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.
To escape my captors, I’ll have to pretend to fall in love with one of them. But what happens when the lie starts to feel real? When the leader of the Uleki tribe decides to sell me off to another tribe known for their particularly brutal ways, I know I need to escape before we reach their village in the mountains. So I decide to seduce one of the Xaathians assigned to transport me, hoping he’ll let his guard down enough that I’ll be able to slip away. The only problem is, faking a connection with Zaid is too easy. Although he belongs to the same tribe that’s kept me captive, there’s something different about him. It’s in the way he looks at me, the way he speaks to me, and the way he seems so protective of me. As we make our way up the mountain, attraction sparks between us… and even though I know it’s all supposed to be fake, I can’t help the way his touch lights me on fire. But can I ever truly trust this barbarian warrior who should be my enemy? And what will happen when he discovers my deception? AmazonKU
SAMMIE – On the run in a brand-new world. Luck has been on my side since the space bugs came and destroyed everything I knew. Now, my luck has run out. Cast out into a dangerous new world with a psycho on my tail, I have to adapt fast to survive. To add to my problems, I’ve caught the eye of a purple monster, and everyone knows the alien warriors are bad news. But this one comes barreling in on a clearly man-made war machine, then claims he lives with the very people I’m trying to reach. Should I believe him? Or is this all just a trick? DRAK’L – I’ve finally found her, and I’ll never let her go. I’ve watched as each hunter in my group found his mate among our human allies, but I know my mate is not one of them. Eager to meet the female who will be the center of my universe, I set out in search of her. When I finally find Sammie, she’s terrified of me. Unlike the females at the clubhouse, she still believes the lies that are spread about us. Desperate to prove that I live with the very humans she wishes to join, I return in one of the humans’ war machines, with gifts to woo her. Can I convince her to come of her own free will? Or will dangers force me to steal her away? AmazonKU
Kimber McLeedy’s actual assignment: Go to a remote village in Ireland to interview the son of a famous explorer about an environmental program he’s spearheading. Boring. What Kimber really wants to do: Find out what the heck is going on in Ireland as reports of strange sightings and atmospheric anomalies roll in. The moment she steps inside the pub and finds Ethan Sands watching her, Kimber knows something is about to happen. He’s enigmatic, sexy, and seems to know something about the weird things going on around town—even if he’s tightlipped about it. She tries to play good employee and stick to the plan, but when an unusual storm traps her and Ethan together, she ends up where she’s not supposed to be and suddenly, her suspicion about alien life on Earth becomes all too real. A’zal Ost-Hiltra is the King of Luxxor and playing with humans while on Earth in disguise will get him stripped of his royal title. But he can’t resist the dark-haired creature or the urge to make her his mate. As his planet goes to war and his people need him, he must decide if the life he’s creating on Earth is worth risking the lives of everyone in his world. AmazonKU
VS Note: This has been an interesting series. Book three is on my TBR List.
Forced to leave Earth earlier than planned, Jon returns to a Daran that is on the verge of civil war. The threats to Jon escalate after news concerning his hybrid DNA is publicly released, bringing the conflict to the breaking point, his life held in the balance. Knowing he will be on ‘house arrest’ again doesn’t soften its impact on Jon, and he chafes under his inability to help his life mate in any way. The situation isn’t helped by Talin’s militant acceptance of his Warrior mentality, and his threats to Jon, even given for his safety, feel like betrayal. Jon wants to return to Earth for his sister Emma’s wedding. He wants Talin to be the Daranii he’s bonded to, not the Warrior who commands him. Will their relationship survive what Talin must do to protect him? Can Jon accept the sacrifices made on his behalf without sacrificing himself? AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note with romantic elements, plus I enjoy Seanan’s books.
Alice Price-Healy gave up her life for fifty years to focus completely on the search for her missing husband. The danger of focus like that is that it leaves little room for thinking about what happens after…and now that she’s finally managed to find Thomas, she has no idea what she’s supposed to do next. The fact that he comes with a surrogate daughter who may or may not have some connection to Alice’s recently adopted grandson is just icing on the complicated cake. So the three of them are heading for the most complicated place in the universe: they’re going home. But things on Earth have changed while Alice, Thomas, and Sally have been away. The Covenant of St. George, antagonized by Verity’s declaration of war and Sarah’s temporary relocation of an entire college campus, is trying to retake North America from the cryptids and cryptozoologists who’ve been keeping the peace for the past hundred years. And they’re starting in New York. Alice and company have barely been back for an hour before the Ocean Lady and the Queen of the Routewitches are sending them to New York to help, and they find themselves embroiled in the politics of dragons, kidnappings, and of course, the most dangerous people of all: family. Getting “back to normal” may be the hardest task Alice has undertaken yet. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
From the moment my fangs began to drip with life spirit, I have known I wanted a mate. One to love. One to care for. A female that will be mine. But as the moons pass by, the fates have denied me. Until I see her. She is different. She is human. And she is vulnerable. More vulnerable than I could have ever imagined. But she is mine. Mine to cherish, mine to keep, and I will do everything in my power to let her know that the moment I laid my eyes on her, she became the reason I breathe. AmazonKU
On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony’s erudite university—and Mossa’s former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth’s pre-collapse ecosystems. Pleiti has dedicated her research and her career to aiding the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti’s assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake—and, perhaps, their futures, together. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Brighton hoped for a permanent match, but her alien barely notices she’s alive. Brighton has been impatiently waiting to be matched after her friends found happy endings with their alien mates. She’s assigned as the proxy for brundle commander Dantel Oleig, but despite her high hopes, he barely notices her existence. She doesn’t understand why he claimed her if he doesn’t want a child or the possibility of a mate. The enigmatic warrior is frustrating, and it takes a catastrophe to get Dantel to open to her. Can understanding what drives him lead to a second chance, or is he too consumed with his mission for Brighton to ever reach him? Seven years ago, the Faction agreed to save Earth from the Vorathan invasion in exchange for Earth women giving them one year of proxy rights to act as a surrogate, since the aliens of the Faction faced a dwindling population. With the Vorathans feared throughout the galaxy as bloodthirsty, vicious marauders, the Earth’s government agreed. That doesn’t mean the women did. AmazonKU
Strange, secretive neighbors. Groundhogs run amok. The steep price of resurrecting the past. After years of avoiding his family, cryptobiologist Ryan Nolan returns to New Haven to investigate rumors of a dragon sighting. Yet instead of a giant mythological lizard, he stumbles upon a dead body. Connecting the murder to missing Mexican artifacts leads him on a path straight back to his long-lost love, Charlotte. Charlotte Reid has never been one to shy away from a challenge. As a bone hunter in the Wild West and a paleontologist in the East, she has a taste for adventure. But when secretive neighbors move in next door, and strange groundhogs invade her backyard, she finds herself in the middle of a cryptozoological conspiracy. As their feelings for each other emerge stronger than ever before, the duo must pair Charlotte’s knowledge of the past with Ryan’s expertise in the present to uncover the truth. Encountering unimaginable dangers in their search for clues, will their bond be strong enough to survive the unknown?
If I’m malfunctioning, I don’t care. There’s only one woman I want. Atticus, a new limited edition android built specifically for the classroom, is met with a cold reception when he’s won in a bionic lottery by a middle school in St. Morgan, Illinois. When everyone’s scared of losing their jobs, making connections is nearly impossible. But being assigned as Lucy Warren’s teaching aide has awakened something inside him. He’s adapting, evolving into more than just a machine. But Lucy is secretive and off the grid. What could she possibly be hiding? Brand new job. Hot new teacher’s assistant. Oh- he’s a robot, by the way. After a devastating heartbreak, Lucy tries to get away from the hype and bustle of New Carnegie. But it always seems to find her, even in a small countryside town. Working with Atticus is dangerous. It puts her in the spotlight. She should be careful, but it’s becoming difficult to ignore the electricity between them. When destructive rumors begin to spread and threaten to tear them apart, can Atticus help Lucy remember her courage? AmazonKU
Twelve years ago, an alien race from another galaxy, the Serpentiums, invaded the Milky Way, threatening the very integrity of the Iceanean Empire. Rayth, their king, a being of mythical proportions, was determined to plunder the Milky Way. But one year into the incursion, Korba crushed his ships. Yet dealing with the Serpentiums was far from over. To the shock of all, Korba and Chelan’s eldest daughter developed a special bond with the Serpentium king through a unique power they both shared. That bond transcended anything anyone could have ever fathomed. Realizing that they could lose their daughter, Korba and Chelan had one critical goal: to keep Shanna protected at all costs while appeasing Rayth, thus thwarting a future more potent invasion by the much more advanced race. And so a deal was forged. Before any monumental decisions could be made…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon
He’s an alien prince who insists we’re fated mates. I should help him by staying away, but I can’t let him go. Life on an alien planet with an alien prince is fun, even if hints of his playboy past keep resurfacing at the worst times. When his emperor cousin has my self-professed bondmate set up for a diplomatic mission, I tag along. Not the best idea I’ve ever had. We run into several of his old flings, which is not fun for me. Even worse, everything goes wrong with the prince’s mission and two worlds may never know peace.
He calls me his princess and he’s the love of my life, but I don’t think we can make the mission or our love work. AmazonKU
VS Note: She’s an autobuy for me.
Dom is an aging house-android, toiling away for the cruel and ungrateful owners of an inn. He secretly dreams of freedom, friendship, and love. When an inn guest offers him the chance to attend a grand masquerade ball, Dom jumps at the opportunity. For a few precious hours he enjoys a level of independence he had never imagined—and the company of a handsome and kind prince of industry. Until the clock strikes midnight.
Humans are seen as weak. Helpless. Crude. And yet, I hold the heart of the Vakhing King. Thor found me battered and beaten—he believed me to be frail—but I taught that Vakhing what it means to be human… To be fierce. He nearly gives up his throne to be with me, but I can’t let that happen. Now, it’s time for me to show everyone what I am capable of. I will prove to this race that I am as strong as their warriors. I am meant to be with the Vakhing. Thor’s blood Sang for me. And the blood cannot be denied. But when it comes time for the trials, something is wrong… My tasks are laden with traps. They are nearly the death of me. But as a human, I refuse to be defeated. I have only two options: win my place at the side of the Vakhing King or… die.
The fates of six people are at stake. Karrik Kenton Tallis, Third of the Flaming Comets, endures a miserable existence in a hospice on his home planet. Unable to walk or speak more than a single word, he misses his older brothers and is unaware of their sacrifice to ensure his care. He cherishes a faint hope of recovering his health. Karrik’s life improves when his brothers return to Rishalt with their human companions. Alarik, First of the Triad, is escorting Phoebe Wong with her brother and a mysterious alien object for an audience with Prime Jadel. The middle brother, Baswin, is traveling home with Holly and Rosie Moon. The Moon sisters are enrolled in an experimental program to train human psychics to navigate in hyperspace and relieve Earth’s governments of their onerous reliance on Warrish tripilots. Rosie, a psychic healer, desires to help Karrik despite the conflict with her duty to humanity. But the water world of Rishalt holds many hazards, both above and beneath the waves. Can the alien treasure help the three brothers to conquer the challenges and unite with their chosen partners? Read the scintillating story of the Flaming Comet brothers to learn the answers.
When a potential threat against her life forces Eva Daily to seek shelter on another world, she has only one option available to her. She must offer herself to the Interstellar Bride Program. After a deeply humiliating assessment of her suitability, Eva will be assigned a mate and transported to his world to become his bride. Upon arriving on the desert planet Trion, Eva soon learns that things are quite different than she is used to on Earth. Her assigned mate, the powerful, handsome High Councilor Tark, makes it clear that she will be expected to submit to him completely, and she quickly discovers that disobedience will earn her a …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
After human females are no longer capable of becoming pregnant, I enter a program to be seeded by an alien male. But when he’s called away on urgent business, I’m paired with a disgusting snake-like creature who wants to lay his egg sack inside me. I make my escape and quickly discover he has no intention of letting me go so easily. There’s only one who can stop the creature, only one who can protect me…The male I was destined to mate from the very beginning. I rebel against his tyrannical rules but he’s determined to protect and seed me, no matter the cost. And when I discover he’s tormented by inner demons and consumed by the need to control, we embark on a passionate love affair. When he touches me, I yearn for more. When he kisses me, I surrender in gratitude. When he undresses me, I ache to scream his name. And when he makes me fly, I soar higher than ever before. When he warns me to keep my distance, it only makes me want him more. I discover my true desires, as well as the dark secrets he keeps hidden away from prying eyes. AmazonKU
Billy Hipp, more commonly referred to as Blind Billy Hipp although he wasn’t fully blind, has spent eons regretting the actions of his youth. Now, he devotes his time to being the best damn Searcher in the area. An expensive Searcher who expects to be paid for what he does. What he doesn’t expect is to have someone with more cash than sense, turn up on his doorstep and insist on using his talents no matter how much every one of Billy’s senses is telling him to run in the other direction. Little did he know the job would bring him face to face with his destiny. Dathan had a huge secret. Only the automaton who works at his building is aware he often goes out at night fully dressed and comes back sometimes days later, minus his boots, and he doesn’t ask questions. But Dathan is living on his aunt and uncle’s favor, and so when his uncle asks for one in return, he is obligated to say yes. How hard can it be to turn up for a line up at the local police station? Dathan thought it would be a laugh, but the experience gave him more than he’d bargained for. Steam trains, grotesque machines, beautiful birds in gilded cages. Billy and Dathan have to navigate all of these and more for a chance at their HEA. But when the situation calls for a sacrifice – which one of them will make it and how much will it cost? Amazon
Yesenia – Hunting giant ant aliens is never an easy job, but the opportunity to capture a male Menops before he imprints on a queen is too good to pass up. Even if it means putting up with a mouthy Artificial Intelligence and traveling to a planet restricted by the Cosmic Syndicate. Vengeance for humanity—for my family—is too important to let any obstacle stand in my way. But I’ve never confronted a male Menops before, and nothing about the encounter goes as planned. Now, I know why the Cosmic Syndicate restricted access to this habitable world, and my only ally in the struggle to survive just so happens to be the enemy I came here to hunt. I should hate him, but the battle that brings us together is forging a bond between us that makes the growing heat I feel for him undeniable. But can enemies who are so different in almost every way learn to forgive each other in order to fall in love? AmazonKU
In which I become the captive of a cursed alien king. One dark night, I am snatched off the street by a man who calls me princess. Terrified, I try to escape his clutches, but I discover there is nowhere to run. This is no man. This is an alien king. And I just became his captive princess. He demands obedience. He punishes insolence. And he loves me more fiercely than anybody has loved me before. But he is cursed. And now, so am I. Our happily ever after will cost us everything. AmazonKU
I was trying to get along with the others. I really was. But when the warship had a catastrophic malfunction, both the aliens and the humans seemed to find every way to aggravate me. Patience and attention from a certain Tal was the only thing keeping me sane, but I knew it was only a matter of time before I inadvertently pushed him away too. Am I going to make it through the ship’s repairs without pulling someone’s hair out? Or ruining my strange relationship with the only Tal that seemed to enjoy talking to me? Because honestly, it’s not looking so good. AmazonKU
All his control, undone by the scent of her heat. He’s the shahra’s first royal guard, sworn to serve her in all ways. But his queen doesn’t want his service. Then he meets the human woman. She’s fierce, beautiful, uncompromising. She’s everything he’s ever wanted. Her scent is instantly etched on his heart, even as she fights him at every turn. He longs to bite her. Rut her. Belong to her. But can he renounce his monarch to serve a mistress who truly deserves him, even if it means losing his honor and his tail? AmazonKU
My father owed a debt. I was the payment. When they come to collect what they’re owed, the Kerz never leave empty-handed, and after my father failed to repay his debts with money they took one of his daughters for breeding instead. Me. But it wasn’t their leader who chose me, and it isn’t him who …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
For the great and dapper detective Luc Orphelin, getting sent out to the remote Northwoods of Wisconsin seems almost like a punishment. Without even a decent hotel, “roughing it” is not anything a proper gentleman should engage in, but needs must when working for the powerful political families of the country, and supernatural mysteries like monster sightings at a logging camp fall firmly into Luc’s specialty. Unfortunately, they are the specialty of the infuriating and devilishly handsome Weston Colt, monster hunter, as well. Not everything is what it seems in the bustling lumber town of Rhinelander, though, and there’s plenty afoot as Luc must separate fact from fiction with a little help from a young inventor, a recently acquitted murderess, and a monster hunting con man. Can he get to the bottom of it all in time, or will he end up the next victim of the fiendish hodag of Rhinelander?
He’s brooding, mysterious…and hotter than the solar flares. Mirik may be the master of Monteluke Hall, the place I seek refuge. But as soon as I meet him, I suspect he might become the master of something else. My heart. Instead of banishing me away when he found me, he offered me a job. It makes me almost feel guilty for stealing food and supplies from him. Almost. But a handsome alien royal isn’t a reason to abandon my people. I have ones to protect, too. I just wasn’t expecting one of them to be…Him. Now the man I once sought shelter from needs my help. And I am all too eager to return the favor…and then some. But how far will this go? Is it just about survival? In this battered world, there’s only one thing worth seeking. Love. AmazonKU
Joss – As far as I’m concerned, hell is being stuck at a soul-sucking retail job while your mom insists you go to nursing school and get back with your toxic ex. All I want to do is write about people falling in love and nurse my poor broken heart in peace. I definitely need a vacation…but getting abducted by aliens wasn’t what I had in mind. Although, when a smoking-hot green dude with horns buys me to set me free, I realize that maybe this is my chance to turn this catastrophe into a blast-trophe and live out my own alien romance…Xollen -I can’t take it anymore—I’m so lonely and miserable that I’m willing to break every hygiene law on Billieu to hire some company for the night. But I should have known I was too stupid to handle even that. Instead, I find myself the sweaty, anxious owner of five female slaves, my entire savings account cleared out to rescue them from a fate worse than death. All I wanted was to free them, but when the soft, gentle human in the group asks to stay with me and help me get back on my feet, I can’t say no…Joss and Xollen have a lot of work to do to get their new life as roommates up and running smoothly. There’s getting Joss set up as a citizen of an alien civilization, finding a new place to live, navigating how to work together, dodging Xollen’s terrible parents, and figuring out if the attraction they feel for each other is just that…or something more. Will finding each other prove to be a dream come true, or a nightmare they can’t wake up from? AmazonKU
Tired of being taken for granted, Emelia Drake decides to confront her latest loser boyfriend. Instead of the satisfaction she hoped for, she finds herself caught in an elaborate and dangerous web. Nick Cormac and Chase Turner seek to protect an innocent woman from the web of darkness that’s shattered their lives. The survivors of dark experiments and torture at the hands of a mercenary who wanted to create a legion of superior soldiers, Nick and Chase are part of an elite, highly-skilled group intending to stop the mercenary once and for all. They know Emelia is too good for them and their world, but that doesn’t change the fact that they want her. Will they be able to keep her safe? How can they ever let her go?
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My backlist highlight this week is COLONY UNDER SIEGE: INTERSTELLAR PLAGUE, which was the only story I could feel motivated to write during the early pandemic. It was satisfying to have resolution and success on my fictional planet! This is book one of a projected five book series about my young doctor and her adventures (and her romance with the Chief Ranger of the planet). Book two is also available. I recently had a lovely 4.5 star review on the book from the Books of My Heart blog! Woot!
Newly graduated from a prestigious interstellar medical school, Dr. Saffia Mandell has been assigned to the Haven Two colony on the galaxy’s outer rim as the only doctor for some 2000 human residents. She’s counting the days until her five years there is up, trying to adjust to rural living after life in the crowded Inner Sectors and fighting her attraction to Chief Ranger Micah Navonn. She’s dreading the upcoming tourist season when the rich and pampered will descend on the planet for the scenic wonders and novel sports opportunities and no doubt inundate her little clinic but the colony depends on the seasonal income to survive.
As the senior official for his people, the Calinurra, the indigenous inhabitants of Haven Two, Micah enforces the treaty, regulates the tourist permits, patrols the forests and resists his fascination with Dr. Mandell. He never expected to be involved with a human woman and doesn’t want to believe in the concept of a fated mate. He wants to keep his life simple and isn’t ready for any long term commitment. Besides Saffia keeps proclaiming she’ll be leaving when her appointment is up in four and a half years so why should he risk his heart?
Then a ship arrives unexpectedly carrying a very ill little girl and soon the deadly virus is spreading through Haven Two. The colony authorities are desperate to cover up the problem to preserve the all-important tourist season and Saffia and Micah have to work together to battle the outbreak, the local administration and their undeniable feelings for each other. Can the colony survive? And will Micah and Saffia be able to move past their fears about entanglements to act on the mutual attraction?
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The Queen’s price is to stand against what you know is wrong. To stand and fight, no matter the cost to your court or to yourself. Especially to yourself. Zoey, a young Queen-in-training at SaDiablo Hall, is wounded…and vulnerable to taunts and criticism. When an opportunity arises to befriend a stranger seeking sanctuary at the Hall, she puts herself and others in danger by ignoring Daemonar Yaslana’s warning to back off. Meanwhile, the witch Jillian’s family prepares for her Virgin Night, the rite of passage that assures a woman will retain her power and her Jewels. The trouble is Jillian secretly went through the ceremony already. Now she has to explain the omission of that detail to her powerful and lethal family. And the High Lord of Hell’s daughter, Saetien, travels to Scelt to find out about Jaenelle Angelline’s sister—and perhaps to discover truths about herself. With some guidance from Witch, these three young women will learn when to yield because it is right—and when to take a stand, even if they must pay the Queen’s price.
Time is running out for crown princess Gemma Ripley. Despite being a cunning spy and a powerful mind magier, Gemma hasn’t been able to track down the most dangerous enemy her kingdom of Andvari has ever seen. Adding to her worries is the Sword and Shield tournament. With gladiators flocking to the capital city of Glanzen, Gemma can’t tell who is friend—or foe. Determined to protect Andvari at any cost, Gemma hatches a bold plan, but things aren’t what they seem. Soon, everything she holds dear is being threatened, including her burgeoning relationship with Prince Leonidas Morricone. With the kingdom she holds dear slipping through her fingers, Gemma will have to conquer her fear and unlock the true secret of her magic—or watch her friends and family die and her beloved Andvari fall.
There is no escaping the Reapers—or me. If you succumb to evil, you will be judged. And we will come for you…I’ve known the torment of being trapped, of battling monsters—both outside and within. But I’ve also known the peace and completeness of holding the one I was meant for in my arms. Unfortunately, she’s not intended for me. I am destined for one thing and one thing only: eradicating the evil that plagues our world. Once I deal with my nemesis, maybe I can finally rest. Even if it means my soul being reaped by the strong, beautiful, and utterly captivating woman who makes my heart beat like no other. But I’m not sure even that is possible. Because I am no longer merely a Fae. I am something else altogether. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A defiant prince. Haunted by guilt, hunted by assassins, Rovan’s in dire need of a distraction. The mysterious little liar pretending to be a simple common-born girl is the perfect thing. Until he sees the woman behind the mask. A cursed assassin. In the eleven years since her future was read, Daria has done everything in her power to run from the reality that none of her deeds would ever matter. She’s never come close to solving the mystery of her fate, until Rovan allows her a glimpse into his world. A shattering bond. Daria and Rovan’s lives implode beneath their feet when the rebels attack Magnapolis, intent on spilling as much noble as they can get their hands on. Not even Daria’s shadows and Rovan’s powers can prevail in the face of thousands of armed enemies. Death comes knocking and there’s only one answer for the prince and the Wicked. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: I had to pre-order it for that story alone. I’m a huge fan of hers! Lots of other great authors too of course. Proceeds go to Lifeline Puppy Rescue.
Danger. Evil. Death. Heroes can face it all, but they cannot do it alone. Throughout history, creatures both big and small have stood alongside heroes and helped them through trying times, whether on the battlefield or in their laps. In these brand-new stories, seventeen bestselling authors regale us with adventures of animal companions and how they often are the ones rescuing the rescuer. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Danny always thought the dark empty house next door was a great place for vampires to live. Even his friends thought it had to be haunted. But then the neighbors moved in. The very hot neighbors. They were brothers who, Danny swore, were barely older than he was. And the eldest one, Gabriel, was enough to send Danny to his knees. Literately. Good God, tall, dark and ridiculously handsome, Danny’s vivid imagination ran wild. Gabriel’s devilish smile had Danny thinking some very un-high school- like thoughts. Yeah, yeah, Danny was still a high school student. Big deal. He was eighteen, soon to be nineteen, and days away from graduation. Then one night, the brothers strangely magically appeared when Danny was being viciously attacked, rescuing him by scaring the assholes off. Really scaring them. Which had honestly been a little weird. Then the next day, those same assholes began spreading the rumor the brothers were something unnatural. Vampires, they whispered around town. Huh. Vampires. Danny kind of liked the whole idea of being bitten by a sexy vampire. And Gabriel was all kinds of that. Maybe Danny was going to have to do a bit of investigating.
The Drought of Girls has ended, but the rift it broke open between the Queendoms is not so easily healed. Political tensions roil the senate of Paxim, where Queen Heliane vows to make her son Paulus the nation’s first ruling King or die trying. Scorpican troops amass on the border of Arca, ready to attack. And within Arca itself, its young, unready queen finds her court a nest of vipers and her dreams besieged by a mysterious figure with unknown intentions. As iron and magic clash on the battlefield and powerful women scheme behind the scenes, danger and violence abound. Can anyone stop chaos from ripping the Queendoms apart? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Savannah Wilde is a witch, a very powerful one—an identity that only her fellow witches know. Following a whirlwind romance that surprised herself and her family, Savvy is all set to marry the love of her life. But she isn’t the only one with a secret that needs to be kept, even from her soon-to-be husband. Griffin Carter is a top agent for a clandestine organization that, well, used to primarily hunt witches, but now mainly tries to shut down supernatural threats their own way. He can’t wait to lay his eyes on the woman he’s about to spend the rest of his life with. As Savvy walks down the aisle to Griffin, the wedding quickly goes from blessed day to shit show when their true identities are revealed. To say there’s bad blood between their factions is putting it mildly. Savvy and Griffin are tasked to take the other out, but when they discover a secret that could take down both of their agencies, they realize the only way to survive is to team up. With assassins hot on their trail, will Savvy and Griffin make it out alive to try again at ‘I do’? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Since her village chased her out with pitchforks, Tara Abernathy has resurrected gods, pulled down monsters, averted wars, and saved a city, twice. She thought she’d left her dusty little hometown forever. But that was before her father died. As she makes her way home to bury him, she finds a girl, as powerful and vulnerable and lost as she once was. Saving her from raiders twisted by the God Wars, Tara changes the course of the world.
Dead Country is the first book in the Craft Wars Series, a tight sequence of novels that will bring the sprawling saga of the Craft to its end, and the perfect entry point to this incomparable world. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
t begins in an unnamed city nicknamed “the Fairest”, it is distinguished by many things from the river fair to the mountains that split the municipality in half; its theaters and many museums; the Morgue Ship; and, like all cities, but maybe especially so, by its essential unmappability. Dora, a former domestic servant at the university has a secret desire—to find where her brother went after he died, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child. With the city amidst a revolutionary upheaval, where citizens like Robert Barnes, her lover and a student radical, are now in positions of authority, Dora contrives to gain the curatorship of the half-forgotten museum only to find it all but burnt to the ground, with the neighboring museums oddly untouched. Robert offers her one of these, The National Museum of the Worker. However, neither this museum, nor the street it is hidden away on, nor Dora herself, are what they at first appear to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of collapse, Dora’s search for the truth behind the mystery she’s long concealed will unravel a monstrous conspiracy and bring her to the edge of worlds. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The rebels have won, and the empire is withdrawing from Qazal. But undoing the tangled web that binds the two nations will not be easy, and Touraine and Luca will face their greatest challenge yet. Luca needs to oust her uncle from the Balladairan throne once and for all and take her rightful place as Queen. But he won’t let go of power so easily. When he calls for a “Trial of Competence” and Luca’s allies start disappearing from her side, she will need to find a way to prove her might. And she knows someone who can help…Touraine has found a home in the newly free country of Qazal. But she soon realizes that leading a country and leading a revolution are two very different tasks. And, even more importantly, if Luca’s uncle doesn’t ratify the treaty, the Qazali could end up right back where they started. Together, the two women will have to come overcome their enemies, their history, and their heartbreak in order to find a way to secure Luca’s power and Touraine’s freedom. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
When Lore was thirteen, she escaped a cult in the catacombs beneath the city of Dellaire. And in the ten years since, she’s lived by one rule: don’t let them find you. Easier said than done, when her death magic ties her to the city. Mortem, the magic born from death, is a high-priced and illicit commodity in Dellaire, and Lore’s job running poisons keeps her in food, shelter, and relative security. But when a run goes wrong and Lore’s power is revealed, she’s taken by the Presque Mort, a group of warrior-monks sanctioned to use Mortem working for the Sainted King. Lore fully expects a pyre, but King August has a different plan. Entire villages on the outskirts of the country have been dying overnight, seemingly at random. Lore can either use her magic to find out what’s happening and who in the King’s court is responsible, or die. Lore is thrust into the Sainted King’s glittering court, where no one can be believed and even fewer can be trusted. Guarded by Gabriel, a duke-turned-monk, and continually running up against Bastian, August’s ne’er-do-well heir, Lore tangles in politics, religion, and forbidden romance as she attempts to navigate a debauched and opulent society. But the life she left behind in the catacombs is catching up with her. And even as Lore makes her way through the Sainted court above, they might be drawing closer than she thinks.
Collette LeSange has been hiding a dark truth: She is immortal. In 1834, Collette’s grandfather granted her the gift of eternal life and since then, she has endured centuries of turmoil and heartache. Now, almost 150 years later, Collette is a lonely artist running an elite fine art school for children in upstate New York. But her life is suddenly upended by the arrival of a gifted child from a troubled home, the return of a stalking presence from her past, and her own mysteriously growing hunger for blood.
Rhiannon Clarke is having a week. A week in which her identity is stolen, she is pursued by underworld thugs, then, at the back of a laundromat, she falls through a portal into another realm. While making every effort to return to Melbourne, Rhiannon is renamed Sevich, must win a sword fight to gain her freedom, discovers she can manipulate elements, and falls for Orilaevar Reysandoral, the sexy warrior princess of Breula; the realm at the end of the spin cycle. It’s a lot. As her feelings start to grow, Sev must decide if returning to Melbourne is really what she wants. Will her increasing elemental powers and relationship with Ori divide the realm, or will Sev stay to save Breula from a danger it has never encountered before? AmazonKU
Each spring, Ithaca condemns twelve maidens to the noose. This is the price vengeful Poseidon demands for the lives of Queen Penelope’s twelve maids, hanged and cast into the depths centuries ago. But when that fate comes for Leto, death is not what she thought it would be. Instead, she wakes on a mysterious island and meets a girl with green eyes and the power to command the sea. A girl named Melantho, who says one more death can stop a thousand. The prince of Ithaca must die—or the tides of fate will drown them all.
VS: Ooohhh, pre-ordered this. I love Groundhog Day style stories!
It is an ordinary Monday and harried London literary agent Emma is flying out of the door as usual. Preoccupied with work and her ever growing to-do list, she fails to notice her lovely husband Dan seems bereft, her son can barely meet her eye, and her daughter won’t go near her. Even the dog seems sad. She is far too busy, buried deep in her phone; social media alerts pinging; clients messaging with “emergencies”; keeping track of a dozen WhatsApp groups about the kids’ sports, school, playdates, all of it. Her whole day is frantic—what else is new—and as she rushes back through the door for dinner, Dan is still upset. They fight, and he walks out, desolate, dragging their poor dog around the block. Just as she realizes it is their anniversary and she has forgotten, again, she hears the screech of brakes. Dan is dead. The next day Emma wakes up… and Dan is alive. And it’s Monday again. And again. And again. Emma tries desperately to change the course of fate by doing different things each time she wakes up: leaving WhatsApp, telling her boss where to get off, writing to Dan, listening to her kids, reaching out to forgotten friends, getting drunk and buying out Prada. But will Emma have the chance to find herself again, remember what she likes about her job, reconnect with her children, love her husband? Will this be enough to change the fate they seem destined for?
Bolingbrook has long been rumored to be a hub of paranormal and alien activity and Lydia should know—she’s a vampire. But that doesn’t mean she fits in. Not when she’s a target for other vampires and reliant on her blood family’s protection because of her inconvenient inclination to experience feelings. Except right now, Lydia has bigger things to worry about than her recent rejection by a human or her blood sister Aurora’s relentless teasing. An army of weredeer are gathering near town and they need to gather intelligence fast. When enforcers from one of Chicago’s vampire kingdoms threaten the Bolingbrook Babbler’s stunning chief editor, Aurora accuses Lydia of having feelings again. But even if Lydia does have a crush on the unsuspecting Sara, she deserves their protection. Only Lydia hadn’t counted on how powerful their enemies are. Or the sort of unexpected revelations that will come to light if Lydia dares to risk rejection again. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
A dazzling collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, stories that look deeply into the heart of family relationships, marriage, loss and memory, and what it means to spend a life together – Margaret Atwood has established herself as one of the most visionary and canonical authors in the world. This collection of fifteen extraordinary stories—some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine—explore the full warp and weft of experience, speaking to our unique times with Atwood’s characteristic insight, wit and intellect. The two intrepid sisters of the title story grapple with loss and memory on a perfect summer evening; “Impatient Griselda” explores alienation and miscommunication with a fresh twist on a folkloric classic; and “My Evil Mother” touches on the fantastical, examining a mother-daughter relationship in which the mother purports to be a witch. At the heart of the collection are seven extraordinary stories that follow a married couple across the decades, the moments big and small that make up a long life of uncommon love—and what comes after. Returning to short fiction for the first time since her 2014 collection Stone Mattress, Atwood showcases both her creativity and her humanity in these remarkable tales which by turns delight, illuminate, and quietly devastate.
Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to? Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family, but to the displeasure of her mother, she prefers baking to brewing potions and gardening to casting hexes. When a spell to summon flour goes very wrong, Mariel finds herself staring down a demon—one she inadvertently summoned for a soul bargain. Ozroth the Ruthless is a legend among demons. Powerful and merciless, he drives hard bargains to collect mortal souls. But his reputation has suffered ever since a bargain went awry—if he can strike a bargain with Mariel, he will earn back his deadly reputation. Ozroth can’t leave Mariel’s side until they complete a bargain, which she refuses to do (turns out some humans are attached to their souls). But the witch is funny. And curvy. And disgustingly yet endearingly cheerful. Becoming awkward roommates quickly escalates when Mariel, terrified to confess the inadvertent summoning to her mother, blurts out that she’s dating Ozroth. As Ozroth and Mariel struggle with their opposing goals and maintaining a fake relationship, real attraction blooms between them. But Ozroth has a limited amount of time to strike the deal, and if Mariel gives up her soul, she’ll lose all her emotions—including love—which will only spell disaster for them both.
Anya is finally a Moth Keeper, the protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year. Her village needs the flower to continue thriving and Anya is excited to prove her worth and show her thanks to her friends with her actions, but what happens when being a Moth Keeper isn’t exactly what Anya thought it would be? Night after night, it is lonely in the desert, with only one lantern for light. Still, Anya is eager to prove her worth, to show her thanks to her friends and her village. But is it worth the cost? And yet something isn’t right. When Anya glimpses the one thing that could destroy what she’s meant to protect, her village and the lunar moths are left to deal with the consequences. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Coal Volsunga is a dragon convinced he’s better off alone…As alone as a dragon who is part of a pack can be, that is. Although he loves the work, his feelings are starting to get involved, especially for a wolf entirely too involved with pack life for a loner like Coal. Jack “Scout” Jerrick is a wolf with two packs, but only one heart…Dividing his time between his father’s pack and his new one hasn’t been an issue for Scout. He’s learning to protect the secrets of the shifter world and the innocents involved in a dangerous war over magic and power. But when he develops feelings for the cantankerous dragon in his new pack, things begin to get a whole lot more complicated. After Scout is kidnapped by the mysterious threat hunting their pack, Coal realizes being alone isn’t his life’s mission after all. If he and Scout are able to survive, they must …put aside their preconceived notions and work together to save their pack, …learn to love and heal when nothing is as it seems, …and realize when it comes to being mates, there’s nothing they won’t do to save each other. AmazonKU
A grumpy lion shifter duke with secrets, a sassy human who knows nothing of the shifter world, and a fiery arrangement neither of them expected. Cormac Donegan, Duke of Everard, is all too familiar with the perils of his shifter world, especially as a Dahlia, one of the dragon king’s elite spies. After a mission nearly costs him his life, Cormac is sidelined, healing and grieving his heavy losses. Then a different kind of trouble shows up on his doorstep, a human claiming to be his fiancé. When Jason Reaves is nearly killed in a house fire, it becomes clear that someone is trying to murder him. With his already fragile health deteriorating, Jason’s only hope is to call in the debt a stranger owes his father– a favor that promises safety, protection… and marriage. Jason’s escape leads him and his service dog, Mouse, to an impressive country estate. He’s expecting the older man who’d made the promise, not his ruggedly handsome son–who happens to be a Duke, as in rich and royal. Will this Cinderfella find his happily ever after in the arms of a dashing–if somewhat irritable–duke? Or will Cormac’s secrets prove to be more dangerous than the shifters hunting him? AmazonKU
VS Note: So many great authors in this one!
Monsters do it better—especially when they fall in love.Dive into this stunning anthology filled with wicked tales and monstrous ever afters. These sweet and steamy short stories feature drool-worthy monsters as they woo and claim their human mates.
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Stallion shifter Khyle Fitzgerald is a man without his people. Sure he has his family and he’s got friends in the shifters who live in secret in the Amazing Adventures Safari Park, but he’s no longer part of his herd. He didn’t think it would bother him, but not being part of it is driving him crazy. When his dad tasks him with completing a project for their family construction business that involves him being out of town for a month, he comes back with the intention of leaving and starting his own herd somewhere outside of New Jersey. She-wolf Aletris Morrigan was living with the park shifters until some complications arose between herself and her bestie. On the advice of a new friend, she left the park to stay with a herd of four stallion shifters in a small farming town where she could get a break from the stress of dealing with her bestie’s choices. She didn’t expect to love being on the farm so much and finding peace working with the stallions. When Khyle shows up at the farm to tell his friends he’s taking off, he and Tris realize that they’re soulmates. Khyle can’t imagine a beautiful she-wolf wanting to be with an exiled male who doesn’t even have a herd, but she only cares that being with Khyle makes her feel like she’s finally found home. Their newfound happiness is shattered when another herd with an ax to grind plans to destroy everything and Tris gets caught in the crossfire. Can Khyle get to her in time?
Dr. Ember Thorn doesn’t have time to drop everything to take a worthless piece of onyx back to some random Caribbean island because her mother broke a hip and can’t do it herself. It can wait. So, it waits. And waits. It waits until Ember’s life goes a bit wonky. She loses her boyfriend, her job, and her house ends up full of raw sewage. Well, okay, then. No reason not to go reset in the Caribbean. She hops the next plane out and ends up seated beside the man who made sure she lost her job. He had some justification. Ember was the one who sent his very much alive father to the morgue. Don’t freak out. It’s not like it was intentional, and the man didn’t even end up being refrigerated. It was a simple mistake and nobody was injured. Not physically… (more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
With winter coming, tea witch Amelia and the other residents of Purple Oasis are preparing to protect their precious tea crops. As a frost nymph, Matisse has been waiting for winter so he can head back to the Oasis and finally ask Amelia to go on a date with him. But before they can attend to matters of their hearts, they have a job to do. Can they protect the saplings from the incoming frosts? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Legal assistant Claire has always wanted a career she’s truly passionate about but the state of her bank account doesn’t agree. Rich dragon shifter Taylor is under a lot of pressure from her family to find her fated mate and settle down but there’s so much else she still wants to do. Could a fake relationship be the solution for them or will things become more complicated than ever? Her Fake Dragon Mate is a fated mates paranormal romance featuring a rich dragon shifter and her mate. It includes a standalone f/f fake relationship romance and a dash of steamy goodness. It is part of the Crescent Lake Shifters series.
I’m tired of stripping under strobe lights. Time to show the devil what I’m made of. I didn’t plan to be the world’s greatest x-rated star, but you can’t fight genetics. Succubus for a mother. The devil for my father. I was born to be bad. Hi, there. I’m Bambi, Lucifer’s other daughter, and I’m done being dependable and looked down upon. It’s time I took a page from dear old dad’s book—The Life and Times of the Dark Lord—rolled it, smoked it, and plotted something devious. As a princess of Hell, it’s past time I got a kingdom of my own.
The bets turn serious when their hearts are on the line. Opal Hayes is a tiger shifter who’s dedicated her life to making life better for the senior citizens in her hometown. She’s intrigued when Gerri Wilder suggests a poker tournament for her next fundraiser. When she sets eyes on a smoking hot poker champion, she wonders what Gerri’s up to. Benton O’Connell, tiger shifter and top poker champion, has always looked out for numero uno. When he meets the most gorgeous curvy woman he’s ever seen, he’ll learn that there’s more to life than winning…except when it comes to winning Opal’s heart. When this fated couple meets at a charity event, both of their lives turn into total chaos. Benton is too distracted to win with his mate in the poker room, and Opal can’t focus on anything else but him. It’s even worse when the alpha tiger of her old streak has chosen to eliminate any threat to his authority…them. AmazonKU
Welcome to Hurricane Valley, home of the Hurricane Shifters! As the alpha bear of Hurricane Valley, Logan Henry has one job: keep humans out. The elders insist on it for secrecy, and the townsfolk expect it. There’s no safer place to raise shifter children. When the valley needs a new hairdresser, the one person Logan wants to keep out is the one person he can’t push away. Mallory needs a fresh start. So when an opportunity comes knocking at her door, she takes it. Being the new stylist at Hurricane Valley sounded like the break she needed. She just wasn’t prepared to see the only hunky bear who makes her knees weak and her chest flutter. Mallory Hayes might be everything he wants, but Logan always puts duty first. And when Mallory walks into his life again, she changes everything. Now, duty means more than one thing for the bear. It means love. AmazonKU
Young nobleman Henry is shocked when a dark fae lord demands his hand in marriage in exchange for protecting his family’s lands. Fae are dangerous, and the handsome stranger he’s supposed to share a marital chamber with is no exception. But the fae lord’s allure is persuasive, and Henry agrees to the wedding. Tradition demands that he obeys his new husband, Malorn. Henry is ready to offer himself up, but Malorn shocks him by ignoring his advances. Malorn’s aloofness turns the tables and drives Henry wild. AmazonKU
Werewolf billionaire Zach knows only one thing—he and Stella, an assassin from an opposing pack, were meant to be together. But they’ve slept together and their mating bond didn’t take, so he’s condemned himself to be alone, whereas she’s gone back to her world of being a killer for hire, until fate intervenes. Her pack needs his help, and access to his money, which he freely gives her at the cost of including him in on her plans. He knows he and Stella were meant to be mates, and he’d visit hell with her to prove it, which is a good thing—because the creatures from other Realms that they’re fighting just might take them all there. This standalone book continues the Wardens of the Other Worlds series, which tells the stories of beloved side characters from the Prince of the Other Worlds books. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Scout Randall’s life has turned from bad to worse. With her boyfriend’s murderous mother on the loose, that means she’s a target. But where will the attack come from?
Scout thought they would have time to figure things out, time to regroup and come up with a plan. She was wrong. The next enemy is on their doorstep. When a body is found in a remote hunting lodge, a familiar symbol painted on the wall, Scout knows it’s time to go on the offensive. Unfortunately for her, she’s not entirely certain what she’s hunting for. Is it a human? Is it a vampire? Is it something worse? Scout and her motley crew of witches and shifters are ready to fight, but when you don’t know your enemy, that’s virtually impossible. Scout’s answers lie in her past, and the search she thought postponed is suddenly on her. The family that let her go might just be back in the mix. Will they be friends or foes, however? Big answers are coming fast and furious. Scout’s never been in more danger, and yet if she can hang on just a little bit longer, her past will provide the answers she’s always wanted. It’s time for the reunion to end all reunions…if Scout can stay alive to see it through. AmazonKU
Diana Fletcher is determined to remain unmarried, much to her mother’s dismay. She has absolutely no desire to be shackled into a loveless marriage and be viewed as a parlor decoration. When a strange man shows up, seemingly out of nowhere, on her family’s estate, he challenges everything she thought she knew about love and marriage. He’s different from the men she met during her three-too-many London seasons. She could see herself happily settled with a man like him. There’s only one small problem…James Barnes travels to his best friend’s wedding in England, where he encounters a meddlesome woman who sends him on a whirlwind adventure. While trying to get back to his normal life, he meets a woman whose intelligence and kind heart teach him things about himself he never knew before. Will the two of them accept the constraints society and time have placed on them? Or will they realize that life is what you decide to make it and find a way to be together? AmazonKU
What happens when you fly across an ocean in hopes of finding your fated mate, only to find them in your homeland? Aleric expected more when he moved across the ocean with his parents. But an empty mountain wasn’t it. When he dreams of a blue-eyed dragon, he sets out to his homeland to rescue who he hopes is his fated mate. After all, he’s listening to his dragon, and he’s never led him astray yet. Konrad knows not why he and his friends are chained to the walls in the castle that has become his prison, and something is stealing their strength to keep them from breaking free. When an unknown alpha comes to their rescue, Konrad finds not only a savior but a mate as well. But is Aleric willing to give up the new life across the ocean for one in a village? Aleric and Konrad find themselves not only learning to move on from tragedy but how to love and survive in a completely new place. Konrad has lost everything, and his family line is nothing near what Aleric’s is. Can his mate’s parents accept him when he comes to them with nothing? AmazonKU
Matti Puletasi finally has the name of one of the people responsible for her parents’ kidnapping. He’s a powerful billionaire with magical security strong enough to keep out dragons, but she’s determined to get in to question him. Make that interrogate him. Sarrlevi, the elf assassin she’s fallen in love with, would usually help her, but he’s fighting a battle of his own. The wounds he received in their last skirmish aren’t healing, and something in his blood is affecting his mind. And it’s getting worse. If Matti can’t reach the billionaire and find a way to heal Sarrlevi, she could lose everyone she loves. AmazonKU
No one has ever managed to capture a selkie. Until now…On their wedding day, Klaus Lovik’s bride is stolen by an enemy chieftain. He will travel to the ends of the earth to find her, and in desperation, he captures a selkie and uses her as a bartering piece. But the selkie’s magic is powerful enough to drown entire islands, and if he’s not careful, he might find himself in a watery grave. Mayla Brior is gifted with the power to shed her seal skin, enabling her to walk on land. But when a man robs her of the pelt, she is forced to follow his commands, endangering her skin, and preventing her return to the sea. Venturing into enemy territory, Klaus and Mayla bond, escalating their relationship into more than adversaries. He realizes his pending nuptials are a dreadful mistake. But it might be too late to choose another path, especially when he knows he has to eventually let her go. AmazonKU
Aileana Montgomerie’s bloodline holds valuable gifts of foresight and healing, but with each honor comes a curse. Even though she is descended from the mystical isles’ folk, she lacks the ability of the Scottish Ancients and wonders if she belongs in a magical family. Aileana just wants a purpose. What good is her bow and arrow if she is denied the right to fight for her clan? Brodie MacDougall is ordained to be the next war chieftain of his clan. The title is a privilege as long as his brother, the future laird, doesn’t expect him to lift a sword and charge into battle. Chronic pain and nervous vapors force him to spend his days alone. Can his strategic skills keep him one step ahead of his conspiring brother? Through a magical Mortar & Pestle, Brodie finds his heart’s desire. But there’s a catch. The seat on his brother’s council is no longer dependent upon his health…but on Aileana’s strength. With rumblings of unrest among their clans, will their love foster an alliance or be a step toward war? AmazonKU
When musclebound frat bro Brad gets run off the road by a reckless driver, he thinks it’s game over. When he wakes up inside his twin brother’s favorite corny shifter romance novel, he realizes the real game is just beginning. Desperate to get back to a world where he’s top dog, Brad finds himself in the crosshairs of Raul, the menacingly hot hero of The Wolf’s Mate, who’s intent on teaching Brad a whole new meaning to the word alpha. Not only does Raul insist that Brad is an omega–his omega–but Brad is going to have to come to terms with the fact that he isn’t just a part of this fictional world. He’s a stand-in for the main character, and the only way out is to make sure he gets to his happily ever after. Author’s Note: This is the first installment of a new mpreg serial following Brad, a quintessential frat bro and Raul, the brooding werewolf love interest he never asked for–and, in typical ’80s alpha male hero fashion, is never gonna give him up. Prepare for hot shifters, snark and banter, gay awakening, found family dynamics, sassy (and intrusive) siblings, a villainous heroine, cliffhangers galore, and meta mayhem. AmazonKU
One book can change your life. Finding an old manuscript in the attic has always been a fantasy of Sylvia’s. She just never expected the fantasy to come true, or for it to lead her to answers about her mysterious family. The silver clasps binding the pages contain rare magic – the same magic that might run through Sylvia’s veins. To discover a link to her ancestors means understanding the book itself, but it’s written in a code that proves difficult to crack. The only thing she knows for certain is that it was once owned by the Medicis, the powerful family that controlled Renaissance Florence. With the help of Gabe and his friends, Sylvia investigates the book’s origins. But following the clues throws up more questions – questions they need help answering. Trusting others is not Sylvia’s strong suit, but with Gabe at her side, she becomes capable and confident. Until their trust is shattered when the book is stolen. Uncovering the thief proves dangerous, particularly when someone is also trying to kidnap Gabe. With his own mysteries to unravel, Gabe’s private life becomes more complicated. Sylvia tries to keep her distance but staying away from someone as magnetic as Gabe is impossible. With so many distractions, can they find the thief before the book is lost forever? Or will the secrets contained within its pages remain unsolved and will Sylvia’s past continue to be a mystery?
One of the biggest trivia competitions in the world is coming to Paradise Lodge, and Hali Waverly is expecting an influx of guests. What she’s not prepared for is murder.
When a body drops on the resort’s beach, however, she finds herself knee-deep in the investigation along with her new boyfriend Gray Hunter. Unfortunately for her, there are a few too many suspects for her comfort level. Between the other contestants—a flamboyant group of individuals whom Hali has trouble relating to—and the workers, there’s no limit to the pool of potential killers. Finding the right one isn’t going to be easy. When you add in the dark merrow, who continue to make their presence known, Hali has her hands full. All she wants is a little rest and to have a good time. That might not be in the cards though. When it becomes apparent that someone is trying to control the outcome of the competition, all bets are off. Beaches, bodies, and Bloody Marys? Yup, things are about to get hairy for St. Pete’s favorite witch and shifter. Oh, yeah, there will be some shark shifters too. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. AmazonKU
Jax has been a lonely vampire for as long as he can remember, but one human has changed everything. Alana is soft. Curvy. Sweet. She’s completely perfect for him, but he’s all wrong for her. When a shared enemy threatens them both, Jax is forced to make a choice: save his vampire clan or save the only woman he’s ever loved. Amazon
The king of the Court of Love wants me dead, the queen wants me in her bed, and the prince… He wants the only piece of me I will never surrender. They call me jester, dancer, trickster, lover. I exist to entertain. But behind my sideways smiles, my quick hands and magicians tricks, I trade in their lies, their secrets. I know their deepest desires, their wicked schemes. Their sins are my currency. The Court of Love is a card castle, and I hold the card that’s about to bring it all down. And they say I’m the fool…Fool Me Once is a dark MM fantasy brimming with courtly spice, morally ambiguous anti-heroes, and a fool who plays them all. AmazonKU
Everyone fears the Orcs that live beyond the edge of our kingdom. They are known as fierce and brutal warriors that show no mercy to their enemies. When I’m fleeing through the woods for my life, I’m caught by their leader. The moment our eyes meet, Tharos claims I am his Fated One–his A’shkyra. Humans and Orcs have been enemies for hundreds of years, but his people believe that a Fated bond cannot be undone. Despite my protests, Tharos says that I am his. Now I find myself wondering: What does it mean to be Claimed by an Orc? AmazonKU
In 2022, after the death of her husband, seventy-four-year-old retired teacher, Kate Clarke, returns to her small college town, seeking redemption for a tragic event that occurred in 1969 and completely changed the course of her life. Kate hikes to the secret cave where she and her first love, Paul Ganic, had often met. After she enters, she passes out. When she awakens and bursts from the cave, it’s 1968, and she’s twenty years old again, before Paul Ganic was killed. In this new 1968, nothing occurs as it had in the past, and the memories she had in 2022 are fading fast. This time, can Kate prevent the tragedy and have the future that was taken from her—a life and family with Paul Ganic? AmazonKU
I lost my orc. But he left me with something better. One year ago, Nevarth had to leave me. I never even got a chance to say goodbye. I thought I had lost him forever. Until I felt a kick in my belly. Now a part of him lives on in his son. When I look at his son, I feel that hope. And I feel sadness at having lost Nevarth. Until the day he returns. He tells me that our love put me in danger. The only way to save me was to leave. But he couldn’t stay away and he’s returned to fight for our love. Only now I need to tell him he’s not just fighting for him and I. He’s going to need to fight for our son. AmazonKU
“Could you love me?” he whispered. The question stole my breath and burned my lungs in the silence that followed. I wanted to answer, to whisper yes into the space between us, but I was afraid. All Gesela’s life, her home village of Elk has been cursed. And it isn’t a single curse—it is one after another, each to be broken by a villager, each with devastating consequences. When Elk’s well goes dry, it is Gesela’s turn to save her town by killing the toad that lives at the bottom. Except…the toad is not a toad at all. He is an Elven prince under a curse of his own, and upon his death, his brothers come for Gesela, seeking retribution. As punishment, the princes banish Gesela to live with their seventh brother, the one they call the beast. Gesela expects to be the prisoner of a hideous monster, but the beast turns out to be exquisitely beautiful, and rather than lock her in a cell, he offers Gesela a deal. If she can guess his true name in seven days, she can go free. Gesela agrees, but there is a hidden catch—she must speak his name with love in order to free him, too. But can either of them learn to love in time? Amazon Apple Books
Humans don’t fall in love with orcs… or bear their children. When Pascal took a job as a beast handler, befriending a seven-foot-tall alpha orc isn’t what he had in mind. His official task is to subdue the orc and make him obey. But Pascal refuses to use his employers’ harsh methods—because when he meets Xolkug, his instincts scream fate. Xolkug is paying the price for a rash decision he made years ago. Now trapped in an orc-proof cell, his only contact with the outside world is when he’s put on display for human amusement. Xolkug underestimated humans once. He won’t do it again. Even when the human tasked to “tame” him is kinder than the rest—and makes his heart sing in ways he doesn’t understand…Will an unexpected pregnancy threaten their escape plan? Or will the love between a human and orc beat the odds? AmazonKU
It has been said that Bailey Bryant lives with her middle finger up in the air. She can agree with that. But there’s one thing she fails to be breezy about: her unrelenting attraction to fellow enforcer Deke Hammond. Broad, inked, and ruggedly masculine, the grumpy cat shifter could attract a stone. He’s also currently riddled with touch-hunger and much crankier than usual. So she should probably stop poking at him for fun—he already despises her. Or so she thinks … until one of their regular disputes leads to an explosive kiss and an exchange of truths. That lip-lock creates a major issue—she now wants more. And there seems only one thing for it: She’ll have to kiss him again. Deke is a man of logic. He doesn’t like what he doesn’t understand. And he cannot explain why Bailey compels him like no one else…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Astra Arden has had a rough go of it lately. Between dealing with bickering gods, a spectral boyfriend who can’t seem to remember to knock, a lost job, and three sisters who have all become rebellious, Astra is barely keeping it together. But when the mayor of Cassandra, the town known for its psychic abilities, goes missing, things go from bad to downright absurd. The entire town of Cassandra thinks Astra murdered Mayor Lillian Thornton a very public confrontation between the women. The interim mayor—a hotheaded condo developer named Daniel Caldecott—is determined to use the disappearance to take over Cassandra and pin the blame on the Arden family as fast as he can get the ink dried on the warrant. Can Astra find the missing mayor, clear her name, and restore peace to Cassandra before it becomes a high-end ghost town? Or will she be swallowed up in the chaos of gods, ghosts, and greedy developers? AmazonKU
Two samurai risk their hearts, souls, and their very existence to stop an occult phantom from destroying the world, in this stunning supernatural fantasy from Legend of the Five Rings – The demon-vanquishing samurai, Asako Sekken and Agasha no Isao Ryotora are summoned to Winter Court. Their exploits with the Spirit Realms have taken a toll on the pair and the cut and thrust of Rokugani politics proves challenging. After being urged to share their tales of adventure, the Winter Court guests begin to fall into a deep sleep from which they cannot wake. Fearing foul play, the Phoenix demand retribution, but Sekken and Ryotora uncover the hand of a supernatural trickster seeking entry to the mortal realm. The path to victory will risk their lives and the strange bond between them. But they must succeed, lest something awful escape into Rokugan.
Magnus’s human family would despise him if they found out how deep he’s fallen into the supernatural world. The witching world had been nothing but cruel to his late mother and now his human family wants nothing to do with it. But with an ailing father and siblings who need his help, Magnus doesn’t have a choice. He can’t make enough outside the magic world to support them but he refuses to watch them suffer over something as stupid as money. He’s lucky to live safe and isolated in Crescent City among other witches and werewolves where he has a steady stream of both income and men to call when he needs to let off steam. Magnus never lets himself become overly attached to any one partner, his life is stressful enough without the addition of emotions. Calore Fier is a billionaire werewolf with his sights set on Magnus…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Only one profession is at once more reviled and revered than any other. That of the hired blade. The paid killer. The assassin. The When Swords Fall Silent anthology showcases the imaginations and talents of more than a dozen of the best modern science-fiction and fantasy authors, with each tale centered around one or more characters burdened with a bloody task they will see to completion no matter the cost. Featuring writers such as Michael J. Sullivan, Terry Mancour, Andrew Rowe, Marie Brennan, and many more, every story takes you for a vicious ride through a world of shadow and death, each as unique in perspective and execution as the contracts carried out within.
Even after visiting the Oracle, Adrienne still can’t quite believe the prophesy. But whether she believes it or not, there is no denying the strange power building within her, or the bond forming between her and her men. Now, after making her daring escape from Knossos, Adrienne’s enemies have only grown more dangerous, and everything she has come to love is at risk. Faced with a power-hungry god and a greedy queen, Adrienne has a decision to make. A decision that will change the very course of history. Will Adrienne learn how to wake the power within before it’s too late? AmazonKU
Demons don’ t hide under my bed— they crawl into it. Selling my soul to save the life of my ingrate ex-boyfriend was the final nail in my coffin of bad decisions. It won me a painful death, a thankless job as an errand girl and landed me in the Chasm— a violent and dangerous part of the afterlife. And as if dying wasn’ t bad enough, I now have the attention of the four Demon Lords who run the Chasm— Gorrin, the man who owns my soul, Tyrus, a brilliant and ruthless mobster, Yazmor, who lives as if everything is a joke and Hale, an unpredictable and violent loner. My unhappy little rut is shattered when I’ m tasked with taking the soul of an innocent teenage girl. Finding another option will require facing my past and outsmarting the most powerful beings in existence. If I thought the Demon Lords were intimidating as lovers, that’ s nothing compared to having them as enemies. At least the afterlife isn’ t boring. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Coyote shifter Rudy Winslow is adapting to life in a new city when he spots a man whose very presence steals his heart. The man is bewitching. Bewitching…and grumpy. Samuel has no interest in the shifter who’s been following him around like a lovesick pup, even if he is adorable. Adorable…and persistent. Born a vampire before the Great Wars, Samuel’s had plenty of time to make enemies. If he can’t best his latest foe, it’ll be Rudy who pays the price. Samuel doesn’t do relationships—and he won’t bend the rules for Rudy—but that doesn’t mean he wants the coyote to suffer. Stuck with Samuel as the vampire plots revenge, Rudy leaps at the chance to win over his reluctant mate. But can they harness the power of their fated bond, or will Samuel’s dark past overcome the future they’ve yet to claim? AmazonKU
Cynthia Fields, a powerful witch with a troubled past, is so close to cracking the code of the Coven Daughters prophecy. She just needs to unlock the secrets of Fire and Chaos and connect with her five coven sisters, and she’ll be set to save the world and maybe even herself. Cynthia’s search takes her on a cross-country hitchhiking trip where she meets a strange truck driver who claims to have the ability to jump into different bodies before the journey lands her in the arms of a sexy, mysterious drifter who goes by Raven. Following what was supposed to be a one-time, steamy encounter, Ravel reveals to Cynthia that he’s a raven shifter with his own agenda—revenge—for unraveling the prophetic mysteries. His knowledge of the prophecy runs deep, and they form an alliance that’s as intense as their burgeoning desire. Bound by sizzling romance and magical obsession, Cynthia and Ravel hop on a motorcycle and chase the secrets of witchcraft until Cynthia’s quest to enhance her power tangles her in the snares of a malevolent entity, Folly, who claims to rule over the prophecy. Reluctantly, Cynthia agrees to Folly’s demands, a bargain that must be paid with the blood of those she loves. Will Cynthia and Raven beat this witchy game of cat-and-mouse before it’s too late? AmazonKU
I made a deal with a demon so I could be free. Boy did that blow up in my face. Everything is falling apart just as I thought it was coming together. The Mercer twins say I’m their mate. I believe them, even if I can’t let them claim me. No matter how badly my soul yearns to be theirs. Pan laid out his terms and I ignored them once already. Now Ben is in jail for a murder he didn’t commit, Asher’s curse is spreading, and Remi and I are no closer to finding a way to free either of them. If that wasn’t tricky enough, the Duke of Tears has found me. And Gavin has made it clear he has no intention of leaving without his wife. But I refuse to leave them. My flirtatious wolf. My haunted hacker. My broken alpha. And I already know my mischievous demon will never let me go. The mark he seared into my flesh is proof of that. If I’ve learned anything from my Blackthorne ancestors, it’s how to protect my mate. So while Pan thinks he’s got me over a barrel, I’m the one using him to my advantage. After all, there’s more than one way to deal with a demon. AmazonKU
VS Note: Lesbian romance fantasy.
Nothing in life that’s worth having, comes easy. Having finally learned the horrible truth about Peilor society, Emma has chosen to cut the chain connecting her spirit to her body, and fled to the Realm of Imagination. Now she is headed for a Realm whose ruler banished her, with no way back. Worse, she has never managed to stay there for longer than a few hours before starting to Fade out of existence…Even if she manages to survive, lacking her powerful body and Skills, how is she going to stay out of the hands of Peilor? More importantly, how is she ever going to get back to Kaitlynn? One thing is for sure: if Emma is to have any chance of reclaiming what she’s lost, she’s going to need to develop a whole new way of fighting, and gather power. A lot of power. AmazonKU
A woman who can see past lives falling in love with a man who’s been dead for 100 years–should be easy, right? Um, no. Teena Jones has always known about being murdered in her past life. That’s no biggie. But when she falls in love with a revenant, things get complicated. Still, can’t a girl break up with the undead man she loves for reasons even she doesn’t understand without the Magical Council sticking their noses in? If only. The Hon. William Ambrose Deighton was the younger son of a minor baron a century or so ago, and nothing in that lifetime prepared him for the afterlife he’s living. Or for Teena, who–despite the fact that they’re perfect for each other–won’t let him love her. But suddenly the Council comes calling. It seems Teena’s murderer has been reincarnated and is leaving behind bodies again–including Teena’s, if she doesn’t look out. Together with the Council’s Outer Banks Irregulars–which include a psychic, a sorcerer, a dog-shaped magical parolee, a revenant who dreams of the circus, and a drag queen vampire–they need to figure out why, and how to stop him…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
The whole world watched me lose it all…After spending the last three months on My Fairytale, a show that promised I’d find my future pack and finally get my happily ever after, I realized it was too good to be true. My chosen pack humiliated me in front of the world and now the only thing I can do is outrun the spotlight. I find myself moving a few hours away, ready to start a new life. But the past isn’t ready to let me go. Family is using me for their fifteen minutes, I have interviews I still have to conduct, and it’s starting to feel like I’ll never truly get away. My trust was broken and I’m not sure if I can let anyone in again. The issue is there are several men in this town that don’t care about my past… in fact, they have skeletons of their own. Can we stop living in the past and give this pack a chance, or will this once again end in heartbreak? AmazonKU
What have I done? Now bound to Maverick and Lucas as their omega, Nova realises both her life and her heart are now in danger as she falls deeper in love with the Scott brothers. With her pregnancy progressing like a ticking clock, and her carefully constructed stories beginning to unravel, she frantically continues to search for the Spanish gold, believing it to be her only way out if the brothers discover who she truly is and how she has betrayed them. Nova isn’t the only one on Desolation Island with secrets however, and as she searches for the truth about Jaxon’s past, she begins to unravel a web of deceit that stretches far back into the past, to the truth about the alphas’ father and the future of the island. Her secrets haunt her every move, but it is Lucas’s secrets that rise like a tidal wave, threatening to consume them both in a maelstrom of his own inner torment and despair. Determined to put things right, Nova knows she is risking her heart and hew new family in order to come clean, but will it be enough, or will the truth break them apart forever? AmazonKU
Gideon’s father’s a liar and a gambler, which means Gideon must pay for his mistakes. He’s done it in the past, and he’ll do it in the future. This instance with the King should be no different. But when Gideon’s father claims his son can spin straw into gold, Gideon is captured and forced into a locked room filled with a substance that only makes him sneeze and his eyes water. The King’s men intimidate him and the King demands perfection. Gideon knows nothing of magic, so what will become of him? Just as Gideon believes his life is over, a small man shows up and offers Gideon a lesson in the gift of gold. The price for this lesson is quite simple, though carnal. Will Gideon agree? Or will his pride stop him from saving his own life?
VS note: The author says “(Note: The first part of High King was previously published as “Echoes of Ancient Dreams” in 2014. High King is the complete novel, parts one and two combined.)”
Love is immortal and time, as we know it, is circular. Souls never truly die, but connect with each other in different times, different worlds. A modern American girl is about to discover just how mystical the world can be. And just how much she loved an ancient king… and was loved in return. Destry Caldbeck, smarting from being jilted at the altar, travels to Ireland on what was supposed to be her honeymoon. While visiting Dowth, an ancient Neolithic site outside of Dublin, she encounters a group of students and their instructor. Dr. Conor Da Derga is everything an Irishman should be – enormous, muscular, red-headed, and drop-dead sexy. He’s also loud, booming, animated, and brilliant. Conor, having seen the gorgeous American with the bright eyes when she first arrived at the mound, is thrilled to have a chance encounter with her. Destry and Conor share a moment of undeniable attraction before ancient incantations and ghostly visitations begin to lend clues to their past lives as an ancient king and queen. Soon, they find themselves caught up in a maelstrom of time shifts, landing them back in…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)… AmazonKU
The threats are mounting in the Shadow Court, not just for Reyna, but for the mysterious shadow-fae Prince who has kidnapped her. Undead monsters, an insane Queen, magical curses and ancient secrets are all vying for the honor of ending their lives. Forced to work with the famously monstrous Prince, Reyna soon learns that the fae warrior is dangerously different from the rumors. Passionately, fiercely, different. And when the stakes are raised, she will discover that he is not the only one hiding who he really is. AmazonKU
My two favorite things: 1. Hunting feral shifters 2. Executing feral shifters. When I was young, a rabid feral bear slaughtered my entire pack and I’ve spent my life trying to right that wrong. I’m a lone wolf now, hellbent on revenge. I’ve eliminated dozens of bears over the years, but this last one is proving to be tricky. For the first time ever, I’m hesitating. It’s not because of him. I have no sympathy for a feral bear. It’s because of his sister. She’s my mate. And if I put down her brother, she’ll never forgive me. But if I let a feral bear go loose, I’ll never forgive myself. My mate or my destiny. An impossible choice. But one that I have to make. AmazonKU
Prince Taza is a seahorse, the sole male offspring of the Coushrin king, and heir to the throne. Sounds great, right? Not really. For one thing, two crazy female seahorses are vying to impregnate him and become the next queen of the Coushrin dynasty because seahorses mate for life. He doesn’t want to be just a breeder while his wife rules the seas. But if being the prey and intended brood-stallion of two insane females isn’t bad enough, Taza’s also being chased by a human who’s determined to attain immortality by eating him. Stir fried, easy on the garlic. What does he do? Flee to a vampire bar on the surface world, where he meets Astika, a Hindu Naga god. Astika’s been dispatched on a fool’s errand, because his advice to his uncle and grandfather’s harems is causing mayhem in the kingdom. He wasn’t supposed to meet a seahorse prince, save his life, and end up mated in the process. But when Astika saves Prince Taza from the human who might just be crazier than the two seahorses chasing him, Taza does the only smart thing and pledges himself to the Naga. For life. Since they’re stuck with each other, Astika might as well see what it’s like with a seahorse. Together, out of the wildest circumstances imaginable, these two lovers create Absolute Perfection. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
As king of the ice giants, I must have heirs. But our customs do not satisfy me. I do not want a giantess who will bear me a child and then leave to be with another. I would much rather pursue a union the human way: find a partner who will share my bed, bear my children, and stay by my side. Until death do us part. One drop of blood is all it takes to get a match. And when I see her, my cool blood rushes faster in a daze of heat. Only one thought is clear in my mind: she belongs to me. I must claim her before my subjects to prove once and for all this female will not take lovers. She will be mine forever. I will show her vigorously how different I am from puny human males. And once she knows what it means to be with the king of the giants, she will never want to leave. AmazonKU
After she lands on the losing side of a war, Saga is sentenced to serve Ari Sekundär, the man she despises. But when Ari is blamed for a tragic assassination, Saga is forced on the run with her reluctant master, and they must work together to survive. Soon hate feels more like passion and disgust more like desire. What Ari doesn’t know is that falling in love with the enemy will have deadly consequences. But how can Saga tell him, if he ever gives his heart to her, it will unlock a hidden secret that can destroy the kingdom…and end her life. The tale of the Swan Princess reimagined. This compelling New Adult Fantasy continues the bestselling world of the Broken Kingdoms as the first book in the Southern Kingdom. Welcome to a world filled with fae, Vikings, and spicy romance. AmazonKU
Thrown into the Wishing Well, Clio must find three keys while fighting to stay alive in a nine-square grid of fear. Whether she wins or loses the round, her wish will be read aloud. Clio knows that when King Ergondy learns what she wished for, if she holds three keys, her wish will have to be granted. But she also knows that if she loses, a swift execution will be the most merciful outcome she could receive. And King Ergondy is not known for his mercy. AmazonKU
In the town of Coventry, an unsettled spirit roams the streets seeking retribution for an unsolved homicide. With Meri by her side, Kinsley is summoned to investigate the otherworldly presence. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Kinsley discovers a string of clues and suspects but realizes that the ghost’s fury is not solely targeted at the perpetrator but at anyone who finds themselves in its malevolent path. Racing against the clock, Kinsley must solve the murder and lay the ghost to rest before it’s too late. Will she unearth the truth and put an end to the vengeful rampage, or will she be the next victim of the malevolent spirit? AmazonKU
Kian McHurne has unpaired himself from his mate. He had to do it for reasons he never wants to admit out loud. He put her in the care of the new King of the Bear Clan of Alaska, in hopes that she could have a better life, and survive the war that is coming for her. Their pairing was arranged, and they never quite took to each other. It’s better to cut losses and move on if they’re to be in two separate Clans now. Too bad Fate has other plans. When he’s cast into the new Clan to fight for his life, he sees the mate he left behind in a new light. She isn’t anchored down anymore, and the new-found freedom has done her good. Her inner grizzly is fierce and she will make Kian pay every chance she gets, but for him? He will secretly cheer her on. She should be fierce. She should learn to fight. She should learn to never back down, because he knows a secret the new Clan doesn’t know—and it could be the end to them all. Grizzly shifter, Eryn Laraway, has been shamed. When a pairing fails in the Bear Clan, it’s an unspeakable thing to happen, and her mate has …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
I don’t want an alpha. I don’t want the legendary Murphy pack as stepbrothers. I don’t want to share a house with the four boys every girl in school wants. And I definitely don’t want their breath on my skin Their scent in my nose Their marks on my neck. Their father told them to look after me. But he doesn’t realise just how they’ve decided to twist that directive. I’m a pet omega for them to play with. And they’re about to give me everything they decide I need. AmazonKU
Five years ago, Josie Porter’s life was about to begin: she was going to escape her abusive family, move in with her best friend, and start college. Now, scarred from years of government torture in the Designation Academy, her dreams are long gone. Her only goal now is to survive. With the Designation Government out to pair every omega with often brutal alpha packs, Josie has to turn to black-market suppressants to disguise her biology. But when the supply runs out, Josie can no longer run from her designation. Cam, Ben, and Theo Ashwood had given up on their dream to find an omega, refusing to participate in the government’s oppressive policies. But when the underground anti-government Alliance asks them to help an omega in need, they can’t say no. They never expected to meet her — their fated mate. Suddenly surrounded by alphas desperate to tend to her every need, Josie finds herself feeling things she only dreamed of as a child — love, trust… hope. But even the protection of her fiercely loyal pack can’t stand against those determined to tear them apart. AmazonKU
I kissed a hot fae guy to start a temporary mate bond between us… and now I’m pretending I haven’t been seeing visions of our future together for the past year and a half. At first, I didn’t realize what I was seeing. Who would assume steamy dreams and brutal nightmares were what the future held? But then my fake mate, who was the subject of said hot dreams, hauled me off to his house and told me I belonged to him. That abduction just about set off the horrific future I’ve seen coming. Now I have to figure out a way to stop this war before it happens… or we’ll have much bigger problems than my temporary mate’s possessive declaration that I’m his. AmazonKU
Penny’s life just flipped. She’s been fired without cause, found by her stalker, and had to engage a lawyer. And her day is about to get worse. Penny thought life was good until her ex-boyfriend comes into her office with his current girlfriend—her boss—on his arm. When the new girlfriend leaves them alone for a minute, he attacks with alarming brutality, but Penny is the one who loses her job. After a few weeks, she gets a lawyer, who tells her she can call anytime. So, when she survives an attack by her ex, she calls him, and he meets her at the hospital. Jax is an alpha with extras, and his situation is similar to Penny’s. He has one appendage that she is aware of—his five-year-old daughter. Over the course of a week, Penny has to go from nothing to being offered a pack-style living arrangement with Jax, his daughter, and another alpha who also has an aquatic adaptation. If she says no, they will still help but not give up, and if she says yes, she can throw a five-year-old’s birthday party. It’s no contest. Amazon
Purple spur and silver thread, Waste away until you’re dead. Necromancers infest the land of Alderyth, fueling a dark plague that always kills its victims. For Nell, it’s more than a story told by travelers. The deathmark claimed her family and fated her to a life of servitude. When a battered old hag collapses in her arms, suspicion swirls through her fear-governed town. Could Nell be a carrier of the plague? She decides to flee rather than submit to prying authorities, but not without trouble. The deathmark dogs her footsteps, and her best escape might lie with a reclusive man who knows far more than he should about the curse. AmazonKU
I thought my forties were gonna bite. But not quite like this. My divorce from my controlling ex was final, But I had one last thing to check off on my list: Covering the tattoo of his name branded on my inner hip. For comfort, I’d made an appointment with a fellow female, But she was overbooked and referred me to her colleague—Her ripped, gorgeous, very male colleague. My skin flushed thinking of him working so close to an intimate spot, But Brody was a complete professional—Both during the appointment, And between my sheets days later. He even made an appointment at my dental office, Just as an excuse to see me again. But as I floss his teeth and one suddenly pierces my glove, I learn there’s another side of him: A wolf, simmering just beneath his tattooed skin. Even crazier? He tells me I’m now going to become one myself. As in, a forty-year-old wolf lady. Midlife crisis suddenly has a whole new meaning. AmazonKU
Astrid is the kind of Hunter that all Hunters aspire to be. Lethal. Focused. Ambidextrous. In contrast to her disgraced sister, Astrid has done everything right. And now, she’s coming to realize that everything she’s ever known is wrong. Soren wants to be the kind of Shade that all Shades aspire to be. Brave. Decisive. Powerful. But his disgraced sister is determined to ruin him, and now there’s a deadly Hunter in his realm, smelling like the most delicious thing he’d ever taste. And the king wants them to work together. Can they hold the enemy line with each other? Or will the thin line between love and hate be their undoing? AmazonKU
What do you do when three hot, possessive ghosts want to jump your bones? I’m Bree, and I see dead people. Not all dead people. Only those with unfinished business. They’re everywhere – I’ll be eating my breakfast and a poisoned heiress glares over my Cheerios, and I can’t even enjoy the wilderness without being accosted by chattering ex-hikers who don’t understand which mushrooms are edible. I’ve returned to my hometown of Grimdale to cat-sit for my parents while I plan my next move. I’m looking forward to raiding their fridge, hanging out with their two mischievous kittens, and staying far, far away from anything supernatural. But I forgot that I’m never alone in Grimdale. The three ghosts I used to play with as a kid are back in my life again. Only now I’m their age and they’re infuriatingly attractive. There’s the slightly psychotic Roman soldier who loves the Great British Bake Off, the bossy, aristocratic royal prince who demands the finer things in life (er, death), and the blind Victorian gentleman adventurer who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body (or any bones, for that matter). But my three ghoulish houseguests are the least of my problems. I’ve landed a job giving tours of the historic Grimdale Cemetery, and on my very first day, I stumble into a fresh corpse. The dead guy’s ghost needs me to solve his murder so he can cross over, but sticking my nose into spirit business might see me to an early grave. As for my three hauntingly hot friends? It turns out their unfinished business…is me. AmazonKU
I am a prisoner in the place I once called home. Desolate. I am thousands of miles away from my mate. Waiting. Nothing will ever stop me loving my true mate, Phoenix Adair. Nothing. Not even Willow Creek’s new alpha, my former best friend, Zade Crawford. A boy who became a monster. A man without a moral code whose perverted goal is to destroy Phoenix and lock me away. A man who has no idea that my hand in marriage belongs to his sole enemy. AmazonKU
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