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?
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.
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
STARS AND SPIKES (ALIEN GLADIATOR KINGS BOOK 4) by Jove Chambers
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.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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 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?
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 home. Obeying 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.
Enter worlds of magic, mischief, and monsters. Multiple authors from across the globe have come together to bring you new and exclusive urban fantasy stories. From vampires, apocalypses, Fae, witches, and more, each story will thrill and enchant you . Amazon KU
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
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.
Follow Arabella and her monsters on the next part of their journey! Amazon KU
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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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