New Releases in #SciFi #Fantasy and Paranormal Romance for APRIL 5

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.



Can a fake relationship between a spirited woman and a fierce alien warrior turn into something more? After a lifetime in the spotlight, Lillie hoped that leaving Earth would provide a fresh start for her and her twin sister. But while her sister is thriving, Lillie finds herself struggling to adjust to her new life. Lost and confused, when she sees an opportunity to escape she seizes it, even though it means pretending to be mated to the annoying – and annoyingly handsome – Clan Chief Okami. Frustrated by his brother’s refusal to give him any official responsibilities, Okami hides his disappointment behind a careless facade. When he discovers a potential threat to his brother’s leadership, he is determined to handle it on his own. Unfortunately, his only chance of success depends on assistance from the deliciously infuriating Lillie. Even though she’s completely off limits, their fake relationship quickly begins to feel real. As their investigation grows increasingly dangerous, will Lillie and Okami survive long enough to find out if they have a future together?      AmazonKU


One fateful night in Vegas, destiny tricks two unsuspecting individuals…With the Alien Appreciation Day celebration underway, Ashley decides to party the best way she knows how: hiring an alien cosplayer for one delicious night…Xizi didn’t think he’d see the light of day ever again, until a group of Area 51 raiders aid in his escape….When Xizi tries to flee, he discovers his enax—his fated one—whom he’d given up hope of ever finding…
The problem is that she seems to be a great bounty hunter who’s amassed a collection of mementos from everyone she’s conquered. Ashley hopes to have the night of her life with the alien she’s fantasized about, but Xizi believes he needs to tame his warrior woman in time to leave Earth. Will they both have their way or does destiny have other plans for the unlikely pair?     AmazonKU


A month-long retreat of rest and relaxation from my high-powered career is just what I need. Until I’m the only human in a rental home community on a distant planet populated by beings who look like satanic devils. Yep. And on day three of my odd vacay, two young Hyrrokin girls enter my home and beg me to marry their dad, my neighbor. Somehow their scary-looking widower father, a retired Firestar General, needs a bound and they’ve chosen me as their new mom? I’ve already received an eyeful over the fence of their alarming and yet unbearably handsome dad, Crydan Flamestone, as he showers each day, fresh off the beach from his morning run. And maybe he’s caught me eyeing his naked red *cough* muscles a few times and doesn’t seem to mind? This does not mean I’m ready to become my neighbor’s wife or gain an instant Hyrrokin, flame-throwing family. These girls are darling, but I’m afraid they’ve picked the wrong female. What do I know about kids? Anyway, this guy seems to already have a fiancée. And she’s all wrong for him. And I don’t like the way she treats the girls. Oh shoot. Who am I kidding? Looks like I’m gonna have to meddle!      AmazonKU


I should be running away from them, but I want to get closer…as close as humanly possible. I may be the most gullible girl in the world. I’m one hundred percent sure this alien invasion is an April Fool’s Day hoax, but I can’t stop myself from helping the two alien cosplayers who stumbled into the SuperMart today. I should have kicked them out the moment they arrived wearing little more than shimmering blue body paint. But they seem genuinely lost and I can’t leave them to wander the swamps of this town on their own. Can I? They might stumble into a ditch and get eaten by a gator. No, I can’t let that happen. Even though they look like they could easily take a gator in a fight. I’m not just helping them because they’re the hottest guys I’ve ever seen or that I’m having wild fantasies of them both taking me at once. I’m genuinely concerned by their wellbeing. Really. And they’re kind of sweet, too? Oh man, I’m a fool. 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


What is an alien warlord to do when he’s intent on rescuing a feisty female who’s sworn of men? ADELE CARMOUCHE – Adele is happy to have a job, but she has to admit, working for Earth’s Defense Agency sucks. Not only is she treated like a red headed stepchild but she is the but of all their jokes. When she gets a letter on April Fool’s Day, telling her that she is invited to Club Illusion, to see what her boyfriend is really up to, she decides to go. What she discovers on EDA’s has more secrets that her ex- boyfriend has skeletons in his closet. ZALDON JANGO – As an esteemed warlord, Zaldon does not take betrayal lightly. When he discovers that the Earth’s Defense Agency is hiding more than just his alien race, things get murky has females continue to go missing. He might be new to Earth and how humans conduct themselves but he is not ignorant to people who lust for power. Just when he thinks he has the human race all figured out he comes face to face with Adele. It seems the goddess, that blessed him with a fated mate after all, he just has to survive mating fever to claim her.     AmazonKU


Cadence – When a guy turns up to arrest my boyfriend at the end of a long shift on April Fool’s Day, I don’t believe it. My friend must be pranking me because I told her that I think Doug is cheating. Then my boyfriend sheds his skin and turns into something that is definitely not human. Being saved by aliens, and helping them find Doug, is not how I planned on spending the evening. Thistle – Revealing ourselves to a non-spacefaring planet is forbidden. If Doug thinks it will prevent us from arresting him, he is wrong. Now we have an alien on the run and a human who thinks she can help us, Thistle, the best bounty hunters this arm of the galaxy. Although she might be right, as we are unfamiliar with Earth, and Doug knows how to hide.     AmazonKU

A FOOL FOR TIDAL DEPTHS by Samantha Sapphire

VS Note: Listed in Erotica.

She was no April Fool…I wouldn’t believe my friends when they warned me this morning about the alien ships crashing around the world. It was April 1st, no sane person would believe something as idiot as that. And why would multiple ships crash all around the same time? Ridiculous. Of course, I was a sane person, and I went for my usual swim in the deep lagoon I loved. But that was my mistake, because my friends were right: aliens had crashed, and one of them landed in my lagoon. It was just my luck that Izai wasn’t a prince or a captain. No, he was a prisoner, recently escaped from the ship that crashed, and I was his “destined partner” guaranteed to free him from his turmoil. Gods above, what did I swim into this time?!     AmazonKU

A FOOL FOR HIS STAR by Astrid Eliasen

Everyone wants to be a star. Except Georgie isn’t sure she wants that kind of attention when she finds out she’s become the unwitting star of her brothers’ prank videos. They’re planning something big for April Fool’s Day and she swears she won’t let them turn her into a laughingstock for content. So when they say that she needs to stay inside because an alien landed in the front yard, she knows not to believe them; the flying saucer is just a fancy prop and big green hunk is clearly just an actor. Dhourzhoul isn’t looking for a mate. He just wants to get through this job guarding needy scientists. Landing on a backwoods planet because their environmental controls are off by a couple degrees is the epitome of reckless, but at least the documentation says the locals are relatively safe. Except once he lands, they swarm his ship. A beautiful female warrior approaches and he knows he’s in for a fight. Do the locals fight with their lips?     AmazonKU


When I woke up on a different freaking planet, I was pretty sure my day couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong. The aliens who found me decided I was sent from heaven and that I should be given to their king — who has a somewhat dubious reputation. Turns out he’s a demon. Of course, he’s wicked AF. They don’t call him His Evilness for nothing. Before you can say ‘hissy fit’, I get tied to a tree and left to be sacrificed like some innocent young maiden. Problem is, I’m none of those things. What if he’s disappointed? Then again… what if he isn’t? And when Krav the Demon King comes to claim his waiting gift, I’m not sure which is worse: the way my body responds to him, or the way the feeling seems to be mutual.    AmazonKU


Skarr giant Hinrivik has been in love with the human he guards for years. But when her marriage is arranged—and he’s assigned to deliver her to her groom across the sea—he loses hope that she’ll ever return his feelings. When they arrive at their destination, she’ll step off the ship into her new life as someone else’s wife. Can Hinrivik convince her to consider him, a wildly mismatched monster, as her mate? He’ll have to do it before they reach the other shore…because breaking her marriage contract could easily start a war.   AmazonKU


VS Note: Cliffhanger. Debut novel. Mixed reviews but overall readers seem to have enjoyed it for the most part.

Eva has no idea that a trip to the alien outpost that has been established in Portland, Oregon will completely up-end the rest of her life. Certainly, things have gone a tiny bit off the rails, but Eva and her best friend Daisy are trying to stay positive and make it work. Callan is King of the Shade Dimension. When he senses his Fated, he searches to no avail. But when the opportunity arises for a distraction, he takes it. Stopping traffickers is just the sort of action that could be a nice little break. Callan has long worked incognito for the Inter-Galactic Council as their judge, jury, and executioner as needed. Little do they know that he is actually King of the Shade, wielder of magic that they are frightened of, and a dimension that they don’t have communication with. He has no qualms about heading to the newly discovered Earth to put a stop to this group of slavers.     AmazonKU


VS Note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. Sounds so good to me, pre-ordered this.

As acting captain of the starship Calypso, Jacklyn Albright is responsible for keeping the last of humanity alive as they limp back to Earth from their forebears’ failed colony on a distant planet. Faced with constant threats of starvation and destruction in the treacherous minefield of interstellar space, Jacklyn’s crew has reached their breaking point. As unrest begins to spread throughout the ship’s Wards, a new threat emerges, picking off crew members in grim, bloody fashion. Jacklyn and her team must hunt down the ship’s unknown intruder if they have any hope of making it back to their solar system alive.

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

A corporate aristocracy descended from Africa rules a colony on a distant planet. Life here is easy—for the rarified and privileged few. The aristocrats enjoy a powerful cybernetic technology that extends their life spans and ensures their prosperity. Those who serve them suffer under a heavy hand. But within this ruthless society are agents of hope and change. In a secret underwater laboratory, a separatist cult has created a threat to the aristocracy. The Primes are highly intelligent, manipulative products of genetic engineering, designed to lead a rebellion. Enabling their mission are the Proxies, the Primes’ bodyguards and lifelong companions bound to their service. When the cult’s hideout is attacked, Proxies Nandipa and Hondo rush to the rescue. As they emerge with their Primes onto the surface, however, everything they’d been led to believe about their world is shattered. Nandipa and Hondo will risk it all to honor their oath of absolute loyalty. But when the very people they’re tasked to protect turn on each other, the Proxies must decide between those they were built to serve and the freedom to carve out their own destinies. And the fate of their planet may rest in their choice.

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TOMORROW’S MASCOTS by Alexis Glynn Latner

VS Note: Re-releases. I always enjoy her stories!

These stories first appeared in the Pets in Space® science fiction romance anthology, so each tale is science fiction with a happily-ending romance—and a faithful and friendly pet that helps the heroine and hero find their way through dangerous adventures, to each other. Here are five future alien beings, service animals, genetically engineered species, and mascots, along with their human friends and the accidents and enemies that threaten their love and their lives.      Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Nia Courant is an interstellar lawyer at Avend University in the space-station city Wendis. Gyle Martan is a university official. Both outsiders here, they are engaged to be married. They’d rather work on their troubled relationship than be caught up in an attack on Wendis by the interstellar empire called the Faxen Union. But they aren’t hapless civilians. Nia can wage a war of legal words. Martan was an anti-terror agent for the Faxen Union before he defected to Wendis. He’s ready, willing, and terrifyingly able to defend the city. But first he has to learn the truth about his past and face his worst adversary: himself.

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VS Note: Not a romance. Post Apocalyptic scifi release of note.

en years after nuclear war devastated the United States, Hayden is used to the meager rations, recycled air, and sterile light of the bunker he’s called home since childhood. But when the administration rejects a years-in-the-making plan to emerge as supplies plummet, Hayden itches to leave. Brita, a mysterious girl with no long-term memory, stumbles upon the bunker, proving to Hayden and the other 200 residents that the outside isn’t as hostile as the administrators let on. Hayden, Brita, and a handful of other residents sneak out in the dead of night to scavenge for supplies. The outside world holds more life, and more danger, than they prepared for. After an outside survivor betrays them, they’re imprisoned by a military faction with the key to Brita’s identity. For Hayden to save his friends, he must uncover a past Brita would rather never remember—along with secrets the administration has sheltered them from all these years.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

JACEN by Eli Donovan

VS note: A re-release of a Pets in Space story, which came out under another pen name. As noted before, this author is a close relative of mine.

Princess Liana blames herself when she and her wondrous bird companion, Pym, are kidnapped. If she hadn’t kissed her bodyguard, Jacen, he never would’ve been fired, and she and Pym would never have been abducted from the palace. Jacen has loved Liana for as long as he can remember. Even disgraced and exiled, he will still do anything to protect her—and Pym. Unfortunately, saving her life means losing her forever, but that’s a price he’s willing to pay. After all, he could never ask her to run away to the stars with him—could he? This is a scifi romance novella of 22k words. Note: This novella was originally published as “The Princess and Her Bodyguard” in the Pets in Space 4 anthology.    Amazon     Kobo     Nook

RUBICON by J S Dewes

VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note and I always love a kickass female main character. I one clicked it. Not sure if it’s a cliffhanger.

Sergeant Adriene Valero wants to die. She can’t. After enduring a traumatic resurrection for the ninety-sixth time, Valero is reassigned to a special forces unit and outfitted with a cutting-edge virtual intelligence aid. They could turn the tide in the war against intelligent machines dedicated to the assimilation, or destruction, of humanity. When her VI suddenly achieves sentience, Valero is drawn into the machinations of an enigmatic major who’s hell-bent on ending the war—by any means necessary.

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VS note: Not a romance although there may be romantic elements. An LGBTQ scifi supervillain release of note.

A Normie’s guide to staying alive in Sunnylake City: 1. Keep your head down. 2. Don’t make enemies. 3. Strictly no heroics. The world is run by those with the Super gene, and Riley Jones doesn’t have it. She’s just a Normie, ducking her way around the hero vs. villain battles that constantly demolish Sunnylake City, working at a crappy diner to save up money for therapy, and trying to figure out how to tell her family that she’s queer. But when Riley retaliates against a handsy superhero at work, she finds herself in desperate need of employment, and the only place that will hire her is HENCH. Yes, HENCH, as in henchmen: masked cronies who take villains’ coffee orders, vacuum their secret lairs, and posture in the background while they fight. Riley’s plan is to mind her own business and get paid…but that quickly devolves when she witnesses a horrible murder on the job. Caught in the thick of a gentrification plot, a unionization effort, and a developing crush on her prickly fellow henchwoman, Riley must face the possibility that even a powerless Normie can take a stand against injustice.

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Twins share a unique bond. Some hear each other’s thoughts. Others sense one another’s feelings. But my sister and I? We share the same fate… Being abducted by aliens. Insanely sexy aliens. D.T.G.P. (Down To Get Probed) is the first book in an exciting new series that follows the Jade sisters’ intergalactic travels. After being abducted, the twins will each be claimed by a set of alien mates. Fair warning, these aliens are so hot you might end up with sunburn just reading about them…And wait until you find out what their special equipment can do!     AmazonKU


Tom Umbrar-Ment can’t believe his luck. Attending his best friend’s wedding, the easy-going contractor seizes the chance to approach the groom’s younger sister… and his own secret crush. But all his protective instincts fire up when she’s targeted by robbers and loses a powerful ancient relic. Determined not to let his love take the fall, Tom fights his way to a spectacular parallel universe the thieves use as a bolthole. But with less than three days before doomsday, he puts aside his awe of the hot air balloons and steam-powered science to confront a twisted criminal cartel. Will he break all the rules to win his sweetheart’s approval and stop a looming apocalypse?     Amazon

VALE by C J Dragon

Vale Darrow likes routine. He likes knowing what will happen on each of his days, and isn’t fond of surprises or upheaval of any kind. He lives alone in a house he loves. He expects to always be alone because he isn’t an easy person to know. He never expects that to change, until it does. After serving for many years the Companion to the Oracle dies. The Oracle reaches out, in his grief, touching on an unsuspecting Vale. With that touch, everything changes. Vale swears he will not give in to the Oracle if chosen as Companion. Will the Oracle force him to accept a life cut off from everything and everyone he loves? Or will Vale choose death rather than submit to the Oracle’s whims?    AmazonKU


I don’t want a mate. Everyone knows this, so the fates should too. When I’m thrown into a series of events that put me face to face with a human female, I know the fates must be playing a joke on me. When I end up fighting for the female, risking my life just so she will be safe, I start to get suspicious. And when one smile from her makes my insides turn to floosh…I know something has gone wrong in the cosmos. I’m not made for a mate…so why is my body telling me that I’ve found the female that thrums my heart string? And why does the thought of her being touched by someone else make me want to end every male in my path?     AmazonKU


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

The truth will seal her fate. To uphold the ideals she swore an oath to defend, Aurora Hawke would sacrifice her freedom. To protect her family, she would sacrifice her life. Ensnared by her adversary and isolated from her crew, she’s thrust into an alien world where time has no meaning. And strength has no power. The rules of engagement have changed. With the Fleet under fire from without and the Galactic Council crumbling from within, only one thing is certain. This is a fight she can’t win.   AmazonKU


VS Note: Check your trigger warnings. From the reviews this book is pretty intense on the gore and violence (but reviewers by and large enjoyed it). Charting well in SFR right now.

As a veterinarian, Dr. Danielle Michelson was excited to be involved with a new genetic therapy designed to help fight a common pet ailment. She even knew the perfect canine to enroll in the treatment, one belonging to the tall blond cowboy, Sam Downing. Little did she know, while things were heating up between them, the world itself was transforming. The cure turned into a curse, and created an army of monsters that thrive on pure chaos and destruction. The worst of them all, was someone they both knew. Now, they must find allies to fight back against the onslaught of carnal evil that threatens to overtake them. Will Dani and Sam survive the monstrous terror that is overrunning their city? Or will the hordes of ravenous creatures consume everything, and everyone, in their path? This is a super spicy first person, three POV horror romance that pushes the line between man and monster. It will take you on a roller coaster of emotions as you delve into the darkening world of what could happen with a virus gone wrong.      Amazon KU

INTO THE CHURN by Hayley Reese Chow

Seventeen-year-old Ezren Hart interns in her mother’s terraforming lab, studying Belethea’s deadly storms with the dream of giving her backwater planet open teal skies. But when budget cuts threaten to shut down her mother’s lab, Ezren enters Belethea’s Race Royale, the system’s deadliest and most lucrative race. To win, she’ll have to run, drive, and fight her way across Belethea’s barren landscape while navigating its savage and volatile storms. With her planet’s future, and her family’s, on the line, she can’t afford to lose. But first, she’ll have to convince her handsome royale partner that their planet is worth saving. Foster Sterling is a jaded ex-prodigy royaler still reeling from his partner’s death in a training accident. When Ezren Hart comes charging into his life, her passion reminds him of what he once loved about racing and his dream of returning pride to their planet. Still, no matter how fast they go, they can’t outrun the mysterious string of deadly accidents following them like a curse. As Foster falls harder for Ezren, he races to piece the clues together. But with time running out and their survival on the line, he’ll have to decide if their dreams are worth their lives. Earth was tame. Belethea is not.    Amazon


The ocean is dark and filled with mystery, but it’s not the only thing with secrets. Lucy Sodaro has always wanted to explore the ocean. She never thought it would turn into a career, and definitely not one with her childhood best friend, Tucker, by her side. But now both are marine biologists, living their best life, until Abyss – a private company with murky intentions – offers them the chance of a lifetime. Three months at the bottom of the ocean inside their submarine, the Siren. Lucy and Tucker jump at the opportunity to do what they both love. Explore, with no limits, and all expenses paid. But the childhood best friends aren’t prepared for everything they discover on the ocean floor. Captain Jack might be an experienced submariner, but he doesn’t seem to enjoy women being in his space. And Nathan, the shy navigator, is too busy managing his panic attacks to be much help. Relationships new and old are tested when the journey continues to expose secrets, both about the depths of the sea and the dark desires inside each crew member. The ocean doesn’t discriminate, and when things go awry, the team must set aside personal grievances to survive their mission, regardless of the cost. Because at the bottom of the ocean, the only way out is up.      AmazonKU


Mirari Vega feels death’s chilly breath. A global pathogen has killed every woman in her life and she’ll be next. So when her father gives the eighteen-year-old an alternative, she must make an impossible decision—die with a raging fever or climb into the frigid embrace of an experimental cryogenic chamber. She calls it a suicide machine. Her father calls it a chance for her to live again. Neither can imagine the horrors waiting for Mirari when she opens her eyes 12 years later. The world is a violent place without women. Beautiful robots give the men companionship but can’t give them children. Mirari’s fertility is the ultimate natural resource—a prize every kingdom wants to own. But to crown her queen, they’ll have to catch her first. Mirari Vega is no man’s pretty princess.     AmazonKU


VS note: Two stories are re-releases and one is new.

These three tales tell the story of Tharassas before the Tharassas Cycle, including the origin of the hencha queens, the ce’faine, and the colonization of the Highlands, essential companions for the four novels that make up the cycle: The Fallen Angel – Charlie Fah, Cha’Fah to most of the world, has never fit in with the other citizens of Gully Town, thanks to his darker skin that sets him apart. But one day, an Angel arrives on a supply run from Earth, and what happens next sets Charlie on a new path that will turn his life upside down. The Last Run – Sera is the last runner from Earth, bringing badly needed supplies to the Tharassas Colony across a twenty-five year gulf between the planets. Jas works on a hencha farm to make ends meet, harvesting berries from the semi-sentient plants. Neither one that knows…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


Running from her past, Harlow lives for the present. She’s sassy-smart-strong. A genius, generous, confident scientist developing a groundbreaking propulsion technology that’s attracted the attention of The Sable Group, and Kage Sable, to be exact. He’s a master builder, an ex-warrior, a kick-ass engineer with sexy nerd energy and her new ‘boss’. His shop is responsible for an enviable fleet of high-tech corvettes, luxury flyers and racing pinnaces – helping to cement the Sable Riders’ dominance across Pegasi. Convinced she’s the woman for him, Kage is determined to make Harlow his. He strongly believes every superwoman needs a superman. Problem is, she’s not so sure. She’s got a bad history with men. All she wants to do is focus on her work that could shift the balance of power in the Pegasi System. She’s wary of Kage’s moxie and full-on thrust at life and love and doesn’t think she’s ready for that much intensity yet. But he slowly draws her in…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page…)     Amazon


There is no safe place in the world anymore, especially for women. For several decades, the birth rate of females has been declining. Militants, the government, and private citizens alike will do anything to find young women and force them into unthinkable arrangements. Against the darkness of this world stand The Wanderers—a secret society born to provide sanctuary for anyone who believes in free will and democratic notions. Their numbers are growing and their citizens live in safe, hidden compounds. 
Harmony’s path in life has always been predetermined. She was lucky to have been permitted to stay with her mother until she was twelve. Many girls were not so fortunate. But that was eight years ago. She’ll be twenty soon, and she’s been a ward of the state, living in a girls’ home, for almost half her life. The clock is ticking. Females have no rights in the new world. She will be wed against her will to a man she did not choose and has not met on her twentieth birthday. Unbeknownst to Harmony, a team of Wanderers has a plan to rescue her. It’s risky. It might fail. All four men are endangering their lives for a woman they’ve never met….(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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All he ever wanted was her…From the moment she appeared at the Boundaryland border months ago, Courtney has consumed his waking thoughts and haunted his dreams. The only beta whose inner desires elude his senses, she’s a mystery he can’t solve…and the only woman he desperately wants. All she ever needed was him…Past trauma taught Courtney to keep her emotions bound up tight. So far it’s been the only way to protect herself from the chaos swirling around her. But now that war is imminent, and the future of the Boundaryland is in peril, she’ll risk anything to keep her friends safe…even if it means risking her heart. Once there were boundaries…but now that their chains are broken, these alphas refuse to be contained.     AmazonKU


If you love a predator, you’ll always be his prey – Joan Wu, 46-year old exobotanist and miner for IGMC, woke up to VELMA’s long list of bad news up to and including possible death by bog, death by air, or death by a corrupt alien queen. While the bad news was dizzying, the worst part was that for a few blissful seconds, she’d forgotten her husband’s death and thought he was sleeping right next to her. She was trapped in the deadly Agothe-Fatheza, famous for its insatiable appetite, with no one for company except the artificial intelligence and a dinosaur she named Eunice, all while experiencing the grief of her widowhood, even after two long years. As her depression worsens, her will to live starts to shrivel up … until she hears Raxkarax’s voice for the first time. He’s coming for her, and she can’t decide if she should be relieved-or terrified. Because she’s learning that while Predator Planet might be populated with ferocious beasts, sometimes the most terrifying creature in the galaxy is love. Raxkarax is no stranger to peril. A seasoned veteran of Certain Death, he knew the moment he heard there was a pod in the nightmarish Agothe-Fatheza that its occupant was his heart mate. With no hesitation and no fear, he set out…(more blurb on ebook seller page…)

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I’m in a fake relationship with a massive alien warrior. Falling in love was never part of the plan. After seeing one of the women I was captured with carried off by a massive alien barbarian, and another one led up into the mountains to be traded away, I’m done waiting to see what my fate will be. So when I get a chance to escape the Uleki village, I take it, even though it means I’ll have to face the wilds of Xaath alone. But I didn’t plan on the Bekaru tribe sending someone after me, a cocky, headstrong young warrior named Luka. When an injury stops him from bringing me back to the Bekaru lands, we’re forced to seek shelter from another tribe—and to my total shock, Luka tells them all that I’m his fated mate. I know he did it to protect me, but keeping up the ruse isn’t easy… especially when his kisses and caresses feel confusingly real. I can’t let myself fall for him. Even though he makes me feel things no other man has, I’m not sure I trust any of these aliens, even Luka. And besides, it’s all just for show. Right?   AmazonKU

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VS: In honor of the 111th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, my backlist highlight today is my “Titanic in space” novel WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM.  This was my first published scifi romance and was inspired by the sinking of the Titanic, which has been a lifelong fascination of mine. 


A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars…

Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, space marine Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.

All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.

But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?

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Passion will test the boundaries of life and death. Bronwyn Stewart knows heartache. Death and danger have haunted her every step, but she’s prepared for what’s hunting her. Or as prepared as she can be. There’s only one outcome—and she’s ready for it. But a wickedly handsome Druid from her past returns and refuses to let her face the oncoming battle alone. He stirs something long buried within her. For the first time in years, a spark ignites within her that soon turns into a blaze that can’t be extinguished. Forced to leave his beloved isle years ago to protect his family, Elias MacLean fears he’ll never see his home again. But Fate has other ideas. When a mission leads him back to Skye to investigate a rash of Druid murders, he finds another mystery to unravel—that of a gorgeous, reclusive drough. With foes lurking around every corner and an undeniable hunger that grows with every kiss, Elias risks it all for the woman he’s fallen for. Together they unleash an all-consuming passion that won’t be denied.

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Ivar McIntyre is not who he says he is. He’s a male full of secrets and willing to lie to accomplish what his alpha tells him to do. He arrived in Cider Falls to help take out the leadership so his alpha, Vega, could take over the town, but once there, he quickly realizes what an amazing place it is. Cymbre Daniels is a falcon shifter who was exiled from her nest when she refused to take a mate from a neighboring nest at her alpha’s urging. A war broke out because of her refusal and people died. She’s never forgotten her role in those deaths, and the exile brand on her wrist is a daily reminder. When she meets Ivar, a gryphon who arrived in town unconscious and gravely injured, she knows he’s her truemate. The problem? Ivar is the most closed-off male she’s ever met in her life and he doesn’t want anything to do with her. For the first time in his life, Ivar feels torn in half. He wants to remain loyal to his alpha—and to finding his abducted sister—but he can’t stop thinking about the alluring Cymbre, whose bird calls for him and makes his tiger and owl sit up and take notice. If he stays with Cymbre, he’ll lose his pack, but if he does what his alpha wants him to, he’ll lose his mate. When an offer to help find his sister comes from an unexpected source, Ivar has to make a choice: Cymbre and love, or Vega and loyalty.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


I’m falling for a wolf shifter, but my past may endanger us both. I escaped a life of fear for the beautiful mountainous town of Monsterville, where I meet Storm, a gorgeous wolf shifter. His wolfish ways and heady kisses draw me in, and the future he offers, one full of peace and love, makes me long for a life I never thought I’d find. He invites me to a wolf pack reunion, where things between us only get better. But my past haunts me, and if I don’t flee, they’ll drag me back and lock me up in a place where Storm will never find me.     AmazonKU

HELL OF A GAME by Elise H Ford

All I wanted was to have a fun girl’s night at the traveling carnival that stopped in town for the weekend. Is that too much to ask?? After a recent breakup, I absolutely needed a night out with my roommates. I didn’t expect to have so much fun or to meet a group of four sexy guys that worked at the carnival. I also didn’t expect the four guys to be demons from Hell either…Succeeding a crazy night that couldn’t have been real, I woke up in my bed like nothing had happened. I thought it all must have been a dream… That is until I keep seeing the demons everywhere…Soon, they come to me and tell me what I really am… And it’s not entirely human…Being a busy holiday weekend, I haven’t seen my roommates since we went to the carnival together. That’s when I found the real purpose of the carnival and how it’s all just a front for soul trafficking. Both of my friends ended up being sucked up into the game… And I’ll fight through Hell itself if I have to, to save them.     AmazonKU


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On this desolate Earth, life is worthless and death is no escape. A giant, scarred orc has saved my life. In doing so, he’s given me value and purpose. A hellish world no longer looks hopeless when you realize there is someone who cares for you. To protect what little you have left, you’ll find yourself willing to do anything. Protect. Train. Fight. But those who care for you, may also fear for you. To protect you, they may try and stop you from defending what you hold dear. They are wrong. They don’t realize you have the strongest sword and the hardest shield ever made. What is it made of? Love.   AmazonKU


He’ s got a billion dollars, but he wants priceless love to last a lifetime. It’ s not impossible to have love and money, right? Dixon Meade made his fortune buying and selling property to create a haven for his pack. He doesn’ t let many in on his secret. He’ d give his riches to have the one man who makes him whole, but that man has no idea Dixon isn’ t just another brilliant businessman— he’ s a wolf shifter. He’ s also got less than forty-eight hours to claim his mate and accept his role as the alpha of his pack. The question is, will Sidney accept the various sides of Dixon? Sidney Ayers has worked alongside Dixon Meade for the last ten years. He’ s been secretly in love with him since he hired on at the brokerage firm. All he wants is to be with Dixon. When Dixon proposes marriage, Sidney can’ t turn him down. There’ s just the tiny matter of Dixon being a wolf. What’ s a guy to do when the man of his dreams sprouts fur and has fangs? Run the other way… or accept a forever love?

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Luke and Ryan Lattimore can’t believe their eyes when they rouse after a vicious attack that leaves them near death. The most beautiful and intriguing woman is tending to their wounds. Ryan’s heart fires rapidly, his teeth sharpen, and his facial hair has thickened alongside his jawline. What does it mean? His inner wolf has finally met his mate! Ryan tells Luke that she is the one for him, too, but both know neither can pursue her. Considering the stakes, it’s too dangerous. They must keep their woman at arm’s length for her own safety. The moment Malia Granger gives aid to two men, her body explodes with need and desire. She doesn’t know who they were, nor does she care. They are meant for her. Unfortunately, her family all but demands that she keep her distance. No real reason, and no explanation other than the Lattimore brothers will bring her heartache. Malia isn’t one to sit on the sidelines, and she’s learned that the only way to obtain happiness in life is to take it. These two men are her mates, and no one is going to stand in the way of their future…not even them.     AmazonKU


Imagine minding your own business before you’re dragged kicking and screaming into Hell. My name is Lexi, and I’m a good girl. Or always thought I was until my parents sent me to Adam’s Angelic Academy where I met four of the hottest boys…erm fallen angels I’d ever met. They have a plan for me, and I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with waiting until marriage to pop my cherry. While terrified, I also can’t help this feeling of want that’s been ignited inside me since first meeting them. Will they keep me for themselves or send me to the depths of Hell to be Satan’s pet? The only thing I know is sometimes good girls go bad, and I may just be what the devil ordered. Hell’s Harem – We’re used to getting our own way. After all who’s going to say no to a bunch of handsome demons? We’re straight from the pits of Hell. We’re Hell’s Harem. We’re used to finding a pretty girl with a pure soul and breaking her. Destroying her until she’s nothing but an empty shell. They always end up worthless and broken. When we can’t use them for our pleasure; their only purpose, we toss them aside like the damaged goods they are. But what we didn’t expect was to meet Alexis. Our beautiful, perfect, sweet, sassy, sexy Lexi. At first, she was innocent. Just like the rest of them, but now she just might be the match we’ve all been craving.      AmazonKU


Edison Rooker isn’t sure what to expect when he enters the office of Antonia Hex, the powerful sorceress who runs a call center for magical emergencies. He doesn’t have much experience with hexes or curses. Heck, he doesn’t even have magic. But he does have a plan—to regain the access to the magical world he lost when his grandmother passed. Antonia is…intimidating, but she gives him a job and a new name—Rook—both of which he’s happy to accept. Now all Rook has to do is keep his Spell Binder, an illegal magical detection device, hidden from the Magical Consortium. And contend with Sun, the grumpy and annoyingly cute apprentice to Antonia’s rival colleague, Fable. But dealing with competition isn’t so bad; as Sun seems to pop up more and more, Rook minds less and less. But when the Consortium gets wind of Rook’s Spell Binder, they come for Antonia. All alone, Rook runs to the only other magical person he knows: Sun. Except Fable has also been attacked, and now Rook and Sun have no choice but to work together to get their mentors back…or face losing their magic forever.

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Ofelia Archer’s life is looking up. Her father is in the hospital getting the help he needs, her mother is seemingly distracted with some new walking group, and her brother is finally opening his own bar. Things couldn’t be better … until a body is found. Shawn Dawson was just out to have a good time. He drank late into the night and somehow ended up dead in an alley. It wasn’t a normal death either. He was drained of everything fluid he possessed, which points to something paranormal. There’s a succubus on the loose in the French Quarter, and even though she’s newly turned, she has ties to the area. When Ofelia interrupts her feeding schedule, she becomes the creature’s enemy … and the new target is Zach Sully, Ofelia’s fiancé. Ofelia would do anything to protect the man who stole her heart, but her options seem limited. That means a fight … and it’s going to have to be between the women alone, because the succubus has a special power over the men. Ofelia might have sympathy for the succubus’s plight, but that won’t stop her from doing what she has to do to protect those she loves. It’s a fight to the finish, and only one woman will come out victorious.    AmazonKU


Texas. Rylee Florence believes real love is only a fairytale. Walking in on her fiancé and his secretary a week before the wedding, the strong-minded freelance copywriter calls the whole thing off. But when she’s nearly killed in a hit-and-run and the mistress turns up dead, the frightened young woman flees to the one place her potentially murderous ex can’t reach… the isolated Alaskan wilderness. Wrath Di’Lasha’s inner dragon fumes. After leaving behind his tribe on the strength of a prophesied mate he can’t seem to find, the small-town sheriff is at the end of his rope until a stunning stranger shows up bearing the glow of destiny. And when a storm wrecks her house, the gallant shifter rushes to the rescue. As their chemistry flames, Rylee struggles to put her faith in the rugged mountain of a man who claims their relationship is meant to be. And Wrath vows to do anything to protect the brown-eyed beauty barreling deep into his heart when her dangerous past comes calling. Will their passion be enough to prevail against the circling threat?

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The secret demonic underworld of Newborn City is at war, trading out one villain for another much more powerful than the last. As the threat grows, one demon is faced with an old flame from his past. Life’s all sunshine and roses now that Marcus is dead, right? Wrong. Now that the Inferno’s former boss is no more, his second command, Roger van Statton, steps up to the plate, and demons are disappearing left and right. As Ciaran’s best friend, Dimitri Romanov, struggles to identify the pattern of the kidnappings and murders, a mysterious guest shows up at the front door. Dimitri knew life was a bitch, but bringing in old flames was a new low. When you’re a killer, it’s hard to prove you didn’t, in fact, kill someone, and Red’s all out of ideas. On the run from the cops who want to arrest her for the one murder she didn’t commit, Reddina Leeyan decides to turn to some old friends. The trouble is, none of them want to see each other. As Roger’s plans pick up new steam, Dimitri and Red are thrust into a fight they didn’t see coming-and old feelings are brimming under the surface. With everything catching fire around them, Dimitri and Red have two choices: lock themselves up in cages of their own making or fight for what they love. As the second installment in the Newborn City Series, Burn the Bone forces its heroes to deal with kidnapping, torture, and, worst yet, confronting their feelings.     Amazon     Kobo


The knights of the round table are alive in Vancouver, but when one winds up dead, it’s clear the familiar stories have taken a left turn. Hildie, a Valkyrie and the investigator assigned to the case, wants to find the killer — and maybe figure her life out while she’s at it. On her short list of suspects is Wayne, an autistic college student and the reincarnation of Sir Gawain, who these days is just trying to survive in a world that wasn’t made for him. After finding himself at the scene of the crime, Wayne is pulled deeper into his medieval family history while trying to navigate a new relationship with the dean’s charming assistant, Bert — who also happens to be a prime murder suspect. To figure out the truth, Wayne and Hildie have to connect with dangerous forces: fallen knights, tricky runesmiths, the Wyrd Sisters of Gastown. And a hungry beast that stalks Wayne’s dreams. The Winter Knight is a propulsive urban fairy tale and detective story with queer and trans heroes that asks what it means to be a myth, who gets to star in these tales, and ultimately, how we make our stories our own.

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After wiping out an entire black witch coven on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Rue can no longer afford to have a laissez-faire attitude toward the Maudit Grimoire. Its black magic is infecting her, and it’s leaking into her familiar bond with Colby, poisoning the loinnir with its thirst for violence. A trip to the fae realm ought to be just the ticket, but any hope for a quick fix dies when a message arrives from High Priestess Naeema. Her daughter has gone missing, and she expects Rue to find her. As much as Rue wants to help Naeema, can she afford to put off disposing of the cunning book yet again?   AmazonKU


Izzy Duncan doesn’t like shifters, so when her sister invites her to her baby shower in the secluded shifter town of Hurricane Valley. When she meets bear shifter Blake Henry, Izzy knows she can’t stay. The chemistry with Blake is instant. Given the opportunity to stay, how can she say no? Blake Henry has a reputation, but it never bothered him until he met Izzy. Now, he has to prove himself like never before. If only she stopped pushing him away, but he has a plan to win her over. Just as things finally start to go his way, an ancient enemy threatens the very fabric of Hurricane Valley. Now, Blake has to save his hometown. And Izzy just may be the answer to his and all of their problems.   AmazonKU


Welcome to the Cathedral! Luna Thorn’s past is a mystery … even to herself. She arrived in Detroit amidst a swirl of lights and magic. She had no memory of where she came from. No idea why she was there. Years later, she’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the Detroit magical scene. She ingratiated herself with the local reapers. She set up a community called the Cathedral to help those who had been displaced from their homes and families, declaring that nobody would fall through the cracks. Still, doubt remains. Luna is determined to figure out why she’s in Detroit. She needs to know what she’s supposed to accomplish within the city’s crumbling boundaries. Her story is nowhere near finished. When a body shows up on the grounds of the Cathedral, her quest kicks into overdrive. Ritual murders aren’t her forte, but this one is going to haunt Luna. Also haunting her is Jesse Wilder, a young detective who has been paired with an old friend. He has specific beliefs about what’s happening. Luna’s opinion doesn’t match up in the least. He’s a “by the rules” guy. Luna likes to fly by the seat of her pants. She’s never met a problem she didn’t want to improvise. It’s going to take both of them to solve this case. Even then, it will only be the beginning of their tale.   AmazonKU


Waylon had plans for his life… plans that came to a screeching halt when his father named him Alpha of the Council. Alpha snow leopard Waylon loves living among humans and away from the shifter politics that surrounded him growing up. He has friends and an apartment he loves, and is about to begin his first year of law school. And then the call comes, the one that changes everything.  Omega snow leopard Daxon is one of the lucky ones… or so he’d been told his entire life. Born to two wolves, his beast was born out of the genetic crap shoot and a pair of recessive genes. He doesn’t need to follow the laws of his kind… as long as he can go without the council knowing he exists. If only it were that easy. After a no-show employee ruins his day off, Daxon ends up delivering an order to one of his coffee shop’s biggest customers. When he enters the hotel conference room, he’s instantly hit with the scent of another snow leopard… and not just any snow leopard… his true mate.     AmazonKU


Once upon a time, Mia Thorne loved birthdays. Then she turned forty and the urge to celebrate ceased. Now that she’s reinvented herself in Newberry, she thinks it might be time to dust off the candles again. Unfortunately, a dead body and a stolen coin disrupt her festive plans. Can Mia solve the case in time to celebrate another trip around the sun or will her efforts be eclipsed by a killer?     AmazonKU


Winifred has lived in the apartment above the cemetery office with her father, who works in the crematorium all her life, close to her mother’s grave. With her sixteenth birthday only days away, Winifred has settled into a lazy summer schedule, lugging her obese Chihuahua around the grounds in a squeaky red wagon to visit the neglected gravesides and nursing a serious crush on her best friend, Jack. Her habit of wandering the graveyard at all hours has started a rumor that Winterson Cemetery might be haunted. It’s welcome news since the crematorium is on the verge of closure and her father’s job being outsourced. Now that the ghost tours have started, Winifred just might be able to save her father’s job and the only home she’s ever known, not to mention being able to stay close to where her mother is buried. All she has to do is get help from her con-artist cousin to keep up the rouse and somehow manage to stop her father from believing his wife has returned from the grave. But when Phil, an actual ghost of a teen girl who lived and died in the ravine next to the cemetery, starts showing up, Winifred begins to question everything she believes about life, love and death. Especially love.

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Ezra Santos is tired of running. Of burning bridge after bridge and going through new names like used matches. He desperately wants something he was never destined to have—a future all his own. Having escaped his hell of a home two years ago, he can’t go a day without looking over his shoulder. Putting down roots was never in the cards when the family that raised Ezra relentlessly hunts him across the country. Right as he’s about to restart the cycle—new name, new life, the whole nine yards—his plans come to a screeching halt when he crosses paths with a mysterious and charismatic vampire, Killian Hale. He promises a way out from a life on the run. Ezra knows there’s no helping a man with the devil on his heels—but there’s something about Killian that makes him believe he could finally break free of the Espinas once and for all. It’s only a matter of time before the clock winds down and the rest of Ezra’s troubles come home to roost. There’s something sinister in his blood—a dark fate passed down through generations. Can the two survive an ancient family curse or will Ezra doom them both?     Amazon


Tilly is thrust into a world of mystery and intrigue when she and her friends uncover a body in a sarcophagus at Jade’s art store, Andale Arts Center. With the help of Sheriff Shane, Tilly investigates magical interference surrounding the death, leading her to uncover a dark curse involving stolen artifacts and illegal smuggling. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Tilly faces powerful adversaries and must rely on her magical abilities to save her and her friends. Will she break the curse and find justice before it’s too late?      AmazonKU


Lorelei is falling in love and working the crime beat at the paper. She’s investigating a series of vandalisms that have left the town uneasy. With limited police manpower, Sheriff Reid Morrow asks for her assistance setting a trap for the culprit. But the plan goes awry when the vandal steps up their game and becomes aware of Lorelei and Reid’s investigation. Asher intervenes, thinking Reid has hidden motives, but soon finds himself caught in the dangerous game. Lorelei knows they need help, but will relying on the resident witches hurt or help?      AmazonKU


Adam: Adam is not having a good day. First, he finds out his very long time boyfriend has been having an affair. Then, his dramatic exit becomes a little too dramatic when he ends up dead. To top it off, he finds out that the afterlife isn’t at all what he expected (he has no desire to learn to play the harp, thank you very much). Fortunately for him, some afterlife bureaucratic screw up ends him up with the most smoking hot demon he’s ever seen, and he decides he’s keeping him. Maybe the afterlife won’t be so bad after all. Minos: As Judge of the Damned, Minos has seen all sorts of human depravity over his endless existence. When a beautiful, shining soul pops into his chamber for judgment, he knows it’s a mistake. The human, however, seems quite content to hang around, and it isn’t long before Minos decides he just might decide to keep this one. Minos isn’t the optimistic or happy sort, but he can’t help but be caught up in the whirlwind that is Adam. When forces beyond his control want to return Adam to his designated afterlife, Minos decides that will not be happening, heaven and hell be damned. Tags: A very grumpy demon meets his match in a snarky, sunshine-filled human; not all angels are nice; Limbo is the party place to be; the afterlife is run like a corporate office, complete with red tape, pointless memos, and high levels of frustration; Minos has a tail and knows how to use it.     AmazonKU


At this point in my life, I don’t need help forgetting things. I just wish I could remember how I wound up being accused of murder…Someone’s been stealing pixie dust from the forest on my property, but I don’t have time to figure out who they are or what they’re up to. Instead, I’ve got to track down the missing ashes of a witch who could manipulate the mind. All leads point us to a mundie business where Stella and I find a coven of shady ladies practicing some very dark magic. We weren’t looking for a fight, but as usual, we found one. Thank goodness Stella always has my back, and we make it out mostly unscathed. The next thing I know, Todd’s asking questions about dead mundies while his wife and I are arrested for murder. Locked up with memory loss and zero answers is demoralizing and not at all how Stella and I thought this investigation would end. Our loved ones want to help us put the missing pieces together, but we’re quickly growing desperate. Is it worth breaking out before we have a breakthrough?    AmazonKU


Only one wild heart can claim another. Esme Luceres, poor relation and outsider with the House of Luceres, devotes her free time to exposing fake psychics and charlatans who dupe and exploit a credulous public. She’ ll never be anyone’ s fool. And she certainly won’ t make one of herself over the kilt-wearing, bare-chested Lachlan of the Highland Heathens Clan, even if he does looks like a plundering Viking right out of the mists of history with his magnificent body on proud display. No, she’ ll expose his secrets…Lachlan Creig certainly has a few of those. An illusionist and mind-defying hypnotist, he’ s also a wolf shifter. In Vegas to perform at a prestigious venue on the Strip, he’ s not above using his were heritage to his advantage. But the Scot has even darker, deeper secrets than most alpha billionaire weres… one which are about to surface. When ‘ghostly’ events kill a tourist at the Haunted Museum where Esme conducts midnight tours, the feisty blonde and proud Scot are forced to put their heated differences aside and forge an unlikely alliance. Can they find their way past their deep mistrust issues to solve the murder? If they can’ t, Esme might lose her freedom, Lachlan all he holds dear… and both of them their fated mate.     AmazonKU


Azzie – I’ve spent my entire life preparing to face a series of prophecies about me. The thing about training to be a badass, it doesn’t leave time for much else. When I meet Zeke, my counterpart, my prophetic equal, and the man I’m supposed to kill or be killed by, he’s been living his best life. And he’s happy to teach me about just having fun… loving… actually living, rather than trying to kill me. I’m torn between the new life Zeke offers, and the security I know I need from Davyn, the berserker who’s been my guardian longer than not. The bear shifter I’m thinking more and more non-badass thoughts about as time goes on. Inappropriate thoughts. Sexy thoughts. But the prophecies don’t give a crap who or what I want, and ignoring my destiny in favor of my heart may be tempting, but it won’t keep me alive. And it certainly won’t stop the gods I’m meant to defeat from bringing about the end of the world.     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


There’s a war waging inside Bane, and Jules might be his only lifeline. Bane Saunders doesn’t have much time left. His inner grizzly has gone berserk. Without his missing soul mate to anchor him down, he might devolve into a dangerous beast. But there’s still hope for Bane. The omega he saved years ago might be his salvation, but Bane was never cut out to be anyone’s mate. When Jules stumbles back into Bane’s arms, badly injured and marked by a dangerous predator, Bane realizes he’s made a terrible mistake. He lost Jules once, but it won’t happen again. Jules Hagen’s days are numbered. He made one fatal mistake years ago, and now he’s being hunted by a tenacious master vampire. With no place left to go, Jules flees to Moon Burrow and back to Bane. Everything changed when Bane saved his life years ago. Jules has always pined for Bane, but Bane made it clear he doesn’t feel the same way. When Jules discovers Bane needs him as much as he does, maybe there’s a flicker of hope for the two of them.     AmazonKU

BLOOD DEBTS by Terry J Benton-Walker

Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen. On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau—the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family—are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn’t sick—she’s cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next. Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with. Cristina and Clement used to be each other’s most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they’ll have to find a way to trust each other and their family’s magic, all while solving the decades-old murder that sparked the still-rising tensions between the city’s magical and non-magical communities. And if they don’t succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.

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After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again. But eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish—into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.

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HOUSE OF COTTON: A NOVEL by Monica Brashears

Magnolia Brown is nineteen years old, broke, and effectively an orphan. She feels stuck and haunted: by her overdrawn bank account, her predatory landlord, and the ghost of her late grandmother Mama Brown. One night, while working at her dead-end gas station job, a mysterious, slick stranger named Cotton walks in and offers to turn Magnolia’s luck around with a lucrative “modeling” job at his family’s funeral home. She accepts. But despite things looking up, Magnolia’s problems fatten along with her wallet. When Cotton’s requests become increasingly weird, Magnolia discovers there’s a lot more at stake than just her rent.     Amazon      AB      Apple Books      Kobo


A wendigo afraid of hurting people. A vampire who who revels in his bloodlust. Dell –  Nothing was worse than getting turned into a monster by the one person who was never supposed to harm you. I couldn’t remember a time when I hadn’t been a monster, and I’d given up hope of ever being anything else. Then Valerio showed up, and he told me things could be different. That he knew what real monsters looked like, and I could help him hunt them down. Valerio – I’d never met a monster who was less monster-like than Dell. So what if he needed to eat human flesh to survive? I could offer him a five-course meal and clean the world of some filth in one go. I was determined to show him how different he was from true monsters, if only so he’d stop starving himself. He was kind and innocent, the complete opposite of what monsters were.     AmazonKU


No scribe has ever returned from the Sunglade. It’s a continent of burning sunlight and terrifying suncreatures, and the home of the worshippers of Ponuriah, the evil sun goddess. When Adaris Kavari, a disgraced wandering scribe with a lame leg, finds herself following her curiosity too far and gets captured by those worshippers, she’s forced to record their side of history in order to survive. Much to the worshippers’ glee, Adaris is also a Divus—a race whose crafting is used mainly to heal, and sometimes to hurt—and a terrifying young researcher immediately latches onto her because of it. But Adaris isn’t the only prisoner here. She meets an attractive and snarky painter named Rhonwen with an unfortunate link to Adaris’ past. Wanting to save them both, Adaris conforms to the sun goddess worshippers’ ways while looking for an escape. She knows that once she’s free, she’ll have recorded a keystone story that would help restore her tarnished reputation and might even turn the tide of the upcoming war. The sun goddess worshippers’ influence is strong, especially with the new elements of crafting Adaris encounters—elements that could turn her pitiful crafting into something new and powerful—and her scribe’s curiosity twists into something even she didn’t anticipate. As a scribe, she’s recorded many heroes’ adventures. Now, it’s her turn to become the hero—by any means necessary.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo

ONCE THERE WAS by Kiyaf Monsef

So began the stories Marjan’s father told her as a little girl—fables like the story of the girl who sprung a unicorn from a hunter’s snare, or the nomad boy who rescued a baby shirdal. Tales of extraordinary beasts that filled her with curiosity and wonder. But Marjan’s not a little girl anymore. In the wake of her father’s sudden death, she is trying to hold it all together: her schoolwork, friendships, and keeping her dad’s shoestring veterinary practice from going under. Then, one day, she receives a visitor who reveals something stunning: Marjan’s father was no ordinary veterinarian. The creatures out of the stories he told her were real—and he traveled the world to care for them. And now that he’s gone, she must take his place. Marjan steps into a secret world hidden in plain sight, where mythical creatures are bought and sold, treasured and trapped. She finds friends she never knew she needed—a charming British boy who grew up with a griffon, a runaway witch seeking magic and home—while trying to hide her double life from her old friends and classmates. The deeper Marjan gets into treating these animals, the closer she comes to finding who killed her father—and to a shocking truth that will reawaken her sense of wonder and put humans and beasts in the gravest of danger.     Amazon      AB     Apple Books     Kobo


After hearing about a dragon ranch and monster haven out in Wyoming, I set off on a road trip with my roommates and two goals: pet a dragon and live out my cowboy riding fantasy. There’s just one problem: Hopper Meadows, the monstrous owner of the Jackalope Ranch. He’s got a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas and seems to have it out for me in particular. Sparks fly the moment we meet, and not the good kind. Even though he hates me, I can’t get him out of my head. Fantasizing about Hopper is the only thing keeping me sane after being cut off by my rich parents, and abandoned by my roommates. If I’ve got to be stuck in the middle of nowhere for a week, might as well enjoy the view, right? But there’s trouble brewing on the ranch. When I find myself pulled into a vendetta thirty years in the making, and the mastermind behind it might just be the only thing Hopper and I have in common…Lassos and Lace is an MM monster romance featuring a sassy double amputee twink who loves drag, and a stoic jackalope-based monster rancher. It is highly recommended that the books in this series be read in order.     AmazonKU


The Last Unicorn is one of fantasy’s most revered classics, beloved by generations of readers and with millions of copies in print. Revisiting the world of that novel, Beagle’s long-awaited Hugo and Nebula-Awards-winning “Two Hearts” introduced the irrepressible Sooz on a quest to save her village from a griffin, and explored the bonds she formed with unforgettable characters like the wise and wonderful Molly Grue and Schmendrick the Magician. In the never-before-published “Sooz,” the events of “Two Hearts” are years behind its narrator, but a perilous journey lies ahead of her, in a story that is at once a tender meditation on love and loss, and a lesson in finding your true self. The Way Home is suffused with Beagle’s wisdom, profound lyricism, and sly wit; and collects two timeless works of fantasy.

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WHAT THE HEX by Jessica Clare

Penny Roundtree wants nothing more than to be a familiar to a witch. She’s been a member of the Society of Familiars ever since she was old enough to join the Fam. There’s just a small problem—no one’s hiring. Witches and warlocks are so long-lived that there are far more familiars available than witches to train them. So when an unorthodox arrangement to apprentice under the table to a forbidden warlock presents itself, she takes it. Willem Sauer is banned from having a familiar due to past transgressions, thereby limiting his magic-casting abilities. Unfortunately for the surly, Prussian warlock, he has no choice but to work with enthusiastic Penny as a familiar. They immediately clash like dried roan horsehair and honeycomb gathered by moonlight (it’s a terrible spell combination, ask anyone). Casting spells has delightful perks Penny never could have dreamed of, but also greater dangers. Someone is targeting Penny. Willem and Penny must work together to catch their enemy, and if their ploy requires a little kissing on the side, who is to question the rules of magic?

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I am not his conquest. I am not his to claim. I am my own castle.”Freed from the golden clutches of the Sun King, Lor now finds herself in the hands of Nadir, the Aurora Prince. Convinced she’s hiding something, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make her talk. But Lor knows the value of secrets—she’s been keeping them her entire life—and she’s not letting hers go without a fight. When Lor and Nadir team up to search for a lost item that holds the key to her past and her future, she isn’t sure if she can trust him. All she knows is she won’t fall for his promises and make the same mistakes again. Lor also hasn’t forgotten her vow to destroy the Aurora King. As Atlas hunts her across Ouranos, Lor plots to bring down the Imperial Fae who took everything. But she soon realizes that the future of the continent is about so much more than just her shattered legacy.   AmazonKU


Life in Sweetwater was supposed to be a fresh start for Roan. A new family, friends, and an important job. However, remaining behind during the beta sickness put a target on his back. While fighting for his life, he happens upon his fated mate, but there’s a complication. He’s emotionally bonded to two betas and wants Roan to accept the three of them. Time is running out for Hiroshi. He must find his fated mate before he is forced into an arranged marriage with an alpha known for not taking no as an answer. With the goddess on his side, he meets Roan, his fated mate and an alpha that seems willing to give their unconventional mating a try. There are unforeseen consequences for shifter kind when the four try to bond that could change things forever. His Bonded Omega Mate is book #3 of the Sweetwater Pack series and should be read in order.   AmazonKU


The sanctuary is Vanessa’s life project. The monumental task of rehabilitating the traumatized victims of trafficking doesn’t leave much time for personal life, let alone dating or finding her one and only. When Kian asks her to help the Kra-ell, she’s torn between her duty to the sanctuary and a group of emotionally wounded aliens who no other psychologist can treat. She’s the only immortal with the necessary training to get it done. The Kra-ell culture and the purebloods’ nearly androgynous alien looks shouldn’t appeal to her, and yet, she finds one of them disturbingly attractive. Is it the dangerous vibe he emits? Does it speak to her on a subconscious level? Or is it her need to put the broken pieces of him back together? And why is he interested in her? She cannot offer him a fight for dominance like a Kra-ell female would, but some strange and unfamiliar part of her wishes she could.      AmazonKU

I’LL STOP THE WORLD: A NOVEL by Lauren Thoman, Introduction by Mindy Kaling

VS Note: I one clicked it. I love time travel stories.

Is it the right place at the wrong time? Or the wrong place at the right time? Trapped in a dead-end town, Justin Warren has had his life defined by the suspicious deaths of his grandparents. The unsolved crime happened long before Justin was born, but the ripple effects are still felt after thirty-eight years. Justin always knew he wouldn’t have much of a future. He just never imagined that his life might take him backward. In a cosmic twist of fate, Justin’s choices send him crashing into the path of determined optimist Rose Yin. Justin and Rose live in the same town and attend the same school, but have never met—because Rose lives in 1985. Justin won’t be born for another twenty years. And his grandparents are still alive—for now. In a series of events that reverberate through multiple lifetimes, Justin and Rose have a week to get Justin unstuck in time and put each of them in control of their futures—by solving a murder that hasn’t even happened yet.     AmazonKU      AB


My people have accused me of being a witch…If they weren’t so afraid of me, I’d be dead already, drowned in the icy river flowing from the orc lands. Terrified I’d turn them all to toads, they tied me to a tree in the deep, frozen forest and left me for the wolves. But the forest is home to larger beasts than wolves. Brutal orcs prowl these mountains, and when one finds me here, alone, I accept my life is over. Only I’m wrong. The strong, cautious male doesn’t slit my throat on sight. Instead, he rescues me, and for a moment, I think I’m saved. Until he tells me that I’m his. We’re fated mates, and he’s intent on keeping me. Forever.     AmazonKU


The forces of darkness are gathering, and only two men can stand in their way. Jude Campbell can see demons. His psychiatric history says it’s all in his head, but he knows they’re out there. Watching. Waiting. Biding their time. Dante Moretti is the half demon child that should never have been born. He might exorcize demons, but the dark urges from his demon side are growing stronger, and he knows the day will come when he’ll lose himself to them completely. When Jude’s time runs out, Dante is tasked with keeping him alive. Jude might be temptation personified, but for Jude’s sake, Dante won’t give in. Only, being together is changing them, in ways neither could possibly hope to understand, and it’s no longer clear who is saving who. Destiny has come calling. And love could be its prize.     AmazonKU


A holiday assignment turns into so much more for this grumpy Wyvern. It’s the holiday season, but instead of snowboarding and doing shots of cinnamon vodka off his favorite bartender, Jasper Wessex is given the assignment from hell—literally. Protect a woman on the run from a minor Egyptian Demon—um…who the what now? He wants nothing more than to pass on this nut-ball case, till he opens her file. Struck dumb by her picture, his Wyvern scratches against his skin. He can’t resist the owner of those flashing blue eyes. Carolina Moore is in danger. Home from an archeological dig, she’s brought back a seriously unfortunate souvenir—an ancient Egyptian Demon who thinks she is his property! Luckily, she has a friend who has contacts with the mysterious Wyvern Protection Unit. But what can she do when her protector poses more of a threat than the Demon she’s running from?     Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


I’m a bunny shifter who has been claimed by the wolf shifters. Things are going to get hot…or dead. I’m determined to honor the memory of my family by respecting the rabbit shifter community’s traditions. That is right up until I’m slapped in the face with an unexpected betrayal. The Elders are offering me up on a silver platter to the five male rabbit shifters whose favorite pastime is tormenting me. I can either be the rabbits’ plaything or run from the Burrows and the only home I’ve ever known. I’m sick and tired of being the docile bunny I was brought up to be. It is time that people learn this bunny can bite, because I’m not taking anything from anybody from now on… Not even from the wolves that are breathing down my neck. Sure, the bunnies are under the wolves’ protection, but these guys seem to have a taste for getting me all hot and bothered. Rabbit shifters and wolves will do business together, but personal relationships just aren’t possible… Right? And to make matters worse, my spring heat is happening. Like, now. A female rabbit can’t survive going through a heat alone, but can I trust these wolves to care for me when I’m at my most vulnerable? And what about afterwards? These predators are going to eat me alive…and I’m looking forward to it.   AmazonKU


Trixie Black never thought of herself as a princess, but when she inherits the throne to Faerieland, along with a marriage proposal from a dark fae prince, her life becomes a royal pain. Not only does she have to deal with courtly politics, suspicions that she’s not queen material, and controlling her ever-growing magical powers, but there is also the matter of a pain-in-the-ass prophecy. It is foretold that she will unite with the Unseelie and become an evil tyrant. But she’s been there and done that with the villain thing, and she won’t go down that path again. Trixie must prove to the world that she’s changed. Thankfully, her sister Raina always has her back, as does her aunt, Queen Gloriana. Life would be grand if most of the Immortal Brotherhood weren’t watching her every move, waiting for her to mess up so they can drive a stake through her heart—both literally and figuratively. But Trixie is no helpless princess. She’s a fighter. She will fight for her throne, her loved ones, and even her very soul. She just has to disprove the prophecy, uncover the true intentions of the Unseelie Prince Thane who thinks he can just waltz into her palace and marry her, and go toe to toe with Arabella Larkin, the most formidable witch who’s ever lived. No biggy.    Amazon     Apple Books     Kobo


You think your boss is a monster? Will yours threaten to eat you if you clock in late? No? Then you have no idea. Well, hello there, Mr. Tall, Dark, and Growly. He knows I can see him checking me out. I can see his tongue licking his tusks as he watches me make photocopies. He may have put down his axe for suits and CEO salaries, but only I know he’s still a warrior at heart. A beast between the sheets. And sure, I swoon when I see him. But I also have ideas on how to run his company. He’s got the brawn and I’ve got the brains. Together, we’d be unstoppable. I just have to find a way to get this big orc warrior to let down his defenses. It won’t be easy, but I’ve got several weapons in my arsenal…I’ll even let him eat me. As long as he starts down there.



Daisy Daniels never expected her temp job cleaning for three hunks on a private island would lead to romance. She clearly hasn’t been watching enough reality TV. Falling in love with one, let alone all three of the Watersons, would be complicated enough without the burden of protecting their secret. Ocean, Bayou, and River aren’t just celebrity treasure hunters, they’re mermen. Protecting the secret of her lovers is more challenging than Daisy ever imagined, almost as challenging as learning to cook without the help of the internet. Still, her life with the Triad would be perfect if River’s father, the King of Atlantis, didn’t hate her, and if Kai, the Prince of the Aegeans, wasn’t constantly causing trouble. When karaoke night reveals Daisy has gift she has a lot more to think about than the laundry. Saving the world was never in the job description. How can she risk using her newfound gift when she could harm the three people she loves most?

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Ephaney Stormsinger, daughter of the Lord and Lady of The Stormsong Isles, prepares for her Final Trial—the test that will see her live to become a true, graduated coven member, or dead and dashed upon the mountainside. Falling from the platform atop Storm’s Peak, she prays to the Goddess for Fate to intervene. Sensing the undeniable pull of the Fated mate bond, the great owl shifter Reuben Skywing rescues the Air witch from her fall … breaking the unspoken law that forbids the shifters from interfering in the affairs of the witches.

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VS Note: From MAR 21

Six roses. Six vials of blood. Six visits to a vampire who could be her salvation… or her damnation. Lilith has been dying since the day she was born. But while she long ago came to terms with her own imminent death, the deaths of everyone she loves is an entirely different matter. As her town slowly withers in the clutches of a mysterious god-cursed illness, she takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to find a cure, Lilith strikes a bargain with the only thing the gods hate even more than her village: a vampire, Vale. She offers him six roses in exchange for six vials of vampire blood—the one hope for her town’s salvation. But when what begins as a simple transaction gradually becomes something more, Lilith is faced with a terrifying realization: It’s dangerous to wander into the clutches of a vampire… and in a place already suffering a god’s wrath, more dangerous still to fall in love with one.     AmazonKU


Not everything you see with your eyes is true, but magic can reveal all that’s hidden within. Celestia Rainbow and her team of misfits thought they had seen it all. But as they enter a new world filled with mystery and suspense, they are uncertain as to what their future holds at Aslan Academy, School for Hunters and Huntresses. With very little time to recover, they are pushed into a new series of challenges, ones that can either make them stronger or break the bonds they’ve created. Alliances are made, but evil is still trying to bring Celestia down a darker path. With the clock ticking and the Forsaken multiplying with each passing day, it’s up to Finn, Hunter, Orion, Theo, Caio and Cairus to guide Celestia back to the light in the best way they know how, by loving her with all their might. Will Aslan’s badass unicorn be destroyed by the darkness within herself? Or will she be saved by the men who’ve sworn to protect and care for her? Only one way to find out.      AmazonKU


It’s not in my nature to beg, but I’ll stay on my knees until I feel that flame sputter out.
And then …I’ll rip the world to shreds. I’ve tumbled into a darkness so deep it’s hard to see the light, my petals curling inward as I tip my face from the sun. Hide from my monstrous actions. Traitor. Murderer. High Mistress. My mistakes hunt me down, and I’m pulled into a political tug-of-war, balancing Ocruth’s welfare on the edge of a bloody blade. The moon is swelling, the weight on my shoulders compacting, and my unfailing curiosity keeps weaving its roots in the wrong direction. Horrible truths unravel, casting explosive light on everything I thought I knew. I’ll have no choice but to shed my morals, my withering self-preservation, and sow the seed of a plan set to bloom beneath a bloated moon. One wrong move could destroy everything. Destroy me. Lines will blur, blood will spill, and I’ll learn how fragile I really am—at a cost far greater than I could have imagined. Fate is a ravenous beast, and there’s only so far I can run.   AmazonKU


The last time they met, she shot him. Now, she needs his help…As an elite shifter spy, Zina is used to doing whatever it takes to get the job done – but there’s a line even she won’t cross. Now she’s on the run from her old agency, with a stolen secret that she’ll die to protect. With a deadly killer on her trail, there’s only one man who might be able to help…Prehistoric kangaroo shifter Trent never expected to see his mate again. After all, they’re spies on rival agencies, and their first (and last) meeting was memorable for all the wrong reasons. But now she’s back, with a secret that would rock the shifter world and desperation in her eyes. He can’t let her slip away again… even if it means abandoning his own team, stealing a paddleboat, and embarking on a wild, unpredictable adventure through the depths of the outback. He has to keep Zina and her precious cargo safe. He has to persuade this damaged, mysterious woman to trust him. He has to finally persuade her to try a pie floater. And most importantly… he has to figure out why she doesn’t recognize him as her mate.     AmazonKU


King Oberon and his brothers, Taranis and Mananan, have been separated from the rest of Faerie and their family, the Tuatha Dé Danann, for centuries. With Morrigan and her generals dead, they are finally free to roam both realms once more. Curses and rampaging goddesses have left their scars on both the human world and Faerie and they are going to need not only their immense magic to repair the rifts; they are going to need family. They just don’t know how big their family has gotten in their absence. Oberon will sacrifice himself to save the worlds if he has to. He’s the eldest and if anyone is going to die for magic, it’s him. That’s the plan… right until he meets his fated mate in all the chaos and she blows his plan to hell. Chrissy loves magic more than she loves chocolate brownies and fantasy books. Being the best friend to Elise and Prince Kian has showed her that magic not only exists in the world, but that it’s worth fighting for. The problem is, she doesn’t have a drop. When Oberon declares Chrissy is the one that will help save the worlds, and that he will make her magic rise, she can’t believe her ears. She’s going to learn there are some things you can’t say no to, and when the King of Forests wants something, he won’t stop until he gets it. They might have a chance to save magic, but none of the Tuatha Dé Danann family will be ready for the darkness growing in the human world. It doesn’t only want to break the two worlds magical connection, but unleash ancient horrors on both.     AmazonKU


Stuttering Maximilian Croyso spent a lifetime suffering the abuse of her cruel father, Duke Croyso. The Duke’s final act of cruelty? Marrying Maxi off to the war hero Riftan, legendary slayer of dragons. Now these two complete strangers have to try to make the arranged marriage that neither wanted work out. At first, the brooding Riftan and shy, nervous Maxi have nothing in common. But their dark pasts make them more similar than either could have anticipated and soon the two outcasts find acceptance in one another for the first time. Even deeply in love, Maxi realizes that she needs more in her life to be fulfilled. Riftan risks his life on dangerous adventures protecting the Seven Kingdoms while Maxi is left behind. Desperate to prove her worth, Maxi learns healing magic from the impertinent mage Ruth. But when Riftan discovers that magic is putting her at risk, he is against it. She doesn’t need to help him–her only responsibility as a lady is staying safely at home. What Riftan doesn’t expect is Maxi’s refusal to bow to her expected role, and instead determine her own fate. Maxi wants to use her growing skills as a sorceress to fight by his side, to protect Riftan as much as he protects her. Despite Riftan’s opposition, Maxi heads off to the Mage Tower to expand her skills and save his reputation….This volume collects episodes 1–40 of the Second Season of the web novel Under the Oak Tree.     Amazon


VS Note: From MARCH 17.

Before they belonged to House Isador… these Blood were fighting their own battles to stay alive. While the last Templar knight was struggling to stay out of the queen of Rome’s clutches, the king kraken’s own mother sent him into captivity with the Triune queen. Leviathan lay chained for thousands of years, while the silent silver wolf assassinated other queens at his queen’s command and Vivian fought to escape Heliopolis.    Amazon


Living with three powerful demons is not easy, especially when they’re dead set on making you theirs. Charlotte’s life was decided for her the moment she was born, but now she’s faced with the opportunity to change the fate of millions of purchased females—and the generations to follow. Her males have agreed to fight to free her kind, righting the mistake they made so many years ago. Thrust into a world of politics and nuances too subtle to understand, Charlotte quickly learns the truth is never what it seems. Lies and deceit pull her in different directions, and she soon begins questioning who she can trust. Charlotte finds herself navigating alliances and broken promises with the strongest rulers of the realms, all while discovering who she is beyond just a purchased female.   AmazonKU


Corie – When I was young, just before I presented as an omega, a boy in my class told me I was pretty. His cheeks flamed red as he held his breath, waiting for me to respond. I giggled, covering my mouth, the way little girls do when silly things happen. His eyes went dark as I continued to laugh. Then he stomped off, calling me nasty names. I never understood why boys acted like that. They do silly things, then get angry when you smile. But the thing I remember the most about that moment was it was the last time I felt normal. A few weeks later, during a fancy dinner party, men broke into my parents’ house and killed everyone. They all died. My family, their friends, the staff, even those awful men that tried to take me away. And the only thing that scares me more than what happened that night, is being forced to explain why I was the only one to survive. This is a love story between a broken omega and her pack of not so good guys.   AmazonKU


He’s the first wolf to make me feel like I belong. And the most irresistible…Kaleb Bryant is everything I’m not. Strong and confident, he belongs to our pack’s inner circle and is our fiercest protector. When he steps in to lend me a helping hand, I’m surprised. As a shifter who is unable to shift, I’m used to being overlooked, but Kaleb won’t leave my side until he’s sure I’m safe. That’s how I learn we have more in common than I thought. We’re both hard-working and will do anything to look after our pack. Then witches start attacking shifters and my pack needs my magical healing abilities. It means we must work together to protect everyone, and our friendship grows stronger. But believing there’s something more behind Kaleb’s protective instincts is dangerous, because wolves like Kaleb don’t mate with outsiders like me. That doesn’t mean I can’t be tempted.   AmazonKU


Things are finally going right for Ezra. She’s living in Florence, and her skill with rare sigil magic is unbeatable. Everything was going fine…right up until a crazy cabal of magicians decide to drag her back to Venice. Not only is her new captors determined to sell golem soldiers to the Varangians, they want Ezra’s magic to make it happen. To save herself, Ezra will have to swallow her own prejudices and go to the one person in Venice that could help her; The Djinn King of Wands, Zahir Matani. Zahir knows how to get the most from a deal. Sure, he’ll help Ezra, but only once she’s exposed the Republic’s enemies and fulfilled the small caveat that she has to spend three nights with the djinn king at a time and place of his choosing. It’s better to make a deal with the Devil than a djinn, and Ezra has never met a man as ruthless as Zahir. He might be wiling to save her from her captors, but who is going to save her from him?     AmazonKU


Owen Thomas is a man on a mission. He’s moved from the city to a small town in the wilds of Alaska, and is determined to carve out a life in the woods he now calls home. He is finding the perfect balance between life in town with his father and brother, and a solitary existence where he has the peace to figure himself out. When that peace is interrupted by a beautiful woman, with an offer to create a new business together, he instantly knows where she’s from. Anya is wearing war paint on her face for a battle she won’t talk about. Oh, he’s heard about the people who live deep in the wilderness. Some people in town say they are ghosts, and some say they can turn into great beasts. A wise human knows to never go into the territory of the Clan, but Owen can’t help but be curious about the the woman’s life. He and Anya are from two completely different worlds, and he’s about to find out just how dangerous ‘different’ can be. Anya is in the middle of a rebuild. The Clan of bear shifters she grew up in has split in half thanks to the return of Biergon the Dead. She’s feeling a sense of freedom for the first time in her existence, and now, no one is stopping her …(more blurb on ebook seller’s page)   AmazonKU


All she ever wanted was a quiet life doing what she loved. Her family had other plans. Being the Omega daughter of Slate City’s favorite politician is exhausting. Everyone in our family is perfect. Good jobs, good images, no scandals, and smiling at all times. That’s not me, and it never will be. No matter how hard I try. All I’ve ever wanted was a simpler life—to choose what I want to do, have a pack who loves me, and be happy—but that’s not an option. My entire life is already planned out for me. Every step carefully curated to make sure my family stays at the top, in the spotlight, and in power. Of course, I will be their dutiful Omega daughter. That was before I got trapped in a closet with an Alpha whose scent made me want to misbehave. And before I found out that he’s my new bodyguard. His pack smells like paradise, drowns me with passion, and doesn’t care about my family’s plans. They only want me. From the outside my life seems perfect, but I know better than anyone that knot all that glitters is gold. I want to break out of the cage I’m in, and I want these men to help me do it. But when you’re on a pedestal to the entire world… there’s a very long way to fall.     AmazonKU


A cruel alpha broke me. Then I found out I was carrying his secret twins…He made me believe he loved my curves until he rejected me like I was a joke. I left for this deserted island, but now he’s here to save my human butt. I want to refuse his protection. But I have no choice but to accept it…for my babies. I hate it that he humiliated me, to be bare and exposed before the world. I hate it that he’s here to save the day, that I have no choice but to need him. He still has that commanding presence, still has that powerful frame. I refuse to love him again. But I can’t escape his eyes…He says he’s here to fight the demons, to reclaim what belongs to him. I want to push him away, protect my babies from him. But deep down inside…I want something else from him. I want his hands on me. His body on me. To let him go where only he has been…To give myself to the alpha.   AmazonKU


My entire life has been a lie, and even my sire never knew. The truth of my abilities has been hidden from both of us for centuries, but now it’s out. I have the power to kill Cain.  My blood is both the key to fulfilling his dream of subjugating the world, and ensuring his doom. Unfortunately, Immy’s second betrayal has fractured my pack, and left me firmly in his clutches. My thralls will come for me. Once I’m free, we’ll fight to the last breath to ensure that Cain’s unnaturally long life comes to an end. Permanently.   AmazonKU


Thorne Bearly – My headache is growing by the minute. I can’t believe my secretary, who also happens to be my mother, took on another job for my already overbooked construction company. At this rate, I’m going to be working twenty-four hours a day for the next fifty years to catch up. My intention to meet with the new bakery owner and politely decline this project takes a nose dive when Mabel Sweet drops right into my arms. My gorgeous mate’s name fits her to a T. Mabel’s sugary sweet luscious curves and a delicious honey scent wake up my inner bear. When he roars “mine,” my human side blurts out some crazy sh*t and ends up ticking Mabel off. Now, I have to find a way to convince my sassy mate to overlook my grouchy attitude and give me a chance. How hard could that be? Mabel Sweet – When the kind woman I met at the grocery store offers to send her son over to help me with a few tasks around my new bakery, I’m excited to have the help getting ready to open. That is until I meet Mr. Tall, Dark and Grumpy. Thorne Bearly is appropriately named. The big grumpy thorn in my side has another thing coming if he thinks I’m going to just bow to his wishes.    AmazonKU


 Somehow Fate gave me two mates. Can our bond survive the war or will our eternity be cut short? A few months ago, if someone told me that I’d be fated with two mates, a surly vampire and a too-sweet-for-this-world witch, I would have laughed. Now, I can’t imagine my world without Willem and Prince by my side. Unfortunately, there’s no time for honeymoons and roses. We’ve got a war to fight, while somehow managing to embrace a bond none of us saw coming. Willem and I do our best to support Prince as he steps into his new powers, but I’m left desperate to keep us together and in one piece, not an easy task. Prince is in the center of this mess, but all of us have a role. I just wish I knew what mine was. My brother found his power, where the Hades is mine? With increasing demon attacks (so annoying) and time running out, our combined covens and allies must work together to banish evil from Eaton Falls once and for all. But when the smoke clears, who will be the victor and who will be lost? We have to win. If we don’t, our happily ever after will be cut short, and there’s no way I’m letting that happen.   AmazonKU

My big day is finally here. Marcus and I are getting married—or so I thought. Unfortunately, disaster stands in the way of my happily ever after, and it comes in the form of a god—a narcissistic one, no less. Of course, it does. The problem? This god wants me dead. So how does a witch plan a wedding when a mysterious god wants to rip off her head? Very carefully. But I’ve got worse problems. I can handle the unwelcome attention of a god but not when my family is involved. Things turn from bad to ridiculously bad when my aunts go missing. Again, the evidence points to the same vicious god. But when I turn to the only other goddess I know for help, Lilith is nowhere to be found. And time is running out.     AmazonKU
VS Note: From MARCH 21.
I’m finally ready to put my trust in my mates…But what if trust isn’t enough? When my heat turns deadly, my mates face an impossible choice: risk my trust, or risk my life. And we don’t have time to recover from its impacts, because Kylan won’t rest in his quest to capture me. We have to go on the offensive. Against an organization as vast as the vampire mafia, that’s easier said than done. Will the bonds we forge be enough to vanquish an enemy so paranoid barely anyone has seen his face? Or will I end up losing something precious to me before the mission is complete?     AmazonKU



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