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.
My new job gives me the chance to put my past behind me. Only one problem: I’m falling for my bad boy boss…After my ex dumps my possessions on the sidewalk, cleans out our bank account, and steals my landscaping business, I’m once again submitting job applications. It’s that or no roof over my head. With the Intergalactic Employment Agency’s help, I land a position as a gardener for the owners of an off-world alien castle. Other than needing to tackle a rogue vine infesting the front shrubs, it’s an easy job. Best of all, I work alongside Dekrin, a dirty-mouthed fellow gardener who enjoys rolling in mud and wearing low-slung pants. His gardening skills are impressive, but I’m even more impressed by his attempts to plow my personal field. I’m falling for him, so who cares if I ever return to Earth? But after what happened with my ex, trusting my heart to Dekrin won’t be easy. Do I dare take a chance with a bad boy alien who I suspect is cultivating a big secret? AmazonKU
VS Note: Always exciting to have a new cyborg tale from Ms. Sax. Had it pre-ordered.
This cyborg will be the warrior his female requires. Cyborgs are designed to fight. That is their primary purpose and 98.2356 percent of the manufactured warriors enjoy battle. Tremendously.
Grin, a K model, is one of the rare exceptions. When he escaped his cruel creators, he set down his sword and allocated his processors to less violent pursuits. He projects he’s left his war-waging planet rotations behind him forever. Then he meets his beautiful, beguiling female, the one being he’s destined to protect, to claim, to love for all eternity, and his plans for peace are completely decimated. Mohini needs a ship. She has a dangerous mission to complete and the first step in that assignment is arranging transport to an enemy-controlled planet. The vessel she has set her sights on is guarded by the sexiest cyborg she’s ever seen. To gain access to his ship, Mohini is prepared to kiss, caress, seduce the muscular male. The mission is her focus. The pleasure she experiences will merely be a bonus. A female has to do what a female has to do to save the universe.
Can an alien commander allow himself to choose love over duty? Jessica’s orderly life changed forever when she became the guardian of her orphaned niece and nephew. She is still trying to learn how to be a parent when they are taken by aliens. After a desperate attempt to escape their captors ends on a deserted planet, she faces an entirely new set of challenges. The appearance of a massive alien warrior and his crew offers a chance of rescue, but she also finds herself irresistibly drawn to the stern male with the kind eyes. After the plague that devastated his race eliminated his hopes for a family, Captain Vadrar dedicated his life to preserving order in the Confederated Planets. When the pursuit of an enemy goes disastrously wrong, he is shocked to discover a small group of precious females and children fighting for survival. As they work together to find a way off the uncharted planet, he grows increasingly captivated by the alluring human and her enchanting children. His duty compels him to return them to Earth, but his heart tells him that Jessica and her children belong with him. Can he ignore a lifetime of responsibility and ask them to stay? AmazonKU
I like things neat and tidy. Schedules. Lists. Hunky alien warriors aren’t on the agenda. I had a plan for my life. Being beamed away to an alien planet and offered up to an alien prince? Not part of the plan. Even if our chemistry is electric. The longer we spend together, the more I begin to wonder what’s under that bluff exterior. But someone is causing trouble from the shadows – will we have the chance to make a new plan together? Amazon KU
CLAIM: MOST WANTED ALIEN BRIDES #6 (INTERGALACTIC DATING AGENCY) by Candice Gilmer
VS Note: The Author has notified me that due to unfortunate circumstances beyond her control the book release will have to be rescheduled.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
It’s been 925 summers since the Jemen introduced zyme, a bioluminescent algae, into the world’s ocean and unwittingly triggered an Ice Age that has consumed most of the planet. All but a handful of Jemen flew to the stars, but before they left, they recreated several extinct species that had thrived in the last Ice Age. After almost a thousand summers, the archaic hominins that struggle along the edges of massive glaciers are dwindling. All they have to save them is a dying quantum computer called Quancee and her student, a Denisovan man named Lynx. When the last Jemen, Vice Admiral Jorgenson, tells Lynx he’s going to dismantle Quancee and use her parts to create a new computer, Lynx is stunned. He can’t let Jorgenson kill Quancee! Meanwhile, in the lodges of the Sealion People, a sick boy on the verge of manhood hears voices. One is an old woman who sings to him. When Jawbone goes on his first quest to find a spirit helper, the old woman finds him…While Lynx battles to save Quancee, the quantum computer has other priorities. Before it dies, it has to save a special boy who cannot save himself.
Perrigaul’s a survivor. He’s also a thief, a con artist, and very occasionally a murderer. What he is not is a nanny, yet here he is stuck with an impossibly tempting human female. Miriam is soft and kindhearted and completely unsuitable for this outlaw planet. How can Perrigal keep her safe from the worst the planet has to offer? How can he keep her safe from him? AmazonKU
Hunter Thorn is on the run, living daily in fear of discovery and retaliation from the mafia leaders he once betrayed. Sanctum is a planet practically cut off from the rest of the galaxy, where ruthless people who can control the elements rule. The Emperor has turned his back on the people, more interested in lining his pockets than waging war against the Brumal mafia. Hunter once worked for the Snow family, but a threat against his sister forced him to choose a side, and in the end, he chose wrong. He’s been paying for that choice ever since, constantly moving, traveling across the planet in an attempt to hide. But everyone knows there’s no such thing as escape from a regular Brumal member if they want you, let alone from one of the Three. Odin Snow, the Dominus of the Snow family, had everything taken from him ten years ago. He’s clawed his way ruthlessly back…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon KU
When tech scavenger Xích Si is captured and imprisoned by the infamous pirates of the Red Banner, she expects to be tortured or killed. Instead, their leader, Rice Fish, makes Xích Si an utterly incredible proposition: an offer of marriage. Both have their reasons for this arrangement: Xích Si needs protection; Rice Fish, a sentient spaceship, needs a technical expert to investigate the death of her first wife, the Red Scholar. That’s all there is to it. But as the interstellar war against piracy rages on and their own investigation reaches a dire conclusion, the two of them discover that their arrangement has evolved into something much less business-focused and more personal…and tender. And maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to either of them—but only if they can find a way to survive together.
Lucy – As an omega, I have certain talents—like dripping money from my ladyparts. Selling slick-soaked panties is my way to freedom, safety, and independence. Until a high-testosterone alpha more or less accidentally knocks my bodyguards out. He says I owe him money, but, the way I see it, he owes me a couple of good growls. After all, I have quotas to meet. And if I can get this massive cage fighter to work with me? I’ll get the money for a new nest together in no time. Tjor – I make my living in the fighting pits of Taril, where crime runs high, but testosterone runs higher. Omegas don’t come to this part of the city. Except for the crazy one who keeps following me around, babbling something about a business proposition where she should be running from me. The alphas who want a piece of her are aggressive, uncontrolled, dangerous. And I’m the worst of them all. AmazonKU
VS Note: I always enjoy her books!
Prince Draxus of Tagra is the worst. Huge, charismatic, rich, and he’s decided I’m his good luck charm. Only one problem – I’m supposed to be his bodyguard, not that he thinks he needs one. Now we’re stranded in a deadly crystal jungle, dressed for an interstellar cruise, and pursued by vicious pirates. It’s my job to stay close to him, and that’s given him the idea that I’m interested. Which I’m not! Certainly, definitely not. … am I? Oh no. And worst of all, there’s only one tent. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed as a scifi/horror novella but reviews do mention the sapphic romance.
Sam lives by her “try anything once” motto to a fault. On an otherwise normal night out, she takes an experimental drug from a stranger at the bar that lets her see into alternate timelines. When she witnesses her own murder in a parallel world, she realizes that the mysterious series of hit-and-runs plaguing her college town are anything but accidents. Sam and her friends decide to stop the killer once and for all, but time travel has unforeseen costs, and one of them will have to pay. AmazonKU
Wife. Daughter. Warder. There was a shift in the mountain. Where once creatures would ascend to the peak for the winter, now they hunted. With venom and claw, warders fell. Others of her kind had settled. Wives, mothers, they flourished in their freedoms. While Gwynn struggled with the worry, the strain that came from lonely nights without news of her husband’s wellbeing. A bargain. An entreaty. To train as a companion when the missions grew longer. To no longer be left behind. And if she should find some remnant of her kind, a hint of their history, then was that so very wrong? Of a people that were not merely slaves, but explorers. Whose ships traversed the stars themselves. She would be like them. Would see the world long denied to her, her husband by her side. Because the mountain was theirs. Wasn’t it? Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
In the city of Corcannon, everyone has a secret. Madeleine is planning her wedding to Tivol, but she’s really in love with Reese. Jayla has become the guardian of a child named Aussen, but she knows that Aussen possesses a mysterious and dangerous power. Brandon is a temple solider keeping the enigmatic Villette a prisoner in her own home, but finds himself risking everything to keep her safe. Pietro is pretending he’s surprised every time the city is wracked by tremors, but he’ll do anything to stop the devastation. Even Corcannon itself has a secret. It’s built on a lie, and that lie is about to come tumbling down.
Lerokan is a huge pain in my human butt. He’s cocky, obnoxious, and refuses to show me his face, hiding it behind a bone mask. He keeps saying he saved me from the battle. But all I see is the man who separated me from my friends. Luckily, he seems to find me just as annoying as I find him, and he agrees to take me back to my friends as soon as it’s safe. But then a sudden storm traps us in a deep, dark cave…For days on end…Together. LEROKAN – I’ve been exiled from my tribe for sixty-two days, all because I don’t want a mate. Well, that’s fine. I’ll wear the mask of an exile and remain alone out here if it means I don’t have to lose myself in the mate bond. Only, I’m suddenly not so alone after I rescue a small boy from a battle. Turns out, it’s not a small boy. She’s a female. I have now saddled myself with the strangest, mouthiest woman I could possibly imagine. The worst part? The longer we’re together, the more I grow to like that mouth. And those eyes. Her laugh. Her many, many frowns…Alas. Lerokan the exile is now Lerokan in love. But despite my obvious charms, all Priya wants is to get back to her friends. And away from me. Amazon KU
They were phadrac—genetically engineered to be superior warriors for the E-Ridian Empire—given the task of removing the ‘primitive species’ in the way of the Empire’s colonization ambitions. It never occurred to their creators that they might question the prime directive. This, Taden and his Bi, Syln, thought, was no primitive world and the U-mans were not primitives. And a phadrac warrior did not make war on the weak and helpless. They captured Autumn to save her—in spite of every effort on her part to escape. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: LGBTQ scifi. Authors state “sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.”
Several months have passed since Blaze and the infamous Variant activist Shudder McKenzie helped Damien rescue the captives of the sinister Fredamine Project. Professionally, everything’s great. He’s back to working with Damien again and they have a new lead on the three kids who are still missing. Personally, not so much. Blaze has made his peace with Shudder, though nothing between them has even been easy, but his relationship with Damien has taken several steps back. Blaze no longer has any idea where he stands. Adding to the tense atmosphere are the anti-Variant members of legislature who have been slowly gaining popular approval, and the cryptic messages Damien receives from an unknown source. Shudder’s back to his old haunts and his old tricks, trying to raise public awareness of imperiled Variant rights…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)… Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A Lothario alien prince. A magical human female. A determined alien hunter. As far as everyone else knows, I’m just an ordinary woman helping her mother run the family bakery. But the truth is I have magical powers and a discarded alien prince at home who also happens to be a dragon. He’s got the body of a Greek God and a panty-melting smile, so when he materialized right before me in the town park, my hormones took notice, and I couldn’t help drooling over his sharp features and stormy eyes. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one who wants him. And the alien hunter who’s just arrived on Earth is prepared to destroy the planet just to capture my new love. Amazon KU
Dr. Mattie Porter has landed her dream job as a Xeno-Cultural Anthropologist with the Kindred, but she has one very big problem—a seven-foot-tall, grumpy, growly warrior named Grath. The huge Hybrid has been assigned to her as her Protector—a kind of bodyguard to keep her safe on alien planets. But he’s a surly bastard who won’t even talk to Mattie if he can help it! Grath is a Triple-Hybrid, a male with Beast, Blood, and Flame Kindred strains in his DNA. This makes him a formidable warrior, but also ensures he won’t be able to bond with a female, which leaves him with a problem—he’s desperately attracted to the tiny, curvy Earth female he’s been assigned to Protect. But he knows he has to keep her at arm’s length to avoid pain and heartache. It seems Grath and Mattie will never get along…but then Mattie needs a date for the Holidays. So now they’re going to her hometown to try and fool her family into thinking they’re engaged. But fake-dating during the Holidays isn’t without its pitfalls and neither of them knows that even in the quiet little town of Christmasville, danger is stalking Mattie.
Pia – I’ve got big dreams. I’m all set to become a pilot at the biggest interstellar space port I can find. So when my dodgy freighter ship crash lands on a mysterious planet, I’m just looking to find the fastest way off-world. Unfortunately the only person around for miles is Qol’rakii Protector, Volrai. Well, him and his not-so-tame dragon! I swear that dragon has it in for me. There’s nothing here but dirt and grass. Volrai is strong, capable and totally gorgeous, and I’ll admit I’m just a little bit curious about what he can do with that tail! But he’s taken a vow to wait for his fated mate. Could my luck get any worse? Volrai – Life as a Qol’rakii Protector can get real lonely. But tradition dictates that I must protect the most vulnerable creatures of my homeland from outside poachers. They’e hunted for the aphrodesiac pheromones they produce during mating season. Until I find my fated mate I must suffer through the rakii heat as best I can. When the fiery little human crash lands in the middle of my flock I instantly feel drawn to her. It can’t just be the pheromones. I know there’s something more. She doesn’t belong here. She couldn’t be the one I’ve waited for. But what can I do when the urge to claim my little shooting star becomes too great to resist? AmazonKU
Oceane and Brea are two human women who volunteer for an intergalactic cultural exchange with the Nevali, the latest aliens to land on Earth. But partway through the journey, both women are woken from their sleeping pods and thrown into a locked hold with several other women. The cultural exchange is a scam. On a refuelling stop on a rustic planet similar to Earth’s ancient Rome, eight women are gifted to the alien gods of that planet as a rare, erotic delicacy. There, Oceane and Brea face the worst future of all when the alien god Summanus, the most savage, heartless, and perverted of the gods, marks them to serve as concubines in his harem. When he catches them trying to escape, Summanus orders the women be left for dead in the planet’s brutal southern desert. There, Oceane and Brea face two very different fates with two very different alpha male aliens. But when Summanus learns that they are both still alive, the hunt is on. Amazon KU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Fyve and Halo have never felt more vulnerable than when The Oasis becomes lost at sea. The ship was supposed to be a beacon of hope, a way to reach Tomorrow Land. But war is breaking out within its confines. Terra was never who they thought she was. And now the ship itself is dying. With no food, water, or fuel to power the ship, the search for Tomorrow Land has become futile. And now deadly. As lie upon lie is uncovered, they begin to wonder if the mysterious land they’ve been searching for even exists. When the sky turns black and a storm threatens, Fyve and Halo must face one final battle. The future they were promised may not exist, but there’s something more important to fight for…the truth. AmazonKU
VS Note: From OCT 31. Also listed in Erotic literature.
Having her ship hijacked by space pirates was bad. Getting thrown into a cage sucked. Being sacrificed to a crazed alien beast as some sick form of entertainment for those same pirates? Yeah, that’s the pinnacle of a shitty day. Kessia Donovan of New Terra is on the way to her next job when her life goes sideways. In the space of a few hours she’s been kidnapped, stripped and offered up to the mercy of a terrifying alien. Assuming she’s about to become his dinner, she’s shocked when this brutal giant vows to protect her. Stolen from his planet and kept like an animal in a cage, Baron is just waiting for a chance to escape. When it finally comes, he finds a female unlike any he’s ever seen. Small, soft and curvy with a scent that tantalizes and taunts his mating instincts. He wants her. But first he has to get them both out of this situation alive. With her brains and his brawn, they will form an unlikely alliance – and perhaps much more. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Jakari, an alien assassin, receives orders taking her to a primitive alien world. She expects the mission to be like any other. Get in, eliminate the target and get out again. Instead, when she arrives, she finds out that one of the leaders of the fascist Char Oram is there, seeking to turn the inhabitants into mindless soldiers that could tip the war in favor of the Char. Hayami Takahashi follows a strange woman down a dark street and all she wants is to make sure the woman didn’t wind up as the next victim of a kidnapping ring working the streets of Dallas. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a civil war between two factions of shape shifting cyborg aliens. After Jakari saves Hayami from becoming a test subject in a Char lab, the two of them are working together to stop a war that’s been raging for nine thousand years.
The little human slave who’s crashed into my path better learn some things fast: Life is nothing but a con. Stay ahead of the game. Watch your back. Because as soon as I repay my debts, that lush body is mine…To sell. Of course. Except before long, what I want isn’t to sell her, but to taste her. To hold her. To keep her next to me. But I know the game. You don’t always get what you want. Until she’s tricked from my side, trapped and captured. And then I’ll tear the planet apart to get her back. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not listed as a romance but seems as if there are romantic elements.
Blood, sex, and magic… Isn’t there a song that goes something like that? Or maybe that’s just what you get in a typical afternoon spent with a Vilaxian. Throw in a few loving mates, one that just so happens to have tentacles, a cyborg doctor with mad sex skills, along with a warlock hell-bent on protecting me. and you have a running episode of “Life with Lila.” With alien detainees, Celestian healers, and a mate challenge on the horizon it’s going to get even crazier as I navigate my new life in the Galaxy Circus. I’ve said it before, but it really is out of this world. Amazon KU
I will gladly sacrifice eternal life to make her MINE! Gabby: How do you outwit the known universe’s notorious spymaster? Easy, you acquire something he covets and lure him in. What is a lot harder to figure out though is how to resist him. I wasn’t prepared to meet a man this refined, challenging and alluring. Aggamont: Human females, the bane of the known universe. And yet, hard to resist. I am in the middle of saving the known universe from a menace they don’t know anything about yet, I don’t have time to play with a human female. But Fate has obviously other plans, as she sends the most exasperating human female my way, intend on killing me. AmazonKU
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VS: THe backlist highlight this week is THE FATED STARS, the fourth in my alien empath series. My daughters had been challenging me to write a female mercenary so for this book I made the alien empath male and the heroine is kickass mercenary Larissa Channer.
Larissa Channer, a tough no-nonsense mercenary in the Sectors, is celebrating success on her last job and a big bonus, with no slightest thought of taking on another assignment anytime soon. Out for a night of carousing with her friends at a third rate carnival on a backwater planet, she walks into the tent of a fake fortune teller and finds herself confronting the most intriguing man she’s ever seen. But something’s wrong, ominous currents lie beneath the surface of their encounter and Larissa can’t leave well enough alone.
Samell, a powerful, high born empathic priest, has been kidnapped from his own primitive planet along with a number of his people, and sold to the shady operator of an interstellar carnival. Kept enslaved, pretending to be a fortune teller while forced by his captor to steal information from the minds of all who come before him, Samell despairs of every breaking free.
Until Larissa walks into his tent and he recognizes the warrior who might mean the difference between life and death.
The situation becomes dire when Larissa and Samell come to the attention of the Shemdylann pirates who kidnapped him in the first place and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the empathic alien noble, and derail the Mawreg plot against the Sectors? And will the soldier end up with her prince when all’s said and done?
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Talamh is a land of green hills, high mountains, deep forests, and seas, where magicks thrive. But portals allow for passage in and out—and ultimately, each must choose their place, and choose between good and evil, war and peace, life and death…Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen—for now. With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and to prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. It’s also a time for celebrations—of her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland, of solstice and weddings and births—and daring to find joy again in the wake of sorrow. She rededicates herself to writing her stories, and when his duties as taoiseach permit, she is together with Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love. It’s Keegan who’s at her side when the enemy’s witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. And soon, united with him and with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in desperate need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks—and her courage. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me.
At long last, Jakral Konyngrr—lowly sailor, gambler, and sometime rogue—has won the heart and hand of Princess Stella of Avonlidgh. Never mind that Stella’s mother is determined to make their wedding the event of the century, he’s happy to endure any trial to marry the love of his life and his guiding star. Very soon they can sail away together into the rest of their lives. Unfortunately the wedding becomes delayed for several months, until midwinter. Stella—sorceress, empath, and bearer of the mark of the Tala—has been through great trials. But nothing has tested her as sorely as her passionate and flamboyant mother planning their wedding. Even Jak’s steady love and companionship isn’t enough as Stella finds herself crumbling under the pressure of being snowbound in a castle with the press of so many minds and emotions. When she lashes out, she hits the worst possible target, jeopardizing her chances for happiness. With several kingdoms and a former enemy empire bearing down on them, Jak and Stella’s wedding on the longest night of year might not happen at all… Unless they can create their own happy ever after.
After thirty years, Matti has learned that the dwarven mother she believed dead might only be missing—kidnapped by those who want to control her ability to enchant powerful world-changing artifacts. But where is she now? And why is the elf assassin Sarrlevi so invested in helping find her? Matti knows she shouldn’t trust Sarrlevi, or be drawn to his dry humor and dark past. But he keeps standing at her side to battle enemies, and she keeps forgetting that he might be an enemy himself. Amazon KU
How do you break a villain’s heart? The first step is to steal it…Join the authors of Once Upon A Wicked Heart as they detail the bittersweet, tragic, and sinister love lives of the villains we all love to hate! These twelve dark retellings of fairy tales and myths will leave you shocked, entertained, and hungry for more! a Faerie queen with a score to settle – a jilted goddess who starts a bloody war – a heart of ice that will either thaw or shatter – a cursed maiden finds worth in her affliction – a serial killer might have just met her match – a nymph seems to have found true love at last…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Fallen angels deserved to be punished. But not like this. Sheriff Starlight is my worst nightmare. A harsh lawman ruling over a prison for divine deviants, he has me incarcerated. Sheriff’s got a reputation for being able to tame even the wildest of our kind, and though everybody says I am beyond redemption, he reckons he’s going to teach me a lesson. He thinks he is going to rehabilitate me. Make me a good little angel. But I am not going to make this easy for him. I refuse to submit. I won’t kneel. I won’t bend. If he wants to rule over me, he’s going to have to break me. Angel Breaker is a standalone spinoff of the Blood Brotherhood series AmazonKU
Talyn is finally beginning to take control of her life in a new world. Learning that her problems aren’t natural is a first step, but before she can take true measures, her life takes a turn for the worse. Cast into the depths of Castra’s dungeon, she survives only on the sufferance of others. On the other hand, should she live, she will shake the very foundations of the city itself. AmazonKU
After Mab’s escape to Fae realm, the only way to stop a war is to risk a war. With Nigellus poised to attack the Fae forces massed at Dhuinne’s gate, Neveah must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to alter the balance of power between long-standing supernatural enemies. Hell’s forces will soon spill into the human realm, and if the Fae queen gets her way, no safe haven will remain anywhere for humans, vampires, or demons. There’s only one possibility that might bring a halt to the encroaching madness. Neveah’s people washed their hands of the other races’ conflict millennia ago, but if she can somehow persuade them to help, they could put an end to Mab’s power-mad ambitions as easily as snuffing a candle flame. A famous queen in a book once believed six impossible things before breakfast. Neveah would settle for achieving one impossible thing before doomsday. AmazonKU
Bite of Betrayal is book two in the Blood Oath series, which is set within the shared universe of Dark Imaginarium Academy. AmazonKU
Lots of activity on Beach Drive, with wedding plans and preparing for the stork’s arrival. But it’s the new neighbor moving into Pearl’s house who has the neighborhood in a deadly uproar.
Alpha wolf shifter Noel has always hated Christmas. Everyone just assumes he’ll be festive to the max, with a name like his, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. He can’t help but associate this time of year with sadness and loss, and he’d much rather just hibernate for the entire month of December. The irony isn’t lost on him, however, when he finds himself wearing a bright red suit, chanting ho, ho, ho. Omega fae Calen loves this time of year. The lights, the tinsel, the overall joy–it fills him to bursting with Christmas spirit. This is the exact reason why he’s always first in line amongst his coworkers at the department store to volunteer to work at Santa’s Workshop. The two find themselves working together, and while their personalities clash, Noel can’t help but feel himself being drawn to Calen. Will the grumpy alpha find a way to change his mind about the holiday season? It would be a Christmas miracle. AmazonKU
My heart beat only for these men. Any defenses that I had against these men were falling now that they knew the truth about my past—about the darkness that resided under my very skin. After a ritual gone wrong, I find myself even more connected to them than before and embracing the intensity of what was growing between us and the strength it provided me with. Something I was going to need because the academy was becoming a very dangerous place. When suspicion falls on me for the danger infecting the sector, I start to realize that my time at the academy may be short-lived and that this ‘fresh’ start I was hoping for could be a failed experiment. AmazonKU
I wake up alone, afraid, and furious. My return to Whistler’s Hollow hasn’t given me the answers I seek; every question leads to a new mystery to solve. Were my parents murdered? Who covered it up and why? What were they involved in and why can’t I remember most of my childhood? The family I’ve forged while I search for the truth has changed me forever:Edgar, Wolfie, Doyle, Prez, Benjy, and my bestie Saoirse. But this town has secrets buried so deeply I’ll have to drag them out kicking and screaming, and when I do, everyone who kept me in the dark will be sorry. My name is Jolene Athena Whitley and I will get the answers I seek—or die trying. Amazon KU
After the fae prince stole my mortal life, I end up trapped in the fae court alongside him. The fae court is full of immortal, secretive and deceptive fae, but I’m not alone. I have my own court in the shadows, and they have wings. The fae prince has taken my ward and demands my help to find missing fae children in exchange for keeping him safe. King Emerson comes to court for me. The first time in centuries he has entered the world of fae publicly. He was once my enemy, almost a lover, and turns out we have known each other over many lifetimes. But it doesn’t mean I can trust him or love him. Even if loving him seems impossible to avoid. The curse is broken, the Wyern’s are free, but at what cost? In the shadows and darkness lies more than just the Wyern Monsters. The Rift is open. AmazonKU
What happens when a Christmas hater falls for a Christmas lover? Riordan hates Christmas. He hates the lights, the decorations, and how happy everyone is—which means he should move because he lives in Fallcrest, Christmas heaven for anyone who celebrates. He keeps to himself all year long, but at Christmas, he only leaves his cabin when he absolutely has to. Grocery shopping is a must, even with the annoying Christmas music and too-wide smiles. Emanuel loves Christmas. He loves Fallcrest’s Christmas village, the North Pole Express, and he’s never moving. Even having to chase one of his brother’s reindeer in a snowstorm isn’t enough to make him change his mind. Until he gets caught in the storm. Luckily for Emanuel, Riordan finds Dasher, then him, and he offers both of them to stay in his cabin for the night, albeit reluctantly. When Emanuel sees the lack of decorations and Christmas in Riordan’s life, he takes it upon himself to change that, ignoring all of Riordan’s protests. But can Riordan open his heart enough to let Emanuel in? And what about his furry, Bigfoot shifter shaped secret? As much as Emanuel loves Christmas, that might just be too much for him. Or maybe not. Amazon
Can you fake a relationship… with your mate? Andy is the only one of his brothers who hasn’t met his mate yet, and he doesn’t expect it to happen anytime soon. What would be the odds? So he’s stunned when he meets Claude and realizes he just did. Claude had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to go to a birthday party. He didn’t expect his boss and father figure to tell him that he, his family, and his son-in-law’s family are all shifters. Claude has a hard time believing shifters are a thing outside romance novels, so Andy decides to wait to tell him about their bond. Then Claude asks him to be his fake boyfriend at a work event, and Andy can’t say no. He hopes the experience will pull them together, but Claude has erected a hard shell around his heart, and he’s not about to break it down. Claude is done with relationships, so why does he want to give in to Andy? Why is he tempted to put his heart in jeopardy once again when he swore he’d never allow another man to make him vulnerable and hurt him? Will Andy be the one to break down Claude’s walls and convince him to trust his heart, or will he fail and find himself rejected by his mate? Amazon
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
When a dangerous ancient king and his warriors are unexpectedly released from an eternal sleep, one girl is forced into a situation she’s done everything in her power to avoid: marriage. For her own safety, second-born princess Altara has made a run for it, across the sea to a school for young ladies, deep in the tropical forests of her mother’s native home, the Ellythian Isles. Keeping her name and title secret she goes undercover to try to live a normal life at the school. But not everything is as it seems and cracks begin to appear in the school’s facade. Worse, four bloodthirsty warriors have suddenly appeared at her doorstep and are demanding to re-claim their kingdom. Drawn to the self-proclaimed, ruthless King Ashzale Boneweaver, Altara must navigate her own growing powers, forced weddings and the political machinations of the terrifying, alluring magical warriors they call the Old Ones. Amazon
Freedom is earned. Right? Except for the past twenty-one years of laying low, keeping my head down, and doing what the human king of Angevin requested of me, I’ve received nothing. Freedom is a far cry from what he gave me, flipping everything I’ve come to know upside down. A mother figure betrayed me. Snatching the soft rug called freedom from underneath my feet alongside the king of all people. I’ve got nowhere to go, no one to trust, and with the king’s reign growing by the day, his antics to snuff out the mystics from the world has become stronger, but my helping hand can only go so far from the inside of a cage. Alone and fighting against what seems like everything I’ve ever known, I think it’s about time I earned my freedom… but could I find that freedom in the hands of the highest bidder, holding my name as a trophy? I guess there’s one way to find out. AmazonKU
Hunted. Abandoned. Lost. I’d thought that, after the “disowned superfreak” thing, my life couldn’t get worse. Then I got kidnapped, and had to do a boatload of seriously sketchy stuff to keep my head above water—and still nearly drowned. But actions have consequences. Bewitched by my old friend anger, I’ve gotten us all bitten in the backside and the wolves are chasing us. I’m not sure if we’re running toward help or away from danger. Both, I suppose. All I care about right now is keeping everyone alive, and happy, and whole. With the Acceptance bearing down and the last few months coming to a head, I just hope I can keep us all from running out of time for real. NOTE: Discord is the third book in a four-book series and should only be read after Duality and Duplicity. Although this book is a catharsis, it does end on a cliffhanger. Anticipated release for the fourth and final book is Jex’s birthday in July 2023. AmazonKU
Sometimes doing the right thing means being disagreeable – Alistair returns to Misselthwaite College of Magic only to face his biggest challenge yet. The curse on his lover, William, is only growing worse. Soon the temporary measures they’ve taken will no longer protect him. Even worse, Alistair learns that all three of his lovers may share William’s danger – Desperate to hone his magical skills, Alistair explores all options he has, including the two new teachers to Misselthwaite. One offers a logical breaking down of the mystery surrounding William, while the other hints at the powerful possibilities of forbidden magic. Alistair finds himself the target of a smear campaign designed to expel him from the college. Can he save William without damning himself? If Alistair makes the wrong choice, not even the Secret Garden’s power will be enough to save his lovers–or himself. AmazonKU
Run or fight— I’ m not the same frightened girl they silenced anymore. I did it— I’ m out. After a year imprisoned and tortured in Larkwood Academy, I’ ve finally escaped, leaving destruction in my wake. Now that I understand what Larkwood is actually doing, now that I know just how deep their evil runs, they’ ll stop at nothing to find me and keep me silent. Since getting locked up, I’ ve wanted nothing more than to go back to my old life. However, my old life, my old friends, don’ t fit the way I remember. With the men I’ ve fallen for, Wade, Knox, Brax, Kit and Deacon at my side, I struggle to figure out where exactly I belong. Should we run? Hide? Fight? Can I turn my back on everyone and everything I’ ve come to care about over the last year for my own safety, or will the siren’ s song of Larkwood Academy draw me back to my own destruction? AmazonKU
Bernie never thought she was a good vampire, especially as even the thought of drinking blood turns her stomach. But with the hunger pangs coming, she knows she has to do something before she loses control and ends up causing a small disaster. Luckily, Bernie isn’t the only vampire on the Obscure Academy campus, and one of them knows exactly what she needs.
In 1761, Tristan Kelly is one of nine children to survive a mysterious fever aboard a ship bound for the Americas. Ever since, she has aged very slowly. She might be over two hundred and fifty years old, but she looks forty. When Tristan hires Olivia Bryce as a new intern at her art restoration company, an unexpected attraction ignites which Tristan can’t permit. The truth must never be revealed. Despite Tristan’s resolve, their feelings grow when Tristan brings Olivia to Paris to work on a priceless painting at the Louvre. There, an old friend brings disturbing news: someone is hunting her, and all those who survived the fever, killing them one by one. As Olivia begins to unravel the truth and the assailants get closer, Tristan and Olivia grow closer, too. Tristan knows there’s no future for them and is ready to sacrifice herself to keep Olivia out of the crossfire. But Olivia refuses to listen to Tristan’s arguments, insisting their love is fated and they must face the endgame together, no matter the consequences. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. June is here, the weather is warm, Evie is set to graduate high school, and Cormack’s tropical-themed baby shower is at hand. If that wasn’t enough, Carlotta and I are running ourselves into the ground trying to run Rizzo’s Trattoria in addition to the bakery. But when a birthday celebration at Rizzo’s ends in murder, another thing gets added to my to-do list—catching a killer. Don’t get me started on my dealings with the devil himself in an effort to nab whoever is pushing narcotics through that curse of an establishment. And, boy, let me tell you that goes awry in a spectacular fashion. Then there’s something going on with Everett. That man cannot seem to catch a break. None of us can. Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see the dead—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with. Lottie has more than pineapple upside down cake on her hands, she got a killer to contend with. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder. AmazonKU
Have you been naughty … or nice? Christmas is coming! Santa is readying his reindeer and sleigh with toys for all good girls and boys – but he’s not the only magical Being in town. Gods, Goddesses, witches, Fae and all sorts of magical creatures are gathering to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a spot of tinsel-strewn mayhem. But they better watch out what they ask Santa for … they just might get it! The A Perfectly Paranormal Anthology authors are at it again, this time with a Christmas anthology to fill your heart’s desires – and your stockings! Whether it’s making magic or making merry, these four novellas will jingle your bells and add a dash of spice to your egg nog. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Only her fated mate can save her from a witch’s curse. When a curse threatens Nora, a wolf shifter and bodyguard, she’ll need Julian’s help if she’s going to survive. He’s a healer, a witch, and a former client. Which means Nora needs to keep her hands to herself. She doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But as danger dances ever closer, she can’t resist the captivating man. Lifting the curse that’s killing her should be the end of things, but as magic and peril swirl around, they’ll need to rely on each other to survive. Amazon Kobo
Seeking answers to his sister’s disappearance two years before, FBI Special Agent Magnus Fallows will use all of the resources at his disposal. That includes Thalassa Security. Getting off on the wrong foot with the Thalassa family, Magnus struggles to figure out if there is anything the elusive Kelvin Thalassa is keeping from him. For Kelvin Thalassa being in the field isn’t his area of expertise, yet he’ll do anything to find the answers and protect his growing family. Trust is becoming difficult, so Kelvin goes to a man who has had no issue pushing for answers─Agent Fallows. The last thing he expects is to find out that Magnus is his fated mate. The search for Big Foot leads right back to an old nemesis: Andromeda. The battle is on to stop the heinous acts that have been happening right under the noses of the shifter council. Kelvin #5 is a paranormal gay romance with a protective leopard who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth and a Kraken who learns strength comes in many forms. This is the fifth and final book in the Tangled Tentacles Series. HEA is guaranteed, and the Epilogue will hint at what is to come in the future for these two authors.
No way is he going alone. He has a new family here, in this version of New York, and he’s not going anywhere without at least some of them. He’s especially not going anywhere without his mate, Wynter James, and the two orphan seers he more or less adopted. The problem is, the defense contractor, Archangel, owns those seers, and increasingly owns his mate. He knows their CEO wants to own him, too, so he can’t let Archangel know what he’s up to, or they’ll definitely try to stop them. He can’t tell his vampire sire, Brick, either, for more or less the exact same reasons. Meanwhile, he’s still working as a Midnight for the NYPD, who actually do own him. They just assigned him to a big case in the province where his girlfriend lives. All Nick wants is time to think about his options, think about this inter-dimensional madness, and get some much-needed time alone with his mate. But he just found out his girlfriend might be under investigation for racial crimes on top of everything else, which means it’s only a matter of time before their illegal relationship gets uncovered. Nick can’t help but think Archangel is behind that, too. He also can’t help but see it as a threat. AmazonKU
Welcome to Spellford Cove, where the baking is sweet and the witches are wild. Robin’s dreams for a normal life are shattered when Apollo comes to avenge his sister. Realizing that she has to take control of the situation once and for all, Robin comes up with a plan she hopes will stop the gods from coming after her. But there are more murders happening in Spellford Cove. Murders that Robin keeps finding herself mixed up in. Will she be able to solve them, and stop the onslaught from Apollo, before she finds herself in prison? AmazonKU
Are you ready for some Spice and Steam in your life? Heat things up with this scorching collection of short stories. Featuring nine stories from sensational serial fiction authors, there’s something for everyone in the Spice and Steam anthology. Explore hidden sci-fi desires, get taken by Mothman, travel back to the myths and tales spiced up with fiery lovers. Get lost in this steamy collection and embrace the shifting magic with these sizzling stories of passion. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Mortimer’s life is set in stone. That is until he takes the reins and rejects his crown and his namesake. Striking out on his own, he discovers a whole new world and a whole new him. But even with all of the newness, falling in love is still his greatest dream. Then he meets Galen. He never planned on falling for a man who stands for everything he’s not. Now he just has to deal with the significance of his birthright.
Wolf shifter and Sheriff, Cohen Pierce, dislikes anything that disrupts the peace of his beloved Half Moon Key. He doesn’t care that townsfolk think he is grumpy; he is just fine all alone. He is dead set against ever falling in love again. Especially with the town’s witch, a woman he doesn’t trust despite her mesmerizing eyes. Alana Wixx might be a witch, but she knows her time in Half Moon Key will come to an end if she can’t save the protective magic that keeps the small town secluded and safe. She doesn’t want to leave the only home she has ever known, but if the too handsome, but surly sheriff doesn’t stop stealing her booth at Moonie’s, she just might. When an earthquake unsettles the quaint and quiet village, Cohen and Alana will have to put aside their booth feud and work together. But there is more to the magic than meets the eye. Cohen and Alana might want to save their home, but as they uncover its mysteries, they lure the biggest threat right into their midst. AmazonKU
Couch surfing and temp jobs were a way of life for Daisy Daniels after she aged out of the foster care system. She’s always taken life one day at a time and gone with the flow. What she never expected is that flow would lead her down a raging current of uncertainty about her life and the world she knows. River, Ocean, and Bayou Waterson need someone to keep their island home neat and tidy, but they have a problem. They can’t trust any old cleaning service. They need to find someone who will be willing to overlook their differences. What they never expected was to find a live-in maid they would all love. When Daisy discovers the celebrity treasure hunters are really mermen, will she be able to keep her head above water? An ancient prophecy brings danger to their doorstep. Forces she never imagined are conspiring to destroy everything that matters to her. The only thing that can save her is a bond she can’t break. Saving the world definitely wasn’t in the job description.
On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight on the cliffs outside of Severon, a mysterious curiosity shop appears in town. Meanwhile, Quinta, the ordinary daughter of an extraordinary circus performer, chases rumors of the shop, the Vermilion Emporium, desperate for a way to live up to her mother’s magical legacy. When Quinta meets Twain outside of the Emporium, two things happen: One, Quinta is sure she’s infatuated with this starlight boy, who uses his charm to hide his scars. Two, they enter the store and discover a book that teaches them how to weave starlight into lace. Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon. She commissions Quinta and Twain to make her a starlight dress and will reward them handsomely enough to make their dreams come true. However, they can’t sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight’s origins has been lost for decades. As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, though, they discover the secret might not have actually been lost—but destroyed. And likely, for good reason. Amazon AB Kobo
Benji prefers a quiet life, and he’s gotten to the age where he’s used to being alone. Despite being a reindeer, he hates ‘the Christmas spirit’ and the only thing softening his grumpy exterior is a certain otter shifter who seems determined to slip his way into Benji’s life. Mason is a single dad working at the food court in the mall. When he begins having lunch with Benji, his little crush doesn’t stay little for long. It’s hard to keep his feelings locked away when Benji gently takes care of him in a way that Mason’s been looking for but never thought he could have. Both men try to keep their feelings in check but after taking care of Mason while he’s sick, and going Christmas shopping together, they realize they don’t have to hold themselves back. Amazon KU
Alpha Jingle is the instructor at a magical version of a top gun flight school in the North Pole for reindeer shifters who can fly. His students are the best and brightest and all want jobs pulling one of dozens of the Santa Collective’s sleighs on Christmas Eve. December, who prefers to be called Ember, is an omega with a keen mind for math and a talent for flight. But he’s one of the youngest students ever and is nervous and klutzy. His own youthful enthusiasm could be his undoing. Jingle wants to see the young omega flourish, but Ember has a way of getting under his skin and irritating him, and he is not sure why. Soon the two realize there is something happening between them that is more than teacher/student. Perhaps a bit of Arctic mysticism. Perhaps a little Christmas magic. Annoyance turns to attraction. Amazon KU
Rory Hawthorn knows her family’s magical library contains an endless array of secrets, but even her fellow biblio-witches little expect a corridor that’s been missing for over two decades to suddenly materialise again. They don’t expect it to put a curse upon Rory’s aunt Candace, either. With the library once again at the centre of a potential disaster, can Rory help her family unravel the mysteries of the lost corridor and break the curse, or will she be the next to succumb? AmazonKU
Fairy tales have been spun for thousands of years and remain among our most treasured stories. Weaving fresh tales with unexpected reimaginings, At Midnight brings together a diverse group of celebrated YA writers to breathe new life into a storied tradition. You’ll discover . . .(details of stories on ebook seller’s page…)
Imagine spending millennia without emotions. No love, hate, sorrow, pain, or any other emotion, just nothing. Then one day, you come alive. You can taste cheeseburgers and beer, wine and caviar, laugh and cry, but there’s a catch. She is Death herself, and she controls the realm of the dying. But after the other Death Takers gain emotions, they rebel. Who wants to see to their duties when they could be out dancing or experiencing mind blowing-relations? Who would want to give up fun? Stomping through Hades to find help gets Death nowhere except into the cave of the dreaded God of War, Ares. His drilling gaze, powerful muscles, and exposed body pummel her with indecent thoughts. But he’s the bad guy…(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Cleopatra has disappeared from the historical record. Max and Sally lead a team of time travelers whom they’ve recruited from across the centuries that now includes Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Leonardo da Vinci, and the slave girls from the emperor’s palace in the year 172 AD. They travel back and forth from New York in 1980 to engage the past and correct the faults in history which would change the modern world. But traveling through time is just the beginning of their adventures as they learn of the value gained in an extended family, new ideas, and what love is and can be. Amazon KU
Size matters. Pixies are supposed to be petite, beautifully lithe creatures with gossamer wings. Sporting luscious, ombre pink hair and fluttering pink wings, Phil meets two out of three of those criteria. At over six feet tall, no one would dare call Phil petite. As a home-and-hearth pixie, Phil yearns to find a home and family he can bond to. When no one’s willing to hire a pixie of his stature, Phil is forced to find work elsewhere. Turns out, pixies make terrible bouncers. The sudden death of Sedrick’s brother and sister-in-law left Sedrick Voss a pack of one—plus two young, traumatized were children. Sedrick needs help. He needs a home-and-hearth pixie. But pixies are small, delicate creatures nowhere near sturdy enough to stand up to a couple of growing werewolves. Phil seems like the perfect answer—a pixie that might be able to physically withstand small werewolf teeth and claws. Phil is overjoyed, finally able to do a job that speaks to his heart and soul. But peace is a hard-won commodity. Sedrick is in the middle of a nasty custody battle with his niece and nephew’s maternal grandfather—one of the most arrogantly deceitful werewolf alphas to ever lead a pack. If their grandfather gets custody, Sedrick’s niece and nephew are in for a lifetime of manipulation. Between the custody battle, noxiously invasive garden gnomes, and fairy lawyers, Phil and Sedrick struggle to keep their home and family safe. Werewolves and pixies don’t mate. Phil and Sedrick are about to challenge that misconception. Amazon KU
Is there a reason that Ryder acts exactly like my best friend’s vampire boyfriend? Could it be that he’s a vampire, too? Ryder is the one who saves me from the clutches of my would-be vampire hunter boyfriend. He’s also the one person who scares me more than anyone else. I’m not supposed to fall for the villain. The bad guys of the stories aren’t supposed to be the heroes, too. So what happens when Ryder is absolutely, definitely the hero? Amazon
Sometimes paradise hides the darkest secrets. David and Abby were in marital bliss, and had been gifted a honeymoon at the Paradise resort on the big island of Hawai’i. The newlyweds prepare to enjoy a few weeks of sun and fun. But when a guest is murdered, they discover a werewolf caught in mid transformation, murdered in a gruesome pose. Armed with shamanic magic and the ability to shapeshift, David and Abby gear up for the investigation, with the added pressure of finding the killer before they invoke the ire of the resort’s protector. Among the suspects are a Valkyrie bounty hunter with an attitude, a mermaid with secrets, and a fox working for a Japanese goddess. The special ops agents are soon thrown into a mystery stretching beyond the veil of imagination. Each new turn threatens to carry them down darker roads and time is running out. Desperate, David considers risking everything by sending Abby home to follow leads in Seattle. Can they solve the murder before it’s too late? Amazon Apple Books Kobo Author’s Universal Link
The quest is over. The battle’s won. What comes next? For Harth, now king, the answer’s rebuilding. Helping his people, settling into peace, with his loyal magician Tris always at his side. And Harth wishes for a happily ever after for himself as well, though he’s afraid Tris doesn’t feel the same.
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time Wynter Dahl finds herself with a new name and new home. Whisked into the Witness Protection program she finds herself in the Podunk town of Raven’s Hollow, Colorado. She has more than one secret to keep and is not sure who she can trust, though the deputy sheriff is hard to resist. Braydon “Blaze” Nightwing, owns Dragon Fire Pizza and takes his job as deputy sheriff seriously. He means to protect his town and its residents, including the mysterious newcomer. He rescues her after a tumble and finds himself in over his head. He senses she’s more than she seems but so is he. When her cover is blown and her life is in danger it will take the whole town to save her and their annual holiday festival and cookie contest. What is Christmas without a little magic?
When the palace grounds are deemed unsafe, the King sends Reyah away for her own protection, but the unthinkable happens when her group is taken captive. Forced to form an unlikely alliance with a former enemy, the pair rely on each other to get out unscathed. When tragedy strikes yet again, Reyah’s world begins to spiral as she watches the life shaped to be her future, begin to crumble before her. Now the secrets she once guarded so dearly seem irrelevant, and to absolve her guilty conscious, she confides in her new confidant. Reyah knows her admission will cause a ripple through the entire Realm, but the die has been cast, and she must now face the consequences of the secrets she’s been keeping. Amazon KU
A new psychic has moved to Coventry and opened a shop in the square. The problem is that she’s probably a big fat fake. Even worse, one of her customers turns up dead after a reading. While Kinsley doesn’t believe the new psychic has a lick of supernatural power, she also doesn’t think she’s a stone-cold killer. So, she and Meri will have to find a way to clear her name and bring the real bad guy to justice. Oh, and for… reasons… Bonkers is now home all day. Meri will have to adjust. Which makes him so happy. Amazon KU
Wyatt Calder is trapped — in a rundown neighborhood, in a dead-end job, by the endless string of trouble his brother drags to their door — and it seems he’s destined to slowly fade away within the aging walls of Picket House, longing for his neighbor. That is, until his upstairs neighbor Abel Walters dies on the staircase just outside Wyatt’s door. Saalik has spent most of his existence asleep and waiting for the next person to discover his bottle and claim their wishes. And the last four years playing prized possession to Abel Walters and spying on the downstairs neighbors. But he has a plan. And, like every plan worth planning, it has taken patience. But if life as a Jinn has taught Saalik nothing else, it’s taught him that. When a break-in sends Wyatt out his second-story bedroom window and into his dead upstairs neighbor’s apartment, he finds more than a place to hide. He discovers a magical solution to all his troubles. Or does he? Because really, when is life ever that simple? Amazon Kobo
The final showdown. Jasmine is on a mission. The threat from her father is growing stronger, and she must pull together a group powerful enough to end the threat he poses. The enemy of her enemy is her friend. The problem lies in the rivalries between the various groups in Jasmine’s world. To get around the issue, Jasmine hides her meetings from the pack as she creates allegiances with both friends and enemies of her people. Tension grows within the pack, and their trust in Jasmine is shaken. All the while, a dark cloud looms in the distance. In this final showdown, Jasmine must overcome her tendency to operate alone and show her true skills as a leader. Can she overcome the odds stacked against her and eradicate the end-of-world her father is threatening with his powers of necromancy? AmazonKU
This is no ordinary book club! When the group chooses a book, they are whisked away from reality to find themselves totally immersed in the story. The characters, the setting, and the murder all come to life. In order to exit the book, they’ll need to solve the mystery and reach The End. This time, the club chooses a mystery that takes place in a quaint western town – in the old Wild West. That sounds like great fun, until they arrive in the dusty old town in the Arizona desert, among cowboys and saloons. They discover that the outhouse isn’t the worse thing about this trip. The good news is that Paige, Glo, Zell, Frank, and the other members of the club discover plenty of surprises here, and they have a great time visiting a piece of history. They’ll get to live through many exciting moments as they unravel this cozy mystery story. AmazonKU
I’m pretty sure the word “REJECTED” is tattooed on my heart. Especially after my ex-husband humiliated me in front of the entire pack for being infertile…I was in love once, with the smoldering hot wolf shifter next door. I thought Dan would have fought every last wolf in the pack to claim me.
But when my father forbade our relationship, he left me and became a feral. My father didn’t care what I wanted. My mate had already been chosen. Now, twenty years later, I’m divorced and declared infertile. I know I’m the laughingstock of the pack, but I don’t care. I’m determined to make my life my own. The last thing I need is for the irresistible wolf from my past to come prowling back into town. Dan is not the wolf I remember. He’s rough, dangerous, and he can’t control his urges. I need to stay away, but the electricity between us feels like a wildfire. I know if my ex-husband finds out we’re back together, those flames could consume us and cause a pack war. Will Dan fight for me this time around? I can’t take anymore scars on my heart. And that is exactly what might happen, when I find out it’s not just me he’d be fighting for. AmazonKU
Spoiled pretty boy, Valentino, a revered fire mage of singular talent, finds himself pressured into a political marriage with a sadistic noblewoman he barely knows. He’s desperate to find a way out, even if it means leaving his gilded life in the spotlight behind. Brand, a mysterious roguish vagabond, approaches Val and charms him into a deal: he will help him escape his problems in exchange for his assistance in breaking a vicious magical curse. What that curse entails is only revealed in the light of the full moon. Is Brand really who he says he is? What begins as a romantic runaway adventure soon turns out to be much more than they bargained for. It seems that Valentino’s magic isn’t worth as much as he thought when it comes to dealing with a willful demon, gunslinging bounty hunters, and his own fickle heart. He might be falling in lust with a monster, but will he sell his very soul just to run away from responsibility? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: From OCT 31.
Nara desires justice for her father’s murder; hunting dragons might bring her peace Or pain as she learns the ugly truth. When a fire dragon attacks her village, the perfect opportunity to take revenge on the creatures that killed her father arises. But the dragon she’s intent to capture seems fascinated by Nara, a detail not missed by those around her. The strange event leads to an invitation to join the venators—the order of people who slay dangerous magical creatures—like her father before her. The offer is a dream come true. After all, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to destroy the cruel, dangerous creatures that enslaved humans for thousands of years up until three centuries ago? But Nara is about to learn a dangerous secret; history is written by the winner. Those she hunts might not be her enemies, and those she thinks she can trust might just want to kill her. AmazonKU
Lucy West wasn’t looking for a husband at the Monster Match. She was just there to admire some gothic architecture and score a free meal. Then she met him. Viktor Adamovic defied science. Literally. He was amonster who’d been stitched together from multiple, um, donors and resurrected centuries ago. Lucy liked him immediately. But the protective, possessive beast he kept leashed beneath his polished exterior? She wanted that guy in a big way. Then the weirdness really hit the fan when he proposed a marriage of convenience. To her! It seemed like the perfect solution to her problems and his. And in a fairy tale, that would’ve been their happy ending. Too bad this wasn’t that kind of story. Because when the ghosts of Viktor’s past come calling, Lucy realizes she’s no princess—and if she wants her happily ever after with the monster of her dreams, she’s going to have to fight for it…and him. Amazon KU
I never intended to bond with a dragon. I definitely didn’t intend to become his wife. Now I must wed the Crown Prince, a man who is as cruel as he is handsome. Yet as soon as my dragon and I are presented to the king and queen, we are rejected. My dragon is not big enough, not good enough, and neither am I. So I’m shoved into the dragon rider corps to train to be a royal rider And told to find a husband among them. I know who I want. The four men who rescued me from ruin, who’ve protected me the entire time. And I don’t want to take just one. The problem is dragons are power in this country and the last time a woman took four riders as consorts, she was queen. And Draven would never allow such a threat to his future reign exist. Amazon KU
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