New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for FEB 22

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.

A quick word about covers. I don’t support the use of AI for cover creation as it currently stands. Copyright issues and other problems too lengthy to go into here. However, I’m not a cover artist or an expert on the use of computer drawing/art/AI programs so I have no way to tell if the covers on the new releases are AI or not. Therefore I’ll continue to show the covers each week unless something changes with the situation.



Just when I think I’m getting my life under control, my alien husband kidnaps me— and manages to get amnesia. I’ve mostly come to grips with my new reality. Earth is a memory, I’m making a name for myself, and I can usually ignore the reason I’m here… my horrible alien warlord husband. But the Beast doesn’t want to be ignored. Nope. He wants me, and unlike other Suevans, he doesn’t like to take no for an answer… so he kidnaps me, determined to win me over. Good luck with that, buddy. When he gets amnesia, though, forgetting his name, his history, and me, I’m stuck in the dangerous alien jungle with him. But he continues to show me a different side of himself, and I’m starting to believe there’s more to the Beast than I imagined. Forced to confront my own fractured past and rely on each other to survive, we’ll have to find our way home… or make a new one together.     AmazonKU


VS Note: Always so happy to have a new book from her! “Sizzling cyborgs” indeed…

Raw, a K model cyborg, is one of the lucky warriors who has located his genetic match. He hears his human female’s voice over the communication lines and immediately processes she is his. Winning her affections will be a greater challenge. Battle has always been Raw’s focus. The rough-and-tough warrior has no idea how to engage anyone’s tender emotions. Fortunately, he isn’t alone in the universe. His unmatched male friends help him craft a plan. All Raw has to do is relay a few unsettlingly sweet words to his female and give her the thoroughly unfunctional wall decoration he has obtained. He projects she will then jump into his big, strong arms and beg him to claim her. Taytu isn’t jumping anywhere. She has one mission—kill every cyborg in existence. The huge, handsome male traveling to meet with her is her first target. His rough hands, firm lips, and sparkling, energy-infused eyes won’t save him from her vengeance. She has trained vigorously for this moment, and she won’t fail at her assigned task. The cyborg will die.

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VS note: Also terrific to have a new cyborg from this author! It’s a good week if you like cyborg romance…

All Sandy Jodane ever wanted was to belong, to be loved. Instead, she’s become a pawn to be used and discarded by her empire-building politician mother. After turning to stardust to deaden the pain of rejection, she finds the strength to beat her addiction and live life on her own terms. But, just as she makes a clean break, she finds herself on a desolate alien planet, taken into custody by a powerful cyborg determined to break her and get the information he needs. A failed marriage proved to cyborg Quint Stroud that duty and love don’t mix, so he’s dedicated himself to C-Force, fighting for justice in the galaxy. He’s now facing the toughest assignment of his career: protecting the life of a unique intelligent alien species on planet Sajave from a corrupt Earth president who would destroy it. Saving the alien will require help from an insider—the president’s complicit, reprobate daughter. He vows to do whatever it takes to coerce her cooperation. But nothing is as it seems. Quint discovers the gutsy, vulnerable woman needs his protection as much as the alien does, and Sandy suspects Quint’s fierce, almost robotic appearance and manner hide a wounded heart. When they team up in a last-ditch effort to save the alien, they’ll unleash a maelstrom of vengeance that could destroy their future or even their lives.

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Deneve’s nanite powers sent her running from her home, trapped her in Austin, and tangled her up with Jolie. Now the nanites want more: a connection between Deneve and a new person who’s put a target on the city by using nanite powers on bystanders. Jolie never wanted anything but a small, quiet life. Maybe with someone like Deneve? Those dreams died when the alien ships changed her forever. Now her nanites are changing again, and no one has any answers about what it means for her future. As tensions in the city escalate, Deneve and Jolie end up on a rescue mission that may reveal the truth behind the kidnappings that brought them together. What they find out in the process could give people with nanite powers a way out of the danger they live with every day. And some people want that badly enough to cross lines that shouldn’t be crossed. The third novella in a five-book near-future science fiction F/F romance series, which is slow burn to high heat with a guaranteed HEA at series end.   AmazonKU


The fact that I had crash-landed on a desert planet was the least of my concerns…When we were attacked, our dream cruise went down in flames. Rescued by a Naga prince, he swears to protect me for a price—I have to agree to become his mate. If I do, I will not only save myself, but also those who have crashed here with me.
If I don’t, his clan will leave our fate to the stars. I resist at first, but the more I get to know this crimson male, I find myself increasingly captivated by his charm. As my heart becomes entwined with his over time, I begin to wonder…will our people ever allow us to be together?     AmazonKU


VS Note: From the blurb for book one, explaining the scifi element: “Sanctum is a planet practically cut off from the rest of the galaxy, where ruthless people who can control the elements rule. The Emperor has turned his back on the people, more interested in lining his pockets than waging war against the Brumal mafia.”

Hunter Thorn’s secret is out. After years of running from his past and himself, Hunter has finally been caught. Forced to acknowledge the hidden wants and desires he’s always carried, his only choice now is to make a deal with the devil. But putting his trust in the leader of a mafia family comes with its own risks, and Hunter can’t be sure if giving in will help him claw his way back to some semblance of freedom, or shove him deeper into hell. Odin Snow isn’t letting Hunter go. From the moment he first saw the man again, broken and bleeding, that’d already been decided. Though he hasn’t given up on his plans for revenge, he’s shifted his animosity to who it really belongs to, Isa Frost. With Hunter’s help, Odin knows he can finally beat Isa and avenge both of their families, but he must first convince his Huntsman to take his side. He’d not above using any means to do so, even if he has to resort to manipulations and more nefarious tactics. Hunter has spent the past ten years trying to escape the Brumal mafia, but now in order to get what he wants, he may have to willingly dive headfirst into the inferno that is Odin Snow.   AmazonKU


VS Note: A re-release.

A woman is in love…with a man harboring a complicated past. Both are running for their lives from a powerful enemy. Kat has loved darkly handsome Michael since she first met the wary protector. Although he desperately desires her, he curbs his passion, believing he’s unworthy of her attention. Will he trust her with his battered heart? Kat utterly enchants Michael with her golden beauty, luscious curves, and compassionate nature, but he’s a killer-turned-bodyguard. His past would scandalize her gentle soul. What will happen when time runs out? When a vicious enemy stalks the royal children in their care, Kat and Michael agree to deliver them to safety, even though they must alter their very DNA to survive. They barely escape a deadly explosion. During the perilous rescue Ambassador Prime Mezere and his companions Dominik and Commander Courau are fiercely drawn to Kat and Michael, sensing they have finally found their destined mates. As Kat and Michael adjust to their new beast-natures, the males must entice Michael to join them, and seduce Kat to claim them all. Will they succumb to their beast-natures and accept the Call to Mate?     AmazonKU     Author’s universal Link


VS Note: Not a romance per se but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.

From the mean-streets of The District to the darkest depths of cyberspace, Inspector Fawn Granger is on a mission. She has one goal: to end The Fish’s reign of terror. But when she finally gets her chance to capture the elusive violator, disaster strikes and Fawn finds herself in an impossible case. With retired Dr. Bennet as the latest victim, Fawn and her long-time partner Briscoe Baker must uncover the hidden link between all the victims. Together they must discover the uniting clue that proves each person was chosen by The Fish – or risk more people dying at his hands. Dive into this action-packed cyberpunk mystery as Fawn and Briscoe race against the clock to stop The Fish before it’s too late.     Amazon


Hunky green aliens aren’t what I signed up for…entirely. After my fiancé left, I impulsively joined my sister on a spaceship for an Earth-sponsored trip to Xavia, a friendly, tropical planet with handsome, alien men. Getting paid to vacation—was too good to be true. I woke up from stasis to find we’ve been dropped off to serve as wombs for the dying Xavian race. The Xavians are just as surprised as we are and treat us with respect, despite their population crisis. Another alien race has decimated their kind, and almost all their women. Until Earth returns for their payment, I’m hosted by the Xavian Prince, Drex. As promised, he’s devastatingly hunky, but I’m not jumping into a relationship as quickly as I jumped onto that ship. I’ve learned my lesson, no matter how the sparks start to fly.   AmazonKU


Innifer – Earth sucks. Not the planet. The people. Practically all physical contact is simulated, my boyfriend just broke up with me, and I’m making a living dancing behind glass in hopes that men with throw credits at me. I want to leave…So I do and I drag my friend with me… into space… to the Nexus. The city in the sky. Sure, I’m starting at the bottom and I had to lie about finishing my college education to get here, but it was worth it. …And then he showed up. A tall alien man in a black suit and a helmet I can’t even see his face through, but he sets my body on fire. Vahko – Humans. They’re a strange breed. We’re all fibers from the same cloth, but you’d scarcely realize it. In truth, they never intrigued me much. They don’t seem ready to enter into galactic affairs. Then she walked onto the station. Or rather into me. As soon as we touched, things changed. I want to deny that I surged with a human, but every time our paths cross, that gets harder to do. So? My plan is to avoid her. Then a distress call from her transport reaches mine. Perhaps I am not as in control as I once prided myself for being.   AmazonKU


My life was perfect. Or so I thought. I’m Mason Byrne and I’m a rock star. I travel the world, have millions in my bank account, and take a new lover every night. What could be better than that? Then one night, I’m playing the Tokyo Dome and a light appears onstage. Not a spotlight but a ragged oval of glowing, sparking energy that appeared in midair and swallowed me whole. The next thing I knew, I was on another planet, a world called Serai where humans are in the minority and shapeshifting Dragons rule. Luckily, I found a group of great guys who took me under their wing. Or under their antlers, rather. They’re taking me to the crown city of Avlar to speak to the Dragon King. The Dragon God just arrived on Serai, shortly before I did, and if anyone can get me home, it’s a god. I just need to convince the Dragon King to take me to his god and then convince the god to take me home. But the longer I’m on Serai, the more I begin to wonder where home is.     AmazonKU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. A reimagining of Antigone by the author of The Divergent Series.

Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end. Antigone’s parents—Oedipus and Jocasta—are dead. Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but with her militant uncle Kreon rising to claim her father’s vacant throne, all Antigone feels is rage.
When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest. But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he.

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MIND SHIFT (THREE WORLDS BOOK 5) by Carol A Strickland

Mind Control: The preferred weapon of the powerful Yanist-Glory Empire. There’s never been a tactic to counter it… until now. Psychic Lina Starhart, new bride of famous interstellar paraheroes Valiant and Neutrino, has devised the solution. Now she must find a way to teach the secret to the Affiliated Systems before the Empire can stop her. Can Lina, her husbands, and the celebrated AffSys Megaforce Legion they belong to survive grisly attacks long enough to spread the desperately needed information?

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I’ve never met him before… so why do I feel as if I’ve known him all my life? Scoring a job at the exclusive and secretive Hotel Castle Verna is exactly what I need to pay off my debt and avoid a punishment I might not survive. The guests are a little eccentric, but they are great tippers. All I have to do is ignore the strange sights, smells, and sounds coming from the guest rooms, and I can remain gainfully employed. Simple, right? Except there’s one guest at the hotel who’s always watching me with his mismatched black and white eyes. Half his face is covered with a black mask, and his stare sets my skin on fire. I don’t know him… and yet I feel known with every stolen glance. Strange happenings are going on at the hotel, and each day, I fall deeper into a world I never knew existed. And the guest who’s watching me? He isn’t who I thought he was… but then again, neither am I.     AmazonKU

PROJECT NOUGHT by Chelsey Furedi

VS Note: A re-release, was formerly a Tapas webcomic.

Ren Mittal’s last memory in the year 1996 is getting on a bus to visit his mystery pen pal Georgia. When he wakes up in 2122, he thinks he might be hallucinating…he’s not! Tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn what history was really like…from real-life subjects who’ve been transported into the future…and Ren is one of them. In 2122, Ren’s life in the 1990s is practically ancient history—and Ren’s not sure how to feel about that. On top of it all, he learns that his memory will be wiped of all things 2122 before he’s sent back to the ’90s. Adding to Ren’s complicated feels, he’s forming a crush on his student guide, Mars. And when he crosses paths with the absolute last person he expected to see in the future, he has a bigger problem on his hands: What if Chronotech isn’t the benevolent organization they claim to be, and he and his fellow subjects are in great danger?     Amazon     Apple Books


VS Note: An expanded re-release.

A second chance at love. But one that I thwart because everyone should have a choice. In the city of Eden, a parcel of land not under Earth’s government, I meet a man. Elex is a captain of the King’s Guard, the clan of Adroki from the planet Pimeon. They are here to protect women while we recover from a patriarchal government recently overthrown. Unfortunately, I have a child who will always need my care. And the Adroki? Their goal is to find mates to procreate with. While I might have liked that once, my choice was taken away long ago, and I have to set him free.  – From the first day I laid eyes on her, I knew she was mine. I never expected it could happen to me, especially not without the Match Program, and I never thought she would be the mother of my friend’s mate. After all those hurdles, one more finally breaks us. After six months of utter bliss, Christina has decided she has no time to begin a family again, despite only being in her thirties. It’s up to me—along with her son, Kenny—to show her otherwise.   AmazonKU


Now that Safena’s healed and no longer living a life of pain, she refuses to watch life happen around her. Woken isn’t sure his newfound serenity will survive her adventures! 
Born with a rare genetic condition, Safena didn’t have a single memory not marked by debilitating pain. Thankfully, her mother was strong enough to run away from an abusive Kaklan community, finding a remote planet to hide herself and her daughters. Instead of being executed because she was an expendable, useless, sick, female child, Safena got to grow up surrounded by her affectionate and caring sisters. But then she grew into a sick, useless adult. A burden to her family. But that life is over. The Hissa have taken all her sisters to their homeworld where they’ll be safe to pick Hissa partners and have children. Desperate for mates for their males, the Hissa are willing to pour resources into healing and caring for Safena, even though she’ll never be able to bear them children. Safena takes her newfound health as a sign to go out and have all the experiences she’d been denied her entire life. No one’s going to stop her from exploring the universe, not even a bossy Hissa who thinks he wants her as a mate. She’s confident Woken will give up on courting her eventually. He has to because she can’t have the children every Hissa male dreams about. But if he insists on sticking by her side, then he’d better be prepared for an adventure because she’s done living a safe, quiet life. She’s a woman reborn; there are no limits!     AmazonKU


Haisley – A tribe of crazy cavemen wants to eat me. They’ve even put me in a pot and hung it over a fire. It’s a little much after I’ve been buried alive for the second time in two weeks and barely survived a terrible earthquake that tore the ground open. But that’s common on prehistoric planet Xren, where alien dinosaurs roam around and the mosquitoes are the size of seagulls. And if the jungle doesn’t kill you, the huge cavemen will. The only one who can help me is another caveman called Torant’ar. But he’s all tied up. And I don’t even know how much help he’d be. He got me into this situation in the first place, refusing to protect me in the jungle while pitching a ridiculous tent in his loincloth. I’m getting sweaty. The water in this pot is heating up fast. I have to get out of this on my own. I’m the first woman these guys have ever seen, and they’re clearly more aroused than hungry. So I think I know something that will work…Torant’ar – This demented, primitive tribe is about to eat my female. My female! Don’t they know I will murder them all if they touch a hair on her head? If only she would have let me follow my plan, this would not have happened. Now I’m tied up and can barely move. But if I get even the slightest chance, I’ll get her out of that pot, take her away from here and make her mine. Mine in every way.     AmazonKU


It’d been three years since my world ended in more ways than one. Not only had I found my best friend in bed with my boyfriend, but I ran out of the house, straight into the freaking zombie apocalypse. To escape becoming a walking corpse, I teamed up with the two who had betrayed me the most, and we fought our way to my parents’ off-grid ranch. I did whatever I could to avoid my exes from hell, which was much easier said than done. All that mattered was staying safe in our bubble, but it was both a sanctuary and a prison. That is, until two confident, protective strangers swooped in to save our lives. They warned us of an approaching swarm of the undead, then swept us away to a shelter called the Oasis. We were safer than ever before, and I managed to get space away from the betrayers. It didn’t hurt that I was cozied up in a treehouse with three sexy men while an undead horde decimated everything in its path as it passed through. With my family safe and sound in another treehouse, I felt lighter than I had since the world turned upside down. Just in time for those three men to make me feel things I’d never felt before. It took two betrayals and the end of the world, but maybe my love life wasn’t as rotten as I’d thought.      AmazonKU


He will claim his revenge. And then he’ll claim her. JORDAN – Prince Taurik is not a bull you want to piss off. He doesn’t take prisoners, he slays them. Unfortunately for me, first contact has left me clapped in a collar and chains. And underneath all that scorching rage of his is another fire. One that burns for me. Too bad he’s already “promised” to another and the Queen Consort Nasrin wants me gone. Otherwise, I’d stay and not leave the first decent chance I get. TAURIK – The strange female from the stars destroyed my prized gardens—so I made her my pet. Jordan is soft, kind. She is not like the brash female Nasin demands me to marry. But as I hunt the traitors in the palace down, in the hopes of freeing myself from the queen consort’s grasp, the enemies I must weed out multiply. As does the growing danger to my pet.  I must eliminate the threats to me and the crown at all cost. But another problem rises. Jordan consumes my thoughts… my loins. And if she continues to have her way, she will consume my heart too. AmazonKU


VS Note: A gay supervillain romance.

Ray seems like the perfect boyfriend — he’s gorgeous, incredibly romantic, and has a mechanical suit that he invented to become the dastardly MantaRay. For Alec, who also spends his nights making life difficult for do-gooders everywhere, it’s a match made in supervillain heaven. Except that Ray is a bit too into the hit soap opera, All My Werewolves. When tempers flare during what’s supposed to be a quiet night out, Alec nearly ruins everything over a stupid bet with an alien gorilla. Desperate to prove his feelings to Ray, and with Christmas fast approaching, Alec decides the fastest way to Ray’s heart is by embracing the thing that threatens to divide them — a certain werewolf show with a certain star actor who Ray admires. A simple case of kidnapping promises to do the trick, only fur (and fandom) fly when Alec’s romantic gesture leads to a very hairy situation. Can Alec prove to Ray how much their relationship means to him, or will his plans be ruined by the werewolf before Christmas?      Amazon     Kobo

3013 JUSTICE by Laurie Roma

Liberated from her life as a captive, Secret has hidden herself away at the sanctuary in Zion to rest and recover. Unfortunately, time is a luxury she can’t afford. Before she can truly consider enjoying her newfound freedom, she must first fulfill the vow of vengeance she’d made and deal with the dark stain of her past. As an elite assassin for the Alliance, Commander Talon Spartan is used to living in the shadows. He always figured he was meant to spend his life alone, but surprisingly, fate has other plans for him. Secret is a bright star in his dark world, and he is willing do whatever it takes to help her find the justice she seeks. Will they be able to free her from her past, or will tragedy tear them apart before they can truly find happiness together?    Amazon      Apple Books     Kobo


Willow – Signing up for the Midas Breeding Program seemed like my only option for a fresh start. All I have to do is travel to Omega IV and become an incubator for one of the Veskhiri, a species indigenous to the primordial planet. The males are tall, clawed, and packed with muscle. One of them takes a particular disliking to me. Jarkoth. He’s a big jerk and seems set on making me feel as unwelcome as possible. So… why do I feel such a strange attraction to him? Jarkoth – When the human females arrive at our settlement, I am against mating with one of them. The other males are eager to get to know the soft-skinned humans, but I will not participate. When my tribe leader foists a human female with wild red fur onto me, I’m forced to share my dwelling with her. She is weak and fragile like the rest of her species, and I want no part in getting to know her. But… I feel strangely protective of this little female. And my instincts are roaring that she is mine.   AmazonKU


VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.

When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later. It is a time of celebration on the Worldship, and Knith and her growing circle of family and friends are enjoying the holiday at House Shade. Knith, Aurora, and Caitlyn have to make an appearance at the Capitol celebration, when everything goes awry. The gifting ceremony is interrupted by a citizen who contracted some sort of alien contagion, and the powers that be find themselves trying to contain the spread of the pathogen while the medical staff, aided by Aurora and Caitlyn, race against time to find a cure. Then the aliens came.

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Miya – I awaken to the touch of cold metal hands and talking holograms. Paralyzed and dependent on the Others. They tell me a story… at first; I refuse to believe. A story of no return and extreme loss, but one of the voices is different. He projects anger and distrust…but his hands… even though cold and hard, are always gentle. I have come to crave the sound of his growls because I know within moments, he will hold me in his arms. When my sight returns. I was not prepared to see what he really was, but when he collapsed in front of me, his body failing. Why do I suddenly feel like this is my biggest loss yet? Hugo – I have done everything in my power to prepare a safe world for her once I’m gone. I fought my attraction, knowing I was unworthy of her trust, but I crave her like no other. Unfortunately, my mind is no longer my own, and the only way to destroy the monster who has invaded my head is death. All that matters in my end… is that she survives… because I would rather die than share what I know is MINE.   AmazonKU


The dark elf will not harm my baby! I was so in love with the dark elf general. But then he went to war and died – leaving me to fend for myself. His enemies were circling and I needed to flee. To protect myself… And the baby growing inside of me. But his enemies lied. He never died. He came back. And was told that I had fled. Heartbreak tore his soul and made him cruel. He vowed to find me and make me pay. Four years later, he did. 
I see the rage in his eyes. What will he do to me? More importantly…What will he do to his daughter?       AmazonKU


VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.

Ardulum. The planet of myth. The planet of unwanted destiny. The Charted Systems are in pieces. Mercy’s Pledge is destroyed, and her captain dead. With no homes to return to, the remaining crew sets off on a journey to find the mythical planet of Ardulum—a planet where Emn might find her people, and Neek the answers she’s long sought. Finding the planet, however, brings a host of uncomfortable truths about Ardulum’s vision for the galaxy and Neek’s role in a religion that refuses to release her. Neek must balance her planet’s past and the unchecked power of the Ardulans with a budding relationship and a surprising revelation about her own genealogy. Ardulum: Second Don blends space opera elements and hard science into a story about two women persistently bound to their past and a sentient planet determined to shape their future.   AmazonKU


VS Note: I one clicked this. Yes, it’s written for middle graders but I love dystopian and the female main character is autistic (and I was very taken by the great cover). I have a close family member on the  spectrum so I was very drawn to this book. Several reviews mentioned the trigger warnings so be sure to check them out if you have concerns. Not a romance.

The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up with her loveable dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity’s disappearance.  Ever since Izzy Wilder’s mom died, she’s wanted life to feel normal. She plays video games with her little sister, helps her grandparents around the house, and takes care of her best dog, Akka. But losing her mom is far from normal, and for Izzy, who is autistic, it feels like the end of the world. When mysterious lights flash across the mountains outside Izzy’s house one night, and suddenly everyone except her and Akka seem to have disappeared in an instant, Izzy is more alone than ever. But Izzy is a fighter and she won’t lose anyone else in her family, even if it means battling terrifying gray, ugly monsters and decoding cryptic messages that seem a lot like her mom talking to her from beyond the grave. In the face of disaster, Izzy and Akka embark on an epic adventure filled with nail-biting suspense, unexpected allies, and life’s greatest mysteries as they uncover the true endurance of the human spirit and save the world.

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SHADE’S EMBRACE by Olivia Riley

She fears the monsters of Seriph. He rules over them. Axaria Shade, a deadly sidonion commander turned underworld kingpin, rules on the moon city, Seriph, with merciless control. Humans don’t enter the city without fear of death, especially if found in his territory. So it’s shocking to Madelyn when he spares her life after her ship crashes on (and burns away) a part of his property. That doesn’t mean he’ll let her go. Not without a price. With a debt to be paid, an arrangement is struck, one Maddie doesn’t refuse. She’s heard enough about Shade and the sidonions to know their taste for bloodshed, brutality, and hatred for humans. Only Shade doesn’t treat her with icy contempt like she expects. Far from it. He looks at her as if he has never seen a human in his life. And the way he touches her says enough of what he wants. He wants her. Shade doesn’t disguise his desire. Even if he doesn’t understand his craving for her, he’s willing to take anything she’ll give. All Maddie should want is to pay what is owed and be out of his cold, monstrous hands. But his dark embrace is a hard one to break. And his need might consume her. The heat between them is undeniable. But Shade is a monster at heart. Can a monster really care for her? Want her human heart? Or is he only playing a cruel game?   AmazonKU

PHILCON OR BUST (EARTH CON 3) by Stephanie Burke

Jabel came for the hot Earth girls. So what if they only have two eyes and no tails. Earth girls are easy, right? Libby did not come looking for love. In fact, she didn’t even come to get laid. Sex can be interesting when you’re a transgendered woman, and the last thing she wanted to do was risk her body or her mind. A one night stand is just what they both needed, but then there are assassins and sword fights, and kidnappings…Whoever said convention life was easy, lied!

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Jody’s won the masquerade costume competition for four years running. She should be a shoo-in for first place this year, as well, except that she’s being badly upstaged by a tentacle monster costume. Tara’s got to come to the rescue or it’ll be one miserable drive home. Besides, Jody’s a fantastic costumer, and she deserves all the attention she’s not getting. When Tara springs into action to divert the audience’s attention, the last thing she expects is a chance to experience some real live tentacle play herself! Only problem is, her Tentacle Monster’s costume doesn’t come off. He’s really a shape shifting alien on the run from some real live alien bounty hunters dressed in what look like leftover eighties costumes from the set of Flash Gordon, and now Tara’s got to help him escape, or she could end up crated off to Zenon to stand trial for aiding and abetting a fugitive. Where are the Men in Black when you need them, anyway?

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Compelled to compete in a twisted game, two deadly enemies will meet their fated revenge.They will either kill each other or, worse…Fall in love. But only one can leave the arena alive. In The Carnal Games, the rules are simple: fight, conquer, win. Above all else, entertain. Warning: The Carnal Games contain dark themes, full-throttle sci-fi action, a hostile Lolita Island-style planet, political intrigue, and a slow-burn romance with a promised HEA.      AmazonKU

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VS: For my backlist spotlight this week – Here’s the third novel in my connected alien empath series! I thought for this one it would be interesting to have an empath escape the mob on her own and try to remain free on an alien planet. Where would she go? How would she survive? And what would she do when presented with an ethical dilemma…protect herself or help someone else?


The third in my stories of alien empathic priestesses… can be read as a standalone, or in sequence with STAR CRUISE: STOWAWAY and then DANGER IN THE STARS.

The blurb: Empathic priestess Carialle has escaped the evil Amarotu Combine, but she’s hardly out of danger. Not when she risks everything to rescue a drugged man from a crooked veterans’ clinic. By lulling the clinic staff to sleep, she reveals her powers. And once again, criminals are after her and her rescuer.

Marcus Valerian, a wounded Special Forces veteran, never expected to have his life threatened by the clinic that’s supposed to help ex-soldiers like him. But when he wakes from a drugged state to find a lovely woman urging him to run–he does. In his family’s remote fishing cabin, he suffers the agony of withdrawal, soothed only by her powers.

In their idyllic hideaway, the two also discover a nova-hot attraction flaring. But can they stay alive long enough for it to become more? Not if the Combine has anything to say–they are not giving up until Marcus is dead and Carialle is their weapon

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She lost her childhood and her mother on a wild journey through a jungle deep and dark—now she is losing what’s left…Freelance illustrator Cecily Serrao has painted herself into a corner—and she likes it there. She has her pastel watercolors, her tiny Portland apartment with nice indirect lighting, and just enough work to let her drift through her perfect quiet life. Until a supersecret agent with eyes as brilliant gold as the deadly jaguars that haunt her dreams tells her she’s missing one thing: herself. Ronan Conrad joined the First Responders: Extrasensory Capabilities Unit—freaks for short—to atone for his troubled, misspent youth. When unknown forces as covert as any of his unit’s ops threaten ExCap’s mission, the lieutenant guide controller who usually handles other agents with power and precision finds himself hunting the shadows on his own. Alone until he finds her: subtle, strong, stubborn—and a cruel reminder of his worst failure, why he can never let anyone too close ever again. They only share an enemy, and even as a dangerous desire ignites between them in all the reckless hues of passion and peril, they know anything more intimate is impossible. But the freaks of ExCap specialize in the impossible as they fight to survive…FIRST TOUCH.

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Let us help you scratch that itch…Tempting the Beast will have 5 sizzling stories that will knock your socks off. It’s packed with drool-worthy shifters, kickass heroines, and will deliver hours of enticing stories to keep you going. Follow us into the crazy worlds explored within Tempting the Beast and who knows maybe you will find your next book boyfriend or two. Come delve into this decadent, pleasure-filled anthology and let them steal your heart. If you love sultry plots, then one-click today. Bet you can’t read just one.   Amazon      Apple Books     Kobo


Maverick – My return to Wolfwater comes at a price, but everything is at stake and I can’t lose. I’ve been delaying the inevitable for years all because of my family’s feud. I’ll end it somehow—even if I have to break tradition. I live my life without my mate beside me even though I know she exists. This time, it’s either all or nothing. I’ll have her soon—exactly how I imagined. Courtney – I thought I could defy the Alpha’s son without consequences. I was so very wrong. The beast inside the man wants one thing: my total submission. But the man has his mind set on something else: revenge. Last time I ran into Maverick in Wolfwater Bay, I told him to take a hike. And he did…Now that he’s back in town, I’ll do anything to avoid him and the thorough punishment he promised me so long ago.     AmazonKU


When Cosmo learns the faun king is in the human realm, he panics. See, Silenus happens to be his fiance… and he’s never told any of his friends in the human realm that he ran away on his wedding day, leaving his king at the alter. Silenus made a deal with the devil–the queen of the fae–when he learned the human realm was going to be closed, keeping him separated from his mate and betrothed. He has to track down Cosmo and convince him that they are meant for each other, even though his stubborn fiance seems determined to challenge him at every turn. Cosmo doesn’t know Silenus’s secret, though, and now the hunt is on. Silenus is facing a dark and dangerous path, and he wants nothing more than his consort at his side. He’ll follow his mate anywhere, even to the depths of the human realm, to prove to Cosmo they are meant to be together..Now he only has to convince his stubborn mate to stop running…because no matter how long the chase lasts, Silenus will eventually catch him.     AmazonKU


Dear Miss Penelope Essex, on account of your unforgivably bookish ways and abysmal attempts at conversation, Her Majesty has deemed your Season a failure. With no marriage proposals, no dowry and no prospects, you are hereby ordered to attend The Monsters Ball. Confirmed wallflower Penelope Essex has every intention of tending her brother’s library for the rest of her days. But first, she must survive the Monsters Ball. Held at a remote gothic estate, the three-day ball is rife with monstrous nobles all determined to claim a mate. They’ll do whatever it takes to seduce her into hidden corners, to tempt her into signing a marriage contract. Escaping with her spinsterhood intact seems impossible, until she spots her childhood crush: the now monstrous Duke of Roth. Lord William Warwick is normally as cool as the cold fire covering his body. When he became a frost-flame demon, he swore he’d never take a mate. Yet when he sees Penny Essex struggling to resist three monstrous nobles, he rushes to her side and pretends to be her fiancé. A fake betrothal is the perfect cover. Except the longer they’re together, the more she wants his fire to claim her. But will her duke treasure her heart and her beloved books, or will their passion send them both up in flames?     AmazonKU


Bored of her duties as the current Dionysus, Calliope is ready to retire and do something new in life. A chance meeting with a local winemaker changes her whole perspective on what it means to be the Goddess Of Wine. Selena loves life on the vineyard but isn’t enamored with the ruling deities. When she meets a charming woman who claims to be Dionysus, will she change her mind? Harvest Of Dionysus is a fantasy twist on the classic Greek mythology about Dionysus with an f/f romance. It’s a standalone in the Queens of Olympus series following various heroines in classic Greek God and Goddess retellings.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


When you’re born into the world of the Chosen Ones, escaping your destiny as a fated mate isn’t exactly easy. Thankfully, I’m one of six daughters, and with my extra curves and no-nonsense attitude, voted least likely to ever become a goblin bride. What do I care if I’ll never be whisked off to their magical homeland, miles under the earth? I have my job and my family, and two feet planted firmly above ground. But as fate would have it, instead of one goblin coming for me on Offering Night, I get two. Hot-as-hell brothers, who are so competitive, they’ll do anything to give me a mating bite. But sorting out that mess is going to have to wait. Because my youngest sister didn’t just get cold feet on Offering Night – she’s missing, and no one has seen her for days. I’ll do anything to find her, and the goblin brothers will do anything to win themselves a mate. So we agree on a mating quest. They’ll track down my sister – and I’ll accept the winner as my fated mate. It should be easy. Find my sister. Wriggle out of their mating claims. And once the crust between our worlds closes, go back to my simple, goblin-free life. Or at least that’s the plan until fate comes along and bites me in the butt.   AmazonKU


A world slipping into darkness. An outcast warrior with secrets. A woman bound to the light. Trouble between fairy factions and the Simathe having been successfully avoided, Aerisia is at peace…until Moonkind healer Rittean Wis’ Curlm senses trouble afoot. Moonkind elderly are dying at an alarming rate, with no viable explanation. Determined to uncover the truth, she enlists the help of her cousin, the Artan, little knowing the answers she seeks may bring Rittean, herself into grave personal danger. Meanwhile, The Hunter’s isolated lifestyle is fragmented by his ties to the Artan, the palace, the new fairy leader, and their need of his services. Try as he might to maintain distance between Rittean, the Moonkind, and himself, when the woman he still loves is threatened The Hunter will do anything to defend her. Including divulge truths of magic, thousands of years old, that could safeguard Aerisia or destroy it. Moonkind deaths, Moonkind magic, a hidden killer, and ancient mysteries threaten to collide in an explosive conflict that will either bring The Hunter and Rittean together in defense of their homeland, or shatter them—and Aerisia—forever. Can a warrior’s secrets and a woman’s soul save a world in peril?     Amazon


Is the sting of rejection a curse…or a blessing? What happens when fate steals their happily-ever-after? When the one person they were supposed to spend their life with rejects them? Can these shifters, vampires, demons, and fae find love again from the ashes of rejection? Or will they be tied to the mates who rejected them, forced to find a way back to them or suffer eternally?

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Never could I expect that Agony would bring so much endless pleasure. I’ve spent my livelihood fighting back against the crushing weight of the world, giving faces and character to the kinds of people everyone turns their back on through my documentaries. When I set up an interview with a local costume shop owner, I never expected to be claimed by the god of Anguish living in her basement. Apparently that’s my fate: a True Offering for a horrifying god. While she says I have a choice, the god of Anguish promises to consume me. And if the way those tentacles squeeze and tease across my skin is anything to go by, I want it. Even if this god is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. Never knew I was into being scaroused. I may drown in the depths of its sensual affection, but what a way to go. Engulfed by Anguish is the fifth novella of Sacrificed to Monster Gods, a series of 13 interconnected mostly-standalone erotic monster romances where the gods find their HEA with their True Offering. It features MM love, frank discussions of mental health, explicit sexual scenes, BDSM, tentacles, and a possessive, needy eldritch horror of a god.    AmazonKU


Her heart is broken, and her wrath is boiling over. Will she atone for her violence or fall to darkness? Tru Dennison is tired of being judged a freak. Sick of monstrous villains wreaking havoc and mayhem on her city, the half-unicorn, half-vampire shifter channels her energy into an undercover role as a black-ops assassin. But when her alluring angel mentor finds her standing over a pile of dead bodies, she’s horrified that her unrequited crush accuses her of serial murder. Unable to persuade the resolute man of her clearance to make the hits, Tru is thrown before the grand creature council to answer for her actions. But even after her sanctioned kills are verified, her fuming anger fuels her determination to become a force no one dare cross…Will Tru’s battle to deliver justice destroy her soul?     AmazonKU


Omegas are prized. I’ve always known that. Just like I grew up knowing that I would need a powerful mate to protect me. I wasn’t worried. I had Bishop—my overprotective alpha brother—to watch out for me, and then I fell in love with his best friend, Weston. A beta wolf, he was high enough in the pack that he would be a good match. And he loved me, too. I couldn’t choose anyone better. Too bad it wasn’t my choice. Three years ago, I discovered that I was fated to be the mate of the future Gravetail Alpha. Because of his rank, he couldn’t claim me as his until after he was installed as Alpha, but it didn’t matter. From the moment the Luna whispered my name to him, I was as good as promised to Rafael. With our alliance on the line, I had no choice. And that meant I had to say goodbye to West. Only… he didn’t take it too well. Even after the Luna blessed him with a fated mate of his own, he rejected Quinn Malone, even while I counted down the months until I’d finally have to leave Hickory. It’s my duty. As the Omega, I don’t have the luxury of choosing my own mate…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)   AmazonKU


The guild of artificers is so close to completion, Jackson Pryde can almost taste it. Befriending the Black Market’s guilds has paid off. Everyone agrees that Jackson should become master of the artificers, even Mother Dough, the powerful guild of bakers. But it’s not all sugar and spice. A strange sorcerer has reawakened Xander’s interest in Incandescence. The second AI has unearthed a bizarre blueprint. And not everything is as it seems in the Verdance. Tensions mount as the fae courts question the value of human friendship – and human life. Jackson and Xander may have saved the King of Summer, but now they must face the wrath of the Queen of Winter.     AmazonKU


Being a forty-something divorcee with a college-bound teenaged son is a freaking cakewalk compared to wielding my unruly magic. Oh, and did I mention my newly discovered sister wants to kill me? After a hellish week spent with older than dirt archdruids and a few new enemies, I’m ready to get home so I can hug my kid and sleep in my own bed. But nope, that’s not how my crazy magical mid-life works. My spirit magic has been triggered, and a ghost’s cryptic message gives me more bad news. Something worse than my psycho sister might be after me. Awesome. I’m so over selfish magical creatures trying steal my powers and my life. It’s Battle Royale time. I’ll need the help of all my tru-craft guardians if I stand a chance against my supernatural foes. But first I’ll have to get into the spirit of my new element before the spirit gets into me. Literally.     Amazon     Apple Books      Kobo


Wrong place, wrong time. That’s what I tell myself when I witness an angel working with demons and rush to tell our leader of the treachery. There’s only one problem. He turns on me, declares me a traitor, and claims I stole something from them. He demands my head and I have no choice but to flee my realm for another. I’m a warrior. Running was never in my plans but it’s the only way to survive in this deadly game of lies. Get safe. Find the missing object. Prove my innocence. Until the Crown Prince of Soleil, a demon and my mortal enemy, appears and declares he’s here to take me back. Somehow, I convince the demon to help me. Maybe because he wants to see me fall, and if he keeps looking at me like that, I might just consider it. Dripping in sin, and temptation incarnate, it takes everything in me to focus on proving my innocence over the urge to teach the cocky demon a lesson. But falling is starting to look like a good option. However, the angels are still after me, and I’ll have to make a choice between the world I know, and the one that suddenly starts calling to my soul. I hope I’m strong enough for this fight. I hope I can hold out just a little bit longer. The lies burn, but the truth will give us wings.   AmazonKU


Parties, laughter, and heart-melting romance. The war might be over, but the fun is just beginning. Join the Sons of the Fallen one last time in this end-of-series companion! Say goodbye to the series with newshort stories for each main couple showing them in their happily ever afters, a deleted scene, character interviews, and for the first time ever, Kallias is telling his own story in a companion-exclusive novella. *Beyond the Storm is not a standalone book and must be read after the Sons of the Fallen series for max enjoyment.*     AmazonKU


Cassidy Evans flees her past in Wyoming and takes refuge in the rugged mountains of Montana. In her quest for solitude, she stumbles upon a man lying injured and near death in the heart of a snowy forest. Torn between her own safety and the stranger’s survival, Cassidy manages to save him before disappearing into the darkness. Zach Granger, a forest ranger, remembers nothing but the face of the angel who saved him. His friends claim she was but a dream, but Zach is convinced she is real. Desperate to find her, he enlists the help of his best friend, Mike Halperin. As Zach and Mike track down the elusive woman, they learn that some evil clan has driven her from home. Despite her desire to be left alone, they can’t shake the feeling that she is their mate.
When the evil werewolf pack comes for Cassidy, the men must be prepared to fight to the death to protect her. Convincing Cassidy to trust them and accept her fate as their forever mate might be the greatest challenge of all.     AmazonKU


There might be no place like home, but sometimes it can be darn hard to get there. Gilly has been trying to get back to her realm for ages, but there are too many obstacles stand in her way. She finally makes it to a Fae Realm—just not the right Fae Realm. And now she’s tasked with not only freeing the part-time monster who is slowly working his way into her heart, but escaping a prophecy that says she’s somehow mixed up in the coming apocalypse. If that isn’t enough, there are also vampires, a spider-herding sorceress, and an evil prince all out for her blood. Can she survive it all with herself and the Web intact? Or will she usher in the Great Annihilation that buries the multiverse in eternal darkness?   Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Hank Garret doesn’t need any help finding a mate. Too bad Uncle Uzzi won’t take no for an answer. Driving the infamous matchmaking Witch to visit the Maverick Pride is one of his favorite duties, but lately, it’s the very thing disturbing the Falcon Shifter’s peace of mind. Watching those Tigers find their true mates is just too painful. When Uncle Uzzi recommends Hank’s services to a Lioness in need, duty calls. It was fine. he could remain professional. He just has to ignore the gorgeous spitfire in his backseat for the next twenty-four hours. Piece of cake–gulp. Annabeth Golden of the Blue Valley Pride is one frustrated Lioness. Her family’s reputation makes finding a mate hard, but is it really so bad? So, what if she accidentally on purpose almost castrated her high school boyfriend for being unfaithful? Was that cause to make her persona non grata with the entire Pride? Hard up for love, and trying to win the big contest at work leaves Annabeth at her wit’s end. Good thing she runs into Uncle Uzzi if the infamous Uncle Uzzi’s Magical Matchmaking Service. Annabeth has hit the jackpot–or so the she-Cat thinks. But what happens when the cranky Falcon her Lioness pines for claims she’s mistaken? Will this cat bag her bird?    Amazon     Apple Books      Kobo


Fifteen years ago, several wolf pups were kidnapped by poachers to be illegally sold abroad. They were rescued by a Prince of the Blood, and the Wolves of the Moon vowed the debt would someday be repaid. Now of age, wolf Ilkay Thrace is determined to fulfill that vow. Before he can, though, the Wolves’ home high in the peaks of Dragon Claw Mountain is ravaged by an earthquake that reveals an ancient, forgotten temple—and awakens something dark and terrible in its depths. Now, instead of repaying their debt, the Wolves must once again ask the King’s Legion for help. Despite the time that has passed since the Legion was nearly wiped out, their greatest strength, the Princes of the Blood remain few. It is one of their newest, Prince Dalibor, who is sent to evaluate and assist the Wolves. But Dalibor is born of a demon of wrath, his greatest power the ability to drive all living beings out of their minds with rage and fear. He is brash, loud, and reckless, even by the standards of the Legion, and the very last person that should be going into dark, treacherous caves containing ancient evil.

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Lucas’ sister, Tina, arrives to town and Cora is delighted. The girl is young and quite bubbly. There is something uplifting about her and Cora welcomes the change after all the murders in their little burg. However, another death, this time of an elderly woman, slams everyone back to reality. Was the women into magic? Did she have anything to do with the Trial of the Six Crystals? And what was the red and orange aura surrounding her dead face? The older woman had mentioned that she saw yellow eyes staring at her as she looked out her house window. Could it be Zeus, Lucas’ familiar, or perhaps Petrov was hounding the poor woman. The victim held closely guarded secrets…maybe they were her downfall. Cora’s on the case and she’s determined to find a killer, no matter if it’s someone close to her.      AmazonKU


VS Note: From Jan 16. Judging from the story titles and the authors, at least some of these are PNR.

We like them sweet. We like them in charge. The Sweetest Danger is a multi-author romance anthology. Each story includes a man who likes to be in charge, isn’t always nice, but is sweet at his very core.     AmazonKU


This quest for the crucible may be the trial that destroys Hunter. Mistakes have been made, and Hunter Jones is determined to right her wrongs. Her broken heart and thirst for redemption lead her on another adventure, this one to Scotland as she seeks the crucible that will save the werewolves from the vampires who are out to murder every last wolf. But this time, Hunter is no one’s fool. She understands the magical world just enough to know that everything is not as it seems and her allies can easily turn into her enemies. The tall, dark stranger the wolves send to accompany her is supposedly there to help her, but can she trust him, and will her divided focus be the death of her?    AmazonKU


Sapphic fantasy romance with a monstrous twist…RUGA KARRSDAUGHTER, dutiful orc princess with a heart of gold, has spent the years since her sister was elected queen serving the orc country of Torden. Her duties now include marrying an elf princess for a much-needed alliance against an outside threat. ELKETH CERIDWEN, rakish elf princess with a penchant for chaos, has never lifted a finger in her life. Now that an engagement is sprung upon her by the stern elvish king, she has to fulfill a fifty-day betrothal period in Torden surrounded by strangers…unless she can wreak enough havoc to get sent back home. These poor orcs don’t know what they’re in for. A gentle orc princess is betrothed to a bratty elf princess in this sapphic fantasy romance. This novel is first in The Sapphic Orcs of Torden series but can be read as a standalone.     AmazonKU

ALPHA GEEK TRIPP by Milly Taiden

Tripp is a climbing geek about to do what most only dream about: reach the top of Mount Everest… and meet his shifter mate. Amelia Fields works for Nick Milan’s protection agency, but not as a bodyguard. Her talents are more in the organization field, but when a client requests someone with mountain climbing experience, she’s the snow leopard for the job. There’s just one thing: she didn’t expect the super hot geek to be her fated mate! Tripp Webster needs a capable shifter to climb the world’s highest mountain with him because family drama has created some dangers in his life. His father left him with a fortune as well as a secret son to deal with. Too bad his mysterious brother wasn’t willing to share. Now, Tripp will need protection in the form of the hottest curvy girl he’s ever seen. Someone is hoping that Tripp has an accident while on the mountain, but they’re not expecting the special shifter serum the snow leopard is packing! Time for Tripp to show who the real alpha is.     AmazonKU


Rhiannon Foley is a lawyer who always fights for the little guy. In her free time, she helps open shelters for the needy. But this time, she’s hit a snag. She needs help finding the perfect location at the best price. Good thing Gerri Wilder is there to introduce her to just the right smokin-hot bear shifter! Mars Casey is a billionaire real estate mogul as well as a bear shifter. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps of enhancing their real estate portfolio, but Gerri believes there’s more to him than that. She wants him to start helping the community. As an extra incentive, Gerri offers to find his match for him, and dangles the enticing Rhiannon as bait. Mars thinks his biggest challenge will be convincing the beautiful human that mixing business and pleasure can be well worth it, but there’s more at stake. Women resembling Rhiannon are showing up dead, and threatening letters prove that she’s the actual target. This alpha protector won’t let anything happen to his fated mate. But what will it take to find and defeat her stalker?     AmazonKU


After the Seelie king Torin nearly froze me to death, I plunged through a portal into my true home. Turns out, my hometown is a wild Unseelie kingdom known as the Court of Sorrows. When Torin follows me and sees my new horns, he quickly realizes that his intended bride is an enemy of his realm. In fact, his name for my kind is “demon.” But even if I have the horns of an Unseelie, I’m not welcome here, either. Queen Mab and her monstrous soldiers are delighted to torment us, accusing me of being a traitor. If we want to get out of the Court of Sorrows with our lives, the only hope we have is to stay as close to each other as possible–even if it means fleeing in horseback and sharing a bed. Every moment is bittersweet, since it could be our last–and Torin is condemned to kill anyone he loves.      AmazonKU


Ajani is a shifter without a conscience. Stolen as a child, hidden from the world, trained to kill without remorse. It’s all he knows. He works without question until someone targets the only bright light from Ajani’s dark past—Marvin. Ajani had always known there was something tugging at his soul, or that special someone, but he doesn’t want to bring Marvin into his dark world. But then when had Ajani ever got what he wanted? The Fates chose Marvin for Ajani, and he’ll need all the skills he’s learned to keep his mate safe. Marvin, previously known as AX4395, is finally happy in his life with the Thalassa’s and all the gorgeous children, but he will never forget the lost boys—those youngsters he used to visit regularly, the boys who grew up in cages. The scientists’ experiments he’d endured during his own time in captivity turned him into a hairy outcast and a legend—Bigfoot. Thanks to his skills, Marvin escapes the fate befallen so many, but he still remembers every boy, and the others he’d met along the way. When fate brings him face to face once more with the one special boy, he remembers above all others, Marvin knows his life will change forever. But finding his fated mate exposes Marvin to a fearful foe—one who knows Marvin and Ajani, and all the other lost boys. Now it’s up to Marvin and Ajani to pool their skills and work together to prevent the unthinkable. Because if something were to happen to Marvin, then who would remember the lost boys and save Ajani’s soul?   Amazon     Apple Books      Kobo


VS Note: From JAN 25.

To save all our lives, I bonded with three vampires in a unique coven out of convenience. We told ourselves it was temporary… But my ex, Hudson, really wants my forgiveness and a second chance. His twin brother, Jax, the cutest boy-next-door vampire ever, still longs for his ex, Nico. And Nico? He’s still carefully guarding his secrets. I shouldn’t care about any of that. Falling for these three tempting vampires would be wrong. After all, vampires killed my mother. I can’t bear the thought of her hating me for eternity. Then I discover her ghost is trapped and tortured in the infernal realm. Saving her soul is the only reason I would venture into hell itself. My fledgling coven rallies behind me to bravely explore a place no one ever returns from alive. What’s a witch to do when the monsters she hates become the mates she can’t live without?    AmazonKU


What happens when the man you’re determined to hate is the only man you ever truly loved? Shannon has long dreaded her destiny to help a medieval Irish king save his country. Moreover, the risk of falling in love again. So when she ends up at her new home in New Hampshire under the watchful eye of Liam, King of Meath, a medieval king who traveled through time to protect her, she chooses to dislike him from the onset. Avoid him even though she’s drawn to him. Especially when she’s plagued with an unexplainable longing and regret that makes no sense. Feelings she suspects have to do with him and a connection they have yet to remember. King Liam will keep Shannon safe from the enemy if it’s the last thing he does. Nothing more. He’s not one to desire one lass when he can enjoy many. Yet there’s something about her. A draw he cannot ignore. A pull that only grows stronger when she’s stricken with a longing only he can free her from when they travel back in time together. Thrust on a magical journey rife with revelations, Liam and Shannon discover more than they bargained for. Heartbreaking truths from the distant past that will change everything. An enemy who influenced their lives in unforeseen ways. Will they be able to overcome the odds and make things right again? Or will their nemesis remain one step ahead of them and the fate of Ireland doomed?     AmazonKU


Forgive me, Igni, for I have sinned. I laid with a wolf, and now their Elders have ordered my death. Shunned by the convent that raised me, with precious few allies left, my mate and I must raise an army while evading the death squads sent to sniff us out. Both panther and wolf must set aside generational grudges to expose the Elders’ corruption before the solar ascension. Time ticks on. The days grow long, the nights recede, and our options grow slim. The final war is coming. We all have our parts to play, and one wrong move could end the panther tribe and secure the Elders’ hold on the wolves.   AmazonKU


My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. The Fourth of July is upon us and all of Honey Hollow is in a red, white, and blue mood. Cormack Featherby is about to have her baby and while I’m at the hospital helping her do just that I stumble upon a seminar on Near-Death Experiences. And just my luck, I stumble upon a body, too. It looks as if the Grim Reaper is working overtime and he’s landed me in the wrong place at the wrong time yet again to look like the prime suspect. Everett is missing. Cressida Bentley is back in town and looks mighty suspicious as she takes up the number one suspect slot in my book. And then there’s the ghost of my grandmother Nell who’s come to visit, and she’s brought along a silkie chicken named Fluffernutter to help solve the case. The Fourth of July is going to be explosive this year.      AmazonKU


She was in love with a man who didn’t know she existed…Vampyre aristocrat Celine has eyes for one man: a handsome council member who barely knows she’s alive. Determined to change her destiny, she secures a date with the enigmatic man, even if he won’t know her identity at the masked fete. Council leader Sebastian considers relationships a waste of time—until a gorgeous stranger accompanies him to a ball. Suddenly, he can’t stop thinking about the woman behind the mask who sets his body aflame. Consumed with uncovering the tempting stranger’s identity, Sebastian observes similarities between his phantom lover and the quiet aristocrat he’s barely noticed for centuries. Could his mystery woman actually be…Celine? Fueled by passion and anger, he confronts the stunning aristocrat, never realizing their fiery encounter might cement Sebastian’s fate for eternity.

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The darling of the Olympian gods and goddesses. The cunning trickster whose deceit knows no bounds. Hermes, the messenger and herald of the gods, is admired by all.
Yet, there is someone that Hermes admires that he cannot have. This is a tale of the many plots and ruses pulled by this deceitful god. Yet, the one thing he is truly deceiving all along is his own heart. When Hermes encounters the male mortal, Crocus, he thinks he has found a true friend, But what he really has found is someone he wants a lifelong companionship with.     AmazonKU


Monsters deserve love too…From werewolves, vampires, and even Bigfoot, these beasts manage to find love. Whether they are able to sink their claws into that love and keep it is another story. When it comes down to it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This anthology brings a mixture of what ifs and happily ever afters.



The future is bleak now that the Nightshade Mages are gone. Being thrown in time is not something Lisa expected to experience once she became a Nightshade Guild Mage. The fact that her lover, Jason, and familiar, tiny dragon Angus, were tossed in with her just made it personal. Before they’ve even had time to learn the new rules of the year 2333, Lisa receives a message. She needs to find the piece of the time shard that arrived with her, retrieve it, and return to Ameria so she can help the Nightshade Guild mages stop the impending apocalypse. They’ll have to play it cool while Lisa searches for the shard, Jason avoids the wandering eye of a giant gargoyle woman, and Angus puts up with being fed dog food. They can’t escape fast enough.

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A magical inn bursting with paranormal delight. A picture-perfect seaside town filled with humans who don’t know about their witchy neighbors. This cozy fantasy series has mystery, magic, and a splash of romance! Up until a week ago, my only knowledge of magic came from the movies. Unfortunately, it didn’t stay that way. A bout of insomnia leads to witnessing a scene that belongs in a vampire flick—only, the fangs looked way more realistic. One second, I was running for my life, and the next, I found myself choking on a hairball in the back of an SUV. That’s right … a hairball. See, my body’s been hiding a pretty big secret, and I’m some kind of witch. One that turns into a cat when under duress. Apparently, my choices are fight, flight, or … fur. Overnight, I find myself thrust into a world of magic and mayhem beyond my most wild sleep-deprived delirium. Until the murderous vampire is captured, I’m placed into some kind of witch-ness protection program, and sent to live in a house full of actual monsters. What’s the worst that could happen? Hey, at least running for my life will help me squeeze in my cardio.      AmazonKU

FOX AND THE DRYAD by Kellen Graves

Briar Hunt has always been lauded for his grace on stage, except by one person from whom he wants it the most. Desperate to earn the affection he craves, Briar makes a late night deal with a high fey lady: If he can perform a single perfect dance at one of her woodland revels, she will make him the most enchanting thing on two legs. However, Briar quickly learns the fey lady is impossible to please. Not only that, her demands are never-ending, enough to slowly unravel his life and his health. Only when a handsome stranger, Mal, arrives claiming he can help Briar break his deal and earn his freedom back, does Briar think he might be saved. Lord Malric d’Alarie has finally broken free of dancing on command for his mother at her fey revels. But after hearing he’s been replaced, he attends one of her parties to see for himself. The human performing in his place is breathtaking–but Malric dreads what kind of deal the dancer made with his mother in order to be there. Wanting to rescue Briar from the same woman who stole his own love for ballet, Malric inserts himself into Briar’s life from every angle possible. From posing as a dance instructor in the human world to hiding behind a mask in the fey world, Malric promises he can set Briar free of his fateful deal. Malric only has to keep his identity–and his intentions–secret, from both the dancer he’s quickly falling for, and his mother, who controls their every move.      AmazonKU

THE DALWICK DEMON by Ashley Bennett

“There is no God here, Iris. He could never bring you this sort of pleasure.” In her short life, Iris has known nothing but heartache. When she is thrown into the mouth of Dalwick Cave as penance for her supposed crimes, she expects to find herself face to face with death. Instead, she meets the Demon of Dalwick Cave. After getting to know the being behind the myth, Iris finds herself tumbling headfirst into carnal love. Can he show her that love can be kind? Will Iris finally learn that love and lust go hand in hand?   AmazonKU


Vengeance made him a monster. Love will make him my mate. Deknol has sold his soul to The Deceiver. I can see it in the powers that he now wields. Far stronger than any magic present on Protheka. It excites me. Because he will use his power to rescue me. To protect me. To pleasure me. The value of my life on Protheka is less than worthless. But when I stand next to Deknol, whose godlike powers crackle the air around him, I am a queen. His queen. With all of our enemies seeking to tear us down, one question keeps nagging in my mind. With all of this power, Deknol has a body that can fight, a mind that can do magic…But does he still have a heart that can love?     AmazonKU


I’d lived my entire life with a secret that kept trying to burst out of me…My clan wanted my friends and I dead when we were babies. I’d begun questioning my very existence… but Marshall appeared out of nowhere and changed my reality. He was mysterious, a man with secrets of his own. Marshall was running away from something… or someone.
And I wanted to chase him away from our small town. His new restaurant could become my competition and put me out of business. But I also couldn’t deny how alive I felt around him. Marshall awakened the wolf shifter in me. His touch reminded me of my life purpose, and he truly was my fated mate. So when I shifted to save his life, the shock in his eyes broke my heart. Could Marshall accept me for who I was… or was he another piece of my life that I would have to forget and keep a secret forever?   AmazonKU


A Realm falls to the darkness. An outcast because of his mixed heritage, Braedyn of the Dark, Captain of the Royal Shields and protector of the Prince of the Southern Woodland Realm, maintains his position through sheer grit and skill. Connected to a hawk familiar, Cerin, his magic is a mixture of Arcane and wielding. At the High King’s orders, he remains by his Prince’s side through a treacherous journey through the Lands to discover answers and a new home.  Losing his Realm, his parents, and his position in one-night, High Prince Conchobar Ó Díomasaigh is completely out of his familiarity. Running for his life, relying only on his protector and Captain, he digs deep to survive their trials, the growing darkness, and go wherever they must to save their Realm. At the same time, he sees his Captain in a different light and the deepening connection between them. Strange adventures. New allies. Growing connections. Can they survive this wild journey to save the elves, the Realm, and their lives?     AmazonKU

NOCTURNE: A NOVEL by Alyssa Wees

Growing up in Chicago’s Little Sicily in the years following the Great War, Grace Dragotta has always wanted to be a ballerina, ever since she first peered through the windows of the Near North Ballet company. So when Grace is orphaned, she chooses the ballet as her home, imagining herself forever ensconced in a transcendent world of light and beauty so different from her poor, immigrant upbringing. Years later, with the Great Depression in full swing, Grace has become the company’s new prima ballerina—though achieving her long-held dream is not the triumph she once envisioned. Time and familiarity have tarnished that shining vision, and her new position means the loss of her best friend in the world. Then she attracts the attention of the enigmatic Master La Rosa as her personal patron and realizes the world is not as small or constricted as she had come to fear. Who is her mysterious patron, and what does he want from her? As Grace begins to unlock the Master’s secrets, she discovers that there is beauty in darkness as well as light, finds that true friendship cannot be broken by time or distance, and realizes there may be another way entirely to achieve the transcendence she has always sought.

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Is this captivity… or a second chance? My men and I lost our bid for freedom. But nothing in our new prison is quite what I expected. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop fighting. I just have to make sure I pick the right battles. Especially when it isn’t just our lives but those of the kids who came after us on the line. If I’m going to be more than a monster, I need to figure out who the real monsters are—and take back everything they’ve stolen from us before it’s too late.     AmazonKU


I’m trapped between two Alphas and I’m not sure if I’ll survive their domination games. The Elders made their move and now the future has been thrown into chaos. With Seifiek missing and Axel biding his time, I’ll delve into my studies for as long as I’m allowed at the Academy—or as long as I can survive. There’s a dark secret within the Collegium, one that I need to understand if my Betas and I are going to make it out on the other side of this mess and new enemies are fighting me every step of the way. The worst being a third Alpha who’s set his sights on me. One who is delighted by the realms on the verge of war. Chaos is his home and madness is his bedmate. He’s as ancient as time itself and he’s set the future on a course where I’ll become his queen. Running isn’t an option, not anymore. I’ll face my destiny and take it by the balls. Because this bitch isn’t going down without a fight.      AmazonKU

RISE (THE PHOENIX OMEGA TRILOGY BOOK TWO) by Lorelai M Hart and Colbie Dunbar

Sometimes it’s not just bats in the belfry. Omega phoenix shifter Cyrus is running out of time—in this life, anyway. Unless he finds his warlock mate, he will burn to ashes, regenerate, and hatch once again, the memories of this life fleeting at best. He has all but given up hope when a down-on-his-luck warlock comes rolling down his driveway. Warlock and fox shifter Bas needs a place to call home. When he stumbles upon a tiny, nearly abandoned town, he finds himself wanting to stay. Decent at casting spells, horrible at shifting—and entirely too smitten with Cyrus for his own good—Bas isn’t sure what his future holds, but he sure knows who he wants in his future. The problem is Cyrus may have very little future left to share. Will Cyrus’s warlock be strong enough to bind the two together, or is their relationship on borrowed time?   AmazonKU


A prophecy pressed into ancient stone tablets predicts the end of vampire kind. This can only be avoided, the cuneiform symbols say, by the intervention of “the two who are opposite and yet the same.” Part-human, part-vampire twins James, who can heal and Brigit, who can destroy, believe they are those two. James’ first step in saving his friends, his family, his people, is to get his hands on the rest of that tablet and the woman who can translate it—Professor Lucy Lanfair. To save his species, he’ll abandon the very values and principals he’s lived by. He’ll pluck an innocent woman from her life and drop her into the middle of his kindred’s fight for survival. And he will extract her aid whether she wants to give it or not. Archaeologist and translator Lucy Lanfair has no idea that she holds the key to preventing the annihilation of an entire species. But she soon realizes she holds far more than just that—for the vampire’s soul is also in her hands. To love him is to rise to the call of destiny, despite the danger. To save her love, she must save his entire race.     Amazon     Kobo


She’s his hostage…and his mate! Brooklyn Ami is shocked to learn that she’s sick. Not just sick, she’s terminal. Dominant Skin Walker, Monroe StoneCrow, has devised a plan to save her. Monroe claims to have found her Skin Walker mate, and he intends to pair them in the hopes that the Walker DNA that spares Skin Walkers from illness and disease will provide Brooklyn the same protections. In disbelief, Brooklyn refuses, but no one says ‘no’ to Monroe. Legion Knight, a Skin Walker Sentry and pilot, has been assigned an unheard-of mission. Take StoneCrow’s Events Coordinator, Brooklyn Ami, and make her his, no matter the cost. Without her consent, he collars Brooklyn and removes her from the Estate. Holding his Angel hostage isn’t the way he’d imagined he’d claim his mate, but for her sake, it can’t be helped.      Amazon 


A killer is working the night shift at Salem Mercy Hospital. Or at least that’s what psychic Copeland Forbes believes after an exposé highlighting unexplained deaths is published. Wanting to get involved, he’s cautioned to let the matter go. People die in hospitals, Cope’s told, and while that’s unfortunately true, he knows these deaths are not from natural causes. Detective Jude Byrne is content working his agency’s slate of cases, staking out cheating spouses and uncovering insurance fraud. The last investigation he wants go get involved with is that of the possible hospital killer. But after suffering a basketball injury which requires surgery and an overnight stay at Salem Mercy, Jude is involved whether he wants to be or not. The question is, can he survive the night? With the help of the West Side Detectives, a clever trap is laid. All that’s left to do is wait for the start of the graveyard shift when the hunter is on the prowl. Can the madman be stopped in time? Or will Jude become the next victim to suffer a killer cure on the ghost shift?      AmazonKU


Zanica would do anything to escape her sadistic leader. Even if it meant fleeing the only home she knew and mating with a total stranger. The problem? Fate dropped her into the path of one of the most ruthless vultures in the land with a reputation as dark and deadly as his eyes. Pazir Catharte hadn’t planned on mating when he left that morning for the final hunt of the season. Stumbling upon a beautiful female at the edge of his territory sent his protective instincts into overdrive. But keeping a stranger as his own was a problem he couldn’t afford. He was the new leader of an unruly lot and problems had plagued him from the start. Then the female leaped into his arms and bit him. What else was he supposed to do?   Amazon      Apple Books      Kobo


Things are clickin’ right along for Noelle and Hunter. They’re through a flurry of weddings, tourist season is over, and it’s finally time to settle in and enjoy the cooler weather of fall. They should have known no quiet moment goes uninterrupted, though!
While decorating for the annual Halloween festival, a close friend is found standing over the body of a member of the high-hatted Magnolia Club smack in the middle of the corn maze, murder weapon in hand. With the ladies of Keyhole Lake’s high society out for blood, Noelle and Hunter have to find the real murderer before the old hens flock together to send an innocent woman to jail.     AmazonKU


2023 – Scotland is a land of lore and legend, but archeologist Caitriona Murray prefers physical evidence to ancient tales. Joining a major excavation off the northern Scotland coast, Caitriona cannot wait to discover a cave’s buried secrets. Because of reoccurring dreams of an ancient man’s death, she is convinced that a Pictish king is buried within those cave walls. But soon, Cait discovers more secrets in that cave than just bones.
Finding herself face to face with the man who haunts her dreams, Cait is thrown into the lost world she’d spent her entire life studying and is faced with an undeniable reality: she has traveled back in time, this king believes she is his bride, and Cait isn’t sure she will ever make it back home. Danger threatens from every direction, but falling in love with a man destined to die brutally in battle may be her greatest downfall. 685 AD – King Brodyn Mac Cuill is determined to keep his people safe, even if it means marrying a strange woman from a rival tribe. An alliance is his only chance at gathering an army large enough to defeat their southern enemies, the Angles, who challenge him daily. When his bride arrives, she is confused and resistant to marriage. She isn’t the bride he’d hoped for, but lives are at stake. His new bride confuses him with her strange behavior, yet he finds her fascinating and irresistible. When danger follows in her wake, Brodyn must question her loyalties and everything he ever knew. Their connection is undeniable, but can he trust his bride, who claims to be from the future, or is she a trap sent by his enemy?     AmazonKU


I was hired to protect him, but will our smoldering attraction ignite into love? When my hot headed brother found his fated mate, a deep, aching desire opened up inside of me for my own. Everyone knows dragons are covetous, jealous… possessive. I am all of these things, but never more so than when I set my eyes on Dempsey for the first time. Beautiful. Awkward. Sweet. Shy. Perfect. My dragon wants to wrap himself around him the moment he bumps into me outside of his antique shop. Dempsey, however, is not as keen on that idea as my inner beast is. He hired Drake Security for protection, and he needs it even more than he realized. Unfortunately, we specialize in brute strength and burning sh*t to the ground, and the problem Dempsey has is way out of our league. Is he my fated mate or am I just so desperate for one that I’m falling for him too fast? Either way, I’ll move heaven and hell to protect him, even if the forces that are after him are unlike anything I’ve dealt with before. I’ve spent thousands of years hoarding books and storing their words close to my heart. Will the love stories that live inside my soul be enough to woo him? Is it too much to hope that fate has chosen him for me?   AmazonKU


I’ve always wanted a fairy tale romance with the alpha of my dreams—but the princess is supposed to end up with a prince, not a pirate. The relationship between alphas and omegas can be scary, but I’ve always dreamed of finding my true love. At home in Austin though, no one seems interested—and I spend every full moon alone. Until now. I’ve been re-captured by my old, sinister pack, and they’re determined to claim me and keep me in their sea-bound fortress forever. The only thing stopping the pack alpha from assigning me to a mate of his choice is the one person I never expected to help me. Javier Ortega, a ruthless mercenary. Javi says I’m his fated mate, and he doesn’t care about the Gulf Pack’s rules. To make matters worse, he claims me in front of everyone, placing his mating bite on me so he can track me wherever I go. I don’t feel the mating bond, but Javi is in charge now, and he doesn’t have any plans on letting me go. It seems like he has a secret, though—and maybe, just maybe, he’ll help me get home.   AmazonKU


After being forced away for seventeen years, Alice is finally home. But home isn’t what she thought it would be, and every day the secrets she holds from her parents grow with weight. But how do you tell your mother and father that you’re not normal? That the world is a far more dangerous place than they have ever known and you are anything but the small, innocent child that was torn from their arms all those years ago? Owen can’t say goodbye, and Alice can’t hold on to him tightly enough as the pressures of danger and obligation grow stronger and stronger. With a broken heart, Owen is headed to San Francisco with his crew of musicians. But the Golden City is filled with history and secrets, and brutal deaths are just lying in wait for Owen and his people. To survive these trials and this city, Owen will need everything he has—even the broken parts he gave to Alice—to have any hope of doing the impossible one more time.

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The town of Bishop is known for exactly two things: recurring windstorms and an endless field of sunflowers that stretches farther than the eye can see. And women—missing women. So when three more women disappear one stormy night, no one in Bishop is surprised. The case is closed and their daughters are left in their dusty shared house with the shattered pieces of their lives. Until the wind kicks up a terrible secret at their mothers’ much-delayed memorial. With secrets come the lies each of the girls is forced to confront. After caring for the other girls, Delilah would like to move on with her boyfriend, Bennett, but she can’t bear his touch. Whitney has already lost both her mother and her girlfriend, Eleanor, and now her only solace is an old weathervane that seems to whisper to her. Jude, Whitney’s twin sister, would rather ignore it all, but the wind kicks up her secret too: the summer fling she had with Delilah’s boyfriend. And more than anything, Bo wants answers and she wants them now. Something happened to their mothers and the townsfolk know what it was. She’s sure of it. Bishop has always been a strange town. But what the girls don’t know is that Bishop was founded on blood—and now it craves theirs.      Amazon     AB     Apple Books     Kobo

GEMINI KINGS by Laura Navarre

I summon the dragon. I claim my throne. The warlocks of Icarus Academy claim me. I start my night with a heist in a Catwoman costume at a Vegas casino…and end up shifting into my dragon form for the first time ever in mid-plummet from the roof. Except I can’t actually fly. Oops. Turns out being the first dragon shifter queen to rule the witching world (while I’m simultaneously a student at the Icarus Academy) isn’t, like, a party. Especially when I go into heat. Because now I have…needs…that no warlock at the Academy can satisfy. Plus the only full-blooded male dragon shifter on the planet intends to kill all my warlocks and make me choose just him for my king. As. If. Sweet Jesus, this Maxim guy’s causing a world of trouble. Vasili and Ronin are fighting over whether to kill him or kiss him. My wolf shifter headmaster Lucius has his paws full trying to keep us all from getting expelled. And my sweet bookworm Neo needs something new we’re all afraid to give him. When a rival rises to threaten my throne, it’ll take major trust between me and all my warlocks—including that vicious dragon I’ve sworn I’ll never claim—to save us all from an assassination attack we’ll need a miracle to survive.   AmazonKU


I returned to Snow Haven to Mourn My Grandmother, Never Expecting to Find Love. 
I had managed to escape the small confines of the tiny town where I grew up – Snow Haven. I made it big in the country music scene, but not without a price. I had to hide my identity as a lion shifter from a paparazzi journalist and try to protect myself from a dangerous stalker. The one constant in my life was my grandmother, who had raised me. I was devastated when she died. I took the first plane back home. Now, back in Snow Haven, I enlisted the help of an old acquaintance, Ian, who was a lion shifter and who owned a security company. I needed protection from the overzealous paparazzi journalist and evil stalker. Little did I know that my heart would need protection from the green-eyed, red-haired man, whose body resembled that of a Nordic god. The paparazzi were everywhere – snapping pictures even as I made arrangements for my beloved grandmother’s funeral. My stalker was never far behind – threatening me, humiliating me, and eventually trying to kill me. Ian was ever by my side – protecting me from the fiends while stealing my heart.     AmazonKU


Something sinister’s afoot in Windy Ridge…When my mole-rat boss (and I do mean that literal like) goes missing, I’m pretty sure something wicked this way already came. Because Dorcas isn’t the type to miss a shift at the diner, let alone missing three danged days! So, when Sheriff Dean and I go looking for her, and we find her trailer all topsy-turvy, the writing is pretty much on the wall. Dorcas has been mole-rat napped! Not only that, but the singular clue left in the pile that used to be her trailer is a stone arm—one that’s as animated as Dr. Frankenstein’s creature. Only problem? That animated arm’s got no mouth so he can’t tell us what happened. Things only go from strange to stranger when I discover a lost dog in the cemetery. Come to find out, that lost dog is the answer to everything that’s happened. Throw in the facts that my fangs have been hunkering for Sheriff Dean’s jugular, and Sicily’s pa decides to make a grand entrance into our lives, and my life’s just about as dramatic as one of them daytime sitcoms. It’s times like this that I wish alcohol still had an impact on my vampire physiology ’cause if this ain’t a good enough reason for a shot o’ moonshine, I don’t know what is!     AmazonKU


Úlfr – It’s the one thing they told her never to be, but can she keep that vow when it’s more than just her heart at stake? Returning to Pine Grove should’ve been a golden opportunity, but things have changed in Reyna’s absence. Her childhood home is full of gorgeous men led by the magnetizing and infuriating Corbyn Bruschard. He threatens to unravel everything she believes is right, triggering her defenses. She’s determined to uphold the promises made to her parents. But the connection she feels to Corbyn makes her yearn for things they warned were too dangerous. Corbyn walks a precarious line between animal instincts and human sensibilities. He knew Reyna was his the moment he scented her, luring him into a battle he hadn’t foreseen. His beautiful mate is a Valkyrie in Úlfr clothing, her proverbial shield deflecting him at every turn. But Corbyn knows the dangers that lurk in her denial. Their enemies are circling, rising from every direction, and there’s no bigger target than an Alpha’s Mate. Corbyn will have to use every means necessary to keep Reyna safe, even those she fears the most.

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There are a billion reasons why I shouldn’t fall for my hot Professor…For months, I’ve successfully kept my crush a secret from Steven — the assertive and excitedly intense Anthropology Educator. But now that he’s hired me as his personal assistant to catalogue important relics, I’m having trouble keeping my feelings under control. I SHOULD just keep my head down and stay focused like a good little student. I should NOT get up close and personal by inviting him over to my place to help with finding the missing artifact – even though uncontained magic is now wrecking havoc in the world. Like … rummaging through bedside drawers together kind of personal. I’ve got a lot on the line: my grades, my job, and my distracted little heart that just won’t stop beating for him. But I’ve never met a risk I didn’t like to face head on. Here goes nothing! (Or, maybe, here goes everything…)     AmazonKU


Prince Lin has spent his life in the service of one true master: the Time Medallions. The job of protecting his country’s legacy has left him exhausted. The currents are changing, both within his family and the Guardianship. He is viewed as the one standing in the way of change as the guardrails to protect the medallions from falling into the wrong hands are increasingly obsolete. The year is 1890 and Lin is in London trying to get his bearings when he is caught off guard by the beautiful scarlet-haired thief Amelia. When she arrives at his home, he is certain she intends to steal from him. But she insists her true intention is seduction. From the first time they touch, the primal attraction is undeniable. But Lin pushes her away when it becomes apparent Amelia is no seductress. Instead, she asks him for a job. Blindsided by his reaction to her, Lin agrees. But just as she is proving her worth, trouble from Amelia’s dark past follows her and destroys the fragile bonds of trust growing between them. However, Lin discovers there is much more to Amelia’s arrival in his life: her sister might just be a time traveler herself and she has disappeared! Lin and Amelia must embark on an adventure that changes everything they know. Will they survive the wreckage of their universe and give into a love that appears scripted by fate?     AmazonKU


Five years ago, my fated mate was murdered. Now his brothers want revenge against his killer—who made me his unwilling wife. I wasn’t exactly smiling on my wedding day. I didn’t choose to marry the head of my pack. In fact, I’ve been looking for my chance to get revenge on him myself. Then my mate’s pack invades ours, intent on killing everyone responsible for his death. That’s when I learn they blame me. But their rampage comes to a stop when they spy my terrified four-year-old son. Brennan’s son. After I’m kidnapped and taken into their pack, these men and I try to cope with each other—and with the ghost that haunts us. Stone, the terrifying man who killed his way through my pack and who makes sweet promises to my son. Shaw, the filthy hot player who has never fallen in love, who comforts me and becomes my unlikely best friend. Cole, Stone’s loyal second-in-command, who trains me to fight despite the desire simmering between us… and who takes my son fishing when I’m in heat. Liam, the broken brother who fights his demons… to fight for me. Despite the secrets and distrust that lie between us, I find myself feeling at home in their pack….and safe with them. We all loved the same man, their brother and my mate. We have the chance to heal each other’s wounds. But in the end, will those secrets destroy the one chance at finding happiness for my son, these men and myself?   AmazonKU


Watch out Montreal. You’re in for a fiery ride. Life’s pleasures used to be so simple: a fast ride on my motorcycle, a backyard barbeque with my siblings, and taking down criminals to safeguard Montreal’s citizens. Sadly, those days ended the moment my fiery side emerged. I’m a fire elemental. Mind blown. The deadly Poreskoro family wants to feed on my fae essence. Rude. And if they succeed, they’ll gain the strength to rebuild their army of evil. Terrifying. Demons, drug lords, and deception I can handle, but when a dark storm of danger falls over my family, things have gone too far. With evil brewing, enemies running rampant, and fae criminals gunning for me and my family, I widen my stance and get ready for the hits. Who’s manipulating things behind the scenes? Who’s coming after the people I care about? And who the hell is stupid enough to think I’d let it happen?     AmazonKU


Sophie has come back home to try and come to grips with her new reality: She’s a Fae, not human, and her memories have been stolen. Oh, and she’s a shard – a fractured piece of… someone. All Sophie knows is that the ‘someone’ she used to be angered the Fae queen, who then split her into five separate beings and scattered them on earth. But why? And why take their memories? The Odd Ones, now including Ruby – who Sophie thought was a long-long twin sister but is actually also one of the shards – are on a quest to find all the missing shards. The question is: How will they find the other three? And if that wasn’t enough, a new important death vision leads Sophie, Mac, and Ruby on a new mission to Las Vegas. Posing as high rollers, the crew must track the killers and shut down the illegal shifter fight club where the murder took place. At least that will take Sophie’s mind off how truly bizarre her life has become. While on the case, new visions and new friends give Sophie some hope that she can figure herself out. But the Odd Ones will need to hurry – they aren’t the only ones trying to find the lost shards.   AmazonKU


It’s a magical book club! When this group chooses a book, magic happens. The mystery comes to life, and they find themselves part of the story. To exit the book and get back home, they need to solve the mystery and reach The End. This time, the club chooses a book called The Great Cake Rivalry, because, well … cake! They read the back cover and it’s unanimous. So off they go into another grand adventure into a town aptly named Frosting. Frosting is a rural town in an idyllic setting. The people live quiet lives most of the year. But in the spring, things change. The Annual Cake Competition becomes the focus of every man, woman, and child. They take this competition seriously. The cakes are spectacular. The festival is fabulous. For a week there are contests featuring all kinds of cakes. The people of the community become official tasters and vote for the winning cakes in each category. The grand finale is a display of finely decorated cakes, made by the town’s bakeries. The winner of the best design receives a prize package that would make any baker dizzy. Sadly, this event has been tainted. Once a year, each one different, but all somehow related to this event, a person is murdered. The main investigator is stumped, but that could be because he’s an inept buffoon. Can the book club help the people of this community figure out who is causing this disturbing pattern of deaths, and stop another murder from happening? Can they figure out why some of the citizens dress so oddly, and why they always wear those unique backpacks? All while they fill themselves to the brim with cake, of course.       AmazonKU


He’s a grumpy demon prince. She’s a sunshine magical orphan who’s his fated mate and forbidden. But can he survive rejecting her? Demon prince Alexei is ruthless in business and deadly in battle. The mafia boss will do anything to protect his family, even consider an arranged marriage with a royal he doesn’t love. There’s just one problem. When the grumpy hero rescues a sunshine princess locked away in a tower, he knows she’s his fated mate. She also seems to be a freakin’ forbidden angel. Like the villain he is, Alexei rejects her without saying why. Despite her tortuous childhood, Jolene is determined to find her real family and win her grumpy prince. Come on—the man has wings! But loving her antihero makes him a target of her human enemies who are out to destroy all supernaturals. These two opposites attract in all the wicked ways. But when supernatural children in Alexei’s hometown start disappearing, the two must work together, and Jolene will have to reveal that her sunshine-and-sparkles magic isn’t what it seems. Can they find their happily ever after or will their differences and enemies destroy them both?      Amazon


Liam Hunter has warded off hungry vampires, slayed monstrous beasts, and put agonized spirits to rest since he could hold a stake. When trouble comes through the Hunterland message board, alerting them that nurses are dying at high schools across Wisconsin in a string of fishy “suicides,” the Hunter family hits the road to save the day. The trail leads to Falkville Falls, where Liam clashes with Olivia Davis, whose maddening family seems inexplicably embroiled in this haunting mess. Olivia has always mothered her little sister, Pepper. But when the Hunter family opens her eyes to the hidden underworld of real monsters prowling the dark, she realizes she can’t protect Pepper from this newest threat by herself. Can the two families work together to uncover who or what is responsible before the next murder, or will this vicious death cycle have no end?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

HENRY (DEVOTED GUARDIANS MC 2) by Harley Wylde and Jessica Coulter Smith

Raya — Elias kidnapped me nearly a decade ago and used me for his awful experiments. His goal: to create a superior race. How could that possibly go wrong? Now I’m no longer fully human and I’ve lived a life in hell. But I adore my two kids, no matter how they were conceived. I thought we’d die before we ever found freedom, but it arrived in the most unexpected way. The big biker shifter is scary as hell, but it’s either go with him, or remain chained and starving. Henry — The dark mage killed my mate and unborn child. There’s nothing I want more than revenge. It never occurred to me he’d have a woman and kids chained in his cellar. They reek of black magick, enough so, I hated them on sight. I’d planned to leave them behind. Until I heard their story. My club won’t be happy when I walk in with three people covered in the stench of black magick. But something unexpected happens when I catch Raya’s true scent. She’s my fated mate, and now I have the difficult task of not only gaining her trust, but the children’s as well.

Amazon     Kobo


Three sisters formed into weapons. One called to fight for the Queen set on conquering their land. The other two are determined to find their own paths. But if the three are brought back together, could they be the key to ending the Queen’s terrible war? Ellie Batair was sure of one thing and one thing only. If given the chance, she could defeat any man that stood in her way. But when forced to enlist in the army of a Queen she hates, and endure brutal, life threatening trials, she comes face to face with the truths of her past. Truths that her years of training never could have prepared her for. In order to survive, Ellie finds allies in the most unlikely of people; a young Elf, a cunning witch, and a haughty Fae.     AmazonKU


I once had everything until it all disappeared. Years later, I’m on the cusp of finally filling in the missing pieces, only for them to barge into my life at the worst possible moment. It only takes one glimpse to realize I’m not the only one who’s changed. Alexi, Talon, and Malik. Gone are the boys I once knew. Gone are my saviors from across the road. In their place are the furies that rule and set order, now nothing more than my captors. A deal was struck and I had no choice but to agree. Now I find myself in Hollow Pier with the truth still keeping us apart, and my soul burning to repair its missing pieces. I don’t stand a chance against them. I never have.      AmazonKU


In the cut-throat game of court life, masters manipulate pawns—and you never know which one you are. One thing is certain: there’s no space on the board for love.
A penniless noblewoman, Kat is on the verge of losing everything when she’s offered a well-paid job that could be her salvation… or her ruin. Drawn into court’s deadly intrigues, she’s given a single task: spy on the powerful fae lord known as the Night Queen’s Shadow. Bastian Marwood is handsome, ruthless, and cunning, but Kat can’t decide if he’s a threat to her kingdom or just her heart. To uncover the truth, she must play a dangerous game of desire and deceit, pushing him to reveal his secrets while protecting her own. But Bastian’s shadows have a hold on her—one she isn’t sure she wants to escape. Kat soon learns that at court, nothing is as it seems and even the best-laid plans can be destroyed in an instant. As a pawn on the board, she can’t afford to fall victim to love—only fight for survival.      AmazonKU


Who do you call when you wake up on the side of a mountain, in a hole that you dug yourself, completely naked? And you know… a newly revealed Omega. There was only one choice. The only people I knew who wouldn’t ask too many questions. The Yale Triplets. They’d been my best friends when I was a kid, but they’d disappeared overnight when I was eighteen, and I hadn’t heard from them since. Not a text. Not a single like on my socials. Nothing. But they were back in my hometown, and I was going to have to swallow my pride so they could rescue me. There was no one else. However, when they turn up, sexy blasts from my past, my relief turns to outrage when I realize they’re Alphas, and they’d never said a word. As my Omega makes herself known, I oscillate wildly between wanting to punch them in the dick, and ride the aforementioned appendage into the sunset. Why did Fate have to be such a bitch?   AmazonKU


VS Note: Previously published under the Shannon Lynn Cook pen name.

It’s not easy being a fix-it girl in a sea of fire-wielders and healers, but Chloe doesn’t mind all that much. All her adult life, she’s kept her head down and ran her one-woman tech repair business, keeping out of everyone’s way and drawing as little attention to herself as possible. Life is good. Or at least it is until Chloe meets Eric, a six-foot-four gladiator lookalike with the ability to simultaneously wield a gun in one hand and soothe a kitten with his other. He’s a knight marshal. He’s not to be trusted. He’s also the nicest guy Chloe’s ever met. Now Chloe’s life is careening down a dangerous path, and Eric just might be the only person she can rely on. But can she trust the enemy? And when it comes down to it, is he truly an enemy at all?     AmazonKU


Maid Marion has a chance to redo her life. Ten years ago she was sent to the Wicked Ugly and Bad Prison for murdering the Sheriff of Nottingham. One small problem: She didn’t do it! Now, magic is sending the former Good girl back in time to set things right. Marion’s embraced her Badness, this time around. She’ll get revenge on her selfish ex-boyfriend, Robin Hood, make Nottingham pay for all the ways they screwed her over, and save the handsome, gargoyle sheriff from his real killer. …And while she’s at it, she’ll seduce that brooding man and claim her real happily ever after!     AmazonKU


With her death foretold, Althea Zoltaire only has three years to become what she’s always dreamed of being: a warrior legend. Women are forbidden to wield blades, so she has trained in secret her entire life. Now racing against the clock, she fights to secure her place in the elite guild charged with the protection of the five kingdoms. The sparring and hazing of the new trainees border on deadly, but even more dangerous is her growing attraction to Wilder Hawthorne, her unwilling warrior chaperone. All around them, schemes are afoot and darkness looms. Will Althea pass the perilous initiation test and take her place as a champion of Thezmarr – or will the invading evil snatch away her dream before it starts?       AmazonKU


In the sequel to City of Gods and Monsters, Loren Calla and Darien Cassel have settled back into their old routines, grateful that the whirlwind of dangers they’d faced on Kalendae and the weeks leading up to it are now behind them—or so they think. But Loren soon finds herself caught in a new storm of trouble when the Terran Imperator blackmails her into working for him. There’s only one problem: he expects her to use her magic, and she doesn’t seem to have any of it left. To keep Darien and the other Devils safe, she agrees to everything the imperator asks of her. But the secrets she is forced to keep from Darien, and her involvement with the imperator’s son, threaten to drive her away from Darien in ways she might never recover from…As Randal Slade’s successor, Darien wants nothing to do with the throne his father once sat in, but the city of Angelthene has other plans. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)       Amazon


Ten years ago, they saved each other’s lives. Then she disappeared. But fate has brought them back together…Boomer, explosives and weapons expert, is fine with his life as an Outlaw Ridge operative: illegal missions, daring rescues, and blowing stuff up. But when a woman from his distant past shows up, it all threatens to come crashing down. Karisma, a white tiger shifter, waited a decade to get revenge on the sorcerer who once kept her in a cage. But now that she has, his mercenary soldiers will stop at nothing to track her down. She needs help—and she doesn’t have many friends. Make that none—after years in captivity, she trusts no one. Boomer is the only person who ever helped her and asked for nothing in return. But when she finds him, she realizes she hadn’t counted on how much he’s changed—or the way she’d feel when she saw him again. Karisma doesn’t know if she can trust Boomer to help her—and he doesn’t know why he feels compelled to try. But fate has brought them together one last time—and if they can’t break down the walls around their hearts and stand together against their enemies, it could spell disaster.     AmazonKU


It was meant to be a one-night stand to distract forty-something Josie from her nasty divorce. Instead, the handsome stranger left her pregnant. And soon Josie found out that neither he nor the twins are entirely human. Josie – Dr. Josephine Kenny is facing a midlife crisis. Literally. Her beloved husband cheated on her and divorced her, leaving her with a crappy car and barely any money to keep her clinic up and running. She is convinced she’ll never love again. That is until a strange encounter on a deserted mountain road turns her world upside down even more. Beaten and left alone to die, devilishly handsome Trace begs her not to involve the ER or the authorities in order to save his life. As a doctor, Josie is obligated to help, and for the first time ever she does something reckless: despite her fears. She takes the man back to her home to nurse him back to health. Surprisingly, he recovers much faster than any medical textbook predicts. His rough, primal charm attracts her like a magnet. As if he is casting a spell to reopen her heart. The night of passion they share is the best night of her life. But the next day he vanishes without a trace, leaving her pregnant – with twins. One year later…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)     AmazonKU


You’re going to lose. Those four words meant nothing when I first heard them, but now they feel like a dark prophecy. My power has been bound, my mate bond broken. My mother demands Dane’s death, while the witches call for Bastian’s head. Valen is the only one who might be safe, but the threat from his father looms over us like an angry storm cloud. Then there’s the small problem of the nightmares pouring into our world and threatening to destroy it. They’re a deadly force, but so is my mother, and I’d be a fool to underestimate her again. Bianca Westbrook will stop at nothing to gain more power, including taking everything and everyone I’ve ever loved away from me. With enemies at every side, my men and I must find a way to restore my powers and defeat the threats to our world. I’ll fight like hell for our happily ever after, but…Will our love survive the threat of death?     AmazonKU


As former police officer, his back broken in the line of duty, James’ life hung by a thread. Securing treatment landed him deep in debt and working for a soldier of fortune company to pay for his recovery. When he learned just how dirty that company was, he had to decide if his conscience was worth becoming a lifelong paraplegic.
Selena bore a terrible burden, living a futile life bound to an insane dragon lord. A nagini of rare ability, she surrendered willingly when the human soldiers destroyed the village she’d been sent to recruit. Yet, when she learned what the humans had in store for her, she knew her only hope lay in the one man who just didn’t fit with the others.
If he could spare her the fate she had in store, give her a second chance, she would defy every law to see him safe and rewarded. She couldn’t know that reaching the safety of the city-state would be only the beginning of their troubles.     AmazonKU


A man divided between his Pack and his heart. James is proud of his accomplishments and takes his responsibilities to the Pack seriously, sacrificing everything for their safety, including his own chance at true love. One court case too many standing across the aisle from her.. One obstinate woman he can’t afford to say yes to. One night he breaks all his own rules. His decisions regarding Katherine could put the entire Pack in danger.   AmazonKU


VS Note: Re-release of a vella serial.

A union forged in blood and magic…Despite knowing their relationship is founded on circumstance, Cera struggles to resist Isael’s seductive allure. As developments in their bond and in her magic make escape impossible, Cera finds herself questioning what eternity will look like while serving the high lord. The Elven Lord’s Concubine is a serialized romance that debuted on Kindle Vella in 2021. Volume Two contains Episodes 17-31 of the Kindle Vella serial and is 60,000 words in length. It has a to-be-continued ending. It’s ideal for readers looking for an immersive fantasy/paranormal romance they can come back to every few weeks.     AmazonKU


She violated the laws of magic. Now she’s mine…The Twisted Court has given Mila to me for punishment. She’s mine, and I’m going to make her pay in ways she could never imagine. I shouldn’t let my desire to claim her ruin my plans, but the spark between us is undeniable. However, there’s just one problem: She’s not the human she appears to be. She’s something else, and I’m determined to unlock her secrets. She thinks she can hide from me, but once I get my claws into her, I’m never letting her go. He might own my body, but he’ll never own my soul… When I broke the law, I unleashed his past upon us both. Now this monstrous man thinks he’s my judge, jury, and executioner. Well, he’s wrong. I’ll never let a man determine my fate, not even one as irresistible as him. He may be a mountain of sculpted muscle, but he means nothing to me. At least that’s the lie I keep telling myself. I can’t stop fantasizing about what he could do to me with his twisted horns and massive hands. I should run, but there’s nowhere else to go. And the longer I’m trapped by this monster, the more I wonder if he’ll ever let me leave… and will I even want to?      AmazonKU



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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months.  And I may mention ‘special items’.

I do NOT cover every single new release in SFR/FantasyR/PNR. I never have. That would be an impossible task for any human! I assemble my list by hand every week based on various informal inputs, and I do curate the list to some extent…

Some authors aren’t in KU but still don’t list books with Apple or other platforms. This report is very time consuming to prepare so I’ve always had to limit myself and cannot go and look up every book on all the platforms. If an author gives me their other buy links, I include them here but generally I develop the post on my own, not from author-supplied information. I curate and prepare this post individually every week to help connect readers/books/authors and I have to be very careful not to give it so much time as an activity that I don’t write my own novels! Thanks for the feedback and happy reading!

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