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: Always exciting to have a new book from Ruby. One clicked of course!
I’m not supposed to resonate to him. It’s been a few years since I’ve landed here on Icehome Beach, and as resonance after resonance dwindled the list of bachelors, I knew who I’d end up with. As soon as we got past our differences, I’d end up as R’jaal’s mate. On an everyday excursion, however, my khui decides otherwise. It sings all right…but not to R’jaal. Instead, I resonate to I’rec – the forceful, brash, overly-alpha leader of Shadow Cat. Did I mention he’s got a long-distance girlfriend already? It’s a big mess, and it’s about to get messier. But as things get chaotic on the beach and our way of life is threatened with upheaval, it’s the small things that end up mattering. Small things like the way I’rec kisses. Or the way we seem to have a lot more in common than we thought. Or the way I’rec can be gentle, but only with me. Amazon KU
Females have returned to Earth, brought here by technology I do not trust. They’ve been claimed and nested and kept far from me. The broken one. The dark one. I will always be alone. When a box falls from the sky and a black-suited human female appears, I am in awe. I am in NEED. Only, she is surrounded by men. So, I will sneak up on her. I will stalk her, learn everything about her, and wait for the right moment. And when the time comes, I’ll set my trap. She will be caught. Then she will be claimed. By no one else but ME. Amazon KU
Sierra – He rescued me—twice—then protected me on a dangerous chase across a continent. Despite his warnings not to trust him, when we’re together I’m only aware of the pounding desire his presence ignites. Torrvok – My enemies kept me in stasis for over a decade. They modified my body while they stole my life. Now I have more power than I ever dreamed, but I live in fear it will unleash on the courageous human in my care. All I want is to protect her because she may not know it yet, but she is mine. Amazon KU
I was hired to tame alien pets, but my beastly alien boss is determined to tame me. As a pet whisperer, I’ve yet to meet a snarling beast I can’t turn into a purring pussycat. When a billionaire alien living in a castle on an isolated planet posts a job looking for someone to housebreak his pets, I’m confident I can train them to eat out of his hand instead of trying to bite his head off. My growly boss has two rules. Don’t touch him and remain inside my room at night. The first part’s a challenge, because I have an overwhelming urge to nuzzle his neck and lick his . . . fingers. As for the second, I lie awake all night, struggling to ignore the howls echoing through the barren castle passages. I might be here to train his pets to walk on a leash, but I’m beginning to suspect there’s a beast in this castle who wants to train me. Amazon KU
VS Note: Sounds so good!
Gabriella – There’s no safe place to hide when you’re supposed to testify against a top leader in the Brotherhood. When the marshals of GI7 offer Gabriella the chance to leave Earth, she grabs it. Sinnad is a closed world, which means the Brotherhood can’t touch her there. That doesn’t mean Sinnad is without its own issues. But Gabriella doesn’t plan to stay long enough to get involved in sinnadian warfare or political infighting. Nothing will keep her from returning to Earth, except perhaps a tall, handsome warrior with a naughty tail and integrity that calls to her. Grit is everything she wants in a mate, but she’s not destined for love, not with a criminal past and a target on her back. Grit – Being a warrior isn’t enough on a world where one’s tail-color is everything. As the son of a whitetail, Grit will never have true respect. When Gabriella arrives on Sinnad, she’s more trouble than anyone expected. The way she breaks the rules and bows to no one, even Sinnad’s king, intrigues Grit. The human female makes Griton’s tail want to curl around her waist and never let go. She could be the mate he never thought he’d have. . . if he can keep her alive long enough to convince her to mate him. AmazonKU
A charming alien. An adventurous female. An unexpected snowstorm… and only one bed. Benjar learned at an early age to use his wits to live and his charm to ease his path – and hide his secrets. Even the bond he forms with his military brothers doesn’t completely soothe his troubled soul. Inspired by his commander’s recent acquisition of a human bride, Benjar decides to find a mate for himself – a calm, nurturing woman who will bring peace to his restless spirit. Instead, he’s irresistibly drawn to a pretty, impetuous female. No one seems to realize that Ruby has grown up – neither her loving but overprotective older sister nor the men in their small town. But as anxious as she is to find love and adventure, being taken from her bed in the middle of the night by a huge, feline alien isn’t what she anticipated. Neither of them is who they expect. But when they’re stranded together in an isolated cabin, they might just discover they’ve both found exactly what they need. AmazonKU
VS note: This is a re-release. The author has re-released all 3 books in the trilogy so here’s the information for the first book. Thanks to reader GK for letting me know!
When bounty hunter Gar is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, and this assignment is almost too easy. There isn’t a more prolific space pirate in the galaxy than Captain Faolan. When he walks into a bar with a proposition heavy in mind, he’s not expecting anything to go wrong. Forced from his solitary existence to work with Faolan, Gar can’t deny his need and desire for a man who he should put in prison. When the hunter becomes the hunted, Gar must learn to put his faith in a man he doesn’t know, or run the risk of ending up dead. Amazon KU
Pyri has spent a year being experimented on by a cruel Devori. When she’s rescued, she finally thinks her ordeal is over. Quickly separated from her best friend, Pyri finds herself at the mercy of not one, or even two Adosian aliens claiming her as their mate, but a pack of five! They’re dominating, controlling and don’t seem to realise they’re pushing her away even as they try to win her heart. Because there’s a caveat to Pyri being here and that’s the Tessans. They’ve given the Adosian leader and his pack a cycle to win her willingly, or they’ll come and free her by force. Pyri has no intention of giving into these males. They’re bully boys. Arrogant, dismissive and foolish enough to think that they can intimidate her into loving them. As Pyri fights them tooth and nail, Talis, Adaran, Nadan, Kemar and Thelan begin to realise human women aren’t as easy to control as their own and, maybe they don’t want to. More, as she leads them on a chase they begin to see the cracks in their society, cracks that Pyri refuses to stop exposing until their whole system of domination falls down around them. With the Adosian females on Pyri’s side, Talis, as leader, must make decisions that could bring his whole world to the brink of war. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance. LGBTQ steampunk.
Cassius Calvetti was never supposed to be the leader of The Scattered. Awaiting trial in a Coalition prison, she makes one more desperate attempt at escape. It’s been eight years since Olivia Guisette took on the job of being the right hand to High Councilor Tarand. When she’s given an ultimatum, she winds up facing down death. In book 6 of The Cricket Chronicles, alliances unravel and new adversaries creep towards victory. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
KYAAL – My planet is my one true love. Until I scent her. My fated mate. My queen. She obsesses me until I can think of nothing else. Not my planet, not my people. Only her. I hoped that she would feel the same. I hoped that she would stay here and rule beside me of her own free will. But soon, she will return to Earth, and she’s shown no signs of sensing our bond. My time is running out. I can’t lose her. Not without a fight. JAYA – The alien king watches me wherever I go. I feel his eyes on me, following me, like he’s waiting for something. At first I think he’s eager to see me and the other human women leave his precious planet. So I’m shocked when he challenges me to a race into the desert. I admit it—I’m intrigued by his invitation. And when our little excursion turns into a lost-in-the-wilderness adventure? I don’t know if it’s the adrenaline or the wonders of the uncharted terrain, but our attraction ignites. With only days until I catch my ride home, we can’t keep our hands off each other. Now there’s something else in his gaze. It’s full of questions. And the answers are hotter than the scorching sands around us. Amazon KU
Wally Finkelstein is your average Joe. Your typical underdog—not super attractive, not super wealthy, but he does have stability and happiness to offer. And to his girlfriend’s surprise, he turns out to be super in other departments. He’s always been very attentive to the opposite sex, never leaving them unsatisfied. But having not found “the one” yet, Wally hasn’t been ready to give himself fully. April Daily has changed that, and when they finally do the deed, he wants to shout it from the rooftops…and somehow finds himself soaring above them. Turns out Wally has a history he knew nothing about. Can this ordinary Joe live up to extraordinary expectations? More importantly, can his relationship with April survive the kind of demands this revelation will bring? Amazon KU
My name is Ella McAllister, I’m a psychic witch and a healer. My life is kinda nuts. Not only do I have the Coletti hunters chasing me, but now I also have a very determined Askole High Commander after me. Why? I shot his ship down and it crash landed, and it blew up. Yep, itty-bitty pieces everywhere. My bad, but his ship was a dead ringer for a Rodan Marauder, and it was my civic duty to blow the enemy spacecraft out of the sky. Wasn’t it? Any hoo, I healed his owies and boogied. I thought that was the end of it, but oh no. For some unknown reason, Sariel, the Askole High Commander, decided I would make him the perfect mate. As if. I think the blow to his head made him completely bonkers. Sariel informed me the mating dance had begun and there was nothing I could do to stop it. The idiot had obviously never dealt with a witch before. I didn’t have the time to play games with him, so I did a little abracadabra alakazam and ran. Sigh. The persistent Askole found me. Now I have a decision to make. Keep running or surrender to the High Commander. He is a damn good kisser. Would the mating dance bring two lonely souls together? Who knew? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Calli: My entire world is turned upside down when I’m suddenly accosted by Intergalactic Space Force soldiers and placed into a space capsule destined for Yistercallen. The mysterious planet where all outlaws are sent to. My fate seems sealed. With death as the only outcome. But fortune’s wheels turn again with the appearance of a battle experienced Forronae Barbarian, come to rescue me. With no way of this gods forsaken planet and the outlaws he has stolen me from stalking us Mordequay and I have to rely solely on each other to survive another day. I just wish he would stop calling me Lady and kiss me already. Mordequay: How can fate be this cruel? I finally find my svencha—the female who is my heart and soul—only to find her so far above my social standing that she will never even notice me. And if that isn’t bad enough, soon I witness her abduction and sending off to the one planet in the known universe nobody ever returns from. And nobody ever visits unless they were condemned for committing a heinous crime, which my svencha is incapable of. So I do the only thing any honorable male would do, I follow her. Amazon KU
Hina – I’m supposed to be dead, but I just woke up on a crash site, on an alien planet. I do the only thing I can think of, survive. When a strange feral-looking alien chases after me with his monstrous animal companion, those odds seem stacked against me. Except he rescues me from what would have been certain death, for real this time. I can’t understand a word he says, but his message is clear. He thinks I’m his mate. At first, that seems terrifying, even if he is all sexy muscles and fierce protectiveness. But when he’s all that stand between me and even bigger monsters…Fierce – My mission is clear, find human survivors and bring them back to the Vagabond and my gladiator brothers. This lone female, her scent tells me she is all mine. I don’t want to share her. When rescuing her ends with us both trapped in an underground cave system, I seize my opportunity to seduce her. Even if she can’t understand what I say, I make sure she knows just what I mean. Down on the planet, I feel like she is all mine. But once we’re back on the ship… Am I going to be able to keep her? When my brothers discover what I’m capable of. What I did. They’ll kick me off the ship. Ruin any chance I have at convincing my pretty Hina to stay at my side. I can’t let that happen, I’ll do anything to keep my mate. Amazon KU
I’m just the janitor. Or so people think. But now my time has come. With a brand new planet discovered and ripe for conquering, the moment I’ve been trained for is here. I’m ready, willing, and able. Or I was. Right up until I became the love-slave of an alien tribe-leader. Yeah. There’s something that didn’t come up in training. Galan is huge, with glowing navy eyes. And he’s all that stands between me and my mission. Unless I can persuade him to side with me, that is. But I’m just the janitor, remember? Or am I…? Amazon KU
Instead of being locked up in a holding cell, I’m now stuck on a broken spaceship with a sexy silver fox who seems to hate me. Although it’s clear that Anzir intends to complete his rescue mission and keep me safe, I can tell he’s not happy about it. We get under each other’s skin, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because he’s older than me, or because I’m an optimist and he’s the grouchiest, most stoic man I’ve ever met. But the truth is, if we want to have a chance of making it back to The Oasis, we’ll need to work together. And the more we learn to rely on one another, the more I start to realize…This gruff alien brute might just have a heart after all. And it might belong to me. Amazon KU
All his games, undone by the scent of her heat. He’s playing the ultimate game. And he’s playing it with every female around him. He’s only supposed to use her to create a stir. But her scent capitivates him. She’s just so tempting to tease. One taste is definitely not enough. Then she goes into heat and his plans go up in flames. He longs to bite her. Claim her. Keep her. But he’s shown her he can’t be trusted. And now the little human is slipping from his grasp. And his tricks are coming back to bite him. Amazon KU
Wrath! Wrath! Wrath! I could say his name all day long. It just slips so easily off my tongue. I wonder what else of his will slip off my tongue—wink, wink! Okay, I admit it! I joined a space exchange dating app. Please don’t judge me. At least not until you see the male dregs left here on Earth. I’ve read his profile, and he sounds goooorgeous! So I accepted it as soon as it came through, even though the photo still hasn’t uploaded properly. Anyway, I just know he’s going to be the equivalent of an alien Adonis. Oh…hang on a sec….it’s just loading now. I…Oh…my…God….Nooooooooo! Can I get out of this? What are the terms and conditions of the app? My heart thunders in my chest as I read them. There is only one way to get out of this permanent union, but it goes against all my morals. Why didn’t I read the damn small print? What should I do? Amazon KU
VS Note: Listed as Steampunk. LGBTQ
In Over York City, everyone can party like it’s 1929. Detective Rory Sullivan is happy in his relationship with Colin Gilbert, the son of the Don, even if they have to keep it a secret. He rids the sky city of crime by day and spends time with his lover in the illegal, magically-hidden speakeasy by night. But with both the police and the mafia at each other’s throats and poisoned alcohol circulating the speakeasies, more than their relationship could be in danger. The only people in the city they can trust is each other, but even that comes at a price. Rory might be forced to become a criminal to protect the people he loves. Can Rory and Colin’s love survive in a city steeped in corruption, mechanical monsters, and crooked cops? Peaky Blinders meets Firefly in this exciting dieselpunk series. Amazon KU
*The planet Falosia has an excess of females. The planet Verit has a surplus of males. The best of each have been put forward to start a new colony and find mates, in a last desperate attempt to save both worlds. The next instalment of the Under Violet Suns series, a scorchingly hot sci fi, alien romance.* Lenora is thriving as Head of Logistics for the new colony. Calm, quiet and level headed, she has become much sought after among the warriors of Verit looking for a mate. Vordan-Pa is an expert interstellar pilot, with a ready grin and happy go lucky attitude. He is the last person that Lenora would be interested in, his chaos disrupting her well laid plans. Determined to resist his charm, they are thrown together on a visit to the Alliance home-world, and Lenora begins to question whether her vision for the future is so perfect after all. Amazon KU
Nobody loves Christmas like Bea Tanaka—so when her family visits her for a special holiday celebration, she’s beside herself with joy. After years of chaos, questionable decisions, and flirtations with the supervillain path, Bea is finally thriving. She’s got a sweet, new gig hunting demons in Maui, she’s working hard to hone her powers, and her big sister Evie is proud of her at last. In fact, everyone is soproud of her that she can’t tell them the truth: she’s feeling lost and adrift. She and her boyfriend Sam Fujikawa are struggling to make their long-distance love work, and her powers are displaying some intriguing new elements—elements that could lead her down an evil, mind-controlling path once more. When her family’s holiday visit is disrupted by otherworldly monsters rising out of the Maui ocean, Bea throws herself into the battle—until she’s suddenly and mysteriously transported to the perfect Christmas back in San Francisco, surrounded by her family and an excess of merrymaking. As she finds herself trapped in the bizarre holiday rom-com of her nightmares, Bea must unravel a treacherous demon plot, save the world from unspeakable evil, and resist the siren song of a supervillain destiny. And hey, maybe she’ll find time for a little holiday cheer after all.
I was a used toy. Duke Allagia made me a person. I was a broken spirit housed in a husk of a body when Duke Allagia found me at the flesh market. He bought me and brought me to his manor. Fed me. Clothed me. Even taught me how to read. He gave me back a reason to live. Why did he do this? He said that I held the secret to mysteries he had been pursuing, but looking into his reptilian eyes, I knew there was more. I could see even without my secrets, he’d follow me through burning buildings and to the depths of the ocean. That I would willingly give him everything I had. And he would give me the one thing I had given up hope of ever seeing. Love. Amazon KU
A human woman has three stages of her life on Protheka…Birth. Service. Death. On the run, I sought shelter from a dark elf named Tarron. I expected to die, but instead he took me into his home where he healed and protected me. But most of all, he made me happy. I should have never stopped running. All it took was one slip up and I was back to being sold at the market. My new masters torment me, hoping my spirit will break. But it won’t. Because Tarron has taught me that I’m more than a toy to be used for pleasure. And he proves it when he rips the earth apart to save me. Because Tarron is more than his caste. More than his magic or even what the gods bargained for. He is my soulmate. And he will never let me go. Amazon KU
When Naomi Woodward’s doctor recommended her for a clinical trial, it seemed like the answer to her prayers. She was finally able to get her gender confirmation surgery and the surgery was a resounding success. She finally looked and felt like the woman she always knew she was. Her new face and new body finally helped her work up the nerve to ask out Anika, the beautiful nurse that lived across the hall. To her delight Anika said yes, but when they are attacked during their date, Naomi quickly discovers that the experimental procedure she went through had some unexpected side effects, and that when Anika told her things with her family were complicated, she really should have listened. Now, armed with superpowers she barely understands, a snarky artificial intelligence in her head, and allies that include a Superhero, a Dragon, and the literal Devil, she has to keep Anika safe from the archangel who’s out to kill her while they work desperately to prevent a second civil war in heaven. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? A ballerina? A scientist? Whatever it was, I bet it wasn’t a pet. Specifically the pet of a huge, muscular, arrogant Alien Overlord. I never wanted to be a pet either, but that seems to be my fate. I was sucked through the bathroom mirror at my Great Aunt’s house by these little blue guys called “Commercians” who run a service called The Alien Mate Index. They sold me to a huge alien with horns and a tail who told me I may call him “Master” or “Sir.” He made me wear a collar and taught me to walk on leash and even tried to get me to eat “human chow!” But don’t worry—he’s not one of those crazy owners who forces their pet to wear clothing. No—Sir thinks that clothes on a pet look “ridiculous” so guess who gets to run around his spaceship bare-ass naked all day? I’ll give you two guesses and both of them are “me.” This isn’t a fate I chose and I’m determined to escape from Sir and find my way back to Earth. But things start getting sticky when he claims that he bought me for a purpose much larger than the two of us. Does the fate of my galaxy really rest on my shoulders? And why does it require so much extra “training” of the spicy variety? Will I ever get back to my own planet and eat a cheeseburger instead of that disgusting human chow? Amazon KU
She’s the prize. And I never lose. Nothing in life is a sure bet. So I make my own luck. Now I’ve found one of the soft human females. Without me, she would have died in the harsh snows of the northern mountains of Reazus Prime. I’ve kept her safe. Wrapped her in warm furs. Guarded her dreams. But I’ve been keeping a secret, and with every passing day the fire in my heart makes it harder to stay silent. I burn for her, but will my lies turn her from my embrace? AmazonKU
CAMILLE – We think there’s another tribe out there and I’m going to help find them. The journey might be dangerous, but I don’t care. Frankly, I can’t wait. Why? Because I’m certain my mate is out there. I want a mate. Badly. He doesn’t seem to be here at the settlement. So he must be in the sixth tribe beyond the Death Plains. Nothing will stop me from finding true love. Not even the grumpy, scowling bastard Varrow who suddenly decides that I’m the biggest new thorn in his muscly side. Varrow hates the food I make, he growls at me more than he talks, and he WILL NOT stop glaring at me. Worst of all, he’s coming on the journey with us. I won’t let him get in my way. But the more time we spend together travelling and the more I uncover about this dark, brooding warrior, the less prickly he becomes. Or rather, I realize his prickliness seems to be protecting something. A soft spot. A secret. It makes me want to know even more about him. Before I know it, all my dreams of finding true love shift under my feet. And I no longer know what, or whom, I really want. VARROW – If life has taught me anything, it’s that the things we love destroy us when we lose them. After losing my brother and my arm in one fell swoop, I’ve held fast to that lesson. Growing up in the Death Plains with no unmated females proved I’d never have a mate. So it’s always been easier not to get attached. To anyone or anything. So why, oh why, can’t I stay away from Cam-Eel?…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: NOT listed as a romance but charting well in scifi romance. Read author’s long list of content warnings on ebook seller page. Several reviewers referred to the book as erotica.
Riley Morgan desperately needs a reset on his life. Pit fights with aliens and illegal salvage jobs are barely enough to get by—until a salvage op turns up a beautiful stranger in a stasis pod and a clear case of kidnapping. Helping her means throwing away what’s left of his life. The trouble only gets deeper when the stranger turns out to be a wildly illegal artificial intelligence built for assassination.
Like Riley, Selene has been used and abused by her bosses… and like Riley, she longs for a life of her own choosing. Riley and Selene are ready for the struggle ahead. They aren’t ready for the dangerous and sexy aliens in their way, or the glitzy parties and corporate conspiracies, and they certainly aren’t ready for the spark between one another. Amazon KU
She’s an android under my care. My secretary. I shouldn’t feel this way. Nicholas Kane doesn’t have time for romance. Running his own high-profile company based in London means most women are only interested in his bank account. Skipping the heart-ache entirely? That’s easy. When a friend asks him to care for a rescued android, Nick can’t refuse. Sweet, curious Sophie deserves kindness and peace, something he’s certain he can provide. It should be simple. Except Sophie is everything he’s ever wanted in a woman, and more. Why can’t he see how he affects me? Sophie looks forward to a new life in London, sentient and free from restraint. Playing secretary to a wickedly handsome businessman has its benefits. Nick is clever, compassionate, and more than fair to everyone he employs. Caring for him isn’t enough. As she learns to embrace her womanhood, Sophie can’t help but desire more. But danger threatens from the shadows. A new terror rises, targeting innocent people and androids alike. When Sophie becomes a target, nowhere is safe. Amazon KU
Elite Warrior Vipan Cantik volunteers for a mission on another planet, along with friends, Sedgik and Jovik Folmac to find and eradicate the Lizzar. With ten other males, they set out for Virex in the Satine galaxy. Finding their soulmate asleep in a storage room, the three warriors are determined to protect her with their lives. However, they still have a mission to complete, the task ends up being more difficult than it should. After her initial terror at finding herself on an alien world, Rani learns to trust Jovik, Sedgik and Vipan. Not being able to communicate with anyone other than Sulpan males, she finds her new life scary and frustrating. With traitors in their midst working with the enemy, danger is all around, and no one knows when or where the infiltrators will strike next. When Rani disappears, it’s up to Vipan, Jovik and Sedgik along with the other warriors to find and save her before she ends up Lizzar food. Amazon Kobo
When everyone in the galaxy wants you dead, what’s a girl to do? Destroy them all. Lise Klein’s ragtag crew of mismatched aliens has one chance to save the galaxy from the corrupt slave trade and the galactic powers that control it—assuming they can evade the space fleet chasing them, duck local law enforcement intent on catching them, and strike at the heart of not one empire, but three. Amazon KU
Khroma is a Paladin of an ancient religious order, fighting what feels like a never-ending war against the enemy that plagues his homeland. On the night of the final battle, he falls unconscious … only to wake up several thousand years in the future, with a splitting headache and a strange alien leaning over him.
Nahan claims to be part of a scouting party sent to investigate the abandoned planet, and is in search of any important cultural artifacts to present to his superiors. But there’s something suspicious about him, for all that he seems genuinely interested in learning about Khroma’s lost people, and he may have a secret agenda of his own. With the world suddenly empty and crumbling around him and only one person he can possibly rely on, will Khroma come to terms with the true depths of his loss and travel with his unusual new companion towards the future?
VS note: I’ve read the first two books in the series and enjoyed them, haven’t gotten to the rest as yet.
A woman with a secret. A man scarred by evil. A collision course with destiny. I’m a pragmatic woman. A soldier. Necessity dictates my actions—look at the big picture, do the right thing. Duty first, personal desires second. Finn Rasmussen is a straight-up hero. Brave. Honorable. Hot as sin. Behind his cowboy charm is a warm heart coupled with a warrior’s soul. I could love this man, but that’s a choice I can’t afford to make. Not now. But something far more than friendship has sparked between us. War is coming. The final showdown against a brutal, wannabe dictator. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the survivors of the deadly flu pandemic: freedom or slavery. Timing is everything and this is no time to fall in love. Only Finn doesn’t buy my excuses. Doesn’t want to be friend-zoned until the war is over. Safety and security are never guaranteed and he thinks it’s foolish to wait for a time that may never come. He’s right. But he doesn’t know my secret, and I can’t tell him. Duty versus desire. Do I play it safe, or grab happiness with both hands? AmazonKU
It was the End of Days – When the aliens crashed onto Earth, they brought a disease with them that wiped out most of the population and mutated our world. The stragglers like me were left wondering when the rest would come tumbling down around us. I’d decided to escape to my old family homestead in the mountains and figure out what I was going to do with what was left of my lonely existence. How was I supposed to know that these tentacled aliens came to this planet for a reason…that they came for me? Me, a pottymouth bartender with no other talents in life but to drink her clients under the table and make their ears bleed. No way did I ever think that I’d be the reincarnation of their sovereign, nor that I’d end up carrying the eggs of their future generation and ruling over what remained of my own world. Really, it was all some outrageous bullsh*t and I was caught in the middle of it all. God save the rest of us, because there was no way I could do this! AmazonKU
She loved the quiet and solitude that living on the fringes brought her. It wasn’t a difficult decision. Actually, not a decision she’d made at all. Having lost her husband several years ago, she’d found little comfort in her old life, too many sympathies, too many good wishes, too many people acting like their lives hadn’t changed. But everything had about her life. No she couldn’t cope with that any longer. Too many memories…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)…AmazonKU
VS note: Not listed as a romance. The Queer SciFi site says it’s a “MM cyberpunk”.
When Tayler is sent to Beta City to help its citizens disconnect from the all-knowing Social Media Central, he becomes the target of a deadly game. Augmented reality players wearing head to toe gaming suits believe he is the Enemy Alien, and they shoot to kill. So Tayler is forced to hide in a secret bunker, trapped, with no way to escape this urban nightmare. And as his friends hatch a plan to get him back home, they find the person toying with Tayler’s life is more AI than human.
The Gharian thinks he’s disguised, and maybe he is to the aliens surrounding us. But I see who he really is. The Vadhmoshi took me from Earth ages ago and sold me to the Kostans. I spent my time being the government’s lackey. I did everything the Kostans wouldn’t do, and the various robots couldn’t. In exchange, they kept me comfortable, if at a distance. Not a bad life, considering I’m in captivity. But now with the glut of freshly abducted people from home, everyone thinks I’m one of the Earth experts able to corral and contain them. I’m not, and I don’t want to be. I’ve been secretly communicating with the Gharian empire, feeding them information until a virus wipes out my ability. Adrift in a sea of people, I continue until he arrives. A man pretending to be a Kosta/Ghar hybrid when I can clearly tell he’s all Gharian. I’d forgotten how drop-dead gorgeous Gharians are and when my system says we’re a romantic match? I won’t expose his cover but will expect his help in setting me free from here. Amazon KU
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VS: Next on my Backlist is HOLIDAY FOR THE ALPHA. I had a lot of fun researching this one, especially reading biographies of professional surfers and watching documentaries on attempts to surf giant waves. It was a very different story to write and certainly answered the question as to what a Badari Warrior Alpha would do on vacation!
HOLIDAY FOR THE ALPHA: A BADARI WARRIORS NOVELLA (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES)
Daegan, the Alpha of the South Seas pack, is under a lot of stress and a near disaster in the sanctuary valley pushes him to a breaking point. Flo, his ex-mercenary human mate, knows he needs rest and relaxation but what kind of a holiday can a Badari Warrior take? She thinks she’s found a solution extreme enough to satisfy even her intense mate if she can just get him to agree to step away from his duties for a few days. Will Daegan agree to the idea?
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Jayne Erixour believes she knows everything about the universe. As a bounty hunter and assassin, she’s seen the worst dregs of humanity and every sentient species ever spat out of a hell realm. To her, there is no truth outside of her blaster’s recoil and her resolve to let no one get too close. Hadrian Scalera is on the run from the same brutal assassins who slaughtered every member of his family, both birth and foster. He has no refuge and no one he dares to call friend, as it will mean the end of them. He expects no mercy from anyone, until the day one assassin hesitates to pull the trigger. An assassin’s code is simple: Kill or be killed. No prey, no pay. Every life has a price. If Jayne doesn’t fulfill her contract and kill Hadrian, she’ll be the next target on the League’s menu. But as old enemies return to hunt them both, they quickly learn that neither will survive unless they can learn to trust each other. Yet things are never so simple and survival means only one of them can be left standing. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Strange events–stranger than usual–begin to happen around town, odd accidents and frightening encounters. The chief of police comes to Conjure Ink to ask us to investigate. As we delve deeper into what’s going on, we find evidence that Moonshadow Bay is being visited by the infamous Mothman. And worse than that, he seems to have targeted my best friend Ari. Can we stop him before something terrible happens, and before Ari ends up dead? Amazon KU
She was hired to spy on the King, not get dragged on a quest. Asharee lost her family in a monster attack and learned to survive on the streets. It’s a hard life, so when she’s offered a chance to escape, she decides to look past the reputation of the person offering. Best decision ever. While a house of pleasure might seem like a bad place for a young woman, the truth is Asharee’s never been safer. The gradeenas protect their tizanas. And so she learns how to entice, to dance, to seduce with her eyes and a shake of her hips. But what happens later in the privacy of her room…It’s only an illusion because Asharee’s mentor taught her alchemy. With her potions, she can make her clients believe the fantasy she weaves with words—and get them to spill their secrets. When an old friend asks her to spy on the king, she must resort to a disguise to get close enough. Only he’s not as expected. For one, Daksh sees right through her deception. And still wants her. Together, they will travel to a place long forgotten to try and save a kingdom. They will face a peril unlike any. Be tested to their limits. And if they prevail, they will have to figure out if there’s a future for a spy and her king.
When a disastrous date starts stalking her, Alethea’s friends team up to help her summon a demon protector. She never expected the ancient spell to actually work. Or that the protector they summoned would be hotter than any man alive. Stanley Steel definitely remembers dying. What he can’t work out is why he’s been woken up to serve as the bodyguard to a woman who’s the spitting image to the one who killed him. He’s supposed to be protecting her from a stalker, but what if the real danger is him? Amazon Kobo
Once, there was power in her magick. Now, she must find magick in her power. Claire Emerson has lost her magick—and with it, her place among the Crones. It should spell the end of her involvement in their centuries-old war against the dark god, Morok, but it can’t. Because Claire knows something the others don’t—Morok has become an imposter in the Crones’ midst, and their destruction is imminent. To stop the dark god’s nefarious plan, Claire will have to find her missing powers. But neither she nor her allies have a clue where to start—and that’s the easy part. The hard part? Getting past Morok’s monsters in time to rescue the Crones. Especially when she comes face to face with Morok himself. Will Claire’s powers be enough to defeat a god and save her companions—and the world?
A warlock, a werewolf, an assassin and a serial killer enter a bar…When the disbanded ghost radio transmits one last message, no one can ignore the mystery sound. The Lincolnshire Poacher transmitted it’s strange song for fifty years before going silent in 2008. Then one random message gets freelance agents Voodoo and Hunter on the case. These two men have worked together for most of their lives, travelling the country in their motor home, looking for adventure and love. Adventure lies around every corner, but love is proving more difficult to find. So finding two ideal men on the same mission has got to be too good to be true. Amazon KU
Paris Mansfield doesn’t believe in mates since her werewolf father ditched her mom. Her mantra in life? Avoid all relationships with werewolves. Pack leader, General Armand, asks weapons expert, Rider Scott, and software company owner, Grayson Whitlock, to find proof that a local Canadian pharmaceutical company is producing and distributing illegal drugs. Just his luck, Rider is paired with the man who caused his last business venture to fall through, and he’s not sure he can trust Grayson not to ditch him again. What’s even worse, is that when they meet Paris, a woman who works at this company, these werewolves realize she is their fated mate. No surprise, she wants nothing to do with them. Living with an impossible to resist craving for Paris means neither man can walk away from her. What can Grayson and Rider do to convince her that they are nothing like her father? It will take a lot of convincing! Amazon KU
Kadou, the shy prince of Arasht, finds himself at odds with one of the most powerful ambassadors at court—the body-father of the queen’s new child—in an altercation which results in his humiliation. To prove his loyalty to the queen, his sister, Kadou takes responsibility for the investigation of a break-in at one of their guilds, with the help of his newly appointed bodyguard, the coldly handsome Evemer, who seems to tolerate him at best. In Arasht, where princes can touch-taste precious metals with their fingers and myth runs side by side with history, counterfeiting is heresy, and the conspiracy they discover could cripple the kingdom’s financial standing and bring about its ruin.
Cursed by Athena for a crime she didn’t commit, Medusa is condemned to a life of loneliness. Forever cut off from the rest of the world, she retreats to a small, desert island with only her two sightless servants as company. She longs for the day a “hero” will arrive to finally slay her, if only to end her agonizing existence. Many have tried. All have failed. None ever tried to win her heart. Perseus may just be that hero to succeed. Aided by Athena in his quest to destroy the horrible monster, he washes up on the shore of Medusa’s island prison. None of the gods assisting him prepared him for the reality. Medusa might carry the same name as the monster, but he does not see the hideous creature. He sees a lonely, frightened, and tormented woman. Winning her heart might be his undoing. Amazon Kobo
The demon king is arrogant, dangerous, and hot as sin. He is also my new mission. I’m the daughter of two powerful Archangels – yay me. So, let’s just say the expectations are high, and when I’m caught partaking in one of the worst sins – lust – I’m sent on an impossible mission. They want me to join the Bride Trials in Hell to become the Queen of the most ruthless Demon King out there – Lucifer. They say there’s only one weapon that can vanquish him. A weapon the angels except me to find and use against him. Cross your fingers and pray I can get in and out without Lucifer figuring out what I’m up to because the minute I see him, I know more than my life is at stake; my heart is too. Hell hath no fury like Lucifer scorned. Amazon KU
Reinhold and his dragon felt the pull to join the enforcers when the Paranormal Council was formed on Treasure Ridge. After his brother found his fated mate in the created vampire, Reinhold’s longing for his own perfect match only grew. Will his assignments for the council take him to his mate? Or will he have to continue to wait? Chase has known a lot of heartache and more in his short life. He lost his family at seventeen to a drunk driver, and when his pack didn’t seem to care, he was thrust into the world on his own. When he takes a job as a waiter at a small café in New Orleans to help make ends meet, he quickly regrets his choice when he finds himself at the mercy of truly evil paranormals. Reinhold knew of the ugliness and abuse that his mate had gone through at the hands of others. He’s willing to take things slow and at Chase’s speed, if he’s only given the chance to get to know his mate. What he doesn’t expect is to find Chase sitting on his doorstep, literally. Can he hold off on the temptation that is his fated mate? When nature takes its natural course, will the newly mated and expecting couple be able to overcome Chase’s nightmare together? AmazonKU
Leopard seal shifter Rikar has been travelling alone, trying to find a place to belong since being forced out of home. He has convinced himself it’s not that bad and that he’s a free spirit. Just as he thought he’d found his feet, his world explodes. When Callum hauls a man out of a burning bar, he doesn’t expect the kiss of life to lead to the familiar bond. Then he freaks out because he has a human fiancé and a life he likes very much. He doesn’t want a familiar or a mate. For Nas, finding out that witches and shifters are real—and that he was about to marry one—is almost enough for him to walk away. But there’s something about Rikar that makes him stay long enough to listen…to consider that his heart might be big enough for his witch and his witch’s familiar. Amazon KU
A twist of fate after forty…Probable? No. Possible? Oh, yes. Mae and Lela Cable are identical twins. Mirror twins, to be exact. Lela, who works as a doula and has a knack for medicinal herbs, is the adventurous sister who enjoys the single life. Timid Mae, who pampers her house plants, is a recently divorced mom who has spent her entire adult life giving in to the desires of her family and ignoring herself. Can someone say self-care needed, stat? When the twins decide on a whim to travel cross-country to meet a dying, long-lost relative in the Great Smoky Mountains, they quickly realize that their entire lives were filled with curtains that hid the truth. Even their parents’ cause of death was a lie. Now they’re sick with mysterious symptoms, water is attacking Mae as she walks through the airport, and Lela is attracting animals like she’s in the middle of an animated princess movie. And to top it all off, their moonshine-swilling, antique-hoarding, geriatric Aunt Bertha insists that the girls are descendants of Appalachian witches. Say what? Trying to understand and harness their powers is the least of the twins’ worries. Just as they decide to stay a while in their ancestral Tennessee home, they discover someone wants them out of town, like yesterday. But why… and who? Can they overcome their fears and hesitations in time to prevent something terrible from happening? AmazonKU
Ava Harper and her menagerie are back for another midlife adventure. As Ava and Drew prepare to say “I do,” a not-so-old rivalry is determined to make it a day to remember. And not in a good way. AmazonKU
I never expected to find my prim and proper—and literal pearl-clutching—mother harboring a secret life, but then again, I never thought I’d quit my job as a lawyer at age fifty and move into my cousin’s occult shop in Southern France. C’est la vie. We sell tarot cards and trinkets to tourists, but there’s real magic thrumming through these walls, magic I’m finally learning to use and trust again. For the first time in years, I feel like myself. Yet my new powers are good at attracting new problems. My dead father’s voice suddenly speaks to me from the other side, warning that the realms are in danger, and now everyone wants a sample of my blood. Can I unlock the secrets of the past to help ensure the future, or is my future more at risk than I ever dreamed possible? Amazon KU
Punished for choosing love over faith, the Archangel of Kindness emerged from a century of confinement enshrined in darkness, a shell of his former self. Rejected by the very Being for whom he sold his soul, the last threads of his sanity were stripped away. He became Lucifer, the King of Hell.
Famine’s choices have only ever caused suffering for those he loves. As the third Horseman of the Apocalypse, he is tasked with bringing plague and hunger to the Earth. But guilt nips at his heels as he blames himself for what Lucifer has become. He’s certain keeping his distance is the only way he can ensure Lucifer falls no further. But together or apart, on the same side or not, it doesn’t matter. They are forever bound, forced to endure a never-ending loop of anguish. Betrayed and surrounded by new threats, they find themselves relying on each other while battling their own demons. But soon a choice must be made: allow their love to destroy them both or embrace it before the world ends. Amazon KU
Constantine Darke was everything I ever wanted in a mate. Wild. Ruthless. Untamable. Robert Lockhart was everything I ever needed. Steadfast. Loyal. Devoted. And Shane? Shane’s become my very worst enemy. Five months ago, I found my fated mates, two powerful vampires sworn to protect me. But then life threw me a curveball. Thanks to a magical spell gone awry, now I’m soul-bound to a ruthless killer with a heart of stone. I want Shane out of our lives, but there’s a catch—he and I have to stay close. Like really close. This new arrangement might just be the death of me. Because if one of us dies, the other will follow. I’ll never give up my males, but to take my rightful place in this world, I’ll have to embrace my new found power, sever the unholy bond between me and Shane, and refuse to bow to those who wish to break me. It’s us against the world, and I’m not planning to lose. AmazonKU
Liam McAllister is on a mission of peace, representing the Macconwood Pack at a special gathering of the Shifter Council to appoint a High Alpha. He didn’t expect he’d meet his mate in a curvy little she-Wolf from the local pack. Putting his foot in his mouth is a mistake he isn’t going to soon forget. But Liam is going to make it up to her, and fast, before mating fever kicks in. Mabel Ann Williams can’t help being picky. To her father’s consternation, she refuses to consider any of the local males as possible mates. Everyone thinks she’s frozen inside. Heck. She’s starting to think so, too. Until he walks in. The strange Werewolf is positively gorgeous. She can’t believe her luck, that is, until he opens his big mouth. How can her mate have a problem with curvy girls? Disappointed, but determined to be accepted on her terms, she leaves the male stunned. Yes, her Wolf still wants him. And badly. But she is not ready to swallow her pride just yet. Can the two young lovers compromise long enough to survive Werewolf fever?
When Shayla Aja comes back to the small town of Nyx to visit her grandma Ellie, she finds a lot has changed on the beekeeping farm—not only the house she spent endless summers in as a child, but Ellie herself has changed. And the reason seems to center entirely around Ellie’s new Apiary Manager, August. August is infuriatingly attractive and shamelessly flirts with Shay—for no apparent reason other than to get under her skin. And the more she tries to get to know August, the more Shay is convinced she’s nothing more than a freeloader taking advantage of Ellie’s generous heart. Their shaky start is layered with both suspicion and attraction, but when Shay experiences a magical incident at the local farmers’ market, something between them starts to shift. As Shay is forced to trust August with her big secret, they begin to open up to each other. As they reveal more about themselves and the life-altering events that brought them both to Ellie’s farm—they realize they might also have been brought to each other. Amazon
Inferna expected many things to happen— but sparks flying between her, the office rival, and his lover was not one of them. Calen is a nerdy omega witch, one that Inferna wants to sink her teeth into. Art is a stuck-up boss but can be a little more charming outside the regular 9-5. After an evil HR agent shows up with an agenda, everything starts to change. No one is safe, tensions are high, and the creatures of Warts & Claws Inc will have to fight spell and claw to make it to the weekend. Can Inferna, Calen, and Art survive a work week from hell while discovering a love that’s off the charts? AmazonKU
Once again we are returning to the world of Dragons. This is the first of three novels about the return of the Lightning dragons. As with all stories of magic and romance, nothing is easy. Especially when it involves a witch hating dragon called Royce and a special female called Tori, who has no idea of her legacy or her potential. Throw in a dangerous enemy and our friends at Dragon’s Gap have their hands full once more, and that is even before the witches arrive. Of course, Frankie and Sage are right in the middle of it all, trying to make sense of the brewing trouble. When Sage learns she must return to visit her uncle, she requests the Leo to accompany her. Conor is less than enthusiastic to comply, but when he learns of the reason why she needs to see Robard, he quickly agrees. Reighn has to return to Basilka and persuade the fortress, home to the Lightning dragons, to return to Dragon’s Gap. It surprises him to learn there are Ancients on Basilka and they want a boon from Reighn, which he is unsure he can grant. Amazon KU
Once feared Assassin. Rare omega werewolf. Newly discovered Queen of the light elves. All these identities come together to create the perfect storm of vengeance. With a magical contract in place, I bet my life and those of my men on the destruction of the United Senate and the Dark Ring. With everything to lose my men finally see who they are mated too as I slowly destroy the darkness in our world from the ground up. They think because I’m an omega I won’t stand up and fight, but they don’t know just how far I’m willing to go. The bigger they are, the harder they fall as the saying goes. Secrets are revealed as I call the elves out of the shadows to take their place once more in the world. It’s time to call in all my favors, make new allies, and use each role I’ve been bestowed to bring this fight right to their doorstep. Their rule was going to end and a new world was going to be created, hopefully one that learned from our past mistakes. Can I save this world and protect those I love most? Only fate knows the answer, but I’m not backing down no matter what I find in the darkness along the way. Amazon KU
Growing up, Cori, Maz, and Sam were inseparable best friends, sharing their love for Halloween, arcade games, and one another. Now it’s 1992, Sam has been missing for five years, and Cori and Maz aren’t speaking anymore. How could they be, when Cori is sure Sam is dead and Maz thinks he may have been kidnapped by a supernatural pinball machine? These days, all Maz wants to do is party, buy CDs at Sam Goody, and run away from his past. Meanwhile, Cori is a homecoming queen, hiding her abiding love of horror movies and her queer self under the bubblegum veneer of a high school queen bee. But when Sam returns—still twelve years old while his best friends are now seventeen—Maz and Cori are thrown back together to solve the mystery of what really happened to Sam the night he went missing. Beneath the surface of that mystery lurk secrets the friends never told one another, then and now. And Sam’s is the darkest of all.
While on a college-sponsored field trip to experience a real archaeology dig, Missouri University student Quinn Cameron is separated from the rest of her class by a heavy fog. A fog that transports her back in time, to 1592. Something that even her 3.8 GPA and sarcastic wit won’t be enough to help her survive. Now she’s in a primitive world she has only studied in books. History, she learns, is a far cry from the comfort and security of her former life. And her only safe harbor from politics and violence is Duncan MacGregor, a valiant, brooding, and mysterious Scottish warrior. Soon, even that security is threatened when she finds herself connected to the dark, mysterious Fae who claims she has a fate to fulfill. He’s the only one with information on how she arrived here…but can she trust him to tell her truth about how to get back? Amazon KU
The Dark One has finally accepted me…just in time for everything to change. Because Vane’s brother, The Crocodile, has just arrived on Neverland soil and he’s not alone. He’s brought with him members of the royal Darkland family and they want Vane’s Death Shadow back at any cost. Of course, Peter Pan, Vane, Kas and Bash, they’re all familiar with war. But war isn’t easy when love is on the line. I know those vicious Lost Boys would do anything to protect me. But what if I’m not the one that needs saving? As power shifts on the island and shadows are claimed, all five of us have to let go of who we were, if we have any chance of becoming who we are destined to be. Amazon KU
I didn’t want magic. I was supposed to escape. Then life delivers an unwanted present for my twentieth birthday—a fated mate. Now, the only way out of a world filled with magical jerks is to prove that I’m a null. A mage without magic. Even though my magical bond with my mate suggests the opposite. Rourke will stop at nothing to sever our magical bond. Maybe I’ll be the next supe to disappear. This academy is torture. Rourke rules the school. I’m under constant attack. And I’m surrounded by tempting, but confounding males: an alphahole dragon, a surly vampire, a mercurial druid, and my forbidden fruit, the wolf-shifter teacher. Not to mention the seductive incubus who flirts with me to provoke the dragon. If I run, the administration will hunt me down. If I don’t learn to control my magic, I’ll be locked up or worse—killed. And that’s if I’m lucky. Amazon KU
The only goal Prince Syrius Fortune of Rosenhip had during his twin sister’s “meet the suitors” ball, was to stay quiet and out of the way…[SNIP]… King Mintyn of Marinkaw had been a soldier since he was fifteen years old. He was not impressed to find out the one time of the year he was supposed to be meeting King Fortune to sign their Golden Straits agreement was apparently the one time his friend decided to have a huge event going on. However, his aide told him he had been invited, and it was only one ball. Mintyn could enjoy some good food, network a while, and then leave the following morning once the treaty was signed. That was until he saw a young vision being hassled by an entitled duke. On learning the vision being hassled was his friend’s youngest son, Mintyn decided to intervene. It was the nice thing to do. One shortened dance later as Prince Syrius walked away from him after he put his foot in his mouth, Mintyn told his aide to rejiggle his schedule. He had a spouse to woo. Amazon
Forgiveness isn’t always an option. My preordained mate left me, heartbroken and alone. Not only am I feeling these strange emotions, but my world crumbles around me as corruption and attacks threaten to destroy Shadow City. The fury of Hell continues to grow as more of their plans unravel. When my mate reappears, I can’t help but fear it could be a ploy…once more. Whatever happens, I can’t allow him to use me again, even if my heart screams for me to forgive him. Because my decisions don’t only affect me… they could endanger the entire world. Amazon KU
This dragon is too hot to handle…Ever since the world learned that dragons exist, they’re big news. Unfortunately for reporters like me, dragons are notoriously private, but that’s not going to stop me from getting my next story with a scorching hot firefighter from Ember Creek. Ian doesn’t know that I saw him shift from a soldier into a dragon when I was reporting in Afghanistan several years earlier. Or that since then, I’ve had a hunch that there are more supernaturals we don’t know about. I’m convinced Ian and his clan are the key to learning the truth, but they warn me that I’m playing with fire. When I discover a shocking tragedy in his past, I’ll need to decide how far I’m willing to go for my career. Especially when the chemistry between us is too hot to handle and I learn that dragons have destined mates who can be human like me. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release, see note in blurb.
Her debt means the King owns her body… her heart is a different matter. Or is it? In order to pay off her debt, Zara shares cagefighter Logan Reese’s bed…or rather a wall in the locker rooms or the back seat of the alpha werelion’s limo, since actual beds don’t feature large in their arrangement. She tells herself it’s just business, that she’s not his property, not really. It’s just a short term arrangement. She doesn’t want more. Honest…He should set her free… but he can’t. Logan Reese can’t abide thieves, so when one of his club managers runs off with money that belongs to him, he’s all for breaking bones and asking questions later. Until he sees her. Zara Hunter is a delectably curvy little bundle, strength and delicate femininity wrapped up in one irresistible package. Logan is anything but a saint, and he has a few ideas about how she can pay off her debt to him…Werelions are fiercely possessive and territorial, and none more so than Logan. An alpha through and through, he’s staked his claim to Zara, and he’s not letting go. She’s his woman, and he’ll fight to the death for her. When a spectre rises from her past to destroy any chance of happiness, he’ll have to… **Previously published as His Lion Queen by Mina Carter and contains the novellas: In Debt to the King, King’s Wrath, King’s Proposal, The King takes a Mate, and King’s Property.
Oscar Wilde is pulled into a dark conspiracy led by followers of an ancient Egyptian deity seeking to reestablish her terrifying religion—and she wants Wilde to be her new high priest. But Wilde does not stand alone, and as the coming conflict reveals stunning secrets about those closest to him, he realizes his greatest ally happens to be his fiercest nemesis—the Marquess of Queensberry.
When I embarked on my rebound rodeo cruise, the last place I expected to end up was on hot-bod monster island. Not that I’m complaining. The views are fantastic and the impressive amenities offered by my hosts have made it easy to come back for more. 10/10 would recommend. I’m starting to think there’s some truth to this whole “mate-bond” thing—if the murderous rage I feel whenever anyone threatens what’s mine is any indication. Scary Leia is ready to throw hands… or claws… or tentacles. Now my ride or die is stuck here with me, and our enemies are closer than we think. My men believe they can’t be heroes, but they’ve already proven there’s more to them than meets the eye. I intend to clear their names if it’s the last thing I do. Olympus is about to learn, there is no monster greater than a bad bish like me. Amazon KU
When an unlikely person dies, is a cursed music box to blame? The item has a mysterious past. Did it harbor a secret that only the true owner could uncover safely? Or does the music box hold a more mundane mystery that someone doesn’t want exposed? Kacie is becoming more attracted to Patrick, but can a ghost provide the kind of love she needs? Perhaps Warren, the Sheriff, someone in Kacie’s real world is truly what she needs. And what of the mysterious brother? Can Kacie’s dead sister April help her figure out what is true and what is false? Amazon KU
After a loveless marriage, Lady Lydia Ferrington has thrown herself into throwing events that are the talk of the shifter social calendar. But when Jonathan returns from abroad to take his place as the new baron, Lydia finds herself unwilling to give up hers. Despite knowing they shouldn’t, the two of them soon find themselves constantly drawn together. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A Hunter. An Infected Vampire. A Rejected God. Since my divorce and moving to the States, I only practice martial arts to blow off steam, but when my mentor is murdered by a shape-shifting vampire, I’m on the hunt for the monster that killed him. My pursuit leads me to the Shadow Council. The ruling body of the supernatural world. As if that isn’t strange enough, a forgotten God wants me to train a new breed of hunters, to prepare for the impending war. Armed with an immortal weapon and a sexy sidekick, will I be able to slay my demons, or am I one bite away from an apocalypse? AmazonKU
Gage Fabre has been attending meetings regarding the city’s dimming lights, but so far, no one knows why it’s happening. He and his fellow unit brothers can only concentrate on recovering kidnapped fae and supporting their queen. Nightly visions of a beautiful woman engulfed in flames haunt him. Sleepless nights and increased drills leaves him feeling frayed. Will their world ever be safe again? Zoe Appleblossom has just started her familial obligation to act as Fire Temple Head when an urgent request comes in from Eire Danu. Unlike her older brother and sister, her magic, is a bit more, wild. Both excited for a chance to leave and concerned for the fae, she immediately heads toward Eire Danu. But all of her excitement fades when she arrives in the City of Eternal Sun and experiences a cold and seeping darkness that leaves her shaken. As feelings of self doubt plague her, she finds a glimmer of hope in the man she discovers as her mate. Side by side they race to find answers, but can their combined efforts drive off the shadows and restore the light of an entire city? Amazon Kobo
An alpha dragon, an alpha wolf, and an omega wolf. How could that possibly work? Jermon is trying to find his place in the Hightower pack, but he’s struggling. After some mishaps, he discovers he enjoys assisting Wilmer, an alpha and the veterinarian. As a bonus, Wilmer is easy on the eyes, and they get along well. Other than that, things are rough. Jermon feels like he doesn’t belong anywhere, he’s not allowed to shift, and on top of that, people are scared of him. Like Riordan, the omega who was briefly held prisoner by Jermon’s father. Riordan still has nightmares and even panic attacks when one of the dragons comes too close to him. The guilt is killing Jermon. When Riordan decides he wants to spend time with Jermon to get over his trauma and Wilmer agrees to supervise, sparks fly between the three men. But how could this work with two alphas and with Jermon being a dragon? Plus, there’s this other big problem no one knows about that Jermon is convinced will ensure he’ll always be a virgin…When the dragons are finally allowed to shift, they have no idea of what danger this will bring to the pack. Amazon KU
Lucian was told that Sarah’s little sister was his mate… but Marienne was wrong about one thing. It’s not the little sister who makes the dragon shifter’s heart pound, it’s the older sister Katerina – whose curves and abundance stop him dead in his tracks. But Katerina isn’t of the dragon world. She has a life in the human realm and she’ll fight to stay there, even if it ends the relationship building between her and Lucian. Can the grumpy dragon and the stubborn human make their relationship work in a world that is determined to keep them apart?
Ayra has never been able to sit still, not when she hears the siren’s call of the ocean. She’s been drawn to it ever since she can remember – and before being adopted by her older mother, she doesn’t remember much. Everything is a blur. During one volatile storm, Ayra gets swept up by vicious waves who pull her under. But instead of drowning her, they save her. They take her to a palace with no ruler except a tyrant who has turned the people into slaves. But one thief recognizes Ayra. He claims she’s the heir to the throne. The only hope for these underwater people. In order to save them, Ayra must unleash her power and be brave enough to claim what is hers. If she doesn’t die trying first. Amazon KU
Recently divorced Adelaide Gold is ready for her dream job, as the lead singer at Vampire’s Kiss, the hottest vamp nightclub in town. She may only be human, but Addie’s determined to maintain her hard-won independence. What she wasn’t prepared for was the sinfully sexy, and deliciously fanged nightclub owner. Elias Schrader owns Vampire’s Kiss, but he barely runs the place. He’s let the darkness of his past consume his present. So the last thing he needs is the sassy singer as a distraction. Addie is talented, gorgeous, and warm hearted, everything he should stay away from, but he’s unable to resist. The two are drawn to each other with an electric chemistry neither can deny. As they grow closer, a plot to unseat Elias from power puts Addie in the crosshairs of a dangerous foe, but this vampire is intent on keeping his songbird safe. Elias will need to stop the threat and make peace with his past in order to ensure that his vampire’s kiss, won’t be Addie’s last. AmazonKU
Caspian Drake knows what it takes to get ahead in modern-day shifter society. He is an Earl, after all, and known for his wit, style, and ability to charm the pants off of anyone he chooses. Getting his best friend Brandr, the Prince of the Dragons, in and out of trouble is only one of his many talents. When a horrible attack shakes Cas’s world, he’s forced to pair up with Saphir Vepkhia, the esteemed tiger shifter and former Captain of the Royal Guard. Upon retirement, Saphir is granted the title of Baron Archer and, much to his dismay, becomes part of royal society. Years later, when he’s summoned to the palace, the last thing Saphir expects is for the king to request a favor that ties him to the scoundrel, Caspian Drake. Despite his misgivings, Saphir accepts the assignment, knowing it will give him the access he needs to infiltrate the wealthy and powerful while trying not to get outfoxed by the exasperating Earl. Forced into a fake relationship by an outdated matchmaking ritual, Cas and Saphir each face the upcoming season with their own agenda. The secrets pile up as the two mates navigate the complexities of a modern world that plays by historic rules. But the closer they get to the truth, the greater the danger–and their attraction to each other–grows. With their lives on the line and the very foundations of their society at risk, Cas and Saphir must unravel the mystery, even if it means creating a scandal more notorious than their newfound love. Amazon KU
Romance writer Emmy Nelson cancels her wedding after finding the groom and her best friend doing…it. With the honeymoon to Hawaii paid in full, she packs her bags for a much-needed getaway. Little does she know that Gerri Wilder has a surprise for her. She was not expecting her surprise to be so…good looking. When Kingston Conrad, heir to the Pacific Dragos Clan, gets a call from Gerri telling him that his mate is on the island, he thought he’d be excited, but he isn’t. Leadership is a role he has avoided since his father’s death. His currently happy life will change forever the moment his mating is complete. But how can he stay away from beautiful Emmy and her delightful smile? He can’t. Nothing and no one will keep Kingstons from his future queen. Not even those in the clan who would resort to murdering a mate to keep him from taking the throne. He’s ready to protect her to the death…hopefully not theirs. Amazon KU
When Mason Pierce rolls into Half Moon Key, he knows it isn’t an ordinary small town. The place is a mystery locals just accept, but the wolf shifter is intrigued. It might be the enigmatic Lila Ford that has Mason longing for a simple small-town life. She’s exactly the perfect mix of sweet and untouchable he never thought he’d fall for. Lila Ford knows she will always live in her hometown, running her grandparents’ diner. In fact, her whole life is planned. Exciting? No. But when Mason Pierce walks in, the world changes. He’s everything she should stay away from, but all she truly wants. Half Moon Key will never be the same now that love has come to town. Mason might be on the run from a terrible mistake, but that won’t stop him from settling down with the right woman. If only he could persuade Lila to spend more time with him. He wants to be closer to her. He needs to. To romance her, but more than that…to protect her. Amazon KU
They were once my enemy…Now I’ll burn down the world to save them. There was a time when I believed I’d never find love. That females like me were only good for one thing. After all, my fated mate had rejected me, then tried to kill me. I’m just not that lost wolf girl anymore. I’m stronger and have a few secrets of my own. Now my ex-fated mate has returned for me, ready to destroy the bond I have with my four Viking alphas. Yet he has no idea the lengths I’ll go to protect those I love. AmazonKU
Sometimes we get second chances, even when we didn’t deserve them. Steelwick’s Alpha-Elect Armand left his den to seek a life that was his own, not one dictated by birthright, political negotiations, and forced matings. Now, more than a decade later, he is running the enforcer pack, making a difference to both human and shifter kind alike, and surrounded by people he cares about. Then why does he keep longing to go back to the den that only cared about power and positions? Omega bear Mathis’s life is in shambles. His true mate rejected him years ago, his den collapsed, and he is the sole provider for three children left in the aftermath of it all. He vows to love and protect them as his own, but being a single omega teetering between the human and shifter world is hard and Mathis isn’t sure he’s enough for the cubs. When things go from bad to worse and Mathis and the children are attacked by coyotes, he seeks refuge at a motel to regroup. The last person he expects to see there is Armand, his fated staring at him as if he recognizes their bond for the very first time. Amazon KU
Lowell Hemming is stuck. Grounded from his job as a photographer, this globe-trotting werewolf is pulling his hair out being back in his small hometown, with no end to the current situation in sight. The first Hemming to leave Cambric Creek in several generations, he’s feeling the pressure from his mother to move back home permanently, is chafed by his inescapable family name, and hasn’t gotten laid in months. When he picks up an intriguingly-worded flyer, he hopes that his boredom is about to come to an end. For the first time in her life, Moriah has an open door of possibility before her. Recently divorced, she owns her own home, her interior design business is thriving, and she’s free to do what she’s always wanted — travel the world. There’s only one thing holding her back — the desire to have a child. After trying for years, to the erosion of her marriage, she ready to put her dreams of travel aside and take drastic measures to get the one thing her heart desires above all else. Moon Blooded Breeding Clinic offers a unique service…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
A plucky, sardonic con artist must “prophesize” her way out of peril— discovering along the way that power and politics are nothing more than the stories sold as truth. Kalyna’s family has the Gift: the ability to see the future. For generations, they traveled the four kingdoms of the Tetrarchia selling their services as soothsayers. Every child of their family is born with this Gift—everyone except Kalyna. So far, Kalyna has used informants and trickery to falsify prophecies for coin, scrounging together a living for her deteriorating father and cruel grandmother. But Kalyna’s reputation for prophecy precedes her, and poverty turns to danger when she is pressed into service by the spymaster to Rotfelsen. Kalyna is to use her “Gift” to uncover threats against Rotfelsen’s king, her family held hostage to ensure her good behavior. But politics are devious; the king’s enemies abound, and Kalyna’s skills for investigation and deception are tested to the limit. Worse, the conspiracy she uncovers points to a larger threat, not only to Rotfelsen but to the Tetrarchia itself. Kalyna is determined to protect her family and newfound friends, but as she is drawn deeper into palace intrigue, she can no longer tell if her manipulations are helping prevent the Tetrarchia’s destruction—or if her lies will bring about its prophesized downfall. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Ever since she was a girl, Raliel Dark-Smile’s best friend has been the great demon that lives in the palace. As the daughter of the Emperor, Raliel appears cold and distant to those around her, but what no one understands is that she and the great demon, Moon, have a close and unbreakable bond and are together at all times. Moon is bound to the Emperor and his two consorts, Raliel’s parents, and when Raliel comes of age, she will be bound to Moon as well, constrained to live in the Palace for the rest of her days. Raliel is desperate to see the Empire Between Five Mountains, and she feels a deep kinship with Moon, who longs to break free of its bonds. When the time finally arrives for Raliel’s coming of age journey, she discovers a dangerous way to take Moon with her, even as she hides this truth from her travel companion, the beautiful, demon-kissed bodyguard Osian Redpop. But Osian is hiding secrets of his own, and when a plot surfaces that threatens the Empire, Raliel will have to decide who she can trust and what she’ll sacrifice for the power to protect all that she loves.
The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family—the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors—hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace. But that god cannot be contained forever. With the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison. And so it is that she embarks with her young companions on a five-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and a way to end the Moon Throne forever. The journey ahead will be more dangerous than any of them could have imagined. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
For the first time in this ancient, bloodstained story, the tournament is breaking. The boundaries between the city of Ilvernath and the arena have fallen. Reporters swarm the historic battlegrounds. A dead boy now lives again. And a new champion has entered the fray, one who seeks to break the curse for good… no matter how many lives are sacrificed in the process. As the curse teeters closer and closer to collapse, the surviving champions each face a choice: dismantle the tournament piece by piece, or fight to the death as this story was always intended. Long-held alliances will be severed. Hearts will break. Lives will end. Because a tale as wicked as this one was never destined for happily ever after. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Julien Doran arrived in sleepy Maudit Falls, North Carolina, with a heart full of hurt and a head full of questions. The key to his brother’s mysterious last days might be found in this tiny town, and now Julien’s amateur investigation is starting to unearth things the locals would rather keep buried. Perhaps most especially the strange, magnetic manager of a deserted retreat that’s nearly as odd as its staff. Eli Smith is a lot of things: thief, werewolf, glamour-puss, liar. And now the manager of a haven for rebel pack runaways. He’s spent years cultivating a persona to disguise his origins, but for the first time ever he’s been entrusted with a real responsibility—and he plans to take that seriously. Even if the handsome tourist who claims to be in town for some R & R is clearly on a hunt for all things paranormal. And hasn’t taken his brooding gaze off Eli since he’s arrived. When an old skeleton and a fresh corpse turn a grief errand into a murder investigation, the unlikely Eli is the only person Julien can turn to. Trust is hard to come by in a town known for its monsters, but so is time.
She’s just a small town girl, with big mythic dreams. Starr Weatherby came to New York to become… well, a star. But after ten years and no luck, she’s offered a big role – on a show no one has ever heard of. And there’s a reason for that. It’s a ‘reality’ show beyond the Veil, human drama, performed for the entertainment of the Fae. But as Starr shifts from astounded newcomer to rising fan favorite, she learns about the show’s dark underbelly – and mysterious disappearance of her predecessor. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep her dream job – though she might just bring down the show in the process.
Escape on a journey from the ordinary to the extraordinary with award-winning fantasy editor Paula Guran.This superbly curated collection explores myth and fable, dark and light—a heroic creature facing a dangerous demon; an earthly love facing the mossy decay of death. With tales of living ball gowns and timid monsters, of modern witches and multidimensional magic, these twenty-four stories will transport you from fantastical realms that push the limits of imagination to alternative realities mirroring much of our own. Discover bewitchment and wonder, the surreal and the chimerical, in a fantasy anthology representing a diverse array of accomplished talent from around the world . . . and perhaps beyond.
Leonas is a cranky panther shifter set in his ways. He handles security for an exclusive brothel and takes the safety of the staff at The Twig and Berries seriously, to the extent of sacrificing his personal life in favor of work. When the young vampire messenger Jeno shows up with heart eyes and disturbing news, Leonas is taken aback. Who is this curious youth and why is he hitting on Leonas of all people? More importantly, when is he leaving? Because Leonas has no time for romance. Though Jeno is running from a dark past, he can’t help but to stop in his tracks for Leonas. The grumpy cat shifter might be prickly on the outside, but inside? Well, Leonas is prickly there too. He needs someone like Jeno to escape the lonely trap of his own making. Will Jeno escape the snare of Hungary’s notorious opium slingers? Can Leonas break the chains of his past? Together, they stand a chance, but suffering alone is all they’ve ever known. Amazon KU
Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer. However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Amy Foster considers herself lucky. After she left the city and moved to the suburbs, she found her place quickly with neighbors Liz, Jess, and Melissa, snarking together from the outskirts of the PTA crowd. One night during their monthly wine get-together, the crew concoct a plan for a clubhouse She Shed in Liz’s backyard—a space for just them, no spouses or kids allowed. But the night after they christen the She Shed, things start to feel . . . off. They didn’t expect Liz’s little home-improvement project to release a demonic force that turns their quiet enclave into something out of a nightmare. And that’s before the homeowners’ association gets wind of it. Even the calmest moms can’t justify the strange burn marks, self-moving dolls, and horrible smells surrounding their possessed friend, Liz. Together, Amy, Jess, and Melissa must fight the evil spirit to save Liz and the neighborhood . . . before the suburbs go completely to hell. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
With the assassination of Telyan’s king, the time for peace has passed. Determined to make up for his failure to procure the stardust, Helos finds work as a healer at Fendolyn’s Keep, the historic garrison to which Telyan’s exiled royals—and half its civilians—have fled. Racing against the Fallow Throes’ ticking clock, he endeavors to repair his relationship with Prince Finley and dreams of his claim to a faraway throne, as the base around him prepares for war. Half a continent away, his sister Rora is doing everything she can to reawaken the land and end Eradain’s slaughter of magical beings. Still reeling from the revelation that Eradain’s violent monarch is her half-brother, she journeys to the kingdom determined to infiltrate his court in disguise—and finds the seeds of rebellion are already stirring. With a magical illness running rampant and the continent arming for battle, the three realms’ long-feared destruction seems inevitable. But the two shifters they believed would bring about Alemara’s ruin may in fact hold the key to its survival. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The windswept Scottish Highlands. Everything has changed. With new names and new lives, Dom and Kempthorne should be living their happy ending, but it’s not over yet. Kage Mitchell knows they’re alive and he’s discovered the single most devastating secret Kempthorne has yet to tell Dom. There is no other option. Kage Mitchell must die. But he’s the least of Kempthorne’s concerns. With their identities revealed, and a war brewing between latents and normals, the shadows are on the rise once again, and an old threat awakens beneath London. A threat that could change latents, and the world, forever. Kempthorne has spent his whole life running from his past. But now, the past is back, and alone, Kempthorne’s not strong enough to win this fight. When the terrible truth is revealed, will Dom forgive him enough to fight with him? Amazon KU
Sonya’s hot college professor boyfriend wants nothing more than for her to move in with him and settle down where he can keep her safe. But Sonya is no damsel in distress, let alone someone’s lap dog, even if he is a Viking descended werewolf hot as Thor. She has werewolves tangoing with madness to save, and a new mystery to solve when a coyote shifter shows up on her doorstep. Navajo women are going missing—skinwalkers to be precise. What’s worse, someone is turning them into coyote shifters, stripping them of their skinwalker powers. But before she even has a chance to dig into the mystery, she and her best bud, reaper Ayra Valdisdöttir, are summoned before the Caninus Council to answer for their part in an event that risked exposing their kind to the mundane world. Dancing with council politics quickly take a back burner when Sonya realizes her mother has gone missing—and the reason seems to be directly tied to the abducted skinwalkers. The appearance of an estranged relative she’s never met along with a warning of more to come—people with their own agenda that she shouldn’t trust—may be the curve ball that topples Sonya’s Atlas-sized load of problems. If she doesn’t find a way to hold it together, fend off the council’s denizens, and solve the mystery of the missing women, several people will die—herself included. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Once, I fell in love with a man who deceived me. For weeks, he stood by my side, twisting his words into pretty half-truths. He enraptured me with his smooth temptation, leaving no corner of my being untouched. He consumed my mind and my body, then finally claimed my heart for himself. But Caelum’s true identity is terrifying enough to bring me to my knees. Then, I discovered the truth of who he is. Caldris is whispered in the Nothrek wind. The legend we only speak of with hushed words, in shuttered rooms, for fear of drawing his wrath once again. His intentions are a mystery, his desires impure, and he seeks to shackle me to his side for all eternity. With the Wild Hunt as our guard, he points us back to where it all began: the village of Mistfell and the boundary where the Veil once shimmered in the wind. Now, another secret crouches, poised to change everything. The Mist Guard have been sworn to keep us from crossing into Alfheimr, and from treading Faerie soil, even if innocents must pay with their lives. They have orders to resurrect Mistfell’s shimmering barrier, but, once again, there’s a greater cost than what has been revealed. Once, the people of Northrek blamed me when the Veil fell. Soon, they’ll want me to pay the price the magic requires.
True Ramirez is not your typical omega. He’s big, he’s strong, and he’s head of security for his pack. He’s not the sweet, cuddly type. The idea of being mated never crossed his mind, because love isn’t for omegas like him. Sometimes, though, he can’t help but notice Morty, the alpha director of the local youth center True donates to. When brand-new computers get stolen from the center, True goes on a mission to get them back. He staunchly ignores the confusing feelings growing for Morty. After all, it could never be in the cards for them, right? Morton Willoughby is not your typical alpha. He’s short and doesn’t have as much toughness to offer as other alphas do. He’s been waiting all his life to find his dream omega, settle down, and have a family of his own. Now pushing forty, it seems like a pipe dream. He often wonders, what omega would want him? Instead, he puts his heart and soul into his three hundred kids at his community center. When a major theft occurs, Morty’s desperate for help. He calls donor and tough omega True Ramirez. True vows to get the stolen equipment back, but will Morty’s heart be stolen instead? Can True find the culprit? Will True and Morty realize that they’re perfectly mismatched? Will they give the Safehouse family a new addition? AmazonKU
Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic. They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likeable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home. AmazonKU
The princes are now kings. Everything changed during the four months her wrecked body took to recover, and now Jayden has no idea where she stands. While the people of the castle address her as ‘your grace’ or ‘my queen’ they have yet to marry or complete the mating bond. Not that it’d be a problem any longer. Her resistance had fled with her father, leaving her heart open for the triplets to slip inside. Yet romance and marriage seem to be the least of her problems. Now that her true alpha power has been exposed, Jayden’s life becomes a living hell of political men vying to use her for their own gain. Not only do the nobles salivate at the idea of what offspring the kings and her powerful alpha/omega blood can produce, but it seems the people around her know a hell of a lot more about her predicament than she does. Apparently, true alpha’s are the apex predator. Above supremes. Above kings. Above Gods. If she can harness it, then Ellion could be the powerhouse of the world for decades to come. But a dangerous shadow lurks in her own mind, threatening to swallow her whole. War is coming. In the midst of learning about her new power and attraction to the kings who help her wield it, enemies circle their country on all sides. During the years of peace, many other countries were gearing up for the opposite. Not only that, but Jayden’s father had done a hell of a job destroying their military strength on the way out, leaving their army in shambles. Can the kings and Jayden pull Ellion together before it’s too late? Amazon KU
Once upon a time, a series of portals opened on Earth, allowing magic to spill into the human world.
Houses were created. Supernaturals were assigned. And a new balance was formed. All new arrivals are required to join a House. But this is the tale of a goddess who refused and the House King who brought her to heel. Nyx. Goddess of Night. My newest obsession. The daring female killed one of my men. Which made it my job as the Gold and Garnet House King to make her pay. Oh, there were so many things I wanted to do with that disobedient little mouth of hers. But she was much stronger than she led anyone to believe. Now I’m left with a craving I can’t quite sate. Because one bite wasn’t enough. You may be the Goddess of Night, but I’m still your king. You will kneel. You will beg. And most importantly, you will bleed. Welcome to the House of Gold and Garnet, where power defines the monarchy and blood is a preferred currency. Proceed at your own risk. Amazon KU
Everything was finally going Eli’s way. Anxiety? Tolerable. Being a creep magnet? Sorted. Soulmate? Acquired. Vengeful god hellbent on ruining their lives? …Okay, so maybe Eli hadn’t solved that one yet. He shouldn’t have been surprised when Helios finally made his play, but now Eli has more problems in his lap than he ever thought he could manage. Who’s a neurospicy guy supposed to call on when he needs to get back the one person who means more to him than anything in the world? An army of his spicy friends, of course. Amazon KU
Captured by slavers, sold at auction to brutal orcs, and dragged halfway across the realm…I never thought I’d say this, but being kidnapped by a band of pillaging bandits wasn’t the low point of my life. No, that came when a massive, scarred orc king decided I was his mate and refused to let me leave his cave. Orcs are a vile race without a shred of propriety, and their king is the worst of all – he expects me to accept their wicked ways and doesn’t understand that my thoughts scatter whenever he removes his shirt. He insists on taking care of me – both my body and soul – and won’t take no for an answer. But trouble brews in this remote kingdom. The orcs are keeping secrets, and I want to learn the truth. And I’m no longer certain I want to return to the human world. Maybe I want to stay right here, in King Gorvor’s arms. Amazon KU
A white lotus. If you stumble upon one, you might thank the gods for your good fortune. It represents purity and wholesomeness. Usually. But when it’s left on the body of a student at The Academy, it’s something else. It’s a calling card. Things just went from bad to worse.
The only way for darkness to thrive is to destroy the light…Sabine owes her life to the two demon brothers who helped keep her hidden from the fae for the past ten years. When she learns Dax has been forced back to the Underworld to stand trial for his treasonous crimes, Sabine races to their volcanic home to save him. What she discovers is a long-hidden truth that will shape the future of their world, or potentially destroy it. Only an ancient weapon of power can shatter the portal’s bindings…The demons secretly recognize Sabine as the true queen of the Unseelie, and they’re determined to keep her for their own purposes. With her magic, they can escape the Underworld and declare vengeance on those who oppose them. But first, they must destroy all her ties to the light, including the man she loves.
Abraham didn’t need fate. He had his Beta. Alpha Abraham spent long hours successfully leading The Southern Pack. His pack is happy and prosperous. He even has his Beta Liam to help him de-stress at night. If only they didn’t have to keep their love a secret. Omega Elijah came with his father, the alpha of the Western Pack, to make alliances and get a stronger connection with other wolves. He wasn’t prepared to find his fated mated. And he definitely didn’t expect to see his fated mate totally in love with his Beta. Beta Liam has loved his Alpha as a friend and lover for as long as he can remember. He knows what Abraham needs in and out of bed better than any omega ever could. But maybe there is a way all three of them can benefit from fate. Amazon KU
Two of my boys are under my cousin’s enchantment. They don’t remember me, they don’t know that they are being manipulated, their minds controlled. They don’t remember that it’s me they want, not my cousin. My plan, my goal has changed. I’m not here to hurt them anymore but to help them. With the aid of the other two boys, we’re doing all we can to break the spell and stop my cousin’s nefarious plans which include killing the boys to take their power and then taking over the world. Nothing much. Only that. As my own magic awakes, I need to come to terms with who I really am and my new reality. Yet saving my boys is fast becoming my priority. Incredible as it may seem, I’ve fallen for them – all four of them. But my cousin isn’t done yet. She has power and plenty of aces up her sleeve. Will I be able to wrestle my boys away from her before it’s too late? Amazon Kobo
VS Note: All stories included are previously published.
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A confused new witch and a familiar with more attitude than aptitude! I’d barely accepted I was half magic-blood when my sister-from-another-mister showed up in a tacky van and dumped me in the witchness protection program. Now I’m stuck in a house with an arrogant warlock and an ancient gossip-loving witch in a neighborhood with more secrets than stray cats. I shouldn’t be here, for mortal’s sake, I’m 30 years old! Soon after arriving, I wake up as a cat and discover the chatter in my head since moving here has been the local cat population talking. Is this what’s made me so interesting to all the wrong people? I’m a witch who can shift? Maybe I need witchness protection after all. When someone with dark magic starts luring wayward teens away from the area, it leaves me questioning how good this protection program really is. But before I can learn how to stop blowing things up with my magic or turning into Abby the tabby, another teen witch goes missing. This time, I fear that she was taken to get to me, so its up to me and my fat tomcat familiar to save her. If I can’t, the darkness wont stop at me. It will come for us all. Amazon KU
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Alvarick thought blood mages were the worst of his problems. Now, he’s enmeshed in tower intrigue between his brother and his top advisors, all while trying to keep everyone from claiming Velden as their favorite playmate before the prophesied Yule bonding ritual to unite elfkind. Alvarick has two months to convince them true love is more important than magic when battling a blood demon.
Worst of all, Velden has no memory of the last two centuries, let alone the time they’ve spent together. The key to repairing his memory is the only thing keeping their goddess alive. There are two ways to complete the bonding ritual. Will the fate of all mortal life rest on a brotherly bond crafted from prophecy instead of love? Or will Alvarick and Velden’s true bond be the first stone cast at this glass tower of lies? Amazon KU
Bootlace is being hunted. Peace hasn’t come easy for the Stryker Pack, and for Bootlace, the sanctuary they’ve found feels too good to be true. His wolfish instincts are being riled up as a pretty woman with a load of secrets starts visiting him and asking questions she has no business asking. Danielle has been sent by an enemy, but who? He’s supposed to chase her out of the Stryker Pack territory and leave her alone, but there’s just something about her that draws his inner wolf to her. This is a bad idea. Chasing this she-wolf could drag him and his entire Pack back into another war, but there is this little sliver of hope that lives inside of him that he can be redeemable…and so can she. Danielle Truman is being hunted. She’s known peace in the wilds of Alaska, but when she’s chased out by bigger monsters than herself, she has to make a desperate move to get her home back. The mission? She must find the weaknesses of the Stryker Pack so that their enemies can snuff them out of existence entirely. The problem with that plan? Nothing is as it seems near Promise Falls, and Bootlace is very different from the rumors she’s heard about him. When it comes down to it, she has a job to do so she can finally go home. Too bad completing her mission will hurt Bootlace, because the more she gets to know him, the more it feels like hurting Bootlace will also hurt her. There’s a traitor in the Stryker Pack, and she’s dragging an army of monsters behind her. AmazonKU
One moment in time was all it took…I shouldn’t be here. I’m not even sure how I got here—wherever here might be. Angelique – I find myself swept into the arms of a stranger before he passes through a looking glass into another world. He tells me I am his fated mate and he is claiming me. I don’t know him…except he looks eerily familiar to the alpha in my successful wolf-shifter romance novels.
Rogan – Imagine my shock when I looked through the mirror my mother has magicked and my fated mate was on the other side. I did what any great alpha would do… I stepped through and took her. She is mine and I will not allow anything to take her from me. Not even another reality in the multiverse. Can Angelique find happiness with the alpha of the pack or will she somehow be pulled back through the looking glass? Amazon KU
When famous human musician Melody wakes two thousand years after a nuclear winter, she thinks she’s landed on the right side of a war. Fae are called the Tainted. They’re warped, mutated creatures who horde the bounty of the new magical land. It’s her job in the human city to sling propaganda in the form of daily songs performed to a select tower of elite. But this position makes her sought after by many, including a ghastly military man, the evil president of the new world, and an enigmatic stranger who turns up at her doorstep asking for help. Forrest is the good guy—the elf people go to when they want help, no questions asked. And when he learns he’s the only Guardian with the looks to pass as human, he accepts the job to infiltrate the enemy city and bring a kidnapped fae child home. He never counted on meeting a woman so extraordinary, he hardly believes she exists. Melody—the human harbinger—swiftly captures his heart and tempts him out of a long lifetime of celibacy. As trouble brews within the ranks of the human elite, Forrest and Melody must come to terms with their forbidden desires… and decide which sacrifice is worth the cost—one of their hearts, or one of freedom. Amazon KU
Book 1 in the Demonica series, in which a team of paranormal beings and humans guard the world from the forces of darkness. Matteo, a human agent, is surprised to be partnered with the newest arrival — the demon Vilmos, who prefers to work alone. When Vilmos upsets Matteo, he incurs the wrath of Priel and Ull, the team’s powerful angel and demon pairing. Priel and Ull consummate their love and Vilmos comes to care for Matteo, but no one realises dark and deadly forces are at work. Nor that Matteo is the key to the culmination of a long-planned revenge. When the powerful Ciaran unleashes his attack, angel, demon, and human must risk all to fight him, and Vilmos needs to find a way to save a mortally wounded Matteo.
Winifred “Winnie” Woods leads a quiet life without much excitement. After falling asleep while preparing for midterms, she expects to wake up in her cold dorm. Instead, much to her horror, she is a textile mill employee in 1905. Weeks later, she finds herself forcibly in Maxwell Carrington’s presence. Within minutes, she finds out she’s engaged to Maxwell and she is a wealthy young woman in this life. The sensible part of Winnie knows she should work on finding a way back, while another part of her wants to remain in the arms of her protective new husband. Can this new life be the one Winnie has always craved? Amazon KU
In an attempt to cleanse whatever entity Trina and I let into my house after our bout with a Ouija board, things have only gotten worse. When the entity begins to sap Drake’s strength, I realize I have to do something and that something needs to be done now…While Drake does definitely drive me crazy with his pretentious airs, his womanizing ways and his jealousy, the idea of coming home to an empty house leaves me feeling… well, empty. Yes, it’s true—I’m pretty fond of my ghostly Casanova. Meanwhile, whatever this entity is, it’s getting stronger and more aggressive. It appears to be mimicking the attacks of the Axeman, a murderer who terrorized New Orleans over one hundred years earlier. And there’s only so much Ryan can do to help me, considering he’s corporeal. When forced to make a decision to protect Drake, I’ll face a consequence that could put my blossoming relationship with Ryan on hold… forever. Amazon KU
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I’m a hidden Omega with murderous impulses…Can you blame me? With my designation it’s kill or be killed, or worse. Just ask my sister. After the Sanctuary thrust her into the arms of a monster, I swore I’d never follow in her footsteps. Not when I revealed five years ago, and not now. I’d make it alone. No Sanctuary. No Alphas. No plan. I didn’t really think it through. Even if I don’t need an Alpha to take care of me, my body does. And I’m running out of time to find one of my choice. With my heats getting closer to lethal every month and a vampire kingpin who knows my identity, my only hopes are the mysterious strangers investigating my long string of murders. Shan, the bland angel with a penchant for the rules (and making me follow them, even when he doesn’t). Caspian, an incubus-fae hybrid who’s equal parts sensual and vulnerable. Em, the team’s muscle who’s inexplicably absent from the investigation. Add in my sassy, cursed feline familiar and we have ourselves a party. And the best heat of my life, if I can bring myself to trust them with my secrets. But can I repair my frayed trust before it’s too late? Amazon KU
VS Note: Cliffhanger
Names have power. Even awful ones. I called myself Feather. But really? I was Useless. So I chose to save Sanctuary, though that meant I lost everything: my majestic sheets, my old name, my fudging body… and my sweet, sexy soulmate. When the super-hot and literally horny Rumple sends me back home, not everyone busts out the confetti. You’d think by sacrificing myself, I would have solved a lot of problems. But I only uncovered more, and made some new, powerful, glitter-hating enemies. When Protectors start to disappear, I’m stuck wandering through Sanctuary’s basement/sex dungeon to find them… and that’s where I discover a terrible truth. The real danger isn’t on the other side of the Great Gate. It was inside Sanctuary all along. Amazon KU
All I did was lock myself in the gas station’s bathroom…It seemed like the logical thing to do, considering the crappy way my date had gone, and the fact that said crappy date had tried to attack me. But then my date broke the bathroom door down. Luckily, a scarred, inked-up werewolf was there to save the day. He punched my date’s lights out…And then called me “mate” and started to hunt me. Growing up in Moon Ridge, I’d always known that werewolves were real, but I hadn’t expected to be mates with one; especially not the most jaded one in town. No number of tattoos can hide his scars, both physical and emotional, but maybe I can help him heal them. Or… maybe we’ll burn to the ground together. I guess only time will tell. Amazon KU
Danger Is In The Cards – Kira Talon’s future has never looked brighter. She’s got a new home in New Argana. Its brilliant and enigmatic leader Trevor Harrison has agreed to train her in magic. And as she settles into the next stage of her life, she’s finally beginning to get over her grief at the loss of her old friends. But when Harrison gets word of a high-ranking member of the Talented who wants to defect from her sadistic society and escape to New Argana, Kira knows her lifelong experience with the nonmagical community will be instrumental to the mission’s success. She and Harrison travel to one of the ground cities to find the woman, setting into motion a treacherous chain of events that will threaten them all. Meanwhile, Kira’s tale isn’t the only one revealed. From his beginnings as a young child witnessing a horrific murder, to his ascendance as the icy master of the Obsidian in Las Vegas, to the desperate act that leads to his discovery of his unprecedented magical talent and his background spanning two dimensions, Trevor Harrison’s history weaves its thread with Kira’s and lifts the veil on his mysterious past. Amazon KU
Thirty years ago the world as we know it was lost. Now humans live like rats, desperate for food and safety, the wall towering before us as a mocking reminder of what happened…The wall that keeps the monsters locked away from us. The wall that keeps us safe. The wall that every day I sneak through. I thought I was safe in the light beyond it’s scarred concrete, I thought I knew the way of the world, but when night falls and I’m trapped beyond the wall the monsters come out to play. In an explosion of shadows, claws and tails. Their black eyes tracking me like prey until he comes. Their leader… and he claims I’m his. I play along, I bide my time, but as past and present collide I find my carefully laid survival plan unravelling. The secrets the monsters keep making me realise the wall might not be to contain the monsters inside, but to keep the truth from getting out. But in that Forgotten City I find my purpose, my future. All the Monstrous Lies we were told coming unravelled and when they do sides must be chosen. Loyalties will be tested and the darkness might claim us all. AmazonKU
For humans and vampires, the rules of survival are the same: never trust, never yield, and always – always – guard your heart. The adopted human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya carved her place in a world designed to kill her. Her only chance to become something more than prey is entering the Kejari: a legendary tournament held by the goddess of death herself. But winning won’t be easy amongst the most vicious warriors from all three vampire houses. To survive, Oraya is forced to make an alliance with a mysterious rival. Everything about Raihn is dangerous. He is a ruthless vampire, an efficient killer, an enemy to her father’s crown… and her greatest competition. Yet, what terrifies Oraya most of all is that she finds herself oddly drawn to him. But there’s no room for compassion in the Kejari. War for the House of Night brews, shattering everything that Oraya thought she knew about her home. And Raihn may understand her more than anyone – but their blossoming attraction could be her downfall, in a kingdom where nothing is more deadly than love. Amazon KU
There is no worse betrayal than being kidnapped by the fae. Or so Delphine thought. She’s been torn from her home, forced to face the curse that plagued her since birth, and nearly murdered more times now than she can count—and yet that never broke her. No, not even the princes, not even the kings of faerie, managed to do that. But this, this most recent betrayal, just might. And that will be their downfall. The fae should have broken her before they made her stronger. With little magic to aid her, Delph must find her way back to the human realm to reach her brother before the fae prince Nyx. She made the foolish mistake of trusting him, even for a moment, only for him to prove himself to be the beast she once believed all fae to be. He’s dangerous, determined, willing to offer up anything in exchange for the magic that will save his dying kingdom. There’s one problem with that, however. So is Delphine…and it’s not just a throne or even her brother she’s trying to save, it’s the whole human race. The tides are turning between the realms. Loyalties are shifting. Fates aligning. Something changed the night the Starlight Fae witnessed one of their own die. Nothing is certain except for this—Delphine is finally going back. She’s finally going home. Only, she isn’t going back alone. This time, she’ll have the royalty of not one, but two fae realms at her side. For better or worse, the fate of all realms is about to be decided. Amazon KU
My family is certain I’ll settle with a boring, law-abiding pack before I graduate from Omega University, but I have other plans. Dangerous ones that break laws, but what’s life without a little risk? With a little practice, my sticky fingers turn to skilled pickpocketing and I discover who I’m truly meant to be: a thief. When a bank robbery that was meant to help me find financial freedom goes haywire, I’m taken hostage by a rough group of men. They have no idea who they’ve taken, but they’re about to find out. No one kidnaps Jo Walsh and gets away with it. I hate them for taking my money, but respect them for their cunning plans. While I plot their demise, part of me wonders if this isn’t the pack I’ve been destined for all along. They’re not good, but then again, neither am I. Can I find a home in a nest of thieves? Amazon KU
After a bad year stuck at a job she hated, feeling less and less fulfilled each day, Maribelle decided to pack up her life and head back to the place she remembered feeling the happiest. The cabin where she spent her summers with her grandmother when she was still alive. A place full of folklore about the creatures who lived in the woods, stories Maribelle always thought were the silly, superstitious ramblings from an old lady. It turns out there were creatures. And one of them had set his sights on her. Amazon KU
Condemned is the second book in a trilogy filled with fun and adventure. It ends on a major cliffhanger!! Take care that the heroine will end up having more than one love interest. Her partners can shift into demon form, so there might be some monster action – please don’t read this book if you are put off by this sort of thing. If you’re adventurous, hop in because the water is warm…and getting warmer. Make that, hot! Amazon KU
As a Spirit Witch, seventeen-year-old Callie has magical powers that rival gods, but having control over the four elements and life itself won’t help her with her current problem: falling in love with her five supernatural best friends. Tired of stifling her feelings with a heart that refuses to choose, she’s ready to come clean about what she wants and prays to the goddess they all can love her enough to share. Meanwhile, Felix is realizing that coming back from the dead isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it requires living someone else’s life, Kaleb is growing distant, Nolan is acting erratic, Connor is hard at work trying to save his mate bond, and Donovan is stuck trying to save them all from themselves. It’ll be a miracle if they make it through the rest of their junior year of high school. AmazonKU
Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose—to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present. Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift—an eerily familiar gift—and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake. As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields—other faces, identities that threaten my very life. Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart.
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