I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
VS note: I one clicked!
Cormac of Styx Legion knows his value to his people. He is an enforcer, a weapon to be wielded. Nothing more. He is accepted but not loved. Feared but not welcomed. He is brutal, efficient and utterly alone. When he receives a coded message claiming he has been matched with an Interstellar Bride, he knows the match must be a terrible miscalculation. When his bride turns out to be a young, innocent human, there is nothing he can do but protect her until the error can be corrected. Rogue 5 is no place for a naïve female, especially one as beautiful, sensitive and completely WRONG for him as Abigail Gregg. Cormac vows to protect her. Shelter her. Hide his darkness. Make sure she is mated to a worthy male, not a killer. But gods help him, she won’t leave him the F#CK alone. She won’t stop tempting him to touch her. To tame her. To give in and take what he wants. When Cormac—her ‘perfect’ matched mate—claims she’s a mistake, Abigail Gregg has had enough bullsh!t from men on every planet. If Cormac doesn’t want her, she’ll find someone she wants. A male with mountains of muscle, scars, tattoos, a rebel attitude and fangs. God, yes please. A male with fangs who’s not afraid to bite.
My short-term construction job with a grumpy orc boss just got complicated. Desperate to escape the clutches of the alien lizard mafia, I accept a spur-of-the-moment job offer on a distant planet. A monstrous, grumpy alien orc is building a new home in a distant colony, and he’s looking for an assistant. He needs me to hold his hammer. I get it. It’s a big hammer. He’s a lonely barbarian brute with a gruff exterior, but I soon learn that inside he’s hiding a squishy center. When he unexpectedly enters his mating frenzy, there’s no one around to handle the job . . . except me. He gives me two options—return home or stay and help him with a whole different kind of nailing. Amazon KU
MARI – Flying is my life. Our alien allies have the sweetest fighter jets I’ve ever flown. I ace every training flight and qualify for a special mission—learning how to pilot an enemy ship. Everyone agrees I’m the best choice. Everyone but him. As the top varoolian pilot, Var’s the warrior I long to impress. But it’s hard to remain professional around the dangerously attractive alien, especially once we’re alone on a small ship. The closer I get to him, the more Var growls. Those growls do things to me—tingly things. I’ve spent my life racing to be first, but this time, I want to be caught. VAR – I am Varax, not Varool, a berserker straight out of my people’s bloody past. Marked by the stripes on my face, I am doomed to a life alone—an outcast no Varool woman ever wanted. Then an alluring sweet scent sets both my hearts beating. Mari is my fated mate. I refuse to shackle the delicate human to a brute like me. Yet our dangerous mission isolates us in close quarters, leaving me no escape from her delectable beauty and captivating personality. As we fight side by side, I do not know which poses the greater threat to Mari—our enemy… Or my ravenous need to chase and claim and mark her as mine. Amazon KU
I’m on the Omega 9 space station in the midst of a bungled prison transfer. Handcuffed to a scary, impossibly tall, satanic-looking convict. And he’s got the prison ID tattooed on his wrist to prove it. Holy hell. I’m on the run with him because it turns out he’s breaking out of jail? He’s rough, bossy and throws flash-flames from his distended jaw. Yes, he’s committed felonies, but he can also party all night, drink everyone under the table and shoot a blaster better than anyone I’ve ever met. And his kiss is the stuff of legends. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one running from trouble. The Hyrrokin mafia is after me for…reasons? But when push comes to shove and I’m forced to choose between this big guy and freedom, I find I can’t leave him behind. Apparently, this soon-to-be ‘ex-con’ has captured not only my wrists with those handcuffs, but my heart as well? Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
Nothing wrecks Captain Eva Innocente’s vacation plans quite like an anonymous threat to vaporize billions of people. Hundreds of monoliths have suddenly materialized in space, broadcasting the same looped message: surrender or be exterminated. Is the universe being epically spammed? Surrender to whom? Exterminated when? And how is Eva, commander of a beat-up cargo ship, supposed to prevent it? As panic spreads, a mystery message sends Eva to find answers, in a system that hasn’t been explored in all of recorded history. With the crew of La Sirena Negra, a score of psychic cats, a feline-phobic robot, and a superweapon she has no clue how to use, Eva prepares to battle the unknown. But first, she has to defeat the known: mercenary Tito Santiago, whose idea of a clean fight is a shower before kill time. His mission is to ensure Eva doesn’t succeed at hers. If anything goes wrong, the universe is doomed. But if everything goes according to Eva’s plans—wait, when does that ever happen? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Blad. Named for the blood he’d spilled when captive. Now he was free and on another kind of mission. The kind that put his skills to good use. Helena. Sanctuary was everything she’d ever known. And he, was about to destroy all that to make things right. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
This is their world, and we are the prey. An unexplained event sends entire cities millions of years into the past, changing the lives of thousands in an instant. Seth, a young survivor, seeks shelter behind the walls of Prime City, a haven from the prehistoric creatures outside. But greed and tyranny soon threaten his existence, and he is sentenced to death or exile. Survival of the fittest…Choosing exile, Seth faces a treacherous journey into the wilderness with nothing but his wits to sustain him. Obstacles arise at every opportunity, and vicious predators stalk the night. Can he prevail over the prehistoric world, or is he doomed to die like so many others before him? Amazon KU
Celeste’s menagerie is growing, but her males don’t mind sharing. Will there be enough of her to go around when another captures her heart between his talons? With crewmates Jax and Yuri still missing, Celeste and her furry feline mate journey deep into the heart of Aivarian territory. Ta’alo insists Hakai is the answer to her missing crewmate problem. Hakai is reserved, treated like a pariah, and seems to come with a lot of secrets. So when Ta’alo shows up with a Terran female in tow, looking very much like the cat that ate the canary, Hakai is wary of how much this favor will cost him. Celeste ruffles Hakai’s feathers at every turn, and he can’t help but take the bait. Just as the two of them start to warm to each other, an Aivarian patrol drags a weary and roughed up Jax into camp. Torn between her new alien mate, one of the crewmates she’s been searching for, and a male ostracized for his colors–and his association with her–Celeste is forced to make a decision: leave Hakai behind, or insist he joins her flock. Celeste’s situation is as tangled as the vines that creep up the tree Hakai lives in, but even he is not immune to the way her very existence draws males in–him included. He will help track down her other missing male, but when her use for him is gone, will she still want the hunky hawk around? Amazon KU
I thought I needed a champion. In him, I found true love. To free me of a curse, I needed a master warrior. There’s only one minotaur like that, one with one hundred victories in the Arena: Magus.
Beyond his rough exterior, I found a heart big enough to take pity on me. He fought for me. He bled for me. And ultimately, killed for me. But as powerful as this warrior is with his sword, I see that my minotaur needs me fighting by his side to be victorious. Not for my sword arm. Or my magic. But for my love. Amazon KU
On a ruined world, I fell in love with a monster. And now he’s back. Not that it matters. He is an orc warrior. I am a human woman. Amid a blasted Earth ruined by invasion, Yggy was always kind to me. His handsome face caused me to fall in love. Until one night, when I realized his love for me would lead to my death. Against all protests from my heart, I had to leave Yggy. But my orc never stopped searching for me. He never gave up. He always loved me. But when he found me, he found someone else that shocked him to his core. Our child. Amazon KU
A sheltered woman and a haunted cyborg, fighting the odds to thwart pirates and save a space station stricken by a fatal disease, have no business falling in love. Of course, that’s exactly what they do. Victor was a cyborg spy during the corporate wars that devastated Earth. Now he’s a refitted demo model for CyberServe, spotlighting the services a repurposed cyborg can offer…in life and love. Suave, cultured, and fully realized as a sentient being, Victor has it all, except the love he wants for himself. Amadis Dubois has played second fiddle to the powerful her entire life. Now she has the chance to prove to everyone and herself she has what it takes to lead. She accepts a humanitarian mission to bring desperately needed medical supplies to a disease-stricken space station. If she can pull off rescuing thousands of lives, she can finally move out of others’ shadows. Fending off the attentions of a lovelorn cyborg becomes a secondary concern when the captain of Amadis’ ship dies suddenly, leaving her the only human on board. With her career-setting mission endangered, pirates and rebels threatening at every turn, she has to turn to Victor for assistance after trying to keep him at a distance. Between moments of fighting for her life, she’s vulnerable to the numerous charms of the cyborg she has no business falling for. Life and love hang in the balance for Amadis and Victor, with trouble at every turn. They can have it all, if they survive. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Katherine – How do you go on when all of your wants and dreams have been destroyed? My loved ones were snatched right out of my hands, leaving me alone in a world of unknowns and terror. I’m lost in the in-between with no familiar paths to follow until the sound of a heartbeat and a whisper draws me back to the land of the living. RaZ – The moment I laid eyes upon her face I knew there would be no distance I wouldn’t travel to make her my own. Unknown forces try to steal her from my arms and even if I have to fight the very essence of her world, the universe, or the Gods we pray to. Nothing will stop me from making her MINE! Amazon KU
Bridgerton meets Illuminae in this explosive, romantic space opera where danger and deception lurk behind glamour and wealth.Vika Hale longs for a better life than that of a barmaid on a struggling planet, but her dreams have always seemed out of reach despite the mysterious benefactor who bankrolled her education. When the elusive billionaire dies and names Vika in his will, she’s whisked away to a glittering and glamorous new world as the ward of his heir. Suddenly, her wildest dreams don’t seem so impossible. But when someone targets the will’s heirs in a series of terrifying bombings, Vika’s new life is thrown into uncertainty. Knowing that she may be next, Vika teams up with the one person she’d rather keep at arm’s length—her guardian’s mysterious new assistant, Sky Foster. She doesn’t trust Sky, but he may be the only one who can help her discover the bomber’s identity before she becomes the next victim. As Vika grows closer to Sky, she realizes she may not escape these new threats unscathed. Sky is keeping a secret and it’s one that could unravel everything.
VS Note: From JUNE 19.
Where do humans fit on the human-alien cuisine menu? Aliens had weird food. At least that’s what Joan told herself when she went to find the four-armed alien pilot who’d helped get the stranded humans settled onto the Relief. Finding her was one thing. By the end of their meeting, she found herself with a job cooking for the humans on board, an alien sous-chef with no kitchen skills, and a crush that wouldn’t go away. This is a short story set in the RAGRIM CONFLICT series. It can be read alone but is best read after ENSNARED BY THE ALIEN MEDIC. It is a short F/F slice-of-life story set in space. Amazon KU
He found me in a breeding facility. Then he took me for himself. The moment I felt his hands roam over my quivering bare body as if it belonged to him already, I knew what Lenkarian had in mind. He didn’t come here merely to punish and interrogate me. He came to claim me for himself. But as he carries me off, spanks me thoroughly, and ravages me roughly and shamefully, I know this alpha brute intends to do much more than just mount and rut me like the savage beast he is. He’s going to master me completely. Then he’s going to breed me. Amazon KU
The red comet, Signal of lust, Sign of rebirth. Everyone knows life in the bunker is hard, but only Rosalind realizes how close the humans and Zmaj are to extinction. To make matters worse, a red comet has been seen approaching Tajss. Bashir, the Zmaj seer, connected the comet with an old prophecy. He warns it is a sign and that everyone should be prepared. He believes it is not destruction the celestial body brings, but new life. New life that begins with one night of melting hot romance. Five individual stories tell the tale of one steamy evening full of passion and more heat than the desert sands of Tajss. Amazon KU
VS Note: Listed in Space Marines scifi, not romance, but is currently charting well in scifi romance. Reviews auggest romantic elements as the MC is married.
He swore he wouldn’t be back while his parents lived…Now, almost thirty years later, AJ is going home. Ordered to attend his mother’s funeral in the rugged northern border of the Empire, AJ is baring old wounds to his new wife, and burying familial feuds. But the past won’t die that easily, and grave secrets will threaten all the survivors and the women they love. Because the Feds are after AJ’s unwanted inheritance…And they’re willing to risk a war to get their hands on it. Amazon KU
Vera – I accidentally launched an escape pod on my miserable honeymoon—with me on it—and crash-landed in the middle of an alien jungle on a forbidden “emerging civilization” planet, breaking about a hundred Cosmic Syndicate laws.Oh, and I robbed a hot lizard guy with sexy black eyes, the most colorful scales I’ve ever seen, and a powerful prehensile tail that curls up like a cinnamon roll. Even though I can’t understand anything he’s saying, my new reptilian friend turns out to be as sweet as honey and spicier than the seasoning he used on the meat I stole from his camp, and after he risks his own life to save mine, he decides he wants to keep me. I’m perfectly okay with that, but I have a feeling my philandering husband will object. Author’s Note: This sweet story takes place in the Iriduan Test Subjects universe, but doesn’t feature any of the characters from that series. It is also a shorter (70K words), lighter read than the books in that series. You don’t need to have read that series to follow along with this story. See my website for content warnings. Amazon KU
I made Ryker, Ansel, and Xavier swear to leave me alone to begin my shiny new life. But what I hadn’t counted on was Hades getting in the way… and Caspian smirking in the shadows as he finds countless ways to ruin my life. Seriously! What’s a girl got to do to get some peace and quiet? Because apparently getting frozen to a popsicle (twice!) isn’t enough. No sooner have I awakened when I’m dragged by the powers that be into a team with Ryker, Ansel, and Xavier. Apparently yours truly has done something that’s broken the Alliance’s dream team apart, and the big mecha himself insists I put them back together again. It feels like a trap, but nothing stumps me for long. I can keep this charade up for as long as it takes to get away. The only problem is… my secrets might not be so secret anymore. And when a scientist gets too curious about me, I have no one to rely on but Hades and his boys. Oh. And Caspian, as he insists on reminding me. I still don’t trust them with who I am, but I’m out of choices and out of time. And the biggest problem of all? Even if we work together, there’s a chance we might not all survive. Amazon KU
They say I’m crazy. (They’re not wrong.) I’m a criminal. An outcast. A dangerous fugitive capable of anything. They must be insane to send a female human bounty hunter after me. At half my size, and a fraction of my strength, she’s like a lamb to the slaughter. When she tracks me down in my icy lair, I could easily leave her to the elements. But I take pity on her. I save her life. I make her mine. She becomes my sweet human pet, my companion in the wilderness. I used to be crazy. Now I’m crazy for her. And when my enemies try to hurt her? That’s when I show them what psycho really means. AmazonKU
Six months ago, Vashti died. Her niece, the powerful pirate queen, Mercy, used a rare telekinetic Talent to heal Vashti’s body. This miracle restored Vashti’s life — and her youth. Now, she has a second chance many would kill for. But she’s spent her life with one purpose: stop the war she foresaw in her nightmares. She failed. Her dreams are in ashes, war is coming, and if she doesn’t find an advantage for her people, she’ll get to spend her newfound life watching as the galaxy is ripped apart and her people are destroyed. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Earth was ripped apart during the Final War, but the alien Overlords have come down to save us. Or have they? Delle: Life is simple for my older sister, even under the Overlords’ rule. She’s happily married and a mother of four. According to our alien rulers, I should be emulating her. But I want more than to be a breeder, having some blasted alien’s babies. Nope. Not the life for me. Then a cruel alien Flight Commander tries to claim me as his own. My only way out is a marriage of convenience… with an Overlord from the planet Asterion. Caide, my brother-in-law’s boss. It’s the last thing I want, but Overlord Caide promises he won’t force anything on me. Sex. Babies. Love. Caide: The illegitimate son of an Asterion noble, I took a spot on one of the first starships coming to Earth where I …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: Dating, not one couple with an HEA forever. See Author note in blurb.
Ever since I returned from Hogo, I have had strange dreams. Like Hogo is calling to me. I try to brush it off, but I’m tired because I’m not sleeping well. Nothing seems to help. Bruce has suggested that I partner with him at a Pifa tournament on Wildera. It’s a big tournament, but one I usually avoid as it’s dangerous. He assures me that Erik, the Octopod security guard, will protect us. I hope a change in scenery will help me. The Falcon Station Series novelettes are avant-garde, erotically charged, light-hearted, science fiction novelettes for open-minded readers about a woman in the 27th century living her best life on an intergalactic cosmopolitan station. This independent, sassy, self-sufficient gambler of the future will go on intimate dates with a variety of different aliens from across the galaxy in her ongoing quest for love and companionship. However, aliens being aliens, might not always be physically compatible with humans which makes dating aliens tricky. Amazon KU
VS Note: I had to one click – you know me and dystopian! (Plus I’ve been reading her books for years…)
With threats of solar flares larger than anything ever recorded looming, everyone on Earth is scrambling to prepare. No one knows how severe the consequences will be. With little to no warning, the massive flares hit, wiping out power grids, frying everything electrical or battery-operated, and burning out most living beings, unless you were lucky enough to be deep underground or inside something that could withstand the unimaginable temperatures. In the end, the Earth has been left in total, absolute darkness. Having rekindled their romance after their failed marriage, Gideon doesn’t want to be apart from D’hani, but she lives in another town. The last time he talked to her, he vowed to come looking for her if/when the big one hits. Because he works for Brodwyn Light and Power, he must stick around to help restore power when the flares pass. Barely escaping death, he leaves to find her, to see if she also managed to survive, but …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
When Elena is kidnapped by corsairs, the last thing she expects is for her situation to go from bad to worse. That was before she and her companions were shipwrecked on an island full of exiles. Huge, grey-blue men that she somehow has to win over in order for her people to survive. Luckily, their leader has taken a keen interest in her. But…there’s a problem. The exiles see them as weak and only value the strong. But with no other women in sight, Elena thinks she has a way of winning them over. She just has to convince the exiles they’re strong enough to be their mates. Amazon KU
It’s Christmas in snowy Los Angeles, and Devyn “Dagger” Dagny is heartbroken. Her twelve-year relationship with her ex Natasha has just come to a tragic end, she’s an aimless college dropout floundering at her job, and now her best friend is getting married to the wrong guy. But what if she could start all over again? A mysterious stranger. Something called an “anti-door” and a “mother-key.” Only 53 chances. Amazon Kobo
On the planet Genesis, being human means being hungry. My world is not a kind place. Being born human means that only death will bring you peace. But there is one thing that makes the days go by faster. Oh should I say…one person. His name is Symon and he’s a big, bad Drokan warrior. He’s been my friend since we were little. Both of us orphans. Both of us neglected by the village Elders. And now, both of us in love. Our love will be strong, borne from two people who never really got it from anyone else. How strong can our bond then be? Let me put it another way. Our love will save our planet. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance (romantic elements) but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
Exploring a newly discovered system shouldn’t have taken Yaden and Ivan more than a few days. But suddenly, they find themselves stranded in a faraway galaxy, way outside the reach of even the strongest guild psions. Their only chance of ever finding a way back home is to make allies among the truly alien locals, and find a way to deal with the powers-that-be: the brutally isolationist Calarni. Their crystalline technology is superior to anything the Empire has ever seen, and might just be the missing link to the original builders of the mandalas. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Amelia – A caveman has caught me. He took me by surprise, and now he’s running through the jungle with me thrown over one shoulder. I’m hanging down his back, fury and fear tearing at me. Because on this prehistoric planet where dinosaurs run unchecked, absolutely everything can kill me. But I’m pretty sure this striped guy is the most dangerous predator of them all. A quick, bloody death is actually not the worst outcome here. I think I can just about reach up under his loincloth with one hand. My nails are jagged and sharp. Let‘s see if I can‘t deflate that huge tent he‘s pitching…Crest‘ax – She‘s the only woman I‘ve ever seen. And she’s incredible, so small and soft and round as she hangs across my shoulder. I grin as I run crashing through the jungle. Pure joy filled me when I realized that I could simply catch her and mate with her. My cave is ready for her. Judging from the intense swelling in my crotch, so am I. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance (romantic elements maybe) but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note. Sounded good. I one clicked. From JULY 19.
FBI agent Ray Volk is assigned to a task force to investigate a tragic accident: the disappearance of interplanetary passenger liner ValuTrip Cardinal, carrying 500 souls between Mars and Earth on a routine run. What looks like a cut-and-dried case of pressure loss is complicated by the arrival of a Martian Captain. A very cute Martian Captain who keeps sticking his nose in Ray’s investigation. Martian exchange student Kelly Rack knows the disappearance is no accident. She survived the ships’ hijacking, but learns the former cruise entertainer leading the pirates has plans for the passengers, and they don’t include sightseeing. Kelly has avoided the murderous pirates, except now an off-duty Earth Commander insists on organizing resistance for the passengers. She forces Kelly to climb through service tunnels on sabotage runs, risking capture and death. Can Ray shake down the right accomplices to capture the good ship ValuTrip Cardinal before its new captain spaces everyone on board? Will Kelly discover the pirates’ hidden plans for their prisoners? The race is on, because One of Our Spaceships is Missing! Amazon KU
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VS: Returning to my Badari Warriors series backlist, next up is HONEYMOON FOR THE ALPHA. I’d always wanted to spend more time with Aydarr and Jill (who were the main couple in book one) and I enjoyed giving them a romantic time together in this novella as well as exploring a question which fascinated me – what if they’d met under other circumstances? Would they still be Fated Mates? This cover is my favorite out of all my 50+ books!
Thrown together as helpless prisoners in the punishing conditions of a Khagrish lab, Jill and Aydarr fell in love. Claiming each other as mates despite only having one night alone in a cell, they formed a deep, loving mate bond. Now, a planetary year later, after escaping the lab and leading the ongoing rebellion against the enemy together, Aydarr longs for more. He wants a chance to show Jill how much she means to him.
He decides to risk everything to take his mate away from it all for a few days. But will the Khagrish, the threats lurking in the planet’s unexplored wilderness and the Badari goddess allow them to complete A Honeymoon for the Alpha?
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As a child I was told that, when a witch dies, it’s not like the death of any other mortal. With our power, death offers a potential moment of freedom where a clever witch might escape, and is therefore guarded most carefully by the elites of the thanatos choir who are assigned to escort the souls of witches to the afterlife. They offer peace and respite in their embrace, but I know it is a trap. Freedom exists in the non-corporeal realms for a witch powerful and daring enough to escape their thanatos. And that witch will be me, Leanna Wyld. Transported to the demonic realms by the aid of my familiar, I find my escape from the bindings of the mortal cycle and relish the new freedom that these new realms offer. Fire king Nox is the best and worst of this world: danger and desire. Powerful and feared, he is determined to capture me within his web of passion but has secrets and agenda of his own. There are new rules to learn, and new dangers that await around every turn in the dark labyrinth of his castle, and untamable desires. I know I cannot trust this demon lord who offers me protection, but I have little choice because this world has taught me a truth that I hadn’t known. A witch may escape but one who dares will be pursued, and now the hunt is on for my soul. Worse, the thanatos themselves are not what they seem. Can I trust Nox enough to evade the thanatos and surrender to what is growing between us, or will the fates finally catch up to me once and for all? Amazon KU
Braxton Hellclaw, Alpha of the Hellclaw wolf pack. Meeting my mate should be the happiest time of my life. That would be true if I didn’t find her after she’s been bitten by a vampire. She has a 50/50 chance of turning into the creature I’ve spent my life hunting. I’ve seen the effects of a vampire bite and the carnage they leave behind firsthand. Now my mate is fighting to keep her humanity. If she turns into a vampire, I’ll have no choice but to kill her. Freya Workman, a woman on a mission. My ordinary, boring life is turned upside down when I’m attacked by a monster with fangs. I’m thrust into the world of vampires and shifters without the how-to survive pamphlet. I’m learning as I go and making up my own rules. The alpha wolf who claims I’m his mate while saying he must kill me is a few cards shy of a full deck. But we have one thing in common. We want the monster who turned me dead. To stay alive, I must prove that I can hold onto my humanity. Dying after I found the one thing I’m good at would really suck. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Bear shifter heiress Tamsin Artio is feeling the pressure. The last stage of breaking the curse placed on the factions rests in her hands. Normally she would step up and take one for the team. Not this time. She can’t fix anything by finding her fated mate, because her mate died over twenty years ago. Malaki Bowen is searching for answers. Living off the grid, he doesn’t have much contact with people, nor does he make it a habit of carrying on conversations. But when he lost his powers, he knew it was time to work on his people skills. Since he left the security of his mountain he’s been tracked by an unknown assassin. He’s spent months on the run while making his way to Sin City where the three bear royals were rumored to live. His mission: outrun the assassin and finally claim his mate to end the curse. Nothing is ever simple. And facing Tamsin for the first time since they were teens will kill him. That is, if Tamsin doesn’t kill him herself after she learns the truth. Amazon KU
She never expected to summon a demon THIS sinfully sexy…Carline swore off witchcraft for good when she arrived at the Swan River Colony. But when her home is attacked, she’s forced to consult her spell book for the help of a paranormal protector to keep her safe. Only the smoking hot demon she summons has more than just protection on his mind. Amazon Kobo
It’s 1930, I’m nineteen years old, and I have high hopes of joining the circus with my best friend, Amelia. But when I find myself alone at the train station with no sign of Amelia, I have no choice but to find my own way to the Cirque du Noir, all the while figuring Amelia must have already arrived. As I reach the circus grounds, I’m summarily greeted by the alluring owner of the circus and ringmaster, Laurent, who tells me he’s been awaiting my arrival. And yet there’s still no sign of Amelia…I soon learn she’s had to rush back home to tend to a family emergency, which means I’m now all alone as I embark on the next chapter of my life. While Laurent welcomes me to his circus wholeheartedly, something about him feels off—though I can’t put my finger on just what. Perhaps the strange feeling is owing to the fact that I feel like I know him—that I’ve known him my whole life, and yet, I’ve never laid eyes on him before. Or maybe it’s the circus itself—the more time I spend here, the stranger things get—like seeing people whose faces I can’t make out…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
A novella narrated by your favorite warlock, Rand! While the undead wage a brutal civil war, I only have one thing on my mind: protecting my true love, Jolie Wilkins, the savvy and spirited witch whose powers have made her the toast—and target—of the new Underworld order. Keeping Jolie safe means guarding against allies and enemies alike. First there’s Sinjin Sinclair, a dangerously seductive vampire who has his fangs set on Jolie, and who I also suspect is harboring a sinister agenda. Then there are the factions of supernatural creatures causing chaos at every turn. But most shocking is me and the fact that my wild desire for Jolie may put her very life at risk. Torn between duty and passion, I must summon all my strength to withstand temptation, even if it costs me the one woman I can’t bear to lose. Amazon KU
Things seem always to go downhill whenever it comes to me and relationships…Even though I’m in a relationship with Roy, he’s been avoiding me lately, claiming he’s just been super busy with work. It’s an excuse I’ve heard many times before. I’m not really sure what’s going on between the two of us, but I’m worried he’s lost interest in me and the relationship. But as much as it pains me, I know I’ll survive. After all, I’ve survived my myriad breakups before, so what’s one more failed relationship in the mountain of ‘Fifi’s failed relationships’? At least I have Hallowed Homes to keep me occupied and our newest set of clients—a family of four Romanian vampires. The vampires have decided to open a year-round haunted house attraction (much to Lorcan’s dismay) in the old Colonial at the top of the hill, overlooking Haven Hollow. But when someone suddenly ends up dead, I’ll find myself stuck in the middle of a murder mystery most foul. Amazon KU
Jayne Thorne, CIA Librarian, is back for another exciting mission. When her mentor goes missing, Jayne is sent to Paris to find him, only to land in the crosshairs of a deadly terrorist organization and their diabolical weapon, a mysterious poison that renders their enemies powerless. Fighting to combat this weakness, Jayne struggles to make peace with her sister, who has been hiding the truth of their family history for years, and overcome difficulties with her shifter boyfriend, who can’t quite sync up with Jayne’s new powers. Even worse, the terrorists demand she locate a necromantic grimoire in France, or they will kill her mentor. As Jayne hunts for the grimoire, she unlocks the secret to summoning the Master of Shadows—a long-dead master magician possessing a dark and destructive magic. With this lethal power unleashed, she must protect her team from the worst magical threats they’ve ever faced…or suffer the deadly consequences. Amazon KU
Mia Thorne is finally blossoming thanks to a career on the upswing, a serious relationship, and growing friendships in the bucolic riverside town of Newberry. She’s thrilled when Patrick connects her with a client, the owner of a local gym called Burn Notice. She’s less than thrilled, however, when a dead body is discovered on the premises. Chief Tuck and Detective Fairfax have a potential PR nightmare on their hands when it turns out the victim is a promising young woman from a nearby boarding school. With the town’s reputation on the line, they call upon Mia’s special skills to help identify the killer before they can strike again. Can Mia carry the weight of the investigation or will she throw in the towel and end up a bag of bones? Amazon KU
VS note: A re-release. Listed in Erotica.
A scarred woman running from her past…Jessa Malone has endured five years of abuse from the one person she thought she could trust. And enough was enough. But when her escape leads to an accident, Jessa found herself in an unfamiliar home with two very large men who aren’t exactly who they claim to be. Two snow leopard shifting brothers have finally found their mate in the same woman…Deacon and Thayer Uncia have lived in isolation for years, trying to control their inner animals. When they found a wounded woman, they knew exactly who she was to them. Their mate. Now the brothers just have to convince her that she belonged with them, and that their inner animals can’t survive without her. But when Jessa’s past came back to haunt her, she needed to find the inner strength to defeat her nightmares, and finally get her happily ever after. Amazon KU
Sebastian – I was a ruthless monster. A right-hand enforcer to the most powerful sociopathic vampire in the world. The only thing that mattered was satiating my bloodthirst for killing. When it came time to take out the Assembly, a group of demented humans who used creatures of the Otherworld for their own sick entertainment, I was ready to litter the ground with their corpses. And I did my job well. But when I woke up in the middle of nowhere and realized I’d been thrust into another dimension, the idea of death was a sweet relief. But then I was found by an unlikely ally. She saved me. This tiny Fae female with pointed ears, tiny fangs, deep red hair, and freckles that made me hungry and thirsty and dying to see every part of her. Ada. My mate. It was an enemies-to-lovers start, where it was her and me against everything else in this dangerous new world. And for the first time in my life I actually… wanted something for myself. I wanted to protect instead of kill. I wanted to love instead of hate. I just didn’t know if I could ever be anything but the villain of my own story. Amazon KU
Young widow Annabel Chalfont, Countess of Fellbridge, has two small sons to raise, a mountain of her late husband’s debts to pay off, and a secret: she’s a shadow-shaper, able to manipulate shadow as anyone else might clay. She and six other high-born ladies with equally extraordinary abilities defend England against supernatural crime—but the world knows them only as the Lady Patronesses of Almack’s, Regency London’s most exclusive social venue. It’s June, which means that the fashionable of London are off to Epsom for the annual race meet. A newcomer is favored to win the Oaks Stakes—a mysterious filly who came from nowhere to win all the other the spring races left and right. It will be up to the Lady Patronesses to discover her identity—while Annabel discovers what her true feelings are for Lord Quinceton. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Reeling after the battle of Black Court, Saraya must come to terms with the decision she has made.
But the Green Reaper is still out there and with all his cunning, will stop at nothing to destroy everything she holds dear. All Saraya has is her mother’s frantic instructions and her own sheer strength of will. She must win Lobrathia back at all costs or the entire human realm will fall. .
But at what cost? Join Saraya and Drake on their epic romantic adventure in the final instalment of The Warrior Midwife Trilogy.
Stella has always struggled with accepting her inner self, which is why she never went through her shifter ceremony and got her tattoo. But now she’s determined the time is right, she can’t get the bewitching tattoo artist out of her head. As one of the resident tattoo artists at Purple Oasis, Carly has done plenty of shifter tattoos before, but something about Stella’s feels different. Can Stella find her inner animal and love all at the same time?
London, 1851 – When Pierrette, a daring acrobat performing at the Great Exhibition, rescues the mathematician Ada Lovelace from a gang of thugs, she becomes immersed in an ancient feud between Assassins and Templars. But Lovelace is gravely ill, and shares her secrets with Pierrette, sending the acrobat in search of a terrible weapon which she’d been developing for a shadowy figure known as “the Magus”. Pierrette’s only ally is Simeon Price, Lovelace’s childhood friend, who belongs to a Brotherhood devoted to free will. With Simeon’s aid, they uncover a startling web of political assassinations destabilizing Europe. As they race to foil the Templars’ deadly plot, murders and bombs are everywhere they look, but hope is nowhere in sight. Amazon AB Kobo
Paxton Graves was every inch a bear–literally. For twelve years, he’d been trapped in this illegal menagerie, a veritable zoo for the rich humans, poked and prodded until he roared and flailed for their amusement. He’d left behind the girl he’d come to care about like his own daughter. When a man claiming to know his Emmie breaks into the menagerie and helps him escape, finding out Emmie is alive and thriving renews his will to live. However, being a literal animal for so many years has its drawbacks. The crew at Caddy’s sends him along to an old friend, Frankie, who works with them to protect paranormals. Recovery, they called it. But Frankie’d always had a soft spot for the big bear, and though Pax would never admit it, the feeling was mutual. Could Pax find enough of his human side left to love the man he’d left behind? Amazon KU
Desperate to save his people from foreign occupation, Prince Renato Aratorre has resorted to kidnapping in an effort to leverage their freedom. But when he ends up not with a princess, but the handsome son of his enemy’s military leader, Ren is determined to discover what secrets the so-called Lord Mathias Grachyov is hiding. And he needs to do it quickly, before the plotting of his family, his court, and his enemies undoes everything he’s trying to achieve. Alone in a foreign country and held hostage by a man by whose hand he is fated to die, Mat faces danger on all sides. Not least of which is Ren himself, for he’s inexplicably drawn to the charismatic prince despite the sinful nature of such desires. The two men were born enemies by virtue of the continent’s politics. But with their forced proximity giving them insights into the other’s culture, can they bridge that divide? Or will centuries of bloodshed keep them on opposite sides? Amazon KU
Katrina Delmar has no idea that Milo, the charming guy she meets at a college party, was supposed to have died at sea 300 years ago. She only knows that she’s drawn to him right away. But she’s also caught the attention of his crewmate, Bellamy, whose mysterious allure is hard to resist. Falling for undead pirates is the least of her worries when there seems to be something sinister lurking beneath the surface. And when the ruthless captain of the ship discovers Katrina may hold the key to breaking the crew’s curse, he’s hellbent on taking it from her at whatever cost. With time running out, Katrina must learn who she can trust and unlock the mysteries of the past before she and those she loves are pulled under by a curse of her own. Amazon KU
Was it an Accident or Murder? Strange things are happening in Heaven Springs. A man who looks to be covered in blood is mumbling incoherently in the Town Square. At the same time a victim is found within the town’s library. Are the two events connected? Jonathan is experiencing headaches…are they connected to the weird goings on around him? Mandy knows her grandmother is keeping secrets. Is it to protect her or is she harboring dark mysteries of her own? As Warrior Angels congregate within the town, will the true evil show it’s face? Amazon KU
Alpha shifter Finlay gave up a successful career in finance. He left the bright lights of the city behind and headed for the mountains where he built a home overlooking a river, which is a must-have for an otter shifter. Finlay spends his days making jewelry, which is a far cry from his former hectic lifestyle. He has no regrets except one: he has no mate. Julian loves hiking, and he’s taken a two-week vacation to walk a trail by himself. The first week is better than expected with clear blue skies, stunning views, and fresh air. But with a cold front comes rain and a drop in temperature, forcing the omega to stay in his tent, and gives him ample time to question his life choices. Finlay is used to solitude and rarely has visitors. When two strangers arrive at his door, he’s wary but welcomes them into his home, while Julian wakes up one rainy morning to find two men inviting him for breakfast in a tent they pitched next to his. Both the alpha and omega find messages after the pair depart, which give them perplexing instructions. An alpha and an omega who both enjoy their own company find themselves living under the same roof. Can they find their way to be more than roommates? AmazonKU
When I woke up, filthy, terrified, and in a cage, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d be dead. But the wolf underground doesn’t waste commodities like that. I was a product, an asset, and I went for big money at auction. My fate was sealed…except fate is tricky and she threw me for a loop. The big, tattooed, terrifying mob doctor they took me to see before releasing me to my owner turned out to be my mate. Too bad he rejected me—hard. At least he smuggled me out of there and freed me from a life of Old Ones know what. It was the least he could do. It took me years to get over the damage caused by his vicious rejection, but I’m stronger now and working with a task force that’s sending me back into the underground to take down the trafficking ring that abducted me. I had no idea he’d still be working for them or what it would do to me to see him again. But I won’t let him stand in the way of my mission. He’s with me or against me—either way, I’m bringing the whole organization down. Amazon KU
Ofelia Archer is working toward a goal, both personally and professionally, and she’s making great strides on both. Her attention is diverted, however, when a steamboat washes ashore next to the riverwalk…and it’s a boat that is more than a hundred years overdue. The Adelaide was supposedly lost on the river back in the day, all souls onboard believed lost, and yet it’s in New Orleans…and it might not be empty. Ofelia and her boyfriend Zach Sully are part of the first team to visit the boat, and almost immediately Ofelia is struck by the reality they’re not alone. Unfortunately for her, she can’t pin down a source for the feeling. When ghosts start haunting her home and dreams, however, the story begins to take shape. The Adelaide was besieged by darkness before the end came. Now that darkness is pointed at New Orleans. It’s up to Ofelia and Sully to put an end to it all…even when the darkness decides Ofelia is the new target. Some bonds last a lifetime. Some last beyond. The bonds from the Adelaide are something more, and not even death can tear them asunder. It can take aim at Ofelia, however, which means she could be joining the dead before it’s all said and done. Amazon KU AB
They say only the strong can afford tranquility. Titos has been fighting since the moment he was born he wants the happiness that everyone promises. He wants the days where he wakes up and there isn’t a new tragedy to fix. He wants it for his territory, friends, and his MATES. Is peace the stuff of dreams? As Titos is forced to take care of the remaining threat, or he and his men will never be free. The last thing Titos needs is a full-on war, the risk of losing one of his keepers is too great. But he may have no say in the matter. Is love enough to secure their happiness? A King to be Loved is the 5th book in Our King Our Master series. This book is not a standalone and will only be understood when read in order. This book is a why choose fantasy romance with poly elements, with lots of group activities, battles, food, and love. Amazon KU
Hi. I’m Nora, and I bring people’s worst nightmares to life. Everyone needs a hobby, right? Gah. Don’t look at me like that. It’s not like I do it on purpose. I’m cursed. Like bonafide needle-pricking, frog-kissing, poison-apple cursed. Except worse because in addition to slowly chipping away at my soul, this thing will eventually kill me too. Let me start over…It all goes back to wishes. The damned things come true around me but in the worst possible way. And I don’t mean that lightly because, well… sometimes people wind up dead. The kicker? Once I grant my quota of ill-fated desires, that’s it for me. Finito. I know because there were others before me. Just our sick family heritage. We screw people over, and then we die. Hell of a way to live, right? I think I might be the last one too. I’ve searched my whole life and found nothing. No answers. No cure. Not one hint of magic in this entire world besides me. Well, that is… until today. Amazon KU
All I wanted was a kiss…Chasing grave robbers on New Year’s Eve isn’t exactly a dream come true. I’d much rather be at a swanky party kissing a certain—ahem—master vampire at the stroke of midnight. Since I’m on probation for violating more than a few grim codes of conduct, however, Death has me shivering with a bunch of corpses, instead. The dead call to me, wanting to be raised for a party of their own. When I see a premonition about a friend’s unexpected demise, I discover it could be my fault—my necromancy abilities are trapping ghosts and causing all sorts of odd events, including giving me hallucinations. It’s no hallucination, however, when my boss plants the Kiss of Death on me. Happy New Year! Can I save myself, my friends, and the trapped ghosts? Or am I in too reap?
Poet Parker thought her past was lost to her…but it’s about to invade her present. Her uncle Sidney is in New Orleans, which just happens to be where Mystic Caravan is setting up shop for the week, but Poet isn’t expecting a happy reunion. Things are tense—to say the least—and that’s before zombies are reported in the French Quarter. New Orleans is one of Poet’s favorite places in the world, and she’s thrilled to be in the city, but when it becomes apparent that a war is brewing between powerful loas, the Big Easy becomes big trouble. Poet has always been interested in her origins, and she’s about to get the answers she’s always sought. It seems one of the warring loas knows what she is and why she can wield such powerful magic…but he’s only willing to share for a price. Poet has always believed that fighting a war of someone else’s making was a mistake. Now she has no choice because if she doesn’t fight, everybody will die. Zombies are taking over the Quarter. Loas are fighting their own. Poet’s heart is vulnerable thanks to the return of the one family member she remembers. Blood will spill. Whoever is left standing will have the ultimate answers. Poet just hopes it will be her. Amazon KU
My body is made of scars, some were done to me, but most I did to myself. Keera is a killer. As the King’s Blade, she is the most talented spy in the kingdom. And the king’s favored assassin. When a mysterious figure moves against the Crown, Keera is called upon to hunt down the so-called Shadow. She tracks her target into the magical lands of the Fae, but Faeland is not what it seems . . . and neither is the Shadow. Keera is shocked by what she learns, and can’t help but wonder who her enemy truly is: the King that destroyed her people or the Shadow that threatens the peace? As she searches for answers, Keera is haunted by a promise she made long ago, one that will test her in every way. To keep her word, Keera must not only save herself, but an entire kingdom.
Everything is different for Black and his mate, Miri, again. Everything. The dragon is gone. The doors are all closed. Charles “Lucky Lucifer,” accused of trying to enslave the human race, of demanding fealty from other seers, of attempting to wipe out every vampire, must finally answer for his crimes. Quentin’s agency is even taking cases again. Normal cases. Human cases. Black’s hodge-podge band of seers, humans, and vampires might finally get what they want: for the races to co-exist peacefully, for everyone to embrace a new, less violent, less reactionary way of existence. Funnily enough, it turns out Black is the optimist. Even among his own people, however, who witnessed how badly things can go wrong between seers and humans on another, now-destroyed world, Black’s idealistic wish for a “live and let live” society generates more than as small amount of resistance. Even to those who want peace, Black’s goals of a transparent, world-wide racial nirvana strikes many as naïve in the extreme. Black’s wife, Miri, also worries things won’t go the way her husband hopes… and that’s before they take a case that tests Black’s new world before it’s even begun. Amazon KU
‘Tis the season for murder. Santa Clause is dead. Belladonna Nightshade finds herself involved in another murder mystery when the man playing Santa for Winterfield is found dead at the holiday house in the town square. This case has a wickedly festive twist. She’ll have to depend on her friends, family, and a touch of magic to solve the mystery and clear a good friend’s name of suspicion before it’s too late. Amazon KU
With revenge at the top of her mind, the Voodoo Queen’s machinations against the Twisted Sisters take a dangerous step in the wrong direction. Marie Leveau has no qualms about putting the sisters’ families and allies at risk. She is determined to make everyone pay for thwarting her plan to give an evil loa free reign on Earth. Aided by her sisters, Drea pushes her newfound psychic powers to the limit with a séance. Together they must claim another victory before they can turn their attention to a growing list of clients. The new daily schedule includes magical practice, potions classes, and fighting for their lives, and the sisters have never been happier. But when powers beyond their understanding threaten to claim one of their own, the sisters must use all they’ve learned and band together to save her. Amazon KU
Seri’s world is defined by very clear rules: The beasts prowl the forest paths and hunt the People. The valiant explore the unknown world, kill the beasts, and gain strength from the armor they make from them. As an assistant to Eshai Unbroken, a young valor commander with a near-mythical reputation, Seri has seen first-hand the struggle to keep the beasts at bay and ensure the safety of the spreading trees where the People make their homes. That was how it always had been, and how it always would be. Until the day Seri encounters Tsana. Tsana is, impossibly, a stranger from the unknown world who can communicate with the beasts – a fact that makes Seri begin to doubt everything she’s ever been taught. As Seri and Tsana grow closer, their worlds begin to collide, with deadly consequences. Somehow, with the world on the brink of war, Seri will have to find a way to make peace.
All villains have a story. This is how mine began…I began as a nobody, a tavern girl in a backwater town, with one saving grace: the ability to use fairy artifacts. That put me squarely between four of the seven High Demon Lords, the most powerful creatures in our world. Belial and Eligos want me in their bed. Oriax would dissect me. And while I don’t know what Shax would do, but I both desire and fear him. Caught in a pretty cage, my survival depends on the demons I now call lord. While matters of the heart become complicated, another plot is afoot that will change the course of our world.
Years from now, someone else will write my story. They’ll call me the butcher, the destroyer, the ravager. But those people, those creatures, they don’t know me. They want you to believe that I’m every bit as evil as they say I am. I’m just a woman who made an impossible choice in the name of love. AmazonKU
VS Note: Put this on my TBR list.
Ava Montgomery never wanted to return home. She fled Reachwood fourteen years ago after the discovery of Adam Albright’s body in the forest shattered her young life. But when a violent divorce sends her running back to her parents’ house with her troubled daughter Marjorie in tow, Ava discovers that not much has changed in the small Oregon town where she grew up. It doesn’t take long for Ava to fall back in with her old crowd, most of whom stayed in town after high school. Each one of her childhood friends found fame and fortune after they graduated, including Victoria Gallagher—Ava’s high school best friend and ex-lover, now unhappily married to a wealthy husband from one of the founding families of Reachwood. Meanwhile, Ava’s daughter becomes intrigued by the forest, fascinated by an urban legend about its secret power—and her curious questions bring Ava’s long-repressed memories of the traumatic events surrounding Adam’s death back to the fore. And then, when the body of a missing child is found in those same woods, that dark past begins to repeat itself. After a knife is left on Ava’s doorstep and a threatening message appears on her front door, she wonders if her friends have something to do with the newest crime. They never told anyone how much they really know about what happened to Adam on the night he died; does one of them want to drive her out of Reachwood to keep that secret? As Marjorie becomes obsessed with the infamous murder, and old friendships and feuds reignite, Ava is drawn back into the forest to confront her own role in its violent history—before her daughter becomes its next prey. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
In the city of flowers, anything is possible, but nothing is real. In Kamali’s hometown, everything is made of her magic. Every home, every plant, and even the sun are part of an illusion her family cast a century prior to protect the city from the royal family. As the last illusionist in town, she’s entrusted with keeping this magic alive—and keeping it a secret. However, her powers are running out and draining her life energy. She only has a couple years left to live, and King Aleksander is looking for her. When his army searches the streets and attacks innocent civilians to find the source of Kamali’s magic, she knows it’s time to fight back. If she wants to protect herself and her people, she must kill the king before her powers run out. But the king has secrets too. Though his family has killed magicians over the years, the young king depends on the town’s remaining magic to survive. When Princess Saira marries into the royal family, she soon realizes Aleksander is only taking advantage of her and her powers are all he needs. But Saira is running a con game: she’s no magician at all—in fact, she’s not even a real princess—and before her true identity is exposed, she must uncover the king’s secrets and decide whose side she’s really on. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The ruins of an ancient Celtic village. A brooding Medieval keep with a malevolent history. What happened here to give this beautiful countryside such an evil reputation? Rural Ireland, Modern Day. Elena Rutherford is an Ancient Celtic culture phenom. Instead of looking forward to a summer in the Irish countryside with her research partner and fiancé, she’s dreading it – their relationship is over. And whether he is real or not, a druid has invaded her dreams – and her bed! Hibernia, Time Unknown. Balinor is a druidic healer in Ancient Ireland whose homeland has been invaded by a legion of Romans. And if the Roman commander dies of the plague they brought, his sadistic second in command will slaughter his people! A fall through time in the Irish countryside leads Elena back in time to her dream lover. But how can she help her true love save his people from the Roman Plague? Amazon KU
An omega’s guide to thriving against all odds. First, if you get kidnapped, then talk like you are the one committing a crime. Bad guys hate that stuff. If said kidnapper makes a bargain with you that you can’t refuse, then make some demands of your own—like snacks, all of the snacks. After all, the heat is right around the corner, and there is no controlling that bloom. Second, if you find yourself right back in the place that caused your worst nightmares, demand weapons, even if you don’t know how to use said weapons, or make a shiv out of an old hairbrush and a chipped piece of porcelain. Third, there will always be alphas wielding their will. Learn to break them down instead of allowing them to break you down. Turn the tables, and who knows, maybe you will overcome your fears and learn to thrive. Fourth, and the most important lesson of all, is to acknowledge the mistake of suppressants. Look, a girl’s got to thrive somehow out in the big bad world, I get it, but when that heat hits, it hits like a slick tsunami with knot a warning. Luckily, I’ve got a pack that’s ready to catch me. Amazon KU
VS Note: Horror. LGBTQ.
Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries. Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories. But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds. Amazon AB Kobo
Life has never been easy for Raven, and she liked it that way. Keeping things interesting was her motto. Once a Dark Guardian Raven is now a VC Warrior who feels caught between two worlds. Her loyalty to both was sometimes an inner battle within herself. Being a woman in a man’s world she’s had to battle harder, be smarter and never play the woman card she had turned in so many years ago. Once again, she finds herself fighting for her place and once again, she walks alone in that fight. Respect wasn’t something given to Raven, it was earned daily, and she was fine with that. It was all she knew. A secret from Raven’s past has turned her world upside down. There were things Raven could forgive, but Charger McNeil’s betrayal wasn’t one of them. He had crushed the guarded heart she freely gave him more times than she could count, and this time was one too many. Knowing what she must do Raven faces her demons alone as she tries to forget Charger ever existed in her world. What she doesn’t realize is that this will be her biggest battle. Amazon KU
My worst nightmare has come true. I’m not the Champion of Calamity. I’m the Conduit. The bad guy. The Villain. My vessels might abandon me, or they might stand by me, because they’re all Dark Mages, are they not? They’re used to playing the bad-guy role. It’s not what I wanted, but maybe there’s hope for us yet. To change this world for the better, maybe I need to get my hands dirty. Maybe… instead of running from the darkness, I need to embrace it. And in doing so, I’ll become the first Malice Queen. Amazon KU
VS Note: I put this one on my TBR.
The woods are stirring again. . . . Lucia and her sisters grew up on the edge of Mockbeggar Woods. They knew it well—its danger, but also its beauty. As a lonely teenager, Kate was drawn to these sisters, who were unlike anyone she’d ever met. But when they brought her into the woods, something dark was awakened, and Kate has never been able to escape the terrible truth of what happened there. Chloe has been planning her dream wedding for months. She has the dress, the flowers, and the perfect venue: Small Angels, a charming old church set alongside dense, green woods in the village that her fiancé, Sam, and his sister, Kate, grew up in. But days before the ceremony, Chloe starts to learn of unsettling stories about Small Angels and Mockbeggar Woods. And worse, she begins to see, smell, and hear things that couldn’t possibly be real. Now, Kate is returning home for the first time in years—for Sam and Chloe’s wedding. But the woods are stirring again, and Kate must reconnect with Lucia, her first love, to protect Chloe, the village, and herself. An unforgettable novel about the memories that hold us back and those that show us the way forward, this is storytelling at its most magical. Enter Small Angels, if you dare. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Sora hasn’t been on Dragon Isle since the day she slept with Wright Harkness. He’d been so sweet and wild and dragony that she hadn’t minded at all when she’d fallen for his sweet words. It wasn’t until weeks later when two little blue lines revealed that Wright left her with more than a night of memories: he had left her with a child. Now, she’s heading back to the island. She knows that this was never supposed to be a permanent thing. A fling. It was supposed to be a fling. What’s Wright going to do when she tells him the truth?
VS Note: This is a re-release.
Completing the job isn’t the hard part. The hard part is finding the way home…Teri collects difficult things. All kinds of things. From many different realms. For a lot of different people. Sometimes dangerous people. Sometimes desperate people. Sometimes they’re both. And sometimes the things they want prove almost impossible to find. She specializes in those things. Teri’s good at her job. And she gets paid well for her work. But once on a job, she’s got one way, and only one way, home. Collect the difficult thing. Then find the doorway back to her realm. If she succeeds, she gets paid. And gets to go home. But if she fails… She’ll never see the ones she loves again.
VS Note: Check trigger warnings on ebook seller page.
Vincent depended on his boyfriend, James, to stand up for him—until a violent hate crime results in James’s murder. Weeks after his funeral, James reappears, perfectly healthy but changed in ways that neither of them can quite understand. Now, Vincent must uncover what truly happened on the night they were attacked. In the face of an apathetic police force and a growing number of missing gay men, Vincent and James work to identify the criminals who attacked them. With James scarred from what happened to him in the weeks between his death and rediscovery, Vincent must learn to stand up for himself and face his real monsters or lose James—and himself. Amazon Kobo
Tasked with stopping a war between powerful Immortals, dragon-warrior Sloan doesn’t have time for distractions. Mistakes cost lives, and his mission requires all of his attention. But when he witnesses a woman being attacked, he breaks every rule to keep her alive, putting himself and the future of Dragonkind in jeopardy. Hiding from the Russian mafia isn’t easy. But when the head of the Bratva targets Theodora Romanov, she runs, determined to protect her daughter. As the stakes rise, she’s thrust back into a dangerous world full of deadly consequences to save her sister. Injured and alone, she’s forced to do the unthinkable—trust a man more dangerous than the hunters on her trail. AmazonKU
They said the academy was safe. Now I’m wondering if it’s my job to keep it that way. Oh, I haven’t introduced myself? I’m Yuri Finn, Prince of Liquiris (and humble sophomore student at Gifted Blood Academy) at your service. All I want is to get through the school year at Gifted Blood unscathed, but when magic mysteriously disappears, we get stuck in our human forms. And if that wasn’t enough, Mavuto, a freshman shifter, has his mind set on making everyone miserable this year. If I lose control of my powers, the spirit will awaken. Then it’s game over. Can’t a prince get a break? Now I’m supposed to band together with the shifters who made my life hell and all the other species who obviously have their own agenda. Yup, I’m probably going to die. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: This has mixed reviews.
Hate is a strong word, but at the Nadouraz Academy it’s deadly. I never wanted to attend Nadouraz Academy. The school for fae is full of spoiled, bratty, powerful royals. I’m none of those things. Most importantly, no one even knows if I’m even fae. The first week of school I find myself in a rivalry with more fae than I can keep track of, but it becomes the least of my worries when I end up cursed. What’s worse is that the curse binds me to three fae I hate and one who just may be a demon from the darkest pits of hell: Soskia, Alik, Fox, and Brynsyn. Now a promise to give the pretentious academy a try, an unbreakable contract, and a wicked curse may seal my death. Amazon KU
After demon elementals kill the good folks Sheriff Cali McCade has sworn to protect, the last place she expects to find herself is the future. Cali McCade is happy being the only female sheriff in the West until evil destroys her town of Oblivion and everyone in it. But when a magical creature sends her forward in time, Cali gets a chance for justice—and to stop history from repeating itself. Now, on the set of Harsh Reality, a television show that challenges average people to survive in historical settings, Cali isn’t just the sheriff of Oblivion—she also plays herself on TV. It isn’t easy to find her path in this new world, but at least she knows what her “character” would do… even if it’s a little strange to be navigating a blooming romance with the woman playing Arlene, her long-lost love. When the elementals show up to destroy Oblivion all over again, can Cali find a way to defeat the demons, keep her cover, and still ride off into the sunset? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Alpha dragon Finn Levine doesn’t want to be tied down. He is happy living life from one adventure to the other. Being an eligible billionaire makes it a little too hard to find love, anyway. Jumping out of a plane is less risky than falling in love. Even if the woman in question is funny, beautiful, and his perfect mate. Travel blogger Willa Prentice has always been a wild spirit. She doesn’t need a permanent address or a man to be happy. All she needs is her trusty duffel bag named Stu. She has the world to explore, and that’s fine with her. Better to free climb a cliff than to let a man in. No matter how good looking he is. All of this changes when Gerri Wilder introduces them at a party. With a little push and a nudge from Gerri, this pair of adventure-loving fated mates set off on a new kind of adventure. If they can survive long enough, they might learn that falling in love is the best adventure of all! Amazon KU
Their flames of passion burn too strong, until an accident gives him amnesia. Can they learn to be better lovers, or will the truth of their rocky start ruin it all? Draco Hill is a confirmed bachelor dragon shifter, who never planned on meeting his fated mate. As a local celebrity, he’s used to overly-adoring fans trying to wiggle their way closer to him. When he finds a sleeping beauty in his dressing room he assumes it’s one of them. But from the first moment he touches Sydney, he knows his life will never be the same. She’s his mate. Sydney Andrews teaches art and music to high schoolers, and never dreamed she’d end up as a groupie to the city’s hottest club DJ. At least, that’s what she’s accused of being when the sexy dragon refuses to believe that she was only in his dressing room by accident. Their attraction simmers from the moment they met, but the road to happily ever after isn’t smooth. When a near-fatal accident threatens everything either of them have ever wanted it’s time to fight with flames. Amazon KU
Cole Demauro is the de facto leader of his coven and he takes that responsibility seriously. But the coven is one member short and finding a witch to fill the spot has proven difficult. It’s not easy to find a person who not only has magic that resonates with the coven, but also fits in. But there’s no doubt the coven needs another witch to bolster everyone’s magic. After all, covens work best with twelve witches. Enter Justin Trews. New to the area and reluctant to join a coven, Justin’s been managing on his own. But it’s no longer enough. When they meet for the first time, Justin’s magic is a mess, and Cole is determined to help. Not only is the beautiful man clearly suffering, but Cole is the type to want to fix it. His attraction to Justin only increases that need. But what neither man expects is how well their magic fits together. Justin is cautious, but Cole is nothing if not patient. He works to coax Justin out of his shell and persistently shows Justin there’s nothing to fear. When Justin agrees to take the risk, everything falls into place. Justin is a perfect fit for the coven. More than that, he’s the perfect fit for Cole. Amazon Kobo
VS Note: From JULY 6
Adysson Townsend spends her nights as a siren and days as a human. She owns an ice cream parlor along the waterfront and challenges a big fishing company over their illegal activities. But she’s almost out of time. On her twenty-fifth birthday, she must decide which form she’ll keep. It’s simple until a handsome officer comes to town and steals her heart. Commander Benjamin Yeates volunteers for the job in Maine. Ever since he spotted a mermaid as a youth, he’s been curious about Mystic Cove. Now a marine biologist, he jumps at the chance to find out if they’re real. He falls hard and fast for Addy before he discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye, depending on the time of day.
Tilly O’ Brian returns to Key West, Florida following a brutal divorce and her ex wants revenge. When Cole Turner follows her home, she isn’t sure if he’s her ex’s newest spy or the dark warlock coming to steal the family talisman. But the powerful chemistry between them won’t be denied. Cole Turner has been hired to get information on Tilly. With one look, he realizes she’s innocent and a witch. Powerful warlocks and demons converge on Key West and Tilly’s life is in danger. They must focus their power to survive. Then there’s the matter of the curse.
After being abducted and held in another world, Lyra finds herself back home. The Dragonborn of Earth have taken her in, catered to her every need, and treat her like royalty… However, their kindness isn’t without cost. Lyra knows that she’s being manipulated, but by who? The Prince who tried to force a bond with her or her own people? Meanwhile, in Abraxas, Kastian’s facing war with Prilla and Coppelia without his mate. He believes Lyra was taken by the Dragonborn of Earth, while others claim she chose to leave. Then Lyra’s people – her possible captors – offer peace and an alliance. Will he refuse and plunge Abraxas into another war or accept and lose his mate forever?
VS Note: Gay vampire romance.
I’m pregnant. Just when I was starting to get used to being alone in my own head, now I’m possessed in a whole new way. And apparently, I’m an omega, which seems to be code for “magical thot who gets harassed by every alpha within a hundred miles.” The worst part is, I don’t even know which one of these bloodthirsty douchebags knocked me up. With my luck, it’s probably Cameron, who sees me and the baby as a threat to his precious goddess, especially now that she’s gone MIA.
Weirdly enough, the news has caused a split within the cult, pitting brother against brother. Even though I thought they’d all be on the same side, now Sam, Cyrus, and (ugh) Alex claim they’ll do whatever it takes to protect me and the baby. Even if it means going up against Ichor and the rest of her cult. Obviously, I don’t trust them. I might be a “dumb blond,” but I don’t need to get sacrificed twice to learn that lesson. If only my traitorous heart would get the memo. Author’s Note: This is the second book in the Godbearer series, which follows the same group of characters and needs to be read in order. Amazon KU
I’m a shell of a human being, a ghost of my former self. My circumstances have nearly broken me but Maddy is there to keep me sane. Together we plot a way out of here, we comfort one another on hard days. My twentieth birthday is coming up and I’ve decided that if I’m going to die anyway, I might as well kill Silas and take that bastard with me. Curse be dammed. My only wish is that I could see Brayden one last time before I go…This is the final book in the 2 part Wolfed series. AmazonKU
Belladonna has always cared more for beasts and creatures than people. How could she not when she sees the cruelties of humanity every day while working? She’s plenty ready to take on the poachers who dare enter Yellowstone, but nothing could prepare her for a portal opening and dropping her into another world. The Grimm Forest is full of dangers but perhaps none are as threatening as the man who finds her. Gruff in demeanor and prone to fury more than any other emotion, Captain Bluebeard is a beast of a man. With a curse upon him and too many worlds trying to merge together, Bell doesn’t know how to handle it all. Her growing attraction is a nuisance, for sure, but the hidden room in Bluebeard’s castle might destroy everything. Villains are breaking free and fighting for power. Snow White and her seven demons are leaving destruction in their wake. Bell knows the captain can help the worlds if he’d just try, but the curse weighs heavy on the bitter man. Falling for Bluebeard would doom her but refusing to see his light might doom the universe. After all, some things run too deep to be forgotten. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Saving a lost soul doesn’t absolve a demon of his sins. Arden’s hands are stained red and one day his past will finally catch up and devour him. Until then he will keep trying to do some type of good in the world even if it will never right his wrongs. Run his bar, take in lost souls, and stay focused on a semi-peaceful existence. That’s all he needs to do. But life is never that simple. When Arden’s past comes back to haunt him he’s forced to acknowledge that those closest to him, the hosts that are strictly off limits, are in danger. He’s not supposed to have them, but he’ll be damned if he lets anyone else take them away. What happens when Arden becomes the devil he’s left behind to keep his men? Dragon Boss is an MMMMMM romance featuring a dragon with a dark past, a nephilim with a secret, a cat familiar who keeps climbing into Arden’s bed, a witch who desires a home, a bear who needs to find his strength and a vampire that keeps them all together. Dragon Boss has no cliff-hanger and ends on a well-deserved and hard fought HEA. Amazon KU
After killing a demon and saving the modern world, paranormal cleanser Vivien Kelly only has three days till Christmas. She scrambles to buy gifts, grocery shop for holiday feasts, and get a Christmas tree. She’s on track when suddenly, her young friend Josh calls the wrath of Krampus, the Christmas demon. Can Vivien buy gifts, cook Christmas dinner, decorate the tree, and also save Josh before Krampus drags him to an eternal hell? Vivien must call upon the most frightening goddess of all for help—Hel, goddess of the underworld. Amazon Kobo
The Hart werewolf pack is left reeling after tragedy strikes right in their backyard. As Sam sits vigil at the side of his injured sister, Rosie, he questions his role in the pack. He already feels he let his father down, now he has the weight of the pack on his shoulders. When the Hart pack struggles under the poor leadership of Amos Hart, Sam must rise above his guilt to try to be the leader his family needs. Becca Miller has always had a crush on her best friend Rosie’s older brother, Sam Hart. After a horrible accident leaves Rosie in a coma, Becca finds comfort with Sam. As they share their grief, sparks fly. But Sam is holding back. Is it because Becca is Rosie’s friend, or is something else going on? As she gets closer to Sam, she finds there is more to Sam and Rosie’s family than Becca ever realized, and it could put her life in danger. Separated and lost…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
A MONSTER TO EVERYONE BUT HER …Hans lives only for vengeance. No more Pack. No friends. Only the dark void inside him tormenting him about his past. Yet when he meets a dark-haired beauty, desire tears through him and changes everything. But werewolves never take mates, and to claim her would doom him and ensure the rising evil wins. AN ORDINARY HUMAN TO EVERYONE BUT HIM …One moment Briony’s eating in the tavern, and the next a necromancer has her tied up in a cave as bait for a werewolf. Stuck in the middle of a centuries old battle, she needs to escape. Now. Except when the werewolf arrives and she gets her chance, she doesn’t run. No—she helps him and decides to join him to face a formidable enemy who will do anything to kill her. And with each day that passes, every gentle touch, every silky purr, the werewolf claws his way further into her heart. BOUND TOGETHER AGAINST AN ANCIENT EVIL …They have one month to work together to take down a sorceress. One month to decide to remain together forever. Everyone in Briony’s life has left her, and she doesn’t believe in love anymore. Secrets in Hans’s past prevent him from making Briony his. They may save the world, but will they save each other? Publishers Note: The hero of the story is a walk-on-two-legs mythological kind of werewolf. He is not a human man who shifts into a wolf. The book cover accurately depicts what the hero looks like. He is in this form the entire book. If you like a little monster in your man—this book is perfect for you. If you enjoy sweeping fantasy with a happy ever after—this book is for you. Possible triggers are detailed on the author’s website. AmazonKU
Emery always dreamed of finding his alpha and raising a family. He finds two. Alpha bear Monroe longs to settle down. Only one problem: the person he desires is not just an alpha, but his best friend who he works with. Risking everything to let Doran know how he feels can’t end well, so why bother? At least he gets to see Doran daily. That’s something. Alpha bear Doran struggles to be strong enough to reveal that he loves his best friend. It would be a lot easier if they weren’t both Betas for their den. And even easier than that if one of them was an omega. But that wasn’t how things turned out. One day he’ll summon the courage to let Monroe know. Until then, Doran’s grateful for every minute he gets to spend with his true love. Omega snow leopard shifter Emery is traveling the country aimlessly, trying to settle his beast. Every time Emery considers stopping to grow some roots, his animal pushes him to keep going. Thankfully, as the owner of his graphic design company, he isn’t tied to a cubicle. He can work from anywhere. If only his other half would allow him to pick a place already. When Emery stops at Bruin Ridge to rent their visitor cabins, his snow leopard settles for the very first time. When he meets Monroe, Emery thinks he knows why… but then he meets Doran, and nothing makes sense. Or is it everything that does? Amazon KU
It all started with a new job…Omega bear shifter Finley never quite fit in. Growing up in foster care, he spent his young life bouncing from house to house, never finding a home. If it weren’t for a lucky placement, he’d never have learned to control his bear. But with each passing year, his beast became more and more unruly. He wants a den, a place to fit in, something Finley hasn’t been able to find for them. When Finley’s offered a job at Hansen and Wolfe Enterprises, a wolf-pack-owned company, he can’t pack his car up fast enough. They’d never be his pack, but maybe they would help calm his beast, who longs for nothing more than finding a den. It all started with a favor…Alpha wolf shifter Miller came to town for a convention, nothing more. But when his old boss asks him to cover a shift as bouncer at Animals, he instantly agrees. She’d always been nothing but kind to him, and what was one night’s work for a friend? Little does he know that that one night will change everything. AmazonKU
Help—my new neighbor is dangerously hot and I think he might bite…My publisher thinks that the small, quiet town of Lily Valley is the perfect place to cure my writer’s block. But even she couldn’t have known about the real-life alpha hero living right across the hall. Miles is like a character straight from the pages of one of my romance novels. Tall, dark, and mysterious, the private investigator is built to perfection. He’s gruff and obviously the strong, silent type, and I know an innocent virgin like me is way out of his league. It doesn’t stop me from trying to seduce him, though. At first, he seems reluctant to get to know me, but when circumstances throw us together, I learn that he has a protective streak. And for reasons I don’t yet understand, he thinks I’m in danger. I’m beginning to wonder if Miles could be my chance for a real-life happily ever after. Unless he turns out to be someone I don’t expect. Amazon KU
I’m broken. A fractured omega with no value. A shell of my former self, but I found the strength to escape. Now, I’ve started over. New life. New identity. Then they appear. Four white knights who promise to protect me and love me despite my scars. A sweet beta and three fierce alphas. They make me feel safe. Cared for. When the past comes calling, will they still be by my side? AmazonKU
Greer – My coven relies on me to be strategic… but it’s becoming harder each day. Our list of enemies is growing, and we’re inching closer to war with the witches who want to destroy us. They believe our kind isn’t supposed to mate other immortals. As a hybrid coven, we work twice as hard to survive. But things can always get worse. While we prepare to go on the offensive against the leaders of witchkind, I discover our most trusted ally, Alpha Aleksandr, is my fated mate. Our union would solidify the bond between his pack and my coven. I should be thrilled… and I was. Until he told me he mated someone else. Aleksandr – My pack is my father’s legacy, and I honor him every day. But Greer makes me question everything, including what kind of male I want to be. She’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen… but she’ll never be mine. There’s far more at work than she knows. I would sacrifice our happiness for her safety, even if she hates me in the end. Because I was made to love the brilliant witch, and there’s a fine line between love and pain. Amazon KU
Sweet Zack doesn’t mean to be trouble to anyone when he shows up at Alexi Petrov’s door. He’s holding his life together by a thread after being fired from his prestigious gallery job got not sleeping with his boss. When he asks Aleks to contribute to the youth art charity he’s working with, Zack has no idea his life is about to change for good. Glassblower triplet Aleks almost misses how special Zack is, because he’s so focused on his art, But when his brother’s mate pushes him to really see the sweet young man, Aleks knows Zack needs his help. And Zack is his mate. The two of them have to push past Zack’s fear, and fight off the danger that comes from Aleks claiming Zack, to find their way. Can they claim their life together, or will it shatter like glass? Amazon KU
Tensions and unrest rose in Kalista like never before. The supernaturals and the Supernatural Council must band together to fight both the humans and the dragons. Our long-term goal is simple: peace between the supernaturals, though we wouldn’t mind the humans being completely wiped out in the process. The humans were quiet after the battle on the campus, but the dragons have started to show their true colors. They planned to kill those who didn’t stand with them and support a dragon-only utopia in Kalista. We must face all of our enemies head on to tip the balance of this war in our favor. To fight alongside my mates and the other supernaturals, I needed to pull on the strength my mates were determined I possessed before it was too late. AmazonKU
Mortals call us monsters. But we’re far worse than that. For centuries, we’ve ruled over this world. But one night, three human sisters broke our rules. So we punished them, forced them into our dark, dangerous, and decadent realm. In the land of Faerie, we made these rebellious women play three deadly games. We didn’t expect them to defy us. We didn’t expect them to win, much less to consume us with a forbidden desire, to seduce our black, sinful hearts. Now they’re our fated mates, our equals, our everything. With the slightest touch, these women stoke a passionate fire that burns eternally. Indeed, we’ve become even more vicious than before. Because now we have something to protect. Something more valuable than power, magic, and dominance. A fatal battle looms between humans and Fae. And we’ll do whatever it takes to keep our mates safe. Even if it means tearing apart our world—and risking our immortal souls. Amazon KU
Don’t touch my stuff. Not my mates, not my city, and not my last nerve- I’ll hurt you. Rescuing my mates needed to be done. Raining my fury on the one who took them… Well, that was for pleasure.
The one who dared take them? He’s sleeping with the fishes now. I’m trying to be a better siren, which isn’t easy since I am constantly struggling against the rising tide of desire that makes accomplishing any task really hard. Heh, really, really hard. I’m getting off track here. The Lure has spread much further than I thought, and I need to take this fight to the source… Which I suspect is in the realm of the Ancients. The main problem is that my mates are being ultra-clingy, which is good and bad news at the same time. How can I keep them all safe? Zeno is literally like a fish out of water while on two legs. What about Kye, Storm and Eason? Oh, they are busy trying to keep the military away from me, while also dealing with some unexpected side effects from our bonding. Lokene seems to thrive on chaos and claims he wouldn’t miss this for the worlds. Yes, I said worlds.Road trip, er, realm trip anyone? As if that wasn’t enough, I’m learning new things about myself by the hour. Like how to control my shiny new emotions. Sad? Downpour. Angry? Hurricane. Happy? Blinding Sunshine. Hungry? Never mind. The world is going to get suspicious if I can’t stop these crazy mood swings. How hard could it be to stop a war between the Ancients, and stop the spread of the Lure on earth once and for all? It shouldn’t be too hard…Off the bad guys. Keep my mates safe. Track down the source of the Lure. Stop a war. Save the day. Who knew being a semi-good guy- I mean, Siren- was so exhausting? I’m going to need some blood and a nap. Amazon KU
Anders McCord cannot believe what he heard. He was in a back room looking up a file when he overheard the owner of the corporation he works for planning corporate sabotage. The Billionaire Tycoon Ellery Melon is not a man who takes no for an answer. He will destroy the lives of anyone who gets in his way. The plan Anders hears makes his blood run cold, and he knows there is only one thing he can do, warn the Hadden Corporation before it’s too late. Arriving in Pittsburgh, Anders finds himself in the middle of the deadliest corporate game, and soon he is wrapped in the arms of the most handsome man he has ever seen, all while bullets ricochet around them. There is a real future Anders here in Pittsburgh if he can survive long enough. Hostile takeovers never go smoothly. Finn Samuels is ready to find his beloved. He’s watched his close friends and colleagues all find their happily-ever-afters, and he’s ready to find his own. When he finds Anders McCord alone on a marble bench with the gravest of danger surrounding him, he acts on instinct, ready to sacrifice all for his beloved. That move leads to questions, and he finds himself having to explain a whole new world to Anders while also trying to keep him alive. One of the most powerful billionaires wants him dead, and Finn will move heaven and earth to keep him safe. Corporate games aren’t bloodless. Amazon
Someone wanted Caiti dead. Her body had been so riddled with poison that when the fairies removed it, it would take the help of CJ and Ramon to save her. Ramon was instructed to convert her to vampire, or she would die. Unsure how his new mate would react when she recovered, Ramon enlisted the help of the kiss to protect her. Both their survival depended on it. Amazon Kobo
Life is wonderful until the morning I catch a merman in my net. One look at his perfect, pretty boy face, and I recognize him—Leander, Crown Prince of the Atlantic. Not only does he recognize me, too, but he wants to take me back to the ocean with him. A curse has fallen over our people, and I can break it. But helping the merfolk who abandoned me? Yeah, that’s a hard no. Time to toss my stupidly handsome catch back to the ocean! Except the merfolk don’t take no for an answer, and they deliver me back to their prince in a cage. New plan: break the curse and get the heck back home. But when two more princes show up wanting me for themselves, I find myself stuck in a spell cast by not one, but three mermen. Infuriating Leander. Playful Kai. Stoic Barren. They’re charming, attentive, and hot enough to set the ocean on fire. Imagine my surprise when I realize I’m not meant to choose between them—they’re all my mates. But will these rival princes be willing to share? AmazonKU
My fated mate leads our rival pack. Can our forbidden love flourish, or will a terrible secret rip us apart? Omega wolf Larkin Bolder was raised by his much-older brothers after a tragedy rocked the family. Back home from college, he’s all grown up, but they still treat him like a pup. Then Larkin meets his fated mate, Tracer Ramirez. He’s handsome, older, tough, doting and…the lead alpha of the rival pack, with whom the Bolder pack has a barely-stabilized feud. Larkin isn’t afraid of love. He’s ready to walk in, eyes and heart open. The problem is, Tracer’s keeping something from him. Something related to the feud. When the secret’s revealed, will it tear them apart? Tracer Ramirez is lead alpha of his territory, and he keeps his bachelor pack well in line. Now in his late thirties, he never thought he’d find love, get mated, or have babies. When it turns out that Larkin Bolder, the sweet, brave, much-younger brother of the rival Bolder pack is his fated mate, Tracer does his best to stay away. He can’t resist an omega like Larkin for long, though, and the two begin a sweet love affair, but in the back of Tracer’s mind looms the secret that just might doom them, and turn the lives of their packs and everyone on their territory’s lives upside-down. Will Larkin and Tracer’s bond start an all-out war? What happens when Larkin finds out the secret everyone’s been keeping from him? How will Larkin and Tracer find a way to stay together? Amazon KU
VS Note: Cliffhanger
Stolen and adrift, I’m held prisoner by Captain Hook. Peter warned me about how ruthless and terrible the monstrous pirate could be, but there was so much more he left out. Hook isn’t just the vicious captain of legend, he’s a man who confuses me and terrifies me all at once. But that’s not the worst part. By far the worst is when he makes me feel things I shouldn’t. When he gives me looks that make me want to combust. When he touches me. When he holds me close. James Hook is a villain, a killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I’ve seen it first hand. So why do I seek him out instead of running away? And what will happen when Peter finds me with his greatest enemy? Amazon KU
Two years ago, I lived a hellish life where happily ever afters happened to everyone else, never me. Until he came. He was an alpha wolf shifter, rich, the most handsome man I’d ever seen in my life…and a monster a million times worse than the past I left behind. Years of abuse finally break me, but when I least expect it, I’m impossibly free when I should be dead. Keep running, Saige, I tell myself. Maybe then you’ll find a safe place to hide. I never expect to run into three men with dark secrets, shadowed eyes, and damaged souls. With them I can almost believe they will protect me from a past that continues to hunt me. With them, maybe I’ll be safe. Amazon KU
Protect your people. The endless rotstorm rages over the ruins of the Ferron Empire. Floré would never let the slavers of the Empire rise again. As a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, she wrought horrors in the rotstorm to protect her people. She did her duty and left the bloodshed behind. Fight for your family. Floré’s peace is shattered when blazing orbs of light cut through the night sky and descend on her village. Her daughter is abducted and Floré is forced into a chase across a land of twisted monsters and ancient gods. She must pursue the mysterious orbs, whose presence could herald the return of the Empire she spent her entire life fighting. Destroy your enemies. Now, Floré must take up the role she had sworn to put aside and become the weapon the Stormguard trained her to be, to save not only her daughter, but her people. AmazonKU AB
A fae who betrayed his prince for a doomed passion. Syren sacrificed the man he loved to spare humanity from the wrath of the fae. For three hundred years, he’s been stuck on the mortal plane, floating alone in his pool while his powers slipped away. The last fae in the realm, his only companion is a mysterious bird until Audric, King of Aranthe, comes to claim his sword—the instrument that caused the rift between Faerie and the human realm. A bastard who should never have inherited the throne. After centuries of peace, Faerie destroys the royal family of Aranthe in a single brutal strike, leaving only one behind—Audric, the king’s bastard son, who’s always been more warrior than noble. As the magic holding the fae out of Aranthe cracks, Audric strikes out on a quest to retrieve a weapon that can save humanity from the fae. A desperate fight to thwart the bloodthirsty fae prince who wants to break them both. Forced together by the magic of the sword Audric needs but Syren cannot surrender, their bond is the only thing that can stop Faerie from breaking through into Aranthe and razing the kingdom to the ground. Amazon KU
Two years of being an outcast in my pack, and I’m more than ready to escape. Starting college is the ultimate chance to recreate myself, and I’m going all in. Hookup culture, parties, and maybe I can fit some studying in there too. No one needs to know that when I shift, even other wolves are scared of me. Finding out I have three fated mates was not part of the plan. With secrets of their own, nothing is certain, and when a tragic accident forces unspoken truths to light, it’s all or nothing. AmazonKU
A boat accident shattered our beach town and left many of us torn by grief. It’s been a year but the wounds in my heart have barely healed. Honestly, with how my life is going, maybe they never will. Goldilocks-ing my way into the home of three alphas is sure to add to my problems. Everyone knows omegas like me— vulnerable and relentlessly sought after — aren’t safe around stranger alphas so my decision to crash at their penthouse is… unwise, to say the least. But stumbling into Kai, Jax and Lucas’s lives may be the only way to stop bleeding. Not just for me, but for them, too. AmazonKU
Some secrets are best left buried. Jackson Pryde and Xander Wright are happier than ever. The guild of artificers grows stronger thanks to the Black Market’s masters. The second AI is awakening, closer to divulging its forgotten secrets. And most shocking of all, Jackson has finally invented something worth selling. But war is brewing in the arcane underground. Madame Catherine Grayhaven does not forgive easily. The grand dame of the elite academy has rallied her students for a vengeful attack on the Verdance, the realm of the fae. Jackson and Xander join the fight with their own motives: find King Oberon and hold him accountable for his crimes. But what awaits beyond the portal may shatter everything they believe in. Amazon KU
Fraud lawyer Jax Ives and ghostbuster Evie Malcolm Carstairs want to take their relationship to the next level, but their increasingly hectic lives intervene. Evie’s Sensible Solutions Agency first big job is to determine if a recently deceased FBI agent financed her retirement with computer crime. Evie’s eccentric hacker team talk tech, but only Evie can hear the haunting tale the agent’s ghost has to tell. Soon she and her team are investigating potentially murderous octogenarians—despite Jax’s warnings. But when Jax’s brilliant, OCD, and deeply introverted sister shocks him by helping his anarchic best friend uncover the dangerous mastermind behind a phone-scam targeting senior citizens, Jax has to add his legal expertise to avert disaster. With ghosts and senior citizens demanding justice, antediluvian conmen on the loose, and Evie, Jax, and cohorts stirring the pot—the apocalypse might be safer than the impending granny revolution! Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Espie Ruiz, sister to Angel Fire’s bear clan alpha, is getting impatient. After watching her brother and clan bad boy Ivo Ames each find their fated mates, she’s left wondering if she’ll ever know such love and devotion. While she desperately wants someone to call her own, she fears what will become of her independence if she should settle down. After all, she’s spent her cozy life as a wild child, a leader, and a thinker. Will all that go away once her fated mate waltzes into her life? Can she even accept the possibility of it? Enter Luther Nolan, a miner who recently arrived in Angel Fire to help with the hotly contested mining excavation in the bear clan’s mountain range. Rugged, charming, handsome – he’s any girl’s dream; only he isn’t destined for just any girl. He’s destined for hot-headed and fiercely loyal Espie. How do they know? The two scent each other within seconds of their first meeting. Unfortunately, it’s a Romeo and Juliet affair from the beginning. A clanless bear shifter who mines, together with the sister of Angel Fire’s bear alpha? It was never meant to be, but that doesn’t stop the pair from defying the odds and trying to make it work. The trouble is that Luther hasn’t told his fated mate the whole story. He’s keeping a precious secret from her that could just turn their tenuous love connection into a fated pairing from hell. Amazon KU
What if, to do magic, all you needed was a drop of ink? To protect one’s self…To save a friend…To rescue loved ones…To chart an unexpected path through life…Student, mage, or witch, the characters in these stories all use ink in their magic, and they all have the same goal in mind: to draw a tomorrow that is better than today.
VS note: From JULY 20.
Hello, there! I’m Octavius Evander. And this is the beginning of my story—well…sort of. It’s not the very beginning. As a vampire, that story would be way too long to write down—think, before the Romans. Rather, this story is about how I met the love of my unlife. Okay, it will be mostly about the cool and fancy detective agency I opened and solving mysteries, but also a little about love too. So, what does one need to open a detective agency, you may ask? Well, for one, a detective. As it was my idea, and I paid for everything, I, of course, filled that role. Next, I needed a secretary. My beautiful and marginally dangerous best friend Scarlett filled that role. Now, I will admit, at that time, I had not thought further than that, and simply skipped to getting my detective license, an office, and some other necessities. My mind might have been too full of the fun adventures I was about to have. My hope was that those in and out of the paranormal communities would keep me entertained for a very long time. I quickly realized I still needed a driver, a tech person, and a witch that was good with ghosts. This is the story of how I found those people. And who would have thought the first to walk through the door would be human, with no knowledge of the paranormal—my precious Turney. AmazonKU
Destina Rosethorn—as her name implies—believes herself to be a favored child of destiny. But when her father dies in the War of the Lance, she watches her carefully constructed world come crashing down. She loses not only her beloved father but also the legacy he has left her: the family lands and castle. To save her father, she hatches a bold plan—to go back in time and prevent his death. First, she has to secure the Device of Time Journeying, last known to be in the possession of the spirited kender Tasslehoff Burrfoot. But to change time, she’ll need another magical artifact—the most powerful and dangerous artifact ever created. Destina’s quest takes her from the dwarven kingdom of Thorbardin to the town of Solace and beyond, setting in motion a chain of disastrous events that threaten to divert the course of the River of Time, alter the past, and forever change the future.
Princess Amarande is finally on the verge of having everything she wants. To be with her true love Luca, no one nor law standing in the way. To rule Ardenia as queen outright, no marriage necessary, as Luca does the same with the reformed Torrence. To rebuild the continent of The Sand and Sky into a place not defined by archaic, patriarchal laws, but by the will of its people. However, threats await in the shadows of Amarande’s hoped-for happily ever after. One expected and deadly to both her love and every one of her objectives. The other, unexpected, and arising with a vicious aim: revenge at any cost. Against the princess who killed him, the boy whose love made her do it, and the continent cruel enough to deserve his rage.
Rys – Ten years ago Gabriel Mason betrayed me in the worst way. He made me question my instincts because I’d trusted him with a bone-deep certainty, and for that I will never forgive him.
Seeing him again after all this time sparks memories I thought I’d buried so far down they’d never surface. He’s as beautiful as I remember, but I’m older and wiser now, and I refuse to make the same mistakes again. Gabriel – Rys Calder, wolf shifter and the biggest regret of my life. I loved him, and yet I didn’t share with him the one thing that eventually became our undoing. I broke his trust and I’ve carried that guilt for years. I knew seeing him again would hurt, but no matter how many times I’d imagined it, being on the receiving end of his cold stares and indifference hurt more than I’d anticipated. Thrown together again with a killer on the loose, will the past continue to haunt them, or can they move past it and claim the future that fate always had in store for them? Amazon KU
When the vicious fae king catches Tessa stealing his powerful gemstones, he demands a cruel punishment. She must leave her family and friends behind and become his future human bride. Tessa has never stepped foot inside the glittering fae city until now—no mortal is allowed. There, things are far more monstrous than she ever dreamed. King Oberon humiliates her, terrorizes her, and threatens those she loves. But when she escapes, someone far worse finds her. The lethal Mist King, the enemy fae who trapped her people beneath the reign of King Oberon in the first place. The one who destroyed human cities and watched them burn. He takes her captive and then offers her a deal. Become the first mortal to kill a fae king, and he will free her people. But the mists beyond the kingdom walls are dangerous, ruthless, and mesmerizing…and so is he. As Tessa fights her growing desire, she must make a choice. Her dagger can kill only one fae. Which king will it be? AmazonKU
Sorcha Kelly lives her life on the edges of society, allowing her whims to take her where they will, feasting on new experiences as though she is at a sumptuous buffet. But one electrifying night with an intoxicating stranger leaves Sorcha with more than she bargained for – the power to make fire at will and an insatiable desire to find the man who upended her carefree life. Torin has never planned to take a wife. As part of the Royal Court of the Fae, he’s neatly escaped the confines of marriage by refusing to allow any woman to get too close. And then there was Sorcha. Fiercely beautiful, mercurial and passionate, Torin shocked himself by claiming her as his own the first night they met.
Now, the Fire Fae have staged a revolt, wreaking havoc across Ireland and throwing the natural world out of balance. Torin must choose – find his fated mate – or save Ireland from impending doom? AmazonKU
Trillin isn’t technically a person. She’s a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin suddenly has a new reason to figure out individuality–one shape-shifting tentacle at a time. Sian is sure important magical discoveries are just around the corner, if she can just get her portals to work reliably. Reaching the dimension of the Endless without being eaten on sight is a dream come true, and Sian is determined to explore every bit of it. For science, of course, not for the strangely adorable life-form who keeps popping up and trying to… flirt? But Trillin’s world can be a dangerous place, and keeping Sian safe might risk drawing the attention of the Endless itself–which will swallow Trillin up along with all her dreams of humanity. Together, can this unlikely duo escape the Endless, figure out the optimum number of appendages, and maybe even find love? Amazon KU
Becoming a vampire nearly killed Satin. After decades in hiding to reach fighting strength, she swore never to be weak again. Instead, she flings herself into the joys of life. Like “combat practice” with Marco, the owner of the wildest club outside of Chicago. Getting a workout with the sizzling Were is the ultimate no-strings-attached pleasure. Until a chaos-strewing demon leaves Satin with an impossible, infuriating diagnosis: Vampires don’t get pregnant. Marco prides himself on being the perfect Were—strong, savage, and barely housetrained. But with Satin gone on her mysterious quest, he’s compelled to follow. This raven-haired warrior might be his mate for all eternity. But a dark presence hovers around her. If Marco and Satin can’t solve its riddle in time, there won’t be any future to worry about.
Chained in the dark, Trevor Descansos endures pain and terror as vampires slowly drain the life from him. He finds mercy in Sentinel Siobhán, a beautiful avenging angel with lethal wings. She draws Trevor from the depths of hell, wrapping him in the softness of the same feathers that she wielded like blades to cut down his tormentors. Ageless and eternal, Siobhán has seen too much to be surprised by anything, but the mortal she finds in the pit of a vampire den shakes her to the core. Broken and near death, his ravaged masculine beauty stirs the heart she hadn’t realized she possessed. Though she’s tasked with eradicating the vampire disease sweeping across her world, she nurses Trevor back to health, healing him even as he awakens a forbidden longing. But the true test has yet to come. Siobhán faces an even darker fate than Trevor’s, as she falls from grace into mortal love.
VS Note: From JUNE 24. Saw this mentioned on the Queer SCiFi twitter feed.
Misty Blake is a first-generation college student from rural Alabama…and this is her diary. Upon arrival at the University of Montevallo, she’s greeted by the quaint, small-town charm, including the historic, pastel colored Jeffcoat house situated at the edge of town. But the picturesque setting soon becomes the landscape for something darker as Misty spirals into emotional and psychological turmoil. On her own for the first time, Misty must navigate school and new relationships, including her burgeoning queer identity, in a place where a beautiful veneer can be hiding something gruesome. A dead pig in an overgrown garden. A missing person. Is it all in her head or could something supernatural be afoot? This thrilling Southern Gothic from the author of the Hard Way Home series is told through the diary entries of a sarcastic and witty narrator, creating a page-turner full of dark humor, early 2000s nostalgia, and lush depictions of a natural world that doesn’t always seem to follow the laws of nature. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The dragons only let me out to hunt. But this time, I’m hunting angels. My need for vengeance drove me into danger. I sought redemption for my past, determined to put an end to the conflict between the angels and dragons. Instead, I ignited a spark. Now, the angels are summoning their strongest warriors, and the dragons are preparing for war. A wildfire burns around me that could destroy the fragile seed of hope that Callan Steele planted in my heart. Even the flame he kindles within me can’t light the path I must walk. All the while, my most dangerous enemy is hiding in the shadows. A dragon of such power that he threatens to destroy my life and the life of the man I love. Unless I join him. Some angels fall, but I won’t shatter and break. Amazon KU
What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, and hungrier, and a whole lot weirder. The ring on my finger was supposed to be a promise to spend our lives together. But my fiancé decided that wasn’t what he wanted. So he buried me alive. To my fiancé’s dismay, I’m not dead, or at least mostly not. I’m starting over. I’ll do things differently this time. I’m forty-three and finally ready to live my life for myself, shedding the shackles of what I’m “supposed” to do. Except something unexpected is happening to me—something strange. Danger is coming, but I’ll be ready. I’m done allowing someone else to dictate what I do with my life. It’s never too late to take control. Amazon KU
Lance thought he’d found the man he would spend his life with, only to get burned in the end. In order to protect his heart and his son Brady, he decided to swear off men for good, and focus on being the best dad he could be. But just when he least expects it, temptation comes strolling in with a pair of intense golden eyes that capture Lance’s attention and crumbles his resolve. A man named Hunter won’t give up when it comes to winning Lance’s heart, and the way Hunter accepts Brady may just have Lance ready to give into temptation after all. Amazon KU
Being a ghost sucked. That was Sabrina’s hot take from the past year. Zero out of five stars; do not recommend. She’d drafted the entire negative review in her head, she just didn’t have anywhere to post it. After her shithead cousin murdered her for power, she’d lost her body and turned into a ghost. Unseen. Unheard. Until he arrived. Kieran Aspen was everything her ideal fantasy man was and more. Dangerous. Feral. Damaged. Well, maybe not that last one. And best of all…he could see her. Hear her. But his arrival has signaled the destruction of her family. Their lives and future are at risk now they’ve been discovered, leaving Sabrina sure of only one thing: Kieran will either be her savior, or her doom. Only time will tell her which one. Amazon KU
IRIS – She knows she’s in danger. But she doesn’t know why!Why would anyone try to kill her? She need to think. But it’s hard to pay attention to anything when Jeff is with her. He’s sexy. He’s smart. He’s strong. He’s so many wonderful things! Can he save her life again? Can he also give her a new reason to live? JEFF – He was glad to save the beautiful woman. He can’t help but fall for her. But there’s a problem. Somebody wants this beautiful, brilliant girl dead. She doesn’t know who it is. He doesn’t know ho to protect her without figuring out who’s after her. And he has no idea how to tell her he’s more than just a man. Jeff didn’t mean to find himself connected to the beautiful woman he saved from the fire but he can’t help himself. Things won’t be easy, though. Someone wants this fiery girl dead, and unless Jeff can figure out who and why, the love he never thought he’d find will be taken from him. Amazon KU
Think you know all there is to know about angels? Well, you’re wrong. So, so wrong…Lane Hunter was always different. But since she was raised by vampires and taught to hunt demons for Section 8 alongside magical misfits who are just as weird as she is, it was never really a problem. Until the angel showed up. Lucien was on a hunting mission when he found his prey—her. See, she’s a Nephilim, a heavenly abomination, and he’s supposed to destroy her. But he can’t. Maybe it’s the lure of forbidden romance. Or maybe it’s more…fated than that. Whatever the reason, Lucien is as drawn to Lane as she is to him, and they need each other in a big way. So now, all they have to do is prove to Heaven that Lane’s not a threat to, well, everyone, and find a way to stop Lucien’s archangel bosses from smiting him for insubordination. But when that’s all done, they can claim their happily ever after…right?
Aria’s visions of something old, powerful, and angry coming combined with her seriously sexy dream sharing with a dragon shifter have confused her. Her visions have proven true too often to ignore. But dragon shifters can’t be true. Right? When a dragon lands in front of her while hiking, her whole world shifts. He is the dragon from her dreams and is claiming, she is his fated mate. Darius has just accepted leadership of his clan and is headed home when he sees a human female. She is trekking up the side of a mountain and he realizes she’s his fated mate. What’s a dragon to do? Simple, fly down, pick her up, and take her home. Once there, he discovers that there is more to Aria than meets the eye. She is the key to beating the evil that is coming. Can the fated couple survive the coming storm and embrace a future together? Amazon KU
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