I have a new SciFi Romance release today! I hope you’ll give this first book in my new series a try!
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).
Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death. Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate. Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?
KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?
I’ve tried my hardest to take care of the kids. I will not let Ryker take them away! My brother died in a protest when Kiphian soldiers shot at the human crowd. He left me his kids and now years later, Ryker wants to take them to live in his palace. See, his sister is their mother. But she died too.
He tracked us down to the slum that I live in and offered them a good home with food and education. There’s no way I can refuse. But I’m not leaving them. He wants them, he’s gonna have to take me with him. I’ll go as their nanny. I know Ryker has no problem with it. His eyes don’t leave my body. He’s not so bad looking himself. Scratch that. He’s freakin’ gorgeous. The hard muscled body of a warrior. With the soul of a poet and the heart of a saint. I can’t help but fall head over heels in love with him. And when he tells me I’m his fated mate, I’m ecstatic. But there’s a sadness in his soul. Why? Because the soldier’s shot that killed my brother? It was his. Amazon KU
First they stole her planet. Then they stole her sister…Her twin might have surrendered to the enemy, but Max will never stop fighting the alien warriors that conquered Earth. She’s the leader of a rebel army determined to fight for freedom and the future of the human race. The Tolath are her enemies, and she will never surrender to any of them… especially not to him. Warr is coming… He let her escape him once. She won’t get away again. Warr caught her scent once, and he’ll never forget it. Whoever she is, wherever she is, he’ll find her. And when he does he will learn all her secrets and teach her the consequences of running from a Tolathian general. His mission – retrieve his target and bring her back untouched and unclaimed. But no plan survives contact with the enemy, and Max is like no adversary he’s ever faced before. She’s beautiful, dangerous… and his.
Lucy is unable to believe her good fortune when she receives an invitation to adopt adorable baby Flora. And she can’t wait to move to a frontier moon to raise the little one on a farmstead of her own. But when she arrives on the desolate moon of Atropos, she realizes it will take every last ounce of her ingenuity and courage to get their new herd of tundra bison across the ice plains before they succumb to an earthquake, a blizzard, or a wild animal attack. Or worse… before she succumbs to the baby’s infuriatingly handsome guard. Arik knows instantly that the innocent-looking little Terran is his fated mate. But she plays it cool, pretending not to notice how irresistible he is, and instead focusing her surprisingly impressive survival skills on getting them all to the mountains unscathed. Her stubbornness would be enough to send the mighty Invicta dragon warrior over the edge, if he didn’t have bigger things to worry about, like how to protect baby Flora from the dangers of the treacherous moon. As more and more harrowing obstacles spring up in their path, Lucy and Arik begin to wonder if the frontier moon itself could be consciously fighting back against their efforts to tame her. The two might just have to drop their differences and join forces if they want to fight their way to safety, and prove they deserve a place in the harshly beautiful world of Atropos.
Once Upon a Time…In a society formed on clouds, Cinza’s glass-like wings and frail beauty make her a target. When Prince Armyn leaves to serve in the military, fate takes a turn for the worse and traps Cinza in a broken nest. Deception changes them both, twisting their reunion into anything but sweet. With this Cinderella’s strength stretched to its limits, will the not-so-Charming Prince be the one to crush her?
Love, Lust, and Longing that is out of this world. This stellar set of steamy stories comes from the most sinful corners of space… Whether this collection of stories takes you for a journey across the galaxy or brings the alien oddities to Earth, you won’t be left wanting.
Do you like space pirates, enslaved planets, dying races, and forbidden romances? Then this boxed set is for you. Grab your copy of CHOSEN BY AN ALIEN today. Discover 22 thrilling sci-fi alien romance stories that will leave you with a craving for more!
Firebrook Castle is haunted. What utter nonsense! I never believe silly ghost stories… until I suddenly inherit the crumbling Firebrook estate. And now I’m a human bravely staying the night in an old ruin to prove that tales of ghostly Hyrrokin soldiers are just that…tall tales. And then I scream like a little girl when I discover a black-horned, satanic-looking male standing at the foot of my bed, who isn’t entirely corporeal. Which I must say, is a total bummer considering how unbearably handsome he is.
Each night this scary, shirtless apparition with an exquisite six pack of abs, hovers at my bedside.
Is this “ghost” stalking me? And…why do I like it? Amazon KU
A brutal beast of an alien monster burst into my kitchen, killed my husband, and abducted me.
Now I find myself captive on a distant planet, caught up in royal alien intrigue, a political prisoner for reasons I cannot begin to understand. My alien captor’s name is Tusk. He says hates humans. He pretends not to want me. But whenever I am near him, every part of his massive body tells me otherwise…He is my brutal alien. I am his human captive. This is our story.
Fated. Meant to be. I’ll trade my soul to save him. I know he’s my fated mate the moment I see his frost-rimed face through the suspended animation chamber’s viewport. My heart stops and it feels like the entire universe clicks into place. Like the music of the stars themselves sings our names, calling us together. But life in the bunker is hard. There are too many factions, too many people crammed in too small a space. I know I shouldn’t wake up the genetically modified alien dragon-man, it would be stupid. Selfish. But every time I see Sophia and Bahr, or any of my fellow human women with their Zmaj mates, the stabbing pain in my heart is more than I can bear. I’m going to do it. I’m going to get Othim out of that machine. Damn the consequences. Or so I thought. I had no idea how bad the consequences would be. Or that one mistake would start a ticking clock that if not outraced would make me lose everything. If I don’t beat the timer, I’ll lose my fated mate and the only thing that makes life worth living. Even if it means a deal with the Black Market, because no matter what it takes, I will save Othim. Amazon KU
As the First Daughter of Planet Earth, it’s my duty to set an example. When we enter an agreement to re-build the planet, our prized offerings for bargaining are our young, eligible females, starting with me. It’s my place to lead by example and I’m only too eager. I can hardly wait to see what handsome, mysterious stranger has been matched for me. Who will sweep me off my feet? I never expected tentacles. The Match Program put together by the Britonian race assures my people that mates from a human planet would be a perfect pair up for us in exchange for our plentiful gold. But those females think of us as monsters. Instead of them allowing us to honor them, they shiver in fear and wish for us to treat them as slaves. They have been taught this way from birth. On a planet of beautiful, plentiful females repressed by their own males, who are really the monsters? Amazon KU
Wishing on a falling star is supposed to be a silly family tradition. It’s definitely not supposed to send me and my sisters to another dimension. When I wake, my sisters are gone, and in their place? A prehistoric-sized lion… who shifts into a man. He insists I’m his fated mate. Yeah, right. I’m desperate to find my sisters and get back to Earth. But when his touch triggers magic in me, he’s sure it’s proof we’re destined. Whatever the power is, it attracts a creature out for my blood… and my sisters’. According to Ras, only mating will unlock my full powers and keep me safe. All I know for sure? It’s getting a helluva lot harder to resist the attraction between us. Amazon KU
Wilderness tour guide, Patrick Morgan, wakes to discover Harlan Quinn—the man he’d invited home for the night—has left, with no traces of his presence. Disconcerting as that might be, Patrick is shocked when the police turn up a week later, demanding to know Harlan’s whereabouts. He’s an ex-patrol officer, accused of manslaughter. Harlan Quinn is desperate. Not only has he been dismissed from the Space Patrol, on a charge he strongly denies, but now he is on the run. He can’t find a legitimate job. With no money and no prospects, what’s left? When Patrick’s tour group is caught up in a kidnapping plot, the last person he expects to run into is Harlan. With everything he knows, can Patrick dare to trust him? Amazon KU
I just wanted to celebrate Christmas in peace with my best girlfriends at a cabin we rented for the holidays in the middle of the snowy Colorado wilderness. But instead, I manage to fall down a mountain and land in front of Santa Claus. For a moment, I’m sure I’ve lost my mind because I’m certain that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. But apparently, giant aliens with red skin and snow-white hair do.
Trevor Nash has one mission: to destroy the One Race Project, and in doing so save the last of Juniper’s enhanced siblings. In order to do both, he must set aside his growing feelings for Mari and maintain his focus. Mari Yosoto is determined to live again and come out of hiding. Nothing will stop her and Trevor from taking down the Project once they reach Mars. Getting there is the easy part. Trying to strengthen their relationship is more complicated. Then the Project attacks them on their way to Mars, severely damaging both the ship and the Monarch crew. However, they refuse to give up and with the help of some friends and advanced EarthCorps tech, the team tracks the Project to an old Mars Base. Trevor and Mari set everything else aside and head into the fight, regardless of the consequences, aware this is their last chance to stop the Project permanently and be together. If they both survive. Amazon KU
Ten years ago, I ran away from the cult that raised me…but I left a piece of my soul behind. Since then, I’ve lived life on the down-low, just another cash-only sword for hire in the city. But the cultists have found my trail at last, and now they’re on the hunt. Their best weapon against me? Their chained monster, who still remembers the taste of my blood. Ten years ago, he put me in his debt. Now, he’s come to collect. But even though he’s all monster on the outside, he’s proving less monstrous on the inside than I expected. And I’m forced to confront feelings that I never thought I’d experience again. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but a scifi release of note.
This is not how anyone expected their day to go…What happens when Dana drinks the wrong soda on her way to Spokane? Before she knows it, she and Jay O’Toole are sharing the same body. Jay’s boyfriend, Adam, wants him back at any cost, and Dana just wants to find a new body for Jay so she can get to Spokane and pitch her new line of Doge of the Month collectibles to Rainbow Daydreams.
To do that and stop the bad guys, they’ll have to embark on a wild and hilarious road trip where they’ll meet up with a lot of aliens, the clone of Dana’s dead rock star dad, evil plumbing executives and their minions, government agents and talking corgis. Will Dana manage to get Jay out of her head, sell her Doge designs and maybe meet a decent boyfriend? Can Adam turn his skills as a thief and a hit man into a force for good and settle down with Jay and Jay’s new alien pals? Will the aliens be able to rebuild their lives on Earth? What are the corgis up to? Hop in and ride along to find the answers to these questions and more!
After seeing so many of my friends find the kind of love I used to think only existed in fairy tales, I can’t help but hope the mate bond will spark for me too. It seems more possible than ever, now that we’ve made it off Nuthora and arrived on Vox. Whether I find a mate here or not, though, I consider the Voxerans my people. I’m invested in their future, and I plan to do everything I can to support Droth’s bid to retake power from his uncle. So when he puts together a small group of rebels to do recon near the palace, I volunteer to be part of it. When something goes wrong and our scouting party is almost discovered, I throw myself into danger to protect the others, creating a distraction by allowing myself to be taken by the palace guards. It’s clear they don’t know what to do with me. They weren’t expecting to see a Terran woman on their planet. But when a new Voxeran arrives to decide my fate, I take one look at his piercing blue eyes and my heart lurches in my chest. Because I recognize him. It’s Kardax, Prince Droth’s brother. One of the men we’re fighting against. A man who stands for everything I despise. And the universe has chosen him as my fated mate. Amazon KU
When Abigail Pike goes hiking with her sister, she never expected she’d walk right into a seven-foot-tall green alien. Jaril came to Earth to study its plants. He didn’t intend to rescue a human when she falls and hits her head on a rock after she runs into him. To save her, Jaril must implant his technology in her. Overcoming her fear, Abigail returns to the cave where she first met the alien. This time he’s the one who’s injured. The longer she’s around Jaril, the more she’s drawn to him, but Jaril needs to return to his ship to be healed properly. Abigail doesn’t want to give up her life on Earth, but she might not have a choice if she wants to be with Jaril. Whoever said understanding plants was easier than humans has never met a green alien vampire.
My friend always claimed aliens are real. I thought she was crazy. As far as his appearance, I was in for a surprise. June. My best friend went missing. I’ve been searching her house for clues about her whereabouts. I don’t believe she vanished into thin air. The one night I fall asleep, her house gets broken into. I hide in the closet. Her house isn’t getting robbed. It’s movers, wait nope. It’s aliens! All of them are small and odd looking, except one. He’s tall with long hair and covered in tattoos. Immediately, I’m drawn to him. But he doesn’t feel the same way. My best friend moved to another planet and forgot to tell me. So I’ll have to face him again, when I go to visit. Brok. I was sent to Earth to pack Brittany’s belonging. She is relocation to Xarth, with my best friend, who is her mate. It makes me sad in a way, because I have to female of my own. Inside her home, I find a lovely surprise, a lovely human female. I’ve teased the notion of having a human mate of my own, but I don’t think it’s written in the stars for me. No, she’s sweet and innocent. She would never want a worn tattered soul like me. I don’t deserve her. Amazon KU
Thoruk is a huge scary monster of an Orc. He could break me without a thought. And somehow I’m in love with him. There isn’t much left of my world after the Orcs came rampaging through the portal. If you’re a woman, you’re property – and that’s if you’re lucky enough to end up in a human bunker. Life can’t get much worse. And then I get captured by a band of primal, savage Orcs. I was foolish enough to be caught while on a foraging mission. I’m taken to the chieftain as a prize. His name is Thoruk and this huge, powerful savage is determined to make me more than a breeder. He wants more than my curvy body. He wants my heart as well. He’ll fight for me. He’ll die for me. But most of all…He’ll love me. Amazon KU
When Elizabeth and Jack settle in to binge watch their favorite schlocky tv series—Into the Shadows: Secrets Uncovered—they expect to see a Muppety chupacabra and a very iffy reenactment of Aztec death rituals. What they don’t expect is that this week’s guest has a photo of one of the Council’s time travel watches and claims his slightly-unhinged grandfather traveled through time. Tasked with retrieving the watch, Simon, Elizabeth, and Jack travel back to 1956 Los Angeles and find themselves caught in a tangled web of Cold War espionage and kooky UFO conspiracy theorists. Desperate to keep the watch out of the government’s—any government’s—hands, they race Russian spies, the CIA, and even the Men in Black to get to the watch first.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi novella release of note.
Sometimes before you can face your enemies—you need to confront yourself. Time is running out for Shining Smith and her crew to gather the weapons they need to rescue one of their own. But will they even make it to the ultimate battle? First, they’ll need to hit the road to Charleston—a hell ride full of bandits, sex slavers, corrupt lawmen, and criminal bike gangs looking to move in on Shining’s territory. Shining’s human allies will do anything to protect her—because they must. But will victory be worth it if she must compel more and more people to do her bidding? And will her feline warriors, the junkyard cats, remain loyal and risk their lives? Or are they just in it for the kibble?
Ainsley Lilstrum’s adventure in the skies has come down to one final adventure. With losses piling up, and the foreboding sense of doom taking over all of Rookhallow Proper and beyond, she’s losing hope that anything good will come of the war she’s fighting against the malicious Sebastian “Bash” James. Ainsley knows what she must do—kill the rogue that stands in her way or die trying. Facing Bash is the last thing her father wants, the last thing she wants, but it’s the only way to ensure the safety of those she loves. With the final two magic casters waiting to be found, Ainsley’s nearly out of time before her secret mission is discovered. It will be a race to the finish, only the prize is freedom from a tyrant who is worse than death itself. Will Ainsley be able to stop Bash’s reign while keeping the last few people she loves alive? Or will her perceived destiny all be in vain? Amazon KU
The only survivor of the last season. This time I’ve been paired with a green, furry fighting machine.
I know better than to get attached, but with every day that passes, we become closer. Until suddenly I’m not sure… what am I fighting for? And how can it be a victory, if he’s not by my side? AmazonKU
Zephon Brarcil has waited his entire life for his human mate. He’s dreamed of someone who’ll love him and fill the void his distant mother has left. When the female arrives, she’s more than he could have ever dreamed. When her secrets and lies become known, Zephon decides to protect her and her child with all the resources at his disposal.
VS Note: Ooh, sounds good! I enjoy her books so I put this on my TBR List.
Trude Burgess has eyes for only one person. Her entire life, she never loved anyone other than Viggo Calder. She watched as he courted the perfect lady, wooed and won her. And then…he lost that ideal love. Trude married him anyway…because his little girl needed a mother. And she would do anything to prove that her love is enough to make up for that tragic loss. Viggo Calder has never truly seen her.
Though he married for convenience, his heart remains icy and untouched. He made the sacrifice for his daughter, but he spends his nights drinking and mourning. As a friend, Trude was perfect, patient and endlessly generous; as his partner, she seems sensitive and difficult. If only he could be with his beloved first wife again…When a magic mirror is involved, they must both take care with their wishes. Amazon KU
Lioness China Taylor loves to cook and paint, but not necessarily in that order. What she’d really love is to find her heart-match, the one male on the planet meant for her. If he would freaking show up already. When she overhears that the pride match-maker matched her with an alpha lion from another pride, she’s both wary and curious. The male in question has threatened to bring war to her pride if her bestie doesn’t mate him. So what on earth does it all mean? Ozzen “Oz” Krane isn’t interested in pride politics or the war his alpha is planning. What he’s interested in is his fledgling furniture company. When a beautiful lioness from the Kentucky pride shows up to confront his alpha, he knows she’s his heart-match and his perspective shifts and he finds himself willing to kill to keep her safe. When his pride is thrown into chaos because of his choice, Oz has to work quickly to keep China—and himself—safe. He’s never had to fight for his life, or anyone else’s, but he’ll do anything to keep China by his side forever.
Join Finn and Arabella as they host the clan leaders, their mates, and their children from Stonefire, Skyhunter, Snowridge, Northcastle, and Glenlough. Not only will Finn and Arabella deal with a surprise of their own, readers will enjoy updates from some of their favorite past couples. Also, the clan leader mates have some mischief up their sleeves; Asher King watches as Connor MacAllister talks with his sister Aimee; and other little tidbits happen over the course of the gathering. NOTE: This is not a stand-alone story. It features characters from Seducing the Dragon, Healed by the Dragon, Aiding the Dragon, Craved by the Dragon, Winning Skyhunter, and Transforming Snowridge.
Since Peaches woke up in a fantasy world full of monsters and fae, she’s been treated like a piece of tasty human meat. After six years as a blood slave to vampires and the evil Unseelie queen – beholden to all, and master of none – there’s nothing left but a broken shell with a fractured soul. Until a deadly warrior turns up unannounced in her room. Vampire Haze is the muscle of the Fae Guardians elite Cadre of Twelve. He is a spy, a protector of the weak, hammer and sword, a rigid enforcer of rules. He allows no one close to his heart, lest they see the shame driving him. But when he stumbles across a beguiling woman with sad, desolate eyes, he knows he must help her. She calls to him in more ways than one, igniting a passion neither of them can deny, despite the risks. The Unseelie queen has other treacherous plans for Haze and Peaches. From a twisted masquerade ball, to a labyrinth filled with goblins, to a hidden prison deep underground, they must work together to survive. The only way out is to trust each other…easier said than done when all he wants to do is feast on her blood. Amazon KU
Shifters rule the night, vampires lure prey during dusk, and magicians cast dark spells under moonlight. From modern witches to fated mates, each page is overflowing with intrigue, romance, and magic. Fall in love with the paranormal in this limited edition collection of enchanting romances brought to you by thirteen USA Today bestsellers, as well as hot new authors!
VS Note: From OCT 1
Break out of hell. Stop the impending apocalypse. Have a baby. Just a typical Tuesday night for me, right? The odds are against me, and you can only get lucky so many times before the luck runs out. Because even if I somehow manage to pull that all off, I have to do it without alerting my celestial relatives that I’ve been alive and kicking this whole time. It would be a death sentence not only for me, but also for my father who risked everything to protect me. What it would mean for my daughter…I don’t know, but I can’t imagine she’ll be welcomed with loving arms by the very beings who want to murder her mother. I’m not alone in the fight, and I’m not sure what scares me more: the thought of losing or the lengths those who love me are willing to go to in order to protect both me and my daughter. Lucas will do whatever it takes to keep me safe, and I don’t want to live in a world without him in it. I won’t let him risk it all for me, but if one of us doesn’t make a sacrifice, there’s a scary chance our daughter could grow up without either of her parents…or not get the chance to grow up at all.
My fated mate rejected me, and now he wants me back. I’d rather die. I’m being held captive by my worst enemies, the Leo pack. My fated mate is their new alpha, and he says he has big plans for me. For us. But no matter how much the mate bond tries to convince me he’s the one, there’s another man I can’t stop thinking about: the alpha of the lost pack. My new pack. Kaden thinks I went willingly with my mate and turned my back on him. I don’t know if he’s coming for me, but I’m not giving up ’til I find my way back to him—and to my new family. I’m an Ophiuchus. I’m Moon Touched. And my enemies have underestimated me for far too long. Amazon KU
I found out I was destined to save the world with four men by my side. Though that may be harder than it sounds given the circumstances. The daggers I’m supposed to hunt down? Well, they’re hidden all over the world and we only have the vaguest idea on where to start. And three of the men I’m supposed to have by my side? Well, they’re scattered all over the place too. On top of the treasure hunt, I’ll be dealing with for the foreseeable future, I have to figure out these powers that were recently unlocked. But despite the danger, the uncertainty about my future, I’ve never been more excited. Amazon KU
A cursed prince. An aspiring assassin. No good deed goes unpunished…Crown Prince Boris’s life was perfect – a wife, a child and his father’s favour for a job well done. Until his brother’s traitorous plot steals everything from him, forcing him to run for his life for fear of losing what little he has left.
Rossa wants nothing but to follow in her father’s assassin footsteps. Whether it takes magic or a blade, she can handle anything. Until she discovers she can’t bear to take a life. Together, can a failed assassin and a cursed prince save the kingdom?
Rulers of vampirekind Sam Parker and Jared Michaels are enjoying the current peace that’s fallen among their species … until it abruptly shatters. A vampire unlawfully attempting to Turn unwilling humans is somehow inadvertently killing them. It makes no sense, just like the strange brand on his palm and the fact that he boasts multiple vampiric gifts. He also has the same mercury glint to his irises that Sam herself possesses … indicating that she’s no longer the only vampire hybrid in the world. It quickly becomes clear that eliminating him won’t be easy, especially since he’s under the protection of an ancient being more powerful than Sam and Jared combined. They must win-over the ancient and track the hybrid before more innocent humans die … which would be a lot easier if a distraction hadn’t come in the form of a stranger appearing at The Hollow making an exceedingly bold claim. A claim that he once had a precognitive vision of himself Bound to Sam. Amazon KU
Sajali: I have grown up away from the sight of others. I was to be kept secret until the time of the unveiling. The old Queen has passed to the next world, and now I must prepare to take her throne. I have been sheltered from everything, and never allowed to fly free. But now I will travel across Jayala to the Blood Shrine where I must announce my chosen mate or be forbidden from claiming my throne. Three Dragons have been sworn to protect me: Arkash, Charnok, and Varal. But all they can seem to do…is fight over me. Which one will be my fated King? Or do I even have to choose? Amazon KU
There are three rules all witches must follow: Never reveal your wicked nature to a human. Never cast magic against your own. And never, absolutely never, fall in love with a vampire. I broke them all. Now hell’s broken loose, and the people I love are in danger. I will fight, broom and cauldron, to save them.
VS Note: From OCT 12
Love is beautiful and glorious and… something like heaven. As a guardian angel, Nikolai has one job—to protect his charge. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. Follow the Corporate manual and watch over the charge in his care to the best of his ability. Which isn’t a problem since following the rules is what he does best. Until now. Until this charge. Until Nikolai begins to… feel. Nikolai is stunned when he first experiences human emotions. The next shocker comes when he falls in love with his own charge—his Jonathan. Whether or not to save Jonathan when his life is at risk isn’t even a question, neither is sacrificing his grace to make it happen. This 26k short read novella is the prequel for an upcoming series. Amazon KU
Zeke Steele wishes he had time to enjoy the moment when he catches the scent of his true mate, but who has time for that? He sure as heck doesn’t. Not when he has a twin brother whose life is hanging in the balance if Zeke can’t find him in time. Their father wouldn’t listen to the rumors of traffickers working in the California territory. Dangerous as it may be, Zeke’s actually considering trying to meet with the Territory Chief. Maybe he’ll listen? One thing is for sure, Zeke needs help. Maybe he should’ve asked for assistance from his fated mate instead of stealing his Harley. Nah… If there’s one thing Zeke knows, it’s that alphas can’t be trusted. Especially pretty ones with big, sparkly eyes who give pro-level kisses. But what if his mate’s different? The big lug did ride a Harley, after all. And bikers often knew other bikers. People who’d willing to fight the jerks who were holding his twin captive. It was risky, but Zeke’s almost desperate enough to try. Almost. Before anything happens, Zeke has a test. First, his mate needs to find him and retrieve the stolen bike. If he can pull off moves like that, Zeke might be willing to consider rethinking this whole fated mate thing and accept his assistance. Maybe. Amazon KU
Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller’s daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or so everyone believes. When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her… for a price. Love isn’t meant to be part of the bargain. Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.
Claire, rakish Hero, angel Rami, and muse-turned-librarian Brevity have accomplished the impossible by discovering the true nature of unwritten books. But now that the secret is out, in its quest for power Hell will be coming for every wing of the Library. To protect the Unwritten Wing and stave off the insidious reach of Malphas, one of Hell’s most bloodthirsty generals, Claire and her friends will have to decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice to keep their vulnerable corner of the afterlife. Succeeding would mean rewriting the nature of the Library, but losing would mean obliteration. Their only chance at survival lies in outwitting Hell and writing a new chapter for the Library. Luckily, Claire and her friends know how the right story, told well, can start a revolution.
Devany Vincent loves her life and calling as an elemental guardian. She never once questioned her future, until an unexpected betrayal changed everything. Now Devany and her friends are scrambling to save their home. She knew teaming up with a sexy fae-tracker would be complicated, but she didn’t realize just how much. Lincoln Terrell’s life has been in shambles for as long as he can remember. Being a tracker is the only thing he’s ever been good at, and now he can’t even do that right. When he agreed to help protect the elemental’s magic stone, he had no idea how far it would take him, or that he’d find himself so conflicted over a firey, red-head who challenges everything he’s always believed. Together, they’ll travel to Ireland and hunt down the stone before the elemental’s magic is lost to them forever. But when the unthinkable happens and tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that getting the water stone home is the least of their problems. Amazon KU
The big day is finally here. Bay and Landon’s wedding day has arrived. Unfortunately, a tragedy stands in the way of their happily ever after, and it comes in the form of reports of an armed gunman at the local high school. Bay, ghosts at her side, braves the scene to save the kids … and uncovers something horrific. She. The boy with the gun says he needs to find her. The teacher in the room with him says the same thing before taking his own life. There’s a magical being in Hemlock Cove, and she’s wielding a great deal of power as she forces people to kill in her name. Bay refuses to back down, convinced that the magical explosion they can’t get under control at Hollow Creek is partially to blame. The problem is so big, another witch needs to be tapped to help them solve it. Scout Randall, part of the Spells Angels group in Hawthorne Hollow, is more than happy to lend her services. She owes the Winchesters a favor after all. She simply might not be enough. Bay and Landon have been through more than any couple should have to survive … and they’re not done.
Here comes the wedding … and Clove’s baby … and the worst enemy they’ve ever fought. The Winchesters are strongest together, and this time they’re going to prove that there’s no keeping a good witch down. I do? It’s coming, because nothing can stop these witches when love and family are on the line. Amazon KU
Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known. Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else.
Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.
VS note: From OCT 9
Prince Arthur needs to get married. He’s the only heir, he’s twenty-five years old, and his mother keeps sending eligible princes and princesses his direction. Arthur’s not opposed to the idea, but so far every suitor’s been awful, and he’d like to at least like a prospective future spouse. But on one dark and stormy night, a mysterious young man in need of rescue just might be the answer Arthur’s looking for …Alan never intended to join the ranks of Prince Arthur’s suitors. After all, Alan might technically be a prince himself, but he doesn’t use the title and he works for a living. But when a carriage accident leaves him stranded in the rain at the castle door, Alan can’t help falling for Arthur’s kind heart and lonely eyes. It’s just too bad he’s not an acceptable match.
After the death of her beloved husband and becoming a single parent to her nine-year-old son Alexander, overworked scientist Helen desperately needs an escape. So when Alexander proposes a trip to Greece—somewhere he’s always dreamed of visiting—Helen quickly agrees. After spending several days exploring the tourist-filled streets, they stumble upon the ancient city of Mystras and are instantly drawn to it. Its only resident is Elias, a mysterious tour guide living on the city’s edges…both physically and temporally. In 1237, Elias’s mother promised his eternal service to the Profitis Ilias in Mystras in exchange for surviving a terrible illness. But during his 800 years of labor, he’s had one common enemy: the noble Lusignan family. The Lusignan line is cursed by a deadly disease that worsens with each generation, and a prophecy hints that Elias’s blood is their only hope for a cure. He has managed to survive throughout the centuries, but the line has dwindled down to the last Lusignan and he is desperate to avert his family’s destiny. When Elias runs into Helen, he meets his match for the first time—but he unwittingly puts both her and her young son in danger as a result. With time running out and an enemy after them, Elias and Helen are forced to choose between the city they love, and each other.
Raina Bloodgood has one desire: kill the Frost King and the Witch Collector who stole her sister. On Collecting Day, she means to exact murderous revenge, but a more sinister threat sets fire to her world. Rising from the ashes is the Collector, Alexus Thibault, the man she vowed to slay and the only person who can help save her sister. Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and ancient gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and aid the Witch Collector or let their empire—and her sister—fall into enemy hands. But the lines between good and evil blur, and Raina has more to lose than she imagined. What is she to do when the Witch Collector is no longer the villain who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?
Erasmo Cruz is from the wrong side of the tracks. His dad was a junkie who overdosed. His mom chose to run off rather than raise him. His only passion is the supernatural, and his only family is his grandmother, whose aches and pains, he soon learns, aren’t just from old age but from cancer.
esperate to help his grandmother pay for treatment, Erasmo sets up shop as a paranormal investigator. After witnessing a series of inexplicable events, he must uncover the truth behind his clients’ seemingly impossible claims. From hauntings to exorcisms, Erasmo soon finds that San Antonio is a much scarier place than even he knew.
Thanks to her grandmother’s legacy, Morgen Keller has spent the summer learning about her witch heritage. She’s also spent the summer falling for the sexy werewolf next door. As an unemployed divorcée, she never expected to find love again, but the gruff Amar has been her protector since she arrived in Bellrock. He’s fierce, loyal, strong, and he hardly ever rolls his eyes at her vegetarian ways. He’s a keeper. There’s just one problem: Witches and werewolves are mortal enemies. When her mentor turns her back on her, and the coven delivers an ultimatum, Morgen must choose between her heritage and the man—the werewolf—she’s falling in love with. Amazon KU
My house is haunted. And the ghost is the man of my dreams. Ghosts. I believe they walk among us.
I’ve had experiences, but nothing like this. Ever since I moved into my new home, I’ve seen the evidence, heard the suspicious noises echoing downstairs, in the den. I know I’m not alone. Some people are spooked by the thought of a haunted house. I’m not. If anything, I’m drawn to the mystery. Now that I’ve glimpsed into the spirit world, I want to learn more about the ghost in my home. I know only a few things about him. Drew Selman lived with the couple who owned the house before me, and he was tragically killed. His life was cut short. He is my age. Or rather was…The man whose fate entwines with my own is on the other side of a thin, ethereal veil. Each night, he whispers in my ear while I slumber, offering promises of love. My need to feel his touch grows stronger, and I wait. If only I could cross the barrier and bring him back to my side, where he belongs. Amazon KU
Mirror, mirror in the hall, who’s the deadest of them all?That’s the question of the day when a local actress turns up dead. I swear, if I could get my hands on the witches who sunk a treasure trunk full of cursed artifacts, I’d stab them with their own wands. They’re long gone, though, so the best I can do is clean up their mess and hope nobody else dies in the process. I consider myself lucky to have my best friend Eli, my snarky magical skunk, and a powerful yet mysterious man at my side to help, but this is the fourth time I’ve been too late finding one of the objects that my family accidentally loosed on our town. Something’s gotta give, but first I have to figure out which of our objects killed her, then do my best to get rid of the curse before somebody else ends up a victim. Amazon KU
Panther shifter Dex Davitt has just earned himself a cool million dollars. The problem? Leaving Las Vegas with his loot — alive. Why? Well, that’s complicated. As in, falling desperately in love complicated. Vengeful, bloodsucking vampires complicated. Not to mention carefully laid plans falling apart kind of complicated. Is it all just a run of bad luck, or is it destiny? Ex-stunt woman Dakota Morgenstern is ready to trade Sin City for a quieter, simpler life on a ranch. There’s just one catch — a sinfully charming card dealer who may have inadvertently gambled with both of their lives. Suddenly, she’s thrust into a deadly new world of dungeons, dragons, gory gladiators, heroic hedgehogs, and merciless mob bosses. Can one daring human play the right ace at the right time to turn the tables on her foes — and live happily ever after with her true love? Amazon KU
I don’t see dead people, but my dog does. Hi, I’m Marissa Hale. When my friend, Grace invites me to visit the Inn she inherited, I’m high-tailing it back to my home state of Pennsylvania. Like most things in life, there are strings attached to her inheritance—and these ones have twinkly lights. The Inn, and the town, are Christmas themed. No witch worth her broom would choose Christmas over Halloween, unless that witch’s bloodline is the magic mainline for keeping the yuletide spirit alive. Her aunt’s death was already suspicious, but then we stumble upon a dead body amongst the poinsettias that resembles one of Santa’s fabled elves. It sure seems like someone is trying to force Grace to sell Kringle Inn. I’m going to need all the help I can get to solve these crimes, and save Christmas, but when the only witnesses are a pig, and a ghost, I’m not sure that’s going to be enough. Amazon KU
VS Note: From OCT 8
Pass my classes—check. Complete the Ascension and get a badass power—double check. Defeat one of the dark majors—wait what, how did that get on my list? Sometimes a girl just needs to get away from it all and sip some margaritas on the beach with her besties. Well, that was my plan until the very guys I’m trying to get away from somehow find me. Apparently, I’m their mate… something I’m slowly getting used to. Because despite my need to put distance between me and the four gods—Adrian, Kyros, Mateo, and Maximus—I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. I have to make it up to the guys and prove that I’m in this for the long haul, and I’m not running away again… Despite how terrifying the idea of forever is—especially to a girl that just found out she’s not only immortal, but is actually a full-fledged god. The secrets are far from over, it seems. As soon as I’m brought back to the academy, I come face to face with the last person I would’ve expected to see here. To top it all off, I’m being forced by the council to compete in the trials, where three rounds will determine if I’m able to keep my newfound powers or not. So now I need to train while fighting for the guys I’m growing to care for and keeping my guard up in case Titus attempts another attack…Can’t a girl catch a break around here? Amazon KU
I have one mission: to bring down the Shadow Association. They’ve tried to take everything from me, but I’m not going to let them. They have to be held accountable for the horrible things they’ve done. And I’m the one who is going to make it happen.
When an open and shut case crosses the Paranormal Police Department’s desk, Amy is a little disappointed that her consultant talents aren’t needed. But after a shocking discovery leads to Amy and Ambrose working closely with a liaison from the Vampire Court, they uncover a conspiracy that stretches far further than they ever imagined. Can they stop the culprit before there are more bodies?
After a harrowing visit to the Underworld, I finally shifted into my Phoenix. Flying doesn’t stop Fate from insisting that I fight for my life, though. All of these brushes with death are for the birds. Catching the local murderer red-handed should have put a stop to the constant danger I’m in. But now I have to escort this Tainted scum to the Underworld for a dip in the River Lethe, and it seems Fate isn’t done messing with me yet. I’m just supposed to make sure Lily’s mind is wiped, but Hades has other plans. If I can escape our unexpected meeting alive, I still have to return to Earth and help my best friends cleanse Cottlehil of all the Blood magic. I thought Fate had moved on to messing with my relationship instead of my life. Boy was I wrong. Kidnappings, a Hellmouth, and an epic battle keep me on my toes. I’ll roll with the punches, even if it means having a glass of wine with Fate. The more I get to know her, the more she seems like another overworked, overlooked woman in desperate need of some girlfriends. After all that we’ve been through, the Backside of Forty Coven is ready to welcome her with open arms. Amazon KU
Christmas is coming… and so is murder…It’s holiday season in small-town Doyle, and the town is pivoting from UFO tourism to Bigfoot Days. What’s the owner of a UFO-themed B&B to do? Stop the shift, of course. And control-freak Susan Witsend is just the woman to put the alien back in… Christmas? But when Bigfoot is blamed for a mass garden gnome theft, control-freak Susan is drafted to track down the kidnapped gnomes. And when one of the members of her caroling group is murdered, it will take all her organization skills to juggle missing gnomes and track down a killer. As Susan unwraps motives and alibis, she’s forced to face hard truths about her own limits and about just how far a crafty killer will go.
This Halloween enter the world of witches and warlocks as we celebrate the season of the witches.
With over 20+ stories, any witch or warlock can enjoy this anthology of curses, hexes, magic and adventure! Allow yourself to fall under the spell of these fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal witch stories by USA Today and international bestselling authors. Whether you enjoy romance, horror, mystery or adventure there’s something in this anthology for you! Amazon KU
When a star dies, a new one must be born. The Sun God chooses the village of Endwever to provide a mortal womb. The birthing of a star is always fatal for the mother, and Ceris Wenden, who considers herself an outsider, sacrifices herself to secure her family’s honor and take control of her legacy. But after her star child is born, Ceris does what no other star mother has: she survives. When Ceris returns to Endwever, however, it’s not nine months later—it’s seven hundred years later. Inexplicably displaced in time, Ceris is determined to seek out her descendants. Being a woman traveling alone brings its own challenges, until Ceris encounters a mysterious—and desperate—godling. Ristriel is incorporeal, a fugitive, a trickster, and the only being who can guide Ceris safely to her destination. Now, as Ceris traverses realms both mortal and beyond, her journey truly begins. Together, pursued across the Earth and trespassing the heavens, Ceris and Ristriel are on a path to illuminate the mysteries that bind them and discover the secrets of the celestial world.
VS Note: From OCT 1
Lana doesn’t believe in happy endings. She doesn’t believe in true love, and she doesn’t believe in fated mates, and she doesn’t believe in anything romantic. Oliver ruined all of that for her when he chose to break her heart. Oh, it might have been ten years ago, but she hasn’t forgotten. Humans never do. Oliver has been busy building his company. As the CEO of a million-dollar company, he’s got a lot on his mind. When he’s feeling honest, he’s more than willing to admit he threw himself into work after his relationship with Lana failed. He let her down, and he’s never forgiven himself. When a freak storm forces the inhabitants of Dragon Isle to hunker down, Oliver finds himself trapped with the one person he never thought he’d see again.Lana is stuck at his house with no place to go, and Oliver realizes that when it comes to her, some things never change.
VS Note: Vampires
The Warriors are once again faced with their most feared opponents. Sloan Murphy accepted defeat this past Christmas. Are the Warriors up for what is brewing? The Mates are a fierce tribe and unwilling to fail in their task. Once again, they are ready to battle, but this time for a holiday that is a favorite to them all. Who will win this battle for All Hallows’ Eve? Most say fate is on the side of the Mates. Whose side will you pick? Amazon KU
Lion shifter and Third Shift co-founder Elijah Richter is on a mission: seduce arms dealer Mirko Aston’s gorgeous girlfriend, use her as an entry point to the organization, and discover what the global terrorist is planning. It should be simple. Then he meets Meghna Saxena-Saunders—influencer, celebutante, ex-wife to a handsome Hollywood hotshot, and a highly trained apsara assassin—and all his plans are blown out of the water. Meghna immediately clocks the mysterious stranger watching her at a VIP party and decides she’s curious enough to play along. She and Elijah fall headfirst into their lusty bed of lies, but when their steamy morning-after is interrupted by one of Aston’s goons, both of their missions are thrown into jeopardy. Now Meghna must team up with Third Shift to cover her tracks, discover the truth, and resist falling for a man who thrills her to her core…before it’s too late.
fter winning The Rite, a brutal three-part test for Alpha Female of the Fall Mountain Pack, I was betrayed by everyone around me. I didn’t see it coming, and neither did my alphas. Ragnar Fall was a trick played perfectly by the angel king and he almost destroyed The Fall Mountain Pack… until he was fooled by me. Now I’m in his world, at his side, and I’m going to get the alliances my pack needs to build an army against him. I was once a rejected wolf, but now I’m fighting to be their queen. My four mates. My dark alphas. My Hades. King Cenwyn will never see me coming. I am the alpha female of Fall Mountain Pack and I am going to start a war that will change our world. Amazon KU
The bitter chill of winter has visited the Gemstone Courts, but romance will heat up more than one cold fae heart. Experience the wild ride that is the fae Winter Solstice through stories of love, loss, betrayal, and heartbreak. Nine authors with unforgettable characters and one exotic, wild fantasy world come together in this wintery fae anthology. Just remember it doesn’t have to be cold for the fae to be icy… until love hits. Amazon KU
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Book blog. I always enjoy Ms. Fisher’s books!
Portland book artist Neve Kelly is having weird visions—vivid daydreams of lovers on a battlefield that yank her out of reality. A couple weeks before Halloween, a confused, strangely dressed man appears in her living room. He drops a slip of paper that describes a dream much like her own before disappearing without a trace. Will Yeats has had enough of heroics. With the peace between Ireland and its enemies restored, he plans to spend the next decade quietly writing his Irish fairy history. But suddenly he’s time traveling again. He briefly visits the home of an intriguing stranger, who appears to be American. The next time he’s drawn there, he finds her being sucked through a ghastly hole in her ceiling. Will saves Neve by carrying her back to 1888 Ireland, where he learns that not only is she from more than a century in the future but from a parallel world where fairies and Tuatha De Danaan heroes are no more than myth. Their dreams of ancient lovers have brought them together … but why? Dark portents surround them—portents bearing the mark of the Morrigan’s meddling—and they soon discover it’s all part of a sinister scheme to seize the throne of Ireland. And the love story from their dreams has begun to manifest in the present moment. Will’s friends—Irish Queen Isolde and her allies—are depending on Will and Neve to connect with the past in order to save Ireland. But can anything save them from the violent end that their dreams have foreshadowed?
Victoria Covington is mysteriously propelled two hundred years into the future. She must not only learn to live in the 21st century, but also keep her beloved Belton Park from being sold to a handsome, but ungentlemanly American, who simply wants the estate to further his own business plans. Victoria had given up hope of finding a husband among the heiress-hunting ton and contented herself living on her beloved family estate, Belton Park. When reality shifts around her, she doesn’t realize that she’s traveled to the year 2019. She is sure she’s going mad, but fortunately her distant cousin, the Viscount William Covington, recognizes her from her portrait, and guesses she is the famous family member who mysteriously vanished in 1818. Sam Dalton, a successful real estate developer from America, wants to refashion Belton Park into a conference center with a Regency theme. He is betting the future of his company on the acquisition. Victoria is shocked to learn the viscount is going to sell Belton Park to Dalton. She is determined to save her family lands while navigating modern society. Sam is just as determined to own Belton. Victoria must discover a way to keep Belton in the family while keeping her heart safe and reputation intact. Amazon KU
VS Note: From OCT 21
Many of your favorite Historical Romance authors have come together for a collection of never-before published stories inspired by true, legendary hauntings of the British Isles. These tales will give you a chill, a thrill, and have you reading them over and over. From the moors of Devon to the ballrooms of Regency London, and far north into the Scottish Highlands, these stories will bring you wistful dreams of legendary and haunting romance. You’ve never before experienced a collection like this by some of the very best authors in Historical Romance. Amazon KU
Trilogy conclusion. “The final performance! The most incredible transformation! Never before seen!” Madame Tan’s Menagerie is closing with one last show. But is the ten-thousand-dollar ticket worth its hefty price tag? Not to me. Unless I turn it into an investment and get the show on tape. With my large social media following, I would find a way to get my money back and earn a profit. The show turns out to be not what I expected. Nothing is what it seems here, including the owner, Madame Tan. My failure to understand who she truly is nearly costs me my life. I would’ve had no idea what I walked into that night in Singapore if it wasn’t for Radax, one of Madame’s slaves. He tells me his story and the story of the woman who owns him. More than that, he reveals the horrendous plans she has for the world. There is no way for me, a mere mortal, to stop what Madame turns out to be. But there are others on Earth who came from Radax’s world. To save life as I know it, I need to find them, unite them, and weaken the force feeding the divine entity that threatens to take over our world. The fight may cost me all I hold dear, including the man I’ve come to love more than life. If I knew the price I’d have to pay, would I still do it? Even I can’t tell.
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the Whiskey With My Book Blog.
Said to be a changeling child left to the King and Queen of Cornwall, Gwendolyn is “blessed” at her cradle by three Fae gifts: a prophecy for her future, a gift of “Reflection,” and a golden mane—quite literally, every lock of her hair will turn to gold, only provided it is cut by her one true love. Yet no one understands more than Gwendolyn that her blessings are actually curses. Any man who gazes upon her will see his own heart reflected in her countenance, and depending upon his virtue, she is the loveliest woman in all the land… or the most hideous. It’s a cruel jest of the capricious Fae, for unless a man’s heart be true, Gwendolyn is destined to be coveted for her crown, but despised for her face.
To make matters worse, Gwendolyn’s ailing father is desperate for an alliance with King Brutus of Loegria. “The Romans are coming!” and according to the Goldenchild Prophecy, only by uniting their dragon banners can they stem the Red Tide. Offered to Brutus’s ambitious son, Prince Locrinus, Gwendolyn’s heart is tempted by a mysterious, maddening half-blood Fae who she can never wed if she is to fulfill her crib side prophecy.
After losing my family, I’ve spent the last seven years hunting the monsters who killed them. I know my purpose and what I want most in this world. At least I did until a striking vampire shows up just in time for the threats to begin. Maciah West makes me feel ways I shouldn’t and tells me things that can’t be possible. I don’t want to believe him, but as my past finds its way back into the present, I don’t really have a choice. Even as I begin to accept the new changes in my life—and my growing feelings for Maciah—I don’t let that deter me from my goals. I’m still a vampire hunter and I’ll do whatever it takes to get the vengeance I’ve been fighting for. No matter how many vampires are out for my blood. Amazon KU
VS Note: From OCT12
Maverick has a rep as a hard-boiled investigator. He’s never had a case he’s been unable to crack.
When a decade-old cold case falls on his desk, his homicide investigation leads to Sunkissed Key,
and to his main suspect, Sinclair Townsend—his mate. For almost ten years, Sinclair has managed to
deny the events that forever changed her life. But when her house of cards falls, it implodes.
By a twist of fate, Kade Maverick is her mate—and her nemesis. B.E.A.R.S. (Bruin Evaluation Assessment and Reconnaissance Specialists) Amazon KU
As Tracker for the Redwood Pack, Kaylee Jamenson knows her duty. She’s seen war and heartache, but now the battle hits closer to home when a Packmate goes missing. With rogues on the rise, the Alphas of the Redwood and Talon Packs send her to find their lost wolf before all is lost. Yet nothing is as it seems and as the hunt grows dangerous, so does the threat to her heart when fate throws a curveball in her path. Her mate. Amazon KU
It’s 1982, and rising star Vivian McKinley is determined to climb the corporate ladder of a growing paranormal security firm. With the help of Xavier Prince, President and CEO of Prince Charms, Vivian uncovers a plot to take over the business. The pair navigate office politics and machinations to prove a psychic vampire’s treachery.
A way to survive. A way to serve. A way to save. Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata—a mermaid—collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home. But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unthinkable—she saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy it. To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There’s the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail. . . .Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she doesn’t, then she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
VS Note: From OCT 11
What happens when swashbuckling pirates meet time traveling twenty-first century women? Edward Sutherland has always been a self-assured and confident man of the sea. He’s spent years alongside his friend and captain Jameson Mackall and until now has only ever wanted to find treasure and retire a wealthy man. He wasn’t expecting to travel through time and he certainly wasn’t expecting to meet a woman who would challenge and impress him at every turn. Susanna Cole has lost her best friend in a boating accident. In a deep state of grief she is about to close her once thriving business when a stranger walks through her door with a letter from her friend. A letter dated 1724. Can she believe this man? Or is he playing some cruel joke. Two strangers with one goal, to get back to the year 1724. There are plans to be made, treasure to be found and most importantly they must locate the one woman who can possibly help them in their quest. The feelings they are developing for one another will be put to the test when history as it is written comes into play and the life of Edward Sutherland is on the line. Amazon KU
VS Note: Author says to read LOST (Kingdom of Wilves Collection) first.
Five broken alphas. One lost wolf. A fate she never expected.For so many years of my life, I’d felt lost. Unwanted. Worthless. Scorned for being a bitten wolf. For being weak. Different. I could have never expected to find my mates when I came to Silver Falls University. In fact, there seemed to be a lot that was unexpected when it came to SFU, from my value in society to being marked by my own professor, something that still had yet to be explained to me. I shouldn’t have expected life to get any easier for me—it never had been. But now I knew there were secrets being hidden from me. I’d been sold to SFU. I’d been lied to about my importance in society. My biggest question though? What had I forgotten all those years ago when I’d arrived at my pack’s doorstep, bleeding and exhausted? My most pressuring fear? That in the chaos of the world around me, my mates would grow tired of me, like everyone else in my life had… leaving me forgotten. Amazon KU
Will an innocent prince forced into marriage choose passion? Sheltered in the palace with his books, Jem’s life is peaceful. Even if he’s lonely and yearning for romance, the big, strong men he wants don’t crave small, timid princes. Then he’s forced to marry a mysterious barbarian. Jem must do his duty—even if it means being stuck with Cador, a brute who dismisses him as weak. Even if it means a fake marriage in name only for the sake of their homelands. Even if he must leave behind everything and everyone to journey to a forbidding island of ice and stone. Even if there’s only one bed.Alone with this wild—yet tender?—man, Jem discovers desire that burns hotter than he ever imagined. Can two strangers learn to trust, or will dangerous lies tear them apart? Amazon KU
More questions than answers is the story of Claire’s life now. Where is she from? Who are her parents? And why was her vision the cost of binding her magic? She survived her first year at the Academy, but someone out there seems determined she won’t live to see the second one. Dark magic is calling beasts out of the Elven Forest that haven’t been seen since the Great War, and they all seem to have a strange fixation on Claire. Her Triad and friends have sworn to protect her, but Claire doesn’t want to lose the family she’s just found in them. She’ll have to figure out how to control her rapidly growing magic if she wants to be the Champion of the Realm the Academy has called her to be. With dark magic beasts, an over-interested Council, and magic that just keeps growing, Claire will have to venture into the Elven Forest in her hunt for answers about her parents, her birthright, and the true start of the Great War. Amazon KU
Corporal Richard “Dick” Stevens, a foul-mouthed retired soldier who fought in the Great War, learned to make his way by playing the villain. But when a near-death skirmish thrusts him sixty-nine years into the future to 1988, he lands on a horse-breeding farm tended to by a beautiful, feisty woman. Camilla Foster spends her days training to be an opera singer while her nights are spent mucking out horse stalls in exchange for free room and board on the farm. Frustration gnaws at Cami since her inheritance would cover the training she’s desperate for, but she can only receive it once she’s married. When Dick disrupts her check on the horses one evening, the sexy stranger immediately gets under her skin. She’s determined to brush him off—until he’s employed as the new stable hand and cunningly persuades her into marrying him as a means to his own end. Dick is everything Cami despises in a person. But with her dreams on the line, a plot surfacing to end Cami’s career, and a growing attraction to this infuriating mystery man, a marriage of convenience may be the only thing to save them both. Amazon KU
When my family finally left our little close-minded pack of assholes back in Utah to join a huge progressive pack in Northwest Louisiana, I thought I’d finally be free of the chains of judgment, scrutiny, and homophobia that had tainted my life with our old pack. I thought I was done with labels and pack drama, and I was ready to fly through my last two years of high school winning friends and influencing people with my stunning charisma—in spite of the fact that we were supposed to be lowly omega wolves. But when the Alpha’s son rejects my beloved sister as his fated mate on our very first day at Blackstone Academy, his callousness and stupidity kick off a chain of events that embroils us both in the drama we wanted to avoid, both at school and within the pack at-large. It also entangles me with the Alpha Heir’s best friend and beta wolf, Thad James, and I can’t seem to fight my attraction to him—not that I try very hard. He’s a stuck-up, beautiful, cocky asshole behind those sexy-as-fuck glasses, and I make it my life’s goal to knock him off his game while he fights the intense chemistry between us. For him, there could never be anything serious between us because of who he thinks I am. And who am I? I’m Ben Fortune, and I’m going to get what I want. Amazon KU
Sometimes it’s not even your own ghosts that come back to haunt you. Just when Everly Dupree thinks she’s put all of her ghosts to rest, she learns life…and death…aren’t always that easy. Amazon KU
When you’re fated to fall, rising up to howling glory is the last thing you’d ever expect. My birth — like that of many Shadowborns — was a mistake. A demon hybrid of wolf and dusk, I started life as a dead shifter walking with little hope of survival. Every day death tries to claim me, but somehow I keep living, only to end up in the dangerous hidden depths of Shifter Syndicate. Just when I think that nothing can break me, Mother Moon gives me the ultimate test: a cynical mate who decides my hybrid blood is nothing but a disgrace to his very name. Now I’m Rejected. Forbidden. Caged. I might as well throw in the towel. Little do I know that an Alpha watches from the shadows. One who seeks revenge on the very man who discarded me like trash: Alpha Cain of Tainted Demons Pack. He wants to add me to his collection, a pack of lethal, cynical bastards who see me as more of a toy than an ally, but before that happens, I have a few conditions of my own. My best friend is coming along, I’ll be trained and punished like the rest, and I get to keep my motorcycle. Yeah. Priorities. Alliances are made and I’m embracing a new world of darkness, but there’s one tiny problem. I’m falling hard for my Alpha, and our connection may unleash the very shadows he’s destined to rule. Amazon KU
The Empire of Vishir has lost its ruler, and the fight to save Seravesh from the Roven Empire is looking bleak. Moreover, Askia has been captured by power-hungry Emperor Radovan, who plans on making her his wife simply so he can take her magic as his own, killing her in the process. Aware of his ex-wives’ fates, Askia must find a means of avoiding this doom, not only for the sake of Seravesh, but now for Vishir as well. She must put both nations first and remember Ozura’s advice: you must play the game in order to survive. Askia was born a soldier, but now it’s time to become a spy. But it’s hard to play a game where the only person who knows the rules wants to kill her. And time is a factor. The jewel Radovan has put around her neck will pull her power from her in thirty days. Worse, Vishir might not even have that long, as the two heirs to the throne are on the verge of civil war. Without any hope for help from the south, without any access to her magic, alone in a hostile land, Askia is no closer to freeing her people than she was when she fled to Vishir. In the clutches of a madman, the only thing she’s close to is death. Yet she’d trade her life for a chance to save Seravesh. The problem: she may not have that choice.
In the Old Kingdom, a land of ancient and often terrible magics, eighteen year-old orphan Terciel learns the art of necromancy from his great-aunt Tizanael. But not to raise the Dead, rather to lay them to rest. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, and Tizanael is the Abhorsen, the latest in a long line of people whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, a steam-age country where magic usually does not work, nineteen year-old Elinor lives a secluded life. Her only friends an old governess and an even older groom who was once a famous circus performer. Her mother is a tyrant, who is feared by all despite her sickness and impending death . . . but perhaps there is even more to fear from that. Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, nor that magic can sometimes come across the Wall, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel and Tizanael to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire and death and loss, Elinor finds herself set on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel’s life, and will embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead.
Asmodeus, Prince of Hell, just wants to play music. Jazz, specifically. Unfortunately, he’s a demon, and he’s supposed to be evil. A career as a musician isn’t exactly an option. And he’s cursed, to top it all off. Sick of playing by the rules, Ash and his brothers escape Hell in search of freedom on Earth, only to discover it’s harder than they thought to keep their enemies off their tail. The four rogues quickly become the Underworld’s Most Wanted, and if they’re caught…The consequences will be dire. Everything changes for Ash when he meets a beautiful violinist who can see through his curse. It must be too good to be true, but he can’t resist the temptation. No matter the risk, he has to have her. Evangeline Gregory is just your average human. She works at a jazz bar, plays gigs on weekends…And, apparently, hallucinates demons. At least, that’s what she tells herself happens when, moments after she meets the man of her dreams, she sees him shift into a seven-foot-tall, red-skinned monster. Not believing her own eyes, Eva decides to investigate and soon finds herself caught in the middle of a supernatural clusterf**k of epic proportions. But Ash isn’t the only one keeping secrets, and the search for answers reveals a shocking truth that will change the course of her life forever. Or maybe just doom it. Amazon KU
Her first Christmas might be the last Christmas.Tadra has known her entire life that she was meant for a great destiny. But she never expected it to happen like this: trapped in a strange new world, her magic broken and her voice silenced, unable to shift to anything other than a tiny shadow of her firebird’s glory. Ansel’s kiss releases Tadra from her glass prison…just in time to face the battle bearing down on both of them. The local mall is decked out for Christmas, but no one in line for Santa Claus knows that the changing of the year is when barriers become weak and a great evil is about to escape into the ordinary human world. When their friends are lost, only Tadra and Ansel stand together against the coming forces of darkness. The final ornament has been found. The final knight has been released. The final fight is coming. Amazon KU
I crave her scent. I can’t stay away. Nothing can keep me from claiming the new waitress at the diner.
Except for her other mate, the scent match I didn’t know existed. He’s a stranger to me and our pack, but now we must work together. Two mates for our female. Our mate is human, untouched. She doesn’t know about our kind. We must convince her to accept not one, but two mates. Two cowboys in her bed. Two dominant wolves to protect her. And my scent match’s wolf is turning feral with need.
We touch our mate. We can’t get enough. We need to claim her and mark her as ours before his wolf goes mad. She’s a virgin, so we have to be careful–shifters can be rough. And we’re not the only ones who want her–she’s being hunted by another male. But I will protect her if it’s the last thing I do. Even if it means keeping her from her other mate.
For centuries, Massimo D’Alba, banished prince of the Fold, has wandered through life frozen in darkness and pain. Betrayed by his younger, power-hungry brother, he’s existed for centuries but not lived. A rain-soaked night brings smart-mouthed New Yorker, Damion Avery, to his doorstep and suddenly he’s riding spin bikes, shopping for yoga pants, eating ice cream…and falling in love.
Damion Avery can’t figure out why Prince Tall, Dark, and Incredibly Sexy wants him as his personal assistant, but he’s not going to second-guess his good luck. Even though he has to work all night and sleep during the day, the job is too good to be true. But where does Massimo sneak off to in the dead of night? Is he a spy, an assassin, or something else? And what’s with those glowing purple eyes? Damion knows he shouldn’t fall for his boss. But Damion was never one to follow the rules.
When duty calls him home, Massimo must return to save his kingdom, forcing a life-changing decision: leave Damion behind forever, or reveal his deepest, darkest secret to the man who has become his everything, who owns a part of Massimo he’d thought gone forever…his heart. AmazonKU
Every night of her life, I’ve visited my Amazing Grace in her dreams. Every morning, she wakes up with zero recollection of it. Does it hurt? Well, a little, honestly. But that doesn’t matter because the time has come for us to meet in real life. This is our moment. I’m ready to show her all the reasons why I’m her best soul bond—sorry not sorry, Riot. But it seems the Goddess of Night doesn’t love me and my girl as much as I thought she did because just when everything was starting to work out, things get complicated. The paths that were open to Grace continue to close, and the agathos aren’t backing down. I have a job to do, and I’m not leaving until I’ve done it. If the gods want to take me from Grace, they’ll have to come and claim me themselves. Amazon KU
BEWARE THE BOGEYMEN…Monsters are real. I’ve seen them. Felt them. Fled from them. Fifteen years later and I still have nightmares of the things that used to live under my bed—the diabolical ringleader with fiery red eyes who brought his friends to torment me. Crazy and unhinged, but nothing compared to the one with blazing yellow eyes who pretended to be my friend. And the worst of them all, the one with relucent green eyes, who was silent but always watching. Waiting to strike. I traveled halfway around the world to outrun my demons. My last memory of them is their taunting laughter filling my ears. Except, they’re waiting for me. Forced to return home to help my dying father, I have nowhere to hide. My monsters won’t leave me alone unless I give them what they want. They’re hungry—starving—but now that I’m grown up, they don’t want to eat me. They want to breed me. Fifteen years ago, I wanted nothing more than to escape them. But now…A part of me wants to join them—submit to them. Will I ever vanquish my night terrors, or will I just become another notch on their bedpost? Amazon KU
Rosia Domitius has lived her whole life in Melanthos, in the palace of Emperor Petronius Drusus and his heirs. She loves her homeland, but the magic that once infused it is vanishing, siphoned by Lenore, a small, defiant country to the west. When magical attacks begin along that border, the emperor dispatches an investigative party with Rosia in its midst—as a fledgling assassin. His expectations are clear: she can end her people’s suffering if she kills Lenore’s ruler, a mysterious figure known only as the Eternal Prince. As soon as her party crosses the border, they encounter a nameless young man with a mischievous smile. Although he acts harmless, the creatures of the woods obey his whims. Rosia’s survival quickly depends on his goodwill, and perhaps on uncovering the secrets he guards with his pleasant façade. For, according to this stranger, her homeland’s woes come not from Lenore but from within, from rituals lost and bonds betrayed. If she follows her original plan, she might save the dying empire. Or, she might destroy its only hope. Amazon KU
I grew up being told how wonderful it will be once I find my true mate. How everything will fall into place and we’ll be inseperable. When I see him for the first time, that’s exactly how it feels; wonderful. I wait, day after day, for him to gain the courage to approach me as girls fawn over him. Until the day everything changes and he finally claims me. Except, he doesn’t. He leaves me wrecked and half-dressed in a broom closet, leaving me no choice but to hide until darkness falls so I can escape to the only safe place for rejected mates like me: the shelter. Nine months later and along comes baby, but we struggle. Boy do we struggle. The shelter is safe, but it’s far from luxurious. But we make do and we’re mostly happy. He’s beautiful, and he’s my world. So why do the rest of my mates show up out of the blue and demand to become part of it? Amazon KU
Everything Caelan knows about his world is a lie. A war is brewing. As the crown prince of Erya, it’s only natural that Caelan is sent on a secret diplomatic mission to support one of the kingdom’s allies. With his advisor, his bodyguard, and his best friend as traveling companions, what could go wrong? Everything. Everything goes wrong. Now they are on the run, dodging assassins, setting secret meetings, and even making deals with a sleeping god. So, this is probably a really bad time to cave to feelings he’s been fighting for his best friend. But Drayce has owned his heart for more years than he can count and if he’s going to die, shouldn’t he have just one kiss? The fate of the world is on the line, and only Caelan holds the power to save them all. Amazon KU
Born long after the plagues that killed every Omega on the continent, Vali is the lost Omega prophesied to save her country. All she must do is mate King Rigol… but he can’t stand her. He thinks Vali is a dirty, foul-smelling brothel maid, and falls for her treacherous mistress instead. When the king realizes Vali is the true Omega, she still can’t love him, even if she doesn’t hate him quite as much. Sure, he gave her kitten back, but he’s already mated… to the enemy. Can his irresistible generals convince her to fall in love—or at least in bed—with King Rigol? Perhaps, if they all torture her together. Sweet, sexy torture. Amazon KU
Shifter Town has been destroyed by fire. Now my mates need to learn to work together, to save the half-breed baby in my womb. All my life I’ve been told I’m an abomination; A half-breed that shouldn’t exist. Now that I’m free from the pack that kept me in chains. I want a better life for me, my baby, and my mates. Except sometimes, it feels like I’m fighting fate. I’m not sure if I can keep my harem together. Can we learn to be a family, before we are burned by the flames surrounding us? Amazon KU
Before the ink is dry on my last case, I get pulled onto another, and away from what could be a new beginning with the guys. The murder of a high-profile coven leader is being kept a secret, only his inner circle knows. Problem is, they just may be the reason he ended up with a femur through his heart. Add some necromancy into the mix and things are getting down right intriguing dangerous. On top of the case, there’s also my very tricky love life that has a little too much in common with the dead man for my liking. I just hope our story doesn’t end with a bloody, broken heart like his did. Bones are piling up, just like suspects. We need to solve this case before the death magic can target anyone else. Amazon KU
Murder strikes Milan, threatening the city’s future under an ominous shadow of war. Was it the Spanish, the Germans, the Milanese, or were darker forces at play? The city is thrust into a frenzy only the Night Flyer can quell, but can she halt the wheels of war? Maddie’s greatest fears are realized when the Night Flyer suffers a serious injury that leaves her just short of dead. Florentina suffers more than physical pain as she grapples with a crisis of faith. Will she be forced to choose between continuing as the Night Flyer and staying with the woman she loves? Amazon KU
A magic sword. A powerful curse. An untested fae princess. Eighteen-year-old Ruadora Dammacus now possesses the Immortal Blade. But when Rua discovers the Northern King’s uncle is alive and has cast a spell on a blue witch army, she realizes that the battle is just beginning. Venturing into the Northern Court, Rua finds herself with an unlikely ally in the new King. Her problems are mounting, and the handsome King is only one of them. With the eyes of her newfound family on her, can Rua prove herself worthy of the Immortal Blade or will its magic be too powerful? Danger, intrigue, and thrilling passion ensues as Rua battles to break the witches’ curse. Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my backlist would be WARRIOR OF THE NILE, which was originally published by Carina Press, an imprint of Harlequin. I got the rights back and re-released it after some light edits. No new material was added.
WARRIOR OF THE NILE (GODS OF EGYPT)
Egypt, 1500 BCE
Adopted brother to Pharaoh, warrior Khenet is fiercely loyal and willing to undertake any mission, no matter how dangerous. Assigned as the bodyguard to Lady Tiya while she travels down the Nile to an arranged marriage with a provincial ruler, he soon finds himself caught between the gods of Egypt, the black magic of an enemy and undeniable feelings for the lady in question.
Chosen by the goddess Nephthys to assist in a scheme to defeat the sorcerer, Tiya knows she’s going to die but has been promised immediate entry to the fabled afterlife. During the river voyage, she discovers powerful reasons to regret her choices, including her growing love for Khenet. Life has never seemed so precious and her fate so bitter. Forbidden by the goddess to tell Khenet the truth about his own destined role in the battle against the forces of black magic, Tiya desperately seeks a way to save the man who has come to mean to much to her.
Can these two successfully circumvent the goddess’s plot while still working to save Egypt from the scheming enemy? Will their love be strong enough to bring them through the danger and let them find a future in this life together?
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