I have not read most of the new releases listed (although I always end up one-clicking quite a few as I prepare these posts LOL).
‘AB’ denotes audiobook and the Amazon buy link.
I couldn’t swim. I’d never learned. So you can guess how screwed I was when our little tourist ship crashed on a planet that was entirely water…I was convinced my time had come, until a big blue alien captain stumbled upon us. Except he was not interested in saving us, he just wanted to salvage the materials from our busted ship. Still, he was the only shot we had at getting off this planet. Oh, and apparently I was his mate. AmazonKU
It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who’d conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance—but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all accounts, he wasn’t the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved him—even his ex-wife. And since the champagne cocktail that killed him was originally intended for Eliza, it’s possible she was the real target, with a recently fired assistant, a bitter rival, and an obsessed fan in the picture. With so many attendees, staff, and servers, Eve has her work cut out determining who committed murder in the middle of the crowd—and what was their motivation. As one who’s not fond of the spotlight herself, she dreads the media circus surrounding a case like this. All she wants is to figure out who’s truly innocent, and who’s only acting that way.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. This plot is wild! I put it on my TBR List.
Welcome to the Building, an infinitely tall skyscraper in the center of the multiverse, where any floor could contain a sprawling desert oasis, a cyanide rain forest, or an entire world. Carissa loves her elevator. Up and Down she goes, content with the sometimes chewy food her reality fabricator spits out, as long as it means she doesn’t have to speak to another living person. But when a mysterious shapeshifter from an ambiguous world lands on top of her elevator, intent on stopping a plot to annihilate hundreds of floors, Carissa finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone. She is forced to flee into the Wild Massive network of theme parks in the Building, where technology, sorcery, and elaborate media tie-ins combine to form impossible ride experiences, where every guest is a VIP, the roller coasters are frequently safe, and if you don’t have a valid day pass, the automated defense lasers will escort you from being alive. Wild Massive: The #1 destination for interdimensional war. Rate us on VacationAdvisor™! Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
For five centuries, human life has been restricted to Earth, while posthuman descendants called alloys freely explore the galaxy. But when the Earthlike planet of Meru is discovered, two unlikely companions venture forth to test the habitability of this unoccupied new world and the future of human-alloy relations. For Jayanthi, the adopted human child of alloy parents, it’s an opportunity to rectify the ancient reputation of her species as avaricious and destructive, and to give humanity a new place in the universe. For Vaha, Jayanthi’s alloy pilot, it’s a daunting yet irresistible adventure to find success as an individual. As the journey challenges their resolve in unexpected ways, the two form a bond that only deepens with their time alone on Meru. But how can Jayanthi succeed at freeing humanity from its past when she and Vaha have been set up to fail? Against all odds, hope is human, too. AmazonKU AB
VS Note: From DEC 29.
Is his love real, or just programming? Victor is the first android ever invented by BioNex Corp, an impossibly intelligent, state-of-the-art bionic assistant built for human care and companionship. Four years after his unveiling, he’s due for an update. Only one woman has the qualifications to tackle this project: Genevieve Taylor, senior engineer and the best technologist in New Carnegie. I want to lose myself in passion, be pushed against the wall, taken, claimed. The lab is Gen’s happy place. She doesn’t have to think about her recent divorce, her suffering social life, or her little sister’s perfect wedding. When the boss orders an upgrade for Victor’s outdated physical form, she’s eager to build him a new body and make him the most unique android in existence. But Victor has changed. He’s grown, adapted. Evolved. Gen can’t deny her immediate attraction to Victor, but she can’t tell if it’s only loneliness or his programming playing tricks on her. When the unthinkable happens, can Victor prove that his love is real? AmazonKU
Nika: Ever since our Academy years, Victoria and I have been fighting for prizes. Best in class. Valedictorian. What a thrill it’s been snatching victory from her grasp. Now things feel different. I still want to compete with the tiny human, but not as much as I want to rip off her uniform and make her mine. How am I supposed to stay focused when we’re hunting the same prize? Victoria: There’s nothing I love more than crushing Nika in competition. It’s added a special zing to my life ever since the Academy. But now that we’re both tracking the same treasure, everything has changed. I’d rather work by his side then leave him behind. And even worse, I’m haunted by the filthiest fantasies every time I see him. Was he always this hot? Would it be so bad to get naughty with my alien rival? AmazonKU
BrOdByc was one of the oldest of the brothers. Only the captain was older. They were pushing eighty, yet barely entering the prime of their life. This was the first time any of their marks had moved for a female. He wasn’t sure how he felt about that. Alien Band of Brothers is part of Ravyn Wilde’s Science Fiction Romance Series, Out of THIS World. This extremely HOT alien abduction romance is filled with snarky humor, lots of sex, and action-packed adventure. If you love aliens, laugh out loud moments, and books bursting with action, suspense, and love….. AmazonKU
VS Note: OK, I don’t normally cover LitRPG (Literary Role Playing Games, which I wrote a post about previously) but I did read book one and liked it and I enjoy Rachel Ford. There was no romance in book one but maybe something’s perking in book two? I’ll be reading it.
Retiree and barbarian fighter Barbara Callaghan is building an alliance capable of defeating Odin, king of the Norse gods. At least, she’s trying to. But as the local populations shy from the cause, and even Loki seems to forget about her, she realizes she’s missing something. Or, someone. Army veteran Caleb Dunn, meanwhile, didn’t expect his summer job to turn into a new life, and a quest to save humanity from vengeful gods. And yet, with the shadow of Odin’s wrath looming large in the North, that’s the mission. Fair enough – except that Caleb was tricked into starting The Old Gods as a junior scribe, a glorified writer and tax collector with no martial skills. Now he’s stuck playing a build that taps into none of his strengths, and all of his weaknesses. Caleb is the key she’s been missing. Unfortunately, he is a noob. Some rapid leveling is required, and the services of a barbarian brawler, to ensure he survives the process. With Barbara’s brawn and Caleb’s brains, these two fish out of water just might build an alliance powerful enough to put an end to the chaos. AmazonKU
VS note: A new series from her! Yay!
Humans are taught that they’re alone in the Universe. That’s a lie! When our ancestors realized their planet was dying, they evacuated to find new homes throughout the Universe. Eidrona and Earth were among those new home planets. Each group of settlers developed differently according to their new environment but most of us Descendants of Doom still have similar features. With humans being less technologically advanced than the rest of us and unable to defend themselves, Earth is classified as a protected planet. That makes it a desired place to visit. Malliko, a speciologist from Eidrona gets the rare chance to study the fascinating humans. His assignment is to research how dating and breeding habits have changed since the last report was made by the Federation. He’s eager to find out if the many rumors about humans are true. Do humans hold the greatest range of emotions among the descendants of doom? Is it true that they lost the ability to communicate through telepathy? And are they really naive enough to think they’re alone in the Universe? When interviewing Clara, a human woman who works as a moderator on a dating app, Malliko sees an opportunity to do some field research and makes her an offer. Screwed over by her ex, Clara lost her trust in men and hasn’t dated for years. Longing to be brave and try new things, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that is long overdue. Never could she imagine that the tall and handsome man whom she’s beginning to trust hides the biggest lie of all. He’s not even human. AmazonKU
What would you do if the devil claimed you were his destined mate? Khaal Lupehell isn’t really the devil, but he’s a red-skinned, horn-wearing, tail-waving, eight feet tall alien who claims Azrail Crow is his mate. For eight months, Azrail has been in an intergalactic prison, and for the most part, he’s managed to keep his head down and melt into the interior. That all changes when he runs into Khaal. Khaal has to get out of prison. He’d planned to escape even before he met Azrail, but now he has to find a way out. He can’t live with his mate in a prison cell. It’s out of the question. So he’ll steal a ship, take Azrail, and they’ll run for their lives. It’ll work out fine. Hopefully. Azrail has read stories about destined mates, but surely it can’t apply to him. He’s human, and humans don’t have mates. But when Khaal talks about escaping, Azrail wants to come with him. Being mated to the devil can’t be worse than being locked up in prison, can it?
Estrella’s life wasn’t exactly going to plan: divorced, childless, and halfway to forty. But she was getting by. She had her work, her brother, and if she got lonely there were several friends in her nightstand happy to help out. Then she woke up on an alien ship. Suddenly, “just getting by” took on a whole new meaning. Determined not to be victims, Estrella, her brother, and the other prisoners must band together to fight for their freedom, and a chance to return home. But what happens when that ship crashes, leaving them stranded? With no choice but to go forward, what kind of new lives will they build? Figuring that out would be simpler if the local aliens weren’t so…attractive. They really shouldn’t be. They’re…furry. And they have tails, and claws, and great big teeth! And they’re huge! But they’re also sweet, and strong, and kind…and their tongues are so loooong. And they purrrrr…Theirs to Crave is the first book in the Aliens of Doluna series. It’s a FFMM polyam romance featuring a beautiful, fat Latina and three fuzzy aliens, and everything crosses. AmazonKU
The compound provided a much-needed sanctuary for the battle-weary tribe, but the allure of the Americas is just too great to resist. The tribe would be sailing soon and with them would go Bree’s last hope of freedom from her nemesis, Yejun. The departure is complicated by the continuous threat of attack from the brutal and predatory Cros, but no matter what, Bree is going with the tribe when they set sail, even if she has to swim behind and the warrior, Kitch, seems to be her best chance. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Kanaan filled his lungs and roared, head thrown back as he issued the challenge. “She belongs to me! I claim her!” From behind him, he caught the female’s startled gasp. AmazonKU
We have one rule at Ikmal: Don’t fall for the alien inmates. And it’s the one rule I’m about to break. After a riot tears through Ikmal prison, it’s my job to protect the Prizes from the marauding inmates. With the beasts beating at the door and no chance of escape, we’re resigned to our fate. But when Ohara saves us and names his price, I’m not sure I can pay it. I don’t want to risk falling in love, even if he is my fated mate. I rebel against his tyrannical rules but he’s determined to protect me, no matter the cost. And when I discover he’s tormented by inner demons and consumed by the need to control, we embark on a passionate love affair. When he touches me, I yearn for more. When he kisses me, I surrender in gratitude. When he undresses me, I ache to scream his name.
And when he makes me fly, I soar higher than ever before. When he warns me to keep my distance, it only makes me want him more. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets he keeps hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
My new boss is a monster! No, I mean literally. When I finally land my first assignment in the field, I’m surprised to find myself working for an actual minotaur. And not just any minotaur, but Ruhkus, the most successful Urk’Kek CEO on his planet. I could maybe handle that, but then I discover that there are some major cultural differences. Like, for example, pants? Optional for minotaurs. And as if that wasn’t hard enough to swallow, there’s something else monster-sized hidden underneath Ruhkus’s fur that I simply can’t unsee—or stop fantasizing about…Still, I’m not one to back down from a challenge. My mission is to help Ruhkus close a galaxy-changing deal all while keeping his temper in check. And my libido as well. Should be easy for a trained monster tamer like myself, right? But as I get to know Ruhkus better, I find myself drawn to him in ways I never expected. He’s rough around the edges, but there’s a softness behind those primal eyes, and I can’t help but feel my heart race when he’s near. Letting my attraction get in the way of my work is unprofessional, not to mention strictly forbidden between a human and a monster. But Ruhkus doesn’t care about the rules. And what he wants, he always gets. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Turns out crash-landing into love is possible…Katie is content with her post-alien-abduction life. Not only has she found work as a royal attendant, but her current assignment on a galaxy cruise is enjoyable, too…until the ship is brought down by a malevolent species. Now she must rescue her friends and escape a hostile planet—all by herself. Then she crosses paths with a sexy stranger who changes everything…Forced labor in an enemy prison camp was nowhere on Maladek’s agenda. But his own troubles will have to wait. Because against all odds, his mate is here. Now he has to focus on getting her to safety—and convincing her that fated mates are real. It would all be so much easier if he had more experience being a hero…The circumstances are dire. Their timing couldn’t be worse. Even if they manage to escape their captors, is a happily ever after possible for Katie and Maladek? They’re about to find out. AmazonKU
Shelby Evans fumes that she could someday be the last human alive. One of the youngest people still existing, the thirty-something struggles to survive in a world devastated by a virus that targeted males. But when a disused computer searching for extraterrestrials sputters to life, she finds the call of a mysterious alien too enticing to resist. Zelen Nask searches the cosmos for a miracle. Certain his home is doomed without a way to reproduce, the ambassador feels a glimmer of hope when seven long years in space finally bear fruit. And the normally even-tempered envoy’s pulse quickens as messages fly back and forth between him and the intriguing woman on the other side of the comms. Jumping headfirst into this life-changing event, Shelby’s heart races as the spacecraft closes the gap dividing their worlds. And though Zelen longs to meet face-to-face, he worries when he begins suffering debilitating symptoms… sparking shipboard rumors of an ancient myth about fated mates. Are these solar opposites destined for a cosmic forever? AmazonKU
Love is a game Ren never wanted to play. Growing up in the desert biodomes of Province 5-9, there is little room for individuality and choice. Every part of life is dictated by the Council. At seventeen, Ren knows her path in life has been determined for the betterment of humanity. Her permanent job placement, her relationship status, and even the number of children she will have are out of her control. Like it or not, she is expected to marry a complete stranger who was assigned to her based solely on their combined genetic diversity. When the pressure of spending the rest of her life shackled to someone else overwhelms her, she makes a choice that will change the course of her entire life. Signing up for the yearly lottery could buy her the time and freedom she craves…or she could be condemned to her worst waking nightmare. The odds she’ll win the right to choose her own spouse are so low she decides it’s worth risking everything. The last thing Ren expects is to be chosen. Ren is thrust into a house with seven pre-selected men. She must play the game while the whole country watches. As Ren’s journey progresses, she learns the heart can be a fickle thing, and the road ahead might lead to a destination she never expected. Can she find a way to break the rules without leaving a path of shattered hearts behind her? Or is all fair in love and survival? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Possible romantic elements? Unclear.
In the near-future propaganda-driven dystopian society of EVE, women control the world. Young brilliant scientist, Neen Salvek of Clan Triverser is assigned to screen imprisoned males of the Dome, to assess their mental and emotional fitness before breeding season. Her task is crucial to protect the breeding women, and continue the development of their genetic enhancements. As she embarks on her mission she finds more than she bargained for – a system of brutal mutilation and slavery that condemns any male who doesn’t make the cut in the breeding competition to death. This fate awaits Tem – a male from the super-strong, super-fast Clan Benglion – if he can’t stand his ground and fight in the competition. As Neen helps Tem overcome his childhood trauma, she unravels a deeper conspiracy that threatens the very existence of EVE. Now she must face a choice: to go against everything she believes or accept the dawn of a new world.
Nora – I just wanted a good man. A nice, polite, boy-next-door type. He didn’t have to be a male model or a sports star or a wealthy magnate—even if that was the kind of man I read about late at night, alone, in bed. So what if I dreamed of a man with big muscles and a commanding voice? That didn’t mean I wanted to date that guy. A nice accountant would work. Or an insurance salesman. But then I had another epically bad date, came home alone, drank half a pitcher of margaritas, and took a silly online quiz. Next thing I knew, I was agreeing to go on a date with the perfect man. I’d never used a dating service before but…why not? The old fashioned way hadn’t worked. Maybe Serendipity, Inc. would match me with a nice teacher or a dentist. Maybe I’d meet that boy next door I’d dreamt about. Daken – For over a decade I fought for my planet. I dreamt of returning to CiFGa to live a peaceful life, and finally it’s happened. I’m home. We beat the invaders back, ground them into the dust, crippled their fleets, brought them to their knees. We shamed them. They won’t soon return to my world. The planetary leaders call me a hero, a CiFGan worthy of reward. After years of celibacy and bland rations, I don’t want wealth and titles. All I want is willing women and spicy food. What do I get? Knighted for bravery, enough credits to retire, and a betrothal contract. I’ve been saddled with a human bride.
Trapped beneath the city of Seattle when an irreversible darkness falls, Carly and James discover more than just light at the end of the tunnel. As they flee the impending collapse of society, chaos and danger are around every turn. Finally escaping the confines of the suffocating streets, they find that their temporary sanctuary in a small town has its own set of perils. Will their love survive the threat in the shadows that pursue them? AmazonKU
Felicia Walker loves her job as an illustrator at Fever Hitch Comics. During this year’s annual Earth Con, she will not only draw caricatures, but she’ll also be decked out in body paint to represent the F’ldae — an alien species from the comics. As she starts off a night exploring the off-limits, alien side of the convention, Felicia is unprepared for the spiraling events that will make her behave like a true F’ldae… in full mating heat. Agent Slate Reese, along with his best friend Agent Ryker Seals, are Metons who want to settle down, but they’re having a difficult time finding the female to complete their mating trio. With the vast assortment of alien species converging on this area, surely there’s one female who wouldn’t mind spending a night with both of them.
Pryce promised to love her, keep her safe, and keep her away from weapons. One out of three isn’t bad, is it? When your dream woman grew up in a cave, adjusting to life on a starship can be tough. So Jess hoards knives and wears rags. There’s no harm in that, is there? But lately distance has grown between them. It’s hard to balance work and love, especially when you’re the captain of a starship. They desperately need private time! Now danger looms. While his heart pulls him toward her, he must focus on the safety of his ship or risk losing everything. They may be after the ship, but they’ll have to go through her first! Life on a starship is good, mostly. Jess has a full belly, a dry place to sleep, and a lover who adores her. Too bad he won’t share the most basic facts about the ship’s operation. Things like a threat to him, the ship, and its crew. Does he think he can hide that from her forever? She watched her parents die when aliens invaded her planet. Now it’s time to take action and do things her way. She doesn’t like killing, but she’s better at it than anyone else on the ship. But if they survive, will Pryce still love her? AmazonKU
Star Cruise A Novella: Stowaway with Star Cruise Rescue and Golden Token Short Stories. Please note only the Stowaway novella itself contains an empath story although the other two are set in my Sectors interstellar civilization.
The blurb: In this volume I’ve gathered three stories set in the Sectors which have previously only been available in anthologies (which are no longer on sale), plus a bonus Sectors short holiday story that I originally wrote for my blog.
Star Cruise: Stowaway: A novella of 22K words, previously in the first Pets in Space™ anthology.
Cargo Master Owen Embersson is shocked when the Nebula Zephyr’s ship’s cat and her alien sidekick, Midorri, alert him to the presence of a stowaway. He has no idea of the dangerous complications to come nor does he anticipate falling hard for the woman whose life he now holds in his hands. Life aboard the Nebula Zephyr has just become more interesting – and deadly.
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As the son of a war god, Roux Pyroesis has suffered unending pain—he’s caused it, too, dispatching his foes with alarming ease. Now he’s tasked with cutting out the heart of a powerful queen who rules an ancient prison realm inhabited by the most vicious immortal females in existence. Blythe the Undoing is a decorated harpy warrior determined to annihilate Roux, the invader who killed her beloved consort. Nothing will stop her. Even if she must trap herself for eternity by sneaking into the brutal realm and taking the crown, pitting herself against the merciless male she’s sworn to despise. Having never known desire, Roux is ill prepared for the stunning beauty who challenges him at every turn. For the survival of his army, duty comes first. Always. But what happens when the flames of Blythe’s hatred burn out and she craves him, too…but only one of them can live? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
One very large orc. One very small human. Does size matter? When Elara flees corporate life to open a coffee shop in the small southern town of Fairhaven Falls, the last thing she is looking for is a relationship. But when she meets Grondar, the gruff orc owner of the bakery next door, sparks fly. Literally. Grondar has been burned by human females before. He has no intention of letting the feisty little female next door get under his skin – no matter how attractive he finds her. And it certainly doesn’t mean he’s going to let her get away with sabotaging his business. Despite their disastrous first meeting, Elara still finds herself having inappropriately heated thoughts about the massive orc next door. The attraction seems to be completely one-sided – until he reluctantly comes to her rescue and she discovers a very different side to the grumpy male. Can they overcome their initial animosity, their ongoing rivalry, and their very obvious differences to find a future together? AmazonKU
A new life, a new job, a new orc husband . . . Wait, isn’t he supposed to be my boss? After my ex announces his wedding to someone other than me, I’m eager to leave town. A new life and a new job are just what I need to restore my mojo. On the way to my destination, I overnight at a hotel where edible unmentionables and a tattooed orc construction worker rock my world. I sneak out the next morning, figuring I’ll never see him again. Until I walk into my new job. That hot orc construction worker? He’s my boss. He’s eager to continue where we left off. And those symbols on his wrists? According to orc tradition, they mean we’re married. AmazonKU
The big green Orc living next door to me is so very mysterious. He works from home and rarely goes outside. And when he does go out, he never wears a shirt buttoned over his massive chest, no matter the weather. Small children and senior citizens run screaming when he stomps to his truck, so I guess I understand his reticence? But today is Valentine’s Day and I’m worried the big guy is sad and lonely. My neighbor is more angry-looking and growly than usual, despite that darling puppy he recently adopted. And since I happen to be alone this Valentine’s Day too, I decide to bring him a plate of my famous sugar cookies. Everyone warns me not to disturb him because Orcs always claim their Brides in the dark of winter. But for some reason, this doesn’t worry me at all. AmazonKU
Billionaire wolf Derek Spencer may have a rocky history with she-wolves, but there’s no one better to take as his date to the latest gala than the wolf he’s had his eye on ever since she applied to be his bodyguard—the remarkable Kate Hanover. Kate checks all the boxes for his perfect mate: she’s smart, sexy, and business savvy, not to mention one of the best bodyguards around. But ever since Derek gave his bodyguard position to another wolf, Kate has been avoiding him. It’s only when she reluctantly agrees to be his date to the gala that she realizes why: the attraction between the two alpha wolves is undeniable, but Kate doesn’t want to end up as one of the billionaire’s many flings. The more time Kate and Derek spend together, the more they are in danger…of falling deeply in love. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
When Charlotte escapes her abusive relationship, she flees in the middle of the night with nothing but the cash in her pocket, and the paper map leading her north to Alaska. She sheds her old self along the way—dying her hair, scrubbing off her fake California tan, pawning all the jewelry her ex, Nate, bought her over the years. None of it was worth anything if she couldn’t stay alive. Alone in the Alaskan forest, Charlotte feels safe at last. Even if she’s lost. Even if she’s only got a burner phone that lost its last bar miles ago, and even if she missed her turn and can’t find the cabin she was promised by a friend. Tucked into a sleeping bag in the backseat of “Ted”—her ancient 4-Runner—she’s finally living life on her own terms. But that feeling is short-lived. In the middle of the woods, Charlotte’s attacked, brutally, and unforgivingly—and a lone wolf bites her leg. And it’s a bite that will change her life forever.
Fi has awakened the sleeping prince, but the battle for Andar is far from over. The Spindle Witch, the Witch Hunters, and Fi’s own Butterfly Curse all stand between them and happily ever after. Shane has her partner’s back. But she’s in for the fight of her life against Red, the right hand of the Spindle Witch who she’s also, foolishly, hellbent on saving. Briar Rose would do anything to restore his kingdom. But there’s a darkness creeping inside him—a sinister bond to the Spindle Witch he can’t escape. All hopes of restoring Andar rest on deciphering a mysterious book code, finding the hidden city of the last Witches, and uncovering a secret lost for centuries—one that just might hold the key to the Spindle Witch’s defeat. If they can all survive that long. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed. A soldier, a thief, a lost prince, and a young girl bonded by fate and looming disaster. Each step along this path has changed the party, forging deep alliances and greater enmities. All the while, hostile forces have hunted them, fearing what they might unleash. Armies wage war around them. For each step has come with a cost―in blood, in loss, in heartbreak. Now, they must split, traveling into a vast region of ice and to a sprawling capital of the world they’ve only known in stories. Time is running out and only the truth will save us all.
Eat. Dance. Fight. This is the life of the girls who compete in the Isle’s elite, all-female fighting sport of Bowing. But it isn’t really Dirt’s life anymore. At sixteen, she is old and has retired from competition. Instead, she spends her days coaching the younger sisters of the Mud Fam and dreading her fast-approaching birthday, when she’ll have to leave her sisters to fulfill whatever destiny the Gods choose for her. Dirt’s young sisters are coming along nicely, and the Mud Fam is sure to win the upcoming South God Bow tournament, which is crucial: the tiny Fam needs the new recruits that come with victory. Then an attack from a powerful rival leaves the Mud without their top Bower, and Dirt is the only one who can compete in the tournament. But Dirt is old, out of shape, and afraid. She has never wanted to be a leader. Victory seems impossible—yet defeat would mean the end of her beloved Fam. And no way is Dirt going to let that happen. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
For her entire life, Rose Maxwell trained to become the next Prima on the Supernatural Council. Now that she’s stepped down, it’s time for this witch to focus on herself. And not think about her impulsive one-night stand with Damian Adams, a half-Demon Veterinarian who she can’t get out of her head. Neither of them is looking for a relationship. But when Rose is sentenced to community service at Damian’s animal sanctuary it becomes impossible for them to ignore their sparking attraction. A friends-with-benefits, no feelings, no strings arrangement works perfectly for them both. After a sequence of dead-end jobs, it’s not until Rose tangos with two snarly demons that she thinks she’s finally found her path. However, this puts Damian back on the periphery of a world he thought he left behind. He doesn’t approve of Rose becoming a Hunter, but if there’s one thing he’s learned about the stubborn witch, it was telling her not to do something was one sure-fire way to make sure she did. Working—and sleeping—together awakens feelings Damian never knew he had…and shouldn’t have. Because thanks to his ex’s hex, if he falls in love, he’ll not only lose his heart—but his humanity. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The Deepfold mine has gone dark on the eve of war. Without its supply of brightstone, the Maer’s technological advantage over the humans will evaporate. A rising knight named Yglind has earned his Forever Blade and been sent on a quest to uncover the cause of the blackout. Joined by his trusted squire Ardo and a prickly mage named Aene, Yglind hopes to cement his legacy and the Maer’s chance at victory in the coming war.
Inside the Deepfold, they are plunged into a world of bloodshed and chaos. Unknown foes have slaughtered many of the miners, and a gruesome dragon stalks the dark tunnels. While taking refuge in the mine’s impregnable keep, Yglind and Ardo seek solace in each other’s arms and the courage to face the cruel forces arrayed against them. With their civilization hanging in the balance, they strike out against the invaders as their quest hurtles toward its bloody end. The Delve is a fast-paced spicy romantic fantasy featuring a variety of LGBTQ characters and relationships. AmazonKU
In the city of Ombrazia, saints and their disciples rule with terrifying and unjust power, playing favorites while the unfavored struggle to survive. After her father’s murder at the hands of the Ombrazian military, Rossana Lacertosa is willing to do whatever it takes to dismantle the corrupt system—tapping into her powers as a disciple of Patience, joining the rebellion, and facing the boy who broke her heart. As the youngest captain in the history of Palazzo security, Damian Venturi is expected to be ruthless and strong, and to serve the saints with unquestioning devotion. But three years spent fighting in a never-ending war have left him with deeper scars than he wants to admit…and a fear of confronting the girl he left behind. Now a murderer stalks Ombrazia’s citizens. As the body count climbs, the Palazzo is all too happy to look the other way—that is, until a disciple becomes the newest victim. With every lead turning into a dead end, Damian and Roz must team up to find the killer, even if it means digging up buried emotions. As they dive into the underbelly of Ombrazia, the pair will discover something more sinister—and far less holy. With darkness closing in and time running out, will they be able to save the city from an evil so powerful that it threatens to destroy everything in its path?
Princesses Daphne, Beatriz, and Sophronia have trained their entire lives for one purpose: to bring down nations. Their mother, Empress Margaraux of Bessemia, is determined to rule the continent of Vesteria, and her daughters are her weapons. Promised for marriage since birth, they are her ticket across enemy lines. And also her decoys. Still, not even Empress Margaraux can control the stars. Sent to their new kingdoms, orders in hand, the princesses have found their own paths, changing the course of their mother’s plans entirely—and tragically. Sophronia chose love, and for that, she lost her life. Daphne and Beatriz can hardly believe their sister is dead, but both are determined to avenge her. And now, separated by a continent—and their mother’s lies—they see more clearly with every passing day that they might not be working toward the same end. The stars whisper of death, but Daphne and Beatriz are just beginning to understand the true power coursing through their veins. And their mother will do anything to keep them under her thumb—even if it means killing them all. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
I’ve been longing for something more, something exciting. So many fish in the sea and not a single one ever catches my eye. A ship is dragged into the sea by a storm, and there she is. The human that takes my breath away with one glance. I rescue her, returning her to the beach before darting away, but I long to return to her. The only way to return is to make a deal with the sea witch. Will the price be too high if I don’t gain her love before the time runs out? The sea witch winning what my heart desires instead. AmazonKU
Ryshi—half-jinn, half-imp—is the only male who has ever managed to slip through the minotaur labyrinth and lived to tell the tale. He wasn’t so lucky when it came to stealing prized vampire artifacts. Caught and imprisoned, he now has a chance at freedom if he can rescue the gargoyle Levet from that same labyrinth. But he’ll have a minder on his mission in the petite, enticing form of Sofie, the vampire he’s been fantasizing about for a very long time . . .Sofie is shunned and feared for her ability to control others’ minds. She didn’t ask for that gift, and she certainly doesn’t want to use those powers to control this gorgeous, sensual demon. Too bad a request from the Anasso isn’t up for debate. To rescue the gargoyle, she and Ryshi have to work closely together, and Sofie is compelled to lower her defenses around him in every way—though she expects him to disappear the moment their task is complete. But now that Ryshi has glimpsed what his future could be with Sofie, he’s ready to fight for her trust, even against the darkness within. Amazon
Gracie and her posse are no strangers to supernatural scuffles, but the long-dreaded Great Winter ushers in foes they’ve never faced before. The chill makes these foes resistant to charms and half-mad, fearless of their own extinction. Worse, because of Boone’s nature, Gracie fears losing him to the magical winter blight sweeping through the land. With a dark and dangerous faction of outlaws threatening to open the Rift, it’s up to Gracie and her posse to preserve some semblance of order and keep the Rift closed. Their lives, their very souls, and the fate of the Rift Territory depend on it.
They will fear you and flee you and call you a monster. The only mortal in a family of gods, Medusa is the youngest of the Gorgon sisters. Unlike her siblings, Medusa grows older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know. When the sea god Poseidon assaults Medusa in Athene’s temple, the goddess is enraged. Furious by the violation of her sacred space, Athene takes revenge—on the young woman. Punished for Poseidon’s actions, Medusa is forever transformed. Writhing snakes replace her hair and her gaze will turn any living creature to stone. Cursed with the power to destroy all she loves with one look, Medusa condemns herself to a life of solitude. Until Perseus embarks upon a fateful quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon.
With the heat of a kiss, the walls between Alizeh, the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom, and Kamran, the crown prince of the Ardunian empire, have crumbled. And so have both of their lives. Alizeh, the heir to the Jinn throne, is destined to free her people from the half-lives they’ve been forced to live under human rule. When Kamran, the heir to the human throne, falls in love with her, he’s forced to question everything he’s been taught about Jinn. Kamran’s grandfather lays dead at the hand of Cyrus, ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Tulan. Cyrus has stolen Alizeh away to his homeland and plans to marry her there, giving her everything she needs to become the Jinn queen—and when she assumes the throne he will have fulfilled his own bargain with the devil. Alizeh wants nothing to do with Cyrus’s deal or the devil. But …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Cursed twice over, Takayoshi has but one choice, find an ancient archive before his curse swallows the man he loves forever. His new friend Claudia-warrior, historian, sass-master all rolled into one-comes along for the ride. To find answers, Takayoshi will have to defeat monsters, learn to trust others, and face his own hubris.
Dark Haven has fallen . . . and now Harlow must fix it. Harlow Devoe gave everything to Dark Haven and the monsters that lurked there. And it’s only the beginning of her troubles. Helheim is nothing like she expected. Hel hadn’t just betrayed her, but the entire realm as well. Her own people are slow to trust her and the only way to prove herself is to let go of the humanity she’s always known. The gods are angry, the demons are turning the world to chaos, and Harlow has no other choice but to close the portal and end the madness. Harlow has never had it easy, and her afterlife is no different. She’s been given an ultimatum that could cost her everything she’s fought for. Can she figure out how to save both worlds and herself, or will this truly be the end of Harlow’s reign? AmazonKU
Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too, obviously never visited Holiday Hollow. Life can be tough when you’re secretly pining for your best friend and your arch nemesis is a brooding hot alpha chocolatier. To make matters even sweeter, a new alpha in town has taken up shop in Claire’s cafe with a determination to make her his. While their pasts may be bittersweet, there’s something about the men that she just can’t ignore. Can Claire open herself up to her own taste of Holiday Hollow magic and claim the pack she deserves? It’s sweetheart season in Holiday Hollow and love is definitely in the air. The Holiday Hollow Omegaverse features standalone stories that are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy with a HEA guaranteed! AmazonKU
Métis millennial Lucky St. James is barely hanging on when she learns she’ll be evicted from the tiny Toronto apartment she shares with her cantankerous but loving grandmother Stella. But then one night, something strange and irresistible calls out to Lucky. She burrows through a wall to find a tarnished silver spoon, humming with otherworldly energy, etched with a crooked-nosed witch and the word SALEM. Lucky is familiar with the magic of her indigenous ancestors, but she has no idea that the spoon connects her to a teeming network of witches across North America who have anxiously awaited her discovery. Enter VenCo, a front company fueled by vast resources of dark money (its name is an anagram of “coven.”) VenCo’s witches hide in plain sight wherever women gather: Tupperware parties, Mommy & Me classes, suburban book clubs. Since colonial times, they have awaited the moment the seven spoons will come together and ignite a new era, returning women to their rightful power. But as reckoning approaches, a very powerful adversary is stalking their every move. He’s Jay Christos, a roguish and deadly witch-hunter as old as witchcraft itself. To find the last spoon, Lucky and Stella embark on a rollicking and dangerous road trip to the darkly magical city of New Orleans, where the final showdown will determine whether VenCo will usher in a new beginning…or remain underground forever.
Eighteen-year-old Victoria is a Wildblood. Since she was kidnapped at the age of six and manipulated by the Exotic Lands Touring Company, she’s worked as a tour guide ever since with a team of fellow Wildbloods who take turns using their magic to protect travelers in a Jamaican jungle teeming with ghostly monsters. When the boss denies Victoria an earned promotion to team leader in favor of Dean, her backstabbing ex, she’s determined to prove herself. Her magic may be the most powerful on the team, but she’s not the image the boss wants to send their new client, Thorn, a renowned goldminer determined to reach an untouched gold supply deep in the jungle. Thorn is everything Victoria isn’t – confident, impossibly kind, and so handsome he leaves her speechless. And when he entrusts the mission to her, kindness turns to mutual respect, turns to affection, turns to love. But the jungle is treacherous, and between hypnotic river spirits, soul-devouring women that shed their skin like snakes, and her ex out for revenge, Victoria has to decide – is promotion at a corrupt company really what she wants? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Psychic Witch, Aria Belmonte is determined to avoid her past. Even if it means failing to make it work in the Mortal world. When her building is condemned, and her mediocre magic skills can’t save her, Aria turns to the kindness of strangers. Except her new roommate is no stranger. He’s the one she must avoid at all costs. Her most complicated ex. Owen Sanchez has a dream. To successfully run the Coffee Cat Cafe despite the bizarre events trying to thwart him. He’d say it’s haunted, but he’s never believed in the paranormal. That is, until Aria walks back into his life. Twelve years ago, they were best friends – first loves – until she disappeared without a word, breaking his heart. Now, Owen is determined not to let Aria’s presence affect him. All he wants is a simple life. And yet…Magic fractured their relationship all those years ago, so what will Aria do if, this time, Owen discovers magic truly exists? AmazonKU
I’m a vampire-witch hybrid with a fondness for necromancy. Excuse me if I’m a little dead inside. I tried to attend a human school, but they didn’t appreciate my behavior. Personally, I found biology class more interesting when the dissected animals fought back. The school didn’t. My parents searched for somewhere new to send their deviant daughter, and doors open when your father is Dorian Blackwood. Then they close firmly behind once he dumps you inside an exclusive supernatural academy, along with instructions to become ‘a touch more amiable’. Says the guy who spent his teen years tearing throats out. Luckily, I’ve inherited my father’s sociopathic tendencies and my mother’s magical skills, a lethal yet useful combination when navigating academy life. Thornwood Academy. Home to the elite who strive to excel—and now me, who strives to leave. Since the supernaturals revealed themselves to the world, the unluckiest human kids join the vampires and witches at Thornwood. Hopefully, the humans aren’t dissected in this biology class. I don’t care that nobody trusts me, but when the headmaster’s son is found unalived, fingers point at Dorian’s darkling daughter. Ridiculous. I would’ve reanimated the bullying asshole and demanded he perform tricks. Such a wasted opportunity. If I want help clearing my name, I need to become ‘a touch more amiable’ to the three guys who seem oddly fascinated by me. Somebody doesn’t want the accords between humans and supes to last, and I’m not taking the blame just because I’m a Blackwood. AmazonKU
Trapped. Discovered. Totally screwed. I need to find a way to escape. I had almost gotten away, until The Demon Lord read a report on my blood. Now, he won’t let me out of his sights, to the point where he’s made me move in with him. I need help; I’m still drawn to him. And the temptation is hard to ignore when I keep having dreams about him. Very, very delicious dreams. No! Bad Serena! Focus. First, unravel the mystery forming around me, which seems to be tied to my past. Second, break my new pact with The Demon Lord. Third, try not to sleep with him. …Odds really aren’t in my favor. Thankfully, I still have secrets he doesn’t know about. I’m a survivor, and if I must, I’ll kill him to save myself. AmazonKU
Journey into the magical worlds of Shadows and Fate. From enemies-to-lovers, to fated mates and shifters, you’ll indulge in fantasies that will sweep you off your feet.
Raina and Allan are exposed, hunted, and determined to protect those they’ve come to love. The time for hiding has come to an end, and the two gods in disguise are prepared to make a stance to save the human world from destruction. A journey across the Golden Sea leads them to new realms where magical beings await the arrival of gods they’ve worshiped from afar, and Raina is tasked with uniting two rival kingdoms. But, Litha, the Goddess of Law has other plans, and has enlisted the assistance of a god that can destroyed all they’ve built. The God of Death. AmazonKU
Blood and power bind three generations of women in the Ozark Mountains. So does an evil that’s followed them across the decades. 1931. Gracelynn Doherty lives peacefully on Tin Mountain, helping her adoptive granny work her cures. Despite whispers that the women are witches, the superstitious locals still seek them out, whether to remedy arthritis or a broken heart. But when evangelist Josiah Bellflower comes to town promising miracle healing, full bellies, and prosperity, his revivals soon hold Tin Mountain in thrall—and Granny in abject fear. Granny recognizes Josiah. Fifty years ago, in a dark and desperate moment, she made a terrible promise. Now Josiah, an enemy, has returned to collect his due. As Granny sickens and the drought-ridden countryside falls under a curse, Gracelynn must choose: flee Tin Mountain and the only family she knows, or confront the vengeful preacher whose unholy mission is to destroy her.
My true mate wants me back—and I need his help to free the Zodiac Wolves. After being rejected by the man I love, I find myself packless once more. Kaden says he’ll do whatever it takes to win me back, though I’m not sure I can forgive him. But to save the Zodiac Wolves, we’ll need to work together to uncover the truth about the mating bonds and the sinister magic that controls our lives. As the final battle draws near, new enemies and unexpected allies emerge from the shadows—but the hardest fight of all might be uniting the thirteeen packs. I’m Ayla Beros. I’m a Zodiac Wolf. And I won’t stop until every shifter is free. AmazonKU
Larkwood is dangerous, but love scares me even more. As a selkie, nothing matters more to me than my freedom. Larkwood destroyed that when they took my skin, and with it, my ability to transform. I’ ve spent the six years since incomplete, but now that the rumors say Larkwood has changed, it’ s my chance to finally get back what they stole. I need to keep my head down and focus, but from the moment I step foot back in Larkwood, I can’ t catch a break. The other shades hate me, the people in charge pity me and the two men I’ ve tried to forget won’ t leave me alone. Asher, a quiet and intense amarok, and Talon, a mischievous and playful kitsune, seem to think I’ ve come back looking for romance. As we all venture into the most dangerous place in Larkwood to find what was stolen from me, I realize that there is no bigger threat to me and my freedom than the two men I’ m falling for. If I don’ t keep my wits about me, I might just find myself trapped once again. AmazonKU
“Get it out of me.” It was the last message Holly received from her brother, Dane, before he was found cleaved open in the lavish Savannah townhouse of his girlfriend, Maura. Police ruled his death a suicide sparked by psychosis, but Holly can’t shake the idea that something else must have happened—something involving another message he sent earlier that night about a “game” Maura wanted to play. Determined to discover the truth, Holly begins to stalk Maura, a magnetic, black-eyed florist with a penchant for carnivorous plants. But what begins as an investigation quickly veers into a fixation that lures Holly into the depths of Maura’s world: Savannah high society, eerie black roses, and a whisper of something more sinister. Soon Holly is feeling a dark attraction to the one woman she shouldn’t trust. As Holly falls deeper for Maura and her secrets, she’s left with only one choice: find out what happened to Dane or meet the same fate. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Jill still has to locate the final compass stone before she is ready to face her nemesis, Braxmore, but finding the guardian is proving more difficult than she expected. An unexpected series of events means that Jill & Jack must make a decision about Florence’s future much earlier than they’d expected. And as if all that wasn’t enough, she has to solve one of the strangest cases she’s ever come across. AmazonKU
essamyn Gerrick has never really felt like part of the wolf pack her family belongs to because she’s unable to shift into her wolf form. The guys in her pack all look at her as if she’s not worth having for a mate, and her self-esteem is at an all-time low when she makes plans to go to a pack gathering. She sees a notice online for a gathering, run by a hyena clan in Pennsylvania, for all unmated shifters. Her parents aren’t fans of hyenas, thanks to a situation involving her mother, so Jessi decides to go to the Pennsylvania gathering instead and keep it a secret. Hyena brothers Gavin, Rubin, and Jett Stone have been looking for their truemate for years…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Like her father before her, Joan Matthews is a witch. For generations, their family of binder witches has protected Calvert, Oregon from vampires by strengthening the land with spellcraft. Pushing back against tradition, Joan defied her father and left town to become a war witch, one who fights the monsters hand-to-hand. But when her father dies, Joan returns to find her hometown assailed by a vampire lord’s endless attacks—and the answers lie with the one woman who chose a rival over Joan. Leigh Phan once believed her heart was safe and her future was set. When Joan left town, Leigh’s choices led to ruin and unintended consequences. Now Leigh harbors a dark secret forcing her to live a moment-to-moment existence. Her only hope of survival lies in trusting the war witch who left her behind. Now it’s up to Joan to fight for a town she left behind, while Leigh faces a destiny she never imagined was possible. With Calvert on the brink of total destruction, Joan and Leigh join forces and face inconvenient truths in order to save their town—and each other.
With her sister’s wedding approaching, the last thing Amy has time for is a murder to solve, but her role consulting with Detective Ambrose doesn’t care what’s happening in her personal life, even if it means there might be a disaster with the cake.
When Clover decided to publish a recipe book based on the cakes they make at Broomstick Bakery, the last thing she expected was to find herself working with a warlock who takes her breath away.
VS Note: Apollo and Cassandra re-telling.
As a disgraced member of a fallen house, Cassandra Gataki has seen firsthand what comes from trusting the venomous Thirteen. But when the maddeningly gorgeous and kind Apollo asks her to go undercover as his plus-one at a week-long party hosted by a dangerous new power player…Cassandra reluctantly agrees to have his back. On one condition: when it’s all over, and Apollo has the ammunition he needs to protect Olympus, she and her sister will be allowed to leave. For good. Apollo may be the city’s official spymaster, but it’s his ability to inspire others that keeps him at the top. Despite what the rest of Olympus says, there’s no one he trusts more than Cassandra. Yet even as their fake relationship takes a wicked turn for the scaldingly hot, a very real danger surfaces… threatening not only Cassandra and Apollo, but the very heart of Olympus itself. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Corporal Clark Jameson, now Second Lieutenant Clark Jameson, had never dared to dream of a world where he belonged to a Sword Squad, let alone become the Wielder at the center of one but here he was. He still has a long way to go, a week locked up in a dorm room wasn’t exactly the best way to get to know your new squadmates and he’s never set foot outside of the empire before. Then there’s the matter of Harry and the secrets that Clark’s new squad seem to be keeping about Linsgarum’s mysterious former Wielder. Adam Milson had been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was aware of that fact but sometimes a silver spoon wasn’t enough when your father was going insane and your brother was dead. A new relationship wasn’t exactly a fix for those things but having Clark in his corner was certainly enough to help him tread water. Here’s hoping Clark wouldn’t react negatively to Harry’s secret, both of Harry’s secrets, though he was the only one who knew the second now that General Browning was dead.
My name is Charlene Carter, and I’m an omega. For years I wished I could be anything else — a beta, so I could blend in, or an alpha, so I could fight back against people who wanted to harm me. I hid in plain sight, trying to cover the evidence of my first pack’s abuse. I tried to wish away the pain and misery of being the weaker dynamic. But that was before I found my calling. Now, I have a job — a responsibility to help others, to free them from packs who wish them harm. I help them escape. I help them start new lives. And I’m not going to stop, no matter who tries to make me. Even if it’s a pack full of rough-and-tumble alphas who won’t take no for an answer. Ugly Omega is the final story in the Omega Girls series by Juniper Kerry. It has been split into two shorter pieces, Part 1 (out in February) and Part 2 (coming in May). Ugly Omega contains steamy scenes and stalker violence, and is intended for an audience 18 years and older.
Penzance is getting ready for her wedding, but her sister Alley has yet to find a beau. A new acquaintance has set her heart aflutter, but is she ready to commit? While things seem to be running smoothly at the Mazurski music store, the town’s men folk seem to have been bitten by an anemia bug. The cases are so numerous the government has taken an interest in the cases. But are the cases from disease or are they far more nefarious and paranormal? Special guests from the Calamity Corners Series have come to help investigate, including Nann with 2 N’s and her buddy Zinnia. Zinnia’s boyfriend is a vampire hunter and his crew made their way to the Mazurski’s burg. They’ve heard about the strange anomaly striking young men within the town and in their zest have decided a vampire stalks the streets and they vow to kill it. But could they be mistaken and an innocent person is killed? AmazonKU
Poet Parker is living a new reality now that she knows what she is. Unfortunately for her, she still doesn’t know what she can do … and she doesn’t think she’s going to figure it out in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since her uncle Sidney is in tow, Poet is hopeful for a quiet week. Little Rock has never been a hotbed of activity. Quiet isn’t what she gets, however. What started as an irritation on the pedestrian bridge turns into a full-blown attack. It seems Little Rock has a seedy underbelly after all, and it’s something Poet was never expecting. There’s a craven on the loose, a woman who can control actions and emotions … and she’s set her sights on Kade. The craven has a specific type, and Kade fits it to a tee. Unfortunately for him, the craven’s victims all end up dead. Poet is determined to keep her loved ones safe, but it’s proving to be more difficult than she anticipated. With half her army vulnerable to the craven, Poet has to fight her own people, even as she desperately tries to protect them at the same time. Poet’s new powers are necessary for the fight, but is she ready to embrace them? When the loas join the party and make things worse—because that’s what they do—things spiral. It’s up to Poet to fix what’s been broken. That is if she can. AmazonKU
A shy lighthouse keeper who can talk to ghosts. A lonely ghost mourning the losses of the past and hoping for justice. A love strong enough to transcend death. Monty Clark is the new park ranger for the Cape May Light. He hoped to find someone to love who can accept his ability as a psychic medium. Jon Richards was a movie stuntman murdered on the beach in the 1950s. When the new lighthouse keeper strikes up a conversation and invites him in to watch TV, Jon discovers that a beating heart isn’t required to fall in love.
Seth and Evan met “on the job” when Evan was the intended sacrifice of a dark coven, and Seth came to the rescue. Now, they’ve teamed up to stop a century of ritual murders and get justice for Seth’s brother Jesse and the other victims. Seth and Evan have a plan to stop the next witch disciple, plus new allies and magic. But this time, the warlock knows they’re coming, and he has plans of his own. When Seth disappears and is trapped in a spell that gives him his heart’s desire, can he free himself in time to help Evan? And when Evan’s younger brother shows up unexpectedly, can Evan trust Parker to have his back? It all comes down to trusting the devil you know!
The weather in Casper Creek has yet to turn and Hannah Hickok is determined to take advantage of her downtime to engage in a bit of romance with her fiancé Cooper Wyatt. Unfortunately for her, the world has other plans. An eerie howl draws Hannah and Cooper to Main Street during a snowstorm, and what they find confuses them. There’s some sort of monster stalking the downtown area, and a woman has appeared out of nowhere in the creature’s wake only to collapse in front of them. Before Hannah can call for help, the woman disappears, leaving a mystery and a monster hunt on the menu. Casper Creek’s history is long and storied. This time, however, the trouble can be traced back to Hannah’s own family. It seems the woman who disappeared has ties to her grandmother…and Abigail doesn’t want to share the details with anybody, including her own family. Frustrated, Hannah keeps digging, but what she finds is a mystery for the ages. It seems the stories she always heard, the ones about her late grandfather being a saint, might’ve been more fiction than reality. The truth of his past is about to collide with Hannah’s future. And nobody will ever be the same again. AmazonKU
Thanks to the spell Edward performed on me, my missing memories are slowly being returned. Accompanying them is the knowledge that I can’t trust anybody. Not even the men who have wormed their way into my heart. Alone, scared, and confused, I must rely on some of the contestants I previously dismissed to help me investigate the string of murders. We’re closer than ever to solving this mystery. The question is—will I live long enough to give out my final wand, or will my story end in death? Let the reveals begin. AmazonKU
Thorns don’t always pierce the heart. But sometimes they do. Thorna is a fae queen and has fallen for a mortal who relishes dark tales. Before she reveals her true nature to him, she hopes to win his heart by writing him stories of her own. But when the time comes for the mortal to discover what she truly is, will he accept her love or push her away? [snip] These Vicious Thorns is filled with addicting dark tales, twists and turns, and jaw-dropping moments that will leave you yearning for more. Includes stories from the Campfire Fantasy Tales Series along with five brand new ones.
Colin Sears’ life is a walking nightmare. Finally freed from the crutches of a controlling monster, Colin only wants to hide from the rest of the world. Trouble comes knocking on his door in the form of a ferocious yet unexpectedly kind biker bear. Taking one day at a time without completely falling apart is already a tall order for Colin. While Bash proves to be a wonderful distraction, Colin doubts Bash would want a damaged dragon like him for a mate. Betrayal is not a word Bash Saunders takes lightly. Double-crossed by his former clan, Bash forges a new life with the Moon Burrow Bears. He’s put down roots, loves his job but there’s still something missing. Bash had his eye on Colin from the first moment the broken omega dragon arrived in town. Colin is his destiny, Bash knows it in his bones. When a new evil threatens their future, Bash must journey to his old hometown and finally put old ghosts to rest. Amazon
Inspired by Red Riding Hood, a romantic fairy tale retelling…I’m the daughter of the human ambassador; I was never supposed to fall in love with the Wolf-Shifter Prince. Prince Malak of Winterhold was my childhood friend and my first and only love. But he is a Wolf-Shifter, and his father—the King—does not condone marriage between their kind and mine. When war breaks out between the human and Wolf-Shifter kingdoms, my family and I are forced to flee. Malak promised he would come for me when it was safe, but he never did. It has been three years since my heart was shattered, and on the eve of my arranged betrothal to another, Malak appears. He claims that I am his Fated One, and that the vows we made when we were younger mean that I am his. My betrothed is a powerful man, and when Malak abducts me from my engagement ball, a warrant is issued for his death. Forced to run, we have to make our way back to his kingdom. But there are many dangers along the way. And despite trying to keep my distance, the more time we spend together, I find myself drawn to him. Now, I find myself wondering: I know I can trust Malak with my life, but can I trust him with my heart? AmazonKU
Latona of the Vitelliae, mage of Spirit and Fire, lies still as death. Her fate rests in the hands of her allies, who must redeem her soul from the churning void where Corinna, leader of a banished Discordian cult, has trapped it. Protected by a cabal of corrupt priests and politicians, Corinna plans her most daring assault yet: a ritual striking at the ancient heart of Aven, with the power to swallow the city in a maw of chaos and strife. Her success would be Aven’s doom, and the greatest violence would fall upon the most vulnerable. Before Sempronius Tarren can join Aven’s defense—and his beloved Latona—at home, he must end the war abroad, outwitting the blood-soaked machinations of his Iberian opponents. His own magical talents remain hidden, but dire circumstances tempt him to succumb to ambition and use forbidden tactics to hasten the way to victory. To defeat Corinna, Aven’s devoted protectors will need to perform extraordinary magic, rally support from unexpected quarters, and face the shadows on their own souls.
Alpha and pack Beta, Macs loves his pack, but something about the fire changed everything. He no longer feels at home there and spends most nights in the woods in wolf form. He wants to move on, but something is standing in his way. Macs just needs to figure out what. Omega wolf shifter Gabriel hasn’t seen his parents in years. They just don’t see eye to eye on Gabriel’s dreams of being an artist. When his life falls apart, he has not choice but to return to his parents and their new pack. He can’t stay long—someone in the human world is depending on him. He just needs time to regroup. The last thing either of them expect is to meet their fated mate when they can’t even get their own lives together. Maybe it’s because they need each other. AmazonKU
No longer mortal and not quite Sidhe, Aisling finds herself caught between two worlds and racing toward Lofgren’s rise: a peak in the Fjallnorrian North said to not only hoard the mortals’ curse breaker but also the answers Aisling seeks. Across frostbitten feywilds and through enchanted fae kingdoms, Aisling’s desire to discover her true self is complicated by the ambitions of those around her. Among them, Dagfin, the Roktan Prince, and his heartfelt duty to protect Aisling. And Lir, the Sidhe King of the Greenwood, equally as obsessed with finding the curse breaker as he is hunting Aisling down. Old and new enemies alike surround the Not-So-Mortal Queen as she draws closer to the truth of who she is. Each motivated by power, by vengeance, and by a single unifying thought: Aisling must stay away from the Sidhe King of the Greenwood lest their true binding breed desolation in this realm and the next. Amazon
Here I am, on the butt end of thirty—the black sheep, the screw-up, the major disappointment—fresh out of rehab and trying to get my crap together. *sigh* Dr. Baker, my shrink, says I should quit obsessing over my dream guy because he’s not real. He was merely a hallucination during a psychotic break I suffered nearly twenty years ago. *sigh* Well, when Dream Guy comes walking into Mimi’s Cabana, a local tiki bar, maybe I’m hallucinating again. And maybe I don’t care. *sigh* I really am hopeless. This is a short, standalone shifter novella set in the P.O.L.A.R., Cybermates, and B.E.A.R.S. world of Sunkissed Key. AmazonKU
When Owen Carter and Andre Brooks, lovers and partners from Kansas City, opened their jewelry store in Laramie, Wyoming, they were excited for the new beginning and the bright future they saw for themselves in this thriving old west town. What they didn’t count on was being shut out of the community and under near-constant threat of vandalism and ruin. Someone wanted their building, their property, and was ready to do just about anything to get it. They assumed this had something to do with the coffee shops on either side of their business, both hungry for expansion. But they didn’t have any proof, and as the attacks escalated, they began to fear just how bad this situation could get. Just when it seemed all hope was gone, a man walked into their lives to change everything. A Knight in shining armor, a Dragon Knight. Locke Adair likes to keep to himself most of the time. He misses…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
Daphne, Dolly, and the rest of the Shadow Woods crew continue their quest for the truth and have to solve another murder. AmazonKU
A new beginning. A house with some unexpected “issues.” A secret decades in the making. Happily- ever-after was supposed to be forever. But when I found myself unexpectedly widowed, I felt I needed a change of scenery. With my son off living his life and finishing grad school, I knew it was time to move on. Boy, did I have no idea what I was getting myself into…This time, though, I would live my life on my terms. Age is just a number, and after turning thirty-nine for the eleventh time, I have the knowledge and experience to do things my way. Or so I thought…My first big move was buying a charming house in an adorable small town called Andale. The problem? I purchased the property based on a few photos, but in reality, the house is a dump. It will take a ton of work to make it into a home. But moving to Andale reveals a secret I was unprepared for, and it’s bigger than I ever could have imagined. Unfortunately, while adjusting to my new reality, I find a body. There’s been a murder. Because of where I found the body and my being new in town, I’m the prime suspect. So, I have no choice but to get involved and clear my name. Thankfully, middle age is still young enough to start a brand new chapter because that’s what I will do. Life is what you make of it, and I’m about to prove I’m aged to perfection. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release
Precocious Puritan and aspiring witch Arian Whitewood spends her lonely nights dreaming of magic and excitement. She gets more excitement than she bargains for when she crash lands straight out of a witch hunt into modern day New York and the arms of Tristan Lennox, a reclusive billionaire determined to prove magic doesn’t exist. Arian blows through Tristan’s climate-controlled existence like a breath of fresh air, only to discover that the spell he weaves around her heart is more compelling than any enchantment.
Fresh off a case that exposed him to the supernatural world of shapeshifters, Detective Royce Davis just wants his life to go back to normal. Unfortunately, between his commanding officer breathing down his neck, and his boyfriend dumping him, normal suddenly isn’t all that appealing. So what’s a strait-laced detective to do? Engage in an ill-advised one-night stand with a Vampire, naturally. When bodies start to drop and people go missing, can Royce find a way to trust his blood-sucking new beau? AmazonKU
Anna Seville was born the day she her doctor told her she was dying. She left that appointment devastated. And then he came. Maybe he was a vision, brought on by shock. Maybe he was an angel. If ever there were a time for an angelic visit, this was it. She’d come to the pier near the lighthouse, stunned by the news. He sat on the bench beside her. Ethereal, he seemed to glow from within. His name was Diego, and he whispered that she must live her dreams now—that it would be a sin to do less. He promised he’d see her again when her came. Then he vanished and she woke in her own bed with no memory of how she’d got there. That encounter changed everything for Anna. She sold her house, quit her job, bought a sailboat, and set out to ride the waves. It was perfect and blissful and everything she wanted. Until a storm came, demolishing her boat. She’s sure it’s the end, and equally sure she’s not ready to die. And then he’s there again, saving her, carrying her ashore, caring for her. Diego is no angel. He’s a vampire. And the last thing he wants is an interloper on his private island. He’s determined to make her leave. But Anna, is even more determined to stay.
VS Note: Not really Fantasy or PNR, although the blurb does mention fairy tale spoofs. I love anthologies though and Claire Davon has a story in this one!
First attraction… Love… Sometimes hate. These matchmaking authors have sent cupid on a mission. Imperfect dates go awry and bring together some unlikely pairs. From blind dates and insta-love to second chance and brother’s best friend, rivals and the boss to fairy tale spoofs… something to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Imperfect Date is an anthology featuring USA Today Bestselling Authors and everything you need to make you laugh. Amazon
Allie Varga, a tiger shifter, left the luxuries of her parents’ home to make it on her own. No one was going to tell her how to live her life. So when she met her fated mate, her decision to solidify the bond thrilled her. But her parents weren’t so happy, and they were powerful people in the community. Powerful enough to wipe away her entire life. Marc Romero, a tiger firefighter, grew up in a working-class family. He is proud of the life he’s built and even prouder that his mate accepts him for who he is. His future with his mate looks amazing until she goes to her parents’ home and comes out no longer knowing who he is. How can she not remember him? Fated mates are joined in their souls. Only with Gerri’s help can Marc discover the horrific acts that Allie’s parents inflict on her. And then, how can he possibly bring back to her what’s been destroyed? AmazonKU
Moses, no last name because a slave didn’t deserve one, moved through one moment to the next in full survival mode. His owner, Conrad, called him Frog and even shaved his head so he’d look like one. Moses spent his day serving at the bar, making chicken wings and burgers, and then cleaning every night when Conrad locked him in once the bar was closed. Dwelling on his past brought Moses no joy, and Conrad had already told him he had no future. All Moses could do was appreciate flashes of joy while trying to avoid the fists that often came his way. Tucker, no last name because he was an alpha wolf and didn’t need one, was getting tired of his restless animal half dragging him across state boundaries in an endless quest to find his fated mate. Striding into a bar in a place called Dusty Dew of all things, all Tucker hoped for was a cold beer and hot wings. What he got was so much more. He just didn’t realize he was going to have to rescue the prize he’d been looking for. Torn between avenging the injustices Moses had suffered and keeping his mate safe, Tucker did what he had to do. But the journey home wasn’t without problems and Tucker was determined Moses would be safe before he was claimed.
Cadence Cranston needs a date. Not just any date, but a date that won’t mind her penchant for blood on the rocks and bat wings. Oh, and fangs… She has awesome fangs. So Cadence, nighttime DJ and full figured vampire, decides to give online dating a try, but ParanormalMatesSociety.com isn’t just any old online date site. It’s strictly for the shifting community, which is copasetic with Cadence. So she puts up a profile and a picture of herself and jumps into the dating pool, feet first, to find she’s more bored than she was to begin with. Sticking to her own kind of shifter turns out to be kinda droll. Who said she can’t date a demon or a demi-god, for that matter? Or even a werewolf? Browsing what the site has to offer in the way of “other” shifters, Cadence comes across a profile of a werewolf who’s to die for. Really, he’s that cute. The cute werewolf is Collin Grayson and his profile specifically states that he only wants to date other werewolves. But he’s soooo delish…How hard can it be to pretend you’re a werewolf? AmazonKU
The Nightshade Guild: Chapter Three – The year the Guild was lost in time. The time scythe is gone and with it the mages of the Nightshade Guild. Scattered through the ages, the mages will have to use their wits and powers to survive the time period they were sent to and find their way home. With the mages gone, who will protect the world? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Fyia and Cal head north in search of dragons, but the Five Kingdoms are in disarray, many still questioning Fyia’s rule, and contesting her new laws. Amid the chaos, Essa fights to make the Small Council repair the dragon clocks, and eventually takes matters into her own hands, travelling to the Temple of the Sea Serpent. But what she finds is shocking, even to her. Sensis assumes her role as Lady Altergate, visiting her new estate with the ulterior motive of keeping an eye on the troublesome Moon Kingdom. But Lord Sollow Antice, the Warden of Moon, and her childhood nemesis, has taken up residence in her new home. He’s hiding something, slipping out after dinner each night, and Sensis is determined to uncover his secrets. But then Fyia and Cal’s actions result in unforeseen, far-reaching consequences, throwing them all into disarray. Fyia is determined to finish what she started, but now she must weigh the cost to not only her own people, but the whole known world. AmazonKU
Hayden Satchel, lion shifter, soon-to-be pride leader, wants to find his soul mate, but those don’t exist anymore; or so he thinks…The 28-year-old comes from a rich family, has everything he could want, and is next in line to run his pride. So settling down with a woman he doesn’t love seems like a small price to pay for such a good life. Besides, she’ll be a good mother. But his heart isn’t in it… until he meets a spunky, down-on-his-luck waiter and his lion starts going crazy. Hayden has found his fated mate… and he’s a man. Owen Pryde, an everyday human man, is on the run from his nightmare of an ex-boyfriend…He always chooses the wrong men and winds up hurt. But hey, at least hurting is better than being alone forever, right? Owen’s not so sure. With his very public breakup overshadowing his life, his wealthy ex-boyfriend breathing down his neck, and his life off the rails, Owen just wants to find love. But his ex isn’t about to let his ‘property’ go. When a new man takes a sudden, serious interest in him, Owen must wonder if he’s the one, decode intense new emotions, and escape his ex. Yikes. AmazonKU
Who needs a man in their life? I don’t. I’ve thrown myself into my job as a docent at the historic Danforth Ranch — leading tours in a delightfully swishy Victorian costume, regaling tourists with true tales of Carson Valley in the 1880s. Everything’s fine, with the possible exception of my heart. Which I’ve stuffed firmly in a box marked “Do not open.” Until — an ancient mirror, a special photo, and a bit of Solstice magic sweep me back in time. Instead of facing off with a tour group in the parlor of the historic mansion, I’m suddenly face-to-face with the real Josiah Danforth. A widower who thinks I’m there to apply for a job as his housekeeper. With life in the 21st Century now in my past – his future – I’m forced to play a role I never trained for. ..(more blurb on ebook seller page…) Amazon
VS Note: From JAN 24.
Healers are a rare commodity, coveted for their gifts. Nirel keeps her magic hidden to ensure her survival. But when enemy soldiers storm her village and fatally wound her brother, she must decide between keeping her secret or saving him. Nirel heals him in front of everyone. The law is clear, and the invaders rip Nirel from her family to serve the powerful king who declared war on her province. Time weaves its own battle, pitting the fates of a soldier and seer against each other in an attempt to balance a wounded timeline. Nirel navigates war-torn worlds, both physical and invisible, where the two men vying for her affection could alter both past and future. AmazonKU
Seahorse has been given a second chance at life. But there’s a catch: he can’t create any new memories with the people he loves. Every morning at sunrise, they forget he came back to life. When Orca, his mate, starts experiencing side effects from the daily memory loss, Seahorse knows he has to leave him behind. Otherwise, Orca could lose his sanity. But Orca doesn’t want to let Seahorse go. Even if that means making a deal with a dangerous warlock. All she wants is Orca’s voice. That’s a small price to pay to be with the man he loves. Or so he thinks. Omega from the Beach is an mpreg romance set in the omegaverse. It’s the second book in the Heron Manor series, and will not make sense unless you’ve read the first book. AmazonKU
Sadie Lancaster can’t catch a break. Her first heat is coming and the pressure is on to find an acceptable pack that will satisfy her wealthy socialite parents. Just as she vows to give her parents’ choice a real chance, she happens upon a letter from an aunt she has never met and embarks on a journey to the sleepy southern town of Knotty Pines to get answers. There, she stumbles into a pack that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her family, pack dynamics, and what it means to be an omega. Will she throw out her parents’ checklist for life and trust her heart? Is she brave enough to rely on a pack to catch her when she falls? The Jackson Pack has sworn off omegas. Hunter Jackson is done with bratty omegas and the trouble they cause. As prime alpha he’s sworn to protect his pack, especially from sassy, rich omegas looking for summer fun at their expense. What he doesn’t count on? Logan, Graham, and Elliot inviting Sadie into their town, their home, and their pack. But, Hunter knows the problem isn’t catching the eye of an omega, it’s keeping it. AmazonKU
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
She marries him for revenge. He marries her for her serpent mark. On the eve of her twentieth birthday, Sol is kidnapped by a barbarian. He wants her to use the magic she doesn’t have to heal someone. She wants to avenge her mother by killing his chieftain.
Desperate to get close to their leader, she marries one of their warriors. Her husband vows to never bed her. She vows to win his favor. When she’s plunged into his city, she realizes the depth of his people’s prejudices. They will never accept her if she doesn’t become like them. Even then, it may not be enough to obtain the vengeance she craves. AmazonKU
A magical bookshop holds the keys. When Mason Chynoweth inherits an old house in small-town New Zealand, he hopes to discover what happened to his great-great uncle Lewis after he returned from the war in 1945. Mason’s first encounter with the property is thankfully reassuring—his sensitive psychic powers aren’t triggered and he has a calm sense of coming home. Elijah Whitaker arrives in Kedgetown for an extended visit with his aunts. He’s quickly drawn to Mason and offers to help him try to find some answers in the dusty old house. It soon becomes clear that Mason is keeping secrets, but Elijah has a few secrets of his own. Like his closely guarded knowledge of the hidden supernatural world, and the fact that many of the townspeople are psi and supernaturals. What is the connection between the house and Postscript, the town’s enigmatic bookshop? Mason’s glimpses of the past give some clues, but not enough to make sense of the puzzle. When a hidden journal comes to light, the true story of Lewis’s journey is revealed, and his path and Mason and Elijah’s begin to intertwine. AmazonKU
What if your entire life was a charade and everyone you knew wasn’t really who you thought they were? Makana, a laid-back high school student, discovers just that. Growing up in a quiet Hawaiian town has always been easy. Though she enjoys her calm life, she dreams of adventure beyond her idyllic island home. Everything changes when Charr, the new girl in town, arrives with secrets about who Makana really is. The revelations will shake her to the core. As if questioning her entire identity isn’t bad enough, Makana finds out there are countless worlds beyond her own. Each of them is in danger from a mysterious being, known as the Queen, and her army of followers, the Wasps. With the worlds at stake, Makana must decide if she’s willing to pay the price of losing everyone she loves for a fight that she never wanted to begin with. AmazonKU
VS Note: Cliffhanger.
Rook – Being a part of a triad union and the next head of the Adair family was not what I wanted. The stage, bright lights, screaming fans, and my guitar were all that I needed. At least, that was what I thought until my father forced me to fly halfway across the world and met Rhys McGregor. Rhys – I’d worked my entire life focused on one goal while my heart yearned for another life. Becoming a great leader of my family, a council member of the faction, and bringing together my triad was always my honor, my right, and my desire. But was it? The lines were blurred when I was humiliated on my choosing night. I was demoted and rejected by Rook Adair. Now, I was questioning every decision I’d ever made. That was until the man himself showed up at my home on my island and once more turned my world upside down. Elewyen – Men are evil. At least, that was what I’d always been taught, and from what I’ve seen, that has proven to be true. Hiding in the forest with my coven, we avoided contact with the villagers and those that lived in the fancy castles at all cost. Then one night, an ache in my heart led me to a man with midnight hair and piercing blue eyes, and I was forced to question every lesson I was ever taught. AmazonKU
When a fancy sports car whizzes down the high street of Willow Waters in the Cotswolds, florist and witch Peony Bellefleur senses that it could bring trouble. She is right. Bad boy Dennis Ratslaff left Willow Waters many years ago, and the community breathed a sigh of relief. After a couple of decades in Australia, he’s returned with an Aussie accent, a lot of money, and a plan to stay. He’s bought a beautiful historic property with an award-winning English country garden that he plans to dig up for his swimming pool. The neighbors are angry, and the historical society is horrified, but Dennis doesn’t care. He’s rich, he’s romancing the town’s most eligible widow, and he’ll worry about the rules after he’s broken them. But when his digger unearths a major archaeological find, Dennis is forced to stop. Then it turns out there’s more than a Roman burial site in his garden…
Meanwhile, the town’s most eligible bachelor, and secret werewolf, has asked Peony out on a date and her mother and housemates all want to help her prepare for the first real date she’s had in years. AmazonKU AB
Everything is about to change. Taken from his vampires, Matthew now has a whole new set of fangs to worry about. He was back to square one—vampire dinner. But Tobia and Gwin aren’t giving him up. When Tobia’s maker shows up on the scene, they use him to get to New York quickly in order to save their muse. He could not stand to lose her, and his heart ached for Matthew. They weren’t complete without him. Kato, John & Wayne are trying to cope without their singer, but it doesn’t feel right. “Carolina Sky and Matthew are about something more than being a kick ass band. I just don’t know exactly what that is.” …And nothing comes out how they planned. AmazonKU
At her sister’s wedding, Olly meets the man who rejected her attempt to explain that she was his beta. Now she has to deal with him changing his mind. Olly got an invitation from her sister’s groom. She made sure that she was there on the day and watched every ceremony as it happened. Polly was glorious. The only thing that marred the day was that her heat was starting, and the one man who could sense it was there. If she goes through a heat with him, there might be no result, but it would mean she might go a year with her body quiet and calm. The mating is a disaster, but when it is over, she leaves her surprised mate and tries to resume her normal life. Normal was never going to darken her door again. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
All magic will die, and with it, all who carry it. Every last one of us…Thea and Julian have made their choice, but can they survive the fallout? Experience the decadent, magical world of Three Queens, the third book in the Filthy Rich Vampire series from New York Times bestselling author Geneva Lee. Returning to the world of the vampire elite as Solstice falls, they must navigate new dangers, treacherous allies, and morally grey friendships. The past might hold the key to their future, but to find out, Julian must face the monster he was once, and as forgotten magic stirs in Thea’s blood, the search for answers leads to devastating consequences. With the future of the magical world hanging in the balance, tensions rising in their family, and war looming on the horizon, will their love triumph, or will they pay the ultimate price? AmazonKU
Lancelot has been playing the Game for a long time. When you’re an immortal soul reborn again and again because you drank from the Holy Grail, there isn’t much else to do than galivant around the globe, accomplishing quests for points and competing against your fellow immortals. For Lancelot it’s life, and yet after centuries he finds himself distracted by a different thrill — the one he gets from his greatest rival, Palomides. So when Palomides approaches him with a new quest, Lancelot jumps at the opportunity, even if it takes him to the edge of nowhere, to the deep woods of Wisconsin, chasing after a myth. When the myth turns out to be deadly real, will Lancelot get swept up in the battle and zeal of questing, of playing the Game, or will he find that there’s a different way he’d much rather score?
A pack of wolves hunt a girl who takes her last breath by a river’s edge. She is found and nursed back to health by the kind-hearted Nhil people. She has no memory. No past. And is given a choice that could change her forgotten life forever. A pack of wolves adopt a man who begs for death in the grasslands. Blood revives him. Flesh strengthens him. All while the alpha watches him as if he knows who he is. He has no memory. No past. And yet…he’s drawn toward the smoke of a faraway clan. And in that smoke, he finds a girl with the same mark on her thigh, the same empty mind, and the same forgotten language on her lips. He’s convinced they know each other. She’s certain they are strangers. But the more time they spend together, the more tangled the truth becomes. Their forgetfulness was deliberate. To keep them apart. To keep them lost. To keep them from claiming their true power. Because in that power exists a terrible choice. A choice that could destroy the world…or each other.
Everything I thought I knew is a lie…The City of Night has always been a dangerous place, but never more so than now. Enemies on our doorstep. A battle brewing. The wild magic out of control, and my connection to it entirely severed. Not to mention I’m imprisoned by my former mentor who betrayed me. But none of that matters as much as finding Asher, and repairing the damage I did. AmazonKU
Months have passed since the earthquakes unleashed hell on Earth, and it’s a miracle has Apryl survived each one. Without her glasses, she can’t see a thing. She’s a walking liability. Thankfully, she’s the only one who knows it…for now. When she’s kicked out of her home for being “lazy,” she receives an offer from a man willing to take her in even though she had no experience with gathering supplies. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up and accepts without even asking his name. Or looking up at him. She never thought one of the fey would take her in. But now that she has food and a warm place to sleep, she’ll do whatever needs doing to keep her new home. Even if it means falling for a fey.
When you make a deal with a devil, you must prepare to face the consequences…Mori – I’ve loved and lost once before, and it nearly destroyed me. One might think I’d be scared to try again, but since discovering the existence of fated mates, I’ve waited on tenterhooks for mine to appear. Fate, apparently, is content to keep me in suspense. When a nervous human brokers a deal to find his brother, I can’t refuse. My tracking days are over, but there’s something about River that makes me want to get back in the game. Besides, it’ll be a good distraction from waiting for my dream guy. It quickly becomes clear that River isn’t all he seems. And even worse…I can’t deny the attraction between us. But can I go there when I can’t promise River forever? River – I’ve always been a liar…but this might be the most dangerous lie I’ve ever told. Making a deal with a son of Lucifer to track my brother is a bad idea. Especially since he currently holds the number one spot on Mori’s hit list. I’m asking for trouble. But I’m out of options. Blaise’s death creeps closer every day, and despite his past misdeeds, I have to save him. Even if it means pretending to be a human, when I’m anything but. The more time Mori and I spend together, the harder it is to hide my true identity. How can I when he’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a partner? There’s no point dreaming of a future with Mori. Even if he forgives my deception, he has a fated mate out there somewhere. And it isn’t me. AmazonKU
VS note: From JAN 29.
Penny finds herself dateless when she’s invited to her cousin’s wedding. To make matters worse, the groom is her cheating ex! Desperate to save face, Penny resorts to contacting an escort service for her plus one. Little does she know, SFH is not what she expected. It’s a private matchmaking service for lonely immortals. Nicholas has spent centuries searching for his true mate and finally finds her in his lovely date for the night. He instantly falls for the shy beauty right away. Determined to make her his, he will do anything in his power to convince him that they belong together, including seducing her into willing submission. But how will she react when she learns the truth about her ‘date’? And that he’s a vampire? AmazonKU
Your worst enemy is your best protector. In a supernatural town that has always protected you, you don’t expect to stumble upon danger. Yet, there are threats around every corner. Lurking. Waiting. In a town where everyone is different, where everyone is a shifter, being a human feels like being an ugly duckling in a goose pond. When those I trusted the most turn their back on me, when those you trust betray you, who becomes your protector? The vampire king? The… enemy himself? He offers me a deal, and I know it is my only way out. I have to accept. He wants to find the secret well. I need someone to keep me safe. But that means I have to be close to him. Closeness means affection.
Affection turns to forbidden love, and eventually, enemies become lovers. Even then… are they to be trusted? AmazonKU
Sir Tanash, the greatest knight Tasora has ever known, has one quest — to rescue his king’s only son. Fifteen years ago, Princy Liseny was kidnapped, and in the time since, Tasora has crumbled. By bringing the prince home, Tanash hopes to return the kingdom to its former glory. As captive in a rival land, Liseny has spent most of his life locked away from the world, brought out as the ultimate prize while his real home is slowly destroyed. Escape is a godsend. So is Tanash, but neither is as simple as Liseny hopes. He has to learn to adjust in more ways than one. Though Tanash refuses to act on their mutual attraction, he does agree to help Liseny seek out an alliance to take back to Tasora. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for the young prince along the way. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Lauren – I’m the leader of a rogue band of vixens, who left our origin skulk to live our dream—owning a catering company. The problem is our dream costs money, and we don’t have any. The solution is doing what foxes do best… steal. Now I’m way in over my head. The only thing standing between us and real danger is Jace Evans. Jace – I am the leader of the Calos Syndicate and the Florida Panther clan. I deal in gambling, arms dealing, smuggling, and a lot of legitimate businesses that aren’t nearly as much fun as the illegal ones. In the next few weeks, I’m opening a luxury casino featuring a roulette wheel that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade. Bonding dreams with my fated mate has been an unexpected delight and has revealed the truth of who she is. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! She is neither panther nor human; she’s a sexy fox-shifter with a nasty temper and a rebellious streak a mile wide. Turning her is forbidden and she’s determined to fight me. But what do I care? I love a challenge, and if it’s illegal, so much the better. In the end I’ll win everything. She’ll come to me, and when she does, I’ll make all her deepest, darkest dreams come true. AmazonKU
He bullied me relentlessly. Now I’m supposed to be his fake fiancée. He’s a billionaire dragon and my brother’s best friend. I had a huge crush on him. He humiliated me for it, put me to shame for everyone to see. I still hate him. But I have the perfect plan: I’ll play his fake fiancée. And get my revenge… His parents are pushing him to find a mate. I need a mate too…to get my stalkers off my back. So I propose a deal: become fake mates. I didn’t mean for him to open my old wounds, to expose my innermost desires. To lay bare what I’ve hidden in the debts of my shame for years. It was a simple plan, but he’s making it complicated. He wants us to be seen in public together. To protect me and meet his parents. He wants to kiss and put his possessive hands all over me. To make a mate mark on my neck. And now I have fevered dreams of his fingers on my belly and his mouth in my hair. Do I dare let the billionaire dragon bite me? AmazonKU
He never knew that I had his baby. Now we meet again. It’s been years since I last saw him, but now I’m forced to go back to his small town. He’s still a player, still breaks hearts like he broke mine. I hate him for it. But I have to get closer to him, because he’s the only one who can help me. The demons have kidnapped my child, and I would do anything to save him. That includes enlisting the help of my baby’s daddy. The one wolf I could never forget about. The one wolf that haunts my dreams every single night. In my dreams, he caresses my voluptuous body like he did that one night that we were together. In my dreams, my name is on his lips like a blossom starting to bloom. But the boundaries between dreams and reality are starting to blur. We’re all alone in this wolf town, and a new surprise announces itself in my belly…How much longer can I resist my baby daddy’s pull? AmazonKU
The Sea Vixen carries a team that helps to protect the world from attacks from dark forces. Answering a distress call, a small team is sent to investigate; the team includes the Vixen‘s captain, Phil, their arcane expert Armand, Frank, and Nathan. Frank and Nathan are an established couple, but Nathan draws the attention of a newly freed demon. When the demon takes Nathan, the team races against time to save him, body and soul. Frank will fight a demon from hell to protect the man he loves.
VS Note: From JAN 12.
I’m the runaway bride, slogging through his forest in my wedding gown, fighting for my life when Mark, an alpha from a rival pack, saves my….tush. With his golden eyes, powerful physic, and commanding presence—on two feet and four. He’s everything any woman would want. But not me. Our packs have hated each other for so long that it’s no longer questioned. But I have no choice but to ask Mark to hide me in enemy territory until I uncover why my father is forcing this marriage on me. And why suddenly, the Wanders, the outcast of our kind, want me dead. Hiding with his pack, I never thought I’d find my fated mate, and now we have something bigger to fight for: our child. But a gem is hidden in my being, and they’re willing to kill me to get it out. Once again, I’ll need Mark to protect me from the wolves plotting my death. I need him to save our forever. AmazonKU
VS note: From JAN 10.
I never thought I’d find love. Don’t get me wrong, my parents are wonderful. But there was a part of me that wished to have the same love as them. To find someone who’d love me as much as my father did my mother. My parents are shifters. I am not. Wanting to know more about my heritage, I sought a shifter to speak to. Someone who might be able to explain the mystery of the world. He came in the form of a man called Arven. A powerful panther shifter, with an old clan. Someone who knew secrets. Someone who I might grow to love, should the cards fall right on Valentine’s Day…Trouble is, he might be hiding something from me. Something dark and secret. And the only way to know, is to risk everything with him. AmazonKU
VS Note: From JAN 24.
I thought this would be the best holiday ever. A trip with my friends, to a flashy resort run by lion shifters. Powerful clans in charge of running the place, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. It’s a holiday tradition to do something like this with my friends on Valentine’s Day. However, the last thing I expected was the man I’d meet there. Morgan, with his piercing blue eyes, and a smile to die for. A lion, rescuing me from the snow. A shifter that I’m trapped with in the middle of a blizzard. Anything could happen here. AmazonKU
Two dragon Alphas upended my life. I didn’t ask to be put in the middle of a war. Yet here I am, a mutant with the ability to take on partial dragon traits. My future offspring could end or save the world. Which leads to me being kidnapped by the Plex who want to extinct the human race. Just as I begin to wonder if this is the end for me, two Dragon Alpha males free me. Mace and Brandon want to be my protectors and mates. It’s too much to wrap my head around. Mace is take-charge, no-nonsense, and terrifying in battle. Brandon is a more diplomatic Alpha with a wicked sense of humor. They terrify and arose me in equal measures. My head tells me to be cautious. But my body yearns for their touch. This menage is inescapable. Will it break me or rescue me? AmazonKU
My past has been lost to me—until now…And the three men I love teeter on the edge of an abyss…The only way through is to call upon the beast inside me—and let it loose. AmazonKU
Ethan is a photographer who loves the interplay of light and shadow in his work and what it reveals. While working on his latest project, he finds himself at an abandoned church after nightfall. Lured by the prospect of capturing something unique with his camera, he ventures inside. What Ethan discovers in that forgotten place is not what he expected. Instead of sights unseen for decades, Ethan finds a man — bleeding, hurt, and in need of help. What Ethan doesn’t know is that he isn’t freeing an ordinary man, but an ancient vampire. Through a haze of blood and violence, Ethan will have to come to terms with a situation nothing could have ever prepared him for. Auris drinks blood and deals death with ease, but Ethan soon discovers that the vampire is not just a monster. Auris is more, so much more. As if it were illuminated with a camera flash, Ethan can almost see himself and Auris have a shared future. Yet, those who tried destroying Auris once will stop at nothing to do so again.
All this Scottish Grump wants to be is ALONE But I need his help…When a swarm of mail-order brides and his ex-fiancée invade Alban Scotswolf’s small shifter town, no one can blame the giant war vet for deciding to retire to his centuries-old cabin in the mountains. This is a tranquil place meant for him, and him alone. Per tradition, no she-wolves are allowed there, and that’s the way he likes it. All he wants to be is ALONE. So, how aggravated is he when he finds us squatting in his cabin? Me, a single mother, hurt and broken after escaping from my abusive ex. Plus, the vulnerable daughter I’ve sworn to protect. All Alban wants to be is ALONE. But I need his help to heal from my wounds—the ones on both the inside and the outside. Will he give it to me?
VS Note: From JAN 27.
Who chooses to fall in love with a beast? That’s the question that Thatcher has been asking himself for years. It’s why he doesn’t date, has never tried to find his fated mate, and rarely leaves his home. He knows what he is and he can’t bear to see the looks he gets whenever he goes out. He’s content with his life of solitude. Until she shows up. Clara Young. She’s the beauty to his beast, his fated mate, but Thatcher knows that this isn’t a fairytale. She’s stuck here because of the winter storm but, eventually, she’ll leave him, just like everyone else. Unless he can change her mind and claim her before the storm passes. AmazonKU
After a witch kills her pack, Whitney just wants to search for her one remaining family member, her father, who was once banished from pack life. What she finds is so much more and sets off a war that could find werewolves decimated. AmazonKU
Raisa Montefiore has based her life on science, but at the moment, only three facts are relevant: A) werewolves don’t exist, B) she may have created the one standing in front of her, C) revisit fact A. She’s a magic scientist with a mission to heal, but when her passion project is twisted to create the world’s first wolf shifter and her entire world comes crashing down, she’s thrown from the lab and onto a path filled with changing—and dangerous—unknowns. With her life’s research on the line, she’s forced to work with the wolf, an infuriating man who was bossy enough before he went furry. Worse still is their cover story: fake dating. Their deadly pursuers are looking pretty good in comparison. She’s trusting the Big Bad Wolf to protect her from the perils of the forest, while hoping he’s not the biggest danger of them all. Or that she won’t give in to the urge to throw his corpse in a vat of strong acid, leaving no trace of his remains. Either way, Raisa is redeeming her life’s work and no man—or wolf—is going to stop her.
I hate being a shifter. I was bitten by a rogue in the Louisiana bayou, and I’m desperate to find a way to break the curse of the cat that shivers under my skin . . . and to steal a talisman that’s rumored to do exactly that. Problem is, it’s secreted away in the penthouse apartment of Alpha Anthony Holder, and he doesn’t take it well when he catches me breaking in. Surprisingly, instead of punishing me, Anthony offers training and protection, as well as a place in his pride. I want to say no, but I’m drawn to the big, sexy Alpha in inexplicable ways. He makes me feel safe, and his pride gives me a sense of family I’ve never had before. Danger lurks in the bayou, however. The rogue shifter that bit me is still on the loose, leaving bodies in its wake and putting the whole pride at risk. It’s up to the Alpha to find and eliminate the threat before it’s too late. Then I and Anthony can try to figure out why it seems like our connection is so much more than mere attraction. It’s almost like we’re fated mates. But fated mates don’t exist anymore. Right? AmazonKU
Take a moment and step into the chaotic life of Cressida. After accidentally texting a monster, Cressida seems to be dealing with a myriad of various problems. Her father’s death has dangerous debt collectors breaking down her door, and she finds that the only safe place for her just might be with her new monster pen pal, Bastien, and his incredibly sexy friends. Bastien, the shadow demon. Set, the beast man Anubis. Hinata, the Oni demon. As it turns out though, being the bride of demons may just turn out to be the most dangerous thing yet. AmazonKU
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