As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
VS Note: Always great to lead off with a new book from Ruby!
What’s worse than finding a lost ship full of stolen humans? It’s finding out that your family is responsible. This is a wrong I have to somehow right, so I take off to find answers…and discover one of those kidnapped humans has stowed away on my ship. She’s furious that I’ve deserted her friends. She’s determined to make me pay. Ruth swears vengeance and won’t be satisfied until she sees me destroyed. It’s a battle of wills I’m determined to win. Instead of breaking Ruth, I find that I’ll do just about anything to get her to kiss me again. Now…who’s bending who? Amazon KU
VS Note: Yay for Tasha B and also for the IDA!
When Valerie’s designated match from the Arkadia Brides Agency offers her a deal that involves a quick marriage and divorce, she can’t believe her good luck. She can realize her dream of opening a tea shop, and without a pesky husband around she can send for her beloved sisters to join her. But as soon as she meets the blue-eyed giant who wants her to pretend to be in love with him, she is instantly, annoyingly attracted to him. Atlas lives a quiet life of leisure. His only problem is a caveat in his grandfather’s will that means he will lose the family estate if he isn’t married by the age of thirty. So, he offers his match an arrangement – he gets his inheritance, and she gets a cut of the money to open her tea shop. Nobody falls in love, and nobody gets hurt. He just doesn’t expect his pretend bride to trigger an inescapable hurricane of lust and longing in him. When a rival family member shows up and starts questioning their relationship, Valerie and Atlas suddenly find themselves a whole lot closer than they planned. They’re convinced they’re putting on a show to fool everyone else, but it seems more and more like the only people they are fooling are themselves.
VS Note: I’m such a fan of Ms. Dohner’s! I was thrilled to see this new book from her.
When riots erupt on planet Torid, the crew of Defcon Red is tasked with quelling the violence and tending the injured. Even Alien Research Specialist Jessa Brick is pressed into service. Arguably more comfortable in her lab, the doctor is shocked at the obvious inequality on Torid. She vows to help every citizen, rich or poor, even if it runs counter to the colony governor’s wishes…and means working closely with a certain grumpy alien. Veslor medic Maith has long been annoyed by the prickly Dr. Brick and her repeated attempts to study his race like lab rats. But working together on Torid shows him a different side of Jessa. The closer they become, the more his admiration and attraction grows…especially when he’s ordered to keep Jessa safe. That means they must stay together every minute during the mission. As danger closes in, it’s not just duty that drives Maith to protect Jessa. Primal Veslor instincts are impossible to deny.
After recovering from a deadly case of Vax, Dawn Reavers awoke on a space vessel with no way to return home to Earth. The stern alien she’d befriended refused to listen to her pleas and take her back so she must adapt to this new environment. Venik Avar was reluctantly intrigued and attracted to the human he’d rescued from her backward world. Instead of being grateful, she’s aggressive and stubborn despite his attempts to show her consideration. When an attack seems targeted toward the soft skinned human, Venik follows his instinct to protect what belongs to him.
VS Note: This one sounded really intriguing to me, like maybe “if you enjoyed Murderbot you’ll like this” way. I pre-ordered. Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
When Unit Four—a biological soft robot built and stored high above the Jovian atmosphere—is activated for the first time, it’s in crisis mode. Aliens are attacking the Helium-3 mine it was created to oversee, and now its sole purpose is to defend Earth’s largest energy resource from the invaders in ship-to-ship combat. But something’s wrong. Unit Four doesn’t feel quite right. There are files in its databanks it can’t account for, unusual chemical combinations roaring through its pipes, and the primers it possesses on the aliens are suspiciously sparse. The robot is under orders to seek and destroy. That’s all it knows. According to its handler, that’s all it needs to know. Determined to fulfill its directives, Unit Four launches its ship and goes on the attack, but it has no idea it’s about to get caught in a downward spiral of misinformation, reprograming, and interstellar conflict. Most robots are simple tools. Unit Four is well on its way to becoming something more.
Kron is an Elite Warrior of the Cruestaci military. He’s temporarily on Earth as support personnel to the Cruestaci Consul to Earth. He’s basically happy on Earth, making friends easily, performing his duties in an exemplary manner. There is only one thing he can’t do. He can’t get Ginger Buchanan out of his brain. And to make matters worse, now her father, Viceroy Buchanan of Earth, has made it clear he expects Kron to marry his daughter. How is he supposed to mate a female who has no idea what that mating would mean? Everything would change for her, including her plans for her future which clearly don’t include life with him on an alien warship. He cares too much for her to force her into a situation that she could never escape. Doesn’t he? Ginger Buchanan is a confident, self-sufficient young woman, who has no problem going after anything she wants, or voicing her opinions. Unless ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
When Lise Klein took on three alien conmen to crew her spaceship, all she wanted was to make a living until she found a way home to Earth. Instead, together they freed a group of women up for sale in the evil Bufo Alvarius Empress’s infamous slave auctions, earning the enmity of the empire and the title of the Galaxy’s Most Wanted—and almost losing one of the crewmen in the process. Now they’re on the run with a bounty on their heads and lawkeepers on their tail. But they have a plan: wipe out the slave-trade entirely, taking the empress down with it. Every move they make draws the four of them even closer together in a relationship none of them could have imagined—and brings them ever closer to destroying the empress’s slave-trade Assuming they survive. Amazon KU
Deep in an ocean far, far away, Arana falls in love with the man she rescues from certain doom. Convinced of his love, she makes a bargain with Ursuli to rid herself of her weaknesses. Betrayal cuts deep, but daggers slice deeper, and tragedy clouds her morals. Will this little Mermaid survive the Reaper’s price?
Jax, a disabled trans man with more hangups than belongings, has survived two years of homelessness by keeping his head down and refusing to trust. The intergalactic Rrhi immigration reshaping life on Earth seems irrelevant until Jax sneaks into a hotel hoping for a respite from the cold and accidentally barges in on a Rrhi sex worker. Sei-vész is stunning, but his defensiveness almost scares Jax away. Almost. Jax sees his vulnerabilities mirrored in Sei-vész, so he accepts the other man’s reluctant offer of a truce. What starts as a one-time experiment spirals into an unexpected deep affection that draws them into each other’s arms again and again. When Sei-vész tries to protect Jax from his own stubbornness, though, Jax digs in his heels. Love isn’t a guarantee, and relying on others is what landed him on the streets in the first place. If Jax wants a future with Sei-vész, he’ll need to challenge himself… and open up to trust. Otherwise he might be left out in the cold once again. Amazon KU
Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She has already delivered six. When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender runaway, catches Shizuka’s ear with her wild talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lifting. She’s found her final candidate. But in a donut shop off a bustling highway in the San Gabriel Valley, Shizuka meets Lan Tran, retired starship captain, interstellar refugee, and mother of four. Shizuka doesn’t have time for crushes or coffee dates, what with her very soul on the line, but Lan’s kind smile and eyes like stars might just redefine a soul’s worth. And maybe something as small as a warm donut is powerful enough to break a curse as vast as the California coastline. As the lives of these three women become entangled by chance and fate, a story of magic, identity, curses, and hope begins, and a family worth crossing the universe for is found.
On All Hallows’ Eve, Lady Diana Starr is poised to uncover a lost zoological treasure when an unfortunate steam accident threatens to destroy the chance of a lifetime. Locked in a race with her arch nemesis, she must toss aside all decorum and break rules—lest he destroy her dreams. Again.
Trapped in the past and doomed to re-live the night of his murder, Lord Leo Wraxall awakens at sunset. This year, something is different. Might an unexpected time traveler who arrives at his hidden workshop help alter his cursed fate? But destiny refuses to relax its grip; the stars cannot be realigned. As adversaries threaten to snatch away a final thread of hope, can Diana and Leo forge a new path into the future? Or will they be haunted for eternity by what might have been?
Join eight USA Today and International bestselling authors as they spin their tales of hot aliens and the people who love them. Whether set in a faraway world, or taking place right here on earth, these eight action packed novellas are full of sci-fi, adventure and, of course, romance! Amazon KU
Leaving behind the people she loves most in the world, Ashen sets off into the wilderness in hopes of finding the elusive group of rebels know as the Consortium. But when she finds herself among strangers in the former ski town locals have named the “Bastille,” secrets begin to reveal themselves, friendships prove as fragile as glass, and Ashen begins to understand just how powerful her enemy really is. When her brother, Kel, goes missing, Ashen is forced to return to the place she despises…where she’s faced with a cruel and brutal choice that will break her heart. Amazon KU
VS Note: I put this on my TBR. Sounded good.
In 2085, humankind is at the brink of extinction. A mutated virus originating from a worldwide pandemic in 2025 has rendered 99% of women infertile, yet has no effect on men. The only hope for the survival of mankind is to send young men back in time to find fertile women before the virus infects them. However, the space time continuum may not be disturbed since any change in the past may wipe out the future. Therefore, only women known to have died during the 2025 pandemic may be chosen. But will they come willingly? Carter Ambrose is the first young man to travel back in time and assigned to bring back Julie Schneider, a young woman fated to die in the first wave of the virus. However, something goes wrong during the time jump and Carter suddenly finds himself racing against time to win Julie’s trust and affection so he can convince her to come back to the future with him. Amazon KU
A spaceship crash survivor, Addie Rye is lucky to be alive. But being stuck on a primitive planet isn’t exactly the epitome of luck. With no way home, Addie has no choice but learn how to use stone tools and catch her dinner before cooking it while attempting to befriend a tribe of wild nomads who inhabit this planet. His injuries rendering him useless in the eyes of his tribe, embattled Zoark is content to occupy the lowest rung of the social ladder. When Addie ingratiates herself into his tribe, he doesn’t trust her and goes out of his way to make her feel unwelcome. But soon, he is captivated by her grit and resilience and enchanted by her human spirit. Against his will, his long-dormant protective instincts come to life. As the tribe moves around this vast alien steppe, tensions mount among its people, augmented by dwindling resources, violent predators, and marauding rivals. Only the strongest will survive, and Zoark needs Addie to keep him going. Knowing the fate of the tribe may one day depend on this man, Addie agrees to his impersonal proposition. But can her human heart remain detached? Amazon KU
Trilana: I’ve spent my life being told what to do. My only escape is the Haunt, the hideout where stars let loose. I’m not going to let some beast of an alien cyborg stop me. He’s a machine, not a man.
Late thirties. Broad, powerful, with stony skin that’s inhuman. He makes grown men look like little boys. His jaw is like an anvil, his fists hammers, his eyes gleaming with an inhuman glow. If I didn’t know better, I’d think he has some Aurelian in his DNA, the alien species infamous for their brutality, mating rage, and their absolute need to find their fated mate and tame her. Trilana, the character I’ve played for the last ten years would never be attracted to him. So why do I instinctively want to do everything he says? Unit 5001: I’ve been linked to her since my eyes opened. One purpose. Keep her safe. I don’t care about her reputation. I don’t care about her billion-credit contract with her bosses.
Her life depends on doing exactly as I say. I’m going to make certain she does. When she disrespects me and runs away up to no good… I know exactly what she needs. But when she gives me a name – I ache for something more than just protecting her. It’s utterly forbidden, but I want to claim the one I was built to guard. Amazon KU
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Dr. Roberta McClelland–Bobbi to her friends–is a Xeno-Cultural Anthropologist living her lifelong dream of studying an alien species. On the peaceful planet of Avria Pentaura, she spends her days tending crops and learning her new people’s customs. But her peace doesn’t last long–she doesn’t count on raiders from the neighboring planet, Saurous, coming to visit and she especially doesn’t expect to be kidnapped and held captive by a rogue Kindred named Dragon. Dragon isn’t native to Saurous–a planet inhabited by lizard people called Saurians. His parents were killed when he was little and he has been adopted into the Crimson Blades crime family. As a Hybrid–a mix of two different types of Kindred–he isn’t sure of his heritage. He only knows that his mother was a Vision Kindred, but his father’s origins and the other half of his own nature are a mystery to him. The big Hybrid has never met a female like Bobbi before and the minute he sees her…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
He won’t stop touching her, and as much as she enjoys what it does to her body, Alyssa needs time. Having to explain to an alien why her first time is a big deal is hard enough without said alien suffering from PTSD and barely speaking to her. But she’d get through to him, get that taciturn loner to open up so she can get to know him—outside the bedroom. Except the moment it happens, she’s abducted for the second time in her life. The only reason she’s not despairing is him being there with her, on a huge ship full of mean mercenaries. The only way to survive is to work together—starting with overcoming his past trauma. Luckily, he has a very patient human girl to help him. One who would kill to get her happily ever after. Amazon KU
I’m a space pirate, and that means I’m used to finding myself in some pretty hairy situations. But getting abducted and imprisoned inside a remote experimental lab? Yeah, I think this takes the cake.Then there’s my neighbor in the cell next door, Xavier. Despite being a smoking hot alien, he’s a brooder with a pronounced contempt for pirates like me. But that distaste can’t hide the look in his eyes when I’m forced to shower in front of him. Everything changes when our experimenters demand we breed for them. If we ever hope to escape, we’re going to have to play along. But what happens after that? Will Xavier and I return to the loner lives we both once knew? Or will we discover an unshakable bond neither of us thought was possible? Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release
The wild lands are places city dwellers never go, save for the hunters who must enter those feral lands to bring back rare protein. A hunter is only as good as his pet, but William has none. Until he spots a green haired female running free. She does not want to be caught. She does not want to be tamed. She does not want to be his. He will domesticate her. He will feed her. Clothe her. Tend to her every need. He will also discipline her – at first when he must, and more when it becomes clear his purring little pet enjoys a firm hand. He will train her to do his bidding and to be good and obedient.
If he is successful, she will become more than his pet. She will become his mate. Amazon KU
Carline is thrilled to be abducted by aliens. A professional cat burglar, she was about to be cornered (and shot) by police when she suddenly found herself teleported into an orbiting spaceship. In debt to an alien matchmaker, she ends up being given an offer she can’t refuse: marry the deformed but virtuous youngest prince on the planet Braxia. While she braces herself for a wedding to some sort of alien monster, Norax braces himself for her rejection. But both are surprised by what they find. Carline finds Norax handsome and brave, despite his scars, and Norax falls hard for her when he realizes she accepts him for what he is. Yet, nothing is ever easy for a Braxian warrior, and when a secret scheme against him makes Carline the primary target, Norax will stop at nothing to rescue his beloved. Amazon KU
The end is nigh. It’s all or nothing! Elizabeth Hunter-Payne has been abducted by her archnemesis Vladimir. Lucius, his patchwork man, a chimera assembled from body parts of the dead, “rescued” her from a sham charge of murder. Now a pariah, separated from everyone who cares, Elizabeth finds herself in a luxury country estate where the gentry throw off the shackles of convention and consume copious quantities of an aphrodisiac called ambrosia and participate in salacious shenanigans involving wanton servants, well-endowed sex machines, and a familiar doppelganger. All provide cover for Vladimir as he advances his ultimate plot: to destroy the empire and possess Elizabeth body and soul.
Jet Lassiter likes being a pilot for Argeneau Inc. Perks included travelling to exotic locations and meeting interesting people, even if they are the blood-sucking kind. He’s living the good life, until his plane goes down in the mountains and four of his passengers are gravely injured. They need blood to heal… and Jet is the only source. Quinn Peters never wanted to be immortal. Once a renowned heart surgeon, she was turned against her will and now she has to drink blood to survive. Before she can ask how her “life” can get any worse, she’s in a plane crash. One of the few survivors, Quinn is desperate to get the mortal pilot to safety before her fellow immortals succumb to their blood lust and drain Jet dry. But hungry vampires are the least of their worries—the crash wasn’t an accident, and someone is trying to kill Quinn. Will she and Jet find their happily ever after as life mates, or will her assassin find her first?
For most of his life, Gunnar the basilisk has spent his time as a gigantic, fearsome monster, defending the wild Texas landscape from invaders and rival shifters. Now that he and the other basilisks have awakened into the modern world, they’re on a new mission: to find mates, and help bring peace to a world growing more chaotic by the day. But when a simple assignment in a small town brings the stoic, silent Gunnar face to face with an easily-frightened woman in dire need of his protection, the beast inside him roars to stay by her side, whether she likes it or not. April Nelson’s life in the quiet town of Clawson’s Creek is anything but normal. For starters, shifters aren’t a secret to the humans there. And to make things worse, the bear and wolf shifters living in town have been fighting for years. When the feud leads to a deadly attack that nearly kills her, she finds an unexpected ally in a tall, gorgeous man with one red eye and one blue eye. Gunnar, the basilisk, a man of strength and secrets, whose handsomeness is matched only by his obsession with protecting her. Even against her own wishes. When it’s clear Gunnar isn’t going to leave her alone with a town full of angry shifters fast on her heels, all April can do is let him into her life. But Gunnar has found his mate, and between saving her life multiple times, and heated nights beneath the autumn sky, the attraction and the drama between the two of them is reaching a fever pitch. And though April may have found her new reason to carry on with her difficult life, the forces clashing in Clawson’s Creek look like they won’t permit her a happy ending until her basilisk protector has dealt with all of them. Amazon KU
Red wolf Carmela Wildhaven retired from the army, but not until after she helped vote out three sergeants who’d been using illegal drugs. Now that she’s out of the military, those former sergeants are out for her blood. She just has to reach the Silver wolves’ pack territory in Silver Town and these men can’t hassle her. But when they run her off the road before she can reach safety, she knows she’s on her own. Retired army Special Forces officer and gray wolf Michael Hoffman had plans to check out the Greystoke pack in Silver Town when he smelled three unfamiliar gray wolves. When he realizes they’re making plans to take down a red she-wolf, he determines to protect her at all costs. Now Carmela and Michael are alone, injured, and have only each other to rely on, but nothing will stop these fated mates from making it out of this alive…and together.
VS Note: I don’t have enough words to tell you how much I loved loved loved this author’s Captive Prince trilogy so I immediately pre-ordered this. It’s not connected to Captive Prince but I loved the world she created for that set of novels so I’m hopeful for this one.
Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. Then an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, who have sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns. Will is thrust into a world of magic, where he starts training for a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark. As London is threatened and old enmities are awakened, Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.
Alpha gorilla Atticus Keeton never believed that love was in the cards for him, not even with the Amazing Adventures Safari Park’s VIP tour bringing in unmated females from all over the tri-state area. He wants to find his soulmate, but he doesn’t think it’ll happen. When he’s compelled to go into the park, he sees a beautiful human female he’s certain is his soulmate. The problem? She’s been on the run for two decades from a dangerous polar bear shifter who wants her and her daughter dead, and she doesn’t know that shifters are real. Lori Jones can’t relax. Even though she’s been living in an apartment complex within the park, behind stone walls that are patrolled constantly, she’s still afraid. Still worried that her daughter’s father is somehow going to get to them and kill them both as he promised he would. She’s spent so long on the run that she doesn’t know how to trust that she and Novi are finally safe, no matter what her daughter or her daughter’s new boyfriend promise.
When Lori meets the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen in her life and feels an immediate connection to him, the first thing she worries about is that he’ll become a target and potentially get hurt because of her past. While she doesn’t want Atticus to get hurt, she can’t stay away from him, and his promises that he’ll keep her safe no matter what are enough for her to let her guard down.
Wolf shifter and loner Navy Amana doesn’t want much out of life. A few good books and a quiet place to read to his heart’s content. When his family sends him on business to San Diego, Navy isn’t pleased. But a chance meeting with his dream woman changes everything…Karina Sai is furious that her father is selling their family business. She seeks solace in her beloved bookstore only to meet the most intriguing man. Ever. After an incredible day – and night – with Navy, her luck seems to change for the better. But, of course, things aren’t that simple. Navy and Karina might be fated mates, but their connection is severed by misunderstandings and family jealousy. Someone is out to stop their happily-ever-after before it can even begin. Amazon KU
Sent halfway across the world in her identical twin sister’s place to sign a contract with a reclusive billionaire, Katy Toure has no idea what she’s walking into. Before she signs anything, however, she meets the most amazing, drop-dead gorgeous man of her dreams. Even if all she can have with him is one night, she can’t resist the hunger in his eyes or the way he makes her body sing. Ryker Draquonir, king of the dragon shifters, takes one look at the woman sent to sign a contract with him, a contemporary marriage of convenience, and knows she is an impostor. Fate has stepped in after centuries on his own to give him his heart’s desire; for the woman standing before him is his true mate. Ancient Draquonir law forbids Ryker from revealing the existence of dragons and other magical creatures to her before he has claimed her, so if he wants a chance at happily ever after, he will have to seduce her to get it; woo her as only a billionaire can. Dragons love to hunt, and he will do anything to capture his true mate’s heart.
A man has gone missing on the eve of his wedding. Is he dead or alive? While trying to solve that mystery, Jill must also track down the second compass stone with help from an old friend. And who has upset Winky this time? Amazon KU
Three sexy-but-psycho monsters. One fiery, determined witch. And a high-stakes heist about to go very wrong…I’ve made some pretty questionable choices in the name of my witchcraft—dabbling in necromancy, double-crossing vampires—but summoning the dark goddess? That was just plain stupid. Now I’m in her debt, and goddesses don’t exactly do payment plans. She wants the blood of the dark fae warlord of Midnight, a realm of exiles where the sun never rises and torture is a competitive sport. It’s a death trap only three men have ever escaped—my newly appointed escorts. Jax, a terrifying demon whose icy touch leaves me trembling in more ways than one. Hudson, a hulking, fiercely loyal shifter hiding secrets so painful he barely speaks. And Elian, a cocky fae prick with eyes like molten silver and a heart full of vengeance—a heart that once belonged to me. I’ll do anything to settle my debts and get back home, even if it means teaming up with my infuriating ex and the other sinfully hot psychos for the most dangerous blood heist in history. But when it comes to the cruel fae warlord, not even my monsters can protect me…Especially when we discover why the dark goddess really sent us to Midnight. Amazon KU
Is there such a thing as second chances? Our mission is simple: track down my mother and find a way to save my sister from the witches. Should be easy, except in our world, nothing ever goes to plan, especially when you’re traveling with four sexy, Viking Alphas who are ready to start a war to take ownership of the Savage sector… and me! The more I spend time with them, the more I feel my mind, body, and soul bending to their wills and desires. This complicates things, especially when my past returns with vengeance. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the dangerously wicked Alphas I’ve grown close to have been cursed to remain by my side whether they want to or not, making it much harder to trust them. Because sometimes betrayal by those closest to you can end up destroying you. Amazon KU
Things are going great between Zayne and Mina, until a body drops in on the middle of their date–quite literally. And when Zayne realizes he knows the victim, he decides he needs to find the killer.
Meanwhile, Scarlett gets her first real role as an actress, and will put her new skills to the test as she and Mina infiltrate a group intent on turning Fairy Falls into a town with only witches and wizards as inhabitants. Will Mina be able to find the killer, or does she just have too many film reels to juggle at once? Amazon KU
When ten-year-old Kevin comes down with Uniform Shifter’s Disease—a blood disorder that would eventually prevent him from shifting between his animal form and his human—one small town will band together and do whatever it takes to fight an insidious disease affecting the shifters who live among them. From Wolves to Dragons to Possums, and everything in between, the single shifters are going up for auction! Sold to the highest bidders, for twenty-four hours anything goes—and some might even find their fated mates. When times get tough, the tough get dates with sexy shifters, all for a good cause.
Life was looking up for me not long ago. Now, it’s looking all the way down. This latest shitstorm? Yeah, it takes the cake and the beetroot tickle. The father who shunned me from birth lays cold and dead. The courts are in turmoil and after blood. My blood. I need to find his killer, yet that mystery pales in comparison to the madness crushing fae in its giant grip. I’m desperate to find the door to Underhill before true anarchy descends. The answers I seek are on the other side, I’m sure of it. With two gifted swords, a magic shield, some finnicky power, and dubious spirit for company, I must locate the path to our native realm again. And if I can manage that while resisting the Unseelie fae stalking my every footstep, then all the better. But I am part human after all. Amazon KU
Homeless and jobless, Fenn Todd has nearly run out of hope. All he has left is his longing for horses and the strength of his own two hands. But when he’s cheated into accepting a very ugly sackcloth horse, he’s catapulted into a world of magic, politics and desire. Fenn’s invited to stay at the black tower, home of the most terrifying man in the realm: Morgrim, the court sorcerer. Morgrim has a reputation as a scheming villain, but he seems surprisingly charming—and sexy—and Fenn falls hard for him. However, nothing is as it seems and everyone at the tower is lying about something. Beset by evil hexes, violent political intrigue and a horse that eats eiderdowns, Fenn must make the hardest choices of his life. Can a plain man like Fenn ever find true love with a scheming sorcerer?
When the elegant Alexandria Coronado asks for my help in finding her pink pearl necklace that was stolen from the Magic Wand Hotel, I had no idea it would involve murder, scuba diving, and a massive empire. Because our sheriff suspects magic is involved, he is willing to join forces with the Pink Iguana sleuths. That’s where I come in. Hi, I’m Glinda Goodall, and I’m a witch, who together with my fiancé, run our sleuth business. At first, I thought this was going to be another run-of-the-mill theft case, but when Alexandria goes scuba diving and is lost at sea, it turns into a lot more. Finding that she is a super wealthy heiress of a vitamin empire, makes our suspect list grow even more. Amazon KU
A standalone story in the Shadow Beast Shifters world. Best read after Reborn for storyline continuity.Melalekin “Angel” of the Honor Meadows has been a warrior her entire life. Battle. Death. Loss. They were her constant companions until the day she met Mera Callahan. A shifter who ended up being so much more. A shifter who changed her life, and now… she has been reborn. The scars of her past are gone. Her losses muted under the new life she plans on living. There’s just one being standing in her way. A grudge holding desert deity who has made an art form out of making her life hell. Reece of the Desert Lands is a god unused to being defied, and he has a very long memory when it comes to those who wronged him. Angel is the one he blames for the worst loss in his life, and he’ll never let her forget it. Their history is tragic and bloodied, and the pair are set to clash one more time, especially when they end up trapped in the very spot where they lost it all. A meeting of the dynasties in the Delfora, the ancient desert lands, will force them to the place it all began. Here they will learn that sometimes the past defines your future. And that there is a fine line between love and hate. Amazon KU
With Bronywyn’s light magic steadily dissipating at a rate she can’t begin to understand, it’s all she can do to hang on to the shred of humanity left in her soul. Now, the shadow magic is using her own haunted memories to drive her steadily insane. In her lucid moments, Bronywyn knows it’s only a matter of time before the shadow succeeds—earning it a front-row seat to the rest of her life. Her only hope is that Tarnley has found a way to free himself from the magic binding them together before it’s too late to save them both. Amazon KU
How does one go about tracking down an old, cursed Unseelie fugitive who could be anywhere? I’m almost certain he’s the entire reason this ballet it fatal, though I don’t know how considering he would be old and frail by now. This ballet hasn’t killed anyone yet, but we’ve only just gotten started. Marsden isn’t helping at all and he only made things worse with Bellatrix by having Julian arrested. Amazon KU
Liam O’Connor has one purpose in this life—to push the woman he loves into the arms of another man. The Irish rogue unknowingly changed the course of destiny when he fell in love with Cora McLeod over a century ago. Their passion was intense, brief and tragic. And the angels have been trying to restore the balance of fate ever since. Now police officers in Providence Falls, North Carolina, Liam and Cora are partners on a murder investigation. The intensity of the case has drawn them closer together—exactly what Liam is supposed to avoid. The angels have made it clear Cora must be with Finley Walsh. But headstrong Cora makes her own decisions and she’s starting to have feelings for Liam—the only thing he’s ever really wanted. Liam knows this is the last chance to save his soul. But does he love Cora enough to let her go?
After a thousand years entombed, the Corpse King has broken the witch’s binding and risen again. He’s raised an army and will rule us all unless we fight and stop him. And I’m the one who holds the key to his defeat. The witches have tasked me with this mission but they don’t trust me. They send two Berserkers to be my guides, my protectors and my guards. Ragnar and Loki are powerful warriors but if they think I’m a naive innocent they can control, they are very much mistaken. I trust them as little as they trust me, and I am on my guard. What I don’t expect is for them to breach my defenses. Bind my worries. Tear down my walls and make me forget my fears. It would be so easy to lose myself to them, but love is a luxury I do not have. The Berserkers want forever, but I give them one night, because one night is all I have. Tomorrow I face the Corpse King and fight to save everything I hold dear. And in this final battle, I may not survive.
In Wisdom, Shelter. That’s the official motto of the Scholomance. I suppose you could even argue that it’s true—only the wisdom is hard to come by, so the shelter’s rather scant. Our beloved school does its best to devour all its students—but now that I’ve reached my senior year and have actually won myself a handful of allies, it’s suddenly developed a very particular craving for me. And even if I somehow make it through the endless waves of maleficaria that it keeps throwing at me in between grueling homework assignments, I haven’t any idea how my allies and I are going to make it through the graduation hall alive. Unless, of course, I finally accept my foretold destiny of dark sorcery and destruction. That would certainly let me sail straight out of here. The course of wisdom, surely. But I’m not giving in—not to the mals, not to fate, and especially not to the Scholomance. I’m going to get myself and my friends out of this hideous place for good—even if it’s the last thing I do.
Heather resigned herself to life without a mate. She’s always been a freak, unable to fit into either the human or shifter world. When her broken family joins a new pack, she’s suspicious and reluctant to accept her new fate. When David starts showing interest in her, it’s hard for her to believe his feelings are genuine. She tries to give him the cold shoulder … until she goes into heat. David strikes out time and time again with Heather. The new female in their pack refuses to acknowledge they are meant to be together. He’s not one to give up hope, determined to win over the curvy vegan wolf at any cost. When the mating heat takes hold of Heather, he’s the only one who can satisfy her. He’s ready to give her exactly what she craves, but he wants more than just her body. When Heather runs into danger, will she accept David’s help or sacrifice her own life?
A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost…and found. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen when she’s around—changes in weather, inanimate objects taking flight—and those who seek to bring her into their family quickly cast her out. To cope, she never gets attached, never makes friends. And she certainly never dates. Working odd jobs and always keeping her suitcases half-packed, Persephone is used to moving around, leaving one town for another when curiosity over her eccentric behavior inevitably draws unwanted attention. After an accidental and very public display of power, Persephone knows it’s time to move on once again. It’s lucky, then, when she receives an email from the one friend she’s managed to keep, inviting her to the elusive Wile Isle. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. However, upon arrival, Persephone quickly discovers that Wile is no ordinary island. In fact, it just might hold the very things she’s been searching for her entire life. Answers. Family. Home. And some things she did not want. Like 100-year-old curses and an even older family feud. With the clock running out, love might be the magic that saves them all.
Single mom Lexie Bell hopes to make this first Christmas in their new home special for her six-year-old son, Brock. Festive lights and homemade fudge, check. Friendly neighbors? Uh, no. The reclusive widower next door is more grinchy than nice. But maybe he just needs a reminder of what matters most. At least sharing some holiday cheer with him will distract her from her own lack of romance…
Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife and he sees no point in looking for it. Until she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. He can start by being a little more neighborly to the single mom next door. In spite of his protests, he’s soon making snowmen and decorating Christmas trees. How will it all end? Merrily, of course. A certain Christmas ghost is going to make sure of that!
Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two. That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all. Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.
This Halloween, all witch Jayce Bonheim wants is to scare up business for her coffeeshop at PaganCon. But then a druid in distress asks her for help, and the conference turns into a setup for murder. Can Jayce unveil a killer and stop an evil fey before her time runs out?
Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt’s grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that’s just legend, the village gossips talking. More than thirty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play “Sleepy Hollow boys,” reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?
When Violeta Graceling and her younger brother Arien arrive at the haunted Lakesedge estate, they expect to find a monster. Leta knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem. As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn… Now, to save Rowan—and herself—Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.
Plagued with erratic. volatile magic, Nicodemus Green focuses his entire life to stop an evil sorcerer who brainwashes or kills anyone in his path to domination. Ten years into this crusade, Nick stumbles upon his former Academy instructor in the Austrian Alps. The strict and pious Byron Domitius has cloistered himself in an isolated manor. Alone and starving, he hates the twisted, damned creature he has become. A prophecy calls for Nick and Byron to bond by blood to finally bring an end to the sorcerer’s hidden agenda. The two are forced to see beyond their shared past, and Nick finds himself desiring more from his old instructor than just his magic. But are these emotions real, or do they come from the heat of their bond?
I’m Venus and I’ve got amnesia. Or at least I think I do. My memory’s filled with black holes. Why can’t I remember my childhood or the parents who raised me? How did I end up in this random small town, and why can’t I remember what happened five minutes ago? I somehow end up on a road trip with Neptune, a girl who I barely even know. She ditches me in a small town called Silver Springs with no money, no phone, and no way to get home. So I need to find her. Stat. What I find instead is a wart on the tip of my nose. How did that get there? It’s no wonder the three Hotter than the Sun men I meet don’t seem to realize I exist. Ernest, who owns an anti-romance bookstore, is more interested in reading. Stefano, the doctor who claims he’s in the mafia, says he doesn’t date patients. News flash: this wart isn’t going to fix itself. And Chett, the famous guitarist for Not a Vampire, has a son who seems to hate me. The planets must be misaligned—or I might be cursed—because the gaps in my memory are growing. I’m falling for Ernest, Stefano, and Chett, but how can we have a happy ever after when I can barely remember who they are?
Good luck hounds me like a bad hangover, but love has never been in the cards for me. I’m only here for my friend Calla, to help set up an illegal casino and save the Silver Oak’s Retirement Home. See? Lucky enough to avoid scrutiny by the police, but not lucky enough to find the man who’ll ignite my senses. But when a magical concert changes everything, I find myself mated to three men – a cranky, domineering dragon, a world-weary vampire, and god who throws my luck out of whack every time he’s near. And none of them want to be tied down to me, the unluckiest lucky person to set foot in Silver Springs. Can I save the retirement home, make money with the casino, and finally mate with the loves of my life … before it all comes crashing down?
Yuri is no stranger to pigment and brush, so he can’t help but be curious when he reads about a rare piece of art discovered in Pinyin Bay—a Shul Cadfur painting rumored to be worth a million dollars. And the painting soon turns up on his doorstep in the hands of his Boardwalk buddy, Drew Draws, who’s desperate to have his find authenticated. If only the reclusive Cadfur had signed the canvas. Fortunately, Dixon loves to sign things—whether or not the name he’s signing is his own. All he needs is a good look at the artist’s signature. Not only has Cadfur himself mysteriously disappeared, but even his signature proves more elusory than a wolverine in witness protection. The situation is so convoluted, one might even suspect Spellcraft is involved. Can Dixon and Yuri square away the painting before the art appraiser gets there? Or will the million dollars dry up like an open tube of paint?
Rose Atkinson’s mother can see the future. Her father can move things he doesn’t touch. Her brother Aaron can read minds. And Rose, well, she makes a mean spaghetti bolognese. Everyone else in her family is Atypical, which means they manifested an ability that defies the limits of the human experience. At nineteen, well past the average age of manifestation, Rose is stuck defending her decision not to go to college and instead working in the kitchen of a local restaurant, hoping to gain the experience she needs to become a chef. When a rollerblading accident sends her to the hospital, she meets a girl she can’t forget and she starts to feel like maybe her life isn’t quite so small. But when she starts falling asleep mid-conversation, she thinks, then again maybe I’m doomed to never have good things. Rose should be happy to learn that she’s Atypical after all—that diving into dreams makes her a part of her family in the way she always wanted. But the more time she spends in the dreamworld, the more complicated her ability becomes. Trying to balance her work, her power, and a girlfriend who doesn’t know about Atypicals, Rose seeks help. But she soon discovers that being Atypical comes with dangers she never could have imagined. Even her carefully constructed dreamworld isn’t safe.
Bookstore owner Willa Chance had no idea that a magical key was hidden in the old recipe book that she sold to food blogger Mary Ashford. Luckily the key is now safely tucked away in a box high on a shelf in the bookstore…. or is it? Feline sleuth Pandora needs Willa’s help to make sure that key doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. This time she’ll have to take drastic measures to break through the barrier that has stopped her from communicating with her human… even if she has to take a chance on one of Pepper St. Onge’s enchanted teas. The teas are known to have unpredictable results, but Pandora is desperate and what could be worse than the threat to Mystic Notch? The results of drinking the tea are worse than Pandora could have ever imagined. But not worse than murder. Which is exactly what happens to Mary Ashford. And if Pandora and Willa don’t figure out who is behind this, Mary won’t be the only one who ends up dead. Amazon KU
Casia has survived her brother’s attempts to crush her and her growing army, but the battle for their empire is just beginning. Bitter and wounded, carrying the curse of a dark and dangerous upper-god, and desperate for more allies, she charges northward to seek the elves who once walked alongside the divine beings. The elven Court of Moreth holds knowledge. Secrets. And power. The kind of power that could shift all of Casia’s wars in her favor. If she can survive the dangerous politics and treacherous magic of the elf-kind. While these outer battles rage, so too do the ones within. Elander is losing what remained of his divinity. His court. His powers. His grasp on what he once was and what he once knew. But he’s determined to keep fighting, gathering his own ancient allies and working to aid Casia in her wars. He lost her once. He won’t do it again. But his devotion to her may be the very thing that destroys him. And when that destruction comes, it comes with a twist—one that could change their entire world. Forever. Amazon KU
Joron Twiner’s dreams of freedom lay shattered. His Shipwife is gone and all he has left is revenge. Leading the black fleet from the deck of Tide Child, he takes every opportunity to hurt the Hundred Isles he is given. But his time is limited. His fleet is shrinking, the Keyshan’s Rot is running through his body, and he hiding from a prophecy that says he and the avian sorcerer, the Windseer will end the entire world. But the Sea Dragons have returned, a miracle in itself, and who is to say that if you can have one miracle, there cannot be another?
Reva Brennan is a witch unlike any other. She owns The Dimidio Inn, a haunted hotel that’s been in her family for generations. With her best friends, Cyrus the Victorian ghost, and Pistol, a snarky tabby kitten that will never grow up, at her side, life is pretty good. That is until a dead body turns up at the cemetery next door to the inn. A dead body in a cemetery might not sound so bad, but this one was murdered. An arrow to the heart took out Burton Crabb, the owner of Terror Tales, a local ghost tour company. Detective Matt Carver pegs Reva’s Aunt Alva as the prime suspect in the killing, so Reva’s got to pull out all of the stops to clear her Auntie’s name. It doesn’t help that Aunt Alva fought with the deceased over his disrespect of the cemetery’s inhabitants. Can Reva find the killer and keep her beloved Aunt out of prison? Or is she walking right into a killer’s deadly snare? Come along as Reva and friends solve this crime one spell at a time. Amazon KU
In this blockbuster fantasy series, perfect for fans of Holly Black and Tomi Adeyemi, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they journey into a magical jungle to hunt down the vicious monster who is threatening their home. But as they begin to uncover ancient deadly secrets, it quickly becomes unclear whether they are the hunters…or the hunted.
When Thomas travels to America to capture an evil witch, he quickly discovers that his training as a Supernatural Investigator has not prepared him for how powerful she is. Transformed into a gargoyle and cursed to spend eternity in a hellish alternate reality, he has little hope of ever returning to the real world or finding happiness again. Hannah’s first week after moving to New York City is filled with sightseeing and tourist traps. After dragging her best friend all around the city, she finds herself drawn to an ornate local cathedral. When she touches an alluring stone gargoyle, however, her life is thrown into chaos when he suddenly comes alive. Now he’s crashing at her new apartment and things are heating up. Not only does this monster have a charming British accent, but he’s also kind, considerate, and has one hell of a tongue. Can she help him adjust to the 21st century? Or, will his past bring even more trouble into her life?
As a Striker, Talin was taught loyalty is life. Loyalty to the Shield who watches your back, to the Strikers who risk their lives on the battlefield, and most of all, to Mara, which was once the last nation free from the Karensa Federation’s tyranny. But Mara has fallen. And its destruction has unleashed Talin’s worst nightmare. With her friends scattered by combat and her mother held captive by the Premier, Talin is forced to betray her fellow Strikers and her adopted homeland. She has no choice but to become the Federation’s most deadly war machine as their newest Skyhunter. Red is no stranger to the cruelty of the Federation or the torture within its Skyhunter labs, but he knows this isn’t the end for Mara – or Talin. The link between them may be weak, but it could be Talin and Red’s only hope to salvage their past and safeguard their future. While the fate of a broken world hangs in the balance, Talin and Red must reunite the Strikers and find their way back to each other in this smoldering sequel to Marie Lu’s Skyhunter.
A small English town. An enchanted tea room. A murder at a horse race. Can this newbie witch and her vampire friends catch the killer? Minnie Wells, here! I was hoping for a fun weekend at the biggest horse races in England. But instead, I discover the body of an infamous horse trainer, murdered in the stables! Now I’ve got to team up with my sassy black cat familiar to catch the killer, and clear the track’s veterinarian of the bogus charges against him. But as I wade through a long list of suspects, from rival jockeys to angry animal rights activists, I’m afraid I’ve caught the killer’s notice. Can I solve the case before I’m next on the chopping block? Amazon KU
The Varúlf have one monumental problem: in a modern world where magical races, once numerous, have been slowly disappearing, they’re next. There are whispers that witches may hold answers, but rumours help no one. Wielders of elemental magic, descendants of gods and now existing solely in secret, the witches have been hunted to near extinction by the Varúlf, dangerous werewolf shifters.
Facing an extinction of their own, the Varúlf have turned to desperate measures to try and ensure their own survival – at any cost. But it has been decades since a witch was last seen…… until one ventures far from the safety of her coven on a once-in-a-lifetime errand for an important ritual, only to find herself in the grasp of the one Varúlf unwilling to imprison her. When Isa meets Braun on a hotel rooftop, she doesn’t know the danger she is in. And after she escapes, she finds herself longing for the man who saved her – the man, and the beast that she has spent her life hiding from. Unwilling alpha Braun has no interest in pack politics. What he does have an interest in is the beautiful witch he saved from a literal pack of wolves, a woman he has no hope of ever seeing again. With danger on her tail, Isa runs. But each time she runs back into Braun’s arms, it becomes harder to let her go.
Amazon (<= Might be KU when released.)
Finn Janssens is about to lose it all. Desperate to save everyone he loves, he strikes a hasty deal with a hospital priest, selling his soul and agreeing to die multiple deaths to keep his wife and newborn child alive. Stuck in a place where everyone can read his mind, and with a contract signed in blood, Finn realizes he made a huge mistake. With the help of a repentant demon, he devises a plan during that moment between life and death when his thoughts are his alone. He thinks he has plenty of time to figure things out, until Father B. L. Zeebub throws a kink in his plan. Staring down an eternity in hell, Finn must find the loophole he needs to get out of his contract before it’s too late.
Three lives. One sacrifice. There’s only one way out. Amazon KU
Just because I sleep in front of the fire, doesn’t make me a damsel in distress. My step-mother calls me Cinderella… Not because I’m happily married to a prince, but because I have a horrible family! My parents are both dead, leaving me with a step mother who tormented me until I left home forever.
Now I live on the streets, stealing food to survive. It isn’t ideal, but neither was living under the same roof as the my step-mother once my father died. But I’m not helpless, I can handle anything that comes my way… Until I my step-mother tries to sell off my father’s house. Now all bets are off.
Tucked in the cold Colorado mountains lies the remote village of Gray Birch, a place where outsiders are frowned upon. In this village lives a cat named Bijou. But she’s no ordinary house cat; her ancestors were mousers on Viking longships, and their blood runs through her veins. Since her battle skills are hardly needed in this modern age, however, she spends her energies running the Fox Burrow Pet Inn with her human, Spencer, and her assistant, Skunk, a mentally negligible Pomeranian. Together, the happy trio has created a safe haven for their four-legged guests. But when Eddy Line, a handsome baker from California, comes to the inn—along with his piglet and pit bull puppy—everything changes. Spencer falls for Eddy, Bijou is unhappy with the sudden changes to her clan, and the townspeople are anything but welcoming; in fact, threats are made against Eddy when he buys the town’s historic firehouse in order to open a bakery. Then a shocking murder/dognapping occurs on the night of the bakery’s grand opening, and Bijou finds herself thrust into a tangled mystery. To solve it, she will have to summon her inner Viking—and fight tooth and claw for her new clan.
Tracking down Aunt Lavender’s kidnapper is proving to be more difficult than running through a swimming pool filled with peanut butter. Every lead we uncover ends with more questions than answers. We’re running out of ideas—and time, too. The mysterious Golden Lotus seems to hold the key to the investigation, but no one can tell us what it does or why Aunt Lavender might have been looking for it. And if that wasn’t enough to keep both my cranky feline familiar and me completely occupied, we find ourselves thrust into the center of another criminal investigation—this time as the lead suspects. We have to work together to clear our names and get the Winterspell PD off our tails so we can continue our hunt for Aunt Lavender and the mysterious Golden Lotus. Time is burning faster than the wick on one of my enchanted candles, and I fear it’s about to sputter out. AmazonKU
Rakurai hunts demons. He doesn’t consort with gods. Until he meets Tenzen. Tenzen cares for souls. He despises the callous, self-absorbed Yuvine. Until he meets Rakurai. A rescue and a sacrifice make a death god and a hunter fall in love, but a life of bliss is a long way off. Someone is disturbing the balance of magic and threatening two worlds. And while desire draws Rakurai and Tenzen together, duty, assassins, and clan politics keep them apart. Who will Tenzen and Rakurai save in the end? Two worlds or each other?
Carly Cooper and her sister, Dana, live in the coastal town of Good Harbor, Maine where they belong to a small community quilting club. Only their “community” is a group of witches, warlocks, and a vampire who are terrible at magic. Carly is a talented quilter and has entered a prestigious national quilting competition. It is almost Halloween when Carly, with her group of friends and supporters and her pet raven Hazel, heads to Salem, Massachusetts to take part in the contest. Nervous and excited, she can’t wait for the competition to begin, but something terrible happens that puts the event on hold. Will Carly, Dana, Hazel, and their friends find clues to solve the crime before danger wraps its arms around all of them? Amazon KU
Titus wanted a summer fling—then he wanted more…Titus Eisenhower loves his job as an elementary school teacher in a small Texas town. Sure, he has to be careful, but not being out is fine with him since he’s not interested in dating another man after his last relationship went so badly. But now he’s got the career he’s always wanted, a safe place to be and friends. Isn’t that everything he’s dreamed of? But when he meets a man he can’t resist, Titus realizes he’s stifled a part of himself…and a part of his dream. He can’t trust another man ever again, but he can manage a little summer fling, right? Wrong—everything about the mysterious Draven calls to him, and the two share a connection Titus has never dreamed of. That’s already mind-blowing, but learning the truth about Draven is world-shattering. With evil threatening, and old enemies closing in, Titus will have to believe in things he didn’t know were possible if he and Draven are to stand a chance.
VS Note: From AUG 31
For generations, the Greek gods have been at war with each other; fighting to sit on the throne of Mt. Olympus. Eros, the god of love and the most powerful of the ancients, has been waging his own secret war. For eons, he has been looking for his lost soul mate, Psyche; her return marks the beginning of the end of the reign of the Olympians, and the restoration to power by the primordial gods. But she has been reborn a mortal, with no memory of him. Psyche holds the key to the throne of Mt. Olympus. With her and Eros’ enemies coming out of the shadows to stop them, it is a race against time. If she cannot reunite her soul with Eros, her powers, memories, and the lives of the gods and mortals alike will be forever lost. Amazon KU
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
With my gift coursing through my veins, the tables have turned on the Draven Campus. I’m no longer the Giftless reject, no longer the girl who’s fair game to the other students for daring to run away from my Bonds. But there are bigger problems heading my way. With destiny pushing me closer and closer to each of my Bonds, I’m fighting tooth and nail against nature to keep my distance. But they’re fighting harder to keep me in their grasp. When it becomes clear that the Resistance is closer than we ever thought, I don’t know who I can trust. Can I finally take control of my gift, or will it take control of me? Amazon KU
I broke the pact and now I’m stuck with five sexy mates. Wolves aren’t supposed to mate humans. Humans also aren’t supposed to interrupt sacred mating ceremonies, but I had a good reason, all right? I needed magic, and I needed a lot of it to save my little sister from the Moon Shadow plague running rampant in human territory. Do the wolves think twice about consequences? No. They’ve been careless of the side effects caused by their little territory battles. They have never cared about us. But they’ll care now, because I have all of their magic in the palm of my hand. Literally. The Goddess Crescent was supposed to be a myth, the power to turn a human and unite the major clans. I just didn’t expect it to bond me to an Alpha from each of the five packs, and now I’m afraid I bit off far more than I can chew. Amazon KU
There’s a darkness inside me, and it wants to be known. I came to Hawthorne with a plan that got obliterated by revelations that forever changed me. Now the darkness threatens to claim me and the only way to stop it is to find out who I really am. The otherworldly shifters that wanted me dead will now do anything to keep me safe, but unfortunately not even my mates can protect me where I’m going. Sometimes there’s a cost to survival, and I’m about to discover mine. Amazon KU
Can a wolf hacker find love with the clever dragon on her tail? Meg Scott has hacked into one too many shifter sites. Something has to change. So Meg signs up for the shifter dating app she just hacked. When Griffin Holm is matched with this mate after centuries of suppressing his dragon, he knows it’s time to let his instinct take over. But instead of being focused on her, he’s distracted by his pursuit of the hacker. Getting matched with Griffin gives Meg a chance at the life she craves. Despite the strength of Meg and Griffin’s primal bond, danger still lurks in the shadows. Can Meg and Griffin find a way to work together, or will Meg’s old employers come back to hunt them? Amazon KU
In a world of haves and have nots, where petty crime is punishable by death and magic is forbidden, a deadly contest unfolds in secret. Twelve competitors are mysteriously invited. The winner gets one wish. For 17-year-old Briar Bishop, this means saving her brother from execution by guillotine, and she’s not going to let anything or anyone get in her way. Especially not Leo Davenbrook, the handsome High Prince, who has grown up with everything she never had and whose very presence threatens her chance at survival. She has no idea a darker battle wages in secret, one that could lead to a fate far worse than the death of her brother.
I can’t remember who I am. The only thing I know is that he saved me. He pulled me out of a burning building. And now he’s the only face I recognize. I want to believe that things will be whole again. That I will find out who is hidden beneath my clothes. But instead I believe that he is the key to everything. The key to my being, my heart and soul, the reason I’m here. The fire within him is undeniable. And slowly but surely he’s pulling me with him. I don’t know myself, but I know that I want to lose myself in him…In the unknown, in the fiery heat inside of him…To be consumed entirely by his heat and never feel cold again. Amazon KU
Life in Silver Forest has never been particularly exciting for Bella. In fact, outside of meeting her best friend Jacob, it’s always been her against the world. Until fae started moving to town in droves, causing riots in the streets that she gets drawn into. But she’s never been the type to stand back and watch someone get abused. It seems something is drawing the fae to Silver Forest, a pull that even she is starting to feel. The problem is that no one seems to know what it means. With her life in chaos and an unexpected tragedy, Bella finds out more about herself than she knew was possible. And now she’s expected to revive a land she’s never even been to. But can ordinary Bella do anything that the fae, with magic and knowledge, can’t do? She’s just an average girl after all. Amazon KU
A fighter with one ultimate goal –Water dragon shifter Ranulf only wanted one thing in his life: to serve his king as a member of the famed Dragon Guard. But for a dragon from the wrong side of the islands like him, such a dream was out of reach. So, when opportunity strikes and he gets chosen for the Dragon Guard training pool, he pushes himself and reaches the top of his class. But when he meets his fated mate, everything changes for him. Not only was his dragon’s obsession with her putting his own goals in peril, but then he finds out she’s another unreachable dream – a princess, cousin to his revered king. He vows to ignore the desire brewing in him and achieve his lifelong goals. A princess with plans of her own – All her life, Princess Alyx wanted to escape just that–her boring, humdrum life stuck on a magical island. When her dreams finally come true and she escapes, she instantly embraces her freedom and newfound opportunities, including finally popping …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Posing as a trained dog for a low-budget horror movie is the worst idea wolf shifter Louis has ever let his best friend talk him into, but the money is too good to pass up. Besides, how hard can it be to growl for the camera, chase a few actors, and not let anyone realize Dr. Werewolf is starring a real werewolf? Very hard, when it turns out that the woman painting fake blood onto his fur is his fated mate…Makeup artist Stephanie thought working on Dr. Werewolf would be a fun distraction after dumping her cheating ex-boyfriend. But not only is her cheating ex on set as a caterer, he still thinks he can persuade her to get back together. Even worse, the star of Dr. Werewolf isn’t someone in a costume, it’s something straight out of her worst nightmares…After a childhood scare, even the gentlest dog makes Stephanie freeze up. But she is not going to let the crew down and she is not giving her ex the satisfaction of seeing her scared. She’ll just have to grit her teeth and do her best to avoid both the dog and the ex as much as possible. Determined to win over his mate, Louis will have to give the performance of a lifetime as a sweet and cuddly dog who is definitely not an actual wolf, figure out how to tell her the truth about shifters, and help her deal with her ex once and for all. Amazon KU
Sienna Murray was only fourteen when she pulled her neighbors out of a raging house fire. A decade later, she still can’t explain what happened that night, how she knew to save them at just the right moment—or why she receives the same mysterious warning when it happens again…New member of the Krewe of Hunters elite paranormal team Detective Ryder Stapleton doesn’t believe in coincidences. So when the suspicious fire he’s called to investigate reveals a cryptic link to Sienna, he can’t help but think the unassuming museum curator has something to hide. But he soon discovers they have more in common than he ever thought—and a growing attraction neither can deny.
If they’re going to have a future, Sienna and Ryder need to catch a serial arsonist roaming the shadowy streets of New Orleans…before the city burns down around them.
VS: The next book in my Badari Warriors backlist is IVOKK. Ohhh, I loved writing his story. This is also the book where Sandara, the three star interstellar top chef, gets her happy ending. Readers felt I had treated her really badly in JADRIAN and insisted she ought to have her own story, so here it is…I loved taking a chef and giving her a meaningful behind-enemy-lines mission. With Ivokk as her guardian of course! (And the tattoo is super important…he’s the only Badari with a tattoo.)
Proud enforcer of the Badari South Seas pack, Ivokk undertakes a secret mission back to their former home, in search of a cure for a mysterious illness affecting his soldiers, now in exile in the north. He’s ready to make any sacrifice to find the answer and help his pack brothers stay strong. He’s even willing to accept responsibility for the human woman assigned to the mission, although she’s a headstrong civilian, difficult and rumored to dislike his kind.
Sandara DiFerria was once a three star chef in the Sectors, but that was before the alien enemy kidnapped the entire adult population of her colony to use for experimentation. Rescued from the labs by the Badari, she does her part to support the rebellion now by running the vast commissary operation in Sanctuary Valley. All she asks is to be left alone until she can get back to the Sectors and pick up her old life again. Her one previous romantic brush with a Badari soldier turned out badly, ending in public humiliation. Add to that post-traumatic stress from her life before moving to the colony and she’s the last person to pick for a top secret mission. Or so she believes.
The Alpha running the pack disagrees and sends her to do the job under Ivokk’s watchful eye. Thrown together by the nature of the task they must undertake, the undeniable attraction they both feel grows. Will the dark secrets of Sandara’s hidden past create an insurmountable barrier between them? Can Ivokk and the tempestuous human chef find the answer to the Badari illness in time? Or will the elements and the enemy bring disaster?
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