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.
Rayna – If one male remained alive in the universe, and that male was Lord Ledos, I’d let both of our species die out. He looks like a rock star, swaggers like the galaxy’s greatest gift swings between his leather-clad legs. He’s a force of nature. I’m a wallflower. We couldn’t be more opposite. It would be so much easier to ignore him if my body didn’t light up like a display screen every time he was near.
When I’m forced to live on his ship because some marks on his chest mean I’m his mate, I’m furious. I’m not cut out to be anyone’s mate, especially his. Ledos – I am Ledos, wielder of the longbow and lord of my Sola, my living ship and symbiont. My brothers consider me a waste, and yes, I have been known for indulging in pleasures of every kind. But that was before an enemy attack caused my ship to become separated from the others. Before I rescued one of my brothers and his Sola from certain death, and with him, the human females under his protection. Before I met her. The instant I meet Rayna Lee, my body burns with the mating marks. The little human is mine. My true mate. My love. And for some reason, she detests me. When an accident causes us to be stranded on the planet’s surface and forced to survive on our own, Rayna accepts me as her mate, but being away from my symbiont ship for so long is slowly killing me. I can survive anything the enemy Brakken throws at me, but I cannot survive losing her. Amazon KU
He’s the monster on the space station. I’m the girl who always runs. I thought I would die alone in the heap of floating space junk orbiting a planet that’s not Earth. But then he burst through an airlock. And now I know two things: We are not alone and aliens are not little green men. They’re hulking great winged predators with abs that go on forever and a penchant for hunting humans. My alien has to be the most gorgeous being I’ve ever seen. From the look in his dark eyes, he wants so much more than first contact. He wants to consume me…And for the first time in my life, I stop running. With any luck, I’m going to be lunch. Amazon KU
There’s nothing worse than being stranded on a freezing cold planet with a Demon who lived on a diet of driving her crazy and self importance? Prussia was a phenomenal ship mechanic; there’s nothing she can’t figure out and fix, until she was given a strange object that transported her and the Night Demon from their ship to a new planet. Refusing to die next to the arrogant x-pit fighter she attempts to figure out the object so that they can go home. Unfortunately, poking things to see what it does ended up transporting another member of the Maw to her awful situation. One obnoxious Demon, one emotionally broken Kingling, and one despondent Ahpaki…..trying to survive the impossible. Amazon KU
VS Note: I think GRIM is one of the best scifi romance novels I ever read and I still want the heroine to be one of my besties. So I’m happy to see this new sequel novel and have it pre-ordered.
It’s a busy time within House Luanda. Women are finally choosing Warriors. A facility is being prepared for the first willing females from Earth. The time is drawing near for Grim and Lisa’s daughter to be presented, and Grim is struggling with it. The thought of his Queen being at risk terrifies him. Then Grim discovers another threat that affects not just his queen but every Tornian, Kaliszian, and person on Earth. New life and old grudges are revealed during this fragile time, and only the Goddess knows what will happen.
VS Note: I saw an absolutely hilarious review of this on Tiktok so I’m listing it. It’s listed in Erotica. Released APRIL 23.
When broma pod smuggler Ch’ik Wazo finds herself – literally – down and out on an unfamiliar planet in the Rahnbo system. she’s forced to admit she’s in one hell of a tight spot. Just as she’s preparing for a long, boring, and credit-less wait through the harvest season, an unlikely trio of long-eared aliens makes her an irresistible offer. Zul, Roz, and Jau promise they’ll help her save her cargo if she’ll agree to carry theirs. But with hidden dangers ready to turn a not-so-simple business arrangement into an all-out space war, it will only take one wrong move for this strange partnership to go supernova. Planet Oster: Fertility Fusion is an explicit Easter-themed alien romance intended for 18+ audiences only. It involves very explicit group activity, colorful (and frequent) explosions of “egg dye,” ovipositor action, knots, designations of the verse-of-omega variety, discussions of fertility, pregnancy, birth, brief mentions of stillbirth/infant loss (not directly affecting characters), allusions to sex work, allusions to drugs, vaping, pain kinks, praise kinks, kidnapping, gross vending area snacks, graphic violence, space gun violence, extensive property damage, unethical hacking, stealing, unaliving of baddies, awakening of furry tendencies you might have been previously unaware of, alien anatomy, mating bites. And finally, while neither sweet bunnyboys still carrying their V-cards for certain acts or MM interaction needs a “warning,” consider this a notice this lovely stuff is in here too. (If you have any questions about potentially problematic content, please feel free to reach out to the authors directly on social media!) Amazon KU
This alien messed with the wrong gal. And now? He’s tied up in my mountain cabin. It’s been a couple of months since hundreds of thousands of people were abducted by aliens. We were all glued to the news as it happened. Even now, everyone is jumpy when a plane flies a little too low. Hell, or even flies at all. When I spot a guy who looks a little too shiny and strong to be from around here, I panic. Determined to catch and turn him over to authorities, I lure him inside my home, conk him over the head, and tie him up. Which was such a bad idea, because now what do I do with him and why does he keep insisting we’re mates? Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but certainly there are romantic elements.
Gal and Ettian have never been farther apart. Once, they were roommates and best friends, each suffocating under a secret of galactic consequence. When Gal’s came to light—that he was heir to the Umber Empire and all of its brutal conquest—the two were forced to flee their military academy, fall in with a brewing rebellion to reclaim the Archon Empire from Umber’s grasp, and face their long-held feelings for each other. Then the rebellion discovered Gal’s identity and to save his life, Ettian had no choice but to unveil his own secret: that he was the long-lost heir to the Archon throne. With Gal as a political prisoner, Ettian began the fight to restore his own empire—and to open Gal’s eyes to the possibility of a galaxy reclaimed from Umber’s greed. But just when Gal was starting to come around, a team of Umber operatives rescued him from Archon’s clutches and dragged him home to take up his crown. Now, separated for the first time and in full command of the might of their respective forces, the star-crossed rulers find themselves truly at odds. And with the war reaching a tipping point, the time has finally come for Gal and Ettian to confront what they owe their empires, their friends, and each other if they’re ever to forge a universe where the two of them can be together.
She awakens the beast in him…Zadoc has known happiness when he met his beautiful Jasmine. His ofelia. His soulmate. She was his whole world. Only to have her ripped away from him when she was murdered during the war with the Mordaines. Her death was a knife to his heart. As a centuries-old Zenarian immortal, Zadoc is aware that he will never love another. Never feel the soft caress of a lover’s hands upon his wings. The physical scars he bears are a constant reminder of all that he’s lost. Until he meets Laura. Sweet, shy, and Earth-born. Her presence brings light and joy to his soul—and his creature isn’t immune to her innocent allure either. After so many years of cold emptiness, Zadoc will go to extreme lengths to keep Laura by his side. Laura enjoys a simple life. A good book on a stormy night. Sunday dinners with her family. Her life is as modest as it gets and she’s happy with the status quo. When she meets Zadoc, co-owner of Zenarian Industries, she’s instantly drawn to him. His commanding presence and the deep, gravelly tone of his voice sends tingles of awareness along her nerve endings. Everything feminine in her stands up and takes notice. Until she glimpses the black wings sprouting from his back. Wait, wings? Before she can wrap her mind around what she’s seeing, she’s kidnapped by a disgruntled co-worker and tortured, marking the beginning of Laura’s crazy adventure into a world she never knew existed. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not romance. An LGBTQ+ scifi release of note. I’m buying it for the story which is kind of a follow on to “The Thing”.
Despite his ability to control the ambient digital cloud, a foster teen falls for a clever con-man. Luring bullies to a quarry, a boy takes clearly enumerated revenge through unnatural powers of suggestion. In the aftermath of a shapeshifting alien invasion, a survivor fears that he brought something out of the Arctic to infect the rest of the world. A rebellious group of queer artists create a new identity that transcends even the anonymity of death.
Everyone found their mate. Except me. I’m destined to die alone. Being jealous of my brothers and their happiness is something I’m not proud of. But this simmering anger won’t cool. I want to move past my own feelings and focus on winning the war against the Kevins. But then she calls for help.
Stella. She’s fierce and protective over her son, but she’s no match against a pack of sabrevipes—or the Kevins here to destroy us. Time is of the essence, and she needs me. It means running from the fight my people are in the midst of and setting off on a reckless mission with terrible odds. I’m determined, though. I’ll protect my runaway alien at all costs. Stella may hate every creature on Mortuus, including us morts, but it won’t stop me from keeping her and her son safe. If she hates me for that, so be it. I’d rather have her annoyed company than spend another second alone. Fate has brought me to them, as though delivering me right to my mate. All I have to do is convince her she’s forever mine. Amazon KU
My life is worthless. I’ve always been told I’m a freak. Not quite human. But never an orc. I was bred to fight the orcs. You may look at me and see a human woman, but they’ve added some of the traits of our enemies. Now no race wants me. And I am alone. Except for the handsome orc who calls himself Xenon. In a planet where human women are treated as objects to barter with, Xenon treats me like a person. He shares with me his food, his shelter, and one day soon I hope…His bed. He’s good, kind, and noble. His strength protects me and he’s given me everything while asking for nothing in return. So I’m going to give him something I know he’ll cherish forever. My heart. AmazonKU
Plagued by prescient nightmares and with hostile seers on their trail, Allie and Revik set up camp in New York, along with the remnants of their alliance. Then a human-killing virus strikes San Francisco.
Allie’s loved ones begin to disappear. Allie and Revik are forced to make impossible choices: robbing banks, dealing with double agents, hunting assassins and spies, building a refugee camp out of a five-star hotel––fixing their marriage. Meanwhile, Allie’s brother, Jon, is going through big changes of his own. He and ex-rebel, Wreg, search for humans on a list marking them as key players in the apocalypse––an apocalypse which already seems to be underway. Amazon KU
Chloe – My entire life has been one disaster after another. And now I’m stuck in the cargo bay of a spaceship, hoping the hulking great alien shapeshifter who just walked in won’t find me. Except… When he makes a sound of pain I have to look. Of course I do. Abs that go on for days, intriguing lines marking a path down his body, and more injuries than I can count. I feel sympathy and fear and desire. He lets me in on his darkest secret just to gain my trust, now what do I do with it? I want to run and hide. I want to run straight into his arms. Kitan – I can’t get over those blue eyes. This little stowaway, I want her. I want to protect her, take her, love her, fly with her. But first she has to trust me. So I show her the one thing I’ve hidden all my life, but sharing my secret comes at a prize. Her nav-ports are degrading, killing her slowly unless we do something. Somehow I need to find a way to get her the replacements she need. I’d do anything to save her life, anything. Even if it means I end up back home, trapped in hellish servitude. Amazon KU
Traitor or criminal? Lieutenant Lillian Buckner receives orders to take her squad of women pilots out to specific coordinates and destroy an unarmed transport. Lilly must decide whether to be a war criminal by firing on an unarmed vessel or to be a traitor and disobey her orders. Her life and those of her six pilots depends on her decision. No matter her decision, the punishment may kill her if she returns to the human forces. Trust or Punish? Lord Hugh Korol fights against the humans. They invaded the Celtan’s territory and took sectors of space from them. The humans attacked their home world. When human women aid one of their unarmed transports, he must decide what to do to them. Can he trust the one he desires or will she break more than the fragile trust growing between them? Amazon KU
Abandoned by the Father of Light and hunted by his Flock, Uriale craves vengeance against the Diakonos—humans who once worshipped him as a god, and then betrayed him by stealing his power over light. The chance for that vengeance stumbles into his talons with former Diakonos, Ellana Reese. Sparing her from death in the unforgiving jungle is no mercy on his part. He plans to torture the location of the other Diakonos out of her, but finds his own protective instinct standing in his way. To make matters worse, Ellana isn’t just any beautiful and fragile human female. She once captivated him as his devoted servant, her words of praise brightening his moments of darkness. Now that she’s in his grasp, he feels enchanted all over again. A dangerous secret – Ellana once loved Uriale as her god and also harbored a more forbidden desire for him, until he abandoned those he was meant to protect, destroying her faith in him. Now, she must lure him away from her son—their son—the genetically engineered child the Diakonos created to usurp Uriale’s power to give it to mankind. Ellana knows the fallen prince will kill Micah if he discovers the boy’s location. But Uriale’s unexpected mercy touches her heart as she realizes that he isn’t a perfect god of a light, but a flawed and scarred mortal of flesh and blood. Her fantasy is finally in her grasp, and his touch heats her blood, but the secret she must keep from him could destroy the love that grows between them. And the secrets Uriale keeps could destroy their world. Amazon KU
Everything’s gone wrong…all because I’m an Omega. My once normal, relatively happy life has been stripped from me. There’s a bounty for my capture. The government wants to keep me in a gilded cage, a prize to be enjoyed by other Alphas. But I refuse. Until three Alphas find me, each more captivating and handsome than the last. If they turn me in, I’ll never be free of the lust and greed of powerful men. But if they decide to keep me…They may steal my heart as well. AmazonKU
VIVIAN – What does it take for a chubby, socially awkward girl to get all the attention? Easy peasy. Just get kidnapped from Earth and thrown onto an alien planet. Since landing here, I’ve been fought over by every single alien I’ve met. Even the local wildlife want a taste. The one who has me now is terrifying. He’s huge, red, and looks like a demon—complete with a pointy tail! His touch does strange things to my body, and that’s even worse than being scared. COAL – All I wanted was to get the human female off my mountain. I’m not interested in having a mate; I’m very happy living alone. But the more time I spend with Vivian, the more I realize I can never let her go. What starts out as a chore to get back my peace and quiet becomes a race to win my mate. I might not be the warrior I once was, but my mate makes me whole, and I’ll do anything to keep her. Amazon KU
Humans finally know they’re not alone in the Universe. The confirmation comes in the form of a ship landing on Ellis Island in the middle of a live national broadcast. They’re invaders, but they come in peace. They want to know us, help us. They offer an exchange–their advancements in health and science, the eradication of our worst diseases, the neutralization of our weapons of war. The going rate for peace on Earth? An invitation. For those who are interested, a chance to live off world in their society, to understand the greater Universe, to be space explorers. Niwa signs up, ready to see the stars and the planets among them. When she and the other volunteers board the ship, everything seems gravy, until she realizes something strange. They’re all women, and all of their hosts are male.
This isn’t what scares her though. It’s the look of the alien commanding the ship, a the fact that it makes her want to run toward him and not away. Amazon KU
I thought this was the beginning of a life of luxury, now I’m just wondering how I will survive the night. My whole life I have been training to be a princess. Now the day of my ascension is finally here, and I am about to meet my prince for the first time. All I know is that Azriel Vastarien is one of the fiercest warriors in all of Vaterra. I expected him to greet me with open arms, as excited to meet me as I am him. Instead, I am met with contempt and aggression. None of this is what I expected. I feel like a lamb surrounded by a wolf pack. There is something wrong with these people, with this castle. The pale, gaunt faces of the royals haunt my dreams; the way they leer at me and lick their lips disquiets me further. I have no one to turn to other than my brooding warrior prince. He doesn’t say it, but I know that underneath his smoldering red gaze, he must feel something for me. Every time we touch, it’s electricity, but I can sense something dark inside him, a secret that is burning a hole in his soul. Could his distance be a way of protecting me? But if so, from what? I’m terrified of what he might do if I give myself to him, but I’m more terrified of what will happen if I don’t. Amazon KU
VS Note: Lesbian scifi. Not listed as a romance.
A mysterious race has settled in the Milky Way galaxy after a decades-long trek across the universe. Frighteningly advanced and confined to their ships, their quiet presence was puzzling, but oddly non-threatening. Eager to establish a rapport with them, the Alliance was getting nowhere in their efforts to engage the race’s Imperial leadership. That is until a bizarre incident brought the elusive Empress to their doorstep. Amazon
Chained. Forgotten. Wilful. Proven useless in the breeding rooms, Gwynn is relegated to the tunnels for punishment. Left to toil—or maybe to die, if no master returns for her. If only she could let herself. A desperate escape, the barest taste of freedom. Only to find herself ensnared by another. Not as a thrall. Not as a drone. But as something else entirely. Amazon KU
**************************BRIEF BREAK BEFORE THE FANTASY/PNR BOOKS!*****************
Just a reminder, my primary occupation is scifi romance author! It was mentioned to me a few times this past week that people may not know that…every week I do highlight one book from my 50+ backlist, but I guess having it at the bottom of the post means many readers never see it. I’ll try it this way for a week or two; not sure I like putting it here.
VS: The next book in my Badari backlist is KIERCE. This was an important book in the series because (mild spoiler) for the first time of the Badari can shift into his alien predator and I also wanted to set up a situation where the Badari tried to keep the soldier and his fated mate apart for what seemed like good reasons to them. But she’s having none of it! And (next spoiler) Kierce is from a Badari pack no one knew existed, which also sets up events in future books.
Elianna McNamee, spaceship engineer, is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with all her shipmates to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
Her captors decide to toss her in a cell with a ferocious predator, expecting him to kill her…but Kierce, the Badari warrior in question, has too much honor to mistreat a human woman. The trouble is, he’s trapped in a form drastically different from his own as a result of twisted genetic meddling and hiding dark secrets to save other Badari lives.
Able to become a man again briefly with Elianna‘s help, he and Elianna bond over their mutual hatred for the enemy but when rescuers finally arrive, the pair are separated by well-meaning Badari authorities.
Kierce struggles to overcome flashbacks from the torture and drugs the alien scientists inflicted on him. He and Elianna despair over whether he’ll ever be able to regain his rightful place as a man and a soldier in the pack, much less be ready to claim a mate.
Elianna accepts a risky but essential assignment far away from where Kierce is being held, working with another man who’s more than professionally interested in her. Her heart belongs to Kierce and she can’t forget their two nights of shared passion but will that be enough to lead them to a happy reunion?
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me! Love her books…
A Broken Heart – Princess Salena Nakoa KauPo thought she was over her broken heart. She’d put her first love and childhood sweetheart, Rhyian, firmly in the past where he belonged. His bitter betrayal of her was locked away deep inside, along with her foolishly innocent hopes and dreams. Now Lena has been thrust together with him, the prince of shadows, the one man she could never resist, on a mission to save the world from a terrible cataclysm. Worse, Rhyian refuses to believe her when she says there’s no hope for them. An Irresistible Longing – Rhyian is rather accustomed to being a failure. Goddesses know, he’s not magical enough for his sorcerous mother and not alpha enough for his father, the King of Annfwn. It hasn’t helped that he’s spent the last seven years trying to drown his sorrows—and to forget the one woman he ever loved, whose heart he carelessly shattered in a moment of weakness. Rhy knows he has to change to win back Lena’s trust, but how? A Love That Can’t Die – As Lena and Rhy struggle to overcome the wounds of the past, they and their friends approach the final confrontation with the strange intelligence intent on rending apart the very fabric of their world. And it looks like it will come down to the pair of them to strike the final blow. But only if they can build a new trust on the bitter past. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He’s a man of few words, but she fills his soul with poetry. Quiet. Brooding. Capable. Shaw’s mission is simple: Root out Stonemore’s leader and determine what the Divine has in store for the people of Zora and the Kings. Just as he gets started, however, a breathtakingly beautiful woman finds and tempts him like no other. Nothing can stop him from engaging in the pleasures she offers. After all, pillow talk is sometimes the best way to uncover secrets. Nia’s life has never been hers. From starving on the streets to becoming a slave to the Divine, she merely does what’s needed to survive. But when her latest assignment brings her face-to-face with a handsome man who makes her feel things she’s never experienced before, she begins to see that while she’s been living, she’s not really thriving. As truths are revealed, and Nia’s blinders are removed, she realizes that she can no longer sit by and allow things to continue as they have been in her city. It’s time to take a stand. With Shaw by her side, they spark a war so many have tried to avoid. But the injustices being perpetrated must be stopped—no matter the cost.
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me!
I don’t fear the Reaper. Not when he can kiss like that…A Grim Reaper knows when every living thing will die. But Silas can’t see Ramona’s death. It’s one of many reasons the Chaos witch intrigues him. She’s the antithesis of order, but when a dire threat to a single soul reveals a deeper attempt to ruin the order of life and death in the world, her power might be the key to making things right. If they survive the evil that wants to destroy everything that matters to them both, Ramona wonders if she’s finally found the male who won’t run from who and what she is. Suddenly the term “Death is the only certainty in life,” isn’t a threat—it might be a promise.
Sunday Wells comes from a long line of powerful witches, but that doesn’t explain why she’s plagued by dark shadows everywhere she looks. It’s not a great way to live, especially for a preschool teacher with young impressionable minds to watch over. Desperate to get control of her questionable powers, she gets help from the only reliable source she can think of. Her very powerful great aunt, Alice Bishop. But what Sunni finds out about herself will change everything. Vampire Lorenzo Robillard has dedicated his life to rescuing kidnapped children. It’s dangerous work with high stakes, and Ren ends up with a lot of enemies. Like the European crime boss who’s currently after him. With a target on his back, Ren runs to the safest haven he knows, his distant great aunt, Elenora Ellingham. But his troubles are far from over, and not just because there’s a woman in his aunt’s house he wasn’t counting on. Sunny and Ren clash like night and day. They’re so very different. And yet, so much alike. Love isn’t something either of them wanted, but the heart wields a magic neither of them can control. Amazon KU
Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, has one unspoken rule: take chances, but pay for them yourself. With it, she has turned enemies into allies, found her place with her demon kin, and stepped up as the subrosa of Cincinnati—responsible for keeping the paranormal community at peace and in line.
Life is . . . good? Even better, her best friend, Ivy Tamwood, is returning home. Nothing’s simple, though, and Ivy’s not coming alone. The vampires’ ruling council insists she escort one of the long undead, hell-bent on proving that Rachel killed Cincy’s master vampire to take over the city. Which, of course, Rachel totally did not do. She only transformed her a little. With Rachel’s friends distracted by their own lives and problems, she reaches out to a new ally for help—the demon Hodin. But this trickster has his own agenda. In the end, the only way for Rachel to save herself and the city may be to forge a new understanding with her estranged demon teacher, Al. There’s just one problem: Al would sell his own soul to be rid of her.
Driving home from a trip, Emma Matheson is run off the road in an abduction attempt. Seems the alpha of her father’s former pack never forgave his defection. To settle the old score, he plans to force her to mate with a male of his choosing—his son, Dmitri. Dmitri Gribkov wants no part of his father’s revenge. A loner by choice, nothing has prepared him for sexy, stubborn Emma. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even if it means losing her. Determined to control her destiny, she does her best to escape, even as the attraction between her and Dmitri sizzles. Doesn’t take long for her to realize this huge, sexy wolf is a protector at heart. Tracking and killing are what he does best. Before this is over, he’ll have blood on his hands, but winning her love will be the hardest battle.
The time has come. The Dark Mage, Lord Morgorth, and Aishe of the Ravena Tribe, are to become bondmates. Morgorth is equal parts nervous and excited. He wants to unite with Aishe in the sacred dialen ceremony, to proclaim their devotion to the world, to show everyone that Aishe is his equal and deserving of respect. After all they’ve survived together, why shouldn’t they make the cosmic promise before friends and family? But duty must often come before pleasure. When Morgorth’s estranged mentor, Master Ulezander, comes to him with a time-sensitive mission involving a major stone of power, Morgorth has little choice but to acquiesce. Aishe knows his mate struggles with the revelation of his true destiny, after a lifetime of defining himself as the future Destroyer of Karishian. All he can do is reassure Morgorth that being the Savior is a far better fate for both of them. But as Morgorth and Aishe leap through worlds and dimensions in pursuit of a stone of power, more pieces to the puzzle of Morgorth’s destiny are revealed. And they form an image of sacrifice and tragedy. The dark cloud of an ancient enemy looms ever closer, and the path to becoming the Savior might prove more monstrous than that of the Destroyer. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Aella Dentro has always wanted to take her place on the High Council, but now she has discovered a problem…her fated mate. Barker has been waiting his entire life for his mate to show up, but now she has, he’s realised they can’t seal their mating bond, not while both of them are working for the High Council. Can they resist the connection between them? Or do they give in and risk losing everything they’ve worked for? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Reese finally feels like she’s found a home amongst her fellow witches at Purple Oasis, and while working in the medical bay is challenging, she’s keen to prove she belongs there. When a patrol finds an unconscious tea witch outside the oasis, all of Reese’s skills are put to the test. Annabelle has never learned how to use her magic, but now she’s found herself at Purple Oasis and in the care of a gorgeous witch who is determined to teach her everything she knows, she realises that might change. Can Reese teach Annabelle how to use her magic, or will their lessons break them apart before they’ve even started to explore the connection between them?
Lion shifter Weston King runs his family’s business, and that’s enough for him. He doesn’t want the hassle of a mate and kids. He’s fine all by himself, thanks. That stern exterior melts the second he lays eyes on Gabrielle Katz. Weston gives himself one night with his mate. Then he will walk away. Forever. Gabrielle Katz’s life is seriously upended when she spends the night with Weston King. One night of frivolous fun sure wasn’t supposed to turn into the lifetime commitment of motherhood. Pregnant and with no clue how to tell her billionaire baby daddy about their child, Gabrielle’s future doesn’t look so great. The second Weston learns he is to be a father, he knows he has to step up. Not an easy thing to do. What’s a lion to do when he doesn’t deserve that kind of love and happiness? Gabrielle might just be the woman who melts his heart … one meal at a time. This chef has the recipe for happily ever after, and Weston King is the main ingredient! AmazonKU
Donna works diligently to earn a spot on the city’s philharmonic orchestra as a violinist. She has little time for dating, because most men she’s met are selfish. She meets Gerri Wilder at a fundraiser. Gerri promises to find her the perfect man. Donna is skeptical but gives Gerri the chance. What’s the worst that can happen? Jay is a billionaire who loves classical music and classic cars. Donna represents a chance to finally open up instead of living in his very private world. Jay can’t believe she’s the one. She’s not only beautiful, she’s someone he can connect with that truly understands him. Things get complicated when Donna tries to help an abused student. They get tangled up in an international conspiracy involving kidnapping, drug running, and evil shifters. This romance is about to go from zero to sixty really quick in the complicated level. Amazon KU
Blood on his lips. Power in his touch. A maelstrom in his eyes. The Prince, an Old One, High Lord of House Montague, is fixated on claiming me. The weight of his grip crushes my throat, and resistance is . . . well. Futile. I am Aerinne Capulette, last daughter of Faronne, and survival forces me to accept he killed my mother, that he will drag me to his bed fighting and cursing as he laughs. But I will not accept the subjugation of my House, my family, my friends. If any blood coats my hands, it will be his. My unknown power stirs, and with it a glimmer of understanding. Of course he wants me for more than my body. For why am I the only person in the city who can see the shape of his power? Renaud is power. He plays the long game. . . .and if you wish to walk the board as queen, and not as pawn, you will play it too, my halfling. I have said you have no choice. You anchor my sanity. I have also said I will make you strong enough to bear me. You have noted the storm gathering on the horizon? Scented smoke and crushed blooms in the air? Yes. A danger that eclipses us both approaches. I will destroy you before I allow you to be taken. I do not yield what is mine. But. . .if you submit, it may not come to such a pass. Your darkness may yet rise stronger than my own. Give yourself to me, and I will give you answers. And then, my halfling, I will teach you to rule. Blood On His Lips is an adult high heat, dark romantic fantasy, second in the Fae Prince of Everenne series. This not a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger. Book one must be read first. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release
Meeting your mate in a bar by chance, while your girlfriend is waiting for you at home. Welcome to the Candle District. Naemi makes a split decision to take control of her life that leads her down a path she was not expecting. Arami on the other hand always knew she would be the next Alpha and lives each day controlling every moment of her life with her partner, that is until she meets a stranger that changes everything for her. Amazon
Things got off to a shaky start, but Matilda Carol is settling in and grasping her newfound independence by the horns. Figuratively speaking, of course. Now that her life is purely her own, this half-wolf shifter, half-witch has a lot to learn and do, but she also has responsibilities and bills to pay. Even with her abilities, finding a job proves more difficult than she thought, but she refuses to give up. The universe will reward her determination when the time is right. In the meantime, she’s juggling the dating phase of her relationship with Talon. This mating dance confuses her, but not as much as the news about her supposedly dead father. Turns out he’s very much alive, and in Seattle. How can she possibly avoid him when he has answers about her growing powers and her destiny? And just as she settles into her place in the local coven, a relic the group is sworn to protect goes missing. Charged with leading a team to locate it, Mattie must brace herself for battle because the thief isn’t giving up easily and doesn’t mind killing to protect their secrets. Amazon KU
When she signed up for a reality tv show, Haven Avery was just looking for a way to pay off her debts. She never expected that her number might come up. Now she’s living in a pack house with a ruthless feral alpha and a beta with a secret… and things are about to get intense. Haven – Fat girls like me don’t make the prime time hours on shows like Omega Girls. Instead, if our number comes up, we’re relegated to the late night spots as we search for a pack. I get one camera guy—Arlo, who is a beta, of course—and some motion-activated cameras. I’m basically entertainment for insomniacs and obsessives. But I never wanted to be a star, so that’s the least of my problems. I’m much more concerned about one very angry alpha, a feral felon who has been assigned to “take the edge off” my heat spikes until I settle on a pack. Apparently the show pulled him out of prison just to… keep me calm. He’s bulky and bitter and seems to prefer punching people to talking. But as soon as I scented him, I knew there was more to him than a feral with a record…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Claiming a human was wrong and forbidden, but I couldn’t keep my distance from her. I fell in love the moment she fell into my arms after the accident. Chloe doesn’t know of my identity as a wolf shifter. And her memory has been wiped out. The only thing she’s aware of is my love for her. I took her in after the accident. Kept her safe when I knew a bunch of men were after her life. I’m a protector. And in this small town of Texas, I’ve also protected secrets that could destroy the town.
Chloe trusts me and feels safe in my presence. Touching her and keeping her close is my greatest honor. I would never let her down. Even if that meant betraying my own toxic family. Even if that meant going against the entire town. Our list of enemies is growing exponentially. So would I be able to save her from the men that were still out there? Amazon KU
VS Note: From MAY 30
A desperate wife flipping a coin. A bartender giving advice. A young woman keeping a family tradition amid war. On these moments hinge the future, and the outcomes are quite a coincidence. Or perhaps they are magic. You will always wonder… Authors M. L. Akin, Heidi Moone, Roan Rosser, and N. D. Gray bring you four fantasy stories centered around coincidences and close calls that are magical to read, if not in origin. Amazon Kobo
When you have chaos magic, the only thing you can do is expect the unexpected. Zombies. Shoestorms. Illicit unicorn rides. A talking red panda. Before today Max never believed in magic, despite bad luck so terrible he used to jokingly call it a curse. Now he’s a reluctant believer. His first day as a mage he draws the attention of the magic police, not to mention the mysterious hooded figures chasing him all over downtown Portland trying to kill him with magic. With the help of his new speed-demon red panda familiar, his fortune-telling neighbor, a gadget-obsessed witch, a grumpy vampire, and his maybe-brother, Max needs to learn to use his chaos magic, and quickly, or his ‘curse’ is going to be the end of him and the people he loves. Amazon Kobo
All Reia ever wanted was freedom. Known as a harbinger of bad omens and blamed for Demons eating her family, Reia is shunned by her entire village. When the next offering is due and the monstrous Duskwalker is seen heading their way, her village offers her an impossible choice – be thrown into the prison cells or allow herself to be sacrificed to a faceless monster. However, he is not what he seems. His skull face and glow eyes are ethereal, and she finds herself unwittingly enchanted by him. All Orpheus ever wanted was a companion. Each decade, in exchange for a protection ward from the Demons that terrorise the world, Orpheus takes a human offering to the Veil – the place he lives and the home of Demons. The brief companionship does little to ease his loneliness, and their lives were always, unfortunately, cut short. He’d thought it was a hopeless endeavour, until he met her. She’s not afraid of him, and his insatiable desire deepens within every moment of her presence. But will Orpheus be able to convince Reia to stay before she’s lost to him forever? Amazon KU
An important undercover mission for her coven could get Lilian killed. Targeting one powerful vampire is dangerous enough, but when she’s left with his lethally seductive brother, Night, the stakes have never felt higher. Night Van der Garde is in no mood to visit his uptight eldest brother, so when he finds Bastian flying out of his mansion door, the evening is looking up… until Bastian orders him to spend the week looking after a human—a bewitching female who rouses a fierce hunger that has him treading the fine line between duty and desire. When a new threat to his bloodline emerges and secrets about Lilian are revealed, will Night choose to follow his heart or listen to the ghosts of his dark past? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Adrian Donnelly is a Fur Seal Shifter and an ex-mercenary, but retiring isn’t as easy as it looks. With more money than he could ever spend, he buys himself a mansion on one of the few uninhabited coves of Moongate Island. The Shifter friendly vacation destination is home to the softest sands and clearest waters he has ever seen. It’s just what his Fur Seal needs to recover from his last expedition. Losing his left foot in an explosion while saving a war-torn nation from a ruthless dictator is a small price to pay for the freedom of millions. But will his pain ever subside? Adrian doesn’t want any help, but his former captains insist on it. When the curvy female arrives, his Fur Seal can barely contain himself. The beast insists she is his mate. He demands he stake his claim, but how can he when he is maimed? Meadow Romano is a physical therapist. When her fiancé, and boss, leaves her for her best friend, she suddenly finds herself without a home or a job. A strange advertisement catches her eye, and no sooner has she packed her bags, then she’s on a plane headed for paradise. Change is exactly what she is looking for, and her new job as a personal live-in therapist to an old and infirm recluse on a tropical island sounds perfect. But is Meadow ready to lose her heart to a man who is more than meets the eye? Amazon KU
Politics in the Kavillian Senate is a dangerous, high-stakes game, and the odds aren’t on Cassie’s side. As imperial envoy, she’s tasked with adding a new region to the empire. Normally, this is a simple matter for the legions, but rivals want Cassie to fail. Without military support, success will require all her guile and cunning, plus a good dose of luck. Persuading the local inhabitants won’t be easy, especially in the case of Arian, the king’s sister. Arian is ardent about her people’s independence and traditions. The land is theirs, given by the gods and paid for in blood. She despises both the empire and its envoy, and doesn’t hesitate to say so. Despite her hostility, Arian is troublingly attractive. Yet Cassie is determined to stay on track and ignore any thoughts of seduction. Things are difficult enough without extra complications—and that’s before the murders start. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Centuries ago, the skies turned black, and for 300 years, Londoners survived in the dank, underground tunnels of the city. Until one day, a stranger from a faraway land offered to save them. Though it wasn’t without cost . . . and he has come to collect. When Selene is taken to Master Blackburn’s infamous estate, she fears she and the orphans she’s sworn to protect will meet a gruesome end, like so many others before them. But the beastly landowner is not all there is to fear, and Selene soon learns nothing in Briarwood is as it seems.
VS Note: A re-release.
An ancient goddess drawing her followers closer to free her from her prison. . .A man who discovers he can control the winds and storms. . .The woman he betrayed who must trust him if they are to conquer the evil one. . .Soren Thorson thought his uncle’s stories of an evil force trying to return to destroy their world just another tale of outdated gods. When the powers rise in his blood and he can call and control the winds and sky, Soren realizes he is part of a bigger plot. And when groups of strangers arrive in Orkney and threaten the one woman he loved and lost, he is willing to do what he must to protect her. He never expected it meant battling others who held the powers of ancient gods within them. After Soren’s betrayal, Ran Sveinsdottir turns her attentions to learning and controlling her father’s trading company. Until a powerful and terrifying man arrives and uses her father to force her into his dark plan. Until she discovers that her affinity to water and the sea is much, much more than simply that. As more innocent lives are put at risk and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, Ran must discover the truth about Soren and her own new powers and decide if she can risk her life, heart and soul to the one man who’d thrown them away once before. AmazonKU
Drake has lived a long, tumultuous life. As he walks the crumbling castle, he wonders if it’s time to end it all. He’s lived alone on his estate for over four hundred years. Until she comes into his life, surviving a night in his lair to wake in his strong arms. Elena Knightsbridge has come to Wolfram Castle, a place once featured in a horror movie, ignoring the warnings of it being haunted by witches, ghosts…and something more, something dangerous, something worse. Elena doesn’t believe what she’s been told, until she wakes to find him. To her, Drake is the most handsome, alluring man she’s ever met. To Drake, Elena is the most compelling woman he’s held for many long, lonely years. By the time Elena realizes just what Drake is, it’s too late. She is his willing captive and has taken his heart in captivity herself, willingly taken for herself the Vampire’s Kiss. AmazonKU AB
Out in the open sea, it’s kill or be killed. No one knows that better than Kaelyn. For the past year, Princess Kaelyn of Avalon has disguised herself as a man, Captain Kae, and led her crew into tumultuous waters to eradicate sirens on a journey fueled by revenge for the death of her brother. When they return home and experience a fatal siren attack on Avalon’s harbor, Kae sets sail again to destroy the sea demons once and for all. Aqeara is a siren warrior of Meyrial, an underwater kingdom hidden from humans. When her negligence during the Avalon harbor attack causes the death of Meyrial’s princess, she accepts the help of a sea witch to overturn her banishment. Aqeara is given a human body and has until the next full moon to carve out Captain Kae’s heart in exchange for a spell to bring the dead princess back to life. When Kae’s and Aqeara’s paths cross, they fall into a whirlwind romance, complicating their respective plans. Kae must decide whether her desire for revenge against sirens overrides her feelings for the woman she’s falling for, and Aqeara must choose between resurrecting the dead princess or sparing Kae’s life.
Forkbridge’s local dance club/underground vampire lair Sanguine hasn’t caused too many problems since Rex opened it. Sure, the blood bank seems to always run low and the town’s budget to replace lights that mysteriously go out is always high, but those are small problems considering the population size. When Ami reads her tarot cards at a fundraiser and the star card glows for a particularly rude vampire—one who’s committed some terrible crimes of his own—I wonder if the rude undead is truly threatened, or if the goddess is pointing us to a larger undead threat in Central Florida that we’re not seeing. When another vampire’s found dead outside the club that very same night, it only makes things more convoluted. And if things weren’t bad enough, my partner Emma is keeping secrets—secrets that will bring a werewolf pack into town. As if I didn’t have enough to deal with. It’s gonna be a long night. Amazon KU
Bad Girl Betty is ready to start her new nursing career after her boyfriend overdoses at her feet. Moving in with her sister was supposed to be safe, but now Sluagh and vampires are chasing her instead of unpaid drug dealers and detectives. Sluagh are monsters but the Vampire King is just a bully, and Betty plans to take him down. If only her scheme didn’t involve getting close to his prince…
Lucien Von Popescu, mild-mannered microbiologist and Vampire Prince wants to rock and roll all night and sleep all day. Too bad he is being blackmailed. When Lucien is ordered to secure an alliance by seducing Betty, he can’t decide if it’s a dream come true or his worst nightmare. Will Betty open her heart to Lucien, or tell him to go scorch yourself?
Nursemaid to the Earl of Likness’s two young daughters, Mikaela despises the earl for his cruelty to his subjects, and she longs for the day when she can make a difference in the lives of her suffering friends and family. As one of the Knights of Brethren, Gunnar is on a mission to find the sacred chalice for the queen, convinced it’s the cure for her deadly bleeding disease. His quest takes him home, and he soon learns his brother, the earl, may know more about the chalice than he lets on.
As Gunnar reunites with Mikaela, the maiden he’s always loved, he tries to keep his feelings for her a secret, desperate to protect her from his brother. But as they venture into the perilous Hardanger Forest and battle to survive, will Gunnar realize her love is worth fighting for? Amazon KU
The port city of Hainak is alive: its buildings, its fashion, even its weapons. But, after a devastating war and a sweeping biotech revolution, all its inhabitants want is peace, no one more so than Yat Jyn-Hok a reformed-thief-turned-cop who patrols the streets at night. Yat has recently been demoted on the force due to “lifestyle choices” after being caught at a gay club. She’s barely holding it together, haunted by memories of a lover who vanished and voices that float in and out of her head like radio signals. When she stumbles across a dead body on her patrol, two fellow officers gruesomely murder her and dump her into the harbor. Unfortunately for them, she wakes up. Resurrected by an ancient power, she finds herself with the new ability to manipulate life force. Quickly falling in with the pirate crew who has found her, she must race against time to stop a plague from being unleashed by the evil that has taken root in Hainak. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
They stole his heart, and now there’s Hell to pay. Abaddon made a grave mistake when he went after Lexi. Now her father, Loki, has a plan to win Lucifer a powerful ally that could help get her back. But not all is as it seems beyond the bifrost, and the time for a reckoning has come. Meanwhile, Lexi finds allies in the unlikeliest of places and discovers connections she never imagined. While she carves a path through the nine circles of Hell, she learns more about herself and the icy magic that’s been haunting her for weeks. Lucifer and Lexi are worlds apart, but their bond is strong. Will it be enough to survive what’s coming, or will Lilith finally succeed in tearing them apart permanently? AmazonKU
Aedan “Mace” Mason is the lead singer of legendary rock band Telltale Signs and a fixture in the annual celebrity “Sexiest Guy” lists. Brighid Weaver is the notoriously shy best friend of the guitar player for Telltale Signs opening act aMUSEd. Mace and Brighid have nothing in common except a love of music — at least as far as anyone knows. But when a chance meeting brings the two together, secrets are discovered and sparks fly. What happens behind closed doors stays there, but this sneak-peek novel reveals what really happened when these two forces of nature collided…[SNIP]… “Down to the Sea” is a steamy paranormal rockstar romance that tells the story known by only two of the characters in “Once Upon a Dream” and “Dream Weaver” — the first and second books in the Mystic Beach Fantasy Rockstar Romance series. It is an interstitial novel (Book 1.5 in the series) set between those two books and should not be read as a standalone. Anyone not wanting spoilers for portions of “Once Upon a Dream,” as well as those who’d prefer to remain in the dark about what actually happened “off-screen” in that book, may want to hold off on reading this one…(more on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
Learn magic they said. Or at least shore up your paltry skills. Talk is cheap, and that edict has cost me dearly. I had a comfortable life, once upon a time. A quiet life. One where I’d carved a realistic niche for myself. No more. Power is seductive, and a bitch of a mistress. Once I pulled the cork out of that bottle, a million genies sallied forth. None of them were nice. No one offered me three wishes, or any wishes at all. I’ve been working my fanny off for the last two years. Most days, I slog along from dawn to dusk and beyond. Sleep has turned into a distant memory. When I do lie down—or fall on my face, which is what really happens—my mind whirls in circles as I relive the failures du jour. And the very occasional success. I am stronger. So much stronger it scares me. My talent sparkles, flowing bright and clean. Soon, I’ll leave the well-hidden spot that’s allowed me time to claim what’s mine. Whether my crash course in sorcery was wise remains to be seen.
To be a warlock in this age is to trade in powers and promises and poisons, to bind demons and men to your will, to break them as you see fit…Viveca Hua is the warlock of her era, and she has finally obtained her enemy’s greatest weapon—the demon Yves, an entity powerful beyond imagining… and far more alluring than any mortal woman. But each ritual has a price. Yves has her own past, one brutally intertwined with the nemesis that killed Viveca’s mother. Her secrets will make or break the hunt. Whatever the risk to her heart or her soul, Viveca is sure of one thing: she will have victory at any cost. The Grace of Sorcerers is a lesbian urban fantasy of smoldering shapeshifters, brooding demons, and the bloodthirsty mages who engage their services in both vengeance and lust. Amazon KU
As a Witness for the Dead, Thara Celehar can speak to the recently departed: see the last thing they saw, know the last thought they had, experience the last thing they felt. It is his duty to use that ability to ascertain the intent of the dead and to find the killers of the murdered. Celehar’s time in the city of Amalo has brought him both friends and enemies—and no little notoriety. Now, when solving the murder of a marquise raises more questions than it answers, he finds himself exploring Amalo’s dark underside. His investigations lead him to the Cemchelarna School for Foundling Girls, where all is not as it seems. Discovering the truth about its headmistress will lead Celehar deep into the city’s history—and into the shattering depths of the loss he fears the most. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues. Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
If there’s one thing Thea Fowler has learned from her mother, it’s that the only way for a woman to survive in a man’s world is to make herself strong, invulnerable even. Strength, after all, is how Clementine Fowler survived after her world was washed away by ash and lava and became one of the most notorious pirates the world has ever known. Unfortunately, Thea has inherited none of her mother’s ruthlessness and grit. After a lifetime of being told she is a disappointment, Thea longs to escape life under her mother’s thumb. And when she falls for a handsome sailor named Bauer, she thinks she’s found her chance at a new life. But it’s not long before first love leads to first betrayal, and Thea learns that there’s more than one way to be strong.
As if crushin’ on a shifter wasn’t bad enough, I had to go and date one. A mage and a shifter walk into a bar… No, that’s the whole joke. Magi and shifters don’t mix, and yet I find myself in a relationship with Cosmo, a lion shifter. And on top of that, Cosmo, and all his pride members, consider my brothers and me to be a part of their pride. Three magi in a shifter pride. Who would’ve ever thought? Navigating our connection while trying to figure out what’s going on in the world isn’t easy. Trusting that Cosmo means forever when he says it? Even harder. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned since meeting the Ono-Nais, it’s that taking a risk with my heart will be worth it to be a part of their lives. Amazon KU
When a mysterious Scotsman suddenly appears in the middle of the road, Klara thinks the biggest problem is whether she hit him with her car. But, as impossible as it sounds, Callum has stepped out of another time, and it’s just the beginning of a deadly adventure. Klara will soon learn that she is the last Pillar of Time—an anchor point in the timeline of the world and a hiding place for a rogue goddess’s magic. Callum believes he’s fated to protect her at all costs after being unable to protect the previous Pillar, his best friend, Thomas. A dark force is hunting the Pillars to claim the power of the goddess—and Klara and Callum are the only two people standing in the way. Thrown together by fate, the two have to learn to trust each other and work together…but they’ll need to protect their hearts from one another if they’re going to survive. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Princess Charis Willowthorn is the dutiful sword of Calera. Raised to be ruthless and cunning, her only goal is to hold her war-torn kingdom together long enough to find a path toward peace with their ancient foe Montevallo, even if the cost is her own heart. When violence erupts in the castle itself, nearly killing the queen, Charis must assume her mother’s duties and manage both the war and her kingdom. But as an unseen enemy begins sinking Calera’s ships, Charis realizes a threat much greater than Montevallo is coming for her people. So she forms a plan. By day, she is Calera’s formidable princess intent on forging an alliance with Montevallo. By night, she disguises herself as a smuggler and roams the sea with a trusted group of loyalists, hunting for their new enemies. And through it all, she accidentally falls in love with the wrong boy. But her enemies are much closer than Charis realizes, and her heart isn’t the only thing she has left to lose.
Not all cinnamon rolls come from Steelwick’s bakery. Alpha Rainer never lets his injury get in the way of his work as a member of Steelwick. He might have a prosthetic leg, but he can take down the strongest shifters in a fight on the worst of days. At least he used to be the fiercest fighter in the pack, since his last mission he’s a mess—his tiger’s not doing well coming off the potion forced upon him, the forced mating scent has his body in a turmoil, and then there is the new omega taking up his every thought. Omega Silvano’s life was turned upside down when he applied for a manny position only to find the job nonexistent and the entire situation far more sinister. Forced to be a contestant in the Omega Games, he saw no choice but to risk everything and help Steelwick shut them down permanently. Nowhere else to go, he agrees to stay with Steelwick temporarily and help with the pack’s young. It’s a nice enough pack, even if Rainer keeps ignoring their connection. If only that were Silvano’s biggest problem. His life is at risk from the people who should’ve protected him the most. Now it is up to Rainer to save his mate and take his place at his side where he’s always belonged. Amazon KU
When the girls enrolled in a finishing school have fallen in love with the two older ‘out of the closet’ gentlemen owners, the paranormal crew are called into figure out what kind of spell has been cast. Has the girl’s taskmaster Grismelda been cooking up revenge on the girls, or has a much more sinister curse been unleashed on the school? And is Click’s sister really as evil as she thinks. Her crew can’t see it, and Click isn’t necessarily thinking clearly. Has Kayla put a spell on her or is Click actually suffering from delusions? Amazon KU
Death isn’t always the end. My death wasn’t right. It wasn’t fair or just. My murder was a punishment I hadn’t deserved, and killing me affected my fated mate much worse than anyone could have expected. I am allowed to continue in the land of the dead, not living but not gone, while he lives a half-life. A lonely one, empty of love. I see him. I watch him. I know he misses me every day. I miss him too. So much. Enough to defy Death himself…and find a way to reunite with my mate. His friends call him Sandman. I call him mine.
Meeko – Don’t trust anyone. That’s Meeko’s life motto. As a mouse shifter, he’s the weakest of the weak. But Meeko has a killer survival instinct. He skilfully wields his father’s sword to protect himself against the world. No matter what he’s been through, he’ll live—even if it means going it alone forever. But when Meeko’s prized sword is stolen by a mysterious entity, he’s forced to put his trust in a terrifying foe—a harpy with razor-sharp talons, an obsessive gaze, and who makes Meeko’s heart race for reasons other than fear…Cloud – Everyone deserves a chance. Cloud lives by relentless optimism, always seeking the silver lining. Gloomy loners aren’t his cup of tea and he certainly doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life with one…When Cloud gets burned by someone he thought was a friend, he’s thrust into a situation that challenges his every belief. Can he still trust everyone? How long can he tolerate the cute-but-crazy omega mouse shifter who wants to stab him? And worst of all, why can’t he stop obsessing over Meeko? Amazon KU
The Half Wolf Female – I never belonged anywhere. My father was a wolf shifter. My mother was a human. The wolf pack in Anchorage abandoned them both. Because of old prejudice, the Alpha exiled my father. We lived as nomads, bouncing from place to place. Until we were targeted by a vampire. My father begged the Alpha for help. But he refused. He allowed my parents to die. I survived, alone in the woods. Until another vampire found me. One who was willing to raise me as his own. He fostered my hatred of the pack. He helped me plot my revenge. When the time was right, I infiltrated the pack. I met a sexy shifter named Derek. My relationship with him would be the key to my revenge. I hadn’t expected to be attracted to the commanding wolf. What happened when my enemy became my lover? The Enemy Wolf Shifter – Even from an early age, I served my pack faithfully. But I had a roving eye, and a wandering heart. I could not settle down, and I loathed staying in one place. To keep the restless feeling at bay, I traveled. I partied. I dated every female that crossed my path, and I slept around. It was all in good fun, until I met a gorgeous female shifter.
Her name was Kyra, and I suspected that she was my mate. There was something mysterious about her, but I didn’t care. I was smitten with this gorgeous shifter, and I ignored every warning sign.
Until I found out that she wasn’t who she claimed. She was looking for revenge, and she saw me as the enemy. My beautiful Kyra had betrayed me. She had put my pack at risk. Even if she asked, how could I ever forgive her? Could a wolf shifter forgive his mate for endangering his entire pack?
VS Note: From MAY 26.
In the small town of Winterfield, almost everyone is a supernatural being of some sort. So, when stylist Belladonna Nightshade opens her front door to see the Tory mansion, home to the powerful and indomitable witch Elspeth Tory, in flames, her reclusive neighbor’s death is much more than a mystery. Detective Benjamin Carmichael isn’t sure what’s different about Winterfield. New in town, and with no powers to call his own, he’ll have to investigate the old-fashioned way. Everyone seems to have a secret … and no one intrigues him more than the bewitching Belladonna. When the case proves resistant to modern science and solid police work, Bella sets out to help the handsome detective. With the aid of Sterling the cat, Granny Pepper, Aunt Sumac, and her best friend Murielle, she must uncover the truth of what happened to Elspeth — before she meets the same fate. AmazonKU
I’m Caryse Reyes and my life is a disaster…That’s par for the course when you come from a large family. But when you come from a large family of untamed witches like mine, it’s chaos on steroids.
It all started with dear, sweet Aunt Rosie…Who am I kidding? Everything bad that happens in Misery, Indiana has Aunt Rosie’s name written all over it. That should make problems easy to solve, right?
Not so much. Aunt Rosie is dead-ish. A mishap with a spell she was told never to try made her and about a dozen other relatives disappear into the unknown space between the living and the dead.
To make matters worse, no one can know and I’m the only person who can see or hear them. When the town’s claim to fame–an artifact worth more than 20 million dollars–goes missing, the crime has all the hallmarks of something my Aunt Rosie would do. Why? Because she’s done it before. Friends, foes, and former neighbors want to speak to her about it. I can only buy time for so long. If I don’t find a way to reverse the ancient spell and bring her and my other aunts and uncles back to the land of the living, I’ll have a lot of explaining to do about where she is and why she won’t answer questions. Or worse, they’ll think I’m in on the theft and will make me pay for the crime neither of us committed. I don’t want to go to prison and Aunt Rosie couldn’t have stolen the artifact–this time. Can we find the brazen thief before people get wind of Aunt Rosie’s current circumstances and learn the truth about my family? Amazon KU
Kinsley Wilson is having a tough week…As the leader of a prominent local Coven, she’s overseeing a massive Beltane Festival in her hometown of Coventry. Everything is going great until a dead body is discovered. The nature of the crime seemingly makes it evident that a witch committed the murder. But, she is surrounded by hundreds of witches, both familiar and strange…To make matters worse, the victim happened to be a vampire, and a Royal Conclave of bloodsucking jerks shows up to give Kinsley a hard time. Some rogue witch decided the festival would be the perfect place to do an unsanctioned blood ritual. Now the vampires are breathing down Kinsley’s neck, and she has days to find the killer and turn them over before the snooty, undead royalty take things into their own hands. Oh, and her best friend, who isn’t even a witch, somehow got herself crowned Flower Queen of the festival. Nobody is ever going to take Kinsley seriously again…Except for her familiar, Meri, he takes everything a little too seriously. The snarky black cat loves his family more than life itself, but that doesn’t stop him from grousing about idiots around him. Between ornery familiars, ticked off vampires, and her duties as a mother of two beautiful girls, Kinsley has her hands full. When you add in some family problems, plus a bunch of witches who are partying a little too hard, Kinsley will be lucky to make it through the week. She’ll need Meri and her husband, the hunky Sheriff, as well as her motley crew of family and friends, to help her solve the crime one spell at a time. Amazon KU
LOVE SET APART: BOOK ONE OF EDNA’S WORLD by Jennae Vale
A wish on the moon and a witch on a mission…In the French court of Louis XIII, a young woman desperately seeks help to escape an impending marriage to a man she doesn’t love. In present day Edinburgh, Edna Campbell, in her role as The Council of Witches’ chief romance expert, answers the call. It’s her first assignment in her new job. Will she succeed? Anyone who knows Edna knows it’s a good bet she will. Amazon KU
Twenty one years ago, Evander Laun and Natalia Havashire went on the air throughout the world on almost every news channel simultaneously, to reveal to the human race that Elves walked among us. It is the most-watched historical event in modern times. Killishia Renner, Kia, after recently discovering she was an Elf too along with the rest of the world when she Elfed on live television, has had a hectic few weeks with no time to catch her breath. Working for WTRL Channel 3 in New York City as a probationary investigative reporter, she is assigned to the baffling case of the possibility of actual magic in the world when a video of a ritual involving the Magus of the Arcanium is leaked to a rival news station. Things are never as they seem as Kia brings her own brand of geeky chaos with her misfit crew into the investigation.
Settling in with five men she barely knows but feels in her soul, Evan Noori has her hands full. Five men, five different seductions, and Evan is eager to experience them all. Time with Galen, Zeke and Blue means a deeper connection with each, but how they get there, the path they each take, will give her things she never thought possible. Because she is the true mate of each of these men. Being a non-predisposed female to five different factions, one of them Monstera, comes with its own set of challenges, and Evan is thrust into a world filled with sensation, wonder and love. It’s not easy, and coming out unscathed the other side is something that each of them will need to fight for. The situation they left behind in the pacific northwest has raised too many questions without answers, and she and Ghost Crew 231 are left with a convalescing teammate and the information that they have only small window of time to get him well in order to finish the operation and take out Caldera for good. With a game plan in play to end the fight against their adversary once and for all, everyone in the house is on edge and worried. Creating connections with her men will take time, time they do not have with the mission they have been given. They are going back to Abbotstown, and when they finally leave the world will be changed forever. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
My name is Caroline Beaumont. I appear to have it all––beauty, a successful career, friends and family who adore me. But I have a secret. I was four years old when the past began reaching out to me. Sometimes it came to me as a voice in my head. Other times, it presented as a vision of a lovely redhead and handsome dark-haired man from decades ago. The doctors call it schizophrenia. They’re wrong. I have something else. Something that doesn’t have a name. Something that modern medicine can’t explain. And I’m ready to embrace it. Amazon KU
It was supposed to be over: The Utah Facility discovered, New World Genetics dismantled, and the people hunting Luca, dead. Then strangers who call themselves Varu, come to Luca for help. They claim he’s a Cana and tell him he’s the only one who can bring back their wolves. Nox doesn’t want to trust them, then he learns how people called Mah are responsible for the atrocities committed in the Utah Facility. And that the Anubis residing inside Nox will consume him and destroy Luca. But they promise they can protect Luca if Nox will let them cure him of the ichor. Luca knows the perception of the Varu is contaminated by the tragedy that decimated their people and separated them from their wolves. He also knows the Anubis isn’t the mindless entity they believe it to be, a danger to him, or the world. In fact, the Anubis might be the only thing strong enough to unite a warring people and protect humanity against the real enemy who wants to enslave it. If Nox won’t listen to reason, Luca will use the Anubis to save them both. Afterall, Luca is Nox’s Alpha. And the Anubis is really Luca’s wolf to call. Amazon KU
Dr. Rose Richards isn’t convinced she can marry her feminist attitudes to the ideals and traditions of 1825 England, but the time and place need her medical knowledge. Sir Byron Coventry is a knighted hero who has borne his share of sorrow. With the introduction of lady doctors from America, he sees his critically ill daughter begin to heal, putting a new smile on his face. The talk of his happiness strums on the wind, and people ask, “Have you met her—Rose of Ravenswood?” Amazon KU
All it took was one friendly barbecue to change everything…Because when I showed up, I met him.
Rocco. He says I’m his mate, which is basically a werewolf’s instant wife. Honestly, I’m not all that opposed to the idea. Mostly because my instant-hubby comes with a house, and I’m a day away from being homeless. I don’t expect the family-like wolf pack that comes with said mate, though, or the mysterious dude who isn’t Rocco who is also apparently living in the house I inherited when he decided I was his and then got stuck in his furry form. I’m not sure what my future holds, but one thing’s becoming crystal clear: Rocco will be a part of it, one way or another. Amazon KU
The Fated Fantasies Dating Service makes dreams a reality. Freddy is an adorable hedgehog shifter who finds himself having one of the worst days of his life, but do the Fates have a different plan in store for him? Archie is an obnoxious harpy, a driven businessman who thanks to losing a bet finds himself heading off towards his worst nightmare – a date! There is magic in the air and budding friendships, and there has to be a bad guy, or does there? This promises to be a sweet read so fall in love with the array today. Amazon KU
Four worlds collide in this 18+ fantasy romance standalone novel. The Thief is the Queen’s sword and shield, protecting her and the Realm from the Queen’s enemies. The Rabble is a revolutionary, serving the Duke’s desire to overthrow the Queen. When the Thief and the Rabble intersect on equal opposite missions, the result is an outcome no one anticipated. After all, the guillotine doesn’t care whose neck rests on its block. The Thief ◆ I protect the Realm, through protecting the Crown. The Queen cannot do the things that need to be done, so I do them instead—by whatever means necessary. I’ve never let a bit of fun distract from my goals . . . until now. The Rabble ◆ The Queen must be stopped; she focuses solely on expanding her power. They may call me usurper, but I am a revolutionary seeking the betterment of my neighbors. It’s not until I’m confronted with the Queen’s right-hand woman that I question whether the ends justify my means. The Queen ◆ My priority is the Realm, and I will protect it with whatever means available. Some may not agree with my decisions, but I undertake nothing lightly. My commitment to the Crown is paramount to all else, especially my betrothal to the rakish Duke. The Duke ◆ I’ve assessed the Queen’s rule, and found it wanting. Only I have the means to right the ship, and set the Realm back on its course. My arranged betrothal is a small piece of this plan—one I intend to manipulate to the fullest. Amazon KU
When Kara and Zane get a call from the Paranormal Apprehension and Detention Agency about a murder in Mystic Cove, the two crime-solving detectives head to Supernatural Sport Resort…only to discover the body of Sloan Hoffman, the new golf instructor. But who would want Sloan dead and why? It doesn’t take Kara and Zane long to discover a list of people who had issues and motives. In between narrowing down the list of suspects, practicing her wayward magic with Bettina and Zahara, and figuring out who her biological father might be, Kara has her hands full. But when Kara finds herself drawn to a possible friendship with someone at the resort, will it backfire on her? Will this new friend turn out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Amazon KU
Omega wolf, Marlin, has lived his whole life in the Temple of Juda on Hemlock Mountain. When he’s asked to move to a new temple in the Guardian of Glitter Bomb Territory, he takes up the mission and looks forward to a little adventure. No one warned him that it wouldn’t just be a *little* adventure. No one had the forethought to tell him not to be tricked into thinking a smaller temple meant less work. Now, he’s so busy he can barely squeeze in time to sit down with a book by his favorite author. Little things like attacks on the clinic, squabbling teenagers, and meeting his true-mate keep interrupting him every time he turns the page. Of course, some of those things are more welcome than others. Alpha wolf, Emil Hemlock Night-Star, has floated through life since moving to Earthside with his family. He’s battle-hardened and doesn’t know what to do with himself now that his life in the Other World seems so far away. At the prodding of his older brother, Emil joins the Followers of Frost and is assigned to a group relocated to the Guardian of Glitter Bomb Territory. He’s not thrilled about it, but one Earthside community is just like the next, isn’t it? When Emil meets Marlin he finds out that’s not always true. Theirs is a passion that heats up quickly and threatens to explode and take them with it as both personal and group drama unfolds around them. Marlin’s headstrong and set in his ways. Emil craves a new life. Will the true-mates be able to come to terms with each other in time to save the territory from another devastating fire? Embers burn under their noses. Only no one knows where they’re coming from. Amazon KU
Luna always knew that falling for Remus, the alpha from the rival clan, was risky. Now Remus has been betrayed by those he trusts, and Luna’s pack has given her an ultimatum—stay away from Remus or be banished forever. Those closest to Remus will go to any lengths to make him to forget about Luna so he can find his true mate. Except someone in the pack has been keeping secrets from Remus that could make those around him question his power. When Remus discovers that Luna has been keeping a precious secret of her own, he knows it could be their one chance to be together. But first, he’ll need to destroy the Marnet, the alpha who rejected Luna as his mate. And he’s prepared to fight to the death. Amazon KU
It’s too late for me to escape the cage of power, money and sin I’m trapped in. But the baby growing inside me . . . I hope it’s not too late for her. Pushing paper in some forgotten back office is the perfect way to go unnoticed here. This multibillion-dollar corporation tore my family apart, and now that I’ve got a job inside it, I have eaverything I need to burn it to the ground. Until Caezar comes shattering into my world. He’s the wickedly sexy billionaire CEO of the company I work for and despite my unimportance, he definitely notices me. He’s the architect of all my pain and suffering. His charm only makes me hate him more. Worse, he has a secret that could destroy us both. Caezar is not just a CEO–he’s a demon lord, a mafia boss; and I’m his only chance at redemption. The only thing more powerful than my hatred for him is my desire. His lust for me is a wildfire that’s quickly losing all control. And this is one demon my soul doesn’t have the strength to fight. But now it’s not just about us anymore. I have to think of our child. To keep safe, I’ll have to be stronger than I’ve ever imagined–or watch everything I love go up in smoke. Amazon KU
Dane knows he’s a hard wolf to love. His heart has a lot to offer but it’s protected by an arrogant, flippant outer shell that can only be cracked by the right person. Nevertheless, he’s ready for a mate to call his own, and he’s found his perfect match in the gorgeous warrior bird shifter who allied with his pack in their war against the grasshoppers. From first glance, the beast inside him knows…She is his to have. His to hold. His to cherish. Shanti is strong and brave and sexy as hell. But she doesn’t feel at home with her flock, and she’s hiding a secret that could be Dane’s undoing. Except he doesn’t scare easily and he’s ready to go to war to win her heart. With a little luck, he can show Shanti he’s exactly what she’s needed all along. Someone to fight tooth and claw for her… and their happily ever after. Amazon KU
Danny Kingman is used to fending for himself. Working nonstop as an ER nurse to pay for his mother’s care, he’s been putting his own life on hold since he can remember. But when an unbelievably hot, strangely intense man saves him from a mugging, Danny has a feeling everything is about to change. Especially when that man suddenly pops out a pair of fangs. Roman Mourier has been wandering aimlessly for decades, waiting for the inevitable day when the last of his humanity leaves him, and the demon inside him takes permanent control. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, or the myth that there’s a soul out there that could tether his humanity to him. Until he feels a strange pull to the lovely young man at the hospital, and hope stirs in him for the first time. But Roman has demons other than just the one inside him. Is he strong enough to keep Danny safe from the past that haunts him? He knows one thing for sure: now that he’s found his mate, he will do anything to keep him. Amazon KU
VS Note: From MAY 27.
Janet Roberts dreams of an academic career in literature, so she can hardly believe her good fortune when she’s accepted into a Jane Austen graduate seminar in Bath, England. Settled in Georgian splendor among her seminar colleagues, Janet and her classmates live, eat and breathe Jane Austen. An accident interrupts this idyll when Janet regains consciousness in her own room—back in Regency England. For a scholar of nineteenth-century literature, this should be a dream come true. But Janet quickly learns there’s a world of difference between scholarly knowledge of the written page and maneuvering real life as a reluctant time traveler. Her burgeoning friendship with Emma Huntington eases her entrée into nineteenth-century society. However, Emma’s brother, the handsome, proud and frustratingly magnetic Sir Edward, is far less welcoming. While desperately attempting to make sense of her dilemma, Janet treads a thin line between trying to blend into her new world and not being unmasked as the imposter she is. Can she find the way to return to her twenty-first century life before her secret is discovered? After working so hard to create a rewarding nineteenth-century life for herself, does she even want to? Amazon Kobo
Once, Orion and I were lovers. Then, the gorgeous demon king broke my heart. He kicked me out of the City of Thorns, exiling me to the mortal world. Now, I have plans to get back at him–and save the world while I’m at it. Orion wants revenge on all the mortals. If I steal his crown, I can stop the bloodshed. All I have to do is beat him in a series of trials, proving that the gods chose me as queen.
But Orion seems determined to seduce me with his apologies and sensual charm. And the fact is? He’s hard to resist. In the City of Thorns, nothing is ever as it seems, but figuring out who to trust is the most important trial of all. Because if I get it wrong, I’ll have the blood of thousands on my hands. Amazon KU
Sometimes you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get more than you bargained for…Brook’s alpha-centric family doesn’t respect him. He’ll only succeed his father as CEO if he takes an alpha mate. But an alpha is the last thing he wants. Brook likes to be on top, in life and in bed. A paid mate seems like the ideal solution. The alpha can run interference with Brook’s family, but Brook will be in charge. When he hires Dimitri, a rough-around-the-edges criminal who’s deep in debt and desperate enough to take any job, Brook expects a transactional relationship. One night together to form the mate bond. Simple. Dimitri’s never been with another man, but how bad can it be? Even if Brook is a snobby rich dude, like his family. Only he isn’t. He’s funny, honorable, open-minded, and surprisingly vulnerable…and an unexpectedly willing lover. Dimitri’s protective instincts are as aroused as his body. Brook can’t help responding to Dimitri’s kindness, humor, and ability to take charge in bed and out—something that’s never appealed to Brook until now. And that makes things anything but simple. It’s supposed to be a means to an end. A mutually beneficial arrangement. But for this to be anything more, they’ll have to expose their family secrets and admit their real feelings. AmazonKU
I knew I was in trouble when the stairs shook during my escape. I knew I was dead when an impossibly gorgeous firefighter appeared to save me. That strong square jawline looked like the face of a perfectly carved statue, The deep brown eyes were lively and dark, like a forest at night. Assuming that my soot covered savior was just another person in my past, I had no idea that my own personal problems would reunite us. Soon enough, he was saving me again, but this time my injuries were no accident.Then his brother exposed my dirty secret, who my family really is. Instead of running from me, he held me close, his warmth and comfort making me realize I didn’t want him to fade into my past. But he has a secret even darker than mine; he comes from a bear shifter family And he’s decided that I’m the only mate for him. Amazon KU
Battle Mage or Magical Engineer? Like that was even a real question. Battle Mage. Obviously. Magical Engineers live quiet, boring lives. I crave excitement. And as an agent for the Arcane Mage Intelligence Agency, That’s exactly what I get. It’s a pretty great life. I go on solo missions, kicking ass and taking names, I hook up with men whenever I want to blow off some steam, And I hang out with my family if I’m ever after company. Everything changes when my psycho uncle fails in his attempt to kill my father. Now, I’m in charge of the manhunt against him. I’ll make sure he pays for threatening those I hold dear. The only problem? I’m no longer working solo, And the team I’ve been assigned is a threat to both my sanity and my heart. Amazon KU
Kell Hồ Sinh Porter is twenty-six years old and desperate to leave his unhappy life and his dead-end town. One night his wish is granted by a mysterious voice—though not in any way he would’ve imagined—and he finds himself in the semi-magical land of Allune where everyone thinks he’s the “Chosen One.” Kell politely disagrees, and absconds from his duties. On the search for an adventure that doesn’t come with world-saving responsibility attached, he’s joined by companions. Every adventurer needs them, but his turn out to be Ansel, a sheltered fallen angel, and Fre, a half-orlk who wants to be a hero. Destiny, bad luck, and the gods conspire against him. The Dawn Goddess wants him to take up his Chosen One mantle, which Kell is sure means becoming cannon fodder in an ancient divine war. The Lich King’s demonic minions carry out sporadic attacks in an attempt to kill him and prove he is not the Chosen One. Temperamental elves, talking stars that aren’t all that helpful, image-conscious demons, maddening pieces of prophecy that everyone thinks Kell should already know, and his growing feelings for Ansel all mix in a frustrating stew as Kell tries to juggle his feelings, his duties, and all the things trying to kill him. No one asked him if he wanted to be anyone’s Chosen One, and he can’t begin to understand why he was chosen. Kell needs to figure out who to trust and how to forge his own path before it’s too late for Allune and for him.
VS Note: Erotica. Check trigger warnings.
I’ve never been a big risk taker. And taking this too-good-to-be-true job offer is one of the biggest I’ve ever taken. But beggars can’t be choosy. I need somewhere secluded to hide and the owner of this hidden away mansion has a library they want cataloged. It’s a match made in heaven. Sex is the last thing on my mind when I accept the job, but before I make it through the manor’s front door, my dark inner desires have been ignited and they flare bright, demanding to be sated. Lucky for me, Noah, the hot-blooded monster who resides at the manor is more than happy to step up to the plate. In fact, he’s so in tune with me and my needs, I soon forget the danger that’s been chasing me for the past five years. At least until it catches up with me, then there’s no ignoring it. Amazon KU
Volunteering was supposed to be a way to honor my grandmother’s memory, not a place to meet hot guys. But that’s exactly what happens when Chael lands in my life due to a string of disappearances and deaths at the nursing home I volunteer at. There’s something different about the private investigator that goes beyond his breathtaking good looks. The way he’s behaving around me, anyone would think it’s his job to protect me rather than solve the case. When I become a target, I discover that Chael’s far more than a private investigator. He’s a wolf shifter, who is the alpha of his pack. And he believes I’m his mate. If I accept Chael, I’ll need to have the courage to become an alpha queen. But no matter how strong my feelings are for Chael, it’s forbidden for humans and shifters to be together. And it’s becoming dangerously clear that someone will go to any length to keep us apart. Amazon KU
VS Note: Author states this was “inspired by” a previously published novella.
Five thousand years ago, Sumerian warrior Zakkar Tymon gallantly protected the virtue of a love struck virgin priestess, dooming him to an eternity of servitude to women. Reduced to being a slave to women’s impulses, this bold, brave hero now exists solely to give women pleasure, act upon their every urge, and grant them three wishes. Months after reaching her goal weight, popular weight-loss counselor, and baker extraordinaire, Laila Malone, is tired of waiting for men to fall at her feet, dumbstruck by her leaner visage. So now she’s focusing on business instead of love. With enough money, maybe she can open the diet-conscious bakery she’s dreamed of owning. On the way home from work, a sign for an estate sale at a mansion in the ritziest part of town, catches Laila’s eye. Maybe the ancient bottle she unearths in the musty basement is a treasure that will allow Laila and her dog to happily grow old together—alone, but filthy rich…and thin. When Laila uncorks her find, she gasps in fear as a half-naked, saber-wielding man exits the bottle in a vapor. With sun-bronzed muscles, long dark hair and hypnotic eyes, he’s devastatingly handsome. The epitome of all her fantasies, he says he’s here to give her pleasure. If she has to lose her mind, this is exactly the hallucination Laila wants.
Axe Landry needs a fake mate—fast. Axe Landry is the disgraced heir of a defeated Alpha. He craves law, order, and stability, but he’s clinging to his position of Chief of the Lunar Council Enforcement Agency, the protectors of Crescent City, by a thread. If he doesn’t find a mate—a witch mate, at that—by the next full moon, he’s bound for a life of ridicule and isolation. And to Axe, that kind of humiliation is a fate worse than death. Enter Caden Borealis—wild, reckless…and irresistible. Caden hasn’t made much of his twenty-three years on earth. His dysfunctional family and traumatic past sent him on a five year bender, but when his grandpa gets sick, Caden knows he needs to take care of the only person who ever cared about him. Caden’s life is a mess, though, and he desperately needs money if he wants to save his grandpa’s life. A deliciously indecent proposal. When Caden first hears Axe’s proposal, he can’t believe Axe is serious. All he has to do is pretend to be Axe’s husband and Axe will give him half a million dollars? There has to be a catch. Sure, Axe is a little strict. And yeah, there’s a list of rules Caden has to follow. But he can play the obedient pretend husband for as long as it takes for his grandpa to get better. Unless it’s all real…When werewolves start to go missing in Crescent City, Caden realizes he might be in over his head. He’s never let himself rely on anyone before, but Axe—older, gorgeous, steady Axe—becomes his rock as he learns to navigate this newfound world of witches and werewolves. But as the lines between real and pretend blur, Caden can’t always remember that he’s only acting like he’s in love. He needs to keep his head in the game, but it might just be his heart that’s calling the shots now. Amazon KU
I did not believe it when they said you can hear the sword sing … I should have. My life changed forever the day I acquired the sword. Gillian – Telling anyone you are a dragon shifter is difficult, telling your lover – nearly impossible. I have been hiding for years after escaping my origin clan and their plans for me. When the first dragon showed up I thought I had been found. But now that he is dead, I hoped he never had the chance to tell anyone where I was living. I was wrong. Ford – Gillian was everything I could ever want from a woman. I knew she was meant to be mine, now I just need to convince her. I feel like she is keeping something important from me. The odds are not in our favor – four humans against a whole clan of dragons. Can we save Gillian when she is taken by her origin clan, even with the swords? Amazon KU
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