As always, I recommend sampling before you buy! I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
He wants to set her soul alight. She wants to watch him burn… I made a mistake, now he’s going to make me pay. Meet Kyt, the rogue alien warrior version of a playboy. He’s all devilish good looks and angelic alien badness. He lives for the party, until my nearly catastrophic error means he’s put in charge of me. Playboy no longer, he’s just become the boss from hell and he’s in the perfect position to ensure I do his every bidding. If I don’t please him, and we don’t manage to break the sentient AI that controls all organic life on this planet, then we’re both in a whole heap of trouble. Although, given the way he’s been looking at me lately, I think I’m already in more trouble than I ever dreamed possible. Amazon KU
She wanted what any other woman wanted, love. He wanted to return home to his most prized possession, his hoard. But fate has other plans. Plans neither of them suspected. Tommie – She never expected to find love or to have a family of her own. It just wasn’t in the stars for her. Or for anyone really. With humanity half dead, and the remaining elderly males locked away in protective domes, she was one of the last remaining humans left. The last of humankind, teetering toward the brink of extinction, thriving on today, ignoring the sorrows of tomorrow. So when Earth suddenly announces its brand new program, the Re-population Initiative, and introduces several mated pairs who had successfully conceived, of course Tommie was ecstatic. For the first time in her entire life, she was given hope for a second chance. But then she got sick and everything changed. Vaethys- Lured, tricked, and sent to Earth to be a mate, Vaethys does everything he can to avoid fulfilling the deceptive contract he suddenly finds himself bound to. All he wants is to return to Zrestia, to his precious hoard and the deep oceans his heart calls home. But just as things were starting to go his way, something unexpected happens. He lays an egg. And if there’s one thing this drakon knows, it’s that he cannot return home without his unexpected mate and their unhatched young. Amazon KU
PIRATE WAR (TELEPATHIC SPACE PIRATES BOOK 4) by Carysa Locke
VS Note: Unfortunately after the post went to press the release date was changed by the author to FEB 12, 2022. It is available for pre-order.
She’ll do anything to get home. He’ll do anything to keep her with him, forever…Vanessa doesn’t have the luxury of building a happily ever after on a new planet like her fellow alien abduction survivors. She must get back to Earth. Her family needs her, and she can’t afford to let them down again. So, she’ll find a way to break Clecanian law and get home—even if she has to marry (and betray) a sexy space pirate to do it. Fejo can’t believe his luck when Vanessa, a gorgeous human with a sharp tongue, chooses him as her husband. He doesn’t know what he did to win her favor, but he’s determined to do everything in his power to make her happy. If only he could figure out why his alien bride is so reluctant to accept the kindness—and pleasure—he’s so eager to offer. Vanessa’s plan was simple. Until she started falling for her ridiculously charming husband. Now, she has to figure out how to get home without breaking Fejo’s heart—or her own. Easy, right? Amazon KU
For the last ten years, Martin King has been a rift repair technician for the Multi-verse Protection Corporation (MVP), closing gaps between universes. But he is ready for a change and joins a research team tasked with answering some exciting questions. “Exciting” quickly becomes “troubling” as the team learns that the multi-verse is on the fast track to a collision event that could destroy everyone and everything. MVP is there to help, right? Maybe not. Everything changes when Martin is kidnapped by an anti-MVP group who claims MVP is secretly propelling the collision. And if the multi-verse issues weren’t enough, several men make Martin rethink what it means to be single or even monogamous. Martin’s growing feelings for Luca, the data manager on his research team, and Tidus from the FOX universe, help him understand what’s truly at stake. Only one thing is certain, Martin must figure out how to keep the multi-verse and his love life from collapsing into chaos.
Revenge leaves a bad taste in his mouth, so perhaps the new woman on his ship could finally bring something better to his lips. Going through the civilized space and finally finding the killers of his parent still did not seem to bring him the peace of mind he had expected. There was still so much anger inside this man who had so much to offer but hid behind drinking and fighting. He had surprised himself when he saved a child and inherited an illegal robot that did amazing acts on his ship. He helped a teacher that turned out to be a beautiful woman who taught women how to fight back, so she became his ship’s pilot, but still something was missing. His friend, a con man with a price on his head, stayed with him to support him. Then the surprise to all of them came—when a military woman stole his ship, his most prized possession, and it changed his life and how he looked at the universe. Could revenge turn to love?
Vivian: My mission is simple, straightforward, really. Contact the Intergalactic Alliance and plead for help for Earth. But when I meet the Lord High Commander, nothing is simple or straightforward any longer. Draxor: The moment I lay eyes on the strange human, I know I have met my destiny and must make her mine. The only question is, will she surrender willingly?
Sometimes you find your future in someone else’s eyes. Alpha Prince Esak came to Thulnara for a reunion. One drunken night in the city changes everything when he runs into a woman whose eyes match his own. Discovering a parent you didn’t know you had is one thing, learning you found your fated mate on another planet… that’s quite another. Omega Blake’s first stay at Shore’s Home B&B was… interesting. His encounter with a man who wasn’t human shook him to his core. Not that he can tell others the man is other… what other he doesn’t know. Instead, he hides in his room anytime he isn’t working. When his boss sends him back to the B&B, he’s determined to keep his head down and go unnoticed. That plan fails the second Esak walks in the room. Forget the rules drilled into him since childhood. Blake wants to be noticed, and he’ll do what it takes to make that happen.
One hundred years ago the pirate ship Crimson Lady terrorized the space lanes, then she disappeared without a trace, leaving behind nothing but tall tales and legends. Until Tara Wyndham finds an artefact from the lost ship. Rys Kovas made a mistake when he left Fleet to take over his uncle’s tourist business. He jumps at the chance to hire out his luxury yacht to go hunting for a ghost ship with the lovely Tara and her grandfather. But murder, sabotage, and accidents mar their journey. It’s clear somebody doesn’t want them following the trail. As the danger ramps up Rys suspects there’s more to the mystery of the Crimson Lady than a long-lost spacefarer’s story. Can Rys, Tara, and her indomitable grandfather unravel the mystery and escape with their lives?
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
On a frozen wasteland of a planet, a girl is on the run with a wolf who is born to be a killer but bound to be her guide. As they fight to escape ice goblins, giant bears, and a ruthless leader intent on trapping them both, one question drives them relentlessly forward: where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide?
When Holly Crowe, an outsider in Dennamore, learns of the extraordinary discovery of alien artifacts, she stuns the inner circle of the space mission set out to unlock their mysteries by claiming she is meant to be their captain. Claire Gordon lives for fixing cars in her father’s workshop, hiking the Adirondacks, and reading science fiction, but it’s not enough. Desperate to find meaning in her life, Claire stumbles upon the secret space mission and may have finally found her purpose. As Holly and Claire work toward an uncertain future, only one thing is for certain–they will have to risk their lives and their hearts to discover the truth.
Captain Amanda Lee isn’t certain of whether she’s been rescued or captured by the trio of massive woodsmen who come upon her after she crashes. Unfortunately, although Amanda holds the ship until everyone can jump to safety, she doesn’t manage to make it to the ground entirely intact herself. Injured, lost in the wilderness of an alien world, her chances of survival aren’t good, but she isn’t convinced the handsome strangers that help her can be trusted either. Especially when she discovers they aren’t men at all. They’re cyborgs–dangerous rogues. When Caleb suggests that they should try to convince the woman they’ve rescued to accept them as mates, Kameron and Trinity think he’s a fool, but once the suggestion has been made they can’t dismiss it–despite the fact that Amanda seems more alarmed than thrilled by their efforts to woo her.
VS Note: From JAN 1
Life has a funny way of throwing a giant wrench into your life in the most unique way possible.
Ash survived hell with her ex-husband for years. She got out alive, but the scars he left run deep. When her best friend, Connie, tells her about the man she loves and where he comes from, Ash sees it as a way to escape her past. But it soon becomes the beginning of a new future. King Zasrus is the most powerful man in the Five Kingdoms. After losing the love of his life to sickness, Zasrus gives up any hope of ever finding love like that again. When his older brother returns from a far away planet, his life changes in the blink of an eye.Torn between unrelenting duties to his Kingdom and his people, and the powerful attraction towards a woman unlike any other, the king must find a balance between his role and his heart. Forced to choose between a responsibility he never truly wanted and the people he loves, King Zasrus learns who he is as the man beneath the crown, and what he is willing to do for those he cares about the most. Amazon KU
See the future. Set things on fire. Fall in love? A superpowered sci-fi romance. When dying alien ships materialized across the Earth, their nanite infection knocked Deneve Wilder out cold. She woke up with the ability to see the future. Determined to keep anyone from using her visions for evil, she took to the road. Giving up everything was a small price to pay for freedom. The ship that hit Jolie Betancourt’s town gave her the power to set things on fire. It was safer to start over in a new city. Then one terrible mistake demonstrated far too clearly that for her, solitude is safer. For everyone. So when Deneve shows up after a vision of Jolie being kidnapped, Jolie wants little to do with the frustratingly attractive drifter. Deneve’s surprised by how much she wants to thaw the pretty shopkeeper’s chilly attitude, but the idea of staying in one place sets off her alarm bells. If they can’t evade whoever’s abducting people with powers, however, the growing connection they both feel anyway might be the least of their problems. Amazon KU
Alex – My job was supposed to be easy; meet the dominant Alien race of Mukhana, negotiate an alliance, and leave. Being literally carried away into the night changes everything. Kidnapping a human is asking for trouble. Every alien in the galaxy should know that by now, but the nassa are more barbaric than expected. Despite some small similarities with humans, their culture is hard to comprehend. They’re kind yet controlling, warm yet stern. Even though he literally kidnapped me and will fight to keep me, Saar seems to respect me and maybe even care for me. Most confusing of all, everyone keeps calling me an omega…Saar – Humans are confusing creatures. They send their most delicate and vulnerable through the universe unattended. The moment I saw Alex, I knew he was an omega. Even though I was furious that he was being paraded around, unmated and unprotected, I was also thrilled because I knew at once; he was mine. I will save my omega from his difficult life. I will keep him safe and protected, even if it means war. Amazon KU
He’s going to take me the same way they took our planet. Without gentleness or remorse. I dared to defy him, but as this alien brute rips my clothes off and…(more blrub on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
The galaxy’s most fearsome warrior is taking on his most dangerous role. Kindergarten teacher.
Grizz isn’t what you’d expect when you think someone watching over a bunch of booger picking, non-nap taking, 5-year-olds. He’s huge. With muscles that make a mama swoon and a physique to make her drool. He’s got that come hither look that melts me. Oh…and one other thing. He’s an alien. He lives among humanity to protect us. There’s danger at my son’s school where I teach. So, he goes in undercover. From Day 1 I know there’s something different about this man. I’ve never encountered someone as MANLY as him. Undercover teacher? More like get under the covers and teach me. We have some real scary space monsters that are stopping us from doing that though. They want to destroy the planet and also make sure we don’t get to second base. Only our love will save the day.
And then. ..We’ll work on getting my son a half-alien little brother or sister. Amazon KU
It isn’t everyday that the citizens of Seattle witness shadows passing out of the corner of their eye or hear the whoosh of something taking flight from the pavement beside them, but when a Shadow Protector descends on their city, they find themselves thrust into comic-book endings on the regular. History Professor, Veyda Halpern, takes on the mission of protecting her city and the people she loves by channeling the gifts bestowed to her by Andromeda. For the most part, she manages to keep her identity a secret, until her private world collides with a local museum curator who catches her sneaking into the exhibits at night. Entranced by the brazen, and sometimes cold, Harlow Misner, Veyda’s visits increase until the two finally face each other, cracking the fragile foundations of the lives they’ve both worked to build in hope of cultivating something more meaningful. Amazon KU
Victoria Somersby swore she would never submit to the Kobar breeding program. Then she was taken captive…As the leader of the human rebellion, she vowed that no matter how roughly and shamefully these alien brutes might punish, use, and ravage her, she would never truly surrender to them. But that promise proves hard to keep with…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
I know I shouldn’t have wandered into Twilight Reaper territory. And yes, I did get rescued by Borak’s tiny orcling son who is also very fond of me. What can I say? I’m good with kids. That’s all women in this destroyed world are good for anyways – making and taking care of babies. But seriously, if this giant Orc thinks just because he can break me with his hands that I’m intimidated by him, then he’s got another thing coming. I’ll help this Orc Chieftan raise his unruly son if he wants. But I will not be the Chief’s Woman. I will not love him and be his willing mate, no matter how strong and handsome he is. We will not share a bed and keep ourselves warm under skinned furs next to his roaring fire. And I will not, will never, ever, love him! We will not be some sort of happy family! Then why is my only desire to be the tiny human mate to this giant monster Orc? Amazon KU
Neanderthals return to Earth, this time as modified Neander Beasts, ready to take back the planet. Aria lives a lonely life, sneaking out of the palace on Earth to have just a few moments of freedom without her father, the Anyma sectar, breathing down her neck. It’s on one of these secret trips that she runs into a man who doesn’t fit in with the humans. More importantly, he has a way of making her angry. Very angry. As the leader of the Neander Beast crew sent to Earth to build their new headquarters, Jezper has a secret mission of his own: find as many females to mate with as he can. Even though it’s strictly forbidden in the strained peace treaty with the Anyma. If only Aria hadn’t caught his attention. And if only she’d told him who she really was. Maybe then the two alien species wouldn’t be on the verge of war. Amazon KU
An omega who fights. An alpha who loves. A world that would see them burn. Alex never dared to believe she’d love an alpha, especially not one like Matthew. He accepts her for all that she is, and he has sacrificed everything for her. They may be free of his family, but the Ryker shadow looms large. Over their lives, over their love, and over their newfound freedom. And they are not the only ones who would see them torn apart. Matthew has many regrets—Alex is not one. He chose to run with her, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. He failed his mother once upon a time—he will not fail his mate. Alone and on the run, they will face friends and foes alike. They may think they know their enemy’s face, but it will soon become clear: there are monsters in this world beyond even their imaginings. Amazon KU
Love is chemical. Leon “Stinger” Ortega is a secret agent who specializes in corporate warfare and espionage. Weathered, highly trained, and outfitted with a nanite technology that grants him accelerated healing abilities, there wasn’t a single mission he couldn’t accomplish. Until, that is, he is tasked with protecting corporate asset Lucien Gerarchi, a musician adored across the world for his angelic voice and bewitching diamond-blue eyes. Leon is quickly blindsided by the celebrity’s advances, and as events draw them closer, lines are blurred and boundaries are crossed until the men can no longer resist each other. But in a world where only the strongest survive, love and loyalty are constantly being tested. No amount of training or experience could have prepared Leon for the moment he learns the truth behind their fatal attraction. Amazon KU
Angel Delacruz has always thought aliens existed, but everyone else always laughed at her. Even though she points out all of the women disappearing, no one listens to her. And then she’s carried off by an alien herself. And it’s utterly terrifying. She’s to be taken to a planet where hundreds of aliens will be there, looking for their fated mates. Is it too late for her to be wrong about aliens? AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Welcome to the Garrnex Mating Games, where the galaxy’s fiercest warriors battle to claim their prize. Today, it happens to be me. Tired of my dead-end-job and crap social life, I take the first opportunity I can to ditch Earth. I’m sure it’s the best decision of my life—until I’m stripped naked and dumped at the Garrnex Mating Games. The brutal alien warriors in the arena fight to claim me, but only the triad of hulking Namoxi warriors remain standing. Blue skin. Glowing Hair. Iridescent tattoos. These three alien brothers are different from anyone I’ve ever known. Now that they’ve won their prize, they’re ready to claim it, and they expect me to surrender, body and soul.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later. Lotteries are held and only twelve million souls are selected to make the ten thousand year journey to the new world aboard the multi-generational starship. The Worldship Files follow the cases of Knith Shade, a human law enforcement officer of the Enforcers Brigade aboard the Leviathan, five thousand years into her journey. As the Leviathan recovers from the battle brought to it by the Artifact on the alien vessel that pierced her hull, Knith finds herself embroiled in a plot to wrest control of the Worldship and the Ka’Infinitum by two rival sects of rebel magic users. All is not as it seems as Knith finds herself in another struggle to find the truth and do what is right.
Trent Noguero plays as Vale dePardon in the massive, culture-redefinining deep dive VR game, Secret of the Old Ones. The game feels like reality, a better version of reality. The primary form of entertainment on Earth is to either play SOO or watch those who do. After becoming a streamer and a professional gamer, Trent abruptly discovered how dark and ruthless the real world can be. Now he does what he can to search for those who threatened his loved ones. His regular job remains growing his career as Vale, a member of one of the most powerful streaming parties in SOO. The new PVP event in Secret of the Old Ones offers unprecedented opportunities for player advancement and quest rewards. But a growing faction of inhuman players are threatening human-controlled lands, razing cities to the ground. Human characters like Vale might actually lose the war. And with everything else going on in his life, Trent feels a growing suspicion that something is amiss in the real world, something related to the game.
VS Note: From NOV 29. I read the Look Inside and was intrigued although the narrative jumped around between various characters and their POVs. I put it on my TBR because the book seems interesting. LGBTQ+ SciFi – romantic elements maybe?
In a future fully integrated by androids, there’s more need than ever for the highly successful Controllers to track down and destroy ‘droids who no longer consider themselves to be mere machines. The Controllers are a special force whose primary job is to track down androids who have gone renegade. Lt. Valentine Smith of The Controllers is under the tutelage of superior, Amelia Roberts. This time it’s personal for Valentine as a bomb meant for Amelia is planted in the Director’s private apartment. But it’s still business as usual as Valentine is sent to assure an important interspecies meeting goes well. But, why is the head of The Controllers, Amelia Roberts so standoffish with everyone except for her second in command, Valentine? Is it aloofness? Shyness? Or does she have a secret?
Annie Oakley has always suspected there is something “uncanny” about herself, but has never been able to put a name to it. But when Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show goes on tour through Germany, Bill temporarily hires a new sharpshooter to be part of his “World Wide Congress of Rough Riders”: a woman named Giselle, who also happens to be an Elemental Master of Air. Alongside this new performer, Annie discovers that she and her husband, Frank, are not simply master marksman, but also magicians of rare ability. As they travel and perform, Annie must use her newfound knowledge and rare skill to combat creatures of the night scattered across the countryside, who threaten both the performers and the locals. Annie’s got her gun, and it’s filled with silver bullets.
The Christopher curse is one of legend—so old that every new generation knows they will be touched by it. With every spell muttered, every magical pull needed to save her town, Laurel Christopher knows she’s one step closer to burning to ash and leaving those she loves behind. She’ll fight with all she has to protect her people—and the man she loves—but she might not have enough strength remaining to save herself. Jaxton Dark lost his best friend to the necromancer attacking Ravenwood but refuses to lose his mate to a curse that could take them both. He’s well aware of the loss calling them, but before he can stand up for those he loves, a betrayal cuts him to the core. Sacrifice was always an inevitability when it comes to the curse that threatens their fate. Yet it’s only when the darkness makes a subtle and surprising move that star-crossed lovers, Laurel and Jaxton, will truly find out the meaning of who they could be and what they must give up to survive.
He’s never been tempted…until her. Sexy. Mysterious. Dangerous. He’s an immortal Dragon King bound by ancient rules and eternal magic. Cullen has one objective: find and destroy the evil that threatens the new home of the dragons. Just when he’s closing in, he’s ambushed and finds a stunning warrior woman fighting alongside him. No amount of magic could prepare him for the beguiling lass who spurns his advances and defies him. From the moment Tamlyn takes a stand against her kind, she’s had to fight one perilous battle after another. Staying alive in an endless struggle, and the lines between good and evil are blurred with every encounter. She’s always stood alone—until she comes to the aid of an irresistibly handsome stranger. Cullen will force her to face truths she’s been running from…even as enemies plot to destroy them both.
Forty and fanged. That’s only half of who Hailey Whitfield is. She’s also a bounty hunter and the true mate to the vampire master who made her. The latter is something she isn’t sure she is ready for. She’d previously sworn off marriage. Never again. A true mating bond, though, seems like so much more than a marriage! She has two months to figure out the bonding thing and she plans to put a pin in it for now. A more important mission had come up. Her friend and fellow bounty hunter, Chloe, is missing, and it’s up to the Bond Girls to bring her home. The case takes a dangerous turn that sends Hailey and her team undercover to get an invite to the largest masquerade ball on the east coast. Is it wrong to be excited about the ball and scared for her friend at the same time? Probably. But Hailey is taking the world by storm, one case at a time. Amazon KU
When I fell from the stars, I didn’t know what to expect; but it wasn’t running for my life in the darkness of a winter forest. First, it was running from the three men that attacked me as my feet barely touched the ground. Then it was the hungry pack of wolves. I used all my light to fight them off and now I am at the mercy of the vampire that saves me. Our connection is instant, but it can’t be real. A vampire is darkness, and I am the light. The only thing I can do is run from him. Run and forget what he makes me feel because I need the light if I am to face the Umbra. The city of light awaits and in it is what I truly need. The human prince offers me everything I need. He feeds my light with love, family, a home, and I grow stronger. I’m building a life that I have always dreamed of, and I see a future for myself with the prince I have fallen in love with. When the Vampire King returns to the city, so does the vampire who saved me. Despite the darkness in them, I am drawn into the entrapment of their feed and so is the human prince. I am lost in all of them as the Umbra attacks. My destiny is to save the humans by defeating the darkness of the Umbra. She created the vampires, and her darkness lives in each of them. To kill her, I risk killing the vampires I’ve grown to love. What future is there worth living if I destroy my heart? Amazon KU
As a plus sized woman and all round awkward noodle, I’d faced some challenges in my search for love, but none more than this. I’ve stumbled through a portal to another dimension and fell into the arms of them: Vargan, Kren and Ghain. Three massive orc warriors who keep going on about courting me. See, in their world, women are few and far between and are seen to be gifts from their goddesses and they are pretty intent on unwrapping me. But not just for a roll in the hay. They are looking for a love that will last a lifetime and the problem? So am I. I’m torn between two worlds, one where my family, my friends, my life is and the other…? I’m starting to think that’s where my heart is. Amazon KU
He’s too much trouble. When Vi picks Leland Rowe up after he’s spent a night in a jail cell, she knows he’s trouble. He’s the last man she wants as a bodyguard. But her coven leader insists. Their coven needs protection and Rowe is the man for the job. One thing’s certain, she won’t fall for the infuriating shifter. He’s riding the edge of danger and dancing with a death wish. He can’t be her mate. She’s a brazen witch. Rowe’s wolf stands at attention the second he sees Vi, and that’s not the only thing standing. She makes him feel things he’s never felt before, and though she riles him up, he wants to leave his mark on her. Forever. He’s seen two of his packmates meet their mates. Is it his turn? He’ll never have a chance to find out if he can’t keep her safe from a rival coven. Rowe is no match against magic, but he’ll find a way to do the job. No matter the cost. He’s finally found someone worth living for, but he’ll have to risk it all to keep her.
When the truth burns away her illusions, only one man can break her fall. A few months ago, Skyler Fields didn’t believe witches were real. Until she was kidnapped and held prisoner in a facility that forced her to face the fact — she is one. And not just a run-of-the-broom witch with a cool party trick, either. She can control fire with a mere thought, and detect when other witches are nearby. Freed with the help of a fellow prisoner, she follows her thumb to Arizona, where, she’s told, the Wilcox clan will give her the help she needs. She never expected the first Wilcox she meets to make her pulse race. With his tall, dark good looks and smoke-gray eyes, Jasper Wilcox could easily distract Skyler from her mission. But she has questions about her heritage, and the buzzing in her head tells her she’s in the presence of a warlock who can get her the answers she so desperately craves. As Skyler and Jasper work to peel away the lies surrounding the source of her gifts, they are irresistibly drawn together. But the deeper they dig, the greater the danger that the truth will tear them apart…and put the entire Wilcox clan in danger.
Raphael is no ordinary wolf shifter. Raphael knows he must be possessed by a demon. What else could explain the aggression, the physical, beastly transformations? To protect himself and others, his father locks him away. But when Raphael is nineteen, the demon gains full control and breaks free. Now Raphael is scared and desperate on the streets of El Paso, Texas, convinced he’s cursed. Then a stray cat enters his life and everything changes. Ahmes is a cat shifter and knows there’s something off about the young shifter he’s encountered. It soon becomes apparent that the young man doesn’t know what he is, and Ahmes is determined to help and care for him. But gaining the trust of not only the fearsome wolf but the scared young man will take all his persistence. Friendship, and the potential for more, grows between them as they travel to Haven, Montana—a town founded by shifters, for shifters, and home to a specialized counseling center, one that can help Raphael understand and accept who and what he truly is. If that wasn’t enough, on their trail is the last person either expected—Gregor Whitefield, the commander of the Knights of the Dawn, which is an organization bent on the eradication of shapeshifters. Gregor enjoys the thrill of the hunt, determined to collect the unique blood that is crucial to Arcas’s great plan. Raphael’s blood.
Despite her self-imposed exile, the gods want the Eye of Ra back. But Nehmetawy doesn’t want to be used as a weapon anymore and wants to stay free. When Thoth turns up to try and charm her into returning, she’s determined to resist his advances. Soon their conversations lead to more, and neither of them are able to ignore the connection between them.
I thought I was a useless witch whose only weapons were a switchblade and a mean disposition.
I thought Zak was a rogue druid with waning power and an alluring aura that’s impossible for me to resist. And I thought my fae familiar was a harmless shapeshifter who chose me because I’m “mildly interesting.” But nothing is what I thought. Nothing is what it seems. Including me. I need answers, and I need them fast—before I sink any deeper in the quagmire of secrets I’ve fallen into. The Crystal Druid’s. The Winter King’s. And my own. Amazon KU
My name is Moira—I’m a wolf shifter—and crave revenge for my best friend’s murder. I know the evil bear shifter clan is guilty. But new trouble is here with signs of poaching… and I find myself doing the unspeakable—joining forces with the enemy to hunt down those responsible for beheading an elk.
Conrad, the bear park ranger and I track the poacher…but keep falling short. There are signs of illegal activity inside a taxidermy shop…But cops arrive to mess things up…and I get shot. Conrad, the one I’m supposed to hate, tends to my wounds. I’ve never felt an attraction like this. Just his touch sends my mind swirling. Amidst the investigation, I can’t keep stop thinking of Conrad and his body near mine. I’m falling hard and fast for the enemy. Our families—constantly at war—will never support this relationship. Will our affection be strong enough to break down the walls between the wolves and the bears? Or will our love be kept a secret forever? Amazon KU
A group of unicorns is a blessing…Once there were many unicorns, but now we are few, and with the loss of my mate, one less. My daughter and I are rarities in the world. The university where I hoped for tenure has just shut down their entomology department, leaving few other options to support us. Bug studies in the big city? Not so much. I need to make a new start. Remarkably I’ve found the opportunity both to work and to ease the loneliness of the past five years in a national park out West. If I dare…I might have been out of my mind or possibly drunk the night I filled out the Male-Order App form that night. But so many of my fellow rangers have had incredible luck in meeting their special omega that the thought of one more winter in that cabin alone provided the final boost to clicking the send button. Cliff is a unicorn, not another bear like me, but he’s also interested in accepting the special project we’ve had trouble finding, making it a win win for both of us. Or a huge mistake. But how did I miss the message that it’s not just a male-order unicorn…but that he comes as a package deal with a very sassy daughter who is not happy to meet me. They’ve given up their home and everything else to come here and start fresh. And there are no other available winterized cabins so we are going to spend the cold, snowy months together. Me. A unicorn omega. And Felicity. Amazon KU
Psycho is as psycho does…As if falling for the ghosts of four murdered gangsters wasn’t crazy enough, it turns out we’ve got a real live supervillain on our hands. One with mysterious powers that reach way farther than we could have imagined. And that villain has torn my sister away from me. I’ll stop at nothing to bring her back and see my men get the vengeance they deserve. It’s just a little hard to win a war when you’re not really sure what kind of monster you’re up against. Or how many you’re up against, for that matter. There’s a whole new dimension to my own powers that I’m only just starting to uncover—one that could level the playing field. But what if tapping into it makes me just as much of a monster as the pricks we’re up against? Amazon KU
VS Note: From DEC 31
Camile Sawyer is a witch living in hiding with her grandfather, secluded away from those who feared her kind. She doesn’t know what she’s doing when she blows on The Horn of Summoning, and she doesn’t understand why a huge dragon soon crashes onto her family land. And her attraction to this dragon is unlike anything she’s ever felt before. Her need for him is all-consuming. First, Slag the Magnificent is awakened abruptly after centuries of sleep. Then, he is shot out of the air by some modern human weapons. Finally, he faces off with a human sorceress who transforms him from his fire dragon form into a measly human. But none of that compares to the fact that he’s finally found his one… and she’s a human witch. A beautiful, sassy and strong woman he’s happy to call his mate. Slag isn’t the only dragon who’s been awakened by the Horn, but the others aren’t as forgiving. Slag and Camile will have to defend themselves and save cities while continuing to search for a way to turn Slag back. Their troubles don’t end there. There are dragon Hunters chasing them, and they’re furious that Camile is refusing to fulfill her duties by eliminating Slag. Amazon KU
Egon Thatcher isn’t just the Sheriff of Thatcherton. He is also the alpha tiger. It’s a big responsibility, especially during the tourist season. With summer starting, he has one goal: make sure the mountain’s visitors have a good time to fund the town’s survival. All that is forgotten when he finds his mate lost in the forest. Having a trouble-free summer is soon the least of his problems. Finding out his mate is a sassy beauty just adds to the distraction. Bree Elsher is having one hell of a bad week. She learned — on live television while delivering the evening news—her ex-boyfriend is a murderer. Everyone thinks she might have been his accomplice. So she hides out on a secluded mountain away from everyone. But when she is rescued from a tiger attack by Sheriff Egon Thatcher, everything changes. He makes her emotions crazy and her hormones go up in flames. The threat of her past is dragged through the forested mountain. Bree is in danger while her entire life comes crumbling down. Egon wants to keep her safe, but there is so much more at stake than his streak of tigers and his mate. Bad things have come to Thatcherton, and the fated mates might not get a chance to explore their bond. Not if the killer has anything to say about it. Amazon KU
The king is dead, his queen is missing. On the amber coast, the usurper king is driving Zavonia to the brink of war. A dangerous magical power is rising up in Biela Miasto, and the only people who can set things right are a failed bodyguard, a Landstrider witch, and the assassin who set off the whole sorry chain of events. Valdas, Captain of the High Guard, has not only failed in his duty to protect the king, but he’s been accused of the murder, and he’s on the run. He’s sworn to seek justice, but his king sets him another task from beyond the grave. Valdas doesn’t believe in magic, which is unfortunate as it turns out. Mirza is the healer-witch of a Landstrider band, valued and feared in equal measure for her witchmark, her scolding tongue, and her ability to walk the spirit world. When she’s given a task by Valdas’ dead king, she believes that the journey she must take is one she can never return from. Lind is the clever assassin. Yes, someone paid him to kill the king, but who is to blame, the weapon or the power behind it? Lind must face his traumatic past if he’s to have a future. Can these three discover the real villain, find the queen, and set the rightful king on the throne before the country is overcome?
Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely doesn’t believe in true love. Shane is a tough-as-dirt girl warrior from the north who likes cracking skulls, pretty girls, and doing things her own way. Briar Roseis a prince under a sleeping curse, who’s been waiting a hundred years for the kiss that will wake him. Cursed princes are nothing but ancient history to Fi—until she pricks her finger on a bone spindle while exploring a long-lost ruin. Now she’s stuck with the spirit of Briar Rose until she and Shane can break the century-old curse on his kingdom. Dark magic, Witch Hunters, and bad exes all stand in her way—not to mention a mysterious witch who might wind up stealing Shane’s heart, along with whatever else she’s after. But nothing scares Fi more than the possibility of falling in love with Briar Rose.
Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the powerful Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind. Alone, untrained, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the Crown Prince, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the emperor’s son. To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. When treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, however, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
In the middle of nothingness is the Island of Salvation. Reality bends easily here. Villages disappear. Forests burn forever. Pockets of inconsistent time are everywhere, their boundaries strung with yellow ribbon. And the three kingdoms of Salvation have been at war for a thousand years. But the greatest threat is the Malice, an incursion from the demon plane slowly tearing its way through the world’s weakest seams. Seams that—once split—will lead to the total unraveling of night and day, light and dark, life and death. Not that the human world takes much interest. Of more concern is the upcoming marriage of Rune Hightower, Prince of Caberwill, and Johanne Fortuin, Princess of Embria—the serpent bride, a girl of famous cunning—which offers a possible end to the ancient conflict. But Rune has noticed the growing darkness, and he is determined to summon mankind’s only defense: Nightrender, the hammer of the gods, an immortal warrior more weapon than girl. There is only one problem. The last time she was summoned, she slaughtered every royal in Salvation, and no one knows why. Will she save humanity from the Malice… or plunge it deeper into the fires of eternal war?
Wychwood, the realm of the fey prepare for war against the humans who hate, hunt and kill them for coin. Aided by the unclaimed, destructive power of the murdered, forgotten Winter Court, they ready their numbers for complete domination of the human realm. All until Robin Vale reveals himself to be the last Icethorn heir. A hope for the humans he has grown up amongst, but to the detriment of many who would see him dead before ruining their years of preparation. Robin finds allies during his discovery of a realm he has long since feared. Gideon, a fey warrior who aids as a distraction during the long nights. Althea, a stern princess hellbent on stopping the human hunters from killing her kind. Thrust into a world of betrayal, murder and lies he must survive long enough to have the choice; listen to fate and claim his families power, or let it wreak havoc on a realm that turned its back on him for becoming who he was truly meant to be. But a dark evil is brewing, monsters have returned and the scales of power are being forced by a hand who longs for revenge. Amazon KU
Everyone needs to relax. Even mythical creatures. Moira MacNamara cannot stand Levi Abadi, and it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s a literal monster. Who cares that the man can transform into a terrifying beast? The truly bothersome things are how he ambushes her in council meetings and wants to demolish her prime real estate on Lake Galen. Plus, there’s the whole history of his father stealing a precious selkie pelt from her family. Moira will go so far as to enter a dangerous magical competition just to win an argument against the infuriating monster. The busybody selkie needs to get out of his way. Levi is barely months from the grand opening of his luxury spa, and he does not need literal duels happening on the vacant property next door. The stubborn selkie owner of the land knows just as well as he does that the ground is steeped in toxic magic, and bad things will continue to happen if no one clears out the evil vibes. Problem is, when Moira comes up with a plan, Levi somehow gets roped in as her assistant. Fine. As long as this means there’s nothing bothering his future customers during their relaxation. On the pair’s quest to cleanse the lakeside property, the two mythical enemies find themselves on common ground. Ground they lay down on, roll around on, and maybe lose a few pieces of clothing on. But secrets of the past and new dangers to the town of Folk Haven threaten a fragile romance between the selkie and the sea monster.
Mitzy Moon might be getting too comfortable. Her love life is satisfying, her family is supportive, and her extra senses are becoming more reliable. But, before she can bask in that glow, a suspicious death and a missing Messiah threaten to spoil the New Year…Sniffing out the murderer of a local cheesemaker should be her guiding star, but there’s nothing as upsetting as a stolen baby Jesus. And with the trail growing smellier than a ripe Limburger, she’s desperate for help from her supernatural supporting cast. Unfortunately, with her powers now leading her in circles, she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Can Mitzy peel the rind off the culprit before she’s prematurely aged? Amazon KU
Renee Chambers is a burgeoning germaphobe in search of a new job—something less stressful than her last job, teaching high school students. When her supposedly psychic best friend, Ellen, points her toward an odd little bookstore and a strange, otherworldly woman, Adrianne, Renee is thrown for a loop. One awkward interview and an even stranger psychic encounter later, Renee gets the job. Then Ellen’s psychic dabbling has unintended consequences when Renee meets a pushy new friend, Katherine, a jealous ghost who’s convinced they are soul mates. A casino trip, a drunken drag show, an old beater of a car, and a pair of dinosaur panties push Renee to the edge, but the real kicker is when Katherine starts getting more insistent and borrowing bodies. All Renee wants is a peaceful, fledgling hermit existence, but that’s unlikely unless she can figure out her true connection to Katherine, Ellen, and Adrianne. To discover the truth, she must come to terms with her past and learn how to embrace the future.
VS Note: From DEC 31
Maddy and Cece thought taking on the Council and destroying Wadsworth’s secret power source would free them, but now they’re stuck in a possessed building—one using the bodies of fallen classmates to relay its demands. Even after a harrowing escape, the girls quickly learn it’s not over yet. To defeat the being trapped in Rhys’s former family home, they must discover why his family lost both it and their magical gifts, as well as the role Aidan’s parents played in the evil plaguing Wadsworth. But tragedy, deception, uncertainty, and betrayal plague the four of them as they work together to uncover the truth behind the reformatory. If they don’t set things right or shut it down—they’ll become its final victims. Amazon KU
I fell hard and fast for the son of an elite wolf pack. Then he rejected me. Asher was my fated mate, and he took off when I needed him most, rejecting me and my inner wolf. Then my half-sister is murdered at an exclusive college that’s enshrouded in magic and secrets. When the school offers me a scholarship, I accept and move onto campus. I’m going to find out who killed her, then rip them apart. And if I run into Asher while I’m there? He’ll learn I’m no longer his sweet little thing. He’s about to taste the fury of a wolf shifter scorned. Everly’s everything to me, but to protect her, I had to shove her away. If I go near her, the Drudge Pack will discover who she truly is. My father—their enforcer—will kill her. But when she shows up at Ravenmire College, my inner wolf hungers. I’ll do anything to keep her safe—even if that means sacrificing myself and betraying my dangerous family. Amazon KU
You think you know Wonderland. But you don’t. Imogen, the Queen of Hearts, is known for taking the hearts of those who betray her, including her servants. Her king, Rav, ventures to the mortal world to lure in new prey to replace their dwindling help. One bite, one simple exchange of her blood is all it will take for a mortal to become one of them. And this time, Rav chooses a girl named Alice. Amazon KU
Hiro – When I first realized that I could see the dead, I never imagined that it would allow me to help save the lives of others and pull me into Detective Maddox Booker’s path. Through my ability, ghosts have become some of my greatest friends and allies. But now, someone’s dead and his ghost is gone. Ghosts have sought my help for my entire life, wanting to be heard, but something is keeping them quiet, almost hostile as our search for the ghost of the dead man leads us to a small village. Even though everything looks normal on the outside, I’m starting to wonder what’s happening on the inside. Maddox – Life is better than it’s ever been. Hiro’s by my side and has brought my best friend Reggie back into my life—if we can consider Reggie’s harassment (even as a ghost) a positive. And even Hiro’s horde of ghosts won’t keep me from asking him to move in with me. The only issue is that work is never quiet, especially when Hiro is able to dive into a whole new side of a case by speaking to the victims of the dead. But when someone takes Hiro from me in the middle of the night, I know that I will do absolutely anything to get him back, and I will make them pay for what they’ve done. Amazon KU
Giselle – Born of the two most powerful dragon houses on earth. You’ve never seen anything like me.
There has never been anyone like me. No one can catch me. No one can stop me. Nothing can hurt me. Until he did. He came out of nowhere, shattering my world with the force of thunder. He touched me. Stirred me. Made me crave something I thought I could never have. For the first time in my life, I have a someone strong enough to fight by my side. If I can ignore his secrets. Look past his scars.
Even when I know they’ll be my undoing. Toren – I’m a man with no past. No family. No memories. A nomad. A survivor. Their war no longer belongs to me. I’ve served my time. Done my penance. Earned my peace. Then I heard her cry in the night. Felt her pain. Knew something had hurt her. Her blood called to me. Quickened my pulse like electric shock. From the moment I touched, her I knew she was mine. To protect. To keep. To claim. Mine. Only others want her too. Her strength. Her power. Taking what’s mine means I’ll lose my freedom. And what’s left of my soul.
Marin Deschamps has led an interesting life for the past one thousand years. Born a shifter, and also a healer with magical abilities, he still would have died in battle if vampire Baptiste hadn’t turned him. Although his Sire didn’t approve, he became an assassin, working for nobles who needed his services. As the centuries passed, he plied his trade or fought in various wars until, in the late eighteen hundreds, he settled in Denver, where he used his impressive skills to protect those who needed them. Never once in all that time has he allowed anyone into his life — until now. Tyler Campbell is an artist and a nascent author who is writing a book on the early history of Denver. While sketching the tunnels below the city to illustrate his book, he meets Marin, who is there for reasons of his own. Tyler is instantly drawn to the handsome, amber-eyed man. A man he has no reason to believe is anything other than another human, although humans are aware that supernaturals live among them. Marin is appalled when his panther reveals that Tyler is his fated mate. Things get worse, in his opinion, when he needs Tyler’s help to stop a vicious gang of humans bent on destroying all supernaturals. Will they be able to stop the gang, and if so, will Marin’s vampire half allow his growing interest in Tyler to become more? If he does, he will have to reveal what he is, which could destroy any hope that they might have a future together.
Peter is good at being a lawyer. He also happens to be a vampire, which — in his experience — is far less exciting than the books make it out to be. The most romance he gets these days is watching others fall in love. But this vicarious lifestyle isn’t something Peter minds or even wants to change. Theo escaped an abusive relationship and is determined to get his college degree, even if prostitution is how he pays for it. No stranger to the supernatural, he has agreed to let vampires bite him for money, but his first client in the new city is nothing like Theo expected. Peter has no good reason to tuck Theo into bed after that blood donation, but he does. Peter also has no reason to fantasize about Theo, and yet, Peter’s mind is soon drifting to the pretty, black-haired, jade-eyed boy he doesn’t even really know. A chance encounter at New Elvenswood University brings Peter’s fantasies close to reality. Theo’s vampiric ex soon becomes a problem Peter will have solve. And he won’t use his skills as a lawyer to do it, either.
Atticus. Thorn. Balthazar. Three men Sybelle Strange never expected to see after they left her for their transition. In the three years they had been gone, she never once thought they would return, especially not after they had gone missing. And she didn’t expect them to show up turned into nightmares. But there is a price on her head, and the three of them are the only thing that stands in the way of the Monstera King of the East Coast getting his hands on her, and they take their job very seriously. Because she was theirs, once upon a time. And they have come home to collect what was promised. With teeth, tentacles and claws.
Something is coming. Change is in the air for the Vampires of Savannah and no one knows just what is in store. Fabian Duval has been the Commander of the Brennan Coven since arriving on these shores some 200 years ago. He leads the soldiers of the Brennan Coven and oversees all security. Master Rian Brennan and his coven of Vampires are new to the scene here in South Georgia and the more aristocratic covens don’t let them forget it. But with the backing of the Vampire King, they have thrived in their slice of Savannah. The night that Fabian walks into the Nexus bar everything changes. No one believes that Beloveds exist. Just a tale told by vampire elders that was never really true. Fabian has never known a single vampire who has found their beloved, until he locked eyes with Rhys Jones. Rhys Jones is a nobody, at least that’s what he tells himself. He’s working three jobs and doing online classes part-time as he saves up enough money to really make a go of his life. He knows how to lay low and not draw attention. In a place like Savannah and a bar like the Nexus, attention can be a deadly thing. Everything he has ever known and believed to be true is about to be turned on his head when Fabian Duval strolls into his life and saves him from a patron of the bar. Can this be real? Can Fabian really want a guy like him? There are dangers and political machinations at work in the shadows of Savannah’s stately mansions and not everyone is going to get through this alive. Some scores are only settled in blood. The road to the Vampire’s Throne runs red.
Someone is stealing in Peachwood. At first it was jewelry, but when the thief turns to stealing food from a local church pantry, Malene’s convinced the Presbyterians are behind the shenanigans. But Clem and Rufus aren’t convinced, so they set out to nab the culprit. Only, the thief turns out to be a sprite heck-bent on ruining their town. Can Clem and Rufus stop the creature before it destroys Peachwood? Or, will the town as they know it turn to dust? Amazon KU
Luna has gone through the last seventeen years keeping herself and her son alive and cared for. She has needed dragon fire and used all means to get it. Her history is now something that she would have been mortified to hear about from another source, but she has survived, and that is what matters. With Erik learning how to be a dragon alpha from another dragon alpha, she is free to help friends and finally start enjoying her life a little while she looks for the dragon who has locked her body so it can’t support itself. It has made for a challenging few years. To compound complexity, Erik’s father looked a little different from the standard driver’s license photo. It was a man-sized dragon who loved her that night and left her on her own… and she has to find him to get control of her life again.
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Andy was trapped in a relationship that was forced on her. Her finances were depleted on a regular basis. She couldn’t choose her own life, car, associates. He even decided she should bear his child when his wife wouldn’t. His sudden death was more relief than burden, and her body immediately undergoes a transformation from stunted beta to petite omega. Only her terror is holding her back now. A friend she has known for years steps in and helps hold her up. He finds her a pack and helps her embrace her new designation and all it means. The pack finds her an assistant to manage life with five males. Dell is a woman who has seen the dark side of alphas. When she is offered the chance to work with and for Andrea, she accepts and helps her through the loss of the child she never chose but still looked forward to. Dell had her own experience a few years earlier.
The day she meets Andrea’s pack, Dell is prepared to stand in the shadows, but her own nature puts her into the path of one of the alphas, and he is delighted to finally have a breeding mate of his very own. Balancing her job and her lover will be difficult as the pack pulls tight, with Andrea and Dell firmly in the middle.
VS Note: From DEC 30
Cole is so ready for a forever mate. He’s happy his pride mates have found love, but he can’t help but feel lonely sometimes. When will he finally find his other half? His True Mate. When a job comes up, Cole is all too willing to take it. If he’s lucky maybe he’ll meet his other half while he searches for someone who doesn’t want to be found. Amos lost control once, and he vowed to never hurt anyone again. That means walking away from his family and straight into a shifter’s worst fate: loneliness. But even when his fated mate stumbles into his path Amos is determined to continue punishing himself. Sending his overly happy, young, and naive mate away is the only way to keep his vow. AmazonKU
I learned the hard way what it’s like to lose people you love. As an alpha, I vowed never to let that happen again. That means keeping my focus. Never letting my guard down. And, most of all, staying away from civilians – i.e. humans. But the feisty chocolatier has me breaking my own rules. The beautiful female tests my patience… and all my control. I should stay away. I can’t protect the pack if I succumb to my desires. But what if this is more than desire? What if Fate matched me with this human, and she’s my mate? If I don’t claim her, I’ll lose it all in the worst possible way.
I blame Rogue, my shifter best friend, for my poor taste in men. He’s always looked after me like a big brother, except my feelings for him have never been sisterly. But when it comes to women, he’s a playboy who has only ever seen me as a friend. Take my latest boyfriend—make that ex-boyfriend. I dumped Harlem because he’s been acting scary possessive, but he doesn’t like the idea of being my ex. Now Rogue’s coming to the rescue again. With a little careful digging, he’s discovered Harlem’s past with women is worse than scary—it’s sick. Plus, there’s a hot new alpha in town, sniffing around my coffee shop and harassing the locals. And he really likes my scent. I sure can pick ‘em. With two dangerous guys on the prowl, Rogue’s going to get all protective again. I just know it. But this time something’s different. Maybe I’m dreaming, but it’s like his bear thinks I’m his mate. Amazon KU
VS Note: From DEC 29
Daniyal Zaman is an expert in running away. Case in point: Last summer, I hid out for three days in a stranger’s bedroom so I didn’t have to deal with the Demonica Weekly photographers swarming the street, or my four nosy grandmothers (don’t ask), or that stupid viral video of me crying on the dance floor. And when I began to like my sweet host a lot more than I should, I retreated to Earth and threw myself into 3D modelling for video games. Now my nani and grandma have summoned me to host their seventh anniversary ball on New Year’s Eve, and I can’t say no. Even if it means working with the event architect Surrith—who just so happens to be the handsome demon I ghosted six months ago. Amazon KU
** The following contains spoilers from books 1-5 ** We ended Kitten and Allure with the big split up, Killian, Roarke and Seth headed for the White Castle and the promise that Jada will secure them seals and the ability to ride straight back out. Allow them to rescue Pax and Thane from having their soul ripped out. We all knew that would go bad – didn’t we? The guys ended up having to plead their case to the White Castle Dignitaries, which left them stuck at the castle and drove them to the Veil mirror and a snippet of the moment Shade was attacked. Followed by three Elorsin’s …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Caitlynne’s job was difficult. Doing what she did for the government not only put herself at risk, but any friends or family she had could become a target. When her sister was hurt, she blamed herself even though it had nothing to do with her directly. It didn’t matter. It was time for her to quit before someone she cared about ended up dead. Joel Tate had been in the building to meet with Becca Jacobson when she was attacked. To save her, Joel had to change her into what he was, a wolf. More or less guarding her in the hospital, Joel met her sister, Caitlynne, when she was brought to the hospital to see her sister. As soon as Caitlynne was close enough to him to get her scent, he knew she was his mate. Caitlynne’s disappearing act from her job started things rolling. Her boss wasn’t taking I quit as an answer. When they tried to kill her by setting her apartment on fire, Joel thought it was time to take the situation into his own hands.
After escaping an evil king bent on reviving an extinct, magical line, Roya promised to dedicate her life to ridding the world of abusive tyrants. But when her mentor, Thorn, flunks her out of the Assassins Guild, she flees her humiliation and runs straight into danger. Now kings and warlords hunt her, somehow privy to her deepest secret—that she is one of the legendary line. Thorn is her only ally, until Roya’s magical lure inadvertently draws more than one dangerous protector to her side.
Roya wants to be known for her skills as a poisoner, not mysterious powers. But when Thorn teams up with a prince, a warrior-scholar, and a pirate, there may not be enough poison in the world to kill the pull she feels to all four, though these men may not be who they say they are. And some may want to lock her away for themselves. Maybe it’s time for her to cook up a deadly plan of her own. Amazon KU
VS Note: From DEC 29.
I escaped one prison only to wake up in a crueler one. This time, I’m surrounded by light instead of darkness and a wicked captor bloodthirsty for revenge. Solas makes Killian look like a saint now that I know what the Light Alpha truly intends to do with me, and for the first time in my life, I want the shadows to find me. I want Killian, the cruel, seductive Dark Alpha who wrecks me into pieces every time he touches me, and Fenrik, the grumpy, protective fire wolf whose flames weld me back together again. I also want my best friend now more than ever, but only time will tell if Tristan made it out of the Dawnlands alive. Or if I will, either. With three powerful alphas on my side and the wrath of the gods, I think my chances for survival are high enough to wage war on the wolf who rejected me…and make him pay. Amazon KU
Jump into a brand new series from Zoe Chant, featuring a beautiful, magical shifter town, a sexy, protective hero with a chaotic polar bear family, a tough heroine picking up the pieces of her shattered heart, a maybe-haunted lighthouse … and a cat only his owner could love. Amazon KU
Vanquisher of vampires. Wrangler of offspring. Seriously in need of a coffee. Life is happily bobbing along. My family and close friends support my magic and things are getting interesting with the wolf shifter. But smooth sailing turns to shark-infested waters when I plumb the dark depths of my past to investigate my parents’ last con. Being chum was never on my bucket list. In comparison, my new assignment should be easy: track down a demon to check a necklace for dark magic. Of course, nothing about demons is simple and I find myself forced to strike hard bargains with both demon hunters and an ancient vampire. Awesome. The farther out I drift seeking answers, the tighter I’m caught in a net of secrets, lies, and deadly revelations. And this time, I might not break free. Just keep swimming. Amazon KU
After a debilitating injury leaves Brice Lambert in agony, he’s relegated to teaching others to hunt demons. He knows all the secrets of the demon war and plans to die for the cause. Never did he expect his dreams of a loving wife and big family to come true, but the very witch who healed his leg is capturing his heart. Abigail Higginbotham’s extraordinary power elicits fear and mistrust from the very people who should love her. Instead, they shuffled her around, depriving her of family and coven alike. Joining the Company of demon hunters brings her the closest thing to a family she has ever had. Forbidden to love, she risks losing everything for the man who has loved her for many lifetimes. Together, they must find the key to seal the gates of Hell and lock out the demon master forever. Fail, and mankind is doomed. Succeed, and face death in the pit of Hell. A small price to pay for eternal love.
Sometimes I like the feeling of being in danger. Although Blue Falls is my vacation and my escape from reality, I’m drawn to the dangers that lurk there. It is a SMALL TOWN with a LARGE werewolf population. I know I should be cautious visiting certain parts of town…but my curiosity has led me to Artur. A werewolf protecting the trail. A single alpha wolf with a heart of gold. We hit it off almost immediately. There’s something about him, and he sees something in me. Just as well it’s close to Valentine’s Day. Perhaps we can be each other’s dates, and see where the day takes us. Perhaps.
There’s a blood moon rising. But not just any blood moon. This is a cardinal moon. Is it also a harbinger of doom? Meredith and her children are adjusting to their new lives in Wishing Moon Bay. However, a new threat soon puts them in peril and threatens their happiness. Vampire attacks. After centuries of peace, the vampires of Wishing Moon Bay are acting strangely. Is it because of the approaching blood moon? After all, this is no normal blood moon. This is a cardinal moon, the same rare event the witches harnessed to cast the protection spell that keeps the town safe from those who would persecute them for their magic. As Meredith’s relationship with Silas deepens, and the blood moon rises, she must fight to protect those she loves. But she’s not alone. Meredith’s friends and family stand by her side until the end. However, they have no idea who or what they are fighting. And whether the end will mean the second death of Silas Langdon, vampire. Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my STAR CRUISE backlist is STAR CRUISE: IDOL’S CURSE. My taking-off point for this one was the modern day belief that taking stones or petrified wood fragments from various Mational Parks here on Earth brings bad luck and the items must be returned. My alien idol embodies this concept bigtime! I also had an interstellar diva with butterfly hair and probably one of my most popular ever pets in space – Charrli the canine.
Juli Shaeffer, the Nebula Zephyr’s cruise director, receives a mysterious bequest from the estate of a longtime passenger – a lump of rock taken from a reef on the planet Tahumaroa. Legend states anyone who steals from the ocean gods will be cursed. The passenger’s will requests the rock be returned to the beach so his heirs won’t be affected by the bad luck he believed he’d incurred. Juli doesn’t believe in superstitions and she agrees to carry out this small favor on the ship’s next stop at the planet in question.
Until the rock disappears from her office…
When the rock disappears and reappears in various locations around the ship, and seems connected to a steadily escalating series of mishaps, Juli turns to Third Officer Steve Aureli as the only one she feels she can trust. Along with Steve and his elderly Aunt Dian – a passenger aboard the Nebula Zephyr for this cruise – she investigates the strange series of malfunctions plaguing the interstellar luxury liner. Steve and Juli enlist his Aunt Dian’s dog, Charrli, a retired Sectors Z Corps canine, to help them track the missing rock as it moves about the ship.Juli and Steve must find the rock, hang onto it and transport it to the planet’s surface, before the alien idol’s curse turns deadly. The attraction between the two of them grows as the threat to Juli becomes more and more focused. Can she carry out her task while he keeps her safe from the alien curse? Will the capricious alien idol bring them good fortune…or disaster?
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