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.
CRATH (THE VORGE CREW BOOK SIX) by Laurann Dohner
VS Note: So happy to see a new one in her VORGE series! She’s always an autobuy for me.
Since being betrayed by her home planet, Kelsey Bowen has been sold at auction as a human incubator. Until she’s rescued by a feline alien who claims to want to marry her. He’s got to be crazy, right? Since joining the crew of The Vorge, Tryleskian male Crath Vellar wants what his family has—a human life-lock. His littermates and cousin are very happy with the Earth females they’ve rescued and claimed, and after a lifetime alone, Crath wants someone to call his own. He’ll just have to make sure she survives long enough to give him a chance to win her heart. Not an easy task, when other alien males also want his Kelsey.
HACKLES AND A HONEYMOON (CURSED BY KOSMOS) by Poppy Rhys
What happens when an off-planet work trip turns into a sham honeymoon with a fake alien husband? I, Birdie Clayton, a travel agent with a crippling fear of flying and a pile of debt, never thought I’d be doomed to face my worst phobia to avoid getting fired. Yet here I am, lightyears from home and touching alien grass. Everything was running as expected until Omen Bainbridge barged into my life. Thanks to a software malfunction, the famous alien athletics sensation is my new, unwelcome roommate. Stuck together for the foreseeable future, we hash out a decent plan to coexist. But when the unrelenting press starts hounding my every move, Omen suggests something outlandish. If I pose as his affectionate mate to help him secure his dream contract with the premier sports team in the universe, he’ll pay off all my debts. But as we navigate this game, the lines of reality and fantasy begin to blur and I question what’s true and what isn’t. Can I make it back home with my heart in one piece? AmazonKU
I MARRIED A DRYAD (PRIME MATING AGENCY) by Regine Abel
He was her perfect match. Fed up with the deadbeats and jerks infesting the standard dating pool, Maeve reaches out to the Prime Mating Agency, hoping to improve her luck. Her fear of ending up with some weird primitive alien is immediately alleviated when she’s paired with a stunning Edocit. Smart, funny, sweet, and as hellbent in protecting the weak and the oppressed as she is, Helio exceeds everything she ever dreamed of. If only she didn’t have to keep so many secrets from him. Helio hadn’t been actively looking for a mate, least of all an off-worlder. But the moment he lays eyes on Maeve, he’s smitten… but also intimidated. Aside from the cultural shock their pairing is bound to give her, he’s a mere bounty hunter, while she’s a brilliant, high-ranking officer of the Enforcers, the elite intergalactic peacekeeping forces. Despite his insecurities, they’re off to a great start… until tragedy strikes. With the lives of countless innocents on the line, will the clash of their respective worlds tear them apart, or will they overcome adversity to prevail against evil? AmazonKU
MY BIG FURRY ALIEN SATYR (STARLIGHT MONSTERS BOOK TWO) by Skye MacKinnon
They took her from me. My mate is in danger. And I will do anything to save her. Even take part in the Trials of Kalumbu, the most dangerous games in the galaxy. Can I trust him? I’ve been abducted by aliens, tortured, imprisoned, and now dropped onto a planet filled with monsters. My day couldn’t get any worse. Until an alien with horns and a tail arrives as my knight in shining loincloth. Is this yet another trick or is he really here to save me? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
TAKEN BY THE ALIEN ROGUE (FATED MATES OF THE ZAARN BOOK TWO) by Krista Luna
HAZEL – I get lucky when horned blue aliens rescue me straight from cryo. So when I get the chance to use my communications skills to help save other human women, I jump on it. It’s perfect. Except for him. Of all the handsome devils, why did I get stuck alone on a mission with a heartbreaker? Especially one who keeps losing his shirt and carrying me everywhere. Kirel is all smooth talk and easy charm. He claims I’m his fated mate. But I refuse to be fooled by a handsome face again, no matter how tempting his whole… package. KIREL – I never met a computer system I couldn’t hack or a female I couldn’t tempt for a fling. But without a fated mate, all of it was flimsy and fleeting. Until her. My soul’s breath. The one destined to be mine forever. Hay-Zul is the puzzle I can’t figure out and the one I’m the most desperate to solve. I ache for her and her lush curves. When we go undercover to find more Hyoo-mon females, we pretend to be fated mates. But it’s not fake, and I’ll prove it to her. Then I’ll take her as mine. AmazonKU
I SPY AN ALIEN (PAX GALACTICA BOOK TWO) by Jenny Schwartz
The couple that spies together, survives together! As intrepid human journalist Elif Moora stalks the levels and voids of Artha Station, camera drones on alert, interview subjects reveal the inner workings of Universal Society and offer terrifying hints regarding the existence of a mysterious mastermind, one intent on destroying humanity. Kirk Tormod, pict rogue and undercover USIA agent, has spent the past three years in pursuit of the mastermind. When Elif crashes Kirk’s investigation, damage control means recruiting her as his girlfriend. But what could one lone, human woman bring to the party? Secrets of her own. I Spy an Alien is a cozy, space opera thriller. AmazonKU
DAWN OF CHAOS (EVEN OF DESTRUCTION BOOK FOUR) by Benjamin Medrano
VS Note: From the blurb for Book One: “Evelyn enjoyed living a nice, quiet life in an anarchic pirate port, far from the world she’d once conquered. Then came an attack by mercenaries that made her angry. By the time the dust settled, she had a group of former slaves which she’d freed, her djinn assistant had convinced several of the women that they should join Evelyn’s brand-new harem, and she was looking for a new home, likely aboard a ship.”
There will be hell to pay. Evelyn’s parents have been missing for more than thirty years, and at last Evelyn has a clue as to their fate. Investigating won’t be easy, even for someone as powerful as she is, yet she won’t be deterred. Her preparations have her requesting aid from those of great power and visiting ancient ruins with hidden dangers, yet all of that pales before what she will encounter. It’s really a shame that she’s truly pissed off. AmazonKU
A FOOL FOR BLOWN FUSES (ALIEN LOVE ENCOUNTERS) by Latrexa Nova
Being the only female electrician in my company can be hard enough most days, but on April Fool’s Day, the guys go all out with pranks. So there’s no way in hell I was going to take them seriously when they told me they found a flying saucer at the edge of a job site. The huge pink dude they got to play an alien begs me to help fix his ship, but I’m not falling for it. I decide to shock everyone and kiss him right there—time for payback. Except when we kiss, the chemistry between us is electric—literally. Because apparently he’s a real freakin alien! And now he’s claiming I’m his biological mate, but I’m too grounded to let the sparks flying between us knock me off my feet. Alien Love Encounters – It’s April Fool’s Day, and these ladies have had it with all the pranks. So it’s no wonder they don’t believe that aliens have landed on Earth. Maybe smooching an alien is a weird way to call a bluff, but it sure makes for an interesting alien encounter. This book is part of a multi-author collaboration celebrating mistaken identities and first-contact alien romance. AmazonKU
WANDERING STAR: FALLEN: A DARVEL OUTCASTS AND SURVIVORS ROMANCE by S J Sanders
VS Note: An expanded re-release with an additional, new 12K words.
A trip on the luxury star-liner, the Wandering Star, to the far-off sights outside of coalition space is an often dreamed of opportunity of a lifetime for the citizens of United Earth. For Kelly Roberts, winning the citizen’s passenger lottery is also a chance of escape from a demanding life where she is often treated less than human for her cybernetic implants as a mech-technician. An alien attack on a star-liner had never happened before. It should not have happened, ending both her life as she knew it and her dream vacation with cyrostasis in an escape pod. Waking in an unfamiliar sector of space by her alien rescuers, and with no way home, Kelly suddenly finds herself in a situation where she must define what her new life will be and the forbidden attraction that she’s beginning to feel for the males who rescued her. For a pair of males exiled far from their homeworld to manage a quiet waystation on the outer limits of Zelekzan space, finding a capsule containing a lone alien female is an unexpected surprise. Drawn by her scent, and charmed by her curious exploration of their home, Hlek and Krith dare to dream of the possibility of having a mate. A dream that is threatened with the arrival of a dangerous stranger to their station who also hungers for the female they would make their own. With the law working against their instinctual desires, they will do all that they can to protect her even as they work to woo the female that they can’t imagine life without. AmazonKU
FREED AND FILLED (WARRIOR ELITE SERIES BOOK SEVEN) by V T Bonds
One signature. That’s all it took for my life to be turned upside down. Now I belong to the ISC. At least, that’s what I thought, until they shoved me into the cell of a giant, hyena-like alpha with a possessive streak and filthy sense of humor. He owns me in ways they never could and makes me yearn for a future I never thought possible. Will he fulfill my dreams of freedom, or will I forever be trapped in this hellhole? **This story is knot for the faint of heart. It is a dark action-packed Omegaverse romance set in a world where violence and sexual situations occur. Scenes are not glossed over. Sensitive readers please abstain.**
GENTLEMEN PREFER VILAINS: A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN MM ROMANCE (VILLAINOUS THINGS BOOK TWO) by C Rochelle
Simon – I needed to get the hell out of Big City. The only reason I was living in this American wasteland was because my mother insisted I reconcile with my estranged father. That the idea came to her while drunk on the French bubbly should have been my sign to stay right where I belonged. Anywhere but here. Certainly somewhere more fabulous. When an international job opportunity arises, I jump on board. It’s just a bonus that I’ll be traveling with the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. Make that muscular, morally gray, and hopefully, my next conquest. What’s a casual fling between coworkers, after all? I’m ready for my next big adventure—far from Big City—so if whatever we’re up to is vaguely illegal, I’ll simply turn the other cheek. It’s not like some superhero is going to swoop in and stop a couple of humans like us. Wolfgang – I may have orchestrated my villainous parents’ deaths, but that doesn’t mean the crushing weight of my responsibilities is easy to bear. My sister was the only one…(more blurb on ebook seller’s platform) AmazonKU
TAME (GALACTIC CYBORG HEAT SERIES) by Jessie Rose Case
VS Note: The author only seems to have one blurb for all the cyborg books and this is it:
This is a Happily Ever After, Galactic Cyborg Heat Series, Hot Romantic Fiction Novel. This tantalizing story of passions and desires unexpectedly brings together a Cyborg and a human female in a way they never thought possible. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note. Sounded good to me, put it on my TBR list.
Gita Chithra, the captain of the intergalactic ship The Tempest, is used to leading her crew on simple retrieval and assistance missions. But when she receives a frantic distress call from Ri, the AI she trained from inception—making her like a daughter to Gita—she knows she’s in for something much more dangerous. Ri is trapped in the depths of Loki’s Ring, an artificial alien-made solar system, and says everyone in the vicinity has been infected and killed by a mysterious contagion. Gita and her team investigate, only to discover horrors at every turn, and are soon stranded themselves, leaving them vulnerable to infection and attack. Forced to call on an old friend to help them out of this mess, Gita must succeed or risk losing everyone she’s ever loved.
FALLING FOR THE HUNTER by Kitty Siberia
There is no way to predict the future or pick the planet where you would crash. When Lily embarked on a space ship to become a colonist on Hamunaphtra 4, she had no idea what the future will hold for her. All she knew was that by taking this job, she offered her mom and sister a carefree life. No one told her that the space ship could crash and that instead of waking up in the new Colony she would end up on a Prison Planet. She didn’t even know that there was such a thing. After being trapped and destined to be sold as a slave, Lily is freed by a bounty hunter. A rough… Creature… because the male that stood in front of her cage was not a man. He was something else: a tall jackal like creature that looked like the ancient Egyptian God Anubis. Amon-Kan was attending to business, hunting his prey on the surface of the harsh desert planet. With only his trusted companion Brox the maul, his sword and his gun, he stumbled upon the most fascinating creature. She was too small and weak to survive…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
EXPERIMENT D4L4H (RED PLANET DRAGONS OF TAJSS BOOK 25) by Miranda Martin
He calls me ‘his’, says I’m his treasure. I never agreed and now I’m forced to be near him…I never expected to be in this situation. Trapped in a bunker with the Zmaj, a race of sexy alien dragon-men, and on the brink of extinction. As a genetic researcher, I’ve been tasked with studying the Experiments. Zmaj who have undergone horrific body alteration at the hands of the evil scientists who built this place long before humans arrived on Tajss. Now I’ve discovered that one of the Experiments is our best hope for survival. I know he can withstand the radiation outside, and our leaders need us to find a place on the surface safe for humans. We’ve only got a couple weeks until our food supplies run out. But when I wake him up, everything changes. He claims me as his treasure, saying that I’m his forever. I didn’t agree to that, but once a Zmaj claims you, it’s for life. As we embark on a mission to save both our species, I’m forced to spend time with him. Alone. I know I should be focusing on the task at hand, but I can’t stop thinking about Dal. And I’m worried. How do I keep the boundaries between us? Can I resist his seductive pull? In this world of deadly danger, with everything trying to kill us and only him for protection, anything can happen. AmazonKU
OMEGA’S CHOICE (ALPHA SECURITY COMPANY BOOK FIVE) by Mina Carter
No one wants the attention of an alpha. Huge, Brutal, dominant… but what happens when you’re pretending to be one? I’ve always been an alpha. At least, that’s what I’ve been told all my life. But one look at Thale Barnes, and I’m running scared. Something about the big, brutal alpha gets my motor running. And it shouldn’t. I certainly shouldn’t want his kisses, his dominance… his fangs in my neck marking me. The plan was to ignore him. Until Logan Shaw, a sexy as sin beta whose scent screams alpha. Now I have two of them vying for me, and everything inside wants to submit like the omega I shouldn’t want to be…She’s an alpha. I shouldn’t want her. Yet I can’t keep away. Penny is my weakness. Has been since she joined the ASC. Hard as nails and stunningly beautiful it makes me ache, I know I don’t have a chance with her. Alpha and alpha won’t work without a pack and I’m not into sharing. Except Penny is worth it. Whatever it takes to keep her in my bed and safe—even agreeing to share with a beta. Getting caught between two alphas is suicide—but I don’t care. From the moment we met, it was lust at first sight. That she’s an alpha and I’m just a beta doesn’t stop me from wanting her, from wanting her in my bed and wearing my mark, even if it means taking on an alpha hell-bent on marking her without her consent. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
THE STRANGE by Nathan Ballingrud
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. On my TBR.
Since Anabelle’s mother left for Earth to care for her own ailing mother, her days in New Galveston have been spent at school and her nights at her laconic father’s diner with Watson, the family Kitchen Engine and dishwasher as her only companion. When the Silence came, and communication and shipments from Earth to its colonies on Mars stopped, life seemed stuck in foreboding stasis until the night Silas Mundt and his gang attacked. At once evoking the dreams of an America explored in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and the harder realities of frontier life in Charles Portis True Grit, Ballingrud’s novel is haunting in its evocation of Anabelle’s quest for revenge amidst a spent and angry world accompanied by a domestic Engine, a drunken space pilot, and the toughest woman on Mars.
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note.
Shane and Ava are a team. He steals the aircraft, she charms their mark, and together they take what they need. Not even their distracting chemistry could get in the way. Until Shane was caught and left to rot on a prison moon. Now, freshly escaped from confinement and simmering with anger, he has his sights set on their biggest job yet. Cyrus just graduated from the flight academy with a shiny new position lined up reporting to a well-respected general. On his very first assignment, he stops the outlaws in their tracks—or he would have, if his annoyingly handsome copilot, Lark, hadn’t fallen for Ava’s deception. But when Shane uncovers a top-secret plot that would leave his and Ava’s home world at the mercy of Cyrus’s military leaders, he makes it his mission to thwart them at all costs. It isn’t long before the two of them make interstellar headlines with each new heist. And thanks to a chance run-in with the rebels, Cyrus is caught between two versions of the truth. He must pick a side—and fast. Because Shane and Ava will bring the planet to its knees . . . or die trying. .Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
THE MONSTER’S BRIDE (THE MARCH PROGREAM BOOK SEVEN) by Rena Marks
I will never marry again. Not after my first taste of freedom in over a decade. Thankfully, I’m also not qualified to enter the Match Program, where I would be forced to mate with an alien. But I do want children and the leader of the Brona tribe offers me the chance to become a Breeder, a coveted position within the clan to reproduce with qualified males. No strings attached. I pick and choose who seeds me. What could be more perfect? Isabelae has visited our planet to be with her daughter and we’ll do anything to keep her here. She’s determined to become a breeder. The sweet female has no idea she is meant to be mine. But I will agree to her ludicrous idea. She just has no idea I refuse to let anyone but me plant babies in her womb. AmazonKU
UNUSUAL MINDS by Tracie Hollis
As a child, Angela Mathers was the victim of a top-secret experimental program that implanted neural chips in children to correct disorders and enhance intelligence. Shunned by society, she, and others like her were locked away in camps. Now an adult Luman, she is both brilliant and calculating. Her quest for redemption brings her to D.C. where she works to get a government bill that would free the Lumans passed into law. Isabella Dodge works for Control, the agency tasked with tracking and imprisoning the remaining Lumans. But Isabella has one secret. She’s a Solo—an undocumented Luman who fled the camps years ago. When their paths cross, an innocent touch sparks something in both women. But is it love, or simply their neural programming? When Control finds out Isabella is a Solo and captures her, Angela finds her answer—she will risk everything to save Isabella, even her own freedom. Amazon
VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Put it on my TBR.
For Tamsyn and Ed, life is tough. They both work long hours for very little money and come home to their moody, rebellious daughter, Scarlett. After a tragic accident leaves Scarlett comatose and with little chance of recovery, Tamsyn and Ed are out of options until a lifeline emerges in the form of an unusual medical trial. In exchange for the very best treatment for Scarlett, a fully furnished apartment, and a limitless spending account, the family must agree to move to Switzerland and welcome an artificial copy of their daughter into their home. Suddenly their life is transformed. Tamsyn and Ed want for nothing, and the AI replacement, Sophie, makes it feel just like having their daughter back—except without all the bad parts. Sophie is engaged, happy, and actually wants to spend time with her parents. But things take a turn for the worse when Scarlett makes a very real recovery and the family discovers that the forces behind their new life are darker than they ever could have imagined.
BONDED TO THE BEAST (MONSTER ROMANCES OF DARK URTH) by Bella Blaze
Love makes you do crazy things. Like risking your life for a stranger you have no business helping. Life was good. Just me and my son living off the grid where no one should have found us. But it seems my luck just ran out. Because now there is a soldier passed out too close to my home. And he is too hot to let die. I nurse Moglox back to life and I must have the magic touch. Because this sexy warrior can’t leave me afterward. To me, this life has always been about survival. But with Moglox, I’m starting to learn there might be more to live for. And for him, there is only one thing he wants. Me. AmazonKU
HIDING DANIELLE (GHOST UNIT TWO) by Isabella Jordan
VS Note: Genetic engineering
Unexpected consequences…Aaron and Will enlist the help of sexy barmaid Danielle Sullivan to track down the man who once held their unit captive, subjecting them to torturous experiments. They never intended to put her in the line of fire. Now they must protect her from their pasts. If they can keep her alive, maybe they can keep her for themselves. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
SHARED BY THE MONSTRUM: KINDRED TALES 49 by Evangeline Anderson
Mirabella is running for her life when two huge, muscular alien warriors come to guard her. Will she lose her heart when she is…Shared by the Monstrum? Mirabella is a reluctant ruler—she never asked to be the Ruling Member of the Sacred Seven—the governing body of Opulex. But things get much worse when all the other members of the Sacred Seven are murdered by a ruthless serial killer. Miri goes into hiding but help is on the way in the form of two huge, muscular Monstrum warriors who vow to guard her with their lives. Saxon and Lynx are Monstrum Shifters. They can appear humanoid or Shift partially or fully into huge beast-like predators. The two have a special bond they formed as boys which enables them to be more effective warriors. However, it also means they have to share a mate…in every way. A past mating with the woman they both loved ended in tragedy, which caused them to put their hearts on a shelf and vow never to love again. Miri feels an instant attraction to both the big Monstrum and they want her too, but the past stands in the way of their happiness. In the meantime, they have sworn to protect her no matter what. But when Miri’s fate takes her to visit the Oracle at Delphi Prime, their relationship is turned on its head. For on this strange planet, every male is required to have a “sex pet.”
SAVAGE PRIZE (WARRIORS OF THE CITADEL BOOK ONE) by Hattie Jacks
VS Note: Exciting to have a new series from her!
On a planet where there are no rules, she’s the prize, and he will claim her, no matter what the cost. I know I’m not ever getting back to Earth, but I’d settle for escape from the cage I’m being kept in. Instead, I end up as a prize in an alien game where a golden eyed, horned alien lord is the winner. The Remek Lords are notorious for their brutality. Vicious, dangerous and feral, I’m about to get up close and extremely personal with one of the most ferocious species in this galaxy. Only Taborr is not what I was expecting at all. Aloof, passionate, dominant, he knows exactly what he wants. His fated mate. Me. He’s been alone in his citadel for a long time and, despite his savage nature, he has needs I never would have expected from such a fearsome alien. He needs hope, a future, a way of freeing his captured crew, of being whole again. I’m not sure I can love a monster, even one who’s vicious exterior hides the noble beast within. I’ve already had my world ripped apart once and if Taborr wants my heart, he’s going to have to fight for it. AmazonKU
SCHEMING WOMEN SEEK REVENGE (TALES OF THE UNDEAD AND DEPRAVED BOOK TWO) by Adrian J Smith
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ scifi release of note.
A captain without a ship isn’t a captain at all. Rescued from the island she and her crew were marooned on, Jerry wants nothing more than to exact her revenge on the Wench’s Dream. Shipless, penniless, and stuck, Jerry scrambles to form a plan. With the virus taking a severe toll, her resources are thin. She has a crew to feed and responsibilities to live into. But she’s consumed by her obsession with her ship—the only home she’s ever known. Calling in all the favors she has, Jerry sets on a quest to rescue her ship from a band of pirates. AmazonKU
VARED: SVESTI FATED MATES BOOK ONE by Wavy Martin
Thirty years ago, the Zuvgran released a virus that killed most Svesti females and rendered the remainder infertile. The Svesti initiate first contact with Earth when their scientists discover that humans and Svesti can interbreed. Humans may be able to save the warrior species that has been protecting Earth’s region of space for a century. Talia has no intention of entering into a breeding or troth contract, no matter what her government promised. All she wants is to negotiate a treaty and go back to Earth to her son and sister. Vared is the commander of the space cruiser. As a warrior, he isn’t sure he wants any mate. His job: deliver the human females safely to their Choosings at the King’s Court.
DOUBLE HER PLEASURE by S J Sanders
There is nothing left on Earth for Jill Harris. Being able to survive day to day is such a struggle that when she’s given the opportunity to work in Rhapsody, a city in the new colony of Mercurium Port on Jupiter’s terraformed moon of Ganymede, she is all in. Her path takes a sudden turn, however, when a vessel comes through the cosmic fault, delivering into her path two winged Geminidae males. They tempt her, fascinate, and charm her, and draw her by some force until they are suddenly separated by the powers that be. For the short time she’s known them, moving on with her life without them shouldn’t be so hard and yet they consume her every thought and continue to pull at her as if tied by some invisible string. When they drop back into her life and claim that she’s their mate, she has…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
SIVAL (DESCENDANTS OF DOOM BOOK TWO) by Elin Peer
What if your nightmares were really suppressed memories? Twice, I disappeared for more than a year, only to turn up with no recollection of where I’d been. Vague details came to me in blurry dreams, but no one believed my suspicion that I’d been abducted by aliens. Most days, I thought that I was losing my mind but the signs of pregnancy on my body were confirmed by my doctor, so where is my child? And who is the man with the tattoo that I keep dreaming of? Chatting online with a stranger results in the opportunity for Jade to get answers about her mysterious loss of memory. But can she trust the aliens who say they want to help her or are they here to kidnap her for the third time? AmazonKU
ENCHANTED BY THE ALIEN REBEL (IXIONIAN FATED MATES BOOK THREE) by Skyla Stone
I came here to be a companion. I never meant to be a rebel—or to fall in love with one. Calix Callisto would never have been my first choice for a mate. Despite his looks, he’s young, impetuous, and a little bit superficial. We should never have gotten along. A gymnast back on Earth, I’m everything he’s not—intensely disciplined, coolheaded, and a problem-solver. As it turns out, though, we balanced each other out. We even became…friends. Friends with benefits, no less. And then Ixion devolved into rebellion, and we had to make a run for it. Now I’m no longer bound to him by any program—just the need to help each other survive. And we’re good at that. We’re good at everything together. I want to keep it that way, too—which means no falling in love. Nothing that could eventually break apart our friendship when we realize that this won’t work permanently—and was never meant to, in the first place. There’s danger coming at us from all sides, and we don’t need distractions. Not when Calix is a whole distraction himself. And me? I never wanted to fall in love anyway. Not on Earth, and not on Ixion. Not anywhere. Until we’re separated, and I learn a terrible truth—Sometimes you don’t know what you want until you’ve lost it. Maybe forever. AmazonKU
FALLING FOR THE GRUMPY ALIEN PRISONER (THE SPUL BOND CONNECTION ROMANCES BOOK TWO) by Shona Mira
I’m stuck in a prison cell with a hot, double tongued, blue alien. Unfortunately, he hates me…A massively gorgeous blue alien tries to save me from our ruthless insectoid overlords, except we’re both captured and thrown in jail. He’s a jerk to me because he blames me for his capture. I can’t stand him and his grumpy ways. But even though I loathe him at first, there’s something pulling me to him, making me want to surrender to the delicious feeling of his skin on mine. Too bad his little grudge is the least of our worries…A fated bond forming between our souls threatens to consume us in a blaze of passion. But we must resist our carnal urges and find a way to escape. If we don’t succeed, they’ll rip my soulmate away from me… and I’ll have to face a breeding ritual worse than death. AmazonKU
THE ALIEN’S MATCH by Elaine Waters
This dragon says he will make me shine brighter than his treasure, and he succeeds every time he touches me. Threatened by a dwindling population, the dragons create a matching program where their fittest warriors seduce and conquer humans, providing comforts and pleasures fit for a queen. It has been decades since they attacked Earth and destroyed our cities, but I haven’t forgotten. After years of resentment and fighting to survive, I have no interest in their matching program. But when my rebellious sister enlists, I go on a wild chase that lands me in the brawny arms of an unyielding dragon who sets me on fire without breathing a single flame. I’m stuck on an alien planet with this relentless man. He has so much wealth, status, and muscle that little can be denied, but the greedy dragon wants more: me. I resist his advances, but with every touch and whisper, every time he flies me into the sky to do wicked things no one else can see, I fall deeper into his lure. AmazonKU
BABY FOR THE ALPHAN CAPTAIN (ALIEN BABY PACT BOOK FOUR) by Aurelia Skye, Juno Wells and Kit Tunstall
A runaway proxy, a determined Alphan, and a searing claim that marks them both.
Five months ago, Pei Ling Xiang’s life was turned upside down when Earth authorities broke into the bunker where her family had sheltered for the last eleven years, dragging her parents to prison and taking her and her sister to the Faction Embassy to be registered as proxies. When she learned she would be paired with an Alphan, she panicked and fled. If Brighton hadn’t taken her in, she would have been in a desperate situation. Once he catches her, she settles in with Zafer and grows to care for him, but her family is still at risk. Zafer Karr spent five months tracking his wayward proxy, and once he acquires her, he tasks himself with winning her trust and proving she’s safe with him. He believes he’s succeeded, and she weathers her first omegan heat without fear, so he’s mystified when she disappears again. He won’t let her go without a fight, because he loves his stubborn human and wants to make her his mate forever, not just a year. AmazonKU
ORRI (INTERGALACTIC SURROGACY AGENCY BOOK THREE) by Taylor Neptune and Jasper Thorne
Being matched with an alien to have a baby was supposed to be my escape. But my new start shattered when my alpha gave his life trying to protect me from kidnappers. When I met Orri, I was injured, going into heat, and terrified. He kept me safe though, and instead of abandoning me to suffer alone in my heat, this menacing alpha warlord stays at my side. I’m torn, my heart splintering. I can’t give what’s left of my heart away, but everything tells me Orri is right. That I can trust him. How can I love an alpha warlord who thinks his heartmate died years ago? I can’t let another male take everything I have and give nothing in return. I don’t think I have a choice when it comes to Orri, though.
BLOOD URGE (BLOOD RAGE BOOK ONE) by Pearl Tate
Can an alien fated mate stop the rage keeping me isolated in my dimension? Alexis: I’m giving up. It’s a tough pill to swallow because I’m only three years into University. But I’ve lost my parents in the last couple of weeks. It’s only a matter of time before I get sick and turn into one of the stalking infected or I get caught and abused by looters.
I’m tired of all the death, and living in fear is exhausting. Now men from the work camps up north are heading my way. I can hear them getting closer, and my back’s against the wall—or the cliff–to be more accurate. I’d rather be dead than this lonely and terrified.
Stane: The Wen virus has exploded into view again. This time on an underdeveloped planet called Earth in the Ashen Zone. When my old friend Purlogh contacted me with the news, I was interested in investigating the Fakel involvement with him. They must be stopped. But when Purlogh ends his communication saying a Sinth Guardian found his fated mate among the human females… of course, I take off immediately. Only a mate can …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
MY JURASSIC MATE (JURASSIC MATES BOOK ONE) by Michelle Deimos
Four unmated alien lizard men from each of the three warring tribes. Twelve human women sent to live out the rest of their lives on their planet. You do the math. After many cycles of the farthest sun we have spent living in fear of our tribes dying out, the gods have answered our cries for help and blessed us with females for whom we burn. However, I cannot allow the other tribes to get a hold of them, knowing how they have mistreated their women in the past. I must protect these small, delicate females at all costs. But how can I focus on such an arduous task when my soft little mate, my Gaby, torments me with her large, pleading eyes and a scent that brings out the beast I never knew slumbered within me? For all the savagery I have accused the other tribes of, I am beginning to wonder whether I am truly any different. Gaby – So, basically, I was put in charge of a dozen girls last-minute to start a new life on Juras 5 as part of Earth’s attempt to test which other planets we can move to when we’re done ruining this one. What we weren’t told, however, was that the aliens living on the planet are …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
HORDE BRIDE (VAHKING HORDE BOOK TWO) by Celia Kyle and Anne Hale
Life is about survival—not romance—but her Vahking Prince never got the memo. While I’m searching for my missing brother, I find myself in a dark alley with the wrong people. Too bad the hero that saves me is no better. He thinks he can win me over with sweet words, but I show him that I’m a girl of action… by ditching his ass. Unfortunately, fate isn’t easy to ignore. The Vahking Prince Rune’s blood sang for me, and now I’m in his sights. My family and my past keep me away from others, but Rune makes me forget all the lessons I learned to protect myself. Dammit. Now, I’m starting to see there is only one destiny for me—at his side. Will Rune be the one man who can break into my stone heart… or will my past push him away, too?
THE TRADER’S MENAGERIE by L A Corbeau
Xena Moran was in over her head. Stealing from her former lover had been a bad idea, but it gets worse when the contents of the cargo turn out to be the most beautiful alien being she’d ever laid eyes on. Determined to keep her promise to return Mata to his home, Xena sets out to find out how a series of alien abductions is linked to her ex’s newest venture. No one said that it was going to be easy. Not when she’s being pursued by a pilot determined to get his boss’s stolen cargo back — no matter the cost. Xena will have to outrun him while keeping Mata out of harm’s way. With the help of old friends and new ones, Xena will discover that stealing just one piece of cargo might not be enough of a punishment for Ancyn Robak. First in a why-choose space opera trilogy. AmazonKU
OF RELATIONS AND SHIPS (NEW CANTON REPUBLIC BOOK SEVEN) by Odessa Lynne
Kaviere is one of the long-lived aliens that humans call monsters. But Kaviere knows he is no monster. Humans are the real monsters—they destroyed the universe with their magic. But the universe isn’t what it was, thanks to a desperate plan put in motion by a desperate species. But something has gone terribly wrong…He wakes up on a world that should be dead. The first human he meets is Blane, and their connection is instantaneous. Even if Kaviere resists, he already knows the mating will not be stopped. But Blane is not only human, he has magic…Blane has no idea what a single meeting with a crazy monster is about to do to his life, but he knows one thing: loving a monster is not that hard to do, even when he’s the craziest monster Blane has ever met…A story of the New Canton Republic, where magic is determined to put an end to the ages old conflict between humans and the aliens who share their world!
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SPACE ARMY RECRUITS: DAY 15 by Kinley Grey
Rory’s got a virgin in a jam, teammates getting jumped in space station hallways, and the most intense interspecies communication exam ever. His squad is absolutely determined to get assigned to a FarCol ship before Day 30. But how many times can Rory save the day to get them there in one piece, and what exactly will the handsome, twisted Command demand he do in exchange for keeping his crew safe? AmazonKU
HOOKED UP (EARTH CON 6) by Alice Gaines
For years, Mora has studied the ancient art of sex in the literature and history of her planet, Vesta. Now she’s been assigned to visit Earth to discover, hands-on, how sex is performed so she can re-teach the pleasures of the flesh to her people. Unfortunately, she’s been paired with an aristocratic prig who prides himself on tight control of his emotions and denial of any sensual pleasure. Thank the Universe he’s a handsome devil, or the job would be impossible. Laer has spent his life in pursuit of the intellectual over the carnal. Unfortunately, he scores high on Mora’s so-called tests of sensuality. Now he’s been assigned to a mission to Earth to study how to give and receive sexual pleasure. Watching a pair of Earthers make love opens up a new reality for him, but what follows between him and Mora in the bedroom steals not only his dignity but his heart.
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VS: My backlist highlight today is TRAPPED ON TALONQUE, one of my oldest titles and one where yes, I had so much plot I probably should have made it a duology. It’s my take on an alien “sleeping beauty” tale as well, which was a fun challenge to figure out. And I was so thrilled to find the FMC cover model because the character does have purple hair and there’s even a scene about her braids.
TRAPPED ON TALONQUE by Veronica Scott
Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or to destroy everyone around her?
Space Marine Nate Reilly and his Special Forces team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.
Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?
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FOREVER (LAIR OF THE WOLVEN BOOK TWO ) by J R Ward
For Lydia Susi, there is no sweet sorrow in saying goodbye to the man she loves. As a wolven hiding among humans, she’s used to being alone—until destiny gives her the kind of love she never dared to dream about. But after a sudden devastating diagnosis, grief is the only thing she sees in her future. As an operative for a clandestine arm of the United States government, Daniel Joseph always expected to die an early death. He just assumed it would be out in the field—not in a laboratory hospital bed. With his time running out, he refuses a potentially lifesaving treatment to focus on making sure that Lydia finds her wolven clan. Following an attack on the lab’s compound, Daniel fears his former boss is coming after the two of them. Marshaling his strength, he must call on all of his training to protect his love…even if it means her moving on without him. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
STOLEN BY DARKNESS (COVETED PREY BOOK ONE) by L V Lane
Stolen by darkness, I exist in misery. A throwback with high blood running through my veins, they drain me and leave me broken. Mocked for my empathy when all others live for brutality and war. Then out of the darkness comes a warrior. The most wicked and feared of them all. He wants me, so he takes me, the last fairy with wings. Stolen by Darkness is a through the portal fantasy romance set in the Coveted Prey universe! It features a cast of shifter, mythical, and human mates, and the sweet fairy they will claim. AmazonKU
MAVERICK: SHIFTERS OF WOLFWATER BAY (MATE MARKED BOOK 11) by Amber Ella Monroe
This time, it’s all or nothing. Maverick – My return to Wolfwater comes at a price, but everything is at stake and I can’t lose. I’ve been delaying the inevitable for years all because of my family’s feud. I’ll end it somehow—even if I have to break tradition. I live my life without my mate beside me even though I know she exists. This time, it’s either all or nothing. I’ll have her soon—exactly how I imagined. Courtney – I thought I could defy the Alpha’s son without consequences. I was so very wrong. The beast inside the man wants one thing: my total submission. But the man has his mind set on something else: revenge. Last time I ran into Maverick in Wolfwater Bay, I told him to take a hike. And he did…Now that he’s back in town, I’ll do anything to avoid him and the thorough punishment he promised me so long ago. AmazonKU
DEATH (THE FOUR HORSEMEN BOOK FOUR) by Sienna Moreau
VS Note: Series is best read in order according to the author.
It all began with the kiss of Death. Abaddon, the Destroyer, right hand of Lucifer, has returned from the dead with one thing on his mind: revenge on the Horseman who kept him from taking back what is his. But spending time alone with Death has awakened something between them, resulting in an experience that he enjoys more than revenge. The natural conclusion is to keep doing it, of course. He never planned on his heart getting involved with a Horseman he can’t even touch. Death is the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, arriving only when the end is near. The Apocalypse he and his brothers were summoned for this time is over, lost when they lost one of their own, but the stakes are higher now than ever before. It isn’t just Earth that’s at risk; the fate of existence now hangs in the balance, with a power-hungry God ready to unleash a new world order.
Death cannot touch another and has resigned himself to spending his existence alone, until a kiss changes everything for him. When Abaddon returns, and they pick up right where they left off, Death doesn’t fight the attraction …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
THE GHOST AND THE WEDDING CRASHER (HAUNTING DANIELLE BOOK 32) by Bobbi Holmes and Anna J McIntyre
With two weddings on Beach Drive, Danielle’s plan to temporarily close Marlow House Bed and Breakfast is put on hold. Not everyone showing up on Marlow House’s doorstep is a welcome wedding guest. Nor is everyone from the living world.
MELODY OF MIDNIGHT (TOWER KNIGHTS) by Angela J Ford
Hades and Persephone meets Snow White in this gothic-inspired dark fantasy romance. When the evil queen kills her father and takes over the kingdom, Princess Celeste flees for her life. There’s only one place to hide, the forbidden forest where those who walk its hidden paths are stolen. . .Celeste loses her way in the wood, but does not expect the half-man, half-monster who offers her shelter in exchange for a vow. She must help him with his quest and he will protect her from the evil queen. Unaware he’s a treacherous immortal known as the King of Hearts, Celeste agrees to the deal, binding herself to the king and his curse. As Celeste fulfills her vow she’s exposed to a dangerous world of magic, mystery, and music, including a castle full of gnomes, an underground mine, and portals guarded by unsavory creatures. Worst of all, a demon holds the fate of the king, forcing her to make a choice. Will she choose love or freedom? AmazonKU
BONDED TO THE BEAST (SOMBRA DEMONS BOOK THREE) by Sarah Spade
I didn’t mean to steal the book—but I did… and now I’m in big, big trouble. The moment I convinced one of my loyal customers to buy the leather-bound spellbook, I regretted it. At first I thought it was because I could’ve gotten more than fifty dollars for it—money that would’ve come in handy while I was on vacay—but while I was on the beach, all I kept thinking about was the book. It called to me for some weird reason, and when I got Shannon’s message that she had a question about it, I hoped that meant she would let me buy it back. Nope. She wanted to know where I got it from. Too bad I had no idea. Almost as if by fate, it popped up in one of my boxes of stock, but I couldn’t trace it. Believe me, I tried. So when Shannon offered to drop it off so that I could get a closer look at it, I jumped at the chance. And that’s how I found the “true love” spell in the middle of the book. I don’t know what made me decide it was a good idea to read it out loud, or what came over me when the beastly shadow monster appeared in my bedroom and crooked his claw at me…One thing led to another and, suddenly, I’m the bonded mate to a horned demon who doesn’t speak English, who stole me away to a terrifying world of shadows and skulls, and who I can’t stop touching even so. When I finally understand him, there’s only one thing my new mate wants to make sure is clear: I’m his. He has no intention of letting me go, either in Sombra or my world. And it isn’t long before I start to wonder if it would really be so bad to be forever bonded to the beast… especially when I discover just what mating during the golden moon in Sombra leads to. AmazonKU
A HINT OF GLUTTONY by Arizona Tape
Gluttony has never tasted so good…After having her heart broken, Demi planned on staying away from the Forked Tail as much as possible, even if it isn’t what she wants.
Lana didn’t intend for things to get so complicated, but with the next round of DemonChef approaching, she needs Demi’s help if she’s going to succeed. Can the two of them put their emotions to the side and focus on the food? A Hint Of Gluttony is book four of the Forked Tail series, a light-hearted urban fantasy with demons, cooking, and a friends-with-benefits to lovers f/f romantic subplot. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
COUNCIL OF POSEIDON (QUEENS OF OLYMPUS BOOK FOUR) by Arizona Tape
The new High Priestess is one of the Council of Poseidon’s exes…what could possibly go wrong? Aurelia has always taken her position on the Council of Poseidon seriously, which includes hiring the right people for the job. When her ex’s name comes up as a suggestion for High Priestess, she knows she’s the perfect fit, even if she’s never really gotten over her. Kate has always been determined to not let her heart get in the way of her career, so when she’s given a chance to become a High Priestess, she knows she has to take it, even if it means her ex is now her boss. Will they take hold of the second chance the fates have offered them? Council Of Poseidon is a fantasy twist on the classic Greek mythology of Poseidon with an f/f romantic sub-plot.
ALPHA (STOPE PACKS BOOK TWO) by Rebecca Zanetti
VS Note: Previously published in Vella as Season Two of Wolf
As the new Silver Pack Alpha within the Stope Packs mining coalition, Seth Volk is committed to his people and his duty with a deadly focus. As such, enemies are coming for him from both within and outside the pack, determined to end him before he truly gets started. Even so, there’s one female for him in life, and he guards her above all others with a singular determination that both intrigues and infuriates her. Mia Stone was a trained FBI agent thrust into this world of immortality with centuries long enemies, a patriarchal structure, and shifting alliances that has her biting not only her lip but her mate. When a killer from her past makes a move toward her, she’s more than ready to meet him and take him down, although she’ll have to get past Seth to do so. Her loyalty is absolute, but the Alpha is about to see her temper in full force. Of course, a predatory wolf always bites back. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
MIDLIFE SIGHT (HUNTING AFTER FORTY BOOK 2) by L A Boruff and Lia Davis
Despite her endless attempts to pull Blair Braden back into hunter life, Lily Walker and Blair are fast becoming friends. The only thing they don’t see eye-to-eye on is Blair’s retirement. And Blair is retired, thanks very much. But when Pearl Walker, aka Granny Ice Queen, aka the matriarch of the hunters, selects Blair to be the new liaison between the shifters and the hunters, Blair’s hiatus from hunting is no longer permanent. When Pearl says ‘jump’, nobody keeps their feet on the ground. Not even the long-retired Blair. As Blair scrambles out of retirement, she finds herself having insanely powerful visions and an irresistible desire to help the objects of them. As soon as she meets the man in her first vision, she can’t stop thinking about him. The handsome alpha wolf wants nothing to do with her, but …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
WITCH WAY TO SIN (THE APOCALYPSE ISN’T THE ONLY THING COMING BOOK TWO) by Latrexa Nova
Naamah – Babysitting a human witch isn’t how I should be spending my time when there’s sexual sin to collect, but I owe my succubus bestie after she helped me out last year. A demon always pays their debts. It’s supposed to be an easy job: stop the 17th century witch from attracting too much attention–from the mortals *and* from Hell’s favorite overdramatic overlord, Satan. But the sexual energy emanating from the witch is heady and addicting in a way no human should be. And I can’t stay away… When I finally get her all to myself, it turns out I’m not the only dark and dangerous thing in the forest. AmazonKU
HER PACK (PERFECT PAIRS BOOK FOUR) by Amelia Shaw
A girl determined to do it on her own. The two men who’ll give her everything she never knew she needed. Lexie grew up in a tough environment, and when she escaped, she thought things would be easier. They weren’t. And once again she’s found herself in a situation where she has no money, no job, and nowhere to live. Maybe her mother was right and she wasn’t meant to make it on her own. Markus and Oliver are a perfect pair. Unidentical twins that are the opposite of each other, and yet perfect compliments. The bone of contention between them however is whether they’ll share a mate or not. Ollie doesn’t care and will take anyone Fate delivers to him. Markus is determined to stay single forever, believing what everyone says about him- that he’s not made to be a husband. But when Lexie literally runs into Ollie, their lives become intertwined and Markus will have to decide if he wants to risk his heart on a woman fate chose for him, or not. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
CHAOS AND FLAME by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland
Darling Seabreak cannot remember anything before the murder of her family at the hands of House Dragon, but she knows she owes her life to both the power of her Chaos Boon and House Kraken for liberating her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. So when her adoptive Kraken father is captured in battle, Darling vows to save him—even if that means killing each and every last member of House Dragon. Talon Goldhoard has always been a dutiful War Prince for House Dragon, bravely leading the elite troops of his brother, the High Prince Regent. But lately his brother’s erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon’s hard work, and factions are turning to Talon to unseat him. Talon resists, until he’s ambushed by a fierce girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, and Talon knows she’s the key to everything. Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing against everyone. The unlikeliest of allies, they’ll have to stop fighting each other long enough to learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world.
THE MOONSHINE HEART by Eule Grey
I wish I knew why I was born with the mark of a half-moon, but I was abandoned at the edge of a forest as a baby. Leading my forest army into war and fighting for my people is all that matters. I don’t need family and friends because I love my bow and arrow and I certainly don’t have time for relationships or sex. At least, it’s how things used to be. Nothing has been the same ever since the pretty witch Marwa chased me until we fought. Now I can’t sleep without thinking about how she kissed me or the embarrassing way she played with my body. And I allowed her to do those things! I should be ashamed of myself, but I can’t stop thinking about her. There’s more. The river and trees are dying and the moon had cracked into two. Everyone says the witches are to blame. How can the rift be healed? My people and Marwa’s have been enemies since time began. Is it too late to stop the rot? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
THE GARGOYLE’S CAPTIVE (A DEAL WITH A DEMON) by Katee Robert
Grace is a monster hunter who went into her demon deal with eyes wide open. Years ago, her mother made the same choice and was never seen again, and the answers Grace seeks can only be found in the demon realm. She doesn’t care that she’s auctioned off to a gargoyle. She doesn’t plan to stay with him longer than strictly necessary. Unfortunately, she didn’t read the small print of her contract. Every time she tries to escape, Bram catches her and brings her back…to his bed. Where things get heated very quickly in unexpected ways. Grace doesn’t mean to give in, to stop fighting. But the moment she does, she starts to forget what brought her to this place and what her goals are. After a life starved of pleasure, she’s all willing to let Bram seduce her again and again…At least until the past comes calling. AmazonKU
AND PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS (TERRIBLE WORLDS: DESTINATIONS) by Adrian Tschaikovsky
All roads lead to Underhill, where it’s always winter, and never nice. Harry Bodie has a famous grandmother, who wrote beloved children’s books set in the delightful world of Underhill. Harry himself is a failing kids’ TV presenter whose every attempt to advance his career ends in self-sabotage. His family history seems to be nothing but an impediment. An impediment… or worse. What if Underhill is real? What if it has been waiting decades for a promised child to visit? What if it isn’t delightful at all? And what if its denizens have run out of patience and are taking matters into their own hands? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
KICKIN’ SASS (DIRE WOLF MATES BOOK FOUR) by C D Gorri
Summer fun meets eternal love in this sass kickin’ fated mates romance! Phoenix Tala is taking a break from his new home on the border of Blue Valley where his Pack and MC have recently settled down. With his Dire Wolf feeling out of sorts, he takes a road trip to clear his beast’s mind. But the Fates have more in store for him than an easy ride. Tracey Donner is tired of her upper-crust parents’ disapproval. After a shopping trip gets nasty, she takes off for the one place she felt happy as a child. Maccon City, New Jersey. She is ready for some serious changes in her life. But until then, a girl could have a little fun, couldn’t she? Of course, she never expected to run into that fun face first. Literally. A spontaneous moonlight skinny dip turns into something else when she swims into a midnight bather with more muscles than she knew was possible for one man to have.
Willing to dive into a vacation fling with the bad boy biker, Tracey is all about the moment, but Phoenix has forever on his mind. Can he convince the luscious female to be his mate? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
THE BLUE DOOR by Carol Holland March
The youngest child of a poor peasant family, Delia must marry or find a position as a servant in the nearby town to help her aging parents. She is loathe to relinquish her freedom, and has refused many suitors, when the duke of the land expresses interest in her. Maltric has lost four previous wives in mysterious circumstances. No one knows what happened at the castle, and many fear black magic is loose in the land. Delia is wary of Maltric’s attentions, but cannot refuse to meet him when he sends a message announcing his arrival. At night Delia dreams of her perfect lover, a beautiful green-eyed woman named Atishi who knows everything about her and offers her sensual pleasure more exquisite than anything she has experienced in her waking life. She begs to stay with her dream-lover. When Atisha tells Delia they can be reunited in flesh if she finds the blue door in the duke’s castle, Delia agrees to the courtship with the duke. Married and the mistress of an enormous castle, Delia searches for the blue door and finally locates it …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)
THRONE OF DREAMS (THE FAEVEN SAGA BOOK TWO) by Hillary Raymer
For Maeve Ruhdneah, being blessed with the soul of a goddess comes with a price. Now, war is on the horizon and she finds herself relying on the callous High King of Summer, Tiernan Velless, to help her control the magic in her blood. Yet as tension and temptation surge between them, she’s torn between wanting to stab him in the chest or tumble into his bed. But the High King of Summer carries a secret from his past, one that promises loss and death. With Parisa’s dark magic on the rise and unrest growing in the Autumn Court, Tiernan and Maeve must fight to protect everything they love or risk losing it all. Including each other. Because if one thing is for certain, the fates are not always kind.
TEMPTING THE DEMON’S KISS (HELLSCAPE HOLIDAYS BOOK SIX) by Milly Taiden
Meg Pearson didn’t expect to spend the rest of her life working as a sous-chef in Lucifer’s kitchen at Hellscape Holidays Resort. But after a bad career move, she’s out of options and on the run. Hell’s hotel is the best place for a witch to hide. Or so she thought. When ten guests are poisoned, Lou and Portia call in a demon private investigator. Ford Huntington immediately takes the case. What better way to gain a favor from the devil than to save his beloved resort? But nothing is ever simple in Hell. Ford and Meg join forces when the hotel’s fate is on the line. Have Portia and Lou made their last match? Or will love save the day? When the devil is your matchmaker, expect one hell of a time!
DRAGON UNLEASHED (ACCIDENTAL ALCHEMY BOOK ONE) by Jessica Wayne and Heather Hildenbrand
I accidentally freed the king of all dragons. As an intern for the world’s only supernatural library, it’s my job to make sure nothing inside the books gets out. Unfortunately, I suck at it. Blame it on too much pumpkin spice, but one rainy afternoon, I somehow manage to conjure a literal book boyfriend. Aries is fire. And I mean that in the very real sense of the word. Not just the ripped abs and a jaw that could cut steel, but the fire-breathing, flame-inducing, might-burn-this-freaking-building-to-the-ground kind of heat. The attraction between us is undeniable. The danger? Even more tangible. Because the king of dragons isn’t the only creature I’ve unleashed. In the hushed stacks of the library, something stalks. No story is complete without a villain–and I’ve just met mine. Unless Aries and I can reverse the damage, there will be no happily ever after. Not for us. AmazonKU
HOW NOT TO DATE A DRAGON (CAUTIONARY TAILS BOOK TWO) by Lana Kole
Milo is no stranger to the fine things, so why in the world would he deny himself the finest thing he’s ever seen across the small bar in his even smaller home town? Spoiler alert: he doesn’t, and his curiosity leaves him cuffed to one of the Hunters of Obscure Artifacts. The HOA’s magic cuffs leave him unable to don his scales and his dragon itches for freedom. Trapped hand in hand with his supposed mortal enemy, that’s not the only itch Milo would mind scratching. Xander, however, has other plans. They need this dragon’s treasure, because that’s what hunters do. But ever since the Big Reveal, torturing dragons for their treasure is outlawed. A minor complication, and one that requires the kinds of creative solutions Xander excels at. They’ll do almost anything to secure this treasure, and get unchained from the all too charming dragon it belongs to.
Is there any line a desperate treasure hunter won’t cross? AmazonKU
THE FORBIDDEN DEPTHS (UNDERWATER MAGIC BOOK TWO) by Annalise Clark
The Forbidden Depths was a dangerous place holding the ancient secret – that within Akira’s blood is the key that will unleash a hoard of monstrous sea creatures that the goddess Atargatis once created but couldn’t control. After centuries of being locked away, they have gone mad and want nothing more than to feast on her flesh. Which wouldn’t be so bad if they could control their hunger for the rest of her people. As time goes on, Akira starts feeling a strange connection to Atargatis, one that sings to her blood and calls her to the first mermaid. Akira needs a way to sever the connection between her and Atargatis. With her friends, and new-found lovers, they journey to the most powerful sea witch, Urna, who might just have the magic needed. However, when they get there, she demands a hefty price, one that Akira isn’t certain she can pay. But Atargatis is on her way and each day her powers are growing stronger. And the ocean is becoming a much more dangerous place, warped and twisted, and with no one really to trust. When Atargatis’ powers affect Nami, though, Akira is faced with a terrible choice: sacrifice a new love or sacrifice the lives of her people. AmazonKU
BLUE MOON WITCH ACADEMY YEAR ONE by Annalise Clark
Just like all the other women in her bloodline, Hyacinth was shipped off to Blue Moon Academy immediately after graduation from high school. This was her opportunity (and duty) to learn all that she could about magic and witchcraft. From spells and incantations, potions and mindreading, to familiars and magical books, there was a lot to learn about being a witch. This is also when you take your Magical Placement Tests to learn what kind of witch specialization you are. It’s one of the most exciting times in a young witch’s life. There was just one problem…Hyacinth wasn’t displaying any magic. She takes her Magic Placement tests not once, not twice, but THREE times without verifiable results. Experts from the High Court are called in but then even they can’t make sense of it. What good is a witch with no powers? Staff is baffled, as she comes from a long line of celebrated witches. In fact, she’s next in line to be the High Witch, a responsibility she’s not even sure she wants. What kind of High Witch can’t even master elementary spells? Pressure to perform is hitting Hyacinth hard when suddenly, the focus is taken off her and onto a bigger issue. Something – or someone – is attacking the school. AmazonKU
RUTHLESS LIES (KINGS Of EDEN BOOK THREE) by Mila Young and Harper A Brooks
The dark secrets of my past might just be the end of us…For a long time, I thought I knew who I was, but I’ve never been more wrong in my life. My father, the Horseman of War, found me. He’s a ruthless, bloodthirsty tyrant, and as far as he’s concerned, the two of us can’t be alive at the same time. So, guess who he’s coming for? I’m running out of time. My Kings will fight with teeth and claws to protect me, but what if it’s not enough? What if the men who gave me their hearts will perish because of me? I have no idea if any of us will survive…This final fight will be our sought-after salvation, or a savage end to the love I’ve finally found. AmazonKU
THE SEA DRAGON KING’S SLAVE (THE DRAGONS OF SERAI BOOK SIX) by Amy Sumida
My life wasn’t going anywhere, but it was still my own. Until the day a light appeared on a Hawaiian beach and swallowed me whole. It spat me out into a deadly underwater world full of monsters and magic. But I was saved from the monsters by the greatest monster of all—a Sea Dragon. A monster who is also a man. A king, no less. And having saved my life, he claimed it as his. King Asmar of the Rosrae Sea says I’m his slave. He says it over and over despite my protests. He doesn’t believe me when I tell him that I’m from another world. Nor will he accept the fact that I will not call him master or serve him in bed. But the King doesn’t force me into his arms. He seduces. He ensnares. He enthralls. And the Sea Dragon King is the most amazing man I’ve ever met. Arrogant, yes, but how could he not be? King Asmar is one of the most powerful men in the seas of Serai, with a legend that has survived centuries of hibernation. Men and women willingly offer themselves as tribute to him, entering contracts of slavery just for the chance of catching his eye and becoming his bed slave. If I don’t escape him soon, he will wear down my defenses, and I will become one of the many slaves who willingly serve him. But his city lies on the ocean floor, beneath thousands of feet of water, and no one within it would dare oppose the Sea Dragon King to help me. Unless I grow gills, my freedom is only a memory. The best I can do is hope that Asmar won’t claim my heart as well. AmazonKU
ARTIST: A SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE by Ginny Frost
VS Note: Although this seems like a nonPNR romance for the most part, it’s part of the PNR Mortar and Pestle series by various authors.
Lexi Pintari is stuck in a dead-end cubicle job that is slowly killing her. She tucked away her passion for art when the love of her life ghosted her after college. Witnessing her lack of motivation, Lexi’s best friend drags her to an art retreat for much-needed reflection and inspiration. Though knowing her ex-boyfriend is an artist-in-residence there, Lexi agrees to go. Unfortunately, her metal-goth style and enthusiasm for graphic comics clash with the pastel-scarf-wearing, tea-sipping participants, making her ex the least of her problems. Cole MacDougall is blocked. His rise to the top of the modern art scene is crushed by a missing muse. He is desperate to paint again, but the canvas remains blank. Due to the shortage of patronage revenue, he is forced to put up with the groupie-students. Until he sees a woman standing out like a sore thumb in ripped jeans and a leather jacket. Lexi. Hope blooms that he can renew his passion through her. For two weeks, Lexi and Cole work together, discovering what they’ve lost professionally and personally. Will a magical Mortar & Pestle show them how to connect the broken lines and seal their destiny? AmazonKU
CUTIE PIE BAKERY AND CAKERY COOKBOOK (MURDER IN THE MIX) by Addison Moore
VS Note: A cookbook with recipes from the author’s cozy mysteries.
My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. And guess what? I’ve put together a cookbook for you features recipes that span SIX of Addison Moore’s Cozy Mystery series! Including: Murder in the Mix Country Cottage Mysteries Brambleberry Bay Murder Club Hot Flash Homicides Cruising Through Midllife Meow for Murder
This cookbook is chock full of sweet treats and even a few savory dishes too. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to rumble—in the kitchen. When the fine folks of Honey Hollow found out I was putting together a cookbook they insisted that they contribute to it as well. There are recipes from my sisters, my mother, my bestie Keelie—with several of her “cheat” recipes—and even some from Suze, Eliza, Noah and Everett. I just know you’ll enjoy them all. Happy baking! A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors. And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder. AmazonKU
HIS DAMAGED PRIDE (ASILO PRIDE BOOK ONE) by Lorelai M Hart and Jena Wade
Alpha lion shifter Gideon believes that alphas and omegas are equals and should be treated as such. When his pride alpha passes and their son takes over, Gideon can’t sit back and watch the man ruin their whole pride with his outdated ideas. Unfortunately his plan is discovered and the consequences have him left for dead. Omega panther shifter Morgan is the forerunner, Alpha, of the Asilo pack— a pack whose mission is to help omegas in need begin their new lives. As much as he would love to find his true mate and start a family of his own, this life is a calling. He’s come to terms with it—what he does is too important to give up for his own happy ever after. The Asilo pack is omegas only. That’s the way it’s always been, but when Morgan discovers Gideon near death, he can’t let him die. Instead, Morgan makes a decision that changes everything for both the lion in his care and his entire pack. AmazonKU
CAPTURED BY THE ORC GENERAL: MONSTROUS MATES BOOK TWO by Charlotte Swan
Royal alchemist Kaethe knows two things: Drinking tea made from steeped riverhearts will cure almost anything. Never, ever trust an orc. But when a rumor that she believes pertains to her missing brother has her leaving the safety and warmth of King Arkain and Queen Elvie’s court, she finds herself in the heart of the orc’s territory. Brokenbone Mountain is rumored to be filled with unspeakable danger. And if you can survive the harsh elements, those foul creatures that call the mountain home will enjoy feasting on your bones. Delightful. Bazur, General of the Black Claw Clan, has no time for humans. The years have turned him as cold as the mountain he calls home. The last thing he needs to turn up in one of his traps is a brightly-colored hair human who danger seems to be following like a shadow. Bazur should turn her away and let the beasts have an easy dinner. But there is something about her that stops him. That propels him to take her in and keep her safe. Even if she seems terrified of him. When one of his soldiers falls ill, Kaethe is the only one able to save him. In return, Bazur promises her safe passage through the mountain and volunteers to watch over her while she acts as a healer to his village. As the nights on Brokenbone Mountain grow longer and colder, Kaethe and Bazur learn that the other is not what they appear. Will their distrust for each other give way to the passion brewing between them? Or are some old wounds too deep to heal? AmazonKU
Brynhild is a Valkyrie: shieldmaiden of the Allfather, chooser of the slain. But now she too has fallen, flightless in her exile. Gudrun is a princess of Burgundy, a daughter of the Rhine, a prize for an invading king – a king whose brother Attila has other plans, and a dragon to call upon. And in the songs to be sung, there is another hero: Sigurd, a warrior with a sword sharper than the new moon. As the legends tell, these names are destined to be lovers, fated as enemies. But here on Midgard, legends can be lies…For not all heroes are heroic, nor all monsters monstrous. And a shieldmaiden may yet find that love is the greatest weapon of all.
THE HYBRID RULE: BOOK 18 OF THE GREY WOLF SERIES by Quinn Loftis
So many impossibly powerful foes have opposed the wolves and their allies over the years. Evil witches, warlocks, fae, elves, and alphas, just to name a few. And all have found the pack too strong to break. But the foe hellbent on taking down the pack now—the vampire king, Cain—has a plan that might finally tip the balance of power away from the wolves. In the middle of the desert, Cain works desperately to find a way to mix the blood of wolves and vampires. While most find the idea reprehensible, Cain believes it is the key to his victory. He imagines an army of unstoppable hybrids with the combined power of the vampires and the Canis lupus. Such a force would be unstoppable, even for the powerful of alpha of alphas, Fane Lupei. And Cain just might have found the secret ingredient necessary to bring his plans to fruition. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
RAVEN: DEVIL’S MURDER MC by Nikki Landis
VS Note: Author states there is a “slight paranormal twist”.
Raven, V.P. of the Devil’s Murder MC, is no stranger to loss. Four months ago, his best friend Rook, president of the club, was gunned down and left for dead. Vengeance becomes his focus as Rook’s son Crow returns home to take his place as the new president. The hunt begins for Rook’s murderers, leading Raven to an abandoned house outside Las Vegas. When he enters and finds an innocent young woman being held against her will, terrorized by the rival club Dirty Death, his rage unleashes. Raven’s protective instincts kick in. He won’t let anyone harm Brianna, even if that means he goes rogue to keep her safe. But he doesn’t expect the men who took her to attack so soon. Brianna is in danger, and he can’t allow her to be kidnapped again. Going off-grid, he sneaks away in the night, taking her to a safe house. And that’s when he realizes he’d do anything for her, anything to keep her with him. Even if that means battling the ghosts of his past, his dead wife, and all of Nevada to have her. AmazonKU
BLACKHEART GHOSTS by Laure Eve
A half-drowned stranger turns up at the door of Garad Gaheris, retired King’s Champion, with a hell of a story to tell. The ex-knight may have uncovered a conspiracy involving the very highest echelons of London’s elite. Current King’s Champion Si Wyll, a master illusionist, still reeling from the betrayal of his lover and the death of his mentor, is poised to become the most dangerous man in London. Then a figure from his past surfaces, determined to blackmail him into a plot to change the balance of power for good. And the city’s godchildren, those born with illegal magical abilities, have had enough of being put down – but who must die to ensure their ascension?
A COURT OF HEARTS AND HUNGER: A WONDERLAND RETELLING (WICKED DARLINGS BOOK TWO) by Rebecca F Kenney
Just as Clara and her sister are settling into their new life, Drosselmeyer sends a desperate message to the Seelie Court. With Lir and Louisa occupied elsewhere, Clara and Finias (the Sugarplum Faerie) have no choice but to respond and forge deep into Unseelie Territory, where a cruel Queen, known as the Eater of Hearts, has taken the throne. As they infiltrate the Court of Dread, Finias and Clara are forced to keep their relationship a secret. Meanwhile, the ravenous victims of the Queen, called the Heartless, turn the Unseelie kingdom into a far more dangerous place than usual. AmazonKU
THE GRIM REAPER’S GIRLFRIEND by Harpie Alexa
VS Note: A re-release.
She just wanted a romantic holiday, not the literal embodiment of death at her shop’s door. When another year comes and goes in the blink of an eye and Morgan is still as single as ever, she makes a promise to herself: she’s not spending this holiday season alone. She’ll do whatever it takes, even if that means resorting to kissing the first person to walk into her soap shop as soon as the doors open. And she does. She kisses Grimm, the Grim Reaper sent to collect her soul. AmazonKU
A STAR SHALL FALL (ONYX COURT BOOK THREE) by Marie Brennan
ABOVE – The Age of Enlightenment has come to England. Among the triumphs of science is the prediction by Sir Edmond Halley that a comet last seen in 1682 will return in 1758—a prediction that will soon be put to the test. BELOW – A century ago, the fae of the Onyx Court fought to defeat the Great Fire of London, an elemental Dragon that destroyed four-fifths of the city. In the aftermath, they banished its spirit to a comet—a comet that will soon return. BETWEEN – The race has begun. When Halley’s comet appears, the Dragon will strike, and the city will burn once more. Faerie magic alone cannot kill this monster; defeating it for good will require the aid of science as well. But science brings its own form of danger. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
When Sir Harrance ‘Harry’ Larksdale, bastard brother of the king, falls for a mysterious lad from the mountains, he is unwillingly caught up in a chaotic world of court intrigue and murderous folk tales. Meanwhile Queen Carmotta Il’Lunadella, First-Queen of the Brintland, needs to save her life and her unborn child. With the Third-Queen plotting against her, and rumours of coups rocking the court, Carmotta can rely only on her devious mind and venomous wit. But deep within the walls of Becken Keep squats the keep-within – patient, timeless, and evil. To speak of the keep-within outside the walls of Becken Keep guarantees your bizarre and agonising demise within nine days. All the while, people fearfully whisper the name Red Marie: a bloodied demon with rusted nails for teeth and swinging scythes who preys on the innocent. Harry and Carmotta are clinging to their dreams, their lives, by threads. And, beneath all, the keep-within awaits. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
WANTON FOR THE WOLVEN KING by Kristen Strassel
Dear Miss Phillipa Willoughby, on account of your preference for plants and stones over people, and your complete withdrawal from society, Her Majesty has deemed your Season a failure. Considering your utter defiance for all proposals, you are hereby ordered to attend The Monsters Ball. Phillipa Willoughby already had one successful Season, betrothed to Wesley, Duke of Chelmsford. But after her kind and gentle husband mysteriously disappears on their wedding night, she finds polite society intolerable and withdraws to the woodlands. With her hands happily in the dirt, she is delighted to learn the ways of the herbs and crystals she’s found in the forest, and the traditions of the fae who call the woodlands home. But all is not peaceful in this newly found sanctuary. The woodland creatures are being terrorized by a Wolven King. When Her Majesty demands she attend The Monsters Ball, a three-day affair at a remote gothic estate, her family threatens to shun her if she attends. But Phillipa welcomes the invite. She plans to seduce the noblest members of this monstrous society to get information on the fearsome Wolven King. Few have seen the beastly royal with their own eyes, but she’ll stop at nothing for the chance to confront him. To make life better for the residents of the woodlands she loves. But the Wolven King is on a mission too. He refuses to believe his condition is permanent, or to give up on his bride. He’s been watching over her while attempting to steal magic from the woodland fae to regain his humanity. When he’s given chance to reveal himself to Phillipa in his wolven form at the ball, he’s reluctant. He’s feral. And he’s determined to reclaim the love of his life, even if the lady has vowed to destroy him. AmazonKU
GHOSTS OF NEW ENGLAND: LAST LIGHT POINT by Various
Don’t look at the gibbet… Legend has it that disaster will strike all those who do. The townspeople of Last Light Point have come to respect the centuries-old advice. Those that didn’t, paid the price. (NOTE: story blurbs on ebook seller’s page…)
WOLF LUST (OUTCAST PACK BOOK FIVE) by TL Nichols
Can one night, that could be written off as a drunken mistake, become more when neither of them wants to mess up their friendship or be forced to leave the pack if things don’t work out? Wolf Lust is a friends to lovers, steamy wolf shifter romance, with a wolf who’s scared to risk his heart only to find it safely held by the man who’s secretly wanted him from the day they first met. AmazonKU
LADY OF STARFIRE (LADY OF DARKNESS by Melissa Roehrich
Scarlett Sutara Aditya has finally learned the full cost to save her world and correct mistakes that are not hers, but she refuses to accept the fate that has been decided for her. Making demands of her own, she fights for her twin flame, her family, and the realm that balances on her destiny. She has always played games by her own rules, but this time, winning might cost her everything. The broken are remade. The lost are found. Fate is defied, and new destinies are forged as the realm comes together to defend what is theirs. Kings will fall, and Queens will rise. Power is lost, and Chaos is born. Truth can be uncovered in the darkness, but some secrets can only be found among the stars. AmazonKU
MIDLIFE DADDY BEAR (BEAR MATES OVER FORTY BOOK TWO) by Aline Ash
Can a dancer in her 40s, burdened with a troubled past, and a shifter Alpha with three kids start afresh, or will their past secrets and present hurdles be too much to handle? Lily – With nothing left to hold her in Seattle, forty-something Lily Archer does the one thing she’s been too afraid of: Start over. A chance to teach irresistibly handsome but mysterious Samuel’s nephews the art of dance brings her to picturesque Greenacre – and Lily is sure she’d found her paradise. Until she finds that nothing is as it seems. Not only is Greenacre the home to a shifter clan, but Samuel is their Alpha. Dangerous, though, and protective of his clan and the kids in his care, he’s everything Lily should stay away from. Even so, she can’t get him out of her head and for the first time in her life, she’s willing to take a chance on love. There’s only one problem. The shifters of Greenacre aren’t the only ones keeping secrets. Samuel – Between the clan’s decision to allow human mates, caring for his three nephews, and keeping his clan safe, Samuel has his hands full. The last thing he needed was to lose his heart to a gorgeous, angelic human. Yet Samuel can’t resist Lily. Could it be that opening the clan to the world has brought him the one thing he always longed for? His fated mate. However, when Lily’s past collides with their present, Samuel is faced with yet another heart-wrenching decision: To keep his clan safe, will he have to let go. AmazonKU
LONE WOMEN: A NOVEL by Victor LaValle
Adelaide Henry carries an enormous steamer trunk with her wherever she goes. It’s locked at all times. Because when the trunk opens, people around Adelaide start to disappear. The year is 1915, and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret sin killed her parents, forcing her to flee California in a hellfire rush and make her way to Montana as a homesteader. Dragging the trunk with her at every stop, she will become one of the “lone women” taking advantage of the government’s offer of free land for those who can tame it—except that Adelaide isn’t alone. And the secret she’s tried so desperately to lock away might be the only thing that will help her survive the harsh territory. Crafted by a modern master of magical suspense, Lone Women blends shimmering prose, an unforgettable cast of adventurers who find horror and sisterhood in a brutal landscape, and a portrait of early-twentieth-century America like you’ve never seen. And at its heart is the gripping story of a woman desperate to bury her past—or redeem it.
CRESCENTVILLE HAUNTING by MN Bennet
Determined to pass junior year, Logan won’t let Henry distract him—much. Logan’s focusing on all things human, which means his swoony vampire ex-boyfriend will have to file his own fangs for a change. When he goes to the school bonfire and runs into Henry, wandering into the woods seems like a great escape. Until he’s bitten by a wicked Crone with some twisted magical munchies. Logan is certain his ex-free human future is done when he’s dragged off to a scientific institution for study. There, he’s presented with an opportunity to keep his life, family, and future. All he has to do is stick to human ideology, since all things paranormal are illegal. But complications arise when the Crone begins to haunt him and Logan realizes that if he wants to get his life back, he has to navigate his lingering feelings for Henry. With the Crone set on devouring him and the institution ready to obliterate him for any missteps, Logan must decide between pursuing the human future his family wants—one that he thought he wanted too—or the chance to embrace Henry, even if the world isn’t ready. AmazonKU
A DOOR IN THE DARK (WAXWAYS BOOK ONE) by Scott Reintgen
Ren Monroe has spent four years proving she’s one of the best wizards in her generation. But top marks at Balmerick University will mean nothing if she fails to get recruited into one of the major houses. Enter Theo Brood. If being rich were a sin, he’d already be halfway to hell. After a failed and disastrous party trick, fate has the two of them crossing paths at the public waxway portal the day before holidays—Theo’s punishment is to travel home with the scholarship kids. Which doesn’t sit well with any of them. A fight breaks out. In the chaos, the portal spell malfunctions. All six students are snatched from the safety of the school’s campus and set down in the middle of nowhere. And one of them is dead on arrival. If anyone can get them through the punishing wilderness with limited magical reserves it’s Ren. She’s been in survival mode her entire life. But no magic could prepare her for the tangled secrets the rest of the group is harboring, or for what’s following them through the dark woods. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
A HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES by T Kingfisher
“Mom seems off.” Her brother’s words echo in Sam Montgomery’s ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone. She brushes the thought away as she climbs the front steps. Sam’s excited for this rare extended visit, and looking forward to nights with just the two of them, drinking boxed wine, watching murder mystery shows, and guessing who the killer is long before the characters figure it out. But stepping inside, she quickly realizes home isn’t what it used to be. Gone is the warm, cluttered charm her mom is known for; now the walls are painted a sterile white. Her mom jumps at the smallest noises and looks over her shoulder even when she’s the only person in the room. And when Sam steps out back to clear her head, she finds a jar of teeth hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the garden from above. To find out what’s got her mom so frightened in her own home, Sam will go digging for the truth. But some secrets are better left buried.
MONSTERS’ GIFT (RESCUED BY THE MONSTERS RH ROMANCE SERIES BOOK FOUR) by Alana Khan
Will I make it through the night? After beating me for slipping food to a starving, winged lion-man, my husband locked me in the cage with the beast who could kill me with one swipe of his sharp claws. Instead, the male gently wraps me in his downy wings, lending me his body heat until we’re rescued the next morning. The magical healing ceremony that saves both our lives has a catch. We must mate the two males who healed us: a grudging centaur who is hesitant to share and his fiery elf mate who doesn’t want to lose him. Forming a reluctant foursome, we battle our way to safety. We soon give in to our blazing desires, but will we ever find love? AmazonKU
DUCKLING: UNLOCKED MATES BOOK 6 by Athena Steller
Seb – I’m the boring twin, the one who always has his nose buried in a book. I’m amazed by the new paranormal world that I’ve suddenly been thrust into. With both my brothers finding the love of their lives, I’ve been welcomed with open arms into our new family, but no matter how nice everyone is, I still feel like there’s something missing. I might be considered the quiet twin, but when I met a mysterious Reaper, all those fun filthy fantasies I try not to dwell on come to the surface. Ash – I know the Alpha of the Hellhounds has found his mate and I’m happy for him, but I’ve given up hope for myself. As a Reaper, I escort souls to their final resting place and live in the Hell realm. Unless my mate is condemned to a lifetime of punishment or is dead, I can’t see where I’ll met the person meant to be my forever…until a chance meeting at the Alpha’s house. When I first lay eyes on the small, sweet, nerdy human, I know he’s mine. Instantly I worry that he’s too nice for me, but one look in his eyes and I know the truth. This little ball of fire calls to my primal urges and begs for more. AmazonKU
OBSIDIAN FEATHERS (FIRE ON THE HORIZON BOOK ONE) by N Caceres
Angie – My life has become anything but my own. The shiny rock, the sensible fiancé…and a forced “vacation” to El Salvador, courtesy of my insufferable boss.
But I play the game, for the sake of my mother’s aristocratic aspirations, and for some peace. Little did I know that El Salvador would lead me straight back to a wolfish grin — the one that has me dripping with desire, ready to leave it all and get lost in the jungle…
My instincts are telling me to run. And a single night’s bad decision leads me to a group of cadejo filled with glittering magic, broad smiles and a twisted secret that will unweave everything I think I know about nightmares. Sal – The girl with gold-flecked eyes thought I was joking when I pledged myself to her in that playground. But we were bound in accordance with totoco law — and twenty years later, my cadejo can wait no longer for the mating ceremony. It’s cute that she thinks she’s marrying some snotty businessman — as if I’d let a man so unworthy of my Xochitl take her to bed every night. No, now that I have her scent again the dance is over. Whichever direction she runs, I’ll be there. Whatever the cost. AmazonKU
WHITE CAT, BLACK DOG: STORIES by Kelly Link
Finding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, seventeenth-century French lore, and Scottish ballads, Kelly Link spins classic fairy tales into utterly original stories of seekers—characters on the hunt for love, connection, revenge, or their own sense of purpose. In “The White Cat’s Divorce,” an aging billionaire sends his three sons on a series of absurd goose chases to decide which child will become his heir. In “The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear,” a professor with a delicate health condition becomes stranded for days in an airport hotel after a conference, desperate to get home to her wife and young daughter, and in acute danger of being late for an appointment that cannot be missed. In “Skinder’s Veil,” a young man agrees to take over a remote house-sitting gig for a friend. But what should be a chance to focus on his long-avoided dissertation instead becomes a wildly unexpected journey, as the house seems to be a portal for otherworldly travelers—or perhaps a door into his own mysterious psyche.
Indigo and her mother, once-famous artist Zoe Serra, have barely been scraping by since her mom’s breakdown. When a gallery offers Zoe a revival show for her unfinished blockbuster series, Wolfwood, Indigo knows it’s a crucial chance to finally regain stability. Zoe, however, mysteriously refuses. Desperate not to lose the opportunity, Indigo secretly takes up the brush herself. It turns out, there might be a very good reason her mother wants nothing to do with Wolfwood. Painting submerges Indigo into Wolfwood itself—a dangerous jungle where an army of grotesque, monstrous flora are in a violent battle with a band of girls. As Indigo enters Wolfwood again and again, the line between fantasy and reality blurs. It’s a tenuous balancing act: keeping her forgery secret and her mind lucid, all while fighting her attraction to Kai, the son of the gallery owner. And by the time Indigo realizes the true nature of the monsters she’s up against, it might be too late—and the monsters might just win.
THE COMMANDER’S FATE: VAMPIRES OF BLOOD AND BONES VOL 13 by B A Stretke
Deacon Haas has been a field agent for the DuCane coven for many years. He made a name for himself defending DuCane interests far and away from the forests of Mt. Pleasant. Back home he is a Commander for Louis DuCane’s guards and is keeping his eye on the prize, climbing to the top of the Coven he loves and keeping the borders defended. His biggest problem right now is the Northern border which has been breached on two separate occasions. Security is foremost on Deacon’s mind, not finding his beloved. When the Northern Border is breached again he gives orders for the person caught to be made an example of. They must be shown that they can never trespass on DuCane land again. What Deacon doesn’t know is that the man he has just ordered roughed up is his fate chosen beloved. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) Amazon
PURE MAGIC (WITCHES OF WINDSOR BOOK THREE) by A S Fenichel
Sara Beth – At nineteen, I replaced my mother as high priestess of the Windsor coven. I’m duty bound to protect my coven and the king, and for almost ten years, I have worked to transform the coven from the rigid system of Mother’s rule, to a warmer community of witches. News of men being admitted to the Windsor coven has spread, requiring me to consider more of their petitions. Legend says that male witches destroy and kill, often turning to dark magic. This was the reason for the ban. Will my removal of the old prejudice bring us all to ruin? Adam – I’ve been running for over seven years, always staying a step ahead of my siblings. Each new town where I work my illusions and make a name for myself as a showman gives them the chance to catch up with me. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)
Sixteen-year-old Arachne is ostracized by all but her family and closest friend, Celandine. Turning to her loom for solace, Arachne learns to weave, finding her voice and her strength through the craft. After the tragic loss of her family, Arachne and Celandine flee to the city of Colophon, where Arachne’s skills are put to the test. Word of her talent spreads quickly, leading to a confrontation with the goddess Athena, who demands that Arachne repent. But Arachne will not be silenced. She challenges Athena, and a fateful weaving contest ensues, resulting in an exposé of divine misdeeds, a shocking transformation, and unexpected redemption.
BLOOD CLAIMED: SHADOWSEND VAMPIRE CLAN: 1 by L A McGinnis
Seven years ago, I ran away from my fate…The enemies who wanted me dead,
And my mate, Rowan Forge. Leaving was the only way to save him—the only way to save our clan—from death. But the High Council of Vampires found me and dragged me back to the mate I rejected, his brother who despises me, and my best friend, who no longer trusts me. They used to be mine, but I’ve lost them forever. With my enemies closing in, I’m walking a razor’s edge, compelled to mate Rowan to mend a deadly blood feud between our houses and play the council’s dangerous game. Forced to keep my darkest secret hidden from the male I love, but can never have—doomed to remain alone, when the men I crave are close enough to touch. War is brewing, we’re caught in the middle, and my secret’s about to be revealed. The world can burn. All I care about is whether or not Rowan, Finn and Darrow will be by my side after they discover the truth I’ve hidden from them my entire life. AmazonKU
THE WOLF AND THE WITCH (THE WITCH WALKER BOOK THREE) by Charissa Weaks
As Nephele, Alexus, and their faithful companions grapple with the devastating loss on Mount Ulra, the threat of Thamaos’s reign rises in the East. To prepare, the crew must strengthen the Northland and Summerland armies, even if it means depending on the one being they never thought would live again: Neri, God of the White Wolf. Nephele made a deal she can’t escape, a deal that not only ensures the Wolf’s resurrection, but one that forces her to remain at his side, even when he returns North to bolster defenses and destroy any traitors and enemies remaining on his land. The last thing Nephele wants is to spend her days and nights alone with a seductive, arrogant god, but Tiressia’s future depends on Neri being their primary weapon, one only she holds the power to wield. As Thamaos aims his first wave of destruction at Neri, Nephele finds that not only is the Wolf more difficult to control than she believed, but that he’s far more human than she gave him credit for. With every passing hour, the undeniable passion between them burns brighter, until their fire becomes impossible to resist, and impossible for Thamaos to ignore. Because the only thing he loathes more than the Wolf roaming Tiressia again, is that there’s a witch at his side, and her name is Bloodgood.
THE BONES IN THE YARD (BEYOND THE VEIL BOOK FIVE) by KM Avery
I… have issues. I know. Who’d have thought that a jaded ex-cop elf would have problems with emotional commitment and self-esteem? Yeah, me, too. I’m trying to work on that. I’ve also got a new job, new boss, and a pile of bones I’m trying to identify while not stepping on too many official police-business toes. To top things off, it looks like the Antiquus Ordo Arcanum aren’t the only murdering cult making my life a living hell.
I’m in the middle of a battleground between not one, but two cults and a group of people who think that witches, warlocks, and people like Ward and me shouldn’t exist. And as if that weren’t enough, I’m struggling to find time to work on self-improvement and maybe manage to go on a date or two in the mean time with a certain shifter who is just way too adorable for words. I’m pretty sure he’s going to dump my ass. But I really, really, really hope he doesn’t. At least not before I can solve these murders and get my life a little more together than it currently isn’t. AmazonKU
A FLICKER OF A DOUBT (A FAIRY GARDEN MYSTERY BOOK FOUR) by Daryl Wood Gerber
With a theater foundation tea and an art show planned at Violet Vickers’s estate, Courtney is hired to create charming fairy gardens for the event. It’s not so charming, however, when her best friend Meaghan’s ex-boyfriend turns out to be Violet’s latest artistic protégé. Even worse, not long after Meaghan locks horns with him, his body is found in her yard, bludgeoned with an objet d’murder. There’s a gallery of suspects, from an unstable former flame to an arts and crafts teacher with a sketchy past. But when the cops focus on Meaghan’s business partner, who’s like a protective older brother to her, and discover he also has a secret financial motive, Courtney decides to draw her own conclusions. Fearing they’re missing the forest for the trees, and with some help from Fiona the sleuthing fairy, she hopes to make them see the light.
LOVE AT DAWN: A ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY by Various
VS Note: I’ve been told there are some PNR stories in the collection. I love to support anthologies.
Celebrate spring, slip into an enchanting tale, and show your support for World Central Kitchen! Remember waking up with the first blush of a new romance filling your morning with joy? Seven breakout authors bring you a medley of love stories that will quicken your senses, lift your hearts, and make you imagine love in whole new ways. Spanning the scale from gentle and sweet to spicy hot, each entry brings a fresh look at love in all its variations along with the perennial promise of morning’s renewal. ALL proceeds go to the charity feeding people in need here and in every corner of the globe: World Central Kitchen.
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WORDS ARE MAGIC: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES by Mel Todd
Stories can take you to the depths of sorrow or the heights of joy. Find out what happens when a wish comes true, when dreams are more than they seem, what steadfast love looks like and so much more. You will find an officer stationed to Area 51 and a man who can talk to animals. Every one is slightly different but hints to so much more than the world around us. For fans of Twisted Luck, you’ll find a Carelian story titled Thumbs.
I hope you enjoy these stories from my unpredictable mind. AmazonKU
LOST CLAUSE: BLOOD BOUND BOOK TWO by Ella Mae
Silvia – I was a Hunter. A damn good one at that. And then everything changed. The Order, my parent’s death, everything about my old life had been turned upside down and all I wanted was the truth. But how could I even begin to unravel everything while still on the run from the two most powerful organizations in this country? You may think I will come crawling back Keir, but you have another thing coming. This never has and never will be my burden to bear. Keir – Two years. Two years had passed since Silvia left. Every day I hoped while looking out over the compound that I would see her once more, but ever since that night she had been a ghost. My clan needed her. I needed her. You can run Silvia, but just know that one day I will get you back. It’s just a matter of time.
DARKNESS AND DEBAUCHERY (DESIRE AFORETHOUGHT BOOK THREE) by Kyra Alessy
Five cruel sex demons who have fallen hard. One woman who may not be human. Enemies who know she’s not …I thought I knew who the bad guys were. Turns out I was dead wrong, but so were the Iron I’s and now everything has gone straight to hell.
Vic, Sie, Theo, and Paris are missing. Metro City is a war zone. And I’m stuck with the demon who hates me the most at another demon clan’s house in the middle of nowhere! Oh, and Vic’s creepy dad has his sights set on the girl who runs with the Iron I MC.
They say I’m not human, but what do they know? I mean, I think I *might* have accidentally killed two guys with my mind in a closet but trust me they totally had it coming. All I want to do is make sure the demons I’ve grown to care about are okay and shake off the one I don’t. But Korban has other plans and so do our weird hosts who may or may not be plotting against the Iron I’s to take me for themselves. Turns out I have a ton of powerful enemies I didn’t know about and they’re closer than I thought. I don’t know why everyone wants a piece of Jane Mercy, but those a-holes going to find out the hard way that this neuro-spicy human isn’t as weak as she looks. And then I’m going to get myself a happily ever after somehow, because after everything I’ve been through, I freaking deserve it! AmazonKU
AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER VOLUME TWO by Lisa Kessler
VS Note: Rereleases previously only on author’s Patreon.
Eleven Short Stories previously only available on Patreon featuring new fiction from the Muse Chronicles, Sedona Pack, Sentinels of Savannah and more…Ready to check in with the Muses and the werewolves in Sedona? And how about checking in with One-Eyed Bob from the Sentinels of Savannah? These stories and more are collected for the first time in this edition.
KEEP IT TOGETHER (THE UNDEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY BOOK TWO) by Shelby Rhodes
Back again, I see. Well, you are in luck, for the story of, I, Detective Octavius Evander, continues! To start off on a positive note, prepare to be amazed as my precious human, Turney, falls into my hands! Okay, technically, I already had my hands on him—all of him—but that didn’t make him mine, mine. But now it is time to show how I captured his heart with my lovable personality! No doubt my adorable and sparkly new hobby had something to do with it as well! But enough about the gooey emotions. On to the cases! There will be a new adventure or two with my team to entertain. Though the adventures this time, well, not all end as pleasantly as one might hope. While I would say to prepare for the return of old faces, none of you have seen them before. Just know that their reappearance in my life leads to an unfortunate event. But in the paranormal world, fun and death go hand and hand, does it not? CONTENT WARNING: This is a M/M paranormal romance book that ends on a cliffhanger. There will be violence and a main character death—a temporary death. AmazonKU
BUMPKINS AND BANSHEES (TRAILER PARK VAMPIRE BOOK FOUR) by H P Mallory and J R Rain
When it rains, it pours in Windy Ridge…When my ex, Alton, unexpectedly arrives in Windy Ridge with arms full of roses, I know we’ve got us a problem. And not just because I’m not looking to start up anything romantic with him. It’s more like Alton is human, and he’s just witnessed a diner full of fog-created creatures. To say that man has just suffered the shock of his life is putting it real mild like. Things only go from bad to worse when one of the locals, a crow shifter named Georgia, winds up with an arrow in her throat. Now we’re faced with a whodunit. Before I know it, I’m looking at Alton as a possible suspect. Not only does he know archery, but he’s been acting dang strange ever since he found out the truth of Windy Ridge. And weirder still? Alton keeps hearing the shrill scream of a banshee, the spirit of a woman who wails whenever someone’s about to die. Well, I’ve had just about enough of things going upside down in this backwoods town, so I’m gonna get to the bottom of this mystery right quick. I can only hope I solve it before that banshee gets to screaming again. AmazonKU
MERMAID MAYHEM (EERIE INVESTIGATIONS) (MISTY HOLLOW BOOK ONE) by H P Mallory and J R Rains
My name is Marina Estuary, and I’m a mermaid. Actually, I’m a lot more than a mermaid—I’m a siren, but I have to keep that little tidbit on the down-low. Why? Because anyone who hears the song of the siren will either lose their mind or become desperately in love with me. That’s usually a buzzkill to most people. Anyway, not only am I a siren-in-hiding, but I’m also a private investigator. And I’ve been called to the newest of the supernatural hollows, Misty Hollow, to investigate the disappearance of three women. Not only did the women go missing from the blossoming hollow (which is more like an old west boomtown dropped into the middle of a Louisiana swamp), but the facts behind their disappearance are hazy at best. I’m not entirely sure that the quick-talking, devious and secretive vampire mayor of Misty Hollow, Alistair Beaumont, didn’t have something to do with it. Or could the truth lie with the unfriendly leader of the weregator community, Jean-Baptiste, a man as surly as he is sexy? Good thing for me that I’m an expert at unearthing truths that don’t want to be unearthed. AmazonKU
DEAD COLD (COLD CASE PSYCHIC BOOK 21) by Pandora Pine
When the current captain of Boston’s cold case unit comes knocking on Ronan O’Mara’s door he brings with him an unsolved homicide file and Ronan’s old police badge. Ronan is intrigued to say the least. The case is the twenty-year-old murder of a high school math teacher. It’s the one investigation Ronan’s partner Kevin Fitzgibbon could never solve during his time on the police force. Psychic Tennyson Grimm, is happy to have his husband’s days of wearing a badge behind him, but now Ronan wants back in, begging to solve one last case. While Ronan reminisces about their good old days working cold cases for the Boston Police Department, all Tennyson can remember are the times he and Ronan were shot, stabbed, and kidnapped. Never able to deny his husband anything, Ten relents and agrees to join the hunt for the killer, who’s had two decades to cover their tracks. As new leads and old secrets come to light, the finger of suspicion points in only one direction, but when Ronan and Fitzgibbon show up to make an arrest, their suspect has vanished. When the killer steps out of the shadows to take another victim will Fitzgibbon get there in time to stop another murder? Or will this case leave Tennyson and Ronan dead cold? AmazonKU
THE DEMON COURT (7 DEADLY DEMONS BOOK ONE) by Emma Hamm
As a child, Selene was left at the foot of the White Tower—given to the sorceresses who train those with magic. Her life has been spent honing her powers. But she can’t fully join their ranks until she fulfills a single, impossible task. Bring the Demon King, Lust, to his knees. Lust has ruled his kingdom for centuries. He is the reason his people live without remorse and indulge in their senses. Life is mundane and boring…until he runs into a dark haired enchantress with eyes the color of the night sky. With one whispered sentence, she changes everything. “I’m the beginning of something new.” Suddenly, the weight of centuries consumes him. He tries to use his powers of lust to sway her. He can bend the emotion, manipulate it, use that lust to control anyone he wants. But she’s a blank slate. He can’t feel anything inside her mind but ice and defiance. All it took was one sentence to get into his castle, even less to capture his attention. And suddenly, the weakest of the sorceresses finds herself in a game of wits she has to control. A game of deceiving a demon king while desperately trying not to fall in love with a creature who cannot feel anything but lust. AmazonKU
RISE FROM RUIN (GUARDIANS OF THE FAE REALMS BOOK 14) by JL Madore
The three have become the five. As crazy as it sounds, I’m bound to three sexy, bioengineered super soldiers. In a moment of battle, with blood flying and passions heightened, Link, Shift, and Flash were not only freed from their stasis, their powers engaged. I am their catalyst. I don’t know what to think about that… Connor doesn’t either. With Shift imprinted on him and the three of them bound and bonded with me, it’s a big mess. As the pull between the five of us grows stronger, Andras Brass and his army come at us, determined that the three never reach their full potential. His first mistake was discounting them. His last mistake will be underestimating them. AmazonKU
DUKE SOTHBRIDGE’S VESSEL (DUTY & MAGIC: MM MODERN DAY REGENCY) by S Rodman
My name is Colby Witherington. It’s 2023 but I still live in a world of lords & ladies, balls & arranged marriages. It’s all very regency, except men marry men & magic is involved.
Desperate times called for desperate measures. I’m twenty-one and still unwed. Vessels are always married to a mage on their eighteenth birthday. It’s tradition. One I want to take part in. I long to surrender my body and my magic to a mage. But when I was seventeen my first fiance got himself killed in a car crash, days before our wedding. Leaving me in this mess. I’ve tried everything and it’s been years. So tricking the lovely Duke Rakewell into a compromising situation at a ball is my last option. But it’s Duke Sothbridge who falls into my trap and is forced to propose to me. Evil, cruel Duke Southbridge who ravished Lord Garrington’s vessel on a balcony and fought a duel over it. Him. I’m engaged in an arranged marriage to him. What on earth am I going to do? AmazonKU
THEIR CROWNED MATE (LUNA REJECTED BOOK THREE) by River Ramsey
They know. My former pack, my traitorous father, the alphas who rejected me… and most importantly, the three men I love. I never thought I’d have my pregnancy announced onstage during a fake mating ceremony. I also kind of thought I’d at least know who the father of my baby is, but with the fae emperor trying to break into our world, me and my guys have even bigger problems to solve. Somehow, I have to find a way to keep the overprotective alpha males around me in line, overthrow a tyrannical empire, and deal with a ghost from my past who wants another chance–all while hunting down my birth father and the rightful King of the Fae, because this former pack princess is not interested in being anyone’s queen. Yeah, I think I’m gonna be a little late for my shift at the bar. AmazonKU
KNOT MY MC: HOW A FEISTY OMEGA FINDS LOVE (OMEGA LOVE) by Rory Miles
Omegas aren’t allowed to fight back… at least, that’s what everyone wants us to believe.
Me? I’m a fighter. As daughter of the VP of Wrecker MC, I have to be. Pushing back hasn’t caused problems for me until I end up resisting the Prez after my dad dies.
Turns out kicking the Prez in his precious family jewels is a no-no. With no family left to take me in, I’m sent to the omega auctions to be sold to the highest bidder. There a rival crew claims me. The three sexy as sin leaders are nothing like the men of Wrecker MC. They’re worse. They used to be my best friends, but now, we’re enemies. They’re not my MC, but will I find love with this crew or will they break my heart all over again? AmazonKU
PRETTY LITTLE SINNER: MMF DYSTOPIAN SHIFTER ROMANCE (NORTHERN REJECTS BOOK THREE) by Anna Fury
Can my mate and I tempt a silver fox to join us? Julia – My mate, James, is my best friend. He’s brilliant, kind and sexy as heck. But, as rock solid as our bond is, we both ache for more. That need can only be soothed by the hulking silver fox currently living at Bent Fork Ranch with my pack. I’m not the only one who wants Cassian—James is just as hot for him as I am. Despite our sexiest efforts, Cassian holds us at arms’ length. So, James and I will do what any sane couple would, we’ll double down until Cassian gives in. Every man has a breaking point, and we won’t stop until we find his. Cassian – I missed my chance with Julia—now she belongs to James. But when the handsome alpha makes it clear he wants me too, it shreds my resolve. I’m dancing on the knife’s edge of self control, fending off daily advances from James and his beautiful, deaf mate. It’s a losing proposition, though. Because they want forever, and I can’t give it to them. My former pack needs me. I can’t escape the past, even if it means forsaking a future with the sexy duo. I need to leave, but they make it oh so tempting to stay. AmazonKU
CLAIMING THE PACK (MATED TO THE NIGHT BOOK THREE) by Lindsey Devin
We must unite our rival packs. Our child’s future depends on it…If only falling for Night, the alpha of our rival pack, was the least of my problems. Now Troy, the fallen alpha of my old pack, has escaped from prison, and Night wants to hunt down. If we’re going to have a chance of uniting the King and Warg packs, we need to stop the violence. But if Night and I can’t agree, I can’t help but wonder what hope there is for us. When I discover that I’m pregnant with Night’s child, the timing couldn’t be worse. Troy is still on the loose and Night has uncovered sinister activity within my pack. The only way for our family to be safe and have a life together is for him to succeed in the Alpha Challenge. If Night wins, he’ll rule over both packs and our future will be secured. But if he loses, he may not live to see his child. AmazonKU
THE MONSTER’S DEN by Jillian West
Emerson Parker is exhausted. She spends her days chasing around her high energy, half-shifter toddler and her nights working full-time trying to make ends meet. …oh, and add in the absolute cluster of a situation her ex dumped in her lap on his way out? Well, that’s just icing on the cake. With virtually no options left, Emerson heads for Haven, a sanctuary city for monsters and humans alike. Survival means taking a job at The Monster’s Den – a club that caters to the inhuman residents of her new home. But freedom comes with complications of its own: delusional monsters dead set on inserting themselves into her life and her bed. With the North American Alpha hot on her heels and monsters standing in his way…Will it be enough to keep Emerson and her daughter safe? AmazonKU
THE VAMPIRE IN THE BOOKSTORE by Elle M Drew
There is nothing more interesting to a book-loving vampire than an old bookstore…and a human with the rich aroma of ink and parchment embedded in her skin…For more centuries than he cared to count, Declan had found more comfort among his books and his personal library than he ever did around others, whether they be human or supernatural. With eternity before him, he treasures knowledge, the pursuit of it, and the preservation. Nothing, and no one, could ever part him from such endeavors. Until, among the stacks of a familiar bookstore, he encounters a human with a love of books that rivals his own, and an interest in perusing his personal collection…But for Rosamund, meeting Declan is so much more than exploring his home library, as she knows his secret. His deepest one. The one she knows he treasures above all others. She knows that he… is her favorite author. And in just one very loosely planned encounter… she needs him to reveal everything… For the pursuit of knowledge, of course. And perhaps something else. AmazonKU
UNEXPECTED LUCK (LUCK OF THE DRAW BOOK FIVE) by Shea Balik
The paranormal world was slowly becoming extinct and the leadership, the Consilium, was desperate. A plan was hatched to put a spell on all singles to mate them with someone from the opposite sex in order to procreate. All they had to do was draw a name out of a bag and the mating bond would begin. They were positive their plan couldn’t fail. Then again, they didn’t know the fates were watching and decided paranormals, especially the Consilium, needed to be taught a lesson. One that wouldn’t soon be forgotten. Timon Bell’s world was turned upside down when the Consilium knocked on his door and told him he was about to draw his mate’s name out of a bag. The only question that made it through the fog of chaos his brain became was if he were happy about it. Considering his life up to that point, he thought maybe he was. Zenon Snow longed to meet his mate. Now that he carried the burden of being his clutch’s chieftain, that was even more true. As he struggled to navigate how to lead, he longed for someone to walk with him, to rule with him side by side. Neither Timon nor Zenon had imagined just how much their lives were about to change in ways they’d never once thought possible. But the fates have a way of giving people what they need with a little Unexpected Luck. AmazonKU
CLAIMED EMBER BOUND: ANCHOR FOR THE CHANGED BOOK TWO by Aisling Cousins
My freedom was short-lived, but this time, being a test subject is my choice. To save one of the men called to me, I’m willing to play the Conclave’s game. The sooner this week is over, the sooner I can return to my family and to the three men called to my Sept so far. I want to focus on living, forming friendships, pushing boundaries, and strengthening the bond with my men. But when my birthday comes early, and the rest of my Sept are revealed along with hidden secrets, tensions rise. Factions are working in the shadows to try and break me, forgetting I’m not alone anymore. I have reasons to fight, and those reasons will keep my hope and fire alight. Claimed Ember Bound is book two of a series which must be read in order and ends with a cliffhanger. It is a slow burn, medium build why choose romance novel, meaning the main character will not choose between love interests. AmazonKU
HER SHIFTER WOLF ASSASSIN (THE CLAN OF HOGAN FALLS ) by Serena Meadows
I was done being an assassin when I was hired to find her. She was the beautiful wolf shifter that shook my world. Sparks flew from the moment I laid eyes on her. But I had to lie to get the job done. Jolene’s wolf shifter clan is after her life. She escaped them as a child but has no clue how much danger she’s in. Pretending to be just a guest at her bed and breakfast is one thing. Telling her I don’t love her is another. It was my job to capture her. Now I’ve made it my duty to protect her. Jolene’s enemies would have to defeat me to get to her. But will she think of me as the enemy once she finds out the truth? AmazonKU
BONE ISLAND: BOOK OF DANVERS (TALES OF WEEPING HOLLOW TWO) by Nicole Fiorina
To my beloved black sea, It was full dark when I snuck out of the castle to meet you. You wore those ripped black jeans and your new friend’s boots, with sleet from the forest still in the grooves. You moved awkwardly in your new clothes because you were still creating yourself, like one of your drawings. We drank vanilla cola from glass bottles and listened to a song about how fast the night changes over and over. Two adults frolicking as youths, French kissing in secret to hide from winter and distract ourselves from the town crumbling around us. The way we touched each other was equally punishing and artful, painting a world where we could be together on each other’s skin. For a while, we pretended. For a while, I was the kind of woman you could be loyal to and fight for, and you weren’t the lost, forbidden Heathen. Now, it’s been days since I’ve seen you. I’ve decided long ago, and this is my last letter. Everything I’ve worked so hard for—before you came along—will carry on as if our time together never happened. Don’t bother stopping me. As I once said, the tremor between us will only lead to carnage. But as I plunge a knife into the chest of the man I once desired to marry, I’ll think of all those foolish nights when we pretended, our time on Bone Island, vanilla cola, our stupid song, and you. Yes, my beloved black sea. I’ll think of you. xx, Bone Island can be read as a stand-alone or within the interconnected series. For a better reading experience, read books in the order they are published. AmazonKU
BETA’S BLISS (TALES OF THE TELLURIAN PACK BOOK TWO) by Blake R Wolf
Leo just lost the best girlfriend he’s ever had because of her cocky and gorgeous brother… and now he can’t stop thinking about him. But he doesn’t have time to worry about it now. With a new position in the pack, a shop to renovate, and a wedding to plan for his best friends, Leo is up to his neck in obligations. However, that doesn’t stop him from visiting the woods where he finds himself chased down by an unfamiliar werewolf. It seems the man that’s been haunting his dreams has come back to hunt him down in real life and the worst part is… he can’t resist the mate bond forming between them. Leo is faced with the choice of destroying all hope of returning to his previous life, or fighting the forbidden romance he craves so desperately. AmazonKU
HEALING FATE (WESTIN PACK BOOK SEVEN) by
VS Note: A re-release which has doubled in length according to the author’s note.
Coming to Westin Pack is supposed to be a fresh start for Lucy. A single mother who spent years in captivity, she arrives with a lot of baggage, scars, and secrets. Finding her one true mate is the last thing she wants. But meeting the sexy Dr. Micah might just be exactly what she needs to heal from the horrors of her past and move towards a future she never dared to dream. Imagine Micah’s surprise when a new wolf in town brings her toddler in for a school physical. He knows she’s his one true mate, but with a young pup, he also knows she’s off limits. In haste, he requests a Pack change knowing no good can come from him lusting after a mated woman. Can he be stopped in time or will he ruin his one chance at true love? AmazonKU
CAPTURED BY THE WOLF (MATE HUNT: FERAL PACK) by Lola Glass
It shouldn’t be possible, but my fated mate is a werewolf. He definitely got the raw end of the bargain, because I’m not a wolf or a human; I’m a demon. And not a powerful or popular demon, either. I’m literally the janitor in a nightclub called Hell. My magic won’t allow us to be separated, and his demands I somehow figure out a way to wolf out myself and literally sink my teeth into him. I have to find a way past both of our people’s strange mating processes so we can live our own separate lives. But the more I adjust to life with my wolfy mate and his small town full of werewolves, the more I start to wonder…Do I want to be freed from him at all? AmazonKU
PACK RIVALS PART ONE (THE ROCKVIEW OMEGAVERSE BOOK ONE) by Hannah Haze
Caught between two rival packs…Goodbye heartache, liars and cheats. I’m hot-tailing it to the city to escape all my problems. What I don’t expect is to find a whole heap more. Right at the top of the pile: turns out I’m not the beta I always believed. Nope, I’m an omega. How do I know? Because the freaking hot alpha, Axel York, I bump into at the gas station, triggers all those repressed hormones and pheromones. Hormones and pheromones I’m battling to control. Then there’s his pack. Rich, powerful, ruthless. The pack every omega wants. Thing is, they’re not interested in the city’s pampered princesses. They want me. As do their arch rivals, Pack Boston. Just as rich, just as powerful and just as freaking hot. Now I’m caught in the middle of this tussle to claim me, struggling to determine what’s real and what’s false. One thing I know for certain, neither pack is willing to lose. AmazonKU
PEACEMAKER: SHARPS AND SPRINGFIELD BOOK ONE by Morgan Brice
Supernatural Secret Service agents Owen Sharps and Calvin Springfield meet on the train to their new assignment in St. Louis, and sparks fly between them. But it’s 1897, and they need to be very careful—falling in love can be dangerous for men like them.
It’s their first case together, investigating mysterious disappearances—including the two agents who preceded them. Grim evidence leads them to look for a darker purpose. Old ghosts haunt the railroad line, zombie rise, signs point to ritual sacrifice, and they suspect someone is trying to open the gates of hell. Can Calvin and Owen stop the mayhem, thwart the vampires, and find true love, or will everything go up in smoke?
BELLS AND BOMBSHELLS (HARPER AND MOON INVESTIGATIONS BOOK ONE) by Trixie Silvertale
Mitzy Moon is finally tying the knot. And she’s loving the whole town’s excitement for their upcoming big day. But when their tailor is found buttons up behind a jazz lounge, the almost-newlyweds will have to hem in a murderer before their dreams rip apart at the seams. Knowing they’ll get no help from the new sheriff in town, the couple embarks on a tightly woven undercover assignment. But Mitzy fails to heed ominous warnings from her mentor, Ghost-ma, and her entitled feline. When another body drops, she could be the next target erased by the mounting powers in the darkness…Can Mitzy and Erick unravel the twisted clues, or will their wedding be eclipsed by a funeral? AmazonKU
BONDED BY DEATH (HER IMMORTAL MONSTERS: MAGIC WARS UNIVERSE BOOK TWO) by Kel Carpenter and Aurelia Jane
My type is bad boys that will screw me over and leave me walking funny. No matter how much they tempt me or my ruined heart—I know better than to trust my own taste in men. My ex taught me that love isn’t sweet, patient, or kind. It’s cruel and it hurts. He’ll do anything for a second chance, but I can’t forget the flames that burned me from the inside out three years ago. My liar is forbidden, but I’m haunted by his slate blue eyes and wicked mouth. He’s gotten under my skin, and I don’t know how to remove him without tearing my heart apart in the process. My devil may be bad, but he makes promises that sound so good. I wish I could say he tricked me with honeyed words, but really, I did it to myself. Bonding to him was a mistake, but bargaining with him? It might be my undoing. I’m torn between three men that I swore I wouldn’t get involved with. I know it’s wrong, but part of me loves it. Craves it. Everyone thinks I’m the good girl, but what they don’t see is that my carefully crafted persona is crumbling around me. My mask is cracked. I’m hanging on by a thread. We all have weaknesses. Mine just make me a glutton for punishment. AmazonKU
DREAM OMEGA (OMEGA PLACEMENT AGENCY BOOK THREE) by Hope Mae
Jamue – On the cusp of his first heat, Jamue is finally going to meet the alpha his parents arranged for him. Master Rosh is from a wealthy family like his, their bond makes sense, and Jamue won’t have to go to a commune house once they bond. He’d be spared that fate … if only it were that simple. On the night they’re supposed to meet, things don’t go as planned – his father and brother don’t show, and he has to look for them at the health center. There he finds something unexpected – his true mate. He’s beaten, broken, and in so much pain; his heart goes out to him. But there’s one problem – he’s already promised to another alpha. Hym – After his rescue from a failed mission, Hym is broken. Captured and tortured for months, his mind is at the breaking point – temporarily blind and unable to process what’s happening around him; everyone is the enemy. But he responds to one thing – his true mate’s scent. Even that doesn’t seem real. The night he met his true mate felt like a dream – a long-winding hallucination that stayed with him long after he healed and his mind returned to normal. Did he meet him, or did he not? No one can confirm the truth. How will he find him when he can’t even trust his senses? Please note: Dream Omega is set on an imaginary planet that is similar to modern day earth, with a bit of fantasy elements. The novel contains Omegaverse themes: Knotting, True Mates, Claiming Marks, MPreg and fated love. AmazonKU
AN UNLUCKY MURDER (A KARA HILDERN MYSTERY BOOK SIX) by Jenna
When Meg Mefford is found murdered in Mystic Cove, Kara is eager to join in on the investigation. Why? Because the number one suspect, as far as she is concerned, is Dagon Vulter–the very fairy she is trying to take down for her mom’s murder. But it doesn’t take long before Zane and Kara realize more than just Dagon may have wanted Meg dead. As the two detectives move farther and farther away from Dagon being the killer, Kara can’t let go of her need to punish Dagon and seek her own justice for her mom’s murder. Can Kara separate her need for revenge and put the true killer away? Or will her desire for vengeance blind her to the truth? AmazonKU
BAD BOY COWBOY SHERIFF (COWBOY WOLVES OF WILDCLAW RIDGE) by Scarlett Stone
It all began when a man got shot in my diner…No—actually, it started when a woman went missing. Then THAT poor man got shot to death. It wasn’t enough to take something from the Sheriff. Now someone’s after him—and they won’t stop until he’s dead…But I know that the Sheriff won’t give up, either. This dreamy, sizzling werewolf shifter will scour this small town if he must. He’ll stop at nothing to find the missing woman and rescue her. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a man like that? I did…and now it feels like my heart is on the line. Because he couldn’t possibly feel the same way about me…Could he? AmazonKU
DRAGON HIM OUT TO SEA (DESTINY AND DREAMS BOOK ONE) by Julia Mills
With her sister on her back and an Omnipotent Being in her kitchen – what’s a Lioness to do? Why does everyone think she needs a Mate? Can’t she just be wild and free?
Then she sees him. Why hadn’t she noticed him before? Were his eyes always that hypnotic shade of hazel? Did just the sound of his voice always make her tingle in all the right ways? Wait! Why is he walking the other way? Doesn’t matter. This Lioness refuses to give up. Hey! At least they’re in the middle of the ocean, so he can’t run away, right? AmazonKU
LINKS TO RECENT NEW RELEASES POSTS from Veronica:
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