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).
An alien mercenary in Scotland –Thorrn only travelled to Earth to find women compatible with his species, even though he expects to stay alone for the rest of his cursed life. Broken inside and out, he’s sure no female could ever want him. But that all changes when he sets his eyes on a sassy Earth woman with fiery red hair and a temper to match. With his mating instincts running wild, he will have to decide whether to claim her or return her to his planet to be studied by scientists. A human businesswoman in search of love – Jenny has finally managed to leave her abusive boyfriend and is ready to start a new life. Promoting a new dating agency seems like just the project to distract herself with. While meeting an alien who looks like a hot Highlander wasn’t part of her plan, when he offers to protect her from her crazy ex, she’s tempted to take him up on his offer. Besides, she really needs to know what he hides beneath his kilt. But when she finds out that his people intend to study her like a lab rat, can she trust him any more than her ex?
Arus Bor’vak understands machines better than people. He likes them better, too, so when human women begin to populate the Stryxian settlements, he finds it best to give them a wide berth. They’re beautiful, soft, and utterly incomprehensible, and none captures his attention like Keira Becker, the strong ex-lieutenant who makes him lose his tongue in her presence. Keira Becker finds the brilliant Stryxian engineer very attractive, but his aloof demeanor makes it clear that he’s not looking to get to know her—or anyone—better. He may be the only male she’s remotely interested in, but his shell is too thick to crack…until they are sent on a mission together to investigate a strange explosion in an uninhabited part of Stryxia. When their transport is destroyed and the group is scattered, Arus and Keira awaken to find themselves shackled together in a forest that shouldn’t exist in a barren stretch of Stryxia. Something hunts them as they navigate poisonous creatures, carnivorous plants, and their own undeniable desires. Their skills and hearts are tested, but nothing can prepare them for what happens when the chains come off and they face the creator of the mysterious forest. Amazon KU
Nora Devi intended to leave her old life behind. But when a quick detour to acquire the funds for a new identity goes awry, she finds herself plunged ever deeper into the troubles she hoped to avoid.
The Human Sector is a stash of fuel cells just waiting for a spark to explode. The Great Game of politics and power has shifted from the inner realm to the border. Captain Liam Kimani of the battlecruiser RC Genghis Khan is the man in position to suppress the explosion – or ride the wave of it. It’s been half a millennium since the Stranding. Is the power of the royals still worth supporting, or is it time to risk everything for the chance to rejoin the rest of humanity? Amazon KU
Nicky – The Doc has always been hard to deal with. We’re constantly fighting about one thing or another. He hates how I clean out the hallways of the med station. He hates the way I “hide” all the junk he doesn’t need or use. He hates the way I walk through the halls. He hates the way I fight back with him. We’re a terrible match; we’d never work as a couple, and we both know it. So what the h is he doing kissing me? And why do I like it so much? The Doc – I’ve wanted her since the first time I saw her. The truth is, she drives me wild. Those hips that tempt me as she storms away from me. Those lips. The way she makes this place her own. I catch her scent when I’m walking down the empty halls of my med station, and it intoxicates me. Now that I have tasted her, I can’t stop thinking about how it might feel to take things further; to claim her as my own. She seems to think it’s a bad idea… I’ll have to find a way to prove her wrong. Amazon KU
The only men I’ve ever wanted are Slash, Ajax, and Draikh. There’s just one catch. They’re three famous rock stars, and they don’t know I exist. The moment I heard Not a Vampire play, I fell in love. Not just with their music, but with three members of the band. Keyboardist Slash, drummer Ajax, and bassist Draikh have become my obsession—but I’m just another screaming fan.
When I finally meet my rock star idols face to face, I discover that the stage effects they use aren’t actually illusions. Can I handle a dragon shifter, a mage, and a blue alien with extra limbs? Saturn is a free prequel in the Solar Mates Series set in the Silver Springs shared universe and comes complete with a happily-ever-after. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Stella needs a fresh start. Anywhere but on the merchant vessel in space, where she’s lived most of her life. To her, landing on Dumera is a little slice of heaven. She can build a home on the peaceful colony, find a mate, start a family, make a life. And when she sees him—Tavak, a blue-skinned and surly Keriv’i male—well, it’s love at first sight. Too bad he doesn’t feel the same way. A female is the last thing Tavak wants or needs. Doesn’t matter if they’re Laoti, or Luxirian, or human….females mean trouble and he’s so vauking tired of trouble. What he wants is to spend his days in peace. After years of working in a human brothel, of being owned and consumed by women, he wants to be left alone.
Then she stumbles into his life, wrecking all his careful plans. A human female who makes his two hearts pound, his blood rush, and his wicked desire flare to life. She’s not intimidated by his scowl or his cold indifference meant to keep her away. She grins when he snarls. She teases him when he’s broody and angry. Tavak can’t give her the forever she wants. But he can give her right now…and she’ll spend it in his furs where she belongs. Amazon KU
Rogue. Drug addict. Betrayer. Mate? Vokal has done terrible things, playing the game of Empire.
But when the tiny broken human woman pulls him away from his attempts to start a new life, he is powerless against her smile. Dragged back into the deadly struggle between Empire and Alliance, only one thing is for certain. He’ll keep his mate safe, even if the galaxy burns around them. Nettie knows better than to trust any man, ever again. Now impulses she cannot deny have pulled her into the path of a massive dragon prince with a violent history. He’s nothing like what she’s been warned about. With her he’s different. Careful. Protective. Safe. Can she let him into her closely guarded heart? And will they be in time to stop the danger that threatens everyone and everything they care about? Amazon KU
Ivy Dawson has dedicated her life to the skating rink. When the athlete-turned-trainer and her student are selected to represent Earth at the Intergalactic Games, they jump at the opportunity. But outer space provides more of a distraction than Ivy expected in the form of an ice-skinned rival who awakens an uncontrollable desire in her. Prince Rivix Skardesen always gets what he wants. Trained by warrior monks in the art of Fenrish ice combat? Check. The gold medal at the last Intergalactic Games? Check. The bed of every female he’s ever pursued? Check… until he encounters a bold, red-headed female with ambition that matches his own. The moment they meet, Rivix knows she’s his fated mate, but Ivy’s not about to fall for a playboy’s tricks. When intergalactic terrorists kidnap human athletes for fouling the games, Ivy and Rivix’s fiery rivalry becomes the least of their problems. Saving their lives will mean facing their pasts—but when the truth comes out, will Ivy and Rivix be able to forge a future together? Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release.
As the Scribe models try to cover up the approach of unaltered humans to the planet, their plans are about to unravel. Sorcha, as a Scribe has access to many things. Including the cell where a Serenity is being kept. Serenities shouldn’t even exist, as the government had wiped them out years before. With the secrets she carries and his knowledge of his people, she takes the risk to leave everything she knows behind. Amazon KU
A web of lies. A broken vow. And two souls whose fates have been woven together. Growing up in the foster system taught Clara how to be resilient. She learned how to adapt to all sorts of situations, but she wasn’t at all prepared for what life would throw at her. Alien abduction, painful experimentations, and the loss of her hearing are just the tip of the iceberg. Escaping her captors should have been the end of her worries, but Clara finds herself a prisoner once more when she’s taken by a terrifying beast in the forest. The alien she wakes up to is broody and distant, but it doesn’t take long for her to uncover the possessive, hungry male hidden within. The sacred vows he made as a child were supposed to last a lifetime. Being made a guardian means never taking a mate, so why does Zaheer’s guardian insist that this hideous little alien female belongs to them? Wanting her goes against everything the priests have taught him, but the harder he fights against the threads of their bond, the more tangled their web becomes. Zaheer has more important things to worry about than fighting a battle of wills with his guardian, but when one of his pack members goes missing, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release of her Pets in Space 5 anthology story.
When his transport is destroyed before his eyes, agent Rigel Blackline and his bio-engineered StarDog partner wind up marooned on a planet buzzing with enemy patrols. Worse, they carry time-sensitive intel that must be delivered to their contacts on a distant space station—data that could defeat their ruthless enemies. Rigel’s only hope is to reach another Network ship before they’re captured, but things get complicated when they cross paths with Sona, a savvy warrior-class Rathskian female. She claims to be a friendly, but he suspects the vixen is a dangerous counter-spy sent to intercept him and his StarDog. His intuitive sidekick’s immediate bond with Sona is even more baffling. Rigel decides “capturing” Sona as an enemy asset and delivering her to his superiors may be his best option, but Sona has secrets that threaten more than just Rigel’s self-control. Her knowledge of Network dealings are on a level even he isn’t privy to. Is she truly an ally, or is he playing directly into the hands of a dangerous double-agent…in more ways than one?
When my mother dies, I’m alone in the galaxy. No friends. No family. No hope. Then a pair of royal guards catch me. I have a family, they tell me. I’m the kingdom’s long-lost princess. Wait. What? The kingdom is on the brink of civil war and it’s my duty to marry the king’s greatest enemy—the leader of the kauan clans. Ikmale Ellas. He’s powerful, scary, and I can’t take my eyes off his twisted horns and golden irises. Despite his tough demeanor, Ikmale shows a tender side for his people I never expected. The kauah are nothing like the rumors have led me to believe. In his arms, I find a caring and demanding lover. Could he be my fated mate? But when the wedding turns out to be a trap, Ikmale holds me responsible and banishes me from his bed. Can I win his trust and convince him the feelings we share are real? Or will he imprison me, condemning me to never see that magma-hot spark of love in his eyes again? Amazon KU
I’m a monster. The moment I see her, I know. This beauty is my treasure. Once I was a male to be admired and desired. That was before. Before the experiments, before the procedures. Now I’m a monster. A beast. I didn’t mean to kidnap Sophia. I saw her and I acted. Now I can’t let her go. I won’t. She must understand what I know. We are meant to be together. Sophia – As if life wasn’t hard enough. I wasn’t prepared for being kidnapped by the strangest Zmaj I’ve ever seen. He was one of the experiments in the pods and somehow he’s free. His name is Bahr and he calls me his treasure. I don’t know about that, but I do see his pain. And beneath his beastly exterior I see a man. A man I want to know. All I have to do is buy enough time before the other survivors come after the “monster” and this all ends badly.
He was ready for adventure with his Privateering best friend. Mates? Who needed them when there were warm, willing bodies in every port? That’s what Strul told himself. So, what if he really had to wait to have an accepting female when he went home? They were there and ready for a little rough and tumble. He was free and learning the “reclamation” business his best friend had been running on his own for years. Adventure without getting shot in someone else’s war was preferrable than dying on some god forsaken world that someone else wanted but had enough money to pay someone else to fight. Isa had accepted she was never going home, never seeing her family again. She just wanted to put her abduction behind her and get on with learning to be the best space veterinarian in this sector of the galaxy. She was so close to being able to work on her own on the large animals she preferred. That was before a big, red, clumsy oaf bumped into her and everything changed. Now she was being forced to confront how she’d come to be where she was and how to unpack it all without ruining everything she found she was coming to want more than anything.
Anna Becquerel. A logical, practical scientist with an overactive curiosity about all things related to time. Devoted to her work, she sets out to finally test her groundbreaking invention. Every last detail planned and executed. Zachary Champlain needed a wife. But the young ladies in his social circle either talked too much or otherwise just didn’t suit him. When a scandalously dressed young lady, more beautiful than any goddess, lands in his arms, he believes his problem solved. Would one encounter on a moonlit evening change the way they saw their worlds?
One night with two alien strangers changed everything. Risk manager, Rowena Lewis, threw caution to the wind when she drowned her sorrows in a bottle of tequila and two hot Edenists. These seemingly perfect men aren’t making it easy for her to return to her planet and the career she loves. But what if she’s already bonded with them? For life? Takoda’s heart will always belong to another, so he is anxious to prove that he and Awan have not bonded with Ro. But as he learns more about her, he discovers a danger that is far too close, and it’s impossible to ignore. Awan’s unshakeable belief that everything happens for a reason has him excited about what their future will hold with Rowena in their life. Finally, they will be happy. But when she rocks his faith, he realizes he must take action…that is, if he’s not too late.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Forever shamed for family actions a century earlier, Antiquity Grey is a young woman living in a far-future city of Erth. It is a life of danger and hardship, dragons and advanced technology.But when she discovers an outlawed and operational mech buried in the sands of her planet, she realizes its secrets hold the power to reverse her family’s dishonor while challenging the Imperium’s off-world oppressive might. The Imperium is not so willing to loosen its grip, needing Erth’s valuable titanium resources at a time when war spreads among the stars. In response, the Governor of Erth sends Star Sentinel―his mightiest mech, which nothing can stand against―after Antiquity.As she flees into the wilderness in a desperate attempt to uncover the secrets of her past and free an entire planet, Antiquity learns friendship can mean more than family, even the hardest heart of an enemy can soften, and adventure is not what she thought it would be.
Their agreement didn’t include falling in love. What happens when a ruse becomes reality? Iliana Rossi’s reluctance to join a Kalquorian clan comes from a terrible loss that leaves no room in her heart for any men. Dodging the alien three-man clans eager for a Earther mate is a full-time job, and she’s running out of patience with those desperate to change her mind. Hanvel, Selbi, and Cosdas pursue Matara Deefa, a rare unclanned Kalquorian woman. She’s everything they could possibly want. But her parents have promised her to another clan, and Clan Hanvel can’t seem to convince Deefa that love is more important than rank and family approval. When Iliana meets Clan Hanvel, the solution seems obvious. They embark on a fake courtship that satisfies societal and family pressure; a relationship that requires no love, no commitment, and no responsibilities to each other. But when passion wakes for the reluctant foursome, they have a choice to make: loyalty to the impossible past or a chance for love they can keep.
JILLAN – The rows of Earth-made merchandise lure me into his booth, but it’s the hot-as-sin alien merchant I want to take home. With gorgeous green eyes and sexy fangs, Jakkan reminds me more of a massively muscled, swashbuckling pirate than a stuffy merchant. I think I’ve found Mr. Right, but something doesn’t add up. The more time I spend with him, the more I realize he’s hiding a dangerous secret, one that might make him the enemy. JAKKAN – It’s not easy being a super spy. One mistake will cost me my life, and I need to keep my wits about me. Too bad the little human in the market booth next door has me completely distracted from my mission. Jillian triggers my instinct to claim and protect; she’s all I can think of. But she doesn’t know my secret. Someone has followed me to Reka 5, eager to find proof of my crimes against the Dominion. Now I must claim my mate without blowing my cover. The future of the outer planets depends on it. Amazon KU
Gal’s destiny has always been clear: Complete his training at the military academy, prove his worth as a royal successor, and ascend to the galactic throne. When a failed assassination plot against Gal sends him and Ettian—his infuriatingly enticing roommate—on a mad dash through the stars, Gal’s plans are momentarily disrupted. But he was born to rule the Umber Empire, and with Ettian by his side, nothing will stop him from returning home and crushing the growing insurgency threatening his family’s power. Yet nothing is ever that simple in war—or in love. Gal is captured by the rebellion during a skirmish and faces public execution, his grand fate cut short. To save Gal’s life, Ettian does the unthinkable: He reveals himself as the secret heir to the fallen Archon Empire and rightful leader of the rebellion . . . and, therefore, Gal’s sworn enemy. Now a political hostage in this newly reignited conflict, Gal must use his limited resources to sabotage the rebellion from within, concoct an escape plan, and return to the empire he’s destined to lead. And if that means taking down the man he thought he loved?
Sunastara Jeka is passionate about two things: (1) meeting the needs of the varied species who holiday aboard her interstellar pleasure cruise during the day, and (2) avoiding attachments when the occasional guest meets her needs at night. Sunny’s life is simple, straightforward, and safe until a former one-night stand becomes her newest crew member. Freddie has never forgotten that night with Sunny. He’s ecstatic to see her again, until she tells him she never dates her coworkers. Determined not to lose this confident, sexy, hysterical woman again, Freddie bides his time, pursuing a purely professional relationship with Sunny when they’re on the clock, while he slowly charms her senseless after hours. As Sunny breaks her own rules about workplace romance, her tragic past and a heartbreaking betrayal thrust her orderly life into chaos. When a hostile species holidays aboard the ship, endangering VIP guests and even the known universe, Sunny and Freddie must decide. Will they let the gravity of their pasts keep them apart, or risk it all for love and fight for their future together? Content Warning: Prior to the events of this book, the main character lost a child. She continues to process this loss throughout this story. Amazon KU
Alejandra Rodriguez, Ali to her friends and family, remembered when the Darjah came to Earth, The Darjah were alien refugees, displaced and losing a galactic-scale war against their enemy: The Infinium. In this war, the females of the Darjah were lost and without a means to repopulate, the remaining Darjah males would eventually die out. Twenty-one years later, Ali was among the first few to submit her application to the Merge Initiative; a breeding program set by Humans and Darjah as a means to help the alien species come back from the brink of death. Meanwhile, General Ha’Drak knows taking a mate will never be the same as his first love, and he dreads the attachments that come with such a union. He already has a strained relationship with his only son, and adding another bond on top of that and his grief is taxing on his soul. The General knows his duty to his people must come first, to repopulate and win the war, but it doesn’t make the commitment any easier. Ali is leaving behind everything that made her Human, Ha’Drak must embrace an alien mate with his heart on the line, and both must come to face the intricacies of friendship, love, and war. Amazon KU
I used to tell myself lots of things: I’d be a successful musician; I’d perform with the most prestigious orchestras around; Camping trips were boring and aliens weren’t real. But, life had other ideas. I’m only a high school music teacher and if I’m lucky I get to play in a tiny community band. And my boring camping trip turned insane when an actual alien saved my life. But by protecting my life, he may lose his. Will we be able to get him back to his ship in time so their doctors can save him? The woods are filled with threats I never imagined. Will we even make it out alive? If we succeed, will I get to go to the stars with him? Amazon KU
The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents —telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne ofa Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change. In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hate—until all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see. The Actual Star is a feast of ideas about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where we’re going—and how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
When Jaya Mill’s parents were killed and her brother was kidnapped in an attack on her childhood home, she saw only one future for herself: enlist in the Union Starfleet and learn to defend herself.
Now, as a lieutenant commander aboard the UNS Avalon, Jaya and her elite counterterrorism unit enlist the help of Tynan Vasuda, an alien scientist from the Szacante Federation, to investigate the potentially sinister research of the new and mysteriously well-funded Sons of Priam. Across the stars, a bounty hunter named Marantos accepts a high-paying assassination job in hopes of putting more distance between herself and her estranged royal family. But that job draws her straight into the web that the Sons of Priam are weaving to capture the highest office of the United Human Nations.
As Marantos claws free from the Sons of Priam, her path intersects with Jaya and Tynan, and she must decide whether to keep running from her past or turn and fight this new threat. And as Jaya pushes to uncover the identity of the shadowy figure at the helm of the Sons of Priam, she begins to reveal what truly happened the night she lost her family. What Jaya discovers will challenge everything she knows. Amazon KU
Hiding from her problems as she vacations at a beach house, Gloria’s only concerns are walking her dog, relaxing by the pool, and kayaking. Then she spots a strange sea-creature stalking her as she paddles around a secluded cove. Little does she know the mysterious creature is a tentacle alien!
Lu cannot help but follow this pretty Earth-Human around while he is waiting for rescue. He knew that humans were adorable, but this one draws his attention and entrances him. He never intended to reveal himself, but everything changes when the object of his fascination is attacked and he must intervene to save her. Chasing Cthulhu is a slow-burn alien/human romance intended for adult readers. This is the second book in the Urf Oomons Series. You should read Mandy and the Tentacle Monster first. Amazon KU
VS Note: I love everything Darkstar so I one clicked this.
Lodan Vorkan has been called many things in his lifetime—perfectionist, control-freak, monster.
As one of the Kordolian Military’s infamous First Division, he’s one of the most feared warriors in the Nine Galaxies. As a pilot, his skill is unmatched. He doesn’t like the unpredictable, and humans are exactly that. One by one, he’s seen his brothers fall to these confounding creatures. Even the most battle-hardened and ruthless of them have succumbed to the Mating Fever. Humans are trouble. Humans bring chaos. Always. When he encounters the strange human called Tasha, all his warning alarms go off. She isn’t anything like the other humans. She’s faster; stronger—artificially so. She has secrets; she tells lies. A trail of blood-scent lingers around her. She is not the kind of human he would imagine as his mate. But Lodan’s control is about to be sorely tested—in more ways than one.
My name is Nayli. Well, it used to be Nayli, back in my exiled human colony on an isolated moon. Now I’m just another inmate aboard this prison spaceship, headed for a hell planet. It doesn’t matter that I’m innocent; the Galactic Federation has mistaken me for one of its most dangerous criminals, and now my future has been ripped away. I’m surrounded by horrific monsters, and one in particular won’t stop staring at me. His massive horns, rippling muscles, and intense, golden eyes make me feel so small. I don’t know what he wants, but if he’s in here, it can’t be good. As the guards lose control of the ship and the monsters are released, I realize that this brooding warrior might be the only chance I have at survival. But, he doesn’t just want to help me, he wants to possess me.
Rachel: Mama always said that when I open my mouth, stupid comes out. I guess that’s why instead of telling Grace the real reason I’m at the medical hut, I tell her I want to train to be a healer. It’s not so bad, though. It’s nice to give something back to the tribe, and also, it means I get to care for injured warrior Vantos. He got hurt defending me – looking after him feels like the very least I should be doing. The only problem? I enjoy taking care of him. I enjoy it a little too much. I can’t forget that I’m not his linasha, that he’ll never be interested in me. I’ll only end up with my heart broken all over again. Vantos: I dislike everything about being injured, except for one thing. Rachel. The female with the sunset hair is the most beautiful of all her tribe sisters. My headspace knows that she is not my mate, but my heartspace is not convinced. It aches with a desire for her that only grows stronger as she nurses me back to health. When we are chosen to take journey to a nearby tribe, selfishly, I am overjoyed at the chance to spend more time with her. But it is a dangerous thing, losing my heartspace more and more to her, when every day we travel takes us closer to another tribe or raskarran males – one of whom could be her real mate. Amazon KU
When a wounded king shows up at my door, I must help him and his children. In gratitude, they ask me to come to their palace with them. I should say no. His people have oppressed mine for centuries. It should be easy, to refuse but it’s not. As if my fate won’t let us part. The children have grown on me. I want to be with them. His hungry gaze and the gleam in his eyes are wreaking havoc on my decisions. The more time I spend with him, the more my heart wants a forever that might never happen. But maybe it can? In order for us to see a future, we must change the present. I have to find a way to save my people and keep the family I’ve come to love. Will he change a lifetime of mistreatment to my race, for the love he says he has for me? Our love, our lives, and our child all hang in the balance. Amazon KU
VS: Listed in Romance and Erotica. From AUG 30.
Yajaira has been flirting with her co-worker, Rhys for months but now she’s ready to take things to the next level. What she doesn’t expect is to find out that she’s entertaining someone from another planet. Sure, the tentacles take some getting used to but everyone has their secrets, right? More importantly, could this be more than just a fling? Amazon KU
Back home, Sascha was a preschool teacher who could corral thirty toddlers without breaking a sweat. She prided herself on being calm and cool under pressure—something she’d lived with her entire life. Escaping the prison of her controlling and unforgiving family, she refused to let anyone tell her what to do or how to think. Especially not the infuriatingly hot alien prince that declared his heart came with chains of expectation that would ensnare them both. N’ameth was playing a deadly game. Helping one brother take the throne made them a target for the traitors still loyal to their evil sire and possibly had already guaranteed the death of another. Taking a mate wasn’t just a luxury he didn’t deserve, he’d be putting Sascha’s life in danger and no matter how stubborn the beautiful human was, she was no match for the enemies that wanted them dead. Maintaining his distance was supposed to keep her safe, but when Sascha goes missing, N’ameth discovers an even more deadly enemy hiding behind a friendly face. Will N’ameth have to make a choice between the woman he loves and the people who need him, or can he find a way to save them both? Amazon KU
The first season (Episodes 1-10) of the Top-Faved Kindle Vella Sci-Fi Mystery, IMPROBABLE. Nine heiresses are missing in Gilded Age New York with no ransom demand. Journalist Miriam Cole’s sister was the first to vanish twelve years ago. The only connection? They all attended the exclusive Pembroke School. Now, a bizarre murder has Miriam on the run, questioning the very nature of reality as she joins forces with a handsome ex-Pinkerton agent, a reluctant psychic, Mark Twain, and the NY League of Skeptics. Can Miriam find the girls or will New York City be destroyed in the crossfire? Amazon KU
VS Note: From AUG 17
When Lem and her faithful dog, Spock, retreat from the city for a few days of hiking in Algonquin Park, the last thing they expect is to be kidnapped by aliens. No, scratch that. The last thing they expect is to be kidnapped by a bunch of strangely adorable intergalactic bounty hunters aboard a ship called the Teapot. After Lem falls in with an unlikely group of allies – including a talking horse, a sarcastic robot, an overly anxious giant parrot, and a cloud of sentient glitter gas – the gang must devise a cunning plan to escape their captors and make it back home safely. But things won’t be as easy as they first seem. Lost in deep space and running out of fuel, this chaotic crew are faced with the daunting task of navigating an alien planet, breaking into a space station, and discovering the real reason they’re all there…Packed with preposterous scenarios, quirky characters, and oodles of humour, The Left Hand of Dog tackles complex subjects such as gender, the need to belong, and the importance of honest communication.
CHAPMAN – So, our mission on an alien planet fell apart before it even got started. Great. Now I’m the only surviving military crew member, leading a gaggle of civilian women in unfamiliar terrain. But it turns out one soldier isn’t enough to protect them from the monsters of this planet. Soon enough we’re all scooped up by a bunch of alien barbarian warriors with tails. When I meet their huge, red-eyed leader, he wraps his claws around my throat and looks like he wants to crush me. I can only think of one name for him: The Enemy. He’s crazy, moody, and his ego is bigger than his whole planet. Everything about him rubs me the wrong way. My defiance is just as big a thorn in his side, if his glares and snarls are anything to go by. We can’t stand each other, but for some reason we keep falling towards each other, over and over again. If I hate him so much, why can’t I seem to stay away? And when he claims that I’m his mate, why don’t I want to run?…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
They called it Pandora’s box. My grandparents called it evil technology that would eventually destroy us all. And they were right. Now, there’s no central government, just city-states barely clinging to the notion of civilization, running on bioelectric energy known as glow. Cities need it; Glow Pirates steal it, violently, and Scavengers roam the wilderness between cities known as The Wastes preying on anyone and everyone, with glow or without it, and those without glow live together in peaceful communities called The Remnant. Then, one night at the stroke of midnight, every woman who wasn’t Remnant died—all of them, all at once. It was The Reaping. Now, all of us women who are left are hunted for breeding. We are the Daughters of Midnight, and we are at war.
He can’t help but fall for her—big feet and all.Grumpy Zach isn’t interested in settling down. He’s a lion on a mission, with no time for a mate. As if fate cares what he wants.An order from his king has him guarding a peculiar stowaway who might have answers to a mystery—and causes him to question his heart.It will take all his feline skill to keep her safe as they race to locate a dangerous treasure. As they come to rely on each other, things start to heat up.Until the unexpected tears them apart.But Zach won’t give up without a fight, because this lion knows he’s found his mate.
VS Note: From AUG 31. A re-release. Not a Breeds novel.
Dearn is the king of a winged race steeped in honor and tradition. His blood runs fierce and pure with his Eagle Clan heritage. Matte is the general of a clan that should not exist. Her blood is diluted, tainted by that of the reviled Vulture breed. Now Dearn and Matte will come together, each fighting for the existence of their people and peace between them. But first, they must defeat not just the Vultures, but also the demented dreams of a human king and the merciless vengeance of Cinder, the demonic god he follows.
Over the last year, Jake Swift has constantly thought of the one-night stand he had with a beautiful dragon-shifter, one who slipped away silently into the night. Determined to see her once more, he finally manages to arrive in Scotland at Clan Lochguard’s gates and asks to see Sylvia. She’s as sexy and kind as he remembers, but he soon learns her secret—he’s a father, and they have a daughter together. Sylvia MacAllister has done her best to be a single mother to her surprise daughter. It’s not easy, but she’s determined to be the best mother possible, especially given how she failed her other children more than a decade ago. When her daughter’s father shows up on Lochguard, wanting to be a part of their lives, Sylvia isn’t so sure, but she grants him two weeks to see how things go. The trick will be in focusing solely on what’s best for her daughter and not getting attached to the handsome human. Jake tries his best to win Sylvia, despite her doubts. However, between each of their pasts and family drama, a future together seems uncertain. Will Jake be able to convince Sylvia that he wants both her and their daughter? Or will he be relegated to a part-time dad, unable to claim his new family?
As a bookish, introverted database programmer, Morgen Keller never thought she was a candidate for a midlife crisis. That was before her husband divorced her, her boss let her go, and her grandmother died. Forty wasn’t supposed to look like this. When Morgen heads up to the small town of Bellrock, Washington, to settle the estate, she looks forward to taking a peaceful break from life and figuring out what she’s going to do next. But peace isn’t to be had. The old farmhouse is full of witch paraphernalia, a fearsome werewolf has claimed the property, and contrary to what the family was told, Grandma didn’t die of natural causes. Embroiled in a mystery, and heir to powers she knew nothing about, Morgen must turn to the only person who might be able to help: the werewolf who threatened to rip her throat out for trespassing. This isn’t the fresh start on life that Morgen had in mind. Amazon KU
Melody Harper, ex-military and current agent for the Bureau of Alien Affairs, is known to be rough around the edges, so why is Gerri Wilder telling her boss she’s the one who should pose as the girlfriend of some playboy alien prince? Not that Melody would pass up the opportunity for such an important intergalactic undercover mission—she’s just going to have to figure out how to not wring the irritatingly handsome prince’s neck. Prince Unos of the Night Dragon Kingdom wears his scandalous bachelorhood reputation like a badge of honor and has spent years ignoring his parent’s pleas for him to settle down and find a mate. That all changes when he travels to Earth and meets Melody. Now, he’s consumed with thoughts of touching her and filling his lungs with her delicious scent. With a killer’s sights set on Unos, Melody will have to spend every moment with him until the threat is extinguished. But Melody is fending off more than the would-be assassin while Unos does his damnedest to seduce her. In the battle of love and survival, will the Prince live long enough to make the sassy little human his? Amazon KU
A delusional dragon shifter thinks I need his help. Ha. I’m a detective. Why would I need help from an exotic dancer on a case that involves dark magic? We’re searching for demons, not dollars. Lucas is persistent, as if he’s burned his brain flying too close to the sun. But I don’t need this scaly shifter’s help solving crimes. Or his all-too-personal attention. Even if he almost entrances me while he dances by rolling his amazingly chiseled abs…Such fine abs. No, focus. Demons are a bigger threat than my dry spell. So whatever he’s offering, is a big, fat nope. Amazon KU
The gods exist. And they want me dead. I was trained as an assassin for some of the oldest names in mythology, and Hel was my taskmaster. But when one of our own took her out, it was decreed our lives would be the sacrifice that would resurrect her. Screw that. Fortunately, I’ve made some influential and supernatural friends over the years, including Freyr, a god of sex and love, and Fenris, a wolf shifter with a heavenly heritage. They share my strong distaste for the other gods. They also own NEON, the hottest burlesque club in the Underground, and want me to be their new opening act. Will that put me right in the public eye, and tell the gods hunting me exactly where I am? Freyr, Fen, and I hope so. As long as I get to my hunters before they get to me. NEON is its own series in Allyson Lindt’s Valkyrie universe. You can take your first step into this world here. However, this series does contain spoilers for the Valkyrie’s Legacy series by Allyson Lindt.
Welcome to Oxford Paranormal Book Club, where your book boyfriend transforms magically to life! I’m Eva, a sassy vampire librarian whose taste in men sucks. I’d prefer a night in with a Jane Austen novel, rather than a date. But then, the library’s Grimoire casts a curse on the book club that I run for witches, werewolves, and dragons in the magical English village of Witch Hollow. Now we can only find our true love from within our Book of the Month. I only realize how screwed I am, when Pride and Prejudice jumps open and…I’m staring into the smoldering gaze of Mr. Darcy brought to life. He’s aristocratic, arrogant, and convinced that he’s real and the rest of us are make-believe. But he’s also wickedly handsome, sexy-as-hell, and with eyes that beg me to bite him. He’s maddening, but his touch is maddeningly perfect. Yet I’m running out of time. Will Darcy be dragged back into Pride and Prejudice and his Regency world at the next book club, or can I convince him to become my eternal lover? Amazon KU
My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s fall in Cider Cove, the air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and a killer is on the loose. The Country Cottage Inn is playing host to a thriller convention and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re also hosting a small fall festival that blossoms into an all-out war once my feisty sister and Georgie take over. And that thriller convention? It turns out a killer has decided to thrill us with their presence. Once one of the authors turns up dead on the grounds, I’m more than motivated to hunt down the perpetrator. As if a killer on the loose wasn’t enough, my brother and his wife are about to have their baby. It’s chaos on every front. Fall in Cider Cove is proving to be deadly. Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer. Amazon KU
VS Note: Author’s Note: “Does not included shifters. May sound like a historical romance, but its contemporary! 18+ This book is a standalone, so no cliffhanger with the potential of other interconnected books with other FMCs.”
I live in a world where people are ruled by animalistic impulses and none are more than me. Weak, too easily influenced by others, my kind are best married off to be protected by my mate. So that’s what I’m doing, attending soirees and parties with the glittering elite, looking for the man that will complete me. Then I meet him. Orion Ratcliffe, heir to Ratcliffe Industries and all around bad boy, we’re shoved together by his parents in the hope of a match. But what he wants is something else altogether. He has three mates, some of the biggest, baddest men in town, each more beautiful than the next. The last thing he needs is another, more socially acceptable partner. So in exchange for my help in deflecting his parents’ attentions, he’ll Bridgerton the situation, squiring me about town, drawing other men’s eyes, helping me find The One. So why is it their gaze I feel on me the most, tracking my every movement? All in the name of protection, of course. Society wants me to be a good girl. They don’t want another mate. But fate? She has completely different ideas about our futures. Amazon KU
One phone call. That’s all it takes to throw Autumn Garnett’s future out of whack. She and Michael McAllister have an agreement: When he finishes his law degree, they’ll settle in her beloved Flagstaff. His decision to take a job in Jerome, of all places, is definitely not part of the plan. Autumn knows better than to throw wishes around lightly. They tend to come true…permanently. But in a fit of anger, she flings the worst possible wish out into the universe. I wish Michael and I had never met. And the universe shifts. More like shatters into pieces, re-forming into a timeline she barely recognizes. One where Michael is in love with someone else. And she can’t simply wish her way back into his heart. It’s going to take the one thing that, as the wheel of the year turns, is slipping through her fingers. Time.
My return to my mates has brought unexpected joys—and warnings of danger to come. But as we prepare for war with the greatest enemies of the Mists, a new ally arrives with an even more dire revelation. I haven’t escaped the sadistic Murk king after all. His magic lurks inside me, sinking in its vicious claws. However he can use me to torment the fae I love, he will. The man who once stood beside him may hold the key to saving all of us. But he and my mates have centuries of hate to overcome. Blood will be shed, lives will be lost… and one of them might be mine. Amazon KU
Everyone’s heard of Saintsville because of Stolen Roses, the brothel that caters to every desire. But it turns out Saintsville isn’t just the town that hosts Stolen Roses—it hosts all manner of nightmares, plaguing the dreams of locals and visitors alike. And somehow, Gracie Boswell and her posse have to wrangle the truth from those nightmares in order to find a missing outlaw and untwist Gracie’s curse. Between navigating a new relationship with one of her posse, sending messages back to her fickle fae client, and trying to sleep when every dream is filled with terrors, Gracie will need to keep her grip tight on not only her heart, but her six-shooter.
If there are two things all geeks love, it’s roleplaying games, and their pets. So why not fuse the two? It’s time to grab your dice, dust off that character sheet, and let your cat or dog (or guinea pig, or iguana, or budgie) accompany you on an epic adventure! It’ll be great! …unless your pets are jerks.
She’s even managed to open her heart to the charming Jack Moretti, despite the shocking secret he’s finally divulged. But when the next clue to finding her parents lands her in an ancient Egyptian assassination attempt, Sahara’s tinkering with the past just might erase her future. Skimming across the lofty pyramids of ancient Egypt to the elegant canals of 18th century Venice, the answers to Sahara’s desperate search for belonging seem only a breath away. But an old score must be settled, and an old feud reconciled, before she can face a truth more than thirty years in the making, and a secret she was never meant to learn. How can love be enough, when fear and hate are fierce?
VS Note: A re-release
After siphoning her own blood to defeat her enemy, Opal Cowan lost everything—including her powers. Moreover, her choice has made her immune to the effects of magic. Once a trusted protegee, Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in her world. Until spying through glass unlocks something new within her. Suddenly the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. She also discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood for nefarious purposes—and that finding it might allow her to regain her powers. As she sets out on a new journey, she’ll learn, once and for all, if her powers are lost forever… and what she would sacrifice to regain them.
Unicorn’s Temptation is the high heat sequel to curvy why choose romance Unicorn’s Freedom. Sometimes it’s better not to choose and it’s always good to be the queen! Book 2 in Queen of the Horn! More unicorn shifters! More hot guys! And of course…more talking squirrels. Amazon KU
Clara is an Obligate—a human servant at the Court of Dawn. She doesn’t know why. She knows only that she broke the Pledge and must therefore spend her days obliging the every whim of a capricious fae princess. If she can keep her head down and follow the rules, she might survive to the end of her Obligation. But how can she stop devastatingly beautiful Lord Ivor from looking at her in that special way that makes her heart stutter? And how can she avoid the jealous fury of Princess Estrilde, who seeks to claim Lord Ivor for herself? Most of all, how can she elude the conniving Prince of the Doomed City . . . who is determined to buy her Obligation for his own dark purposes?
It’s hard to be a hero. There’s always something needing October “Toby” Daye’s attention, and her own desires tend to fall by the wayside in favor of solving the Kingdom’s problems. That includes the desire to marry her long-time suitor and current fiancé, Tybalt, San Francisco’s King of Cats. She doesn’t mean to keep delaying the wedding, it just sort of…happens. And that’s why her closest friends have taken the choice out of her hands, ambushing her with a court wedding at the High Court in Toronto. Once the High King gets involved, there’s not much even Toby can do to delay things…except for getting involved in stopping a plot to overthrow the High Throne itself, destabilizing the Westlands entirely, and keeping her from getting married through nothing more than the sheer volume of chaos it would cause. Can Toby save the Westlands and make it to her own wedding on time? Or is she going to have to choose one over the other?
If Izolda had been asked if she wanted to be rescued from her would-be bridegroom and returned to her home and family, she would have eagerly agreed to go, but now that she is back in the mortal world, she is quickly discovering that home, family and even the inclinations of her own heart are not what she expected. Worse yet, Izolda has unwittingly become a pawn in a deadly dance between two Wittenbrand, snatched from the claws of one of them only to be stolen back by the other.
With her bodiless friend Grosbeak along for the ride and the great game of crowns and thrones still being played out across the nations, will Izolda’s endless common sense still be enough to rescue her from disaster? Or will she fall prey to the terrible ambitions of her enemies? Amazon KU
It’s 1917, and everyone is doing their bit now that America has entered the Great War—everyone except 17-year-old Emma Verlaine. Her overprotective dad won’t let her go to nursing school while he’s off doing war work; instead, she’s been sent to stay for the summer with her Gran on an island off Cape Cod, and the most she’ll be able to do for the war effort is knit socks. Socks!As it happens, island life isn’t so bad. There are the seals that seem even more fascinated by her than she is by them. There’s the new Navy Air Station that guards the coast from German U-boats where she’s determined to get a job. But most of all there’s Malcolm, whose family owns a resort hotel on the island and who gives her swimming lessons and delicious kisses.But danger lurks in the waters off the island. Only Emma can save her new home—if she accepts that everything she thought she knew about her life is a lie, and that the seals are following her for a very good reason.
In book 12 in the series, Tony offers to pay for a televised ad promoting the annual haunted house, and Tess agrees to act as spokesperson. She shows up to film the piece and quickly discovers that the ‘haunted’ in haunted house was proving to be more real than imaginary. Join Tess and the gang as she decides to uncover the truth about former resident Doctor Franktown once and for all.
In the kingdom of Lunora, nothing is as it seems. Bloodthirsty wolves roam the woods and the tyrant king cares little for his people. When a man is found dead, the kingdom is in an uproar. Who will protect them from the monsters that stalk them? Six women, their stories entwined, will solve the mystery as they try to find their own happily ever afters. Kanida is expected to marry, but she longs for more, leading her down the wrong path. rapped in her stepmother’s household, Lucy procures a magic spell from a witch, so she can attend the Royal ball, only to find mystery, love and adventure await. Darkness has always followed Casey, but now it seems that the past is catching up with her, as she is snatched by a beast. To escape marriage to the king, Eira must fake her own death, but that means trusting a handsome huntsman who is prophesized to end her life. Rose is living her worst nightmare. Alone in the forest, she awakens with blood on her hands and no memory of how she got there. Alysia longs for a life of adventure and believes that solving the murder will help her find it, unless the killer finds her first. A shared world fairytale retelling collection. Amazon KU
Seventeen-year-old Marie mixes perfumes to sell on market day in her small eighteenth-century French town. She wants to make enough to save a dowry for her sister, Ama, in hopes of Ama marrying well and Marie living in the level of freedom afforded only to spinster aunts. But her perfumes are more than sweet scents in cheap, cut-glass bottles: A certain few are laced with death. Marie laces the perfume delicately–not with poison but with a hint of honeysuckle she’s trained her sister to respond to. Marie marks her victim, and Ama attacks. But she doesn’t attack as a girl. She kills as a beast. Marking Ama’s victims controls the damage to keep suspicion at bay. But when a young boy turns up dead one morning, Marie is forced to acknowledge she might be losing control of Ama. And if she can’t control her, she’ll have to cure her. Marie knows the only place she’ll find the cure is in the mansion where Ama was cursed in the first place, home of Lord Sebastien LaClaire. But once she gets into the mansion, she discovers dark secrets hidden away–secrets of the curse, of Lord Sebastien . . . and of herself.
Even before Ravenhold, I lived under others’ control, but now I have a freedom that I’ve never experienced. I’m no longer the compliant girl everybody manipulated; I’m the Trinity witch whose connection to Dorian, Zeke, and Ethan has created something unique and unstoppable. We’re fugitives with decisions to make and agendas to follow. Dorian’s obsession lies with revenge on those who created his life. Zeke needs to sever ties with the Tigris permanently. And I want to discover who’s responsible for the ‘special program’—student deaths need to stop. But Ethan’s dangerous plans could expose us. He’s consumed by the need to find his sister, the girl whose life he saved the day he became a mid. If the Confederacy want to lure us out, they have the perfect opportunity because Ethan will not stop his search. Anybody can try to take us, but …(More blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the city’s wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty. In the Herrani court, rumors begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false memories into your mind, so that you believe your dearest friends to be your enemies. Sid doesn’t know that this queen is Nirrim, who seeks her revenge against a world that has wronged her. Can Sid save Nirrim from herself? Does Nirrim even want to be saved? As blood is shed and war begins, Sid and Nirrim find that it might not matter what they want…for the gods have their own plans.
When a dead body with strange puncture wounds is dumped on the roof of Cora and Nana’s bakery, suspicions abound on whether it was a supernatural or mundane killing. Especially since Cora heard the body dropping on the roof at 2am. The victim was a warlock…could he have tangled with the wrong paranormal? A rival in the victim’s field may have had it out for him or perhaps an estranged aunt wanted her revenge. A purple mist is plaguing Cora. She knows it has to do with Sophie, but could it be something even more menacing. Especially when the mist reveals its evil self.
After her capture at the hands of Grandmother and the Second Empire, Karigan G’ladheon is making halting progress towards recovery. Karigan takes on increasingly dangerous missions, haunted by the specter of her torturer, Nyssa, and sinking ever further into the mire of her recollections of the past and the losses she’s sustained. Meanwhile, the forces of the Second Empire are moving on Sacoridia and their primary target is a vulnerable garrison that guards a crucial mountain pass. Faced with new fatherhood and a country on the verge of war, King Zachary sends a contingent of soldiers and Green Riders to the pass–but his own recovery from the events of the north is not yet complete either. Reunited with her fellow Riders at the pass, Karigan takes on a leadership role, but quickly finds that the Riders are not as she last left them. As tension mounts and war draws ever closer to the heart of Sacoridia, Karigan must discover what it truly means to be a Rider and a hero of the realm–and what sacrifices must be made to truly heal from her past.
A warrior. A demon. One girl between them. This is a game. She is the prize. Hail wanted to play, but she did not know the stakes. Her mind. Her soul. Her purity. Now she is an innocent caught between two very different types of monster. Her body is a battleground, territory to be claimed. One after another, they take turns claiming her. Before long the demon’s corruption has reached her core. The beast toys with her, making her submit to his every twisted desire. She is his puppet. His pet. But not yet his prize. The master warrior who rescued her once before may do so again. Only one thing is certain. The game has just begun. Amazon KU
Whether you like sweet or steamy, this divine collection of stories about gods and goddesses will hit all the right spots. The stars have aligned for an anthology of epic proportions. Get ready for some heavenly heat and supernatural sweetness as we bring you 6 stories by our stellar lineup of authors. Whether you like sweet or steamy, this divine collection of stories about gods and goddesses will hit all the right spots. The stars have aligned for an anthology of epic proportions. Get ready for some heavenly heat and supernatural sweetness as we bring you fourteen stories by our stellar lineup of authors.
Murder. Vengeance. Betrayal. Fire is in their blood. Three sisters torn apart by grief, centuries-long war, impossible choices, marriage, and death. Survival is the only way forward, and to save their kingdom, they must unite with unlikely allies, put aside differences, accept the parts of them they kept hidden deep within, and find their way back to each other. Or be vanquished by their enemies.
Aish protects the brave. Amazon KU
A faerie with a new mission. A man with a secret. A vicious murder that must be solved before the killer can strike again…Imogen never expected to be starting over at 42, but after learning her husband has cheated, she’s facing a new reality of being alone and supporting herself. When a grisly murder occurs in Central Park and rumors of a lycanthrope on the prowl abound, the police make her an offer she can’t refuse. They’ll hire her to use her fae powers to help solve it. Not only does investigating the crime unlock the faerie inside that’s been calling to Imogen, she instantly knows Brendan—a bedraggled, homeless man arrested for the crime—is innocent. Though, drawing him out of his shell and getting to the truth is far harder. After living wild for so long, Brendan is unsure how to act or who he can trust. Opening up to Imogen takes time, but if they don’t uncover who is responsible soon, more innocent people could lose their lives. Forced to face their true natures, Imogen and Brendan race against time to solve the crime and discover what is really important to them—each other. Amazon KU
Looking for sizzling paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales full of drool-worthy shifters to knock your socks off? Let us scratch your itch with that special kind of romance only shifters can deliver. We have Lions, Tigers, Bears, Dragons, and more just waiting to claim their fated mates. You might meet your next book boyfriend between the pages.
Love spells aren’t real, right? Of course not, which is why Mila has to figure out why the love bug is suddenly biting harder and faster than all the mosquitoes in Florida combined before an innocent Bigfoot is convicted of murder. Just when Mila thinks she can kick back and relax, though, an honest man starts stealing things with no recollection of doing it. With lost souls still haunting Abaddon’s Gate, Mila begins to suspect that she has more than one spirit causing trouble. The town’s annual Bigfoot convention is in full swing, so she has to get a handle on it post haste. Amazon KU
VS Note: FUC=Furry United Coalition
A FUCN’A graduate, Samantha Andrews is eager to rise in the ranks. The thing is she’s kinda sorta allergic to violence. In other words, things get prickly when this hedgie sniffs danger. When a position opens on campus, she jumps at the chance. Say hello to the new Conflict Resolution & Situation De-escalation Counselor! Of course, acting as a shoulder to lean on for new cadets isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Longing for more, she isn’t prepared for her reaction when a stranger comes to FUCN’A. Especially when he accuses her of criminal activity! Sergio Gravino is just another PRIC visiting the Rockies as far as anyone knows. His real mission is to find the identity thief who has left one shifter brutally injured. Hot on his target’s trail, imagine Sergio’s shock when his prime suspect turns out to be his mate. Can Sammi convince him she’s innocent? *This paranormal romance is an EveL Worlds novella set in Eve Langlais’ Furry United Coalition (F.U.C.) World!
I’m Andy McHale, private investigator. Fugitive from the law. Unregistered Hyperion. In my world, having fire magic is pretty much a death sentence, so let’s just keep that last part a secret. Once, my life was perfect. Then my past caught up with me. Now I’m stuck in a city I despise, trying to outwit the shadowy forces hunting me, and fixing my ruined relationship with Gabriel Vanguard. While he might hate me, we are far from finished. In fact, we’re just getting started. But when I discover my family’s terrible secret, my love life is the least of my problems, as I stay one step ahead of the enemies who framed me for murder. Can I reconcile with Gabriel, uncover my family’s secrets and figure out who wants me dead, all in the same week? I guess we’ll find out. Amazon KU
Having been abandoned by the one person who was supposed to stand by her, Bex never wants to see her fated mate ever again. Instead, she throws herself into raising her daughter. When a dashing man from her past is sent by the High Council to help stop the witch hunters, she has to face the truth about how she feels about him. Curtis has never spent much time around other paranormals, and barely knows how his own shifting powers work. But he thinks there’s a reason he keeps thinking about the beautiful witch he met by chance. If only he could find her again.
Rose has always lived in the shadow of her sister, but when it comes to their prophecy, it’s something they both have to deal with. When a mysterious student turns up at Rose’s room, she knows it could lead to the one thing she can’t let happen, especially as it will condemn her sister as well as her. But no matter how much she knows she needs to resist, she can’t stop herself from falling for his charms. Can she escape her prophecy before it’s too late? Roses Of Regret is an academy retelling of Snow White & Rose Red and part of the Once Upon An Academy series, set at Grimm Academy.
Angels aren’t as pure as we think they are. I have everything going for me in life, everything is in order, except for my brother whose gambling habit is getting out of control. Imagine my surprise when he’s arrested, and the Las Vegas cop who picked him up is none other than the handsome golden boy, Officer Christopher Dominion, whom I’ve met before. But now that my brother and his associations with a criminal underground is affecting me, I need Christopher’s help. And more. I want all of him. What is it about this cop that drives me crazy? Oh, because he’s more than just a police officer. He’s an Angel in disguise. The pragmatic part of my brain can’t accept that. My body, on the other hand . . .What will happen to my brother, to me, to him, when the time comes to bring this criminal gambling enterprise to the ground? What will he sacrifice for a measly human like myself? Amazon KU
Karl Hansen’s greatest skill—besides his ability to develop illegal concoctions—is his instinct for survival. When Karl’s position as head chemist in a drug cartel looks like it might turn deadly, he goes on the lam. Karl’s working as a barista in a small Oregon town—legal concoctions this time—when he meets Avalyn. He’s felled by her, fairy wings and all. She vanishes into the mist, and he’ll brave any danger to find her. Saving fellow refugees from the hidden magical world is all that matters to Avalyn of water Fae. She is on a mission to help the shifters, vampires, elves, and other paranormals who have managed to escape that dangerous world. Then she meets Karl. Though they see each other only once, and only for a moment, she cannot get him out of her mind. But he’s human. He’ll die. Is she willing to spend the rest of her immortal life alone?
Apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her people die. King Harristan and his cruel brother, Prince Corrick, ignore the suffering of their people and react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion, even as a sickness ravages the land. That’s why she and her best friend Wes risk their lives each night to steal the petals of the delicate Moonflower, the only known cure. But it’s not enough to keep everyone she loves safe-or alive. When Prince Corrick commits an act of unspeakable cruelty, Tessa becomes desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds there makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix their world without destroying it first.
VS Note: Horror
Connecticut, 1666. An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector. The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil. To Abitha, a recently widowed outcast, alone and vulnerable in her pious village, he is the only one she can turn to for help. Together, they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan – one that threatens to destroy the entire village, leaving nothing but ashes and bloodshed in their wake. “If it is a devil you seek, then it is a devil you shall have!” This terrifying tale of bewitchery features more than two dozen of Brom’s haunting paintings, fully immersing readers in this wild and unforgiving world.
To save her lover’s life, Lira of Stone swore allegiance to a demigod known as the Dragon. She’s transformed into his weapon—the Dragon’s death-bringer, using her gifts to conquer nations and unleash demons. Yet there’s a part of Lira not even the Dragon can stifle, and the soul-reader must find a way to free herself before he declares war against the gods. After the warrior Reyker Lagorsson attempted to overthrow the Dragon, Reyker’s soul was fractured. Now, he’s a shadow of his former self, and his battle-madness grows stronger by the day. Reyker will stop at nothing to kill the Dragon and his mysterious death-bringer before his curse consumes him. In the final installment of the Frozen Sun Saga, Lira and Reyker face off as enemies, confront their worst nightmares, and make their last stand against the Dragon. But can a god be killed? And if so, at what cost?
Once upon a time, there was a stunningly gorgeous mage named Nikki. They were trapped by evil, horrible Jaeggi mages for ten long years until they were rescued by the brave dragon named Gunter. The grumpy red knight swept in, carrying them off to a fair castle, where they lived happily ever after. That’s how the story’s supposed to go, anyway. Nikki would really like to have that fairytale ending, please and thank you. It’s too bad Gunter is oblivious and the Jaeggi are interfering. Nikki may just have to cook up some explosions to help both situations along, because they’re determined to get their happily ever after. Is there a magic how-to guide on things that go boom? Amazon KU
Just when Georgia Nocturne is adjusting to life as a middle-aged spell hunter, she gets thrown for a loop. A mysterious spell winds up in her hands—one that she and her husband Dane have to decipher or else risk unleashing dangerous magic into the world. So while Georgia is trying to keep people safe, the PTO needs her help, she discovers working with her husband isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, and all the while she still has to put dinner on the table. Worse, there’s a mysterious wizard on the loose. He calls himself the Gator and he’s determined to wreak havoc in her small town. Can Georgia discover the secrets of the spell, stop the Gator, and be a perfect wife? Probably not. But she’ll have fun trying. Amazon KU
I grew up with them, the creatures of the night, the blood suckers, the monsters. The vampires. I knew vampires before I could walk, not that I knew what they really were. I knew they weren’t really like me. They looked like me and they could act like me, but we were fundamentally different. I was human, just like my parents, and when I turned eighteen, I decided to work for the vampires after college, too. We had worked for their nest for over five generations and I wanted to continued that tradition. But then, the master of the nest died. He’d practically raised me, my mother, my father, and everyone before us. He had looked at humans working for the nest as part of the nest. We were members of the family, even though we weren’t immortal or drank blood. He kept tight control and accidents were so rare I had never seen one happen. The new master of the nest is not so kind or good at the job. We need help. I need help. The new master is letting the vampires get out of control. Bodies are starting to pile up and even the other staff is at risk. I’m Everly Abbott and I need a solution to this before more people get killed. But the solution might be more dangerous than the problem. Amazon KU
Ila is a selkie — a seal shapeshifter — whose time for mating has arrived. Ryan is incredibly sexy, but he’s also suspicious of everything she says and does. Ryan Harris has come to Galapagos to solve the mystery of what happened to his father decades earlier. His only clue comes in the form of a naked woman who greets him on his arrival. Will the lies Ila‘s told keep them apart?
Logan Bradley has no idea why he’s been chosen for this assignment. If someone in the Miami office is a traitor, Universe should have sent an experienced psychic sensitive. Not Logan, a gravity-bending orphan from the streets. Meeting the sexy-as-hell head of the office, Valentina Tower, is a punch to his gut, but he tells his hormones to stand down. If someone in Miami has gone rogue, it’s his job to take action. No matter who’s guilty. Valentina is no fool. In sending Logan, Headquarters must suspect someone on her team has been turned by Night Stars or worse, Whisper. Despite an instant spark between them that has nothing to do with her electricity talent, she’s not putting her team—or her heart—in the hands of a man who can use gravity as a weapon. Almost from the moment they meet, a chaotic talent strikes again and again, probing for weaknesses in their defenses—and their psyches. Forced to draw close and guard each other’s backs, passion pulls them under, making them perfect targets for a danger that’s closer than either of them ever guessed. Amazon KU
A harvest moon. A hidden clue. What’s an amateur sleuth to do? Witches, psychics, and supernatural sidekicks. 16 magical mysteries await! Solve cryptic cases, unravel celestial clues, and investigate lunar legends in this exciting collection of paranormal cozy mystery short stories from your favorite witchy authors. If you’re looking for page-turning mysteries to keep you entertained this Hallow’s Eve, your search is over! Amazon KU
My plan to tear apart the Vampire Clan of Baltimore from the inside worked. Maybe a little too well.
Now lines have been drawn in the sand, and a battle is brewing. The wrinkly old bastard Tyresius has declared war on me and everyone I care about, and he’s planning to let vampires run rampant all over Baltimore… unless we find a way to stop him. Never mind that our “army” consists of me, a half-dead vampire prince, the sweetest, most cuddly vampire in the history of time, and a brooding vampire whose heart might still belong to the woman he loved over a century ago. Oh, and two humans, one of whom is blood-bonded to my mortal enemy. Listen, I didn’t say we’d win this war.
But as long as Tyresius is still alive, we’re sure as hell going to fight. And if we go down? We’ll go down swinging. Amazon KU
My past will catch up with me. It will catch up with me not. My past will catch up with me—Teagan has finally found a home and a werewolf pack in the supernatural town of Greyhaven. She escaped her captors, and now she has a stable job and five werewolf mates. Well, two are actually her mates, and she has three werewolves that treat her like their friend while she lusts after them. For the first time in a very long time, Teagan has everything to lose…Of course, the universe won’t just let her be happy. Someone powerful is attempting to destroy Grayhaven’s mystical defenses from the outside, and Teagan was the one who unwittingly caused the magical breach. The very fabric of the town is in danger, and it’s all Teagan’s fault. Can she and her mates discover the truth behind the attacks before their safe haven turns on them? Amazon KU
The town sheriff with a smile I can’t refuse is hot on my tail—I mean trail. Considering I am the mayor, it’s really annoying. My late husband, the last mayor, was tangled up in something and I’m trying to figure out what, especially since I’m pretty sure it led to his death. And a sexy cowboy sheriff poking his nose in my business only makes things more complicated. But the more time we spend together, the more I can’t help admiring his dedication to his work. And the broad expanse of his shoulders. And the way his pants mold to his backside …We can never work, though. Not in the long run. Even if our night together might ruin me for anyone else, I’m determined that it can only be one time. Except we can’t seem to keep our hands off each other. But nothing good can last forever, and secrets are always bound to come out, including one that won’t be a secret in about nine months. Amazon KU
Is it just a nightmare or a premonition? The suburban witch, Lucy Heron isn’t sure, but she has a bad feeling something is coming, not just for her family, but the entire city. Sometimes intuition isn’t wrong…Shadow Men are on the prowl, trying to return the world to shadow by fulfilling a prophecy. A prophecy that would plunge Los Angeles, then the world, into darkness. It could be the end of the world as humans know it. Magicals are losing their shadows resulting in comas, and eventually death. Lucy and the Silver Griffins need to track down who’s behind it and put a stop to it fast. Lives, and maybe the world, depend on it. Meanwhile the small fry in the Heron Family have been busy. The Mini Griffins and the Underfoot Brigade have magical tasks of their own. Can all three groups achieve their goals and save their friends and family? Amazon KU
VS Note: From AUG 31
What am I? The question gnaws at my insides, keeping me up at night. I was never human, not with shifter blood running through my veins. But now I know I’m more than that. I’ve touched magic. Some say I’m a goddess reborn, and that scares me almost as much as not knowing. I don’t want to be that. I want to be me. I want to forge my own destiny, not be forced into one. But if I want to choose my path, I’ll need to deal with a few problems first. Starting with the god I just robbed who isn’t about to let me go. In fact, he’s sent a whole swarm of demons after me. Then, there’s the insane brother of the god who I’m Soulbound to. Oh, and to top it all off, my old Alpha has found a way to make himself immortal. Everyone can control their powers, except for me. And it’s about time I changed that. Maybe then I can save my family and have the strength to be with the man I secretly long for. But can I unlock the secret inside of me before time runs out? Because the next Wild Moon is almost here, and when it comes, everything is going to change one last time. Amazon KU
Jane used to hunt vampires, but now she’s their queen. She’s holed up in the mountains with the Yellowrock Clan, enjoying a little peace, when a surprise attack on her people proves that trouble is brewing. Someone is using very old magic to launch a bid for power, and it’s all tied to the place where Jane was first drawn into the world of Leo Pellissier—the city of New Orleans. Jane is compelled to return to NOLA because someone is trying to destabilize the paranormal world order. And because she now sits near the top of the vampire world, the assault is her problem. She will do what she must to protect what’s hers. Her city. Her people. Her power. Her crown.
The Human Shifter…After years spent as a mad scientist’s experiment, Quinn is free with only one plan. Protect the child she’s carrying at all costs. Until she begins manifesting strange physiological changes. At least for a human. Growls she could explain, but the claws sprouting from her fingertips are another story. A Super Solider…Mitch took one look at Quinn and knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her. She called to something inside him, a part that had been silent for too long. From the moment he first swept her up into his arms, he vowed he’d do whatever it took to protect her. No matter the cost. Mine…From the first shot fired to the last, blood will spill as will secrets until there’s nothing left but the call of something that should never have survived but did. There’s something growing stronger inside her. Something born in blood and ready to claim vengeance. Just as soon as they claim their mate. Author’s Note: Although each book features a different couple, this series is best enjoyed when read in order.
Eli Channing was just a man on top of the world, successful, married to Ivy, the woman of his dreams. Then one night, they’re attacked, and she’s murdered by vampires beyond salvation. Eli was saved, recruited to join the elite vampire wardens, a keeper of silence and peace between humans and other beings, but in his heart is the desire for revenge. Nearly a century later, a woman named Ivy who writes fictional vampire novels appears in his path. This new Ivy stirs familiar feelings and dark primal passion in him. But she’s not his Ivy. Or is she? Soon, Eli will discover what comes around goes around, and those we are connected to share a bond with us that cannot be broken. As Eli seeks the mystery of this new Ivy’s connection to him, he will come face to face with the vampire who killed his wife. And he will face the hard truth of why she died and how he might be to blame.
Power is only transferred, never lost. For the first time in shifter history, our community is plagued by internal conflict. Packs are turning on each other. Rogues are under the control of an unknown force. And a power vacuum has left all of us with no clear path to peace. I already lost my mate to the chaos, but there’s no time to grieve. As my sister comes to terms with her place in our family’s legacy, I’m ripped away to a secret community that intends to transfer ultimate power to me. It’s not the life I envisioned, and training for the role means facing dangers I’m not prepared for. It also brings me face-to-face with Paxton Glass. I don’t want a second chance, especially not with someone like the enigmatic fighter who doesn’t know how to take no for an answer. But the fates always have their say. Amazon KU
QUEEN TAKES DARKNESS 2 by Joely Sue Burkhart
VS Note: Not a fan of the cover.
Catapulted by her newfound power, Helayna Ironheart escaped the endless darkness of Hel to the human world. She even managed to free her three guardian Blood from their stone gargoyles by giving them her blood. But escaping the infinite coils of the world serpent is only the beginning of her journey through Darkness. Her dark alfar Blood know nothing of this world, and she barely remembers what it means to be a vampire queen. Let alone how to run a nest or negotiate with other queens. Then her brother drops off a scared, traumatized queen on her doorstep with blazing sun-demons hot on her trail. Sun and Darkness have never mixed—and Karmen’s solar power threatens to obliterate everything Helayna holds dear. She needs more power to hold her own. But to call more Blood, she will need to go back into the Darkness…The one place she swore never to return. Amazon KU
VS Note: Contains previously published novellas.
A sexy ghost, a demon, a vampire, a Drag Queen, and a Halfling find their true mates in this small town. Born for You (Paranormal B&B 1): Matson — Being gay in my little town? It’s not been easy. The ghost of a murdered man tugs at my heartstrings. Is he real, or just a figment of my imagination? Born an Empty Soul (Paranormal B&B 2): Killian — I’m a singer in a famous indie band, but I’ve been alone for a century, living off others’ pain — until I meet my mates. Now I have to do everything I can to convince them they are mine, or I’ll die. Born a Changeling (Paranormal B&B 3): Ben — I try not to let my daughter have everything she wants, but I can’t say no to keeping the large cat she finds while we’re on vacation. Then the cat turns into a very sexy man who crashes into my life and steals my heart. Born A Halfling (Paranormal B&B 4): Jessie — I met Michael in Afghanistan, and helped the injured Marine heal in body and soul. When we meet again at Chasers, a gay bar, where he’s a Drag Queen, I still want him — and the man he’s in love with. Born a Demon (Paranormal B&B 5): Conner — I never thought I’d want a future with another man, but I want one with Rager, a demon from a different dimension. I can forgive his past transgressions, but is happiness really possible when I learn my entire life has been a lie?
VS Note: From AUG 11
Clinging to hope on the front lines of battle, these heroes vow to persevere as fires rise and shadows fall before them. New heroes (and heroines!) will arise to conquer faraway lands and defeat the forces of evil threatening to destroy their world. Alliances will be forged. Kingdoms will meet their demise. Betrayal will haunt their steps. And their wrath will be felt. But these gallant protagonists will complete their quests, even when they struggle to find a guiding light to pull them through the darkness. Experience the riveting clashing of swords and duels of magic throughout these page-turning tales of dragons, mages, mythical creatures, crooked conjurers and treacherous villains. Follow each compelling character as they are forced to choose between fulfilling their personal desires and altering the fate of their world to realize a destiny they oftentimes didn’t decide for themselves. Amazon KU
On my last stakeout for Quest Investigations, I nearly got clotheslined by a grove of angry dryads. I expected my bosses to reprimand me, but instead they handed me my first solo assignment. Me! Matt Steinitz, the only human on the Quest roster! Okay, so the mission isn’t exactly demanding. Obviously, the bosses wanted to give me something they think I can’t screw up. I’m determined to show them what I can do, however, so I dive right in with no complaints. At first glance, it looks as simple as baiting a hook: A selkie’s almost-ex-husband is vandalizing his boat with unwanted deliveries of deceased sea life. All I have to do is document the scene, tell the ex to cease and desist, and present the bill for property damages. Boom. Mission accomplished, another Quest success, and as a bonus, I get to keep my job. But then things get…complicated. Suspicious undercurrents muddy up my oh-so-easy case. Nothing is as clear as it should be. And the biggest complication? My inappropriate attraction to the client, who may not be as blameless as he claims. Turns out those dead herrings aren’t the only things that stink about this situation. Dammit. Five Dead Herrings is the first in the Quest Investigations M/M paranormal mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. Amazon KU
You’d think as the princess to the House of Death, that I would be looked at with respect. You would be wrong. A reject—that’s the best way to describe how I’m treated. All because I’m a hybrid. The Monarchs of Hell revere pure bloodlines and perfection above all else, and in their eyes…I’m a mutt.
Good thing Dear Old Dad, the Grim Reaper, has never once looked at me as anything other than his favorite child. Well, I’m his only child, but semantics. Suddenly he has tasked me with the job of going to the Council Summit in his place. An event that happens once every century to determine which Royal House will be voted into the Supreme position. A position people would kill for.
Why he thought the person they all regard as trash, is the right person to represent our House is beyond me, but I come to find myself grateful for this chance. Because it allows me to meet them.
The princes of each of the other five Houses who make me feel like an equal for the first time in my life. They ignite a fire within me that I’ve never felt before and it scares me. It’s the type of need that I’ve hoped to never feel due to that side of me… my Succubus side. Because what they don’t know is that I’m a fatal attraction. A kiss with me is the kiss of death. Literally. While attempting to convince myself and them that this can’t work, we’re thrown into a war between the six houses for control.
Who will survive in this game of deceit and seduction? Amazon KU
I could no longer run from my past. It had caught up to me, and I was now faced with the reality that Pastor Malcolm may not be my biggest problem. There was something far more terrifying waiting in the shadows that threatened everything and everyone in my life. Something that was setting my world ablaze in a flame that I may not survive. This is a slow/medium burn fantasy RH that features a naive but strong MFC with a troubled past and a secret about what she really is. Come meet Maya and her protective and possessive dragon shifters! Amazon KU
VS Note: This is Terry Bolryder writing as Domino Savage. She explained the new additional pen name on her Facebook page so I’m not giving away a secret here.
He looks like an angel, acts like a demon and has the powers of a god…and I’m his pet. When I found out I was the omega of my wolf pack in the celestial havens, I felt like dying. When I was stoned for rejecting the son of the pack’s alpha, I almost died for real. But it turns out the town’s hellion is actually possessed, so I managed to turn things around on them. Too bad it just meant they called in the archangels, the powerful celestial enforcers, to end me. That’s how Sam, the dangerous bad boy of the archangels, came into my life. As my executioner. With his ethereal beauty, tattoos and magnificent black wings, everything about him screams fallen angel. But Sam hasn’t fallen at all. He’s at the very top of the food chain. And I quickly see how capable he is of ending life…or saving it. So when he offers me a deal that leads to me being on a leash and him sparing me a bloody death, I’m apt to take it. Even if it means I’m now on the most dangerous journey of my life. Outside my sheltered haven, beyond the veil, to find out what I really am…Besides the demon’s pet. Amazon KU
STEPH – For years we were friends. I helped him through his messy divorce…Watched him struggle with moving on…I was there when he got promoted to fire chief. It was like we were meant to be…
Still he refused on account of being “professional.” What more could I even do to get his attention?
Until a chance meeting at the store that led to dinner…And more…NOAH – She was just a friend.
But God was she beautiful. I couldn’t have her—even though my heart told me she was mine.
Employer-employee relationships were off limits. Until that night at her house…After that, she was all I could think about. Random meetings? I think not. Chance isn’t real—fates align. Amazon KU
He’s my fake husband. Our kingdom’s only hope. And he has no idea that I’m desperately in love with him. I’m not strong and powerful like my brothers. I’m just a princess. A rather spoiled princess. My skills will not help us win this war. But turns out, my mischievous mind and diplomatic mouth are perfect for subterfuge. By marrying Sol–a magic-wielder–I can sweet talk our way directly into the enemy’s headquarters where Sol can destroy the source of their power. I just can’t let myself get distracted by my fake husband’s stormy eyes, or the gentle pressure of his hand on my arm as we exchange pleasantries with fellow dignitaries. Pull it together, princess. Your people come first. Amazon KU
They’ve put a new mentor on my case… and she frustrates the hell out of me. It’s the way she talks, the way she looks at me through her glasses. So sleek and polished, so… composed. She doesn’t understand that life is sheer, brute survival. That someone from her privileged, cozy world has nothing to teach me. I can tell that she finds me intimidating, like most people do. It’s my height, the way I move, the tattoos on my arms. It’s the fact that I’ve never really mastered the art of smiling.
But really, what does a guy like me have to smile about? I may be stuck with her, but she’s also stuck with me. And I am tougher than her, I know it. I will find her soft spot, the place where she’s most vulnerable. I will find out exactly what it takes to crack her carefully manicured façade. I just hope that I don’t crack before she does. Amazon KU
VS Note: Authors warn there may be cliffhangers in the series.
Bow or bleed. A decision all Noir angels must make. Because I’m their king. It wasn’t my choice. I assumed the position after the prisoners of this nightmare reformatory went after my mates. Auric is my commander, even if I’m the one giving the orders. He worships the dukedom, the princess, soon to be our queen. Layla is my crown, my purpose, the sheer essence of life. She’s the key. The key to unlocking the darkness in my soul. There is no reform. No restitution. Only retaliation and fear. I’ll decorate my throne with the broken wings of my enemies. Their blood will run like a river, a red carpet at my feet. The games have just begun. The players have been cast. And in this world of darkness and sin, all will bow to their king. Amazon KU
When the Alpha of the Silvercrest Pack dies, I’m in line to take his place. I don’t want it, but it’s my responsibility, so suck it up, yeah? I’m not happy when I find that with the role comes a Fated Mate that I want nothing to do with. I’m not one to settle down. I like playing the field. I live for it. But when the connection becomes too strong for me to deny, I have a fight on my hands for her affection. Turns out she is as turned off by me as I was with her in the beginning. Innocent, sweet and kind, she is the exact opposite of me and the women I usually hang with. Dark, depraved and sarcastic are words I’d use to describe me. I have no way to connect with her because I don’t understand her. As I struggle to find my way ruling the Pack, along with the confusion of the Fated Mate connection, I find myself lost, alone and spiralling out of control. The only one who can save me, doesn’t want me. How will this end for me? Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my Badari Warrior backist is LANDON. Here I tried to come up with a scenario where the Alpha would stand in the way of the warrior and his desired mate. I also had great fun beginning the novel in a kind of dystopian setting in a Khagrish lab where nearly all the enemy had died of that pernicious mountain fever and left the prisoners trapped.
When unexpected circumstances give her a chance to escape from an alien scientist’s lab after she’s been tortured, Mandy Rennegar knew she should run for the hills with the other prisoners. There’s one more special captive who hasn’t been freed, however, and she decides to risk everything to help him. Mandy’s not leaving anyone behind.
Captured by the enemy on a scouting trip, Landon of the Badari has been pushed beyond his limits of sanity and strength by the Khagrish experiments and waits to die…until the human woman sets him free and takes him into the wilderness with her on a desperate trek to freedom. If he could only regain his memory, he’s sure there’s a sanctuary on the planet where his people could help them both.
As Mandy and Landon flee the pursuing Khagrish new challenges arise, including secrets from the past which could destroy the growing attraction between them. Difficult choices have to be made, putting Mandy’s life at risk and Landon discovers the Khagrish have left a lasting mark on his mind.
Will they reach the Badari sanctuary in time? Can their love survive Mandy’s revelations? Will the Alpha of the Badari give them a chance to be together or will he allow her to die when Landon risks everything to save his fated mate?
VS: Just for FUN! Tiffany Roberts did a special video with a group of us scifi romance aothors “handing off” our books to each other!
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