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).
He’s a freaking emperor. I’m a waitress. No matter what my hormones think, I know how this is going to end. If I had to be abducted by aliens for a deadly intergalactic reality show, I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect partner. He’s kind and strong. Smart and sweet. And so far out of my league that my head spins every time we touch. He says we can be together. He says he has a plan. But I know how the world works. Even if we defeat our captors, my heart is already lost. Amazon KU
Avenell was a work-a-holic, and she had no idea what happened to her husband. He was there in the morning but when she returned later that night, he was gone – along with his stuff. One month later she quit her job, sold her stuff and took a job as a personal assistant to the owner of Drifting Treasures. That was ten years ago…and she still hadn’t caught her breath. Working for Clalls, consumed almost all of her waking thoughts. He was demanding and impossible to please – and that was before he decided to celebrate his three hundredth birthday party determined to make it the biggest, most notorious celebration that ever was. When she had a few hours to crash in her room, she either blacked out from exhaustion or spent her precious hours on a conference call with her co-worker going over their joint responsibilities. They had two weeks to go, and they weren’t even close to having everything in order. Avenell was sure the day of Clalls’s birthday was going to end with her public humiliation and termination, a moment of clarity where she quit or….she was going to kill her co-worker for all the times he didn’t do his work forcing her pick up the slack. Amazon KU
Ansel did not appreciate being kidnapped to attend a former co-worker’s 300th birthday party. Finding out that he was being used as a prize for the opening festivities was one step too far. Clalls may have done a lot for the Federation and his friends, but that did not mean the Night Demon could hand him over like a fruit basket. Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of an event that disrupted and change his life. Note to reader: this is a short fast pace sci-fi romance. It’s also the final book in this series and will be enjoyed more if you’ve read the Unexpected series. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but a scifi release of note.
Scorpia is finally back among the stars, far away from the memories of the war she and her family started—and ended—on Nibiru. Her first order as captain of the Memoria is to keep her crew safe, and she is all too happy not to get involved in dangerous political games for once. Corvus is haunted by what he experienced at the hands of the Titan attack, and he’s just as eager for a new beginning. He knows that not all Titans are built for war, and that the system can find peace, even as Deva and Pax begin to rattle their sabers. Though the Kaisers may be responsible for diverting a multi-planet war, the planetary leaders are wary of the knowledge they hold. Better to lock them up and keep their dark secrets hidden. But the Kaisers are the only ones who know the truth about the threat of the ancient world-ending alien weapons rooted in each planet—and they may be the only ones who can save the system from total annihilation.
As a pawn of Impericorps, I’m expendable. If it weren’t for my handler, Riker, I might even dream of escape. I’ve hated him since our first mission. When Riker frees me from the grip of Impericorps, giving me the choice to run with him, or fight on my own, I’m shocked. I can’t understand why he’s helping me now. But with the might of the Impericorps at our heels? There’s strength in numbers. When we’re forced to land on a hostile planet, we’ll have to rely on each other more than ever if we want to survive. I never thought he’d be the key to my freedom… and I never expected the heat between us. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Some portions were previously published.
Say hello to Humph the Boggart, the principled, down-on-his-luck private detective, Skinny Jim the zombie, and Fred the werewolf, in this film noir style space opera. Humans aren’t alone anymore—in fact, they share a planet with undead and near-dead beings, living in…semi-harmony, depending on who you ask! This is the world of Reboots—where zombies, vampires, and werewolves live side-by-side with humans, taking whatever jobs they can in order to coexist peacefully. So, what better job to give almost-dead or dead beings, than one that consists of no air, cosmic radiation, and a lack of life-sustaining essentials? In comes a cast of interesting, unique, and downright paranormal creatures as they travel through space. Consisting of four parts, Reboots: Undead Can Dance is a space opera destined to become a favorite, written by beloved and world-renowned fantasy author, Mercedes Lackey, and Cody Martin. Follow Skinny Jim, a zombie who conceals his ability to speak to avoid being exterminated after an ill-fated war launched by a zombie emperor, leading to an alliance between Norms, the Fangs, and the Furs. And then there’s Humph the Boggart, an ethereal parahuman private investigator who navigates interspecies relationships in claustrophobic extraterrestrial environments with his friends, including Fred the werewolf. And what happens when you put them all together in a confined space?
Luc Martin was abducted by aliens over a month ago and has been stuck in a cage on a spaceship with three women ever since. On either side of their cell are two alien prisoners who both seem to have a thing to staring at Luc. Oh and everyone’s naked. Then comes the moment when escape is possible, and Luc makes the decision to free Bolaico and Teranu in the hopes that they know how to do more in outer space than he does. And boy do they! A fight through the ship, stealing a shuttle, and crash landing on a strange planet get the group of five away from their abductors…but now what? Following through on the idea that Luc could be the aliens’ thank you gift for all their help sees him giving into desires up in a tree and in a hot springs pool inside a cave. As time passes, and despite a language barrier with both aliens, Luc discovers he’s begun to care about his aliens. But do they feel the same? When their captors track them down and force a confrontation that includes the native population on this planet, their futures will be decided by the choices that they make. When Luc’s aliens have the chance to return to their lives, where does he fit in? Amazon KU
Corporal Kalibzo – The other males gave me daggers as I raised my winning ticket in the bride lottery the captain held for the safety of the three Human females. I couldn’t tell if the female I won had a look of relief or disbelief in her eyes when she I chose her. Either way, she is mine now and I will do everything in my power to protect her from the Badligons, a flying species thought to be extinct, but who are trapped on this planet with us—and safe from the males I thought were my comrades. Stephanie – Thankfully, the alien who chose me is the most appealing of the bunch. However, although surprisingly cute and sexy, he is also the smallest and least intimidating out of the bunch. Will he keep me safe on this planet? Will he be able to protect me from the flying aliens? Will he protect me safe from his mutinous friends? The look in their eyes is making me tremble with fear. I only hope my new alien husband is tougher than he looks, otherwise we’re both dead.” Amazon KU
This strange alien has awakened an even stranger desire inside me. I love adventure and living on the land. But getting abducted and abandoned on an alien planet is a little too much adventure, even for me. This planet is chock full of barbarians and outlaws… and one noble alien who looks at me like I’m everything. The problem? He’s a pirate, and he needs to get his ship back from his traitorous crew. He sees how good I am on the land and wants my help. If I do, he’ll take me back to Earth. But the more time I spend with him, the less certain I am that Earth is where I want to be…This odd, primitive female entices me in a way I’d never imagined. Betrayed by my second-in-command, I was dumped in the woods and left to die. While my crew searches for a rumored shipment of rare and valuable human females, I encounter the very thing they are looking for: a strange, primitive earthling. Although she knows nothing of the universe, she can make fire with just her hands and treat my wounds without a medkit. But the oddest thing of all is the way she makes my third heart beat and my mating urges awaken. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Lilla must recruit the biggest and most dangerous army in the Seven Galaxies, but the Teryn emperor will not comply unless Lilla earns the blessing of the Teryn Guardian Goddess Laoise. Dealing with gods is never easy. Guardian Goddess Laoise’s condition for bestowing her blessing is for Lilla to bring her the mysterious Heart Amulet. Now Lilla is trapped in a strange place with no way out, no idea where to go or how to find the amulet. The only way for Lilla to complete her mission is to uncover the biggest secret of all Teryns. Will she survive discovering the secret of what it means to be a True Teryn?
TILLY – No one ever told me the bugpocalypse would be so lonely. I was ready when the man-eating space bugs descended from the skies. I have everything I need in my fortress: food, water, and my dog, Waffles, but I’m bored out of my gourd and lonely AF. So when a Xarc’n warrior breaks into my home, I decide to “detain” my purple intruder. Note to self: tranquilizer darts and zip ties do not hold big, burly hunters. At all. Now I have more muscley warrior than I know what to do with pressing me up against the counter and claiming I’m his. RAYK’N – Captured by a little hunter. Checking up on a kid and his dog is not my idea of fun; I’d rather be out shooting down flyers or hunting for my mate. But Tilly is not a male or a child. Her enticing scent calls to me, and I follow it to her home. When I approach, she shoots me with a tranquilizer. Imagine my surprise when I wake with my wrists tied and her straddling my body. If my mate wants to play, all she has to do is ask. Amazon KU
VS Note: A bit of mixed reviews on this but overall seemed positive.
A human female – Three vicious alien gladiators fight to the death for their prize. Me. I’m thrown to the one left standing to be used and claimed on the floor of the arena. The winner is a clawed and horned beast who should only frighten me, not excite me. But when his anchor strands attach between my thighs, they vibrate, and I’m seeing stars. An alien king – She’s a means to an end. I’ve got to win this fight and claim this prize. I’ve got to please the crowd. If I do it right, I have my freedom, and I can finally go home to be chieftain to my clan. But when I attach to her, my mating instinct rises, and I lose every vestige of control as I take her. I don’t understand it, but this human prize is my mate. Amazon KU
Grace – I’ve shot a hornet. He’s eight feet tall, with bright yellow stripes, buzzing wings and hard compound eyes. And he is very angry. He abducted me from my farm and took me away in his spaceship, which looks like a hornet’s nest on the inside. But before that, he stung my friend. And with a stinger that size, that had to kill her on the spot. So I have my reasons for hating him. He’s clearly an alien, more hyper-muscular man than hornet. But he’s buzzing louder and louder, and I think he’s furious. And if that protruding rod there is not his stinger, then I don’t want to know what he’s planning to do with it. Let him try. I’m not going to be his hive mate. Tzor – I had to take her. She smelled so good it made me dizzy. I don’t even care that she shot me first. But biting me, a Royal Scout on a crucial mission? That cannot go unpunished. Even now, my blood is red on her lips. She is delectable, round and scandalously female. The air in my spaceship is thick with her fear. And something else that I can’t identify, but which nearly makes me faint and forces my crotch to swell dangerously. I think I know what her punishment must be. And I think I will enjoy it. Amazon KU
He caught me when I wasn’t sleeping. He knew that I was awake. Santa Claus has come to town, and its me he chose to take. I saw Santa when I was younger. I’m not taking about the Santa you grew up believing in. I’ve seen the REAL Santa, the one with the green skin and big horns. Every Christmas after that, I always stayed up and hoped to get a peek again. I wanted to confirm to myself that I wasn’t crazy and I actually saw him. This year, I got a little more than I bargained for when not only did I see him, he saw me. Now, I know for sure Santa isn’t a jolly fat dude in a red coat. He’s an angry beefcake of an alien in a red coat who doesn’t take kindly to people catching him off guard. Currently he’s got me tied up and stuffed in his red sack next to a pile of presents. I don’t know what he has planned for me, but it’s probably not good. Or maybe it will be? I never thought I’d say this, but, Santa is kind of hot and I might be open-minded… depending on what he’s wanting. Amazon KU
Lorna: After the awful mess that was my life back on Earth, living in the raskarran village is great. It’s a simple life, but the big green guys provide for us, our huts are cosy and I get to spend my days looking after two adorable children. There’s only one problem – the dreamspace. Much as I might want to have a family one day, I can’t have anyone inside my head. There are secrets I’m keeping, secrets that could destroy me and any chance of a future I have with the tribe. Fortunately, none of Gregar’s tribe are my mate, and if I have an unrequited crush on the village healer, Shemza, well, it’s not the worst issue to have. When he offers to help me regain my strength, I just have to remember he’s not interested in me. That those looks he’s giving me are definitely not full of heat…Shemza: I have longed for Lorna since the first moment I set eyes on her. Even when she was weak with fever, I knew that my heartspace would never beat for another. We have not joined each other in the dreamspace, and that should mean that she is not my linasha. But she is human, not raskarran, and perhaps the same rules do not apply. Lorna’s heartspace is closed right now, but if there is a way to get her to open it to me, I will find it. I may be a healer, but Lorna rouses a warrior’s spirit in me, and I will do whatever it takes to claim her as my mate. Amazon KU
Hugo Finalist Janice L. Newman presents a touching trio of romances in a speculative vein. From the edge of space, to the shadows of the paranormal, to the marvels of the mystical: At First Contact: A germaphobe and an android are assigned a mission to survey a planet together. Will they discover new life or a new love? Ghosted:Leo is searching for the soul that used to haunt his grandmother’s house. Did Will ghost him? A Touch of Magic:What if love could alter the fabric of existence? A fraught romance between two teachers just might be helped along by a touch of magic.
He’s big, blue, and he thinks I’m his prey. Part of me wishes he was right. A simple mistaken identity and all of sudden I’m on an intergalactic hunt for some kind of…space criminal. I don’t know what this massive brute has planned for me, but it’s starting to sound like fun. Amazon KU
The bounty hunter babes are ready to celebrate Christmas, but are they ready to return to the sand planet where they were marooned? When the bounty hunter babes escaped from the Dothvek planet, they took their barbarian mates with them (and some babies on the way). Now the crew is returning to the alien homeworld for the holidays, but they’re in for much more than a desert version of yuletide cheer! This novelette features a feisty, all-female bounty hunter crew; gorgeous, sand planet barbarian warriors; steamy scenes in an exotic desert oasis; and heartwarming holiday festivities.
This is not a standalone story. To fully enjoy the characters (and to avoid spoilers), you should read the Barbarians of the Sand Planet series first. Amazon KU
Even the most capable huntress can become the prey. Jess, an orphaned alien, has no sense of sexuality until the day she becomes the prey of every male on the planet. Suddenly she’s emitting pheromones that threaten her very life. Stranded while on a mission, Aryk, an elite galactic soldier, saves Jess from unwanted attentions, including those of a slaver. Devoted to keeping her safe, they flee into the beyond in search of her homeworld while trying to save another species from extinction. All she wanted was a chance to fall in love. Now the universe is throwing mates her way. Aryk may be the first, but he isn’t the last. An ancient prophecy says why choose when you can have them all. Amazon KU
I have no problem wrapping men around my finger, but as it turns out, big red aliens fall into a different category. After Voxen saves me from freezing to death, I show my appreciation in the only way I can think of at that moment. It’s just supposed to be a bit of harmless fun for both of us. However, Voxen seems to be unfamiliar with the concept of “just for fun.” He only knows “forever”.
Space Force veteran Laila Storey thinks she’s seen it all—until first contact with an insectoid alien race, the Xakul, destroys a fledgling Martian colony. The Xakul’s next target? Earth. Humanity’s only hope is the Taureans, a warrior race who has battled the Xakul and won. Laila must learn from the Taureans how to beat the Xakul, before Earth is destroyed. She doesn’t have time for love… even if one particular Taurean warrior makes her heart race. Commander Zac Qu’Rell wants back in the fight, but his last battle with the Xakul wiped out his entire team, and left him badly scarred. Yet when he meets Laila, he feels whole once more. When a mission goes wrong, trapping them on a Xakul occupied planet, they realise there is more at stake than they thought. And with temperatures rising, both on and off the battlefield, there’s no time for love… is there? Amazon KU
VS Note: Erotica. Short.
Trapped on an icy planet, Aurora is about to have the steamiest holiday ever. Krampus wants her, and he always gets what he wants. He’ll own her body and soul, but first, she has to make it through the initiation of becoming his mate. Gnomes, satyrs, an abominable snowman, and an ice dragon will make Aurora scream in pleasure. She might balk and resist, but in the end, she’ll give in… and soon, she’ll belong to Krampus! *WARNING: Holly, Jolly Monstrous Holiday is not a romance! It’s pure erotica, meaning there isn’t a plot to speak of, lots of steamy sex that will melt your e-reader (with naughty creatures), and no character development. If you’re looking for a romance or plot driven story, this isn’t it. Holly, Jolly Monstrous Holiday is a short erotica collection (approximately 30 pages)
Natalie – Nobody said being a district attorney was easy, but I refuse to drop this case—even with the worst alien crime lord in the entire galaxy gunning for me. I can’t let anyone else get hurt. I have to do this alone. But he won’t let me. My alien ex-boyfriend was hired to protect me until the court date—much to my chagrin. It’s been eight years and there’s nothing left between us. At least, that’s what I thought…Nayok – After Natalie left me, I was broken. I threw myself into the Space Marines to forget about her. Fighting and killing are all I’ve ever known. But now her life’s on the line, I can’t stand aside. I have to protect her. I whisk her away to an idyllic location far from danger. The trial is in one week and we have nothing but each other to pass the time. Can I keep things professional or will I end up broken-hearted all over again? Locked up tight in a safe house, can Natalie and Nayok navigate the rough terrain of their rocky relationship? Or will they repeat the mistakes of the past and fail to escape with their lives? Amazon KU
I’ll do anything to claim her as my own. Iris spends all her free time with her tiny, human nose buried in a book. I know because I spend all of my free time watching Iris. Mating with a human is forbidden, but she tempts me with her soft curves and easy laughter. I want to run my fingers through her long red hair and kiss her pillowy lips. Our colony is attacked by hostile raiders, and Iris is separated from the other humans and cut off from the evacuation route. She needn’t worry. I’ve done three tours in the mines and I know every inch of these tunnels. The time for watching from the shadows is over. I’ll do anything to keep her safe. And then I’ll claim her as my own. Amazon KU
His final shame was the disfigurement inflicted deliberately so he could never sire the young Ishtaan so desperately needed. Rachel Martina Coleman was used to a fight—from the gangs of LA to constantly having to prove herself to her fellow soldiers—but being an expert markswoman didn’t make her invincible. She survived a three-against-one assault by jealous douchebags the night before she woke up on an alien planet. Now, three months later, she realizes she is carrying the physical consequences of that last night on Earth. Can two damaged souls used to clawing for everything they have finally give up the fight long enough to fall in love, or will both of them stubbornly refuse to admit they might just be perfect for each other. And will Rachel ultimately be able to trust Voren’s promises, or will she always worry that he wants her for what she can give him, not for who she is? Amazon KU
VS Note: I’ve been reading this series and enjoying it!
He’ll do anything to keep her safe…Patty Reynolds left behind a ho-hum life, including her abusive ex-husband. On her own, she keeps her little bakery going. Fueled by visits from a tall, gorgeous ex-special forces general, she longs to understand more about the quiet, mysterious man who keeps secrets and teases her with hot glances. He keeps his team of ex-military security experts working to protect their town as the world comes to terms with the natural disaster that rocked their lives.
Alexander “The General” Graham never thought he’d fall hard for the Plain Jane woman who runs a bakery, but the coziness she creates draws him in, makes him long for an honesty he’s never experienced with any woman. She makes him want to be a better man and seek the redemption he longs for. With danger lurking around the corner, Alexander and Patty will need their strength to keep them both alive.
Forsaken. Deathless. A monster in every way. Mostly, Brochan is determined. He craves what fate promised him—the woman who will help him conquer a heavenly kingdom. He will stop at nothing to win her. Viola, Keeper of the demon of Narcissism, lives for a single purpose—treating herself and her pet to the best life possible. But a crazed warrior is now appearing everywhere she ventures, ruining her fun…. tempting her beyond reason and keeping her at a razor-edge of desire. Though legions of males have attempted to win her, all have failed. Somehow, this rampaging beast is tearing down her walls, one by one, claiming he owns her heart and her very destiny. To be with him, however, she must defeat the only force strong enough to destroy her—love.
This fifteenth anthology of short stories set in the beloved Valdemar universe features tales by debut and established authors and a brand-new story from Lackey herself. The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom’s ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages–and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents–combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more–make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch.
First comes danger . . .When Vampire-Demon Sam Kyllwood discovers he’s the keeper of some mysterious circle, he laughs it off. When he finds out that his younger brother is supposed to fight to the death in said circle, he snaps right to furious. And that’s before he starts uncontrollably making things explode —it turns out it’s never too late to develop deadly new immortal abilities. But even those explosions are nothing compared to what happens when he tries to handle a very suspicious, brilliant and beyond sexy human female whose piercing eyes ignite a heat that rages deliciously outside even his unbreakable control…Then comes desire . . .Honor McDovall is one of the best interrogators Homeland Security has ever had. But no matter how well she appears to fit in, her mystical gifts are slowly driving her mad. She doesn’t understand them, she doesn’t want them, but for now, she’ll use them to detect and defeat danger until she completely loses her mind. Unfortunately, her job brings her face to face with the deadliest man she’s ever met—and she senses Sam is even more gifted than she is. Yet once they kiss, she realizes he’s also more dangerous than the enemies suddenly coming from every direction. Good thing they both like to play with fire.
Trust is the thread that binds. And the rope that hangs. In Nadežra, peace is as tenuous as a single thread. The ruthless House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city’s filthy alleys and jewel-bright gardens, seen by those who know where to look. Derossi Vargo has always known. He has sacrificed more than anyone imagines to carve himself a position of power and influence among the nobility, hiding a will of steel behind a velvet smile. He’ll be damned if he lets anyone threaten what he’s built. Grey Serrado knows all too well. Bent under the yoke of too many burdens, he fights to protect the city’s most vulnerable. Sooner or later, that fight will demand more than he can give. And Ren, daughter of no clan, knows best of all. Caught in a knot of lies, torn between her heritage and her aristocratic masquerade, she relies on her gift for reading pattern to survive. And it shows her the web of darkness that traps her city. But all three have yet to discover just how far that web stretches. And in the end, it will take more than wits and knives to cut themselves free.
Who would have thought that a run in with a handsome witch would slay not just my hormones, but my entire damn reality? Good decisions are never made under the light of the moon. I should have turned in the other direction when I collided with Mr. Sin-On-Legs Aquarius on a dark street. Roland is magic through and through, and I never felt the kind of instant pull toward anyone as I did with him. Warning enough, right? My wits, apparently, decided not to grace me with their presence that night. Instead of hurrying off to the party I was already running late to, I took Roland up on the offer to escort me there, hang out for a while. He had an ease to him that made me feel like I could be myself, and I fucking liked it. I just hadn’t expected that the real me was someone even I had never met. Being human in a magic world sucks balls. But the possibility of me being one of the supernaturals…Now that shit terrifies me to my core.
Avirin understands hunger. With her ravenous desire to succeed, it’s no surprise she hides her monstrosity from the world. Easier said than done once she sleeps with her infuriating coworker and lets her succubus secret slip. But it’s a one-time thing; she’s not jeopardizing her career over a night with Pye…No matter how much she can’t stop thinking about it. Pye understands hunger, too. Being famished for something they can’t have, mouth watering at the sight of her…but Pye and Avirin agreed to be friends, and since faeries can’t lie, he’ll keep his late-night thoughts to himself. But when Pye introduces Avirin to the world of monsters she’s long avoided, they both have a hard time forgetting what they did together…And a harder time remembering why they can’t cross that line again. Note: Pye uses “he” and “they” pronouns interchangeably throughout this book. Warning:This 51k novel is a F/Nbi romance between a succubus and a death’s-head hawkmoth fae. Amazon KU
When the gods turn bad…demons come out to play. I’m Autumn: the powerful reaper of both gods and demons. But how can I resist their wicked beauty? Now Loki, Hades, and my gorgeous demon, Oni, are mine. Yet the end of the world is coming, Ragnarök. There are monsters and secrets lurking in the underworld. Ra — tall, blond, and perfect — is my Soul Bond and phoenix. My hot shifter lovers are battling to survive. But it’s Ra, my sorcerer Sun God, who may be the greatest danger to the realms, and it’s like having the Soul torn from me. When my protector becomes the threat, it’s my enemy who steps up to defend me. Can I save my lovers? They’re the enemy, royalty, friend, bonded, and second chance. They’re my obsession and secret protectors. Yet what if everything I thought I knew…is a lie? When the gods are rebels, the demons are wicked, and the shifters are savage, it’s lucky that I love bad boys. Amazon KU
My worst fear has to come to pass, and now Stephan knows about my terrible secret. He hates me with every fiber of his being, and I can’t blame him for it. Unfortunately, war has come, and we have to put our issues aside to fight the greatest evil that has befallen our world. Chaos will stop at nothing until he has destroyed everything we hold dear. Can Stephan and I work together without tearing each other apart, or will the end of the world mend what I thought was irreparable damage? Amazon KU
Elise Beaumont is cursed. With every touch, she experiences exactly how her loved ones will die. And after her brother’s death—a death she predicted but was unable to prevent—Elise is desperate to get rid of her terrible gift, no matter the cost. Claire Montgomery also has a unique relationship with death, mostly because she’s already dead. Technically, anyway. Claire is a vampire, and she’s been assigned by the Veil to help Elise master her rare Death Oracle powers. At first, Elise is reluctant to work with a vampire, but when she predicts a teacher’s imminent murder, she’s determined to stop the violent death, even if it means sacrificing her own future to secure Claire’s help. The trouble is, Claire and Elise aren’t the only paranormals in town—a killer is stalking the streets, and Claire can’t seem to shake the pull she feels toward Elise, a romance that could upend the Veil’s mission. But as Elise and Claire grow closer, Elise begins to wonder—can she really trust someone tasked with securing her loyalty? Someone who could so easily kill her? Someone who might hold the key to unraveling her brother’s mysterious death?
Curse weaver Kennedy Bennett has re-settled into her beloved hometown and opened a shop selling previously hexed antiques. When she fails to win an online auction for a notorious cursed painting, Aiden Connolly—the wealthy and swoon-worthy luck worker she is not dating—swoops in to buy it for her. Crying Girl is one of a quartet of haunted legendary paintings. Kennedy knows that the “ghosts” are actually curses—fatal ones. The paintings have been missing for years, and Kennedy is thrilled at the chance to uncurse one…until Crying Girl disappears before they can collect it. Kennedy and Aiden soon discover that the painting hasn’t been randomly whisked out of their reach. Someone used it to lure them in, and now that they’ve snatched the bait, they’ve been snared in a trap. Either the thief gets what they want…or the four paintings are going to find their way back into the world, and Kennedy and Aiden will be responsible for the deadly chaos the cursed portraits wreak.
For countless years, Lycia Aloril prayed for the gods to send her a savior. Cursed to be coveted for her magical blood, escaping Fallovax would guarantee her death but staying means eternal torment. But when a roguish mage crashes through her forest, she seizes the chance to break her curses and escape her captor. Orin Tyrea has other plans. He’s no savior, but an assassin of the emperor of Arreth. When a battle takes a wrong turn, he escapes within an inch of his life. Injured, his magick fails him mid-teleport and he crashes right into Lycia’s path. Learning the truth of Lycia’s curses, Orin is torn between the pity he feels for the strange woman and his loyalty to his benefactor. For acquiring her magical blood for the emperor means one thing: having the power to kill a god.
Lana Harvey is back from the dead…Well, back from delivering the dead to the afterlives, anyway. The political and social landscape of Limbo City has gone through quite the makeover since the Throne of Eternity was broken and the souls in the sea took charge of their own destinies. But progress is a journey on the road less traveled. Which means potholes are inevitable. And who better to pave the way than the reaper who set all this upheaval into motion?
Essie and Farrendel are living their happily ever after…until Farrendel’s greatest secret leaks to the Escarlish press. With his reputation set to be forever ruined, they race to do damage control. Yet, an even greater danger lurks behind the leak, threatening more than just Farrendel’s reputation. To save his brother-in-law and rescue the alliance, Prince Edmund of Escarland proposes a fake courtship to Jalissa, the elf princess who has broken his heart not once, but twice, even if she doesn’t know it.Edmund and Jalissa struggle to unravel the conspiracy, save Farrendel, and attempt to keep their fake romance from becoming all too real. It might be more than this spy prince and elf princess can handle. Amazon KU
I’m in love with three men. I’m just not sure if they’re a dream come true or my worst nightmare. It began with hearing voices – just another step on my steady descent into madness. It was inevitable, considering the whole town hated me and I was the loneliest person on the planet. I didn’t really blame them, I guess. Everyone who got close to me ended up in the hospital. I’d be suspicious of me too. When the three distinct, alluring voices in my head started to appear before my eyes as three distinct, gorgeous men I really started to question everything I thought I knew. They called themselves Dreamwalkers and told me they were hunting the monster attacking all the people around me. They won’t leave me alone. I’m not sure I want them too. But am I the monster they’re after? Or are we all in worse danger than I ever could’ve imagined?
“You’ve completed your task, Willow, and it’s time for the world to acknowledge that what was once rejected now deserves a new role. A position of power that no one will be able to steal from you.” When the world proclaimed me an outcast, I fought against that role and destroyed everything — and everyone — that tried to belittle me. Now I, Willow De Luca, am about to reap all the rewards, including a very powerful seat that has the supernatural world of New York shaking. Unfortunately, the Coven isn’t pleased that I’ve claimed something they expected would land in their grasp by default. I don’t have time to worry about their wrath, though. The Forbidden Enterprise is launching, my attendance and participation are required at the grandest fashion runway show, and I have to help return a fae princess to Faerie world. Top all that off with a visit to the Vatican for personal business with Saint and my special training with Jayce in the ring, and my schedule is filled to the max. Additionally, our new packmates, Milo, Loki, and Viktor are ready to prove why they fit perfectly into our Forbidden Pack. The world isn’t prepared for what’s in store, but it’ll soon become crystal clear that my newly formed empire is about to rain chaos down on anyone who tries to defy a De Luca. Amazon KU
You know what they say, once you go shifter…Dreamy werewolves, bears, and other supernatural creatures like vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and more will steal your heart in this limited edition anthology crafted by bestselling and award-winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. If you love fated mates, strong characters, forbidden love, and dangerous alpha men, indulge your cravings, fall in love, and discover your new favorite book boyfriend in these otherworldly tales. Bet you can’t read just one.
Royalty, abductions, fated mates, and dragons…Prince Kastian’s kingdom is collapsing after his father’s death. The only way to change his fate is to forge a bond with a stranger from another realm. Finding that she’s been abducted, college student Lyra wakes up in another world and is told she’s fated to be a queen. She can’t just walk away from her home and loved ones… or can she When the two come together in the dragon realm, they will either destroy each other or form the most powerful magic known to Abraxas.
Born centuries apart. Bound by a love that defied time. Madison Berger is visiting Dublin with her family for a Viking re-enactment festival, when she chances upon a small knife embedded in the banks of the Liffey. Maddie recognises what the runes on the knife’s handle signify: the chance to have her own adventures in the past. Maddie only intends to travel back in time briefly, but a skirmish in 9th century Dublin results in her waking up on a ship bound for Iceland, with the man who saved her from attack. Geir Eskilsson has left his family in Sweden to boldly carve out a life of his own. He is immediately drawn to Maddie, but when he learns of her connection to his sisters-in-law, he begins to believe that Fate has played a part in bringing them together. Amidst the perils that await on their journey to a new land, the truest battle will be to win Maddie’s heart and convince her that the runes never lie.
Enjoy the holidays with eight heart-warming tales of shifter love, true-mate style. Our USA Today and Bestselling authors have written brand new holidays stories just for you! Amazon KU
VS Note: From Nov 16
Immerse yourself in new worlds and discover hidden places, from far-off realms to different neighborhoods. Cast spells, break curses … or even play the drum! And forge friendships with fae, angels, muses, or simply the boy next door. Join the award-winning and USA Today bestselling authors of Written in the Stars—a young adult contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy romance anthology—on these adventures and more. Packed with 16 stories, the collection is composed exclusively of full-length, first-in-series tales, introducing you to worlds beyond its pages. Some might call this collection your reading destiny, but we say it’s Written in the Stars.
A dragon shifter series set in the same world as the bestselling Bride Hunt books – Avalanche finds himself in the deep, dark recesses of the earth. It’s nothing like he ever imagined it would be. All he needs to do is to survive long enough to win the prize. Amazon KU
My kids return home to Pymm’s Pondside for the holidays. Before I can tell them about my magic, a pixie, and a mermaid blow my cover. Their shock is expected, but not their anger. Turns out my oldest nearly burned down their house and was convinced something was wrong with her. I could have helped her if I hadn’t insisted on hiding my magic from them. The girls give me the silent treatment while my son can’t stop asking questions. Thank goodness Violet and Aislinn are here to help ease my children into the magical world. But as my daughters start to come around, all three of my children go missing. Convinced the evil entity stalking Cottlehill Wilds is to blame, I enlist the help of all my friends. When I fall under the same siren spell as my kids, I’m thrown to the proverbial wolves and Sebastian is my only hope. Is his love for me strong enough to overcome the enchantments? And can he rescue us all? Amazon KU
‘Tis the season and I’m setting the stage. But even with all the trimmings, I know better than to think everything will run smoothly. I’ve promised an invitation to Fate and it’s never a good idea to keep such a powerful being waiting, but my festive frenzy keeps getting interrupted. Removing curses and humoring carolers are the last things I should be doing when I’ve also just learned that I have to make room at the Yule Dinner table. For whom? Oh, just Hades, God of the freaking Underworld and father of the man in my bed. I didn’t have time for the normal chaos in my life, but this is a new extreme. It’s impossible to make a good impression when I barely remember my name. My power is hours away from turning me into a vegetable, my house is a mess, and suddenly my ex-husband has some demands of his own. Not today, Satan. Nothing will ruin these holidays for me and my family. Amazon KU
Lornyc is good at keeping secrets, because secrets can get you killed. Will someone rid him of this troublesome Mage? Seemingly not, and Lornyc’s going to have do it himself. There’s a good reason no one had invoked the Reckoning to become the Supreme Mage of Beher for over a quarter of a century, but Lornyc couldn’t keep his big mouth shut. Five tasks, five chances to fail, and that’s just the warm up for the magical head-to-head. Pity his Reagalos powers don’t work like Mage magic, so he’ll need to think fast, and run even faster. Amazon KU
I’m not in the habit of stealing women. They come to me. They beg and plead for a taste of my power. My brothers and I rule the pack, crushing all challengers and scaring the rest into submission. We’re the nightmares that wake you up screaming, the devils you crave. We have everything, so we want for nothing. Until she came along. From the first moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was mine….ours. We took her swiftly in the middle of the night, stealing her out from under her fated mate’s clutches. She was only meant to be a play thing, a passing fancy. So why do I find myself watching her as she sleeps, protecting her… falling for her? Amazon KU
VS Note: From NOV 23. Listed in LGBTQ+ Romance.
Nineteen years ago, Evander Laun and Natalia Havashire went on the air throughout the world on almost every news channel simultaneously, to reveal to the human race that Elves walked among us. It is the most-watched historical event in modern times. An aspiring investigative journalist, Killishia Renner, finds out with the rest of the world that she is an Elf unbeknownst to her, when she manifests Elvish physical traits on the air during the Tree Lighting ceremony in Rockerfeller Center in New York. It challenges everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Intern follows the hurdles she must overcome as she learns about being an Elf while facing the uncomfortable popularity of being Elfed in New York.
Charlie Rhodes has the one thing she always wanted but was afraid to admit. The parents who gave her up for adoption are back in her life, but the transition from orphan to adult child isn’t going to be an easy one. Before she can commit to the process, however, a new job pops up for the Legacy Foundation and she’s whisked away to upstate Washington. A group of teens celebrating graduation and preparing for college have gone missing in Nighthawk, a former boomtown that has exactly one resident, a crazy old bootlegger who wanders the area dropping ominous warnings before disappearing into the darkness. The Legacy Foundation is called out when several bodies are found, all with …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Vincent Moretti has trained to take over the role of king his entire life. He’s powerful both in mind and body. What he hadn’t expected was the overwhelming pressure to be as revered as the kings before him. Now Vincent has to prove himself, protecting his race – but all he can think of is the graceful and beautiful blonde in his court. Kate proudly watched Vincent take the throne and believes the heart-throbbingly gorgeous vampire could be her fated mate – even if he doesn’t know it yet. But when disaster strikes, and her parents are killed while Vincent continues to deny his feelings for her, a male from her past is the one to comfort her. Was Kate wrong about the new king? Can she forgive him for not being there when she needed him the most? Or should she return to Italy with someone who is not her mate, but has proven his loyalty?
I’m a killer. A trained and skilled assassin, and I’ve never missed a target. My newest hit is human, a New York socialite, with a reputation for keeping supernatural beings as pets. Caging them and performing unspeakable acts on them. Even the United Senate wants her dead. Which is where I come into play. I’m given the contract for killing her. Only nothing goes to plan. In the midst of a violent and bloody attack, I’m bitten by a wolf. An omega, who’s the complete opposite of me, in everything. By the laws of the Senate, I’m no longer a human or an assassin. I’m a werewolf. Dual natured, my life will never be the same. I need to quickly learn how to balance my years of experience as a detached killer with my new submissive side. The side that needs the care and nurturing of my pack. Colt, Lane, Zander, Morgan, Noah, and Elias are my new Alphas and Betas. They run the largest Tennessee wolf pack. They treat me like I’m a rare, and precious wolf, but it’s in my nature to fight my own battles. Danger is coming at me from all sides. I need to claim my place and accept who I am while trusting them with the truth of who I used to be. Amazon KU
A dragon searching for a crowning jewel for his fabulous hoard. A misanthropic incubus who just wants to swim. Declan might be the world’s only shut-in incubus, but with a father like Elrith, it’s little wonder his faith in people is nonexistent. He skates through life as a computer programmer, closed into his tiny apartment, only feeding by ordering sex workers to his door. But his mother was a water nymph, and occasionally, Declan can’t resist the need to sneak out and swim. This time, he’s in for a surprise. Augustine is a water dragon who has spent years building the perfect hoard, and now there’s just one thing missing: someone to share it with. When he spots the stunning creature swimming just outside his home, he realizes the jewel he sought has come to him. But after centuries of little human contact, he’s out of touch with the meaning of the word consent. When the tempting nymph chafes his control, August can’t figure out how to win him over. But word of August’s treasure has reached greedy ears, and all he cares for is under threat. Can a dyed-in-the-wool misanthrope teach August the true value of possession before he loses everything? Amazon KU
Aaron has come to Fairview to find his ex’s teenage sister, who went missing in the city. As a witch both rich and powerful, Aaron follows a trail that leads him to a bar frequented by supernaturals and to a bartender who attracts Aaron’s attention — and not just because the bartender is keeping something from Aaron. When Aaron runs out of leads, he follows the mysterious and pretty bartender, and the next thing Aaron knows, he’s foiling an attempted abduction. Ilya has built a quiet life in Fairview mixing drinks and flying under the radar. He is a banshee, and the psychic ability and mild telepathy that comes with that makes Ilya a sought-after commodity. That carefully constructed life Ilya built for himself breaks into a thousand pieces when a handsome witch starts asking questions and becomes Ilya’s rescuer mere hours after they meet. The witch, Aaron, vows to protect Ilya and to keep his secret. Now Ilya has to decide whether he will give Aaron his trust and risk a lonely but safe life as a night bartender in a wintry city in which people disappear only to then turn up murdered.
When Shakey Stewart, a nosey newspaper reporter, is murdered, Reva finds herself involved in another mystery. This time she’s in it to help Matt solve the case before it has a chance to ruin his career. But is her new relationship with Matt over before it even has a chance to begin? Meanwhile back at the inn, Cyrus is done waiting in the wings for Reva to realize his affection for her. This revelation puts a strain on what had previously been a rock-solid friendship. Pistol just wants a full bowl of food. Is that really too much to ask? Amazon KU
I was once a rejected wolf and now I’m the queen of the Fall Mountain Pack. I’m their alpha female. After escaping King Cenwyn and his court, I find myself back with my alphas, who are now my mates. I have everything I’ve ever wanted, and more, but the gods have a different idea of freedom for me. Persephone’s using the soul bond to connect to my mind, and control it, but none of us know what she truly wants. King Cenwyn’s armies are at our borders, and he isn’t alone. The Levi are now an army, controlled by an angry goddess, and if we aren’t careful, she will destroy us all. We endure the fall and rise in the ashes. Fall Mountain Pack will not stay down for long. Wolves always bite back. Amazon KU
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me.
Very little is merry in a private dick’s world. Private detective Nick Bozic works the mean streets of 1950s Portland, Oregon, shadowing unfaithful spouses and nabbing thieving employees. He may be lonely, but at least he’s not crooked. Despite the festive season, Christmas simply means less dough in his pocket. With the holiday only a few days away, a regular client drops a new case on him: yet another being has come through the Rift and needs help finding his way home. Maybe Evindal the elf will help Nick find something too—a bit of cheer and magic amid the usual brew of corruption and betrayal.
I am the Ebon Queen’s daughter of shadow, but I am not hers. She has threatened my men and if she harms them, I will unleash dark magic. Would my shadows defeat the queen—or strengthen my bond to her instead? The dragon flights have returned but they throw our plans into disarray. Their First-Born will destroy everything that stands between them and their desire to end the Ebon queen—and that could include me. Luin offers to help but I’m unsure he wants to become more than my guardian, and the men now question whether an alliance is possible with such creatures. We return to our realm to make our next move but not all agree with Leander’s decision to return to the stronghold. Devin and Rohan fear for our lives should we walk through the gates, but we may have no choice. Is Leander’s position as High Lord enough to keep our group safe if we follow his plans?
The Ebon Queen’s forces have destroyed more of the land we travel through, and we face more challenges as we pass through the towns. Ebon elves and her dragon consort Cadenor pursue us as the queen steps up the crusade to bring me to her court. I fear that if she cannot take me, she will take my men. I’m prepared to face the Ebon Queen and the darkness within myself, but instead she forces an impossible choice on me. I am a daughter of shadow, and this is who I must become, or I could lose everything. Amazon KU
A future to accept. An enemy, or two, to stake. I had a plan. One that included avenging my family and slaying as many vampires as I could in the process. Every choice, every step, they all led me closer to my vengeance. Except plans don’t always go the way we want. Especially when I have to accept that—no matter how long I put it off—I’m going to become the very thing I hate most in this world: a vampire. Though, as I find myself falling for Maciah, I realize that maybe my heritage isn’t the death sentence I first assumed. Maybe it’s exactly what I need, because as the threats start to escalate, I begin to realize…Sometimes the best way to kill a monster is to become one. Amazon KU
I’ve been rejected for being a half-breed; tortured for protecting my mates. Now the fae want to steal my child—they don’t know my power. There was a time when I believed that the only man who could possibly love me was a runt. A runt who threw me away and treated me like garbage. I know better now. My child has four fathers; shifters who will stop for nothing to protect their blood. I’m not just a little lost wolf anymore. My harem is my army, and we will tear the fae apart. They may burn our homes. They may drink our blood. But they cannot sever the bond I have with my mates. They cannot destroy the strength of a hybrid reclaimed. Amazon KU
While journeying north toward the Dark Queen, Guinevere falls into the hands of her enemies. Behind her are Lancelot, trapped on the other side of the magical barrier they created to protect Camelot, and Arthur, who has been led away from his kingdom, chasing after false promises. But the greatest danger isn’t what lies ahead of Guinevere—it’s what’s been buried inside her. Vowing to unravel the truth of her past with or without Merlin’s help, Guinevere joins forces with the sorceress Morgana and her son, Mordred—and faces the confusing, forbidden feelings she still harbors for him. When Guinevere makes an agonizing discovery about who she is and how she came to be, she finds herself with an impossible choice: fix a terrible crime, or help prevent war. Guinevere is determined to set things right, whatever the cost. To defeat a rising evil. To remake a kingdom. To undo the mistakes of the past…even if it means destroying herself. Guinevere has been a changeling, a witch, a queen—but what does it mean to be just a girl?
Abbi arrives at UW Madison still shaken by her grandmother’s mysterious, dying request, and wakes to a different world: forty years in the past. That is just the first stop on Abbi’s journey backward through time. Will, a charming college freshman from 1920s carrying his own burdens, travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, solve her grandmother’s mystery, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again … even though the professor is younger each time Abbi meets him. Amazon KU
Following the explosive events of The Damned, Odette faces a vampire’s final death. The Court of the Lions have done everything they can to save her but have failed. A healer from the Sylvan Vale could help her, but only Arjun Desai, as a half fey, can cross the boundary between realms. The Sylvan Vale is a world Arjun despises, and in return, it despises him. But knowing it could save Odette, he returns to the Vale with all haste, leaving the mirrored tare between the two worlds open and unwittingly setting the stage for both love and war. It’s mere days until Pippa Montrose is to wed Phoebus Devereux and become a member of his well-heeled family, offering salvation to her own. But Celine is missing. Pippa has no idea where her best friend has gone, but she’s certain it’s in the company of vampire Sébastien Saint Germain and that Arjun can lead her to them. Pippa enjoins the help of Eloise, the daughter of a powerful sorceress, to discover the gateway Arjun uses to travel between worlds. Pippa, tired of hesitating in life, marches right through in search of her friend. But what she discovers on the other side is a dangerous, duplicitous world full of mischief and magic she doesn’t understand, and most unexpectedly, she finds love.
Mage Alex Verus has gone from a Camden shopkeeper to one of the most powerful mages in Britain. Now his last and most dangerous battle lies before him. His lover, the life mage Anne, has fallen fully under the control of the deadly creature she made a bargain with, and it is preparing to create an army of mages subject to its every whim. Alex, the Council, and the Dark mage Richard Drakh agree to call a truce in their war, and plans are made for a joint attack. But Alex knows that it’s only a matter of time before Drakh and the Council turn on each other . . . and neither cares about keeping Anne alive. Can Alex figure out a way to stop Anne and to free her from possession before time runs out?
Princess Théra, once known as Empress Üna of Dara, entrusted the throne to her younger brother in order to journey to Ukyu-Gondé to war with the Lyucu. She has crossed the fabled Wall of Storms with a fleet of advanced warships and ten thousand people. Beset by adversity, Théra and her most trusted companions attempt to overcome every challenge by doing the most interesting thing. But is not letting the past dictate the present always possible or even desirable? In Dara, the Lyucu leadership as well as the surviving Dandelion Court bristle with rivalries as currents of power surge and ebb and perspectives spin and shift. Here, parents and children, teachers and students, Empress and Pékyu, all nurture the seeds of plans that will take years to bloom. Will tradition yield to new justifications for power? Everywhere, the spirit of innovation dances like dandelion seeds on the wind, and the commoners, the forgotten, the ignored begin to engineer new solutions for a new age.
Influencing… It’s a hustle. I take selfies and seek out brand deals. One thing I did not seek out: a trip through time to the Dark Ages. That honor was foisted upon me by my arch nemesis, the sorceress Morgaine le Fey. Through my cunning political posturing (and style tips), I landed a job as King Arthur’s royal influencer— a position filled with perks. Like unlimited mead refills. And up close and personal time with the king’s advisor, Merlin, a foxy wizard with rock hard abs underneath his majestic blue robes. After our last adventure, I thought Hot Merlin was dead. Heck, I thought I was dead. Yet we’re both alive. Now Merlin stands before me with a new phone and a reprogramed MorgVPN. Oh the places we’ll go. Amazon KU
The battle for the Dornte crown has begun and we’re not ready. Ruic Breard has an army, a stockpile of weapons from the Human Realm, and the knowledge that the Amberloq force consists of two Elbirfae warriors, and me. Go team! What our enemies don’t know is that Dune, Tundra, and I have a support network behind us… the Phoenix Quint, the Thornebane Quad, and most importantly, my wildcard mates, Lukas and Shadow. Oh, and don’t forget sweet Moonshade. To win this struggle for power and control once and for all, and to save the Dornte quadrant from another reign of tyranny, my mates and I have to unite and embrace our shared destiny as Guardians of the Crown. *Honor Bound is book three in the third harem of the Guardians of the Fae Realms reverse harem paranormal romance series. Expect sizzling polyamorous situations (mmmfm), heart-pounding action, ongoing storylines, and lovers who find what they need from not only their queen but each other as well. Med-burn, med angst, vivid sexual content, and language.* Amazon KU
This kitty loves to play with baubles…Four years into being a mother, Kat needs a break. She’s barely killed anyone since she gave birth and the panther within her is frustrated. She needs blood, murder and mayhem. When she’s offered the chance to infiltrate a strange cult’s annual festivities, there’s no stopping her. Along with her three devoted mates, Kat will have to look beyond the holiday cheer to find a killer.
Ofelia Archer has a lot on her plate. Between building renovations for her new business endeavor and plans to move in with her boyfriend for the duration of the construction, she doesn’t have time for anything else. All that changes when a teenage girl is almost abducted in front of her bar.
Ofelia and her boyfriend Zacharias “Zach” Sully intervene, save the girl, and believe they have the kidnapper caged in … only to find that he’s somehow escaped in plain sight. When digging further, they find there have been a string of disappearances from the outer parishes, something someone is working hard to keep under wraps. Ofelia and Sully are on the case, but the harder they look, the more trouble they find. It seems the girls that are being targeted are from poorer areas. The only girl from an opulent family to be targeted is the one they managed to save. But why? Ofelia may be comfortable in the French Quarter but Bywater is where she’s needed. Unfortunately, the people there aren’t open to trusting newcomers. As she tries to ingratiate herself, she befriends a local artist … who may just be a target herself. Ofelia lives in a magical world, a world where she’s often the queen. This time, she may be in over her head. The stakes are too high to abandon the mission, though, and she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth … even if it will leave a scar on the city she loves so much. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy – and magical – ride. Amazon KU
Police officer Jordan and dragon shifter Edra might have to work together, but they don’t trust each other—even if sparks do fly between them. If anyone finds out Jordan’s a mytho sympathizer, it could kill his career. No one can know that he frequents the satyr dens and uses the drug Bliss. A dead satyr might not get much attention, but two dead humans who appeared to overdose on Bliss? That shouldn’t even be possible. And it might not be an accident. Edra, the Mythological Services Liaison, has been covering up mytho crimes to protect the community’s reputation. With a mayoral election looming, the last thing his people need is a scandal. To get a murderer off the streets, Jordan and Edra will be spending a lot of time together, and it won’t be easy to keep up with their deceptions… or to keep resisting each other. Amazon KU
Clinging to some semblance of normalcy, I can’t wait to spend my first Yule with my hot dragon shifter, fated mate, Alistair. But fate has other plans……when Krampus shows up, stuffing people in his sack. The stakes are sharp, the big bad is out to get me, and I have way too much to prove. Did I mention that I still don’t know what the hell I’m doing? I have pluck, they say. Grab your brooms, b’witches, we’re in for a rough ride. Amazon KU
Heaven hath no rage like love turned to hatred – Everybody hates me—Hades, Fenrir, and Griff. We’re caught in a magical tug of war between vengeful gods, and my mate thinks I’m to blame. His animosity blazes as hot as his passion, and I’m about to get scorched. If I don’t fix my mistakes we’ll both burn in Hell. Amazon KU
When the Cross family decides to spend their Christmas holiday at Grey Hall—the family estate in Sussex, England—the only ghosts they expect to find are the shadows of Simon’s unhappy childhood. But when twelve-year-old Charlotte discovers there are more than memories haunting the corridors of the castle and that a centuries-old curse has been laid upon the family, it will take all of Charlotte’s ingenuity and bravery to find the answers before the Christmas curse claims its next victim—her father!
A demon, a human, and a fake relationship… What could possibly go wrong? As far as Miguel’s meddling family is concerned, he’s over the hill. At 32-years old and still single, they’re pressuring him to find an alpha ASAP. With his sister’s wedding coming up and his entire family present to nag him, Miguel’s desperate to get them off his back with a decoy—a fake boyfriend. In Miguel’s desperation to find a suitor, he slips and lands in the hospital—and into the caring hands of the hottest alpha he’s ever seen. Even demons need love. Daemen’s job as a doctor is fulfilling, but his love life is nonexistent. He’s starting to doubt he’ll ever find the right man—and if he does, will a human even accept a demon as a mate? But one night, a clumsy omega falls into his lap—an omega that Daemen is 99.9% certain is his fated mate—and begs for his help, well… How could a demon refuse? Amazon KU
I’ve lost everything. My father’s plan worked. I am now pregnant with a Bloodline vampire child, and he’s taken my men captive. The only person who can save them from a fate worse than death is…me.
To do that I’ll have to harness my new powers and walk into the one place I promised myself I’d never return to. To protect my lovers and my unborn child, I’ll have to kill my father and take the throne. If I fail, I won’t be the only one paying the price.
A young Fae would be cursed by the moon, receiving the darkest marking of all—the Void Signature—and leading an army of supernaturals to destroy the world. In order to avoid this, the Angels descended upon the United States. They separated the supernaturals, creating magical borders within the country, upheld by the power the leaders of each mystical race wielded. Zai Tyren lives in the hidden Fae city of Crestfell, just outside of Orlando, Florida. He is a young senior doing what any other teenager is doing—looking forward to prom, graduation, and most notably, his eighteenth birthday. The day he’ll finally get his Fae signature, a small pictograph provided to all Fae to let them know which element they are most in tune with. What he certainly doesn’t expect, is to receive the mark of the Void Fae. The one no one wants. A demonic signature that will bring about the end of all supernaturals. Suddenly, Zai’s life is turned upside down, and the beings he once considered friends and family turn on him, demanding his death for the greater good of the supernaturals. Except, there is no kinder soul than his; he would never do what the Void Fae is prophesied to do.
Hunted by the High Fae, the Platinum Dragons who govern all mystical races, and the Angels who swore to protect all magical borders, Zai will have no choice but to escape, unravel the prophecy, and figure out how to save the world from himself… or save himself from the world. Amazon KU
Alpha wolf shifter Nolan is determined to get to the bottom of his brother’s death. His investigation leads him to an elusive coven of white magic users in Moon River. To a gorgeous warlock named Jason. Nolan and Jason don’t mesh. Nolan’s just been released from prison. Jason’s prim and proper as they come. Jason has no business with someone like Nolan, but Nolan finds himself drawn to the generous and selfless warlock. Jason’s a warlock who’s sick of being second best at everything, including love. Fate must have an ill sense of humour when a badly injured werewolf Alpha appears at his doorstep. When Jason nearly kills himself to save his wolf, he realises he’s in for a world of trouble. Nolan’s spent the last five years in a steel cage. Freedom calls to him. Jason doesn’t want to force Nolan to put down roots. He also can’t bring himself to get too close, because Nolan might end up hurting him for real. Amazon KU
When a troublemaking witch falls dead at GiGi’s coven meeting, there are plenty of suspects to question. Good thing Shayla was there to see the entire thing unfold. With Detective Grant Wolfe already working another case, it’s up to Sheriff Stone and Shayla to solve this murder. Between tracking down suspects for their alibis and zeroing in on clues…Shayla must also help her cousin, Serena, plan a wedding! Oh, and help Zoie get ready for a back-to-school dance. What’s a busy witch to do but roll wth the punches. Good thing Needles is there to keep her on track. With time running out, and the killer still on the loose, will Shayla and Sheriff Stone nab their villian? Or will the mystery go unsolved? Amazon KU
The Supernatural Summit is about to start at the DeVane Hotel in London. Vampires and werewolves, ghouls and gremlins, and pixies and druids have all come together to find better ways to get along with the human community and address the strict laws which govern their existence. It’s a real opportunity to change the world for the better and I’m proud to be a part of it. But there are protestors camped outside the hotel and dangerous rumours circling about one of the delegates. When a dead body is discovered, I know it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose. I have to find the murderer. And I have to find them quickly. Amazon KU
Do you know what’s stronger than a wolf shifter? A shapeshifter. A shapeshifter is stronger than a wolf shifter. When I discover a shapeshifting serial killer is targeting human women in my city, I have to go after him. Even though he’s more powerful than me. Even though he says we’re exactly the same. Even though there’s a connection between us. He believes he’s only taking out the trash, that the women he slaughters deserve their punishment. Too bad for him no one else agrees. They want him stopped. And too bad for us that stopping him is nearly impossible. The council sends me after him and tells me to bring him to them alive. They don’t have to give me orders when it comes to the shapeshifter, because as long as he’s free, he’s going to be a danger …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: From NOV 18
Aidan has always landed on Santa’s nice list, thank you very much. But that doesn’t mean he’s cut out to be a North Pole elf; instead of worrying about the dwindling magic of Christmas, he’d much rather be back in Tir na Nog, calculating where the next end of the rainbow is going to land. Instead he’s freezing his butt off in Santa’s sleigh. His situation seems grim despite all the decking the halls, until on Christmas Eve, during a milk and cookies run, he meets Dexter, an engineering student. They couldn’t be more different, and Dexter couldn’t be more forbidden, but Aidan is drawn to the handsome human anyway. Over the next year, their emails start out as a entertaining way to pass the time in all his interminable elf meetings, but soon, hearing from Dex becomes the very best part of his day. And when they meet up on the next Christmas Eve? Aidan and Dex discover that their infatuation is so much more than just attraction. If they believe in each other and in the love they share, together their magic might be powerful enough to save Christmas. Amazon KU
I survived a job for royal vampires with my life and identity intact. That means I can return to my normal life as a knight, right? Wrong. When a group of werewolves goes berserk in our local pub, there’s a new threat in the city and the local pack hires me to find out what it is. Unfortunately that decision draws the attention of a certain vampire prince who likes to keep tabs on the most powerful pack in the city. Just when I thought I was free of the Demon of House Duncan, we’re embarking on a road trip together to investigate. And what we discover changes everything—as well as each other. Amazon KU
VS Note: From NOV 26
Trickster gods, a famous sword, and the mother of all storms… all while looking for a werewolf on the run. Just another day at the office for vampire private eye, Samantha Moon! Amazon KU
VS Note: Re-release.
Elves running amok in Christmas Town… cannibal gingerbread men… Krampus is in for the ride of his life! Cupid: Krampus never thought his heart could be captured — until he met Cupid. Krampus Does Dallas: Riding a bull has never been more stimulating! Forging Krampus: Samhain is determined to rock Krampus’s world, but something dark is eating away at Samhain’s realm. Krampus to the Rescue: Only Krampus can make Santa say ho-ho-ho!Krampus, Bah Humbug: Krampus has to get with the holiday attitude or lose all he holds dear. Bah, Humbug! Y’all Tied Up: Clive and Aniston must escape before Krampus can feed them to the cannibal gingerbread men!
Rian MacNiall is the Alpha of the all-female MacNiall pack—a Lycan wolf shifter who carries an energy known as féarúil, or the human equivalent of butch. All Lycans—both féarúil and baineann, or femme—have been condemned to a barren, infertile existence by the decree of Luma, the Moon Mother, because of their past careless disregard for life. It’s only when Luma gifts the alpha of a worthy pack with a rare Luminara mate that their infertility curse is broken. As an unsuspecting Luminara, Fallon Conroy is shocked when she learns she not only carries the Fae magick Rian MacNiall’s pack needs in order to break the curse causing their infertile existence, her magick will also allow the féarúil shifters in the pack to impregnate their baineann mates. And Fallon is Rian’s long awaited mate. But only the final permanent bonding ceremony on the night of the full moon will forever keep Fallon safe from those who would do her harm. When a rival pack sets their sights on Fallon, with help from a MacNiall pack traitor who wants Rian for herself, Rian MacNiall and her pack must fight tooth and nail to keep their beloved Luminara out of treachery’s way. Can Fallon, Rian, and the MacNiall pack defeat deception and betrayal before Fallon is taken from Rian and her pack forever? Amazon KU
When I left my sheltered haven, I never thought I’d end up at a gothic cathedral, training with immortals of all kinds to prepare for an epically dangerous journey. We need to go to hell and find the most powerful slayer of all time, who just happens to be the demonic brother of the half-god, half-incubus angel I’m dating. Well, I’m not sure if sharing searingly hot nights where he feeds on my pleasure and helps bring my abyssal powers to the surface counts as dating, exactly. But I don’t have much time to worry about it, with the fate of the world in my hands. Especially when an old friend returns from the past, begging to join our party. We’ll need all the help we can get if we’re going to make it through the abyssal realms and reach hell together and alive. I have to recruit three more legendary slayers to my team before attempting ascension. The final opponent may just spell doom for me, and the entire world, if I’m not careful. Amazon KU
Working over Christmas as one of Santa’s little helpers in her local mall might not be Callie’s dream job, but she doesn’t have much choice if she wants to make rent this month. And green leggings and a hat with a jingly bell aren’t exactly what she’d choose to be wearing when the hottest guy she’s ever seen turns up to fill in as Santa – he might have washboard abs instead of a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly, but right now, Callie will take anyone who can put on a red suit and a beard.
Unicorn shifter and Shifter Patrol Corps agent Declan has still hasn’t found his fated mate – and so, according to unicorn tradition, he must return home to his village and fulfil his obligations to his unicorn clan with an arranged marriage. That is, until a case of mistaken identity sees him taking on his most dangerous mission yet: donning a Santa suit, listening to requests for a bewildering array of toys, and trying not to stare at the stunningly gorgeous Christmas elf who’s standing next to him, who just happens to be his fated mate. But when things take a sudden turn and some seriously scary shifters try to kidnap Callie, Declan knows there’s only one place she’ll be safe: with him, in his hidden unicorn village. But taking Callie home to meet his family could turn out to be a deadly mistake. Amazon KU
VS Note: From NOV 8
With Camden in a magical coma, Morough will stop at nothing to see his charge more comfortable living as his true self once he awakens. When Sol’kyr, worried that Camden hates him for taking him out of the human world, suggests they recover Camden’s cat to help with the transition, Morough jumps at the chance to help, and to spend time with his friends and bodyguard. Sol’kyr has always been on the fringes of others’ happy families, never truly accepted thanks to his dark past. But he has his friendship with Morough, which gives him meaning even when he isn’t needed to protect the crown prince. It’s almost enough to keep the ever-present sadness mental trauma at bay, but not always. When three elves who have no idea how the human world works try to navigate it on their own in search of one tiny kitten, anything that can go wrong, will. But in between the laughter and misadventure, there are tears and understandings long overdue. Their quest might have begun because of Camden, but if they can succeed, there might be enough healing to share with a lonely bodyguard who never thought he’d be worthy. Part of the Adradis Rising Universe, Sol’s Redemption shows us that if a mission of seemingly minor consequence can change the world for one person, it’s worth it in the end. This book is not a romance. Sol’s romance/adventure is in a future book (Book 7). Sol’s Redemption is a side story that happens in the middle of King’s Heart, and is meant as a companion novella. While it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, it will make more sense if you read Adradis Rising book 1, King’s Heart first. Amazon KU
Jasmine has given up on ever being able to find the right man, but Gerri Wilder challenges her to take a chance. Her blind date with Austin is virtually perfect, but Jasmine remains unconvinced. She’s been lied to, cheated on, and hurt more times than she can count. Austin will have to come up with some creative ways to ensure he sees the raven-haired beauty again. He’ll romance her and prove that he’s the man of her dreams just like she’s the one for him. After all, Jasmine is the billionaire bear shifter’s mate. And an alpha bear won’t be denied. On the road to their happily ever after, they find things aren’t easy. There’s just a few little complications, including a trio of disapproving elders, a polar bear challenger, and an unhinged stalker… but Austin won’t let just any old bad bear day stop him from protecting what’s his. Amazon KU
Charlie Zann is a struggling single mother who is thrilled when Gerri Wilder approaches her with a new job opportunity. That is, until she meets her new boss and realizes he’s way too hot and way too into her. She’s made so many poor relationship choices in the past, but no more. This time she’s focused on her daughter. So she’s not going to pay attention to how gorgeous, kind, funny and sexy as hell Preston is. She’s not. She doesn’t have time to scrooge around. Preston Cole is a strong and demanding dragon shifter who has lived a long life without ever finding his mate. So when he laid eyes on Charlie, he knew she was his. He’s used to handling hostile takeovers with the companies he buys. But with Charlie comes a daughter that needs a father and a danger he’s not aware of. If he can get his beautiful, curvy, stubborn mate to let him help her, life would be much easier. But through hot cocoa and ice skating, there’s trouble brewing. Charlie’s ex is back and looking for trouble. Preston won’t let anything happen to his mate and her daughter. He wants to safeguard his girls without being overbearing. It’s a thin line between protective and controlling and he needs to be careful or he’ll lose the only family he’s ever wanted. Amazon KU
The clan council has spoken: whoever I choose to sire my offspring will rule all…I didn’t choose for these two bears to fight over me. Others made that decision for me. But now that we’re here, I have to face the truth. There is too much at stake, and I have to play my part. I know that they’re sworn enemies. Their rivalry is the stuff of legends. I know how dirty they like to play. And this game, they play to win. One is from the east side. Rough and raw, he left me with a secret a long time ago. Our history together runs deep, and the chemistry never faded. The other is from the west side. Immaculately dressed and drowning in money. A womanizer through and through, and yet he wants me. Tonight it’s happening. Tonight I have to choose. But there’s this one problem. The stakes just got upped. Can the baby growing inside of me have two daddies? Amazon KU
Savannah is on the run and spiraling out of control. Until the wolf hunting her shows her the meaning of tempted. Amazon KU
Did you know that wolf shifters could have human mates? Me neither. Not until I find out that I’m the local alpha’s mate. Perhaps it would have been the perfect eighteenth birthday present to find the supposed other half of my soul…but the guy rejected me. I’m not too bummed by it because honestly, I wasn’t into the man at all—something the insane she-wolves in town cannot get through their heads, no matter how many times I scream it. Luckily, my sister and I have devised a plan for me to prove to the supernatural community that this loser and I are not meant to be. The Winter Hunter Games. An event that brings all hunters from across the realm to compete and find their chosen mate. As the youngest hunters in our guild, no one expects us to attend. But I refuse to be caged by a mate bond I don’t want. When three sexy hunters from my past claim me at the games, saying they must protect me from my crazed wolf shifter mate, they turn my world upside down. I very much end up proving a point…just not the way I expected to. Amazon KU
A shifter, a vampire and a hunter walk into a bar…Sounds like the setup for a joke, right? Well, it’s become my everyday life. I went from sheltered pack princess to bartender at a haven for supernaturals overnight. Why not add part-fae hybrid to the list? Getting trapped in the realm of the fae with my boss and sometimes lover, Cole, was not part of the plan. Then again, I’ve lost track of what the plan even is. Falling for a hunter and a vampire certainly wasn’t part of it, either, but when the darker aspects of the fae world follow me home, I’m going to need all three of them at my side.
Just when things can’t get any more chaotic, my ex shows up wanting me to help him take the reins of my old pack from my traitorous father, but I’m not the pushover I was when I left home. He’s about to learn that the hard way. Amazon KU
Eliza – I’m a lone wolf. I’ve been on the run for years from the wolf pack I was born into, always managing to stay one step ahead. My former alpha won’t let me go unless I force him, which is exactly what I plan to do. With a little help from the James Pack. Gabe – She walked into my life, running from an obsessed alpha, and ran right into another. Me. I plan to show her she doesn’t need to run. I’m going to help her. Right after I mate her and make her mine.
There is nothing in this world more dangerous than a vampire who has lost his will to live. Except perhaps one who has lost his sanity. And for too long, I have run the risk of losing both. Until salvation stumbles its way into my club, in the form of a pair of newly minted vampires. Mercy and Deo. Alone. Terrified. Intoxicating. They call to me, their innocence shining like a beacon into the meaningless void of my existence. When Mercy’s life is threatened, the darkness inside of me is the only weapon I have to protect her. But saving her may mean sacrificing the life we’ve just begun to build. And losing myself to the madness waiting in the wings. Amazon KU
A traitor, a love taken, a family destroyed all for power. A masquerade hiding evil has been in place too long. It’s time to reveal who is under the mask. The human residents of Moonshine Hollow have learned about the presence of real, finger-wiggling, magic-casting witches. It’s now up to them to decide if the witches stay to defeat the evil or if the witch trials come to Moonshine Hollow. After all, killing the witches would have the evil magic moving on from their small town.Meanwhile, The Six, comprised of Zoey, Slade, Jane, Galen, Polly, and Samuel, must unmask their pasts to find the answer of who is behind the dark magic. It’s not just the lives of The Six on the line—it’s the lives of their friends, their families, and their neighbors. Can The Six come together, uncover evil, and defeat it before the black magic consumes them all?
Heat up your holidays with eight sexy wolf shifter romances! This novella anthology brings you brand new, never-before-seen stories of strong males brought to the brink by fierce females. Join New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning paranormal romance authors Asa Maria Bradley, Carrie Ann Ryan, Cecy Robson, Kait Ballenger, Kate SeRine, L.E. Wilson, Maria Vale, Terry Spear for hunts across moonlit snow with wolf shifters who bare their bodies, their hearts–and their teeth.
There is no escaping the Reapers. We are elite assassins, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. But when Death says it’s our time to live, we are more than happy to obey. We have suffered betrayal, heartbreak, chaos, and even death. Despite another foe lurking around the corner, most of us have found happiness and love. While some still search, there is contentment—a sense of peace and purpose. And with the holidays upon us, it is time to celebrate the family we have made. The one we chose. The season is for revelry, and we intend to take advantage. Whatever may come next will still be there after the last present is unwrapped. And we will face it. Together.
VS: THe next book on my backlist tour is STAR CRUISE MAROONED, which was one of my biggest sellers ever. It’s the first book in the STAR CRUISE series, in terms of the timeline and is where we meet Meg and Red, before they were a couple and before they were on the Nebula Zephyr.
The blurb: Meg Antille works long hours on the interstellar cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.
Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.
But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.
Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?
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