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: Love this series! They are an autobuy author for me.
When his mate is threatened, nothing burns hotter than his wrath. Against all odds, Arcanthus found Samantha, his beautiful, sweet terran mate. His fated one. Her love shattered the barriers around his heart. After defeating a ghost from his past, Arc thinks he and Samantha are safe to move on with their lives. But she has a past of her own, and it refuses to let her go. He nearly lost her once. He will not take that chance again. —–Imporant Note: Vengeful Heart is not a standalone. This story features Arcanthus and takes place after Silent Lucidity and Shielded Heart, both of which should be read to enjoy this. Amazon KU
VS Note: Always happy to see this annual scifi romance charity anthology arrive!
Pets in Space is back and better than ever! Featuring 13 original, never-before-released stories from some of today’s bestselling science fiction romance authors, starring your favorite sci-fi pets. These furry, feathered, and slightly alien friends are always ready for a new adventure with their two-legged human and alien companions. From dogs to cats to sea creatures and unicorns, these romantic tales show that pets are more than just animals – they’re family. This limited-edition anthology includes stories by some of the biggest names in science fiction romance. New York Times Bestseller S.E. Smith and USA Today Bestsellers R.J. Blain, Grace Goodwin, Skye MacKinnon, Carol Van Natta, Honey Phillips, Carysa Locke, S.J. Pajonas, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch, plus Leslie Chase, Winnie Winkle, and Candace Colt. The Pets in Space 7 authors continue their vital support of Hero-Dogs.org, the non-profit charity that improves quality of life for veterans of the U.S. military and first-responders with disabilities.
VS note: I love her Dark Planet Warriors and I was delighted to see this. One clicked immediately.
Arkan Kythelian is the last man standing. He’s well aware of that fact. The rest of his First Division brothers have succumbed to the Mating Fever, falling for those gentle, alluring creatures—humans.
He should probably be more bothered by it, but he’s a little preoccupied right now. See, he’s just detected the presence of a group of terrified humans onboard a Kordolian slave-trader ship.
He has to go after them. It’s a matter of principle. Earth is theirs now, and he and his battle-brothers have sworn to protect the vulnerable beings that inhabit it. Their enemies—Kordolians that yearn for the resurgence of the Old Empire—keep trying to steal human females for their infernal breeding programs. Not on his watch. Amidst the darkness and chaos, a soft female voice invades his consciousness. Given the circumstances, she’s impressively calm. There’s something in her voice. Something he can’t quite put his finger on. It calls to him. Nothing is going to stand between him and the ones he has sworn to protect. His enemies won’t know what hit them. And sooner or later, he will take what is his. Amazon KU
It’s the cooking contest of a lifetime. I just need to avoid falling for a hot alien chef. To raise credits for the local creature shelter, I enter Interstellar Chef. If I win? I’m awarded the catering job of a lifetime and prize money I can donate to the shelter. It won’t be easy—contestants must prepare exquisite meals in dangerous alien locations and fellow chefs have been known to attack the others. Some competitors don’t make it home alive. All I have to do is avoid my stiffest competition, Thrombuka Nargoth, the brutishly handsome, golden-skinned alien who once left me stranded without my undies in a secluded hallway of a dive bar on Quazar 3. Fraternization among the competitors is strictly forbidden, but the more I try to avoid Throm, the more I can’t resist him. Soon we’re stealing kisses away from the prying eyes of the camera bots. If we’re caught, we’ll get thrown off the show. Fate has other plans, however, and soon I don’t know what I’m fighting for most—the prize money for the shelter or a future with Throm. Amazon KU
Rue joined the Colony for one reason: she wants her own farm, just like the one her parents had back on Earth, only better. She’ll happily do any farm job – including assisting the gorgeous griffon pest control officer. So when she’s forced to take another girl’s place at the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s speed dating event, she has only one plan: find a guy who also has no interest in making a match, and spend the night talking to him. When griffon shifter Talon agrees to help out a friend by being his wingman at the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s speed dating event, he knows he won’t find his match there. In fact, he might have already found her. The only problem is, she’s only ever seen him as a griffon. Until fate throws them together. Amazon Kobo
Jennifer – After my ex-boyfriend steals a year’s worth of my astronomy research and publishes it as his own, I fear all is lost for me. Then my twin sister wins tickets for an alien space cruise, giving me a hail Mary to turn in my college thesis on time. But only if I can keep my eyes on the stars instead of the hot, blue-skinned porter helping me with my luggage…Nazhin – As the owner of Demod Industries and one of the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s top sponsors, why am I pretending to be a lowly porter? Because Jennifer has made it clear she wants nothing to do with the guests who are looking for matches. So I bide my time and remain by her side. I know she’s my mate. A Kirenai’s iki’i doesn’t lie. But when we crash on a hostile planet with a species who believes females have a single purpose, the only way to protect Jennifer may be to claim her for myself—whether she wants it or not. Amazon Kobo
I’m imprisoned with an alien monster. They locked me up with him. Just so they could watch how aliens do it. Those perverts. He didn’t look so bad at first. Okay, I admit it. He was super hot and enormous in all the right places, and I was really tempted to get it on with him. Even with people watching. Then overnight he changed. He shifted into a terrifying monster. The only word he knows is mine. It makes me want him more. Amazon KU
VS note: Not romance but a scifi release of note and I enjoy this author’s books. I prer-ordered this one.
From idyllic small towns to claustrophobic urban landscapes, Mallory Viridian is constantly embroiled in murder cases that only she has the insight to solve. But outside of a classic mystery novel, being surrounded by death doesn’t make you a charming amateur detective, it makes you a suspect and a social pariah. So when Mallory gets the opportunity to take refuge on a sentient space station, she thinks she has the solution. Surely the murders will stop if her only company is alien beings. At first her new existence is peacefully quiet…and markedly devoid of homicide. But when the station agrees to allow additional human guests, Mallory knows the break from her peculiar reality is over. After the first Earth shuttle arrives, and aliens and humans alike begin to die, the station is thrown into peril. Stuck smack-dab in the middle of an extraterrestrial whodunit, and wondering how in the world this keeps happening to her anyway, Mallory has to solve the crime—and fast—or the list of victims could grow to include everyone on board.
Pheromone dependency no way, I think the captured alien doctor just has the hots for me. Noa – I was stolen from my home planet and forced to work at a fancy resort. When I end up cleaning the room of the sexy alien doctor… I develop what he calls a pheromone dependency. e’s irresistible. He’s the son of the evil lady holding me captive. He’s as trapped as I am, so we work together to escape. Only, not everything is what it seems and the more time I spend with him, the less I want to resist. Luka – Trapped again, I discover one horrible truth about my family after another. The only bright light is Noa, with her colorful tattoos and her sass. I want her, I will have her. Without my medical scanner I can’t be sure, but I know it anyway. She’s my true mate. I will walk through fire to save her, I will play any role to free her if I must. I will betray my family, my friends, if it means she can escape. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes, a land of howling wind and infernal sand. In this barren home, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. They live in the shadow of their father and oldest sister, Vic, two of the greatest sand divers ever to comb the desert’s depths. But these branches of their family tree are long gone, disappeared into the wastes beyond, leaving the younger siblings scratching in the dust, hopeful for a better life. On the other side of No Man’s Land, Anya was born beside the abundant mines knowing her prospects would be to marry, have a family, and work in ore, in service to the Empire of the East. But when an atomic bomb delivered by a stranger destroys most of her town—murdering all her friends and community—she follows her father to a strange land of dunes to bring vengeance to their enemies. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
A planet with more cats than people…Grimalkin needs brides. Three months ago, Amena spent one wild night with a man from Grimalkin. He was everything she’d ever wanted or hoped for, but she knows that she’ll never see him again. She can’t. When Amena signs up for the Grimalkin Bridal Exchange at the Intergalactic Dating Agency, she expects to be taken to a planet with more cats than people, but she doesn’t expect to see him. It’s Torao. It’s the man she slept with in a field of wildflowers. But how can this be? Torao isn’t ready to get married, but he doesn’t have a choice. Short. Curvy. Soft. The woman from Earth who practically runs into his arms is everything he never knew he wanted. But she shouldn’t be here on his planet. She definitely shouldn’t be in his bed keeping him warm. This human has a secret, and he plans to find out what it is. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
All my life I’ve been running from evil. It’s time to start running towards fate. Human women exist for the use of others on Protheka. Being a servant is all I’ve ever known. When I try to flee, I end up in more danger than ever before. Until I’m rescued by a fearsome minotaur warrior. Trigon refuses to let anything hurt me. He protects me. Values me. Claims me. Together this warrior and I will take on the very gods that created this forsaken planet. And together we will defy them. We will prevail. And be joined together. Because Trigon and I are bound by stronger chains than magic. Stronger than any contract on Milthar. We are bound by love. Amazon KU
His gaze promised to break me…but it was his touch that ruined me for all other men. I’ve always heard that my values and convictions are useless on Protheka. How they’d be ripped from me, like everything else. I just didn’t want to be used. All that changed when my sister fell ill. To save her, I sold my soul. Now I belong to a monster. What I never expected was to fall for such a brutal dark elf like Keillon. His violence is terrifying – and I’ve come to love it. Because with Keillon, I know I’ll always be safe on this dread world. No one will lay a hand on me as long as he lives. They just need to know that I am his. Not his pet. Not his sport. No. I am his mate. Amazon KU
Desperate to save her people from the Marauders swarming her space freighter, Kefira prays for a miracle. Blake Volkov, legendary captain of the Blue Phantom hears her plea and deems her and her refugees worthy of his help. Grateful for the rescue, Kefira finds his price shocking. But despite his glowing wings, handsome looks and impressive abilities, Blake admits he is no angel… although Kefira’s feline bodyguard strongly disagrees. Meanwhile, an old enemy bent on revenge unleashed an unspeakable evil on the galaxy. Time to face past mistakes… time for innocent blood to flow. Nothing prepared Kefira for the upheaval ahead. Can Blake find redemption? Can Kefira save her people? Can she ever trust and love again? Amazon Kobo
VS Note: From SEPT 21
I knew that as a human, I’d have to fall to my knees before my Overlord. But I kneel before Xavrin for a very different reason. When I took charge of my village, I knew there’d be consequences. But I was willing to face them to protect my people, no matter the cost to me. What I wasn’t ready to face was someone like Xavrin: stern, commanding, and distractingly hot. I nearly forget my purpose under his golden gaze. But when the Overlord comes to kill us all, I don’t expect Xavrin to fight alongside us. Only, I forget he is full of surprises. With him by my side, I can weather any storm, whether it’s blaster rays or dust storms. He shows me that I don’t have to shoulder the weight of my people on my own. But we are of two different worlds, and when given the option, I don’t know which he will choose. I know that deep in my heart, I’ve already picked him, and I will every day for the rest of my life. If he’ll let me. The only question is will he choose me when his assignment is over? AmazonKU
VS Note: Steampunk
Her reputation in tatters following a lapse of judgement with the handsome Lord Randolph Cressy, Amelia Keystone returns to London destitute and alone. Events rapidly unfold on the platform of Victoria Station and Amelia is plunged into a deadly adventure. Charles Graves, charming Agent of the Queen, is quick to engage Amelia’s skills as a sketch artist to help solve a murder and save the empire. Meanwhile she is stalked by an indefatigable assassin. Lord Cressy insists on making amends for his role in her disgrace, and the three brave souls face an unseen killer. Will true love blossom, or will bloody murder destroy Amelia’s chance for happiness?
She searched for the man she couldn’t forget and found a shattered clan she couldn’t resist. Captain Bernadette Miller was a nun on the moon Europa, hiding from a painful past. Now she hunts the galaxy for the Kalquorian who made her stop running from herself. When she gets a lead on his clanmates, she thinks her search is finally over. What she finds, however, is a clan devastated by broken promises. Nobek Halmiko was once a star kurble player. Now he wanders space aimlessly, picking up jobs where he can find them, trying to forget the clanmates he let down. When Bernadette shows up asking questions about his missing Imdiko, he has nothing to say. But some women get in a man’s head. Some women don’t take no for an answer. Dramok Tumsa had it all: a career he loved, the perfect clan…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
CLARA – Unfairly convicted of a crime, I’m sent to serve the Kadrixan males for their rutting season. The Kadrixans. Even their name inspires terror. Fiery-skinned and devil-like, they stand head and shoulders taller than any human man. Our colony made a terrible bargain with these monsters. The Kadrixans give us precious ore in exchange for the one thing they need. Women. Like me. When we meet our Kadrixan captors, I come face to face with a massive, brawny beast who claims I belong to him. And not just for the rutting season. He wants me forever. KRXARE – I never expected to claim a human mate, but one look at the curvy female and I know she’s mine. Hunger claws at my mind and that of every other warrior in my regiment. All of us are on the brink of the rut which makes us more belligerent with each passing day. Without females, we’ll tear each other apart with rage. We depend upon our bargain. Human females for Kadrixan ore. The females arrive and there is one who stirs my primitive desire: Clara. She thinks I’m a monster; I see it in her eyes and scent it in her fear. She vows to return to her people after the rut is over, but I vow to claim my mate, to woo her and prove she’s mine. Amazon KU
VS note: Not romance but you know me and dystopian post apocalyptic scifi!
In a snap, the apocalypse descends, wiping out almost everything. Almost. A few survivors struggle in the ruins, fighting until the bitter end. After The Fall (A Blaze Ward Presents Special Edition) brings together twenty different visions: some hopeful, some desperate, and some just plain weird. Many different takes on what the world might look like after aliens came down. Or the Elder Gods awakened. Or if Darkness itself just fell. Come join USA Today bestsellers and rookies alike as they show you what life might look like After The Fall.
It was just supposed to be a normal shift at the gas station. And then the spaceship landed. “People of Earth.” His voice was a deep, resonant rumble. “I am Prince Kerr Litiara the Third. He who devours your heart and smiles about it later. The leader of the Northlands and protectors of its peoples on Kagethi. And I am here for one reason.” He swept his cloak back dramatically and pointed at the lot of us. “I demand you turn over to me the human known as Jennifer Louise Tiller…now.” Jackson squeaked, and I shrank back against the pump. A mayfly landed on my head, and I barely even noticed. The big cat man with the scary looking ray gun was looking for me. Oh man, I’m about to be cat food. Amazon KU
Brekk waited a lifetime to find his fated mate. When Isabella learns his monstrous secret, will Halloween fun turn into her worst nightmare, leaving him devastated and alone? Isabella – I love living on Hallion, but I miss my favorite Earth holiday—Halloween. What better way to fit into my new home planet than to organize a Haunted House in an abandoned meat packing plant? Bonus! The sexiest male on the planet just volunteered to help. Brekk – I’ve tried to keep my frightening nature a secret from my charming fated mate. What will happen when she discovers I’m the real monster in her fake haunted house? Amazon KU
Ever since she was a little girl, Jaycie Bastien wanted to be a Jutak warrior like her father. Now after graduating from the Academy, she’s done it—become the first female elite soldier. Only, in order to reach her goal, she had to turn her back on the man who professed to love her. How was it possible to have her dreams come true and be heartbroken at the same time? After being rejected from the famed Jutak warriors, Kjar found his place with a covert organization tasked with ridding the world of the darkest criminals by any means necessary. Crossing paths with the woman meant to be his was an unexpected surprise, but welcomed. Until she refused their fated connection. Heart torn, he let her go but with a new enemy on the horizon, Kjar and Jaycie are thrown back together. Will love be enough to see them through this time?
I always feared that I would fall for someone, and now that I had, I wanted nothing but her. Alice- I was in a lab. There was a flash of light. I was in an alien jungle. Beyond that, I had no idea how I arrived where I was. The entire room I was in had been ripped from the building and dropped on another planet. To make matters worse, wherever I was had hulking, silver-skinned men roaming the trees. Of course, I ran into them almost instantly and they captured me with ease after realizing I wasn’t a ‘Sky God’. I thought they were the ones who had abducted me at first, but I quickly found out that they were very primitive and didn’t even know what electricity was. It didn’t seem like I was going to get back home anytime soon, so I didn’t resist them, at least for the time being, and followed them willingly into the trees. Traversing a jungle with ripped aliens in skimpy loincloths was the last thing I thought I’d be doing on a Thursday, but there I was. At least the view was pleasant. Valun- We were waiting to sneak into a cave the Uldo were guarding when she came crashing to the ground. I smelled her before I ever laid eyes on her and knew that I was hers. The attrax had taken me and I could not fight it off for long. It was something all Cunal feared. We had been told horror stories all our lives about its dangers. I struggled to think of anything else besides her, but we had a mission to accomplish and I had to focus. It was going to be difficult, but we should be able to pull it off… If I could keep my hands off of her and ignore the bizarre new sensations that coursed through my body from odd places. Amazon KU
Every Hallan has their fate, but where Bothaki least expects to find his is on a planet he’s never even seen or heard of. When a meteor storm throws his ship off course, he’s forced to land on a planet of blue and green. His hopes that the strange land is uninhabited are dashed when its people take him hostage, but his thoughts of breaking free begin to change when he finds the woman he’s waited a lifetime for just outside his cell. Selina has always waited for opportune times to sneak into her father’s library and steal away the books she’s not permitted to read under Earth’s new law. This trip will be unlike any other. Beyond the books, she finds an imprisoned alien. She can’t take her eyes away from him, because his eyes look at her like she belongs with him. Or to him. AmazonKU
VS Note: I would check trigger warnings since this is a dark romance. From SEPT 26.
Stolen and imprisoned aboard an alien ship, Serena, a human woman with a hidden power, finds herself moments away from death, but as fate would have it, another discovers and claims her life, and soon, her heart too. The voyage back to Mel’Vargon will be a long one, but until they arrive, Zurhen, the new Emperor and lonely king, takes it upon himself to care for his little one, vowing to do whatever he can, to nurture her back to health and see to all…of her aching needs. As they soar across the stars, and Serena adapts to her advancing power, and new surroundings, an undeniable, cosmic force between the two works at drawing them close. With mysterious elements at play, arising tensions aboard their ship, and an already fragile, and magic-less world on the verge of an uprise, a dark, peculiar presence lurks amongst the shadows, following and clinging to Serena and her inner power, threatening to draw her into his familiar, yet deadly orbit. A war is brewing. One that in the end, will force all, to choose a side.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Rumors begin to spread of a species of hyperintelligent, dangerous octopus that may have developed its own language and culture. Marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen, who has spent her life researching cephalopod intelligence, will do anything for the chance to study them. The transnational tech corporation DIANIMA has sealed the remote Con Dao Archipelago, where the octopuses were discovered, off from the world. Dr. Nguyen joins DIANIMA’s team on the islands: a battle-scarred security agent and the world’s first android. The octopuses hold the key to unprecedented breakthroughs in extrahuman intelligence. The stakes are high: there are vast fortunes to be made by whoever can take advantage of the octopuses’ advancements, and as Dr. Nguyen struggles to communicate with the newly discovered species, forces larger than DIANIMA close in to seize the octopuses for themselves. But no one has yet asked the octopuses what they think. And what they might do about it. A near-future thriller about the nature of consciousness, Ray Nayler’s The Mountain in the Sea is a dazzling literary debut and a mind-blowing dive into the treasure and wreckage of humankind’s legacy. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Not a romance (although the main characters are married) but a scifi release of note and plus I love dystopian…on my TBR.
Bill and Penelope are the lucky ones. Not only do they survive the Shark Flu emerging from the melting Icelandic permafrost to sweep like a scythe across the world, but they begin to rebuild a life in the wreckage of the old. A garden to feed themselves planted where the lawn used to be, a mattress pulled down to the living room fireplace for warmth. Even Bill’s psychology practice endures the collapse of the social order, the handful of remaining clients bartering cans of food for their sessions. But when their daughter’s voice over the radio in the kitchen announces that she’s joined a cult three thousand miles away in Bishop, California, they leave it all behind to embark on a perilous trek across the hollowed-out remains of America to save her. Their journey is an unforgettable odyssey through communities scattered across the continent, but for all the ways that the world has changed, the hopes and fears of this little family remain the same as they always have been. In The Revivalists, Christopher M. Hood creates a haunting, moving, darkly funny, and ultimately hopeful portrait of a world and a marriage tested by extraordinary circumstances. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
A reimagining of Mary Poppins meets steampunk Victorian London…in a most delightful way! Anna-Marie Pauper was perfectly practical in every way. Or so she thought until a ragtag group of stolen orphans, a dangerously flirtatious criminal, and a beguiling airship captain soon had her emotions in an uproar, breaking down her carefully crafted barriers. She rescues the girls only to place them into a new kind of prison, a beautiful prison she herself has lived in for five years. When the price for freedom to live their own lives is one stolen book, Anna-Marie didn’t hesitate to accept the bargain…even though it means stealing from a queen. Amazon KU
Take one CEO, one pink-haired alien, a secret marriage, vengeful aliens, unexplained deaths, and a bitter sister out for revenge, and two women’s lives will never be the same. As CEO of MartinTech, Brynn Martin is at the top of her professional game. Her personal life is another matter, but she’s not in a hurry to break her single status. All that changes on a Tuesday morning when a bombshell is dropped. At sixteen, Micah Legon fled her abusive family and home world of Vubloxia. Now, at twenty-nine, she’s content and settled in her life, running a cleanup business with her siblings. Then one morning, she gets a phone call that changes everything. A chance encounter six years ago in Las Vegas at a “Meet an Alien” convention comes back to haunt both women. While Micah remembers the day with fondness, Brynn remembers nothing. After meeting again, both women come to an agreement. However, nothing is ever that simple. Micah makes it her mission to break through Brynn’s tough exterior. Brynn makes it her mission to keep Micah at arm’s length. Nothing will stop either woman from getting what she wants. The trouble is convincing the other that her plan is the right one. Amazon
Carl didn’t set out to be a Wizard in Blackmoth. He’d never heard of Blackmoth. And he wasn’t a Wizard. He was just this guy from Earth who got pulled through a Quantum Rabbit Hole. Not a wormhole… a Rabbit Hole. Who knew that was even a thing? But it was, and Carl got pulled through one and landed in the aftermath of a battle where the locals didn’t understand why Carl didn’t have a tail. The little room isn’t a jail cell, but it is locked from the outside and Carl’s hosts are treating him like a captive. For now. And they will probably keep doing so until they get a coherent answer about his lack of a tail. All Carl can do for now is try to be a polite and tidy involuntary guest. He’s been in this room for a few weeks now, but today, something is different. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note and there may be F/F romantic elements.
Hannah doesn’t want to be a hero. She just wants to be well. Hannah’s dealing with a lot in her first year of college and to make matters worse, she’s also battling her own brain, in the form of anxiety and depression. Fortunately, her therapist has put her on some meds to help, but those meds cause some unintended side effects, like sleepless nights, pounding headaches……or, in Hannah’s case, superpowers. Now, on top of juggling tests and dates, Hannah has to deal with occasionally shooting lightning bolts from her fingers or reading her girlfriend’s mind. Maybe she’s supposed to be a superhero, but all she wants to do is make it through the year in one piece. Amazon
Violet – Being stranded on an alien planet sounds bad… and it is. It’s even worse when the alien who’s supposed to be taking care of you won’t show his face. Klarx – None of this was supposed to happen. Finding my mate. The crash. Getting separated from everyone else. Now I have to keep us alive while we get back to the others… without scaring her off. Amazon KU
He’s been alone all his life, until a hunt has him falling into a trance.
Xaviar longs for a mate, and when tiny, pale, Riley falls from the heavens, he gets his wish. She is a strange and confusing species, nothing like he has ever seen before, but his thawed hearts confirm she is his. His little human may not like it, but the strands of their fate are woven tightly together and he will keep her close, even if he has to tie her up in his silk. Amazon KU
I finally broke free of my past, but when a raid on the Patrol is interrupted by a dangerous stranger, I find myself fighting for more than just my survival. When I left Kychek behind to join Tayla’s crew, I imagined a new life full of adventure and heroism. Little did I know that my very first mission would lead me into dangerous territory, relying once again on the questionable kindness of alien outlaws to survive. But before long, Malik’s dark eyes and mysterious past are drawing me deeper under his spell. Soon, I am desperate to find out more about this alien man and the secret scars that he’s trying so hard to hide. When an enemy force threatens to tear us apart, we will both have to fight to save ourselves and each other. Amazon KU
Before the turn of the 19th century, Victorian England is once again beset by plague. Thoth prowls the streets to find the young couple he needs before returning to help his friend who lives outside of the city. Lord Algernon and the people at his home think they are going to take refuge on the Moon to escape the ravages of plague. Thoth knows differently. He’s a time traveller with a mission, to enable the craft he’s helping Algernon build to reach Mars. But that’s only the beginning. He’s seen into the future and knows that in a couple of centuries’ time, invaders will reach Mars. If successful there, the next target is Earth, and then his own homeworld. Friends and allies will come from strange and different places and, after waiting time after time, the man Thoth already loves will be the one to wake him. If his resting place remains undisturbed. For their future isn’t guaranteed.
Captain Rylee Crockett, a member of the Galactic Force, is well-respected among her peers, and damn good at her job. Despite the hurdles of being a female captain, she has a loyal crew who see her as strict but fair, and with the newest additions, her crew makes her the best ship in the fleet.
She’s especially curious about the newest expert on board. Dr. Beck Graham, a xenobiologist who specializes in alien species, specifically the Purej, who the Galactic Forces have been fighting for some time now. When Rylee’s ship is ordered to provide backup for a warship in the middle of a battle with their alien enemy, a mistranslated communique is intercepted, and Beck helps her decipher its true meaning. She fears they’re being set up for an ambush, along with everyone else ordered to assist. What was thought to be proposed peace talks with the Purej is not at all the situation they find themselves involved in. Rylee’s ship is overtaken, and she awakens alone on an unrecognizable planet, and is soon taken to an arena where it is kill or be killed. Every confrontation becomes a fight to the death, gladiator style—against alien creatures, or other Galactic Force members—purely for their enemies’ entertainment. If Rylee lives through this, she vows to get her revenge for the devastating number of crewmen she’s lost. And for the man who had given her a glimmer of hope when it came to being loved.
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VS: Next on my backlist would be the Star Cruise series, with action, adventure and romance on an interstellar cruise liner! The first was STAR C RUISE MAROONED, one of my biggest sellers to this day. Love the cover by Fiona Jayde!
Note: This is the first in the series chronologically although each book is a standalone and can be read in any order. This book tells the story of how Red and Meg met before they came to be aboard the Nebula Zephyr.
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.
Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.
But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.
Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?
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There’s only one thing sweeter than my cupcakes—his lips. I’m just your run-of-the-mill earth witch, baking up some harmless hexes, that is until a necromancer starts messing with my town. With the dead looking for brains, suddenly I’m Mrs. Popular. Everyone wants my special charms, especially my pumpkin spice zombie-repelling cupcakes. Everyone but Reiver, the sword-wielding stranger who saves me from an undead attack. The hunter is big, bad, and not my type. For some reason, I can’t resist the mysterious drifter in the long leather coat. Must be a spell, which I’ll break because I am not falling for him. Despite his reservations—and mine—we team up to go after the evil infesting my hometown. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a problem with someone who thinks it’s okay to kill people to create a zombie army. Not on this baker’s watch. Time to whip up a batch of awesome to save the world.
After two failed marriages, Leanne Vanderpol is here for a good time, not for a long time. She only loves the witches in her coven, and she cares more about her career than happily ever after. A difficult past makes her skittish, and she doesn’t trust relationships to stick. But when she decides to run for city council instead of wasting her talents cleaning up messes for the mayor’s office, she fears her past could be used against her. Unless she can find the right husband to shore up her political career… Trevor Montgomery might have peaked in high school. He was popular then, and in college as well, but he partied away his future, met the wrong person, and everything fell apart. Now he’s jobless, dateless, and hopeless, at least according to his toxic family. Then a chance meeting with the redhead of his dreams offers an unexpected ray of light just when he needs it most. Can a woman who doesn’t believe in forever find true love with a man who’s stopped believing in anything at all?
After centuries of conflict, the three kingdoms of Thalyria have finally been reunited. But now the queen has been cursed, the royal lineage has been broken, and no one knows who’s behind the plot to threaten the once-fractured realm’s fragile new peace. Desperate to help, Jocasta—the king’s younger sister and a gifted healer—hatches a daring plan to find Circe’s Garden, a fabled island where she hopes to discover an antidote. But she can’t do it alone. She needs the strong arm and unflinching bravery of the warrior she’s loved since childhood—her brother’s right-hand-man and captain of the guard, Flynn of Sinta. Flynn has spent years fighting to deny the desperate longing burning between them, but he cannot allow Jocasta to face this danger alone. He swears he will be her shield, and together they will do the impossible. Yet with old feelings blazing bright and treachery brewing on Mount Olympus, one thing is clear: Thalyria and its new royals are still pawns in an epic game of power—one that might end in a War of Gods. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
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Her magic is outlawed, and his love for her is forbidden. Farrow must repress her magic for fear of the King’s wrath. But she secretly bakes balms for the villagers’ pain into the rustic breads at her parents’ bakery. When she happens upon a Fae Prince in disguise on the edge of the wall between worlds, he ends up obligated to her. Blackthorn’s curiosity about the pretty mortal straying close to the wall ruins his mission and places him under a debt of obligation to the green-eyed temptress. Under her power, he travels home with her to save her friend’s life. And once he learns what Farrow really is, he is determined to stay a little longer and help her harness her magic. The only challenge is resisting the sizzling attraction between them. After centuries of boredom, he finds that Farrow excites something in him even beyond his desperate need to claim her. But Blackthorn has his own reasons for being on her side of the wall. And ultimately Farrow may be the one to pay the price for letting his magic in.
With the town’s supernatural community trying to shore up the magic wall around their borders, they’re getting overwhelmed. They need someone who moves fast and is awake all night. Caspian knows just the guy. When Stefan agreed to leave his beloved hometown of New Orleans to move to a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, Caspian could have warned him the place was full of sprites. Those tiny, magical creatures are Stefan’s favorite flavored juice box. The scent drives him wild. Luckily, there’s one spitfire of a sprite willing to keep his cravings satisfied. Now all he can do is hope he doesn’t end up getting precious Relic killed. Amazon KU
After Henry and Cerissa discover a two-day-old vampire in the last place they expect to find one—a Halloween funhouse—they have no choice but to hand him over to the town council who will decide whether he lives or dies. At almost eighteen, the youth didn’t ask to be turned and hates being a vampire. As heart-wrenching as his situation is, the Hill can’t endlessly accept new residents. Placed under house arrest until his fate is decided, the teen bites Cerissa while seeking her help to escape the community’s walls, and Henry’s jealousy flares. Then an ex-girlfriend of Henry’s suddenly appears in town, and Cerissa fights against her own green-eyed monster. With dead bodies stacking up in a neighboring city, Henry and Cerissa must pull together to help the teen accept his situation and recover his memory, so they can identify and stop the crazed vampire who turned the teen—before he or she kills another mortal. If they don’t, the killer’s actions might reveal to mortal police the wicked truth: vampires really do exist. Amazon KU
The runes are cast, the rituals prepared. Now it’s time to break the rules…Fall under the spell of swoon-worthy supernatural heroes and magical heroines in fantastical worlds filled with dangerous adventures and epic romances. Witches, Wizards, Shifters, Vampires, Demons, Devils, and other mythical creatures prowl the pages of this limited edition collection of paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales.
She’s the Outcast no one wants – until they get into trouble. Raine’s a Fae with no magic. Banished to live among “Mundanes” in the Human world she works as a Private Investigator for Otherworlders. But when she, Jordan and Sam wake up on the stage, in the main tent of a mysterious, magical traveling Carnivale they can’t leave- she has some work to do. Raine is tasked with figuring out what is wrong with the Carnivale. Why have women gone missing? Who is stealing from the Carnies? And most of all- why has the Carnivale not been able to move out of the secret grove for over two months. Time is short for Raine as provisions in the Carnivale are down to the bottom of the barrel, and the carnies are ready to turn on her if she can’t figure out the problem fast. But it’s not easy for Raine to concentrate on the problem when a sexy hot tigeress shifter has her sights on Jordan- and she’s willing to go to any lengths to get him for herself. Amazon KU
After losing her intended Mate, Artemis Brimwood, future King of Nestia, is bereft. Broken. Beyond consolation. There’s simply no room in her heart for someone else—anyone else. Yet her mother’s incessant pressure to wed and continue the Brimwood name leads Art to Aeryn Sweetwater, an island girl at heart who desires nothing more than her mother and her Alpha’s approval. But Art doesn’t need a Mate—she has no use for one. So she concocts a mutually beneficial scheme with Aeryn: the omega will agree to bear her pups through artificial insemination, and they will lead separate, fulfilling lives. Everyone’s happy. But there’s more to Aeryn than meets the eye, and day after day, Art falls deeper into the spell cast by bouncing curls, milky moonlit skin and a soft, submissive heart. Just as balance is restored to Art’s life, the past returns to hurt those she loves the most. AmazonKU
I was the diamond of my father’s court, and his most prized possession–his ‘gift from the gods’. My shimmering skin and pale complexion set me apart from the other nobles of the court. I was cherished. I was loved. Until I wasn’t. My father sold me north to settle his debts, and I was shipped off to a strange kingdom. To be a wife? A concubine? A trophy won in a war of politics and finances?
No, something much worse. I was to be sacrificed to the monster hiding in the mountains. AmazonKU
I’d lost everything after my parents passed away, but Hades was there, pen in hand, for me to sign my life away to him. I could have refused, but then I’d be without a home. Without a support system, I’d be penniless. So I said yes. Hades was my guardian. I was his ward. He was cruel. I was too innocent. And the longer I was in his care, and the more I saw how cruel and cold he could be, the more… I wanted him. It was wrong—forbidden—to be together, but the deeper I let Hades pull me into his underworld, the more I wanted him to corrupt me.
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He’s the most perfect man I’ve ever met, but something is… wrong. I don’t see it at first. All I see is the gorgeous man with dark eyes and long hair and that unusual blue beard. The piercings and the tattoos, the beautiful smile. All I can focus on is the way he touches me, the sound of his voice in my ear, the perfect life he draws me into. I hide it from him at first. The fact that… I think I’m losing my mind. That I keep seeing something lurking in the corners of rooms, keep hearing a terrible voice mumbling in the dead of night, keep seeing white eyes watching me in the dark. Something is haunting me. Tormenting me. Trying to ruin this perfect life I now have with Theo, so I do my best to pretend that everything is fine. That I’m not terrified I’m losing my mind, or that a demon is stalking the halls every night trying to… get me. Until I can’t pretend anymore. Until I realise… the monster in my nightmares and my perfect, loving boyfriend are not so different after all. Amazon KU
Heed the warnings, or you could be next. A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright. Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
He’s a villainous prince. She’s a virtuous queen. Their despise for one another will ignite desire. Chess has been the Queen of Heart’s perfect, devious son all his life. With Wonderland as his playground, he revels in consuming blood and pleasuring lovers in his bed. That is, until he’s blamed for his mother’s death and a price is put on his head. Ever has been in hiding for years, biding her time until she can reclaim the Ivory kingdom. Until she can drive a blade through the heart of the cruel prince who once tried to murder her. With a mutual enemy hunting them both, Chess offers Ever a bargain, one she has no choice but to agree to. A bargain neither can keep. Amazon KU
Everyone fears the Dragons that live in the ice mountains, beyond the edge of our kingdom. Fierce creatures that can take the shape of a man or that of a terrifying beast. Accused of practicing witchcraft, I’m sentenced to death by my Uncle—the King. Tied to a stake and sentenced to burn, he offers me as sacrifice to the fierce Dragon King. The moment King Aurdyn arrives, he claims me as his. He rescues me from the flames and says that I am his T’kara—his Treasured One—bound to him by Fate. He is known as a terrible and bloodthirsty Dragon. None can stand against his wrath. Fire burns in his eyes when he looks upon me, and I find myself drawn to him in ways I do not fully understand. The more time we spend together, I begin to wonder: What does it mean to be Claimed by the fierce Dragon King? Amazon KU
Every lore of every clan, across time and space, dreamed of dragons. Did you ever wonder why?
Erebu the Black Dragon must answer the Jade Emperor’s summons to repay the debt for his miraculous resurrection from a fatal battle. Accompanying him is his Phoenix Mate, Sorin. Their success is limited by seemingly arbitrary rules and an even more arbitrary sandglass of time. The only things they can count on is that: 1) each of their quests takes them to a time in the past, 2) they will witness (and perhaps even enable) True Love along the way, and 3) the Universal Balance hangs in…well, the balance. Their fifth task is …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon KU
As the head of Bear Cove’s search and rescue team, I’ve got my hands full. Saving humans from frostbite and landslides is a full-time job. I work hard—and when it’s time to play I’ve got my own ways of letting off steam. But with the arrival of Margot Sutton, my job just got a lot more demanding—and annoying. Pampered and sheltered her whole life, the princess of the Sutton Werewolf Pack’s reputation precedes her. Rumor has it her latest antics include sabotaging her wedding and setting the reception venue ablaze. Now her fed up father has dumped her in the Alaska wilderness, and he wants me to take her in hand. I’m supposed to keep her out of trouble and teach her some manners. Given her penchant for pyromania, I definitely can’t let her out of my sight. Disgusted with my new babysitting assignment, I set out to ignore Margot as much as possible. But it’s hard to ignore her curvy body and kissable mouth. Tension simmers between us from the start, and when I find out daddy’s little firebrand has a submissive streak, the spark between us threatens to blaze into an inferno that could ruin us both. Amazon KU
I didn’t think living through the apocalypse would be easy. I just didn’t think it would be this hard…
My sexy beasts seem more interested in fighting each other than fulfilling my increasingly dark and twisted fantasies. Our scorching hot leader is trying to break me with his wicked punishments. And the secret my sister is keeping may destroy us all. Even worse, our enemies are multiplying, and when our supply run goes south, the price for survival may be too high to pay. Amazon KU
A witchy, sapphic autumn read. Cynthia has no reason to believe the leaves in the bottom of her mug when they predict love in her future; she lives alone with her familiar, after all, so it must be a fluke. A fluke, except a gorgeous young teacher accompanies the latest fieldtrip to Cynthia’s pumpkin farm, and the woman isn’t scared off by Cynthia’s awkward flirting. In fact, she returns it. But despite her familiar’s urgings, Cynthia doesn’t know what to do. October is her busiest time of year, but love doesn’t steep on schedule. This romance novella sits at 18k words and includes a bonus short story. Amazon KU
The fate of our world rests in their hands. Hades, god-king of the Underworld, has uncovered the mastermind behind the uprising destined to set his realm and the mortal world on a collision course. But his enemy has gone to ground and finding them is proving impossible, and the longer they elude his grasp, the stronger the darkness within him grows, slowly stealing control. Persephone, god-queen of the Underworld, can only watch as a storm gathers on the horizon—a deadly war that threatens to strip her beloved family from her. As Hades fights his own battles against their enemy, she fights to keep the darkness within him at bay, never more aware of the danger he would be if she failed to keep it tamed. But when their enemy strikes out at them from the shadows, dealing a blow that changes the course of the war and incites Hades’s wrath, the leash on the monster within him snaps and he is plunged into the darkness. And saving this world might no longer be an option.
Fully human, non-magical, but Special Forces to the core…Deke is the designated heir to an ancient legacy that he doesn’t fully understand. Being non-magical in a family of powerful water elementals hasn’t always been easy, but he loves his brothers and sister and will do anything to help them defeat the leviathan – including risk his own life to find and use a legendary magical artifact. A wood nymph with no real idea what she is…Magical and mysterious, Cece has lived alone on her mountaintop since she was eighteen and her parents were killed in a wreck. She doesn’t know much about the power that awakened within her, but she takes her role as guardian of her woodland home very seriously. When Deke asks to search her forest for Poseidon’s Trident, she watches from the shadows, fascinated by the most intriguing and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever met. Together, they will end the leviathan come hell or very high water…Pursued by enemies, they fly to Grizzly Cove, there to join forces with the others who have gathered to try to defeat the leviathan once and for all, including Deke’s entire family. He never expected to fall in love with a woman of power, but Deke knows – if he survives the battle to come – he will never love another. Cece is his fated mate, if a human can have such a thing, and he plans to ask her to marry him once the business of the leviathan is well and truly settled. With that kind of incentive, the leviathan won’t know what hit it. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I’m Sam, the werewolf book nerd owner of The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore & Bar. I’ve always thought of Dave, my red-skinned, shark-eyed, half-demon cook, as a kind of foul-mouthed uncle, one occasionally given to bouts of uncontrolled anger. Something’s going on, though. He’s acting strangely, hiding things. When I asked what was wrong, he blew me off and told me to quit bugging him. That’s normal enough. What’s not is his missing work. Ever. Other demons are appearing in the bar, looking for him. I’m getting worried, and his banshee girlfriend Maggie isn’t answering my calls. Demons terrify me. I do NOT want to go into any demon bars looking for Dave, but he’s my family, sort of. I need to try to help, whether he wants me to or not. When I finally learn the truth, though… I’m not sure I can ever look at him again, let alone have him work for me. Are there limits to forgiveness? I think there might be.
Chicago, 1917. Idealistic, aspiring poet, Elliot Stone can make people feel euphoria or horror with a simple touch. But that’s only part of his magical abilities. He can also wake in the dreams of people he cares deeply for. Stubborn, fiercely independent Warren “Sully” Sullivan is an illusionist with a secret of his own: he feels the emotions of others as visceral sensations. That, and a lifetime of fending for himself, has left him guarded. On their last night of freedom before shipping off to training—military and magic—Elliot and Sully indulge in an explosive, emotional night together. Elliot assumes it’s a one night stand and nothing more, until he awakens in Sully’s nightmare. The urge to rescue Sully is impossible to resist. And when dream-Sully begs him to keep coming back, something Sully would never do while awake, Elliot can’t resist that either. As real life draws them into battle, their shared dreams become a refuge that only Elliot recalls. So when Elliot has the opportunity to recruit Sully to the secret elite unit of magical soldiers he leads, he’s willing to risk everything for the man he’s fallen in love with in dreams. But being away from the front lines doesn’t mean Sully’s safe. Now they battle enemies with twisted magic where their secrets are a liability. Can they bring their dreams—and love—to life? Or will the war cost them everything? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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These tantalizing terrors are hot as hell and on the prowl to claim what’s theirs. Ten scorching tales of beastly bliss await you. Submit to temptation and consent to be bound by the monster…don’t forget your safe word. Amazon Kobo
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Jane Eyre meets Interview with a Vampire and The Gargoyles in this steamy, angsty, heartbreaking historical why choose polyam romance story. Victorian England is a place of rigid virtue and high morals. Things that make life difficult, especially for the few supernatural creatures that must live in fear of death and persecution if they are found out. They must use all possible means to protect themselves from the human eye. A young governess arrives at Thornfield Manor harboring secrets but hers is not half as dark and gloomy as the terror that hides behind the walls of this elegant estate. Jane Ellis grew up as an orphan in a school for girls. All she has in this world is her determination and her sharp mind because she has no status, money, friends or family to call her own. Except one…The ghost of her best friend Ashley who never left her side. Alistair is old, he saw empires rise and fall; he was there when Rome was built but also when it burned to the ground. Immortality is not as fun as he hoped it would be and he is always balancing on a thin line between existing one more day or meeting the sun. Edward is a true leader. He does what he can to keep his clan and family safe. The day he meets Jane his heart melts He wants to protect her but above all else he needs to protect her from himself. The love between Edward and Alistair is forbidden. They hide their passion in the shadows but as soon as Jane comes to the mansion everything changes. Will Jane be able to stop Alistair from facing the sun? Will Edward allow himself to fall for the sweet governess? And who is hidden in the north tower calling out at night? AmazonKU
My universe has been turned upside down. Not only am I no longer human, I’m also the most powerful elemental the world has seen in centuries. And I have no idea how to wield the power coursing through my veins. Did I mention I also have four fated mates? The charmer, the gentle giant, the psychopath, and the cruel prince who would rather kill me than kiss me. Throw in mean girls, assassins, and kings out for our blood, and I’m having a rough freshman year. Just as I feel like things might be coming together, a secret is revealed that changes everything. And I’m left wondering if there’s anyone I can trust at all. AmazonKU
Since time immemorial the warriors of the Paladin Order have harnessed arcane powers to protect their rulers. For Balen, who has given up his chance at love and fought his way to the top of the Paladin Order, there can be no greater honor than to serve his king. But when assassins annihilate the royal family, Balen suddenly finds himself sworn to serve the very man he abandoned. Now with their nation threatened by enemies both within and outside the kingdom, Balen must fight hidden traitors and unnatural assassins, while also contending with the biting wit and dangerous charm of young King Zavrius. To save themselves and their nation they will have to put aside their past and reforge that trust they lost so long ago. Can a vicious assassination and a plot to usurp the king bring a second chance at love? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
David is known worldwide as the quiet, serious bassist of chart-topping rock band aMUSEd, and the brother of their spotlight-loving lead singer. Less well-known is David Carter, aspiring marine scientist, who’d rather spend a day on the beach than in the limelight. A seaside vacation while recording their new album sounds like paradise. When David meets sound engineer Piper, their extraordinary connection proves too tempting for either of them to resist. Will discovering her otherworldly secrets open a door for him to become part of her world, or will it destroy them and everything they hold dear? ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon KU
Hannah Hickok is looking forward to her first Christmas in Casper Creek. She has plans for cookies, cuddles with her fiancé Cooper Wyatt, and a visit from Chris Kringle. Instead, the man who visits isn’t the one Hannah was inspecting. No, it’s her former fiancé Michael…and he’s arrived with an agenda. Michael has more attitude than brains and he’s ready to make life difficult for Hannah…right up to the point where his new fiancée is killed and her body goes missing from the morgue. When Michael is also attacked, Hannah has to use her magic to save him…and it doesn’t go as planned. Cooper hated Michael when he was just a concept. Now that the man is staying at Casper Creek, Cooper downright loathes him. That’s not his biggest concern though. It seems there’s a new paranormal threat on the horizon…and Michael is a target. Hannah wants to leave her past behind but she’s going to have to risk her life to save Michael before she can do it. This enemy knows her every weakness, and it’s going to be a fight to the finish to embrace the holiday season and make it to the new year. Strap in, because it’s going to be a holiday catastrophe. Amazon KU
A loose retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” that centers queer and trans characters – Trans sailor Darragh Thorn has made a comfortable life for himself among people who love and accept him. Ten years after his exile from home, though, his sister asks him to reconcile with their ailing father. Determined to resolve his feelings rather than just survive them, Darragh sets off on a quest to find the one person who can heal a half-dead man: the mysterious enchanter who once gave him the magic he needed to become his true self. But so far as anyone knows, no one but Darragh has seen the enchanter for a century, and the fairy tales that survive about em give more cause for fear than hope. In lush and evocative prose, and populated with magical trees and a wise fox, The Story of the Hundred Promises is a big-hearted fantasy suffused with queer optimism.
The big finish is finally here. Izzy Sage, a bruja with a dark past, is dreaming of a bright future with Braden Grimlock. There’s only one thing that stands in her way. Banished to a different plane for centuries, the god Pan has managed to escape. He has one goal. He wants to take over the world, starting with Detroit. The only thing standing in his way is Izzy and her merry band of misfits and reapers. Pan set his plan in motion years ago, and it turns out, Izzy plays into it. He can’t win without her. She has no intention of playing the game by his rules, however. Not only is she going to take him down, but she’s also going to put an end to the revenant army that’s been threatening Detroit for the better part of a year. Izzy knows what she wants. She even knows how to get it. All that’s left is the fight. War is on the Grimlocks’ doorstep. The only question is who will win. The end will make Izzy a legend…if she can survive long enough to see it through that is. Amazon KU
Astrid has always dreamed of being more than just a merchant’s daughter, and she thought attending Grimm Academy would change that, but so far, she hasn’t had any luck. Until the Princess Competition starts. Along with two of her best friends, Astrid enters the challenge. If she wins, she’ll be named the heir of a small country. If she loses, she’ll continue being a nobody. But distractions come in many forms, including the rough around the edges scholarship student, Conan. Can Astrid prove her worth, or is she doomed to fail?
I thought returning to the past would be the hard part….I make it back to the past but when I get there, the trouble has already begun. The MacGregor name has been outlawed. Those who bear it are being hunted like animals. The Clan MacGregor is driven from their lands and retreat to the Highlands, their ancestral home. All I want is to find Duncan, but when I finally get news of him, it’s not bad, it’s terrible. He’s been captured by Lord Nicholas. A Scottish noble known for his dark, evil acts before the troubles and what he’s doing to MacGregors is unspeakable. When I was here the first time, Duncan saved me. Now it’s my turn. Duncan has my heart, but my destiny continues to pull me in other directions. For me, though, the only thing that matters is saving him. Destiny will have to wait its turn. Amazon KU
After the chaos wrought at the cathedral of the Brotherhood of Righteous Light, Valentine and Connor have all but gone into hiding. Between the increased guard presence and Nessa’s capture, the city and its future are shrouded in uncertainty. Together, they must face an enemy from Connor’s worst nightmares, seek aid from unlikely allies, and see each of their plans to fruition–all while remaining beneath the notice of the city watch. With his identity compromised, Connor’s options are limited and he can do little to move his plans ahead. Instead, he must rely almost entirely on Valentine to gather information. A feat that would prove easier, if he could get the saints-forsaken demon to sit down and talk without devolving into sniping or giving in to the attraction between them. Valentine, in possession of both his relic and the truth of Connor’s past, is determined to change the fate of his people..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon Kobo
Being held prisoner is just the beginning of my descent into despair. It’s the poison and the desperate escape that seal the deal. The stakes are higher than ever when I wake up tied to a strange table. Once I have my bearings, I realize that the Dark witch battling me from the very beginning may very well have finally won our war. My morale is low as I’m helpless to fight her, and soon I find myself on the brink. Anything could happen this time, and I’m fully prepared. My nursing skills are rusty, but when I need them most, I discover they aren’t entirely lost. Surgically removing demonic stones isn’t my idea of a good time, but I have to do whatever I can to ensure that evil does not win. To top it off I still have to rescue my mate, and I can’t do that alone. Thank goodness I have the help of my best friend, my dragon, and a dwarf. Amazon KU
Crowned is the third and final book in this trilogy. It’s fast-paced and ultra steamy. Take care that the heroine will end up having more than one love interest. Her partners can shift into demon form, so there might be some monster action – please don’t read this book if you are put off by this sort of thing. If you’re adventurous, hop in because the water is warm…and getting warmer. Make that, hot! Burning up! Amazon KU
Vincent Barnes has suffered four years as a vampire, and they’ve been the most miserable years of his pathetic life. Too poor for black market blood, he feeds from sleeping humans to survive. He tries to never intrude on the same prey twice, but after a single delicious taste of a long-lost childhood neighbor, he can’t help returning for seconds. Wesley Garcia has been waking up with fang marks. Lucky for him, he needs a vampire—to use as bait. He’s certain Vitalis-Barron Pharmaceutical killed his mother, but to gain access to their covert research labs, he has to bring them a bloodsucker for their experiments. Step one, a dramatic offer: Stay, and you can bite me. Vincent leaps at the chance to gobble Wesley up. Wes’s plan is perfect. He’ll befriend the vampire, then trick him into coming to the lab. No fighting, no fuss. But Vincent is more than Wesley has bargained for: sweet and shy, with intoxicating fangs that awaken new desires in Wes. As the two bond, Vincent believes he might have finally found someone worth putting his trust in… and Wes fears neither of them will survive the betrayal he has planned. Amazon KU
Gina Malone has had the same dream for the past two weeks. Imagine her surprise when she discovers the place of her dreams is real. Gina’s also shocked at a handsome man in the strange little town makes her feel so special. She doesn’t want to like him, but he’s making her temperature skyrocket. Striking out on his own, Nick Carver is searching for a new life. Finding himself in Misfit Bay, he can’t believe that the perfect job falls into his lap. And when Nick’s eyes land on beautiful, sassy and delectable Gina, he’s done for. He’s found his mate. Now, all he wants is to get Gina to finally agree to be his. Gina and Nick have more than their own struggles to fight. Surrounded by magic, they’re torn between choosing happiness together or loneliness apart. They battle evil, destiny and themselves to survive in this strange little town. Amazon KU
Whoever said the good guys finish last was right. Especially if crooked politicians are involved. I did what I thought was right, And they threw me into the Supermax Because I wouldn’t give up my comrades. In exchange for my freedom, I must help those who imprisoned me. But lo and behold, my mate is my mission. My panther side purrs in her presence. I won’t leave her side. She’s mine. But what does a city girl and a soldier-for-hire have in common? Nothing. Amazon KU
Augusta’s wish is to finish college and stay invisible. She’s been hurt in the past, so her solution is to not fall in love again and spend her time on her passion…photography. At one location she hears screams and she goes to sees the unbelievable. This sends her on the run. Being chased by the harshest but strongest, good-looking man was not something she expected. She knows he’s off-limits, but her heart has other ideas. Panther shifter, Ray, is grounded in his mob family, committing crimes and protecting them from a mob war. His current job is to find a woman who’s witnessed a murder and figure out what she knows. By any means possible. He never thought she’d be the woman to make him question his loyalty to the only family he’s ever known. Ray and Augusta team up to take the other mob families head on. In the midst of the war, romance blooms and they start to wonder if there’s more to their unity. Can Augusta fit into his world and could Ray settle down when all he’s done in life is kill and protect? Love will either win this war or they’ll find themselves losing each other and their lives. Amazon KU
Julian is trapped in a nightmare of his own making. Can a protective biker bear give him a new lease on life? Hope. Julian lost that last winter after the merciless decimation of his flock. No longer able to shift, Julian lives a bitter half-existence. Keeping his head above the water isn’t easy, especially when a scary but sweet biker bear disrupts his life. Trusting the wrong alpha once ruined Julian’s life. Julian can’t afford to make the same mistake, but he can’t stop thinking about Axel. Persistence is key. Axel learned that the hard way when he’s assigned to bring Julian home. The tragedy that struck Julian’s flock left the omega with scars both inside and out. Axel’s good at breaking stuff and winning fights. Axel has no clue how to help his raven heal his wings but he’ll learn. When a dangerous killer from Julian’s past resurfaces, Axel steps in and takes charge. He’ll need to earn Julian’s trust fast…or lose his mate forever. Amazon KU
Even the best-laid plans can falter. Lady Rolayna Seville has one chance to make up for past mistakes, marriage to Baron Rauf Oliveander. Hopeful to appease her powerful father, they journey to seal the contract when they are abducted by a demon warrior and his disciples. Desperate to obtain forgiveness, Rolayna uses every weapon in her arsenal to escape. Dragos, Duke of Dragonthorne has one job, to do whatever is necessary to stop the rebellion, including abducting a powerful duke and his pain in the ass daughter. When the situation deteriorates, his remaining option is to marry her, something he swore he’d never do. The attraction between them is soul-consuming. With the rebels attacking at every turn, Rolayna must choose between her planned future and remaining at the heart of the devil’s dominion.
For a long time, Maida Felsnick was the only human in Angel Fire who knew about the secret world of shifters. Her best friend, Espie Ruiz, has been a bear shifter all her life and shared her secret with Maida when they were teens. However, Maida never thought she could join the clan—officially. Things take a turn, when not one but two of her best friends, clan pranksters Copper and Taymond, realize that Maida is their fated mate. Unfortunately, Maida has about a thousand other things on her mind, like finishing her pre-med program and getting into medical school so she can become the doctor she’s always dreamed of. Learning she’s been paired with two bear shifters definitely throws a wrench in plans. Will she get through this without spiraling into a stress-induced meltdown? And how on earth will these two super-hot and super-possessive men be able to share? AmazonKU
When a new client hires Jill to find out who is embezzling funds from his ski business, she makes the mistake of claiming to be an expert skier, with dire consequences. Over in Candlefield, the nymphs need Jill’s help with a thorny problem. Meanwhile Jack refuses to believe he is the guardian of the final compass stone. Amazon KU
Rakos isn’t really a farmer. Bellamy definitely isn’t a minstrel. Sheltered, sickly Prince Bellamy dreams of adventure—but not like this. Captured in enemy territory, his royal identity will get him killed. When his dangerously attractive fellow prisoner asks who he is, Bellamy claims to be a minstrel. Except he can’t carry a tune to save his life. He panicked, okay? Rakos was a dragonrider until betrayal landed him in chains. Now, he knows two things for certain: he can’t trust anyone, and he wants his dragon back. When the fragile minstrel asks who he is, Rakos claims he’s a farmer. When Bellamy begs for help reaching the border, Rakos refuses. Until he can’t resist how much Bellamy needs him. Stormy nights and deadly masquerades forge Rakos and Bellamy’s unlikely partnership into something more. Something exhilarating. Rakos treats Bellamy like a person, not a weak, untouchable prince, even as he protects him. But Rakos’s enemies are circling in, and that very protection might be Bellamy’s undoing. Amazon KU
Luke Ta’Rek is a wulfen, a cross between a fairy and a wolf. He’s been a part of the Tressel Pack since he shifted as a teenager but has a foot in two vastly different worlds. When he feels drawn to a woman he believes is human, he discovers she’s got a secret big enough to shatter his world. As quickly as his beautiful truemate appears, she’s ripped from him and taken into the Fae Realm. Rena Fil’aire has been living a lie for longer than she’d like to admit. A chance meeting with the sexiest guy on the planet and her carefully constructed walls of protection start to crumble, including the protection spell that kept her true identity as a fairy hidden. After she’s taken by her family into the Fae Realm, the male they’d arranged as her mate turns up dead, replaced by a dangerous male named Berolith. He wants to use Rena to find a mythical dragonfae and wield her power like a sledgehammer to take out his enemies. Luke searches the Fae Realm for Rena, but his mate isn’t a damsel in distress. Her only problem? Stopping a crazy fae male from killing her family, keeping the dragonfae girl safe … and oh yeah, telling Luke the truth. Will her truemate accept her for who she really is, or will the lies that separate them become permanent? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The moon is risen, and the beasts have come out to play. From wolves to fae to witches this limited edition paranormal romance urban fantasy collection will keep you riveted from beginning to end.
Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Allow the bestselling authors of Lunar Rising to tease your senses and tickle your fancy with fantastic adventures featuring powerful heroines and the protective heroes who love them. Don’t wait, dive in today and escape into fantasy! Amazon Apple Books Kobo
What’s better than one spicy romance to keep you warm on a cold night? Nine of them! Especially when falling in love with a new book boyfriend helps a worthy cause. With brand new stories and previously published favorites that span all genres and heat levels, A Dark and Steamy Night will satisfy your cravings for contemporary bad boys, royal vampires, naughty shifters, alien warlords, and more! Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Canine Companions, an incredible charity which provides service dogs to those in need at no cost to them. This anthology includes 9 novellas, novels, and short stories, from 12 of your favorite authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.
Ryan Tannen can’t seem to process what he’s just witnessed. This can’t be real. He can’t just have seen these men shift into wild animals. His mind is a swirling torment until he locks eyes with a strange man across the room, an absolutely gorgeous man with piercing eyes. The man, Lowell, seems to soothe the tempest in his mind with just a word and a touch. Ryan is lulled under the man’s spell. Ryan doesn’t know what is going on, but he gets a distinct feeling that his life will never be the same. Lowell Sebring was called in to use his vampire powers and fix the mind of a human who saw too much. The secrets of the paranormal world are paramount and must remain hidden. When he locks eyes with the man, he knows this is an entirely different case. He couldn’t touch Ryan’s mind if he tried. They are fate-destined beloveds. Chosen for each other and each other alone. Now Lowell just needs to convince the terrified human that what he saw was real and he is safe with Lowell. With even greater dangers lurking in the shadows, this job just got a whole lot harder. The vampire must win his beloved. Amazon
At my father’s dying wish, I crossed the realm, looking for his best friend…and ended up in an orc camp. It turns out the man I’d heard so much about is actually an orc, a warrior with more scars than I can count and a surly disposition. And after reading the letter my father sent him, he declares himself my guardian – and me his ward. Which wouldn’t be a problem if he wasn’t intent on marrying me off to some human stranger, even though the tension between us grows with every touch and every heated, forbidden look. Sometimes, though, a woman has to take her fate and pleasure in her own hands, and after being told what to do my entire life, I’m not taking any more chances. I want to learn more about myself. And I think my orc guardian might be the right male for the job. AmazonKU
The sunrise of Christmas Eve is cloaked in the burning red of wrath. The screams are haunting, the smell of death gut-wrenching, and the cry for salvation has never been so great in the scorching streets of NYC. I, Willow De Luca, revel in the suffering, for we’ve made our forbidden mark. The sacrifices were big, but my endangered kings and fateful Master have had enough of playing a game in which I’m considered easily disposable. No more bullshit, mercy, or excuses. Only bloodshed. The Vatican is praying for a miracle, the Fae are seeking their Princess and her Guardian Prince, and a certain Vile Queen longs for her right-hand man to be back by her side. With Roberto still in coma, and his pack hoping to strike a deal with Russia by overthrowing everything my father worked hard for, it’s about time I finally walk the path I’m destined to be on. Time to wear the traditional robes of a High Court Member and show the world what I’m truly made of by entering back into the heart of the ring. But there’s one more sacrifice that needs to be made. One that involves a misfit witch tied to a wooden stake before the congregation of royals. It’s the beginning of the end, and what a way to enjoy a grand finale…by watching the world burn. Amazon KU
Having his beloved home town turn monstrous overnight was rough for Silas Adler. Even more difficult was finding out that he suddenly had the power to channel electricity…at the expense of being able to touch anyone. Two decades later, he was stunned when Juniper Finch stumbled into his arms without being hurt. It was a lucky thing since Silas knew at first glance that Juniper was meant to be his.
Halloween is the day I met the love of my life. It’s also the day my roommate died and became a ghost – and a pain in my ass. Now, two years later, it’s about to become my wedding day. But that’s the least of my worries. I’m about to move out of my apartment, which has my ghost roommate freaking out. My paranoid landlord is growing more suspicious of me by the day. And my fiancé’s weirdo dads are on the verge of performing a full-blown exorcism on me. It’s just my luck that mere days before the wedding, I come face-to-face with death itself, shatter my soul into pieces, and compromise my very existence. Will I even survive Halloween to finally achieve my happy-ever-after? AmazonKU
Zombies need love too…Atticus – I’ve been dead for nearly two decades. Or rather, undead. Being a zombie is not like in the movies; I don’t shuffle, and I absolutely don’t eat brains.I look different than I used to and I feel nothing. No happiness, no sadness, no anger, I am a flatline of emotion. Until her… Vivian Cane. I hunger for her in a way that defies logic. Every moment I spend with her changes me. Every touch, every kiss makes me feel human again. I don’t deserve her, but I’m going to do whatever I can to convince the curvaceous beauty that we belong together. Vivian – I’ve been a horror writer for a few years so I know my monsters. Research brings me to the town rumored to be riddled with “real” monsters. I don’t expect anything, but some quiet writing time. What I get is chased by a feral creature and then saved by… a zombie? Atticus Hunt might not look like a normal man, but he’s more humane than any guy I’ve ever known. Being with him makes me feel alive in a way I’ve never felt. But am I ready to risk it all to live in a world I always thought was make believe? AmazonKU
Can you see my wings? Because you’re not meant to. If you can… then you’re one of us. I live in a realm run by Witches and Warlocks. They use shifters as servants and vampires as sex slaves. So, I hear you ask, what of the Fae? Well, we escaped long ago. All of us, except for those they call the ‘Wicked.’ When we’re children, we are tested. Our magic, our blood, our heart. And for those that fail, we are cast out, back to the realm of the Witches to be killed… or worse. I was taken in by a Witch with little power, and used to help her thrive, but now that’s she gone, I’m free, and it’s time that the Wicked take back what is theirs. Amazon
If you can’t trust your family, who can you trust? The Fae Queen and her King are locked in a millennia-spanning war of wills, and Lina has to walk the treacherous line between them to expose an even greater danger. Her trusty velox Braken is by her side, but even the well-trained soldier has secrets of his own. Her friends are imprisoned while her sister holds the key, but it’s an outsider who provides an exit when it’s needed. From one trap to another, their ragtag band faces beasts, dreams, and illusions, to try and free the Fae Royals from their curse. Trusting the wrong person can get you killed, but trusting the right one could save the Realm. Amazon Kobo
Perfect, powerful, and obsessed with tradition, omega Thran is the strongest warrior in a clan of reclusive forest dragons. There isn’t a challenge he can’t overcome—except for dealing with the fire dragon outsider Baleon, who’s been a pain in his ass since the day their worlds collided. Thran wants nothing to do with the showboating, freewheeling, and irritatingly attractive alpha—but a mutual need forces him into an arrangement from hell: he must learn firefighting from Baleon. Baleon is a simple alpha who only wants one thing: to get good enough to defeat Thran in a fight. Now he finally has the opportunity to take the flawless omega down a peg and prove himself a real warrior, but when it comes time to work together with his sworn frenemy, the ghosts of their respective pasts stand firmly in the way. Baleon is resolved to break the domineering omega’s battle-worn defenses—but he quickly discovers there’s a thin line between burning hatred and all-consuming lust. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Alpha’s Slave (Psy-Vamps 1): When Tariah offers herself up to cancel her father’s debt and save her sister, Zerion gives her a choice — life with him, or death. Now she must search deep within herself for the bravery required to mate with the Psy Warrior she both fears and desires. Alpha’s Salvation (Psy-Vamps 2): The Psy-Vamp king Ryker has a secret desire only Tariah and Zerion can fulfill — if she dares. But how will Tariah’s people find freedom when she’s sleeping with the enemy?
VS Note: From SEPT 23
After Queen Aurora’s execution, the Court of Light falls into political unrest. The riots continue as new Queen Sekhmet takes her place on the throne and puts her long-planned agenda into action. Meanwhile, King Jarvok attempts to remedy his heartache but ends up divulging suspicions he has held close for centuries instead. Alliances shift as dark mysteries bubble to the surface, but a prophecy reading brings a ray of hope. Unfortunately for others, it foretells certain doom. The Oracles speak of a future child who will unite the Fae courts and bring karmic retribution. Unlikely heroes will be forced together by fate, while unexpected enemies are revealed. There are Fae in both courts who have plenty to hide. Some would kill to keep their secrets. Some are willing to die for them.
Ladies don’t shame their families. Ladies don’t confront Otherwordly threats. Ladies certainly don’t admit some taint of the fae has touched their souls—unless they wish to find themselves confined to an Institution. Gently-bred herbalist Jessa Caldwell is trying to be a lady. She conceals her true nature amongst her plants and her sketches—where she can almost shut out the whispers she alone hears. But a threat to her beloved aunt forces her from the comfort of home to a town perilously near an Otherworldly Crossing, with its ever-present risk of fae incursions. To protect her aunt and the townsfolk she comes to care for, she must uncover the individual responsible for a series of increasingly dangerous attacks—but to find this saboteur will require embracing the part of herself she fears most, an act that could cost her dearly. In a world where Vigilists lock up fae-touched mortals, Jessa must decide if she’s willing to risk exposing her true nature to obtain the truth and protect those she loves. Amazon Kobo
Bash: One night in the most haunted house in the country could be our ticket to fame and fortune. As a group of paranormal investigators, this could be our big break. If the hauntings are real, Peaches, Chaos, and I are expecting to be terrified and catch all of it on video for our fledgling channel. When the rumors prove to be true, and I come face to face with the resident demon, all bets are off. Turns out, demons have feelings too, and this one is possessive, touchy, and huh, kind of hot. Did I mention he has big… horns? To make it through this night in one piece, I have to do what I can to keep him happy. Looks like our viewers are going to get way more than they signed up for, but hey, gotta do what you gotta do. Now the only question is, when the sun comes up, will I want to walk away and will the demon let me. Amazon KU
VS Note: A 30 minute short read from SEPT 21.
Some holiday stories are a little darker…and sexier. This is one of those. AmazonKU
Lenora made a mistake. She trusted the wrong man, and in a moment of weakness, he stole a family heirloom from her. Her only chance to get it back will be during Samhain, when the Shadow Market opens and magical folk gather for three days to celebrate, and unfortunately she can’t do it alone. She needs a demon. Ramanu’s entire existence is making bargains. They’re a bargainer demon, after all. They’ve had their eye on Lenora for some time now, so they’re pleased when she summons them to help with her little thief problem…especially because it means spending time in close proximity with her. Lenora thought she could get away with a bargain that didn’t require seven years of service, but when Ramanu informs her those are the terms, she decides to go it alone…even though the demon wants to tag along to the market. But as the clock ticks down and all Lenora’s attempts to reclaim her amulet fail, making a deal with Ramanu might be the only option she has…And they might take her heart right along with her soul. Amazon KU
Every five years the girls of Elk Mountain wake up in the woods, where the simple farm boys they grew up with become predators and hunt them for brides. Dan Lightman returns to the mountain to help the Marlow sisters. Lizzie is twenty, deaf since childhood and worried that she could end up married to a man who won’t learn to communicate with her, that she won’t have a voice in her own home. Beck is seventeen, exchanging secret letters with a girl from the other side of the mountain, and she’ll kill or die before she’ll marry anyone else. Nellie is only fourteen, and all she wants is a few more years, to grow up on her own terms. All three Marlow girls live in the shadow of their beautiful eldest sister, Julia. Five years ago -at the last Bride Hunt- she refused the man who caught her, and she was killed for it. The barbaric ritual is a sacred right of passage to a fringe sect of Catholicism in post-apocalyptic, small town Appalachia. Dan is one of the hunt’s only critics. He was once too afraid to fight for Julia -the girl he loved- but now he returns to the mountain with a hired cutthroat and a plan to save the remaining Marlow sisters from their gruesome fate.
The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes. Bettie Hughes once knew the comfort of luxury, flaunting a collection of designer purses and an enviable dream home in Hawaii. That was before she lost all her money. Long obsessed with her public image, Bettie boasts an extravagant lifestyle on social media. But the reality is Bettie is broke and squatting in Colorado, and her family has no idea. Christmas, with its pressure to meet familial expectations, is looming when Bettie plays a vinyl record of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” backward and accidentally conjures up Hall, the Holiday Spirit, in the form of a charming and handsome (if offbeat) man. Once the shock wears off, Bettie knows she’s stumbled upon the greatest gift: a chance to make all her holiday wishes come true, plus a ready-made fiancé. But as some of Bettie’s wishes lose their charm, she finds herself thrown off-kilter by Hall’s sweet nature. Suddenly, grumpy Bettie is finding her heart merry and light. But the happier she gets, the shorter Hall’s time on earth grows. Can Bettie channel the Christmas spirit and learn to live with goodwill toward all men? Or will her selfish ways return as soon as the holidays are over?
A centuries long war, an enchanted wood, and a curse. Idalia leaves her castle to marry the new king of the Deep, certain that this union will be the final step in saving her kingdom. She must travel through the Florian Wood, a mysterious place shrouded in legend and myth. Things go awry when the Princess is captured by a band of thieves, and they soon discover that the stories of the Wood weren’t just stories afterall. To make matters worse, she is stranded in this nightmare with her rival; A shameless bandit who likes to talk and drink too much. Despite the dangers of the Wood, there is a threat far graver to the both of them–each other. Apart from their warring lands, they have also been cursed by the gods. They can never touch, or they will die and their entire kingdoms with them. Join Idalia and a group of misfits on this harrowing journey. One full of sorrow, terror, forbidden love … and plenty of drinks. Amazon
Clearly, fate got this one wrong. All Janice has to do is stay away from Khent until the bond dissipates. Easy enough, right? Except……Her company laptop chooses this week to need the orc from the IT Department, repeatedly. …She accidentally clicks on orc porn at work and has to take remedial phishing training with Khent. …Their bond will keep pulling them back together until it is completed. Amazon KU
Eva Santos Moon is a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujería and curanderisma, but she’s at one of her lowest points—suffering from disorienting blackouts, creative stagnation, and a feeling of disconnect from her magickal roots. When her husband, a beloved university professor and the glue that holds their family together, is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend, Eva doesn’t know whom to trust—least of all, herself. She soon falls under suspicion as a potential suspect, and her past rises to the surface, dredging up the truth about an eerily similar death from her childhood. Struggling with fragmented memories and self-doubt, an increasingly terrified Eva fears that she might have been involved in both murders. But why doesn’t she remember? Only the dead women know for sure, and they’re coming for her with a haunting vengeance. As she fights to keep her family out of danger, Eva realizes she must use her magick as a bruja to protect herself and her loved ones, while confronting her own dark history.
Isla Larsen Sanchez’s life begins to unravel when her father passes away. Instead of being comforted at home in New Jersey, her mother starts leaving her in Puerto Rico with her grandmother and great-aunt each summer like a piece of forgotten luggage. When Isla turns eighteen, her grandmother, a great storyteller, dies. It is then that Isla discovers she has a gift passed down through her family’s cuentistas. The tales of dead family storytellers are brought back to life, replaying themselves over and over in front of her. At first, Isla is enchanted by this connection to the Sanchez cuentistas. But when Isla has a vision of an old murder mystery, she realizes that if she can’t solve it to make the loop end, these seemingly harmless stories could cost Isla her life.
Rory Morris isn’t thrilled to be moving back to her hometown, even if it is temporary. There are bad memories there. But her twin sister, Scarlett, is pregnant, estranged from the baby’s father, and needs support, so Rory returns to the place she thought she’d put in her rearview. After a night out at a bar where she runs into Ian, an old almost-flame, she hits a large animal with her car. And when she gets out to investigate, she’s attacked. Rory survives, miraculously, but life begins to look and feel different. She’s unnaturally strong, with an aversion to silver—and suddenly the moon has her in its thrall. She’s changing into someone else—something else, maybe even a monster. But does that mean she’s putting those close to her in danger? Or is embracing the wildness inside of her the key to acceptance?
Twenty-five year old Lily Baines is used to waking up hungover, overweight, and underemployed. Waking up with fangs? Not so much. But when a little light necking has more serious consequences than she ever imagined, Lily’s determined to get to the bottom of it, or die (again) trying. Tristan hadn’t meant to turn Lily—it’s against vampire law—but now that she’s here, they need to team up to save both their hides. They strike an uneasy truce, fending off other vampires, Lily’s work-rival-turned-slayer, and her mother’s tone-deaf romance and fitness advice…all while Lily faces down her insecurities about the fact that she lives in a diet-obsessed world with a body that will never age, never die, and never change. Falling for her maddeningly gorgeous sire? Easy. Surviving an ancient vampire Master determined to see her twice-dead? Piece of cake. But can Lily ever truly learn to love the woman she’ll be forever more? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
When two former friends reunite after decades apart, their grudges, flawed ambitions, and shared obsession swirl into an all-too-real echo of a terrible town legend. Centuries ago, beautiful young Ilsbeth Clark was accused of witchcraft after several children disappeared. Her acquittal did nothing to stop her fellow townsfolk from drowning her in the well where the missing children were last seen. When author and social media influencer Elena returns to the summer paradise of her youth to get her family’s manor house ready to sell, the last thing she expected was connecting with—and feeling inspired to write about—Ilsbeth’s infamous spirit. The very historical figure that her ex-childhood friend, Cathy, has been diligently researching and writing about for years. What begins as a fiercely competitive sense of ownership over Ilsbeth and her story soon turns both women’s worlds into something more haunted and dangerous than they could ever imagine.
Kat Maddox has had her fair share of terrible relationships. And after discovering that her latest boyfriend has been hiding an entire other life from her, it’s time for a fresh start. Accepting a job on the Cornish coast, Kat begins a new chapter in Fowey. She is immediately drawn to the beautiful Cornish landscapes and swiftly an old feeling begins to emerge. Ever since she was young, Kat’s had a ‘gift’ – when her paintbrush touches canvas, she’s able to see the history of her subject as if by magic. Consumed with trying to discover what this could mean, she crosses paths with local sailor, Mac. Though this isn’t the first, or the last time, they’re destined to meet. As Mac and Kat grow closer, she begins to wonder whether she should open her heart to love one more time. AmazonKU AB
If your fictional boyfriend came to life, could you write your own Happily Ever After? Emmeline always dreamed of being an author, finding comfort in words and between the pages of her beloved romance novels, but a mental health diagnosis leaves her blocked and unable to write. Then she inherits a crumbling, second-hand bookshop from a mysterious old friend and Emmy discovers that magic is real. Maybe her fantasies about the heroes in her favourite historical romances aren’t so far-fetched after all? Lord Jonathan Dalgliesh is the handsome stranger – wielding a sword as dangerous as his Tudor past – who appears in Emmy’s bookshop asking for help. Together they must race against time itself to lift the curse imprisoning him inside an ancient book. But when growing threats to Emmy’s safety are proved real and not another symptom of her illness, she must learn to trust her own voice again. Can she find the words to save Jonathan and her shop before tragedy strikes on the fateful final page? Romance-addict Emmy may be, but this damsel is about to kick distress into the Ever After. Amazon KU AB
I break Marlowe’s heart and leave with the Alpha King, who once rejected me, then used me, then coveted my power. To obtain me, he merges with the horseman War—my worst immortal enemy. Imprisoning me in his unbreakable dark castle, the alpha forces me to marry him so he can re-forge the mating bond with me and take my power for himself. There’s no line I won’t cross to protect those I love, so I turn dark and unleash my monster. If Marlowe can’t reach me in time, I’ll be lost either to War or Death forever. Yet in my darkest hours, I hold onto his promise—we’ll blow shit up and make fireworks together. Amazon KU
Bailey has problems. A very gimpy shoulder thanks to challenging her alpha, a newborn packmate with the dietary preferences of an angry bear, and a big lug of a wolf who thinks she’s his mate and keeps trying to prove it in really embarrassing ways. But none of those are nearly as bad as a best friend who insists she has the right to dream. To want. To hope. To believe. The leader of the shadow pack had to give up all of those things. Trying to find them again might lead a lot of wolves she loves off a cliff. Amazon KU
Idina Moorfield and her team face a new threat—silent, potentially deadly, and coming from within Hellion Squadron this time. Video footage of their last mission is threatening the program’s anonymity, making tensions rise. Bravo Team even took out their last target, but they still can’t seem to win. Is Hellion Command falling apart from the inside out, because even their commander can’t keep his magic under control. Commander may have found a pattern to their problems, but hang on, it’s bigger than anyone thought. Just how thin can Idina and her team stretch themselves before they break under pressure? Will Uncle Richard’s infuriating new experiments ever help, or will he just keep bringing the pain? There’s only one way to find out. AmazonKU
VS Note: From SEPT 23
Ten years ago, everything that mattered to me was torn away—and I let it happen. But this time, I’m not a scared teen or a helpless witch. I’ll claw back everything and everyone I love, no matter the cost. I am the Bladesong Druid, and I won’t stop. I won’t relent. I won’t break. Amazon KU
Until an oracle predicted my regal future, I’d never imagined myself rising above the curve of my round ears. After all, I was the magicless halfling loved by beasts but loathed by every pure-blooded faerie at court. Well . . . by all but one. Dante Regio, prince of Luce, had owned my heart since he gave me my first kiss. If gathering a slew of iron relics could help me overthrow the current monarch and crown his brother to rule at my side, then treasure hunting I’d go. If only the oracle had warned me what winged demon I was releasing into the world. And that I’d become this demon’s obsession. Amazon KU
When Lucy and Rafe are given a crystal ball as a wedding present, she’s shocked when it foretells doom. For the newlyweds, this was supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. But when a terrible accident befalls one of their wedding guests, Lucy and Rafe must postpone their honeymoon. And as the evidence begins to unravel, it becomes clear this was no accident. Lucy and her undead knitters must navigate punting on the Cherwell River in Oxford, complicated and contentious relationships among their guests, and clues that don’t make sense. It may have looked like a random tragedy, but as every knitter knows, when you place the separate strands in a certain light, there’s always a distinctive pattern. Amazon KU
Cait Keane and her Dragon partner Aza face threats on every side. You’d think a gang war being fought in the shadows of her town would be the magical US Marshal’s most pressing concern. You’d be wrong. The shifters are pressing hard to take over the territory they believe belongs to them. Too bad Cait’s coven lives there. An assassin that’s gunning for her may have a new ally – a second Syndicate assassin. That can’t be good. And the Dragons on Oriceran face a threat they can’t see, smell, or hear. In the breach stand Cait and Aza, refusing to bend or break as they fight to protect those in their care. Fortunately, they’ll have allies. Aisling the technomancer, Sabrina the infomancer, and a new piece of unexpected magic. Will it be enough to keep the scales balanced, at least for a while longer? And there’s always the threat of the Rhazdon artifacts, which Cait seems fated to find. The Federal Agents of Magic will need to lend a hand with those pieces of pure evil. The US Marshal with something extra wouldn’t have it any other way. Amazon KU
After being promised in marriage to a smug, stuck-up stranger, Eira thought she couldn’t get any angrier. Now, she’s on the run, and the entire kingdom is convinced that she built an EMP device and destroyed their power grid. With Eira’s best friend, infuriating fiancé, and the entire Royal Guard on her tail, staying hidden in a tiny village seems like her best—and only—option. But, as Eira uncovers a series of long-hidden truths about the Queen and late King, hiding from her destiny becomes nearly impossible. Will Eira’s evidence be enough to convince the kingdom of her innocence, or will it be just enough to get her executed? Amazon KU
When scouts and messengers from the Night House disappear, Thea makes it her mission to find out why. As the granddaughter of one of the founding couples of New Earthen Society, she’s determined to prove herself worthy of their legacy. Her investigation leads to the House of Chaos and the man who once swept her off her feet before inexplicably walking away. Aries, known as a recluse who ruthlessly protects his territory, inherited his anger and life mission from his grandfather. He plans to reopen the portal to Arkavia and reclaim his birthright, but he can’t do it alone. The one person who can help him is the very woman he swore to avoid. Thea needs to learn the fate and location of her people, and Aries needs the power flowing in her veins. After forming an uneasy alliance, they soon realize there are forces more deadly and conniving working against them. With their past, trust doesn’t come easy, but if they can work together they might just survive. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
For most people, life slows down after forty. But for me? Not a chance in hell. Instead, I got divorced, moved home, and went through ‘delayed’ magical puberty. Discovering I was the only Fae-witch hybrid in existence was one heck of a reveal—but that was barely the beginning of revelations headed my way. Now, as my worlds collide, the council is more determined than ever to get rid of me, my family, and my allies. But we won’t go down easily…Because I’m going to get my mostly happily-ever-after no matter what it takes. For better, for worse, or for dead. AmazonKU
The ancient city of Valtera has vanished without a trace. At least that is what outsiders believe. But an unspeakable event and a curse dating back a century still haunts the city and its people. A curse such as this has not been encountered before, and the dwindling population of Valtera has grown desperate. Now the people of the city are being killed. Similar victims were mentioned in Valtera’s history, and the dead only have one thing in common. They all carry the curse mark—a burn spiraling around their arms. Meanwhile, Calec of the Woods hunts for the murderer of Serileen’s mother, but on his venture, he is abducted and tempted. Tempted so deeply that he becomes haunted by a face, a name, and the imploring eyes of a woman. Calec must seek out the vanished city, its rich history and secrets, its curse, and its victims. And he must come to realize that whatever lies behind this curse has become fixated on him, or he will be the next to die. AmazonKU
As Alpha of the Brockdale pack, Ansen holds the weight of the world on his shoulders. Responsibility is all he’s every known. Long ago, he inherited a feud he didn’t want and it cost him his mate. But time and experience has changed them both, and he’s looking for a second chance with the smart and beautiful matchmaker he’s never given up on. She is his forbidden love. His first love. His only love. Winona has lived a life of loneliness, and it’s only partly Ansen’s fault. She has secrets she won’t let him in on, but he’s going to find a way to win her back. If he can learn what she’s hiding, he knows they can move past the regrets keeping them apart. The quicker the better, because his wolf is ready to claim her for good, and show her how things can only get better with age. Especially a love like theirs. Amazon
After serving Camellia for the last five months, Henrik is prepared to sacrifice his future to remove the people he loves from the princess’s clutches—even if it means he must say goodbye to Clover for good. But Camellia isn’t willing to turn away from her wicked ways. Just when it seems peace might be possible, she rises again, more powerful than anyone could have predicted. Armed with magic to control a legion, the princess is determined to overthrow Lawrence and take the crown by force. For the first time in Caldenbauer’s history, humans, Woodmores, and High Vales must band together to defeat a foe who grows stronger with each passing day. Alliances must be formed, but it’s difficult to forgive the wrongs of the past. A new era is on the horizon, but darkness looms before the dawn. AmazonKU
For Bryn Meara, a free trip to the exclusive and ultra-luxe Nightfall hotel and casino in Vegas should’ve been the perfect way to escape the debris of her crumbling career. But waking up from a martini-and-lust-fueled night to find herself married to Caiden Verran, the reclusive billionaire who owns the hotel and most of the city, isn’t the jackpot one would think. It seems her dark and sexy new husband is actual royalty—the fae king of the Night Court—and there’s an entire world beneath the veil of Vegas. Whether light or shadow, the fae are a far cry from fairy tales, and now they’ve made Bryn a pawn in their dark games for power. And Caiden is the most dangerous of all—an intoxicating cocktail of sin and raw, insatiable hunger. She should run. But every night of passion pulls Bryn deeper into his strange and sinister world, until she’s no longer certain she wants to leave…even if she could. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
It started as a HellBeast’s Mistake that ended in me making my own. And now I am paying for it. Now I am running from it. But I am soon to discover how foolish that was. Because you didn’t run from the HellBeast King. Not when that King still wanted you. Not when that King wasn’t ready to let you go. So now I am being hunted and soon he will find me. I know this. Of course, he won’t have far to look. Not when club Afterlife is the only place left on Earth safe enough for me to hide. Hide from the Beast that has been fooled into wanting me. But more than that, Fooled into declaring me as being…The HellBeast’s Claimed. Amazon KU
I am not a good person. I’m the villain of Alric Moore’s story. And we’ve reached the climax. Not even mental torture will stop me from becoming his demise. As havoc knocks on another realm’s doorstep, the druids prepare for a war that isn’t theirs to fight. Everyone will come face-to-face with the best version of me. Because beneath the blood and gore lies the Goddess of Wrath and Justice. I am the judge, jury, and executioner. Though I choose to walk the line of right and wrong, I’ll always lean. Balance is a precarious thing when I’m playing both sides of the board. My moral compass will never point north, and the rules no longer apply to me. Lucky for you, I won’t have to slaughter entire worlds to keep those I love safe. I’ve already found Alric to be guilty. Now it’s just a matter of serving his punishment. Welcome to the end. I’m Sloane f*****g King, and I’m no damsel in distress. But you already knew that. Amazon KU
Magic is power in the new world order, but all my coveted ability has ever gotten me is doing someone else’s dirty work. I’ve busted my ass to become a valuable asset to the privileged supernaturals who rule this brutal world, and build a life I love. Until an arrogant, sanctimonious jerk saunters through a portal and ruins everything. Zey is something my world has never seen and he’s on a mission. Three magical items from his world have gone missing and I’m the only one who can find them. But this distractingly sexy stranger isn’t the only one after them. A bunch of baddies are hunting him, and now me too. To say that this mess has me feeling stabby would be an understatement. Just my luck that Zey and his buddies seem to be impervious to sharp, pointy things. I just hope I can find a way out of this deadly situation before I fall for the mysterious supernatural who’s put my life at risk. Amazon KU
He thinks I’ll bring him peace, but all I want is revenge. Twenty years ago, everyone and everything I loved was destroyed by the kings of the Night Court. Since then, I’ve been locked in a prison, tortured and used because of those same kings. Now that I’m free, there’s only thing on my mind: I have to make them pay. Most particularly, him. The king who keeps the moon in the sky, the devil who infused me with the magic I despise almost as much as I hate him. But before I have a chance to stab my knife into his heart, my soul screams the one word that prevents me from ending him: Mate. Fate and its atrocious sense of humor have made the Night King the one person on the planet whose life I can’t end—and the man himself thinks it’s a sign that I can bring him the peace he’s been searching for over the last two decades. For now, I have no choice but to play along with his game, but eventually I’ll find a way around our connection. Even if the moon has to fall from the sky, I will get my revenge. AmazonKU
Wrath – When they met her, she was a whirlwind of shadows and darkness. Standing among the ashes of betrayal and grief, now she is a tempest of rage and malice. Queen Scarlett Aditya will hunt them all down, one by one, and make them pay. Starting with the one who took her brightest star from her. Acceptance – She knows she will come for her. Her betrayal was too great. She deserves the storm of fury that will end her, but until then Queen Talwyn Semiria will protect a secret that could turn the tides in the coming war. But when the time comes to pay for her sins, will she be able to give up everything? And will it even be enough? Hope. A kingdom wrapped in mystery, locked away behind wards to protect its secrets. That is where the last hope of King Callan Solgard lies to get his throne back. But does he even want it any more? Will it cost him more than what he’s already lost? Or will new nightmares draw him from the light and into the darkness? It’s time to start a fire and let it burn. Amazon KU
He’s lost all control, and only she can soothe his savage beast, until the day she decides to give up that power. Mik Volkov used to be the Wolf Tzar, now he doesn’t even know who or what he is.
He can’t shift from his wolf form, and the beast rules his mind, looking for vengeance and violence.
The only thing keeping him sane is his obsession with the woman who smells like ripe peaches and lust. Key Cross always thought it would be fun to be a psychic, until a wolf bit her and she was cursed with visions she can’t control. She wants nothing to do with shifters, until a grumpy wolf who shifts into a hot, naked man whenever she touches him, comes marking his territory by peeing a circle around her. She belongs to no man or wolf, but they both have a chance to break their curses, and live a normal, boring life again, if they can work together to do the bidding of the Goddess of the Moon. She seems to be doing her very best to play matchmaker with their hearts. And then came the dragons. Amazon KU
Returning to her beloved home of Salem after a trip away, Lucy Finch can’t shake the feeling of anxiety that suddenly plagues her. Nor can she shrug off her third eye’s urging that she has a mission she must undertake—a secret she must uncover. As a green witch, Lucy has always felt strongest and the most at home in the forest, surrounded by nature. But when a disturbing dream wakes her and sends her fleeing into the woods, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. She expected her element. Perhaps a message from spirit. She didn’t expect to cross paths with a sexy-as-sin man, straight out of a movie scene. Jonas Morley isn’t like the other residents of Hallows End. He knows the town’s secrets, as well as Salem’s, and it has been his honor and duty to protect them for as long as he can remember. But the gorgeous witch who graces the town’s hidden border shakes him and makes him second-guess his directive. She calls to him like no other. But can he save his home and those under his care and still make her his? Or will their union mean danger and destruction for not only them but also those who live within the town’s borders? Curses don’t discriminate, and the curse of the blood moon is the most determined and dangerous of all. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
In Thorne Manor there is one locked door. Behind it lies a portal to the twenty-first century, and nothing is going to stop Miranda Hastings from stepping through. After all, she is a Victorian writer of risqué pirate adventures—traveling to the future would be the greatest adventure of them all. When Miranda goes through, though, she lands in Georgian England…and in the path of Nicolas Dupuis, a privateer accused of piracy. Sheltered by locals, Nico is repaying their kindness by being their “pirate Robin Hood,” stealing from a corrupt lord and fencing smuggled goods on the village’s behalf. Miranda embraces Nico’s cause, only to discover there’s more to it than he realizes. Miranda has the second sight, and there are ghosts at play here. The recently deceased former lord is desperate to stop his son from destroying his beloved village. Then there’s the ghost of Nico’s cabin boy, who he thought safe in a neighboring city. Miranda and Nico must solve the mystery of the boy’s death while keeping one step ahead of the hangman. It may not be the escapade Miranda imagined, but it is about to be the adventure of a lifetime. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
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