I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
(VS Note: I was in the hospital for two days with cardiac related issues – thank you for all the good wishes, positive thoughts and prayers which came in on my social media – they really do help! Obviously I’m always working ahead on this report so I was able to finish up the last outstanding details on Tuesday and here it is for the week! I’m doing much better, just tired and have a few tests to do.)
Spending her inheritance on a luxury cruise is the most reckless thing Hope has ever done, and she’s loving every second of it… right up to the explosion. Now she’s stuck on a strange planet filled with countless dangers and just one chance to survive. The problem? He’s huge, scarred, and the scariest thing on this planet. He’s also the sexiest male she’s ever seen. His protection comes at a price, though. Her. The life she envisioned is gone forever, but she might be on the brink of finding something better… if she can let go of what she wants to embrace what she needs. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
After the loss of his betrothed, battle-scarred warrior Errik has locked his heart away. All he wants to do is be the fearless, emotionless Vikingr he trained to be. He never wants to love again – until he meets Holly, who knows the pain of loss. But is that shared experience enough to bring them together? And when the future of his species is under threat, will the strain tear them apart or make them stronger?
Today would go down in history, but not in the way I had hoped. After becoming the first female e-gamer to lead her team to victory, I was sucked into a world that couldn’t be real. Now I’m stuck in this strange jungle with nothing but my phone, hoping to find a way back home. When I’m rescued from a dangerous creature by a plantman, I realize I’m not alone. He teaches me how to survive as a native of this primitive world. The more time we spend together, the more desire I have for my savior. Now I find myself feeling like scattered petals in the wind. Should I continue to search for a way back to my planet—my home? Or should I ground myself with the one who makes my heart bloom? AmazonKU
She’d made so many mistakes. Taken the wrong choices. Missed the good ones. She couldn’t even blame anyone else. She’d done this to herself. If there was more to life, she’d missed it too. A pity party wasn’t going to help her. But maybe he could…..He’d named himself Fite. She knew they preferred using names that meant something to them. Shortening them to match their Cyborg ID. Fite for Fight. And knew he wasn’t as young as he looked carrying the scars of the battles he’d won. He’d been made to entice, handsome to the extreme, packed muscle with skills that would tempt any female. He was more than 200 years old. A created Cyborg to wage war. And she needed a fighter. But could she take the risk. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not romance but you know me and dystopian/apocalyptic scifi.
It’s the end of the world. The dead have risen, descending upon the living like a swarm of locusts. A plague released from the bowels of hell. The only thing that stands in their way are the ordinary men and women called upon to survive. Those who find the courage to fight despite their weaknesses and doubts. They are the heroes of the apocalypse. Amazon KU
No one suspects Zelia is a sorcerer, and that’s exactly how she likes it. Even better, no one suspects she’s human. Masquerading as a goblin Traveler, she roams Reality in her glittering van pulled by her two trusty world walking birds, Warp and Weft. But when a storm of cosmic chaos strands her in an outer thread, the only refuge in sight is the legendary Darkhouse of Doom. Goblin legend says it is cursed; that the appearance of the wandering darkhouse foretells the appearance of world-devouring monsters and the death of all who see it. So, Zelia knocks on the door. Any House in a Storm is a beauty and the beast tale set in an otherworldly, space-traveling darkhouse where nothing is as it seems and no one who enters remains unchanged. While evil exists, there will always be those who fight it. Amazon KU
Captain Ravenna Joyner has one mission: rescue her missing lover. She’ll ruin every ounce of her credibility to save the one person who made her universe brighter, even partner with a bloodthirsty alien who can’t be trusted. Dravos Trax has one mission: find the missing Space Force vessel Perseus. If he follows through, his prison sentence will be commuted. Only he doesn’t expect to find his mate in a human who is in love with someone else. When the ship is located, the occupants are found dead, including Ravenna’s lover. But, there’s no time to mourn, as the other Space Force Ops commandos betray Dravos and Ravenna to cover up the murders, putting their lives in jeopardy. They’ll have to put aside their fears and stow this simmering passion between them to find a way to gain their freedom. Though the chase for answers only leaves more questions, and the commandos won’t stop until all loose ends are tied. AmazonKU
Humans made me, enslaved me, and ordered me to do unspeakable things. Years later, the cries of my victims still haunt me. How will I ever forgive myself? Even if I can’t, I have vowed that those responsible will pay. When the daughter of Cybertek’s CEO conveniently falls into my lap, I know what I must do. Through her, I will have my vengeance. But my boiling rage gives way to something I never expected. Her laugh, her intoxicating scent, and her beauty have me conflicted. Suddenly, I need her as intensely as I need my revenge. Although she is human, a woman I should despise above all others, could she be the antidote to my bitterness? Is it possible to find healing, and the peace I’ve always longed for, in her arms? Amazon KU
He was done with royal life years ago. One problem… it’s not done with him. Exiled prince turned mercenary, Fin, wants nothing more than to spend his days drinking, fighting and trying to persuade his beautiful crewmate, Red, into his bed. When a summons arrives from his home planet of Navarr, his secret is out. He’s not just any prince, he’s the heir to the throne. He must return home to pay his respects and fight for his crown. But once Warborne, always Warborne, and his crew won’t let him go into a dangerous situation without back up. Just one problem… for Red and Sparky to set foot on Navarr, he has to marry them. As his spouses though, they become prime targets.
I live without emotion. Yet one touch from my fated mate shatters all my restraint. SOFIA – I did it! I helped cure the virus our enemy used to kill so many humans and Varool. Then I created a new one that will turn the tables on the bugs and win us the war. If we can release it into the heart of the attacking Swarm. Enter Yash. Tall. Aloof. Alien. Gorgeous. He’s even royalty of some sort. It’s not fair that one guy has so much going on, but damned if he doesn’t. The stoic warrior makes me shiver with desire, but he’s never let me close. Now, Yash won’t be able to avoid me. Because there’s only one person who can ensure the bug virus is released right—me. Mr. Ice just got himself a partner. YASH – I am the Varool deadly blade, trained to be the perfect duelist, cold and unflinching. My mission to defeat the insectoids will require the ultimate sacrifice—my life for the future of my people. Until she upends everything. My fated mate’s sweet scent has haunted me for weeks, much as I have fought to resist. Sofia burns bright with brilliance and emotion, tempting me right when I need to be strongest. Because if we succeed, her plan offers everyone that most precious of things—hope. Amazon KU
After their daring adventures behind enemy lines in France, Loveday Penhale and Celeste Blanchard cannot settle into everyday life at home. Has the Tinkering Prince forgotten them entirely? What of the prize he promised? Then, with the flourish of a royal messenger’s hand, their lives are changed. Not only have they won the prize, they are to join the Prince’s Own Engineers in London! They must overcome many a stone in the path, however—leave all they love, find a suitable house, and worst of all, cope with a chaperone—before they can take their rightful places among the most intelligent and forward-thinking minds in the kingdom. Their goal? To develop an airborne fleet that will end Napoleon’s dreams of conquering England forever. But the saboteur who has been plaguing their efforts for months has not yet been caught. And along with battling for acceptance among the engineers, tiptoeing closer to falling in love, and receiving invitations to Almack’s, they must discover the traitor’s identity … before the Prince Regent steps forward to command the fleet and finds himself playing right into Napoleon’s hands. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
There are two things that define me: my career in science, and my status as a single woman. When people meet Dr. Lola Reyes, they immediately know I’m only interested in the hard facts. But after working for the International Monster Research Association for two years, I’m starting to lose faith in what I do. Yes, I want to continue studying aliens. No, I don’t want to do it in the inhumane manner IMRA seems to do everything. I’m about to quit when I’m assigned to Project Gargoyle. I give in and accept to at least see the subject first. The alien specimen is tall, dark, with horns, wings, and a tail. He is Project Gargoyle because his skin is like hard, unbreakable stone. I look into his eyes, and I know I can’t leave now. He intrigues me. He says he’s a prince from planet Petera, on the run from his brother’s assassins. He also says I’m his fated mate, and if I escape with him, he can take back the throne. Indeed, he intrigues me. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not romance but a scifi release of note.
A collection of stories from bestselling author Tanya Huff’s Confederation universe, including both previously published and never-before-seen works, and the author’s own wry and insightful commentary. Read on for stories featuring Torin Kerr’s not-quite-standard field promotion to sergeant—just in time to lead a recon team through a captured planet with a secret…A grueling struggle fought from low-tech battlements and city walls, where Torin’s lieutenant has a dangerous taste for heroics…A glimpse under the head plates of Heavy Gunner Deena Harmin, who finds her squad pinned down behind enemy lines and must push the boundaries between human and machine to give them a chance…A colony facing unnatural ruin, where Torin Kerr must choose what to believe—and what to report…Torin, Werst, Ressk, and the rest of the team following the third Peacekeeper book, where the crew faces down a ship that looks like Big Yellow, but heralds a new and even more surprising sentient encounter…Brimming with Huff’s signature mix of grit, loyalty, and enough daring to move planets, each story presents a new window into a universe beloved of thousands, where courage and quick thinking make the difference between survival—and disaster. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
To stay alive, Roklyn buried his emotions. Can he risk everything to trust the ailing Earth girl he’s sworn to protect? Paige – I’ve come to this medical center to save my life. My grumpy but intriguing bodyguard can receive services also, but only if he’s my “mate.” What’s the harm in being generous? Forced to share a bed with the sexy-as-hell alien, I find there’s more to Roklyn than I dreamed possible. Can I entice him to ignore his self-imposed restraints and roll over to my side of the bed? Roklyn – I’ve spent so much time stifling my emotions, I don’t believe I have them anymore. But if that’s true, why am I willing to risk my life to keep her safe? And why, despite my attempts to conquer it, does my body pulse with desire for the strong-willed little Earther? AmazonKU
She’s KNOT falling for the bad boy billionaire bear! Cassie’s new boss is a huge bear of a guy—literally! He’s a polar bear alien with a barrel chest and thighs so thick they might have their own gravity. But she really shouldn’t be thinking about his gorgeous body. They’ve got nothing in common. He’s a rich alien playboy, she’s just a poor girl trying to get by. She definitely can’t afford to sleep with the boss. Errytt’s been dubbed the wild lordling of Ximia for good reason, but being the heir to an oligarchy isn’t easy. Once again his determination to live fast and hard has gotten him into trouble. Now he has to resurrect a failed family business to prove he can take life more seriously. When Cassie turns up and starts putting his life into shape, he thinks she’s his ticket home. But how is he supposed to avoid another scandal, when all he can think about is biting and claiming his gorgeous human assistant? Amazon KU
Women who dare to hope on Protheka usually end up dead. I knew I had one of two fates that awaited me as prisoner of the orcs. Be eaten by one of them. Or screwed by all of them. He took me back to his stronghold. Treated me better than I had ever been treated before. But Protheka is a cruel world. Filled with cruel beings. Am I wrong to hope that our bond will see us through our enemies who seek to tear this naga warrior from his mate? Hope may be dangerous, but it’s worth it when it comes to the right person. And Izmah deserves all that I have. Even though I only possess one last thing to give him. My love. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but is a scifi release of note.
Chasing the trail of the woman who was once considered her best friend, Kira Forrest returns to the planet of her birth. When a near deadly incident jeopardizes her arrival, Kira will find the secrets she’s worked so hard to hide bubbling to the surface one by one. Her only hope to control her destiny and protect the ones she loves is to embark on a dangerous rite of passage that may require far more of her than she’s willing to pay. For a hidden menace stalks her from the shadows—it’s target those closest to her. With the help of her lover and the allies she’s made, Kira will have to fight for her future—and her past. A reckoning is coming. The Phoenix will have to rise from her ashes to decide once and for all where she belongs. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He’s the monster who would burn the world for me. I’m the girl who’d let him. Gryn warriors mate hard, everyone knows it. But I don’t want a mate. I want my sister back. I’m not used to asking for help either. But when I run out of ways to find her, it’s Syn I turn to. The alien angel with the dark eyes only for me. He’s the one warrior I shouldn’t trust. I’m the one girl he shouldn’t fall for. But if I’m going to save my sister before our mutual enemies destroy her, he’s the only option I have left. So I set a rule. Just one rule. Don’t. Fall. For. The. Alien. AmazonKU
They thought they could separate us. . . they were wrong. Gianna is MINE! Gianna: My disfigurements have served me well aboard the Vile One’s Flagship. I appall the most hardened pirate, but when I am tasked with healing the most handsome male I have ever seen, my disfigurements bother me for the first time in my life. I want to be beautiful for HIM, but most of all I want us to escape the Vile Ones. Torrex: The Vile Ones abducted me to take part in their bloody tournament games they call the Ring. But first they have to get me on my feet again. For that they use the most beautiful female I have laid eyes on. Blind to her scars, all I want is to make her MINE and escape with her from the Vile Ones and the fate they have in mind for us. Amazon KU
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi novel about a strong woman in STEM.
Dr. Keira Stetson has two passions: ethical artificial intelligence—AI with a conscience—and creating technology that improves children’s lives. Trapped in an earthquake-flattened building with a half-dozen panicked five-year-olds, she fears the worst. When billionaire Roy Brandt leverages his mysterious nanite technology to rescue them, she’s both grateful and intrigued. Impressed by his prototype technology but alarmed at its potential for exploitation, Keira merges her company with Brandt’s. The merger gives Keira access to much-needed funds for the development of her own tech, and access to Brandt’s powerful minuscule robots. In turn, she and her AI assistant, Elly, embed Keira’s trademark Moral Operating System in Brandt’s nanite SmartDust to rein in its power. But Brandt’s technology has been kept secret for a reason. Though he’s adamant about using the Dust to improve life, not destroy it, corporate raiders and the military have other ideas. They want to weaponize Brandt’s nanites. Suddenly, everything Keira has worked for is in jeopardy. Exposed to the worst humanity has to offer, she and Elly must fight to use this newfound tech for good and keep it out of the wrong hands…before it’s too late. Amazon Kobo
Elli – I thought things were a struggle when my insurance refused to pay for my breast reconstruction surgery. But here I am, crashing my omega-classified ladyparts on a planet that makes me do silly things—like dry-hump the big, scaled, growly police officer who pulls me from the wreck. Until the next ship leaves for Earth, I have to embrace my inner omega. Problem is, I barely even feel like a woman. Rhen – Having a heated Terran female run away from me during her rescue isn’t my favorite way to end my night shift. My growl improves it somewhat, because now she’s rubbing herself on me as I race her to the emergency intake. When she asks me to help her through her approaching heat, I hesitate. How am I supposed to ease Elli’s fears when an injury robbed me of the ability to purr? AmazonKU
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
It’s an old, familiar story: a young person hears the voice of an angel saying they have been chosen as a warrior to lead their people to victory in a holy war. But Misery Nomaki (she/they) knows they are a fraud. Raised on a remote moon colony, they don’t believe in any kind of god. Their angel is a delusion, brought on by hereditary space exposure. Yet their survival banks on mastering the holy mech they are supposedly destined for, and convincing the Emperor of the Faithful that they are the real deal. The deeper they get into their charade, however, the more they start to doubt their convictions. What if this, all of it, is real? A reimagining of Joan of Arc’s story given a space opera, giant robot twist, the Nullvoid Chronicles is a story about the nature of truth, the power of belief, and the interplay of both in the stories we tell ourselves.
Princess Roseli has always known her duty as heir apparent to the Delphian throne was to marry, not for love, but to form political alliances. That doesn’t stop her from wishing she could marry her three lovers, General Tate, Senator Veritas, and Lady Swann. When her mother, the empress, informs her that she is to marry Princess Lucia, a Calliopean admiral, to secure a military treaty between their planets, her greatest concern is how this will change the delicate balance she has established with her lovers. With a rapidly deteriorating political situation and war looming on the horizon, Princess Roseli has little choice but to learn to get along with her stubborn fiancée, especially if they are all to survive the escalating assassination attempts against them. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He’s not looking for a mate…Dragon lord Storm is under an ultimatum: find a bride or lose his inheritance. But he is no man to be pushed around. When a matchmaker instructs him where to look for his mate, he’s determined to refuse. Unfortunately some orders must be followed. Especially when they come from the king. And when he sets eyes on River, a human woman from a diplomatic delegation, he’s determined to make her his own. It’s a simple enough plan. Until an attack puts River, Storm, and two diplomatic delegations in danger. With only River to rely on, Storm will find exactly what his mate is made of. But can he convince his strong and feisty human to rely on him and accept him as her mate? Amazon Kobo
Cass Brennan makes her living scavenging artifacts and searching for her lost parents, while piloting her spacecraft. When she discovers an ancient ship, everyone rushes to steal her prize. Along with her godfather, and Zack Anderson, who she admires for his expertise with engines, gentle manner, and handsome features, Cass refuses to go down without a fight. Zack is on a search also—to find who’s responsible for destroying his family. He doesn’t want to believe the beautiful, brave, and talented woman he’s trying hard not to fall for is the one he seeks. The more he gets to know Cass, the idea of her being a murderer is ridiculous, and he is definitely ready to take the next step in their relationship. Zack and Cass are betrayed and then stranded on an unforgiving planet. While nature’s forces try to kill them, they fight to stay alive. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: A re-release.
Charlie is just trying to survive…After losing her fortune she flees her home planet and hides from her bloodthirsty creditors on a mining colony so horrible its residents just call it Hole. Lynx is a Xorn, one of a feared race of non-humans known for their savage desires. From the first instant he sees Charlie, he knows she is the only woman who can satisfy him. Charlie wants nothing to do with the huge, muscular alien with golden eyes, but in order to survive on Hole she will have to overcome her fear and make a bargain with the fierce Xorn–a bargain of desire, pleasure and pain that will force her to see herself and Lynx in a whole new light and change both their lives forever.
I never wanted to sell my blood for money. But that’s what I end up doing after an alien merchant abducts me and dumps me on O’nagga Nine. When I run into Baron Vik’tor and he takes a liking to me, it seems like my luck has turned. But the Baron is a powerful man and there are people in his life that want me dead. Will I survive being The Baron’s Bride? Natalie Hale hates her life. You would too if an alien merchant abducted you and then dumped you on a distant planet where it’s so cold even the buildings and infrastructure are made of ice. To survive, Natalie has to sell her blood, which is the only commodity she has. Because the inhabitants of O’nagga Nine, where she’s living, need blood to survive, she manages to make a meager living. But she’s barely scraping by until she literally runs into the Baron. Baron Vik’tor is the richest, most influential man on the planet. He’s also a half-breed—a Naggian/Braxian mix which means he has curling horns, blue tattoos, and a wicked temper whenever he thinks the woman he cares for is threatened. And it just so happens, he cares for Natalie. But Natalie’s personal Pretty Woman scenario can’t last long. The Baron is a powerful man and there are people in his life that don’t like her having influence on him. Some will even stop at nothing to kill her. Can Natalie survive being The Baron’s Bride? You’ll have to read to find out.
Xenobiologist Juniper Baldwin is facing a career studying bacteria from Mars, but she dreams of complex animals from different planets. When government officials arrive and whisk her away to a secret bunker to study the pets survivors of the space station Shangris brought back from the far reaches of the universe, she happily signs on the dotted line. She knows the beasts are dangerous, but it’s not the creatures who make her want to cower in a corner—it’s the fearsome lot of alien warriors. When the leader tells her they are mates, her legs tell her to run, but her body wants to melt at his touch. Previous boyfriends used her to further their careers, and this warrior wants her to give him a baby. She refuses to be used again. No matter what her traitorous body insists…(more blurn on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
I must kill the Drux king in order to save my sister. But what happens when his soul binds with mine? After my sister gets abducted by an alien, the only way he’ll release her is if I complete a dangerous mission against his adversary. My task? I have to pose as an omega—whatever that is—and act as bait for Stradus, the alien brute king. That means mating with a devilishly handsome beast of a man who makes me feel things I never felt before. Afterwards, I’m supposed to wait for the opportune time to poison him. The problem? Stradus isn’t the brute others claim him to be. And he loves me enough to topple kingdoms. Everything in me wants to tell Stradus that I’m working for his enemy. But my sister’s life depends on me succeeding in this mission. In short, I’m screwed. AmazonKU
Beautiful. Rich. Spoiled. Alana was a Princess in every sense of the word. Coming from the wealthy, ruling family on a new planet, it was a bit of a shock to be held to the standards of the rest of the universe, but she was a prize many Coveted. Rough. Harsh. Common. Vax may have been the new Chancellor of Farcon 1, but that didn’t mean he would change. He was still a lowly miner’s son despite his position, and if he wanted to keep the title, he needed to learn a bit of tact. Who better to teach him than an enticing omega Princess? There were certainly plenty of things he’d like to teach her. Amazon KU
Ilya knows little about the world Before. All his village has left are pictures in books of glittering cities made of glass, of dangerous creatures like bears and wolves that used to haunt more than the forests. Ilya knows little of the wars that forced people to flee the cities and hide. One dusk, when Ilya and his sister are hunting rabbits, a bear, a creature that they were told no longer exists, comes into the glade, and everything Ilya thought he knew about his world begins to disintegrate. Especially everything he thought he knew about Caleb, the mysterious boy none of the villagers can understand. Getting to know Caleb feels secret. But Ilya has too many secrets of his own—he can feel heartbeats, sense the forest, the warmth of all life within it. And Ilya has not always lived in the village…though where he comes from, he does not know. Amazon KU
The things I do for my family. We were all out of options. My baby niece was going to starve. There was only one way out of this mess: sign up to be an alien’s surrogate. Before I know it, I’m in a strange new world and matched to a golden alien they call an alpha. But that’s not all. Something’s happening to my body. Something I can’t explain…My possessive, over-the-top mate says we’re meant to be together. He gives me endless nights of passion where he fulfills my every wish. And he treats me better than every human man ever has, combined. There’s just one catch: the contract is only for a year. I need to go home to my family, and I’ll never see my baby again. But can I really leave a piece of my heart behind? Amazon Kobo
What’s worse than a leg injury during the zombie apocalypse? When that injury belongs to your son.
With the dead closing in, Suki is desperate to get her kids to safety. Luckily, just when all seemed lost, a tall, muscular man in black comes to her rescue. She’s seen people like him before, culling the dead, but being on the side of the living doesn’t make him safe. Unfortunately, with her son’s injury, she has no choice but to accept his help. Even if it means she must make a Desperate Bargain. AmazonKU
As children, she despised me for being an Alpha. She hid herself from me. When she fled, my dreams were crushed. As a physician, it’s my job to heal the people, patching up the remnants of a regime long collapsed. I didn’t have time to think about the omega that got away. But then her phantom scent teases me, demanding I take notice. Has my love mate finally returned home to me? Or am I finally going crazy from wanting what I can’t have. One thing is for certain, if I find her, she is not leaving my side until she bares my mark and carries my child. I will take her daily if I have to, but she will be mine in every sense of the word. Have your fun while you can, little omega, because once I hunt you down, you will have wished you stayed away.
On twenty fifth century Earth, I’ve lived a perfect safe life. My off world research trip to the prison colony planet of Gamma Rigel Two was supposed to be a few weeks of interesting study, nothing more. Then I was betrayed by the men on my space shift and abandoned on Gamma Rigel where within minutes I was captured by massive barbarian warriors. A terrible accident? Or an intentional act? And that was just the beginning, because when my Earth origins were revealed, without warning, those who left me behind tried to kill me. I can never go back. Even if I had a way to return to Earth, I know too much. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
I’m in desperate need of a husband. How convenient that one just crash-landed in my backyard…Life is hard enough on this planet for a single woman since the war between the humans and the aliens broke out. It’s about to get worse. I’m facing two choices. Either I produce a husband within a year, or I watch the government seize my property and kick me to the curb. Sure, the wounded alien at my door is cocky, hot-headed, and rough around the edges, but he’s sexy and strangely protective. And because he can shape-shift, he might just pass as “husband” material. The only problem? It’s getting harder to fight the powerful desire pulling me towards him. But if it’s discovered I’m playing house with the enemy, I could end up losing my life. Amazon KU
Something strange is happening in the woods…If there’s one thing Tabitha Dunn’s followers love, it’s a mystery. For years, she’s built a loyal fan base chasing down answers others have been too afraid to search for. But this time, as she enters the wilderness surrounding alpha territory, the only thing she discovers is trouble. The drums of war are beating…Abducted, imprisoned, and tortured at a young age, Kane is no stranger to the savage cruelty world. It’s hardened him into the alpha he is today. So when he finds a nosy woman poking around the edges of his land, his warrior instincts come to life. Suddenly, he finds himself facing a difficult decision—to crush a potential enemy or to claim her as his own. Once there were boundaries…but now that their chains are broken, these alphas refuse to be contained. Amazon KU
What’s a girl to do when she’s tapped out the dating pool on Earth? Travel with Gerri to Nova Aurora to meet an amazing shifter man, that’s what! Lexi’s unlucky in love, a magnet for the men at the bottom of the dating barrel. So when Gerri Wilder tells her there’s another possibility: one that includes fated mates, shifters, and going to an alien planet, even the cynical Lexi thinks it might be her only shot at finding something new. Rao is the leader of the Shadowed Rock Pride on Nova Aurora. He never asked to be matched by Gerri, but King Alyx didn’t give him a choice. When he meets Lexi he can’t believe the curvy girl is meant to be his. She’s sweet and sassy and he can’t keep his hands away from her. Lexi thinks Rao is too good to be true. Rao thinks that he doesn’t deserve his own happily ever after and is prepared to be rejected by his fated mate. Can these two broken lovers piece each other’s heart together and become extraordinary together? Or will they both go back to their ordinary lives? Amazon KU
Fate happens when you’re making other plans… It’s been a long, long time since Beryl Blue left her gruff and sexy Army sergeant Tom “Sully” Sullivan behind in 1943. Two years to be exact. Though her heart still hurts, she knows Sully’s life is at stake if they ever see each other again. She’s moved on with her new life as a time cop in the year 2132 and is even contemplating a new romance, as she vows to put Sully, and the past, behind her. But fate has other ideas. The discovery of an old suitcase leads Beryl to the New England seacoast in the summer of 1946 on a hunt for the man who killed her parents—and straight into Sully’s arms. Sully, the man destined to die, saving her. A scorching heatwave, a jewel heist, explosive secrets from Beryl’s past, and the beautiful new woman in Sully’s life all come into play as Beryl struggles to catch a time-travelling thief, evade a killer, and keep her beloved Sully from falling victim to his destiny. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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VS: Next on my backlist would be the spin off Badari Gladiators series and book two is RENNYR! I’always been fascinated by gladiators (think “Last Days of Pompeii” and Spartacus) but these are scifi gladiators!
Rennyr was a genetically engineered senior soldier in his Badari Warrior pack until one day he woke up on a strange planet naked, disoriented and about to be sold into the gladiator arena for the rest of his life. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. Kill or be killed is the rule in his new life and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death and release him from the wretched existence.
Jaine Mitchel of the Sectors was on her way to an exciting research internship until pirates seized the spaceship on which she was a passenger and took her to feature in a gladiator ‘death match’ in the galactic hinterlands. She has no hope of surviving in the arena until a man she only glimpsed in passing breaks out of his cell and saves her life, declaring her to be his fated mate. Given to Rennyr as his reward for winning the death match, Jaine must share a cell and a bed with the handsome, not human, gladiator and together they have to find a way to survive in this merciless world of violence and death. Their mutual attraction is off the charts. Falling in love is the easy part, finding a way to escape or even to remain together is the challenge. At any time their mutual owner could decide thumbs up or thumbs down on one or both of them, or sell them separately.
Their only hope is a mysterious gladiator master from offworld who may be coming to buy Rennyr. Will he take Jaine as well? Could Rennyr win freedom for them both if he does well enough in the arena? Badari Warriors claim their mates for life and Rennyr has no intention of losing Jaine…RENNYR is an 80K word novel and can be read as a standalone. KYDEN is the first book in the series.
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VS Note: she’s an autobuy for me and it’s exciting to have a new series. Intriuing premise.
Lady Seliah Phel can’t escape feeling like she’s one of those fairytale princesses awakened from a long slumber—except that her life is no romantic story and there’s no happy ending in sight. Though she has her magic and she’s been rescued from the depths of madness that consumed her since adolescence, Selly finds that the years she lost aren’t so easily recovered. Everyone treats her like the child they remember. To prove something—perhaps only to herself—she’s recklessly volunteered to stave off a host of monsters with only the enigmatically alluring, cuttingly sarcastic, and probably deceitful wizard Jadren El-Adrel for company. Jadren isn’t the heroic type. In fact, he’s not much of anything. Relentlessly groomed into a shadow of a man by his sadistic mother, he’s the perfect spy and tool, with no real will of his own. When he’s stranded in the wilderness with Seliah Phel, he figures the outcome is immaterial. Live or die, it’s all the same to him. But Seliah is a different story and she isn’t like anyone else. Though he reminds himself she’s basically a child in a woman’s body, he finds it increasingly difficult to resist her artless charms and relentless curiosity. As their predicament goes from dire to disastrous, Jadren realizes his many failures have jeopardized Selly’s future, perhaps her very life. Far from home and trapped without resources, Selly has only Jadren to rely upon—the one person she can’t possibly trust. There seems no possibility of rescue from their friends and family back home at House Phel, so Jadren and Selly must work together to survive… if they can.
Immortal Enforcer Valerian just wants to relax. His last assignment had been more grueling than he’d care to admit, and golf has always helped him unwind. If golf course owner Natalie thinks it’s a little odd for him to tee off at sunset every evening, she’s keeping it to herself. The single mom is sexy as hell, and her little daughter Mia only adds to his delight. He knows Natalie is wary of a relationship of any kind…what will she think when she discovers he’s an Immortal? His best course of action is to woo her the old-fashioned way. But the course of true love never did run smooth—especially for a vampire and a mortal. And when danger stalks Natalie, Valerian realizes he’s playing a game of life and death and if he loses this round, he risks losing her forever.
With his mother’s life at stake and the entire world threatened by powerful dragons, the sand in the hour glass is running out for Jak Freedar. He and his allies must find the ancient Orbs of Wisdom and hope they hold the solutions to the problems plaguing humanity and the dragons before it’s too late. AmazonKU
A big hairy man-beast just kidnapped me. After a nasty breakup, all I want is a quiet vacation in the mountains. Just me and a pile of books, a few bottles of wine, and the occasional nature walk. Too bad my Airbnb host failed to disclose there’s a tribe of Sasquatches living nearby. Honestly, what the heck? Now I’m the captive of a giant Sasquatch chief named Brutus. He scares me at first, but I soon learn he’s quite gentle and… cuddly. He also believes I’m his perfect mate and promises he’ll always take care of me. It’s not long before I’m thirsting after his huge muscular bigfoot-bod and second guessing my plans to escape. But if I surrender to temptation, there’s no leaving the mountain. Sasquatches mate for life.
The moment Madison arrives at the old Colonial in New Hampshire, she knows her past and future are about to merge. The demons she runs from are drawing closer. Yet thanks to a home with an ancient oak tree and a Stonehenge nearby, she might, at last, find sanctuary. Perhaps even clarity about an elusive memory that’s haunted her for as long as she can remember. Or so she thinks until a handsome Irishman shows up at her door and reveals things she could never have anticipated. When Cian, Gaelic King of the Connacht, hears Madison’s calls across time, he has no choice but to go to her. After all, he carries the memory she long forgot. One that begins …(more blurb on ebook sellerr page…0 Amazon Apple Books
An innocent young man looking for love. A sinful merman king wanting more. Once Erik enters the merking’s court as a concubine, he can never leave. Nevertheless, he’s defenseless against its irresistible pull: legends tell of the steaming royal baths and untamed festivities lasting late into the night. Merking Leomaris is surrounded by beautiful young men. They entertain him, but no one has captured his heart. When Erik appears at his court, Leomaris is enthralled by him and willing to do anything to keep him to himself—even if it means breaking an ancient law. Amazon KU
Welcome to Golden Hope, where the whole town will cast you under its spell…When Storm makes a surprising discovery in her office, her life flips completely upside-down. It’s not enough that she’s a suspect in the murder, but she knows the killer is coming for her, too. Storm realizes it’s time to bring the Witches Murder Club into the fold before she becomes the next victim. As the past begins to catch up to her, Storm discovers a lot about who she is, and what she believed about her past. As it comes back to haunt her, will Storm get the answers she needs before the killer finds her, too? AmazonKU
A Forgotten Love. A Hidden Bond. A Love Without Limits. Asia’s memories of true-love are ignited— Can she find her way through the dark abyss that is her mind after the trauma she’s suffered?She’s found a slice of solace after giving birth to her daughter, but her heart yearns for the one thing she fears is lost forever, or maybe never existed. Her mate. Jabari has felt pain and he knows all about loss— But when his mate is taken from him, his dragon will stop at nothing to find her. But first, he has to kill his captors, escape, and regain his strength. He hasn’t shifted in centuries, but he will do whatever it takes to find his truemate. Betrayed and broken— Asia and Jabari have suffered untold horrors. Will they be able to find one another, or will the evil out to destroy them discover their whereabouts before they get a second chance at love? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Beatrice – I can’t believe they roped me into this again. My name is Beatrice Ellis, and I’m an omega. You might have heard of me, actually — I’ve been on a couple seasons of that show Omega Girls. But so far, I haven’t found a pack. Why? Well, lots of reasons, I guess, but most of all, I’m just not willing to settle. I don’t plan to take a bite until someone really changes my mind. So I’m not sure how I let myself get roped into this spin off show. … And that’s a lie. I know why: it’s because I’m still hoping. Still naive enough to think that there might be someone out there who gives me goosebumps. Or maybe even more than one person. So I’m gonna kiss a lot of people. Get ready for that. Lots of make out sessions, lots of over-the-bathing suit action. And I’m going to throw my whole being into this process. Watch out, alphas, here comes Beatrice. Anthony – I can’t believe they roped me into this again. I’m a documentary filmmaker, not a reality tv show producer. Or I was, before…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
The Russian Doll is called on for one last case. Voodoo, Hunter and Doll must go undercover in prison and convince a man known only as Glass Eye to give up his informant. Three men go in, and three men will come out. A fact that pulls at a heartless man’s heartstrings with Voodoo falls in love with an innocent man. The biggest question is which three will leave and who will be the one left behind. Amazon KU
How will it all end? Two new characters are joined by old ones as a ragtag army bands together to stop the final apocalypse. As the ultimate truth about the Echo is revealed, everything these wary allies think they know will be tested—including their loyalty to each other.
Why do it yourself when you can get others to do it for you? I lived by the mantra if you want something done right, do it yourself – until all hell broke loose. I lost the biggest client of my career and ended things with my boyfriend in the same run. Just when I thought life couldn’t get worse, I’m stabbed through the heart and wake up in a literal hell, with a new spouse and his minions to contend with. This prince of Hell is determined to keep me captive until I’ve learned to control my new powers to help him fix his circle so he can assume his rightful place on the throne of Hell as a true son of Satan. Draining Sloth and his men—in more ways than one—is my new personal game. A game I intend to win. Amazon KU
Creeping in shadows, haunting nightmares, lurking beneath the bed…monsters prowl under the cover of night, waiting until just the right moment to claim and seduce their mates. With teeth and talons, tails and scales, they’ll tear their way into their lover’s hearts…and into yours. Get lost in the dark with demons and devils in this delicious new collection. Amazon
An ancient evil has woken. A beast with no concept of human morality, risen to destroy and devour until his evil appetites are sated. He lays very particular claim to the one modern people call Maddox. Maker. Lover. Owner. Guardian. Captor. Gideon has been all of these things at one time or another. After centuries of sleep he wakes to find his Maddox playing with humans. It was a habit he used to tolerate, but now he discovers Maddox has taken a mate. A rough criminal with wolf blood. A murderous, rude, ephemeral creature barely deserving of the name beast, or boy, as Maddox calls him. It is all completely unacceptable. When Maddox refuses to discard his boy, he leaves Gideon with no choice. To restore proper order and dignity to his bloodline, Gideon must do one thing: Kill. Will. (And anybody else who gets in the way.) Amazon KU
Andie – My mate was taken from me and every day that we’re forced to be apart, the burning inferno inside me spreads. My weeks alone are spent learning how to adjust to the magic I’ve stolen back. Power I need to be able to control before I can get to Foster. Then, when I finally make my move, he’s gone. Missing from the pack that was supposed to protect him. Foster – When I find my way back to Andie, she’s not the same mate I left behind. Her guilt controls her actions, but I refuse to let her drown in the remorse. She’s mine and I won’t let anything—even herself—tear us apart again. It’s time to end the chaos around us. To finish what Moira started and show her the mistake she made when she came after my mate. Amazon KU
VS note: A re-release.
An ancient goddess grows more desperate to escape the bounds that keep her imprisoned. . .A man whose lands have always been fertile and bountiful even in times of strife and drought. . .The woman whose secret could destroy his dreams and force him into the waiting hands of the evil one..Tolan’s family has had a strong bond with the farmlands he tends and he keeps the truth of it secret. For generations, his ancestors worshipped the ancient gods and oversaw their lands. Now, darkness is gathering, and Tolan is drawn into an evil nobleman’s plot to destroy his enemies. When his lover Elethea is targeted, too, he must choose one side or the other. Elethea’s healing skills are known widely, but when the arrival of strangers cause the power in her blood to surge, she discovers it is more than simply knowledge of the healing arts. The only one she cannot seem to heal is herself and her inability to give Tolan the children he needs is keeping her from committing to him and to a future together. Now, as the evil one gathers its minions and threaten all that Tolan and Elethea hold dear, will they choose the side of humanity or choose the enemy who even now holds their future in his hands? Amazon KU
With all the residents of Little Eerie turned to goblins by an ancient blood curse, Apprentice Wizard Idun Wintermoon and sellsword Liss Forlatt are in a race against time to undo the curse before goblin hunters show up and kill the hapless villagers. To unravel the secret of the blood curse, they’re going to need to get their hands on the blood of a royal. A present day, very much alive royal. And it just might be easier to pull dragon teeth. Amazon KU
Enemies. So many enemies. When Skylar was attacked and nearly killed by a psychotic witch, she discovers there are several targets on her back. All this time she thought she’d been taken to the Academy of Lost Souls to join the other mages in saving the world. How wrong she was. As the half-blood princess, her throne is up for the taking, and her magic is a desirable prize for any lucky assassin. But, Skylar won’t be taken out so easily. Forgotten abilities are awakened, memories from her ancestors are restored, and she has an important choice to make. Will she honor her soulmate connection, or continue as rivals and enemies? There isn’t much time to decide. The Dark Rites wait for no one. Amazon KU
Marion Shaw has been raised in the slums, where want and deprivation are all she know. Despite longing to leave the city and its miseries, she has no real hope of escape until the day she spots a peculiar listing in the newspaper seeking a bloodmaid. Though she knows little about the far north—where wealthy nobles live in luxury and drink the blood of those in their service—Marion applies to the position. In a matter of days, she finds herself the newest bloodmaid at the notorious House of Hunger. There, Marion is swept into a world of dark debauchery. At the center of it all is Countess Lisavet. The countess, who presides over this hedonistic court, is loved and feared in equal measure. She takes a special interest in Marion. Lisavet is magnetic, and Marion is eager to please her new mistress. But when she discovers that the ancient walls of the House of Hunger hide even older secrets, Marion is thrust into a vicious game of cat and mouse. She’ll need to learn the rules of her new home—and fast—or its halls will soon become her grave.
All it took was one bite. A week ago, I was the perpetual screw up of the Bannister coven and a probationary agent for the Arcane Bureau of Investigation. Somehow, I’ve managed to get myself mated to an Acosta Alpha, pissed off my family, and gotten on the radar of a dark Fae. As much as I’d like to bury my head in the sand, I have a badge to secure—and with a new case on my proverbial desk—a job to do. Because I’m not the first witch that the Fae has tried to steal, but I will definitely be the last. Just as soon as I get this curse under control. Amazon KU
A mysterious illness plagues one of the elusive lantern dragons and time is ticking for apprentice veterinarian Charlotte to figure out what’s wrong before her light goes out. The Dragon Lantern is book four in the modern fantasy Griffin Sanctuary series. It is packed full of adventure, mythical creatures, and an f/f romantic sub-plot.
There’s no escaping betrayal. My life once centered around justice. As a trained warrior for the people of Shadow City, I never questioned what I was taught… until now. My preordained mate and I are finally on the same side, with our list of enemies growing. All we have learned has changed our very foundation and put a target on both our backs. A war that has been brewing for over a Millenium is on the horizon. One that could change the course of the Earth forever. It’s up to our friends to find a way to stop it… but Fate has a way of forcing her hand. Amazon KU
While Kacie and Patrick seem cozy, Crayon wonders if this is the right choice for her master. But no one has time to contemplate for long as the town readies itself for a fan event for a famous but older television show. All the stars are on hand, some happy to be there, some not so much. But when one a ghost from the show’s past appears, several suspects come to the surface. Will Kacie discover the true nature of her “brother?” Or will he remain illusive? Amazon KU
Ksenia Daikos has the life she’s always wanted – a kick ass job, a house in the Hollywood hills and a gargoyle lover that curls her toes every night. Things are perfect and she thinks that life can’t get any better. Until one night she receives a phone call from two friends from college… men she has not seen since before their transition. Men she never thought to see again. Two men that rocked her world one crazy night at the dorms. And now they have a proposition: another night with their favorite female…if she’s willing. Cassius and Isaac were a filthy dream made flesh… two best friends that wanted the same girl – her – as much as they wanted each other. They haven’t been able to get her out of their heads since that one wild night. The dream is her bonded, and theirs forever. Fate has its way, bringing them back together for one fateful night… and Ksenia is not going to make the same mistakes again. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Shay Johnson has all the makings of a successful witch. As a junior at T.K. Anderson Magical Magnet School, she’s determined to win the Brockton Scholarship—her ticket into the university of her dreams. Her competition? Ana freaking Álvarez. The key to victory? Impressing Mr. B, drama teacher and head of the scholarship committee. When Mr. B asks Shay to star in this year’s aggressively inclusive musical, she warily agrees, even though she’ll have to put up with Ana playing the other lead. But in rehearsals, Shay realizes Ana is . . . not the despicable witch she’d thought. Perhaps she could be a friend—or more. And Shay could use someone in her corner once she becomes the target of Mr. B’s unwanted attention. When Shay learns she’s not the first witch to experience his inappropriate behavior, she must decide if she’ll come forward. But how can she speak out when her future’s on the line?
Loki has nothing on a witch when you come for what’s theirs. The cult was around long enough to know this. They want Gemini twins by their side. Oh, they are going to get us—right up in their faces showing them exactly what we are capable of. Kaine wants this done on the up and up with everyone in handcuffs and their day in court. Sorry, not sorry, but we are way past that now. I’ve got one Norse god and two Vikings living in my house. We’re going old school with this. AmazonKU
Willow and Azíl travel far to try and find a solution for Azíl’s curse. Cinnamon Cocoa and Far To Go is book four of the Cauldron Coffee Shop Series, a witchy modern fantasy romance series with a mysterious teapot, a cursed warlock, and a cheeky cat.
For as long as I could remember, I’ve been in love with a male that wasn’t mine. I knew I wasn’t his fated mate, either. I just thought… Ryker Wolfson would one day be the Alpha. He couldn’t take a mate until then, and maybe I could get him to choose me. I was wrong. It’s no excuse, but love can make you do some terrible things. Instead of supporting my new Alpha and his intended, I listened to a traitor and I nearly lost everything. When Ryker lifted my exile, allowing me to return to Accalia, I vowed I would make amends and start over. And I did. For a few weeks, I thought things might be different. I thought I might have my chance at forever… and then I was taken captive by the Wicked Wolf of the West. My time in the Wolf District changed me. It broke me. I probably wouldn’t have survived it at all if it wasn’t for Duke. A gentle giant of a delta, I never got the chance to know him. I was obsessed with Ryker, and Duke was just another packmate—until he found me and my wolf locked in a cage and he willingly sacrificed his own freedom to keep me company. Now we’re in Accalia, and the male responsible for my nightmares is dead. Duke has gone back to being a silent shadow who watches me, but I don’t understand why. We’re home again, and while I’m still far from whole, I’m not important enough for my own guard. Not like our new Alpha female. I’m Trish Danvers. I’m no one. Except, it seems, to Duke Conlon. Amazon KU
Lochlann Wilde walks in the shadow of his father, a legendary summoner who commanded mythical beasts in battle. But Locke isn’t legendary. He’s barely a summoner, never passing his academy’s trial of the elements. And then he accidentally summons a fae prince with a beautiful body and a bad attitude. Sylvain is fiery and ferocious, stronger than anything Locke has ever encountered. And hotter, too. But time is running out. Locke must tame the prince’s wild heart. If he fails his trial, he’ll lose his inheritance and ruin his family’s name. Without Sylvain, Locke could lose his chance to become a true summoner… along with his shot at true love. AmazonKU AB
In a world of Balance, debts must be paid and change comes at a cost. Eleya is well versed in the importance of keeping the Balance. To even the scales after her brother loses a fortune he doesn’t have, she approaches the man he owes. Prince Dmir. Dmir doesn’t know what to do with the lady sneaking into his room. She insists on an alternative method to repay her brother’s debt, but Dmir needs that money. He wants to fund Balanced inventions to bring progress to everyone in Plumei. As much as he is tempted to accept Eleya’s salacious proposal, he knows he shouldn’t. But maybe she can help him and work off the debt at the same time. Eleya can’t help but commit fully to the principled, visionary prince once he shows her his plans. She will use all her powers, including a Balance-given ability to recognize the truth, to help him. But she can’t lie—she soon wants more than to repay the debt. She wants the prince himself. Amazon KU
Beth Moore will do anything to save her sister. She’s the only family she’s got left in this world, and the thought of losing her to cancer is inconceivable. When every treatment and therapy fails, Beth knows that the answer will not come from human medicine. It’s a good thing that hordes of orcs landed in this world years ago, that they have magic, and Beth has something she can trade for it – herself. She offers herself as tribute, joins an institute for orc brides, and then prays that the captain who chooses her will come to care enough about her to save her sister’s life. Uthar the Hunter used to be a raider. Now he is a captain, taking over from the late captain of the horde, who treated him like a son. But he isn’t blood, and when the true son and heir shows up with his own horde, a feud breaks out. In the orc world, a rank is not inherited. One has to prove himself and earn it. Uthar will not step down. He will show everyone that he is a true captain, even if that means he has to take a human bride and put an orc baby in her. Amazon KU
Anything can happen on Dragon Isle…One dragon. One polar bear. One terrible secret. A dragon and a polar bear shifter weren’t supposed to fall in love, but they did. Years ago, back before anyone was ever going to know, they loved each other. After a terrible breakup that separated them for 15 years, they’re forced to be together once more…But will time be enough to heal these wounds?
After a horrific time with their first case together, it was understandable that Lucifer and Stefan wanted to take some down time and get to learn more about each other. But on their first day officially back at work, with Monty and Darwin’s new anchor division this time, an ex-friend of Lucifer’s turns up and things quickly go from bad to worse for the fated pair. Borrowed magic, hateful hexes, and even a bomb all quickly culminate to strain Lucifer’s and Stefan’s relationship, especially when Lucifer defaults to his typical arrogant behavior. It doesn’t help that Stefan knows Lucifer is hiding something from him, but he’s not sure if it’s to do with their issues around them or something more personal. When Gaston visits his dreamscape, telling him to get out of bed, Stefan has yet something else to deal with he wasn’t sure would ever happen to him – a new familiar. Maybe Creed can help Stefan and Lucifer decide if the problems they are having are a direct attack on Lucifer, or more efforts by the Brethren to stop them promoting the rights of anchors. This story takes place over the space of a week from the Epilogue of Illuminate. It is not a standalone – you will need to read Illuminate to understand the impact of where Stefan was born, the Technic case, Lucifer’s issues with the twins and the importance of anchors to high magic users. Amazon
Without mates, shifters in Black Forest Ridge are going feral. My pack and I will share that same fate if we can’t find our destined mates. Imani applied for a position at a B&B. Little does she know that the casting of a mating spell and the secret surging through her veins is what truly lured her here to the Ridge. The instant I met her, I felt the magnetic tug of our mate bond. But her world has been turned upside down, and she’s far from ready to accept her role as my alpha female in Black Forest Ridge. Even if I’m desperate for her to be mine, she doesn’t feel the same pull I do. She needs time to accept she’s mine… and my time is running out. Will I be able to convince her that she’s my fated mate before I lose myself to the feral madness?
The Dragon King is looking for a wife. This news throws the women in my village into a tizzy. The king will be sending out the royal guard to bring women of childbearing age to his castle in Jade City. There is only one requirement: the woman must carry enough magic to produce an heir for him. I’m a watered-down human with a mere ten percent dragon magic lineage, I know I won’t be chosen, but for some reason the magic sniffers command me to present myself to the king as a possible wife. I’m ready to go to Jade City until my mother tells me a terrifying secret. A secret that could get me killed… by the king himself. Amazon KU
Psychic caterer Priscilla Malcolm watches in disbelief as a glamorous boutique owner drops dead at her Halloween party. Pris isn’t about to blame her appetizers, even if she knows the death isn’t natural. But when the victim’s ghost attaches to her ghost-busting cousin, Evie, she has no choice except to find out what happened. While Evie’s Sensible Solutions team investigates motives for possible murder, Pris seeks the source of the boutique’s fame in Italy— coincidentally, the home of her nemesis, Dante Ives. Pris’s telepathic skills are limited, but while she searches for a heartless killer, she will need to call on every gift she possesses to deal with the handsome archeologist and the adorable twins his enigmatic ex dumped on him. Knowing his past is the reason Evie is haunted now, Dante must join eccentric Pris and the anarchic Solutions team to solve the murder before Evie becomes the next victim.
VS note: Blurbs for stories on ebook seller’s page. I like the idea of sound as a story prompt.
A knocking. A ringing. A steady drip-drip-drip. These are the sounds that haunt us. Drive us mad. Draw us in like the songs of sirens, hypnotic and deadly. And we must either give in, or resist with everything we have…and hope it’s enough. Listen: The Sound of Fear offers ten stories written exclusively by trans and nonbinary authors that explore the chilling, perplexing, terrifying nature of sound.
When Alice was a child, four demonic men and a bloodthirsty Queen held her captive and introduced her to her darkest fears. Now she is all grown up, but the memories of their passionate, inhuman eyes consume her every waking thought. On the eve of Alice’s eighteenth birthday, a mysterious key leads her back down the rabbit hole into a dark and twisty world where the men that once taught her to fear them now have new lessons for her to learn. But Alice is not the same innocent, frightened girl that they previously broke. This time, Rabbit, Hatter, Cheshire, and The Jabberwocky will have to play by her rules. Let the seduction begin. Amazon KU
I can see the loss in her eyes. The confusion. It’s what I felt when my world was torn away from me when my parents were killed. I thought if I tried hard enough I could help those around me never feel that way. But I was wrong. Gods above, I was wrong.
Now that the council has been dealt with, things should be coming up roses for Hailey and Jaxon. Dealing with the corruption within the vampire council was supposed to return their lives to normal, but it turns out nothing is normal in the life of a Bond Girl, and it isn’t long before she realizes that downtime isn’t in the cards for her or her new extended family. When Jax gets devastating news, he and Hailey will be in the fight of their lives. It turns out hunters know vampires aren’t extinct, and witches aren’t on their hunting list anymore. And the matriarch of the hunters? She’s fierce, not taking any ish, and wants every last vampire dead. Convincing the hunters not to attack, or figuring out how to be stronger, faster, and deadlier than ever, are the only options Hailey and Jax have. When the council puts a bounty on vampire rogues, Hailey’s who they’ll count on to bring them all in with the help of her trusty friends and brother, who suddenly thinks he’s going to be the best bounty hunter the vampire world has ever seen. Yeah, this is going to go well. If that wasn’t enough, they still have to figure out what to do about Paige and Claudia, Kendra burning the candle at both ends, and Goldie’s missing family. A little shifter has no business being raised by vampires, right? Something clearly has to give, but they’re determined that it won’t be them. After all, they’re a team, and they’re going to face everything together because that’s exactly what teams do. Amazon KU
Secret Springs historical society manager Hank Vargas has two passions: history and hauntings. By day he’s a mild-mannered historian. By night he hunts ghosts in old buildings and antique hotels. So when all his friends start pairing off, getting married and having babies, Hank throws himself into podcasts and videos of his paranormal investigations as well as scholarly articles about the history of Secret Springs. Soon enough, though, Hank finds out that being a minor local celebrity can have its drawbacks, and one of those is ghost debunker Elliot Graham. Elliot Graham works for a scientific journal, traveling the world and debunking urban legends and ghost stories. A certain Hank Vargas seems like a prime target, especially since the guy appears to think he’s an actual historian as well as a spirit chaser. What Elliot doesn’t expect from Secret Springs is how charming the place is, and how interesting he finds Hank. In a very personal way. When the weather and the ghosts of Secret Springs start giving them more than they bargain for, Hank and Elliot have to put aside their differences and solve a century old mystery. Can they build something lasting together at the same time? AmazonKU
Being a witch who can shift has its perks—seeing ghosts isn’t one of them. Hell-o, it would’ve been nice if someone had warned me that my ability to shift into a cat enabled me to see ghosts. I spent a good ten minutes explaining my new pet sitting business to a spirit. I thought something was off about her, but I wasn’t expecting that! If only I could understand what she was trying to tell me, because it turns out she was murdered. She’s followed me home until I can figure it out. And now I must care for her familiar until the inconsolable cat is assigned a new witch. Moving the ghost and her keening cat out of my house can’t happen soon enough. When old grudges are revealed, the list of suspects grows. And it includes a young witch at the Home for Wayward Witches, who’s flaunting too much attitude and power. It can’t be her, can it? With a killer on the loose, everyone’s got a finger or paw to point. Since I have both, I’m caught in the middle of this murder mystery. Let’s hope I can solve it before an innocent witch gets accused, or worse, someone else dies. Amazon KU
A forbidden love. A league of Witches who want equal rights. And a Council hellbent on stopping them. Bella, still the black sheep of the family, has fallen in love with a wolf shifter. Though their love is forbidden, she won’t give him up. Now she’ll have to fight the Council to change the law….or risk death. Her last hope is joining the ‘League of Witches,’ a group of women determined to change the rules to give equal rights to all species. But with equal rights to love come equal rights to live, and the Council won’t allow the shifters or the Fae to step out of place. With the witches on their side, the shifters want to fight, but will this battle to end all wars end Bella and her lover’s lives in the process? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
On New Year’s Eve, Lawrie meets a deadly attractive, loaded alpha who’s brilliant in bed and nice to boot. Pity Ernest travels so much and doesn’t do relationships. Lawrie can at least enjoy one wild weekend. Except now it’s the morning after, and things get weird. Very weird. Lawrie’s body has changed overnight, warranting the freakout of a lifetime. Ernest has been looking for his true mate since the eager age of twenty-one. After fifteen years, he’s reconciled himself to restless traveling and hook-ups. The most recent one is a real treat—a certain Lawrence Winchester, a young omega with a sharp wit and an unusually intense scent. The thought of a mate doesn’t even enter Ernest’s head as he drifts through the night in a lusty haze. The morning brings life-altering revelations. Lawrie is the one—the signs are unmistakable. Now how to break it to him gently that he’s stuck with Ernest for the rest of his life and that Ernest is, um, a slightly different species. Amazon KU
Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Suicide Squad in this adult dark, rompy novel in which the most beloved villains from Buffy must team up to stop the Slayer from ending their evil universe! Demondale, Callifornia, 1999…Like Sunnydale, but whole lot more evil. Step into this alternate reality, where chaos reigns supreme. The Mayor’s sun-shade has created permanent darkness over Sunnydale, fully opening the Hellmouth once and for all. Now the newly christened Demondale has become a safe haven for vampires, beasts, and all types of ruffians. It’s never been better to be bad. Aspiring supervillains (and super nerds) Jonathan and Andrew attempt to hold their own in a town full of monsters, while eleven-hundred-year-old vengeance demon Anya is just looking for something to give her life purpose again, spending her days working at an evil juice bar. But soon word gets out that there’s a new Big Bad on the scene, one more powerful and more destructive than anyone who has come before. She, of course, is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And she’s hell-bent on rooting out all of this reality’s evil by any means necessary. Now Jonathan, Andrew, and Anya must recruit a team of Demondale’s most notorious villains—including Angelus, Spike, Drusilla, and even Ripper the malevolent magic shop owner—in order to save their world. But it’ll be no easy feat to put their pride and differences aside and stop the worst thing that has ever come to town: good. Written by acclaimed author and Buffy super fan Lily Anderson, this novel brings together Buffy’s most devious and beloved villains from the Trio to the Whirlwind to Anya, Glory, and Vampire Willow. This is one apocalypse Buffy fans are not going to want to miss! Amazon AB Kobo
At the lake’s edge, I made my promise. In the forest, I will fall. The curse that haunted Lakesedge Estate has been broken, but at great cost. Violeta Graceling has sacrificed herself to end the Corruption. To escape death, Leta makes a desperate bargain with the Lord Under, one that sees her living at his side in the land of the dead. And though he claims to have given her all he promised, Leta knows this world of souls and mists hides many secrets. When she discovers she is still bound to Rowan, Leta goes to drastic lengths to reforge their connection. But her search for answers, and a path back home, will see her drawn into even more dangerous bargains, and struggling to resist the allure of a new, dark, power in Forestfall by Lyndall Clipstone.
Cy isn’t the mating kind. Cy Pataki doesn’t get attached. He doesn’t do coddling. And at thirty-two, he’s old enough to know his feelings won’t change. He’s a damn good agent who enjoys his job protecting Crescent City, but to keep it, he must mate the witch his pack lined up for him twenty years ago. David never got a choice…After years of training to be a perfect mate, David Reeds is in a world he doesn’t understand and where none of the rules make sense. Worse, his future mate doesn’t seem to want anything to do with someone so much younger and so very naïve. But, David refuses to disappoint his clan and his mentor. He has his training. He can meet Cy’s every need. Maybe then, Cy will see how well David can fit into his life. …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
The one thing you never talk about while you’re in the Scholomance is what you’ll do when you get out. Not even the richest enclaver would tempt fate that way. But it’s all we dream about: the hideously slim chance we’ll survive to make it out the gates and improbably find ourselves with a life ahead of us, a life outside the Scholomance halls. And now the impossible dream has come true. I’m out, we’re all out—and I didn’t even have to turn into a monstrous dark witch to make it happen. So much for my great-grandmother’s prophecy of doom and destruction. I didn’t kill enclavers, I saved them. Me and Orion and our allies. Our graduation plan worked to perfection: We saved everyone and made the world safe for all wizards and brought peace and harmony to all the enclaves everywhere. Ha, only joking! Actually, it’s gone all wrong. Someone else has picked up the project of destroying enclaves in my stead, and probably everyone we saved is about to get killed in the brewing enclave war. And the first thing I’ve got to do now, having miraculously gotten out of the Scholomance, is turn straight around and find a way back in.
Two curses. One prophecy. A reckoning all have feared. And a love more powerful than fate. All hail the king and queen of Hell. Emilia is reeling from a shocking discovery about her sister, Vittoria. But before she faces the demons of her past, Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. She doesn’t just desire his body; she wants his heart and soul—but that’s something the enigmatic demon can’t promise her. When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, damning evidence somehow points to Vittoria as the murderer. Now, Emilia will do anything to get to the bottom of these accusations against the sister she thought she knew. Together, Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception to solve the murder and stop the unrest that’s brewing between witches, demons, shape-shifters, and the most treacherous foes of all: the Feared. Emilia was warned that when it came to the Wicked, nothing was as it seemed. But have the true villains been much closer all along? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Gloriously rich and utterly delightful, Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders is an indispensable guide to the peculiar world, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike. Covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious normals to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist, this essential volume is ideal for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, most famous (and infamous) names, and much more. Written in Miss Peregrine’s inimitable style, it’s also a dramatic expansion of the universe fans have already come to love, introducing countless new peculiars, enemies, time loops, stories, and secrets, in addition to hundreds of never-before-seen vintage found photographs and select illustrations. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
~ René ~As the product of a cross species mating, I lived with a foot in two worlds, vampires and gryphons. I had very little patience for either of them. Learning that the prince of gryphons was my mate didn’t make me happy, but I only got one mate. Giving him up wasn’t possible, no matter how many others tried to keep us apart. ~ Alessandro ~As prince of all the gryphons in Italy, I was used to getting my way. People did not say no to me, which made finding my contrary mate all that more intriguing. René had no problem telling me no or disobeying my orders. If I wanted to keep the sexy man—and I did—then I needed to learn how to seduce him over to my way of thinking. It would help if people would stop trying to kill us. Amazon KU
Twelve years ago, Avril’s mother drowned at Whisper Cove theater, just off the rocky Connecticut coastline. It was ruled an accident, but Avril’s never been totally convinced. Local legend claims that the women in the waves—ghosts from old whaling stories—called her mother into the ocean with their whispering. Because, as they say at Whisper Cove, what the sea wants, the sea will have.
While Avril doesn’t believe in ghosts, she knows there are lots of different ways for places, and people, to be haunted. She’s spent the past twelve years trying to make sense of the strange bits and pieces she does remember from the night she lost her mother. Stars falling into the sea. A blinding light. A tight grip on her wrist. The odd sensation of flying. Now, at seventeen, she’s returning to Whisper Cove for the first time, and she might finally unravel the mystery of what really happened. As Avril becomes more involved with camp director Willa and her mysterious son Cole, Whisper Cove reveals itself to her. Distances seem to shift in the strange fog. Echoes of long-past moments bounce off the marsh. And Avril keeps meeting herself—and her dead mother—late at night, at the edge of the ocean. The truth Avril seeks is ready to be discovered. But it will come at a terrible cost. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
One life. One choice. One sacrifice. To save those closest to her, Simi traded away everything: her freedom, her family, and the boy she loves. Now she is sworn to serve a new god, watching over the Land of the Dead at the bottom of the ocean. But when signs of demons begin to appear, it’s clear there are deeper consequences of Simi’s trade. These demons spell the world’s ruin . . . and because of Simi, they now have a way into the human realm. With the fate of the world at stake, Simi must break her promise and team up with a scheming trickster of a god. And if they succeed, perhaps Simi can also unbreak her heart along the way, and find herself again.
At home, my life is amazing, thanks to my boyfriend, Cosmo Ono-Nai, and his wonderful family that I’ve become a part of. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life. But work is a different story. All anyone’s talking about is the Red Cloth this, the Red Cloth that. I can’t escape them, and all I really want is to find someplace the witches can’t reach, take my family—my pride—there, and hide them away from the world. But I can’t. I’ll do everything in my power to protect them, and everyone else, from the building threat. There’s this dread building in my chest about what’s to come, and I have a feeling the Red Cloth is planning something big. I only wish I knew what so I could keep Cos, Jude, and the rest of our family safe. Amazon KU
Pristine beaches, lush greenery, and perfect weather, the island of Kisapmata would be the vacation destination…if not for the curse. The Filipino locals speak of it in hushed voices and refuse to step foot on the island. They know the lives it has claimed. They won’t be next. A Hollywood film crew won’t be dissuaded. Legend claims a Dreamer god sleeps, waiting to grant unimaginable powers in exchange for eight sacrifices. The producers are determined to document the evidence. And they convince Alon, a local teen, to be their guide. Within minutes of their arrival, a giant sinkhole appears, revealing a giant balete tree with a mummified corpse entwined in its gnarled branches. And the crew start seeing strange visions. Alon knows they are falling victim to the island’s curse. If Alon can’t convince them to leave, there is no telling who will survive. Or how much the Dreamer god will destroy. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Since her graduation with two degrees from a tony university, Michelle Margaret Maypo, a curvy and quick-witted young woman approaching her thirties, has been at loose ends. Lovingly known as Shelly to her friends and family, she writes feature articles for the local paper the ‘Cape Coast Crier’ but yearns for more excitement in her life. Mixing business and pleasure, Shelly agrees to a date to the City Zoo where she is to cover the grand reopening. While perusing the grounds, she encounters the incredibly handsome Dr. Gabriel Ramos, zoologist, and Cape Coast Zoo Director. Her date pales in comparison to the virile male. And something about him seems to call to her. Is it Shelly’s imagination or does the smexy veterinarian have a secret? That mystery would just have to wait after she meets some rowdy and precocious apes who set her on a path to her true destiny as an ace PI. Can Shelly trust her natural intuition and fledgling practicing witch skills to take on a very clever killer who has local Police completely stumped? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Gretchen has spent a lifetime searching for love. Now the only man she wants thinks he’s a Tiger!
Cut It Out is open for business! Moving to Maverick Point for affordable rents and to be near her bestie was a no brainer. But Gretchen had no idea her first client was going to be six and a half feet of gorgeousness. Hot or not, the man is desperate for a trim and shave. Not a problem. Well, it wouldn’t be, if she could stop staring at all those muscles and focus on his unkempt locks instead. But a girl’s got needs…Reg has been trying to make amends for past mistakes, neglecting other things in the process. Like his hair and beard. Not good for a Tiger chosen to guard the precious Nari of the Maverick Pride. When Uncle Uzzi comes for a consultation, he orders the Tiger to get his overly furry butt to the new salon pronto. Reg isn’t too convinced the Witch knows what he’s doing, until the second he enters the salon and scents his mate. There is just one problem. The sassy stylist doesn’t know a thing about Shifters. Can Reg convince her to be his? He has no choice. This Tiger won’t rest until the fiery little human is purrfectly trapped. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Sometimes it’s not just bats in the belfry. Omega phoenix shifter Egan has lived his entire life in the same home in the same small town—this life anyway because phoenixes have many. Egan has never traveled beyond the county and, while he’s lonely sometimes, he’s content with his uncomplicated no-fuss existence. Warlock Tamon thought he was escaping his life but found himself driving directly to it instead. Little did he expect that his car would lead him straight to his mate, an omega phoenix. But mating a phoenix shifter isn’t the same as mating a warlock or other shifters. Even taking a human mate would be less complicated, but no one else exists for Tamon once he sees Egan. Tamon’s past catches up with him in the form of his warlock cousin. When the pair invoke powerful enchantments and spells, Egan unleashes his own magic—one he didn’t know he possesses, and that’s when things get really interesting. Amazon KU
My name is Angel Ryan, a thirty-six-year-old assassin from California, and, as I soon discover, future queen to the four Pirate Kings of Nyxleia. Yeah, apparently a world full of sexy pirates actually exists. And according to the Sea Witch’s prophecy, me becoming their queen will save their seas from dying and islands from sinking. But all that save-the-world BS seems like a lot of work to me. So I tell them to f^ck off. I just want to go back to my life as an assassin and the eventual retirement plan of staying away from people. However, the four pirates don’t give me a choice. They have to teach me to submit and allow them to claim me together, or their kingdoms will fall. I should hate what they do to me. And yet, I can’t help but crave more. Although I still have no desire to become their queen, let alone be a hero. Amazon KU
The spirits who linger in my store dance the jitterbug, look after the plants, and gossip about long-dead relatives. Even though no one believes me about my mediumistic gifts, it’s my job to aid these lost souls. I can help them, even if I gave up hoping to find someone who understood me long ago. Call me a vintage-items peddler, but it’s my duty to match ghosts—and the objects to which they are attached—with the people who need them. That’s where James comes in. James Herringbone, the high-end antique dealer who looks like he just stepped out of an expensive cologne ad, possesses a pocket watch I desperately need. Until I get it back, the spirit of a flapper girl who haunts my shop will let me have no rest. Talking to James isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I mean, he is perfection in glasses and a tweed jacket, even if he looks down on junk-item antiquarians like me. But when I try to bargain with James for the pocket watch, things get…complicated. Of course they do. Because this is Chancellor, where magic lives on every corner. Amazon KU
Lyne Vanlith, an archaeologist who seeks a logical explanation to any mystery, discovers an ancient Druidic curse on her first dig. When the signs foretold by the curse descend on her, Lyne can’t find a reasonable interpretation. And that’s even before a Beast rescues her from a monstrous sea-creature. She drops a grateful kiss on the snout of the Beast, who transforms into a man, Frederick Cunnick, Baron of Lansladron. Lyne is meant to be Beauty to his Beast—and break the curse forever. Now both spellkeeper and monster are targeting Lyne. She must take up her legendary role, to defeat the curse and save Frederick—and herself. Instead of logic, for the first time, Lyne must trust her heart.
Death walks beside me. Two weeks ago, I was hired by the Dragon Prince of Zaru to help his brother, the King, deal with their dead. Not that there is an abundance of corpses in their kingdom, but those who die aren’t staying in their graves. As a necromancer, I’m one of the few people on Serai who can put the dead to rest and discover why they are rising. As a Raltven, I’m particularly good at it. Good enough that the King of Zaru sent his brother across the sea to find someone like me. At first sight, desire sparked between Prince Racmar and me. On the way to Zaru, our attraction for each other had grown. Now it’s reached the point of combustion, but I want more than a single night of pleasure from the Prince. To win him, I must play a dangerous game, tantalizing the man without riling the beast inside him. Between Racmar and the dead, I have some serious work to do, and both are presenting unforeseen complications. The reanimated corpses aren’t talking, something both unusual and unfortunate for my investigation. Then there is Prince Racmar who speaks too much, and his words are clawing at my resistance. I don’t know who will break first—the unknown power behind the dead, the Dragon Prince, or me. Death walks beside us Raltven, in our shadow form we are akin to spirits, but if I’m not careful, a spirit is exactly what I will become. Amazon KU
Thirty years ago the world as we know it was lost. Now humans live like rats, desperate for food and safety, the wall towering before us as a mocking reminder of what happened…But some, some are born into privilege and wealth and I am one of those. I spend my days trying to change the world we live in, fighting for the truth as any good scientist does. However, when I am thrust through the wall I have to fight just to survive. Hurt, alone and scared I run smack into the very creatures we are taught to fear. A monster. But this monster is intent on protecting me, even as I fear him. Together we must delve into the past, to find the truth behind the monster’s creation. The truth behind what happened all those years ago and when we do? It changes my entire future. The world crumbling around me, I cling to the only honest thing I find. Him. But when the humans decide they want their research, and their scientist back, I am ripped from the safety of his arms. Once more fighting to survive, I promise to find the truth, even if it costs me my life. With my monster at my side, I will untangle the lies, I will find the truth and when I do? This whole Monstrous plan will come unravelled. AmazonKU
He says he can’t let me go… and when he touches me, I forget why I’d want to leave. The streets have become a dangerous place, something to avoid at all costs once the sun goes down. Unable to resist breaking the curfew, Jade finds herself in a vulnerable position. Now she must decide, either help the creature who protected her, or run. She’s supposed to fear him, but there’s an attraction she can’t deny. Fate’s design is cruel, and staying means certain death—but would life be worth living without him? AmazonKU
American born project manager Nora Bloom enjoys her life in London, but love hasn’t been easy. To stop herself from thinking about her ex for a night, she signs up for a speed-dating event. Not looking for anything other than distraction, she’s surprised when she meets an Israeli woman who leaves a lasting impression on her. London-based diamond dealer Yael Kehim joins her single friend on a speed-dating night. Already casually dating someone, she’s only there for moral support, but after meeting Nora, her mind keeps going back to that night, and she can’t help but wonder what would have happened if she’d made different choices. Cupid reports to The Almighty. Roaming the earth, spreading love, and bringing destined souls together, they take their assignments very seriously. To blend in, they manifest in many different forms, but when morphing into Toby, a cuddly ginger cat, they find a whole new level of joy in their job, and distractions are lurking around every corner. When Nora and Yael finally meet again, strange things start to happen—things that are too bizarre to be coincidental. Is there free will in love? Or is our destiny written in the stars? AmazonKU
The time has come to obtain the final birthstone of Saddoriel. Reeling from a near-deadly sacrifice, Roh must rally all her strength if she is to take her place upon the throne. But with cyrenkind divided and enemies closing in, the road to Lochloria and beyond is more dangerous than ever. An ancient prophecy looms, loyalties are tested and Roh races against the clock that threatens to undo all she’s fought for. As a centuries-long conflict comes to a head and forces of nature collide, Roh has to decide if there is more than one kind of magic in this world, and whether or not she has the power to harness it. Some bonds will solidify, while others will be fractured forever – but all must take up their swords and face the final battle for a better Saddoriel. Will Roh emerge from the perils victorious, or will the trials claim her at last? Amazon KU
Beware the Blood Angel…1873 is a year of freedom for Aurelia Steelhaugh, liberty from those seeking to capture or cure her of vampirism. Now, she travels the continent using social engagements and husband-hunting as covers for her clandestine activities. Upon hearing of a village of vampires, she sets out to find her roots, only to discover she’s once again being hunted. Luka Von Kage, eschewing the trappings of his barony, uses the strength of stone to hunt monsters, and he never fails. Now charged with finding the missing Steelhaugh sister, his ship is shot down, landing in a village of the most dangerous creatures he’s ever faced. Among them is the one monster he loves more than life itself…the woman he was sent to find. Together, Aurelia and Luka discover their entwined pasts and a bond that strengthens their powers. But time is short, and they must learn to embrace their heritage and harness their talents or fail. Never before has there been such a unique pairing, and their enemies have no idea what they’ve uncovered. For when night falls, the blood guardian and the stone baron will rise. Amazon KU
Angus McCraggan sacrificed his life to break the Celtic curse laid upon his people in the Bronze Age. He failed. Millennia later, he returns to modern Ireland to find his people have become feral, vengeful shadows. With his hollow hill now a tourist attraction, he uses his power to keep his past hidden. Until an American calls him out…Since a banshee attacked her as a teen, Erin De Santos has been tormented by dreams of a boy she’s never met. Armed with a new identity, she returns to the Emerald Isle determined to face her nightmare. But her discovery turns fatal. When the banshee strikes again, Angus surrenders his heart—and his hope of freeing his people—to save her. With his life now hers and his curse descending, Erin must make a terrible choice: kill her savior or share his doom. Amazon Kobo
Katerina didn’t sign up to be a hero for the vampire family that she never knew she had. But with her mother’s return and the full force of the Hapsbergen clan threatening all those she loves, Katerina must decide to fight her enemy and take her rightful place as the head of the Dallenbach Elder Family or risk losing all those that are dear to her and changing the fate of all Elder family vampires.
When an unforeseen circumstance causes Serena to fall into the hands of those who want her dead, will she survive long enough for Katerina to master her newfound strength and save the woman she loves? Will the ancient feud between the Dallenbachs and Hapsbergens destroy the last of the Vanderens or can the clans finally find peace? Amazon KU
Jade may have survived her wedding night in the ruthless kingdom of Rewyth, but her battle is far from over. Thrown into yet another new world, Jade is forced to fight between her heart and her intuition as humans and fae pull her in opposite directions. Jade is no longer the only human in sight, yet she finds herself defending the fae more and more. Malachi’s life is thrown into a spiral as he learns more about his father’s lies, his mother’s secrets, and his wife’s destiny. He is willing to protect Jade at all costs, even if she’s in more danger with every passing day. Fighting his instincts as the Prince of Shadows, Malachi is forced to submit to human ruling, following his mother’s plan to unite humans and fae and create peace in the human kingdom of Fearford. Jade and Malachi’s journey continues in Prince of Sins and Shadows as new enemies, ancient prophecies, and mythical creatures threaten them every step of the way. Will their bond defy the true nature of who they really are? Or will they succumb to the strong forces that pull them apart? Amazon KU
When I turned 40, getting divorced was nowhere on my radar. Neither was getting pregnant with a cursed bear shifter’s baby. Have a divorce party, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. It was, until I ended up in handcuffs. A group of Karens rained on my parade at the winery And in my drunken haze, I mooned every last one of them— Along with the responding officer called in to arrest my ass. Not a good look for a teacher starting off in a new little town. When he cuffed me, I stumbled into his rock-hard body, But he softened up once he brought me down to the station, Taking pity on me and caring for me throughout the night. The charges were dropped the next morning, So he gave me a ride home, and I offered him breakfast. But Landon was hungry for me and jumped right to dessert.
Fast forward to now, when I find out I’m pregnant at 40, But the fun doesn’t end there. Apparently, Landon’s part bear. Oh, and his family? Yeah, they’ve been cursed for generations. Now my unborn child could turn out to be a feral beast— Just like Landon’s brother, who’s now on the hunt for me. AmazonKU
A human cop, a paranormal agent, and nine missing kids. Prejudice aside, they have to work together if they want to stop number ten. Tristan James didn’t know he had a latent paranormal gene in his body until he was attacked on the job as an officer with Tampa PD and killed. As a phoenix shifter, he rose from the ashes and came back stronger than ever. Unfortunately, he was no longer human, this meant no job, no home, no friends. New purpose finds him with the help of a paranormal federal agency offering him a job. He has to put his own learned hatreds aside and accept the paranormals he was now one of. Maddox Smith loved his job with the Paranormal Investigative Services. He knew what it was like to have no one looking out for you and that’s what made him a good agent. Someone is taking paranormal kids and he has no leads. When a recently turned human is booted from the police and brought to P.I.S. and partnered with him, Maddox wants nothing to do with him. What had the humans ever done for their kind? Can they forget their biases and solve the case before there’s a tenth? Amazon KU
Gabriel Sanchez has never wanted women at Outlaw Ridge. An expert tracker and operative, all he cares about is the mission. Women mean mates, and then cubs, and suddenly dedicated, focused soldiers turn into soft sappy romantics and Little League coaches. Not him. No way. Then Madison Fontaine comes to work at Outlaw Ridge, and suddenly all bets are off. Something inside her calls to his wolf—and no matter how much Sanchez might fight it, he can’t seem to stay away. Then he learns that her ruthless, powerful family already has a mate picked out for Madison, and they sure as hell won’t give up a valuable alliance for an outlaw burnout like him. Has the fiercest, grumpiest, most terrifying outlaw of all found a battle he can’t win? Amazon KU
The night the Prince of the East razed her village, Raina Bloodgood’s life changed forever. Forced into someone else’s war—and into the arms of the Witch Collector, Alexus Thibault—Raina discovered that everything she believed was wrong, and that she was capable of far more than anyone imagined. Now, the Prince of the East has taken the Frost King as a pawn in his war against the Summerlands, causing Alexus’s life to hang in the balance. To thwart the prince’s endgame and prevent the Tiressian empire from returning to an age of gods, Raina, Alexus, and a band of Northlanders race against the sands of time to reach a mystical desert land where merciless assassins lurk around every corner. In the midst of tragedy, Raina and Alexus fight to stay together and alive, all while a nefarious presence follows them straight to the jeweled gates of the Summerland queen’s citadel—the City of Ruin. With much to fear, it’s the terror of a past she shouldn’t remember that Raina cannot cast from her dreams. A past that’s determined to find her. One way or another.
I’m faced with four gorgeous men, handpicked by my late father to be my alpha mates. Sounds great, right? Only one problem, they’re a pack with violent pasts. There’s Kai, the crazy incubus demon with all the sex appeal. Ty, the sweet but morose vampire. Lance, the unfriendly but captivating were-wolf. And their leader, Daniel, the cocky but dangerously handsome fae. Seriously, dad, what were you thinking? I spent my whole life using witch magic to stop the change to omega from happening, but when my father dies, my spells dry up and my heat is coming. Fast. I refuse to be a weak omega who gets abused by an arrogant alpha. However, when I’m forced to fight off increasing attacks from demonic forces, I find myself having to rely on the very men I fear to help find out who’s behind the attacks and stop them. And, as if I didn’t have enough stress, I’m running out of time to make a decision on the alphas. I definitely don’t want my quickly approaching omega heat making the tough call for me. The guys seem kind of trustworthy, but they could also be behind these attacks to push me towards them. Sigh, what’s a gal to do? Amazon KU
It all starts with a hum, a thrum, a bum bah dum dum. Every year, the ultimate moth rave takes place in the mountains of West Virginia, unbeknownst to most people. To the community of mothpeople who do know about this moth pit, it’s the best kept secret in the country. For Erris, it’s a burden. With expectations of finding a mate, and Erris having little interest in romance, it’s nothing but a tedious chore. Enter Sol, a friend from high school with social anxiety who also wishes for the party to be over. Between the two of them, they might just have a chance at getting their hassling parents off their wings, and as an added bonus, the local toxic pest, Ren. All they have to do is pretend to be together. Easy enough, right? Except in spending time together, Erris and Sol realize something real might be there after all.
You know the story, love. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Girl meets devilishly charming bastard who tempts with her everything she’s ever dreamed of—and the Devil doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. You see, darling, that boy never deserved you to begin with. You, my treasure, you deserved the entire world laid out at your dainty little feet—and so much more. No ungrateful, simple-minded boy could ever give you that. But I could. I will. My Evie. My eternal love. Only creature on God’s green earth, Heaven above it or even Hell below, who could ever stir the flames of desire into my my cold, sinner’s heart. I stole you from that pathetic moron you were calling a fiancé again, it’s true. But after the way he messed you over—frankly, this time, it was like he was asking for it. You were never really his, love…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Temporarily assigned to supervise a team of bioinformaticians, Marcel expects to spend a couple of weeks in the peaceful retreat of Safe Haven, enjoying Oregon Coast’s cool weather and rugged beauty. Things quickly turn chaotic when the retreat’s director receives an email with an encoded message about a potential new threat to the clan. While those in charge of security debate what to do next, Safe Haven’s first ever paranormal retreat is about to begin, and one of the attendees is a mysterious woman who makes Marcel’s heart beat faster whenever she’s near. Is the beautiful mortal his one truelove? Or is she the harbinger of more bad news? Amazon KU
Ryker did his job as a VC Warrior and did it well. His connection with Bonnie was the reason he ended up working under Sloan Murphy and he had no regrets. Being a Warlock with unique talents made him valuable wherever he went. It also meant that he moved around a lot going to where he was needed most. Because of this Ryker liked to keep to himself, that was until he met a spitfire blonde who talked to chickens. Never had Ryker met anyone quite like Susan Dobbs. She didn’t use her looks to get what she wanted. Instead, she used her voice. Susan was smart, funny and Ryker enjoyed her company. His protective instincts kicked in almost instantly after meeting Susan but learning that she was alone in the world drew him to her in ways that surprised him. It’s not until Susan’s life is put in danger does Ryker realize his true feelings for this woman. Knowing exactly what needs to be done, Ryker prepares for a battle he will not lose. Not even the deepest depths of hell will keep him from finding Susan. Amazon KU
Brutalized by a false mate. The day my human self died in a watery grave, my inner wolf took over to protect me. For two hundred years, I lived, hunted, and survived as a lone wolf. Then a voice spoke to me through the wildness in my head, calling me to him. A voice I can’t deny. The voice of my true mate. He wants to claim me in the way of our traditions, but I fear him. I was claimed once before by a false mate, and it led to centuries of pain and suffering. I can’t trust this new mate or the modern world he wants me to live in. So I’ll hide behind the protection of my wolf, biding my time until I can escape. Exiled from my homeland. I felt the moment my mate died, like my soul was torn from my body. So when I find her on my doorstep two hundred years later, looking up at me from the crystal blue gaze of her snowy wolf, I’m both shocked and elated. I want to claim my mate, but first I must coax her into turning human again, then heal the trauma that makes her fear me. When I’ve made her mine, I will hunt down the shifter who dared to claim my mate and I will make him pay for every second of her suffering. Then I will return to my people and claim my position as their alpha. AmazonKU
She’s a forty-something single mom working as a maid. He’s a billionaire bear shifter. Maggie isn’t looking for anything other than a fresh start in a new town after a messy divorce from her cheating husband. Until she meets Quincy, a man who offers her love and loyalty. But she’s heard that before. However, Quincy soon convinces Maggie he is the one for her. More importantly, he is the father her son deserves. But when her ex-husband arrives in Bear Creek, she’s left questioning Quincy’s actions. He’s spent his life building a business empire so that he could give his mate the life she deserves. Only his mate never appeared. As the years passed by his gray hairs appeared at his temples, he’d given up on ever meeting his mate. But when he’s called home to Bear Creek, he finds Maggie and her adorable son at his house. He knows she’s been hurt before. Can Quincy prove to her that he is the one she can trust in? The one who will never let her down. However, when her ex-husband starts meddling in their relationship, Quincy is worried he might be about to experience the midlife crisis from hell – losing his mate. Amazon KU
Welcome to the Mythical town of Murias – a quaint little town in Cascadia where fairytale creatures quietly live among humans. When a series of unsolved and bizarre murders occurs, it threatens to expose the Mythicals in town. And the timing couldn’t be worse: Murias’s Hunter’s Moon Festival – Cascadia’s largest Mythical event – is less than a week away. Sophie’s unique powers are called into action once more. Marcella, head of the Fae Conclave, has a vested interest in ensuring Murias’s is a success and sends Sophie and Mac to find the murderer. This has the added benefit of getting Sophie out of San Francisco, where a local wolf shifter pack has her in their sights after the death of their alpha. Much to Sophie’s chagrin, the Conclave also wants her to work closely with her newly discovered twin sister Ruby. While Ruby has her own unique supernatural abilities, she is everything that Sophie is not: bubbly, cheerful, and a “reformed” serial killer. At least Sophie gets to bring her fox shifter boyfriend Mac on the trip, meet Mac’s family, and, if all goes well, maybe even experience the Hunter’s Moon Festival. But as always with Sophie, things start to get odd in the town of Murias. AmazonKU
VS note: Cliffhanger.
Mav – We hit her! Who the fuck was she running from? Two wolves, a vampire and a fae. Then those dreaded words, she’s not breathing. We‘ve come so close, I can’t lose her now before we reconnect. What does this mean for my child, the one I never knew existed? If she survives, how do I explain who she is, what her role is in the prophecy that could bring the end to all supernatural beings. Then there’s the four of them, how did she mate with them as well? They think they can keep her from me but they have another thing coming. Shay – Who are these men who claim to be my mates? They told me of a supernatural world, one I never knew existed. Apparently I should have, since I’m part of a prophecy that could end it all. But how can I do that if I can’t accept what they’re saying about who I truly am. Can I do it in time before he finds me? He only wants to ensure he stays in power. Amazon KU
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