New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for JULY 6

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.



Talyani Zulfiqar has been an interplanetary superstar since she won the Worlds competition at the age of thirteen. Her mother is a socialite of renowned beauty, and her father is a powerful Supreme Judge. From the outside, her life is perfect, but Taly had a secret and someone for whom she’d sacrifice everything. Ranvir Somerled had been proud to serve and protect the people of Kirs as a member of the Cyborg Military Elite. Orphaned at a young age, it was the only family he had left. Then Emperor Shui, in his quest for power, destroyed that family, and he became a rebel. With their world in chaos, can two drastically different people find a way to survive and maybe even love? Or will their secrets and misunderstandings tear them apart?

Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


High in the icy northlands of Dakkar, I’ve lived a sheltered, predictable, and safe life. My days are spent caring for an ancient temple and staying out of the priestesses’ way. My nights are spent pouring over the great stories of warrior kings and the queens that stole their hearts. But I have a secret. I’m a hybrid female. Half-Dakkari, half-human, the first of my kind. The priestesses have risked everything to keep me hidden from the dangerous hordes that roam the wild lands and the greedy king that sits on the throne in Dothik. I am the secret they could never let free. Then a horde king—with molten eyes and the body of a battle god—shows up at the temple’s gates, demanding entry. He’s the one I see in my dreams, all ruthless, merciless strength and a tempting smirk to match. Only, he’s not the gentle male I always imagined. He’s cunning, sensual, cruel…and he thinks that everything has a price. Even me. With a growing danger in the east and a precarious throne in the west, he steals me away from the sacred temple with daring plans all his own. He thinks I’m a naive temple girl, who will bend easily to his demands. Instead, I fight him at every turn, showing him claws of my own. Instead of fear, lust begins to rise between us—hot, addicting, and forbidden. His teasing touch makes me tremble. His stolen kisses make me weak. But the horde king of Rath Serok is as mysterious as he is devilish. And he has his own secret…one that will forever change the future of Dakkar.      Amazon KU


They say the only guarantees in life are death and taxes, but they forget crime. Not Space Station Frontera’s Marshal Kalandri, though. Crime is her business. And on Frontera, a port truly on the frontier of inhabited space? Well, job security is never a worry. When a station-wide power outage enables a brazen heist, Kalandri is tasked with finding the culprits and retrieving the stolen goods. She knows just who is behind it, too. Dani “Dusty” Agincourt: the beautiful underworld queen who always seems to be one step ahead of the law. Proving it is going another thing altogether, though – because Dusty has covered her tracks, and covered them well.  When the privateer ship Black Flag pulls into port with the parts needed to fix the power system – and an unexpected stowaway – things go from bad to worse. Because that’s when the killings start. To stop a ruthless assassin, the lawwoman and the underworld queen are going to have to strike a truce. It’s a risky business, and Kalandri knows she’ll regret it. If she lives that long, anyway.     Amazon KU


After her alien abduction from Earth, Penny has resigned herself to never returning home. For two years, she’s been forced to work on an illegal space station and has lost hope of better things to come. Until she stumbles across a caged alien who smells like home. Almost naked, with golden scales, and the most delicious scent, she finds it hard to resist when he insists she’s his mate. Will Penny risk everything to free her alien?     Amazon      Apple Books     Kobo


Orin sells dandelion latex at a no-name market, barely scraping by. Mette is a princess. Maybe. What Orin does know is that for thirty seconds every night, Mette visits Orin in xir dreams. Orin has long since written the fancy ghost woman off as a recurring nightmare, but when Mette insists upon meeting in real life, Orin’s inner world turns out to be more substantive than imaginary.
Along with best friend Blathnaid, Orin embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind xir otherworldly connection–determined to free xir mind and finally get a good night’s sleep. But it’s an ancient, planetary magic that binds Orin to Mette, and Orin’s dandelions may be their only chance to survive the separation.     Amazon


VS Note: Not listed as a romance but this is a release of note.

Safety comes with a price. The Key Corporation has kept Westfall safe from pandemics for the last fifty years. But that’s not all they’ve done …After discovering the shocking truth behind the Key Corporation, nurse Elodie and misfit Aiden have managed to escape in search of New Dawn—the stronghold for the Eos resistance movement. There, they can fight for a better world, one where everyone can make their own futures. But things aren’t always as they seem, and as they navigate the tricky paths between perception and reality, freedom and fighting for survival, the two young rebels must discover who they can trust, even as they learn more about who they really are …And change also comes at a cost.

Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


If you’re a human woman, you have a special name for the world I live in. Hell. The only way to survive on the once lush Earth is to side with the brutes who once came to kill us. But what happens when the orc who is my mission becomes my partner? When he’s the one I’ll fall in love with. That I’ll want to hold me. Care for me. And protect me on this blasted, ruined, planet? It’ll mean leaving behind everything I’ve known. It’ll mean entering a whole new world that I would have never expected. But that won’t matter. Because my orc and I will have a shield to protect us through everything, even the war. Our love.     Amazon KU

SPACE STARS by Mell Eight

This book is two short stories with one thing in common—the stars in space shine brightly, whether you’re on planet or soaring on a ship. Cole’s star is rising like a rocket as his band tours the galaxies to sing to their adoring fans. Except, Cole’s real job isn’t lead vocals—it’s espionage. Tarle’s star fell long ago after a horrific accident during a mecha showcase event for his new robot. Then he meets Aster, a porn star on the run. Hiding away together is far more appealing than being alone, but no one can hide forever.    Amazon     Kobo


She’s hell-bent on proving herself for the job of her dreams. He’s The Bachelor, but all he really wants to do is return to space. Then they’re trapped beneath the surface of Lake Superior in an underwater amusement park that’s anything but fun…Sugar has finally made it — she’s been promoted to Head Wrangler of The Bachelor. She’s ready to prove to everyone she’s got what it takes to make it in one of the toughest positions in reality TV. But almost immediately, things on the set of Atlantis go terribly, terribly wrong, and she and the cast and crew are trapped a hundred feet underwater. Flight engineer Jackson Wright reluctantly agreed to be The Bachelor because he needs the money to return to space. But he didn’t count on being attracted to the one woman he can’t have… Sugar.  As they are forced to work together to try to escape, their attraction begins to blossom into much, much more. When it becomes apparent someone is sabotaging their efforts, Jackson knows he’ll need to use every skill he possesses to keep them safe. This might be an impossible love, but he’s willing to fight for both their lives and Sugar’s heart.

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Zia might be a small, deaf human, but she’s no one to mess with. When she falls in with the Talins, everyone is in for a surprise. Born deaf, Zia Higgs never let that stop her from going after what she wanted. After growing up poverty stricken, she found a good-paying job with a scrap trawler that allowed her to send money home and also save for new implants. When a confused and hurt Talin named Palforma was brought on board the trawler by accident, her first thought was the same as all her crewmates: Give this giant plenty of space. But when he attached himself to her and refused to let go, she realized things might get more complicated than she previously suspected. Under threat from her captain, she left her job as a scrapper when Palforma persuaded her to come with him to a Talin station. She thought they were forging a partnership, so she didn’t expect to find herself wearing a collar and embroiled in some kind of Talin political conspiracy and insurrection. Never one to give up, Zia fought like hell against this new captivity. The problem was part of her wanted Palforma, even though his entire civilization had decided her only value was as a pet. If they survived, could they be together as equals instead of human pet and Talin owner?     Amazon KU


This spaceship isn’t big enough for two broken hearts. Dapper and determined Ketis has never quite gotten over the abrupt end of his first love affair. Sick of running into his stupidly handsome ex-alpha in every damn corridor of Debera Palace, he agrees to travel halfway across the galaxy to the capital of the Drualian Empire. That should be far enough to forget Soran, right? Right? Two years ago, fiercely protective Deputy Captain Soran Anstone failed his precious, brilliant Ketis in the hour he needed him the most. Unable to face the omega he doesn’t deserve to love, he jumps at the chance to lead a new security team, even if losing Ketis again hurts more than leaving the only planet he’s ever known. Their surprise reunion aboard HMS Descant is unexpectedly intimate, but with Soran consumed by guilt and Ketis convinced that the alpha doesn’t care, neither can see that the flame between them is blazing brighter than ever. Then the ship is plunged into darkness, and the pair must track down a would-be assassin—and find their way back to each other—before interstellar peace is shattered forever.      Amazon KU


Abby – The Em’i are taking ships across the galaxy, determined to find the other women. I’m keeping busy by working on a weapon that should help. Warfare is crazy in space. And so is the General. He’s domineering, but for some reason that gets me going. Still, we both have jobs to do so we can’t let anything get in the way of our missions. Thorn – She’s a frustrating creature, a constant distraction. I’m doing everything in my power to make sure that every Em’i comes home from a fight that we hadn’t expected, yet I think of her more often than I’d like. There’s some stolen moments during our journey. But we cannot have anything more than that, no matter how much we may want it.   Amazon KU


She’ll stop at nothing to destroy his kind. As far as special agent Bailey Glazer is concerned, there’s no such thing as a good alpha. After witnessing her parents’ death at the hands of the beasts as a child, she’s dedicated her life to making sure no one else has to suffer the same fate. So, when her superiors come to her with an undercover mission to help bring down the newest Boundaryland, Bailey doesn’t hesitate. He’s sworn to lay waste to everything she stands for. Rowan’s chance at a real life was over before it began. Abducted, imprisoned, and tortured by beta forces at a young age, all he’s ever craved is revenge. Now it looks like fate has delivered his dearest wish—a beta spy. She thinks she’s the one in control, but now that she’s in his hands, Rowan has other plans. Once there were boundaries…but now that their chains are broken, these alphas refuse to be contained.   Amazon KU


VS Note: A re-release.

Dr. Alaya Monroe came to the dwarf planet TR-47 to study and protect its unique ecosystem. She expected to encounter strange and unfamiliar creatures, but when a 10-meter-tall giant suddenly emerges from the forest floor to whisk her away to be his new pet, she gets far more than she bargained for! Alaya knows she has to escape and return to the human colony as soon as possible. Not just for her sake, but also for his. Fearing that the intolerant locals will come after him with torches and pitchforks when they discover her missing, she makes the giant promise to return her in the morning. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t want her to leave…..and she doesn’t want to go.   Amazon KU


VS Note: Not listed as a romance, listed in steampunk, a re-release….

Peridot is headed for its second cataclysm. War has broken ancient alliances, sealed borders, and locked down the skies. The Five, Peridot’s alchemist gods, have seen one of their number die and another fall in their efforts to protect their world from invaders beyond the stars. Defeated and diminished, they have ceased to answer the prayers of their people and have left the rapidly unraveling world to fend for itself. Talis and the orphaned crew of the lost airship Wind Sabre have a plan to set things to rights, but they’re stranded on a rock far from the heart of the conflict. When an old enemy comes and offers them a ship and a path forward, it comes with strings that will pull them further from the home they are so desperate to save. Can Talis and her crew chart a course through hostile skies, shifting allegiances, and subverted governments before the true enemies of Peridot claim a power that can destroy the world once and for all?       Amazon     Kobo


Hauling scrap to feed his family and pay for his sick brother’s plague treatments, The Twilight Scion of a Lost House finds himself in possession of a Human that somehow managed to escape the Grays. Humans, and Earth, are strictly Off-Limits, and being caught with Chess–no matter the circumstances or reasons–will be the final destruction of his House and family. But he also can’t shove her out an airlock or abandon her at a shipyard. She’s an innocent victim, and the Grays will be looking for her. Her fate in the hands of the Gestalt authorities will be just as bad. She’s delicate, soft, and luscious. Clearly, he’s been alone for too long if he’s attracted to a Human. And this particular Human is already spoken for, with a mate of her own waiting for her back on Earth. But Chess shines as bright as a star, and resisting her pull is nearly impossible. There’s only one way to buy the time to keep her safe until he can figure out how to get rid of her. He’ll have to spend his family’s meager savings on the trinket that will awaken his awareness of his true mate, and present her as that mate. She’s brave enough to go along with the plan, and kinder to him than he deserves. His brothers will be furious, the Gestalt will mock him, and she’ll need to be gone before his true mate arrives. The little Human’s secrets are astonishing, and her courage undeniable, and when the moment comes, the Twilight Scion isn’t sure he will be able to give her up… even if it’s impossible that she stay with him.    Amazon KU


You ever get the feeling a guy you’re dating is from another planet? It’s the literal truth in my case.
Volkor’s tall, handsome, great with my kid…Oh, and an alien warrior bent on stopping the apocalypse. Only he gets my heart racing like no one else. When he caresses my cheek, smooths my hair, and kisses my lips I don’t see an alien warrior. I see the man who loves me. But the path to true love never runs smooth. And I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard the line “our love is going to save humanity” when a guy is rounding third base. Not sure I believe him. What I do know is that Volkor is the deadliest man in the galaxy. And once he’s done saving humanity…I’ll remind him (again) to lower the toilet seat.     AmazonKU


I dreamt of being saved by noble Aurelian warriors. Instead, I was abducted by savages. They come through the portal in a fury of blood and violence, destroying my captors without mercy. They will have none for me, either. Aurelians demand total obedience. The brands mark my rescuers as Fanatics who serve the Old Ways. And when they find their Mate, they possess her body and soul.
I’ve traded one captivity for another, pulled from serving a cruel lord to living in a mansion on a planet ruled by warriors, priests, and a vengeful alien War-God. The Aurelian warriors won me through blood and bravery. Now, by their laws, I am theirs. When they walk me through the city, everyone knows I belong only to them, bowing in respect to the men who are like kings on this planet. And as each day passes in their savage embrace…I crave the total control of the alien species. And yearn to make the broken warriors whole.      Amazon KU


I was born a human, but lived my life as a mutant, pulling shadows to hide myself. It was useful skill when you worked for the government as their top assassin, slaying the enemies of this world. Only what if I hadn’t been slaying the enemies and this entire time I’d worked for the wrong side of humanity? Never once had I questioned my life, my job, the government, until they handed me a file with three marks, and I confidently set out to kill. But I hadn’t expected to be seen in the dark and captured by three ruthless and sexy mutants, who insist that I am the omega their hierarchy had been looking for. They were monsters. This I knew. Yet, the words they spoke raised questions and I, well, I needed answers. With Warren, Ansel and Rex at my side, I was forced to look outside the prettily painted box the government had allowed its citizens to see, and into the chaotic mess of the mutant world as they fought for the survival of their people. We needed answers and the only way to get answers was to be the monsters they label us as. Ruthless. Conniving. Cruel. It’s a cruel world out there, and the cruelest monsters always win.     Amazon KU


I met the girl of my dreams. Then I ruined her life. With my brothers all finding starbound mates, I need a distraction from my loneliness. Carrying out a massive heist on a luxurious intergalactic cruise ship is a good start, but a fling with Kiersa, the adorable human housekeeper, is even better. What starts as a hookup turns into something real. She’s funny and charming, and every minute away from her has me thinking about seeing her again. I can’t stop thinking about the crazy idea that she might be my mate. But when the smoke clears from the heist, the unthinkable happens. Kiersa takes the fall for my crimes. Instead of taking her on a dream vacation, my actions have condemned her to a life sentence. And now I’m the only one who can clear her tarnished name. With my criminal past, one wrong move will send me back to prison, but I’ll do anything to save her, even if it means sacrificing myself.     Amazon KU


Dreams are magical. They make anything possible-passion, alternate worlds, even the death of empires. Can love bloom where deadly danger rules? After the attack on her home and family, Faerie witch Lady Carlyle is taken in by the gallant Captain Justin Quin. Together they investigate the sacrificial murder of a scientist connected to the defense of the British empire. With the assistance of Dr. Keane, demon witch, Lady Julia Molyneux furthers her bloody attempts at redemption, while Lord Lucian Carlyle continues his obsessive quest to visit alternate worlds. At risk is the centre of empire, the teeming metropolis of London itself, where the innocent will pay with their souls the price of unbridled ambition.    Amazon     Kobo


I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. When the asteroid hits and the world falls apart, I’m seventeen, and my dad buys us a place in an underground bunker. We’re supposed to be safe down there, but we’re not. Gradually, I lose everything until all I have left is a bewildering relationship with a stoic, unknowable man. As one of the guards in the bunker, Grant has lurked in the background of my life for years, teaching me to defend myself, making sure I’m safe, and infuriating me by treating me like a sheltered princess in a tower. I don’t even know if he likes me, even after we end up in bed together. All I know is that he’s always there beside me–during the bleak half-life of the bunker and the hostile, unfamiliar world we discover when we finally come out of lockdown. Maybe one day he’ll open up. Let down his walls. And maybe eventually our days can be about more than surviving.. Maybe I am one of the lucky ones, but right now all I have left in the world is him.     Amazon KU

REIGN by K A Riley

After barely escaping with her life, Ashen finds her way home to the Arc, thanks to the help of an old friend. After a long absence, Ash isn’t sure what she’s about to find. The Bishop’s deception and cruelty have turned her world upside down, leaving her reeling as a wedge is driven between her and Finn, forcing them to live separate lives. Worse still, when she arrives, she is faced with the challenge of proving to the Arc’s leaders that she’s telling the truth about all that has happened since she left home. As she fights an impossible uphill battle, she must confront betrayal, lies, and heartbreaking loss that will either lead to her vindication or her ultimate downfall. With enemies vanquished, alliances solidified, and old friendships renewed, the end seems near for Ash in her final battle against tyranny…Or is it?      Amazon KU


VS Note: OK, I had to one click this. Post apocalyptic AND alien romance? By a great SFR author….

Victoria loves her job as a teacher, especially since there’s no baby in her future. So when the world falls into an apocalypse, it’s not surprising she ends up stranded and protecting some children at her school. Unfortunately, the Earth isn’t safe for anyone, especially not for women trying to survive on their own. After a few weeks, they’re invaded by predatory ruthless men who take over their supplies she was hoarding. How can she escape their obsessive and unwanted attention before even the kids are slaves to their whims? When Victoria sneaks off for help, she almost makes it. But not before she’s trapped by zombie-like infected people determined to kill her. A monstrous alien warrior saves her life, but then captures her later and takes her back to his spaceship—essentially kidnapping her! The dominant alpha male is convinced she’s his fated mate, spewing nonsense about linking. But can she trust him when she’s already made too many poor decisions? Choices that endangered her and her students? Jerlo has always followed the rules, and all it’s gotten him is shipped to a primitive planet to babysit from the sky. But when a weapon damages his protective helmet and he locks eyes with the brave female, it sets off a chain reaction that’s impossible to stop. She’s his and in danger. That’s all he needs to know. But can he convince her to believe what he already senses?     Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I love scifi detective stories!

Selei City is the capital of the Imerialte and one of the most desired locales in all of the Skolian Empire. But its thin veneer of civilization is cracked when a series of brutal crimes implicates those in political power in a vast conspiracy. Three prominent scientists have lost their lives to a serial killer—and notes at the scenes of the crimes lead to a connection to the Royalist political party. Major Bhaajan, former military officer turned private detective, is called back to Selei City to solve the crime. Bhaaj and her crew of Undercity Dust Knights plunge into the Byzantine world of Imperial politics—a jigsaw world where none of the pieces seem to fit. As the assassination plot becomes more and more convoluted, Bhaaj is kidnapped, threatened with death, and must fight for her life against the growing number of people threatened by her investigation. Bhaaj has faced all this and more, but now she must deal with something far deadlier—interstellar politics.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

HAREM by Loki Renard

Just a few more days and I will be out of the interstellar spy service, free to settle down and finally have a baby. But I’ve made a powerful alien enemy. And he hasn’t forgotten about me. Sithren sees females of all species as possessions. He keeps a harem the way others keep zoos. Just when I least expect it, he captures me. Revenge isn’t enough. Sithren requires my complete humiliation. I’ve faced monsters like him many times, but he’s not just brutal. He is also the most intelligent creature I’ve ever known. I have to escape before he breaks me down completely. This is much more than a war of wills. It’s a battle for my mind, my body – and maybe my baby.       Amazon KU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note with a lot of buzz. The blurb talks about love but I have no idea if there’s an HEA. Sounds good though, put it on my TBR list.

On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


VS Note: A re-release.

Strax and the Widow is a steampunk weird western filled with captivating intrigue and adventure that leaves the reader wanting more. In this first book of the Society Series, Kate Church is a young woman who has lost almost everything. She heeds the call to go West and arrives in Iris, a rough Texas railroad town filled with curious and dangerous characters. After developing an astounding set of skills, Kate draws the attention of a mysterious benefactor and the town’s nemesis, a ruthless cowboy. As Iris falls into obscurity, Kate struggles to become the lady she has always desired to be while mourning the loss of those she loves. Her future hangs in the balance of strange discoveries, gunfights, and daring escapes. Will Kate be able to hold off a band of violent marauders? Will she accept a challenging invitation from a mysterious gentleman? And will her sacrifices pay off in a final return trip to home?      Amazon

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Veronica’s Backlist highlight (because I make my living writing and selling my books): Next up is REEDE, which happens to be the book I’m writing the sequel to right now in fact.


Lt. Fallyn Damara was sent by the Sectors to investigate a strange transmission from an isolated planet and determine whether the residents of a vanished colony had been transported there by alien enemies. Fallyn’s ship crashes and she’s taken prisoner by the Khagrish scientists, to await her fate in the slate of horrifying experiments being conducted.  

Reede, the second ranking enforcer in the Badari Warrior pack, volunteers to be recaptured by the Khagrish in an effort to locate and rescue Fallyn inside the deadly lab complex.

While a prisoner Reede discovers Fallyn is the woman destined to become his fated mate but the moment is bittersweet because Fallyn will be leaving their world at the first opportunity, to report back to the Sectors. He refuses to complete the mate bond, believing to do so will lead to nothing but lifelong misery for them both, separated by lightyears and interstellar politics.

For her part, Fallyn wants to shake up the rule-bound enforcer and persuade him to take a chance on love.

But first they have to escape the Khagrish.

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Feed the cat. Save the world. Fall in love? Israfil isn’t a cat person. Or a people person. Actually, he doesn’t like anyone or anything, yet for some reason, once he’s released after millennia from his prison, he accidentally acquires a feline. But Kitty, and her many—many—demands, is nothing compared to the human he encounters. Serafina is a treasure hunter, and she won’t let anything get in her way, not even a horseman of the apocalypse and his talkative cat. As they explore dangerous catacombs in search of a magical artifact, she not only has to watch out for traps but keep a tether on her attraction. A losing cause since she is tempted to find out if dragons are big all over. The good news? If this confirmed bachelorette succumbs to allure, it will be a temporary fling because he’s not into commitment. What they didn’t count on? A meddling Kitty and love.

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The Ever War has ended, and the curse that compelled the elven princess Hysithea to attack her own people has been lifted. But she’s haunted by nightmares, plagued by guilt, and unable to access the magical power that once flowed through her veins. It is not the time to seek out romance. Then a fearsome warrior from the human empire arrives, a supposed diplomat. Mrothgar is tattooed, muscled, and looks like he’d rather slay elves than befriend them, but he takes an interest in Hysithea. He invites her to accompany him back to his land to visit its great libraries. As an academic and a historian, Hysithea is tantalized by the offer, but she’s studied his language and overhears his true intent: Mrothgar is there to gather intelligence on the elves as his emperor prepares an invasion force to conquer them. Hysithea has no choice but to join him, hoping to spy and find a way to sabotage the invasion. Her people need her, and this is her chance to atone for the past. But Mrothgar is smarter than she realized, and those muscles and tattoos are more intriguing than they should be. Against her wishes, Hysithea finds herself drawn to him. And that’s a problem. She can’t save her people if she falls in love with the man who wants to conquer them.      Amazon KU


VS Note:  A re-release.

Be careful what you wish for….When I walked out on my awful boyfriend, wishing to be somewhere—anywhere—else, I never expected to wake up in Faerie. And, as a scientist, I find it even harder to believe that I now seem to be a sorceress. A pretty crappy sorceress, it turns out, because every thought that crosses my mind becomes suddenly and frighteningly real—including the black dog that has long haunted my nightmares. Now I’m a captive, a pawn for the fae lord, Rogue, and the feral and treacherous Faerie court, all vying to control me and the vast powers I don’t understand. Worse, Rogue, the closest thing I have to a friend in this place, is intent on seducing me. He’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen, enthralling, tempting, and lethally dangerous. He’s as devastatingly clever as he is alluring, and he tricks me into promising him my firstborn child, which he intends to sire…I don’t dare give into him. I may not have the willpower to resist him. He’s my only protection against those who would destroy me. Unless I can learn to use my magic.

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When it comes to dating, Marion Matched has seen it all. She’s the witch people call when they’re fed up with unsolicited d*ck pics on their dating apps, being ghosted, or asked to do questionable things with their date’s feet. She has the unique ability to just know when two people are perfect for each other. There’s only ever been one person she hasn’t been able to match—herself. And that’s fine with her. She’s never wanted to settle down anyway. Or at least that’s what she tells herself when she runs into her recently divorced high school sweetheart in her new town of Premonition Pointe. Marion doesn’t have time to worry about her own dating life, anyway. She has a new business to set up, a reputation to prove, and an annoying ghost to shake. But when Marion’s new client turns out to be matched with her mortal enemy, Marion has her work cut out for her. She’ll need to uncover a decade’s old mystery to get the two star-crossed lovers in each other’s arms or else she’s in danger of losing her new business… and the budding connection to her first love. With the help of her newly acquired ghost, the Premonition Pointe coven, and the man who keeps asking her out, just maybe Marion will solve the mystery, save her business, and make a love connection she never thought she’d find.      AmazonKU


Since her mother died, Rochelle has known nothing but bad luck. Barely scraping through her studies in between working two jobs, while living with her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, if he’d only listen to her long enough to hear her say it’s over…it’s all she can do to keep it together. Until she meets Ben, a fellow artist who helps her break free. But Ben has dark secrets of his own, and a past darker than Rochelle can imagine… Buried after a botched ritual, Ben wakes as a gargoyle protector. The gargoyle curse compels him to protect Rochelle, but Ben also has his own mission: to find his lost brothers, hunt down the man who cursed them, and make him pay for his crimes. Ben thought he’d already killed him, but this time, he’s going to make sure he sends the bastard to hell permanently…even if he has to summon the devil himself to do it.     Amazon   Apple Books  


Lionel is in love with the Devil. It has taken the necromancer and police consultant a while to acknowledge it, and the impatient and overeager Lucifer didn’t always make it easy for Lionel to come to terms with his emotions, but Lionel is finally in a place where he wants to open up to his boyfriend. After some well-deserved vacation time, Lionel finds himself back at work, and he is welcomed by a potential murder case that quickly turns into a mystery he is determined to solve. Lucifer has been having his own thoughts on intimacy and sharing things, and there are small details about himself he has yet to tell his necromancer. In-between an unusual case of corpses at the beach, Lucifer reveals his secret to the man he loves. As a result, the Devil will have to learn that a secret once revealed cannot be unmade by any deal. And Lionel will have to find a way to make his peace with the fact that loving a god and letting that god love him is just not as easy as he thought.   Amazon

REAPER THE DARK IN YOU 9 by Suzanne Wright

VS Note: No blurb

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HARVEST MOON by Annabel Chase and Tana Grey

Nobody knows the power of three like a Fairfield witch…Elizabeth Fairfield is a powerful book witch with a lofty legacy to uphold. Much to her chagrin, that legacy has mainly involved caring for the family’s enchanted house, Dark Hollow, and their sanctuary for animal companions. When Elizabeth finally stretches her wings and visits an old friend in Salem, Massachusetts, her trip takes a dark turn. A prestigious psychic has been found dead under puzzling circumstances and Hex Support, the secret division within the Federal Bureau of Magic, once again leans on the Fairfield witches by calling upon Elizabeth for help. Thankfully it isn’t all gruesome puzzle-solving for the book witch. During the investigation, she crosses paths with Nathan, a werewolf with the body of a gym rat and the brains of a professor. Suddenly Elizabeth finds herself wanting to explore more than just his books…until the evidence points to him. Will Elizabeth experience her first taste of failure and let a killer go free or will she rise to the challenge and prove herself worthy of the Fairfield name?   Amazon KU


VS Note: There was no blurb. Here’s the blurb for book one as this is described as a slow burn urban fantasy series:

A pixie sized bounty hunter. A sexy fae prince. A world of secrets. As a bounty hunter, I’ve dealt with my fair share of bad guys, but nothing prepared me for my latest challenge: Fin Taylor. Give me vampires ravaging the city or shifters attacking women in the street any day. Because as soon as the sexy Fae billionaire kidnapped me with his powers of persuasion, all bets were off. But we have a mutual enemy, the Black Mage. The man I’ve been hunting for fifteen years for the death of my parents. I’ll leave pleasure… I mean revenge, on Fin for a later date. With him on my side, payback just got easier. Only, the Black Mage has done something horrible to Fin as well. I’m not sure exactly what, but if I don’t figure it out soon, this mission could turn into a disaster.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Cursed, they must hunt down the witch responsible, or walk the earth alone. Thirty years ago, the men of my pack were cursed, doomed to never find our fated mate. With no females born into our ranks, there was no one left to breed with. We’d be the last of our kind unless we could figure a way to break the evil inflicted upon us. But the only one capable of that is the witch who laid the curse. My beta and I set off in search of the one who ruined our lives. Except, no one’s ever heard of her, and every other witch we encounter hates our kind. Until we hunt down a coven in the north. One with a red-haired beauty who makes our hearts pound and our wolves cry to the moon in ecstasy. How could she be ours? I never imagined sharing a woman. Not with my beta and definitely not with the warlock who claims she’s his birth rite.      Amazon     Kobo


Nothing can go wrong with being in love with a demon and having a dragon familiar whose idea of a fun time is watching me plummet to the ground, right? Now that things have settled down, I’m hoping to finally get some peace and quiet to spend with Havoc. Instead, we get a guy who can walk the river of the dead, a centaur that seems allergic to pants, and an angel who has only one true love: himself. This is the group of misfits I’ve been given to protect the district. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder how we stopped an unbelievably powerful dark mage. After finding a strange book in the middle of the woods that seems to be connected to curse magic, I find myself in the presence of someone from my past… someone I never expected to meet again. As the clues lead us into a district on the brink of destruction, Havoc and I realize that in order to stop the district from collapsing and taking down our friends with it, we can’t do it alone. With the assistance of my chaotic crew, we are going to stop this darkness before it consumes those we care about. But everything comes at a cost because when you work with magic, nothing is predictable.     Amazon KU


A secret society. Arcane magic. Forbidden love. The Winterfalls. The aristocratic family who believe they’re witch royalty. The Blackwoods. The corrupt witches who want to take their crown. I’ve finally broken the Winterfall family shackles and stepped into witch society. I missed out on a Nightworld Academy education, but I have a place at the prestigious Nightfall University. Here, gifted witches from the elite families study to take their magic to the next level and become our new leaders. I expected to rub shoulders with the brightest and best; I didn’t expect my new friends would draw me into a secret society. The Midnight Coven. Dark, seductive, and dangerous. I’ve met the intense and captivating witch Alexei once before. He hasn’t forgotten my actions that night, and I haven’t accepted who he is. A Winterfall would never touch a Blackwood, however tempting, and Alexei doesn’t like rejection. Now I’m forced to live in a house on campus with the arrogant jerk. Fortunately, my other housemates are friendlier. Nate and Xavi are powerful bonded witches who offer to teach me everything they know—and not just their magic. Tomas is also new to campus; he’s easy-going and friendly, but …(more blurb on ebook seller page…)  AmazonKU


Safely back in his chosen home, Breaker mage Blaise should only have to worry about his bakery and his complicated relationship with Jefferson. But the lies that shaped his life continue to haunt him, and he sets out to reconcile with his mother—only to discover that a band of magical desperadoes has taken her. With old friends at his side, Blaise sets off across the frontier, chasing down leads and unaware that his new foes hope to snare the Breaker, too. Meanwhile, Jefferson balances guiding his fledgling homeland to nationhood while concealing magic he’s not supposed to possess. The demands of his ambassadorship send him to a faraway country where he’s embroiled in a web of intrigue between a shadowy cabal planning to use him and malicious politicians who want to see him—and the new nation—fall. As Blaise closes in and Jefferson navigates the dangerous political waters, they realize their circumstances are once again linked. Will their combined magic be the ace in the hole that wins it all, or will they fold in the final showdown?

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Gypsum, the sixth of seven sisters, has always been a rebel. Yet no one thought she would go so far as to join the reczavy, a group living in tents on the edge of the desert and known for their sexual promiscuity and playful ways. But as the date of the Mongols’ return draws near, Ilarians of all types must work together if they are to have any hope of surviving. And the reczavy, for all of their odd ways, do have plenty of tricks up their sleeves. Well, up their sleeves whenever they are bothering to wear clothes, that is. Gypsum is touched when her oldest sister Ryalgar comes to call, and brings an olive branch with her. Ryalgar recognizes that the reczavy have as much to lose as anyone, and as much to contribute. Will Gypsum accept a key role in the plan to stop the invasion? Of course she will. Unfortunately, her playmates don’t all feel the same sense of urgency. Many would rather simply enjoy the time they have left. A few claim to be allergic to long term planning. And some are too busy with their own poorly-timed plans to overthrow the government Ilari already has.
Good thing needlepoint is the one traditional skill at which Gypsum has always excelled. She will need to thread a fine needle in order to coax this recalcitrant group into becoming life-saving warriors of a very different kind.

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RAPTURE: THE DEVIL’S GATE mc by C R Jane and Mila Young

MC Syndicates – The only way in is by blood, the only way out is by death. Blood in, blood out.  
MC Syndicates is a shared universe, crafted by a set of USA Today and International Bestselling authors, that feature an array of Paranormal species, savage dominant men, and strong heroines. These stories are all set in the same world and can be read within any order.     Amazon KU


Newly knighted and green as anything, Ainsley looks forward to his first quest, not just for the independence it will bring but for the coin as well. He’s not sure what he’ll find on his journey but he didn’t anticipate friendly witches, baby dragons, or a curious crow that brings him trinkets. Not sure if the crow is an ill omen, Ainsley tries to keep his distance but can’t resist tossing the bird a few crumbs. The crow returns the favor one day when Ainsley is in danger, revealing his true nature as Rue, a semi-exiled member of the dazzling and dangerous fairy court. After an attack, Rue brings him to Otherworld to recover and as Ainsley regains his health, their attraction grows. Being home is no easy feat and Rue is dragged back into court life as Ainsley longs for home. The men have to make a choice between two worlds when neither of those worlds feels exactly like home.
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Descendant of Chaos. Daughter of Magic. Two titles that I had been called time and time again, but neither of them truly fit. As I had found in the God realm, I was so much more than that—an anomaly. And because of who I was and how I came to be, I was now part of a prophecy—one with world-ending aspects I wasn’t a fan of. Unfortunately, I couldn’t avoid the situation forever, and while the Horde was an amazing place to do exactly that… I quickly found there was something so much larger at stake than my pride or my anger at what Isis and my birthmother had done. If I want to keep the people I love safe, I was going to have to fulfill the prophecy and save the realms. No pressure, right?      Amazon KU

FAE (IMMORTAL WEST BOOK 3) by Kerry Adrienne and  L A Boruff



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