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.
Escape. Locate. Claim. Condemned Izaean Berserker K’laus didn’t expect to find his fated mate in a medical bay. Or for her to be human. He certainly didn’t expect to have to watch her walk away from him. Escaping the station is easy. Tracking his mate down on a planet alien to him is a little harder. Claiming her heart might just take all the magic that Christmas has to offer. Especially when he can’t tell her he’s not the man she thinks he is…No time for Christmas, she has a job to do. One that doesn’t include falling in love. Holly was the best gen-modded predator keeper on the planet. Until one of her charges used her as a chew toy. Literally. Now the only job she can find is her personal nightmare; Deer keeper in a Christmas resort. Whatever. She just has to survive until Christmas. Which doesn’t include falling for the resort’s charming, handsome driver. But he is cute and he seems familiar…When her annoying ex drops the bombshell that her new crush isn’t who he says he is, can she see past the lie, and accept the truth in her handsome alien’s heart? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
New ER doctor Alexi Sur always intended to join an aid agency. She’d just expected to work among humans. But when the Pax Galactica Corps becomes her only option (don’t ask – the debts aren’t hers, but the family is. Much to her regret), Alexi finds herself traveling the galaxy and learning alien physiology and culture, all while becoming a reality TV star. Being pursued by camera drones and starring in her very own Welcome-to-the-Universe documentary was never on Alexi’s to do list. She’s positive the show will flop. After all, Alexi is boring. That’s why her boyfriend left her for her stepsister. But as trillions of aliens tune in to watch Alexi discover the universe in Doctor Galaxy, what she discovers is the existential threat facing humanity. Major Soren Agha already knows about the danger. He’s currently playing peacekeeper for the Eripi of the Pariah Sector whose tragic fate could be humanity’s: conquered, exploited, lost. Can one dedicated doctor save humanity? Can she, as Soren believes, also save the Eripi? And would anyone really notice if she sabotaged a couple of pesky camera drones? AmazonKU
He is the Beast of her dreams. Belle prayed for the day she would meet her Beast. As a proud monster lover, she signs up with the Prime Mating Agency for a chance to be paired with an exotic alien. The one she’s matched with exceeds her wildest fantasies. With four eyes to better see her, four arms to better hold her, and a rumbling voice that curls her toes, Bayron is the perfect mix of cinnamon roll personality sprinkled with a hefty dose of grumpy to make her melt. Bayron wasn’t looking for a mate when a PMA agent convinced him to marry, and with a human at that. He’s still baffled about why he agreed. Compared to a Zamorian female, Belle is delicate, disturbingly eager, and nothing like the submissive female he’d always assumed he wanted. And yet, her boldness, straightforwardness, and eternal enthusiasm stir a possessiveness in him that cannot be denied. But as events of his past clash with their future, will they be able to overcome their cultural differences, or will adversity tear them apart? AmazonKU
VS note: An enhanced re-release of a shorter story.
Bethany – My cooking show’s ratings are the pits, and my producers are threatening to take it off the air. When my sister wins tickets to an alien space cruise, I think I’ve found the solution: the world is in love with aliens right now, so why not use alien chefs as guests? Except when I set up my first interview, the frustratingly handsome alien chef can’t even get my birthday cake right. Izhima –
I’m not a people person. I’m a food person. And I just want to be left alone to cook. But when a human female barges into my kitchen and tries to sabotage my latest recipe, she ends up ejecting us both out of the airlock. Now I have to risk my own life to get the unconscious woman to safety. But when the human wakes up with amnesia and the dirtbag crew of a salvage ship starts eyeing her in unsavory ways, I have to convince everyone—including the female herself—that she’s my mate. And the once-abrasive female is becoming more tempting by the minute…(Izhima appeared as an abridged story in the Claimed Among the Stars charity anthology in July 2022. This is the full version with almost double the content, including the hero’s point of view, an epilogue for the couple, and a series wrap-up on board the Romantasy. Enjoy!) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I outran my master. But I can’t outrun fate. I was desperate for my freedom. In my haze, I made a decision that would change my life forever. I collapsed on a dark elf soldier’s doorstep. But Lavin doesn’t throw me in a cell. He gives me a bed, food, and medicine. I think for once I am safe. But soon I realize, a pretty prison is still a prison. Even if its walls are gilded with affection and it’s locked by love…it’s still a prison. If I’m careful though, I can find a way to escape. Then the only question I will have for myself is whether I want to be free and lonely? Or a happy prisoner of love? AmazonKU
Brekar – Three years after I returned to Earth with my four brothers to help rebuild what the Mesaarkans destroyed, everyone but me had found their genetic mates. We were promised mates when the Federation made us to fight their war, but they never created the database for us to find them. So, based on ancestral DNA, I started my own and set out to find her on a 600-mile trek across what used to be America. I found her, as she lay near death in the snow….Delia – The snow came earlier than I expected, and I needed more wood for the fire. I barely had the strength to walk across the room, so the woodshed across the yard was like a miles-long journey. I made it to the shed but only got halfway back. The next thing I remember, I was in my bed, and a big, gorgeous cyborg was tending my fire….At first, I thought I was hallucinating, but he was completely real and told me he was mine. AmazonKU
Tei – A year ago, I reluctantly erased my true other half’s memories of our time together. She said that if we were truly meant to be married, our souls would find each other again. Now, I’ve illegally traveled to Earth and have found her alone in a secluded cabin. I only have a few days to convince her of who I am to her. But the odds are against me. She didn’t recognize me on sight, no longer has a translator, and sees me as an alien. But I refuse to give up. There is no one else for me in the galaxy. WILL I BE ABLE TO CONVINCE TOVE OF OUR LOVE IN TIME? The Alliance Holiday Series is set in the present-day on Earth.
When Ari Lee and her community signed a contract with Miox Minerals, an Orlok-owned company, they never expected to be abandoned on a remote mining outpost. After almost a year of no supply shipments or any messages from the company, the humans are getting desperate. They’re all underweight and facing the last of the food stores. Even worse, some of the biosystems are failing. Even if they can make the food last, the oxygen won’t. Bazium embodies everything the Tomak Clan is famous for: a powerful warrior, clever soldier, and loyal Squad Leader. But he has a secret that’s killing him. He’s suffering from a rare disease. Only a deep sense of obligation to his family, clan, and species keeps him diligently working. He leads an elite squad of soldiers who secure areas captured during war. Left badly disillusioned and mentally suffering from the last assignment, he decides he’ll complete this last mission before quietly ending his own life. He would rather everyone think his suit failed on a derelict planet than be discovered dying of the shameful disease nicknamed the Fading.
Bazium’s squad runs across a site showing signs of life. Prepared for resistance, he and his warriors storm the facility only to find..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
RIVER – Ho, ho, ho…and tentacles? I’ve written a super secret Christmas novella in my over-the-top space saga/tentacle romance series. Who could have imagined I’d have so many actual alien fans across the universe? I can’t wait to share this new story with them, but first I need some feedback I can trust. Who better to ask than my alien boo, and mega fan, Kai? So naturally, I plan an ultra festive Christmas-themed date night to get Kai in a festive mood to listen to my story. There will be cookies, cocoa, and hopefully plenty of sexy times. But as they often say about the best-laid plans of aliens and men…KAI – I’m learning that when it’s River’s turn to plan our date nights, I have to be prepared for almost anything. Coming home to find my house looking like the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie exploded in my living room was not what I was expecting—especially in October! But once River brings out the sugar cookies and cocoa, I’m on board. He knows the way to my two hearts. However, when I’m getting in more than just the Christmas mood, trouble arrives in the form of River’s Uncle Benji, my brother, my mother, and my father. My inner grump may go full grinch if they don’t leave us—and my precious sugar cookies—alone! AmazonKU
I hunted him down. Now I’m on his moth wanted list. As a female detective for the NYPD, I thought I’d seen everything. But when a string of murders goes unsolved, I’m led into some very dark places.
Every witness tells me the same thing. The killer is a creature with red eyes and massive wings. A moth man. A cryptid. Obviously not real. I don’t believe in urban legends, but I’m used to hunting evil. It’s up to me to follow the leads, and go where the evidence takes me. What I find is a monster. A dark harbinger of doom. Devastatingly real. But there are even more surprises in store. I never expected him to be so. Darn. Hot. I never expected to become his prey. Now the hunter has become the hunted. And escaping this winged nightmare without surrendering to his dark charms might be the last thing I never do. AmazonKU
Milo Arris lied to me. The Colum was never my husband. All he wanted was rebellion intel. And he resorted to torture to get it. The proditors broke my mind and erased my memory. Then Milo shattered my heart. But no matter how hard I want to move on and forget him, Lleu is being held prisoner on the Imnicus. And I’ll stop at nothing to save her. But I have another problem. Knox Arris gave me more than simple fighting skills when I was Columess. His crows live inside me and poison my character. And every day, I become more like him…The man who terrifies me the most. AmazonKU
This is it! Go time. No longer can I stick my head in the sand or pretend that my kraken honey hasn’t knocked me up. “What do you mean, Lila?” I hear you ask. Well, it means I’m screwed. And not in the good way. After the lightning attack on Iceen triggered my latent Skarrian abilities, they’ve kicked into gear big time. Not only am I a lightning cat whisperer, but I’m also a mimic. I just became the perfect compatible option for any species in the galaxy. Which is not exactly an appealing thought. If I don’t get control of my abilities, it could be dangerous not only for me but for my little ones too. So we’re headed home to Skarr where I can give birth and get a handle on my mimic abilities before I splice myself into a dozen different species and get stuck that way. Never a dull moment in the Galaxy Circus that’s for sure. AmazonKU
Working over the holidays isn’t what Candice would call an ideal Christmas, but she is staying strong, keeping the Christmas spirit alive as she supervises the corporate holiday party. When a strange light appears in the sky, it’s not the Christmas star. Candice awakens on a spaceship amidst real-life grinches, or maybe they are alien Orcs, but they certainly aren’t human. They abducted her, yet somehow she’s expected to have a gift for the terrifyingly large green-skinned warlord. With the future of Earth hanging in the balance and nothing but the clothes on her back, Candice has no other choice but to become The Warlord’s Gift. AmazonKU
*************************BRIEF BREAK BEFORE THE FANTASY/PNR BOOKS!***************************************
VS: Just a reminder of my new release from last week!
Addy Tryndall is a fresh graduate from a highly respected engineering college in the Sectors, on her way to a plum job on the Nebula Zephyr cruise ship. She knows she’ll be on probation but she’s determined to succeed and nothing is going to distract her.
Ryder McRhodes is a has-been interstellar rock star, on his way to reunite with his fellow band members to see if the lightning of mega success will strike twice for them. He isn’t sure he wants to be in the spotlight again and he hasn’t been able to write music since the band broke up.
Addy has secrets. Ryder needs a muse to unblock the creative flow…could her tightly guarded past be the answer to his problem? When the two are thrown together in an attempt to avoid the interstellar paparazzi he’s intrigued. She’s wary.
And someone is sabotaging systems on the Nebula Zephyr. Addy unwittingly finds herself in the middle of the situation while juggling her increasing attraction to Ryder and her challenges on the new job. Can she trust him with her secret? Or will he break her heart?
The danger on board comes ever closer to Addy as the cruise continues.
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A crippled ballerina and a Special Forces cat shifter dance a dangerous and magical pas de deux, dodging assassins and discovering the undeniable attraction that sizzles between them. Could she really be his fated mate? Captain Dennis Palmer is auditioning for a spot in the infamous shifter mercenary company known as the Wraiths. His first assignment is to track down the Alpha female’s long-lost sister and make contact. The leads are slim, but he travels to Sacramento and the one link they have with the woman – a record of employment by a small dance studio. The ethereal woman Dennis spies through the window, teaching a class of adorable toddlers in pink tutus, captures his attention and stirs his cold heart. He’s not sure if she’s the woman he came to find, but he doesn’t care. He has to talk to her. He has to breathe in her scent and see if she could possibly be the one woman he never dared hope to find. Then, a sniper’s bullet breaks the studio’s giant plate glass window and he leaps into action. What is it about this mystery man that compels her so? Sunny doesn’t move like she used to. Her days as a prima ballerina are over due to a crippling car wreck the previous year. She’s only just able to get out and about on her own, taking on a teaching role for her friend who owns the dance studio. When a strange man appears after the window shatters, she doesn’t know what to think, but her instincts clamor at her to trust him. Why does she feel so safe with him? And why does she agree to see him again? She doesn’t understand her own instincts when it comes to this man, but there’s a tingle of magic about him that draws her like a moth to a flame. She has to find out more. Magic, danger, and mystery await, if she’s not much mistaken. Along with the adventure of a lifetime and a man that just might be the one to make her life complete… If she dares to try again.
My name is Nora Black, and I’m having a very merry messy midlife Christmas! 50’s are the new 40’s and I’m living my best life ever. I may have a few more aches and pains, graying roots, and couple extra pounds, but I also have two quirky best friends who always have my back, business is booming, and my love life has never been better or hotter. That is until my sweetie Ezra Holden invites me home for Christmas to meet his family. The season is full of surprises in Ezra’s hometown, like a missing cousin, a case of mistaken identity, and a slew of painful memories—none of them my own.
This Holden Family Holiday should be filled with scents of peppermint, gingerbread, and pine, but all I smell is danger. It turns out my psychic nose really is the gift that keeps on giving. Amazon Kobo
Busy looking for her missing mother and dodging enemies that are after her magical hammer, Matti Puletasi doesn’t need any more problems. She definitely doesn’t need the person who hired an assassin to kill her mother to show up—and target her. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the handsome elven ally she’s falling in love with… may be working for the other side. AmazonKU
Ruthless assassin Gabriel has little fear and even fewer scruples. Every head has a price, and every hunt is a thrill. He saunters through life on a tightrope, mocking fate and defying death with every step. So when he’s forced to hunt down and deliver a prophesied blood sacrifice, Gabriel has no reason to expect trouble. Until he realizes just who the mark is—a wildcat of a woman with dark eyes and an even darker secret…She may be voiceless, but she speaks to his soul, and giving her up may be a cost too steep to bear. Shyaree has lived her whole life under the weight of a terrible sin and the shame of her Changelessness. When her brother falls prey to a curse, healing him is her one chance at atonement. Only she never expected to be kidnapped by an arrogant and insufferable fae. She can’t trust him or his bargains…or can she? He’s a cutthroat bent on using her, yet working with him may be the only way to survive…He demands her blood, but she can’t deny the way he calls to her body, or the danger he poses to her heart. AmazonKU
Assassinating is easy when the prey deserves their untimely demise. Unfortunately, when you’ve fallen in love with the most dangerous monster of all, it’s hard to pick a side. I was forced to sell my magic and track dangerous monsters to save my soul. But when the monsters fight back, the institute I’ve been contracted to work for starts falling apart. My life is in danger. I could quit now, but I’d never get my soul back. You see my problem? Now add a hot-as-sin, immortal hellhound shifter with ulterior motives luring me away from my goal … and into his den of seduction. I’m relied on to take down monsters, not conspire with the most savage beast of them all. He can’t be serious when he tells me he wants to help me with my little problem. There’s always a trade-off. So when I find out what treachery he’s really up to, you can bet he’s going down with the rest of them. Every fight gets me closer and closer to the truth. However, not even the truth will set me free. I can’t seem to help but think—will I survive long enough to free my soul? AmazonKU
Never sleigh never. Linus is having a Christ-massive problem. His cousins have all found their fated mates and their sprite magic is making beautiful things happen in the small town of Mistletoe Falls they call home. His magic? Well, it’s making a fa-la-la-la-lasting impression…and not in a good way. No need to Claus a scene! When Colby’s best friend runs away to Mistletoe Falls, Colby follows. From the moment he arrives, things are an elf-ing mess. Strange things keep occurring in and around the Tinseled Inn, all involving its bewitching owner, Linus. Colby is determined to find out Linus’s secret, and if he doesn’t end up getting his chestnuts roasted, he may discover that Linus will make more than his Christmas bright. AmazonKU
VS Note: Author says there’s a paranormal reaper twist.
Diablo: I’m a savage and a killer. A man with nothing to lose. As the cleaner for the Royal Bastards, I do the dirty work for the club. When I’m called in, it’s my job to ensure nothing is left behind. But it’s the blood that speaks to me, revealing hidden secrets and exposing the truth. Blood contains all the agony of my past, and I can’t escape it. Years ago, I loved and lost a young woman and her son. Two souls ripped away in a cruel twist of fate. Evil wormed its way into Nevada, and now it’s here again, chasing more innocents. My heart is dark, the pain buried far down where nothing can reach it.
Until her. Gina is a single mom with two sweet kids. She’s beautiful, strong, independent. And so fierce. When her past comes looking for her, I swear my protection but keep my heart guarded. I don’t expect a single tattoo in my shop and her blood to reveal more secrets. Now I’ve got three new souls who need a holiday miracle. But opening myself up again means trusting fate won’t ruin me a second time. It’s operation Santa Biker, and I intend to give Gina a Christmas to remember. Gina: I’m dreading the holidays this year. I’m out of money, overworked, and stressed to the max. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) * For best enjoyment, it is highly recommended that Bloody Mine, Devil’s Ride, and The Biker’s Wish are read before Santa Biker. AmazonKU
No one ever grows up thinking that they want to be a toy for a rich master, but sometimes life just leaves no choice. Abandoned on the steps of a brothel, I grew up not expecting much from human kind. I knew what my life would be and it wasn’t mine to control. No options, no opinions, no climax, and no freedom. Catching the eye of the prince and being whisked away to luxury was no rescue. A cage made of gold and jewels is still a cage. So when the prince is shipped off to another kingdom, I, as his slave, will go with him. Adventure is the one thing I’ve always craved, and I think I’ve found a spark of hope—until it all comes crashing down. An avenging storm that seemed determined to destroy the ship, left me fighting for my life and pleading to the gods for a rescue. When I thought all was lost I awoke to find myself in the care of strangers in a foreign land. I thought I was safe until they saw my eyes and called me a monster. Why did the gods save me just to let me die here? What dangers hide in the misted forest of this strange land? And why do I finally feel both safe and free when I’m surrounded by danger? I feel a pull to the eyes I see gleaming in the darkness. The monsters. Every question I ask? They answer. I never believed I would peace at all, especially among the teeth, claws, fur, and tentacles of those that call me theirs. I want to stay here forever. If the past doesn’t find me first. AmazonKU
Ghosts are converging on the cursed Mount Tonglu for a massive battle royale, the sole survivor of which may become a Ghost King, a being of unimaginable power. Xie Lian is sent to secretly infiltrate and try to prevent this–by destroying any ghosts strong enough to stand a chance. His heavenly powers are weakened near the cursed mountain, but he has one trump card on his side–Hua Cheng, who has survived Mount Tonglu before. As they struggle against murderous ghosts and the mountain’s strange defenses, Hua Cheng’s knowledge of the area may prove invaluable. But can they even begin to unravel the cursed peak’s secrets?
Isolde, newly coronated queen, has finally found a king worthy of her in the vampire Adrian. But their love for each other has cost Isolde her father and her homeland. With two opposing goddesses playing mortals and vampires against one another, Isolde is uncertain who her allies are in the vampire stronghold of Revekka. Now, as politics in the Red Palace grow more underhanded, inexplicable monster attacks plague the villages, and a deadly crimson mist threatens all of Cordova, Isolde must trust in the bond she’s formed with Adrian, even as she learns troubling information about his complicated past.
When a Renaissance Fair queen is abandoned in an empty parking lot bemoaning the lack of modern chivalry, a lightning storm transports her to the place that is supposed to define chivalry itself! In post-Roman Camlann, she learns about the true nature of knighthood. She meets Artus, the descendant of legionnaires who mutinied and refused to leave Britain. By day, his knights fight off invasion. By night their passions ignite and he makes love to her – all while avoiding the scheming Guinevere, the Pict he married to build an alliance to protect what remains of Roman Britain from the Anglo-Saxon hordes. But Guinevere has been betrayed by her husband one too many times. She partners with her husband’s enemies – both seething within the ranks of his knights and the spies of the invaders massing on the eastern shore – to gain her revenge against her own husband! The final battle of Artus’ reign ends with a “sorceress” stealing the mortally wounded Artus away in a lightning storm – but on the other side of time, he arrives at the hospital in a speeding rideshare! With a time-travel twist on the classic tale, this is not your typical Arthurian legend! AmazonKU
As a Suntouched Soul, the first born in generations, I’ve lived a life of privilege. With the guidance of the Elders, I’m on track to take over leadership of the wolf tribes. There’s just one catch: I have to marry Corvin, a high-ranking male in our army, to attain the throne. Problem is, I have no interest in Corvin—or any male for that matter. While the Elders plot my wedding, set for the next solar ascension, the panther tribes nip at our heels, causing strife and distracting me from my duties. As if this wasn’t enough on my plate, I come across another Suntouched Soul while on a routine patrol in the woods. She’s badly hurt, near death, and it’s up to me to get her to the healers before it’s too late. Mystery surrounds this gorgeous woman. Will I uncover her secrets before they end me? AmazonKU
There are stories circling about a lone wolf in a town called Cherokee Hills. Talk of a creature who walks on two legs…a werewolf. I decide to go and investigate this for myself. A road trip sounds like fun. It’ll be more of a vacation than anything else because these rumors are laughable at best. A werewolf? Like hell! Good thing I decided to go because what I find is far more horrifying than I ever thought possible. My name is Rogue, and I am the wolf shifter king. The top alpha. Nothing scares me…not normally. Not until today and right now. I find that my worst possible nightmare has come true. My past has come back to bite me. AmazonKU
Two components of the Sceptor of Life recovered, one to go if I want to save the world. Failure’s not an option. Twice now, I’ve nearly died battling the witches who stole the Sceptor and Stones of Life, but I accomplished what I started out to do: reclaim the magical stones that keep white magic alive. Both times I’ve battled, I’ve discovered new abilities, and both times, I barely made it out alive. The important thing is that I made it out. Now I have four days left to recover the final stone. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m a Flynn witch – nothing ever is. AmazonKU
Be careful what you wish for…Since setting out from the ashes of her village, Kiera has kept her mind on the quest and her eyes on the dragon—never wondering about the mysterious token guiding her every step. But the fates don’t bestow gifts lightly, and a dragon might not be the most dangerous threat to the realm. Kiera gives herself over to the power of the stone, hoping for answers, but all she discovers is that trouble may be closer than she feared. For the enemy has many faces, and true friends seem harder and harder to find. With dragonfire scorching the horizons, the gang finds themselves faced with a terrible choice. One that may change the very course of history. One that may tear their beloved fellowship to shreds. Be careful who you trust. Even the devil was once an angel.
VS Note: I always enjoy her scifi romances, exciting to see this new Fantasy series!
Christmas Eve has always been filled with extraordinary magic…Melanie Woods has been waiting by the Christmas tree every year in the hope of seeing the Yule Cat one more time. When he doesn’t appear, she finally decides it is time to let go of her childhood fantasies and replace them with some very adult ones involving the gorgeous owner of an amazing, Christmas-themed bakery. No one would guess that North Cotter is actually the Lord of the North Wind—more popularly known as the Yule Cat. No one except the child who stole her way into his heart when he was supposed to be taking her to the Yuletide Kingdom to offer as tribute to the Winter Queen. Banished by the Winter Queen when he fails to deliver, North is happy to remain in exile, making pastries that delight palates both mortal and immortal. North’s solitary life changes when a blue-eyed beauty shows up on the steps of his bakery, having won a Christmas Eve baking lesson. He and Melanie are cooking up some Christmas magic that he hopes will last forever—if the Winter Queen doesn’t put a freeze on them. Will the fires of his and Melanie’s love be enough to melt the frozen heart of the Winter Queen, or will they be forced to spend their eternity together in a land of endless cold?
Lionel and Lucifer are spending the holidays in Scotland. They are set to enjoy a quiet Midwinter, and Lionel is looking forward to spending this time with his found family, although having a family is still new for him. Lucifer’s goals for this holiday season are simple: convince his necromancer to willingly stay in bed with Lucifer, but of course, that is just a fantasy. Lucifer knows it’s not what his necromancer needs, and the cruel side of love is that even the Devil has to put his lover first. Snowed in, will these two and those who love them find something to do to pass the longest night of the year? In this sweet and cozy read, you will find out. This books is not a standalone. The events in A Devilish Saturnalia take place right after The Devil’s Saturnalia.
The youngest Honor Guard in the Maverick Pride is about to lose his stripes…Lance Jacosa has spent his youth working his way through the females of Maverick Point, but something is wrong, and the young stud has lost his mojo. He needs help—the professional kind. It’s a good thing Uncle Uzzi is coming down to Maverick Point for a visit—even better when Lance discovers the old Witch has the Tiger Shifter’s mate with him. Annalia Reese has agreed to accept help from her neighbor, the owner of a matchmaking service, but can she trust the elderly man’s claims that supernatural creatures exist? Even crazier, Uncle Uzzi swears that Shifters love curvy girls! Will a plus-sized human take on a guy with a Tiger-sized crush? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Kirsten Belew yearns for a change. She wants adventure, excitement, romance. Everything her job as a preschool teacher doesn’t offer. When she comes across an ad for a nanny to a wealthy recluse in the Rocky Mountains, she wonders if this is the change she needs. The “recluse” was not supposed to be drop dead hunky. Tiger shifter Henry Kaplan’s life can’t get much worse. His arranged marriage has fallen apart. His ex abandoned him and their baby. He can’t work and care for her and danger is around every corner. When he opens his front door to the hired help, he gets more than he ever dreamed. The stunning woman before him is the answer to many of his prayers. She’s not only his nanny, but his true mate. All he needs to do is get her to fall in love with him and keep his jealous ex-wife from killing her. All is a day’s work, right? AmazonKU
When alpha wolf shifter Mason Phillips seeks the help of Gerri Wilder, matchmaker extraordinaire, he thinks she’s sent him on a wild goose chase. He only has a business card to a local bakery, Jane’s Sweet & Treats. When he lays eyes on Jane…he knows exactly why Gerri sent him. Jane Williams did the whole marriage thing, and it blew up in her face. She was done with men. Then a sexy-as-hell man walks into her shop, turning her world upside down. But she will not submit herself to another man who wants her to be his maid. No fears, though. Mason has a few tricks up his sleeve to woo her, as does his wolf half. But, damn, if his mate isn’t stubborn about her independence. Unfortunately, her sense of freedom is what will get her killed if Mason doesn’t deal with his former pack, who are hell-bent on destroying not only him but all he has built. AmazonKU
Elion is mine, and I won’t let anyone steal him away. Elion and I have escaped the evil encroaching on the castle and fled to Elion’s ice-covered estate. We’re finally together, but the peace we find in his childhood home is short-lived. We spend our days working with friends to restore the true king to the throne, something his son and an evil witch refuse to see happen, and our nights clinging to each other. And the clock is ticking. Unless I can end Elion’s curse, he’ll die. In desperation, I search the kingdom, determined to break the witch’s curse before it steals him from me forever. I refuse to lose him. He’s my life and my love, and I’ll lay down my life to save his. But what if my sacrifice isn’t enough? AmazonKU
Some victories are more costly than others, and Ina was the one that paid the price. Determined to rescue her dragon, the newly appointed royal witch embarks on a gruelling journey through the wintery Grey Mountains. The weather is not her only obstacle, as the enemy forces gathered in the kobold mines have only one goal. To capture the Chaos mage and deliver her to the heart of the mountain. With the help of Sa’Ren, Ina arrives at Castle Liath almost unscathed, but her joy is short-lived, as its granite walls hide a shocking revelation. With blossoming love shattered by a possessive dragon’s claim and an impossible mission to fulfil, will the mysterious Blessing of the Mountain help or hinder her efforts to protect Cornovii? AmazonKU
Just when I thought all was lost…my enemy saved me. My past has returned with a vengeance. And my enemies won’t stop until I’m six feet under. They close in from all sides, threatening to destroy the love I’ve found…and my future. And just when I think, I’m going to lose it all, the man who swore he’d end me, shows you can walk in the dark and still be an angel in disguise. I’m now on a new path, one I don’t recognize. I don’t know who I am anymore. And as I learn to embrace what it truly means to be wild… I just hope I can be strong enough to survive the storm coming my way. AmazonKU
Even the scroogiest Alpha spreads cheer this Christmas. Lucian Blackcrown finally has it all—a great life, his fated mate, his brother back at his side, what more could he ask for? When Christmas Eve arrives, he’s asked to pose as Santa for his nephew, and he agrees, despite his lackluster feelings for the holiday. He even goes so far as to climb atop the house and stomp around, much to the delight of his nephew. With Mrs. Claus by his side, he brings the magic alive and his family is moved by his gift. When New Year’s morning arrives, will there be one more unexpected gift for this Alpha? Amazon
A House divided. A vicious curse. A fate that traps them all. Every ten years, Lady Nyx Corvanus looks forward to only one thing—revenge. A chance to kill the immortal Lord of Shadows, while submitting to his every whim during breeding night. She’s failed three times, but this time she’s determined to end this nightmare, once and for all. Darius saw his mate only once—for a brief second, before he was locked in the dungeons to rot. For thirty years he’s been tortured by the merciless High Lord because Nyx rightfully belongs to him. But one fateful night changes everything, and now they’re on the run, forced to rely on the treacherous Ronan to survive. Breaking the curse is the last thing on Nyx’s mind as she turns to the two males who rescued her. She’s ready to give Darius her heart, but Ronan might just carve it out of her chest before he’s done with her. AmazonKU
A sprinkle of Christmas magic. It’s that magical time of the year when everything peppermint and pumpkin spice makes an appearance. People feel more generous, but there always seems to be a Scrooge lurking in their midst. This collection features a mixture of stories ranging from heartwarming to horror. All of them have a dose of magic, whether figuratively or literally. AmazonKU
The most powerful and dominant shifters at DIA are my mates. Flicker is book 2 in the Storm Dragons’ Mate series that features a slightly naive but sassy MFC, possessive dragon alphas, and a secret that will change everything. This is not a high school academy book and the contents are intended for mature audiences, with characters who are all 18+. This book includes violence and mature sexual content. AmazonKU
Amelia Bishop is the last witch born to a powerful house. Raised by her kooky aunts, in a world where demons hunt witches for their magic, it’s the responsibility of the strongest magic-wielders to fight the beasts who dare cross the border between Earth and Hell. Hunters like Amelia are made more powerful still when they bind their magic with a demonkeeper, a fighter with the power to contain and suppress demonic energy. A formidable alliance—except that Amelia refuses to forge such a bond. There’s only one fate for a demonkeeper: execution by the very witch who fought by their side, when the keeper is inevitably overtaken by the demons they sought to contain. This is the future Amelia is trying to avoid at all costs. She is determined to save her best friend Alex Laveau from such a fate. But while Amelia searches for Alex’s salvation, another powerful witch family—strong hunters, all of them—is murdered in their beds. Was it demons? The fey? A political rival? Or something they’ve never seen.
Tordor, son of Queen Miranda and King Sathan, was born to inherit the immortal throne. But deep within, he feels a calling to help his people in other ways. As their imminent immersion with the humans looms, he joins a clandestine team to offer his skills. Esmerelda, daughter of Elf King Dakath, has spent centuries evading her father’s cruelty. Striving to create peace, she leads the team that will approach the humans after the destruction of the ether. Having the kind, diplomatic immortal heir on her team is a fortunate bonus. As Esme and Tor work together to unify the realms, Dakath’s interference intensifies, reinforcing Esme’s vow to remain free of close bonds. Even if the handsome prince is determined to break through her walls and claim her as his immortal mate…Can Tordor push past Esme’s fears, or will her father destroy their future before it’s begun?
VS Note: from NOV 18.
The realm and knights of Camelot need a savior, and Gwendolyn wants a new life. Gwendolyn Penn spent her life wishing for a different life in a different reality. She longed to live alongside the Knights of Camelot, to slay dragons, wear gowns, and fall in love with a handsome, courageous man. When a portal opens and a man steps through claiming to be Merlin with a prophecy stating Gwen is his kingdom’s savior, she doesn’t hesitate to run with him. To Camelot. Morgana wants Arthur’s throne, and a vision placed Gwen at the heart of the battle. She doesn’t understand how a boring, human woman could slay a sorceress. Until Merlin’s blood mingles with hers and she can command the magic of the fae. Until she realizes her attraction to the three men unlocks a side of her she didn’t know existed. A side that might defeat Morgana. Surrounded by Merlin, Arthur, and Lancelot, Gwen learns there’s more to Camelot than the tales tell. There’s more to her than the quiet librarian, as well. Her heart wants what her heart wants, and Gwen is going to listen to it no matter who it leads her to. Gwen needs her magic to be enough. Gwen needs her attraction to not one, but three, men to not distract her as she learns to wield her magic. Gwen needs to save Camelot.
Love at first sight isn’t real, but Xander couldn’t deny his attraction to the stunning woman he met at the Christmas market. Even if she was nobility from Europe and more than a little out of his league. Being a homeless, ex-military man wouldn’t win him any favors. Xander wanted to be more than he was, to change his stars. Lily ran from a list of suitors a mile long only to trip and fall into a man’s arms. She let him think she was merely a tourist, and explored his city as he saw it. She didn’t expect to find herself attracted to him, or to ever see him again. When Xander saves the life of an antique shop owner, the man happens to see a rusty lamp Xander held onto from his days overseas. The owner offers Xander a handsome seller’s fee, and Xander takes it, knowing with that amount of money, he would change his world. All that was left to do was find Lily and help her choose him over the other men fighting for her attention. One magic lamp. One displaced army vet and one royal princess are thrown together for a Christmas adventure. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The last thing Sunday Prescott wanted to do was rescue her brother from another problematic adventure, but that is exactly where she ended up. When Colton found himself in the holding cells of the Ruby Star Casino, Sunday knew that the only way to get him out what to appeal to the casino’s owner. What she hadn’t anticipated was to end up playing the part of an ancient vampire’s fiancée and being thrust into the center of a supernatural crisis when her brother and the brooding bloodsucker’s chyld are dragged through a portal. She knew she and her family were a little “extra” but what’s a girl to do when surrounded by three shifters and a vampire? When it comes to saving those she cares for… she’s all-in. AmazonKU
Welcome to TSU After Dark…Natasha Nemescu is ready to start a new chapter of her life—even if it is a couple years later than she intended. As a new student at Turnskin University, she looked forward to her classes and a chance to join the new Co-ed Greek house she’d learned so much about while trying to find the right college for her. However, when she arrives nothing goes according to the plans she’s made. Her classes are at night. She’s getting weird looks from the rest of the students, and everyone is calling her “your highness.” Natasha isn’t royalty—she’d know if she was. Yet, three men are about to rock her world and prove to her there is royal blood in her system. Whoever said college would be the best years of her life, obviously never met Natasha Nemescu. AmazonKU
Dave Letrara is so tired of his family trying to set him up with every gay man they can find. His self-esteem just can’t take it anymore. When his best friend and cousin, Mick, presents him with a wishbone and orders him to make a wish, he can think of only one thing. Dave just wants his family to stop setting him up, to leave him alone about being single. Then, while out hiking, Dave gets trapped in a hole. To his surprise, he’s rescued by a young snow leopard shifter… who has a stunningly sexy father—Joseph Kluthner. To Dave’s surprise, Joseph declares his interest. Can Dave scrape together enough self-esteem to go after what he so desperately wants… the answer to his Christmas wish? Amazon
He’s the immortal embodiment of punishment in a sexy modern package. She’s a con artist working her way through a list of hopeful Sugar Daddies, with no intention of ever giving them what they want. When he steals her away to his realm to hold her accountable for her sins, she quickly learns how creative Krampus can be when it comes to disciplining naughty girls… and how much she enjoys his harsh, humiliating punishments. Keeping her as his mate was never the plan. But the more time they spend in each other’s presence, the clearer it becomes that she needs the structure his rules and discipline can provide. And that what he needs… is her. Zaddy: A man who is sexy, fashionable, charismatic and Dominant. A Daddy with flair. AmazonKU
When the sky breaks apart and an earthquake shatters the seaside city of Sharis, cartographer Rukha Masreen is far from home. Caught in the city’s ruins with only her tools and her wits, she meets a traveling companion who will change her course forever: the wizard Eshu, who stumbles out of a mirror with hungry ghosts on his heels. He’s everything that raises her hackles: high-strung, grandiloquent, stubborn as iron. But he needs to get home, too, and she doesn’t want him to have to make the journey alone. As they cross the continent together, though, Rukha and Eshu soon realize that the disaster that’s befallen their world is much larger than they could have imagined. The once-vibrant pathways of the Mirrorlands are deserted. Entire cities lie entombed in crystal. And to make matters worse, a wild god is hunting them down. The further they travel from familiar territory, the more their fragile new friendship cracks under the strain. To survive the end of their world, Rukha and Eshu will need more than magic and science—they’ll need each other. Amazon Kobo
Max survived kidnapping and imprisonment. Will he survive freedom?
Max hates people. Or he hates people like his kidnappers, the jerks who snatched him to steal the supernatural power hidden within him. After surviving that experience, he’s better off alone. But when bad people won’t leave him alone and he encounters a psycho coven of fire worshipers, maybe he could use someone trustworthy on his side. When fox shifter Lysander Temple and other supernatural agents show up to rescue Max, they’re too late to help. Max has already saved himself, though he isn’t exactly sure how. His mysterious powers are only the beginning of his unanswered questions, and the detective feels compelled to help solve this puzzle. Earning Max’s trust isn’t easy, so Lysander can’t let his romantic feelings ruin things between them. Both men find the past difficult to escape even as they contemplate building a future together. And the powers growing within Max might be too volatile for him to control. Can Max and Lysander find happiness, or is love only an insane dream in Crazy Like a Fox? AmazonKU
How did I wind up chained with silver and pumped full of drugs to keep me unconscious? I was under the impression that there was no crisis on the horizon, and that Sarroch and I were therefore free to go on our first proper date. Except that I’m clearly a glutton for punishment, because I decide that I should talk to Yue, to clear the air. So even though it goes against every survival instinct, I set up a meeting with her. Surprisingly, Yue doesn’t end up being the biggest problem I face, despite her very clear desire to rid the world of me. The masked kidnappers who inject us both with drugs and silver are clearly far more dangerous. Which is how I find myself groggy, chained up, with no idea of where I am, or who kidnapped us and why. Now, not only do I need to find a way to get out of this mess, but I need to do it while collaborating with Yue. Which is a bit like trying to hug a rabid dog while hoping not to get bitten. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: from NOV 11.
Life is pretty good now that Gina Palmer finally fits in with the locals in Edgemont, Alabama, and all their supernatural talents. As she tests the boundaries of her extraordinary connection to her Higher Self, her reignited lifetimes-long relationship with Ben Jackson is burning bright, she’s turned her art into a profitable side gig, and her friendships are flourishing. But her newfound happiness is threatened when she investigates the appearance of a strange woman in the window of a creepy old lamp store across the street from her mother’s café. She soon uncovers one of Edgemont’s deepest, darkest secrets—an old grudge against her that has garnered otherworldly attention. Gina’s curiosity launches her into a strange new world where her paranormal power is subdued, forcing her to rely on the kindness and wisdom of strangers and her own wits to survive and find a way home. While Ben, friends, and family risk their lives to bring her back, Gina must confront the demons of her past and face a life-or-death challenge that could grant her even greater supernatural strengths—and put an end to a cycle of destruction that began millennia ago.
Ancient Greek God of the Sun, Helios might also be the God of Sight, but even he couldn’t predict what would happen when he finally caught a glimpse of the light he’d been looking for – the one that let him know his search for his mate was over. The problem was when he chased up the source of that light, his intended one was on a date with someone else. Even when the date ended badly, Helios’s efforts to help weren’t appreciated. Bear shifter, Bruno Carpenter, was an ex-soldier, a current police officer, and on a date from hell. When he gets mugged he is shocked to feel his body responding to a male who suddenly appeared in the alley beside him. What was worse was that the same man started talking about them being mates. Bruno decided he must have been hit on the head harder than he thought. Unfortunately, the attack on Bruno was just part of a bigger picture – one that Helios could see thanks to his newly made Bruno App (thank you Zeus). But as Helios and Bruno spend time together, the chances of Helios having a future with the man the Fates deemed perfect for him get smaller and smaller. Is the mating of Helios and Bruno doomed to fail? Will they be the exception that proved the rule? And what does that saying even mean? Amazon
Emma — I’m a coward. I know it. Being with Josh is nothing but one long nightmare, and I need to leave him, but I can’t escape. He’ll hunt me down, and I’ll pay. I’ve survived for the sake of our son, Cody, but for how much longer can I hold out? I’m not afraid to admit I need help, but do I dare reach out to someone? Moving to a new town might give me the opportunity. I just need to find the courage to run. Axe — As an alpha wolf shifter, I’ve lived a long time. I have my brothers in the Devoted Guardians MC, and the townspeople of Wolf Creek. What I don’t have is a mate and family of my own. So I give back where I can. I accept an assignment to mentor a kid who needed a Big Wolf. Instead I find the family I’ve always wanted. Emma is my mate. My wolf knows it. But she’s in trouble. Before I can claim her, I need to get her away from the abusive human she’s with. Then I’ll tackle the biggest issue of all — Emma has no idea shifters exist.
VS Note: From NOV 14.
Fires that curse, fires that heal, And all the while, so turns the wheel…With the Queen of Merawuld confined to her bed and the city of Tyllcarric in the iron grasp of the High Mage, war is closing in on all horizons for Ash and Senan. Hellbent on eliminating any threats to the fae throne, Kiarda of Veshlir has raised an army to claim her prize — and she will not be stopped. Meanwhile, across the border, change is afoot in Estilleon. Thalion’s men are ready for rebellion, but when the first rush of power ends, he finds himself forced to toe the line between strength and brutality. By his side, Laeli is a stranger in the human world — caught between love and loyalty in a land that stifles her voice. As conflict escalates across the land of Aileryan, those with power clash amidst a sea of ideals, dreams and greed, forcing the most battle-scarred to overcome their demons and prove they are a force to be reckoned with. For that which has been dormant for so long is about to burst forth, and when the winter solstice arrives, all will be at the mercy of the Gods. AmazonKU
I’m just an ordinary guy… who feeds on sexual energy. I never knew my dad. Mom said he was a nice enough guy, fun for a night, but she never did get his name. I didn’t miss him, and my life is good. Then a government agent shows up at my door and announces that I’m not really human. Dear old Dad was actually an incubus, a being that needs sexual energy to survive, and apparently that means I am too. Gotta be a scam, right? Or so I think… until Agent Cutie changes into a canine (not a werewolf) in my living room and then eats half a dozen Christmas cookies while making orgasm sounds. Turns out, other species do exist. On the plus side, being a stripper means that all my incubus needs are being met without me even trying. And now that I know the situation in my pants is normal for an incubus, I don’t feel self-conscious… so a fling with Agent Mark is definitely on the table. Between being sexy Santa at work, supplying a team of hellhounds with Christmas cookies, and learning what stamina in the bedroom really is, I’m discovering that my old life was kind of empty. Maybe I’m not such an ordinary guy after all. AmazonKU
Julie is officially an OPMA Recruitment Agent, and there’s a Bigfoot problem in the Big Apple. The pressure is on for Julie and Taylor to get their next recruit and prove that a human has what it takes to make it in the paranormal world. Their assignment takes them to the Midwest and…beyond, and Julie finds herself drawn into vampire drama thanks to her growing friendship with Malcolm Nox. A jealous fiancée is one thing, but one with fangs? Julie’s plan to bag a high-value recruit has a hitch in the tail. The centaur they traveled to visit won’t leave his ranch. Can Julie and Taylor pull victory from the jaws of defeat and help Cironius in the process? Success will get Captain Kaplan off their backs. They’re going to need him in a good mood when he finds out they’ve gone against his orders to stay out of the Yeti problem…Have Julie and Taylor gotten in too deep this time? AmazonKU
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Zayne wants control – Zayne Andino wants his life back. For years, his father has set him up with mate after mate, but only as a pretext to gain more money and power. Zayne is sick of being a bargaining chip, but he can’t anger his father without jeopardizing his own status as agent in the Lunar Council Enforcement Agency. The best he can do is shut down his emotions and act like none of it bothers him. Talli refuses to be tamed – Talli Paolao should be skating through life. He’s the scion of the most feared witch clan in the world and drop dead gorgeous. But Talli’s first mating went horribly wrong, leaving him with scars that might never heal. And now, his mother is demanding that he mate again, no matter how much Talli dreads it. A spark neither man can deny –When Zayne meets Talli, his father’s latest pick, all he sees is …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
Captured by a king of darkness. Forced to find the light within. Arwen Valondale never expected to be the brave one, offering her life to save her brother’s. Now she’s been taken prisoner by the most dangerous kingdom on the continent, and made to use her rare magical abilities to heal the soldiers of the vicious Onyx King. Arwen knows better than to face the ancient, wicked woods that surround the castle on her own, which means working with a fellow prisoner might be her only path to freedom. Unfortunately, he’s as infuriating as he is cunning—and seems to take twisted pleasure in playing on Arwen’s deepest fears. But here in Onyx Kingdom, trust is a luxury she can’t afford. To make it out of enemy territory, she’ll have to navigate back-stabbing royals, dark magic, and dangerous beasts. But untold power lies inside Arwen, dormant and waiting for a spark. If she can harness it, she just might be able to escape with her life—and hopefully, her heart. AmazonKU
Always the sidekick, never the heroine…June Lockley knows that life isn’t a Christmas rom-com. Okay, so she’s spending the holidays in a picturesque shifter town that goes way over the top with the decorations. Okay, so there’s ice-skating and hot chocolate and way too many people interested in her personal life. Even if this was a Hallmark movie, she’d be the funny BFF. And the quiet, devastatingly handsome shifter assigned as her tour guide would definitely be the hero…The moment griffin shifter Toby Whitmore sees June, he knows she’s his fated mate. But he’s not exactly smooth. If this was a romance movie, he wouldn’t even have a speaking part. How can he win June’s heart when she’s only in town for a few days? For this pair of perpetual sidekicks, getting to happily-ever-after might just take a Christmas miracle. AmazonKU
VS note: From NOV 23
200-year-old Gideon, adviser to the lycan royal family, has been searching for his erasthai for longer than most humans live. He long ago gave up, but tonight he smells something heavenly…He follows it to his bed, and finds someone is already there…22-year-old Layla, a human in a family of werewolves, has been trying to be independent her whole life. But after taking a shift from a sick coworker, she ends up in a house that smells good enough to make her crawl into the owner’s bed…naked. AmazonKU
Grow your own pack, they said. It will be easy, they said. It was not. Alpha and pack Beta, Perry never planned to become part of a fledgling pack, but when the bond between he and his packmates formed, it felt right. Fractured fang is where he belongs and he had the hard work to prove it. Or so he thinks. When the youngest members of his pack become ill, he sets off on a mission to find the cure. He meets his mate and begins to question where he truly belongs. Omega wolf shifter Troy is a lone wolf and he loves it that way. Why would he join a pack, when all they do is harm? At least that’s been his experience with them. But when he meets his mate, a pack Beta, Troy begins to question everything he’s always believed and for the first time wonders where he truly belongs. Old habits are hard to break, and even if Troy wants to be a part of Perry’s pack, they have to accept him first. AmazonKU
He’s the alpha I love to hate. And the only shifter I can trust…I may have escaped Project Night Moon with my life, but that doesn’t mean the investigation is over. With Eli by my side, together we must close the experimental shifter facility down for good. Unfortunately, shutting down the facility isn’t our only problem. Now Eli’s abusive stepfather has arrived in town, determined to cause tension within the pack. When I learn that Project Night Moon has links to traumatic events from my past, I won’t stop until every last traitor is brought to justice. But it’s possible that there are spies hiding in Eli’s pack, so I can’t trust anyone. Except for the one shifter I told myself I’d never fall for. And I think it’s already too late. AmazonKU
When I said I’d sell my soul for a lump of coal on Christmas Eve, I wasn’t serious… not really. But the strange shadow that has always lived behind my mirrors doesn’t get the joke. Now, I’m at the mercy of Klaus’s bargain until I can bring him twelve increasingly ridiculous gifts (why are most of them birds?). But the creature that lurks in his domain wants something more… something infinitely more delicious. AmazonKU
When another ancient is murdered, Lyssandra alone cannot resist Asher’s call. Aiding him means going against the Potentate’s direct orders, and she won’t bring Steifan and Tholdri down with her. But the murder isn’t the only problem. Mysterious shadows stalk a nearby village, and ghouls are roaming free. When a villager is killed, Lyssandra and Asher must unravel this new mystery, all while fighting their growing attraction for one another. That attraction becomes Lyssandra’s primary issue when she is offered a way out of her partnership with the vampire . . . for a price. Lyss will soon find out where her loyalties truly lie, for with the possibility of Asher’s demise, comes a chance to regain the life she knew before. AmazonKU
Sometimes the best gifts aren’t delivered by Santa…Alpha Chane agrees to take over Wynter Hallow’s Annual Christmas Show when his predecessor retired. How hard could it be? This isn’t Broadway or anything. He soon discovers the answer: nearly impossible. But Chane refuses to give up; the yearly event is too important to his small-town community to let it fail. Alpha Pax hates seeing his mate, Chane, stressing about the annual Christmas show, but, as the local florist, he doesn’t really have the skills needed to be much help. He can bring in some poinsettias and wreaths to decorate, but that is about it. That is until he befriends a partridge in the woods and gets an idea. Omega and partridge shifter Beacon is brand new in town. He hasn’t even unpacked yet, and he’s already being bombarded with invites to all the Christmas festivities. Apparently the holiday is a really big deal in Wynter Hallow locals even call it Christmas Valley. He’s all set with that. Christmas is far from Beacon’s favorite time of year. He’ll just keep to himself until the season passes. Or so he thinks. When a sweet alpha Beacon’s partridge recognizes as his mate finds him during a shift, Beacon lets the man take him home, unsure what else to do. It isn’t until they arrive that he realizes that he doesn’t have just one mate—he has two, and they both are human. Merry Christmas to him? AmazonKU
Even a Demon King can be tempted to misbehave…I know that buying Natasha at the demon auction was an indulgence, but a Demon King needs an attractive plaything to unwind with occasionally. Until I discover that she’s a demon hunter out to avenge her parents’ murders. Then I plan to demonstrate to her in painful detail why I’m the most feared and the cruelest demon in the realm. In the heat of the moment, I almost miss the truth—I need her. With the Shadow Master rumored to be planning an uprising, her abilities could be put to good use. Not that she has a choice. The only way I’ll let her live is if she pledges her servitude to me. If she agrees against her will, I’ll only enjoy it more. She is mine to do as I please, which is a thought almost too tempting to resist. Unless she kills me first. Amazon KU
The hot mess Christmas express…Megelle Island is full of supernatural creatures. I came here a few years ago to be among my own kind, to not worry that I’d accidentally shift into a raccoon or turn invisible in front of some poor human. My clumsiness was going to expose us all to the public and get me into big trouble with the angels. The only problem is…I’m the only jinn here. I knew there weren’t many of us in existence but none was a whole lot less than expected. That left me the third wheel of the entire island. I thought things couldn’t get any worse and then my clumsiness claimed Prince Mateo Vauntero as its newest victim. Just when I think the King and Queen are going to lock me into a prison for the rest of my life, fate paints a different picture. My happily ever after is on the horizon, just within my reach…And then Nash Vauntero walked in, Mateo’s twin, and ruins everything. AmazonKU
The Oriel of Water was always meant to be Lochlann Wilde’s next destination. Rich with elemental essence, it’s the perfect source of the magic needed to power the Wispwell and help stop the Withering. But now Locke and Sylvain have been tasked with a unicorn search and rescue mission. And that’s on top of preparing for their first visit to the Verdance, the realm of the fae. Locke has been warned enough about Sylvain’s family, their strong magics and their even stronger personalities. But he’s faced dangerous threats before: fierce guardians, colossal monsters, gods of ancient myth. He’ll be fine. It’s only an audience with the Queen of Autumn herself. AmazonKU
VS Note: From NOV 22.
The shift is getting deep in New Orleans…Gaston Bellevue has been single for one hundred years. He’s a bat-shifting vampire who has amassed a fortune, runs a B and B for supes, and is living his best death in The Big Easy. When his drunken bat collides with a windshield, and he finds himself locked in a cage at an animal sanctuary, death as he knows it is about to turn batshift crazy. Maeve O’Meara is the last bat shifter left in New Orleans…or so she thinks. When an adorable vampire bat is delivered to the Wings of Love Sanctuary in the middle of the night, she expects to find the creature there the next day. Instead, she finds tall, pale, and handsome Gaston in its place. Maeve is terrified of vampires, but something about Gaston is so familiar. She can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious man. Until she’s charged with a murder he probably committed. Or did he? Can Gaston get his shift together and prove they’re both innocent? Or have his shenanigans finally reached the end…of a stake? AmazonKU
Most witches get a cat for a familiar. I got the Devil. Or his ghost, to be specific. That might sound cool in theory, but trust me—when he’s narrating your smut books at the butt crack of dawn—it’s not.He may be great to look at with a voice made for whispering filthy things, but he’s also a giant pain in my ass. So after ten long months of not dating because I‘ve got a demon king stalker, I finally decide to try again.That’s when I meet HIM. Tall, gorgeous, and keeping dark secrets. Apparently I have a type. I must be cursed because I can’t even get to first base with the incubus god before my ex-fiancé shows up. To say I have bad taste in men is an understatement. They’re all possessive and hellbent on keeping me. I’d be flattered if not for the obvious—I’m no one. Just an outcast witch trying to save my little corner of the world. I don’t need a hero, or three, and even if I did—they’re not the heroes in this story. They’re the villains. And they’ll tear my heart to pieces if I give them the chance. AmazonKU
I am the sea. None know the torment and darkness that hide in my depths. I thought I had life figured out. Perfect fiancé with an upcoming wedding and plans to start a family? Check. But it was all a lie, as one overheard phone call reveals. Weakened by his betrayal, I end up in the arms of someone else, seeking comfort. Instead, I find out I’m with child. The father acts like the perfect man, but that’s just it. Rip isn’t a man at all, but something straight from myth. And so are his demons. When Laurie tells me that she’s carrying my child, I see light for the first time in what feels like forever. Hope is a powerful emotion, and she has kindled it in me like no dragon woman ever could. I’ll give her the world, hers and mine, if she will spend eternity by my side. Her ex isn’t quite so forgiving though, and he’ll resort to anything to get what he wants. AmazonKU
Christmas is Angelo’s favorite time of year. He loves the magic, snow and fuzzy feelings. But as a long-time single omega, Angelo yearns to spend the holidays with someone special. When a new alpha is hired at the market to play Santa, Angelo is instantly drawn to him. But Karl is cool, handsome and confident—and way out of Angelo’s league…Alpha Karl has a secret. By day, he plays Santa at the local market, happily entertaining kids and granting their wishes. But nobody knows that at night, his true form is revealed—a frightening horned beast with cloven hooves and a long tail. Karl is self-conscious about his identity as Krampus. What kind of omega would fall in love with a scary creature like him? But when a blizzard rolls into town, Karl has no choice but to trust Angelo with his secret. Amazon KU
How can I save the world when I’ve lost so much? My heart is broken. One of my fated mates was taken from me, and I don’t know how I will ever feel whole again. Part of me believes he’s still out there. Part of me would risk anything to find him. But there are bigger things at stake now and time is running out. Soon, The Shadow King will rise and I will be expected to defeat him. I know I’m powerful. My mages know I’m powerful. But we’re about to discover the final piece to the puzzle that is The Phoenix Prophecy, and I’m not sure any of us are ready for what we’ll be asked to sacrifice. AmazonKU
Sage’s whole life has been meant for one thing, to be the virgin sacrifice given to the Devil to keep her coven in power. It’s a position of honour that only the lucky get chosen for-“Wait, hold up, this is not a position of honour. Only the unlucky get chosen to do this. And, ding ding ding, now it’s my bloody turn, I’m going to tell my story my way.” I wish the reason I was on my knees Christmas Day was for a fun activity, but my coven are determined to send my beautiful behind straight into the Devil’s arms. They want their power and will do anything to get it, they always have. But I have a trick up my sleeve, a plan in my pocket, an escape route so sinful I will go down in history. My coven and the Devil aren’t going to know what hit them. “Or more likely, my little pet, will end up right where I want her. Beautifully sinful and wickedly unholy. Looking forward to meeting you, pet. I hope you can run fast because this devil likes the chase.” “…Wait…What?” AmazonKU
The seal on the spell that’s been keeping my Fae side in check is due to break tonight at midnight…And I’m set to marry a man I don’t really know, and what I do know of him, I don’t particularly like. All because some stupid prophecy (from before I was even born) proclaimed as much. Talk about a crappy deal… With my Fae powers set to take over and the threat of becoming the Queen of the Winter Court becoming all too real, I find myself stuck at the bar of the Half-Moon Grill in a full-blown pity party. In walks Maverick, a bounty hunter who occasionally works for me and who’s become the closest thing I have to a friend in Haven Hollow. Learning of my predicament, Maverick offers me a way out—marry him instead. At least in title only. Marrying Maverick would definitely free me from having to marry Prince Reynard of the Autumn Court (otherwise known as Fox Aspen). It will also resolve that blasted prophecy, but after my first marriage went down in flames, do I really want to go for round two? Short answer: no. But it doesn’t look like I have much of a choice. It’s either marry Maverick, and my life will basically stay the same, or I don’t and suffer the consequences. Little do I know, the consequences are coming for me no matter what I choose. AmazonKU
Witch Ian O’Donnell and his vampire lover Khnurn have literally waited centuries to really be together, but no matter how many lives they spend trying to make it all work out, in the end it seems things just can’t come together. After moving their wedding from Samhain to Winter Solstice, they are sure they will finally get it right. Unfortunately for them, a giant New England blizzard is just the start of their troubles. When Ian’s twin Seamus and his partner Mine get lost in the snow storm, Ian and Khnurn wonder if fate might just be sending them a message. If so, can they change what it’s saying?
My name’s Candi Cane and every eligible male in my pack is looking to get a lick this year. I’d rather die. Let’s have a Christmas hunt, they said. It will be fun, they said. What ‘they’ didn’t say was who they planned to hunt… or what the prize would be. Oh yeah, that would be me on both accounts.
By ‘they’ I mean my father, Alpha of the Evergreen pack. He’s taken things too far this Christmas Eve. My pack is obsessed with Christmas. Humans come from all over to see our Christmas village with no idea they’re celebrating with werewolves. None of the Evergreen wolves are my fated mates, so naturally, I turn tail and run… right into the arms of the, erm, Anti-Christmas leader of the Brimstone pack, Alpha Coal. He’s not known for his love of people. Who can blame him, though? The moon goddess must have a twisted sense of humor… because it turns out he’s my fated mate. …And so is his beta. …And his third in command. Just when I think things couldn’t get worse, my attempt to shimmy down a chimney winds up with me stuck. How the heck does Santa do this? With wolves hunting me, three fated mates who hate Christmas, and my life falling apart, I’m not sure I can handle the secret that is about to be dropped on me… it just might be a Christmas Miracle. AmazonKU\
At the pinnacle of a successful career, reclusive artist Eoin O’Malley is forced to put his life on hold to deal with the return of his family’s ancient magic. He must learn to control his new influx of power or risk hurting those he loves. In need of someone he can trust to run his business, he rushes to hire quiet, capable Brenna when she’s disowned by her overbearing aunt. Wallflower and art enthusiast Brenna Sullivan has always longed for the day she could escape her Cinderella-before-the-ball existence. So when her secret crush, sexy Eoin O’Malley, hands her a first-class ticket to Ireland and a job offer that turns all her dreams into reality, Brenna accepts. Really, how could she refuse? But betrayal comes from unexpected sources, and around every corner, there’s a new evil waiting to steal the ultimate magic. Caught up in a game where no rules exist, Eoin and Brenna are finding it difficult to trust anyone. They must discover a way to neutralize Brenna’s unwelcome inner Siren or risk her turning into a demonic Succubus who will destroy the lives of everyone in her path. Amazon Kobo
Rob and the rest of the SIPS (Society for Investigative Paranormal Study) are eager to spend the holidays at the Dead End Inn, a bed and breakfast where a supernatural encounter is guaranteed. When they arrive, though, and find that the inn’s proprietor, a certain former Decrypter with a professor boyfriend, has booked a second band of ghost hunters, friendly rivalry threatens to spill into outright hostility. To make matters worse, Rob can’t stop thinking about a member of the rival group, Edward. And despite trying to stay focused on the job, it seems like fate, or perhaps the resident mischievous ghost, is determined that the two men spend time alone together in rather distracting circumstances. Will Rob be able to help the SIPS find their first proof of the paranormal, or will it be he and Edward who end up going bump in the night? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Life shouldn’t be this difficult. My father has never made it any easier. I’m a pariah. The women in my pack loathe me. Staying was impossible. Leaving was risky. But it was necessary. I didn’t know what to expect. But I never imagined I’d find my way to four sinfully sexy shifters. Unfortunately, they’re not all that are out there. The Nightshade Hunters roam, destroying lives and stealing everything in their wake. Their reign of terror won’t end on its own. Someone must stop it. But doing so could put us all in danger. With lives on the line, secrets yet to be revealed, and four impossibly irresistible dragon and wolf shifters to fill my time, what’s a girl to do? Choosing one means abandoning the others. Choosing may just be a dream come true. Could this be what I’ve waited for my whole life? AmazonKU
My name is Rue Delacroix, and my life went to hell in a handbasket faster than you can say destiny sucks. Starting with getting bit by a feral vampire, which is a death sentence for a witch. Thankfully, three dashing wolf shifters jump in and save my life. Turns out there’s something special about my blood and it cures feral vampires. Yeah. Once that cats out of the bag? Everyone will want to use me or kill me. Good thing I have those three shifters hell-bent on protecting me, right? I’ve also managed to capture the eye of the notorious vampire leader. I shouldn’t want him—not when I’m nothing more than an irresistible blood bag to his kind. But I’m drawn to him all the same. Will we be able to stop the feral fangs from tearing me apart? Or am I doomed to spill every last drop of my blood? AmazonKU
Lin Coffin has been able to see ghosts since she was a little girl and living on the island of Nantucket provides plenty of opportunities to interact with spirits. It is early November and island life is between the summer and early fall tourist season and holiday time. Lin and Leonard are still doing fall cleanup for their landscape clients, Jeff and his partner are renovating houses, and Viv is getting the bookstore ready for the December Holiday Stroll. Lin hasn’t seen a ghost since the summer so things have been quiet, but that all changes when she comes across something she wasn’t expecting and it ends up pulling them into a November mystery. Will they be able to solve the new ghost story in time for a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving or will it be a time of danger and death? This story has some mild paranormal elements. AmazonKU
Mitchell is unhappy with his relationship with his boyfriend John and his life in general. Then he meets his store’s latest Christmas elf, who is not exactly what he seems. Linwood fights to protect Mitchell but their differences may make forever impossible. Amazon Kobo
A little sun never hurt anyone . . . unless you’re me. Ever since I was turned into a vampire, my private investigator job has been my life. Then my sire, Kade Carmichael, crashes back into it. I try to shake him, but he has other plans. When I’m asked to investigate a homicide case, Kade manages to make himself my partner. The more time I’m forced to spend with him, the harder it is to deny feelings I thought were long buried. To make matters worse, a mysterious stalker is obsessed with exposing me as the murderer. Soon, not only is my career at stake, my very life is. Kade might be the only one who can help me, but that means letting him in. And losing my life doesn’t scare me nearly as bad as risking my heart. AmazonKU
She survived the vampire attack but at what cost? Becoming a feeder isn’t something Cordelia ever expected to do in her life, but sometimes you’ve got to do things you never thought possible to survive. Even worse, she was kidnapped because of who she is feeding. Rook isn’t just the vampire she’s feeding though, he’s her lover as well, and despite the attack she isn’t willing to let her fear control her. Plus, the money she gets from feeding him is more than she ever dreamed of, and it’s the only thing making it possible for her to go to school. When she discovers who Rook really is, she knows that there’s no chance of a real relationship between them. But every time she feeds him she feels their connection growing deeper and herself changing in unexpected ways. If she keeps going will she still be human anymore? Or will she be something else entirely? AmazonKU
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