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.
R’jaal has waited many turns of the seasons for his khui to resonate, only to be disappointed time and time again. But when he is taken captive by strange beings hiding in the very tunnels of the fruit caves, he wakes up to find himself in a strange underground cage. Also in the cage? A very pretty unfamiliar human female. She says her name is Rosalind. She makes his khui sing. It’s finally his time. There’s a big problem, though — Rosalind has no khui of her own. And if she doesn’t get one soon, she could die. AmazonKU
This wild rockstar and introverted kindergarten teacher have only one goal in common.
To get her pregnant as soon as possible. When legendary performer Jubal Ash loses the only person in the world who ever cared about his true self, he knows it’s time to start a family of his own. He expects to be matched with a starstruck surrogate who will loan him her womb and a week of good fun. But instead, he’s blindsided by a shy young schoolteacher, who somehow has him desperate with lust, in spite of her prim ways. Chloe McGuinty may be the only being in the system who doesn’t know who superstar Jubal Ash is. Until now, her life has been dedicated to her kindergarten students, and to saving for treatments at the local fertility clinic. But when the man she thought was her future marries someone else, she knows it’s time for a change. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
I escaped one prison only to find myself in another. Except this time, my jailer is an irresistible brute. My owner has grown tired of me. After months of living inside a filthy cage like a pet hamster, I’m returned to where the nightmare of my abduction began—the wall on a planet called Tirius— to be auctioned off like a piece of meat. Instead of being visual entertainment, I’m sold to a disgusting alien who makes no pretenses about his lecherous intentions toward me and the four other human women he’s strung together on a chain. In a turn of events, we escape and steal a ship. Our luck runs out and we crash land on an emerald moon serving as a remote prison. When I’m found by one of the inmates, not all is as it seems. Beneath the lush, tropical beauty of the moon, something much more sinister awaits. AmazonKU
Can love bloom between a bookish human and a giant alien? Gilmat was bred for a very specific set of skills – skills which never developed. Even after finding a new home with his brothers-in-arms, the knowledge of his failure haunts him. He certainly doesn’t deserve the gift of a tiny, fragile female – but he will fight to his last breath to keep her. When Julie wakes up surrounded by flowers in the. middle of a blizzard she’s convinced she’s dreaming – but the huge green male holding her so carefully is very real. For the first time in her life more than her intellectual curiosity is aroused, even though her gentle giant is as much plant as man. When outside forces threaten their newfound paradise, will Gilmat’s skills finally blossom in time to save Julie – and the rest of his family? AmazonKU
Alien dragon riders. Fated mates. She would do anything to protect his world. Mae’s mission was to find a potential location for the next human colony, however, she finds something more…After landing on a newly discovered moon, she finds what she figured existed only as myths and legends… Alien dragon riders who live in enormous trees. When one of the warriors, Watai, attempts to teach her about his world, he declares that she’s his cosmicmate, and that they share the same cosmicthread—a fated cord, which has destined them to be together. The more she learns about his home, the more she wants to protect him and his world from the very government that she works for. Now she is faced with a difficult choice: To stay and embrace her connection with Watai, or to resist its pull, sever their thread of fate, and flee to protect everything she has grown to love. AmazonKU
This is the Galactic Cyborg Heat Series. Full of hot passionate males set in the Galactic Cyborg world of dominance and sexual awakening. This is a HEA, Hot Romantic Fiction Novel. A tantalizing story of passions and desires, that unexpectedly brings together two people from different worlds. AmazonKU
Nala – When an unknown enemy shoots down her space cruise ship, Nala’s pod crash lands on an unidentified planet. Flat on her back, she finds herself looking up at a blue male with horns, tattoos, and a disarming smile. But her motto is ‘The only good alien is a dead alien.’ The male doesn’t hurt her. No, he tries to woo her. He claims to have two cocks and says both are hard for her, proving she’s his heart mate, whatever that is. Clearly, he’s crazy. Either way, she won’t be another notch on his beautifully tattooed chest. Skaggs – Skaggs never thought the gods would gift him a sholani. They literally sent her down wrapped up in a silver pod, just for him. She landed on his property, and on Zyan, anything on your property is, well… your property. Good thing too, because he’s in a bind that requires having a female. She’s his, and he’s not letting her go. First, he’ll have to save her from the aliens who are trying to kill her. Can he convince her she’s meant for him and that he’s not the manwhore he appears to be, but a Zyanthan Warrior worthy of her love? AmazonKU
VS Note: I’ve read books one and two and pre-ordered book three. You know me and dystopian romance! The series starts with an “out of control global virus” and there are the usual post apoc type problems with outlaws, etc.
Surviving the virus was one thing, surviving humanity after is another. Are you ready for Kat and Quinn’s story? After Tomorrow is book 3 in The After series of post-apocalyptic romance novels. AmazonKU
Torin is a trained assassin. He has never met a female who’s his match…until he is paired with Special Agent Sky’lar on Portex Three. Together the two of them must track a serial killer through space, but in the process someone is going to get Pierced…Special Agent Sky’lar is a rare Pitch-Blood Kindred female. She has lived most of her life on Portex Three and never even seen one of her own kind since her mother died when she was young. Imagine her surprise when she walks into work at the Peace Keeper Station and is informed by her Captain that she has a new partner. Not only that, but her partner is a Kindred warrior and a male. Since females are dominant on Portex Three, this is a new and unwelcome development for Sky. How can a male possibly make a good partner? Commander Torin works for the Kindred Elite Espionage group—he’s been trained as a spy and an assassin but right now he’s tracking a killer. A mysterious entity has been murdering Kindred Ambassadors and the rulers of planets where females are in charge. Zetta Prime and Yonnie Six have already been hit and Portex Three is third on the killer’s list. Torin knows that Sky doesn’t like working with him but he doesn’t give a damn—he’s willing to do whatever it takes to catch the murderer, even if it means baring parts of his soul that he’s kept secret, even from himself. Now the killer is on the loose and instead of another Ambassador, Sky is in his sights. Will Torin be able to stop him before he kills again? And will Sky survive the killer’s murderous intentions? AmazonKU
VS Note: The Orcs were enslaved on an alien planet…
I felt nothing. Remembered nothing. Then, she touched me…Gathred’s life as a killing machine suited him. Waking up after an explosion with no memory, no past and no future, he does as his clan orders. But when the clan leader raises his sword at the wild, blonde daughter of their human rival, his loyalty changes hands. The tiny human’s touch makes him remember things better left behind. Aleena longs for the simple times before the orcs returned. Now, she’s her father’s right hand as he lords over the largest illegal orc street drug ring in the occupied territory. When they are attacked, she’s trapped with the enemy and she’s down for the fight. Only, this orc is different with white eyes and a strange power that makes her want to kneel at his feet. He is her captor, her enemy but her heart is soon caught in the crossfire. She becomes his salvation, but is he her doom? This mighty, orc knows what he wants, and nothing will stop him from claiming his mate. And binding her to him in a way that cannot be undone. AmazonKU
I’m falling for my space pirate boss, but rogue aliens are after him—and now me. It was a simple job. Sneak aboard a pirate spaceship and steal a precious artifact from the brooding, too-hot captain, Matis. Before I know it, I’ll be on my way back to Earth with enough credits to cure my mom’s sickness. Is it my fault I accidentally stab him? Instead of making me walk the interstellar plank, he makes me serve as his cabin boy. Good thing he doesn’t realize I’m not a boy. His snarly outside hides a squishy center, but someone’s out to kill him, and who needs to get tangled up in that? Then we’re trapped on a rogue space station with alien pirates trying to kill us. He discovers my secret. He says we’ll escape—and then he’s claiming me as his fated mate. AmazonKU
Summer and fall in the mountains gave us the peace we needed to heal and turn Thornewood into a safe haven. Everything we’ve worked so hard for is within our grasp—peace, family, love. Until a confrontation with our neighbors throws our two clans into turmoil, and all our hopes collapse around us. We may have escaped the city, but the thing about life after the plague is that danger is everywhere. Secrets are uncovered, and identities are revealed. The fires of our love burn brighter than ever as the power vacuum of collapsed world governments hurtles our world closer than ever toward war. AmazonKU
She sings as she dances, her long golden hair glistening in the sun, the only brightness I can see. From a distance I have watched her, guarded her. Slain any dangers. I should have brought her back to the aerie long before this, but a burning in my blood has stopped me. She is mine. Mine alone. A new threat has arisen, enemies unknown. I can keep my distance no longer. But when I come out of the shadows, can the little human female ever accept what I have done? AmazonKU
Trapped on a space wreck, alone. My only hope is a grumpy, sexy voice on the other side of the line. Arianna – It’s my worst nightmare, stuck all alone in outer space. Did I mention alone? I’m not hero material, I’m the school dropout, the misfit. Now I have to save myself. When I manage to send out an SOS, the grumpy alien voice that answers sets my blood on fire. Why do I always fall for the broody, silent type? Now I need to convince him to rescue me, without scaring him off. I hope he can reach me before I run out of food. But the ship that finds me first… It isn’t his. Da’vi – I don’t trust the human woman asking for my help, yet I can’t get her out of my head. She gets under my skin like nothing ever has before. I have to rescue her, and to get to her in time, I do the thing I swore I’d never do again. While my former commanding officer is chasing me to build him a super engine, I make one just to rescue Arianna with her cheerful smile. She is nothing like me, she’d hate me if she really knew me. I want her anyway. I will protect her from my enemies and from the slavers. If I can get to her in time. AmazonKU
Abandoned as an infant under a vicarage archway, Amelia Keystone is now a trainee Agent of the Queen. In the city of Bath she’s on a real mission — keep the Count of Lille distracted while his hotel room is searched. The Count is a suspected assassin, which adds to the challenge, but he’s attractive and charming with a reputation for bedding beautiful women. So how hard can it be for Amelia to pass this milestone in her training? Then she discovers the charming Count holds the key to her past. How far will she go to discover his secrets?
VS Note: The blurb from book one mentions “frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant”, which is the scifi element.
Faced with the prospect of being sold in marriage to a vicious old man, Alys runs away to volunteer to be Grabbed. She’s spent her life preparing to be a wife and mother. Why not take her chances with a stranger who wants a family of his own? Swift hasn’t always been a good man. He’s made mistakes, but he dedicated himself to his duty and to regaining his honor. When he sees the strong, dark-haired beauty with lush curves, Swift decides that’s the woman he wants. He chases, catches and collars Alys. Alys thought she understood what being a wife was, but she quickly realizes that her lessons in running a household and raising children were woefully lacking. She knows nothing of the sensual and wicked delights Swift shows her. Guided by his skilled hand, she’s left breathless and fearing she may truly be wanton. But their domestic bliss is threatened on all sides, and not only by the ongoing war with the Splinters. When a mistake from Swift’s past endangers the fragile trust between the couple, Alys will have to decide how hard she’s willing to fight for her man—and whether Swift is worthy of her love. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Rebecca Amber knows what it’s like to lose all hope. That’s why she volunteers to help struggling teens, always taking along her giant, two-hundred pound lap-dog named Lilah. The Bull Mastiff loves the kids almost as much as Rebecca does. When an eerie stranger shows up on the streets with a new drug called Quell, Rebecca will have none of it. Little does she know that interfering with this drug dealer means taking on alien criminals far worse than anything she’s faced before—and they will not hesitate to eliminate her—and her pet. Elite Hunter Stark is on Earth to stop a vicious alien gangster from setting up shop on the unsuspecting, primitive planet. Stark has a job to do and the last thing he needs is a mysterious woman haunting his dreams. She is more dangerous to his peace of mind than the outlaws he hunts. She keeps company with a clumsy, oversized, hairy creature she claims is a beloved pet. Worse, she refuses to back down from an enemy determined to kill her. How will he defeat his enemies when he is consumed with the need protect her, touch her, and claim his MARKED MATE?
My kids are my world. No dark elf will take them away! The dark elf, Imris, saw me. Chased me. Won me. After I gave in…He left me. Not just heartbroken. But also…
Pregnant. A year later, I’ve moved on and am thriving. Life is hard. But good. And then Imris comes back. He says he never wanted to be sent away. That he fought to come back to me. He says he still loves me. Dare I trust him? Or is it an act? Will he leave again? Do I risk falling in love with him again? And more importantly…Do I risk letting my kids love him too? AmazonKU
Choler has yet to find his mate among human females and Thora hasn’t found hers among the Vakhings, but when they meet, sparks fly… from their weapons meeting in battle. Ouch! There’s this tiny misunderstanding—well, attempted pillaging of women by the Vakhings—that turns into a kinda sorta kidnapping and suddenly Choler is involved in an intergalactic incident. Now he must use every ounce of his negotiating abilities as the Preor Ambassador and defuse the situation to avoid a massive war between Earth and the Vakhings. Oh, and also convince his mate he’s not the enemy but truly his in every way possible. From the tip of her pert nose to the fullness of her breasts and the perfect roundness of her—ahem. She’s perfect in every way. She just also happens to hate Choler for the whole kidnapping thing. Dammit. Faced with a tumultuous mating filled with emptiness, Choler must convince Thora he was an innocent bystander, but will she listen and soften her heart toward him?
HOLLY IS A COWARD IN A WORLD OF WARRIORS – Anxiety and shyness have been her constant companions all of her life, and the only thing she dislikes more than instability is change. It’s bad enough that everything she knows and love has been taken away from her, but she now finds herself on an alien planet populated by people that believe aggression can solve all problems. They call her brave, they call her a warrior, and it’s an absolute joke. ROMIVAL IS A SCHOLAR IN A WORLD OF SOLDIERS – He’s not an aggressive male. Never has been. He’s uninterested in searching for his mate, wanting only to focus on his research and his studies. Then, he gets his first real look at the skittish human female that he’s been tasked with interviewing in his mission to find her planet. What are these changes coming over him? What is this protective anger he feels? How does one claim a female so easily spooked? AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK – Combing the infinite universe for a single planet. Accepting yourself for who you are. Winning a female too scared to be won. Facing your future without flinching. It is not an easy thing to learn what it means to be a true warrior – to have the spirit of a domini. AmazonKU
In the final book of the Red Planet Jungle series, love ignites like an instantaneous bonfire. When Komik, a powerful and loyal Zmaj warrior, first sets eyes on the human female Lisa, his heart is immediately captured. Lisa, the last surviving human female without a mate, feels the same instant attraction to the exotic and imposing Zmaj. But their love is in danger of ending before it can even get started. Komik is bound by the sacred vows of his Order, and the fierce Zmaj has never considered breaking them until the arrival of the exotic human female. Despite this, he is irresistibly drawn to her, and his primal instincts awaken. He knows that she is his treasure. An even greater threat to their future, the future of all the humans, is the Order. They are led by a powerful and malevolent Eye that controls the Red Planet Jungle, and they will stop at nothing to use the females as breeding material. Komik and Lisa’s mission takes them through dangerous territory as they fight to overthrow the Order and escape to a new home where their love can flourish. The Red Planet Jungle series reaches its thrilling conclusion in this final book, where love and bravery will be tested like never before. Will Komik and Lisa’s love be enough to foil the Order’s insidious plans, or will it prove too powerful to overcome? AmazonKU
Kidnapped and trapped in an alien auction house…Every time I try to escape, I’m threatened with the worst kind of fate by my new “warden”. If I’m to survive on this strange planet, I have to use my body and wit to do it. I don’t want to just survive—I need to escape, away from this place and its war. But most of all, away from him. The massive blue-skinned alien tasked to detain me for his master. With the approaching ritual my enemies prepare me for, time is running out. I must join forces with my warden and find a way off this planet…But the longer I’m here, the harder it is to resist the pull that entices me to touch his body and tangle his alien anatomy with my own. The way he looks at me and the way he protects me makes me confront the darkest truth of all: I’m willing to give him everything, even if it means facing a fate worse than death itself. AmazonKU
An Elysium Warrior’s pull is legendary, used to entice willing females into their arms. Too bad Tarian’s mate is an emotionally unavailable geneticist. Bree doesn’t believe in fate or destiny, and she’s allergic to anything resembling a relationship. When she’s tasked to be the lead geneticist for the Elysium mate program, she harbors more than a few misgivings. After being targeted by a hate group, she’s forced to relocate to a remote military base…And triggers the Elysium Ambassador’s mate bond response. Tarian, son of Koath, is determined to protect Kyllell and Ada by uncovering the Chassak infiltrators. When his brother assigns him to run security for the team of scientists working on the mate program, the last thing he wants to do is leave Elysius. But when he arrives at the military base, he has an entirely new individual to protect…and his horns burn black for her. Bree is completely resistant to his charms, but Tarian is determined to keep her no matter the cost. To complicate matters, a traitor waits for the perfect moment to destroy the entire program and kill his mate. Can Bree and Tarian uncover the key to saving the Elysium race before their enemies’ attack? AmazonKU
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VS: For my backlist spotlight this week – The fourth and final book (so far anyway) in my alien empath series. My daughter’s had been challenging me to write a kick ass female mercenary so I took the opportunity for this book and had a lot of fun with it. I think she and Ripley of “Aliens” would get along pretty well – my heroine in this book fights one of the Shemdylann alien pirates in hand toi hand combat…and the hero is a very high born alien empath.
Larissa Channer, a tough no-nonsense mercenary in the Sectors, is celebrating success on her last job and a big bonus, with no slightest thought of taking on another assignment anytime soon. Out for a night of carousing with her friends at a third rate carnival on a backwater planet, she walks into the tent of a fake fortune teller and finds herself confronting the most intriguing man she’s ever seen. But something’s wrong, ominous currents lie beneath the surface of their encounter and Larissa can’t leave well enough alone.
Samell, a powerful, high born empathic priest, has been kidnapped from his own primitive planet along with a number of his people, and sold to the shady operator of an interstellar carnival. Kept enslaved, pretending to be a fortune teller while forced by his captor to steal information from the minds of all who come before him, Samell despairs of every breaking free.
Until Larissa walks into his tent and he recognizes the warrior who might mean the difference between life and death.
The situation becomes dire when Larissa and Samell come to the attention of the Shemdylann pirates who kidnapped him in the first place and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the empathic alien noble, and derail the Mawreg plot against the Sectors? And will the soldier end up with her prince when all’s said and done?
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He loathes elves. He can’t fall in love with one. Ever. Imprisoned by the Elven court on a fateful mission, Gudvar’s life hangs in the balance. But the risk of death is nothing compared to success, which could mean the end of the war against the elf scourge. And if he can kidnap the woman responsible for his best friend’s death as he escapes, so much the better. He’ll extract all the information he needs from her and then…well, one less elf in the world is nothing to complain about, right? But Lady Adharian isn’t the arrogant elf he expected. Spending time with her, he sees there is more to her than meets the eye. Desperate for freedom, she didn’t expect help from an orc…Adharian has suffered a miserable existence as her husband—a powerful, but cruel elven champion who hates her—torments her. Desperate to get away and find her lost son, she never anticipated aid from an orc. Gudvar is a ruthless warrior with a fearsome reputation, but as he helps her flee from court (okay, so he didn’t give her much of a choice but she’s not arguing about that), she realizes he’s not the enemy she thought him to be. Beneath his tough exterior lies a compassionate and protective man, and during their perilous journey through dangerous terrain she finds herself attracted to him in ways she hadn’t imagined. But the champion won’t give up that easily. When Adharian is taken from deep within orc lands, Gudvar must face long-hidden truths about Adharian, his best friend’s death—and his own deep-seated feelings for the beguiling elven woman he has come to love.
A twisted heart, a hollow soul. A broken warrior, lost gods of old. A thief of shadows, blessed with light, A single lie which stole their might. A princess to win, in a brutal game. A great empire falling to a monster’s claim. A forbidden love, a curse untold. The last immortal trapped in a coin of gold. AmazonKU
VS note: Prequel, releasing the same day.
Once upon a dark dream, the gods told me of our ruin,
But I wasn’t nearly as afraid as I should have been. The walls of my world are crumbling, and it may be too late to save us. The clock is ticking, and a cruel fate has been laid at my feet, And now I am standing at a crossroads with the blade of destiny in my grip. To strike would be to end us all, but staying my hand is not an option. So perhaps it’s time to accept that my sins may cause the Fae to fall. This is a prequel novella set 1000 years before A Game of Malice and Greed. AmazonKU
When the past blows into town, a witch goes along for the ride. Surprises aren’t Skye O’Malley’s favorite thing, but this gloomy February is full of them. Fix My Town, a reality renovation show, has set its sights on Skye’s little coffee shop — and won’t take her emphatic “no” for an answer. Worse, the producers are staying in the same rental that was the scene of a murder just a few months earlier. A harbinger of things to come? Skye begins to wonder…especially when an apparition from the past blows into town. Alicia Petrucci, who abandoned Skye as a baby, is back to teach Skye the ways of Petrucci family magic. Skye would like to throw her newly resurfaced mother out on her ear, but the temptation to strengthen her magic is hard to resist. With Alicia’s guidance, Skye’s true powers begin to emerge — along with the hope that she can build a relationship with the mother she never knew. But when one of the show’s producers is murdered and Alicia is accused of the crime, Skye will need more than tea leaves and dreams to prove her innocence. She’ll need to move mountains…and outrun the real killer before she becomes the next victim.
Hailey is starting to get the hang of this whole work/life balance thing. She is taking on more responsibility as the mate of the vampire king of the United States like working with the vampire council to form a task force to go after rogues—another branch of the Bond Girl Agency. Despite the extra enforcement role, her schedule has freed up enough that she’s able to go to Milan to help clean out the personal effects of the evil former council members. Nothing could go wrong with that right? [Insert evil vampire laugh] Hailey and crew accidentally awaken an immortal power bent on punishing the world for her imprisonment. Now they must find a way to not only find said mega-evil, but stop her. Easy-peasy, right? AmazonKU
Between being a single mum and trying to keep her café profitable enough to pay the rent, Tacey barely has a moment to herself. So when a rare night out with the girls earns her a supernatural stalker, that’s the last straw. Wystan Steel has one regret – he wishes he’d been able to save his wife and child. Forced to watch Tacey and her daughter from afar, he’ll do anything to fulfil his duty to protect them – even if that means Tacey hates him for it. Besides, enemies have become lovers before.
Fall in love with witches, feel the connection with shifters, and uncover hidden depths with mer in this spell-binding collection of paranormal romances.
There’s something for everyone within the pages of this fun, flirty, and uplifting supernatural anthology.
Destiny is here. So is heartbreak. I have my answers, but they have come at a price. Now there is nothing left within my heart but war and vengeance. Faerie will face a new dawn. First, I must conquer my powers and take command of the lands of Winter. Once I am master of both, nothing will stop me. My armies will swarm the lands, changing the world forever. Faerie will bend to a new king… The Cursed King is the third and final book in a Dark Fantasy trilogy with a slow-burn MM Enemies to Lovers Romance that unfolds as the series progresses. AmazonKU
I’ll become bride of monsters but the happy ending I desire will come at a spell-binding cost. My monsters–Altair, Morpheus, and Dominik–have vanished, taken by some evil magic I know will require a great sacrifice to unravel. But I’m prepared to do anything.
My sister is still missing. Even worse, I think she’s tied up in my cruel fate in some way. The coven hates me for what I took away from them, and some unknown entity has a target on my back. I thought the most challenging obstacle would be figuring out how to break my betrothal to a spiteful shifter prince so I could live happily with my three beastly kings in shadow world, but nope…Without my demon kings by my side, I’ll have to make hard and fast decisions. Trusting isn’t easy because even the most innocent souls become devils. In the wise words of Dominik…in order to transform, sometimes you must break first. Raising hell was easy. Facing the outcome…is a pain in the ass.
You can’t run from the past forever…Lizzie Grace has finally returned to Canberra, the city where she grew up and a place that holds so many bad memories. Not only does she have to testify at her father’s trial, but also deal with her ex’s will and relatives unhappy that she’s inherited a good chunk of his assets. Yet Canberra holds more than just memories of an unwanted marriage. It’s where her sister was murdered, and the man responsible was never caught. Witches are once again being ritualistically sacrificed, and it holds terrible echoes of those past deaths. As the murders draw closer to home, Lizzie finds herself in a race to hunt down the wraith of a man after the ultimate revenge…the soul of the woman who once escaped him.
Someone’s cat is missing and Parker Ferro, San Amaro’s best paranormal PI can’t find it.
Parker Ferro has cracked some tough cases, so he didn’t think a missing cat would be the investigation to ruin his five star rating. But months in, he still can’t find the feline and the only lead he can track points straight to a dead body. With Paranormal Crimes now involved, Nick joins Parker when they head straight into the illegal world of familiar theft. As the body count rises, Parker and Nick are drawn deeper into a darker game than they’ve ever played before, and drag the people around them in with them. When shadows begin to move, fae politics gets bloody, and the Dark Realm prepares for war, Parker and Nick are faced with a threat to the lives of all of the thousand realms. To win, they’ll need to decide how much they can bear to sacrifice. AmazonKU
Wood of bygone screams, Smite, smite thy secret schemes. Sway ye watchful leaves of Ancient, Roots, boots bleed thee benevolent. Spry guardians spy pry, Age bends thee Archive’s time. Winks of blood of thy crime, Sought by thee divine. Whilst an old, vengeful Fae titters, contented. AmazonKU
A Royal Tournament. Thrilling Magic. Deadly Mysteries. Slow-Burn Romance. Last night, Eira killed a man. However justified her actions were, many now regard her as a cold-blooded murderer and a heretic who extinguished their hope. But there’s no time to explain herself. She barely has a chance to wash the blood off her hands before the Tournament of Five Kingdoms begins. Sequestered with the other champions for the duration of the tournament, Eira must now navigate the games, her competition, the enemies who hunt her head, and — somehow worse than all the rest — being stuck in close quarters with the man who broke her heart. All is fair in love and magical tournaments, and Eira is ready for the fight of her life. Amazon KU
I may have magical power, but this case is going to take more than magic. It’s going to take a miracle. It started as a straightforward babysitting mission for me and Flinty Jack: take care of an Ancient Egyptian mummy come to life, while the legal teams sort the intricacies of his immigration status. Problem #1: there’s five thousand years of communication barrier between us. Problem #2: he thinks he’s a god. Like, a literal god.
Problem #3: someone’s trying to kill him – and anyone standing in their way. Problem #4: did I mention that he actually thinks he’s a god on Earth? It’s our job to keep him safe, and we’re going to do it. As long as I can keep myself from strangling him, anyway. AmazonKU
The Blood in Me is a pregnancy novella following the first couple featured in our SoulBlood series, Kora and Aldeon. Aldeon has a problem…His mate is heavily pregnant, hormonal, and experiencing a craving for her beloved candy, the Skittles. There’s only one thing he can do; gift his mate with everything she desires and hope she doesn’t murder him in the process. AmazonKU
The Vampire King is dead…So now I’m on the run from his maniacal successor, with a critically wounded vampire prince who needs feeding and the maid who loves him at my side. And I thought the Harvest Games were bad…To make matters infinitely worse, I’m pretty much obsessed with the General of the Vampire Army, who—spoiler alert—has been tasked with leading the hunting party sent to kill me and my not-so-merry band of misfits. The only chance we have of getting through this mess alive is to throw ourselves at the mercy of the neighboring werewolves and hope they don’t rip us to shreds. They are the key to defeating the newly crowned “King” Edmund and saving the Vampire Kingdom from a return to the old days. Days filled with unchecked cruelty, torture, and mayhem. It would take a little cunning and loads of audacity to even attempt to negotiate an alliance between two species that have been warring for centuries. Luckily, I’ve got both in spades. AmazonKU
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. AmazonKU
ASTERI ARE A GIRL’S WORST NIGHTMARE. Seriously, they’re crazier than demons. And the most sinister of them all? The Maker’s right hand, Arch Asteri Mikhael. He’s furious with me and my soulmate—Nox, the Crown Prince of Hell—for subverting that cursed prophecy, and he wants to destroy us. With the threat of a war between Heaven and Hell, and Mikhael’s imminent revenge hanging over our heads like a guillotine, I thought we were as screwed as possible. But I was wrong. It turns out that death is not the worst fate imaginable. Nox and I learn that the hard way. Unbalanced and in more danger than ever, we have no option but to accept the help of a most unlikely ally—Lilith, Queen of the Underworld. Can Nox and I defeat our enemies once and for all? Or will destiny give us a blow we can’t recover from this time? AmazonKU
With my fated mate at my side, we face the final showdown for survival. The attacks on wolf shifter packs continue to rage on. Humans will stop at nothing to see us wiped out.
And those we once trusted continue to help them. Deception is our game now. We must use all our resources to rescue the captive packs. Before it’s too late. The only thing stronger than the bond with my mate is my determination. Blood will be shed in this fight. But we’re willing to risk it all to save our species. Survival of the supernatural world hangs in the balance. It’s a battle I can only hope we won’t lose. Amazon KU
Werewolves. They’re enough to drive me to distraction. Just a couple of months ago, I was a regular divorced mother of two—working from home, participating in the PTA, and ready to start dating again. Then I went on a date with an evil vampire, accidentally killed him, and was drafted into the supernatural SWAT team that showed up too late to save me. Working with the paranormal police force left me worried about werewolves. Not only my overly attractive boss Anson Bentley, but also Gerard Collier, the werewolf pack alpha who’s determined to gain control over me. Not to mention the werewolves we rescued from Collier’s mistreated pack. And as it turns out, I was right to be concerned. Because now I’m convinced one—or maybe all—of those werewolves will destroy my life. Unless, of course, I can find a way to use the magical crystal ball I’ve apparently inherited to bring all the werewolves in my life under control. One way or another, though, one thing’s for certain. Someone’s going to end up wrecked by werewolves. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
I love you…Nox’s tear-filled words echo across the sand as she and Amaris are torn apart. They’ve battled fiercely to find each other again, and have barely reunited when Amaris is taken away by the queen’s dragon. Injured and desperate, Amaris is forced to navigate her new surroundings with the help of Raascot’s enigmatic general if she hopes to stay alive. At the same time, across the land and running out of options, Nox forms a partnership with the continent’s league of peacekeeping assassins, begging their help to find Amaris and forge some stability between the kingdoms. As wounds heal and new relationships blossom, Nox and Amaris must confront impossible obstacles and stretch their magic to its limits if they are ever to create a world that might finally reunite them for good. The odds are narrow, the stakes are high, and one question remains: Is it fate, love, or something else entirely that binds these two women together? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Dahlia Monroe ran for her life with help from her friends. Now hiding in Full Moon Bay, she’s making a new start, with her first job being to expand Midnight Mates Club. She’s diving into the project and will not be distracted by a handsome shifter. No matter how many dirty thoughts she has, the hot tiger is off limits. Tiger shifter Rafferty McGee is a busy man. Being the project manager over the club’s expansion is a big job. It’s his chance to prove to everyone that he’s not just a pretty face. When a beautiful but bullheaded woman walks in with blueprints in hand, he’s in trouble. It’s his mate. When she tells him she will never date a shifter again, Raff knows he’s got big problems. He needs to help his mate get past her hate of shifters to have a chance at love. But ensuring her safe is hard to do when her past remains very much alive. AmazonKU
Caitlyn Wilde loves her career. She geeks out when it comes to spreadsheets and digging into numbers. Day one at her new job is going great until she meets her boss for the first time—the same man who was her first and only one-night stand the night before. She’ll get over it. Tall, strong and sexy is about to make her job extra hard. Max Ellison, stud bear alpha and CEO, has met his match. His newly found mate is not only his company’s new controller, she completely controls her life. She’s not letting Max get near her emotionally or physically. At all. He knows she’s meant for him so he’s not gonna let the most intelligent, stubborn and beautiful woman he’s ever met out of his life. Max is clueless when it comes to winning a woman’s affection. Especially when he can’t use his physical prowess to his advantage. He has got to figure out what his woman wants before she’ll give him the time of day. If he’s not savvy enough, he’ll lose her to the one person looking to put an end to her career and her life. AmazonKU
The legend of the first mermaid – Atargatis who jumped into the sea after losing the love of her life and now slumbers for all eternity – is passed down from one mermaid to another. It’s one that Akira has heard all her life, but she never knew how real it would be until things started to change in her kingdom. When an earthquake reveals an ancient tomb, odd things start happening and Akira feels a connection to the beautiful woman who is searching the waters. When the strange woman reveals that she is the first mermaid, the legendary Atargatis, the entire kingdom rejoices. AmazonKU
VS Note: ISS= INSTITUTUM SEQUUNTUR SOMNIA
I would go to war to protect the nightmares I loved. War was at our doorstep threatening to kill my father, and with him were enough humans that if battle ensued, it would make national headlines. Ones that would only further divide and enhance the hatred between humans and nightmares. War had to be defeated, I just didn’t know how. My answer comes in the unlikeliest of avenues—traveling across the world to a remote island to find a group of people I’d never met but couldn’t consider strangers. With their help, we would be able to break the compulsion that allowed War to hold the humans hostage…and hopefully bring an end to this for once and for all. AmazonKU
Welcome to Starry Hollow where spells were made to be broken. All spell breaks loose when the residents of Starry Hollow start appearing to others the way they see themselves. When a dead body is discovered amidst the chaos, supernatural sleuth Ember Rose takes charge of the investigation, alongside a very tall and not-remotely-green Deputy Bolan. Thanks to the spell Sheriff Nash finds himself all wolf, which also impacts his attempt at a marriage proposal. Can Ember find the killer who’s hidden in plain sight or is she doomed to get lost in the smoke and mirrors? AmazonKU
The countries of Eistrea and Hellebore were once one land, torn asunder by a brutal war. A thousand years later, the Hellebore Empire and the Kingdom of Eistrea foster peace along the shared borders of the massive river Adracias, united by faith in a mysterious river god and an ancient treaty signed in blood and magic. Prince Elia of Eistrea is the youngest of four and is hated by siblings and royal parent alike. Outcast for being different in more ways than one, Elia suffers through abuse and scorn without much hope for a better life. Gifted with magic that leaves him hated by his father, Elia is waiting for the day he’s tossed aside like trash and left to die, or married off to a cold-hearted stranger after political power. The festival of Adracias approaches, and the Hellebore Empire has sent their ambassador to Eistrea, guarded by a squadron of the infamous Hellions, the best warriors in Hellebore. One of their numbers is Sir Merrick, a kind, gentle warrior who notices Elia and treats him as if he were precious. Despite knowing better, Elia falls in love with the Hellion guard. Elia dreams of a day he can call a man like Sir Merrick his love, and yearns for the impossible. Yet Sir Merrick has a secret, one even bigger than the magic abilities Elia keeps hidden from the realm under the threat of violence. When Elia learns the truth hidden in plain sight, the potential for war on a scale never seen before erupts between the two lands. Tensions rise and swords are drawn, and then Elia is offered a chance to both achieve his heart’s most secret desire and preserve a thousand-year-old peace. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
My name is Rebel, but I’ve never done a rebellious thing in my life. I’ve lived under my stepmother’s thumb for years, until the night of my nineteenth birthday. The night she sends a hunter to chase me down in the woods. What happens next is the stuff of fairy tales. Magic, wolves, fated mates, and an evil witch who wants to capture me. Tale of Blood and Snow is a twisted fairy tale version of Snow White. Expect shifters, steam, and evil villains. This is a 37k word novella with a happily ever after. AmazonKU
WRAITH. WITCH. WARRIOR – The moment Altara broke Zale’s curse both fated mates have been sucked into the Eternal Forest, a place of legend, mystery and danger. But as both try to come to terms with the trauma of their pasts, greater forces will do everything they can to stop them from being together. AmazonKU
Nothing worth getting is ever easy. I think that’s how the saying goes. I could definitely do with a little easy right now, though it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Surrounded by murder, espionage, and men far too sexy for their own good, every day is a whirlwind. Even my newfound powers may not be enough to help as enemies slither from the shadows. Things with my guys are heating up, and new revelations are on the horizon as we explore each other and try to find our balance in this world. But when one of my own is taken from me, I must embrace a side of myself I didn’t know existed. I’ll do anything and everything to ensure the survival of the men I’ve grown to care for. But am I strong enough to fight against threats I can’t even begin to comprehend? Do I have what it takes to save those I love, the men considered demons by the rest of the world? I’m beginning to realize that I love my demons—but maybe to protect them, I’ll have to embrace the ones inside of my own mind. AmazonKU
You’ve heard the tale of the sword in the stone, how a young boy named Arthur became the one and true king of Camelot. But what would the story have been like if Arthur never pulled the sword? What if, instead, it was drawn by accident by a cow on his way to the butcher’s shop? Join Buddy the cow, Chester the not-a-centaur, the High Wizard Rick, and the bunny girl barbarian Jayne Phonda on their wacky adventures to reclaim the throne of Cowmelot. It’s a moo-ving tale of a group of unlikely friends on a quest to save the world from the horrors of Hamazon and its dastardly owner, Geoff Geezos. Forced by the hand of destiny, Buddy must fight his way across the countryside to reclaim the crown of Cowmelot and the throne, wrestling it away from the eldritch evil that seeks to steal the sword’s power. Can a simple cow and his ridiculous friends save Cowmelot in time? Or will their dysfunctional family fall apart under the pressure that fate has placed upon them? AmazonKU
VS Note: “paranormal reaper twist”.
Chrome: Everything is finally falling into place. I’ve reunited with my twin. The woman I love has become my wife. And to top it off? I’m now patched into the RBMC in Tonopah.
With my ol’ lady Cameron, I move to Nevada to start our new life together. But the past never fully dies, and when the ones I love are threatened, the monster inside me awakens. I’ve been hunted since the moment I left Michigan. My enemies are coming for me, but I’m not alone anymore. The Reaper is bringing the entire club to confront the man who started this path of carnage, the Russian who gave Solonik orders and ripped me from my family. No one messes with me and mine. I’ll protect the ones I love viciously. No matter the cost. Rael: I’ve finally found peace. The monster inside has grown silent, content with my woman and the upcoming birth of my twin sons…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
He’s tortured. She’s broken. Together they must face the most legendary beast of all.
Ferris didn’t hesitate to leave behind his mortal life as a drummer. Not when it meant rescuing the alluring, pink-haired vampire who saved his life years ago. But now that they’re both free from the Queen of Hearts, an unexpected emotion is surfacing—lust.
Mouse fled the mortal world centuries ago after a heinous event nearly destroyed her. She would never have guessed that her new life would take a monstrous turn once away from the Ruby Heart Palace. But now her thirst for blood is all-consuming. Seeking a way to destroy the Jabberwocky seems like a good way for Ferris and Mouse to focus their energy, but the danger only heightens their mounting sexual desire. A desire that needs to be sated. AmazonKU
Nightmares and desires have more in common than you’d think. Or at least they do if you’re a broken Succubus. I should be making bank, delivering fantasies to my clients and feeding off their lust. Instead, a night with me leaves them with a lifetime of nightmares. Even the damn seedy strip club that had been all too happy to hire me kicked me out the door when they started losing regulars. Apparently, the no touch policy isn’t enough of a safety net. I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with me. Destined to be an outcast, it seems. Until I run into two men who have dark sides of their own. Maybe our demons match. Maybe they’re punishing themselves by embracing my violent gifts. All I know is that I don’t want them to stop. Even if I kill them in the process. AmazonKU
Wild magic creates chaos in San Francisco and Jordan slips under its spell…Negotiations with the LA vampires have failed. Having survived the attempted razing of their enclave by the dragons, the vampires are now holding Jordan’s sister hostage and are demanding a unicorn for her safe return. There’s only one problem. Unicorns aren’t animals. They are wild magic best left alone. Jordan holds the media responsible for Katie’s capture. If they had stayed out of his private life, she would’ve been safe. With Edra banned from LA and Jordan unable to even look at the case, there is nothing they can do to facilitate her release unless they want to risk catching a unicorn. The vote that will decide the status of mythological people draws near, protests are increasing, and wild magic is creating havoc in the city. Jordan and Edra are pushed to their breaking point. When Jordan encounters the unicorn, it gives him what he craves most: escape. As tensions rise, lines are drawn. Edra is on his own to save Jordan and the city. AmazonKU
ith a dangerous Object of Power in a mundie’s hands, the Backside of Forty is off to Greece for a danger-filled adventure deep in the ancient playground of the Gods and Goddesses…The goddess Artemis exerting her influence over our lives is proving to be a bigger pain in the ass than we expected. As her missions take us away from Cottlehill Wilds and our mates more often than not, it seems our biggest challenge is simply not resenting her. Up next on our itinerary? Hunting down a human archaeologist who somehow got his hands on a downright deadly artifact. Locating our target is no simple task, but with the help of our magical skills we track the archaeologist halfway across the globe. There isn’t time to appreciate the beautiful ruins of ancient Greece as we navigate Zeus’s magical traps and mind mythological monsters. This is much more than a simple retrieval mission, and it seems someone else has plans for the Object of Power. Suddenly this mission is a race against the clock, and the outcome is a matter of life and death. If we can’t find the Object, countless lives will be lost, and the magical world will finally be exposed. AmazonKU
Off the coast of Ireland sits a legendary island hidden by magic. A place of ruins and ancient trees, sea salt air, and fairy lore, Hy-Brasil is the only home Biddy has ever known. Washed up on its shore as a baby, Biddy lives a quiet life with her guardian, the mercurial magician Rowan. A life she finds increasingly stifling. One night, Rowan fails to return from his mysterious travels. To find him, Biddy must venture into the outside world for the first time. But Rowan has powerful enemies—forces who have hoarded the world’s magic and have set their sights on the magician’s many secrets. Biddy may be the key to stopping them. Yet the closer she gets to answers, the more she questions everything she’s ever believed about Rowan, her past, and the nature of magic itself.
Amina al-Sirafi should be content. After a storied and scandalous career as one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates, she’s survived backstabbing rogues, vengeful merchant princes, several husbands, and one actual demon to retire peacefully with her family to a life of piety, motherhood, and absolutely nothing that hints of the supernatural. But when she’s tracked down by the obscenely wealthy mother of a former crewman, she’s offered a job no bandit could refuse: retrieve her comrade’s kidnapped daughter for a kingly sum. The chance to have one last adventure with her crew, do right by an old friend, and win a fortune that will secure her family’s future forever? It seems like such an obvious choice that it must be God’s will. Yet the deeper Amina dives, the more it becomes alarmingly clear there’s more to this job, and the girl’s disappearance, than she was led to believe. For there’s always risk in wanting to become a legend, to seize one last chance at glory, to savor just a bit more power…and the price might be your very soul.
Can he break his curse before time runs out? Despite being cursed to sleep as a gargoyle for a hundred years, and awake for only twenty-five, Rian O’Reilly is an optimist. He knows he can find a way to break the curse through the tattooed runes he’s spent years mastering. No need to wait for this true love crap. But he hasn’t found the right combination of magic and his time is almost up. Rian isn’t ready to lose everyone and everything. Again. Professor Logan Davis knows about loss. In the past year, he’s lost his mother, his twin, his werewolf pack, and he’s on the verge of losing his mind. So when he’s invited to Arrington to learn about a legend he’s never heard of, he jumps at the chance for a working vacation. He doesn’t expect to find a handsome gargoyle who needs his help to break a centuries-old curse—and he certainly doesn’t expect his grief to finally overwhelm him. As Rian comforts Logan, he starts to wonder if there might be something to this true love crap after all. He’d give anything to help this gentle giant of a man, but Logan needs time to heal…and time is the one thing Rian doesn’t have. AmazonKU
“Mothers fly away like migrating birds. This is why farmers have daughters.” A fifteen-year-old teenager is the backbone of her small Midwestern family, budgeting the household finances and raising her younger brother while her mom, a talented artist, weaves beautiful tapestries. For six years, it’s been just the three of them—her mom has brought home guests at times, but none have ever stayed. Yet when her mom brings home a six-foot tall crane with a menacing air, the girl is powerless to prevent her mom letting the intruder into her heart, and her children’s lives. Utterly enchanted and numb to his sharp edges, her mom abandons the world around her to weave the masterpiece the crane demands. In this stunning contemporary retelling of “The Crane Wife” by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, one fiercely pragmatic teen forced to grow up faster than was fair will do whatever it takes to protect her family—and change the story.
In A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannonsweeps readers back to the universe of Priory of the Orange Tree and into the lives of four women, showing us a course of events that shaped their world for generations to come. Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory’s purpose. To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow – exactly where she wants to be. The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother’s past is coming to upend her fate. When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Daisy sees dead people—something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she’s completely unprepared to be dumped by her boyfriend. So when her mother inherits a secluded mansion in northern Ontario where she spent her childhood summers, Daisy jumps at the chance to escape. But the house is nothing like Daisy expects, and she begins to realize that her experience with the supernatural might be no match for her mother’s secrets, nor what lurks within these walls…A decade later, Brittney is desperate to get out from under the thumb of her abusive mother, a bestselling author who claims her stay at “Miracle Mansion” allowed her to see the error of her ways. But Brittney knows that’s nothing but a sham. She decides the new season of her popular Haunted web series will uncover what happened to a young Black girl in the mansion ten years prior and finally expose her mother’s lies. But as she gets more wrapped up in the investigation, she’ll have to decide: if she can only bring one story to light, which one matters most—Daisy’s or her own? As Brittney investigates the mansion in the present, Daisy’s story runs parallel in the past, both timelines propelling the girls to face the most dangerous monsters of all: those that hide in plain sight.
Before Dracula, before Nosferatu, there was…CARMILLA. At the height of the Lunar New Year in 1990s New York City, an idealistic social worker turns detective when she discovers young, homeless LGBTQ+ women are being murdered and no one, especially the police, seems to care. A series of clues points her to Carmilla’s, a mysterious nightclub in the heart of her neighborhood, Chinatown. There she falls for the next likely target, landing her at the center of a real-life horror story—and face-to-face with illusions about herself, her life, and her hidden past. Inspired by the gothic novel that started the vampire genre and layered with dark Chinese folklore, this queer, feminist murder mystery is a tale of identity, obsession and fateful family secrets.
After solving a crime blamed on Vodou in New Orleans’s French Quarter, Vodou priestess turned amateur detective Reina Dumond has returned to her benevolent work as a healer. But when her friend and enigmatic client Evangeline “Vangie” Stiles comes to her for a spell, Mambo Reina quickly realizes what Vangie really needs is a sleuth. Something is amiss in the Stileses’ marriage. Five thousand dollars has inexplicably appeared in the bank account Vangie shares with her scam-artist husband, Arthur, and she smells trouble. So does Reina. Especially when her investigation into Arthur’s likely new con leads to murder. Considering the manner of death and the signs on the victim’s body, Reina recognizes it for what it is: ritual magic of the vodouisant kind. As Reina digs deeper, she encounters a conspiracy exploiting vulnerable youth—one of whom may have abilities just like hers. With the help of her friends Darryl and Tyka, Reina must hone her ever-evolving skills to uncover a mystery that reaches further than she imagined. AmazonKU AB
The Nightbirds are Simta’s best-kept secret: Girls with a unique and powerful magic they can gift with just a kiss. Some would kill to possess them; the church would kill them outright. But protected by the Great Houses, the Nightbirds are well-guarded treasures.
As this Season’s Nightbirds, Matilde, Æsa, and Sayer will spend their nights bestowing their gifts to well-paying clients. Once their season is through, they’re each expected to marry a Great House lord and become mothers to the next generation of Nightbirds before their powers fade away. But as they find themselves at the heart of a political scheme that threatens not only their secrets, but their very lives, their future suddenly becomes uncertain. When they discover that there are other girls like them and that their magic is far more than they were told, they see the Nightbird system for what it is: a gilded cage. Now they must make a choice—to remain kept birds or take control, remaking the city that dared to clip their wings. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Two siblings divided by magic and revolution must finally join forces and rally the people to take down the Twilight Order once and for all in the final book of this brilliantly imagined epic fantasy trilogy. The last surviving Chosen, Ashok has finally risen up and taken control of The Twilight Order. He promises equality and prosperity, but Gyre and Maya know the truth. Only death follows in Ashok’s wake. To take him down, Gyre will have to unite old allies—from all across The Splinter Kingdoms and the depths of Deepfire. And Maya will have to seek out a legendary weapon hidden in the mountains that could turn the tide in their battle for freedom.
Julian Moore has a dilemma on his hands. Avoid the loves of his life forever or lose them both. When a mission ends abruptly, Julian is forced to walkaway unfulfilled and furious he couldn’t close the case. However, within twenty-four hours, new intelligence, along with a new mission, arrives in his email. FILO—First In Last Out has been alerted to the weaponization of blood products under the guise of protecting humanity. If Julian takes the case, he must work with the two people he believed he’d never see again, Danger Reeves and Jarah Ibraheim. For over seventy years, he believed Jarah abandoned him, leaving him to rot for eternity. Five years ago, he changed the man he loved, Danger Reeves, because Julian couldn’t let him go. Can Julian heal his broken soul and work with his new partners, or will his anger, sense of betrayal, and guilt destroy their operation along with their society of supernatural beings? All it’ll take is one slip up for all of them to die. AmazonKU
Fight like a man…or a girl disguised as one. I’m a princess disguised as a boy at a supernatural academy. But this isn’t any normal school, we’re training to be assassins.
All I have to do is survive. I didn’t count on the 7 foot tall warriors who call themselves Kings. Covered in strange tattoos, gorgeous, and powerful they’re like no men I’ve ever met. They think I’m a pretty boy. They think I’m pampered. They don’t think I’m strong enough. I’m about to prove them wrong. The Kings are going to devastated when they discover just who they’ve been toying with, but that’s their problem, not mine. My life might be going up in flames, but I’m bringing everyone down with me. AmazonKU
The god of the forge…Life was good in the Neosphere District. I’d made a name for myself as a renowned supernatural bounty hunter, holding the record for most harpies slayed. But the best part about living in the future? Avoiding the other Olympian gods. Banishing a guy from Olympus because he was “imperfect” tends to make one hold a grudge. Go figure. And no other god possessed the means to time travel. But I did. Thanks to the portal hopping device I forged. Yup. Life. Was. Grand – Until a bounty popped up on a certain love goddess. Aphrodite and I had been friends since we were wee gods. I’d be lying to myself if I never thought our “innocent” flirting banter were real on occasion—kidding myself if I said I never wanted things to go beyond platonic…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
A House with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic. When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the French colonial house Ba is restoring. She’s always lied to fit in, so if she’s straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised. But the house has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed. The walls exude a thrumming sound while bugs leave their legs and feelers in places they don’t belong. She finds curious traces of her ancestors in the gardens they once tended. And at night Jade can’t ignore the ghost of the beautiful bride who leaves cryptic warnings: Don’t eat. Neither Ba nor her sweet sister Lily believe that there is anything strange happening. With help from a delinquent girl, Jade will prove this house–the home they have always wanted–will not rest until it destroys them. Maybe, this time, she can keep her family together. As she roots out the house’s rot, she must also face the truth of who she is and who she must become to save them all. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: LGBTQ Fantasy
I was born in blood and pain. I should have been thrown to the wolves with my mother’s body, my soul destined to roam the woods with my sisters. But fate laid its cold hand on me as I entered this world, wrapping its icy fingers around mine and leading me towards a life I could so easily have never seen. My name is Lyrik Damaris. And this is my story. AmazonKU
Darby Adler is done. Done with the Council. Done with ancient evils popping up every five seconds. And especially done with her ex-boyfriend, Bishop. On the hunt for the slippery mage, she has teamed up with an unlikely ally in a Prince of Hell. The same prince that invades her thoughts, her space, and maybe her heart. But when the dreaded ex starts targeting those closest to Darby, all deals–demon or otherwise–are off. Darby’s going to bury Bishop La Roux… one way or another. AmazonKU
Dahlia – I’ve been brainwashed. Manipulated. Lied to. Hunted. I’m still here. Fighting and stronger than ever, with the people I love by my side. But if we don’t put an end to the threat, if we don’t cut off every head of the hydra that calls itself TOM, and ensure none grow back, we’ll never be safe. The biggest problem? TOM feels the same way about us, and if they find me first, they’ll ensure none of us survive.
Family isn’t always what you think it is. Twins learn what they are to each other, siblings learn what they are not and a mother is replaced by another. Connecting them all are the flames that wove through Burasal so long ago. Now, new flames are burning across the kingdom revealing secrets and magic long thought lost.
On Mar León de la Rosa’s sixteenth birthday, el Diablo comes calling. Mar is a transmasculine nonbinary teen pirate hiding a magical ability to manipulate fire and ice. But their magic isn’t enough to reverse a wicked bargain made by their father, and now el Diablo has come to collect his payment: the soul of Mar’s father and the entire crew of their ship. When Mar is miraculously rescued by the sole remaining pirate crew in the Caribbean, el Diablo returns to give them a choice: give up their soul to save their father by the harvest moon, or never see him again. The task is impossible–Mar refuses to make a bargain, and there’s no way their magic is a match for el Diablo. Then Mar finds the most unlikely allies: Bas, an infuriatingly arrogant and handsome pirate–and the captain’s son; and Dami, a gender-fluid demonio whose motives are never quite clear. For the first time in their life, Mar may have the courage to use their magic. It could be their only redemption–or it could mean certain death.
Thom James is tired of his wild but empty rock star life, so when he meets a fan who is as uninhibited and unapologetic as he is, he falls hard. Problem is, she’s busy chasing ghosts and has no interest in a serious relationship. Before she says goodbye, the enigmatic groupie leaves Thom with a dire warning about dark forces that are attached to his band. Freshly fired from her professor job, Megan O’Neil is strictly focused on pouring herself into her side gig: ghost hunting. She can’t get her latest hookup out of her mind, though, and her connection to notorious rocker Thom James inconveniently persists when she forgets her demon-trapping watch in his hotel room. When he tracks her down to return the lost object, she confronts her growing feelings for the famous bassist along with a realization that she must tackle a nasty curse that’s way above her pay grade. Too bad the curse, which has followed her since childhood, is not about to be neutralized without a fight. Now, Thom and Megan must battle not only a malevolent spirit, but a fierce attraction that feels doomed by the demands of their incompatible lives. When Megan excavates a strange book of witchcraft and taps into a world of magic with ties to a terrifying prophecy, she and Thom face down not only the challenges of making a relationship work, but of somehow halting the machinery of magical fate before everyone pays the price. AmazonKU
Dear Miss Eastwick, On account of the unfortunate incident involving Lord Pemberly and his valet at Lady Harthington’s Ball, Her Majesty has no choice but to deem your Season a failure. With no other suitors of an appropriate station and no dowry, you are hereby ordered to attend the Monsters Ball, your last hope of securing a marriage. Eleanor Eastwick is out of tricks. This alleged wallflower is hiding a secret, beyond the fact that her family is skint broke. If she wants to ensure the survival of her aged grandmother and younger siblings, she’ll need to leverage the only thing they have left — their good name — and land herself a rich husband. There’s only one problem she can see with her plan: she has no bloody idea what she’s doing. Enlisting the help of the wickedy rakish Marquis of Basingstone, Eleanor embarks on a crash course in how to attract the monstrous Gentry, high society courtship, and lessons in lovemaking . . . academically, of course. It never occurs to her that her tutor may, in fact, be a perfect match. By the time her heart begins to make her aware of its preference for the sharp-tongued, winged Marquis, the Monsters Ball is upon her and she needs to put her plan into action. Lord Silas Stride, the Marquis of Basingstone, has no intention of giving away his heart. It would be cruel to chain another to the fate of a half-life such as his — only coming awake at twilight, living as a silent spectator to the daytime world. . . (more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
It’s the middle of the night when part-time police consultant and full-time empath Reece gets an anonymous call warning him that his detective sister needs his help. At an out-of-the-way Seattle marina, he discovers that three people have been butchered—including the author of the country’s strictest anti-empathy bill, which is just days from being passed into law. Soon, Reece’s caller arrives: a shadowy government agent known as The Dead Man, who is rumored to deal exclusively in cases involving empathy. He immediately takes over the investigation, locking out both local PD and the FBI, but, strangely, keeps Reece by his side. As the two track an ever-growing trail of violence and destruction across Seattle, Reece must navigate a scared and angry city, an irritating attraction to his mysterious agent companion, and a rising fear that perhaps empaths like him aren’t all flight and no fight after all.
We hate each other. Now we’re supposed to marry each other. We’ve never gotten along, clashing passionately whenever we cross paths. But the pack thinks we’ll love each other just as passionately when put together. So they’ve decided that we’ll be mated. And there’s no way out. We’re sent on our honeymoon, and suddenly we find ourselves snowed in by a storm. No electricity, no warmth except for body heat. And alone in that cabin, with nothing to do but that one thing…I discover that the pack was right: our passion almost makes the roof burn down. If we’re not true mates (because we’re not!), we can at least be mates with benefits. I can at least let out that long pent-up desire that only he can tame. I can at least let him do the things that I’ve secretly wanted from him all along. But as our fights get hotter, and the nights gets sweeter, I want more from him. Will the bear finally claim me as his mate? AmazonKU
A freak snowstorm brings me face to face with my destiny. I’ve dreamed about what it would be like to meet my fated mates- the men that were created just for me- since I was a little girl. Out of the countless ways I imagined meeting them, not once did I think we would already be tied together in such a way that it might actually keep us apart. Riley, the adorable rabbit shifter that I can’t help but want to cuddle up with. Mason, the passionate beaver shifter that can’t seem to keep his hands to himself. And Bennett, the grumpy bear shifter who’s hiding a heart of gold under that prickly exterior. But the three men trapped in my cabin with me… The men that make me feel things I never thought I’d feel… They’re my brother’s best friends. They say he’ll understand. That he’ll be happy for us. But what if this is the one thing he can’t get over? What if I have to choose? My brother or my mates? Can I be fearless as an eagle and risk my heart? Or will I chicken out and run from them all? AmazonKU
Everything I thought I knew about my world has been shattered. The only constant are the four Monsters keeping me and my people safe. My only comfort in my grief is Bastian, the last of my team. And our only certainty is that we need to find the pieces of the relic and put it back together. As Shem and I work together, I find myself dropping my guard around him. He’s lethal, single-minded, and unyielding, and he’s the only one that can help me put my world back to rights. But the road won’t be easy, and trust comes at a cost. I just hope that when the time arrives, we’ll be willing to pay the price. AmazonKU
In the epic conclusion to K.D. Edwards’ first blockbuster trilogy in The Tarot Sequence series, readers followed Rune on a race against time as an age-old threat rose to threaten the city of New Atlantis. Now, for the first time, The Eidolon tells what really happened to Max, Quinn, and Anna as prisoners in the Hourglass Throne’s base of operation. The Eidolon is the first in a brand new collection of novels and novellas in the Magnus Academy Series. These stories will be told through the various points of view of Rune’s found family, ultimately leading to a planned arc of novels set at the new Magnus Academy. Amazon AB
On my 34th birthday, my husband’s “gift” is to banish me to the monsters Down Below.
When my husband’s lackey ruthlessly attacks me in this terrifying new environment, a half-monkey, half-man swings in from the trees and rescues me. Azael provides the first gentle touch I’ve ever known.It’s only after my heart opens to him that he reluctantly informs me all females must have at least three mates. If three mates are the law of the land, then I will choose them. I will have one mate to love. The other two will advance my plans for revenge. I choose two others—an arrogant orc and a handsome, insulting half-pegasus—but in my mind, my only mate is Azael Except… these monsters are more than they seem. I’m starting to wonder… is there enough room in my heart for three mates? AmazonKU
All Mayumi ever wanted was to hunt Demons. After being discharged from the Demonslayer guild, Mayumi chose to isolate herself within the forest. The best place to hunt and kill Demons. But, one night, she’s surprised when a different monster is lured by her baits. Just before she unleashes an arrow that’s aimed to kill, Mayumi pauses. She realises she’s seen that skulled, feline face before and that it had once saved her life. All Faunus ever wanted was her. After the Demon King cracked his skull, Faunus returns to watch over the only human he has ever cared for. He knows what his future holds, she would never become his bride, but he wants to spend what remains of his life protecting her. He never expected that she would ever befriend him, or that she would openly desire him. She’s as fiery as her burning passion, and he’s desperate to let her consume him. But his time in this world grows short, and Faunus doesn’t know how he can be with Mayumi when he knows nothing will save him. AmazonKU
Winter break wasn’t supposed to turn into a whirlwind romance for Charlotte Hodges. She finds her dream pack landing in her lap, just a year before she’s due to graduate. But life is never that easy, especially when the men she falls in love with are all getting drafted to different hockey teams. Long distance is hard. It’s even harder when the people you trusted the most aren’t there for you in your worst moment. Charlotte thought she could move on. They would never put her over hockey and Charlotte knows her worth. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to forget about the three men she fell in love with on the ice. Especially when they’ll do whatever it takes to make this pack work and prove they are the right Alphas for her. AmazonKU
Quen Santu works for her father tanning hides, waiting for her tides to turn. Everyone she grew up with has already committed to a herdclan. But Quen was born cursed with a second, shadow soul. Sensing the oddity within, animals run from her—an untenable trait in a herding culture. On the cusp of her twentieth year, Quen is at risk of becoming pesha—no one. Then, a dragon kills her father. The murder turns Quen’s life upside down and dashes her hope for an honorable life. As her anger grows, so does her untapped power. Fueled by a quest for vengeance, she joins a vigilante group of rogues hunting the beast. But her journey soon reveals a terrible truth: beyond the safety of her desert village, she has caught the attention of dangerous eyes. And now, she has become the hunted. At the end of her journey, Quen’s fate will be sealed. Can Quen overcome her curse and unite her warring souls? Or will her shadow soul consume her—and everyone she loves? The fate of her homeland—and all she loves—hangs in the balance. AmazonKU
Kalili has Faith. Heaven and Hell don’t approve. Their trials have only begun.Kalili and Faith – the last of the Thirteens – have found the passionate partner they craved, leaving lonely lives behind. Their love might be forbidden, even scandalous to their peers, but they don’t care. They’ll brazen it out. But if they thought they were done with their former employers, they were mistaken. Just because they’ve fought free of the first efforts to bring them back into the fold doesn’t mean they’re in the clear. Now, with their true natures becoming known, powerful and power-hungry forces are aligning to make them offers they can’t refuse. Lilith. Gabriel. Beelzebub. Ariel. Add to that their new friends and allies, unexpected obstacles, and a dash of the malevolent undead, and you have TESTING FAITH. One thing’s for certain: eternity will never be the same. AmazonKU
Cat Tiorney discovers a leprechaun who can repair her best shoes and create even more magical ones. Even more interesting, the little man stashes leprechaun gold in a most unusual place. But once she’s paid him with her body, can she save him from a St. Patrick’s Day curse?
After two decades in captivity, Jade is finally free, her quest for revenge within grasp, but danger still looms large. A storm is brewing on the horizon, gathering momentum and threatening to obliterate Jade’s tenuous hold on hope for a better future. AmazonKU
House witch Finlay Ashowan is pulled out of the kitchen—and into the fire—as war, family, and love collide in the third book of this fantasy romance series. Having somehow convinced Lady Annika Jenoure to marry him, all Finlay Ashowan wants to do is settle down, cook some good meals, and enjoy a quiet life in Daxaria. But fate has different plans. Fin’s father, Aidan Helmer, fire witch and servant of King Matthias of Troivack, has arrived in the kingdom with devastating news: Annika’s brother Charles has been taken prisoner, and the only way his life will be spared is if Annika or Fin goes to plead his case. Given that an attack from Troivack is imminent, there’s no way some trickery isn’t involved in this plot. Now it’s up to Fin, with the help of his family, friends, and wily kitten familiar, Kraken, to attempt a daring mission of rescue and espionage. But he’ll need to move quickly—because if he can’t find a way to fend off his father and keep Daxaria safe, all his dreams might go up in flames.
Jackson Tybalt is living his best life even though, to others, it might sound a little odd. For starters, Jackson’s a warder. Duty bound to patrol the city of San Francisco, doing battle with demons and things that go bump in the night. Second, Jackson’s married to an ex-demonic bounty hunter. Raphael Caliva isn’t quite a man, more of a creature, with a very normal job as a general contractor, which he really loves. But what Raphael loves most, though, is Jackson. So much so that he’s sealed his fate to Jackson’s. If one dies, so does the other. No muss, no fuss. This is the first of the surprises Jackson receives when he and his fellow warders meet one cold afternoon in February. Turns out, a blood witch they believed they’d vanquished has returned, intent on revenge. Nothing is as it seems, and now Jackson and the others have to prepare to fight not only an elusive enemy, but also the fatal curse she imparted. But sometimes, it’s not quite as bad as it seems. More a trick of light than life and death. Or is it? AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release, previously published under ‘Shannon Lynn Cook’.
Twenty-two-year-old Madeline Bennet is certain of three things: she’s sick and tired of being kidnapped, her love life is a royal mess, and something is wrong with her magic. Madeline is fabled to be the only woman alive who can open the thresholds to Aparia, but there’s a tiny problem—she can’t see the magic to unlock them, and time is running out. The shadow creatures are creeping out of hiding once more, the Entitled are furious she slipped through their fingers, and the Royal Guild has discovered her existence. At least her knights have her back…mostly. Eric keeps disappearing, Gray is half in love with the tracker who followed them home from Vegas, the tracker is half in love with Jonathan, and Rafe… Well, no one ever knows what the Obsidian Knight is thinking. It’s clear Madeline must shove thoughts of romance aside and focus on learning more about her Obsidian magic, but the answers she’s seeking seem to lead to more questions. The most chilling of all: did she link her magic with the wrong knight? AmazonKU
The people of Eldar are stepping up their efforts to rid their beloved city state of dark mages, and they are bringing the fight into the hills. When calamity strikes, Audrey and Callan can no longer deal with the situation on their own. Forced to admit that they need help, they journey to Malgrave to find the one person who might be able to provide it. But the city of Malgrave is not for the faint of heart. A lethal dark mage rules half of the city with an iron fist, and he has no reason to help anyone with their problems. On the contrary, he enjoys wielding his power selfishly from atop his throne of metal. To make matters worse, he also has a history with Callan that ended badly. In order to win the war against Eldar, Callan and Audrey need to persuade him to help. But the deck is stacked against them from the very beginning. Can they navigate the sinful streets of Malgrave together and secure the assistance they need without getting swept away by Callan’s blood-soaked past? AmazonKU
The dragon king has finally found his mate. Me. For centuries, every woman in my family has vanished on the night of her twenty-first birthday, then returned telling tales of being shamefully ravaged by a man who could turn into a dragon. Tonight he came for me. I fought, but he just tore off my clothes and spanked me until I was wet and ready for him. The brute didn’t take me right then and there. He made me beg for it first. But even before he marked me as his, I knew he wasn’t going to send me home after he mounted and claimed me. The dragon king is never going to let me go. Because I’m his mate. AmazonKU
For Mark, Pride weekend in Yamasee County, South Carolina, means spending the day with friends, flirting with the out-of-town men, finding a romance, drinking too much, and enjoying all of Pride. However, the Fates have arrived to address a hole which appeared in the tapestry representing Mark, his past, and his present, which will direct him to the future. Throughout the day, the Fates confront Mark with memories both pleasant and painful about his former lover Sammy. Parcae uses her goddess tools to manipulate Mark’s thoughts so he remembers fun dates, fights, issues which make him uncomfortable, and accusations of being needy. Was it Sammy’s neediness that caused Mark to end the relationship? Or was Mark the needy companion? When Sammy once said Mark ain’t needy, what did he mean? Can the goddesses help Mark work through these memories so his self-evaluation can lead to better relationships in the future?
VS: She’s an autobuy for me (although I did receive a copy of the book from the author this time) and I’ve really been enjoying this series.
A dark force at work – Ava and Luc are asked to head north to Skäddar, a move necessary to save the alliance they have created with the mountainous country. Something terrible is killing Skäddar villagers and leaving messages behind with their bodies that the deaths will continue as long as the Skäddar are in alliance with the Rising Wave. If Ava and Luc can’t convince the Skäddar Collective to stand up for their new friendship in the face of the tragedy, they will lose a vital ally in the region. A dark room to cage a prisoner – Massi is deep inside Grimwalt, successful in her mission to find Ava’s incarcerated friends, Tomas and Velda. But the two are not being held alone. Massi finds many others being kept with them, as well as a prisoner kept in darkness whose power shines so bright, Massi can’t imagine how the Speaker imprisoned him to begin with. A dark cloud that needs to be dispelled. Duncan has been held far from his home on the Skäddar border, and he takes the chance of escape that Massi gives him with both hands. When he and Massi have to part ways, though—Massi to get Ava’s friends to safety, him to return to the forest he was ripped away from—he can’t deny his attraction to the fierce archer, or his reluctance to let her go. But when he gets home, and finds the power of his domain is being used to commit terrible atrocities, he’ll need Massi’s help, and those of her friends, to rid Grimwalt of the blight that is trying to take hold. AmazonKU
Lonnie Skyeborne is a human servant bound to the immortal court, until a cruel fairy tricks her into killing the High Fae King…and she finds herself next in line for the throne. But in the kingdom of Elsewhere, the heir to the throne must defend their crown in the Wilde Hunts: A series of deadly trials where anyone may hunt down the new queen without consequence. To survive her coronation, Lonnie must bargain with the ruthless fae princes she just dethroned. Prince Scion is arrogant, violent, and guards his own dark agenda. His cousin, Prince Bael, makes no secret of how much he hates Lonnie…but wants to strike a sinfully tempting deal. Every full moon, the mortal queen fights for her life…all other nights, she guards her heart. AmazonKU
It was the best night of my life… until it wasn’t…Bishop said the words I’d waited my entire life to hear, words I’d given up on hearing: I love you. And then we were viciously attacked. Or rather, I was attacked and Bishop protected me. Now he’s clinging to life and the only way to save him is to race to the healing pool. I can only pray that we get there in time and that I can hold back my fears and stay strong to keep Knox from going feral. Which explains why I’m an emotional mess and feel a connection with Cyrus. He doesn’t like me and I don’t trust him. That voice deep in my soul whispering that he’s mine is wrong. I’ve been told my entire life that I’m weak but now I have no choice. I have to be stronger than I’ve ever been in my life for Bishop and Knox. If I fail… I have no chance for a happily ever after. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release from their Patreon.
Prince Revelin was slaughtered beside his family. Now, his cousin King Verlyn holds the throne, and peace reigns in Nenyth. That is the story peasants tell, huddling before their hearths while the kingdom falls into ruin, afraid to speak the truth even in whispers. There is no peace, only the brutality of the beasts and bandits that roam the countryside while the usurper king sits his throne, blind to our suffering. I’ve felt it every second of my life, held back by illness that’s gripped me since childhood. But a wish and a promise brings me the health and strength I need to set things right—find the rightful king and restore Nenyth. If I fail, my promise will be broken, my life lost alongside it, but word of a rogue knight reaches our hamlet—a warrior skilled enough to teach me the ways of the blade. In my father’s footsteps, I’ll become a knight and restore justice. My name is Quentin, and if it takes all that I have and all I’ve ever hoped for, I will save my kingdom, my people, and my prince. The Black King is an MM epic fantasy serial novel. Join Quentin and our knight errant as they fight back the dark. Full of violence, hope, and more than a little swordplay. AmazonKU
If I fail to seduce the dragon lord, the vampires will kill my sister. But if the dragon-shifter finds out about my plans, it will be my life that is forfeit. As the thrall of a vampire, I’m used to being subjected to another’s will. Until a chance of fate sets me free from his compulsion. Only it comes with strings that I can’t untie. Tangled in a web of lies and deceit, I have to seek out the savage dragon lord. He’s my only hope if my sister and I are to have true freedom from the creatures of the night. However, there are times when I think he’s more of a danger than the master I left behind. It is not just his threats I fear, but his gentle touches and piercing glances. My head tells me that I have to betray him to save someone I love…But what if he becomes the one I can’t live without? AmazonKU
I finally have the life I’ve always dreamed of. Growing up in Stone Brook with my aunt and uncles, I wanted nothing more than to find my place in this world. I longed to discover more about my missing past and make sense of my wild magic. Little did I know those answers would come with so many more questions. My nightmares are now a reality as the forces against my men and I tear us apart. Heaven and Hell are colliding, the shadows are circling, and the enemy is closing in. But I’m no stranger to the dark. Thankfully, I’m not alone this time. I will do everything in my power to keep those I love safe, and God help anyone who tries to take them from me. AmazonKU
Ice is the fifth book in a series about monsters of all kinds. If you enjoy fated mates, forbidden romance, sassy heroines, and swoon-worthy beast kings who are almost untamable, then this is the series for you. AmazonKU
CONFLICTING FANGS (LIFE WITH FANGS BOOK 10) by Catherine Lievens
A grumpy dragon and a bubbly vampire—what can go wrong? Merrick needs Alpin to stay away from him. Alpin wants the exact opposite. Merrick only has a few people in his life, and he’s fine with that. Being turned into a dragon shifter and vampire hybrid forcefully made him push away all vampires, but he can’t push away Alpin, no matter how hard he tries to. Alpin won’t take no for an answer. He wants Merrick, and he always gets what he wants. Maybe it’s because he’s the youngest and more recent vampire in his family, or maybe it’s because he’s adorable and isn’t afraid of using his pretty face. It always works. But not this time. Merrick is too good at resisting Alpin’s charms, or maybe not. The last thing both Merrick and Alpin need is more complications, yet they can’t stay away from each other. The dragon clan is plotting, though, and they find unlikely allies who know every weak spot the pack has. And they’re getting ready to attack.
Fairytales aren’t real, right? That’s what I thought until they came to Hollow Cove. And when I say they arrived, I mean they actually materialized—they came to life. Newly engaged, I was looking forward to some quiet, sexy time with my wereape—all kinds of horizontal refreshments in every room—you know the type. But did I get it? Nope. Instead, I get hit with fairytales that plague our town. Sounds harmless. But not all fairytales are about sunshine and rainbows. Some are evil. And some, well, some… are deadly. AmazonKU
Running away from home stark naked after shedding my wedding dress…Probably not my brightest idea. But the only way I’m marrying Michael is over my dead body. I’ve stumbled on a ranch in this small town now, and I need all the help I can get. Even if it means faking another marriage with the sexy cowboy who found me. This alpha wolf shifter’s got his own issues with relationships, but the money I’ve offered him should make him consider being my husband. BUT if he finds out I lied about the money, there’ll be hell to pay. Hopefully, I can be free of Michael before that happens. Because he’s coming after me. And he won’t rest until he has me in his clutches. AmazonKU
I can’t seem to choose between the two shifters who mean the world to me… but what if I can have them both? Trying to navigate my feelings has never been easy. Growing up, I had to keep my emotions locked down and hidden from the world or suffer the consequences. But now, well, now I’ve had a taste of freedom, and with it, my heart has been running wild. Between trying to find witches—members of the Red Cloth—at work and sifting through my overwhelming emotions, I’m a mess. And two certain shifters seem happy to help sort me out, which is great, but it’s making all these feelings hit me at once. How in the world can I tell River and Kulani that I… that I like them? Both of them. At the same time. This is going to end in disaster with one, two, or three hearts broken. But what if it doesn’t? What if there’s a way for all three of us to get what we want? An Embrace To Hearten Me is a MMX (male/male/nonbinary) urban fantasy romance companion novel meant to be read AFTER A Purpose That Restores Us (The Magi Accounts 3). AmazonKU
MAVERICK: I might have been a crappy excuse for a big brother in the past, but now I’m making up for lost time…And time isn’t the only thing that’s lost. So is my sister, Astrid. So, I do what any good brother would do—I go after her. Concealing my true identity, I attend Blood Rose Academy as a professor of potions. And along for the ride is my new wife, Taliyah. Not only am I hoping we can find Astrid, but I’m really hoping we find her alive. ASTRID: Even though I definitely have a thing for vampires, that doesn’t mean I wanted to become one…And it definitely didn’t mean I wanted to be blooded by a vampire psychopath. But here we are. Well, here I am anyway—stuck inside the cellar of an old store on the outskirts of Blood Rose Academy and under the control of my new vampire sire, Valserak. One thing he’s not betting on, though, is the fact that the fae can survive becoming the undead with their powers intact. And guess what? I’m half fae. So the first chance I get, I cut a portal to the Autumn Court in search of my father so I can recruit his help against Valserak and the other vampires who are gearing up for Blood War Three. Little do I know who I’m about to run into. AmazonKU
Milo Mason is a jerk. He’s also my boss and the man who plays the leading role in all my fantasies. So, when he invited me on a business weekend trip to Manitou Springs, I thought nothing of it, at first. Despite what my best friend and my roommate say. I wasn’t Milo Mason’s type. I was the complete opposite. I should have listened to them. For two blissful days, I discovered just how much the real thing compared to my imagination, and it was better than I could have hoped for. But as soon as the weekend was over, things returned to normal. One month later, I have the surprise of a lifetime. But Milo Mason isn’t a family man. He’s not even the relationship type. I have to tell him before I start showing. The only problem is, I keep talking myself out if it, and his office has become a revolving door for the blonds he normally prefers. AmazonKU
Pepper Reign is losing her power. That’s right. If she can’t get it back, then she will no longer be a witch. But there is a chance at regaining her magic. Wells Morgan, an eccentric dragon keeper, may hold the key to helping her. But is Pepper willing to pay the cost for keeping her power? A better question–is Magnolia Cove willing to pay that cost? AmazonKU
When he’s on the road during a terrible thunderstorm, gryphon shifter Quint Casteel comes across something completely unexpected. He’s never seen a gryphon like the one illuminated by lightning and soaked by the rain, and when he tries to help the shifter, he ends up with a very bedraggled and beautiful man in his arms. Max isn’t just a gryphon, he’s a brontegriff, which is a mix of a thunderbird and a gryphon. His thunderbird mother has kept him close to her nest in the deep southwest, but when a hard thunderstorm calls him to ride it, Max ends up near Aspen in Quint’s territory. And in his circle of protection. Quint knows that Max is meant to be his mate, but will their families agree, or will another kind of storm drive the two of them apart? AmazonKU
July 1816—Kendra Donovan could use a distraction. The FBI agent has been dealing with a serious case of cold feet after impulsively agreeing to marry Alec, the Marquis of Sutcliffe. And if that isn’t enough, there is also the tantalizing possibility that maybe, just maybe she could return to her own timeline as the one-year anniversary of her shocking arrival in the early 19th century approaches. When Reginald Lansing, the Earl of Craymore, is found mortally wounded on the Duke of Aldridge’s land, Kendra gets the distraction that she’s been looking for. At first glance, it appears as though the aristocrat is the victim of a highwayman. After all, Lansing had been traveling with the Anahita Pink, a priceless pink diamond that can be traced to the lost treasure of King John, and has since vanished. However, some things aren’t adding up, and Kendra begins to suspect that there’s more to the crime than a simple robbery. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Kobo
Loman Foster wasn’t opposed to finding his mate, but he was tired of his family shoving him in that direction. He would find his mate when he was good and well ready to. Parker magically appeared before him when an uncharacteristic bout of anger washed over him. Loman wasn’t himself at all. He keeled over into Parker’s arms. He had been poisoned with iron. Lindsley Benson watched the man sleep. She was drawn to him. Lindsley was familiar with shifters as they had several working for them at the art gallery where Loman had originally scheduled a showing. By how she felt when she was near him, she had a feeling Loman was her mate, but would he be happy about that if he ever woke up?
My, what sweet curves you have…Kade is used to keeping himself in check. As a wolf shifter living so close to humans, he’s needed too. Keeping his packs secret has never been a problem. Until she shows up. Ruby James. Her red hair, those curves, her infectious laugh. All of it is like a sirens call to him. One that he’s powerless to resist. She’s his fated mate, the little red riding hood to his big, bad wolf, but Kade knows that this isn’t a fairytale. She’s in town to clear out her Grams place but, eventually, she’ll leave him, just like everyone else. Unless he can change her mind and mark her before she has a chance to get away. AmazonKU
Who needs dating apps when you can stand naked in a graveyard at midnight calling for the Devil to take you away? Percy – I don’t exactly know what I’m doing at college. I feel directionless, an omega adrift in a sea of promising young minds already on track with their five-year goals and life plans. My only goal has ever been to get away from my merciless father and his narrative that I’ll never amount to anything. And maybe he’s right, maybe I traded in my trailer park for stinky gym socks and red solo cups. But when my frat initiation leads to a sexy chance encounter with a purple-demon-devil-incubus-dude, I can’t help but think that maybe the college life ain’t so bad, after all. Haden – I may be purple but I am not a demon. Or a devil. Or even an incubus. As the king of the underworld and keeper of the dead, my humanity has been long since forgotten. That is until a young man in a graveyard calls to me one night. Like a kicked puppy, his sad, soulful eyes lure me in, and I can’t deny him. This sweet, stubborn boy who visits me in his dreams, he stirs up feelings in me that I left behind centuries ago. I want him. I crave him. But I know I cannot keep him…unless I take him…The Devil Takes is a poetic, steamy, and seductive MM omegaverse romance loosely based on the tale of Hades and Persephone. AmazonKU
Kodiak must protect Tamaska against vampires who want her dead. The leader of the vampires wants to capture Tamaska. She needs someone to protector her against a world she has no idea about. That someone is Kodiak, but she doesn’t trust him. If Kodiak fails at protecting Tamaska and the vampires kill her, they will cause death and destruction on earth. His alpha disagrees, and forbids him from protecting Tamaska. The pack must be committed to each other against the vampires and not be distracted by a human. There’s a bond forming between Kodiak and Tamaska and he is compelled to protect her. Who will he choose, his pack or Tamaska? Or will Tamaska break his heart and risk everything he is trying to protect? AmazonKU
VS Note: From JAN 31.
Stalker or vampire? The choice is yours, but if you make the wrong one…You die. He’s spent months watching my every move. Stalking me from the shadows, waiting for the right moment. When he strikes, I’m not ready. I’m surrounded by strangers, and far from anyone who might have cared, or at the very least, noticed if I suddenly disappeared. He’s closing the distance, leaving me with a terrifying choice: take my chances with my stalker, or seek help from a monster more powerful than him. Making the wrong choice could cost me my life. Risking it all, I throw myself at an extraordinarily handsome stranger. A stranger who just happens to be a vampire. He also happens to be the crown prince of vampires, and he’s disgusted by humans. I haven’t even been bitten yet, and my life already sucks. It’s too late to rethink my plan, and I’m out of options. I beg the stranger to claim he knows me. Instead, the vampire claims me. But my stalker isn’t ready to admit defeat, and the vampire I sought refuge with isn’t willing to let me go. A stalker. A vampire. A choice that might end my life. AmazonKU
The King of Afterworld. The Chief of Freya’s Army. An evil queen they need to stop from rising. Tharion – Nothing felt worse than getting betrayed by the person you trusted the most. Finding out I’d been around my mate for decades without recognizing him hurt.
But with an evil queen intent on usurping the throne of Otherworld, and all of the demon realm under threat, we hardly had time for romance. Not that I’d let that stop me, no matter how reluctant Lionel was to accept me as his mate. Could I balance love and war, and win them both? Lionel – I should’ve been over the moon when I found out the man I’d been pining over for decades was my mate, but I wasn’t. Until now, I’d barely been a blip on Tharion’s radar, and I couldn’t help wondering if he actually wanted me for me or because I was his mate. Not that I had much time to think about it between trying to keep the dark souls from escaping the Chasm and helping my king keep our realm safe. Could I keep my heart and my realm safe? AmazonKU
Maeve Sparrow is a normal girl—it’s her life that’s anything but normal. She and her mother never stay anywhere long, she’s been to more schools than she can count, and can pack and be on the road in less than an hour. It’s crazy, maybe, but it’s their life, and for them, it works. Then, everything changes. A tragedy upends her life and Maeve finds herself living with a long-lost father in a quiet lakeside community in the far north of Michigan. And that’s when things get…weird. Have you ever just felt drawn to someone? Compelled to look their way? Caspian is a bright beacon in her strange new life. He’s as far from normal as anyone can be, and somehow, she just can’t seem to stay away from him, or from his equally attractive all-male family. The more time Maeve spends around Caspian and his family, the more both her suspicions and her body are aroused, and by the time she figures out the truth, it’s far, far too late to return to ignorance and innocence. The truth is a scary thing, but something in her blood and her body seems to crave them. And once she’s had a taste of Caspian’s world, Maeve is utterly, absolutely certain that she’ll never want anything else…No matter the consequences. AmazonKU
The Devil craves beauty. Even in himself. The vampire will make magnificent promises and I will say yes. The man I give my heart to will steal my soul. Syrsee – My grandma gave me these words of wisdom just before she died. Then she told me to run. Because if the old witch is dying, then he needs a new one. And that’s me. This is my curse. I am the vampire’s power. I am the vampire’s strength. I am the vampire’s food. And he is very, very hungry. Ryet – I hate him, but I crave him. I want to be rid of him, but I also want him next to me. I want to feed on him and sometimes I dream about him feeding on me.
It feels like a trick. Like abuse. Like Stockholm syndrome. But it’s not. It’s just… the blood. I am the vampire’s scion. I am the vampire’s slave. I am the vampire’s future. And he will never let me go. Paul – I am the vampire. Once you make a deal with me, it’s done. There’s no going back. Once I bite my lip—Once I bare my teeth—Once I let it drip—He’s mine. She’s mine. And together we are blood lovers. AmazonKU
The Lone Wolf must come to big city and the unknown to save his mate…Connell Rathe is a very old wolf. Kicked out of his pack long ago, the solitude of the forests of Northern Ohio suited him fine. He’s carved out a life deep in those solitary woods. He acts as protector for the few people and creatures who also call those woods home. It’s a place that calls to his wolf. The greatest shock of his years comes when a seer tells him that his mate waits for him in the City of Cincinnati, a night club called Zephyr. His mate is in trouble and needs him. Connell needs no other instruction, his mate is out there and in need, he will move the earth itself to get to him. He learns of his mate, the Cougar shifter called Cade, a member of a rag-tag pack of varied shifters under the guiding hand of Cross Mercer and he is intrigued. He will do anything to win the heart of his beloved, even walk alone into another Alpha’s territory. Cade is dealing pain, physical and emotional pain and it is up to the lone wolf Connell Rathe to be his healing and his forever. Can love heal and protect all? Amazon
Nothing good comes without a price. Not when The Circle of the Veil is involved. I never expected to be given the role of team leader. Taking over as leader means that Nova is out. The Circle is going out of their way to keep him from me, which isn’t going well for either of us. A lapse in control gets me assigned to an enforcer job like nothing I’ve taken on so far. A soul harvesting demon that’s decided he wants mine too. While I’m busy fighting to save my soul, some of my men are fighting battles of their own. But one of them is keeping a secret that endangers us all. AmazonKU
A sexy-as-sin grumpy vampire hiding from the world…a cursed woman who can hear colors…and a demigod determined to take over Instagram. When Finch Dante settles in Ravenfall, the last thing he expects is to find himself on Axegate Walk, a boardwalk of Otherworldian vendors. Keeping his head down and his secrets tight was all Finch wanted…but fate had other ideas in the form of a bubbly, quirky woman with a penchant for the weird, and an uncanny ability to know what he was feeling. Tatiana Romanoff might sell haunted dolls, but she doesn’t believe in the paranormal…until she realizes the town council has cursed her romantic endeavours. So when the mysterious and incredibly handsome Finch strolls into her life, she is determined to keep him at arm’s length lest he be blighted by her curse. Once a body is discovered, it’s up to Tatiana and Finch to overcome their own emotional wounds to untangle the mystery surrounding them…one that risks their life together if they want to save humankind from destruction. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Into the Paranormal World: Experiencing a unique connection with a fellow online gamer, a human searches for him in the real world and is drawn into something he never thought possible. After being medically discharged from the military, Cian Huntsman finds solace in two things—working out to keep his mobility and online gaming. In one game, he comes across PraernaTheResilient. Cian engages the man. He soon finds himself fascinated by him, and they share many conversations, even outside the game. Cian soon realizes he wants more from Praerna and asks if they can meet. To his disappointment, Praerna says no, reminding him that he prefers online anonymity due to a disfigurement—hence his name—resilient. Having scars himself, Cian assures Praerna that whatever it is won’t matter to him. To Cian’s disappointment, Praerna shuts down communication with him. Unable to let it rest, Cian enlists the help of an army buddy and hacker to aid him in searching for Praerna via his IP address. Once found, he goes there to surprise his friend… and maybe get some answers. What he finds is that the paranormal world exists and that Praerna is a gargoyle. Cian learns that his obsession with Praerna is caused by the Fates, as they are mates—the other half of each other’s souls. Can Cian come to grips with his new reality in time to help the gargoyles when his buddy warns him that others in the area are searching for them, too? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
The cruel vampire king hates fae. Now he has to marry one: Me. I’m the outcast fae princess. I’m told that I have one chance to prove myself: Make as many babies as possible to expand the strength of my kind. But in order to do that, I have to marry the horrible, cold vampire king. So here I am, standing at the altar, only to find him rejecting me. He refuses to kiss me, to touch my body at all. I should be happy and yet he leaves me yearning. Yearning for his cold touch, for his icy embrace. I want to hate him, but his stare does things to me. It exposes my most private feelings and desires. It makes me think of being a family, of having his baby. Will he ever give me what I really want from him? Or will he make me beg for it? AmazonKU
Love is the cruelest curse of all. For over one hundred and fifty years, Sasha Morozov’s mind has been tormented by a witch’s curse. Those who love him most are strangers, and what little he grasps is cruelly torn away with each full moon. And when he falls into the hands of vampire hunters days before the full moon, he is left defenseless. Upon waking from a strange dream to meet a beautiful human woman, he knows two things with utter certainty: He wants her. He will protect her with his life. When seasoned vampire hunter Kristina Arensberg finds herself in possession of an amnesiac vampire, she faces the challenge of a lifetime. Her superiors task her with convincing Sasha that he is an ally, and that they share an enemy: the Blade of Auberon. But Kristina begins to question the morality of the zealous organization that she serves. When the deadly vampire with the haunting eyes turns out to be sweet, sincere, and protective, she has to question everything she’s ever known about the bloodsucking monsters she’s always hated. And in the end, she may have to choose between her family and the enemy who is stealing her heart. AmazonKU
Could you choose between your heart and your soul? Fate has chosen two dragon princes for Ben, but dragons don’t share. Both of them want him to settle on one mate.
It’s an impossible task. Should Ben decide on Earnan, the ice prince who promises to steal him away, or Nevin, the fire prince who would burn the earth to the ground to keep him? Ben knows there’s only one correct answer. He wants both. He needs both—at the same time. They’re meant to be together, all three of them. If only his mates could see past their stupid rivalry… they’d see they need each other too. Ben can feel their yearning for each other, the forbidden desires they don’t want to admit even to themselves. Fire and ice don’t have to be enemies. They can be lovers too. And grown dragons can still learn how to share. AmazonKU
It wasn’t my fault. I didn’t even see her. There was a bump, and the next thing I knew, she was sitting in my passenger seat. Hitting her with my car didn’t kill her. She was already dead when I smashed into her. But sitting beside me, smiling, wearing a tie-dye outfit from the Hippie era of the 1960s, she didn’t look like a ghost. She looked great for a dead girl. I kept driving. She had things to say. She was saying that she’d be happy to be my “old lady” now. I’m just trying to stay in control of the car and not freak out at the girl suddenly beside me. When the car stops swerving into the oncoming lane, we’ll find out where this dead Hippie chick came from. What does she mean, she’s my old lady? AmazonKU
Two alpha dragon shifters are the only thing that stand between me and death. My sheltered life ends when I find myself at the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery turns into my kidnapping. What I saw will cost me my life once the two dragon shifters deliver me to their clan. Only they don’t. Bad guys don’t have a conscience. But Harvey and Dax are different. Instead of my death sentence, they become my protectors. And soon my obsession. Charming, funny Harvey melts my reservations. Mysterious, unpredictable Dax ignites a fire within me. Each is irresistible. Together, they’re unstoppable. Their strong arms hold me tight. Their firm lips devour me. Until I’m begging these older guys to take my innocence. Take all of me. Possess me. When a dark secret comes to light, will our new love survive or will revenge tear us apart? AmazonKU
Stuck between a rock-hard Gargoyle and a hard place. Oops! I accidentally painted a target on myself by crashing a dragon’s wedding. After a break-in at my apartment, I get my very own security detail. Cool right? Wrong. The big, brooding beast assigned to protect me 24/7 is the very same cocky guard who caught me at the wedding! The owner of Redrock Protective Services, Grayson is massive, powerful, and totally intimidating. Arrogant, too. Did I mention his slow, sultry smile or the wickedly possessive glint in his steel-gray eyes? Something inhuman flickers there, and I realize, too late, that I’ve caught the attention of a monster. He vows to protect me from danger. His solution? Steal me away to his gorgeous penthouse high above the city. I should run before I do something stupid, like fall for the growly gargoyle. But I can’t. Evil lurks in the shadows waiting for me. Now, the only thing that will save me is my very own possessive monster. AmazonKU
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