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
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.
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
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
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?
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?
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
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.
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 audacity. Madison 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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
MATED TO THE MONSTER (SOMBRA DEMONS BOOK ONE) by Sarah Spade
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.
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
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
VS Note: From APRIL 22
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.
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?
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
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
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
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