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).
Zoey – When slavers threw me into the silver gladiator’s cell and ordered me to either breed or die, I was ready to choose death. Except I realized my choice would kill him, too. I’ve grown to love him with all my heart, but the voices of my past hold me back. I must let go of my fear to experience the true depth of our love . . . but at what cost? Steele – I cherish everything about my shy, affectionate female and would gladly give my life for her despite our harsh beginning. No matter how deeply I love her, she still holds back. Our relationship is at a breaking point, but I refuse to let her go. We are at war with her past. I vow we will conquer it together. Amazon KU
At first glance, the planet Rada seems like a lush paradise. But the ruling families, all boasting genetically enhanced abilities, are in constant competition for power—and none more so than the Adlers and the Baenas. For generations, the powerful families have pushed and pulled each other in a dance for dominance. Until a catastrophic betrayal from within changes everything. Now, deadly, disciplined, and solitary leaders Ramona Adler and Matias Baena must put aside their enmity and work together in secret to prevent sinister forces from exploiting universe-altering technology. Expecting to suffer through their uneasy alliance, Ramona and Matias instead discover that they understand each other as no one in their families can—and that their combined skills may eclipse the risks of their forbidden alliance. As the two warriors risk their lives to save their families, they must decide whether to resist or embrace the passion simmering between them. For now, the dance between their families continues—but just one misstep could spell the end of them both.
VS: My understanding is this book was in Vella and is now coming to KU.
I want a child, but that’s impossible now that Earth men are sterile. Then a ping from a distant planet reaches us. Aliens are real, and they’re interested in getting to know Earth women better. The Xilans fall into an insatiable urge once every three years, called the Slaking, and there aren’t enough females to give them what they need. Like many Earth women, I sign up. For one week, I’ll make an alien happy and in exchange, I get a child. As long as I keep my heart of out of the equation, things should go fine, right? But when an intergalactic war erupts, we must fight for our very survival. Amazon KU
When I see her, I have to have her. The one they call Shelby. But the humans have not given her to us. She remains behind the walls of the facility they have reclaimed. She remains with a male that does not DESERVE her. This beautiful, enchanting creature with long black braids and bright eyes needs a real male, a master, a true protector. She needs me. I will do whatever it takes to claim her. I’ll kill. I’ll lie. I’ll steal. No human, naga, or otherwise will keep us apart. Tonight, Shelby will be in my arms. To hell with the rest. Amazon KU
Flea had always been called a bit wild. Rebellious even. She did her best to make a nuisance of herself.
Growing up in the underbelly of a derelict city where she rarely saw the light, giving in to her omega nature would get her killed. Being caught and taken to the Center didn’t stop her. There were new laws in place that she used to her advantage. And when the opportunity presented itself…She escaped. She’s on the run but she’s back in her element. She knows they’ll be coming for her again, but she’ll do anything not to be Captured. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Tina and her crew finally arrive on Olympus, the world that holds the Federacy Assembly. Her initial plan was to go there to present the data the left in a locker on Kelso Station fifteen years earlier, but many things have changed. For one, rather than wait for someone else to do it, she and the scientists they collected at Aurora Station have been working on a cure for the infection that turns people into grey-skinned mutant pirates. Secondly, they’re bringing a stricken war ship and a few of its remaining crew members who were rescued from pirate captivity. Little has gone to plan. After a few attempts, they don’t yet have a cure. And while the infection does horrendous things to people besides giving them a long, but miserable, life, it seems that the only way it spreads is through human intervention.
Tina and her friends are about to make a few discoveries about power, who wields it, and how it is used in this conclusion to the Project Charon series. The betrayal runs much deeper than anyone has predicted. Those in power are not going to take their uncovering lying down.
She’s a nobody from Earth. He’s an alien prince—who wants to claim her as his forever mate. Erin: The contract’s simple. Travel across the universe and marry a powerful alien prince. If it saves Erin’s planet from deadly invaders and keeps her little sister safe, she’ll do anything. Then she meets Kyren. He claims she’s his soulmate, that she belongs to him alone. A fearsome warrior, he has horns, fangs, and fiery hands—whenever he touches her, she melts. For one month, she’ll be his, but then she must decide. Return to Earth and the family who needs her or remain on Quillion as his fated bride. Kyren: Soulmates are for the warrior class, not royalty like Kyren. But he’ll do what he must for his planet and throne. He’ll seduce the Earth female who has been Selected for him and convince her she’s his. But Erin is soft and small and too lovely for a hardened alien leader like him. He wants her. Forever. And with the Blaze spiraling inside him, his time is running out. If he doesn’t claim her as his fated mate, he’ll succumb to the flames. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance obviously but fun!
THE GALAXY’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY! Happy LIFE DAY! Celebrate the galaxy’s favorite holiday with a collection of festive tales from all across the STAR WARS SAGA! Life Day is the last thing on HAN SOLO’S mind when he and CHEWBACCA find themselves outgunned and under fire. But Chewie won’t give up hope, remembering the lessons of Life Days past and present. As for Life Days yet to come… well, they’ll have to survive the night first!
A cyborg, an heiress, and their alien boyfriend are about to have the holiday adventure of a lifetime.
When I was abducted by aliens ten years ago, I never expected to come home to Earth. And I definitely didn’t expect to return with my girlfriend and our tentacled mer-prince boyfriend in tow.
But ’tis the season, and I can’t resist Fiona when she asks to go home to see her family. What I don’t realize is that she has plans to take us on a winter roadtrip. For Nereus, it’s an adventure: to see all the sights on Earth and learn about our species. But for me, it’s a little harder. Because Fiona wants to meet my family too. And I don’t know what they’ll think of the cybernetic monster I’ve become. HOMECOMING is a steamy sci-fi holiday novella featuring a sassy heroine, a cyborg hero, and a boyfriend with tentacles. Amazon KU
VS Note: Another one in a much enjoyed series!
Can a lonely alien warrior find the family he’s always wanted? When tragedy shatters Claire’s world, she abandons her corporate job and retreats to a remote mountain town. Just when she finally begins to rebuild her life, she is abducted by alien slavers. Unable to escape the scientist who purchases her, she devotes herself to the young alien twins who are also trapped by his twisted experiments. When a massive green male offers them a way out, she takes it. Although her heart says to trust him, she knows how easy it is to lose everything. Since leaving his dying planet of Ciresia, Arcosta has led a lonely, nomadic life. Even though he has no hope of a family, he still dreams of a place to call his own. When his current boss proposes a bargain – a simple rescue mission in exchange for a permanent home – he takes the deal. However, the mission is far from simple, and the moment he encounters a brave, defiant female everything changes. He will give up everything he has in order to keep her – and the orphans in her care – safe. But with a mad scientist and an angry slaver on his tail, will his sacrifice be enough? And is his new dream – a home with Claire and the children – even further out of reach? Amazon KU
Elara’s heat is coming…And there is only one place in the galaxy that is safe—Syzygy Station. After years of grooming and hiding behind the sanctuary’s protective walls, Elara wants a way out—any one really, as long as she can travel the stars. The only way she can leave the space station is by binding herself to a pack—permanently. Simple right? But when Elara steps foot into The Den, all bets are off. Bombarded by attractive males with their dashing looks and delicious aromas, all of them promising a life fulfilled with pampering and care. It was then Elara realized her choice would be impossible…How can she choose who she wants to live the rest of her life with when they all seemed too good to be true? Amazon KU
VS Note: Not romance but a scifi release of note.
Taking place in the years between VICIOUS and VENGEFUL, ExtraOrdinary follows the tale of a teenage girl named Charlotte Tills who following a fatal bus crash, seemingly dies only to wake up to discover she has become an EO — a person with ExtraOrdinary abilities. In Charlotte’s case, it’s the ability to see people’s deaths, but when she looks into her own future, sees her own murder at the hands of the self-proclaimed hero and notorious EO killer Eli Ever, who is currently in prison for the murder of Victor Vale. Refusing to accept her fate, Charlotte sets off to find–and change–her future–before it comes for her. This graphic novel introduces Eli Ever, the antagonist at the heart of the Villains series. Also includes for the first time ever in print, V.E. Schwab’s original text short story, Warm Up. Set in the Vicious universe and follows the story of a family man called David, who after surviving a deadly avalanche wakes up as an EO with the terrifying ability to create fire with his mind. Drawn by sensational Mexican artist Enid Balam,ExtraOrdinary introduces a whole new take on the genre of super-powered humans!
She’s the mate he desires…He’s the nightmare she wakes up to…He’s a terrifying brute of a male that I can’t help but fear. Ripped away from Earth and everything I know, I’m stuck in a lair of alien warriors, including him. The one that stares at me, threatens me. Hates me. Until he brings me his broken feather and asks me to mend him. What else can I do? Back home, I was a falconer, training and taming birds of prey. What are the chances I can tame this fearsome predator, before he decides I’m his next meal? Amazon KU
Are you ever too old for love? Bard, a Beast Kindred, thinks he is. He lost his wife twenty years ago when he was just a young warrior and he’s never looked at another female since. But when he sees a young woman being sold to a disgusting Trollox on Passion Prime, he has to rescue her from her horrible fate. Makenna knows she barely escaped, but even safe aboard the Mother Ship with Bard, she is still in danger. She’s about to undergo her first “ripening”—a period of intense sexual need that can lead to death if she has no male to help her. Naturally, she wants Bard to be that male—she knows the moment she meets him that he is the one for her. Unfortunately, the big Beast Kindred has other ideas. Though he longs for the curvy little female, he pushes Makenna away, certain that he’s too old for her. But when he pushes her too far, the Trollox she was promised to is ready to snatch her back. Now a battle of life and death is being played in the lush, blue jungles of Rageron, the Beast Kindred home world. Will Bard get to Makenna in time?
VS: F/F SFR, dystopian. I’m currently reading the first book in the series. You know me and dystopian!
Forty-eight hours after the Upheaval, reality is beginning to set in at the Whitaker Estate. The world, As We Know It, has ended. Dillon Mitchell and her friends are left to survive, after discovering most of the population, at least in the United States, has mysteriously died. While they struggle to come to terms with their devastating losses, they are faced with the challenge of creating a new society, which is threatened by the divergent factions that may tear the community apart from the inside. Even if the group can unite, external forces are gathering that could destroy their fragile existence. Meanwhile, Dillon’s budding relationship with the elusive Skylar Lange faces obstacles, when Skylar’s hidden past is revealed.
Gentle. Tiny. Delicate. Everything I’m not. Everything I want. Everything I’m going to claim in hot, sweaty explicit detail. She’s ours. Mine and Mason’s. She might not wear our marks, but she will… and soon. No one takes what’s ours. It’s suicidal. But she’s gone, snatched off the street and now the monsters inside won’t rest until she’s safely back with us. Whatever the cost. We can’t lose her. She’s our light, our soul. And god have mercy on whoever took what’s ours…Because we won’t. Please be aware:This is a much darker and grittier world than my other series, so readers are advised to proceed with caution. A Continuing Story: Please be aware this is a serialised romance in three parts.
The day I died was the day I woke up in my true form. The Healers tell me it’s normal to miss the life that was a lie. They assure me that with enough time, I’ll forget about the family of my human body. But every time I close my eyes, I still see my wife and daughter. With the information my people have gathered from the memories of my life on Earth, my species can now move forward with the conquest of their planet. But the attachment I carry for my human family and friends has not faded, and I cannot stand by as my race invades their world with the singular goal of conquest. I’ve made several appeals to the highest reaches of my government and they have fallen upon deaf ears. I am Commander Varen of the Draken Republic, and I now have no choice but to lead the rebellion to save Earth. Amazon KU
VS Note: From OCT 17. Not a romance but it sounded good to me. An LGBTQ+ biopunk SF.
Trapped in a cellar, a young girl pretends to be someone her captor once loved to stay alive. When her plan falls apart, she must find the strength to fight back or die. With the help of an unexpected saviour, Doctor Bobby Houndstooth, Silon makes an escape. However, her freedom uncovers a darker truth about her life. She is not who she thinks she is. On the run from a ruthless corporation who would rather see her dead than learn about her past, Silon must discover her true capabilities before it is too late.
VS Note: a re-release.
Borscht Belt meets the Kuiper Belt when former matchmaker and recent widow, Captain Levine, sets out across the galaxy to deliver cargo to her new fiancé, Doctor Katzen (who doesn’t know he’s her fiancé yet, since she’s made up his mind for him. Won’t he be surprised?). Along the way, she not quite accidentally runs blockade and finds herself a prisoner of Jahuul Empire. The Prince in charge decides to make Levine one of his dancing girls, of which he has a collection. Never let it be said Levine can’t talk her way out of any situation. She strikes a deal with the Prince: If she finds him his one true match in three days he’ll let her go. If she fails, he’ll can keep Levine as one of his dancing girls forever. Does the Prince really think he stands a chance?
Katrina Roosevelt is an ace detective for the San Francisco Police Department. Specializing in rare artifacts and artwork, she’s been on the trail of a Verisom antiquities dealer named Turnip. For years Turnip has stolen rare and powerful gemstones that can give the power of gods—to the right person. After tracking a gemstone to Turnip’s warehouse Katrina feels she is close to cracking the case. While infiltrating Turnip’s warehouse, Katrina stumbles upon a dark-colored gemstone, just what she’s been looking for. Taking it for evidence triggers an alarm, and Katrina is surrounded by Turnip’s goons. As she prepares to surrender, the gemstone gives off a blinding flash…and Detective Roosevelt is transformed. Amazon KU
When another customer unexpectedly drops dead while Rigel is picking up M’s Christmas present, foul play is suspected. But only Rigel realizes that whatever killed the obnoxious old woman was intended for him, instead! He calls upon the other members of the newly-formed Bond Squad to help him unravel the mystery before the killer tries again. A lighthearted holiday murder mystery set in the quirky small town of Jewel, Indiana, where things aren’t always as they seem.
Back on Earth, I was just a small-time criminal. A loner who never needed help from anyone, especially not from a man. But I’m not on Earth anymore. This is Terramara. A deadly planet where a helpless little human like me doesn’t stand a chance… alone. Enter the aliens. Three brutal, blue-skinned warriors with glowing eyes and razor-sharp horns. Their musclebound bodies have been honed by eons of evolution to serve two primal functions. The first function is killing. The second is… unspeakable. The aliens have the power to keep me alive. The key to my salvation lies deep within their dominating anatomy. If I want them to save me, I’ll have to surrender to the monsters, body and soul. And I’ll have to swallow more than just my pride. But if I give in to the aliens’ demands, there’s a chance I’ll be changed forever…And broken beyond repair. Amazon KU
VS Note: Looking back to the blurb for book one, this is apparently a lost human colony on a planet ruled by aliens.
Arla knew many things. She knew how to keep a tidy workroom. How to infuriate her elder sister. How to put a smile on her mother’s face when there had been only tears. How to anger her father when she couldn’t seem to master her tongue or her temper. She was supposed to want to be a wife someday. To smooth away the more difficult parts of herself until she was pliable and meek. Desirable. But all Arla wanted was a friend. Someone that wasn’t sister, or mother, or father. Just a friend to call her own. And then she found… Him. Amazon KU
KAT – I can’t believe so many of my human friends have fallen in love with aliens. Sure, the Sea Sand warlords are strong and tall and some might even say good-looking. But I still think it’s absolutely nuts to jump into a relationship with one of them. I will be avoiding all of that, thank you very much. And that’s what I keep trying to tell Galok, the arrogant, grinning warrior who refuses to leave me alone. I can’t figure out what his deal is. There are far more willing humans than me in our camp, and we aren’t even supposed to be mates in the first place. And yet Galok still tries to woo me in his weird alien way. No matter how hard I push him away, he just comes springing back, his copper eyes glinting. Maybe this guy just likes a challenge. Well, challenge accepted. I will never, ever fall in love with an alien. And that’s a promise. GALOK – I do not need the Lavrika to tell me that Kat is meant to be my mate. She is mine, mate bond or not. Her striking blue eyes and angry mouth send fire through my veins. No other woman has captured my attention like her. And yet, that attention seems to bother her. But this does not deter me. Every, hiss, kick, and furious look she throws in my direction only makes me fall harder. Only makes me more confident in my decision to pursue her. She may be stubborn. But so am I. I will win her guarded human heart. No matter how long it takes. And that’s a promise. Amazon KU
LOTHAN – I never thought I’d find my Alara. So when I scent her, I steal her. She is made to be mine. Perfect in every way—except one. Every chance she gets, she runs back to her captors. Why does she run from me? Whatever she desires, I will give her. Whatever she needs, I’ll provide. I’ll do anything for my little queen—anything except let her go. ADA – The alien warrior who stole me from the auction block is no simple thief. He’s a king. And he swears that I’m his fated mate. He wants me beside him on the throne — and underneath him in his bed. But all I want is to find my little sister. She’s still out there somewhere, at the mercy of our abductors. So the king and I strike a bargain. If he rescues her, I’ll be his queen. And if he doesn’t keep his end of the deal? I’ll sacrifice anything keep to her safe. Even the king who’s stolen my heart. Amazon KU
Instead of admiring the snowy winter landscape through a slightly fogged window while listening to the fire crackling in the fireplace, my Christmas trip becomes a harsh struggle for survival. I have no idea where I am, stumbling through the Colorado wilderness completely exhausted as the sun is already setting. Barring a miracle, I don’t know how I’m supposed to make it through the night.
When I meet an alien with red skin who is more than eight feet tall, I am sure that I must be hallucinating and about to freeze to death.
A story about a pretty king of a pretty planet. Who loathes the crown, but loves his new queen. Who yearns for violence and pain, but settles for flowers and filigree. Who does his duty. Who protects his treasure. Who worships his bride with a rough hand and a brutal kiss. Who doesn’t realize he’s been tricked—and is about to lose it all. Amazon KU
Persephone: The Villain Queen – The Hive: Her worst enemy . . . and the only one who can save her – I spent centuries trying to both avenge my home and stop the destroyer Niberu from wreaking his chaos on other planets. But I have failed. And now, Niberu is on Earth. I will need all my allies to combat him. My closest confidante and her Watcher; my winged fighter and his new wife; my ex-Hero and his two lovers; my child and her Steel Soldier; Niberu’s turncoat daughter and the new CEO of Heroes Org; my brother and his scientist with her monster. There is one other I know would bolster our ranks. One who sits in my own dungeon for crimes unatoned. Letting him out may save this planet . . . but it would destroy my heart. Amazon KU
2115 Post-C: Humanity has been saved from the brink of extinction by Centurions. Extraterrestrial overlords impose androgyny and control reproduction through strict methods. AI world government, constant monitoring, and the ability to manipulate time are the results of advanced alien technology.
Nina Clifford, college senior and passionate historian, commits the serious crime of disobedience and is condemned to be an experimental subject for Earth’s first time machine. Minutes before tele-transporting, she learns a terrifying secret. In Gothic France she meets a broken nobleman who evokes strange yet wonderful feelings. After discovering her humanity and sexuality in the medieval world, Nina is compelled to question everything she has ever been taught since her test-tube birth. Now, she must make a difficult decision about her future. The Historian delves into the psychological power of indoctrination, and the rebellious yet glorious act of mental and emotional liberation. Amazon KU
The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two—including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who’s dazzled and disoriented by this realm—a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin). In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher he knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people—and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills. But one member of Breen’s bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh—and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be.
The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.
It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep. Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family. Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.
Diesel is notorious for being the biggest, strongest and most protective basilisk of the group. But he’s also still figuring out the whole “mate” thing. That is, until an assignment to a curious corner of Texas brings him face-to-face with a curvy woman with flame-red hair and wary eyes. And though the monster inside him roars to claim her, it’s clear she isn’t looking for a partner. Or so it would seem. Morgan Seward is just trying to get by as a single mom. But when she watches a man turn into a gigantic beast in order to fight off a vicious creature attacking her home, the whole world feels like it’s ending. But then she meets him in person, and all that changes. And though she tries to fight her attraction to him, his intense protectiveness is matched only by his rugged good looks. But love isn’t safe for Morgan, even if Diesel is the ideal man in every way. Fun evenings and cute moments quickly turn into steamy nights of pleasure for the two lovers, as Diesel realizes he’s found his reason for being in this harsh new world. But Morgan’s past still haunts her, and an ancient legend in town is swiftly becoming a dangerous possibility for Diesel and the others. And it will take all the strength and courage the fated couple can muster to fight off the terrifying monsters that threaten to tear them apart. Amazon KU
Stepping out in borrowed shoes has never been so dangerous. Stripped of her inheritance as a child by a greedy stepmother, Alla’s future hovers between drudgery and slavery. Having spent years toiling in the mansion that was once her happy home, tending to her stepmother’s every whim, she has long since put aside any thoughts of a better future. When a chance encounter in the marketplace leaves her with an invitation to the upcoming ball, her only opportunity to play out an old dream of seeing inside the palace walls is by being someone she’s not. A farce that could see her executed or sold. But will she be able to maintain the illusion once she meets Princess Viktoriya?
The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her. Her political alliances are weak. And in the north-east of the Empire, a rebel army of constructs is gathering, its leader determined to take the throne by force. Yet an even greater threat is on the horizon, for the Alanga–the powerful magicians of legend–have returned to the Empire. They claim they come in peace, and Lin will need their help in order to defeat the rebels and restore peace. But can she trust them?
The legend. The Immortal. My… Husband? I wanted a vacation. VA-CA-TION. Yet, in a stunning example of “be careful what you wish for,” I’m in freaking prison. In England, no less. So much for my darling Vlad as a nekkid Cabana boy. How did I go from human vlogger to vampire inmate in a matter of months? I need to get myself out of this mess. I do have a wedding to plan, after all, and nothing will keep me from marrying Vlad—not even the queen. Even if that means I have to kill her myself.
Necromancer-witch hybrid Ava Harper has accomplished many things in the year since moving back home to Shipton Harbor. She’s checking things of a bucket list she never knew she had. Met—and started dating—a hot cop. Caught a murderer. More than once. Sent a couple of lunatics to Hades with the help of her devilish neighbor. Visited Paris. Saved a bunch of shifter kids. Animated her cat’s girlfriend. Sold her old house and found closure. Discovered her aunt’s ghost. Saved her mother’s ghost from a dark evil blob. The list goes on and seems to be never ending. Now Ava is faced with a new entity to deal with. Faeries! Who knew? They’ve dropped a bombshell on Ava and her best friend Olivia. While they come to terms with all the insanity their lives have thrown their way, Ava gets more news from her mother. Mommy dearest learned some interesting and relevant information while in the Inbetween. She has news about Ava’s father that will change the course of Ava’s life and take her down another new, exciting path. Will this new thread in Ava’s life prove to be more dangerous than she could’ve dreamed of? Maybe. But it’s more likely that the truth about her father will be killer.
Seth Stomhale is a monster. A demi-god issued of a royal vampiric line, he wields more power in his fingertips than most can dream of. And none of it can save him from Aveka Primerius. Enslaved by one of the strongest witches on Earth to protect his family, he’s retained one thread to the outside world. Her. Blair was born to be head of the Salem coven, before they realized she was useless. Weak. No one believed in her before Seth. On the run since he trusted her to protect his soul, she’s alone, battling countless hunters on her trail, hiding from friends and foes alike. If anyone catches her, the queen could be able to turn Seth into one of her mindless acolytes and bring the world to its knees.
She has to secure Seth’s soul. Even at the cost of her own. Amazon KU
Hard on the heels of trouble in Zirdai city, Shyla Sun-Kissed and Rendor are ordered to report to the King of Koraha – a summons that is deadly to ignore. The King holds the key to Koraha’s existence, but a formidable new enemy threatens Koraha’s very survival and the King desperately needs Shyla and Rendor’s help. Wielding a terrifying and unknown magical power that can convert opponents into devoted soldiers, the mysterious army is hellbent on usurping the crown. Shyla and Rendor are tasked with discovering who in the seven hells these insurgents are. And what their real endgame is.
Trekking through the punishing conditions across the searing surface of Koraha, and facing numerous unseen foes and untold danger, they must follow the clues to uncover the truth before it’s too late. The fate of the King and all the citizens of Koraha rests in their hands.
Hades and Persephone as you’ve never seen them before… where the attraction and grudges are as ancient as the gods. It’s been fifteen hundred years since I last stepped foot in the Underworld. I crave its cold embrace, and I miss my subjects, but Hades hates me. Frankly, he has every right, but I desperately need to get home. He ignores my pleas, so I do what any jilted wife would do. I sneak into the Underworld, breaking every rule that has been in place for hundreds of year since our separation. The moment my feet touch his land, Hades senses my presence. I tell him I’m sorry and—I can’t even finish before I’m in his dungeon. But I have a secret, and I refuse to rot with the demons. No more nice flower goddess. I am the Dread Queen. Amazon KU
After a near-death paranormal experience, it’s good to be home. Until the FBI shows up…Our too warm-for-comfort paranormal research trip in Birmingham leaves the team with a lot to be thankful for as we carve the turkey. My plan for a holiday slowdown at the law office is squashed as the FBI explodes into Guntersville. Now I’m busier than a moth in a mitten.Still, I can deal with the Feds and enjoy the annual family festivities. What I can’t cope with is the uninvited houseguest Liza brought home from Alabama. We might not be around for Christmas. Amazon KU
A man on the warpath…Dragon warrior Gage has earned his brutal reputation. He strikes hard and fast, killing without mercy or remorse. But with the Nightfury lair full of females and a newly adopted son to protect, his ability to focus takes a hit. When one mistake leads to another, putting an innocent woman on enemy radar, he’s forced to decide—keep her safe by taking her with him or roll the dice and hope she goes unnoticed by the Razorback pack. The woman in his way…Samantha Redhook isn’t a pushover. She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. But with her business failing, desperation pushes her to take a contract she normally wouldn’t have, landing her in a world of trouble. Can she save the situation before things get worse or will an error judgment put an end to her dreams, and then her life? Amazon KU
Out of the ashes, a new beginning…When his family and most of their kind were destroyed by the Guild, Derek inherited the position of Vampire Lord. Alchemists held the keys to creating portals to other worlds, knowledge they passed down to phoenixes. Their utopian society was crushed when the Guild invaded, intending to unlock the powerful secrets phoenixes possess. Lovers Derek and Avani met the night their city was sacked and after the city succumbed, they were lost to each other.
Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…Having lost her memory, Avani became a protégé of the Guild Master, conditioned by magic to believe shifters and vampires were evil. Eventually, she was made Seeker, tasked with finding the Vampire Lord in order to gain access to phoenixes. When Derek finds Avani, he neutralizes the magic that’s kept her from remembering who she is. However, the Templars have almost certainly made a pact with the enemy of all supernatural creatures, in order to gain access to the portals. Only a phoenix can save the world from utter ruin now, but that was precisely the asking price.
VS Note: From OCT 25
Leticia Modesto doesn’t remember getting married, but there’s video evidence and a marriage certificate to prove that she did. And her groom? None other than the Norseton pack’s most mysterious werewolf—the man nicknamed “Watcher.” In Jim Mason’s defense, he believed his new wife was sober when she consented to the Vegas ceremony. Though they were practically strangers to each other, her instigating sister convinced him that he and Leticia should have a wedding they’ll never forget. After all, technically, she’s already his mate. She just doesn’t know it. But she does forget their wedding. And when Leticia wakes beside him the following day agitated and confused, he’s tempted to cut her loose until she’s ready to say yes with a clear head. She’s bright, young, beautiful, and has the world at her feet. He’s a jaded mercenary who really doesn’t have a single thing to talk about…except her. Mate or not, she could do better. The thing is, Leticia disagrees. She actually likes her serious-minded husband. And despite what he thinks, she’s not at all inclined to be given up.
I’m hiding in my father’s closet, desperately picking the lock on a box containing an ancient evil when he emerges. He doesn’t seem all that evil. But neither did my friends before they turned into monsters. I’d like to think that I don’t need him. But I love books and he loves battles. I’m used to drinking tea and he’s used to drinking the blood of his enemies. Or whatever his kind drink. In a world stricken by plague, all my friends have become terrifying monsters, and I have no other option but to trust him to keep me safe. He’ll teach me to hunt those monsters and I’ll try not to fall hopelessly in love with him. Amazon KU
Georgia Exler has always been the odd witch out. In a family of accomplished witches, she’s the only one who never uncovered her own magical abilities… until she moved to Keating Hollow. Heartbroken after her husband of two years is killed in a tragic accident, the writer moves to the enchanted town to start over. All she wants to do is write her next book and make a few new friends. But when the events in her life start to mimic the newest paranormal romance she’s writing, she starts to wonder if maybe she’s found her magic after all. Only how is she going to give her characters their happily-ever-after, when she’s vowed to never fall in love again?Logan Malone has loved and lost not once, but twice. He’s a man who’s resigned to a quiet single life among the redwoods with his dog and his manuscripts of hope and new beginnings. What he writes and what he’s wants are two different things. Or so he thinks. When another writer befriends him, suddenly magic is in the air, and the walls he’s built start to crumble. Is the third time a charm or will he leave Keating Hollow before he has a chance to find out? Amazon KU
He’s an arrogant control freak. I’m a stubborn, loose cannon. We’re a match made in hell. Luckily, that’s Samael’s home town. After the Mage Council publicly excised me, I’ve finally got my first real case. And I’ve even taken on a brand-new employee: a werewolf with impulse control issues. But my sister just lost everyone she loves, and she’s begging me to ask Samael for help. Whether I like it or not, I need Samael’s resources. Because anyone who can kill that many witches has the kind of power we can’t afford to ignore. And there’s no point dodging the demon who manages to involve himself in all of my problems. But the more I work with Samael, the more I’m realizing just who he is beneath the mask he wears for everyone else. And the demon I never wanted? He may just be the love I never knew I needed. Amazon KU
Amira has been has been taken by Alpha Ragnaron and the Blood Moon Alphas refuse to let her go without a fight. Alpha Logan also has his own plans on how to take his mate back. It’s an all out Alpha war for Amira as all five wolves refuse to let her slip away. Can Amira forgive the Blood Moon Alphas for their wicked betrayal or will Ragnaron sweep her off her feet, making her his instead?
Karis is the arrogant young prodigy of the Radiant Order, and his talent gets him plenty of attention but very few friends. Under the order’s prying eyes, there’s one secret Karis has to hide at all costs: the meddling, un-paladin-like voice in his head. Sometimes the voice is helpful. Sometimes it gets him into trouble. This time, trouble’s name is Ronan. Ronan does the dirty work. Anything for the trickster god he serves, no matter how tired he’s getting. He’s so used to deception, he wouldn’t recognize real love if it bit him. When he’s captured by the Radiant Order, he doesn’t think twice before kidnapping a cute little squire to cover his escape. His new hostage is a lot more complicated than he expected. Between escape attempts and counterspells, Karis keeps getting under Ronan’s skin, and Ronan keeps getting inside Karis’s head. And the longer they stay together, Karis starts thinking less about escaping, and more about how Ronan might taste. But the conspiracy they’re tangled in is far deadlier than they know. Amazon KU
Jonathan Wakefield, a newly-minted vampire hunter, is fresh off of service in World War I when he decides to pay a visit to an old friend in London. Scarred by his experiences in the war and new to the world of the occult, Jon hopes his friend will set him at ease. That friend is illusionist extraordinaire Edward Shelley, a charming occultist with sparkling blue eyes and an unshakable sense of style. Jon convinces himself that all he wants is to catch up with his friend – but all of that changes when he finds himself in Edward’s apartment late one night in Mayfair over a jazz album and a glass of whiskey. Edward’s charms become clear as the night wears on – until Jon wonders if Edward has enchanted him, or if he’s simply fallen for a man he thought to be his friend. One Night in Mayfair is a standalone M/M prequel novella to the full-length polyamorous historical romance, In Her Thrall. Fans of The Great Gatsby and Penny Dreadful will love this journey to 1920s London, where the occult is real and where fate works in mysterious ways.
A curse he cannot break without her…KING – Before I became evil, I was king of a great people. Now I am cursed to walk the earth until I pay for my misdeeds. After three thousand years, I have much to answer for. Then along comes Jeni, further complicating matters. She claims to love me, though I could never reciprocate. Her loathsome people placed me in this predicament, and frankly, I gave my heart to another woman long ago. But I am about to discover that meeting Jeni is no coincidence.
Our true connection will shock even me. A power she didn’t know she had…JENI – I am what they call a Seer, an ancient people with unusual gifts, and I’m the last of my kind. Surprise! Because up until recently, I thought I was a regular person. But meeting King changed everything. He opened my eyes to the world around me, filled with more darkness than I could’ve imagined. And King? He’s the darkest of them all. That’s why I can’t wrap my head around my feelings. With every moment we spend together, I’m falling for a man who can never love me back. His heart belongs to his dead wife. That’s when I meet Ansin. The only man on earth who could rival King for darkness and ruthless ambition. Like me, Ansin is the last of his bloodline, which is why he demands I marry him and give him children. Do I get to choose, or has fate already chosen for me?
Become a witch, they said. It’ll be great! People think magic can solve every problem. Ha! I wish it were so, but no. Take it from a witch straight out of Salem: magic is no bag of tricks and rarely a quick fix. I would know—twenty years after I got into this gig, I’ve got more problems than you can shake a broom at, including a foul-mouthed familiar posing as a parakeet and a cantankerous old crone (I call her Mom) who won’t stop waxing on about weddings or the latest craze in fertility rites. It’s enough to drive anyone batty. So when a washed-up warlock popped into my kitchen one afternoon, desperate and in dire straits, I should’ve sent him packing. Instead, I listened to his tale of woe, and now I’ve got to help his prodigious teenage niece capture and return half a dozen demons to the netherworld before the next full moon or all hell breaks loose. We’ve got three weeks to work. What could possibly go wrong?
Having heard Gudrum’s threats and Alys’ warnings, Reinar is desperate to head South, back to his family. Though he must be patient. His army is far behind him, and Reinar knows he’ll need every pair of hands to get their fleet back home. Waiting with his brother, Sigurd is looking forward to his reunion with Raf, unaware that she is now with Gudrum. And though Raf didn’t return to Gudrum willingly, she is still struggling, unable to decide where her true loyalties lie. In Orvala, Tarl’s dreamer is dying, though he can find no way to help her. His city is a mess, his people are wounded and grieving, but he is consumed by his fears for an unresponsive Mirella. And in Stornas, Ake Bluefinn farewells his family and readies his army to head to Ottby. His dreamer may have foretold his end, but the King of Alekka is ready to fight. Heart of the King is the fourth book in The Lords of Alekka, a thrilling new fantasy series set in the world of The Furyck Saga. Enter a kingdom in turmoil, where mysterious dreamers weave dark magic around vengeful lords, and those fated to rise are forced out of the shadows as the battle to claim the throne begins. Amazon KU
When necromancer archaeologist, Sabine, is asked to supervise an excavation of the mysterious Humber Stone, she can’t resist the challenge. But when she arrives and discovers her warlock ex is intent on stopping the dig, she realises it may be a harder task than she first thought. The excavation may be plagued by the bad luck brought about by the stone, but at least things aren’t quite so bad for Sabine’s love life.
The only link between a series of grisly murders in New York City is that the victims were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes. These people are known in occult circles as the Nephilim, a forsaken people, descendants of fallen angels. After a break in the case leads to supposedly killed-in-action Marine sniper Anaba Raines, Michael finds the soldier alive and well, but shockingly no longer human. Michael then discovers that he is also a Nephilim, and next on the killer’s list. Everything Michael once thought of as myth and magic starts to blur the lines of his reality, forcing him to accept a new fate to save the innocent, or die trying.
Ravaged by their last encounter with The Dark Lord, Lailah struggles through the mental and physical scars that threaten to tie them to the past. So when an opportunity presents itself, Lailah and her knights jump at the chance. America – the land of hopes and dreams – is the perfect background for a summer away from the drama. Relaxing for the first time after the catacombs, Lailah and her Knights enjoy time with her family. Until they discover that evil knows no bounds, it’s reach is far and wide. The Dark Lord and his minions want to destroy Lailah and will go to great lengths to succeed. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the Knights are faced with one of the hardest challenges yet … meeting Lailahs parents. Faced with adversity, they discover the true meaning of being Bonded, but they also find out that sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you wish and hope—you still have to fight for what you want. The question is will that be enough? Amazon KU
Ford McKesson lost his joy when his mate died of the mysterious Condition. Werewolves spent two decades watching their most vulnerable packmates wither and die, and now Ford’s own pack has unmasked the culprit. For many, it’s been a time to celebrate the end of a dark period of werewolf history, but Ford can’t let go of his grief. He watches his pack move toward a brighter future while he’s left behind. Archer Sterling’s life was built on a rotten foundation. After his grandfather tried to destroy werewolves as a species, Archer is left scrambling to make things right. But a new beast is howling in his head, and he no longer fits into the human world of his youth. The past year has changed Grovetown—and the world—and neither Archer nor Ford know where they fit anymore. Together, maybe they can make a new kind of home, where everyone belongs. Amazon KU
VS Note: F/F Fantasy Romance
Zara del Amanecer’s purpose in life is to do her duty, whether as a noble or a scout. She never shirks her responsibilities, especially with missions as simple as this one: to reconnoiter the border with the Firellian Empire and report anything suspicious. Easily done, even with a new recruit conscripted from prison. Never mind that Veronique the thief ignites unfamiliar feelings in Zara, from furious loathing to overwhelming desire. Roni can’t stop imagining how passionate Zara would be if she thought less about duty, or even if she cared more about survival. Because the Firellians have a new magical weapon no one suspected, and they’re not about to let anyone who’s seen it get out alive. In the sights of an empire planning invasion, Zara and Roni’s principles might not be the only things sacrificed.
A handsome date for New Year’s Eve? Check. Red lipstick and a killer party dress? Double check. A kiss when the clock strikes twelve? Undecided. If I’m going to be stuck in Winterspell a little longer, I may as well have fun with it. But you know what they say about the best laid plans…When my romantic evening turns into a kidnapping investigation, I can’t wait around to watch the ball drop. There’s a mermaid-snatching monster on the loose, and it’s up to me to stop them. Luckily for me, my date always comes loaded for dragon. Amazon KU
Grady took my heart then left… for two years. Now he’s back and determined to make me his.
There’s just one problem. I’ve moved on, and the sweetly wicked Byron has taken his place. Then there is Declan, Grady’s brooding brother-in-arms who watches both Grady and me with the same barely tempered yearning. But I have a secret. With the help of the herb mistress, I concealed my very nature from the entire court. Now my secret is out, my potent scent will drive each man’s animalistic side to claim. No one man will be enough. I’m about to be claimed by three.
When Evie and her friends find themselves stranded alone against the Carpathian army, they think all hope is lost. But the fates are ever-changing, and an unexpected ally comes to their aid. New friendships are forged, as the old are tested. As their quest to fulfill the prophecy comes to a close, each of the three must search within themselves to see if they have what it takes. A realm divided cannot stand, but can such ancient grievances ever be mended? A change is coming, but only time will say if it’s for the better or the worse. Sometimes, it just takes a leap of faith…Be careful who you trust. Even the devil was once an angel.
War Fergus understands. As the alpha bear shifter in his pack, he’s highly trained in the tactical maneuvers of battle. Matters of the heart are another matter. He should be prowling the woods in search of the most dangerous wolf shifter he has ever encountered. Instead, he’s plagued by thoughts of Trinity… the feisty little bombshell his body aches for. In theory, the human beauty is everything he longs for in a mate. Yet one thing stops him from claiming her as his own. Why the hell would fate finally deliver a mate who is the sworn enemy of his kind? A Continuing Story:
Grump Special Ops Bear is told in three installments, or episodes, like a TV show. Each episode, except the last one, includes a cliffhanger!
VS Note: As I understand it, this story was first available on Vella and is now being released all in one book.
The way chaos stalks Morghan Windstarr, she must have angered the gods. But Morghan doesn’t believe in a higher power. She’s woven the tattered fabric of her life together with hard work and a level head. Things were looking up, until a man with an impossible knowledge of her past makes her an offer she isn’t allowed to refuse. Thrust back into society’s dark underbelly as his hired gun, she learns a disbelief in gods matters little if they believe in her. Amazon KU
Keeping the Peace: When a komodo dragon shifter revisits a roadside diner to collect his mate, the human is missing, forcing him to go on the hunt. While out on an assignment for the Shifter Council, Enforcer Dane Drudeson runs across his mate—the human Danny Nunez. He could have called in a replacement and stuck close to the man to woo him, but due to the time-sensitive nature of his mission, he chooses not to. Instead, Dane seduces the sweet, sexy human and secures his phone number. Knowing where Danny works and the town he lives in, Dane feels confident he can track Danny down when he comes back in a few days. Except, after Dane secures time off and returns to the small town, Danny is gone, forcing Dane to go on the hunt. After discovering Danny was injured by his own father, then driven out of town by bigotry, can Dane track down the other half of his soul before something else happens to his sweet, vulnerable human?
A land of eternal youth. No death, disease, or decay. But this is no paradise. And no one here is an angel. Jo and Christopher awaken naked in a desolate land where memories have vanished and a strange fire burns them alive each day. Horrified by their new reality, Jo turns to her beautiful, fiercely intelligent companion—only to find hostility in his eyes. Christopher, rational and controlled, is focused on finding shelter and wants Jo to keep her distance—especially when he has such a hard time controlling his body when she is near. And stranded together without anything to use for clothing, his control is slipping. But forgotten sins simmer beneath the surface, and nothing is quite what it seems. The shelter they find at last is little more than a prison with terrifying penalties for defiance…and an old flame who lays claim to Jo. Without her memory, Jo must decide whom to trust—and love—before time runs out and the choice is taken from her forever. Yet in a world ready to punish them at every turn, what chance does love have? Hell is no place to follow your heart.
Wolf shifter and single parent Tony Remington is just trying to do right by his son, Caleb. He’s not looking for adventure or a woman who makes his blood boil, and he definitely doesn’t have time to fall in love. When powerful witch Luna Moran steps into his life, swearing she had a vision of his son in danger, well…sounds like Tony is in for all the above.
My Alpha captured me…and now I can’t remember why I ran from him in the first place. Literally. My memory has been fractured and tossed into the Web. My mission is to reclaim who I used to be. My Alpha? He has other plans. It’s a race to gather the lost fragments of my soul tossed into the fabric of space and time. He broke me. Now he wants to put me back together how he sees fit. All the while forcing me to take horrendous obedience classes at Fortune Fae Academy like I’m some sort of pet to be trained. Axel might be my only hope—the lesser of two evils. With his help, my Betas and I might just be able to get out of this mess. There will be a price to pay, but anything is better than being enslaved to my Alpha forever. Even if he does awaken something in me that says this feels right… and my body tends to agree whenever he’s around. I have to stay strong and remember I ran from him for a reason. Darkness torments my dreams every night and I know something bad is coming. If I don’t figure out a way to run from it in time, I can kiss the shards of my soul goodbye—for good. Amazon KU
Sammy Love was the owner of a lingerie store called Oh Là Là Chéri, a store geared mainly towards men. He was a squirrel shifter from a large family and loved life with his three best friends. He loved being able to dress people up and make them feel their absolute best. He felt it was his calling in life to show people how to be true to themselves, no matter what others told them they had to be. Quentin Everett was a cougar shifter who’d been kicked out of his home at a young age by an uncaring mother. He had been raised by an older brother, until that brother was kicked out, then he became the oldest, raising his younger sibling until it was his turn to be banished. He never knew his father, just like the rest of his siblings. When he got older, he managed to put himself through school on scholarships and became a park ranger. He loved the freedom it gave his cougar, and himself.
Getting tickets to the event of the year at The Underground, a costume party was something that everyone wanted. Sammy was dressed as a bandit, and even though he’d helped his besties with their costumes (much to their annoyance) everyone was dressed fabulous, when some skanky fairy came along and tried to steal his booty of nuts! Mayhem ensued as Sammy tried to collect his lost booty of nuts from the floor, as chaos with mates began.
Hana, the last of the enchanted sisters, has remained in her human form which means she’s met her soul mate. But the only man she has touched was a Brethren member who has stalked her the past eighteen months. She’d kill him, but some force keeps stopping her. Zach More renounced the Brethren’s teachings as a teenager and now fights to free his sister-cousins. After a chance meeting with Hana, he realizes the bond that exists between the two of them. The problem is that his soul mate would prefer to kill him than talk to him. As the final battle with the Brethren approaches, Hana must evolve into her mated powers or the sisters will not stand a chance of survival. Even with her new abilities, their odds are slim. It will take nothing short of a miracle for all the daughters of Eden’s Dragon to fulfill the prophecy their mother foresaw.
Metamorphosis. The muse restored his life and Romer’s guardian abilities exploded. At least, that’s what the wings seem to be saying. He’s drawn to the gorgeous newcomer, Zoelle, but his extreme light is attracting dark magic of all sorts into Magic, New Mexico, just in time for Christmas. Zoelle, a talented forest witch, never trusted her heart or the light, preferring to hoodwink from the shadows. Her connection to Romer forces choices, but she isn’t ready to cede control over her body or how she wields her gifts. Dark magicals flood the town, turning townspeople against each other. Is Romer the key or the curse? Forsaken by his neighbors but determined to protect them all, he struggles with his love for the darkening Zoelle. Can he save both, or must he release his beloved to sinister forces, lost forever? Discover what happens when a genuinely good man is called to an extraordinary task.
Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright delve into the mountain halls of the dvergar, the dwarven people of Norse myth known for their mining and metalwork. Seeking jewels and ore, they make a deadly discovery instead: a cluster of Chrysanthemysts. How did they grow underground? Where are they from? And who sent them? The masters of the Black Market’s guilds grudgingly unite to stop the fatal flowers at their source. But digging deeper only reveals another conundrum: a legendary gemstone known as the Heart of Oberon. The fae haven’t walked the earth in forever. Why has the Heart resurfaced now? And why is the gemstone whispering? Amazon KU
Just before their church choir’s Christmas party potluck, Stacy learns her former boyfriend, Rob, has broken up with her best friend, whom he was dating. Stacy got over Rob a long time ago, or so she thought. Shouldn’t she try to repair her friends’ fractured relationship? A love potion recipe she finds in her grandmother’s old notebook of magic spells might fix the problem. On the wild chance that it could work, Stacy mixes it into a cookie. But the charm misfires, and now Rob insist he’s been in love with her all along. The spell will wear off in seven days—but does she really want it to?
After five thousand years living as a jackal, Anubis has managed to get back into his god form. He needs to find the stolen piece of his soul and go back to the Duat where he belongs, but trying to navigate the new world he’s woken up in is more complicated than it seems. He’s going to need someone who knows how to dig for lost pieces of the past, and his new aunties concoct the perfect cover to help him. When Dr. Tahirah Eskander meets Anubis Akhom, she thinks he’s going to be just like every other bored, rich investor looking to add an archaeological dig to his portfolio. So what if he refers to himself as a death expert and is hot enough to make panties drop wherever he goes? She doesn’t need some amateur interfering at the tomb site that she’s devoted her life to. Forced to work closely together, Tahirah will learn that Anubis isn’t what he seems and that he might just be the key to unraveling the lost secrets of the past and her own complicated heart. Amazon KU
Resistance soldier Bernard Marchand would do anything to bring his family back from the dead, but in his desperation to change their fates, he alters history and nearly destroys the world. Faced with the consequences, he’s horrified at what he’s done. It was never supposed to be this way. As a Huldra, Alva should have stolen her partner’s life energy, drained him to the brink of death. Instead, she went against her natural instincts and helped him win the war against a dreaded enemy. However, when he inadvertently starts the countdown to Ragnarok, Alva will have to ignore the ache in her soul as she fights to save them once again. And that’s just the beginning…An unknown enemy lurks just out of reach and interferes in their every effort to restore Earth’s historical timeline. But why? What is he after? Will they be able to focus long enough to save the Nine Realms, or are they doomed to the horrific reality they unwittingly unleashed? Amazon KU
Since I met Nox my life has been chaos. Champagne and corpses. That’s what dating the devil is like. And the next corpse to show up throws a very serious problem our way. As if we don’t have enough problems. Between a murderous fallen angel, a mysterious, powerful enemy determined to take down Nox, and now a hell-goat, we have our hands full. Find Lucifer’s stolen Book of Sins, recover the lost powers of Pride and Envy, then lift the curse preventing us from being together.
That was supposed to be the plan. I never expected much from life. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with the devil. But here I am, willing to risk everything for him. I will do whatever it takes to save him. Amazon KU
There’s a secret in my blood. My mother died to protect me from dark magic, and I’ve played it safe for the past ten years, never going outside after the sun sets. But I can’t live like this anymore. I don’t want to die alone and a virgin. One wrong turn and I find myself on an auction block where two wealthy, powerful men bid their fortunes for a night with me. I can’t deny that I’m drawn to both the cultured intellect and the dangerous bad boy. With them, I’m whisked into a glamorous world of powerful vampires, wild creatures, dark secrets and darker desires. The secrets held deep inside me are going to come out. All I can do is trust the men I’m falling for to protect me from the danger hunting me. Amazon KU
AJ Ramirez thought his life was over when the Enforcer Security Unit caught him tagging cabins at Lake Ursa when he was just a teen. But the Black Bear Shifter has come a long way since then. Graduating with honors from the local community college and opening his own Taqueria in Barvale was like a dream come true. Life was good. Almost perfect. If only he could forget that one passionate night he’d spent with a gorgeous stranger in Cancun last spring break. A year later and he still dreamt about the beautiful Estella Baron. Imagine his shock when she comes to Barvale looking for her husband. Him! Amazon KU
It was love at first sight… with my professor. What’s a dragon to do? For two years, I’ve been pining over Professor Sarris. I knew the moment I saw him that we were meant for each other, but it’s not to be. For one thing, I was his student, and he’s the most ethical man I know. For another, he has no idea I’m actually a four-thousand-year-old dragon from another dimension. When my people fled to Earth to avoid extinction, I vowed to clean up my life and stop acting like a fledgling. It’s bad enough that nobody takes me seriously… sure, maybe I used to be flighty and irresponsible and caused a few interspecies incidents, but that’s all in the past. I have big plans for the future, and this college gig is the first step in proving myself. I’m not endangering this fresh start for anyone. But then my professor and I wind up at the same party, and suddenly it seems he’s not completely out of reach. Except I’m still the adorable flirt nobody wants to rely on, and convincing him we should be together while proving I’m a changed dragon is a monumental task. Good thing I’m up for the challenge. Amazon KU
In a world of darkness where royal vampires are in charge, I spend my days working as a knight in the city formerly known as London. Instead of a lance and a horse, I rely on my trusty axe, Babe, and ride the occasional dragon. Every day new threats emerge that require a dash of magic and a dollop of attitude. Good thing I have both. Naturally danger comes with the territory. What no one knows is just how dangerous it is for me. If our vampire overlords discover what I am, they’ll execute me on the spot—no questions asked—which is why I avoid them at all costs. Until now. If only this one didn’t have a lethal reputation, a princely pedigree, and a quest that leads to more questions than answers. The heat between us doesn’t help matters. Unfortunately I can’t refuse a royal command, so I’m stuck until the job is complete. And even if the job doesn’t kill me, the truth just might.
A year after Finn Hail stabbed a god, Marshall Luth is plagued with visions of a future bathed in blood and fire. Haunted by hallucinations, Marshall is thrust into the battle to save Norsewood. Adelaide, vowing to cull humanity and save the Forest, marches the fianna to war. Yet the Maiden herself is slowly unraveling as the feral’s curse consumes her. As the Foreign to You duology comes to an end, humans and fianna will clash, death will rule, and a familiar devil will ascend a throne once made for a god.
Princess Gemma has been trapped for years within a magical turret, a fate she deems fitting for a sickly princess with little purpose. The enchanted walls offer security, which she’d do anything to maintain, for though she knows she should want to escape, her prison seems far safer than the outside world. But the magic of the tower has begun to fade, bringing with it not only unpredictable dangers but the very real possibility that soon Gemma will be forced to leave the prison she’s grown to trust. The tower’s shifting magic isn’t the only thing changing, for the longer Gemma spends with her faithful guard, Quinn, the more she realizes that her feelings for him are inappropriate for one of her royal status. But the deeper her feelings for her guard grow, the more Gemma yearns not only to escape the tower in order to see more of the world beyond, but to break through the walls she’s built around herself. But even if she finds the courage to fight for the life she wants—one filled with possibilities far more beautiful than she’s ever allowed herself to imagine—there’s one final obstacle for her to overcome…for she’s not the only one who has created walls. Though she’s striving to lower hers in order to allow her guard in, Quinn is determined to protect her from his devastating secret by keeping her out. Amazon KU
An Innocent Bear Shifter – I have been in love with my brother’s best friend Since I was a kid. He is fifteen years older than me And an MC Biker Bear Shifter. All grown up, and my feelings for him haven’t changed. I got the chance to go on a ride with him And the shifter motorcycle club he belonged to. I figured this would be my one chance to show him That I’m a full grown woman instead of just my Brother’s kid sister. I captured his attention -A night of passionate love, A dangerous rescue mission, And an unexpected baby. But what I really wanted was his heart. Is there any way to capture the heart of this ladies’ man Who swore that he had no interest in settling down? An Older MC Biker Shifter – I’ve known Angie my entire life. I held her after she was born, Bounced her on my knee, And even changed her diapers. It never occurred to me that she would grow up. In my mind, she was just my best friend’s baby sister. So, when I saw she had joined the biker’s adventure, I figured my time would be spent babysitting. Yet this little girl I’ve always known Is now a grown, beautiful woman Who has captured my heart. I’m ready to give up my bachelor ways. However, is our age difference too much to overcome? Will my love for Angie hurt my relationship with my best friend? Amazon KU
Olivia Thompson has lived a big life. Married straight out of high school, she had two kids, went through a messy divorce, but then, she had a second chance. She found love again with one Sam Thompson, Shipton Harbor police officer and all around good guy. Then came Sammie, her late-in-life son, and a few years later, Ava, her now best friend and partner in crime. Ava changed Olivia’s life for the better, introducing her to the world of witchcraft, necromancy, and all sorts of other paranormal goodies. Olivia was always on the outside of it, though, helping her witchy best friend through her supernatural life. Until Olivia discovered that her birth mother is a Fae. And then, shock of her life, she discovered her birth father is none other than Lucifer himself. Or maybe he’s Loki. He’s been called both. Now, Olivia must come to grips with her new reality, meet her new magical family, all the while keeping her grown kids from losing it over this new development! Is it bad that she’s low-key so excited about it all? Amazon KU
VS Note: I’m reading this one next.
Mongrel, a creature more wolf than man, leads a lonely life on the fringes of pack society—until the night a handsome vampire shows up with a mysterious request. Bowie, a vampire cursed to a life of endless nights, maintains close ties with his human family. When young girls in their village go missing, he must act quickly. But to find them, he’ll need to convince the local werewolf pack to loan him their best tracker—a wolf known as the Mongrel. Though he hates the slur, Andras is used to being called Mongrel. When Bowie refuses to refer to him by anything but his given name, Andras can’t help a flicker of unexpected trust toward the stranger. He volunteers to help Bowie, risking banishment. Can two tenderhearted men overcome their traumatic pasts and work together to rescue the girls before it’s too late? Or will the world’s most prolific killer snuff the flames of their passion along with the lives of the captives? Amazon KU
Valroy will let nothing block his path to the Unseelie Crown. And he is willing to stop at nothing to see both Tir n’Aill and Earth as his dominion…and crushing the self-righteous Seelie beneath his bootheels. He had wished for Abigail to stand beside him as his queen, but that went terribly wrong when she chose death over becoming his bride. It was a setback, certainly, but not one he could not overcome. Yet despite being wrenched from the song of life, Abigail returns to Tir n’Aill, only to be hunted by both Seelie and Unseelie alike. She does not know why she was returned or for what purpose, but it was clear that two paths lay before her. Is she to become Valroy’s enemy, or to allow him to make her his queen in chains? Amazon KU
With summer on the way, Rory is looking forward to relaxing at the beach between her latest set of magical exams. A mysterious beast appearing from the sea and terrifying everyone was not part of her plan. Rory’s cousin Cass, who responds to anything involving magical beasts by instantly making friends with it, is first to take an interest. But this beastie seems to have no intention of playing nice, and between her cousin’s antics and Aunt Candace’s unending hunt for a good story, Rory has her hands full trying to stop her relatives from running headlong into danger. The strange new family in town who have an affinity with animals might be the key to helping her solve the mystery of what the creature is and where it came from. But Robin and her squirrel familiar, Tansy, have their own secrets – and if Rory isn’t careful, their presence in town might expose the library’s hidden depths for everyone to see. Can Rory get to the bottom of the mystery before her family lands in a pit of trouble as deep as the ocean floor? Amazon KU
Candace hates demonkyn and goes out of her way to stay off their radar, choosing poverty over drawing their attention. But when a genetic test reveals her hidden legacy, she is thrown into their world and The Court of Dreaming Hearts. If she wants to keep breathing, she’ll have to learn to trust Valen, a witch with a sordid past and unbelievably beautiful blue eyes. The last thing Valen wants is a novitiate, but when the Queen orders, you obey. The only one who can help the reluctant dreamkyn find her place in their world, Valen’s conscience wouldn’t let him turn the girl down, anyway. Until anonymous assassins attack The Court of Dreaming Hearts, placing their species in jeopardy. Now, he’ll have to choose his survival or hers. The decision should be simple. Or it would have been before their souls bonded.
Ervie, the daughter of the warrior-shaman Jarl Mjord and the völva Lady Blomma, was born to rule two jarldoms and wield a magical bloodline reaching to Asgard itself. But the Norns have not been kind. Her father dead, now all she has is a famous name and a lingering sense of what might have been. But this Winternights blót, the Ǽsir will conspire to set the Reindeer Princess on her path toward destiny. Fans of Vikings and The Last Kingdom will relish The Shadows of Valhalla series. This sweeping Viking historical fantasy retells the story of the second heroine named Hervor—called Ervie by those who know her well—the inspiring shield-maiden from the Norse Hervarar Saga.
VS Note: From OCT 1
As a Water Witch, I trust my feelings implicitly. But I wasn’t prepared for the mess and magnificence that was tossed into my lap. The mess is a haunting that defies all explanation and the magnificence is the Greek God of War. Ares hired me to clear his house of spirits, or whatever was masquerading as spirits, but the longer I investigate the strange occurrences in his villa, the more I realize that neither the haunting nor the god are who I thought them to be. The God War has depths to him that draw me closer by the day, and his ghosts have more power than any mere specter should have. One promises to give me pleasure that I’ve only dreamed of and the other is turning into a nightmare, but my instincts are telling me that both will change my life forever. Amazon KU
I may be an Angel, but I’m no choir boy. When I met Bolin Tangzhou, a wereleopard tracker, I knew I had to have him. His badboy reputation to matched mine and the look in his eyes promised pleasure with no strings attached. Regrettably, our sex stars weren’t aligned, and I got called onto a mission before I could explore his talents as thoroughly as I’d hoped. The last thing I expected was for Bolin to convince me to hire him for his other talents—that of tracking. Now, we’re hunting a psychotic Angel together, chasing her across worlds and realms, trying to stop her from starting the Apocalypse. Not the most romantic way to get to know someone, and yet the longer we’re together, the more I wish we were both a little less set in our ways. Less love-them-and-leave-them and more . . . well, just more. But a leopard can’t change his spots. Or can he? Amazon KU
Tell the truth and shame the Devil. Seren never thought she’d be working for the Devil, but when a Demon starts impersonating Lucifer on Earth, prompting humans into heinous acts, she finds herself doing just that. This Demon isn’t breaking any of Anu’s laws, so King Lucifer doesn’t have the right to punish him. At the same time, he can’t let such an insult go unanswered. Although Seren couldn’t care less about the Devil’s humiliation, she does care about the humans who are being manipulated and hurt. But the further into the mission she gets, the less sure she is about what the mission is and her part in it. Can anyone really shame the Devil or is the truth far more sinister? Amazon KU
Four blazing hot stories of werewolf packs in the wilds of West Texas…Walk Away: When Dek left her, Leila vowed never to fall for an animal like him again. But now he’s back, and resistance seems futile. Dek needs her, and he’s not about to take no for an answer. Stay: Lowell doesn’t think any woman can accept the kind of guy he’s turned out to be, but Lin knows she’s more than ready to be his mate. Home: Rome no longer fits with pack politics. Just his luck both Grey and Mia are determined to bring him back. Hunted Down: Dunne wants his Alpha as much as Hunt wants him, but he can’t live with Hunt’s latest fetish… at least not until Hunt convinces him otherwise.
When non-binary seventeen-year-old Seren becomes an ambassador, they’re forced to face their greatest fear: magic. By drawing power from rivers and lakes, Seren is left vulnerable to being controlled by Mother Earth. They’re desperate to avoid using magic, but a faction of fascists will do anything to start a war between mages and scientists, including killing Seren, the one mage who sees the value of science. Outnumbered and outgunned, Seren must use magic to live long enough to reach negotiations for peace. As they struggle to survive assassination attempts, the sentient planet gets into Seren’s head and uses Seren to give humanity a warning: maintain peace or face extinction.
Shutting out Mother Earth could be the end of all humans. Letting Her in would mean becoming Mother Earth’s puppet, killing anyone opposed to Her. Seren must negotiate peace between mages and scientists before Mother Earth drowns them all.
Seven warlocks. Seven contests made more interesting by magical handicaps and strangers for teammates. From the “Queen of Alpha Males”, Victoria Danann (Slashed Reads). The warlocks as introduced in Wednesday, Witches of Wimberley, are taking you on the adventure of a lifetime.
LET THE GAME BEGIN! It’s hard to find new experiences when you’re hundreds of years old and have no financial or geographical limitations. But when it was Rally’s turn to suggest the next “Boredom Break”, they got the adventure they were craving and the romance they wanted, even if they hadn’t known they wanted it. Amazon KU
Lucas is a Kodiak Bear shifter, and the last member of Riley’s Pride left without a mate. He spent the majority of his life thinking he didn’t want one. But then he watched all his family and friends finding and claiming theirs, starting families and basking in the love and peace having a mate can provide. He thought for a while that he might be able to claim Libby, but she ultimately belonged to another. When she was claimed, he went back to being alone — and he didn’t like it. Luckily for him, his true mate had already found him. Now if she’d just make herself known instead of stalking him, he could make her his and they could start their lives together. Anahla is Djinn by birth, Efreet to be exact, complete with flames flowing through her blood — oh, and Dragon, too. But since the Efreet and Dragons intentionally avoid one another, she’s basically an anomaly. Neither side wants her, but neither side is brave enough to extinguish her, either. Fleeing from her Djinn family, she happens to stumble across her deepest desire – her mate. A mate means belonging…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Betrayed. Not just by our allies, but by the dark goddess who sent me on this doomed mission in the first place. Now, my monsters and I are prisoners of the dark fae warlord, pawns in his endless war games. But nothing in Midnight is ever what it seems. Not the warlord. Not our enemies. And not the vile magick humming beneath the surface, calling to me in ways I’m ashamed to admit to anyone… Anyone but him. For all his cruelty, my enemy might be the only man who truly understands the darkness inside me. Because deep down, he craves it as badly as I do. And that—more than the deadly creatures of the realm, more than the thought of losing the monsters I’m already falling in love with—terrifies me. Because the longer I remain a prisoner of Midnight, the more I’m starting to feel like it isn’t a prison at all… but a home. One that might actually be worth fighting for.
Eleven years is a long time to spend on the run…It may be a new city and a new name, but it’s the same old story. Never let anyone get close. Never let on that you’re more than what’s on the surface. I’ve gotten pretty good at both of those things. After over a decade of practice, it was bound to happen. I’m working in a random vampire bar, O, keeping my head down and my profile low. Every day is the same. And “same” is safe. But that all changes when a ridiculously handsome wolf shifter walks in and the attraction I feel is fueled by an ancient magic. Little do I know, this is just the beginning. Sparks fly when The Fates themselves bring me and my mates together. Three incredible shifters are about to turn my life upside-down in the best of ways. But the question is, can I trust them with my secrets, or will sharing my truth lead to disaster? Amazon KU
Jemma – It’s not easy being a widow and empty nester, But at least I have our clan’s annual Christmas celebration to run. That was until our new alpha came to town and banned all things Christmas.
The same man I accidentally just had a one-night stand with. Whoops. Now I have to convince this gruff, stubborn, and insanely hot alpha, that Christmas is worth saving. If I can’t seduce him with carols and holiday cheer, I’ll just have to wrap myself in a bow—Christmas will definitely be coming this year.
Ben – My new clan is more human than bear. Now that I’m the new alpha, things are going to change.
No more mistletoes, no more Christmas trees—it’s time to listen to what your alpha decrees. It would be so easy if this tempting she-bear, Wasn’t trying to destroy my plan. She may think she can get in my pants to get what she wants. But this Santa bear is here to remind her Be careful what you wish for, little bear. Amazon KU
Jamie Kemp was good at her job. Working for the FBI in search and rescue as a dog trainer and handler was fulfilling work. Never laying down many roots, Jamie was ready to head out on assignment with her dogs at a moment’s notice. Mark Cross and his family had lived in the Smoky Mountains for ten generations, and he loved the land, but of late, he was feeling rather lonely. Mark and his entire family were bears, black bears that blended into the wooded areas better than any wild ones in the park. Jamie and her dogs were called in to find a missing woman. Instead, Jamie found herself in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Mark showed her pictures of the women this maniac had killed, and she could be their twin. And to complicate things more, Mark was her mate.
Keeley Moore was as happy as a proverbial clam when he found his Beloved, the one woman fated to be the love of his immortal life. Jenna was smart, had a quirky mind, and promised to be the salvation he had long sought. And then she left him at the altar without so much as a single word of explanation. Naturally, he swept up the tattered remains of his heart, and swore to forget her. One hundred and thirty years later, he’s still trying NOT to think about her. Jenna Boyle has no idea who is the tortured, tormented, and sexy-as-sin man who claims she betrayed him a century ago, but she’s not overly worried about their past. It’s the present that concerns her, mostly …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
He’s waited a lifetime for her. Melody Walker has a dark history. It’s only been three years since she was bitten by a rogue werewolf, and her husband was killed. Since she’s unable to shift, she’s tried to live as a human, desperate to hold on to what she knows. She’s worried her best isn’t good enough when an enormous man shows up at her doorstep and changes the game. Gunner Newsom didn’t expect to meet his mate when his pack took over the community at Rhodes, but he’s grateful for the gift of her. She’s everything he’s ever wanted. Witty, resilient, and sexy as hell. There’s just one thing that stands in his way. His female is fighting to protect her only child, a little girl who’s in danger of being given to her paternal grandparents as she’s human and her mother is a werewolf. What belongs to him, he loves, cherishes, and keeps. Not only will he claim the mate he’s been given, but he’ll also protect the daughter he’s accepted as his own. He’ll kill anyone or anything that attempts to stand in his way.
VS: Next on my tour of my backlist would be MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR. I was inspired in part by the classic M. M. Kaye novel THE FAR PAVILIONS, about a woman in love with the soldier taking her to her arranged marriage. Because of course he falls in love with her too and that’s just the beginning of the tale!
An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she’s of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She’s resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother. But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet’s mountains. After Mike saves Shalira from another assassination attempt, she arranges for him to escort her across the planet to her future husband. She’s already falling hard for the deadly offworlder and knows she should deny herself the temptation he represents, but taking Mike along to protect her is the only way she’ll live long enough to escape her ruthless stepmother.
Mike, for his part, resists his growing attraction to the princess; he has a mission on this planet and rescuing the vulnerable but brave princess isn’t it. No matter how much he wishes it could be.
But what should have been an easy trek through Mahjundar’s peaceful lands swiftly turns into an ambush with danger around every turn. Shalira’s marriage begins to seem less like an arranged union and more like yet another planned assassination. The more they work together to survive, the harder it becomes to stop themselves from falling in love. Caught in a race against time, can they escape the hostile forces hunting them and make it off the planet?
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