I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
He’s the most fearsome gladiator on this alien planet. And I’m meant to be his prize. I shouldn’t even be here. Somehow, I’ve gone from living an ordinary life back on Earth to being offered up as a reward to the victor of an alien death match on a planet called Teneca. And when the massive warrior with two-toned eyes strides out into the arena, cold fear fills me. Sure, he might be more gorgeous than any man I’ve ever seen, but he’s also a brutal fighter, and there’s a coldness to his expression that makes me think he stopped feeling emotions a long time ago. I’m terrified of what he’ll do to me if he wins me… until the strangest thing happens. He tries to rescue me instead. But when our escape attempt fails, can this savage alien gladiator truly keep me safe? Can he protect me from our captors? And more importantly, can he protect me from himself? Amazon KU
Kai needs a child, an heir for his fortune. But from the moment the big Maltaffian lays eyes on his intended surrogate, he instantly feels an insatiable hunger only she can assuage. If the impatient little Terran wasn’t so anxious to hurry along their conception, maybe he could make her realize she needs him too. Haven never expected to be a surrogate for an alien, but she’s always up for an adventure. When her best friend decides to volunteer with the top-secret fertility clinic, Haven jumps in right alongside her, with both feet. Though she might be a bit of a party girl right now, she knows she might be glad one day that she took the once-in-a-lifetime chance to restore her fertility. And the free vacation and cash bonus will be the icing on the cake. Then she meets Kai. At first, she’s happy to ogle the mouth-wateringly beautiful Maltaffian male, and secretly very pleased to learn that they’ll be making his baby the old-fashioned way. But then out of nowhere, he becomes wildly possessive, snarling at anyone who comes near her, making crazy statements about sharing his fortune and his fancy life with her, and swearing he’ll never let her go back to Terra-58 where he can’t protect her.
And that’s when things at the Midsummer Fertility Center start to get weird.
Breeze O’Day – Windswept, sandblasted Sajave isn’t every astrogeologist’s dream assignment, but it’s been my safe zone from a dangerous past, and now I’m about to announce a game-changing discovery. But on the way to finalize my research, my hovercraft gets caught in a violent sandstorm and crashes. Unfortunately, my rescuer is Tack Grayson, an ill-mannered, bad-tempered mammoth of a man who’s made it perfectly clear saving me is a huge imposition. Well, no worries. I’ll soon be on my way to finish my top secret project, and our paths need never cross again. Tack Grayson – If I had wanted company, I wouldn’t be living in a cabin hundreds of miles from nowhere. But I’m a cyborg with C-Force and rescuing people is what I do, even if they are idiots who should know better than to venture out in a sandstorm. Now I’m stuck with Breeze O’Day until this storm blows over. But as I learn more about Breeze and her research, I begin to worry our association won’t end anytime soon. She’s in danger. Serious danger, and she’s going to need my help.
After being rescued from a horrific abduction, Nina finds her niche as a yoga instructor for aliens on a new planet. She can’t help her attraction to the impressive soldier who rescued her. But every time he sees her, pain and repulsion splash across his face. That’s not the kind of reaction a girl hopes for in a love interest. So she confronts him and discovers that fate has linked them together in unimaginable ways. As an elite soldier with a rare illness, Zeycott doesn’t want to attach himself to anyone or anything. Nina changes everything by igniting an unusual spark that trembles his body awake. But being with her comes with a dire price. Is Nina his salvation or is she the catalyst that will kill him? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Whoever controls our memories controls the future. Janelle Monáe and an incredible array of talented collaborating creators have written a collection of tales comprising the bold vision and powerful themes that have made Monáe such a compelling and celebrated storyteller. Dirty Computer introduced a world in which thoughts—as a means of self-conception—could be controlled or erased by a select few. And whether human, A.I., or other, your life and sentience was dictated by those who’d convinced themselves they had the right to decide your fate. That was until Jane 57821 decided to remember and break free. Expanding from that mythos, these stories fully explore what it’s like to live in such a totalitarian existence…and what it takes to get out of it. Building off the traditions of speculative writers such as Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Becky Chambers, and Nnedi Okorafor—and filled with the artistic genius and powerful themes that have made Monáe a worldwide icon in the first place—The Memory Librarian serves readers tales grounded in the human trials of identity expression, technology, and love, but also reaching through to the worlds of memory and time within, and the stakes and power that exists there. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
I’ve traveled the world, put distance between me and my past, never spent too much time in one place. When the father who abandoned me reaches out and tells me I’m the only one who can help him with a top-secret project, I don’t hesitate. All I’ve ever wanted was for him to see me; that’s why I became a scientist. In the IMRA research labs, they study alien monsters. I’ve been passionate about snakes since I was a kid, so I’m used to being around the cold-blooded reptiles. But when Dad shows me his test subject, the temptation to run is overwhelming. This isn’t just an alien snake. It’s a gold-skinned naga! Sixteen feet long tail, shimmering scales, deep, intelligent eyes. And venomous beyond belief! He’s already killed one lab assistant, and if I don’t turn out to be the snake whisperer I think I am, I’m next. Amazon KU
Evie – There’s an assassin after me, and that’s the least of my problems. The main one, the big, stinking, giant problem I’m facing is the super gorgeous alien with the growly voice who keeps grabbing me and kissing me. Whess is a hunk, there’s no getting past it, but he’s also slept with every woman this side of F’Reit Prime, and the last thing I need is to fall for someone like that. I have to keep my wits about me, especially since we’re trying to solve the mystery of a poisoned forest. You would think it would be easy to keep my hands to myself, but Whess… he brings out the worst of my bad decision-making powers. Whess – I love women, but I always keep them at a distance. My true nature, my ability to shift, is not something I am willing to share with anyone, aside from my brothers. Dragons are nothing if not solitary… at least, we were, before my brothers fell in love and started breeding. Despite the secrets I keep, I have never lacked for partners to warm my bed. But lately, I find that the women I used to enjoy are not enough. Instead, I find myself daydreaming about a spritely, clumsy little creature—a human female named Evie. She is supposed to be here to help me solve the mystery of the forest, but I confess, I find myself endlessly distracted by her presence. I have a mission to fulfill, and she is getting in the way. So why can I not stop myself from dragging her into the darkest corners of the castle and kissing her breathless? Amazon KU
Kendra Cassidy’s dream was to drag humanity to the stars. Along the way she invested her fortune, her sweat, and her blood to make the Terran Federation real. But she wasn’t the only one; her crew struggled alongside her to bring it to life. These are their stories: In “Recruiting Kendra, “ a younger Kendra learns first-hand what it takes to turn an actress into an assassin. In “A Dream Made Flesh,” Diana, an AI and a leader of the Federation, wonders what it might be like to be human. In “When ‘cats Fly,” Daniela is challenged to solve the problem of making a space fighter suitable for cat-sized sentients. In “Murder on the Missouri,” a cadet is murdered, Alyssa calls in the only human who can solve the case. In “Hell Hath No Fury,” A jealous, vengeful Admiral discovers that Ashley is the wrong Captain to exile to the frontier. In “The Martian Gambit,” Mikall and the crew of the TFS Nike face a last-gasp attempt to overthrow the Terran Federation. And in “Thrown For A Loop,” a story that spans centuries, Kendra and her wife, Aiyana, confront a threat to all of space and time. In all, eleven tales of bravery, love, creativity, and…staplers? Amazon
Ordinarily, opening my front door to two super hot men would be the main event of my life.
It’s not. Nowhere near close. The hunky Men in Black types are here only because a smaller ship hovered over my farm during a much larger alien abduction event. The flying saucer dropped their cargo and took off, then the men of my dreams showed up. Now, both say I’m their bondmate and want to keep me safe from the alien kidnappers. Men like them are absolutely my fantasy but I’m not sure how they can protect anyone at all when abductions are happening all over Earth. I trust and adore them, but there are limits to what they can do, aren’t there? Amazon KU
Zara is on a girls’ vacation with her friends when she’s snatched out of the crowd at the closing ceremony of the gladiator games. She’s rescued by Amir, the champion gladiator. She is instantly drawn to his athletic body and kind nature, but he’s not looking for a mate. As political tensions rise, can her alien bodyguard keep her safe? Forced together for her protection, their powerful attraction makes her long for what she can’t have. Can she guard her heart? Or is it already lost to her knight in shining armor? Amir is about to be crowned champion of the annual gladiator games. He’s one step away from being appointed as a royal guard in the shahra’s household. It’s a prestigious prize he’s worked his whole life to achieve. Only unmated Ardun are eligible for the royal guards. So falling in love would spell disaster. His monarch charges him with protecting the beautiful human female. Her tantalizing smell enthralls him. Her every action is a temptation. Then the scent of her heat sends him into a rut. Will he risk losing his dream? Amazon KU
Nova – In my world being the younger identical twin sucks. It means being forced to hide. It means being kept as a backup plan should something untoward happen to my elder sibling. Nah, sorry. That life’s not for me. I’m not playing second best to anyone. I’ve been on the run for years, staying a step ahead of the Royals desperate to drag me back to a duty I didn’t choose. Honestly, I didn’t expect to stop. But then I stumble onto a ship with a cry for help that he answers. Captain Archer Black is charisma personified. His confidence and strength, threaten to overwhelm my barriers. It doesn’t help that he’s easy on eyes too. It doesn’t help that my body craves his touch. And now, for the first time in forever, running feels like the last thing I want to do. Archer – My spaceship Hermes is the only home and safe space I’ve know. Stolen from another pirate years ago, the two of us have been to the edge of the galaxy and back. So, when Hermes’s AI memory is stolen leaving the vessel a virtual stranger, I’ll do anything to get it back. That’s when Nova stumbles onto my ship with a bunch of Royals in pursuit. My first instinct should be send her right back out into the void of space. But my senses demand otherwise. They demand I keep her. They whisper that she is mine. And that could very well be my downfall. With the royals on our tale, and a ship that doesn’t have my back, one thing is certain; we’re in for the ride of our lives. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I thought the concept was interesting.
A robot yearns to remember. A thief struggles to forget. A galaxy on the verge of collapse. On the fringe of a broken civilization, a robot awakens with no memories and only one directive: find his creator. But in the village of Korthe, Beetro finds only radioactive pestilence, famine, and Miree—a tormented thief with dreams of retiring after her final score. Meanwhile, the fiefdom is plunged further into chaos when a new warlord seizes control, recasting serfs as refugees and leaving derelict robot peasants in his wake. With a shared interest in survival, Beetro and Miree team up to pull off an impossible castle heist: steal a single flake of dark matter, the world’s most valuable and mysterious ore. But as they trek through the feudal wasteland in search of answers, they realize the true extent of the chaos surrounding them: the stars are disappearing from the sky and the entire galaxy is unraveling. As he uncovers his origin, Beetro discovers he may be the key to the salvation of the cosmos—or its destruction. Time, space, and loyalty become relative as he learns the real reason he was created. Amazon KU
Oops, I suppose anyone could kill someone, but can you do it in front of cameras and never leave any trace, no DNA or any dust and that is amazing. The top Officers killed without a trace. Only two agents sent out to investigate. Over nine thousand suspects and the largest spaceship ever built. The odds don’t really seem fair, especially when things keep going wrong and the brilliant Lead Agent has more problems than just finding a killer. Still he has chosen the right assistant in the pretty puzzle worker. She doesn’t stop until she has all the pieces fit together to make an answer. Amazon
VS Note: A re-release
He’s her only hope. She’s his secret desire. Space Force veteran Laila Storey thinks she’s seen it all—until first contact with an insectoid alien race, the Xakul, destroys a fledgling Martian colony. The Xakul’s next target? Earth. Humanity’s only hope is the Taureans, a warrior race who has battled the Xakul and won. Laila must do whatever it takes to save her people, but one particular Taurean warrior proves to be an unwanted distraction. Commander Zac Qu’Rell wants back in the fight, but his last battle with the Xakul left him badly scarred. The only time he feels at peace is when he’s with Laila.
As Zac and Laila work together, temperatures rise, both on and off the battlefield. But there’s no time for love…. is there? Amazon KU
Has the galaxy’s biggest player met his match? Sub-Commander T’arq Qu’Ress has a reputation for having a lot of… fun. The flirtatious pilot might seem like the consummate party animal, but the truth is a little more dark. Krystal Storey is the ultimate nerd, and the exact opposite of social butterfly T’arq. She’s more interested in circuits and code than parties, and is terrified of flying. When they are sent on a mission together, they have to face their worst fears… and their deepest desires. Will they survive to admit their love? Or will they meet their end before they even get started? AmazonKU
Dr. Iyanna Washington has landed her dream job—as a botanist aboard the Monstrum Mother Ship she will be able to study as many fascinating alien plants as she could ever dream of. But she’s been warned to stay on the Light Side of the ship during her studies. The Dark Side hides Monstrum so big and powerful they would frighten any humans who happened to see them. Dra’vik happens to be one of those that humans must not see. As a Drake Monstrum, he is nine feet tall with horns and scales—naturally he thinks humans would fear him. But when Iyanna gets lost on the Dark Side of the ship, he finds himself drawn to the curvy little Elite with the creamy brown skin. She’s both beautiful and brave and she doesn’t fear his immense size or “devilish” appearance. When the two of them are sent on a secret mission where they must pretend to be Master and pleasure slave, they find themselves drawn even closer together. But danger is in the air. Iyanna has proven to have special abilities and unique talents that are priceless to someone who would be happy to steal her away from the big Drake. And even if Dra’vik manages to save her, there are other obstacles standing in the way of their happiness—specifically the fact that bonding with a Monstrum Drake causes instant pregnancy. Can Dra’vik save Iyanna from the danger that threatens her life? And will Iyanna be willing to bond with the big Drake, despite the unique consequences? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: Not romance but certainly sounded interesting. I love anthologies!
This anthology is a collection of 13 new science fiction stories written by ten authors in four countries. All are members of the Science Fiction Novelists Facebook group, as are the two professional editors. Be prepared for wonder and amazement, bits of terror, aliens, twisted reality, dystopian dust, whispers of fantasy, hard science, and much more. (…more details of stories on ebook sellers page…) Amazon KU
Once upon a time on a planet far, far away, an evil sorcerer cast a curse on the Crucible Kingdom, a curse no one has been able to break. Until, two hundred years later, the current ruler takes drastic action, decreeing that his niece, a recently widowed duchess, must add fresh blood to the kingdom by marrying a starship captain who has fled the crumbling Regulon Empire. The reluctant couple are tasked with securing the kingdom’s future not only by producing an heir to the throne but by finding a way to break the curse. An almost impossible challenge, which is further complicated by clashes between two people who are not only reluctant to wed but are each accustomed to being boss. When the curse strikes, however, the duchess is forced to admit the captain is more than capable in emergencies, yet how can a hard-headed Regulon with no concept of the power of magic know anything about breaking a curse? And then the captain comes up with an idea no one thought of. A solution that turns out to be as dangerous as the curse itself. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: An ‘expanded’ re-release.
Jerik, owner of several X-Clubs around the North American continent, lives a life of hedonistic pleasures. However, ennui is setting in, and his usual sexual pursuits aren’t as satisfying as they used to be. When he accidentally mows over a high society philanthropist, things begin to change for him. He can’t get the platinum blonde out of his head. Even more frustrating is her lack of interest in him. He’s wealthy, handsome, experienced, and did he mention immortal? Medora just isn’t that into Krinar. Medora Rothchild, born in the lap of luxury, has managed to give her life meaning. She is the Executive Director for Humans with Heart, a foundation that grants the wishes of terminally ill patients. Without any help from the Krinar settlers, thank you very much. While she is surrounded by death, she manages to be a vital and blooming part of Chicago’s high society. An on-again, off-again media darling, Medora accidentally tempts the press when the GQ X-Club owner starts following Medora around town. Unfortunately, his lascivious intentions could jeopardize her humanitarian efforts. Also, she’s a virgin who’s pledged not to give it up until some man puts a ring on it. A man. Not a Krinar. This is the second edition of Krinar Covenant, and has been expanded to novel length for those readers who can’t get enough Krinar love. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A year ago, Vesta Bartlett received a rather unusual assignment. Now, as if perfecting her clockwork puppies for Queen Victoria weren’t enough, a surprise invitation to present them to the Texas Republic president makes Vesta question a number of things, including will the president accept the clockwork from a woman? Unsure, she agrees to allow Henry to go along, as her spokesman and husband, regardless of how her father may feel about a fake marriage. But they have bigger problems than her father’s anger when an anti-alchemist group takes issue with her clockwork creations and decide they need to stop Vesta’s work. By any means, no matter how violent. Amazon KU
My fate as a woman is to become bed sport. If I’m lucky, I’ll die quickly. The world of Protheka is not kind to the humans who were brought to it. Dark Elves treat us as objects for their basest pleasures. We exist to fulfill their darkest desires. Out of this filthy existence, I come to feel a forbidden emotion. Love. It is dangerous to love in this nightmare world. But I can’t help loving the Archduke Karl Ishiraya who purchased my existence with the wave of his hand. He can do with me as he pleases. Treat me in any way he desires. I am prepared for the pain. I have steeled myself for the suffering. But the one thing he seeks for both him and I may be the hardest to attain and the cruelest to bear in this twisted nightmare world. Happiness. Amazon KU
I expected to find my friend on the jungle planet – I hadn’t expected to find a big hunky green alien – It also happens I’ve got a bad case of mating-fever! What would you do if you had mating-fever? AmazonKU
Raxy: She comes from another planet—another species. This makes no sense. We cannot be fated mates! The way my chest glows blue for her says otherwise. Our women were wiped out in The Great Dividing. I never thought I would find a mate, let alone someone fated to me. I must protect her, even if it costs me my life. Kara: The big blue barbarian alien saved me, but what does he want in return? Putting my trust in another male is the hardest thing to do. Well, apart from simply staying alive on this deadly world. I thought finding my fiance in bed with another woman and losing my job all within 24 hours was bad. Those things have nothing on what happens to me next. Heck, being kidnapped by horrible green aliens isn’t even the worst part of my day … Giant spiders, toxic males, warring rivals, frog-headed monsters, and some very exposing moments with a big, blue alien barbarian with horns. Yeah … things just got a lot worse. Amazon KU
After a tumultuous period where space pirates and organized crime syndicates ruled supreme, peace has come to the galaxy, thanks to the establishment of an intergalactic alliance that regulated peace and free trade in the sector. But not everyone wants peace, and just as the Alliance finally begins to show promising gains, an ambush brings two women from completely different walks of life together to restore the Alliance’s ideals. Amazon
VS Note: I did read book one and enjoyed it and have bought book two. The first one was a bit ‘sweet’ for a dystopian (although for sure bad stuff happens) and the author did a bit too much detailed “this is how you prep” discussion on some topics BUT I enjoyed the characters, their blushfree romance and the book was different. I’m looking forward to reading book two.
Cassie was discharged from the military after being seriously injured when the Humvee in which she was riding was destroyed by an improvised explosive device (IED). Although she was able to walk on her new leg, multiple surgeries left Cassie using an electric wheelchair for mobility while her other leg healed. She was at the airport waiting for her friend and she and her service dog, Petra, sat in one of the airport restaurants watching the people go by. A fellow traveler, Andy Rittenhouse, sat down with her and the two began chatting. Like Cassie, he had also been in the military as a military policeman. Andy had only been out of the military for a few days when he and Cassie met. After he was discharged, with no family and nowhere in particular to go, he picked a spot on the map. By the time he met Cassie, he had already been at the airport for a day. The airline sent his luggage across the country, and he was waiting for it to be returned to him. He and Cassie struck up a conversation and they immediately found they had a lot in common. As they were getting ready to leave the airport – Andy to begin his adventure and Cassie to head home – the power went off suddenly as an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) was unleashed on the United States. Cassie’s electric wheelchair caught fire, cell phones died, and car engines would not start. When an airplane struck the other end of the terminal, Cassie and Andy decided to travel together to get to Cassie’s ranch. They improvised using an airport porter’s cart to carry their belongings and began the long trek home. Amazon KU
VS Note: From MARCH 27
Welcome to the world of yesteryear’s world of tomorrow! A world of inventions and intrigues, ingenious science and eldritch sorcery, mechanical marvels and magical mischief, daring exploration and dangerous adventure. A world powered by steam and teslic coils and etheric energies, where paranormalists ply their trade alongside constables and scholars and daffy dilettantes. From the grim and gritty city to the bustling urban metrop … from the hardscrabble life in the factories to the high society of lavish country estates … from the airscrew-propelled platform of a flying industrial complex to the suboceanic travels of a nautilus expedition …Welcome to a darkly delightful tour of Dreadful Fancies. Amazon Apple Books Audiobook on Kobo
VS note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.
Last-settled of the Diaspora colonies, Rayas was privately funded by California refugees in Mexico. They couldn’t bankroll the immense settler ships that bore a quarter million souls apiece. And the terraformers were long gone. Instead they sent teens, trained en route using an AI, the Dream. This virtual reality teaches every science and technology, quickly. Students also relive Earth history first-hand as a video game. In Renaissance Florence, beat the Black Death and study under Michelangelo. Sail the Caribbean smuggling drugs, or master the ninja arts in feudal Japan. The Dreamers turned out a bit…squirrelly. Ben Acosta hopes to train crews using the Dream, in a new Colony Corp Academy. He offers Sass Collier the opportunity to found the school. They visit Rayas to perform their due diligence. Sass’s Lunar lover Gabe hosts as salesman in chief. The project gives Ben a fresh chance to evaluate Sass’s judgment calls. Because if Luna taught them anything…Rayans lie. What dark secrets lurk within the Dream? Amazon KU
Two has struggled all his life to fit in. His own father didn’t even want him, and walked out on him and his mother. As a result, he’s always believed that if a father isn’t willing to be front and center for his children, then he shouldn’t have them. Being a father is a gift that should be valued above all else. So, imagine his utter shock when he’s told that somewhere out there, he’s got a son. And that son is all alone in this world. The moment he hears the news, everyone and everything else falls to the wayside. He’s going to find his son — now — and nothing will stand in his way. Unfortunately, one of those things that gets left behind in the mad rush, is Shauna. And after being thrown aside this time, she swears it’s the last time. Shauna is living in Alliance, working as an administrative assistant. She’s happy with the exception of one thing. The male she’s set her sights on, fell in love with at first sight, doesn’t seem to feel the same way she does. She was drawn to Two the first time she ever saw the big male. He’s not like the rest. He’s simple, and good, and… happy. Only now, she’s thinking she completely misread Two’s intentions. He’s stood her up before, this was his last chance. She’s done. She deserves someone who wants her as much as she wants them, and obviously Two doesn’t feel that way. Two’s son is out there somewhere alone in a system that despite its good intentions isn’t always able to provide for the kids that have no choice but to depend on it for their very survival. But his life is about to change. There’s a male on the way, and this male will never allow him to be alone, or mistreated again. This male would give his life for him. And he just may have to do that. But Two might not have to fight alone, if he’d just open his eyes and take notice of those around him who are willing to stand with him. Amazon KU
Abigail – Monsters are real. And so are aliens…The beast was terrifying. Eight-foot tall, covered in green scales with horns that would make a bull jealous. When they threw me into his cell, expecting him to knock me up so they could sell his offspring, the last thing Iexpectedwas to find a gentle giant. Okay, okay, not thatgentle. He did kill a guy and tossed his corpse at my feet the moment we met. Not exactly romantic. But he gives the best cuddles, that counts for something right? Ziame – When the slavers threw a pretty human into my cell I knew I had to act. Everything had been building up to this moment. To break out of this cell. To free my brothers from a fate in the arena. I have to step up. I have to be more than the mindless beast I’ve pretended to be. To save the pretty female I have to be their leader. …and maybe I can convince her to stay by my side while I do it. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Sophie has made the very scary decision to leave her abusive Master. Meeting an Eleadian mate at Club Zoom would mean a second chance at life. Her only option for survival. Ekert knows Sophie is his the moment he spots her on the dance floor where other females are bullying her. He hurries to rescue her from their taunting and whisks her away from the crowd. It quickly becomes apparent that Sophie has never had an easy life. She is battered and broken, emotionally and physically. This doesn’t change the fact that she’s his mate. He will do everything in his power to convince her she is perfect and worthy and ensure she knows how precious she is for the rest of her life. AmazonKU
My name is Jinx Tuva. To say my early childhood was rough is putting it mildly. I grew up on the isolated mining world of Cygnus. The population was a whopping three thousand. Loneliness was my constant companion. I dreamed of having friends, meeting new species and traveling the galaxy.
Turns out Fate is one twisted bitch. She granted me my wish. It’s hard to feel lonely while caring for the three feisty, alien children I had rescued. To make things even more fun, a bad-tempered Coletti War Commander has decided I’m his. As if. Okay, he does have a great ass and his kisses are pretty awesome, but bossy doesn’t even begin to describe him. Mallox, the most hunted villain in the galaxy, is doing his level best to take the children from me. My psychic powers are unique, but are they enough to keep the kids safe? Maybe. The only way to guarantee their safety is to mate with Caleb Jones, the sexy War Commander. Amazon
The smell of ash and fire got me going, The blood of my foes dripping from my blade was my life, Until Lara’s smile stole my heart. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was my destiny. Beautiful, a rose growing in the rubble of human cities, She ignites an unquenchable flame in my heart.
And now, I burn for her. Only she is meant to be tribute to the Chief. The most powerful Orc in the world. They say she is not meant for me…But she is mine. Nothing will stand in our way—not even my own tribe. And should anyone challenge my claim? Then their last conversation will be with my axe. Amazon KU
He may claim to dislike me, perhaps he even hates me, but I see the way his gaze glosses over my lips. Who knew my growing infatuation toward him would become the least of my worries? When I awoke aboard the Imnicus, I remembered nothing. No memory of my life, or of the Imnicus invasion that put me in a coma. Only my name, Margot Arris. Now, I am stuck in a forgotten marriage to the Colum, a union disjointed even before Lavenai attacked. The Colum is withdrawn and hard-hearted. Every interaction pushes me further from him and toward ruminating over every aspect of the invasion. I try to readjust and find fulfillment in the confines of outer space. But the halls of the Imnicus have secrets. When two servants end up with mysterious burns, and another turns up dead, I worry the threat from Lavenai hasn’t left. The answers must lie within my missing memory, but will I untangle a plot deeper than the Imnicus’ shadows? Amazon KU
They made him into a monster. For years, he was kept underground, his body and mind warped by the cruelest scientists in the beta world. Tested, tortured, and honed into the perfect killing machine, Bronn learned that his survival hinged on the death of others. Now, he’s out of that prison, but that doesn’t mean he’s free. How can he be when redemption is impossible for someone with so much blood on their hands? Only she can turn him back into a man. Gabriella was taught that safety was the path to happiness. But now, her world has been turned upside down, and those who promised to keep her safe are the same ones threatening her life. Just when she thinks she has nowhere left to turn, she finds an unlikely ally…the most dangerous alpha the world has ever seen. Once there were boundaries…but now that their chains are broken, these alphas refused to be contained. AmazonKU
VS Note: Looking back at the description and reviews for book one, I’d say this has romantic elements but is primarily LGBTQ scifi/urban fantasy.
An ancient evil in Anne’s head aims to ruin her tranquil life and end humanity. It must be Tuesday. A house of her own with a white picket fence, complete with a loving partner, Anne Perrin finally has the life of her dreams — including the job she always wanted and a caring family to share it all with. But every Eden has its Pandora’s Box. Anne’s personal heaven is marred by a malevolent presence in her head who, if given a choice, would use her to usher in a dark age, ending humanity as she knows it. The only thing holding it at bay is an unpredictable computer implant in her chest that seems to have its own agenda. Two unexpected visitors turn Anne’s delicate world upside down in completely different ways — one better than she could have ever hoped, one catastrophically terrible — pitting Anne in a nightmare battle against the very people she holds dearest: her family. Amazon Kobo
VS: SPECIAL ITEMS: 3 RECENTLY RELEASED UKRAINIAN RELIEF ANTHOLOGIES (VARIOUS GENRES, NOT SFR/F/PNR but I’m fully supporting these charity driven efforts).
100% of the proceeds from this collection will go to UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal. UNICEF has been supporting children affected by the Ukraine conflict for eight years, and in the horrifying light of current events, they need support more than ever before. Hero Daddies is a collection of fun and flirty stories and scenes written by some of your favorite Daddy romance authors. Whether the tales are sweet, sexy, straight, or gay, one thing’s for certain — these growly protective Daddies are HEROES!
Make love, not war. Battle of the Heart is a collection of short stories centred around the theme of military and war romances. Can love prevail? 100% of the proceeds of Battle of the Heart will be donated to the Red Cross as part of the Ukraine crisis appeal. Amazon
More than 15 contemporary romance authors have joined forces to create this unique collection of stories, covering an assortment of different sub-genres and tropes. LOVE WINS is set to publish on April 21, 2022, with 100% of the proceeds going to World Vision’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund. This organization has people on the ground in the Ukraine and Romania, providing food, shelter, medical aid, and all necessary assistance for the needy, with the focus of making sure children are safe and provided for. Amazon
Their engagement was set when they were children. Loren Copeland, the rich and handsome Marquess of Remington, would marry Maxine Dawes, the stunning daughter of the Count of Derryman. It’s a power match. The perfect alliance for each house. However, the Count has been keeping secret a childhood injury that means Maxine can never marry. He’s done this as he searches for a miracle so this marriage can take place. He needs the influence such an alliance would give him, and he’ll stop at nothing to have it. The time has come. There could be no more excuses. No more delays. The marriage has to happen, or the contract will be broken. When all seems lost, the Count finds his miracle: There’s a parallel universe where his daughter has a twin. He must find her, bring her to his world and force her to make the Marquess fall in love with her. And this, he does. Amazon AB
Zoe Creed is the best private investigator around. She’s so good even shifters hire her. But when Roman King walks into her office with a strange case, her instincts scream that she should turn down the job. Not because she can’t do it. Because the man in question is irresistible. Roman is trouble, and she’s fresh – and forever – off the market. Lion shifter and professional philanthropist Roman King cares only cares about his family and making the world a better place. The last thing he needs is to find his mate. But when his beloved little sister is embroiled in a blackmail scheme, he ends up in Zoe Creed’s office. Zoe is not only his mate, she’s also bent on resisting him. Now, Zoe is on Roman’s shortlist of things that matter. His sister’s case isn’t the only mission he’s on. He will win his fated mate’s heart along the way. Convincing her might be harder than tracking down the blackmailers. Amazon KU
There are no tides more treacherous than those of the heart. —Teek saying – The great city of Tova is shattered. The sun is held within the smothering grip of the Crow God’s eclipse, but a comet that marks the death of a ruler and heralds the rise of a new order is imminent. The Meridian: a land where magic has been codified and the worship of gods suppressed. How do you live when legends come to life, and the faith you had is rewarded? As sea captain Xiala is swept up in the chaos and currents of change, she finds an unexpected ally in the former Priest of Knives. For the Clan Matriarchs of Tova, tense alliances form as far-flung enemies gather and the war in the heavens is reflected upon the earth. And for Serapio and Naranpa, both now living avatars, the struggle for free will and personhood in the face of destiny rages. How will Serapio stay human when he is steeped in prophecy and surrounded by those who desire only his power? Is there a future for Naranpa in a transformed Tova without her total destruction? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Desert sunshine casts the darkest shadows. Successful realtor Julia Brooks moves to the quirky neighborhood of Vista de Lirio in the California desert and meets a riotous cast of eccentric characters. But her semi-retirement is spoiled when she finds the body of the neighborhood lothario dead in the kitchen of her brand new listing. Even more complicated? She also meets his ghost.
My magic is growing every day, and Malaki and Tobias are finally acting like brothers again. Everything is moving fast as the rebellion has begun. Mountainside’s people have finally had enough of the Fire King and his Lords. My visions are taking me everywhere now, and unrest is everywhere. My sister witches are facing their own problems in their homelands, and we all know the finally battle will be in the Fire Realm. To get there, we must save our people. Each of the realms needs a king. One that will fight for the people and give them their freedom. In the heat of war, I must face this issue and claim Mountainside’s first king. My heart tells me it should be both Malaki and Tobias, The Alpha Kings, but Malaki doesn’t want it. He still seeks revenge for his family and the love he lost long ago. He wants his kingdom back in the Water Realm. Can I still show him that his place is with me and Tobias? Or will I lose him completely? AmazonKU
Kiran was captured and cursed by the fae to keep him from destroying their world. Nick was a child when he was ripped from the mortal realm and found himself trapped in Underhill. Bound together for survival, the duo never expected to escape into the human world. Toby, broken by the change from human to werewolf, finds himself drawn to the fae prince, and his rescued mortal servant. The few remaining fae want the power of a kitsune at their fingertips. With Sebastian out of reach, the scattered courts are scrambling to cage Kiran and use his magic to fuel a resurgence. But Kiran is like all foxes, clever and determined to survive, even if that means binding himself to a broken wolf. Can the trio find a way to unlock and harness the chaotic magic, protect themselves from the fae, and strengthen the bond forming between them? Amazon KU
Jax has always loved a thrill, especially when it means getting behind the wheel of her race car. But she’s never found her fated mate. Stefan has a reputation for being ruthless on the track, and his determination to win is unrivalled. When the two of them meet at the opening of a paranormal race track, the two of them find they’ve met their match…in more ways than one. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
It’s been years since he last saw her. Since he inhaled her scent. Since he held her in his arms. Cyclone made some terrible mistakes. Mistakes that cost him the love of his life. He’s lived with regret ever since. Now she’s back. Not only that, she’s on dragon soil and will be staying for the foreseeable future. Cyclone has a real chance to fix things. To win her back. Only, she wants nothing to do with him. Good thing he’s persistent and loves the hunt. Cyclone hurt her a long time ago. He tore her heart out of her chest and ripped it into a million pieces. Angela had to rebuild the organ using reinforced steel. Now it’s like a cold, hard lump in her chest. Her ex can pursue her all he wants. It’s never going to freaking happen. What he doesn’t seem to be able to get through his thick skull is that Angie is not the person she was before. She’s tough as nails. It’s a pity she’s still so attracted to him, though. Her heart might be hard and brittle, but her body is a different story entirely. AmazonKU
Warthaug doesn’t do change, but being left alone for years to watch over the hearth has warped his perspective. Of all the recent changes upon their burrow, Ru unnerves him the most. The little mouthy witch doesn’t shy away from his cursed hide. The look in her soft brown eyes, it’s as if she sees him, sees beyond the curse. Why should she care for him, an ugly, cursed Hob, an abomination? She must be doffin’ and dogly, crazy. It would explain why she’s so taken with Puhkke, his odd burrow brother. The Hob of a Goblin has never wished for softness, kindness, for someone to look at him the way Ella, as he thinks of her, does his burrowkin. He couldn’t say he’d ever cared if anyone understood him, saw his heart. Until Ru… The hunter of their hearth finds himself coveting a certain curvy witch with a wicked sense of humor. When an odd run-in finds Ru cursed and scrambling for a cure, sending the hearth into an uproar, Thaug is faced with acknowledging the truths right in front of his wart covered face he’s been denying all along. Puhkke’s suggestion to cure his mate is the last thing Ru could have imagined. Could it work? Is she willing to see if it even could? Is Thaug up to play his part in all of it in this wild idea? Worse than sweet ice cream balls threatening to freeze your brain or a bathroom covered in body lotion, Ru is in over her head with this cursed business. The Hob with the secret might just be her only hope. The question is, is Thaug willing to risk what he’s painstakingly worked so hard to keep hidden, buried within his burrow? Amazon
I can’t let anyone know my secret. Not even my two hot protectors. I can’t go to the wolf academy. I’m being hunted. And if I don’t watch my step, I’ll end up in a grave next to my parents. Amazon KU
Creatures of all kinds go to the Barista to find love, including the sexy Naga princess Naomi. Naomi wants someone to let her treat them like royalty, someone she can mesmerize. The Barista introduces Naomi to Ella— a human that is very new to the world of fangs and claws but excited to meet her very own monster. Ella quickly becomes Naomi’s princess, the two of them diving into their relationship. When troubles from the past come around, everyone bands together to stand against their enemies. Even with more and more monsters siding with Lucifer, no one can tear apart two hearts in love. Amazon KU
My goal was to escape my corrupt father. As a dragon shifter, I craved a simpler life in Colorado. But little did I know…that Maddy would end up working at my barn. The most troublesome employee. The hottest woman I’d ever met. And my old childhood friend. She made my life a living hell. But I stood by her as her teacher, protector…And as the man that wanted to give her the world. Being with Maddy and taking her body felt like a dream. But giving her my heart? That was harder than I’d thought. Maddy was a little brat that I needed to tame. Her entitled-self wouldn’t allow us to give our love another shot. Could we defeat the odds and be together… or is our future together doomed once again? Amazon KU
As soon as his teeth sunk into my neck…I was lost. Just when I think I’ve found an answer to the hundreds of mysteries in my life, another appears. This time, in the form of a vampire who seems to know secrets from my past…and who is desperate for my body and my soul. My enemies are circling, looking for a way to break me apart and separate me from my two alphas. And their power seems to be growing. We’re determined to keep them away, but fate may have other plans. My heart will always be Daxon and Wilder’s, but what about my blood…I’ll do anything to keep them after everything we’ve been through. But it’s going to take a wild soul to do it.
Important Note: Discovered is book 3 in the Silver Falls University series. Readers can find Lost and Forgotten, books 1 and 2 in the series, as part of the Kingdom of Wolves Universe Collection. Please note, Lost and Forgotten should be read FIRST before Discovered in order to read the series in proper order. Five broken alphas. One lost wolf. A fate she never expected. My life had been irreversibly changed by coming to Silver Falls University. Although I don’t truly realize just how much until we visit the Whitepaw pack. I wish I could say that the most upsetting part was reuniting with a pack that had no problem expressing their dislike of me. No, instead I find myself remembering something about my past that I’d completely forgotten. That realization comes with the knowledge that my mates and I are in so much more danger than ever before. Especially now that Dr. Haistain has taken drastic action to force our hand on creating a mating bond by shaming my mates…At least that was what we assumed when he invited all of their families to campus. Instead, he suggests something so drastic it brings someone completely unexpected into our lives. What they tell me, what I discover about my past… changes everything. Amazon KU
ESME – I never dreamed my small curatives shop in Windsor, England would attract the attention of war hero Sir William Meriwether. My feminine heart is aflutter when he enters. But I’m a witch and a healer, and he’s a man in pain, so I heal him. Desperate to do him a good service, I stretch my powers to the limit—or perhaps beyond. Somehow, in curing his ailing leg, I unleash powers inside William. At a loss to stop what’s begun, I’m forced to seek assistance from the coven I’ve sworn never to join. I dread the encounter, but for William’s sake, I put my family’s hatred aside. Getting to spend more time with William is an added enticement. WILLIAM – I’m mesmerized by Esme O’Dwyer from the moment I lay eyes on her. Despite our different stations in society, I want something more personal than any restorative tea she might offer. As a gentleman, I contain those baser needs and accept her assistance to ease the pain in my leg. When the alluring witch’s touch bestows me with magic of my own, I want no part of it. But the coven’s leaders insist magic never makes mistakes, and for this to have happened, I must be needed. I’ve never been one to shy away from duty, and being secluded for training with Esme is magical in more ways than one. ESME – Trouble is coming to Windsor. The signs are all there. The race is on to train William as a witch before his power is needed, but our growing attraction is as undeniable as the battle that lies ahead. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Hella is one witch who is done with relationships. Having rid herself of a clingy nymph, she’s determined to stay single and savour everything her fae town in Geneva has to offer—with no strings attached. The trouble is, it turns out breaking up with a king isn’t as easy as she’d thought. Her ex just sent a legion to kidnap her and take her to the faerie realm of Lucia. And he wants to make her his queen. Grant MacKinnon is one wolf shifter who prefers a quiet life. His home in a glen in Scotland, his small wolf pack, and fine whisky is all he needs. The trouble is, a witch in the fae town in Fort William just cursed him to die if he doesn’t find his fated mate and bring her to her. Now he craves a female he’s never met, one he was convinced didn’t exist, and he refuses to believe she’s really his one true mate… until he sets eyes on the beautiful blue-haired lass. And his wolf instincts howl that she was made for him. And when he realises she’s in danger and another male wants her as his queen, MacKinnon will stop at nothing to protect her and claim her as his mate. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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VS note: Teen & YA LGBTQ Fantasy.
Effie is one of the few humans living on an island full of mutants. After a prank goes horribly wrong, they work off their debt by looking after children with powers. And then they get a job taking care of the most famous children in all of Mutopia. Now they’re missing, and Effie has to help find then. It’ll be a dangerous journey facing wolves, evil mutants, imprisonment, and nightmares. Not to mention the scariest part of all – talking to their crush. Effie has no powers. Can they really save the day? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
What’s in a name? Names have power. Magic . . . Some names spell a great destiny. Once upon a time, twenty author friends accepted the challenge of a fairy tale name generator. Soon, twenty new characters were off on wild adventures. In this clean YA anthology, meet a goddess, a countess, and a wannabe sorceress. Join a wolf pack leader and a guardian frog sidekick. Search for victims with a hunter-turned-detective, and swoon over the sultana who must prove she’s fit to rule. Cavort with demons, wraiths, and demigods. Lose your way in the Mist, then lose your soul to the Bone Marsh. Root for a genie’s freedom. Hope for a witch to get her spell right. And yes, feel your heart flutter at unexpected romance. All proceeds are donated to charity in support of reading and literacy. Amazon
VS note: A re-release. From MARCH 31
For those who like their romance full of fantasy and swoon worthy heroes, The Realm features previously released titles: Wizard’s Chance – Curvy Samantha is a dreamer looking for a happily ever after with prince charming. Her whole life changes when she finds a magical book that transports her to a tropical island with a hunk who thinks he’s a wizard. The Hunter – For years, Suzie’s been running with her children, determined to not be found by her violent ex. Tired of hiding, she decides to settle down in suburbia where she meets Hunter, a hot neighbor with a sword and secrets. Chance’s Game – The God of Chance has sent Breanna on a quest to free the Realm from a powerful spell. There’s just one problem. Chance expects her to team up with a wizard who is also a devilish rake. Amazon Kobo
Only one woman makes him want to howl. Amarok lives on a ranch in the boonies for a reason. Hundreds of acres where he can run four legged and furry. But most of all privacy. What he wants doesn’t stop a perky human from showing up at his door wanting to study the wildlife on his land.
He’d prefer to study her. Naked. Utter madness. He’s got secrets and a past he can’t forget. He knows better than to risk it all on love. However, he can’t resist her. Has to have her. And when she’s threatened, he’ll do anything to protect her. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Chase Devant is having his best year ever at the Midnight Rodeo. He’s on top of his game, and the last thing he needs is some old man coming in and outriding him. He sure doesn’t mean to send the guy right up in flames, though. Phoenix shifter Fenny is so happy that Chase helped him flame out and come back young again. He’s excited to be back at the Midnight Rodeo, and he thinks Chase is the hottest little fire elemental he’s ever seen. He wants Chase with him as his lover but first he has to convince Chase he’s not trying to take his place on tour. When danger threatens Chase, Fenny proves how much he cares, but can they recover from what Fenny has to do to save Chase his fate? Amazon KU
When Hades breaks free and stalks the mortal world……there is only one person who can stop him.Inanna just happens to be his ex-girlfriend. Desperately trying to move on from her former life as a goddess, Inanna spends her days as a psychiatrist. Though memories of fighting wars haunt her, it isn’t until Hades returns that she realizes that pretending to be human isn’t what she truly desires. To be honest, she misses drawing her sword, summoning her dragons, and fighting evil that haunts humanity.When the vampire god starts breaking the rules, its up to Inanna, Hades, and the other gods to step up and put the world into balance. Amazon KU
Olivia Bailey and her sister know one thing for certain: they are in dire need of some time away from their normal, work-driven lives. While their bakery business has served them well, neither realized just how strenuous running their own business would be. Eager for a change, the girls set off for a trip around Scotland. But things quickly go awry when an unlikely incident sends Olivia tumbling off the side of the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. Rather than meeting her near-certain death, she opens her eyes to find herself transported through time and hidden away in a castle with two of the most damaged, but handsome, men she’s ever laid eyes on. She knows she needs to find a way back home to her sister, but as time passes, Olivia realizes that the only way for her to find peace might just be to accept where fate has placed her. With friends among the castle’s staff and their intriguing laird to keep her occupied, the heartache of being ripped away from the life she knew before begins to heal. However, despite Olivia’s efforts to move forward, her troubles are far from over, and she may be in more danger than she ever could have imagined…Paton Buchanan thought his sacrifice would mean something when he willingly stepped into the land of the fae to save his friend. Instead, the years spent in their prison cost him and everyone he loved everything. Once released, Paton has nowhere to go but the home of his youth. But overseeing his late father’s land comes with its challenges and finding any semblance of happiness for himself seems unlikely until a strange lass from the future arrives …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: A re-release.
Kadie Andrews is traveling across the West to photograph ghost towns when she takes a wrong turn. She ends up in Morgan Creek, Wyoming, a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something strange and sinister about it. No cell phone reception, no gas for her car, no hotel. She can just move into a vacant furnished house. No one pays for anything. And no one can leave once they come to town. Unable to find any way out, Kadie is a prisoner hunted for her blood, in a town full of vampires and their human prey. AmazonKU
VS Note: An LGBTQ Arthurian fantasy.
She left all she knew to find who she could be . . .She grows up in the wild wood, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake drift to her on the spring breeze, scented with promise. And when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she decides her future lies at his court. So, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and sets out on her bony gelding for Caer Leon. With her stolen hunting spear and mended armour, she is an unlikely hero, not a chosen one, but one who forges her own bright path. Aflame with determination, she begins a journey of magic and mystery, love, lust and fights to death. On her adventures, she will steal the hearts of beautiful women, fight warriors and sorcerers, and make a place to call home. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Barbarian. Beast. Murderer? On the surface, my life looks picture perfect. Journalist for the New York Times. Engaged to one of the city’s most eligible bachelors. Loving family. Great friends. But, as it turns out, looks can be deceiving. When my entire future is ripped away, I choose the one spot on the map that might just be my ticket back into the good life—this time, with a byline on the front page. And one less jerk by my side. The tiny town of Midnight Falls is quaint, picturesque—and boasts a trail of murders just begging to be solved by yours truly. Everything is going to plan until tall, dark, mysterious, and sexy comes stomping into my life–literally. Sutton Hargrave is the beginning of the end for me. Bewitched by his charm, I don’t realize I’m in too deep until it’s too late to escape. Amazon KU
When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she’s astonished to find that she’s not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she’s applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic. The new job has a few perks – great room and board, excellent pay, and she’s apprenticing to a powerful witch. Sure, the witch is a bit eccentric. And sure, there was that issue with the black cat Reggie would prefer to forget about. The biggest problem, however, is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer’s nephew and the most arrogant, insufferable, maddening man to ever cast a spell. Reggie absolutely hates him. He’s handsome, but he’s also bossy and irritating and orders her around. Ben’s butt might look great in a crystal ball vision, but that’s as far as it goes. But when someone with a vendetta targets the household, she finds herself working with Ben to break a deadly curse. Apparently, when they’re not fighting like cats and dogs, things get downright…bewitching. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
One quiet afternoon in 2037, Joyce Denzell hears a thud in her family’s home library and finds a book lying in the middle of the room, seemingly waiting for her—a book whose copyright page says it was published in the year 2200. Over the next twenty-four hours, each of the Denzell family members discovers and reads from this mystical history book from the future, nudged along by their cat, Plato. As the various family members take turns reading, they gradually uncover the story of Gabe, Mia, and Ruth—a saga of adventure, endurance, romance, mystery, and hope that touches them all deeply. Along the way, the Denzells all begin to believe that this book that has seemingly fallen out of time and space and into their midst might actually be from the future—and that it might have something vitally important to teach them. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Pie is the ghost in your house. She is not dead, she is invisible. The way she looks changes depending on what is behind her. A girl of glass. A girl who is a window. If she stands in front of floral wallpaper she is full of roses. For Pie’s entire life it’s been Pie and her mother. Just the two of them, traveling across America. They have slept in trains, in mattress stores, and on the bare ground. They have probably slept in your house. But Pie is lonely. And now, at seventeen, her mother’s given her a gift. The choice of the next city they will go to. And Pie knows exactly where she wants to go. Pittsburgh—where she fell in love with a girl who she plans to find once again. And this time she will reveal herself. Only how can anyone love an invisible girl?
On Earth Sly Sathariel creates all sorts of havoc, though he never takes a life. His father, Satan, reserves that power, yet not even he can keep Sly from the arms of the pure and spiritual woman representing the Tree of Life. She entangles him in her roots, pulling Sly in a direction his hellacious soul dare not follow. Slick Sathariel is Satan’s third born, the youngest triplet. He keeps the peace and makes everyone happy but himself. Not anymore. Slick can’t tell the woman he desires his family may be responsible for her lover’s disappearance, or that he’s the devil’s son. But when he sets out to capture her for himself, his family’s prying just might cause Slick to lose the one thing on Earth he truly wants. Wicked Sathariel, the eldest son of Satan, has finally met his match, and at the oddest of times, she turns up in his head. Accustomed to having his father and siblings rummage through his mind, he can’t handle his woman seeing his hellacious thoughts. And when it becomes clear she’s heaven bound — all hell breaks loose! Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Young widow Anemone buries her grief in the distant past, in her job as a museum curator. Until a hero appears from nowhere, saving her from a freak accident. Dun doesn’t remember anything before the moment he saved Anemone. But from the moment he saw her, he knew he’d stop at nothing to keep her safe. Can they break the bonds holding them back to pain in the past, and find a new future? Gargoyles. Stone protectors. Cursed to sleep through the centuries until called to arms.
But when Dunstan wakes, the world has changed. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Vampires
After the bombing at the Guardian wedding tension within the VC ranks intensifies. Word on the street is that the deaths were a warning to the Warriors. Already on edge and overworked the Warriors and Guardians work together to find those responsible. Sources have informed the Warriors that the police as well as the government may have some involvement. Ex-cop, Lana Fitzpatrick, finds herself on the frontline in a race to expose an enemy that may succeed in what many have tried before, to bring the invincible VC Warriors down. Amazon KU
For Nathan Duffy, life involves several truths—he has an iron grip on his talent, he will never walk again, and he will never stop putting his best friend Camilo Almenara ahead of his own well-being. In a world where talent can kill or save, Nathan’s nearly did both at the same time. When a drunk driver T-boned Cam’s car, Nathan lost control of his talent. He saved his best friend and nearly killed himself. Nathan thought the accident that left him with lifelong mobility issues was the worst pain he would ever experience. He was wrong. After years bottling up his talent, it finally breaks through. The hallucinations he experiences induce pain beyond anything he’s felt. It also means he is a danger to everyone he is close to. For Cam, life has its own truths. Nathan only had the power to save one of them, and he chose his friend. Cam walked away without a scratch, but the guilt is never far. He’s spent the years since the accident taking care of Nathan—or at least trying to. Now something is happening to his best friend and Cam can’t help. So he goes to the one person who can–his father, Colonel Caesar Almenara, a walking legend whose talent has no equal. And who also refuses to help. If Cam and Nathan don’t find a cure fast, Nathan will quickly find himself drugged, drafted, and shipped off to war. Desperate and angry with his father, Cam takes Nathan to the one person he thinks can help, a friend of his deceased mother who helped work on a top secret military project that could be behind Nathan’s condition. A project Cam’s father led. When Cam’s father tracks them down, Nathan is out of time. He offers to go quietly, but the Colonel has other plans. One that includes the other personality that keeps taking over Nathan’s mind. If the Colonel succeeds, Nathan has a chance at a better life. If not. Amazon KU
Henry never thought he’d turn someone vampire. Especially someone who wasn’t his mate…With fang fever driving him, he can’t resist the town council when they ask him to turn Christine, the Hill’s new attorney. Their exclusive vampire community needs her legal skills. Henry’s fiancée is supportive. After all, a Lux angel can’t be turned vampire, and Cerissa knows how important creating his first child is to him. But when everything goes wrong, it puts Cerissa in the cross hairs of an enemy she didn’t see coming. Henry is desperate to save his mate. Because if he doesn’t, Cerissa might be forced to leave the town—and Henry—forever. Amazon KU
They claimed my heat. I claimed their hearts. In a world where Omegas are cherished, Alphas are revered, and Betas are forgotten I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Growing up in foster care, my friends and I took care of each other. Ares, Killian, Rafe, and Nox, were my everything: my first loves, my only family, my pack. Until the same night they told me we’d be together forever, I presented as an Omega, and everything changed. They betrayed me and turned me over to The Institute where Omegas are auctioned off to the highest bidder. I thought I’d never see them again…But four years later, they came back for me. Four alphas. One omega. A pack bond that couldn’t be broken. AmazonKU
Anna Cooper wants what every mom wants – human or shifter – a happy, safe home for her young son. Even if it means working multiple jobs to make ends meet. Her struggle is compounded by the fact that she gave up her family ties and her cougar pride in order to escape her abusive ex-husband. So when she meets Cam and her cougar insists he is their one true mate, instead of rejoicing that she found him, she balks. She trusted the wrong man once – she won’t do it again. Even if he can kiss her senseless. Cameron Wyborn came to town with one thing in mind – reconnect with his bear so he can shift again. But after months of trying everything his doctors recommended, he faces the possibility that he may never shift again. Meeting Anna stirs powerful feelings inside him and he cannot deny he is drawn to her. But his need for control overrides his belief in destined mates. When Anna’s past comes back to haunt her, Cam is forced to decide if he is strong enough to surrender to fate in order to save them both.
Music runs in Sofi’s blood. Her father is a Musik, one of only five musicians in the country licensed to compose and perform original songs. In the kingdom of Aell, where winter is endless and magic is accessible to all, there are strict anti-magic laws ensuring music remains the last untouched art. Sofi has spent her entire life training to inherit her father’s title. But on the day of the auditions, she is presented with unexpected competition in the form of Lara, a girl who has never before played the lute. Yet somehow, to Sofi’s horror, Lara puts on a performance that thoroughly enchants the judges.
Almost like magic. The same day Lara wins the title of Musik, Sofi’s father dies, and a grieving Sofi sets out to prove Lara is using illegal magic in her performances. But the more time she spends with Lara, the more Sofi begins to doubt everything she knows about her family, her music, and the girl she thought was her enemy. As Sofi works to reclaim her rightful place as a Musik, she is forced to face the dark secrets of her past and the magic she was trained to avoid—all while trying not to fall for the girl who stole her future. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
One game left, and everything is on the line. Riddle and the guys are focused on an important task, one that could render a blow to those that are trying to hurt them and their court. If it works, things are going to change, and there will be no going back. Because Riddle’s drawn to Kitaro, and will do anything to help him get out of the clutches of Orson. The man intrigues her, and in her heart she wants to see him happy and in a better place than enslaved to an evil wizard. The Festival is happening, and she’s ready for all her efforts to come to fruition. Air court is thriving and with a section of Hybrasil coming on line, just for them, there are decisions that must happen. For Air court to be the best they can be, Riddle needs to round out her guard, and allow Faerie to create the Eden for her people it is blooming into. Magic, Happiness and endless possibilities are just around the corner for everyone. Provided they live through it all.
When your big break requires you to get dirty with some newly turned Monstera… what do you do?
Them. over and over. Porn starlet on the rise Ember Jade, is offered a contract to do a very special movie, one that several other starlets have turned down. Known for the ability to work any situation and with any performers without attachment or issue, she seems to be the right choice for a movie both lauded brave and reckless. But the payday is more than she can ignore. If she can survive that is. Offered a controlling stake in the production company if she can pull off a successful shoot of the first legitimate all Monstera focused movie, Ember is more than ready to take on the challenge. The men she is slated to work with are notorious for their prowess and sex appeal… and that was before they made the transition. Now, slated to have their first time as Monstera be forever captured, four men are both the worry and the interest of Ember. She’s determined to make the movie the biggest hit the company has, even if she has to suffer through it all… as there are no guarantees she’s making it through this. Because Ember Jade feels nothing for anyone, and never has. Until she meets her co stars. Ransom Marks. Xavier Henson. Max Modine. Clyde Evers. Four Monstera that ping her interest, like no man before. Sexy, wild and forbidden, she’s about to learn that keeping your needs close to the vest can get you in trouble… or find you your darkest fantasies.
AYLANA – Someone wants to silence me forever. I know this down to my marrow even if I can’t remember anything else. Bleeding, and with werewolf-killing poison running through my veins, I only have one option—find the address I scrawled onto my arm with black ink. I don’t know who I expected to find when I knocked on the door, but it was certainly not a vampire…SEBASTIAN – Aylana collapses in my arms, soaked, shivering, and bleeding everywhere. The fiery half-werewolf has been the bane of my existence since I arrived in this city. We hate each other… But my first instinct is to help her, even though I know come morning she’ll want to rip my heart out. Finding the one who hurt her is more important than our rivalry. I can only hope Aylana agrees with me. And if she doesn’t…Well, what’s the point of being immortal if I don’t take deadly chances? Amazon KU
Three years have passed since Shen Qingqiu betrayed Luo Binghe, and now there are only two years left before his “deceased” disciple rises from the dead to claim his bloody glory as the protagonist. At least, that’s how the story is supposed to go. In the midst of investigating a mysterious plague, Shen Qingqiu discovers that his actions have irreparably altered the plot–Luo Binghe has returned all too soon and Shen Qingqiu’s brilliant escape plan isn’t even ready yet! Worse, Shen Qingqiu can no longer predict his young disciple’s actions. The only thing that hasn’t changed is Luo Binghe’s intense fixation on Shen Qingqiu himself, but even this obsession may be more than it seems. Not that Shen Qingqiu has the time to puzzle through all the inconsistencies. There are various parties at play in the changing plot, and if he doesn’t act fast, he may face a fate far worse than death.
Ruby is a raccoon shifter and a baker in Blue Creek who is looking for her family. She knows they’re out there, and after the death of her brother, finding his daughters—who were given away against his will—is her only focus. Racoon shifters need to stick together, after all! She decides to hire a private detective to help. He has to be a shifter, to understand all the variables of the case, and while she’d prefer to avoid predators, there’s something about Paul Lapin that makes her trust the coyote.
She’s especially glad for his professional skills when the family who gave the girls away show up with threats, because there’s no way she’s going to stop now, when she’s this close to a family reunion! AmazonKU
Rain Christiansen isn’t sure he’ll ever fully understand the supernatural. But he’s finally finding his groove as a reluctant medium and cold-case detective. That’s not to say everything is going smoothly—there’s a wedding in the works, after all. He’s finally taking that enormous step with fellow detective, Daniel McKenna, and he couldn’t be happier…about the marriage. Not so much the wedding. The hoopla is enough to make him wish for a quick flight to Vegas and an Elvis officiant.
At least work is keeping Rain and the PTU plenty busy. Their latest case involves Hannah Caldwell, a silent ghost who can’t—or won’t—speak. She still manages to request that they find her dear friend, Cherry Parker, so that she can say goodbye. Piece of cake. Finding people is pretty high on the list of things that Rain does best. But when it comes to ghosts, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Before long, his simple missing person’s case takes a dark and twisted turn. And Rain realizes he’s been so busy trying to protect Danny that he forgot to protect himself. If he doesn’t turn things around—and quickly—his spooky life might be cut short for good. Amazon KU
I’m a lone wolf with a stalker on my tail…My name is Vanya Mason, and after an incident that left me broken, I chose exile from my pack rather than facing the harsh truth. The alpha made it very clear that my pack never cared about me, they cared about my submission. And that’s not the life I want to live. Especially alone. But I learn the very first night on the road that being a lone wolf is dangerous. After I barely escape with my freedom, I find myself in a small human town. Somewhere safe I can lay low while I figure out my next moves. Or so I thought…After a body lands directly outside my motel door, a local alpha shows up to ask me questions. It’s clear he doesn’t quite believe me, but he offers me sanctuary. Keep your enemies close, I guess. After the stalker makes another bold move, I have no choice but to seek refuge with a pack that doesn’t trust me. But the longer I spend with Nyx, Leven, and Callum, the less I want to leave. It feels like I have a place where I can finally be an equal. However my presence comes with a very dangerous ripple effect. Will they protect me and fight by my side, or will I spend my life forever on the run? Amazon KU
Toven might have failed in his attempts to improve humanity’s condition, but he isn’t going to fail to improve Mia’s life, making it the best it can be despite her fragile health, and he can do that not as a god, but as a man who possesses the means, the smarts, and the determination to do it. No effort is enough to repay Mia for reviving his deadened heart and making him excited for the next day, but the flip side of his reviviscence is the fear of losing its catalyst. Given Mia’s condition, Toven doesn’t dare to over excite her. His venom is a powerful aphrodisiac, euphoric, and an all-around health booster, but it’s also extremely potent. It might kill her instead of making her better. AmazonKU
When the lonely cries of the kitsune vixen fill the Griffin Sanctuary, it’s up to the newest apprentice vet, Charlotte, to find her a suitable mate. Not an easy task considering they’re almost entirely extinct. The Kitsune Giggle is book three in the modern fantasy Griffin Sanctuary series. It is packed full of adventure, mythical creatures, and an f/f romantic sub-plot.
DENIM, DIAMONDS AND DEEP 6 (JENNIFER CLOUD) by Janet Leigh
Relentless time traveler Jennifer Cloud wants a little one-on-one time with her man and possibly, if it’s not asking too much, a proposal. But when a mysterious brigand sabotages her fellow time travelers and disrupts her love life, Jen must embark on a very dangerous vacation. As Jen searches for the brigand, she discovers a valuable gem has been stashed amongst the trunks of a wealthy socialite destined to board the Titanic. The problem is the socialite’s name is on the list of lost souls from that horrible night, April 14, 1912. Jen must be brave enough to defy her boss, board the ship of dreams, and help her sexy defender capture the brigand whilst not jumping his bones before they hit the infamous iceberg. Will she succeed in saving the gem, or will her conscience force her to save the lot, avoid mass mayhem, and change history? Amazon KU
Chased by the Elder Dragon Royals, my men and I flee our beloved kingdom and sail across the sea to the unknown Fae lands. We’re ready to unravel all their lies. The Elders claim that prophecy says the first female dragon shifter will end the kingdom. What if the first female dragon shifter will just end them? But I’m not the only one with secrets in my past. Jaik and Caldren, brothers with a deep rivalry–and my love–have to face their dark past that left a deep rift. All these dragon shifters I’ve trained with, especially Branok and Lynx, have to face what they did to me when they thought I was their enemy, Lucien Finn. To survive the new Fae lands–and the elder Dragon Royals–we’re going to have to forgive each other for the past and forge a new future. Otherwise, our kingdom really will fall, and so will we. But are Branok and Lynx capable of groveling? Are Jaik and Caldren capable of forgiving each other when they both still want to claim a kingdom, a crown, and…me? AmazonKU
What would you do if the chance to escape your miserable life came crashing down to earth?
Cassie, a miserable factory worker and a Changer besides, dreams of learning magic and escaping the capitalist hellscape. One day her wish comes true when a powerful wizard-cum-phantom thief crash-lands in her sleepy town. Next thing she knows, Cassie is whisked away on a magical flying ship, learning wizardry, seeing the world, and discovering the secrets of her beautiful new teacher.
Before long, Cassie is swept up in daring heists, perilous expeditions into fey-infested jungles, tangling with a werewolf, and being stalked by a strange man in a mask. And that’s all on top of her magic lessons and discovering the secrets of the magical flying House Brandwyck.
VS Note: Includes at least 1 PNR story.
This anthology debuts twenty gay short stories by accomplished novelist Mark Wildyr. Among the stories is an altercation with an outlaw biker’s club, a ghost haunting the dream world of an art restorer, and a soldier’s unexpected bus ride of a lifetime. A protective guide dog leads his blind handler to the perfect human companion, and a western movie star introduces a young projectionist to a different kind of life. A tattoo artist strikes a bargain with a new client, a valet serves his Medieval lord, and other men find love and lust with each other in a variety of settings and time periods. Who knows what will happen in these Wildyr Tales? Amazon
Magic runs in my family. I even married a guy who unknowingly had latent magic. But in the Chesswick family of witches, the magic gene skipped a generation. Namely, mine. So, I can only watch from afar as my daughter learns the ancient craft. Until a magic tutor I hired ends up dead, and my daughter is falsely accused of his murder. Now, it’s time for me to get involved. I might not have magic, but I have telepathy and a mind-blowing ability of psychometry. I can read the thoughts and memories of the real killer, and, boy, they take me down a twisted path. On the way, I discover other abilities I haven’t harnessed yet. Maybe they have something to do with what a faerie who showed up at my inn said: That I have a destiny of greatness and will either be an ally or enemy of the Fae. Whatever. I have a daughter to protect, an inn to run, and a clogged toilet in haunted room 303 to fix. Priorities, folks. Amazon KU
Grizzly bear shifter Jake finds his mate on the side of the road, needing help. She already knows about shifters and has a few friends that are shifters. Ali is new to the area and running from a stalker. She relies on Jake and his brothers to help her when the stalker finds her, hundreds of miles from where the stalking started. Can this pair make it and will they have a chance at happiness? AmazonKU
Break a mirror, bad luck will follow. At Mana Wave Industries the shattered glass has opened the portal to old enemies. Fran Berryman isn’t losing everything she built just like that. This witch will fight to protect and preserve what’s hers. But the Darkness Between Dreams has plans to unleash his nightmare realm. That can’t be good. Are the pieces of the prophecy coming together and who will be on the winning side? Can the Source remain hidden? The Evermores will die trying, but Fran isn’t so sure they’re right. The band of witches will have to come face to face with the Darkness Between Dreams and destroy him at last or die trying. Who will survive the battle? Amazon KU
Quismat is the god of destiny. In his library, he has everything he needs. Surrounded by books containing all that is, was, and ever would be, he has all of time at his fingertips. Nothing can surprise him. Until a wizard appears out of nowhere. Kenji rebels against magical theory. If the fae could create another dimension, then he could time travel. When a spell goes wrong, he stumbles across the Library of Destiny and the god, Quismat. It’s love at first sight, but breaking free of the main timeline has consequences. Amazon KU
Years ago, body-piercer Esmerelda disappeared from Lilith’s tattoo shop, Graphomancy. Unknown to Lil, Esmerelda has been continually abducted, injured, and then left for dead. The assailant leaves no clues behind, other than threatening messages. Despite constantly changing names, jobs, and locations, the mysterious kidnapper always finds Esmerelda. Police no longer believe the man even exists, and Esmerelda’s psychiatrist ex-husband had diagnosed her as an attention-seeking fraud. Esmerelda has returned to Graphomancy, determined to make a stand. Lilith, a witch, and Jen, her apprentice, are convinced that there is a real culprit out there. But like law enforcement, Esmerelda’s attacker seems to know their every move before they make it. Darren Byrne, private eye, has taken on the case as well. He’s determined that the abductions are related to a secret society who attack during major celestial events. With an alignment of all the visible planets nigh, Esmerelda is nearly out of time. Can Jen and Lil save her from this superhuman foe before he finally finishes his fiendish work? Amazon KU
VS note: Previously published on Vella.
All it took was one look to end my life…Because one look is all it takes to trigger a werewolf’s mate hunt. And when a wolf is hunting, he doesn’t stop until his mate either dies or becomes a wolf too.
Now I’m trapped in some guy’s house, he’s stuck in his wolf form, and there’s no way out for either of us. Life as I knew it is over, but my fight to survive is only beginning. Amazon KU
If you go into the woods, watch out for the big bad wolf…Like all humans, I avoid Larkinge. The menacing forest is rumored to be home to dangerous animals—none more fearsome than the wolf king. For centuries, those people who ventured into its shadowed range rarely came back out. But all that is about to change. The King of Mogon has chosen eight warriors to enter the forest to find and slay the wolf king. For better or worse, it looks like I’m along for the hunt. It’s the only way I can keep an eye on my best friend Cassius, who is a wizard enslaved to one of the warriors in the hunting party. That same warrior will clear my drunken father’s gambling debts if I accompany them. Two birds, one stone. Only I’m not sure I’m any safer with him in Larkinge than I would be on my own. The only person I trust doesn’t even exist—the mysterious man who comes to me in my dreams. He makes me feel things I’ve never experienced before. It’s as if we’re meant to be together. But this is the real world, and the man of my dreams can’t save me. Everyone knows the woods aren’t safe and there’s something lurking in the shadows. Or someone. And they’re not what I was expecting. AmazonKU
How could fate match Matteo with a less than ethical alpha? Matteo Romano isn’t like the others. He had a happy family growing up, yet Master Nikolai welcomed him into the coven family without question. Time and again, he’s proven his abilities, even if he’s the shortest and smallest vampire in the coven, thanks to his fae mother. While the others are finding their beloveds, he can’t help but hope that he too will be blessed by the fates. But when he scents his beloved and discovers who it is, his biggest question is why did fate have to pair Matteo with a sexy-as-sin alpha that had mesmerizing eyes and a devastating smirk? Justin Savoie has been many things in his long life: son, blockade runner, smuggler, alpha, and rescuer. The timing couldn’t be any worse when he boards the Beloved Gem and scents his mate. But his wolf won’t allow him to leave without at least a taste of the sexy little vampire that’s all his. And now that he’s found his mate, he finds himself wanting things he didn’t before, to be called mate and father. Smuggler, scoundrel, sexy. Those describe Justin Savoie to a tee. Can Matteo and Justin come to an agreement and make things work? Or will Justin’s crusade keep the new couple apart? Amazon KU
“I will never understand why women let men decide if they get to be the villain or the victim in their story.” In a world of talisman powers and magical rivalry, Jane finds herself playing many roles—depending on the situation, she is either as soft as a rose petal or as lethal as the thorn. Swept deeper into a world of shadows and lies when her mentor, Baltazar sends her on a seemingly simple mission–donning the mask of dainty again, she finds herself fighting to maintain who she is beyond her pretty, painted exterior. The series of events to follow rip her in and out of her past, as she tries to move on from the unimaginable pain that led her to this life. Stealing from your soon-to-be fiancé is one hell of a wedding gift, but let’s hope he never discovers she is dodging eyes, lies, and daggers—while ensuring that not a hair is out of place for her royal obligations. But…what if half-truths can’t prepare her for this life? And when the mission’s cost is more than she bargained for—her freedom and her life—what if she doesn’t want to pay the price? At least she still carries the favor of her loyal mare. And though her luck in love is not great, it is never hard for her to find some way to quench her thirst in her droughted kingdom. When her fiancé isn’t lurking over his newest possession, she is easily entertained with her ex-lover and unwanted keeper. Entangled with a lost love, whose secrets threaten to undo everything she’s worked towards, she has to manage the most daunting mission yet. An unfit marriage to the Mad King’s son. Will the Cursed King’s daughter survive? AmazonKU
Johnny’s would-be girlfriend has called it quits, his newfound grandfather has pulled a vanishing act, and his odd connection to the dying has mutated into something else altogether, something he doesn’t understand. Suffice to say, he was already having a lousy week when a kid came tearing out of the woods like the devil was chasing him and right into the path of his truck. Teenage Ryan isn’t too badly hurt, but it turns out the seventeen-year-old has a serious ghost problem. He was convinced no one would believe him or be able to help him even if they did. But that was before he met Johnny and the gang at Spook Central. Johnny takes Ryan and his gorgeous older sister Breia to Kiley and Jack’s no-longer-haunted Victorian money pit, which is also the gang’s ghost-busting headquarters. But Kiley’s not so sure the house is phantom-free. She says she’s heard a female’s smoke-and-whiskey voiced laughter a couple of times, which is weird as she’s a total muggle. Maya, their resident Wiccan, sets wards around the place to keep ghosts away while Johnny sets wards around his heart to stay in the friend-zone where she’s put him. Her reasons are both practical and ridiculous since she’s as drawn to him as he is to her. Also, he’s pretty sure their fates are entwined. Soon, however, they’re both too busy trying to protect a young boy and stay alive while doing it. Spirits the likes of which they’ve never encounter, unleash hellish fury on them all, and survival takes precedence over their own star-crossed journey to love.
I call on the fates to bring my love to me. As I will it, so mote it be…What if those simple words plus a name on a scroll could guarantee true love? The moment Mandy meets Jack, she knows he’s the one. Tall, dark, handsome and those tattoos… He’s quiet, smart and brooding, too. She wants to run her hands all over his body and taste his kiss. What’s a girl to do? Turn to the Summon a Bad Boy spell and take a cooking class with him? Mix a bad boy with some magic and have faith. Anything’s possible, and Mandy won’t stop until she gets her man. Amazon Kobo
Where one dream ends, another begins. Alpha lion shifter Cormac always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. It wasn’t until he came across an auction listing for a rundown house near the shore that he believed it was possible. Now he’s living his best life, converting the old mansion into everything he ever wanted—almost everything, anyway. Omega wolf shifter Vaughn is back in town with his tail between his legs. His perfect job in the big city turned out to be anything but after his boss was arrested for running a ponzi scheme leaving Vaughn blackballed. The messed up part: he’s been ostracized for helping to bring down the illegal operation, not for being suspected of being a part of it. At least he can couch surf and he has a job lined up at the hardware store. When Vaughn is convinced to try the dating app Love and Hate, he expects to find more than a date and possibly a friend. Is he in for a surprise? Amazon KU
Ivy’s quest for freedom might cost her everything. The war between the Shadows and the Umbras will tear the entire shifter community apart. All the packs have picked a side and if something isn’t done, it could mean the end of everything. The feral shifters outnumber the packs and with Ivy’s encouragement, they are ready to bring down the system that has oppressed them for so long.
Ivy will fight with the feral shifters, even if it means fighting against her mate. Amazon KU
Nightmares become reality when I end up back in Kensington. But this time is different, I won’t break from their lies and abuse now that I have my eight mates to fight for. Plus, this time I know the truth. Supernaturals are real. And I am one. But there’s even more danger than I could have anticipated waiting for me within Kensington’s walls. I’m not safe, and the future they have planned for me is terrifying. After an unexpected rescue, I’m suddenly back home with my mates. Instead of a happy reunion, I’m forced to reveal all of the terrible things I learned while on the inside, not to mention working past the trauma that dug deeper than I anticipated. Unwilling to let me go that easily, my uncle and his allies strike back, determined to control me. But little do they know I don’t just have my mates on my side, I have Mystic Harbor, all of them ready and willing to defend me against the evil I’ve been haunted by for years. Will my newfound home and mates be enough to end this nightmare, or will our new life end before it really begins? Amazon KU
Two gods, one stubborn mate, a shadow friend and a war I can’t stop. Choosing love seems impossible. Especially when I’m not the only one who wants my dragon king…My name is Serendipity Fall, and I’ve unleashed a fallen god who will stop at nothing to destroy everything I love. The Wolven gods want me to kill my mate…and I can’t. Not now, not ever. With the mysterious witch lord’s help, I have to find a way to escape them and save Nakoa from my mate. Once, a long time ago, a goddess spoke of a prophecy before she was killed…and it’s going to destroy us all. Amazon KU
It all started with a pink slip…Omega Karl followed the rules…all of them. He went to school, got the best grades, and paid his dues in the corporate world. Where did it get him? Jobless and broke. With nowhere to go, he calls the one person who won’t judge him, his aunt Karma. Unlike him, she never followed any rules, and where did that leave her? Blissfully happy. Maybe she was onto something. It all started with a dream…Alpha dragon shifter Flame has been dreaming of his hoard since his first shift. His dreams fuzzy at first, he could never quite figure out where it was located. That all changes when he moves to the desert and checks out Animals, the shifter club. He instantly recognizes a door to all things. Little does he realize that what’s behind the door is a treasure like no other—-his true mate. Amazon KU
She’d been warned to stay away from the manor on the hill. Now she must pay the price…Nat was warned about the wolves that protected their village… warned that women who caught their eye were known to go missing. Did she listen? Hell no. Why should she listen to old wives’ tales when no one had seen the Langdon Wolves, the last of their line, for years? They were probably dead by now, and even if they weren’t she wasn’t a werewolf. Not really. There hadn’t been a shifter in her family for years. But wolves are long-lived, particularly the Stone-Wolf Langdon alphas. Then she steps onto Langdon land…Stone during the day, men by night… They need one special woman to set them free. Bound by a curse centuries ago, the Langdon wolves are stone by day and men by night. To free them, they need one special woman. A female ready to love them both, body and soul. Now, after long years, they’ve found their Lady, but can they convince her to stay? But will their happiness be shattered before it really begins, or is Nat wolf enough to stand down a witch’s curse? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: a “revised and expanded” re-release.
Slapping the most powerful werewolf in the city has consequences…Forced to attend the city’s Midwinter Ball as an offering to the lord, Cyan expects a quick in and out. After all, no real werewolf would be interested in a short, plump non-shifter, would they? Certainly not Lord Veyr, the master alpha and lord of the city. He can have any woman he wants. There’s no way he’d look at her twice…But he does, naming her his midwinter choice and putting a target on her back. Is she wolf enough to survive the lycan court or will it chew her up and spit her out? She’s not just his woman. She’s his mate. If he can convince her to stay…The most powerful alpha in the city, Veyr has held his throne against all comers for many lonely years. Tired of simpering lycan princesses, he longs for a real match… a woman who will stand up to him. Getting slapped was unexpected, but he’ll do anything to keep curvy little Cyan by his side and in his bed. But lycan politics are treacherous and a single misstep costs him everything. When he discovers that Cyan isn’t just avoiding him, but has forsaken the shifter way of life he knows he can’t hide behind honor anymore. But when he finds her, he realizes there’s a lot more to play for than just his heart. Amazon Apple Books
Michael, Angel of Protection, knew he had a part to play in the mating scheme dreamed up by Head Office, and was happy to accept that. But during a date with a demon that was finally going somewhere, they were rudely interrupted with the news that Lucifer was gravely injured. All Michael wanted to do at that point, was get back to Gabriel. Orobas was back doing what he did best, playing in the theatre and occasionally going on interesting dates with the angel Michael. Reporting back to the Underworld was not on his list of things to do, but orders were orders. Lucifer vulnerable? How could that happen, and where did the threat even come from? Michael is charged with protecting the Lord of the Underworld, but at what cost to him and Orobas? And is their relationship even important if Lucifer and Gabriel are taken down? Amazon
A single mother on the run. Four wolf shifters willing to do anything to protect her. One small safe house. My CIA past has come back to haunt me. My cover is blown, my son and I are on the run, and now I have four ex-military wolf shifters protecting us. On top of it all, I have a history with one of them. And a big, fat secret that I can never tell him. Things would be a lot less awkward if the safe house wasn’t packed with gorgeous shifters and a whole lot of sexual tension. Then, there’s the small problem of the bounty on my head. Nothing is ever easy. Cody, the man I left six years ago, still has my heart. But, do I have his? Or will our history prove to be too much for him, even as the heat between us starts to build? Phoenix instantly befriends my son when they bond over shared geekiness. He would fit right in with my little family; but, is he even interested? Jasper is quiet and distant, but those wolf eyes watch me intently. There just might be something there—if only I could draw him out. Sparks fly in no time flat with Grant, but maybe I should hold back. After all, there’s no way I can have all four determined, passionate men. Can I? While I fight to protect my son, I’ll also have to protect my heart. But it’s already pulling in four directions. Amazon KU
It should have been a simple wish. All Merri wants is for Keely to find the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, the consequences are anything but simple and Merri sets of a chain of events that might cost Keely any chance of finding true love. Keely had almost given up hope of finding a man to love her. But thanks to Merri she has no shortage of suitors. Including a wolf shifter who says she is his mate. However, she doesn’t enjoy being swept off her feet against her will. To make things worse, just as she is beginning to believe he might actually be the one, he changes his mind and says she is not his mate after all. Maybe that’s a good thing since Clancy West left town years ago when he was suspected of being involved in a murder. Merri is mortified when her spell goes wrong, and she brings trouble to Keely’s door. But Keely’s trouble is nothing compared to the trouble heading for Wishing Moon Bay – a war between the Shadow Moon pack and the vampires. Clancy might just be the key to solving the situation. But can he be trusted? Amazon KU
The bitch is back. It’s me. I’m the bitch. And thanks to my traitorous bestie Sarah’s vampire cult having a funny definition of “virgin sacrifice,” I’m back from the dead rather than back from a much-needed vacation in Cancun. Now I’m possessed by their snarky deity, and my afterlife depends on keeping it a secret from her cult of four reincarnated vampire lovers. Budget Edward—I mean Cyrus—and his way more obnoxious twin, Cameron, are at the helm. Then there’s Sam, the guy I thought was my friend, who apparently takes backstabbing way too literally. And because things just couldn’t get any shittier, my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend Alex is involved. Ex-alive, that is. They say revenge is a dish best served cold, which is perfect considering the frosty new powers at my disposal, but I think I took it a little too far. When my plan goes sideways and all I get is the attention of a hunter, the cult doesn’t try to kill me a second time. I fall under their unwanted protection instead, and they claim I belong to them now—body and soul. And it turns out hate—and heat, which is a whole new experience for me, just like being with a guy is a whole new experience for them—spices things up. Are enemies with benefits a thing? Author’s note: This is the first book in an MM Vampire Romance series that follows the same main character with multiple love interests. He won’t have to choose between his men to get his HEA, and there is eventual male pregnancy in this series. This book ends on a cliffhanger, but not a distressing one. Amazon KU
When the golden Son sacrifices for the One, only then can the curse be undone…Carrick O’Malley is living a double life. To shield his son, Aeden, from a horrific truth, he convinced everyone he’d lost his wife in a tragic accident. But over the last eleven months, he’s done his job too well, and everyone now despises the woman he sneaks off to visit—the dreaded Witch of the Woods. Roisin O’Malley became an outcast to protect her small family from becoming collateral damage. Posing as her hated sister, Meg, should have made it easy to find whoever suppressed her magic and caused her disfiguring accident. But after months of searching, she’s no closer to the truth, and she’s finding it increasingly difficult to be away from those she loves. When someone learns Roisin’s true identity, the attacks on her and Aeden resume, escalating in intensity. Roisin and Carrick must put aside the differences caused by their separation and work together. If they can discover the link between the attacks and the ancient O’Malley prophecy, perhaps they can save their family and recapture the magic they lost.
VS Note: Cliffhanger ending apparently.
Being a rider was all I wanted; to be mated with a dragon, and to find a connection blessed by the Goddess. Then, I could leave the farm, and have a life that didn’t involve milking cows or the over eager boy in town. The morning I woke up with all color drained from my hair, I knew I had gotten my wish. I was a rider. I should have been excited; but it turns out that being a rider came with secrets, secrets that left me alone in the wilderness, with a whole army on my heels. I barely escape a bloodied attack to find myself locked with not one, but three of the powerful winged monsters. They are on their way to the capital too, and are willing to take me with them… as long as I choose one of them to mate with. Should be easy, picking between three super hot dragons that I feel inexplicably drawn to while trapped together in the wilderness and running from the Fae. Yeah, this is going to be easy. Nothing out of the ordinary will happen. Nothing. Amazon KU
When life gives me lemons, I use them as ammunition. I’ve had to fight for my happy ending. Once upon a time, an outcast boy met the love of his life…which came as quite a surprise considering he didn’t know he was gay. Troy Merton wasn’t always Lone Wolves Ranch resident author and busybody. He was once a pregnant runaway teen battling pack alphas, kidnappers, and snotty rich omegas. This is his story, from coming of age in the Black Hills of South Dakota to the happy ending with his fated mate, Ryan. Amazon KU
Not bound by law or morals, Nox Triton hunted down undesirables with the gruesome intent to kill. Cutting out evil with his own feline claws was what Nox deemed as justice. After witnessing his own tragedy and finding no one to help him fight his battles, Nox buried his pity, remorse, and sadness as deep as he could and killed any being that crossed his path negatively. Eyes dark with deadly intent, a heart of stone and with hands that were drowned by the blood of those he killed, Nox could never believe that he would ever invite anyone into his life. Until a witch with beautiful eyes and an intoxicating scent burst her way into his life. She was cunning and witty, teasing him in every way she could in a way that captured Nox and his animal. She was the opposite of Nox, yet that was the very reason he couldn’t seem the shake the sexy witch. With secrets of her own, Satin chose to play with the dark and brooding shifter, hoping that he would fulfill some of the wildness she craved in her life. Could a man who gave his personal life up to mete out justice for others, struggling with his own tragic past even look towards a future that wasn’t heading towards doom? Could Satin even trust a path at Nox’s side? Or would she eventually have to run and hideaway again to save her own life?
Inspired by the Biblical story, The Book of Tobit. “Blood was spilled on the holy land for the worst kind of LUST was driven by the desire for God.” Lace, white, everything frilly and pretty. The theme to Sara’s life used to be that of a princess, one she romanticized. But when her previously perfect world turned upside down, Sara became convinced that she was cursed. She hid herself in the shadows to spare others from the agony she brought along. The only person she could never hide from was her adopted brother. Tristan Marcolf wasn’t the run-of-the-mill rich and successful politician. It was his ethereal good looks that left others bewildered. So much so, they wondered if his looks were a gift from God. Only the cursed gift gave Tristan everything he wished for, except for the one thing he truly desired. His adopted sister, Sara. Tristan unravels as Sara starts to slip out of his grasp and into the arms of another. With Tristan’s unquenchable thirst for her spiraling out of control, he gives into the demon inside and makes an unforgivable mistake; one he cannot take back. Amazon KU
Omega dragon, Cypress Mallory, didn’t have the easiest of childhoods, but after the birth of his daughter, Corda, left him a single parent he put his hardship behind him and met, Philip, the Alpha of his dreams. The pair are planning a long life together, but there’s just a little hitch in their plans: They aren’t true-mates, but that doesn’t matter if you’re in love, right? Even after encountering his true-mate at a family outing, Cypress is certain he can avoid the pull of fate’s magic. Alpha bear, Ruben, has the single life figured out. He has a good job and great friends at Glitter Bomb where he performs. Sure, every once and a while his bully of a dad pops back into the picture, but he’s positive if he ignores him, Mert will have no choice except to give up. After their true-mate response, Cypress and Ruben find their lives turned upside down. As much as they try to deny fate’s magical pull, it’s still there. With a family crisis looming on the horizon will Cypress, Ruben, and Philip be able to work out their web of emotions before it’s too late? Amazon KU
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It’s the day of the Hunt, and I’ve always known it would decide my future. The man who brings the largest stag to the feet of my father will win my hand in marriage. My oldest friend and the greatest hunter in Aetherus is favored to win, and we’ve planned our entire lives together. That is, until the Reaper, the monster who haunts the trees, arrives with the largest stag in the forest and claims me as his own. Amazon
Quincy watched the woman move through the crowd. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but something just felt off. She was too close to the man in front of her not to be with him. When the man purposefully stepped out in front of an oncoming truck, it was all Quincy could do to stop her from the same fate. She was deaf. Her scent was familiar, but she wasn’t his mate. Grace was upset with Quincy but didn’t know why. She was thankful that he saved her sister, but she felt pissy and needed to take it out on someone, and he made a good target. But when he didn’t retaliate, she regretted her actions. It didn’t take but a second for Quincy to figure out that Grace was his mate. But would she be as happy about it as he was? Only time would tell.
VS Note: Vampire/Kraken MM romance.
Azim Boaz is a hard-working vampire who takes care of his family until his freedom is taken from him. Drugged and kidnapped, Azim is sold to a sadist. His strength and spirit are whittled away by his cruel captor, but hope arrives in the form of a tentacled saviour. Working as a consultant on a missing person case Victor Thalassa catches the scent of his mate—one of the missing paranormals he’s searching for. Despite the connection between them, Victor doesn’t want to make the silent vampire his until Azim is strong enough to make his own choices. Azim’s kidnappers want him back. Will Victor and the rest of the Shadow Team be able to discover who is behind the kidnapping ring, and keep Azim safe? Amazon
A wolf. A dragon. A sacrifice. Ella Lake, recovering from a brutal attack, is stunned to learn the wolf that saved her is a dragon, her new friends are druids, and she is one of them. After traveling to the Amazon to restore Thorn’s dragon form, his transformation reveals they are more than a mated pair. A powerful mage has enlisted the forces of the dark dragons to ensure Ella and Thorn fail in their quest to retrieve a powerful artifact. Can Ella forsake one love to save another or will the mage gain the means to destroy the dragons? Amazon KU
A human female born into a breeding manor never has a choice…I am a slave, but at least I am alive. When the man with wings and scales gave me a second choice—I took it. The others of his kind pin me with hungry eyes, but I’ll do what I must to survive. I’ll preside over their Draken Games—and choose a winner every night to share my bed. The alternative is death. Traded from one prison to the next I have but one hope left—the Lost Siren. I must find her before the demon hordes come if these men—Drakens—have any chance of escaping their mountainous prison, and me along with them.
Naiya – I’m supposed to lead my coven… but I don’t think there’s anything I can do to stop the vicious wave from crashing down on us. We have enemies on all fronts, including among our own kind, because our mothers mated with other immortals. Hybrids aren’t supposed to exist, so we have to work twice as hard to survive our many enemies. But things can always get worse. The leaders of witchkind will do anything to get rid of us. Their latest gambit has drawn the eyes of the Blood King… and he can’t take them off of me. I was taught to avoid the fae at all costs, especially Blood fae. After all, my father is Winter fae. And the Blood and Winter Kingdoms are at war. Finrador – It is my duty to end the war with the Winter Kingdom. I will succeed where my father failed. The Oracle has spoken. To kill the Winter Queen, I must claim my mate and harness her power… and the half-fae witch will lead me to my female. Naiya is a savage little thing. I would greatly enjoy playing with her. Alas, there is much at stake, and she must act as the tool I require her to be. For I am the Blood King, and the witch will cleave unto me. Amazon KU
VS: The next book in my STAR CRUISE backlist is STAR CRUISE RETURN VOYAGE. Note this one can be read as a standalone but it’s also the 3rd book in the WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM trilogy (available in a box set) as well as being a STAR CRUISE story.
This book is a re-release of STAR CRUISE RETURN VOYAGE, which was in the Pets in Space® 5 anthology. No new material has been added.
STAR CRUISE RETURN VOYAGE:
Gianna Nadenoft is a reclusive survivor of one of the worst interstellar cruise ship disasters in the history of the Sectors. Now a renowned artist, she hasn’t left her home planet in decades, not since returning there after the wreck as a traumatized three year old. With her service animal at her side, she’s going to make the effort to travel across the star systems to attend her brother’s wedding and reunite with her fellow survivors.
Trevor Hanson is a security officer aboard the cruise liner Nebula Zephyr with his own traumatic past as a former Special Forces soldier and prisoner of war. He’s assigned to provide personal protection to Gianna during her time aboard the ship but soon finds his interest turning from professional to romantic. The two share more in common than either of them realizes and their attraction grows as the voyage continues.
But powerful enemies including a conspiracy theory-obsessed fellow passenger and sinister individuals with hostile intentions are watching Gianna and making plans to seize this rare opportunity to gain access to her and the secrets they believe she’s still keeping about the wreck. Can Trevor overcome his personal demons and rise to the occasion to save Gianna from the danger waiting on his ship? Or will she slip through his fingers and suffer a terrible fate deferred from the day her last voyage came to a disastrous end?
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