Flaming Hot and Then Cold Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Sharing from my second scifi romance gladiator novel RENNYR.

If you want the full story of what they go through and how they battle to survive and protect each other, and their romance, with all the nuances and details, the book is available wide. I’m probably going to stop posting from this book and switch to another.

The excerpt: Rennyr’s reaction to the sight of Jaine passing by his cell,. Edited from published version.

Rennyr pressed himself as close to the force field across the front of his cell as he dared to go. The proximity was painful but he had to see what happened to the woman. He caught a glimpse of the back of her head as she and the others were herded into a cell down the corridor. His body was flaming hot and then cold and all his senses were on the alert. He staggered to the bunk and fell on his knees, overcome by the force of whatever was wrong with him.  Rennyr shook his head, trying to clear the mental fog.

What in the seven hells is going on here?

A faint memory came to him, of the healer discussing a tale buried deep in the ancestral memory regarding the original Badari. They had mates—women they loved and cherished and who fought beside them. It was said there was a special bond between the pair, mind to mind and heart to heart and a man could only have this bond with one woman. The healer hadn’t given the discussion much time, beyond stating it was his duty to try to pass along as much of the knowledge he possessed as he could before his Generation of Badari was culled by the cruel scientists.

“The Great Mother would decide who belonged together,” the healer had said. “It’s a moot point for us of course.”

There were no Badari women. The scientists hadn’t created any and all the Badari were glad. Their existence as lab animals was not the kind of life a man would wish for anyone else, much less a woman he loved.

But this churning mix of need and desire and longing inside his mind and heart was undeniable, triggered by the glimpse of the particular woman and showing no signs of subsiding.

VS: We’ll see what I decide to post next week. Thanks for visiting and commenting!


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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Why I Wrote Star Cruise Time Loop #SciFi Romance

From the Archive:

This 35K word novella was originally written to be my story in the Pets in Space 6 anthology (which is no longer available).

Some years the Pets story idea would come first for me and other years the pet concept was first and drove the story. This year they arrived in my head together, which made things easy.

I LOVE “Groundhog Day” style stories, and of course the original movie with Bill Murray. It finally dawned on me in 2021 that I could and should write one myself if I enjoyed them so much. So I did! I had to do more advance planning for this one than I usually do for a book. I like to let the plot unspool for me as I write (no outlining) but in a story where the whole point was the day repeating, I had to ensure I had certain story anchors in that first time through the day for the action to hinge on and a way forward for my heroine Raelyn to be able to figure out how to solve the problems. I had a lot of fun coming up with what would happen on the repeating day as she works on various ideas, some of which do help her and others which go seriously awry.

Even I got to loathe the sound of her alarm clock as she wakes up each time!

My family has always enjoyed turtles as pets. We’ve had a lot of the common green turtles and many red-eared sliders over the years. My brother is especially keen on turtles and not only has several as pets, he also does rescues and has hand raised baby snapping turtles until they were old enough to be re-released into the wild. I decided to make my space pet a turtle this year in honor of my brother, who is one of my most devoted readers and fans.

Eyn is an alien turtle of course and he can and does leave his shell most days. I always felt a bit sorry for terrestrial turtles that they had to carry their shell around all the time and couldn’t go out  unencumbered at least occasionally so Eyn has that freedom. He returns to his shell nightly and can close it up tight, and while he sleeps the biological mechanisms in the shell structure replenish his energy. He belongs to Raelyn, my heroine, who is a senior stewardess on board the Nebula Zephyr interstellar luxury cruise liner and is also a symbol of her home world and its belief system.

He can also function as a piece of living jewelry for her. Eyn not only sets off the events in the story, he’s also quite involved in dealing with bad guys along the way to the plot’s resolution and the Happy Ever After ending. It was a fun challenge to me each year to ensure the pet was more than just a pretty set decoration but was also important to the events. I think Eyn manages all of that quite nicely although he’ll probably need a nap in that shell by the end of the novella.

Did I mention he has three eyes?

I put a big Easter egg into the book when it comes to the alien object which Raelyn buys as the book opens. Anyone who has read my novel Lady of the Star Wind will know immediately what she’s got in her hand and the possible dangers involved. That book isn’t connected to this novella, however, and you don’t have to have read Lady before this one. It was just a cool nod from me to a detail in an older book. One of the underlying worldbuilding assumptions in my Sectors universe is that it’s all connected and also that there were alien civilizations in space for millenia before we got there.

Of course we see other members of the Nebula Zephyr’s crew from past stories in this book but this can be read as a standalone.

The blurb: 


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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New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for MAY 25

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.



There’s a pull toward this woman. It’s powerful. Formidable. Unbreakable. This tiny human has shackled me. Taken me captive. Taken my mind. My desires. My heart. Will she take my honor as well? Or will my need for her shatter the demons plaguing me so I can finally be free?     AmazonKU


The last thing Olivia remembers is celebrating a friend’s birthday. The next thing she knows, she and her friends are being marched across an alien desert by a gang of small lizardmen – and one very large and forbidding green alien. He looks like a terrifying orc, but when they’re separated from the rest of the group, the fierce alien is the only one who can keep her safe. He can’t speak a word of her language, but there are other ways to communicate…Baldric’s job as a guard for a caravan of Sleestik merchants is just the kind he likes – simple and uncomplicated. Until they discover a cache of precious females. The Sleestik plan to sell them, but he is equally determined to protect them – especially the small curvy female with the fiery hair of the goddess. When a tragic accident leaves them isolated, he sees no alternative but to seek the assistance of the tribe he left so many years ago. But will his people be willing to help him? And even if they are, how can he return Olivia to her friends when all he wants to do is keep her with him forever?     Amazon KU

DOWN TO THREE (GALAXY GAMES BOOK 3) by Anna Lynn and Alana Khan

Win or Die. There is no second place in the Galaxy Games. Ripped from Earth and thrown into The Game, Willow is teamed with two genetically engineered alien males in a treacherous race to the finish line. The three must endure the grueling landscape, ruthless competitors, and evil gamemasters. The only thing keeping Willow alive is the humanity of her inhuman teammates. Is it possible for affection and tenderness to bloom under The Game’s cruel challenges, ever-present camera drones, and constant threat of death? Only one team will make it out alive. In the end, it all comes Down. To. Three.      Amazon KU


Help isn’t coming. When Carise wakes up on an alien planet running is her only chance at escape, even if being caught means death. She’d rather die than face whatever her captors plan to do to her.
Guerran is no safe place for healing and every moment is fear. Until Jaek, a gentle giant of an alien, makes himself her protector. But when their fragile bond is tested, Carise knows she must find strength within herself to become brave enough to survive Guerran. This time she won’t let herself be taken. And she’s not leaving her mate behind.

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His heart is locked in stasis. Can his android thief find the key? She was once a ship’s computer, but Rory has been given a new and highly illegal android body. What she wants now is a love story of her own. Rory falls for her sleeping Roman as soon as she lays eyes on him inside the stasis pod. But he can’t be hers. He’s about to be rescued from slavery and taken to a distant colony planet. If that happens, she’ll lose him forever. So Rory takes matters into her own hands and steals her man. On the run, she is forced to land on a remote prison planet. Now she has her Roman all to herself. But the more she learns about love, the more she realizes she might never be able to make him love her back. Not once he finds out the truth…Appius Rutilius Lupus is a soldier from another time and place. Ripped from ancient Rome and put into stasis in the 31st century, he is about to be reunited with his missing cohort and given a new lease on life. But when he wakes in the arms of an achingly beautiful woman, he is haunted by everything he’s lost. Can she set his heart free to love again, and what will happen once he learns her secrets?      Amazon KU

THE OASIS TRIALS (ORIGINS OF THAW BOOK 1) by Heidi Catherine and Tamar Sloan

In a world ravaged by global warming, an unconventional leader plans to sail away and start again in a mythical place known as Tomorrow Land. He’s decided to take one hundred young lives with him…if they pass a series of tests. Fyve’s grown up in the poverty and violence molded by environmental and economic collapse. Passing is his only ticket to escape a life of starvation and struggle. But it also means leaving his family, the ones he’s spent his life protecting. Halo is the daughter of the leader, and she’s determined to compete in the Trials just like everyone else. As the tests become more deadly with each one that passes, she questions if the future she yearns for is worth it. Especially if Fyve is adamant he won’t set foot on the ship her father has promised will arrive. As the fight to leave becomes the fight to survive, as passing the tests means leaving behind everything and everyone they love, Fyve and Halo are about to discover that being chosen comes at a price.   AmazonKU


Prince Nadarr has watched other nobleman from Trilynia find their mates on Earth, and now, it’s his chance to do the same. Only, he isn’t the best driver, and he and his twin sister, Gelissia, crash land in remote Wisconsin. Using the tracker designed to pick up the genetic signature of women registered in the Brides Program, they find themselves on the doorsteps of a small sweet shop in an isolated little town run by a beautiful witch with a dangerous reputation. While Nadarr is immediately smitten with Cassandra, the townspeople don’t trust her, and neither does his sister. And when Gelissia is kidnapped and witnesses claim Cassandra was behind it, Nadarr finds himself torn between the two women in his heart—his sister or his future mate. But when the truth is uncovered, it reveals an even more sinister plot than Nadarr even imagined, one that threatens the entire future of the Trilyn people. Can Prince Nadarr save his sister and his love, or will the forces intent on stopping the aliens from reviving their future succeed?     Amazon KU

ANOMALIES by Vivien Dean

On the planet of Kathtor, Midnight Creek is special. It houses a geo-spatial anomaly that crosses the distance between opposite sides of the planet with a single step. A hundred years ago, the warring Kimon used the anomaly to invade the peaceful Therlerians, only to be driven away by their advanced technology. Now, a single man guards the point of entry. Warden Arie Vedebel is the best of his kind, a soldier in the Liberated Therler Federacy, determined to defend his people to the death. When an electrical storm sets the creek on fire, he races to put it out, only to discover a man in the midst of it. His name? General Dennick Ginn of the Elds Regime, highly decorated Kimon officer. Arie’s orders are to kill on sight, but Dennick’s claims that’s he come through the anomaly to destroy it make him pause. As far as Arie knows, that’s impossible. Then again, he’d always been told his post was a precautionary one, that traveling through the anomaly was no longer viable. Arie and Dennick form a wary alliance. While Arie strives to find the truth, the one fact he can’t dispute is that Dennick is not what he expects a Kimon to be. The two men have more in common than military training. They just might have a future, too.       Amazon     Kobo


Serve and obey your husband. The Republic has drilled this command into Haley for the fourteen years she’s lived in a home for girls. Now that she’s standing at the altar about to marry an aristocrat she’s never met, Haley fears what those words could mean once she’s at the mercy of her new husband. Braylon, Riggs, and Storm had always planned to escape The Republic someday. When Braylon meets the sweet, beautiful wife he’s expected to rule, he knows he could never harm her, including claiming her innocence. He’s not alone—Riggs and Storm are just as enamored with her. When Braylon’s mother decides her daughter-in-law hasn’t conceived fast enough for her taste, the three must find a way to get Haley to safety. The time to escape is now. Rush was living with The Wanderers for three years when he was kidnapped and taken by The Republic. His new home: a holding cell in the basement of some aristocrats. His new job: father a baby against his will. When Rush meets Braylon and the others, he offers them a way out. Can they trust him? The trip will be long and dangerous, but they will risk it all to protect Haley. The first taste of freedom is the sweetest. There will be challenges along the way. Militants are everywhere just waiting to attack men and capture women for their own. Haley may be surrounded by men who would move mountains to save her, but she’s got news for them: if they want to earn her love, they’re going to have to stop coddling her and let her fight alongside them.       Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Four best-selling authors. Four binge-worthy tales. Tentacles galore. Brought to you by M.A. Innes, Jennifer Cody, Lorelei M. Hart, and Toby Wise, Tentacle Tales is a sweet with heat, some of which is knotty, collection of MM romances featuring smexy alphas, the kraken we’ve all been waiting for, fierce omegas, an alien who will make you pant, true love, enough appendages to keep you up way past your bedtime, and even some mpreg. These novellas are available all together for a limited time so be sure to download your copy today.       AmazonKU


Finally taken from the depths of hell, all I want is freedom. Instead, fate demands I accept a new master. A relentless alien alphawith orange scales and eyes so hungry I feel his pain. Can I find freedom in his touch, or am I forever stuck fulfilling someone else’s dream?

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Ten years ago, aliens from a Galaxy spanning government called the Hegemony arrived in the Solar system and ever since Earth has been on a long, slow journey to becoming a banana republic. Samantha ‘Sam’ Murray has spent her entire high school career doing everything her mom could think of to earn a chance at an off-world education that would keep her from living a life of poverty. But with just a few weeks left before graduation there’s no scholarship in sight and Sam has her heart set on getting an apartment with her best friend and crush, Jenny, and maybe finding out if they can be more than just friends. All of her plans come crashing down when she finds out her mom has signed her up for an arranged marriage on another planet as a way to get her the off-world education she’s sure Sam needs. Sam arrives on Talamh, a planet ravaged by disaster, expecting to find herself promised to some rich alien prince. Instead, she finds herself among a species that has no concept of gender, promised to a beautiful alien that makes Sam’s little gay heart skip a beat every time she looks at them. There’s just one problem. Orla, the person Sam is promised to, is already in love with their best friend Sorcha. As Orla and Sam’s betrothal moves forward, they find themselves falling in love, but Sam can’t help but worry that Sorcha will come between them. At least, until she and Sorcha start to develop feelings for each other. Will desire and jealousy destroy all their futures, or will Sam, Orla, and Sorcha find a way to be happy together?

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The Assassin – Orphaned and alone in the world, Seraphina vowed to make the man who killed her only friend pay. Every year, she got closer and closer to fulfilling her goal. Until her plot of vengeance was discovered by a shadowy organization. With sheer determination, she intends to see her plan through. But in order to do that, Seraphina must resist the man who makes her traitorous heart race every time she thinks about him. The Soldier – Not being selected as a Jutak warrior ruined Rook Atrian’s dreams of becoming one of the famed soldiers. Until an elite covert team reached out to him. Tasked with the darker missions that straddle the lines between right and wrong, the Ghost Unit fits him better than anything he could have imagined. But now one woman jeopardizes the life he’s made. Her passion burns as bright as a flame and Rook’s never been afraid of getting burned. Their mission versus their love. Which will either of them choose?    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Lady Isla Le’rank is trapped in a loveless, abusive marriage, all because she is a rare Moonstone goddess. But she cannot bear her husband an heir until her skin takes on the pearly, opalescent glow that means she is ripe for mating. Since her husband has failed to bring on the glow himself, he hires a Kindred warrior to help him. Sark is a Hybrid—half Giant Kindred and half Ice Drake Kindred. He hires himself out as a Security Specialist to the rich and famous of the galaxy. But this latest contract is very strange—why in the Seven Hells would Lord Baslik Le’rank hire him to act as his wife’s bodyguard…and also massage her every night? The contract is strange but the money is good—Sark takes the job. But when he finds that his new charge is as defiant as she is beautiful, the ice around his heart begins to melt. Isla, for her part, finds that her body reacts to the touch of her new guard in a way it never did for her cruel husband. She begins to care for Sark and he begins to care for her, but he knows he can never have her—she is another male’s mate. But when she finally begins to glow, during a dangerous trip to the world of Fenushia, will Sark be give her up—or will a buried part of him awake and demand to keep her?      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: Not romance but something different for sure!

Poems about superheroes by award-winning poet Wendy Rathbone. Some are familiar, some made up. These are their innermost thoughts, their ecstasies and despairs, their hatreds and loves. Some want vengeance. Some want to be worshiped. Some want to retire to a nice safe bed.   AmazonKU


When it comes to surviving an inhospitable African desert, Ada’s learned one simple rule—always be prepared to do whatever is necessary to stay alive. However, she never anticipated a close encounter of the third kind—nor the tall, horned, and furry aliens who unwittingly foil her cruel abductors’ plans. Now Ada has two choices. She can either return to the African wastelands and continue to preserve her people’s traditions alone… or become the Nexella Other to five alien pirates determined to win her affection.       Amazon KU

EL NUEVO MUNDO by Brian Yapko

VS Note: Listed as scifi, but sounds like there are romantic elements.

Mankind’s survival hangs in the balance…In the year 2066, the artist haven of Santa Fe, New Mexico emerges as ground zero for the conquest and destruction of Earth by the evil Zolteots. Nick Clements and Daniel Vigil-Cruz — a writer and an artist still deeply in love after 12 years together — become the improbable fulcrum through which Earth might survive. As they weigh what must be done to save our planet, they are forced to confront shocking truths which will transform the Earth — as well as their future together — forever.

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VALERIA – So it turns out I’m on the bad guys’ side. I didn’t actually know that until my superior officer started waving his gun around got himself killed on our alien recon mission. My orders are changing by the minute…[SNIP]… GRIM – I saw the vision of my fated mate before I left my homeland of the Bitter Seas. She is one of the mysterious new women who live with the desert men. But when I arrive in the desert with my king and the rest of our army, she is nowhere to be found. Because she is not part of the alliance. And when I finally do find her, I realize why. She is the enemy we have been hunting. My king, the desert men, the new women… Everyone wants her detained and questioned. But they killed the male warrior she came with. And I will not allow her to be harmed. So deep in the night, I take her. I protect her and abandon my own people in the process. But earning her trust proves difficult, especially since we do not speak the same language. As the days together pass, two questions plague me: Why does she not recognize me as her mate? And with every warrior of sea and sand searching for her now, how can I possibly keep her safe?    Amazon KU


Can I tame my human mate? And do I want to? A Vaznik warrior’s life is one of duty, training and discipline. My pretty human mate has spent her life running from one thing to the next. She should be no match for me. And yet every glance of her eyes sets me on fire, her smiles taunting me in my dreams. Have I lost the battle between us with the first touch of her skin on mine?   AmazonKU


I’ve been delivered the perfect man. He’s tall, handsome, and….Scaly. My life consisted of a dead end job on a forgotten asteroid. My dating life might as well have been a black hole. Until one day when I’m matched to a Dragonian King. Now I’ve been whisked away to an alien planet. There I’m presented to the most handsome alien dragon I’ve ever seen. His smoldering gaze melts me into a puddle of goo. And he’s got all the right moves to sweep me off my feet. Only not everyone’s in favor of their match. People are going to use me to get to his crown. They won’t hesitate to hurt me…and him. Big mistake. Because if we’re really a fated match, then they should know that…You never come between a Dragon and his fair maiden.      Amazon KU


The way he stood there. His angular features. Precise, interesting, sensual. Freakishly tall, with pale, unnerving eyes. He moved unlike anyone I’d ever seen. He also wasn’t human. Like most humans, Allie only glimpses Seers at a distance, usually in sex clubs, or on the leash of the wealthy and powerful of San Francisco. Fascinating, beautiful, deadly, Seers exist totally outside the sphere of ordinary people. You have to be rich to own a Seer. You have to be rich to get anywhere near one. Allie’s more focused on getting her mom to a therapist, on keeping her friend, Cass, out of crap relationships, and making enough money so they don’t lose the house. When Revik shows up at her work, she assumes he’s just some eccentric, another weirdo with an odd fixation on her. But in Revik’s world, dark, terrorist Seers run everything, and now they’re targeting Allie. Revik tells her Seers believe she will free their people from enslavement. They believe she will kill all the humans. They believe she will destroy the world. Now she’s on the run, the police have her family and friends, and the only person left is a hot but surly Seer with seriously terrible communication skills and a frightening ability with a gun. She has to find a way out. She has to keep her family safe. Revik is all she’s got.    AmazonKU


Happily ever after? Not quite. Running a horde of lethal mercenaries? That’s easy. Filing all the paperwork? Var’ik would rather hurl himself into the vacuum of space. But that’s the warlord’s life now. Paperwork and meetings. A lifetime of clawing his way to the top and Var’ik is… bored. His horde thinks he needs a new challenge, a new target. They think he needs a wife. He’s not quite sure which sounds worse: the pile of paperwork on his desk or being shackled to a whiny female. That is, until he meets her. Callie is the best assassin in the known universe. Well, maybe not thebest—especially after her last assignment went sideways. It wasn’t her fault the savage warlord escaped… or that he’s hunting her through space… or that she finds him dangerously attractive. At least, that’s what she tried telling her boss. Time is running out and Var’ik is circling closer. When the warlord catches up to her, she’ll have to kill him. Callie has no other choice… right? When two killers collide, will either of them survive?      Amazon KU


The very last person Leah expects to come to her rescue when the President betrays her is a monster. He’s supposed to be blood-thirsty, a feral murderer, but instead, he’s the only thing that helps her gain her freedom, promising that she’s safe with him…and that she’s his. She accepts his offer to help her escape where she’s being held captive, but as they race through the forest, she realizes she’d be crazy to go below ground with him. Only, he’s not giving her a choice. According to him, she belongs with him—to him. Now, she must figure out if she went from a bad situation to an even worse one, and how to get out of it. And why does this monster keeps telling her that she is his mate? Kidnapped by the Monster is not intended to be read as a standalone. It is the third book in a series and should be read after the first book, Sacrificed to the Monster, and second book, Fleeing from the Monster. This is an erotic sci-fi romance. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and HEA guaranteed!    AmazonKU


After my mother gave me to the Shiedar invaders as a child, they took me to a place where screams of pain echoed around me. The leader tortured me and other young males I soon called my brothers. In his determination to twist me into a feral warrior, the leader turned me into a beast. To protect myself, I built a barrier around my heart, a simple task since my people only experience muted emotions. Only when we meet our fated mates do our feelings come alive. Then I’m sold to the Galaxy Games, where I’ll complete a series of nearly impossible tasks. If I win, I’m free. Lose and I die. They partner me with her, and suddenly, I’m overwhelmed with intense emotions. A craving for her unlike anything I’ve felt before. A fierce need to protect this Earthling female. And the stark terror that she’ll be stolen from me if we’re lucky enough to win. She’s determined to return to her home planet once we’ve finished the Game, but now that she’s brought indescribable joy to my life, how can I let her go?       Amazon KU


When you’re desperate for a job, you’ll apply anywhere, even to work with cowboys who don’t seem entirely… human. It’s just little things at first. They’ll eat raw meat, can lift weights that are impossible, and just act a bit off. But I need the money for my son. We’re on our own. Until my son catches one of the cowboys in his normal skin. Yeah. These are cowboy aliens, and I don’t know if Alaric turns me on or freaks me out. Um, he definitely turns me on, and maybe he’s a bit of a freak in bed… and that is so not a bad thing, but can I risk having a guy who isn’t even human in my life and Jeff’s?    AmazonKU


He’s in love with a human woman. Me. Let’s face it. The Earth is broken. Humanity is destroyed.
And if you’re a human female? Forget about it. You don’t have any rights. You don’t have any hope.
The monsters are bad enough. But the surviving human males are even worse. So when the orc chieftain gave me comfort, my brain couldn’t refuse. When he gave me a taste, I wanted a touch. He gave me an inch (really a foot). But I want a mile. I’m a strong human woman. And I’m not going to let some orc female – no matter how rare they are – take my chieftain from me. No matter what the elders say. Because there’s something I have besides my curves that she doesn’t. What is it? I’m carrying the orc’s baby.     Amazon KU


VS Note: This is not listed as a romance although there are definitely romantic elements.

The year on the human home world calendar is 2220. Life is a bit like the sci-fi shows of the 20th Century in some ways. In others? Not so much. I’m on a League of Civilizations star ship. Yep. Star Ship. In space. Currently trying to physically, and emotionally, recover from a crash where I lost my partner. All would be going fine except we also have to survive an encounter with the deadliest lifeform in the universe. A lifeform we were starting to think was just legend. No big deal. If it were just about the lives on board that would be one thing. But it’s not. What we do next will impact everyone, in all the League civilizations. That’s hundreds of billions of sentients. They could all be wiped out. I’m running out of options. And time. Oh yeah, and as if dealing with trying to save everyone in the universe wasn’t enough, I also have to contend with a crush on the ship’s first officer who also happens to be… yes, you guessed it, a synthetic life form. Fuck my life. Surviving either of these things intact is going to be a challenge.      Amazon KU


VS Note: Good to see a new one in this series!

Murrox – Everything had been lost in a single blast. Fellow warriors I’d known my whole life, taken before my very eyes, including the one I had trusted the most. As I picked up the pieces of what was left of my clan, betrayal had begun to surface until I had no use for the crown I had been bequeathed. Anger had become my sole companion as I trusted no others. The truth lay in the ruins of my home. With a new threat looming on the horizon, I was resolute in my determination to go after it. Then my spirit tossed me a distraction of the most feminine variety. Why her? She was even more bitter than me.  Willow – Obsessed with finding a way off this death rock, there was absolutely nothing that could sway me from my goal—not even him. Especially not him! Definitely not the biggest, brooding a-hole on the planet. Like me, he had a reason to be pissed off, but that didn’t mean I wanted to be stuck with him for eternity. Then he goes and does something colossally stupid, and I couldn’t help myself but follow.      Amazon KU


He may slither and hiss. But he’s all man where it counts. Rule Number One if you’re a human woman on the alien hell world of Protheka: Don’t ever stop running. Because if the orcs that burned your village stop chasing you, that means you strayed into Nagaland – the territory of the fiercest nightmares on the planet. Their scales and forked tongues will mesmerize you as they catch you. You’ll end up like me – a pet to a naga general. He’ll parade you through his camp as his human female trophy as his eyes roam your very curvy, very human body. But you won’t mind one bit. Because he killed the orcs that burned your village. He fed you. Gave you clothes. Comfort. Security. He gave you medicine to heal your body and gave you a bed to sleep in peacefully for the first time in your life.  But most of all…He gave you his heart.      Amazon KU


VS note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.

What connects a new highly addictive gaming app, viral conspiracy theories by the mysterious Dark Court, and a fatal insomnia pandemic? Enter Lilith King, the world’s most famous cybercrime detective. Lilith had always known she was different. Attitude to burn, for one thing. The strange chanting in her head since she was seven, for another. And then, the Aura, the sensory disturbance that makes her sick to the pit of her stomach, seemingly coinciding with the new, strange apparition that’s haunting her. She also has the ability to solve crime through touch alone. Together with Dr. Kace Westwood, a sleep specialist genius and a freak like her, Lilith must figure out whether the deadly insomnia pandemic is linked to the vagus chip implants being offered to all qualifying Unskills Or are people’s language chips being hacked? And why is only the lowest soc-ed class being targeted? In a desperate race against time to save billions of people, Lilith must confront shocking revelations about her origins and destiny, while attempting to save the one she loves.



I never lose my cool in front of women. Ever. Until her. Dominic gets his share of female attention. A leading contender of the new Bionic Fighting League, he can have any woman he wants, when he wants. Rented out to a family in need, he’s not thrilled about caregiving. Seriously. How boring is that? I can’t believe androids come programmed with audacityMadison Hadley put her music career on the back burner to care for her ailing father. Her selfish diva of a sister certainly isn’t any help. She can’t do it alone anymore. When hospital staff suggest visiting Tin Man’s Heart–a bionic refurbishment and repair shop–she didn’t expect her rental droid to have this much personality. Alright, so maybe he’s hot. But he’s loud, stubborn, with an attitude to match. Madison can’t deny her growing feelings for Dominic. But getting involved with a machine has risks of its own. Anti-android movements are growing in strength. Dating a bionic man is becoming a dangerous business. As new desire ignites between them, can Dominic help Madison rediscover her lost passions—while fighting to maintain his own?      Amazon KU

ALONE: EXILED #1 by Ava Leigh Marchande

VS note: A pen name for Sandra R Neeley, which she has stated on FB.

This story has been written for those readers who prefer a story with ‘closed door’ intimacies and less violence. While the characters face issues an adult reader would identify with, there are no graphic intimacies or foul language, and very little violence. Delaney is a young widow struggling to find her way after the death of her husband. It’s been more than a year, but still, she feels so alone. Left with a small parcel of his family land and the home they lived in together, she finds herself the target of family members that want her gone so they can take possession of the little bit of security her husband left her. Not usually one to run, or back down from a fight for something she believes in, she’s finding it hard to continue to fight this battle on her own. Little does she know, help is already watching and has decided to step in. Exiled from his home planet and people for nothing more than doing the job he was assigned to do; Walker counts the hours until they return to take him home. All he has to do is keep his head down, hide his true identity from any who live in this world he’s been dumped in, and abide by the other rules that apply. He’s hoping his people come soon, though. He’s taken notice of a human female, and he finds himself drawn to stand between her and the struggles she’s facing. As long as he’s on Earth, no one and nothing will harm her no matter what he has to do to protect her — even if it costs him the chance to return home.

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The betrayal that had nearly taken out the Aspen Pack has passed, but the ramifications of starting with a new hierarchy are taking their toll on Audrey Porter. Once traitor to the former leaders for trying to save their people, she’s now the Beta of the Pack and must try to hold their shattered remains together. Only she never expected the man from her past to awaken memories long since buried. Gavin Powers is the new Tracker for the Aspen, yet it feels as though he’s always been part of the Pack, rather than a newcomer trying to heal a people long since thought forgotten. There are secrets within the den that could alter how the world sees shifters, and if Gavin isn’t careful, his attraction to Audrey could ruin everything. There is a mysterious new enemy on the horizon, one long since vanquished into myth. As the darkness surrounded the Packs is unveiled, it will take a wolf and a lioness to unbury the past and fight for their future—or risk losing everything before it begins.

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SKY ON FIRE (DRAGON GATE BOOK 5) by Lindsay Buroker

The dragons of eld, once benevolent allies to mankind, have been infested by a magical parasite that makes them cruel and aggressive. They’ve flown through the ancient portal to invade Torvil and plan to kill or enslave all of humanity. If Jak and his allies can’t figure out how to destroy the parasite, a parasite the powerful dragons themselves were helpless to thwart, everyone they care about—everyone in the world—will be doomed.      Amazon KU


David Davis and his fellow Arctic wolves are seeking a new life in the wilds of Minnesota, away from the controlling pack leader who exploited them. Elizabeth Simpson helped David escape, but the pack leader won’t let her go. It’ll take everything David and Elizabeth have to get out and make a new home…together.

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The cries of the dead are deafening – Women are being taken in Virginia, and FBI agent Mark Gallagher is determined to put a stop to it. Certain he’s closing in on the killer known as The Embracer, Mark is less than thrilled when he’s partnered with rookie agent Colleen Law, worried she’s a liability when there’s so much at stake. But like everyone in the Krewe of Hunters, Colleen has talents that extend beyond the usual investigative toolbox. She can hear the voices of the victims in her head, and they’re telling her she and Mark are near to uncovering the truth. When Mark’s prime suspect takes a liking to Colleen, he’s surprisingly protective of his new partner, even as he admits her connection to the victims is key. But tense interrogations turn dangerously personal when someone close to Colleen goes missing, luring the agents deep into the shadows of wooded rural Virginia, where nobody can hear them scream.

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The mate bond has never been this strong …Connor Morrissey hits his Transition—hard—and Shiftertown braces for chaos. His transformation into a fully adult Shifter comes early and is lightning fast, heightened by Connor’s very special heritage. Connor spirals out of control, ready to fight for his place in the hierarchy, and his instincts tell him his place is very high. Only the touch of Tiger-girl cuts across Connor’s pain …She’s there for him, beautiful, powerful, but a fish out of water, struggling to makes sense of the real world. As Tiger’s daughter, she’s more than an ordinary Shifter, inheriting Tiger’s strength and intelligence in addition to the enhancements the Shifter Bureau black ops team made to her in secret. Then Connor is captured by those who will use him to enhance their own power. Tiger-girl knows the mate bond is forming between them—losing Connor will tear her apart. But can she risk being found by the man who wants to turn Tiger-girl into the most deadly Shifter of all time? Now Tiger-girl must choose between her safety or exposing her whereabouts to free him.

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VS Note: From APRIL 15

I’m a magic-wielding Freak. My partner Flinty Jack is a sentient skeleton. But for all that, we’re not fireproof. When a vengeful serial killer nearly roasts us in our beds, the FBI whisks me, my fiancée, and my partner into protective custody in a remote safehouse on a quiet Maine island. But we’re about to find that we stepped out of the frying pan into the fire. There’re more skeletons in the closets of this picturesque town than one of Flinty Jack’s family reunions. Between hostile locals, mysterious visitors from the past, and something fishy happening on the coast, a serial killer is looking tame.      Amazon KU


The Inquisitor is dead. But Black Port’s problems are only just beginning. Knight Protector Portia Daysen returns to the South, she’s a new woman, with new secrets. She means to continue the work of Black Wyvern, the secret order intent on rescuing elves and dragons from captivity and death. Meanwhile, Captain Valia Iceborn struggles with her growing feelings for Portia – and how they may be impacting her judgement. Should she stay in Black Port, and risk detection? Or should she go to ground now, before the king’s men – and a new inquisitor – show up? When the pair learn of the kidnapping of a rare black wyvern hatchling, a hatchling who can communicate with mortals and immortals alike, they realize his rescue must be priority number one. But if there’s one thing the nations of North and South can agree upon, it’s the danger to their own power that such a wyvern poses. To rescue the missing hatchling, the two women will need to contend with more than inquisitors. They’ll need to outwit and outrun the forces of two nations, hellbent on stopping them by any means necessary.      Amazon KU


Monsters own the world. And now, they own me. There are two roles for a human—either you’re a monster’s pet or you’re dead. When I’m ripped from my family and the resistance at the age of eighteen, I think my life is over. One second, I’m fighting against the monsters who enslaved us for years, and the next, I’m on a stage, waiting to be bid on by the very beasts I hunted and killed. Everything changes when I’m bought by four of the most terrifying monsters in all of existence and the kings of our world—The Four Terrors. The Empty Man, who has no corporeal body of his own. As such, he possesses everything and everyone within his sights. He’s the light that flickers, the doll that speaks, the sink that bubbles over. The Grotesque, someone I’ve never seen with my own two eyes before. Rumor has it, if you set sight upon his face, you’ll die a horrible and painful death. But he whispers to me, his seductive voice promising of all the sinful things he plans to do with me—and to me—if I open myself up. The Devourer, who needs to feast on human flesh to survive. He has claws for hands, horns erupting from his head, and bright red eyes that lure me in. And finally, The Creeper, who travels through portals in closets—the definition of the monster in the closet. Sometimes, he’ll sit in my room, a silent shadow, watching me. Wanting me. I’m nothing but a pet to these dangerous, malicious beasts. But maybe…Maybe I want to be ravaged by the monsters.     Amazon KU


Esther has always been content with her lot in life, even if that means settling down with a wealthy man in the country. But when her mother insists she goes to London for the Season, she finds herself in the world she’s never quite fit into. With the help of an old friend, she finds herself surrounded by suitors, and if there’s one man she knows she has to avoid, it’s peacock shifter, Laurence. Yet no matter what she does, she keeps finding herself back in his arms, both in the ballroom and out of it. The Peacock and the Wallflower is a paranormal Regency romance with peafowl shifters. It is part of the Shifter Season series. It has an m/f romance and is Esther and Laurence’s complete story.

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SEEDS OF SORROW (IMMORTAL REALMS BOOK 1) by Elle Beaumont and Christis Christie

Wishing for more adventure in her life, and hoping to escape from under her overprotective mother’s thumb even for just a night, Eden accepts an invitation to a ball in another king’s court. Despite her mother’s ire, it all seems worth it as their travels take Eden away from home for the first time and into the middle realm. Draven, known as the king of nightmares and ruler of the dark realm, Andhera, desires only to remain in his kingdom and maintain control and order over the ravenous creatures that lurk in the shadows. However, he finds himself drawn away by the mysterious summons of his brother, who appears to need his aid desperately. In one evening, thrust unwittingly together, Lady Eden and King Draven find themselves beguiled, betrayed, and betrothed. Neither is prepared for what it means for them, or for the immortal realms.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


1882—Gillian Hamilton, magic caster and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has been stripped of his title, badge, and freedom. Gillian’s true name and powers have been exposed, so now he’s kept under lock and key. To make a tragedy worse, Gunner the Deadly has returned to his life out in the Wild West and has not been heard from since. Rumors of a doctor, known only as Sawbones, with access to illegal magic have persisted into the new year. Gillian believes that violence, chaos, and certain death will befall New York City if this criminal isn’t apprehended. And despite having lost his sense of purpose, Gillian knows he’s the only one capable of confronting this new madman—with or without the backing of the FBMS. But such dangers should never be undertaken alone. Gillian will need both Gunner’s deadeye marksmanship, as well as his love, if he’s to detain Sawbones before irreparable damage is done to the magic of his world.

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HIDE by Kiersten White

VS Note: This one sounds terrifying and I put it on my TBR!

The challenge: Spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught. The prize: enough money to change everything. Even though everyone is desperate to win—to seize a dream future or escape a haunting past—Mack is sure she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that. It’s the reason she’s alive and her family isn’t. But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes that this competition is even more sinister than she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive. Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide but nowhere to run. Come out, come out, wherever you are.

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ALPHA GEEK: ARCHER by Milly Taiden

Destiny Jackson is a leopard shifter who rejected her family’s rich and killer lifestyle, instead going into the military and eventually signing on to work for Nick’s shifter protection agency. She didn’t believe it when she was warned she might be assigned to guard her fated mate, but the moment she meets Archer, she’s head over heels. Archer Rogen has a secret: he knows all about the shifter protection agency and the fact that the men who are assigned female agents often meet their mate. So when he is installing a security system and discovers a dangerous situation, he’s all too eager to call up Nick and ask him for a bodyguard. The moment he meets Destiny, he’s thrilled. She’s smart, beautiful, and more than he could have ever dreamed of. The close encounter with death and subsequent use of the shifter serum, though? That was a little bumpier than he’d like. Now Archer has brains and brawn, but he and Destiny have just a small window until a nefarious plan comes to fruition. Can they stop it before it’s too late?     Amazon KU


I was betrayed. Rejected. Caged like an animal. I thought Ember was my ticket to freedom. But she’s the woman I’m destined to love. They locked me away to silence me. But all I dream of is vengeance. Until Ember shines a light on my darkness. She sees the man within the beast. I’ll find who killed her father, Tragedy won’t ruin her soul. My lion roars in her defense. And purrs from her touch. The bad guys don’t get it. The second they threatened my love, They signed their own death warrants. Now, they’re going to have to deal with me. King of the concrete jungle. And their worst nightmare.      Amazon KU

CAUGHT (THE BUREAU BOOK 9) by Kim Fielding

VS note: She’s an autobuy for me!

Art Gundersen did not make it as an agent with the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs. But when Chief Townsend orders him out of the lab and into the mountains of northern California to collect evidence from a murder scene, Art’s happy to go. He looks forward to tromping around in the wilderness—and finds he enjoys the company of the forest technician who discovered the hiker’s corpse surrounded by sasquatch footprints. Jerry Humboldt lives a somewhat reclusive life in the fire lookout tower. Nobody comments much on his enormous size. Or his unusually hairy feet. Then Art shows up, and Jerry is forced into some new realizations. As Art and Jerry interact, they discover some long-past connections as well as some very present dangers. It’s a risky equation: an awkward not-agent, a virginal “wild man” of the forest, and a multiple murderer—with the Bureau’s help six hundred miles away.      Amazon


I only wanted a cheat meal after a long day of work subsisting on black coffee. A nice portion of crispy wings, made after my grandma’s special recipe. What did I get instead? A burning air fryer, a hissing cat (poor Milo, he’s too old for my shenanigans), and a winged, horned, red-skinned demon in the midst of all the chaos. And if the fire extinguisher worked on the air fryer, it doesn’t seem to be working on him. Samael, King of Hell, The Seducer, The Destroyer… it takes him a minute to go through all his names and ranks. Meanwhile, I wonder if I fell asleep at my desk and I’m having a crazy dream. He proceeds to say that I’m a witch, and a pathetic one at that. His demonic highness doesn’t have time for me, so I better ask for something or banish him. One problem, though. I don’t know how to do that. It turns out, my family’s secrets are vast, and my own mother has intentionally kept me in the dark. I can’t banish Samael, and not just because I don’t know the spell. I need him to help me discover who I truly am. Can I trust him, though? Of course not. He’s a demon!   AmazonKU


Monsters devour fear, cruelty, and torment. Apparently, the Fae do too. Being accepted into the Fae Kingdom was easy when I was just another pretty face. With conniving smiles and twisting words, they act as an ally from the moment I arrive. So long as the Ruiner and my friends keep their heads down in the darkest parts of the underground. Where the impure creatures hide. The Queen wants the same thing I want though: To find Leavon and make him pay. She takes me into her gilded Kingdom. She keeps me under her claw-like wing. We’re almost friends even …Until black scaly wings suddenly rip from my back. And then I’m the enemy.     Amazon KU


Confirmed bachelor and legendary playboy, Lucifer Morningstar, is the cocky King of the Underworld. By day, he moonlights as the owner of the DeLux Cafe, and at night he controls evil supernatural beings in the underworld. One stroke of his whip makes immortal demons grovel and quake. With his faithful hellhound by his side, life couldn’t be better. That is, until he meets a delicious Detective and can’t get her out of his mind. Lucifer is obsessed with chasing down his fated mate and making her his. Detective Chloe Frost moved to LA four years ago to further her career. She’s driven and good at her job. A white wolf shifter, she has a nose for these things. Being the best detective she can be is all she wants…even if she is lonely without her pack. Her true love is her profession. Who needs a man anyhow? Despite her negative outlook on love, Chloe accepts her friend’s suggestion to attend a speed dating mingle at the DeLux Cafe. Heidi swears it’s just what Chloe needs. Her hopes aren’t high, but a little fun-n-sexy-times won’t hurt, right?      Amazon     Kobo


She needs protection. He needs a plan. Darla isn’t exactly a tiny person. In fact, she’s more than a person. She’s a tiger shifter. Still, her kitty-cat claws are no match for the people who are hunting her. She crossed the wrong people one too many times, and now they’re after her. But Darla has a plan. What she needs, more than anything else, is protection. What she wants, more than anything else, is Kapono. Will he agree to marry her to keep her safe? He may be able to protect her body, but can he protect her heart?

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VS Note: Gothic with a touch of supernatural…

Iris Chapel and her five elegant sisters, all of them heiresses to the Chapel firearms fortune, live cloistered in a lavish Victorian mansion. Neglected by both a distant, workaholic father and a mentally troubled mother—who believes their home is haunted by the victims of Chapel weapons—the sisters have grown up with only each other for company. They long to escape the eerie fairy tale of their childhood and move forward into the modern world, but for young women in 1950s Connecticut, the only way out is through marriage. Yet it soon becomes clear that for the Chapel sisters, marriage equals death. When the eldest sister walks down the aisle, tragedy strikes. The bride dies mysteriously the very next day, leaving her family and the town in shock. But this is just the beginning of a chain of disasters that will make each woman wonder whether true love will kill her, too. Only Iris, the second-youngest, finds a way to escape—but can she outrun the family curse forever? Sarai Walker, the acclaimed author of the cult-hit novel Dietland, building off the Gothic tradition of Shirley Jackson, brings to life this riveting, deliciously twisted feminist tale, a gorgeous and provocative page-turner about the legacy of male power and the cost of female freedom.      Amazon      AB      Apple Books     Kobo


I should have known better than to play around with that old book of spells. How was I supposed to know that the incantations scrawled inside of it worked? That the first one I read would open a portal into a demon plane — or that the next one was an unbreakable vow to the seven foot tall shadow monster I unwittingly summoned into my bedroom? He says his name is Malphas, that he’s something called a Sombra demon, and I’m his mate. Monster, demon… whatever he is, his muscles are bigger than my head, and that club between his legs… I don’t know if mate means the same thing to him as it does me, but he’s gotta be kidding. Spoiler alert: he’s not. Mal has been waiting for more than a thousand years for the one woman meant for him. He’s convinced that’s me, and he’s willing to do anything to prove it. And maybe there’s something really wrong with me because, before long, I find myself eager to let him try.      Amazon KU


When it comes to working for the Three Fates Mafia, there are three rules. Don’t get caught. Don’t betray others. Don’t get eaten. After being hired to steal a painting, Ashley finds herself ensnared. Damon, Minos, and Aaecus- the three heads of the monster Cerberus- have never met a human like Ashley. Instead of killing her, they decide to offer her a deal. Seven days of sin in exchange for freedom from the Three Fates Mafia. It doesn’t take long for those sins to become something much scarier- love. Ashley, Damon, Minos, and Aaecus are in for a world of trouble- but even claws and fangs will not keep thieves and monsters apart.      Amazon KU


Creatures of all kinds go to the Barista to find love, including the outgoing orc known as Jasper. Jasper is ready to find his mate. He can feel it in his *core* that it is time. Despite all of the things happening in the creature world, he is ready for someone who can love him— kilts, tusks, and all. When the Barista sets up Jasper with a human named Alex, they plan a getaway together. The summer solstice orc games are to take place, the perfect time for Alex and Jasper to discover just how much they want each other. Still, Lucifer’s reach is far and wide. When Jasper and Alex find themselves at the center of a coven’s plot to bring Lucifer back, they discover that no matter how hard you might fall — monstrous love will be there to catch you.     Amazon KU


When Click, Scatter, Walter and Maribel are called in to rid a chocolate factory of an evil presence, they didn’t know the devilish imp also turned cocoa gold into brown poo. Not only do they have to deal with the rancid odor, but the spirit has teeth, which it uses to take a bite out of Walter. Death by Chocolate has new meaning when an employee is killed in a giant vat of the brown stuff. Did he succumb by the hand of the evil spirit or a menace that’s more natural than supernatural? We meet Click’s evil sister. But is she truly evil or does her profession…lawyer…make her seem so? She seems to want to keep Click in a mental facility, but is that for her own good, or to keep Click from learning certain truths? Will Click learn more about the past erased from her mind? And will the supernatural investigative team solve a mystery that’s too odd even for them?     Amazon KU


VS Note: I have no idea what genres may be included but it’s a good cause…

17 authors have come together to write 16 different romance stories of all sub-genres and tropes. All proceeds will go to benefit affected communities in Ukraine, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including children, who need access to food, medical services, and psychosocial support. It also supports humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. Cover designer graciously donated by: Black Widow Designs      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: And another anthology for this good cause…

The struggles faced by the Ukrainian people are grave, their situation heart-wrenching. But their bravery during these dark days has been a light that has captivated and won the hearts of the world. The stories compiled in Hope for Ukraine seek to capture the essence of resilience and courage that we see daily in the Ukrainian people. This anthology includes tales of perseverance, overcoming insurmountable odds, sacrifice, tenacity, and redemption from a variety of genres. While no one knows what the future holds, one thing is clear: the road forward for Ukraine will be a difficult one. As such, all proceeds from sales of Hope for Ukraine will be donated to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, in the hopes that we, too, can be a beacon of light, love, and hope for those facing darkness and despair.

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I may be a medieval expert, but I didn’t travel to the past looking for a white knight. He found me. Too bad Sir Robert Montague isn’t interested in winning me. He wants the one thing I can’t give him: everything I know about jousting. Now I’ve got a tenacious, all too-hot knight on my heels and I don’t know how much longer I can turn him down. I don’t lose. Battles, jousts, women: I win and I take every advantage I can get. So when I stumble upon a lady with an impressive knowledge of the art of jousting, I listen. And I want more. Lady Lisette is unlike the other women I’ve pursued. Flirtation and flattery won’t get me anywhere. For the first time in my life, a lady expects more from me than pretty words and a pleasurable night between the sheets. And for the first time, I want to give it to her. The Tourist and the Knight is book one in the Living Past: Medieval Series. It is a standalone two-hour instalove novella featuring a handsome knight, a clever heroine, and an unlikely romance.      AmazonKU

SABOTAGE (NEON BOOK 3) by Allyson Lindt

Magnus – When I was granted immortality, I hoped I could put one of life’s worries behind me–that a powerful group of gods want me dead. Turns out undying isn’t as literal as I thought. I’ve got some powerful people fighting by my side, including a phoenix shifter with a sexy AF accent, and a god on the inside of the same organization trying to kill me. I’ll gladly take their help in the staying alive department, and I definitely don’t mind that the arrangement comes with physical benefits of the naked and horizontal variety. But I can’t offer more than that. Not an eternity, or a lifetime, or any sort of love, because it becomes more clear every day that nothing is forever, and trust is the most fleeting thing there is.      Amazon      Kobo


As a mermaid, Brooke has never been to the Rocky Mountains. And stumbling across the murder of a werewolf is not a great start to her visit. In the paranormal-only town of Purgatory Falls, though, she’s discovered a place where she can reveal her true self for the first time in her life. So she shakes off her unease and tries to enjoy herself, exploring the quaint small town and getting to know its residents, including a dragon shifter police officer. When the official investigation into the crime she witnessed seems to narrow in on the wrong suspect, however, Brooke realizes she might have to start poking around on her own—and begin to test her own magical abilities.     Amazon KU


Life in Nerifir is beautiful, magical, and dangerous. I came to the Kingdom of Lorsan hoping to find a new home but found envy and betrayal. When everything is taken from me—my sight, my freedom, and my love—I need to search deep for the strength to go on. Now, I no longer wish for just a safe place to live. I want a true home, a place where I belong. And I’m ready to fight for it, even if that means taking over the kingdom. This book is part 2 of the duet Serpent’s Touch, set in Marina Simcoe’s world of the River of Mists. Both books of the duet follow the story of the same couple. It is recommended to read them in order.     Amazon KU


Samuel Jenkins gave up on finding his fated mate years ago. Decades, actually. This bobcat shifter simply wants to enjoy the time his has left by living alone in his yurt, free to enjoy his Arizona homestead without anyone bothering him. Peace, quiet, and the warm desert sun… who needs anything more? If he regrets not having a family, well, it’s too late to worry about all that anyway. Isn’t it? Leo Rosetti, an omega lion, is a recently widowed father to a six-month-old. Finally free of the “family” he escaped, he’s been traveling and trying to stay off his in-law’s radar. Misfired psychic dreams and a friendship with a couple from Arizona have him heading back to the states and closer to danger. Promises of pack protection and curiosity about homesteading offer a safe harbor where he can make a home… if it feels safe when he gets there. What happens when two men with a wide age-gap and no desire for a partner find the one the fates say is theirs? It probably doesn’t help if one is a bit of a grump and the other has a snarky side.      Amazon KU


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Danger threatens…Christine Jones never imagined that becoming connected with the paranorm world would bring danger to her doorstep. But with her best friend married to a warlock, his enemies have now targeted her as an easy means to strike against him. Hope found…Ben Griffin never thought he’d find his mate. Centuries had gone by and he’d resigned himself to a lonely future. Nothing could have prepared him for someone like Chrissy Jones. His boss’ enemies think they can get to him by using her? That’s not going to happen. One night…Can a one night stand lead to a love everlasting?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Well, it seemed as my days as a data analyst were long behind me, It seemed feeding random people’s cats and baking cookies for work colleagues was too. What wasn’t behind me however was getting snatched by the mob or finding myself tied to yet another chair. But this time the mob had made a big mistake. Because this time they were the scariest ones out there. No, but I knew who was. The one who had claimed me. The one who wanted me back. The one who was now out for blood. A Siren’s Enforcer.       Amazon KU


Writing down your dreams…that sounded pretty harmless right? Turned out, I was sort of good at it. Turned out, it made a good book. Because who knew you could make money from writing about the man of your dreams. Who knew it would pay to fantasize about a fictional character you had fallen in love with. But most of all, who knew that one day a set of doors would open, and you would find out that he wasn’t fictional at all. That he was real. I had no idea writing could be so dangerous but then when you’re writing about a Demonic Overlord, an Enforcer named Kaiden Wrath, then anything was possible. Like dreaming of him in trouble and knowing you’re the only one who knew how to save him. The only one who can save the Demon you are obsessed with. Now all I had to do, was find him and then quickly save myself from…A Demon’s Wrath.       Amazon KU


After thwarting the man behind the gruesome ironborn murders—and breaking several fae laws to do so—all Arlo wants is a quiet summer. As the deity of luck’s Hollow Star, capable of bringing about endless possibilities, this shouldn’t be too much to ask, right? But someone is still trying to summon the mythical Seven Deadly Sins. All signs point to immortal meddling, and if this is the gods’ attempt at returning to the Mortal Realm, it’s Arlo they’re going to use to do it. When Queen Riadne offers to host Arlo at the Seelie Summer palace, she jumps at the chance. She’ll get to see more of Vehan and Aurelian and perhaps even work out her complicated feelings for the gorgeous ex-Fury, Nausicaä. But no one trusts the infamous Queen of Light, even as Arlo wonders if she’s just been greatly misunderstood. With the Summer Solstice quickly approaching, everyone expects Riadne to finally challenge the High King for his crown. And as Arlo struggles to get control of her powers and take charge of her destiny, she’ll soon be faced with a choice that won’t only change the fate of the Mortal Realm forever but could condemn it to a cruelty the likes of which the Courts have never known.

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Protect the girls. Arlee Gold has always lived in the shadow of her successful mom; even after everything Arlee’s been through, her mother still expects nothing but the best. In an effort to get her daughter back on track after a less-than-stellar few school years, she’s enrolled Arlee as a legacy at Camp Rockaway…[SNIP]…In the midst of her brewing dread, Arlee is relieved to find a queer sanctuary in her bunkmates, and is especially drawn to Winnie, the enigmatic girl who sleeps in the bunk above her. Except Arlee starts to notice whispers in her wake, and how so many others recoil from her as if she were as creepy as the insects that terrify her. Struggling in her prep classes and feeling increasingly paranoid, Arlee can no longer suppress her panicked glitches.” Winnie, too, seems to become wary, and Arlee’s worst fear is confirmed: even here, in the place her mother promised was “going to change everything,” she’s been found out as a freak. Just as she’s facing a summer completely alone, another rising junior slips her a mysterious invitation, and Arlee finds herself caught up in a secret society that expects its sisterhood to protect each other from any and all who would harm them—by any means necessary. Here, finally, Arlee feels like a part of something bigger, something that matters. Guided by their cunning leader, Lisha, a rising senior with a smile sharp enough to cut bone, the sisterhood will stand against any threat, unquestioningly. But when Winnie is put in grave danger, Arlee is forced to confront just how far her sisters will go, and whether they truly protect the girls.      Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Book #6.5 in the Etherya’s Earth series – General Garridan thrived for centuries without a bonded mate. Born an aristocrat, he relinquished his family’s wealth and privilege to fight in the Vampyre immortal army. Although his father wants him to bond with an aristocrat, Garridan only has eyes for one woman. Siora is a natural warrior. When the army finally allows women to join, she vows to become the first female battalion leader. Dreams of an amber-eyed Vampyre general have no place in her world, even if he is the only man who’s ever made her long for a bonded mate. Consumed by her skill and effort, along with her inherent natural beauty, Garridan offers to help Siora secure a leadership position as they near the final battle with Bakari. Although she swears they have no future, he yearns to claim the stubborn woman as his mate. Can two warriors from different paths find love or will fear douse their spark before it’s barely begun to burn?

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Michelle – I’m the first Drakaina Warrior in history to ever allow myself to be captured, what’s worse than that? Oh right, my mate was part of the group who captured me and personally conducted painful experiments on me. Now he’s working for us at Drak Defense Co. and has got everyone convinced that he’s a victim here too. It’s bad enough that my Drakaina starts drooling and begging me to release his inner dragon everytime she sees him and I can’t help but gawk when he puts on those damn glasses. I’m a sucker for a strong man in glasses, but my Drakaina is not always right. Just because this man may be my mate doesn’t mean that I have to claim him. Scott – First I’m kidnapped by a terrorist group from my place of work at the National Institute of Health and forced to work hidden deep underground to synthesize some sort of serum to control a beautiful Dragon that they are keeping chained up down here. How these buffoons managed to capture a real life Dragon I’ll never know. Since my release, I’ve been working with my rescuers to stop these maniacs. When the woman of my literal dreams walks into my lab with her striking sapphire blue eyes and gorgeous smile, not to mention her sinfully taut and curvy body… What was I talking about again…? Oh right! Michelle comes in and just starts raging at me that I’m a spy sent to destroy her family. I can’t seem to catch a break. All I want is to help the women of Drak Defense Co. defeat our common enemy and maybe get Michelle to agree to a date with me. Is that so wrong?      AmazonKU


Leah never understood why her mom and aunt made them move so much. Or why her family of freaks could extend vines from their wrists. After getting caught shoplifting, again, Leah is forced to start over in a new town and high school. The friends she makes bring her understanding of the world around her crashing down. They’re like her. And they aren’t … human. Digging deeper, Leah finds the answers her mom kept from her all these years. Her dad didn’t die in a tragic accident. He was a king, murdered by his sister to steal his throne. Fleeing a besieged palace and pregnant with Leah, her mom turned to the human world, where they were forced to live in hiding. Wanting justice for her parents and the kingdom they once ruled over, and yearning to know how it feels to be amongst people like herself in a realm flooded with energy, Leah forms a plan. Her ticket to learning how to enter the Green Lands, how to use her powers, and how to get in close proximity to the murderous queen—is one of her new friends. He may be handsome and sweet, but Leah’s objective is clear. Date him. Get an invite to his brother’s wedding, which the queen will be attending. Take care of business. The queen has to die.         Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

BITE WEDDING by Lisa Carlisle

Sirens in Salem? No, they can’t be back. I must have imagined them in the ocean. Something strange is going on, though. I’m in my twenties, and my hair is turning white. When I wake up looking decades older, I freak out. My wolf shifter boyfriend, Sebastian, can’t see me like this. He’s dealing with issues from his former pack. What I need is someone who knows if magic is involved. Frantic, I call my best friend, Nova, a witch. My aging continues. Have I been cursed? Can we stop it before I die of premature old age?    Amazon KU


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Choices…Neal dives into a secluded pool hoping to find release for his aching body and his troubled mind. Instead, he finds Saul. The scribe is everything Neal could dream of — and yet he knows he dares not pursue his desires, for Saul is a Scribe. Saul wants Neal, but not in servitude. Even a slave can make choices, and Neal chooses to make love to the man who opens his mind — and his heart.   AmazonKU


When you search for answers, the ones found aren’t always the ones you want. Andie – Receiving my aunt’s magic wasn’t the saving grace I hoped it would be. In fact, it was the start of a downward spiral none of us saw coming. With my energy acting out, the push and pull of my bond to Foster, and an interest in us from unwelcome parties, I’m not sure how much longer I can shoulder the pressure. Foster – I thought I knew what obstacles stood in the way of finding peace with Andie, but with every step forward, we’re forced three more back. Desire fuels my perseverance. Desire to keep Andie safe, to officially make her mine, to make sure no one else has to die on her watch. Except when we find out who our greatest enemy is…that’s something I won’t accept for as long as I’m still breathing.      Amazon KU


Nicole Terrance, a case worker substance abuse therapist, bears a terrible burden in her heart for the one she could not help. Her ex-husband. Hardened by his cruel disregard for her education and her, in general, she swore she’d never love another man. Until a fateful motorcycle ride through the Rockies placed her in the past where men are gentlemen and women are ladies. Can she live up to these new expectations? Will her fluttering emotions show her the way for the sake of winning Cactus Phil’s heart? A disappointment to his affluent father and betrayed by his best friend, Cactus Phil Clements seeks to prove them all wrong by being the best ranch hand he can be. When five women wander onto the ranch, the one called Nicole speaks to his soul. Somehow his heart knows she’s the one. Will his past stand in the way of him getting to know this amazing woman? What does he have of value to offer her except his undying love?     Amazon KU


The men I want are forbidden. What’s worse? I want all three of them. My father isolated me while chaos swept the country. All my life, he hid me away like a precious jewel for being too curious, too attracted to danger. Then I got myself kidnapped. My saviors are three brutal men on roaring motorcycles–the Sons of Odin MC. Death and carnage are all they know, and yet I felt safer on the back of their bikes than in the ivory tower where I was imprisoned. For a moment, I was finally free. Until they delivered me right back to my father. I know a governor’s daughter shouldn’t dream of men with haunted eyes. Men who have killed, pillaged, and ransacked this broken country I’m trying to fix. But when the Sons of Odin become my personal bodyguards, I’m not just curious. I’m insatiable. I want to feel free again. But freedom comes at a price, one that might be too high to pay. We’re playing with fire, sending our two worlds on a collision course. And I don’t know if we’ll survive the crash.       Amazon KU


A little concerned that he seemed to have skipped the Norn’s notice when it came to getting a mate, Norse God Loki decided to embark on a path of self-discovery. He believed that the Norns hadn’t put a mate in his path, yet, because he didn’t know much about living as a mortal. So, in the interests of learning all he could about the human experience, and following a path many mortals did, Loki employed the services of a mortal therapist. And, sure enough, after following her directions, Loki found himself standing in front of his mate. Let the loving and fun times begin…Except, Anubis, Egyptian God of Mummification, Death, and Lost Souls, was having a few issues of his own. He wasn’t about to reject Loki, he hadn’t heard of him before, but he was too wound up in his own human experiences. They included a blond twink named Cooper, a nightclub with staff who didn’t know their place, and concerns about what he’d learned regarding Osiris during his father’s altercation with Seth. Nobody had ever worked out if fated gods could live without each other, but with everything going on around them, Anubis and Loki might have to see if it was possible. Loki would only take a certain amount of being ignored before he did what he did best – Being Loki.    Amazon


When the fae king comes for me, my resistance crumbles….My idea of a good time used to be a rom-com and pint of ice cream. But when a lethally sexy fae king kidnaps me, that changes. I’m forced to compete in a deadly competition to become his queen. Now, my idea of a good time is surviving the day. The Court of Starlight and Darkness is a gorgeous place, but I can’t stay. The Ice King’s eyes burn with heat each time he looks at me, and I burn right back. The problem? He’s cruel and dangerous. The king has no idea I’m human, and if he finds out, I’m dead. My only choice is to compete until I find a way to escape–I just need to survive until then.      AmazonKU      AB


I thought my newfound freedom would allow me to shake off the stink of New York City and start a new life somewhere else, a place where nobody knows me as Death Bringer or Britt the Bloody. A place where I’m not associated with ridiculous prophecies. Looks like fate has other plans. When the city is attacked, I find myself on the wrong side of the border. The only option is to take up arms alongside my vampire overlords and fight my way out. It doesn’t help that Alaric is by my side, reminding me of exactly what I’d be leaving behind. My instinct is to fight for myself—for survival—but at some point I realize I just might be fighting for a hell of a lot more.     Amazon KU


Omega bear shifter Grant loves all of the positive changes that his den has seen since their new Alpha arrived. Now that he has food in his belly, a comfortable place to live, and a taste of the human world, he yearns to take another step and do what no one from his den has attempted—get a college education. If only he was brave enough to ask. Alpha mountain lion shifter Kit enjoys his life in the city. Great food, fun nightlife, and best of all… no pack politics. That’s until his pack’s Alpha sends word he’s needed at home. Kit has no choice but to agree and decides to take a detour to the Bruin Ridge shifters to visit his old roommate, their new Alpha. Anything to delay the inevitable. Kit’s short trip is complicated when he scents his true mate and doubly complicated when Grant, his fated, is named den Beta.      Amazon KU


All Hanna Heikkinen wants is to be reunited with her father again. After all, that’s why she ventured into the dark and dangerous fantasy world of Tuonela, the Land of the Dead, in order to save his life. But this time her devotion to her father comes at a cost—her growing relationship with Tuoni, the God of Death himself, who held Hanna captive in exchange for her father’s life. The last thing she expects is to feel remorse at how she left things with Death, yet the dark and sexy God is all she can think about. Death has always prided himself on never trusting the living, but Hanna’s apparent betrayal has left a scar fathom’s deep. Vowing revenge on his future bride, and making sure she upholds her end of the bargain, Death sets out across his realm to steal Hanna back, which only fans the flames between them. But Death and Hanna aren’t just fighting each other—malevolent Old Gods are rising to power within the realm, magic is being poisoned, and buried secrets are brought to light, secrets that may cause Hanna to lose everyone she loves dear once again.     AmazonKU


Love was once ruled by several demigods…They were meant to protect it. But something went very wrong. Competing desires and loss turned the gods into monsters. Scorned by their own hearts, the gods went mad. They were banished from this world—in order to protect it. But someone has brought them back. And they aren’t fighting for love anymore. They want to destroy it. Can Paris Beaufont send these gods of love back to where they belong? Or will they grow so powerful that they finish what they started, ending the planet that they once vowed to protect?     Amazon KU


Hate and hunt. It’s all Zayn knows how to do. But then a night spent chasing a fox through the shadows changes everything…After a terrible betrayal that cut through the heart of his home, alpha Zayn’s hatred for foxes runs deep. Even his own pack has turned their backs on him for refusing to let go of the past. Now he has a chance to earn his place in a new pack and get revenge on the foxes. All he has to do is hunt down a fox before sunrise. All foxes know what it is to be hunted, but until Zayn, Dylan never truly knew what it meant to be caught. Captured by wolves while searching for a new home for his den, omega Dylan knows his time is short. Wolves will do what they do best—hunt. He isn’t fast enough to outrun them, and there’s no way he can survive a fight. But then the wolf who catches him hesitates—and now they’re both on the run. Together.     Amazon KU


There is way too much going on in Magnolia Cove. After a mysterious curse leaves Axel gravely ill, Pepper is doing all she can to save her husband. But of course, distractions arise. When a baby boy is deposited on her doorstep, there is a note saying that the father is either Amelia’s fiancé or Cordelia’s boyfriend. Luckily, Betty is on the case, ready to uncover the truth about the child’s paternity. So, problem solved—maybe. On top of that, Pepper’s aunts declare that they can help Axel. All Pepper has to do is trust them, which seems like a great idea except they’re both chaos witches and wherever they go, you guessed it—chaos and mayhem follow. But Pepper does trust them, and when disaster strikes, it looks like there’s no hope.     Amazon KU


Dragons and witches weren’t meant to mix…I’ve never fit in. All my life I’ve lived in the shadow of my perfect parents, with their perfect magical gifts. A fact solidified when they use me to bargain for peace and I’m offered to a mad prince of a dragon in matrimony. Ever the dutiful daughter, I pack my bags and go to meet my fate. However, he takes one look at me and rejects me as well. In fact, his exact words being “Not now and not ever.”  Now I’m fed up, angry and would do just about anything to strike back at him. Including his twin…But one touch from the Dragon spare and my world is thrown into chaos.    Amazon KU


Rian Brennan isn’t usually the type to attend a party like this. When Master Phillips sent the invitation, his first instinct was to decline. But that is exactly what the Assembly wants him to do. Hide away, show weakness. He is on his guard as he works the room, weighing and measuring every person and every movement. Everything is as it should be until a commotion draws his attention, and he lays eyes on a server, the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. Rian makes his move and gets him alone, and it is as clear as day, this man is his beloved. Rian knows that he can’t make his move now; he can’t show interest in Henri in this den of vipers. Rian’s enemies would be all too willing to put Henri in danger to get Rian playing their game. Rian has to come up with a plan to woo his beloved and keep him safe. Nothing is more dangerous than secrets like this…Henri Favre was looking for a better life when he and his cousin Trent left North Carolina and their birth coven. They wanted adventure and a good life. What they found in Georgia didn’t make the trip worthwhile. Henri found a society of class distinction and himself on the bottom shelf. Henri is half-human, and all Henri has experienced is prejudice and disdain. His cousin is lucky enough to be full blood and living the high life, with nary a word for Henri. Henri is desperate to escape this life. What he doesn’t know is that his ticket out of this coven and out of the shadows is a man named Rian Brennan, one of the most feared masters in Georgia. The rumors about Rian are wild, but Henri will come to know him as one thing, a good man. He just needs to live long enough to find out.    Amazon


The summer carnival has arrived at Ivory Beach, and Rory and her magical family are ready to enjoy the festivities. At least until a vampire shows up dead, a stake in his back, and a furious Evangeline sweeps in to take over the murder investigation. Edwin, head of the police, pleads with Rory to make her see reason, but the fearsome leader of the local vampires refuses to be taken for a fool. Regardless, the murder brings to mind Rory’s terrifying induction to the magical world, and the group of deadly vampires set on getting their hands on the library’s deepest secrets. The recent death might have nothing to do with the Founders, but Rory refuses to take that chance. To protect her family and her newly turned vampire best friend Laney, she is determined to find answers. Can Rory manage to cooperate with Evangeline and catch a killer, or will she find herself in an early grave?      Amazon KU


The duke’s daughter – One girl, two lives. Dutiful daughter of the Duke of Elverston on the one hand, a wilful girl who learns to fight on the other. Her father has let her run wild, as long as she never embarrasses him. And if she does? Consequences are likely to be swift and brutal. Her beasts – The wargen are fierce men who wear two faces, one wolf, one human. They’re the monsters mothers warn their children about in Grania, and now four wargen princes have been sent there to strike a deal with the duke. But when they catch sight of the wild Darcy everything changes. They may dress in fine furs and gold but their feral natures persist. Instead of chasing down prey, they pursue Darcy with all the same deadly intensity. Their world – The wargen think their union with Darcy is written in the stars but she is something far older and far stranger than any of them could ever imagine. Something both countries are going to need, because while each realm focuses their distrust on the other, they ignore a far greater danger that lies beneath. If the wargen can’t get past Darcy’s defences, they might not just lose their mate, but everything.     Amazon KU


Can a city omega resist the alpha cowboy lassoing his heart? As the only omega in his biology research unit, Frederick has a chip on his shoulder. No matter how hard he works, his alpha coworkers don’t respect him. Determined to prove his worth, Frederick embarks on a solo trip to the dangerous field to prove once and for all that he’s just as capable as any alpha. Until his car breaks down in the middle of the desert. Jake’s lonely in more ways than one. His beautiful ranch home is surrounded by nothing but miles of sand, his only company is the grocery delivery guy, and on top of that, he has a secret he can’t reveal to anyone—he’s a jackalope shifter. But when Jake finds out about a busted car near his ranch and someone who needs his help, the rugged cowboy can’t refuse the call—especially when that stranded city boy turns out to be his fated mate.     Amazon KU


My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. The Easter bunny isn’t the only one hopping into town, a killer has hopped on over too. A home renovation show is taping in town and the big reveal might just turn out to be lethal. Not only does Lottie stumble upon a double homicide but another body turns up as well and leaves Detective Noah Fox wondering if he has a serial killer on his hands. Everett is holding a secret close to the vest, and as if holding his own deadly secret wasn’t enough, he’s holding one for Evie too.      Amazon KU


A single wrong step could mean their end. Gavin Wallace has a problem, and her name is Chloe Reardon. For years, Gavin and Chloe have built a life together, skirting the vampire world as much as possible. Chloe has continued dancing, and Gavin has continued building a business empire. But for a vampire in love with a mortal, nothing about the future is certain. When an unexpected loss compels Chloe’s return to her childhood home, she’s forced to face the reality of her mortality and decide what her future will hold. Will she turn toward humanity or follow her lover into the dark?

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Peace has descended on Black Veil once more, and hope is on the horizon. Until a new threat arises…
Emil is the head of security, first line of defense for Cain and Black Veil. He takes great pride in his job, is fully prepared to sacrifice everything in order to keep everyone he cares about safe and the world from crumbling. But the Tritons and Sirens have approved a treaty, and the dragons will most likely agree to allow vampires to use their blood for sustenance and protection once again, so all is as it should be. Then Emil meets the emperor of dragons, and his life goes from calm to chaotic in the blink of an eye—loyalty and love now battle for dominance in his head. Aldrich is the emperor of dragons, and he cannot afford to make mistakes. He and his clans enter Black Veil in the hopes that The Blood Boss will join them in the fight to save his family. Aldrich is ready to lay down his life and for anything else thrown his way—except the crystal-eyed vampire who immediately captures his interest. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)      Amazon KU


A soldier raised as heir to an empire, Zarrah is motivated by two truths. The first is that the Veliant family murdered her mother. And the second is that her pursuit of vengeance will put every last one of them in their graves. The Endless War between Maridrina and Valcotta has raged for generations, leaving thousands of Zarrah’s people dead and countless more orphaned. So when she’s given command of the contested city of Nerastis, Zarrah is prepared to do whatever it takes to destroy the Maridrinian forces who oppose her. And to kill the Veliant prince who leads them. Yet a chance encounter with an anonymous, and handsome, Maridrinian causes Zarrah to question whether the violence she’s perpetrated is justice or a crime. And as she continues to meet the nameless man each night, she finds common ground—and fiery passion–in his arms. But when identities are revealed, Zarrah must decide whether to embrace a chance at peace… or march to the drums of war.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Betraying Kadoc changed everything. Now he’s lost to his bloodlust, more beast than man, and the bond building between us has basically been reset. My effect on him has dwindled to nearly nothing, but I’m the only one who can calm him, so I’ve got to figure out something. When the massive bone dragon from the prison island recomposes sooner than expected and escapes, it’s clear that I have to get Kadoc’s bloodlust under control for the both of us…Because if I don’t, our entire world might burn.      Amazon KU


The Darkness Between Dreams has been captured, the coven is in control of Philgard Technologies, and things should be returning to normal, right? Just as they think things couldn’t get worse, a new lawsuit comes against Fran and Mana Wave. If they don’t win this one, she could lose the company. Julia has plans for the Darkness Between Dreams – if she can control it. It’s time to put his magic to good use. If she can…But Handar is on the loose and he’s trying to find a way to free the Darkness Between Dreams. If he’s successful, the prophecy will be back on track. Meanwhile, a split has developed between The Evermores. Can they put aside their differences and decide what to do with The Source?       Amazon KU


A proud fallen knight, Gentry Patterson likes to take people under his wing. Gifted with an easygoing nature, he makes friends effortlessly and, thanks to his love of cooking, often invites his inner circle over for meals. Gentry’s favorite week of the year is the annual retreat for his race, where he’s reunited with the many friends and colleagues he’s met through the years. The only thing that would enrich his existence is his mate, but he has yet to meet him. Newly resurrected Tobias Kinsler wants to put his training behind him and make his superiors proud. However, Tobias is struggling. He keeps it to himself because he lacks people he’s willing to trust. With a mere few months of life under his belt, Tobias attends the fallen knights’ annual retreat and discovers his other half. The two men have a sizzling connection from the start and waste no time binding their souls. Unfortunately, they will soon learn that secrets lurk beneath their growing friendship, and those secrets fracture the tenuous bond between them. As they chart an uncertain future, Gentry and Tobias must decide if they’re still willing to honor Fate.      Amazon KU


When Emma Mather’s twin brother, Elliot, goes missing from Arnsmouth University, she is determined to stop at nothing to find him. Yet as she follows the clues left behind, she learns that there are far more sinister monstrosities lurking in the shadows of her city than she could have ever imagined. Elliot’s former teacher, Professor Raphael Saltonstall, may be Emma’s only hope in finding her brother. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for Emma to realize Rafe is hiding secrets of his own. Despite the sizzling attraction between them, Emma isn’t entirely sure if Rafe is a friend or foe. As two opposing cults hunt her down for their own twisted agendas, Emma finds tendrils of darkness closing in from all around. Pulsating Things live in the darkness…wriggling in eager anticipation to take her. If they have their way, they’ll consume her mind, soul…and body.     Amazon KU


When a local production of Romeo and Juliet turns deadly, Cori finds herself walking a tightrope between her town’s shifters and a group of vampires looking for justice. As if a murder’s not enough to deal with, somebody’s stealing items from the local historical society, and Ms. Ellen, her delightfully sassy octogenarian office manager, is showing signs of losing her edge. This time, Cori has her hands full keeping everybody in line and her town safe and sleepy. Thank goodness she has a sense of humor, a razor-sharp wit, and a motley crew of friends to help keep her sane.     AmazonKU


Living inside a bookshop might sound strange to most, but for Grace, a feline shifter, it’s the only life she knows. Cared for by a human, Grace spends her days lounging inside the warm attic with its deep windowsill while reading through the mountains of books at night. The biggest highlight of her day, however, is Marcy. Marcy’s kind, sweet, and would open her heart to anyone else. She’s also human. She has no idea the cat she took in twenty years ago is a shifter in disguise. And Grace would like to keep it that way. However, when Marcy gets sick, Grace might not have a choice. Head Over Tail is a paranormal sapphic romance full of pets, cuddles, and a shifter who desperately wants to belong.     Amazon KU

HUNTED (OUTLAW WOLVES BOOK 1) by Anastasia Wilde

A year ago, undercover operative Gunn Jorgenson left Michelangela Connors for a two-day mission to help a friend. He never came back. All she got was freakin’ note telling her he was gone for good, and not to look for him. Like that was going to happen. Mikey was trained by the best operatives in the known worlds, and she’s not the kind of girl who reacts to having her heart trashed with a tub of ice cream and a chick flick marathon. She wants answers, or she wants blood. Preferably both. But she didn’t plan to find Gunn by being captured by his wolf soldiers—who have no idea who she is. When Gunn’s men bring Mikey back to their secret base, all hell breaks loose. His wolves are a haunted, broken, PTSD-riddled mess—but their missions save lives, and Gunn’s tenuous alpha bond is the only thing holding them together. Mikey and her family could bring everything crashing down, if Gunn’s mysterious, shadowy commander doesn’t have her killed before they can. Now Gunn has to choose between saving the woman he’s never been able to forget, or saving his pack, and all of Outlaw Ridge. And teetering on the balance is the life of a little girl in danger. Gunn’s pretty sure this can’t end any way but badly. But when it comes to true mates, fate can take twists and turns you never saw coming.      Amazon KU


Wolf shifter Thorne Winter is relieved to move on with his life after the sale of his family’s cursed land. He’s ready to start over, learn about the new world he lives in, and hopefully find love. Single mom Heather Thomas has worked hard to create peace and success in life. With her dream job as a marine biology professor, her loving grandma Pearl, and her beautiful and creative four-year-old Maggie, Heather’s life is almost complete. There’s only one thing missing: a man to share it with.
Thorne’s inner wolf is a fierce beast who’s been cursed for decades. Adapting to the life of a modern man is a bumpy transition. When he’s matched with the beautiful scientist, he knows he must find a way to tame the wild animal within. Heather’s greatest responsibility is to the safety and happiness of her daughter. A man like Thorne, with his hot temper and strange supernatural stories, brings up red flags for the single mom. Can she find a way to tame him, or will the beast destroy their chance at happily ever after?      Amazon KU


Maxim Clarke is a mess. Over a year after he and his allies launched their rescue operation at the lion shifters’ Amarillo compound and the loss of his mate-to-be, the Alpha tiger shifter moves through life weighed down by grief and the guilt of the tragedy of that day. ..[SNIP].. fearing the worst, Maxim hunts the streets of London where he learns his missing friends may have accidentally gotten caught up in something more dangerous than catching the attention of a Sniffer. He can’t afford to get distracted, and yet, when Theo, an enigmatic and fierce Omega, unexpectedly enters the equation, Maxim’s body and heart slowly begin to yearn for things he feels he no longer deserves. Maxim shouldn’t want to smile and laugh and feel alive again within the warmth of a beloved’s arms. Especially when the lives of his loved ones are once again teetering so horribly on a knife’s edge. Especially when his heart still bleeds with a wound that will likely bleed forever.      Amazon KU


After ten years of feuding, Rose and Nathanial have united the Kingdom of Cairn. But allegiances are brittle. There’s a hostile armed force camped outside the kingdom and a civil war brewing inside and their marriage bed is as prickly as a thorn. To save their people, she must sacrifice herself. The Kingdom of Cairn is the last haven of mankind. But after 150 years of protection, the shield is coming down and it’s not the barren wastelands they have to fear. As she discovers the missing pieces of her ancestral birth right, Rose is thrown into a fight for supremacy, justice and vengeance that began centuries ago.      Amazon KU


Tony couldn’t believe what he was seeing on the security monitor. A woman and her kid were living in the alleyway next to his office, and they were in trouble. A man snuck up on her and snatched the kid. He had to do something….Jana Cantrell wasn’t taking the news too well. She would have been dead and her son in the clutches of that maniac if it hadn’t been for her being Tony’s mate, and she was now immortal. She didn’t trust men. She had just escaped from the imprisonment of the maniac who had nearly killed her. No way in hell would she be enslaved by another.     Amazon     Kobo


In the dark of the night…Thomas is a lone shapeshifter living in a world where vampires and lycans are known to man. He has the unique gift of shifting into any living being, but he feels lost and alone. Then he meets André, the alpha of the Bramwell pack of lycans, who offers him a new life—and a home. Gunter, the pack beta, sees something in Thomas. Their attraction is magnetic and undeniable. Their primal desires take hold and Thomas falls for this beautiful man—hard. But when a coven of vampires arrives, showing great interest in shapeshifters, Gunter must protect the one he’s grown to love.      Amazon     Kobo


There’s a reason no one messes with a grim…Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door. No matter how hard she denies it, loathing isn’t the only emotion she feels for him. Grim reaper Gareth Blackwater is rarely, if ever, moved beyond his broody, stoic state. But the witch he’s partnered with in the public relations contest is destroying his peace of mind. He’s convinced that the flesh-melting attraction he feels for her is merely her witchy magic at work. But forced proximity proves there is more than magic sparking between them. Livvy learns this enigmatic grim’s abilities are beyond any supernatural she has ever known. And when Livvy becomes the obsessive target of a dangerous warlock, Gareth proves just how powerful he truly is. Because no one is going to hurt his Lavinia.   Amazon KU


When the ruthless magician Madrin dies, opportunists seek revenge for his cruelty. They kidnap his daughters, meaning to sell them into sexual slavery at a brutal club for sadistic, wealthy men. Lady Harri Madrin manages to escape before the doors close behind them and vows to rescue her sister, Morgan. Gareth Lamb, the handsome son of a local merchant, finds Harri and hides her from her furious pursuers. When she begs him to help rescue her sister, he agrees. They decide to pretend she is his concubine so they can gain entry to the club to search for Morgan. The master-slave charade forces them into sizzling erotic encounters. Soon, they fall in love, but Gareth knows he could never aspire to marriage with the high-born Lady Harri. Though Harri’s magical abilities give them an edge, they’re badly outnumbered by the slavers. Even if they manage to rescue Morgan, will Gareth’s disapproving father disown him if they declare their love and attempt to marry?

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VS Note: From APRIL 15. Listed as Erotica. A “revised reissue”.

She was to be the filling in a Wizard Sandwich. For a millennium, the Covenani Sorceresses of planet Sentmar have been separated from the Cauldaran Wizards, their natural mates. Deceit and blood have forced a reunion; destiny and passion have forced a bond. Brianna, youngest of the Princesses of Covenani, will be a consort to two handsome, virile Wizards. Will the union be forged in desire and love, or will she deny the union, as well as the two men who are bound to her, hearts and souls?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: Listed in Erotica. A “revised reissue.”

Desperate to avoid a Joining with the wickedly handsome Sashtain Twins, Marina escapes them at every turn. Relentless, they plague her days and torment her dreams—wickedly erotic dreams that make her body pulse with the promise of dark desires revealed and a sexual heat that will send her up in flames. But when the hated Seculars gain in strength and dark magic weaves an insidious, invisible threat to all she holds dear, she discovers there is more to be gained by aligning her magick with the Sashtain Wizards than she thought. Caise and Kai’el Sashtain, focused solely on convincing the innocent young Sorceress to bond with them, get a lot more than they anticipated. Marina unknowingly weaves her magick spell on them—a sensual spell that pulls them into a vortex of churning emotions, forcing them to decisions that could alter all their lives. Dark magick is terrorizing the land, no one is safe, and all become suspect— and trusting her Wizards with her heart, body and soul is a lesson Marina has to learn before all is lost.

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Out of the Cage: After a thoughtless outburst reveals his secrets, an altered shifter must finally come to grips with not only his changing reality, but his sexuality, too. When Corporal Brian Haas took in a fellow marine’s comatose younger brother in an attempt to figure out how to heal him, he never could have imagined the chain of events that it would set off. The testing his patient—Bailey Dyer—had been forcibly subjected to changed his DNA. Bailey had ended up turning into a paranormal creature called a shifter, giving him the ability to turn into a sentient cheetah at will. Upon learning of shifters’ existence, Brian agrees to relocate to the mountains of Colorado to help his buddy and the shifters looking into those targeting them. He builds a new bunker, preparing for when the thugs of the shadow military branch come calling. Brian knows it’s just a matter of time, and he has every intention of making sure he and his new friends will be ready for them. Brian spots a cheetah trotting into his yard. Assuming it’s Bailey, he doesn’t think anything about it… until it starts purring and rubbing up against him. This cheetah is not his ex-patient. When the man shifts, Brian finds himself face-to-face with a blond calling himself David Preston, and he seems to be just as confused by his sudden infatuation as Brian… until David calls Brian his mate. Brian realizes his life is about to be turned upside-down all over again… if the confused altered can come to grips with his own changes.

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Fate always has a plan for us and I’m finally ready to own mine. My destiny is spread out before me and, like all things in life, I’m going to tackle it head-on with fists and magic blazing. I couldn’t dodge this magical shitstorm even if I wanted to, and now, it just engulfed me, sucking me into this mystical world that’s starting to feel like my own. The Elders expected to break me when they’ve only fanned the embers inside of me into a roaring fire filled with a need for vengeance. With my mates and my familiar at my side, nothing seems impossible, even with all the obstacles in our way. Former enemies must become allies if we’re going to heal the rift between our communities. The question is, will we be able to unite the broken sides to defeat the Elders before it’s too late? Or are we all doomed? I guess we’re about to find out. My name is Sadie Sinclair, but you can call me the Shadowbringer, because I’m about to turn this world on its axis, bringing nothing but change in my wake.   AmazonKU


I was gambled away and am now the property of the fae king. But if he thinks that I will give myself to him willingly, he is sorely mistaken. I will never allow this man to own me. I just need to bide my time until I find a way to escape. I know what men are like—they’re cruel creatures. They grow bored quickly and trade their brides away without batting an eyelid. It doesn’t matter that this fae king says that he’s different. It doesn’t matter that he thinks he’s rescued me from a life of abuse. Because I can separate fact from fiction. Fact is, all he has done is take me from one cage and put me in another. And yet, for all my resistance and trying to be rational, at heart I love fiction tales. Tales that say a man can be different if you only let him … Do I dare let the fae king own me?    Amazon KU


Alexis’s middling witch powers? A grave disappointment to her parents. The years of hard work? About to pay off! Her gig of a lifetime? Managing one of the biggest orc rock bands in the world, Axebender. The fly in the potion? The lead singer, Mace. Their first meeting? He mistakes her for a groupie. Now? It’s showtime and Alexis has to prove she’s not afraid of a pair of wicked tusks or deep green, totally lickable muscles that go on for days.     Amazon KU


VS: The next book in my Badari backlist is JADRIAN. This book came to me full fledged one morning and I had to write it. Although I usually don’t care for the amnesia trope, it worked for me in this novel, when it came to Taura. Some of the action in this novel sets up the events in the book I’m currently writing (REEDE IN THE SECTORS). And of course the events in this book led to readers insisting I had to write a book for Sandara, the chef, which I did later and that was IVOKK, one of my own most favorite Badari books. But I love them all of course!


The blurb: Taura Dancer has been pushed to her limits by alien torturers known as the Khagrish and is ready to die when suddenly the lab where she’s held as a prisoner is taken down by an armed force of soldiers.

The man who rescues her from a burning cell block is Jadrian of the Badari, a genetically engineered alien warrior with as many reasons to hate the Khagrish as Taura has. This set of shared past experiences and the circumstances of her rescue create an unusual bond between them.

Safe in the hidden base where Jadrian and his pack take her, Taura struggles to regain her lost memories and overcome constant flashbacks during which she lashes out at all who come near. Only Jadrian can recall her from the abyss of her visions and hallucinations.

As the war against the Khagrish continues, it becomes increasingly critical to find out who she really is and how she can help in the fight. Until she can control her terrors and trust her own impulses, Taura’s too afraid to pursue the promise of happiness a life with Jadrian as her mate might offer.

When he’s captured by the dreaded enemy, will she step forward to help save him, or will she remain a prisoner of her past?

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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!

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Whose Side is He On Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Sharing from my second scifi romance gladiator novel RENNYR.

The excerpt, continuing with Jaine, the heroine. I’ve skipped ahead to the point where she and her fellow prisoners are being marched to their cell:

As she marched through yet another corridor, Jaine glanced into one of the cells she was were passing. An extremely large, well-built humanoid was inside. He looked up and their gazes locked for a moment before she blushed. The men behind her shoved her and she realized she’d stopped walking so she hastily moved on.

Their destination was a large cell at the end of the hall, big enough for the entire group. As she went through the doorway, she was handed two ration bars and a container of fruit flavored survival drink by a bored guard. Jaine headed for the corner of the room, taking an upper bunk. With her back to the wall she watched the others spread out while she wolfed one ration bar and slid the other into her pocket. Although the conditions here were better than in the hold of the pirate ship, she couldn’t let her guard down nor quell the unease in her gut.

Her thoughts going wild in a spiral of despair and fear, she took a deep breath. A vision of the large man in the individual cell came to her mind’s eye and she blushed again as she remembered how handsome he was, even under the grime. What she’d seen of him was impressive. A man built for fighting, who could survive in this horrible place.

I’m as far removed from being a killer like him as it’s possible to be.

Would he be among those sent to the arena with her and her companions?

The idea was repugnant. His eyes had been kind, deep brown, maybe even with a tiny bit of amber glow if her imagination hadn’t been playing tricks on her, being under all this stress. Jaine wished he was going to be on her side.

VS Note: So although they didn’t actually meet, Jaine and Rennyr have now encountered each other. More next week. Rennyr’s reaction.


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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11 ORC Romances

Note: This post first appeared in the Roswell Daily Record…

If, like me, your first encounter with an orc was in in the movie version of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, you may have trouble visualizing them as romantic heroes. Sure they were big and strong, and fantastic warriors but I have to say the human heroes captured my attention. Authors with more imagination in the fantasy realms than I have seized upon the orcs as a new romance hero trope and orc romances have exploded as a subgenre. They appear in scifi romance (alien orc species) and of course in fantasy and paranormal.

I’m going to say this strongly up front, always check the trigger warnings on dark romance, which many of these books are. Grim, unpleasant things can and do happen, which is part of why the subgenre is known as ‘dark romance’.

If you’d like to ease into orc romance, try Trick or Orc by S. J. Sanders. This is a charming tale where a divorcee moves to a new town and falls in love with the owner of the local bakery, Garval Ironclaw. Who happens to be an orc. The story has tender moments, funny moments and passion. It’s not as dark as some of the others.

Upping the intensity a bit, Finley Fenn has a six book series Orc Sworn with titles like The Lady and the Orc, the Midwife and the Orc, The Librarian and the Orc and so forth. I liked the latter (all can be read as standalones) because I’m always drawn to heroines who love books and in this case the orc in question does as well. He’s huge and dangerous of course, and he whisks her off to Orc Mountain. Reviews were a bit mixed on the series but overall favorable.

Author Amanda Milo takes a different tack in Sister Wives for the Orc, which is somewhat reminiscent of Jumanji, in that the heroine plays an old arcade game and finds herself inside the game’s world, married to an orc who has three other wives. Although it is a classic harem situation (not a reverse harem or ‘RH’ where the woman has multiple male partners), which gave some readers pause, overall the book has good reviews.

Sam Hall takes on the RH situation with Orc-Ward Encounters and a curvy woman who “stumbles through a portal into another dimension and falls into the arms” of three orcs. They think she’s a gift from their goddess and she really appreciates them and the way they cherish her. She has to make difficult decisions about remaining with her orcs or getting home to her actual life. I have not read this (I have a long, intimidating To Be Read list) but the reviews indicate most readers were content with the eventual ending.

The Orc Prince Trilogy is a M/M fantasy romance by Lionel Hart about an Elven prince and the son of an orc warlord from warring kingdoms who marry in book one to bring peace between their nations after hundreds of years of war. Of course nothing is that easy and forces are at work in both countries to tear the peace apart. Over the three book arc the relationship between the two main characters is put to the test and there’s adventure aplenty along with the romance.

The Half-Orc’s Maiden Bride is a fun romp from Ruby Dixon (taking a break from her famous Ice Planet Barbarians). The heroine is human, tall, poor and “on the shelf” as far as her marital prospects are concerned but her father finds her a suitor. Greenish with tusks and dimples…yes, a half-orc. There are multiple weddings, all kinds of machinations and complications but a happy ending.

Stick an Orc In It (Monster Orcs of Protheka Book One) by Milly Taiden and Celeste King occurs in a post-apocalyptic world where orcs came through a portal to Earth and the world as we know it was over. But now one of the orc leaders needs a doctor and the only available one is a human woman. Of course one of the ruler’s warriors falls for her…and events transpire from there. Celeste King has written a number of other orc romances in the Protheka series so if you like the world building and the concept, there’s a lot of good romance reading to be had.

The Silver Fury series by Layla Fae again has the orcs versus the humans and a heroine who is determined in the first book to bring an end to the orcs’ rule. But there’s one orc who seems different and…well, you can guess they fall in love. The first two books each end in a cliffhanger and at one point all the orcs and the half orcs disappear from Earth, which must be resolved in the third volume, The Orc’s Empress. The series is complete now.

Planet of the Orcs (Mates for Intergalactic Monsters Book One) by Athena Storm and Tara Starr is the start of a new series and plays it a bit cagy as to what planet the action really occurs on. The heroine is supposed to be a tribute to the evil son of an orc chieftan but the hero orc rescues her and they go on the run. Lots of adventure and romance ensue.

Heart of An Orc: A SciFi Monster Romance (Monster Hearts) by Cara Wylde gives us a captured alien orc and a young scientist assigned to collect samples from the prisoner. Romance is inevitable, right? The female main character has quite a growth arc throughout the book and readers love the very dissimilar main characters together.

Honey Phillips has a much anticipated scifi romance coming at the end of May: Olivia and the Orc (Alien Abduction Book 15) which I have pre-ordered. The hero is an orc, the heroine and her friends have been abducted by other aliens and he’s the only one who can help. Can’t wait to read this!

There are many other orc romances out there for your reading pleasure if you decide to dip into this romance subgenre but I’ve tried to present a good overview today. Going back to Tolkien, I’d still give the cold shoulder to his orcs in favor of Aragorn or Eomer, but I might be tempted by some of the big green orc heroes in the books I’ve mentioned above.

New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for MAY 18

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.



VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me so of course I one clicked this one!

First Claw Annora Rahl is tough, fierce, and loyal. She stands at her emperor’s side to protect the wolf shapeshifters of the planet Damar, and she isn’t afraid to use her claws. Stopping an evil king from a neighboring planet, who’s intent on enslaving all the planets in their system, is her top priority. She won’t fail her family, her people, or her emperor. Even if it means joining forces with an infuriating rival warrior…one who she isn’t sure if she wants to kill or kiss. Captain Thadd Naveri is strong, unyielding, and dedicated. As captain of the guard for the overlord of the planet Zhalto, he lets nothing threaten his king or his people. He’s still recovering from his capture and torture by the enemy, but he readily accepts a top-secret mission into enemy territory. He’s less than pleased to share that mission with Annora—the one woman in the galaxy who fills him with scalding hot anger…and burning desire. To save their allies on the planet Taln, Thadd and Annora must sneak into the enemy’s most feared science labs. As they fight side by side, they are forced to face their overwhelming attraction. But as the enemy closes in, it is a race against time to save not only Taln but themselves.     Amazon KU


VS Note: Another autobuy author for me and I’ve been impatient to find out what would happen to these two characters so…

CabeX transformed into a human to save the galaxy. But when he falls for a woman who could betray him, can he also save his human heart? Savlf escaped the spider’s web but can she elude a past she doesn’t remember? Can she prove to the CabeX—and herself—that she can be trusted? While they search the distant part of the Garradian galaxy for a lost ship, they discover their biggest challenge might be navigating their feelings for each other. If they can survive that long. Can love—swirling between two people who have no concept of its power—break through minds and take over hearts? Or are they so broken that loving and being loved is beyond their grasp?

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I almost escaped from the alien’s twisted hunting moon. Until the Taori warrior snatched me away, convinced that he was saving me from a menacing swarm that only appears in his dark and tortured memories. Now I’m stuck with him on the deadly moon that’s crawling with mercenaries who have one goal–to kill us. If I want to stay alive, I need to stay in the Taori’s underground lair, which wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t burning with mating fever and eyeing me like I’m a tasty snack. The longer he fights it, the more manic he’ll get until he might be as dangerous to me as the hunters prowling the surface. Do I give in to the battle-scarred alien’s dominant and possessive desires, or do I take my chances with the alien hunters who wish to hunt me for sport?     Amazon KU


Charlotte has traveled to the frontier moon of Han-2 to adopt baby Maybelle. She’s more than a little surprised when the baby’s handsome Invicta guard catches her eye right away, but even the gorgeous Luka can’t distract her from her true desire. Charlotte longs to explore the mysterious wreckage of the Night Parade, an ancient generation ship whose passengers disappeared under mysterious circumstances after an emergency crash landing. Charlotte’s family has hidden ties to that ship, and she thinks that she holds the secret to finding the priceless treasure her ancestors brought aboard so many generations ago. She’s worked her whole life to get to this point, and she’s too close to stop now. Luka is a fierce Invicta soldier, trained to protect his homeland until his dying breath. When he is tasked with guard duty for a baby on a distant moon, he soon learns that the assignment is not going to be as easy as he’d expected. And after a single day with the baby’s adoptive mother, he knows his life will never be the same. Luka is desperate to confess his love to Charlotte and claim her as his mate. But he has his hands full just keeping her and baby Maybelle safe in the hulking wreck of the Night Parade. When Charlotte unearths more than she bargained for, she and Luka quickly realize they will have to work together if they want to survive and give little Maybelle the life she deserves.

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I hate the cold. Hate. It. I was not made for snow or ice or freezing winds. I love the sun and the tropics and swimming in the ocean. I love my feet in the hot sand and tan lines. I love my beach house in Florida. But I’m not in Florida anymore. I’m trapped on some icy hellscape with no way home…because it’s another planet. In Outer Space. How did this happen? I have no idea. The last thing I remember was chatting up some hottie in board shorts at the beach bar, the sun’s rays warming my shoulders, sipping on a Mai Tai, living my best damn life, and then my phone glitched out on me, acting all Jumanji: On An Alien Planet You Must Wait…Sucked me right out of my cushy life and dumped me on an icy beach in nothing but my pearl-white bikini and bohemian-blue maxi dress. Shivering my butt off, I don’t have much time to take in my new surroundings or even wrap my head around my wacky cell phone before I’m confronted by the aliens that inhabit this block of ice. They’re big and brawny and hairy—and I am terrified. Not at all turned on right now.    Amazon KU


I am Lady Assassin Krunch. Okay, not really. But I’m dressed like her at the CosPlay Con I waited forever to attend. And I play her in the live action role play group I belong to. It’s nerdy. I’m aware. But there’s not a lot to do for a socially awkward pharmacy technician from Fargo, North Dakota to do. My life is lonely and boring… until I get sucked into a portal through my phone at the Con and tossed into an alternate time on an alien planet. Turns out I am Assassin Krunch after all because this planet makes all your desires come true. Except, I sort of crash landed in the middle of an alien wedding and now Gamalt, the priest of Tala Furi, who is also the groom, thinks I’m his fated mate. And his fiancé— ex? — wants me dead. I may have accidentally started a war. Oops. Gamalt has magic hair and his body lights up like a holiday tree when we touch. He says it means we’re meant to be together. I think he has a screw loose. Fine, so he’s hot for an alien. But I just want to go home. But it’s not that easy. My desires could cost Gamalt his life, and the choices I make will have consequences that even Assassin Krunch can’t fix. What was that I was saying about my life being boring…?     Amazon KU


The universe always has a plan. One minute I’m chilling out in the closet, drinking champagne, and about to order a pizza. The next I’m transported to another planet with sweeping red dunes, crimson mountains, and pastel wildlife that make me question if my champagne was laced. Every time I babbled to the night sky on my wobbly rooftop lounger, I didn’t actually think someone else, in a far off galaxy, might be doing the same thing. Turns out, I was wrong. Reon, my new alien immigration lawyer, looks like Space Satan with his horns that heat with his moods, his glowing sigils, and the bizarre shards of his personality that physically manifest. The moment I believe I’m stranded and never going back to Earth, Reon makes me an offer I can’t refuse. Can I strike a bargain with the devil without losing my heart?     Amazon KU


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

Fast-forward 500 years. Civilization has nearly wiped itself out of existence, and is on the long, slow road to recovery, held together by an agreement called the Pact between cities, agricultural domes, and a new global government. Seg is a farmer in Holtondome. Like his ancestors, he’s chosen a life of ignorance about technology and the outside world in favor of a simple existence, free of the corruption that almost destroyed the human race. His world turns upside down when Fi arrives. Tall, exotic, and far too wise for her age, she challenges everything he’s been taught to believe, making him question for the first time if a simple life is right for him or, indeed, for the rest of humanity. But Fi has secrets darker than her black-ringed eyes — bigger than the Pact — that have implications far beyond Seg and the residents of Holtondome.            Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


I hate to admit this, but the besotted alien guy might be right. I’m from Earth, which means I have no spaceship of my own to return home in. Not only that, the aliens abducting me didn’t allow time for packing. I’m only wearing what I had on when seeing what the hell was going on outside. He’s right about us being a match and I do feel he’d be the best partner for me, but I can’t stay on this tiny rock of a planet. I have a life to go back to at home even if he doesn’t have anything or anyone waiting for him on his homeworld. When the chance comes for me to leave, I have to take it.   AmazonKU


I will never allow her to be sacrificed. . . NEVER! Gemma: After purchasing me at an alien slave market, Dravos holds the power of life and death over me. With his powerful physique, he is the epitome of a Barbarian warrior and strikes fear into my very soul. But soon I am more afraid of losing my heart to the powerful alien warrior than my life. Dravos: The Wyr-Drorgon sent me to purchase the rarest creature for his barbaric blood sacrifice, but if he thinks for one moment I will turn the strange human female over to him, he is sorely mistaken. Gemma is different from any female I have ever known, and I will not bend to the Wyr-Drogon’s whims. I am Dravos, Overlord of the War-Nyks, and I do not do any male’s bidding, even if he is a god. Gemma is MINE!     Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a fan of the cover.

A human prize – I never intended to become trapped on a backwoods planet with a nightmarish, abusive cult, but here I am. I have one chance to escape. I’ll volunteer to be a prize for this underground gladiator fight, be the winning gladiator’s every fantasy, and let him do anything he wants with me. Then I’ll beg him to take me with him when he leaves. I don’t count on him being too honorable to take advantage of me. I definitely don’t count on him killing the cult leader. A reluctant king – I don’t know why I killed for her. It’s not the least bit like me. I’m not one for being tied down, not to women, not to responsibilities, not to anything. So, when I find out that I’ve got to stop gallivanting around the galaxy and actually take over my throne? I’m not pleased. She’s… she’s a rebellion. She’s a last gasp at some kind of freedom. She’s an obsession. She’s everything. I’d do anything for her. Kill for her. Lie for her. Lay down my kingdom at her feet. And that? That terrifies me.   AmazonKU


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

In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neandertal holy man, Trogon, has a vision.  Legends say the truce that ended the old war left one hostage in the hands of the victorious rebels: the godlike Jemen leader known as the Old Woman of the Mountain. According to Trogon’s vision, only one person knows the location of that burial cave. Trogon must capture young Quiller and force her to lead him there…for the Old Woman may not be dead. She may only have been in stasis for a thousand summers, and when reawakened she will save them from oblivion. But according to the Denisovans—Quiller’s people—Trogon is the most powerful witch alive. He’s up to something evil that will surely spell their destruction. He must be stopped before it’s too late. Quiller’s best friend Lynx must brave towering glaciers, dire wolves, and prides of giant lions to save her and stop Trogon.

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It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime… now she’s just trying to stay alive. Rissa can’t believe her luck. She won an all-expenses paid trip on a luxury matchmaking cruise. She’s not looking for love, but a few weeks of five-star pampering while seeing the galaxy sounds perfect… until it all goes wrong. Abandoning ship wasn’t on her itinerary, and neither is the growly but oh-so-sexy alien who is half convinced she’s the enemy, and utterly certain she’s his. She’s got a list of the reasons they’re wrong for each other, but when they’re together, everything just feels right. Crash landing on a prison planet may not be the vacation she dreamed of, but it might turn out to be the best “worst” day of her life.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Zamush is the stuff of legends. An apex predator of the night, he’s able to control and manipulate others to his will. The Vampire. He has lived a lonely life for thousands of years—until he meets her. She’s an alluring and provocative mix of innocence and temptress. His match in every way. He falls in love at first sight, but her heart belongs to someone else. Jelena is an outcast, ridiculed for being different. Living in the shadows, she struggles each day to overcome the restless urges plaguing her…until the day she watches a video of a rogue leader fighting to thwart the efforts of the maniacal dictator they live under. Now, her life’s goal is to meet this leader, convinced only he can complete who she is. When that leader is captured and sentenced to a violent execution, she will do anything to save him. Even trade Zamush for the condemned male. Zamush willingly agrees to Jelena’s dangerous plan just to be with her. It’s a race against time. Not only are their lives on the line, but he must win her heart before she meets the man of her dreams.     Amazon KU


VS Note: Re-release of a Vella serial.

Andora: I’m the last Serafim… the last of my kind. As a child, my parents were murdered, and I was taken prisoner. There is none left of my species to teach me the ways of my people or the secrets of my powers. All I know is that I can heal with my touch. Now, years later, I find myself imprisoned with four males from a violent warrior species. I am not their enemy, but they do not realize this. Krillon forces me to aid in their torture. With their massive size, horns, and tails, I worry they will seek revenge for my reluctant part in their torment. Is Krillon testing my healing abilities? Or is he attempting to awaken a more sinister power from within me? Rylak: I know that our torture is meant to be the beatings we suffer. But the true nightmare my pack and I face is hope. Here, in this forsaken pit, we believe that we have finally found our fated mate. We crave to protect this innocent female, but fear that we cannot. Andora’s presence will only cause us to fight that much harder. We hope not only to escape, but to take Andora with us and claim her as ours.     Amazon KU

GALAXY: THE PRETTIEST STAR by Jadzia Axelrod, Jess Taylor Artist

Every day in Taylor Barzelay’s life might seem perfect…but every day is torture. Taylor is actually the Galaxy Crowned, an alien princess from the planet Cyandii, and one of the few survivors of an intergalactic war. For six long, painful years, Taylor has accepted her duty to remain in hiding as a boy on Earth. But that all changes when Taylor meets Metropolis girl Katherine “call me Kat” Silverberg, whose confidence is electrifying. Suddenly, Taylor no longer wants to hide, even if exposing her true identity could attract her greatest enemies.       Amazon


VS Note: I get the feeling this is more Fantasy/PNR type end-of-the-world than scifi but it is Romance.

Join us in a world where you do what is necessary to survive. Alphas, omegas, warriors, and shifters… they’re all fighting for their lives. Anything goes in these stories because it’s all about staying alive. How far would you go to keep the ones you love breathing for another day? Until the End is a post-apocalyptic, limited time only anthology. Pick up your copy today and get lost in these tales of survival.             Amazon KU


With the threat of the rebels’ looming war, romance is the last thing on Tyonna’s mind. But as she prepares to set off on a mission, the new member to join her crew leaves her breathless. Nevrik is the most imposing and intimidating Scelk she has ever seen. After so many years pining over a male she cannot have, she’s stirred in the most unexpected fashion by Nevrik’s sharp tongue, intense gaze, and irreverent ways. Nevrik has loved Tyonna from the moment he laid eyes on her. When she rejected him four years ago, and in spite of her valid reasons to do so, it crushed him. Ever since, he’s been biding his time, lying in wait for the opportunity to claim his beautiful warrior queen. But in the most improbable turn of events, the rebels present him with a poisoned gift. Will Tyonna and Nevrik be forced to make the impossible choice between their love, their loyalty to the Vanguard, and their own moral obligations?     Amazon KU


I sign up for the Intergalactic Matchmaker Initiative to get a story. The elusive story about the only known alien planet in order to get my dream job. That’s it. But to go to Strorix, I need an alien match. It is the only way humans are allowed. My visit is temporary, though, because my career on Earth is the main focus of my life. Commander Rune isn’t interested in a bride. But by a twist of fate, we enter into a fake engagement. According to our contract, we have one month to decide if our match is compatible. Which means I have one month to get the story I need before we call things off and I return home. But like all things in my life, nothing goes as planned. Always the wallflower, Rune’s touch becomes something I crave, forcing me to question my priorities. Through my research, I learn hidden secrets about the relationship between the ed’ek and humans from the past. Which leads me to believe there’s more to this Matchmaker Initiative than I originally thought.     Amazon KU


One of them claimed me in the airlock. The other kidnapped me. Now I belong to both of them. Well, I will belong to both of them, but Khetar custom says that the Second gets to have his turn alone with me first. That means I’m going to be alone with Tschenkar. At least until I get pregnant. But Tschenkar makes me nervous. I’ve never done anything alone with him, and now he’s going to get me all to himself each and every night. For our “honeymoon,” Tschenkar and I were supposed to land together in the city. Instead, we crash-land in Eden’s frozen wilderness. [SNIP]… turns out we didn’t just crash. The Hive Mind glitched out. It failed. No one knows what happened, but it means all the Khetar packships are going to crash into Eden in the next few weeks. It also means the packs have no communications with each other. Or with us. I was an engineer before two alien kings claimed me as their own, and I make it my job to build a radio, even if Tschenkar doesn’t really think I can do it. The radio is the only thing that can re-establish communication between all the Khetar packs, and I barely finish it in time. It turns out that Khetar babies are ready to be born in just a couple of weeks, and I’m about to have four of them. So as soon as I get my radio working, the first message I’m sending to Thuliak is going to be: Our babies are coming! Get your teal butt down here!     Amazon KU


My world is savage. All I can count on is that one day I will die. On this blasted Earth, the strong conquer the weak and being vulnerable means preparing to die. Except I’ve already made myself vulnerable. To an orc, no less. As a physician, my skills are needed to treat these monsters in their constant wars. But when I treat Ur, there is more than savagery that beats in his heart. There is honor. And quiet nobility. I never thought in this twisted dystopia that one of these monsters would feel anything for me. That he’d protect me from others of their kind looking to befoul me. That I’d work with him to save his clan. But then I realized something life changing and it all made sense. See, I may as a physician be able to heal Ur’s physical wounds. But this giant monster is the only one who can heal my heart.      Amazon KU

FIRST CONTACT by Kaitlyn O’Connor

Alida had always wanted to be an astronaut. She thought the mission she was assigned to would make her mark in the history books. It did but not quite the way she had expected. Alida was stunned when she spotted the planet just drifting behind the sun’s corona, but she would’ve put it down to an illusion if not for the bogie that appeared directly behind the sighting. And the massive alien ship that appeared not far behind that. Commander Vulcan Aurelious was sent to determine the human threat. The one he found was one he hadn’t counted on.

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VS Note: Not listed as a romance. From APRIL 22

Love is a four-letter word. Edgy romantic suspense thriller, Enter the Upperground continues where The Lie That Binds leaves off. Ehra stumbles on a secret society of unmatched people passing as Omeo, even as her second-class status stymies her every turn. With her constant questions, “Uppergrounder” Hami challenges everything Ehra knows about the world and herself. Mamara’s increasing volatility and an unexpected death thrusts Ehra into uncertainty. She is further devastated by Hami’s dangerous declaration of love. When Ehra receives a message from her father that could upend Omeo society, she faces her own bridges of Madison County between the highlife with Hami and domestic playacting with Mamara. With everything on the line, what future will she choose for herself and her adopted daughter?      Amazon KU


VS Note: Not listed as a romance.

The luck stops here. A double-wide dose of action and misadventure, Rise & Converge follows Ehra’s transition into Jett as she starts a new life in the nation’s capital, Cleveland. Her subversive policy proposal gets all the wrong attention as it threatens to upend society’s inequities. And pressures of public life brought on by friendly fire strain her fragile new relationship to the breaking point. Plus, one wrong word could undo everything and thrust her back into a life of groveling and worse. Will she be able to hold her tongue and her house together without revealing her identity while she changes the world forever? To rise, first you must burn.      Amazon KU


Would you give your life for a love that lasts forever? ASHE – Bad genetics mean I’m destined to die young, so I’ve made a vow to never fall in love. After all, why give someone my heart when it’ll stop beating before I’m 30? But meeting Radu changes everything. He’s tall, dark, and mysterious, and oh so sexy. Breaking my vow and falling for him must be fate because he has secrets that could change my destiny—and give me what I thought I’d never have: true love, a family, and the chance to live forever. Would you betray your family to claim your one true mate? RADU – When my family left Daerr and sought refuge on planet Earth, my duty as the eldest son required that I follow the lead of the matriarch of the family who wanted to dictate all areas including finding a mate for me. Yet the moment I lay eyes on Ashe, I know she’s my one true mate, and I’d do anything to make her mine. She sets my heart on fire and entices me in a way no other human could. Claiming her is reckless because she doesn’t know who—or what—I really am. And when our love faces the ultimate test, I’ll be forced to make an unthinkable choice: save her life or our unborn child.     Amazon KU

DWALLI HEIR by Debra Dunbar

Blink Scrapwire will soon inherit a business empire—but only if her family doesn’t realize her father is already dead. Inheritance law among the Dwalli is complicated, which is why Blink has kept her father’s demise a secret for years. The plan is to lay low, to manage the black market and used parts trade from her home base and pretend her father is continuously off negotiating various business deals. It’s a plan that’s worked for years…until now. When Kye Cutterbolt and his brother walk into her parts shop, Blink finds herself wanting to do more than just lay low. A lucrative off-planet business deal throws Kye and Blink together and sparks fly, but getting close to the other Dwalli puts Blink’s future at risk. Will Kye discover her secret and betray her? Can Blink do the unthinkable and trust her heart?

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VS Note: Not listed as a romance.

Welcome to dystopian San Diego, year 2122. A devastating world war has imperiled life, creating shortages of food and people. As humans struggle to reproduce, a rise in child kidnappings requires the talents of detectives like Keira Kincaid to solve. When the baby of a high-ranking government official gets abducted, Keira’s work on the case begins to provide clues to the disappearance of her girlfriend, Blaise, a federal agent. Soon Keira finds herself at the convergence of multiple criminal organizations, government officials, and environmental activists. The stakes get higher and the ramifications for national security grow deeper. Aiding her is a supernatural ability she keeps hidden that brings her into contact with a covert group of people who enlist Keira to help them manifest a better way of life moving forward.    Amazon KU

RAZOR STRIKE by Lee Sarpel

Eight years ago, Harbor Corporation hired Trez as one of its Strikers, cybernetically outfitted commandos who carry out high-risk missions to advance the company’s semi-public corporate wars. It should have been the perfect job for an adrenaline junkie: break into the opposition’s building, dispatch the guards, find the target, do whatever the higher-ups demand. But Trez can’t cope with the violence anymore. She also can’t afford to retire any time soon. Her hapless father owes money to the Makos, the most powerful crime ring in the city-state of Portland. If Trez can’t pay off his debt, the Makos will expose Trez’s carefully hidden past misdeeds to her employer. Forget being out of a job: she’ll be jailed for life if Harbor doesn’t eliminate her first. Luckily, her longtime friend, colleague, and onetime fling Eric is determined to help her fix her problems. Can Trez swallow her pride, navigate mob politics, evade a colony of robot iguanas, and face down an anarchist cell before the life she’s built for herself crumbles?       Amazon      Kobo


My life wasn’t great. I worked too much, and I had zero fun. All I wanted to do was escape and start over. One night the universe decided to grant me my wish. It should have been a good thing, right? Wrong. My brand new adventure, one that I spent my entire life wishing for, happened because I got abducted by an alien. I mean, the alien is really, really hot and sexy, but still. And that’s not even touching on the fact that he keeps calling me his mate.      Amazon KU

STALKER (CYBORG RANGERS SERIES BOOK 3) by Clarissa Lake and Christine Myers

Stalker Knight is one of six Cyborg Marine Rangers who have returned to Earth to bring law and order back to North America West after an interstellar war left Earth in ruins. Each of the team members hopes to find their one genetic mate.
Stalker finds his mate when he pulls the pilot from a plane shot down before it explodes. Neely Albert, a former prostitute turned smuggler, is not impressed when Stalker announces that she is his genetic mate. However, her smuggling days are over with the loss of her flyer. Neely is worried that the overlord will make her pay for the weapons. The big cyborg ranger talks her into going to California to help him with reconnaissance in L.A. in preparation for rebuilding. Neely sees it as her way out, but she also can’t deny her intense attraction to Stalker. Once Neely agrees to go west with him, Stalker can just let nature take its course. He is pleasantly surprised by how capable she is of helping him.       Amazon KU


Neither here nor there, but long ago . . . Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land—at the cost of sacrificing all jinn. With no choice but to obey or be executed, Loulie journeys with the sultan’s oldest son to find the artifact. Aided by her bodyguard, who has secrets of his own, they must survive ghoul attacks, outwit a vengeful jinn queen, and confront a malicious killer from Loulie’s past. And, in a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything—her enemy, her magic, even her own past—is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Grizzly shifter Desi Mitchell is ready to settle down and start a family. As a former security expert for the United States military, he’s starting his own security firm just in time as frenzied treasure hunters from the Famous Race take over the town and bring a rash of weird happenings. He’s watching out for the residents, including sexy new bookstore owner, Kora Meredith. His bear wants to claim her as his fated mate. She wants him to secure her home tighter than Fort Knox and get lost. Kora is converting the hundred-year-old brothel into a bookstore to help forget her past. Staying busy helps soothe her chaotic mind—a mind that won’t let her have a relationship, or grand adventures, or go to the store somedays. She tries to deter Desi when he insists on helping her. She resists when he swears they are fated mates. But the clues lead them to a treasure neither of them was expecting. And danger threatens to push Kora over the edge. Can they find what they’re looking for before it’s too late?     Amazon KU


Purebred lion twins Archer and Gunner have been running the Cider Falls Garage for three years, since they were exiled from their pride for wanting to share a mate. They can’t wait to find their truemate and start the next chapter of their lives. They just hope she won’t mind being loved by two possessive, protective lions. Cougar-tiger hybrid Willow Ezarra has been on the run since she was sixteen and shifted into a tiger with odd coloring, sending her purebred-only cougar pride into a rage. It’s not her fault that her mother had a tryst with a tiger and hid it from everyone—even her!—or that her pride tried to kill her on sight. She’s so tired of running, of hiding. When she hears about a town where hybrids are welcome, she doesn’t believe it until she steps foot in Cider Falls and discovers the truth for herself. What she finds in Cider Falls is not only a place to finally call home, but a place where she finds love with twin lions. The only problem? Her pride turned her in to the Federal Shifter Alliance seven years ago and she’s on their most-wanted list. Can the Cider Falls alpha and her mates keep her safe or will she lose her new home and her freedom?      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Ariana went home to visit her cousins and meet her goddaughter for the first time. She didn’t expect to find out her childhood friend was marrying the town’s mean girl. On her way to show him proof that his fiancée isn’t who he thinks, she is stopped by the sexiest and most stubborn man on the planet. The groom’s best man. If only she could focus on her mission instead of how handsome and strong the guy is. Fierce, wolf shifter entrepreneur, takes his friendships seriously. So when his college buddy asks him to be the best man at his wedding, Fierce refuses to let anyone mess up the big day. Especially not a beautiful woman intent on stopping the wedding. She’s in for a surprise. Fierce isn’t one to back off. Keeping the beautiful Ari from ruining the nuptials isn’t as hard as keeping his hands off her. After all, it’s nearly impossible when she’s his mate. It appears that someone else in the town wants the wedding to go on after a failed attempt on Ari’s life. The culprit seems obvious. But assumptions, they will find out, can get you hurt. If Fierce doesn’t wise up quickly, not even his wolf will be able to save their mate from the force plotting to kill her.       Amazon KU


Rachel Sanford spent so much of her life taking care of her ailing mother that she never had much of a chance to live. When Gerri Wilder introduces her to the idea of lion shifters, alien planets, and fated romance, Rachel figures, why not? Too bad she wasn’t prepared to find the most handsome man in the form of Arkoni! Arkoni is a lion shifter alpha, leader of the Shining Rock Pride on Nova Aurora. Stoic and melancholy, he soon comes out of his shell to romance the heart of the mesmerizing earth woman. Rachel lights a fire inside of him that he never knew possible, and soon he’s about to do whatever it takes to win her over. Together, they navigate their blossoming romance and attempt to solve a mystery that includes sabotage and assassination attempts. Can they figure it all out in time, or will Rachel decide that life on Earth was much easier?     Amazon KU


Ivan Lockhart’s life tangles with the Deveraux witches yet again when he’s summoned to their ancestral manor in Paris. But when Ivan reaches the City of Lights, he brings demons of his own. His deceased brother, Viktor, haunts him now as much as he did in life. A rift breaks between the mightiest families of hybrid warlocks. The Drakens and the Ursa Clan, dragon and bear shapeshifters, fight to win dominance over the magic world. And now, more than ever, their relevancy is at stake, as the most powerful Deveraux witch there ever was returns from the grave.      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Warrior Ryn Weaver is the Savior of Kaldor. But the enemy still lurks in the shadows of the city. The traitor is still at large and sits in the center of a web of intrigue waiting for the moment to act. Dagan Drake, Tribunal Mage, and Ryn’s Pair, discovers that an enemy from his past has escaped their prison and is working with the traitor against him. When the traitor is discovered and the final battle has begun, will the old enemy survive to take its revenge against the city? Or will Ryn and Dagan survive to clear out the nest of traitors once and for all?     Amazon KU


Amy and Ambrose are back with their final case…can they catch the killer before it’s too late?

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In a previous life, I had run from it, and that choice was the death of me. That mistake went down in history, becoming a story that haunted my people for centuries. I won’t run this time. I’ve regrouped, collected my allies, and sheltered my people. Now, I go hunting. I can’t rest until my people are safe. I can’t stop until the ones we lost are avenged. Standing beside me, always, is Raphael, Warlord of the Cambions. I need his support now more than ever because the weight on my shoulders is heavier than I have ever been forced to carry.     Amazon KU


Being in tech time-out totally sucks. Hector Gonzales knew the danger when he hacked the magic grid to marry it with human technology. He’d never imagined this system crash: A total tech suspension while the tradition-bound supe council reviews his case. He’s reduced to running errands for his friends, and seriously? How had people survived before GPS? Then several wrong turns—thank you so much, stupid paper map—lead him to a remote burger joint. And when he spots the cute guy behind the counter? His wolf wakes up and howls You have arrived at your destination. Getting fired—again—totally sucks. Rafi Abbas tries to give customers what they want, he really does. However, when he gets distracted by the lovely man with the gorgeous brown skin, he screws up another customer’s order and his boss fires him on the spot. With no money, no job, and soon nowhere to live, Rafi has no business saying yes when the lovely man asks him out. But something about Hector whispers homeObeying the Secrecy Pact totally sucks. To keep the supe community safe, werewolves cannot partner romantically with humans. That rule has been programmed into Hector since he was a pup. But as the day slides from bad to worse to are-you-freaking-kidding-me, Hector sees the moratorium for what it is: ridiculous and outdated. For Rafi, he’s willing to challenge the status quo. After all, things can’t very well get worse than worst. Right?     Amazon


After a close encounter of the hotspot kind, Nadine’s paws are full figuring out how to feed her thirsty vampire of a brother, trying to convince the CDC she actually can be a shapeshifter infected with the lycanthropy virus, and dodging the pack of crazy women out for her blood—or her brother’s body. She’s not sure if they want her or her brother, but she doesn’t want to find out.Nadine knows one thing for certain: her backwater town is too small for everybody coming to pay her family of two a visit. Maybe she doesn’t have a male platypus’s venomous spurs, but she’s ready to put up a fight to protect her brother, and not even the sexy plaid-clad stranger strutting his stuff is going to lure her away from home. Assuming she’ll be given a choice in the matter is only the first of her mistakes.

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I got expelled and now i’m stuck in a reaper’s prison. If I try to escape, a demon will hunt me down and demand my soul. And my mate isn’t making things easy here. We have to attend school to change our behavior, or remain here forever, but he’s breaking every single rule. I can’t stay here. I have to make things right, even if it means I’ll be a demon’s slave forever.     Amazon KU


I’ve been with bad girls before, but this is a whole new level of messed up, even for me. Because she’s a demon. As in, one of Satan’s minions, demon. Try as I might, I can’t seem to fight the attraction I have for her, even though I know what she truly is. And apparently, she can see right through me and uses my conflicting feelings to tease and torture me with my own lust. Then when I think of getting her under me, I don’t know if I want to strangle or kiss her. Perhaps both. Even in a do-or-die situation, she treats the world as her own personal amusement park. Life is her own twisted game, one I am now caught up in. So, how did I go from wanting to destroy her to needing to protect her? And how do I keep myself safe when, because of her, I’m in the firing line too? They say lust is one of the seven deadly sins. I should be strong enough to resist her. But somehow, she uses this sin against me. And the control I’ve trained so hard to maintain comes apart with one simple press of her body against mine. Even if I burn in Hell for my desire, at least I know she’ll still be there.   AmazonKU


Matt Gardner was so ridiculously rude to me when I first met him. In fact, it was hate at first sight.  I was stuck in a small town in Texas that I’d never been to…And forced to ask for help from Matt who happened to be a wolf shifter. Matt was everything I wished my ex had been. The same ex that stole my advertising work and ran away. It was my search for him that brought me to Pleasant Valley. Falling in love with my new enemy wasn’t a part of my plan. But the way Matt held me while I cried on his shoulder told me everything I needed to know about him. I knew that he would protect me when my ex tried to destroy my life again. He would bring me back if I was taken. I knew that Matt was the love of my life…But was he going to be able to save me in time for us to be together?   AmazonKU

MADDIE (VAMPIRES IN WONDERLAND BOOK 1) by  Candace Robinson and Amber R Duell

She’s a mad hatter. He’s a loyal brother. Together they must survive a world steeped in blood. Maddie has been trying to rescue her sister from the Queen of Hearts’ prison for two years. When her last hope to infiltrate the palace fails, Maddie is left with no choice but to join forces with a sexy man from outside of Wonderland. Noah’s life has become a repetitive cycle ever since breaking up with his long-time girlfriend. But then his sister, Alice, arrives at his doorstep sporting a new pair of fangs. Noah vows to cure her, even if it means sacrificing himself. Tensions rise when the Queen of Hearts threatens to take down Maddie and Noah’s sisters, putting both their worlds in peril. They must combine their strengths to bring their enemy to her knees and protect their hearts … or risk losing them. Maddie is the first in a series of sizzling romance, sexy vampires, and devious villains.   AmazonKU


When Marlow House reopens as a bed and breakfast, one of its first guests is Danielle’s former mother-in-law, who Danielle has not talked to since moving to Oregon. The mother-in-law brings with her one of the country’s top mediums. Or as Danielle calls him, one of the country’s top con-men.

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Following the trail of a dismembered corpse, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji arrive at the gates of Yi City: an old, abandoned town shrouded in mist and restless spirits. A fiendish foe awaits them in the shadows, heralding a tale of heartbreak and tragedy. When the mysterious corpse’s identity is finally revealed, the hunt for its killer plunges Wei Wuxian back into the depths of the cultivation world’s politics, where he must keep his enemies close and Lan Wangji even closer.

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Despite our best efforts, my devoted monstrous men and I have fallen into the clutches of one of our most powerful enemies. But the demon strikes a deal with me—our safety in exchange for my cooperation in a mysterious scheme. It turns out he wants me to tap into magical powers more vile than the brutality I’ve faced from his kind. With my family and the men I’ve fallen for on the line, playing along may be my only chance at survival. But as we search for a way to win our freedom for good, the danger grows greater by the day. I’m running out of options. To defeat the villains who want to claim me, will I have to turn into one myself?     Amazon KU


Playboy archangel, Raphael is determined to forget the sexy rockstar he met in Hawaii. With the new threat of being mated hanging over his head, it would be better if he just stayed in heaven. Yet, fate keeps bringing them together. Isabella has it all; fame, success, and two Emmys on her mantle. Guilt from a mistake in her youth forced her to agree to marry her ex when she turned thirty-five. Something she was willing to do, until she met Raphael just weeks before the deadline. His green eyes and soul-destroying kisses take her breath away. When she finds out what he is, Isabella has to make a life-destroying decision, but Raphael is determined to make her his.

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HAVEN’S FALL (REBEL MAGE BOOK 2) by Elizabeth Schlecter

Still reeling from his final encounter with the Elders, Matthias finally reaches the promised safety of Haven. There, he is met with suspicion and accusations, learning too late that the new world he’s entered is built on as many illusions and lies as the world he’s left behind, and that the safe home he’s been searching for isn’t safe after all. When all the illusions come crashing down, and Matthias barely escapes with his life and his friends, he finds himself going back to the start—and finds himself one step closer to the truth.     Amazon KU

HIS DARK EMBRACE by Amanda Ashley

Skylynn “Sky” McNamara O’Brien has returned to Vista Verde, California. But instead of it being a happy return, she has come to her childhood home in sadness to bury her beloved grandfather. And to top it all off, her older brother is missing. With no one to lean on, Sky turns to her childhood crush and neighbor, the mysterious Kaiden Thorne. The obsessive crush of her childhood still lives across the street and wow, is hotter, more handsome, and just as desirable as ever. When Kaiden sees the beautiful, desirable woman Sky has become, he can’t control the bloodlust he feels for her. When a simple kiss gets out of control and Kaiden draws just a taste of Sky’s blood from a nick on her lip, all he can think of is making Sky his for eternity. The biggest problem will be if his beloved Sky can accept the man—the vampire—he is. Sky can either save him or destroy him. Kaiden must be sure her love for him is stronger than her fear of what he is. Once Sky commits to Kaiden, there will be no turning back. She will be his forever.     AmazonKU


As Rune Saint John grapples with the challenges of assuming the Sun Throne, a powerful barrier appears around New Atlantis’s famed rejuvenation center. But who could have created such formidable magic . . . what do they want from the immortality clinic . . . and what remains of the dozens trapped inside? Though Rune and his lifelong bodyguard Brand are tasked with investigating the mysterious barrier, Rune is also busy settling into his new life at court. Claiming his father’s throne has irrevocably thrown him into the precarious world of political deception, and he must secure relationships with newfound allies in time to keep his growing found family safe. His relationship with his lover, Addam Saint Nicholas, raises additional political complications they must navigate. But he and Brand soon discover that the power behind the barrier holds a much more insidious, far-reaching threat to his family, to his people, and to the world. Now, the rulers of New Atlantis must confront an enemy both new and ancient as the flow of time itself is drawn into the conflict. And as Rune finds himself inexorably drawn back to the fall of his father’s court and his own torture at the hands of masked conspirators, the secrets that he has long guarded will be dragged into the light—changing the Sun Throne, and New Atlantis, forever.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Myra has spent years hiding—in servitude of the now imprisoned Queen Amelia, and from a lineage she never wanted. Now that she is freed from Amelia’s clutches, Myra is ready for a new start, but the echoes of the past, and the truth of who she is—a direct descendant of Stula, the goddess of death—will only disrupt the peace she wants to find in the kingdom of Oxare. The kingdom is beautiful, as is the handsome prince Alvis and though his offer to join him at the Golden Palace is tempting, Myra is determined to make her own way. But when a life on her own becomes too difficult, Myra is forced to accept Alvis’ offer and lands in the thick of a plot to free Queen Amelia. To keep the entire realm and her people safe, Myra and Alvis must find out who among the Golden Palace court is the betrayer before Amelia escapes. But with each passing day Myra feels her connection to Alvis growing stronger, and her past continues to haunt her. Can they protect the kingdom and each other, before Amelia takes her revenge and Alvis finds out the truth?      Amazon     Kobo


Anyone else ever thrown a drink at someone’s head, only to miss entirely and hit a stranger behind them? Then have that stranger fall madly in love with you because it turned out that drink you threw was a love potion? No, just me? Well damn. Dealing with a pirate ship full of demons that just moved into town was hard enough. Now on top of it, I have to convince a werewolf that I’m not his fated mate, he’s just drugged. Easier said than done. Though I have to say, having a gorgeous man show up and do all of your chores while telling you you’re beautiful isn’t the worst thing to happen to a girl.     Amazon KU


Wild child Isidora Avramov is a thrill chaser, adept demon summoner, and—despite the whole sexy-evil-sorceress vibe—also a cuddly animal lover. When she’s not designing costumes and new storylines for the Arcane Emporium’s haunted house, Issa’s nursing a secret, conflicted dream of ditching her family’s witchy business to become an indie fashion designer in her own right.  But when someone starts sabotaging the celebrations leading up to this year’s Beltane festival with dark, dangerous magic, a member of the rival Thorn family gets badly hurt—throwing immediate suspicion on the Avramovs. To clear the Avramov name and step up for her family when they need her the most, Issa agrees to serve as a co-investigator, helping none other than Rowan Thorn get to the bottom of things. Rowan is the very definition of lawful good, so tragically noble and by-the-book he makes Issa’s teeth hurt. In accordance with their families’ complicated history, he and Issa have been archenemies for years and have grown to heartily loathe each other. But as the unlikely duo follow a perplexing trail of clues to a stunning conclusion, Issa and Rowan discover how little they really know each other… and stumble upon a maddening attraction that becomes harder to ignore by the day.

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A supernatural detective goes undercover to catch a predator… love was never part of the plan.
Being a new homeowner is nothing like Aaron Honeywell imagined. Instead of unpacking and decorating, he’s suddenly dodging grabby fox shifters and getting a crash course in the supernatural world. And his teacher is none other than a drop-dead sexy werewolf who seems to want him too. But he’s sworn to put Aaron’s safety above everything else, including their desires. Merritt Slate loves his job. Usually. It’s just hard to remember why when the detective is stuck undercover in suburbia to catch a predator powerful enough to abduct werewolves. He won’t let an innocent person get caught in the crossfire, so protecting Aaron is more important than his feelings, no matter what his wolf thinks. But the threats lurking outside their cozy street are getting closer to home. Kidnapping shifters is just the beginning of a sinister magical plot that may require Aaron’s help to succeed… whether he’s willing to provide it or not. Can the werewolf protect his heart or will evil forces shatter it forever?     Amazon KU

RAZZMATAZZ: A NOVEL by Christopher Moore

San Francisco, 1947. Bartender Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin and the rest of the Cookie’s Coffee Irregulars—a ragtag bunch of working mugs last seen in Noir—are on the hustle: they’re trying to open a driving school; shanghai an abusive Swedish stevedore; get Mable, the local madam, and her girls to a Christmas party at the State Hospital without alerting the overzealous head of the S.F.P.D. vice squad; all while Sammy’s girlfriend, Stilton (a.k.a. the Cheese), and her “Wendy the Welder” gal pals are using their wartime shipbuilding skills on a secret project that might be attracting the attention of some government Men in Black. And, oh yeah, someone is murdering the city’s drag kings and club owner Jimmy Vasco is sure she’s next on the list and wants Sammy to find the killer. Meanwhile, Eddie “Moo Shoes” Shu has been summoned by his Uncle Ho to help save his opium den from Squid Kid Tang, a vicious gangster who is determined to retrieve a priceless relic: an ancient statue of the powerful Rain Dragon that Ho stole from one of the fighting tongs forty years earlier. And if Eddie blows it, he just might call down the wrath of that powerful magical creature on all of Fog City.

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VS Note: you know me and these time travel/second chance kind of stories! I put it on my TBR list.

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad:  the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?      Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo

TWIN CROWNS by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

Wren Greenrock has always known that one day she would steal her sister’s place in the palace. Trained from birth to return to the place of her parents’ murder and usurp the only survivor, she will do anything to rise to power and protect the community of witches she loves. Or she would, if only a certain palace guard wasn’t quite so distractingly attractive, and if her reckless magic didn’t have a habit of causing trouble…Princess Rose Valhart knows that with power comes responsibility. Marriage into a brutal kingdom awaits, and she will not let a small matter like waking up in the middle of the desert in the company of an extremely impertinent (and handsome) kidnapper get in the way of her royal duty. But life outside the palace walls is wilder and more beautiful than she ever imagined, and the witches she has long feared might turn out to be the family she never knew she was missing. Two sisters separated at birth and raised into entirely different worlds are about to get to know each other’s lives a whole lot better. But as coronation day looms closer and they each strive to claim their birthright, the sinister Kingsbreath, Willem Rathborne, becomes increasingly determined that neither will succeed. Who will ultimately rise to power and wear the crown?

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VS Note: From FEB 15

Percy finds herself in the unexpected position of being soul matched to a royal princess. All upon their 18th birthday must submit a sample of their blood for soul match testing. Half-witch Percy Flores never imagined for one moment that she would be matched to a royal. Vampire Princess Selene Borealis is less than pleased with her soul match, but with a mysterious enemy threatening her future throne, the lower class Percy might be her only hope.     Amazon KU


His Tiger wants to claim her, but she wants to reveal his secret. The Shifter Council of New York City has announced a warning to all its citizens. Danger is lurking on the horizon, and now more than ever, the supernatural community must work to keep their secret. With increasing reports from normals of supernatural activity in the Big Apple, their entire existence is at risk. Trench Tora is and Enforcer for the Island Stripe Pride. When his Neta sends him to investigate a vlogger claiming to have seen a man turn into a dog, he doesn’t expect to be attracted to the curvy beauty. More than that. He thinks she’s his mate. Bria Grotto is trying to make a name for herself among the millions of paranormal investigators out there by investigating claims of the supernatural in the big city. Just when she thinks she caught her big break, Bria finds herself hunted by the very creatures she means to catch on camera. Should she trust the big, sexy stranger who comes to her rescue? Even if it means giving up her prize footage?       Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Are memories enough to warm his frozen heart? When Niels Orson is summoned home to attend his grandfather’s funeral, he isn’t prepared to see the one person who could upset his whole life. Edie Battista. His fated mate. Beautiful as ever, the mayor of Aster Village and owner of Battista Bakery has blossomed into a striking woman. Sassy and curvy, she is every Bear’s dream. Even if her welcome is less than cordial. Not that he blames her. In and out, that’s his plan. But Niels is met with a few surprises from the old man’s last will and testament. He must take steps to claim ownership of the small New Jersey village, or it will be sold to a ruthless developer. Can Niels save the town and claim his mate? Or will he become the ice man everyone thinks he is?     Amazon KU


What if you could be young again? Would it be a dream come true or truly a nightmare? For Sybelle, the youngest of the Balazova sisters, awakening on the parallel world of Eleutia is no delight. From experiencing near suffocation to changes in her flesh, Eleutia seems a strange and hostile place, though the world itself feels oddly familiar. Her resonance with The Kestrel, the mysterious leader of the CastOuts, only increases her bewilderment, as does the appearance of Mother Tree. As Mother pulls Sybi into her orbit, the controlling Alchemics tighten their noose on Eleutia. War is brewing—no longer will Eleutia’s symbiotic animal clans tolerate the Alchemic strictures. Could Sybelle be the fulcrum fated to avoid destruction and save this strange world? Or is she merely a pawn to be used by the Alchemics in their battle for supremacy? Worse, will Sybi’s tug-of-war ultimately destroy her, the sisters she adores, and the man who has come to mean the world to her. Or will she ascend, triumphant, and save all she holds dear?       Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


What would it take to simply give up? Barely nothing. Matthew “Red” Carter’s life had been over since his mate had returned to be the tiger prince he was born to be. The mate Red would never–could never–measure up to. His life had been over since he was seventeen, and Bodhi’s was a bright spark that was just beginning. It would have been simple had Bodhi agreed. But Bodhi had other ideas. Stolen as a newborn cub, Bodhi had only ever learned to hide. Hide from those that would hurt him, and hide from himself. Bodhi knew Red was his mate, bound by loss and facing a future neither wanted, maybe the time was right for another lesson? The only weapon he had was love, but this fight wasn’t one he was prepared to lose.      Amazon KU      AB


Kayleigh Sheppard is up for advancement at her law firm against her rival, her best friend, and her greatest regret. But promotion isn’t the biggest shake-up on the day that her teenage daughter abruptly changes into a hare! Matteo Ricci is the perfect gentleman and will never admit how much he pines for his coworker Kayleigh…until his hand is forced when he suddenly turns into a mountain lion and scares her into a rosebush. Can two competitors with a sudden new shapeshifting secret turn their friendship into something more?     Amazon KU


Fate is the cruel mistress who crumbled my entire world. Hidden truths have surfaced, and I’m forced to question some of the people closest to me. Instead of turning into the shadow form of a demon, I’m a wolf shifter with the same dark fur as my enemies. My fated mate, a sexy silver wolf, should be standing by my side as we face a frightening new enemy, but he was kidnapped along with four other shifters. Saving them could cost my life, but it’ll bring me closer to finding out who… or rather what I am and why I’m being hunted. Everything is falling apart, but I’ll do anything to protect my mate and my newfound family… because sometimes, the price of love is the inevitable fall.   AmazonKU


Welcome to Parsons Where the Ghosts Are Burly and Tattooed and the Witches Commune With the Dead – Kacie Thatcher likes to use her powers to speak to the dead and pad her wallet at the same time. However, when she’s called back to her hometown to settle her estranged dead sister’s affairs, she discovers a world of enchantment and murder. While not wanting to stay, one herbal potion witch, a fae, and her dead sister’s familiar, a crayon kitty, persuade her to remain in town. A muscular and bald ghost also implores her to stay and help him where her dead sister left off. When a murder occurs in the mostly serene town, the local Sheriff calls on Kacie to help. Her sister assisted him before and he feels Kacie may be able to as well. But does Kacie want to be involved? Is a murder investigation and a burly ghost too much for the young witch? Or, over the course of the series, will she find her the true meaning of friendship and love while battling against an evil force.   AmazonKU


It takes a wolf to break a wolf. (And to humble a vampire prince.) Pack master Henry Riker has his hands full with the men of the house of Maddox. Will has the world’s worst craving. He can try to fight it. He can try to control it. He will fail. William’s hunger is everything. To fulfill it, he will stop at nothing. He will sacrifice anything. Master will become jailer. Family will become enemy. Love will be just another useless thing he cannot consume. But Maddox has no intention of giving up on his boy. Every good king knows when to recruit new generals. Enter the pack master, the very last of his kind still presiding over a functioning werewolf pack. William is about to learn some manners, wolf style. If that weren’t enough work for one wolf, it soon becomes apparent that Will is not the only troublemaker who needs handling. Lorien also catches the pack master’s attention. And perhaps even his affection. But the arrogant vampire prince must first be humbled if he is to be loved.   AmazonKU


Tate is not the sort of neighbor you can ignore. Especially when he walks around half naked for all the world to see. I can’t help that I got a weak spot for bad boys. But that was before I became a single mom, and I’m not so weak anymore. Besides, Tate lights my temper without even trying, and I swear he enjoys teasing me. Well, two can play at that game, and I think it’s time someone teaches him a lesson. My friends tell me that I’m playing with fire, that I don’t know how dangerous Tate truly is. But I’m not scared of a little heat between neighbors. But there’s something different about Tate that I can’t put my finger on, and I’m determined to find out what it is. Even if it means getting burned.     Amazon KU


Who is the Jack of Wolves? Kasia’s cards never lie . . .And all her readings warn of mortal danger. Hunted by the Order of the Black Sun, she flees to a remote manor house in Kvengard. But evil has come to the city. Children are going missing. Ghostly figures haunt the grounds at night. Can she use her newfound powers to discover the truth before it’s too late? At the Arx, Alexei is investigating the abductions. The case leads him down ever darker paths—and towards both his brother and the woman he yearns for. An ancient text on alchemy holds the keys to solving the mystery, if the Order doesn’t find them both first. Meanwhile, the Nightmage Malach promised to help Nikola reach the witches of Dur-Athaara, but letting her go demands that he renounce his selfish nature. A man with one foot in light and the other in deepest shadow, Malach’s choice will have consequences for them all.       Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Brand: A pansexual college surfer dude looking for love in all the wrong places. Gage: A mysterious goth with something to hide who will do anything to keep what’s his. When they meet at a party, there’s an instant attraction but between Gage’s dominant hunger and Brand’s need to submit to him… the fire may be all-consuming. ..a standalone MM vampire/human romance featuring lots of spice.

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First there are the nightmares. Then, there’s the violence. Next, the loss of control. Lastly, death.
Evan’s return after six months comes with a dark secret he won’t share, leaving a rift in his relationship with Jazmine. When his long-lost brother, who may present another hurdle for the pair, comes knocking, the couple’s reunion becomes even rockier. However, he isn’t the only one withholding deadly information. Jazmine kept a busy life during Evan’s departure, including joining a dangerous, fighting task force. However, her new job might cost her life when she and her teammates are afflicted with a dream curse. When Jazmine’s affliction begins to show signs of progression, Evan and Jazmine must face secrets that could test their relationship. With the clock running, the two must race to find out who is behind the possible curse before time runs out. When your dreams can literally kill you, where can you escape?      Amazon


Magical Protector Cary Redmond has not been enjoying her test year. Discovering she absorbs magic, figuring out how to release that magic, and dealing with enemies from her past regularly complicates her life. Her seventh year has been overflowing with Trouble. And way too many demons and vampires. Now, with only two months left to go, Cary must face her greatest enemy again. Not to stop him. But to protect him. Family squabbles suck. And when they involve demons, chances of realm destruction are high. Cary will need all the help she can get in this epic stand against the forces of evil. Because if she can’t stop the demons this time…Her world will burn.

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Amphitrite has always lived in the shadows of her sisters, but the shadows are where she does her best work. Living two lives was always easy enough for the Goddess; from being a pirate ship captain chasing secrets instead of gold to an upstanding government official. She has worked alongside her spies and sirens for centuries, guarding both the sea and Halcyon. But a war has started against the Titans, and the darkness taking over the sea is now more than she can handle alone. West Murphy has been the golden heir all his life, making selfish choices and surrounding himself with disposable people. That was until the night an act of violence forever changed his life. Now, feeling betrayed by everyone he knows, he considers himself a hollow shell of a man with no true purpose. Until a tsunami changes the tides of his fate forever. This is book two in the “Reign of Goddesses” series. To truly enjoy book two, it is recommended that you read book one.     Amazon KU


Waking up undead was just the start of my bad night. This night is going from bad to worse. My roommate is dead. My sexy neighbor, who I’ve never worked up the guts to talk to before, is standing in my living room. I have a gold amulet I just stole from the museum hidden in my pocket. Oh, and I’m dead… or undead? All the myths about vampires, were-wolves, and the like? Turns out, all true. My sexy neighbor claims I’m a vampire now. I don’t quite believe him, but then again, he turned into a coyote in front of me. Jackal, whatever. Plus, you know, my new fangs. Oh, did I mention my sexy neighbor is an ex-cop? And his cop buddies just knocked down my door. I’m pretty sure this night can’t get any worse… I’m probably wrong.      Amazon     Kobo


Nightingale Goodweather has a secret. Ten years ago, Gale and her brother Hawk were abandoned in the woods as their village starved. They returned as heroes, children used by God to slay the witch who had cursed their land. What Gale has never told anyone is that her soul was corrupted by magic during her time with the witch. She’s never wavered from her vow to turn her back on that tempting power, but when a new curse arises, spreading sickness and death, Gale realizes she’ll need to stretch the limits of her faith and defy the laws of the land to fight magic with magic. If she wants to save her people and become the true hero she’s always wished to be, she’ll have to risk her soul and her life… and enlist the help of the last person in the world she ever wished to speak to again.      Amazon     Kobo


Brighid – I’ve loved Hunter since the day we met. Now I’ve seen a vision of our past together — long before that day in first grade. But Hunter doesn’t believe my vision, and my feelings for him have made things complicated. And that was before his band got its big break. Now, every step he takes toward superstardom feels like he’s leaving me further behind. Hunter – At 15, I was cut adrift, my mother gone, my father casting me aside. The only things that matter to me are my guitar and my best friend, Brighid, who’s always been there for me. But she had this dream, and now she thinks we belong together, as more than friends. Even before my band started taking off, I knew I couldn’t belong with anyone — especially not her. I have to keep her safe, even when what I’m keeping her safe from is me. Two best friends. Two soulmates. A rock-and-roll dream becoming reality, and a romantic dream evaporating in the heat of the spotlight. Bringing both their dreams together in a happily-ever-after could require divine intervention.     Amazon KU


VS Note: From April 15.

When my prince vanishes in an attempt to rescue his sister’s heart from the Lands Below, I have to go after him. It’s what any woman would do for the man she’d been raised to marry. Besides, rescuing the prince should be enough to finally force the king to agree to the union my parents have been planning since I was born. But the frozen Lands Below are nothing like I expected. And Rowan, the brilliant and bitter sentry who’s now my only hope of finding my way back to the Worlds Above, possesses strange, terrifying magic that’s made him an outcast. Even in the land of monsters. And the worst part is, I’m starting to like him.     Amazon KU


Rayne completed her secret mission in Cairncliff, but her return to the island kingdom of Valgros feels anything but triumphant. Desperate for answers about her own past, Rayne agrees to let the dragon Doshir pose as her healer and accompany her to her home kingdom where she will search for evidence of Doshir’s mother while he probes the shops and orphanages for clues from her hidden ancestry. Doshir hasn’t left Cairncliff in generations, but his mother’s last message left him no choice. She’s vanished somewhere in the misty recesses of Valgros, leaving Doshir to search for her while somehow avoiding the attention of the Valgros authorities. And trying to ignore his growing attraction to the mysterious, fiery Rayne, a woman who has made it perfectly clear that she’s only helping Doshir in exchange for information of her own. But Valgros is a deadly kingdom for magical creatures, and one misstep could cost both dragons everything.     Amazon KU


Surviving in the fae realm is not for the faint of heart. Lana learns this the hard way when Dolphina Darling, cult leader and time-traveling vampire witch extraordinaire, forces her through the portal before the next Bedlam Moon. Determined to protect herself and her twins, Lana finds herself alone in the woods, cold, barefoot, and unable to use her magic. Things only go downhill from there…On her first night in Bedlam, Lana is violently attacked by a cruel fae and left for dead. To her surprise, her screams reach the ears of Finian “Finn” Drake, the Luna fae who owns these woods. Finn rushes to her aid and ends up helping Lana in more ways than one. He becomes her guide through the woods, her personal magic tutor, and a middleman between her and the three kings of Bedlam, the very men who can help Lana discover what became of her mom and grant her immortality…As Finn and Lana walk through the woods for months, they face exhaustion, wild beasts, a painful curse, and the undeniable wave of forbidden attraction between them. But when Lana’s barter with the three kings costs her everything, she’s left stranded in a strange castle, and Finn has to make a tough decision: Should he risk going to Earth to recruit Lana’s vampire mates? Will they even believe his version of events? And how will they convince the four kings to give Lana up when they think she’s the best candidate for the role of the High Queen?     Amazon KU


VS Note: Re-release of a Vella serial.

One of the scariest vampires in Midnight Harbor loves me. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’m not going to look too closely at it. Not when secrets are coming out about my past and a rival vampire is hellbent on not only possessing me, but my sister too. If I want to survive the secrets and plotting, I’m going to need Bran Duval by my side. Having him in my bed is just a bonus. NOTE: Hot Vampire Next Door is first and foremost a Kindle Vella serial. This version is a boxset of season three episodes and contains episodes 34-53. The story is considered ongoing and does not have a scheduled end date. You can expect high heat, lots of twists, and a vampire who realizes he might be a little more protective of his little mouse than he first realized.      Amazon KU

WILLING (THE UN SERIES BOOK 1) by Izzy Sweet and Sean Moriarty

All my life I’ve been running from a monster. Afraid he’ll catch me and doom me to eternal damnation. Born with a mark declaring I’m one of the few women in the world that can be turned into a vampire, I’ve lived in fear and isolation. Protected and sheltered by the only humans willing to stand up to vampires, the Order of Saint Benedict. But when the monster starts hunting me in my dreams, the truth of the mark I bear is revealed. We’re connected. Two halves of a soul that have been separated. Now there’s nowhere to hide. He can feel me wherever I am. And he’s determined to show me he’s not only my destiny…He is completion.     Amazon KU


Trapped beneath the bodies of my dead pack, I wait for my end. It isn’t death that finds me, but him. 
One glance at the alpha who saves me is enough to reveal what he means to me. Everything. Fated mate. A man the universe made just for me. But I can’t stay with him. Slipping away before I kill Shay’s pack isn’t going to be easy. Not when he’s determined to save me, to protect me, to give me everything I want and need. I can’t let him, even if I want those same things. I never counted on the lengths he’ll go to keep me—but most of all, I didn’t count on how much I would want to let him.   Amazon KU


Distant descendant to the throne, Anevay was raised in a rural town where all she did was dream of a life in the city, a life she knew she would never have. On the eve of her wedding to a man thirty-five years her senior, the kingdom is thrown into upheaval after a failed coup left her uncle, the king, and her cousins dead. And leaving Anevay herself… the heir apparent. She found herself torn away from the only world she’d ever known, and thrust into a position she was always told she would never hold. Queen. Palace life had none of the thrills of the city she’d dreamed about. But it did have several intriguing—and frustratingly handsome—men there, meant to assist her in her new duties as ruler. Riven, her guard, a headstrong and reckless man whose thirst for blood hid a softer, kinder side. Tolliver, her political mentor, an arrogant curmudgeon bent on making her feel a fool at every turn. Casimir, her personal palace physician…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)       Amazon KU


It’s a universally known fact that omegas don’t party. Well, most omegas don’t. The night before I was set to be matched at the Compatibility Ceremony, I went out to party. I didn’t care that I might get in trouble because I didn’t want to waste my last night of freedom being what everyone expected me to be: good. Everything was fine… Until it wasn’t. The authorities showed up and I got arrested just as my high hit. To make matters worse, I got banned from finding my match and was sent to the Omega Auctions. A horrible pack takes me in, but their enemies have other plans for me. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, unless they’re the cops who arrested me. Will I be able to escape the pack that ruined my life or will I fall hard?     Amazon KU



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VS: The next book in my Badari Warriors backlist is TIMTUR: THE TEACHER’S ALIEN HEALER...this book contains one of the few scenes I’ve ever wirtten that made me cry as I wrote it. But the story has a Happy ending of course since it’s a romance! Some day I’ll get the cover changed to match all the others!


NOTE: Would be Book 2.5 if Amazon let me list a book with a decimal number!

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Before this situation can be resolved both will have to put their lives on the line and decide what really matters in a dangerous world ruled by the enemy.

Although this is the fifth book released in the Badari Warriors scifi romance series, the story of Timtur and Lily is a standalone and actually comes immediately after book two’s events.

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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!

I check and verify all the buy links at the time I create the post  but after that I’m not responsible.

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What Kind of Place Weekend Writing Warriors

Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

Sharing from my second scifi romance gladiator novel RENNYR.

The excerpt, continuing with Jaine, the heroine:

“Wait,” said one of the women in the group walking by. “Why haven’t these slaves been separated? Why aren’t they naked? You know I have to see the merchandise before I can bid. Although at least the one in front has possibilities.”

The man with a fancy handheld who was leading the group paused and shook his head. “These aren’t for sale. They’re already spoken for. Westklin had a big order for a special arena death match and bought the lot sight unseen. He just needs warm bodies.”

“Surely not the women?” The buyer persisted, eyeing Jaine with narrowed eyes. “I need to replenish my establishment outside the spaceport. I’ll give you a good price right now. Westklin won’t miss one person if he bought them as a lot.”

“Women too,” the other person responded crisply. “Whoever commissioned the special event specified there had to be women included. Westklin’s sending the robo truck now to pick them up so I can’t risk pulling any out for you, Selgea. Sorry. We do have a few females on the next row.”

What in the seven hells kind of place had she been brought to? Jaine felt faint and nauseous as the buyers walked away. And what was a death match? Deep inside she had a good idea. There was muttering around her, as the others on the front row relayed what had been said to their crewmates and former passengers in the rear of the cage.

Sure enough, a cargo hauler entered the huge yard and a swarm of robos came towards the cage.

VS: More with Jaine next week and her first encounter with Rennyr.


Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.

Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.

Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.

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New Releases in #Scifi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for MAY 11

I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL). 

‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.



She came to me when I needed her most, and it will kill me to let her go. When my ship crashed on a long-abandoned planet, I barely survived. Before the ship’s computer failed, it rebuilt me, crafting my shattered body into a half-cyborg being. I’m a monster who’s barely living. With no way of escaping this ravaged world, I’ve resigned myself to spending my days fighting off the feral inhabitants until I lose my final battle. Until she appears…She brings sweetness and light into my dark, cold world. Her determination to return to her home keeps her going, and I’ll do all I can to make her dream come true. Then I discover there might be a way, but it means I’ll lose her forever. The fates delivered her to me. Can I go back to being alone?      Amazon KU


VS: Always happy to report a new one from Honey!

Can a forgotten alien warrior protect his newfound family from an unknown enemy? Taranov spent years doing his duty before finally escaping his dying planet. His new life as a trader is calm, peaceful… and empty. Then he stumbles upon an abandoned ship, a helpless infant, and a beautiful female who can’t even remember her name. His instincts demand that he protect them, but his heart wants so much more. Waking up on an alien ship is frightening enough, but her amnesia makes it even more terrifying. She doesn’t know if the massive green warrior is as kind as he seems to be, or if the child who feels like hers truly belongs to her. Just as she begins to feel at home with Taranov and his ragtag crew, Wendy’s memory starts to return. She realizes that her very presence may endanger the baby and the male she is growing to love. What if the only way to protect them is to leave them? Can Taranov keep his new family – and himself – safe from the horrors of the past and the dangers of the present?     Amazon KU


The Portals take…so I forgot to update my phone. Big deal. Only there’s a glitch and an app opens a portal to another planet! Because that makes sense. Now I’m stuck on an alien planet with a grumpy prince. His eyes turn black when he’s upset. He can manipulate the shadows and grow a pair of massive inky wings. I mean, sure, he’s hot, and he saved me from a pack of monsters, but I don’t trust anything about this place, let alone a surly alien. I’m going to find a way home. The portals give…Fate delivered this odd, soft female to me. The royal mark is inked into her skin. She is meant for greatness. Then why did I, the half-blind prince, find her? Now that I have her, I refuse to let her go. She is my fate, my mate, and my destiny.      Amazon KU


Long have I waited for an adventure. As my dream becomes reality, my happiness evaporates in a flash of rainbow colors. I’m sucked into a world where everything is alien. In a dream state, I wander, only to find myself lost. That’s when I feel eyes on me, and I see him from a distance. A stranger. Before I know it, he steals me away, vowing to protect me in his kingdom where he holds me captive.
As time goes on, I become more and more confused and conflicted. He takes care of me, and shows me kindness. Now I feel myself breaking, like the fractured waves around us. My brain is telling me to find a way out, but my heart is telling me to stay as my desire for him grows deeper than the ocean.
Is this a nightmare or the fantasy I’ve dreamed of?     Amazon KU

JASON (BLUE HALO BOOK 2) by Nyssa Kathryn

VS Note: The scifi component of these is very slight – I believe this series is a spinoff of the Project Arma Series. I read a number of those and enjoyed them and this one is on my TBR list but it’s more military romantic suspense in nature (which I also happen to love).

Having lost her best friend, Courtney Davies lives every day like it’s her last. Because if life has taught her anything, it’s that some are cut far too short without warning. So when sexy former soldier Jason moves to Cradle Mountain, she shouldn’t hesitate to express her immediate interest. Problem is, anytime she gets near the man, she inexplicably freezes, losing every coherent thought in her head.
Jason Porter has served his country, studied at one of the country’s most prestigious schools, made groundbreaking strides in pharmaceutical science…but it was his time in captivity that changed him most. In irrevocable ways, both physically and mentally. Slowly, he’s moving on, running Blue Halo Security with his team in Cradle Mountain, Idaho—where one of the best perks of the small town is coffee shop owner Courtney. She’s friendly, spirited, vibrant… Everything he needs in his life. Too bad he seems to scare her senseless. When Courtney wins an award, bringing with it media attention, she hopes it’s the break her shop has been waiting for. Instead, strange things start happening. Unexpected things. Dangerous things. It’s soon clear the award has put her in a spotlight for all the wrong reasons. And the one person she can trust? The very man who leaves her tongue, her body, and her heart tied in knots.      Amazon KU


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

Headstrong, sword-wielding survivor, Jade, wanders The Wasteland in search of her kidnapped brother. Her quest pits her against feral children, diseased Twitchers, and plague-mask wearing warlords bent on reclaiming their rule, all for the sake of reuniting her family. With the aid of The Librarian, the de facto ruler of the Wasteland, Jade uncovers the truth about her brother. She must confront her past and face hard choices about those she loves and those who demand her loyalty. When new violence and bloodshed threaten to destroy The Wasteland, Jade must choose her side wisely. Will she die in battle when the war comes to the Library? Or will she overcome her past and seize her role in rebuilding humanity’s future to rise as a daughter of the wasteland.   Amazon


When set adrift in the universe, some things are worth holding onto. Titan Valentino has been offered a job they can’t refuse. Tai, a gender-neutral courtesan, receives a scandalous proposition: seduce an actor’s virgin fiancée. The money is enough to pay off Tai’s crushing medical debt, a tantalizing prospect. Too bad Aisha Malik isn’t the easy target they expect. A standoffish historian who hates to be touched, she’s laser-focused on her career, and completely unaware that her marriage has been arranged behind her back. This could be the one instance where Tai’s charm and charisma fail them. Then an accidental heist throws them together as partners in crime. Fleeing from the Authorities, they’re dragged into one adventure after another: alien planets, pirate duels, and narrow escapes from the law. As Tai and Aisha open up to each other, deeper feelings kindle between them. But that reward money still hangs over Tai’s head. Telling Aisha the truth could ruin everything…Their freedom, their career, and their blossoming love all hang in the balance. To save one might mean sacrificing the rest.

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Silth is a Seirênes warrior. Her life has existed around space battles, and a ragtag fleet of all that’s left of her people after a war set them adrift. Knocked off course with a damaged ship, the last thing Silth needs is her heat cycle. As they orbit around the nearest planet, her crew scans for inhabitants. The humans are barbaric and primitive. Left with no other choice, Silth is ordered to the surface to mate or risk falling prey to her feral urges. She’s never needed a male before, let alone desired one. That is until she sees the pink-skinned human wandering beside the water’s edge. After his career in black ops ended in ashes, Noah lives a quiet life far out of town. That all changes when he discovers a mermaid living in his lake. Captivating and alluring, Silth is like no one he’s ever met before. Her blue scales are soft to the touch, and her voice is enthralling. With an innocence he can’t ignore, she soon has his protective instincts rising, even if all she seems to be after is his body. As Silth and Noah grow close, duty and longing clash within her. The waters of this new world call to her just as Noah awakens a song in her heart. But when Silth discovers she isn’t the only alien who’s arrived on the planet, she’s left with no choice but to expose the secret that she’s from the stars. Realizing the slender blue scaled beauty isn’t what he believed, Noah finds himself flung into danger. Working together, they must do everything they can to stop a deadly extra-terrestrial predator, which threatens the very existence of everyone on the planet, before it’s too late.    Amazon KU

DECIMATE by Christopher Rice

VS note: This one sounded good and kind of at a crossroads between scifi and PNR. Not a romance but a new release of note. I pre-ordered it.

Claire Huntley and her brother, Poe, were on a midnight hike in Montana when the woods went wild. A blinding, devouring light and a rumbling pulse that blasted them off their feet left both kids with little memory of what happened. Their father insisted it was a violent extraterrestrial abduction; his wild obsession would tear their family apart in the wake of the trauma. Fourteen years later, Claire, who’s battled anxiety attacks since that fateful hike, wants to heal her relationship with her brother, which has been damaged by his years of addiction. But only hours before their reunion, Poe’s crowded passenger plane plunges into the Colorado mountains. No one survives the fiery crash. In the midst of her grief, Claire accepts her estranged father’s request to join him in Montana, where he continues to investigate the paranormal force he believes altered his children down to their bones. As they reunite, Claire’s anxiety attacks take on a new dimension. Is she experiencing hallucinations or visions? Is her brother’s presence in them a symptom of grief, or is she receiving messages from beyond life? The answers Claire and her father seek will take them on a breakneck journey deep into the Montana wilderness and the shadows of history, where they will unearth a secret force with terrifying implications for their family—and the world.      Amazon      AB


VS Note: This is listed as science fiction so…not sure there will be HEA/HFN endings. A scifi release of note.

Even time travel can’t unravel love – Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse. When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate. With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow and Nina Allan, this anthology gives a taste for the rich treasure trove of stories we can imagine with love, loss and reunion across time and space.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Sounded intriguing to me, put it on my TBR List.

Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue—until they encounter the research vessel Gallion, which claims to be from 152 years in the future. The Gallion’s chief engineer Uma Ozakka has always been fascinated with the past, especially the tale of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war with the Felen. When the Gallion rescues a run-down junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five’s legendary ship—and the Five’s famed leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew. But nothing else about Leesongronski and his crewmates seems to match up with the historical record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake.

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WORLD WARDEN (WURL) by Albert Nothlit

VS note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note. Sounded good – I love longlost colony stories.

Now that colonists Elias Trost and Tristan MacLeod have learned of the existence of another intelligent species on this planet, their life on New Skye has become even more perilous. Dresde, the ruthless wurl queen, has kidnapped Elias’s brother, Oscar, along with the egg of a rival queen. Oscar Trost finds danger and privation under Dresde’s reign, but he isn’t alone. A small group of humans from the original colony ship, long lost from memory, live on the eastern continent as slaves to Dresde’s horrific whims. In order to survive, Oscar must find his courage and prove himself to these others while he awaits the rescue he is sure will come. Elias and Tristan have to find Oscar and the egg, and fast. Every day their search becomes more desperate. But sprawling between them and Dresde’s lair is the untamed alien wilderness, teeming with threats from ground and sky. And in the vast ocean they must cross lies something else—something ancient that should not be disturbed.

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In their marriage of convenience, I become the major inconvenience. Captain Xavran Rax from the planet Aldrai doesn’t need a lover, a friend, or even a companion. He’s been keeping a secret about his wife’s death for over a decade, and he’s certainly not interested in replacing her anytime soon. The only reason he decides to bring a woman into his household is because he believes it would benefit his four children, especially his two daughters. Mara Takolsky doesn’t find Aldraians even remotely attractive. Neither does she care about children of any species. She accepts the proposal of Captain Rax only because her dead fiancé owed a lot of money to the criminals who now wish to collect it from her, either in money or blood. Leaving Earth is her only chance to stay alive. You may ask how do I fit into captain and Mara’s ever so practical marriage of convenience? The answer is I don’t. I’m Susanna, Mara’s twin sister. I had a man who betrayed me, too, and I tag along to Aldrai to escape the mafia who threaten to kill both Mara and me. When my sister and I arrive on Aldrai, however, things don’t go as planned.     Amazon KU


To Bailey Mitchell, the Kobar were just test subjects… until she was taken for breeding. Studying a huge, intimidatingly sexy alien in the safety of her science lab was one thing. Being carried off over his shoulder…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)     Amazon KU


Fighting is all I’ve ever known. War and bloodshed were my meat and drink. Until the human Wendy came to dinner…On the eve of the war with the Dark Elves, I believed I would die before finding my mate. I was wrong. Very wrong. Wendy is the leader of the human forces. She brings fire. Charm. Spirit. And curves that make my blood boil. I can smell her scent and it awakens my need. Hardens my desire. First, I will claim this warrior woman as my mate. Then, she and I will wield our weapons together to defeat our enemies. Once we have achieved victory together…Then, like a good wife, she will polish my sword. And put it away. Where it belongs.     Amazon KU


XIK’N – My mission is simple. One: retrieve the shuttle. Two: don’t get caught. The tiny human female who answers my transmission is just a bonus. Every ounce of my being tells me to take her, touch her, and taste her. I earn her trust instead, and we talk for hours through our shuttles. When hostile humans turn on May and her friends, she steals the shuttle for herself. Now she’s out there on a mountain full of deadly scourge with armed males at her heel. May is mine, and I must find and claim her before they do. MAY – Xarc’n warriors walk around their shuttle in their birthday suits. Ask me how I know. When the hulking alien warriors first came to Earth, I was terrified of them, but this purple protector makes me feel safe. Besides, after surviving through the bugpocalypse, I’ve learned the Xarc’n warriors are our allies, even if they do have sharp teeth and horns. The people I live with aren’t so friendly though, and when I realize I’ve outstayed my welcome, I steal their shuttle and save my friends from certain doom. Now we have armed mercs searching for us, hordes of bugs eager to eat us, and a twice-stolen shuttle. What have I gotten myself into?     Amazon KU

THE MONK’S GATE by Matilda Scotney

He came from a distant world… She was from another time…Destiny has no boundaries. Wales 1956. Bethan Davies had her life all figured out. In a few weeks, she would be leaving for London to train as a nurse, then it would be on to Australia to join her successful brother. It was all settled. When the handsome and mysterious Ian Noble comes to the village and sweeps her off her feet, Bethan’s world is turned on its head. Head over heels in love, her cherished plans are changed in a heartbeat. Until her new husband vanishes without a trace two days after their wedding. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Bethan leaves the village and resumes her plans to become a nurse. Then, years later, when an unexpected bequest came Bethan’s way, she learns her husband was not all he seemed. But then, neither is Bethan.     Amazon KU


VS Note: From APRIL 27

She owes me her life. I owe her my heart and soul. Mercenary work pays the bills and passes the time, but this job is personal. Someone’s selling Zathari women from my home planet, so I go undercover to find the scumbag and put a permanent end to his ugly business.Then I see tiny, human Helena on my target’s arm, wide-eyed and terrified, and everything changes. I pay a hefty sum to save her, with every intention of buying her a one-way ticket back to Earth. But I soon realize that this intriguing human is not only beautiful, but brave and stubborn beyond reason. She insists on staying by my side and posing as my stunning new purchase. Infiltrating a slave auction on a mysterious space station won’t be easy, but with her insider knowledge and keen mind, she’s a valuable asset. I promised to send her back to Earth, but as we spend more time together and her fiery spirit sears into my heart, I don’t know if I can let her go. Even if I have to sacrifice the mission and my soul to keep her.     Amazon KU


VS Note: A re-release of a Vella story.

An ordinary young woman adds some spies to her life – Katie Li sells silly novelties at Luna City, LTD, and the highlight of her day is upselling a case of zero gravity whoopie cushions. When secret agent Nick “The Phoenix” Beckett drops into her life, normal goes out the airlock. She’s whisked into a whirl of high society events, mob influence, and corporate secrets. Katie’s always dreamed of adventure, and the Phoenix seems to offer that in spades. But between his life-threatening enemies and his breathtaking charm, Katie soon finds herself in over her head.     Amazon KU


Healer/time traveler Lizzie Baker remains in the mid 21st century, where chaos reigns as a foreign army slowly makes its way toward Brown Mountain, North Carolina. The horror stories told by people fleeing the invaders are frightening and Lizzie’s skills as a healer are in constant demand tending to the sick and injured, never knowing that this itself places her own life in danger. Although Lizzie questions whether they should flee or remain, her fiancée Jonah Hampton, leader of the people of Brown Mountain, remains steadfast in his decision to stay put, reasoning that if they hide well enough, once the army sweeps through, it will continue on, leaving those on the mountain as well as the soldiers of the nearby town of Morganton to regroup and pursue them. As the army draws ever closer, Lizzie’s conflict with her nemesis Constable Jackson resolves in an unforeseen way and her skills as a surgeon are put to the test. Her relationship with Jonah grows stronger as the two commit to one another in a way Lizzie never anticipated. And once the army infiltrates Brown Mountain, Lizzie, Jonah and her best friend and fellow healer Abbie Collins face a tragic loss, one that reverberates throughout the community but that leaves behind an unexpected blessing. As they battle the invaders, Lizzie’s light from her time appears, offering an escape. But will Lizzie and her friends choose to step through the light or remain behind to defend the mountain?   AmazonKU


VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I always gravitate to scifi with strong heroines! On my TBR.

Admiral Kira Demirci lost the coin toss with her second-in-command and was supposed to be taking a holiday. That meant waiting in the Redward System while Memorial Force’s new carrier Huntress was commissioned and turned over to the mercenary space fleet. But when a stranger arrives looking to hire Memorial Force to protect her homeworld, Kira finds money, boredom and altruism combining to bring her into action. The majority of her fleet is elsewhere, but she has two heavy warships, including Huntress. More than enough to protect the pacifist system of Samuels from their neighbors. Those neighbors were armed by Kira’s old foes in the Brisingr System, and she smells the hand of the Equilibrium Institute behind the scheme. A chance to protect the innocent and frustrate two old foes at once is hard to turn down—and even if things go wrong, the rest of her fleet is on their way. She’s planned for everything. Hasn’t she?     Amazon KU       AB


VS Note: Author says this is also on Vella.

Leah Dunn. A simple name for a simple girl. Farm life isn’t glamourous, but it pays the bills…for now. But when a stranger crash lands on her planet, Leah has to fight her natural curiosity and growing feelings. But can love truly bloom when Leah knows next to nothing about this woman with a strange accent?      Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I one clicked because it sounds intriguing.

Salvaging a distant section of the asteroid belt seemed like the perfect job. But when he and his crew stumble across a mining camp filled with dead bodies, their plans for a quick payday quickly go out the airlock. Especially when they find a scared little girl who knows the truth about the massacre. When Captain Hale refuses to turn over the survivor to those behind the slaughter, he and his crew become outlaws. Fugitives in a system controlled by an alien AI. The odds are against him, but Captain Hale has an ace up his sleeve, or rather, in his blood. The secret might just give him an edge to beat Sol Corps at their own game, though exposing it will draw out an old and even more dangerous enemy. The sins of his past may just be what saves the future for all mankind.    AmazonKU      AB


Once St. Louis’s greatest superhero, Lieutenant Vince Strong has now retired to civilian life. With his newfound free time, he finds himself reminiscing about Jace – the perfect and gorgeous submissive that he pushed away years ago. When Jace returns to town after a fifteen-year absence, he reignites the fierce love and passion that Vince has never been able to forget. Determined to correct the biggest mistake of his life, Vince sets out to win Jace’s heart once more. Before he can do so however, a previously defeated foe reemerges. Carrying a grudge hardened by hate, his old enemy threatens to destroy everything and everyone Vince cares about – including Jace. Vince will do whatever it takes to earn a second chance with the only man he’s ever loved. But Jace is reluctant to give himself to the man who broke his heart. Can these reunited lovers find their way back to each other or will past hurt and the menacing threat of a vengeful villain keep them apart forever?   AmazonKU


Orphaned at birth, Jesse is raised in the Louisiana swamp by powerful witch Lottie Broussard. Hated by her father and shunned by the pack that should be hers, she is forced to run for her life after Lottie’s death. Searching for his life’s purpose, Aaron LaForge has left his pack and is living on a farm in West Virginia. When their paths cross in a local bar, he sees it as fate. At first, he only wants to help but quickly realizes she’s his mate. Jesse isn’t ready or willing to trust anyone—let alone a male wolf. But Aaron is as stubborn as he is convincing. As their relationship heats up, the dangers around them mount. Can their love survive their fight to stay alive?

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This avid gamer is about to discover love doesn’t mean game over. As a hacker who rarely leaves the basement, Raymond’s chances of meeting Mrs. Right are slim to none until his hermit-lifestyle is jolted. A warning to stop poking into his past comes with consequences—and intrigues this curious cat. Raymond’s only recently discovered he can shift into a lynx. He has questions, but the answers will require leaving his safe zone—and his comfy slippers—so he can find the one woman who can help. A scowling and fierce woman who makes Raymond crave a happily ever after. Whereas Lainey would rather he disappear. She isn’t falling for his awkward charm. They must remain alert and never forget they’re playing a game with an enemy who will stop at nothing to win. The stakes are their lives. Is it game over for this budding love?

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A reporter and a tiger shifter are about to learn that you never know what will happen at one of Gerri Wilder’s famous bachelor auctions! Hard-nosed and clever reporter, Gianna Lee, has dreamed of finding the scoop of a lifetime. She just never knew that she’d stumble across it at the same time she catches the eye of a hunky billionaire tiger shifter. Rex Titus is handsome, wealthy, single… and struggling with demons from his past. When Gerri Wilder surprises him with his mate, he’s not sure he’s ready for it. But one look at Gianna and he knows he’ll never be the same. The reporter’s luscious curves and dark silky hair call to him, and he won’t stop until she’s his. But before these two can determine if there is a future for them, Gianna has to deal with the trouble she’s stirred up. Some people don’t want certain truths exposed, and are more than ready to take out the nosy reporter. Can Rex overcome a dangerous conspiracy in time to win his fated mate’s heart?    AmazonKU


Enter a magical world of sassy heroines and mystical creatures…Fall under the spell of these outstanding USA TODAY and Bestselling authors as they spin unforgettable tales of witches, demons, dragons, shifters, and more. Explore enchanting worlds filled with magic, unexpected twists, strong leading ladies, and just the right amount of flirty romance. This limited edition collection of BRAND NEW paranormal romance and urban fantasy books will take you on a thrilling joy ride you won’t soon forget.     Amazon


No one really knows what they are. Only that they’re the first civilization. Aeons, they call themselves. They’re immortal. Powerful. Secretive. And they’ll come for her. Witch Wynter Dellavale knows that for certain. Because in unfairly trying to execute her, they started a chain of events they’re struggling to stop. Needing safety, she flees to Devil’s Cradle, the home of monsters. A place for the outcasts, the fugitives, the crazies. A place ruled by the Ancients, seven beings who were once banished by the Aeons. Among the Ancients is the infamous Cain, brother of Abel and embodiment of jealousy — who, on another note, wants her in his bed. There’s a heavy price for the safety the Ancients offer, but Wynter will have to pay it. She can’t take on the Aeons alone. And she has no intention of dying — been there, done that. Not that she’ll be the easy prey the Aeons are expecting. They have no knowledge of the … thing that lives inside her. You see, when witches are brought back from the afterlife, they don’t always come back the same. And they don’t always come back alone.   AmazonKU


Blair Kendrick was just twelve-years-old when she stared into slate blue eyes and sensed that her world was about to change. She’d known down to her bones that the broody alpha cat shifter was her true mate. For the past six years, Luke has watched over and supported her. When she turns nineteen in a few months’ time, he’ll officially claim her and she’ll then join his pride. Or that’s the plan. Knowing her parents are extremely opposed to it, she isn’t surprised when her mother attempts to derail it. But the recent discovery on her porch comes as a shock, forcing Blair to face that she’s become the focus of a predator that lurks in the darkness and now intends to close in on her. Not even the most ruthless of men are without a weakness. Luke Devereaux has only one: a fierce, lethal bush dog shifter who is also his mate. Before Blair, his mind was a place of endless blackness. She gave him purpose, peace, and balance. It’s finally nearing the time he can make her his, and he’s done playing nice with her interfering parents. But it turns out that they’re the least of his problems, because Luke isn’t the only one who has been watching and waiting for Blair to grow. There’s another who believes he has a claim to her. Someone who has so far kept to the shadows. Someone who is proving difficult to unmask. Someone who has already shown he’ll do anything to possess her. Even kill.      Amazon KU

FIRE OATH  (BLOOD OF DRAGONS BOOK 1) by J A Culican and Melle Amade

Five dragon shifters. One sacred female. A bond they all will fight for-or die.Slave. Rebel. Magical. Lyra is surviving by the skin of her teeth. If she has to swing one more pickax she is going to lose her ever-loving mind. But the biohacked super humans who have destroyed earth and live on dragon fossil fuels, aren’t cutting miners any slack. So, what’s a rebel to do? Escape. Run. Kickass. Only one thing keeps her in the mines– and no, it isn’t the dwarf overlord –Her family. Not her biological family, who she has never known, but the one she has made. Her five smoking-hot guy friends. Until they’re gone. Get out of the way, Lyra is out for blood.     Amazon KU


I live my life in silence. Until them. To save myself and my kingdom, I will have to play the part of their plaything. Except I’m not playing anymore. I’ll wrap these monsters around every inch of me and take what I want until there’s nothing left but me. What happens when it’s all over? Will I want to go back to my life of silence or maybe…just maybe I like courting the monsters.    AmazonKU


An innocent photo outing, a very stiff dead body, and more surprises than the words in a song. Wouldn’t you know it? The one time my cousin, Glinda, and her fiancé, decide to go camping (I know right), I stumble upon a dead body in some abandon farm house. Turns out the guy was some famous singer who quit the music business ten years ago. I would have let the sheriff handle the investigation, except that the body was in a rather strange condition, which implied magic was involved. That’s where I come in. Okay, the sheriff really wanted my cousin to help since she is a sleuth and a witch, but she wasn’t in town, so guess what? I was asked to help investigate. Yes, I’m a witch too, but my talents extend mostly to mind reading and an occasional séance. No murder mystery would be complete without Iggy, and a few other helpers—like my ghost friends Bella and Lorenzo. If you want to see how we solved the crime, just come to the Pink Iguana Sleuths’ office in Witch’s Cove, Florida to chat.     Amazon KU


Xandra has reached Nocturne, the realm of the fey who’ve invaded Loth, yet it is only the first step. She’s accompanied by Jasmine, a high priestess who inspires feelings she wishes she could ignore. Now they have to find those responsible, and determine why Loth was attacked. Yet Nocturne is a dangerous place, and it will take everything Xandra has to protect Jasmine. Xandra hasn’t come this far to lay down and die, and anyone wanting to kill Jasmine will learn how she destroyed four armies in her youth.      Amazon KU


VS Note: From APR 28

Through waves of chaos, can love surface? As Sea Mage of The Nightshade Guild, Serena Moon lives on the line between land and water. But when magic goes awry, mayhem follows. All she thinks she knows comes crumbling apart when Serena can no longer control her shift between human to mermaid form, leaving her stuck in mystical limbo. As king of the sea dragons, Peder wars between the desire to fix everything and the realization there’s things he cannot. He craves time with Serena but refuses to use force. With the continuous onslaught of unseen forces trying to destroy them, Serena and Peder learn to rely not on their magic, but themselves…and each other.   AmazonKU


VS Note: From APR 26

A demon, or a demon witch? Jessica James may not be a demon at all, but something else entirely. Lucifer has never come across a bloodline that was so mysterious and protected – even from the devil who owns blood rights to the James line. Jessica James is more interested in her future than her past though – and that is why she seeks out the notorious witch, Morgan Faye. A Seer with frightening accuracy might have the answers she’s looking for, but Jess wasn’t expecting everything to go so horribly wrong. Now she’s going to have to figure out how to keep her promise to the devil, and find the answers she’s so desperately looking for without the one thing she thought she’d never lose.      Amazon KU


With their enemies pressing in from all sides, Keira has to keep herself hidden, even if that’s the last thing she wants to do. Disguised Queen is book two in the Beyond The Curse dark fantasy fairy tale series. It is inspired by fairy tale lore, including Sleeping Beauty and Hansel & Gretel. It includes an m/f romantic sub-plot.

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Some fairytales are destined for ruin – Ivory, one of three royals of the nightwalker race, was broken. No longer was she the bubbly, quirky sister of prophecy. For too long she had denied her true feelings for the only man to set her soul on fire. She had done her best to push him away, only now that he was gone, she pined for him, missed him with every fibre of her being. This wasn’t her fairytale; this wasn’t the ending she wanted. She would get her happily ever after, even if it meant bringing back the dead. But Ivory soon discovers there are worse things than death…Bishop – Darkness reigned supreme in Bishop’s mind. Fleeting memories of a happy time skipped past, too quick to focus. Anger, like nothing he had ever known, coursed through him. Fight… Kill… Destroy…The only light in the deep darkness was her. She shone like a beacon, showing him the way home, if only for a second. Fight her… Kill her… Destroy the light….Can Ivory bring Bishop back, or will their love destroy each other, taking the nightwalker race with it?

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Everyone knows to stay away from the heirs of Olympus Bay. They rule the city through savagery and blood like the heartless assholes they are. A streak of bad luck puts me on the path of the most ruthless of them all. Hades. The black sheep of the family, his reputation for debauchery and violence precedes him. No wonder he’s the king of Olympus U. He wants me to pay for a mistake I didn’t intend to make, and I fear refusing him will only end in tragedy. But there are worse fates than being the target of a savage god. When another ruthless player enters the arena and demands more than I can give, I find myself stuck in the middle of a family war, and Hades emerges as my savior. And my captor. The longer I stay by his side, the more I realize the man is not what he seems. He’s dark and brutal, but he also possesses a tenderness I didn’t think was possible. That’s his most dangerous weapon. If I’m not careful, I might never want to leave his prison. Only I can’t indulge in my desires. My family needs me, and if I surrender to Hades completely, I may never see my loved ones again.

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When a billionaire demon prince abducts me in a case of mistaken identity, I never expect him to claim me…The hot-as-hell Shifter Demons are savage. Deadly. Sexy. And on my birthday, they steal my twin. When the arrogant but gorgeous dragon shifter, the Demon of Fire, mistakes me for my twin, who’s his fated mate, he whisks me away into the secret underworld. I need an escape from human heartbreak, but what if this leads to something worse? When the demon prince finds out the truth, the only way for us to survive is to fake our bond. So, we make a deal: I’ll help him to become heir to the Demon Empire by pretending to be his mate, and he’ll hunt for my sister. Then I’ll take revenge on the demon who took her. My only problem…? He’s my main suspect. If I remain longer than seven days in the monstrous underworld, then I can never leave. Yet caught in the prince’s sinful but protective embrace, do I still want to?     Amazon KU

MONSTER’S TEMPTATION by C R Jane and Mila Young

The Monster King wants to play…It’s been 1097 days and 14 hours since I’ve been locked in this place. And they’ve come to me every night. The monsters in my dreams worship my body. And when I wake up, I’m desperate for more…But they’re never there to finish me off. Dr. Adams says I can leave the asylum if I start to take my meds, but I’ve always hated how they made me feel…and I’m not sure that I agree with them that I’m actually crazy. Because dreams don’t make you crazy, right? I’ve got to start living someday though…so I finally take the plunge and obey so I can get out. My dreams stop, and the monsters disappear. I’m finally starting a new life. And that’s when he comes…the monster king. Evidently my little dreams, weren’t just dreams. And he and his demon horde were feeding off my lust. Their glowing eyes, sharp teeth, and big…They’re all real. The Monster King wants me back. I’m their favorite plaything after all. And I just might want to play.     Amazon KU


VS Note: From APRIL 25

Laney is at the end of her rope. Homeless with three young girls in the mountains of North Carolina, all she wants is to keep her family together. But no one will give her and her girls a chance. Not until the mysterious Jess covers for her with the local sheriff. But there’s more to Jess than meets the eye. The woman lives in a haunted cottage, dabbles in horticulture, and talks about magic like it’s real, not just a story to entertain children. And then there’s the mysterious ghost who only Laney and her middle daughter can see. Has this displaced woman found a home? Or will the odd circumstances cost Laney her girls and perhaps her life?     Amazon KU      AB


It’s called the change of life but this is ridiculous…Samantha Sinclair’s midlife can be summed up in one word—trapped. Trapped by Multiple Sclerosis. Trapped by an abusive husband. Trapped until her son breaks the vicious cycle and whisks her away to a bed and breakfast on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He sent her away. Now she’s returned to the scene of the crime. The only problem? It puts her in the path of the only man she ever wanted. Damien rejected her years ago and Sam’s never recovered from the heartache. Combined with the quirky and nosy oddballs in the 50 and up waterfront community, the B&B isn’t the ideal place to lay low. Sam just wants to lick her wounds, not rekindle an old flame who is still too hot to handle. Witches and shifters and secrets, oh my! When Sam looks out the window late one night and sees people dancing naked and huge felines cavorting on the beach, she realizes she’s not the only one with something to hide. But can this ragtag band of aging supernaturals keep her safe? Or will her vengeful ex destroy what’s left of Sam’s life?   AmazonKU


My dragon quad has claimed our territory and rightful place as leaders of Twisted Flames MC. All that’s left is to claim our mate, but we lost her twenty-one years ago. We think all hope is lost, that she’s gone forever, until we find a woman collapsed in an alleyway of our city. She’s ours, but she doesn’t know it yet. There’s a lot she doesn’t know, and what she does know, makes her fight our bond. But when it comes to her, we have all the patience in the world. We already lost her once, and we won’t be letting her out of our grasp again. She’s ours now and forever.     Amazon KU

NO ALPHA by G Bailey

When her pack is attacked, Elodie should have run, but instead she is kept by the Alpha Brothers. Ruthless. Cruel. Heartless brothers…or at least that’s what everyone says about them. And they were right. The brothers don’t want her as a mate; they claim she is too weak to be anything…but they won’t let her go. Yet sometimes strength hides in the weak, and you don’t see it coming until it literally bites you back.     Amazon KU


Mandy Maples has returned to her hometown Heaven Springs to regroup. She fled LA when embarrassment encapsulated her life. Living with her Grandmother Angelica, the town’s mayor, and working at the local antique store has given her some well needed guidance and grounding. But when a suspicious murder takes place and her grandmother is a suspect, will these new events toss her back into a tail spin? Fortunately for Mandy she’s a witch with powers she’s now starting to sharpen. Her familiar, Angel, an old soul in a white kitty’s body, is there to guide Mandy on her new adventure. Other supernatural beings reveal themselves…some friends, some foes and some with murky intentions. As the series progresses, it becomes clear that a benevolent spirit is trying to rid the town of those that would save it. There’s a war coming to Heaven Springs and no one knows who to trust.      Amazon KU


Following a trail of blood into the woods isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever donebut when I find an injured wolf, I can’t bring myself to leave him behind. That decision might end up being my last because when a pack of wolves tries to attack us, it looks like we won’t make it out alive. The next day when I wake up in my bed, it all feels like a dream… except for the bite mark on my arm and the fever. When a mysterious guy with searing blue eyes comes into my bar, hovering around me all night, I’m more than a little creeped out. He’s hot as sin, but also super possessive with legit stalker vibes. I’m convinced my instincts are right when I black out and then wake up in his arms, limp, feverish and dying. But it turns out I’m not dying, just a newly turned werewolf. And the guy from the bar? Well he thinks I’m his reincarnated soul mate, but if that’s true I’m screwed, because according to him that only leaves me with one choice: to drop dead on my twentieth birthday.    AmazonKU


Just a little Love Bite: A cheetah shifter walks into a honky-tonk bar to do reconnaissance on members of a cougar shifter pride… and runs into the biggest distraction of his life—his mate. As the head enforcer for the Shifter Council, Mycroft Portent doesn’t usually do field work. Except, with Fate blessing those under him with finding mates and taking unexpected leave, he finds himself shorthanded. When a report of a shifter alpha shirking his duties to his pride comes across his desk, he decides to head to Texas himself, taking fellow enforcer Dakota Drudeson with him. Tailing several members of the pride’s inner circle leads Mycroft to a backwater honky-tonk bar. He and Dakota head inside, intending to watch their behavior. Mycroft firmly believes that the way a shifter treats a species weaker than himself is very telling of their home life. Mycroft doesn’t even make it to the bar before the scent of his mate hits his senses, distracting him. Unable to help himself, he leaves the reconnaissance to Dakota in order to track down the other half of his soul. To his surprise, Mycroft realizes his special someone is a vampire—Boyd Johnson. While the timing is terrible, Mycroft trusts in Fate’s plan. Can he figure out how to complete his mission while giving Boyd the time and attention they need to forge their bond?     Amazon      Pretty sure it’ll be on Kobo eventually


VS Note: From APRIL 26

When tattoo artist, Gretchen O’Malley steps into the world of spiritual healing to banish the nightmare which haunts her, she crosses time and space to search for inner peace. When a spiritual journey with an eccentric Shamanic Practitioner reveals her nightmare is a piece of his past, she doesn’t trust her overwhelming attraction to him…Shamanic Practitioner turned Vampire Makaha Juang longs to reclaim the woman who worked herself to death in the sugarcane fields of Oahu over one hundred and fifty years ago. He thanks the Gods when Kaihua enters his office—reincarnated as Gretchen. A prophetic nightmare, explosive soulmate connection, and the boundaries of his spirit contract test his morality and dedication to tenants to Shamanism. Will he compromise his integrity in the name of love or will he free her from their karmic cord?      Amazon KU


Magda’s second chance at marriage promises to be a dream come true—if she survives her mysterious nightmare illness. She has been married for a week and is desperate for a much longer happily ever after. Branko would trade places with Magda in a heartbeat, but the sickness plaguing Nassau prefers European hosts and spares the natives of the Caribbean. While he believes Mother Nature is punishing those who destroy her beautiful islands, he refuses to accept that Magda deserves to be on the list for retaliation. The civilized world hasn’t a cure for Magda, but Branko will try anything to save her—including reuniting with a ghost from his past. He requests the help of a Hoodoo priestess but magic always comes with a price… She’s asking for Leaf, the young wildcrafter and ship’s cook, in exchange. Will Captain Branko repeat the betrayal of Blackbeard and sell a deckhand for treatment, or say goodbye to the love of his life?     Amazon KU

FRIEND OF THE DEVIL by Stephen Lloyd

VS Note: Sounded good so I added it to my TBR list.

Welcome to Danforth Putnam, boarding school for the elite, sprawled across its own private island off the coast of New England. Sam, a war vet who feels sure he’s seen it all, has been called here to find a stolen rare book. But as he corners D&D nerds, grills steroid-raging linemen, and interviews filthy-rich actresses, he soon senses that something far stranger—“witchy”, in fact—is afoot. When students start to meet mysterious and gruesome deaths, Sam realizes just how fast the clock is ticking. After joining forces with plucky, epilepsy-defying school reporter Harriet, Sam ventures into increasingly dark territory, unravelling a supernatural mystery that will upend everything he thinks he knows about this school—and then shatter his own reality. Toss Dracula into a blender, throw in a shot of hard-boiled detective fiction, splash in a couple drops of Stranger Things, and pour yourself a nice tall glass of Friend of the Devil.

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The Dark Grace is dead. Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, Alyce wreaks her revenge on the kingdom that made her an outcast. Once a realm of decadence and beauty, Briar is now wholly Alyce’s wicked domain. And no one will escape the consequences of her wrath. Not even the one person who holds her heart. Princess Aurora saw through Alyce’s thorny facade, earning a love that promised the dawn of a new age. But it is a love that came with a heavy price: Aurora now sleeps under a curse that even Alyce’s vast power cannot seem to break. And the dream of the world they would have built together is nothing but ash. Alyce vows to do anything to wake the woman she loves, even if it means turning into the monster Briar believes her to be. But could Aurora love the villain Alyce has become? Or is true love only for fairy tales?     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


It was magic. In every world, it was a kind of magic. “No maids, no funny talking, no fainting flowers.” Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill—but she doesn’t care. She’d rather play a monster than a maid. But in Luli’s world, the worst monsters in Hollywood are not the ones on screen. The studios want to own everything from her face to her name to the women she loves, and they run on a system of bargains made in blood and ancient magic, powered by the endless sacrifice of unlucky starlets like her. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes—even if that means becoming the monster herself. Siren Queen offers up an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms, in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real and the magic of the silver screen illuminates every page.

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The first time Daisy Ellery killed a man with a pie, it was an accident. Now, it’s her calling. Daisy bakes sweet vengeance into her pastries, which she and her dog Zoe deliver to the men who’ve done dirty deeds to the town’s women. But if she can’t solve the one crime that’s not of her own baking, she’ll be out of the pie pan and into the oven. Parking her Pies Before Guys mobile bakery van outside the local diner, Daisy is informed by Frank, the crusty diner owner, that someone’s been prowling around the van—and not just to inhale the delectable aroma. Already on thin icing with Frank, she finds a letter on her door, threatening to reveal her unsavory secret sideline of pie a la murder. Blackmail? But who whipped up this half-baked plot to cut a slice out of Daisy’s business? Purple-haired campus do-gooder Melly? Noel, the tender—if flaky—farm boy? Or one of the abusive men who prefer their pie without a deadly scoop of payback? The upcoming statewide pie contest could be Daisy’s big chance to help wronged women everywhere…if she doesn’t meet a sticky end first. Because Daisy knows the blackmailer won’t stop until her business is in crumbles.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo


Magic will burn you up. Sent to stay with her aunt in Prague and witness the humble life of an artist, Ilana Lopez—a biracial Jewish girl—finds herself torn between her dream of becoming a violinist and her immigrant parents’ desire for her to pursue a more stable career. When she discovers a forgotten Jewish cemetery behind her aunt’s cottage, she meets the ghost of a kindhearted boy named Benjamin, who died over a century ago. As Ilana restores Benjamin’s grave, he introduces her to the enchanted side of Prague, where ghosts walk the streets and their kisses have warmth. But Benjamin isn’t the only one interested in Ilana. Rudolph Wassermann, a man with no shadow, has become fascinated with her and the music she plays. He offers to share his magic, so Ilana can be with Benjamin and pursue her passion for violin. But after Ilana discovers the truth about Wassermann and how Benjamin became bound to the city, she resolves to save the boy she loves, even if it means losing him—forever.     Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo

BURN DOWN, RISE UP by Vincent Tirado

Mysterious disappearances. An urban legend rumored to be responsible. And one group of friends determined to save their city at any cost. Stranger Things meets Jordan Peele in this utterly original debut from an incredible new voice. For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old Raquel does her best to ignore it. After all, the police only look for the white kids. But when her crush Charlize’s cousin goes missing, Raquel starts to pay attention—especially when her own mom comes down with a mysterious illness that seems linked to the disappearances. Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate, but they soon discover that everything is tied to a terrifying urban legend called the Echo Game. The game is rumored to trap people in a sinister world underneath the city, and the rules are based on a particularly dark chapter in New York’s past. And if the friends want to save their home and everyone they love, they will have to play the game and destroy the evil at its heart—or die trying.

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When I take over my dad’s bookshop, it’s the dream job I’ve been longing for. Quiet mornings sipping coffee. Lazy afternoons riffling through books. What’s not to love? That is, ’til he shows up. From one of the books in the occult section, Gabriel Favreau appears in a haze of smoke, naked as the day he was born—or would it be made? Either way, he doesn’t have a stitch of modesty, but he does have a bloodthirsty taste for revenge. Between running my bookshop and babysitting a bloodsucking vampire, I’m in over my head, especially when said bloodsucking vampire seems to think my neck’s on the dinner menu. But that’s not even the worst part. Strange things begin happening around town: midnight death parties at graveyards; freaky black cats popping up everywhere; my ex-boyfriend, Daryl, choosing now to rehash our breakup’s greatest hits. And then there’s Gabriel’s archnemesis, the evil Vampire King, who apparently wants to turn the town into his personal blood bank. It’s up to me and Gabriel to put our differences aside (and for Gabriel to put on a pair of pants) so we can set everything right again . . . or I just might become vampire food for real.

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Faeries are out and proud on Earth and things are finally settling down for them. Vervain and her husband, Azrael, have worked hard to open fey embassies around the world and require faeries to follow the laws of the lands they visit. But the Gods aren’t happy. It’s bad enough that humans forgot about most of them, but now, they’re practically worshiping faeries. Many gods have started impersonating faeries to get a taste of the worship they once had, but one group of gods is too bitter for that. They’re pretending to be fey but only to make the Fey look bad. As their assaults grow more and more terrible, and humans lose faith in the Fey, the Godhunter and the God Squad struggle to track these posers down only to discover that the faerie fakers have a secret weapon. One that may prove to be too powerful for even the great Faerie God to overcome.   Amazon KU


Despite the deception of friends and family, Robin Icethorn has become the King he was destined to be. But enemies still surround him, some hidden behind the smiles of those he trusts. His world is thrown into chaos when the god’s become more than just stories. And Robin will do anything to save his father, his last living relative. Even if that means striking up a deal with the father of the person who tried to murder him.     Amazon KU


Cougar shifter and single dad Lucas Concolor lives for his job and his young daughters. By day, he’s an undercover game warden, hunting down wildlife poachers. After work, his pair of sweet little girls think Daddy’s a superhero. As far as romance goes, Lucas knows love isn’t in the cards. Fated mates? He’s never gotten anywhere near a so-called fated mate. Hell, he doesn’t even believe in happily ever after. Not after a painful divorce. Lucas is destined to be a lone shifter. And he doesn’t mind, not much anyway. Because fated mates are just a shifter fairy tale, right? Everything changes the night Lucas meets Malia, a feisty blue-eyed wolf shifter girl…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)   AmazonKU


My name is Evelyn, and I’ve just been sold to pay off my father’s debt … and to them nonetheless. I thought I’d be going to college after the summer. I thought my family was normal. But, apparently it isn’t. I’ve just found out my father’s gambled away all our savings, and now the men he owes money to want him to pay. Moreover, I’ve just discovered who he owes money to. The Devils Mafia. Notorious monsters, the stories told about them are never spoken above a whisper. They have the cops in their pockets, not to mention the judges and any other high-ranking official around. When all is said and done, they are the law. So, when I overhear them and get caught eavesdropping … they decide to make my parents an offer. My life in exchange for theirs. I can’t believe my ears when my father agrees, and suddenly life as I know it is turned upside down. Whisked away to my captors’ estate, I’m forced to agree to a set of rules: No running. No lying. No secrets. Fine, but it’s their next request that has my heart pounding in my chest. The final offer that could nail shut my proverbial coffin. I must obey their every demand. Knowing who they are and what they’re capable of, I want to refuse, but it’s what they offer me in exchange that soon has me wondering just how far I’ll be willing to go.     AmazonKU


Rob’s current goal in life? Do not eat people. That’s easier said than done when you’re a kelpie in the service industry. While Rob pursues his goals from behind the bar, a stranger walks in, and Rob catches the man’s scent. Yet, patrons are not for eating, and it should have ended there… except when Rob smells that delicious scent again, the beautiful stranger needs help. Bertrand wants to fit in, but because he’s part Fae, part Elf, and grew up human, he’s not really at home in either human or supernatural society. Still, he likes being a reporter and following a story all the way to its conclusion. The story he’s pursuing when he walks into Rob’s bar one night is one of supernaturals going missing, and Bertrand seems to be the only one who cares. Meeting Bertrand might just shift Rob’s life goals. Coming face-to-face with a kelpie stallion might be enough to help Bertrand see where he fits in perfectly. Except Bertrand doesn’t really know what to make of Rob, and also, Bertrand’s missing persons story is bigger than even he envisioned. It’s turning into a case of abduction and trafficking he needs to unravel before he can even think about Rob’s advances. The story will lead Bertrand to some dark places before the year is out.     Amazon     Kobo

BLUE ROSE by Lena Austin

Princess Zara knows one of royal blood is sometimes forced into political alliances, but what’s wrong with wanting a real Prince Charming? Few princes would want a wife who could best them with any weapon, still, there are more rivals for her hand — and her father’s kingdom — than she expects, but only two catch her eye. Prince Bram seems perfect, but he’s more interested in Prince Kennit than Zara. And the nearsighted Kennit isn’t perfect enough — her father will never approve the marriage. Prince Kennit knows there’s only one woman for him, but few princesses would find a shape shifting dragon to their liking. When Zara is poisoned, Kennit’s the first to volunteer for the expedition to save the princess, though the quest will lead them deep within the ninth circle of Hell. Zara refuses to be left behind, and Bram’s along for the ride. Things have changed a little — okay, a lot — since the days of Dante’s Inferno. This time the tourists are Zara, the poisoned princess, and her two suitors. Together they must find a single blue rose in the deepest part of Hell before the next full moon, or Zara will run out of time — and choices.     Amazon     Kobo


All Augustine’s life, she’d been the backup. The sidekick. She was the quiet one, and when Rebekah rose to power, she was thrust into the limelight, serving as the liaison between other packs. Her first assignment? Charm the Alphas of Starlight Sky Pack. She didn’t expect to stumble headfirst into not one, but two charming males, both of which were her fated mates. But Augustine had a secret–she didn’t have a wolf. Or, rather, she had never been able to shift. She’d never heard her wolf’s voice in her head. And now she had two more problems to add to the mix–one twin with a sharing problem, and another with a distaste for wolfless females. Would these two volatile males put their differences aside long enough to woo their fated mate, or was Augustine doomed to have two mates who wouldn’t give her the time of day? With trouble looming on the horizon, and all were-kind on the cusp of war, she simply had better things to do than cater to two grumpy alphas. No matter how irresistible they were without their shirts on.     Amazon KU


Two years have passed. The events at Stonehenge have left the group, and their hearts, fractured and heavy with sorrow. There’s no worse time to learn existence is in peril from an overwhelming power battering down the veil between worlds. To stop it, they must do what they have prevented before, and open a door to Theia—the place some call hell, where the hint of a morning star glimmers on the dark horizon. That means they must reunite to fight for survival, the future, and love…one last time.     Amazon KU


I’m Vee Harper, and I’m living the dream, jumping through time, solving the unsolvable for the Agency of Paranormal Peculiarities. That is until my boyfriend, fellow-time traveling witch Detective Michael Cooper, sends out a magical SOS that rocks my world. He’s stuck in 1964 with his life on the line, and it’s up to me to trace the threads of space to save the day. No big deal, right? Right. It has to be. I lost my mom to the job, and I’m not about to lose my love. You hear that, Universe. This is non-negotiable. Which means there’s only one thing left to do. Are you ready?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


When hate is your poison. Love is your cure. Last year I fell for the dangerously handsome, immortal King. He promised to protect me from a vicious Uprising that wanted me dead. But fate has a cruel sense of humor. The King used me to create the heir that he so desperately wanted, a prince who would rule his kingdom and complete a prophecy thousands of years in the making. He took our son away the moment he was born, leaving me shattered, trying to piece myself back together. And I did. Now, I’m the boss of my own security firm, [SNIP] With our son’s life hanging in the balance, and a war on the brink of breaking out, I must push my rage aside and work together with the one man who has the power to destroy me. Because the King has decided he’s ready for a fight and not just to save our son, but for redemption. He wants it all. He wants me. But I will never give up. I am a stronger woman than ever before and have no intention of falling for his lies again. All I have to do is solve the case, save my family, and fight against the magnetic, all-consuming pull to my fated mate.   Amazon KU


Living without him for sixteen years sucked, but Everleigh survived. Now that blasted sexy Dragon is back with a tall tale and a basket load of apologies, but she can’t forget how bad it hurt to lose him the first time. Can she leave the past behind and trust Deacon to stand by her side for all eternity, or will she give up on the holidays forever? Only time will tell, but if Fate has anything to say about it that sweet Baker Bear will be unwrapping her Dragon sooner rather than later.     Amazon KU


Some bonds weren’t meant to be broken. Vampire PI Evan Fournier has dealt with his fair share of danger and heartache, but nothing prepares him for the pain of a broken bond with his mate—especially when his mate is the one who severed it. Bond or no, he still loves Colin—fiercely. Trust, however, is harder to come by. And when a demon starts terrorizing paranormals in Toronto, trust in one another is exactly what they’ll need. Former firefighter turned crime-fighting phoenix Colin Zhang knows who Evan was—is—to him, but he doesn’t know if he can give him what he wants. He just needs a little time to figure things out. Unfortunately, bringing down a demon bent on mass murder leaves little time for anything else. The only way they’ll destroy the demon is by teaming up with an unlikely partner to infiltrate a gang of terrorists. But the only way they’ll save themselves is by finding a path back into each other’s arms—and hearts—once again.      Amazon     Kobo


Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other. While she’s the same person at her core in both times, she’s leading two vastly different lives. In Colonial Williamsburg, Libby is a public printer for the House of Burgesses and the Royal Governor, trying to provide for her family and support the Patriot cause. The man she loves, Henry Montgomery, has his own secrets. As the revolution draws near, both their lives–and any hope of love–are put in jeopardy. Libby’s life in 1914 New York is filled with wealth, drawing room conversations, and bachelors. But the only work she cares about–women’s suffrage–is discouraged, and her mother is intent on marrying her off to an English marquess. The growing talk of war in Europe only complicates matters. But Libby knows she’s not destined to live two lives forever. On her twenty-first birthday, she must choose one path and forfeit the other–but how can she choose when she has so much to lose in each life?      Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo

PINK MOON (A HEX SUPPORT MYSTERY BOOK ONE) by Annabel Chase and Tana Gray 

Katherine Fairfield isn’t a typical woman—or a typical witch. Once upon a time, she worked as an agent for Hex Support, a secret division within the Federal Bureau of Magic. Following the tragic death of her husband, she quit to focus on raising their twins. Now the kids are in college and Kit spends her days at the enchanted family estate known as Dark Hollow, along with her two younger sisters and a sanctuary of forgotten familiars. Until duty calls. Kit has no interest in returning to her previous life, but her former boss makes her an offer she can’t refuse. A prominent supernatural socialite has been murdered in Savannah and Hex Support could really use the talents of a Fairfield witch to crack the case. Begrudgingly Kit dusts off her badge and heads to Savannah where she meets the suspects—as well as a mysterious vampire known only as Palmer who seems to know far more than he should. As Kit closes in on the killer, she’s forced to call upon magical skills she’s long ignored and face the reality of her new life. Will she retreat into the dark recesses of her sanctuary and let a killer go free or will the Green Witch rise to the challenge and remind the supernatural world who’s boss?     Amazon KU


A destitute maidservant must choose whom to love: her vampire mistress or the woman trying to save her life. In the Dream House meets The Ghost Bride in a provocative tale of seduction, violence, and despair from lesbian dark fantasy author Lianyu Tan. 1927, colonial Singapore – Monsters don’t scare Gean Choo. And there are monsters aplenty among the Europeans on sultry Singapore island, all of them running away from something—or someone. When she starts her new job as a lady’s companion, she can’t imagine falling for the impassioned, demanding mistress of Ambrosia Hall, nor the gruff, brooding woman who serves as her lady’s majordomo. The latter holds her heart; the former, her body, blood, and loyalty. Both want her. Both need her. And one of them will die for her.

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I was born under the shadow of death, and my life since has been intricately entwined with that of the Grim Reaper. They call me the Death Whisperer. One hand fixes; the other breaks. All I have ever known is a life full of pain and suffering, because what the legends don’t tell you about my power…is that there’s always a price. And I’m the one who has to pay it. My powers took my voice from me, and every day, I’m forced to experience unbearable agony. But my suffering doesn’t stop the fae of our realm from using me and my gifts, regardless of the consequences. The princes who rule the various kingdoms are rumored to be cold-blooded and vicious, with no regard to fae life. They take what they want, when they want it, in the hopes of hurting each other in the process. But what if the thing they all want…Is me? Some want to use me, others want to love me, and others still want to destroy me. The problem is, there’s not a lot left of me to use, love, or destroy. Death has whispered to me for years now, and I think it’s finally time I started listening.     Amazon KU


“I want to start by saying none of this was my fault.” Imogen Ironwood owes the God of the Dead two life debts…and Arawan isn’t the kind of god to let a debt go uncollected. Trouble and death have followed Imogen Ironwood her entire life. As a hunter, she’s used to both, but screwing with a death god is probably the biggest mistake she’s ever made. It wasn’t like she asked him to restore her to the land of the living (twice), Imogen only wanted Arawan to help them find Hafgan, Morrigan’s escaped general and Arawan’s oldest enemy. She just didn’t expect Arawan to be hunting her as well. Imogen knows the world needs Arawan’s help to defeat Hafgan and that working with him is their only option. There’s only one small problem…Arawan is the personification of all of Imogen’s unhealthy obsessions—death, sex, and violence. And falling in love with a god is always going to end in blood and tears.     AmazonKU


How to tame a vampire isn’t in any of my spell books. My life changed forever the night my coven was attacked. I was scared and alone until my bestie Leo showed up. I trust him with my life. Good thing since he dragged me to the home of a notorious vampire. Even worse, another equally terrifying vampire is in charge of keeping an eye on me. I did my best to comply and keep my distance from the stoic, domineering man who I shared a room with. I may have tried to flirt with him a couple times, a totally dumb move considering vampires aren’t exactly fans of witches. It didn’t work anyway. Once I was able to get away from him and back to the safety of my coven, I hightailed it out of there. I thought I would quickly forget him. I was wrong. When we reunite, Beto let’s a surprising secret slip, leading me to make a decision that we both might regret. Who am I to deny a man his need to submit? Will Beto decide to trust me with his desires? Can I learn to keep a vampire in check? Don’t know, but I’m up for the challenge. If the war doesn’t tear us apart first.   AmazonKU


First, a popular fast-fashion store down the street from the tea room in Bath, England, is burned to the ground and a dead retail worker found inside. Then, the authorities confirm the fire was arson and the young woman was murdered. Even worse, suspicious bite marks were found on her neck. Bites marks that might’ve come from a vampire or shifter. And since some of Minnie’s best friends at the tea room are vampires and shifters, she vows to find the killer to keep her innocent pals (and her crush) safe. Even if she’s still barely learning to use her witchy powers and already has a bit of a history with the handsome local detective. The very same detective who’s teamed up with a brash vampire hunter, leading both of them to grow ever more suspicious of Minnie’s snooping into so many local murders. Hey–it’s not her fault if she happens to be better at putting together the clues than the local police force. Besides, she’s got a handsome Mr. Darcy-esque vampire boss, a wise witchy mentor, and her adorable talking black cat familiar on her side….(more blurb on ebook seller page…)     Amazon KU


True love can withstand distance and time…but can it survive immortality? Over her more than a century as a mermaid, Alexis Silver never really questioned how her first husband had such an effect on her despite the brief time they had together. She tried a few relationships with other immortals, though none lasted. She’s content to be on her own, chasing the kind of adventures her mortal life would never have offered. Licinia, suspecting Alex isn’t over Albert, suggests they take a trip to the land once called Ptolemais. Curious to see what magical surprises her dark master friend has up her ethereal sleeves, Alex agrees. But not long after arriving in Cairo, they hit a snag. Licinia wants to conduct a ritual. But the only source of rare, magical components won’t part with them unless the fate of his missing daughter is discovered. Alex soon realizes the woman’s disappearance is far from ordinary. In fact, it’s downright demonic.     Amazon KU


Omega wolf shifter Wyatt Wright has pined for Mayhem for what feels like forever. He’s watched Mayhem fall in and out of love more times than he can count. Now it’s Wyatt’s turn and he can’t screw this chance up. Wyatt’s been warned by his brothers to be careful. Mayhem’s a wild card. Wyatt might end up getting tangled in Mayhem’s MC problems but he doesn’t care. He’s determined to become Mayhem’s forever mate no matter what. Alpha bear shifter Mayhem knows Wyatt was meant to be his, but Wyatt’s too good for the likes of him. That’s why he’s kept his distance all this time. Friendship should be enough but what if Mayhem starts wanting more? What if the mate he’s been searching for his entire life, is standing right in front of him? But claiming Wyatt right now is risky, especially with an unknown enemy gunning for him and his MC. Can Mayhem win Wyatt over and save his MC family at the same time?     Amazon KU


Her life is no fairytale. Firmly on the shelf, Eleanor Douglas’ days are spent catering to her two young stepsisters and attending to her stepmother’s every need. When a stranger comes through town with an invitation to an extraordinary ball—a fairy ball that comes along once a century in search of human brides—Eleanor, with the aid of fae magic, must race against time to infiltrate the ball and rescue her stepsisters before it’s too late. What that plan did not include was being thrust into a post-apocalyptic future where she must rely on her wits to survive in a world inhabited by monsters, human and inhuman alike. Or being claimed by a powerful male whose kiss is familiar, but was true beneath fae glamour? He crossed time to find her and claim her, and he will settle for nothing less than everything. Even as he searches for the mysterious female at the ball, he is drawn to the female who drags him to a garden in between worlds, whose voice and spirit seduces him. She makes him question every vow, and yet he will give it all up for her. But when the ball arrives again, will their love be enough to save her and the world a second time? Or will Lucifero’s throne finally crumble taking all that he loves with it? This retelling of Cinderella travels from early 1800s New England, to the glamour of a fae ball, and to an impossible future where the worlds of men and monsters cross and the world as we known it has fallen. And yes, there most certainly is a “fairy godmother” and a shoe.   Amazon KU


Sabine has been recovering from work-related damage. An active nearly crushed her spine. She’s now on crutches until a walking suit can be arranged, and coordinating formalwear with crutches is harder than it looks. Watching her friend Vallu get married to the large furry man of her dreams and the father of her baby was sweet, and the reception was fun. With the crutches, Sabine had to skip the dances, but she enjoyed every moment of the party. The bride and groom were long gone when she got a call from another guest and answered the call for help. Ylara was being cornered by three alphas who didn’t mind sharing, and that was not something she was interested in. With three ladies gathered to distract the guys, they split off to deal with their individual alpha. Shaking them off was another matter. Sabine ends up with a muscle-bound water-breather on her trail, and dealing with him and her injuries is just too complicated. She makes a few decisions that change the direction of her life and twist her future into something she could not have imagined.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: A re-release “revised and extended by 21,000 words” per the author.

Herby – I needed a boyfriend to keep my father from marrying me off to a man handpicked by him. What better way to get one than to summon a demon? When I found a book of shadows in my grandfather’s attic, I knew I’d found the answer, but something went wrong. Instead of summoning a demon, I ended up in hell. What was I supposed to do now? Hades – Judging souls was boring. Ruling the underworld was boring. Everything was boring. I needed something to happen to keep me from going insane. I never imagined the fates would answer my unspoken prayer by dropping a human into the underworld, and I’d certainly never met a human quite like Herby. He confused me, amused me, and drove me crazy. Why else would I agree to be his boyfriend?    Amazon KU


Lander was good at her job. What she wasn’t good with was people, most people, in fact. Especially attornies who weren’t prepared when they cross-examined her as a witness. She didn’t care. She had work to do. Leaving the courthouse was the last thing she remembered when she woke up in the hospital. Happy to have finally found his mate after all these centuries, Hamish, an ancient vampire, had been following her scent all morning. The scent led him to the courthouse, where he decided to wait until she came out. But shots rang out when Lander stepped out of the building. Hamish would have to move fast, or he would find and lose his mate at the same time.

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Her coven wants her to choose a mate, her familiars want her to mate with them, and her aunt wants her womb to produce strong shifters to turn into monsters. Everyone is obsessed with who Melody will breed with. Frankly, it’s the last thing on her mind. How can she possibly relax, when so many are suffering? Her aunt continues to abuse and torture shifters, experimenting on them to create the ultimate hybrid army. Her peers want to enslave their own familiars, and the Provost – she wants to take Melody’s familiars away. Melody is being pulled in so many directions, but she’s struggling just to survive – not only her aunt’s machinations, but the persistent bullying by her fellow students. Things are only getting tougher at Adolphus Academy, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that she needs to get out of there as soon as she can. It’s obvious that she needs help from the US council, but the advent of the hybrid shifters means more questions for Melody. Questions she doesn’t have the answer to, no matter how many times they ask. If she can’t gain the trust of the council, then how on earth can she call on them for help? It seems her options are limited and her needs are great. It’s time for Melody to take her destiny in her own hands, and carve out the path that feels right to her.      Amazon KU


After a hellish divorce at 48, I’m ready for a new life. But I just found out this isn’t the only one I’ve lived. My husband sent pics of his eggplant to every woman in Florida, And once I caught on, it was time to divorce the pig. I packed up the RV we’d planned to drive cross-country together, And headed off on an adventure, all on my own. I rolled to a stop in Carlton after finding a paramedic job,
But it felt like déjà vu when I met the hunky fire chief, And a fiery blaze ignited between us instantly.
I can’t shake the feeling we’ve met before, And when a medium unlocks the secret to my past with August, This little midlife adventure of mine turns into a straight up freak show. You see, even though he looks about fifty, August is a six-hundred-year-old dragon. And my husband from a past life.   AmazonKU


VS Note: From APRIL 26

With three hearts to worry about, as well as my own, time will tell if I’m up for the task. I’ve always been normal. Okay, maybe more of an average guy, who’s quiet and awkward. Just someone who’s trying to survive living in my trailer while dodging my mom’s debt collectors. Everything changes when a power within me surfaces, and my eyes are thrown wide open. Humans aren’t the only ones who walk the earth. Read that again, but slowly. I know. I can hardly believe it either. There’s more. With my newfound power, I’m expected to attend a college to learn how to use my slightly terrifying and temperamental telekinetic ability, a power I apparently should have received when I was a kid, not at twenty-one. Throw in my new roommates and my brain threatens to overload while my heart can’t figure out who or what it wants. All my traitorous heart is sure of is that it’s greedy and beats far too fast when any of the three not-completely-human men are around. Not that my wanting will do me any good. There’s Cade who hates me, Zeke who’s super nice and understanding but way out of my league, and Hyde who’s as scary as he is quiet. I have no idea if I’ll survive the changes, but I really want to. Just wait and see for yourself. As soon as you meet these guys, you’ll understand and see our undeniable connection. Just be warned, nothing but death will stop me protecting my hearts.       Amazon KU


In a world full of elves, woodwose, gargoyles, and brownies, shadow elves are the most feared. Casimir, brother of the elven king’s spymaster, is constantly reminded of this reputation in his service to his brother and his king. Now, dying slowly at the hands of a crazed magus, he holds no hope of rescue. Who would risk their life for a nightmare like him? Veta lives to protect her younger half-brother, so when their village is raided, she exchanges her life for his. Dragged into a magus’ horrifying workroom in the depths of his fortress, she comes face to face with a nightmare, a shadow elf. However, tortured and dying, he clearly poses no danger. That is until he offers her a bargain.   AmazonKU


Cammie – The love of my life thinks I’m dead. Even in witness protection, the criminals found my family. Now they’re after me. Rourke and his friends are the only ones I can trust. Discovering I’m alive has infuriated him. However, it didn’t stop us from having sex. Now I’m in danger. I want to survive this and prove to Rourke I still love him. He feels betrayed, and I don’t know if he’s ready to forgive. Rourke – Losing Cammie shattered me. That was almost fifteen years ago. I never recovered. Now with love around me, I’m seeing her ghost. Okay, not her ghost. Her. She’s alive. She’s even more beautiful than I remember. I want to keep her safe and have a family with her. However, the assassins who killed her parents are now after her. As far as a future? How can I trust her after living a lie?     Amazon KU


VS Note: From APRIL 25

A completely unexpected holiday meet-cute between an Alpha werewolf who had long ago written off a romantic future for himself and an Omega music teacher who knows he’s a little too old and much too boring to catch any man’s eye collides with a violent threat from a group of Hunters determined to blame shifters for the pandemic sweeping the world. This threat leaves Chuck and Julian struggling to build a solid foundation for their fledgling relationship, despite the hate threatening the physical embodiment of Chuck’s life work and the dozens of Omegas relying on him. Threatened by Hate is book five in the Omega Destiny, International series. Trigger warnings for references to hate groups, pandemic denial, and light-hearted banter about the treatment of prisoners of war. The story was completed prior to the Russian attack on Ukraine, but we understand that the difficult world climate at this point might make this unwelcome, despite the context being intended as humor.     Amazon KU


Yesenia Warwick artfully dodges her father’s talks of marriage, set on proving she is just as capable as her brothers. Her three loves—kin, homeland, and independence—are all she needs. Corin Quinlanden suffers under the cruel contempt of his ruthless father and brother as they scheme and plot from their castle in the trees. He’s given up wishing for happiness. A strategic marriage, far from home, is as high as he dare dream. But the king of this realm has his own plan. Everything the gilded Quinlandens have “earned” was stolen from the Warwicks. So when all the leaders of the realm are summoned to a celebration with the king, both houses approach this fete balancing on a sharp blade’s edge. But the king’s celebration quickly turns to horror. The lords and ladies can only watch, helpless, as the devious king masterminds a series of marriages between their children, spinning the kingdom into chaos. Brash, fearless Yesenia Warwick is now the unwilling bride of tender-hearted Corin Quinlanden. Neither her silver-tongued wit, nor her unmatched skill with daggers, can erase what has been done. The choice ahead of her is simple, but impossible. Embrace her dangerous new life in the den of her enemy, or send the kingdom to war.      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

OMEGA COURT by Mira Kane

After a rocky start at the Omega Sanctuary, I finally have my pack. Men who want me for who I am, not what my omega designation can do for them. I know together we can overcome anything…Until renegade omega Yvenna returns to destroy everything I’ve built. Giving in to her demands means doom for us all. With my pack vulnerable and caught between worlds, I’m faced with the impossible question: What would you do for the ones you love most?     AmazonKU

DEBUNKED (HAUNTED? BOOK 2) by Pandora Pine

Ghost hunter Marlowe Bond is shocked when Peyton West, the man who spent the last two years doggedly debunking his paranormal investigations, calls for help after allegedly being attacked in his home by a spirit. After a night in the house, Marlowe’s not sure anything more than a well-staged hoax is the culprit. Along for the ride is Marlowe’s boyfriend, artist Trip Cahill. Trip is expecting your standard low-grade paranormal activity, but gets more than he bargained for when Peyton explains that he’s being haunted by the ghost of Jordan Finch, a businessman who was killed fifteen years ago by his wife’s teenaged hitman. Is the spirit of Jordan Finch plotting the ultimate revenge for his murder, or is this “haunting” another in a long line of fantasies for Marlowe to debunk? Debunked is book two in the new Haunted? series and features a quirky ghost hunter, his witchy boyfriend, and a disinterested cat named after a Stevie Nicks song. Fact or fiction, haunting or hoax, join Trip and Marlowe as they work together to uncover the truth, no matter what it might be.   Amazon KU


VS Note: From APRIL 30

Ophelia has a dirty secret. Well, it’s not really a secret anymore. Ophelia was born into a family of Hunters, tasked with protecting the humans from the creatures of the night who feast on their fear. Except Ophelia always found the idea of monsters kind of intriguing. She even made the grave sin of committing some X-rated monster thoughts to paper—which in hindsight may not have been the best idea because her parents were mortified—but you live and learn. Well, everyone finds out your secret, you get banished from society, and then you learn. But the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Ophelia has been waiting for to make good on some of those fantasies has arrived. The King of Shades requires a hunter bride, and Ophelia is the best fit for the job. Now she just needs to convince her surly monster husband, Allerick, that she’s the best fit for him.   Amazon KU


Angela: My secret is out, and now both Mark and Jack know that I’m a werewolf. Worse, my abusive ex-boyfriend, the one who made me this way, has escaped from prison and he’s after one thing: our son. The Pack is a brutal, criminal motorcycle gang: I don’t want that life for Rabbit. Jack says he can protect us, but the Pack is strong and if they catch us, they’ll kill me and take Rabbit. But if I’m going down, I’m taking Gray with me. Jack: She’s a monster like me, but that doesn’t change how I feel about her. I’ll do everything I can to save her and her son. When old enemies reappear and my Mistress betrays me, I might have to give up everything to protect them from the Pack. Angela’s entrusted me with her son, and I won’t let her down. A werewolf ready to make her last stand. A vampire who will do anything to protect the innocent from the unholy.      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Alex – Some people are born lucky. Then there’s me, destined to be loved by the man who knows my darkest secret. My gift has followed me my entire life—the ability to see the threads of fate. I can see the red thread tying together two people destined to love one another. But my gift has another side to it. A darker side. I can also see a simple black thread tied to the fingers of those who aren’t aware of it, connecting them to the person destined to kill them. And when I look down at my own finger, I can see the red thread stretched over to Bishop King. The man who is my soul mate. But then why is the black thread also wrapped around our fingers? Bishop is sweet and caring, and I can’t stop my heart from loving him. I just need to thwart fate before it separates us forever. Bishop – I swore to never let myself be drawn back into Alex’s world, but the man is funny and charming and the moment we’re together I fall back into the familiarity we shared as teenagers. I know this time is different; he’s hoping that I can help him walk through his dreams to figure out how an innocent girl is going to die. While his dreams tell of the future, mine allow us to find the truth. But what happens when we save a life and change fate–will it affect our own future? I can’t keep myself from falling for Alex, but what if helping him leaves one of us dead?    Amazon KU


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Omegas are vulnerable if unprotected. Prey just waiting to be devoured. But Karissa still wants her life back. She wants the naive innocence she had before it was stolen by seven powerful Alphas… but the pack won’t let her go. They’ve claimed her, sworn to protect her from any threat in the universe, but for an Omega planning to run, the most dangerous threat of all comes from one who already owns a piece of her soul. Danger. Drama. This pack is in trouble, and Karissa could be their doom or their salvation.    Amazon KU


Key is not really Doctor Key. I’m over that part, but it wouldn’t shock me if he really was a doctor. He definitely wasn’t lying about getting arrested. There are now three people at my museum who can translate the missing page from the grimoire as easily as breathing. This isn’t good. This isn’t good at all. But I trust my new houseguests. They have intimate knowledge of Thorunn and the Cult of the Aether Sisters. They all have their reasons for stopping them and yeah, I just met Sleipnir and Bjorn, but they are planning some sort of reckoning on Valentine for what he did to me. The only problem is that Bjorn sees the future and he hasn’t seen us stopping Thorunn from coming back from the dead and starting a new cult.     Amazon KU


Sebastian might have the power to summon animals, but winning Jack over? Far more difficult. As first encounters go, Jack and Sebastian’s isn’t ideal, leaving Jack nursing a grudge he’s not about to let go of in a hurry. Yet, if Jack is to find his missing sister, and Sebastian is to rescue his captured prince, they’ll need to set their differences aside and work as a team. Jack is stubborn and somewhat volatile. Sebastian is vain and clearly in love with himself. But as the unlikely companions face all manner of dangers together, they grow closer. Rescuing the prince should be easy. Rescuing him from an impenetrable tower guarded by dragon-shifting knights? Okay, that part is harder. But once the adventure is over, letting Sebastian go might be the hardest thing Jack has ever had to do.   AmazonKU