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.
He hunted me. He captured me. Now he vows to make me his bride. For three years, I’ve been stuck on this alien planet. Three years of protecting my sister from the brutal Xorian Warlords. Three years, and I never considered what I’d do if one of them chose me. Now I belong to the fearsome leader of the Orakas desert tribe, but I’m not just his prisoner. I’m his Ezarri. His queen. And he says I will warm his bed each and every night. Amazon KU
This grumpy soldier wants to guard her life, but she only wants to guard her heart. Jace’s glorious career as an Invicta warrior is cut short when he is assigned guard duty for a tiny alien baby. Just because he’s a glorified nanny for the frustratingly irresistible little bundle, doesn’t mean he has forgotten his duty. But when the baby’s adoptive mother shows up, his heart and libido are both thrown into a hurricane of need swirling around the little Terran. Susannah is leaving her home world to find peace and love by adopting a baby. She expects the two will live alone on the frontier, far from any man she could inadvertently fall for and harm with the curse that was placed on her years ago. When she finds out the achingly gorgeous and dead serious guard who delivered the baby will be living with them, she isn’t sure how she can resist their mutual attraction. When strange things begin to happen on her land, she and the burly warrior will have to work together to solve the mystery and keep baby Zeke safe. And every dangerous situation seems to wind her up in his arms.
Jace can tell she’s desperate to resist him. But his frantic need for her weighs more and more heavily on his heart. If they want to start a life together, this serious pair might have to find a way to lighten up. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Can a weary alien warrior and a wary human widow learn to love again? The life of a warrior is all Callum has ever known, but after a long, meaningless war he is tired of fighting. Instead, he chooses to accompany his brothers in arms to a new life on a backwater planet and finds an unexpected peace in the hard work of restoring their isolated ranch. When his former commander finds a bride amongst the human settlers nearby, he has no intention of following in his footsteps. He learned long ago that females could not be trusted – not even the deliciously curvy female with the sad eyes who haunts his dreams. Pearl married young – only to find out that the charming man she married was a monster behind closed doors. Although she stayed with him for the sake of her sister, now that he’s gone she has no intention of becoming involved with another male – not even the big, silent alien warrior who arouses long forgotten feelings. When Pearl is forced to go to Callum for help, the two of them are trapped together. Is the overwhelming attraction between them enough to overcome the wounds of the past? And will an unexpected enemy destroy any chance of a future together? Amazon KU
If there’s something Ravenna Chastain knows, it’s when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she’s a witch, it’s easy to walk away from her dead-end career, ready for a new start. But where to find a job that would allow her to use her very specialized skill set? The answer is clear: she becomes a matchmaker. But even a successful matchmaker can’t find someone for everyone, and Ravenna considers Ethan Sweetwater her first professional failure. After nine failed dates, Ravenna knows it’s time to cut Ethan loose. But Ethan refuses to be fired as a client—he needs one final date to a business function. Since Ravenna needs a date herself to a family event, they agree to a deal: she will be his (business) date if he will be her (fake) date to her grandparents’ anniversary celebration. What Ethan fails to mention is that attending the business function is a cover for some industrial espionage that he’s doing as a favor to the new Illusion Town Guild boss. Ravenna is happy to help, but their relationship gets even more complicated when things heat up—the chemistry between them is explosive, as explosive as the danger that’s stalking Ravenna. Lucky for her, Ethan isn’t just an engineer—he’s also a Sweetwater, and Sweetwaters are known for hunting down monsters.
A WOMAN WHO SEES EVERYTHING . . .Few people know the name Vesper Quill. To most folks, I’m just a lowly lab rat who designs brewmakers and other household appliances in the research and development lab at the powerful Kent Corp. But when I point out a design flaw and a safety hazard in the new line of Kent Corp spaceships, everyone knows who I am—and wants to eliminate me. I might be a seer with a photographic memory, but I don’t see the trouble headed my way until it’s too late. Suddenly, I’m surrounded by enemies and fighting for my life. I don’t think things can get any worse until I meet Kyrion Caldaren, an arrogant Regal lord who insists that we have a connection, one that could be the death of us both. A MAN WHO CAN’T FORGET HIS PAST . . .The name Kyrion Caldaren strikes fear in the hearts of people across the Archipelago Galaxy. As the leader of the Arrows, the Imperium’s elite fighting force, I’m used to being a villain, as well as the personal assassin of Lord Callus Holloway. Even the wealthy Regals who live on the planet of Corios are afraid of me. But everything changes when I meet Vesper Quill. I might be a powerful psion with telepathic, telekinetic, and other abilities, but Vesper sees far too many of my secrets. Thanks to an arcane, unwanted quirk of psionic magic, the two of us are forced to work together to unravel a dangerous conspiracy and outwit the deadly enemies who want to bend us to their will. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
All Jo ever wanted was to support her coven and use her powers for good, but after she accidentally hurts a member of the clan, she goes into exile while trying to get a grip on her magic. Jo is convinced a little time away from the clan and her nemesis, Tibik, is just what she needs to hone her craft and clear her head. But she soon discovers that Niro’s caves are a bit too crowded for her liking. When Niro’s sister, Alu, shows up unexpectedly for dinner and offers her a place to stay in exchange for a spell that will rid her pet bird of an ancient spirit, Jo jumps at the chance to get a little more space. Not long after Jo arrives at Alu’s cottage, she learns that things are not what they seem, and she must stay in order to protect Alu from dangers that seem to lurk in every corner of the jungle surrounding her home. As Jo and Alu spend more time together, tensions rise, and it becomes harder for them to resist each other. The closer they become, the more they start to wonder if it’s just a crush, or a love that could send them to their knees. Amazon KU
VS Note: From AUG 5
A hundred teens. A thousand broken promises. A future built on lies. Fyve and Halo passed The Oasis Trials and boarded the promised ship, alongside a hundred teens carefully chosen by the mythical force known as Terra. They expect to sail to Tomorrow Land—a place where food is plentiful and opportunities abound. What they don’t expect is to meet Terra herself…As danger winds its way through the decaying ship, Fyve and Halo must try to put together the pieces of the most complex puzzle they’ve encountered yet. How is Terra managing to control things that can’t possibly be controlled? Why are people disappearing, and where are they being taken? And what’s in the secret section of the ship that Fyve and Halo were never meant to discover? As the search for tomorrow becomes a quest to make sense of today, Fyve and Halo will need to draw on their strengths to get one step ahead of a power who’s been manipulating them all along. Amazon KU
Adrian Davis thought getting on a real-life, ‘beam me up, Scotty’, transport pad was adventure enough. Visiting her mother—and the Atlan beast her mom had chosen as a mate—on another planet? Setting foot in an Atlan prison? Completely crazy. Like totally, bat-shit, what-the-hell-was-she-doing-with-her-life crazy. She was supposed to spend a few days wandering around with her twin sister, seeing the sights, expanding her horizons. The trip was supposed to be a much needed break from the hectic schedule she was keeping in school. She was only nineteen. She had plans. Finish college. Medical school. Husband. House. Two-point-five perfect kids and a golden retriever named Buddy. All that changed with one roar of pain. She heard him. A beast. He was out of control, locked behind an impenetrable wall, alone. Suffering the agony of mating fever. Ready to die. Forsaken. Adrian can’t let him go. She will have to fight a centuries old system, warlords on another world, and the beast himself to get what she wants. To save him. To keep him for herself.
He wakes with fire in his veins, and at first, that pain is all he knows. He is born of obsession, magic, and the storm raging above his creator’s laboratory. They tell him that his name is Davidson, or Davy Dearest, the beloved of the doctor who brought him back to life. He cannot speak when he wakes, but the doctor doesn’t seem to mind. Perhaps because it keeps him from saying that he doesn’t remember a life before waking up. Keeps him from saying that he doesn’t feel anything but fear for the doctor. But the doctor’s assistant, Gio, seems to understand. He’s always there to help, to reteach the things Davidson has forgotten with patience and kindness. But if he really is Davy, love of the doctor’s life, then why is he drawn more and more to the kind, quiet Gio? As clues from Davy Dearest’s life start to pile up, the picture they paint is more grim than he could have imagined, and it sets Davidson and Gio on a dangerous path to freedom and redemption. Lightning Born is an MM horror retelling of Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus, as part of the collaboration Monsters & Mayhem: An MM Horror Collection, adapting some of your favorite classic horror stories with an MM romance twist. It contains themes darker than the average Sam Burns book, including suicide, so take care and keep that in mind before you dive in! Amazon KU
Can one human woman seduce the most powerful males in the galaxy? I’m about to find out. When the Aelyd mafia took my best friend, I decided to go looking for her. These aliens have been looking for brides – for vessels – and I know she must be in trouble. Now I’ve found myself entangled with three alien crimelords, all of whom want me as their mate. Keon, the Deviant Prince of the Ganivet Family. Atlas, the Ganivet Boss, known as the Untouchable Man. And Corvus, the stoic, deadly assassin playing them both. I’ll have to tread carefully to trap these men in my web, but I’ll do it using my wits, my charm, and my body. And hopefully I won’t get caught myself. AmazonKU
Scaron – I go out on a hunting expedition and what do I return with? An alien female. I’d toss her out, but…she’s absurdly appealing to me. The longer I allow her to live on my ship, the less I want to kill her. With a looming showdown against our enemy to prepare for, the last thing I need is a female distracting me, but I cannot stay away and I would kill to protect her. Wyn – I’m stranded on this planet and captured by aliens who are battling against enemies who want to kill them for some healing liquid their living ship produces. How did I go from living a quiet life as a medical doctor to this? To top it off, their leader is a red-eyed, dagger-wielding male with a smirk that makes my knees weak and a kiss that sets me on fire. Is he my enemy or the best thing to ever strut into my life? When a terrible attack calls my medical skills into use, Scaron and I must work together to save the lives of his people and defend against an enemy that shocks me to my core. Humans know this planet better than I thought and it will take a united front of allies—who I thought were dead—to escape with our lives. Amazon KU
From Captive to Consort and Chosen. Lord Teo’s love holds Raphael Lewis of the Mars Colony firmly, giving him everything he’s ever wanted – love, commitment, fidelity. Agreeing to convince the inhabitants of Ta’Kun to accept a compromise from the Chi’NoSa, Raphael is ready to do what he must to heal Ta’Kun, save the Ta’kunisi from destruction, and Lord Teo from disgrace. He did not know he would be repudiated, left defenseless and alone, only to be betrayed for being who he is and what he can give. Raphael’s life is held in the balance between love and loss. Will Teo save Raphael, or will their love become a sacrifice to the Chi’NoSa? Amazon KU
Davinia – Sell over a million dollars of programmable hover vacs in a month, get a hefty commission check, and win an all-expenses paid trip to Ubaid Space Station. That’s the promise, and I deliver on my end of the bargain. What I get for my trouble is a “supervised” guided tour of the station, surrounded by other humans. I came for the extraterrestrial experience, not the poorly cooked chicken parmesan in the Earth-centric resort restaurant. So, who can blame me if I slip my leash by bribing the tour guide to let me escape yet another mind-numbingly boring museum trip? After an encounter with a gray alien lands me a hot tip on the best place to find excitement on this station, I end up in a bar in the most dangerous sector of the Leisure Ring. I also meet the extraterrestrial of my dreams—at least, he can be for the remainder of my vacation. Yes, he’s an Okihan, known as a “fox-man” to us humans, and yes, he looks very roguish, even with that super fluffy tail of his, but he reassures me that he’s not a pirate. He works for the Cosmic Syndicate, all official-like. He’s charming, rakish, and probably more than a little disreputable, and I might be playing in a much larger sandbox than I’m accustomed to, but I just can’t resist giving in to his flirtation. I came to Ubaid Space Station searching for adventure, and Suda Eran promises to take me on one, but I probably shouldn’t trust him, because the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that he’s already stealing my heart. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not romance but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note. Some re-release material mixed with new.
Spaceships, man-eating lesbian mermaids, swords, spears, demons, ghouls, thieves, hitchhikers, and life in the margins. Margaret Killjoy’s stories have appeared for years in the science fiction and fantasy magazines both major and indie. Here, we have collected the best previously published work along with brand new material. Ranging in theme and tone, these imaginative tales bring the reader on a wild and moving ride. They’ll encounter a hacker who programs drones to troll CEOs into quitting; a group of LARPers who decide to live as orcs in the burned forests of Oregon; queer, teen love in a death cult; the terraforming of a climate-changed Earth; polyamorous love on an anarchist tea farm during the apocalypse; and much more. Killjoy writes fearless, mind-expanding fiction that is redefining the genre. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Stone cold monsters have always ruled my world. And now one rules my heart. All my life, an inanimate stone gargoyle has stood watch over my tiny house. His eyes have watched me suffer as I carried the weight of others on my back. And now he has come to life. To kill those who have tormented me. Levias is a gargoyle who has heard my screams of anguish. He’ll do anything to keep me safe. Whether it’s slaughtering my enemies or hiding me away, he won’t hesitate. But there’s one thing he can’t take by force. It’s the one thing he wants more than anything. I know that it’s his anyway. He just needs to ask. And what is it? My heart. Amazon KU
There are many complications a girl can encounter after a one night stand during a pleasure cruise…
Sleeping with the wrong guy is undoubtedly the most common. I had no idea what I was doing, of course. Far from being an expert on relationships — casual or otherwise — I actually find the rules of engagement hugely challenging… which is probably how I managed to break them all. Consequence One: I came on too strong and my “moves” seduced an alien warrior into a marathon-level, forbidden horizontal tango that rocked my world to the point of exhaustion. Consequence Two: The scarred, brooding, and oh-so-gorgeous Bezarni warrior — Barrett No-last-names-thanks — then left before I woke up…So he could start his new job as my boss. It happens. I know. It would almost be manageable, except…There’s a war going on and Intergalactic Alliance regulations dictate that we can’t be together — which only complicates things further when fate and the universe have other very saucy ideas. Apparently that one glorious night bound us for life, and the side effects of being Barrett’s mate are terribly… inconvenient. Working under him is torture. All I want to do is get… well, under him. And he knows it — freakin’ telepathic stud. My only comfort is that our bond assures me he feels the same. Every time he lowers his guard to let me in, I know he’s determined to make a life with me regardless of the many obstacles we’ll face. One epic night, we broke all the rules — and we’re going to have to keep breaking them, no matter the cost. Because I didn’t sleep with the wrong guy…I slept with Mr. Right. Amazon KU
Commander AJ Norris volunteered to investigate a rogue general mining deadly minerals on Neodyma, expecting to find a civilization frozen in time. Humans who traveled through a portal from Earth millennia ago, taking their ancient way of life with them. She’s confident that with her advanced mental abilities she can handle the primitive inhabitants. Captured sneaking into General Tok’s mountain fortress, AJ discovers mind control doesn’t work on him or his guards. Tok locks her away with the other females in Petra, all of them prisoners in the Lyceum, a harem he provides for his men. But first she’ll be punished in the town square. Atlantean warrior Kaden is in Petra undercover. From the moment the general invites him to witness AJ’s punishment, he’s intrigued. Unlike the meek women in the Lyceum, she’s fearless, facing her sentence defiantly. When Tok gives AJ to him for the night, she tells Kaden a holographic partner has always satisfied her physical needs on Earth. He’s determined to introduce her to the thrill of being in the arms of a real man. Over time the rough warrior wins her respect – and awakens dark desires she never knew she had. Desires he satisfies, leaving her breathless and trembling. When she sees him with another female at the Lyceum, Kaden awakens other feelings she’s never experienced. Jealousy. And heartbreak. She trusted him with the truth about her mission. But can she trust him with her heart? Amazon KU
Max Steele, a former cyborg marine ranger, returned to Earth with his team to restore law and order to the North American West. He is on his way to Northern California to take over securing order in the San Francisco megalopolis. Although he preferred his rural territory, he knew he wasn’t needed. Max considered himself socially repressed and was not looking forward to dealing with people in the urban ruins. He even worried he would put off his genetic mate if he ever found her. Falyn Wayne is running for her life from four men on her horse Argus. Max sees them from the air and decides to intervene, putting himself between the men and the fleeing woman. Sending them on their way, he finds Falyn standing over her downed horse with a pistol sobbing because it has broken its leg, and she needs to end his suffering. Max stops her, but as he approaches, Falyn shoots him. AmazonKU
My dreams of marrying a hot alien came true— except the grumpy brute can’t stand me. I am the only one excited —okay, delighted— at finding myself married to a hulking, alien warlord. I’ve always been into scales and tails, and this big green beefcake is right up my alley. Except, he’s not into me. But I want my fun, and that’s the very least I can get out of this arranged marriage. I’m determined to get my way, and I’m sick of being ignored. When my grumpy husband leaves for the capital, I have an evil plan: stow away on his ship and wear him down with my sunny disposition. Except, he’s not going to the capital. He’s scoping out a secret base, and he is furious with me. But when the enemy Roth board our ship, endangering his mission and me, his grouchy front cracks. If we want to survive, he’ll have to realize there’s more to me than sunshine and rainbows. And I’ll have to figure out if I’m brave enough to give him what he wants: love. Amazon KU
One day, we awoke to find that the world had stopped turning and the sky had turned to ash. The streets are quiet, and even the birds have stopped singing. It can’t be just us because we’ve lived through so many more horrors than anything that could possibly be outside of these walls. Being alone would be even crueler than still being with her. We know that there have to be more survivors.
We’ll find them because our supplies are running low. The world may be crumbling down around us, but we’ll do what’s necessary to go on. But how much consumption does it take before we finally free ourselves? Amazon KU
Hero Chaser isn’t just the name of my signature cocktail, it’s my not so secret identity. While Vanguard City’s supers celebrate victories with a few drinks, I’m plotting conquests like a supervillain. Gotta love a man in nothing but a cape and utility belt. But my carefree life comes to a grinding halt when a huskular teleporter saves my life and has me reconsidering my policy about no second dates. Can one man really be my everything? Especially when I have to share him? I may not get the chance to find out. My boss decides to sell the bar to an arrogant super and there’s a new team of villains terrorizing the Ward. I’m gonna need a stiff drink if I’m gonna survive this. And maybe a stiff…
I will do whatever it takes to get what I want…and what I want is to avoid going to jail on Earth. So when I learn that Vos Klavoii, the Alien Bride Games Administrator, has a secret he’ll do anything to keep, I decide I will use the information to blackmail my way into the Bride Lottery. Now I just have to find a Khanavai warrior who won’t ask too many questions before agreeing to marry me. The one thing I can’t afford to do is fall in love. If only that giant pink alien will quit snooping around, maybe I’ll be able to keep this con running long enough to get to Khanav Prime–and safety. AmazonKU
Nin is huge, all-powerful, and determined to claim her. Rae worked for a bosshole at a marketing agency and survived an expensive and crappy divorce. Suddenly a light flashed, and not one but three alien men crashed in her backyard with a mission that both terrifies and intrigues her at the same time. Erion men will bond to their women forever. And once pair bonded, these men don’t let go. Taking her body and claiming her as his mate is not only a desire but his obligation and the only way to survive.
VS Note: Steampunk. Not listed as a romance.
Jeremy Smith lost his arm when it was blown off by a scatterbomb in the battle at Antietam. Now he’s known as Ryder, and follows the telegrams across the West, sent blindly to him from desperate people hoping to find justice, or just someone who cares enough to help. Ryder’s got an iron clockwork arm, given to him during the war by the brilliant Mexican doctor Ferdinand Santos. Santos has built Mexico into a world power, controlling territory from Alaska all the way to South America.
Lucy Monroe is descended from an American president. She takes her heritage and her job as a secret agent in the Presidential Auxiliary Service very seriously. Lucy and her team are sent to Sierra Blanca, Texas with one mission: to make sure that Santos’s empire-building stops at the Rocky Mountains. And no one is going to get in her way. Ryder ends up in Sierra Blanca after he receives a mysterious telegram asking for his help. He has no idea who sent it, but somehow he lands right in the middle of a territorial tug-of-war between Santos and the U.S., which is still recovering from the war, just like Ryder is. Lucy doesn’t trust him, and he doesn’t trust her—or her crew of knife-wielding, gun-toting fake waitresses. His old commanding officer arrives in Sierra Blanca, now working for Santos, and dead bodies start piling up. The tensions are high and danger is always nearby, so why is it all he can think of is finding out where Lucy hides all those nifty weapons under her ever-changing disguises? He’s iron-arm deep in clockwork bad guys, murderous waitresses, an irresistible, cantankerous spy, English Navaho airship troopers, and a whole lot of scatterbombs. And he and Lucy are standing right in the center. Good thing they’re both armed and dangerous.
I was an omega—an anomaly in a world of betas. A throwback, or so the kindly doctor told me. Then she offered me a form of chemical sterilization to take away my ‘unnatural’ urges. I didn’t take her up on the offer, although I was too young to understand at the time. But I didn’t fit in and never would. Until I met William Bremmer and found a connection for the first time in my life. But fate had other plans, and catastrophic circumstances would send me to a primitive, uncivilized land outside the wall. A place I’d secretly fantasized about. A place where all the alphas lived. *Part one of a trilogy. Slow burn with a Cliffhanger ending. Content advisory for trilogy: Extremely dark, graphic content, mind-games and manipulation, SA, violence, and gore. Heroes in this book range from sweet to pitch black. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but scifi with an interesting concept, I thought.
How do you save the world when you can’t see it? Earth was destroyed…In order to survive, some choose to join high-tech communities. Those who didn’t were left to fend for themselves on a hideous and decimated planet. Two separate worlds: the Real and the Unreal. Channel lives in the Unreal. Retinal implants create an augmented reality to hide what humanity did to Earth.
What if those implants are hiding something even more sinister than a ruined climate? What if everything she knows has been a lie? What if Channel’s coding skills are used to keep that deception and illusion alive? For the first time, the world will have a chance to know the truth – if Channel can survive long enough to figure out what is real…And how to save it. AmazonKU AB
When the Global Allegiance terminated all Cyborgs, rumors were rampant that they still existed, either hidden away with wealthy collectors or—even more scandalous—part of the Cyborg Rebellion. Nara – How the heck had I ended up here? I’m a nerdy red headed scientist that wanted to spend her time figuring out a way to do what only Dr. Shaw had done so far-create cyborgs…spoiler alert-I did.
But all that accomplished was to put a target on my back and put the three newly created cyborgs I love in jeopardy. When the rebellion came knocking I decided to take my chances with them…with him. Brone. The biggest cyborg of them all. And he’s decided I’m his. Beneath his massive size and strength beats the heart of a sweet cyborg who flirts like he was designed for it. But I’m keeping secrets. Ones that could destroy the already battered and weary cyborg rebellion. I only wanted to keep my three cyborgs safe. And maybe have my first kiss with a certain Tank Class. Those chasing me will never stop. I refuse to allow anyone else I care for to get hurt. But what happens if the only choice I have left is to walk away? And can I really leave the rebellion, my cyborgs and the Tank Class I think I could call my own behind?…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance although the main characters are married, but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.
Kendra Cassidy thought that by toppling the Solarian Union she could end a bloody war she never wanted. But the Union of Artemis has risen from the ashes, bent on destroying the Terran Federation and slaughtering the rebels on Luna. Vasilia Newling has wiped out one of the four ruling Families, imprisoned another, and declared herself Empress. With a compliant and complicit First Councilor, there’s nobody left to rein in her ambition, or her bloodlust. When the United Earth Government turns against her, Kendra wishes nothing more than to forget it all and flee to the stars with her wife and children. But her allies, her friends, her ohana, need her on Earth, standing up for them. Now everyone Kendra loves is in the path of the firestorm, and she must decide who and what to sacrifice. Aided by her fellow dreamers, Kendra and her Terran Federation struggle to resist the looming threat of the Union. Plots, counterplots, espionage, treachery, all set against a backdrop of personal courage. Both sides know that there is no victory without cost, but who will pay the price?
Regi and Dante landed on one of the Empire’s border planets while the exalteds try to understand the involvement of the gods. Regi’s people are xenophobic, so he’s determined that his crew will make a good impression. The alternative is unthinkable, especially with so many Kowri suggesting that the gods would rather see the outsiders dead rather than show them respect. Dante wants to avoid the brewing political fight. He has never enjoyed politics—not on Earth, much less around aliens he barely understands. Give him a stable and alien horses to learn to ride instead. But when a certain goddess of poisons is involved, he will be dragged into the conflict whether he wants to be there or not. With Dante’s life in danger, Regi cannot remain neutral. He won’t take a stand on the conflicts between the Coalition and the Empire, but for Dante he will challenge the universe itself. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Let the good times roll! That’s Ava Martin’s retirement plan at least, until gray aliens abduct her from the middle of the Nevada desert. In her hair rollers no less! Talk about a rude awakening for this UFO skeptic. And her sexy, winged rescuer is no help either; he’s more concerned about obeying orders. Seems like there’s only one way for her to get home—hijack his ship. All in the line of duty. The grays have been a burr in Captain Sovah Raptorclaw’s wing throughout his law-enforcement career, and now they have absconded with half his crew. If only the crazy stopped there. The stunning female he has rescued is from a planet he has never heard of, and she has him breaking every rule to keep her in his life. Together, Ava and Sovah must make a daring rescue, return a cow (and other Earthlings) home, and end the grays’ reign of terror. But, can they do it all without losing each other in the process?
Of all the things that could have landed in her yard… it had to be him. For most people, finding a half-naked superbeing in their yard might be a dream come true. Unfortunately for Gracie Castro, it’s the exact opposite. Especially when he’s grouchy, rude, and shows no signs of leaving anytime soon.
But when a hero of mankind needs you, you do what you have to. Even if it compromises everything you know. And totally changes your life. Amazon KU
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VS: Next on my backlist would be the spin off Badari Gladiators series and book one is KYDEN! I’always been fascinated by gladiators (think “Last Days of Pompeii” and Spartacus) but these are scifi gladiators!
Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.
Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself. Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker. And discovers she’s his fated mate.
Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…Or can they?
KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?
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Framed for the grisly murder of his shellan, Kane is condemned to the notorious prison camp—unaware of the dark truth behind his arranged mating. Centuries later, when he is horribly burned while attempting to save others, he prays he’ll finally be reunited in the Fade with his mate…not knowing what revelations await him. Nadya is a self-taught nurse who does what she can to ease the suffering of the prisoners. When Kane comes under her care, she cannot help but empathize with his condition for very personal reasons—and as the guards take him away one last time, she fears he is facing a terrible death. After a daring rescue, Kane is offered a treatment that will change his very nature. Choosing life, for the time being, he goes back for the female who took such good care of him—but his duty to Nadya sets him on a collision course with his own past. When long-buried secrets are exposed, his self-destruction is inevitable…unless true love can save his soul.
Skye Jamenson-Anderson knows the legacy she must live up to. She’s the daughter of warriors and the granddaughter of the late Alphas who sacrificed everything so their den could survive. Though she feels she doesn’t have a place in her Pack, she does everything in her power to keep them and their allies alive—including saving the Aspen Alpha. As Alpha of the Aspen Pack, Chase Leyne knows a thing or two about one’s legacy. He’s the son of a traitor and the most powerful wolf in his territory. He also knows without a doubt that Skye is not his mate. When the two decide to lean on another in every way possible, they both go in knowing nothing forever can come out of it. The enemy is stepping up their game and threaten the stability of the alliance forged in blood. With one bite, Chase and Skye’s world changes, and the one thing that is keeping them apart might be the only promise to save their Packs and their future. AmazonKU AB
The war didn’t start with us. But it’ll end with us. It’s time to return to Wraithwood Academy. The trial by fire of the Hells forged us all in new ways, but two things remain certain: I’ll have to face down my father. And when I do, my men will be standing by my side. The knight. The genius. The unlikely lord. The unlikely consigliere. And the only one who can take down a man who’s become a demon: a demon who struggles to become a man. The battle for our future has arrived. AmazonKU
As soon as the universe offers you something good, it really likes to throw you a curveball. You know, for balance. Man, when were things going to calm down? Ha! Wishful thinking at its finest. After one of our many enemies makes a life-shattering move against us, Tae and I are running for our lives again. The witches are hot on our heels, adding to our myriad of problems. And the drama keeps on piling up. If it wasn’t for Tae Frost, billionaire vampire and my number one obsession, I couldn’t handle any of this. I’d have fallen apart ages ago, handing myself over to the shadows. And there are so many shadows, so many players in this damn game. The lines are blurring, trust a rare commodity nowadays. One day we’ll catch a break, get the chance to kick back and enjoy this thing blooming between us. What did I just say about wishful thinking? Amazon KU
He’d replaced his childhood ghosts with a lovably neurotic family. The shadows that chased him were finally laid to rest. He’d adopted a son and was about to marry the girl of his dreams. So why did he keep waiting for the other shoe to drop? Probably because it always does. After a prison break from the heart of the Privy Council, the supernatural community is shaken to the core. Despite Carter’s insistence that everything is business as usual, agents are still being targeted, Barnes’ forces are growing, and it’s impossible to know who to trust. In the days leading up to his wedding, Gabriel finds himself questioning all kinds of things he’d believed to be certain. Can a person with his history make a decent father? Can he learn to operate within the same ethical boundaries as the others? Will his compass ever point true north, or will it always be a little skewed? Sometimes happily ever after is only the beginning. Amazon Kobo
As the only vampire ever born, and the daughter of two very powerful Chicago vampires, Elisa Sullivan knew her life was going to be…unusual. But she wanted to make her own way in the world, preferably away from her famous family. Then supernatural politics—and perhaps a bit of destiny—intervened, and Elisa had to steady her nerves and sharpen her steel to fight for the city of Chicago. Luckily, Connor Keene, son of the North American Central Pack’s Apex wolf, is right by her side. When Elisa and her Ombudsman colleagues agree to escort a vulnerable supernatural to Chicago, they inadvertently set in motion a scheme of long-awaited magical vengeance. The city may pay an arcane price it can’t afford unless Elisa and her allies rise to the challenge. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Hey, you! Yes, you. Dear Reader, I’m firmly entrenched in a fresh hell. Though it pains me to ask: I need your help. Once upon a time, I was a normal (if sullen) teenage girl. Now, I’m the Queen of freaking Hearts (long story). Like Alice, like those old books, like Wonderland. Only … this isn’t Wonderland just yet. I’m ruling a nightmare kingdom known as Underland, full of magic, mystery, and some seriously fucked-up baddies. At least I have nine gorgeous husbands (with nine gorgeous … uh, staffs) to rule beside me. But four warring kingdoms, tea laced with hallucinogens, pissed-off angels, and a vampire cult? I’m going to need all the help I can get. That, and a crash course on how to be married to nine dudes. Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Duke, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Caterpillar, and the King of Hearts. Wrap your mind around all of those weirdos escorting you to balls, buying you swords, killing assassins trying to gun you down in the market. Yeah, my life is weird, but I own it. I’m here to rule, to make change, to bring prosperity. There are many kings in Underland; there’s only room for one queen. Amazon KU
A bored god meets a bitter human. Love is in the air. When Sean’s grown twins rope him into being their sober driver for the night, Sean is at his lowest. He’s trapped at a college rager and done with everything. Then he sees him and nothing else matters anymore. Himeros only planned to pop down to Earth for one night. Sometimes, the heavens bored him. He never expected to find his fate at a human house party, but there’s no denying what he feels when he spots Sean. Now all he has to do is convince Sean to take a chance on him. That’s nowhere near as easy as it sounds, especially since Eros looks more than half Sean’s age and an ugly divorce has soured Sean’s view of relationships. Luckily, Eros has the power of the universe on his side. That still might not be enough. Falling for Eros is a short addition to Charity Parkerson’s Hellish series, where vampires, werewolves, demons, gods, and all manner of the supernatural live together beneath the noses of humankind. These books are best when read in order. Amazon KU
A thrall is supposed to be a grateful, willing servant, and constant source for their Vampyre Lord. I am not willing and I despise being in his presence. The days have blurred together ever since he forced his blood down my throat. This is supposed to be illegal in society, but the laws don’t apply to the Vampyre King. It doesn’t matter how much I fight him off and refuse to bend to his will despite his blood running through my veins–it only makes him want me more. Apparently I’m an anomaly. No one has ever refused the call of a Vampyre’s blood. I try to keep my hope alive that someone will step in and right the wrongs of my injustice…But no one does. There’s nothing I can do to escape this misery. I’m paraded around in front of the King’s Lords at a banquet, freely offered as a source to whoever wants a taste. Until Vampyre Lords from distant lands threaten a war for my release from captivity. While I should fear them, I find myself drawn to them instead. They light the spark of hope within my soul that I thought was long extinguished. Perhaps this isn’t always how my life will be. Perhaps I’ll find my freedom. Amazon KU
When the moon is high and hearts are prowling, it’s SHIFTER TIME! 16 of your favorite paranormal romance authors bring you stories of fated mates, passionate kisses, and wild loves that last a lifetime—and beyond. From single dad to second-chance loves to “no way in heck!” rejected mates or enemies to lovers, come fly with the dragons and howl with the wolves. Amazon KU
She shoved him away once, but this Tiger won’t be denied….Every year the Island Stripe Pride hosts a gathering for the other local Shifter groups at their mountain resort in upstate New York. Pride Enforcer Carter Marrow has been asked to organize the enormous event to ensure everything goes harmoniously. When the catering company pulls out, he must find a replacement chef. But there’s only one capable of pulling off that kind of job last minute. And she hates his guts. Antonia Casabella is the one woman in the entire world he swore he’d never speak to again. Is he willing to swallow his pride for the sake of the gathering? Toni spent her youth wasting away the days with the local Tigers in the area. Living near the Island Stripe Mountain Resort, what else was there to do? Though rare in the supernatural world for prey to mix with predator, as the years rolled by Toni found herself wishing to be more than friends with one particular Tiger. Denying her heart was difficult, but she’d had no choice for her father’s sake. After he passed, Toni refused to find a mate among her Flock, finding an outlet for her grief in her work. When Carter suddenly appears looking to hire her for a special event at the resort, she is intrigued. Can this Bunny hold her own against a group of less than friendly Big Cats?
When Markov finds himself in a life and death situation, can the man who rejected him be his true saviour? Markov Thalassa is stubborn, however even he has his limits when it comes to being rejected. When his brothers need help he contacts the one man he believes can, Cassius his old Shadow Commander. Only things backfire and Markov leaves the security of his family and his ex-teammates, heading straight into the clutches of evil on a quest to help find missing dragon eggs. Shadow Commander, Cassius hides a secret. A secret so big that it means he has to reject his fated mate. Then he finds out his mate is in danger and must make some decisions that could jeopardize everything he works so hard to protect. His world falls apart while he searches for Markov and now he has nothing to lose. But is it too late for forgiveness as the two men fight against the clock to figure out how to keep the Thalassa’s growing family safe from Andromeda – the worst kind of evil. Markov is a paranormal gay romance, with a hard-headed shark who struggles to share and a kraken who decides to shake things up. This is the fourth book in the Tangled Tentacles Series. Each book in this series will deal with a new couple, so while the HEA is guaranteed, the epilogue for each book will lead into the next title. Amazon Kobo
Click, Scatter and Walter are being sued by a client for ridding him of a demon possession. Huh? Seems like that would be a good thing, but apparently not. Click enlists her dark witch sister Kayla to represent them. But what’s in it for Kayla? If she wins the lawsuit for them, Click must give up her magic. If she doesn’t win, Kayla must hand over her dark powers. Sounds like Click is going to lose one way or the other. But when a dead body turns up and demon boards are all the rage, this case gets turned on its head. Amazon KU
He can have my body but never my heart. Sold into a life of subjection, my fate has never been mine to control. I’m a princess in name only, a pawn to be sacrificed when it serves the crown. As word of a coming war spreads throughout the land, the king contracts with a man whose brutal reputation surpasses those coming for the throne. The brute agrees to defend the kingdom, but at a steep price–me. While our union will ensure the safety of my people, I’m not certain of my own. It is rumored that peace and mercy are not familiar words to the man I’m to marry-a man with an angry golden gaze that follows my every move. Against all odds, I find myself drawn to him even as he seems determined to forget I exist. However, the more secrets I unearth, the more my terror grows…not of him…but of what I am willing to become in order to be exactly what he needs: a queen.
MINERVA – While I prefer simple magics, and hide my more deadly skills, I can defend myself. My gift, shield magic, makes me impervious to dark magic, so my coven sent me to determine what evil lurks inside the Kent coven in the town of Maidstone. I’m to stay with a trusted nonmagical apothecary who has petitioned for entry to the Witches of Windsor. Jonah Allen lives outside of Maidstone. I’ll be safe at his home. I expect to find a bookish man bent over his concoctions, but instead, I find a hulking bear of a man who stimulates more than my intellect…JONAH – Though born to a powerful witch, I have no practical magic. Forced from my birth coven, I use my knowledge of medicines in nature as an apothecary, but living among ordinary people is a foreign, lonely existence. I’ve heard the Windsor coven is more open-minded about membership, and I have nothing to lose by requesting admission. Windsor sends a powerful witch to stay with me while she investigates the local coven. One look at Minerva Honeywell shatters everything I thought I knew about witches. She’s kind and thoughtful, and I’m under her spell from the start. My future in her coven—and in her life—depend on us finding the source of dark magic and keeping it far from Windsor and the king.
The foreseen four happened. Both “prince” and “mouse” survived the 19th. Now everyone knows Georg’s more than a six-nine (rounded up) scarred cooking mage. He’s a deadly warrior who knows how to use the magickal sword gifted to him by Saint Brunhilde of the Blade. The story about Lord Mouse using parchment magick in the ballroom battle is ridiculous, but he’s the only one with the power to stop the conspirators from draining the magick out of the Gunpowder Treaty. The conspirators’ to-do list for 24 July is therefore focused: (1) Kill Lord Mouse; (2) avoid the Prince; (3) avoid any and all saints, and (4) ensure no more dancing! One last visit to our world of magick and technology, in which there’s a most unusual meeting in the Swiss embassy, a subterfuge goes tragically awry, the Senior Mage takes a train trip carrying a box of Vienna’s finest chocolates, two meetings happen on a theme of “You want me to do what?”, objectivity gets defenestrated whilst planning to stop the murder of Mouse, but it has to be revived and brought back to the meeting; a pair of press releases causes much fuss and furor; a shadow-walker (check the O.M.I. pamphlet if you don’t recall) earns his pay; the future gets fogged again; a series of meetings on a theme of “You can’t be serious” happens; a vase is murdered; and three men risk everything to end the conspiracy once and for all. Plus a glorious HEA with parties all over the hundred-plus islands of the Earldom, celebrating the shared birthday of Georg and David. And a very private and personal HEA for our heroes, the day before, at the Earl-Consort’s vacation home on the Jamaican Sea. You know. The one with the well-warded, no spying or scrying allowed, nude beach, where a Mouse might consort with a Consort.
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Fae Warrior Prince Axel has defeated many flesh and blood demons, but not the darkness haunting his past. His grim memories besiege him whenever Valentine’s fangs get too close to his neck. Which is often, since the vampiress’ iron self-control melts under the alluring call of Axel’s blood. He tempts her as no one has before. So the enemies-turned-friends-and-almost-lovers cling to apprehension-fueled restraint to avoid acknowledging their unstoppable soul-bond. Until their most feared enemy returns to shatter them both, and unleash Valentine’s most savage, lethal side. Driven by pain, Valentine is closer than ever to losing herself under the torment of the beast that made her a monster. But Axel won’t give up on Valentine so easily, not after they have bled and fought for each other. He will use his most forbidden powers to defeat the beast seeking to break Valentine. No one hurts Axel’s soulmate and gets away with it. Amazon KU
Now that I’m free, I’ll never be coddled again. Even if the smoking hot werewolf king thinks coddling is perfectly acceptable. Because something’s hunting humans in my city. Something that kills like a werewolf, but displays those kills publicly–as if taunting the authorities. Thanks to my spiffy new agreement with the police, it’s my job to figure out just what that something is. But whoever is hunting the good citizens of Durham is also taunting me. When my investigation takes me to the local werewolf pack–and the overprotective male in charge–I know I’m in trouble. Can I solve these murders without losing my freedom… or my life? Or will the creature make me regret ever thinking I was strong enough to be out in the world alone? Amazon KU
The Kosa empire roils in tension, on the verge of being torn apart by a proletarian revolution between magic-endowed elites and the superstitious lower class, but seventeen-year-old Toma lives blissfully disconnected from the conflict in the empire with her adoptive family of benevolent undead. When she meets Vanya, a charming commoner branded as a witch by his own neighbors, and the dethroned Tsar Mikhail himself, the unlikely trio bonds over trying to restore Mikhail’s magic and protect the empire from the revolutionary leader, Koschei, whose forces have stolen the castle. Vanya has his magic, and Mikhail has his title, but if Toma can’t dig deep and find her power in time, all of their lives will be at Koschei’s mercy.
Sydney Coleman has it all—until she doesn’t. Fate turns her world upside down and sends her running to a tiny town in Maine. She hopes to make the best of her fresh start, but the powers that be aren’t quite finished…No sooner does she launch her bed and breakfast, than a trio of ghosts oppose her at every turn. They insist she solve the murder of their mistress, but Sydney is desperate for cash. If she can’t book some guests fast, her haunted mansion is utterly doomed. Will Sydney solve the murder and save the manor, or will the mansion claim another life?
Sydney Coleman is coexisting with her ghostly roommates. But if she hopes to keep the Gothic manor, she has to bring in some cash. Charging for haunted Halloween tours could save them, if it doesn’t kill her first…It’s a pity she didn’t listen when the lordly feline warned her not to toy with the spellbook. Now Sydney’s reliving the same day over and over—and every loop ends with a corpse on the floor and her in handcuffs. Can Sydney unravel the confusing clues, or will time run out?
A mountain lion, a motorcycle club, and a gut-wrenching tragedy…Melanie Fitzpatrick made a mistake. One that could cost her life and the lives of those she loves. But how was she supposed to know pursuing an adventure with her human biker lover would end in tragedy? Now that she’s all grown up, all she’d wanted was let her inner lioness out to roam. Tate Masterson, the biker known as “Bones,” lives a double life made even more complicated by his love for his now-deceased brother’s woman, Melanie Fitzpatrick. By the Club’s code of ethics, Melanie is totally off limits. So if Bones falls to temptation, he could lose more than just his place within the brotherhood. He could actually lose his life. But while Melanie and Bones are busy worrying that their love is forbidden and deadly in his world, they forget to watch their backs for the danger coming from hers. It turns out, the threats against the Fitzpatricks didn’t end in the barn fire. They’re only now just heating up. AmazonKU
Beneath the waters by the islands of Gelle-Geu, a star sleeps restlessly. The celebrated new starkeeper Ranra Kekeri, who is preoccupied by the increasing tremors, confronts the problems left behind by her predecessor. Meanwhile, the poet Erígra Lilún, who merely wants to be left alone, is repeatedly asked by their ancestor Semberí to take over the starkeeping helm. Semberí insists upon telling Lilún mysterious tales of the deliverance of the stars by the goddess Bird. When Ranra and Lilún meet, sparks begin to fly. An unforeseen configuration of their magical deepnames illuminates the trouble under the tides. For Ranra and Lilún, their story is just beginning; for the people of Gelle-Geu, it may well be too late to save their home. About the Birdverse: The Birdverse is the creation of fantasy author R. B. Lemberg. It is a complex, culturally diverse world, with a range of LGBTQIA characters and different family configurations. Named after its deity, Bird, Birdverse shorter works have been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Tiptree award, and Rhysling awards. Amazon Kobo
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Weather witch Eva is no stranger to being needed, and she expects no different from her arrival at Purple Oasis. Ford has always preferred trees to people, and now there’s a pretty witch in his field who seems to be getting under his skin at every turn. When a storm comes, the two of them have to figure out how to work together, and uncover something growing between them that neither of them thought was possible.
The time has come for Ani and Nik to learn about curses…but can they stay out of trouble while doing it? Creator Of The Curse is book 6 in the Apprentice Of Anubis series, a modern fantasy set in an alternative version of London where the Egyptian Empire never fell. It includes a slow burn friends to lovers m/f romance, and a dose of mythology.
Once upon a time . . . happily ever after turned out differently than expected. In this new, feminist, queer fairy-tale collection, you’ll find the princesses, mermaids, knights, barmaids, children, and wise old women who have been forced to sit on the sidelines in classic stories taking center stage. A gorgeous all-new collection in graphic novel format from a Stonewall Honor-winning author and artist. What if the giant who abducted you was actually thoughtful and kind? What if you didn’t want to marry your handsome, popular, but cold-inside suitor? What if your one true love has all the responsibilities that come with running a kingdom? Award-winning author Melanie Gillman’s phenomenal colored-pencil art creates another “ever after” for the characters who are most worthy of it.
Escape or die—Larkwood Academy isn’t for the weak. When I first arrived at Larkwood Academy, I was sure someone would rescue me. After months here at the mercy of the guards, the other residents and even the warden, I’ve realized the only person who can save me is myself. In order to escape, I’ve teamed up with three other shades—Wade, a young and carefree void, Knox, an incubus afraid of his own powers and Brax, a berserker who seems to hate me as much as he wants me. Meanwhile, we have to hide our plans from Deacon, a guard who isn’t quite human or shade, and Kit, an adjunct professor with a terrifying power and far too much connection to the warden. Even as I uncover the truths behind the secretive and dangerous North Tower, as the warden takes an ever-increasing interest in me and my powers and as I search desperately for a way out, I realize I’m out of options. Escape or die, and I’m not ready to die. Amazon KU
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Bears are solitary creatures. Always have been, always will be. So then why is he so drawn to her? Even from a young age, Owen knew his future would be a mostly solitary existence with a few brief encounters, one of which might one day result in a cub he would never watch grow and would never bond with. He’s not a wolf shifter with their fated mates and pack mentality. He’s a bear, and bears live alone. But when he first smells Cordelia during his monthly trip to town, every part of his being craves her, craves her attention and craves keeping her all to himself. He won’t share, something entirely against his nature, but it seems she’s doing a lot to change his very nature. But time is short, and life happens fast, so with winter approaching…She’s perfect. She’s absolutely perfect. From her thick thighs to full chest to belly made for bearing his cubs, she’s perfect. And when the opportunity to keep her comes along…She takes it, and Owen? Well, he’s just a bear doing bear stuff. Like chasing every last drop of honey. Amazon KU
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I’m tired of living alone. Tired of nothing but the trees keeping me company. There are reasons I live the way I do. Reasons that I broke up with my fiancé – the love of my life – and that I stay on this mountain away from everyone and everything. But one email is about to change it all. I’ve been invited to a secret auction where I can bid on a virgin wife. I have no interest in accepting the invitation until I find out my ex fiancé is one of the women. Can I stand by why other men bid on her? No way. But the fact remains, I’m not the same man I was before the accident. I have to save her… but then I’ll let her go. Until I see her lit up on stage and everything changes. I won’t be letting her go… I’ll do whatever to make her want to stay. The series where the Highest Bidder always wins. Welcome to a one-of-a-kind Auction House where humans, shifters, and aliens bid on love. These ultra-rich men are ready to bring home their virgin prizes. Are you ready to join in and wish you were the one on the auction block? AmazonKU
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Farleigh is just an orphanage. At least, that’s what the church would have the people believe, but beautiful orphans Nox and fae-touched Amaris know better. They are commodities for sale, available for purchase by the highest bidder. So when the madame of a notorious brothel in a far-off city offers a king’s ransom to purchase Amaris, Nox ends up taking her place — while Amaris is drawn away to the mountains, home of mysterious assassins. Even as they take up new lives and identities, Nox and Amaris never forget one thing: they will stop at nothing to reunite. But the threat of war looms overhead, and the two are inevitably swept into a conflict between human and fae, magic and mundane. With strange new alliances, untested powers, and a bond that neither time nor distance could possibly break, the fate of the realms lies in the hands of two orphans — and the love they hold for each other. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Zora is a necromancer. Some say she’s gifted, others say she’s cursed, but her abilities always terrify her. Hoping to start a new life, she flees her childhood home and travels to Savannah, but she soon learns that some things can’t be changed. There, she meets an alluring and powerful witch named Birdie. She offers Zora a proposition: she’ll give Zora a place to stay, a job dancing at a magical burlesque club called Nightingale’s, and help controlling her powers if Zora can solve her lover’s murder. Zora accepts Birdie’s offer and is soon drawn into the magical community of Savannah, where rituals and magical fights are performed in grand old homes, potions can make people float on air, and three magical houses vie for dominance. As she tries to put the pieces together and solve the murder, Zora gets caught in the sight of the very forces responsible for the killing. Can she rise up and learn to control her powers and solve the murder or will her fears cause her to lose it all? Amazon
Lachlan – I was supposed to be a brutal and ruthless ruler of my dragon shifter clan, but I’ve defied the odds to become a calm male who thinks before he acts. I rule my small town fairly, without the bloodshed. The only time I acted with the same selfishness of my parents was when I selected my mate. And for the last four years, I’ve worried I ruined her life. I want to do better, but I don’t know how, and if I don’t figure it out, she’ll be gone. Indy – I know Lachlan didn’t grow up like me. He didn’t have a loving, supportive, and completely smothering family to dote on him. But when he announced he wanted me to be his, I was elated. I had high hopes. And then we just…existed together. A female dragon shifter is rarely short of pride, but if Lachlan doesn’t talk to me, I can’t picture a second chance for us. And when someone tries to kills me, I worry we won’t be able to try. AmazonKU
Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life in Graves Glen. She, her mom, and her cousin have formed a new and powerful coven; she’s running a successful witchcraft shop, Something Wicked; and she’s started mentoring some of the younger witches in town. As Halloween approaches, there’s only one problem—Llewellyn “Wells” Penhallow. Wells has come to Graves Glen to re-establish his family’s connection to the town they founded as well as to make a new life for himself after years of being the dutiful son in Wales. When he opens up a shop of his own, Penhallow’s, just across the street from Something Wicked, he quickly learns he’s gotten more than he bargained for in going up against Gwyn. When their professional competition leads to a very personal—and very hot—kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn’s powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s magic before it’s too late. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
IN THE BEGINNING, MAN WAS PREY – WITHOUT THE GODS, THEY’LL BE PREY AGAIN The old gods have fled, and the monsters they had kept at bay for centuries now threaten to drown the city of Valentine, hunting mankind as in ancient times. In the midst of the chaos, a serial killer has begun ritually sacrificing victims, their bodies strewn throughout the city. Lilac Antonis wants to stop the impending destruction of her city by summoning her mother, a blood god—even if she has to slit a few throats to do it. But evading her lover Arcadia and her friends means sneaking, lying, and even spilling the blood of people she loves. Alex and Cecil of Ace Investigations have been tasked with hunting down the killer, but as they close in—not knowing they’re hunting their close friend Lilac—the detectives realize the gods may not have left willingly. As flooding drags this city of cars and neon screaming into the jaws of sea demons and Arcadia struggles to save the people as captain of the evacuation team, Lilac’s ritual killings at last bear fruit, only to reveal her as a small piece in a larger plan. The gods’ protection costs far more than anyone has ever known, and Alex and Cecil are running out of time to discover the true culprit behind the gods’ disappearance before an ancient divine murder plot destroys them all. Set in an alternate reality which updates mythology to near-modern day, No Gods For Drowning is part dark fantasy, part noir detective story, and unlike anything you’ve read before, from an author whose imagination knows no boundaries. Amazon Kobo
It’s the last summer for Kit Lamb: The last summer before college. The last summer with her high school basketball team, and with Dana, her best friend. The last summer before her life begins. But the night before the big game, one of the players tells a ghost story about Daphne, a girl who went to their school many years ago and died under mysterious circumstances. Some say she was murdered, others that she died by her own hand. And some say that Daphne is a murderer herself. They also say that Daphne is still out there, obsessed with revenge, and will appear to kill again anytime someone thinks about her. After Kit hears the story, her teammates vanish, one by one, and Kit begins to suspect that the stories about Daphne are real . . . and to fear that her own mind is conjuring the killer. Now it’s a race against time as Kit searches for the truth behind the legend and learns to face her own fears—before the summer of her lifetime becomes the last summer of her life.
What will they sacrifice to save their kingdom? Their honor? Their love? Their lives? Tessa Cade has gone from masked outlaw to palace advisor, but even with her newfound power, she can’t stop the sickness still raging. And the kingdom’s supply of Moonflower elixir dwindles all the while. Prince Corrick is trying to find a new way to lead, but it isn’t easy to repair the rift between the royals and the people–or the one growing between himself and Tessa. When an emissary from a neighboring kingdom arrives with an intriguing offer, Tessa and Corrick set out on an uncertain journey to find a new source of the lifesaving elixir. But with tensions brewing on deck and the sea swirling below, Tessa and Corrick must decide who they can trust–including each other. But they’re shocked to discover that a craven betrayal may be much closer than they think.
Leviathan Fitness is the favorite place of monsters, muscles, and a tentacled creature who can seduce even the hardest to win over human. When local police chief Reece Rollins decides to sign up for a triathlon– there are two things holding him back. One, his distaste for monsters. Two, his sub-par swimming skills. At the urging of his sister’s wolven mate, Reece joins Leviathan Fitness to train in the gym’s olympic size swimming pool. After running into Reece at the pool, Cyrus offers to help Reece get ready to win the race. New feelings arise from the depths as Reece and Cyrus learn that monsters and humans go together, tentacle in hand. The only question is- can these two hold on to their new found love despite their differences? Amazon KU
Give in to this irresistible paranormal romance anthology filled with tales of the mortal and the monstrous. In Eternally Yours, fifteen of today’s bestselling writers explore love in its many forms . . .
Contributors include Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, Kat Cho, Melissa de la Cruz, Hafsah Faizal, Sarah Gailey, Chloe Gong, Alexis Henderson, Adib Khorram, Anna-Marie McLemore, Casey McQuiston, Sandhya Menon, Akshaya Raman, Marie Rutkoski, and Julian Winters. Vampires and merpeople, angels and demons—the stories in this anthology imagine worlds where the only thing more powerful than the supernatural, is love. A girl in a graveyard goes on an unexpected date, a shipwrecked sailor makes a connection on a forbidden island, a piano melody summons a soul mate. Creatures of folktales and legend, of land and sea, of centuries past and life after life, all wrapped into one spellbinding compendium. Once you sink into its pages, it’ll never let you go.
Erin hasn’t been able to set a single boundary with her charismatic but reckless college ex-boyfriend, Silas. When he asks her to bail him out of rehab—again—she knows she needs to cut him off. But days after he gets out, Silas turns up dead of an overdose in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia, and Erin’s world falls apart. Then a friend tells her about Ghost, a new drug that allows users to see the dead. Wanna get haunted? he asks. Grieving and desperate for closure with Silas, Erin agrees to a pill-popping “séance.” But the drug has unfathomable side effects—and once you take it, you can never go back. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
In the wake of her mother’s passing, Layla Hurley unexpectedly reconnects with her mother’s sisters, women she hasn’t been allowed to speak to, or of, in years. Her aunts reveal to Layla that a Gullah-Geechee island off the shore of South Carolina now belongs to her. As Layla digs deeper into her mother’s past and the mysterious island’s history, she discovers that the terrifying nightmares that have plagued her throughout her life and tainted her relationship with her mother and all of her family, is actually a power passed down through generations of her Gullah ancestors. She is a Dreamwalker, able to inhabit the dreams of others—and to manipulate them. As Layla uncovers increasingly dark secrets about her family’s past, she finds herself thrust into the center of a potentially deadly, decades-old feud fought in the dark corridor of dreams.
Alistair Lennox is disagreeable. Isolated and miserable, with parents who don’t care about him, his life has been equal parts privilege and loneliness. But when his parents die, his life is turned upside down. In order to gain his inheritance, Alistair is forced to attend a college he’s never heard of – for good reason. Misselthwaite College is a school for the magically gifted. Alistair has no magical gifts – unless being magically inept counts. What were his parents thinking? And what is the mysterious affliction plaguing William Carlisle, the affluent and arrogant heir to Misselthwaite? Is there a connection to the strange key Alistair discovers in a book, the stranger noises in the night, and, strangest of all, the multiple men who desire his friendship? Misselthwaite has no end of secrets. But if being disagreeable is good for anything, it’s for getting to the bottom of mysteries. AmazonKU
When teenager Janet Ravenscroft is rescued from the night time streets of downtown Inverness by a mysterious man on a black motorbike, little does she imagine what lies in store. How could she know that this man holds the key to the mysteries that have plagued her life: her mixed heritage, her father’s casual cruelty, her mother’s absence, her sense that she’s never belonged? How could she know that her search for answers would lead her from the familiar environs of contemporary Scotland to the realm of faerie and that her life, her very soul, would be in jeopardy? Amazon
It is 1937, and Laura Ann Langston lives in an America divided—between those who work the mystical arts and those who do not. Ever since the Great Rust, a catastrophic event that blighted the arcane force called the Dynamism and threw America into disarray, the country has been rebuilding for a better future. And everyone knows the future is industry and technology—otherwise known as Mechomancy—not the traditional mystical arts. Laura disagrees. A talented young queer mage from Pennsylvania, Laura hopped a portal to New York City on her seventeenth birthday with hopes of earning her mage’s license and becoming something more than a rootworker. But four months later, she’s got little to show for it other than an empty pocket and broken dreams. With nowhere else to turn, Laura applies for a job with the Bureau of the Arcane’s Conservation Corps, a branch of the US government dedicated to repairing the Dynamism so that Mechomancy can thrive. There she meets the Skylark, a powerful mage with a mysterious past, who reluctantly takes Laura on as an apprentice. As they’re sent off on their first mission together into the heart of the country’s oldest and most mysterious Blight, they discover the work of mages not encountered since the darkest period in America’s past, when Black mages were killed for their power—work that could threaten Laura’s and the Skylark’s lives, and everything they’ve worked for.
The city of Leithon is under Imperial occupation and Arian Athensor has made it her playground.
In stealing magical artifacts for the Resistance, bounding over rooftops to evade Imperial soldiers, and establishing herself as the darling thief of the underground, Arian lives a life wrapped in danger and trained towards survival. She’ll steal anything for the right price, and if she runs fast enough, she can almost escape the fact that her mother is dead, her father is missing, and her brother, Liam, is tamping down a wealth of power in a city that has outlawed magic. But then the mysterious Cavar comes to town with a job for the twins: to steal an artifact capable of ripping the souls from the living–the same artifact that used to hang around the neck of Arian’s mother. Suddenly, her past is no longer buried under adrenaline but intimately tied to the mission at hand, and Arian must face her guilt and pain head-on in order to pull off the heist. As Arian and Cavar infiltrate the strongest fortress in Leithon and Liam joins the Resistance as their resident mage, the twins find themselves embroiled in court politics and family secrets, and the mission becomes more than just another artifact theft. The target is now the Imperial rule, and Arian will go to any length necessary to steal her city back. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
A first mate needs to be prepared for anything…but is he ready for love? First mate Joey Carrigan is dedicated to his ship and his captain, including keeping the secret of his captain’s lover. When the lover’s former fiancée, Miss Celeste Brady, appears on the horizon, Joey knows it’s his duty to get the lady on board with helping the captain find answers to his current dilemma. Celeste doesn’t begrudge her former fiancé the love he’s found with another man. After all, she was the one who abandoned him the night before they were to wed, when her inner nature answered the call of the moon and the tides. The origin and existence of people like her are a secret her people have killed to protect—but the captain’s first mate looks at Celeste like he knows what she really is… and wants her anyway.
As a half-goddess possessing magic, Yaga is used to living on her own, her prior entanglements with mortals having led to heartbreak. She mostly keeps to her hut in the woods, where those in need of healing seek her out, even as they spread rumors about her supposed cruelty and wicked spells. But when her old friend Anastasia—now the wife of the tsar, and suffering from a mysterious illness—arrives in her forest desperate for her protection, Yaga realizes the fate of all of Russia is tied to Anastasia’s. Yaga must step out of the shadows to protect the land she loves. As she travels to Moscow, Yaga witnesses a sixteenth century Russia on the brink of chaos. Tsar Ivan—soon to become Ivan the Terrible—grows more volatile and tyrannical by the day, and Yaga believes the tsaritsa is being poisoned by an unknown enemy. But what Yaga cannot know is that Ivan is being manipulated by powers far older and more fearsome than anyone can imagine. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Jade and Kaylen, childhood friends turned rivals, now race to find a portal located in an ancient library hidden from mankind for years that will either doom or save their world. To follow the king’s orders and regain all she’s lost, Kaylen must decide what, and who, she is willing to sacrifice. Can Jade, the dragon-taming witch Miria, and the pragmatic pod inventor Dan race against the clock and stop Kaylen from opening the gateway between realms before it’s too late? Packed with fast-paced action, Jade’s newest adventure introduces new friends and enemies, and magic obstacles beyond anything Jade has seen before. Hang on tight as mysterious revelations unfold about the Isle of Dragons and its inhabitants. Amazon
Hope is a magical thief and there’s no better hunting grounds than the shanty-town set up for the upcoming Conjunction event. She thought she had earned enough to get out of the game forever, but a family tragedy drags her back for one last job. Galen is a skilled surgeon, but he’s hiding a terrible secret. He has delved into forbidden knowledge and put everything on the line for the chance to save his brother. There’s just one last missing ingredient: dream-steel, and it doesn’t come cheap. When Hope’s score goes wrong, she learns finders aren’t necessarily keepers, but you just might find something you weren’t expecting. Can Hope and Galen work through their differences and get his dream-steel back? Can they do it before a mad scientist harnesses the power of The Conjunction to bring the city to its knees? Amazon KU
When Ray falls for a cop he must hide his shifting secrets or the veteran hitman may become a target.. Cyclops (Watchdogs 1): Ray Miller was a misfit until he found his calling in the Army. But an explosion in Afghanistan took his left eye and ended his career. Set adrift, he turns to alcohol, until an old army buddy shows up and offers Ray a job. Then he falls for cop. How long can he hide his secrets before the hitman becomes the target? Remus (Watchdogs 2): Jared is having nightmares that seem all too real, and someone is stalking him. Ray suspects Sarge wants revenge, but he soon discovers a more dangerous foe is after them. How can he protect himself and Jared when their enemy is a wolf? Odd Man Out (Watchdogs 3): Ray dreams of his wolf every night, and lives in fear of the beast. Remus is the only man who can help Ray control his inner wolf. But if they connect will Jared become the odd man out? Amazon Kobo
Mitzy Moon loves everything Halloween. And she can’t wait to set up an elaborate haunted house to raise money for the local animal shelter. But when her celebrity chef turns up dead, she’ll have to act fast to save the event—and precious lives. With all the evidence pointing at Mitzy’s favorite patisserie owner, she races to clear her bestie’s name before the cookie really crumbles. But with dire warnings from Ghost-ma and her entitled feline heating things up, the proof might be sitting in a fatal pudding…Can Mitzy uncover the true culprit, or will this half-baked plan be her last? AmazonKU
There’s a new Queen in town. Things were quiet for too long. As a new day dawns, a strange visitor arrives at the Nest. The young boy with a vacant look in his eyes and something crawling beneath his skin is there for one thing, and one thing only. To shoot and kill Eddy. The nurses wheel Eddy away, and Jasmine is left to deal with the problem. Strange, white, insectoid creatures with the power to control people’s minds appear from the crevices. Aided by her pack, Jasmine gets caught in a territorial rivalry as she races against time to protect her friends from this new threat. Thrown into a whirlwind of investigation in her effort to get to the bottom of a mystery that makes no sense, Jasmine follows a trail that leads her through encounters with old friends and creations of her father’s into the heart of the monsters’ lair, where she discovers a new enemy. The Queen. AmazonKU
One: Granville’s Folly, a ramshackle, hundred-and-fifty-year-old Victorian house high in the Rocky Mountains. Two: Two men. Kieran, the owner of the Folly who plans to restore it, and Layne, who first saw the Folly when he was thirteen and has returned twenty years later to find out if it’s still standing. Three: Three ghosts. Granpa K, who built the Folly with his brother, Thom, and Thom’s wife, Lizabeth — with the help of freemen Granpa K released from slavery. Mix all these elements together and what could go wrong? Nothing, if you don’t count the fact that Kieran doesn’t want Layne, a professional photographer, to do a story about the restoration. Or that Lizabeth is bound and determined to play matchmaker for the two humans.
Kinsley Skeenbauer, owner of Summoned Goods & Sundries and Craft Donuts, believes Coventry’s upcoming food festival is going to be a weekend of delicious dishes, exciting entertainment, and festive frolicking. And it is… right up until she goes to pick up Lilith on the second morning and finds her dead. But, you can’t keep a bad witch down. After the funeral, Lilith turns up again. Except that she’s… different. She also can’t remember who killed her. So, she’ll be no help solving the crime. Or will she? Since Lilith is technically back, some members of the Coven want to put the whole mess behind them, but Kinsley can’t let it go. There’s a killer on the loose, and who knows who will be next? Couple that with Brighton’s sudden bloodlust for vengeance, and Kinsley has her hands full. At least Kinsley has her secret weapon. Meri won’t stop until the killer is brought to justice. He’ll help his witch solve the crime one spell at a time. Amazon KU
The beautiful screenwriter who’s lost it all, finds the diaries of a long dead madman in her tumbledown mansion’s attic. The stories are too good to resist, and she turns them into screenplays that launch her to stardom. Dante, the subject of the films, is neither a madman, nor long dead. He’s undead. And the ingenue scribbler who’s gained fame and fortune by exposing his secrets to the world must be found and stopped. Permanently. But Dante isn’t the only one seeking Morgan. Vampire killer Frank Stiles is after her, too, in hopes he can find Dante through her. Her films aren’t made up. They are taken straight from the files of the dark ops agency he used to work for—before the vampires destroyed it. When Dante and Morgan come together, the a passion between them will not be denied, for it’s born of a preternatural bond they can neither understand nor fight. They cannot bear to be apart — but being together might cost them both their lives. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Rich man, poor man, freeman, or slave. When red fever comes calling, no one is safe. Captain Ezra Burton brings a ship load of problems to Bristelle and seeks Godwyn Bethwood’s help to soothe the way. If he thought he had problems when he docked, it soon gets worse. Godwyn is dead and now he must deal with his sister and the indomitable Evie Chester. Burton’s problems seep out on to the streets of the city. Sickness and infection spread unchecked whilst the medics and city men don’t even think there is a problem. Evie and Hesta know better. They cannot ignore the danger and must act to overcome the perils that threaten to overwhelm the city. When the city is overwhelmed and all feels lost, more extreme magical measures are needed to save them. It takes a summoner, a killer, a healer and a cleanser to attempt what no one has ever tried before. Yet there is a price to pay for this immense outflow of power. Which one of them will pay the price? Amazon KU
The Doanhart Coven ancestors hail from the seven sisters of Pleiades. Centuries ago, they fled King Valdoor’s tyranny, sought refuge with the first witches, and created a realm tethered to earth, called the Waytherlands. The battle for control of the Pleiades raged on until Queen Octavia allied with the Black Flame Fae, and they drove Valdoor into exile. In return, he vowed to destroy the queen, the Doanhart Coven, and any magical being who fights for the Mage Alliance. Aster Doanhart is a gifted warrior and teacher. Her magical talents include the ability to absorb other beings’ supernatural powers. She accidentally bumps into Judson McKay in the charmed city of Wooddale, triggering an immediate mate reaction. She sets into motion the plans for an epic battle in Frostville, Valdoor’s new realm. One day a simple knock on the door changed Judson McKay’s life. Until that fateful day, he’d lived his life as a mortal. But Judson McKay is no mortal. He is Aster’s champion and must risk his life to save her. Judson may be the only one to unite the realms, the only one to save the Doanharts bloodline.
In the third installment in the A Magical Bookshop Novel series, join Beth as she navigates the London Season through secrets, deceit, and a run in with the Bow Street Runners. After convincing her overprotective brother to let her join the London Season, Beth Easton is finally entering society together with her friend and chaperon, Anne Blakeley. When attending the first ball of the Season she meets the spirited Willa Balfour, the daughter of a marquis, who has no intentions of meeting the Irish duke her father arranged for her. Beth agrees to switch identities with Willa and meet the duke in her stead. Although Beth is supposed to drive the mysterious duke away, she cannot help but grow closer to him. Now, Beth has a choice to make; continue with Willa’s scheme or confess the truth. However, Beth is not the only one with a secret and the arrival of Melinda, the magical bookshop owner, raises questions for all.
Makena Landry has had just about enough of his brother and this pack. His brother Kahlil is the Landry Pack Alpha and exerts more control over Makena’s life than he can handle. He hasn’t been allowed any advancement, any freedom within the pack structure. He’s always the problem to the hidden and sheltered. When out running one night, he doesn’t know that his scent is picked up by another paranormal – a very powerful vampire from Savannah. Lucan Kelly is an infamous vampire coven Second. He is known by every supernatural in the area. Kahlil wants to hide his brother, but Makena’s wolf will not be kept away from his mate. Can these two come together and bridge the divide between werewolf and vampire? This is a world of old rules and old grudges. Together might be the only way they all survive. Tradition is everything in Georgia. Amazon
Blair’s life hits crisis point once again when she and Nathan return from holiday to learn that someone has stolen a very rare and powerful object from one of the local witches. Unfortunately for Blair, the object in question is a portal that leads directly into the fairies’ realm… and the witch it was stolen from wants her to find it. With all the clues pointing to the portal’s thief being inside the town of Fairy Falls itself, Blair has little choice but to accept her offer. To protect the fairies who’ve made the town their home, Blair must contend with the paranormal hunters, scheming covens, and an enemy she thought was long gone. Amazon KU
Mav disappeared before I could ever tell him about the child I carried. I’ve had years to get over him, and I’ve tried. But the second I see him again my heart lurches and it’s like all that time evaporates. I still burn for him, even though I know it’s a bad idea. I try to remind myself about the bad things: his possessiveness, his quick temper…but he’s different now. More mature. Protective. Settled. And hiding something. Something bigger than the child we share. Amazon KU
Most days are pretty boring for alpha coyote shifter Metro. As a state trooper, it’s usually routine traffic stops or the occasional lost hiker, but he suddenly finds himself assigned to the most peculiar case: a wolf shifter who’s forgotten who he is—and forgotten the wolf that lives within him. An omega wakes up in the hospital after having a terrible accident. His head is throbbing, and his body is wrapped in casts and bandages. That isn’t the worst part, though… He doesn’t remember his name or where he came from, with no memory of what happened. Did someone hurt him? And if that isn’t bad enough, he doesn’t want to tell anyone, but he’s been hearing voices. Well, one voice in particular, and it just keeps chanting a single word: Mate. With nothing but a watch inscribed with the name Brett to go on, the two men work together to help recover Brett’s lost memories, but things keep getting more difficult. Not only is the magnetism between them impossible to resist, but someone or something keeps getting in the way of the truth, and although Metro knows they’re fated to be together, it doesn’t seem right to forge a mating bond when Brett isn’t quite himself. The omega needs a chance to discover who he truly is. There’s only one thing that could make this all more complicated—a baby. Amazon KU
VS Note: A re-release. From AUG 29.
How much does a polar bear weigh? Just enough to break the ice! Navigating on-line dating is hard enough for a single mom and first shift baker, but Chloe has a whole new set of problems when her little boy suddenly changes into a pushy baby penguin. Clay doesn’t want to be the kind of guy who can’t respect boundaries, but when Chloe cancels their not-a-date, his polar bear insists that he ride to her rescue. Amazon KU
Lady Roisin knew her fate was to marry a human prince, helping to heal the rift between the humans and the fae. Luckily, she fell desperately in love with her betrothed, the dashing heir to the Vellanian throne, Prince Alrec. One day soon, she will be his queen. A day Roisin has been looking forward to for as long as she can remember. As the king’s youngest son, Prince Caiman knew his fate was to live in his older brother Alrec’s shadow. One day soon, Alrec will be crowned king. A day Caiman has been dreading for as long as he can remember. When tragedy strikes the kingdom, Caiman is forced to ascend to the throne in his brother’s stead. But becoming King of Vellana means upholding the alliance with the fae by marrying his brother’s betrothed. And marrying a woman who has despised him for years cannot end in happily-ever-after. Amazon KU
Made in her Image. Made from Magic. Made to Conquer. Made to Rule. My raw magic is gone…
I barely have a moment to get my bearings after the Battle in the Highlands before I’m thrust into my new role as Queen of the Dark Magic Covens. However, while I’m dealing with my sudden lack of power, and the crippling guilt I feel for those lost in the attack, questions are raised about my ability to lead. To fulfill the prophecy and my destiny, I need to find the remaining pieces of the blood oath, and secure allies in a brewing war that will shake the Kingdom of Magic to its very core. How am I going to do that? Great question. Amazon KU
Grant Mittel is the Paranormal Probe‘s secret weapon for ghost hunting: he’s a medium. His ability to communicate with the dead is put to the ultimate test when the crew takes on an unprecedented challenge—living at the famously haunted Allan Hotel for three months to film the new season of their ghost hunting show. The hotel has many dark secrets, and some of the spirits here have been trapped here by an unseen malevolent force. Huck Sharpe is one of those unfortunate souls, and he’s been stuck here ever since he had an accident that may not have been so accidental. Along with a colorful host of other ghosts, Huck has been haunting the hotel for years, but Grant is the first medium he’s ever met. Huck finds himself drawn to Grant in a way he can’t explain, and there are instant sparks of attraction when Grant reaches out to make contact. Grant and Huck must navigate the complications of their unique romance and work together to unravel the strange mysteries of the Allan Hotel before the evil spirit here claims another victim. Amazon KU
I heard the stories about Savage Ax. They’re whispered among vampires everywhere in the Hidden Realm. He’s dangerous, merciless, a predator even among monsters…but nobody told me that he was dangerously sexy, too. Now, on top of having to go searching for a vampire out there in the human world infested with sorcerers, I have to do it with him by my side. Handling Savage Ax didn’t seem like a big deal—despite his looks, our covens are sworn enemies. Despite his reputation, I have the green light to get rid of him if needed. And it’s all fun and games, empty threats and dirty words at first… But there’s a spark of madness in his eyes that draws me in. Something about the way he takes what he wants, even from me, and gives no explanation in return. Something about the rough touch of his hand that melts all the ice I’ve spent years layering around me. The farther away from home we go, the easier it gets to forget who he is. Who I am. Where we are. And that’s exactly where my real troubles will begin. Amazon KU
My name is Tamsin Vale and things are going well. No, really! I know that sounds crazy after I broke down and couldn’t tell what was a dream or reality. But I have help. I asked for help which is hard for me. I have someone I can trust to get help from. All of that is progress for my life. Sad, but true.
It was a setback on a better path and those will happen. But people are stepping up to help and defend me. I don’t feel so alone handling too much. I feel like a real fairy most days and accepted.
And I have hope for the future. Things are great with Darby, and he’s happy about what comes next. School is better, and I’m enjoying that part of my life. Sure, I have no idea where I’m at with four of my mates, and I wish I could make it all better. I wish I could forgive them for their mistakes and move past what’s happened knowing we won’t have any issues again, but that’s not life. So I’m going to appreciate what I have before the next thing blows up because it will. Something always does. Artemis University is an ongoing, hot burning reverse harem, university-age paranormal academy series with darker elements, strong language, violence, and a heroine who follows her own moral compass of what is right… And who she ends up giving her heart to. *This book is part of a series and cannot be read as a standalone. Like all my books, this is not light and fluffy and includes dark themes and events some may find triggering. Reader discretion is advised. AmazonKU
My storms brought only thunder and darkness. Until her. She is the lightning that charges my soul and tempts my body. I’m supposed to be composed and regal, a future prince of dragons. But a simple look from her sets the tempest inside me raging. I cannot be expected to control myself around her. I have needs, and they start and end with her. However, I must weather this hurricane of urges because my situation is more precarious than it seems. My clan has been absent from Earth for a long time, and if I’m not careful, we may end up head to head with the reason why …He hired me to clean. Now, he’s saying I’m a Princess. I only agreed to the job to help my dad after my mother’s passing. But things went sideways almost from the moment I arrived at his house in the country. First, I was conned into cleaning a freaking mansion. Then he asks me to have a luxurious dinner with him as if he doesn’t know whether I’m an employee or a guest. There’s so much more to him than I ever thought, and the more I learn, the more excited and terrified I am. The connection between us is electric. His every touch sends my heart racing. Not to mention what he does to the rest of me with little more than a look. I’m putty in his hands, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. But that was before I knew the truth about him … and his family. Amazon KU
FIRE ON FIRE: A PARANORMAL MM ANTHOLOGY by Various
VS Note: The cover was a little too scorching for my PG13+ blog but it’s well done.
Wolves, mages, ghosts, and more! These steamy stories will keep you busy for hours. If you love the paranormal, then this anthology is for you. Fire on Fire is a paranormal MM romance, limited time only anthology. Pick up your copy today and get lost in these stories of paranormal love. AmazonKU
I’m not who I thought I was. Something has awoken inside of me. Something ancient and powerful. It sings in my veins a song of glory and pain. I see memories of a life long ago, that couldn’t possibly be mine and yet they feel like coming home. Just when I think I’m losing my mind I find the prophecy of the reborn that speaks terrifying words I know in my heart are true. I have been reborn. Yet I’m not alone. There is a man who emerged from the shadows and calls himself the son of night. He is dark, brooding, and sinfully delicious. His name is Thanatos and everywhere he walks the dead rise to greet him. He knows who I was, he knows who I am, and he knows who I’m supposed to become. While he promises not to leave my side until my memories return I’m desperately searching for a way to keep him with me forever. Olympus calls for me, I feel its power in the air I breathe and dirt under my feet. It is everywhere yet it remains hidden from my eye. My destiny awaits but in order to find my way home I’ll have to solve the dangerous hidden riddles left by the Goddess of Wisdom herself…me. This may be my second life, but I am Athena and this time nothing will get in my way. AmazonKU
Panther shifter, Parker Dawson, is retired. Sort of. He’s barely in his thirties, but he needs a quiet life. Once he lays eyes on Jade Curran, Half Moon Key gets a whole lot more interesting. The small-town beauty has him at the palm of her hand and he’s not even gonna fight it. Jade Curran didn’t think she’d find love in the arms of the town’s handsome newcomer. But her body has dictated it now wants him and there’s little she can do. She can fight it, but when he shows her how caring, big, strong and badass he is, she’s not sure she wants to. When the Half Moon Key grid goes down, old habits die hard, and Parker insists on fixing the town’s security flaws. Unfortunately, nothing can prepare Parker for the danger waiting just outside of town. Half Moon Key might be secluded, but trouble has found it. Amazon KU
What is better than finding your mate? How about finding more than one. Jason, my Aries, with a body full of tattoos and a soft touch that dreams are made of. Laker, my daredevil Aquarius, who brings out my wild side with a single smoldering look. Arlo, my gentle Capricorn, who knows my needs as if they are his own. And Drew, my unaligned protector, whose arms support me and body worships me. They are mine as I am theirs. My mates, my lovers, my harem. Well, at least I used to have a harem. Up until the upcoming Astro Games that forced me to break it off with them. They understood duty better than anyone, but it didn’t make it hurt any less. As Princess, I am to marry the winner of the Astro Games. The strongest of clans that would keep the peace during our reign. Now, two months later, I am forced to sit and watch the men I love fight for me. If it weren’t because of the morning sickness, I would say the sight of them fighting each other makes me sick. Oh, yeah. Turns out they aren’t just my mates, but they are also the fathers of my unborn child. It is law and tradition that only one king can rule, something that can never change. Can it? AmazonKU
How far would you go for your love? Silas and Dean Darkstar. Alpha & Alpha-mate of the Darkstar pack – Grand Master & Consort of the Council – Together they are unstoppable. The ultimate power couple. And they have plans. Continue to settle into their new roles – Continue to heal from their rift – Love each other completely. But things are never simple for Dean and Silas Darkstar, and soon they have problems to face. Shocking news that has them searching the earth, leaving no stone unturned. An unwelcome reminder of the past – Enemies at every corner. After everything they have been through, they are determined that they can face anything. As long as they face it together. But can love conquer all, when even death is trying to tear them apart? Amazon KU
I’ve just moved to the legendary Haven Hollow to start the next chapter of my life…My name is Sydney Blackstone, better known as The Sandman. After losing my wife two years ago and getting lost in grief ever since, I decided I needed to start over. So, I find myself in Haven Hollow, where I plan to open my own mattress store, Sandman Syd’s. Almost as soon as I move to Haven Hollow, though, I realize my work is cut out for me—someone is having not only bad dreams but dangerous ones. As the Sandman, it’s my responsibility to relieve this sleeper of whatever night terror is after them. Little do I know the culprit is the infamous Jormungandr, the legendary serpent from Midgard. With such a powerful predator on the loose, I don’t have much time to ensure the citizens of Haven Hollow are safe and, more pointedly, one citizen in particular: Bailey Bennett. At the moment Bailey, a psychic from Spook Society, walks through my door, I have a feeling she won’t be walking out anytime soon. As long as I can keep her safe, that is. Amazon KU
VS note: Re-release.
Driven by rage at the death of his family, Blair dedicates his new life as a vampire to fighting evil. But when he fails to save a family from the fate his own suffered, he retreats to endure self-imposed starvation while he immerses himself in his art. Alone and penniless, May is hired to care for Blair’s country manor. She is soon infatuated with the handsome, tormented artist who has deeper secrets than she could ever imagine. The mysterious New Reign is seeking additional members. Their philosophy — recruit or destroy. Given the chance to resurrect his murdered first wife and children, will Blair now sacrifice the woman he loves — his wife and blood child, May? Scarlet Nights contains the previously published novellas Starving Artist, Hungry Novice, and Feasting With the Enemy. Amazon Kobo
Thade Maddock would literally rather die than spend four weeks aboard a cruise ship with nine hundred strangers in the middle of the Pacific. When it happens to be his best friend’s dying request, however, he can’t exactly refuse the invitation. On the bright side, the ship’s pool does offer some stunning views. Like the human male with fiery red hair and a smile to rival the sun. Although he wouldn’t consider himself naïve, Micah Francis has led a rather insulated life. Having had limited contact with Otherlings and little knowledge about the paranormal world in general, meeting a dragon shifter his first day on the ship is nothing less than magical. Tall and brooding with a body made for sin, Thade is everything he had imagined a dragon would be. He didn’t, however, expect to feel so obsessively drawn to the guy after just one conversation. But falling in love is the easy part. When Thade’s friend begins to deteriorate quicker than anticipated, the demon’s illness places the entire ship in danger. As pandemonium ensues and a multitude of dark emotions infects the passengers, happily-ever-after feels a long way off. Because unless they can find a way to bring order to the madness, no one is making it out alive. Amazon KU
A Forbidden Love. A Broken Bond. A Secret That Could Destroy. Belle… the only child of aristocratic parents, but she wasn’t like the other dragons. However, Belle held her head and snout high, finding acceptance in the most unlikely place. Nikai…the first-born son of the King, and although he was a twin, their personalities were complete opposites. He has compassion for his fellow dragons, especially one pink dragon who has captured his attention, and his heart. A Choice…When Belle found herself in an unattainable position, there weren’t many options given to her. She was told to get rid of the precious child growing within her or be exiled from the only home she’s ever known. Nikai may be the future King of all the dragons, but she would never choose him over their child.
As a hybrid vampire who not only works as a bodyguard for Scanguards, but also moonlights at the nightclub Mezzanine, owned by his father and Samson, Damian has his pick of beautiful women. But when chubby journalist Naomi Sutton breaks into the nightclub’s office while investigating allegations of supposed blood rituals at the club, Damian’s blood stirs in a way it never has before. But how can he keep Naomi from digging up his secrets when he wants nothing more than to make love to her and sink his fangs into her lovely neck? The disappearance of a bartender, a mix-up with his twin brother, and a theft throw a wrench into Damian’s life and might force him to tell Naomi the truth about himself. But can a reporter keep such a secret?
In 1986, Camp Blue Moon was destroyed by tragedy…Now, a photographer named Tess camps on its eerie grounds, intent on getting a leg up in her art career, but when they say art is pain, when they say art tests you, they don’t mean like this. Fueled by rage and hunger, the dark creatures lurking in the West Virginia forest are desperate for one last thrill before human expansion takes their home. With her body and mind pushed to their breaking points, will Tess survive against their plans, or will she be just another footnote in Camp Blue Moon’s lurid history? After all, there’s more than one way to be devoured. AmazonKU
Finding out that I was about to give birth to our pup was a nightmare in itself. We were in danger. And now… I was bringing a new life into this world. Moving back home with my Alpha mate was when it all began. Danger surrounded us and there wasn’t a way to escape. We were being hunted down by humans – they were out for our blood. In the midst of it all, I found out I’m pregnant. Yes, our pack had fought and defeated demons and vampires. But this threat was unlike anything we’d ever faced. Our only option was to join forces with our enemies. The demons. I was skeptical, scared, and lost. At the same time, I believed in my mate. He would keep our pack and family safe. Trusting our enemies could’ve ended our lives… and the life of our pup. But maybe a giant leap of faith could result in a miracle. Amazon KU
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