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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
I live on pain… but for her, I only want to cause pleasure. Penelope: 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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…)
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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…)
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.
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
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.
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
Reylan is everything a Sydney vampire aspires to be: wealthy, handsome and independent, carefully feeding off companions plucked from the gay bars of Oxford Street. When one of those companions is killed by Jorgas, a hot-headed young werewolf prowling his streets, Reylan reluctantly puts his cherished lifestyle of blood and boys on hold to help a mysterious alliance of supernatural beings track down the beast. It can’t be that hard… not when Jorgas keeps coming after him. But there’s more to this werewolf than a body count and a bad attitude. As their relationship grows deeper and more twisted, Reylan tastes Jorgas’ blood, reawakening desires the vampire had thought long dead. And what evolves between them may be far more dangerous than some rival predator in the dark.
My alpha hates me. He sees me as a bad omen. I blame the witch who breezed through town a couple of years before I entered this world, staying just long enough to drop a prophecy bomb.
It was no big deal until my first shift. Instead of turning into the expected wolf, I changed into a black dog who carries around her own personal storm system. You’d have thought I was a full-blood demon. I’m sure that if I leave, my alpha and his horrible son will just find someone else to torment.
If I stay, they’ll kill me eventually. I have no choice but to make a deal with a stranger. Ryder Callahan.
Mr. TDS—Tall, Dark, and Stormy. We make a deal. He agrees to help me with my alpha problem—in exchange for my helping him. I decided to leave out one small detail. My lack of control over my arcana—my magic. I don’t have the power to help anybody, least of all the strong, sexy dragon shifter who makes me feel gorgeous and safe. But the more I’m around him, the more I’m falling for him. I only hope I can keep my end of the bargain. Amazon KU
Senior year was supposed to be normal, like all the others. Instead I met them, five guys who became the center of my universe. Our friendship grew but so did my feelings. What should I do when I could never choose? She’s our fated mate but she doesn’t even know about supernaturals. We know she’s something, but we aren’t sure what. We have to gain her trust before we can reveal everything. AmazonKU
Girls like me don’t get fairy tale endings. My sister and I might be popular seamstresses for the fae, but that doesn’t make life easy. Nothing about serving the fae is easy. Or safe. Still, I thought I could have one nice thing. The pendant I found when I was young is my good luck charm and my secret. Until I forget to hide it at a ball and instead of bringing me luck it lands me in hot water. The King and Queen of the Light fae tell me it’s stolen and that I have to return it. Only when I try it won’t come off. The fae don’t grant second chances. What they call me next makes my blood run cold. Witch. I’m not a witch. I’m a seamstress, a human, a nobody. Now I’m banished from the land of the light fae, leaving only one place to go. The Dark Fae’s Kingdom. Suddenly I find myself claimed by the dark fae prince. He’s as handsome as he is deadly and I should be running from him. Only he and his kingdom awaken a side of me I never knew existed. I hunger for him, but every time he looks at me I can’t be certain if it’s me or the pendant he wants. This is the land of the dark fae, where every offer comes with a catch. Where trickery and cruelty are supposed to be celebrated. The grander the offer, the more wary you should be of the cost. The prince wants me to be his queen.
But what will saying yes cost me? Amazon KU
Trapped in ice, Karrisee and Amarey are now making their final transition into hybrids. So now, all everyone can do is wait. The men have all found their mates, and Roman and Andreas only have their shifts to make it through. However, one of their changes are going to be a little different, and a lot like Abriya’s and Clarence’s…As everyone waits for the first hybrids to emerge, work is done by all others behind the scenes to reassure the werewolves, and to make announcements. Worry soon sets in from all though, when Karrisee and Amarey take a lot longer to wake up than previously thought.
If or when they do return, will the two new world rulers be able to create the peaceful world they have dreamt of and set werewolves free, and more importantly, will everyone who has made it this far get their happily ever after? Only time will tell. Amazon KU
Everything I believed is a lie …I was taught the importance of keeping the bloodline of our bear shifter plan pure. So when my fiancé turns out to be a hybrid shifter, I do the only thing I can—I reject him. Except I discover my father wasn’t so troubled about purity after all when I run into my Fae hybrid half sister. After revealing my father’s infidelity, he banishes me. I’m left with nothing. No family. No clan. No home. A dragon shifter takes me in. Gives me a job and a place to stay and offers to help me find my half sister again. Our attraction burns hot and fierce, but I know giving in would be a terrible idea for so many reasons …- He’s a dragon – He’s my boss – He’s the only one helping me at all – I’ve already lost everything once. If I give in to our attraction, will I risk losing everything again? Amazon KU
VS Note: From JAN 30
When half-fae bartender Bloom, along with her enchanted bar, go a little overboard in handling a creepy customer, it’s not long before the shifter law pays her a visit. Of course, who else would it be but Dax the hottie, aka, the Dragon who got away. Still reeling from her father’s murder, and trying to find her place in the strange town of Fae Crossing, seeing him only serves to stir up more of her conflicting primal passions. When Dax has to visit the Fair Folk bar on official business, his Dragon is more than amped up at the thought of seeing Bloom again. Time has passed, but not the red-hot desires her feisty and magical Fae spirit stirs in him. As the familiar heat and tensions are rekindled they soon find themselves smack dab in the middle of escalating dangers and tensions. In a town the Fae consider sacred, and where shifters enforce the law, it seems that everything is conspiring, including Bloom’s enchanted bar, to either get them both killed or set them up as mates for life. Which will it be? Can they overcome their innate distrust of one another to come together to get to the bottom of all that is threatening Fae Crossing? Amazon KU
VS: STAR SURVIVOR is the first sequel to WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM, telling the story of what happened to Twilka, the Socialite and Khevan the D’nvannae Brother (bodyguard/assassin) after the wreck. I did a lot of research into what happened to survivors of the actual Titanic – several of the women were famous fashion designers of their time. I also called upon all my years of watching ‘Project Runway’ to give Twilka’s fashion show that feeling of authenticity…
The long-awaited sequel to The Wreck of the Nebula Dream…
They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.
Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?
D’nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady. Now Twilka’s within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.
But Khevan is not Twilka’s only pursuer. Will allies Nick and Mara Jameson arrive in time to aid the couple, or will Khevan and Twilka’s ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?