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.
A prison break. Adrenaline junkie and explosives specialist Kinsley “Switch” Morales had a chip on her shoulder long beforebeing caught in what she suspects is some sort of intergalactic human-trafficking ring. Aliens not only exist, their reptilian bodies are stronger, their honed reflexes faster, and their shiny scales nearly impenetrable. But nothing will curb Kinsley’s resolve to commandeer their spaceship and return home to Earth—even if that means crawling behind enemy lines and cozying up to their uncompromising captain. An undercover mission. When Raveno Hoviir catches Kinsley outside her cell, wreaking havoc in his control room, he sees more than just her strength, resolve, and courage. He sees a golden opportunity to…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Savage. Brutal. Possessive. This alien barbarian will stop at nothing to make me his. When I caught my fiancé cheating on me with my best friend right before our wedding, I thought my day couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong. It got a lot worse. Like, alien abduction worse. Now I’m being held captive by a tribe of fierce alien warriors with striped skin, piercings, and horns. But when the leader of an opposing tribe comes to their village for peace talks one day, he takes one look at me and everything changes. He throws me over his shoulder and steals me away from my captors, claiming me for his own. I should be afraid of him. He’s even more massive and muscled than any of the other aliens I’ve seen so far, and I can’t understand a single word he says. But when he sets me on his furs and gazes down at me like he wants to devour me…Some part of me wants to let him. AmazonKU
Baby books never mentioned knotty cravings. Heather – What to Expect when the Omega is Expecting warned me about a lot of things when it comes to pregnancy without an alpha around. Never did it mention that I would develop romantic feelings for my balled fist. I need a knot. Or a growl. Hell, I’d do with a purr. So I call the omega distress line, shamelessly taking from the alpha operator what I need. There is some panting involved. Maybe a little yelp. Before I know it, the operator is banging on my door for a wellness check. Oops. Davin – As a kinash working the distress line, I purred for many omegas. Never before did I accidentally get one off, only for her to scream and hang up. Concerned, I rush to her den to make sure she’s alright. She’s not. Because she has a dire case of waddling around in compression socks. She wants me to be her surrogate, which offers me half work at full pay. All I have to do is stick around until the youngling comes, and not do anything stupid. Like fall in love with a family. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
Pregnant and unbonded, I decide to take one last space cruise before settling into motherhood. When my ship crashes on a foreign planet, I think I’ve hit rock bottom… until evil scientists pull me from the wreckage. A furry alpha with golden fur, a devilish smile, and the filthiest purr saves me and for the first time in my life, I feel seen. Wanted. Loved. Except being stranded in the wilderness is the least of our problems. Will he be able to get us to safety, or will our enemies tear us apart? **This story is knot for the faint of heart. It is a dark action-packed Omegaverse romance set in a world where violence and sexual situations occur. Scenes are not glossed over. Sensitive readers please abstain.**
I’m on stage at the Auction House ready to sell my virginity to the highest bidder. No matter if he’s human, shifter or…alien. I hope to snag a quiet, contemplative, and easily influenced billionaire. He’ll need patience to put up with an aloof “bad girl” like me. I dress entirely in black, never smile and have no plans of ever falling in love. Safety and security, with an assumed name, is what I require. And if this mysterious buyer wants to marry me and move us to his remote mansion in the hinterland, all the better. My goals are simple: Wreak retribution upon my enemies. Care for my darling, ailing senior cat. The lights go up and a roar echoes in the audience. A heavily armed, tattooed male pounds his fists against his hairy chest and strides straight for me, a look of extreme cunning flashing in his other-worldly red eyes. What the heck? My jaw drops when I see this “man” who wants marriage on the spot. He’s…he’s an alien warrior with tusks? Ugh. How am I supposed to reign over this handsome, muscle-bound alien alpha? My body might be for sale tonight, but my heart is certainly not part of the bargain. AmazonKU
They told us we’d be helping our country. That we’d be preventing war. It was all one big fat lie and we believed it—until it was too late. Waking up on a bus headed for a war-torn country was just the beginning of the nightmare I couldn’t wake up from. They’d told us during our time in the Omega Care Center there was a chance we might be sent to another country if we didn’t find a pack. They didn’t say we’d be drugged and put on this bus sent to be breeders for a war that would never end. Here they didn’t see us as human, only a tool to produce more soldiers whether we liked it or not. I learned quickly that my stubborn streak was going to make the difference between letting this new life destroy me or surviving long enough to escape. Unfortunately my fighting nature and refusal to submit is what attracted the attention of the very people I wanted to avoid. Now I’m being sent off to a remote military outpost close to the front lines, to be the personal breeder of the General’s heir and Commander of the Northern army. Will I be able to survive in a world that sees Omegas as less than human? Am I strong enough to keep fighting when the world keeps telling me to submit? It better be, because I’m going to prove once and for all that not all Omegas are weak. I will not let this ruin me, I will survive even if I have to take the whole army down. AmazonKU
Calvin Kant is what anyone would want in a reporter — an excellent typist, a dogged investigator, and an upstanding citizen. Oh, and a superhero. At least, his alter ego, Maxim, is. Fleeing a messy situation at his last job, Cal has arrived in Capital City without much direction. That is, until his new colleague Liang Lu sweeps him into a dangerous assignment at a maximum security supervillain prison. What could go wrong? Well, a supervillain prison break could leave both of them trapped and in peril with Cal having to juggle his growing attraction to Liang with his need to protect his secret identity. And that mess Cal was running from could catch up with him at exactly the wrong moment, leaving him vulnerable and unprotected. Luckily for him, though, Liang’s got more than good looks going for him. But can the two men save the day, and each other, and find their own comic book romance? Amazon Kobo
My name is Skye McAllister, I’m a psychic witch and a healer. My life is a rollercoaster ride of craziness. My unique electrical powers have a bunch of alien males eyeing me like I’m prime rib at an all-you-can-eat banquet. If that wasn’t bad enough, a crazy old witch transformed herself into a half-human Kotsor spider and is trying to kill me with hexes, magical bombs, and her zillion hatchlings. Have you ever tried to disarm an enchanted bomb with space Neanderthals trying to claim you as their mate? It’s a good way to die. To keep me alive, Zarek, the Coletti Overlord, assigned me a partner. Vorian is a badass War Commander who is used to people obeying him immediately. Like that’s going to happen. I will admit he’s sex on two legs, and so damn pretty. But if I let my hormones dictate my actions, we’d be bound for life. Not happening. Once we rid the galaxy of Mallox and the evil spider lady, I’m ditching his fine ass. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A runaway nonbinary teenager with uncontrolled psychic powers and secret trauma. An impulsive girl whose psychic powers have forced her to become an intergalactic celebrity. No one on their home planets understands them. What if they could be the perfect team? From fighting an evil ghost preying on an exoplanet’s queer population, to freeing the captive population of an orbiting sweatshop, no mission is too dangerous for this badass pair. But what happens when their feelings for each other change? Child of the Crystal Planet is an #ownvoices novel in linked short stories with Weetzie Bat and Star Wars vibes, featuring love, friendship, and found family. Amazon
He died trying to protect me. Or so I thought. On a hellish Earth I created my own slice of Heaven with Agrish…until it was burned to the ground. Along with my safety. For the last year, I’ve done nothing but run. Alone. Afraid. And with a broken heart. The Burning Sun orc clan was supposed to be my refuge. But then I see him. My giant orc. Rescued and living among them. And now it’s my purgatory. Each day he goes out in search of me – the woman that caused him to nearly die. But finding me will only trade one suffering for another. And I love him too much to put his life at risk again. But this last year holds more secrets than his survival. See, if Agrish succeeds in his search, he won’t just find me. He’ll find a daughter as well. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Time is running out for the planet Jai. The artificially intelligent Gods who rule the galaxy have withdrawn their protection from the chaos-ravaged world, just as their most ancient enemy closes in. For Yasira Shien, who has devoted herself to the fragile planet’s nascent rebellion, it’s time to do or die – and the odds are overwhelming. Enter Dr. Evianna Talirr. Talirr, the visionary who decimated the planet and began its rebellion, is not a woman to be trusted. But she’s returned with an unsettling prophecy: the only way to save Jai is for Yasira to die.Yasira knows it can’t be that simple. But as she frantically searches for other options, what she finds will upend everything she knew about the Gods, the galaxy she lives in, and herself.
There’s an old saying that no plan survives contact with the enemy. But what if the enemy is your fated mate? Asia – Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan. I was supposed to be “captured”, gather intel from the inside, then be rescued and returned to safety. But the moment I saw the enormous, electric blue scaled alien dragon warrior, my heart leapt into my throat. He’s Order, the enemy, but I can’t help but notice the way he looks at me. He still locks me in a cage though. Velyk – The fate of Tajss rests on us, the loyal brothers of the Order, but some of us have lost their way. I will not waver. The cause is too important and the sacrifice too great. The sudden appearance of the human female ruins everything when my dragon breaks free of its chains, despite all my years of training. It demands that I grab her, take her, carry her away and make her mine. My treasure. Yet as difficult as it is, I control my primal urge and allow her to be taken into custody. But when the Order’s plan for her races towards fruition, my resolve is sorely tested. Do I keep my oaths or betray everything for love?
Interplanetary agents and smugglers — when they collide, their chemistry will be explosive. White Russian (Wanted 1): After weeks of lonely space and one breakdown after another, Tiressa just wants a drink to relax while the nebula storm passes. But when she orders a White Russian, he’s not quite what she expects. Undercover so deep only the Supreme Commander of the military knows his mission, Yuri Dubnikov’s situation is bad. Convincing Tiressa he isn’t the villain will definitely take work. Vodka Shots (Wanted 2): Dmitry is pissed as hell. He was betrayed by a woman he trusted and now she must pay. When finally catches her, her reasons for her betrayal — and her abrupt departure — chill his blood. With secrets and conspiracies at every turn, Dmitry must decide who to trust. The lives of everyone he holds dear may depend on his decisions. Molotov Cocktail (Wanted 3): Hawk has been baffled by Onyx since they first met. The woman defies all reason. A man can only take so much, and when Onyx defies his orders in the heat of battle, Hawk decides to show her what a fiery explosion a Molotov Cocktail can really ignite. Amazon Kobo
VS note: A re-release with ‘minor tweaks’. Sounded good, added to my TBR list.
After years of slaving away at a dead-end job, Laurel gets the chance to join a party welcoming the Vargi—a peaceful extra-terrestrial race—to her city. Even better, it puts her in close proximity to a Vargi whose sun colored skin and rich golden hair have filled her fantasies since the moment he first appeared on her TV screen. Just as she’s daydreaming about what’s under his uniform, bullets fly from the direction of a band of “Aliens go home” protestors. Acting on sheer instinct, Laurel throws herself between her Vargi and danger. Ting’arak never felt the impulse to bind himself to anyone. Until now—with the Terran sprawled across his body. But it’s impossible. He shouldn’t be wondering if her eyes are really as blue as the rare flowers on his home planet, or if her yellow hair feels as soft as it looks. Thrown together to track down the would-be assassins, Ting and Laurel share a kiss that flares into passion. But when his secret plan to trap the culprits backfires, her courage could be the very thing that separates them. Amazon
Rax Varon, head of security on the interstellar pleasure cruise the Ignisar, loathes the Royals of his home planet, especially House Lysero, the palace lording over his home city. The last thing he expects returning from a visit to his mother is the insufferable only princess of House Lysero hitching a ride on his shuttle. Kateri Lysero is desperate to escape her arranged marriage into powerful and dangerous House Hasantis. Running from her pristine public image, her abusive uncle, and her distant mother, she stows away on the first deep-space shuttle she can find, hoping to vanish among the stars. She never dreamed her survival would hinge on convincing the grumpy green brute piloting the shuttle to hide her away on his infamous sex cruise. Reluctantly playing bodyguard, Rax helps Kateri hide in plain sight while also keeping her out of trouble. But when trouble finds her, he knows the only way to keep her safe is to teach her to defend herself. When a mysterious Royal arrives on his ship, he learns there’s a better way to protect her. He has to marry her. AmazonKU
VS note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ+ scifi release of note.
In this highly anticipated second book in The Desert Willow Series, the Grey aliens are back and Lily Dawson, the government liaison to the Interdimensional Beings who protect Earth, is called back into action. Only this time, it is her half IDB daughter, Birdie, and another hybrid teen, Rosemary, who will be called upon to create a treaty to save Earth from certain destruction. Soon life is further complicated by an unknown earthly threat, a human, who seeks revenge. Will Lily be strong enough to deal with the consequences of protecting the Earth from the Greys? Is she willing to give up everything she loves to protect her home planet and fulfill her duties as a government liaison? Only time will tell, and time is swiftly running out. Amazon
TRJUN – When I charged the enemy to rescue a ravishing female who caught my eye, I didn’t expect the mate bond to drop me to my knees. Captured, I’m locked behind electrified bars in a genetic lab where a researcher throws the female into my cell and demands we reproduce. I vow to do everything in my power to make my little mate happy, but I won’t claim her until I extricate us from this cruel prison. Once we’re free, she can have anything she wants from me so long as she doesn’t want me to let her go. BRIANNA – Once, I was a golden child. The perfect accessory for my parents’ social climbing. Then their prospects soured, and they sent me to Utopia. Betrayed by everyone, I gave up on life and love. Then I was thrown in a prison cell with a red-hot alien demon, the first being to ever truly protect me. I don’t understand his growls and snarls, but inside the curve of Trjun’s wings, I do know I am safe. Teamwork and a bit of luck help us escape the secret lab, and with the sun on my face, I swear I’ll never live for anyone but myself again. But one look at Trjun and I want to throw caution to the wind. Do I dare stay safe in his arms forever? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ+ YA scifi release of note.
Adan Testa is on the run. Somehow he can use the centuries-old tech left behind by Neska’s original colonists. And that makes him the target of powerful forces willing to do whatever it takes to learn Adan’s secret for themselves. With relentless Union operatives hot on his heels, Adan and his friends begin a perilous journey along the 500-year-old trail to find the only thing that can give Adan the answers he seeks. AmazonKU
For Kaylar’monushava’dresh, receiving coordinates to the human planet, Earth, was supposed to solve his most immediate problem of satisfying the council. They wanted a human female, and as an elite warrior he was to provide it—even if he did let his cousin’s female escape with her mate. His calculations for success were high. He even provided extra insurance for himself by picking up a biotech hatchling. And… nothing goes to plan. If being crashed on an island on Earth and surrounded by hideous amounts of water were not bad enough, E302, the hatchling that caused the crash, is growing rapidly to monstrous proportions and he is trapped with an alluring human who is rapidly making him forget his duty. Can they escape the island and E302 intact, and will he succumb to the greatest temptation of all—one he believed he would never have—a mate to call his own. Over a year ago, Meg Hart escaped the Red Reaper camp but life at The City wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. The division between the camp girls and the other women they arrived with at The City never seemed to let up. There was no forgetting her past, so she sought to escape it the only way that seemed reasonable…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
The most dangerous pirate in the skies might be the one who steals your heart. Yvette Séverin has piracy in her blood. The only child of the vile Captain Redbeard, she has commandeered his name, his best smuggling routes, and a perfect airship. Now she’s determined to shove all her past failures aside and make herself the best possible captain. The new Captain Redbeard leaves no woman behind. If protecting her crew leads to kidnapping a prim and proper—and irresistible—psychologist… C’est la vie. The last thing Catalina Navarro needs is …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Mia and Severith are undercover, pretending to be married. But the cult they are infiltrating has some strange sexual practices. Will their partnership be blown to pieces? Only one thing is certain—someone is going to get…Punished. Mia Deen is a strong, independent woman—she’s also a police detective in the Human Kindred Relations Department of the Tampa PD. Petite but curvy, Mia has worked hard to make a name for herself in a man’s world and she certainly has no secret sexual wishes to be dominated in any way. Severith is Mia’s partner—he’s also a rare Dae’mon Kindred warrior. Seven feet tall, muscular, with red skin and horns, he’s a warrior to be reckoned with. But though the bad guys fall down at his feet in fear when they see “The Devil” coming, there’s one thing Sev can’t master—his intense attraction for his partner, Mia—an attraction which apparently is not returned. All goes well until Mia and Sev are sent undercover to expose a cult. The PPP or Peaceful People of the Prophet have some very strange religious beliefs—the strangest being that a wife must submit unconditionally to her husband and he has the right to punish her sexually if she disobeys him. While pretending to be a married couple, Mia and Sev begin to question everything about their relationship. Will the charged atmosphere of the strangely sexual cult blow their partnership to pieces? Will Mia learn to submit to Sev or will her troubled past keep her from giving in to the intense attraction between them?
They warned her that the cobra’s kisses are poison…John’s life has been one mistake after another. How does a normal human guy end up turned into a cobra shifter and then become a henchman for evil scientists? Just when he thinks he’s finally free, he ends up right back at the mercy of another. Rachel and Matthew know they’re not supposed to exist. If FUC knew that their father used experimentation to save their lives, they’d be done for. But a new arrival has them curious about the world outside their bunker. Matthew believes the answers are at FUCN’A, while Rachel is captivated by the new prisoner. The things he tells her cannot possibly be true, but she can’t keep away from him either, and taking such risks could prove poisonous for her health. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS note: An ‘expanded’ re-release.
Lieutenant Commander Dekessa “Dek” Garr is second-in-command of a security force that protects a discovery buried deep inside an ancient lava tube. The implications of the find are staggering, and the stakes are high if their enemy—the Alliance—ever learns the truth about Site D. When her commander suddenly departs with zero warning and a mysterious visitor arrives, her job becomes a whole new level of complicated. Sno Telon has an exercise to perform, and he isn’t about to let anyone stop him–including the dedicated acting commander known as Dek. But when his partner, CaSandra, a bioengineered dog-cat-weasel-mongoose, takes an immediate liking to the team leader, Sno realizes there’s much more to the woman than harsh words and hard scowls. When Dek is attacked by an invisible foe who infiltrates the off-limits excavation, she immediately suspects Telon as the obvious culprit. But her interrogations of the man don’t go as planned and an unlikely bond forms between them as they reach a startling conclusion. Could the invisible perpetrator actually be an Alliance spy who’s about to blow open the secrets of Site D? Can Dek trust Telon and his StarDog partner to help root out a possible Alliance operative, even if it means breaking every security protocol in the process? If her instincts about Telon are wrong, Site D’s secret could be lost forever…and her life along with it. Amazon
I’m exactly who they say I am—an omega and an outcast. When Bjorn Nightblood runs me off the road, I label him my enemy. Little do I know, he’s my fated Alpha. I used to hide my true self. My real nature. But when I’m around Bjorn, I can’t hide anything at all. Not even my attraction to him. I don’t want to be claimed. The last man who claimed I meant the world to him left without a reason. That man was my father—and he was an Alpha too. Why should I trust another one? Either way, because of my ties with a certain rival alpha group, I don’t think the Uncaged will welcome me into their clan anytime soon. Or likely ever. The Alpha says he’ll fight for my trust and my love even if it takes forever. AmazonKU
Thirty years ago the world as we know it was lost. Now humans live like rats, desperate for food and safety, the wall towering before us as a mocking reminder of what happened…A wall I find myself running to for refuge. I’ve spent my whole life uncovering the truth, telling the world the reality behind the stories that they watch. I’m the one on their screens, the adrenaline junkie, the mayor’s perfect daughter. Until one day I pick up the wrong story. With no other choice, I run and hide in the one place I will be safe from those hunting me…The wall. However, once over it, I don’t find safety, I find chains. Captured by my enemy, a monster, and held at his whims I have no choice but to use every weapon at my disposal to keep myself alive and prove my worth to him. Samael, The Mad King. The monster that hates humans more than any other, the one who watches me like he cannot wait to kill me, but when fate intervenes and we find ourselves turning to the other for answers he has no choice but to keep me alive. After all, my enemy’s enemy is my friend. Lies have been told, truths have been revealed, but now its time to end this once and for all. It is time for the monsters to take their revenge. It is time for our Monstrous Ends. AmazonKU
Olarra sacrifices everything to warn Benlon about a Pylorian plot that threatens his entire species. Their attraction smolders and flares while they battle the destructive nanobots wreaking havoc inside each lunar raider. They try to stay focused on the crisis, but bonding fever is impossible to ignore. The Pylorians sabotage their progress at every turn, and time is running out! AmazonKU
This is the second of the Once Freed novels of the Galactic Cyborg Heat Series. Full of hot passionate males set in the Galactic Cyborg world of dominance. AmazonKU
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VS: Since I had such a great 4.5 Star review on this book last week from Sophia at the Books of My Heart Blog – she’s been working her way through basically all the Sectors novels and I’m so thrilled and honored AND her critiques are spot on. She gets me and my characters but she also brings up a few things for sure.
Newly graduated from a prestigious interstellar medical school, Dr. Saffia Mandell has been assigned to the Haven Two colony on the galaxy’s outer rim as the only doctor for some 2000 human residents. She’s counting the days until her five years there is up, trying to adjust to rural living after life in the crowded Inner Sectors and fighting her attraction to Chief Ranger Micah Navonn. She’s dreading the upcoming tourist season when the rich and pampered will descend on the planet for the scenic wonders and novel sports opportunities and no doubt inundate her little clinic but the colony depends on the seasonal income to survive.
As the senior official for his people, the Calinurra, the indigenous inhabitants of Haven Two, Micah enforces the treaty, regulates the tourist permits, patrols the forests and resists his fascination with Dr. Mandell. He never expected to be involved with a human woman and doesn’t want to believe in the concept of a fated mate. He wants to keep his life simple and isn’t ready for any long term commitment. Besides Saffia keeps proclaiming she’ll be leaving when her appointment is up in four and a half years so why should he risk his heart?
Then a ship arrives unexpectedly carrying a very ill little girl and soon the deadly virus is spreading through Haven Two. The colony authorities are desperate to cover up the problem to preserve the all-important tourist season and Saffia and Micah have to work together to battle the outbreak, the local administration and their undeniable feelings for each other. Can the colony survive? And will Micah and Saffia be able to move past their fears about entanglements to act on the mutual attraction? Amazon Apple Books Kobo Nook Google Play
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The richbloodsuckersdon’t want to pay taxes. Too bad, so sad. They’re the least of my problems right now. At the wise suggestion of my beloved mate, I indulge in a little retail therapy so I don’t dismember the pissed off crew of greedy Vamps who don’t want to pay their fair share. How could a trip to the happiest place on earth aka Target go wrong? Let me count the ways… Martha and Jane want to ride in the cart. Vinnie convinces me to buy chicken potholders because everyone needs poultry inspired oven mitts. Most horrifying? I’ve run into the most dastardly and most boring enemy yet, and they’ve turned my happy place into a nightmare. Their diabolical powers have already put Ethan into a trance, and I’m next on their list. I’m going to have to rely on my unconventional crew, Martha, Jane, Vinnie and some undead mimes hopped up on caffeinated blood, if I want to kick ass and end this supernatural snoozefest. Adding my untrustworthy, homicidal sister to the mix might end in catastrophe, but it’s a case of the Devil made me do it. Disaster has struck again, but I’ll handle it on my terms—fashionably and with no mercy. May the best Vamp stay awake long enough to win… and let it be me. AmazonKU
This wolf is biting the bullet of love. Working in the ER, Maeve has seen some weird stuff, like the guy with numerous gunshot wounds who literally hops off the operating table and walks out. Which isn’t as strange as the people who claim they saw a wolf running out the main doors of the hospital. All par for the course on a full-moon shift. What Maeve doesn’t know is she saved the life of the local Alpha. Griffin is tough, and those who tried to kill him will regret their failure, because he is now out for revenge. The problem is identifying the enemy. Is it the rival wolf gang over the river, or a stranger trying to steal his Pack? The answer appears to be tangled up with the doctor who operated on him. A woman with a delectable scent—and secrets. What does Maeve have to do with the violence targeting his Pack? And what will the sexy doctor say when she realizes he doesn’t just howl in bed?
He never expected her…Jaguar shifter Ren never thought he’d fall for anyone again—not after the last woman he opened his heart to tried to cut it out. Literally. But the moment he met Grace he fell hard and fast for the sweet human. Except she’s made it clear she’s only looking for friendship, and he wants it all. But he’ll do anything to claim her heart. Grace officially has a crush on her friend—a quiet jaguar shifter with kind eyes and deadly skills. However, he hasn’t given any indication he wants more than friendship. So she vows to move on—until they’re given an assignment by their Alpha. When they’re stuck together under the same roof, sharing one bed, it becomes impossible to hide her attraction. But then an unknown threat surfaces, putting Grace’s life in danger, and Ren will stop at nothing to protect the woman he knows is his mate. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Echo and River have blurred the line between Dead Born and Green Born, revealing the ultimate secret. They’ve discovered there’s a way to save humanity. The Sovereign is the one who carries true immunity against the deadly superbees. And now they must find her. As the first Dead Born to have Immunity, Echo is the logical conclusion. Except countless have died in the search for the Sovereign. Because the one way to be sure is to be stung by a queen bee. Only the true Sovereign will survive. AmazonKU
Death is supposed to be the end. Not in my world. The dead never move on, not since Death walked off the job and disappeared. As a necromancer, it’s my job to police the spirits while they remain stuck and, well, problematic a lot of the time. Death really needs to take his head out of his backside and get back to work, wherever he might be. After a horrible incident in the tunnels of the London Underground, my life takes a sharp turn. It’s all my fault and I’m sent off to a small town, a move to keep me out of sight and mind for the time being. Shamed, reputation dragged through the dirt. I’m not getting that promotion anytime soon. On my first day in the town, I get caught up in a strange murder case, and Death saves my life. Yes, the Death. The delectable, mysterious Death. Goodness, he is hotness personified. But what happened to make him walk away from his responsibilities? And why is he so deliciously tempting, my desire a raging inferno every time he looks at me with those incredible eyes? I shouldn’t be thinking of an immortal being like this, but with every passing hour I can’t stop myself from falling deeper into infatuation. I want him. Resistance is… impossible. AmazonKU
She was tasked with restoring the balance. He was the one who skewed it. Together, Light and Dark collide…And nothing will be the same on Earth again. Thea is nothing short of an angel, though she denies the biblical term. She radiates a halo of light and vows to protect the planet along with its native inhabitants. Her task is challenging, but being on the surface of the planet she created is a dream come true. Until her heart is stricken by the enemy- and she can’t figure out how to eradicate his presence. Ren is a villain in recovery; a recovery he isn’t sure he’ll survive. Until he sees her. The Light. His mate. She’ll either choose to save him from himself, or wither him like all the others. AmazonKU
Sophia – I’m not shy. I’m not demure. And I’m not an omega. That doesn’t stop me from wanting my alpha professor and his pack. They may be out of bounds – older, experienced and forbidden – but one by one they fall for me too. Charming Liam. Beautiful Gabriel. Protective Roman. Despite appearances, not everything is right with this pack, though, and my past threatens to destroy our burdening relationship. I know I’m playing with fire. But burnt fingers have never stopped me before. And neither will my professor’s reservations. Perhaps he’s right to be cautious. Because the problem with fires? They can burn out of control. AmazonKU
Enter the Grimm Forest one last time. . .Four stories. Four adventures. New things will come to light in this final installment of the Lords of Grimm. HATEFUL AS A SISTER – Some creatures are meant to hold the power in their hands. Some are meant to fear it. Others decide to take it for themselves no matter what destiny speaks. Those are the most dangerous creatures of all. . .ORIGINS: THE FROG KING – It was never meant to be his story. MY EVANGELINE – The stars shine bright for those who love them. Wake up, My Evangeline, and be born again. YOU, ME, & THE SEA – It’s been so long since Captain Bluebeard sailed the ocean. It’s about time he did so again.
Emmett might not have a job. He might not be going to school. He might not have any friends. Heck, he might not even be all that happy. But he’s clean; that’s the important thing. And all that spare time? It means he can really focus on screwing up his friendship (and absolutely nothing more than friendship) with Jim, who just happens to be the most important person in his life. When their friend Chloe shows up at their apartment, being chased by men with guns, Emmett and Jim find themselves dragged into a conflict they don’t understand. A year ago, they saved Chloe’s life from a band of supernatural killers. Now, it seems someone is after her again. It’s up to Emmett and Jim to stop them, which might be easier if they could figure out why everyone wants her. It won’t be that easy, of course. When Chloe’s on-and-off-again girlfriend gets taken hostage, Emmett and Jim will have to race to save her. But an invisible war is raging all around them, and they’ve just stepped into the crossfire.
Hunters are coming out of the shadows. New enemies are on the horizon, and the war grows larger every day. For centuries, vampires have lived among humans in secret until one press conference threatens the livelihood of bloodsuckers worldwide, including my inhuman children. I dare my adversaries to come anywhere near them. But I can’t fight alone. I need my powerful vampire husband at my side. But the Council of Elders is up in arms, ancient vampires, whose only course of action against this threat is to use Sam Mason as a scapegoat. Sam’s own kind is hunting him, forcing us to separate into two camps to keep our family safe. To make matters worse, my deranged sister, Rianne, has thrown down the gauntlet. The only way to deal with her is to fight to the death. I have no plans to die, but fate has a twisted sense of humor. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Doctor Stacey Barnes may have ridiculous rules about who she’ll date, but when it comes to murder, she’s gravely serious. After being called to investigate the latest body, Stacey has to team up with her childhood friend and forensics genius, Gabriel Rook, to uncover who is behind the deed. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Tragedy strikes for Galen and Talia is by his side. But there are forces beyond earth that are vying for Talia’s blood and it will take more that wolf power to beat them.
Tashi is a body catcher, paid by inhabitants of the poor districts of Ossiri City to dispose of inconvenient corpses. The fewer questions he asks about them, the happier everyone tends to be. It’s not an easy life, and the money isn’t great, but it’s better than the life he led when he was first thrown out on the streets with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Then a colleague asks him to help with the bodies of a woman and babe who died in the birthing. Not just any woman and child, either, but a royal princess and her secret bastard. Though he wants no part of the mess, Tashi agrees, and finds himself facing his past and enough trouble to kill him and anyone stupid enough to help him.
He’s an Alpha looking for a home. She’s an outsider with no one to call her own. Can they find what they’re searching for in each other? Derrick Rand is an Alpha Dire Wolf, a rare and powerful species of Shifter. When he hears about the seemingly ideal town of Blue Valley, New Jersey, he, and his crew, fill their tanks and mount their bikes for the long cross-country ride. Tired of the nomadic life, Derrick is determined to find a place to call home. Lucy Corwyn leads a fairly simple lifestyle, moving from town to town and working crappy jobs to make ends meet. Feline Hybrid Shifters aren’t exactly high enough on the food chain to claim territory. After her junker breaks down, Lucy finds herself stranded and without funds. Time is of the essence for this not-so-big Cat. She needs to earn some fast cash to fix her car before some dumb Shifter tries to turn her into a chew toy. Luckily, she spies a help wanted sign at a biker bar. Walking into Serious Moonlight to inquire about a job is a piece of cake, or so she thinks. Imagine her surprise when the sexy new owner turns out to be her mate… and that’s not all. The gorgeous male is not only a Dire Wolf, he’s the Pack Alpha. Larger than life and chock full of testosterone, this monster is used to getting his way, but that doesn’t mean Lucy will make it easy on the big guy. No way. No how. If the big bad Wolf wants to catch this little she-Cat, he’s gonna have to shake that sass. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Welcome to Golden Hope, where the whole town will cast you under its spell…Storm and the rest of the Witches Murder Club have finally uncovered the truth–who killed Storm’s family, and Gary. There’s only one problem: getting justice. The crew sets out to find the perpetrator, and Storm wants some answers she’s been waiting decades for. But will the killer get to them first? AmazonKU
Winnod abandoned Ariana ten years ago. Ariana’s fated mate denied her. She mourned his loss but she didn’t pursue him. She refused to chase a male who didn’t want her. She found her inner peace but her loneliness echoes from her to air dragons. They tell her to call him in the old way. If he’s a true mate, he’ll return. If he’s not, she should move on. When Winnod returns, will his revelations tear them apart or heal the wounds? AmazonKU
My role as Moric—ruler of a small and prosperous fiefdom in a quiet corner of the world—has always been painfully dull and stifling. Until a beautiful, otherworldly creature with pink skin and a mane of golden hair falls through a strange void that has appeared in my guestroom. And I am instantly captivated by him. I have never seen anything like him. I have no idea where he came from, and what else is through that unsettling void—another world filled with soft-skinned, defenceless creatures like him? No tails, no horns, no claws, no sharp teeth. Tiny clothing, rounded ears, bright blue eyes. He is fascinating. And I want to keep him. But I have no idea how my citizens and councillors will react to his presence—to the knowledge that a whole other world exists, and there is a portal to it in my guestroom. As much as I try to keep him my secret, the truth starts to slip out. And those in my fiefdom who cling desperately onto power do their best to tear us apart. To take him from me. I won’t let them. Lor is Book Seven of the Monstrous series, a post-apocalyptic m/m fantasy series that features monsters and human men falling in love. It is best to read the series in order. AmazonKU
The longer Mo Ran spends in his life reborn, the less he understands the man he once was, to say nothing of the teacher he so hated. As emperor of the mortal realm, Mo Ran loathed Chu Wanning with all his being, but the Chu Wanning of this life has sacrificed himself for his student’s sake time and again. Nevertheless, with the day of Chu Wanning’s greatest betrayal on the horizon, Mo Ran clings to his hatred and his hopes: he must not let the past repeat itself. Yet strange new tragedies continue to unfold, and Mo Ran finds himself working alongside Chu Wanning to hunt down the mysterious culprit—a cruel mastermind who may know more about Mo Ran than even he remembers. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Listed under PNR Ghost/Vampire categories.
Kir “Master” Vasiliev doesn’t care whether he lives or dies. He’s a burnt-out shell with no one and nothing but his club. Whatever Torpedo Ink needs, Master will put himself in harm’s way time after time. If he doesn’t make it back, he’s certain everyone will move on just fine. Investment banker Ambrielle Moore knows her own mind, and she’s not willing to settle for anyone. So when a second-rate gangster and his thugs try to coerce her into marriage—and giving up all of her family’s money—she’s having none of it. Until they turn to cold-blooded murder. Grieving and enraged, Ambrie is ready to go scorched earth on her captors when Master shows up anticipating a damsel in distress. But Ambrie is nothing like he expected, and everything he never knew he desired.
Twin sisters Tabby and Sage co-own a candle shop, but will it all go up in flames in Valona Jones’ series debut, perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Bailey Cates. 30-year-old fraternal twins Tabby and Sage Winslow own The Book and Candle Shop in Savannah. Sage is hot-headed and impulsive while Tabby is calm and collected, making them the perfect partnership. When one of their customers is found murdered, from a blow to the head, that partnership is put to the test.
Blithe McAdam had been seen in a heated argument with shop clerk Gerard, which immediately makes him suspect number one. The twins are convinced of Gerard’s innocence and start digging into Blithe’s past. But no one is cooperating. The neighbor who found the body isn’t talking, medical examiner Quig won’t give any details about the autopsy, and nasty rumors begin surfacing about the drowning of Blithe’s father years earlier—evidence that could seal Gerard’s fate. Tabby and Sage dig desperately for the truth. But it’s not only their friend who’s in peril. With the clock ticking, the twins find themselves in the grip of an unseen and deadly energy that has seeped into their midst—and in the sights of a ruthless killer.
I’m the only one who can save her. My freedom comes with hers. She’s my mate and my dragon will fight to keep her. She’s my only reason to lie. How could someone as incredible as her want me? She’s so smart and independent. I’m just a convict with no future. Maybe if she sees the real me, if I can lower my walls. But the last time I did, I was betrayed. I won’t let that happen again. AmazonKU
In No Man’s Circus, the Ringmaster controls everything–even me. Every evening, I’m forced to perform. High above a crowd of supernaturals, I fly on my lyra. Never high enough to escape my captor. And when the lights go down and the audience goes home, it’s just him and me. I shouldn’t enjoy it. This obsession he has with me. But as a hybrid in a world where power is king, I’m nothing special. Except when his eyes are on my body. He’s a beast whose strength is unparalleled, a creature who demands my obedience, but even as the twisted parts of me are drawn to him, I refuse to be broken. He’ll have to kill me first. AmazonKU
Finn – Stumbling into a crime scene is pretty typical for me. As a human, joining the VRC has done everything but keep me out of trouble. And now I seem to be playing a part that I’d really rather not play… if I want to keep my head, that is. By my side is my partner Marcus, a vampire who has vowed to tear the world apart—and even a mattress—to keep me safe. I want to do everything I can to protect my newfound family, no matter what we’re forced to face. Marcus – When ghosts from my past step right into my path, I want to look the other way. I’d rather enjoy my life with Finn, figure out a way to make my brother less obnoxiously gaudy, and find out how to never go roller skating ever again. Finn is the bravest person I’ve ever met, but he’s also a human and we’re working against some of the strongest vampires in existence. I’m left doing what I can to shield those dearest to me while trying to keep the past from consuming the present. I can’t let the same mistakes happen again. AmazonKU
The Academy has fallen to the enemy. Cole had to flee to Faerie. His best friend Flynn—my bully and tormentor—holds all the answers. My family secrets are like a noose, slowly tightening around my neck. To vanquish my demons, I’ll break all the rules. I’ll kneel before my dark prince and infiltrate his world. Mortals shouldn’t eat Faerie fruits. Every witch knows the rule. Can I handle just one bite? Or two? What about a taste of forever? AmazonKU
According to legend, swans sing most beautifully before they die. As shifter royalty and the next in line to lead my clan, I believed I was invincible. Until my mother disappeared without a trace and I learned my entire existence was a lie. My fate was sealed when the last of my power was stolen by human men. From that day forward, I buried the life I’d been born into, along with any humanity I had left. Until all that remained was pure animal rage. When the past arrives with twin promises of winter’s death and spring’s renewal, I’m given the chance to reclaim the life I was destined for. The question is—how badly do I want it? Enough to be reborn from the ashes? Or should I allow my fate to sing its final swan song? AmazonKU
CLAIMED BY THE MONSTER (TO LOVE A MONSTER BOOK ONE) by Jessica Grayson
VS Note: Sorry but apparently this one didn’t actually release on schedule which is beyond my control.
Can you forgive being rejected by your mate? For as long as Jyran Pechman can remember, he’s dreamed about finding his soulmate. As a child, he lost his family, and he’s been moving around ever since. He hates it, and he wants nothing more than to have a home. A mate. A place to belong. Gideon Everett might have dreamed about the day he’d find his mate, but his mate was never an unorganized, nut-hoarding squirrel shifter in those dreams. Wolves eat squirrels, so when Jyran walks into Gideon’s bar, he throws him out and tells him he wants nothing to do with him. He has a reputation to think about, and he will not be known as the wolf who mated a squirrel. Being rejected hurts more than Jyran ever imagined, and he swears never to set foot in Gideon’s bar again. After the initial shock, Gideon is almost sure he made the right decision. Almost. What if he made the wrong decision? Now when he knows his mate is out there, can he live on as if they’ve never met, or does he have to … ugh … apologize? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Apparently, I’m not a dragon. What I am is indestructible, capable of healing mortal wounds, and Alastair can never hurt me again. From what I’m understanding, he can’t even use his old tricks if he could manage to force them down my throat. I don’t know where he is, but I’m coming for him. He killed me and hurt Oisin. I’m home in the Unseelie Court. It’s beautiful but so different than everything I ever knew. I barely have time to see everything before I have to leave again. Shortly after Alastair’s attack, my mother’s ambassador in the Seelie Court went dark with her communications. It’s not just my job as a princess to make sure Nova is freed. I know how Finnan feels about snitches, but I want to look his parents in the eye when I tell them what he did to me. I might be new to everything regarding the Fae, but I knew what Alastair had done to me was reprehensible in both courts. And from what I was understanding, if the Seelie still didn’t want to deal with it, it was perfectly acceptable for an Unseelie woman to choose her revenge. AmazonKU
Five broken alphas. One lost wolf. A fate she never expected. I’d never looked into my past—never tried to discover what awaited me there. Maybe I should have. Mona’s arrival brought a whirlwind of possibility, even if her claim seemed impossible. How could I be her daughter? It was a moment of discovery quickly eclipsed by what she needed from me—why she had truly shown up at Silver Falls University. Hastain, and others like him, were a threat to many, and the only way to stop them? True magic. Now my mates and I are on a mission to uncover the truth, all while being pursued by those bent on stopping us. Those who want to shatter my snowglobe of happiness. AmazonKU
Hunted by the Black Widow Queen, Issylte–a healer with the verdant magic of the forest–must flee Avalon with the two finest knights in the Celtic realm, both wrongly accused of treason. The trio travels to Bretagne, where Issylte heals a critically injured wolf and obtains fiercely loyal, shapeshifting allies. In mystical Brocéliande, Issylte becomes a warrior priestess of the Tribe of Dana and otherworldly mate of the Blue Knight of Cornwall, discovering with Tristan a passion that transcends all bounds. When she becomes the Lady of the Mirrored Lake, sworn to defend the sacred waters of the Goddess, Issylte must undertake a perilous quest to discover what priceless object lies hidden in its murky depths. As a nascent evil emerges in a fetid cave, Issylte and Tristan must face a diabolical trio that threatens their lives, their love, and their kingdoms. Enchanted. Enflamed. Entwined. Can their passion and power prevail?
Kael is a werewolf on the run. After a series of tragic events in his personal life, he’s quit his job, packed a bag, and disappeared in the middle of the night. His destination? A cabin in northern Michigan belonging to one of his old friends. It’s a beacon of salvation and a place to rest while he figures out what to do with his hot mess of a life. The cabin turns out to be almost nice and the town is practically run by the local werewolf pack, not to mention it’s full of great eye candy thanks to the local university. After a particularly hunky ginger catches his eye, Kael is forced by his mother’s meddling to make his way to the pack’s preserve where he meets the alpha. To his surprise, he’s invited to their monthly full moon potluck and thanks to his midwestern manners, he’s unable to refuse. Just when everything seems all right, he runs face-first into the hunky ginger again… the alpha’s son. A spark ignites between them, further fanned during the pack’s monthly festivities. As much as Kael wants to keep his distance, he can’t seem to help the undeniable draw between them. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, but there’s something going on. However, just when things are getting hot and heavy, a series of murders take place in town and on the pack’s land. Overwhelmed by the murders and his own personal life, Kael begins to distance himself from the man who seems far to good for him. Will Kael’s past ruin his chance at a bright future, or will he finally take a chance on his perfect alpha? AmazonKU
Jasmine Barlow leads a quiet life with her young son, Robbie, after she was found 7 years ago, pregnant, with no memories of her past, and with a wolf-dog pup named Dover. When Robbie mysteriously vanishes, and the local police give up, she and Dover will stop at nothing to find him. In her search for her son, she is magically transported through a portal to a new world that seems oddly familiar. A world where time works differently and the beings that reside there are… elves? The Realm of Bellham holds many secrets and wonders, one of which is the tall, brooding, and mysterious Reddick Whitlock, General of the House of Glass Army. His demeanor is less than charming, but it’s a mask to hide the pain of losing his secret lover. It is the evil Duchess Eratha of the Night Territory who is not only responsible for his lover’s fate but also is the cruel instigator of a violent century-long war. The obvious attraction Reddick and Jasmine have for one another is growing, but will they be able to overcome their differences and get through the dangers lurking around every corner in time to save all of Bellham? Or will they tear each other apart before the enemy even gets a chance? AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release with revisions.
This is a romance about a snarky, stubborn witch who doesn’t have to choose between multiple love interests to find her HEA. Not suitable for anyone under 18. Contains dark themes, violence, paranormal elements, a little humor, and a handful of sinful immortals. The series should be read in order. Welcome to Mystic Hallows, home to thirteen witch covens that keep the veil between the living and the dead closed. It’s a world of monsters, mayhem, and magic where the ancestors of the powerful Salem witches of the past struggle to keep balance. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, danger, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret. AmazonKU
With his growing family and booming business, psychic Tennyson Grimm needs a vacation. And while Ohio is hardly the tropical beach he had in mind, when he gets an offer to be a part of the anniversary celebrations for the famously haunted Cincinnati Music Hall, Ten accepts. The opera director, Matheson Jennings, wants Ten to host public and private group readings, nothing out of the ordinary for the psychic. Piece of cake, right? Ronan O’Mara is suspicious of the invitation from the start, but agrees to accompany Ten, along with Jude and Cope for an epic road trip. The fun and games of the open road come to a screeching stop when they arrive at their final destination, where nothing is as it seems. During the public reading, a ghost demands Tennyson solve his decades-old murder—or else. Tennyson promises to do what he can, but Ronan’s gut is telling them to get out. Ronan’s instincts has never been wrong before, and this time is no different. The murder may have been in the past, but the danger is very much in the now. And growing. Can Tennyson and Ronan get to the bottom of the mystery or will they be the next phantoms of the opera? AmazonKU
Have you ever wished your cat could talk to you? If so, allow my story to be your cautionary tale. The truth of what happened to Aunt Lavender has finally been dragged into the light—so why does everything feel darker than before? With the help of Selene and an unexpected ally, we have one final mission to accomplish. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re not going down without a fight. AmazonKU
Five years after the woman he loved stole his destiny, Carter Hayes finds her again in the most unlikely of places. And from the moment he lays eyes on Skye, it’s clear his hunger for her hasn’t waned a bit during their time apart. Now they’re trapped, forced to relive those wild, passion-filled nights, as well as their darkest, most painful moments, while the guild they serve is taken hostage. But a guild coup isn’t their only problem. Carter’s own family is working against him, and unless he can let go of the past, he’ll lose his rightful place in the Aquarius guild… And a future he never knew he wanted. AmazonKU
“If I see you again, I will keep you for myself.” That was the promise the monster made to me on the day he let me get away. But when my best friend and partner went missing, what choice did I have?
This grumpy, bossy, possessive mutant man-spider was my only lead. Now I’m his one and only human pet. AmazonKU
Unicorns are supposed to sparkle. Alpha Roscoe works from home creating jingles for ads. It’s a lucrative business, and he works as much or as little as he wants. But recently, he’s taken to doodling on scraps of paper, and without giving it much thought, each time he’s drawn a unicorn. Intrigued, he heads to the local library to research the mythical beasts where he meets an elderly man named Mr. Lucas and his blue-haired nephew, Harry, who regale him with tales of unicorns. Harley is an omega unicorn shifter. He lives a solitary life because unlike wolves, bears, and lions, his mythical beast sets him apart from others. Until he meets a dragon shifter and his nephew and they get to talking. Intending to meet his new friends at the local library, Harley wanders around checking out books. But neither the elderly man nor the younger one with blue hair turns up. Instead, Harley bumps into an alpha and everything falls out of the alpha’s bag, including his unicorn sketches. Harley takes fright, and it’s up to Roscoe to convince the omega it was an accident. But was it, the alpha asks himself. AmazonKU
In the hidden desert city of Qalia, there is secret spice magic that awakens the affinities of those who drink the misra tea. Sixteen-year-old Imani has the affinity for iron and is able to wield a dagger like no other warrior. She has garnered the reputation as being the next great Shield for battling djinn, ghouls, and other monsters spreading across the sands. Her reputation has been overshadowed, however, by her brother, who tarnished the family name after it was revealed that he was stealing his nation’s coveted spice—a telltale sign of magical obsession. Soon after that, he disappeared, believed to have died beyond the Forbidden Wastes. Despite her brother’s betrayal, there isn’t a day that goes by when Imani doesn’t grieve him. But when Imani discovers signs that her brother may be alive and spreading the nation’s magic to outsiders, she makes a deal with the Council that she will find him and bring him back to Qalia, where he will face punishment. Accompanied by other Shields, including Taha, a powerful beastseer who can control the minds of falcons, she sets out on her mission. Imani will soon find that many secrets lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes—and in her own heart—but will she find her brother? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
As the only hedgewitch in Blackthorn, Massachusetts—an uncommonly magical place—Aziza El-Amin has bargained with wood nymphs, rescued palm-sized fairies from house cats, banished flesh-eating shadows from the local park. But when a dark entity awakens in the forest outside of town, eroding the invisible boundary between the human world and fairyland, run-of-the-mill fae mischief turns into outright aggression, and the danger—to herself and others—becomes too great for her to handle alone. Leo Merritt is no stranger to magical catastrophes. On his sixteenth birthday, a dormant curse kicked in and ripped away all his memories of his true love. A miserable year has passed since then. He’s road-tripped up and down the East Coast looking for a way to get his memories back and hit one dead end after another. He doesn’t even know his true love’s name, but he feels the absence in his life, and it’s haunting. Desperate for answers, he makes a pact with Aziza: he’ll provide much-needed backup on her nightly patrols, and in exchange, she’ll help him break the curse. When the creature in the woods sets its sights on them, their survival depends on the aid of a mysterious young necromancer they’re not certain they can trust. But they’ll have to work together to eradicate the new threat and take back their hometown… even if it forces them to uncover deeply buried secrets and make devastating sacrifices. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Twenty-five-year-old Luca Elliot lives in a city divided. The humans and the supernaturals mostly keep to their own kind, but Luca—curious and desperate for work—crosses the border and finds himself employed by a tall, stupidly handsome Fae with killer horns. He should be intimidated, but instead, Luca is utterly captivated. Falling for the boss is a bad idea though, right? Cair Haryk is only a visitor to the human world and, between his position in the Fae kingdom and a bargain he made years ago, he can never remain. He’s content with that until he meets Luca—his soulmate—and hires him to work in his high-end lounge. Cair tries to guard his heart, but fate has other plans and, despite his best intentions, he falls for the pretty little human. Hard. Luca can’t enter the Fae realm, and Cair’s time in the mortal lands is drawing to an end, so while the attraction between them is irresistible, their situation is impossible. They can’t be together. It’s tragedy and heartbreak just waiting to happen. Isn’t it? AmazonKU
Don’t trust the humans. It’s a new sentiment among the fae. For most of his life, the few humans he’s known have been like family. So how does their entire world want those like Gullie destroyed? The secret is out. Fae exist and the humans believe Magic threatens their way of life. The once-fringe cult that has spent years terrorizing the fae—and killing any humans that got in the way—now has the backing of governments and the media. Their goal? Keep the fae out of our world. What they really mean? Destroy them all. Gulliver refuses to give up on the communities of fae scattered across human cities. And he’ll never give up on Sophie. Whether she’s taking up residence in the queen’s lavish Iskaltian rooms, or sitting by her father’s side as he plans to annihilate the fae, Gulliver has to reach her. He has to make her see there’s another way. There might be a tail coming from his behind. His eyes might be more familiar to a cat, and he might live in a world of vanishing villages and healing waters, but all Gulliver wants is for his home to remain safe and those fae who choose to make the human world their home to have that same safety. Even if he has to lose her to hate. Even if he has to face a warzone of bombs and guns, and the destruction of every taco he holds dear. The fate of both worlds is now up to him … magicless Gulliver O’Shea.
VS note: Listed in Erotica.
Melody Rivers would give anything to go back to the way things were. Before her father had bartered away the last of her late mother’s possessions to become a wealthy fisherman. One absorbed with his own selfish wants he barely has time for Melody anymore. But her father’s exploits on the high seas have not gone unnoticed…The Kraken of the Darksea arrives to seek payment for her father’s theft of his fish. What he decides to take instead is Melody. Entranced by her beauty, the kraken will have her serve him in his bed chambers in his drowned palace for eternity. Melody should be repulsed by this foul creature. However, she soon begins to realize he excites her more than he scares her. After saving her from a watery death Melody realizes that there’s more to this beast than meets the eye. Will Melody give into his passion surfacing between them or let it drown in these dark waters of the sea? This is a less than 20k words novella about a monster and a human that is all spice and not plot. Amazon
My clan of wolf shifters wanted me dead for being born a girl… but I didn’t just survive but also met someone that felt like family. That someone was a boy in the orphanage I grew up in. I never could have imagined that I’d meet Derek again… His innocent eyes had a lot of pain in them after all those years. Perhaps that was the reason I didn’t recognize him at first. It didn’t matter what my heart felt for him. I had to keep myself from Derek… at all costs. There was no way he could find out my real identity. Derek was human, and I was not. That was the only fact I needed to remember, especially now that I had hired him as my employee. But the heart never listens to reason. One single night changed everything. The bad boy that I’d been in love with was hiding a secret of his own. And he was the only one that could make my body shiver with pleasure. The dream that I’d started living in wasn’t real. Danger was chasing us… and Derek became the only one that could save my entire world. AmazonKU
VS Note: Author states this was previously published as a newsletter serial.
Luck brought us together… but can it last forever? I was working a dead-end job and living with too many roommates when I met Carlos. That meeting was our first stroke of luck, changing both our lives and tying us together. I’ll never regret it, but after eight amazing years, I’m starting to think he does. More than anything, I want to spend the rest of my life with Carlos, but making him miserable isn’t an option. He might think this getaway to Illinois is to visit friends, but for me, it’s a last-ditch push to save our relationship. A wrong turn brings us to Mannix Estate… and suddenly it seems like our luck might have struck again. AmazonKU
Ryan always dreamed of seeing his mate in a wedding dress. But his dreams she’s walking down the aisle toward him. Not standing at the reception desk at Bear Creek Lodge. But then she’s not his bride. At least not yet. AmazonKU
She awakens cold and naked in the pouring rain, with no idea who she is or how she got there. But she does know one thing–she has to run for her life. When Ethan finds the terrified woman hiding in his stable, he knows exactly who she is. He’s never forgotten her, not in the three years since he escaped the facility where they were both captives, along with dozens of others, humans bred into vampires and brainwashed to be killing machines. They’d shared one, innocent kiss. And then he’d escaped and left her behind. How can he tell her that he’d have taken her if he could, or that he planned to go back for her one day, once he found his brother and enough resources and help? He can’t, especially not once her memory begins to return. But a new goal is even more vital then. How can he convince her that going back for the the other captives would be suicide?
Compelled to seduce, designed to kill. What do you do when your love destroys the only person you are designed to be with? For centuries I’ve been trapped in a curse with my soulmate, only she has no idea… until history finally repeats itself. The Matchmaker of the Fae felt wronged when we both chose our own destinies, and now, we’re forced to relive our fate over and over again. I try like hell to fix the curse, but I remember nothing after each death, only that I’m lonely and heartbroken. The small town of Orca Cove, Oregon, doesn’t help matters. Filled with paranormal lore from all over the world… if anything, they’re just as trapped as I am. My only help is the large library on my estate. If I can just find the notes I know I would have hidden, along with texts, maybe this time will be different. The house groans with need for its mistress. My heart breaks with sorrow that she doesn’t recognize me until it’s too late. Her blood will always be on my hands, just like her heart is in mine. The path to your soul mate isn’t a fairytale—at least ours isn’t. My Fae queen thinks she’s nothing more than a normal college student. She believes that the world is just as she sees it, without a clue that the darkness lurking in the shadows, the man she’ll fall for once again, the man who will be her demise…Is me. AmazonKU
Indigo Baros left for the front line two decades ago, and his contract’s up, but when he gets state side, nothing’s how he remembers it. His family’s gone, scattered to the winds or dead, but an inheritance from his grandfather offers him a place to settle down. He doesn’t know what’s next after a life of loyalty and violence, and for the first time since he was a teenager, he’s got no one to tell him which way to march. Riley O’Sullivan is an alpha without a pack—his choice. Werewolves are dangerous, brutal beasts, and he wants no part of that life. But a nearby pack is unsettled by an unattached alpha. They start to put pressure on him to join up or get the hell out of dodge, but Riley’s always been the kind of alpha to stand his ground, and he won’t be run out of his home so easily. When Indigo gets caught in the middle of pack conflict, it may cost him his life, but if he’s lucky, he’ll find the new purpose he’s been missing. AmazonKU
In the thousands of years since the fey fled their homeland beyond the veil, they had never looked back. That was a fatal mistake. Aisling was a Los Angeles detective and a damn good one. She was also a member of one of the most powerful elven families—something she wasn’t good at and worked hard to ignore. An attack on the fey of Los Angeles left hundreds dead, buildings missing, and more questions. The United Kingdom was the focus of the next attack. The veil between the worlds was breaking—creatures whom the fey had fled from were finding their way through with horrific consequences. Now the threat was bigger. The stories Aisling had been told of the other side were wrong and spread to cover up the horrors that had been done when the fey fled. But they were right about one thing—deadly things in the worlds beyond Earth. And the veil between the worlds was falling. The collapse would destroy not only Earth but all the worlds beyond the veil. AmazonKU
The queen is dead, but the war is just beginning. Everly has succeeded in her goal to rescue Aki and defeat the queen, but she’s left feeling lost as he returns to his position as leader of Thios and she returns to, well… drinking coffee with Mina. But when Aki refuses to take the throne, the unsteady balance in Faery threatens to implode. Now Everly must travel through the forest to gather the nomadic tribal leaders for a public election to determine the new ruler. But the balance in the forest has been compromised, and new dangers are mounting. Will Everly succeed in her mission, or will all of Faery burn before she can stop it? AmazonKU
VS Note: Author states an early draft of this was on Patreon and Vella.
In a small town where unusual things are happening to ordinary people…a squirrel is born. Gary’s neighbor Marie is an uptight librarian with no sense of humor. Marie’s neighbor Gary is an obnoxiously loud and footloose theater guy with no sense of boundaries. When Gary wakes up with a sudden and unpredictable ability to shift into a squirrel, he’s desperate for answers. When he hits up the library for research, he runs into Marie and discovers an unexpected ally in uncovering the mysteries of transformation that are spreading through the sleepy town of Anders Canyon…and an unexpected interest in his former enemy-next-door. AmazonKU
Eli is an orphan omega who has always taken care of himself. He’s completely shunned the use of his thunder dragon form to learn the human healing arts, and has never once wanted an alpha—but when an accident puts him into the protective “dad arms” of Theo, a fire drake many years his senior, a lifetime of repressed desires comes crackling to the surface. After losing his mate twenty years ago, Theo’s dragon flame has steadily gone cold. He never thought he’d fall for another omega—especially one more than half his age—but the healer pretending to be a human won’t leave his mind. Can Theo guide Eli through the pleasures of embracing his dragon self? Or will they lose each other to the wounds they can’t forget? AmazonKU
VS Note: Previously on Vella.
Only he can give me what I want…a night with the beast. I’m a fraud, and worse, I’m a virgin claiming a degree I don’t feel I deserve. Finishing my human sexuality thesis for grad school is torture. They say write what you know, and that’s why the page is so damn blank. But I’m about to fix that. I convince my friends to head with me to the hot underground club I’ve found in my research. A place where I can explore my desires, spread my wings. Then I spot him…The one that got away…Killian Fenrison. Butterflies start a battle in my belly that moves right down to where I need him most. Suddenly, I’m right back to when I was eighteen and he was my everything. And he left me with nothing. Killian, the once-popular and rich cool kid, turns out to be not just another patron but the co-owner of Decadence, the Wolf’s Den Club. He’s even more charming than I recall—disarmingly so. Now, he’s taken it upon himself to escort me around the place, make sure I find what I want, who I want. And there’s no question. I want him. Even if I hate him—because I need just one night with my beast. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
One night. That’s all they need to get each other out of their systems. At least according to demon Tallak when he suggests a night of no-holds-barred bed sport to witch Hazel Murray. Tallak’s goals in life are simple—after more than 20 years in a fae dungeon, he just wants to relish his freedom and build a healthy relationship with Basil, the son he’d presumed dead. Having the hots for the witch who raised Basil? Bad idea. Opposite of simple. As Elder witch and head of her family, Hazel has enough on her plate trying to keep the witch community from splintering after the end of the war. Lusting after the biological father of her adopted son is the last thing she needs. Especially since that father is a recent prison escapee demon with a questionable moral compass. A responsible witch and mother would steer clear. But Hazel has been so good for so long…maybe it’s time to be just a little bit bad. Amazon Kobo
I like things neat, so shoot me. Or poison me. Or run me through with a broadsword. Doesn’t matter how you try to end me, werewolves are immortal. Back to liking things neat…I’ve been killing forever, both as a wolf and as a man. The assassin trade has always been lucrative, and a few hundred years back, a much simpler affair. No DNA tests. No sophisticated crime labs. I didn’t have to plan the way I do today to avoid detection. Not that it would matter if I were apprehended. I’d just vanish to a borderworld for a while and resurface once the heat died down. Mostly, I deal with supernatural enemies these days. Keeps things cleaner. But this book isn’t about today. It’s about long ago. I’ve done my damnedest to instill pride and standards into the assassin trade. And bond animals. Their principles definitely add class to the mix. Building the Circle was an uphill battle. I almost gave up more times than I can count, but nothing worthwhile comes easy. The Circle of Assassins became my life’s work. Didn’t plan it that way, but life happens. Life, bloodthirsty mages, and the bond animals who adore them. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Jet – A psychopath tried to break me, and nothing will ever put me back together. I’m detoxing, pissed off and determined to rescue my baby brother before she breaks him too. There’s just one problem—Achaia. The voluptuous human’s sea-green gaze sets my body on fire. She’s a distraction I can’t afford, no matter how hot I burn for her. My only priority is rescuing my brother—everything else is a distant second. Renze – How lucky I am to have two delicious mates—the hulking direwolf, Jet, and his exquisitely beautiful neighbor, Achaia. I simply need them to yield to my blood bond. Unfortunately, duty calls. A maniacal villainess hurt Jet, and that sin will not go unpunished. Lives hang in the balance. Achaia – I have no memory of who I am. Maybe I’m a nobody. Maybe I’m a monster. Anything is possible. It doesn’t stop the sensual vampiri next door from declaring that Jet and I are his. Renze alone is intoxicating, but the monstrous duo together are impossible to refuse. When circumstances send them on a journey in search of allies, I leap at the chance to find my own answers. Renze wants to claim me. Jet can’t stop staring at me. And I just need to find myself. Can we save Jet’s brother and free an entire continent from a madwoman without losing our heads in the process? AmazonKU
After suffering a brutal beating at the hands of Goen, Juda Plesh sees her opportunity to escape and takes it. She jumps. But where—or when—will she end up? Will Cayn be able to find her? And why did he abandon her in the first place? Traveling through the centuries, Cayn Stiner has always been able to find Juda, but he’s disappointed when he finally locates her and she doesn’t recognize him. They’ve always been drawn to each other, tied emotionally to one another, but realizing she doesn’t remember him doesn’t sit well. The new scar on her forehead could have something to do with it.
Juda isn’t sure she knows the man at first, but she remembers the name, and slowly memories are coming back to her. Cayn is her love, her heart, for all of eternity. If only they can survive constant attacks from Goen, another Nomad like them who is determined to end Cayn and keep Juda for himself. Constantly running, jumping through time, and looking over their shoulders, the couple want to be able settle down and start their family. Here, in this time, where they are accepted and the people care for them. But how will they be able to evade the madman and end their torment once and for all? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Kinsley and the Coventry Crew have to contend with a new Warlock family causing trouble around town. To absolutely no one’s surprise, there’s another murder, and the victim is someone from Kinsley’s past. Brighton and Meri want to pin the killing on Nissa Void, the matriarch of the new Warlock family, but Kinsley isn’t so sure. It’s not that she wants to defend the terrible Warlock woman, but she does want to get real justice. Can they solve the crime one spell at a time? AmazonKU
At the beginning of time, the gods came together to create Inthya, a world where magic is common and hatred never had the opportunity to take root. But the Inthyan gods are young and imperfect. With countless failures behind them a and unspeakable horrors lurking outside the borders of creation, they must not allow this world to meet the same fate as the last—without alerting their mortal worshippers that anything is wrong. Nineteen short stories from the perspectives of the gods themselves, some humorous, some horrifying, and all united by a theme of protecting the mortals who love them unconditionally. Amazon Kobo
He may be a monster found only in nightmares…But he was the only one that fought to protect me from being assaulted by humans on my way back home from work. He saved me. And then he took me away. He locks me in his hideaway, not sure what to do with me. I’m not supposed to know his kind exist. I’m terrified. But I’m feeling something else I’m trying to put my finger on. When I see him defend me from other monsters who come to feast on me. Or when I teach him about ways to control his rage and he shows me around his world of darkness. I don’t know if this is the right word, but I think I’m also feeling…Love. AmazonKU
Lake Forrester III entered my life like a wrecking ball. Drake Security, my firm with my brothers, was hired to protect him from a stalker ex, but what Lake doesn’t know is that he’s not dealing with your average unhinged human. The unhinged wolf shifter he unknowingly dated will stop at nothing to get Lake in his clutches. Just another day in the life of a dragon body guard. The one thing I never expected was for Lake to be my fated mate. To say my protective instincts are on overdrive is an understatement. I’ll move mountains to keep him safe and delight in tearing the wolf apart with my bare hands if he gets too close to my mate. If it unleashes all out war with the wolf packs, so be it. I never claimed to be the level headed one. In the meantime, my only focus is Lake and his safety. If anyone hurts him, it’ll be the last thing they do. My dragon will make sure of it. AmazonKU
A secret to be told. A battle of the wills. There’s no way around it. It’s a race to the finish line, whether it’s in damning their love or opening themselves up to it with wild abandon. It’s gonna be a wail of a time, either way. Ever the optimist, Ru is hedging her bet on a happy outcome. She just has to figure out how to make that happen. Much easier said than done. Perhaps if the stubborn Kobold would quit hiding from her and just let her love him already, they could get to the good part! Kobolds. Ugh. So stinkin’ stubborn! It’s tough competition for an ornery Kobold, with the oddball Puhkke and his silly sweetness, or the handsome Thaug and his love words and grand gestures. Speht knows nothing of this softness. The male has his work cut out for him. Denying a binding could drive a lesser Kobold crazy. It can only go ignored for so long before the Grunde-run beast within starts to take over. For a true Kobold like Speht, it could mean all hell breaking loose. Two strong, defiant personalities clashing. A war of wit as much as heart. These hearthbound souls are destined to collide. Whether they meld or combust, only fate knows. AmazonKU
Before Rhea was a queen and gave birth to three powerful sons, she was merely a disregarded princess. Until she stumbles upon Oranus, a magical Triton, who’s more than willing to give her the attention she craves. When her cruel father forces Rhea into an unsavory marriage, Oranus proposes a solution: the powerful elixir he seeks—Ambrosia—could restore his kingdom and ensure Rhea has an advantage in her male-dominated world. His help might be the only kind she can rely on, especially when her mother Gaia seems to be hiding more secrets than Rhea presumed. Now, after reuniting with her creator, Lilith struggles to harness her divinity in the Underworld. When her desire for destruction becomes uncontrollable, and a possible mistake in her creation rises, her only hope is to find help in an unexpected ally. Meanwhile, Finian has taken sanctuary in Olympus after rescuing Zeus’s childhood friend. But with her, Zeus’s past becomes unraveled, and accepting his father’s complicated choices might be more than Finian can handle. With the former lovers on opposite sides of the war, the lines between right and wrong—and who to trust—are more blurred than ever. AmazonKU
VS note: Dark contemporary fantasy based on Greek Mythology. Check trigger warnings. Some reviewers say it ends in a cliffhanger and others say it doesn’t so…
I know how villains are made. I’ve watched their secrets rise from the ashes and emerge from the shadows. As part of a family tree with roots so twisted, I’m strangled by their vine. Imprisoned in a world of decadence and sin, I’ve seen Gods among men. And he is one of them. He is the villain. He is the enemy who demands to be the lover. He is the monster who has shown me pleasure but gives so much pain. But something has changed…He’s different. Darker. Wildly possessive as his obsession with me grows to an inferno that can’t be controlled. Yes… he is the villain. And he is the end of my beginning. AmazonKU
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
In the 1888 rugged Wyoming Tetons, Emmy Bartlett mourns her mother’s death while embracing her new position as matriarch of the Triple Bar C Ranch. Despite an overzealous suiter, her spirited independence prevents her from marrying without love, but when the violent range wars close in, a brutal personal attack followed by the murder of a neighbor rattles her confidence. A charismatic range detective is assigned to assist, but do his motives reach further than what meets the eye? Emmy is plagued with unsettling dreams and fears of inadequacy. While seeking answers in the wilderness she loves, she unwittingly plucks a unique rose and triggers a wicked storm that sweeps her into the future. Decorated Army veteran, Kade Stockton, licks his wounds after several tours of duty and a nasty divorce. Bound to forget the horrors of war, he swears off women, plays his guitar, and loses himself in the therapeutic work of training horses at the Triple Bar C Ranch. When a mysterious woman in old-fashioned black clothing appears wet and bedraggled after a thunderstorm, the ownership of the Bar C Ranch is drastically altered. Kade volunteers to help make things right. Only catch is, he must travel to 1888 to do it. When Emmy mounts her horse for home, will Kade follow the intriguing woman back to the lawless west, utilizing his skills for warfare one last time? If so, will Emmy succeed in resisting the handsome ex-soldier’s good-natured charm? AmazonKU
I know what they call this place: Club Heat. Behind the bar is the only place a beta like me belongs at Ardor, the exclusive club where powerful alpha packs come to meet, mingle, and mate with the omegas who crave them. There’s only one man I’ve ever wanted like that: Conall, my first love, my teenage crush, my best friend… until he presented as an alpha and left me behind. Now he’s here, in my bar, looking at me with the same shy smile I remember from when were were young–and he’s not alone. He has a pack built not on romance, but convenience: a sexy second-in-command alpha with a wicked sense of humor and a rare male omega with an irresistable smile. All those years I’d been dreaming about him, he’d been longing for me, and now, he wants me to be his…And only his. So why can’t I stop thinking about his pack? AmazonKU
VS note: Per the author/publisher: Publishers Note: The hero of the story is a walk-on-two-legs mythological kind of werewolf. He is not a human man who shifts into a wolf. The book cover accurately depicts what the hero looks like. He is in this form the entire book.
FOR HER HE WILL BREAK ALL THE RULES …Juri lives to protect Ulterra. No mate. No family. It’s the werewolf way. Yet deep inside, he yearns for the girl he vowed to marry at age ten. And as danger threatens her, he won’t stay away any longer. But once she’s at his side, once he’s felt her touch, how is he supposed to walk away from her again? FOR HIM SHE WILL FIGHT AGAINST HER FATE …
Triska refuses to let anyone close. Her fate was sealed years ago, and one day soon she’ll have to leave everyone behind. Forever. But when a necromancer shows up and attacks, her childhood betrothed leaps out of the forest and back into her life. And keeping him out of her heart gets harder and harder each day. TOGETHER THEY HAVE ONE MONTH TO MAKE A CHOICE … Juri can’t take a mate, his life is too dangerous. Triska has a secret, and it could separate them forever. They have one chance to be together, will they take it? ? AmazonKU
My opponent thinks he’s making all the right moves to crush me, but apparently no one ever told him the Queen is the most dangerous piece on the board. I won’t allow him to move me around like a Pawn, despite the emotional blow he dealt me by using one of my mates against me. I won’t give up on my mates. I won’t give up on my blood oath. I won’t give up on me. He’ll never take away the grit and determination that burns within me as the last of the Van Helsings. He chose the wrong woman to oppose, and I’ll make sure his next move on the board is his last. AmazonKU
Chelby has escaped Sector Nine’s detention center and avoided execution, but her troubles are only just beginning…Her sleep is disturbed by terrifying nightmares of Fae assassins shooting down a blue dragon. As the dragon turns to stone and shatters, Chelby wakes up to a blazing inferno in her room. She lost control—again—and there are consequences. Too many lives are at stake and Chelby is too dangerous to stay in the dormitory. Dr. Gould has no choice but to move her to the therapeutic center until she can master her fire abilities. Banished from her friends and taken out of training, Chelby sees the center as a pretty version of jail. Will she be stuck there indefinitely, or will the continuing revelations about her origins change everything for her? Sector Nine is up to their old tricks again. They’re using the Edinburgh orphanage Chelby lived at while she was a kid as a front to develop super soldiers to hunt down supernaturals. The orphanage is the key to her past, but the only way she can go with her team is to prove to Dr. Gould that she can control her powers. Can Chelby break through the fear holding her back from getting the answers she needs? Or will her family connections get to her first? AmazonKU
Blood-sucking vampires and vegan psychics don’t mix. But to save the world from a magic-stealing madman, they’re going to have to. The Delta Underground Operatives, humanity’s last line of defense against evil threats, only enlist the brightest and the best. Clara and Damien fit the bill.
So when a threat like no other can only be stopped by a perfect assassin team, the organization recruits these two unlikely vigilantes with complementary skill sets. Too bad they can’t stand each other. He’s dangerous. She’s peaceful. He’s loud. She’s meditative. They don’t see eye to eye, but they’ll have to fight side by side. As their target hunts the innocent and threatens to destroy the delicate balance of magic, everything rests on the duo’s ability to work together. Clara wants peace. Damien wants vengeance. Only they can take down evil. But first, they’ll have to learn to get along. AmazonKU
Welcome to Hawkwood Hollow, where the dead outnumber the living. Maura has faced her fair share of monsters since moving to the haunted town of Hawkwood Hollow. When a series of disappearances in the area suggests a more sinister cause than a simple kidnapping, she assumes she can handle it alone. The group of professional monster hunters who’ve come to stay at the inn say otherwise. Maura’s past experience says the Wardens aren’t to be trusted, but with her own skills limited and the law enforcement standing in her way at every turn, she’s forced to accept a reluctant alliance with the newcomers… in particular, with Perry, a witch who may be hiding as many secrets as Maura herself is. Can Maura and the squad of monster hunters deal with their newest adversary? Or will Maura herself end up being hunted instead? AmazonKU
Tarley Fareview, idealistic and stubborn, does what she can to support herself in spite of an unjust Kaloma law that says she’s beholden to a man’s keeping. When she defends herself after being harassed by a man, she is forced to flee into the woods disguised as a boy. She happens upon a dying man and must decide if she will risk her life to save him. Unable to walk away, Tarley chooses to intervene and saves the stranger, only little does she know that by doing so, she’s risking the heart she promised herself she’d never give to anyone. When the Crown Prince of Jast, Lachlan Nikolas—forced by his father to attend treaty negotiations with the kingdom of Kaloma in disguise—is attacked, his horse bolts, and they both careen over a cliff, falling into a raging river and their untimely deaths. Only, miracle of miracles, Lachlan doesn’t perish and instead is given a second chance at life, but at a price. When he wakes, he’s not only been stripped of his clothes but also his identity. Saved by a strange woman, Lachlan is forced to reinvent himself, open his heart to discover the truth about worthiness, and discover what it means to sacrifice oneself for true love. AmazonKU
A RISE…Awakening from a dark defeat, Faythe discovers a greater threat to the life she took back. Staggering truths will challenge her and reveal that some bonds were forged to defy. With the battle lost, the war has just begun, and as an enemy is captured, it soon becomes clear a storm can be tamed but never bottled. A THRONE…Her return to Rhyenelle stirs Faythe’s rival to the throne. In this new twist of fate, against the pressures of the court, it’s a test of strength and will to keep her cunning cousin at bay. Two hands reaching for a crown is a challenge bound to end in blood, but which one will bleed for their right to reign? A PHOENIX…Still, no conflict in the realm can match that which began long ago. The time is now for Faythe to face her title of heir before kingdom. But not without the help of those tied in destiny may the Phoenix Queen rise should all burn and fall. AmazonKU
Bella has worked for an omega for months, but when her heat strikes, he brings her what she needs. Alphas. Bella has been seeking stable employment and is surprised to find that dealing with the needy and attention-seeking omegas is right up her alley. They thrive under her care. She works for a perfumer and model named Ulric for six months when a casual encounter with an alpha sets off a chain of events that ends up with her employer calling for an alpha to help her with her heat. That is fine until he calls another who recognizes the barely visible mark on her back, and then things get out of hand. She gets a fiancé, an omega, and another alpha in a matter of days while her fiancé’s own assistant arranges things without a hair falling out of place. Bella also gets a friend in that other assistant, and with one generous offering from her boss, the assistant gets the ingredients for a life and a future that she would never have seen coming.
Adara and Einar thought all their problems would be solved when they defeated the corrupted King Aolis. But the power vacuum they have created is begging to be filled, and the three houses of Ediria are at each other’s throats trying to claim it. Worse, the threat from the shadow creatures is far from ended—an even more diabolical villain has risen in Aolis’s place, and she will stop at nothing in her plot to throw Ediria into chaos and drown the kingdom in its own blood. If Adara is to make things right, she must complete the coming of age ritual to unlock her powers so she can defeat the shadow creatures once and for all. But who can she rely on, when everyone seeks to use her as a pawn in their nefarious games? Even Einar seems to have his own agenda, and when it comes to matters of the heart, no one can be trusted. AmazonKU
He thinks I’m his gift, but I’ll be his end. I told my friends that I’d kill the Dark King, but it was a lie. After surviving twenty years of torture, the last thing I want is to bring more violence into the world. Despite my best efforts at remaining hidden from him, the king finds me and drags me back to his castle. I expected him to torture me, but instead he makes me sleep in his cushy bed, feeds me delicious food, and slips into my mind in an attempt to understand me. But… I’m dying. Given the mate bond between us, if I go, he will too. And when the Dark King realizes that our lives are at risk, he’s willing to do anything and everything to keep us alive. Even if it costs him his throne. AmazonKU
In a world where omegas are meant to be meek and powerless, I stand to become the strongest mage in centuries. If I survive. Magic flows through my veins–so powerful that my father locked it away. So powerful he would have destroyed me to keep me from claiming it. With the help of my sweet beta tutor and the bad boy mage I can’t seem to get over, I unwound the mystery of what my father did to me. In the arms of the imperious professor who I thought despised me, I found my magic again. I’ve found something just as precious, too: love. And it could all be ripped away in an instant. Secrets and lies lurk in the halls of the academy that should be my safe haven, and the enemies that were once at the illustrious academy’s gates now hide within its walls. But I have secrets of my own. I’m not the innocent omega my father sent away to Fairhaven Academy. As my power grows, I discover magic no mage is meant to have: an affinity so dangerous, many will seek to control me–or kill me. I won’t back down. Not without a fight. AmazonKU
In a land scarred by an old war where fae hunt witches to extinction and collect them for bounty, Rose must hide in the woods with her grandmother to avoid being turned over to the fae king for torture. Rose does what she can to survive, stalking and killing any fae that wander too close to home and using her magic sparingly to avoid detection. One day, Rose is captured by a wolf-shifting bounty hunter named Emrys, and she immediately knows two things to be true. First, she must find a way to escape no matter the cost. And second… she’s never hated anything more than she hates the fae. Especially her captor. When the forest comes alive with mysterious, sentient mists, bands of thieves, and strange creatures, Emrys and Rose must form an alliance to survive and achieve a common goal: freedom. But as their tenuous truce is pushed to the limits, they soon realize that they may have a common enemy as well, that the threats of Sythea run deeper than either of them bargained for… and that the lines between love and hate are dangerously thin. AmazonKU
The fae Duke of Night doesn’t believe in love—but he’ll claim his mate nonetheless. Mating is a matter of politics for Night, not the heart. To prevent a forced union that will plunge the Lunar Court into war, he must find and bond his true mate. When he lays eyes on Rain, he knows the shy forest witch is the bond mate he’s been searching for. Unprepared for the intensity of his attraction, Night makes an offer that would keep his priorities straight and his court safe: a marriage of convenience. Any eligible woman—mortal and immortal alike—would leap at the chance to become the powerful duke’s bride. But Rain isn’t interested. She’s lived outside of society too long to ever fit into Night’s world of shapeshifting tricksters and back-stabbing politicians. And Rain demands more than the trappings of marriage. She wants a match with heart. Night doesn’t have the luxury of time to change his mate’s mind. War looms closer and the Lunar Court is caught in the middle. Out of options, the fae duke sees only one choice. Kidnap his bride. AmazonKU
Ashley is riding high after finally becoming a member of the pack. On that fateful night, the best and worst things happen to her. Not only does she turn into a wolf, but she finds her mate. None other than the pack’s nomad alpha, Phoenix. He doesn’t want her as his mate. All he’s ever needed was his bike and the freedom of the open road—until Ashley. Phoenix knows he’s made a mistake by rejecting Ashley. Nothing else matters to him. Each time he visits the pack he hopes to see her, but she’s perfected the art of avoiding him—until he decides to stay. Ashley wants to stay mad at Phoenix to protect herself, but with every passing day she learns more about their aloof alpha. She wants to give herself to him completely, but will she be risking more than her body? He left once. He rejected her once. He’d been cruel. Is there any chance that he’s really changed? AmazonKU
I Left Snow Haven with a Broken Heart and Pregnant – I had been in love with the bear shifter next door practically since I was born. James always looked at me like I was a little sister. I was heartbroken when he joined the Army and left. However, when he returned, he looked at me with new eyes and saw me for the grown woman that I was. After two weeks of unbridled passion, he left again with a kiss and a promise. A promise that he never kept – I thought. Heartbroken and pregnant, I moved to Anchorage to pursue my degree in nursing. I made a life for myself and my son, but never forgot the man who had captured my heart. When I returned to Snow Haven after my father had a heart attack, James was there. Sexier than ever and the alpha of his clan. My heart reminded me that I had never stopped loving him. Little did I know that returning to Snow Haven would be dangerous – even deadly — for me and Sam. A bear shifter – the alpha of his clan A shifter female – who thought I stood in her way A bigoted shifter father – who thought my son was a blight on the clan I knew that it was a mistake to allow myself to fall back in love with James and hope that maybe, someday, there would be a chance at being a family. I know he loves Sam and me. But would his love destroy all of us? AmazonKU
It appeared to be a year of mostly peace, but in the shadows a new enemy was stirring. A fatal threat posed against Westin Pack’s beloved Pack Mother proves it’s time for Delta to step up and remind them all just why this unit was created in the first place. Each Westin Force team of operatives has a different focus. As the leader of Delta team, Michael’s biggest task is to ensure his team protects the Pack, especially the Alpha’s family. At times that’s included little more than territory runs, security checks, and babysitting dignitaries traveling outside Pack lines. But this time lives are on the line and it’s up to Michael to make the calls that could mean the difference between life and death. When he stumbles across his one true mate, his position becomes compromised. He must face an internal battle to decide what’s more important—the needs of the Pack or what’s best for his heart. Can he find the balance necessary to have it all before it’s too late? AmazonKU
I’m the arranged bride of the enemy. It’s my punishment for being an outcast. Our packs are at the brink of war. They solve it “the old way”: through an arranged marriage. I’m supposed to live with the enemy, to warm his bed. To do the things that mates do, not enemies. I’m a human born to shifter parents. I’ve never shifted. I’ve been ridiculed for it my whole life, was the lowliest of the town. I expected my new husband to treat me like hell too. But no matter how much we bicker, we always make up. His touch heals me, stroking my thighs and teasing my shame. His eyes follow me, wanting to command me and make me his. His muscular arms guard me, protecting me against my abusive ex. I’m scared of the way he lays my heart bare, of the little life growing in my belly. Do I dare give us a chance? AmazonKU
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