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).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
Elise Kent spent her childhood around her father’s motorcycle club, so when she’s rescued from captivity by the Space Knights, she joins their mission, intent on earning a spot as a full member.
Shan is the youngest and most volatile of the Knights, constantly butting heads with their leader, Garlin, and never letting anyone get close to him. But when Shan and Elise play a game of chicken on their space-cycles, it ignites more than just their competitive spirit. After fighting off an enemy ship, their attraction and adrenaline leads to some much needed stress relief for the unlikely couple.
Only there isn’t any time to explore their budding relationship, not when one enemy ship means more will come soon. The Knights and the human women who have chosen to remain with them must prepare for the coming battle, and the mysterious pyramid on Mars may hold the key to their success. But will the rag-tag group stand a chance against the immense force raining down on them, or will the attack end the rebellion the Knights started as well as any future for Shan and Elise?
VS: This is one of my favorite series of all time – this and Dark Planet Warriors, the original series. One clicked this!
When Kora Williams wakes up inside the dark alien warship called Silence, fate has spun completely out of her control. She doesn’t understand why she was abducted by a vicious, depraved Kordolian, and she can’t believe she was rescued by an even more dangerous one. A big, armor-clad brute of a warrior, who lifted her into his arms far too easily, as if she weighed next to nothing. She should be dead, or at the very least, doomed to a terrible life as a slave. But she’s been saved, and now she’s on a ship full of dangerous silver-skinned aliens and their surprisingly human mates. She wants nothing to do with this strange new reality. She doesn’t want to dwell on her horrific ordeal. All she wants to do is return to a normal life on Earth; to her cozy little house, her job, her son…But these Kordolians have other ideas. To her dismay, it turns out there’s a reason she was taken. And the big, lethal warrior who rescued her? He’s been assigned to protect her. Amazon KU
Can an icy alien warrior save the woman who finally thaws his frozen heart? Sophie’s life is a mess. She’s broke and on the verge of losing her home. Her former lover – and former boss – wants nothing to do with her or the child growing inside her. Just when she thinks life can’t get much worse, she’s kidnapped and transported to an alien prison. When she is presented to a sternly forbidding – and disturbingly attractive – alien lord, she expects the worse. Instead, she discovers a hidden streak of tenderness beneath that icy exterior. Leavent believes in control. Everything in his life – from his quarters to his relationships – is arranged to his exact specifications. But when his brothers need help, he has no choice except to go to their rescue. From the moment he arrives on Folsom and discovers his brothers are missing, his restraint starts to slip. But the most unexpected challenge to his formidable control is a beautiful, forbidden, human female. As more and more secrets are revealed, can he find a way to save Sophie, his brothers… and perhaps even himself? Amazon KU
Jo has no idea what she’s getting into as she picks up a hitchhiker on a dark country road. Turns out he’s an alien, and he and his friend need help to find a crashed spaceship and escape this planet before a terrible fate catches up with them. When one of these aliens goes into breeding rut, Jo must decide how far she’ll go to help her new friends. This stand-alone why-choose sci-fi romance takes place in the Urf Omoons universe and it’s meant for adult readers. Earthers Go Hard was originally published as a serial on KIndle Vella. Amazon KU
All I need to do is capture an alien and everything I’ve worked for will be mine. It couldn’t be easier…Going on an alien-hunt wasn’t high on my list of things to do, but now that I’m here, I’m determined to succeed and earn my rightful promotion. And when Jantara stumbles into my net, my job down here should be done. Except all is not as it seems. He’s tall, muscled, and has glowing violet eyes. Oh, and he appears to think that I’m his trophy, not the other way around. There’s no way in hell he can persuade me to help him escape though. And I definitely don’t need him to save my life. And I’m absolutely, completely, totally not going to bond with the subject of my experiments. Nope, definitely not. Amazon KU
The woman is my only connection to what lies beyond this cell. I need her to learn what happened to: My House. My brethren. My brother. Then I find myself wanting her for other things. Things that have nothing to do with freedom. And everything to do with the female. Her tender smile warming me. Her gentle touch soothing me. Her passionate kiss igniting me. All of these threaten to ruin my plans. But does the future matter if she’s not by my side? Will I be forced to leave her behind?
Not if the goddess of fate is real. So I pray. Amazon KU
After escaping from the cruel alien trader who kept me captive for years, I’ve been hiding out on a massive ship full of alien warriors called Zivonians. I’ve even found the perfect hiding place: a smaller ship tucked away in the docking bay. Except… maybe my hiding spot isn’t that good after all. How was I supposed to know that one of the Zivonian warriors would steal a ship so he could go on a dangerous mission to track down his lost brother? How was I supposed to know he’d pick the exact same ship I did? Now I’m stuck hiding in a closet on a tiny spaceship with a muscled, cocky alien I don’t know or trust. And when he finds out he’s got a stowaway on board…I have no idea what he’ll do with me. Amazon KU
Oliver Turner has been given one last chance to regain his rightful position by his father’s side, running the family corporation, but he can’t keep his eyes off his klah’eel bodyguard. Oliver wants the man with an intensity that both scares and shocks him, and he’s terrified of letting the desire pass him by after being so afraid for so long that he’d never desire a man again. But Oliver has spent his whole life chasing the love and approval of his father, and he can’t let that slip through his fingers when he’s so close. Captain Mal’ik can’t believe that the yearning, longing scent pouring from the beautiful human man he’s been assigned to protect is for him. Mal’ik has been a soldier for decades and bears the proof of it in his mangled face and metal arm. Surely the prissy, brilliant young man can’t want him of all people. And yet, the way Oliver Turner looks at Mal’ik makes him feel like he could be so much more than just the scarred tool of an empire. As Oliver and Mal’ik wrestle with their surprising and unfamiliar feelings, the tense political situation surrounding them explodes into chaos. They will both be forced to make choices they never thought they’d make. Is it even possible for them to choose each other? Amazon KU
Kenzie will do anything to save her sister… even if it means teaming up with a dangerous alien who makes her heart pound. Kenzie has crossed the galaxy in search of her abducted sister and she’s finally landed on Guerran. It’s a planet full of criminals and she can trust no one, especially not the terrifyingly hot alien named Mad. He’s as much a criminal as anyone on Guerran. And he’s her only hope. But she isn’t sure whether she should kiss him or stab him when his presence makes her heat up with desire. Mad can’t leave the exile planet. Once Kenzie finds Carise, the sisters will be long gone. There’s no future between her and the hunky alien, no matter how quickly he steals her heart. How can Kenzie walk away when fate has put her in the path of her mate? Amazon Kobo
Christine is a single mom with an empty nest. Now approaching menopause, she thinks she has nothing to look forward to but loneliness. That is, until she finds a strange man-beast caught in a trap on her land. Roarn is a Tiger Monstrum Kindred trapped in a mental state called The Fury. Ever since a traumatic incident in battle five years before, he has been more beast than man, living on his animal instincts without the ability to reason or think. That is, until he smells Christine and her scent clears The Fury from his head. A relationship quickly grows between the mismatched pair—Roarn finds the beautiful Mature Elite irresistible—he needs to scent and taste her to keep The Fury at bay—and Christine is more than willing to help him. But Roarn is a fugitive bound for prison and the other Monstrum are looking for him. Christine knows she can only hide him for so long before he is found. And when her drug-dealer neighbors start stirring up trouble, it seems their time is even shorter than she feared. Can Christine and Roarn fight the odds to be together? Will The Fury return and rob Roarn of his reason? And can Christine bring him back from the brink?
VS Note: MM Superhero romance
My inability to control my temper got me transferred to Heroes Emergency Medical Services. These supposed heroes destroy the city trying to stop villains. When they fall in battle, it’s my job to keep them alive. Work is my life, which explains why I can’t maintain more than meaningless one-night-stands. My life is about to change when a dying superhero chooses me to inherit their cosmic powers. Trust me, I find it ironic, too. A new supervillain has found a way to depower every super in Vanguard City, all except one. Aiden is an up-and-coming reporter fixated on discovering the truth behind the supernatural phenomena. His persistence would be a turn on, except his obsession is with the Vanguard’s only remaining hero: me. Hard to date a man capable of detecting my lies. I’m no hero, but I’m Vanguard City’s last defense. This is going to end badly. Amazon KU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica. Mixed reviews. Seems to be a re-release of a now expanded story?
Their love is forbidden. . .After commanding the Interstellar Alliance’s Star Fleet for over twenty-five years, a much-needed vacation turns into something more when Amon finds himself rescuing a human woman from the depths of Loch Ness. There’s just one problem. Well, actually, there’s two. The Interstellar Alliance has mandated that the humans be left alone for five years after the war, to give them time to heal. Amon’s bioluminescence kicks in during the rescue–a sure sign of finding your fated one. But which female did he glow for–sweet Aella, or his longtime companion, Calliope? Family is all she’s got left – or is it? Aella suffered through the fight for Earth’s freedom and lost almost her entire family to it. All she wants to do is reunite with her estranged sister, but Thea makes it clear she’s not interested. When a brutal storm pushes Aella’s car off the road and into Loch Ness, she thinks this is the end – until a familiar, green serpent-like alien comes swooping in to save her life. But Amon’s changed since she last saw him. He’s glowing. She can’t possibly be his mate, so why can’t Aella shake the growing attraction between them? Sometimes, the rules are made to be broken. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note and I knw we have many “Expanse” fans here.
Through one of the gates, a colony stands alone. Their supplies are low. Their defenses, weak. The leadership is uncertain, and the community fragile. Huge alien beasts threaten the little they have left. But the worst monsters are human, and the greatest dangers are the past they brought.
LAR: CYGNIAN 7 BOOK 3 by Cassandra Chandler
He never expected to find his soulmate. Bound by a sacred oath, Lar has selflessly dedicated his life to place the needs of his crown prince above all others, including his own. Taking the oath was easy in his youth—with the population imbalance facing his people, there was no hope of Lar finding a soulmate. He never expected to be tempted to break his oath. But then he journeyed to Earth. Sophie Myers doesn’t have time to heal from the trauma of alien abduction. Nor can she allow herself to be distracted by Lar, one of the giant blue warriors who rescued her. She has no time for romance now that a shapeshifting alien mercenary threatens her family. But when she discovers she wasn’t the only one taken, her only hope is to place her trust in Lar. Their search for answers only turns up more questions—and uncovers a threat bigger than either could ever imagine. Will the temptation of their growing bond lead them to a new life together, or will it ultimately send them to their death?
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
A swashbuckling upper YA/NA LGBTQ+ sci-fi western you don’t want to miss! After the attack on Zynon, our beloved group is on the run. They all know that Byron will kill them the moment he finds them. With nowhere to hide, as Byron has spies everywhere, Gabe has decided to come out and tell everyone the truth of who he is—the son of the Silurian monarch. Knowing it is the only place they can be safe, Ellie, Zach, Cor, and Gabe head down into the underwater capital of the Silurian Zone. But will this place be safe from Byron? Or is Gabe blind to how far his people will go to bring his demise?
If she understood what it took to be the Captain of her ship, could she also have an alien as part of her crew? Take an orphan girl and raise her on a space freighter that has hidden assets and an unusual crew. Let her grow up to become the owner and the Captain and know the way of the space lanes better than even the Federated Ships. Give her a good life, and then one day, she makes a mistake by doing the right thing out in the deep dark. She answers the call for help from a small stranded ship and discovers what every scientist has been protecting for centuries––aliens. But as an orphan, she had been brought up as a family on this ship, and she would help the tall stranger in the black liquid armor, and his warriors find a way home. Amazon
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note…and kaiju!
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on. What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous panda and they’re in trouble. It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who have found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.
Getting cheated on sucks. Getting cheated on and abducted by aliens is a punch to the tits. Getting cheated on, abducted by aliens and sold at a space auction though? TBD. And that’s because the man that bought me isn’t really a man. He’s a royal alpha. And he keeps calling me his mate…how this goes is anyone’s guess. Amazon KU
VS Note: a re-edited re-release.
He can levitate objects and predict the future, but no one knows his powers…until he finds a man worth fighting for. Chase Bender moves objects with his mind and can read the immediate future. If anyone found out the man behind the mask had a lot in common with the regular man character, they wouldn’t believe him. What’s a man with superhero abilities supposed to do to get a date? Dylan Foreman isn’t interested in jumping into the dating pool, but can’t deny the attraction when he meets Chase. Can the burning lust between a simple bookkeeper and a man in spandex, and sporting a cape really last?
Raven: There are no female pirates in the universe and that is just that. Or so I was told, before I changed things a bit. Keeping Rognar from knowing my true identity is a bit trickier though, I would love to throw the truth into the arrogant male’s face, who challenges me in more ways than one. Rognar: I do not believe in fate, coreax, soulmates or any of that nonsense. That is until fate puts Raven into my path. She is the most sensuous female I have ever encountered, and I am determined to make her MINE. No matter how independent she thinks she is. Amazon KU
Eileen Conroy has always embraced the concepts of DIY and self-help. As an acclaimed member of the Jekhan Service Corps, she’s well-known for her get-it-done demeanor and no-nonsense communication style. There isn’t a challenge she isn’t willing to take on, except one. Edgar Salehi. If Edgar knows how to do one thing at all after so many years on Jekh, though, it’s get to the bottom of a mystery. Eileen quitting him didn’t make sense. However, a chance run-in more than a year after their breakup reveals Eileen’s on the delivery end of a pregnancy. And he thinks he knows exactly who the father is. The evidence is written right on his daughter’s face. His only shot at winning Eileen back is starting from scratch and trying friendship again, but he has to be careful. If Eileen discovers he’s been keeping secrets the same way she has, she’ll cut him off for good, and this time, he has far more at stake than the last. While the Corps’ most infamous couple grapples with their intense collision of pride and passion, brazen brothel owner Zilkat wrestles with a status change of his own. He’s caught the eye of a sophisticated and bookish Terran who, strangely, wants his companionship above all else. But men like Stefan aren’t supposed to fall in love with men like Zilkat. If Zilkat finally lets down his guard and allows his long-repressed emotions to expand, he may land himself a romance. Or…he’ll get punished for wishing for more than he believes he deserves.
VS note: This one is listed in scifi romance so I put it here despite the mention of ‘paranormal elements..
Nature knows where you belong. For more than two decades, my entire world was made up of three square miles, buried deep in the woods. The same three people, the same daily routine. Life revolved around trying to keep my mother, brother, and myself safe from my father’s “corrections.” When a sudden bout of violence reveals a way out, I find myself speeding towards a new life behind the wheel of a stolen pickup, the bed loaded down with a feral monster that used to be my brother.
Now I’m hungry and lost in a new world filled with dynamics I know nothing about. When the sheriff of a nearby town offers to help, I’m hesitant. He swears his pack of friends, dominant and gorgeous, can help my brother adjust to what he’s become. But the longer I spend around them the more I worry accepting their help means I won’t escape their care with my heart and soul intact. With my past hot on my heels and new threats bearing down, there’s only one question left to answer: am I willing to pay their price, even if it means changing everything I thought I knew about myself? I thought the woods were my prison. But what if I was wrong? Maybe I was hidden for a reason, and I just left behind the only place that was keeping me safe. Fleeing Fate is a story which features supernatural elements, mate bonds, power exchange and a female main character who is attracted to more than one male love interest, and does not choose between them to get her happily ever after. In fact, some of the male love interests are attracted – and act on that attraction – with other male main characters. Please check the author’s note inside for further information about themes and topics discussed in this book. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but a LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.
The final volume in the Amailie Noether Chronicles opens 5 years after the colonists made landfall. Elle and her band of Trekkers have traversed nearly 5,000 kilometers of the planet. Elle discovers what the planet has hidden from them, has learned to live in the rough – and even given birth to a set of twins in the wild… but Elle still finds all of it pales in comparison to the discoveries she has made about herself. Of course, Elle had known from the beginning that there would be questions in space… it was one of the lures that kept her trekking every day. But she hadn’t quite grasped just how often the science would lead her right back to herself. Amazon KU
VS note: Not a romance but sounded intriguing.
Orphaned and alone on a dying planet, Evie prayed for rescue. When a ship crash-landed on the planet, it seemed as though her prayers had been answered. But aboard the Space Ark, she is an outsider, a child of criminals, and suspected of murder. Can she clear her name and escape the curse of her birth? Amazon KU
VS Note: I put this on my TBR so we’ll see. It is listed as a romance. You know me and dystopian!
Phoenix, Arizona. Lola Jenkins chooses loneliness over being burned again. And after she alienated her secret crush years ago by betraying his sister, her self-loathing follows her everywhere… even into a chance encounter with the handsome man. But as his bitter words chase her out of a sandwich shop, her day gets a whole lot worse when she runs straight into a world gone mad. Cole Beckett values courage and honor. So, although he’s still angry with the girl who hurt his family, the former marine refuses to leave her behind as they escape a city suddenly overrun by zombies. And after gathering up his girlfriend, sister, and a comrade-in-arms, he slowly thaws towards his unwanted traveling companion as he leads them through peril toward safety. Surrounded by the ever-present danger of monsters both flesh-eating and human, Lola digs deep to become a person the strong soldier can care for. But the protective Cole fights his own inner battle to choose between responsibility and falling in love. Can they flee the jaws of the hungry hordes and forge a future together? Amazon KU
Sixty years after the alien invasion decimated earth, society is still in ruins. Dahlia has escaped the house of the brutal ruler of the Fallowlands and sworn off controlling alpha-men forever. Scraping by on her own is a small price to pay for her freedom. But fate has other plans when Vinn Ferraro falls from the sky claiming to be the leader of an unknown territory and promises to give her everything she’s ever wanted in exchange for helping him return. The dark stranger with the devilish smile remembers nothing but his name and his title, and he is determined to return home and prove his authority. Dahlia is unsure of his claims—and his sanity—but the promise of a new life is hard to ignore. Unfortunately, the ghosts from Dahlia’s past are not about to let her walk away so easily. There is penance to be paid, and relationships left unfinished. If she chooses to go with Vinn, escaping the Fallowlands will mean more than risking her heart—it will mean risking her life.
VS note: Blurb contain s spoilers for book 4.
It’s been seven days since I rejected my mate. When the inconceivable truth came out that he’s been working with the Task Force for years, I couldn’t even look at him. This is the Task Force that tried to round up my family, kill us, and experiment on alphas to learn how they tick. Mitchell’s adamant he had no choice. But the truth is he betrayed us–betrayed me. That dishonesty shattered our bond so deeply, I don’t think it can ever be mended. If that’s not bad enough, my heat is coming–a dangerous time for a lone pack omega. I may have no choice but to bring him back to service me through it. Meanwhile, the other omegas are developing new, dangerous powers they struggle to control. I’m terrified someone will be harmed, so I need Mitchell to come back and help me guide them. He and I are capable of instructing the omegas successfully–if we can stop fighting long enough to partner together. If we do this, will my heart survive being close to him after his betrayal? Will we harness the omegas’ powers in time to successfully defend against the Task Force? We’re going to find out one way or another, because the only thing that is certain is that they’re coming for us–soon. AmazonKU
One Woman — Lost in the Apocalypse – Four Men — Rough Bikers in search of a safe place. A world upside down where the dead roam free. They’ll live on their own terms. Everything I ever loved was gone and I vowed I’d never love another living thing. Torn from the relative safety of my cordoned off mall when the Nomad Kings MC show up. I’m forced to face my demons and let them in. AmazonKU
I’ve known orcs to be brutal and cruel. But the one I love is so different. So much has changed since our races met. Orcs have caused humans much harm and brought such suffering to our planet. But Zhor has been different. He’s not like them. He’s shown me a kindness I could never fathom when I’m betrayed by my own kind. And when I am with him, it’s as though I’m no longer in control of my own body. No, that’s not right. I could pull away if I wanted. But instead I want to curl my hands around his neck. And stroke the surprisingly soft skin behind his ear. My knees go oddly weak when I’m with him. My entire body melts against his. There is no pretense when we kiss. I want him to lose control. I want him to be mine. And for me to be his. Amazon KU
My research ship crashed, stranding me on an alien planet with no hope of rescue. When I’m captured and given to Grael, a brooding, scythe-wielding Destran male with chameleon-like skin and the darkest eyes I’ve ever seen, I don’t know whether to cower before him or kiss him. I’ve spent my life puzzling out the human psyche, but can I get through Grael’s formidable walls? I am Grael, lord of my living, symbiont ship and protector of the Destran population living in it. I have enough problems trying to free my ship from the rocky crevice its trapped in. I am not pleased when I’m presented with the “gift” of a frightened human female. I have no use for the small, alien female, but I can’t send her into the dangerous wilds where she’ll be killed. What am I to do with the beautiful woman with the sparkling eyes and a smile that lights up my dark world? As enemies close in with plans to take over Grael’s ship and extract the powerful drug it produces, Grael and Lexi must find a way to hold them off and free the ship, but little do they know the devastating monster coiling beneath the seething mountain itself, threatening to devour everything in its path. Amazon KU
Pulled from her life on Earth, all Melony Pike wants is to return home. Instead, she’s on a distant planet with her sister, Abigail, and Abigail’s alien mate. She knows they can’t return to Earth — she’d be hunted down and experimented on for the alien technology implanted in her neck. But even with other human women on the planet, she still feels out of place. She sure isn’t looking for a green alien mate. Brax is a fixer, an alien mechanic. He’s been alone for a long time and he’s not looking for anyone. Then he meets Melony and his world shifts. However, a looming invasion threatens the one thing he wants. He will do anything to cement the relationship between him and Melony and will stop anyone from getting to her.
STAR CRUISE TIME LOOP by Veronica Scott
VS Note: I always wanted to write a Groundhog Day style story because I love them and here it is!
Raelyn Cantorini, senior stewardess on the interstellar cruise ship Nebula Zephyr thinks the alien artifact she bought on the last planet the ship visited was just a pretty glass orb…until her pet Eyn knocked the ornament off a table, shattering it and sending her into an infinitely repeating time loop. Stuck reliving the same day over and over, Raelyn has only hours to try to save the ship and everyone on board from dying in a terrible catastrophe. As she tries to solve the mystery of what happens to the ship right before midnight each time the day repeats, Raelyn meets Kev Stevens, the former Special Forces soldier turned actor and finds herself falling in love with him. Each time the day repeats, she learns more about him while he has no memory of her. Can she persuade him they’ve met before? Will he trust her enough to help stop the Nebula Zephyr’s destruction? And if they do save the ship, will that reset time for Raelyn? This is a lightly edited rerelease of my novella from the Pets in Space 6 anthology. No new material has been added.
From the desperation of golden crowns…Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable. And born of mortal flesh…Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace. A great primal power rises…Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most. As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.
Eve Erixour is a mercenary with a past no one would envy and more enemies than anyone should have. Death stalks her relentlessly. So when she gains the attention of a League assassin, she considers it par for the course. But Jinx Shadowbourne isn’t after Eve. Someone has it in for him and his brethren. High-ranking assassins are falling, and Jinx is convinced one of their own is selling them out. He’s on the trail of his key suspect when fate throws him headfirst into Eve’s life. Now the two of them have to find the League leak and plug it or neither one of them will live to face another enemy, and the ones they love, and the universe at large, will be left alone to face a power-crazed madman. Please note: Eve of Destruction is a prequel novella to Born of Blood
In the dramatic conclusion to the Ravenwood Coven series by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, this sleeping magical paranormal town knows that war can be a beginning…and an ending.
Rowen Ravenwood is the final witch of her line—the only one standing in the way of Oriel, the dark necromancer who wants the core of the town’s magic for his own. With each passing battle and loss, Rowen is one step closer to losing it all if she doesn’t rely on the one man she refuses to love again. Only this time she might not have a choice when family secrets come to light. Ash Christopher’s family curse hit him harder than anyone knows. He’s cool, relentless, and only feels what he needs to in order to survive. He’s gained everything in power and lost all else to his ambition—including Rowen. After all, a man cannot have a soul mate when he does not possess a soul. The town of Ravenwood is dying and as the final battles come to pass, it will take the courage of a coven reborn, a mating bond broken, and a love worth fighting for in order to save all before it is lost.
Your favorite fairytales, reimagined. What if Captain Hook was Snow White’s Savior? And Belle was the Beast she feared. Maybe Red Riding Hood isn’t so sweet. What if the villain got the girl? Or the Princesses we know and love had secrets so dark, their tales were better left distorted. 20+ classic tales retold from the minds of best-selling and award-winning authors. Romance like you’ve never imagined, spice that’ll set you ablaze, and adventure that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Everyone deserves a happily ever after—even if it’s twisted.
Matthias has spent his whole life on the edge of a very small world. The bastard child of a fallen woman, he’s known nothing but judgment and hatred from the harsh, religious people of his enclave—except for Balthazar. The son and heir of the High Elder, Balthazar shows Matthias kindness, love… and desire. But when the High Elder discovers what his son has been doing, Matthias is arrested and sent to an isolated prison known as the School. There, and in the wastelands beyond, Matthias learns the secrets behind the hypocrisies of the Council of Elders, and his true heritage, true power, and true love. Amazon KU
Kay – Once upon a time, I fell for an Archangel’s trick. He bonded me to him for eternity. Then left me in Hell to survive alone. I’m no longer the woman I was before. I’m stronger. Faster. Harder. And lethal. It’s my turn to deliver justice where it’s due. I’m coming for you, Archangel Ezra. And your precious Divinity, too. Ezra – Once upon a time, I seduced a demon Halfling into helping me save the balance. I engaged in a sacred bond. Then I abandoned her without a word. I’m no longer the Archangel I was before. I’m broken. Suffering. Destroyed by my mate. Now she’s coming for me, wielding a blade with the intent to kill. I won’t kneel for you, Princess of Bael. And I’m prepared to fight. Amazon KU
When the body of a witch is discovered in the remains of a charred farmhouse, Amy and Ambrose find themselves in the middle of a family full of secrets and betrayal. As things heat up, they find themselves racing to unravel the truth behind the gruesome murder. But will the killer strike again before they do?
Brett, an omega recently rescued by the Alphabits, has been in captivity so long—in wolverine form—he’s nearly forgotten how to be human… let alone how to adult given that he was taken as a teen.
Brett needs time, patience and reasons to smile… probably not a mate. Except, fate never seems to plan its timing. Chance, a golden retriever shifter, is a counselor at the New Haven center for omegas. He’s as patient, kind and empathetic as his animal counterpart—the perfect man to help Brett heal and learn to trust. But first he’ll need to get past his fated mate showing up as his newest group therapy member. And earn Brett’s trust… shouldn’t be too hard, right? Amazon KU
Lexi and Cole must rely on each other to survive when more secrets unravel around them. But as they both come into lethal powers, their relationship faces new dangers that test their control. When an unexpected invitation to Dragonia arrives, it threatens to unravel everything they’ve worked to accomplish. Playing a deadly game, the Lord forces the most powerful immortals from the realms to join him in Dragonia. There, amid the dragons, and with adversaries surrounding them, Cole and Lexi could lose everything as enemies seek to destroy them. Can Lexi and Cole survive Dragonia, or will the Shadow Realms claim their next victims?
I once worked for vampires. I’d never thought I’d be one. My throat is always on fire. My mouth is always dry. The only thing that helps? Human blood. As much as vampires need it, it is also our curse. Blood can drive us mad if we’re not careful. That madness breeds a wickedness as the need for blood reigns supreme. We revel in it, desiring the power and vitality it gives us. When we drain someone, we get high; it’s a rush that some vampires love to chase once they cross that line. Vampires will do anything to get it and there’s nothing that will stop them from killing hundreds. Our humanity slips away the more we indulge the need and there is no way to regain it. Alexius makes it his duty to kill any vampire that loses control and I’ve promised to help him. After months, I get to help on my first case, just like I wanted to the night I woke up as an immortal. I thought I knew what sort of vampires we’d be stopping. I didn’t think about how bad things could get. My name is Everly Abbott…And the wicked really do know no bounds. Amazon KU
Olivia had always been a calm and patient woman, that was until she was sacrificed by a power hungry black dragon only to become his sacred oracle. Now thats what you call a bad day. Now she’s got to find that famous patience…because between dealing with the voices in her head and the hot and sultry looks of a delicious blue dragon she may finally snap. Oliva holds the fate of the world in her hands… along with love, destiny, and a double order of chicken nuggies.
Pepper Lowrance, formerly known as Penelope Francis, continues her search for the miscreant vampire who stole her life and her humanity, transforming her into a vampire. With the master of the Lowrance brood at her side, she takes the first steps towards toppling her father’s empire in order to protect her new kind and spare her mother from a fate worse than only death. But when someone unleashes a horde of newly turned and hungry vampires on an unsuspecting Manhattan, Pepper pursues her role as a seeker of justice for the dead and a protector of the living. Taking to the streets as the Silent Stalker is only the beginning of the hunt for the culprits behind the deaths plaguing the city. To find the answers she needs, she must embrace what it means to be Emerick’s partner in life and beyond death while also accepting everything she has become—including being a vampire.
VS Note: From FEB 19
Prince Argon has taken Lady Kersta and her companions hostage because he needs them to help him rescue his sister from captivity and then he must return to his princedom and make his twin brother pay for his crimes. Kersta and her friends have special abilities that he hopes to use. But now they have a new problem. The prince’s sister is being offered to either one of two suitors, and they’re in the fight to the death to keep her. The man who holds the strings is a king who claims she’s his niece, but Argon knows the man is not their uncle! Kersta can’t believe she and her companions have paid passage on the prince’s ship to take them home and instead he’s taken them to the Emerald Isle of Mists on a rescue mission and all because a soothsayer has predicted this will come to pass. Not only is danger all around them, but Kersta’s whole life is about to be turned upside down. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Ethan isn’t like the other boys – or the other wolves…(blurb on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
Kara Lailer is the one. The one woman who can melt the stripes on my tiger. She’s got a body that makes me bolt upright. Kara’s very competitive. Always wanting to do things herself. My beauty wants to make the world a better place. And she’ll put herself in danger to do it. She’s the kind that needs protection from people like me. I’m not a good person. Sure, I have a moral code. I never hurt women, children, or innocents. But I love hurting bad guys. And when they’re after Kara, I love killing them. Why? She’s my mate. The government sent me to find and protect her. She’s on a treasure hunt and it’s my job to see she succeeds. But when she shows me the power she’s uncovered, I don’t know if I can make her give it up. If I don’t take it from her, I’m going back to prison. If I do, she’ll hate me forever. So…who am I going to betray? Amazon KU
Rayna Westlake works on her family farm while caring for her aging parents and younger siblings. She longs for romance and forever happiness. She never expected a chance discussion with Gerri Wilder would lead to meeting the two sexiest men of her life. The hunks have her body in flames. Alpha wolf Pacer Collins and his Beta, Spike Renner, need their third to complete their Alpha Triad and bring peace to their wolf pack. Luckily, Gerri Wilder has agreed to help. Unfortunately, the lovely Rayna needs more than a little convincing. They’ll have to romance her and show her exactly what they have to offer. But they’re not willing to give up when her curves makes them thirsty to touch every inch of her. Things are not as simple as just getting a lioness to take two wolves for mates. Even if she accepts, will their wolf pack accept a lioness in the alpha triad? Or will a pack war stop any chance they ever had of a happily ever after? Amazon KU
Something magical this way comes… Witches & Wizards, Shifters–Dragons, Bears, Wolves, Demons & Devils, Angels, Vampires, Fae, and other magical supernatural creatures lurk in the pages of this limited edition collection of paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales. Witches & Whiskers is the purrfect choice for readers who want to be ravished by sizzling heroes and seduced by sassy heroines. What are you waiting for? Get your paws on this page-turning read today and save a furry friend. Every penny made goes to facilitate the rescue of dogs & cats, and help find their furever homes! This collection contains new and previously published books bundled together for the first time to support the animals. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Old acquaintances are gathering as events unravel and unmask new obstacles in war-torn Faery.
Kahleena assumed the Fates had offered her a glimpse into her destiny. She expected the events to unfold as they had in her vision. How complicated could it be to convince one male that their futures are united and created for one another? She never anticipated he’d be the smug, arrogant sociopath who aimed to reclaim what was once his. It also doesn’t help that he’s the hottest man she’s ever clapped her sights on. Arius is carnality in its truest form. His touch ignites a fire within her that she’s unprepared to feel, and his lips are the tinder which set her soul ablaze with passion. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Westley Roberts is supposed to be preparing for an important upcoming horseshow. As a means to distract him and help keep his nerves on an even keel, Westley’s boyfriend Nicolaj takes him urban exploring at a rundown asylum. While there, an unhappy spirit makes contact with Westley, who has always been able to communicate with the deceased. Before either of them know, Westley is targeted by the ghost. Nicolaj is unsure of how to fight the dark figure he can’t see, but knows he has to find the right banishment spell or it could mean the end of his boyfriend. Amazon Kobo
Autumn Powell has never truly belonged. As the loner of the Wolfe Pack, this sassy, curvy shifter lives one day at a time on her own terms. And she prefers her life this way. But when four gorgeous tiger shifters walk into her bar, her wolf can’t help but notice. As desires and fantasies begin to stir within, suddenly her quiet life isn’t so quiet anymore. Korbin, Chase, Logan, and Maddox are on the hunt for a killer. Knowing Autumn could very well be the next target, they have no choice but to offer her their protection. But Autumn isn’t the type to sit around and wait, and it quickly becomes clear that they are supposed to do more than just keep her alive. If they can help her survive, can they also convince her that she’s meant to be the mate for each of them? Amazon KU
VS note: A re-release. I’ve enjoyed the snippets shes’s shared from the book.
When Bianca Pearce left Cloudburst, Colorado at eighteen, she swore she’d never come back. She moved to L.A., got married, and created a successful antique and modern clock repair business. But time mellowed the hurts of the past, and with a divorce and two kids in college under her belt, Bianca is ready to move back to the small town to have a quiet life in a familiar place. At her age, she knows who she is and what she wants, and figures love is better left to the young. Captain Śandor Halmi is the commander of the local Hot Shots squad—and a Zomok, a Hungarian Forest spirit that most often takes the shape of a dragon. His main goal is to take the whole weekend off to relax, ignore his phone as much as possible, and generally disappear now that the Colorado fire season has ended. Love is not on the agenda…until he sees Bianca at the local farmer’s market. He’s struck dumb by her beauty, bearing, and experience, and now he can’t get her out of his mind. Despite growing up in Cloudburst, Bianca doesn’t believe the stories about the town having non-human residents, and she definitely doesn’t believe in love at first sight. But something about the silver fox firefighter sets her desire ablaze, and she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. Not even when he shows her his true form. This title was previously published as part of the Flip the Trope: Romance Gone Wild Anthology.
Brinley Delvaux loves to bake tempting treats that can change people’s lives. But when he moves to a quaint seaside town in order to alter his own, the last complication he needs is falling for Jack Brewer, a man whose sudden appearance messes up Brinley’s timetable to renovate the old Holberton place, as well as his plans for a quiet future. Worse, Jack is a normal human, whereas Brinley is one of the Gifted, with powers most people cannot comprehend and which Brinley isn’t at liberty to share. Spending time with Jack is potentially dangerous for at least one of them, and Brinley’s seeking a quiet future separate from his past with the Gifted community. There’s only one answer … to use his powers to solve the problem of Jack. Aside from some personal trauma, what could possibly go wrong?
Life in the far northern reaches of the Dominion is unkind, and life under the reign of Morten, the dreaded ruler of the North Wind, is worse. As the last outpost of those who worship the Old Gods is destroyed, Dawn and her sworn enemy come face to face, and she learns there is more that’s frozen in the north than just the weather. Many centuries have passed since Morten vowed destroy all traces of the people who murdered his family, even if it meant reshaping the world to do so. But when he stands poised to do just that, he learns the curse he suffers still holds secrets, even after so long.
Dawn is now the prisoner of the undead and seemingly unstoppable Morten. But the gods marked her for a purpose—binding her fate together with that of the North Wind. Is she meant to thaw his heart…or tear it from his chest? Amazon KU
Lucy has never been more alone in the world. Even after the ravening, she had at least had Robert. Settling in Galventry was supposed to be the start of a new life for them. No one had told her that her new life would one alone while Robert ditched her just days before the town’s Love Fest to hook up with the daughter of one of the preeminent families and at very least a decade younger. Broken hearted and largely rejected by the townspeople, destiny has left Lucy abandoned and alone, and in one rebellious act, at the mercy of a fearsome creature who, despite his monstrous appearance, tempts her like no other. Destined to mate year after year during the full moon of the Lupercalia without hope of a family or love until he finds the female he can mate-tie, Gral has ventured into the human world for his hunt once more. With his lash he will prepare her and with his strength he prays to make one female his forever. He is a monster, one of the terrifying creatures that have begun to overrun the world since the Ravening, and yet he will teach his would-be mate the temptation and the pleasure of surrender to be had from the one being who just may be far less monstrous than he seems. Amazon KU
A demon, his rock star, and a happy ending …Justin’s never been happier. He’s proud of his demon heritage, he has his rock-star empath husband, he and Kris are wildly in love, and they have a big family celebration today. But he’s waking up alone in bed. And he can hear his husband’s emotions. Families aren’t easy. But if Kris needs some reassurance, Justin knows exactly how to help.
Everyone said my brother died from an accidental heroin overdose—and I believed them.
For a while. My life was pretty normal until Dex left me. But then suddenly, I was having weird dreams about other people who had died—and not the ones who passed from natural causes. I couldn’t figure out what was going on at first, but then I met Jude, the sexy, ice-blue-eyed private investigator who rescued me when I was abandoned in Vegas by my best friend. Now, he’s offering to train me up and be his partner—and help me figure out exactly what my dreams mean. But will it help me find out the truth about Dex’s death? And will I be able to maintain a professional relationship with a guy I’m finding harder and harder to resist? Amazon KU
She was never supposed to go and fall in love. Quinn Satori has been keeping secrets. Big ones.
As a memory weaver, the mind has always been her playground, the truth whatever she needed people to believe. After years of being the one holding all the cards, she never expected her gift would come back to haunt her in the form of Finley St. Aubyn. Hunky British billionaire. Immortal Guardian. Giant pain in her ass. With eyes that promise pleasure, a deliciously filthy mouth, and a body made for sin, he’s also the only man she can’t forget. One incredible night, that’s all it was supposed to be. She never planned on catching feelings. Or for him to show up years later and dredge it all back up. The worst part? He doesn’t remember any of it…thanks to her. When a special assignment goes awry leaving them trapped without backup, the only way to save their lives is for Quinn to come clean. Unfortunately, doing so may cost her the only thing she’s ever wanted. Him.
People say the truth will set you free but for Quinn and Finley, it just may be the one thing that keeps them bound. Amazon KU
Three weeks ago…Lizzie returned to the childhood home she ran away from a year earlier to help care for her Alzheimer’s sick mother. Two weeks ago…Lizzie died. Now…After nearly being burned at the stake, eaten by a wendigo, and targeted by police and supernatural creatures alike, Lizzie is ready for it all to be over. There’s only one problem: she must close the Rift she tore in the Veil. But, to do that, she must first find it, and second… Well, that’s another problem: she has no idea how to undo the damage she has wrought! Amazon KU
Near as she can tell, Terese has died twenty-four times in the last seven months, and she’s tired of it. She’s tired of a lot of things. Since getting possessed (and then un-possessed), Terese has lived on the run. With uncontrollable magic, a fractured memory, and a whole lot of trauma, she doesn’t exactly have anywhere to turn. But even that fragile peace is broken when her worst nightmare comes true, and another Demon finds her. This Demon is stronger. This Demon is crueller. This Demon will kill and harm everything in the world to have her. And she’ll do anything to stop it. Including turning to the very Magicians who almost killed her first. Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 24
HILLARY – She could have died in a car accident. In fact, she would have died but two daring firemen risked their lives to save her. Kurt visited her in the hospital and he was dashing and wonderful. And then Ricardo visited her and where Kurt was bright and strong, Ricardo was dark and powerful. Two perfect men. Two perfect men visited her every day until she was well enough to go home. And now, her doorbell rings and she never knows which of them it will be. Will it be the big and boisterous Kurt, who makes her laugh and smile? Or will it be the dark and mysterious Ricky, who makes her think and wonder… and smile? She’ll have to choose but with each day that passes, choosing grows more and more difficult. RICKY – His mind was filled with the girl he saved when her car hung perilously on the cliff. And his mind was filled with the image of his best friend helping him save her. He knew his friend wanted her. He would lay down his life for Kurt. He would face any danger gladly, risk his safety just for the chance to protect his friend. He would do anything for the man he grew up with. But how can he give up the greatest treasure of all? How can he back away and let Kurt have Hillary? He is pretty sure no grizzly has ever encountered a jaguar in the wild. Who knows what might happen? As terrible as it is to think about it, the world might soon find out. Amazon KU
Victorija Dred, Principe of the Dred clan, is one of the most feared vampires to walk the earth, but since her unwanted blood bond with Daisy, she’s slowly losing herself to blood sickness. Her clan is dismayed by her reluctance to order Daisy brought to her. The old Victorija would have used her for her blood without a second thought. However no one knows of the age-old vow holding her back.
Daisy MacDougall is struggling to cope with the vampire bite that is urging her to seek out Victorija. Secrets and history bind them in unfathomable ways, and when she discovers her family’s past and a very different Victorija, she vows to find the truth even if she must force their meeting. Victorija and Daisy travel a dark and seductive path even as Victorija fights every instinct to take Daisy’s blood, and love seems all but impossible. As if that wasn’t bad enough, neither expects the real threat to Daisy’s life to be hiding inside the Dred clan. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: Magical Realism.
Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map. But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence . . . because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way. But why? To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret and discovers the true power that lies in maps. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Welcome to Overlay City in New Orleans—a shadowy in-between where the paranormal and the real world meet. Its newest resident: Aurie Edison. A victim of a hit-and-run, Aurie now exists as a ghost in this mysterious realm. Convinced there is more to her death than what she remembers, Aurie sets out to uncover the truth. She soon finds herself in the company of Mys, a psychic empath, whose need to help others trumps all else, and Zyr, a werewolf detective able to work both the human and occult worlds. As they begin to piece together the events leading up to her death, Aurie can’t deny the deeper connection developing between them. Yet, with each new secret suggesting a more sinister danger at play, they realize they may not make it out (dead or) alive. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Subtitle is “Paranormal Suspense Novel with a Touch of Romance”
Critter wrangler rule #15: Always look a gift horse in the mouth. And if it has sharp teeth, never, never get on its back. For ten years, Kyra Greene thought she was the only Valkyrie this side of the rainbow bridge. Until she gets a stunning message from her cousin, Gunora, asking for bail money. But facing the ghosts of her past isn’t on Kyra’s to-do list. All she wants is to settle into her new home with Mason and her menagerie of furred, feathered and scaled rescues. But the many gods of Terra have other plans. Gunora’s plea for help sets a new Inbetween adventure in motion. Kyra and her crew will find themselves on the wrong side of the law and going to war with a herd of murderous kelpies. But this time, Kyra might finally set past wrongs to right. Amazon KU
Ashling Donoghue has almost lost hope of finding her missing parents. As her faith wanes, her love for two men waxes, rending her heart and causing friction in the Breasal household. The time has come to make a choice, to create a future untarnished by doubt. But how can she embrace the light when lured by the soft seduction of shadow? At last, her brother Conall channels the Spear of Illumination. He’s a natural shapeshifter, and he sees through illusions in both the material world and the Otherworld…not a moment too soon. An ancient evil has surfaced, and it threatens all worlds.
Only the Donoghues can save Ireland. They must face their greatest fears and act as one to fulfill their destinies as guardians of Erin.
When the humans and angels left, they forgot one thing… me. A supernatural’s touch is like a stun gun for me. I avoid it at all costs. Doing what I do best, spying and getting information, a supernatural dies at my feet. Lo and behold, I’m the one blamed by none other than the Demon Lord himself. He gave me two choices: die or help solve the murder. I’m not an idiot, so I made a pact with him to clear my name. Wait… maybe I am an idiot because I just made a deal with the son of Lucifer. There’s one caveat, when I shook his hand it felt good, really freaking good, and now I can’t stop thinking about him. Working with the Demon Lord is the last place I should be because if he finds out what I truly am, I’m as good as dead. Amazon KU
VS Note: Saw this reviewed on the excellent Whiskey With My Book Blog.
Miss Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret league of women skilled in the subtle arts. That is to say—although it must never be said—witchcraft. The League of Gentlewomen Witches strives to improve the world in small ways. Using magic, they tidy, correct, and manipulate according to their notions of what is proper, entirely unlike those reprobates in the Wisteria Society. When the long lost amulet of Black Beryl is discovered, it is up to Charlotte, as the future leader of the League, to make sure the powerful talisman does not fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is most unfortunate when she crosses paths with Alex O’Riley, a pirate who is no Mr. Darcy. With all the world scrambling after the amulet, Alex and Charlotte join forces to steal it together. If only they could keep their pickpocketing hands to themselves! If Alex’s not careful, he might just steal something else—such as Charlotte’s heart. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Coffee shop owner, Charlee Lightheart, views corporations with contempt. She believes her father died at the hands of the pharmaceutical industry. When she’s approached to run for city council on an anti-fracking platform, she’s reluctant. She’s not sure this movement is her cause. Billionaire Riley Brockton has given up on love. Then he walks into Charlee’s shop. All he wanted was coffee and muffins. From that first electrifying touch, he knows he needs more. He withholds one piece of vital information: he’s a lionshifter. A rogue reporter sets out to reveal the one secret that can destroy the anti-fracking movement and the couple’s relationship. Can their love survive the truth and public exposure? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A pride divided by hate, an outcast halfling, and two lion males ready to protect her. Stacy’s always been an outcast. Half lion, half human, she’s never belonged. The pride never let her forget she’s little more than prey. But new Alphas are coming and they’re bringing a wave of change. Elias and Levi come with the Alphas who take over the pride. She’s drawn to the two big lion males and is excited and scared to discover they’re her mates. Elias and Levi came to help rebuild a pride community that the old Alphas twisted into a hate-filled bastion of prejudice. On the first day there, they find their mate. She’s gorgeous, curvy, and all theirs. The elitist pride seems to be a minor problem at first. Then, Stacy is attacked. Every protective instinct is roused when their mate is hurt and Levi and Elias will protect her at any cost. With a pride full of suspects, it’s hard to narrow down who’s behind it and time might be running out. The attacks keep coming. Elias, Levi, and Stacy will need a little luck and some witchy help to end the violence before they lose the love and the life they’ve built together.
Alpha Joseph doesn’t mind picking up extra work using the gig service, Alpha for Hire. As a food stylist, he rarely gets work in his exact field, but they usually have something available that’s related to food. But he’s not really that picky. Every job he takes is one step closer to achieving his dream of starting his own business. Omega Adam moved to Oak Grove after he inherited his grandfather’s restaurant. He’d spend summers working there as a teen and thought he was up for the task. Spoiler Alert: He. Was. Not. And he needs to do something quickly if he’s going to keep it from going under. When he discovers Alpha for Hire, Adam crosses his fingers that someone there holds the keys to saving his family business. Amazon KU
When a suspected murderer escapes from the Junction City jail, the marshal’s younger brother, Kyle Morgan feels honor bound to follow him from 1888 Liberty Valley to the 21st century. From what his new sister-in-law, former homicide detective Beth Chambers-Morgan has shared, Kyle knows a woman he’s only seen in pictures is in mortal danger. Somehow, he must convince her that he’s traveled more than a hundred years to protect her. The survivor of a horrendous attack, horse rescuer, Nina Armstrong blames herself for the death of her best friend who pursued her assailant and vanished in Mount Baker National Forest. Now, a battle-scarred stranger arrives determined to guard Nina from the serial killer planning to eliminate the sole witness to his crimes. Intelligent, brave, Kyle Morgan talks like an old-time cowboy, but Nina wonders about his claims to be from a distant place and time. Why is she so drawn to him? Love may prove to be the biggest threat of all when survival is on the line. Will they create a future together in Liberty Valley or will Kyle abandon her and return to the days of yesteryear? What is home and where will they find it? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Reseda Juarez is dead. Though she functions as a human, inside she’s an emotionless weapon, trapped between the living and the undead. Cold and unrelenting, she’s used as a super-soldier by the government in a special task force to hunt preternatural beings to the brink of extinction. One night, five years ago, Kane killed an innocent and his brother lost the love of his life. The aftermath forces Kane to become the alpha of the legendary Thunderbirds. He now must protect what’s left of his family from the tribe of wolf shifters who ripped them apart. When Reseda’s mother is bitten by a wolf, she and Kane are forced to work together to find the Mayan Pul Yah stone to heal her—the same stone that gifted Reseda to the life she now lives. But the journey is riddled with more than the wolves, also searching for the stone. Something strange happens to their powers when they’re together, and they struggle to fight the intense attraction between them. The deeper they go, the more secrets unravel, until love is the only thing that can defeat an enemy no one saw coming. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-edited re-release
Ghosts don’t exist. I know they don’t. Why? I’ve never seen one. I’ve seen everything else—from Sasquatch to hell hounds and more…even vampires, but I’ve never laid eyes on a ghost. Go figure. It’s Halloween. All sorts of stuff happens on the spookiest night of the year. There will be plenty of people out having a good time, scaring each other and begging for candy. They’ll try to get me involved, but I know better. Have I mentioned I hate Halloween? Two years ago on October 31st, my world fell apart and I know it’ll never be fixed. No ghost can ease my broken heart and bring my boyfriend back to me. None.
Ghost wards are failing. Mediums are vanishing. Someone—or something—is stirring up the ghosts of Toronto. It’s up to psychic medium Harlan Brand to find out why. After defeating a serial killer who could control ghosts, psychic medium Harlan Brand is feeling much more confident in his abilities working for the Toronto Police Service with his partner, Hamilton, as they protect the city from dangerous spirits. He is expanding his social circle, however reluctantly, to include the other police mediums and Morgan Vermeer, another graduate from the Centre—a school for training psychic children. Harlan and his boyfriend, Charles Moore, are continuing to explore BDSM, their relationship and Charles’ strange ability to shield people from ghosts. Hoping to find answers about Charles’ power and the serial killer, Harlan returns to the Centre only to find that one of its ghost wards—magical symbols that spirits can’t cross—is broken, and it’s a mystery as to how and why. The calm and order that Harlan has been building up in his life are shattered when wards start failing across the city and mediums begin to disappear, including one of his new friends and a student from the Centre. Someone—or something—is stirring up the ghosts of Toronto. Amazon Kobo
I’m almost 42 and back in the small town where I grew up. Back at the place where I thought I’d have my mate and babies. Back at the place where he rejected me all those years ago. Funny how things barely change when you’re gone so long. He’s still as hot as ever, with his lumberjack outfit and bulging muscles. And he still draws me in with just a single look. One thing I hadn’t expected is that he’s still not our Alpha. He wants to find his mate and have a family first, I’m told. I never wanted to be tied down here, that’s why I left. But now, a divorce and shattered dreams later…I realize that old dreams are good things to keep. Old dreams of feeling his body against mine to keep me warm…Old dreams of being claimed by the Alpha and have his babies. Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 28
A mother will do anything to save her child, no matter the cost. After her daughter is kidnapped, Emmeline Highclere—a thirty-four-year-old mother living in isolation with memories and grief her only companion—must do everything in her limited power and divine abilities to get the girl back.
Emmeline believes her daughter, Elora, is the Beloved—the conduit with goddess-granted divine abilities prophesied to bring peace to the Three Kingdoms. Because the last person thought to be the Beloved was brutally murdered by the enemy kingdom of Folterra, Emmeline has dedicated the last sixteen years to hiding her daughter and keeping her safe. When Elora is kidnapped by a Folterran prince, Emmeline must leave her place of hiding, resolving to do anything to rescue her daughter. But to have any chance against those who took the girl, Emmeline must call upon one of the most powerful conduits in the Three Kingdoms, the Crown Prince of Vesta—the man who broke her heart—and hope he helps her. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page)… Amazon KU
Secret doesn’t always mean safe – Kenth left the Alaskan palace to raise his secret daughter alone, outside of the spotlight of royalty, and away from the pressures of fame and celebrity. Her abduction drives him raging back for answers, straight to his estranged family…and his spell-fated mate. A gift, or a curse? Leaving the Cause was the hardest thing that Mackenzie has ever done, until she finds herself fighting against it with a man who claims he is her destiny in order to save his daughter. She has to question everything she ever thought she knew…about magic, her past, her future, and her heart. Amazon KU
Flynn Dalton doesn’t want to be a hero. But for Genesis, she’ll do whatever it takes. After her first, deadly brush with the paranormal, Flynn just wants to get back to her life: construction work, semiprofessional bowling, and her fiancée, Genesis. Unfortunately, Flynn’s abilities have caught the attention of the National Psychic Registry, and they have their own agenda. Wherever Flynn goes, the registry follows, setting up tests of her abilities, hounding her to attend the conference in Atlantic City for evaluation and training. Flynn can handle the registry’s heavy-handed tactics, threats, and guilt trips. She’s even convinced herself she can deal with her own growing—and increasingly dangerous—powers. But the offer to heal the wounds she sustained in Dead Woman’s Pond, wounds that are making it almost impossible to do the work she loves, is much more tempting. And if the registry learns of Gen’s addiction to dark magic, agreeing to do whatever the registry wants might be the only bargaining chip Flynn has left. Unfortunately, the registry’s plans for her are much deadlier than a simple series of tests. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Caitlynn was beginning to regret getting out of bed that morning. This day had too many surprises, and she didn’t know if she could handle any more. Her da’s night terrors started a chain of events that had her head spinning. Dawson was intrigued with the Irish waitress from the moment she greeted them at the table. Dawson did not realize at first that she was his mate. But when she was mortally wounded, he had to think fast: change her to a tiger or let her die. Letting her die wasn’t an option. Caitlynn had had little experience with shifters, but she did understand the concept of being told she was Dawson’s mate. However, that didn’t mean she was going to just roll over and accept it. But…there was something extremely appealing about the man.
There’s a monster living inside me, and time is running out to keep it at bay. I’ve learned to live with the looks and whispers about my tentacles. Monster. Freak. Creature. But I can’t ignore the look of fear in my niece’s eyes when she discovers what I am. I’ll do whatever it takes to be rid of what haunts me, even if that means leaving my life behind. I set out to find other creatures who are feared for what they are. One from the flame who will ease the fire that consumes me. A creature from the sky who will catch me when I fall. When time is running out, the wild one will hold me tight. And one from the moon who will guide me as darkness weighs me down. With everything stacked against me and uncertainty around every corner, will I succeed, or will I lose everything? Amazon KU
Under the inverse moon, shifters can’t have babies. I’m going to be the first. My mates are afraid the baby in my womb won’t survive. They are guarding me against evil; planning to fight against the Moon Drinkers. They will do anything to keep our family safe. But I’ll do anything too. Even if it means keeping secrets. I love my mates: the wolf that stops at nothing to protect me; the hybrid who knows my soul like it’s his own; and the Moon Caster, who gives me endless magical pleasure. Will they forgive me when they found out I’ve been practicing blood magic? They have to know by now, I am a hybrid who makes her own rules. And now that the dark moon is calling, will I answer? Amazon KU
It was supposed to be a night of partying with her friends… but with one swallow of Clarity everything goes wrong. They call her Omega. They promise to end the pain. They say they’ll give her what she needs, but what they need… is her. And now that they’ve found her they will never let her go. Amazon KU
Colette – I’m a healer, not a fighter…and right now, my coven needs all the fighters it can get. Our territory is under attack, and we’re despised among our kind because they think witches should only breed with humans. Let’s just say, our mothers broke a lot of unwritten rules with their choice of mates. As the only coven of hybrids, we work twice as hard to survive our many enemies. But things can always get worse. A malevolent warlock clan has taken me captive to destroy my coven. I may not be a fighter, but I have to find a way to stop them from annihilating everyone I love. I just need to convince Makhi, the clan’s resident torturer–and my unwelcome mate–to help. Makhi – I never imagined my mate would be a witch, the greatest enemy of my kind, but I am a male who enjoys a challenge. Colette is mine. Her pain, her pleasure…all of it, mine. The Goddess gives us strange gifts, and I will enjoy playing with this one. The little witch thinks she can control me through the mate bond. Foolish female, you will learn who controls whom soon enough. Amazon KU
One Omega, four Alphas, their pact… I may be an Omega, but that won’t stop me making my own way in life. I’ve fought for my place at this elite college despite my background, my designation, and a family who thinks I can’t make it on my own. I’m determined I won’t end up as a play thing for some Alpha. But when I catch the eye of The Crew — rich, entitled, and insanely hot – I’m slowly seduced by a new world of pleasure and passion. A world I never knew existed. Soon, I’m the toy for a whole pack of Alphas. All but one. And in this pack it’s all for one, and one for all. That’s the pact. If he doesn’t want me, I can never be theirs. And I’m beginning to realise that being theirs is exactly what I want. Amazon KU
With lives forged in Hades’ Underworld, a hellhound’s pack bonds are never broken. They might have separate territories on earth, but when the pack need each other, they are only ever a mind tug away.
Java didn’t understand why his packmate Raoul was the first to find his mate. In the hellhound pack, they were all equal, and it didn’t help that Raoul was so smug about it, snuggling and hugging on the friendly Jason every chance he had. But, Java was determined to find out what Raoul did – there had to be something – and Java was just as capable of doing anything Raoul could’ve done. It was time. Java had a collar box, just like Raoul had, and his hound was keen to be wearing the contents. They just had to find their mate to get the box open first. Cyril was finding his feet, enjoying his new life in Plaka, as a local shop owner. His sweets were finding favor among locals and tourists alike, and he was busy enough that he didn’t notice a lack of a mate too often. He had a crush – the sexy hotel owner from down the road, who strode past his store almost every day, and that was enough to fuel Cyril’s dreams, even if it meant he spent his nights alone. He never dreamed that same crush would be the one to save him from a mugging. Hexes and hellhounds from different packs, a collar, a fae, and a naked man falling out of a hotel window. Nothing in their first few days of mating was like Cyril had dreamed of, and even Java wondered how much work it was going to be, keeping his mage mate safe. Especially when the one hunting him had the same sized fangs Java did. Amazon
She rose from the darkness so they call her Black Rose…Keisha, also known as Black Rose, is a psychic by day and a witch hunter by night. An ancient feud has caused her tribe, The Yubsari Clan, to terrorize the witches and warlocks of the Amstid Clan for centuries. The war between the two dynasties has claimed the lives of many of Black Rose’s people. Almost to the point of extinction. In the fight to save her people, Black Rose’s vengeance is unmatched and she becomes a heartless and vicious spellbinding creature. One day, Black Rose comes across a strikingly handsome and extremely romantic warlock. Smitten, he will stop at nothing to have her. Will she fall into the warlock’s love trap and become a traitor to her people or does her loyalty lie with her clan? Akea Uffe, the epitome of sexy, wealthy, and the son of Goon, the god of the ancient world, Anubi, thinks his life is complete. He has a successful jewelry business and a healthy newborn son. Suddenly, his world goes into shambles when he meets a beautiful witch that leaves him second guessing his love life. What will happen when Akea realizes the woman he has fallen for isn’t truly a witch? Will he get sucked into a war between two clans? Will he risk his life for his new found love? Amazon KU
With my sister on an adventure of her own, I decided to leave my Seattle home to find my family’s cabin. I got lost, frozen from the rain, and stumbled into the first shelter I could find… but I wasn’t alone. Three fiercely hot men with a life-altering secret lived here. And all of them wanted a piece of me. Tensions among the men rise when I’m forced to stay with them while my leg heals after being caught in a bear trap. The pressure becomes too much for the tiny cabin, and the house’s number one rule is broken. That life-altering secret wasn’t so much of a secret anymore, and my whole world has been flipped upside down. When my leg heals, I’ll be gone. The only problem is… with the way the men ravish me, do I really want to leave? Amazon KU
Holden has watched as many of the gargoyles in his clutch have found their mates. His hope that his own mate will turn up begins to wane when years pass, and no new mates are found by the remaining single members of the Falias clutch. He begins to despair that Fate has moved her gift of mates to another clutch. When a fellow gargoyle’s mother becomes gravely ill, the chieftain of another clutch—Chieftain Kinsey, who is also her son—comes to pay his respects. Holden is pleasantly shocked to find, amidst all the grief, there’s a ray of happiness. One of the men in Chieftain Kinsey’s entourage is his mate. He learns the man’s name is Lathe, and he’s a vampire. Except, Holden discovers that scenting Lathe and wooing him are two very different things. Lathe only came because Chieftain Kinsey wanted his people to review Maelgwn’s security measures while he was there. Holden realizes that Lathe’s reclusive and wary nature has something to do with the scarring he sports on his left side. Can Holden figure out a way to earn Lathe’s trust before the one who left Lathe so scarred comes to finish what he started?
Two weeks ago, I logged my first failure as an Oracle. Two days ago, I learned that magic is a fickle thing. Two hours ago, I unleashed a posse of the undead. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did. Not only did I need to figure out how to free Nina, I had a new consultant. Double booked is an understatement. Now, I must discover why Hazel Dane, one of the most stressed out–and most impolite–consultants I’ve ever had is cursed. Or enchanted. Or something. She doesn’t know. Neither do I. Which is kind of a problem. I’m also not sleeping–hello, guilt-inducing-gargoyle on my front porch anyone? It’s probably one more symptom of menopause, but if I don’t get some sleep, someone’s going to die. Which was interesting, as zombies just showed up on my front porch, trying to break down the front porch. Maybe I spoke too soon. Amazon KU
I’m now in the line of fire and I think Santiago and Marsden manipulated me here. Getting the lead in a famous ballet company had always been a dream of mine, but this just feels hollow. Not only is this ballet cursed, I just hate how I got the role. I’ve moved from the understudy who was supposed to protect the cast to the understudy who stole the lead. This is exactly what happened before and everyone died. Marsden has gotten super weird. He’s being supportive and he’s started publicizing this ballet like he thinks this is a sure thing. He still hasn’t told me everything he knows and I have no idea where Santiago Suarez is. If anyone else dies, it may break me. Amazon KU
River – Getting kidnapped by human poachers isn’t River’s idea of a good time. Unlike his easygoing twin, River is uptight and sensitive. It’s easier for him to push people away than to let them in. His heart is delicate, and a single misstep might shatter it forever. It almost happened once. Why risk it again? One day, River ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. When his life is at stake, his only hope of escaping his kidnappers is an impromptu bodyguard—a protector in the form of a beaver shifter. A very handsome beaver shifter who gazes at him like he’s the only man in the world. But River’s heart can’t sing for an overgrown wet rat… can it? Castor – Nothing is more important to Castor than family. The problem is he doesn’t have one. For beaver shifters, finding their soulmate is the greatest blessing imaginable. Their lives revolve around building a dam and nurturing a family. But at 40 years old, both Castor’s home and heart are empty. Just when Castor thinks he’ll be single forever, he catches a whiff of his fated mate’s scent. But it’s in the worst place possible—in the back of a poacher’s boat. Castor will fight tooth and nail to save his soulmate. But can the unlikely pair escape from the humans before it’s too late? Amazon KU
A disappearing body. Hidden magical talents. An adorable mind-reading dog. And small-town secrets . . .Addie James’s life imploded when she discovered her fiancé cheating and got downsized from her biotech job. So she left Silicon Valley for the haven of her Aunt Kate’s tea and apothecary shop in the peaceful mountain town of Stargaze. There, she plans to take a deep breath and figure out what’s next. But when Addie reaches Stargaze, there’s no trace of her aunt. Until one night, Aunt Kate’s lifeless body shows up and then disappears from the locked shop. And that’s when things really start to get strange. As Addie sets out to find the murderer, she begins to realize her own hidden magical talent is the key to discovering what really happened to her aunt . . . who might not be quite so dead after all. The problem is, logical Addie isn’t sure she can accept the magical parts of herself that science can’t explain. Will she learn to embrace this new life that’s full of supernatural surprises and solve her aunt’s case? Amazon KU
Somewhat settled in the idyllic mountain town of Stargaze, former scientist Addie James still isn’t sure what she’s going to do with her life—or her newly discovered magical talent for reading tea leaves. In the meantime, she’s helping out at her Aunt Kate’s shop, Wild Rose Teas and Apothecary.
But after buying an herbal remedy Addie made, the mayor’s wife turns up dead. Addie is the prime suspect! Now she must beat the clock and use her newfound magic to find the true killer before she’ll be forced to sit trial for murder. But there’s one big problem: things like tea leaf readings don’t exactly provide the type of evidence the authorities are interested in. It’s going to take more than magic to keep Addie from a life sentence. Amazon KU
Karma is a bitch—but then again, so am I. Ten years ago, a group of men murdered my mother and thought they had killed me. I’ve spent every day since planning revenge against the man behind the attack—my father. As the head of a powerful crime family, he won’t be an easy target, but nothing matters more than making him pay for what he’s done. Now, I return in disguise, only to end up on the radar of The Quad—the four most dangerous men in the city, men I’ve been desperately in love with since I was a teen. I have no idea if they were in on the plan to have me killed, but I can’t stop myself from craving their taste, their bodies and their rough, domineering touches. Even though I know the risks, I keep falling deeper into our twisted relationship. My plan is simple—find and get rid of the people who carried out the attack, kill my father…and don’t fall in love with the men who might have betrayed me. This world already killed me once—let it try again. Amazon KU
As the third son, Khale Whitlock dreads being married off for his father’s political gain. When the city of Lidend’s mysterious organization of shadow assassins forces him into their ranks, Khale must learn to live a dual life in order to survive. Playing his father’s game by day and learning to control shadows at night, his unfamiliarity with the assassins’ mechanized training contraptions leaves him exhausted, battered and bruised. Improvisation and lies become Khale’s only tools with which to navigate his two realities and assuage suspicion from his family. Coral Llewellyn is the daughter of a chancellor and foreign to a world that has forgotten the magicks of old. When her logical and orderly but boring life is thrown into chaos with a revelation about her heritage, she must wield the light of her magick, grow her mastery of its glow, and learn how to maintain the balance. The combined powers of Khale’s darkness and Coral’s light may prove to be the only weapon capable of withstanding an ancient evil just below the city’s surface. An evil that has its sights set firmly on them. Amazon
VS Note: From FEB 22
The inevitable always catches up with you. Leila knew that she would have to leave the human world to embrace her vampire nature eventually, she just never expected to do it for the same reason: her children. But now, she was out of choices. For a vampire as old as Nichola, time meant very little, except when it came to being away from his soulmate. Then the years were torturous. Elated at having her in the vampire world again, he soon finds that an old rival is now interested in both her body and heart. As the actions of a madman who craves the blood, flesh, and bodies of young girls intrude on their reunion, they are forced to fight for the only world that matters, theirs. Will they survive the fight for their family and love? Will they be able to protect both the secrets of the vampire community and the lives of humans? Amazon KU
Content to work insurance fraud and cheating spouse cases, Detective Ronan O’Mara is shocked when prominent YouTube ghost hunter Marlowe Bond and his partner seek him out to solve the most bizarre set of murders Ronan’s ever encountered: thirteen skeletons buried in the flower beds of Trip Cahill’s Massachusetts home. Psychic Tennyson Grimm can hear the thirteen spirits speaking to him. The problem is none of them are making sense. Instead of intelligent answers to his questions about their untimely deaths, he’s getting heaps of unintelligible word salad and garbled images he can’t seem to explain. Working alongside Marlowe, Ten and Ronan are introduced to the spirit of Civil War Widow Temperance Bradstreet, the former owner of the house where the skeletons were discovered. Does she hold the key to how the bones came to rest in her yard, or is there something more sinister afoot? When the widow makes a dramatic appearance in Ronan’s bedroom, the case takes a turn no one saw coming and Ronan is powerless to stop. Can Tennyson solve the mystery of the thirteen skeletons, or will Ronan be the next man dead and buried? Amazon KU
After rehab, Lauren King returns to the only home she has… a rock star’s compound everyone calls The Pit. She also returns to her only friend… an antique German motorcycle she’s nicknamed Jake. Little does she know that the cycles Klaus Mannhof made have the ability to shift into human men. Mannhof designed Jake especially for Lauren. Using his special brand of magic, Jake’s going to teach her to love him — and to love herself as well. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: No idea if there are any SciFi/Fantasy/PNR stories in here but all proceeds go towards Ukrainian refugee relief. I got my copy!
Read romance stories about heroes fighting for a cause and to protect others by 10 Award Winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, PLUS 2 Bonus Stories. Available for a Limited Time.We’re romance authors and like everyone, we’re heartsick about the plight of Ukrainian refugees. So we decided to do what we do in and put together this anthology in support of the cause. We hope you, as romance readers, will do what you do, and read our book in support of the cause. Thank you and enjoy.
Alpha lion, Brent, has sworn off dating and hookups since his best friend found his true-mate. After watching the pair respond he can’t imagine having anything else. Though, giving up a chance to expand the horizons of his love life leaves him grumpy and overwhelmed with his family responsibilities, including raising his younger sister, Evie. Nothing good comes easy, right? And all good things in life are worth the wait? Well, this Alpha lion certainly hopes so. Omega, Jeran has been all business and no play for a long time. Growing up an orphan on Hemlock Mountain made him determined and self-reliant. The Cuddle Club is his life. So much so, that he even puts off meeting his best internet friend until he’s invited to the Guardian’s of Glitter Bomb Territory to do an interview with Happy Omega Magazine. Jeran isn’t shy about mixing business with pleasure and is curious to see if sparks fly when he meets his online crush. Only Jeran never imagined just how many sparks would fly! After meeting your true-mate life gets easier, right? Wrong! Together Brent and Jeran learn this isn’t always the case. Between Brent’s family responsibilities and The Cuddle Club the pair are torn on how to live their lives together and some days it seems they’d be better off apart. Will love be enough to bring and keep these fated lovers together? Amazon KU
VS note: Ends on a cliffhanger. MM Vampire romance
As heir to the throne of Dreemskerry, Aion must reach his thirtieth cycle to claim the throne. But his world is shattered when he returns home from his quest to find a bloodbath. With scores dead, and many more vampire soldiers, magic users, and humans missing, Aion has no choice but to flee. His goal? To avoid becoming the next victim of the faceless foe that ravaged his family. Fate steps in by bringing Aion to his fated mate, Shiesha. But mystery surrounds Shiesha, making Aion wonder if their meeting is a gift or a curse. Hunted and on the run, he has no choice but to place his trust in the fates and his mate if he wants to survive and discover who—or what—slaughtered his people.
My Aunt Beverly is getting married. I should be happy for her. Right? But I’m not. Because I know this Derrick character is bad news. Call it my witchy instincts, but I’m convinced something is seriously off with the guy. So how do I prove it to my aunt? The pressure is on as I only have four days to figure it out before the wedding—yes, four days until Beverly says, “I do,” to that slimy bastard. As the clues start to come together, I have to wade through a pack of lies to get to the truth and find out who Derrick Baudelaire really is—and what he’s hiding. But then the worst happens. While I’m trying to uncover Derrick’s dark secrets, Lilith comes calling. She’s ready to set her plan in motion. Her plan to kill her husband, a.k.a. Lucifer, the king of hell. And I’m her secret weapon. Trouble is, this time, I might not make it back alive. Amazon KU
My name is Tamsin Vale and I’m finally putting myself first. If people won’t listen to me, are so determined to force me to be what they want, then I’m done working with them. I am a person, not something the people of Faerie own or all other supes can use and abuse. So I pulled the emergency brake and it’s time for a reset. I came into this world after my power went crazy and I unintentionally hurt people. This was only supposed to be six years I signed on for, and I was promised they’d teach me control so it never happened again. That promise wasn’t kept. Again… And it’s not going to be only six years. Not even close. If people won’t change, I can’t make them. I have to do what I need to for myself and the people I love. With some help, I think maybe there’s a way for me to stop constantly playing defense and maybe even set the record straight on a few things. That’s the best plan I came come up with since I’m at the eye of the storm. It’s also the last chance I’m willing to take before simply walking away. Amazon KU
I have a new duty – to protect another from harm. I’m a witch, and I have to work with a werewolf to bodyguard a teenage girl with leprechaun blood. Actual leprechauns are extinct, but you still have their bloodline showing up in people like this girl. Her leprechaun blood is a secret, and there are many enemies out there who will kill for her powerful blood. They’d use forbidden magic and hunt her down to the ends of the earth if they knew she existed. That’s where I come in. I protect her from prying eyes with my magic. And Rhys – he guards her to make sure no physical harm comes. His clan is an ancient order dedicated to protection. My coven’s an ancient society that does the same. We don’t usually get on. But for the sake of the girl we both swore to protect – we will. Amazon KU
VS Note: From February13
When Kat Kerrigan is dumped and fired by her ice queen boss in one text, she does the sensible thing. She puts out the call on the group chat and drowns her sorrows with her friends — but things get weird, later that night when she drunkenly stumbles on a mysterious woman who might be a witch and that witch offers her the power to curse someone. Kat doesn’t believe in curses, but a few months later her ex Stella Steel is suffering a terrible run of bad luck and Kat is still not over the love of her life. Did Kat curse her glamorous ex? Or is there a simpler explanation? Amazon KU
I’ll fight to protect her, but I’ll never surrender my heart…I’ve got no idea what the Fae want with a human schoolteacher who doesn’t know anything about our world, but my job is simple—protect her at all costs. Except nothing about Melanie turns out to be simple. Her scent destroys me, and her sex appeal has got my wolf battling for restraint. I don’t like humans, but I can sense that there’s something different about this woman. Then one of our own is killed, and the message is clear—the Fae will stop at nothing until they get their hands on Melanie. And it’s not just Melanie at risk. The shifters’ entire existence hangs in the balance. I can smell the impending battle in the air and I’m ready to attack. Especially if they dare to get too close to Melanie. Amazon KU
I remember who I am. And It’s the first female Alpha and Goddess Luna. Time is running out for my small pack that keeps getting bigger by the day. After finally getting my suppressed memories back from Claire, I have a little over a month to shift to be able to return to Moon Born Academy. But there are demonic wolves called oni wolves after us. With little time to shift into a wolf and oni wolves always around, my pack is in for trouble. Amazon KU
A shocking revelation about her best friend sends Libby reeling. The more she finds out, the more confused she becomes. But what she’s always known about Emma doesn’t jibe with what her girlfriend Jo and her vampire friends tell her. Jo’s obvious prejudice only serves to further muddy the picture. To make things worse, Libby has no idea how she keeps inciting Jo’s anger. It soon becomes clear that Emma’s whole family is in terrible danger, and Libby doesn’t know if she can forgive her own part in it. When Emma is taken, Libby vows to find her at any cost. Soon, Libby faces a difficult choice: being herself and losing the love of her life, or risk losing herself in order to save their love.
Packless. Clawless. Heartless. I’ve survived them all. But the Cold Moon is coming, and between my ruthless grandfather, and the Devil of the Horn, my life as I know it will never be the same. Fearless is a full-length paranormal romance and is the final book in the Hunter Moon Academy series. It is a continuing story, so Books 1 to 3 must be read first. Amazon KU
What does a retired vampire hunter do with the rest of her life? That’s a question Bess Walker-James is desperately trying to figure out. Having recently been made redundant, she holes up at her family home in Maine to do some serious thinking about what comes next. Unfortunately, she has no idea. Until her handsome next-door neighbor shows up. Turns out, Callum McCarthy needs more help than just finding his missing cat. Bess decides to assist him. What else has she got to do? But little does she know he’s a lot more than he seems. Of course, so is she.
Freyja’s village is on the brink – pushed to the edge of the world by the trees. They grow so fast that if left untended for a week would be sprouting in every nook and cranny of her town. But worse than that is what lives within the cursed growth. Freyja is a nahvel – a knight protector tasked with defending her people from the horrible creatures that spill forth from the woods. She inherits a great treasure, and great burden – her sword, shield, and suit of armour. All of them are relics of the old magic, now long forgotten. So when something attacks from the shadows, being the only one with the means to do so, she is duty-bound to hunt it down. However, she soon finds out the forest holds much more than monsters. It harbours secrets that could change her perception of the world as she knows it. She is poised to discover them all, and more, when she enters…The Endless Forest. Amazon
VS Note: Previously published as a trilogy
Caelum: an Academy built to protect people like Eve. Who they can’t protect her from? Its own student body. The threat of death isn’t new to Eve, but when she’s given the chance to escape her past, she prays her future will be brighter. How wrong she is. Raised in a cult, Eve has no understanding of the modern world. Targeted as a freak, a Pack of boys take her under their wing but one among them recognizes Eve for what she is. Trouble. And a threat. At Caelum, threats need eliminating…Eve survived her past, but what of her future?
Midlife can bite me. I could have lived out the rest of my days blissfully ignorant of the underground supernatural world. After all, being over forty, getting a divorce, and starting over is nuts enough.
But instead, I was bitten by a dying Alpha, and now I’m inadvertently thrust into the middle of his divided werewolf pack & their civil war. It’s basically me and my ex, but with more death and mayhem, if that’s even possible. With new powers emerging & the urge to shift imminent, I’m being forced to make some tough decisions. Like, do I even want to be a werewolf? Not that there’s much of a choice there. To make matters worse, I’m falling for the pack’s sexy Omega. Totally not planned, let me tell you. This entire fiasco is putting me and my two kids in harm’s way and if there’s one thing this middle-aged mom won’t stand for – it’s any more jerks screwing with their lives. Time for everyone to fall in line. There’s a new Alpha in charge and she’s got her big girl panties on. AmazonKU
My billionaire boss and I butt heads in every area imaginable except…in bed. Just because he’s rich and owns this place doesn’t mean he can fly in and save the day. And just because he’s smoking hot doesn’t mean that I like him. But it does mean, unfortunately, that I have certain…dreams of him at night. I really do my best to ignore him and the antagonism he brings out in me. I know that insulting my boss isn’t going to win me any favors. Similarly, I know that kissing him isn’t a good idea. What I do know is that I need to keep my distance from this guy. Unfortunately, I’m forced to be around him if I want to keep my job. I have to look into those irritatingly gorgeous blue eyes every single day. I have to resist stroking that scruff of a beard every single hour. And I have to resist falling for him if I want to save myself. But do I really want to? Amazon KU
Laura loves working at her family’s bakery. She’s in love with the idea of finding the right man, but realistically, she doesn’t think she ever will. Until Gerri Wilder walks into the bakery and promises her the love of her life. Pyrus is definitely what wet dreams are made of, but is he really the right man for her? Hot shudders race down her spine at the thought of finding out. Pyrus is bored with life. He’s tired of everything and finds no pleasure in anything. When a matchmaker sets him up with Laura, he realizes what he’s been missing. His mate. Laura’s the sunshine in his stormy life. Her smile lights up any room and her body makes his hands itch to hold her. Unbeknownst to both, a stalker watches them from the shadows. This shifter seeks revenge for a past wrong and he will do anything to keep Pyrus and Laura’s future from the happiness they both deserve. If Pyrus can convince his mate to give their relationship a chance, it could mean her death. Amazon KU
One feisty aunt with talking animals, a surprisingly supernatural lakeside town, and a boatload of magic are all it takes to shake up my midlife. No one should live day to day just to exist. It only took an invite from a person I’ve never met to a place I didn’t know existed to tempt me to walk…no, run away from everything I knew. How sad is it when I’m the last one to see that my crappy life needs a do-over? Starting over in my midlife wasn’t exactly the plan. But with the discovery that I actually have an aunt I never knew existed, magic is real, humans can turn into animals, and there might even be a real freaking dragon living in Guardian Lake—I can’t help but hope there has to be a better life waiting for me to choose it. I’m going to make the rest of my forties fabulous by any means necessary. From here on out, I’m carving my own path in life, choosing my own adventures, and creating my own happy ending. Once I get the hang of my Charmed Midlife, I intend to never look back! Amazon KU
VS: My backlist highlight today is the next in my STAR CRUISE series…
She saved countless soldiers in the wars … but does she have the weapons to fight an outbreak?
Dr. Emily Shane, veteran of the Sector Wars, is known as “The Angel of Fantalar” for her bravery under fire as a medic. However, the doctor has her own war wounds–severe PTSD and guilt over those she failed to save.
Persuaded to fill a seemingly frivolous berth as ship’s doctor on the huge and luxurious interstellar cruise liner Nebula Zephyr, she finds the job brings unexpected perks–a luxe beach deck with water imported from Tahumaroa II, and Security Officer Jake Dilon, a fellow veteran who heats her up like a tropical sun.
However, Emily soon learns she and Jake didn’t leave all peril behind in the war. A mysterious ailment aboard the Zephyr begins to claim victim after victim … and they must race against time and space to find the cause and a cure! Trapped on a ship no spaceport will allow to dock, their efforts are complicated by a temperamental princess and a terrorist–one who won’t hesitate to take down any being in the way of his target. If anyone’s left when the disease is through with them…
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. And I may mention ‘special items’.
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