New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for APRIL 27

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.



I uncaged a monster…Amber: The blue alien warrior pacing in his cage terrifies me. His long dark hair is wild and messy, and his scarred body looks made for murder. I deliver food to him every day, and I’m sure by the way he stares at me that he’d rather eat me. Yet there’s something about him that captivates me, and I can’t stop watching him. When he lets the snarling, fearsome mask slip for a moment, I start to see there’s a cool calculation to his actions. I would be risking everything—his life and mine—to help him escape, but do I dare let this monster free from his cage? Vinz: Getting captured on purpose is not my favorite activity. The food sucks, the guards beat me as their favorite pastime, and more than anything, I miss a good flask of spirits. But I’ll endure all of that for her—the human. She walks like she’s floating, has a voice as soft as Fatas herself, and always gives me the fullest food bowl. As long as I’m here, I can ensure she’s safe. Until my hands are forced. Until suddenly she’s a vulnerable female in my hands. Until her entire fate rests on me, the outcast of the outcasts. They think I’m a monster? I haven’t even come close to my final form, and for her, I’ll be the worst beast of all.       Amazon KU


Once a wartime hero, Keir was famous for a cyborg, his face plastered on military banners on every side of the galaxy. But he wasn’t a hero, not really. He was a hunter, Nightheart’s free agent for the most classified missions. No one knew Keir worked for the EPED. He was beholden to no one. Stalking the most dangerous monsters across the universe. So, when he encounters a beautiful, intriguing woman in the alien wilds on his latest assignment, he’s immediately taken aback. She’s smart, capable, and completely unafraid of her surroundings, no matter how brutal. But she’s scared of him. She has a past, one she refuses to share, and it’s connected to everything he’s been searching for. Luckily, there’s no one more determined than him… Now that he has his mate to capture.   AmazonKU


VS note: I received an ARC from the author. SO exciting to have a new Class Five novel – DARK HORSE (book one) is still one of my all time favorites in scifi romance.

Waking up alone . . . Ellie Masters comes out of a coma to find herself the only inhabitant of an eerily empty moon station. She’s not on Earth any more, she’s not even in the right solar system. So when someone reaches out to her, tells her he’s her friend, she’s happy to believe it. The alternative is to be stuck alone with an enemy. The hunt of his career . . . Grih Battle Center captain, Renn Sorvihn, has been chasing a rogue Tecran ship for over a month, convinced its captain is simply trying to delay his inevitable surrender and punishment. But when Renn follows the Tecran ship into an uncharted sector, and realises the Tecran have been working their way to a secret moon base for weeks, he suddenly understands things are most definitely not as they seem. Caught in the crossfire . . . When the Tecran arrive, with the Grih hot on their heels, Ellie finds herself the catalyst for heightened danger to everyone. The Tecran see her as evidence of their military’s crimes, the Grih see her as a massive diplomatic complication, and her presence brings the whole confrontation up several thousand notches. But Ellie isn’t alone, and her new friend has ways to help her. Time to outclass them all.      Amazon KU


I’m the only person who can save humanity—but I’ll have to seduce an alien warlord to do it. When the Skoropi abducted me, I thought things couldn’t get worse. Then I realized they intend on attacking my planet and killing my people. Now, I’m captive to an alien warlord on his living ship, and the only way I can convince him to help humanity is by letting him think I’m his. Zandro says he’s doing all this to keep me safe, but I don’t care if I’m safe when Earth is at risk. But I’m starting to think I wouldn’t mind letting him claim me. I know the things Zandro could do to me—wants to do to me, with his claws, his forked and pierced tongue, and his dexterous tail. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad belonging to this alien rogue, if my people’s survival didn’t hang in the balance. I’m going to save Earth. Zandro will help me. And if he does, I’ll be his queen.     Amazon KU


As an ambassador for the dragon-shifter monarchy, Prince Kane is well aware of his responsibilities. The shifters might have expelled the evil Federation from their planet and freed their alien prisoners, but they’re left with chaos and opposing factions threatening civil war. This is not the time for Kane to be thinking about romance, especially with Nova, a daredevil leader who rattles his calm and tempts his inner fire. The rousing woman’s ideas go against everything he and his people are trying to accomplish. Before a virus wiped out their home planet and they relocated to Shelter City, Nova’s mother had been a revolutionary leader. It’s a role Nova has inherited. If outside threats weren’t enough, age-old conflicts are fracturing her people during a time they need to band together. Unfortunately, they’re isolated and greatly outnumbered, and everything she holds dear is on the line. Charming a dragon prince might be her people’s only hope. Too bad the handsome shifter can’t be trusted.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

RETT (THE OMEGA COLLECTIVE BOOK 5) by Mina Carter and Susan Hayes

She thought they were on the same side. That mistake cost her everything… including her freedom. 
Anya dedicated her life to the fight against the alien invaders who had conquered Earth. Now that fight is over. The rebellion failed, the enemy won, and she knows exactly who to blame. He was her lover, her friend, and a spy for the aliens. Worse. He’s one of them… and she’s his prisoner. His mission was to spy on the enemy, not fall for one of them. Find the rebels, infiltrate them, and send back intel that would break the rebellion. Those were his orders. But once he was inside, Rett discovered everything they thought they knew about the human rebels was wrong. The enemy was more dangerous than they expected. They were cunning, determined, and female… and one of them was his mate. Claiming her isn’t permitted. Taking her prisoner might get him killed, but Rett won’t stop until he has what he wants… her.       Amazon     Kobo


I blame myself. I manipulated the captain until he allowed me to be dropped onto this planet. All I wanted was to continue my research. Then I got captured. What’s a scared anthropologist supposed to do? A fake bonding-pact with tribe chief L’katra seems the best way to survive here until my shuttle comes by to pick me up. But my clever plan is about to nearly get me killed. Oh, and have I mentioned that L’katra is stunningly tall, well-muscled, tough and just about the sexiest thing I’ve laid eyes on in months? Yeah, being an anthropologist isn’t quite as boring as you might think.   Amazon KU


VS note: Love her books. Pre-ordered this one.

One dance with this ‘prince’ could cost her a job. Her freedom. Her lifeWarlord Tane of Atlan is a warrior, not a prince. So why is he wearing these ridiculous white pants and gold-trimmed jacket? And gods help him, why are there hundreds of females in glittering gowns, circling like vultures, expecting him to dance? The human producers of the Bachelor Beast television show thought this would be a good idea; dress up an unmated Warlord like a fairytale prince, invite hundreds of eligible human women to a ‘Cinderella Ball’, turn on their cameras,and record everything. And then he sees her. His mate. The only female who can tame his beast. But…This princess wasn’t supposed to be at the ball. A borrowed ballgown. A stolen invitation. A friend in trouble. Everything is going according to plan…until she can no longer resist temptation. Surely one dance won’t hurt? Even a dance with a beast.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


April wasn’t sure what love was. She’d never had any. Not growing up, not as an adult. She saw others who’d found it, who had it and it was hard not to let that green-eyed giant free. But that wasn’t who she was. Live and let live was her motto. Her life was the job she loved. Her role was important to her world and the Empire, and she took pride in getting it right. Giving 100% and doing a job well done. But more than that? She wasn’t interested in being a Cyborg bunny. She’d heard and seen enough to know it wasn’t for her. Her life was just how she wanted it and she’d found her place in it. Being asked to do something for her world that took her out of her comfort zone, wasn’t easy to say yes to. It would take some acting. It was risky, likely dangerous and she had to pretend to be a Mate. A Cyborg Mate. Passionate, dominant, possessive, sexual Gods. It would have to look right, have to be believable. They’d have to act Mated. Be Mated as far as her world was concerned. She just wasn’t sure if she wanted to live that much….. if she could let herself…. go that much.    AmazonKU


JIn absolutely loves her job, working as a pilot and aerospace engineer. But it has it’s lesser moments. For instance, when a friend implores her to fly across space and pick up the son of a Makaen senator from a holiday planet. Even though Jin would much rather poke herself in the eye with a rusty nail, she very reluctantly agrees. What sounded like a straightforward task ends in total chaos. Soon she realizes that there’s more to the senator’s son than meets the eye. And to survive the pandemonium she finds herself in, Jin has no other choice than to place her trust in this exceptional–and also annoyingly alluring alien. To the outside world, Noan is the frivolous youngest son of the prestigious Prem-kai Bakan. But his laid-back attitude is nothing more than pretense. No one knows how much the secret he’s forced to keep hidden torments his spirit. Unlike his brothers, Noan is destined to live a lonely and solitary existence. At least, that’s what he believes until Jin crashes into his life. The human female manages to turn his entire world upside down. Even though she fights their attraction, Noan is adamant to prove he’s worthy of being her mate. And the best way to start is by annihilating their common enemies.      Amazon KU


This is one game they can’t afford to lose. As one of 100 teams, human Sadie and genetically engineered 1213 are thrown together with one mission: outlive the other 99 teams and make it to the finish line. Between brutal competitors, harsh terrain, and deadly predators, the challenge is as relentless as the feral passion and sweet affection that detonates between them after the sun sets each night. Can they put aside their differences, work together, and triumph against the odds?   AmazonKU


He was unexpected. No. Our ship getting blown up was unexpected. Crashing on a planet filled with murder-goats was unexpected. Being rescued by a copper skinned, winged hunk with golden eyes and not wearing much more than a leather kilt and a weapon harness was so freaking miraculous that I wondered if I’d actually fallen off that cliff. This was just some sort of hallucination to keep my mind busy before I died, right? Because otherwise, unexpected just got very, very interesting.   AmazonKU

PHOENIX SONG: ECHO by Rebecca Roanhorse

VS Note: Not a romance. Marvel. A collection of ECHO 1 thru 5 but I know we have fans of Ms. Roanhorse (and Marvel) here!

From the pages of AVENGERS comes a hero transformed! Maya Lopez, the Deaf hero known as Echo, already knows a little bit about death and rebirth – and now she has become the new host of the cosmic Phoenix Force! With its galactic fire burning in her veins, the always adaptable Echo has begun learning how to use her incredible new abilities. But she’s about to come into conflict with certain X-Men who know exactly how dangerous the Phoenix can be! Meanwhile, an ancient demon wants to claim Echo’s newfound power – and the fight to keep the Phoenix Force safe will push Maya to her very limits! As the threads of her life unravel, Maya will face a journey of discovery through time. But destiny, and her Adversary, await in the White Hot Room!       Amazon


Caught in the web of intergalactic politics, three unlikely people will have to find a way to work together. The Grutex scientist Erusha once considered the fading memories of his past lives to be an unfortunate side effect of the rebirthing process, but now he wishes more than anything that he could forget. The little human is his mate, the light shining in the darkness of his soul. He fears she will never forgive him for the things he’s done, and what will happen when his newly found bondmate discovers Erusha’s horrific past? Telisa Moore is determined to ignore the pull she feels for the Grutex scientist. She thought she’d left him far behind in the lab when she and her fellow humans escaped, but he’s been invading her dreams. To make matters worse, he isn’t the only alien male taking up space in her mind. The battle-scarred Venium Head of Security looks at Telisa as if he can’t decide if he wants to pull her into his arms or send her out of an airlock. Either way, she’s got far more important things to worry about. Like how she’s going to convince the leaders on Earth to ally with the Venium. Nakkov would give anything to be able to return to the battlefield, to stand with his brothers and sisters against the enemies of Venora, but his mechanical arm and leg make him unfit to serve in the military as he once did. Serving as Head of Security pales in comparison to his lifetime as a warrior. He despises the looks of pity and the way his crewmates treat him as if he were some broken creature, but that isn’t how Telisa or Erusha treat him. Nakkov doesn’t want a mate, and he certainly isn’t thrilled to find out his bondmate is a Grutex traitor, but fate seldom cares about things like that. With war looming and a target on their backs, Erusha, Telisa, and Nakkov will have to find a way to come together in order to save millions of lives that hang in the balance.     Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.

On the planet Abeth, a narrow Corridor of green land is surrounded on all sides by ice plains where only the strong survive. Ice triber Yaz has completed a perilous journey and arrived at the Corridor, and it exceeds and overwhelms all of her expectations. Everything seems different but some constants remain: her old enemies are still two steps ahead, bent on her destruction. She makes her way to the Convent of Sweet Mercy, where nuns train young girls who show the old gifts, but like the Corridor itself the convent is packed with peril and opportunity. Yaz has much to learn from the nuns—if they don’t decide to execute her. The fate of everyone squeezed between the Corridor’s vast walls, and ultimately the fate of those laboring to survive out on ice itself, hangs from the moon, and the battle to save the moon centers on the Ark of the Missing, buried beneath the emperor’s palace. Everyone wants Yaz to be the key that will open the Ark – the one the wise have sought for generations. But sometimes wanting isn’t enough.

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ADRIFT (EARTH 4040 BOOK 2) by Eva Priest

ZAHRA – You are one in a million. Please call to claim your prize. Will pay…That’s all the ad said. I should have known that it was too good to be true, but beggars can’t be choosers. Now, I’m on a cargo carrier bound toward some kind of prison. One of us finds a way to gain control of the ship, but freedom is short-lived. My escape pod malfunctions and I’m left adrfit. I dream of death, and when I see who saves me, I wish for it all the more. ITHRAN – Piloting a cephela-class bioship has given me new purpose: a chance off the colony that had been my prison and be close to the stars once more. My task is easy—Keep Earth 4040 off the Intergalactic Republic’s radar. My payment? Anything I find, I keep. I found Zahra, and I won’t let her go.    AmazonKU


Shohn has one mission: live an isolated, lie-filled life undercover. She permits herself no family and few friends. But when she meets Joe, she rethinks her rules. The accidental death of Joe’s parents reveals the truth about his parentage. Determined to uncover the truth, he seeks information about his birth mother, and hires Shohn. As their unexpected friendship deepens into more, each mystery they solve reveals yet another hidden layer. The truth they seek could immobilize all interstellar commerce. To protect the Empire they both love, they must solve the riddle behind his elusive birth mother, and trust one another. But how can they trust when their own truth is a lie?

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VS note: Quite mixed reviews. I put it on my TBR because any time loop novel always appeals to me but it sounds like this one has heavy themes. Not a romance but a scifi release of note.

Bertie and Kate have been best friends since high school. Bertie is a semi-failed cartoonist, working for a prominent Silicon Valley tech firm. Her job depresses her, but not as much as the fact that Kate has recently decided to move from San Francisco to Los Angeles. When Bertie’s attempts to make Kate stay fail, she suggests the next-best thing: a trip to Paris that will hopefully distract the duo from their upcoming separation. The vacation is also a sort of last hurrah, coming during a ceasefire in a series of escalating world conflicts. When a mysterious stranger offers them a private tour of the Louvre, the women find themselves alone in the museum where nothing is quite as it seems. Caught up in a day that keeps repeating itself, the two are eventually separated, and Bertie is faced with a mystery that threatens to derail everything.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I put it on my TBR. 

When one tiny creature holds the fate of humanity, how do you stop it falling into the wrong hands? 
Solma is a fighter. Trained by her Steward to guard their village from the predators of their harsh world, she is dedicated, fierce and loyal. But how can she protect her friends and family from crop failure and starvation? With flying insects extinct for over a century, nowhere on the forsaken continent of Alphor is safe and Solma is terrified her little brother, Warren, will be one of the next to die. The villagers cling to life, waiting for the Earth Whisperers—mysterious nomads with a strange magic that helps plants grow—to arrive. But then Warren finds something. Something impossible.  When the first bee in a hundred years crawls out of the earth, Warren forms a strange bond with the creature and Solma fears this unique power will make him a target. One that leaders of Alphor would kill for. As she and Warren fight to keep the bee secret and safe, word of this miracle sweeps the continent. Allies and enemies alike descend on the village. Some demand the bees for themselves, others want to destroy the colony to level the odds. When words become threats and then violence, Solma and Warren are caught in the conflict, and now it isn’t just the bees in danger. When whoever controls the bees controls the world, how will Solma and Warren know who to trust?

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VS Note: Classified as Erotica. 

Waiting for 2,000 years gets pretty lonely for Torken and all he wants is to find his mate. When he comes across a human female while helping Drakion, his hearts stop and he can’t believe his luck. Hair as red as the darkest ruby and soft curves that begged to be explored, his mate is perfection. With war looming and danger around every turn, he will keep her safe, no matter the cost. No one will take his sweet Adriel from his claws. He will fight if he has to and turn every dimension upside down to protect her.     Amazon KU

RANSOM by Loki Renard

I am Blackmane, feared warlord of the Pleiades. I have captured a human princess. Pretty. Sweet. Innocent. Ripe for the plucking. I will have my way with her, and her father will pay handsomely for her return. Won’t he? As the days go by and my ransom demands go unmet, As my guards go missing and are found in pieces, As my spacefaring stronghold falls into terror and chaos, I realize I have made a huge mistake. This sweet royal angel is an absolute monster. There’s only one thing to be done with little monsters. They need to be broken. They need to be tamed. And they need to be claimed. Forever.      Amazon KU


Misty survived a horrible life and terrible parents and siblings to make it across the stars when her world ended. Those that hurt her were on the same ship. Family groups needed to be kept together, and she accepted that her suffering wasn’t going to end. Four and a half years of a menial job later, she meets a few people that are genuinely kind, and she enjoys the kindness while it lasts. A few days later, she is kidnapped and held for ransom, and no one will pay. She is ready to be auctioned off to the highest bidder when a rescuer appears, and it is the person who offered her kindness at the café. Now, he is offering a contract, and she doesn’t have another option. She will sign a contract with the overseer and see how long she lasts.

Amazon     Note: Many of the author’s books are on Apple Books & Kobo so maybe this one will get there


My life can best be described as toil and servitude. Little did I expect that it would lead to love. A human woman in an orc kingdom has little reason for hope in this blasted and ruined Earth. I thought my fate was sealed. To suffer till death claimed me and brought mercy. That is, until a fierce, tortured soul of an Orc stole my heart away. Inzo’s spirit is as scarred as war wounds on his body. The pain and suffering have taken a toll. Yet, I find his heart to be strong, and good. But is there room for me in inside it? The smell of ash and fire are on the wind. Danger threatens on the horizon. This broken, scarred, and fearsome Orc thinks he has nothing left to give. But he’s already given me the greatest gift of all. His love.      Amazon KU


Aeson Kassiopei, Imperial Crown Prince, survived his fiery death at Ae-Leiterra, saved the Fleet, and became the man we know today. Filled with alien knowledge he cannot understand and prescient memories of the blue-eyed girl who would change his life and save everything, he must make the most important decision of his life. Aeson has lived and died doing what’s best for Atlantis, but now he burns for Gwen Lark. Learn his feelings from the inside out—from their first meeting to the moment he must decide Gwen’s fate.

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VS Note: Listed in Erotica.

It’s a new world, and there are new rules. Like the superpowers all survivors of The Virus are Gifted with. Like how a single man serves as Judge, jury, and executioner, doling out capital punishment with barely a blink. Like how one woman can be shared by seven men. The Men of Eagle Peak have created a settlement, and their goal is to pioneer this new world. Cora needs them for survival and protection, and they need her because she’s the only living female as far as any of them know. The human race will die out unless Cora becomes a mother. But Cora isn’t ready to be a mother. And she’s not interested in a new world where women are defined by what their bodies can provide for a man. She is determined to carve out her own role at Eagle Peak, even if she has to stand up to seven convicted felons to do it.       Amazon KU

FROM TIME TO TIME by David Hornick

When Zac Taylor loses his fiancé in an auto accident, his promising academic career crashes and burns with her. After a year of self-imposed exile and an unsuccessful suicide attempt, he returns to MIT, where his advisor persuades him to complete his dissertation in quantum physics. Rachel Lockhart moves to Cambridge looking for information and lands a job as Zac’s research assistant. Zac doesn’t want an assistant, especially one who reminds him of his dead fiancé. Despite his reluctance and her ulterior motive, they grow close. Zac’s experiments produce an unexpected result—time travel. When his time machine is stolen, he must retrieve it and outrun everyone on his mission to save the love of his life.      Amazon KU


Kat Wallace is on a mission. After escaping tortuous enslavement, she sets her sights on ending the human trafficking that has flourished in 24th century Earth. Adopted by the leader of the pirate nation of Bosch, Kat Wallace is determined to prove herself as a member of the Bosch Pirate Force and use her skills to avenge her enslavement and free other thralls. But unexpected love and a test of loyalty threaten to rob her of what she wants most: a home.      Amazon


For this mechanic, anything is fair game. Snapper Rodriguez never met a woman or a racer he didn’t like, until Gina Morales shows up. She’s butting her head under every hood, moving his tools and plain annoying. He’d rather fall down a mine shaft and lose his other limb than put up with her any longer. Gina Morales is still trying to figure out what it means to be human, and as the first AI with a body in existence, she’s eager to find her maker. A racing garage like Full Throttle seems like a great place to start, though the head mechanic is an ass and she can’t help but get involved when their latest racing engine fails. When Snapper and Gina are forced to work together to create a new engine and steal parts from competing racing gangs, the thrill of the job and the close quarters bring unwanted attraction. Too bad Snapper still wants her gone and will do anything to make that happen, even promise her tastes of human connection that she’s never experienced before. As things heat up, the threat to Gina’s synthetic heart grows, along with her confusion. They’ll have to decide if love is worth the risk or if this is a finish line they can’t cross.             Amazon     Kobo


Our world is on the brink of collapse. As the Guardian Alphas, it’s up to us to uphold the new laws and protect our people from certain annihilation. I was trained to be the perfect solder, never breaking protocol – until her. Her scent is like a drug to me; one I cannot resist. I have a new mission now, and I won’t stop until I’ve claimed and marked this little omega as my own. No matter how hard she resists, I’ll own every inch of her body, until she acknowledges me as her Alpha.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Stephanie McGill was attacked and turned when she was just a teenager. Worse, her abilities are unlike any other immortal. Now 13 years later, with the help of her adopted Argeneau family, Steph has carved out a new – if not lonely – life for herself. Until a new neighbor arrives…Thorne is also one-of-a-kind. The result of a genetic experiment, he’s not an immortal, but he’s not mortal either. He’s looking for a place to hide, to get some peace and quiet so he can figure things out, and Stephanie’s sanctuary is perfect. In fact, Stephanie is perfect. For the first time, Thorne is free to be himself and he’s falling for her. But if they’re going to have a future together, they’ll first need to deal with their past…because the mad scientist who created Thorne is now after Stephanie.

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There are two sides to every story–and the sizzling British alpha vampire, Bones, has a lot to say…
Ever wondered what Bones was thinking and feeling when he and half-vampire Cat Crawfield first met? Or how their story might differ if he were the one telling it? Now, relive the beginning of Cat and Bones’ bestselling love story through Bones’ point of view, which reveals a darker, sexier take on their early days, as well as a deeper dive into Bones’ past, the vampire world, and other things that Cat didn’t see when their story was told only through her eyes in Halfway to the Grave. Cat had her say. Now, it’s Bones’ turn.

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Midlife is sheer madness, and the facts of midlife are not taught in school. Unfortunately, some lessons are hellishly hard to learn. I thought I had it figured out. I was wrong. Proving I’m the Angel of Mercy is turning into a sh*tshow of epic proportions. Not too long ago, I was a forty-year-old gal with a stable and boring life ahead of me. Now? Not so much. I have celestial siblings who are no walk in the park. Their decisions can destroy my future. And of course, my predecessor has given me a few days to do the impossible or I’ll lose everything that means anything to me. Gluing ghosts back together is turning out to be the easiest part of my job. Fine. If this is my fate, I accept. Nothing is impossible if you believe. I choose to believe.      Amazon KU       AB


All Princess Eviana needs is an escape. Possessed of an unfortunate and unusual Embraced gift, which she’s been banned from using, she required no training. Now, her overprotective parents want her to wed. As a result, the palace is crammed with obnoxious noblemen. . . . Until Quentin, the enigmatic eagle shifter and royal spy, maneuvers several of the unsuitable suitors into revealing their most embarrassing secrets before the court. Finally, Eviana has an excuse to free herself. If only her family knew the blow that’s shaken her: golden-eyed Quentin’s refusal to let her near . . .Heroic, but low born, Quentin’s infatuation with Eviana is as inappropriate as it is unshakable. He must keep away from her, for his own sake. But after a series of suspicious deaths, and the princess’s narrow escape from kidnapping, Quentin knows that only together can they expose the danger stalking Aerthlan’s Embraced. On foot, in disguise, they’ll need trust and quick wits to uncover the vicious conspiracy closing around them. But finding the truth might break down their own defenses as well.

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Detective Stratton Bright is a man with many secrets. He came to Grimm Cove on the hunt for a killer who is anything but human. Not only is he duty-bound by birth to protect those who cannot protect themselves, he’s got a personal stake in the matter. So when the trail went cold, his gut told him to remain in the South Carolina town and lay down roots. Now after years without any leads, the killer has resurfaced with their sights set on a new arrival to town–a woman Stratton finds himself oddly drawn to. When it becomes clear that the killer intends to harm her to teach Stratton a lesson, he digs deep and stops holding back.     Amazon KU


Sparks fly when Arctic wolf and FBI agent Andrew White encounters U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer Stacey Grayson tracking the same criminal he’s after, and the beautiful she-wolf won’t back down. Both are determined to get their target, but when their hearts get in the way, anything can happen. With danger at every turn, they’ll have to work together.

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I thought my marriage would be a fairy tale. Instead, I’ve put a thousand miles between me and my broken dream, starting over with temp job in Albuquerque. Prop shopping for a TV production takes my mind off my troubles — until I buy an old pair of glasses no one on the set can wear. Curious, I look through the lenses myself — and they show me a wild vision of a lonely desert canyon I’ve never seen before. A friend directs me and my weird glasses to her cousin, a brujo — a male witch — who specializes in weird. He’s also the most spectacularly handsome man I’ve ever seen, with black hair, dark eyes, and a flashing smile so dazzling, I almost miss his casual remark that my magic is powerful. Magic? What magic? I’m just an ordinary woman from an ordinary family. Yet as the two of us explore the mystery surrounding those supernatural glasses — and give in to our growing attraction — I discover a past I knew nothing about. And that there’s a dangerous reason it’s been hidden from me all these years.

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Like her sisters, Raven has no memory of traveling back in time to ancient Scandinavia before the Forge began. All she knows is she’s destined for a man who’s in love with another woman. So imagine her surprise when Tor shows up in the twenty-first century to see through saving humanity with her. A quest she soon learns has more to do with obligation than anything else. While tempted to remain by Revna’s side, Tor has no choice but to seek out Raven. Whether he loves someone else or not, they must work together to end the Great War once and for all. The greater good must come first. Yet as they set out, destined to navigate Mt. Galdhøpiggen and its seers, he soon learns nothing is what it seems. Everything he thought he knew was wrong. Thrust on a passionate adventure, Tor and Raven make their way through a maze of secrets they never saw coming. Shocking truths that will either make them stronger or drive them apart forever in the epic conclusion of Viking Ancestors: Forge in Fire.      Amazon KU


Good versus evil never felt so desperate. I broke their curse. I set them free. Now I need them more than my next breath. When their past rips us apart and sends us into hell, we have only one choice. Fight.

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THEIR CONFLICT COULD END THEM ALL. Relos Var’s final plans to enslave the universe are on the cusp of fruition. He believes there’s only one being in existence that might be able to stop him: the demon Xaltorath. As these two masterminds circle each other, neither is paying attention to the third player on the board, Kihrin. Unfortunately, keeping himself classified in the ‘pawn’ category means Kihrin must pretend to be everything the prophecies threatened he’d become: the destroyer of all, the sun eater, a mindless, remorseless plague upon the land. It also means finding an excuse to not destroy the people he loves (or any of the remaining Immortals) without arousing suspicion. Kihrin’s goals are complicated by the fact that not all of his ‘act’ is one. His intentions may be sincere, but he’s still being forced to grapple with the aftereffects of the corrupted magic ritual that twisted both him and the dragons. Worse, he’s now tied to a body that is the literal avatar of a star — a form that is becoming increasingly, catastrophically unstable. All of which means he’s running out of time. After all, some stars fade — but others explode.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Lucifer Morningstar took everything from me. My memories. My freedom. And my powers. Now, it’s my turn to take everything from him. I’ll make alliances with former enemies, kill those who betrayed me and make my grandfather regret ever learning of my existence. Because Samael is readying our people for war. And there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect those I love. The Underking thought he could hold me prisoner in his castle. He’s about to learn that he shouldn’t have let me into his world. Because now I’m going to burn that world down. Even if it means I burn with him.    Amazon KU

HELL FAE CAPTIVE by Lexi C Foss and J R Thorn

Welcome to the Hell Fae Realm, a place where only the strong survive. My parents made a deal with the devil, and now I’m a Hell Fae Captive. Enslaved. Owned. Thrown to the Hellhounds and expected to survive. Because only survivors earn their mates. It doesn’t matter that I don’t want to be a bride. I’m a Halfling. Part Hell Fae and part girl-who-doesn’t-give-a-shit. But because of a bargain, he owns me. Lucifer. The Hell Fae King who created this godforsaken realm. Also known as the orchestrator of these deadly bride-trial games. Okay, Luci, I’ll play. By burning this whole kingdom to the ground. Assuming I don’t get caught in the hot Midnight Fae Warden’s web first. Or ensnared by the brooding Hell Fae Commander lurking outside the gates. And don’t even get me started on the Hell Fae King’s favored prince. That sexy lunatic won’t stop sending me gifts. No amount of hotness or sensual persuasion will keep me here. I’m not bride material. I’m a menace. You made a deal for the wrong girl, Lucifer. Prepare for the fight of your life.       Amazon KU


Pie and Pell are like two peas in a pod. Meant for each other, madly in love, and living their best lives as Mr. and Mrs. Monster of Saint Mark’s. Kind of. Pie is dreading her new job working for the tall, dark, and sleek Modern Minotaur. And the irony that just a few weeks ago she was demanding that Pell allow her to get a job to support the sanctuary, isn’t lost. It’s like the gods are playing with her on purpose. Pell is still his grumpy self but he’s got a new job as well—babysitting a bag of magic rings that seem to have a mind of their own. No matter where he hides them, they will not stay put. Add in a doorway he can suddenly see and a new power he forgot he had, and well… things are getting interesting. Tomas is a brand-new man. Literally. His new freedoms are just the beginning of his adventure into modern humanity. Not only can he leave the sanctuary, drive a truck, and spend time with the people in Granite Springs—he also learns how to cheat the rules. Everything has changed for the better. But when Pie discovers the secrets of magic, Pell uncovers the real purpose of the rings, and Tomas falls in love with a Townie… things change again. Only this time, they’re the ones with all the power.      Amazon KU

NYMPH’S TRUST (PURPLE OASIS BOOK 12) by Laura Greenwood and Arizona Tape

As the daughter of the Purple Oasis coven leader, the last thing Jasmine expects is to be sent on a diplomatic mission to convince the nymphs and dryads to part with their precious tea. Nor does she expect to make a connection with the handsome nymph sent to negotiate. Ryburn never expected to like the representative of Purple Oasis, but he’s unable to deny the spark of something special he sees in Jasmine. Can the two of them forge an alliance between their people without losing their hearts?

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The nights are loaded with troubles…I guess the days are too…There’s so much danger out there. Coming for me, coming for the world. Demons and darkness and craziness everywhere. Plus, the mysteries keep on piling up. So many of them! Not good for my already overloaded mind. Ah, well. It’ll get sorted. It’s all about the determination, right? And I’ve got heaps of it. I’m still trying to navigate my new and powerful Arcana magic, as well as my attraction to Tae—hot billionaire vampire and demon hunter. My employer. My protector. The source of all my fantasies. Things are really heating up between us…If only everything wasn’t so complicated.     Amazon KU

THE WILD (THE LYCANS 6) by Jenika Snow

Odhran – The moment I found her, my fated mate—the only good and right thing in my dark, hollow life—she was taken from me by my enemies. She was gone, ripped from my arms, a feeling more painful than if my heart had been torn from my chest. I changed that day. I didn’t see myself as Odhran, loyal soldier to the king of the Scottish Lycans, any longer. I became scarred, emotionless… soulless. And over the decades, I became stronger, more deadly. I turned into a killing machine, a warlord who took lives because mine had no meaning any longer. I realized I became this male for a reason, a purpose. To take down the organization that stole and enslaved what was mine by right and fate. And I knew that because I found her. I found them. They thought they could take her, keep my mate from me. They didn’t know I’d destroy them because of it.      Amazon KU


With the discovery that Selene can communicate with Presto and that the Fae are ramping up their efforts in trying to invade the mortal world, life shifts at Hale Hall. [SNIP] When a student from a nearby university is found dead on the castle grounds, Selene is caught up in yet another investigation. Considering the student is a well-loved baseball player for the university team, the case attracts a fair amount of media attention to the property, which is the last thing Hale Hall needs in a time like this. At the same time, Selene starts having strange premonitions after her encounter with the handsome fae that has her on her toes. She senses that there are more weaknesses in the portal that she hasn’t considered. Where? It’s the million-dollar question, but she senses something amiss. Particularly, a small abandoned shack half a mile away from Hale Hall draws her in and refuses to let go. Cullen is closer, Sheriff Fitts wants to get closer, and Jayne keeps wondering what is going on with her friend. At this point, Selene asks herself the same question. But most importantly, what’s the deal with Presto?     Amazon KU


How much heartbreak can one person take? Perizada, high fae, ambassador, mate, and friend to those in the Romanian pack, has lost her way. Everything about the fae is in question: her loyalty, her love, even her very existence. Still, her friends refuse to give up hope. The Order’s compound has been brought to the ground, reduced to ash, but can Perizada’s attack even be considered a victory given the sacrifice made to achieve it? What of the innocents trapped within the compound’s walls? Were any of those lives spared? Even with all they have faced, the challenges, the loss and pain, Fane, Jacque, their pack, and allies remain steadfast in their fight against evil. Past experiences give them hope that not all is as it seems. Perhaps there are hearts that still beat where others perished. And always with them is their Creator, the Great Luna, an ever present help in trouble. She offers light when there is only darkness, love when the heart is broken, and forgiveness when transgressions overwhelm them. Their battle is far from over, but there is no victory without sacrifice. There is no light without darkness. There is no joy without sorrow. There are no miracles without faith.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

OUTCAST’S SONG by Jaymie Wagner

More than fifty years before Leah Corbyn became a werewolf, Amélie Orne was cast out of werewolf society, manipulated into taking the blame for crimes she did not commit. After living for so long on the run as a Feral wolf, she found unexpected comfort and companionship from Leah and her lover Amy Oakley. As they grow closer, can she dare to hope for a real future together with them after a lifetime of betrayal and misery? Amélie has allies to stand with her now, but it will mean uncovering secrets long buried, and reopening dangerous old wounds.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

KAIKEYI: A NOVEL by Vaishnavi Patel

“I was born on the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions—much good it did me.” So begins Kaikeyi’s story. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on tales of the gods: how they churned the vast ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, how they vanquish evil and ensure the land of Bharat prospers, and how they offer powerful boons to the devout and the wise. Yet she watches as her father unceremoniously banishes her mother, listens as her own worth is reduced to how great a marriage alliance she can secure. And when she calls upon the gods for help, they never seem to hear. Desperate for some measure of independence, she turns to the texts she once read with her mother and discovers a magic that is hers alone. With this power, Kaikeyi transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most favored queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her. But as the evil from her childhood stories threatens the cosmic order, the path she has forged clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family. And Kaikeyi must decide if resistance is worth the destruction it will wreak—and what legacy she intends to leave behind. A stunning debut from a powerful new voice, Kaikeyi reimagines the life of the infamous queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana, weaving a tale of fate, family, courage, and heartbreak—and an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


The Dominion always threatened our future. Now they’ve changed our lives. Gabriella took Andrei, Jamie, and Ash, and I’m terrified she’ll kill them. Instead, Gabriella has plans for those I love. Andrei spent years escaping his mother’s influence, and now she’s prepared to do anything to make him her pawn. Jamie is a witch trapped on an estate owned by Dominion vampires who crave his blood—and he’s attracted attention. And if Ash escapes, he faces something as big a threat to his future as Gabriella. As my three lovers return to me one by one, it’s clear they’ve changed—and the guy who remained with me has altered too. Our battle against the Dominion is now personal. A surprise ally shares our determination to take down Gabriella and the Dominion, and he could be the answer. But what agenda does our new friend have? Now Gabriella possesses a new power, she’s a deadlier enemy. We may not be able to kill Gabriella yet, but if I can bring justice to those involved in hurting the guys I love, we’ll strike at the heart of her plans. Because until we take down the Dominion, our lives will never be safe. And as long as this Winterfall witch lives, surrounded by her men, those who threaten us risk their lives too.      Amazon KU


Laws of Zavinia: The use of all four elements by a female is strictly forbidden. A queen will not rise without a king by her side. These laws are in place by order of High-King Sarrs. Any violation will result in immediate execution. When kings fall, the Queen will rise. Forced to live in hiding for most of her life, Rialynne Faith is pushed into an arranged marriage with one of the four kings of Zavinia. By order of High-King Sarrs, she must marry and produce heirs in order to claim her title as High-Queen of Zavinia. But all that changes when a shadow rebel attack occurs on the night of the engagement ball and she is swept off her feet by not one but four kings. While in hiding, the five royals exchange more than secrets.      AmazonKU

HELL BENT by Calista Lynne

Jules Tolliver has a completely sensible reaction to the death of her favorite movie star: she summons a demon named Ash to accompany her on an epic road trip through the afterlife to save him. But when the dynamic duo takes a hard left into Purgatory, they encounter the cheeky Fates along with a nasty horde of demons and monsters dead set on derailing their mission. And then, of course, Ash is kidnapped because, Purgatory. One backroom deal later, and Jules kidnaps a beautiful girl as payback for freeing Ash—which is awkward because Jules comes to the unexpected realization that she likes girls, and not just in a friendly way. Complications ensue when Faith, the beautiful girl, is left behind and our reunited dynamic duo continues their quest to rescue the dead celebrity crush and return him to the mortal plane. But things don’t always go as planned in Purgatory, especially when The Fates spring an unholy mission on you when you least expect it. And as Jules stands face-to-face at the convergence of morality, theology, and fan culture, the only question left for her to answer is whether or not she can find her Faith in the beautiful girl in the rearview mirror.

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Do you dare to dream? Having no luck in the love department, a friend gives Jakob Mercer a powerful stone that can make your dreams come true. But how do you force yourself to dream of the things you want? When the stone begins to grant the dreams of Jakob’s friends, he discovers, other than his friends are a little messed up in the head, that violent dreams that become reality aren’t easy to contain. From giant rabbits doing the things that rabbits do to instant celebrity, Jakob has to stop the dream stone before it’s too late. Especially since he dreamed that the women in his life are murdered. He could just smash it, right? Don’t you think he’d try that first?     Amazon KU



Does he pose a threat to the king or the female he can’t walk away from? Ancient vampire, Ari Moretti, lived in his brother’s (the king) shadow and lost his identity. Now the Moretti royal family knows he’s alive and they’re working covertly together to destroy a common enemy, but Ari is ready to own his powerful birthright. For that, he needs his mate. When he meets sexy brunette, Sage, he’s stunned at his possessive reaction and wonders if, after fifteen hundred years, she could be the one. Until he finds out who she is and what she does. Sage, a laboratory assistant, doesn’t trust her sister, or men, after she stole her college boyfriend. She’d rather focus on her promotion and read sexy novels. An opportunity to spend a delicious, naughty evening with two Adonis-looking men—at the same time, gulp—appears. Sage soon realizes she’s fallen into a dangerous world that shouldn’t exist. One she’s unwittingly entwined and will need to decide what’s more important to get out of. Has Ari finally met his mate after all these centuries, only to find out she’s his enemy? Or will Sage let her heart rule her need for scientific answers?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


A god fighting his fate. A prince burdened with secrets. And a romance that could end in flames. Apollo is a deity… almost. Half mortal and refusing to take his position as god of the sun, he spends his nights drowning out haunting memories and his days avoiding responsibilities. Until his father forces him into an ultimatum: Ascend immediately. Or spend the year mentoring under the obnoxious Prince Hyacinth. Forced together, Apollo and Hyacinth grapple with their mutual disdain for each other. But what starts as a kindling of irritation begins to burn into something new. A spark that, if it turns to flame, could incinerate everything they’ve always protected.     Amazon KU


Shadow Rider Elie Archambault has been called many things: domineering, brash, loyal, but most of all fast. And there’s nothing faster than choosing to marry a woman you’ve never met. All he has is a signed contract and a list of his new bride’s expectations for their arranged marriage. He’s not expecting love or some happy ever after, just a partner that knows exactly what she signed up for. He’ll be faithful because he’s a man of honor, but she’ll never have his heart…. Elie knows who he is. A privileged member of the Archambault family. A skilled rider and fighter. A man who’s always had things easy for all the wrong reasons. He’s made his mistakes and lost his chance at real, true passion with his other half thanks to his own careless arrogance. Now he just wants to do his duty as a Shadow Rider and leave the past behind. But Elie has no idea that his choice is about to spark a blaze that will burn all his carefully laid plans to the ground.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


I’m Sam Quinn, the newly married werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Clive and I are on our honeymoon. Paris is lovely, though the mummy in the Louvre inching toward me is a bit off-putting. Although Clive doesn’t sense anything, I can’t shake the feeling I’m being watched. Even after we cross the English Channel to begin our search for Aldith—the woman who’s been plotting against Clive since the beginning—the prickling unease persists. Clive and I are separated, rather forcefully, and I’m left to find my way alone in a foreign country, evading not only Aldith’s large web of hench-vamps, but vicious fae creatures disloyal to their queen. Gloriana says there’s a poison in the human realm that’s seeping into Faerie, and I may have found the source.
I knew this was going to be a working vacation, but battling vampires on one front and the fae on another is a lot, especially in a country steeped in magic. As a side note, I need to get word to Benvair. I think I’ve found the dragon she’s looking for. Gloriana is threatening to set her warriors against the human realm, but I may have a way to placate her. Aldith is a different story. There’s no reasoning with rabid vengeance. She’ll need to be put out of our misery permanently if Clive and I have any hope of a long, happy life together. Heck, I’d settle for a few quiet weeks.

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Three gorgeous as gods vampires want to worship me as their own. Too hot to handle. Wild, enigmatic, and mind-blowing… and the things they can do to me. But then there is also one human man…A man who could start a war that could take my new hot as hell vampire men away from me. What had started out as a joke—a means for revenge—turned into me sneaking through a mansion that was thought to be abandoned. A mansion occupied by three startlingly gorgeous vampires who could be gods. I know the whispers—the legends regarding the old mansion. Nobody ever goes there anymore… at least, no one local. But a man came into my bar demanding directions. I know exactly where to send him, and I figure that would be the last time I would have to deal with the likes of him. But others come looking for him and, feeling slightly responsible for his fate, I have no choice but to go find him. What I find is a monster, worse than anything I had ever imagined, hellbent to destroy everything I have just gained, including my men. I can’t let that happen. The only problem is… I am a tad bit in over my head.      Amazon KU

HOWL by Shaun David Hutchinson

Virgil Knox was attacked by a monster. Of course, no one in Merritt believes him. Not even after he stumbled into the busy town center, bleeding, battered, and bruised, for everyone to see. He’d been drinking, they said. He was hanging out where he wasn’t supposed to, they said. It must’ve been a bear, or a badger, or a gator—definitely no monster. Virgil doesn’t think it was any of those things. He’s positive it was a monster. But being the new kid in a town where everybody knows everybody is hard enough as it is without being the kid who’s afraid of monsters, so he tries to keep a low profile.
Except he knows the monster is still out there. And if he isn’t careful, Virgil’s afraid it’ll come back to finish him off, or worse—that he’ll become one himself.

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Someone has declared war on Lyssa’s compound and her vampire assassin lover. The problem is, she doesn’t have a clue who. Her leprechaun prisoner knows more than he admits, as well as the legendary dearg-due fae who Hermes sent her way. With new allies, Lyssa isn’t sure who she can trust. With a gift from her supposed new friend, the shifters in her community can play a greater role with the war to come.     Amazon KU

IN THE WAKE OF DEATH by Nikki Landis

VS Note: A “revised and updated” re-release.

Gemma Harding can see the dead. Since she was a child, she’s helped cross the souls of those who’ve departed and led them into the light. Her life is complicated but consistent, as ordinary as someone like her could ever have. She’s stopped dating and doesn’t believe there’s a man out there who would love and accept her once they learn the truth. But Det. Silverman is far more tenacious than she anticipated. When Gemma becomes involved in the case of a young girl’s disappearance, she’s plunged into the path of a series of gruesome murders and thrust at the forefront of a desperate search for a serial killer. Gemma must use all of her wits to defeat him and help solve the case before becoming a victim herself. As more girls turn up missing, the fight to stop the killer becomes more deadly at every turn. Will Gemma become another soul stuck in the witching hour of the night, caught between the harvest of the reaper and the wake of death?

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For nearly 800 years, Revenant Nicolas Mountfaucon has dedicated his life to ensuring an immortal monster never walks free. When a terrible storm unleashes the beast, Nicolas’s past rises to haunt him, taunting him with the memory of the death of his bride and the loss of his brother at the hands of the ancient demon known as “The Devourer.” Nicolas turns to the only person who can provide him emotional and physical solace, Born vampire Chessa Tomas, sure she will join the hunt for the evil creature. Only Chessa wants nothing to do with hunting the “Big Bad”—she’s shed her responsibilities as a Born, refusing her seat on the council because she doesn’t trust their leader. However, Nic isn’t as easily dismissed—he appeals to the secret side of her nature that begs to be dominated.     Amazon KU


After an encounter with gremlins that almost kills one of my avatars, I’m forced to get involved with the government agency that enforces the laws that govern non-humans on Earth. The Inter-dimensional Immigration Agency—IDIA, according to the office agent assigned to my case—has a vested interest in me. I’m a species that they’ve only just discovered, and I have a few gifts that I shouldn’t. Plus, I’ve been doing the work of a field agent for more than a decade, and they want to recruit me into the fold. It may be time I start getting paid for my efforts, but I’ll only agree to it if they can respect the family I’ve built and the people I’m protecting. If they want my loyalty, they’re going to have to earn it.      Amazon KU


VS Note: Author has a cliffhanger warning.

I escaped from the first wave of monsters with a magic sword, a kidnapped duke, and a big chip on my shoulder. It’s not enough for me to run. Not when this tide threatens to sweep over the entire world. I’m the only one who can warn people of what’s coming. I’m the only one who knows the truth. And I’m the only one who holds a sword able to fight against the tide of plague and monsters … or am I?      Amazon KU

NETTLE AND BONE by T Kingfisher

Marra never wanted to be a hero. As the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter, she escaped the traditional fate of princesses, to be married away for the sake of an uncaring throne. But her sister wasn’t so fortunate—and after years of silence, Marra is done watching her suffer at the hands of a powerful and abusive prince. Seeking help for her rescue mission, Marra is offered the tools she needs, but only if she can complete three seemingly impossible tasks: —build a dog of bones—sew a cloak of nettles—capture moonlight in a jar…But, as is the way in tales of princes and witches, doing the impossible is only the beginning. Hero or not—now joined by a disgraced ex-knight, a reluctant fairy godmother, an enigmatic gravewitch and her fowl familiar—Marra might finally have the courage to save her sister, and topple a throne.

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As priests, we are meant to obey – but our duties are to our gods, not mere men. Zeal is back, and he’s seen by more people every day. The God of Temptation grows stronger, but High Priest Kinen has found the one thing that can stop a god: disbelief. The return of our gods means an end to his power. And Kinen isn’t ready to lose. Over time, the priests of our temple have surrendered their power in the name of our god. We’re trained to obey, to help, and to be Zeal’s tools when he cannot help himself – and now that has become a problem. Because power is given, never taken, and we have surrendered far too much. It’s time for things to change, before our complacency destroys our gods. And yet, habits are such hard things to break. What we need is a rebellion – and I’m going to start it.  Our gods never expected blind obedience, so it’s time to give into the temptation to fight back. But will the price for this be more than I can pay? I just can’t believe this is what my path was meant for – or is this all just a game between gods and men? Because we, the Priests of Temptation, have been betrayed. I have prayed. I have obeyed. Now I’m doing it my way.     Amazon KU


In hiding all her life, Layala prepares for the day the wicked High Elf King Thane will come to steal her— his powerful mate. She trains to take her revenge for the wrongful execution of her parents, who died for her freedom. Now that day has come, forcing her to come face-to-face with what she’s hidden from: a dangerous, dark-haired, warrior king determined to marry her. After she’s shoved into a black carriage pulled by six ominous steeds, Layala makes plans to take her captors’ lives and free herself…but Thane has a secret that makes it impossible for Layala to slay him. She has an even darker truth that makes loving her forbidden, no matter how much Thane wants to touch.   AmazonKU

STOLEN TIME by Charlotte Brice

My world is broken ruins left from a time where humans thrived. I’ve seen books of the great cities of old. Now we scrape out a living in the wake of the demi-gods wrath. On the tenth anniversary of the day the demi-gods departed, I want nothing more than to enjoy my birthday alone. It isn’t easy sharing my birthday with such a widely celebrated event. Except… I have no memory of the world before ten years ago, and I have never left this village. All I have are the words of our village leader, Marholm. This birthday everything changes, when Marholm lures me into his giant tower of the gods and gifts me a weapon. He gives me the task of travelling back in time to find and destroy the demi-gods once and for all. But will I be able to kill these men with no personal memory of their crimes, or will I surrender to their godly looks and charms and listen to their side of the story?     Amazon KU


Lydia Anderson is an unbonded omega living in fear of the day her past catches up with her. Hunted by her ex, betrayed by her own family, staying out of sight is her only protection. Or it was, until she met Pack Saint Clair, and found love and safety in their arms. Her new pack’s status as a powerhouse of the business world makes it impossible for them to live truly private lives. Their influence can protect Lydia from those set on hurting her, or so they hope. But their past may prove to be just as dangerous. The pack have been fighting their own battle to break free of Seth Douglas, an omega who will stop at nothing to maintain his sadistic control over them. Jealous and bitter, Seth will do whatever it takes to get rid of Lydia, even if that means leading her abusers to her front door. When her past finds her, Lydia must decide what price she’s willing to pay for love… and hope that price isn’t her life.      Amazon KU


Who knew sleeping around could save the entire species? I’m a simple dragon. Give me knowledge, give me research, give me rings for my hoard, and give me athletic men who want to get sweaty between the sheets… or anywhere else. Those things make me happy. Other things… well, who cares about those? Turns out, I should have cared. Or at least paid attention. Because I somehow signed up for a scientific study run by a shy, nerdy sorcerer with the body of a god. And the study just happens to be about my favorite form of exercise. It doesn’t take long for me to know I want to do more than science with Rhys. I’ve never been the kind of dragon to mix feelings with fun, but Rhys could be the one person who meets all my needs, even if he won’t wear a ring on every finger. But when his research becomes more important than any of us could have imagined, our relationship enters a new phase. Now it’s up to me to show Rhys how much he’s worth… both to me and to the future of his species.     Amazon KU


The fates have spoken. Violissa and Sinow are free to live their lives unburdened by the prophecy that once bound them. Lingering effects of the prophecy’s influence remain, and they soon find pieces in play that have yet to settle. With Tynan’s return, forces emerge that will shift their path and manipulate the tenuous relationship between the three. With every day that passes, the happiness for which Violissa and Sinow had hoped slips from their grasp. To reclaim it and ensure the remnants of the prophecy are in place, the two kings will face off once again, Violissa’s life in flux, awaiting the outcome. Adrift with no Fates to guide them, the three will discover their final place in the prophecy and a destiny no one expected. Will Violissa and Sinow finally attain the happiness for which they’ve waited lifetimes, or is their love fated to forever remain adrift?      Amazon KU


When dragon shifter Dima goes to a fire on the job, he has no idea what he’s about to find. The house is full of young men who have been kidnapped and held against their will, and he and his fellow firefighters and his cop buddies vow to get to the bottom of it. Especially since Dima is pretty sure one of them, Kam, is his mate. All Kam wanted was a fresh start when he came to California from Las Vegas. He thought he was finding work as a model, but things soon went very bad. So when Dima sweeps in and rescues him, he can’t believe he’s safe. Dima calls to him in so many ways, but danger still looms over them. Can Dima keep Kam safe, and bring him into the dragon family without his brothers objecting?      Amazon KU


VS Note: Listed in psychic mysteries. The cat is paranormal? According to the blurb for book one anyway…

When an innocent person is murdered, the suspect list isn’t clear. Who would want to kill a friendly, but mousy victim? Could that person know more than they should have working in a large corporation where secrets may hide? A quarreling corporate family may have secrets worth killing over. Or was the victim not so innocent, having a secret life that led to her death? Has Wanda found love? She’s not the type to give her heart willingly. Will Wren make an appearance and explain the reason for her absence?       Amazon KU

SEEDS OF LOVE by Various

VS Note: To benefit Ukrainian relief charities.

SEEDS OF LOVE is a romance anthology to benefit Ukraine. This collection of short romance stories is not available anywhere else. 100% of the royalties will be donated to United Help Ukraine, a charitable organization dedicated to helping the Ukrainian people affected by Russia’s invasion. They are a grassroots, entirely volunteer-based organization that provides aid to wounded Ukrainian warriors, assistance to their families, and support to internally displaced people. This anthology features 45 authors. The stories include various sub-genres of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, dark romance, and romantic comedy.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


The best way to live in the Mage ruled city of Glasgow is to keep your head down and your mouth closed. That’s not usually a problem for Mairi Wallace. By day she works at a small shop selling tartan and by night she studies to become an apothecary. She knows her place and her limitations. All that changes, however, when her old childhood friend sends her a desperate message seeking her help – and the Mages themselves cross Mairi’s path. Suddenly, remaining unnoticed is no longer an option. There’s more to Mairi than she realises but, if she wants to fulfil her full potential, she’s going to have to fight to stay alive – and only time will tell if she can beat the Mages at their own game. From twisted wynds and tartan shops to a dangerous daemon and the magic infused City Chambers, the future of a nation might lie with one solitary woman.      Amazon KU


Alpha bear shifter Zevo is ready to move on from his job at Animals. When the opportunity to help scout out a new location presents itself, he’s up for the challenge. Getting to see the one who got away while he was there had nothing to do with his decision—really it didn’t. Alpha wolf shifter Aras can’t believe his luck when he gets the call from his old friend and crush. This time he’s going to let Zevo know how he feels, even if it means risking losing him forever. Omega Humphrey is ready to be his own dragon. Living under his family’s shadow his entire life, he’s ready to spread his wings. If only it was that easy. When the three of them meet, their beasts immediately recognize each other as mates. Everything would be sunshine and roses if Humphrey’s flight didn’t forbid their mating and call him home. Can true love overcome ancient laws to help them find their happy ever after?    AmazonKU


I’m not your average witch. My magic is too dangerous. And that’s why the mages want me gone. Opening a portal to the future was a mistake. So was attacking a dragon. And now I’ve made a new enemy, but it’s hard not to fall captive to this steamy shifter. If I’m not careful, I’ll become his prey…but that’s not my only problem. The mages—they followed me through the portal. And they won’t stop hunting me until I’m dead.      Amazon KU


For being a witch, Dani Rhoderick has little control over her magical abilities. It’s as if someone bound her powers. Luckily, the power-hungry warlock who killed her parents hasn’t found her yet. Her life is such a mess. When Gerri Wilder promises her all she’s been missing, who’s Dani to say no love and romance. And maybe some heat in the sheets? Mack Smith and Victor James, lion shifters, aren’t looking for their mate, but after a chance run-in with Gerri Wilder, that all changes. Unfortunately, the two long-time bachelors have no idea what to do with a mate. But once they see her, they can’t keep their hands off her. She’s so much more than they expected. Sweet, sassy and with curves for days. She’s also exactly what they need. In every way possible. When Dani is attacked by a magic-wielding stranger, the guys go into protection mode to keep their mate safe. But the problem is how can shifters fight magic? The guys don’t know, but they’d better figure it out quickly because Dani possesses the most sought-after talisman in the magic world, and she will be hunted by the strongest evil until she hands it over or dies trying to keep her mates alive.     Amazon KU


VS Note: From MARCH 31

There is an unspoken rule in Merle; avoid Thornwall at all cost. Beyond that forbidden forest, lies the land beyond the veil, where all manner of faes, elves, demons, and beasts roam. Yet, a night of glitz, mystery and glamour over Professor’s Griffith party is enough to tempt Diana and Lily to approach his mansion at the edge of the wood. The masquerade ball engrossed the sisters in a dream until, tragically, the next morning turned into a nightmare. Lily is gone! To Diana’s despair, Lily vanished in the night, as if erased from time. Every record of her sister disappeared into thin air. No one remembered Lily, not friends, not family. No one was looking. No one believed Diana. As Diana searches for any sign of her beloved sister, another is doing the same. A mysterious warrior named Amaris from a far-off land is trying to find his brother. When they soon realise their courses align, their destinies become forged. But what dark secret is this sword wielding man hiding? Can Diana trust him? As the shadows of the Rot from Eirik Bloodhound’s Court of Shadows loom closer, Diana and Amaris begin their mission, risking all for those they hold dear. Their path leads them on a perilous journey across Thornwall, where their love for their family is ruthlessly tested and their wills pushed to the brink. Little did Diana know, the wheels of fate has been set in motion. Death, love, and betrayal await her in the land beyond the veil. Will Diana ever see her sister again?

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America. The land of the free. Unless you’re a latent. Kage is missing. Alexander Kempthorne would prefer he stay that way. Life at the new-look Kempthorne & Co agency is difficult enough without adding a missing American to the mix. But John “Dom” Domenici won’t abandon someone who was once their friend, even if Kage is “technically” an enemy. But as the team investigate Kage’s disappearance, a traumatic, hidden past comes to light. And a missing person case soon turns into a fight for survival for Dom and Kempthorne, in a land not-so-free.     Amazon KU


I didn’t think there were any more surprises, but I was wrong. My mission hasn’t changed, defeat Apollyon and free the souls trapped in the Netherworld, but everything just got a lot more complicated. I have a sister, my boyfriend’s a shifter controlled by my enemy, and now it’s not just my life that’s in danger, but my soul as well. As the ruler of the Netherworld amasses an army, my to-do list gets stranger by the day. Sneak into Shade City. Get my boyfriend wings. Find a lost realm.
But even if I manage to pull all that off, one burning question remains. How do I defeat an enemy I can’t kill without dying?     Amazon KU


Worse than a ruthless king… is a king obsessed. Isolation, darkness, and rotting flesh,
Surrounds me, suffocates me, But I am the vile ruler who controls it all. I long for warmth, Yet, all that I touch, Is cold. Then, she stumbles in to my domain, Lost and frightened, Alone and confused. And I terrify her even more. She calls me the devil, So I show her pleasure, Like only the devil can. I am the heat that stirs her flesh, The longing that trembles her bone. She begs her body to refuse, To escape my embrace, But I am her master, The puppeteer of passion. I am the King of Flesh and Bone. Welcome to my court, little one.       Amazon KU


Gina had been looking for a sign when she pulled into Garoureve. The future she had set up for herself was not one she was looking forward to, but when her car broke down, everything felt like it was crashing down around her. Realizing that she was trapped in the small town, Gina quickly made plans to escape. She can’t be trapped with wolves. She can’t be trapped with him. From the first moment she meets Tristan, she hates him. He’s annoying, he’s coarse, and he knows exactly how to rile her up… so then why does she keep ending up in bed with him? Or more like, why does she let herself end up in bed with him? And why does he keep pushing her away when everything in her tells her to be with him?      Amazon KU


A prickly mage has me under his spell, and I think I kinda like it. The first time I met him, I knew I was in trouble, but I hadn’t known just how much. I hadn’t been looking for a relationship, hadn’t wanted one, but it seems that a stubborn little mage did it for me because he’s impossible to resist. When the NHSO goes on a manhunt for an unregistered mage, I can tell it’s upsetting for Mads and Jude. It’s upsetting for me, too, but even more so when I find out exactly why Mads is so worried about this kid. The more I find out about Madeo’s past and his world, the more I realize how special he is. No one who’s gone through what he has should come out the other side sane, let alone as kindhearted as him. I just hope he wants this thing between us to continue as badly as I do. And I want it to. Bad.   Amazon KU

NO ORDINARY GIFT (AWAKENINGS BOOK 1) by Mel Teshco and Kylie Sheaff

VS note: Magical realism. From MARCH 25. Books 2 and 3 are also out now. This blurb and link are for book one.

James Edward Bowheart. Doctor-in-training, intellectual genius and closet drug addict. He is also the brother to Josie, a sister living in her own world of inner darkness. But is she psychic or crazy? He’s not completely certain anymore. All he knows for sure is that her personal demons awaken his own.
Then a woman moves into the vacant house next door to his and he’s inexplicably drawn to her. Marina is light and laughter to his darkness and despair. She is also a gifted music teacher who takes Josie under her wing. When it turns out Josie is a music prodigy with the violin, James can’t thank Marina enough. Except, his neighbor is pregnant and hiding from the dangerous father of her unborn child, and James can’t help but think a happily-ever-after will be forever out of reach. In the end it might not matter. Marina won’t tolerate a drug addict and James’ dependency is escalating as his visions match Josie’s, challenging his every belief and making him question what is real—and what is not?      Amazon      Apple Books    Kobo


I am a survivor. For the past ten years, I’ve been forced to give every part of me to sinister vampires in a feeding community. But when I touched an ancient book and recited a spell out of sheer desperation and zero arcane knowledge, a dark entity came to me. Rescued me. Mrak helped me escape. I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into. But Mrak has been at my side for the last year—well, inside me, anchored to my existence and lovingly tender with his ethereal touches. It’s not quite possession, not quite a haunting. But it’s real, it’s sexy as hell, and he’s mine. Or I’m his. Either way, we’re now in this life together. Mrak is distracting, seductive, and powerful, but he’s also keeping a secret. One that’s now put me in immense danger despite his claims he’ll do anything to protect me. Because the cops have come calling. Bodies have turned up. And despite his reassurances, I’m starting to wonder if Mrak has a hidden agenda that he’s somehow kept secret from the inside. My life might be in my monster’s debt. My body might be his for pleasure. But my future is mine no matter how much he wants and uses my body. I’m no longer the weak woman he saved from a vampire lord, and it’s time to take my body—and my life—back.      Amazon KU


My mother always said I shouldn’t have married him and when I discover my lazy scoundrel of a husband plotting with his lover to rob me blind, then kill me, I find out why. So I run. And that’s when they find me. Leering raiders, my ‘husband’ abandons me to their tender mercies when the true master of the forest comes upon us. Tall, muscular beyond belief, and possessing a deadly grace, he scatters the criminals who threaten to do everything my husband had planned. I fall to my knees, babbling my gratitude… only to discover the cost of his aid. I must become his for a moon month. My body shivers, but is that in fear or anticipation? Because I’ve heard stories about the women who succumb to the beasts of the forest, and I’m determined that I won’t be the one to join them.   AmazonKU


Keeping the Peace: While attending a fellow enforcer’s wedding, a water buffalo shifter runs into his own mate in a skittish human in need of protection. Austin O’Malley doesn’t intend to stay for the wedding reception. He’ll watch the service and offer his congratulations before leaving. While he’s happy for his friend, he doesn’t want to bring down the spirits of the other guests with his dark attitude. Then he plans to head to his mountain retreat and enjoy a secluded vacation that’s been a long time coming. He needs the time to come to grips with the deaths of his two middle brothers as well as what he must do next—reach out to his estranged youngest brother with the news of what’s happened. All Austin’s plans change when the headiest aroma teases his nostrils while at the wedding. Sitting in the back, he doesn’t know where it’s coming from, making the ceremony the longest twenty minutes of his life. Afterward, he tracks the smell to a cute little twink with soulful brown eyes. A whispered question to a friend he’d seen talking to the man reveals his name is Pete Saugner, a councilman’s private mechanic. When Austin approaches Pete, he’s alarmed by the fear he spots in the much smaller man’s eyes. A fellow shifter shares what Pete’s scent should have told Austin. His mate is human, although he does know about paranormals. Can Austin figure out how to connect with Pete and keep him safe from a specter from his past?

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Practically Perfect. That’s the name of the magic shop my witch twin and I own in Chicago’s supernatural marketplace. In reality, things are not so perfect. Tessa is the face of our shop. She draws in the customers to buy our potions, brews, spells, and enchantments. I’m the sensible sister moving boxes in the back. It works, sort of, and we have a pretty good life . . . until Tessa disappears. My instincts tell me my sister didn’t leave by choice. But here’s the problem—this isn’t the first time she’s flitted off, forcing me to bail her out of trouble. So the authorities think I’m crying wolf. Again. I have no choice but to venture to the Black Underbelly—part bar, part brothel, entirely dangerous—to hire the most notorious dark hunter in the Shadow Zone. The Fire Wolf has flames in his eyes and a body that makes my mind go places it shouldn’t. I shouldn’t want him. I shouldn’t crave him. Although none of that matters when we discover the reason behind Tessa’s abduction. Overnight I become a pawn in a much larger game that I never wanted to play.      Amazon KU


I never wanted to marry the Alpha of our dragon shifter pack. I feel trapped. So, I take matters into my own hands and run away from the life I’ve always known. I fall into the arms of a powerful dragon, one that is feared among my kind. Dex is hot as sin and opens my eyes to the possibility of a happy future. But, that doesn’t last long…My pack deems me tainted, and now they’re after me. As powerful as Dex is, I don’t know if he can survive the wrath of my pack. And now that I learned what he’s hiding, I can’t count on him. Now, I’m the one being rejected. Once again, I’ll have to take matters into my own hands. Game on.     Amazon KU

UMBRA (DARKLING 5) by Torri Heat

Jasper and Ava’s relationship has been nothing but dramatic. From werewolf hunters to demons and everything in between, a nice, normal wedding is exactly what’s needed. Their mating will not only affirm their own relationship, but help to cement the alliances between the wolf packs and the Venators. But a rival wolf pack is dead set against Jasper and Ava’s union, and everything their love stands for. Will the couple make it to their wedding day, or will deep seated prejudices keep them apart forever?     Amazon     Kobo


VS note: An “expanded and revised” re-release.

Lead enforcer of the Ironheld werewolf pack, Deckard Warren doesn’t trust easily and guards his territory with a wrath as unforgiving as he is. When a rival pack chases an unknown human into Ironheld territory, Deck knows the man could be his mate. He also knows he’ll never admit to it. A man like him doesn’t deserve the kind of happiness a mate could bring, after all. The only thing Colt remembers is running. With his memories hidden behind an unyielding black veil in his mind, Colt has no choice but to trust the gruff werewolf who offers him shelter and protection. Deck may be the most intimidating man Colt’s ever met, but despite his lack of memories, he’s sure he’s never wanted anyone more. With shadows and rumors moving through The Between, will Deck and Colt find a way to stand together or be torn apart when all their enemies are brought to light?     AmazonKU


Monsters with a taste for children are nothing new, but fairy tales never mentioned this nightmarish predator. Rue has her hands full tracking the creature hunting the streets of Charleston, but a call from home divides her attention—and her loyalties. A stranger has come to Hollis Apothecary, asking questions that prickle the hairs on her nape, but she can’t abandon the victims based only on a bad feeling. The pit in her stomach only grows when the stranger takes a hostage and makes his demands. He wants to talk to Rue, face to face. Or else. What he has to say will change her life, and her perception of her past, forever.      Amazon KU


It was an offer too good to refuse: spend one month in the most haunted house in the world. When the reclusive owner of Duskwood Manor opens the door to five teams of paranormal investigators, there’s no way my team can say no. But there are no ghosts here. There are monsters. They live under my bed, in my closet, and watch me from the shadows, whispering filthy visions in my ear at night. Begging me to come with them to their world—the Void, where the monsters roam free… where they teach me what it really means to want. Every night I disappear from the mortal world to play in theirs, swallowed by their insatiable, terrifying shadows. Consumed by their claws and fangs. Caressed by slick tentacles and endless, delicious hunger. But the longer I stay in the Void, the harder it is to ignore its call. There is a price to pay for stepping foot in this manor…And the monsters have demanded me.     Amazon KU


At forty-three, Paige Provey is at the height of her career. As the author of a successful paranormal book series, she has a legion of fans who all believe she has powers herself. But when Paige’s ex-husband reveals that she’s a fraud, she quickly finds herself and her career canceled. But Paige is still under a publishing contract, so she must put out a new book–one that will save her career. The only problem is her crippling case of writer’s block. So she heads to a lakeside community to refill her creative well. Only while she’s there strange things begin to happen: Paige speaks to a woman who she swears is transparent, and everyone in town dresses as if it’s Halloween. Not only that, but there’s a very mysterious (and attractive) man who claims to hunt monsters. As if that’s not weird enough, when Paige’s ex-husband winds up dead, she becomes the primary suspect in his murder. Can Paige write another book, figure out the mystery surrounding Willow Lake, and also prove her innocence? Or will all her dreams go up in flames?     Amazon KU

SEARED (FAIREST OF THEM ALL BOOK 3) by Harper B Cole, Trisha Linde and Colbie Dunbar 

Alpha Lowell is a grumpy wolf shifter. Isolated, independent, and he doesn’t need anyone’s help. Except… he kind of needs some help. In this day and age, as big-city society encroaches on the wild, a lone wolf roaming the woods is more likely to get shot by a hunter—or worse. Lowell needs a pack. And it just so happens that the Dusk Fall pack is accepting new members. And even better, they love his baking enough to pay for it. When omega human Hank and his alpha twin sister Greer are gifted with a wilderness scavenger hunt, they feel obligated to participate, no matter how much they don’t mesh with the woods. Things go exactly as you would expect for a couple city slickers without any experience with the outdoors. Hungry, tired, and lost, they stumble on a cabin filled with the most delicious scent. Pies of every flavor! Surely it wouldn’t hurt to take a bite…When Lowell comes home to find a whole batch of pies ruined, he demands the twins make things right. It’s a good thing Hank knows his way around a kitchen. Alone all night with a sexy omega makes Lowell’s temperature rise, and it’s not only the oven that gets hot. There’s no question they have great chemistry, but is this bitter wolf sweet enough? Or will their attempt at a relationship fall flat?     Amazon KU


Constance has her mother back, but it came at a high price. Her familiar lied to her. Her grandmother’s gone. And her boyfriend has given her space—space she isn’t sure she needs. She concedes by taking her first official mission for the Faction, hoping to solve a few questions of her own: Where is Morgana? Can she help her mother recover her memory? And will they ever be safe? While she’s gone, there’s a string of mysterious crimes in Creel Creek, ultimately leading to a botched burglary and a murder. The perpetrators of which share the same curious trait—they don’t remember committing these crimes. Dave needs help. But will the mysteries bring them closer together or push them farther apart?     Amazon KU

SLAY (FUSE BOOK 4) by E L Todd

The events of Anastille have unfolded in the most unexpected ways, and with the odds stacked against them, victory is merely a hope. But our heroes will do what they can to free the imprisoned dragons, to overthrow King Lux from his throne, and heal the divided factions of a war-torn country.   Amazon KU


Zane – When I launched the knife to stop the warlock aiding the enemy’s escape, it took me a moment too long to realize the man I’d killed was my mate. When I met Wren again in Otherworld and he thanked me for killing him, I realized how deep his pain ran. I’d never been the kind of person someone went to for comfort, but could I be that for my mate without messing everything up? Wren – The day a warrior with beautiful gray-green eyes stuck a knife in my neck was the best day of my life. Until I realized my beautiful savior was my mate. Unable to speak without having a panic attack, Zane’s care and accommodation of my limitations left me in awe. Between texting and sharing notes, I found myself letting my guard down around them. But with my past haunting me at every turn, could I be the mate Zane deserved?     Amazon KU


She was born to be a queen, yet she’s nothing more than a political pawn. With no name and no place to call her own, she’s doing her best to hold on to the only thing that belongs to her and her alone—her soul. A difficult task, given that she was kept alive for the sole purpose of being given to the formidable King Rowan of Northrend to fulfill the treaty signed by the three kingdoms of Greatland long before she was born. She must bear his heirs in the hopes of keeping the delicate peace that continually lies on the precipice of collapse. What she doesn’t know is that she’s not just the key to peace—she’s the key to war. King Rowan’s entire life has been spent protecting his beloved kingdom and people. All he wishes for is an unassuming wife to bear his heirs and leave him unaffected. But the princess with no name haunts him with her beauty and unyielding spirit. Torn between breaking her and loving her, he puts his kingdom at risk each passing day he goes without a legitimate heir. But there are more than hearts and souls on the line; danger lurks around every corner. Threats from within and without Northrend make it difficult to know who they can trust. The paramount question is, can they trust each other? Will the king finally name his queen, or will she tear his world apart? Her names comes with a price. Who will pay it?     Amazon KU


VS Note: Cliffhanger.

Fae want my blood. Shifters want my body. Either way I’m ruined. My ex rejected me cause it turns out I’m part wolf. I’m an anomaly that shouldn’t exist. Fae never shift. Now my ex and his host of fae are hunting for my blood. When I met three shifter brothers, The last thing I wanted to do was give myself to them. If they found out I was part fae, they’d probably kill me. But the bear protects me, the wolf knows my soul, and the dragon fills me with heat. Worth the risk? I think so….Except, they want me to be their official mate. To have an imprinting ceremony for all their pack to see. I have to tell them the truth, before anyone else exposes me. Will they look at me as their mate, once they realize what I am?      Amazon KU


One of my mates is more beast than man. Another is on a suicide mission. Oh, and I’m engaged to someone I consider a brother. What else could possibly go wrong? Famous last words. After returning to the kings after completing the latest trial, my mates and I thought we might actually be able to take our next step in overthrowing them. Boy, were we wrong. Lupe has gone insane after he felt me die, Devlin is determined to seek revenge on Aaliyah who he deems responsible, and Ryland’s father is imprisoned for helping my people. To put the final nail in the coffin, I’m engaged to Axel—batshit crazy Axel with a penchant for sharp machetes. Our newest mission? Save Lupe, find Devlin, meet up with the missing members of the resistance, kill the kings, and then finally, finally stop Aaliyah. Easy peasy. But when our search leads us deep into the Forest of Monsters and Beasts, we discover that this journey might not be as straightforward as it seems. Dangerous forces are at play, and we’re nothing but pawns on a game board. The thing is… I’m not a piece to be played, an instrument to be strummed, a joker to be laughed at. I’m the kingdom’s assassin, the Liberator, and it’s about time they remembered that. The streets will be painted red with blood before I allow the kings or my deranged sister to hurt another one of my mates again. But what if the cost of their protection…is my own morality? Just what am I willing to give up for love?   AmazonKU


Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D’Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon’s abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends. Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender! No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels.

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FALL OF THE EMBER THRONE (CROWN AND CREST BOOK 3) by Shari L Tapscott and Jake Andrews 

After leading an indulgent lifestyle, Prince Lawrence is suddenly poised to ascend the throne, with Lady Clover at his side. Clover’s goal of claiming a crown appears to be moving forward as planned, even though it’s a life she no longer wishes to pursue. She finds herself trapped between responsibility and love, desperately missing the commander who claimed her heart. Meanwhile, Henrik is in Ferradelle, under the rule of a vicious princess who has declared herself queen of the High Vale people. With magic at her side, it seems no one can stop Camellia from taking over all of Caldenbauer. War appears to be inevitable, unless Henrik can discover the root of Camellia’s power and escape the swamp island to deliver the information to the soon-to-be king. The fate of the entire kingdom rests in the commander’s hands, but Camellia will do everything in her power to thwart his plans. And time is running short. As Lawrence’s coronation draws near, so does a royal wedding—one Henrik is determined to stop.     Amazon KU


I was the average daughter. The troublemaker. The side character in my sister’s story. My sister was a Prodigy, endowed with exceptional skills and bonded with a guardian. In a world where all leaders, scientists, and artists are selected and pledged to shifters, she was born for greatness. I was born to live in her shadow. In a moment of rebellion, I trespassed on pack lands and an alpha guardian shifter, Theo, bonded to me. Tragedy makes me reject the pairing. They say I am a Prodigy now—someone special. I think they’re wrong. Theo is protective, overbearing, and gets under my skin. He knows me better than anyone else. It takes everything I have to keep the wall around my heart built up. I refuse to ever trust a shifter. I refuse to fall in love with my rival. But fate comes in phases. Once a nobody, now a hero. Once an enemy, now my forever.      Amazon KU


Humans don’t fall in love with gargoyles. Devereaux is cursed. During the day, he’s a stone gargoyle looming menacingly over the castle fountain. Only at night can he shift into human form and walk the grounds, but he’s not allowed to leave. Monsters must be contained. The only way to break his curse and become human forever is a kiss from his fated mate—but who would ever fall in love with a grotesque gargoyle? Florian lost everything but hope. He’s being kicked out of the orphanage in a week, and then must get a job or sleep in the streets. But with his chronic pain, Florian has few options. Nobody wants to hire a disabled omega. Taking a leap of faith, Florian visits the fountain and wishes for a brighter future. Too bad the only one listening is the terrifying gargoyle with the sapphire eyes…Can true love’s kiss break the curse? Or are Devereaux and Florian doomed to be lost forever?      Amazon KU


When Sophie’s younger brother Alexi doesn’t return from looking for work with his friends, she fears the worst. Unable to bear the idea that something has happened, she sets out on her own to find her him. Now, everything has gone wrong and she’s alone in the worst part of town–shifter territory.
But the Alpha who comes to her rescue isn’t a hero, and he has no intention of taking her home…Or ever letting her go.     Amazon KU


Reyna is a virgin, but she’s certainly not innocent. She knows the cutthroat Wolf King ceremony that pits female wolves against each other isn’t about finding a suitable consort for Elias. It’s an indulgent animalistic display of passion and power. However, if she avoids the ceremony, her father’s kingdom will become Elias. It doesn’t mean she will lower herself to his questionable standards. In fact, she’ll go to any lengths to lose, because she already has Griffin, a far superior suitor, waiting for her. Then Reyna is chosen, and her world is thrown upside down. Elias is brutal, untamed, ruthless, and demanding. But that’s not what scares her the most—it’s their undeniable attraction. If Reyna is to survive the savage wolf court and Elias attentions, she must protect her heart at all costs. Long enough for Griffin to launch a rescue party, and for her to live through the battle she knows is coming.     Amazon KU


When Lorcan and I fail to dissolve the blood bond yet again (this time quite an embarrassing one), I’m at my wit’s end. The last thing I need is my cantankerous cat delivering a wax-sealed letter that I’m worried might be from my mother. But once I open the letter, I realize it’s an invitation to a witch assembly sent from High Witch, Scarlett Velardi. The only snag? In order to attend, I’ll need to form my own coven. Forming my own coven aside, I quickly realize the only reason Scarlett’s invited me to this assembly is to allow me the chance to take on my mother, who has me on her hit list. As I learn more about the situation between my mother and Scarlett, I soon realize there’s a truth even I don’t know—something so big and horrible, everyone who knows it has been bound by Mother never to speak a word of it. Now, if there’s one thing Wanda Depraysie dislikes, it’s a secret I’m not in on. So, I’ll do everything in my power to unravel my mother’s mystery in the hopes that I’ll be able to bring her down. Once and for good.       Amazon KU


Piers Adams never knew his parents or birthplace. All he wants from his mundane life is a better apartment and fewer working hours serving drinks at a club in Asheville, North Carolina. Sure, weirdness happens around him occasionally. Coincidences, right? He can’t possibly wish things into existence. After all, he’s only human. Maybe. It’s hard living down to a nickname like Wicked, but Prince Wycke Bertillian of the magical realm tries. He enjoys his lack of responsibilities until he’s coerced into a clandestine mission: find an evil sorceress’s hidden son in the human realm. A chance encounter awakens magical potential beyond what either realm has seen before. Barely managing his own life doesn’t qualify Wycke to guide a novice sorcerer with infinite magic and zero self-preservation skills. Unfortunately, it’s Wycke or nothing standing between Piers and those who’d take Piers’ magic for themselves—magic powerful enough to rule two realms. Piers and Wycke had better get their act together. Their lives and the fate of the human and magical worlds rests in their highly incompetent hands.      Amazon KU


Four puppies (one of them his lost nephew… but which?) Three days trapped in a motel with his oblivious fated mate. One bed. When someone on the mountain wants to surrender a pack of wolf-hybrid pups, animal rescue volunteer Pearl Nguyen throws some puppy chow and her biggest crate into the back of her station wagon, and she’s on her way. She can handle four wolf-hybrid puppies, even if she was only expecting three, but she didn’t expect the storm, and she definitely didn’t expect Cassidy Madsen. Cassidy Madsen, six feet of tough cowboy wolf shifter, only wants one thing: to find his lost nephew and to get him home safe. Then he lays eyes on Pearl, his fated mate, his one and only, and suddenly everything is much more complicated. Stranded in a motel with a pack of adorable puppies and only one bed during the storm of the century, Pearl’s losing her heart faster than she ever imagined possible. Cassidy has to figure out how to tell her they were made for each other and that he and one of her rescue pups are wolf shifters without sending her screaming into the night. Can Cassidy convince her that she belongs with him, and will he ever figure out which puppy is actually his nephew?     Amazon KU


I must break this unbreakable bond… no matter the cost. The last thing I want is surly Knox taking our accidental mate-bond out on me. It’s not like I asked to be bonded to the one man who wants nothing to do with me. But he won’t even talk to me and the aching emptiness of his rejection is eating away at my soul. Why couldn’t I have bonded to his brother, Bishop? He’s kind and sweet and there’s something between us. I can feel it every time our eyes meet. But I can’t do more than look. Sleeping with my bond-mate’s brother can only end badly. For us all. Especially not now when we’ve found the one slim chance to break this cursed bond. A slim chance I’m willing to stake our lives on. Even if it means traveling through a treacherous wasteland, fighting off dangerous monsters, and casting a spell that could kill us. I can’t fight this mate-bond forever and soon I’ll give in to the torturous desire. The spell is my only hope…Because there are some things worse than death.   AmazonKU


Calen meets the alpha of his dreams. But after their first encounter, the alpha ghosts him. Two months later, the alpha wants to meet again. His behavior remains mysterious, but Calen cannot deny their connection is on fire. His wolf insists they’ve met their mate. Vash has a secret. His family lives by old pack law. To save his family’s honor for a major crime against an enemy pack, he lives indentured to another alpha, serving as a tribute, and his life is completely controlled. He is not allowed to ever take a mate. But when he meets Calen, honoring old pack law comes into question for him and he is compelled to be with Calen above all else. Will the alpha who controls Vash ever let him go? Can Calen and Vash find a way to ever be together?      Amazon KU


Mary lost everything after the sudden death of her sister. Sarah was all the family she had left. Heading off to a cabin in the woods was supposed to give her time to mourn in peace. She didn’t expect to meet Boone Hawke. He’s quiet and intense and way too dominating for her taste. So, why then is she lusting after the dark-haired loner? His gruff attitude ignites something deep inside of Mary. When he reveals that she’s his mate, that their fates are intertwined, Mary does the only thing she can and offers to call the poor guy a shrink. Too bad the cute ones are always crazy. The instant Boone catches Mary’s scent, he knows the truth. She belongs to him. As alpha of his pack he’s expected to take one of his own kind as his mate, making the pack stronger. And bringing a human into his world? Yeah, that’s a shit plan. But the longer he spends in Mary’s company the harder it is to resist her innocent allure. Unfortunately she thinks he’s a lunatic. When the sweet and gentle approach doesn’t work, Boone drops the act and unleashes the animal in him. Amazon


He rejected me for “reasons.” Too bad for him. No take backs. Rosie – Fate made a huge mistake when she mated me to Cadoc Collins. He’s the heir apparent. I’m a scavenger. My people are so low in this pack, we don’t even rank. I should have known better, but for one night, I let myself forget the facts of life in Moon Lake. Cadoc Collins might be powerless to resist me, but he’s not going to claim me, either. A pink line on a stick makes it a much bigger problem than my bruised heart. I’m eighteen, knocked up, and publicly rejected by the future alpha. And this baby in my belly? It might as well be a target on my back. Lucky for me I’m a scavenger. My kind are good at finding things, but we’re great at getting lost. Cadoc – The fate of Moon Lake rests on my shoulders. I can’t claim the scavenger female. The pack is on the verge of a revolt, and a mating so controversial could push our warring factions into open conflict. All I need is time. I’ll do what’s expected of me as our future leader, and when the politics are sorted, I’ll do right by the odd little scavenger. I’m the heir apparent. She’ll be there when I’m ready. Right?     Amazon KU


Maddox is missing, the alphas of three packs don’t want a human in their midst, and Alyssa’s more convinced than ever that she’s part shifter… except she has no proof. Nothing about her is shifter. Tell that to the WSSO which has developed a special interest in Alyssa and her three loves. Can Rafe’s, Tiernan’s, and Maddox’s love for Alyssa be enough to save her from the demons of her past?

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Trajan has been given one command: kill Connor. Connor has only one objective: stay alive. David has a single desire: save them both. When Connor crosses Trajan’s maker, the results are deadly. Trajan is instructed to kill his lover, and it’s impossible for a vampire to disobey the one who made him. Impossible. The lovers are on the run, relying on their unique skills to survive. Connor has the authority of the Elites and David possesses the power of an alpha wolf. And Trajan? He’s got his vampire heritage…if he can learn how to use it. But he needs to figure things out quickly, or his life – and Connor’s – will be forfeit.      Amazon KU

CORRUPTION (NEON BOOK 2) by Allyson Lindt

VS Note: Werewolves.

For the first time in my life, I know where I came from, and I can embrace my heritage. But the price on my head has grown, and those closest to me are in danger as well. Freyr will never forgive me if something happens to Fenrir. I don’t blame him–I won’t be able to forgive myself if I lose either of them.      Amazon     Kobo

RISE OF A REBEL (NIGHTFLY BOOK 2) by Christine Schulz

A life for a life. That’s the deal I made with my father to save my best friend from the poisonous magic about to kill him. With Davian Grymes brought to justice, I thought the memory-warping torture caused by Bliss would finally end. Unlucky for me, this disturbing nightmare is only just beginning. My father is convinced a teenager named Colton Meyers has the power to destroy my family and take down NightFly Technologies. My payment for Ryker’s life is to go against everything I believe in to make sure that never happens. Unfortunately, killing seemingly innocent kids isn’t a skill I want to add to my list. What exactly is so special about Colton’s magic that my lunatic father feels so threatened by it? Now it’s my life on the line as I risk everything to save the boy from certain death. No one enjoys dealing with family drama, but this is taking things to the extreme.   AmazonKU


VS Note: A re-release “with additional content added”

My name is Nora Black, and I’m proof-positive that life past fifty just keeps getting better. I have great friends, own my own business, and I have a wonderful man in my life who loves me, crow’s feet and all. For my BFF Gilly’s birthday, we are heading to an 80s-themed mystery weekend set in an old high school, and I’m looking forward to big shoulder pads and even bigger hair. The fact that my guy Ezra looks great in tight jeans doesn’t hurt one bit, either. But when my scratch-n-sniff psychic gift acts up, and it sniffs out an actual murderous plot, our fun outing takes a totally deadly turn. My scent-o-rama is spazzing out to the max! The clues are in the past, and we’re racing against the clock to turn back time. But with my nose for clues and a little luck, hopefully, we can find a killer before schools out for murder.     Amazon      Apple Books      Kobo


VS: THe next book in my STAR CRUISE  backlist is STAR CRUISE TIME LOOP…


VS Note: I always wanted to write a Groundhog Day style story because I love them and here it is!

Raelyn Cantorini, senior stewardess on the interstellar cruise ship Nebula Zephyr thinks the alien artifact she bought on the last planet the ship visited was just a pretty glass orb…until her pet Eyn knocked the ornament off a table, shattering it and sending her into an infinitely repeating time loop. Stuck reliving the same day over and over, Raelyn has only hours to try to save the ship and everyone on board from dying in a terrible catastrophe. As she tries to solve the mystery of what happens to the ship right before midnight each time the day repeats, Raelyn meets Kev Gordonn, the former Special Forces soldier turned actor and finds herself falling in love with him. Each time the day repeats, she learns more about him while he has no memory of her. Can she persuade him they’ve met before? Will he trust her enough to help stop the Nebula Zephyr’s destruction? And if they do save the ship, will that reset time for Raelyn? This is a lightly edited rerelease of my novella from the Pets in Space 6 anthology. No new material has been added.

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