Where Am I Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

May be edited a bit from published version.

I’m taking excerpts now from RENNYR, my new release and nook two in my scifi romance gladiator series. KYDEN had been in the gladiator system for many years, understood it well and had risen to the top, although he was still enslaved. RENNYR is brand new to it all.

The books can be read as standalones.

The excerpt from the beginning of the book: 

Rennyr came awake in one sudden convulsive motion, fangs and claws deployed, ready to take any action required. Only to find himself brought up short by heavy chains on his wrists and ankles. He shook his head as if gnats were buzzing around him, trying to clear the fog in his mind, slowing his thinking.

Where the hell am I? What kind of afterlife is this?

He reached out mentally for his brothers only to be met with a blank wall, as if he was shouting into an empty room in an abandoned house. Range of motion severely limited by the chains, he rubbed his chest where the pack bond should have been and…simply wasn’t. There was no pain but an unsettling void where something precious had always been. Ever since he first came to consciousness in the lab of the scientists who created his kind, he’d been linked to his brothers.

Reality was beginning to intrude on his mind. Wherever he’d been placed was extremely noisy and people bustled here and there.

After two attempts Rennyr made it to his feet, clinging to the bars of the cage containing him. He gave an experimental tug on the metal but the enclosure was substantial. Next he examined the chains on his wrists and ankles, going cold when he realized he no longer wore the Khagrish neuro controller. The black bracelet had been surgically implanted on his arm since he was created but now was gone.

VS: More next week…


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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SciFi Romance Authors Pick 15 Romantic Couples

This post first appeared in the Roswell Daily Record…

I think of February as the month of romance. Of course every month is full of romance for me, being a science fiction romance author but with Valentine’s day in the middle, February has an extra claim to the title. I asked my author friends at the Science Fiction Romance Brigade on Facebook to tell me who their favorite romantic couple in SFR was and then to share which of their own couples was a favorite. I was honored to see a few of my own titles pop up in the resulting comments!

USA Today Best Selling author Pauline Baird Jones, author of the Project Enterprise series, shared this:  “My favorite romantic couple is Nick and Mara from Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott. I love the building romantic tension as they face crisis after crisis, working together. And Nick goes to the mat to protect her.  For me, my most romantic couple is Mel and Jack from Out of Time. They have to cross time and space to be together.”

Krista Luna, author of the Fated Mates of the Varool series, had these couples to suggest: “A favorite of mine is Zylar and Beryl from Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love. They work so hard to relate to one another and build a life together, unafraid to overcome some truly alien differences. For my own books, I love grumpy-sunshine pair Kira and Grol from Possessed by the Alien Warlord. Even though they face numerous external threats, her constant enthusiasm and warmth break through the big lump of stone to expose a wealth of love.”

EG Manetti, author of the Twelve Systems Chronicles chimed in with: “I remain a huge fan of Aydarr and Jill from Aydarr  by Veronica Scott. They meet under the worst possible circumstances and their respect for each other is as strong as their attraction. Together, they are an unstoppable force. Of course I love Lilian and Lucius from my Twelve Systems Chronicles. While their attraction is  instantaneous, their love is built through trial and shared commitment until it has the power to reshape a galaxy.”

Lucy Peace, author of various SFR series including most recently The Warriors series, pondered a bit before telling us: “This is a tough question! I’m caught between a few couples for other authors. I think I have to go with Adalynn and Merrick from Tiffany Robert’s The Warlock’s Kiss. She’ll do anything to keep him and her brother safe and he’ll do anything to keep her alive and with him. I adore them. As for mine, another tough choice. Ronin and Sophia from The Bounty Hunter’s Honour (Renegades Book 5) win the day because she absolutely stuns him and at the same time adores him. They start as a gentle enemies to lovers but when they actually get a chance to get to know one another, things progress so quickly because he just can’t resist her and she realizes how much he’s there for her. I love them so much and their interactions are brilliant.”

CY Croc, author of the Preinqual Galaxy Aliens series among other titles, added her choices: “My all-time favourite couple are Frankie and Daz from Ella Maven’s The Alien’s Ransom. Daz is the essence of sexy alien warrior who’ll do anything for his fated mate and Frankie is the small feisty human who sees through his hard blue exterior and body weapons and loves him for what he is – a hot horned hero of an alien hunk. My own favourite couple are Saaxx and Tex from Saaxx Alien Hybrid. Alien Saaxx buys human Tex in a market and sees past his PTSD demons to the strong man he is underneath. She’s even more impressed when he warns off males of her own species. Tex is captivated by Saaxx’s kindness and alien beauty. A surprise physical change in Tex might scare any other female but it brings them even closer together and deepens their unusual bond.

Elsa Jade, who has written a number of titles in the Intergalactic Dating Agency series,  went back a couple of decades for her favorite: “The most romantic SF couple that I re-read all the time is Sharia and Kane from Ann Maxwell’s Timeshadow Rider. It’s an older book (1990s) but the pining — such piiiiiining! — still holds up in my opinion. There is forbidden love! No touching! But the universe is dyyyyying! So of course they must touch! Just soooo romantic. For my own romantic couple, I still love my first indie SFR Queen of Starlight (Sheerspace Book 1)  written when I was the pen name Jessa Slade which has its 10-year anniversary this year! Benedetta is a courtesan princess and Corso is a surly starship captain (timeless tropey fun!), and I wrote it because I couldn’t find enough stories where the spark of attraction and the fires of passion follow humanity to the stars. Now we live in a glorious future of abundant and awesome SFR! We are so lucky. “

As for myself, I think the most romantic couple I’ve ever read would by Ivy the empath and Vasic the Arrow soldier from Nalini Singh’s Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling Book 13). I re-read that one quite often. It seems everything should keep them apart and yet nothing can and their journey to becoming a couple is full of angst. A close second would be Ever and Magnus in Anna Hackett’s Cyborg (Galactic Gladiators Book 10). Usually I can’t abide the amnesia trope but in this case, Magnus has forgotten so many important things, including the night they spent together and the way the couple comes back together just really tugged my heart strings. Third (it’s my column so I can pick more than one) would be Ruby Dixon’s Barbarian Beloved (Ice Planet Barbarians Book 18). Ariana has an anxiety disorder and Zolaya is so wonderful at helping her cope with life on an ice planet – the story really worked for me.

Of the couples in my books, I think Jill and Aydarr of the Badari Warriors series are my favorites. Their love is so strong, they’re such a team together and they’re the foundation for the entire series. The cover for the novella about their honeymoon is my favorite out of all 50+ book covers.

I hope I’ve given you some choices for your To Be Read list! Happy reading!

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for FEB 23

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: No one does cyborgs the way Cynthia does! Had this pre-ordered…

This cyborg believes he’s in control. Power is the self-appointed leader of the cyborg council. Other members might debate situations. He makes the ultimate decisions. When a threat to Homeland is revealed, he takes command of a fleet and ventures to the edge of cyborg-controlled space to investigate. He finds a rebellion led by a mysterious upstart he calls Cadet. The plan Power derives is simple—he’ll quickly quash the uprising and teach its leader a lesson the warrior will never forget. NO ONE challenges his authority. Eirene Ours might be called a cadet by Power but she is NOT his subordinate. She is the arrogant E Model’s genetic match. For much of her mature lifespan, she has desired the male, yearning for his dark-eyed gaze, craving his sure hands, longing for his respect. That esteem was never granted. And Eirene Ours can no longer wait to earn it. There’s an external threat to their kind, a danger that might destroy them all. Having lured Power to her home terrain, she now plans to use everything within her means — her fists, her daggers, her ship-destroying missiles — to pound that truth into her stubborn warrior’s thick metal skull. The future of every cyborg is at stake. She can’t fail them. Power will believe her. Or he will die.

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He’s wild. Vicious. Savage. But deep down, I know he’s in there somewhere. A lost, tortured, confined, boy who grew into an enraged, vengeful man. I have to believe he’s not beyond saving. Because sometimes, when he looks at me, I know he sees more than just the woman who opened his cage and let him free…Only to allow him to be locked up again. Everyone says my plan is too dangerous. They think he’s too damaged. They think he’ll always be crazy. But one of these days, my savage Thesian is going to break free of his cage.  And when he does, I need him to know who I am.

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ZAKU by Iona Strom

I will have to break every Moktian law to claim my female. Zaku – War is imminent on the small, blue planet the humans call Earth. I was only meant to guide the human geneticists toward the answers she seeks to avoid the brewing global conflict. But the more time I spend with the brilliant female, the more my attraction for her grows and the more reluctant I become to erase my existence from her memories. I should not be harboring tender feelings for a being not of my species, but I find there is no cure for my lack of restraint when it comes to her soft eyes and sexy curves. I should erase myself from her memory forever and return to where I belong. Ivy – I assumed I was alone in my endeavors until a late night in the lab turns up an otherworldly visitor I thought lived only in my dreams. His brilliant mind hasn’t been my subconscious thoughts, and his sensual touches haven’t been the product of my wicked imagination. No. He’s real! And he was sent here to help our world. Amazon KU

COSMIC CONFESSIONS (FALLING STAR BOOK 2) by Chloe Parker and Clarissa Bright

I only just found my men, but my new family is already scattered amongst the stars. When aliens took me from my earth, I never thought I’d be happy again. Instead of torturing me, they welcomed me with open arms, made me their queen and gave me a home. Now that an assassin has taken me away, all I want to do is go back to our ship. But even as I desperately try to make my way back to them, I can’t help but think that there’s more to this reptilian hunter. In this galaxy of magic and strange science, it seems there might be more to him than meets the eye. I’ve had Kye, the human cyborg, with all his soft and hard edges. I’ve had the Skoll, sometimes at the same time. And I’ve had Nereus, a prince, the man–the alien–I’m going to marry. It should be enough. It’s more than most get to experience. But all I can think about is what’s under Orion’s armor, and what happens to his clones when he takes off their clothes. I have to help him before I return to my kingdom and reunite with my men. But with him and my horned bodyguard at each other’s throats, who knows if we’ll all make it out alive?     Amazon KU


Family. Gold. Both precious. Both all too easy to lose …Daisy and Frederica Linden, having finally found their beloved father, Professor Rudolph Linden, are on the last leg of the journey they began so long ago. The only thing now in their way is the notorious gang of air pirates who haunt the archipelago between Port Townsend and Victoria. Corporal Kent of the Royal Canadian Airborne Police gallantly offers to escort their conveyance in an official airship, hoping against hope that Freddie will fly with him and give him an answer to a very important question. But Professor Linden’s sense of propriety dictates that Daisy’s fiancé William Barnicott and their ward Davey Fletcher should become the corporal’s crew. They gravely underestimate the pirates’ abilities and are barely clear of the mainland when they are shot down. It is up to the Lindens to locate the pirate hideout among the islands and mount a rescue. But when Davey goes missing, will they find him in time … or is it the pirates who should fear one intrepid small boy?

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She has a dangerous secret. He won’t stop until he uncovers it—and claims her.  Leah: Life sucks. The last thing Leah wants to do is fly to an alien planet and hook up with a mysterious warrior, no matter how hot everyone says he is. But to save her beloved Nana’s life, she’ll do what she has to. Even betray Taryn, the powerful alien she’s falling in love with, the only one who makes her feel alive. Taryn: He keeps his friends close and his enemies unaware he’s tricked them—the only way a powerful alien with his torturous past can survive. Until he meets Leah, a female with her own dangerous agenda. She’s his soulmate. The one who makes him burn and feel for the very first time. All he has to do is discover her secrets—and convince her she’s his fated bride.    Amazon KU

IOLANTHE (SPECTRE WAR BOOK 3) by Margaret Fortune

VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.

On a forgotten planet in the midst of an interstellar war, a resistance leader will rise. Teal Sorenson has lost everything in the two years since the alien Spectres descended upon the Celestial Expanse: family, friends, even her home. Now condemned to exile on the jungle planet Iolanthe, she can only watch the war from afar…until a chance invasion sends her fleeing into the night. With the colony overrun, the only place left to go is the jungle, and yet as Teal struggles to survive in a savage alien rainforest that could as easily kill her as save her, she realizes this invasion is more than just a simple offensive strike. Iolanthe has nothing to tempt the enemy: no resources, no strategic value, no military presence. So why are they really here? The answer could spell the end of the war, and the human race along with it. Now only Teal and a ragtag band of survivors stand between the enemy and certain victory. Mere survival is no longer enough. It’s time to fight. The battle for Iolanthe has begun.

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In my world, you keep what you conquer. Now she’s all mine. Dropping down to Earth was supposed to be a quick, painless job. Too bad one drink with the cute Earth girl ended up with me drugged and bound on my own ship. I thought I taught her a lesson, but all she learned was that the sparks fly between us. Now we both want more, no matter how explosive it gets. If I was smart, I’d drop her in the desert and let the dust storms finish her. If I was smart, I wouldn’t give her a second chance to trick me. I definitely wouldn’t take her to bed and promise to show her the stars. No one said I was smart. An everyday smuggling run turns into something more with Vani at my side and in my bed. She’s the sweetest cargo I’ve ever carried. But when someone threatens to take her away, I’ll tear through everything stupid enough to stand in my way. She’s mine, and no one steals what’s mine.

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It’s 1870, and women are finally allowed to attend university in Brythion, well, four women at least. Pippa Stanhope can barely contain her excitement, she was accepted to Grantabridge University. Pippa’s dreams have come true. She’s attending university and has the opportunity to study steam engineering with the very best. However, all is not as it seems at Grantabridge University. Society does not condone women seeking an education. There are very few people that welcome the ladies, let alone with open arms. In fact, Pippa can only think of two, the handsome Kaiden Fremont and Professor Aneurin. After some break-ins and destruction at the ladies dorms, one more advocate of ladies attending university dies. The detective accuses Pippa of their murder. To clear her name and find the actual murderer, Pippa finds herself amid a dangerous conspiracy. With the help of her friends and Kaiden, Pippa is determined to find the real killer. Will Pippa be able to bring the killer to justice before it’s too late?

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THE MISFIT SOLDIER by Michael Mammay

VS note: Pure military scifi, not a romance, but a release of note. I enjoy his books so it’s on my TBR.

Sergeant Gastovsky—Gas to everyone but his superior officers—never wanted to be a soldier. Far from it. But when a con goes wrong and he needs a place to lay low for a while, he finds himself wearing the power armor of the augmented infantry. After three years on a six-year contract, Gas has found his groove running low-level cons and various illegal activities that make him good money on the side. He’s the guy who can get you what you need. But he’s always had his eye out for a big score—the one that might set him up for life after the military. When one of his soldiers is left behind after a seemingly pointless battle, Gas sees his chance. He assembles a team of misfit soldiers that would push the term “ragtag” to its limits for a big con that leads them on a daring behind-the-lines mission, pitting him not only against enemy soldiers but against the top brass of his own organization.  If he pulls this off, not only will he save his squadmate, he might just become the legend he’s always considered himself. He might also change the way the entire galaxy looks at this war. But for any of that to happen, he has to live through this insane plan. And charm rarely stops bullets.

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VS Note: A re-release of an older title (and series). This was a good series.

Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother’s dream of finding the long-lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star’s End—the last known location of the masterpiece—she’s shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, refuses to back her expedition. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy, a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting. Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like their father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she’s trouble, but he’s lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn’t the only thing they’re drawn to…but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?

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Dawna: I jumped aboard an alien spaceship to rescue my sister, only to find out it wasn’t a rescue at all. Now I’m trapped here, and she won’t budge. That is until a big, blue-gray alien declares I’m his mate. I should be pissed, but he’s easy on the eyes, and, well, he may be our only way back to Earth. Sylas: At last, humans are to join the galactic community. In their orbit, the universe speaks to me for the first time since my family’s death. It points to a feisty blue-eyed female. The Totality’s call is clear—she is mine. But she is strongheaded and fights the pull. I will guide her, and when she is ready, we will seal in the sacred Olmi bond of fralight.    Amazon KU

GENJ (KADDIM BROTHERS BOOK 2) by Jessica Subject

VS Note: I’ve enjoyed the snippets Jessica has shared from the book.

Genj is a cinnamon roll alpha. Even as one of the circuit’s best space racers, he’s shy and rather clumsy. Not qualities anyone wants in a mate, especially the omega he’s crushed on for years. But when Genj invites Utahn on a whim to visit him for a weekend, the omega agrees. Utahn never expected his best friend’s older brother to reciprocate his feelings. Genj is a space racer, and everyone in the universe knows they rarely commit. When the two get together, sparks fly. And what once seemed impossible becomes a dream come true. But situations change. And past relationships have a way of interfering with new ones. Can Genj and Utahn work through past traumas, or were they never meant to be more than a childhood crush?     Amazon KU


An impending lawsuit. A dangerous job. A love from her past…Life is starting to make sense for Skylar Kawabata. She can finally see a path forward with her ship, her crew, her family, and her new suitors. Walking that path, though, is the hard part. Skylar’s mother is threatening to sue her for the ownership of the Amagi, and it leaves Skylar teetering on the edge of a cliff. She must get all her evidence in order and keep her mother’s consort from harassing her crew or worse. Funds are tight, so it’s a blessing she’s been offered a new job in the jungles of Rio. It will be lucrative… only if she can arrive there in one piece. When her previous flame, Kalvin, shows up out of the blue, the tenuous balance in her network disintegrates. Kalvin is a high-flying rogue pilot and his presence, while exciting, throws a wrench in Skylar’s carefully crafted plans. And now that they’re in the jungle together, she’ll need to figure out how Kalvin will fit into her life. Will he brave both the terrifying creatures of Rio and Skylar’s broken past, or will he disappear just like he did when they first met?
The pressure of holding everything together is too great, and when Skylar cracks, her confidence in her own memories is at stake. Can she hold her new job and network together long enough to fight for the Amagi? Or will she lose everything she has, including her life, to the jungles of Rio?

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It’s bad enough being the prisoner of a barbaric alien tribe, but I’m not even supposed to be here today…I’m a botanist, not a pilot, and yet somehow I’ve ended up down on an alien planet at the mercy of a race of giants. Can’t say I’m having the best day. My only chance of escape is to find my way back to my shuttle and hit the ‘auto pilot’ button. Easier said than done when you’re tied to a pole in an underground cavern surrounded by savages. Then Led’ran turns his yellow eyes on me and maybe, just maybe, I’ve found my savior. He’s huge, well-muscled, and rough. But he’s also thoughtful, curious, and strangely kind. But this is no fairy-tale. I’m not about to fall for my alien captor. Or am I?          Amazon KU


VS Note: I love anything to do with her Crashland stories! One clicked this.

The Taveshi see humans as an invasive species, and are debating exterminating us. Guess who they chose to represent humanity? Not a diplomat, a scientist, or even a politician. Just me, Tiffany Ranger, an eco-engineer with a smart mouth that keeps getting me into more trouble than I can handle. I’d complain more if their captain, Skymaster Korovan, wasn’t so damn irresistible. Seven feet tall, carefully carved muscles in all the right places. I know I shouldn’t stare but, honestly, can you blame me? To make matters all the more difficult, he won’t stop staring at me, either! He’s claimed me as his mate, but I am no one’s property. Though if I had to belong to someone, he’d be at the top of my list, especially if it would spare the rest of the humans on Crashland. Would it be so wrong to pretend, just for a little while? After all, it’s just acting, and it’s for a good cause. It’s not like I’m going to get feelings for him…right?                  Amazon KU

SCATTER by Molly Bragg

When Deputy US Marshal Danielle ‘Danny’ Martin was told she’d gotten a promotion, she expected to be leading her own fugitive retrieval team. Instead, she got transferred to Pontian Florida of all places, and assigned to a Superhero support detail for Focus, a seemingly immortal superhero who is also one of the most famous lesbian icons on the planet. Bad enough she’s got to spend every day working with a woman she’s had a crush on since she was five years old, but when she arrives at her new post, things start getting weird. It turns out that Focus asked for her by name, and it quickly becomes apparent that Focus wants to be more than just coworkers, or even friends. After Focus has a violent reaction to Danny getting hurt in the line of duty, she starts looking into why the Superhero might be so fixated on her. She begins to suspect that seeing the future might be one of Focus’ powers, but when a mission leaves her stranded thirty years in the past, right at the start of Focus’s superhero career, everything becomes clear, except why the Focus in the past can barely seem to tolerate her presence.



VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I put it on my TBR list.

January Cole’s job just got a whole lot harder. Not that running security at the Paradox was ever really easy. Nothing’s simple at a hotel where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a dozen different time periods, all eagerly waiting to catch their “flights” to the past. Or where proximity to the timeport makes the clocks run backward on occasion—and, rumor has it, allows ghosts to stroll the halls. None of that compares to the corpse in room 526. The one that seems to be both there and not there. The one that somehow only January can see. On top of that, some very important new guests have just checked in. Because the U.S. government is about to privatize time-travel technology—and the world’s most powerful people are on hand to stake their claims. January is sure the timing isn’t a coincidence. Neither are those “accidents” that start stalking their bidders. There’s a reason January can glimpse what others can’t. A reason why she’s the only one who can catch a killer who’s operating invisibly and in plain sight, all at once. But her ability is also destroying her grip on reality—and as her past, present, and future collide, she finds herself confronting not just the hotel’s dark secrets but her own.

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I swore to myself that I’d never fall for an alien warrior. Now my life depends on trusting a Drexian I’d hoped to never see again. I was coming on board the Drexian space station to attend my cousin’s wedding. That was it. Despite every other woman on Earth falling all over themselves for one of the tough aliens, I wasn’t interested. Not even a little bit. I had my own life on Earth to sort out, and a hot Drexian did not figure into my plans. But when a guy who’s been pursuing me for ages shows up for Zoey’s wedding, I need a way to prove to him that I’m not available. Unfortunately, roping Dryx into being my fake boyfriend isn’t as cut and dry as I’d hoped. But once I’m thousands of miles away, the whole thing will be nothing but a bad memory. (Okay, a really hot memory, but that’s not the point.)
When my return to Earth is postponed, I’m not only stuck on the space station, but I’m also stuck pretending the Drexian warrior least likely to settle down is my true love. Can I convince everyone on board that I’m in love with him while telling myself that his touch doesn’t light my entire body on fire?                         Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.

Not long ago, Earth’s colonies and space stations threw off the yoke of planet Earth’s tyrannical rule. Decades later, trouble is brewing in the Four Systems, and Old Earth is flexing its power in a bid to regain control over its lost territories. The Order of Saint Rita—whose mission is to provide aid and mercy to those in need—bore witness to and defied Central Governance’s atrocities on the remote planet Phyosonga III. The sisters have been running ever since, staying under the radar while still trying to honor their calling. Despite the sisters’ secrecy, the story of their defiance is spreading like wildfire, spearheaded by a growing anti-Earth religious movement calling for revolution. Faced with staying silent or speaking up, the Order of Saint Rita must decide the role they will play—and what hand they will have—in reshaping the galaxy.

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Cameron has gone from being a somewhat normal guy (well… if you consider being able to hear everyone’s thoughts “normal”) to discovering that he is only one half of a dual species being and that his soul is part of an intergalactic war that extends beyond the physical dimension. In this second book of the trilogy, “Finding Home,” Cameron continues his journey alongside Nick, the handsome man with purple eyes from another planet, in order to save Earth from destruction. They need to convince the King of Lyondra, the home planet to the most technologically advanced human race in the Universe, to help win the fight against an insect alien race that is intending to destroy Earth. They must journey to another Galaxy, millions of light years from the Milky Way, while also figuring out the complexities of their cross-species romantic entanglement that has finally developed. What they find when they arrive on Lyondra may not be at all what they expected, and their mission may now require them to save more than just one planet.          Amazon KU


We’re searching for the missing humans. From planet to planet, from slaver to slaver, Fenru and his Ockdal are leaving no stone unturned. A trail of bodies in their wake. All the while, the Dahk are hunting us.      Amazon KU


When life is a broken wreck, it takes a special kind of doctor to put the pieces back together. Owen Cassidy’s life is in a shambles. His business is plagued by catastrophic malfunctions, a near-fatal attack has left him with a shoulder full of gears and wires, and the lady doctor who saved his life insists on bedrest over action. To make matters worse, she’s perpetually cheerful, utterly gorgeous, and entirely uninterested in him. Dr. Eleanor Taylor has no intention of letting an obstinate, uncooperative tycoon ruin her hard work. Nora’s never been swayed by a handsome face, so desire is the last thing she expects to complicate the situation. But when she and Owen begin to bond, amorous feelings she’s rarely experienced—and doesn’t know how to handle—spark to life. As Nora and Owen find themselves lost in a tangle of friendship and blazing passion, their enemy’s schemes become wilder and more dangerous. To escape with their lives and hearts intact, they’ll need all their wits, all their skills, and a relationship built on the deepest trust.

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VS note: Hard to say if this is actually scifi but it is described as a “techno thriller”. Not a romance. Sounded good.

Claudia is used to disregarding her fractious family’s model-minority expectations: she has no interest in finding either a conventional career or a nice Chinese boy. She’s also used to keeping secrets from them, such as that she prefers girls—and that she’s just been stealth-recruited by Veracity, a referrals-only online-dating detective agency.  A lifelong mystery reader who wrote her senior thesis on Jane Austen, Claudia believes she’s landed her ideal job. But when a client vanishes, Claudia breaks protocol to investigate—and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit. Part literary mystery, part family story, The Verifiers is a clever and incisive examination of how technology shapes our choices, and the nature of romantic love in the digital age.

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VS Note: Sounded good, put it on my TBR list.

Raleen Burden doesn’t know where she came from. Well, that’s not entirely true. She knows she’s Decanted, a made-to-order human grown in vats in the far-off Earth system. But she doesn’t know who bought her and why she ended up in a little traveled area of the universe floating in a life pod far from anything. No ship debris, no nearby station, no inhabited planet. Nothing but her as a baby housed in a cheap, short-range lifepod. No one ever claimed her, so…[SNIP] All that ends when she’s forced to heal someone in front of witnesses. Soon she finds herself held against her will and enduring whatever her captors’ demand. Then a battered and wounded Hissa named Mavito is dumped in her cell with her. They want the Hissa warrior to get her pregnant. But she has other ideas because she’s not going to let them kill this male once they’re done with him. Little does she know that she gained not only an accomplice for escape, but a male determined to stay by her side even after they’re free. They might escape the facility trapping them, but Mavito has no interest in letting her escape him. VS: FULL BLURB ON EBOOK SELLER PAGE.

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A deadly rogue warrior and enemy of the alliance has been placed in her care. Dr. Charlotte Lockley is taken aboard the military vessel, Tarus, carrying high-risk inmates and ordered to treat those badly injured, including Prisoner Zero–a dangerous vrisha prisoner captured on a human trade world. As a doctor educated in alien medicine, Charlotte is one of the few that might keep the vicious alien alive long enough for him to be contained inside the max-security prison on the planet Fargis. Despite his supposed crimes, Charlotte slowly begins to heal the broken warrior. Enemy or not, he is her patient and she will do what it takes to earn his trust. Axrel as she comes to know him is like a viper–sleek, beautiful, and deadly. Though she’s warned of his killer instincts–and the destruction he could cause if he were freed–he never shows her violence. Axrel, however, has hatred in his heart. And a need for vengeance against those who have wronged him. But the delicate, strong-willed doctor, soothes his fury. Her touch brings him calm, fills him with a different sort of need that burns as strong as his long-sought revenge. He is drawn to her caring nature, which could be his weakness. When the unthinkable happens, their fragile bond is tested. Can Charlotte change his black heart or will revenge consume him?           Amazon KU


When I—along with my best friend and his big purple monster boyfriend—come across a fortress-like raider camp while journeying across the monster-infested Wastes, we stop to deliver a message. 
Somehow, that simple pit stop turns into a seemingly impossible quest to get this camp’s missing leader out of the prison where he’s being held and forced to fight monsters and other humans. And I know exactly where it is, because I’ve been there. Problem is, I’m making this journey with the prickliest and most arrogant guy I’ve ever met, who seems to immediately hate me on sight. Oh, and he’s also half monster. So there’s that. And he’s in love with a raider who definitely does not love him back, and he seems determined to take it out on me. So there’s also that. But I’m not going to rise to his childish insults and barbed words. I’m not. I’m also going to try very hard to ignore how mindnumbingly beautiful he is, even when he’s scowling at me. But the longer we’re out here together, the more I learn about my prickly half monster companion Moth. I realise there’s a reason he’s so closed off and angry. There’s a reason he hates everyone. There are secrets he’s been keeping, and when I find out what they are, I want to do everything in my power to help him—even though he’s telling me he can’t be helped. Moth is Book Five of the Monstrous series, a post-apocalyptic m/m fantasy series that features monsters and human men falling in love. It is best to read the series in order.                Amazon KU


VS Note:The Look Inside sample was interesting. No idea if there’s romance. An LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.

The crew of the XSS Savior, seven women strong, is headed back from yet another perilous mission across the stars when they receive a distress signal from an allied fleet. Apparently, they’re being attacked by a giant rainbow star that appeared out of nowhere, and, apparently, only this crew can save them. Things don’t go as expected. Expect gay girls, strange new worlds, and surprises. I bet you’ll enjoy it.                  Amazon KU


Would you change reality for love? Morally complex, orphan, and absolute genius Vincent Abajian is hellbent to uncover all he can on Artificial Intelligence. His relentless pursuit distracts him from a traumatic childhood loss—his childhood best friend Akane was engulfed in a time-turbulence, a random rift in space and time. But when a beautiful, temperamental, post-doctoral scientist, Emika Amari, joins his Center, everything changes. Vincent is convinced that Akane is inside the irresistible Emika. As they begin a life together, Vincent’s past and his connection with a time turbulence survivor challenge everything they’ve created and push them into a spiral of politics and conspiracy. Vincent’s silence to protect Emika threatens to tear them apart. Unknowingly, Emika is torn between what she wants and what Akane wants from her. With his newfound power, Vincent struggles with whether or not he should create another time-turbulence to free Emika from the grasp of Akane once and for all. But will tinkering with time be more destructive than anything he has ever encountered before?

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VS Note: Listed as a superhero fantasy.

What started as a nightmare, turned into a fairytale. Some might argue, Angel Cross was doomed from the start. Born to a life of servitude and raised to be an instrument of death, the girl was never comfortable unless there was a gun in her hand. Then she went and did the craziest thing of all…she fell in love. While the rest of her friends slip into a simple routine of domesticated bliss and saving the world, Angel has a harder time finding her footing. Instead of explosives, she finds herself toting a car-seat. Instead of midnight homicides in Berlin, she finds herself sitting in back of the PTA. An accidental touch of arson sentences her to Carter-appointed therapy, throwing a spotlight on all that dissonance, but things at the PC are growing rocky as well. Case files are being altered and prisoners are going missing. An inside-person may be working behind the scenes. How long can she pull a thread, before the whole thing unravels? Was such a venture destined to fail from the start? What happens if you realize…happily ever after isn’t enough?


HAVEN 6: RECLAIMED by Sandra R Neeley

Ba Re’ is a General in the Cruestaci military. He has always been quietly stoic, considering it an honor to carry the mantle of duty and leadership, while overseeing all the engineering aspects of Command Warship 1. But don’t let his stoic nature fool you, he is as lethal as any warrior among his people. Sent by his Commander and Sire to Earth to aid in the recovery of a fellow warrior’s kidnapped female, he himself is taken hostage. Heavily sedated, beaten, starved and tortured relentlessly, he has forgotten who he is and where he comes from. He’s now a violent, animalistic creature, living only for the chance to kill everyone and everything in his path. Even the infuriating female that keeps telling him she’s his mate is just one more body to add to the pile.     Elisha was more than a little overwhelmed when Ba Re’ declared she was his Ehlealah, his life mate. She thought it meant the end of all her dreams of becoming an interstellar translator and computer analyst. Whisked away to live with him onboard Command Warship 1, she finds she does love the stubborn male, more than she ever thought she could. But his determination to make her his mate, versus her determination to continue to be her own person, creates a stalemate neither can seem to overcome. Throwing their hands up, they walk away, accepting the fact they’ll both live out their lives with broken hearts. But now, Ba Re’ is missing and the Cruestaci have had no success in locating him despite continuing raids on Earth. But that’s okay, because Elisha is on her way back to Earth. There is nothing, NOTHING, she’s not willing to do to bring him back to his people, and hopefully into her arms. Even if he hates her for eternity, she can live with that, because he’ll be alive to hate her. Come hell or high water, she’s bringing him home. She knows who’s holding him hostage, and she’s leading the Cruestaci right to them.         Amazon KU


An Atlan warlord in hiding. In pain. In danger of succumbing to a horrible fever. Only one woman can save him. One. All he has to do is find her before he becomes a Big Bad Beast.

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Sent to the far reaches of the galaxy on a urgent mission, Vaznik warrior Kavok has no time for a mate. But the lovely, lush Helena intrigues him. Her clever mind excites him. Her scent sets his blood on fire. And suddenly, nothing is more urgent than her.       Amazon KU


Priyanka – My ruthless alien Keeper is dead, and his twin brother has been sent to take his place. Exiled to an alien planet by my family as punishment, I’ve suffered unspeakable horrors at the claws of my Keeper and his tribe. When he dies and I’m left to starve, I’m ready to accept my fate and perish on the desert planet. But when the spitting image of my dead Keeper appears before me, my plan is turned upside down. He looks just like my tormentor come to life, but …[SNIP]…Latham – The last thing I wanted was being forced to return to my old tribe. Taking over my dead brother’s duties as Keeper was not part of the plan. I had every intention of going back to my quiet life as an augmentation mechanic on the other side of the continent at the first opportunity. Hopefully without a useless human on my heels. But it is clear that if I leave the female, she will not make it…[SNIP]…VS NOTE: Full blurb on ebook seller’s page.            Amazon KU

THE CYBORG’S RUNAWAY (ROYAL CYBORGS BOOK 2) by  Aurora Caine and Nova Edwins

My father is angry with me for having a brain and not wanting to marry the first man he introduces me to. When he finally has enough of me being difficult—his words, not mine—he chooses a husband for me, and for some reason, he picks a cyborg. I smile and nod… and then bail the first chance I get. I’m not going to get married off like a good little wifey whose only job it is to look pretty. And to make sure that this wedding really doesn’t happen, I’m going to ruin myself in the ecstasy districts of Asaverra. I really thought this through, and there’s nothing that could go wrong with this plan. Absolutely nothing!

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VS Note: A re-released series. She released the entire five book series so here’s the info and link for book one.

On the battleground or in the bedroom, one woman and two men fight for dominance in a bold, new, and excitingly different direction in erotic romance…As a lieutenant of the Federation military, Sera Ayers is accustomed to giving orders, not taking them. Now she must obey the one man she can’t stand-and can’t stop thinking about. With the enemy Imperialists gaining ground, a covert team is assembled by Ash Walker. Ten years before, Sera had lovingly submitted to Ash’s dominance in the bedroom. But when he was forced into a political marriage, she refused to play mistress. His marriage now over, Ash wants Sera on his team-and back in his bed. The third team member, Brandt Pela, has an elegance to match Ash’s savage sexuality. And when their undercover plan requires Sera to pose as Brandt’s lover, it ignites a passion among the three of them more dangerous than their mission.

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For the first time in several millennia, nations set aside their differences. Only an interplanetary level threat could simmer down any tensions between leaders. Peace has never been eternal. Throughout the Mortal Realm, powerful bloodlines, clans, and royal families stepped up to save their worlds from the brink of destruction. Past heroes had plenty of living descendants with exclusive powers. Annually, mortals aged five to six take an examination to determine if they’d possess inherent capabilities, such as heat immunity or the ability to travel at the speed of light, which would grant them the privilege of becoming trained Agents. Lumière Inc. placed those with potential into teams, training them for more than a decade. Agents were symbols of hope. Decades passed, however, and cynicism rose. Morale needed a boost. Dream Teams formed. With bloodshed and shattered dreams recorded throughout history, they can only hope their fates won’t face inevitable doom. In the pursuit of tracking down the root cause of the rising everlasting darkness, our heroes must not lose sight of themselves.         Amazon KU


VS Note: I went back and bought book one in the series so we’ll see how it goes…you know me and dystopian apocalypses!

After nursing a broken heart for two years, Moira is more than ready to get her life back. Which is why she decides not to cancel her sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands despite the virus sweeping the country. After a week in luxury turns into her worst nightmare, Moira finds herself alone and trapped not just in a different country, but also in a lifestyle she knows very little about. Thank God she runs into Boone, a seasoned sailor who just so happens to be drop dead gorgeous. As the two search for survivors, they turn to each other for comfort in more ways than one, and Moira is forced to accept the fact that she just might be suck in the BVIs for good. But with Boone at her side, the prospect doesn’t seem too horrible despite the many horrors the virus has created. Stuck in paradise and fighting for their lives, Boone and Moira must do whatever they can to create a real future for themselves.              Amazon KU


VA Note: Listed as an LGBTQ+ superhero fantasy. Not listed as a romance.

After the arrival of the aliens, the world is in turmoil. World governments struggle to decide whether to cooperate with the aliens’ offers of salvation, while those in the know understand that the Musmahu–snakelike offspring of the Old Gods tasked with destroying the planet–are already here.
Holed up in a mountain retreat designed specifically with the defence of the planet in mind, can the team convince the world to support the aliens in defending the Earth before it’s too late? Could a teleported kebab possibly taste as good as one delivered by bicyle? Is it sensible to fight a war when you don’t know which side to fight on or even who the real enemy is? Because now it looks like a threat they thought was dead has the ability to control the snakelike Musmahu and might just hold the key to communicating with the Old Gods themselves. Incursion is a fast-paced serialized science fiction thriller about genetically modified heroes fighting a war against alien invaders.    Amazon KU


The heist: steal the Heart of Ailonsileah from a heavily fortified space station during a ball held by its wealthy and unscrupulous owner. Do not get distracted by the other expensive baubles on display, and definitely don’t get distracted by Galenn, the attractive and mysterious art appraiser who has his own agenda. Too bad Shay was never good at sticking to a plan. Things go from bad to worse as the heist meets more than its share of complications, including seduction, calamity, and betrayal. And through it all, Shay finds himself drawn to Galenn, even over the objections of some of his team. Can Shay make it through with his skin intact, his wallet full, and his heart unbroken?

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We will claim her. She stares at me and my wolf triad like we are monsters. We stare at her with pure hunger. I grew up alone on a hostile planet. I hunted with wolves. Every moment of my existence was wracked with agony, and there is only one thing that dulls it. Her. My Fated Mate. My Goddess. I would level planets for her. I would bathe the universe in blood to be by her side. Even if she stares at me like I am a brutal beast…She will be mine.          Amazon KU


Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies. Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves. Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.

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I was kidnapped from comic con of all places. By a big blue guy with horns. I thought he was dressed as an alien. Turns out he was an alien. He talks of love and longing for a mate. Sorry buddy, you got the wrong girl. Loxtin – I’m tired of this. Everyone has a mate, Except me. Fate just magically brings human women in other male’s arms. With the exception of me of course. So you know what? I’m just going to Earth to take one. I explained to her we were fated to be together. She doesn’t believe me.

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TRINITY: FALCON 7 Book 1 by Allie Zarin

Trinty Murphy and her crew set out on a perfectly ordinary trip aboard their ship, the Falcon 7. It was supposed to be a simple trip to deliver toiletries to a refugee colony. But then a mystery crate with a military escort is loaded and everything goes to hell. They team up with a race of secretive aliens. Big, pretty, shiny aliens with big horns. Now their leader says she’s his. Just in time for an attack from lizards with poisonous drool. Vrand V’Tenk Kandusia, an ambassador from Zendor was on a diplomatic mission when his king reroutes his ship to intercept a human freighter. He thinks he may be allergic to humans. Then he meets their Captain and his fangs drip an aphrodisiac serum. She is his. Now he just has to convince her.              Amazon KU

And just a reminder of my own new release last week:


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.     Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately. Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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Beyond the Emperor’s law – In the city of Elantra, the law is upheld by a few groups, and the most feared are the Wolves—the Emperor’s executioners. The newest member of this elite force is Severn Handred. Granted a leave of absence to pursue information about his unknown past, Severn joins a mission to an enclave well outside the boundaries of the Empire. And he will be in danger the entire time. Still, the instincts that led him to the Wolves and the sense of duty that keeps him there can’t be discarded as easily as the tabard he wears. While he’s in the heart of the West March, enmeshed in a tangled web of mysteries that have been held for centuries, Severn’s belief in justice is going to be tested. It’s one mortal man and his single ally against a community of immortals who will kill to keep their secrets. But they don’t know who they’re up against.

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VS Note: Listed in Erotica. Here’s the Author’s Note: “Inspired by a previously released title, Captured by the Orc has been extended, revised, changed… basically it’s a whole new book with monster smexyness.”

He says he’s an orc. He says she’s his. She’s still waiting for the camera crew to jump out of the bushes…After finding her fiancé in the arms of her best friend, Kelly Kingston does the only thing a sensible woman can do. She packs a bag and hightails it to her home town in the back of beyondsville to lick her wounds. Fate, plus her ancient and somewhat cranky car, have other ideas. Stranded on the side of the road, she doesn’t expect to become the bait for a monster chase through the woods nor be rescued by over seven feet of green beefcake. With an axe… and tusks… and a leather loincloth. Convinced she’s tumbled into some kind of weird reality TV show, she goes along with his delusions. All she needs is a ride to the next town so she can call for the cavalry. Only, the makeup on that demonic monster looks way too good, and… maybe, just maybe, the big dude is her only chance of making it out alive. Doesn’t hurt that he’s sexy, even if he is green.

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VS Note: Psychic hero.

Detective Isaac Taylor is about to celebrate his first Christmas season with his new wife. But a string of shocking and puzzling murders puts a serious crimp on his holiday cheer. Sidney Taylor is looking forward to going all out for the coming holiday. But when an unexpected family visit and a badly beaten woman both show up on her doorstep 24 hours apart, things get complicated. With a confidence in his abilities that he’s never known before, Ike is determined not to let any of it spoil the wedded bliss he and Sidney have found. But will they be able to hang onto that warm fuzzy feeling, or will his over-confidence ruin Christmas for everyone?                Amazon KU

TRUE WOLF (STAT BOOK 3) by Paige Tyler

Werewolf agent Caleb Lynch takes the lead on STAT’s newest case: to track down the thieves who stole nuclear weapons from the Air Force. His best connection is a brother-sister duo with a shady record, but there’s no guarantee Caleb can trust them—especially because of Brielle Fontaine’s supernatural abilities. Still, Brielle could be a useful ally for STAT, and Caleb sees something in her that could change his whole world.

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A witch, the granddaughter of a voodoo priestess, and a vampire walk into a bar. Only kidding. They are on a cruise to Mexico, but that’s not the important part. What is important, is that when someone is murdered, the cruise turns into a ghostly whodunit. Hi, I’m Rihanna Samuels, a 19-year old mind reader from Witch’s Cove, Florida. Not to brag, but I received my first photo gig aboard a 55-passenger yacht for Valentine’s week to Mexico! Can you say excited? Everything is perfect, until I meet my roommate—some super rich, tattooed girl from New Orleans who seems to hate life. Yay, me. Believe it or not, things go from bad to worse when I find a dead body in our cabin. And that is only the beginning of the strange events that unfold. I’d give you a hint, but I don’t want to spoil it.
Who the murderer is, I don’t know, but solving a crime isn’t new to me. Unfortunately, this isn’t an ordinary case. After all, the murderer is still on board. All I know is that I’m going to need a lot of help to figure out who did it. Wish me luck.                            Amazon KU


Change is inevitable, just like death. Morgan Sinclair needs to be in control, it’s what keeps her sane. With everything changing around her, sanity is the least of her worries. While Morgan and her new friends struggle to rebuild life in Talantic, a close ally is still missing, along with an ancient book that could tip Earth’s balance for good. Plus, there’s a certain sexy tracker who just won’t leave her alone. Cian Porter hasn’t belonged anywhere since the day he found out he was a tracker, so it was no surprise when his aunt banished him from their family home. Although, that could’ve had something to do with him stealing a powerful book, and then losing it to the fae. As their search for the book and his missing cousin intensifies, so do Cian’s feelings for the blonde beauty who got him into this mess in the first place. When disaster strikes, Morgan, Cian, and their friends will need to form new alliances, and prepare for a battle unlike any they’ve faced before. Can they find the book and stop Kato before he destroys everything they love?             Amazon KU


Shifters, Secrets, Spies and one woman in the middle of it all. Alyssa, code name Artemis. Yeah, there’s a reason she’s incognito at the DSA’s (Department of Shifter Affairs) new human-shifter training program. One which could get her killed if she’s not careful. She’s the only woman among a group of shifter and human males who are supposed to learn to work together to combat the anti-shifters. Guess how that’s going, BTW. Alyssa has her own reason for being in the program. And it isn’t to fall for three shifters…An Alpha Heir who Thinks He’s in Charge. Rafe’s alpha tasked him with keeping the peace between the humans and shifters in the new program. Rafe’s distracted by Alyssa, who would be perfect for him and his wolf. If she weren’t human. Rafe has to ignore the bewitching female. Easier said than done. A Shifter Going Feral. Tiernan needs to blood-bond Alyssa to keep from going feral. But can he explain the ramifications of the blood-bond to a human who knows practically nothing about shifters before his wolf seizes control? A White Wolf with a Secret (and a penchant for trouble). Maddox comes from the infamous Novak pack, where it’s each shifter for himself. Or is it? He joined the training program with revenge on his mind. Until the beautiful human female catches his attention.     Amazon KU


ELLIE – They lied to me. Kept secrets. And now, I’m forced to pay the ultimate price. The Divine One sees me as a necessary sacrifice in this war I know very little about. Do I allow myself to become a pawn…or do I fight back with everything I have, regardless of the consequences? THE KINGS – The girl we adore and love is in the hands of our greatest enemy. The cult that haunts the halls of Grove Academy wants to use our Ellie for nefarious purposes. We might be too late to stop them. And even if we do find a way to save Ellie…will she ever forgive us? Or is our story destined to end in tears and bloodshed? This is a dark reverse harem romance with gothic academics, dangerous cults, serial killers, and a sweet girl planted smack dab in the middle of it all.          Amazon KU


A dead body with no evidence about how they died…Cassie and the team are left confused when they discover a murder victim in a locked room with no other evidence of how they died. It will take all of their skills, knowledge, and magic to work out what happened and catch the killer before they strike again. Can they unravel the mystery?

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When the river Nile doesn’t flood like it’s supposed to, the gods turn to hippo goddess, Taweret, to help with the problem. Even with Taweret and Sobek’s collective magic, they fail to find the problem, until they come across Isis on the side of the Nile. Can they bring back the floods before it’s too late?

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In the wake of the latest high regency drama, the supernatural world is in an upheaval. Lennox and Team Kova are back in Obsidian Cove and doing everything they can to keep their town and academy safe as the supernatural world falls apart around them. Between riots, rumors, and revelations it feels like they barely have time to breathe, but to keep their families and friends safe they’ll keep fighting. When someone from Calev’s past shows up, things get even more complicated. The team tries to make sense of the unexpected personal battlefront, while also trying to keep up with the quickly escalating war around them. Can the team stop the humans from exposing them, or will the world as they know it be forever changed?     Amazon KU


A tyrant occupies the Fae Palace and the only woman who could stop him is hiding in Kentucky, drinking wine with a Milton scholar. But that might be a good thing. Sabrina, a small-town academic, spends her days teaching and hanging out with the kind but somewhat mysterious best friend she met a few years ago. Her life is steady, maybe even a little dull. Until her friend’s family arrives. Suddenly, Fae is no longer a fictional place. Magic is real. And, oddly enough, Sabrina’s knowledge of a 1634 play may hold the key to saving Nin and her realm. Nin landed in Kentucky after escaping her captor, the tyrant she once loved. The human realm is calming for her, with moments of joy, but she hates how she hides who and what she is from Sabrina. When Nin’s family unexpectedly arrives at her greenhouse, a series of events force her to share her secrets and grapple with her place in Fae — past, present, and future. Sabrina and Nin must trust in their friendship, themselves, and John Milton’s Comus to survive in Fae and save the realm from ruin. If they cannot, terror and destruction will reign far beyond the Fae Palace gates.



Welcome to Spellford Cove, where the baking is sweet and the witches are wild. Things are coming to a head with Antonio, but in case that wasn’t enough for Robin to handle, another body has showsn up in Spellford Cove, and this time Emma is one of the prime suspects. Will Robin be bale to juggle the issues with her father and save her cousin before it’s too late? Or will she be one loaf of bread that doesn’t rise to the occasion?     Amazon KU


Jett Kendrick has one last mission: to save the Sedona Pack and all werewolves from being exposed to the world as monsters by their own government. The debilitating psychic power he gained from the military’s super soldier research is now their last chance at safety. He’s weary, but more than ready to meet the task. Instead, he meets Hope Hanson. Hope has spent her life training for this moment, for the day the monsters came for her father, Senator Hanson, but she had envisioned a war, not this sexy solo warrior with battered determination in his eyes. Since Hope was a child, she could call lightning with her mind, but the deadly gift might not be enough to protect her from the secrets her father has hidden away. Secrets that forged Jett into the solitary hunter he’s become. When Jett discovers the woman hunting him is his one true mate, he’ll be forced to face dark decisions in order to protect shifters across the globe. Maybe this time fate has finally made a mistake, because loving her isn’t an option. Jett’s on a collision course with destiny. Love and salvation were never part of the deal.

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Murder is a game that Randi Sanderson knows far too well, but at least she’s playing on the right side of the law. Being half-archangel and half-vampire makes her one of Jacksonville Sheriff Office’s best detectives, and a suspect’s worst nightmare. When she arrives at the scene of her next case, it’s obvious this murder isn’t a typical human crime of passion or rage. As a powerful hybrid, Randi can sense something is off, and not just because the body was dumped in a church parking lot. Luckily, her many gifts include the ability to dig up dirt on anyone. This time, getting to work won’t be so simple. Surprised by a new partner, Randi knows her life is about to get a little more complicated. There’s a reason she doesn’t work with others. To the outside world she’s just a police detective and single mom, but the reality is she has a secret identity to keep. With the case taking a dark turn and her new partner obviously keeping secrets of his own, the last thing Randi needs is more trouble. So when the angelic and demonic factions start bidding to hire her to kill other supernatural beings just like herself, she patently refuses. The rogue hybrids known as The Shade are none of her concern, and she isn’t interested in becoming an assassin. But when she finds herself in the middle of her own case with The Shade coming for her, she must reconsider. The half-angel, half-demon miscreants won’t stop until they’re dead or they have what they truly want: Randi’s son.

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Never mess with the relics of the old gods… or the pixies who once guarded them. After her mom’s disappearance six months ago, Bethany Aodhán has been running their tavern in old Deva—something her family had been doing ever since a light-fingered pixie lost them the job of guarding the treasures of the old gods eons ago. Then her brother, Lugh, is attacked, his best friend murdered, and the tavern firebombed. A confrontation with a former lover leads to the discovery of another murder and a missing jewel from a godly relic, and Beth learns that the Éadrom Hoard—one of three godly hoards now guarded by the elves—has been stolen. But this is no ordinary theft. Darker forces are at work, and they’re not only seeking the means to resurrect a god of destruction but the power to forever banish daylight. That power lay with Agrona’s Claws—three godly artifacts that, when used together, give the user full control over night itself. With the webs of suspicion drawing ever tighter around them, Beth & Lugh—with the help of two sexy elves and a cantankerous old goddess who knows far more than she admits—race to find the missing artifacts before those intent on unleashing chaos. It’s a race they must win, because it’s not just their lives on the line, but the fate of modern-day England.

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Lisa hasn’t even been a member of the Nightshade Guild for a month when suddenly, she’s stripped of her powers. After the initial shock, she’s tempted to just give up. Live a life without magic. It would make everything simpler, after all. There are just a few problems with that. Someone is targeting the mages of the Nightshade Guild. They want to take them all out so they’re free to wreak havoc over the supernatural world. If Lisa doesn’t take her spot back, then the Nightshade Guild will be incomplete. The rune marking won’t pass to a new mage, and the magical world may once again fall into disarray. And, the problem that hits closer to home… with no magic, Angus, her dragon familiar, will perish. With her choice made for her, Lisa will journey to regain her powers. Through that journey she’ll have to confront her biggest flaw: her compulsion to break the rules no matter the cost. Her journey takes her to a place she least expects it, and waiting for her there, just so happens to be Jason, her ex. Is the person who stole her powers just messing with her? Tempting her to forget her mission to regain her powers and accept a “normal” life with Jason? And is the Nightshade Guild’s newest member strong enough to find her powers, and determined enough to stick to the plan?

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She’s fallen for an angel… but he’s mated to a monster. In a realm of orcs and powerful men, housemaid Alma Andersson is drowning — in grief, debt, and drudgery. And when her awful employer makes his darkest demand yet, she flees for the forest, and tumbles toward her doom…ntil she’s snatched to safety by a huge, vicious green beast. An orcHe’s utterly terrifying, with his towering bulk, sharp teeth, and deadly black claws — but his touch is gentle, and his eyes are kind. And his scent is a deep, decadent sweetness, sparking a furious flame between them…But it’s only more disaster, because Alma’s shy, soft-hearted rescuer is already mated… to another orcA tall, silent, snarling monster named Drafli, who loathes Alma on sight, and clearly longs for her death. Yet Drafli will do anything for his sweet mate, even if it means tolerating a weak, worthless human. So he makes Alma a cold, calculated offer: he’ll share his mate with her… but only on his terms. He wants her silence. Her surrender. Her servitude. And with Alma’s fate firmly in Drafli’s ruthless hands, how can she face her own dark desires — or all the secrets hidden behind Orc Mountain’s walls? Can a lost, lonely housemaid come between two orcs… without being crushed?             Amazon KU


Yes, my boss harasses me. It’s true and I hate it. But I’ll end up losing my job if I approach the matter right now. Brian doesn’t get it. He’s pressuring me to do something and I’ve had it with him. Despite his annoying behavior, we got close. Of course we did. Brian is hotter than any man I’ve ever been with. He’s also a man with a huge secret. A secret that shakes him to the core. I fell hard for him after he saved my life. Like, really, saved my life. But then something crazy happened. I found out who he really is…Will I ever be able to look at him the same way? Especially now that I’m pregnant?

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WOLF FATES (THE SHADOWMATES SERIES BOOK 2) by Mila Young and Rosemary A Johns

They crave to claim me…As the hybrid outcast of the family pack, my life has never been mine. I’ve been broken for as long as I can remember. Now, I’m torn between the love of two dominant, gorgeous Alphas. Except, how can I choose between them, when we’re enemies in the Wolf Games?
There’ll only be one victor, who’ll become Alpha. And I must win. Yet one initiate has been slaughtered already, and now I’m facing three terrifying new tests. Who can I trust in this world of secrets and lies? Licking my wounds, I can’t fall apart. There are monsters and killers in the shadows, and a war is waging. I have everything at stake: my fate, freedom, and heart.     Amazon KU


VS note: Not a fan of the cover.

The stories were all wrong — Hook was never the villain. For two centuries, all of the Darling women have disappeared on their 18th birthday. Sometimes they’re gone for only a day, some a week or a month. But they always return broken. Now, on the afternoon of my 18th birthday, my mother is running around the house making sure all the windows are barred and the doors locked. But it’s pointless. Because when night falls, he comes for me. And this time, the Never King and the Lost Boys aren’t willing to let me go. NOTE: The Never King is a dark retelling of Peter and Wendy. If you like your enemies to lovers romance with hot, ruthless, morally gray love interests, you’ll enjoy The Never King and the Lost Boys. You can expect hate kissing, fighting, bickering, and ‘touch her and I’ll unalive you’ vibes.                     Amazon KU


Their relationship was simple, yet complicated. Now Jonah just made it more complicated when the Immortal gifted Clea with a special symbol.

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An orphan, I live by the charity of my lord. Through me, the Goddess heals, yet I am treated like the lowest servant. In the wake of an attack, a young beta hunter is mortally wounded. I lay with Emric to heal him upon the forest floor. Everyone saw. Now an alpha, a beta, and a shifter pack all have me in their sights. And all the while, Petra, my lord’s spiteful daughter, despises me for taking a man she saw as her own. Trapped in a life of drudgery and cruelty, my only hope is to take a mate to escape Petra’s tyrannical rule before her jealousy takes a deadly turn. But why would her lord father let such a valuable asset leave? I may be at the mercy of their whims now, but I have allies waiting in the dark, waiting to make their move and claim me as theirs. The only question is who? And will they be too late?      Amazon KU


A big Orc Guardian just bought me. I’ve spent my whole life in hiding, exiled from my people, most of whom are dead. I tell myself loneliness is a strength, even though deep down I long for companionship. The first time I leave my hiding place, I’m captured by hunters and taken to a seaside village, where I’m put on the auction block, my pointed ears on full display before a crowd of stunned humans… and one gigantic (and incredibly handsome) orc who is determined to cast the winning bid. I think Thorsen the Savage bought me to keep as a plaything, and I’m fully prepared to use my light fae magic against him. But when he removes the iron bands from my wrists, helps heal me, and promises to take me far from the enemies who would hunt me down, I decide to make a deal with him. I’ll become his wife if he hides me away in the Orc Realm.

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VS Note: Ghosts.

If I thought the first half of my life was a bumpy ride, I’d better buckle up because I’m about to go over the hill and off the rails. My name is Trixie Troublefield, and I see ghosts. It’s sort of a new thing, and it’s more than a problem. While I was busy running around doing some last minute packing for my tropical anniversary cruise, my husband was busy bedding three other women—at the same time. So I did what any other sane person would do—I grabbed my suitcase and took to the high seas, alone. Here’s the thing. I’ve never been on a plane or a cruise ship. I’ve never left the state of Maine. I’ve never been on my own. I’ve never seen ghosts before either, but that seems to be on the universe’s agenda for me, too. I’ve got eighteen days to recalibrate, rethink my life, recharge, and eat all the food I can get my hands on. And I might look into a poltergeist pest control service while I’m at it. Of course I’ll start a travel blog and log all of my adventures for the world to see. Why not rub all the fun I’m having in my cheating ex-husband’s face? I’ll call it Suddenly Single! What a Trip. But no sooner do I step on board of that stately cruise ship than I stumble upon a body. Midlife on the high seas is proving to be a real killer.



The Myrian Enclave is in disarray after a Dathirii strike team interrupts Avenazar’s dangerous ritual, but Diel Dathirii is in no position to take advantage of it while his home is lost to Allastam’s soldiers.
Despite the Myrian trade war’s brutal turn, its key battles still happen in the shadows. Resistance inside the Dathirii Tower organizes itself around the family’s new steward, Yultes, even though he is as uncertain of his allegiances as everyone else. Outside, Branwen reaches to every spymaster resource she has to strengthen their position and undermine the Myrian-Allastam alliance. When Master Avenazar recovers from his grievous injury and sets his mind to revenge, the unsteady alliances forged within and without the Dathirii Tower will decide the city’s future. City of Deceit is the third installment of the City of Spires series, a multi-layered political fantasy led by an all-queer cast for fans elves, magic, and strong platonic bonds that defy all odds.

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Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering. Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead. Swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts, Mina seeks out the Sea God, only to find him caught in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a mysterious young man named Shin—as well as a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits—Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all. But she doesn’t have much time: A human cannot live long in the land of the spirits. And there are those who would do anything to keep the Sea God from waking.

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LEAGUE OF LIARS by Astrid Scholte

Ever since his mother was killed, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal—to see illegal users of magic brought to justice. People who carelessly use extradimensional magic for their own self-interest, without a care to the damage it does to society or those around them, deserve to be punished as far as Cayder is concerned. Because magic always has a price. So when Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. If he can learn all the tricks of public defense, the better he’ll be able to dismantle defense arguments when he’s a prosecutor. Then he’ll finally be able to make sure justice is served. But when he meets the three criminals he’s supposed to defend, it no longer seems so black and white. They’re teenagers, like him, and their stories are . . . complicated, like his. Vardean, the prison where Cayder’s new clients are incarcerated, also happens to be at the very heart of the horrible tear in the veil between their world and another dimension—where all magic comes from.

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All Jen wanted was a tattoo apprenticeship. The only artist willing to take her on, Lilith Sharpe, owns Graphomancy, a tattoo parlor in the worst neighborhood of Conflict, Oregon. And there are drawbacks. A contract signed in blood (what?) states Jen will work for free (come again?). On the positive, Lilith offers the apartment upstairs gratis. Of course, the building is haunted (oh, come on!), and she’ll have to share it with a creepy hairless cat. While judging a photo contest, Lilith chooses an entry with horror hidden in plain sight—half-buried human remains. Jen quickly learns that Lilith’s first passion is not tattooing but solving murders. More terrifying, Graphomancy is more than just a cool shop name. It is what the shop offers—black magic. Bones in the photo lead to a mother missing for two years. The picture was submitted to the contest by her daughter, who received the image as a text. But why would anyone want a dedicated community booster and volunteer dead? Was it a stranger, a member of the victim’s extended and blended family, or worse, a serial killer with a history of dumping his bodies in the area? As Lilith employs her dark art to pick up the trail, Jen fears that the investigation will prove lethal to them both.           Amazon KU


My billionaire dragon mate knows how to pamper a girl! Rich? Check. Hot? Check. Driving my other mates insanely jealous? Check and checkmate! Xerxes, my dragon mate, has whisked me away to Mexico. He keeps showering me with expensive gifts, breathtaking views, and lavish meals. I’m more of a cheeseburger girl, but I’m not one to complain about food. I just need to learn how to walk in heels without killing myself, again. Been there, done that. I’ve spent my life trying not to die and failing at it spectacularly. It’s time for me to show them all how tough I really am. Training isn’t easy, but I’m not going to be weak or rely on others to keep me safe. I’m going to protect myself… After I die a few more times, of course. I mean, things change, but do they really? Things are looking up for me and my mates. Well, everyone except Anzac and Mace. They are working hard to make up for the past, but Imp has it out for them, and her ridiculous pranks are getting out of hand. What’s coming next, though…isn’t going to be all fun and games. It’s time to pay my parents a visit and get the answers I’m owed. Are they even my parents? Ridgeforce is in shambles and Midnight has put out a contract on our heads. I’m determined, with my mates’ help, to take down every person who was involved with both corrupt agencies. Oh, and I still have a curse to figure out. It’s time to get my big girl panties on, the cheap ones, not the pretty ones that Xerxes bought me…because they’re probably going to burn anyway. And what if all my training isn’t enough? What if I keep dying? What if a girl can’t catch a break? I’m just a girl who’s on fire…Literally, because I’m a Phoenix.   Amazon KU


No man would ever own me again. A simple promise I’d made to myself after escaping a brutal childhood of abuse and being trained to enact violence on unblessed witches. Since that moment, I had managed to survive on the streets by successfully pickpocketing. Unfortunately, after years of hiding, the monster who starred in all of my nightmares was closer than ever and I was faced with only one option – seeking refuge at the Dark Imaginarium Academy. Filled with the elite witches of our society, I should have expected to run into some of my previous targets and that normally wouldn’t have been a problem. It wasn’t like they’d known I’d stolen from them. Except for my last hit. What I stole from him was something I would never forget because it was literally embedded in my chest. Yeah, he was a bit upset about that one… as in acting absolutely psychotic. Except he’s not the only one…A blood witch who has an addiction to my taste. A lunar witch who takes pleasure in trying to scare me into submission. An unblessed that wants to dissect me, literally. A shadow witch that relishes in marking up my body to show ownership. These men want to claim me, own me, and the treasure that I now possess, but I would never break the promise I made to myself. But when my past follows me right into the place I considered a safe haven, I find that these psychos may be the exact key to getting rid of my problem forever. The only problem? These men are convinced that I’ve never experienced the type of horror that would be required for that to happen, that they have to protect me from it. What they don’t realize? Killing left a stain on the soul and mine was pitch black.   Amazon KU


I’m going to try and pull off the heist of a lifetime. And honestly? Stealing a magic ship from the underwater palace of one of the most powerful – and angry – gods in the whole of Olympus is probably the worst of my long list of bad decisions. Not just because Poseidon is freaking terrifying. But because he has a secret. And I’m it. I’m his secret wife, powerless and cast out of my home.
If he catches me, it’s all over. So why the hell am I risking my ass? Because my sister is turning to stone, and I’m all she’s got. I’ll risk anything for her, including the devastating ocean god’s mighty wrath. But when I discover there are more secrets in Poseidon’s palace than I ever imagined, I realize it might not just be my ass I’ve put on the line. The King of the Sea is broken, and if I don’t get out soon, my heart is at real risk of going the same way.              Amazon KU


On the Road: Having known who his mate is for over a year and a half, now that he’s free, the brown bear shifter will do anything to win his human’s heart and claim him. Shannon knew it was a mistake. He should have found a better way, a way that didn’t put the remaining members of his sleuth in danger. Except, with his brown bear driving him, he takes advantage of the unguarded phone and calls the very people who’d enslaved them—the witch circle. To Shannon’s relief, no one is seriously injured in the witches’ attack, and the circle is stopped. On top of that, the women brought Shannon exactly who he’d hoped—Evan Reyes. Shannon had known Evan was his mate the second he’d scented the skinny twink while in the head witch’s kennels. Being be-spelled, Shannon had never been able to do anything about it. Now, he can. Of course, Shannon has a butt-load of restitution to get through first—not to mention having to figure out how to counter the witches’ lies that are filling Evan’s head—but this is his mate. With the help of his sleuth, even though they’re annoyed with him, Shannon can fix everything, can’t he?



His job is to kill her… not fall in love with her. As a vampire hybrid, Tempest Colby’s existence is a threat. Not only to the humans she refuses to feed from, but the entire Underworld. When the vampire king demands her attention by kidnapping someone she loves, Tempest is forced to turn to an unlikely hero in order to save them. Lucan Raphael shouldn’t crave the hybrid. He should kill her and walk away. But their connection is unlike anything he’s ever felt, and he finds himself struggling with the duty he’s never shied away from, and the woman who stands in his path. With the Underworld beckoning, Tempest and Lucan will have one chance to destroy the threat standing in the way of their happiness. If they fail, not only will Tempest lose control of her humanity, but Lucan will be the one to end her life.              Amazon KU


As Orion and Alena’s relationship blooms and solidifies, the two investigative teams combine their recent discoveries to piece together more of the Kra-ell mystery. Attacking the puzzle from another angle, Eleanor works on gaining access to Echelon’s powerful AI spy network. Together, they are getting dangerously close to finding the elusive Kra-ell.       Amazon KU


She doesn’t believe in fairytales, until a Dragon comes knocking on her door. Castor Falk escaped from the ruins of Castle Blackthorne on the Isle of Pain with one goal in mind, to find his half-brothers. If anyone deserved to hear tell of the end of Dragomir’s reign of terror, it was them. Besides, what else did a dying Dragon have to do with the little time he had left? Jozette Keeper was too old for story time. That didn’t stop the curvy normal from indulging in the longtime tradition that filled the bookstore with local children every day at two o’clock. It was just something to pay the bills while she worked on her non-fiction book. When a handsome stranger knocks on her door in the middle of the night, she finds herself in the middle of her very own fairytale. Is Jozette willing to take a leap of faith to save the dying Dragon at her door? Castor needs help locating his brothers and winds up knocking on the door of the one person he never thought to find. His fated mate. Was Fate cruel so cruel as to deliver his garnet rose only to take her away again? The Dragon must decide, either tell her who she is to him and bring her the pain of his imminent death, or simply fade away from memory.

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Years after Melissa married the love of her life, she keeps her daughter, Arabella, in the dark about their ancient family secret. But it’s not long before Arabella discovers their ability to move between the past and present − and finds her own happiness in the 16th century.   Amazon KU


When you can talk to ghosts, things are bound to get spirited. The ghosts have been there since before I can remember. When I was a kid, they doted on me, but as I got older, they got more demanding. I’ve spent my whole life seeing and talking to dead people and trying to pretend I’m not, because the living just don’t understand. Nobody wants to be around the freak who claims to see ghosts. Until I go to Mannix Estate. Once a private country home, then a posh hotel, it was closed after a suspicious incident but is now an immersive historic experience. It’s also haunted AF, and everyone knows it. Finally, I’ve found a place to work and live where I can be useful. Where I’m actually wanted. There are only two problems: I spent a hot, sweaty, satisfying night with Ewan the blacksmith before I knew we’d have to work together. Everyone knows sex with colleagues is a bad idea, right? Even if he’s the world’s most ripped cinnamon roll. Plus, the ghosts are keeping secrets. There’s something going on that’s not normal, even for a haunted estate. And I suspect that when the truth comes out, I’m the one who’ll have to deal with it… and it won’t be good.   Amazon KU


It was an ordinary night… until it wasn’t. An heirloom amulet gave me magic. Well, magic and three terrifyingly beautiful men who want the power of the amulet for themselves. They chased me to a strange land, on a quest to break curses and bring peace. In this upside down world, I’m in a lot of trouble with plenty of sizzling, hot pleasure. To get home, I need to defeat the red witch, Camelia. But the plan wasn’t going to work very well if my three men lost their heads. The next hiccup is now the red witch wants my power. A betrayal has me questioning everything. But there is a prophecy that may have all the answers.            Amazon KU

I PUFFIN LOVE YOU (RIVER’S EDGE SHIFTERS BOOK 7) by  Lorelai M Hart and Aria Grace

Omega Puffin shifter Holden escaped The Lab carrying a baby that was “created” in a petri dish as an experiment. Terrified and alone, he does the best he can to slap on a happy face and pretend all is right in the world. That is until the dreams come and he sees his baby’s future. Except that can’t be real, right? It’s only a dream. Or is it? Alpha fae Goodman had his life turned upside down when his job as a bounty hunter led him to a dark side he didn’t know existed. Add to that a brother he’d been told had passed away at birth, a mate who doesn’t recognize him, and being fired from the only job he’s ever been good at…and his life is in a spiral. Good thing the residents of River’s Edge are a forgiving lot.                  Amazon KU


Burke Arbor just got discharged from the military after being wounded in battle. He’s been trying to heal and come to terms with the fact that he may never be able to shift again. He’s also been hiding from the world, and even from his three best friends, in his cabin in the woods. There’s just one problem. He’s tired of only having his wolf in his head for company. When he finds out that Cliff went through with the Love Bites Dating Agency, an arranged marriage agency specifically for shifters searching for their mate, and that Cliff found his fated mate, he thinks it will be the perfect distraction. One drunken night with his friends and he decides to sign up. I mean, what does he have to lose? Besides his pride. When the agency contacts him with his match, he’s shocked that they were able to find her and worried that she won’t like what she sees when they meet. One look into Haven’s big blue eyes though and he knows that she’s it. She’s his fated mate and he’ll do anything to keep her. This alpha shifter might be wounded but that doesn’t mean that he can’t claim his fated mate when the time comes. Not if he has anything to say about it.                Amazon KU


Detective Danik Kaloshnik, the only detective in Crampton, has no time for anything other than working hard to solve the growing list of missing paranormals. When his captain brings in a consultant to help, Danik does his best to avoid him. Only the universe has other ideas. Now Danik has to deal with a very sexy fated mate, a murder, and a guy proclaiming to be a serial killer. What could possibly go wrong? Alexi Thalassa has been treading the seas for centuries, dreaming of finding his fated one. When the Crampton Police Department reaches out seeking his firm’s help, Alexi’s kraken is all for it. One look at Detective Danik Kaloshnik, and Alexi is ready to give Danik his sea treasures. Then regulations Alexi’s firm have in place interfere and upset his mate, putting him in direct danger. The race is on to figure out how all the pieces fit together so Alexi can help find the missing paranormals and keep his mate out of harm’s way. Alexi #1 is a paranormal gay romance, with a large, grumpy bear frightened of water and a kraken who learns he’s not the only one who wants to be in charge.     Amazon KU


Twenty one years ago, Evander Laun and Natalia Havashire went on the air throughout the world on almost every news channel simultaneously, to reveal to the human race that Elves walked among us. It is the most-watched historical event in modern times. Riicathi follows a new fledgling Elf, Killishia Renner, as she investigates for Channel 3 News, a series of robberies in New York City perpetrated by a band of Elves. Her investigation coincides with the chaos caused when the International Elf Council finds she is of Riicathi blood, a clan thought long dead, and the repercussions it holds for Elvish society.

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It’s time to claim my fate – Last week, I was a hotel maid who had no idea magic existed. Today, I’m the prisoner of a werewolf pack. I had to steal from them to save a friend, and now I’m behind bars. The shifter council has given me two choices — fix the problem I’ve created. Or die. To make thing more complicated, the werewolf alpha is my fated mate—and now he hates me for my betrayal. The attraction between us is off the charts, but it doesn’t matter. His loyalty is to his pack. He would avoid me if he could, but he can’t. When we’re forced to work together to save his pack, it becomes clear that neither of us is going to escape with our hearts intact.     Amazon KU

PREDATORS  by Loki Renard

Will has served three years of a life sentence for crimes he did commit. According to society he deserves to never see the light of day again. When a mysterious man named Maddox gives him an opportunity to be free, Will takes the deal. Maddox has a special use for Will. He needs someone he can bend until they break. Someone he can make in his own image. Maddox is not a man. He is a vampire. And Will is his next pet. Will is about to learn he knows nothing about the world in which he lives — and nothing of his own true nature. Finally embraced for all he is, Will finds himself kneeling at the feet of the one he must call master, compelled to serve as a pet to the beast who stalks NYC.
But can Will truly be tamed? And what happens when a monster falls in love?     Amazon KU


I’ve woken the Dark, and they’re here to claim me. Monsters killed my family, but nobody believed me. I’m told the trauma repressed my memories and that I imagined the creatures who tore apart my family. Six-year-old Trinity couldn’t cope with the reality she witnessed and created her own. They’re wrong. I’m no longer a child, but I still see monsters. Six years ago, three crept into the edges of my dreams, their violet eyes shining through the shadows. But these creatures with horns and claws didn’t want to hurt me. One whispered his wicked thoughts, another watched me but never spoke, and their leader tempered their wild desires. I wanted to surrender to their dark embrace, but my monsters left me untouched and alone with my fantasies. I’m now at Briargrove House for treatment, where Dr. Radcliffe specializes in teasing out the truth hidden inside damaged people’s heads. He promises to unlock my memories and bring those who murdered my family to justice. But how damaged and dangerous are the others who live with me at Briargrove? Dr. Radcliffe hopes to banish the imaginary monsters, but my three return. They call themselves the Dark, are wilder than my dreams, and fulfil every pleasure they denied me. They belong to me, and I am theirs. My dark lovers insist that the true monsters live inside Briargrove House, so I must return to their realm. If I don’t, other creatures will take me to a different place, where the dreams promise to become nightmares.            Amazon KU


Cassius Black and Morgan King’s trip to Ivory Peaks to uncover clues about their past takes an unexpected turn when a rift materializes and war demons attack the capital. Having saved one world by the skin of their teeth, they return to Earth, only to find it has been rocked by ominous quakes bearing a close resemblance to the phenomenon that nearly destroyed the Dryad kingdom. After defeating demons that emerge from a crevasse in San Francisco, Cassius and Morgan rescue the Wild God Pan from the bottom of a rift with the help of Victor Sloan and the city’s otherwordly. But instead of thanking them, Pan makes a startling demand: rescue his lover and prevent the Spirit Realm from being destroyed, and he will reveal the truth about who Cassius and Morgan are. Help comes from an unexpected source when a pair of Reapers visit the city and Cassius, Morgan, and Victor soon go hunting for a missing deity who may hold the key to saving all the realms. Can they free the immortals from their prisons and find the powerful artefact that can bend the mind and will of even a God? Or will the enemy who has long manipulated them from the shadows win this war and destroy everything they have come to care for?     Amazon KU


When a little girl, all alone in the big bad woods, lets it slip that she’s on her way to visit her sick gran, I can’t help but take advantage. Don’t judge me. I’m hungry and let’s be real… What tastes better than a meal that doesn’t struggle—much. Little do I know, my blood-thirsty plot is about to be foiled by a set of five werewolves that have decided to eat gran, take her place, and eat the little girl! I wish I had thought of that last bit myself. The worst part is that I have been a lone vampire for years now so I have no one to watch my back. I am just easy prey to them and their beastly desires. If I can’t escape, I just may become victim to those desires and they are more than willing to huff and puff and blow my resolve away.         Amazon KU


What should have been a fun evening of sellecting flowers for Serena’s wedding soon turned into a brawl between two Enchanted Island families. When one of them shows up dead the next day, Shayla, Needles, and Alex are on the case. But when the grieving family has more skeletons in their closet than actual people, the secrets start spilling out. With myriad suspects, the sleuthing trio set out to get alibis and motives. Just when Alex, Shayla, and Needles start to close in on the bad guy…one of them is critically injured! Now it’s up to the other two to pick up the pace and snag the killer before Black Forest King steps in and the whole island feels his wrath!     Amazon KU


When a “divine culling” of the human population doesn’t go as planned, two heroes—one royal, and one unsung—brave the deadly new world to save a woman they both love for different reasons. Only, she doesn’t know they exist. Desperate for answers and reeling from their part in the eradication of mankind, when their world collides with hers in the ensuing chaos and upheaval of the End of Days, all bets are off. Will their prophesied fates shift in the rubble of the aftermath? Will their love for her be enough to make things right, though her entire life has been a lie, and they have always known the truth? King Daemon won’t go down without a fight. He’s been in love with Grace since he knew what the word meant, and he will do everything in his power to save her, even if it means sacrificing her to the man she loves.            Amazon KU

THE COCKEREL’S EGG by Nina Merrill

Professor Nicholas Foxglove has a problem. He struck a bargain in Hell, but his payment’s a little…short. Now he can’t leave Hell until he pays up. His colleague Lolly Pettibone has a solution.
It’s a good thing the imp who’s holding Foxglove prisoner has a thing for Lolly’s knee-high boots, tight jeans, and her go-to-Hell attitude. But performing under pressure exacts a price all its own.
Can Lolly and her charms release Foxglove in time? Or will they both be trapped in Hell forever?

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How long can Chadora’s throne sit empty? That is the question on everyone’s mind as they wait for the rightful heir to return for his crown. Patience is not Eda’s strong suit, and she has an idea to speed things along that just might work. The youngest Suttone has found her voice, and now she is determined to be heard. If they will not listen to her words, then she will speak with her sword. It is time to step outside the walls. But first she must get past the only man brave enough to stand in her way. Roul Thornton has a five-year plan and too many secrets. As he guards those within Chadora’s walls, he is acutely aware that the people who need his protection most exist outside of them. At least, that was true right up until he met the youngest Suttone sister. She needs protecting from herself. Eda is fire and heart and wit and trouble—and the biggest threat to his plan. He is about to follow her down a dangerous path. With his loyalties already divided, Roul must ensure his heart remains wholly intact.

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Wolf shifter Kent Benson has a major problem with his twin. No one knows which brother was born first. It’s created lifelong tensions between the siblings for the alpha title. Kent knows he’s the alpha. He can feel it. When a cute little witch comes into the drama, he can’t keep his hands or lips to himself. Priscilla Maddocks is a lot of things. Witch, paralegal and looking for a whole new life. When Gerri Wilder calls with an interesting job, Priscilla jumps on the new challenge. That’s all great until she meets Kent. The lawyer is smoking hot, bossy, kisses like a dream, and is making wild claims that she’s his mate. Priscilla’s unsure about using magic to figure out which of the twins is the alpha of the Benson pack, but she’s willing to give it a try. She soon finds out that things aren’t that easy. Betrayal, family secrets, and all kinds of twists and turns might rip these fated mates apart before they even begin their love story. Can the witch cope with a walk on the bite side?     Amazon KU


Once, we’d worshipped them as Gods. For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame. Then, we died on their swords. All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a free woman. Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs. But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line. My heart.         Amazon KU


The horde will come. They will consume. They will leave. The fearsome horde wasn’t supposed to be real…But then myth becomes reality in the touch of a savage. Glowing red eyes, pointed teeth, and claws demolish everything in our village. As well as my hope to escape with my sister. There’s nothing we can do except wait for their departure, hoping they don’t take more than we have to give. The savage’s demands are swift and foreign, as is the hunger in his eyes. He only watches me and the fire in his gaze burns brighter the longer he stares. I’m beginning to think he’ll never leave…Or if he does, he won’t go without me.     Amazon KU


What happens when the one of the world’s most deadly assassins has secrets of her own worth killing for? Stella has been around for a while. She knows the game and the price to pay to play. But when Stella has violent dreams and unexplained bouts of repressed memories, will she be able to continue her lifetimes full of deceit?

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Truthshapers. Dream invasions. Artisanal blackmail. Minerva Cantor is having a miserable day. Her live-in boyfriend is a man child. The guys at work keep stealing her ideas. But when she wakes up at the hospital after a serious accident, she’s different. If she crosses her fingers, she can make lies become the truth. She can make things happen. Anything she wants. Except there’s always a cost for bending the truth. Minerva’s lies lead her to more boyfriends than she can fit in her apartment, a secret matriarchal society of psychic bureaucrats, a resentful homunculus, and a shapeshifter with nothing to lose. The third book in the Psychic State series takes place twenty years prior and tells the story of how the Psychic State came to be.

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They’ll take a leap into the unknown to protect the world. There’s something seriously wrong with Earth’s magic. A demon has appeared unsummoned out of thin air, familiars can’t return Home, and as Grim points out, rats smell like summer in the middle of winter. Grim and Pip can deal with rats; Silas can banish one wayward demon. But soon there are other demons, more each day, and Silas’s old mansion is full of mysteries. He and Darien will need their familiars, their friends, plus a whole lot of luck, as they search beyond Earth for the dark forces that have changed their world. And to have any chance of getting safely home, Silas will have to confront a past he’s avoided for ten long years.

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Ever since my very public divorce, I avoid men where I can. Until I find myself in a surprise shifter attack and a hot wolf rescues me. He says it’s safer for me to stay at his place for a while. It’s a crazy offer from a stranger, but he feels so safe and warm…But staying at his place turns out to be more challenging than I thought. There’s this chemistry crackling in the air, this barely contained passion.
Is it just because I haven’t been with anyone for a while? Or is it the work of the magic that has affected the pack for so long? I know I should focus on other things than his phenomenal body. Like the fact that something strange is going on in this town. The pack comes first, and this dangerous magic must be controlled. But underneath it all, what I really want is to unleash its full power…And have him show me the scorching heat of real magic.     Amazon KU


VS: This publisher seems to use the same cover image for all their titles, as with this book and the scifi romance above in the post.

All Jet wants is a fun night out at the club he’s finally old enough to get into. Okay, not all — he also wants mystery, adventure, love, college tuition, and a new best friend who isn’t too busy to spend time with him. But he wasn’t expecting any of those to find him at Club Nox. And he definitely wasn’t expecting a gorgeous stranger to offer him his heart’s desire in exchange for … his actual heart? What kind of crazy deal is this? And what does the alluring Darken mean when he says it’s too late for Jet to change his mind? Why can’t Jet take off the heart-shaped pendant? Darken feels a little guilty about tricking the cute goth boy at the club into taking on his curse. But what choice did he have? Any one person can only wear the heart pendant for so long before it drains them, and he’s served his three years. As curses go, this one honestly isn’t so bad. And maybe Jet will let Darken sweeten the deal with a few kisses. He isn’t sticking around now that he’s free, though. And he definitely isn’t falling in love again. That’s what got him into this mess in the first place. Soon Jet realizes Darken told him the truth: Jet has made a bargain he can’t escape. Does he even want to, if Darken is part of the package? If only human hearts were as easy to win as magical ones.

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Kurt Briggs has a spirit link to a tiger Familiar that gives him superhuman abilities, but when his father is murdered, the military veteran becomes a target for terrorist sorcerers. Alone, Kurt finds he’s no match for the witch and her shape-shifting polar bear. He turns to Arcanist Genevieve Reyes for help in fighting the killers’ spells. As Genevieve and Kurt hunt the terrorists, shared danger leads to shared desire. But they soon realize Kurt’s passion for Gen weakens his control over his cat. The consequences could be deadly for them both. Genevieve is attracted to Kurt’s animal sensuality, but she knows she may be in as much danger from his tiger as she is from the terrorists. Even if Kurt and Gen manage to stop the terrorists, their evil sorcery may trigger a witch hunt that could mean the destruction of everyone with magical Talent — including Kurt and Genevieve.

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When Killian returned alive after an enchanted captivity, his younger brother Prince Gawain was more than happy to step aside as heir to the throne of Abercarn. Now, though, Gawain is at loose ends — until Lady Catrin seduces him and secures his agreement to stalk Madrin, the evil magician who enchanted Killian and killed her father. Posing as troubadours, the two battle adversity together and find that they are connected by more than their hatred of Madrin. Yet despite their growing longing for a life together, neither of them is willing to abandon their dangerous quest. Their confrontation with their powerful and wily enemy will be the ultimate test of their resolve and their love.

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Berserkers. Chanku, but not. Born as animals, but unlike their more civilized brethren, they have no access to the Tibetan grasses that give Chanku their shapeshifting abilities. They are refugees of the same alien world, aware of their humanity yet living and dying as animals on earth. Untold numbers of shapeshifters in zoos…in the wild…in cages as victims of predator trafficking rings operating worldwide. Unable to know their true selves, unable to fully mate with the ones they love. The pack knows they exist. Knows that they are the only ones with the power to save their feral brethren, but the clock is ticking. Chanku are almost immortal, but Berserkers live and die on their animal’s timetable…how many will the pack rescue before it’s too late? Will they ever save enough of their brethren—different yet so much alike under their skin? The hunt is on.

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As an ex-succubus granted her soul by the Highest of Deities, Inari Chayse has spent the twenty years since her “rebirth” channeling her voracious sexual energy into kicking the asses of all malevolent paranormal beings. Torn between the demon she was and the demon assassin she has become, she has no intention of complicating her life further. But when the vampire who pleasures her dreams walks into her paranormal strip club complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it. Fifty years ago, Ezryn Navarro abdicated his true-born throne to spare his people a bloody destruction. He never expected to find himself in a Sydney strip club, buried in the deliciously sensual body of the very divine assassin he’s been commanded to kill. The bigger surprise? Inari awakens something he thought long dead. His humanity. As their tormented desires intertwine with a centuries-old battle of blood and power, redemption seems as unobtainable as love. The backlash will rock the entire vampire race, leading to their salvation…or their deaths.

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Evicting a monster is no easy feat. Especially when the monster lives inside you. I’m a rift walker, one of a handful of humans able to step into a world of monsters and arcane magic. We follow three simple rules: Never step into the eldritch realm after sundown. Never stay for more than an hour Never, ever bring anything back I broke all three rules. Now my body is host to a psychotic aberration who materialises after sundown to haunt me in the flesh. Flesh arranged on a body made for sin, despite its monstrous proportions. Telarion delights in tormenting me with his deep grumbling voice, and arrogant demands. He wants out. He wants to be free, and I’m totally on board with finding a way to evict him. But the Supernatural agency governing Eldritch activity have other plans for us.
They want us to work for them, hunting down other eldritch horrors. In return, they’ll refrain from exterminating us and find a way to separate us instead. But the clock is ticking, because the longer we’re connected, the more I’m changing, and I’m afraid…Afraid that by the time they find a solution, it might be too late. I might already be a monster.            Amazon KU


THE SCARS OF THE PAST – Addie Markham escaped her brutal past but is struggling to find her place now that she’s free. With her daughter finally safe, she has the chance to find her own love. But the horrors she endured are anything but forgotten. Maybe she’s simply too damaged for love. BROKEN MATES – Nikolai Dashkov is the Alpha of the first pack. He was given a second chance with his mate, and he intends to keep her by his side. He failed to protect her once. He won’t fail again. FIGHTING FOR LOVE – Addie and Nik will have to navigate eighteen years of betrayal and heartache before they can reclaim what was stolen.              Amazon KU


The angels only let me out to hunt. But it’s not demons I’m sent to destroy—it’s dragons. I’m corrupted. My soul was impure at birth. I’m an angel born with an insatiable need for vengeance so intense that they caged me, branded me, and kept me in the dark. I’ve been promised purity and redemption, freedom from my cage. Failure is not an option. My soul depends on it. I must hunt the Dread—a merciless clan of dragon shifters whose true nature reveals itself in the dead of night. For once my killer instincts might set me free. But one mistake is all it takes. One moment that costs me my freedom once more. Now, my life rests in the hands of Callan Steele, a Dread dragon whose touch sears my corrupted soul. He makes a claim on me that can’t be true. He tells me that my wings are not my own. That my strength is stolen. And that the fire in my angelic heart belongs to him. That I belong to him. Some angels fall, but I won’t crash and burn.         Amazon KU


VS: Here’s the first book in my scifi romance gladiator series. The books can be read as standalones:


Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.

Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate.

Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?

KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?

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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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Ten to One Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

May be edited a bit from published version.

This is the last excerpt from KYDEN: BADARI GLADIATORS SERIES BOOK ONE because book two RENNYR has been published and I’ll switch to excerpts from it.

The excerpt jumping ahead in the book to the next time Kyden appears in the arena. Elara is in the audience. They’ve had no contact since the episode where she gave him the scarf… 

Ten men were taking up positions to surround him. Two of them were cyborgs, or so his keen Badari instincts told him. A gladiator was supposed to be warned when he was going to battle anyone unusual. Another was a short, musclebound alien with four arms, all holding different weapons.

Ten to one wasn’t great odds.

The other men from his House reacted in different ways. Some were clearly as puzzled as he’d been, when their scheduled opponents joined the circle around Kyden instead of lining up to fight one on one. These men tried to come to Kyden’s aid but were shooed away by the referees.

Others like Jadaxus merely shrugged and headed for the tunnel without a backward glance. He stood to benefit hugely if Kyden died, with one fewer man between him and the top rank he craved.

All right then.

Calm descended on Kyden as he made a quick circle, taking in each of the men who planned to join in killing him today. On another afternoon he might have decided to welcome death and go into the arms of the goddess with gratitude, ending his time here. Not today. Not with his mate in the audience. He would not die in front of Elara.

VS: Thanks for all the comments on KYDEN. If you want to read the rest of his adventure, here are the buy links:

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The new book, second in the series:


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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Why I Wrote RENNYR, the #SciFi Romance Gladiator Novel

As is well known by now, I loved the old “sword and sandal” movies like ‘Demetrius and the Gladiators’ and any version of ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’, as well as more modern works like Starz’s ‘Spartacus’ series. So the idea of writing a scifi romance series involving futuristic gladiators has always been on my mind.

And for those who wonder why my scifi gladiators wear what looks remarkably like ancient Roman uniforms – hey, it’s cool looking, it says ‘gladiator’ immediately and as a kid I imprinted on Demetrius’s dramatic, swirling red cape in that movie. I carefully established in the first book that the citizens of the galaxy Hinterlands have a romantic, inaccurate view of their own historical past and therefore the gladiatorial ‘industry’ relives the imagined glories of the old days, complete with ancient weapons…and red cloaks. There’s a lot of world building to my gladiatorial system, and readers have said it reminds them of various forms of highly organized professional sports in our time, among other influences. (I also did a lot of research on the actual Roman gladiators.)

In the first book, KYDEN, I told the story of a Badari warrior who’d been smuggled out of the Khagrish lab where he was genetically engineered and sold into lifelong slavery as a gladiator. When the book opens, he’s been in the Hinterlands for a very long time and has risen to the top of the standings. He falls in love with a Senator’s daughter.

For RENNYR, I wanted to tell the story of a Badari who has just arrived in the first circles of the hell that is the gladiator world and has to find his way. He’s disoriented, rebellious and not open to advice about how to get along. And he misses his pack…he has no idea there are any other Badari in the Hinterlands.

The heroine, Jaine, is an ordinary person, kidnapped by pirates who took over the ship she was travelling on, and who is to serve as one of a crowd of unfortunates to be fodder for a death match to amuse the masses. But when she and Rennyr glimpse each other in passing, he knows she’s his Fated Mate, and he’ll do anything to save her.

Having a couple who were new to life in the gladiator industry and who had to figure it all out on the fly, while sharing a cell and a bed, was a fun challenge and a way to tell a fresh story with the gladiator tropes. (And to write a few spicy scenes as their attachment to each other deepens…)

When I’m asked why I like writing science fiction, I always respond that it’s in part because there are no limits and I’m not constrained by the realities of our own planet and current understanding of the universe. In this novel I threw in an episode which was a major nod to one of my own favorite SF novels/movies – in a single word – Triffids. These are my own creation, however, using the trope of man-eating plants, which is rooted (see what I did there?) in the very real idea of the Venus flytrap (carnivorous plants) and has been used over and over in SF, from the original 1951 “The Thing from Another World” movie to “Little Shop of Horrors”. It was a fun sequence to write!

I also enjoyed developing a pair of supporting characters – an old, retired fighter who gives Rennyr advice he desperately needs and an influencer who shares a lot of hard truths with Jaine along the way.

And perhaps some old friends make an appearance. Just sayin’.


Here’s the blurb:


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate.

Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena?

Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…

RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for FEB 16

I have  a new release of my own to report this week: RENNYR, the second in the Badari Gladiators Series!!!

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). 



Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.     Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately. Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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I know how to fix broken things. I’m one of Earth’s top engineers. But a sexy Rhonar warrior with a scarred past? That may be a challenge even for me. An explosion on the moonbase has me careening into space. If it weren’t for the hot alien pilot Brokdar, I’d still be floating amongst the debris. But now, we’ve been sucked through a wormhole to an unknown planet. We’ll have to rely on each other to survive. But with his barred emotions and tight-lipped demeanor, I don’t know how to break down his walls—even if the chemistry between us is set to ignite. If we don’t work together, we’ll never make it off this remote rock. I need to get home. My sister and best friend were caught in the blast. I don’t even know if they made it out alive. I have to know. And if I don’t make it back, no one will warn the Rhonar about the looming threat. Will the alliance between the alien warriors and Earth break before it’s even begun? And if it does, how will I ever be with this alien who’s slowly stealing my heart? Only the stars know.               Amazon KU


When Lori finds herself on a dangerous prison planet, an even more dangerous alien warrior is her only hope for survival… After a bad breakup, Lori is determined to make some changes in her life. Being transported to an alien prison isn’t what she has in mind. When the monstrous warden casually tosses her to one of the massive inmates, her fate is all too clear. She should be terrified. Instead, the big alien warrior arouses an unexpected passion. Unlike his brothers, Altrez hasn’t always been on the right side of the law. But when he discovers that one of them has been wrongfully imprisoned, he is determined to free him. After his first attempt goes horribly wrong, he recklessly decides to have himself incarcerated as well. He didn’t expect a luscious human female to complicate his plans, but that won’t stop him from claiming her. Now all he has to do is find his brother, free them all from the prison, and convince his mate that he’s not really a criminal after all. Simple, right? Although each book in the Folsom Planet series can be read as a standalone romance, there is an underlying story arc that continues throughout the series.           Amazon KU


No matter where she runs to, I will always find her. Always! Violet: Just my luck not only to be captured and held prisoner by my archenemies, the Zylonians. No, my captor is also the most insufferable male I have ever met. That he is gorgeous is utterly beside the point. Eryx: I don’t believe in fated mates or any of those legends, not until the most exasperating female becomes my prisoner—and escapes me. But if she thinks I will let her go this easily, she is sorely mistaken. Because she is MINE!              Amazon KU


VS note: Not romance but a scifi/fantasy release of note.

From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world. Follow princesses warring in space, haunting ghost stories in Argentina, mermaids off the coast of the Caribbean, swamps that whisper secrets, and many more realms explored and unexplored; this stunning collection of seventeen short stories breaks borders and realms to prove that stories are truly universal.

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VS Note: Listed in steampunk.

BLIZZARDS, BEARS, AND BARROOM BRAWLS – Disgraced sheriff’s deputy Ruth Cortez never thought she’d be a wanted fugitive. She certainly never expected to be facing the End Times with nothing but an old flintlock and a dead man’s boots. But someone has to stop the snake-handling Reverend Jolly before he recruits the most infamous outlaws in the Northern Territory to terrorize her hometown. With luck, she can stay one step ahead of her lover-turned-enemy Marshal Sebastian Hardin—and keep the irrepressible Lee Merriweather from landing them all in even deeper trouble.
When Ruth, Lee and the train cook Ned Carver roll into Hatchet, the Wickedest Little Town in the N.T., all their plans go sideways. Something is terribly wrong with Ruth’s cantankerous phantom, Doc. And an unexpected betrayal leaves them in their tightest spot yet. Things are looking decidedly grim when evil forces descend on the isolated town of Lucky Boy. But as they say on the prairie, a pair of six-shooters beats a pair of sixes—and Hell hath no fury like a woman defending her home. AmazonKU


If he claims her, all will be lost. If he doesn’t, he loses himself. Myk is the rogue alien warrior’s brooding weapons master. Fresh from his hell-like forge, he’s the definition of an alien angel of death. He thinks he knows what will heal him. He wants a child. And he’s chosen me to fulfil this desire. I can’t deny that there’s something about Myk that calls to my bruised heart. An alien bad boy who needs my help. But do I want to give him my body, when all I want to do is feed his soul? Can I enter into this arrangement without risking everything…again?              Amazon KU


Oops, I suppose anyone could kill someone, but can you do it in front of cameras and never leave any trace, no DNA or any dust and that is amazing. The top Officers killed without a trace. Only two agents sent out to investigate. Over nine thousand suspects and the largest spaceship ever built. The odds don’t really seem fair, especially when things keep going wrong and the brilliant Lead Agent has more problems than just finding a killer. Still he has chosen the right assistant in the pretty puzzle worker. She doesn’t stop until she has all the pieces fit together to make an answer.



Two pairs of best friends—one alien, one human – Two sets of lovers—one genuine, one pretend…until the moment they touch – Reesi has been in love with her best friend ever since she was a young girl running the streets of Fassalthi. With his dark, broad wings and vivid green scales, Taeth is the perfect example of Lisseethi masculinity. He’s all she’s ever wanted—until he decides to search for love among the humans. Soon Taeth is making plans to travel to Earth to be with his human lover, but bold, vivacious Angie Rodriguez has a best friend, too. David Alcantara has been holding a torch for his childhood friend for as long as he can remember. When Taeth and Angie push him to pursue Reesi, they both agree to a correspondence to appease their friends. Neither one of them is looking for love, but they’ll pretend. If faking an attraction they don’t feel shows Angie and Taeth what they’re missing, the charade will be worth the effort. The trouble is that pretending isn’t so easy when friendship starts to feel a lot more like love. The instant they meet in person, attraction flares between them like wildfire, but the chemistry they share swiftly becomes something far deeper. When Reesi’s health and safety are threatened, David will need to decide if keeping a love he never expected is worth the sacrifice of his friends, the life he’s built for himself, and the only home he’s ever known.                          Amazon KU


VS note: A re-release.

Suri Kimura has decided not to go to the Hikoboshi Farewell Ball. She’d rather work in orbit and earn more cash, even though her overbearing father insists she should attend. When she meets up with her dog, Finn, and her best friend, Erik, for a short planet-side rest, they’re met with a surprise. Her ex-boyfriend is back and he insists on taking her to the ball. Suri doesn’t know what to do. Finn’s doggy instincts don’t trust the ex, and neither does Erik. Something strange is amiss, but Suri has to give it a fair shot. After a disastrous attempt to rekindle the romance, Suri realizes Erik means a whole lot more to her than just a friend — but, does he feel the same? Quiet and reliable project manager Erik has always taken care of Suri, but it’s never felt romantic before. When he rushes to her side to help her handle her ex and her work troubles, Suri suspects that the dynamic between them has changed… or has it? Will Suri and Erik breach the boundaries between them? Or will Suri just return to space and leave her feelings for Erik far behind?

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VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.

The only thing harder to win than a war is the peace that follows it…A year on from the human-machine war, both sides are struggling to share custody of the solar system. Prime Minister Fuji Itsu should be fighting Carin Parkeon, the parking meter determined to become the planet’s new manager. But no one has seen Fuji since she fell through the Earth’s crumbling concrete crust. Janice, the First Minister Janice of the Battlestar Suburbia has learned two truths. Humankind is only two meals from anarchy, and you should think twice before giving planning approval to a new supermarket. Somewhere in between, breadmaker turned secret agent Pamasonic Teffal is trying to bring the sides together without curdling them.  In this hilarious successor to Battlestar Suburbia and Battle Beyond the Dolestars, humans and robots alike will learn the solutions to their problems lie not in the stars but in the ground beneath their castors. It’s time to Sashay to the Centre of the Earth.

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MICKEY7: A NOVEL by Edward Ashton

VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I one clicked.

Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.

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BONDED BY TWO: KINDRED TALES 41 by Evangeline Anderson

One reluctant Mistress who inherits a fortune – Two Pitch-Blood Kindred warriors on the brink of death
When Lexi rescues Bound and Gaze will she allow herself to be…
Bonded by Two?
Lexi doesn’t know if she can handle a huge Kindred warrior who needs blood to survive…let alone TWO of them! But that’s what she gets when she finds Earth Bound and Star Gazer for sale at the Down Market bodyslave bazaar. Gaze and Bound are Pitch-Blood Kindred and they’re about to die from lack of blood. Unable to ignore their suffering, Lexi buys them and gives them a drink…but now what does she do with them? Gaze and Bound have been looking for the perfect female all their lives. When Lexi shows up and rescues them, they fall in love with the curvy Elite with the creamy brown skin at once. Unfortunately, their new Mistress comes from Zetta Prime—a planet where males and females don’t mix. The idea of bonding with the two of them is completely alien to her. But the pull of instant attraction is strong between the three of them. Did they form a partial bond when Lexi gave the two big warriors her blood at the same time? And will she realize that she loves them before it’s too late? Because whether Lexi wants to admit it or not, she needs protection right now. A cruel Mistress and her evil vat-grown creation are stalking her and only Bound and Gaze can protect her. Will she allow herself to be…Bonded by Two?

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As a prisoner in the arena, my greatest battle won’t be for my life. It’ll be for the heart of a woman. Once I scented the human, she was mine. Every part of me hungered for her. To touch. To taste. To take. But she belongs to my enemy. Claiming her will cost me. I may sacrifice everything. My revenge.
My life. My very soul.                    Amazon KU


VS Note: Not  a romance but a release of note and …dinosaurs…

This is their world, and we are the prey. After completing their preparations under a veil of secrecy, Seth, Rogue, and the others set out on a dangerous mission for the mayor of Vancouver. Despite the risks, they make swift progress until they reach an enormous inland swamp. All seems well until members of their party go missing…Far from home, isolated, and surrounded by danger, they must now face the swamp and its unknown, pre-historic perils. Can they find their teammates and salvage the mission, or will the ancient world devour them whole?       Amazon KU

TYFF by Celia Kyle and Anne Hale

Tyff wasn’t looking for love. He almost flew over it. Tyff had always been a dedicated Preor warrior of the Third Fleet. His singular goal is to prove himself as a warrior and move up the chain of command. Yet he’s been overlooked time and again. Even more than advancement, he’s ached for a mate. Craved what he sees other Preor possess so effortlessly. But so far, the Knowing has remained absent—as has his mate. When he’s tasked with flying over some human resistance-occupied fields, he takes his work seriously—believing in the future of combining the human and Preor species. He simply cannot understand the violence of humans and how brutal they are to each other. It seems it only gets worse each day the Preor are present on planet Earth. Does Tyff even want a human mate considering they’re so selfish and reckless? His choice is taken from him when he flies too near to Renay. Happy with her life in a small country town as a librarian, she’s a simple girl with simple needs. Until Tyff gets close. Now all bets are off and both of these souls are raging infernos of need and Knowing untill they get their hands on each other. All that pent up desire is going to make them pop. Then Tyff will understand that even with great brutality and violence, humans are capable of something even stronger. Great love.

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Gorgeous alien commanders don’t fall for Earth girls with criminal records. Do they? I’ve got a list of regrets a mile long, starting with the time I went to jail and ending with the fact that not long after I got out, I was abducted by alien smugglers. As if that isn’t bad enough, a split-second decision when their ship crashes nearly costs me my life. And when I wake up after the crash, everything has changed. I’m no longer being held captive by brutal space pirates. Instead, I’ve been rescued by a group of alien warriors called Zivonians. Their leader, Ryven, claims he wants to help me, offering me safe haven on their massive ship. I know how the universe works, though. You never get something for nothing, so there has to be a catch somewhere. Despite the temptation to trust this powerful, handsome warrior, I know I can’t afford to open up my heart. But when I make a mistake and have to face the consequences of my actions, the only one willing to stand up for me… is Ryven. Everyone I knew back on Earth saw me as nothing but the sum total of my screw-ups, but Ryven looks at me differently. He looks at me like someone worth protecting. Someone worth fighting for. Someone worth loving. Will he still feel that way when he finds out about my past?       Amazon KU

SWEET DREAMS by Erin Raegan

Sasha – I have zero intentions of buying myself an alien male. 100 years ago, that statement may have struck you as odd for a variety of reasons. Today, it’s only odd for the simple fact that it casts me as an outsider. I am the only person I know that’s not clawing her way through the complicated process of claiming an alien mate for myself. Two of my estranged sisters, my cousins, my aunts, and nearly everyone else I know have brought home an alien whether it be to satisfy a loneliness, a companion to share their time and affection, or to procreate. Or so they say. Watching from my ivory tower, it seems to me things are a little darker than your typical happily ever after. [SNIP]… When I walk into the cosmic kissed agency, purely to indulge my meddling family and meet Jareth for the first time, a tall, arrogant Saveet male with a silk tongue and bedroom eyes…I’m more than a little shocked by my bodies reaction and even more confused as to how I ended up signing those dang papers that bound us together for life. Suddenly I’ve found myself in a coveted position…mated. And when the price of a mate is so very steep, that is a very dangerous place to be.

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They were Furians, last of the great warriors of Ator—Referred to as Beastmen by anyone who had ever had the misfortune to see them transform themselves into their totem beast and lived to tell the tale. The Basinini were always surprised to learn it. They were under the mistaken impression that the warriors of Ator were referred to as Beastmen because they were backwards barbarians—because they, the Basinini had crossed the line when they destroyed Ator, and they never lived long enough to relay that information to the dwindling numbers of their own kind. Zion, Bazel, and Daro of the Dragon Clan believe they have finally located the home world of their enemies, the Basinini, when they track them to a stronghold on a distant world. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon your viewpoint, nothing from that point onward goes as planned. Because the Furians discover Earth women–or, more specifically, Cami. Cami and her crew, all unwittingly, discover the Achilles heel even the Furians weren’t aware of when they activate their electro-magnetic field just as the Furians pass from one dimension to another. And the Mars crew discovers aliens like nothing from their wildest imaginings. But then Cami recalls a video left for mankind years earlier and believes she knows exactly what they are. Even she didn’t expect them to become captive mates, though.

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VS Note: A re-release

Abducted from Wichita by gross, stinky space worms, three women and a teenager spend months in a cage, their only friend a tiny trunk-nosed alien animal, Velvet. Unexpectedly freed from captivity by a dock accident, the four have to find a way to survive on a busy space dock. They don’t know the language, have no one to help them, and don’t know how long they can stay in the small spaceship. Slavers might kidnap them at any time. But they know things are always better with a little money. Mimi has the great idea to busk for alien money cubes. They work on a few common Christmas Carols, devise costumes, and head to a large, alien city. Kyre Valryssian accompanies his family to an outdoor restaurant on the resort planet Fera. To their shock, they hear their private family language, English, sung by women in the park! Bridge Officer Kyre must investigate, because Earth is not a planet with interstellar travel.

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My world is not kind to women. But I’m going to change that. The orc invasion has left humanity a broken husk of its former self. Society has broken down. And it’s the human females that have paid the price. We’re commodities to both human men and orcs. To be used, claimed, and bartered with. I admit that when I was first captured by an orc, I felt that once again, I was at the mercy of a male. Never has it seemed so unfair as when he took me from my bunker. But there was something different about this orc. Maybe it was the kindness that emanated form him and the gentleness in his eyes. He was huge compared to me and covered in a thick armor of muscle. He calmed me. And he seemed to trust me. And I do trust him. No matter the frightening, unexpected, or cruel things that might be coming my way. He is a decent and honorable orc. And he has stolen more than just my body from the human bunker. He’s stolen my heart.                        Amazon KU


Blue and her prida may have overcome one of their toughest obstacles yet as a family—gaining the approval of Felix’s Mercenary Guild family—but their original assignment isn’t over. While leads within the Guild haven’t panned out, new ones have come to light…On Earth. Now they are headed for Denver, Colorado, and Jason, which brings a whole new set of problems. So, Blue makes a new list, just for this operation: Bring down the bad guy – Don’t get killed. Introduce guys to Mom. Bring mistress Trevon into the prida. Figure out the mystery that is Jason. Not necessarily in that order, of course. But when they arrive back on Earth, her list and her plan are thrown out the window. What they discover will lead them on a chase through not only Earth, but back to Karran and the mysteries of the Waste, where they will face down an enemy more ancient and powerful than any of them knew existed.                       Amazon KU


I made a bad decision I crash landed on the jungle planet It’s a strict off-limits zone for a reason Because it’s dangerous This place is horrible I want to go home. Then….I met a green skinned alien. Turns out, he really, really has a thing for me…Things happen. Strange things. Incredible things…. Magical and mystical. Could I ever go back to Earth? Would I want to?   Amazon KU


VS Note: From JAN 27

Liv’s a wealthy heiress, but no amount of money can buy back happiness after her fiancé runs off with her maid of honor. Betrayed and miserable, she flies to Italy for a summer visit with her cousin May. She finds they share a quirk with time—a genetic ability to undo it. May recruits Liv to join her time team fighting the Optimalists. These scientists from the 23rd century are trying to gain power by altering history and eliminating other time travelers. Liv pledges to work with the time team, though it poses serious risks. But she has little to lose, so she steps up. One danger she hadn’t expected is being attracted to a fellow team member. Handsome, charismatic Tom Royland interests her in just the way she doesn’t want. And he’s judgmental, deciding that a privileged person like Liv can’t have the right stuff for the team. Challenged and intrigued, Liv agrees to prove her worth and takes jaunts with him to repair history. But nothing will test her like a trip to 1777 London to aid a woman who’s spying for the American Revolution. When Liv is captured as a spy, she sees Tom dressed as a British officer among the soldiers holding her. Liv desperately needs to escape and deliver a message that will give the Colonial Army a critical victory. And she needs to find out if she’s fallen in love with a traitor.                              Amazon 


VS Note: From JAN 30

We are Pack. What this means is getting more convoluted by the second. I tried hiding from my past, but Fate put a contubernium of 8 wolf shifting soldiers on my trail. I tried running from their love, but the Divine Couple made us the new exception to the rule: a Mortal woman pregnant from her Mea Lupus lovers. And not only that, I became a Mea Lupus wolf in the process. I am a Divine Gift. Our newborn children a miracle. I haven’t been Chosen. I have been Found. Extreme circumstances and the hands of the Gods brought us to this point and we’re trying to mend our frayed love and slashed hearts. However, upsetting the religious and political status quo put myself, my mates, and our children in more danger than we could have ever comprehended. Rivals from within the Daughters of Menrva surface and challenge us. Nefarious and dark forces swirl around us like smoke, obscuring who’s friend and who’s foe. Our family and our future are at risk from EVERYONE around us. Opportunists and political agents from all over the galaxy are reaching out their greedy blood soaked hands to tear us apart. Will we be able to hold our fragile connection as a new family? Or will we be torn asunder by old hurts from within before our enemies get the chance? (This is a fast burn why choose/poly/reverse harem, however it is simultaneously a slow build.)            Amazon KU


VS Note: Not listed as a romance but romantic elements maybe…they had me at the talking mechanical cat.

Hired to look into some shady goings on at the airship factory, his investigation has barely begun before people start dying. Soon he’s on the wrong side of some fairly unpleasant people, and that’s before he meets Dexter, the world’s only walking, talking, mechanical cat. That’s when things get complicated. With secret societies, arrogant aristocrats, and criminal chocolatiers to contend with, John and Dexter will have to keep their wits about them if they’re going to come out of this alive. And if John happens to fall in love with his employer’s daughter along the way, well nobody said catching a killer was going to be easy now did they?

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VS Note: From JAN 29

PrideHomer Iseoy is horrified to find that the new member of the crew of the Njord is a Vedrinan, their culture of sexual freedom in stark contrast to his own, very rigid beliefs. Iseoy’s tenure aboard the ship is a minor act of rebellion against his father’s strictly enforced expectations. To Iseoy’s surprise, Rainbird is an excellent warrior and they make an effective pairing. Slowly, Iseoy starts to see Rainbird as something more than just another crew member. But after being trapped, thinking they were going to die, Iseoy does something he’s convinced Rainbird can never forgive him for. Can they be brought together for the truth finally set them both free?

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Six Alphas are stunned as their prayers are answered, and Omegas are miraculously delivered to them from the sky…Alina: I’m happy aliens abducted me from Earth. This is the most excitement I’ve had in years! Landing on a purple planet, exploring a strange forest with Bigfoot creatures, and then meeting a giant… extremely hot purple man. What more could I ask for? I’m used to being misunderstood and considered different. Since I’m a pro at dealing with people after taking my work required anger management courses, it’s refreshing to interact with an alien species instead of human people. Now I really am the strange one. Being kidnapped by extraterrestrials quickly becomes a secondary concern when I’m trapped with my tantalizing fantasy. Especially since Vinker doesn’t think I’m rude or standoffish. But there’s much more at play than just me and finding the spacecraft only the sak know the location of in the forest. Because when I’m reunited with the Earth women, we fulfill the strange Prophesy, requiring all the Omega Mates to literally save the planet.
Can we figure out how to shut down Alta’s Defense Systems, stopping the energy overloads before they destroy the planet and all its inhabitants? Do we really have a choice?      Amazon KU



VS: I have two box sets in this BF event, along with 10+ other scifi romance/fantasy/PNR authors!

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Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal-they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds. The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. And they’ve never been very good at staying silent.

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Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.

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For her, he’ll unleash the tiger within. Stefan’s getting married for the good of his family, because if he doesn’t, the local werewolves will run them out of town. He’s not exactly happy about it, but it could be worse. His bride is quite beautiful when she’s not completely off her canine leash. As beta for her pack, she’s used to giving orders and has a bite to go with her bark. However, if she thinks he’s giving in to the beast within, then she’ll be waiting a long time. Stefan’s spent the last decade keeping his tiger caged. Past experience has shown him he can’t lose control. Yet, when he’s captured by the company that created him, he’ll realize he doesn’t have a choice. He’ll have to learn how to growl if he wants to protect those he loves.

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My destiny is to become a witch and my first task is to break the spell on two brothers bound as wolves. The problem is, I still don’t have my powers until my birthday and only twenty days left to find the connections, we need so I can break the spell. My Alpha, Malaki, is now a man, and he is hot! My pulse races and I lose myself every time he captures me in his arms. His touch promises unknown pleasures I am craving to explore, but there is one catch. He plans to leave me once the spell that binds him to the alpha wolf is broken! My Beta, Tobias, is hardly ever around, as he backs off so Malaki and I can connect. I long to see him as a man and for us to be together. Malaki keeps him trapped in wolf form, fearing I can’t break the spell if I am able to be with Tobias. How alpha of him. My first impulse is to love them. How can I not when we have all been together for years and they are family to me now? My second impulse is to keep them both. If I am expected to give my heart to both of them, I might as well enjoy the pleasures of two men. The problem is, they are not in agreement on this. So, what am I to do? The only thing I can do and that is to live by my impulses. If they want me to break this spell, it is time they see me as more than their Omega that follows them. I might not have my powers yet, but I am a witch. If they don’t like my demands, then I’ll just turn them into toads next.                    Amazon KU


This Valentine’s Day, curl up with something steamy, provocative, and monstrous as ten bestselling authors come together to bring you some wicked love stories. All proceeds to benefit a charity for abused children.              Amazon KU


Sleep with the closet door shut. Keep the blankets firmly tucked in. And never, ever look under the bed. Because that’s how he took me. Instead of fearing the Sand Man who stole me away … I loved him. I killed for him. I nearly died for him. Only my darkest sin made me see what he’d turned me into. I fled that cruel realm. I swore I’d never come back to the Kingdom of Carnal. I told myself I’d never have to look at that monster ever again. Except now he’s taken my little sister. He’s made her his new prize possession. I won’t let him do to her what he did to me. I’m ready. I lived through the worst nightmares anyone could imagine. I survived the most sinister things a man could do to me. Or so I thought… until I met his brothers.                      Amazon KU


One scent triggers a wolf’s craving. Two humans needing protection. Fate is about to intervene yet again. Skye Lennon was on the run for her life. A civil war had recently broken out amongst the wolves and humans in her hometown. Death and violence surrounded them, making it no longer safe for her small family. Her son’s father was now dead, and they were being hunted by his pack. Howling Valley was a town deemed safe for humans. She arrived and was welcomed with open arms by the new alpha and a certain enforcer. Ricca Radcliff was a wolf who desired more in life. She was tired of the desk job and the steady day-to-day work. She was meant for more, so she applied and was accepted to join the elite enforcers of her pack. Defending those in need was her calling. After intense training, she was finally awarded her first job. A protection detail. Simple enough. One whiff of the tantalizing human and her wolf immediately wanted to claim her. Skye belonged to her. Ricca was going to have to prove they belonged together and she could keep them safe. Even if she had to fight an entire pack alone, no one would take her woman from her.    Amazon KU


When it comes to monster romance, size matters! Treat yourself to an extra-large serving of steamy short romances featuring monstrous heroes with big hands, big hearts, and even bigger feels. These stories prove that the bigger they are, the harder they fall…in love. Anthology profits will benefit an international charity dedicated to providing access to clean drinking water. Includes ten stellar, steamy tales oflarger-than-life orcs, aliens, satyrs, yetis, forest gods, fae, demons, and giants that find happily-ever-afters with their human mates.              Amazon KU


Queen of the fae courts. Faced with an impossible battle. Destined to never be with the Unseelie I love. 
The magical tea has worn off. My eyes are wide open. And it’s with horror that I realize the fate of two realms rests on my shoulders after my mother’s ultimate sacrifice to trap Rubezahl in Underhill. Terrified humans clamoring for answers, whispered rumors from both Seelie and Unseelie, and a stepmother who seeks the throne for surprising reasons are the least of my troubles. Rubezahl has returned far sooner than I thought possible. I’m not ready. I can’t win this. And not only that…
He has something crucial if we are to win. He’s taken something I cannot live without. The place of the final battle has been decided, and two armies will meet. Yet forces beyond my understanding must be satisfied first–old magics rise and demand their dues. There is no option but to race and decipher the puzzle to save the man I love, the friends more important to me than my own life, and humans and fae alike. Two realms. Only I can save them. We’re screwed.      Amazon KU


Sometimes the person you need is the last one you expect…When the Albanian mob shows up at her door, Cate Biscayne knows her father is up to his old tricks. Determined to force him out of hiding, the criminals he conned take her hostage. The clock is ticking and few options remain. She’s forced to decide—risk her life and do what they want, or accept help from a man who might be even more dangerous. Brutal by nature, Scottish dragon-warrior Rannock has little patience for humans. But when the woman he longs for goes missing, he flies halfway around the world to investigate her disappearance. With few clues to follow, he infiltrates a network in the criminal underworld, only to discover a magic more sinister than his own. Can he find Cate before time runs out? Or will he lose the woman fated to be his forever?                   Amazon KU


Will he remain loyal, or win the heart of his fated mate? Lethal vampire, Ben Ferrero, is in Rome on a covert job to kill those responsible for the experimental tests on his race. When the hit goes awry, Ben finds himself staying longer, taking risks that could reveal a centuries-old secret. Then he meets Anna, and his desire and need to protect her challenges his deep loyalty to the vampire whose secret he protects. Anna Vitale lived a carefree life until she was kidnapped by humans. Now she’d rather be distracted by Ben—the drop-dead gorgeous male with dimples that could melt panties—than face another therapy session. But when he outwits the powerful Moretti security team, it’s obvious Ben is far more dangerous than anyone realizes. To them and her heart. Will Ben recognize Anna as his fated-mate, or will his loyalty to the vampire, and the secret he holds, blind him?

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OBTAINING HOPE (BOOK 4) by Elizabeth Knight

VS Note: From JAN 29

The time has come to end this. No longer will I hide away locked in my own sorrow. Instead, I will channel that pain into righteous fury. Once again I’m reconnected with my mates, and with new allies who have been dealt the same ruthless hand as me— finally have the army I need. The call has been sent out for those who want their pound of flesh to come together. My enemy isn’t going down without a fight. Every move we make, they follow it up with one of their own. What they don’t know is that with each attack, I gain the knowledge I need, that will aid me in taking them down. We know where they are hiding, and we know the cruel things they’re still doing to those they claim to protect. That just fuels my thirst for vengeance. This battle will end in one of two ways—their death or ours—and I don’t plan on dying anytime soon.                             Amazon KU


Silver is a beautiful liar. She’s human. And a fierce killer of fae. She marks her kills on a silver vambrace so everyone can see her savagery and stay away. As long as she keeps protecting downtrodden humans from monstrous fae-folk, and hiding the true reason for wearing magic-cutting silver, her loneliness is of no consequence. Selected for a high priority mission, she bravely heads into Elphyne, never expecting one of their worst waiting for her. Wanting her. Craving her. Shade is sinfully attractive. He’s a vampire. And the most hard to resist of the Fae Guardians. From the Queen’s bed to The Order, he uses the power of sex to get what he wants. Eventually they all succumb, and they all fall short of harmonizing with the darkness hidden in his soul…. until he finds the one woman who resists his every charm. Seducing Silver will be a challenge, but it’s one he was made for. Nothing will get in his way. Not the evil creature terrorizing Elphyne. Not the human enemy with dastardly plans of their own. Not the Unseelie Queen’s obsession with him. Not even the betrayal of the one person who can hurt him the most. This courting of savage hearts is a symphony. And theirs will be one for history.                        Amazon KU


The last battle between good and evil. My mate, the Sentinels and the Defenders are all in a fight for our lives. The last dragon stone is hidden in the Starlight Kingdom. It’s a race between us and our enemies. Sacrifices will have to be made to win this war, but I’m determined to keep my loved ones safe, especially Gunnar. This is our last chance for happiness and I’ll do anything to make it happen.

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THE MAGIC BETWEEN by Stephanie Hoyt

In a world where everyone has magic coursing through them, legend says magic itself craves a mate. Legend says those with opposite magics have the greatest chance of forming the unbreakable Bond it desires. A.B. Cerise is an obsessive-compulsive pop star with the ability to turn invisible. He’s an out bisexual with absolutely no belief in Bonds. He has a love-bruised heart, thinks dating in the spotlight is a hassle at best and a nightmare at worst, and has no intention of going through it all over again. Matthew Hellman-Levoie is the NHL’s number one goalie prospect, the youngest in a hockey dynasty, and one of the rare few who can see the unseeable. He’s a straight man who wears his heart on his sleeve, has grown up searching for a Bond, and dreams of finding the love of his life. Their magic is magnetic. Their touch is electric. They’re the textbook case for Bonding. But legend never said anything about what to do when sparks fly between people opposite in more ways than magic.

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Late to Love is a charity anthology with all proceeds going directly to #Teampink4Teri. 29 authors have banded together over the love of a friend beginning her battle with cancer to bring you this limited edition anthology. There’s nothing as thrilling as a comeback…Sometimes, happiness is hard-earned. Other times, it’s merely a memory. When love unexpectedly returns to the heroes and heroines of these 29 tales, will they be ready to claim it with both hands? Each couple is part of a unique and complete story, spanning romance genres. Brought to you by award-winning and bestselling authors, this collection of love, life, and second chances will wow even the most avid reader. From cowboys, to werewolves, to veterans, there is a story for everyone. Just remember, after every perceived failure, there’s a second chance waiting. What’s meant to be will find its way.

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An alpha bear without a pack…He might not have been next in line to be Alpha of his pack, but bear shifter Corwyn was still expected to do everything the pack wanted him to – and playing hockey was not on the list. Maybe they expected him to come crawling back, but Corwyn found a successful team and a pair of brothers closer to him than any of his birth pack. Just as he finds his stride in his first pro season, a severe injury sidelines him. Much to his surprise, the replacement the team finds is an omega he had a fling with not long after leaving his pack. Corwyn volunteers to help the omega settle in, but it isn’t long before they start something off the ice. As great as things are going, Corwyn can’t help but feel the omega is hiding something…An omega with a secret…Corwyn is the last person that Haris expects to run into, especially after how long he spent searching for him. He hasn’t forgotten the passionate night he spent with the alpha… or what happened after that. But before he bares his soul to the bear, Haris needs to make sure Corwyn’s love for him is as all-consuming as his love of hockey. But with the end of the season and the coveted cup in sight, Haris has more on his plate than his past – and potential future – with the alpha.                Amazon KU


VS Note: From JAN 30.

Single female dragons are too rare to be left to their own devices. Or so, Bella was taught. Then her betrothed unexpectedly dies, leaving her wedding contract in the hands of his greedy father. She has no choice but to be auctioned off to the highest bidder or her family will be killed. For one week, she’s enslaved to a dragon who is obsessed with her. A dragon so wicked they call him Killer of Men. So powerful and wealthy, other males weep with envy. Now, she belongs to the devil bent on making her love him. He wants her body. He wants her soul. But most of all, he wants the one thing she won’t give him. He wants her as his mate.                        Amazon KU

THE THREE KINGS (FORSAKEN BOOK 3) by Penelope Barsetti

My husband betrayed me. Forgiveness isn’t an option. I’ll ask Queen Rolfe to break our marriage. We both want it. Not to mention—she owes me.               Amazon KU


Siobhan’s relationship status is…complicated. Any time she gives in to carnal temptation, her lover ends up dead. Forty, frustrated, and newly empowered as a witch, she and her sisters cast a spell to discover a way to reverse her curse. Magic Hunter Sebastian never failed to collect a bounty. He was the stuff of legend until he met Siobhan. Now his magic is gone and he and the Silver sisters are the top targets for every supernatural bounty hunter in existence. Can these two star-crossed lovers finally put the sins of their pasts to rest? Or will destiny crush their hope forever?     Amazon KU


When Dr. Elizabeth Cowrie shows up in Salem, Massachusetts, to study the witch trials, Hazel and her best friend, Roxy, are both instantly attracted to the workaholic professor. Roxy snags a date with Elizabeth first, but when their chemistry fizzles out, Hazel sees an opportunity to pursue Elizabeth herself—until she realizes Elizabeth is avowedly anti-magic. That’s definitely a problem since Hazel is a bona fide witch: rides a broom, has a black cat, brews love potions, lives in a haunted house, and has a vampire ex-girlfriend. Roxy is the only person who knows the truth, and Hazel has gotten used to hiding who she is, but she can’t live a lie with the person she loves most. Can Hazel give up magic to make it work with Elizabeth? Or will she give up on the love of her life instead?

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In Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. In Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him. It’s also the story of a century-long feud—seen through the eyes of a 177-year-old witch—that Sogolon had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. It is said that Aesi works so closely with the king that together they are like the eight limbs of one spider. Aesi’s power is considerable—and deadly. It takes brains and courage to challenge him, which Sogolon does for reasons of her own. Both a brilliant narrative device—seeing the story told in Black Leopard, Red Wolf from the perspective of an adversary and a woman—as well as a fascinating battle between different versions of empire, Moon Witch, Spider King delves into Sogolon’s world as she fights to tell her own story. Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman who bows to no man, it is a fascinating novel that explores power, personality, and the places where they overlap.

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I’d go to hell and back for my next bounty. Until recently, I didn’t like having Corbin Frost and his overprotective streak around, but now I could really use his help. I’m being held captive by a power-hungry Fae determined to steal my powers by draining my blood. If my captor doesn’t kill me first, the Fae Queen will force me to be her servant. Then the Queen assigns me my most important bounty yet—Corbin. I learn that he’s trapped in the demon realm and I’m the only one who can save him. I’d go to hell and back for Corbin, and I’m certain he feels the same. If I can find and rescue him, he can help me to escape my Fae captor. I know the Queen wants me dead and considers it a suicide mission. But compared to the Unseelie court, the demon realm can’t be that dangerous.   Amazon KU


The Hollywood starlet falls for her bodyguard. Cliche, Right? Nothing could prepare me for her. I’m ready to deal with a difficult, spoiled Hollywood Starlet when she walks into my life and turns it upside down. Molly Kinley is curvy, sweetness and light. She’s also my mate. Too bad a silly misunderstanding sends her running from me. I’m shocked to realized the well-connected actress pulled one heck of a disappearing act. After weeks of looking, I admit to myself she’s gone for good. Convincing my head-over-heels in love wolf to back off is one of the hardest things I ever do. Just when my heart begins to heal, the woman who almost destroyed me walks back into my life. With our twins. Once the shock wears off, I pull myself together. It might have taken me ten years, but I finally have my head on straight. And I’ll do whatever it takes to win my curvy mate.   Amazon KU

OAK KING HOLLY KING by Sebastian Nothwell

Shrike, the Butcher of Blackthorn, is a legendary warrior of the fae realms. When he wins a tournament in the Court of the Silver Wheel, its queen names him her Oak King – a figurehead destined to die in a ritual duel to invoke the change of seasons. Shrike is determined to survive. Even if it means he must put his heart as well as his life into a mere mortal’s hands. Wren Lofthouse, a London clerk, has long ago resigned himself to a life of tedium and given up his fanciful dreams. When a medieval-looking brute arrives at his office to murmur of destiny, he’s inclined to think his old enemies are playing an elaborate prank. Still, he can’t help feeling intrigued by the bizarre-yet-handsome stranger and his fantastical ramblings, whose presence stirs up emotions Wren has tried to lock away in the withered husk of his heart. As Shrike whisks Wren away to a world of Wild Hunts and arcane rites, Wren is freed from the repression of Victorian society. But both the fae and mortal realms prove treacherous to their growing bond. Wren and Shrike must fight side-by-side to see who will claim victory – Oak King or Holly King.

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My name is Ella Vance, and I’m not crazy. Supernaturals are real. No one believes me, especially my family who would rather lock me away for it. Now I find myself in Mystic Harbor looking for a fresh start and that’s all in the past. This is my opportunity to find out who I am. No pretending to be the perfect daughter or worry about being committed for good. Any hopes of flying under the radar are quickly dashed when I realize that I’ve caught the attention of quite a few residents, including the most eligible alphas Mystic Harbor has to offer and a few betas for good measure. Fate decided that mating an inexperienced omega with not one or two, but eight mates was just what I needed to help me find myself. As I start collecting mates, magic I never knew I possessed starts surfacing. Of course, it’s as chaotic as my life and I have no clue how to control it. When my mates call for help it quickly becomes apparent that me being a witch is only the tip of the iceberg. However, even those secrets don’t help us solve the mystery of who and what I am. Time is ticking, the town is in chaos, and my magic is only getting more tumultuous by the second. Can we figure out what is going on in time or will my past come back to haunt more than just my dreams?                          Amazon KU


Don’t want your best friend to find out you’re in love with him? Maybe don’t put him in your not-so-secret paranormal romance novel. Rosie: I’ve been writing a romance novel and it stars my best friend. He’s a star on the Dire Wolves football team and I’ve been in love with him for years. But he just thinks of me as one of the guys, albeit one with plus-size curves. But I want to be so much more.
Nik: Nothing like reading your best friend’s novel and seeing yourself starring in all the schmexy bits.
She even made the hero a freaking wolf. Is there a chance she wants to do all these naughty things with me? Because she’s been starring in my fantasies for years. But she knows nothing about the politics of the the wolf world. Including the fact that I don’t get to choose my own mate.                 Amazon KU

ERRANT, VOLUME ONE by L K Fleet, K R Collins, Felicia Davin

Aspen Silverglade used to be a force for good, but now she’s just a sword for hire. On the run from the people she once trusted most, she needs to keep her head down and keep moving. But old habits are hard to quit. One night in a tavern, Aspen tries to save a woman from some unwanted attention. The woman, Charm Linville, is in the middle of a subtle and delicate act of thievery, and she does not appreciate Aspen blundering in. The disastrous and public rescue-gone-wrong makes the townspeople think Aspen and Charm are a couple. This mistake sets Aspen’s bloodthirsty betrayers on Charm’s trail, tying the two of them together. Even if Aspen can’t run from her past any longer, Charm shouldn’t have to suffer. Despite Aspen’s determination to work alone, Charm insists on helping—and she has a past of her own. The two of them don’t care for each other’s methods, but as they journey through the villages and wildernesses of Falland, solving problems and meeting magical friends and foes, Aspen and Charm grudgingly come to care for each other. Can these two guarded, stubborn women admit their feelings, or will Aspen’s enemies kill them first? Errant, Volume One is the first volume in a series of novellas. It contains two novellas, intended to be read in sequence, and is approximately 52,000 words total.

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Xie Lian has confirmed that the bewitching youth San Lang is actually Hua Cheng, one of the Four Calamities and a supreme ghost despised by all heavenly officials. Still, he has trouble matching the terror of his companion’s reputation with the charming, clever, and protective young man he’s come to know. When a distress signal leads Xie Lian into Ghost City, a bustling metropolis containing all the horrors and delights of the dead, he sees Hua Cheng in his element–and his true form–for the first time. But despite their chemistry and care for one another, there are missions to fulfill and secrets to uncover, and Xie Lian’s centuries of troubled history are never far behind.

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Things have been going decently lately—my new business, Hallowed Homes, is growing and my relationship with my brother, Angelo, has never been better. My love life is still a mess, but what else is new, right? And, yes, I still have a massive crush on Marty Zach, even if there are rumors he’s now dating my friend, Poppy. Crappy love life aside, everything is about to go to hell in a handbasket when an exotic woman named Rhea walks into my office on a cold February day. Apparently I’m the only one who can see her. And as if that wasn’t mystifying enough, she won’t stop crying about getting access to one of my listings—an Art Deco house that isn’t currently on the market. Wanting to help Rhea and hoping she’ll stop appearing to me, I start looking into the Mathison House and its owner, Tobias. Pretty soon I’m involved in a double-murder mystery that not only threatens my sanity but my relationship with my best friend, Roy—a relationship that’s suddenly become pretty darn hot.

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For the Brockdale pack, mating wasn’t just for pleasure or even for love. It was for survival. Quincy needs a mate to make him invincible, but his inability to speak clearly has made him an outcast. So when the matchmaker chooses him for the first of the female candidates, no one is more surprised. Even more shocking is his animal’s immediate possessive reaction to her. Without a doubt, he knows…She is his to protect. His to serve. His to keep. Amber is sweet and caring, and looking for a place to call home. He knows he can give it to her, even if his packmates don’t believe in him. With his flaw, he never thought he’d be worthy of a mate. But now is his chance to show Amber that he was created to treasure–and pleasure–only her.                   Amazon KU


VS note: LGBTQ Magical realism

Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

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I’m supposed to be a monster. I grew up believing my mom and I were the only werewolves alive.
But then I learned about a town where men and women aren’t wolves, but lycans: hairy monsters that are forced to change with the moon. And I would be like them, if not for my dad. He discovered a cure, used it on me and my mom… and then ran away with us. Questionable decision, right? So I stole the research and headed into the town, determined to get the cure into the hands of the lycans. But the town hates outsiders almost as much as they hate my family. The only person who will even have a conversation with me is the hot guy who runs the town’s diner, and he only talks to me when no one else is around to hear. If the lycans find out who I am, they’ll kill me. But if they don’t, I’ll never be able to cure them. Regardless of my fate, I’m not leaving this town until everyone in it has a chance to take the cure… even if that means embracing the connection I have with the diner guy.
Because I think we might be fated mates.                  Amazon KU


Why can’t the dead stay dead? I’m in serious trouble. When the sweet nurse, possessive boss, and hot doctor at the hospital helped me kill a man, I knew they’d have questions. What I didn’t know was that the man we killed would be up and walking again. This time with a serious need for revenge. So, what’s a girl to do? Be honest? Tell the three sexy guys that I might just have the ability to kill with a touch? Uh, I have a feeling that won’t go over well. But with more trouble coming our way, we need to work together, or else I might just learn what happens to people who piss off the undead.            Amazon KU


Just when they thought they were out…Two years after defying the wizard Belthandros Sethennai and escaping into the great unknown, Csorwe and Shuthmili have made a new life for themselves, hunting for secrets among the ruins of an ancient snake empire. Along for the ride is Tal Charossa, determined to leave the humiliation and heartbreak of his hometown far behind him, even if it means enduring the company of his old rival and her insufferable girlfriend. All three of them would be quite happy never to see Sethennai again. But when a routine expedition goes off the rails and a terrifying imperial relic awakens, they find that a common enemy may be all it takes to bring them back into his orbit.

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Jack wasn’t always a vampire, and Angela wasn’t always a werewolf—delve into the events that brought them together. Angela: I thought my best friend Willa was crazy when she wanted us to flirt with the leader of a motorcycle gang but somehow, the three of us fell in love…at least that’s what I thought. Then I realized the horrific truth about Gray’s gang—everyone in it was a werewolf. Monsters were real. And suddenly, Willa and I were expendable, unless we became monsters, too. Jack: I wasn’t expecting to see my high school crush at a strip club—but once I saw Thea spinning around a pole, I knew I’d gamble everything I owned for a night with her. Too bad in order to save her, I would have to make a deal with a vampire: become a monster, or watch Thea die. She was a woman forced to sacrifice her humanity. He was a man risking everything for first love.

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Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold. This is Alys’s. When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why.  But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives.  Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.

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Forbidden magic, a family secret, and a night to reveal it all…The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the island’s magic and its spirits. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, will see her as an equal, and her crush, Miles, will finally see her. But tonight is First Night, when the Prospers and their high-society friends celebrate the night Lord Prosper first harnessed the island’s magic and started producing aether – a magical fuel source that has revolutionized the world. With everyone returning to the island, Mae finally has the chance to go after what she’s always wanted. When the spirits start inexplicably dying, Mae realizes that things aren’t what they seem. And Ivo, the reclusive, mysterious heir to the Prosper magic, may hold all the answers – including a secret about Mae’s past. As Mae and her friends unravel the mysteries of the island, and the Prospers’ magic, Mae starts to question the truth of what her world was built on.

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Brittany, 1762 – There hasn’t been a witch born in the Orchière clan for generations. According to the elders, that line is dead, leaving the clan vulnerable to the whims of superstitious villagers and the prejudices of fearmongering bishops. Ursule Orchière has been raised on stories of the great witches of the past. But the only magic she knows is the false spells her mother weaves over the gullible women who visit their fortune-telling caravan. Everything changes when Ursule comes of age and a spark of power flares to life. Thrilled to be chosen, she has no idea how magic will twist and shape her future. Guided by an ancient grimoire and the whispers of her ancestors, Ursule is destined to walk the same path as the great witches of old. But first, the Orchière magical lineage must survive. And danger hovers over her, whether it’s the bloodlust of the mob or the flames of the pyre.

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Jack Tamerlaine hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. Enchantments run deep on Cadence: gossip is carried by the wind, plaid shawls can be as strong as armor, and the smallest cut of a knife can instill fathomless fear. The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack’s childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls. As Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together, they find they make better allies than rivals as their partnership turns into something more. But with each passing song, it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than they first expected, and an older, darker secret about Cadence lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.

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VS note: From JAN 24

The twins, Sheridan and Kyrian, have lost their parents. They are all that each other has left in the world. Ri MacTyre, the king of the Lunas Goblins and his close friend Ri Tember, the king of the Solus goblins, have just spotted the two most beautiful redheads they have ever seen. Their magic pulls them towards the twins. They must make them their queens! The plan is set.            Amazon KU

FEY PREY by Brittany M Jones

Creatures exist in this world; moving unseen through throngs of unknowing, unsuspecting, normal human beings. Portals connect the human realm to the realm of Faerie. Specific landmarks and monuments play host to these portals. Humans do not know how to access these doorways, but the Fey can manipulate the thin veil that separates the human world from their own. The Fey remain unseen unless they want to be seen. Glamours disguise the members of the High Fey Court, making them appear to be regular looking humans… ok extremely attractive looking humans, but still “normal”. The lower classes of Fey only maintain invisibility when roaming the human world. Two kingdoms rule the realm of Faerie: Winter and Summer. These kingdoms have their own Monarchs and High Court. [SNIP] Typically a human is viewed as a useless “waste of space” by the Fey and are left alone; however, the humans unlucky enough to reveal that they possess The Sight are pursued mercilessly. Their fate consists of becoming house servants, concubines, and laborers. An ancient prophecy has come to the forefront of both Fey kingdoms recently. Both kings have yet to find their queens. A woman who is blessed with The Sight housed behind copper eyes is prophesied to be the queen they are searching for. The catch? She must choose which kingdom and man to become Queen of: Winter or Summer.                      Amazon KU


Walk through the door and leave all your problems behind…but you don’t know what’s on the other side. And once you leave, you’ll never come back. Will you go through? Maren Walker told herself she wouldn’t need to sell pills for long, that it was only means to an end. But that end seems to be stretching as far away as the other side of Blackdamp County, Kentucky. There’s always another bill for Granny’s doctor, another problem with the car, another reason she’s getting nowhere. She dreams of walking through her little door to leave it all behind. The doors have appeared to the people in her mountain town for as long as anyone can remember, though no one knows where they lead. All anyone knows is that if you go, you’ll never come back. Maren’s mother left through her door when Maren was nine, and her shadow has followed Maren ever since. When she faces the possibility of escaping her struggles for good, Maren must choose just what kind of future she wants to build.

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Marek walks the streets of Pittsburgh having embarked on an entirely new journey. The former leader of the Knights of the Order of the Enchantment, the elite of the Cyprian Knights has given it all away for a chance at true love. He knew it the moment he healed the man, Commander Noori Hassan of the Hadden Coven. He had come to destroy the evil tainted sorcerer Cyril and ended up staring into the deep brown eyes of his future. Nothing like this has ever happened in the storied history of the Cyprian Knights. No one had ever been touched by fate like this. But Marek knew, he knew that Noori was his forever. His inamorato. Noori Hassan couldn’t get the dashing Knight out of his mind. The man’s face emblazoned across his memory every time he closed his eyes. He wondered if he was just fantasizing, or could this mean something more? It turns out that fate has a special plan for Noori Hassan. He would find his beloved, but his beloved would not be just any normal creature. His beloved is a mystical Knight of amazing power and glory. This is a lot for Noori to take in, how can someone like Marek give up everything and settle for a life with him? But there is so much more to fate’s plan here than meets the eye and Noori and Marek will see just how perfect this match can be, that is if they survive the courtship. A great, infecting darkness is taking hold in Pittsburgh, and it will take everything the Hadden Coven has to beat it back. It’s even harder when the darkness is hiding within one of their own.



When a socialite is murdered and starts giving orders to Wanda via Zeus, things are about to explode. The woman was haughty and scornful in life, and not much different in death. Her husband, an alcoholic might have been ready to cut the old broad loose. The new boutique in town is the place to shop, but the owner doesn’t like getting a dressing down from the hoity-toity. And why is the handsome stranger taking a shine to Kelly, the police chief. The authorities might be closer to locating Wren. What kind of story will she have as to leaving her baby behind?    Amazon KU


When my alpha mate died, I was freed from the torture of wanting him. I could finally be with my true mates. The ones who protect and cherish me. The ones who make the world feel less broken.
I wasn’t expecting to find a third mate, Especially a Moon Caster who would teach me forbidden magic. Now my true mates are afraid we can’t trust this new coven. They are weary of how I touch the new power. As my connection to the moon grows, a familiar feeling starts to take over. A possession. That’s when I realize my alpha mate might not be dead after all. And this time, I will be the one to kill the wolf I can’t resist.                    Amazon KU


Nancy is a hard working college student, trying her best to get her teaching degree. She doesn’t have time for relationships or love, not with her exams coming up in a few months time. That kind of nonsense isn’t a part of her life plans yet. She wants her degree and nothing is going to get in her way. Ray is a merman from the Halcyon tribe on his first Walkabout on land. He’s overwhelmed by the beauty of the surface but with his father being a council leader, he’s expected to take his father’s place when he retires. His place is in the sea, no matter what he wants in life. Both of their lives get twisted upside down when a chance meeting turns into a weekend fling. Their love is forbidden, but will that stop them?                        Amazon KU


With Michaela in the debt of Shayteen, Whisper is finally free of the Hell World he suffered in for hundreds of demon years. But there seems to be a price for Whisper’s all-new freedom and it has made Whisper’s life just as, or even more complicated. Whisper is serving his true nature and dealing with Michaela’s service to Shayteen, all while trying to hang on to a stubborn soulmate, who won’t forgive him for the most ridiculously perceived transgressions in this life, and one or two from some previous ones. Stuck in the middle of everything, is a broken hearted Gabriel, whose odd obsessions with cooking shows, has turned him into Suzy Homemaker.  It’s best to know, you leave those you care about before they leave you. I’m Theadora Langdon … and EVERYTHING sucks.



I’ve spent the last eight years bullied by my own pack for being half human. Now I’m eighteen and finally ready to leave this hell hole. When the clock strikes midnight I’ll be free… or so I thought. Because instead of finding freedom, I find myself mated to the alphas son.

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A whole family of monsters has menaced my home for far too long. And in the battle to take them down, one of resurrected gangsters I love may have lost his life all over again. Am I pissed off? Understatement of the century. But my men have already survived one set of murders. I made it out of the looney bin and rescued my sister. We’ve proven we don’t back down… even when maybe we should. The villains have way more people, more money and more power than we can wrap our heads around. But we’ve still got a few tricks up our sleeves. Can we expose them for what they are before they destroy more than we can ever fix?                     Amazon KU


Love can make monsters of us all, but can it save us from those monsters too? In the days following the Mating Games, all I’ve come to know is chaos, confusion … and pain. I’ve been kidnapped and tortured by those who I once thought loved me, and I don’t know how I’ll escape with my life … or the lives of those I love. Especially now that I’ve been reunited with someone I thought was lost to me forever. Only now, this person is no longer someone I know … but the very monster I’ve been taught to fear. Will my fated mates be able to save me or will I be forced to betray them to save myself? Now is when true Alphas are made.                       Amazon KU


Loki and I are worlds apart. The Ice God is rewriting my memory, my desire, and my very soul. When he’s done, I won’t be Tessa Morrigan. I hold no illusion that my mate will come for me. He doesn’t even know I’ve been torn from him, and he’s now with an impostor. I’m being replaced and forgotten. When hope dies, a flame sparks to life within me. I’m doing everything in my power to hide my unborn son, but he’s more than eager to show me that he has enough magic to protect his mommy and tear apart the immortal enemy who has caged us.                    Amazon KU


An omega student who cannot control his heats. An alpha headmaster with a secret. At Moonrise Academy, a private college for wolf shifters, it is Headmaster Julian Tett’s job to ensure the safety of his students. When one student manifests a condition called souperomega, he takes a special interest in the case. Toby’s rare disorder causes him to have out of control heats. When the dreamy headmaster half the students have a crush on shows his protective side, both realize something more is happening between them. Sparks fly, but there’s a problem. Teacher/student fraternization is against school policy. If they allow nature to take its course, Julian could be fired and Toby could face expulsion. Added to that, Toby contends with unwanted attention from another student, which puts him in possible danger.                  Amazon KU


Darkness has come to Dominion but is Amira truly to blame? Accused by the Queen of Dominion of bringing Darkness to the world, Amira and her men must go on a quest to destroy three unholy objects in order to stop the darkness before it fully engulfs the world. Along the way danger abounds as these unholy objects are more dangerous than they seem, possessing dark magics powerful enough to kill anyone who dare come looking for them. Like Amira didn’t have enough on her hands, Ragnaron has joined their quest, sparking fierce conflict and competition with the Blood Moon Alphas as every wolf wants Amira for himself. Alpha Logan has far from given up his plans of reclaiming Amira as his. And as usual, he’s not averse to using dirty tricks to do it. Can Amira and the gang destroy the unholy objects before darkness swallows the world whole? Can Ragnaron and the Blood Moon Alphas finally make peace so they can live happily with Amira instead of competing over her? Or will Alpha Logan reclaim Amira, dooming her to a life without the men she has come to hold dear?                         Amazon KU


Saving the city was supposed to be the hard part… Parker Ferro can’t catch a break. After saving San Amaro from destruction for the second time and reconciling with his boyfriend, his current plans are to relax on his couch until his ears stop ringing. Unfortunately, the thousand realms he just saved have a way of yanking him back into service and the dead have come back to haunt him. When he’s called in by the SAPD to consult on the murder of an anti-paranormals protestor killed with fae magic, Parker is caught up in an intricate political web that was spun long before he was ever born. Now Parker has to unravel the mystery behind the murder and untangle old family secrets before irreversible damage is done to his new friends and alliances. At least this time, he’ll hopefully have some help…A Gilded Iron Blade is a 100k MM urban fantasy with a HFN and an ongoing storyline               Amazon KU


Alison’s never forgotten the wolf she met as a child. She’s drawn it, written about it, and sees it in her dreams. However, the last thing she expects to find while visiting her father’s cabin is the wolf in human form. Riley’s icy exterior has kept her safe her entire life. She can’t get hurt if she doesn’t let anyone else in. So when a human gets too close to her territory, Riley’s determined to see them out.
There’s only one problem. Their paths have crossed once before, and this time, her wolf isn’t willing to let the human go. Riley can’t afford to get distracted, but she can’t deny the fact the human is her mate, either. So what’s a wolf to do? Wolf at the Door is a paranormal lesbian romance with no cliffhangers and a happily ever after.    Amazon KU


I am great at my job. And I’m not just saying that—I have the statistics to back it up. Being a cupid is my passion. Being the best is just the dollop of pink icing on the heart cake. But none of that matters when I find myself caught up in a battle in the fae realm to help my boss. I’m about to get hit with a power blast strong enough to end my immortal life when something happens. A fae male steps in front of me and takes the hit. Belren dies, right there in front of my eyes. Aimless in my guilty grief, I lose my footing as the perfect cupid. And footing is very important when you’re trying to have a superior bow and arrow stance. Finally fed up with the constant cloud of regret, I go back to where it started—the fae island where Belren died. Yet I don’t find closure. Instead, I find him. But the horned, handsome, and entirely see-through male doesn’t remember me at all. And that’s when I know that the fates are out to mess up my orderly life. Because the truth is, Belren haunted me long before he ever became a ghost. Now, it seems we both have unfinished business.                 Amazon KU


With her betrothal imminent, the beautiful Princess Ava has gone missing. Where has she fled to? Why has she gone? And why is the dragon stirring? Enter our hero. Gwen has been hunting wanted criminals for years, collecting bounties to provide for her mother and brother since the death of their father. The promise of an armful of gold for bringing the princess home is too good to ignore. But bringing her home doesn’t solve anyone’s problems. Gwen still has family to support, and Ava still has a miserable marriage to look forward to. How will they get over these hurdles? And what new ones will they create along the way?                      Amazon KU


No good deed goes unpunished. A snowy bit of assistance links her to a blood alpha and sends her into a world she never asked for. Coralynn does just enough to get by. There is no point in trying harder; the world always pulls her down. She works at a restaurant in a ridiculous outfit and is ordered to rescue a limo and help some wealthy investors get to their establishment. It is the moment that Coralynn’s life skids sideways. Meeting a blood alpha in the snow was surprising. Having him show up at her home was astonishing. Feeling her body changing to accommodate him is disturbing. he becomes his lover, shares his bed, and starts to believe that her life might stay bright, and then, an attack, injuries, and a long recovery time with the book club’s caretakers makes her re-evaluate her place in the world and how lonely life was when the trust was brutally destroyed.

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QUICKSILVER by Dean Koontz

VS Note: From JAN 25. I like his books usually and the sample seemed good so…

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery—abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona. Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life. Until the day of “strange magnetism.” It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money. And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him. Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life. During a shoot-out at a forlorn dude ranch, he finally meets his destined companions: Bridget Rainking, a beauty as gifted in foresight as she is with firearms, and her grandpa Sparky, a romance novelist with an unusual past. Bridget knows what it’s like to be Quinn. She’s hunted, too. The only way to stay alive is to keep moving. Barreling through the Sonoran Desert, the formidable trio is impelled by that same inexplicable magnetism toward the inevitable. With every deeply disturbing mile, something sinister is in the rearview—an enemy that is more than a match for Quinn. Even as he discovers within himself resources that are every bit as scary.        Amazon KU


In a world ruled by the Stars, cruel and merciless gods that watch over the world, Elara has been cursed by fate. A prophecy that promises that she will fall for a Star, and it will kill them both.
But when one descends to wreak havoc on Elara’s kingdom, she is forced to flee into the arms of her enemy in the neighbouring country. As she learns more about her own magic, and the depth of the Stars’ deceit, she finds herself also learning more about the country she takes refuge in, and the enemy prince forced to train her into a weapon. Something dark brews within her, a power made of night and shadows, that begs to be broken free.      Amazon


He knew he could never have her. But he had no control over his reaction to her, the Claiming of her that was out of his hands. He couldn’t seem to stop coming when she called, even though he knew she was only going to use him then reject him again, leaving him heartbroken all over again. That is, of course, until she needs his help…She wasn’t supposed to want him. He was everything she existed to loathe—the evil she was meant to eradicate from the world. But there was no denying her need for him. The problem was, he always wanted more. And she couldn’t give it to him. But when there was a case she needed help with, there was only one place she could turn. To him. The closer they got, though, the more she saw that maybe it wasn’t just him who had feelings after all.         Amazon


With the star card dim and the Goddess Athena seemingly otherwise occupied, witch Astra Arden and Detective Emma Sullivan enjoy their paranormal police work reprieve. Astra’s even finally agreed to go out on a date with her handsome running partner on Valentine’s Day. Everything seems to be going smoothly—until sixty-six-year-old Unity Priestpoint is found dead: stuffed in a trunk covered in magical symbols, a single bullet hole between her eyes. As the pair begin to investigate, they find themselves caught in a web of magical betrayals, promises broken, and hidden wealth that could have been stolen but also may never have existed at all. Everyone they talk to nurses a grudge against the cantankerous older woman, grudges that may very well be motives—including Astra’s Valentine’s Day date, local teacher Jason Bishop. Can Astra clear Jason’s name before their first date? Or will she spend Valentine’s Day in the Forkbridge jail’s visiting area?           Amazon KU


A mate is forever. Until they reject you…Luna is sick of being an outcast. As the illegitimate daughter of a high-ranking official and her mother gone, she’s never felt wanted. Finding her fated mate was supposed to change everything. She’s known for six years that she and Marnet are mates, and tonight at the MoonMate ceremony, it’s time for him to stop acting like a playboy alpha and claim her as his. Only he does the exact opposite and humiliates her publicly with his brutal rejection. Then Luna is taken by Remus, another alpha whose clan launches a surprise attack during the ceremony. He’s captured all the other alphas except one—Marnet. Now Luna has a choice. Lead the enemy to Marnet or protect her mate. Remus treats her better than Marnet ever did, but Luna is convinced Remus is only using her to get what he wants. Marnet is still her mate. Although it wouldn’t be the first time she’s been wrong about love.                Amazon KU


VS Note: A re-release. From JAN 27.

Being a dragon is hard enough, but being a gay one is even harder. River is a young man getting to grips with the double whammy of being a dragon shifter as well as gay, in the small backwater of Carlsbad. To make matters worse, he accidentally comes out as both gay and a dragon, at his graduation party, without realizing it. Now shunned by the townsfolk, his father decides to send him away, under the tutelage of the charismatic, but also very strange, Storm Woods. Despite an initial attraction to each other, he and River have many adversaries to overcome before the path to happiness is open to either of them. But will shadows of the past put their emergent relationship in danger? And do they even have a relationship in the first place? And when a shocking revelation is made, how will either River or Storm cope with its implications?            Amazon KU


She’s a vampire princess and I’m a deadly assassin. For centuries, I’ve used our enemies’ worst fears against them as our King’s most deadly assassin. But there is only one creature alive who fears for me. Princess Avianna—the king’s little sister. She’s exquisite, from her stunning curves to her smart mouth. And she’s one-hundred percent forbidden. Lowborn assassins like me shouldn’t even dream of touching royalty like her. Then she tells me that she carries my mating mark—and she’s just agreed to marry our enemy to prevent a war. Now, I feel her before she walks into a room. I hunger for her despite never tasting her. Her safety is my number one duty, but I’m not the hero she thinks I am. The fate of our kingdom may rest in the balance, but she’s mine. And I’ll watch the world burn if it means I get to keep her.                     Amazon KU


I’m in trouble from the moment I find my mate…After breaking things off with my abusive ex, I needed somewhere safe to rebuild my life, and you don’t get any safer than living with a group of protective bear shifters. When Trey comes home from college, we know right away that we’re mates. He used to be a rebel, but now he’s determined to make up for his past mistakes and prove himself to his clan—and to me. Even with my relationship history, it’s hard to resist a bear that hot and sweet.
Then a baby is left on his doorstep and things get complicated fast. I also make the mistake of bumping into my ex-boyfriend, Harlem, who has just been released from prison and is still as dangerous as I remember. Maybe Trey and I aren’t fated to be together after all, but Trey’s bear isn’t going to give up without a fight.                      Amazon KU


Dog might not be able to shift from four legs to two, but from the moment Faust rescued him as a puppy, he’s been a vital member of the Royal Paynes pack. He’s a dog named Dog, but he’s also a friend, packmate, and confidant. That is how Dog finds himself stalking the mysterious wraiths in the dead of night. Made of soul and spawned from hell, they’ve been obsessed with Dog from first sight. When Dog spots the wraiths sneaking through the woods, he vows to discover why. He could never imagine the frozen landscape that waits. In a world of dark and light, good and evil, what happens when two beings, never meant to experience love, find solace in one another? Oblivion: Soul Warriors of Royal Paynes is a 13k word short story that takes place in the Wolves of World. It should be read prior to reading, Pride: Wolves of Resurrection Road, and before or after, Diabolical: Demon of Royal Paynes.                 Amazon KU


The Furies are in mourning, and without her sisters by her side, Lottie is drowning in resentment and grief. Her magic has left her, her band has scattered, and something dark is stirring inside her. Without the Goddess to guide her, Lottie is struggling to find the answers to recovering her severed magic. Isolation is taking its toll, and bigger dangers loom on the horizon. Desperate for any solution and against her better judgment, Lottie turns to an unexpected source for help. When an ancient force is awakened, the band must find a way to reconnect, both with themselves and each other. Can Lottie find her way out of the dark, or will the things she loves be lost, leaving her in silence forever?

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Three years ago, Decker rejected Misha because he didn’t believe she was ready to take on the pressures of being the alpha’s mate. His rejection didn’t force her away, and for all those years, she lived by his side, dealing with the pain of seeing him every day. Abandoned at birth and left with the Masters pack, Misha tolerates her fate. But she cannot handle the risk of him taking someone else, and she plans to leave.  Decker doesn’t want her, but he won’t let her leave either. She’ll show him. Decker has only known Misha to be amenable, and now it’s time for him to see what happens without her help. With so many complaints and requests, running a pack is never easy. Denying what he wants cannot last, and he feels the need to claim Misha for his own. When Decker decides to stop fighting, there’s no stopping him. She is his mate, he’s never letting her go. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her.

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Fated to be together. Cursed to be apart. Condemned by a blood mage as an act of revenge, Fenix will do anything to shatter the eternal cycle of losing his beautiful phoenix shifter mate whenever she falls for him again. As he hunts for a way to break the curse, he battles the fierce compulsion to find her latest incarnation, but a moment of weakness brings him to the last place she lived—and what he finds there changes everything. When a wickedly handsome incubus attacks her partner, Evelyn does what any Archangel hunter would—she takes him down and takes him in. But there’s something about the alluring fae, something that teases at her lost memories, and the powerful pull she feels towards him has her falling dangerously under his spell and brings her to a life-shattering realisation. Swept up in a tempest of danger and with a dark threat on the rise, can Fenix find the one who cursed them before fate steals his mate from him this time? Or will the soul-searing passion that blazes between them burn everything to ashes again to restart the cycle?

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Who was the person who sent me these Valentine Letters? Twelve years, I’ve been getting them. Never signed with a name. I’ve had suspicions, but the handwriting doesn’t match anyone. Whatever. I don’t have the time to look into it. Got a job to do. People to save. Being a police detective isn’t all fun and games. When I got a case for a potential missing person to rescue – turned out the person missing was a best friend from years back. Also bumped into another best friend that I haven’t spoken to in years. A dragon shifter called Byron. And damn if Byron doesn’t look fine these days. He’s not an awkward teenager anymore. He’s a strong, capable man, with a heart of pure gold. Someone who I want to get to know again. Intimately.                    Amazon KU


VS Note: From JAN 25

Baylore is the world’s last safe haven for magic. And the Whitish are determined to destroy it at all costs. Twenty years ago, the enchanted Wandering Woods saved Baylore from the Whitish when they picked up their roots and formed a living wall around the city. Now, Prince Daymin is the only one who can keep the forest wall in place. As the Whitish prepare once more to attack, the alliance between Baylore and the people of the forest grows strained. If the forest abandons Baylore, it will mean the end of the city and the wholesale slaughter of the magic races. But the people of the forest have no allegiance to the city. Time is running out. When Daymin’s mother embarks on a dangerous quest to forge an alliance that might save Baylore, Daymin is forced to take the throne he never wanted. Though he is untested and lacking in confidence, he must lead his people into battle—or watch as the last free city of magic falls to the Whitish.                  Amazon KU


At nineteen, Bonnie Stanford is your average hardworking urban college student in Alaska—just a typical girl trying to find her place in the world while avoiding her psychotic parents. (Well, typical if you don’t count the fact that she doesn’t know that she’s an un-awakened Vampire Queen.) Having just lost her job, Bonnie reluctantly accepts the request to house sit her parents’ place out in the middle of Nowhere, Alaska, while they go on a three-week vacation. Two days before they are due home (and she can go back to quietly ignoring them), however, Bonnie receives a strange package and a letter, both of which turn her world upside down. Suddenly, she finds herself at the top of the Supernatural Most Wanted List, just because she has to suck blood and can, oh, by the way, enthrall people. Being hunted by the Inquisition and vampire lords who wanna kill her or enslave her, with only an ancient Samurai who is just as wary of her as she is of him as a companion, Bonnie tries to handle the insanity she has just been immersed in. Will the tentative trust formed between the centuries-old warrior and the naïve young woman be enough to help her survive the dangers to come? Will the unlikely pair be able to overcome their fear of each other to survive the coming supernatural apocalypse? Or will Bonnie fall to the supernatural creatures seeking to bind her and use her to make their dark armies?                          Amazon KU


VS: Highlighting KYDEN, book one in my Badari Gladiators series, since book two RENNYR is now available! They can be read as standalones.


Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.

Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate.

Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?

KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?

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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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Unless You Want to Pay Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

May be edited a bit from published version.


The excerpt, Kyden and Elara alone in the private office. I’ve jumped ahead a little:

There was a soft knock at the door before he could answer her and the maid slipped inside.

“The gladiator master says we’re out of time, my lady, unless you want to pay—”

“Enough.” Elara cut her off. “Wait outside, Tell him we’ll be leaving immediately.”

As soon as the door closed, she walked to Kyden, not touching him, but standing close enough he could have gathered her in for the kiss he was burning to give her. “I wish we’d met under other circumstances,” she said. “I’d like to know you better. You intrigue me.”

And I desire you. He scented faint arousal from Elara and sadness swept over him because he knew their places in this world were so far apart there was no way they could spend any real time together. Even if she paid his master for time, which was a loathsome idea, it would be a few hours once or twice, until the novelty wore off for her. Kyden found himself hoping today would be enough for Elara because being so close to her was almost more than he could bear.

She gathered up her things and as she did so, a scarf drifted to the floor. It was a pretty thing of the most rare star spider silk, in greens and lavenders, and as Kyden picked it up, he savored her scent. Elara reached for it but he retreated a step, motivated by a fierce longing he didn’t have time to question.

“I’d like to keep this,” he said. “Consider it my reward for the other night if you must. It—it would mean a great deal to me.”

VS: I’ll do a few more excerpts from KYDEN but book two, RENNYR will be releasing soon and I’ll switch to that one.


Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.

Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate.

Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?

KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?

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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for FEB 9

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). 



A prisoner of love? In Genmate Forsaken (Genmate Dilemma 2) the line between love and hatred thins when Mysk discovers his genmate is a Xeno, his sworn enemy. Series description: A desire for vengeance keeps ’Topian Edwin Mysk from surrendering to the pain of the destruction of his home world and the loss of the genmate he might have had. One day the Xeno Consortium will know his wrath. Until then, he will pursue his self-imposed mission to locate and reunite the massacre survivors. When he lands on Laxiter 4, he finds the ’Topian settlement abandoned, except for a lone woman. Lala. Their immediate, intense bonding proves she’s his genmate, the one female his genetics have chosen for him—the one he’d believed lost forever. With Lala at his side, he resumes his search for the others. But Lala is not the ’Topian he thinks she is. She’s a shapeshifting Xeno, a disgraced former general in the consortium military wrongly convicted of helping ’Topian insurgents escape annihilation. Edwin Mysk offers her best chance to locate the escapees and receive a stay of execution—as long as he doesn’t discover her secret. Will the gulf between hatred and love, despair and desire, prove too wide for them to cross? Is their genmate bond a tragic mistake?

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Aliens are real and they’re eager to Slake. What’s Slaking, you ask? It seems Xilan males go into a voracious heat period every three years, and there aren’t enough females to fulfill the needs of these beastly aliens. Enter me and other Earth females eager to have children. We travel to a space station, where we’re introduced to brawny alien males in dire need of Slaking. All systems are go until giant spider aliens overrun the station, determined to plant egg sacks within our bodies. No thanks. Me and a cocky alien space pirate, Brune, escape, but our shuttle is sucked into a wormhole and ejected into uncharted territory. Is it my fault the people on this planet believe I’m a goddess? They say I’m their savior. And they assure me they won’t roast Brune over the fire pit for dinner. Brune insists no one will eat him… He says we’ll escape and return to our world. He’ll satisfy his Slaking, and I’ll soon have a bundle of joy on the way. Shiver me timbers, but Brune is sweet, hot, and too damn appealing. I’m beginning to think we’re fated. As determined as I am to return to Earth, I’m not sure I can let my alien pirate go.                Amazon KU


A rebel princess. A nuclear arsenal. And three galactic heroes hot enough to singe a cybergirl’s circuits. 
In a race through space against five hundred sexed-up suitors, a galactic marriage contest is nearing its climax. Rebel princess Kaia defies centuries of tradition to choose not one match, but three to bring peace to her war-torn galaxy. Together, the space pirates’ hellraising head honcho, the ice-cold imperial enforcer who stalks him, and the galaxy’s most lethal telepath will rule at her side—and consummate their blazing passion in her bed. But Kaia’s tyrannical father, worshipped as a god by billions, views her unconventional choice as the ultimate betrayal. In a universe where adversaries pretend to be allies and enemies turn into lovers, Kaia must defeat a cunning rival with a nuclear arsenal primed and pointed at her homeworld and enough atomic firepower to incinerate the galaxy she’s sworn to protect. Will the fragile trust growing between Kaia, Dex, Zorin, and Nero prove strong enough to avert the ultimate apocalypse? Will their risky alliance expose the secret truth to defeat her vengeful father? Or will he command his faithful fanatics to obliterate Kaia and all three of the men she loves?

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She signed up to give him an heir, but what he really wants is her heart. Piper’s infertility sent her childhood sweetheart into the arms of another woman. Now she’s cashing in her credits at the local fertility clinic so she can do the traveling she’s always dreamed of. But when the clinic offers her a secret third option, she can’t resist. The plan? Act as a surrogate for an alien male, and have her own fertility restored in exchange. The catch? She and the tall, dark and handsome alien will need to do it the old-fashioned way. He’s wealthy. She’s poor. He’s set in his ways. She longs to travel. The only thing the two agree on? They’ve both made a terrible mistake. Their pact is simple – convince the staff of the Midsummer Center that they’re trying their best. They’ll go their separate ways when it’s over. All they have to do is manage not to fall for each other in the most romantic place in the known universe, where the admin, the staff, and the system’s most gifted AI are all working together to make falling in love (or at least in lust) completely irresistible.

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Sold into slavery. After a year of hell, Sakura didn’t expect to be rescued by a naga man from myth.
A year of his life stolen. Adalth will do anything to protect the small human under his care, even ignore the love growing in his hearts for her. Now free, Adalth must regain all he has lost. Will he conquer his enemy? And can he let Sakura go when the time comes?               Amazon KU


The woman’s body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child. Eve Dallas turns to the department’s top profiler, who confirms what seems obvious to Eve: They’re dealing with a killer whose childhood involved some sort of trauma—a situation Eve is all too familiar with herself. Yet the clues suggest a perpetrator who’d be roughly sixty years old, and there are no records of old crimes with a similar MO. What was the trigger that apparently reopened such an old wound and sent someone over the edge? When Eve discovers that other young women—who physically resemble the first victim—have vanished, the clock starts ticking louder. But to solve this case she will need to find her way into a hidden place of dim light and concrete, into the distant past, and into the cold depths of a shattered mind.

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Commander Tahsin has a royal-sized problem. Princess Myra has gone missing a month before she’s set to marry Prince Renatar, son of the Ta’Roden Matriarch, their former enemy. If the Matriarch discovers Princess Myra has run away, it will mean war once more. Tahsin must find a stand-in princess while he looks for Myra. Lela Bauer’s acting career is in flames. Her latest holo film has bombed bigtime, her agent dropped her, and her ex-husband is talking to the tabloids. When the Intergalactic Placement Agency offers her the role of fake princess, Lela is overjoyed to get away from her problems on Earth. As Tahsin teaches Lela the ropes of what it means to be royalty, Lela wants nothing more than to put a smile on the grumpy commander’s face. Tahsin wants nothing more than to strip Lela naked and wipe the smile from hers. With the countdown to the wedding drawing near, Tahsin frantically looks for the missing princess, all while fighting his attraction to the woman whose true identity could destroy them all.                     Amazon KU

BLUEBIRD by Ciel Pierlot

VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.

Three factions vie for control of the galaxy. Rig, a gunslinging, thieving, rebel with a cause, doesn’t give a damn about them and she hasn’t looked back since abandoning her faction three years ago.
That is, until her former faction sends her a message: return what she stole from them, or they’ll kill her twin sister. Rig embarks on a journey across the galaxy to save her sister – but for once she’s not alone. She has help from her network of resistance contacts, her taser-wielding librarian girlfriend, and a mysterious bounty hunter. If Rig fails and her former faction finds what she stole from them, trillions of lives will be lost–including her sister’s. But if she succeeds, she might just pull the whole damn faction system down around their ears. Either way, she’s going to do it with panache and pizzazz.

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I live on pain… but for her, I only want to cause pleasurePenelope: One minute I’m conducting important research on a distant planet, and the next, I’ve fallen through a crack in the surface and am transported to an underground world with terrifying fanged creatures who want to eat me, an army of feathered warriors who rescue me, and a massive horned demon leader who gains power through pain… except he’s only giving me pleasure. He wants to keep me, and I have to admit, I don’t hate the flaming underworld anymore. But I can’t stay—my air filter will only last so long down here, and as for my demon? He can’t survive on the surface. We are from two different worlds that never should have collided… what kind of future is there for a hot, alien demon and a human woman?

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Two choices. Alien monster or human monster? Unfortunately, I don’t get a choice. When I’m sold to the planet Pimeon by my fiancé, the President of Earth, it’s with the duty of uncovering their secrets and weaknesses. It’s to infiltrate the familial relationship of the leader and cause a rift. Only then will I be allowed to return home. The Match Program put together by the Britonian race announces me as the first candidate after my brother’s successful match. Unfortunately, the human female it picks is the one cast off by my new sister’s father, the one who lost her title of First Lady. Can I win her over? Or is she too far gone? But neither of us have a choice when she turns up on our planet pregnant.

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An epic sci-fi graphic novel romance between two non-binary characters as they find one another through time, distance, and war. An amazing story that explores the complexity of human nature and what brings us together. When they were kids, Fassen’s fighter spaceship crash-landed on a planet that Lu’s survey force was exploring. It was a forbidden meeting between a kid from a war-focused resistance movement and a kid whose community and planet are dedicated to peace and secrecy.
Lu and Fassen are from different worlds and separate solar systems. But their friendship keeps them in each other’s orbit as they grow up. They stay in contact in secret as their communities are increasingly threatened by the omnipresent, ever-expanding empire. As the empire begins a new attack against Fassen’s people–and discovers Lu’s in the process–the two of them have the chance to reunite at last. They finally are able to be together…but at what cost?

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For Amanda, Oshen, and Gulzar, life has been one gift after the next since the birth of their twins. Not only do they have Oshen’s parents as a source of support, Amanda’s best friend Jun has come to live next door with her mates Brin and Nuzal—and Jun’s large, loud, and wonderful family who have been shipped straight to Venora from Earth. As autumn falls back home on Earth, Amanda and a very pregnant Jun are homesick for their Hybrid Halloween celebration, a blend of American and Filipino traditions completely their own. Far away from home and under the perhaps too watchful eyes of their bondmates, it’s hard for the women not to feel nostalgic—and a little claustrophobic. To give their mates some space and some peace of mind, Brin hatches a plan to recreate the girls’ Hybrid Halloween. In need of information on this curious ‘Halloween’ holiday, they turn to Jun’s mother, father, and younger siblings for assistance. Can the males bring Amanda and Jun’s special celebration to life on Venora too, or will they—or somebody else in the family—accidentally let the secret plan slip first?             Amazon KU


VS note: Not romance but a scifi release of note and of course I had to have it. Pre-ordered.

Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate. What they find is shocking: the Aurora, a famous luxury spaceliner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick search of the ship reveals something isn’t right. Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Messages scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold on to her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.

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He craves Revenge – Broken and on the verge of death, it takes all the strength Jorah possess to fight against the darkness. Not the cyborg he was before he struggles with the overwhelming need for vengeance against those that betrayed his race and his loyalty to his team. Through the pain and nightmares, there is one shining light.  She wants freedom – All of her existence 3V4 has craved to be free, dreamt about it. When her master is killed giving her the chance to escape she takes it, even when the cyborg makes her feel things she knows nothing about. Even when his very touch awakens feelings and wants she had unknowingly craved. When her masters want her back can Jorah put aside his revenge and protect the woman that is more than what she seems and the key to filling his empty soul.

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I can’t see him, but I need him to survive. I did something reckless, but there was only so long I could go without being touched, without sleeping with someone. Five years was my limit, I guess. Now I’ve been exposed to Beerona disease, and my only hope of not dying is him—the invisible alien who’s stalking me. Or at least, he claims he can cure me. I have no idea what he looks like, but when he touches me, something magical happens. He makes me want him without even seeing him. It makes me believe maybe he could save me. I have to find out. If I want to live, I have to bang the invisible alien.                        Amazon KU


I don’t know how much longer I could have kept running from the Battle Frenzy orcs who were looking to kill me and my young nephew. Finally, limbs quivering and breath in ragged gasps, I collapsed as they towered over us, ready to end our lives. Until Jiwal saved us. An orc from the Raging Storm clan, he killed the other orcs as easily as I would swat a fly. Then he took me and my nephew and brought us to his manor. His kind has decimated our way of life. They trade humans for labor and as mates. My sister is dead because of them. And I’m not about to let them kill my nephew. But there is something different about this orc. I feel safe with him. I crave nestling deep into his gigantic body and being wrapped in his big arms. He is my savior and my home – something I’ve gone far too long without. I’d forgotten what it’s like to trust another being, but he’s reawakened that in me. This orc makes my heart race. He’s noble and kind. My warrior. My protector. But most importantly…My Beloved.                      Amazon KU


Billionaires are like another species. And my new boss? I think he might actually be from another galaxy…Evidence that my new jerk of a boss isn’t human: 1. He keeps the office ice-cold – and I’m the one who has turn the temperature down in front of the freezing staff! Sorry… just doing what the boss ordered…2. He calls cinnamon buns “moon-shaped treats,” and manages to chomp them down by the dozen while keeping a drool-worthy muscled physique. 3. He writes in a language that looks like hieroglyphics and calls emails “blinks”. 4. He’s got a tattoo on his chest that I swear glows when I get near. There’s something different about my new boss, and it’s not his eight-figure bank account and seven-foot frame. Finance billionaires aren’t supposed to look like a giant barbarian stuffed into a ten-thousand-dollar suit, and when Ragar Parks storms into the office, he owns it. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)         Amazon KU


I made a critical mistake when I helped my brother and sister abduct two human females from a parallel dimension. I never imagined they would end up stranded in our world, nor did I expect to lose access to the Nexus dimensional portal, and NEX itself. Now, my brother, Vincent, has his mate, Gabby, but that still leaves her best friend Valerie with no family and no future in a world to which she did not volunteer to come. At first, she was merely my responsibility, since it was my fault she was trapped here, but I quickly learned that Valerie was far more than a stranded damsel in distress. Her extroverted manner and playful nature endeared her to our family—and has disarmed me, breaking through all the protective emotional shields I’ve erected. Now, I can’t stop myself from “feeling” things, and I’m losing my composure the more time I spend with her. My growing fascination for Gabby’s beautiful best friend has made me start dreaming again about one day finding a mate. As the Ancilla Blooming Festival approaches, bringing with it a day of celebrating uninhibited love, I want nothing more than to feel free to love Valerie. Unfortunately, allowing myself to feel love—or feel any strong emotion at all—doesn’t just open me up to getting hurt. Because of my telekinesis, any high emotions I feel could cause me to hurt everyone around me. Including the woman I want more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life. Author’s Note: This book is part of a three-book story with the same heroine. Each book will focus on a different hero who will become one of her mates, while advancing the story and the growth of her family. She will have all three mates by the end of the three books.                    Amazon KU


For Yin and all her kind, the sight of winged Aerians in the sky meant safety. But when she automatically uses previously unknown mental powers to protect one such Aerian, Yin finds herself stolen away from her home and embroiled in a rebellion she didn’t even know was taking place.
The cyborgs that serve humanity on a distant world are invincible in all ways except one: their human minds are prone to madness. When Stone and Steel, two young Aerian cyborgs, save Yin from a terrible death, they realize the millennium-old Prophecy of the Protector is about to be fulfilled. Along with Sand, their high-ranking superior, they risk everything to keep safe the woman they know can do far more than just protect them. Her love can heal their tortured minds and save humanity from annihilation.                        Amazon KU


Raia’s Pets: Friends from other worlds…Although Raia Glossman is human, she only remembers one world—the alien one where she was raised by her Tearnat Guardian, Ander Rays. Her love for exploration and new discoveries comes from Ander. While on a quest to find the perfect birthday gift, she instead finds two very unusual, and powerful, furry friends. Now all she has to do is explain to her Tearnat guardian why they should be allowed to stay despite his ‘no pets’ policy!…[SNIP]…
Behr’s Rebel: Two battles: One fights for a cause; the other fights for survival…General Behr De’Mar, leader of the Marastin Dow rebel forces, knows that it is only a matter of time before he is caught and executed. It doesn’t matter to him. The cause he is fighting for is much larger than any one person—or so he thought. Raia Glossman doesn’t know what to think when she is hired by the strange, purple-skinned aliens. After all, the Marastin Dow are known for their cutthroat, kill anything-that-moves mentality. Why would they need a lone human woman…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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I thought being sentenced to a prison planet would crush my soul. Instead, I found a love that made me whole. The deadening of your spirit starts the second you land on Jurtik – the infamous prison planet feared throughout the galaxy. It’s even scarier if you were framed for a crime you didn’t commit and your surrounded by the damned. And guarded by monsters. How will I survive? And then I find him. My prison guard. An alien warrior named Kyp. He’s a small ray of light that keeps me sane in this literal Hell from which there is no running from. He protects me from the roving gangs. He watches over me from the corrupt jailers.  And he’ll show me a wonderful secret – something hidden at the core of this planet that others are trying to kill him for to find out. It’ll change both of our lives forever. One day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time, we will make it through this bleak existence. Together.  And I will find there is something much greater than freedom. What is it? Love.                         Amazon KU

THE HELLFIRE CLOCK by Molly Burkhart

VS Note: From JAN 26

Jacob Sinclair, Viscount Rathchild, is madly in love with Lady Katherine Burden, daughter of a duke. Unfortunately, so is half of Regency London. Luckily, in this steampunk era of invention and wonder, he knows something his competitors don’t: the legendary Hellfire Clock, rumored to bring boundless youth to its possessor, is real. And Rathchild knows how to acquire one. When he hies off in the middle of the Season to hunt down the only inventor brilliant enough to possibly create the Clock, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. The inventor isn’t what he expects. The Clock itself is far more complex than he imagined. Worst of all, the Hellfire Clock requires the heart of a demon to power it. Once he makes the reckless decision to demand the Clock despite all warnings, he realizes he’s losing everything that made him worthy of his lady’s love in the first place. In this Steampunk Regency Romance where nothing is as it seems, a gentleman must begin to listen to the ladies in his life if he hopes to save himself from his own folly.                      Amazon KU


From being jilted at the altar, to being ghosted by a blind date, Mia held onto the hope that one day, she’d finally be the bride and not the bridesmaid. The Elodian invasion of Earth and Mia’s subsequent capture changed everything. Mistaken for a Sudabian, and dropped on Sudabia, a pleasure planet she’s never heard of, Mia finds herself smack in the center of their annual hedonistic mid-winter celebration – and – up for auction. Klagan Warrior Rylan’s mission takes a turn for the worse after a firefight with a lone Elodian cruiser over a remote planet in the middle of nowhere. His worst nightmare comes true when he’s forced to land on Sudabia. As a virtuous man who doesn’t mix business and pleasure, his only goal was to get off-world, and fast, until he stumbles across the auctions – and the frantic pleas of an unwilling participant in the auctions stirred something within him. Against his better judgement, Rylan rescues Mia from the auction block. She wants to leave. He can’t let her go.                         Amazon KU


Striker has a crush –a big one — on a little human female with a salty personality and big brown eyes. Ever since he set eyes on Lola, she’s been all he can think about. So when he gets a message that she’s looking for some help for human refugees, he and his crew set a course for Earth. Before they know it, the crew of the Blue Pirate are caught up in a mysterious mission, which may offer the key to Striker’s mysterious background. And Lola? Well, she’s along for the ride, whether Striker likes it or not.                      Amazon KU


There was only one place she left for her to run…straight into the arms of a monster. The beta world is changing. Fears over rogue alpha attacks have peaked, and so has the public’s suspicion of anyone that has a connection to the Boundarylands. So when Maggie Harrington refuses to publicly disavow her alpha brother, she isn’t just disowned by her wealthy parents and cast out of her community—she’s also threatened by mysterious government agents who demand her compliance…or else. As hellish as his years of imprisonment were, Axel is finding it hard to adapt to life outside his solitary cell. In the escape, he may have found freedom, but peace still eludes him. At least until a woman fleeing the same people that locked him away trespasses onto his property. She may have come from the outside world, but Axel can tell at first glance she’s no beta. She’s an omega…and that makes her his.                   Amazon KU

Once there were boundaries…but now that their chains are broken, these alphas refused to be contained.


The tale of blood and monsters paving Eirikr’s life started with the rage of a queen—and will end with one. In the wake of the devastation of Night Hill, Eirikr is finally free from the prison he was locked into for centuries. But at what price? Greer Vespian was supposed to be his redemption. Now, her body is cold and unmoving, and her soul, at the mercy of their foes. Eirikr must settle old scores, as well as defeat new enemies, in the hope of repaying the dying witch for her sacrifice. Greer is nothing more than a vessel for the power in her blood. Her ancestors have long dictated the way her story will go. At least until her death. Determined to earn her freedom, she’s willing to fight anyone to reclaim her fate. Even Eirikr himself.                   Amazon KU


A Valentine’s Day PDA that’ll cruise all over your emotions. Who knew a boat trip wouldn’t be smooth sailing? Tayla Shaw enchants people with her singing voice, but her life is no fairytale. She’s hiding some big secrets and living in fear. The one person who offered her protection treats her like a prisoner. When she meets a handsome passenger who gives her romance and scorching kisses, her heart fills with the hope that she can finally escape. Dragon shifter Jaxon Scott is trapped on a cruise ship with his parents. Tricked into the family trip by his mother, he has no clue it was arranged with renowned matchmaker Gerri Wilder. When he stumbles across Tayla, he instantly knows she’s the one. Their hot kisses burn into his heart and mind. He now has to hide the fact he finally found his fated mate from his parents. Good luck with that.The dragon and the singer with the hypnotizing voice try to fight their attraction, but it’s no use. A Gerri match has been made. Jaxon can’t keep his hands—and lips—off Tayla, but why does he get the feeling that the captain is holding something over her? Love might come easy, but their happily-ever-after is threatened by dark secrets and a captain with a diabolical plan.                       Amazon KU


Etienne Rollins is in hot pursuit of Amy Blanchard, the female he wants to mate. Her sheltered upbringing has left her questioning her future and place in the pack. The sizzling attraction between them, the change in their relationship from friend to romantic interest, confused her even more, so she fled. He’s tracked her to a bar in Tennessee and not a moment too soon, as she’s caught the attention of two unattached, unknown male wolves—the Landry brothers. Amy uses Etienne’s unexpected arrival to explore the sensual heat pulsing between them. Not easy to do while handling the Landry brothers, a violent confrontation with some humans, a kidnapping, and fleeing a crazed wolf who wants to use her to get back at the Landrys. If she survives, she’ll need to confront her feelings for Etienne once and for all.

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Gran used to say that a strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink. To be sure, flirting with challenges is a terrible idea. Ask me how I know. All Bree really wants is to bury her head in the sand, somewhere in the south of France while a hot pool boy rubs lotion on her back. Instead, Bree gets blackmailed by the Council of Savannah into a job she doesn’t want—though it does take her to France. They need her to bring a witch back to Savannah for a trial that Bree is sure is a load of hooey. But not just any witch. The first one. The oldest one. The one who makes a t-rex look like he’s howling about a sore tooth. The one who makes the wicked witch of the west look like your sweet old nanny, the one who . . .well you get the picture. Bree’s job? Find her. Befriend her. And convince her to come back to Savannah for safekeeping. But someone else has gotten a head start, and their reasons for tracking down the miserable old witch are far worse than the council’s reasons. None other than a sexy, growly blacksmith with pretty eyes who makes Bree’s panties melt even though she knows he isn’t for her. And he is looking for the same miserable old lady. Throw in a lovesick siren, and a slew of new problems, and you’ve got Bree’s next adventure busting at the seams. And no, it isn’t because her pants are too small.                     Amazon KU


Ever since I saw her standing on that cliffside in Ireland, Eira has possessed more of me than she’ll ever know. But by the time I saw her again, she’d suffered far more than anyone ever should. She’d been broken, abused, and was unwilling to trust me no matter how many times I tried to prove my intentions. For my kind to mate—it’s rare—dangerous, which is why no one can know of my ties to the violet-eyed siren or her hold over me. My enemies would love to get their hands on the one thing that could lead to my destruction. But when her life is threatened, I know I can’t simply watch from the sidelines anymore. Not when I’m ready to rip the entire world to shreds for another moment in her presence.              Amazon KU


She-wolf Lyric Gerrick knows her alpha wolf parents want her to settle down with a pack member and build a life in Kentucky, but her restless wolf isn’t interested in anyone in Allen. After exhausting job options in Allen and the surrounding towns, she answers an ad for a teaching job at Ashland Elementary, a town in Indiana full of mountain lion shifters. Her parents happen to know someone in Ashland willing to let Lyric stay with them during the interview process. What she wants is to get the job. What she doesn’t expect? To find not one mate, but two. Mountain lion shifters Elliott and Evan Fallon have been working for the Ashland police department from the moment they graduated from the police academy. They both love keeping the humans and shifters in the sleepy town of Ashland safe. When the daughter of their mother’s old friend arrives in Ashland for a job interview, they know the moment they lay eyes on her that the delectable Lyric is the one female for them both. Lyric’s parents are not okay with her having two mates who are mountain lion shifters who’d like her to move to Ashland with them. Old wounds are exposed, and painful memories dredged up, but it’s not Lyric, Elliott, and Evan’s fight—it’s their parents’. Can the blooming love between the wolf and mountain lion trio bring their two groups together, or will things be over before they start?

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When Autumn’s Father encourages her to marry a man she doesn’t want to, she does the only thing she can think of and runs away. Nate has lived his whole life knowing he’s an anomaly even in the paranormal world. Born a snake and made into a human by his genie Father, he’s surprised when he feels the mating bond. After Autumn’s hand is forced, the new bond between them is tested to the limit and it’ll take everything they have to convince Autumn’s family that she should choose her mate.

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As a trainee priestess, Ani’s life has been far from boring, and now she has to face the fact that her superiors are ignoring missing bodies. Despite the changing nature of her relationship with Nik, she knows working with him is the only way she’s going to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearances of the dead, and put a stop to them before the wrong person finds out. Ani has decisions to make, and they’re not getting any easier. At least she has her trusty sacred jackal by her side to help.

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What happens when six middle-aged sisters with a party planning business buy a cursed plantation? Add one ghoul, the Queen of Voodoo, and a dash of unlocked dormant magic and find out! When Dani convinces her five sisters to sink everything they have into purchasing a dilapidated old plantation, it seems like a great idea at the time. They need a site to expand their business, and none of them is a stranger to the occasional escapade. Little do they know buying Willowberry Plantation House will be the biggest adventure of their lives. As New Orleans natives, the sisters aren’t at all surprised to find a ghost haunting their new house. What they don’t see coming is their discovery that the land was cursed by a wrathful witch centuries earlier. Then things get really strange when Phoebe pays them a visit, unlocking more than just the magic trapped in the earth as she removes the hex that plagued the plantation. Can their business thrive with a ghoul on the grounds, an angry Voodoo Queen to appease, and a leaky roof to fix? As the sisters scramble to pull off their very first shifter mating ceremony, two things are certain: they won’t make it without each other, and they’ve stumbled upon some incredible new powers they don’t yet understand.                       Amazon KU


When Jack and Jill attend a dinner to celebrate the retirement of one of Jack’s ex-colleagues, events take a sinister turn, leaving Jill the prime suspect in a murder investigation. And why is Mr Ivers dressed in a green suit?                   Amazon KU


Never sell your soul to the Demon King. Too late. In an effort to save all that I love, I have to finish the job Nyfain started… and ruin myself. I’ve made a trade with the most cunning creature alive. Me for them. The dungeons will be my new home. Dolion’s destruction will be my new goal. I just have to get out of here and back to my golden dragon. Preferably alive.             Amazon KU


Monsters. Fighting. And naps. Cursed with the deadly sin Sloth, Gray helps protect mankind, all while taking nap breaks. His sleepy world shifts when he saves a man from a demon attack. Mason Hawk, former sharp shooter turned hunter. After his eyes are opened to the supernatural in the worst possible way, he dedicates his life to hunting monsters. While on a job to take out a man-eating demon, he finds himself in trouble and is saved by a black-winged half-angel with the sweetest brown eyes. And his dark world gets a little brighter despite him having no clue why. Soulmates. Gray feels the connection instantly. But this human with his distrust of everything supernatural has guarded his heart, and Gray wonders if he’ll ever be able to reach him. When monsters are released, wreaking havoc on mankind, it’s up to Gray and his brothers—with the help of Mason and his force of hunters—to stop the attacks. Love is complicated. Even more so when the fate of the world rests in your hands.                 Amazon KU


Dark One – My Pheonix has been taken from me and now the sands of time are running low. The Ancients are testing me on this journey to a foreign land where no one has Essence except the Rune Master and Amazon Druids. The Confessor – I have lost my one and only true friend to the spirits. My cards will not make themselves known to me as I journey to the next realm. I have no power here and I fear the dangers that lurk will only test us further. The Pheonix – I’m trapped in the Spirit Realm and I have no memory of my life among the living. I find my wings are my only protectors as they guide me through the dark and each shadow that seeks to capture me.              Amazon KU


Five hundred years ago, I fell in love with a vampire. It was a crimson fever that consumed me. I gave up my home, my family, and my pack to be with her. She obliterated my heart at the first opportunity. Our fates are bound whether I like it or not. If she dies, I die. She may have a death wish, but I don’t. When she decides to risk everything for revenge, I have no choice but to stop her and find a way to be free of the vow I made. But surviving the dangers of Ellnesari together might not have the outcome I expect. Instead of freedom, I learn who Manu Della Morte truly is, and that reignites a passion I thought I had lost. *This is not a standalone novel and ends on a cliffhanger.

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I discover Shana, a wolf shifter, caught in a net. She needs me, but the second I lay eyes on her, I realize I need her—even if relationships between our clans are forbidden. But just as I rescue Shana, her ex-fiancé shows up…accusing her of murdering a bear shifter. She’s taken to her own village and locked up. Hoping she’s innocent, I investigate the crime scene. Everyone is turning against her—even her own father wants her executed. I can’t go another day knowing she might not survive. She’s the love of my life…no matter what. I sneak in and set her free, but we’re hunted by several wolf shifters…It turns out her ex isn’t the only one who wants revenge—Dodging gunfire, we face no other choice but to fight back…and eventually forced into hiding. We’re at war. Now survival is our only hope…if we want to give love any chance at all.                Amazon KU

DIARIES IN TIME by Susan Reiss

The first book in this series, Letters in Time, ended with one question still hanging: Were Emma and Daniel reunited? Now, the sequel, Diaries in Time, answers that question…and leads modern-day Emma to learn that choices people make create patterns as intricate as handmade lace. Decisions can haunt a person like a ghost across time. Emma Chase discovered that was true when she answered a letter from Daniel dated 1862 and tried to reunite him with his lost love. While waiting to find out if she succeeded, Emma discovers that Daniel’s mysterious presence isn’t the only thing haunting Waterwood House. She digs into the past to find out why, only to uncover complicated family secrets and a truth long thought long buried from prying eyes… but was it? Her curiosity puts her in the center of a threatening storm as she faces the truth that people’s reactions don’t change over time. Love for another person, passion for a cause can pit sister against sister, husband against wife. Choices made – then and now – often ignite red-hot emotions…but can they lead to murder?

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THE FIRST KNIGHT (LADIES’ KNIGHT BOOK 1) by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Allie Mackay

She needs a knight in shining armor – When Marcy Summer’s world falls down around her and a vicious enemy wants blood, nothing less than a dashing knight on a charger can save the day. Too bad, such heroes are thin on the ground in modern times. But then, what are centuries to a magical Highland crone who sports red plaid shoelaces and has other plans for the damsel in distress? A trip to bonnie Scotland that just might include the perfect hero… and the perfect love. He wears the steel and carries a sword, but isn’t a hero – Red James MacKenzie loves his life in the far north of Scotland, the wild, remote hills all he needs. A knight out of time, or so he feels, he follows the old ways, steering clear of modern inconveniences whenever he can. He doesn’t have time or need for love, his heart belongs to the past. So when a meddlesome Highland crone puts a young American tourist in his path, he isn’t interested. Yet the lass needs rescuing and, worse, he can’t resist her. Now he’ll move mountains to save her… anything to make her his.              Amazon KU


Zahora’s young, naïve, restless, and powerful, so when the Pagans’ senior magiks refuse to teach her, she takes matters into her own hands. She stumbles blindly into the magical Sphere, and there are consequences … but at least Rose knows who she is now. And Rose – the Pagans’ leader – wastes no time in putting Zahora to work, finding a way to break the magic binding Raina and Callie to the Templars. But Zahora’s impulsive, distracted by a mysterious man, and wouldn’t know caution if it hit her in the face. While Caspar plays politics, meeting the audacious demands of allies to secure their loyalty, Jon is sent to New York, to retrieve Raina’s wayward human cousin, Leila, who’s looking into things she shouldn’t. Isolated from the outside world, Raina walks a tightrope, convincing the Templars she’s loyal to them, while searching for anything that could aid her true nation, or speed her return to Caspar, her soulmate. But the Pagans contend not only with the Templars, but Slayers, a corrupt Registerium, and the shadowy West Coast nation. With so many perilous parts, the Pagans’ plans must be meticulous, so when an opportunity to retrieve Raina and Callie arises, they’re ready to strike.                       Amazon KU


A determined girl without answers. A hot guy who would do anything for her. A mysterious museum that some see and some don’t… Perrie Madeline lives a simple life. Her only concern is deciding whether or not to let herself fall for her sexy friend, August Hartley. That is, until a strange museum known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault appears overnight and people around her begin to go missing. Determined to uncover the Glass Vault’s hidden secrets, Perrie and August conspire to break inside. But soon, Perrie realizes she has more to worry about than her feelings for August—something sinister is on their heels. Together they must find their way out of the museum before they discover something truly not for the faint of heart.                   Amazon KU


He brought her to life. She is destruction. Together, they will take over the world. Perrie Madeline failed to escape Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, and she became trapped in her enemy’s clutches. No longer the master of her own mind, Perrie serves a new purpose as the Bride. She is now bent on destroying the world with her demon lover—Vale. Maisie Jaser is determined to save her cousin, even if it means forming an alliance with an old friend, one who makes her feel things she would rather forget. But as they embark on the journey through a trail of carnage left by the immortals, they soon realize that finding Perrie is more difficult than Maisie ever imagined. With the world crumbling around them, and time running out, if Perrie doesn’t break free from the Bride’s hold over her, they will all face the consequences of Vale’s triumph: annihilation.                         Amazon KU

HONOR (SIN CITY WOLF BOOK 3) by January Bain

Never run from a wolf! Isadora Champagne is a witch on a dangerous mission—to take down Lucius Luceres. That bad boy alpha billionaire doesn’t deserve to have it all his way. Thinks he can dump her baby sister and get away with it! But now that she’s met the shifter, keeping her heart safe from him is going to take more than the curse she laid on him…it just might cost her a pact with the devil himself. Lucius of the House of Luceres is an alpha werewolf, secure in his bad-to-the-bone reputation. But when confronted by the beautiful Isadora one fateful night, even he can’t ignore the extreme attraction that instantly ignites between them. But what he hadn’t counted on was how useful her magic gifts can be to the House of Luceres when one of their own goes missing. Will he be able to set aside the centuries of mistrust between witches and shifters and allow her special brand of courage and caring to heal even the most jaded heart?

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VS Note: From JAN 20

Iosif guards the Eastern Gate of the Empire of Rowlen. It is a quiet, boring snow ridden place where nothing ever happens. The only good thing about his posting is Yegor, the sweet, handsome schoolteacher he’s been flirting with the past few months. Then Yegor fails to show on time, and when he does finally show, it’s with rumors of strange men hunting an imperial tsarevich said to be traveling in that area.

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Bertin is a liar and a thief. Once an orphan on the street stealing purses, his life was forever changed when he saved a boy’s life—and then became that boy to the rest of the world. But one lie always leads to another, and life as a Belemeren spy planted in the Engineer Corp has led him to the role of liaison in Ruemri, a kingdom he helped Ruemri’s enemies steal. His primary duty is to watch King Sesta, which means he is himself watched by the whole of Ruemri’s royal court. For a man used to being overlooked and ignored, the situation is a living nightmare. That situation is further worsened when he receives word of an unspecified terrible event that is going to take place—and then the last person he expected arrives, bringing Bertin’s past and secrets with him.

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When actress Camelee Pendrey is hurled back in time a thousand years and finds herself caught under the nets of deadly-looking men on horseback, she’s sure of one thing: she will never survive. Eleventh century Britain is nothing as she imagined. To begin with, there is a Dane on the throne! Worse, there’s one in her bed. They are everywhere. Conquering, capturing, enslaving the Saxons acre by acre. But Camelee isn’t a Saxon, and she’s nobody’s servant. Not even the deadly Viking who claims to own her and then promises to own her heart as well. Chief Wolf Kristiansen is the king’s most dangerous warrior. When his men capture a beautiful new servant beneath their nets, he does not know where she came from, nor does he care. She is his now. That is all that matters. Along with his possession comes protection, and he is called upon many times to keep Camelee Pendrey safe. But it’s Wolf who is in danger. His heart is given up for one woman and casts him into a fight with a king and his legendary sword, an enemy sorceress out for revenge, and the very fabric of time itself.

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Jousting and Justice follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden and all her friends get an invitation to a medieval festival – but it’s on “the forbidden island.” It’s too enticing to pass up. Of course, strange things will happen once they get there! . . . You’ll also learn the truth about the witch’s sister! The Murder Mystery:A dead body shows up in the most shocking place. First, they need to figure out who this dead guy is. Then, who killed him and why. There are so many twists and turns on the way to the answers! But we know that Hayden, Latifa, and their family and friends will figure it out and justice will be served.                       Amazon KU

MIRROR GIRLS by Kelly McWilliams

VS note: Horror. Difficult subject matter. I enjoyed her AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD last year.

As infants, twin sisters Charlie Yates and Magnolia Heathwood were secretly separated after the brutal lynching of their parents, who died for loving across the color line. Now, at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Charlie is a young Black organizer in Harlem, while white-passing Magnolia is the heiress to a cotton plantation in rural Georgia.  Magnolia knows nothing of her racial heritage, but secrets are hard to keep in a town haunted by the ghosts of its slave-holding past. When Magnolia finally learns the truth, her reflection mysteriously disappears from mirrors—the sign of a terrible curse. Meanwhile, in Harlem, Charlie’s beloved grandmother falls ill. Her final wish is to be buried back home in Georgia—and, unbeknownst to Charlie, to see her long-lost granddaughter, Magnolia Heathwood, one last time. So Charlie travels into the Deep South, confronting the land of her worst nightmares—and Jim Crow segregation. The sisters reunite as teenagers in the deeply haunted town of Eureka, Georgia, where ghosts linger centuries after their time and dangers lurk behind every mirror. They couldn’t be more different, but they will need each other to put the hauntings of the past to rest, to break the mirrors’ deadly curse—and to discover the meaning of sisterhood in a racially divided land.

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By the end of the day my best friends will all be dead….I’m not very interesting. Most people just leave me alone. I’m poor and on my own more than I’m not. Lately, however, I’ve caught the attention of five guys who I never expected to know. Rowan. Ace. Tanner. Griffin. Caesar. They are rich. Powerful. Gorgeous. Sometimes they set things on fire. And, they’re loaded with secrets they won’t tell me. I think I want to know what they’re hiding. I’m wrong. Once they share their truths with me, I’ll never be the same. It turns out, everyone is a servant of the darkness, whether they know it or not. *The reader should be aware this is book 1 of 3. The happy ending comes with book 3. The heroine is stronger than she knows, the guys filled with depths they can’t imagine, and the heat will build from sweet in this novel to very intense by book 3.     AmazonKU


Cedric was thrown away by his family on his 18th birthday because of his omega status. He isn’t as strong or quick as other lion shifters, and was therefore seen as useless by his old pride. He may also bear children, which his family saw as a crime against nature. When he was cast out, he found a new family made up of a rag-tag group of men who were all shunned by their old prides, but who loved each other fiercely. Cedric is a sweet soul who loves to take care of the people he’s close to. He’s a bit of a ‘mother hen’, fussing over his friends and making sure everyone is fed and happy. He’s as bright and bubbly as his pink hair, though a sassy streak runs deep within him. When Fate puts him in the path of his mate, Cedric is quick to ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)              Amazon KU


VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Book Blog. From JAN 25.

Nearly a century ago, Gwen Engel’s great-great-grandfather cast a spell with catastrophic side-effects. As a result, the Grand Council of Witches forbade his descendants from practicing witchcraft. The Council even planted anonymous snitches called Watchers in the community to report any errant spellcasting…Yet magic may still be alive and not so well in Zenobia. Gwen and her cousins, Trudy and Milo, receive a letter from Gwen’s adopted sister, Tannith, informing them that she’s bewitched one of their partners and will run away with him at the end of the week. While Gwen frets about whether to trust her scientist boyfriend, currently out of town on a beetle-studying trip, she’s worried that local grad student Jeremy is secretly a Watcher doing his own research. Cousin Trudy is so stressed that she accidentally enchants her cupcakes, creating havoc among her bakery customers—and in her marriage. Perhaps it’s time the family took back control and figured out how to harness their powers. How else can Gwen decide whether her growing feelings for Jeremy are real—or the result of too many of Trudy’s cupcakes?
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When Detective George Donovan and his eccentric partner, Detective Andi Hayes, need a break from their gruesome job, a hike seems like just the thing. Unfortunately, the job catches up with them when they find three dead men in a lake. When the promising clues dry up, George and Andi turn once more to Andi’s “gift”—but this time things aren’t so easy. Andi’s mysterious talents are growing stronger, making it harder to block out the barrage of information and taking a toll on his physical and mental health. The cryptic clues his informants offer are even more bizarre than the case itself. And the more they discover about the victims, the more uncomfortable the investigation becomes.
Torn between catching a killer and serving justice, between George’s career and Andi’s sanity, the detectives have their work cut out for them if they’re going to solve these murders.

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THE ALPHA’S SON by Penny Jessup

Max Remus couldn’t care less about finding his mate—unlike the rest of his fate-obsessed pack. He totally prefers hanging with his bestie, eating his dad’s steak sandwiches, and drawing in his trusty sketchbook. But all that is about to change at the Blue Moon Festival—a summer camp where Elite Pack wolves go to find their mates. The festival is a right of passage for every teen werewolf, and this year’s festival will be one to howl home about. The alpha’s son, Jasper Apollo, is attending for the first time. When Max finds himself inexplicably linked with the exceptionally handsome but totally jerk-faced heir, he’s forced to grapple with the unexpected feelings clawing at his soul. If Max rejects his destiny, will fate’s bite be worse than its bark?

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VS note: also saw this one reviewed on Whiskey With My Book blog.

Once there was a young woman from a well-to-do New England family who never quite fit with the drawing rooms and parlors of her kin. Called instead to the tangled woods and wild cliffs surrounding her family’s estate, Margaret Harlowe grew both stranger and more beautiful as she cultivated her uncanny power. Soon, whispers of “witch” dogged her footsteps, and Margaret’s power began to wind itself with the tendrils of something darker. One hundred and fifty years later, Augusta Podos takes a dream job at Harlowe House, the historic home of a wealthy New England family that has been turned into a small museum in Tynemouth, Massachusetts. When Augusta stumbles across an oblique reference to a daughter of the Harlowes who has nearly been expunged from the historical record, the mystery is too intriguing to ignore. But as she digs deeper, something sinister unfurls from its sleep, a dark power that binds one woman to the other across lines of blood and time. If Augusta can’t resist its allure, everything she knows and loves—including her very life—could be lost forever.

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A vow to his ailing mother gives Grizzly shifter, Micah, six months to find his mate, or he and his brothers lose their family’s land. He can’t contemplate a lifelong bond, but one tease of Nicolette’s enticing scent has him and his bear ready to do what it takes to make her his. Nicolette and her sister are all each other have in the world so she protects their existence by living a sedate life. A chance encounter with the charming Micah has her rethinking her decisions. But how will she view him when she learns he’s a shifter and her only experience with that world led to heartache? Micah offers love and security, but can he convince her their bond is meant to be?              Amazon KU

V NEGATIVE by Linda Mooney

In today’s society, vampires are mostly accepted, though there are still those who don’t think vamps deserve to be trusted. Truth is they’re far superior to humans in every way, and a huge asset to the military and law enforcement. That’s where Saoirse Bronner comes in as one of the newest vamp officers on the force. When humans and vamps both start turning up dead, what better way to solve the case than to have humans and vamps working together? Saoirse is teamed up with Detective Jake Valenti, who has his reservations at first about working with a vamp, but he quickly learns what an asset she is and how much he can learn from her. But personal feelings for the vamp were not expected at all. They adopt an honesty is the best policy approach for their partnership, and Jake soon learns she’s not all that different—other than the occasional need for blood to survive. And she really is far superior to humans, both physically and for his heart. The police are trying to prove the lies the media is spreading about vamps isn’t true, but with the cases all pointing to vamps as the instigators isn’t helping their image. Tensions are high between vamps and humans, and a relationship between Jake and Saoirse will raise issues, but their time together could be ended before it even has time to start. Dead vamps, dead humans, missing blood thinners, and a shady underground group. What does it all mean? Together, can they crack the case as well as protect their growing feelings for each other?

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Lionel, necromancer and police consultant, finds himself closer to the Devil than he ever wanted to be. But even for a necromancer, life goes on, and murder happens. The next crime scene is just around the corner, and Lionel will do his job… ideally without Lucifer looking over his shoulder. After a traumatic experience, Lucifer knows he has to protect his necromancer, mostly from the other man’s own stubbornness and ignorance. Lionel is not quite as human as he likes to think, and to Lucifer’s great annoyance, Lionel hasn’t given up on his bad habit of running into situations without thinking. Lionel doesn’t know how he feels about the Devil, and he doesn’t know what he wants in his life. Lucifer knows what Lionel needs, but getting the necromancer to accept that is the difficult part. And of course, there is murder happening in town, and it is not the boring human-on-human kind of violence. This time around, it looks like immortals are involved. Solving the case will require Lionel to accept who he really is while Lucifer wants his boyfriend to embrace who he truly can be. Lives may depend on it.

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The vampires have the moon. They cannot take the sun. There are daywalkers in Jakeston, and the council wants me to stake them all before they can do more damage. With every day they remain free, they grow more powerful. The daywalkers are feeding, but they’re leaving no proof of their grisly meals. There’s no blood. No hair. No bones. No drained, dead bodies. Humans are just quietly disappearing. No one sees the mutant vampires. These baddies don’t do frenzied, public attacks. Unlike Avis Vine, they don’t want to draw attention to themselves–so there is simply death that no one sees. These daywalkers aren’t eating just because they’re hungry. They’re devouring humans to grow their power. And somewhere out there is the magic that’s keeping them going. If I find that charger, whatever it is, the daywalkers will weaken. They’ll leave a trail I can follow. But how can I find something when I don’t even know what it is I’m looking for? How can I find creatures full of magic who have no desire to be found? If that’s not enough trouble, in the middle of trying to track untrackable daywalkers, my alpha disappears. I’m afraid he’s been turned and has gone into hiding…or that he’s been murdered. Then I feel him, and I know the truth. Jared is out there, and he’s alive. Nothing will keep me from him. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)      Amazon KU


The last time witchy car mechanic Victoria Fox did magic, she nearly blew up half a street. Oops. No more magic for her, but is a witch who doesn’t do magic still a witch? Well, she does have a kitty familiar named Professor Studmuffin Salvitore III. She also has a knack for inviting magical trouble to her shop’s doorstep. Like her business rival who shows up and offers her a deal. A tempting deal, but she shuts the door in his face anyway. Moments later, his star employee drops dead. All roads lead to Victoria as the murderer. The problem? She didn’t do it. The other problem? Almost no one believes her. It’s now up to her and her kitty familiar to prove she’s innocent. Tiptoeing closer to the truth could put them both in danger though. And it might just take a lead paw on the gas pedal to get them out.                        Amazon KU


Control. Obsession. Alpha. Mateo’s soulmate may be out there, but Mateo has no intention of finding him. Being bound to Mateo would be a punishment. He doesn’t have the charm or patience of his pack mates and he refuses to let fate force a person to be with him. As the mission to save the world continues, his once small pack is growing and Mateo can see there is no place for him and his disdain. The day was always coming when Mateo would say goodbye to his pack brothers and he’s put it off long enough. It’s time he did everyone a favor and disappear. Bruno learned as a child that family didn’t mean forever. Not when every time he falls asleep, he becomes a danger to everyone around him. With a body that has more padding than muscle, he looks harmless. But beneath his curvy exterior lurks a monster that doesn’t care who it hurts. Bruno lives separate from the world, avoiding anything that might make him lose control. Until he meets Mateo accosting a vending machine in the middle of the night. The man is assertive and hotheaded. And, for some insane reason, decides Bruno’s protection is his responsibility. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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Piper Sullivan lost her father to a degenerative disease and her sister to prison all in the past couple of months. The quiet librarian and bear shifter is also saddled with the ability to wield ancient shifter magic that she isn’t yet able to control. The mysterious power scares and excites her at the same time. The one stable presence in her life is reindeer shifter Jasper MacKinnon. She feels safe with Jasper. More than that, she feels loved. Having grown up in Grey Lake, former firefighter Jasper is now an agent with the Shifter Crime Bureau. He is working with the Grey Lake Police Department to protect the quaint village from Alden Williamson, an evil phoenix shifter, who is out to kill the Lakers and rebuild the town in his image. Jasper needs to safeguard those he cares about, most of all a certain intriguing librarian, from the supernatural dangers that surround them.   Amazon KU


Love is in the air! All of your favorite members of the Cold Case Psychic Universe are sharing what love means to them just in time for Valentine’s Day. Romantic love. Friendship. The bond between parents and children. Lost loves. What ifs and maybes. Tennyson, Ronan, Cope, Jude, and the rest of the gang are here to prove that there’s someone for everyone. It’s Everly’s third birthday. The kids chow down on unicorn cake, while the adults muse over how love brought them all together. Truman and Carson teach Brian about true love, while Kaye Grimm and John O’Mara discuss their lost loves over a hotly contested game of Scrabble. There’s a Monster truck rally. More cats than you can shake a stick at. An old-fashioned St. Valentine’s Day Dance. Laundry room sex and two guys literally falling head over heels for each other. A new baby is on the way and someone’s getting married! All while ghosts abound. Last, but not least, is a special guest you won’t see coming and you won’t want to miss.                     Amazon KU


Deva just needs a little good karma in her life…After all the supernatural struggles the ladies of Mystic Hollow have faced, Deva is about to face her most challenging task: deciding if she’s ready for love. Deva’s cooking is magic, literally and figuratively. Her food, her spells, have done a lot for the people of her sleepy little town. But when she makes a special item just for herself on Valentine’s Day, will her memories of her lonely marriage overpower her hope for a happier future? Not if karma has anything to say about it.               Amazon KU


Princess Tharon and Princess Roswynd were best of friends as pups; now they are enemies and forced to marry each other. The Kingdom of White Sommer and the Kingdom of Wyndfeld had been united and strong. Princess Tharon of White Sommer grew up with her best friend Princess Roswynd of Wyndfeld, both having vowed to always be together. But it all came crashing down when Tharon’s mother was murdered by Roswynd’s family. The two kingdoms plunged into a dark, bloody war of revenge and hatred. After ten long years at war, the kingdoms agree to a ceasefire, but under the condition of a forced marriage between the two princesses. Tharon becomes the Prince and Lord Commander of the White Sommer Army and a knight known as the Black Wulf. She has dedicated her life to conquering Wyndfeld and avenging her mother’s murder. Even better, she finally gets to claim Roswynd as her Omega. Now nothing can stop her from having it all. Roswynd grew up broken and enraged over Tharon’s betrayal of their friendship pact. Now forced to marry Tharon, she is at a loss with her new wife, finding no remnants of her best friend under Tharon’s cold exterior. She gives her wedding vows to Tharon, but she knows their vows are based on lies. She will protect her kingdom from Tharon. As Tharon and Roswynd play the game, they both discover they must choose between honoring their wedding vows or their vows to their kingdom.

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VS Note: From JAN 25

In a magical Regency England, two powerful magicians strive to find a balance between love and duty as they confront enemies who might well be their closest friends. Elizabeth Bennet may be a heroine, but by defying some of the most powerful mages in England, she has made enemies who will stop at nothing to embroil her in scandal. So when she is accused of endangering the Royal Mages through her reckless actions, she no longer knows who to trust. Even the gentleman she loves is taking their side. It seems the only person who believes her is the captive French mage who is imprisoned in the cellar at Netherfield. Meanwhile, Fitzwilliam Darcy is willing to fight to the death to defend Elizabeth, if only she would stop getting herself into trouble. Why does she always have to break the rules? And why does even her sister Jane cause him so many problems?                   Amazon KU

EMBERS OF DARKNESS (D’VAIRE BOOK 27) by Jessamyn Kingley

A man torn between what his soul wants and what he believes is expected of him, Scheredin D’Vaire is still fiercely loyal to his family. Scheredin is one of the few remaining warlocks and spends his days aiding his cousins in running the D’Vaire sanctuary. In his free time, Scheredin loves gaming. With the tap of a few keys, Scheredin can lose himself in another world. Kieran Tarinthfenix is a phoenix shifter whose tribe likes to forget that elf blood also runs through their veins. A driven man, Kieran takes his hobby of gaming and learns to craft titles of his own. He hands his income to his chieftain despite Kieran’s lack of respect for a man who forces his people to take part in an ancient but cruel ceremony every year. Scheredin and Kieran meet online and quickly grow into gaming buddies. For years, they are content with an online relationship and the anonymity it provides. When Scheredin decides to meet Kieran in person, they discover they’re mates, but there are secrets between them. To find lasting love, both men will have to throw away the past and seize their destinies.     Amazon KU


How long can you run away from fate? In the case of Chloe Talbot and Joshua Bryce, the answer is…About 17 years. That’s how long it’s been since they shared a life-altering kiss on the turret at Westlake. And then Joshua disappeared, taking a step back from his duties as Guardian of the Time Medallion, leaving Chloe wondering what went wrong. Now Joshua wants to make amends. He travels from 19th century Welham Island to present-day Westlake because he can sense something is amiss with the ever-composed Chloe. She wants nothing to do with him, but with Westlake school on the verge of financial ruin, Chloe must get creative if she wants her family’s legacy to survive. She lets Joshua in, despite her every instinct. But the biggest threat arrives from a man who accuses Chloe’s grandfather of stealing a painting from his family in 1942, Germany. Joshua suggests the best way to save the school is to go back in time to a Europe besieged by World War II to steal it and return it to her accuser. Will Chloe and Joshua succeed? And will their fiery attraction survive when they return to their own world?                  Amazon KU


Treated with disdain by her family her entire life for not living up to their expectations-or prophesy-Arabella Leyden forges her own path and attains her greatest wish: to join the Sisterhood of Witches, doing so in a manner no one ever anticipated. As the first-ever technomancer, the way before her is fraught with peril. Can she survive the machinations of her order, or be ground between the gears of reluctant progress? More important yet, can she succeed at her first assignment: find the root cause of the famine sweeping through Ireland? A task that has already claimed two witches of the Sortilege line. Her future hangs in the balance… perhaps even her very life.

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Tir n’Aill perches on the edge of a knife in the wake of a series of betrayals that has shaken the fae to the core. Abigail finds herself questioning who is friend and who is foe. When she is forced to make her decision between mercy and love, she finds her choice is one that might tear the very world apart. Forces gather to wage war and decide the fate of Tir n’Aill. And in the center of it all, Abigail is nearly torn in two, caught between her desire to protect her new people and her love for Valroy. For he is now the Unseelie King. The world is his to burn. And only she can stop him.     Amazon KU


With another summer on the Jersey shore coming to a close, Jess was more than ready to hang up her water park vest until next year. Still recovering from the shock of being kidnapped and nearly killed, she’s barely had time to process the fact that monsters are real. The impulsive offer to let her repentant abductor-turned-protector crash on her couch is going better than anticipated. So well, in fact, that inviting him along on her annual road trip is a surprisingly easy choice. But when old acquaintances, unresolved desires, and ancient impulses enter the mix, their straight shot down I-95 is suddenly full of dangerous curves. A threat from the past in their rearview mirror. Raw hunger, hot and heavy as a swamp. Sharp, vicious smiles, sinuous as a river. 1400 miles to go. Carnal Cryptids 2: Southeast is a paranormal RH monster romance, which means that the female main character is attracted to more than one male love interest, and doesn’t need to (or want to!) choose. The monstrous men that love our heroine – and each other, quite frequently – all bring elements of horror, fear, interesting anatomy, and urban legend / cryptid goodness to the mix.   Amazon KU


Celebrity chef Holly Milan ditched her TV career and Michelin Star restaurant (along with her rich New York boyfriend) to run a pay-what-you-can diner in Seattle’s Fremont district. She devotes her energies to feeding the local homeless camp, but no matter how much she bakes, it never feels like enough to feed the world’s hunger. Akachi of Asphodel is a twelfth-century knight of the Order of Sophia, whose home was destroyed by Crusaders. Crying out for help from the Goddess, she awakens to find herself in a strange new world of wonderous technology and unforeseen dangers. The moment they meet, their powerful attraction is obvious. But they soon begin to discover a deeper bond – one that was forged on the day they were born and could be destined to re-write the history of the world.                          Amazon KU


The animals in Familiar Place are gone. The windows are smashed to bits. Someone is out to destroy Pepper Reign’s life–but who? Pepper enlists the help of her family in the search for her animals, but what they discover is terrifying. A creature is inhabiting the sewers and Pepper is convinced there is a sinister reason behind it. On top of that, one of her closest loved ones is acting strangely and she’s sure that person has been replaced by someone else. Will Pepper get to the bottom of the mystery of what happened to her animals? Is the creature in the sewer related? And what’s happened to her loved one? Will everything be revealed, or will her life go up in smoke?            Amazon KU


Pepper hasn’t been on a vacation with her husband—without the kids—ever. As in, never ever. On top of that, she still hasn’t told him about her magical water powers yet. Oops. (She meant to get around to it, really.) And now the magic won’t leave her alone, sending one strange emissary after another to interrupt every single supposed-to-be romantic moment. She has her hands full just trying to hide the truth, let alone trying to rekindle the other kind of magic with her husband. With the help of the Ride-or-Die Witches, a mischievous new animal friend, and a well-meaning but decidedly un-magical spouse, Pepper must face the music and become the water witch she was always meant to be.                   Amazon KU


VS Note: Jan 28

Having given into desire and cemented their mating bond, Jordan and Edra are under pressure to keep their relationship a secret. Jordan fears his career will be over if it is discovered the that he is sleeping with the Mytho Liaison Officer. For Edra, there is no hiding his relationship as the werewolves can smell Jordan on his skin. He finds himself being shunned by some of the Mytho community because they view him as a traitor for bonding with a human. When a grove of nymphs is attacked and one is brutally killed, Edra and Jordan will need to use every skill they have to prevent more bloodshed. To Edra, that means covering up evidence, and this time, Jordan agrees. As secrets are exposed and old bribes surface, Edra and Jordan face the reality of what being mates means.   Amazon KU


VS Note: From JAN 23

The problem with living in a military base for dragon shifter soldiers is the dating life is a huge minefield. Dragons are territorial, they fight over everything, and they want the mating, breeding, ’til death do us part’ setup. I don’t subscribe to any of that nonsense. I like my life, which doesn’t align with being some kept wife in a dragon’s lair laying eggs. I’m not against dating, but whenever I get a whiff of something resembling commitment, that’s my cue to leave. It gets lonely, but it’s easier than the alternative. I put myself first, these two new guys in town need to do more than promise to share and never tie me down to change that.                Amazon KU


VS Note: I loved the first book MONGREL  so I pre-ordered this one.

Dominus—an incubus who runs a brothel called The Twig & Berries—is bored with his life and customers alike. Sebastian—a changeling faerie swapped at birth for a human infant—is reeling with the knowledge of his true heritage. Unsafe among humans, he travels north to meet others of his kind. But danger lurks, and when Sebastian is forced to hunker down with Dominus for safe harbor, the tension between them flares hot. Sebastian is the only person that’s piqued Dominus’s interest in ages, but he’s fae. And Dominus has reason to despise faeries. Forced together as trespassers infiltrate the territory, will enemies become lovers or will a curse keep them apart forever?   AmazonKU


VS Note: From JAN 30

Birthdays, marriages, career changes, deaths; these are the pivotal moments almost everyone can relate to. Too bad all of mine seem to be centered around demons. When my parents died at the hands of a demon, I quit doing exorcisms. I hoped to be finished with the creeping darkness below. But it wasn’t done with me. I tried to settle into life at my family’s pizza parlor and, slowly, became content with the relatively carefree life it offered and the companionship of my vibrator. Then Darius, a friend from my old life, barged his way into my new one with an exorcism he couldn’t handle. Now I’m hip deep in hellhounds, my heart willingly bound to several demons, a vampire, a half-angel, and a mage. My main mode of transportation these days? A demonic horse that I love dearly. Unfortunately, the forces of Heaven and Hell are conspiring against me. I’m tired of their shit, and my men and I are ready to go on the offensive. The last thing this world needs is an apocalypse and, to keep us all safe, I’ll do anything in my power to defeat both angels and demons once and for all, even if it defeats me in the end.                      Amazon KU