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.
He’s watched her forever. She’s wanted him since the beginning. But the universe isn’t going to make this easy… Ryak is a strong, silent, drop dead gorgeous alien warrior, and he doesn’t even acknowledge my existence. But when he needs a fake mate, it means he’s going to have to choose me. I’m the only human female not yet attached to a winged alien warrior on this dystopian planet. I’m the only one who can carry off the pretence of being his mate at the gathering of the species where the fate of this world will be decided. The Gryn are expected to send a mated warrior and that’s where I come in. I’m only supposed to pretend to be his mate, and I can’t reveal my feelings for him, no matter how close he gets. He doesn’t know my secret. Not that I’ve been watching him since I arrived on this alien planet. Not that I’d give anything to be his. My secret is dark and deep. It’s about who I was before I was taken from Earth. And it’s the reason I can never be his. AmazonKU
VS Note: Author states there’s a slow burn romance…
On edge and desperately tired, Investigator Janey McCallister wants nothing more than to take bereavement leave to grieve a terrible personal loss. But when the high-end hotel-casino space station Bijoux de L’Étoile is struck by three locked-room murders, she must take the lead. When the murders turn out to be related to a top-secret case Sol Unified Planets inspector Orlando Valdez is investigating, Janey questions her entire purpose for working at the hotel. Janey finds herself knee deep in blood and heartache, running red and ragged toward a man and a case that might destroy her career. Can she overcome her need to control every situation and work with others to solve the case, or is Orlando using her for his own ends like he has before?
VS Note: A re-release of the author’s Pets in space 6 anthology story. Always love her stories!
Trouble is arising across the galaxy, and space pirate Julke Defjensdytr has vital information for her clan. She’s almost given up trying to escape the hidden rogue asteroid mine she’s been imprisoned in for over a year. But a new batch of prisoners brings hope in the form of kind and sexy Zade. Starship crewman and wanted fugitive Zade Lunaso always runs from conflict. Unfortunately, this time it landed him with a one-way ticket to toil in the dangerous mine for the rest of his soon-to-be short life. He’ll need all his considerable skills to escape. Not to mention help from the intriguing Julke, and a flock of curious space griffins with secrets of their own. Their bid to steal the cruel Warden’s yacht goes off course when they take a wrong turn and discover a motherload of forgotten ships. But even if they somehow free every prisoner to fly them, the Warden will kill them all to protect the secret of his claim. The arrival of bigger enemies means trouble has found Zade once again. Can Julke and Zade pull off the unlikeliest escape off a lifetime, or will their luck play out and leave them stranded in the void?
VS Note: Author sez: “This story was previously a very short novella titled “Fated to a Dragon Warrior” but has now been expanded into a full-length novel.”
When I’m rescued from captivity by a fierce Dragon warrior, I am both grateful and wary. Ronin is a Commander in the Mosauran Empire, and his species is one of the most feared in the
galaxy. When we crash on an Ice World, he detects a faint signal, on the surface, from another Mosauran ship. As we search for his people, I cannot deny that I’m drawn to him. He vows he will protect me and keep me safe. He claims that I’m his Fated One—his Ashaya. The more time we spend together, I begin to fall for my fierce protector. And now I find myself wondering: What would it be like to be fated to a Dragon? Amazon KU
What is the one thing a sinner can’t allow? Temptation. But Keira Sartin is all that and more. A walking talking dream. She calls to every cell in Alexi’s messed-up, rule-breaking soul. Except she’s forbidden. Addictive. A distraction he can’t afford. Not when his family is depending on him and redemption is within reach. Not when his mission hinges on making no waves and fulfilling his duty. Not when she’s the sister of his bride-to-be. What’s the one thing a troublemaker can’t afford? More trouble. But Alexi Skolov is all that and more. He’s beauty incarnate. Flesh-and-blood sin. Wild nights and dark pleasure.He’s also up to no good. Which means he’s not for her. She has her own objective to fulfill and he’ll only get in the way. He’s also promised to her sister. It should be easy for them both: just stay away. But running from temptation is hard. Avoiding trouble even harder—and sometimes it catches up to you, leaving you…breathless, begging, broken.
Oh vuk, the Sworne have taken Kal! Unable to accept Kal’s fate, Charlie suits up and becomes an army of one in a daring attempt to save Kal from the Sworne. But whether or not she succeeds, Charlie’s belief in Kalatas is now riddled with doubt and worry. Meanwhile the battle at Clabonne has left more questions than answers about why the Sworne stole a large volume of darakar. However, Charlie, Kal, and the Zodiac Pack may find a spark of hope when they discover a mysterious scientist named Talyn has escaped his bonds from the Sworne. Talyn may be the key to defeating the Sworne, but he is frightened and unwilling to confess the Sworne’s secrets and instead requests to be taken off-world from Kander. Before Charlie begins her next mission, they enjoy the Kaldr Festival, indulge in Kal’s anti-rut and make the boldest move yet by publicly announcing their relationship as true mates. After the festival, Kander turns its attention to the future war with the Sworne. Can Kander be ready in time? And will they learn what secrets Talyn holds about the Sworne, willingly or by force?
VS note: Not listed as a romance although clearly there are romantic elements but a scifi release of note.
If you could erase all of your painful memories, would you? Blue Owens wakes up one day with the strangest feeling that something is very wrong. Everyone’s acting weird and she’s found a note in her closet telling her to get on the Little Blue Bus at 7:45, which she does, meeting up with the exact person she was supposed to avoid: Adam Mendoza. Even though she has no idea who he is, something about him is so familiar. When she confronts him, the truth is revealed—Blue has paid to have her memories removed, and Adam is one of those memories. As Blue struggles to piece together her history, she is torn between her desire to know why she would do something so drastic and her fear of what she will find. Remember Me is the bold and beautiful story of a girl who must find the courage to face the demons of her past and reclaim her loved ones—even if it ruins her.
VS Note: Listed as Steampunk
For three years, Cap Kaufman has been trying to make amends to his war buddy’s orphaned daughter. Building her a safe home. Finding her the best nanny. Now, he’s kidnapped the man her doctor says is her best bet for fixing her blindness. When Hector Gabourel wakes up on a boat in the middle of nowhere, he’s confronted by a man determined to get his own way. He has no choice but to play along and wait for his chance to escape. What he doesn’t count on is learning to respect the man who uprooted him from everything he knew, all for the love of a child. For Hector, it’s a challenge. For Cap, it’s penance. For both of them, a chance for love. All it takes is opening their eyes to see what’s right in front of them.
VS Note: OMG I pre-ordered this! Sounds soooo good!
Bee thinks she has everything: a successful business repurposing wedding dresses, and friends who love and support her. She’s given up on finding love, but that’s fine. There’s always Tinder. Nick thinks he has nothing: his writing career has stalled after early promise and his marriage is on the rocks, but that’s fine. There’s always gin. So when one of Nick’s emails, a viciously funny screed intended for a non-paying client, accidentally pings into Bee’s inbox, they decide to keep the conversation going. After all, they never have to meet. But the more they get to know each other, the more Bee and Nick realize they want to. They both notice strange pop culture or political references that crop up in their correspondence, but nothing odd enough to stop Bee and Nick for falling hard for each other. But when their efforts to meet in real life fail spectacularly, Bee and Nick discover that they’re actually living in near-identical but parallel worlds. With a universe between them, Bee and Nick will discover how far they’ll go to beat impossible odds.
Leshi lives a strange half-life, kept on a tight leash and never allowed to leave her parents’ pleasure resort. It’s her job to see to the needs of their customers while never being allowed to participate in any pleasures of her own. When she discovers her parents have only preserved her innocence so they can use her as a bargaining chip with the local crime boss, Leshi takes matters into her own hands. Stowing away on the next available ship, Leshi finds herself in the hands of one of the galaxy’s most devious conmen. With his wickedly beautiful body and his sinfully creative mind, Silas could teach her a thing or two about pleasure. If only she could get him to actually put those hands on her. Silas is an interstellar conman. He’s always on the move, searching for the next big job. With the help of Aurora, his ship’s quirky AI, he’s never been caught yet. Just as he’s about to play the final move in a con against the owners of the Olympus Pleasure Resort, he finds himself saddled with their daughter who claims to be on the run from an unwanted arranged marriage. When he discovers the sweet little stowaway in his cargo hold, Silas thinks the little mouse has stumbled into his trap. But the more time he spends with Leshi, the more Silas starts to worry that there’s another trap. Now it’s him in danger of being caught. Worse still, he might even like it. Amazon KU
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi dystopian release of note, leaning toward horror. I put it on my TBR List because I do like zombie-ish stories, etc. Sounded creepy good.
Wren owes everything she has to her hometown, Hollow’s End, a centuries-old, picture-perfect slice of America. Tourists travel miles to marvel at its miracle crops, including the shimmering, iridescent wheat of Wren’s family’s farm. At least, they did. Until five months ago. That’s when the Quicksilver blight first surfaced, poisoning the farms of Hollow’s End one by one. It began by consuming the crops, thick silver sludge bleeding from the earth. Next were the animals. Infected livestock and wild creatures staggered off into the woods by day—only to return at night, their eyes fogged white, leering from the trees. Then the blight came for the neighbors. Wren is among the last locals standing, and the blight has finally come for her, too. Now the only one she can turn to is her ex, Derek, the last person she wants to call. They haven’t spoken in months, but Wren and Derek still have one thing in common: Hollow’s End means everything to them. Only, there’s much they don’t know about their hometown and its celebrated miracle crops. And they’re about to discover that miracles aren’t free. Their ancestors have an awful lot to pay for, and Wren and Derek are the only ones left to settle old debts.
VS Note: From FEB 28
All I wanted was to be seen as a real reporter instead of pretty eye-candy who only does fluff pieces. So when I finally got my way and the story of a lifetime – reporting on the strange alien ships over Austin – I didn’t expect my life to change forever. Forking heck no, I’m not that lucky. I get captured by huge alien beast men who steal women for their own twisted desires and forced to eat gloop from a tube. Everything I’ve ever known has gone to hell… until Makai rescues me. He swears some psychic told him my embarrassing tattoo I got on a drunken bender means I’m his mate. Ha, that’s hilarious. Makai isn’t like the others, though; he’s strong, silent and very bossy, with the most gorgeous brown eyes I’ve ever seen. My reporter’s instinct tells me secrets lie hidden in Makai’s gaze, and I won’t rest until I uncover every one. Amazon KU
Desparion—the place where they put men with an inner monster. A place no sensible beta goes unless they’re seeking a dark, unrestrained kind of thrill. That’s me. The thrill-seeker. Well, not usually, but it’s my birthday, and I’m making an exception. Only, I think I might have taken on more than I can handle…Ryder—no other comes close to his level of raw masculine appeal. All the smoldering good looks that a girl expects from an alpha, along with a brooding stillness that makes me shiver from the other side of the room like he sees things beyond the understanding of us mere mortals. What did I do about it? I propositioned him. Told him it was my birthday and I’d like him as my present. I just wanted to take a big bite out of all that hotness. And that was when I discovered that alphas bite back. Amazon KU
The planet Falosia has an excess of females. The planet Verit has a surplus of males. The best of each have been put forward to start a new colony and find mates, in a last desperate attempt to save both worlds. [SNIP] Denara barely survived her disastrous first attempt at marriage; for years she threw herself into her research, giving herself time to heal. When the opportunity arises to take up a position on the colony, she decides to take a risk for the chance to live, and love, again. Lucius has spent his life under the heel of the ruthless Matriarchs of Verit. Tasked with leading the males of the new colony, he reluctantly accepts the assignment. The last thing he wants is to tie himself to a scheming female through mating, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Denara. Sparks fly, but can they overcome their pasts to find love? With the political machinations of two planets vying for control over the colony, perhaps together, they can bridge the gap between their worlds. Amazon KU
I’ve never laid eyes on a man. Not even in pictures. Eden is a woman’s world. A world no man has ever stepped foot on. But then the Khetar arrive. They’re big alien men, in a big alien ship, with big alien d—Let’s just say it’s a big problem, especially because High Command assigns me to operate the airlock for a diplomatic mission. I make first contact with their king. Their scion. Thuliak. One look into those burning teal eyes is all it takes. He’s the first and last man I ever need to see. A woman from Eden may never touch a man. To touch the male form is to become tainted. Thuliak taints me in that airlock with his eyes, then with his hands, and finally with his tongue. Thuliak claims me as his own. He says he wants me to give him babies. There’s another problem though. The Khetar can’t breed like humans. For them, it takes three. We need a third, my little human. Tschenkar is a rival scion and Thuliak’s mortal enemy. Where Thuliak is noble and righteous, Tschenkar is vile, disgusting, perverted. A scion’s claim is unshakable, and both men have claimed me. The only thing that drives the Khetar more than bloodlust is the need to breed, and if I can give them both the babies they want, it might just be enough to stop them from killing each other. Amazon KU
Family torn from her grip, the searing memory of loss, and an echoing cry for help—Valerie wakes on the floor of an alien space ship. Trapped there for weeks on end, she clings to one thought and one thought alone: rescuing her sister. All she can do is bide her time and wait for a moment where escape might be possible. The day comes. A thunderous roar rocks the ship. There’s gunfire. The other prisoners cower, but not Valerie. Valerie waits. Something is coming. This might be her one and only chance to escape her prison. It doesn’t matter how fierce and monstrous this new hero is, or how viciously he killed her captors. As a matter of fact, fierce, monstrous, and vicious are the exact qualities she wants to channel when Awakening the Red King. Amazon KU
I was tested and sent to an alien as his match.But he was made for me as my mate. Raxor is the kind of Vaznik warrior that makes you feel lucky that your number got called up during the genetic testing.
He’s got the big strong arms that protect me when the bad guys are shooting at us. The long, strong, body that he uses to carry me when we need to run from danger. And the kindness and compassion to make me lose myself in his eyes every night. I didn’t believe the matches could be so perfect.
But with Raxor, I see what we’re fighting for at the edge of the galaxy. And I believe in his cause.
I believe in him. And now… I believe in us. Amazon KU
I was supposed to be safe from the lottery. Set apart for a man who would treat me with dignity.
But…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: It’s scifi romance. I went back to book one of the other series to make sure.
Broken, haunted Johan doesn’t want a bondservant. He certainly doesn’t want a bondservant like Emil, who is mouthy and disobedient and completely disrespectful. But if Johan can overcome his own nature and subjugate Emil, maybe he can finally win the respect of his family—and escape the painful shadows of his past. Emil never expected to get caught for his crimes, and he didn’t expect to end up as a bondservant to one of the richest families on Cadmus Station. He’s willing to play nice, but he refuses to be submissive—there’s nothing submissive about him. His new master is cruel, but he’s inept and inexperienced. Emil can see all the cracks in Johan, and he’s going to take every advantage he can get to gain the upper hand. Leashing His Heart is set in the Under His Heel universe but can be read as a standalone.
To fight humans, I used weapons of war. To conquer me, she used words of love. Her tiny human village has long been a thorn in my side. It’s destruction should have sealed my dominance. Instead it brought Deia into my life. Without another shot, she captured me. Body and soul. I will fight for her till the day I die. My heart screams for her scent. My soul aches for her warmth. My body craves her touch. Nothing will separate us. Our enemies – whether human or Drokan can try. But our love is so strong, I know they will fail. The whole world will hear of the power of our love. Mainly at 3 am when our baby wakes up and cries. Amazon KU
VS Note: Listed in steampunk.
NOTE: Improbable is an ongoing serial. This is the fourth season. New episodes are available weekly on Kindle Vella. A new season (ten episodes) will be published on Kindle approximately every two months. Nine heiresses are missing in Gilded Age New York with no ransom demand. Journalist Miriam Cole’s sister was the first to vanish twelve years ago. The only connection? They all attended the exclusive Pembroke School. Now, a bizarre murder has Miriam on the run, questioning the very nature of reality as she joins forces with a handsome ex-Pinkerton agent, a reluctant psychic, Mark Twain, and the NY League of Skeptics. Can Miriam find the girls or will New York City be destroyed in the crossfire? Amazon KU
VS Note: VERY mixed reviews but certainly different.
T-rex shifter Jag travels across the scorching desert to find a raptor in a distant sanctuary compound. He’s an archaeologist looking for artifacts from before the war, and he needs the size and speed of a raptor to get it, nothing to do with the fact he is renting a sex slave for the job. Choosing the wrong side in the great war landed the raptors with a life of slavery. Mael doesn’t hate his life, he enjoys his job, but he enjoys Jag more. Now he’s wondering how his life would improve to serve just one master? Somewhere along the line, Jag must resist the slave’s sex appeal to finish the job, or give in to his heart’s desires and claim the young man who is doing everything in his power to be loved.
VS Note: Not listed as a romance although there appear to be romantic elements. An LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.
Tucked away in the blue sands of Kol 2, the Motes are on the brink of cultural collapse. Razor, a bold and daring pilot, leads a last-ditch gambit against their local oppressors, the Targitians. The plan – abduct visiting Ambassador Keen Draden and use him as a bargaining chip to restore her people’s independence in the Sagittarius Arm. But when the operation unravels, Razor is forced to renegotiate terms with the arrogant diplomat. Light years away on Heroon a radical resistance blossoms. The alluring rainforest planet haunts Keen. All his problems started there during the Patent War, but it’s where Razor’s troubles may find a solution. The moral tide ebbs, exposing an impossible choice that links their futures together more tragically than they ever thought possible.
As a princess in the impoverished kingdom of Delantria, it’s Aldari’s job to look pretty, speak little, and marry a prince. Studying mathematics and writing papers on economic theory in an effort to fix her people’s financial woes? Her father has forbidden it. With war on the horizon, they must focus on the immediate threat. Reluctantly, Aldari agrees to marry a prince in a neighboring kingdom to secure an alliance her people desperately need. All is going to plan until the handsome elven mercenary captain hired to guard her marriage caravan turns into her kidnapper. His people are in trouble, and he believes she has the knowledge to help. But with an invasion force approaching Delantria, Aldari’s own people need her. She must do everything in her power to escape the elves and make it to her wedding in time. Never mind that her kidnapper is witty, clever, and offers her a challenge that intrigues her mind even as his easy smile intrigues her heart…Aldari can’t let herself develop feelings for him. To fall in love and walk away from her wedding would mean the end of her kingdom and everyone she cares about. Amazon KU
Vampire governor Belladonna Barrone is facing the challenge of her life. Literally. Can she outwit and outlast the vampire council? She has no idea, but she has no plans to go down without a fight. If she manages to survive, another challenge awaits her. Can she handle the responsibility that comes with accepting the crown? Being governor is one thing. Being queen? That’s a whole different set of problems. And there’s a whole new set of enemies out to make sure she doesn’t succeed. All Donna knows for sure is that it’s time to embrace the suck.
Former Navy SEAL Delilah Jones loves her job in the shifter protection agency. She’s a tiger shifter, and a professional who always maintains a cool distance from the people she protects. That is, until she meets Zane and realizes the geeky human is her fated mate. His adorableness is making her tigress desperate to keep him as her own. Man, this job is harder than she thought. Zane is an ultra-geek with a heart of gold who’s learned that his business partner is a money launderer. He turns to the shifter protection agency for help, knowing he can’t face the bear shifter alone. He didn’t expect it would change everything. Like the fact he’d meet the most beautiful woman in his life and want to date her. If he can stay alive long enough to ask her out. Delilah’s job is to make sure Zane survives long enough to testify, which means saving him with a mystery serum when he needs it most. The effects are instantaneous, but also unexpected. Only one problem, the thing that’s supposed to save Zane could be what ends Delilah’s life. Amazon KU
A dragon princess once lost…Juniper hunts down the most dangerous criminals on her black ops missions—and she’s good at it. A dragon shifter who was raised by wolves, she doesn’t know her birth clan and gave up trying to find them a hundred years ago. Since The Fall, when rogue dragons razed half the planet, she’s spent her days hunting down supernaturals who think they can escape justice, delivering her own. During a dangerous mission, she falls into the claws of a sexy warrior dragon adjusting to the modern world—and from the start she knows she’s in trouble. Is now found…
Dragon shifter warrior Zephyr doesn’t fit into this new world. He doesn’t feel like he fits in anywhere—until he meets Juniper and her crew. He knows from the moment he sees the sexy and brave female dragon that they’re destined to be together. Unfortunately, life just got a whole lot more complicated. Not only are they in the fight of their lives against an overwhelming enemy force, but she’s royalty and her long-lost clan has come to bring her home. Even as they fight side by side to save hundreds of humans, he knows that winning her heart will be the hardest and most pivotal battle he’s ever waged. Juniper doesn’t want to get mated, doesn’t trust anyone with her heart—but this is one battle Zephyr will never stop fighting.
The power of Wind, my Elemental traits, and Mage magic is turning up the heat between Tobias and me. His Beta wolf is rising, and I can’t help my responses to him now that he is human. No matter how much I want to be with Tobias, my first love, Malaki is still on my mind, and to the point that my magic is taking me to him. I am still in the middle of these two brothers, but my destiny as a witch shows me my purpose. Malaki and Tobias must settle their differences once and for all. I need them with me if we are to win the battle coming. Mountainside is on the verge of a revolution, and one of them will become king. Amazon KU
What do you get for the goddess who has everything? Aside from the skull of her most prized mortal vessel, that is. Lana didn’t expect an invitation from Isis to the biggest bash in Duat, but then favors are seldom requested without first greasing the wheels. The goddess needs a trustworthy reaper for a top-secret mission: to retrieve the skull of an Egyptian queen before it’s unearthed by archaeologists. The relic possesses magical properties. In the wrong hands, it could unleash a plague on humans–or the afterlives. Lana soon discovers scientists are the least of her worries. If she’d known about the tomb-raiding cult hellbent on resurrecting Seth, she would have charged double. Return to Limbo City with Lana and the gang! They’ll have a cold ale waiting for you at Purgatory Lounge.
Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow. Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor. Charm tends the trees and their clattering fruit for the sake of her children, painstakingly grown and regrown with its fruit: Shame, Justice, Desire, Pride, and Pain. Charm is a whore, and a madam. The wealthy and powerful of Borenguard come to her house to buy time with the girls who aren’t real. Except on Tuesdays, which is when the Emperor himself lays claim to his mistress, Charm herself. But now—Charm is also the only person who can keep an empire together, as the Emperor summons her to his deathbed, and charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire—by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder.
If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil—her freedom. But she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart.
Charm must choose. Her dead Emperor’s will or the whispers of her own ghosts. Justice for the empire or her own revenge.
I am the Dread Queen and I will have my King.I left my ex-husband tied up for dead in Tartarus, but only I know the truth. Worse, I actually feel guilty about it. On Olympus, I am unmoored, drifting toward my final revenge. Except, I didn’t calculate one thing in my plan—Hades’ contempt. It could tear worlds and unleash devastation. Or it could bring me to my knees. Mortals like to say there is a fine line between love and hate, and I plan on proving just how blurry that line can get. AmazonKU
TO HELL WITH IT by Erin Bedford and May Sage
With Heaven literally on their doorstep, Lily must take on her greatest challenge yet. The Wicked Crown. Can she save hell and the man she loves? Or will she be consumed by the crown’s dark powers?
Sloane Wyman is haunted by her past and she’ll let nothing get in the way of her future. She’s vowed to defend her pack as long as there is breath in her lungs. Benedict MacKinnon can’t trust the beast within. Not since it burst forth and nearly cost him everything. But, when his brother and mate are accused of murder, he’s willing to put everything on the line. Benedict must stand before the Supreme Council in their defense, even if it costs him his life and future. Lying and scheming enemies eager to see him spiral out of control test his resolve at every turn. Sloane, as his back-up, is more of a hindrance than a help thanks to the unwanted primal attraction that leaves his inner wolf rumbling. As they become targets in a game they don’t know the rules, and the clock ticks down on their deadline, can they outsmart their enemies? Will they allow themselves to unite via the mate bond? Or will their attempts to save those they love meet a bloody end?
Alyssa, code name Artemis. Alyssa thought being the only woman in the Department of Shifter Affair’s new human-shifter training program would cause trouble. UNDERSTATEMENT! She has three shifters competing for her, another group of shifters trying to control her, and the DSA agent in charge… well, he’s not bothering anyone any more. He’s been murdered, and all eyes are on Alyssa. Sure her knife was found in the body, but that doesn’t mean she killed him. And the fact that the agent was trying to boot her from the program isn’t a motive. Not really. Okay, maybe. At least things can’t get worse. In walks Agent Gallagher, an a**hole with an agenda. Okay, she can avoid him. Maybe. As for Tiernan, of course he has to go feral during the murder investigation. Then there’s Maddox, her white wolf who pushes her away every time they start to get close. Nope, there’s not enough time to explain it all, especially with Rafe, her growly alpha, thinking he can control the a bunch of antagonistic shifters and the DSA. Oh, and her three shifters all want her. Her three shifters from three different packs. Alyssa can’t choose between them. Then again, she doesn’t have to. She’ll choose all three. . . as soon as she figures out how. Amazon KU
When the group from Earth returns home from the dragon realm, each of their lives begins to unravel. While Ashe’s career goes up in smoke, Sydney’s kidnapped from under his nose. Kept drugged in a prison cell, Sydney meets the Dragonborn that have been following her. Although they’re treating her well, she knows they’re after one thing – a Prime baby. Amidst a growing rift among the Briony Dragonborn, Ashe sets out to find his bondmate. But when tragedy strikes, will love be enough? Or will Sydney and Ashe lose the bond they’ve fought so hard to build?
What you see is what you get…Isn’t that the saying? But the face I see in the mirror is most definitely not my own. My life as I know it has been altered drastically by the revelation that I’m not human. And neither are the cute guys who have adopted me into their friend group. Now, I’m forced to traverse a reality I know very little about, uncovering earth-shattering secrets along the way. With Devyn in the hospital fighting for his life, Kian and Tristan at each other’s throats, and a sadistic tutor attempting to teach me how to be fae, I have my work cut out for me. But the secrets plaguing this cute little town are deadly, and I’m about to find out exactly what happens when you’re planted smack dab in the middle of them all. Can I survive my senior year of high school unscathed? Or will I be seduced by the shadows? Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 10. Listed in LGBTQ Fantasy.
Nineteen-year-old Eris Telari was never supposed to rule Brucia. She’s always been more interested in swordplay than courtly intrigue. After her brother’s assassination, however, Eris has no choice but to take up the crown and defend her city against an invasion led by an undefeated elven warlord.
With Brucia’s forces decimated, and a siege looming, Eris needs help. Who better to repel the elven invaders than a band of elven mercenaries? Their leader, Ruith, is as charming as he is deadly, and used to getting what he wants. Six thousand swords strong, his Crows have a reputation for winning against impossible odds. He won’t take a fight he can’t win, and now he has his sights set on Eris…Is it her kingdom he wants? Or her? With assassins and traitors still lurking around every corner, and an army nearly twenty thousand strong at her gates, Eris cannot afford to turn away the Crows’ assistance. Even with their help, the battle for Brucia will be hard-won. And the most dangerous threat may already be inside her walls and vying for a place at her side…NOTE: This series contains four separate slow-burn romances that unfold over several books. Ruith and his Crow commanders have varying and diverse tastes when it comes to romance, but all of them enjoy plenty of spice, so grab your copy and prepare to meet your next book boyfriend(s)! Amazon KU
Two of my fated mates have accepted me, but our pack is fractured. Wild will never claim me, Kaan’s rejection is still killing me, and we’re an easy target for our enemies. If we’re going to stand a chance against the cruel master pack, we have to present a united front. If my wolves don’t accept me, the pack will kill all of us. Their alpha is the woman who abused Draven, and her vendetta is deadly and personal. It’s not just us she hates, but our baby, too. If we don’t stop her, she’ll sacrifice our child to her dark wolf god and slaughter the men I love. Amazon KU
Jax Fortier expected to die as a traitor before he turned thirty…My goals were simple—give our rebel settlement infrastructure and avoid attachment. I didn’t need a woman to weep at my hanging. When our group kidnapped an elite gifted woman known as The Wallflower, we hoped she’d bond with my brother, our leader. Then our side would have a team of time travelers to retrieve the supplies we desperately needed. But the feisty blonde had the nerve to walk into my life and claim my energy instead of my brother’s. In one fell swoop, she became the future and downfall I didn’t want. I must find a way to send her home before I fall for a woman I can’t have. After a decade of waiting, Aria O’Malley still had hope of finding her bond partner…Being elite gifted meant I had my future laid out for me. I’d bond with a perfect man and fulfill my destiny of becoming part of a time traveling team. I kept waiting, only to be kidnapped by rebel forces. My energy chooses a brooding, sexy outlaw who wants nothing to do with me. I refuse to settle for someone who only sees my value as the second strongest gifted female on Earth, and Jax has underestimated my other magical abilities. All I need to do is wait for the right moment to make my escape.
Jackson Pryde and the great guilds of the Black Market are recovering in the aftermath of the fae attacks. With Xander Wright at his side, Jackson finds the strength and spellpower to rebuild. Yet the fae keep coming, infiltrating under cover of illusions and glamor. And then there’s the upcoming Grayhaven gala, a gathering that’s sure to attract the fae’s destructive appetites. Whispers speak of a strange and powerful candle, one that will help Jackson find the source of the fae and stop their attacks forever. Where are the fae coming from? Who is sending them to spread chaos? And most important of all: where will Jackson find the time and courage to propose? Amazon KU
Eden Kelly made the ultimate sacrifice to Shatter the mirror and save her men from the pain and suffering that their love caused by erasing it all. With her timeline reset to before ever meeting them, she does the hard work of therapy and healing so she can make her way through the grief and PTSD that the attack caused her. Back at work and living life again, she still struggles with a feeling of emptiness that something is missing. The love filled dreams she has every night have her yearning for something she doesn’t understand but desperately wants. Sebastian, Luca, Cade and Finn have spent centuries sampling the world’s pleasures, always searching for the one thing that will fill the void they all feel but never find. The faceless woman that has haunted their dreams for over three hundred years gives them hope that one day they will find her and the happiness they all crave.
A chance meeting at their new nightclub, Gothic sparks that hope that she’s the one but the more time they spend together the more the echoes of a life none of them have lived come into focus and make them question everything. Dreams become memories that never happened. Love surges but is tinged with unexplainable anger and despair as what was Shattered slowly pieces itself back together. Can they overcome the damage done from a life they have no memory of living and grasp onto the love they all want…Forever? Amazon KU
The ultimate sacrifice has been made. Cole has paid his penance. Now it’s time for his revenge. Lucifer has been crowned King of Earth, his royal boon something every mortal craves. To be powerful, immortal, and feared. He’s converting mortals into supernaturals thanks to his alliance with Calamity, but it doesn’t work out for everyone. This is an unnatural push against the balance. Supernaturals have their own realms and their own rules, but Calamity thrives in chaos. Lucifer thinks he can control it, and I realize one important distinction. He wants me alive. He wants his brother on his side, Cole, a demon of rage who has proven himself worthy of my love. After our last battle, Lucifer is content to wait, to build his unnatural army until he can storm Fortune Academy Underworld’s gates once again. I’m tired of staying one step ahead of Lucifer. If I had learned anything from our last battle, it was only one thing was going to win this war against the devil. Love. With eight mates, a girl’s going to be busy, so this might take a while. Amazon KU
When someone drops dead right in front of Katelynn Sage’s coffee shop, Mina thinks her chickens have finally come home to roost. But when it turns out that person was murdered, Katelynn begs her to investigate. Initially thinking it’s a trap, Mina is unconvinced, but eventually takes it on. What happens next will have repercussions for all of Fairy Falls long into the future. Amazon KU
Can there be more to hate than meets the eye? A journey north. A curse to break. A world at war. After recent life-altering events, Prince Valance is on a quest to make things better. To undo the afflictions upon him, to find some answers. But the cursed prince has a long road ahead, and his human companion isn’t making it easy. How in Faerie is he supposed to work with this man he hates, a human who hates him just as much? And what is this attraction between him and Kormac? All in his mind? Part of the magic infecting them both? Something else? A dangerous road lies ahead. There is no choice but to embrace this new situation and keep a steady mind and heart. At least until things change for the better. But the human…Oh, the human…Things should not be this complicated!
Shaila will soon become the first woman to join a deeply guarded guild of warriors, The Men of the Mark. Together, they fight to end the civil war that’s left half their country to die of starvation and disease. But Shaila’s presence in the guild stirs a long-hidden corruption within their ranks, and she soon finds herself fighting for her life on two fronts. She’s determined to smite both evils but must do so while guarding a deep and dangerous secret: her love for her Master and mentor, Drauses.
Master Drauses is one of the most notorious Men of the Mark in history. His comrades wish him to lead someday, but he doubts himself, especially after he violates the guild’s strict moral codes by falling in love with his new ward. When their enemies move to strike them down at their weakest moment, Drauses must choose to step up or step aside as he struggles to balance honor and heart in a world that lacks both. Amazon KU
Ava Harper is ready to settle into her new life of witchcraft, necromancy, and being a bonded mate. All she wants to do is help her best friend learn about her powers and write her next bestselling book. Unfortunately, new events conspire to keep her on her toes. Wasn’t almost dying bad enough? In addition to dealing with the chaos in her personal life, now a group of necromancers want to make sure Ava doesn’t abuse her changing power. As she focuses on calming down that drama, a new and separate threat appears out of nowhere to make things more difficult. And all this while trying to plan a wedding. Really, it’s all getting deadly depressing. Ava will have to rely on her strength, her family, and her friends to make sure everyone comes out of this alive. Amazon KU
Hailey Whitfield is fed up with being told what to do, when to do it, and how she should be going about it. Don’t tell her how to live her life. It’s time for Hailey to stand up and do what needs to be done. First up, saving her brother, if he can be saved. Next, complete the mating bond with Jax, the US vampire leader. After that, who knows? Maybe she’ll take on the world. Or at least the vampire council. While she figures out what she’s going to do next, Hailey’s bond recovery agency, The Bond Girls, is thrown into a skip-trace that pulls at the heartstrings. What are the ladies supposed to do when the skip is being unfairly targeted? They do what’s right, of course. Too bad it’s not so cut and dry. But Hailey is determined now. She’s the master of her destiny, and she’ll figure this out, too. Amazon KU
Moving home is bittersweet for Thea Scott. On one hand, she’s happy to escape from her controlling ex-husband. On the other, moving home means putting up with an onslaught of family judgment. So Thea is eternally grateful when her friend Fiona lands her an interview at the Fire Diner in Dark Hollow. Sure, the owner is an intimidating dragon with massive muscles and a growly demeanor. Sure, her heart pounds twice as fast when he brushes past her behind the counter. But he’s made it very clear that he’s not interested, and honestly, it’s probably for the best. At least, that’s what she tells herself. It’s a rare thing, a dragon like Finn choosing to live in a community. But Finn fell in love with this little town long ago and he’ll do anything to keep it whole. What he won’t do — what he can’t do — is fall for the wide-eyed waitress with the big glasses and the tempting curves. Dragons are possessive by nature, and if he lets himself get close, he knows he’ll grab her in his talons and fly her to the nearest mountaintop. Thea’s beautiful and strong, but she’s also been through hell, and he’s not going to make it worse by being another possessive man in her life. But when her ex-husband shows up in town and things start to get heated, will he be able to resist the possessive instincts that boil in his veins? Amazon KU
Luck was definitely not on my side when my boss asked me to accompany him on a trip. It was impossible to peel my eyes away from the hot cowboy rancher. Impossible. Even when I knew it was my only option. Charlie was as damaged as I was. He was wronged by a woman just as badly as I was deceived by a man. But we both got our second chance and I couldn’t say we were making the best of it. I was attracted to my boss, the one man I had vowed to stay away from. But how could I? Especially when he had risked his own life to save mine? And in the process, I discovered who he really was. I couldn’t believe my eyes. And I didn’t want to imagine what would happen once he discovered my own secrets. Amazon KU
My name’s Astra, and I’m a witch. All I want is a relaxed weekend eating charmed chocolates to celebrate my new engagement to Sin, my next-door neighbour and dragon shifter Sheriff. Except, the familiars are on strike (led by twin ferrets), and a goth unicorn is making his move to take over the farm. I should’ve known not to work with demon familiars. Meanwhile, a magical storm lashes Witch Hollow, the most paranormal village in England, bringing with it something deadlier than floods. The mediums report that ghosts are vanishing, and I must work with Sin to solve the mystery. Plus, will my devilish kitten familiar, Satan’s, discovery of a ghost fox, finally save my dad? Amazon KU
VS note: Author states this ends with A Happy For Now…
Mysterious and tragic, Madame Tan’s menagerie is the only home I’ve ever known. It’s a place where two worlds merge, a twilight zone between Earth and the magical Kingdom of Nerifir. The menagerie is filled with fantastic animals, but I discover that Madame captures and displays sentient beings too.
One of them is locked in a crate day and night, not seen by anyone, and one day I learn why— looking at him kills. Even talking to Kyllen is forbidden, but I break that rule. I break many rules for him. He wants his freedom and offers me a chance to escape Madame’s cruelties. Little do I realize that with Kyllen, my heart is in an even greater danger than my life. Can I love a man whom I can’t even see? Amazon KU
Have you ever lost yourself in a fantasy world you created? That’s how I’ve survived the years alone in a reality where humans cower in fear of supernatural creatures hiding behind the veil. All I’ve ever had is my pen, my notebook, and the world I created to make it through the days as a ward of the state, suffering at the hands of the real villains of the world…Humans. The pages of my notebook hold three sinful, feared monsters. Ones that I certainly shouldn’t be pining over since they aren’t even real. I question my grip on reality when real life and fantasy collide as my words suddenly come to life. Out of the pages climb each of the beautifully twisted monsters I created with my ink. Dark Imaginarium Academy claims to want to help me learn about my new powers. The Headmistress says they can protect me, but I’m not so sure about that. The one thing I am sure about? I’ll destroy the world if they try to take my monsters from me. Because my creations aren’t just monsters—they’re my soulmates. Amazon KU
The wildest passion has claws. When a pair of cops with magical abilities become the target of a hate group, they must unravel the plot against them before it costs them their lives — and love. Deputy Erica Harris is a witch who can see the magical auras of those around her, a talent which helps her determine when someone intends to commit a violent crime. Her partner, Deputy Jake Nolan, has a psychic link with an African lion that allows him to manifest the animal’s powers. But it’s tough to serve and protect when demagogues stoke public fear of you. As the two cops fight to unravel a politically motivated web of hate and deceit, Erica and Jake are targeted by a magical assassin hired by the plotters. While dodging murder attempts, they begin to fall in love. But as Jake’s desire makes his inner lion more possessive, his self-control erodes. Can they afford to take a chance on love when so many lives hang in the balance? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Angel Killian Dugan’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland is shattered by the arrival of Legion Commander North. Killian’s skills are needed for an urgent time travel assignment. A rogue demon has escaped back in time. He must discover the why and where then stop the demon before it can damage the past and change the future. Killian’s girlfriend Chinoah Grace, a Native American shapeshifter is included in the mission, which takes them to the wild west town of Wylder, Wyoming in 1878. She will have her hands full fitting in and making friends. Nothing is as it seems. They encounter visions, spirit quests, and a mysterious shaman. On top of it all, blending in as a blacksmith is more physically difficult than he imagined. But not as challenging as keeping his hands off his undercover wife. Will they complete their assignment or run out of time? Amazon Kobo
Just when I thought we had it all figured out, someone takes her from me. I have to get free. I have to find her and bring her home before it’s too late. Before my mate is lost forever.
Falling for the enemy never felt this good…In this enemies to lovers, limited edition anthology, you can enjoy a variety of stories from sports to bullies, business to paranormal and even an MC romance story or two. These 16 authors and a mixed variety of genres will have you caught in a trap of addiction and need with each page and even introduce you to some new authors. This is a charity anthology with all proceeds being donated to Prostate Cancer UK. Amazon
The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir. But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying. Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light—will sacrifice everything to save the city. But their defiance will cost them dearly.
Jack Corman is failing at life. Jobless, jaded and on the “wrong” side of thirty, he’s facing the threat of eviction from his London flat while reeling from the sudden death of his father, one-time film director Bob Corman. Back in the eighties, Bob poured his heart and soul into the creation of his 1986 puppet fantasy The Shadow Glass, a film Jack loved as a child, idolising its fox-like hero Dune. But The Shadow Glass flopped on release, deemed too scary for kids and too weird for adults, and Bob became a laughing stock, losing himself to booze and self-pity. Now, the film represents everything Jack hated about his father, and he lives with the fear that he’ll end up a failure just like him. In the wake of Bob’s death, Jack returns to his decaying home, a place creaking with movie memorabilia and painful memories. Then, during a freak thunderstorm, the puppets in the attic start talking. Tipped into a desperate real-world quest to save London from the more nefarious of his father’s creations, Jack teams up with excitable fanboy Toby and spiky studio executive Amelia to navigate the labyrinth of his father’s legacy while conjuring the hero within––and igniting a Shadow Glass resurgence that could, finally, do his father proud. Amazon AB Kobo
VS Note: From FEB 21
I’ve always known I’m a terrible cook. But summoning a demon while attempting to make a simple chicken soup? That’s just next level. Asmodeus, King of Hell, ruler over too many demon armies to try counting them, is in the middle of my destroyed kitchen, awaiting an explanation. He says I’m a powerful witch, but that’s just ridiculous. He says he’s bound to me, and he’ll fulfill any wish I have.
What do I say? Despite his horns, hooves, and tail, he’s stupidly handsome. And I need to find a way to banish him before he gets under my skin. Amazon KU
I knew attempting to cook something from scratch was a bad idea. All I wanted was to impress my friends with some homemade deviled eggs. Now there’s a seven-foot-tall creature of Hell in my kitchen who’s saying I’m a powerful witch and that I summoned him. He’s more than happy to… ahem… devil my eggs, if that’s my wish and command. No. Not a witch, and I definitely don’t want a horned and hooved demon, or his barbed tail anywhere near my eggs. Naberius is sin itself, and if I don’t banish him quick, I’m afraid he might corrupt me. One problem, though. I have no idea how I summoned him in the first place. It turns out my grandma’s recipe book is actually filled with spells, and since no one told me I’m a witch, I can’t read them. Time to find out what really happened to the women in my family and why they kept me in the dark. It might take a trip to Hell and a contract signed with Naberius, but I’ll get to the bottom of it. I know what you’re thinking… Is it smart to sign a contract with a demon? No, it’s not. But hear me out. Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 18.
Someone is leaving mutilated bodies in their compound as a warning. But a warning for what? Lyssa, the daughter of the Greek Goddess of Magic, already has a lot on her plate: two unblessed children, an unwanted engagement, a community of shifters and Atlanteans to run, and an assassin vampire lover. Even her second-in-command, wolf shifter Rion, is baffled by the murders. A visit to the parallel dimension Atlantis, the realm of her birth, reveals an atrocity that brings the former Atlanteans to the brink of war. Only an appeal to Athena gives them a glimmer of hope against a foe supported by Ares, the God of War. Amazon KU
The shifters in her compound can’t transform. Is it a virus or an attack on Lyssa’s community? Even the Rhabdos’s magic can’t set things right. Lyssa’s concern for her people is overshadowed by her obsession to bring the demigod responsible for her lover’s death to justice and the end of her unwanted engagement. In her quest, she must execute an impossible plan in the Mount Olympus realm to bring the truth out into the open. As the risk to the shifter population escalates, the Rhabdos is called upon to bless an alpha who may have Atlantean blood. The consequences of the result could endanger her compound and the child she’s sworn to protect. Amazon KU
Through three all-ages fairy tales of kindness and acceptance, presented in English and Romanian, Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm draws from personal experiences, Romanian folklore with Dacian roots, and our fundamental need—to believe in ourselves. Richly illustrated by Michigan artist Matthew Spencer in shades of color and gender, the words of Ava Kelly assure that we all belong. “From aromanticism to nonbinary gender, LGBTQIA+ themes in Alia Terra are always portrayed with a gentle kindness that we need in our lives, and an eager, resilient confidence. Read the stories and share them with your loved ones!” —Bogi Takács, Hugo and Lambda Award-winning author
VS Note: From FEB 4
The kingdom of Dardrith is under attack from hordes of juvenile dragons. When the king offers marriage to his daughter as a reward to whoever can discover the source of the dragons and prevent future infestations, Meg’s best friend, Ronan, convinces her to help him win the ultimate prize and save their families from a lifetime of poverty. Despite her initial reluctance, they also enlist the aid of Ronan’s sister, the village blacksmith, and a stranger Meg meets in the local marketplace. The band of aspiring heroes doesn’t travel far before the identity of the stranger is exposed; she is none other than the king’s daughter herself, Princess Celendra. Aside from being the heir to the throne, Celendra is keeping some other secrets. During a battle with a group of dragons, she reveals she has magical powers, the ability to conjure and manipulate elements such as fire and water. Furthermore, she confesses that, like Meg, she would prefer to pursue romantic relationships with other women, which she hasn’t told her father. As they journey throughout the land, Meg and Celendra embark on a passionate fling, though Meg tries not to form any deep emotional attachment to the princess due to their respective social classes. Following revelations about the dragon attacks and her family history, Celendra must choose between doing what’s expected of her or taking charge of her own destiny. The future of Dardrith is at stake. Can Meg and Celendra find a way to remain together while protecting the people and home they love? Amazon KU
A war of Fae Houses. A Prince waking from darkness. A woman drenched in his blood. Prince Renaud, my mother’s killer, is waking. The Court has not felt the full weight of an Old One in centuries, and it’s my fault. I am Aerinne Capulette, Lady of House Faronne, and I will have my vengeance against House Montague and Renaud. But despite the ground war I’ve led since I was a child, we remain locked in bloody stalemate. If the Prince takes the field against us, he will rip from my mind the secret that will shred any hope for peace, or victory. He will kill me if he discovers the truth. . .sweet, foolish child. Your death is not what I desire. I have not waited, watched, and planned for centuries to let something as petty as a halfling girl’s vengeance keep me from claiming what is mine. To protect you, and to ensure my reign, I will bend you to my will. I will slake this obsession with your blood and tears, and I will yield you to no one. Let your House protest. Let my Court look aghast. They are nothing. And you—you are my anchor. We may be enemies, but your hatred only seduces my darkness. Amazon KU
She’s gone from riches to rags…Once a castle courtier, Avianna now toils as a laundry maid. She owes the landlady two moons’ rent, and she’s destroying her one asset—her looks. Her best and only plan to escape poverty is to lure hapless Jeb Doolihan into marriage. Jeb’s handsome and rich… and boring. And Avianna can’t stop thinking about her new friend in the village, the humble fairy Thorn. Thorn actually talks to her, unlike most men. He’s teaching her to read. And now he’s starting to look far too attractive. But Thorn’s a fairy. And fairies can cast love spells. Avianna is determined to resist his charms and pursue her goal. Thorn doesn’t fit the picture of the secure life she’s always wanted. But when they escape together from a pirate invasion, that picture starts to change.
A respected magus and city leader intent on criminalizing Seattle’s most vulnerable magickers hires a young woman as a lady’s companion to curb his rebellious daughter’s outrageous behavior. The widowed owner of a speakeasy encounters an opportunity to make her husband’s murderer pay while she tries to keep her shapeshifter brother safe. A notorious thief slips into the city to complete a delicate and dangerous job that will leave chaos in its wake. One thing is for certain—comeuppance, eventually, waits for everyone.
VS note: May not contain Fantasy or PNR – I don’t know – but it’s a very worthy cause.
Protect the innocent. Provide for families. We stand with Ukraine. Across the globe authors have come together to provide stories filled with hope, heart and understanding, inspired by the events of February 2022. STAND FOR UKRAINE is a collection of romance, women’s fiction and poetry. Proceeds go to Save the Children’s efforts to provide Ukrainian children with food, warmth, shelter and psychological support. Amazon
Unaware of the time bomb ticking inside her, Mia had lived the perfect life until it all came to a screeching halt, but despite the difficulties she faces, she doggedly pursues her dreams. Once known as the god of knowledge and wisdom, Toven has grown cold and indifferent. Disillusioned with humanity, he travels the world and pens novels about the love he can no longer feel. Seeking to escape his ever-present ennui, Toven gives a cutting-edge virtual experience a try. When his avatar meets Mia’s, their sizzling virtual romance unexpectedly turns into something deeper and more meaningful. Will it endure in the real world? Amazon KU
Dreams are real. At least they are for Harmony Carson. When the murders carried out during her nightmares begin to manifest themselves in the real world Houston sets everything aside to help Harmony track the killer they are certain has formed a psychic connection with Harmony during her sleep hours. Rescue Alaska is a warm yet fast moving mystery series with a light paranormal twist. Harmony Carson, a search and rescue volunteer, has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to rescue, and more often than not, she can feel their fear and their pain as well. As her gifts develop she begins to connect not only with those she is destined to rescue but those she is destined to stop as well. Amazon KU
A forsaken mate. A dangerous scent. Can a heartbroken werewolf save one small human before her life is cut short? Werewolf Rowan didn’t think his life could get any worse. His promised mate abandoned him three years ago. But as bad as that was, now even his memories of her are fading, and he knows only agony. Yuti is just a human art student living a normal life. Werewolves, vampires, fae? She doesn’t believe in any of it. She’s blissfully ignorant of all the things that stalk her. Rowan has never gotten along with Yuti, but when she comes into the café smelling like vampire, he needs to get close to her fast to find out what’s going on. Yuti has no idea why the local café’s barista is suddenly interested in all aspects of her life, but he’s getting a little too pushy for her liking. Will this fiercely independent human let Rowan protect her, or is it already too late? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: From FEB 14.
Bonnie’s life is finally slowing down, but on a weekend getaway with her mate Rikki, things quickly turn sour when a human is killed right in front of them. Worse, Bonnie has a stalker with an unimaginable power, and if she doesn’t confront this dangerous individual, it might cost her pack and friends their lives. With time against her, Bonnie will have to make her toughest decision yet.
Meet the Order of the Black Oak: a powerful order of modern-day warriors fighting evil to protect the ones they love. When Montreal vampire Emmeline Dubois regains her lost soul in a spell gone wrong, she embarks on an arduous journey toward her redemption. But a zealous vampire hunter is hell-bent on killing her, and even the secret love of powerful Mount-Royal Immortal Professor Justinien St-Amand might not be enough to save her.
When a goddess gives you a task, you don’t say no. Foster – Ten years ago, one bad choice lost me my pack. Since then, I’ve been a rogue wolf, and I’m content to stay that way until the Moon Goddess shows up and tells me to find my mate. One look at her and two things become very clear. She’s no wolf and…she has no idea who I am. Andie – It’s not every day you find out you’re a witch mated to a wolf. To be fair, I was already beginning to question if magic might be real. I know, it sounds crazy—but what other explanation is there for this strange glowing light coming from my hands? When a couple of witches attack me, I’m thrust into a life that was stolen. Erased. Turns out there’s a lot more than magic that’s been waiting for me. All I have to do is take the chance and embrace it. But can I give up everything I am for a coven and soulmate I never knew existed? Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 15
When you’re at your lowest and you realize you’ve hurt those you’ve professed to love the most, things change and your thinking change… if you’re smart. Brion Robertson was considered smart by those who know him. They will also be the first to tell you what an asshole he is, but them reminisce on the small moments his kindness and love shone through. Granted, in the past years, those moment had been nearly non-existent. When he disappears for years, absence does not make the heart grow fonder for anyone, not even his beloved sister. Until, when he can barely move, and can’t even speak, someone walks through the door, quite literally, and everything changes. Being forgiven is easy. Paying for your sins is a lot harder.
Young widow Annabel Chalfont, Countess of Fellbridge, has two small sons to raise, a mountain of her late husband’s debts to pay off, and a secret: she’s a shadow-shaper, able to manipulate shadow as anyone else might clay. She and six other high-born ladies with equally extraordinary abilities defend England against supernatural crime—but the world knows them only as the Lady Patronesses of Almack’s, Regency London’s most exclusive social venue. The social season of 1810 starts out like any other year, but a sudden influx of strangers to Almack’s exclusive balls means only one thing: someone is forging vouchers, and the evidence points to Annabel. And if finding the forger and clearing her name aren’t challenging enough, there’s dealing with her husband’s old crony, the Marquess of Quinceton, and his hungry wolf stare. Amazon Apple Books Kobo Author’s Universal Link
It’s been three years since Miranda Crescent left New York City, sacrificing all that was precious, to become the Elemental she was always destined to be. But ambition comes with a price, and much has changed since she’s been gone. Learning about the brutal death of a loved one, Miranda vows vengeance on those responsible. A quest that will test the limits of her power and forever change the course of her life. Meanwhile, Lord Valadon, King of the Vampires, has his hands full running his corporation, ValCorp. Since the loss of his greatest ally, and the disappearance of another, he must finally confront the group responsible for the deaths of his people, the dangerous HOL, and its leader, Stuart Blackmore, aka The Regent. Amazon KU
Red Hooper’s never been what you’d call lucky, but searching for coffee and finding a dead body instead takes things to a whole other level. Even worse, she and her camper van, Bubbles, just rolled into town, and being the new girl makes her suspect number one. Red never lingers in one place for long—she’s got secrets better left undiscovered—and this time she’s definitely overstayed her welcome. Caught in the crosshairs of a police investigation and creeping to the top of the real murderer’s to-do list, Red will have to plant some roots if she’s going to survive. Easier said than done. It seems like everyone in town has made up their mind about Red…except the mysterious Noah Adams. The gruff townie might be the key to proving her innocence—if he doesn’t bring even more trouble her way. Together they unravel the mystery surrounding the murder, but Red will be forced to embrace her psychic gifts if she’s going to clear her name before the real murderer snuffs her out.
Most people believe magic only lives in the imagination and fanciful thoughts, but the signs are becoming more pronounced, and therefore difficult to ignore. Something monstrous wants control. Now it’s up to a select chosen few, a humble group who deal in magic and the paranormal, to prepare to face and inevitably fight this darkness. The battle is coming near. It whispers of horrors and echoes of screams. A band of brothers in arms, brought together by the fates will be shoved into the unsteady world of ghosts, demons, and beings that prefer the darkness. The howls of wolf shifters in the distant hills are coming for Sky, Jessie, Tom, David, and James. Some will be comrades joining the fight, while others will be foes, aligned with the unholy. Necessary allies, fated to be found will increase the group’s powers along their plight. This will be a fight that decides who will control the domain of this Earth. The overwhelmed and unknowing group face off against a wickedness they could not have dreamed of, all the while finding powers within themselves and in each other. They must succeed because it’s literally a fight for the domain of who will walk this Earth.
Brandi Simmons’ love life has been a series of disappointments. After a short-term time travel trip to the past, she finds herself more alone than ever. A confrontation with the magical matchmaker, Dr. Lachele Simpson only results in a way to vent her feelings and getting lost in the Teton Mountains.
Boone Weston has traveled into the wilderness to escape his painful past. Unfortunately, he cannot outrun his memories. A collision with a wayward moose causes a different kind of pain, but also a strange hallucination with a colorful character intent on changing his future path. Brandi and Boone are both surprised by the circumstances in which they find themselves. The twists and turns through impossible conditions allow them to face decisions most only find in dreams. Will time run out before they answer the call of their hearts? Amazon Kobo
Peyton – I’m a freelance reporter looking to make a name for myself. The men I work for only want me to report on fashion and flower shows. But I’ve found myself a nice juicy murder. I approach Mr. Knight alone to interview him about what he knows. Shots ring out and he whisks me away to his castle for my safety he says, but now he won’t let me go home. My investigation has established that he is a dangerous and dominant man but the agreement he is offering me is … tempting. Joshua –
Her first mistake was thinking she could uncover my secrets. As soon as I see her, I know she is my fated mate. I’m going to keep her but first I need to find out who is trying to kill her. She thinks those shots were meant for me but I know better, the red dot was on her back. Her second mistake was running from me. She will not get far. Lions love hunting down their prey. I will find her and bring her back. Whether she accepts the agreement or not, she belongs with me and I keep what is mine … forever. Amazon KU
It’s not just Alexander Kempthorne’s secrets bubbling to the surface of London’s streets…Time is running out for John “Dom” Domenici. Outmanoeuvred at every turn by the figure known as “M”, only Kempthorne can free Dom, but juggling the horrors of his own past, containing a rising preternatural threat and the twisted machinations of “M” might just be too much, even for Kempthorne. Can Kage Mitchell be trusted to help? Alexander Kempthorne lost an agent before. He’ll not lose another. He’ll do anything to save Dom, and if that means revealing who and what he truly is, then his time has come. Amazon KU
What do a fake client, an attempted abduction, and a decade of secrets have in common? Apparently everything. I don’t remember the shadow realm, but the land recognizes me as someone it once knew. The lost heir, worshipped and adored… She’s painted on the sides of buildings like some demonic vigilante waiting to accost you in the nearest alleyway. What I don’t know is that she is me. Badass bounty hunter. Mostly fearless. Pint-size terror. Full-size train wreck. I’m surrounded by an onyx cloak; from the demons I befriended in my sanctuary to the creatures I grew up with inside the castle walls. Now, even the strangers who desperately need me bring a cloud of darkness to aid in my fight. The men in my life are spine-chilling monsters, but I might be the worst one of all. AmazonKU
A shunned princess. A reluctant king. A marriage that could save both their kingdoms . . . but destroy their hearts. Though she is the oldest daughter, Princess Faraine lives in the background, shunned from court and kept out of sight. Her chronic illness makes her a liability to the crown, and she has learned to give place to her beautiful, favored younger sister in all things. When the handsome and enigmatic Shadow King comes seeking a bride, Faraine is not surprised that her sister is his choice. Though not eager to take a human bride, King Vor is willing to do what is necessary for the sake of his people. When he meets the lively Princess Ilsevel, he quickly agrees to a marriage arrangement.
So why can’t he get the haunting eyes of her older sister out of his head? Amazon KU
Mitzy Moon is determined not to spoil her surprise birthday party. She’s been dodging questions and playing dumb for months, but a sassy snoop can only take so much. And distraction turns to madcap disaster when she’s caught in a bank hold up by a gun-toting White Rabbit and his grinning gang. Held hostage by the Mad Hatter and his masked cohorts, Mitzy’s plan to get the bank employees out alive is percolating nicely. However, without the calm alchemist or her feisty feline, things are coming to a rapid boil. Help is on the way, but it could arrive too late…Can Mitzy keep the armed gang from violent measures, or will her scheme collapse like a house of cards? AmazonKU
It’s hard to believe I ever fought against the bond between us, because now our connection is the only thing giving me hope. I’m falling in love with each of these beautiful, monstrous men, and as long as we’re together, I know everything will be all right in the end. So why does my Sight keep showing me a vision of the future without them by my side? Amazon KU
Abducted during a devastating ambush, Clare is now the captive of ruthless mercenaries. Dragged through the wilderness while grieving heart-rending loss, she must maintain the illusion that she is the princess. Because if she lets the mask slip, even for a moment, the Mortisians will have no reason to keep her alive. After arresting traitors close to the crown, Desfan fights to rebuild his court, knowing that the imminent arrival of the Devendran princess will further upset the precarious balance in Mortise. But Desfan’s world is rocked when he discovers a rumor that rewrites the most devastating event in his life. He will stop at nothing to find the truth–no matter where it leads. As Grayson struggles to find his footing in Mortise, he discovers new friends and enemies. His life is further complicated by the tenuous alliance with his spymaster brother. With secrets deepening around him, Grayson must decide where his loyalties truly lie. Through it all, his heart remains in Ryden with Mia. Unfortunately, his love for her is no secret, and the Black Hand is a coveted weapon . . .Eyrinthia holds its breath as allies and enemies collide. Secrets. Lies. Betrayals. Nothing will be the same. Amazon KU
Men like this don’t exist. Gorgeous, dark, angry, seductive…stone doesn’t come to life and leave me wanting more. It’s impossible. Until it isn’t. My name is Christine Daniels, and I am going mad. It was supposed to be simple: one month, one opera, one chance to make my entire career. But now I’m going crazy. I was only here to sing, but nothing in Paris is what it seems, and the old opera house feels very much alive. Voices echo through walls, gargoyles come to life, and I’m dragged into a whole new world that I never knew existed. A world of monsters. By day they whisper through stone, and by night they make me theirs. Fangs and wings and claws that leave me aching with need. Pleasure that claims me over and over until I only belong to them. But darker monsters than mine are hunting me. In order to punish my mates, they’ve decided they want me. And because I’m not made of stone, I might not survive. Amazon KU
He bullied me into an arranged marriage. Humiliated and tormented me until the shame got the best of me. I escaped him, but now he’s here, living in my town, and working in my office. And now that we meet again…it’s about time I got some revenge. I know the game he plays, and it’s not easy for me to win it. Of all of his tactics, I hate the flirting the most. The way he leans in close, stroking my hair back from my cheek. Giving me long, lingering glances, that ever-present smirk on his handsome face. I summon all my hatred for him, trying to not let him get under my skin. And yet, I can’t keep myself from wanting to look beneath his harshness. To see if somewhere, I can find another side to him. The sweet side that comes out only in the darkness. The side that might love me just as I secretly love him. Amazon KU
Freelance photographer Skye Somers goes to the Natural History Museum to photograph their Native American Exhibit. While there, she becomes enchanted by a life-sized cardboard cutout of a Lakota warrior identified as Wolf Who Walks on the Wild Wind, little knowing it will change her life forever. Jason Wolf has the unique ability to travel between the present and the past. He is intrigued by the woman who is obviously smitten by his likeness in the museum. Wanting to know her better, he arranges to meet her. Skye is stunned by Jason’s resemblance to a man who lived over a hundred years ago, and by the undeniable attraction that immediately sparks between them. In time, she discovers that the reason Jason looks so much like Wolf Who Walks on the Wild Wind is because they are the same man. But that isn’t the only secret he’s been hiding in the night. Amazon KU
Atlas Arcturus is trouble. I knew it from the start. I knew it from the second he kissed me after I agreed to be his pretend girlfriend. But I seriously underestimated how one alpha heir could take my heart and destroy it. Now I have to pick up the pieces and survive what the academy throws at me. There is a traitor in the academy, someone who is feeding information to the wearbears. I’m tasked with working with Atlas to find out who it is. The more time I spend around him, I realise he should have always stayed my enemy. My tutor. Off-limits to me. Because once I gave Atlas Arcturus my heart, my body, and my soul, I should have known he wouldn’t ever give it back. Amazon KU
Charley Thomas is in danger of losing the job she loves as a motorcycle cop. The stress of having suffered a brutal assault makes her a risk to herself and her fellow officers. If only she could remember more details of the assault, she could round up the creeps and make them pay.
When the sexy German motorcycle mysteriously shows up in her driveway, she can’t resist a ride. Little does she suspect that the bike is also a man who will help her to track down the rapists and feel whole again. Amazon Kobo
VS Note: This one intrigued me so I went back and bought book one so we’ll see…
Who says The Apocalypse has to be the end of good times? For Diego Salazar, the career his father had insisted was his destiny turned out to be the perfect preparation for the End of Times. The Army made him a warrior—and then it turned him into a monster. As second-in-command of Fort Davis, deep in the New Frontier, his days have been spent hunting for other monsters and then spending their free time doing what comes naturally for vampires. Humans serve two purposes, and he’s fine with that—until his unit accepts a ragtag bunch of survivors and brings them inside the military camp. Now, the one thing he thought would never happen to him—finding one woman who holds his interest longer than a night—happens in an instant of sudden, searing lust, and he quickly makes sure everyone knows he’s claiming her for his own. For Ramona Jeffers, the repeating message going out over the airwaves, inviting refugees to come to a safe haven at Fort Davis, is a beacon of hope. The leader of a small group of survivors that has been searching for refuge, she’s weary from constantly scavenging for food and shelter and always watching over her shoulder for the dangers that hide in the darkness. When she arrives at Fort Davis and discovers that vampires are in charge, she sees her hopes crumbling before her eyes. But the vampires there offer the refugees a deal—their labor and their blood, if they will give it—in exchange for a safe place for them and their families. Knowing they may be risking everything, Ramona and her small “tribe” agree, not knowing that others are watching and waiting to take everything they have. Amazon KU
Rain, a young silver-haired healer from the fire kingdom, is wrenched from her bed in the middle of the night. She finds an astonishingly handsome patient in Oak, a fire dragon shifter and renowned battle hero whose prone, stripped body she can’t seem to look away from…But Rain believes Oak still loves his dead wife, and besides, he has a strange attitude toward her. She tries to stay professional, but when she senses the intensity of his feelings, she can’t help but wonder at the nature of them…is it grief she detects, lust, or love? After Rain saves him from certain death, Oak has a strong urge to repay her.He vows to protect Rain from all kinds of dangers, including the flirtatious king Topaz.
But after one particularly dark, cold, and treacherous evening that leaves Rain tousled and in great need of care, Oak must accept his urge to protect as mixed with a different kind of hunger…
Surrounded by a snow storm, they are shut up in a castle, and Rain is removing her dress to, reluctantly, let Oak heal her wounds…despite the cold, they begin a steamy romance…but will the relationship survive their immense power and responsibilities? Amazon KU
STAR CRUISE A NOVELLA: STOWAWAY with Star Cruise Rescue and Golden Token Short Stories.
In this volume I’ve gathered three stories set in the Sectors which have previously only been available in anthologies (which are no longer on sale), plus a bonus Sectors short holiday story that I originally wrote for my blog.
Star Cruise: Stowaway: A novella of 22K words, previously in the first Pets in Space™ anthology.
Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become more interesting – and deadly.
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