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.
Lia: As if being abducted by space slavers wasn’t bad enough, I’m sold to a species of aliens in need of extras for their immersive entertainment moons, where their privileged citizens can hunt or battle or bed us at their leisure. When I’m separated from my crew and dropped into a lush alien jungle, I have no idea which fantasy moon I’m on—until the first arrow nearly impales me. The alien who saves me and kills my attacker isn’t one of them. He’s a Taori who crash-landed on the moon and is now part of the life-or-death game. Massive and menacing with horns, a tail, and dark ink covering every bit of exposed flesh, Torst eyes me with an undeniable hunger that scares me almost as much as the aliens hunting us. But if I want to survive, my only chance is to accept his protection. Torst:
The last thing I need to worry about as I attempt to stay alive and find my fellow Taori warriors is a human female, but once I save Lia from a deadly attack, she is mine to protect. I’m trained to kill and to defend, and I will need to do both if I’m to safeguard the small, alluring creature and survive the aliens’ hunt. If only I didn’t have to worry about my species’ mating fever curse and the strange stirrings within me. Soon I’ll be battling more than the alien hunters. I’ll be fighting off the uncontrollable urge to claim Lia as my mate—whether she wants to be mine or not. Amazon KU
April left behind her dreams to become a professional dancer the day she learned her work contract was for a gentlemen’s club instead of a theatre. She’s waiting tables and trying desperately to avoid the stage when she gets an opportunity to take a job as a nanny on idyllic planet Ulfgard. The previous nanny storms out of the fancy penthouse screaming about the awful kids, but April can’t wait to roll up her sleeves and help. It’s their intimidating, achingly gorgeous father who has her stomach in knots. Khall Rivvor is a war hero – a hotshot Jordraaki pilot who gained even more unwanted fame for his good looks. All he wants is a quiet home life. But the arrival of the new nanny has turned his world upside down. And while April works her magic with Bolynne’s hot temper and Minerva’s shyness, she’s weaving a spell over Khall’s heart, too. It’s all he can do to remind himself that she’s young and she’s depending on him for a roof over her head. He can’t give in to the need to touch her, even if it’s tearing him apart. When danger from April’s past surfaces, Khall’s protective instincts go into hyperdrive. But it’s April who will have to face her fears and step up to protect the people she loves. Will Khall surrender to desire and open his heart to her in spite of everything? Or is this pilot destined to fly solo?
Perim rules the Koldar with a cold heart and distant hand. His people are proud and view the rest of the galaxy as little more than chattel. When he’s forced to save a human slave, he has no idea of what to do with this pale and odd-looking creature. Kate is hard-headed, stubborn and unbreakable, or so she’d like everyone to think. When the ship she’s on crashes on an alien planet and the Sotul’s slaves run away, it’s up to her to look after the injured alien. So she’ll do it. She’ll look after the purple, horned and arrogant leader. But in exchange when they’re rescued, he’ll free her. As time passes and Perim grows to admire the guts and tenacity of the human, the idea of freeing her becomes harder to swallow. But how can he keep her, knowing the struggles she will face should he choose to make her his Sotala? Amazon KU
With their rage jacked up to brutal levels, they are either shipped off to a remote island to fight among themselves or pitted against other deadly creatures in exhibition short events. Yet, Grim is different. Sure, he can feel the all-encompassing rage, but he knows there is more to him than just his compulsion to kill. Plus, that human hottie that just entered the arena — the one he is supposed to kill — well, she’s just straight-up gorgeous. She’s feisty too and that somehow speaks to the part of him that doesn’t want to be the monster he was born as. Can Erica change Grim? Can she help him to become the man he always knew he could be? Amazon KU
Nero: Dex Draven’s the most intimidating guy at our intergalactic next-gen leaders’ camp. And his psycho galactic tyrant of a dad has a crucifixion obsession. Our two races are deadly enemies, but Dex was my boyhood best friend. Suddenly he’s all grown up—and suddenly he can’t stop staring at me. I don’t know whether to be afraid that it’s all a figment of my telepathic imagination…or that every dangerous desire we’re forbidden to acknowledge is real. Dex: I’m one combat-to-the-death away from the imperial command I’m determined to achieve. All I need to do is keep my junk in my pants. Besides, Ben Nero’s the most gorgeous, most maddeningly unattainable, most sought-after guy at camp. There’s no way he’d ever look twice at a buttoned-tight, hyper-competitive, compulsive overachiever like me. Until the night I blunder in on Nero in the shower. Which is a total catastrophic mistake. Because letting Nero in close, the way I’m burning to do, means risking the ultimate punishment.
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For over a year, Mauviek has done his part to keep the humans safe from the dangers that surround them on Xavren. All it took was one stupid move by a group of them to push clan war into their territory. That’s when he first saw and rescued Natalie. Before the night ended, the vicious barbarian came out to play, leaving a trail of blood and death behind. Visions of what happened to her haunt him. If she belonged to him, protecting her would be on his terms. Natalie knows Mauviek saved her. And still, she can’t help being afraid of the violence in him. But she’s even more terrified of the dangers he protects her from. She feels safest when he’s near but the thought of a claiming by him isn’t something she’s open to. At least not yet. She’s trying to find herself again and leave the past behind, but life is funny like that. Instead, trouble comes knocking. When everything starts to fall apart, there’s only one barbarian she trusts. But this time, his help won’t come for free. AmazonKU
VS note: From FEB 22
As Ezmira’s troupe travels from world to world, she enjoys dancing for citizens and royalty alike. Soothed by the spell of her grace, Quasim knows she’s the key to forgetting his past, so he takes her. Morals as mangled as his flesh, he sees no wrong in capturing the precious Ezmira in hopes of finding peace. Will this Nomad ever find joy in dancing for her Hunchback, or will they forever be at odds?
Sold by my father to a group of strange men, I vow to never trust another male again.
When my buyers turn out to be scientists who plan to experiment on me, I pray for a savior.
Fate sends me a savage, horned alien alpha instead. Can I learn to trust him, or is he as cruel as the rest of his gender?
I am a lesser? From a servant world? A nobody? What a joke. The man who discounts me is the one who loses. Because me? I know royalty when I see it. They call me the Kingmaker. And I am never wrong. Even on an alien world, he will do anything to possess me. The Prince of Blades. His world is in shambles. His conquerors have turned against him. All because of a few pesky lessers like me. I can make him into an emperor. I can fix his fractured world and bring his generals into line. But he might not like who he has to become to win. Us lessers aren’t exactly who they thought we were, ha ha.
And me? Well, I have a few secrets of my own. And I’ll only reveal those to a true king.
VS Note: Listed in Steampunk.
When Rosie took the job as the Outer Rim’s only cook, she never thought she’d run into her old flame – her old flame who was now, apparently, married. With strange, cryptic notes being delivered to her quarters in the middle of the night and nothing more than canned beans, she has her work cut out for her to keep her head down and her profile low. Delia spent her entire career working towards this point, so why now does everything seem so off-balance? Her husband is busy making deals with General Fineglass, she’s reporting on how the station is about to become the Gateway Beyond the Rim, but when her friend and co-worker mysteriously turns up dead, it’s up to her to find out why. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Taariq Xanon, tiger shifter leader of Nova Aurora’s Southern Mountain Streak, has a big problem. Rumors say that the Streak is cursed because their leader hasn’t chosen a mate, and his people are starting to demand that he settle down. So when he meets his mate, he’s sure everything’s going to be fine. Right? Not so fast. Sierra Rylee, friends with Nova Aurora’s queen, Bella, has not seen her friend in years. So when she can’t find the perfect anniversary gift for Bella, Gerri Wilder convinces Sierra to surprise her friend in person. And would it be so bad if Gerri can help her meet a nice guy in the process? Little does Sierra know that Gerri has big plans for her. Once she sees Taariq, she’s willing to give an alien shifter a try. The big sexy Taariq sweeps Sierra off her feet, but something else is afoot. Someone from Taariq’s past isn’t happy with Sierra’s presence and is willing to stop at nothing to break the couple apart. Can these two figure out who’s targeting Sierra before it’s too late? Amazon KU
When Ashen heads east to New York City to find Finn’s brother, she finds herself confronted by an entirely new set of problems. The city is a war zone overshadowed by the Behemoth, the largest Arcology in existence. Few are allowed entry, and those who go in never leave. At first, Ashen assumes the power structure is one she knows well: Directorate vs. Dregs, Wealthy vs. Poor. She’s seen this fight before, and she knows how to win it. She soon discovers that the power in New York is held entirely by one young man. Known only as the Bishop, he’s mysterious, unnervingly handsome, and smooth-voiced. His allure is undeniable, despite his tendency toward cruelty. But as Ashen gets to know him, she begins to question how he managed to gain so much power at such a young age. Who is the Bishop, really? And where did he come from? The even more mysterious question is….What exactly goes on inside the Behemoth? Amazon KU
BREE: Life’s a game, and I thought I knew the rules. But the game changed when I was abducted from Earth and sold to an alien pleasure house. New rules? Earn my freedom any way I can. The fastest route is warming the brutish king’s bed. He’s dominating, possessive, and ruthless with his attentions. He doesn’t just want to claim me as his concubine. He wants to conquer me. I shouldn’t enjoy that as much as I do. The more time I spend with him, the more I wonder if I want to be free of him at all. THREN – My brother has claimed the emperor’s throne—the throne that should have been mine. He’s offered to share his power with me, on one condition: Find and rescue the missing terrakins so they can return to their planet. I found one. But I have no intention of rescuing her. And I am definitely not returning her. She’s mine. My fated queen. My key to power. And possibly my undoing. AmazonKU
VS note: Not a romance. Scifi release of note.
The First Rule is the most important: Always run, never fight. For generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars. The year is 1968 and she is on the cusp of destiny, poised to launch the first humans into space. But she cannot take them to the stars, not quite yet. Her adversary is at her heels, the future of the planet at stake, and obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time in one-hundred generations, Mia’s family will have to choose to stand their ground, risking not only their bloodline, but the future of the human race. A darkly satirical thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who sacrifice all to make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them. Always run, never fight. Preserve the knowledge. Survive at all cost. Take them to the stars. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Freya – I have a bit of a problem. You see, my close friend Astra Grey just delivered a healthy, bright-blue baby boy in the best medical facility of Zirconia. The first baby with both human and Dragan blood flowing through its tiny veins. That’s not the problem, that’s the good news. No, the bad news is the debt. The soul-crushing, absolutely massive debt that we’re now in. Turns out the Zirconians want to get paid for their trouble. An extortionate amount. And they don’t take dillian, either. No. They take me. And they throw me into the fighting pit as a prize to be fought over. Their strongest gladiator claims me: The legendary Yvar. I’ve never met a man who terrifies me more than the scarred, bloodthirsty warrior…But I need to trust him completely to survive in the Zirconian fighting pits. He says he’ll help me escape, but the gladiator looks at me like he wants to get me pregnant…Yvar – The human female is mine? Yeah, she’s mine. Amazon KU
She’s a brilliant scientist trying to right the wrongs of her research. He’s the soldier her theories transformed into a beast. Raynia – Marrying a suitable Royal is a small price to pay for my father’s approval. My fiancé is a good man even if his touch doesn’t evoke my desire. We have science in common and that will have to be enough. Just as I’ve resigned myself to a lifetime of ordinary, an incident on my fiancé’s science vessel throws me off course and into the arms of a beastly tornado of a male. With my heart pounding for the first time in my life, I’m suddenly not so sure that ordinary will do at all. Ryker –The Royals have held me captive for too long. Experimenting on me. Shaping me into a monstrous beast. Not any longer. The time to be free is now, and my captors will pay. I have vengeance on my mind, and nothing can stand between me and my goal. Then I turn a corner on the ship where I’ve been held captive and I see her. Suddenly it’s not vengeance I’m after, it’s her that I need to claim as mine. Kidnapping my tormentor’s fiancée would mean a lifetime of fugitivity for me and my men. Yet, one kiss from Ray and I know that I’m captive once more. Amazon KU
Tasha: We’ve carved out a little life for ourselves on Corin—me and the other human survivors. It’s not perfect, and I miss Earth, but we could never return. Not after what was done to us. Not after what we’ve become. So we keep to ourselves, hiding from anyone and anything that would do us harm, until our peaceful settlement is raided. Suddenly I’m a prisoner, and from the looks of it, I’m also about to be a sacrifice…Lukent: Corin was meant to be a fresh start, but I knew better. I’d always be a scarred outcast from the rest of the Drixonian males, and no way would I ever have a chance to mate with the few human survivors we’ve rescued. Far from the happy villages, I plan to live out the rest of my days securing our borders and protecting the precious families of the fortunate mated Drixonians. Until one day, my patrol leads me off my usual path and I find my entire worldview shift the first moment I lock eyes on the fighting, snarling human female in the grips of a deadly captor. Saving her means disrupting the peace for not only myself, but the rest of the Drixonians. Still, I’ll risk it all to save her… and to convince her she’s my fated mate. Amazon KU
Like all women of Cytherea, Queen Lirilith had always believed men to be the stuff of fairy tales. Until the invaders came. Brutal warriors from beyond the stars. It turns out men really do exist, and they are terrifying. Their leader is Ultor, and he is the most terrifying of them all, a dark and dominating mountain of muscle and scar tissue. He has come to conquer Lirilith’s planet, but now she is the conquest he desires. Her womb is his obsession. He wants his baby inside her, and he’ll stop at nothing to put it there, even if he must destroy her entire world in the process. Now Lirilith must decide. How much is she willing to surrender to save her planet from destruction? Sometimes, the only way to best your enemy is on your knees. Amazon KU
Stakes are high when alien gladiator Titan and abducted Earth girl Blaze are forced into The Game.
Forming a tenuous alliance to battle the hundred other alien combatants increases their odds of staying alive. As they contend with constant camera surveillance and wage a life-or-death campaign to survive, the unlikely duo can’t ignore their sizzling attraction. Despite their deepening connection, it isn’t safe to trust because in The Game it all comes Down. To. One. Amazon KU
VS note: I pre-ordered this because it was dystopian but sounded very different. Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Jacob Elliot doesn’t want a temporary job in the mailroom at Delphi Enterprises, but after two post-college years of unpaid internships and living in his parents’ basement, he needs the work. Then, on his first day, the unthinkable happens: toxic gas descends on a meeting in Delphi’s outdoor amphitheater, killing all the regular employees and leaving Jacob stranded inside the vast office complex. Wandering through Delphi headquarters, Jacob finds other survivors: Lauren, the disillusioned classics major who’s now writing online personality quizzes; Swati, the fitness instructor trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Stranded in the wreckage of the company that employed them, the temps band together to create a miniature world that’s part spring break, part office culture—until a shocking discovery disrupts the survivors’ self-made paradise and drives them to uncover the truth about the mysterious corporation that employed them and the apocalypse that brought their world to an end.
My lies are a heavy weight and I don’t know if I can carry them. I’m a liar. A huge one. Not because I wanted to be, but because if anyone knew the truth, I would be hated for the rest of my life. I’ve known about the government plot working with the aliens for months now, but they promised me that I would be kept safe. When I’m found out and forced to leave town without saying goodbye to anyone, I think life can’t get worse, but I’m so wrong. Imagine my surprise when I’m kidnapped again but this time by the same alien who kicked me out of town. What’s worse is the surly scarred male with them has decided it’s his life’s mission to make me both hate and desire him. Vakir is the most domineering jerk I’ve ever met, and strangely, I allow him control. The longer we’re together, the more I enjoy it. This was supposed to be a way out of my captors arms but instead I’ve run right into those big biceps willingly, multiple times. Now that I know just how he got those scars I want to help no matter what it takes, I just didn’t expect to be captured again by the very enemy who did it. Taken by surprise, can love defeat the odds? Amazon KU
Luna – I’ve spent the last year serving rotten meat to a species of snouted aliens that remind me of alligators. The vicious little beasts love to use their claws when they don’t get their way. My first mistake was clocking one with a metal food tray when he tore a hole in my best friend’s wings. He ended up demoted, humiliated and a laughingstock among his people. I can tell by the look in those beady black eyes that he’s just waiting for an opportunity to get a little payback. My second mistake was stirring up a mutiny among the crew of the nice dragon warrior who rescued me. I wanted him to go back and rescue my friends. Unfortunately, he’s a pirate and didn’t want to risk his ship and crew when there no profit to be made. I know I shouldn’t have turned his crew against him. He’s all kinds of furious and, he wants to throw me off his ship. I won’t last a day on some alien planet with no protector. I’m desperate enough to promise anything if only he’ll let me stay. Warvoc – I spent my entire life trapped under the claw of a vicious Draconian queen. After years scheming ways to escape, I’m finally free and not only the captain of my own destiny but Captain of the junkiest ship flying, The Decrepit. She might not be much to look at, but she’s all mine. I don’t know what got into me when I saw …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. LGBTQ. Put it on my TBR list.
Jamal Lawson just wanted to be a part of something. As an aspiring journalist, he packs up his camera and heads to Baltimore to document a rally protesting police brutality after another Black man is murdered. But before it even really begins, the city implements a new safety protocol…the Dome. The Dome surrounds the city, forcing those within to subscribe to a total militarized shutdown. No one can get in, and no one can get out. Alone in a strange place, Jamal doesn’t know where to turn…until he meets hacker Marco, who knows more than he lets on, and Catherine, an AWOL basic-training-graduate, whose parents helped build the initial plans for the Dome. As unrest inside of Baltimore grows throughout the days-long lockdown, Marco, Catherine, and Jamal take the fight directly to the chief of police. But the city is corrupt from the inside out, and it’s going to take everything they have to survive.
VS Note: Not romance but a scifi release of note.
The Muungano empire strived and struggled to form a utopia when they split away from old earth. Freeing themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own futures and create a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretched from Earth and Mars to Titan. With the wisdom of their ancestors, the leadership of their elders, the power and vision of their scientists and warriors they charted a course to a better future. But the old powers could not allow them to thrive and have now set in motion new plots to destroy all that they’ve built. In the fire to come they will face down their greatest struggle yet. Amachi Adisa and other young leaders will contend with each other for the power to galvanize their people and chart the next course for the empire. Fela Buhari and her elite unit will take the fight to regions not seen by human eyes, but no training will be enough to bring them all home. Stacia Chikeke, captain of the starship Cypher, will face down enemies across the stars, and within her own vessel, as she searches for the answers that could save them all. The only way is forward.
After the death of her ailing father, Jocelyn Navarre Yazzie is free to roam the galaxy in the Star Condor, the spacecraft she inherited from her deceased husband. She embarks on a trip to deliver her father’s bequest to her aunt on a rural planet outside the civilized sectors. A chance encounter with the crippled Leonardo Horlis changes her future. Leo Horlis suffers from a debilitating malady and expects to live for less than a year. Josie is strongly attracted to him, yet she cannot hope to compete with his beautiful dead wife, whose portrait dominates his house and his memories. Sympathizing with his grief and illness, Josie offers to transport him in Star Condor to the top medical center of the ultracivilized inner planets. Their attraction intensifies in the cramped quarters of her ship. But, Leo has a dangerous secret that threatens to terminate their voyage and their lives. Can Josie and Leo escape the perils and vanquish the ghosts of their past to find happiness together?
If life on the border was complicated, life on Capitoline is insane. Nora and Liam struggle to reconcile her abilities and his duty, while caught up in the dangerous games of the powerful. Political intrigue, family drama, and ancient alien technology combine in the fourth novel of the Human Sector. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I know we have many Gail Carriger fans here, as am I.
Abandoned – Outcast – Crudrat – With only her crud-eating murmel and a fuzzy alien stranger to help, Maura must find a way to survive, before they catch her and blow what’s left of her life into space. In the far future, on a space-port the size of a city, crudrats scrape out a meager living cleaning the great machines that generate usable power. Only children can safely traverse the cramped tunnels and the massive blades that harvest crud. But one misstep and a crudrat gets caught on a blade edge and killed. Like rats, they scurry through the bulkheads, duty-bound to clean the air ducts so everyone else can breathe. But, when they grow too big to be useful, they become outcasts. Now one of the forgotten, Maura might just be able to turn rejection into escape – if she’s resourceful enough.
After being kidnapped from Earth by aliens and forced into slavery by the Jekmeerans, Zori VanTeagun and her fellow Terrans have a plan to escape and make it back home. Though commandeering a Jek ship seems impossible, it may be their only hope, and they’re not giving up without a fight. Vergil Ond Hees Perd is tasked with leading a troop to conquer a new planet, and if successful, his crew will be there for a while. Needing a companion to keep him fit both physically and mentally, he’s given the opportunity to bind with a female of his choice, and he’s had his eye on one particular redheaded Terran for a while. Being forced to bind with a Jek doesn’t settle well with Zori. She goes along with it (as if she had a choice) to get information for the rebellion, but she’s surprised to find out Ond actually cares for her. He knows she doesn’t feel the same for him but hopes she’ll come to care for him in time. When she learns why the Jeks are doing what they’re doing, Zori is torn. The two come from different worlds, and have differing points of view. Ond sees it as saving his species, Zori sees it as kidnapping and slavery. He can’t blame her for fighting, and she can’t blame him for trying. A rebellion is coming, but which side will they fight for? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Not listed as romance but a scifi release of note. Romantic elements maybe? Listed as Lesbian Fiction and LGBTQ scifi. I like kickass heroines!
BASICALLY, I DIED – My name is Storm Redfield: Navy Commander, Special Forces. Born on Earth in the year 2057, I don’t belong in the 23rd Century. Nevertheless, that’s where I end up following the worst betrayal of all by my own people. During my time asleep, humanity has become a spacefaring civilization. We are no longer alone in the universe, and the galaxy is at peace… More or less. Now, I have a choice to make. Call it a day after a traumatic rebirth, and spend the rest of my life on a Martian beach, sipping margaritas? Or grab myself a weapon, and go kick ass with the civilian outfit that brought me back? Good question, easy answer: with a name like mine…SHELTERING FROM THE SQUALLS OF LIFE IS NO OPTION. Amazon KU
Her last shot at love just crashed and burned… literally. Bella signed up for the interplanetary matchmaking cruise hoping for travel, adventure, and maybe a chance at romance. Now she’s crash landed on a strange planet with no one around but a horned, alien hottie who showed up and laid claim to her gear, her ship… and her. He’s too brash, too pushy, and much too young for her. He’s also not taking no for an answer…This wasn’t the adventure she imagined, but it might just be the romance of a lifetime, if she can stay alive long enough to enjoy it. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
It all started with a cookie that said Be Mine. Well, actually, it all started with a towering, horned, purple mountain of a male in a hurry, rushing through a detour on his way to work, nearly plowing down a small human woman, Mim, who was out trying to promote her little shop on The Port, decked out in a cute little heart print apron. The woman dressed like she’s Cupid incarnate? That’s Fran, Mim’s best friend. We’ll get to her later. And with one well-meaning gift and a sweet love note to go with, addressed as if it was from Mim but actually written by Fran, the gifts start to show up and the fun really starts. That little note and box of heart-shaped chocolates is just enough hope to give Juhntinor the courage to go for it, and he does, wholeheartedly, like only a demon-looking alien warrior male with a translator hiccup who is bound from the more aggressive courting traditions of his homeworld can. And thus, the love monster is born. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: Not listed as a romance but a scifi release of note.
Clara can either save the world or her wife, an impossible choice. Against her better judgment, Clara manipulates the timeline to save Misako. She screws everything up, and an evil dictator invades Albuquerque with killer robots with friendly murderous dispositions. Now Clara has to fix the timeline, save her wife, and make sure her friends do not die in the process. Amazon KU
Carrie: The new arrivals at our tribe may have their minds only on one thing, but I can’t even think about finding my mate. Not when my voice has been stolen away by a broken promise. Unable to communicate with the others, I’m relegated to the edges of the tribe. But I’m not the only one. Endzoh, the quiet warrior I’ve always thought didn’t much like us girls, is right here with me. And this connection I’m feeling to him – it’s more than just solidarity amongst outsiders…Endzoh: I have always been a solitary male. Where my brothers rely on the companionship of the tribe, it is not something I have ever needed. Too many people around me only hurts my headspace. But the human female, Carrie, with her soft curves and quiet ways – I need her. I have longed for her as my mate since I first laid eyes on her. But I am not easy with others the way the rest of my tribe are. I do not know how I might make my female open her heartspace to me. With Darran’s tribe arriving, their heartspaces set on winning a female into their pelts, I risk having her taken from me if I do not try. Especially when one of them decides it is my Carrie who will be his. Amazon KU
Humans have been driven underground, like rats, as we try to stay safe from the marauding orcs. All my life, my only job has been to make sure my sick younger sister has enough to eat. But then on a foraging mission, one of those giant beasts get his paws on me. At first I worry that I’m going to become a plaything of the orcs. But Yrish the Mad Dog of the Burning Sun Clan vows to keep me safe. I believe him. There is a nobleness to this rampaging orc warrior. He says that he will lay down his life till the end of his days to protect me. That he will love me and try to keep me comfortable as I give him children. Because apparently my scent is strong and tells him I’m his mate. I guess it’s better than my scent telling him I’m what’s for dinner. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Idina Moorfield isn’t the only one on her team with unusual powers. Her buddy, Stop remembers everything he sees, and Cake is a new kind of man of steel. That’s the last two, which means everyone in Idina’s unit has a unique talent. Why would the Army want to bring them all together? Her commander, Hines is still refusing to answer her questions. She’s on a need-to-know basis, and right now, she doesn’t need to know. But Idina’s untapped powers are getting stronger and more aggressive. Not knowing on a battlefield can get someone hurt. When they’re sent on a special mission, will she be able to use her green energy against the enemy? The journal may hold all the answers but so far, it’s not giving up its secrets easily. Idina doesn’t give up either and like it or not, more will be revealed. Amazon KU
VS note: Not listed as a ropmance but…tentacles…
“We need hosts for our eggs. Live hosts.” A delicate new alliance between Ea Nir’s people and the humans hinges on one thing: survival. The Nepenthe will shelter and provide for these bipeds while both races seek a new home world. The humans, in return, will host Nepenthe eggs for their incubation period. In theory. The surviving humans huddle aboard the Nepenthe starvessel. Unanswered questions paralyze their capable hosts: A clutch is how many eggs at once? What does that mean, ‘locked in?’ To where? Did she just say ‘venom??’ From among the fears of many, steps the curiosity of one. Brave, reckless, or both, Alyss wants to be the first. His first. Host dives right back into the We Are Nepenthe universe with a shapeshifting alien doctor, a discovery-hungry human geneticist, and a marathon ovipositing spree. And tentacles. All of them. But don’t worry—this is for Science. Amazon KU
The Bolvar Union provides everything a good citizen needs, only asking one thing in return: total devotion to the State. Teenage best friends Adan Testa and Bo Shen have other ideas. They plan an unlikely heist to earn their way over the wall, escaping Bolvar before serving their mandatory five years in the Bolvar Union Defense Force. But Adan doesn’t know he possesses a secret talent that no one has seen in the five centuries since the First Explorers colonized Neska. And when the Union discovers Adan’s hidden gift, they’ll do anything and everything they can to discover his secret. Even if it kills him. Amazon KU
VS Note: Genetic engineering. Put it on my TBR list because I did read the first series (Project Arma) and had enjoyed it. The scifi elements were very light as I recall, however.
Grace Castle lived through hell, and she’s never fully recovered. Nor may she ever. But she’s better than she was, and now devotes her time and energy to helping other women…until someone connects her old life to her new one. Suddenly, she’s forced to do something that goes against her conscience, her moral compass…her heart. In the aftermath, her only choice is to seek redemption. Former special forces soldier Logan Snyder is intimately familiar with captivity. He was taken, kept from loved ones, irrevocably changed. Now finally free, all his enemies dead, Logan is operating a security business with his team. Just as he’s moving on with his life, the world learns his incredible story. And one woman is to blame. When Grace appears in Cradle Mountain, Logan isn’t certain he can offer the absolution she seeks. As the couple attempts to build trust and overcome past hurts, Grace is unexpectedly in jeopardy when old demons cause new threats. Danger has a way of putting everything in perspective. Logan can forgive the woman he’s coming to love…but it might be too little, too late. Amazon KU
Zoom back into the world of the Treasure Chronicles with this collection of short stories. Clark, Amethyst, and the Treasure gang return with new adventures. Strap on your goggles. Lace up your corset. It’s time for a steamy ride. Amazon KU
She came for a business deal. She ended up taken as a mate.
Mina Groza arrived on Astrogoda 9 as the representative of a major development corporation hoping to negotiate the purchase of a chunk of property, but instead of a hefty commission what she got was…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
How can I fall in love with some alien when I don’t even know who I am? Three weeks ago, I was a whole other person. That’s what everyone tells me, anyway. But I don’t remember any of that. Or much of anything, to be honest. The doctors call it retrograde amnesia. I call it hell. When I’m drafted into the Alien Bride Lottery, I hope the Khanavai warriors will ignore me. I plan to keep my head down and continue working on recovering my memories. Anyway, what kind of alien idiot would want a brain-damaged bride who doesn’t even recognize her own name? A giant orange beast of a Khanavai male, that’s who. He’s determined to help me regain what I’ve lost. I’m determined to try to forget him. But the more I remember, the more I worry that returning to Earth might not be safe. And that bright orange alien could be the only one who can save me. Amazon KU
Lady Iolanthe of Rockmourn Keep expects to be a spinster all her days. She is very tall. She is very poor. And she is thirty. What lord could possibly want her? But then her father returns with news that he has found a bridegroom for her – one that is impressively tall. One that is strong, and bold, and wealthy. And best of all? He wants Iolanthe. It seems too good to be true. And when Iolanthe gets her first look at her husband-to-be, she realizes why. No one mentioned the ‘orc’ part of things. Amazon KU
They didn’t say anything about pointy ears. So. Not. Cool. Now I feel like I should be walking around splitting my fingers and saying “Peace, live long, and prosper.” But this isn’t science fiction. This is my life and apparently, I’m Fae. I thought I was having a midlife crisis when I left my husband and ran off with a guy twenty years younger than me. Turns out he wasn’t twenty years younger than me; he was like five-hundred years older and a fae who wanted me to “wake up to who I really am.” Like that was his decision to make. Regardless, it’s too late now. I ran away to Cougar Creek Coven, which has gained a reputation as a haven for us middle aged mavens who are just discovering our magical roots and kicking butt along the way. And suddenly I realized, I’d been waiting my whole life for this. Save the world. Get the guy. And look smoking hot doing it. Despite the pointy ears, it’s good to be fae. Amazon KU
Are you ready for seconds? Eat Your Heart Out is back for 2022 with 19 brand new standalone stories from bestselling romance authors. Pull up your chair and dig into a variety of drool-worthy stories! Whether you want to dip into something steamy, or nibble on something sweet, you’ll find your perfect match amongst the pages. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer your treats paranormal, contemporary or with a side of aliens, we have a dish for everyone. All net proceeds from Eat Your Heart Out 2 will be donated to The Hunger Project and Unicef’s Ukraine appeal. Amazon Kobo
Going to Hell has never been on my bucket list… until now. The fact that I can speak that sentence without laughing or losing my mind is absurd. However, my life has veered into a very tricky tale that rivals any of my books. The villain has been banished. I’ve written her right into an infernal doom. Unfortunately, a few of my very dear friends, fictional and real, have been caught up in the horror story and they’ve taken the trip down under as well. It’s my fault and I can only see one way out…a plot twist of epic proportions. The fairytale is imploding and my imagination has taken flight. The ending is murky and the stakes are up to me. There is no other alternative. If I don’t get this ending right, my happy ever after might become a happy never after. Amazon KU
I never asked to be a witch, but as careers go, at least it comes with magical perks. Who knew a person could almost die from drinking? I found out the hard way when I woke up in a hospital and a nurse informed me I was legally dead for a few minutes. Shocking, but not as much as the fact I returned different. I can see things, but it’s what I can do that has people interested in me. There’s Sonja, a strange woman with powers who appoints herself my teacher. Anakin, the mysterious and super hot dude, who owns a pastry shop of all things catering to weird folk. Leslie, my furry-tailed coworker and only friend. And then there’s the bad guys determined to get their grubby hands on me. I’m not special. Just a woman trying to clean up her life and actually plan for a future. Will I have time to atone for my many sins before my luck runs out? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to be generous…I head for the Rejovak Mountains in Wildemoone, my posse in tow, to help out Ginty, a friend of Ember and Herne’s. The Dwarven King Erikson’s gone a little bit haywire in the head, and Ginty is trying to escape before the king decides to execute him. A Hedge Dragon novella.
Alone and with her hopes dragged to the bottom of the sea, along with the husband she just realized she loves, Izolda finds herself in the mortal world as princess and counselor to her brother Svetgin, now king of Pensmoore. But Izolda is not the practical girl she once was who would have been happy for a home and a place. Instead, she’s willing to make any bargain and offer any sacrifice if it will just get her back into the Wittenhame with a chance to win back the life of the man she loves, the man she once feared, the man destined to change everything – Bluebeard. Can Izolda out-bargain the bargainers, out-trick the tricksters, and out-dare everyone else in her desperate bid to get back everything she’s lost? Amazon KU
Hi, I’m Rihanna Samuels, a nineteen year old mind reader, from Witch’s Cove, Florida. When the ghost of the woman who was killed on a cruise ship last month asks for my help to solve the cold case of a hit-and-run in Nebraska, what could I say? What anyone would: no! That is until she looked so dejected that I had to find out more about the person she wanted me to help. The case wasn’t all that interesting, but hey, I was on spring break, and I thought I could convince my boyfriend to help.
Here’s the rub. We didn’t end up with the case we started out to solve. Nope. We found another dead body that I feared was the result of a vampire attack. That’s when I knew we needed help from our old friend, Lorenzo Bambini III. Sure, he’s a ghost, too, but I was convinced he was the key to solving our case. Amazon KU
Briar Rose might have a name out of a storybook, but she learned at a very young age that no prince was coming to save her. She’ll have to save herself. Unfortunately, even that is an impossible task in her current situation—trapped in a terrifying marriage to a dangerous man. Desperate times call for desperate measures, which is how she finds herself making a deal with a demon. Freedom from her husband…in return for seven years of service. She expects the service to be backbreaking and harsh. She doesn’t expect to be put on an auction block in a room full of literal monsters and sold to the highest bidder. To Sol. A dragon. He might seem kinder than his fearsome looks imply, but she knows better than to trust the way he wants to take care of her, or how invested he is in her pleasure. In her experience, if something seems too good to be true, it certainly is. Falling for Sol is out of the question. She’s suffered enough, and she has no intention of staying in this realm…even if she leaves her heart behind when she returns to her normal life. Amazon Kobo
Cecelia has been hidden away from the magical world all of her life–until the fae revealed themselves to all of humanity and put an end to their wars. Now, as she approaches her fated initiation into the Society of Magick, she finds herself targeted by two men determined to fight for her. Prince Jasper and Prince Adin may both believe that she was destined to be their mate…but are three others, watching in secret who plots to take her away from them both. No matter which of the houses of magick win her in the selection rites, there are darker forces who are also determined to claim her. The fate of all humanity rests in Cecelia’s hands, and a dark secret may be the key to her power. Amazon KU
There’s a path that runs straight through the village, But it stops at the edge of the wood. It halts at the borders between worlds, For beyond, there lies nothing of good. Hushed whispers all speak of what haunts there, In the brack, in the depths of the fen -The creatures both monstrous and gaunt there, Not the village’s hale, hearty men. But cradled in claws in the shadows – Something kindles like flickering fire -As hammering heart howls to run, Something deeper stills, caught by desire. Seventeen paranormal romance authors gathered together to bring you tales of people following their heart’s monstrous desires…directly into the deep, dark woods. Amazon
Unicorn shifter, Molly, just wants to have fun and raise money for a good cause when she enters an auction for a date with a shifter. The last thing she expected was to end up out for dinner with her dragon shifter mate. Drayce is determined not to take part in the auction, just like he doesn’t take part in any of the other events. That is until a captivating woman walks onto the stage and into his life. Now they’ve found one another, nothing will keep them apart.
My life is a chaotic mess…times three. I rely on me, myself and I. It’s the only way I can be sure nothing will go wrong. Everyone believes we are triplets, and I am happy to let them believe it. Thanks to the temperamental ancient magic that runs through my veins, I can split myself into three women. Three sides of me, and we don’t always get along. I’m a one-woman team with quick fingers—I’m talking about being a thief! Get your mind out of the gutter! My boss is the only one who knows my secret. I can’t risk crossing him, so I go where I am told…for now. A girl’s got to do, what a girl’s got to do to survive, right? If you want something done right, do it yourself. That’s my motto, and it has worked just fine for me…until three sexy werewolves show up and my boss forces me to help them with a mission. Life’s a real kick in the teeth sometimes. I hope they don’t mind a woman, or women, in charge. I, we, won’t take any crap from these wolves, regardless of how panty-droppingly hot they may be. They’re quick to start sniffing around, and it doesn’t take long before they get too close to my secret. When our mission goes sideways, and holding my forms becomes a matter of life and death, keeping my secret becomes even more impossible. If they learn the truth, it could be the end of me. Can I trust them with my secrets…and my heart? Cinderella had until midnight before everything changed back. I have forty-eight hours to make a decision that’ll change my life forever. No pressure, right? Amazon KU
Born to a family of poor tailors, Lucia Perona has two talents: sewing and looking nearly identical to Princess Bianca. When a dark-elf warband tears the kingdom apart, the princess and several highborn ladies are to be sent to a monastery for their safety. But to protect the princess, Lucia is sent in her place as a royal body double. When Dakkar and his warband attack the monastery to capture the princess, he takes Lucia prisoner as part of his devious plan to manipulate the human king and his biggest mercenary army. To stop him, Lucia must kill him. Only… when the time comes, she thwarts an attempt on his life. The might of Dakkar’s enemies threaten to rip the warband—as well as Dakkar and Lucia—apart, and if she can’t repair the damage, she’ll lose everything she never knew she wanted, and he’ll lose the half of his soul he never knew he needed. Can she help a fearsome warlord see past blood and death, or will the darkness of his heart destroy everything and everyone she’s ever known? Amazon KU
I’ve waited 1000 years for my mate. If she rejects me, I’ll burn down the world. She woke the dragon. Every maiden dreams of being rescued by a handsome prince from a deadly dragon. But I am the prince and the dragon. Ancient courtship rituals demand I steal my bride away. Imprison her in my high tower. Show her my treasures, my vast lands and armies. I’ve done all that, and she still refuses me. She says she can’t see herself with a man who still thinks Istanbul is Constantinople. I must woo her, and I don’t know how. But beneath my beating human heart, a dragon sleeps. And when he wakes, no one can stop him from destroying the world. No one but her.
His horns skimmed my body, those infernal eyes boring into my soul, unleashing something hidden inside me. Dark…dangerous…deadly…and packing in all the right places. Welcome to Monsters in Love. Be thrilled, haunted…and a little uncomfortable at how primal these alpha males can be for the one they love. Here you’ll find eight best-selling and up-and-coming monster romances, including, spicy tales of minotaurs, gargoyles, satyrs and more. Amazon KU
Tarset is accustomed to being the most famous woman on the planet. But the world is locked in a devastating war between humans and immortals, and her spotlight is fading. When she is inexplicably “killed” only to rematerialize in ancient Egypt, she is desperate to cross the vast chasm of time stretching out before her. Striving to keep a low profile to avoid causing a devastating butterfly effect, Tarset journeys across the harsh desert and befriends a handsome stranger who claims he can repair the damaged timeline. But the man she suspects is her fated mate has an air of dangerous secrecy, and she fears one misstep could cost her life… and that of her entire bloodline. Can this starlet in a strange land course correct the past before it scatters her future to the winds?
Fern has been hired to create a baby shower cake for a prominent Brookdale family, but that proves to be a challenge when her bakery is broiled in chaos. Jenny Mae has a broken heart, while Newman struggles to train Hennifer. To top it all off, Gumbo is in a mood too. But all of that pales in comparison to the tragedy that befalls the baby shower. A guest is dead, and once again, Fern finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. Can she solve the crime one spell at a time, or will her sleuthing lead her right into a killer’s deadly snare? Amazon KU
You won’t believe who dies in this book, and the killer will blow your mind! The only thing crazier than the murder mystery is how many snacks Pistol eats. Come along as Reva finally gets justice but nearly loses some of the most important people in her life. Amazon KU
When a novelist is thrown down the stairs, Reva finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery. Not only is a young housekeeper a suspect, but the victim, Agnes Crampton, had raised the ire of some bitter rivals. The murder couldn’t have come at a worse time because Reva is in for a big surprise. What could the future possibly hold? And will someone please get Pistol his dinner? AmazonKU
An angel woke me from my slumber. She is my world. She is my goddess. Any who defy her will answer to me. I am a harsh contrast to Lily’s Virtues, but rage is not in my nature. Righteous anger? F- yeah.
Starting with that a–hole demon who thinks he knows everything. I’ll show him what happens when he messes with an Angel of Torment. This is a short, but VERY STEAMY, read of 9,000 words intended to be read after Fortune Academy: Year Six. Amazon
Life’s a game of chance…When Kiera’s village was destroyed by a three-headed dragon, she thought her biggest problem was going to be getting people to believe her story. Little did she know, the dragon was going to be the least of her troubles…After finding the proof they needed in the charred remains of Cattaling, the three friends set out on a journey across the realm to find the answers that they seek. But the road is often perilous and filled with creatures that would kill them just as easily as a dragon. When the bonds between them are tested, they’re found to be new—easy to splinter and break. The journey seems endless and time is not on their side. It’s only a matter of time before the creature returns, and when it does, they need to be ready. How does one fight such an enemy? Where could it have been hiding all this time? Can just three lone companions make a difference? Amazon Kobo
I, Aurelia Delianna Clementine, have always feared love. Not because of the emotional turmoil, broken promises, and threats of abandonment, but because every time I allow myself to care, someone perishes. At least I’m not facing the drastic plague of misery alone this time. My boyfriend Zane and the Misfit Pack won’t let me succumb to heartbreak. They remind me that I’m strong; otherwise, I wouldn’t have gathered each of their designated cards, allowing me to take a step forward in uncovering the truth my family is so desperate to hide. My life has been a web of betrayal, and with Ace, King, Quil, and Jack now on the playing field, I’m opening a closet full of skeletons and realizing I may be more important to this dangerous game between good and evil than I thought. The problem is…I may be destined to play for the bad guys. As a Wolf Reject, I showed Ace and those who belittled me that I was a survivor, but what will happen now that I’ve been reclaimed? Do I keep managing my sanity with happy pills? Or do I need to lose myself to the void of insanity to see the truth hidden behind the curtains of normality? Amazon KU
When the orcs invaded the human dimension, no one could stop them. War raged for years, and now the monstrous beasts have agreed to peace on two conditions: one, the human scientists must rebuild the machine that brought them into this world; and two, they must be provided with fertile brides to bear them orc babies. Wendy Bennet is stuck. Stuck in life…[SNIP] Torgar the Molten has never felt lonelier. After he was gravely injured in battle and his mage brought him back to life, everyone has feared him and avoided him. No female wanted to mate with him, and now that he’s in the world of humans, he’s lost all hope of finding someone who will look past his monstrous body and see his soul. But if he goes to one of those institutes for orc tributes and takes a human bride, she won’t be able to reject him. Because the sole purpose of the system is to keep the peace between humans and orcs. When he sees curvy, sassy Wendy, he decides – he will make her love him. Amazon KU
Terrell and Buck, Brother Pack alphas, face daunting odds when the Huntsmen attack two schools. With the king missing and unable to help, the two alphas must find a way to save the children of their packs. As if that isn’t challenging enough, they must ensure the human children survive as well. In the midst of this problem, a new group of shifters move to town. Friends? Foes? Only time will tell. Amazon KU
When I agreed to accompany my selkie boyfriend on a private boat trip, I didn’t realize the invitation included a swim. In the Pacific. In November. Naked. And I certainly didn’t expect to have our swim derailed the instant I got in the water—holy crap, that’s c-c-cold—by a literal boatload of selkie clan leaders. Climbing out of the water in front of them—did I mention naked? Yeah, way to make a brilliant first impression. Then things get worse: I get served. Not in the metaphorical sense, either. Nope, I’m being sued. By Death. Well, not Death precisely, but an Ankou—a Celtic psychopomp who escorts the departed to their final destinations. This guy is miffed that his workload has increased exponentially, which he blames on my actions in Sheol on an earlier case. I’m not about to take the heat when eons of shady demon shenanigans finally come home to roost, but here at Quest Investigations, we aid any and all supernatural folk in need—especially if they’ll drop their specious lawsuits against the agency’s lone human. When the Ankou skips out on us, though, all hell breaks loose. Because without anyone to lead them on, the dearly departed become nearly departed and stick around to party hearty. Now it’s not just the selkie leaders complicating my love life—it’s the ex-living as well. And when one of the ex-living decides not to remain ex? Things get really complicated, not to mention deadly. Dammit. Amazon KU
For Talia, death is only the beginning of survival…When a tragic accident cuts my lonely life short, instead of heaven or hell, I’m stolen away to a terrifying city of warring shifter clans—the Nimali and the Fai. The Nimali mistake me for their missing princess. Her father, the dragon king, is identical to my own. But in this world, he dotes on me with the love and affection I always craved. And in a land with no tolerance for outsiders, feigning amnesia and impersonating shifter royalty may be the only way to survive. For Ryin, falling in love is the worst kind of betrayal…As a Fai warrior in captivity, I’m forced to serve my enemy even as I plot their destruction. The lost princess returned much changed, now the heat between us crackles irresistibly. While helping her heal using my magical talents, I begin to question what I thought I knew about the Nimali. She remains as forbidden as ever, but she also might be the key to freedom for me and my people. Caught between two enemy factions balancing on the knife-blade of annihilation, our lies are the only thing keeping us alive, but they just might be our undoing. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The Monster King wants to play…It’s been 1097 days and 14 hours since I’ve been locked in this place, all because I saw something I shouldn’t have. And they’ve come to me every night. The monsters in my dreams worship my body. And when I wake up, I’m desperate for more…But they’re never there to finish me off. Dr. Adams says I can leave the asylum if I start to take my meds, but I’ve always hated how they made me feel…and I’m not sure that I agree with them that I’m actually crazy. Because dreams don’t make you crazy, right? I’ve got to start living someday though…so I finally take the plunge and obey so I can get out. My dreams stop, and the monsters disappear. I’m finally starting a new life. And that’s when he comes…the monster king. Evidently my little dreams, weren’t just dreams. And he and his demon horde were feeding off my lust. Their glowing eyes, sharp teeth, jagged claws…and big c**ks…They’re all real. The Monster King wants me back. I’m their favorite plaything after all. And I just might want to play. Amazon KU
Half human, half vampire, I’ve spent my life on the fringes of my father’s court. Born with all the vampire weaknesses and none of their gifts, I have little to offer my family—until my father, the prince, is poisoned. Only dragon tears will heal him, and the dragons are desperate for female mates. So I’m offered as a sacrifice. Dumped in dragon territory in the Scottish Highlands, I’m quickly captured by Bram McGregor and Fergus Devlin. It’s my body in exchange for the tears, and it doesn’t matter how I feel about the trade. But as time passes, I feel a lot more than I expected. Bram and Fergus claim fate sent me to them, and they’re eager to prove the three of us could build a beautiful life together. And the longer I stay, the more I realize sharing their bed isn’t the sacrifice I once believed. With two powerful, sexy dragons by my side, I’m beginning to feel I’ve finally found my place in the world. But my past isn’t finished with me yet. Just when I think happiness is within reach, my family comes hurtling back into my life. And this time their betrayal may cost me everything—and everyone—I love. Author’s note: This is a MMF romance with sword crossing aplenty. AmazonKU
My sister has been taken by a monster. She’s been captured, locked away by the man we all fear more than death itself. She’s been abducted, and he won’t free her. She belongs to the monster now. She belongs to the dragon. I can’t let this happen. I have to offer myself to the beast in her place. I have to offer him everything I am so that he’ll let her go free. When the dragon beast accepts my offer, however, I realize suddenly that while my body might be able to handle this trade, my heart cannot. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Psychic Liam Baker and his boyfriend Detective Kimball Thompson have battled the murderous and terrifyingly powerful psychic, Steven Pine twice now. Both men would love to put that chapter to rest. Unfortunately, when Steven manages to escape police custody, he immediately goes to work murdering innocents. It seems Steven’s happiest when taunting Liam with the spirits of his prey.
Thompson and Liam follow the trail of victims, well aware that Steven is setting a dangerous trap for them. What Thompson doesn’t realize is that Liam has decided that there will be no fourth battle with Steven. Even if Liam has to personally escort Steven Pine to Hell.
My name is Marney and I am immortal. I walk the night, hunting rogues, and keeping humanity safe. I work alone. I prefer it that way. Anyone who gets close to me ends up dead. But when a hunt for a deadly rogue goes wrong, I’m forced to accept help. And that help comes from a man whose smoky good looks and easy charm begin to thaw my heart of ice. There’s only one problem. He’s a vampire.
The sworn enemy of an immortal. My duty tells me one thing, my heart another. Can I figure this out before the whole of London pays the price? Amazon KU
She knows magic and medicine in equal measure…Lynn was raised with one foot in the mortal world of science and technology, the other rooted in her grandmother’s realm of magic, shifters and good versus evil. She chose to follow in her late father’s footsteps to become a medical researcher, never imagining a military unit would need her help as both a researcher, and as the granddaughter of one of the most powerful witches in the country. But the unit needs her on both fronts, and she’s determined to do her best, even if it means going into danger. In a world of shapeshifters and magic, one military unit stands alone…Gifted with superhuman powers by an ancient and capricious djinn, the Special Forces operatives of Rick’s unit need help dealing with their new superhero status. They are only just learning what they can really do and all about the world of shifters and magic around them. Hunted by a hidden enemy, they are in constant danger, as is anyone close to them. Soldier and doctor, Rick has a special obligation to keep everybody safe…Rick is attracted to the beautiful doctor, but hates the fact that working with him and the other guys in his unit puts her in serious danger. When she volunteers as bait to lure in the enemy shapeshifters who are stalking the island, he hates every minute of it, but Lynn proves she’s made of tougher stuff than anyone expects. He admires her strength of will and her pure heart, but can he ask her to forsake the outside world to stay with him…forever? Is she really his fated mate, or are they both caught up in the magic of this strange new world?
Only a vampire can cherish you forever. Hidden among average cities and quaint little towns, monsters hunt unsuspecting prey. Secret predators prowl in plain sight, watching. Waiting. The lost souls they consume never see the beast before it hits. If they did, they’d willingly give in to the intoxication of the vampire’s sex appeal. Only one thing could weaken a vampire—the love of a fated mate. A distraction. A plot to overtake one’s powers. Death and infinite pain. Worst of all, a lover could expose deep, dark secrets. The threat can’t be ignored. The vampire must take control—heart, body and soul. If the mate slips, an eternity of lonely solitude awaits. Will circumstance keep lovers apart? Will the beloved accept fate and keep the massacred a secret? Only time will tell. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Nick Adore has been in hiding for six years. He does his best to pass himself off as human and only wants to be left alone. But one day, he walks in on a robbery. Instead of quietly walking away, he reveals himself as a blood witch, and now the werewolf king demands to see him. Conri Biast is king. He has been the king of Norbridge for eleven years, but someone is trying to take him down. For months, he’s known there’s a blood witch in his territory who refuses to pay his respects, and that puts him on the top of his list of suspects. But when he goes to confront the witch, things don’t turn out the way he’d planned. The witch is his mate. Nick doesn’t want to be anywhere near Conri. Being close to kings always ends with him getting hurt, but he finds himself sucked into the power struggle. Conri doesn’t know who he can trust, but he knows he needs Nick by his side. Together, they’re strong, but are they strong enough to keep the throne? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The orc warrior says I’m his… soulmate? A long time ago, my father sold my sister to an orc. I haven’t heard from her since, but I am determined to find her and bring her home. During my first week on the road north, however, I cross paths with a massively tall Orc Guardian who claims I’m his… fated mate. Magnus the Wolf says I’m coming with him, and he won’t take no for an answer. Hm. Maybe getting kidnapped by a big, muscular orc who wants to marry me isn’t the worst thing that could happen. After he brings me back to his clanlands, I can find my sister and we can flee the Orc Realm together. No looking back. But the first time Magnus kisses me, the whole world fades and I find myself yearning for his touch. I also find myself wondering if maybe, just maybe, escape isn’t the answer.
Fight like a girl…or a shifter of lore. After growing up with nothing, I’ve finally found my path to freedom: I’m a shifter, an elite soldier who transforms into a monster. All I have to do is survive. I didn’t count on my three 6’5 roommates. Covered in tattoos, jeweled, and horned, these are like no men I’ve ever dealt with before. They don’t think I belong. They don’t think I’m strong enough for war. They don’t think I can fight. I’m about to prove them wrong. The only problem, can I survive them discovering the secrets of my past? In the battle for life and death, everyone is so much more than they seem. Jax, Ascher, and Cobra are going to be devastated when they discover my truth…just wait until they see my shifted form. Amazon KU
The Serpent’s Coil raises her golden head once more when Alexis Hill discovers an ancient gold coin while cleaning out the storage unit. Fifteen years after Newport Beach psychotherapist, Lexi Hill gave her child up for adoption, the discovery could only mean one thing, the young man her mother had convinced her had no interest in her plight had indeed, sent her a sign of his love.
Ethiopian born hospitality mogul and shipwreck diver, Zaire Negatu puts his life and fortune on hold to help his adopted son follow the trail to find his birth mother, only to find the path leads back to his own true love. Awakened by the coin and Zaire’s quest to uncover the truth about an ancient shipwreck, the Serpent’s Coil channels Zaire and Lexi through ancient mariners, Lesidi and Keleb who are thrust into a deadly plot of revenge against the free citizens of Rome. Amazon KU
The Fire Realm teeters on the edge of complete self-destruction, and if Queen Wynonna doesn’t find a solution she might be the last queen of the realm. The volcanic realm is even more explosive than ever. Kingdom against kingdom. Factions against factions. What is the one thing that can unite them? Wynnona is sure it isn’t the outsider queen placed in power by the dead gods. But what if the gods weren’t dead or silent? Amazon KU
On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s only on the island to settle her late father’s estate and, hopefully, reconnect with her long-absent best friend, Beatrice, who fled their dreary lives for a more glamorous one. Yet Crow Island is brimming with temptation, and the biggest one may be her enigmatic new neighbor. Mysterious and alluring, Emmeline Delacroix is a figure shadowed by rumors of witchcraft. And when Annie witnesses a confrontation between Bea and Emmeline at one of the island’s extravagant parties, she is drawn into a glittering, haunted world. A world where the boundaries of wickedness are tested, and the cost of illicit magic might be death.
Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler. So now that he’s finally managed to (somewhat clumsily) behead the evil king (turns out magical swords yanked from bogs don’t come pre-sharpened), he and his rag-tag group of quest companions are at a bit of a loss for what to do next. As a temporary safeguard, Arek’s best friend and mage, Matt, convinces him to assume the throne until the true heir can be rescued from her tower. Except that she’s dead. Now Arek is stuck as king, a role that comes with a magical catch: choose a spouse by your eighteenth birthday, or wither away into nothing. With his eighteenth birthday only three months away, and only Matt in on the secret, Arek embarks on a desperate bid to find a spouse to save his life—starting with his quest companions. But his attempts at wooing his friends go painfully and hilariously wrong…until he discovers that love might have been in front of him all along.
Finch Chamberlin is the newest transfer student to the ultra-competitive Ulalume Academy… but she’s also not what she seems. Months before school started, Finch and her parents got into an accident that should have left her dead at the bottom of the river. But something monstrous, and ancient, and terrifying, wouldn’t let her drown. Finch doesn’t know why she woke up after her heart stopped, but since dying she’s felt a constant pull from the school and the surrounding town of Rainwater, like something on the island is calling to her. Selena St. Clair sees right through Finch, and she knows something is seriously wrong with her. But despite Selena’s suspicion, she feels drawn to Finch and has a sinking feeling that from now on the two will be inexplicably linked to one another. One night Finch, Selena, and her friends accidentally summon a carnivorous creature of immense power in the depths of the school. It promises to grant every desire the girls have kept locked away in their insecure hearts—beauty, power, adoration—in exchange for a price: human body parts. But as the cost of their wanting becomes more deadly, Finch and Selena must learn to work together to stop the horror they unleashed, before it consumes the entire island.
VS Note: Nice to see a new one from her. Good Time, Bad Boy by her was sooo good. Not PNR though.
f you need a vital ingredient found for your dangerous occult practice, Russell Bristow is your man, no questions asked. But when he’s offered a job so dark that even he turns it down, it gets his only family held hostage. Now he has no choice but to locate a young woman marked for a sacrifice. He knows it will leave a scar on his soul, but nothing could prepare him for the toll it would take on his heart. Zoe King won’t be used as currency to pay her sorcerer father’s debt to a demon. She’ll fight for her life with everything she’s got, even if it’s a formidable love hex. When Russell is blackmailed into kidnapping Zoe, they soon find themselves wondering if their feelings for each other are real, or just a magical illusion. Russell’s past is coming back to haunt him, and there’s a demon with a claim on Zoe’s soul. Hellfire is on the horizon, and there may be no escape.
VS note: From FEB 22
I see dead people, and that is so not what I signed up for. My vampire life itches, like I’ve thrashed around in poison sumac. I’m a freaking stranger in my own skin, balancing the day-to-day with paranormal shenanigans while my drop-dead gorgeous fated mate is sidetracked by supernatural politics. When I’m knocked out by a ghost and fail my test to join the Order, my future in the organization is at stake. One thing is crystal clear. I can’t be a vampire without the Order’s protection. It’s like everything I touch has that anti-Midas curse until I discover runic staves on an old Revolutionary War button from my late father’s things. Then everything changes. And I’m led on a search for my family’s connection to magic. And my purpose. Maybe it’s not to just become a member of the Order. Maybe there is more for me…..but, then again, nothing is ever as easy as it seems, not for me. Seems I may have more in common with the practitioners of the dark arts than I knew. And more trouble coming for me…Ack! This vampire may have bitten off more than she can drink!
I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, “These are the hands that buried my mother.” For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu. When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning’s only chance to save her sister’s life. But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger.
The Darkfell Vampire Clan is ruled by one queen. She has to be strong. Ruthless. Willing to do anything to keep her crown and survive the royal court’s treacherous maze of deception. Today, that queen is me. Tomorrow…Who knows? When I killed Viktor and took the throne, I thought I’d rid our kind of their worst threat. But the joke’s on me, because there’s a new enemy on the loose. He’s stronger than any of us—seductive and cunning—and has his sights set on me. Caine’s the worst of our species, and he threatens everything I love, but he’s in for a surprise, because I intend to be the last one standing. Amazon KU
I was lost and alone until they found me. Ruthless. Killers. Bikers. Now I belong to them. But after what they did to me, we have a long way to go before forgiveness. Someone is screwing with the Jackal’s motorcycle club business. They know what we are. Who we are. Always one step ahead. And they won’t stop until we’re six feet under. To stop our enemies, it’s time to fulfil my legacy. Become who I was born to be. Embrace my mates. Destroy our enemies; family or foe. Because no one takes what’s mine. No one. Amazon KU
We had found each other, married each other, and traveled to a hostile land together.
Why does his penance for his non-consensual sin have to be nearly impossible to achieve?
Brion and Ksenia still have so much to prove. To the world and to each other. They also find they still have so much more to lose.
When Peter Hilliard joined the band of 1920s adventurers he fondly calls the Peculiars, he had no idea he would be doing more than researching things in dusty old books. As a librarian, that’s his job after all. Instead, he found himself in Egypt, and falling in love with another man. Now Peter feels like he needs to prove himself, to find a way to support himself and his lover so they can be together and not be dependent on anyone else. That’s why he’s heading off to Romania to catalog a dusty old library for a long-lived count. Don Fitzhugh doesn’t want Peter to leave him, but he understands that a man has his pride, so he waits in London while Peter runs off to Romania. When Peter sets off a chain of events that leads to the Romanian count coming to London and proving to Don once again that there’s evil alive in the world, the Peculiars all band together to stop it. From a playboy millionaire to a Texas cowboy, as a man, they come together to face the count and try to save their friends, but will it be too little too late? Don and Peter must remember two things: they have each other as well as their friends and family, and that, hopefully, love can conquer all, even their own insecurities. As long as they can stay alive. Amazon KU
New York is my prison. Once a sought-after assassin, a single error in judgment landed me in servitude to House August, the most powerful vampire family in North America. Now I use my special brand of magic as a member of their security team, fighting monsters in the city and keeping the royal family’s many enemies at bay. When the queen summons me for an assignment and offers my freedom in return, I want to jump at the chance—until she tells me what the assignment is. Like a valiant knight, I am to escort her son from the family’s stronghold in Florida back to New York, which would be difficult enough without my messy romantic history with the rogue prince. I accept the job because my freedom means more than my wounded pride. Darkness and monsters stand between us and our destination. Thankfully I’ve never been afraid of either one. I soon discover there’s more at stake than the return of the prodigal son. Even if we survive our enemies, I’m not sure I’ll survive the journey with the vampire who broke my heart. Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 22
When an ancient being, the last of his kind, meets a fiery woman sought by evil, neither one of them is prepared for the consequences. Gateway is a shape-shifting demon hunter who finds, protects, and prepares the Chosen – human females with the ability to redeem or destroy demons. For centuries, he has followed the rules…Establish connection – Complete genetic imprint – No personal attachments…Until he meets his newest charge – curvy, fiery, headstrong, and angry with the world. Following the rules while fending-off demons is going to take everything he has and then some. Amazon KU
An elf stands on a battlefield, ready to strike. A fae prince falls for his mortal enemy. Whether this collection of stories takes you for a journey through a magical landscape or brings a creature from a distant land to your doorstep, you won’t be left wanting of magic and excitement. Strong women, big swords, epic adventures, and beautiful love stories come together in this fantasy book with femme fatales who look just like you. Do you like strong heroines, wizards, dragons, and forbidden romance? Then, this set is for you. Amazon KU
VS Note: From FEB 15
Fifteen tales tinged with darkness, where vampires and werewolves roam and familiar fairytales take on overtones of blood and vengeance. (Note: Some of these stories are not suitable for sensitive readers.) Note: Details of stories on ebook seller page.
What happens when your absolute happiness comes at a terrible cost to the people you love? Contemporary College student and her sixteenth-century boyfriend, Nick Tudor, have faced unfathomable danger and made life-changing sacrifices to keep their tender love alive. But when they learn the dreadful consequences of their decision to make a life together in the modern world, they are forced to return to Tudor England to save the throne from the invading Mary, Queen of Scots, and the lives of those they left behind. With the Tudor king believed to be dead and no fortune or army to fight with, how will Emmie and Nick save the world from collapsing without losing everything they’ve worked so hard for?
Aleron Eastaughffe is a billionaire griffin who knows what he wants…Namely, a gorgeous city penthouse, a life of luxury, and the respect and admiration of his peers-–all the things he’s come to expect as one of the Eastaughffes. But when Aleron finds himself connected to a rag-tag group of shifters and forced to work alongside the most awkward yet utterly captivating human witch in all the realms… he realizes he might want something very different after all. pencer Walsh is a witch who knows where he belongs…And that is alone, in his remote cabin, where there are no annoying people around to give him strange looks when he spends his days reading, or to complain when he gets hyper-focused on research and forgets they exist. But when an old friend needs help researching a mysterious set of runes, Spencer joins forces with a group of shifters–and one gorgeous, provoking griffin–and learns that the world might just be more accepting than he thought… and more dangerous than he ever dreamed. If Aleron and Spencer want a chance at a future together, they’ll have to let go of what they think they know, and face some hard truths together…The truth about the runes and the magic they hold. The truth about what love and belonging really mean. And the truth about how much they’ll compromise to make each other happy… and how hard they’ll fight to keep each other safe. Amazon KU
A standalone story in the Shadow Beast Shifters world. Best read after Deserted for storyline continuity. Simone, of the Torma shifters, thought she was finished with the world of supernaturals that existed outside of Earth. She’d been there, done that, and had the near death experience to show for her time. Then a summons back to Valdor–the vampire world– is dropped in her lap. Turns out that the last time she was there, her teeny tiny mistake sent out an energy burst that called to an ancient powerful master. A master who is looking for a mate and wants Simone to participate in the Selection to prove her worth. Attendance non-negotiable. Great. Lucky for her, she still has one ally up her sleeve: Lucien. Okay, yeah, he’s a snarly, powerful, frustratingly perfect master himself, but at least she knows where she stands. Lucien agrees to enter himself as a master-looking-for-a-mate in the Selection so they can pretend to fall for each other. Only, it’s never been that simple with Simone and Lucien, and all too soon the lines between pretend and real get very blurry. Especially when there’s feeding involved. Simone now has more at stake than just her life… her heart is on the line. AmazonKU
Just when Rowan thought things might be coming together. When she dared to hope things might work out. The world around her crumbled. Betrayed by her own pack. Held captive by someone she should’ve been able to trust above all others. And time is running out. Her only hope is her mates. Holden, Anson, Lucas, Keene, and Vaughn won’t stop fighting. For Rowan and for their bond. But just when they thought there might be a way out, everything is turned upside down yet again. Because the person who’s after Rowan? He’ll stop at nothing until all of her powers are his. And if he can’t have them, no one will. Amazon KU
Not being able to feel pain might sound like heaven… but it’s a living hell. After enduring more than a year of imprisonment and experimentation, Ash is finally free—but not unscathed. Unable to feel pleasure or pain, and without any memories of his life before his ordeal, he’s at the mercy of his rescuer: an alpha werewolf who promises he’ll protect Ash no matter what. Drew is handsome, caring, and kind, but he might not be all he seems, and he’s suffering his own ill effects of his briefer imprisonment. When he burst into Ash’s cell drenched in blood after ripping their torturers to pieces, Ash looked into his eyes and didn’t see anything but safety. But he’s dangerous. And if he can’t control himself, Ash could suffer a worse fate than the one he escaped. Amazon KU
Summer Donovan thinks paying her way through her expensive private college is her biggest problem. She’s about to find out how wrong she is. Because when the president of the most exclusive sorority on campus goes off the rails and bullies her, Summer defends herself with something she never knew she had. Magic. It turns out she’s a witch. But that’s only the start of the surprises in store for her. Soon after her magical breakthrough, Summer learns she’s destined to attend Elementals Academy—an exclusive school dedicated to witches descended from the Greek gods. At Elementals Academy, Summer finally finds the thing she’s wanted her whole life: a place where she fits in. Although that doesn’t last long, thanks to her magic not working the way it’s supposed to, and no one knowing why. But her biggest challenge isn’t schoolwork. Or magic. It’s Zane Caldwell—the iciest, most attractive, and most mysterious student at the school. Despite the way Zane’s warm to her one minute and cold the next, Summer feels an irresistible draw to him. While struggling to understand her feelings for Zane, Summer soon discovers she has another problem—one far more dangerous. There are secrets lurking within the hallowed halls of Elementals Academy, and she may hold the key to unraveling them. If she can survive long enough… and figure out who to trust. Amazon KU
The Irish stew at O’Brien’s pub in Ballydehag is a Friday night favorite—until several people get sick and terrible reviews bubble to the surface on social media. Publican and chef Sean O’Grady is horrified, but when one of his customers dies after eating the stew, he realizes he has more than poisonous reviews to worry about. Was Sean the only one who added ingredients to the simmering pot—or does someone have a taste for murder? Witch Quinn Callahan has her hands full with some new and disturbing residents of Ballydehag. The fortune-hunting Leprechauns aren’t as cute as her childhood cereal led her to imagine. And there are a couple of American visitors staying at the local B&B who look a lot like mobsters. Most important of all—can she find out who has been stirring the pot over at O’Brien’s? This picture-perfect Irish village is hiding dark deeds, and it’s up to Quinn and her late-night Vampire Book Club to clear Sean O’Grady’s name before someone decides that death needs a second helping. Amazon KU
Tristan knew one thing for certain—he should never have left his pack. Ambushed on the way to another wolf pack, Tristan finds himself a prisoner of the hyenas. At first, he isn’t sure who to be more wary of. His captors. Or his hostile cellmate. But Dash, an alpha fox, has good reason to be distrustful. And that reason might just be the cub hiding in the shadows of their cell. If Dash has learned one thing in his life so far, it’s this—never trust a wolf. Hours away from escaping to safety with his cub, Dash’s plans are ruined by the arrival of a new prisoner. A wolf who can’t take a hint that he’s not a welcome addition to their cell. But as Dash grudgingly gets to know Tristan, he realizes that he needs the omega’s help if he’s going to keep Maia safe. He can’t trust wolves, but maybe he can trust this wolf. Amazon KU
I’ll have to protect myself from giving him more than just my magic. Assuming he’s a savage in the matters of the heart. After escaping the horde camping nearby, I devise a plan that will get me through heavily guarded gates of Lyan. It wasn’t supposed to include a savage. Especially not one that’s as charming as he is fierce. Then he pins me and offers me a deal: I let him channel my magic, and he escorts me inside the city. It’s simple, with no strings attached. Until I’m bound to him in a way neither of us expected. Now I’ll have to protect myself from giving him more than just my magic.
Assuming he’s a savage in the matters of the heart. Amazon KU
A dragon who can’t get away from his past – Dragon Guard Stein has been watching his mate from afar for a very long time, but refuses to claim her. It hadn’t been difficult to ignore Lady Vera at first. She’d been a spoiled, vain, and selfish brat who pushed and clawed at anyone who got in the way of what she wanted and so no matter how his dragon felt, he decided not to pursue her. [SNIP] When Lady Vera’s life is threatened, Stein’s instinct to protect spurs him into action, bringing them closer than ever. However, the sins of his past continue to haunt him and prevent him from claiming Vera as his mate. Can he overcome his own fears and insecurities to win her heart or will he forever be wanting Vera from afar? Amazon KU
Camel watched each of his pack brothers find their soulmates. He knows there’s a soulmate out there for him too and that finding that person may mean saving the world. But what he knows matters less than what he feels. His head tells him spending all his time protecting Fulton—a man who gets into far too much trouble for a fragile human—may mean dooming all of humanity, but his heart refuses to let the human out of his sight. Fulton has many regrets, but none so devastating as meeting Camel. The alpha is always there, even when he shouldn’t be, and keeping him at arm’s length is nearly impossible. He’s so stubborn, and sexy, and all Fulton wants to do is fall into his embrace, but Camel is also taken—promised to a man who isn’t him. If Camel knew the truth about Fulton, he’d hate him. Fulton has ignored his dangerous secret for too long and though saying goodbye will break his heart, it was always going to break anyway. He’ll probably die attempting to take back his future, but at least then the arrogant alpha will be forced to move on. Except, saying goodbye to Camel means nothing if the stubborn alpha refuses to accept it. Every second spent close to Camel is torture, making Fulton jealous of a man he’ll probably never meet, because if facing his demons doesn’t kill him, his envy will. Amazon KU
Snow Falls, Montana. I’ve found myself in A town full of shifters. Shifters I never wanted to be around ever again. My blood sings being surrounded by my own kind. But they aren’t my kind. I’m a half breed who can’t shift. Useless. But I’ve proved everyone wrong. I’ll show them all I’m more than an abomination. Yet, a snarky Wolf and sexy as sin twin leopards insist I’m their mate. And they won’t let me go. Leopards, wolves, and Fae oh my. Hell has come to Snow Falls and we must fight as one or be destroyed. Will they take my heart by storm or will my doubts get the best of me? Amazon KU
I had a rocky start to my appointment as Guardian of the Crown, but I am resilient and determined to seize the reigns of my destiny—even if it means going up against an evil man like Ruic Breard. But when a shocking discovery threatens my position—and the bonds I’ve created—I worry I won’t be enough to lead my mates to the victory the quadrant needs. Lukas, Tundra, Dune, and Shadow believe in me and are committed to help me stabilize the Dornte Quadrant. But what if their confidence isn’t enough? What if I’m not enough? Amazon KU
Fred has always been drawn to gargoyles… turns out he is one. Wolf shifter Randolph moved to the city to get away from shifter politics. Being the youngest son of the Moon Ridge Alpha, the most powerful pack in the north, he’s ready to just be Randolph, average joe. He finds a cool apartment, gets a boring office job, and even adopts a pet lizard named Larry. His life is as average as can be… until suddenly it isn’t. Realtor Fred spends his days selling the hottest properties in the city. Helping people find their dream place is a pretty okay way to make a buck. But that wasn’t what drew him to the field. It was the gorgeous architecture of the city, especially the buildings adorned with gargoyles. Little did Fred know his birth father is a gargoyle—the king of the gargoyles at that. Fred’s world flips upside down as he discovers his true self and is called to serve his role as rightful heir to the throne. Add to that finding his true mate, a wolf shifter who hates politics, and the whole sprouting wings and turning to stone thing, and he doesn’t know which way is up. Amazon KU
I know the four gorgeous prisoners I guard are different, but I can’t figure out why. All I know is that I can’t say goodbye to them. Not yet. They’re the most heavily secured inmates in the entire prison. So why do I always make sure to look nice for them when I’m on patrol? Jasper, Kaz, Grey, and Orion all have an otherworldly look to them only noticeable after you get past just how insanely hot they are. As much as I should keep my distance from them, nothing in me wants to. Apparently, neither do they. Because when they escape they take me with them. And that’s how I find myself living in a castle in a land I never even knew existed. Soon I learn, these four have more to give me than I ever knew I could have. But I’m just a human in a land where power is rich and plentiful, and danger lies around every corner. Can I ever belong in this strange new land by the side of the four most powerful fae in the kingdom? And am I willing to risk everything to find out? AmazonKU
My happily ever after is here, and I’m going to make the most of it. I have my men, my new families, and my people all coming together to make sure things are safe for what’s coming next – our twins. It’s time to turn inward and create our new family, instead of worrying about the world outside. Haret still has a long way to go in many areas. We’re not sure what our twins will mean to some, but I’m not worried. On top of all the help I have, I’ve learned the most important lesson – to trust myself.
Everything I’ve been through shows me I can make it through anything else. Amazon KU
World of Aquatica: When a man swims in private waters, he discovers more than he ever thought possible. Deckart Waldorf knows he’s not supposed to be swimming there, but he needs to get away. Sneaking onto the private beach seems like a good idea. His ex would never think to look for him there. After all, Deckart has always followed the letter of the law, in every area of his life. He’s never even had a parking ticket. While snorkeling, Deckart spots what looks like the largest sea snail he’s ever seen. He figures it has to be almost five feet in diameter. Unable to help himself, he takes a closer look. Deckart swims around it and even touches the animal. After a few minutes, the beast reaches out to him, revealing tentacles that help it move swiftly, telling him it isn’t a snail. Deckart has no idea what it is, but it doesn’t seem dangerous, joining him in playful acrobatics. When he tires and heads to shore, it follows… and turns into a man… a huge light-browned skinned man named Rawlins who claims they’re mates. Can Deckart come to grips with Rawlins’s nature before his ex tracks him down again? Amazon
When Arkimedes is kidnapped by The Dark Ones, Nava is forced to make a bargain with the devil. Sneaking into prison, she releases her archenemy Devon Black. Nava prays the life debt she places on Devon is enough to ensure his help. Nothing is more shocking than when Nava finds her beloved again. Arkimedes has returned to his birthplace and has no memory of Nava and their lives together—or the past eleven years of his life. Under the cover of a fake engagement, Nava must hide her soulmate bond, navigate the Copper Kingdom’s deadly court, and field off demon attacks in the nearby forest. Her plan is to trigger her soulmate’s memories and convince him to flee. But this new version of Arkimedes is cold, ruthless, and determined to solve the mystery of why he was abandoned as a child. Yet the soulmate bond won’t be denied. Nava and Ark are drawn to each other, and her delicate web of secrets is threatening to unravel. Amazon KU
It’s been five years since the monsters took over the world. And now it’s up to me to save us all. My name’s Belle and I’m not your typical fairy-tale princess. That whole provincial life? Not for me.
I always had big dreams of traveling the world, of seeing far-off places that I only ever read about in the pages of a book. I just never realized that I would one day have to save it. A small-town girl like me? Impossible. Yet regardless of my doubts, I can’t lose hope, especially as my father disappeared six months ago, and I’d bet all the books in my library that they have him. I’ll get my father back. No matter what it costs. Even if I have to sacrifice my freedom to do so. I just never expected that I would end up desiring the monsters so much. They do strange things to my body, invading my dreams, and I’m simply no match. But what do you expect from four terrors with horns, wings, tails, and snake tongues? Can I tame the monsters after all? Or will they tame me? Amazon KU
The red wolf thrall brings grown men to their knees. All it takes is one look from an omega red wolf shifter, and men mistakenly believe they have found their fated mate. Kings have been dethroned, businessmen have lost fortunes, and heartless murderers have fallen helplessly in love under the curse of the thrall. Kai knows his feelings for Noah, a handsome red wolf shifter, may be nothing but pheromones and magic. But what is love, if not magic? Kai’s going after him anyway. Amazon KU
After spending nearly a year in captivity, Ramsey Altair needed time to heal. Although she had long dreamed of finding her fated mate, she wasn’t prepared to face the man who might belong to her so soon after being rescued. Feeling as though she had no other choice, she fled his pack before they could meet. Aero Covey refused to be deterred. Once he realized the faint scent he’d caught in his town was his fated mate, nothing was going to stop him from finding her. Amazon KU
Morrigan’s incursion of Ireland might have been stopped, but her escaped general, the Battle Bard, Aneirin, isn’t going to take defeat lightly. As the family magician, Charlotte is tasked to hunt down the general so that they can remove the threat of him once and for all. There’s only one problem… she’s expected to work with Reeve Greatdrakes, trash magician, and the man that broke her heart without even realizing it. Her new brother Prince Kian makes her a deal: find Aneirin with Reeve, and she gets to go and study with the legendary fae mages. It’s an offer that Charlotte can’t refuse, even if she has to suck up her pride and hurt feelings to do it. No problem, right? Reeve Greatdrakes has been wondering for five years what he did to Charlotte to make her burn their friendship. Reeve will do everything he can to make amends and win Charlotte over again. There’s also the small matter of a dragon curse lurking in the Greatdrakes family, and it knows a treasure when it sees it. It wants Charlotte, and Reeve can’t fight it anymore. The Ironwoods, the Fae, and the Greatdrakes are going to have to work together to stop Aneirin from releasing the other two generals into the world. It’s a good thing for the world they are family and have no choice but to play nice. Amazon KU
As the second Horseman of the Apocalypse, War is tasked with fueling the flames of the destruction started by his brother Conquest. But War has just discovered the answer to a profound mystery about himself—proof of a connection that goes to the very heart of who he is—that will change everything about his life moving forward. Uriel, the Archangel of Diligence, must defeat War and stop the Apocalypse from coming to fruition. He won’t allow anything to throw him off the course he’s chosen for himself, especially not a smart-mouth Horseman who he’s always thought was his opposite—and his enemy—in every way. Fire and ice were never meant to fall in love. When Uriel and War are thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, they are forced to confront a past they’ve both been running from. Faced with challenges, betrayal, and the war brewing between Heaven and Hell, they have a choice to make. It isn’t only the bond between them at stake: their very existence—and the existence of the world—hangs in the balance. Uriel must decide what side of the fight he’s on … and War must decide what he’s willing to give up for an Archangel’s love. AmazonKU
Never fall for the monster inside you. Telarion and I have an understanding: Never talk about our emotions. Never express our feelings to each other. Never spend the evenings together. Luckily, catching eldritch is time consuming and exhausting work. Throw in an attempted kidnapping and a bunch of missing mystics, and who has time for matters of the heart, right? When I stumble into the path of an eldritch civilian in the eldritch realm, things get even more interesting. Turns out there’s an eldritch male on our side of the rift. Bringing him back could be the key to my questions about my mother and about the eldritch world. Danger and mystery could be my saviours, if only I could focus to get the job done. The only problem is Telarion has become more than my curse. He’s become my addiction. And our rules… Well, don’t they say rules are made to be broken? Amazon KU
My brother is taking over the family business…It was something I’d trained for my entire life. I was more suited for it than he was in almost every way. Except for the most important one… the ability he’d inherited from our father. Why wasn’t I born with the same powers? I’m leaving the underworld. I don’t belong there anymore. Of course, I only have one marketable skill: Kicking ass and taking names. How can I use that to start a new life for myself on Earth? Unfortunately, vigilantism doesn’t pay the bills. Amazon KU
Creatures of all kinds go to the Barista to find love, including the fiery Phoenix twins known as Icarus and Dalus. Icarus claims that he wants to find a soulmate for his twin, Dalus— when really he is searching for someone that can take the heat of both of them. Someone who likes to play with fire and will let them kiss the burns. The Barista introduces the two of them to Melody, a brilliant and sweet human who has known about monsters her entire life and has always wanted to live out her darkest fantasies. The three of them immediately fall headfirst into a passion that could set the world on fire. Troubles are brewing around them, eager to silence their new song of love. When dark events occur, they find that their new bonds can help them rise from the ashes. Amazon KU
I have a mate. I have a pack. So why does my wolf feel so damned unsettled? Finally shifting after years of my wolf being in hiding is incredible. My mate Andrew is everything I never dreamed of but somehow always wanted. Still, my wolf wants more. She wants Neville and Vincent. And she wants them now. And another thing…No one talks about the whys and hows of the other pack that slowly seems to be creeping in, but I have a bad feeling about it. My bad feelings have never steered me wrong. So now, I wait. Amazon KU
London, 1861. In the fog shrouded streets, powerful magic stirs, and three tortured souls collide. More than ten years have passed since newlywed Lady Carlyle used magic to save her unborn children, and every day she dreads the return of her demonic husband. Linked by death, the gallant Captain Justin Quin and his troubled lover, Lady Julia Molyneux, are on the hunt for a killer. When their paths come together malignant forces of undreamt power are unleashed — forces that will shake an empire.
Evan never thought he was going to be special. As the adopted son of a tailor, he had always expected to manage the shop after his father passed. But when his Aura awakens, he finds himself entering Yesgol Academy of Magic, a place filled with the children of elite mages and nobles, all of whom have had magical education from the time they could walk. Among such prestigious company, Evan will have to learn fast or be left in the dust and in debt. At Yesgol, he studies the arts of enchanting and divination, but all is not as it seems. As Evan pushes forwards his skills as a mage to catch up with his peers, he finds himself entangled with a secret society for the reformation of magic, deals with the occasional extraplanar horror appearing in the shadows of the school, and catches the eye of a charming young noble who’s been excommunicated from his family. Amazon KU
Paranormal Security and Intelligence operative and wolf-shifter Dougal “Striker” McCracken is known for his wild ways, and devil may care attitude. He’s worked long and hard to build the persona. It disarms others and protects his emotions. The ones he keeps buried within. But try as he might, one woman sees through his antics. She’s not afraid to call him on his bull or set him in his place when the need arises (which it often does). He’s not sure how to act around the lass. On the one hand, she makes his body burn with a desire, the likes of which he’s never experienced before. On the other, she’s irritable, stubborn, not a huge fan of his, and most of all, vulnerable. He might have already missed his window to claim the feisty woman. Even if he hasn’t, it would be wrong to give in to the pull he has to her when all she needs is time to heal and process everything she’d gone through. But it’s impossible for him to stay away. Simply being in her orbit soothes his inner wolf. Striker knows deep down she’s his mate and that patience has never been one of his virtues. When the enemy makes a move against her, this Scotsman lets his wolf and his emotions free.
15 Short Stories previously only available on Patreon featuring new fiction from the Moon Series, Sedona Pack, Night Series, Sentinels of Savannah & more.
VS Note: A re-release.
The king of the vampires is in hell…and he will do anything to get his freedom. Ryder Duncan has been a prisoner at the Genesis facility for far too long. Trapped, starved, tortured—he is ready to do anything necessary in order to escape. If Genesis wants a monster, he will show his captors just how deadly he can be…Then an angel is tossed into his cage. A beautiful angel who burns hell-hot and wrecks his world. With one taste of Sabine Acadia’s blood, Ryder is hooked. Her taste is like no other and the flood of power he gets from her is a supernatural rush. He knows what she is—even before he is forced to watch the flames consume her. Beautiful, magical, more than a myth…Sabine is a phoenix, and when she rises, he vows that she will be his. Thrown together in an alliance born of blood and passion, they have to trust each other. Escape is their goal. Freedom their dream. Ryder vows to make their captors pay—in blood—even as he plans to keep Sabine at his side. He’s roamed this earth for centuries, and he’s always searched for his perfect mate. He just never expected his desire for her to burn so hot. But that’s the thing about fire…even a slow burn will eventually consume you.
Chained in the dungeon of an island fortress, the spoiled young aristocrat Vaden Toldar is being held as bait. The Lasomin navy hopes to lure the pirate captains to their doom—including Vaden’s sister, Captain Melandra Toldar. Most of the captives are already dead, and Vaden is losing hope. But when the colorful pirate Captain Oulin Masoun of the Radical comes to rescue one of his crew, Vaden finds more than simple hope. Captain Oulin Masoun is a man of great passion, who has always tried to “fix” the wounded and broken, and Vaden is certainly that. Oulin is determined not to fall into that trap again, but Vaden proves impossible to resist with his sweetness, vulnerability, and growing determination. But they may not have a choice. Vaden is caught between his warring family—his pirate captain sister and his brother, an admiral in the Lasomin navy set to burn the pirate port of Tarnton to the ground. And Oulin is torn between defending his brethren and the man he’s come to love.
Gemma Leight doesn’t believe in magic—not after years of witnessing senseless tragedy as an ER nurse. But the sexy vampire anti-hero in her new favorite medieval-esque TV show speaks to her. As in, he says her name while looking at her through the screen. Just when Gemma’s convinced she hallucinated the whole thing, she gets pulled into his world. For over a century, Skarde Blackmann has roamed as a hunter-for-hire against evil creatures. The moment he begins to believe the prophecy about him is bogus, Gemma comes through a mirror. One slip up, one bite to the sassy woman who makes him laugh, and she’ll become a vampire—and condemn his soul to damnation. Not a problem; he’ll just keep his distance. But when Gemma’s life is at stake, staying away is no longer an option. Amazon
No woman wants the attention of an alpha. Huge, Brutal, dominant… lying to one is suicide. But I don’t have a choice. When my sister is snatched off the streets, there’s only one person I can turn to. The alpha I’ve been hiding from for years. Bane Craven. The ruthless former soldier turned lawyer is my alpha, but he doesn’t know it. And he never needs to know. If he ever finds out I lied to him, hid from him… I don’t want to know what he’ll do. Armed with a suppressant patch and an attitude, I just need his help this one time, then I’ll never darken his door again. That was the plan… right up to the point he kissed me. His hard embrace and demanding kisses leave me yearning for things I swore I’d never need or want. An alpha’s bite, his knot… a nest to call my own. I’m screwed. And if he finds out I’m lying…I shouldn’t want her. Shouldn’t crave her. But I do. Rules be damned… Beta or not, I’m going to make her mine. When Willow erupts into my life, desperate for my help to find her sister, I almost send her away. What do I want with a beta female? A tiny, delicate little slip of a beta female who has all my alpha instincts sitting up and taking notice. I shouldn’t want her, beta’s are too fragile for an alpha’s attention, but there’s something about her I can’t ignore. I’ll help her find her sister, and try to keep my alpha needs to myself. Even if it ties me up in knots. Then I find out she’s not who or what she seems. She’s been keeping secrets from me all along… Secrets that could get her killed.
Like all Necromancers, Cassius Corbin grew up knowing one irrevocable truth: death comes for us all. It was a lesson he learned well when his mother was murdered by fellow witches. Six years later, he is back in the town of Winslow, Massachusetts to attend Tennebrose University. But that’s not the only reason. While he’s home, he intends to track down a magical folio stolen from his family centuries ago. Once he finds it, he’ll finally be everything the witches in Winslow fear and the Corbin name will be respected once again — as long as Graeme Hewitt, the son of his family’s archenemy, stays out of his way. As the first weather witch born in a century, the witches in Winslow demand great things from Graeme Hewitt, despite his thoughts on the matter. He’s supposed to be their future, but all Graeme can think about is the past — until the infuriating Cassius Corbin returns. In spite of the blood feud that has raged for centuries between their families, Graeme finds himself in the unfortunate situation of needing Cassius’s help. Six years ago, Graeme’s little brother also died and Graeme wants the truth about what happened that day. So who better to answer his questions than the son of the woman who murdered him? Amazon KU
When the gang finds themselves in Hollow Cemetery, helping Fifi renovate a mausoleum for a client, they have no idea that Astrid’s magic is about to go berserk, and Lorcan will be on the receiving end. Find out what happens to Lorcan and how Haven Hollow’s best witch and gypsy plan to fix it! Amazon KU
The prophecy foretold of the true queen…In the new world, where the old world is long forgotten, an evil queen sits on the throne, and anyone who challenges her reign is a mortal enemy—I am that enemy just by breathing. The queen always gets what she wants, and she wants me dead. Then one day, my life is turned upside down by a prophecy naming me the one true queen. I was oblivious to the true roles of the two men in my life—the Angel of Light and the Angel of Death—as my existence hung in the balance. One man there to save me, the other to claim me should the queen succeed in her quest for my blood. But every time she nearly succeeds in my demise, my dark angel swoops in, pulling me back to safety. Making the world stop. Pulling everything back in balance. Tired of being hunted by the vampires, slaves to the queen, I decide to fight back. It’s the only way to survive. I’m going to tear down the wards one by one and free my allies—the witches and the wolves—and then I’m going to force the queen from the safety of her castle and claim what’s rightfully mine. Her kingdom. Her throne. Her crown.
After losing his boyfriend, Joel, in an accident, Niko moves back home to Yverwood. He’s trying to move on with his life. Except there’s just one problem. His new apartment might be haunted. With some help from his childhood best friend Cole, and his sibling ghost whisper, Niko might be able to move on… That is, if he can let go of the ghosts of his past and present, and focus on the future that’s right in front of him. Amgine is an 9300 word novelette ghost story with an m/m/m love triangle. It is the third story in Amara Lynn’s Yverwood series, but can be read and enjoyed on its own. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I never thought I’d have to kill a billionaire playboy…But here’s the thing: he’s a dragon shifter. At least, that’s the rumor. And dragons are dangerous—they burned my old town and thousands of people in it. I never wanted to become a hunter, but if I don’t deal with him, he could destroy this town…Did I mention I’m also his bodyguard? It’s a simple task: get close enough to the enemy and kill him. Thing is, nothing’s ever really simple with a dragon shifter, especially one as gorgeous and sexy as Chris. I want to kill him so badly, but that’s not the only temptation. Amazon KU
It’s the scars you can’t see…After my last boyfriend tried to kill me, I swore off relationships for life. So why can’t I stop thinking about the dangerous—and completely unstable—alpha of the new wolf pack in town? Thankfully, my heart isn’t in any danger, because Draven Moreau hates me with a fiery passion. But when witches start disappearing and the fate of our coven’s magic falls to me, I desperately need his help. Only he doesn’t want anything to do with me…until he does. With a hidden enemy drawing me into their sick and twisted game, Draven suddenly wants me close, whether I like it or not. As darkness closes in and the horrors of the past are repeated, I’ll have to fight for my life—and a love I’d never dared to hope for.
Fire dragon alpha Haru has never been able to leave the past behind. The childhood bond he shared with Aerin, a human omega, has shaped the course of his life, even after the boy’s dragon-fearing parents broke their friendship apart. Haru thought he’d never see his first love again, until fifteen years later, an inferno brings him and his flight of dragon firefighters face-to-face with the omega—and the three dragon children clinging to his side. With a strong will to nurture those left on the wayside, Aerin is drawn to dragons when most humans would avoid them. Now, just a month after returning to his hometown with two dragon babies and a toddler under his care, Aerin finds his orphanage ablaze and the alpha from his past putting out the flames. Haru offers to take him and the kids in, but with his flight on rocky ground, the other alphas of the group are not too pleased about playing manny to a clutch of hatchlings. Fires are their specialty, not flying babies! But Aerin is determined to help Haru bring the group together—even when their unrequited heat comes simmering back to the surface. Amazon KU
He’s my brother’s best friend and my next door neighbor on the ranch. He’s also the sole star of my day dreams, but totally off-limits. Until we find ourselves locked in a cabin in a snow storm. And when he strips off his shirt…I know for sure that I’m a goner. I’ve known him my whole life, and have always pined for him. I love his strength, the way his muscles ripple and his hands move. There’s always this tension when we’re together. And in this much too hot cabin, the tension is reaching new heights. I crave his touch, but I know it’s irresponsible to want him. Besides, I’m pretty sure he’s never even noticed me and my curvy figure. Until the heat in the cabin is proving too much even for him.
And I have to ask myself the one question that matters for a wolf shifter: Will my mate take care of me and our baby? Amazon KU
Shifters have hunted my kind for centuries and now I’m mated to one. I’m a Necro witch with the ability to see the souls of other living things. Thanks to the shifters’ brutality, I’m one of the few left. Let’s just say we don’t get along. My survival hinges on staying away from shifters. And I do until James Moore waltzes his way into my life. He’s not just the hot as hell Alpha of the local pack, he’s the most powerful shifter I’ve ever come across. After saving me from being kidnapped, he’s determined to keep me safe by any means necessary. And to make matters worse, we’re soul mates. It should be impossible, but fate says otherwise. I’ve got to stop the kidnappers before James and his pack figure out my secret. Otherwise, being kidnapped will be the least of my worries. AmazonKU
In the world of magic, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Molly wants nothing more than to settle down with her new family. Unfortunately, fate has its own agenda. Molly and Ryker are being attacked on multiple fronts, and they don’t know who they can trust. The Ashpoint pack should be stronger than ever now that the witches have joined its forces. But, can a long-term rivalry ever truly end? Ryker is one of the most powerful alphas in the world. Molly’s magic has grown immensely, and as a team, they’re unstoppable. Now more than ever, they need to work together. Game on. AmazonKU
After an encounter that left both of them bitter, can spiritual advisor Sai-Jun and son of the general Shen-Fei overcome their differences in time to survive the buried secrets that threaten them? As the youngest spiritual advisor of Foshana in over a century, Sai-Jun performs his duties with a single-mindedness that comes from years of study and training… or at least, he’d like to, except that a fateful encounter with a certain young man nearly a year ago continues to invade his thoughts. Worse still, that young man is Shen-Fei, son of General Shen-Ya, whose dangerous temper has inspired Sai-Jun’s intense dislike. For all his father’s ambitions, Shen-Fei has no wish to follow in his footsteps as a warrior. Instead, his passion is for drawing—something the general will not tolerate. He also hides a dark secret that he dares not share with anybody—not even the one person who might be able to help. With emotions threatening to come to a head amid the ever-present game of politics, will secrets be exposed too late? And even once they’re revealed, will Sai-Jun and Shen-Fei be able to resolve past misunderstandings and rekindle their lost love?
Ava – Dancing in a rowdy nightclub isn’t most girls’ career plan, but Ava makes it work. Bump, grind, flirt—easy as pie. Her life shatters when she’s marked. A human that can have dragon shifter babies is a prize worth killing for, and her stalker is ready to be a dad. When her apartment burns down, Ava learns a fun fact. Stalkers don’t like being rejected. And hers will stop at nothing to claim her as his own. One man can help her. Baz—King of the Seattle dragon shifters and definitely not a gangster. Despite the warnings to stay away from him, his protection is her only hope. But Ava has a problem. Powerful and sexy as hell, Baz sets her soul on fire. Literally. Baz – Baz doesn’t have time to help humans. His sister has a target on her back, and family always comes first. Everything changes when a dancer crashes into his lap, desperate for his protection. Ava’s sweet scent and feisty temper drives his inner beast wild. The need to mate is irresistible, but his pretty, new roommate is already running from one dragon. Seducing her for himself is, at best, morally gray. But Baz has always been a bad boy, and rules don’t apply to the king. At first, having her in his penthouse is delicious torture. But the longer Ava is around, the more Baz starts to soften. And when you’re king, being soft isn’t an option. Amazon KU
They call me Kallista Nix, but that is not my real name. My past was taken from me, and though I search for it every day for the past five years, all I find are dead ends. Though I search for the Dark Shade, everyone keeps telling me that it doesn’t exist. The darkness, the monsters, the fear—they’re all in my head. I’m tempted to believe them. The Shades are magical safe havens where everyone can be who they truly are without having to hide. Supernaturals of all kinds love them. They’re not supposed to be dark. But how can I argue with my own memories? Everything changes when I steal a magical artifact I wasn’t supposed to steal, and now everyone is after me—the biggest werewolf pack in the country, and Alexander King himself. He’s a vampire who works for the highest supernatural authority in the world, a merciless predator, the most beautiful monster you’ll ever see. If I were smart, I’d keep far away from him, especially when he looks at me like he wants to devour me, and my heart trips over itself every time he’s close. But to find out the truth about the Dark Shade, I have no choice but to work with him, even if I might end up imprisoned, dead—or something far worse. I swore to myself that I would do everything it took to find out about my past. But what if the price I have to pay for it is my future? Amazon KU
A house with “personality.” One ridiculously tall leprechaun. Two nachtmares. And three geriatric defenders straight out of the retirement village. These are my ducks, and they are not in a row. It wasn’t until I lost everything—my home, my marriage, even my career—that I started to wonder if our “family curse” might be more than an unfortunate turn of phrase. Now turning forty-five, the age at which every woman in my family dies, I need answers not only for myself but for my two daughters. And I’ll see every specialist in the country if that’s what it takes. But when a lifelong friend discovers a link between my strange family history and an abandoned estate, I can’t pass up the opportunity to learn what happened before the death certificates started piling up. What I find may mean it’s too late to change my fate, but that doesn’t mean I won’t die trying. If there’s a curse on our family, I’m coming for it with everything I’ve got. Might as well make use of these raging hormones and decades of suppressed emotions while I still can…The time for surviving is over. It’s time to start living. Amazon KU
I’m just a girl standing in front of a guy, begging him to save me from the monsters. With no family, a take-no-sh*t attitude, and a fast-paced job as a delivery biker in NYC, I keep men at arm’s length. It makes things simple. What’s not simple is when monsters kidnap me in broad daylight and throw me in the back of a cab. I’m all on my own and totally screwed… until a mysterious stranger tears the car apart to rescue me. Ramsey, also known as Aries, says he’s the first constellation of the Zodiac, twelve superpowered protectors who have dreamed of me for thousands of years. He’s all that stands between me and the horrors of the void. And did I mention he’s hot as hell? One by one, the Zodiac are waking to save me—and the whole goddamn world—from the ancient horrors and their slimy, grasping tentacles. Aries is the first. I don’t know why I trust him… I definitely need him… and I can’t fight how much I want him. Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my Backlist Spotlight is my scifi rockstar romance! This is one of my personal most favorites…
This novella was previously released in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. My scifi rockstar romance!
Grant Barton, a Security Officer on the Nebula Zephyr, is less than thrilled with his current assignment to guard an Interstellar singing sensation while she’s on board the ship. It doesn’t help that he and his military war bird Valkyr are dealing with their recent separation from the Sectors Special Forces and uncertainty over their future, with their own planet in ruins.
Karissa Dawnstar is on top of the charts and seemingly has it all – talent, fame, fortune and devoted fans, but behind her brave smile and upbeat lyrics she hides an aching heart. When a publicity stunt goes wrong, Karissa finds herself in the arms of the security officer assigned to protect her – and discovers a mutual attraction she can’t ignore.
Trouble continues to plague the pair, driving a wedge between them and leaving Grant certain that Karissa is in more danger than she realizes, from overzealous fans and her own management. Grant is determined to protect Karissa whether she wants his help or not. Can he discover the truth behind what’s going on before he loses Karissa or is there someone else plotting to keep them apart – permanently?
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