New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for JAN 5

As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL). 



VS Note: Tasha always has fun new series concepts!

Emelia Robbins works as an admin at the Alien Nanny Agency. She never goes on assignments, but when a desperate client puts out a last-minute plea for help, her boss decides to send her out in the field. It’s a one-year nanny contract, and if she fulfills it, she’ll earn a bonus big enough to make her dreams come true. But when she meets the out-of-control kids, she isn’t sure she’ll last a week. And her intimidating new boss might not let her make it through a single night. Mr. Drayven may be a well-respected architect, but his deep voice makes her tremble and his big body leaves her weak with unrequited lust.     Ra’as Drayven is working on the biggest project of his career. He needs a nanny who won’t head for the hills as soon as she meets his energetic daughter and complicated son. When the Alien Nanny Agency agrees to send help, he expects a matronly drill sergeant from the Outer Rings, not the beautiful young Terran who trips out of a rented gadabout and into his home. The last thing he wants is another pretty face using her employment to try and win his broken heart. Especially when her innocent eyes and dangerous curves might give her the power to do just that.

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THE KINDRED by Alechia Dow

Joy Abara knows her place. A commoner from the lowly planet Hali, she lives a simple life—apart from the notoriety that being Kindred to the nobility’s most infamous playboy brings. Duke Felix Hamdi has a plan. He will exasperate his noble family to the point that they agree to let him choose his own future and finally meet his Kindred face-to-face. Then the royal family is assassinated, putting Felix next in line for the throne…and accused of the murders. Someone will stop at nothing until he’s dead, which means they’ll target Joy, too. Meeting in person for the first time as they steal a spacecraft and flee amid chaos might not be ideal…and neither is crash-landing on the strange backward planet called Earth. But hiding might just be the perfect way to discover the true strength of the Kindred bond and expose a scandal—and a love—that may decide the future of a galaxy.

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VS Note: Not a romance. Scifi release of note.

A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death. Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts: A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home. A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother’s shadow and claims a purpose of his own. An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact – one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe. On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation. But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.

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PORTAL by Bruno Miller and Kristen Painter

VS Note: Not listed as a romance. Romantic elements maybe?

Dell Eckhart lives on the wrong side of the portal. The side where the ruin and devastation left behind by the war makes everyday life harder than it’s ever been. More than anything, he wants to win a ticket for passage through the portal. He’s running out of chances, but he’s not going to let that stop him. He needs that ticket. It’s the only way to save the one person he truly cares about. There’s just one problem. That person is actually an android. And androids aren’t allowed through the portal. Doesn’t matter. He’ll figure it out. Because life on the other side of the portal is perfect and easy, and she’ll be safe there. At least, that’s what he’s been led to believe.    Amazon KU


Still reeling from the upending of her life, Dr Amelia Ahlberg finds herself the sole physician of the new human colony on Yaspur. Luckily, a medical delegate was assigned to help her settle in after the trauma of the Paramour. When a young girl falls ill because of a common flower, Amelia realizes she’s way out of her depth. The pressure is mounting for her to learn and adapt. With lives on the line, working with her medical delegate becomes more important than ever. But Ezraji Zarabi is confusing. Though they worked well together from the get-go, he’s become increasingly erratic, distant, and hot-headed. The stress threatens to crack the good doctor’s reality. When she starts to hallucinate, she has to wonder…Is it her? Or is it him? Amelia’s instincts are put to the test. Does she trust the one person that’s always there when she needs him, or does she question why he’s there in the first place?                     Amazon KU


VS Note: The Publisher put this into SFR. I went back and looked at earlier books and it appears the Start Me Up store is electronics and there might be robots? androids? involved?

Darryl Tackas needs a miracle — he wants to find the man who makes him whole. Running Start Me Up and helping other men find their happy endings is great, but Darryl wants a happy ever after of his own. When he learns Lew has a crush on him, Darryl hopes magic will spark between them. Lew George has wanted Darryl for so long, but he’s been too shy to make a move. When a mutual friend hooks them up, Lew can’t hold back. He’s sure he’s found the one, but can they really have a forever together?

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DARKEN (CYBORG RANGER SERIES BOOK 2) by Clarissa Lake and Christine Myers

Cyborg Marine Ranger Darken Wolf is coming to Earth to become a law enforcement officer in the post-apocalyptic American West and meet his genetic mate. When he arrives, she is missing. Gina Malcolm’s best friend points him to Overlord Devlin White, from whom she escaped several years before. Darken steals into the Overlord’s compound to free her, and they flee. Of course, it couldn’t be that easy. A fighter plane follows Darken’s sky cycle and shoots them down over the New Mexican desert. While the landing was a little rough, the bigger problem is that Darken’s CPU shuts down, and the sky cycle burns along with Darken’s only comm. He is not even sure where they are but decides going North is the best plan. It could be a very long walk. This is only the beginning as they get acquainted and embark on a life as a couple. All they have to do is survive long enough to share a future together.                             Amazon KU


A female prize – I know I’m going to be claimed on the floor of the arena by a brutal alien gladiator, but does it have to be him? The cocky Lizard King, a showman who seems to act like he enjoys this, parading and preening for the crowd? The one with two penises? But it is him, of course it is, and when he takes me, he’s some odd combination of cruel and considerate, and it’s good—stars, it’s good—it doesn’t have any right to be that good. At least I know our species aren’t compatible. No matter what, we could never have offspring. A ruined fighter – This girl is different. I don’t know why. I don’t want it to be true, but there’s something about her. When I have her in the ring, I hope my handler doesn’t notice. He’s the cruelest man I know, and he delights in manipulating me. But no way do I ever catch a break. So, when I climb aboard our ship, he’s got her there, all for me, he says. He has plans for her, to alter her, make her breedable. He’s just the sort of psycho to try to force that. It’ll be fun for him. But I vow I will never touch her again.              Amazon KU


VS Note: LGBTQ+ scifi, not a romance although the author says it has “a touch of romance”.

Fifteen years ago, Guard Four stood by and watched her friend, Atalant, be jettisoned into space for questioning their planet’s religion. Atalant should have died. Instead, she disappeared. Consumed by guilt, Guard Four trawls space, hopping from spaceport to spaceport, hoping to find and bring Atalant home with exonerating evidence that Ardulum, the traveling planet her people worship, is no mystic deity. At the edges of the known galaxy, Guard Four finds the shattered remains of a murdered world – a world of her genetic cousins who could have provided the evidence she desperately seeks. Ardulum, it seems, is no fairy tale but rather a bogeyman, set on destroying anyone who gets between it and its biological imperative to reproduce. And in its seat of governance rules Atalant – god to a planet she swore did not, could not, exist. Guard Four must unravel Ardulan fact from myth to save her friend and the billions of other beings threatened by the Void – a tear in space created from Ardulum’s most recent birthing event. But how does one bring a god of a killer planet home? And how is Guard Four supposed to stop the Void without giving it the only thing it wants – the destruction of Ardulum?              Amazon KU


You think the world couldn’t end tomorrow? Think again. Our world is no longer our own. It’s been taken by beings we could never have imagined. And we are weak. Helpless. …hopeless. Hunted.
They have divided us into groups: Harvesters, Gatherers, and Breeders. I am but one of the dispensable. My name is Adira Mosely …and I am a Breeder.           Amazon KU

RED DOT by Mike Karpa

VS Note: From NOV 1 but I saw it mentioned on Queer SciFi’s twitter feed and it sounded really different.

After the disaster of global warming, the world has gotten its act together. People are positive, sensible and creating a better future and a just present. So, in a world where everyone makes good decisions, what could possibly go wrong? Well, other people. Twenty-something gay man Mardy dreams of becoming a full-time machine-tool artist. He brims with ideas, puts in the hours, has a solid circle of artist buddies—and forbidden friendships with artificial intelligences, the virtual slaves he works alongside of in his day job. But he’s always coming in second to an irritatingly successful rival. When he meets the rival’s twin, unexpected consequences drive Mardy to pursue not only his artistic passions but also love. And just possibly make the world a better place in the process.



Life on Mars is no fairy tale for Morgan, a scrappy adventurer who plunders Earth’s carcass in search of loot—and evidence of an elusive scientist. She hopes he can cure her father’s dementia, but instead he kidnaps her father and flees into the deceptive dreamlands of Mars. During her frantic search to locate them, Morgan begins experiencing strange hallucinations that make her think she’s losing her mind. Meanwhile, Nil, a tormented killer struggling to repress his humanity, thinks his hallucinations are a flaw in his system. Soon his pesky emotions roar back to life, throwing a dagger into the whole “cold-blooded assassin” thing. While he pursues his next mark, a witty hacker trying to save Nil’s other victims, he battles with his disorienting visions and burgeoning emotions. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s falling in love for the first time—and the hacker he’s falling for is also the scientist who kidnapped Morgan’s father. Drawn together by their common target, Morgan and Nil harness their mysterious visions to find each other amidst holographic recreations of Oz, Wonderland, Neverland, Atlantis, and Camelot. Before she loses her father forever, Morgan must work with a killer and kidnapper to discover the sinister truth behind her father’s illness and her bond with Nil. And Nil is forced to decide between protecting the man he loves and helping the girl he’s inexplicably linked to. Because they share more than disorienting hallucinations—and what they share will change everything they thought they knew about themselves.



Tamsin, an infectious disease physician’s life is hectic, selfless, and caring. She is invested in helping her sister take care of her nephew Wyatt. Her dedication to her nephew’s health is her priority as he battles a life-threatening illness. Her life is turned upside down when a routine doctor’s appointment is derailed when aliens kidnap her. Their lives on White Elfall, becomes increasingly difficult when she realizes that the aliens are involved in more than kidnapping humans. When her futile attempts at escape puts them in jeopardy, things become complicated when she comes face to face with alien warriors infiltrating her prison. Instead of the alien wanting to help rescue her, his sole mission doesn’t involve her at all. Can she get the huge alien to rescue her?  Iarred Ackmed – The fate of my planet rest on me finding a resolution to this incurable virus. As a warrior of Alpha Majestrog, my word is my bond, but these circumstances require me to ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker

Year: 2083. Location: London. Mission: Wake Romeo. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forward. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the “now,” living off of the scraps left behind. Among them are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things are far from rosy for Jules. Romeo lies in a coma and Jules is estranged from her friends and family, dealing with the very real fallout of their wild romance. Then a mysterious time traveler, Ellis, impossibly arrives from the future with a mission that makes Juliet question everything she knows about life and love. Can Jules wake Romeo—and rewrite her future?

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VS Note: Not romance. Fairy tales but steampunk  so I put it here at the end of the scifi/scifi romance section.

These aren’t your granny’s fairy tales. Or they might have been, but not after we got done with them. We’ve bent, twisted, welded, and remade them for an industrial age. Eleven stories with characters you’ll recognize, but they will not turn out like you remember. (Titles and authors on ebook seller page…)



Liar, traitor, those were the words that hung over Lieutenant Eden Brown’s head. Now all she had to do was make sense of what was happening to her. Somehow, she woke up in the Hybrid City. The military wanted her court-martialed. The Hybrids wanted her loyalty, or they would turn her over to the government. She wanted…and therein laid the problem. Time was running out and what she really wanted to know was why Jaziel made her heart beat faster. Did she believe in the Hybrid cause, or did she simply want one of them as her own?      Jaziel was given the duty of guarding the prisoner. It was not one he wanted, but the lives of his people were at stake. Watching her would have been easier if she didn’t remind him of sunshine. She was one strange quirk after another, soft yet harder than steel. His lips wanted to tilt up when he was around her. Was she a hero or a traitor to the American people? Had she come to kill the Hybrids? Could she be trusted? He needed an answer before he went and did something foolish like falling for the enemy.
Time was running out, and a target was placed on Eden and Jaziel’s heads. They were wanted dead or alive. There was no time left, and they had to decide if the first bloom of romance and the possibility of a relationship was enough to establish trust. If not, someone would die. Was love worth placing your life on the line for?             Amazon KU


Kidnapped, used, abused and dead. Those were my last memories before I died. I didn’t stay dead though. My skin is different now, and there’s chattering in my head. Opening my eyes everything shines, I feel stronger. Catching a glimpse of myself, I don’t look completely human anymore either.
When I find the others who are aboard this ship with me, they drop to their knees calling me their Queen. Hmm, Queen Cecelia. I can live with that. On earth I was just my sister Valerie’s thorn – here I think I’ll be a Goddess. What else will I find?                         Amazon KU


The mist will taint all life unless she finds a way to stop it. Despite her best efforts, Agathe didn’t kill the King, but she did escape with something even more valuable. Stealing back her magic was a good start. Now, she must find a way to save the Kingdom from the rising mist and the threats within. The spells that used to protect are fading fast with deadly consequences. After more than a century of peace, the monsters have returned to attack the towns and villages, but they’re not the only danger. A sickness in the mist mutates everything it touches—except for Agathe. She’s special. If only she knew how to use that to her advantage. Who can she ask for help? Who should she believe?
Maric, the King’s most valued soldier—and her lover—wants her to return to the Citadel and join forces with the monarch who stole her magic once before. Then there’s Zanir, a smooth-tongued liar who taunts her via a mirror. He promises her answers. Demands that she come to him so he can show her the truth. The fact is, both men want to use her, and the wrong choice might mean the end of Agathe—and the Kingdom.

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Vampires with a vendetta. The Queen of Voodoo. Nasty necromancers. Just another day in my life. If you need a magical mystery solved, apparently I’m your gal. As the go-to private detective for the supernatural community, I’ve got every shifter, fae, and ghoul knocking on my door. Now the local vampires have decided to test me by leaving a dead shifter in a public park. Ever handled a pack of shifters looking for revenge? It’s not pretty. And right now, I don’t have the time to settle a feud. I have to get to New Orleans and find a necromancer to help me pull my ghoul’s soul from the other side. In classic mom fashion, I put my foot down and force the vampires to give up the killer so I can finally head out of town. The Crescent City springs more surprises on me than a jack-in-the-box and I’m on a roll from the moment we touch down. I accidentally unleash centuries-old magic on a plantation owned by six mundie sisters, and then I’m off and running through the swamps just to evade demons and more vampires. After I’m forced to seek the help of the infamous Marie Leveau, I’m officially fed up. My best friend is fighting for her life, and by the time I get to the necromancer,]]] I have to stop one of the Houdun Loa from hijacking my attempt to bring Selene’s spirit across. Whatever happens next, I’ve made it clear to every magical being in bayou country why it’s a very bad idea to underestimate me.                      Amazon KU


Hyacinth Finch’s life-after-death just got more complicated. High on her to-do list: Stop Satan from stealing any more of Archangel Michael’s powerful relics, marshal her Dead Army of two thousand souls, and recapture dozens of escaped Hell Demons, to prevent six thousand dead Nazis from wreaking havoc in the world. And on top of all that, her onetime ghost boyfriend has hijacked the body of a former German militant, which has its ups and downs for their relationship. Then, just when things seem to be under control, her nephew Geordi’s powers start leaking out, and Hyacinth’s own begin to change. She must discover where their abilities originated. But as she digs deeper, will the truths she uncovers do more harm than good? And more importantly—can she figure it out, before Satan escapes from Hell and takes Geordi for himself?

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VS Note: A re-release

Vampire Cat Crawfield is experiencing a new role as a mother. Turns out, trying to manage a perfect domestic life for her daughter is more…challenging than Cat ever imagined. Since things have finally quieted down in the undead world, her husband, Bones, suggests that Cat recharge by spending a girls-only getaway with her best friend, Denise. Cat and Denise intend to spend the week doing nothing more than dancing, drinking, and sightseeing. Unfortunately, they stumble across a deadly summer solstice ritual performed by powerful witches who have no intention of letting their uninvited guests live to reveal what they saw. Will this girls-only getaway turn out to be the last vacation – ever! – for Cat and Denise?

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Josslyn Drake knows only three things about magic: it’s rare, illegal, and always deadly. So when she’s caught up in a robbery gone wrong at the Queen’s Gala and infected by a dangerous piece of magic—one that allows her to step into the memories of an infamously evil warlock—she finds herself living her worst nightmare. Joss needs the magic removed before it corrupts her soul and kills her. But in Ironport, the cost of doing magic is death, and seeking help might mean scheduling her own execution. There’s nobody she can trust. Nobody, that is, except wanted criminal Jericho Nox, who offers her a deal: his help extracting the magic in exchange for the magic itself. And though she’s not thrilled to be working with a thief, especially one as infuriating (and infuriatingly handsome) as Jericho, Joss is desperate enough to accept. But Jericho is nothing like Joss expects. The closer she grows to Jericho and the more she sees of the world outside her pampered life in the city, the more Joss begins to question the beliefs she’s always taken for granted—beliefs about right and wrong, about power and magic, and even about herself. In an empire built on lies, the truth may be her greatest weapon.

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THE IVORY KEY by Akshaya Raman

Vira, Ronak, Kaleb, and Riya may be siblings, but they’ve never been close or even liked each other that much. Torn apart by the different paths their lives have taken, only one thing can bring them back together: the search for the Ivory Key, a thing of legend that will lead the way to a new source of magic. Magic is Ashoka’s biggest export and the only thing standing between them and war with the neighboring kingdoms—as long as their enemies don’t find out that the magic mines are nearly depleted. The siblings all have something to gain from finding the Ivory Key, and even more to lose if they don’t. For Vira, the Ivory Key is the only way to live up to the legacy of her mother, the beloved former maharani. Ronak plans to get out of his impending political marriage by selling the Ivory Key to the highest bidder. Kaleb has been falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani, and this is the only way to clear his name. And Riya needs to prove her loyalty to the Ravens, the group of rebels that wants to take control away from the maharani and give it to the people. With each sibling harboring secrets and conflicting agendas, figuring out a way to work together may be the most difficult task of all. And in a quest this dangerous, working together is the only way to survive.

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Harper Harlow-Monroe is settling into married life well. Her biggest problem is her best friend Zander, who is planning his own wedding. That is until a new resident comes to Harper with a poltergeist problem. Beckham Lighthouse is located in a unique spot, where the lake and the river meet. When a body washes up on the shore close to the building, talk turns to the poltergeist … which they’re having zero luck dealing with. Harper’s husband Jared, a local police detective, believes they’re looking for a human culprit. Harper thinks her case and his might be connected. Together, they have to dig deep. Things take a turn when …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)    Amazon KU


All Luis Gonzalez wants is to go to prom with his boyfriend, something his “progressive” school still doesn’t allow. Not after what happened with Chaz Wilson. But that was ages ago, when Luis’s parents were in high school; it would never happen today, right? He’s determined to find a way to give his LGBTQ friends the respect they deserve (while also not risking his chance to be prom king, just saying…). When a hit on the head knocks him back in time to 1985 and he meets the doomed young Chaz himself, Luis concocts a new plan-he’s going to give this guy his first real kiss. Though it turns out a conservative school in the ’80s isn’t the safest place to be a gay kid. Especially with homophobes running the campus, including Gordo (aka Luis’s estranged father). Luis is in over his head, trying not to make things worse-and hoping he makes it back to present day at all.

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Once upon a time there lived… a beautiful prince who kissed a frog. A cinder-smudged child who hid a secret. A princess who climbed a long braid of golden hair for love. A thumb-sized boy with the courage of a giant. And a valiant little tailor whose wit was as sharp as her needle. These stories and many more await you in this delightful collection of classic fairy tales, lovingly retold and featuring characters who receive wonderfully queer happily-ever-afters! Let these new takes on the Brothers Grimm warm your heart and nurture your yearning to see yourself reflected in beloved favorites.

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Just when I get my happy ending, dark entities arrive in town to screw everything up! Here I am, blissfully minding my own business, tattooing the residents of Silver Springs when I’m thrown into the middle of a fight between the witch covens who believe my nerdy necromancer sweetheart, Daire, is responsible for ghosts attacking the town. Of course, my witch sweetheart, Ian, is the High Priest of one of those covens. Now, he’s torn between his friendship with Daire and the powerful coven members who are too scared to figure out the truth and want to banish Daire from town. In the middle of all this, I find my mother’s lost diary with a little ghostly help of my own. Is someone trying to help me buy a vowel by giving me the diary? Will it lead me to the truth about my mother’s death, which might be connected to the poltergeist attacks? Sadly, her diary is bound with blood magic and I’m a psychic with zero magical abilities. Time is running out and I can’t lose my mates. Can my vampire sweetheart, Aiden, help me unravel the mystery of the cursed diary before everything comes crashing down?                  Amazon KU


“Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you’ve already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company.” There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again. It isn’t as friendly as Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. And it isn’t as safe. When Eleanor West decided to open her school, her sanctuary, her “Home for Wayward Children,” she knew from the beginning that there would be children she couldn’t save; when Cora decides she needs a different direction, a different fate, a different prophecy, Miss West reluctantly agrees to transfer her to the other school, where things are run very differently by Whitethorn, the Headmaster. She will soon discover that not all doors are welcoming.

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Fall deeply in love with four mermaids and the heroes who capture their hearts in this mer-vellous collection of tales. Let a sexy Scotsman pull you from the sea, break a family curse for a Viking prince, be seduced by a hot doctor with secrets, then team up with an alien to stop terrorists from destroying your planet. Start reading these four steamy stories now!

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Sabrine, a Greenwitch, has grown up thinking that the female, winged warriors known as the Daughters were unrepentant killers, gleefully slaughtering all humans who stood in their way. This all changes when her ex, vampire Lora Walker, resurfaces with a shocking revelation–Sabrine’s mother was once the feared leader of the Daughters. Sabrine has unknowingly been groomed to be her mother’s assistant. Now Sabrine needs to reevaluate everything she thinks she knows, and she needs to do it fast, because the barrier that separates the magical world from the world of the humans is cracking open, and nobody knows why. And the only person she can rely on is the last person she wants to deal with: her ex-girlfriend.            Amazon KU


The day before Halloween, Jonathan Carlyle moved into his cottage on the beach. The cottage had been empty for all the years that The Elusive Cat next door had been open. He just showed up one day. He sat on his porch in the cold winds. And then he vanished. A haunted soul who touched all their lives with his presence and his disappearance. But why had he come? And how did he leave? Or was he dead?              Amazon KU


Rule #2 Don’t get Caught. I’m waiting, watching, and listening… always listening. While Jeriko fawns over my brother Basilus, and the Mad King cooks up a new dark recipe for disaster, I’m bidding my time within the chaos. Things would be going smoothly for me if my eldest brother wasn’t trying to marry me off. Now I have to break a Prince’s heart, understand my own messy feelings, and then tear an entire kingdom to the ground before my father kills us all. Sounds simple. Right?     Amazon KU


In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.
When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

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Jude Devoe has been an outsider her entire life. As a hybrid, latent shifter, she has one foot in two vastly different worlds. The world of her wizard father and the world of her falcon mother. Because she can’t fully shift, she focuses on magic and taking care of Lahn, her wizard brother. Ever since the leaders of their nest killed their parents, Lahn’s been driven by revenge. His need for vengeance sends them to Cleveland to take out the vampire coven on the behest of the anti-vampire church leader. Jude will do anything to keep her brother safe but going after innocents is a step too far.
Vampire Temple has been around a couple hundred years, but he’s never felt anything like the draw to an elusive female he saw in a video. He has no idea what she really looks like, only that her people have branded her an outcast and she is working for the anti-vampire church. When he scents something amazing outside the club one night, he knows it’s her, and he follows his instincts to locate her. He finds her hiding out with her wizard brother after planning a devastating blow to the coven. Can Temple get past her connection to the church, or will he always wonder where her loyalties lie? Will they both come out on the other side alive when her brother interferes in their relationship in a dangerous way?

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Being cursed for a century is easy compared to what Keira has to face when she wakes up…
When Keira wakes up to find herself in an abandoned castle, with only the son of a rival kingdom to help her, she is thrust into a world full of prophecies, dark magic, and chaos.
After inheriting her Seer powers, Gretel found it easier to hide from the world. But now she’s needed to help a Princess become a Queen.

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Colton has lived on his own ever since his wife died tragically. It’s been ten years, and he can’t bring himself to move on. The idea of loving someone new isn’t even on his radar. In fact, every time he tries to start dating again, something happens that makes him realize just how horrible of an idea that really is. Angel has been hiding on Dragon Isle for months, trying to escape from the hex her sister put on her. The spell makes it terribly difficult for her to do anything at all, yet the only way to break it is for her to fall in love. Angel’s sister thought she was being clever and giving Angel the push she needed to find love, but all she really did was drain all of her energy, and now her life. The hex was supposed to dissolve after one of the people involved in the spell died. Well, Angel’s sister died weeks ago, and the hex still seems to be strong. It makes it difficult to focus, and the headaches it brings are wildly out of control. The worst part of the hex, though, is that it makes every dragon shifter on the damn island look like a delicious treat. When Colton walks into the restaurant where she’s been hiding out, Angel realizes that all bets are off. She needs a dragon. She needs that dragon. But will jumping into a fake marriage be enough to break the hex?

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Ivy – If Susan wasn’t so uptight, none of this would be a problem. It wouldn’t. Not really. As it is, she’s the biggest Bridezilla I’ve ever seen, which is why I’m stuck interviewing actors to play my boyfriend at her upcoming nuptials. The guy I choose is tall, dark, and…nerdy. Like, ultra-nerdy. He plays video games and reads comics, and he’s seen more anime than me, which is no easy task. Lincoln has a secret, though. It’s something beyond the normal nerdiness. It’s something that he doesn’t want anyone to know about. I want to know about it, though. What is this guy hiding? And why do I have a feeling that it’ll change everything?             Lincoln – When I started running my fake date service, I didn’t expect to meet someone like Ivy. I didn’t expect to want more than just a single date. I couldn’t have possibly planned any of this. That’s exactly what’s happening, though. Just one date, and my inner-tiger lets me know that yeah, she’s our mate. Unfortunately for me, she doesn’t know I’m a tiger shifter, and she doesn’t know I think she’s my one true love. Is Ivy strong enough to handle the truth? Am I?

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A secret order, hunted by two rival kingdoms. A network of spies and saboteurs. Valia Iceborn is the daughter of two worlds, and a servant of none: her mother was a Northern outlaw and her father a Southern deserter. She grew up in the wilds of No Man’s Land, but the open sea is her home. She swears no allegiances, lest they be to gold. Knight Protector Portia Daysen is a loyal of daughter of the empire. She goes where she’s told, and does what she’s told. When the empire sends her to the bustling city of Black Port to ferret out a mysterious secret order threatening stability in the region, she doesn’t think twice. Plunged into a world of deceit and derring-do, where no one is who they pretend to be, and nothing is at it seems, Daysen’s investigation leads her to Valia’s dock. And crossing sabers with the most formidable – and charming – foe of her career might be the last mission Knight Protector Portia Daysen ever takes.             Amazon KU


Clover, High Princess of Thornwharf, has survived torture and death. Reborn as the goddess Emnera, she must embrace her new role in order to defeat the shadows that threaten the realm. With new alliances, old friendships, and a dagger of great power, Clover will journey across the realm and join the final battle to defeat the Dark Wizard. Meanwhile, Calian’s mind is compromised with the lingering shadow magic used by the Dark Wizard. Time is running out for our beloved Ashana and a new character just might be the final breaking point to cast him into darkness. The outlaw known throughout the realm as the Hooded Mercenary, is on the path to vengeance. When his past threatens his future, will his quest for revenge turn to tide in the war?            Amazon KU


Hadley Hunter is living the good life until a group of authors shows up on Moonstone Bay, and one of them clearly has murder on their mind. Jasmine Riley was the lone female writer in a male-dominated genre, and she was on top of her game. When she winds up dead in the ditch on the highway outside of the city, suspicion turns to her competition. There’s just one problem … the culprit might be supernatural. Hadley not only finds the body but is injured in the aftermath, catching a glimpse of a door to another world before losing consciousness. Did the head injury cause her to hallucinate, or was it something more? Galen taps Hadley to be his partner on the case, convinced that’s the best way to keep her from finding trouble. Unfortunately for both of them, plane doors are starting to open all over the island, and with them come monsters from another world. That means trouble continuously finds them. Plane doors are forbidden on Moonstone Bay, but somebody doesn’t care about the rules. Hadley is determined to find answers … and she gets help in the form of Bay Winchester, a Michigan witch on her honeymoon with FBI Agent Landon Michaels. Together, they start digging … and find that not all monsters are obvious. Someone is controlling the plane doors. That someone is putting everyone on the island at risk. Hadley is determined to find out who … and stop them. Along the way, she will find new friends … and maybe even the ever-elusive shark shifter she’s been dying to cross paths with. It’s a meeting of powerful witches and a battle for the ages. Strap in and enjoy the ride.             Amazon KU


Some say midnight is the witching hour. Are you ready to believe in magic? Enter a world of supernatural mysticism, where Witches, Werewolves, Fairies, Vampires, Demons, and more roam the shadows at night. Are you brave enough to journey with bestselling and award-winning authors into fantastical worlds where spells are cast, curses broken, heroic friends are made, and adventures are filled with epic excitement? The magic happens at midnight…don’t miss it.

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Stephen Marshall is a pregnant Omega trapped in the skin of his wolf. A monster left Stephen scarred for life. Stephen might’ve escaped one hell, but he’s far from fixed. Everyone believes he’s a lost cause, that he’s only holding on until his baby is born. Everyone but Dom. Dom sees him—really sees him. The Alpha doesn’t care about his flaws or his insecurities. Dom offers him everything, but Stephen doesn’t believe he’s worthy of Dom’s love. Alpha Dom Morton has resigned himself to a life of loneliness. Raised in a lawless pack of monsters, Dom knows he’s not suited to be anyone’s mate. After meeting Stephen, Dom wants more. Dom doesn’t care that the baby growing in Stephen’s belly isn’t his. Stephen is his to protect and cherish. Working with unwanted animals taught Dom he’s more than a killer. That he’s capable of caring for others, but is he ready to become Stephen’s mate?   Amazon KU


NOTE: Improbable is an ongoingserial. This is the third season. New episodes are available weekly on Kindle Vella. A new season (ten episodes) will be published on Kindle approximately every two months. Nine heiresses are missing in Gilded Age New York with no ransom demand. Journalist Miriam Cole’s sister was the first to vanish twelve years ago. The only connection? They all attended the exclusive Pembroke School. Now, a bizarre murder has Miriam on the run, questioning the very nature of reality as she joins forces with a handsome ex-Pinkerton agent, a reluctant psychic, Mark Twain, and the NY League of Skeptics. Can Miriam find the girls or will New York City be destroyed in the crossfire?            Amazon KU


From the time I joined the Knights of Boudica, I’ve pretended to be just like all the others. A magic specialty or two. Skilled with a blade. An innate sense of justice. But normal is overrated, right? Now that I know there are more ancient and powerful stones out there, I won’t rest until I find them. If that means using more of my magic and risking exposure, then it’s a chance I have to take. My research leads me to a place I never imagined. A place where history is stored. And secrets are revealed. Unfortunately my discoveries put a target on my back. I can’t make a move without a vampire breathing down my neck. Of course, there’s one vampire whose closeness I don’t really mind—if only he wasn’t a dark prince with a deadly past and a monstrous family. If only he wouldn’t kill me on the spot if he finds out what I truly am. With the race on to claim the remaining stones, I have to put my personal feelings aside and do the job I was born to do. These stones could change the world for the better—or they could be the end of us all.                  Amazon KU


When a client at Fang’s gym collapses after a vigorous work out in the ring, does that spell natural causes or something more sinister? The deceased isn’t quite sure and decides it’s time to investigate, via Zeus. Wanda is none too pleased since this victim is a bit of a curmudgeon. But if there is a killer on the loose, better to know and stop them before any body else becomes a victim. Can Wanda find out the truth so Zeus will be rid of the burp inducing grump? And will Fang be able to gain back his reputation as a gym to gain and maintain your health and not as a way to death’s door?

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ELUSION (THE FAE REALM BOOK 5) by Cathlin Shahriary

Sent on a mission by the Seelie king, Maddock ventures into the Coille. However, the Coille didn’t earn the nickname the Deadly Wood by chance. After a near-fatal attack, Maddock is left depending on the kindness of a stranger to save him. Enora, an Unseelie healer, sets out on a personal errand to refresh her supply of herbs. Though dangerous, she bravely travels into the Deadly Wood. It should’ve been easy—get in, harvest the plants, get out. Unfortunately for her, an attack by one of the forest’s beasts proves things aren’t simple. Especially when her escape leads the creature to harm an innocent, and she can’t ignore her healer instincts. Trapped together in a forest intent on killing them, Maddock and Enora quickly learn they only have each other. However, if he discovers her identity, the trust they built may shatter, ruining any prospect of survival.       Amazon KU


VS Note: From DEC 21

Wren is determined to have an adventure this holiday season, but no one mentioned she might find her mate! Chafing under the watchful gaze of her overprotective big brother, Wren Oberon had to use all of her fae powers to get her sneaky-sneak on so she could attend the holiday party of the year at Othercross. Now she finds herself in a compromising position with no help in sight—until some random wolf shifter comes to her aid in a most dramatic fashion. When he claims to be her fated mate, Wren begins to wonder if she might need a second rescue. Before she can determine if the guy’s a nutjob, her hot-headed brother finds her and locks her away for her own good. But Wren can’t stop thinking about the sexy shifter and what their mutual attraction might mean. Can she figure out a way to escape her brother’s enchantments or will she live the rest of her life wondering what might have been?

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VS Note: From DEC 24

This new fey world is having some growing pains. In the aftermath of wild magic running amok over the Earth, Vervain and Azrael are trying their best to find a way to coexist happily with humans. Most of the world has gone fey-crazy, elevating faeries to a celebrity status, but there are still those who haven’t gotten over the horrors that the wild magic wrought, and they don’t like the fact that more and more faeries are coming to Earth. On top of dealing with these hate-mongers, there’s the legal issues that arise, making faeries the target of law enforcement as well, including Vervain’s friend, Austin. But all of these matters take a backseat to babies. During the time when raths to Faerie were open and wild magic ruled the world, many children were conceived. Now, those children are showing unusual traits, and without magical parents to protect them, Vervain fears for their safety. Human but with fey magic, these babies could be the key to peace between the races, or they could be the catalyst of war. Either way, the Godhunter is right in the middle of it all.     Amazon KU

SEASONS: PSYCOP BRIEFS VOLUME 2 by Jordan Castillo Price

VS Note: DEC 21

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…will keep a PsyCop from his duty. Because ghosts don’t take snow days. Seasons: PsyCop Briefs, Volume 2 contains four novelettes and fourteen short stories. This all-new, novel length collection begins right where PsyCop 12, Other Half, left off, with Vic and Jacob’s honeymoon. It then cycles through each season, highlighting various moments in the series with laughs, scares, tender domestic scenes, and of course, ghosts—then circles around to Other Half again.

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STARFIRE (GRIM GATE BOOK 2) by Emily Goodwin

They say if you take a secret to the grave, the truth will stay buried. But that’s not exactly true in my case, and each hidden truth that surfaces turns out to be even more dangerous than the last. As a medium, I’m used to seeing the line that divides the living from the dead. Almost crossing said line? Yeah…I’ll never get used to that. Though every secret I unearth seems to push me closer and closer to that very fate. I’m not exactly helpless this time around, at least. I’ve spent the last few months training and learning everything I can about magic, and having a demon-hunting boyfriend doesn’t hurt either. Just when it seems like I’m finally getting things figured out, I discover the biggest lie of them all, and it changes everything…including my ability to trust the very person I thought I could count on more than anyone, leaving me to face the darkness just how I did before. Alone.

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CUNNING MAN by Lena Austin

St. John Everett ekes out a living as a bartender in New Orleans. Then the pandemic strikes and things begin to shut down — including the bar where he works. Things start looking up when Jin is notified that he’s inherited a cottage in England from a great-uncle he knew nothing about. Out of a job, with no employment opportunities on the horizon, Jin boards a plane to London. He falls immediately in love with the small cottage and the tiny village of Manuden, and in lust with his new solicitor, Rick Harrow. But Rick isn’t just his solicitor. He’s descended from a long line of Guardians of the local Cunning Man — the title and powers Jin inherited along with the cottage. No longer just a bartender, Jin is now a legendary male witch who uses prophecy, herbalism, and witch bottles to protect the local community. With his three magical white mice, his Guardian/lover, and the Witches of Essex, Jin must use his new powers as The Cunning Man to save the village, his lover, and his new friends from a pandemic gone wild. And who knows? If his talent making witch bottles is as good as it is with juggling booze bottles, he might even save the world.

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THREE BROTHERS FAIR by Emily Carrington

VS Note: Re-release

According to prophecy, three brothers must find their mates. But prophecies are often both right, and misunderstood. Prince of Seas (Three Brothers Fair 1): What’s the worst thing about being a water demon? You can’t tell your husbands apart. Of course, it doesn’t help when your newest mate-to-be disguises himself as his brother to win your hand. Prince of Land and Fire (Three Brothers Fair 2): Against his will, Lord Tian has fallen for a magical land creature — a gnome. Prophecy says he must wed a land creature and become a destroyer and spy. When Tian and Alastair play at BDSM and love they set in motion the destruction of the status quo. The Zephyr Prince (Three Brothers Fair 3): Andy is the eldest son of the ruling kelpie family. His two brothers have found their lovers, in accordance with an often-misunderstood prophecy. Now it’s Andy’s turn.

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Matt was my husband. I was supposed to be with him for the rest of my life when the accident happened and took him away from me. I wouldn’t love anyone else. I believed. Until, I meet Leif. He tells me to trust him and to take my chance with him. Except, I’m his hostage. Not only am I his hostage, but time is holding me captive too, and I’m suddenly trapped in a world that is not mine. The year is 1756, and I am strangely in Massachusetts Bay Colony. War between Great Britain and France explodes across New England, and terrorizes the territory. I don’t know how I got here, and all I want to do is find a way home. But, the more time I’m stranded here, the more I spend time with Leif, and I am compelled toward him. Our lives are becoming inextricably entwined, and I’m afraid of losing everything that I once knew and loved. I begin questioning where I truly belong as I think of the life I left behind. I wonder if I’m going to withstand this, because all I know for certain is he is bound to my survival… and to the truth of why I’m here.

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London, 1851. Centre of the empire, a bustling city with a hidden heritage that refuses to let go. Anne Device, daughter of a prostitute turned spiritualist, has seen it all — degradation, desperation, anger, pain, and sorrow. Unbroken by the rough and dirty streets of Whitechapel, Anne’s world revolves around her family — her mother, sister, and brother. Enter the charismatic and attractive Lord Carlyle, a gentleman magician who sees in Anne the potential to move worlds. For the first time Anne experiences the magic of romantic love. A rags to riches story she’d only imagined possible in a Faerie tale. On her glorious wedding night she willingly gives her body, but the days that followed will test her very soul.

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Arabella Baker, her daughters, and the Karma Bakery rocked Christmas. Now she can put more into place instead of constantly running to make all the orders for the holidays. Until Valentine’s Day at least. All bets are off then. She’s also excited to work on her personal relationships. She feels like she’s surrounded herself with friends rather than people who worship her or even just employees. People who really value her, and then there’s the men who want to be with her. Even with a hiccup, she feels like she can handle progressing her relationships. It’s a good place to be. So of course, everything has to blow up. Not with the bakery. New Year’s Eve is a cakewalk compared to what they’ve already been doing, and the path seems a smart one for the bakery. No, this is personal, and something she hoped to never have to deal with. Life will never be the same once the curtain is pulled back this time. But does Arabella have the right people at her back this time, or will history repeat itself and break her?                     Amazon KU


When the prize is death, some games are better lost than won. If she loses, she becomes his queen, and he unleashes war across Earth and Tir n’Aill alike. If she wins, he dies. The answer seems clear. But then why can’t she bring herself to want victory? The longer Abigail wanders through his Maze of Shadows, the less sure she becomes of anything—allies, enemies, wrong, right, evil, good, hate…and love. With every twist and turn, her heart is more fully trapped in his snare. Facing the choice of whether to win—and kill the Bloody Prince—or lose and become his queen, Abigail can’t decide which is worse. In fact, she is starting to think that she might no longer want to win at all. No matter the cost.                        Amazon KU


Fergus McGregor doesn’t like change. It was difficult enough leaving behind the pub that had been in his family for centuries. Now he has to accept not only a new boat but also more help behind the bar? Though he prefers to work alone, when he sees the soulful brown eyes across from him, they make him want things he never thought he wanted. Seven years have passed since Montgomery’s older brother left and came to the human realm, leaving a young Montgomery behind. Now, Montgomery is old enough to leave the fae realm and finally find his own mate. He doesn’t care who he is, only that he got away from his parents. First, according to the Fate Thomas, he has to take a little vacation aboard the Beloved Gem. But who is the cranky redhead behind the bar, and why does he make his body tingle? Montgomery grew up thinking vampires couldn’t be trusted around fae because of the draw of their blood. He’s learned differently and discovered the pleasure from Fergus’s bite can be quite…enticing. And well, Fergus learns just how much trouble a little fae can be.

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When stray human Matthew wanders into Black Dog shifter pack territory, he’s injured and vulnerable. The last thing Matthew expects is for the pack’s alpha to be the home he’s always been looking for. Bram can’t believe his nose when the trespasser his enforcers drop at his feet turns out to be something entirely different. Nursing Matthew back to health becomes Bram’s priority, but the pack isn’t thrilled to have a human in their midst. When the pack gives them an ultimatum—either Matthew joins the pack in truth or leaves—the only question is, if he decides not to stay, will Bram be able to let him go?                Amazon KU

V.A.M.P. – BOOK TWO: BORN by Kimberly Todd

Katerina fell madly in love with an 800-year-old lesbian vampire—that was the easy part. Now she must learn to navigate the seductive and dangerous consequences of the vampire world. Will her internal struggle to hold onto who she truly is and all that is pure, survive her cravings for blood? Serena Vanderen already rescued the love of her life once from the vicious Hapsbergen family. Now she must fight to protect Katerina from herself and the terrifying threat of losing her forever. Can Serena stop the woman who is most precious to her from becoming a mass murderer? Amazon KU


I was a dragon. Dragons didn’t run from any situation. Not even a dragon disguised as a witch. Well … at least not from any situation that involved the archive or my duty, because apparently I fled before anything even remotely personal. Including surprise double dates. A masked gala. A solstice celebration with the werewolves. Broken relics and doorways leading not only to other realms, other mythical and magical creatures, but to other possible futures. For me. And maybe even for Kellan. And, well … that’s all just another day at the office for me. Though my witch disguise really wasn’t going to hold up for much longer. Because even though I’d accepted my role as head curator at the magical archive of the National Museum of Ireland, and all the duties that came with being the Archivist of the Modern World, apparently I didn’t like the restrictions that came along with that. Because I couldn’t build the life I truly wanted — the dream unfurling in the dark chambers of my heart — on lies and half-truths. Which meant that a moment was looming when I’d be faced with a choice that I couldn’t bear to walk away from. A choice that I might be willing to lose everything else to obtain.

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VS Note: From DEC 21

The vampire queen has called for my death. I know I should run. But I can’t. Everyone else thinks I should flee and find a safe place to hide. They don’t think I can take her on, and who can blame them? The vampire queen is over a thousand years old. She’s had centuries to grow stronger and learn how to fight. I’ve had a month. I’m brutally outclassed. Almost. I possess one advantage—if I can bring myself to use it. My dual heritage. There’s only one other like me on the planet, and at the height of his powers, he challenged the very gods themselves. It’s a double-edged sword, though, considering he went insane with bloodlust. But it’s the only chance I have to end her ruthless reign and save not only myself but my mother. Taking her throne won’t be easy, and I know better than to do it alone. First, I’ll have to convince Aaron that it’s the right move. There’s some history between him and her that he’ll have to overcome. I just hope that it won’t ruin the budding future I see between us. After all, what’s the point in going up against the darkness, if there’s no light at the end?

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WOLF ON ICE (LOVE AT FIRST PUCK BOOK 1) by Kallie Frost and Harper B Cole

An alpha wolf’s family legacy…The son of famous ‘Slapshot’ Sandulff himself, Zane has big skates to fill. When the pressure becomes too much, he transfers to a school where he can keep his family happy by playing hockey, but without worrying about the pro shifter league catching wind of him.
Hoping to find himself, instead he discovers two brothers, an underdog team dreaming of making its mark, and an omega he can’t stop thinking about…An omega who hates playing…All Wesley wants to do is work his way toward a degree in journalism. Had he known actually playing a sport for a semester was a requirement, he would have chosen a different school. Now it’s too late and the only thing standing between him and his degree is the ice. Then he meets Zane. Thrown together to improve their game, neither expects the sparks to fly off of the ice too… As the championship game draws closer, Zane and Wesley have an unexpected deadline of their own; Wesley’s due date.   Amazon KU


Vonda Winterbourne is, sadly, a lady. Much to her regret. And her parents expect her to act like one. That includes marrying a nice white witch who can provide her safety, companionship, and all the comforts one could desire in their gilded cage. Hiram Nádasdy is no gentleman. He’s a black witch with a reputation that strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But not in the girl. No, the girl is fearless, reckless, and determined to know him. He ought to reveal the darkness lurking in his heart and scare her away before it’s too late, but he’s curious about her as well. And, frankly, he’s not sure it would work. Black witches don’t befriend white witches, and white witches don’t fall in love with black witches. They certainly don’t marry them. Or do they?               Amazon KU


After a lifetime of hiding, I’m about to share my heat with the pack that saved my life. Kam and I are in hiding after the Committee’s attempt to capture and expose us. Our old lives are over, and our new lives as part of the alphomic underground are just beginning. Before they do, we’ll take this chance to live and love as our kind was always meant to. A fleeting glimpse into a better, happier life, and then we’ll return to the fight to free our people from oppression. At least, that was the plan. When the operative who recruited us disappears after a meeting gone wrong, everything descends into chaos. As an upper-level member of the underground, Rhys Beckett has information that could raze the secret resistance group to the ground, taking all of us with it. Jax, Alex, and Flynn are determined to get him back before the worst happens—but when the would-be rescuers start disappearing one by one, our fragile new life is in danger of crumbling around us before it ever really started. In the end, a bitter enemy may be our only hope for survival. He may also be our ultimate downfall. 

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When nineteenth-century rancher Bart James sends off for a mail-order bride, he doesn’t expect her to come from the future. She’s not exactly who he sent for, but one look at her makes him want to keep her. When modern-day Livia Morgan lands in 1895 Wyoming, the peace of the land soothes her traumatized soul, even as Bart excites her heart. But when she learns she’s arrived in place of his mail-order bride, whom she knows—from history—is murdered three days after coming to Wyoming, she and Bart must find the murderer, to keep Livia from suffering the same fate. Is it the cattle baron and his violent rustlers who are aiming to take Bart’s land and herd who did the deed? Or the mail-order bride’s disreputable brother, bent on stealing a fortune?    Amazon KU


Susten is free at last from the Rook and Feather Stronghold! With the help of his friends, Feral Moonscales’s used Moonscale Talon, and the Pheromone Swap dating and romping app he’s living his life to the fullest. Not interested in commitment or being tied down, he never sees any Alpha more than once and as far as he’s concerned, he can live this way forever. Besides, what’s the problem with sampling a bit of everything the world has to offer? Nathaniel Blake used to be a lion shifter. Now, after spending a decade as a captive stuck in his lion form, he figures he’s probably a human shifter. That is a lion that probably has a human form or at least would if he could outsmart Hasen, his warden and ringmaster of the all-shifter circus he’s forced to perform death defying stunts for every night when the lights are dimmed. If he were alone, the once firefighter would probably make a run for it, but his twin sister shares in his captivity. Making a break for freedom means risking her life too and that’s not something he’s willing to do for anything less than guaranteed freedom.
Both men’s lives will change forever when the circus arrives in Green Bay and their true-mate response kicks into full gear. The only question that remains is what happens when Nathaniel is unleashed, and a decade of rage pours out of him. Will love be enough to save him from himself?   Amazon KU


Exiled from her wolf pack, Savannah Rex is lucky to run into Gerri Wilder, though she has no idea that the matchmaker has a plan for her. She thinks Gerri is helping her get a new job, until she ends up colliding head-on with two very sexy lion shifters. Pride alpha, Diesel, and beta, Ryder, have plans to continue conquering the business world, but they can no longer deny something’s missing. With the help of the famed matchmaker, the two lions soon meet their match. And what an explosive meeting that is. Savannah is fiery, sexy and perfect for them. Now to convince her a triad is absolutely normal. Savannah challenges them in every way possible, but the wolf shifter has some unfinished business with her home pack. Can Ryder and Diesel persuade the sexy wolf to forget the ghosts of her past, or will continued assassination attempts force her to forget the future she could have with the lions?                  Amazon KU

MAKE MINE A BEAR (MATED BY CHANCE BOOK 3) by Harper B Cole and Colbie Dunbar

VS Note: From DEC 12

Bear shifter Terrell’s collection of antique books is his passion. When he discovers that an antique bookstore is opening in town, he’s one of the first people at their door. Terrell crosses his fingers that he’ll finally fulfill his quest and locate a first edition copy of his great-grandfather’s book. It might only be worth a few dollars to most, but to him it’s priceless. When Joe brings some misdelivered mail to his elderly neighbor, he finds the man crying, a soaking wet book in his hand. He soon discovers that it was the first book his neighbor ever owned and it wasn’t water that spilled on it—it was cranberry juice. After comforting him, Joe makes it his mission to find another copy, leading him to a new antique book store in town. Both men find more than they’re looking for at the shop, when a small piece of paper falls out of their books with directions to meet at the local dog park. If it weren’t for the quirky owner, neither of them would’ve thought anything of it—but with Mr. Lucas, you can never be sure. They both take a chance and head to the dog park, but are they willing to take a chance on love?               Amazon KU


The supernaturals banished the gods from earth. They should have done a better job. My life, as I know it, is over. My beloved career, my purpose, my very identity has been ripped from me. Because I now possess the devil’s magic. And no one around me is safe. Oh, and my dragon ex-partner-in-action wants my help saving the world. Again. But this time the enemy is no mere magically gifted human. I’m facing a vampire who’s been around for a millennium, maybe two, and who has more money, experience, and influence than I can possibly imagine. A vampire who’s somehow murdering the last remaining immortals. And if that’s not enough, he’s backed by a goddess. I thought my new devil’s magic was too much power for anyone to possess. But I’m terrified it won’t be enough to stop what’s coming.                     Amazon KU


VS Note: From DEC 14

Alana doesn’t believe in fate. She doesn’t believe in second chances, either. But when a wolf pulls her out of the ice, not even Alana’s swan can keep her from taking notice. Fay’s kind, beautiful, and everything Alana isn’t. From being a predator to moving away from her pack, Fay lives a life Alana would do anything to have. So when Fay suggests they start a fake relationship to spice up the holidays, Alana jumps at the idea. A new relationship is just the excuse she needs to skip out on visiting her folks. Falling for the she-wolf wasn’t part of the plan, but as the holidays come to an end, Alana finds herself fearing her flight home more than ever before. Can Alana find the strength to break away from her flock, or are her family’s expectations of her stronger than her heart?   AmazonKU


VS Note: From DEC 22

Lilias adores the depths of the sea, but when scales form on her legs, she discovers she’s Changing. Becoming something else. Something otherworldly. The top half of her body is still human, but her lower half is now morphing into that of a fish and soon, she’ll no longer be able to walk on land. In all her eight-hundred years, nothing like this has ever happened to her or any of her fellow water fae. She needs answers—and to find the eldest of her fae kind who’s gone missing—except it seems there is only one man who can aid her in her mission. His name is Levi Matheson, and he’s a fae-blooded shifter from a time far in the future. Never has Levi met a more maddening, stunning…um, woman/mermaid like Lilias? Intent on aiding her in her mission, he is sent hurtling across the realms with her. She’s evolving right before his eyes, and he’s running out of time. What’s worse? He’s also one-hundred percent certain she’s his fated mate. Which leaves one gaping problem. How on earth does he complete the bond with her when she has a tail?

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CHARLIE FOXTROT 101: THE WARRIOR BOOK 2 by Martha Carr and Michael Anderle

Idina Moorfield is officially a soldier in the army – with a little extra firepower. Her dark and magical little secret. Can she keep the new powers under control? Jump School may be her undoing.  It takes focus, determination, and steely courage to face her fears and jump out of a C-130 aircraft from 1,200 feet. That’s exactly what brings Idina’s abilities forward at inconvenient moments. Her magical abilities are acting up and changing. Visions of someone else’s past pop up at the wrong time. In them, voices talk about the Warrior. Is Idina the new Warrior? Can she put together the pieces of her family’s mysterious past to understand what is going on in her present and future? She’s determined to earn her Wings despite it all. But there are creature out there wanting her to fall. She has to figure out how to fight them on an Army base and not have her magic discovered. Will she succeed? Or will she have to explain and risk the curiosity or wrath of the US Army?               Amazon KU


VS Note: From DEC 8. Reviewers mostly seemed to like the story but be disappointed it was so short and hoped the author will write more stories in the future.

What do you do when you’re locked out of your ex’s basement apartment twenty minutes before sunrise? Seduce the neighbour, of course. Stranded for the day in a shabby apartment corridor, the vampire Aserad turns his charm (read: unbridled curiosity) on Selan, the unsuspecting human next door. Then he discovers he actually likes this strange spreadsheet nerd—and Selan might have secrets of his own. The Vampire Stayed for Breakfast is part of Parunthupuram Days, a new urban fantasy series set in a queernorm city with desi vibes.            Amazon KU


Never make a bargain with one of the Fae. It’s a rule everyone knows…and yet it’s one Alice’s family seems to ignore. After her brother loses their entire family fortune in a wager he cannot afford, Alice ventures into the Rose Briar Woods to make a deal with the formidable Fae marquis who now owns her family’s estate—a portrait in exchange for her brother’s freedom. But instead of Lord Ambrose, the young artist meets a mysterious masked man who saves her when her carriage is attacked by goblins. Even though he warns her to leave the woods, Alice finds herself working in the marquis’s manor. Right away, Alice realizes Lord Ambrose is not what she expects. He’s kind when the Fae are supposed to be cold, and he’s generous even though he wants to be rid of her. And more, he’s hiding a painful past—one that seems to have something to do with Alice herself. Soon, Alice is torn between the handsome marquis and the dashing masked bandit who continues to visit her in the evenings, but her heart tells her something is amiss. Because it seems very likely the two men Alice is taken with just might be the same man.         Amazon KU


It is neither intelligent nor polite to tell a true Southern woman with a gun she can’t do somethingBut after I was informed my career with the F.B.I. was dead in the water, I packed up what little pride i had left and returned to my hometown. The one I never thought I’d ever set foot in again. Whistler’s Hollow. When I left the Hollow 14 years ago, I never intended to return. But now I’m living in my childhood home, surrounded by hot guys, mischievous animals, and enough mystery for me to put my considerable talents to good use. Nothing is what it seems in this small Southern town, but I’m determined to unravel the tangled web of my past–before it destroys my future.       Amazon KU


Having a baby at my age is crazy enough. Try throwing another species into the mix. At 45, I never dreamed I’d be starting over. But here I am, newly single in a new little town. My BFF dragged me out on New Year’s Eve to celebrate my next chapter, And a pair of stunning blue eyes caught my attention. I definitely wasn’t there to find a new man, But when I felt my cheeks burning at the sight of him, I knew it wasn’t just another damn hot flash. So when he asked me to go back to his place to ring in the new year, He didn’t have to ask twice. But we ended up sharing much more than one wild night. I’m technically old enough to be a grandmother, but now I’m pregnant. On top of that? I just found out he’s part bear. As in not human. In that case, what exactly is growing in my belly? And how can I know I’ll be safe?                   Amazon KU


And on to the next territory to find my third mate. It is just one, right? Oh, good. Caden is all healed up and Brett still makes me want to punch him in the face, but now we’ve got other problems to face. Namely, what seems to be some sort of stalker situation with a deranged suitor claiming we’re ‘meant to be’. My mates think he’s crazy, but I can’t help but feel like it’s important that we meet.
So do I walk faster towards, him or away? And why does running sound like such a good idea when everything that I thought was solid falls into shambles? Everything is about to change, some of it has already changed, and other things are best left to the dream realm, where I have absolute control.   Amazon KU


An accidental meeting leads to a connection that will last forever… if they ever meet again. Ejected from her home, Nyna is forced to run across the city to her grandmother’s house. If she had known it was the night of her first heat, she might have jumped into the sewers instead of trying to outrun the huntsmen of the Overlord of Y’tel. Trapped in a colony city, she runs as fast as she can wearing her red cloak. The canine heads of the Lyron hunters focus on her, but they are waiting for the bell that lets them hunt. She hates that damned bell. Sornoth sees the flicker of red, catches her scent, and waits impatiently, quickly beating the fellow huntsmen who would have pursued her before he chases after her himself. When he catches her, the taste of her burns itself into his brain, and after he marks her, he sends her on to her destination. It will be two and a half years before they meet again, and when he meets his son for the first time, things change.



My demon ex has me trapped in a devil’s bargain. My mother is dying, and I need the help of my soulmates to save her: all four of my soulmates. That means I’ll have to rescue the half-witch, Hex Sorciere, from his evil coven before the clock runs out on Mom’s curse. The only person who can help me do that is Monster, the demon prince whose skin is literally tattooed with an aphrodisiac that I can’t resist. Once upon a time, he pulled me into his arms and into darkness: I can’t let that happen again. Crash Hex’s wedding to a demon mafia princess, stop the curse rotting my mother’s body, and visit the families of my vampire, werewolf, and fae husbands to stop a demon-witch war. What the hex is a busy mom, business owner, and wife of three gorgeous men supposed to do? Take her cursed pistols, her broom, and her best heels, and kick some serious a**, that’s what.   Amazon KU


A fae serial killer is on the loose targeting humans and I’ve been brought in to track him down. Except there’s a catch—I have to work alongside Corbin Frost again. Corbin is hot as hell and acts as if he owns me because he’s the only one who knows about my unusual fae powers. The reason he hasn’t turned me in is because I’ve got dirt on him, too. Dirt about his hidden demon side, which I think might secretly like me. It doesn’t matter that I might feel the same. If we want to survive this case, we’ll have to keep our wits about us. This serial killer leaves his victims unrecognizable. He’s bad news, and I’ll do whatever it takes to bring the sadist to justice. Even if it means going to the one place I shouldn’t—the land of the Fae. To remain unnoticed, I’ll need to rely on protective magic and put my trust in Corbin, although it could get me killed.                  Amazon KU


I know Gunnar is my true mate but I’m forbidden to tell him how I feel. It gets even worse because a vampire royal wants to claim me and I only have to until the end of this school year to figure how to control my own life and choose the man I love.                 Amazon KU


Taken by one enemy and held captive by another, Calla is forced deeper into the supernatural world of power games and deceit, used in a vicious attempt to gain leverage over the vampires she’s bound to. But she isn’t about to be a pawn—not again. Haunted by his dark and bloody past, Gabriel may have no choice but to reunite with the woman from his nightmares to get Calla back, while Atlas, Kade, and Lex are left to deal with the vampire hunters, an age-old threat that has made a deadly, modern-day comeback. When Calla finally gets the answers she’s been searching for and discovers there are more dangerous things than the men she wants to hate but her body craves, she must face the reality that letting herself care about them only gives her more to lose. And with enemies closing in on all sides, she could lose everything.                  Amazon KU


Aidyn Blackburn is a human, fighting in a dragon’s world. He’s had one mission since his mother died ten years before… Find the dragon responsible for killing her and make him pay. He’s spent the last decade learning to fight dragons and bouncing around from dragon cune to dragon cune, searching for any information he can find. He didn’t expect to find something else when he ventured into the territory of the the Valen Cune. Specifically, he didn’t expect to find Dux, their leader. When his attempts at strong-arming information out of the man doesn’t work, his slightly… softer approach backfires on both of them. Nothing changes a destiny faster than a baby. But just because they’re having a child together, doesn’t mean Dux wants him to stay, right? This isn’t a damn fairytale. Oh, and what about Aidyn’s revenge? And how the hell is he supposed to keep a diaper on a kid that can shift from human to dragon and back in the span of a sneeze?               Amazon KU


What If …Detective Abigail Cartwright has earned a reputation for solving weird homicide cases, but, when she’s called to a lecture hall at the local university, she faces the oddest one yet. During a What If … lecture, run by soon-to-be-retired Professor Gertrude Milligan, two students died. Without any signs of how or why. Confused, Abby digs in to solve the mystery, only to find several old cases connect—or do they? Were the two students murdered, or was something else going on? Professor Leon Wellington is worried about his aunt Gertie. Their personal history was bad enough, but to have two of her favorite students die right in front of her has left her shocked and grieving. How can she not be a prime suspect in this case? Then she goes missing …When the past collides with the present, the stakes are higher than ever, as a killer realizes how close he is to losing everything.

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VS: The next book in my STAR CRUISE  series is Mystery Dancer. I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia – did she survive the killing of her entire family? Were any of the women who claimed to be her telling the truth? I thought it would be a unique challenge to re-tell the story in a science fiction setting and having her on the run, trying to escape assassins by auditioning for the dance troupe on the cruise ship Nebula Zephyr was a natural fit.

STAR CRUISE MYSTERY DANCER: Tassia Megg is a woman on the run after the death of her elderly guardian. She needs to get off the planet in a hurry when chance directs her to an open dance audition for the luxury cruise liner Nebula Zephyr’s resident troupe. One thing Tassia can do is dance.

Security Officer Liam Austin is suspicious of the newest performer to join the Comettes. She shows all the signs of being a woman on the run and seems to fit the Sectors-wide broadcast description of a missing thief, accused of stealing priceless artifacts. As he gets to know Tassia during the cruise, he starts to wonder if she’s something more – a long vanished princess in hiding from deadly political enemies of her family perhaps?

And what’s the story with the three eyed feline companion other crew members swear Tassia brought aboard the ship? Does the animal even exist?

As the ship approaches its next port of call, all the issues come to a boil and Liam must decide if he’ll step in to help Tassia or betray her. F’rrh the alien cat is the key to the mystery and Tassia’s fate.

A science fiction romance take on the Anastasia tale…

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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!

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