeptical. Even though, you know, I’ve accepted most of the supernatural world. But who could blame me when the psychic acts like a stereotype from a really corny show? Yet when our hands touch, everything changes. Suddenly, I’m seeing ghosts all over our little town. And when they realize I can see them, I become the karmic justice for far too many ghosts. Just another crazy day in my life though, right? Wrong. When one of the ghosts wants revenge against one of my witchy pals, I find myself trying to dive into the dark past of our town. Because this ghost is angry. And if I can’t figure out the truth in time, our little gang is in trouble.
With my mates and my sister at my side, I thought I could do anything. Unfortunately, dark forces are proving that belief to be untrue. We’ve been through so much already, but when Geard’s people kidnap the sister of one of my mates, I’m left with difficult choices, and my powers aren’t giving me direction. I don’t want to run or hide anymore, so we’re taking the fight to our enemy’s doorstep. The only way to find peace and stop looking over my shoulder is to end this threat once and for all. If my mates and I are going to get our chance at happiness, either my enemy has to die, or I do. I won’t let it be me.
VS Note: Erotica.
Bananas are extinct. Or so they thought. When a lone banana is swept onto the shore of Bear Island, Isla knows exactly what she’s going to do with it. She’s heard stories of this mythical fruit, of how long and hard and curved they are. How sweet. How thick. How juicy. Of course, her four hunky bear shifters won’t let her play with her banana. Torn apart by jealousy, they challenge the curvy yellow rod to a daring duel that will see the longest fruit win. Who will Isla get to taste in the end?
To become a Queen, Freya has to give up everything….There’s only one way to become an immortal, and that is to take up the mantle of everything that she is not. To become fae. To lead a court. To become the Autumn Thief herself. But Freya’s life isn’t that easy to change. She is thrust into a series of trials held by old gods who have seen a thousand years pass. She must impress them, or suffer the consequences. With the Goblin King at her side, Freya must give up everything to become something wholly new. An Autumn Thief. Amazon KU
They set sail under cover of darkness and prowl through the night to stalk their prey, taking what they most desire. This collection of vampire pirate stories by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors includes alpha heroes, complex anti-heroes, and evil villains in adventurous, swashbuckling tales of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction romance, and high fantasy. Join these lawless, bloodsucking vampirates as they pillage and plunder for ill-gotten gains!
Whether they’re on the high seas, in space, or on land, these vampire pirates will take your blood and steal your heart.
I had just returned home to my clan of wolf shifters, and the first thing that happened to me was insane. The most beautiful woman I’d ever seen almost ran me over with her car. A woman who was completely forbidden. But when Tabitha told me her story, I had to stick around. I felt the need to protect her… to stay close. She was in danger, and she was also naïve. I couldn’t tell her the truth about me. About my identity. But I would have to shift to be able to protect her. Being with her was wrong… it wasn’t permitted. And I didn’t care if I wasn’t allowed to have children. Saving my clan was priority but saving Tabitha… and our unborn baby was the most important. But what would happen when she found out who I was? And when the clan found out that I was breaking every rule in the book? Amazon KU
Vampire gangs, Lucifer rising, hellhounds on the loose, and an unruly shadow creature hell-bent on taking control… And no, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke. It’s a nightmare. And it’s my life. To get to Hell and stop the coming war, we need to find the last three relics and open the gates. But the greatest threat isn’t Lucifer. It’s the creature who shares my soul. Hell will freeze over before my demons let me go, but with Sayah’s powers and influence growing, I’m not sure anyone can stop my greatest fear from coming true. I’m losing myself to the darkness. And scariest of all… I like it.
Civil unrest plagues the nation of Elsira as refugees from their old enemy, Lagrimar, seek new lives in their land. Queen Jasminda is determined to push the unification forward, against growing opposition and economic strife. But the True Father is not finished with Elsira and he may not be acting alone. He has built a powerful army. An army that cannot be killed. An army that can only be stopped by Nethersong and the help of friends and foes of Elsira alike to stop it. Former assassin Kyara will discover that she is not the only Nethersinger. She will need to join the others to harness a power that can save or end Elsira. But time is of the essence and they may not be ready by the time the True Father strikes. Sisterhood novitiate Zeli will go to the reaches of the Living World to unlock a secret that could save the kingdoms. When armies meet in the battlefield, a new world will be forged–whether by the hands of gods or men, remains to be seen.
When a witch ends up dead at her place of business, the accusations fly. Could a disgruntled employee and fellow witch have had enough of the sour grapes? Or was the vagrant in the back alley tired of having the cops called on him constantly? And what is wrong with the deceased’s husband? He seems spacey and out of sorts. Is it the tragedy of the murder, or is it guilt? Sophie is on the rampage and she has Ben in her sights. Can Cora convince her that a past terrible wrong can somehow be righted, or is it too late? Will Sophie fulfill the prophesy the ancient witches predicted would occur? Amazon KU
Vampires, mermaids, and witches…oh, my! Black Veil is full of them all, but at the end of the day, it’s The Blood Boss who has the last word. Ever since The Final War, Vampires rule Black Veil, and with The Blood Boss in charge, peace reigns. Keeping the vampires under control is a task Cain takes seriously. Humans have accepted his rule, and anyone who seeks to destroy his territory is given swift punishment. His promise to keep Black Veil safe comes with great sacrifice and selflessness; never does he dare hope for more in life. Until one day, a man walks through his front door and changes everything. Jayce has a happy life. His adopted parents love him, he wants for very little, and he lives every day to the fullest. But when a normal evening turns into a nightmare, and Jayce is forced to come face-to-face with The Blood Boss, the world as he knows it feels like a lie. Then a great secret is revealed, and nothing is what it seems. Cain and Jayce must work together to stop the forces uniting against the vampires. Life and love are in jeopardy as they fight those who seek to destroy them. Can Cain and Jayce keep Black Veil from crumbling into the sea when every attempt to do so seems impossible? Amazon KU
Marguerite went in search of answers. The ones she found led her to only more questions…and down a very dangerous path. Doctor Gideon Raithe claims that she has every right to hate him, and yet all she feels is drawn to him. The Ordo ut Solis, a secret order of holy warriors against the dark creatures of the world, wants her help to contain him. Two warring sides want her help, but she can’t trust either of them. Hell, she can’t even trust her own memories. But if she wants to get to the bottom of what’s happening, she’ll have to choose. Even if it means disaster. Amazon KU
An anthology unlike any other…4 Different Centuries – 4 To-Die-For Romances – The Same 2 Ghosts!…more details on ebook seller page…)
Werewolves. Witches. Romance. Resistance. Enter a world straight out of Argentine folklore…Following the events of Lobizona, Manu and her friends cross the mystical border into Kerana—a cursed realm in Argentina—searching for allies and a hiding place. As they chase down leads about the Coven—a mythical resistance manada that might not even exist—the Cazadores chase down leads about Manu, setting up traps to capture and arrest her. Just as it seems the Cazadores have Manu and her friends cornered, the Coven answers their call for help. As Manu catches her breath among these non-conforming Septimus, she discovers they need a revolution as much as she does. But is she the right one to lead them? After all, hybrids aren’t just outlawed. They’re feared and reviled. What happens when the Coven learns of Manu’s dual heritage? Will they still protect her? Or will they betray her? And after running this far, for this long—how much farther can Manu go before her feet get tired, and she stops to take a stand?
Liberated from the Master’s castle, Annalise is finally free. At least that’s what she keeps being told. Fabien, one of the rebels, saved her. However, does she really know the kind fae who wears many faces. Has she just gone from one form of capture to another? Having left behind her mate that she never wanted, she tries to adapt to this new life. Only she can’t seem to get him out of her mind. Trying to keep busy, she begins to learn to use her power, refusing to ever be weak again. When fae start disappearing across the land, rumours of a great evil start to circulate. All eyes turn to Annalise as the true promessa, the Chosen One. Finally learning to embrace her powers, she’s the spark of promise the rebels so desperately need. Only the role of the promessa is so much more than she understands it to be, and ultimately could cost her life. Amazon KU
At the age of eleven, Mel Smith’s life found its purpose when she met Sarah Ross. Ten years later, Sarah’s sudden death threatens to break her. To fulfill a final promise to her best friend, Mel travels to an idyllic small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Yet Morgan’s Gap is more than a land of morning mists and deep forest shadows. There are secrets that call to Mel, in the gaze of the gnarled and knowing woman everyone calls Granny, in a salvaged remedy book filled with the magic of simple mountain traditions, and in the connection she feels to the Ross homestead and the wilderness around it. With every taste of sweet honey and tart blackberries, the wildwood twines further into Mel’s broken heart. But a threat lingers in the woods—one that may have something to do with Sarah’s untimely death and that has now set its sight on Mel. The wildwood is whispering. It has secrets to reveal—if you’re willing to listen.
She knew her hand in marriage would be sold. She had no idea a fae prince was the buyer. Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table. But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult. As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape. Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding. The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel? Amazon KU
For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar’s throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities. Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least, that’s what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire.
With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.
Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere. And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience. Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear. Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.
VS Note: From July 25
Touch. It’s what most of us crave. A source of comfort, companionship, and desire. For Eli, it’s a source of terror. Branded by the trauma of his past, Eli is struggling in his freshman year of college. He might be afraid of just about everything, but in his heart of hearts, he’s nobody’s bitch. Yet it’s at his lowest point, that he first hears it. Him The voice. Wet feet, a frozen ass – this guy likes to complain, but why would Eli care about any of that, when he’s got his own problems? The bigger question is what, or rather who, the voice is. Afraid it’s a sign of his fragile psyche’s demise, Eli is torn between hunting down the source to prove it’s real, and ignoring it in case it isn’t. His eventual quest will see him grappling with geese, battling burritos, and dodging deities – all in the search for his sanity. And maybe, just maybe, finding love. Amazon KU
Two years ago, forty-two-year-old Mackie Fleming lost her husband and a month ago, she lost her job. In the middle of it all, something terrible happens to one of her close friends. Now in a life she never planned for, Mackie decides to take control, learn about her magical skills, and maybe even, make a career change by becoming a private detective. Will the neighborhood crime force her to face the future and make some decisions that will change her life for the better? Amazon KU
All I wanted to do was live my life in peace. Maybe get a cat, expand my spice farm. Really anything that doesn’t involve going on a quest where an orc might rip my face off. But they say the Goddess has favorites. If so, I’m clearly not one of them. After saving the demon Fallon in a wine-drunk stupor, all he wanted to do was kill an evil witch enslaving his people. I mean, I get it, don’t get me wrong. But he’s dragging me along for the ride, and I’m kind of peeved about it. On the bright side, he keeps burning off his shirt. Amazon KU
A stubborn wolf. A curvy bear. A Sizzling attraction neither of them could ignore. Mindi Martin wasn’t thinking of settling down. Something was in the water in Howling Valley, driving everyone to find their mates. She was determined to dodge that bullet, but then she met gorgeous, curvy bear shifter, Echo Norden. And her wolf made plans of her own—claim Echo. Echo was convinced she’d never find her mate. In all of her years, she hadn’t met anyone worthy of her bear’s affection. Her beast was headstrong and wanted a mate who was her equal. One scent of a beautiful wolf shifter and Echo knew one thing. She’d found her mate. Two problems were standing in her way. Her clan did not approve of Mindi as a suitable mate, and she was betrothed to another. The call to mate was overpowering the two women. Nothing was going to stand in their way of what fate had in store for them. Together they would face anyone who would dare try to keep them apart. Amazon KU
Tess: Humans and werewolves don’t mix. We don’t share drinks at the bar, shop at the same stores, or even live in the same part of town. There’s no trust, just decades of superstition and haunting rumors of a dark night only spoken about in hushed whispers. I know what everyone fears. After all, my shop is located in the center of the city. When people want natural and herbal remedies, they come to me. My family has helped the people of Morningstar for generations. I hate the shifters as much as they do. When the handsome alpha breaks into my shop and hurls accusations, I’m determined to set him straight . . . until all hell breaks loose. Quinn: I’m the Alpha. It’s my responsibility to ensure my clan is protected from the humans. Four packs that rely on the Hogan brothers to keep their secrets and families safe. Years of mistrust, lies, and carnage have placed a wedge between my kind and the humans. Just when I have it all under control a new threat emerges.
It’s not just my people that are in danger. To top it off, the need for a mate surges in my blood as the Chaos approaches. I had it all figured out until I recognized a new and tantalizing scent and the female it belongs to: A human with a special gift, a sexy smile, and an aura that calls to me in a way I can’t seem to resist. Amazon KU
I was born to be alpha. They were born to be mine. Jade Hollow wants more. More than a life as an Alpha’s female. More than spending forever in Starfall Creek. She wants to rule the pack. Reverie Jacob’s life is as normal as it gets… until he witnesses something he shouldn’t and finds himself in the middle of his wildest dreams. His friend is a wolf… The hottest girl he’s ever seen seems to be into him… Two very unimaginable, but real things. Dustin Blackridge has been waiting his whole life to be the Alpha of the Hollow Pack—after all, he’s been in love with Jade since they were kids. Nothing and no one will stop him from getting what he wants. When a pain in the ass human shows up on Hollow’s ground and threatens to ruin everything, Dustin needs to handle it. And quickly. Dustin must decide where his loyalties lie… with Jade or with his pack. Will unexpected love get in the way of what they want? Amazon KU
Even before our heroes discovered a portal to other realms, Jak Freedar wanted to seek out powerful allies to help overthrow the tyrannical wizard rulers of his home world. Instead, he chanced across a dragon egg and is now the surrogate father of a hatchling. Since he found the egg, taking care of the young dragon is his responsibility. Even as King Uthari forces the team to prepare for another mission, Jak must do his best not only to care for the hatchling but to keep it safe from those who want to use it for their own gain. As he soon learns, it’s not only the wizards of his own world who would love to control a dragon. It turns out that powerful enemies in other realms want a hatchling too. And they’re willing to kill for it. Amazon KU
Best friends Ana and Cara are on a tour of Brodie Castle in Scotland when they are unceremoniously thrust back in time to the year 1292. Forced to work in the medieval castle to survive, they encounter an ages-old legend, a murder plot, and two handsome highlanders who keep them on their toes. Perhaps even sweep them off their feet. Amazon KU
High above the sea, floats the pristine city of the Heliana. Home to winged-lion shapeshifters—the Leonodai—and protected from the world of humans by an elite group of warriors, the Heliana has only known peace. After years of brutal training, seventeen-year-old Rowan is ready to prove her loyalty to the city and her people to become one of the Leonodai warriors. But before Rowan can take the oath, a deadly disease strikes the city’s children. Soon the warriors—including two of Rowan’s closest friends—are sent on a dangerous mission to find a fabled panacea deep within enemy lands. Left behind, Rowan learns a devastating truth that could compromise the mission and the fate of the Heliana itself. She must make a decision: stay with the city and become a warrior like she always dreamed, or risk her future in an attempt to save everyone she loves. Whatever Rowan decides, she has to do it fast, because time is running out, and peace can only last so long.
Sometimes all a witch wants to do is stay in, make some pimple-clearing potions, and watch some TV. Is that really too much to ask? Though Mila Maganti prefers running her fun little potions and lotions shop, somebody’s gotta slay the bad guys when nobody’s looking. When a warlock runs past her shop knocking over carts, pushing little old witches down in the street, and wreaking havoc on general, she writes it off to another weird day in Abaddon’s Gate. When one of her regulars falls under the same spell, she realizes something is afoot in her small but mysterious town. Can Mila capture the mischief demon before somebody gets hurt? Amazon KU
VS Note: From July 22.
With Ambrose as a murder suspect, the clock is ticking to prove he’s innocent and to find the real killer. The bodies are mounting up, and with Ambrose suspended, it’s up to Amy to uncover the truth behind a series of murders that make her favourite detective look really guilty. Can Amy and the Paranormal Police Department discover who could be doing this to Ambrose before he’s charged with a crime he didn’t commit?
Lucy Corentine, Vampire Detective, is content that all the mysteries in her personal life are solved. Except one. Where did the blind cat delivered to her doorstep come from? A clue left in the box Jester came in leads her to one of her Grandmother’s old friends, and on the search for a secret room. Can Lucy find the answers she’s looking for, or will she end up sending Jester back where he came from? An Origin Tail is a happy-ever-after companion story to the Vampire Detective series and is set approximately a year after the events of Fangs For All. It contains minor spoilers for the series, but can be read on its own.
Thanks to a protective spell gone wrong, I am what the world calls a ‘siren’. Yep, you heard me right. I’m a siren. The lost princess of Atlantis. During the horrific battle between light and darkness, as Atlantis sank beneath the waves, I was caught in some crazy magic that changed my body and put me down for a really long nap. The humans, still greedy as ever, woke me up when they stumbled on an energy source near the heart of my home. I battled alongside my Atlantean brothers and sisters as evil spread like a plague from city to city. We fought bravely, but in the end, I lost everything. I have nothing left to lose. That same darkness has continued to take over the world while I slept. My mission is to cleanse the world of evil, so I need to get busy. It is easy to find the men with blackened hearts and drag them to their watery graves beneath the sea. But it isn’t long before the disappearances are noticed, and I go from hunter to hunted.Cleansing the world of evil takes a lot out of a siren. So, when the three good-hearted men cross my path, I’m ready to make them bad. I just need to figure out how things work with my new anatomy. Amazon KU
I’ve never known who I am or where I came from, and now that’s going to change. The Shadow Association want me back under their control, and I’m sure their hold over me has something to do with my parents. Between trying to discover my past, staying out of the Association’s clutches, and keeping up with my reaper studies, I have my hands full. But I’m determined to achieve everything I need to. I’m going to find out who I am, no matter how long it takes.
When her brother’s best friend asks her to pretend to be his fiancée, Bindi says yes, even though she knows she shouldn’t. Pretending to be madly in love with Julian is easy for her. Perhaps too easy, and she finds herself falling for the charming vampire for real. Can they continue their charade without losing their hearts?
Once upon a time…A boy is sired with poison in his veins. He cannot outrun the venom in his blood, so he escapes from those who put it there. Secreting away his darkest tendencies, he grows to become a friend, brother, bartender…Huntsman. A man who becomes exactly what he ran from, a villain of his own making. A villain who falls in love with the one woman he is told to steer clear of.
Enchanted by a girl with hair as brilliant as the sun and innocence as potent as his corruption.
A girl locked away in a tower and told she will never walk again. This boy doesn’t want to be the villain in her story. For once, he desires to be a hero. Regrettably, his past creeps in like thick, winding fog, reaching wickedly for the one he loves the most. A hero is no match for the rotten tree from which he fell. Once a huntsman, always a huntsman. Poisoning guaranteed. *Huntsman is book 3 in the House of Misfits series. It is recommended that you read Ivory White (House of Misfits #1) before reading Huntsman* Amazon KU
There are many words to describe Parker Lazarus. Some call him stubborn. Some call him impossible. Some call him a liar. He doesn’t care what anyone calls him, as long as he fulfills his destiny to rid the world of the fanatical Syndicate and leads his family to victory. Of his seven siblings, six have found their lifemate. But it should have been him first. He battles the deadly sin of pride, and he accepts no failure. Especially his own. When Parker finds out his mate has been under his nose for years, an assassin masquerading as his assistant, his controlled world is thrown into chaos. Not only does he lose his arm because of his unwillingness to accept this truth, but he loses himself when she challenges him in ways he’d never thought possible. How did this woman slip past his defenses? How does she continue to defy him at every turn? Why does he risk everything – even his secret identity – to keep her safe? Pride becomes more than another word to describe him. It becomes his downfall. And if he can’t learn to open himself up to failure, and to trust the help of loved ones, then his pride will pave the road to destruction. Not just for the Syndicate, but for all mankind.
VS Note: LGBTQ Time travel
The quiet village of Bradfield should offer Dr Sylvia Marks the refuge she seeks when she returns home from her time in a field hospital in France in 1918. However, she is still haunted by the disappearance of her lover, ambulance driver Anna Masters, two years previously. Settling back in as the village doctor alone in her large family house is more difficult than she realised it would be after the excitement of front-line medicine. Then curious events at a local farm, mysterious lights, and a hallucinating patient’s strange illness make her revisit her assessment of Anna’s death on the battlefield. Lucille Hall-Bridges is at a loose end now her nursing work is finished. Her Mama and Papa are perfectly happy for her to pursue any or no career or social round; but she felt useful as a nurse and now she really doesn’t know what to do with her life. She hopes going to stay with her friend Sylvia for a while will help her find a way forward. And if that involves staying at Bradfield with Sylvia … then that’s fine with her. But Sylvia is still focused on finding out what happened to her very good friend Anna three years ago; and the unbelievable events at a local farm over the course of the last year don’t seem to have helped her let that go. Will the arrival of Lucy in Bradfield be the catalyst that allows both women to put their wartime stresses to rest? Can Sylvia move on from her love affair with Anna and find happiness again with Lucy, or is she still too entwined in the unresolved endings of the past?
My name is Cora, and I’m an Omega. Being an omega in a world of alphas is scary. Especially in my father’s pack where they think an omega is only good for one thing. Breeding. The alphas in the pack sit back and watch me with hunger-filled eyes as they wait for my first heat to hit. Once it does, my life, or what little life I’m allowed to have, is over. But, when my brother decides to take me and leave, we land ourselves in with a group of renegade alphas. So, here I am, an omega about to go into heat, surrounded by alphas. One of which claims that I am his mate. Too bad omegas don’t have mates. Noah: I’m Alpha of the alphas. We call ourselves, The Renegade Alpha pack. We’re a group of outcast alphas that don’t fit in with other packs. We’re a small pack of four but so many alphas together isn’t always a good thing. Fights happen more often than not over the smallest things.
To make my job even more difficult, a couple of my pack members found an alpha and his omega sister on the run. Now, they’re staying with us. An omega, surrounded by unmated alphas. To make matters worse, the omega is my mate, but she refuses to accept the truth of it. It turns out that having an omega in the pack is far riskier than I originally thought. But, I don’t care what I have to do, who I have to kill, no one will harm a single hair on my mate’s head. Amazon KU
Modern-day Bostonian, Angelique Kavanaugh was born in Ireland but mysteriously adopted. Unaware of her parentage, she’s always had unusual, witch-like abilities. Hopelessly unlucky in love, she jokingly casts a spell during a magical Samhain full moon hoping to conjure Mr. Perfect—tall, strong, attentive, chivalrous…and smoldering hot. Faolan Mahoney, a notorious eighteenth century Irish privateer, is abruptly hurtled forward 250 years into the future. While the beautiful, alluring auburn-haired witch responsible undoubtedly saves his life, she also irreparably changes it…and him. Angelique’s all contradictions––gentle and amiable one moment and a wild force that challenges him the next. Instinctively, he wants to protect and cherish her. Fully aware he’s to be sent back under the next full moon, Angelique and Faolan attempt to fight their fierce attraction. Their farewell is delayed when they must travel through time to complete dangerous, challenging tasks. After learning there are many intent on keeping them apart, staying together suddenly seems all that matters.
Senior year has started at the Academy of Necessary Magic. One long summer in the swamps and Amanda is ready to get back. Not only does she have a job with the Coalition but newfound independence with independent study. Look out world. Idle hands make for a devil’s playground… especially when a boy is involved. When Amanda’s ghost-wolf acts up and leads her straight to Matt Hardy practicing magic on school grounds, she proves herself wrong one more time. A boy like Matt shouldn’t be able to use that kind of magic. She should know—they’re both shifters, after all. Except the new boy’s something else too, and he just won’t leave her alone. How in the world is our shifter girl supposed to juggle senior year, a complicated shifter relationship, an oddly jealous best friend, and a serious emergency threat to an entire continent? All in a day’s work for a teenage monster hunter, right? Amazon KU
Logan Moore is a leader without a pack…And after the rejection he faced from his last pack, he’s not sure he wants one. But when a mysterious benefactor he nicknames The Oracle offers Logan the chance to use his military expertise to lead a group of misfit shifters to protect the creatures of the magical realm, Logan’s wolf won’t allow him to say no. Bailey Cairn is a man without a protector…And for the entirety of his very human life, he hasn’t needed one. But when his friend is attacked at a bar, sweet, caretaker Bailey is drawn into a world he hadn’t known existed. A world full of secrets, and magic. A world full of danger… and gorgeous, protective Logan. But if Bailey and Logan want to break the chains of the past, they’ll have to learn to trust each other and themselves, and start to believe in things that are bigger than they are…That magic exists. That packs are about more than blood ties. That sometimes true love is a matter of fate. And that heroes aren’t made…they’re Chosen. Amazon KU
Azure has resigned herself – just like many of the infertile dragon females – to being single forever. She’s okay with that. She does not need a male. There are many things that fulfill her. Things that she is passionate about; like her job as a hunter. What could be more important than feeding the tribe? Nothing! If she wants to rut, she can have her pick of the males – just as long as she doesn’t expect any of them to stay. They all want to settle with human females. Humans who can give them offspring…and give the tribe a future. It makes perfect sense to her. She’s okay with it. Her feelings change when she comes into heat for the first time. Why now? Why her? Instantly, every unmated male in her tribe comes sniffing. They all want her. They want to mate her and to get her with child. All. Of. Them. Anger infuses every last cell of her body. An anger she never knew she felt. Snubbed for years and now they want her. Now they see her. They can all go straight to hell! Her king has other plans. The tribe needs offspring. They need female young, which is something the humans cannot provide. He instructs her to choose a male…any male, and to do so right away. She doesn’t have long. Thunder wants her impregnated before the end of her heat cycle. Amazon KU
Palace squire Edwynne Dovecote has discovered her life is a lie. She wasn’t born into the nobility- she’s a daughter of the North, an inhospitable country where people worship a mysterious goddess. Even if it puts her at odds with her adopted family, she’s determined to explore her heritage, as long as no one finds out who she truly is. But Sariva al-Beroth, an ambitious Northern girl who’s started working for the queen, is sick of rude outsiders gawking at her culture. She refuses to be in the same room as Edwynne, let alone share ancestral secrets. Then the queen falls under a curse, and only Sariva and Edwynne can rescue her. To save their country, they’ll have to survive a ruined underground castle infested with ghosts, a fascist uprising prepared to sway public opinion with mind-control magic… and each other.
Ursula Hofwyn is a botanist more comfortable around plants than people. So nothing makes her happier than to be in the middle of the woods collecting samples. As a bonus, Ursula’s current assignment has taken her into the vicinity of the most intriguing man she has ever met. But all is not well on the mountain. Predators are stalking her — predators who want to discover just how different she is. Royce Stockard is content hibernating on his mountain away from the stares and judgment of others. Never mind he’s alone and lonely. The only woman to truly pique his interest is the one woman who should be off-limits. Yet, when he finds her on his mountain within his territory, all bets are off. But others are hunting for her, and Royce will have to choose what’s more important — maintaining his lonely existence to keep a secret or saving the woman he loves.
This kitty needed to be petted. Hard. A little too much domestic bliss around the Pack is making Knox’s nerves tingle. If he had his choice, he’d escape to the city for a few nights of hot, sexy fun, but after the recent attacks, Knox knows he can’t leave. He needs to stay and protect the others—the happily mated pairs. Ugh. That doesn’t stop the intense urges inside him. He needs a fight or a f—
Well, you get the idea. Enter Gideon – He could give Knox both his desires—a fight and a f—
Well, you know what he means. But Gideon’s not here for sex and he’s certainly not here to get mixed up in inter-Pack politics. Bears are solitary creatures. They don’t get involved and they certainly don’t take mates. Ever. Well, okay, sometimes, but rarely ever. It’s just while the rest of the Pack is living in Happy Ever After world, Knox and Gideon have to keep up their defenses. There is not time for, well, you know.
After killing my mate to keep myself and my sister alive, I’m left picking up the pieces of my life as well as trying to deal with new problems. When two of my rabid wolves run off, my old alpha threatens to hunt them down if I don’t find them. That sends me and the other rejects into overdrive as we work to retrieve the other wolves in time to prevent their deaths. Meanwhile, the memories of my torture continue to haunt me and Ginger, messing with our lives and the people around us. Knox is watching out for us too, but he’s got problems of his own to deal with. I hoped my life would be smooth-sailing after I escaped the cages, but things are only getting more complicated. I’ve got to figure out how to juggle everything in my life… or my gift and my past might just overwhelm me for good. Amazon KU
Can a sexy demon really spin straw into gold? Poe Dupin, raven shifter and thief extraordinaire, is in trouble with a capital ‘T.’ Not only did he get his wing caught in the cookie jar during his latest heist, but his loser stepdad, the alpha, seems determined to run their roost into the ground. And Baltimore is many things, but forgiving is not on the list. When his stepdad puts the roost in peril, Poe sees no choice but to bargain with Charm City’s only demon, Tommy Tittoti. Rumors are that Tommy eats the souls of those foolish enough to try. Three strikes and you’re out. But really, Poe wasn’t using his soul anyway. And if it saves his roost? Worth it. Tommy isn’t what Poe expects. Demon—huge, horned, hairy, and scary, right? Nope. Blond, gorgeous, with a bubble butt, and a lilting drawl that beckons Poe to come play. Total hookup-app fantasy material. Even if he is a murder twink. Poe’s no angel, but Tommy . . . well he’s more devil than demon. Yet, Poe just can’t seem to keep his feathers out of the fire. As one bargain turns into two, and then a third tragedy strikes the ravens, Poe finds himself falling for a guy who may very literally be the death of him. Or maybe the flames will burn them both. Amazon KU
You, Meghan, you belong to us, they’d told me. Well, now I’d stepped into an interdimensional portal into a whole new world And what a world. The fairy land I’d always dreamed of, literally, filled with fantastic creatures and alien landscapes, but that’s not all. For the first time in my life, I feel truly wanted, but why? Is it for me, Meghan Marie Devlin, or is for the power I am supposed to be able to access? Is that why the preternaturally beautiful Pucks want me by their side, or is it for reasons even more complex? Amazon KU
When the Faction returns to Creel Creek, Constance thinks it’s to help solve the mystery surrounding her missing mother. But they have other priorities… like the spike in attacks coming from the shadow realm. It doesn’t help that Constance has her own demons to face—the kind from hell. Can they work together to rid the world of these threats? And will Constance finally find out what happened to her mother? Amazon KU
The wolves of Crescent Valley are hungry for blood, and I might just be their next meal. It was supposed to be an easy job, especially for a fox shifter. Or so I thought. My assignment was simple: go undercover, gather intel, report back. Instead, I found myself in much deeper with the wolves of Crescent Valley than I’d ever imagined. For fox sake, what did I get myself into? Amazon KU
In the Unitam Realm, power determines where you belong. Blind, orphaned witch Claire has spent her entire life wondering where she belonged. She’s grown up in a small coven on the outskirts of the Unitam Realm. While the teasing about her blindness hurts, the ridicule the coven members give her about her orphan status cuts deeper. What kind of disappointment do you have to be to have your parents abandon you? When the semi-sentient Academy sends her an acceptance letter, she’s sure it’s a mistake. If she doesn’t belong at Windshire, she surely won’t belong at the Academy. But what does she have to lose? As she navigates new friends, intense classes, and professors who seem to be split on whether she will pass or fail, her power starts to unravel inside of her, leaving Claire with more questions about her parents and where she belongs. And why does the Stonemont Triad (Desmond, the charming wizard, Everett, the silent Gryphon, and Malcolm, the grumbly Dragon) want to get to know a low-level witch like her? Amazon KU
Myrtle MacArthur has lived in Fate’s Peak all her life. She’s always put her family first. Since her mom died, she’s had to forget her dreams to take care of them. Water dragon and extreme sports champion Caspian Storm came to Fate’s Peak to settle down and start a family. After two years on the fire crew, he still hasn’t found his mate. Without the love of a mate to give him purpose, he might not be able to resist the call to adventure much longer. Myrtle’s family situation is tense. Her dad and older brother hate dragons and waste all their time complaining about them. That leaves Myrtle and her younger brother to tend the crumbling ranch. When Caspian and Myrtle meet, it changes everything. Caspian can finally see a happy family in his future. All Myrtle can see is drama. If her family ever found out she was the fated mate of a dragon, it could be very dangerous. Can Myrtle and Caspian create the passionate life they desire, or will everything burn down around them?
Shy, introverted Lucy Dennings lives a quiet little life in New York City, working for a nonprofit and keeping to herself. Every afternoon, she goes home to her empty apartment and Edgar, her houseplant, and every night, she loses herself in the pages of her beloved romance novels. Her lonely heart seeks solace in tales of passionate, enduring, all-consuming love, but more and more, Lucy feels she’s not just reading for pleasure but searching for a lost piece of herself in the pages. As if she once touched something beautiful but it’s been ripped away. Until one day Lucy discovers a dead body in the alley behind her apartment. Even if it’s too late, her first instinct is to help. Her second is to run. Because the dead body isn’t so very dead, and suddenly, her little world isn’t so little but one in which dreams feel like memories, “inner demons” actually lurk in dark alleys, and a beautiful creature of darkness with amber eyes and wings like night might hold the key to what her heart has been aching for…if she doesn’t fall down the path of eternal damnation first. Amazon KU
We see a female, we want her. But she’s a wolf biologist prepared to expose us to the world. We scent a female, we claim her. Except we can’t claim the one who could destroy our pack. We touch a female, we give her two marks. Yet we can’t mark her without sharing everything. Because in the Two Marks pack, shifters share. Two cowboys for every mate. If she can ever be ours.
VS Note: From July 27.
With the threat of being banished to the priory hanging over his head, Raine will do whatever it takes to find himself a husband. Even visit Stormshield, a remote kingdom no omega prince ever sets foot on. A kingdom that just so happens to have three eligible alphas. Prince Darien has all but given up on the idea of marriage after years of being snubbed by royal omegas. He has far more important things to worry about, like the pirates besieging their island kingdom. When an omega finally does step off the airship, Darien has no interest in a wedding. But he’s not given a choice—this marriage represents an alliance his kingdom cannot refuse. Bound to each other only hours after meeting, Raine and Darien face a rocky road. One wants this marriage at all costs, and the other resents being forced to marry the son of an enemy to keep the peace. They’re both hiding secrets, but in Stormshield Kingdom, secrets never stay hidden for long. Amazon KU
After a devastating accident, archaeologist Thea shut herself away from the world. But now, there’s an incredibly hot guy in her office, with an offer that might just be enough to drag her back into the field. He’s either crazy… or an entire secret race of magical shapeshifters desperately needs her help. Time is running out for gargoyle shifter Mace. His people are in grave danger, and their only hope is a lost Viking amulet… and the brave, smart, emotionally scarred woman who might just be his mate. But if this is going to work, he’ll have to trust a human with his people’s greatest secret…… and she’ll have to trust him with her heart. Amazon KU
VS: Next on my Badari Warriors series backlist is CAMRON. I got to write a trope I’ve always wanted to use for a story – two prisoners chained together and on the run, plus another trope I’ve seen in some intriguing movies – a man being hunted as big game and how he turns the tables on his pursuer. PLUS, this is the first book where TRATUS appears as a supporting character and TRATUS’s book is coming next as a new release, probably around August 25.
Here’s my sexy tiktok book trailer for CAMRON (you don’t have to be a Tiktok member to view it).
Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.
The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.
Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.
There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?
Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?
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