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.
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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
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!
UNDERCOVER (FEDERATION CHRONICLES BOOK 1) by Lauren Dane
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
RENNYR (BADARI GLADIATORS SERIES BOOK 2) by Veronica Scott
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 orc. He’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 orc. A 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?
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
THE NEVER KING (VICIOUS LOST BOYS BOOK 1) by Nikki St Crowe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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