New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for Wednesday SEPT 8

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: YAY! Exciting to have a new Icehome tale from Ms. Dixon.

Life has taught me that I can’t trust anyone. Not friends, not family. In the worst, darkest moments, no one can be counted on to have your back. Even a billion miles away from Earth, on a remote icy planet, I still feel alone. The only consolation? I haven’t resonated. It’s not that I don’t want love or children. I just can’t trust anyone, even myself. But then one day, my khui resonates, and it’s to the last guy I ever expected. In fact, I resonate so hard that my chest is singing its mating song before his does. That never happens. So what does a calm, rational, grown woman do when life turns upside down? She runs for the hills, of course. I should have known he’d follow me.       Amazon KU


Zetar: After losing my mate to the disease, I promised never to love another. Then I meet Josie. She’s full of fire, and she tests my patience. I can’t decide if I want to storm away from her or kiss her—something that’s completely forbidden. But when she’s kidnapped by the vicious duskhorde, I go after her. I’ll stop at nothing to bring her back to her daughter, though I don’t dare bring her back for myself.      Josie: When my thirteen-year-old daughter and I moved to Ferlaern, I had hoped to find love. I don’t expect to fall for a guy eleven years younger than me. I’m a thirty-eight-year-old woman, for heaven’s sakes, not a blushing teenager. But Zetar sure makes my face—and other parts of me—hot. And despite the fact that he irks the H-E-double-hockey-sticks out of me, he also makes me dream of lounging in bed with him on a Sunday morning. Then I’m kidnapped by the duskhorde. If I don’t get free, Zetar and I will never find our happy ending.      Amazon KU


Prince Crux is in a bind. When the Dragon King commands Crux find a proper mate, his days of carefree bachelorhood are over. One trip to a psychic matchmaker and he’s on the path to his destiny. But it all comes screeching to a halt when he meets a human woman who lights his inner fire and makes him yearn. She’s got a pair of roller skates and an attitude. Courtney is supposed to be putting the shambles of her life back together. Getting abducted by aliens isn’t part of the plan. Neither is getting rescued by a scorchingly hot dragon that makes her think of an impossible future. But they have no chance together if they can’t first escape a planet full of monsters intent on their destruction.

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VS Note: Always fun in the Fall when these IDA books start releasing! Love Tasha’s novels in any genre…

Hailey always thought she was a member of the noble poor in Arkadia’s underworld. Her family’s farm might be struggling, but as the designated produce runner, she is reminded how lucky she is every time she brings donations to the village children’s home. But when Hailey learns that the family business isn’t what it seems, she knows she has to get away fast. The only option is the unthinkable – sell herself off as a bride to a wealthy man in the overworld to buy her family out of danger.
Orion follows the rules. It’s the only option if he wants to be elected the King’s ambassador. But when a single night of fun in the Outer Rings lands him with an unexpected heir on his doorstep, Orion must take action, and fast. Since the little one’s biological mother can’t be found, he opts to sponsor a bride from the underworld. His daughter will not be made to grow up without a mother figure. And after all, a permanent tie to Arkadia’s working class underworld could gain him essential votes. But he is determined to honor his new bride with his name and fortune, without imposing himself on her romantically. The unlikely couple might be planning a marriage of convenience, but their shared love of little Opal brings them inexorably closer each day. When Hailey’s past threatens to catch up with her, they will be forced to face their true feelings. Will Orion sacrifice his career for love? Or will Hailey go on the run again before he gets a chance?

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The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change—and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains—in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing—unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke—not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away.

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Mouse: I have no memory or what or who I am, all I know is that everyone and everything is out to hurt me. Hands slap, teeth bite, and boots kick. So when I meet a big bronzed warrior with blue eyes whose hands are gentle and voice is kind, I don’t trust him. And when he starts showing up in my dreams, a part of me I long thought was dead awakens with a passion. Cravus: When I’m hired to protect the small female on a cross-planet journey, I’m told she’s a new, unintelligent species. I can’t get close enough to her without her snapping her blunt teeth at me, but underneath the dirty hair and clean rags, I could swear she’s clever. When a nasty attack has us on the run, I know the only way to keep ourselves alive is to get her to trust me. And only then do I learn she’s human and not only that—she’s my mate too.       Amazon KU


Nothing is more important to Gadiel than the safety of his team. Having failed them once, leading to their deaths and rebirths as cyborgs, he swore he’d never again put them in unnecessary danger.
Dania isn’t who she claims to be. Haunted by dreams of a man whose face she never quite saw, she stole the identity of a woman slated to be on the Kraken, hoping to find him. With each passing touch and smoldering look from Gadiel, Dania can’t help but wonder if he’s the man of her dreams, or if she has stolen another woman’s mate. Captured by the Black Guard, Gadiel and Dania must deny their growing attraction to mount their escape and thwart a plan that would force the Grus and Fallen back into exile.       Amazon KU


Princess Caoimhe has more determination than an Imperial Princess should have. It will get her killed.Heading straight into the Terran Empire’s enemy, the Rhimodian Cyborgs in the name of peace? The danger in the stars is far more wicked than anything she’d find in the palace, right? Maybe not. Because nothing in the Imperial Palace is what it seems. And no one tells the truth about their agenda. Caught between what is right and what is commanded, Caoimhe must make decisions that no princess–no leader–should ever have to make to save her people. Including risk everything against a devious opponent who will stop at nothing to win. Even kill. Bahran is a Tarnished Rhimodian. Because he made choices that went against his people and Master System, he has lost his shine. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page)

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

Maya has died and been resurrected into countless cyborg bodies through the years of a long, dangerous career with the infamous Dirty Dozen, the most storied crew of criminals in the galaxy, at least before their untimely and gruesome demise. Decades later, she and her diverse team of broken, diminished outlaws must get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade . . . but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir.  The highly evolved AI of the galaxy have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humanity from ever regaining control. As Maya and her comrades spiral closer to uncovering the AIs’ vast conspiracy, this band of violent women—half-clone and half-machine—must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.

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Tikkot – My clan had harbored the enemy from the stars. We had something they wanted, so we struck a deal that had turned sour. Now that our end of the bargain was due, we were scrambling for an alternative payment when one, literally, dropped out of the sky. So, I was sent on a mission to deliver our end of the deal. But the more of the truth I learned, the more wrong my mission felt. Then there was her. Isobel. An unexpected and delectable complication who hated the very sight of me.
My mission had changed with the beat of my awakened heart, and now I must convince my spirit mate she was mine, find a way to join the exiles to help save Valose, all while saving my clan from itself.       Isobel – There was nothing worse than an arrogant man. Yet, Tikkot wasn’t a man but a Valosian warrior from a rival clan with a cocky smirk and a sultry stare. I had no reason to trust him and no reason to like him. So then, why did my heart flutter every time our eyes met? My goal to return home had never wavered. Yet, the longer I remained on this world, the more unreachable my goal seemed. The planet of Valose was insanely dangerous even before the addition of the gray aliens. Then, just when I thought nothing more could possibly happen to me, Tikkot tossed me over his shoulder, caveman style, stealing me away.

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He’s a beast who’s lived in a cage for years. I can’t look at him without shaking in terror. He used to be among the smartest aliens on his ship. Now he can’t recognize his own name. Since I’m his match, only I can save him. There’s something I need from him. I thought I’d gotten antibodies to the virus that’s thrown Earth into an apocalypse. But it didn’t work. The only way I can get the real antibodies is to mate with him—the monster. His claws are as long as my face, his fangs as big as my hands, his eyes red and feral as a demon’s. When he sees me, he goes into a berserker rage. But if I want to survive, I have to risk it. I have to enter the cage of the beast.       Amazon KU


Wesley: I’ve always loved space. Give me Star Trek over Lord of the Rings any day. Since I was a kid, all I’ve wanted is to explore the great beyond, to boldly go and all that jazz. And with my feet firmly stuck on Earth, the way I reach for the stars is through developing video games. The biggest issue there? Well, I can’t keep a job beyond one project. But all that staring at the night sky finally gets me somewhere when a tractor beam drops down from the sky in the Appalachian mountains and drags me up into an incredible spaceship full of big, scary, delicious-looking alien warriors. I’ve always fantasized about seeing the universe, but the reality—a handsy, grinning warrior—is so much more than I bargained for. Jax: I have a problem—I am the son of Zul the Proeliator, greatest Thorzi warrior, and I have had no chance to honor my legacy on the battlefield. When our people were dying out, they took human mates and produced a generation of hybrid children. But the hybrid sons of the planet Thorzan are protected, privileged, and wasted. All my life, I have been companion and protector to Prince Kaelum instead of a proper warrior. And now my enemies have come to believe that a younger generation of spoiled hybrids makes Thorzan ripe for invasion. When attack comes, it’s closer to home than expected, and I may be forced to choose between duty and protecting the beautiful man whose bright mind has caught my heart.       Amazon KU

BREATHLESS by Heather Relkin

VS Note: LGBT+. Listed in Erotica. At 25K words I told the author I would consider it to be a novella, not really a short story.

On Earth, we call them the Skyscrapers, or Whalemen. Giant, hundred-foot tall creatures that are generally docile but have a nasty habit of taking people home as souvenirs. I became a whaleman souvenir about, eh, four years ago? Honestly, it’s a great life. We’re like their exotic pets–we’re given fresh, healthy food every day. Hell, our sanctuary is so large it takes almost a full day to walk end-to-end. There’s seventy other humans, so apparently our whaleman thinks we’re the cutest dog breed at the pet store, so to speak. ..(MUCH more blurb on the ebook seller page…)


DEAD IN DALLAS: DEAD CITIES #1 by Alathia Morgan

VS Note: Not listed as a romance but sounds like there may be romantic elements?. I pre-ordered it – you know me and these dystopian books!

Erika hadn’t thought anything of the CDC’s warnings of a virus that could bring the dead back to life. She changes her tune when a prospective date turns and tries to eat her for dinner instead. Vowing to never use a dating app again, she hunkers down in her apartment with her five cats. Tony hadn’t had much luck after his divorce. His wife had taken their kids, house and most of his money. Life takes a surprising turn when the world goes to crap and he has to team up with the cat lady in the apartment across the hall. In a world starting to crumble, will they find a way to survive or simply join those in the dead city of Dallas?



Intercepted and invaded—When a colonist ship from Earth is waylaid in route to the designated colony planet, the women find themselves captives of barbarian warrior—giants. Enslaved by a reptilian race known as the delizo, the elite madrone warriors of the planet, Eos, have no choice but to bow to their masters and conquer all who stand in their path. The two hundred tiny Earth women they discover in stasis, however, become the Trojan horse no one anticipated—least of all the conquerors. The women from Earth discover the ‘war’ is lost before they even knew they were being invaded. They’re in space–they can’t escape and they can’t fight their way out of their predicament because they’re outnumbered, physically inferior, and unarmed. They can only accept what they can’t change and wait for a moment to change it. No one anticipated that nature would be the most powerful weapon at their disposal.

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AILUROS by Matt Doyle

VS Note: An LGBTQ+ scifi release of note this week, not listed as a romance.

#Begin *Ailuros* – In the *present // future*, Alex and Josh must face *their own // a* monster if they are to salvage *their relationship // Ailuros Unit 23* ; These *are not* separate stories. The following report represents a summary of the incident involving the abandoned microgravity holiday destination, Ailuros Unit Twenty-Three, and the crew of the Salvagers Guild Three ship, The Orca. The report is comprised primarily of the official transcripts of both the aforementioned events on board the unit and my interview with Guild Director, Sarah Walker. The final entry consists of my summarizing thoughts on the case. As is often the case in investigations such as this, in the end, Ailuros itself is as much the key to understanding the events as the people involved are. ircumstances as well as personal choices are important, after all.       Amazon KU


He saved her from certain death. She didn’t count on him being a… nerd. A Tarviisan pit fighter forced to fight for survival her entire life, Zadaenae is sure she’s about to breathe her last when she’s cornered during a breakout. But help comes from an unexpected quarter; an alien with the infamous Warborne Mercenary team. Only her savior isn’t an experienced mercenary, he’s a scientist without a clue about fighting…Wracked with guilt over his injuries saving her, she takes a hire with the Warborne to stick around, even though the last thing she needs is the scarily intelligent, utterly fascinating human finding out her deepest, darkest secret…He nearly died. Then he became something else. Something… not human. Dr. Eric Archer has all the smarts he’s ever needed, but multiple degrees don’t mean anything on the alien mercenary vessel, Sprite. Instead of working in a lab, he’s had a crash course in battlefield tactics, field stripping alien rifles, and shooting just to stay alive and earn his place among the lethal aliens. She’s an alien. And a princess. He needs to up his game to have any chance…When rescuing a beautiful damsel in distress almost kills him, an experimental alien treatment saves his life. And makes him more than human. Makes him something… else. Forced to deal with more new muscles than he knows what to do with, plus hormones and instincts no human has ever encountered before, Eric must navigate his new abilities and prove to alien princess Zadaenae he’s the only man she’ll ever need. But he’s not the only one with eyes on his beautiful alien princess. She’s someone else’s means to an end, and this scientist must use everything at his disposal: new skills and old alike to try and save the woman he loves.

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

Toy soldier is a derogatory term for an elven marine. Battles great and terrible, small and bitter, raged across Known Space as the wars of Elves and Orcs played out their legacy of hatred across the stars themselves. Epics would be written, songs would be sung; but wars are fought by real people with loves and families and homes. All Shaundar Sunfall ever wanted to be was a Star-Pilot. Raised on his father’s ship, he has found an affinity for the stars — although as a mixed-race elf and a bit of troublemaker, he often runs afoul of his commanding officers. Now the orcs have returned to once again wage war on their ancient enemies. The fate of his people is at stake. Although he is too young, Shaundar lies about his age to join up. But he is about to learn that no matter what the sagas say, war is no great adventure. A bit like what would happen if Horatio Hornblower met the Honorverse, met Lord of the Rings, met Game of Thrones, A Few Good Elves is part naval adventure, part high fantasy, part space opera, and part war novel.



VS Note: Happy to see a new one from Regine!

When Serena comes to Trangor to participate in the First Hunt, the last thing she expects is to find herself forced to marry an Ordosian… or be executed. She knows nothing of his people, nothing of him, except that he’s got fangs, scales, and a crazy long tail. Serena only has to play the part of being a wife for six months, and then she’ll be free to leave. But Szaro seems to have other plans. He’s big, intimidating, and definitely not human. Yet, how can she remain indifferent when he does everything to please her? From the moment he lays eyes on Serena, Szaro is fascinated by the delicate human female. Deceptively fragile in appearance, she’s a fearless and skilled hunter. The lingering taste of her scent on his tongue is intoxicating. Claiming her to save her life is no hardship for him. Overcoming their differences and convincing her to stay willingly is a challenge he relishes. But will that prove more than either of them can handle?       Amazon KU

CONSTANCE by Matthew Fitzsimmons

VS Note: Scifi release of note from last week.

In the near future, advances in medicine and quantum computing make human cloning a reality. For the wealthy, cheating death is the ultimate luxury. To anticloning militants, it’s an abomination against nature. For young Constance “Con” D’Arcy, who was gifted her own clone by her late aunt, it’s terrifying. After a routine monthly upload of her consciousness—stored for that inevitable transition—something goes wrong. When Con wakes up in the clinic, it’s eighteen months later. Her recent memories are missing. Her original, she’s told, is dead. If that’s true, what does that make her? The secrets of Con’s disorienting new life are buried deep. So are those of how and why she died. To uncover the truth, Con is retracing the last days she can recall, crossing paths with a detective who’s just as curious. On the run, she needs someone she can trust. Because only one thing has become clear: Con is being marked for murder—all over again.       Amazon KU


About ten years ago, Mung helped capture a pirate killer. Today he found out, she was innocent. Mung’s not the same person he was ten years ago. He’s not taking pirate contracts or drowning his memories in a stranger’s bed. In fact he found a home on the Maw as it’s pilot. Life was good on the Maw. Even though the captain decided to go legit. The latest mission the Maw accepted was to hunt down a pirate queen and destroy her empire. Mung never imagined the hunt would land him on a planet he hated, looking for a pirate killer that took something of his over ten years ago. Worse, he never imagined the beautiful woman he helped imprison as the famous pirate killer was innocent. Time was ticking and Mung had a lot of life altering decisions to make. Choices that would effect him, his crew, and an innocent woman.       Amazon KU


The signs are there. Gangs roaming the streets, the very earth shaking beneath their feet. Ming-fen could tell something was coming to Old Shanghai, but she didn’t know exactly what until the city erupted in fiery rebellion — with her brother caught on the wrong side. With the streets in turmoil, Ming-fen must rely on her fighting skills and a blue-eyed foreign devil to survive the day, and perhaps keep an already broken city from all-out civil war.

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Maren, a voluptuous spitfire, doesn’t trust easily. Her past experiences with men have seen to that. So, she’s keeping her head down and working hard to establish herself as an intergalactic medic. She’s doing her best to ignore the one who watches her from the shadows but he’s impossible to ignore. Not to mention unconventionally sexy. Really, really sexy.      Kraal, a powerful dhevieth warrior, has fought this inconvenient attraction since he set eyes upon the curvy, brown-haired human. He’d force himself to forget her if he didn’t carry so much guilt for what the females had to endure while on the sky island of Bameh. He’ll make it up to her by making sure she’s safe on Nedruinia while she finishes her studies…no matter how many times she tells him to leave. For now, he’ll watch her and try to keep his thoughts of claiming her to himself. Meanwhile, battle lines have been drawn on Bameh. The humans aren’t safe and they’re attracting unwanted attention on Nedruinia as well. After an attempted kidnapping, an injured Kraal finds himself away from the healing core of Bameh too long. He needs Maren’s help if they’re going to survive but she’s going to need to trust him. But she doesn’t trust anyone—not even herself.        Amazon KU


My already turbulent life flips upside down the moment Marek Young appears. Nightmares from a childhood jumping between foster homes edge into sexy dreams of a man in leather pants with a simmering magical touch. As Marek is an important client at the bookstore where I work, I can’t say no when he asks me to dinner. I didn’t expect the pull of desire or the sizzle of familiar energy the first time we touched, but I need more than satisfaction. I need the truth. Yet the truth he offers seems too bizarre to believe…One fated jump through time destroyed Marek Young’s life…I have only one mission—make Skye love me again. Except the aloof bookstore clerk and grad student has no recollection of me. An emergency jump through time left Skye to grow up in this era with no memory of our adventures…or me. Unfortunately, she’s always had a temper, and my time is running out. All I want is to be the man she can fall in love with again.

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VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Also listed in Superheroes. 

Staff Sergeant Murphy Hawkins, USMC, discovers he can teleport himself and others when a routine patrol goes sideways. He saves his team, but his special skills force him into the world of unconventional logistics and Special Operations. Murphy joins the Limitless Logistics team, known to some as the “Pantheon.” Their mission is a strange blend of logistics and combat, but far less combat than he would like. Valerie Hall, recently promoted to the second in command of Limitless Logistics, now has a hot headed, ultra-macho, CrossFit loving Marine to train and they do not get along. She has to ensure he receives the training he needs to survive working with their Spec Ops mission partners while overcoming the administrative and bureaucratic nightmare of running a covert logistics team. What looks like a terror attack on US soil detonates into chaos across the US—and the entire Pantheon must halt a second attack.



Deena Clanless, originally Deena Addington, is a human woman made to order by the Addington family. Because this human family lived far from Earth controlled space, they decided to have a woman specifically designed and shipped out to be a wife and provide the next generation of Addingtons. During her time with the Addington family, she’s treated with extravagant neglect. Given anything she asked for, she finds herself learning to pilot. When she gets the chance to escape an abusive husband and uncaring family, she walks away from the only home she’s ever known. She learns to make her own way in the universe with her skills as a pilot and her own will of iron. Many years later she finds herself surrounded by a species called the Hissa. The strange mix of DNA used to create Decanted human females means she’s biologically breeding compatible with the Hissa, who lost so many of their population to a horrible plague a decade earlier. But she has no intention of sticking around …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)       Amazon KU


Minerva Harris is an interstellar intelligence agent with a foul mouth and no work life balance. She is definitely not looking for a relationship. When her boss sends her to planet Ardun following an anonymous tip about abducted humans forced to participate in the local gladiator games, she uncovers a time travel mystery and a sexy Roman who won’t take no for an answer. If only there weren’t so many reasons why they can’t be together. And isn’t it her job to find a way to send him back home? When Marcus Aquilius Felix wakes up to find himself a captive of the Ardun, a race of human-cat hybrids, he thinks at first he’s been taken by the gods. He certainly can’t believe his luck when he finds his own flesh and blood goddess. If only he could convince her that he’s worth believing in.       Amazon KU

VS Note: The following six stories are not romance but scifi releases of note. Here’s what the blurb says about the Black Stars stories: part of Black Stars, “…a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Each story is a world much like our own.”


By fate and fire, a being four millennia old is reborn in Mali in a short story of contemporary African life and ancient secrets by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Binti trilogy. Issaka has returned home to Timbouctou and a devastating al-Qaeda raid. His only hope for survival is Faro, a stunning, blue-beaded supernatural entity who rises free from the flames of her imprisoning book as it burns. Compelled to follow Faro, Issaka is opening his eyes to their shared history and the ancestral wisdom of his own past.      Amazon KU


African-descended USians are finally obtaining reparations—underwater. Plunge into the action of a visionary future by the award-winning author of Everfair, with narration by LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation). <=VS Note:  Assuming you buy the audiobook! Five miles off the South Carolina coast, Darden and Catherina are getting their promised forty acres, all of it undersea. Like every Black “mer,” they’ve been experimentally modified to adapt to their new subaquatic home—and have met with extreme resistance from white supremacists. Darden has an inspired plan for resolution. For both those on land and the webbed bottom-dwellers below, Darden is hoping to change the wave of the future.       Amazon KU

THE VISIT (BLACK STARS) by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

As a powerful matriarchy reshapes the world, two men—old friends—confront the past and future in a bracing speculative short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah. One night in Lagos, two former friends reunite. Obinna is a dutiful and unsophisticated stay-at-home husband and father married to a powerful businesswoman. Eze is single, a cautious rebel from his university days whose arrival soon upsets the balance in Obinna’s life. In a world where men are constantly under surveillance and subject to the whims of powerful women, more than Obinna’s ordered and accustomed routine might be on the line.       Amazon KU


Accidents happen in the strange realms of the African Union system. One of them sends two humans to the far side of a star gate in a thrilling short story of hope, survival, and new dimensions. Copilots Msizi and Tariro are testing a newly constructed wormhole jump that presumably leads to unsettled habitable worlds. Then an explosion sends them off course, far from where they started and with little chance of ever making it back. Now they’re stranded on their new home for the diaspora. It’s called Malcolm X-b. But they’re beginning to wonder how many light-years from civilization they really are.       Amazon KU

CLAP BACK (BLACK STARS) by Nalo Hopkinson

A past struggle for racial equity could achieve a profound future victory in this audacious short story about technology, hoodoo, and hope by a Nebula Award–winning author. Burri is a fashion designer and icon with a biochemistry background. Her latest pieces are African inspired and crafted to touch the heart. They enable wearers to absorb nanorobotic memories and recount the stories of Black lives and forgiveness. Wenda doesn’t buy it. A protest performance artist, Wenda knows exploitation when she sees it. What she’s going to do with Burri’s breakthrough technology could, in the right hands, change race relations forever.       Amazon KU


Otherworldly interference in real-world New York City? Or delusions? For the answer, follow two loving strangers in an astonishing short story of faith and hope by a World Fantasy Award winner. Grimace is a homeless man on a holy mission to free Black Americans from emotional slavery. His empty soda cans told him as much. Then he meets Kim, a transgender runaway who joins Grimace on his heroic quest. Is Grimace receiving aluminum missives from the gods, or is he a madman? Kim will find out soon enough on a strange journey they’ve been destined to share.

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One teenage Dutch queen whose kingdom is in danger. One talented Javan apprentice with a secret.
Giant metal clockwork insects. What could go wrong? It’s 1897 and muckety-mucks across the kingdom of the Netherlands are under attack from clockworks of destruction. Beset by fear, Mina’s Royal Council encourages her to form a close alliance with Britain or Germany. But Mina is no fool. She knows that Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm are not looking for new friends. They’ll take her Kingdom and run with it if given the chance. Bakianto of Java hasn’t the luxury of throwing away any opportunity. When offered an apprenticeship—in clockworks of purpose, not destruction, of course– at Noordeinde Palace, he takes it. It’s not that he needs the training—his clockwork skills are second to none. He could use a roof overhead while he tracks down a stranger from his past. Say what you will of the palace toffs: they suit his purpose. Here’s the thing: a girl –okay Queen, but still a girl—like Mina and boy like Kian should have nothing in common, but when they cross paths, they find they have a spark that neither can deny. Clockwork attacks are becoming more frequent and time is running out. She has to find a way to save her kingdom. He must discover the answer to the secret that haunts him. Will they figure it out before it’s too late?       Amazon KU

FERAL CREATURES by Kira Jane Buxton

VS Note: Not a romance but who can resist a crow hero, a dog sidekick, and dystopian goings-on?

Once upon an apocalypse, there lived an obscenely handsome American crow named S.T. . . .When the world last checked-in with its favorite Cheeto addict, the planet had been overrun by flesh-hungry beasts, and nature had started re-claiming her territory from humankind. S.T., the intrepid crow, alongside his bloodhound-bestie Dennis, had set about saving pets that had become trapped in their homes after humanity went the way of the dodo. That is, dear reader, until S.T. stumbled upon something so rare—and so precious—that he vowed to do everything in his power to safeguard what could, quite literally, be humanity’s last hope for survival. But in a wild world plagued by prejudiced animals, feather-raising environments, new threats so terrifying they make zombies look like baby bunnies, and a horrendous dearth of cheesy snacks, what’s a crow to do? Why, wing it on another big-hearted, death-defying adventure, that’s what! Joined by a fabulous new cast of animal characters, S.T. faces many new challenges plus his biggest one yet: parenthood.

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VS Note: I one clicked this, sounded good. Not a romance.

In a world ravaged by radiation, the last colony has gone to extreme measures to ensure successful human reproduction, but is it worth the cost? Annabelle lives in the last colony of people on Earth and is considered an old maid at age 22. In fact, she only has three more years before the Colony denies her motherhood. She doesn’t worry about this fact because she works for the Parenthood Association which grants permission to worthy couples petitioning for parenthood. She figures when she finds the right man, she’ll easily attain permission and the status perks that come with parenthood. She loves her life, and the Colony, until the day her grandmother dies and leaves her a key that unlocks a secret. Shaken by her grandmother’s final words, she begins to doubt everything. Her trust in the Colony is further tested when she embarks on a mission to the ruins of Seattle. She begins a new quest for answers even though she fears what she might find.      Amazon KU

SALEM SWITCH by Jessica Lucci

Professor Tess Alset is transported back in time 200 years to 1690 in Salem, Massachusetts, where magic and evil lurk. She and her clones are accused of witchcraft and must devise a way to flee back to their own time before they are murdered in the Salem Witch Trials. Things get more complicated when a beautiful woman befriends the small group of allies, but she is much more than she appears to be. The nearby tribe of Native Americans offer their help just as the powerful reverend leads the charge in spiritual, physical, and paranormal battle. What risks will Tess take in order to achieve fame, love, and prominence? Is her life worth the glory attached to death? Only time will tell.


FIREDRAKE by J Scott Coatsworth

A handwritten note. A handful of lavender roses. And memories cracked like shattered glass. Kerry has had a bad day, and he’s sick of his life in Arco Four. Nothing ever changes, even for a firedrake. Days and nights pass with a quiet air of desperation, as everyone tries to convince themselves their lives in the superscraper have meaning. A strange scribbled note offers him a distraction—and maybe a chance to finally unlock his broken memories. But to find out, he’ll to go Outside. No one ever goes Outside. Still, what does he have to lose?

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VS Note: A re-release.

When Rajasthan refuses to remit its taxes, the Queen calls on her most lethal and seductive secret agent, Cecily Harrowsmith. Cecily expects to have little difficulty persuading the rebellious Rajah to submit once more to the Empire. Instead, she is the one forced to submit – to endure unprecedented extremes of pleasure and pain. Kidnapped by the ruler’s half-brother Pratan and delivered into the hands of the handsome but depraved Rajah Amir, she soon finds herself fighting against her own lascivious nature as much as the schemes of her captors. Her sympathy for the moon-cursed wolf-man Pratan only complicates her situation. Cecily has never failed to complete an assignment, but now she risks betrayal by both her body and her heart.

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VS Note: From AUG 14. Not listed as a romance although sounds like there are romantic elements.

What if past lives are actually real? What if each of us has lived multiple lives throughout the span of history? And what if, instead of just remembering those past lives, you could go back in time to live them all again? Claire Blackwood’s life is in ruins. Her daughter is dead—killed by corporate greed and indifference—and her husband is in prison. And now, she’s been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. The only hope Claire has left is a crazy idea from her husband about reliving past lives and trying to change the future. But in life—past or present—nothing ever goes as planned. Malcolm Foster wants to die. Once a famous author and lecturer, his worsening disease has left him wheelchair bound and helpless. When two government agents arrive at his estate, bringing with them long-buried memories …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)         Amazon KU


I ordered 3 copies to check the quality, which was fine.

VS: Special Item. In response to requests from readers I’m putting the Badari Warriors series into paperback. It’s going to be a slow process for various reasons – sorry! But here’s book one, AYDARR! The paperbacks are only available from Amazon.


Jill Garrison, a maintenance tech at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown stranded in the middle of a forest on an unknown world. There’s no time to think as she’s stalked by carnivorous predators and rescued by genetically engineered warriors calling themselves the Badari. Turns out they and she, along with her whole colony, are now prisoners of the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.     Aydarr, the Badari alpha, isn’t sure he can trust Jill but his attraction to her is undeniable. He impulsively claims her as his mate to prevent her death at the hands of the Khagrish. Can he continue to protect her from the experiments already underway? Will his claiming her put his pack in jeopardy from their alien masters?As Jill searches for a way to rescue her fellow humans and get them all to safety, she finds herself falling for Aydarr, despite the secrets he’s keeping. She has a few of her own.The situation becomes dire when Aydarr and his pack are sent offplanet on a mission, leaving Jill unprotected, prey for the senior scientist. Can she escape the experiments he has in mind for her? Will she be able to thwart the Khagrish plans and liberate humans and Badari alike? How will she and Aydarr reunite?



VS Note: Always thrilled to have a new SFR by her! One clicked of course LOL.

King Gayel Solann-Eon is dedicated to his people and empire. His father was a hard man and a rigid king, but Gayel is doing things his own way. That includes working with his allies to defeat the ravenous insectoid Kantos. To strengthen the alliance with Earth, he’ll put his own wants and needs aside and take a Terran bride. But as the group of bridal candidates arrive on the Eon homeworld, he’s shocked by a stunning attraction to the Space Corps officer in charge of their security.
Captain Alea Rodriguez has worked hard to escape her awful childhood and make something of herself. Space Corps is her family and her work is her life. Escorting a group of women to an alien planet so a king can pick a bride has left her feeling like she’s on a reality television show. But she takes her job seriously and will keep them safe. What she never expected was her own powerful reaction to the alien warrior king. Stealth attacks by the Kantos make it clear that no one is safe. Alea is sure that the aliens want to assassinate Gayel, and she’ll do anything to protect him, even as she fights to safeguard her heart. But Gayel is a king and a warrior, and as the two of them fight side by side, he will also convince Alea to risk everything: for their people, for their hearts, and for a bond that won’t be denied. The thrilling conclusion to the Eon Warriors series.       Amazon KU


Trapped in her body, she is given a chance at a new life as a caretaker, but guarding horny superheroes loses its appeal quickly. Beatrix’s world has been shrinking as her body slowly locks up into immobility and constant pain. A strange woman arrives at her door and offers her a chance for a body without pain and the form she had in her early twenties. The price of this miracle? Just her life and moving to an alien world as caretaker for a group of superheroes. The charm of the men wore thin fast, and she put her foot down after she overheard some hurtful remarks. She activated her one caveat from the contract, her right of refusal. Bea quit. She ends up with the avatar, pregnant, friendless, and alone on a world where everyone but her has scales and a forked tongue. The one refrain in her mind is simple… she should have read the contract. Resetting a life twice is hard enough, but doing it as the only one of her kind on an entire world is definitely trickier than she had imagined. At least she could dance now.



Being a citizen on United Earth doesn’t guarantee a life one wants. For Lori Straford, born into the lowest caste of citizens—the pleasure arts strata of their society—it is an inescapable fate which she can only hope to better by enlisting as a spa attendant and masseuse on one of the luxury world colonies under the purview of Darvel Exploration Corporation. When she is talked into working on one of their mining planets for a year with the promise of a hefty bonus and to be transferred to her choice planet after more non-gratas can be sent over, it is too good of an opportunity to pass up. It will be tiring work but as long as she plays everything by the book then she will have everything she has ever dreamed of. Until everything goes wrong. Strange predators on the loose around the colony stationed on an inhospitable world is bad enough, but when a mining accident leaves Lori buried deep within the mines, she is vulnerable to the very real dangers that surround her in a hidden world. Her will to live is challenged and her ambitions tested when a monster of the depths takes her to be his and makes her question everything that she thought she knew and wanted. Slengral is a hunter, an unmated male forced to live a solo existence in the cave systems of the Algatha, separate from the female-ruled civilization of the shinara, he refused to submit to the females of his species as a breeding partner, unwilling to settle for less than a mate. When a wingless and tail-less alien female enters his territory, he doesn’t hesitate to lay claim on her. He cannot protect her himself, however. Enlisting two rejected solitary males, Daskh and Kehtal, to aid in her care, they must learn to live a life different than they have ever known and risk losing it all when the human colony takes back the female that means more to them than life itself.          Amazon KU


Neanderthals return to Earth, this time as modified Neander Beasts, ready to mate with humans and take back the planet. Chloe may be fighting a mysterious illness, but as a single mom on the harsh planet of Earth, she has no choice but to put her head down and keep going for the sake of her son. She definitely doesn’t have the energy to think about the man she gave her heart to all those years ago. You know, the same man who left her pregnant and alone. The leader of the second team of Neander Beasts sent to repopulate Earth, Royz has more than his official mission in mind. He vows to find Chloe and make sure she’s okay. Despite his vow to save his people, he’ll soon have to decide between his heart and his mission.        Amazon KU



When you work undercover for an organisation like The Covenant to protect humanity from the apocalypse, you follow orders. And that includes marrying a sinfully sexy fallen angel called Lock, who also happens to be a King of Hell. The weird thing is, Lock seems familiar to me, and he acts like we’re meant to be together. He’s also convinced The Covenant aren’t who they say they are. But can I trust a fallen angel with my life or this dangerous, seductive pull between us? Especially when it feels like he’s hiding something . . .But marrying Lock will ensure my protection when we descend into Hell to put a stop to a heist inside The Inferno. And I’ll need all the protection I can get, because it turns out a human marrying a fallen angel is a big no-no. So now it’s not just demons after us, but angels, too. Will I be able to protect humanity—and my heart—during our journey to hell and back?

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Forest Heights was supposed to be a fresh start where I could put the past behind me. But when my ex-husband pays me an unexpected visit, my peaceful existence is torn to shreds. If a restraining order won’t keep him away, I don’t know what will. My ex isn’t my only problem. Hutch, a bear shifter with a playboy streak, has made it his personal project to keep me safe. He thinks I need his protection, and he won’t take his eyes off me. But I’m used to taking care of myself. It doesn’t matter how sexy Hutch’s simmering hot gaze is or how convinced he is that we’re meant to be together—I’m done with men. Except my ex-husband isn’t done with me yet. He’s using someone close to me to watch my every move, and he won’t stop until he destroys me. And whether I like it or not, Hutch will do anything to help me, including mending my damaged heart.       Amazon KU


Guess who just discovered her Phoenix lineage? I’d rather go back to just being cursed. Hot flashes have nothing on bursting into flames…Imps are taking over Cottlehill Wilds, wreaking havoc at every turn. Chasing them around my store with unreliable magic, while not alerting the mundies, is harder than raising twins. To make matters worse, the target on my back has never been bigger since I killed the demon our resident psychopath summoned. Car bombs and ambush hoards? Someone really wants me out of the picture. And wouldn’t you know that Fate has decided to mess with whatever is developing between me and Thanos just as I finally decided to open up to him. Bad news for all the haters: it’s going to take more than a car bomb, a trip to the Underworld, and a dip in the River Lethe to get under my lightly wrinkled skin. With a top-of-the-line moisturizer and a fully charged fire extinguisher, I’ve got this too.      Amazon KU

ROYAL PRIDE by Various

Each page of this anthology offers enchanting tales of transformation and seduction from royal prides to foxy thieves. Lions, tigers, dragons, gargoyles, werewolves, mermaids, and more inhabit each magical story. Fall in love with a shapeshifter in this limited edition collection of shifter romances brought to you by thirteen New York Times, USA Today, and international bestsellers, as well as hot new authors!

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Harper Harlow is ready to move forward with her business, which just so happens to include taking ownership of the beleaguered Whisper Cove Cemetery. She and her partner Zander Pritchett have big plans … until the day they close on the property and discover a body on one of the well-worn pathways. Cassie Clifton is recently divorced, a devoted runner, and an individual with a lot of secrets. She was estranged from her parents before her death and apparently desperate to get out of town. Why, though? Harper is determined to figure answers, no matter how hard she has to dig.
Harper’s husband Jared Monroe is on the case but the proximity of death to his new wife has him spinning. It was supposed to be a fun business endeavor, a way for Harper to continue running her cemetery tours without oversight. It’s turned into so much more. Harper and Jared join together, and when they uncover ties between Cassie and one of their closest friends, they’re thrown for a loop. Have they embedded themselves with a killer? It’s a race to the finish to find Cassie’s murderer and bolster Harper’s new business in the process. It’s going to take everything they have – every member of their motley crew of friends working together – to cross the finish line safely. Death is stalking Whisper Cove again. Will they all survive to see another day?       Amazon KU


With Lucifer wanting revenge and the elves desperate to hold onto their power, a battle is inevitable. The question is, which side will Reagan choose? The elves have treated her and her friends badly. Lucifer held her captive. Will she claim revenge…or will she seek to help balance the worlds? Is that even possible? Regardless, she’s not one to back away from trouble. As the worlds heat up and fates are realized, Regan’s future is anything but decided.        Amazon KU     


An unwilling swan maiden. A deadly plague. Can a mother’s love defeat death? For Swanhild and Raphael, life is perfect. Betrothed and about to be married, their future should hold only happiness.
Until the plague arrives. Swanhild’s mother transforms her into a swan, hoping to help her survive the plague. Instead, Swanhild finds herself in more danger than ever. Can she survive the intrigues of the royal court and be reunited with Raphael?



Not even the gods can save us. Two of my men have been captured. The rest of us are barely holding on. We’re wanted, and our army stands no chance against the swarm of mind-controlled pawns. Failure is not an option. Abandoning my husbands is not an option. But the longer we take to plan, the closer we get to losing them. Even worse, our companion gods are no help. Horus can’t see them. Freyja can’t heal them. And Hades can only tell me they’re not dead yet. We have everything to lose, and no options left. Jandro, Gunner, and I must do this ourselves. The Sha will answer for taking my men from me. For driving us from our home. For killing and torturing those I’ve claimed as family. And I will be merciless.      Amazon KU


Danica Waterhouse is a fully modern witch—daughter, granddaughter, cousin, and co-owner of the Fix-It Witches, a magical tech repair shop. After a messy breakup that included way too much family “feedback,” Danica made a pact with her cousin: they’ll keep their hearts protected and have fun, without involving any of the overly opinionated Waterhouse matriarchs. Danica is more than a little exhausted navigating a long-standing family feud where Gram thinks the only good mundane is a dead one and Danica’s mother weaves floral crowns for anyone who crosses her path.      Three blocks down from the Fix-It Witches, Titus Winnaker, owner of Sugar Daddy’s bakery, has family trouble of his own. After a tragic loss, all he’s got left is his sister, the bakery, and a lifetime of terrible luck in love. Sure, business is sweet, but he can’t seem to shake the romantic curse that’s left him past thirty and still a virgin. He’s decided he’s doomed to be forever alone. Until he meets Danica Waterhouse. The sparks are instant, their attraction irresistible. For him, she’s the one. To her, he’s a firebomb thrown in the middle of a family war. Can a modern witch find love with an old-fashioned mundane who refuses to settle for anything less than forever?

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With knowledge of magic becoming more widespread in London, magicians find themselves highly sought after. Consumers want to buy their wares and so seek out magicians among their acquaintance. India’s rare magic is in demand from Matt’s family, the Collector’s Club, and other magicians who want her to extend their magic. But it’s wise to be wary of the attention. When the wool magician who helped India create a flying carpet spell disappears, his wife is worried for his life. India and Matt are worried for the country. If the person who stole the spell also kidnapped the wool magician, they could use flying carpets as vehicles of war. The closer they get to finding him, the more they realize they can’t trust anyone, not even the government. When it’s revealed that England’s spy master has plans for India’s talents, she refuses to cooperate. But Matt knows it’s not as simple as refusing. Every decision has a repercussion. And repercussions can be deadly.

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La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide. This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World—and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier. Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something—her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave. When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou—a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history—Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent—and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.

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VS note: A re-release.

Agent Pan has spent most of his adult life protecting shapeshifters from the Knights—an organization bent on their annihilation—and keeping the secret war in the shadows where it belongs. But the Knights are growing bolder, and a new threat has resurfaced after being buried in the ocean for centuries. An ancient scroll, a key to a devastating weapon, is now in the hands of a recalcitrant Russian hawk shifter named Viktor. As a bird shifter, he knows his duty is to protect the scroll, but he wants nothing to do with the war. He leads a quiet life and wants to keep it that way. But when agents come knocking on his door, he finds it difficult to resist the charms of Agent Pan, especially since this isn’t their first meeting. Three years earlier they spent a passionate weekend together, neither aware of the other’s true identity. Viktor never really got over Pan. Now with sexual tension at its peak, they must learn to trust each other and work as a team to protect not only their loved ones, but every shifter in the world.

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Scout Randall knows what she is, more than a witch, more powerful than she ever thought imaginable. She’s only hit the tip of the iceberg on what she can do. Now she has to grapple with another problem. When her former partner Evan was believed dead in a vampire attack, she blamed herself, mourned, and tried to move on. Now he’s back, and he’s more than anybody ever imagined, too. Unfortunately, nobody can find him. When news reaches Scout that there’s been a potential vampire attack in neighboring Hemlock Cove, she packs her bags and hits the parnormal tourist destination with her boyfriend Gunner as backup. She’s not prepared for what she finds, including a gaggle of witches who like to cause trouble wherever they go. Evan is there, lurking in the shadows and struggling with an identity he didn’t ask for, but death is stalking the town from multiple directions. Murder, mayhem, and monsters are afoot and Scout is determined to get to the bottom of it all … even if her life is in danger in the process. The baddest motorcycle gang in the Midwest is about to meet the Winchester witches. The world will never be the same.      Amazon KU


Doug Kronnig, university professor, has taken three of his relatives to the emergency room in a week. His father, brother-in-law, and sister have all had nasty accidents which could have resulted in much worse results than they did. Now the FBI is investigating but not the normal FBI, the paranormal unit. Harper Stanley and her partner Devin Jacobsen with the FBI paranormal unit know they’ll have another victim of the stalker at Halloween. The stalker starts ten days before Halloween and tortures a family. The man has cheated and his family pays the price until Halloween. By Halloween, the victim dies by the will of the entity they’ve chased for seven years. This year they discover the targeted victim. Doug Kronnig doesn’t quite fit the profile. He’s not in a relationship nor has he cheated but for some reason, the stalker has targeted him. In a short span of time, Harper finds herself drawn to this funny, quiet man. Can she stop the stalker or will Doug end up as another victim Harper couldn’t save?       Amazon KU


Since its debut in 1993, the movie Hocus Pocus has achieved cult-classic fame, with both children and adults as a loyal fanbase. Fans fall in love with the delightful, demonic and diva-esque Sanderson Sisters and the sleepy New England town they torment. Now you can conjure up your own spooky treats and bewitching drinks to celebrate Halloween, whether you’re attending a surprise rave in town, or just spending “a quiet evening at home.” The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is filled with over 60 recipes for fare inspired by everyone’s favorite witches and their spells, potions, and schemes. It is the ultimate must-have for fans of all ages—but don’t worry, no children were harmed in the test of these recipes. Inside you’ll find frightfully delicious recipes for: Burning Rain of Death Punch – William’s Wormy Grave Tombstone Cake – Dead Man’s Toes Sausage Appetizers – Baked Witch Casserole – “Way to Go, Virgin” mocktails – And much more!

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For over a century, Kita has paid for his sins in innocence and blood. The sin of being born, for daring to exist, and for polluting the fae race with his tainted, mixed heritage. Half fae and half human, he is an abomination belonging to neither race, yet caught in the midst of their feuding. After winning his freedom from a lifetime of slavery to the fae, a ghost from his past has come to pull him back into the depths of hell. And this time, there will be no escape. To the world, Jacen McKenna is a gang leader, arms and drug trafficker, slaver. Labels he wears proudly to cover his true intentions. He is a warrior among his kind, dealing justice to his enemies and mercy to those without hope. He’d thought getting thrown into Babylon, a prison notorious for its inescapability, was the ultimate low point in his life. He was wrong. From the second he laid eyes on Kita, he knew fate wasn’t done screwing him over. Beautiful, wild, and defiant, Kita brought out every protective instinct he possessed; ravaged him with emotions he never thought himself capable of. He tried to keep his distance, but fate, yet again, had other plans. Caught in an impossible situation, they both have to learn to trust each other. But trust was a precious commodity in a world that had turned its back on them. Together, they must fight if they want to survive the war brewing in their midst.

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In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name. For the past six years, a deadly secret has kept her in hiding, running from town to town, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster—the sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she travels, his servants never fail to track her down…but even the most powerful men can be defeated. Ryia’s path now leads directly into the heart of the Guildmaster’s stronghold, and against every instinct she has, it’s not a path she can walk alone. Forced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers, and thieves, Ryia must plan her next moves very carefully. If she succeeds, her freedom is won once and for all…but unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are nearly as selfish as she is, and they all have plans of their own.

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Mia’s biggest nightmare is about to manifest—her mother is coming to town with her husband du jour in tow. Never mind the sorry state of the garden, the hormonal inches insulating Mia’s waist, or the Orca-sized cat that likes to rest her girth on Mia’s head in the middle of the night when she’s too tired to object. Mia has a new job to show off and a blossoming romance with a man guaranteed to win her mother’s stamp of approval—not that Mia cares what her mother thinks. She’s a middle-aged woman with her own life and… Okay, she totally cares. When a resident is killed in the middle of a parade, the whole town of Newberry is abuzz and Mia’s mother is aghast when Jurgen is accused of the heinous crime. Mia’s plan to stay both ‘normal’ and out of police business falls apart faster than a Jenga tower built by drunk people. Can Mia learn to march to the beat of her own drum and embrace her abilities in time to catch the killer or will the parade of horribles claim yet another victim?       Amazon KU


An enemy princess. A cursed prince. A kiss of flame. When artifact-hunting princess Brielle discovers a rune stone, she unwittingly calls forth a wild dragon bent on destruction. She’s ready to slay the beast up until the moment he shifts into a gorgeous man with tortured eyes. Dorin has no idea what he did wrong, but there is no doubt he is cursed. For the last month every morning he wakes covered in blood with no memory of the night. He fears the worst… And now he’s trapped. Brielle has until dawn to get Dorin out of her father’s castle, or heads will roll. Can she outsmart her father’s assassins and save the cursed prince? Or will their forbidden love burn them both to the ground?

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It was supposed to be a fun getaway with my best friend, until I ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere Montana. There I was, freezing to death, when three men came to my rescue and thawed the icicles around my heart. There’s one little problem: they aren’t human. When my own haunted past comes calling, they stand by my side and protect me. But can I overcome my own demons and accept I have mates? Or will my own fears cripple me?       Amazon KU

WOLF CLAIMED by Kaylin Peyerk

We grew up alongside each other since early childhood, always picking on one another and never in a playful way. Jax, Dane, and Talon are known for it. Their cruelty to others, an air of confidence and self-importance and, of course, never claiming responsibility for any of it. Our pack elders hope that I can tame them with a mating bond but I’m not so sure anyone is capable of such a thing, and if they are, I’d prefer it not be me. Despite me having voiced those feelings over and over again, I still end up walking down the aisle on our wedding night with them waiting pompously at the other end.
Life in the palace continues with none of the royals knowing that we never completed the bonding, nor the claiming bite. And while we try to get along, it never feels right. Always forced, never comfortable. And it only becomes more complicated when the queen’s brother, the next king of The North, comes for their yearly summit, bringing along his entire court. Meeting them, one by one, reveals not only bone rattling secrets I’ve been keeping from myself, but also the truth about my feelings. I never wanted to mate with the princes of The Isle, but I do want to get closer to the ever aloof, ever charming, crown prince of The North. Little did I know, those feelings would be a catalyst for something much grander than me.        Amazon KU


Annika Sharp has two goals in life. She needs to take back her family business from her evil stepfather, and she has to protect her beloved family home. When the sexy Banks Amana gets all roped into her plans, Annika knows she’s in trouble… Then she witnesses a murder, redefining what trouble means. Banks Amana, an alpha wolf shifter, runs his family’s multiple business ventures. He likes order and quiet. He doesn’t need to plan for the future. No mate or kids will mess up his peaceful existence. A chance meeting with his mate turns his world upside down, again and again, until he has to make a choice: Annika or peace. Thrown together by circumstances, Annika and Banks want two very different lives. Will they realize they need each other? Or will the fated mates let their differences tear them apart?       Amazon KU

THE NATURE OF MIDDLE-EARTH by J R R Tolkien, Carl F Hostetter – Editor

It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954–5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973. For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation. From sweeping themes as profound as Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards! This new collection, which has been edited by Carl F. Hostetter, one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, is a veritable treasure-trove offering readers a chance to peer over Professor Tolkien’s shoulder at the very moment of discovery: and on every page, Middle-earth is once again brought to extraordinary life.

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The Valley of the Kings lay undisturbed for thousands of years before modern archaeologists explored Egypt’s mysteries. They found one in KV56. Who is buried here? Could this be the tomb of a child of Seti II and Twosret? Twosret herself? No one knows. Alexandra Griffin is going to find out — not because Stephen Roosevelt (her mentor and lover) is leading a dig to explore further. He’s betrayed her by cheating on her with another woman. In an argument, he shoves her through a rift in time — to the day when Twosret buries her husband and begins plotting to take the throne from her stepson Siptah! Sparks fly between Alex and Siptah – they are immediately drawn to each other. But Twosret will stop at nothing to rule Egypt. Will Alex be able to return to her own time? Or will Twosret kill her in this one?       Amazon KU


Mitzy Moon loves her new home town. But when history comes calling, she’s tempted by distant memories and forced to reconsider. Now her sudden disappearance could be an impromptu road trip… or something more sinister. Mitzy seems to have fallen off the map, but her boyfriend, the handsome sheriff, continues to receive playful texts from the absentee heiress. Meanwhile, her entitled feline, Ghost-ma, and a powerful alchemist suspect foul play. Mitzy’s captor may have control of her phone, but he’s underestimated his prey. Can Mitzy outsmart her jailer, or will her story be laid to rest?       Amazon KU


There was a moment where everything was perfect. All my men were with me, and safe. The threats against us were no more. The future was right there, waiting for us to dive in together. But perfection never lasts—we were fools to think it would. Forced into hiding by the twisted manipulations of those who were supposed to be our leaders, Van and Tobias had no choice but to leave. Marco, Angus, and I are stuck: If we leave we look guilty, if we stay the risk to us grows daily. But leaving really isn’t an option. Someone must stop the new rulers of the Society of Ancient Magic from remaking the Vessel that took so many innocent lives. Not all members of the Society are pleased with the new direction they are heading. A small, secret group of allies has emerged, determined to stop their horrific history from repeating. The resistance might be our one chance to finally put an end to the madness. That’s assuming we survive the violent mobs who have taken over campus, the increasingly suspicious police presence, and the nightly wolf hunts that harken back to the dark ages.

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Two people find themselves in a quandary: Aderri, a powerful dragon shifter with some light defensive magic, and Ellys, a half-elven swordswoman for hire, one of the best across the six nations. When Aderri gets news that she must come home for the naming ceremony of a new hatchling, she’s forced to hire Ellys and her telepathic steed, Roccotári, to see her safely there. Of course, things are never as simple as they seem. Not only do they have to traverse the land between two kingdoms on the brink of war, but Aderri’s Clan expects her to return with a romantic interest. So, for the added promise of triple Ellys’s normal fee, the half-elf agrees to pretend to be Aderri’s suitor. Ellys and Aderri have to convince a Clan full of magical mixed-shifters for a week that creatures of differing elements can burn with the flames of love, without actually lying. A situation made even more difficult by a matchmaking mare, steamy baths, and an innkeeper with mischief on the mind.
Caught between the weight of the past and expectations of the future, they must find their true destiny within the heat of fire.

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THE BONES OF RUIN by Sarah Raughley

As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…​She cannot die. Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives…and who doesn’t. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is. If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.

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Grik the goblin spends his days as a janitor cleaning the Metropolitan Dance Hall, drawn to the Elvish world and tired of the darkness of his underground home. He secretly pines for the ballet company’s lead dancer, Rosanna, but his own ugliness and shyness stand in the way of confessing his love. When a handsome soldier named Paul appears on the scene to make a bid for Rosanna’s affections, Grik’s jealousy bubbles over and he commits the unthinkable, plunging all of them into the river and down into the depths of the earth. Determined to redeem himself, Grik leads Rosanna and Paul through the place he calls home: but even a goblin can’t be prepared for everything that is found underground. Trapped in the dark, nightmares both within and without rise to the surface, threatening to destroy them all.       Amazon KU


Is death too great a risk when the reward is freedom? Dáire Malone has been undead for over 200 years when he is summoned to the home of a would-be queen, a vampiress who possesses an unnatural potency. She declares that Malone will not leave without giving her a pledge of loyalty.
He’s been held in thrall before and would rather face his final death than let another have power over him. Thomas Clifton is a pirate, or rather, a privateer. He too is summoned to the vampiress’s home and commanded to pledge his fealty to her. Clifton’s allegiance lies only with the man he sees in the mirror, and his first impulse is to run. But Dáire Malone’s aura of mystery and his melancholy beauty appeal to Clifton, and Malone won’t leave until they destroy the source of the vampiress’s magic. Caught between opposing impulses, Clifton must choose. Leave, and lose Malone, or stay and risk his freedom…and his life.

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Ever had that feeling—when you’re completely alone—that you’re being watched? I envy you. I see the watcher in an empty room, and I firmly believe ignorance would be bliss. Nilla Hayes has a problem. It isn’t the pretty werewolf she shouldn’t be attracted to. It isn’t that her best friend is trying to set her up, either. There are things going bump in the night and they all start with a wicked witch. Things would be a lot easier if Nilla could just turn a blind eye, but not all witches are bad. Now it’s war—and no one is safe when witches duel with magic.                   Amazon KU


VS Note: From AUG 23

When bodies start popping up in Golden Hope, Storm Bancroft has a feeling something is wrong. Sure, they’ve been labelled accidents, but a witch has her intuition, and Storm trusts hers. Getting the Witches Murder Club back together, the group begins to investigate and quickly finds that Storm is probably right. These aren’t accidents. They’re murders. With no chance of getting any help from the police, Storm and her friends set about investigating on their own. But Storm has other questions that need answering. Questions about her past. And as she spends more time with Logan, she starts wondering about her future, too. The killer, however, has plans that involve Storm not having a future at all. Will the Witches Murder Club bring another murderer to justice before Storm becomes the next to fall victim to an “accident”?    Amazon KU 

HALOS by Amber Lambda

VS Note: From August 21.

Daydreamer Faye Wallace believes her recurring dreams of flying ships have a purpose beyond fantasy. And when Icarus—her swoon-worthy dream boy—knocks on the door, reality is swept away with her heart. Charged with saving the sky world of Halos from a destiny of prophesied doom, Faye embarks on a journey to relive her whimsical visions. Except for one problem: nothing about Halos matches what she remembers. Including Icarus. Faye must sift truth from imagination and become the girl who saves her dreams—before they create a nightmare she can’t return from.    Amazon KU


As a siren, Mike has a voice to sway a human heart. But he is a lawyer first, and when he meets a cute librarian, it’s Mike who is being swayed. Before the siren knows it, a chance meeting is turning into passionate love. Corvin loves books and is passionate about being a librarian. When a tall, dark, and extremely handsome lawyer walks into his life, he is over the moon and in love. Yes, Mike likes humming and singing, and Mike’s boss is a little odd, but Corvin knows Mike loves him, and that is all that counts. Mike has been keeping his siren nature a secret from Corvin, and with each passing day, with each step they take toward each other, telling the human he loves what Mike truly is becomes more difficult for Mike. Yet, when they are about to leave the city and take a beach vacation so Mike can work up the nerve to tell Corvin, a jealous necromancer ex shows up and tells Mike he wants him back. Now, Corvin needs to know what Mike really is. All Mike can do is hope that their love will be enough to make Corvin accept him as worlds and desires clash.

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VS Note: A re-release but I only see it in the German edition previously so…appears to be a four book series, with book 5 coming later this year.

Jenna Campbell has always put her career first. So she’s eager to let her hair down at a weekend getaway with three girlfriends in the Scottish Highlands. Until she almost runs down a hunky American doctor in a kilt… and tingles when his skilled hands check her body for injuries. Heart still fluttering from the gorgeous man’s attention, Jenna is stunned again when one of her friends reveals herself as the gatekeeper of a time travel portal. And though she keeps her growing desire for the sexy stranger a secret, she can’t help feeling he’s somehow linked to her pal’s shocking revelation.
Will Jenna’s plunge into a magical mystery lead her to an unexpected happily ever after?

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Did you know human attacks account for a staggering 100 percent of premature deaths for witches, swamp monsters, cyborgs, and other supernatural, mutant, and exceptionally large beings? The past millennia or so has seen not only an uptick in human attacks, but also increasingly indiscriminate victim selection. It is understandable to feel overwhelmed. From renowned preternaturalist K. E. Flann, How to Survive a Human Attack provides critical information at a critical time with chapters specifically tailored to their target audience, including: ·  A Zombie’s Guide to Filling the Emptiness and Moving Forward – First-Time Haunter’s Guide for Ghosts, Spirits, Poltergeists, Specters, and Wraiths –  Self-Training 101 for Werewolves: Sit, Don’t Speak, Stay Alive! – What’s Happening to My Body?: Radioactive Mutants and the Safety of the Nuclear Family

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VS Note: Both are re-releases.

Marcus’ werewolf pack faces a deadly vampire hell-bent on revenge. And then there’s the dragons…Dark Reign: Marcus has spent most of his life saving his fellow weres from his ex-lover, vampire Dalton Gray, but after one of his Enforcers slaughter Gray’s guards they’re headed for war. His allies are few in number until unexpected help arrives — but that brings a whole new set of problems, including an injured child. And inside knowledge of Gray’s operations. Meting out justice to the vampires who attacked his lover is easy for Daniel. Dealing with the fallout from hidden truths coming to light? That’s the hard part. Clutch Wars: As the last female dragon shifter, Tia’s the only hope for her species’ survival. That means mating, which wouldn’t be problem—if she wanted to be a queen. She doesn’t. Meanwhile, the Navarro clan is headed for war with a demon force hellbent on wiping them out. Demons don’t play fair, and they force Mason to make hard choices. When the clan is surprised by an ambush, Korin seeks revenge. But what price is he willing to pay?

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TIDES OF MUTINY by Rebecca Rode

In a world where female sailors are executed, sixteen-year-old Lane’s dream of being a ship’s captain seems impossible. Sea life is all she knows, and she wouldn’t give it up for anything, even if it means she has to hide as a captain’s boy to avoid being killed. But Lane’s carefully constructed world begins to crumble when an old pirate enemy comes after her father. And she begins hearing rumors that her father was once a pirate as well. Lane doesn’t want to believe her father could have a dark past, but she can’t help questioning everything she’s known. After all, Lane’s life at sea is built on lies—why couldn’t her father’s be, too? Then a mysterious prince shows up, and Lane finds her very survival tied to a boy who could destroy everything. With pirates, betrayal, and death threatening Lane and those she loves, she must now decide between the future she always expected and a prince with an unknown agenda who she finds herself falling for. Lane must either protect herself and find a way to live her dream, or risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence.
Maybe there’s a third option. After all, she’s never played by the rules before. Why start now?

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TRUTH TO LIGHT by Eddie Newton

Sofía Hernandez has been looking for her truth all her life. She was adopted as a baby and never knew her birth parents. She was assigned male, and that wasn’t the truth either. So when she gets a phone call from someone offering to clear up the mysteries in her life, she starts on an adventure that leads to revelations she can hardly believe are true. Sofía’s birth sister reaches out and reveals a world full of greater mysteries than Sofía ever could have imagined. A secret organization called the Illuminati created a universal lie about the population of Earth, concealing the true nature of the world. The Illuminati hides the real Wider World behind a magical glamour, concealing the existence of ghosts, aliens, monsters, angels, demons, and more. Truth to Light is a novel that explores what it means to be true to yourself and what truth can mean to different people. Sofia is a transgender woman who must deal with changes both within and without. Her transformation will need to accommodate not only her own identity, but the very nature of the world around her.

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Things have gotten a little complicated. Asmodeus and I thought we could win the game, but we were wrong. It’s only just beginning. Determined to keep us apart, Lucifer drags me into a world of flames. There’s only one way out. I have to sign a demon contract. Again. But the terms of the deal are far worse than I could have ever imagined. Lucifer offers the unthinkable. He’ll end the brutal game for souls and spare the world from eternal torment. On one condition. I must rip out Az’s heart.       Amazon KU


My body is my weapon. My destiny is my burden. I didn’t get parents or prom. Instead I got a pack of overprotective werewolves all up in my business. Hunters are after all of us, that’s not new. But I’m the gold prize, the one they really want to take out. The future of all werewolves depends on me. How lucky. A normal life was never in the cards. I’m not even allowed to leave my pack’s territory.
And guys? With so few to choose from, that wasn’t an option. Then Bruno comes out of nowhere. He’s here for a meeting with our alpha. He doesn’t expect me. I thought I understood my fate. It was fixed, never changing. I was wrong.       Amazon KU


All I really want is to solve my cases, enjoy my coffee in peace, date super-hot cop Captain Cowboy Hot Pants, or, as he likes to be called, Detective Kade Galloway, and keep my annoyingly loveable family from discovering my ghost whispering secret. But before I can say café au lait, I have a dead nurse on my hands whose death was no accident, a house overrun with supernatural seniors, a talking cat who has zero appreciation that the diet I put him on is in his own best interests (his furball presents inside my shoes are totally uncalled for), and an intriguing new neighbor who has busted me (more than once) talking to ghosts. Fingers crossed, I can solve the mystery of why I am suddenly a ghost magnet and convince the dearly departed to move on before I’m carted off in a straight jacket.       Amazon KU


VS Note: A re-release “edited and reworked”.

Lornyc is good at keeping secrets, because secrets can get you killed. Lornyc’s forbidden relationship with Methian, heir to Xenetra, has caused him enough grief. Ripped from his life as a student to fulfil a magical contract as punishment for his family’s past, he now has to play valet to Methian for ten years. It’ll be hell on their already strained relationship. And with his city of Katraman under attack, Lornyc needs to connect to the powers he’s been hiding. If he can’t master his powers and find the leader of the plot, he could lose everything he knows and loves: his family, his future as High Lord, and Methian.       Amazon KU


Winter –He’s supposed to be my protector, the towering male with the delicious scent that drives my body wild. He’s supposed to obey me, although he rides the line of disrespect with infuriating ease. And when he’s injured, I’m supposed to gift him my powerful blood. Only I don’t, and I can’t, and now my actions have broken the rules And the man who once obeyed is going to own me. Jacob –Beautiful, cold, and untouchable, Winter is all that and more. The tiny little fairy with the frosty disposition and heart made of ice. She’s supposed to heal me, but my miserly mistress gives me only scraps. My mind despises her, even as my body craves her blood. Trapped by circumstance, my broken fairy will break both the rules and me. But revenge, sweeter than the blood flowing through her veins, will ultimately be mine.        Amazon KU


VS Note: From AUG 25

Bryce – Just when my life felt stable, my whole world flipped upside down. I’d been working on the ranch and finally joined a pack, But then Dakota, my one true mate, rolls back into town— With the son I never knew I had. The moment I get close to him, my wolf knows he’s mine by scent.
But Dakota’s not the only one with a secret. Our son has another side that this little human doesn’t know about. How will I protect both my family and the shifter secret? Dakota – Five years ago, my career skyrocketed at the Sheridan Rodeo. I left in a beat-up van, now I’m back in a sleek tour bus.
I owe everything to Sheridan, but it’s the last place I want to be. I knew there’d be a good chance I’d run into Bryce again, And that’s exactly what happened. I’ll just have to keep my secret under wraps.
That dark, wild look in his eyes still captivates me, And even though that rugged, tatted-up cowboy is bad news, I can’t keep him off my mind. The rodeo only lasts a week, but it’s going to be a wild ride.

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What if the prince fell in love with the stepsister? Lady Charlotte needs a rich husband, and fast. Good thing she has plenty of beauty and charm, with no foolish ideas of love to get in the way of her plans. When the chance to catch the wealthiest, most eligible bachelor in the kingdom appears, she will do everything in her power to win such a prize; even if she must break a few hearts along the way. But in the end, it is her own heart that’s troubled. Perhaps true love really does exist, but if so, it’s not with the man she has caught.       Amazon KU


Iva Rose is a highly trained killer. Her next assignment, Dimitri Sokolov, the rock star known as Dimi Love. To get close to her target, she breaks into the shifter dating app, making her the rock dragon’s mate. Dimitri has been admired and worshiped by humans for centuries. As a modern rock star, he has legions of fans all over the world. After moving to Fate’s Peak to join the Dragon Fire Crew, he’d hoped he’d finally find his mate and fill the empty space inside his heart. When Iva is matched with Dimitri, she wonders if she can really go through with the job. She’s not sure she wants he life of a killer. Maybe after one last job she’ll retire to the tropics. Iva arrives in Fate’s Peak and sparks ignite, literally. The bomb Iva planted blows up Dimitri’s dressing room. But he’s not in it. He finds her making her escape out the back door. Dimitri knows his mate on sight and whisks her away to his mountain home. Can Iva allow herself to love a dragon, or will she only touch his heart with the cold tip of her blade?         Amazon KU


Gabby Thomas wasn’t sure which end was up. Was everyone in this town crooked? Everything at the police station was in disarray, and now she found herself the new police chief. She had to fire the lot of them and start from scratch. Working with the Feds wasn’t proving to be the easiest solution either. Thank goodness she had found her mate, Madden. He was her rock. Madden McCray wasn’t expecting to find his mate when he sat down with the new police chief, but he was glad he did. Gabby was proving to be just what he needed. Gabby and Madden share an epic love, but with Gabby’s visions of the future, will love alone be enough for what lies ahead? Find out in the final installment of McCray Bruin—Madden.



TeaganShe was never big and strong like her family. They’re dragon shifters, and she’s an owl.
When Reece Montoya almost knocks her out of the sky, she doesn’t expect him to nurse her back to health. She’s a Barnes, after all. Their families have been enemies for decades. She also doesn’t expect him to ignite a fire within her. She wants him, and so does her beast. But Reece is a notorious playboy. And her father would never allow it. Reece – He’s not lucky like his sisters. They have their mates, but he’s starting to think that there’s no mate out there for him. Until Teagan Barnes comes crashing into his life. Though his sisters are mated to Barnes men, the hatred between their families still grows strong. Her father despises him, and she keeps her distance from him even as she recovers in his cabin. His beast wants to protect her. To help her live her life by her own rules. To hell with the old feud. That woman is his.       Amazon KU


Just when I settled things with my vengeful god, I’m about to lose him to the forces of Hell.
Our enemies are immortal, mounting, and determined to tear us apart. We’re fighting Kings, Queens, and primordial demons. They’re joining forces to bring us down. There’s one way to save our souls, but it means my death.       Amazon KU

A TOUCH OF MOONLIGHT by Fiona Davenport

Liam Bancroft thought he’d lost his chance at happiness more than five hundred years ago. He was positive his childhood friend was meant to be his consort and devastated when she rejected him. He learned of her death before having the chance to touch her and gave up all hope. Amaia Greene learned that vampires existed three years ago. She’s been looking forward to being claimed as a daywalker’s consort ever since. Can Amaia live with being Liam’s second choice?     Amazon KU


VS: THe next book in the Badari Warrior backlist is DAEGAN. I had so much fun telling the story of the South Seas Pack and I relished finally giving Flo the kickass mercenary her own chance to shine (and her own Badari mate).


Ex-Special Forces soldier and mercenary Flo Michetti is bored with her assignment as a pilot for the genetically engineered Badari pack in their fight against the evil Khagrish scientists. She jumps at the chance to take a dangerous undercover mission. She infiltrates a group of human prisoners on their way to a secret lab in the southern ocean, where the Badari believe many more of their own kind have been created and are being experimented on. Once Flo has located the lab, found the Alpha among the Badari there and sent a report back, the plan will be to attack and rescue all the prisoners.

Arriving at the island Flo learns the true nature of the horrific experiment for which the humans have been brought to this remote location. Time will be perilously short to escape before it’s too late for all of them. She has to locate the Alpha of this captive southern pack, who conceals his identity to escape death at the hands of the Khagrish, and get him to join with her and her allies.

Daegan feels an instant attraction to Flo when the Badari and the humans are forced together by the Khagrish scientists, but there are mysteries and questions surrounding her. Before he reveals himself as the incognito Alpha she’s seeking, he wants answers to allay his doubts. He also wants Flo in his bed…but can he risk his heart to claim her as his mate?

Complicating the situation is a dangerous rival for Daegan’s position as Alpha, an oncoming hurricane and Flo’s resistance to abandoning her life as a soldier of fortune…as the Khagrish scientists prepare to initiate the experiment, the clock is ticking for humans and Badari alike.

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