I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking a bunch as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
VS Note: Full disclosure here, the author is a close relative of mine, has published under other pen names as well, and I was one of the beta readers for this book. It’s got dinosaurs, a sweet romance and lots of action and adventure – what’s not to like?! Scifi with strong romantic elements.
“Jurassic Park meets Romancing the Stone” – Dr. Grace Carson is one of the lucky few scientists cleared for time travel. Years ago, her husband nearly destroyed her career by poaching dinosaurs. Grace turned him in, divorced the deadbeat, and two years later she’s ready to return to the work she loves: studying dinosaurs in their natural habitat. She has no interest in the new time agent, Ben Nakamura, assigned to her research station. No matter how charming or clever he is. Unfortunately, her team isn’t alone. Poachers are trapping dinosaurs for the black market again. Another scandal like this could kill her research if it comes out, and Grace’s boss wants her to look the other way until the thieves are gone. But Grace can’t bring herself to let the criminals get away. When the poachers discover Grace’s plans to blow the whistle, they attack her research station. Nakamura and Grace flee into the forest with her time machine, but it’s broken in the process. Nakamura knows a secret cache where they can hopefully fix the time machine, but it means a perilous trek through the wilderness. Braving prehistoric dangers together shows Grace she can trust Nakamura with her life, but she’s still not sure she can ever trust him with her heart. Amazon Apple Books NOOK Kobo
This CEO is about to learn that you can’t balance the book of love. Dorann Staark is a powerful man who runs the biggest business empire on the planet. Days in the office blend into nights as he does what he’s best at – calculating profit and making acquisitions. It’s a cutthroat game, and it doesn’t leave time for anything that doesn’t affect the bottom line, like romance. When Dorann decides it’s time to become a father, he naturally chooses the most successful surrogate agency in the galaxy. But for once, his calculations don’t add up. From the very first moment he holds baby Nico is in his arms, Dorann is overwhelmed with brand-new feelings that leave him questioning everything. Mila Jensen has always counted herself lucky. But when her parents’ livestock farm on Terra-11 is sabotaged, she has no choice but to find work off-planet. And a nanny job seems like the perfect fit. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…)
Jessie – I’m beginning to think I was born unlucky. For one, I have never fit in on earth. And two, once we were headed to the stars, I didn’t fit in there, either. All I wanted to do was my job, but that ended when I was shoved into a life pod with my space scorpion bestie and sucked through a rip in space called the Cosmic Fault. Now I find myself stuck in a galaxy where the stars are completely foreign.
On the bright side, I’m not alone. I’ve got my bestie by my side and a brand new, six-foot-tall green alien rescuer who seems to be everything I could want in a guy…alien? Doesn’t matter. Trick is kind, gorgeous, and smart. And the most surprising thing is he seems to want me, too. Could I really find my happily ever after among a new set of stars? And can I prove to Trick he really is the male I want even when the rest of his planet tries to tell me he’s not worthy? Trick – I was born different. Verillians value their fully plated form above everything else. Yet, I despise mine. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
Claudia Banks–human, marine biologist, and total goner for a certain seven and a half foot alien who crash lands on Earth. He’s got muscles on muscles, a sexy-as-sin smile, and a love of the ocean that rivals even Claudia. He’s… perfect. Except… Darjak isn’t on Earth for a casual visit. He’s a bounty hunter on the trail of his prey worth a million credits, and he doesn’t have time for the curvaceous, enthralling, all-too-tempting, human Claudia. No matter how much his body craves to become one with hers…But what happens when their duties collide? Can they work together to save the wildlife failing to thrive on the Florida coast and snag Darjak’s bounty intent on destroying everything in their path? Hopefully. Because the future of Earth’s oceans depends on them cooperating in and out of the bedroom. AmazonKU
I’ve been abducted and sold. But then I’m rescued… by the bad guy. When I find myself trapped on a secret pleasure station, I know it’s only a matter of time before I’ll be forced to earn my keep. I’m desperate and refuse to go down without a fight, despite knowing that my chances of escaping are less than zero. But then I’m given the opportunity to take down the alien monster who imprisoned me, and I jump at the chance for revenge. All I need to do is crash his depraved masquerade. In order to do that, I’ll need to fake a relationship with Volethos, my unlikely rescuer. A known villian whose pale, yellow eyes follow my every move when he thinks I’m not looking. I’ve been warned that he can’t be trusted, but to pull this off we’ll have to be in close proximity. Very close. I’ll have to let him touch me and act like I like it. Except, what am I supposed to do when I stops being an act? Volethos is blurring all my lines and I might be in real danger of losing my heart to a male I know I shouldn’t. AmazonKU
My alien hero not only wants to rescue me, but he also wants to claim me too. Wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to hard labor on an alien prison planet, I think my life is over. Until my rescue comes in the form of my older brother’s best friend, Shaede—a blue-skinned alien who broke my heart years ago. But he gets caught too, and before you know it, we’re handcuffed together and locked in a cell with only one bunk. Shaede is determined to save us, no matter the cost. And in the meantime, he plans to convince me that he made a big mistake turning me down. He wants to claim me as his mate. AmazonKU
Can a lonely woman heal the cruel scars of an alien warrior’s past? A terrible war left Frantor scarred in body and soul. Now he hides on the isolated ranch he shares with his brothers-in-arms, determined to conceal his disfigurement. In the midst of a raging blizzard, he finds a beautiful human female on his doorstep. He is irresistibly drawn to her but insists on concealing his appearance, even as they grow closer. Florie has worked hard to establish her business, only to end up alone. Then she finds herself trapped with a mysterious alien warrior. He refuses to show himself, coming to her only under the cover of darkness. Behind his gruff manner she senses a loneliness which matches her own, and his gentle touch stirs long forgotten feelings. But how can she hope for a future with someone she cannot even see? When danger threatens the ranch, Frantor can no longer remain in hiding. Can he finally break the chains of the past? AmazonKU
Monstrous romantic suspense, action and adventure, some dark moments…and a giggle or two.
What made a monster like me join a dating app? One word—revenge. Most people join to find the love of their lives. Some people join for a bit of fun. Others join for s*x. I just want a human female—any human female. I want her to pay for the way I look. I want to punish her, physically and mentally. Finally, I get a match. It’s a week before the anniversary date of when my life truly became a living nightmare. I don’t want to feel anything for the human female I’ve been matched to. So why am I starting to feel that dull ache in my chest again? The one that tells me this female is my fated mate. How can that be when I thought my heart had been shattered by the last female I thought was my mate? Wanting a human female to reap his revenge on after being trapped in Naga form Griim joins a dating app and is astonished to find out his match lives in a neighbouring dwelling. But instead of hating her, he’s falling for her. Now all he has to do is stop her falling for their other handsome neighbour. An older woman romance of a dark re-telling of a scifi Beauty and the Beast tale AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica and cyberpunk
Meet Tessa Marie – The most brilliant prodigy of her generation. She started reading novels at the tender age of 3 and practicing geometric and algebraic equations only 3 years later. She was on track to be accepted into one of the most prestigious schools for gifted students in the nation. Until the accident. Ever since her mother’s death, Tessa Marie’s life hasn’t been the same. That fateful car accident haunts her nightmares when she sleeps. And when she wakes she’s reminded of how she barely escaped death every time she looks in the mirror and sees the unsightly metal plate embedded in her head. Tessa has never felt more like a social outcast. With the loss of hearing in one ear and her father’s inability to work, Tessa remains in her hometown, attending community college and supporting her disabled father. But Tessa is destined for greatness outside the restricting walls of her small town. For something extraordinary awaits her in the form of 3 professors…who aren’t at all what they appear to be. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Earth failed. In a desperate bid to escape, the spaceship Enkidu and its captain, Heorest Holt, carried its precious human cargo to a potential new paradise. Generations later, this fragile colony has managed to survive, eking out a hardy existence. Yet life is tough, and much technological knowledge has been lost. Then strangers appear. They possess unparalleled knowledge and thrilling technology – and they’ve arrived from another world to help humanity’s colonies. But not all is as it seems, and the price of the strangers’ help may be the colony itself. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The grumpy blue demon who rescues me is hot as sin. And he’s got one hell of a wicked tail. CARA – I went to space looking for adventure, my job to guard the other women of the expedition. When gray aliens wake me from cryo in the middle of a bustling market, it turns out I’m what’s on sale. This sure as hell isn’t the fun I dreamed of! A blue demon with horns and a tail leaps to my rescue. We escape into the jungle, zipping through the trees on a hoverspeeder with me clinging to his powerful back. Now this is more like it! Gravin’s gorgeous and grumpy and growls in an unknown language. But he treats me like I’m precious, and his touch sets me on fire. GRAVIN – Banished from my home world because I didn’t have a fated mate, I never expect to find her on an auction block. Or for a mob boss to make the winning bid. I fight for her. Steal her. I don’t care that she’s not Zaarn. Car-Raa is sunshine and strength and the most beautiful thing in the universe. The mating pull burns hot in me. I need to give her my mating vow. But to be able to talk, we need special translation tech. We dive into a heist, attempting to con the same mobsters I stole her from. When danger threatens from all sides, I’ll risk everything to save her. And to claim her as mine. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
To forget and live, or to live and fight? THE MARSHAL. Melvin Kaur is a nobleman, a magician, and a high-ranking cog in the Clockwork Brigade working out of Istal. His well-established spot in high society is a grand cover for the smuggling his family oversees. But when a handoff goes wrong, and Melvin is forced to flee through the night with his charges, he finds unexpected help from an endearing man in the unlikeliest of places. THE TOY MAKER. Ezra Wren is trying to keep his family’s business in the black and the banks at bay, but the numbers in his ledger do not lie. Debt bondage is a very real threat he will soon have to face, and that was before a bloodied nobleman broke into his toy shop in the dead of night. Despite the risk, Ezra can’t turn away those in need, and finds himself saying yes to a nobleman’s plea and losing his heart in the process when he can ill afford to lose anything. AmazonKU
Above, in the cloudlands, Nimh has no memory of her past, only an aching, undying certainty that she has left something—someone—behind. But while she struggles to recall her identity, an imposter wields her name with deadly purpose. Below, on the surface, North looks to the sky, desperate to join the person he loves and return to his world. But with only a traitor willing to help him, and others clamoring for him to take Nimh’s place, his home seems more unreachable than ever. Tragedy looms as the cloudland engines falter and mist rains terror on the surface, and in their desperation to reunite and save their people, Nimh and North face one ultimate question: can they defy their love and their destiny to save their homes? Or will the spark between them ignite their worlds, and consume them all together? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Phaedra thought she left her least favorite holiday behind when she moved from Earth to another planet. It’s just her luck her hunky new mayor enlists her help to plan the town’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Can you blame her for describing it more like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre than the chocolates-and-teddy-bear version? Phaedra – It wasn’t my fault the mayor overheard my enthusiastic description of the best part of V-Day—1920s gangsters, molls, and shootouts in the streets. The panty-meltingly handsome male thinks I set him up to be the object of ridicule. Just the opposite. He’s the object of my deepest desires. Azari – Phaedra’s gorgeous and brilliant, not to mention irritating as hell. As soon as I figure out how to forgive her for keeping such a big secret from me, I’m going to learn how to dance the Charleston in my pinstripe suit, spats, and Fedora. Because even though I swore off love, I’m going to find a way to make her mine. AmazonKU
This is a HEA, Hot Romantic Fiction Novel. Of passions and desires, that unexpectedly brings together two people through unexpected events. AmazonKU
Fire. Exactly what he was. Explosive. Both on the battlefield and off it. Don’t play with it, you will only get burned. They searched the trading lanes for their enemies and their brothers. Cyborgs created by Earth Corp as their private army now free, they had choice and freedom and the need to find their mates. Centuries were a long time. A long time to not age. A long time to be alone. But she was out there and when he found her…… He would be his name and bring fire to her life. If she wasn’t ready for him…… he’d just have to use those skills ingrained in him since birthing to get what he wanted. Break her in enough to take him and once inside that bounty, she wouldn’t be able to deny him her own pleasure. The cost of having him? Having the fire that only he could create in her? He’d never be letting her go. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Sounded good to me, put it on my TBR List.
Destry’s life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they’re building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn’t exist, hidden inside a massive volcano. As she uncovers more about their past, Destry begins to question the mission she’s devoted her life to, and must make a choice that will reverberate through Sask-E’s future for generations to come. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Some mixed reviews (checked Goodreads as well) but on the whole positive.
A jewel to steal. A planet to save. A leader to love? I’m supposed to be taking rulership of my planet when I find myself sneaking aboard an off-worlders’ ship. It’s just my bad luck the last known shol male is a compatible mate, when being with him could jeopardize my entire species. I am a ruler, and it is my clan duty to mate for survival… not love. He can’t be mine if I wish to protect my planet from invasion. I can’t keep him, but my mating loh react to his touch, and everything in me wants him to be mine. AmazonKU Author’s Universal Link
VS Note: LGBTQ Superhero romance
Louis Mahoney has always considered his ability to teleport a gift. That is, until it takes him from 1923 to present-day Chicago. Dumped in an unfamiliar era, Louis is kidnapped for his superhuman abilities and finds himself between two mobsters and their feud for power. In order to survive, Louis has to put aside a century-old grudge and work for Chicago’s most notorious mob boss—Rick O’Shea. Forced to bear witness to an unjust and terrible crime, Louis makes a promise to himself. He’s going to take O’Shea down for good, but his plan for revenge is sidetracked when he’s placed under the watchful eye of O’Shea’s most valuable weapon: a volatile and intriguing young man with a murderous reputation known as The Reaper. Amazon
STEPHANIE – True love is a concept I’ve never trusted. So, this whole alien fated mates thing? It makes no sense. The fact that the Vrika apparently chose the absolute worst partner for me only proves that the fated mate bond is all kinds of messed up. Gahn Errok is the epitome of arrogance. He’s brash, ungrateful, offensive, and possibly the most dramatic man I’ve ever met in my life, human or alien. He swept into our Sea Sand settlement expecting I’d fall at his feet and go back to his mountains as his obedient little wife. Well, I am going to the mountains, but only to help with the human mission there. I am definitely not going because of him. Even if he annoyingly insists that one day I’ll love him as much as he loves me. Alright, Gahn Errok. I’ll take that bet. Because you are the last male on this planet, no, in this universe, I would ever want to be with. ERROK – There is only one thing that could make my existence even more perfect than it already is: a mate. I’ve hungered, waited, and yearned for a mate. Finally, it is my time. Finally, I will have the love I’ve craved. Only I meet my beloved in the dust and the sand and she…Does not seem to want me. Which makes no sense. Any woman would rejoice at the chance to be my mate! But, strangely, Zuh-Tephanie does not rejoice. In fact, she glares at me as if hoping I’ll fall off the edge of a cliff. Well, too bad for her that I am too clever to fall off a cliff. I am strong. I am worthy. I will win her. I just…Have to figure out how. AmazonKU
Decimated by the savage Deg’Nara and teetering on the brink of extinction, the last surviving males of the once great Chiagan-Se embark on a quest to salvage what is left of their civilization. They send their remaining seeker ships into the void, searching for genetically compatible females. Time is running out, but in the far reaches of the universe, a match is discovered. One thousand panic-stricken women awaken years in the future, aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft bound for parts unknown. The males thought they came willingly. The females believed they’d been kidnapped. Full of hopeful expectation, the males prepare for the arrival of their new mates. Terrified and furious, the women prepare for combat and when the two sides meet, the battle commences. AmazonKU
He was her salvation…or her destruction. The galactic war between the Chiagan-Se and the treacherous Deg’Nara wages on. The human females Leah and the Irish lass Moira find themselves captured and then abandoned, forced to fend for themselves on a barren planet light years from all they know. Their only hope is Sulas, a fugitive breeder slave, who wants nothing to do with them. Survival is chancy at best, but together, the three embark on a perilous journey to rejoin the Chiagan-Se rebels. AmazonKU
I grew up in Hell. Now with the help of a giant orc, I’ll build myself a Heaven. I’ve worked with the orcs in their war against the dark elves. But that didn’t mean I ever thought I’d love one of these hulking monsters. Pitha is different. He’s a war machine, yes. But with the soul of a poet. His arms and thighs are strong. They could break me easily. But when they wrap around me? It’s like a gentle breeze. Who knew such a beast could be capable of so much affection. All these years, Pitha has had to fight and kill. But now that he has me… He can finally love. Amazon KU
Something is rotten in the state of cybernetics. Elsinore Robotics is on the cusp of a breakthrough—the company is poised to create the first humanoid androids powered by true artificial intelligence. Their only rival, Norwegian Technologies, lost a publicly streamed contest between their flagship model, Fortinbras, and Elsinore’s HAM(let) v.1. But when the first Hamlet model is found irreparably deactivated, the apparent victim of wild malware, the field of consumer cybernetics is thrown wide open. However, Hamlet v.1’s memories were not entirely lost in the accident. Hamlet v.2 swears to avenge his progenitor, but is plagued by the aftereffects of integrating Old Hamlet’s backup into his own neural matrix. Beset by doubts about whether his feelings are truly his own, he worries his love for his boyfriend, Horatio, is an illusion, all the while driven by a consuming need for revenge. While he has a method, there is a madness in it, and Hamlet’s actions will leave no corner of Elsinore unscathed. A beat-by-beat retelling of the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet, Prince of Robots grapples with conscience, ambition, and pain, and what it means to be, or not to be, human. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
AMELIA – Grandma Ruth’s Tolkien-inspired bed-and-breakfast holds a secret, a broken interstellar gate. She tells me my grandfather wasn’t human, but an orckin who had come to Earth through the gate, and returned to his home planet through it. Getting the gate to work to find him was the easy part. Now, face-first in the dirt of his home planet, I have no plan. No way to get back, either. Rhuger finds me. A seven-foot-tall green orc bristling with weapons whose sinful mouth and dark laughter make my heart race. With his help as my bodyguard, I’m navigating this new world. But I’ve been given two weeks by the Rìgh of the Oc’Dellor to find a mate within the clan, or risk being married off to avoid war. I know who I’d choose if I could. But Rhuger has made it clear that I am his duty, nothing more. Though he can’t keep his hand out of mine. RHUGER – Never in a thousand years did I imagine finding a lush female within the Craobh na Beatha, the holy six-winged tree. She’s orckin, but not entirely. Amelia’s a rare beauty, but …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
VS Note: From DEC 24.
Macy is feeling a little left out, as usual. Who would have thought moving from one planet to another wouldn’t change that loneliness? She is never alone these days since Etterians guard human women with an urgency she understands. But the lack of companionship is like a dark aching abyss inside her chest. On some days, it threatens to implode, and Macy Mitchell would cease to exist. Looming is her impending meeting with King Xeus of Etteria. How is she supposed to keep her shit together when presented to royalty? Not after she ran from the last king she met. For Xeus, the void expands daily. Duty, honor, concern for his dying people, and endless loneliness fill his life. Having decided to search for pairings among other worlds, he is pleased his son found his soulmate among human women. It doesn’t mean that Xeus’s loneliness and longing haven’t ended until he stumbles upon a crying female. Meaning only to soothe, he is spellbound when her presence brings him peace. Unable to resist, he forms an attachment to a female he can never have. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: An LGBTQ scifi release of note.
Chosen? Hardly. Kayson, Geros and Mal are not hers. She is not theirs. So why does their every touch set her on fire? Why is it so easy to give in to the pleasure they provide? She must play along. othing is real. Every magical touch, every gasp, is just part of the mission. When she begs for more, it’s all part of the plan…isn’t it? And falling in love with all three of them? Absolutely forbidden.
She refuses to be a surrogate for any alien. Sarah French refuses to passively accept her fate as a surrogate for a Palantir chief. She has to accompany the beastly alien general to his home world, but she only has to give him a year to woo her and act as his surrogate before she can walk away. Determined not to have a child she has to leave behind, and sure she could never love an alien she hasn’t met, she takes an illegal drug that will prevent conception, possibly forever. She just has to endure the year and will be able to walk away with no lingering ties. It comes as a shock to realize Reld is a lot different than she expected (in many knotty ways), and the possibility of a new and happier life on Baxa beckons. With her secret between them, will he be able to forgive her actions and accept just her, since she might never conceive? Seven years ago, the Faction agreed to save Earth from the Vorathan invasion in exchange for Earth women giving them one year of proxy rights to act as a surrogate, since the aliens of the Faction faced a dwindling population. With the Vorathans feared throughout the galaxy as bloodthirsty, vicious marauders, the Earth’s government agreed. That doesn’t mean the women did. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance – romantic elements maybe – but a cyberpunk scifi release of note.
Tenebrium is a dystopian noir thriller set in a future where the prohibition/Gatsby era has come around again. The year is 2425, and the jazz age is in full swing—again. Guys, dolls, gangsters and molls, drugs and prohibition are just the tip of the iceberg for Detective Thea Williams and her mentor Walt as they struggle to solve a horrific series of murders, all the while dealing with the consequences and complications of their not-so-professional relationship. Embroiled in the case and stymied at every turn by the corrupt District Attorney, who also happens to be her estranged father, Thea quickly discovers a much more sinister plot. Thrown into a dark world of cults and corruption, Thea must fight for survival lest Tenebrium City eat her alive. In Tenebrium City, even neon lights cast shadows. AmazonKU
KNOT dating the bad boy alien billionaire. Mirra’s friend Cassie has a hot new polar bear alien boyfriend and Mirra can’t help but be jealous. So when Cassie offers to introduce Mirra to her boyfriend’s gorgeous billionaire friend, she jumps at the chance. Mirra doesn’t even need Lennox to send her into heat. She’s already burning for him. And burning with curiosity to find out if everything her friend says about Ximian biology is true! Too bad this gorgeous alien is only interested in a fake girlfriend. Should she risk her heart playing games with the bad boy alien billionaire? Lennox lives by a set of rules designed to make sure he never turns into a brokenhearted sap like his father. Rule number one: don’t fall in love. When his father tries to set up an arranged match for him, he’s looking for any way to avoid it. He comes up with the perfect scheme: Fake date a human woman to make his father think he’s finally fallen in love. The problem is, when he hires Mirra as his fake girlfriend, all his rules go out the airlock. All he can think about is sending her into heat and showing her why Ximians do it better. The longer he spends with Mirra, the more he starts to worry he might be about to break the most important rule of all. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ cyberpunk scifi release of note.
Suffering PTSD from her past cases, Inspector Regulator Fawn Granger is exhausted with her job and she can’t wait to move to the Southwest Territories, when another death violation drops into her lap. World famous Dr. Leonard Cho, obsessed with cybernetics, is killed. Fawn and long-term partner, Briscoe Baker, have investigated strange cases before, but nothing like this one. Potential witnesses value their tech over the death of Dr. Cho, making the case difficult to solve. Things become even more challenging when an organization, guilty of human rights violations, becomes involved, and a hacker gets their hands on a list of undercover Regulators. With only five days to retirement, will this death violation push Fawn into a mental spiral? Or will she repair the damage for herself and bring the violator to justice. Together, she and Briscoe must do all they can to solve this death violation.
When Lea arrives on Xentra Station, she’s hoping the rumours that it’s a place you can find humans are true. Rescued from slavery by a bounty hunter, she’s now hunting across the universe for her sister. She knows the chances of ever seeing her again are slim, but as long as there’s still breath in her lungs, Lea’s going to keep looking, keep fighting. But when the contact she’s supposed to make in Xentra is nowhere to be found, Lea has to decide whether to trust in an irritable stranger to help her follow the next clue to her sister’s whereabouts. Taph is fed up. Fed up of not having any leads on the human slave ring, fed up of the failure of the new station Commander to do anything about it. A chance encounter with Lea presents a perfect opportunity to infiltrate a nearby slaver stronghold on the planet Arafala, where he might just be able to find the piece of information, the clue that blows the whole human slave trade operation wide open. The closer they get to Arafala, though, the more Lea and Taph start to doubt that they’ve made the right decision. To get what they both want, they have to put each other at considerable risk. But can they still do that when they might each be exactly what the other needs? AmazonKU
I may have met my fated mate. But I was not expecting this…Orin and I are brothers in arms in the Kiphian militia. Until one day when he touches my scales and my body starts burning. It’s a sign to tell me I’ve met my fated mate. But how is this so? Orin is my bro. Does fate have a sense of humor? We are supposed to be focused on a war, but the only battles I care about are the ones waging inside of me when I’m near Orin. I think that there must be a mistake. Until I learn Orin’s secret…I’m not sure if I’m the only one feeling the mate bond. But there is only one way for me to find out for myself. I’ll either come out of this with my mate at my side…Or with a very pissed off dude. AmazonKU
Rhiana’s Herc400, Simon, is a thing of beauty and her prized possession. It makes her just a little uneasy, though, when he begins to behave in a way that isn’t described in the owner’s manual. Unknown to Rhiana, Simon is actually a CS Cyborg—the most deadly weapon ever conceived and created by mankind. And he’s begun to ‘awaken’. But is that a good thing? Or a bad thing? Multiple heroes/female with three males
Amazon NOTE: Books 1 and 2 of the series are in Kobo so perhaps this one will get there
Helpless to stop his ship from being sucked into the worm hole to save his younger brother’s life, Razorr had no idea which galaxy he would wake up in, or even if he would ever wake at all.
Adelynn was working her grandad’s old farm just to give her enough time to rescue her younger sister from the treacherous cult that had her trapped. She wasn’t prepared for an alien spaceship to crash land right outside her window. Or the stunning seven-foot-tall alien prince that didn’t just burn down her barn in the collision, but set her heart—and her body—on fire with one smoldering look.
Will they manage to save each other as well as their families, or will they be torn apart because of the impossible choices they have to make? A sister on Earth and a brother in space, and a huge chasm between them that not even love might be able to bridge. AmazonKU
A childhood trauma instilled Cory Wolff with the compulsive need to be there for others. In addition to managing a hardware store, she helps out her widowed mother and younger sister, and maintains the family property. She also rescues the unwanted horse or two and the occasional human. When Evelyn Brubaker stumbles into her truck’s path in downtown San Antonio, disoriented and bleeding, Cory — always a sucker for a damsel in distress — takes her in. Evelyn is young, sweet, and needy, and Cory falls for her hard. So what if Evelyn originally thinks Cory is a guy? That Cory’s family believes she’s crazy? Evelyn’s the one. She’s got to be. Except certain things don’t add up. Not only does Evelyn not remember her accident, she’s forgotten everything about her life, including how to use a cell phone. And there’s no record of her existence anywhere. Evelyn doesn’t mind taking care of a home, even that of a stranger. Cory is kind to her and protects her from the outside world. Soon Evelyn relies on Cory for everything. But eventually bits of her memory resurface and things become so absurd they seem downright impossible. Will uncovering the whole truth bring them together? Or does the real Evelyn have no place in Cory’s world? Amazon
I might have a crush on the meanest alien soldier on the Warship. I was taken away from my sheltered life as a young piano prodigy to serve on an alien warship. So yes, it took a little while for me to come out of my shell. But when lizard aliens boarded the Warship to kidnap the humans, I had to fight to not get taken away from my new life. I never wanted to feel that helpless again, so a certain captain offered to train me to ensure that I wouldn’t But why was he helping me? Everyone thought he hated humans. So why was he being so nice to me, and why was I having such inappropriate thoughts about him? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. I had it pre-ordered. I enjoy his books on occasion and of course anything with a dystopian tone to it appeals to me.
In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting. The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone—or something—they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm. Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy. But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall. As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world. AmazonKU AB
Crushing on a hot alpha doctor isn’t in Eric Blake’s plans when he goes to a clinic to fix his weird heats. Unfortunately, it seems that won’t be easy, and Dr. Randall suggests an… experimental treatment that will also help the doctor’s research. It’s unorthodox, but it’s not personal. And no matter how good the alpha smells to him or how much Eric starts needing him, he knows Dr. Randall will never see him as an omega worthy of mating. Disillusioned with mating after his disastrous marriage, Hugh Randall wants to prove that true mates don’t really exist. He’ll never get mated again and his interest in Eric is purely professional. He’ll fix him, and they’ll go their separate ways.
At least, that was the plan. But along the way, the lines get blurred, and what starts as a scientific experiment turns into something else. Something very much unprofessional. Something that might ruin their lives. AmazonKU
You’ve made it to the Tower. Hope starts here. These are the words we say to greet the scared, the injured, the hungry, when they finally reach the last safe haven. The Tower is the only refuge from the Blighted Plague that has ravaged the land and turned the survivors into flesh-hungry animals. We are the lucky ones, and everyone else is condemned to die. Mother tells us so. Then one day, a dangerous man and his brutal brothers threaten to tear these lies apart. Dexer is an adrenaline rush who leaves me breathless. Blaize makes my heart pound in ways I never thought possible, and Keenan fell from grace only to lift me up. They call me Beauty, and I am theirs in a brutal world. But while the Tower still stands, we’re doomed to fall. I’ve lost so much already, and I won’t watch my men die. This is no fairy tale. This is war. Author’s note: Beauty So Golden is a standalone romance based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, set in a post-apocalyptic zombie world. The story is sweetly smutty and delicious. The Ledger brothers are competitive and possessive, and the heroine never has to choose. AmazonKU
Space station cop Varuna Das is different. He’s half-human, half-dimeti, and the mix of DNA has had some interesting consequences…like a tail he does his best to keep hidden. Well into middle age, he’s used to being treated badly because of his looks, and as much as he hates it, he understands it. Humans and dimeti just finished a twenty-year war, after all. What he doesn’t understand is why Major Kerrick StarCourser, a young, beautiful war hero, keeps coming back to him for no-strings sexy fun. Or why Kerrick’s suddenly shown up, bruised and battered, just as Varuna transfers to Shard Hills, a small town on a nearby planet, to take over as sheriff. Kerrick doesn’t show any sign of leaving this time, settling into Varuna’s new home and cooking up a storm. It’s as though he was never a special forces officer. Confused as he is, Varuna loves having Kerrick there. His life in Shard Hills is shaping up to provide everything he’s ever wanted: a home, a purpose, a family. But when Varuna’s dark past catches up to him, will Kerrick’s heroic integrity let him forgive and forget…and stay? AmazonKU
Participating in the Ixionian exchange program was only ever supposed to be about my body. It was never supposed to be about my heart. Commander Azrael Emrys is everything I’ve never wanted in a man—or alien. He’s dutiful to a fault, arrogant beyond belief, and focused on only one thing—commanding and caring for the soldiers under his command. But some things are out of even his control. When an AI malfunction lands us on another planet, I see a new side to Commander Emrys. One that makes me feel desires I didn’t know I had—and longings I’d long since given up on. But the nascent rebellion is here too, and the Commander has wounds that I might not be able to heal. I came here to be a companion. But the Commander tempts me to so much more. AmazonKU
Can he protect her from his own enemy? Nero Hart is one of only seven alien survivors, all of whom are Strazanian rares blessed with special powers. But nothing can save them from their power-hungry enemies, the Dronians, who wiped out the innocent Strazanian people. Nero and the six other rares are forced to flee their planet and survive on Earth, where they each become human and lay low. Nero becomes Jack, a nondescript male whose memories are wiped out for his own safety. But he can’t escape his past forever. Recollections start flooding back, compromising his very existence. The danger further snowballs when he rescues a gorgeous human woman from her violent ex. A woman he can’t seem to let go.Brynn Monash was never a believer in fairytales, until her knight in shining armor appears and saves the day. Too bad her knight comes with scales and a fin, as well as bloodthirsty enemies determined to hunt him down. But Nero will do everything he must to keep them both alive and safe, even if he has to draw on every one of his unstable alien powers to do so. Then Nero realizes Brynn isn’t some helpless damsel in distress and there is more to her than meets the eye. Were they always meant to be together? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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VS: Had a conversation with someone the other day about one of my older, standalone scifi romances, so I’ll put that one for this week’s backlist spotlight. The concepts were fun to write – what if there was one remaining ancient alien explorer still trapped on a primitive planet when a few humans arrived? And how would she feel when she was finally freed, thousands of years after her father and the rest of their expedition unaccountably left her behind? There’s also an Easter egg of sorts, in that a member of my family loathes green beans so I wrote them into one scene. This probably should have been a duology – I had so much plot!
Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or to destroy everyone around her?
Space Marine Nate Reilly and his Special Forces team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.
Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?
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At Conjure Ink, we’re about to head out on a hunt for Bigfoot. Hank’s gathered evidence that points to a likely spot up on Mount Baker. But when our crew goes out on a week long camping trip, searching for the elusive creature, we get far more than we bargain for. And what begins as a simple expedition turns into a fight for survival in the depths of the Cascade wilderness. AmazonKU
Between being a single mum and trying to keep her café profitable enough to pay the rent, Tacey barely has a moment to herself. So when a rare night out with the girls earns her a supernatural stalker, that’s the last straw. Wystan Steel has one regret – he wishes he’d been able to save his wife and child. Forced to watch Tacey and her daughter from afar, he’ll do anything to fulfil his duty to protect them – even if that means Tacey hates him for it. Besides, enemies have become lovers before.
Shift is about to get real. All white witch Samantha Sinclair wants is for life to go back to normal. But on the eve of the grand reopening of Damien’s restaurant, trouble shows up in the form of a pack of shifters bent on wreaking havoc. A storm is brewing, a hurricane that devours magic and all who wield it. Can Sam find a way to protect her extended supernatural family? Or will she lose everything and everyone she’s grown to love? AmazonKU
Christopher Kelsey has spent a lifetime working in the police department, but his free time is consumed by work, leaving him with little time for the fun things in life. His friends say he needs a partner or a dog. He doesn’t want either. His latest case is the most bizarre he’s ever come across. Black magic, demons and more, all he wants to do is dig through the delusions to find the truth.
Is the stunning apparition that only he can see real? Or is it a sign he should have quit years ago? The more Christopher investigates, the stranger the case becomes. Can he solve it and retain his sanity? Or will the invisible stranger extract a price he’s unable to pay? AmazonKU
He betrayed me. Now he’s trying to win me back. Everything was going just fine… I spent my days tattooing magical designs on my supernatural clientele and my nights either drinking wine and watching movies with my friends or tangled between the sheets with a certain lethally sexy, dark prince. That was until he leaked the secret we discovered about my blood. Now, the coven leaders are after me with a vengeance. Keiran swears he can explain his betrayal, but can I put my trust in him again? Fate seems to throw us together at every turn, but pushing him aside is pointless – the fire between us burns brighter with each passing day, and I know I can’t resist him much longer. If I don’t figure out a way to stop this witch hunt, I’m likely to burn. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release of a vella serial.
One broken human-ish girl. Twelve gorgeous supernatural bachelors. A paranormal dating game with bite. What’s a half-wolf girl to do when her fated mate rejects her? Apparently, go on a supernatural reality dating show. Twelve hunky bachelors are vying for my attention and my heart. Including my ex’s twin brother…It’s the perfect recipe for revenge. But my desire to get back at those who hurt me is a lot harder with all the drama the other suitors bring. And when I start developing real feelings for the man who should be my enemy. Nothing feels better than getting sweet revenge…Until you fall in love with your target. AmazonKU
I never had a chance. Eluding Death is impossible. With Thane’s memory restored, the Demon pack heir is coming for me again. Despite the inexorable pull I feel toward my mate, my beautiful enemy, I won’t make the same mistake twice. He’s not the only one with power, and it’s time to take fate into my own hands. He’ll never claim me, he’ll never have my soul. Or at least that’s what I thought until an ancient foe appears driving me straight into my enemy’s arms. Now we are forced to fight together or be torn apart for good. What if I was wrong and Death isn’t the true villain of my story? AmazonKU
On my list of “ways this could get worse”, sharing my mind with someone else wasn’t up there…But I don’t have time to dwell on that. If my sister is going to keep sending monsters after me, it’s time to go on the offensive and finally track her down. Before she can hurt anyone else…I’m nowhere near as powerful as her yet, but I’m out of options. If you love kick-ass heroines and magical adventures, you’ll love WATER, the third book in L.C. Mawson’s new F/F urban fantasy series, Daughter of Nature. Amazon Apple Books
What’s a single prince to do when confronted with the baton of protagonism? Why, become the hero of his own story of course! And in Xanth that usually means embarking on a quest. For Prince Nolan Naga, there’s only one thing missing from his life: a wife. He needs a royal match by the time he assumes the throne. But to make sure he lands the right spouse, he must consult with the Good Magician. After completing the three challenges necessary to see the Good Magician, Nolan learns that the ideal bride for him does exist. She is Apoca of the Lips Tribe. From the Queendom of Thanx—a matriarchy that is the opposite of Xanth—she is a formidable woman, one whose very kiss can seduce a man into love slavery. But before a happily ever after, they’ll have to team up to put an end to a curse that’s causing every baby in Xanth to be born with the same magical talent, all while navigating through a realm plagued by endless puns. It could be the end of the world as we know it. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Laz had been caged once. He’d never let it happen again. Lazarus woke up in a moving car, bound and gagged, his wolf prancing in his mind, howling about a mate. Kidnapped by the enemy, his mate bond stretched to a rail-thin female with blonde hair and a dirty mouth on her–especially when she turned it in his direction. But would his new mate turn him over to her leader, or did she plan to keep him for herself like a pet, chained in her room for the rest of his life? Calanthe’s task was simple: capture the girl, leave no witnesses, return to base. She never expected to find her fated mate standing next to her target, his nearness making him collateral damage. The mate bond sang to her, and Calanthe made a decision that would cost her later. All she knew was loyalty to her pack–but could she be happy with Lazarus without betraying her father? AmazonKU
While the Voodoo Queen’s loa roams the bayous in search of a new host, the sisters must hunt down the six sources of his power to keep him from ghosting the body he currently inhabits. But the manhunt quickly goes awry and places the sisters and their families in some cruel and cursed crosshairs. For extra protection from Marie Leveau and her magical minions, the sisters form their most unexpected alliance yet with an enterprising djinn. Bolstered by their boosted defenses, the sisters lead the charge to create a new council for the paranormals of New Orleans. With their powers combined, the committee can stop Marie Leveau from ever terrorizing the city again. But first, they must stop her and the loa or the consequences will be dire. The sisters’ lives are on the line, and this uphill battle to dethrone the Voodoo Queen could scorch the entire city. AmazonKU
Bennett Chiston is fed up. After eight years with his fae father in Faerie, being trapped in a small Northern Michigan town with his controlling human mother is pure agony. Magic defined Bennett—it affirmed his identity as a trans man and allowed him true freedom. Too bad Bennett’s father stole his magic and kicked him out of Faerie with zero explanation. Desperate to return, Bennett hunts down Callum Truett, a reclusive magewolf alpha who may be able to restore Bennett’s magic. He doesn’t expect his long-lost childhood best friend Jesse Chen, another alpha wolf shifter, to barge in during the meeting. The tension between the two alphas is impossible to ignore, but it works in Bennett’s favor when Jesse needles Callum into accepting the job. As each magical experiment fails, taciturn Callum keeps Bennett grounded, while cheerful Jesse lifts his spirits. The developing three-way connection turns into powerful attraction, even forcing Jesse and Callum to confront the mutual feelings they’d denied until Bennett arrived. Together, they all fit. Yet Bennett still can’t let go of his desire to leave the mundane realm behind. Everything about it makes him miserable. Everything except Callum and Jesse. When an opportunity to return to Faerie finally appears, Bennett is forced to choose: give up his two gorgeous alphas, or change his definition of home. AmazonKU
The Heliacle has risen. But it wasn’t without a cost. After being freed from her ordeal in Lylican,
Amylia begins to heal as she forges a new life in Asteryn. But within its borders, bonds are being strained to the limit. Old wounds test the strength of those closest to each other. The eight territories of Labrynth are still dangerously divided, human distrust of Wytchlings cleaving them apart. After devastating attacks threaten to break tentative alliances, Asteryn makes a desperate attempt to unite them all. Attica is stirring…Imogyn, its Queen, is ready for war…And she knows something they don’t. AmazonKU
Without mates, shifters in Black Forest Ridge are going feral. My pack and I will share that same fate if we can’t find our destined mates. For years I’ve searched for my fated mate. I never imagined finding Nova, a newcomer to the Ridge and heir of my natural-born enemy. The instant my eyes locked with hers, I knew she was mine. But our magnetic attraction and my desperate need to make her mine can’t change the cruel twist of fate that she comes from a long lineage of Hunters. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Four short stories about the Origin of Loralie, Poseidon, Silas and Mac. AmazonKU
Xander is many things, but he isn’t a vampire… yet. For now, being a vampire’s daytime assistant has its perks. Hanging out with vampires is just one of them. The downsides? Well, for one, Xander and his friends getting kidnapped by a group of armed mages. They want a book they think Xander’s boss has in his possession, and refusing them means torture followed by a slow death. Being a normal human among supernaturals, at the mercy of those stronger, has never frustrated Xander so much. But as the friends struggle to keep themselves alive, Xander might have a bigger advantage than anyone realizes. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A Valentine’s anthology to slake your thirst for blood and lust! (All proceeds go to Joyful Heart Foundation for children who’ve been abused.) AmazonKU
If you can’t put the genie back in its bottle, grab the Advil and prepare to give it a beat-down! Jules Cavanaugh would like nothing better than to settle into midlife, bury her toes in the sand, and sip margaritas with her hot new shifter boyfriend, but that’s not what the universe has planned. As the Mistress of Balance, it’s her job to keep the scales of light and dark from tipping, and so far, she’s doing a bang-up job. Since she found out she’s magical, she’s been kidnapped, attacked by a sea serpent, battled an army of Dark Fae, and even fought off biting pixies that make Florida’s mosquitos seem tame. Now, though, she’s facing paranormal threats from all directions. She has a spy in her bar, her truce with her witchy sister is over, and an ancient Djinn has made it his mission to take her down. Fortunately, she has a house that provides an unending supply of Advil, an insanely hot Alpha shifter for a boyfriend, and the most dangerous lapdog in existence. Toss in a gargoyle guard, two hilarious, powerful wizards, and two sassy best friends, and Jules is about to show her enemies just how dangerous underestimating a woman dealing with hot flashes, stray chin hairs, and a boatload of magic can be! AmazonKU
When the leader of the faeries comes to Mila asking for magical help finding a missing clan member, Mila is hesitant to step in. Faeries are known for their trickery, and she wants none of it until the queen makes her an offer she can’t refuse. By digging into some of her paranormal town’s darkest secrets on her hunt, Mila uncovers shocking information that might just get her killed. With a faerie still missing and her life on the line, Mila rushes to fulfill her promise before more than just her life is lost. AmazonKU
Can I survive loving a god? For as long as I can remember, and even further back than that, the Dragons of Serai have worshiped a goddess and only her. But everything has changed. A god has risen. He has returned long-lost magic to my people and balanced the Fire within us. Those who could, made the journey to Ha’tezan, where the God’s temple was unearthed. I am fortunate enough to be one of those Dragons. Shortly after my arrival, Karadas, the Dragon God of the Moon and Water, demanded a sacrifice—a man willing to give himself completely to our god and serve him in every way. Although the Sacrifice would be a servant to the God, he would hold a status even higher than that of a king. Dragons vied for the position, lining up every day at his temple to be considered. I did not go. I knew there was no chance of the God choosing me. And yet…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Something is stirring deep within the twins’ unearthed cauldron…and no, it’s not Bertha’s homemade moonshine. Lela and Mae finally found their tribe. After their magic trickles over to other granny witch descendants in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, now they have a coven and a home. Little do they know that the same magical source that supplies them with their powers can also make them deathly ill. Now they’re struggling to offload their magic and share it with volunteers within their coven…even the men. Men with shiny, new magical powers? Surely nothing could go awry. In the midst of the twins’ magical conundrums, a ghost from their family’s Scottish past keeps popping out of the cauldron like a genie from a lamp. She’s returned to issue a warning: the coins that Lela and Mae found on their family’s ancestral farm can’t be used by them, or anyone else, lest they be cursed for eternity. What’s the worst that could happen? Eternal curses? Pfft. Why not? When the coins go missing, the twins find themselves in a race against time to recover them before they are doomed to the same, unfortunate fate as their ancestor. Meanwhile, Lela is intrigued by the professor’s dark and handsome brother, Joseph, who also just happens to have an adorable four-year-old daughter named Eleanor. When an accident sends Eleanor directly to the ER, can Lela use her powers to save her? Or will her true identity push her new love interest away? AmazonKU
Ava Harper-Walker has it all. She’s married to the world’s best man, has a wonderful family with her first grandbaby on the way, and a whole band of friends to call her own. She figures the reason for all her blessings is that other things continue to go absolutely haywire in her life. The moment she and Drew return from their honeymoon, they have to rush off to battle a raging sea monster that escaped from Hell. And of course, Luci is nowhere to be found. He’s presumably searching for the last escapees, who continue to elude him. But hey, it’s okay. Ava’s got this. She gets the disgusting sea monster—slime tentacles, Ew—back to its fiery prison, then returns home to find the Vikings have come to call. They want Alfred, and they want him bad. Over Ava’s dead body. When one of her favorite people goes missing, aka Alfred, Ava goes into mama-bear mode. Nobody is going to get away with stealing her friend and butler. The immortal Vikings are the first names on her suspect list, but was it really them? The truth stone aids in the search, but Ava begins to doubt even that as everyone who has ever met Alfred becomes a suspect. Not to mention Winnie. As Alfred’s main squeeze, Aunt Winnie is losing it. And that is putting it mildly. When Winnie begins giving their family and friends the skeptical side-eye, Ava knows she’s got to find Alfred and fast. Not just for his safety, but for the safety of anyone who crosses Winnie’s path. AmazonKU
It’s inappropriate to wish for your ex-husband to be run over by a truck. The same goes for dressmakers, flower delivery people, and snotty little hotel concierges who mess up room reservations. But I don’t care. I’m not too proud to admit my daughter’s wedding has me stressed out. Okay, maybe I’ll only wish for a very small truck to hit him. Twice. There are a thousand things that require my attention, but it’s impossible to be productive when all I can think about is the boiling rage I feel every time I look at my ex and his bimbo-of-the-week. I’m trying to pull it together, but everything that can go wrong has. I just need a break and a little pick-me-up. An afternoon getting lost in the local market should do the trick. That’s when a pirate’s loss becomes my gain. My strange and beautiful new trinket is anything but ordinary. And suddenly everything in my life is falling into place. You know what they say about wishes? It’s best to be careful when making them. If you don’t know the difference between what you want and what you need, the consequences could be deadly. Or hilarious. AmazonKU
Edovard: Um…I was told I’m supposed to summarize my story here, but recently I’ve learned that blurbs are hard so I’m not sure what to say. My name is Edovard Durand Folange. I’m twenty seven years old from Fresno, California, and recently I moved across the country to live with my new parents and brother. Oppa kills people for a living, and Papa is his announcer guy, and my brother is like his assistant, and I guess it turns out I’m the person the magic tells who needs to die—it’s called being an Augur. I don’t really know what that word means, but even though it’s scary, I’m getting used to it. It’s nice to have a job, but Santanos (he’s the Avatar of Evil) offered me a second job, and I’m really excited about that because I get to work with him and help him fix the minions. A lot of them aren’t doing very well, so my second job is to make sure that everyone gets as much love as they need in their lives. Sometimes that means killing people who are stealing all the love away from them. I guess maybe I’m a little evil too, because I don’t mind letting Oppa kill those people to save the minions. The Trouble with Trying to Love a Hellion is a 52k MM+ paranormal romance, featuring a cinnamon roll narrator with more than the usual amount of love to give and a sultry incubus who happens to be the Avatar of Evil. If the minions are especially affectionate with the cinnabun, well, who can blame them when he’s the best cuddler they’ve ever met? AmazonKU
Stavrok and Lucy’s son has come of age, and it’s time for him to meet his fated mate. Anselm’s desire for his mate eats at him day and night. It seems a curse on the men in his family to wait until breaking point to find their fate. But what the prince doesn’t know is that he’s already known the woman made for him, and she’s pregnant with his babe. Kayla fell in love with Anselm the first moment she laid eyes on him. What she didn’t expect after an amazing night of passion with him, was for him to disappear, leaving her pregnant and alone. She’s got by just fine on her own, and there’s no way she’s letting Anselm stroll back into her life after what he’d done.
When I save the life of an enemy demon prince, I never expect him to claim me…I’m a human healer, who’s trapped in the underworld by a rebel cult. After I see the sinfully sexy Demon of Earth being wounded in battle, I defy my captors to break the spell that’s sent the prince into a deep sleep. He’s…gorgeous. But he’s also a dark sorcerer and a winged panther shifter. Every moment that I’m with the cocky playboy prince, I’m in danger. Yet it turns out that I’m his fated mate. Terrified, I reject our bond because my cult will kill us both. But the prince offers me a deal: if I stay with him in his enchanted citadel for a week, then he’ll protect me forever. It’s hard to push away the wickedly handsome demon, when all I want to do is grab him by the horns and claim him. But I have a secret that’s even more dangerous than the war that rages around us and it could tear us apart. AmazonKU
Cut off from his family—and more importantly, the family fortune—Blake Castelli stakes his future on one last throw of the dice: he’ll go to Las Vegas and use his line of credit at the Morrigan casino to replenish his bank account. But the Morrigan’s under new ownership. And while Blake doesn’t remember handsome, arrogant Declan MacKenna from their ill-fated encounter ten years ago, Declan remembers him. And he wants payback. Declan offers Blake a humiliating, degrading deal he has no choice but to take even though it’s all kinds of wrong. While Blake may be an alpha werewolf, so is Declan—and he out-alphas Blake at every turn. Blake shouldn’t enjoy what Declan does to him. He shouldn’t crave things no alpha should ever accept. Declan’s turned him into someone he doesn’t recognize: helpless, needy, and out of control. Declan wants to keep hating Blake, but he can’t. Blake wants to trust Declan, but that’s impossible. When magical and mundane attacks threaten them both, Blake has nowhere to turn. If Declan doesn’t realize his feelings run deeper than desire in time to save them both, they could lose everything…even their lives. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
Hades, the wickedly dark god-king of the Underworld, needs a queen. And he’s chosen Persephone.
All Persephone has ever desired is control of her own life, and someone noticing her once in a while. Kept in her mother’s shadow, and overlooked by the entirety of Olympus, her dream seems impossible… and now she’s doomed to wed a dull god of her mother’s choosing…Until she crosses paths with a handsome, dark warrior who rouses wildfire heat in her veins—a male whose immense power is unmistakable, and who matches the fearful tales whispered in Olympus—stories of a cruel, heartless king who rules his realm of death with an iron fist. When Hades abducts her and imprisons her in the depths of the Underworld, a dormant part of her awakens. And as she slowly discovers the truth about him, Persephone isn’t sure whether the snarling, dark beast of a king is her doom… or her saviour… but she knows one thing…She will embrace the fire he awakens in her with every heated glance, and every vicious growl. And use it to tame him and forge her dreams into reality. Because, Persephone, the quiet, gentle goddess of nature, desires a king. And nothing will stop her from claiming his black heart.
Gemma Storm just lost her mother and is feeling lost and alone. Taking a well-deserved break in the North Woods, she comes across an ad for an urgently needed nanny. With nothing to hold her back, she answers a nanny ad. There she finds a hot-as-sin man with adorable, orphaned twins. Life is about to get interesting. Dylon Jay, lion shifter, is on a mission to investigate the suspicious death of his brother and sister-in-law. But with his two infant nephews needing constant care, he has no time. When a woman with a beautiful smile and the desire to help answers his ad, he knows he’s got his hands full. She’s his mate. And she’s perfect. Between cleaning poopy diapers, baby puke, and making love to the woman born for him, he discovers the plot that killed his brother includes the babies. Scrambling to protect their newly formed family, Dylon and Gemma will sacrifice everything to save the lives of two innocent cubs. AmazonKU
The massive wildman has sworn to protect me. After scaring away my abusive ex, the handsome Sasquatch known as Mastorr refuses to leave my side. He promises to keep me safe, and he also insists we’re fated mates…But I’m not ready for another relationship. Not now. Maybe not ever. What if I’m too broken inside? Mastorr’s size scares me, but little by little, he starts to gain my trust. His huge, furry arms become my refuge, and I start to believe we might actually share a future together. He gradually helps me heal, and I’m pretty sure he’s the most patient and affectionate male on the face of the earth. But my ex isn’t finished with me yet, and he has powerful friends.
One night of bliss could unravel a kingdom. Be obedient. Be grateful. As the neglected illegitimate son of a powerful family, Corin is expected to follow his magic-gifted brother to the palace as a servant. He’s unwilling but resigned—and allows himself one night of distraction in a stranger’s arms. Corin never knew pleasure and pain could be so exhilarating. So comforting. Corin only regrets he’ll never again see the anonymous man who ruined him for anyone else. Until the next morning, when Corin meets his brother’s new arranged fiancé. Prince Audric doesn’t want a loveless political betrothal, but he’ll do anything for his kingdom. His last night of freedom is a rare indulgence—and a terrible mistake. Corin is sweet, beautiful, and sees Audric like nobody else does. He’s also Audric’s fiancé’s younger brother. Audric’s arranged betrothal might be a relationship in name only, but he can’t touch Corin again. Constant proximity hurts when they can’t be together. But avoidance is impossible when Corin might be the key to unraveling the conspiracy behind Audric’s betrothal—And when Corin keeps fainting into Audric’s arms. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release. Listed in Erotica.
When Lizzy finds out she has cancer and her boyfriend’s cheating on her, driving off into the sunset in his Maserati sounds like a really good idea…until her car crashes in the middle of nowhere and the only people around to help her are two good ol’ boys off on a camping trip with a howlingly good secret. This very hot paranormal romance contains: one headstrong girl doing the best she can, one grumpy alpha werewolf, one cinnamon roll werewolf, and a stunningly good time. AmazonKU
Everything’s been upside down since I helped Maya and the Faithful with the Rojo clan: Luna said no when I offered to turn her as per our arrangement, a sentiment I agree with but don’t understand—and Sam, my “favorite” Faithful, is telling me, an unholy being, to stay “topped up.” And if there’s a hell for vampires, I’m living in it: Paco hasn’t come back since I turned him, and I need to break up with an all-too-human Zach for his own well-being. When Luna’s kidnapped by a cult attempting to summon the Sleeper, I have absolute proof that it’s safer for everyone for me to be alone—but I’m going to need Paco’s help to find her, because he’s the only one who knows what her blood tastes like. Will Paco forgive me for making him what I am, and will I get another chance to change Luna before she becomes a human sacrifice?
VS Note: A retelling of the Norse Fafnir the Dragon legend.
Reine didn’t need excitement to live a fulfilling life. She was happy to live and work in her mundane village, unknown and unassuming. But as soon as she stepped into the darkness swirling the hut of the so-called ‘healer of Naðrverǫld’, her powers materialized, and her world completely changed. Avri wanted greater adventure in life. More than his role as the last of the Dragon-Slayers set out for him. He didn’t want to become his brother’s replacement. Didn’t want to carry the responsibilities that had always burdened his family. But when Andrit didn’t return from a quest north, Avri was called on to take his place. Moons of preparation led to this moment. The last chance Reine had, to remove her ‘gift’ and return to her happily mundane ways, but she is faced with a dilemma. Avri has set out north against his will, to slay the dragon that has taken up residence in the Menfjall Peaks. The spirits are angry and Reine can’t lose the boy that she secretly loves. Will Reine convince him to abandon his unwanted quest for someone he has never met? And will she make it back in time, to complete her ritual and return to normal? Will Avri prove to the king and council that he controls his own fate? And will they learn that the danger Naðrverǫld faces is not from the dragon rumbling in the mountains? Or will they both learn that their fate—entwined as it is—is already sealed in the claw-tipped wings of Minyth? AmazonKU
Giorgio – I was the first person to suggest people needed to settle down and find a mate. And by suggested, I mean I signed my brother up for the Male-Order app behind his back. It worked well for him—better than I could’ve possibly imagined, but when it comes to me finding a mate? I want to do it the old-fashioned way. I owned half a bar and peopling was what I did. Surely I could find my own mate. Only as time ticked by, I started to wonder if I could. Maybe I was destined to be lonely after all. It isn’t until I discover my brother and his mate decided to “suggest” I use the app in the same way I had done to them that I started to think that maybe, just maybe, there might be someone out there for me. That was after I got over the shock of learning that my Male-Order App mate was due to arrive in a few days. Surprise. Shock. Excitement. Confusion. But what could I do? I did it to him first. Hernan – I love being an accountant. Working with numbers was fun for me and I’d carved out a nice niche helping shifter owned online businesses. My streak is not super-supportive of my career, though. They believe that tigers are fierce and therefore should hold jobs that embrace this. That just isn’t me. I enjoy a night at the movies far more than skydiving or any of the other over-the-top adrenalin filled adventures they try to get me to take part in. My family was sure that if I didn’t “tiger up” soon, then I’d never find a mate and, to help me, they started sending alphas my way—alphas I had nothing in common with. So, what did I do? I did the only thing that made sense to me at the time. I signed up for the Male-Order Mates app. At least the app asks me what I’m looking for in a mate. That’s something. AmazonKU
Matti would prefer never to see her vindictive dwarven aunt ever again. All she wants is to find her missing parents. But her aunt is extorting the elven assassin, Sarrlevi. That would be problematic on its own, but he’s become Matti’s biggest ally and the man—the elf—she’s falling in love with. To save her family, Matti must find a way to help Sarrlevi before he strikes the most devastating blow of all. AmazonKU
August Porter’s nights are spent fighting for his life—trying to escape talons that drag him into darkness, fleeing monsters promising an end to his future. But they’re just nightmares. At least, that’s what he convinces himself…until he comes face to face with a fierce stranger promising salvation…if he leaves everything he’s ever known behind. Will he trust the light, or succumb to the dark? The legendary Alvara of Grayshell is haunted daily by his face. By the constant pull to him. Yet, this mysterious man evades her power when no mark ever has. Grayshell, Chicago…even Hell itself—she won’t stop fighting until his soul is safe with her. The demons are hunting him. So she hunts too. He’ll live. But only if she gets there first. AmazonKU AB
TORMENT (DARK HEARTS DUOLOGY BOOK ONE) by Harper Shay
My name is Rahovart – Demon of Torment. A close companion of Satan himself, I’m one of the most feared presences in all the pits of Hell. Cruel, sadistic, insane – I live for pain, I yearn for fear; I love to torture. So, what is it about this little human that stops me from fulfilling my duties? Why can I not forget her eyes, her breasts, her ass? I’m a demon. You think I’d be looking at her smile? Satan is watching me closely, and there are more than enough demons here to take my place. Either I conquer the power that she holds over me, or I lose everything I’ve ever fought for.
At eighteen, Warrior Chieftain Kitlivri Cyrrien of the Sprite Grove gained his title. On a dark night, Kitlivri lost his parents, sister, and nearly his entire population thanks to a horrid wizard potion. The Draconises took in him and his brothers, and Kitlivri gradually healed. Now he is a talented businessman, and the sprites have expanded by three dozen. Honored to be the Warrior Chieftain, Kitlivri does not want to give up his important role in Draconis Enterprises, but he believes it’s a necessity. Jace Pagonis is a proud harpy, but he chafes at his people’s antiquated rules. When Jace isn’t arguing with his mother—the leader of the harpies—he’s sneaking around to improve his archery skills. Weapons and tricks are forbidden to harpy men but are necessary for the women, who are responsible for the men’s survival. Desperate to convince his mother to join the Council, Jace creeps out of his village one night to explore. Two weeks into his fact-finding mission, Jace meets Kitlivri and is stunned to discover that Fate has selected them as mates. Jace misses home, but he cannot leave Kitlivri, nor does he want to explain to the courageous sprite that he’s the bratty son of the harpy ruler. Jace throws himself into life as Kitlivri’s other half and co-leader of the sprites, but weaves tales to avoid the truth. However, secrets never stay hidden for long, and Jace must face his lies or risk losing Kitlivri forever. AmazonKU
A small magical town nestled in the wilderness, full of secrets, forbidden love, and monstrous men…Laurie is on the run from her troubled past when she finds herself in the idyllic town of Crystal Creek. She settles in quickly, but she can’t help but listen to the myths and legends surrounding this quiet place, ones of monstrous beasts and magic. When Laurie is handpicked to help the handsome and mysterious Hunter with his new business, she has no idea how her life is about to be flipped upside down. Because Hunter is hiding a secret. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
A forbidden exhibit, a taboo crush, and an impossible dose of saurian lust are about to turn what should have been a simple errand into a torrid interspecies affair. The quaint, quirky little town of Fossil Falls has more buried beneath the surface than their famous namesake. A huge secret lies in wait behind charming shopfronts, hotels, and a prestigious museum. Behind that facade, permitting official Diana Jones is about to uncover the find of a lifetime. But when Diana’s real reason for visiting Fossil Falls is revealed, this excavation may just turn deadly. Can Tybalt, Casey, and Diana work together to save the town’s secret without losing one another? This novella has the following: Dinosaur shifters Primal Play Dom/sub dynamics Fated Mates love Saurian lust unlike anything you’ve read before Knotting and pheromones And more AmazonKU
She ran from the man she believed loved her but broke her instead. Not only was her body bruised and broken, but also her mind and spirit. When Nicky’s best friend offered her the keys to her deceased grandmother’s house she took them gratefully. Like a wounded animal, she needed time to heal and the sleepy town in Pennsylvania sounded like the ideal place. Little did she know that the victorian style mansion hid more than just old furniture, dust and spiders. There was a dark secret in the house, a secret Nicky would soon discover. A ghost already calls this place home and won’t let the intruder push him out. Only Johnny is more than just a confused ghost inhabiting Mason Manor, he is the ghost of a convict that now and then has the power to touch. Nicky raises in him wishes and desires that he believed, like his bones, were long gone to dust. When Nicky’s ex tracks her down and wants to make her pay for abandoning him, will her ghost be able to protect her? AmazonKU
Griffin thinks he might be watching dragons through his binoculars while he’s on a research project for his graduate program. He desperately wants it to be true, but he also wants to warn any dragons that might be up in the Sierra Nevada mountains that his professor wants to study them. He wants to help keep them safe. Aiden has been solitary a long time when he inherits his aunt’s daughter, who he calls his niece, through a terrible accident. He’s not sure how to raise her or keep her safe, which seems even worse when Griff shows up. But then he realizes he and Griff are mates, and that he’s not solitary anymore. Can he convince Griff they’re meant to be together and keep the rest of the world, including whoever is watching them, at bay? AmazonKU
While patrolling his family’s ancient seat of power, The Crypt, lonely vampire Sebastian Gorefang spies two Fire witches drowning in the sea below. His curiosity piqued, he swoops down the sheer cliff in bat form to investigate. Drawing near he feels the undeniable pull of the Fated mate bond. Desiring nothing more than to share eternity with a companion, Sebastian rescues the pair of witches … only to discover that they are identical twins—and he shares the sacred bond with not just one of them, but both. #FMF Amazon Kobo
Seven thousand years after the Dark Lord unleashed his Darkness upon the Continent, in grief, killing millions—a new Lady of Light is born, a doppelganger of his lost love. When she comes of age, her inner Darkness calls out to the immortal and jaded Nox. At the sacred Day of Love celebrations by the River of Souls, Nox risks his life to save hers, breeching the magical barrier that keeps him out of the North, defying the Goddess. In that moment, he unknowingly sacrifices a part of himself, sharing his immortality with the young queen, Astra, and entangling their souls forever after.
VS Note: 19 authors
He lurks in the dark, in the shadows, always watching me. We have been taught to fear the things that go bump in the night, and for good reason. The monsters in the shadows of our world are not for the faint of heart. If you value your life and your sanity, they are best avoided. But what is one to do when the monster becomes fixated on them? What is one to do, when the monster is simply irresistible? Yes, he is dark. He is dangerous. He is evil… and he is mine. Amazon
Jett the alpha basilisk wears his sunglasses 24/7. Even in human form, his gaze petrifies all who look into his eyes. Terrified of turning his fated mate into stone, he’s given up searching for his true love. Now he spends all day running his garden store while daydreaming of an omega mate and a baby of his own. Tomah is on the hunt for the perfect statue for his apartment balcony. Yearning for an alpha but single, he’s free to spend all his time on his tiny garden. When he arrives at a highly-rated gardening store by driving straight into a ditch, he doesn’t expect the helpful alpha owner who saves him to be so handsome—and so mysteriously compelling…When Tomah and Jett lock gazes between the sunglasses, their mutual attraction is undeniable. But how can Jett claim his mate when he can’t even look him in the eyes? AmazonKU
My childhood was full of fairy tales and laughter…until my reveal, when the big bad wolf came huffing and puffing and blew up my world. Refusing to bend to the alphaholes’ demeaning rules, I escape their den of torture, barely managing to stay ahead of their and sharp fangs. When I stumbled upon a stray cat, I can’t resist rescuing the scruffy feline. The last thing I expected was for the tomcat to shift into a very handsome, very naked man…who then inadvertently drags me into the middle of a prison break! In a bungled attempt to flee, I stole a van. How was I to know it had two tiger shifters chained in the back? Twins! And did I mention they were naked too? Surrounded by three cats on the prowl, I decide to dump the whole mess in the lap of a flirty alpha who’s a little too gorgeous for my peace of mind. Unfortunately, life once again decides to kick me in the lady bits. The only way to clear my name is to stay with the men and prove our innocence. While on the run, their wild antics barely keep us one step ahead of the law…and I find myself falling hopelessly in love with them. When my past catches up with me, I must make a terrible decision—their lives or my freedom. Or I can finally embrace my inner wolf and damn the consequences. Meet the pack: Maggie, Boone, Burke, Grady, and Matty. AmazonKU
Werewolf Willow doesn’t want to lead a pack. She doesn’t even want to be an alpha, and she has a grudge against fate for taking that choice from her. After patiently training in the human realm, she believes she’s finally ready to be a free lone wolf. Adrian is bowing under the pressure of the werewolves. He’s spent his life searching for answers about vampire origins and how he, a half-vampire, fits into that story. That research, and the interest the werewolves are taking in it, is the only thing that’s kept him alive. Although Adrian only barely escaped her jaws when they first met, Willow has trained to overcome that particular instinct. So despite his reluctance, she’s keen to accept her final test: protect him from other werewolves so he can complete his research. But as different urges take its place, he never fails to remind her of their opposing natures.
A knight who laid down her sword…Lady Maddalena is a knight no more. Lena knew what she gave up the night she freed the avian prince she was meant to keep imprisoned. Breaking her oath, choosing love over duty—she regrets none of it. But the wilderness is a vast, dangerous place, and Lena is far beyond the regimented world she knew. Without a heading or allies, she must rely only on her wits to finally find a safe place for her, Bel, and any future they hope to have together. A prince who must take up his crown…Bel is a prisoner no longer. Now bound irrevocably to the human knight who freed him and holds his heart, Bel is determined to deserve her. He would give her anything and choose her over anyone, even his own people. He wants to be a man to her, not just a cause. Her man. But what can he offer as a fugitive on the run, a prince with no crown? Can a world at war withstand enemies becoming lovers…and lovers becoming mates. Lost in the forest, dangers past and present hunt them across the edges of the map. Eastward is their only escape, deeper into the life stolen from Bel. Returning to his people may be their only hope, but bringing a human to the heart of avian country could destroy everything Bel wants to protect. The only way to carve a place for themselves in this world may be for Bel to finally reclaim his birthright as an Adiiron prince. But time does not heal all wounds and the past does not always stay there. AmazonKU
Omega bunny shifter Rowan Endsley is in trouble. With Christmas right around the corner, he’s back in his hometown after leaving his alpha, destitute, and heavily pregnant with twins. He’s quickly diagnosed with Bond Sickness and is in need of the loving care of an alpha to stabilize his health and that of his unborn babies. Luckily for him, the powerful Ramirez pack is happy to take him in. The trouble is, his former high school crush, Tyce Ramirez, will be the main alpha caring for him. What will Rowan do when he’s still in love with Tyce after all these years, but thinks he stands no chance in Tyce’s heart? Alpha wolf shifter Tyce Ramirez has always been laid back and easy-going, but there was one omega who made his heart race; Rowan Endsley. When Rowan shows back up in town, sick, pregnant and in need of support from an alpha, Tyce immediately steps in to help. The trouble is, the feelings he had for Rowan back in high school never faded. Instead, they only grow stronger every day they spend together. How can Tyce help Rowan and his kits grow stronger without crossing the line with his secret feelings? Will Tyce be Rowan’s alpha in shining armor? Is it finally their time, after two decades apart? With Christmas so near, will Tyce, Rowan, and the babies get the miracle they deserve? AmazonKU
Skye knew the only way to get over her ex was to get under someone new. But what if that someone is an orc mafia boss? Skye Brooks is an independent fae living in a modern world, though her culture’s old-fashioned beliefs insist she get married and have lots of babies ASAP. As much as Skye tries to follow tradition, she is unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend after a decade together. To add insult to injury, his booty calls keep coming in and Skye answers every time. To break this toxic cycle, she knows her only option to get over her ex is to get under someone new. Ansel Walsh is an orc mobster on a mission: avenge his parents’ death. He spends every waking moment dismantling his uncle’s criminal business. One night, while hunting his uncle’s cronies, he inadvertently takes the place of Skye’s back-alley hook-up. One handsy interaction later, she becomes his unwilling captive. Ansel swears he’s only kidnapping Skye to keep her safe. But when she wakes to find herself handcuffed to his bed, she feels a lot of things. Safe isn’t one of them. Amazon
Caution: Dragons ahead. Prepare to delve into fiery worlds full of dragons. From hatchlings to ancients. From tame to wild. Many have their own goals, and most want to see the world reduced to ash. To reshape the world in their own reptilian image. Others struggle to survive, but heroes rise among them. Which side will you choose?
Welcome to Chipping Cheddar where supernaturals are hidden in plain sight. I’ve had enough. I’ve been at odds with my family for as long as I can remember. And I’ve been at odds with myself. Light and dark. White and black. Good and evil. To hell with the scales of justice, my mother and Grandma deserved what they got for the recent wrong done to my beloved Chief Fox. If that means finally embracing the fury within, then so be it. Except then I’m no better than they are. Meanwhile, there’s a new supernatural threat in town, but I’m too preoccupied to put on my badge and get to work, prompting a concerned friend to enlist the aid of Hex Support, a secret division of the FBM. This demon has killed before, and it will kill again if we don’t stop it. I need to hide my secrets from Agent Kit Fairfield–or do I? If I’m going down, at least it’ll be in a blaze of glory. AmazonKU
When an esteemed vampire doctor treats an injured young werewolf, desire sparks between them. Dr. Benjamin Arleth has devoted his life to finding a medical cure for his species’ most devastating weakness—sunlight. Finally, one of his pharmaceuticals shows promise, but sabotage looms large in the lab. Wolf shifter Nathan Cramer is eager to finish grad school and begin his career when a trip to a Peace Conference goes awry. Weak and bleeding, Nathan knows his wounds could prove fatal. Dr. Arleth is his only hope. Can love flourish between enemy species despite a society in turmoil? Could vampires walk in the daylight or will darkness reign? In a race for answers, Ben will have to put his trust in Nathan if they’re going to make it out alive. AmazonKU
At the end of the twenty-first century, climate change and famine almost ended humanity—until the discovery of the Klujns, a barbaric, humanoid species with strangely colored eyes and even stranger abilities. Their crystal claws and bones fertilize barren soil, and their tender meat is a super-protein. Klujns are both humans’ saviors and natural-born enemies, meant to be hunted and used. When sixteen-year-old Ava finds herself on the wrong side of a military fence erected to protect the North American Territory, she’s captured by Klujns and made to participate in the Blood Race, a macabre tradition where young human hostages compete to the death for Klujn amusement. At first, she is terrified, but as Ava observes Klujn behavior that contradicts what she’s learned, she begins to wonder: Are Klujns as different as she was led to believe? And, as she fights for her life, does it matter?
Magic in this witch’s family has a name: Trouble. Sidney Grace is trying to adjust to her new life in Crystal Beach, Florida which comes with a whole new set of challenges. Mainly, what is she going to do to support herself now and how long can she stay illegally parked at the beach? The handsome Officer Reece is tough on criminals and even tougher on witches. But these aren’t even her biggest troubles…For starters, her mom, the Tupperware Queen, is headed down for a surprise visit…to look at buying her own property in Crystal Beach. After all, who else is going to protect Sidney from her magic-wielding grandmother? Cue the funeral march on Sydney’s phone. Now she must contend with a pushy realtor, her crazy new boss, a botched mini-golf tournament, and her talking cat, while secretly unlocking her own magic. As she opens her mind to her psychic powers to help the residents at Shifting Sands, Sidney discovers a second chance for love, but her heart is pulling her in two different directions, and one direction could very well be deadly. AmazonKU
Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter. After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial. Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone. For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Kind-hearted redhead Cindi has a lot on her mind: Gran, college exams, bills, and what to wear at the Valentine’s Day student ball. She needs a Cinderella dress, glittery shoes, and a girlfriend to cuddle up with. What a pity fairy tales are only for kids. Aren’t they? All is not lost. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and the sweetest magic is in the air … Cindi takes a tumble while mopping the floor and bangs her head. She opens her dizzy eyes to the gift of one magical wish. What will it be? Tara, the climber. Childhood friend and daughter of Cindi’s employers. Wealthy, lithe, sexy, and thoughtful. Tara’s wish? To climb Mount Everest and to spend time with gorgeous Cindi. She’d love to take her best friend on a date to the college ball — and then go all the way from blushing student to confident girlfriend, from shy Cinderella to dancing queen. Pumpkin to … moped. When two wishes collide, a spark is ignited, powerful enough to tickle anyone’s peak. When everything is laid bare, only one sparkling question remains: Will Miss Havisham say yes? Amazon
Being a vampire is far from glamorous…but it can be pretty punk rock. Everything you’ve heard about vampires is a lie. They can’t fly. No murders allowed (the community hates that). And turning into a bat? Completely ridiculous. In fact, vampire life is really just a lot of blood bags and night jobs. For Louise Chao, it’s also lonely, since she swore off family ages ago. At least she’s gone to decades of punk rock shows. And if she can join a band of her own (while keeping her…situation under wraps), maybe she’ll finally feel like she belongs, too. Then a long-lost teenage relative shows up at her door. Whether it’s Ian’s love of music or his bad attitude, for the first time in ages, Louise feels a connection. But as Ian uncovers Louise’s true identity, things get dangerous—especially when he asks her for the ultimate favor. One that goes beyond just family…one that might just change everything vampires know about life and death forever. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Book two is also out.
Aria was the Luna of the Winter Mist pack, renowned for her achievements in war strategy. Her contribution was crucial in her pack becoming the most powerful in the entire country. Everything in her life should be perfect. …Except it wasn’t. In actuality, Aria’s life was anything but successful. She was helpless to the whims of her abusive Alpha mate and his mistress. A mate who never loved her. As she watches their relationship grow, her options are to run away or die trying to keep her Luna position. But this is not the story of how Aria sways his closed-off heart until he finally loves her. No, this is the story of how Aria died. So when she is faced with the opportunity to go back in time and try again… will she take it? …Or is she fated to relive her mistakes all over again? AmazonKU
Twin sisters, Mercy and Hunter are witches, direct descendants of the Goode family, the founders of their town. After the murder of their mother at the hands of a foul demon, they have become the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds–ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and the darkest of creatures exist. Mercy and Khenti are trapped in the Ancient Egyptian Underworld and need Hunter’s help to escape. But while Hunter searches for a way to save them, other evil threatens Goodeville. Amphitrite is still looming–and she wants vengeance against Hunter. With the gates rapidly weakening, Amphitrite lures out a deadly creature and sets it free on the residents of Goodeville. It will take everything in Mercy and Hunter’s power to stop the goddess and seal the gates once and for all.
Holden Jacobs is tired of being passed over for almost every role he’s ever auditioned for. After a decade in Valleywood, he has little to show for it besides a bunch of bit parts and commercials on his resume. All the good, meaty roles he wants seem to go to alphas. He’s not sure he has what it takes until one evening at Forbidden Underground changes everything. Five-foot-nothing Fenn Perry flounces into Forbidden Underground in his pink tee, black tutu, and even blacker silk stockings and spies the beta of his dreams. When he has to make the first move, he knows he needs to make it count—and he’s very ready for the challenge. Who knew this bottom had it in him to play top? Their bathroom hookup goes into overtime and they end up at Fenn’s place after. As morning dawns, an unexpected change will rock both their worlds… in ways neither could have imagined. AmazonKU
VS Note: From DEC 5.
Twenty years ago, Barstone bad-boy Declan Wolffe, rode out of town on his motorcycle leaving the town that looked down on his family, and the only girl he’d ever loved, in his rearview mirror. But now he’s back. Rich, successful, and determined, he’s got plans for the town. And for the girl he left behind. Gigi Gordon has made a successful life for herself in Barstone as a real estate agent. No one but those closest to her knows she’s a 10th-generation witch and she wants to keep it that way. Her life is disrupted, though, when the boy who stole her heart rides back into town with a plan to shake things up. Declan may have plans, but Gigi has a few of her own. The biggest one? Protecting her heart. Amazon
A Guardian has staked his claim upon Mirror. Artos Null aims to take everything Zora has ever held dear, but mostly he wants what’s inside her. The darkness. The void. The thing nuzzled against the back of her skull that pulses with power. It’s a piece of him, and he wants it back, but Zora refuses to be his pet. She will never submit to his reign – even as Estal Kingdom burns, even as he chains her to a pit, even as the anchor bond between her and Cristen is stretched impossibly thin. But with the fate of her realm hanging in the balance, Zora must confront her own demons and make a choice that will change her realm forever. She must embrace the piece of darkness Artos so desperately wishes to claim from her, and she must do so with the eyes of the Gods watching. AmazonKU
Jack’s ex shows up out of the blue to ask for help with her dearly departed husband—who might not be so departed. Kiley—who didn’t even know Jack had an ex, is determined to take the case from the rich widow, who is offering big bucks. A weekend in paradise seems like a fun break to Maya, except that both Johnny, the guy she’s stuck on, and Joe, the guy she’s pretending to be stuck on, are coming too. So the gang head to the private island mansion of the widow, where nothing is as it seems, and soon, they are cut off from civilization with no boat, no phone, and no help on the way, as a hurricane bears down on an island crawling with cultish killers who’ll sacrifice anyone who tries to stop them from getting what they want. Immortality.
Piper wanted nothing more than to escape the life she’d come to know, full of abuse and danger — certainly not love. When she drives to Eerie, she’s convinced she’ll get a fresh start. What she doesn’t expect is Diesel. Diesel believes he’s not worthy of love, but when he looks at Piper, he wants more than to protect her. He wants to own her — body and soul. There’s just one problem. He’s a cyclops — dangerous, destructive and hated. He’s done things he knows are unforgivable. Will the sweet runaway find the love she deserves in the monster she’s found? Or will the monster from her past catch up and ruin her chances at the future she craves?
Cupid only wants a little revenge on Chris Cringle, master of North Pole Industries and the bane of the Holidays’ existence. When he cracks open a bottle of stolen wassail, will one spilled drop give him everything he ever desired or will it be a tool for Chris to gain more control over the wayward Cupid? No one can really tell what will happen when Cupid Goes Weird.
As Reyah prepares for her journey north, the Realm is attacked once again. In order to appear in control of the situation, the palace places the blame on the captured gang leader, Lazio. While in lock up awaiting his execution, Reyah visits Lazio, where he tells her a strange, foreboding prophecy, one in which hints that Kaspian may be in danger. Reyah braces herself as she must confront the dark reason she left the north, as well as her estranged brother, but matters are made worse when someone discovers her affair with the general. Will the mission for peace end in a war with the Kala Muata, or will everything erupt before they even make it to the Kardonian Mountains? AmazonKU
Newlywed, Rhianwyn Mulryan is blissfully happy. But a magical pact she made with three close friends foretells the impending end of her enchanted life. Over the next year, as the seasons change, the women will exchange lives. With the first transformation, Rhianwyn will experience her friend Selena’s life as a harlot where she’ll need to fend off the cruel brothel owner and evade a mysterious murderer. Worse still, until she’s herself again, Rhianwyn must battle the powerful attraction to her husband, Broccan––or risk destroying everything she loves most. Celebrated knight Sir Broccan Mulryan is unexpectedly content in his harmonious life with his beautiful wife. But jealous rivalries and disturbing visits from his past force a dangerous journey to another kingdom. Upon returning, Broccan is distressed to find his beloved Rhianwyn completely changed. Not only that, but he’s suddenly absurdly attracted to her best friend, a harlot. As winter’s chill descends, the fires of friendship and romance flicker. Can true love weather the season? Or will the magical spell destroy them all?
My desire to sit upon the Lucin throne led me to revive an ancient, winged monarch; one I deemed a friend until that friend duped and imprisoned me. Lorcan claims he’s holding me captive for my own safety, but then he also claims I belong to him. Slumbering for five centuries has evidently given the Crow King severe delusions. We may share an unfortunate mind-link, but we are still masters of our own destiny, and I intend to steer mine away from the Sky Kingdom and its prophecies . . . away from him. I quickly find out there is no escaping the possessive male. In all honesty, I’m no longer certain I want to. AmazonKU
When Ellie Hartford, a divorced mother of two and professor of Middle English, goes on vacation with her two little girls to England, she thinks it’ll be a relaxing time to catch up with her friend Jane. They’ll go on long walks in the beautiful English countryside, eat delicious food, see a few sights, and catch up with her best friend, who—bonus—lives in a partially renovated castle. They are stunned when John, an ex-boyfriend of Ellie, shows up drunk, hand-cuffed in ancient manacles late one night. Handsome and kind neighbor Harry helps get John uncuffed, but the mystery remains—what happened to John? A medieval treasure trove is revealed, that has a direct connection to the haunted labyrinth in Jane’s back garden. When the force of broken hearts wields more influence than Ellie could have foretold, she is pulled back to the year 1344, to the reign of Edward III, and the founding of the Order of the Garter. Ellie will do whatever it takes to get back to her children. With her knowledge of the medieval language and culture, she must navigate the intricate world of feudal England, with its tournaments, knights, chivalry, dancing, and feasts. Not to mention the distraction of two men eager to tear down the walls she’s built around her heart. AmazonKU
Five children were killed in a house fire in 1945, or so it seems. The mystery of their disappearance alerts the New Atlanteans to a possible Retrieval. Joining the team is Rico Roma, an ex-policeman jaded by life. Something has called to him from the past and that something is his Key, Meg Graham, the teacher of one of their possible young Targets. Will the team be allowed to Retrieve the children, or will their hands be tied when they discover diabolic men will set the fire to hide the abduction of those innocents for the Black Market? AmazonKU
While Marine veteran Jerry McNeal and his ghostly K-9 companion Gunter are no strangers to foul weather, they face their biggest challenge to date when they find themselves knee deep in freshly fallen snow while they make their way across country to deliver a special present for Max’s thirteenth birthday. They soon find themselves snowbound on the interstate with dozens of other holiday travelers – including a pregnant woman worried about her husband, who left in search of help when his cell phone couldn’t get a signal. Will Jerry be able to get the woman help before her child is born on a snowy interstate? Will Jerry and Gunter be able to find the husband before hypothermia sets in? Will Max’s present be delivered on time or will it disappear by the time they arrive? AmazonKU
When I ran away to New Orleans, I’d hoped that I was leaving my awful past behind me. I was wrong. My former captor has found me, and he’s threatening the town that I love if I don’t return to him. He wants me to use my power to kill for him, and he’ll destroy New Orleans if I refuse. Talan, the demon lord who is my mate, will stop at nothing to protect me. Together, we stand a chance–as long as I embrace the magic that has haunted me since the day I was born. AmazonKU
Revived after months of being cursed and comatose, I’m thrown straight into Christmas and a chaotic case of carnivals, cannibals, and country cops. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up. Team Trouble continues to bust our butts to smooth out the rough edges between the empowered and ordinary communities. The problem is…the wacked and weird isn’t slowing down. It’s been a year, and something has got to give—Sloan’s worried it will be me. With family, friends, and Tarzan the Magical Marvel at my side, s’all good. Well, other than Dionysus trying to convince us to run away with the circus. AmazonKU
Volke Savan has sworn he’ll bring the Second Ascension to justice, but as the Autarch amasses power, it becomes apparent Volke’s task might not go as originally planned. God-arcanists gather on two sides of a brewing war, and the outcome of the arcane plague will determine the fate of the world. With Evianna at his side, Volke must not only find the last of the god-creatures, but he must locate Luthair, defeat the Autarch, and save his friends from the ultimate corruption. As the tasks mount, so does Volke’s determination. But the legends of the magic-destroying apoch dragon may change everything. The Autarch has made sure of it. AmazonKU
VS Note: A Pride and Prejudice retelling.
I have known for some time that I was not like my sisters…In an out of the way corner of Hertfordshire, a girl is born with an extraordinary ability. Keeping it secret is paramount. When Elizabeth begins to fall for an unknown gentleman, will her duty be to her gift, or to her heart? Can she trust him with her most dangerous secret? AmazonKU
Chaos surrounds Cait Keane and her dragon partner. The arrival of The Chemist, an assassin specializing in poisons has started the upheaval. It’s throwing the criminal organization, the Dragons into defensive mode. Opportunity breeds vermin. The Thorns step into the void to continue their takeover of the territory. Evil shifters and magicals are in disarray after their failure to defeat the coven and are turning more aggressive and dangerous. And the creatures threatening Aza’s family are increasing in number… and in size. Can Cait, Aza, and those they love even find a safe path through the wall of danger? Training, weapons and a good team always leaves room for hope. The new Chief Deputy Marshal is focused on the gangs. Sabrina will have to split her infomancy efforts if she wants to continue chasing Perpetuity. Cait has set a trap for an old nemesis using Bailey Wallace’s greed against him. Ernesto Delando is next on the hitlist of the Rogue Agents of Magic. Challenges are just another day for Cait Keane. The US Marshal with something extra wouldn’t have it any other way. AmazonKU
VS Note: Re-release of a vella serial. To be continued ending.
She was born to be his. He never wanted her. Sold to a powerful immortal, Cera has accepted that her fate will be to share his bed and bear his heirs. High Lord Isael Eshval is as cold as he is beautiful, but he does promise Cera her freedom, if she serves him. A twist of fate will change them both, binding them together in ways neither of them could have anticipated. As secrets pile up between them, Cera begins to doubt Isael will ever let her go. And the more she comes to know him, the less she wants to be free. The Elven Lord’s Concubine is a serialized romance that debuted on Kindle Vella in 2021. Volume I contains Episodes 1-16 of the Kindle Vella serial +bonus content and is 60,000 words in length. It has a to-be-continued ending. [Volume Two Coming February 14th, 2023] AmazonKU
I was human when the Gates fell and the war started. But ever since, I don’t know what I am anymore. What I do know is that I possess a precious bargaining chip—my blood. And everyone wants a drop of it: vampires, werewolves, and faes. The only one who seems to see me as more than just a blood bag is the worst of them all: a vampire with haunting eyes, incapable of any emotions other than blinding rage. My sudden obsession with this mysterious loner is fearsome, but our connection is unexplainable—a recipe for disaster on my secret quest. Throw in a werewolf who hates my guts and his younger brother with puppy-like behavior, and my mission to survive in the New World becomes increasingly messy. He fears the memories his blood might show me. I fear them too. AmazonKU
It’s Christmas time in Dead End, and a rash of crimes is making residents nervous. And the giant UltraShopMart that wants to move to town is pitting Dead Ender against Dead Ender. Who’s breaking into homes and businesses? Why does the new veterinary clinic keep getting vandalized? Who’s dumping cats and dogs on the road across from the pawnshop? And why in the world is there a reindeer on the roof?? It’s Christmas in Dead End — and Jack and Tess are on the case. Because they’re not going to let ANYBODY ruin their first Christmas together … and sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth. AmazonKU
Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But not before the Omega wolf worth having gives you hell. Freya. A rare female omega wolf. Guarded. Damaged. Broken. My twin’s widow. And a mother of my son. We have a complicated history, and she hates me. Yet, I’m back in town and knocking on her door asking her for a second chance. Turns out, I’m not the only one who wants her. AmazonKU
A human girl set on revenge…Orcs and humans have been at war with each other for as long as Snow can remember. Orphaned as a child, she has spent her years as a tracker, known only as the ‘Hooded Bandit’ by the king’s men. Stealing anything she can in order to survive the harsh human lands of Everdean. The only thing keeping her going is the determination to make those responsible for her family’s death suffer. When a routine carriage robbery goes south, Snow finds herself face to face with the notorious orc commander himself. Taken as his captive and returned to Orc Mountain, Snow has a new goal: escape from the mountain no matter the cost. An orc commander determined to end the war…Azogg the Destroyer is a skilled fighter. As leader of the orc army, he despises humans more than most. The war has destroyed their homelands, leaving them all to suffer in the mountains. As commander, he knows that he must find a way to end this conflict once and for all. With no other choice, Azogg finds himself tracking a royal advisor…only to have his plans upended by a sickly human female. One he quickly discovers is not what she seems. Azogg is resistant to trusting a human, but her extensive knowledge of the royal trade routes makes her the ultimate find. Could this human be the key to ending the war? Tempers and passion flare as both Snow and Azogg realize the only way forward is for them to work together. Will this unlikely pair be able to put aside decades of hate and distrust? Or will factors beyond their control drive them apart before they get the chance? AmazonKU
This can’t be happening. Of all people, please don’t let it be him. Mean girls at school and assholes at home, I could handle. None of that mattered because I had two of the most amazing mates by my side. That is, until the universe decided to throw me for a twisted loop and fated me to my biggest tormentor. Taking matters into my own hands in the heat of the moment, I end up in more pain than I can imagine. Now I have to figure out how to go about life while nursing a broken bond. Thankfully, Zed and Leo are there to ease the ache, reminding me of my worth. Everything is changing. Enemies are becoming more vicious as secrets come to light. With my path rapidly changing, where will I end up? Or should I say, who will I end up with? Demons take on many mates, how many will stand by my side? And will they be my downfall? Angelic Academy isn’t as pure as it claims to be, and I plan on exposing them sooner or later. I’m Abigail Morningstar, and I won’t bow down to anyone. AmazonKU
As the darkness grows, so must the light…Branded as enemies of the fae kingdom, Serena and her friends are on the run from the witch queen, Morgan. They reach sanctuary, only to discover shocking secrets that separate them. Serena’s newfound destiny takes her to a land plagued by endless war. To survive there, she is forced to bloody her sword, escape an evil king, and confront a god. But when her brother is captured, she faces her greatest challenge yet. She must harness a deadly magic and embrace the wild witch within. Not only to free her kin, but to save her mate and protect the realm from a queen who would murder the world just to wear a crown. AmazonKU
Is it truly better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? I had finally created a family and found the love I had been craving for the past decade. And yet in a split second, I lost them all. Now I was stuck in limbo, trying to find my new path forward while also wondering if I would ever see my family again. I knew the four men I had fallen for were fighting against the Darkness on Agrum Di Vinum, using their powers to fulfill the prophecy that had torn us apart. But as the months passed, and my solitude began to suffocate me, I couldn’t help but question: could they defeat the Darkness without an Enchantress on their side? AmazonKU
The claw marks on her back came out of nowhere. Being tackled in a hot spring by a businessman, who is a real ogre when the occasion calls, leads her down a path she didn’t expect. Polly had claw marks appear on her back after a business meeting. She didn’t tell anyone, but in hot spring culture, it became harder to conceal. She made the mistake of turning her back on the alpha with her boss, and the rest was history. She broke his nose, and he proposed. That stunned her enough to consider it, and the courtship began.Her boss kept an eye on her, and Minoru eased her into the idea of marriage. In the process of wedding prep, Polly met a bunch of women who each had a different mark on their back, and they bonded under the weight of being marked for alphas they hadn’t even met by a hand they hadn’t seen. In addition to that, Polly was dealing with threats from her sister’s pack, and after a few kidnapping attempts, her alpha stepped in. Who knew that wedding prep was so complicated.
Shade Cornwall did her best to help her mother and siblings escape that maniac known as her father, but she’d never acknowledge that. Their run ended abruptly when he tossed a Molotov cocktail into their moving vehicle. Her mother was burning, and it was all she could do to help save her and her siblings from the burning vehicle. As it ended up, her mother’s prognosis for survival didn’t look too good. Cliff Tate had just returned from a long stint out of the country. It felt good to be home. He didn’t hesitate to take in the kids from the burning vehicle while the driver and their mother were rushed to the hospital. Shade had no trust in men. Her father had seen to that. Cliff seemed to be a good man, but she’d had enough of men to last her a lifetime.
The High King–now freed from his prison–continues to wreak havoc on the seven realms, but he made one wrong move. He kidnapped my best friend, and I’ll stop at nothing to get him back. Even if it means holding the self-appointed king’s cold dead heart in my bare hands. I’ve set out into the realm of monsters, and all is going according to plan until it’s not, and I find myself allied with the last person in Hell I’d ever fight beside. Will we save Finn? Will we put an end to the High King’s wrath? Will we stop Michael? Or has this all been for naught? Regardless, we have very little time before Heaven descends with the intention of wiping us from existence. Step aside, world. Alice Whittaker, future Queen of Hell and Slayer of Kings is coming through. AmazonKU
My new boss thinks he owns me. I can’t decide if I hate him. Or if I want to kiss him…I’ll do whatever it takes to impress my super smart, serious boss. Thanks to my secret crush, I’ve moved cities and given up everything to become part of Jacobian’s pack. Shifters from his pack are being hunted down and I’ve been brought into his elite tech team. Now I’m risking my life to conduct corporate espionage and gather intelligence. But impressing Jacobian is proving way harder than I thought. When one of the employees I’m spying on starts showing interest in me, Jacobian forbids me from putting myself at further risk. I know I’m only an intern, but I don’t appreciate being micromanaged, and I plan to show him exactly what I’m capable of. I’ll do anything for my career, except the determined look in Jacobian’s eyes tells me there’s another reason behind all the special attention he’s giving me. And surely one little love bite can’t hurt. AmazonKU
The fae snatch humans as playthings to torment. The Primrose steals them back. Vowing that no other family would endure the same fear and pain she felt when her older sister was snatched by the fae, Brigid puts on an empty-headed façade while she rescues humans in the shadowy guise of the Primrose, hero to humans, bane to the fae. Her only regret is that she can’t tell the truth to Munch, the young man in the human realm who she’s trying very hard not to fall in love with. Munch has a horrible nickname, an even more terrible full name, and the shadow of his heroic sister and five older brothers to overcome. It’s rough being the little brother of the notorious Robin Hood and her merry band. The highlights of his life are the brief visits by Brigid, the messenger girl for the dashing fae hero the Primrose. When an entire village of humans is snatched by the fae in a single night, Munch jumps at the chance to go to the Fae Realm, pass a message to Brigid and through her to the Primrose, and finally get his chance to be a hero just like all his older siblings. But the Fae Realm is a dangerous place, especially for a human unbound to a fae or court like Munch. One wrong decision could spell disaster for Munch, Brigid, and the Primrose. Will this stolen bride’s sister and Robin Hood’s brother reveal the truth of their hearts before the Fae Realm snatches hope away from them forever? AmazonKU
The monsters won’t break me. I’m going to find my sister, and if participating in the Week of Orash is my best chance of finding her, I’ll fight. I’ll face off against the newbloods and let the alphas from the monster houses think they can have me. But I don’t belong to anyone. Not even the four terrifying monsters who hold me captive—Kade the wolf shifter, Asher the demon, Darian the siren, and Locke the vampire. Or at least, that’s what I used to think. Now I’m not so sure. Somehow these four males are melting through my defenses, and I’m starting to realize that I need them as much as they need me. As the secrets of the Katakin continue to unravel, I find myself wondering who the true monsters are. Nightmarish creatures named the ‘outliers’ wreak havoc on the city, and enemies walk the cobbled streets, like whispers in the darkness. My sister isn’t the only one who needs saving, and I’ll have to decide if I’m willing to embrace the power inside myself, or if I let the monsters burn. AmazonKU
She is the very thing he’s spent his whole life hunting. He is the very thing she’s spent her whole life pretending to be. Only the extraordinary belong in the kingdom of Ilya—the exceptional, the empowered, the Elites. The powers these Elites have possessed for decades were graciously gifted to them by the Plague, though not all were fortunate enough to both survive the sickness and reap the reward. Those born Ordinary are just that—ordinary. And when the king decreed that all Ordinaries be banished in order to preserve his Elite society, lacking an ability suddenly became a crime—making Paedyn Gray a felon by fate and a thief by necessity. Surviving in the slums as an Ordinary is no simple task, and Paedyn knows this better than most. Having been trained by her father to be overly observant since she was a child, Paedyn poses as a Psychic in the crowded city, blending in with the Elites as best she can in order to stay alive and out of trouble. Easier said than done. When Paeydn unsuspectingly saves one of Ilyas princes, she finds herself thrown into the Purging Trials. The brutal competition exists to showcase the Elites’ powers—the very thing Paedyn lacks. If the Trials and the opponents within them don’t kill her, the prince she’s fighting feelings for certainly will if he discovers what she is—completely Ordinary. Amazon
When a dangerous foe turns the tables on the clan, complicating the Kra-ell rescue operation in unforeseeable ways, Kian and his crew bet all on a brilliant misdirection. On board the Aurora, Phinas and Jade brace for battle while enjoying a few stolen moments of passion. Drawn to the woman he sees behind the aloof leader, Phinas realizes that what has started as a calculated political move has evolved into a deepening sense of companionship. Jade finds reprieve in Phinas’s arms, but duty and tradition make it difficult for her to accept that what she feels for him is more than just gratitude and desire. After all, the Kra-ell don’t believe in love. AmazonKU
I’m finally going to Blood Rose Academy, where I’ll be trained in witch magic, and I can’t wait…Except Blood Rose Academy isn’t exactly how I hoped it would be. First off, the witches are all catty and hex-happy, and I’ve been targeted as their newest victim. And if that weren’t bad enough, there’s a longstanding feud between the witches and the vampires, which means all vampires hate the witches and vice-versa. Maybe that wouldn’t suck so hard (no pun intended) if I didn’t sorta, kinda have a crush on one of the vamps—a loner named Rook, who happens to be the headmaster’s son. But Rook doesn’t even know I exist. Well… it’s actually worse: he does know I exist, but he’s made it pretty clear he can’t stand me. Fun times! The ‘fun’ only increases when I learn that a handful of Fae students have gone missing and my only friend, a faerie named Oleander, insists there’s foul play. Suddenly recruited into a club of rebels, I find myself helping them to solve the mystery of the missing students. And guess who happens to be in this club? Right—Rook. To say he’s unhappy to see me is an understatement. Now, if I could just train my wayward heart to get over him… things might start looking up. Between battling my own kind, trying to keep from getting drained by the vamps, searching for the missing students, and uncovering my own shocking truths, I’m wondering if I should have just stayed home. AmazonKU
Vaughn Hall is ready for war. The Piston Mountain Pack has been begging him to get rid of the ghosts he’s been dragging, and he’s finally ready to say goodbye to the things that built him. Everything happens for a reason, and going back to his old stomping grounds puts him right in the path of a girl he used to know. She’s different now, but he glimpses the same old kindness in her. Too bad soft humans don’t belong in Packs of rough-edged, volatile werewolves, and with Harlow, he knows she deserves better than the chaos of Pack life. Harlow is sure hard to stay away from though, and especially when she’s dredging up his favorite memories from when he and his brother were kids. How does he tell her to run? How does he tell the woman he’s falling for what he’s really doing back in her hometown? How does he explain what is hunting him and his friends? Most importantly, how does he tell her how much danger she is in just being around him? Harlow Everett is ready for change. She’s starting a business, and moving back in to the house she grew up in, and running like wild from any man who even looks her way…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
VS Note: Author’s Note: “Previously published under Shari’s pen name, Shannon Lynn Cook, the Obsidian Queen series returns in an updated edition. ..”
Madeline Bennet has a quartet of knight marshals at her beck and call, and they’re all driving her mad. It’s only been a week since she was kidnapped, and Rafe’s already coddling her, Gray’s turned into a surly taskmaster, Eric’s trying to steal her cat, and Jonathan is entirely too charming for anyone’s good. Only one of them knows her secret—a secret she plans to take to the grave. Unfortunately, that plan falls through the moment a creature of shadows shows up on her doorstep. It’s cute. It’s fluffy. It’s evil. And Madeline is its master. More are coming, but there’s nothing the future Obsidian Queen can do to stop them, not while she’s posing as Jonathan’s wife at a luxurious haunted mansion in the heart of Colorado. Leaves are falling, pumpkins and scarecrows line doorsteps, and romance and death are in the air. Before she can find a way to keep the darkness at bay, Madeline must find a killer, drink cider, and not fall for the team’s most promiscuous knight. A task that’s proving to be harder than expected. AmazonKU
He’s done waiting, so his mate is about to discover that his bed is just right…A werebear is just a cute name for what Brandon Ranger really is — a berserker. Beneath his skin lies a warrior driven by pure, brutal emotion. A warrior who never quits, no matter how much pain he’s in. Which was fine when he was at war. But at home, nothing’s so easy. Especially not when prickly sheriff’s deputy Samantha Green just wants to be friends. Because a berserker’s emotions never sit quiet—and when Brandon’s need comes roaring to the surface, there’s only one way to save her: Run. So he did. A year later, he’s back and his berserker’s under control. Except it’s too late. Because if Brandon wanted to win her heart…running is the worst thing he could have done. Good thing a berserker never quits. AmazonKU
The Abbot House has been cursed and abandoned for twenty-three years. Until now. When Harriet’s mother receives a mysterious letter in the mail with the news that the curse is about to end, she wastes no time in uprooting Harriet’s life and moving them to the spooky New England town of Weeping Hollow. Unlike the rest of her family, Harriet has no real magical talent—except for the unusual ability to see and interact with ghosts. A stupid and useless gift, in her opinion. Her lack of magical abilities has always made her feel like an outsider among other witches, and that feeling only solidifies when her fellow witches begin hazing her at her new school. Things improve when Harriet befriends a group of amateur ghost hunters. Owen, Spencer, Nolan, and Mattie are some of the first people to ever accept Harriet for who she really is. But when they decide to investigate the deaths of two ghosts who constantly follow Harriet around, they accidentally uncover much darker and more dangerous secrets than they ever anticipated. AmazonKU
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