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).
Park Ranger Annie fled to the remote wilderness of Arizona to escape her abusive ex. But when she investigates “meteorites” that crash in her area, she comes face-to-face with three battered aliens and their damaged machines that look vaguely like motorcycles, bringing a whole other danger to her world. A decade ago, Crown Prince Garlin betrayed his father in order to free ten of his countrymen who had been sold into slavery. Now branded an outlaw and hunted by those he could have ruled, Garlin and his crew of Space Knights ride the shipping lanes—vigilant heroes to some, outlaws to others. Fleeing those sent to eliminate him and end his fight, Garlin finds himself on Earth with a beautiful human woman willing to help them…who also stirs things deep inside him. Soon, Annie’s attempts to guard their secret and bring them the supplies they need for repairs turns into a sizzling affair. But the search party is closing in on the crash site, and Garlin and his men must leave and rejoin the others. Will Annie give up her life on Earth for a new love, or will they be separated by different worlds and endless stars forever? Amazon KU
My body has been broken, but my soul has made a connection with my alien partner that I’d never imagined possible. He’s not just my partner, not anymore. There’s a word, circling at the edges of his mind. Mate. But he refuses to let me in. It all comes down to this. Can I expose the secrets of the game, find my sister, and rescue everyone? Or will we lose everything? Amazon KU
I didn’t want to compete in the Alien Bride Games. But I would do anything to save my sister.
Hannah’s just a kid. Yeah, sure, she’s 21, old enough for her name to be drawn in The Alien Bride Lottery. But she’s got her whole life in front of her. I, on the other hand, have nothing left to live for. Not since my fiancé died in the car wreck that changed my life forever—almost a year ago, on the morning of our wedding day. So when Hannah is chosen in the Lottery, I volunteer to take her place.
Then I find out I’ve been matched to the biggest alpha-hole I’ve ever met. I saw how he acted during last year’s Bride Games. I want nothing to do with him—but Vos Klavoii, the games director, is determined to see me married off to him. aybe there is a fate worse than death. Then again, maybe this is his shot at redemption. And maybe it’s my chance to truly live again. Amazon KU
I escaped the Vraxen breeding center unharmed. Now I’m lost in the Wastelands and running from an alien who claims I’m his mate. I hate rude awakenings, particularly when those waking me are massive blue aliens with rippling muscles, horns, and tails. Aliens who brought me to a breeding center. On another planet. I don’t appreciate them abducting me, and they don’t appreciate my lack of cooperation. The human women I’m with think I’m unhinged because I run my mouth around the guards. Keep my head down and hope for the best? Screw that; I’m going down fighting. When we escape to the Wastelands, another group of aliens find us, and I have a bigger fight on my hands. Zarex. This alien is larger than the others, with black stripes and horns sharpened to points. He’s impressed by my tattoos and warrior spirit—and Zarex has decided I belong to him. Nope. I’ve escaped once; nobody will take me again. Running from him and the other women who escaped the center wasn’t the best move. Now I’m stuck alone in an alien wilderness with a sharp metal piece from our crashed spaceship for a weapon and basic survival skills. I need to outrun Zarex before the creatures I hear at night find me first. But if I manage to escape the Wastelands, where the hell do I go? And if he finds me first, what will Zarex do to the human female he’s claimed as his? Amazon KU
You know what’s worse than being abducted by aliens, poked and prodded, then dumped on a weird planet with nothing but a bag of food pellets and my backpack? Having to go through all this with Ethan. He’s the walking stereotype of a rich, privileged dude-bro, and it was the worst day of my life when the aliens grabbed him along with me. I need to learn how to survive, to find food and shelter and not get eaten by the monsters that roam this place. I need to figure out where I am, and why these aliens keep showing up to gawk and throw canned tuna at me. And I need a cup of coffee. I seriously need a cup of coffee. Most of all, I need to not kill Ethan, because although he’s a jerk, at least he’s a human jerk. Besides, I might need to trade him for a spaceship ride home. Amazon KU
Klaw has lived in the treetops with his clan his whole life. While out hunting he sees a ship land—a first for Klaw, and he watches in fascination from the treetops as another species drags a strange female from their ship. They tie her to a post, offering her as bait to the deadly creatures that roam the lands below. Klaw only ever sets foot on the deadly grounds below to hunt, but a pull deep in his core urges him to help the female. He has just seconds to make his mind up to save her before she dies. Collette is studying for her PhD in languages and can’t believe her luck when she’s abducted by aliens on her way home from college. She’s tied to a post and screaming her lungs out while two creatures battle to see which one will eat her alive first. But just as she thought she was alien dino-dinner, a flash of pink takes down the creatures. Now, she’s flying through the treetops astride a humongous, weird alien-monkey creature with a hunk of an alien holding her a little too firmly for her liking. Pink has always been her safe colour, but something tells her this fluffy pink covered alien wants more than just a cuddle as payment for saving her. With a fear of heights, will Collette even be able to fight the alien off? Amazon KU
Brittany – All my dreams and wants were stolen from me in the blink of an eye. Awakening in the middle of a nightmare, I realize I’m being sold like an animal to be studied and dissected in the name of science. Tragedy strikes, leaving me abandoned and sick. I am only moments from taking my last breath, when strong arms pull me from the darkness. I thought it was a blessing that he found me, the green man who had haunted my dreams. I let myself believe, for just one moment, I might find a small piece of happiness in this unknown world. But what is the old saying? ‘Don’t count your chickens until they hatch!’ A blood sucking parasite is eating me alive, literally, and no matter what, I’m not going to survive this horror story. My body is failing me. I beg him to let me go; I just want the pain to stop, but he won’t listen. He holds me down and I struggle weakly against his immense strength, choking as blood fills my lungs, when I can’t fight any more, Death opens its arms and invites me in. XuL -My harsh, brutal features have deterred all females, no matter the species. I long for companionship and love. Then I find her, my Kismet, the only one made just for me. The one precious thing I would worship above all others. But …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
We think we understand the laws of physics. We think reality is an immutable monolith, consistent from one end of the universe to the next. We think the square/cube law has actual relevance. We think a lot of things. It was perhaps inevitable that some of them would turn out to be wrong.
When the great incursion occurred, no one was prepared. How could they have been? Of all the things physicists had predicted, “the fabric of reality might rip open and giant monsters could come pouring through” had not made the list. But somehow, on a fine morning in May, that was precisely what happened. For sisters Susan and Katharine Black, the day of the incursion was the day they lost everything. Their home, their parents, their sense of normalcy…and each other, because when the rift opened, Susan was on one side and Katharine was on the other, and each sister was stranded in a separate form of reality. For Susan, it was science and study and the struggle to solve the mystery of the altered physics inside the zones transformed by the incursion. For Katharine, it was monsters and mayhem and the fight to stay alive in a world unlike the world of her birth. The world has changed. The laws of physics have changed. The girls have changed. And the one universal truth of all states of changed matter is that nothing can be completely restored to what it was originally, no matter how much you might wish it could be. Nothing goes back.
Only one woman can free him from his affliction. She can help him remember. Unraveling their past could destroy their future. But the mate-bond just might be the only reason why they haven’t given up hope yet. Love will set them free. Amazon KU
Thanos is a scary monster. A huge Orc. And I’m his treat. His fame is well known. He lives for war. Women. And ale. His clan has conquered the humans in my bunker. He has chosen me to attend to him. In this shattered world, women are commodities to be used, bartered with, and fought over.
Just like grains or meat. I am his property. But he doesn’t know that I’m from the human resistance and I have a secret mission. It is to assassinate this savage Orc. I’m going to do it for my father, who died by their hand. For the women who have been treated as playthings. For the human race as a whole. I can do this. I can kill him. No matter how well he treats me, I must kill him. Even if he shows me kindness and love. I must carry out my mission! But then, why do I lay on Thanos and not feel hate for this Orc? Why do I instead only feel love? Amazon KU
It’s the holiday season! A time for friends, family, traditions, ugly sweater parties, and white elephant games. Evelyn is ready. Donning a Rudolph sweater, complete with pom poms and a jingle bell, she’s off to the party. That was her last memory of the year 2021. Upon waking, she discovers nearly 2,000 years have passed. Her kidnappers are gone, as is her home, her life, and family. All her plans for the future have been stolen. Struggling to cope in a new century, she leans on the only person she feels a connection to—an android, who seems just as drawn to her as she is to him. Healing from loss, Evelyn finds solace in the last place she expected to find it. Will Gaius’s embrace bring warmth to this ANDROID BLUE CHRISTMAS? Amazon KU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
That isn’t Santa Claus standing in my kitchen. He isn’t even human. I can’t comprehend the green scales, and pointed ears, let alone the throbbing mass between his legs. He is not of this world. But he is here, stealing my cookies, throwing me against the wall, and parting me open. Our sinful noises and visions of our destiny connect us. I never want it to stop. And then he is gone. I have been waiting five years for him. My heart and mind can’t take it anymore. But something is lurking in the darkness. Invisible eyes watching my pleasure reach new limits, and thoughts not of my own are plaguing my mind. They are claiming I am his and only his. A fated mate destined to be with him until the end of time. Maybe this Christmas, I can finally get what I want. Amazon KU
After Jared’s parents pass away, things suddenly become tight. Jared finds himself in desperate need of cash if he wants to save the land he has grown up on from the bank, the government, and anyone who he owes debts to. However, he too is struggling with his own grief after losing his parents, and he can’t seem to find the energy to get things moving. Things seem to be going down the toilet, and it isn’t getting better. Then a meteor lands smack in the middle of his hard worked land. Jared rushes out to see what it is. And what he finds changes his life forever. As an alien crawls from the star that fell from the sky, Jared is left with a million questions: What is this? Who is this? Why is he here, and why is Jared so attracted to him? Amazon KU
My fated mate thinks I’m a manservant. Emphasis on the word “man”. Lord Avin is a Kiphian who can’t keep a servant because of his demanding nature. But if I can get the job, the money I make can prevent starvation this winter. The job is for men only but I only need a month at it to make enough. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. First off, just cutting your hair, putting cardboard under your shirt, and rolling up a hand towel and putting it in your pants to dress like a man is harder than I thought. But more importantly, Lord Avin is freakin’ gorgeous. How am I going to dress him every day without giving in and touching his….you know? Thankfully he doesn’t know I’m a woman. I can tell he’s attracted to me. I see it whenever I dress him – you know when I’m buckling his pants? But he’s confused because his eyes see a man while his heart senses his fate mate. At some point I’ve got to fess up. Guess it’s time to “man up” and show him I’m a woman. Amazon KU
VS Note: I enjoyed this one because I liked the two main characters. (Some of the plot was…ummm..not exactly believable but the H/h carried me along with them.) It ends on a HFN note but I have a feeling the next books in the series will be bringing them big problems to solve. It almost felt like a cliffhanger but it wasn’t specifically. I’ll definitely be reading book two whenever it comes out. Dystopian romance.
When the world ends, where will you be? It was a question Cora never thought she would have to answer. Thankfully, her uncle has been preparing for a moment like this for years. His bunker is loaded with gear and goods, and it’s secure and well-protected. …the problem is — she’s not the only one who knows about it, and the others will do anything to gain access. Amazon KU
Commander Jax Trest is struggling with a secret pain he finds difficult to share with his friends. When his spaceship, the Padua, docks for repairs at StarStation 86, Trest is ordered to take time off and seek counselling. From his first encounter with Commander Zoagashta, Trest finds himself entranced by the empathic Asyran, and new possibilities for emotional connection open to him. But when a stalker hints Trest is the target of a Siwu pirate attack that endangers the station, Trest must find the strength to survive a harrowing kidnapping. Trapped in a deadly scenario where he can’t trust his own thoughts, will Trest learn to reach out to the person who offers him acceptance… or will he lose himself to the darkness of an enraged ship’s heart? Sanctity features asexual awakenings, discovery of one’s true self, sweet courtships, and grumpy/sunshine first loves, along with heart-pounding moments of courageous heroes and villainous pirates. This book is not a standalone and is best read after Entity.
VS Note: Described to me as “queer scifi.” Stories sounded good. Not romance but a release of note.
In this upbeat, positive collection of SFF short stories from Merc Fenn Wolfmoor, author of So You Want to Be A Robot, you’ll find hope, humor, friendship—and of course, robots. Have you heard the one about… …a neural network who wants humans to drink more water…? …a person stranded on Mars with only an obsolete robotic toy…? …a cyborg caught in a time loop with a frightened ship…? …a self-aware mech who doesn’t want to be a weapon anymore… ?…an AI sent into the deepest part of the ocean where it finds a god…? You’ll also meet entrepreneurial barbarians, an astronaut making first contact, a boy who might have (accidentally) started Armageddon, magical birds, a bot who wants to tell jokes, and more. Whether you’re a robot or not, come make some new friends.
When she embarks on a rescue mission in an abandoned lab, the last thing Kate Lewis expects is for a long dead Xian Warrior to rise from his ashes. Then he claims she’s his soulmate. Although she doesn’t doubt his sincerity, Kate cannot help but question the truth of his words. The mysterious and tortured man awakens an irresistible passion in her, but as the team’s Chief Medical Officer, she must keep her wits about her and remain professional. Who even knows what he is now? Xenon has risen from the endless nightmare of having a fractured soul. Now he realizes that six years have gone by and that the world has moved on without him. Worse still, he barely recognizes the man in the mirror, the experiments having desecrated his body with countless traits of the hated Kryptids. Kate’s fierceness and tender support keep him from giving in to madness. She doesn’t see him as a monster, but a man. Surrounded by danger, abominations, and traitors, the team must contend with the betrayal of former allies. Did Xenon return only to lose the one female who gave him a reason to live? Amazon KU
Finding the right romantic partner is always a challenge—especially when your first spouse turns out to be a greedy, business-obsessed hardass who winds up on her CEO office floor with a bullet through her brain. After the murder of her first wife, Elaine is ready for a vacation and a solid relationship with a woman who only has time for her. Thanks to some found alien technology, Elaine can get what she wants… sort of. Okay, so a computer-generated tangible holographic image of a twentieth-century film star is about as far from “solid” as it gets. But as her themed pleasure cruise on a passenger starliner progresses and an additional plot to murder Elaine reveals itself, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to her fantasy companion. Ricky might be the result of exceptional programming, but she proves to be more than the sum of her particles. She shows Elaine more affection, and eventually more protection, than any so-called “real” woman in her life ever has, leaving Elaine to wonder—are Ricky’s feelings for her truly artificial? Or is this REEL TO REAL LOVE?
Some women aren’t meant to be tamed…Some men would rather love a wild woman…Trina’s been in love before and is done with all that nonsense. After a lifetime of not being able to count on anybody but herself, she’s happy with the life she’s created, thank you very much. She’ll love her fabrics, and dote on her grandchildren, but leave the romance to the young and foolish. Enter Captain Maikedon Cretus. He’s smart, sexy, and interested in more than Trina’s body… and very interested in that, too. Careful and patient, he’s laying siege to her heart until the walls she’s built start to crumble. He’s willing to wait as long as he has to in order to win his lady’s love, and it’s not looking like it’s going to be as long as she thought…Until the alien dress Trina is altering for the wedding of the century turns up questions and a story of betrayal. Can they work together to solve the mystery and lay to rest an Emperor’s dark past, or will the tangled web of woven lies and truth tear them apart? Amazon KU
The day after telekinetic supervillain (and billionaire philanthropist), Stetson Nadenheimer dies, he wakes up on the autopsy table and falls in lust with the man hired to cut his cold, dead corpse open. The problem is that the forensic pathologist is Doctor Julian Dandridge, the part-time superhero, Scatter. It’s probably a bad idea for a supervillain to get into bed with a superhero. Probably. Not that it stops him, but trying to start a relationship with a reluctant hero without getting caught turns out to be easier said than done. Between midnight meetings over games of checkers and kinky secrets, Stetson and Julian begin a tremulous romance. Unfortunately for them, there’s an actual villain watching from the shadows, waiting for Stetson to stumble.
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Eager fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s hard-to-find short stories. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection that includes stories from long out-of-print works and stories that appeared in several Horror Writers of America short story anthologies. In this collection, Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to witches to demons, and everything in between as she explores the darkest parts of human nature. Dangerous and exciting, each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon’s rich and imaginative mind and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming!
His responsibility is to his pack, his people—the territory of New Orleans. When the world devolved into chaos and fire, Alpha wolf King kept his territory from collapsing. Now, every day it seems there’s a new challenge—rogue witches, treacherous vampires, evil dragons. But his biggest threat is Aurora. Unique, magical, a female who sees him, the male, and not simply the Alpha in charge. But she’s thrown up so many walls that he’s afraid he’ll never be able to break through to the woman behind them. When the most dangerous threat they’ve ever faced ravages the city he’ll need her at his side—to defeat it, and then claim the woman who already owns him, body and soul. But she makes him want more. After being held captive for a year, Aurora has embraced her freedom. For the first time in her life she’s living away from her older sister in a new territory. A new world. She’s made friends and is helping New Orleans get back on its feet. But she’s far from the woman she used to be. Even so, she can’t fight her ever present and growing attraction to King. Except she’s afraid she’s broken, that she’ll never be able to have a normal relationship again—that she can’t handle being an Alpha’s mate. When an evil linked to his past threatens to tear them apart and destroy the city, she must set her fears aside and find the courage to follow her heart—and the wolf who’s already won it.
Midlife dating is all fun and games until someone falls into the flambé and catches on fire…and your best friend’s ex-husband is accused of murder. When my BFF Gilly Martin requests my help in narrowing down her dance card from two great guys to one, I reluctantly agree to employ my psychic nose for the good of my bestie’s future. But who knew dating could be deadly? After Gilly’s ex-husband is arrested for murder, I am more than okay with my Detective Hottie boyfriend locking the meathead up and throwing away the key. However, being a jerk doesn’t make someone a killer, and the case smells fishy from the get-go. So, I’m putting my personal feelings aside and using my smell-o-vision to investigate.
Gray wolf Becky Woolworth’s busy job as an heiress’s personal assistant leaves her with little time to date, but she can’t say no to her boss’s set-up without fear of losing her job. Becky just hopes her human employer isn’t getting into the business of matchmaking…Retired Navy SEAL Max Browning is a private investigator and a member of the Green Valley wolf pack. His mission? To go on a blind date. His pack leader insists. He never thought his connection with the fascinating she-wolf would be so strong, or that she’d be pulled into his investigation. But the heiress knows more than she should about the danger on the horizon, and Max and Becky will need to work quickly to save the wolf pack.
A monster-hunting assassin teams up with a reluctant werewolf to take down the organization that employed her—assuming they don’t kill her first. Midnight is the poster child of The Organization.Or she would be if anyone outside The Organization knew about it.Ten years ago, The Organization plucked Ilsa Deverell out of the latest in a series of terrible foster homes, trained her up to become the perfect monster assassin, and gave her a code name. Ever since then, they’ve had Midnight’s complete loyalty.Until now. Faced with an assignment she can’t bring herself to complete, Midnight begins to question The Organization’s goals and motives—and her own role in fulfilling them. But no one leaves The Organization. Especially not their best monster-hunting assassin. In order to go up against the very people who trained her, she must reach out to the monsters she’s spent years hunting. Eventually, she will have to face the monster she’s become. Assuming she survives the assassins her former employer sends after her.For now, she’s in a race to uncover the one magical item that can take down The Organization—and she’s running out of time. Amazon KU
A woman fighting to survive. Three fae males on a mission. Can love save their worlds from destruction? Or will hatred ensure their deaths? Eve lives an indentured life, controlled by her keeper, forced to fight for others’ gains. She thrives on combat because it’s all she knows … because she can win and to lose means her body is the victor’s prize. Drax, Priest and Fie are fae mercenaries on a mission to save their kind. When an unclear vision leads them to a mysterious woman who can hold her own in a fight with a man three times her size, they know they’ve found the one they’ve been searching for … and she’s nothing like they expected. This starved, unkempt, half-breed female is an enemy. The men will do whatever’s necessary to ensure her cooperation and, if she gives them any trouble, they’ll make her wish she had died in the fighting rings. She WILL help them succeed in their mission…Or she’ll die trying. Amazon KU
A bunny bit me on the finger and everything went sideways after that. That’s just the beginning of my insane life. The Fascinators, the local ladies’ club, suddenly are incredibly interested in having me join their next Bunco night, which is a thinly veiled excuse to drink and gossip. I’ve been dying to get into that group for years; why now? I’m over forty, my daughter is grown, and all I do is temp work. What’s so special about me? After I shift into a dragon, things become clearer. They’re not a Bunco group. The Fascinators are a pack of shifters. Yes, shifters. Like werewolves, except in this case, it’s weresquirrels and a wereskunk, among others. And my daughter? She wants to move home, suddenly and suspiciously. As excited as I am to have her home, why? She loves being on her own. It’s got something to do with a rough pack of predators, shifters who want to watch the world burn. I hope she’s not mixed up with the wrong crowd. There’s also a mysterious mountain man hanging around out of the blue. Where was he before the strange bunny bite? Nowhere near me, that’s for sure. Life is anything but boring. At this point, I’m just hoping that I’ll survive it all with my tail—literally—intact. Amazon KU
What once was lost…Maggie told me to leave, and I did. But that doesn’t mean I’ll let her keep me at a distance forever. If I have to make another deal with the Novians to get her back, then so be it. I’ll not be rejected by the one person who truly knows my heart. She may hate me now, but I’ll make her understand. Jacel did something stupid, again. Now I’m shitting bricks out in the wilderness, surrounded by monsters who want to drink me dry. But having his protection out here could be a good thing…Can I find my mother and sister? Is it possible they survived the attack, after all this time? Maybe not, but my heart won’t let me rest until I find out the truth. Besides, Jacel has a lot to make up for… and he’ll be doing so in more ways than one. Now is found. Amazon KU
Four demons for Christmas? It pays to be naughty. Being the Queen of Hell has its perks… Like having four sexy demon lovers at your beck and call, and the power of the underworld at your fingertips. It has its downsides too, like everyone trying to kill you for your throne. And that includes Krampus. But when the winter demon steals someone close to me, my family and Christmas are thrown into the fire. Looks like it’s time to rain Hell on this Hallmark holiday. There’s a snowball’s chance in Hell I’ll let anyone take what’s mine. Amazon KU
Everyone fears the God of the Underworld. Hades is a name only spoken of in scared and hushed whispers. My mother told me not to wander far from home, but I did not heed her warning. When one of the Olympians decides to pursue me, I’m forced to hide and take shelter in Hades’ Temple. I never expected him to come to my aid, much less to Claim me. The Lord of Shadows is far from what I expected, and I find myself drawn to him in ways that I do not fully understand. Despite what I feel, I hesitate to trust him. Hades carries a dark secret, and I am determined to find out what it is. Now I find myself wondering, what does it mean to be Claimed by the Lord of the Underworld? Amazon KU
CAN YOU SKIP THE STORYBOOK BEGINNING…Novelist Juniper Blossom has romance down to a science in her bestselling books. But she’s not about to settle for just any man—a happy ending looks different for everyone, and she needs to find the guy whose idea of forever matches her own. Try telling that to her adorable, meddling grandmothers, though. If she doesn’t find a man soon, they’re going to find one for her. Which is why Juniper has prepared for a trip home to Ever After by fibbing that her sexy, smart, sweet best friend Tomas is her fiancé! He doesn’t believe in love at all, but that doesn’t matter if they’re just pretending…ON THE WAY TO THE HAPPY ENDING? Divorce attorney Tomas Rivera is as proud of Juniper’s authorial success as she is, but that doesn’t mean he buys into her books’ premise. His career is proof enough that true love is the real fairy tale—and everyone knows fairy tales aren’t real. But he can never say no to gorgeous Juniper, and an “engagement” might move him one legal brief closer to partner at his old-fashioned firm. Yet playing the part suddenly starts to mean feeling it, especially when a kiss just for show turns up the heat between them. Is happily ever after possible for two people who aren’t on the same page when it comes to love?
6 years. I stopped fighting the darkness inside me and embraced it. Loss has kept me separate from the world, but it has also given me purpose: killing. I’m not who I was. That woman died along with the three people that saved my soul and changed my existence for the better. They taught me to trust myself—to become my darkness. The hukihuki, dark miasmic energy, whispers its secrets to me. It leads me to the worst of the worst. They can hide from everyone else, but they can’t hide from me. I’m one with the night, but I’ve picked up a couple of shadows on my trail. Henri Luca Serra has built a career on my exploits and those who think they’re as dangerous as me. One of the few joys left to me is messing with Interpol’s famous Chief Consulting Director of the Apex Supernaturals Division. Probably why Luca loathes my existence. Rek, whoever he is, has become my personal stalker. Everywhere I go he eventually shows up. One kiss and he was hooked. Too bad for him I’m not interested. I live to punish. To take out the untouchable or unseen evils that taint the world. What else could I live for when the only man I’ve ever loved is dead and I can’t join him?(This is a high steam, slow build why choose/poly/reverse harem involving a woman constantly teetering on the edge of insanity.) **Reader Heads Up: graphic sex, blood/gore, and mental health issues for the female lead. She deals with her situation and PTSD in her own way** Amazon KU
Holly the elf doesn’t normally enjoy the Christmas season, but all that changes when her flatmates insist on exchanging Secret Santa gifts. On her quest to find the perfect present, Holly meets a fellow elf who is determined to make sure she has some fun, no matter what it takes. As sparks start to fly between them, Holly finds herself looking forward to spending more time with Chris, even if it means celebrating the Holidays.
Helena has known the man she’s going to marry for as long as she can remember, and can’t wait to leave for the wedding. There’s only one problem. On the way to finally being with him, her prophecy is supposed to come true, trapping her in the life of a goose girl before she can become Wilhelm’s wife. Can she escape her fate? Feathers Of Fate is an academy retelling of The Goose Girl and part of the Once Upon An Academy series, set at Grimm Academy
These Rebels Without a Claus are aiming for the naughty list this year in a collection of holiday inspired, reverse harem stories…(story details on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
The realms are out of control. I’m the new girl, but it’s my job to fix reality—and fast. I don’t even know what it means to be the Guardian of Magic, but my coworker—a grumpy old woman who calls herself Gran, and who thinks I’m a mistake—has already shown up on the doorstep of my brand-new castle. The Guardian of Planes is missing and it’s our job to find him. Preferably fast. It definitely doesn’t have anything to do with my decision to spare the demigod of chaos from going back to an eternal prison. Unless it does. Oops. The gods are still silent, and the only ones I could pray to are the exact ones that nobody wants showing up again. It’s up to me and my mates to keep Aviare from splitting apart at the seams… forever. Amazon KU
There is a cornucopia of cursed objects from one of the most dangerous cults ever headed my way and I’ve never been more excited. My twin sister, Ripley, says when your hot wolfy archaeologist exboyfriend, who likes to cosplay as Indiana Jones in the most non ironic way, shows up again, you do not add to cart. But he’s been doing digs in Norway and Ireland at the ruins of the site where one of the most dangerous cults ever met their end. He’s bringing me toys. Lots of nice, cursed toys. One of these items is the most curious puzzle box. There are layers of curses to unravel to get to what’s inside. Maybe I’m stupid, but I’m dying to know what was so important to the Cult of the Aether Sisters that they stuck it in this box behind this much protection and buried it under ground. Everyone is warning me not to. I should have listened. Amazon KU
Five years ago, Kellam left to study magic at the big city university. He promised he’d write every day. He never did. But Farryn isn’t about to sit around crying her eyes out over the stupid boy who was once her best friend. She’s got burgeoning magic of her own, and she’s eager to learn how to use it. Surely a witch like Mother Ulla will be the perfect teacher, right? Wrong. Mother Ulla is delighted to have an apprentice around to scrub floors, weed the garden, make meals, and wash her many strange witchly implements. But this apprenticeship is not what Farryn had in mind. Frustrated, she begins to dabble in magic on her own . . . and accidentally attracts the attention of something living deep in Whispering Wood. Something ancient. And dangerous. Now it — he — is coming for Farryn.
Will this young witch-in-training be clever enough to save herself from the terrible being she’s brought to her doorstep? Or will she need the help of the boy she has definitely not been pining for these last five years? Amazon KU
Craft Donuts is finally a reality for Kinsley. Laney is three, and she’s beginning magical preschool just in time for the donut shop’s grand opening. Hekate is happy to have grandma and grandpa all to herself for a few hours a day. Kinsley’s excitement over her restaurant is cut short when a body is found in the bathroom during the grand opening celebration. Of course, she’s not an official suspect, but when did that ever stop the small-town gossip train? Her new business is about to be deep-fried before it even opens. Amazon KU
As Cole plunges into war against the rebellion in the Gloaming, his enemies aren’t the only things to fear on the battlefield. The Shadow Realms hold more monstrous secrets than Cole or Lexi ever knew, and some of them are about to break free. When allies become enemies and betrayals unfold, Lexi and Cole will learn who they can trust and who wants them dead. And through it all a new threat will rise… from someone they trust. Return to the Shadow Realms. A world where vampires feast, lycans love deeply, dark fae seduce, witches cast their spells, dragons rule the skies… and treachery lurks around every corner.
The period of mourning for the great alphas, Vasile and Alina, is over. But some refuse to move on. The high fae, Perizada, vows never to experience the loss of her friends–her family–again. She knows the only way to do this is to take on the Order of the Burning Claw herself. But her mate would never allow it. So, she does the only thing she can, severing all ties with her allies. Peri’s decision could destroy her enemies, the Order, but it could also destroy everything she holds dear. The end of mourning also marks the beginning of challenges to the new alpha of alphas, Fane Lupei. Rogue wolves who desire to rule in his stead attempt to stake their claims. Though Fane abides by pack law when facing his opponents, others aren’t so honorable. Fane soon realizes the threats he faces aren’t just against him, but against his entire pack. Skender and the fae, Tenia, fight against the mate bond drawing them closer. They both know they cannot be together, but the bond is more powerful than either expected. Meanwhile, Skender has promised to keep Tenia’s son, Torion, safe–a promise he’s willing to die to keep. Skender soon finds out that there’s more to the boy than meets the eye, and Skender’s ability to keep the boy safe could be the key to saving them all.
Sarah only went to Oreburn University of Incantations so her parents would stop asking her when she’d settle down. However, after a strange plague decimates her hometown, Sarah finds herself fleeing with the undead chasing her. As she escapes, she meets Brighid, a half orc noble, and together, they must reach Oreburn before the undead can overrun the city. Sarah discovers a decay sorcerer created the original curse, and only a wizard powerful enough to destroy him can end the plague. But now they have to find that wizard.
VS Note: From DEC 4.
When cool-headed scientist and inept witch Tabitha Lennox inherits her mother’s
mysterious amulet, she doesn’t expect to be hurled seven centuries into the past–directly
into the path of a surly but gorgeous knight on a quest for vengeance. Sir Colin of Ravenshaw finds himself beguiled by this strange woman who smells like baby shampoo and introduces him to the culinary delights of the Big Mac. Although he is honor-bound to burn her at the stake, Colin soon discovers it is his own heart that is aflame for this enchanting woman he must not love, but cannot live without.
Irene is trying to learn the truth about Alberich-and the possibility that he’s her father. But when the Library orders her to kill him, and then Alberich himself offers to sign a truce, she has to discover why he originally betrayed the Library. With her allies endangered and her strongest loyalties under threat, she’ll have to trace his past across multiple worlds and into the depths of mythology and folklore, to find the truth at the heart of the Library, and why the Library was first created.
Once upon a time, there was a man with a purpose. Every morning, he woke up knowing who he was and what he needed to do. And then the shadows came… Alec Snow used to have dreams, a direction. Now he drifts through life, haunted by the last case from his cop days—a case that broke him. Yes, running his bookstore gives him a purpose, but it’s not enough. There’s something missing. A void that needs to be filled with, yeah, something. There are just so many somethings. Tristan Fox has a purpose. To be a slave to his wicked master, to kill, to spy, to be nothing but a tool for a bad man. But he wants more, wants a life outside of his rotten existence. That one night… That one night both men soothed their sorrow together as strangers in the woods. They’ve never forgotten that special moment, and now their worlds are about to collide once again. But when a prophecy points the spotlight on Alec, things take a fatal turn. Can there be hope in death, and love from the ashes of betrayal? Amazon KU
VS Note: As far as I can tell these short stories are not re-releases.
What’s better than a magical Christmas mystery? Four, of course! This collection contains four witchy holiday mysteries sure to keep you guessing and make your heart grow three sizes. (…details of the four stories are on the ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
As if getting ready for a wedding isn’t bad enough, somebody had to go and kill the crazy uncle.
Noelle’s rushing back and forth trying to be the best maid of honor she can. The dress is fitted, the cake is ordered and the invitations are sent. Now all she has to do is plan the bachelorette party and await the big day, or so she thinks. Three days before the wedding, Anna Mae’s uncle, an eccentric, irritating man on the best of days, winds up dead. With Noelle’s favorite uncle at the top of the witness list, Noelle and crew have to work fast to figure out who really did it before the whole wedding ends up a wash. Amazon KU
Savin “Savage” Pajari is convinced he’s not worth a damn thing. He’s not like his brothers. He’s a sadistic monster, a killer—a man no woman could truly love. So it completely throws him when a stranger risks her life for his, pushing him out of the way and taking the hit that would have sent him six feet under. If he had any kind of sense, he’d leave her alone, but Savage can’t get the woman with a smart mouth and no sense of self-preservation out of his head. With one kiss, he’s lost. Seychelle Dubois has spent her entire life not feeling much of anything, until Savage comes along and sets her whole body on fire. Kissing him was a mistake. Letting him get close would be a catastrophe. He’s the most beautiful—and damaged—man she’s ever met. He has a way of getting under her skin, and what he’s offering is too tempting to resist. Seychelle knows so little about Savage or the dangerous world of Torpedo Ink, but his darkness draws her like a moth to a flame. Loving him could mean losing herself completely to his needs—needs she doesn’t understand but is eager to learn. But what Savage teaches her could destroy her.
Mates were trouble. That’s why Damon must refuse his wolf. Pack enforcer Damon is reluctant to find his mate after his father went mad losing his. When Damon meets Sophie, the attraction is overwhelming, but he must let her go. And he regrets it. Later, he detects Sophie’s scent while on patrol at his pack’s ski mountain. She may be in trouble. He must follow her. But she’s stepped into another pack’s forbidden territory. If Damon crosses the boundary, he’ll break the treaty with their rivals. Mates weren’t just trouble, they could lead a shifter to spark a war. Amazon KU
Life is complicated when you’re a simple maid by night who’s won some royal hearts… and a dragon shifter male knight by day, despised by those same royals. I’m in love with two brothers who are sworn enemies. The dragon shifter and heir to the throne, Jaik… and his disgraced brother Caldren, leader of the rebels. And possibly, I’m just a little bit in love with twin brothers who are my sworn enemies. But I don’t have time to unravel the tangled lies and knots of love surrounding us all, because we’ve been assigned to hunt down the Lord of the Scourge, the man leading the cursed masses who are destroying our kingdom. And all the while, these men I love are increasingly suspicious about who I really am… What will happen to us all when they discover the knight they treat so cruelly is also the woman they love? Amazon KU
No matter how I had tried to avoid it, there was no escaping what we had: The kind of love you went to war for. And that’s exactly what I intended to do. Amazon KU
In a snow-cloaked kingdom, two wicked rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover they might be falling for each other. Karnawa? season is a time for mischief and revelry. For the next few weeks, all will be wintry balls, glittery disguises, and nightly torch-lit sleigh-parties. Unbeknownst to the merrymakers, two uninvited girls join the fun. Zosia and Marynka are drawn to each other the moment they meet, until they discover they’re rivals, who both have their sights set on the prince’s heart. If one consumes a pure heart, she’ll gain immeasurable power. Marynka plans to bring the prince’s back to her patron in order to prove herself. While Zosia is determined to take his heart and its power for her own. Their ambition turns into a magical contest with both girls vying to keep the prince out of the other’s grasp, even as their attraction to one another grows. But their attempts on his life draws the attention of the city that would die for him, and suddenly their escalating rivalry might cost them not just their love for each other, but both their lives.
Get 3 full stories and a post Happily Ever After in this collection of Magically Fated (Unruly Gods) Collection. After the Happily Ever After – In this short story, we get to revisit the couples in the series Magically Fated Unruly Gods. You get a slice of life from each of the couples and see them post mating. This After the Happily Ever After is going to pull it all together for you and help bring a smile to your face as you enjoy seeing the couples and the glimpse into their lives. (VS Note: Details on the oither stories in this volume are on ebook seller page..) Amazon KU
After taking a job for the Shifter Protection Agency, Emily Jackson finds herself stepping into a laboratory to protect a brilliant science professor. Even though Axel Snell is scorching hot, he’s just a fragile human who she could break in the throes of passion. Besides, she’s already got her hands full protecting him from would-be assassins. Still, her lioness insist he’s her mate. Great way to start a new job. Axel can’t believe the twisted turn his life has taken. First, he’s being targeted for wanting to create a cure for diseases. Then, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen is assigned to protect him. Just as he makes a note to himself to check the fraternization policy, everything changes for him—permanently and irreversibly. And now Emily is no longer off-limits. Now, she’s his. Emily wanted a job she could sink her teeth into, and Axel wanted to be part of changing the future of mankind. With danger at every turn and their romance just blooming, have they both bitten off more than they can chew? Amazon KU
Morgan’s back… smack dab in the middle of all the drama and violence she once ran from. Despite renouncing pack life and leaving everything magical in her past, she’s ensnared by sensual dreams of a smoking-hot wolf shifter. She tries to ignore the dreams, but fate won’t be denied. When she sees her dream shifter in the flesh, her mind goes straight to the gutter. Clearly, there’s only one way to end her torment… bend her rule against fraternizing with shifters, just this once. That will get it all out of her system and free her from the sleeping fantasies… right? Quinn is lone wolf shifter with a dark secret and danger lurking everywhere he goes. When he meets Morgan, his life changes. She’s the mate he’s always wanted, the sassy, curvy woman who ignites a passion he thought long gone, and a complication he can’t afford. Quinn has no intentions of letting Morgan go, but the threats that follows him will put Morgan in peril. It’s time for Morgan and Quinn to stand together against the world and put an end to the challenges trying to break them down and break them up.
Their scandalous pasts have left them wounded and unworthy—and hopelessly perfect together. ondon, 1925 – Sebastian de Leon is adjusting to life after three years spent enthralled by blood magic. The atrocities he committed under its control still weigh heavily on his conscience, but when he’s asked to investigate a series of mysterious murders, it feels like an opportunity to make amends. Until he realizes the killer’s next likely target is a man who witnessed Sebastian at his worst—the Viscount Fine. Lord Fine—known as Wesley to his friends, if he had any—is haunted by ghosts of his own after serving as a British army captain during the Great War. Jaded and untrusting, he’s tempted to turn Sebastian in, but there’s something undeniably captivating about the reformed paranormal, and after Sebastian risks his own life to save Wesley’s, they find common ground. Seeking sanctuary together at Wesley’s country estate in Yorkshire, the unlikely pair begins to unravel a mystery steeped in legend and folklore, the close quarters emboldening them to see past the other’s trauma to the person worth loving beneath. But with growing targets on their backs, they’ll have to move quickly if they want to catch a killer—and discover whether two wounded souls can help each other heal.
When the orcs invaded the human dimension, no one could stop them. War raged for years, and now the monstrous beasts have agreed to peace on two conditions: one, the human scientists must rebuild the machine that brought them into this world; and two, they must be provided with fertile brides to bear them orc babies. Faith Bell is in need of a miracle. A Christmas miracle. And not for herself, either, but for the children at the orphanage where she works. She’s an orphan herself, she’s penniless, and after a life of being in service of others, at twenty-five, she doesn’t have much going on. Not that she’d have it any other way, but the orphanage is going under. Without funding, and with less and less people willing to work for smiles and hugs, the orphanage will surely close. When humans turn their backs on their own orphans, Faith sees only one way out. She becomes an orc tribute. Grimor the Joyless once had a different name. Back in the orc world, he inspired terror and awe. Now, in the world of humans, after so many years of meaningless peace, he can’t find his place. He’s lost his purpose. There is no word in his language to describe how he feels. There is a word in the humans’ language, but he’s forbidden his orcs from ever speaking it. His mage says he needs a bride. He’ll take one, if that means his horde will shut up about it and leave him be. Amazon KU
Welcome to Golden Hope, where the whole town will cast you under its spell…When Holly’s boss is murdered, and she’s named as one of the prime suspects, the Witches Murder Club leaps back into action as they try to save one of their own. Storm is convinced there’s something strange going on, and as always, she refuses to let it go until she gets to the bottom of it. Meanwhile, she’s getting more answers about her family’s history, but it’s not necessarily what she wants to hear. Will the Witches Murder Club find the killer before the killer finds them? Amazon KU
In this mythology reimagining of Hyacinthus and Apollo, a lighthouse keeper is afflicted with grisly nightmares after a mysterious yet charming shopkeeper arrives in a secluded coastal village. HYACINTH is an m+m speculative romance featuring supernatural horror elements and a trans love interest. Full trigger warnings are available in the front matter.
I’m back in the small town of my youth, to heal from my broken marriage. The grumpy, shirtless wolf fixing my roof doesn’t bring me the peace I want. Instead, he brings out hot feelings I thought I’d lost a long time ago. Feelings that I have to resist if I want to avoid another broken heart…But however I try to avoid him, his red eyes follow me everywhere. Something tells me he’s not a regular wolf, but something darker. And something inside of me wants to heal him, to heal his scars. To kiss away the pain and the worry that he hides behind those muscles. Nothing in this town is what it seems though… Not even the dating agency that someone supposedly signed me up for. Will I find what I am looking for here? Can a grumpy wolf give me what I secretly desire? A mate, and a baby?
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I’m hoping that isn’t the case for me – I’m the spawn of darkness, and the news has spread, making me a target for forces designed to protect this world.
I can’t be a danger to the people I love. I need to fight. I need to master the power inside me and prove I’m not the monster they believe me to be. But when the tiniest slip can unleash the darkness, every choice matters. I just hope I make the right ones. Amazon KU
Cade Hunter is a lone bear shifter who’s given up on settling down – When he was still just a cub, Cade lost everything to a Christmas Eve fire. He arrives in Bearpaw Ridge for a new job as ranch foreman, but doesn’t let himself hope that this shifter town might be his forever home. He won’t be staying. He never does. Then he encounters a deliciously-curvy damsel in distress who cusses him out when he tries to rescue her. His beast immediately recognizes the gorgeous, feisty brunette as his fated mate. Things just got real interesting in this small town. Too bad that she’s his new boss’s daughter… and that she’s not impressed with him. At all. But that doesn’t stop Cade from vowing to claim her for his own, and to protect her, whether she wants protecting or not. Maggie Swanson can fix anyone’s romance…except her own – The bakery manager is Bearpaw Ridge’s resident problem-fixer and matchmaker. She suffers a massive romance fail when …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
It was the year 1932 when Johnny and Bobby played with their father’s pocket watch. They were shocked to discover they were mysteriously whisked away to the year 1882, where they found themselves on the boardwalk of the Twin Lake depot. When Duane London, the stationmaster, discovered them, he sent them home with Fran and Luke to be cared for until they could be reunited with their parents. As the Graingers try to figure out who these children are, Fran realizes that she has seen their behavior before. Extreme thirst and hunger, coupled with their style of dress and unusual use of slang words can only mean one thing. Is it possible they have traveled through space and time, as she and her sister Dora had done? If so, where did they come from, and how will she help them return? These questions are quickly solved, but what happens when two little boys go home? How do they explain their absence to their frantic parents? How does their time away affect their lives from that day forward? How will the historical events of the day interfere with their plans?
You know that song by that famous singer? The one that goes almost like this: “He’s hot then he’s cold, he’s Yes then he’s No”? That’s exactly what it feels like to date this guy. One minute he’s my composed, efficient billionaire boss. The next he’s a hotheaded freedom fighter. One moment he likes to play and tease and be in full control. The next he drives on animalistic instinct and primal motivation. He’s hot as hell and absolutely cricking my neck. He almost has me thinking that he’s not one guy but two. Two guys with identical faces and identical yummy bodies. In fact, if I were crazy, I’d say I’m accidentally dating twins. But that’s just not true. Is it? Amazon KU
My mates are the only people I can trust. Even my grandfather has to earn the loyalty he wants. But he’s right about us needing to get away from it all, some familiar faces from my mates’ past give us a place to lay low and regroup. Yet our group has never been more divided. Hopefully a nice holiday in the snowy alps is just what the doctor ordered. Nope. The doctor ordered a heavy dose of antipsychotics, and with the voices getting louder, I need to decide if I want to silence them. This is book 4 in the PHoenix ShiftARS, origionally published as Slay Bells, now a full length 70k novel.
While this book is based over the Christmas period, it is part of the series, which must be read in order. This book is for over 18s due to scenes of a graphic nature, and dealing with mental health issues.
Trapped in a dungeon, three men with dark pasts vow their lives to protect me. Each of them is so different from the others–Ryker & Zuben, vampires who are night & day, and Axe, a bear shifter, who makes my heart stop. I crave these men. Without them, I’d be dead. To find escape, we must work together. Secrets slide around us like shadows in wait–some pull us together, while others threaten to tear us apart. Something powerful is building inside me, something I know is bigger than I ever imagined. My blood is only one reason I’m hunted, and the powerful vampire who runs this dungeon will stop at nothing to get me under her control. Amazon KU
Jakob Mercer hesitantly takes a job to retrieve a set of magical dice for an elderly woman with lots of money. She makes promises, but she also warns Jakob that the world he must enter to get them is over his head. Jakob has been all over the world searching for oddities. He doesn’t expect that an underground group of supernatural beings in Charleston to be a threat. That is until he realizes that he’s been sent there under false pretenses and more than one person wants to see him dead. In a secret society, even the secrets have secrets. Can Jakob retrieve the dice and survive? Amazon KU
Tonight I meet my mate. I don’t know anything about him, including his name. According to fox shifter tradition, my parents chose him for me. For the next month we’ll be living together in a remote cabin. That’s how fox shifters form a bond. We burrow with our intended for a full month of winter. My mothers say my new mate is kind, and he won’t mind that I don’t look like other omegas. But I’m nervous. What if he’s disappointed? Or even worse, what if he’s someone I could never bring myself to love? Snuggle Season is a low angst MM romance with MPreg, knotting, and lots of cuddling. It’s set in the same world as Amy Bellows’ other shifter books, but it stands alone. Amazon KU
VS Note: From DEC 7
When one of Santa’s reindeer meets a grisly end during the annual A Downtown Dickens Christmas Festival, Rue realizes her enemies are closing in on her location, and Samford will pay the price. But when one creature turns into two, and two into three, and then three into four, Rue knows the problem is bigger than a singular threat to her new hometown. And that’s before a holiday shopper strolls into Hollis Apothecary claiming to be a long-lost relative. Of her father’s. As old loyalties are tested and new relationships threaten to unravel the fabric of her identity, Rue must choose either the family she was born into or the one she created for herself, and the losing side might not survive her decision. Amazon KU
On September 30, 1994, Loring Air Force Base in Maine was officially closed. Unofficially, it remained open for a unique tactics team of some of the most elite forces offered by the Air Force. Project X-Force members were shifters. The team went into situations that were unsafe for humans. Since he lost his wife in a tragic accident, Staff Sergeant Andrew Fleming likes being in the field. He was quick to join Project X-Force to stay in the field and running into danger to keep his mind off the loneliness. Andrew and his team are sent to rescue kidnapped scientist Celeste Weaver. He is confused as to why he’s captivated by the photos of her.
It started with a blinding white light and a silver ring that would change everything, but it seems never ending. These people should’ve been dead two hundred years ago when this Empire ceased to exist, yet here I am standing amongst them like I’ve always been here. Like I belong. I don’t. I’ve become an object of warped fixation for five men I know next to nothing about. Five men that are so clearly divided, two of them hate each other with enough passion to burn me alive right where I stand. Victor Ambrose, King of the Northern Kingdom, is a man so cold it sometimes pains me to look into his eyes. A man who somehow makes me feel protected still. A man that can cripple someone with his gaze alone. Matthias Carillion, King of the Southern Kingdom, is so opposite of everyone else, so gentle and caring that he makes me feel more capable of getting through anything, just by being in his presence…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Eighteenth-century cowboys and twenty-first-century drag queens simply aren’t supposed to meet. So thinks Peter Johnson when he touches down for his annual visit to his small hometown, Big Timber, Montana. Adopted from China as a baby, he’s found freedom transforming into Phoenix di Milo every night in San Francisco. He shouldn’t be sitting here among cowboy hats and the horses he’s always feared, keeping up the life-long lie about who he really is. And he definitely shouldn’t be sneaking out of his house on Christmas morning, trekking through the snow in search of a mysterious light in the woods, like something is missing. Amazon KU
“Santa lost my address a long time ago, Cupcake. The only present you’re getting tonight is my face between your—” Wolf shifter and former black ops mercenary Hawke Stevens doesn’t do Christmas—not anymore. And he absolutely doesn’t do damsels in distress crashing onto his property in the middle of a blizzard. Give her a ride? Hell no. With her innocent blue eyes and rail-me-senseless elf costume, that girl is nothing but trouble. Sweet, sexy trouble that leaves him aching for a taste of what’s hidden under those candy-cane-striped tights…Maddie Lockwood will not miss another Lockwood family Christmas—not after spending last year’s holiday season in the hospital. But a storm puts her travel plans on ice, stranding her at the secluded mountain cabin of a cocky, sexy-as-sin recluse who makes the Grinch look like a teddy bear. If only his filthy mouth didn’t make her so hot…As the blizzard rages on, all Hawke wants for Christmas is to wipe that good-girl smile off Maddie’s face. All Maddie wants is to punch Hawke in the snowballs. But Santa? He’s got something else in store for the naughty wolf and his nice little elf. Amazon KU
When Tawni finds an abandoned child in the woods, she’ll do anything to protect it, find where he belongs. After running away from her own pack, she’s hesitant to leave the boy with just anyone, she wants to find his family, and perhaps, find somewhere she can belong herself. As the years pass by, she doesn’t give up hope that they’ll find it. Maximus lost everything except his title and position as territory alpha six years ago when he lost his mate, their newborn child taken from him. He’s had his people searching but with no luck, until a young woman is attacked just outside his land. Learning what she’s been through, what she’s done to protect his son makes him determined to keep her safe, for his son’s sake. He lost one mother the day he was born, Max won’t let him lose the one that he now knows. The more Max learns about Tawni, the more he wants her as his. The more his wolf demands another mate, wants revenge against those that hurt her, sent her running. He’ll do anything to claim his family, the new one that he never anticipated wanting, needing this much. Nothing is going to stand in his way. Amazon KU
After years of abuse for being different, Isa finally escaped his family by going to college. Or at least he thought he had until he realized even moving to another state wasn’t enough to leave them behind. Ultra-conservative, harsh, and extremely controlling, they were determined to force him to conform to their ideals. Even in public, he couldn’t escape their fundamentalist views, and they sought to end his private life. So, who was the silent giant who swept in and rescued Isa from being attacked by his sister? And why did he like to carry Isa around like his own, personal stuffed toy? Briar’s fascination with Isa was unusual, but so was the way their very souls seemed to communicate. The connection between them is so consuming, the pair are caught unaware when a meddling fairy decides to release a previously unknown spell binding Briar – causing unforeseeable -but fascinating – consequences. For a moment, Isa thought he had it all. Those few days of peace inspired the kind of hope he’d never allowed himself to hold on to, but with the return of his family, they could very well cost him the rest of his life. Amazon KU
Rachel Hines is back, desperately trying to live a normal life, but haunted by her past adventures and a voice that calls to her from beyond time. A voice that calls for help. Veronica Wethers disappeared years ago at the site of the old Kings Heath station. To rescue her, Rachel must gather a misfit band of time travelers before the station is rebuilt and the portal sealed forever. With a gang of conspiracy theorists hot on their trail – her own father among them – they must enter the trap that once ensnared Rachel herself and face a dark enemy thought banished forever…In a gripping climax, Rachel and her ragbag team do battle with ghosts out of time before the chimes of midnight sound and all is lost. But just what is the secret of the station at the end of time? Who is the mysterious unknown soldier that haunts the platform? And what hidden history is key to unlocking this mystery? Amazon KU
The Goddess of Life has sent Caelan to wake her brother, the Dead God. But crossing the reclusive country of Zastrad is even more treacherous when Caelan and his friends aren’t sure they can trust their guide. The four friends will be tested by violence, death, political intrigue, and secrets better left in the dark. When Caelan finally reaches the fractured godstone, he may have to give up everything to save the family he’s cobbled together. Wake the Dead is the third book in the six-book Godstone Saga fantasy series and is not a standalone. The story contains danger, secrets, bossy gods, stolen kisses, a new king finding his way, a possessive boyfriend, magic, and lots of delicious angst. Amazon KU
Sadie Alden has discovered trouble in paradise. A group of strangers have convened at the very same luxury resort that Sadie and her friends are spending the weekend. The smiles on their faces do little to hide their rivalry with each other, and for one of them the competition is not just fierce, but fatal. Familiar faces make an appearance and Sadie fears that if the killer strikes again that she could lose someone she cares about. The resort immediately locked its gates for the safety of the guests, but this means that they are trapped in a dangerous situation. The impish spirits that haunt the island are being anything but helpful and her familiar is driving her to distraction with his constant talking. Rumors of a curse are spreading like wildfire and Sadie looks to be the next one to get burned. Amazon KU
Just a little Love Bite: An angel’s assignment places him in the path of his hurting stella guida, leaving him wondering if he has the skills to help. When Nester joined Murdoch’s coven a couple of years back, Murdoch knew they weren’t beloveds. That didn’t stop him from falling hard and fast for the hazel-eyed vampire, who seems to return his affection. Bringing in a donor for threesomes happens often and keeps the spice in their relationship. Murdoch is ready for the next step—family—and Nester claims to be, too. They agree to a surrogate and artificial insemination. Except, then Murdoch ends up running late to an appointment to meet the surrogate at the facility and walks in on Nester banging the woman. His lover claims it’s no big deal, but it is to Murdoch. If Nester was willing to do that with their surrogate, who else had he been involved with behind his back? Murdoch takes a step back from Nester, trying to get some perspective, angering the other vampire. A guest at the dude ranch—Malakai—offers to listen to Murdoch and offer advice. Murdoch finds himself extremely attracted to the gorgeous male, although his lack of scent confuses him. An unexpected accident allows Murdoch to taste Malakai’s blood, revealing that not only is the male his beloved, but Malakai is also an angel. Can Murdoch come to grips with the revelation—and why Malakai had hidden their connection from him—before Nester figures out a way to sabotage any hope for their future?
One sunny day, the ground split open, and thick grey smoke spilled out, covering the world by nightfall and changing the earth forever. It happened so quickly that Senna didn’t have a chance to pause and react. Too soon, they realized the smoke wasn’t alone. Monsters clawed their way out of the crevice, screeching in the still air before darting after whatever unlucky person or animal caught their attention. Different species came crawling out, some were more animalistic than the others. They called them creatures, but the rest were similar to humans but with demonic features, such as horns, scales, wings, or fangs. More terrifying and dangerous than the creatures because they were after earth’s females… (more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
When a little girl goes missing, it takes faith, love, and the help of a Christmas angel to guide her to safety.
After defeating a Fae fanatic set on closing the portal between earth and the magic realm, things are looking up for Sophie Feegle. She can finally relax, drink whiskey at her favorite ogre pub, and get back to the autopsy assistant job she loves. Maybe she’ll even go on a romantic date with a certain sexy fox shifter. Yeah, right. Things never seem to work out quite the way Sophie wants. When Sophie recognizes the body on her autopsy table from a dream, her world is shaken again. As more bodies end up in the morgue, Sophie realizes a serial killer is hunting San Francisco’s Mythicals. But why? And why does Sophie see the victims in her dreams? Hot on the trail of the killer, Sophie and her crew encounter Mythicals with strange powers. But as they wade through these dangerous waters, the question becomes: are Sophie and her friends the hunters, or are they the ones being hunted? Welcome back to Sophie’s San Francisco, where being in a serial killer’s sights may be new but being odd is still the norm. Amazon KU
Run. It’s all Caio knows how to do. Foxes run. And wolves… they hunt. Caio is being hunted, again. Since the war that left the shifter world fractured, he’s rarely felt safe. When he’s chased onto pack land, he thinks his luck has run out. Instead, the wolves take him in. He can’t help but be suspicious of their motives, especially those of their leader, Roman. Yet the dark-eyed alpha looks at him like he’s more than just prey. The love between a fox and a wolf hides in the shadow of the moon. Roman does whatever it takes to protect his pack and make their home a sanctuary from the outside world. And then Caio arrives on their doorstep. He doesn’t have the heart to turn away a scared, pregnant omega, even if he is a fox shifter. But trying to help Caio tangles them together in a way he isn’t prepared for. Caio can’t stay—there’s no place for a fox in a wolf pack—but Roman isn’t sure he can let him walk away. Amazon KU
Aurelia carries the most powerful weapon in the kingdom—she just can’t wield it – Stolen as a baby by an egotistical enchanter, Aurelia has spent her entire life locked in a tower, her impractically long hair serving as a vessel in which her captor can store his magic. Every day is predictable—at least, until Cyfrin’s manner and experiments take an inexplicable turn. Now Aurelia’s biggest challenge is convincing her fellow prisoner—the only mother she’s ever known—that she’s strong enough to handle the truth behind the enchanter’s strange behavior. The trouble is, she’ll first need to convince herself. Prince Amell might be known for his restlessness, but he’s grown out of his childish dreams of heroics…mostly. When a break out occurs at the prison containing all the continent’s criminal magic-users, he’s eager to join the manhunt. Little does he expect that, with the somewhat perplexing help of some dragons, he’ll find something else entirely, lying hidden in the heart of his kingdom. But the magic that holds Aurelia and her mother captive is like nothing Amell has seen before, and his failure to rescue them shows how far he actually is from the hero of his childhood fantasies. Both Aurelia and Amell will have to find a strength they didn’t know they had in order to overcome the dark schemes in which Aurelia has played an unwilling part. And if they fail, more futures than hers will be lost to the man who stole her past. Amazon KU
Newton considered himself fairly adaptable, but he had one rule he absolutely lived by – do not get involved with assassins. He could overlook the one mated to his only brother. He would even help the four assassins to gain their freedom from the Council. That fell under the ‘favor to his brother’ category. But socializing with them, being friends with them – that was not going to happen. Tron couldn’t help his negative reputation. As the feared trainer for the ridiculous assassin program, he’d done his job, mourned the dead in private, and made sure the four remaining assassins could stay safe. He did one favor – just one tiny favor, and suddenly his world was upside down and turned inside out. Instincts aside, no one would’ve said this was meant to be an easy mating. But the Council weren’t finished with the assassins yet, and what they gave away with one hand, they took back with another. Then there’s the mysterious Master Kimble – wasn’t he supposed to be dead? And is there anything that can change Newton’s Laws?
Naya and Adam have nothing in common. Besides black wings. The same birthday. And fathers who are as close as brothers. But nothing else. Sweet, diligent Naya has always abided by the rules. Arrogant, uncivil Adam has made it his life’s mission to break each one. She is the beloved daughter of an archangel. He is the guilds’ resident bad boy . . . well, bad fletching. When Naya thrusts herself in Adam’s life to request a place on his clandestine team of guardians, he turns her away. The last thing his unsanctioned squad needs is an archangel’s attention, and the last thing he needs is a bubbly, blonde distraction with a sinful voice and soulful eyes. Problem is, Naya suddenly, and inexplicably, becomes the only thing he wants. Amazon KU
VS Note: LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy
All Qwyrk wanted was a few winter days of rest of and relaxation in the small town of Knettles in Yorkshire, but of course, it all goes wrong immediately. She wants to spend time and with her young human friend, Jilly, but Jilly and her not-so-imaginary friend blip have just met a remarkable boy named Lluck, who seems to be able to bend events to his favor. Lluck is on the run from some awful and obnoxious goblins. On top of that, Qwyrk meets a mysterious and beguiling woman, who’s also looking for the boy. And in the dark, something wants Lluck for itself, but why? Lluck is the second in a series of four novels about the comic misadventures of a group of misfits at the edge of normal reality in modern northern England, a world of shadows, Nighttime Nasties, witchy magic, remarkable Indian Fae, would-be superheroes, a lazy Komodo dragon, and even more elves…though they do continue to be a bit silly.
After being exiled from Cairnnor, a traumatic event leaves Joron unable to directly communicate with his dragon. But his problems don’t stop there. He’s also lost his treasure, and his sister is missing.
Unfortunately, he has no memories of exactly what happened, and if his dragon does, he is keeping them to himself. When the old dragon lord is defeated and Joron returns home, he hopes that he might heal. And finally, remember the terrible events that robbed him of his sister and his treasure.
But so far, that’s not happening. So when he’s asked to go to Wishing Moon Bay, as a member of the dragon guard stationed there, he agrees. Perhaps a complete change might do him good. And if not, he’ll throw himself into his career and help keep other people safe from harm. Then he meets Dove. She’s an expert on helping animals heal. She also happens to be his mate. Surely fate has brought them together for a reason. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Two days ago, Jack Siran’s biggest concerns were his impending arranged marriage and whether or not he would succeed in seducing his magical rival, Lord Silver, the object of his desire. But when Lord Silver finally does come calling, he isn’t alone. He brings with him a demon who murders everyone in its path and burns Jack’s estate to the ground. And now the demon wants Jack. Jack knows that even with his abilities, he is no match for a full-fledged demon, let alone the talented conjurer who summoned him. If Jack wants to survive and protect those he loves, he must sell his soul to Fire, a lady demon of ill-repute, in exchange for her powerful aid and protection.
Sarah had been on the run her entire adult life. As soon as she found out she was pregnant, she faked her death to keep her children safe from the prick who’d fathered them. Now, nine years later, her twin boys were her entire world, and she was petrified he would find her. When she received the voicemail from Cass, she thought the end had finally come for both her and her boys. Cassidy Foster was only helping a client find his long-lost grandchildren when he contacted Sarah, but when a distress call came in from one of her boys, Cass told the boys to hide before Cass’s lion took him. It only took that split second for him to know the woman inside screaming was his mate. Would he be too late to save her?
Melanie – I loved Xavier more than anything. I thought he was mine forever. Never should I have left him at the altar. Only, I wasn’t left with much choice thanks to my father. Now my daughter is missing. No one is helping me, and again my father has taken control. I blame him for ruining my life.
Now I have to turn to Xavier for help. I still love him. I never stopped. He’s hurt after all this time. News flash, so am I. Then the web of lies around us come unraveled, and my defenses weaken.
I want him. Can he forgive me? Will we get our daughter back before it’s too late? Xavier – She broke my heart and didn’t have the decency to tell me I was a father. Now the little girl is missing, and she needs my help. Her betrayal is more than anyone should ever have to bear. Even after five years, I find myself attracted to her. Then lies became unraveled and the reasons behind her betrayal. The truth has me see her in a different light, and there is no denying I still love her. And the inevitable happened, we had sex. Not only was it hot, but I wanted her in my bed again. First things first, get our daughter back. I need to convince Melanie we’re good together. What will my friends and parents say if we give our love a second chance? More so, what will it take for me to prove to Melanie, I love her and our daughter? Amazon KU
Nora was an excellent administrative assistant until the day a business associate of her boss made an aggressive pass. She tells her boss, and he tells her to thicken her skin, having heard the other male’s version of the event. She can toughen up or quit. She chooses the option that will stop the pain of the dismissal. Sabin is shocked when he finds out she is leaving, and he’s devastated when he learns that it is her last day. He had enjoyed having her next to him, breathing in her scent all day every day and spent many hours trying to find a way around the whole employee-employer thing, but now, it was solved for him. A frantic kiss tells him what she tastes like at long last, and now, he has to find a way to get her back to his side. Nora ends up in a situation where she smells like a hot omega and is at a party full of alphas. Sabin is there and offers his help for the bargain price of one night.
That night spins into events that will echo through their lives, and defying families, a curse, and stalkers, they make their way to a family future.
Those who come back from the mysterious place known as the Realm, if they come back, are changed. Some return haunted. Others with knowledge of themselves that they will not share, and the magic of the Realm at their disposal. The peculiari, as these few are called, are tolerated at best, feared at worst. Nicodemus isn’t anything like one of the exceptional, adventurous peculiari. For the most part, he’s content to keep house for the peculiari of the Arawn Agency and rarely ventures outside of the manor they all call home. As an asterion, one of the unwanted, monstrous children of the Realm, Nicodemus is human in appearance except for the ram’s horns growing from his head, and prefers the company of those who don’t judge him. There’s just one hitch in his otherwise safe and orderly world. One awkward, inconvenient, twice-a-year problem in which Nicodemus goes into what can humiliatingly only be called a rut. It’s a secret he keeps from the others. But this year, unable to stand the thought of spending his rut alone, he ventures out in search of company—only to run into Bel, the one person he hopes will never discover his secret…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings – Fate sends me straight into the lion’s den. Or rather, the fox’s den. After my dad trespassed into a powerful fox demon’s territory, our family is struck with a powerful curse. Now, to remove it, I’ll have to appeal to the demon’s better nature. Easier said than done. That arrogant fox demon won’t be swayed by an apology basket full of treats. He does, however, need a fake mate for a week-long Winter Festival. Though I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit that our doting lovers’ act was becoming harder by the day. The more time I spent with Lucca, the more his irresistible charms get under my skin. Deep down, I know it’s all a game. But my heart just can’t seem to get the memo. When our week-long affair comes to a close, will I really be able to walk away? Amazon KU
I got Jai back, found Maeve’s stone and freed the female wolves of Harvest Grove, so that should be it, right? Of course not. Right as I’m trying to find a way to bring my pack together, a new danger emerges. The stone, the Institute, even my unborn children, they’re all part of a much bigger plan, one that could result in the world’s population being enslaved. I just want my children to be born healthy and safe, but it appears to make that happen, we need to save the world as well.
Stephanie has been captured. Again. And with a broken leg her hope of escape is practically nonexistent. She is to be mated to Jack, the cruel and powerful panther clan leader. But for now, she still has her dreams and memories. Memories of a gorgeous man with light brown eyes filled with concern for her. A man she could easily see herself falling for and staying with, for more than a few weeks. Michael, her rescuer. And the star of her dreams, for as long as she can hold on to them.
The sight of Stephanie being manhandled by a couple of brutes has Michael storming off the train to get to her. But before he can reach them, they take off in a grey van. Ever since he found her up on the mountain with a broken leg, she has popped into his mind at odd times. He has no idea why, but for some reason he can’t seem to forget about her. Seeing her again only reinforces his need to find her. And he will find her, no matter the cost. Amazon KU
I am nothing. I am no one. I am Rogue. A shell of the man I once was, I’ve lost all memory of my life before I became this monster, alone and hungry, hunting my prey wherever I can find it. Until the night I am caught poaching another’s hunting grounds. And not just any vampire — I’ve stolen from Ramsey, a powerful member of the Vampire Council. I should have paid for my crimes with my life, but Ramsey has other plans for me. What begins as punishment for my sins erupts into a fiery passion filled with pain and pleasure in equal measure. But a dangerous secret lurks in the shadows of our world, one which threatens to tear me from the arms of the only being I’ve ever loved. Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my STAR CRUISE series is STAR CRUISE SONGBIRD, which is my scifi rockstar romance., It’s a genre I absolutely love, so I had a great time writing my own. I did a ton of research watching documentaries about current pop stars and concerts to help me figure out my heroine Karissa Dawnstar. The hero is a nod from me to Andre Norton’s Beast Master, which is a book I adored – he’s retired Special Forces, with a trained war eagle from his home planet. Valkyr the eagle and Lully the songbird are an important part of the overall story. (This novella first appeared in the PETS IN SPACE 2 anthology.) How these two disparate people come together on the luxury cruise liner Nebula Zephyr and what happens next was fun to write.
Here’s the blurb: Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.
Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.
Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?
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