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).
ALIEN HUNTER’S CAPTIVE (SCOVEIN MATES BOOK 3) by Sophia Sebell
They told me I’d go into the wormhole. In and out, two hours. Then I’d get an enormous amount of money. They didn’t tell me something might come out of the thing first. Just as I was about to enter the wormhole, a terrifying monster emerged and took control of my mind. Before I could release it onto the unsuspecting Earth, a huge blue beast of a man came barreling out of the wormhole and tackled the horrifying creature. Long story very short, the three of us wound up somewhere we should not have been. The monster escaped and I was left alone with the blue man, Zaltas. He barely had on clothes and the tight pants he wore could barely contain all that he had to offer, his bulging calves, thick thighs, and well…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon KU
LOVE ON IMPACT (COSMIC KISSED) by Alana Khan
Lumina –It’s been ninety years since the last man was born on Earth. When the government allows three alien species to help us repopulate, I set my sights on a Draalian male. It felt like winning the lottery when one literally fell from the sky. What should have been a dream turns into a nightmare when I’m stranded in a remote cave with the galaxy’s most pissed off male. Because of our language barrier, I don’t understand why this intriguing male is so angry, but under the covers our bodies speak eloquently. Zoriss – Not only was I abducted and brought to another planet, my stasis capsule malfunctioned. Instead of drifting into unconsciousness, I stayed awake for three interminable months unable to move or even scratch an itch. There was a lot of time to think during my journey, but only one thought pulsed through my mind. Revenge! Although I want to blame her, Lumina’s gentle touch and affection soften my heart, and her passion sets me on fire. Learning my brother is in peril, I have to rescue him. Must I choose between my brother and the woman I’ve grown to love? Amazon KU
LOVE UNCAGED (COSMIC KISS) by Alana Khan
Sold, caged, and expected to mate, Zorn is furious at his captors. He and the brother he’s psychically linked to were stolen by pirates and delivered to Earth. Confined with a free-spirited woman who had no part in his kidnapping, he is surprised by their unexpected passion. Compelled by an urgent need to rescue his brother, he has no intention of falling in love. Is it too late? Annora – Most men on Earth died ninety years ago. I’ve never even seen one. To preserve our population, authorities now allow aliens to mate with select women. Driven by a misguided need to provide me a mate, my mother buys a black market Draalian and locks me in with him hoping our chemistry will ignite. Didn’t she know I find his reptilian species repulsive? Although I help him escape, I don’t expect to enjoy his company. I definitely never dreamed I’d yearn for his touch. Zorn – When Annora agrees to help me find my brother, I have no idea our lives will be in danger on our desperate cross-country chase. I can’t help falling more deeply for this feisty, resourceful woman with every mile we travel. It’s too bad I can’t stay. Amazon KU
THORN BEARER: THORNRAVEN VOLUME THREE (THE TWELVE SYSTEMS CHRONICLES BOOK 10) by EG Manetti
VS Note: Many readers have been waiting impatiently for this next book in the series! One clicked…
Four years ago, Lilian left the First System ruined, indentured, and in peril of execution. Now as the Nightingale flies toward the Thirteenth System, she returns to the glittering spires of Pinnacle City, triumphant and soon to be consort to the ruthless and powerful Lucius Mercio. With her dreams within reach, she discovers disturbing clues to the identities of the Despoilers, a vile sect bent on returning the Twelve Systems to bloody anarchy. Beset by ominous prophecy and dire Guild revelations, Lilian must set aside her desires to accept a thorn bearer’s duty—a quest to uncover the leaders of these ancient adversaries of order. With his cartouche and cartel weakened by his kinsman’s betrayal, Lucius must let Lilian complete her quest alone. Resolved to protect her from afar, Lucius will utilize every resource at his command. But even his considerable shadow may be too small to save her from a web of deceit and corruption that exceeds their worst imaginings. With their enemy’s reach far greater than they feared, Lucius must race to forge new alliances and exploit old ones before the Despoilers lay waste to the Twelve Systems. In the uncharted expanse of the Thirteenth System, Lucius and Lilian will risk all to defeat the forces of darkness.
MARY AND THE MINOTAUR (ALIEN ABDUCTION BOOK 13) by Honey Phillips
VS Note: always happy to have a new book from her to report!
Although Mary has never had an easy life, she has always tried her best to maintain an optimistic outlook. But when she is abducted by aliens, it is difficult to find anything positive in the experience. When she is temporarily abandoned by her kidnappers, she hopes to escape their clutches forever. Instead, she soon finds herself in even more trouble. Her only hope is a huge bull-like alien who should terrify her. Instead, her heart says to trust him. Sendat has been working as an undercover agent for far too long. Although he believes in his mission, he fears he is becoming as heartless as those he seeks to bring to justice. And then he encounters a small, curvy female who awakens long-hidden feelings. In order to protect her, he is forced to play a role he despises – and yet, she does not pull away from him. On the run and not sure who to trust, all Sendat knows is that he has to protect Mary. But even if he succeeds, will he have any choice except to give her up?
UNEARTHLY (BEAUTY AND HER ALIEN BOOK 1) by Katie Jane Gallagher
Once upon a time, an alien prince craving solitude docked his spaceship above the snowy Montana mountains. Unbeknownst to him, a small-town beauty searched for her missing father in the lonely winter woods…When Corinne Kaminski volunteers to take her father’s place on the alien’s sprawling, desolate ship, she regards it as a death sentence. But just as the alien promised, no harm befalls her in her strange new home, where the walls talk, a dense hothouse flourishes, and sim rooms transport the user to any place imaginable. The ship’s only other occupant, Del, is shocking to look at. Beastly, some might say. But Corinne finds herself unable to look away. Yet a gilded cage is still a cage, and Corinne longs for freedom. Her instincts might be pushing her toward friendship with Del—and something more than friendship, perhaps—but at what cost? Amazon KU
STARCROSSED (BEAUTY AND HER ALIEN BOOK 2) by Katie Jane Gallagher
It’s all very well to make out with an alien prince. A few kisses should be harmless—right? Yet that alien prince is the only male present on the spaceship that serves as Corinne Kaminski’s gilded prison. Faced with a thorny status quo, Corinne begrudgingly keeps plotting her escape, despite her growing feelings for Del. Complicating matters even more is the sudden, grand entrance of Del’s sisters onto the ship. The two cunning princesses would be most unhappy to learn that their brother, heir to the throne of Ailopt, has his eye on a human girl from Montana—and that said human girl returns his affection. Then a chance at freedom becomes tantalizingly close, just when things are heating up behind closed doors. Corinne will have to decide what’s more important: returning home for good or taking a chance on cosmic love? Amazon KU
HIS ALIEN VESSEL (ABDUCTED BY THE MANDORIAN FERTILITY SCIENTISTS BOOK 1) by Sasha Caine
Sienna Jones just landed her dream job, and she’s almost positive that her boyfriend of five years is finally going to pop the question.Life is good…Until a big blue portal appears in the middle of her office and a giant green man with undulating tentacles appears with an announcement: Sienna’s the first test subject harvested for Project Regenerate.Whisked away from everything she knows, Sienna fights tooth and nail to avoid the poking and prodding from the overbearing aliens keeping her captive. She’s got to do something, anything, to free herself. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
AWOL ALIEN (COSMIC KISSED) by Kelsey Nicole Price
Charlie – When alien males started arriving, it brought hope to Earth. Alien mates are the hottest thing on the planet—but only if you can afford one and your tests guarantee alien hybrid babies are in your near future. And guess what? I don’t meet either requirement. Condemned to watch from the sidelines, I convinced myself that helping others get their happily ever after was good enough…until I saw him. Straxx. Shy and massive, I’ve never seen another Draalian like him. And when he needs my help I don’t hesitate no matter the consequences. Now I am back on my family farm, licking my wounds and trying to forget the only male who made me want to risk everything for just a chance.
When the universe puts him in my path for the second time, can I defy the odds and keep the one male who can give me my very own happily ever after? Straxx – When ships landed on Draal seeking males to relocate to a planet called Earth, I knew it was my one chance to find a female who won’t care that I am different. On Draal I am considered nothing more than a reject, an unworthy male who has been unwanted since I took my first breath. Earth promises something different—a place where any male can be chosen. I arrive full of hope only to be passed over again and again because I can’t work up the courage to even speak to a female. Amazon KU
SLAMMER: MOST WANTED ALIEN BRIDES #1 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Candice Gilmer
When the Intergalactic Dating Agency mistakes a prison ship for their new clients looking for mates, cyborg Kolvin jumps at the opportunity. A new life, with the bonus of a ready-made wife? How can this go badly? But when Kolvin meets his mate, she winds up not being what he expects. She drives him crazy. She’s not even from his dimension. His Craving, however, wants what it wants, and he finds himself at the mercy of it. Tina Craige, an archaeologist from Earth, is pretty sure she’s dead. After all, one does not walk through an excavated arch and wind up in another dimension. Especially not in one where a giant cyborg humanoid wants her as a mate. When she discovers that he’s traumatized from being held prisoner of war, she can’t bring herself to abandon him. Not yet. She has thirty days to accept this giant cyborg as her mate, PTSD and all, or return to her dimension and Earth, as if she’d never left. And never see, or remember, him again. Will she be able to give up everything for her cyborg mate?
SONG OF THE SOULLESS (ATLANTIS LEGACY BOOK 4) by Lindsey Fairleigh
Earth is doomed, but humanity still has a fighting chance…Cora, the reincarnation of the powerful Amazon warrior, Persephone, already died to protect Earth once before. She’s not about to let her sacrifice be in vain. Backed up by a dream team of humans and Olympians, Cora races against the clock to save what she can of the planet—and people—she loves from the ruthless Tsakali invaders. As the clock ticks down, she fears she made a grave mistake. By refusing to abandon either of her people, she may have inadvertently doomed both. Amazon KU
IN THE DEEP (ESCAPE VELOCITY BOOK 2) by Kelly Jennings
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but is a scifi release of note.
Velocity Wrachant and the crew of the Susan Calvin have been working in Pirian Space for three years, doing adjunct work for the Pirian fleet. When they are offered a mission in Republic Space, they know this is their chance to be taken in as full members of the fleet. And the job looks safe enough: they are to rescue some Pirian fleet members out of contract labor, while also learning what they can about local insurgencies. The planet they are sent to, Durbin, is in Republic-held space. But it’s at the fringes of that space, in the seldom patrolled area known as The Deep. Velocity takes the mission, hoping to get in and out without attracting the attention of the powerful, and hostile, Combines. Once they reach the planet, however, they learn that the political situation there is far more complicated—and dangerous—than they expected.
Scientist Leigh Readon and her colleagues have done the unimaginable. They’ve invented a machine that can transport matter to other platforms of the same machine. When the US government gets wind, they want it shut down immediately, or so they say. In an effort to save the technology from falling into the wrong hands, the group deletes all of the schematics and research information, and Leigh takes the risk of transporting herself to France where one of their landing pads is located. When she gets there, she plans to give the French scientists a heads up. Only she doesn’t land in the France she expected. She finds herself among…cavemen? Is that even possible? Accepting her fate, Leigh tries to navigate the primitive world of the Stone Age, and soon finds herself in the arms of her hero, Roog, who protects her from the elements and the not so friendly inhabitants, and teaches her the way of his people. The other scientists are still trying to figure out where she is, or worse, when she is. With the government breathing down their necks and trying to shut them down, can they find her before it’s too late? If given the chance, would Leigh go back to her time, or make a life for herself with Roog?
STORGIN (WARRIORS OF THE GOLDEN MERIDIAN BOOK 4) by Ava York and Starr Huntress
I’ve found her. Touched her silken skin. And then she ran from me. I will do anything to find her.
My mate. Amazon KU
The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it’s to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister’s death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.
POSSESSED (FATED MATES OF THE KALIXIAN WARRIORS BOOK 11) by Preslay Hall
My sister found love with a dashing alien warrior, but I’m too practical for something like that to ever happen to me. Right? Now that Nadia is happily settled into her new life with Zatir, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. I was the protective older sibling for so long, I’ve forgotten who I am besides that. I need to make my own life on this strange new planet. Need to figure out how I fit in here. So when a natural disaster strikes a remote village on Kalix, I volunteer to go help with the rescue mission. I want to pay back a little of the debt I owe these fierce alien warriors. But I didn’t know he would be coming too. Vrale. The brawny Kalixian who always seems to get under my skin in a way that no one else can. He’s older than most of the other warriors, and there’s something about his quiet, stoic demeanor that draws me to him. He’s haunted by something from his past, although I don’t know what it is. And even though he’s not looking for a mate any more than I am…Sometimes fate has other plans. Amazon KU
SITHE (BLADES OF ARRIS BOOK 1) by Starla Night
It’s a routine mission. Hunt down the ones who dared – dared – steal our sacred procreation metal from us, the rulers of the empire. The Arrisans conquered Earth in a day. They smashed into our helpless planet like a wrecking ball, and overnight, everything changed. That’s what our history books say. The truth is, I’ve never seen an Arrisan face-to-face. But when my lone medical ship is attacked by ruthless pirates, the nightmare that hunts them down is no hero. Cloaked in assassin’s gray, metal scythes fused to his wrist-bones, he is the grim reaper of the conquerors. The Arrisan elite special forces. A blade. Luckily for me, he’s in a good mood now that he’s the last man standing in the blood-soaked ruins of my bridge, so he lets me live. After all, I’m just a lesser. Clearly I’m no threat. Until his body starts reacting to mine.
ALIEN WARRIOR’S DEVOTION (VAXXLIAN MATCHMAKERS BOOK 3) by Sue Mercury
After escaping war-torn Earth, Skylar seeks refuge on planet New Vaxx, where she’s expected to take a Vaxxlian warrior as a husband. Eager for a fresh start, she longs to settle down with one of the huge, protective aliens. But when Vaxxlian Matchmakers informs her that her one true soulmate has perished, she’s heartbroken, even though she never actually met the male. When she’s matched to a widowed Vaxxlian instead—as a marriage of convenience—she worries she’ll never find happiness with the gruff, controlling warrior named Tahrin. She can’t help but think she should’ve never visited Vaxxlian Matchmakers in the first place. What if she’s made a terrible mistake?
CONSUMED (TRIBES BOOK 5) by Milana Jacks
Tash – I sleep, hunt, and fight. Until Imani. A smart, kind female with a body made for breeding.
I keep her out of the Games, she takes care of my house. And tempts me until I no longer care if she’s a goddess or not. Big mistake. Huge. For the goddess Bera requires the ultimate sacrifice. My life. Imani – From the moment I was captured, I’ve been walking a tightrope. What the Ra can’t breed or worship, they eat. I can’t have young. And if Tash suspects there’s a goddess lurking inside me, I’ll be really screwed. Turns out, I’m screwed. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Described as “Firefly meets The Expanse.”
Environmental disasters and AI armies have caused the human population of Earth to flee. They lie scattered across space stations and colonies, overcrowded and suffering. The Earth is cut off by the Interdiction Zone: a network of satellites that prevents any escape from the planet. The incredible cost of maintaining it has crippled humanity, who struggle under the totalitarian yoke of the Sol Commonwealth government. Many have been driven to the edge of society, taking any work offered, criminal and otherwise, in order to survive. The crew of the Arcus are just such people. Through the Interdiction Zone, a world of priceless artifacts awaits, provided anyone is crazy enough to make the run. With fuel running low and cred accounts even lower, the Arcus’ survival might depend on taking the job. Yet on arrival on Earth, the crew discovers that what remains of their world is not as they have been told, and the truth may bring the entire Sol Commonwealth tumbling down.
CONSUMED BY THE STORMBROUGHT (GUARDIANS OF RE’UTU BOOK 1) by Maddie Syn
Ember – I was only trying to save a little boy from a deadly situation, but my sudden bout of altruism turned my world upside down. Next thing I know, I’m waking up on a distant planet under the watchful eye of a strait-laced alien warrior, far from the only life I’ve ever known. Kiango: When I caught Ember, she was nothing more than a stepping stone to securing my legacy. But it seems the gods have other ideas for her. Soon, I’m fighting to keep her close while enemies within the palace are trying to tear us apart. Now I have to choose between my future as a Guardian and my woman.
STOLEN (ICE WORLD WARRIORS BOOK 4) by Jessica Grayson
When we crashed on an ice world, I killed my A’kai master. With few supplies and no food, I decide to take shelter in an nearby cave to wait out a snowstorm. As soon as I enter, a low growl tells me that I’m not alone. Luken is a wolf shifter, and the alpha of his Lycaon Clan. The moment his eyes meet mine, he claims I’m his fated one–his Lynara. I can’t deny the pull I feel toward him, but I’m not sure I’m ready to be his. Not after everything I’ve been through. The more time we spend together, I begin to wonder: what would it be like to be fated to a wolf? Amazon KU
THE CYBORG’S SEDUCTION (TERAZ BOOK 4) by Maya Carnage
Pax is easy-going and grounded. He doesn’t strive for excellence like some people. It isn’t something he desires. He likes living life laidback, but with the upcoming battle against the Malviks, he finds himself tossed in the middle of a disaster and wanting something for the first time in his life. A human woman. Maisie floods his blood with passion, and he can’t imagine a future without her. But what does he do when the person who means the most to him wants to join the rebellion? He can’t lose her when he’s just found her. Maisie grew up on the farm where she works for the Malviks. It’s fine. After all, it is all she knows, but she craves something more. When Pax arrives on the farm and finds out he is planning to rescue a group of captured rebels, she jumps on board, knowing this is her chance. However, it isn’t enough for her. she wants to do more, and joining the rebellion to defeat their enemy is exactly what she needs. He doesn’t see it that way, though. Stuck in the middle of two hard decisions, does she choose the man she is falling in love with or fighting for a better future? Amazon KU
An Unforgiving Desert by S. J. Pajonas –When their class ship is hijacked during the final exam, and Skylar and Kalvin are marooned in the desert, they have a long way to go to make it to safety, if they don’t kill each other first. Will they make it out of the unforgiving desert in one piece? Pirate Spark by Carysa Locke – Vashti has spent her entire life trying to prevent the war she foresaw in her nightmares. Having failed, she must now find an advantage for her people, or watch as it rips the galaxy, and her people, apart. Outer-Rim Rescue by Libby Doyle – Ex-cop Jane Mwanda is in over her head as she tries to rescue a runaway teen from a criminal gang on a dangerous planet. When a man she’d thought was her enemy offers help, they embark on perilous adventure to bring the girl safely home. The Rogue’s Heart by Erin Hayes – Faced with a failing heart, space pirate Clementine Jones and her crew must come up with the cash to buy her a new one in a brutal, unforgiving galaxy. Spacer’s Third Law by Christina Westcott – Stranded at an isolated space station, Bru Thorsson must hire a second licensed pilot for her salvage ship before she’s allowed to undock, but the only candidate for the job is a burned out ex-marine who is still reliving the horrors of the war and doesn’t want the job, leaving Bru one last desperate option—shanghai him.
ARAZHI (KIRENAI FATED MATES (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) BOOK 1) by Tamsin Ley
Purchased by a prince – When the Intergalactic Dating Agency hires Georgie to plan the first ever human-alien matchmaking soiree, Georgie thinks a charity auction for the local animal shelter will be the perfect ice-breaker. But to get the local singles to participate, she has to set an example, so she offers herself as one of the dates. What she doesn’t expect is for her alien buyer to be so freakin’ hot. A few drinks in, and Georgie finds herself alone on a spaceship with a blue-skinned, muscle-bound male. Misunderstood matchmaking – The Kirenai shapeshifters are known for the pleasure they give their bedmates, and Prince Arazhi is no exception. When his family insists it’s time for him to produce an heir, the last thing he wants is a jealous, power-hungry female weighing him down, so he heads to Earth. Human females are supposed to be pliant and fertile, willing to bear children without permanent bonds. There, he spots a female with a regal bearing that makes his blood thrum hot. Better yet, it appears that she’s for sale. But when Georgie not only refuses to be owned but also claims to be barren, Arazhi must choose. Will he follow his heart, or fulfill his duty?
BLOOD, OIL AND LOVE (COMBINED OPERATIONS 2) by Dorothy Grant
In a colony world desperate for resources, a search for new reserves reveals a shadow war! Lizzes Olsen is a newly minted petrogeologist researching the untapped potential of places on her planet even terraforming overlooked. Unfortunately, the site she’s found is deep in enemy-occupied territory. The same enemy is funding the radical eco-terrorism that turned her university toxic, and training terrorists to kill the Empire’s geophysicists and geologists. Between bombings at home and being hunted abroad, Lizzes’ career, and her life, are in danger. On the other hand, she has the unlikeliest of allies: a fairy god-Gunny Sergeant, and a very determined Imperial Recon soldier named Twitch who’s out to make her his very own happily ever after. If it takes a hecatomb of her enemies to get her down the aisle, they’re going to make it happen. Amazon KU
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (TIN BOOK 1) by Charlie Cochet
VS Note: TIN = Therian Intelligence Network.
Codename: Chaos. Former THIRDS agent turned TIN operative Dexter J. Daley is a legend. Just ask him, he’ll tell you. Chaos isn’t so much a codename as it is Dex’s state of being. As a spy for the Therian Intelligence Network, Dex has spent the last four years bringing down the bad guys. Hell, his middle name is literally Justice. But a new mission brings him face-to-face with a different kind of monster, one with a weapon that can alter the course of history. Failure is not an option, but as the mission goes from dangerous to deadly, Dex finds himself up against a far more terrifying force, and this time, there’s no escape. Codename: Atlas – As former team leader for Destructive Delta and now a TIN operative, Sloane Daley knows what it feels like to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. But no matter the challenge, Sloane knows that together, he and his husband, Dex, can overcome anything. When their latest mission takes a personal turn, Sloane is forced to confront the very thing that created him. Looking back to a past he thought he’d left behind is the least of Sloane’s problems, because the greatest threat he’s about to encounter… is his own husband. Amazon KU
RAMLIEL: THE TEAGUE BRIDE EXPERIMENT (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by A M Griffin
The Yatur sent a spaceship to Earth with a seemingly simple exchange. They would provide humans with advancements in technology for medical and scientific purposes, and the only thing humans had to give in return were women. When Mia Brown is chosen to travel to Teague to mate with an alien, her normally mundane life is turned upside down and there’s no way out of it. Now, she has no choice but to pack her bags and spend the rest of her life on another planet, far from Earth. Too bad that once she arrives, the new and happy life she was promised is anything but. Her mate doesn’t want anything to do with her. Ramliel Takeria has always known his mate was traveling from a distant planet and he’s spent his entire life trying to forget the momentous occasion was fast approaching. The contracted bond wasn’t something he wanted. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
JUDGED: A DARK SCIFI ROMANCE by Cari Silverwood
I left the safety of my city hoping to study the wreckage of a crashed satellite, but I ended up carried off by three Mauleon warriors instead, and these fearsome beasts aren’t interested in my knowledge of long lost technologies. They have far more primitive things in mind for me…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
TROPHY OF THE DRAGON (COSMIC KISSED) by Calista Skye
Evelyn – I never ordered a dragon. But that’s what the alien dating agency sent me. He’s the grumpiest, most possessive dragon shifter you could imagine. He’s also huge, bright red and a major fire hazard. Not at all the sweet, caring male I specified. Even now, he’s sauntering away from a truck he set on fire, smirking and without a care in the world while black smoke is pouring skyward, traffic is screeching to a halt and sirens are blaring in the distance. I should be outraged. And yet I keep catching myself staring at Broxag as if mesmerized, all hot and bothered from the scandalous images filling my head. The huge bulge in his pants is not helping. No, this can’t continue. I’Il send him away right now. I do not need his chaos in my life. Broxag – Of course no dragon needs help finding a female. A Luck Dragon like me, even less. But that was not the reason I tricked my way to Earth. This small, round one called Evelyn will help me accomplish my real objective on this pitiful, male-less planet. I have no interest in her beyond getting my trophy. But why do I feel the need to protect her from danger? Why does my crotch swell uncontrollably whenever she is near? And why are my scales starting to change color? My need is becoming critical. Before I leave this planet for good, I must take my pleasure from her and be done with it. Amazon KU
SNAKE KEEPER (THE FEDERATION’S KEEPERS BOOK 1) by Alexandra Norton
First a deadly virus, now spaceships descending upon the Earth. What’s next, getting abducted by a red-eyed alien snake monster? The Federation came to invite humanity into the fold. The last thing I want to worry about is alien “Keepers” or the humans they want to bring back to their worlds for an “evaluation period”. I want to keep my head down, study, and live my normal life in peace. Xioumar, the Keeper put forward by the serpentine species of Xiorn, has plenty of willing human volunteers to go with him. I saw the one they assigned him, fawning over the towering, statuesque alien like a lovesick puppy. So why does it have to be me? He moves like a viper ready to strike, and his touch sends a very unsettling jolt of electric heat down my spine. Are they all like that, or is it just him?
Ripped from my home against my will and taken hundreds of thousands of light-years away, I am trapped. And now I have to learn to live with this monster. But I’m not worried. I have a plan. Amazon KU
GRAY (UNTAMED WARRIORS BOOK 1) by Bethany Shaw
VS Note: The cover, while striking, is a bit too hot for my PG13+ blog.
Aurora – My parents sold me as a child into slavery, but I escaped and have been on the run for six years. I just made a mistake that might cost me my freedom. I trusted the wrong guy. Gray was charming and kind, and I was starting to fall in love. But he works for the king that enslaved me. When we crash land on a planet, I have no choice but to work with him. He says he’s trying to protect me. My heart wants to believe him, but it’s not just me I have to worry about. I have a secret too, one that we created together. I’ll do anything to protect my child. Gray – Aurora thinks I betrayed her. I would never do that. Fate brought us together for a reason. She is my soul mate, and I’ll do anything to protect her. I need her to trust me, but the secrets I still keep would scare her away. We share a common enemy. If caught, they’ll kill me and return her to the Orion as a courtesan slave. I’ll protect her at any cost. I just hope I don’t lose her forever. Amazon KU
EPSILON WARLORD (EPSILON OMEGAVERSE BOOK 2) by Katie Douglas
Steph: Crazy day so far. Purple aliens abducted me. Their ship blew up. I escaped in a pod. Then he found me. Krekar. The alpha in charge of the Epsilon flagship. The most important captain in space. He says I’m an omega, and he wants to keep me out of harm’s way. Screw that. I’m not about to let some alien bloke turn me into his pampered princess. When I get stranded on a battered, icy outpost, I find a newborn baby. This changes everything. Our odds of survival are slim, but I will do anything to protect her. Krekar: I’ve always been in control. I’m used to being obeyed. Then Stephanie appears. The tiny omega doesn’t know what she’s gotten into. It’s my job to show her. To protect her. But when the threat comes from within my crew, and we’re forced apart into two deadly situations, I have to find a new way to fight for her. She’s stranded on an ice planet. I’m stuck on a ship that’s about to self-destruct. Can I save her?
ALIEN PRINCE UUTON (WARRIORS OF KALIAM BOOK 3) by Eden Ember and Starr Huntress
UU’TON – I just want to serve my brother Qor on the Brazer. He took on the Terrans, and fell for one. Me? I’m doing my best to keep on task, to thwart the efforts of the Abliadorian slave hunters. That is until they stole her. Now my twin hearts tell me to rescue her at all costs. PHO – I can’t believe the Brazer left without rescuing me. Kenna wouldn’t do that to me, but now that she’s with her fated mate, I’m not sure she’s even noticed I’m gone. And why do I care? Why am I sitting here in servatitude dreaming of the Zorloxian on the Brazer’s crew? Why does he even cross my mind? Amazon KU
WINTERFALL: THE WASTELAND BOOK 3 by Denise A Agnew
VS Note: I’ve been enjoying this series so I one clicked. It’s a somewhat different take on the usual dystopian tales.
A post-apocalyptic romance…A firefighter and a former soldier have survived an apocalypse, but there is still danger lurking in the winter light…Firefighter Juliet Van Pelt’s strength comes from previous adversity, but there’s an arsonist in town who wants to crank up the heat. When threatening letters target her, she turns to the one man she has never forgotten. Former Army Ranger and sniper Mark O’Day can’t forget the woman he met months ago when their city was in chaos and they shared a dangerous moment. When opportunity brings her into his life again and danger threatens, he knows there is no alternative but to keep her close and never let her go.
THE DRAGON’S DAUGHTER AND THE WINTER MAGE (HEIRS OF MAGIC BOOK 3) by Jeffe Kennedy
VS Note: Jeffe is an autobuy for me, love her books. And this cover is – WOW!
Invisible Loner – Gendra—partblood daughter of an elite mossback soldier and the only shapeshifter to achieve the coveted dragon form—is anything but interesting. She’s actually plain and awkward and … invisible. Every guy she meets either looks right through her or—worse—thinks of her as just a friend. Fortunately Gen is far too practical to wallow in self pity. Much. A Search for True Love – But as Gen accompanies her oldest friends on a quest for Her Majesty High Queen Ursula, she can’t help feeling bitter about her lonely fate as, two by two, they pair off with each other. As usual, everyone but odd-woman-out Gen seems to be finding the happiness in true love that has always eluded her. And Gen’s pathetic attempts to come out of her shell have only met with social disaster. Dragon’s Daughter – Still, with magic rifts plaguing the Thirteen Kingdoms and a strange intelligence stalking them from an alter-realm, Gen has plenty to deal with—especially when she’s cut off from the group, isolated and facing a lethal danger. It just figures that Gen is on her own, once again. But with no one coming to save her, she has only herself to rely upon. And, perhaps, the help of a mysterious, stranded magician.
CHOSEN BY THE DEVIL (UNRULY GODS BOOK 2) by Milly Taiden and Kala Aster
When three gods escaped Olympus, they had no idea how much trouble would come from it. Daphne is more comfortable with research than magic. The youngest Fate guarding the Gates of Crossing came into her powers late and the only way she can compete with the others is through knowledge. Is it any wonder why she’d fall for the thoughtful and intellectual Hades? Too bad that retreating into her scrolls isn’t helping to snuff out the desires raging inside her for the god. Hades is desperate to resist his new and unsettling feelings toward the quietest Fate, especially when they’re thrown together on a journey to uncover new information. The bookish Fate is a glowing light in his otherwise dark existence, and he sees that there is more to the raven-haired beauty than she knows. He’s determined to help her harness the full potential of her powers… though he’s losing his heart to her in the process. When they learn that Zeus has declared the unruly gods and their accomplice Fates as enemies—with their punishment being death—the gods and Fates must band together to come up with a plan. Can Daphne and Hades survive the wrath of the most powerful god? Or will their love be extinguished before it even begins? Amazon KU
KINGDOM OF STORMS (THE DESERT CURSED SERIES BOOK 8) by Shannon Mayer
I, Zamira “Reckless” Wilson, do solemnly swear I wanted a vacation from trouble. The problem is, trouble did not want a vacation from me or those that I love. We managed to pass the first test set out for us by the desert goddess on our path to finding the dragon hatchlings. Of course, that means I really have the eye of Asag, the Beast from the East, on me now. Maks has been taken by a woman known as the Storm Queen. As her pet and possibly as her baby daddy. So instead of going after the second step that would take us closer to Asag and the dragons, I am racing south to the Sea of Storms to rescue Maks. Queen or no queen, I am not giving up on my mate. But like all things in my life, nothing is going as planned. I’ve ended up with another Jinn to deal with, a five-year-old shifter who loves to call out my cursing, and a detour that takes me away from Maks. The clock is ticking, and we are closing in on the players that would stop us from making things right . . .if only my black cat bad luck would ease off, we’d be good. Amazon KU
THE DEPTHS OF TIME by Lori Fayre
VS Note: You know me and my obssession with all things Titanic! so I had to one click this.
An obsession with the past becomes his love story. Obsessed with RMS Titanic from a young age, Lucas Thompson has spent his life studying the shipwreck and turning his passion into a career in marine archeology. But, on the one-hundred-year anniversary of the voyage, he’s drawn to the ship’s resting place by a strange sonar ripple that hurtles him back in time. Luke wakes in the year 1912 as a passenger on the grandest ship in the world. It’s there that he meets Quinton Hawthorne, the man who sacrificed himself to save passengers during the sinking, including Luke’s great-grandmother. He also comes face-to-face with Lucinda Hughes, the very woman who raised him on her stories of the ship. With his inside knowledge of the impending disaster, Luke feels a responsibility to change history and develops a plan to save the doomed ship and its passengers. Things quickly fall apart as Luke begins to fall for Quinton, knowing that it can only end in heartbreak. Though he’s determined to save Quinton, he’s also faced with a dilemma. Should he save the ship or allow destiny to play out?
SPELL HOUND: A WOMEN’S PARANORMAL FICTION NOVEL (A WITCH IN WOLF WOOD BOOK 2) by Lindsey Buroker
Since Morgen Keller arrived in the small town of Bellrock, she’s learned that magic is real, fought battles with werewolves, and managed to turn the local witches into enemies. As an introverted database programmer, she’s not equipped to handle any of this. Fortunately, she has an ally: the fearsome werewolf Amar. Unfortunately, one of the witches branded him and can take control of him whenever she wishes. To have a chance of freeing her werewolf ally, Morgen must learn to harness the power she inherited from her grandmother. She may also have to find a familiar, confront a powerful witch, and admit that she has feelings for Amar. What could go wrong? Amazon KU
TEETH AND WINGS (RACE GAMES BOOK 2) by Kendra Moreno
Cricket Snapdragon knows her worth, but her family thinks she’s nothing more than a useless ornament, only good for furthering the bloodline. Her father wants her to marry, but Cricket is determined to show them all and enters the Race Games under a pseudonym. She hopes to bring her own glory to the Snapdragon family. There’s just one problem…No fae would dare go against her father, and she needs a teammate. When she finds out Radley Whiteclaw, the alpha of the local wolf clan, owes her family a debt that must be paid, she seizes the opportunity. He can’t say no, despite being annoyed by Cricket’s chipper attitude, and so they find themselves immersed in a world neither is prepared for. After the vampires won the Blood Rite, things are changing. New light has been shed on the corruption in the Games and Cricket never realized the chess pieces in play until she finds herself in the midst of it. She can’t back out now, not with the family name on the line, but if she’s not careful, her life won’t be the only thing she loses in the race. With Radley’s own story being unveiled and the way he’s starting to look at her, Cricket realizes nothing is what it seems.
FEARLESS: A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY by Various
A collection of stories about badassery, bravery, and beating the odds. All proceeds benefit children who have been sexually abused. The stories contained within are a wonderful mixture of both M/F and RH, ranging from contemporary to PNR. Amazon KU
A DARK AND STARLESS FOREST by Sarah Hollowell
Derry and her eight siblings live in an isolated house by the lake, separated from the rest of the world by an eerie and menacing forest. Frank, the man who raised them after their families abandoned them, says it’s for their own good. After all, the world isn’t safe for people with magic. And Derry feels safe—most of the time. Until the night her eldest sister disappears. Jane and Derry swore to each other that they’d never go into the forest, not after their last trip ended in blood, but Derry is sure she saw Jane walk into the trees. When another sibling goes missing and Frank’s true colors start to show, feeling safe is no longer an option. Derry will risk anything to protect the family she has left. Even if that means returning to the forest that has started calling to Derry in her missing siblings’ voices. As Derry spends more time amidst the trees, her magic grows more powerful . . . and so does the darkness inside her, the viciousness she wants to pretend doesn’t exist. But saving her siblings from the forest and from Frank might mean embracing the darkness. And that just might be the most dangerous thing of all.
UNLEASHED BY HER BEAR (BLACK RIDGE BEAR SHIFTERS ROMANCE SERIES BOOK 4) by Felicity Heaton
Bear shifter Rune hates wolf shifters. Wolves and the hunter organisation Archangel have taken too much from him and the only good wolf is a dead wolf… so when a howl goes up in Black Ridge territory, Rune is out for blood. Only he’s not prepared for the sleek, beautiful and fiery female he finds trapped in a hunter’s snare… or the shadow of his past she has on her tail. On the run from a pack leader determined to enslave her, Callie is desperate to reach the sanctuary of the White Wolf pack. When she finds herself caught in a trap, things look as if they can’t get any worse… until a mountain of a man emerges from the night, an ice-cold bear who is equal parts alluring and terrifying, and might just be the key to securing her freedom. Can Callie crack the ice around Rune’s heart and convince him to help her? And when the price of his revenge is risking getting another female killed, will Rune be willing to pay it?
UNDERWORLD BRIDE TRIALS 3: HELLFIRE CROWN by Meg Xuemei X
Secrets destroy relationships, and Loki and I have too many. They aren’t the only barrier between us. The Bride Trials has turned on me and the blood contract demands I murder my fated mate. As I race to find the hellfire crown to prove I’m meant to be the Queen of the Underworld, the king turns to the dark side, at the risk of losing himself and his wolf to keep me alive. To win this treacherous game, we’ll have to throw all our cards on the table and bare our souls. And even that might not be enough if we’re pawns instead of becoming the masters of our own fates. Amazon KU
PUREBREDS AND PURRJURY (CLAW AND ORDER BOOK 2) by Molly Fitz
Do a good job, and they give you even more work. I’m not sure why I expected anything different from the goody two-shoes jerks at the Magical Corrections System. So here I am, a former thief trying to keep these two-leggers on the straight and narrow. Have I mentioned I’m a shifter who’s been sentenced to remain in my cat form until my time is up? Yeah, I’m a big fluffy cat with zero of my usual magic, but that doesn’t stop me from being the best temp agent the MCS has ever seen. And right now, my partners and I are tailing a mage bent on exposing magic to the world. The stakes are high. The payout will be next-to-nothing. If I play my cards right, I might be able to earn my parole… and the heart of the woman I love. Of course, right now, they’ve got me busier than a one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes, but that can’t last forever. Right? RIGHT?
TABLE OF STONE (SWORDS OF CHARLEMAGNE BOOK 4) by Elizabeth Schechter
Months have passed since Mystere left England in search of Joyeuse, leaving Douglas and Margaret behind, safe in behind ancient shields in a manor house in Sussex. Then Douglas is called away for an emergency, and disappears without a trace. A letter arrives, assuring Margaret that Douglas will be safe. A letter from Caedda, one embedded with spells meant to kill. Fearing for her husband, Margaret risks her own life and that of her child in a desperate attempt to summon Mystere, setting into motion a journey that will take them from Sussex to Aachen to the mountains of Austria, and to the long-hidden sword, Joyeuse. With all four swords once more in the world, the secrets they’ve been hiding will finally be revealed. Amazon KU
BLEEDING HEARTS (ONCE UPON A MONSTER BOOK 1) by Emma Hamm
Maeve Winchester is out of the vampire hunting game. She’s killed enough of them, and risked her life for long enough. Working for the Holy Brotherhood didn’t make that easy, however. Especially when she has witch blood. Regardless of her past, the Inquisition agrees to release her and her magical sisters, under one circumstance. She has to complete one more job. Through the moors and mire, she travels to the illusive Castra Nocte. Home of the Carmine Duke. His gothic castle has stood for centuries with a single rule. If you enter, you will never leave. It is here Maeve makes her last stand. She must prove the Duke is a vampire and then kill him as she has so many others. When she enters the castle, not all is as it seems. The Duke is charming. The castle grounds clean. His words tantalizing. She will have to keep her wits about her if she is to save her sisters… and her heart.
UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR by TJ Klune
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead. And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead. But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
DRAGON QUEEN (MERCENARY QUEEN BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Knight
No one wants to be crowned queen on the brink of war, but fate doesn’t pick the weak. After saving the Crown Prince and returning to find her people now hidden away in a mountain hideout, Cassarah can no longer put off the inevitable. Once she is made queen her Birthright selects her guardians that will be by her side in this upcoming battle. The more Cassarah steps into her role the clearer it becomes that she must shed the last of her timid and passive nature. To be a strong and fearless queen Cassarah must demand the respect that she is owed while doing all she can to save their future. In her efforts to do just that Cassarah discovers long forgotten myths and legends that are coming to pass. Will Cassarah and her new guardians have what it takes to save not only their people but the kingdom as well? Amazon KU
KINDRED TRUTHS (THE SHIFTER CHRONICLES BOOK 12) by M D Grimm
VS note: A re-release.
Agent Poe loves being part of the Agency—an organization devoted to protecting shapeshifters—and he especially loves his mate of only a couple of months, Nordik, the nigh immortal master bear shifter. He has the best of both worlds—the man he loves and the job he loves. But when Nordik reveals he’s ready to rejoin society and accompany Poe on his missions, Poe must take the next step and make them a full partnership. After the Agency intercepts a message from Arcas, the leader of the Knights of the Dawn—a cult bent on the annihilation of shifters—meant for his followers, their job gets a whole lot harder. The Knights don’t bother keeping their activities hidden anymore, stretching the Agency’s resources thinner than ever. After a near-fatal mission almost costs Poe his life, Nordik insists on a break for both of them. They visit Poe’s family in Ireland and learn that true danger lies not without, but within. There’s no greater betrayal than that of a loved one.
HELLCAT FIGHTING (HELL’S FIRE BURNING BOOK 2) by Jade Bones
VS: Ends on a cliffhanger.
I thought that once I knew the secrets of my past, I’d be free, but the truth haunts me now more than ever. And I don’t even have the time to brood about it, because we pissed off the Devil, and all of Hell is out for our blood. At least I’m not alone anymore. Those three demon princes I was meant to guard? Turns out we’re linked to each other, body and soul. The golden cord connecting us is stronger than ever, binding us with its ethereal light. Dax, Marek, and Colton; three fierce champions by my side. If only my past didn’t haunt them, too. In some ways, we have everything we ever wanted. Freedom. Power. Wicked hot sex. We have it all—just not in the way we wanted it. But I’ll be damned if we go down without a fight. I’ve got a stash of soul weapons, three demons with shady connections, and a chip on my shoulder the size of Los Angeles. We’ll take this city until it falls.
And then we’ll take Hell down, too. Amazon KU
TRAITORS OF THE BLACK CROWN by Cate Pearce
Three women will betray the black crown. A Knight. A Duchess. A Queen.Raena Schinen narrowly escaped when the Queen’s guard murdered her entire family. If Raena’s survival is exposed, she’ll be next. For fifteen years Raena has hidden as a male Knight, “Sir Rowan”, consumed by her vengeful desire to assassinate the Queen.The moment Raena is close enough to exact her revenge, she is unexpectedly exiled to a foreign land. There she serves the common-born Duchess Aven Colby, whose suspicious kinship with the Queen further threatens Raena’s delicate secrets.Just as they become united in a common goal to curb a looming invasion, unexpected heat and romance blossoms between “Sir Rowan” and Aven. The peril demands they set out on a journey to form clandestine political alliances, risking the Queen’s wrath, and drawing Raena and Aven closer together.But no one in the kingdom could have imagined the sinister foe rising from below the surface. In order to save themselves and those they love, Raena, Aven, and the Queen must recognize who are the oppressors and who will unite against the Black Crown.
TALE OF THE NECROMANCER (MEMENTO MORI BOOK 3) by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
As Marguerite finally learns the terrible truth behind what she is—and why Gideon Raithe needs her—the memories of her past come flooding back. As she travels through all her previous lives, she learns she has been running from a decision the entire time. And now, she has nowhere left to hide.
Is her life one worth living? And despite how she has come to feel about Gideon, can she forgive him for all that he’s done? Or are some things worth leaving in the grave? Amazon KU
NO GODS, NO MONSTERS (THE CONVERGENCE SAGA BOOK 1) by Cadwell Turnbull
VS Note: Mixed reviews. A lot of buzz…
One October morning, Laina gets the news that her brother was shot and killed by Boston cops. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something much stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know it. As creatures from myth and legend come out of the shadows, seeking safety through visibility, their emergence sets off a chain of seemingly unrelated events. Members of a local werewolf pack are threatened into silence. A professor follows a missing friend’s trail of bread crumbs to a mysterious secret society. And a young boy with unique abilities seeks refuge in a pro-monster organization with secrets of its own. Meanwhile, more people start disappearing, suicides and hate crimes increase, and protests erupt globally, both for and against the monsters. At the center is a mystery no one thinks to ask: Why now? What has frightened the monsters out of the dark? The world will soon find out.
THE HARBINGER (LIGHT OF LUMIN BOOK 2) by Nikki Landis
‘ve escaped the demon that attempted to steal my soul but he’s only the first of many. My new Guardian says he’s been sent for my protection. I don’t understand. I’m nobody special. But he’s not giving up. Neither are the demons. To top it off, I’m supposed to be a descendant of angels! Magical light? Mystical powers? It’s supposed to be fantasy just like portal jumping. Crossing one is impossible . . . until now. When I start having visions and prophetic dreams, things just become more complicated. And the world across the portal? It’s nothing like home. Mythic beasts and jousting tournaments, hidden enemies and betrayal all seem to lead to the same path. Three heroes emerge as my protectors but who can I trust? I’ll have to choose fast because my life isn’t the only one in danger and if I’m not careful, we’re all going to die. Amazon KU
THE OTHER MERLIN (EMRY MERLIN BOOK 1) by Robyn Schneider
Welcome to the great kingdom of Camelot! Prince Arthur’s a depressed botanist who would rather marry a library than a princess, Lancelot’s been demoted to castle guard after a terrible lie, and Emry Merlin has arrived at the castle disguised as her twin brother since girls can’t practice magic. Life at court is full of scandals, lies, and backstabbing courtiers, so what’s a casually bisexual teen wizard masquerading as a boy to do? Other than fall for the handsome prince, stir up trouble with the foppish Lord Gawain, and offend the prissy Princess Guinevere. When the truth comes out with disastrous consequences, Emry has to decide whether she’ll risk everything for the boy she loves, or give up her potential to become the greatest wizard Camelot has ever known.
PASSION MARKED by Ophelia Silk
Ellie has worked her sundress-loving ass off for the chance to train the most aggressive racehorses alive—those cursed with darkness-bound Nocturne magic. But all work and no play has left her flirting game sorely lacking. So, when she encounters a Nocturne-cursed centaur lady while waiting for the acceptance letter that will make her an official trainer, Ellie finally pushes herself out of her comfort zone. Nadine knows that no one will ever love her for who she is, not with her Nocturne curse; she’s fully prepared for Ellie’s adorably clumsy advances to be a moment of fun before she’s left in the dust again. But when their fling accidentally links them together with a Passion Mark—a permanent, magical brand which binds their vitality to their physical relationship—Nadine wonders if this is her chance at true love. True love seems out of the question, however, because having a Nocturne’s Passion Mark disqualifies Ellie from racing. As Nadine helps Ellie search for a way to remove their Passion Marks, they stumble into the dark truths of the racetrack life, including an illegal nocturne arena that wants Nadine as its central attraction, willingly or not. Soon both women find themselves questioning everything they thought they believed about their lives—and each other. Amazon KU
A PRIME’S PASSION by Shiloh Walker
VS Note: First published on Wattpad.
In her world, the strong were broken young or they didn’t survive. Eyes down, little wolf, Zee’s father would say. You aren’t strong enough yet. Zennia Day kept her eyes down and stayed quiet, knowing that one day, she’d escape. When her chance comes, she finds herself on a road that takes her far from Massachusetts, all the way to North Carolina. She has her eyes on the future…until she meets Niko, a dominant Therian male and future Prime. When she looks at him, instead of a challenge for dominance, Zee sees a promise of forever. Niko charmed her, teased her…and stole her heart. Mere days later, after making a public, permanent claim, he crushed that same heart in his fist, tossing her aside in front of the entire world and casting her out of pack lands. Ten years later, she’s an outcast, living far from her own when she gets word her father is dying. She can do nothing—she was banned. Violating Niko’s order was to court punishment, even if it was just to tell her father good-bye.
BLOODY SPADE by Brittany M Willows
The era of magic was once thought to be a myth, but after the Reemergence ushered forces both dark and light into the mundane world, it has since become a harsh reality. Now those affected by this strange power—a specialized group of Empowered called Jokers, known collectively as Cardplay—must protect their world from the darkness that threatens to consume it, all the while fighting for equality in a society clinging to normalcy. But the Reemergence was only the beginning. When another influx occurs on the seventh anniversary of that fateful event, an unfortunate encounter at ground zero lands Iori Ryone, a teenage boy in possession of a corrupt and legendary magic, in the care of recent Joker graduate Ellen Amelia Jane. From him, she learns the Reemergence may not have been the inevitable natural disaster it first seemed. Someone is trying to tear down the barrier that separates the magical realms from the mundane. The question is, can Cardplay stop them before it’s too late.
TO BREAK A COVENANT by Alison Aimes
Moon Basin has been haunted for as long as anyone can remember. It started when an explosion in the mine killed sixteen people. The disaster made it impossible to live in town, with underground fires spewing ash into the sky. But life in New Basin is just as fraught. The ex-mining town relies on its haunted reputation to bring in tourists, but there’s more truth to the rumors than most are willing to admit, and the mine still has a hold on everyone who lives there. Clem and Nina form a perfect loop—best friends forever, and perhaps something more. Their circle opens up for a strange girl named Lisey with a knack for training crows, and Piper, whose father is fascinated with the mine in a way that’s anything but ordinary. The people of New Basin start experiencing strange phenomena—sleepwalking, night terrors, voices that only they can hear. And no matter how many vans of ghost hunters roll through, nobody can get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Which is why the girls decide to enter the mine themselves.
In a kingdom where magic fuels everything from street lamps to horseless carriages, the mage guilds of Penador wield power equal to the king himself. So when Lord Edmund’s infant son is kidnapped by the ruthless Alath Guild, he turns to the one person who’s feared by even the most magically adept: Rosalind Featherstone, a.k.a. the Gutter Mage. But as Roz delves into the circumstances behind the child’s disappearance, she uncovers an old enemy from her traumatic past and a long-brewing plot that could lead to the death of countless innocents, as well as the complete collapse of Penadorian society itself!
DENWEN: DARK PARANORMAL FANTASY GAY ROMANCE (MALICIOUS GODS OF EGYPT) by Neya Wara
Welcome to the dark world of Malicious Gods: Egypt. A collection of mm modern tales, both magical and non-magical, featuring deities from Ancient Egypt. You’ll find reincarnated Gods, assassins, gangs, madness, and different realities. Expect high heat and morally ambiguous themes. Seductive and often twisted, they are not for the fainthearted. Amazon KU
THE LOST GIRLS: A VAMPIRE REVENGE STORY by Sonia Hartl
Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes. It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her. To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.
A SMIDGEN OF SORCERY (THE FRENCH QUARTER WITCH MYSTERY SERIES BOOK )by Constance Barker and Corrine Winters
When a murder victim is found to have an object of a personal nature belonging to Raphael, he becomes suspect number one. Georgie isn’t about to let him go down for a crime he didn’t commit, but searching for the culprit proves much harder without her right hand man beside her.
Meanwhile, Georgie is still on the hunt for her long lost brother. Is he the obvious choice, or has he been hiding in plain site all along? Amazon KU
THE BRONZED BEASTS (THE GILDED WOLVES BOOK 3) by Rokshani Chokshi
After Séverin’s seeming betrayal, the crew is fractured. Armed with only a handful of hints, Enrique, Laila, Hypnos and Zofia must find their way through the snarled, haunted waterways of Venice, Italy to locate Séverin. Meanwhile, Séverin must balance the deranged whims of the Patriarch of the Fallen House and discover the location of a temple beneath a plague island where the Divine Lyre can be played and all that he desires will come to pass. With only ten days until Laila expires, the crew will face plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself…but at a price they may not be willing to pay.
DANCE WITH THE DEMON (DEALS WITH DEMONS BOOK 2) by Stacia Stark
Ever since I got involved with the demons, my life has fallen apart. Now, I’m persona non grata with the mage council. And because of me, my sister is in danger. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’m suddenly responsible for protecting two gnome kids. But it gets worse. I’m learning that everything I thought I knew about myself was a lie. And the underhanded demon who bonded with me? Well, he’s convinced he can keep me. When ancient fae artifacts start going missing, I have to use every trick up my sleeve to locate them. Someone wants to watch the world burn, and if I don’t stop them, every paranormal alive is a target. Armed with a power I don’t understand, and with a demon I don’t trust by my side, it’s up to me to dodge the people who want me dead and protect my city. Before Samael loses patience with whoever is hunting me and burns Durham down himself. Amazon KU
VAMPIRE BROWNIE BITE BEREAVEMENT (MURDER IN THE MIX BOOK 38) by Addison Moore
My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. It’s Halloween in Honey Hollow and things are about to get spooky. A coven of vampire lovers have flown into the B&B, and it’s one haunted night that’s destined to take a bite out of my sanity. Not only do I find a body, but I find myself in a legal pickle of matrimonial proportions. Noah has a surprise relative come into his life, and Everett is up against great evil. Add one monster killer on the loose, and you’ve got a horror show that lasts the entire haunted month of October. Here’s hoping I can stop the killer before the killer ensures this festival of fright is my last. Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with. Amazon KU
WOLF MATED (LUNA MARKED BOOK 3) by Heather Renee
Cait – With a deadline set by the Supernatural Council, I have less than a month to figure out how to remain out of their grasp. Being their magical slave isn’t part of my plan. As the clock keeps ticking, I focus on Roman and the growing bond between us. No matter what happens, I know that as long as we stay together, everything else will find a way to work itself out… that is if nobody tries to claim what’s mine. Roman – Keeping Cait safe should have been easy, but when unknown foes continue to interfere, it will take every bit of my strength to keep from destroying everything in my path. Cait is my world now and there isn’t anything that can keep me from her. Not even death. Amazon KU
LOVE’S REFRAIN: A TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE (THE STARDUST DUET BOOK 1) by KG Fletcher
Present Day, Katherine ‘Kat’ Monroe, a celebrated jazz singer, is just ending her first national tour when she meets an elderly stranger who gifts her a locket with a mysterious message tucked inside. Through a series of events, Kat stumbles upon a strange portal in the theater and is suddenly transported to the postwar community of her beloved town…1947. Kat is thrust into the intrigues of a world that threatens her career and may break her heart. Navigating her way amid risk, passion, and jealousy, she learns her only chance of understanding what has happened lies in Phillip Gordon, a handsome young pianist. What begins in curiosity becomes an urgent need. Kat finds herself torn between two very different versions of Phillip, in two contrasting worlds, one of whom will have to die before the other can fully live again.
THREE THOUSAND ROSES (OMEGA NEXT DOOR BOOK 3) by Viola Grace
VS Note: Listed in Erotica
Lexa’s life has been a fight but now an alpha from her past has offered her protection and safety with the help of two others. For her daughter’s safety, she will pay their price. Lexa’s debut as an omega was traumatic and left her scarred. She has spent the five years since fighting to keep her adopted daughter and keep her sanity. At the limit of her resources, there is a knock on her door and the love of her life from five years earlier is standing there and he finally asks her what happened after he left her. Her answers shake him and he leaves. There is a certain amount of peace to seeing him again and she gets on with her life. Two weeks later, he returns with an offer of protection and safety with two other alphas of his ursa type who have agreed to form a unit for her benefit. Lexa thinks about the safety of her daughter and she agrees to meet the first of her prospective mates. His identity shocks her and his clever tongue makes her head spin. The next prospect is terrifying, adorable, and enthusiastic. She gets lost in his arms and she agrees to his protection. Her original mate from years ago is willing to stand aside and act as guardian, but it doesn’t feel right to ignore him. Their connection feels like it was never broken and her heart aches for him. Can she really start anew with the man from her past and two charming strangers?
THE FIEND IN THE FOG by Alice Faraday
VS Note: From AUG 10.
1885, East London – Abigail and Gideon are under siege. Noxious fogs have been bringing their clinic waves of indigent patients with inexplicable symptoms, telling wild tales of a demonic presence in the fog. If that’s not enough, someone wants the clinic for themselves, and they’re using the force of law to get it. On the other side of town, heiress Meg Eisenstadt and her brother Nat live a life of well-intentioned aimless luxury. She dabbles in social justice causes and he pursues alchemy. And in a secret lab in the depths of Whitechapel, disgraced physician Jin Wylie attempts to rebuild his shattered life by performing dubious research for a shadowy cabal. They live in separate worlds on different trajectories until the mysterious fiend in the fog brings them together. Abigail and Meg discover a shared passion for social justice, and for one another. But where does that leave her plans with Gideon? And what of the future of the clinic? Gideon has his own monster. Can he keep it in check without Abigail’s constant presence? Does Dr. Wylie’s research hold the solution to Gideon’s problems, or is it the cause of them? And could Nat’s own dabblings be the key to defeating the vicious killer in the fog?
A SONG OF FLIGHT (WARRIOR BARDS BOOK THREE) by Julia Marilllier
Bard and fighter Liobhan is always ready for a challenge. So when news arrives at Swan Island that the prince of Dalriada has gone missing after an assault by both masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, she’s eager to act. While Liobhan and her fellow Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince’s disappearance, the bard Brocc, Liobhan’s brother, finds himself in dire trouble. His attempts to communicate with the Crow Folk have led him down a perilous path. When Liobhan and her comrades are sent to the rescue, it becomes clear the two missions are connected–and a great mystery unfolds. What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who seeks to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power? As Liobhan and Brocc investigate, it will take all their strength and will to continue pursuing the truth. With the safety of their loved ones in the balance, the risks they must take may cost them everything.
SPELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT (THE BABYSITTERS COVEN) by Kate M Williams
Ever since Esme met Cassandra Heaven and discovered the truth about their shared legacy–that they’re Sitters, supernaturally gifted teens tasked with protecting the innocent from evil–her life has been moving at 90 mph. During the day, she chases wild toddlers, and at night, she employs a different skill set for a different kind of demon. Like, literal ones. And sometimes it’s almost fun. Her spells are getting better, her telekinesis is on point, and now that Esme’s dad and her best friend Janis know the truth, she’s no longer lying to the people she loves. She’s also learned that there’s a way to undo her mother’s curse, and with the Synod out of the picture, she might even have a chance to do it. If …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
STAKED IN THE MIDLIFE: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (FANGED AFTER FORTY BOOK 2) by Lia Davis and L A Boruff
Vampire. Bounty Hunter. Middle-aged babe. Maybe? Now that Hailey is solidly settled in Philadelphia and her new vampire life, she’s setting roots, tracking down criminals, and taking names. Things have happened so fast starting the moment she moved into her new home. But she’s not one to sit on her duff and let life pass her by. Even an undead life. With her best friend, new friends, and her Mr. Buttinski Brother, Hailey is ready to take on the world and deal with what life has given her, one night at a time. But she didn’t bargain for taking on the vampire elder council. Yeesh. This may be a little more than she can chew… er, suck. Bite? Somehow, Hailey must pass their challenges and survive the next bit of shocking news coming her way. Something a certain vampire maker is going to drop in her lap during the big trial with the elders. She’s going to make it work and get herself and Jax out of this mess. These elders got nothing on Hailey Whitfield. Amazon KU
HIGH STAKES CRIME: A PARANORMAL WOMEN’S FICTION NOVEL (SHELBY NICHOLS ADVENTURE BOOK 15) by Colleen Helme
Mind reader, Shelby Nichols, is determined to take charge of her own destiny, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the high-stakes crime involving a mob boss and his enemies. A simple visit with a nosy reporter leads Shelby to a story with a strong link to her past that she is unable to resist. Uncle Joey is depending on her unique talents to win a poker tournament, and a simple request from Detective Harris may end up costing her life. Now Shelby is in deep trouble all over again. This time, her only way out is with a lot of help, but will it be enough? Amazon KU
WALK BETWEEN WORLDS by Samara Breger
VS Note: From AUG 31
On what should be the biggest night of her life, everything suddenly goes horribly wrong. First, her king denies her the promotion she rightfully earned, as well as the knighthood that goes along with it. And then, when Scratch is wallowing somewhere near the fetid rock bottom, she and her best friend, the flamboyant and carefree Sergeant James Ursus, are arrested for orchestrating the abduction of Princess Frances and sentenced to death. On the whole, things could be better. Luckily, help comes in the form of …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
THE WOLF’S PROPOSAL (THE WITCH’S PACK BOOK 3) by Rachel Medhurst
Tensions are increasing in Brighton with the werewolves and witches about to show-down over the famous standing stones. And where do I fit in to all this? Smack-bang in the middle, pulled between both factions. Malone wants me to renounce my ties to the Brighton Coven, which should be easy, considering they expelled me when I became a hybrid. However, Drake, my dear brother, is still a witch. Which means I can’t abandon him to rule a pack alongside my alpha mate. Can I bridge the gap between my two worlds and create harmony? Or will my alpha demand that I fall in line and release my past for good? Amazon KU
THE CHRISTMAS EVE JOURNEY BOOK 5 by Elyse Douglas
In November 2021, Eve and Patrick grow uneasy when they read an article about the arrest of a strange, disoriented woman on the Lower East Side. Based on the descriptions of her clothing and behavior, Eve is sure the woman has time traveled. She convinces Patrick they must help the woman, as others had helped them during their time travel journeys. In guarded conversations at the police station, they learn that the pretty, 27-year-old Annabelle Palmer did indeed light a lantern and time travel from 1904. They post bail for her and invite her to stay with them while she recovers and adjusts, although Patrick is uncomfortable with the decision. As the days pass, Patrick grows more and more suspicious that Annabelle is not telling the entire truth about her past, sensing there is something dangerous about her. When Annabelle asks if she can use their time travel lantern …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
GRIMALKINS DON’T PURR (VALKYRIE BESTIARY BOOK 4) by Kim McDougall
Kyra Greene is out of this world—literally. Jacoby, her fire dervish, has been lost in the Nether for weeks. Only Kyra can save him, but not without help from her estranged father. The problem is, Daddy’s dead. His spirit now rests in a Life Tree whose roots pierce the veil between worlds. Join Kyra on a new adventure with her band of misfit creatures. Only this time, to save Jacoby, she won’t be dealing with ghosts from Mason’s past. She’ll have to face the distant dryad branch of her family and maybe a few of her own ghosts.
HER DRAGON HAREM (FAST BURN BOOK 4) bny Jasmine Mills
For the past hundred years, I’ve hidden among humans. I never thought anyone would figure out who – and what – I really am. Then three men invade my sanctuary. They’re imposing. Intimidating. Unfairly gorgeous. And they see right through my lies. They tell me a dragon without a flock is a danger to the species. That I have to come back to their cave… whether I want to or not. Bound, kidnapped, pushed to my edge – I try to hold on to my innocence, but these men have me on my knees. And the scorching heat between us could make all four combust. Amazon KU
PACK MATES (THE WHITE WOLF TRILOGY BOOK 2) by Alice Wilde
In desperation I fell for their lies. Now I have to find a way out before I end up dead …Or worse, mated to them. I was promised a home, and a life I’d always hoped for. Instead, all I found were lies and deception … and all I ended up with were fated mates I want nothing to do with. They tell me they’re sorry. They didn’t mean for this to happen. It’s going to take a lot more than a few apologies and a mating bond to make me believe them again. Not when they’re sworn to serve the cruelest leader of them all … and the man who’s most intent on bringing me to my knees, whether I like it or not. Amazon
SKY DRAGON LIGHTS UP (ELEMENTS OF DRAGONS BOOK 3) by Toshi Drake
When former dragon grandmaster Adelphos handed over the mantle of authority to a new generation, he didn’t anticipate the effects of boredom. So the shiny tablet device from the human realm is a delight… and so is the human he encounters online. Jake is lonely and relishes chatting with the mysterious person he’s met through a video game. Their oddly intense connection encourages him to pursue his curious attraction. But strange dreams from a distant time and a gut-wrenching event reveal there is more for Jake beyond the human world… and his human form. Sometimes fate gives a second chance at first love, and first love might be destined mates. But can Adelphos and Jake confront the past and forgive themselves for a mistake done a long time ago.
IN WITCH THE NEW (A BLAIR WILKES MYSTERY BOOK 12) by Elle Adams
It’s time for Blair’s magical and non-magical lives to collide. Blair is understandably nervous about her foster parents finally meeting her biological father, but even her worst imaginings didn’t include someone dropping dead right next to them. It also doesn’t seem coincidental when she runs into a pair of odd ghost hunters attempting to sneak past the magical boundaries around the town of Fairy Falls. The ghost hunters – including a Reaper named Maura – are in search of a mysterious spirit rumoured to haunt the lake. Their search leads them to encounter a teenage girl whose disappearance was never solved, and with the town’s notoriously grumpy gargoyle police chief being as unhelpful as ever, Blair offers to help them dig up the truth. But some things are buried for a reason, and as they dig deeper, they begin to unearth something more sinister than a single disappearance. Can Blair help solve the mystery and lay a dangerous spirit to rest? Amazon KU
EDWIN – GRIFFIN BROTHERS by Kathi S Barton
Edwin Griffin was looking forward to his retirement from the Army. But it seemed his superiors were having trouble letting go. As a wolf shifter and an immortal, Edwin’s senses were keen. He had no intention of “keeping in touch” or to continue working for them, for that matter. Something about them felt off, and Edwin had no intention of being a pawn in whatever scheme they were plotting. Storm was very protective of her sister, Rain. Their parents had somehow found them, and Rain was vulnerable to their influence. The sisters both possessed magical talents that were growing stronger daily. When Charlie Griffin offered to help, Storm jumped at the chance to protect her sister. Edwin was a bit surprised to find the feisty woman Storm to be his mate. She had a hard time with trust, but Edwin was determined to work on that, but he had his own issues to resolve. Although retired from the military as well, Storm would still take on an occasional assignment. But when the assignment from her superiors was to do something about her mate. Well, things just got a bit more personal.
The God’s Wives — noblewomen sworn to protect and serve Egypt by any means, be it assassination, sorcery, or seduction. Raised from infancy to be the wife of Pharaoh, Hati knows her duty. She will win the Pharaoh’s heart, form a psychic bond with him, produce his children, and rule beside him as the wife of the Living God. She is the power behind the throne. But when Pharaoh dies, pregnant Hati must rule alone as Regent-Queen, protecting the Empire for her unborn child and another child of Pharaoh carried by a concubine. Senmut has been in love with Hati since he first took her virginity, but he knows their love can never be more than a secret affair…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
MUST LOVE CATS by Angela Addams
Lucki Collins has landed the job of a lifetime—Cat Keeper of Lady Clover’s Cat House in Weeping Falls, Alaska. Lucki discovers early on that Weeping Falls is cursed and that the cats she’s there to care for are the townspeople, who must abide by the cycle of the sun and moon—taking cat form during the day and human form at night. They are magical creatures known as ‘familiars’, who can enhance the powers of a witch considerably, the very thing that puts them in danger. Lucki meets her protectors—Reuben, a bear shifter, Wren, a wolf shifter, Ben, a hawk shifter, and Julian, a lion shifter—who must not only keep her and the cats safe, but also somehow convince her to bond with them. Their magical bond is the only thing that will give Lucki control over her powers, which are necessary to defeat Angelica, a sorceress who wants to capture all the cats and use them for her evil goals. Lucki hasn’t had the best experience with love, but rather than leave the men hopeless, she offers to help them break the curse by another means. Things don’t go according to plan, and Lucki is left with the challenge of overcoming her past and setting aside her fears. If she can believe in herself and put her faith in love once again, she might just be able to triumph over evil and save the people she has come to deeply care about in Weeping Falls.
ESCAPE (CROSSING NUWA BOOK 1) by Sean Ian O’Medihir and Connal Braginsky
Rare male weresnake Robbie has had his whole life decided for him down to his meals. But when the time comes for him to perform an unspeakable duty to his clan, he runs. San Francisco Pride is in full swing when technomage Theo spots a scared-looking young man with brilliant emerald eyes. He’s only looking for a hookup, but before he knows why, he’s taking Robbie home and introducing him to champagne and enchiladas. He doesn’t have any intention of falling in love. Robbie doesn’t want to return to his clan, at least not without trying to fit a lifetime of experiences into a week, but every day he stays puts Theo in more danger. One week of freedom leads to sexual awakening and adventure… but they’re going to need all their wits and Theo’s magic to fight for their future.
THE WITCH OF RATHBORNE CASTLE by Virginia Barlow
Lady Jane Lenwood is abandoned and left penniless and alone at Rathborne Castle in the middle of a dark, twisted forest. She yearns to live a normal life and blames her misfortunes on the current duke. But Lady Jane has a secret, a voice in her head warning her of the future, which brings unwanted visitors to her gates. Wounded, Max Radley is found inside the gates of Rathborne. He is intrigued and drawn to the beautiful red-haired woman the locals call a witch. After spending the winter snowed in, Max must resume his search for a traitor but finds he cannot forget Lady Jane.
Treason, enemies, lies and deception surround them. Jane must give everything to save them both, as well as Rathborne.
REDEEMED BY FIRE (THE FIRE CHRONICLES BOOK 3) by C J Bahr
Cassanne Thomas returns to New Orleans to start her life over and becomes the target of a supernatural serial killer. Escaping her close call with death, Casi is the only witness to the crime and finds herself placed in protective custody by a handsome Cajun detective. But with her dark, troubled past, trusting the police is the last thing she wants to do. Detective Lucas Avery, the top homicide detective in NOLA, is unaware of the supernatural world surrounding him. With the killer stalking the streets, he vows to shield the beautiful, enigmatic Casi with his life while fighting his growing attraction to her. He’s been burned before. Danger chases Lucas and Casi from the streets of the French Quarter to the wilds of the bayou. Will they be able to stop a monster, straight out of a nightmare or become victims themselves?
REJECTED BY WOLVES (HATE TO LOVE SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by J L Wilder
Born a hybrid in a pack of wolves, I was treated like trash by everyone except him. My love, my lust, my forever mate. He may have been the pack runt, But his desire for me was strong. He swore he’d always protect me. Until the day he found something he wanted more. The day he won the alpha games, and rejected me forever. I bet he thinks that I can’t survive without him, Or that I’ll never find a family of my own. I’ll bet he wonders if I’ll ever lay with another. I would never do that to him, right? Wrong my sweet runt. Very wrong. Amazon KU
BOLD MERCY (KAIT SILVER BOOK 3) by Laken Cane
But the council that recruited me doesn’t waste any time handing me my first assignment–and it just happens to be personal to me. I have to slay the warped evil that is Avis Vine–a human servant so twisted and changed by her former master’s bad blood magic that she’s no longer really human. She’s a powerful, raging creature bent on revenge and filled with darkness and bloodlust. And making me suffer is her only goal. But my wolf and I, we know about goals. We have goals. And we’re just a little twisted ourselves. We aren’t about to wait for Avis to find us. We’re going to hunt her down, and we’re going to end her miserable life before she can achieve her only purpose in life–killing the people I love, the same way I killed her master. Frederick Axton was her only reason for living, and I took him away from her. You can see how that might piss a girl off. And the longer I battle Avis Vine, the more I realize she’s not going to be easy to end. Can I stop her before she shatters me and destroys my entire world? Amazon KU
WOLF’S INSTINCT (A DAY CARE FOR SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Elva Birch
Shifter kids and hot single dads in a small town with a secret…Lynx shifter Addison has come to the quaint Montana town of Nickel City to work at a new, shifters-only daycare. She doesn’t expect to meet a breathtakingly gorgeous man on her first day wrangling owl toddlers and armadillo kids. But she’s been dazzled by a handsome face before and barely got away from her last controlling boyfriend. Can she trust her lynx’s instinct that this is where she’s meant to be at last? Roderick’s toddler daughter and busy plumbing business keep him too wrapped up for romance and while he trusts his wolf, the magic of instinct can be like playing hot-and-cold with a kid who’s forgotten where they hid the prize. Everything about new arrival Addison makes him think there might just be room in his little family for one more, but he has to think of Gabby first. Just as they think they might find the path together to their own happy-ever-after, Addison’s new job is threatened and the mother of Roderick’s daughter arrives to complicate matters…and she isn’t the only ex on the horizon. Can they keep the fledgling day care from going under and follow their instincts to happiness? Amazon KU
PEARL DRAGON (DRAGON TREASURE ISLAND BOOK 1) by Jada Cox
They’re the guardians of an uncharted island. An island full of treasures, gem stones, and gold.
No humans know of this place. No one. Until my BFF and I get stranded here. No one knows where we are. No one will be looking for us. What will these creatures do to us? Are they going to kill us?
Because dragons are monsters, right? Except this one. The one with the ocean blue eyes. When I look into his eyes, I know he wants to protect me. He’s gorgeous by every imaginable definition of the word. I have to rip my eyes away from his sculpted abs before I get too distracted. And distracted I really can’t get. Because there is only one way to negotiate my way out of this alive. I need to get pregnant. And I know exactly which dragon I want to be the daddy. Amazon KU
UNREGULATED UPHEAVAL (ARTEMIS UNIVERSITY BOOK 12) by Erin R Flynn
My name is Tamsin Vale and I’m the only living heir to all of Faerie. I want to do what’s right and use that position to help my people, but too many treat me as if I belong to them and that world.
And I cannot live my life that way. Nor can I keep pretending all my relationships are okay. Three are great, but it’s time to let one go and stop forcing myself to accept so much. The warlock and vampire elders are gone, arrested, for their crimes. People are upset how we’re handling so much or getting involved in “their” world. Funny, because all I heard when we were in hiding is people wished fairies would come back. I don’t have the time to focus on the complaints of others. I have too many of my own. The fairy elders and ancients are getting worse now that we’re out. At least people are finally hearing me that they are just as corrupt as the other councils were. The pushback is hard to deal with, but I refuse to let history repeat itself. I won’t. Nobody believes me that I’ll walk, but I will to save myself. Amazon KU
DRAGON HEIR (THE HIDDEN KING BOOK 2) by Jen L Grey
After completing the mate bond with Egan, things should be easy, but at every turn, there’s danger hovering close by. So we did the only thing we could–run and hide. However, there is one clear objective we must handle despite the cost–protect the thunder. With each decision Egan and I make determines the dragon shifters’ place in our world. We won’t go down without fighting, but I’m not sure we’ll still be breathing at the end. Amazon KU
BILLIONAIRE BEAR’S HUMAN MATE (BILLIONAIRE SHIFTERS’ NANNY MATES) by Alicia Banks
Vivica – I got into a jam, a pretty bad one. Guys were circling me with bad intentions, and I thought that this was it, my need to rebel had finally caught up with me. Then, Shane came out of nowhere and beat them up. I thanked him, but he wanted to help me more, in all sorts of ways. He was gentle in one moment, an egotistical jerk the next. The powerful billionaire was a conundrum I didn’t understand and so much more. I took the job offered, and I got to see him as a bossy jerk that always got his way. He was savage with his business, but still soft-spoken with me. I wanted him.
Shouldn’t. Couldn’t. But wanted him, nonetheless. I just knew that Shane was the only one, the one I’d been waiting for all this time. When we touched…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon KU
COURTING DARKNESS (FAE REVEALED BOOK 1) by Katie May
My whole life has been characterized by fighting. Fighting my family. And fighting for my life. Trust me—the first one is completely voluntary, and a lot of fun. The second? Not so much. To say my family dynamic is weird is the understatement of the century. I held my first sword when I was only five years old, and I learned how to dispose of a body before I turned ten. I may have a penchant for pink and sparkles…but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to kick major ass as well. As if my life isn’t complicated enough, my body is being ravaged by a chronic, mystery illness. Seizures? Check. Passing out? Check. Agonizing pain? Check. A host of other unexplainable ailments? Double check.
After a change in my parents’ job takes us across the country, I find myself doing something I’ve never done before—attend an actual high school, despite my sickness. But this school? Well…it’s a little weird..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page). Amazon KU
THE HUNTER AND HIS MATES (KINCAID PACK BOOK 4) by Kiki Clark
As personal assistant to a powerful alpha of a large pack, there are certain rules Jamie has for himself to make sure he’s successful at his job. First, nothing and no one gets to the alpha without his say so. Second, schedules will be enforced for everyone. At all costs. Third, a certain Enforcer with an enticing scent and scarred face is not to be stared at, drooled over, and/or daydreamed about. And fourth, human hunters are never, ever mate material—no matter what their smiles or Southern drawls do to him. But what if his own rules are preventing Jamie from finding something unique and magical and hotter than he could ever imagine? Because being caught between a grumpy cougar and a dangerous hunter was the last place Jamie thought he should be… but it might just be exactly where he needs to be to find both of his fated mates. Amazon KU
MOON MALEDICTION (FAMILIAR KITTEN MYSTERIES BOOK 13) by Sara Bourgeois
A savage killing makes Kinsley question if Dorian really is who he says he is… Can she clear his name? What truth will the light of the full moon reveal? Amazon KU
HIS TO PLAY WITH (THE ALPHA SHIFTER COLLECTION BOOK 12) by Sam Crescent
After hunters destroy her home and kill some of her pack, Holly will do whatever it takes to protect those who remain. Even if it means losing her virginity to someone who isn’t her mate—a mean, temperamental wolf who lives alone. Damon doesn’t like packs, but from the moment he sees Holly, he wants her. There’s just something about this curvy wolf. All she has to do is submit to him. He can have her body, but she vows to hate him. As long she’s in his bed, on her knees, or in any position he wants her, he doesn’t care if she loathes him. Her pack can stay if she agrees to belong to him. But what will happen when the full moon comes? Hunters are closing in, and the pack brings trouble. Is Damon strong enough to fight them all off for her.
LUSTRE OF TWILIGHT by Fiona Davenport
areth Bancroft doubted he’d be one of the daywalkers who was lucky enough to find his destined consort. More than five hundred years of searching had yielded nothing. But one touch proved him wrong in the very best way. Narkissa Anders thought vampires were make-believe…until she stumbled upon a nest of them and barely escaped with her life. She would’ve been happy to forget what she’d learned, except she was fated to spend the rest of her life with one. Amazon KU
A STORM IN A TEACUP (HOLIDAY PARANORMAL ROMANCE) by Kate Pearce
When Mr. Hezekiah Makepeace travels back to Cornwall he meets a mysterious barmaid who might not be quite what she seems. Malakia Clovelly can’t quite believe the uptight university professor is the one she’s been expecting, but she also knows that fate loves to have the last laugh. With the summer solstice almost upon them and a wedding in danger, she will need all her powers, and the assistance, willing or not, of her unlikely hero, to save the day and live happily ever after.
VS: The next book in my Badari Warrior backlist is Honeymoon for the Alpha. This is my favorite cover, I think, of all my books. I always felt badly that Aydarr and Jill didn’t get any time to celebrate being mated but just had to dive straight into the war against the Khagrish and running Sanctuary Valley. I also was intrigued by the question of “What if they’d met in another place and time?” which was kind of my jumping off place inspiration for the plot. It was a fun novella to write. And there’s even quicksand (of a sort)!
Thrown together as helpless prisoners in the punishing conditions of a Khagrish lab, Jill and Aydarr fell in love. Claiming each other as mates despite only having one night alone in a cell, they formed a deep, loving mate bond. Now, a planetary year later, after escaping the lab and leading the ongoing rebellion against the enemy together, Aydarr longs for more. He wants a chance to show Jill how much she means to him.
He decides to risk everything to take his mate away from it all for a few days. But will the Khagrish, the threats lurking in the planet’s unexplored wilderness and the Badari goddess allow them to complete A Honeymoon for the Alpha?
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LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. And I may mention ‘special items’.
I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…
Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!
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