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.
THE CYBORG WITH NO NAME (CYBORGS ON MARS) by Honey Phillips
Can a wounded cyborg help an isolated scientist remember her own humanity? Dr. Rose Abbott is the cybernetic engineer who created the robot horses used in the efforts to terraform Mars. Disgusted by the way her creations are treated by the GenCon Corporation, she chooses to leave her work behind and live in isolation. Then one of her horses finds her and leads her to an injured cyborg ranger – one with no memory. She reluctantly decides to take the big male, who she nicknames Roy, back to her home to heal. All Roy can remember is cold and pain. But the prickly little scientist taking care of him begins to thaw his frozen heart, awakening feelings he never thought to have. He is determined to protect her – even from his unknown past. With the help of a robot horse and a cybernetic dog, can two wounded souls find peace in each other’s arms? Or will Roy’s past threaten the new life he is hoping to build? AmazonKU
STOLEN FROM THE ALIEN BRIDE LOTTERY (KHANAVAI WARRIOR BRIDE GAMES BOOK NINE) by Margo Bond Collins
This is not the alien I wanted…My whole life, I’ve wanted to compete in the Alien Bride Games. So when my name is drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery, I’m ecstatic. With any luck, I’ll get one of the hot, giant aliens I’ve been admiring for ages. And when I’m kidnapped from Station 21, I’m furious. Even if my abductor is one of those sexy aliens. Now I have to figure out why he’s stolen me from the Bride Lottery—and more importantly, how to get back! AmazonKU
ABANDONED THINGS by Chani Lynn Feener
Frankie is a fifth-year college student with a secret. He’s the writer and creator of the popular web novel Gold and Silver. At least, he thought he was the creator of it. That belief is tested when one night Rook, the book’s fan-favorite anti-hero, shows up outside Frankie’s apartment, alive and very much real. Frankie isn’t supposed to pick a favorite, but the wayward demon prince has always been his. Now that they’ve actually met, however, he finds keeping up with Rook’s capricious nature exhausting at best and infuriating at worst. When he demands that Frankie rewrite the upcoming ending of the series, Frankie tries to resist, but Rook is known for getting his way, and he’ll do anything and everything in his power to make sure Frankie complies with his wishes. Rook Dalibor is the demon prince of the Bronze Kingdom, known for being clever and calculating. At least…that’s who he’s always thought he was. After dying to protect someone…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
SILVER SIDHE: WARRIORS OF VALOSE SAGA 11 by Iona Strom
The female wasn’t supposed to be mine. So why had every fiber of my being cried out for her?
Ripped from my world and caged like a beast, my ancillary heart had been triggered to beat for a female who was not of Valose. Despite what should be a biological impossibility, I had somehow been awakened. Adrenalyne flooded through my veins, igniting a primal need to protect the female who shouldn’t be mine. Sold as a couple to the highest bidder, we were to be entertainment for passengers aboard a pleasure cruiser. Despite her soft curves and frightened, trusting gaze, I refused to bond with the beautiful temptress for the amusement of an audience. I must fight the call of my spirit to hers and stay focused if I was to free us from this gilded cage and find a way back home to Valose before I give myself over to temptation. AmazonKU
TAKEN BY THE KAGETHI LORD: KAGHETHI WARLORD BRIDES by Ava York and Starr Huntress
I am ruled by the urges of the Beast. The fury that lives inside me, always simmering, ready to explode. Then she came. Sweet, precious Mia. And now I dance on a cliff edge with a knife to my throat. If I do not learn to control the Beast I will lose her. But without the mad bloodlust can I protect her from the invaders that swarm through my jungle? AmazonKU
HER CYBORG RANGERS (THE DRIFT: HAVEN COLONY BOOK FIVE) by Susan Hayes
She dreamed of escaping Earth one day, but she never imagined the price she’d pay to be free. Jade was a cyber-jockey. Emphasis on the word was. Now, she isn’t sure who she is or what she wants to do with her new life. No one else seems to know what to do with her either, including the two sexy cyborgs who are never far from her side but always just out of her reach. Cyborgs. Batch-brothers. Survivors. They thought they were prepared for anything. Then they found her. Wreckage and Ruin thought settling down would be simple, but living a quiet life has its own challenges. The new ranger program might be just what they need, but it’s not all they want. Drawn to Jade since the day they rescued her from mercenaries, they’re trying to give her the time she needs to heal… and the space they need to keep their secret. Three broken souls with the power to heal each other—if only they can let go of the past and trust in a future big enough for three. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
THE ALIEN PILOT’S MATCH (INTERGALACTIC ALLIANCE SERIES BOOK 12) by Bella Blair
I never desired to find THE ONE, but now that I have, I will do anything to make her MINE.
QUINN: Floating through space, cramped into an escape pod with the known universe’s most intolerable egoist was so not on today’s agenda. And yet, that’s what’s happening. Pressed against a hard chest, barely being able to move and feeling his… uhm other hardening part does nothing to increase my comfort level. No matter how good-looking he is. I don’t care. I don’t. GALLUS: Training hotshot pilots to pass their final test has been my job for the past four years. This is supposed to be my last class before I can join the fight against the hated Abbaddoths. So why did the gods see fit to throw the known universe’s most obstinate female into my path? And made her irresistibly beautiful and stubborn as hell? And if that isn’t enough, now, thanks to her, we are trapped in an escape pod—meant for one person—floating through the universe. While our bodies are pressed so close together, we are almost fused to one another. Arousing instincts in me I rather not explore.
But they are there. Even though I don’t understand why I suddenly feel protective of her. Or care if she is comfortable. AmazonKU
THIEVING WOMEN ALWAYS LOSE (TALES OF THE UNDEAD AND DEPRAVED BOOK ONE) by Adrian J Smith
A year of living with a virus that has taken over the planet has set Jeraldine Adelric on the fast track toward death. She and her crew have managed to find a pill that will allow them to stay alive, but supplies are dwindling rapidly. Jerry must resort to pirating and the unlawful life she left behind to survive. A chance encounter with Senator Arloa Kauket gives Jerry one last hope. A new drug manufactured by a neighboring country might be the answer everyone is looking for. Jerry needs to find out if it exists and then she must steal it, but first she must deal with Arloa—a love she once had but lost. With her crew by her side, it’s no easy decision. Does Jerry want to live or die? This is the first book in the lesbian zombie shifting pirate trilogy, following Jerry as she struggles to find her place in Penum and as the captain of Yarrow. AmazonKU
CYBORG’S REVENGE (CYBORG’S CHRONICLES 1) (PROJECT ENTERPRISE: THE CYBORG CHRONICLES) by Pauline Baird Jones
VS Note: A re-release. I loved this story!
They say you can’t go home again, but what if it is the only way to truly be free? Rap solves problems large and small. He solved them when he was human when he was a robot, and now that he’s mostly human again, he’s still solving problems—though eliminating the threat from his old Master is a biggie. He’ll need his pet, Snake, and his new friend, Nelson, the AI inside his head. And then there’s Ale. He thought he knew all there was to know about Ale. He was wrong. Her human form is making his head spin, and his heart hurt. He’d like to get closer to her, but he was a geek who didn’t know how to talk to women before he became a robot. He can’t imagine facing the Master without her, but how can he risk her life on an impossible mission? Now that Ale is a human again—mostly—her new beating heart is pounding for Rap. It’s a pity that he’s inscrutable, and she’s got a huge secret—one that could be the key to ending the threat from their former Q’uy Master—or doom them all to captivity once more. Can the shy guy and the lovesick gal defeat their greatest enemy and find a happy ending? Only the chatty Snake knows for sure.
ANOTHER DIMENSION OF US by Mike Albo
In 1986, Tommy Gaye is in love with his best friend, budding teen poet Renaldo Calabasas. But at the height of the AIDS crisis and amidst the homophobia running rampant across America, Tommy can never share his feelings. Then, one terrible night, Renaldo is struck by lightning. And he emerges from the storm a very different boy. In 2044, Herron High student Pris Devrees jolts awake after having a strange nightmare about a boy named Tommy and a house in the neighborhood the locals affectionally call “The Murder House.” When she ventures to the house to better understand her vivid dreams, she happens upon an old self-help book that she soon realizes is a guide to trans-dimensional travel. As bodies and minds merge across the astral plane, Pris, Tommy, and their friends race to save Renaldo from a dangerous demon, while uncovering potent realities about love, sexuality, and friendship. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
MONSTERS’ PRIZE (RESCUED BY THE MONSTERS BOOK 2) by Alana Khan
My first act of defiance earns me a death sentence. After a lifetime of perfect obedience, I make a last stand and refuse to participate in my bridal auction. For that, I’m banished Down Below where monsters roam free due to a genetic mutation. The whispers I’ve heard say they will tear me apart. When I’m hunted by slavering beasts, a clan of three males rescues me. Two of them are ready to claim me as a cherished mate, but the leader–an ironfisted minotaur–distrusts my kind. The four of us must battle his past if we want to reach a future… together. AmazonKU
KYRZON GLADIATOR (KYRZON ISLAND TRIBE BOOK THREE) by Luna Voss
o everyone else, he’s a brute. But when he looks at me, his eyes soften…A scarred face and a dark past. That’s what I know about Jura, the former gladiator who belongs to my new tribe. He’s not like our chief, who absolutely adores his mate. Or the rest of the Kyrzons, doing their best to woo the available human women. Jura keeps to himself. But when we have to make a dangerous trip together through the Kyrzon wilderness, I get to see another side of him. Away from the clan, he starts to open up, becoming so protective of me it’s almost cute. And holy hell, I was not prepared for this level of sexual tension…Wait, did I just get a Kyrzon boyfriend? AmazonKU
THE DARK ELF’S SECRET BABY (SECRET BABIES FOR PROTHEKAN DARK ELVES BOOK 1) by Celeste King
I will not let this dark elf noble hurt my child! Kerym was my dark elf overseer. I gave into his charms. But when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I had to leave and go far away. He needed to grow up without fear. And Kerym? He didn’t love me. Dark elves are monsters who view humans as animals. Who knew what he’d do when he found out I was pregnant. Three years have passed and I’ve raised my son, Jasper without worry. Until the day my new overseer takes over the town I live in. It’s Kerym. He’s found us. He sees me. He sees Jasper. And I know this is not a coincidence. He’s been searching for us. Does he love me? Did he ever? Or are we just inconveniences he needs to wipe out on his path to power? Why is he here? AmazonKU
PLEASE REPORT YOUR BUG HERE: A NOVEL by Josh Riedel
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I put it on my TBR list.
Once you sign an NDA it’s good for life. Meaning legally, I shouldn’t tell you this story. But I have to. A college grad with the six-figure debt to prove it, Ethan Block views San Francisco as the place to be. Yet his job at hot new dating app DateDate is a far cry from what he envisioned. Instead of making the world a better place, he reviews flagged photo queues, overworked and stressed out. But that’s about to change. Reeling from a breakup, Ethan decides to view his algorithmically matched soulmate on DateDate. He overrides the system and clicks on the profile. Then, he disappears. One minute, he’s in a windowless office, and the next, he’s in a field of endless grass, gasping for air. When Ethan snaps back to DateDate HQ, he’s convinced a coding issue caused the blip. Except for anyone to believe him, he’ll need evidence. As Ethan embarks on a wild goose chase, moving from dingy startup think tanks to Silicon Valley’s dominant tech conglomerate, it becomes clear that there’s more to DateDate than meets the eye. With the stakes rising, and a new world at risk, Ethan must choose who—and what—he believes in. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
BOUND TO THE GENERAL (NIRVANAN SERIES) by Selina Storm
Ordella- I never would have guessed my life would turn out like this. Moving to a new planet. I still found it hard to believe. I was to be married to a Nirvanan, a creature from a planet that ravaged my home and the people in it. Aragon-I didn’t agree with my father. We’ve been at war with the Thailians for nearly a century, but now there’s to be a wedding! All I know is this is going to be one hell of a day. AmazonKU
VS Note: An “updated and changed slightly” re-release.
Ignored all her life by the opposite sex. Odessa can’t understand why the 3 hot new male employees ignore her stunning co-workers and make a beeline for her. Extremely tall and lithe, with minimal curves and skin wrecked from her teenage years, Odessa is stunned by their interest in her. Starved for attention, she foolishly makes the most of it before they tire of her. But playing with fire can get you burnt, and Odessa finds herself in a precarious predicament. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t know which one of the 3 is the father. What’s worse, none of them know she has been sleeping with the other. On a team-building weekend, she picks up the courage to single them out and fess up. But she’s the one who gets the surprise when they reveal a secret far worse than what she’s been keeping from them. AmazonKU
SWIFT THE STORM, FIERCE THE FLAME: A NOVEL by Meg Long
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
After a mission gone awry two years ago, Remy Castell has been desperately searching across worlds to find the friend she failed to save—the friend who changed her life by helping her overcome the brainwashing she was subjected to as a genetically engineered corporate agent. Since then, she’s been chasing the only lead she has: fellow genopath Kiran Lore, the same secretive ex-squadmate who left her for dead when she compromised that mission. She nearly caught up to him on Tundar before joining the infamous sled race alongside outcast Sena and her wolf companion Iska. Now, all three of them have tracked Kiran back to Maraas, the jungle planet where Remy lost everything. But nothing on Maraas is how it was two years ago. Syndicates and scavvers alike are now trying to overthrow a megalomaniac corpo director, which Remy wants nothing to do with; fighting against corpos is as useless as trying to stay dry in the middle of the giant hellstorm that encircles the planet. But the storm—and the rebellion—are growing stronger by the minute. When Remy finds Kiran, he doesn’t run away like she expects. Instead, he offers her a deal: help with the revolution and he’ll reunite her with her friend. But can she really trust the boy who betrayed her once before? With the entire planet on the edge of all-out war, Remy will have to decide just how far she’s willing to go to save one girl before the impending storm drowns them all. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
ALIEN PROTECTOR’S MATE (FATED MATES OF THE WINGED BARBARIANS) by Melissa Emerald
No Trixikka has ever laid eyes on a female before. The first one I stumble across? She’s mine. RYNN -The Goddesses blessed me with a gift when I find a strange, wingless, tailless creature in the depths of the jungle. A female. My female is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. Her body is so different from mine, but this only excites me. She is my mate, and we have all the time beneath the skies for her to teach me of those differences. SERENA – I don’t believe in love. But then again, up until a week or so ago, I didn’t believe in aliens either. And yet here I am having been abducted, stranded on a jungle planet, and now surrounded by a tribe of huge, protective aliens with wings and tails. At least these are the good guys. Their leader, Rynn, is convinced I’m the reason the skin on his chest is lit up like a Christmas tree, particularly the area directly above his heart. But that’s just some weird alien biochemical reaction. Just like all supposed ‘love’, right? AmazonKU
THUCYDIDES TRAP (THE IMPERIALS BOOK 5) by Melinda M Snodgrass
VS Note: Listed in space opera scifi but is trending in scifi romance.
Thucydides Trap: A point when one great power threatens to displace another, war is unavoidable…Thracius “Tracy” Belmanor has struggled to do his patriotic duty in the wake of the loss of the love of his life, Empress Mercedes de Arango. Amid a desperate war, the Solar League cannot afford his grief, nor the political instability of admitting the depth of their relationship. It is for duty alone, both as a soldier and as a father, that he has entered into a loveless marriage that makes him part of the royal family to shepherd his son and the Solar League towards what seems to be humanity’s triumph against its foe. However, a new danger has appeared that will lead to extinction on a galactic scale, and once again both Tracy and Mercedes must place duty over their own desires.
Amazon NOTE: At least 3 of the books in the series are on KOBO curently…
ALIEN’S SURRENDER by Harper Rosling
I’m a scrapper. A West Virginia country girl. But none of that matters when I wake up in a space capsule lost on an alien planet. Becky Ann – Right off, I shift into my survival mode. Shelter, water and food, stay alive. What I find instead is a couple of freaking tall aliens. Enormous males, brawling in the middle of the jungle. That’s not my usual Monday morning. I hold my breath, sink into the shadows, just as the bigger beast turns my way. He can’t see me, but he knows I’m here. Well. Dang. This can’t be good. Devkon – I don’t tolerate invaders on my planet. But the scent of this little intruder makes me feral. I must find her. And make her mine I stalk the planet hunting for my female, but the little human is cunning. She evades me, and all I have is the faint whiff of her scent. Which only makes my need for her grow. The chase makes me hunger to claim her. But the little minx tricks me. She sets a trap and snares me. Which pleases me. Now all I have to do is wait for her to come to me. I might be snared, but I’m nowhere near trapped. AmazonKU
FIERCE BARGAIN (THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE APOCALYPSE BOOK 6) by L J Anderson and Ashlyn Fables
When Georgia finds out she’s pregnant during the apocalypse, she’s sure things can’t get any worse.
She was wrong. Kidnapped by her father’s enemy, she’s kept below the earth, unsure of her fate. In true rock-bottom fashion, the mine shaft she’s being held in collapses, leaving her good as dead.
Thankfully, Dane from the elusive Keep comes to her rescue. Tall, broody, and way too arrogant for his own good, Dane is determined to bring her back to her father and claim a reward. Unfortunately, first they have to trek through miles of wilderness to get to safety. Georgia hates Dane, and he thinks she’s too mouthy for her own good. But when their pent up frustration gets the best of them, sparks fly. As if things weren’t complicated enough. But Dane is just as much a villain as he is a hero. He seeks to claim Georgia and her baby as his own—which she is not having. Or at least that’s what she thinks. Because the more she tries to resist his cocky demands, the more she finds herself wanting to be Kept. AmazonKU
THE KRINAR’S BANE: A KRINAR WORLD NOVELLA by May Sage
VS Note: A re-release.
People say Eva’s a little ditzy, when they want to be nice. Truth is, she’s a magnet for trouble and she wouldn’t know what caution looks like if she bumped into it. But even she knows the delicious hunk she meets at the club is dangerous; he might have saved her once, but he could as easily destroy her and no one could do a thing about it. His kind is above reproach, above the laws, above humanity. She should stay away. She won’t. After thousands upon thousands of years, seeing empires rise and fall, Zarken is indifferent to everything, and entirely focused on his work. Until her. AmazonKU AB
THE WEIGHT OF COMMAND by Michael Mammay
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I love this author’s books and he writes strong female main characters. Pre-ordered this one.
Lieutenant Kiera Markov is a scout platoon leader for a peacekeeping force on the remote planet of Tanara, where little has happened for decades, and the only mission is to keep the lithium flowing up the space elevator to feed the galaxy’s incessant demand. But when an unprecedented attack kills the entirety of the brigade’s leadership, the untested lieutenant suddenly finds herself in command. Isolated and alone, Markov must contend with rival politicians on both sides of the border, all of whom have suspect motives and reason to take advantage of an untested leader, while an unseen enemy seeks to drive the two sides toward a war that Markov has a mission to prevent. It’s enough to test even a seasoned leader. Markov isn’t that. With challenges from all sides, and even from her own troops, Markov will have to learn quickly and establish her authority. Because what hangs in the balance is not only the future of the peacekeeping force, but of the planet itself.
Amazon AB NOTE: His other books are on Apple Books and Kobo but with a different publisher
ONE AND THE FLAME (PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY BOOK 67) by Milly Taiden
She’s on his planet to help him, but can he convince her to fall in love? Deimos Uannsvo is the leader of the Zehvrd dragon clutch on Nova Aurora. To provide for his planet’s new influx of Earthlings, he’s established a cattle ranch on his territory, but the once-thriving cows are becoming sick. Perhaps a beautiful veterinarian from Earth can help? Hope Oliver is a veterinary assistant, and can’t say no to an animal in need. When Gerri asks her to come with her to Nova Aurora to help with some Earth Cows on an alien planet, Hope is intrigued. No matter how handsome the dragon-man is, she’s not there for love. Deimos knows Hope is his mate from the moment he meets her, but he has to put his feelings aside and focus on saving his ranch first. His cute Earthling insists she’s planning on going home once they’ve figured out the mystery, but will he be able to convince her to stay? AmazonKU
STRANDED WITH THE ALIEN KING (ALIEN LOVE ISLAND BOOK 1) by Lindsey R Loucks
On Alien Love Island, the days are hot, but the nights are scorching…It’s not every day I tie up an alien warrior king. It’s because, in part, he put his hands down my pants to retrieve a top-secret package. Hey, where else was I going to put it? For some reason he’s not telling me, he wants this mysterious package. My orders are to deliver it and not to him. But when we’re both kidnapped and dropped onto a deserted island, my plans for ringing his neck and then day-drinking shoot out the window. Only the island’s not so deserted. The alien king and I have just stumbled onto the set of the first season of Alien Love Island, an intergalactic reality TV dating show. Big, sarcastic yay. One of the many, many problems with this? We never agreed to appear on the show. The producer makes it clear that we have no choice though. To stay alive, we play our parts. But when the cameras aren’t rolling, the alien king and I must work together to find out what’s really going on. Is this mysterious package the reason we’re here? What’s the alien king hiding? Who invented sizzling-hot alien kings I can’t take my mind–or my hands–off of anyway? The answers just might change us both forever. AmazonKU
THE MASTER’S MARK (THE TOYMAKER’S GUILD BOOK THREE) by Lisabet Sarai
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
How do you train a steampunk sexbot? Gillian Smith’s promotion to journeyman proves she’s ready to lead the Toymakers in producing astonishing new erotic artifacts. Creative, brilliant, and debauched, she’ll stretch her capabilities to the limit as she juggles a talent shortage and a pair of jealous rivals. Then there’s the challenge of their latest commission—a life-sized programmable sex doll intended to replace a client’s deceased paramour. Normally she would consult the enigmatic Master Toymaker, but he seems preoccupied with his own concerns. Though her lusty crew of sexual renegades can offer technical and carnal assistance, Gillian is ultimately responsible for delivering the promised, near-impossible technology. It’s fortunate she’s not one to give up—not even when events threaten the Guild’s very survival. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
SCALES AND SONG (MONSTERS IN MY BED BOOK TWO) by L Eveland
All I’ve ever wanted was to protect the people I love. That’s why I joined the military’s Elite Specimen Containment Unit. When I learned they were experimenting on sentient monsters, however, everything changed. Now, I have a new mission: protect a scaly winged monster named Bud and escort him to somewhere he’ll be safe from my superiors. Yet, Bud’s so sweet and perfect, I can’t help but fall for him, even though I know it’s too dangerous for us to be together. It’ll be safer for us to go our separate ways, especially when we’re being hunted. But I’ve only got so much willpower. AmazonKU
TRAPPED BY SNOW (CRASHING INTO AN ALIEN TRIBE BOOK 1) by Alina Riley
There is snow, ice, and a storm. Will there be warmth on this frozen cold planet? Maybe I should be thankful that I’m not dead from the spaceship crash, but this stupid planet is icy. I need to get out of here as soon as I can. My team will come and rescue me… soon… very soon…Except fuel and food are running low. Maybe I have to go outside into the storm when I can’t even see where I come from.
Oops…A hairy blue creature with language I don’t understand finds me. He has his battle axes. Maybe I have to convince him I’m not his dinner. AmazonKU
RUINED WORLD: A POST APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE NOVELLA by
VS note: Okay you know me and dystopian stories – yup, I one-clicked!
When humanity is destroyed and all that’s left is chaos, what would you do for love? Harper Daniels doesn’t expect much from others. And her douche boyfriend is a prime example of why. She definitely should have broken up with him, instead of agreeing to accompany him on a camping trip into the Oklahoma wilderness. But on the whole? She’s doing okay. Until she’s lost in the remote mountains, alone and afraid. Reclusive ex-Marine Noah Ramsey lives alone in the Wichita Mountains. And that’s exactly how he likes it. So when the way-too-talkative Harper shatters his solitude, he’s not prepared for the risk she poses to his heart. And when news of a deadly virus sweeping the world forces Noah and Harper back into town, their struggle to keep each other at arm’s length becomes a struggle to survive. Because civilization has fallen and it will take all their courage and determination to survive the threats posed by this new apocalyptic reality. The stakes keep getting higher… Can Noah convince Harper he can keep her safe, before it’s too late? AmazonKU
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VS: This week I’m highlighting STAR CRUISE IDOL’S CURSE from my backlist. It was fun to write, taking off from the point of tourists taking rocks from national parks or volcanic beaches and then being plagued by bad luck…so they try to return the rocks. I went down a lot of great rabbitholes researching this! I also have an interstellar diva with butterfly hair as a minor character…the most adorable alien dog ever….and more!
An unusual bequest….
Juli Shaeffer, the Nebula Zephyr’s cruise director, receives a mysterious bequest from the estate of a longtime passenger – a lump of rock taken from a reef on the planet Tahumaroa. Legend states anyone who steals from the ocean gods will be cursed. The passenger’s will requests the rock be returned to the beach so his heirs won’t be affected by the bad luck he believed he’d incurred. Juli doesn’t believe in superstitions and she agrees to carry out this small favor on the ship’s next stop at the planet in question.
Until the rock disappears from her office…
When the rock disappears and reappears in various locations around the ship, and seems connected to a steadily escalating series of mishaps, Juli turns to Third Officer Steve Aureli as the only one she feels she can trust. Along with Steve and his elderly Aunt Dian – a passenger aboard the Nebula Zephyr for this cruise – she investigates the strange series of malfunctions plaguing the interstellar luxury liner. Steve and Juli enlist his Aunt Dian’s dog, Charrli, a retired Sectors Z Corps canine, to help them track the missing rock as it moves about the ship.
Juli and Steve must find the rock, hang onto it and transport it to the planet’s surface, before the alien idol’s curse turns deadly. The attraction between the two of them grows as the threat to Juli becomes more and more focused. Can she carry out her task while he keeps her safe from the alien curse? Will the capricious alien idol bring them good fortune…or disaster?
This is a re-release of the 42,000+ word novel I included in the Pets in Space® 4 anthology, which is no longer available. No revisions or additions have been made to the original novel for this re-release. I have also now included a 4,000 word prequel story Butterfly Hair, in which the diva Azlaya arrives on board the Nebula Zephyr. This short story was a free reader magnet available only in the time before the anthology was originally published.
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MAGIC TIDES (KATE DANIELS: WILMINGTON YEARS BOOK 1) by Ilona Andrews
VS Note: I LOVE love love this series so I’m happy to see more books in the story. Pre-ordered this (and then I’ll probably ‘have’ to go back and re-read the entire series because I do love it so much!)
Kate, Curran and their son, Conlan have left Atlanta, vowing to keep a low profile, and are settling into a new city and new house…but some things never change! Magical mayhem is about to erupt when Kate undertakes the rescue of a kidnapped youth, while Curran guards the homefront. It should be a simple retrieval, but with monsters on land and sea, Kate’s got her work cut out for her. Still, she’s never let her blade dull or her purpose falter. And that low profile? It’s about to wash away with the raging tides! Amazon Apple Books Kobo
MATED IN CHAOS (ASPEN PACK BOOK THREE) by Carrie Ann Ryan
My wolf hid my fated mates—until the moon goddess forced our mating. As Alpha of the Central Pack, I know we are the weakest link in the alliance, but I will stop at nothing to prove our worth and rebuild from our shameful and brutal past. Along the way I fell for Adalyn and Nico, but stayed away, thinking they were fated for each other—and never me. When a mating bond is forced on us, our worlds collide and now we must survive in this new fated life where rules break and the heat between us boils over. Only Valac’s revenge over losing his mate in our previous battles take danger to a new level and if I’m not careful, I’ll lose my two mates before I even get a chance to make them fall for me like I have for them. And if we’re not careful, the darker danger hiding in the shadows might break us all. As Valac’s master is waiting. And he’s closer than we think. AmazonKU AB
HUNTER AVENGED (FORGOTTEN BROTHERHOOD BOOK 6) by N J Walters
It’s taken Viking hunter Sven Knutson six frustrating months to find her. To track down the angel responsible for compromising the Forgotten Brotherhood and waking the drakon. She may be clever. Resourceful. But no one ever gets away from Sven. Ever. All Rivka longed for as an angel was a chance to serve on Earth and help humans. Instead, it all went impossibly, horribly wrong, and she still doesn’t understand how or even why. All she knows is that she’s on the run—not only from Heaven’s dangerous elite guard, but also from the Brotherhood, who want answers. She might just have to trust the immortal Viking whose icy blue eyes make her feel almost wickedly human. Because someone wants Rivka dead and the Brotherhood eliminated. Someone powerful enough to take on the most dangerous assassins who have ever lived. Someone who could unleash the fury of both Heaven and Hell…and Rivka is the key. AmazonKU
THE WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS (THE GIRL WITH THE GRAY EYES BOOK 2) by L V Lane
*Part two of The Girl with the Gray Eyes trilogy. Slow burn with a Cliffhanger ending. An omega living in a beta world, fate sent me to a land where all the alphas live. I want Garren, the playful alpha and brave warrior who effortlessly rocks my world. I also want Tanis, the serious alpha who kisses me and claims me with words, only to send me back to Garren. But Shadowland isn’t my home. One day, I must leave this place and the men who live here behind. When fate rips me away, will a beta male ever be enough? Then Marcus returns and throws everything into a spin. I don’t trust him, and I’m not the only one. As it turns out, I was wrong about the beta. And right about Marcus. Returning to Rymor isn’t a choice anymore. We’re all trapped out here, and someone wants us dead. Content advisory for trilogy: Extremely dark, graphic content, mind-games and manipulation, SA, violence, and gore. Heroes in this book range from sweet to pitch black. AmazonKU
WOLF MATED (HER FEROCIOUS MATES BOOK 3) by Kaylin Peyerk
Gideon Yearwood, the traitor that drove Ellion to its knees, is now a prisoner of war. Jayden believed she could finally rest knowing her wicked father was set for execution…but the Goddess had other plans. Not only did Erin Gildear leave a detailed notebook containing all of Delton’s vile secrets upon his death, but the largest gathering of royalty in history was less than a month away. Enlisting Jayden’s help, the kings vow to convince fellow world leaders of Delton’s treachery without starting a war. It was time to turn their back on bloodshed and take hold of diplomacy. Not only for the sake of their people–but for the sake of Jayden’s soul. Because her true alpha was nothing if not bloodthirsty. The more she utilized the power, the further Jayden’s mind spiraled. And while she’d always been willing to sacrifice herself to protect her family, her mates thought the cost was too high…leading Jayden to promise she would ignore the monster writhing beneath her skin, instead using wit to unravel the web of lies those closest to her harbored. Can she resist the pull of her second nature, or will Jayden destroy herself in her quest for peace? AmazonKU
MY GINGERBREAD EVER AFTER by Erin Bedford
Ever since my grandma ate those kids witches have had a bad reputation. My plan? 1. Make a candy store 2. Provide curses for scorned women 3. Get yelled at by cursed prince That last one wasn’t planned and now I had to run all over Candiopolis to change the prince’s…ahem… back to normal. I didn’t know what he was complaining about though. Women love candy canes! AmazonKU
HARVEST OF DIONYSIUS (QUEENS OF OLYMPUS BOOK THREE) by Arizona Tape
Bored of her duties as the current Dionysus, Calliope is ready to retire and do something new in life. A chance meeting with a local winemaker changes her whole perspective on what it means to be the Goddess Of Wine. Selena loves life on the vineyard but isn’t enamored with the ruling deities. When she meets a charming woman who claims to be Dionysus, will she change her mind? Harvest Of Dionysus is a fantasy twist on the classic Greek mythology about Dionysus with an f/f romance. Amazon Apple Books
ENEMY PANTHER NEXT DOOR (SECRET SHIFTERS NEXT DOOR BOOK 4) by Roxie Ray
He’s a powerful panther shifter who needs my rejection…Returning home to help my sick father and finding out that I’m fated to Blayne Walker must be the universe’s idea of a cruel joke. Especially because the stubborn panther shifter with the hard look in his blue eyes is the reason I left Lily Valley in the first place. Not only did I used to date Blayne’s twin brother, but he also blames me and my family for Sean’s death. The only thing Blayne and I can agree on is fighting our fate. I don’t want to be bound to a cursed shifter who hates me, while he would rather endure the pain of rejection and let go of his chance to continue his rare bloodline. But when hunters come looking for Blayne and he discovers I’m in danger too, his protective panther isn’t ready to give up on me yet. AmazonKU
LEADERS IN CONTROL (KERRIGAN PRESIDENTS SERIES BOOK ONE) by W J May
They said no man could ever replace Andrew Carter. So when he decided to take a step back from the Privy Council, he wasn’t replaced by a single man. He was replaced by two. Devon Wardell and Gabriel Alden never had the easiest relationship. What started as teenage squabbles over the same girl, escalated into a supernatural blood-feud that grew infinitely more difficult when they became lifelong friends and their families moved in next door. After their children got married, they resolved to destroy each other once and for all. But as usual, fate had other plans. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
TATTOO OF CRIMSON (BLOOD OF THE FAE BOOK ONE) by Sarah Chislon
As much as she desires to please her family, gently-bred herbalist Jessa Caldwell has no intention of making a suitable match—not when she’s seeking the truth about the taint of the fae that lies within her. If she’s to escape the madness brought on by fae-touch, she must devote her energies to seeking a cure. But then mysterious tattoos begin to appear on the citizens of Avons. None recall receiving these harbingers of death, but all die at the hand of an untraceable killer days or weeks after being marked. When the tattoo appears on her beloved mentor, Jessa seeks the Magistry with information on the case—yet they refuse to consider her findings, so she must risk both social censure and her own safety to hunt for the killer herself. Her one possible ally represents her greatest fear—the encroaching Otherworld consuming her mind—and may well undo all her efforts to control her fae-touch. Yet if she forsakes the offered aid, the killer will go free. Something sinister stalks the streets of her city, and she must decide…how far will she go to stop the killing? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
ROYAL BITE (THE IMMORTAL REIGN BOOK THREE) by Ariel Marie
A vampire can only resist for so long, before her true nature takes over. Vampires running the world was the new way of life. Stormey Jaymes should probably hate them, but she was always optimistic and believed in fate. Everything happens for a reason. She was used to having nothing, raised as an orphan, with no family, no friends. She desperately wanted someone to need her–cherish her. When her name came up for the draft, she was only too happy to submit her blood sample. Stormey’s wish came true. To her amazement, she matched with a powerful vampire–the heir to the vampire throne. Hegna Riskel abhorred the thought of taking a mate. She had yet to forgive the queen for submitting her to the wretched draft. The heir to the throne had much riding on her shoulders. With the impending war with the Lycans, a mate was not something she wanted to deal with. No matter how beautiful her mate was or how her smile lit up the room, Hegna could not fall for her human. Even if the bond was pulling her to the female–she would resist. But when her mate’s life was threatened, her primal instincts took over. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VAMPIRE SHIELD (GUARDIANS OF CHAOS) by C D Gorri
He left her behind years ago. She’s never forgotten. The Loyalist Union of Logic and Order has a new leader, and they are threatening the balance of magic. Witches are being attacked, and Shifters kidnapped, their magic siphoned through ritualistic bloodletting. The dark and ancient Vampiric practice had not been utilized in an age, and that spells trouble for the supernatural world. Byram Evers is the only Vampire known to have sided with the Guardians of Chaos. His Alpha sends him to investigate the mystery behind the magic bloodletting epidemic, and the trail leads Byram back to his former Clan. Back to her. Princess Kaelene of the Clan Withers has spent years obeying her father and bowing to the demands of Vampire law. Betrayed by love, she refuses all suitors, determined to live the remainder of her life alone. Then he comes back, and her world turns upside down. Will Byram discover the truth behind the bloodletting and redeem himself to the only woman who ever mattered?
FATED HEARTS (SHADOW CITY: SILVER MATE BOOK 2) by Jen L Grey
With my world in shambles, it’s hard to tell friend from foe. The joy of finding my fated mate is overshadowed by a dark reality. Someone is hunting wolf shifters. Everyone is in danger unless we can stop those responsible. But we have to find them first. Our only lead is a familiar face. Once a friend. Now an enemy. It makes it impossible to trust anyone. Yet we must look to other supernaturals for assistance since we’re outnumbered. With my mate at my side, the fight rages. Until a final revelation changes everything. AmazonKU
A DISMAL CRYSTAL CURSE (A CRYSTAL CURSE COZY MYSTERY BOOK 2) by Constance Barker
Cora’s new neighbor and friend is in hot water. Her boyfriend is murdered as well as the resident baddie. Does it have anything to do with the crystals or completely unrelated. Cora has no idea, but she’s determined to find out. Hades warns Cora that dark forces are at play and she might discover something she’s better off not knowing. But Cora doesn’t back down so easily. She wants to know the truth…but will she regret it? Petrov is still very much in the picture and needs the crystals to prove himself, However, will his obsession lead him on a very different path? AmazonKU
WOLF MATE (OUTCAST PACK BOOK FOUR) by TJ Nichols
An injured witch determined to find his fated mate and a wolf shifter determined to avoid commitment, no matter how hot the attraction. Brandon Wineford has sworn off relationships because dating humans is too hard—they can’t be trusted with the truth—and finding a shifter he actually likes is impossible. But with his friends in the Outcast Pack finding love, he’s feeling the bite of going home alone. When his best friend asks him to help out behind the bar at a fated mate-finding event, he reluctantly agrees. Finding a mate has been at the top of rugby player Ross Starling’s to do list since he first learned he’s a witch. He never turns up a chance to kiss a shifter. This will be his third official mate-seeking event. Some might say he’s a mate chaser or that he’s desperate, but he knows there is someone for him. When he sees Brandon wearing a pink ‘kiss me’ shirt, that is exactly what he wants to do. Brandon has other ideas. He doesn’t believe in forever, and he doesn’t want to risk his heart on a witch. And if they don’t kiss, they can’t become mates. But there are plenty of other things they can do. AmazonKU
NIGHT OF THE NYMPH (BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD – WILDWOOD BOOK TWO) by Bianca D’Arc
Something evil is calling to her. Is it the mysterious man who finds her in the woods, or something within the forest, itself? An ancient evil hidden among the trees…Crystal is driving across the state for a job interview when she feels a pressing need to stop her car and get out. She’s on the edge of a woodland and she finds herself drawn within to help the trees that are crying out for her attention. An ancient vampire who treads the fine line between his nature and his duty…Marco senses the trespasser and expects a confrontation. What he finds is something altogether different. A beautiful, magical woman walking through his woodland, talking to the trees. Enchanted by her innocent magic, he must discover why she is there and what she intends to do. The estate has an evil history and he’s been working to reclaim it for the forces of Light, but he’ll have to fight his own dark desires for this woman to discover if she is one of the good guys…or very, very bad. A shared destiny bigger than either of them expect…Crystal’s unique abilities allow them to discover what has been sickening the trees, and they must work together to protect the entire world from the evil that lurks just below the surface. Will they prevail, and can they find a way to be together when she is a child of the daylight and he is a creature of the night? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
FLIPPING TAILS FOR SEASICK MERMAIDS (OBSCURE ACADEMY BOOK FOUR) by Laura Greenwood
Fiona has always feared the ocean, and it’s only become worse since she drowned and became a mermaid. Wade has spent the past few years as a swimming instructor to help pay for his studies, but the last thing he expects is to find a gorgeous mermaid asking him to teach her too. Can Fiona overcome her fear of water long enough to realise there might be something more between them?
FINDING DESTINY (UNEXPECTED MAGIC BOOK FOUR) by Christine Pope
Family ties can heal the past. Or drag you straight to hell…Isaac Zamora, my significant other and a talented user of magic, insists I’m a powerful witch. But when my bio-grandmother sends demons to kidnap me to her monstrosity of a Victorian house in Boulder, I can’t exactly fight back. Against Virginia Powers, who’s been wielding the dark arts since before I was born, there’s no point. I need a plan. Someone who uses that much magical Botox has a blind spot somewhere, and I intend to find it. But she finds mine first — a half-sister named Destiny. I’ve always longed for a sister, someone with a connection to the mother who died so young. But not if it means giving up my freedom. Like the objects my lodestone ability brings to me, that connection seems to draw the truth out of gentle, seemingly innocent Destiny — Virginia’s secret plan to summon the prince of Hell. Our grandfather. This revelation answers so many questions, and gives me a valuable tool to foil good ol’ grandma. But once Isaac learns the truth about my demon blood, the love we’ve slowly, carefully nurtured over time could go up in flames.
CRIMSON PURITY (THE SHIFTER CHRONICLES BOOK 15) by M D Grimm
The Knights of the Dawn are collecting special blood types, and they have Jay in their crosshairs. Diego is a coyote shifter living in Mexico City. He co-owns a tourist business with his best friend and enjoys his independence. Unfortunately, his parents are unable to look beyond his deafness and are convinced he is in need of care, regardless of his many achievements. And when his pack receives a special assignment from their master shifter, one concerning the Knights of the Dawn—an organization bent on the eradication of shifters—he’s determined to stand on his own and help, rather than let his parents hide him away. Jay is an army veteran, and after reacclimating to civilian life, he takes his family’s advice and travels for a vacation. Hoping to hook up with someone to break his celibacy, he meets a beautiful man in a bar named Diego. Having two deaf sisters makes communication between them easy since Diego also knows ASL. Their chemistry is explosive, and Jay can’t believe his luck. But their mutual bliss is shattered when Jay is hunted and attacked by knights. They don’t appear to want to kill him… they just want his blood. Diego must put everything on the line to keep Jay, and his pack, safe, and hope that their burgeoning relationship can hold strong in the face of the coming storm.
THIEF OF SORROWS by Kristen M Long
What if Robin Hood was a female assassin, with deadly powers, who not only steals from the rich and corrupt…she kills them too. Isolde Cotheran is anything but a damsel in need of saving. By day, she is the heir to Thornwood manor and all its lands. By night, she masquerades as the Hood, a brutal outlaw who leads a cadre of thieves and assassins whose mission is simple, fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. When Isolde brutally kills a lord, it forces two men back into her life. Liam, the handsome Captain of the Guard, who was shunned from Thornwood for joining the evil king’s army. And Gage, the Right Hand of the king and murderer of Isolde’s first love. After a successful heist leaves Gage humiliated and in danger of the king’s wrath for failure to capture the Hood, Isolde’s world is thrown into chaos. Struggling to protect those she loves not only from the dangers of the kingdom but from her own deadly power, Isolde is forced to take action when one of her own is caught in the crosshairs. Choicesare made and blood is spilled, forcing the Hood to face her past. A past that is far more dangerous than even she realizes. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
SHADOW GUARD (SCARRED DRAGON PRINCE BOOK ONE) by Jessica Grayson
To save our kingdom, my father has promised my hand in marriage to our enemy. There are some who oppose the union and will do anything to stop it, including ending my life before I reach my betrothed. Aldryn is my Shadow Guard, sworn to protect me and deliver me safely to my future husband. But the more time we spend together, I find myself drawn to him in ways I do not fully understand. I know the future of my kingdom rests in my hands, but I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to allow myself to explore these feelings I have for my Guard. I know I can trust Aldryn with my life, but can I also trust with my heart? AmazonKU
BURYING THE DEAD ( THE DEAD SERIES BOOK FOUR) by Kerry Blaisdell
Sometimes the only way to stop the world from going to Hell is by working with Demons. Hyacinth Finch has one goal: Save her nephew Geordi from the Hell Demon who kidnapped him. But to succeed, she’ll have to work with his demon Mafia relatives, which she swore she’d never do. Worse, she’ll have to make another deal with the High Demons who murdered her. But Geordi’s life is worth it, even if she loses her own humanity in the process. Meanwhile, Hyacinth’s ghost boyfriend Eric is wasting away, after being ejected from his “borrowed” body. While digging in his past for something to make him fight for survival, she uncovers secrets that could destroy their relationship. Moreover, her feelings for Geordi’s demon cousin Jason are stronger than ever, though every morally impossible choice she makes drives him farther away. Can she save Eric and Geordi, without losing herself—and Jason—forever?
BEAUTIFUL UNDONE by Melissa Polk
It’s been nearly ten years since Quade last heard from Victor, his childhood friend and eventual lover. Resigned to a life of work and drudgery, the last thing Quade could have anticipated was an ominous summons from Victor to attend him at his home, Suriyel. With little thought to the consequences of his actions, Quade makes immediate plans to leave the city. After all, no matter the time or distance between them, Quade could never deny Victor anything. Victor, a powerful and reclusive mage, is now the Lord of Suriyel. With all the years he’s spent hiding from the world, he’s no longer able to imagine a life outside the boundaries of his lands. His every moment is devoted to untangling the curse wrapped around his sister, compounding her already failing health. Unbeknownst to the world at large, the tarn at Suriyel acts as a gateway to myriad alternate worlds. That gateway has been breached by Tristan Armoni, a power-hungry duke from another dimension–a duke who happens to be Victor’s mirror image and seeks to control more than just his own world. All that stands between Suriyel and Tristan is Victor’s magic. Without knowing the full extent of Tristan’s goals, Victor is desperate to find a way to save both his world and his sister. For Tristan, no act is too depraved and no step too far. He will stop at nothing to see his mysterious plans through to the end. Amazon Kobo
MONSTER IN THE MIRROR (SHADOWVALE BOOK SIX) by Kristen Painter
Shadowvale isn’t your typical small town America. The sun never shines, the gates decide who enters, magic abounds, and every resident bears some kind of curse. For Isadora Graham, Shadowvale seems like a dream come true. A safe haven where she can hide from the darkness that lives within her, and hopefully, keep everyone else from finding out about it too. She needs this kind of place where she’ll be left alone. Where no one will realize who she really is. Dr. Henry Jekyll, or rather a monstrous part of him, makes Shadowvale a more dangerous place for everyone, no matter how hard he tries to stop that side of himself from emerging. He’s doing everything in his power to control it, but control is hard, and solutions don’t come easy. Fortunately, the town understands he needs to be left alone. Until somehow things go wrong, and he gets a neighbor. Izzy is incredibly nice and for her own safety, Henry knows he has to tell her what everyone else already knows. That he’s a monster. But he only ends up shocking her and turning her against him. Then another disturbing encounter makes her understand he was telling the truth, and that they are so very much alike. When they join forces, their collaboration feels like a match made in heaven. Except for the part where the town is being targeted. And Izzy seems like the one causing all the trouble. Can Henry battle his own demons in time to save Izzy? Or will the monster in the mirror be the ruin of them both? Only time, and love, will tell. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
PIRATE’S PARADOX (SENTINELS OF SAVANNAH BOOK 6) by Lisa Kessler
Pirate Caleb Graves may be an immortal, but he’s also a navigator and a man of science. And yet he can’t explain the erratic tides threatening Savannah. Nor the terrible dreams of sailing through a vicious, supernatural storm that he keeps having. But when fascinating, petite dynamo Diana Williams marches up to his ship and demands to speak to the captain, Caleb is caught up in a wave of unexpected fear…and an electric frisson of longing for this captivating woman. Diana wouldn’t be a true psychic if she didn’t listen to her spirit guide. So when dream after dream compels her to visit specific coordinates in the Atlantic, she can’t ignore it. Now, she just needs a ship. Good thing she knows about a particular pirate ship that’s in tip-top shape. Complete with a surly, albeit hot, navigator who doesn’t immediately believe in her visions. But no matter how much Caleb objects, she’ll risk sending the entire crew—including herself—to the uncharted ocean. But both their dreams could be the key to saving Savannah and may even be a clue about the fabled lost city of Atlantis. Or it could damn them all to an unforgiving, watery grave. AmazonKU
THE KING’S DELIGHT (TALES OF LILLEFORTH BOOK ONE) by Sarah Honey
King Leopold of Lilleforth rules his kingdom well. He’s handsome, intelligent, and charming. It’s no wonder the neighbouring kingdoms are eager to provide him with a princess to marry. There’s just one problem—Leo has no interest in princesses. His tastes tend more towards handsome young men who enjoy a good spanking. Felix Hobson left the kingdom of Lilleforth as a teenager to train as a groom. While he was away he learned a lot, and not all of it had to do with horses—although riding crops were definitely involved. Now an adult, Felix is home to take up the position of royal groom, where he hopes he’ll have plenty of opportunities for a roll in the hay. When Felix mistakes Leopold for a horse thief and attempts to seduce him, Leopold is delighted by the irreverent, attractive lad, and sparks fly. Their arrangement is all fun and games, right until they both fall hard and fast. But while what they have together is a delight, there’s no way it can last—can it? They’ll have to navigate a visiting princess, an assassination attempt, and a kidnapping if they want a chance to find out. AmazonKU
NOT SO MUCH APPRECIATED (W/W/M MONSTER OFFICE ROMANCE) (WARTS & CLAWS INC SERIES BOOK 5) by Clio Evans
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
Alex expected many things to happen— but going into heat during a new hire interview with his secretary present was not one of them. Anne is a bright and sassy gorgon that has kept the Warts & Claws office from crumbling. Sylvia is a sweet arachnid creature new to the office and finding her place in the world. After months of chaos and destruction, these three are hoping for simple lives. But, when passions ignite and enemies return— they find themselves working to make it to the weekend one last time. AmazonKU
HEARTS ON FIRE: PART TWO (FIRE IN STONE) by Marina Simcoe
Conclusion to the Fire in Stone duet. Now stolen myself and brought into the world I never planned to come to, I have to try hard to survive. Or die like so many do around me. A war is raging in Dakath, and I don’t belong on either side of it. I can’t trust anyone in the king’s castle, not even Elex. His life is tied to the king, who is the most despicable man among the dragons. The gargoyles at King Edkhar’s Court are stronger, faster, more ruthless than I could ever be. But as the only human in the kingdom where everyone turns to stone at sunset, I may have an advantage still. No one knows what I’m capable of to protect those I love. An incredible power lies inside me—the power of human love. AmazonKU
Clothes off and claws out. We’ve got work to do. Cambry is everything an omega shouldn’t be. He’s tall, muscular and attacks every alpha who approaches him, shifting into his wolf form before making sure they know their place—away from him. Cambry’s father sends him to Feral Woods in the hopes that Cambry will return home too shattered to put up a fight against his next potential mate. If one alpha can’t tame him, then why not try two? With two hundred supervised acres, Feral Woods is a couple’s therapy center run by Bryce and Jake—two massive alphas who could tear Cambry apart. It’s not long before Cambry finds himself drawn to them, his inner beast submissive for the first time in his life. But he is met with dismissive refusal instead of interest. With his heart on the line and time running out, there is a chance he could remain broken forever. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
DEVOURED BY MONSTERS (DARK TEMPTATIONS BOOK TWO) by Katie May and Ann Denton
Monsters rule the world. And now, they rule me. After an attempt on my life, I find myself saved by an unlikely ally. Injured, confused, and faced with emotions I don’t know how to deal with, I hunker down in a monster’s safe house. But I refuse to stay hidden. With threats coming at us from all angles, I must learn to put my trust in the very monsters I swore to hate. The Grotesque. The Creeper. And then, I realize I must save the monsters who hurt and betrayed me. The Devourer. And unfortunately, the Empty Man. Because something is stirring inside of me. Something that tells me that maybe I’m not just a pet for these dangerous, malicious beasts. I think a part of me wants to be devoured by the monsters. AmazonKU
THE WHITE STAG (COURT OF THE YULETIDE FAE BOOK 2) by Cassandra Chandler
A New Year’s Eve wish unlocks the greatest magic of all…The White Stag is bound to grant wishes to anyone who catches him. Barely escaping from the powerful Krampus who has come after him with a wish in his heart that the Stag can’t bear to grant, he finds himself confronted by a mortal woman who has but one wish—to help him. Divorcée Sylvia Hart has made it through her first Christmas on her own since her heart was broken. Her hard-earned peace is shattered when she discovers an enormous, injured white stag buried in the snow behind her remote cabin before New Year’s Eve. Her only thought is to help the poor beast, until he turns into a gorgeous, kind man. Nothing can prepare Sylvia for what she will face when the Krampus comes knocking on her door looking for the White Stag. Sylvia has to make a choice—protect the Stag or protect her heart. With the White Stag’s help, can she let go of the past and learn to trust again, or will the fear that has frozen her heart keep her from ever finding love again? Amazon Apple Books Kobo Author’s Universal Link
BLOODSTONE (AMBROSIA HILL) by Rebecca Henry
There’s something wicked in the wind on Ambrosia Hill and strength is held within a stone. Zinnia knows nothing is as it seems in the witching world, and she realizes the aunts calling her back to the Fern House was not without consequences. Zinnia must embrace her witch abilities and undergo her biggest test yet. Can she learn to rely on her personal magic, the strength in others, and trust that what she sees isn’ t always reality? There’ s something wicked in the wind this Halloween on Ambrosia Hill and Zinnia must fight for those she loves most. AmazonKU
VALKYRIE LOST (VALKYRIES RISING BOOK TWO) by Shannon Pemrick
As the god of war and bringer of order and justice I can have anything. Except one mortal woman.
I came to Astrid’s prayer for justice. Why, I didn’t know. I should have left after that, but I didn’t. Something about the mortal woman lured me like no other had. It was wrong, I knew that. I should have allowed her to live out her short years as they were intended. Yet, not even I am a match for a yearning heart. From shared drinking horns to unforgettable nights, I am determined to bring her the honor she deserves, just as she has sworn to shield me from the horrors of the world. But when trouble amongst the gods stirs, Astrid may just pay the price for my transgressions. And the price for spilling the blood of my Valkyrie, is one too steep for any god.
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MICHAEL: SHIFTERS’ SECRET (BEAR HEROES BOOK THREE) by Aline Ash and Crystal Lane
When the den’s very existence is in danger there’s only one man they call: Bear shifter and sniper Michael Stone. But when his own shift is caught on camera, it’s the fixer who must fix this threat against his people. He must take out the person with the footage. Yet, when he has Janice Carter in his sights, he can’t pull the trigger. An ambitious reporter, Janice Carter just found the scoop of a lifetime. Shapeshifters exist! And she caught it all on camera. But when sexy bear shifter Michael Stone warns her to keep the secret at all costs, passion flares between them. Torn between ambition and desire, Janice is at a loss. When the story threatens to leak, Janice understands she’s not the only one who knows – and if she can’t stop the story, hunters will wipe out Michael’s entire den. To stop the impending slaughter, Michael and Janice are forced into a deadly game at the end of which they must decide: Is the secret worth dying for? AmazonKU
HUMMUS ON RYE: REAL WEREWOLVES DON’T EAT MEAT 3 by Karenna Colcroft
A six-year-old human child, who recently moved with his single father into the heart of the Boston North Pack’s territory, is missing–and Alpha Tobias Rogan has been framed for kidnapping the boy. Meanwhile, a new pack member with a traumatic past has drawn Saul Hughes, the rogue Alpha with a grudge against Tobias, to Boston. Kyle Slidell, Tobias’s mate, spots Saul and realizes he must be behind the child’s kidnapping. But Saul has retained his powers and uses them to erase his presence from the minds of all of the other Boston wolves. Only Kyle, with his unusual immunity to compulsion, is able to remember seeing the rogue. To protect his mate and save the little boy, Kyle will violate shifter law and ignore direct orders from the ruler of the Northeast Region werewolves. But will he survive the fallout? AmazonKU
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix
When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world. Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market. But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them.
THE KEEPER’S SIX by Kate Elliott
It’s been a year since Esther set foot in the Beyond, the alien landscape stretching between worlds, crossing boundaries of space and time. She and her magical traveling party—her Hex—haven’t spoken since the Concilium banned them from the Beyond for a decade. But when she wakes in the middle of the night to her grown son’s cry for help, the members of her Hex are the only ones she can trust to help her bring him back from wherever he has been taken. Esther will have to risk everything to find him. Undercover and hidden from the Concilium, she and her Hex will be tested by false dragon lords, a darkness so dense it can suffocate, and the bones of an old crime come back to haunt her. There are terrors that dwell in the space between worlds.
MYSTERIES OF THORN MANOR by Margaret Rogerson
Elisabeth Scrivener is finally settling into her new life with sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn. Now that their demon companion Silas has returned, so has scrutiny from nosy reporters hungry for gossip about the city’s most powerful sorcerer and the librarian who stole his heart. But something strange is afoot at Thorn Manor: the estate’s wards, which are meant to keep their home safe, are acting up and forcibly trapping the Manor’’ occupants inside. Surely it must be a coincidence that this happened just as Nathaniel and Elisabeth started getting closer to one another…With no access to the outside world, Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Silas—along with their new maid Mercy—will have to work together to discover the source of the magic behind the malfunctioning wards before they’re due to host the city’s Midwinter Ball. Not an easy task when the house is filled with unexpected secrets, and all Elisabeth can think about is kissing Nathaniel in peace. But when it becomes clear that the house, influenced by the magic of Nathaniel’s ancestors, requires a price for its obedience, Elisabeth and Nathaniel will have to lean on their connection like never before to set things right. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
SHADOW’S EMBRACE (DAEMONS OF SAN DELAIN BOOK 2) by M A Church
Kage: Am I still a monster? Very much so. Am I loved? Absolutely. Will I burn it all down to protect my mate? You better believe it. Hunters have come to San DeLain once again, and they’re targeting humans and paranormals for their sick experiments. Many have gone missing. Some for many, many years. Then new information comes to light, and plans are made to raid their top-secret lab and bring home those taken. But no one is safe, especially Austin. In the midst of all this, an old flame returns, bringing chaos into their lives. But not all is as it appears to be. Austin: Kage is still my monster, even if he’s no longer under my bed. I claimed him, and no flame from the past is going to take what’s mine. But the ex isn’t the only danger lurking in the shadows. The hunters have struck close to home, and something heartbreakingly evil is exposed, shocking the paranormal community.
Especially Kage. What is real? And what is nothing more than a mimic of the real thing? AmazonKU
QUEEN AMONG THE DEAD by Lesley Livingston
In the kingdom of Eire, banshees chill the air, and water-wights lurk in the rivers. But magic is outlawed by the king, and jealously hoarded by his Druid priests. Neve is the youngest daughter of the king, and Ronan is a Druid’s apprentice turned thief, making a living by selling stolen spells. They should be enemies, but their shared hatred of the Druids—and a dark magic that has marked them both—makes them unlikely, if uneasy, allies. When Eire is threatened by a power struggle, Neve must seize the chance to take her rightful place on her family’s throne, with the help of Ronan and the realm’s most dangerous outcasts. Their journey takes them to the outskirts of Eire, where magic still runs free . . . and where an outlaw and a warrior princess might carve out a future with spells and swords.
GRAVE GIRL: THE ACCIDENTAL REAPER SERIES BOOK 4) by Misty Evans
What’s a reaper without her scythe? An unrivaled gang of supervamps comes to town with a death-dealing agenda and steal my blade. My current investigation with Killion into the murders of three humans is put on hold until I can retrieve it. The quest makes me a target, and Killion and I unravel a plot that involves an alliance between the Undead and the Fae. They don’t just want the scythe—but can they “collect” the one magical artifact they do want? Meanwhile, Death insists I handle a vengeful ghost on a rampage in the hallowed halls of Soul Management Group. Unfortunately, this particular spirit will do everything he can to take out the reaper who caused his demise—me. Ghosts and supernaturals aside, it’s Valentine’s Day. Kill me now. What do you get a master vampire who already has everything?
MIDNIGHT MAGIC (BLOODLINES BOOK ONE) by Erin O’Kane
What would you do if you found out that everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie? Laelia has always known she was different. Being one of the rare few to possess a mate mark and be predestined to love another is just one of those factors. Not to mention growing up as an adoptee among werewolves, especially when you can’t shift. On the night of her twenty-first birthday, when she should be gaining full control over her wolf, something happens that changes her life forever. Unfortunately for her, three strangers happen to witness it. Magic. Accused of witchcraft, Laelia is dragged before the council of werewolves. To prove she is truly a werewolf and avoid a death sentence, she has to take part in a series of trials that test strength, intelligence and power. Discovering who her mates are will be vital to helping her survive this. The werewolf trials are beginning and not all is as it seems. Who will come out the victor? AmazonKU
A GUY FOR RYE (OMEGAS OF ANIMALS BOOK 7) by Lorelai M Hart
It all started with a new job…Omega wolf shifter Rye left everything he knew for his dream job and found so much more. The employees of Hansen and Wolfe Enterprises accept him, broken wolf and all. For the first time in his life, he’s ready to settle down. If only he could find the one. It all started with a favor…Alpha fennec fox shifter Griffin’s contracting business is thriving to the point of often having to turn away potential jobs. But when the owner of Animals calls in a favor, he makes time. Never once did he suspect he’d scent his fated there. It would’ve been the best day ever…if only his smexy wolf had acknowledged his existence. Griffin is used to omegas dismissing him because of his beast, but he always thought things would be different when he found his fated. Griffin was wrong. AmazonKU
MARISSA UNBOUND (UNBOUND 5) by Rebecca York
When Marissa learns her abusive husband, Arfon Hanson, plans to murder her so he can take another wife, Marissa flees. She hopes to find sanctuary at the convent where she was educated, but fate intervenes when Steffan Gwinett rescues her from the henchmen Arfon sent to bring her back. Years ago, Marissa and Steffan had been in love, but her father broke off their relationship, sending her away. Their chance meeting rekindles all their old feelings for each other. After they make love, Steffan vows to expose Arfon for a would-be murderer. Marissa won’t let Steffan take on the dangerous job alone. She disguises herself as a boy, and they begin an investigation of Arfon. They get more than they bargained for when they discover her husband is the leader of a demon-worshiping cult — and is making plans to offer a local boy as a sacrifice. Can they rescue the victim and find a happy ever after for themselves? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
DARKEST POWER (THE DARK ONES SAGA BOOK 6) by Rachel Van Dyken
VS Note: From DEC 13.
“…Eventually, the worship of Horus stopped. For the favored god had finally turned his back on his people—and disappeared. Until now…” What’s the god of the sky and war supposed to do when I’m stuck in modern-day Seattle with a team of immortals who’ve dropped me right in the middle of a battle between good and evil? I move in with Tarek, a werewolf, in an effort to join society and learn about modern times. Then I start my own TikTok and go to my brother’s bar to watch the ridiculous humans attempt to fall in love over and over again. Listen, I’ve already done my part in saving the world from a catastrophe a month ago—which is how I found myself in this very seat at the bar, stuck in a time that’s no longer my own. I’m bored out of my mind until I start bartending at Soul and am forced to train the new hire—Kit. She’s clumsy, shows up late to all of her shifts, constantly has it out for me, and doesn’t sleep. Ever. Which would make her a great asset, except as the full moon gets closer, she gets harder to control. When I find out the truth behind her identity, I know I must go down into the Abyss—to the immortals’ greatest enemy—to help her ascend. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose an eternity’s worth of immortality and pitch the world into chaos. And yes, going to my friends’ enemy is wrong, but I’ll stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means she dies at my hands. AmazonKU
BLOOD OMEN: AN INFINITE ARCANA NOVELLA (THE BEACON HILL SORCEROR BOOK SIX) by Sheena Jolie and SJ Himes
Remi has been doing the same job for the last two thousand years: specialist courier of valuable magical objects and sensitive information. Sent on a mission to get a powerful talisman to the City Master of the Boston Bloodclan, Remi ends up with an unexpected complication: Celyn, a beautiful fae college student who was in the right place at the wrong time. Celyn was instantly attracted to the sexy vampire when they met by chance at a pub. Thinking he was about to experience the best hook-up of his life, Celyn never expected to end up running across the streets of Budapest with Remi while the High Council of Sorcery was trying to kill them. Dodging spells and holing up in secret lairs, Remi and Celyn find something even rarer than the object Remi carries: a chance at true love. AmazonKU
A BIT OF A BITE (MOB TIES BOOK FOUR) by Milly Taiden
Liz Savage can barely make ends meet, and when her bank account is hacked, she’s on the verge of homelessness and starving and losing her dream of becoming a lawyer. When she witnesses a mafia hit, she has a brilliant idea: blackmail the mob for money. Okay, maybe not her smartest move, but that Tiger mobster sure is hot. Tiger shifter Ben Moretti is on a mission – take out the person blackmailing the family. The only problem is that the culprit is the most incredible woman he’s ever met and his mate. Obviously, he can’t hurt the one destined for him, but if he goes against the Don’s orders, both of them will be pushing up daisies. Why did she have to be so beautiful and sassy. Life just got extra complicated. How can Ben keep her alive when the mob is his family? He has to make a choice, kill his mate, or go against his people. Just when he thought it couldn’t be more difficult, the danger increases. There’s no place to hide and if he loses his mate they won’t have a chance at a happily ever after. AmazonKU
THEMIS (QUEENS OF THE UNDERWORLD BOOK 4) by RA Winter
VS Note: As the author explained to me, this is a re-release of a story formerly in an anthology and is a PREQUEL to the events in books 1 and 2 of the series. There is currently no book 3 (despite this one being numbered as 4) and the author intends to renumber them at some point. The author intends the title to be THEMIS’S REVENGE as stated in the blurb on ebook seller platforms although the book cover gives the title as THEMIS.
Zeus rewrote her laws. Now, Themis, Goddess of Justice will extract her revenge. She is Themis goddess of Justice, only she can write the rules that govern men. Zeus, king of the gods, has other ideas. Not only did he cheat on her, but he changed her laws. Horrified that Zeus has doomed an innocent man to be fed to a Titan god, Themis must descend into the depths of hades to save the damned soul- without Zeus’s knowledge. But an omnipotent being guards the prison of Typhoeus. One with blood pulsing through his veins. He’s neither god nor demon and he refuses her entry into Tartarus. With no way around him, she must go through him- and step directly into his arms. In a race against time, Zeus and the Titan god’s hunger, Themis is willing to sacrifice everything to save an innocent soul. But is she willing to destroy her own soul by opening her heart again? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
HELL BENT: A NOVEL (ALEX STERN BOOK 2) by Leigh Bardugo
Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory—even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale. Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can’t call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies’ most closely guarded secrets, and break every rule doing it. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if she is going to survive, she’ll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university’s very walls.
COSMIC SPELLS AND VAMPIRE LAIRS (COVENS OF EATON FALLS BOOK FOUR) by Mia Monroe
Are we destined to be star-crossed lovers or is Fate on our side? My friends are finding mates while I’m stuck with a sexy but silent vampire. Sure, Pietro is everything a boy could want- handsome, strong, brooding, and possessive. It’s just that with my gift, I’m well aware that he’s not the one fate has in store for me. He couldn’t be. For one thing, his mercury is always in retrograde. Besides, we have bigger issues to deal with than romance. We’re at war with a real jerk, and it’s only getting worse. If I’m going to be helpful, I’ll need to focus and listen to the stars, not stare at Pietro’s gorgeous face. I live my life with light and stardust while who even knows where Pietro’s thoughts are. Even I can’t get in his head. Everything changes when we go on a quest to find a missing witch who just might be possessed. I meet a person who sees more than I do, and he’s got a feeling about me. If I listen to him, and convince the vampire it’s real, I might just get everything I ever hoped for. That is, if this war doesn’t ruin everything before it even begins. AmazonKU
DEMONS AND DAMIANA (DARKLY DEPRAVED MONSTERS) by Violet Taylor
VS Note: Check the trigger warnings on ebook listing.
The Dream Eater comes for the children, snatching them in the night while they sleep. That is how it has always been. Pru will do whatever it takes to keep the children in her care safe from harm. But when tragedy strikes once again too close to home, she’s forced to make a life-altering decision. She’s going to kill the Dream Eater. The spell has been cast, the summoning circle set, but when the Dream Eater arrives, everything gets turned upside down. In her haste to take the massive monster down, she accidentally doses them both with a powerful aphrodisiac. And now the two of them are trapped together, as the potion sends them into a heat and need like they’ve never known. All she has to do is make it until sunrise. But can she avoid this undeniable pull to the Dream Eater? Can she still kill him now that her feelings are hazy and fueled by lust? Either way one thing is for sure. After tonight, nothing will ever be the same. AmazonKU
THE IVY CLOSE by Jane Ritzenthaler
When genealogist Trisha Grey decides to travel to the Cotswolds in England to explore her own family tree, she discovers more than just names and dates at a 14th century manor house. Seeing a young woman in 1700s clothing leaving love notes in an ivy-covered stone wall causes Trisha to doubt her own sanity. But she uncovers more than just an ancestor when she has to confront the effects of hurt and abandonment in her own life. And learn what forgiveness truly looks like. AmazonKU
HAVOC KILLED HER ALPHA by Marie Mackey
Never again will I be that little girl who dreamed of a pack to sweep her off her feet…I’m the omega who killed my alpha. The day I found my mates, I thought I’d found my home at last. Instead, I was kept from them and left to suffer. For months I clung to scraps of information, and I fell in love with each of them… Angel, Kai, Caspian and Bane. But when my worst nightmare came, I faced it alone. Found beside my alphas body, my pack has claimed me at last. But they’re too late. Now I’m trapped in their home with them. My mates. But there’s no happily ever after, because it won’t matter to them if I had a choice or not. The man I killed was their pack brother, and they hate me for what I’ve done. And it’s up to these four men to decide my fate. AmazonKU
HIS UNEGGSALTED OMEGA by Lorelai M Hart and Colbie Dunbar
Running into your mate is one thing. Running into your chipmunk mate and watching them thrown into their first shift unexpectedly is quite another. Alpha Dragon shifter Kirin never wanted a mate. He sees firsthand what the loss of a mate could do to a man each time he looks into his father’s eyes. No, the single life is exactly what he needs, and the odds are in his favor. Not a single dragon in his flight presented himself as his fated when Kirin shifted for the first time on his twenty-fifth birthday. He is in the clear…that is until he decides to represent his company at the upcoming trade show and everything changes in a flash…or is it a shift? Omega Chipmunk shifter Aldo didn’t mind being latent. In fact, he kind of liked it. Being latent means he doesn’t need to take his father’s place as king of the chipmunks. What a pretentious title that is for a pack alpha, not that anyone asked Aldo’s opinion. Instead he gets to run his furniture store and be left out of politics completely. He loves it. That is, until he goes to the country’s largest furniture trade show and shifts for the first time—in public—after bumps into his true mate. Aldo’s life turns upside down in an instant and, if it wasn’t for the smexy dragon who instantly went into protective mode, it could’ve been much worse. But, now what? He has a mate, his chipmunk is wanting to run around free —not once caring about human ways —and he’s expected to take his place as prince of his kingdom. AmazonKU
TRESS OF THE EMERALD SEA: A COSMERE NOVEL (SECRET PROJECTS BOOK ONE) by Brian Sanderson
The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emerald-green ocean has been a simple one, with the simple pleasures of collecting cups brought by sailors from faraway lands and listening to stories told by her friend Charlie. But when his father takes him on a voyage to find a bride and disaster strikes, Tress must stow away on a ship and seek the Sorceress of the deadly Midnight Sea. Amid the spore oceans where pirates abound, can Tress leave her simple life behind and make her own place sailing a sea where a single drop of water can mean instant death? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
DEFIANT MATE (MYSTIC RIVER SHIFTERS BOOK ONE) by Delta James
Nicole is done with men. Her husband left her for a thinner and younger model and never looked back. She has worked hard to be an independent, successful woman without a man. Although she is still a curvy woman, she is healthy and loves outdoor activities. Climbing Pyramid Mountain is the next adventure on her list of things she wants to accomplish. So why does she feel drawn to Asher, the know-it-all US Forest Ranger telling her she can’t make her climb? Asher Wells has found his mate, at last. He should have known that his spirited, fated mate wasn’t going to listen to reason. With an arctic storm bearing down on them, she was hell-bent on Pyramid Mountain for her first solo, technical climb. Luckily he managed to get an emergency beacon into her pack. Unfortunately, something has happened and Nicole has activated it. AmazonKU
THE FAE KING’S ASSASSIN: REALM OF DRAGONS AND FAE by Alicia Klapheke
Kill the Fae king or die. Raised to cut throats, hunt Unseelie monsters, and ride dragons, Berserker-blooded Revna is the best of the best. But she has been assigned the impossible. Her king demands that she kill the ruthless Fae king. With no other options, Revna must glamour herself and hide among the Fae king’s bevy of potential mates. But all of her training will be useless if she can’t figure out how to feign love. Lysanael never wanted to be king of the Fae. Partially because politics disgust him, but mostly because the king must beget an heir. Because of a terrifying secret, he refuses to risk mating and fights to conceal his dark past. A feigned courtship may be the only way through for both of them, but will their ruse save them or will the plan only tangle their hearts in unimaginable ways? AmazonKU
FIRESTONE: THE OMEGA AND THE EXILED PRINCE (LOST PRINCES OF MORONA BOOK ONE) by Claire Cullen
Exiled for a terrible crime, Prince Daegan lives a solitary life until an injured omega washes up on his shore. The unloved, unwanted son of the king, Prince Ellix dreams of the day he’ll finally make his escape through the marriage circuit. That day never comes. Instead, his father arranges a marriage for him. But when he reaches his new home, Ellix learns it’s all a lie. He’s not destined to be anyone’s husband, just a plaything to a powerful king. So he escapes. Daegan’s quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of the mysterious Ellix. At first, he wants rid of the timid omega, but Ellix’s companionship grows on him. Ellix is certainly in no hurry to return to his life, and Daegan has nothing to return to. Drawn together by loneliness and longing, they finally see their chance at happiness. But as truths come to light—about the present, and the past—the outside world threatens to tear them apart. AmazonKU
INCENDIO FLAME BORN (CHRONICLES OF AN URBAN ELEMENTAL BOOK ONE) by Auburn Tempest and Michael Anderle
Watch out Montreal. You’re in for a fiery ride. I knew three things about my life before adoption: I was a baby rescued from a blazing house fire, I was found in the arms of a dead man, and no one ever came to claim me. No one. Not ever. Now, as a Montreal detective, I’m dedicated to hunting truths for a living. Unheard voices. Cold cases. Unsolved mysteries. Unearthing secrets hidden in the shadows is my jam. Until the fae veil falls…When the world learns magic is real, everything changes. Montreal begins seething with prana energy, dormant genes activate, and seemingly normal humans experience magical awakenings. I have an awakening. Suddenly, everything I’ve obsessed over about my violent beginnings sucker-punches me in the gut. And what’s worse—the murderous factions who hunted me so long ago are back on my scent. Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. Incendio: Flame Born is book one of a spin-off series from Case Files of an Urban Druid and Chronicles of an Urban Druid before that. Join Jules and her found family as they fight the fight and discover who and what they are destined to become. AmazonKU
SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN (MAGICAL; TEA ROOM MYSTERIES BOOK 7) by Erin Johnson
Minnie’s vampire beau Fitz has just opened his country estate’s hedge maze to the paying public. They’re counting on the proceeds to fund the restoration of Fitz’s crumbling manor house, and to keep him from having to return to living in his cunning vampire sire’s nest. But on opening day, a local school teacher is found murdered in the middle of the maze. And to add to the intrigue, Minnie’s chased off by the ghostly specter of a Regency woman whose own life was taken in the labyrinth two hundred years ago. Now, Minnie teams up with a friend who has unexpected abilities, to catch the culprit, appease the spirit, and get the maze back in business. But when her sleuthing uncovers a strange tie between the two women’s deaths, Minnie questions whether the killer is living, or undead, and if the maze will ever be safe again. Will Minnie catch the culprit and put the angry spirit to rest or will she hit a dead end and become the murderer’s next victim? AmazonKU
FIRST RITUAL: SUPERNATURAL BATTLE (COVEN CAVES BOOK ONE) by Kelly St Clare
I’m Tempest Corentine—twenty-one, single, and already dreading the next twenty-one years. Except one month ago, the impossible happened. I formed a magical bond with someone I’ve never met. The link appeared in my darkest moment, and finding this person is my sole purpose. Two issues: The magus probably lives in The Buried Knolls. The coven there might have murdered my family. My plan? Kiss the hot guy at the bar in case I die tonight. Knock on the coven’s door. See if the council kills me at the next full moon. Foolproof. Whether it’s fake relationships, a supernatural game, or unfathomable matching runes showing up on me and a gorgeous male grimoire, I’ll do whatever it takes to find the person on the other end of this bond. Just try to stop me. AmazonKU
FAR FROM NEVERLAND by Rylee Hale
Peter Pan left Neverland and grew up. Now I want him back. It’s been fourteen years since he left, since Neverland’s star died out, since a blanket of frost fell over the island. Despite the Jolly Roger being anchored in a layer of ice, I’m not yet willing to give up this perfect, Peter Panless Neverland. Well, it’s not completely perfect. A threat looms here, a shadow devouring the island. I don’t want Pan back, but he’s the only one who can stop it. However, when I find him, there are two problems. One, Peter Pan has no memory of who he really is. Two, I can’t seem to resist him. Making him remember isn’t going to be easy, and not just because I hate him like sin, just like all the sinful thoughts he inspires. I can’t allow him to distract me. The fate of Neverland hangs in the balance. The old Peter Pan has died, and a new one’s risen from his ashes. He’s a star—Neverland’s sun—and I don’t care if I get burned. Captain Hook is very much the villain we all love in this standalone MM dark romance. AmazonKU
DRAGON TONGUE (RISE OF THE DRAGON RIDERS BOOK ONE) by Ava Richardson
VS Note: From DEC 28.
Cora knows her grandmother’s stories of the noble dragon riders by heart, even though most people consider them just a myth. But for Cora, the legends are a pleasant distraction from her concern for her ailing father, and the enormous debt they owe to the king’s garrison. Desperate to help her father, Cora becomes a scale scavenger, risking life and limb by entering the territory of the deadly, feral dragons to gather the highly valuable scales. But her first attempt nearly ends in tragedy when she’s trapped by an angry dragon. They are both stunned when she unlocks the secret of communicating with him. As Cora and the dragon, Alaric, grow closer, they uncover more secrets from the kingdom’s past. There was a dark conclusion to the dragon rider legacy, brought about by a malicious force that sought power at any cost. That force still holds the kingdom in thrall—and has no intention of allowing the dragon riders to rise again. Can Cora and Alaric reignite a legend from the past, before it’s too late? AmazonKU
CAT SCRATCH MURDER (BOOK ONE – CRYSTAL BEACH MAGIC MYSTERY SERIES) by Karen McSpade
Magic in this witch’s family has a name: Trouble – Meet Sidney Grace. Quirky journalist, Hesitant witch, Professional butterfingers. Her grandmother believes Sidney’s talent for communicating with the dead makes her the most powerful witch in the family, but Sidney just wants to make it through the day without getting fired. A young writer living in Boston, Sidney is far from the small wacky town of Crystal Beach, Florida, where her spell-happy grandmother retired. She is perfectly happy with her career, her four cats, and the fact that she hasn’t been on a date in… well, years. All is well until her estranged mother informs Sidney that her grandmother has been arrested for murdering a resident at her retirement community. Sidney road-trips to Florida to discover that her grandmother has no alibi, her grandfather isn’t as dead as she thought he was, and one of her cats can speak. To make matters worse, the handsome Officer Reece is tough on criminals and even tougher on witches. Who cooked up the deadly scone? And why are residents at Shifting Sands suddenly disappearing? Now, Sidney must embrace her own magical talents to prove her grandmother’s innocence and stop the killer bent on destroying anyone who gets in the way. AmazonKU
THE SAVAGE FAE’S MATE (WILD HUNT BOOK ONE) by Lola Glass
I threw a penny into a fountain… and ended up abducted by a group of fae called the Wild Hunt. They dragged me into their world and made me one of them. And then, they started hunting me.
I managed to convince their leader to take me somewhere safe, but after I got there, he revealed the price of his help: Me. I thought their hunt was going to be the death of me… but it turns out there’s nothing more dangerous than a male fae who has decided you’re his mate. AmazonKU
THE MUSE (ANGELS AND DEMONS BOOK TWO) by Emma Scott
Cole Matheson didn’t think the road to being a successful painter would be paved in gold, but he hoped there’d be a few less potholes. Insidious self-doubt that whispers that he’s no good, talentless, hopeless has him on the brink of despair. Maybe it would be better to just give up. A midnight visitation by a beautiful creature of darkness changes everything…Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch surrendered to darkness centuries ago after knowing only pain and suffering during his short life. Now, Ambri makes humans dance on his strings, feeding on their desire for his own pleasure. But his liege lord questions his loyalty and commands him to bring a human soul into their dark realm. Cole Matheson seems like an easy mark, but Ambri didn’t count on his goodness, or the depth of his generous soul that wants Ambri just as he is. And Cole never expected to find in Ambri a muse who unlocks his talent and might also be who his lonely heart has been searching for. Something fragile yet powerful grows between them, and the possibility of soul-deep love hangs in the balance, if only they have the courage to reach for it. But fairy tale endings don’t come without a price. The dark forces Ambri answers to have been promised a soul, and they’re coming to collect. AmazonKU
GRIM (THE WITHERING MYSTERIES BOOK ONE) by Amy Boyles
Grim is having a bad year. A hunter by trade, his world is ripped apart when he is cursed with a sickness that is slowly changing him into one of the very creatures he hunts. Worse, Grim is forced to abandon the woman he loves for fear that he’ll destroy her. So he must find a cure. Otherwise, they’ll never be together. Yet there’s hope in a thorny alliance with an eccentric billionaire who lives in a castle. But the billionaire has his own problems. He’s being hunted by an elusive monster, one that wants him dead. So, he strikes a deal with Grim—capture the creature and Grim will be healed. Now Grim must navigate a castle filled with creeping shadows and portraits that seem alive, a suspicious butler, and the billionaire’s young daughter. She may hold the key to unlocking the truth behind why the creature is hunting her father—if only she could remember the past. Can Grim stop the monster, break the curse plaguing him, and be reunited with the woman he loves? Or will he succumb to the darkness growing inside of him? AmazonKU
BEARS IN MIND (URSA SHIFTERS BOOK ONE) by Sam Hall
My ex-husband broke my heart asking for an open marriage. Then I found out he had already been sleeping with someone else. So I dumped his arse and moved out, But in the process found myself in the arms of four smoking hot strangers. They pull out all the stops, lavishing me with all of the attention I’d been missing out on, But these guys have a secret. Am I going to be able to cope with the truth when it comes out, or is it going to be too much to bear? AmazonKU
ALL GOOD MAGIC COMES TO AN END (SUPERNATURLA MIDLIFE MYSTIQUE) (SHROUDED NATION BOOK TWO) by Brenda Trim and Tia Didmon
In the shadows of Ravenholde, the things you can’t see will kill you. With the infection ravaging our mystical town and no antidote in sight, tensions between the Shadow Council members are at an all-time high. When I start to find a place within the Shifter community, Caton shows signs that he may have been hasty in ending our marriage, but Lucinda turns the coven against me to ensure I can never return. The controversy with the Council initiates an argument with Ayesha, my mentor, and business partner, and I’m faced with losing my shop and the means to help the people of Ravenholde. Do I turn my back on the town that raised me or risk losing the one thing in the world that’s mine? AmazonKU
ARCHER: A DRAGON VEIL UNIVERSE STORY (SOLITARY DRAGONS BOOK ONE) by Minerva Howe
VS Note: A re-release.
Archer knows he doesn’t belong in the human world. So he sticks to his cabin in the mountains outside of Flagstaff for the most part and lives the life of a solitary dragon. Except there’s this gorgeous man named Holt who pulls him down to town more often than he’d like…Holt has no idea what Archer has done to him, but he’s going to hunt the guy down on his mountain and find out. He’s gaining weight even as he feels sick as a dog, and he wants to make sure this isn’t contagious.
Archer can’t believe he didn’t know Holt had dragon blood in him, but it’s pretty obvious now that Holt is carrying his baby. Can he convince Holt that he doesn’t want to be solitary anymore? AmazonKU
HEARTH & HEDGE: HEARTH AND CAULDRON MYSTERIES BOOK TWO by Shawn McGuire
“We’ll figure this out. People don’t get stabbed every day. Even in Whispering Pines.” It’s time for the annual Whispering Pines Tour of Gardens, and people are arriving by the busload. Discussions of raised beds, different types of fertilizers, and proper amounts of sunlight can be heard all around the village. Then, just as things are getting underway, someone vandalizes the gardens. Between running her successful shop, Hearth & Cauldron, and dealing with her new teenage roommate who has turned her orderly homelife into the female Wiccan version of The Odd Couple, Reeva Long’s days are full. She doesn’t have time to track down suspects. It’s the middle of the busy tourist season, though, and solving this crime isn’t high on the sheriff’s priority list either. So Reeva and her sidekick best friend, Ruby, dig in. When events escalate, however, and one of the witches on the tour is attacked, the amateur sleuths fear there’s something more sinister going on in the village. AmazonKU
Settled and mated with my pack, one day my life is blown apart when I discover what they’re selling on the black market and I’m forced to leave them, starting over as an ex-mated omega. I feel like my life is over until I meet them. It soon becomes apparent that they should be my mates, but trying to convince them is another story altogether. It’s only when I fall into danger and they come to my rescue that things change but will it be for better or worse? AmazonKU
FAIRYTALE FLICKER (BEASTS IN WAITING BOOK SEVEN) by Viola Grace
Issa lived her last few years in shadows, going out with all her skin covered until she attended a friend’s wedding and bumped into the guy who started it all for her. He just wants a hookup, and she doesn’t want to play, so she leaves him and returns home after the wedding. Covered up after a nocturnal grocery run, she finds two men on her porch, and one is her would-be hookup. The alphas agree to court her, and she agrees to let them… with conditions. There is a rough start, an awkward mistake, and a truce before they can begin moving forward to join the magic that binds them. Daynette met her alpha years ago, then attacked the same night. She had no memory of the night but one adorable souvenir. When one of Issa’s mates recognizes the little girl’s distinctive features, he makes a call. Daynette’s world tilts as she ends up looking up into eyes that look exactly like her daughter’s. Oh boy. She really wished she could remember their time together.
Amazon NOTE: The author has lots of books on Apple Books and Kobo so this one may get there
GUILD OF SECRETS (OBSIDIAN QUEEN BOOK ONE) by Shari L Tapscott
VS Note: An “updated” re-release.
If twenty-two-year-old Madeline Bennet knows anything for certain, it’s that she’ll get her desired apprenticeship with the Royal Guild. After all, her family is well-connected, and she’s all but dating the grand duke’s nephew. But Madeline does not get her apprenticeship. Instead, she finds herself working with a trio of knight marshals, traipsing around the US, arresting all manner of magical miscreants. And if tracking trolls, running from murderous pixies, and stumbling into a dangerous web of criminal activity isn’t enough to keep her occupied, there’s also Gray, Jonathan, and Eric—the knights themselves. They’re strong. They’re skilled. They’re ridiculously handsome. And they don’t want her on their team. The four must play nice for six months, but can they even manage a week? And what will happen if the knights realize the royal advisor’s daughter isn’t just a prissy girl in heels? She’s harboring a dark secret—one that could prove to be more dangerous than even Madeline imagined. AmazonKU
Billy has always been a loner, but after being bitten by a ferocious wolf, his need for solitude becomes even greater. He can’t get a handle on the wild forces now running through him. He makes the best of it by carving out a territory in the Canadian wilderness, but he’s far from happy with his lot in this strange, new life. Luc knows Billy is just the guy he’s looking for. His small pack is made up of men who are special even among weres. Their ability to control the elements — air, earth, fire and water — makes them uniquely qualified to act as spirit guardians. But presently there are only three, and they need Billy to complete them or Luc will lose much more than his position as alpha. It’ll take a lot of fast talking to convince Billy to join their pack, but first the Wild Ones will have to catch him.
HUNTED BY THE DRAGON KING (CROWN OF THORNS AND SINS BOOK ONE) by Meg Xuemei X
The ruthless demigod dragon doesn’t believe I’m a storm chaser but deems me the reincarnation of some femme fatale who seduced his entire team and murdered his BF. Unfortunately for me, I look just like her. While he hates me with a passion, he also burns for me. I shouldn’t crave the fireworks whenever we’re together—it always ends in disaster. Especially after I learn the dark truth—the vengeful gods cursed him to endure endless hunt until he finds his fated mate and slays her. I have one goal—to escape Ryder and the heat that makes me want him every second. Should I fail, I vow to bring Ryder to his knees before he ruins me. AmazonKU
A TUNE TO MAKE THEM FOLLOW (THE SEVERED REALMS) by T A Lawrence
Piper’s job is simple. Take the children. Don’t get caught. The rules she binds on herself; however… Well, they’re a tad more complicated. Kidnapped as a child for her connection with the Old Magic—the one that grants her the ability to enchant others with her music—Piper knows good and well the rules of the Coup, the underground organization intent on bringing down the fae regime. As the Coup’s first “recruiter,” she’s supposed to take the strong, the good-boned, the clever, the healthy. Except Piper doesn’t always do what she’s supposed to. Instead, she makes a few rules of her own. Like how she only takes the children who need taking—the children who suffer harm and neglect in their current homes, the ones who come with her willingly. The children for whom a life bound in service to the Coup would be a mercy. But when a deadly oversight leaves Piper injured, stranded in the forest, and unable to protect the no-nonsense child to whom she’s promised a better life, she’s left with no other choice. She strikes a bargain with a handsome archer whose aim is almost as deadly as his past. Oh, but there’s another rule too. Don’t fall in love. Especially not with a human who has no idea who Piper really is. AmazonKU
UNBREAKABLE WOLF (THE WEAKEST WOLF BOOK THREE) by Eve Bale
Alphas give orders. Submissives take them… or they should. I’ve always known where I fall in the pack hierarchy. Right at the bottom. Not that I was ever content to stay there. But I’m more than a submissive. Galen Hunt was the only person to recognize that. He was also the man who ripped my world apart… and then put the pieces back together with an additional piece I’ve learned I can’t do without. His heart. I was finally ready to embrace my new life as Luna, leading the Hunt pack alongside Galen. But then someone took him from me. They made him bleed. They could have done a lot more than that. Something permanent. Now, they’re about to learn how a submissive kills. What does a submissive shifter do when she’s expected to lead a pack on her own? If she’s me: She gives orders, she protects, and she damn well gets vengeance on anyone who hurts her pack. And if that person is the man she loves… she takes them apart. AmazonKU
During an investigation for suspected arson, Kenton’s ESP tells him there’s more than meets the eye in regards Con. However, he isn’t prepared for the overwhelming attraction he feels, which appears mutual, and when the two men get together, sparks fly. Kenton’s suspicions about Con are correct, and when he thinks he’s been used, he’s heartbroken, and goes away to lick his wounds. But he’s about to find out that when fire and air combine, there’s nowhere to hide.
FALLEN MATE (CHOSEN BY LUCIFER BOOK THREE) by Callie Rose
VS Note: Author states blurb has spoilers for previous books.
The devil fell in love with an angel… and now there will be hell to pay. The first time I laid eyes on Lucas Hale—Lucifer—I should’ve turned and run the other way. But I didn’t. Instead, I agreed to work for him. I allowed myself to fall for him. I gave the Prince of Hell my heart…and now he’s taken it and disappeared. The gulf between us is like a hole in my chest, but I won’t let it break me. I can’t. Because Cephalus still wants me dead, and a new enemy is stalking me from the shadows. If I want to survive long enough to figure out the truth of who I am and find a way back to my soulmate, I’m going to have to play this game my way. Not as a pawn. But as a queen. AmazonKU
RESCUED BY THE WOLF SOLDIER (MATING GAME BOOK THREE) by Skye Wilson
He’s my protector. And the one shifter I can’t have…Rumor has it that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew being the first female alpha, and the constant attacks and attempts on my life are becoming exhausting. When a serious soldier with a charming smile called Ryker steps in to save me, I know I’m in trouble. My only option is to hold a competition to find my mate, so I can unite my pack with a strong man by my side. With the contest so cutthroat, I’m going to need protection. Ryker is the obvious choice. He can pretend to be a contestant while keeping me safe, even though it’s clear that he doesn’t like the competition. If he wasn’t so dedicated to his job, I’d think that he was jealous. And if my pack didn’t come before my heart, he’s exactly the sort of capable mate I need by my side. Except Ryker is the one man I can’t have. And if I give in to my desires, we could both end up dead. AmazonKU
VS Note: Was previously published on Literotica.
Aslin joined the Tirian army disguised as her younger brother, intent on saving his life. Skilled with a bow and fluent in Almanian, she quickly earned the trust of her fellow soldiers, all the while keeping her identity hidden. When a covert operation goes horribly wrong, Aslin finds herself a bound captive in an Almanian fortress. Nothing about her imprisonment is what she expected, least of all her captor Ero, an enigmatic captain of the Almanian army. They both have secrets to keep and weapons to wield, but they have one thing in common: an undeniable, magnetic attraction. Aslin will do whatever it takes to keep herself alive. Ero will do whatever it takes to keep Aslin. AmazonKU
SIXTH OF THE MARK (BONDS OF THE ALPHA ACADEMY BOOK TWO) by Elena Morgan
I know now what I am. But without training, my abilities are dangerous. My bonds have avoided me since they found out what I truly am, an abomination of the Abyss, worse than any of them. The other shifters want our power bond separated before I can seal the bond with all of them. But with each of us, we only grow stronger. We’ve finally found the last member of our bond. Finding the Sixth has only made things more complicated for our bond group. And it’s definitely not who I expected. Gage, Mason, Dmitri, Kaz, and the mysterious Sixth. We all have to come together to fight a bigger evil that’s coming our way. Or the divisions between us will be the thing that takes us out. AmazonKU
THE DRAGON’S FAKE MATE (BAD DRAGON’S BRIDE BOOK FOUR) by Harlow Blaze
Starla – Starla’s witchcraft hides a terrible secret. She’s a rare human able to have shifter children. Her magical disguise is the only thing keeping her from becoming a dragon baby factory. Over her dead body. She has a job. Too many people need her for a stupid destiny to upend her life. There’s one problem. Her fated mate. Mars, the dragon shifter’s mercenary, is her own personal demon. Hotter than sin and a stone-cold psychopath, his obsession with her threatens to ruin everything. His presence pushes her magic to its limits. If he gets too close, he’ll figure out their connection. But when Starla’s friend goes missing, keeping Mars away isn’t an option anymore. There’s only one way to pull off an undercover rescue mission. A fake honeymoon with the husband from hell. Mars – The witch is hiding something. Mars doesn’t know what, but he feels it in his bones. It draws him to her no matter how much he fights, driving him to the brink of madness. He can’t eat, can’t sleep—he even risks losing his position in his clan. Forcing Starla to marry him is an unorthodox solution, but he’s always been a problem solver. It’s damn hard to escape an interrogation while holding hands and sharing a bed. But the more wedding rituals he drags Starla through, the harder it is to remember that she’s the cause of all his problems. Her sweet scent and feisty temper make him dream of getting his fake wife real pregnant. Mars won’t let his strange new emotions interfere. The honeymoon isn’t ending until he gets what he wants more than anything. The truth. And revenge. AmazonKU
CLAIMING HIS HEIRESS (BILLIONAIRE SHIFTERS BOOK 1) by Viola King
Never negotiate with an alpha. Unless you want to be seduced…Winding up in bed with a handsome stranger for one night was a way to help me forget my grief over losing my father. It’s just my luck he turned out to be a buyer interested in my family business. Patrick Crenshaw, a.k.a. the Silver Claw pack alpha, is as dangerous a businessman as he is between the sheets, and he’s set his sights on my father’s corporation. I may be an heiress, but I’m no walkover, and our heated negotiations become more seductive than productive. But when I discover the sort of secrets someone would kill for hiding in our company’s books, I’m not about to walk away. Especially when there’s evidence to suggest my father’s death wasn’t an accident. Suddenly, sparring with Patrick could prove more dangerous than I ever imagined. Because if I trust the wrong person, I may not live to discover the truth. AmazonKU
WE’RE ALL MAD HERE (VICIOUS WONDERS BOOK ONE) by Leann Belle
The White Rabbit is following me. I can’t outrun him. He’s fast, he’s ruthless, and if he hadn’t drugged me and dragged me off to this godforsaken “Wonder” land, I might find his platinum hair and striking rose gold eyes attractive. But here, the only wonder I’ve been finding is in the gaze of these beautiful men as they watch me run. Never do they try and help. No one wants to risk the wrath of Coello, the vicious White Rabbit himself. Except Mau. The Cheshire Cat, as he calls himself. He may talk in riddles, but he’s always popping up when I’m in a dire situation, whether it be with the Twins or the Caterpillar or the Mad Hatter or the Queen of Hearts. I don’t know if I can trust him, but what other choice do I have? AmazonKU
WINTER OF THE SHADOW FAE (LAND OF THE FAE BOOK ONE) by L P Dover
Twenty-five years have passed since the darkness was defeated in the Land of the Fae. Since then, the realm has flourished under four courts. Winter Spring Summer Fall However, nothing is as it seems. An evil lurks close by, known as… the Shadow Fae. Years ago a plan was set in motion to keep the darkness alive. But there is one who’s destined to defeat it. Ella, the future queen of the Frost Court, has trained to embrace her destiny and save her people. When Kai, the Shadow Fae leader, crosses paths with Ella, he knows it’s his time to strike. Yet things take a shocking turn when he begins to long for the one woman he’s supposed to kill. While passion ignites between the enemies, there is no escaping their fates. Ella is meant to save her people, and Kai has no choice but to end them. A decision must be made… and it could cost them everything. AmazonKU
THE ALPHA KING’S REJECTED MATE by Laura Wylde
I’m a reject. My true mate doesn’t want me. My pack turned their backs on me. I woke up in the middle of the woods – hurt, alone, and confused. The only memory I have of my former life doesn’t bode well for me. The smell of danger lingers in my path. My shifter powers grow stronger as does my desire to mate. My need to belong is fulfilled by three shifters : Sterling – An irresistibly possessive Alpha. A chiseled cowboy. Dominant and arrogant. But willing to yield if need be. Tyler – A lone rogue wolf. An ex-Rockstar. A sensitive soul with power over animals. Dutch – Rancher and single dad. Stubborn yet kind and gentle. What’s not to love about my newfound family and the life I’m building here? It’s not my current life I need to worry about. It’s my past that won’t let go. When the forces who want to get rid of me make their move, I’m confident that with a trio of gorgeous shifters by my side, the enemy is doomed to fail. My three fierce protectors will never steer me wrong. AmazonKU
TALES OF A WITCH (WITCHES OF NEW YORK BOOK THREE) by Kim Richardson
VS Note: from DEC 30.
Landing in jail was not how I expected to spend the rest of the night. Nope. I had imagined some horizontal mambo with a certain uber-hot giant. Instead, I find myself stuck in a ten-by-ten cell, hungry and with a serious need to pee every hour, with only the cold stone walls and the occasional cockroach as my companions. I’m trapped in the bowels of the Gray Council building. And I don’t know if I’ll ever get out. So when Darius—a.k.a Gray Council silver-haired dumbass—pays me a visit and offers me the choice to either rot in my cell forever or take on a job for him, I take it like a shot. In exchange for my freedom, I’m sent on a task to find a jewel, the Jewel of the Sun. Sounds simple enough. Right? Wrong. Adding to my problems, someone is watching me from the shadows, causing all my warning flags to sail as though in a thunderstorm. I’m not getting any paranormal vibes. Not vampires, weres, fae, nothing. Not even witch. But I know this person is bad news. As though that isn’t bad enough, if I don’t find the jewel in time, I could lose everything. AmazonKU
LINGERING THREATS (ARTEMIS UNIVERSITY BOOK 18) by Erin R Flynn
My name is Tamsin Vale and… I’m stressed. Shocker, I know, but being a college senior at the top supe university is hard. Well, now that the curriculum is what I need and challenging. And I’m also the ruler of a whole world including two realms that have been warring for thousands of years that I’m trying to bring together. I also have five mates. Do I really need to justify anything else or why I have a temper? However, I finally feel as if I’m walking the same direction as most of the people in my life. I’ll always be different as the heir of Faerie or the daughter of a demigod, but I’ve found my team and people. Mostly. Nothing is without issues. I just feel like my inner circle is finally all on the same side with the same goals. So I can handle the stress with their support. I simply wish to get over those speed bumps and issues faster than is actually possible. My magic isn’t that powerful, and I feel more deeply as a fairy. Then again, I’m pretty sure no matter the species, we all wish we could let people who have broken our hearts back into them. AmazonKU
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Thanks so much for the shoutout for Cyborg’s Revenge!