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.
She’s fated to be mine, but the world is determined to steal her away. When I was twelve, I was forced to watch as an invader killed everyone I loved. He captured me and took me to the chamber, where he tortured me and the other males, desperate to twist us into a beastly army. He may have turned me into a monster, but I refused to give into his demands. Now I’ve been sold to the Galaxy Games, where I must complete a series of dangerous tasks with an Earthling female by my side. Jade is luscious and curvy, and she makes me ache for a life I never thought I could have. Jade’s determined to win the Game. And despite allowing me to show her the steps of Videen, my people’s way of giving pleasure, she insists she’ll return to her home planet once the Game is finished. But she’s my fated mate, and I keep what’s mine. Amazon KU
Tiny, sassy, but oh so fierce – Rihanna is condemned to a twenty-year sentence on the most savage prison planet in the sector for a crime she didn’t commit. On the day of her transfer, she’s offered a deal to commute her sentence: an arranged marriage with a grumpy orc-minotaur who has muscles for days, devilish red eyes, and an insufferably smart mouth. Despite his species’ reputation for being violent brutes, Rihanna soon finds herself drawn to the gentle giant that lurks beneath his terrifying appearance. Fearsome, savage, and yet so fluffy – When the agency informs Zatruk he’s been matched, the last thing he expects is for his mate to be such a tiny human. With his people rapidly entering blood rage, and the looming threat of war, he needs a queen to stand by his side as he strives to save his people, not a delicate flower. But he soon discovers that behind her fragile appearance, his little female hides a fierce and dauntless soul, with a sassy attitude that stirs him in unexpected ways. With time running out, will Rihanna be the blessing he needs to achieve the peace his people desperately desire, or will they self-destruct? Amazon KU
MORGAN – When the flesh-eating space bugs invading Earth didn’t make it up my mountain, I thought it was luck. I spent a quiet winter safe in my cabin as society collapsed around me. Turns out, a huge Xarc’n warrior has been stalking my land. Rhaz’k claims I’m “his,” but I belong to no one. His massive horns, fangs, and purple muscles turn my knees to jelly, but his cocky attitude is a hard pass.
When the deadly bugs start showing up around my home, the overprotective warrior tosses me over his shoulder and carries me to his shuttle. Who does this alien think he is? And why does he make my heart flutter? RHAZ’K – Morgan calls me bossy, but her body scents of lust every time I’m near. I’ve been patient all season, giving her time to accept that she’s mine. But I can wait no longer. Not with hostile humans searching for her and the scourge mysteriously making it through my barricades. The little human female is mine! She might scream at me now, but soon she’ll be screaming my name. Nothing will stop me from claiming my mate. Amazon KU
After half-human bionic Elanie installs her LunaCorp hormone upgrade, tumultuous emotions and her changing body complicate her life aboard the Ignisar. Seeking answers, she’s thrown into the path of the ship’s handsome but curt physician, Sem, an empath from the ocean planet Portis. Knowing empaths typically can’t tolerate being around bionics since AI emotions are unreadable, Sem is wary of his ability to treat Elanie effectively. Yet he finds himself undeniably drawn to her, bungling their appointments and making a fool of himself every time he sees her. Remaining professional in the face of a massively inappropriate crush becomes next to impossible. When a mysterious voice hacks Elanie’s programming, forcing her to hijack an escape pod and jump through space, Sem follows her to the edges of the Known Universe. Stranded on an uncharted planet together, they must fight to survive deadly blizzards, arctic ice caves, and a powerful secret cult. Navigating their growing feelings for each other might prove to be an even greater challenge than escaping back to the Ignisar. Amazon KU
They have only one job: beat all the other contestants. He’s a former POW who escaped the galaxy’s most secure prison. She’s a curvy book nerd, abducted from her job as a small-town librarian on Earth. Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other. Amazon KU
VS Note: I have a short 9K word SFR story in this one but it is NOT a new story. I was honored to be asked to participate in this effort and to do something even tiny to support Ukraine.
Get swept away by more than 1,000 pages of romantic urban fantasy, sci-fi romance, and paranormal romance from bestselling authors – all to help Ukrainian refugees affected by the recent tragedy. Featuring more than 40 authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, the Adamant Spirits charity anthology includes more than 42 novellas, novelettes, short stories, and exclusive sneak-peek chapters. Stories range in heat level from mild to scorching. Most importantly, all proceeds (100%) will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (or a similar charity should IRC become unavailable), which in turn will be directed to supporting humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian people. Universal Buy Link
VS Note: Author of STATION ELEVEN. Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I have it on my TBR.
Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core. Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She’s traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive’s best-selling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him. When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.
When Celeste Ballatine took this government job, the last thing she expected was to crash on an uninhabited planet, leaving her separated from her crew and left for dead on the black sand beaches of Artaxa Prime. A primitive alien-lion hybrid finds her, and he speaks her language, but that’s the least concerning thing. His chief demands she takes an alien mate, and Celeste doesn’t do committed relationships. Not after last time. Ta’alo rescued the beautiful alien female when she crashed from the sky and fell to their planet. Torn between his loyalty and honor when the chief refuses to let her leave, Ta’alo hatches a plan to help her escape this fate. Though technically she’s his, Ta’alo won’t let Celeste pay back his kindness with her body out of obligation. Celeste is driven to find the crewmates she lost–the only permanent fixtures in her life. The only solution to the chief’s demands is a fake relationship with this dangerous yet honorable kitty, but this game of cat and mouse will turn into something more if they’re not careful. AmazonKU
VS note: These are the author’s Pets in Space anthologies’ stories, re-released. I love her Project Enterprise stories!
In Time Trap, Sergeant Briggs’s world collides with the very unusual Madison and her pet parrot. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and get them the happy ending they deserve? Operation Ark’s Caro, her caticorn, and Kraye are tasked with returning some unusual aliens to their home planets. Together they must face a dangerous journey, a lethal enemy with a score to settle, their unexpected desire, and an uncertain future if they make it out alive. Cyborg’s Revenge asks the question, can the shy guy and the lovesick gal defeat their greatest enemy and find a happy ending? Only the chatty Snake knows for sure. General’s Holiday brings us a lady with a crazy story and a frog for a side-kick. And then there is the general who has been waiting for his Picard moment for a long time. Be careful what you ask for! But…if he can survive he might just get to kiss the lady. And in the bonus short story, “The Real Dragon,” Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss, her dragon suddenly came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
It’s all about blood. The blood spilled between the Republic of Mareen and the armies of the Blood Emperor long ago. The blood gifts of Mareen’s deadliest enemies. The blood that runs through the elite War Houses of Mareen, the rulers of the Tribunal dedicated to keeping the republic alive. The blood of the former Legatus, Verne Amari, murdered. For his granddaughter, Ikenna, the only thing steady in her life was the man who had saved Mareen. The man who had trained her in secret, not just in martial skills, but in harnessing the blood gift that coursed through her. Who trained her to keep that a secret. But now there are too many secrets, and with her grandfather assassinated, Ikenna knows two things: that only someone on the Tribunal could have ordered his death, and that only a Praetorian Guard could have carried out that order. Bent on revenge as much as discovering the truth, Ikenna pledges herself to the Praetorian Trials—a brutal initiation that only a quarter of the aspirants survive. She subjects herself to the racism directed against her half-Khanaian heritage and the misogyny of a society that cherishes progeny over prodigy, all while hiding a power that—if found out—would subject her to execution…or worse. Ikenna is willing to risk it all because she needs to find out who murdered her grandfather…and then she needs to kill them. Mareen has been at peace for a long time…Ikenna joining the Praetorians is about to change all that.
Earth is dying, humanity borders on extinction. Our plight seems hopeless — until they come for us. The males of Ximera are in danger of being lost forever if they cannot replace the women the plague stole from them. One by one, each Ximeran is paired with a human female. Not all the women of Earth are fully human, however. Myself included. And when my transport is hijacked, I’m forced to show my true form to protect myself. Despite finding me amongst the shredded remains of my captors, my mate seems delighted by the tiger inside of me. But I fear the reality of being mated to a shifter may be more than he can stomach. And in the shadows, another threat lurks, waiting to strike again. If I cannot convince Rakon to accept my claiming bite, if he refuses to stand with me against this evil, both our species risk losing everything.
World War Three and the Teal-47 plague have ravaged the world as we know it. Machines and technology have become relics of the past, and gone are the days of the nine to five. Survivors band together where they can to find a sense of normalcy and safety from the renegades who travel the land taking what they please and killing without mercy. For Claire Munro, that place is the City. Run with an iron fist by a leader named the Duke, the City is a place Claire can try and find herself again. That is, until her mother goes missing. Now Claire has to place her trust in the hands of a young woman whose name she doesn’t even know. Will the mysterious Captain with her shining six guns be Claire’s salvation or her doom?
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I love generation ship stories so I pre-ordered this.
It’s been over a century since three generation ships escaped an Earth dominated by artificial intelligence in pursuit of a life on a distant planet orbiting Tau Ceti. Now, it’s nearly Braking Day, when the ships will begin their long-awaited descent to their new home. Born on the lower decks of the Archimedes, Ravi Macleod is an engineer-in-training, set to be the first of his family to become an officer in the stratified hierarchy aboard the ship. While on a routine inspection, Ravi sees the impossible: a young woman floating, helmetless, out in space. And he’s the only one who can see her. As his visions of the girl grow more frequent, Ravi is faced with a choice: secure his family’s place among the elite members of Archimedes’ crew or risk it all by pursuing the mystery of the floating girl. With the help of his cousin, Boz, and her illegally constructed AI, Ravi must investigate the source of these strange visions and uncovers the truth of the Archimedes’ departure from Earth before Braking Day arrives and changes everything about life as they know it.
Zoe: Being a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force is all I ever wanted. That is, until I saw the Cerastean’s alien spaceship. I was first in line to volunteer when the Cerasteans offered to train human pilots to fly their dart fighters. Now we’ve just discovered that another alien species wants to destroy all Cerasteans—and humans along with them. It looks like my flying skills are about to be put to the test. L’Forn, Cerastean Leader: There are less than five thousand of my people left in the universe, and it’s my responsibility to keep them safe. Now a new threat looms, jeopardizing my race and the people of Earth, who have given us a new home. The Ostiums and their crazed queen want to destroy everything I hold dear. I need to focus on defeating this enemy, but a certain female warrior has caught my attention. As two people whose duty to serve comes first, can Zoe and L’Forn give in to their attraction? Can love blossom with the threat of war hanging over their heads? Can Zoe finally get L’Forn to relax and have some fun? Amazon KU
VS note: A scifi release of note. Not a romance.
They’ll do anything to be the people they were meant to be — even journey into the heart of evil. Rachael Townsend is the first artist ever to leave Earth and journey out into the galaxy — but after an encounter with an alien artifact, she can’t make art at all. Elza Monteiro is determined to be the first human to venture inside the Palace of Scented Tears and compete for the chance to become a princess — except that inside the palace, she finds the last person she ever wanted to see again. Tina Mains is studying at the Royal Space Academy with her friends, but she’s not the badass space hero everyone was expecting. Soon Rachael is journeying into a dark void, Elza is on a deadly spy mission, and Tina is facing an impossible choice that could change all her friends lives forever. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Programmed for destruction. Ordered to kill. Falling in love. They called him the Wall, part of a cyborg army that terrorized humans during a long war waged by those intent on wielding power. When Tosha Cameron, owner of a multi-billion corporation, first sees the deactivated cyborg, he’s a tattered remnant of a horrific past. Most would prefer to see cyborgs destroyed, but those with vision see a valuable resource. When Tosha’s business rivals target her for assassination, the Wall—whom she renames Brick—is her best bet for protection. Reprogrammed, Brick proves he’s more than a mere machine. Coded to guard Tosha, he can supply her every need. He soon develops beyond his learning matrix and software, becoming capable of humanity…and more. Dark secrets from a bloody past are waiting deep in his circuitry, however; secrets that could kill the woman he loves and has sworn to protect. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: I love her books, she’s an autobuy for me. That said, this isn’t listed as a romance so…
When interstellar smuggler Haz Taylor loses his ship, his money, and his tattered reputation, drinking himself to death on a backwater planet seems like his only option. Then the Coalition offers him a contract to return a stolen religious artifact. Sounds simple enough, but politics can be deadly—and the artifact’s not enthusiastic about being returned. Haz didn’t sign up to be prisoner transport, but he’s caught between a blaster and hard vacuum. Still, that doesn’t mean he can’t show his captive some kindness. It costs him nothing to give Mot the freedom to move about the ship, to eat when he’s hungry… to believe that he’s a person. It’s only until they reach Mot’s planet. Besides, the Coalition would hate it, which is reason enough. Then he finds out what awaits Mot at home, and suddenly hard vacuum doesn’t look so bad. Haz is no hero, but he can’t consign Mot to his fate. Somewhere under the space grime, Haz has a sliver of principle. It’s probably going to get him killed, but he doesn’t have much to live for anyway. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Authority Rule #1: Never Cross A Kitari Warrior – Commander Atlas is Kitari from his blazing red eyes to his massive ridged musculature. He is also one of the very few of his kind ever to hold rank on an Authority ship. His subordinates fear him. His superiors rely on him. He’s uncompromising. Harsh.
He ruthlessly enforces the rules of the alien alliance he serves. Until he meets a sweet, rebellious little ensign called Jerri Tessil. Jerri is everything he claims to despise. She’s messy. She’s undisciplined. She flouts all the rules. She’s sassy. She’s sweet. She’s vulnerable. And he can’t keep his hands off her. First because she has to be punished, Then because she has to be loved. But being with Tessil is against Authority protocol. It’s against his oaths. And his orders. Rebellion is the only option. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance – a scifi release of note – but sounded really good. I one clicked.
For twenty years, Alex has believed that his gene-edited super-algae will slow and even reverse the effects of climate change. His obsession with his research has jeopardized his marriage, his relationships with his kids, and his own professional future. When the Son sisters, founders of the colossal tech company Sensus, offer him a chance to complete his research, he seizes the opportunity. The catch? His lab will be in outer space on Parallaxis, the first-ever luxury residential space station built for billionaires. Alex and six other scientists leave Earth and their loved ones to become Pioneers, the beta tenants of Parallaxis. But Parallaxis is not the space palace they were sold. Day and night, the embittered crew builds the facility under pressure from Sensus, motivated by the promise that their families will join them. At home on Earth, much of the country is ablaze in wildfires and battered by storms. In Michigan, Alex’s teenage daughter, Mary Agnes, struggles through high school with the help of the ubiquitous Sensus phones implanted in everyone’s ears, archiving each humiliation, and wishing she could go to Parallaxis with her father—but her mother will never allow it. The Pioneers are the beta testers of another program, too: Sensus is designing an algorithm that will predict human behavior. Katherine Son hires Tess, a young social psychologist, to watch the experiment’s subjects through their phones—including not only the Pioneers, but Katherine’s sister, Rachel. Tess begins to develop an intimate, obsessive relationship with her subjects. When Tess and Rachel travel to Parallaxis, the controlled experiment begins to unravel.
To say I’ve been busy is an understatement. Between trying not to die on this hostile alien world and helping my newly-pregnant friends (I am a biologist, after all) I’ve had a lot going on. But when I stumble into the alien forge and find the huge, quiet weapons master Xyan there, I have a whole new task at hand. Xyan – the biggest, strongest, most serious alien I’ve ever met – offers to help me study the Sea Sand biology. I may be busy, but not too busy for that. I mean, who could refuse the opportunity to study the anatomy of a gorgeous alien man up close and personal? But the more time I spend with Xyan, the less academic my interest in him becomes. I’m falling for this stoic alien warrior. But he’s totally unreadable, and he hasn’t said anything about having a mate. Even so, I can’t help but feel there’s something between us. Maybe I can still love him even if he isn’t meant to be my mate. I just have to figure out how to keep my heart in one piece in the process…XYAN – Even before the Lavrika came to me to show me my fated mate, I knew Zerena was mine. I’ve watched her, hungering, from afar for too long. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
[SNIP by VS of world building backstory information – see ebook seller platform] Story Book had no idea how to pilot a transport ship. The narratives on her reader never taught her such things. But here she was, waking up on one. The trajectory from Pangea to the prison planet, Sintori-5, would have spelled her doom, had the ship not met with some mysterious mishap. She’s alone, except for another surprising prisoner Story finds in the only other remaining suspension pod. She has some decisions to make. Does she rouse the Cephalosapien from the sleep pod? Does she abandon all hope? Maybe just engage in tentacle sex until the food is gone? Or does she choose to go from prisoner to pioneer, taking the ultimate chance, trusting her hybrid companion to get them away from the Garzi warships and then out of their relentless circling of Uranus? Sometimes the best decisions are the ones we make when we have no choice. AmazonKU
Betrayed and delivered into the hands of my enemy, I try to get back to my circle. But the Sentients who’ve captured me are more than just monsters. They tell me my past and promise me a future where I can be free, where all people of the galaxies can exist in peace without the oppressive Gretar Fleet. But the more I learn, the more I realize the Sentients and the Fleet aren’t what they seem. Neither am I. I’m so much more than I ever knew, but will I be enough to re-ignite the circle and save the galaxies? Amazon KU
Jessica’s life has been filled with ups and downs since she was a child. But once she graduated from vet school, she set up her clinic and a tiny little place to call her own, happy that she had left her family’s control. Or what she thought until they set her up with a jerk from their country club and pressured her into getting married. Finally having escaped him on her wedding day, she is kidnapped by a vulture-like species, caged and chained to be sold off on a far planet somewhere in the galaxy. Until a tall, dark and muscular alien with glowing tattoos and eyes that burn though her soul rescues her. Supreme Warfare Commander Thornos Van-Kasiious’ race is dying after the galaxy’s most feared enemies poisoned their soil and waters causing females of his kind to only produce males. In search of the artifact that was stolen from them, he sets out to find the group of females that had been kidnapped in hopes of retrieving it, only to discover his mating force ignite to life when he spots and touches the tiny human female. The one destined for him and him only. Setting towards his planet, Jessica’s one goal is to get back home and back to her furry clients devoid of her family, but fate has other plans. Fighting her attraction towards her alien rescuer, one that will do anything to make her his with his hungry gaze, naughty words and an ever sinful tongue. Amazon KU
Mara is just a regular woman who loves her crystal shop, sending good vibes to others and chatting in her shifter reader group, until she looks down and sees an unfamiliar mark on her hand. Now that shifters are coming out publicly, supernatural events are becoming more common, and she has no choice but to call the double dragons who police such matters. They tell her that something is coming for her, and the only thing that can protect her is something no one can control. Konar has been imprisoned for a hundred years within his fortress hidden deep in the wilds of Texas. As a conquering barbarian dragon, all he wants when he wakes is revenge, and to see the world that hurt him bow at his feet. When the tame, stupid earth dragons beg for his assistance, he tells them nothing could make him help them…until he sees they’ve brought a woman with inner and outer beauty, curves beyond compare, and an inner power that calls to his dragon, demanding he make her his own. When Mara refuses his arrogant offer of help, Konar takes things into his own hands, literally. Though Mara’s good heart makes it hard to accept Konar’s vengeance, eventually the heat between them erupts, and steamy nights and fun days quickly lead to Mara falling for the gorgeous man even with all his eccentricities. But something is still coming after her, based on the countdown on her hand. And even if Konar is a dragon who can level cities, the thing coming to take her might just be even worse. Amazon KU
Clementine Waterhouse is a perfectly logical witch. She doesn’t tumble headlong into love. Rather she weighs the pros and cons and decides if a relationship is worth pursuing. At least that’s always been her modus operandi before. Clem prefers being the one in charge, always the first to walk away when the time is right. Attraction has never struck her like lightning. Until the witch hunter comes to town. Gavin Rhys hates being a witch hunter, but his family honor is on the line, and he needs to prove he’s nothing like his grandfather, a traitor who let everyone down. But things in St. Claire aren’t what they seem, and Gavin is distracted from the job immediately by a bewitching brunette with a sexy smile and haunting secrets in her eyes. Can the bossiest witch in town find a happy ending with the last person she should ever love?
I was born and bred an Orc warrior. My Ax has drunk the blood of many foes. I have rank and prestige, and yet…I am alone. Eileen is as beautiful as she is enigmatic. She’s here to mend my chief’s broken body, But will she break my heart as well? I will do anything to protect her. Even from herself. Because as clever as Eileen may be, There’s one thing she has failed to realize. She is mine. Now and forever. AmazonKU
FUR THE WIN (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 45) by Milly Taiden
Abby Walker’s life was not what she had imagined it would be. She certainly never expected to find herself divorced and answering a personal ad online, but here she was. Gerri Wilder promised to get her back on her feet by giving her exactly what she needed. All she had to do was keep an open mind. Could Abby let go of all the bitterness from her failed marriage and move on? Especially when Gerri’s idea of what Abby needed was two hotter-than-hell bears that would turn her life upside down and rock her world in more ways than she could ever imagine. When Abby’s ex-husband learns of her new relationship, he’s hellbent on stopping her from making the biggest mistake of her life by any means possible. With her ex-husband once again back in the picture, Abby’s about to get a lesson on who the monsters really are. Amazon KU
Jackie hides a tragic past under her professional, tough girl exterior. Nobody gets in, so nobody can hurt her. Until she’s assigned to rescue trust fund baby geek Wilder from a shadowy group which may have connections to her own history. She shouldn’t want the client, but her body has other ideas. Wilder can’t believe Jackie is sent to protect him. He definitely doesn’t mind that such a beautiful woman is willing to spend time with him. Not to mention she seems to like him. A lot. How can that ever be a bad thing with someone he wants? Okay, so she could kill him in bed, if others don’t get to him first. Jackie sees how brilliant, brave, and selfless Wilder is. He’s the polar opposite of most of the men Jackie’s known. She can’t fight her attraction to him, and he’s clearly into her, but a long term love seems out of the question. Until a serum makes him so much more than just a cute geek. Amazon KU
VS note: From MAR 2
When Irsa sacrificed her name to give Roan her happiness, she knew the consequences and what it would cost her. Unable to remember the woman she loved, or even herself, the Witch of the Deep has grown into a ferocious sea monster who cares little for the lives she takes. Alora has been fascinated with the world of monsters since her great-grandmother Roan told her a story of mermaids, finding love, and sacrifice. After the report comes in of strange activity in a small town, she sets off to investigate. Only, it’s not a simple haunting, but a vengeful woman cloaked in white who inadvertently brings Alora and the Witch of the Deep together on an unforgettable journey.
Can it get any stranger? Absolutely! When Peg, Meg, and Teg were first summoned Over Where, vast and varied life experience (along with wide reading choices) helped them adjust to a world where they were the only humans, magic was real, ships could fly, and reincarnation was a confirmed fact.
In the company of the “inquisitors,” Xerak, Grunwold, and Vereez, the three newly appointed mentors rediscovered the Library of the Sapphire Wind, and, within it, revelations that transformed the young people’s pasts into a vast tangle of lies and half-truths. But there are still questions to be answered. Before they are done, Meg the retired librarian, Teg the archeologist-turned-mage, and the multi-talented, ever surprising Peg will deal with kidnappings, betrayal, arcane artifacts, romantic intrigues, and the inescapable reality that past lives cast long shadows. Together, the three mentors and their young allies will uncover the startling truth about what lies on the other side of the Aurora Borealis Bridge—a truth that holds the secret of Over Where, and that will change all their lives forever. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Seriously? I’m forty-five years old and my parents finally tell me I’m adopted. I’m way too old for this.
I ignored it for like six months, but then suddenly weird stuff starts happening around me. And I don’t mean menopause stuff. Like I can’t hold my liquor anymore and everyone wants to party all the time whenever they’re around me. I used to be able to drink a keg and not feel anything more than a light buzz. So, I start digging around, and apparently, I was adopted in Cougar Creek, but when I get to the adoption agency, I’m in for a lot more than I bargained for. My birth mom is a local witch, like what?! And my dad was a God. Bacchus to be exact. Facepalm. Of all the Gods in all the world, my mom had to hook up with the God of alcohol and turning things into gold? My mom’s coven takes me in, but the conditions are pretty fierce. I have to use my powers for good. Not evil. At my age, you’d think that decision would be easier to make, but I suddenly feel free of my past life and I’m ready to embrace this new one. Especially if I get to kick butt and avoid night sweats. I’m so going to rock this mid-life crisis. Amazon KU
Every lore of every clan, across time and space, dreamed of dragons. Did you ever wonder why?
Erebu and Sorin fought through countless lifetimes of trials and tribulations to find one another again. They even conquered death. But Ere’s rebirth requires a price: he must answer the Celestial Summons when it comes and faithfully complete each task the Jade Emperor sets before him. On the bright side, he doesn’t have to perform miracles alone. Sorin will be right there with him. One the not so bright side, his Fate, the Fate of all dragon Kind, and by extension, the Universal Balance, depend on the successful execution of each quest. No pressure. His third task is find and retrieve the Wish of Wonders. Amazon KU
The last place Alexandra Bailey expects her routine life of domestic journalism to lead is being sucked into icy floodwaters below New York City with a knife in her ribs. Headlines like this happen to other people, but it’s real, and she knows she’s dead. Which makes the circumstances of her survival as impossible as the woman who drags her from the water. Saved but hardly safe, Alex wakes in the Underground, a world of misfits and monsters thriving below the streets. It’s a journalism goldmine. One Alex can’t resist digging into after learning her beastly savior is Leanna Farrow, adopted daughter of an infamous and “presumed dead” scientist. But Alex’s curiosity, coupled with her rapidly developing feelings for Leanna, put both women in danger when Alex’s inquiries pique the interest of a powerful family with bloody connections to the Underground. If Alex wants to unravel the secrets of the world below she’ll have to walk the razor’s edge, but some mysteries are better left buried. Amazon
Cyrus was only twelve years old when his gods were slain, his country invaded, and his parents—the king and queen—beheaded in front of him. Held prisoner in the invader’s court for years, Cyrus is suddenly given a chance to escape and claim his revenge when a mysterious group of revolutionaries comes looking for a figurehead. They need a hero to strike fear into the hearts of the imperial and to inspire and unite the people. They need someone to take up the skull mask and swords and to become the legendary “Vagrant”—an unparalleled hero and assassin of otherworldly skill. But all is not as it seems. Creating the illusion of a hero is the work of many, and Cyrus will soon discover the true price of his vengeance.
Twin sisters, Mercy and Hunter are witches, direct descendants of the Goode family, the founders of their town. After the murder of their mother at the hands of a foul demon, they have become the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds–ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and the darkest of creatures exist. Grief has taken a terrible toll on the twins. Rather than bringing them together, their sadness has torn them apart, driving Mercy to attempt to save the crumbling Gates without her twin and Hunter into the arms of a dangerous goddess. While Mercy looks for aid from Khenti, Guardian of the Egyptian Underworld, Hunter begins to realize the goddess she’s allied with is more monster than deity. She needs her sister’s help, but Mercy is beyond her reach on an adventure that could cost them everything, including their world.
A life on the verge of death isn’t living. When the doctors mention hospice, I know it’s time to take my life—or death—into my own hands. Stumbling through a portal into the fae realm wasn’t part of the plan. But then I see him–the man who claimed my dreams with glimpses of his piercing golden gaze and sculpted body slick with sweat as he fought bloody battles. Seeing him once gave me strength; now, he gives me hope. The creatures here claim he’s a rebel. A murderer. A traitor to their crown–a crown they say I’m tied to in irrevocable ways. I say he might be my only path to salvation. I refuse to waste another life waiting for answers to secrets no one dares speak. It’s time for me to break free of my prison and claim the life that was always meant to be mine. My warrior has been broken by circumstance, though, and if I can’t give him a reason to fight, it could mean the end for both of us.
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When coffee shop owner, Willow, receives a mysterious teapot from her best friend, her charmed life is turned upside down. Between the cursed warlock who thinks he’s still in Ancient times, the cat who insists on coming through her window and making herself at home, and a new employee, Willow has her hands full. Can she unravel the mess she’s found herself in? And can she do it without losing her heart? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A poltergeist filled with rage. A frightened elf. And a familiar whose life is on the line. Easy peasy, right?The magical world has caught on that I am the go-to witch for solving supernatural problems. Too bad they have no consideration when I’ve got my own to deal with. After returning my ghoul’s soul to her, I should have been on a high. Instead, life slammed my feet back to the ground when my familiar was nearly killed during our visit to Stuleros. To top that off, Nana has been acting odd. She’s always been sassy and sarcastic. Now she’s spewing venom and shutting everyone out. My mom insists she’s coming to terms with Nana being at the end of her life, but I’m not ready to believe that. With my to-do list firmly in hand, I’m on a mission to get the old Nana back, heal Tarja, and exorcise a poltergeist while saving the elf it was threatening. What does it say about me that all of this has my blood pumping and my body singing with excitement? Never mind, don’t answer that. I’m living my best life and loving every crisis-filled minute no matter what anyone else thinks. AmazonKU
Agent Eden Fury is currently building a bridge over troubled waters and she’s not sure if she has the tools to finish the job. The truth about her personal life is out and Eden wants nothing more than to put the genie back in the bottle. Unfortunately that won’t happen without the type of magic she refuses to touch. With a mayoral election in full swing and a dead body in her family’s yard, Eden is struggling to keep her nose clean and her head above those troubled waters. Will she catch the killer and ease the mounting tension in the Fury household or will the stormy seas finally prove too deep for Eden? Amazon KU
Cole has ventured into Hell’s Heart. I won’t let him go alone. Now that I know the answer to our bonds… it’s time to save them all. My mates have been asleep for too long. When Raze gives me the good news that they’ve broken free of Calamity’s grip, my heart soars to the heavens. But when I realize they aren’t the mates that I left behind, my soul cracks into a thousand pieces. They are lost to Calamity’s madness and have joined Lucifer’s side in this war. The Dean wants them dead. After everything they’ve done for the Academy, I will go rogue if I have to in order to stop a massacre. It’ll take a dangerous journey to save them and to stop Lucifer’s plans before it’s too late. I refuse to lose them. I refuse to break. Even if it means venturing into the dark… and never coming out again. AmazonKU
The revenant war is officially here. Armed with a list of reapers who have turned to the dark side, the Grimlocks are at a crossroads. Izzy Sage knows that they’ve barely scratched the surface on the evil that’s pervading their world but she’s unsure where to look. Then the problem comes looking for them. When checking in at the yacht club on Belle Isle, a dead man attacks … and he doesn’t go down easily. It turns out, not only are the dead jumping back into their bodies, but several reapers have gone missing. With the Michigan territory thrown into turmoil, the Grimlocks know they need help. The revenants aren’t capable of causing this sort of chaos, which means someone else is providing the magic. Who, though? Help shows up in the form of Zoe Lake-Winters, and she’s not alone. The enigmatic god Cernunnos is with her, although as usual, he’s stingy with the information. As the dead accumulate in the city, they start to move on the forces of good. It’s going to take everybody working together – including a few new friends – to overcome an undead army. It seems another figure has been pulling the strings from the beginning, and when the identity of the puppet master is outed, it will change everything. Here it comes. The answers you’ve been waiting for are finally here. Amazon KU
Ofelia Archer isn’t a fan of change, even when it benefits her. That’s why moving in with her boyfriend Zach Sully – even though it’s temporary – has her constantly pacing. She’s convinced it’s because the space doesn’t feel like her own, but it turns out to be more than that. When leaving for work one day, Ofelia stumbles across a body hanging from the church belfry across the road. When she and Sully start asking questions, they find the church used to operate under a different name … and a tragic fire sixty years before has left a tainted memory. Ofelia is haunted – and not just by the ghostly nuns flitting through the church’s windows – but also by a mystery that should’ve been solved decades before. The harder she digs, the more horror she finds. It seems New Orleans has a demon on the loose, and the creature could be hiding behind any face. Ofelia is determined to take out the demon and free the neighborhood from torment, but when Sully becomes the demon’s next target, her efforts are for naught. Ofelia is loyal to a fault and willing to die for those she loves. She just might have to if she expects to keep Sully safe. New Orleans is home to ghosts and goblins on every corner. This monster, however, might be more than the city’s favorite witch can overcome. Amazon KU
After saving the world and stopping the apocalypse, Callie and Luke are looking forward to a quiet, romantic weekend together. When you’re human and dating the Prince of Hell, quiet moments are hard to come by. But their romantic weekend in Hell takes a turn when Lucifer tasks Callie and Luke with chasing a wayward soul around the world. If they can prove it’s possible to redeem a soul, Lucifer will allow the two of them to make some changes in Hell. But this wayward soul, Sean, doesn’t have any interest in being redeemed. Instead, now that he’s back on Earth, he’s decided to take a leaf out of Callie and Luke’s book and wants to find the Holy Grail. Now Callie, Luke, and their friends—and enemies—must race Sean around the globe on a Grail quest and bring peace between Heaven and Hell before they can finally (maybe) get around to that date.
The war against the oni heats to a flashpoint even as Tinker learns that the enemy has a dangerous new weapon, the nactka. What’s more, the Stone Clan has sent its most famous warlords, the Harbingers, to take control of the allied war effort. Are these elves friends or foes? Tinker’s newfound baby siblings are up for grabs. The babies, though, are wood sprites and aren’t going to take things lying down. Team Mischief go! Amazon Kobo
My name is Pandora—A wolf shifter and single mother—always falling for the bad boy. My whirlwind romance with Rocky ended because relationships with bear shifters are forbidden. I never even told him about the baby. But now I’m mated to Link. And although he’s a wolf shifter—he’s horribly abusive. I spend my nights fearing his next attack. My life is hell, and the only way out is to end it. After years, I cross paths with Rocky. It’s as if no time has passed—my heart reverts to the passion and the idea of a second chance. My mind swirls…craving his touch. But as the bear ranger, he’s called to duty—An investigation is underway after a moose is mauled and a wild bear is found mangled. Now Rocky and I are being hunted. Nobody is safe. We take shelter—fearing for our lives…yet yearning for one another. Our roof goes up on flames—If we survive…I’ll do anything for a second chance at true love with the father of my child. Amazon KU
VS Note: I have no idea what genres are included but there are some great authors here and I’m fully supporting anthologies for Ukrainian relief.
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All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, she’s resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town. The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel—appearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets. With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.
We were mates, but then he left. Now I know that I’m better off without him. Or am I? It’s been six years, eleven months, and four days since Dante left Boulder. I know this not because I’ve been hoping he’ll return, but because I’ve been counting how many days I’ve been fine without him. I am, too. I have my clan. I have my company. And I have my son. Our son. Dante never needs to know about Wilder. If he finds out that he’s got a son, I just know he’s going to come back to town, but I’ve moved on. We’ve all moved on. But all of that is about to change…Dante comes barreling back to Boulder acting like everything is the same, but I’m different now. I don’t need a husband. I don’t need a mate. I don’t need anything he could possibly have to offer, but my bear is begging to disagree. And I don’t know if my heart can handle it.
Amazon NOTE: Many of this author’s books are on Apple and Kobo so perhaps in time…
Zoey Ravenski hasn’t wanted anything to do with wolves since her boyfriend cheated on her with several she-wolves and mocked her tears. To top off her bad luck, she lost her bakery job and needs to find work soon so she can pay her half of the rent. An ad to join the baking brigade at Lonestar Restaurant in the small town of Allen lands Zoey right in the middle of the very kind of people she doesn’t want anything to do with. Including a very handsome grill-master who’s determined to show her he’s nothing like her ex. Micah Gerrick has loved cooking since his Uncle Jason taught him how to use a grill when he was thirteen. Ten years later, he’s the grill-master for the pack and runs the smokehouse for the town’s restaurant. He’s also freaking lonely and wants to find his truemate. When his friends take him out for his twenty-third birthday, he scents his mate in the bar and tries to talk to her, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. A twist of fate puts them together in the same kitchen, and he has the chance to make things right and win her over. Can Micah get through the protective walls around Zoey’s heart and show her that he’s nothing like her ex? Or will she hold on to her heartbreak and refuse to see him for the male he is?
Rhea and Lexos were born into a family unlike any other. Together with their siblings, they control the seasons, the tides, and the stars, and help their father rule their kingdom. Thanks to their magic, the family has ruled for an eternity, and plan to rule for an eternity more. But Rhea and Lexos are special: They are twins, bonded down to the bone, and for the past hundred years, that bond has protected them as their father becomes an unpredictable tyrant—and his worsening temper threatens the family’s grip on power. Now, with rival nations ready to attack, and a rebel movement within their own borders, Rhea and Lexos must fight to keep the kingdom—and the family—together, even as treachery, deceit, and drama threaten to strand the twins on opposite sides of the battlefield.
Every beat of my heart is the tick of a time bomb, reminding me to squeeze as many thrills out of life as I can. Still, the last thing I expect is a horde of nightmarish monsters descending on me in the night, eager to tear me apart. So when three more demonic figures leap out of the shadows to defend me, my choices are trust my unexpected champions… or die. Not exactly a tough decision.
The beastly men wrench me away from my home, claiming they’ll keep me safe. They say there’s something special about me—something the others want to devour and they mean to protect.
My monstrous saviors are just as brutal as the creatures they fought off, damaged in ways I’ll never understand. I can tell they’re hiding things from me. But the more we dig into the mysteries surrounding my existence, the more I catch glimpses of tenderness beneath their vicious exteriors.
And the touch of their fangs and tentacles makes me feel so shockingly alive, it’s hard to remember why I ever feared them…Until I discover the real reason they’re protecting me. Amazon KU
Struggling West Village singer Roxie Raines stumbles through a secret basement doorway in 2019, and time-slips back to New York’s raucous Roaring Twenties. While she dazzles the speakeasy crowds with her “modern sound,” she gets trapped in the dangerous web of Frankie Shay, an evil club owner. She struggles to escape his control and return to the basement doorway that sent her to 1925. When she meets the handsome detective, Jake Kane, it’s love at first sight, but Jake has a secret past, and her own time travel secret makes him suspicious. Amazon KU
Some secrets are meant to stay buried – When Ropa Moyo discovered an occult underground library, she expected great things. She’s really into Edinburgh’s secret societies – but turns out they are less into her. So instead of getting paid to work magic, she’s had to accept a crummy unpaid internship. And her with bills to pay and a pet fox to feed. Then her friend Priya offers her a job on the side. Priya works at Our Lady of Mysterious Maladies, a very specialized hospital, where a new illness is resisting magical and medical remedies alike. The first patient was a teenage boy, Max Wu, and his healers are baffled. If Ropa can solve the case, she might earn as she learns – and impress her mentor, Sir Callander. Her sleuthing will lead her to a lost fortune, an avenging spirit and a secret buried deep in Scotland’s past. But how are they connected? Lives are at stake and Ropa is running out of time. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Ceridwen Gault—mage whose life has turned upside down. Her powers now so overused she can’t access them, Ceri finds out the identity of the father of her son from a powerful ally. That’s helpful, since she never knew his name or appearance. But now she has to deal with rapid-fire attacks on herself and her family while trying to maintain a façade of normalcy and retain her job. As it all comes to a decisive fight, she discovers that with the help of her almost-boyfriend, Nick, she’s able to free Goblins from their enslavement without draining her powers again. Things just keep getting crazier and crazier for Ceri. She’s hanging on for the ride at this point, hoping to salvage her sanity. And maybe get to know Nick a little better. **wink** Amazon KU
Floss is most definitely NOT marrying the Goblin King, even if it saves her a trip through the labyrinth. Floss, an aspiring law student, has enough troubles to ruffle anyone’s bustle. Her school of choice won’t let her in because of her gender, her equal rights league is hopelessly ineffective, and there aren’t enough calming tonics in the world to stave off her panic attacks. Now her niece is missing, the roguish Goblin King keeps proposing, and sinister forces threaten Floss’s city. She’ll have to brave a dangerous labyrinth and question everything she believes in to save not only her family, but an entire kingdom down below. If only the Goblin King wasn’t quite so distracting, she might actually be able to do it. Amazon KU
Professor Dr. Yunxi Wang, a physics professor, buys a haunted house ignoring all the warning and rumors surrounding the house. He simply denies to believe the supernatural and paranormal things. But since day one, he starts to feel someone’s presence in his house. Matters get worse when he brings a little jade angel statue inside his house which he got during gardening. Things move subtly on their own. A rotten smell fills in the house. Yunxi feels that someone is watching him all the time. Still he thinks that all these happenings are nothing but the tricks of his exhausted mind. On the lunar eclipse, Yunxi meets the ghost of the house. But the adamant professor still believes that the ghost is nothing but his imagination. Slowly, Yunxi sees the unique sides of the ghost and begins to question his thought. Is he really an imagination or a ghost? And why does this ghost keep calling himself as Yunxi’s husband? Can Professor Yunxi resist his feeling towards the creepy but innocent and handsome ghost? Will he be able to face his fear and embrace his true self that he hid during his teenage days?
Trouble brewed on the horizon. It was me. I was trouble. My coven promised me to the wolves. But my fiancé was an abusive jerk I couldn’t get away from. He had to be proven unfit. The only way I could do that was spy on him when he left in the middle of the night. What I heard lead me back to an ex-boyfriend. Once I got a taste of what I was missing, I couldn’t go back to the wolves. Not anymore. I was home again, with my three hot as hell dragon shifters who knew exactly how to get under my skin. But war was brewing. And all shifters were in danger. Especially my men. Well, little did this army know of who they were dealing with. To get to my men, you have to deal with me first. And I’m a lot more powerful than I look. Amazon KU
The unnamed narrator of The Long Game is an Adept, a member of an Ecclesiastical order charged, among other things, with opposing a race of immaterial demons, creatures capable of possessing and controlling human minds. Complicating the narrator’s life is the fact that, over time, he has developed a cordial “relationship” with one of the demons. Complicating matters further is the unexpected arrival of Amalasomtha, a young woman with impossible abilities who claims to have come from the remote—perhaps mythical—country of Idalia. She also claims that, for reasons she does not entirely understand, she has been tasked with capturing one such demon and returning with it to Idalia. The truth, it turns out, is considerably more complex. Amalasomtha’s arrival sets in motion a chain of events encompassing murder, magic, deception, and an array of unintended consequences.
Lesbian vampire on a revenge quest, distracted by a slow burn romance. One person’s gift is another’s curse. And sometimes the dark hides very real monsters. This is certainly the case for Ryann Ly, professional kickboxer, MMA athlete, and freshly Turned vampire. When the people who abducted, faked her death, and cursed her to burn in the sun attempt to enlist her into their ranks, Ryann decides she has absolutely no time for any of their nonsense. Even if she has to kill them to get some peace and quiet. It’s only fair. They killed her first. She just wants to get her life in order and navigate this strange new reality she finds herself trapped in. But vampire turf wars, monsters in the dark, and people hunting Ryann for mysterious reasons make that very difficult. Luckily, she’s not alone. Helping her along is a soft werewolf dad, a polyamorous couple of badasses, a vampire with PTSD and a dry sense of humour, a childhood friend, and Rachel, a human girl that Ryann thinks is very cute. Will Ryann defeat the darkness that haunts her, and the things within? Will she be able to avenge the injustice done to her, or will she become another monster, destined to be slain? Will she find out why people keep declaring her dead? And will she ever figure out why her found family keeps calling her and Rachel girlfriends? Only time will tell. Amazon Kobo
Marelo studies water dragons. Bandor studies her heart. Driven to succeed, Marelo focuses on her studies. She doesn’t have time for males claiming her as a mate. She came here to study the dragon’s ancestral home. She will find the evidence she needs while avoiding all males especially Bandor who makes her heart rush. Bandor takes one look at Marelo and knows she’s his mate. Her haughty demeaner doesn’t put him off. She’s his mate, he’ll do anything to win her. But he has secrets only his mate can know. Can he convince her to be his mate or will it take something more? Amazon KU
After years of trying to control the strange power living inside her, Arawyn knows she’s different. She just couldn’t have guessed how different. She’s the lost Fae Heir, the rightful Queen of Faery, and the first to ever hold the power of both the Light and Night Courts. But uncovering the secrets of her past leaves her with more questions than answers. How did she end up in the mortal realm? If she’s so powerful, why can’t she control the wild magic churning inside her? And why does that magic respond so intensely to the three enigmatic men who’ve vowed to protect her? A devilish Fae Prince, a psychotic assassin, and a monstrous warrior. Learning her identity changes everything between them. The suspicion in Rathe’s eyes is turning into possession. Viper treats her like a leper, yet stares at her with a hunger that borders on madness. And Fear looks at her with a certainty that scares her more than any mercenary ever could. As the threats surrounding her grow more deadly, and the men she’s come to care for are caught in the crosshairs alongside her, time is running out for Arawyn to learn to harness her power. But the last time she tapped into it ended in disaster. What if this time it isn’t just Rathe, Viper, and Fear’s blood on her hands… but their deaths? Amazon KU
Escape from the dungeon brings more mysteries and dangers. Ryker, Zuben and Axe, they all swear they would die for me, kill for me, but each of the vampires I love is guarding his heart, and the more I learn of their pasts, the more I fear their emotional walls are too strong to break down. I discover more about myself and my secret powers, but with Octavia and others still hunting me, I’m not sure I can ever be free. Amazon KU
VS note: A re-release
Lee Howe, a professional pianist, comes to Southern California from New York on a mournful mission: She believes that if she can see the site where her beloved Devorah met her death, she will begin to accept that she must move on with her own life. Devorah Manikian had been rehearsing for a starring role in Carmen and was living in Eggerscliffe, a 1920s-style pseudo-castle belonging to the wealthy and eccentric impresario, Annajean Eggers. Devorah was gone only a few weeks before Lee was notified that she was dead—tragically killed in a tower fire at Eggerscliffe. But as Lee stands alone on a deserted patch of beach just below the castle, she hears Devorah singing. Is it the cocktail of tranquilizers, sleeping pills, anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety drugs Lee has been taking since learning of Devorah’s death that makes her hallucinate her beloved’s voice—or is Devorah being kept a prisoner somewhere in Eggerscliffe? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He looked like every love story I ever read, and every monster I ever feared. Once Upon A Time…That’s how beautiful love stories always start. Sweet Omegas and dashing Alphas meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after. But not my story. On the morning of her bonding ceremony my sister ran away, forcing me to take her place. My parents pushed me down the aisle and into the arms of a massive, aggressive Alpha to forge a union between our two packs. His overbearing size and temper should make me cower, but my wolf’s longing to be near him only fuels my desire and anger. Forced to leave the only home I’ve ever known, I can’t help but fear how I will fit in with my new pack and mate. AmazonKU
What do you get when you mix two Wolves with a little holiday spirit? A furry little Christmas…tephanie DeMarco sold her house to take over her late father’s business, but running a Christmas tree farm is a lot harder than it looks. There are events to organize, vendors to hire, and one huge, very serious issue to deal with. Stephanie needs a Santa Claus stat! What she doesn’t need is entanglements of any kind while she figures out what it is she really wants to do at this stage of her life. Tell that to the hunk her Pack’s Alpha sent to work for the almost fifty she-Wolf. She might be getting older, but some things simply won’t be denied. Like her attraction to the sexy as sin Nicholas Winters. Will Stephanie steer clear of the hot young Werewolf or will she wind up all tangled in tinsel with Manning Farms’ new Santa? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Book 3 in the series
District City is burning down. The Color order is threatened. Old and new enemies clash in the streets. Newly crowned Amaya wants to save the city, while fugitive Rin wants to destroy it. They also happen to be in love with each other. Can they see past their differences, or will their competing visions tear them apart? Outside the city, Alan and Kazuki follow the trail to the mythical Echelon, a place that promises to reveal the truth about the past.Yet the truth might not be enough to save their friends before everything goes up in smoke.
Without an academic endorsement to make him valuable to the high fey, Saffron will be sent back through the veil to the human world. The place he was traded from as a changeling-baby, and a place he is terrified of. And while getting an endorsement shouldn’t be impossible, it’s hindered by the fact his literacy is self-taught, using books stolen off of Morrígan Academy’s campus of high fey students. When mistaken identity leads to Saffron learning the true name of brooding, self-centered, high fey Prince Cylvan, what begins as a risk of losing his life (or his tongue) becomes an opportunity to earn the future he wants. In exchange for an endorsement, he and Cylvan form a geis where Saffron agrees to find a spell to strip power from Cylvan’s true name. While Prince Cylvan doesn’t know Saffron can barely read, Saffron is determined to meet his end of the deal in order to remain in Alfidel—or, maybe, just to remain by Cylvan’s side, as affections grow stronger every night they spend alone in the library together. But as other human servants soon fall victim to a beast known only as “the wolf”, Saffron realizes he has embroiled himself in a manipulative reach for power like he never anticipated—and even Prince Cylvan cannot be trusted. Between the wolf, uncovering forbidden magic, and his growing feelings for the prince, Saffron will have to decide which is most important to him—his endorsement, the lives of his friends, or the prince’s life and wellbeing. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
As a hayim—a wanderer—Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire—until they’re caught. Given the choice between an inescapable lifetime dungeon sentence or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday.
Crown Amir Bathasar doesn’t want the throne. When Teman saves his life, Bathasar requests the intriguing slave—a first, given his disdain for slavery. He quickly falls for Teman who returns the feelings, but their fledgling relationship is strained when Bathasar’s sadistic father Mukesh demands Teman. Bathasar cannot refuse and must sit and watch as Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court. When the empress of a neighboring nation is outraged at Teman’s treatment, Mukesh gifts her Jasim and Teman’s hopes of escaping with his best friend vanish. With Jasim gone, Teman chooses to stay with Bathasar, despite the abuse he may suffer. When they discover Mukesh’s plans to invade Jasim’s new country, it’s up to Bathasar to find a way to stop the destruction. If he succeeds—and ascends to the throne—he’ll have the power to let Teman go. And Teman will accept—his free spirit demands it. But perhaps love is a little stronger and Teman will find the wisdom to make the right choice. AmazonKU
Molly Thorn used to be young and hip. Then she died. Now, she’s back from the second veil as a hot-flashing, brain-glitching, middle-aged woman. Worse yet, the shop she owns—Unraveling Yarn—is a cover for her new position as Assistant to the Grim Reaper of the Magicals. The guy’s a total grump. On her first undead night, Molly discovers a co-ed group of misfit Mythicals hiding in her attic: a vampire, an ogre, a dragon, and a fairy. The eclectic group of knitting enthusiasts fuss and discuss absolutely everything, but sex after forty is their favorite topic upon which to share their questionable collection of wisdom. There’s one small problem to the Undead Life of Molly Thorn. The previous owner of her body, now a ghost, has filed a petition to get it back. While Molly would gladly trade it in for a younger model, that’s not a freaking option. If she loses her body, she morphs into a coffin dust bunny. And that’s not high on her list of bad future decisions to make. Amazon Kobo
She is a detective with a nose for trouble. They are three brothers with a nose for her. Zetta Major is in the proverbial dog house at work, but she doesn’t exactly jump at the chance to take a crucial case that could see her back into the good graces of the Chief of Police. Construction magnates the Porcus Brothers need the police to solve a crime that is going to cost them millions if discovered, and they demand the best detective on the Kansas City Police force. Will Zetta be able to escape the attentions of the Porcus Brothers? Can she solve the crime before the perpertrator escalates their reign of terror? Amazon KU
Claire Covington is running out of time. Will she be the only Covington cousin not to inherit the family magic, just because she hasn’t fallen in love? Daniel Thackeray’s life needs a major course correction. After nearly causing an international tragedy, he’s forced to change his career trajectory, but to what? After decades of orbiting around each other, what will finally bring Claire and Daniel together? They need to figure it out soon, because their hearts and futures aren’t the only ones in jeopardy. Amazon KU
Skeleton Lord Brynnius Daray is happiest when he’s wielding his daggers or elbow deep in flour, baking some wondrous treat. As an elite assassin, Brynnius spends his days protecting the Council of Sorcery and Shifters, and his evenings are for family. The Darays are lively and dedicated, and Brynnius loves them fiercely. However, at night he is alone, and Brynnius yearns for his mate. Having been recently resurrected, Samson is desperate to prove his worth as a fallen knight. The trouble is, Samson is part of a ground-breaking experiment—and the new spell is flawed. Or perhaps it is the man himself that has issues. While Samson struggles to understand his purpose, he learns that Brynnius is the other half of his soul. Although Fate has brought them together, neither man is sure what the future holds. To figure it out, they must confront the past and reconcile their present. Just when Samson and Brynnius finally find common ground, the world intrudes. Nothing will ever be the same for the Darays. AmazonKU
Everything has changed, and the reflection in the mirror is almost unrecognizable. My soul mate, Alex, and our friends help to ground me. However, what I’ve become is still unknown, and the abilities I have aren’t anything we’re familiar with. As our enemies become more desperate, they’re willing to sacrifice everything to kill me–even going so far as to contact a long-lost enemy, despite the consequences. We quickly learn things aren’t what they seem and that my heritage changes everything. Including me. Amazon KU
A business trip from the crowed streets of Los Angeles to the countryside of England was supposed to be a reprieve for Jane Reynolds. She needed a break from congested commutes, endless workdays, and mostly, to stop crying from a broken heart. But her first night out in the bustling streets of London, and an encounter with a young man only reinforce that life and love are just illusions, no matter how far she travels. Taking refuge in a bookstore, Jane meets a psychic who tells her she is unique, born under the black moon, giving her a magnetic energy that will send her on a faraway journey. It is only the next day, when she unwittingly steps into a strange vibrational pull and is found naked in a 19th century field that the psychic’s words find meaning. But nothing good can come from disrupting a time and place you don’t belong–unless you are Jane. Caught in the past, Jane becomes an interloper in the lives of the people she meets. Especially to Henry Eaton, the handsome landowner who takes her in and finds himself drawn to the woman who has brought a renewed sense of vivacity to his family, his home, and even his own harrowed heart. As the characters weave their lives together through friendships, flirtation, and intrigue, Jane and Henry test the course of destiny in their search for love. Ultimately, Jane must fall into the past to find love in the future. Amazon
The first rule of being a witch: don’t trust the vampires. My entire life has been filled with stories of our warring covens. We tenuously coexist in the New England city of Eaton Falls, where the locals think we’re merely the stuff of fairy tales and horror movies. We live life as the mortals do, keeping our magic behind the scenes. Everything is fine until the day I wake up inside notorious Eaton Manor, in the bed of none other than the sexy and terrifying head vampire, Augustus Rainier, with no memory of how I got there. His presence makes my skin tingle and my heart beat just a little faster. I know the inherent danger of associating with violent, often unpredictable vampires. I’ve got bigger problems, though, when I discover my coven is in hiding, leaving me on my own. When danger shows up at Eaton Manor, it becomes clear it’s not only the witches in trouble. Both covens need to decide: do we fight separate battles against the same enemy or break every rule in our history and join forces to defeat a common foe? The other major question—will possessive and domineering Augustus let me go when this is over? Amazon KU
Dragon shifter Gideon has spent his entire life relying on his shifter physique to keep him in top fighting form. Except all of a sudden, it turns out that doesn’t work anymore when you hit middle age while juggling piano lessons, soccer practice, pediatrician appointments, and a desk job. He’s going to have to deal with the most baffling human tradition of all: going to the gym. But the minute he walks in, while he might not know what a single one of the machines does, he knows one thing right away—his fated mate is here. Personal trainer Lara specializes in clients her own age: mid-40s, with slowing metabolisms and busy lives. Her motto is “Every body is beautiful.” But she wasn’t prepared for someone with a body that beautiful to walk into her gym. Especially when a guy who looks like THAT has never been in a gym in his life and doesn’t know how any of the equipment works. Which means she’s going to have to work with him closely. Very closely. While half naked and sweating. And when it turns out his kids love her too, there’s absolutely no chance this is going to stay professional. Amazon KU
Hank has been looking for his mate. He found her once, but after a bar fight and a little too much tequila, he convinced himself she was just a figment of his imagination. Until she shows up with his enemy in tow, during the full moon when he’s most vulnerable. It stings to be betrayed by his fated mate. Because of her, he’s a captive. But that doesn’t change the fact that…She is his to punish. His to forgive. His to save. Except there’s more to the story. Matilda isn’t the traitor he thought she was. She’s a complex web of wishes and dreams wrapped up in chaos and hate. Hank knows he was born to show her what true love is. Boundless and everlasting. Only he can bring her out of the darkness, and if it takes using his body to convince her to be his forever… that’s exactly what he’ll do. AmazonKU
Seamus Doud is an enforcer for the Bay Harbor Wolf Pack in Eastport, Michigan. He’s watched his brother wolves find their fate destined mates, and loyally served his Alpha, Henrik Vaughn as he builds the pack and the community. He really enjoys his life, but he can’t help but wonder when his time will come. Watching and helping the others find their true loves has been rewarding, but he would be lying if he said he wasn’t ready for his time to come. Seamus’s quiet life was about to be shaken to its core when a pair of twin omegas, on the run from the Alpha’s son in their old pack, show up in Eastport looking for a place to hide. The twins, Dane and Cruz Sarod, have enough baggage to fill a freight train and danger is following them. Can Seamus protect his loves and convince them to take a chance on him? Dane and Cruz Sarod are on the run. Their Alpha’s son Marius has decided the omegas belong to him. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon
It’s easier to conduct a séance when the dead aren’t trying to contact you. As Molly Dark knows all too well, the problem with being able to see ghosts is that they never tell you what you wish to know. For instance, how a proper young lady like Miss Dark is supposed to support an impoverished family after her father has died a ruined man. Or how she is going to impersonate a missing princess long enough to steal a fortune out from under the collective noses of a whole family of royal monsters. Or exactly why the charming imposter claims to be none other than Grand Duke Vasily Nikolaevich, when he certainly isn’t a prince…or a vampire. Alas, the dead normally have something far more unsettling to impart. Amazon Kobo
VS note: There are four episodes out so here’s the information for episode one. Reviews on the first were a bit mixed, no reviews on the others as yet. No idea how many books are planned.
In a tale thrown across time, Alina and Cooper are connected by a bond like no other. Star-crossed lovers from the future, when they are reborn in the past, they must fight to remember one another before it is too late. For the darkness is coming. When they are taken on an expedition to Atlantis, the power in their blood will be revealed – and spilled. Together, they have a single chance to win. But it must be claimed by fighting wherever time takes them and no matter how far apart they are torn. Amazon Kobo
Samson has the hottest boss in the world and that’s just a fact. Working as a server at The Rising Dragon for years has done nothing to stifle his crush—it’s only made it worse. But Samson can’t afford to lose his job, so he bottles up his feelings and hopes Darcy never catches him blushing. After all, Samson can never repay the kindness Darcy showed him five years ago. So why jeopardize things by confessing his love to an alpha he knows won’t reciprocate? With no mate to call his own, Darcy’s restaurant is his only pride and joy. But that doesn’t stop his dragon soul from acting possessive over a certain favorite server. Yet as much as Darcy craves it, he can’t sweep Samson off his feet. He’s an employee: AKA, off-limits. But when trouble comes for Samson, Darcy saves him—just like he did five years ago. And this time, he can’t hold his true feelings back anymore. Amazon KU
Zara Riddle would do anything for her daughter. Zoey Riddle is studious and kind. She’s a dream teenager who plays the harp like an angel. Everything changes when a new boy arrives at Zoey’s high school and catches her eye. Soon, Zoey is behaving in a very un-Zoey-like fashion. What’s a mother to do when her perfect teen daughter falls for the baddest boy around? Besides gather the coven, cast a bunch of half-baked spells, and make everything much, much worse? Amazon KU
Omega Billy Wall needs to lay low. He left Moon Burrow to find a better life in the city, only to end up with a monster in a five thousand dollar suit. When fate pushes Gunn Wright, his best friend’s protective and grumpy older brother into Billy’s path, everything changes. Billy’s not looking for romance. Once his baby is born, he’ll leave Moon Burrow and start some place new, but Gunn keeps giving him plenty of reasons to stay. Alpha Gunn Wright has a checkered past he wants to forget. Taking care of his brothers and keeping his auto repair shop running are his two priorities. When his brother brings home a stray, Gunn can’t help but be suspicious of Billy’s motives. He knows a runner when he sees one but he can’t just turn the lost Omega away. Taking care of people is what Gunn does best after all. Gunn knows he’ll eventually let Billy go, but can he persuade Billy to give their love a chance? Amazon KU
She was taken from us…again. And now she’s in the hands of that sadistic psycho. But thanks to our bond, we have abilities that surpass even the strongest of our kind. We’ll get her back…And when we do…Those who have hurt her will pay…Along with anyone else who gets in our way. Amazon KU
I’m a total ancient history nerd and I’m about to get up close and personal with creatures I’d assumed were figments of our imagination. When a strange man gives me a chai latte the like I’ve never tasted before, somehow, I’m stumbling through a rift in reality, straight into the arms of three very big, very muscular minotaurs. Yeah, you read that right, minotaurs. Legend says that one minotaur lurks within the labyrinth, but when I find my way to the heart, I discover three. Asterion, Calix and Galen aren’t the savage beasts feasting on human flesh I’d been led to believe. Instead, these warriors are forced to fend off dopey ‘heroes’ wanting to make a name for themselves, when all they really wanted is to find a woman to love. And I want to be that woman. They’re ready to give themselves to me, mind, body and spirit, but I’ve got people I love waiting for me at home. Right when I feel torn between two worlds, I discover a family secret that might change everything. AmazonKU
Nothing has gone to plan. Not a single thing. I entered Poseidon’s palace with one intention – steal a legendary ship and sail it to the darkest, most dangerous depths of the ocean, to try to save my sister. And now I am fighting for my life in a series of deadly trials designed for water gods and sea monsters, not broken, powerless nymphs. I was prepared for risk. I was prepared for danger. I was not prepared for Poseidon, or the soul-deep connection I have with him. His tenuous control teeters closer to the edge the more time I spend with him, and gods help me, I’m starting to hope that he falls – and takes me with him. Amazon KU
The youngest son of a despised king, thrust upon a throne he never wanted, Desmond nevertheless tried to be a good monarch to Benta. Despite his efforts, the rebels discontent with him and the alliance with the Harken Empire have taken control, and Desmond’s private guards are either dead or turned traitor. On the verge of being executed, Desmond gets an unexpected rescue from Harken, in the form of the fearsome Penance Gate mercenaries and the beautiful, brutal man who leads them.
Beneath the shining edifice of every empire is a foundation of violence and pain, and Chass has always done his duty to Harken by being the bastard who endures and metes out both. He is used to being hated, and does not deny he deserves it. But in the aftermath of rescuing the enchanting, compelling Desmond, he wishes more than ever that he could be the noble hero just once, instead of the monster good only for spreading terror.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Jerry McNeal thought resigning from the State Police Post would free him and Gunter – his ghostly K-9 partner – to channel their intuition for the greater good. What he didn’t count on was just how many people would show up on his psychic radar at every turn. What is supposed to be a brief trip to Louisville, Kentucky to take Cat to his new home becomes an extended stay the moment Jerry sees a photo of Savannah’s wife, Alex, in her police uniform. Jerry, his PTSD ramped up, needs all of the paranormal resources at his disposal if he is going to be able to navigate a city full of seven hundred thousand tourists during Derby festivities and save the life of this police officer. With Gunter and Savannah ready to help, the race is on. But will the ex-State Trooper, psychic medium, and a ghostly dog be enough to save the day? Amazon KU
As an unregistered omega hiding among the beta elite, my life was never simple. Now I’m a notorious fugitive, and the secret head of the alphomic underground wants me to become the public figurehead in a new revolution. I always said I wanted to make a difference in the world, but that was before I had a taste of what my life might have been like, in a different world. Pack. Mates. Pups. A life, instead of this constant battle to fight… to hide… to change things for the better. Can I fight for our oppressed people, and also fight for my mates? Kam and I have pledged to join Jax, Alex, and Flynn’s pack, but that means nothing if we’re all dead or imprisoned. The brutal leader of the Committee on Alphomic Suppression is gunning for us. A dangerous beta terrorist organization has a new weapon of mass destruction that only kills alphas and omegas. The world stands on the cusp of a new Dark Age. My alphas will always fight for what’s right. If I don’t fight with them, do I even deserve them? Amazon KU
My name is Nilsa. I am the last living Shadow. Mate to six broken immortal pirates. And now the world knows. For centuries, the Eagle of Galmere has been butchering the other races to create the Mortal Cure, an elixir that gives her the illusion of immortality. The human queen’s obsession with living forever has crippled empires, maimed countless innocents, and enslaved hundreds more—including my men. I’m the only one capable of ending her blood soaked reign, but what if the cost is far worse than we’d ever imagined? Amazon KU
This whole journey so far to find mates has felt completely pre-ordained. Caden being in my life, choosing to stay with Brett’s family, accidentally marrying Felix on the beach while I was drunk and then accidentally claiming his twin brother that I thought was in fact Felix. It shouldn’t surprise me to realize I’ve been connected to Felix much longer than I originally realized, but it stuns me to know that these guys were literally made for me. With the Northeast Territory behind us and the Desert Hills Territory upon us, I’m looking forward to the Connector Convention to spend some time with my guys, and if I manage to get them on stage for a wet t-shirt contest, then we all win, right?
There’s people everywhere at this convention, and it seems like there’s someone here I’m supposed to find, even if they keep evading me. Another person who is not evading me is Donny, who keeps showing up in my life. This time, though he might end up saving it. Amazon KU
Paranormal investigator Clark Banning is in Maine to try to get to the bottom of the local legend of the Red Dragon of Piney Bay. While he isn’t sure this episode will ever air since his show is on the chopping block with the streaming channel, he has just enough work ethic left to see the investigation through. But Clark didn’t count on a nosy innkeeper, a committee of busybody old ladies, witnesses who didn’t see a single useful thing, or his complete inability to resist a man who’s way too young for him. And when Clark discovers that there really is a dragon, he’s horrified to realize the past five years of his life were a lie, not the truth he thought he was living. Discovering that the man he’s been panting after is a dragon shifter who believes Clark is his mate lets Clark leave his past behind and move toward his future. But does that future include debunking paranormal phenomena, or should he let these stories fade back into legend? Amazon KU
Junpei is a day laborer who’s supporting his mother and younger brother. He’s mostly resigned to rough hands and scant respectability, but for a few precious hours each evening, he loses himself in the colors and beauty of creation. His painted lanterns and parasols always sell, but supplies are costly, and unlike his illustrious father, he has no patron. While Junpei struggles to get by, strange things are afoot in Keishi—foreigners and their foreign ways. But he’s most interested in the lovely daughter of a local sweets merchant, whose kimono patterns inspire his paintings. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
You’d think that at 40, I’d be wise. But I got myself bullied into pretending that I have a mate. Luckily, someone agreed to be my fake crush. He’s a hot single dad and…my ex. I’ve loved him since we used to date. Since he rejected me and walked away. Since he shattered my heart into a million pieces for everyone to see. Here’s the thing about small towns: keeping secrets is difficult. I own the local bar, and have lived here all my life. His sister is my best friend, and I know his little kid well. Everyone knows everyone. And so we have to make our fake relationship convincing. We need to practice kissing to make it less awkward. We need to spend time together to show that we’re true mates. But it feels so real to kiss him again, to feel his body and remember how we used to be. What if this thing between us isn’t fake anymore? I can’t let myself be pulled into this again, and yet I am. I try to remember that the love we had was lost, because of him. But he’s leaning into me, drawn to my wildness, letting his primal nature out. This time, if I ask him, will he stay…And protect my growing belly? Amazon KU
I remember the sands of my homeland, the scorching sun and the cool evenings staring at skies that have changed little in my 1800 years of life, but I’ve changed so much. Born into poverty, blessed by my Demon mate, and raised to be his perfect wife, my entire life, past present and future, all came crumbling down at once. They raised me, cultivated me and molded me into the perfect woman for him, but there’s one problem: I’m not a woman. Despite my maleness, he has loved me all of these years with the same intensity as the fire in his eyes. As a male, I thought that I could never give him that what he wanted most, a family. Though, he assured me it was possible. As years passed by I doubted him, unable to give him a child. Though my peers all bore children, I did not. Labeled a barren wife, I served my husband in all ways at his every whim and demand, as he gave me eternal life, endless wealth, and unending affection. In a final sting, my mate’s brother brought his mate home, bred him, and conceived a child their very first night, far sooner than any demon coupling had ever come to fruition. Now I’m an uncle to the cutest little clawed cutie on this world and below. In a flip of fate, and an immense stroke of luck, will my wish to give my husband children come true? I hope. Will I have a child? Will I get over my hatred of ducks? Amazon KU
Ally surrendered her magic as a teen. Her sister was the family heir, and Ally just wanted to leave her home and start off in a new city. She takes on odd jobs and ends up as a secure courier. Weeks before her twenty-seventh birthday, she takes a delivery that goes wrong and ends up with her being bound to the vampire king of the city. She decides to run, but he thwarts her, and after experiencing brunch with the vampire, she agrees to give him a chance to seduce her. Being seduced by a vampire takes time. There has to be formality, organization, and an opener. Ally had never heard of openers, but they were used when there were physical issues between the more aggressive of the races and usually the hapless human. The openers were unicorn stallions with a talent for easing things between normally incompatible species. Ally agrees to it, but there is one problem. She knows the unicorn. Bastien was the brother of one of her best friends, and he had been in training when she had seen him last. She had never imagined that she would see him again and that he would see all of her. Ally had sought to live her life quietly, to be unremarkable, but now, she was in the spotlight, and her family was calling her to defend her life, her freedom, and her new mates. She was taking her family down. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Secret Leto is going stir-crazy in the small town she grew up in. Full of Betas, Silver Lake is the safest place for an Omega in hiding, but she can’t stand to spend another second trapped there. Passing for a Beta at Goldcrest College is so much harder than she expects. The big city is full of Alphas, and she’s starting to attract some attention that could ruin her shot at freedom. Meeting a rare male Omega and his Alphas, her perfume is triggered, and there’s no going back. She can run from herself, but she can’t hide from her true mates. Amazon KU
THE PRINCE – Prince Allard has had his eyes opened to what love can look like between two men and the jealousy is eating him up inside. He’s used to being the sought-after one, after all, he’s the crown prince of Tasnia and his looks don’t hurt either. When his presence is requested to strengthen ties with the elves, he goes because he needs the distraction. He expects it to be a boring engagement, but that’s before he learns of the elven prison and the lone prisoner, hours from his execution, who is hellbent on freedom, even at Allard’s expense…THE ELF – Fenian has gotten in trouble many times in his life. Chalk it up to the strict dispassionate elves that happen to be his brethren. He’s always rebelled but this time, his latest stunt will end with his death. When the crown prince of the humans comes into the elven land, Fenian sees him as an opportunity. After all, binding himself to Prince Allard is a small price to pay for his life. Amazon KU
Not much bothers Wes Carter. Not the rotation of girls in his bed. Not the promotion he was supposed to get a year ago. Not even the new packmate he can’t take his eyes off. At least, that’s what he tells himself. Truth is no one’s ever affected him the way this beautiful but strange woman does, and he plans to find out why. As an orphan, Emily King has lost a lot in her life. So, when she finds out the family she nannies for is taking a permanent vacation in Iceland, she’s not even surprised. She’s used to no one sticking around for long. With no job or place to live, she joins her brother’s pack hoping for a fresh start. But, what she finds is more family than she knows what to do with and a weird connection with one packmate in particular. When a simple drink turns dangerous, Wes is finally forced to care about something: protecting Emily. She’s caught in the eye of this storm, and the fallout could be deadly. Can Wes save her from his past? Or is he doomed to lose the first woman he’s ever loved? Amazon KU
My mates want me to be their Queen. The Wilds want me as their Alpha. While fate has preordained one, the other is a lie I’ll never tell. But when my mates finally learn where my power comes from, I’m left with only three. Nor, the large, jovial man suffering in silence. Ronan, the stoic sweetheart who can make my skin flame with a single look. Oberyn, the trickster psycho whose sole purpose in life is to see me smile… even if that means slaughtering our enemies on my behalf. Heartbroken over a fiery beta who can’t handle the truth of what I am, I won’t let his rejection stop me from destroying my enemies and taking back what’s mine. Only, the slavers aren’t ready to roll over and play dead just yet. It seems I have my work cut out for me. With an old enemy looming, I’m running out of options. If I don’t finish this soon, I might never see my baby brother again. Amazon KU
There’s no way I would return to that hell…Not after it took every ounce of courage in me to escape my pack. And yet, when I saw those three sexy wolf shifters at my door, my knees buckled. I knew I was in trouble. They wanted me back, and they needed me to defeat the demons. And what did I want?
I wanted Everett, the trained warrior and the future Alpha of the pack. I dreamed about Quinn, the pack academic with shoulders so broad that it made him look like a god. And Weston, the weapon maker who had me drooling over his chiseled abs. All three men treated me like I belonged to them.
But passion wasn’t enough when secrets were involved. Secrets so big that they would abandon me if they found out who I really was. But would they still care enough to save my life? Amazon KU
Paramedic Con Albury loves nothing more than spending his time off either as a wolf or at night clubs. He’s always looking for a good time, and he usually finds it. While he has aligned himself with the Outcast Pack for protection, he tells himself he prefers to be alone. Zach Ellis has spent his life preparing to take over the pack just like everyone expects. Pack and family come first. But he needs more than duty and giving into temptation and falling into Con’s bed is easier than it should be. But the fallout will threaten everything the Outcast Pack stands for: freedom and found family. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Sonya’s straight. And terrified of wolves. So what’s she doing falling for a trans werewolf? Technical Difficulties: When Sonya’s forced to work with a male-to-female transgender wolf, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. And love with a werewolf means living in her pack, where first-time sex equals mating for life. Practical Difficulties: Sonya’s pregnant, and she’s starting to wonder whether Maxine’s loyalties lie with her or her pack. It’s beginning to look like sabotage from all quarters. Tactical Difficulties: Work and pregnancy are driving Sonya crazy, and Maxine’s overprotectiveness isn’t helping. But when Sonya’s kidnapped, she finds strength in their mating bond she never knew existed. Publisher’s Note: Lady Troubles Box Set contains the previously published novellas Technical Difficulties, Practical Difficulties, and Tactical Difficulties.
Brand new Assistant Professor Rae Morris is in over her head. Her first job fresh out of grad school comes with a harassing boss and coworkers who are less than supportive. Their not so subtle hints that she needs to lose weight are eroding her confidence. She feels like she’s facing judgment from the entire world about her extra curves. Rae know she needs to learn how to stand up for herself. Unfortunately adulting didn’t come with a handbook. To make her life even more complicated, a motorcycle she didn’t order and doesn’t know how to ride shows up at her new home. Max is both a motorcycle and a man. He’s been created to help Rae find herself. And to make her really happy in bed. Amazon Kobo
VS Note: Shifters
Jasper has too many scars to count and even more secrets to bury. His only saving grace is his violent line of work, where broken men like him can thrive. As a mailman for the Road Devils Club, his job is to deliver illicit goods – and tear apart anyone who gets in the way. The relentless schedule is almost enough to distract him from his inner demons. Almost. But then Maxwell shows up, a captivating wrench thrown into the carefully arranged gears of Jasper’s life. Maxwell is everything Jasper isn’t: sunshiny, clueless, spirited. Not to mention he seems free of the forbidden inclination that plagues Jasper. The close proximity of their work is suffocating, yet electric. Their days are spent together on the road, their nights in motel rooms, sometimes with only one bed to spare. And the life and death battles in between only serve to bring them closer. After they share a devastating loss, the comfort they find in each other changes everything. But if they give in to their desires, they would be risking more than ever before. Is there a way out of this life? Or will they have to hide their spark forever?
Unwanted, Sofia Foster only knows pain when it comes to her pack. Considered a freak for her ability to heal, she has become their punching bag. They take their anger out on her, and she can’t leave because the alpha has ordered her to stay. Caspian is addicted to the scent in the woods, and when he stumbles over a young female being beaten, he cannot just leave her alone. He attacks her pack, and Sofia finds herself free, finally able to live her life in the city. Only, Caspian will never let Sofia go. Years of abuse forces her to ignore the mating bond between them, but there is no mistaking the heat, the fire. They are destined to mate, even though someone from her pack lurks nearby. With the full moon looming, Caspian vows to do everything to protect her, and he takes matters into his own hands. Will Sofia accept him as her mate, or will she continue to be the unwanted wolf? Amazon Kobo
Francie Vespertine has lived all her life in a supernatural town full of powerful witches, but her own magic is lackluster at best. The only place she fits in is the Magical Archives. Head librarian (and bookworm extraordinaire) might be a boring job… if it wasn’t for the ghosts of fictional characters haunting the shelves. Between stopping Captain Ahab from wreaking havoc on aisle three and keeping her fussy feline familiar satisfied (he only eats wild-caught Pacific Salmon, thank you very much), Francie’s established a comfortable routine—which is just how she likes it. Until a historian is found dead in the Non-Fiction section and Francie’s life goes from cozy to mystery. Half the town saw Francie argue with the man only hours before he was murdered. The Werewolf Law Enforcement Brigade is eager to close the case, and with Francie as the prime suspect, she has to find the real killer or trade her beloved library for a jail cell. She’s got a lot on her plate. Fortunately so does Kongressman Kittles. But maybe if Francie keeps his piled high with Lobster Thermidor, then he’ll get off his silk pillow and lend a paw. Amazon KU
Fledgling sorcerer Isaac and his friends accidentally create a spell that sets a cryptid town on top of theirs. With no one hurt in the aftermath, they put the night of the Red Storm behind them and opened their arms to the new residents, shifters monsters and everything in between. Caspian, a sweetly sexy fox shifter has turned his considerable affections and attention toward Isaac, making him smitten in return. Unfortunately, not everyone is welcoming and not everyone is kind. A corrupt mayor and his cronies want to use Isaac for his unique and powerful magic. With the help of Caspian, his foxy boyfriend, and his mentor, Darius, Isaac discovers that magic can be fun and helpful in the battle to save his town from the grasping hands of an elder demon hellbent on taking over. AmazonKU
Why be a princess when you can rule the shadows? Rejecting the senseless demands of her wicked stepmother, Ella of Locksley shares her family’s abundance with the people of her land. Yet, the desperation of her community has only begun. When the nation of Llundyn is brutally attacked, Princes Ric and Johan begin to fight for their right to rule, leaving the kingdom’s very heart to hang in the balance as subversive forces emerge. Taxation drives the citizenry toward hopelessness, with the absence of leadership taking its toll. Striking out on her own, Ella takes up the nation’s cause, making a name for herself as the infamous Hood, and leads her cunning crew, stealing from the rich to provide for the poor. But the return of the rightful heir, along with a forbidden romance, changes everything—with artifice and betrayal leading to an unlikely alliance that unites prince and thieves. The passion and true love of a king leave Ella torn between duty and loyalty when, at the stroke of midnight, her identity is exposed. She’ll face the ultimate choice—enduring as the Hood or sacrificing it all for the ones she loves.
After freeing five monsters from a video game prison, Emilia finds herself in the center of a conflict she can hardly begin to understand. She is still busy wrapping her head around the fact that magic is real, and that she is now bonded to a vampire prince, because apparently, fated mates are real as well. The five monsters Emilia freed unapologetically lay claim to her, especially since she is bonded to one of them already. All five have been lovers since before Emilia came along, and now she has to decide if she wants to give her heart to them. All five are certainly eager to win hers.While getting used to the new freedom Emilia gave them, Emilia’s five know they must put distance between themselves and the warlock Rook, who imprisoned them in the first place. They know Rook wants them back and will take vengeance on Emilia for freeing them. New alliances shed light on Rook’s dark machinations and his twisted predilections. Emilia and her five can choose to run from the warlock or to put a chink in his magical armor, weaken the source of his strength. But Rook loves his illusions, and those illusions are real enough to cost our lovers everything.
VS note: I used to love this series so hard…but I drifted away from it after a few of the supposedly HEA endings were….strange IMHO and things I’d liked in earlier books got undone by later books. I just lost interest.
Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells—and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things…but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not a human. As a homicide detective, Erika Saunders knows there is something otherworldly going on in Caldwell, New York. Mutilated bodies that cannot be explained are all over her case list—and then there are her nightmares in which she’s hunted by shadows and captivated by a mysterious man who is both a suspect and a savior. When Devina’s wish for true love is finally granted, Balthazar and Erika unwittingly become the gateway for the rebirth of an old enemy of the Brothers. Will the very thing that brings them together lead to the ultimate destruction of the Brotherhood? Or will they have to lose everything in order to save the race’s most sacred defenders?
Taylor Nightshadow – I was exiled by my pack three years ago when we found out that I’m a double alpha. Too powerful to exist amid my own kind. I should have been put to death, but the council spared me. Now, I have to live by a bunch of rules. I’m not allowed to take a mate. [SNIP] Memphis Baywolf – I don’t want her here. That female is a threat to the pack. A loose cannon. I want her gone yesterday. It doesn’t help that I’m more attracted to her now than I ever was. I’m drawn to her in ways I can’t explain. Taylor is clouding my mind. Using her powers to blind me and confuse me. It won’t work. I know how she operates. I’m onto her. I’m stronger than that. Made from sterner stuff. But the more I resist, the stronger the pull. What is she doing to me? I could lose my pack…could lose everything. Why does the thought of losing her hurt the most? It shouldn’t! She’s an enchantress. A beautiful, clever, irresistible enchantress and I’m lost. Drowning…Conor Darkling – Nothing has changed over the years. I still want Taylor Nightshadow more than my next breath. I’m acutely aware of how much I missed her now that she’s back. How much I’ve pined for her. How much I wish she could stay. I want her to be mine. [SNIP] VS: Full blurb on ebook seller page. Amazon KU
Witch Hunter. Rage Demon. Queen of New Chicago. I’ve gone by many names over the years. After a decade of hiding who and what I am—I’ve finally stepped into the light to pave the way for a better future. I expected to be challenged for the right to rule, but not like this. Lorcan’s arrival into our world changes everything. To lead means to sacrifice. To serve. But happens when the price is too great? When it is something you cannot give? It’s either the beginning of a new age or the end of one. A single misstep is all it will take to decide which. Amazon KU
With her sister on her back and a Matchmaker in her kitchen – what’s a Lioness to do? Why does everyone think she needs a Mate? Can’t she just be wild and free? Roma. Then she sees him. Why hadn’t she noticed him before? Had he always had those hypnotic hazel eyes? Did just the sound of his voice always make her feel tingly? Wait! Why is he walking the other way? Oh, hell no. That just won’t do. Can’t he feel what she feels? Has he lost his mind? Well, one thing’s for sure – this Lioness refuses to give up. It’s a good thing she’s a Big Cat who loves water, ‘cause even if he tries to jump in and swim away, she’ll be right on his tail. Fate may be messing with her big time, but one’s thing’s for sure – she’ll be Dragon Him Out to Sea even if it’s the last thing she does. Amazon KU
STAR CRUISE MYSTERY DANCER
First published in the Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology…
Tassia Megg is a woman on the run after the death of her elderly guardian. She needs to get off the planet in a hurry when chance directs her to an open dance audition for the luxury cruise liner Nebula Zephyr’s resident troupe. One thing Tassia can do is dance.
Security Officer Liam Austin is suspicious of the newest performer to join the Comettes. She shows all the signs of being a woman on the run and seems to fit the Sectors-wide broadcast description of a missing thief, accused of stealing priceless artifacts. As he gets to know Tassia during the cruise, he starts to wonder if she’s something more – a long vanished princess in hiding from deadly political enemies of her family perhaps?
And what’s the story with the three eyed feline companion other crew members swear Tassia brought aboard the ship? Does the animal even exist?
As the ship approaches its next port of call, all the issues come to a boil and Liam must decide if he’ll step in to help Tassia or betray her. F’rrh the alien cat is the key to the mystery and Tassia’s fate.
A science fiction romance take on the Anastasia tale…
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