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.
NOTE: I’m doing my best to avoid listing anything generated from use of AI but it’s sometimes tricky to detect from the resources I have available.
Alyssa – I should have been worried about not flubbing up my first day as an intern in NASA’s undergraduate program for planetary research. Instead, I was terrified of which alien prisoner I was bought to pleasure first. Anyone but the silver male they called the Berserker. He terrified me the most. Drekkor – Stolen from the Trisess Forest on my home world by little gray freaks, I was sold, then forced to fight in an arena for the pleasure of others. Losing was a death sentence. As a seasoned warrior of Valose, I had the fighting skills to keep myself alive no matter what monster they pitted against me. To the chagrin of my jailers, none stood a chance. Then she was tossed into my cage, a curvy distraction they thought would soften me. Instead, she triggered a biological response that should not be possible. That a female of another species could breathe life into my ancillary heart seemed impossible, but the adrenalyne that pumped through my veins might be the fuel I needed to rescue us both. AmazonKU
Can a protective alien warrior save a fragile woman from his enemies – and his own desperate need? Leslie is used to being the quiet twin, but she has no intention of remaining silent when her sister could be in danger. Nisani, the Vulfar Ruler, is big, gruff, and intimidating – but he’s the only one who can help her. Nisani bears the overwhelming weight of his responsibilities patiently, just as he was raised to do. Hiding his attraction to the beautiful human in his care is much more difficult, even though he knows she can never be his. When an unexpected attack leaves Leslie and Nisani stranded together in the wilderness, civilized rules no longer seem to apply. But can their fiery attraction survive a vicious plot – and the return to their previous lives? AmazonKU
Megan Kolt has been trapped, a prisoner in her own body, for the past six years. Her husband, Turner Kolt, has watched her slowly waste away in a coma, but he’s been assured her brain is functioning and she still has her senses. When offered a chance for his wife to live vicariously through someone else through a fairly new service from Rall Rentals, he wants to let his wife experience…something. Anything. Wanting to use her own life to help others, Jory Wittenhouse applies for the Rall Rentals program to allow others who are less fortunate to live through her. After vigorous testing, she’s approve and given a special case, not the usual disabled or handicapped client. The renter is completely comatose and paralyzed, but still reacts to stimuli. She’s told the woman’s family wants her to spend whatever time she has left being happy, and Jory wants to give her that. Turner has his reservations, and questions are raised. He proposes the opportunity to meet the rental, if she’s willing, to put his own mind at ease, under the guise of letting Megan see his face one last time. He wasn’t expecting her to be perfect. For Megan, that is. He wants Megan to experience what it’s like to be alive again, to be loved, and that’s why he’s attracted to Jory. Because Megan is in there somewhere, or so he’s trying to convince himself to ease the guilt. But as much as he wants Megan to live again, Turner isn’t living himself. Time and love will make that decision for him.
Rejected from the mating ceremony, Mabel finds a unique way of making her dreams of a family come true, though she may have to defy the leader of her planet to do so, and work with a species that isn’t known for playing fair to have everything she desires. Trent is the prince of his planet Krelis, and his mother, the queen, is on the verge of issuing a hostile takeover of yet another planet. The only way to stop a war and stop the hemorrhaging of his warriors is to seek a political mate bond with the future leader of Estreldez, but the one that stirs his mating glands is an advisor outcast from her clan. AmazonKU
The Near Systems are on fire. People are dead, and the Coalition is denying the blame. Rebel factions are waxing and waning as the crew battles against fuel shortages, rivals, blockades, and dangerous enemies. In Era’s End, we return to all the previous characters as the series comes to its explosive climax. Join Captain Violet, Alice, Larkin, Evie, Georgie, Henry, Mae, Bailey, Rosie, Delia, Cass, and Olivia as their stories continue.
I want her dead, but for a woman like her there is a far worse fate: She may hate me.
She will still be mine. I awoke in hell. I don’t know who I was before, or where I came from. If I ever knew anything but darkness and pain. What I am now is a machine. A weapon, whose every breath is controlled by the technology fused with my very DNA. Bound in eternal servitude. She did this. Doctor Adelaide Thompson made me into the perfect soldier. A protector, incapable of doing her harm. But all I fantasize about is my hands around her throat. Her soft, pink lips gasping for air, and the drum of her pulse under my palms. I hate her. I want her. And I am the only one who can save her life. She won’t like the price…Rage is the first book in the dark mate-claim serial, Protector. Brace for twisted romance and evil cliffhangers.
I created him. Put him back together when he was nothing but ripped muscle and snapped bones. I made him stronger. Faster. Lethal. I molded him into a weapon. And for three years, I controlled his every breath. He hates me for it. I hate him, too. When I was weak and desperate and thought I would die, he was the one who came for me. He claimed my freedom to save my life, and I am no longer the one in control. Now, he is my unwilling protector, and I… I belong to him. NB: This is part 2 of Nora’s Protector serial. Make sure you read part 1 – Protector: Rage – first.
VS Note: Not romance but a scifi release of note.
A new collection from the author of Nebula Award winning A Song for a New Day and Philip K Dick Award winning Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea. A half-remembered children’s TV show. A hotel that shouldn’t exist. A mysterious ballad. A living flag. Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Pinsker’s second collection brings together a seemingly eclectic group of stories that unite behind certain themes: her touchstones of music and memory are joined by stories about secret subversions and hidden messages in art. Her stories span and transcend genre labels, looking for the truth in strange situations from possible futures to impossible pasts. Amazon
Just when I thought life couldn’t get any harder, I’m abducted by aliens and dropped on a hostile alien planet. Everything is trying to make me its next snack…even one of the natives that call the planet home. Tall, grey-skinned, with piercing amber eyes, Zarris watches me with a different kind of hunger. I tell myself I don’t have time to notice the fearless, scarred man who makes my heart race. Finding a way back home has to be a priority. However, my determination to return to Earth sets into motion a chain of events that won’t only change my future but Zarris’ too. And once I save us both, there’s no turning back. AmazonKU
VS note: I used to LOVE this series but drifted away from it. I do still read them on occasion so I pre-ordered this one. Sounded good.
Gideon “Eagle” Carpenter is used to rolling with the punches life has thrown at him. It’s the only thing that’s kept him alive. He and his team of GhostWalkers have seen and experienced it all. He does his best to live with all the sins written on his soul. Then he hears the laughter of a woman with the ability to erase—even for a few precious moments—the darkness of his past. Laurel “Rory” Chappel has always been a nomad. She’s accustomed to taking care of herself, despite the physical challenges she lives with. She thinks she’s too weak to find real love, but that doesn’t stop her interest in Gideon from turning into a full-on addiction. He’s all rough edges and danger contrasted with a tenderness that makes her feel safe. Still, after a life spent in motion, she’s not sure she knows how to stay in one place. Gideon hopes he can persuade Rory to take a chance on him with every electric touch. But soon, life conspires against him, forcing the GhostWalker to risk everything to protect the woman he loves.
Ivy – Why are the last words ever spoken to our loved ones is in anger? I knew the moment I left it was a mistake, but my stubborn pride urged me forward. I’ve awakened to unimaginable horrors, pain unlike anything the human mind could conceive, until him. Now, I’m too scared to trust my own feelings, as they have only led me astray. I push his kindness away, striking out in a rage of harsh words and unwarranted anger. As this new future is revealed to me, I crumble away inside,…slowly and insidiously. How much more do I have to lose before I realize my sole chance of happiness is standing in front of me? AvX – She is like a wild animal, cornered and frightened, unwilling to accept any sort of kindness. A fiery soul trapped inside a mind littered with insecurities and heartache. I ache for a kind word or a gentle touch as my body reacts to her slightest touches. How do I convince her to put aside the pain she has endured and take a chance on the unknown,… on me? The fates put her in my path for a reason, and I will find a way to tame the fire that consumes her. AmazonKU
VS note: Listed in cozy steampunk mysteries.
Someone left Jamie a prezzie and she would like to return it with a no thank you. It all starts with a dead Robert Martin, the man who killed RM Burtchell. Jamie doesn’t know how, but it’s obvious he was yanked out of high security prison, murdered, and dumped on her front doorsteps. Now the situation is entirely out of control. Someone obviously wants her attention–her people are being targeted and hurt, they can’t catch a lead, and it’s bringing up Belladonna vibes. Jamie would like to request a new plot device. AmazonKU
Shades of gray meets black and white and results in color. Thirty years ago, the Zuvgran released a virus that killed most Svesti females and rendered the remainder infertile. The Svesti initiate first contact with Earth when their scientists discover that humans and Svesti can interbreed. Humans may be able to save the warrior species that has been protecting Earth’s region of space for a century. Emmy is just trying to stay out of jail. She’s been ordered to hack Svesti technology and bring back everything and anything that will advance her country’s plans. She pushes limits to push people away. Devik is intelligent, strong and sexy with an unshakable foundation of right and wrong. He’s also the head security officer on the space cruiser.
My mission was everything. And then there was her. My duty is to protect the portal. Drive away any humans who might come close, make sure nothing comes through. But when a beautiful researcher nearly falls to her death near my hidden outpost, nothing is simple anymore. Amina has seen too much. Knows far too much. There’s only one thing to do. Erase her memory and send her away. But strange things are happening in the town of Blackwater. Strangest of all? I can’t let Amina go.
Amazon NOTE: I would suspect this is AmazonKU but as of today when the report is finalized, it doesn’t show that.
One day, on a planet far from Earth, I meet my fated mate. The only problem is, he’s in love with someone else. Martha has enrolled on a six-month exchange program to the planet Ven, whose people have recently made first contact with Earth. Newly single and broke, Martha looks forward to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find out more about the Venorians, an intriguing humanoid race of massive bronze-skinned people. As the son and heir of the Kran, planet Ven’s ruler, Krantor has four somars—men who are his lifelong bodyguards and companions. He loves them all dearly, but one of them, Prilor, he loves best of all. Krantor knows he’s destined to meet his fated mate one day, but it’s Prilor he wants to spend his days and nights with. And he certainly hadn’t banked on his fated mate being a human! Will Martha give up her life on Earth for a fated mate who already loves another? And what of the feelings she has developed for Shanbri, another of Krantor’s somars? Author’s note: this is a standalone sci-fi romance with steam and spice aplenty, featuring FM, MM, and MFM relationships, and a guaranteed HEA for all. AmazonKU
VS note: Saw this recommended by Brooke_and_Books on Tiktok
They want me dead, and I know I won’t survive. Then a wealthy friend gives me a state-of-the-art robot for protection. The problem? The A.I. is designed for pleasure. I can’t reject the offer; it’s my only hope. Of course, I refuse to use the robot for what it is originally intended. I need a bodyguard, not a A.I. boyfriend. But the robot, it seems, has other plans. AmazonKU
Abducted, stranded… fated? Faith – For once, I left behind the family farm and headed for the nearest space station. But I should’ve known I couldn’t trust just anyone. Soon, I was in the hold of an alien ship, held captive while a crew of fearsome creatures salivated over me. I manage to escape by chance, sneaking away from the ship after an attack., Lost in the wilderness of an alien planet, I am awakened by Audun. My alien rescuer is utterly beautiful and exactly the kind of guy I could easily lose my heart to. I’ve already fallen for his adorable dragon companion and I’m half in love with the pristine planet they help protect. So when he brings me to safety and watches over me, he’s almost irresistable, despite the language barrier. When we finally get my translator working and I find out he’s taken an oath to wait for his fated mate, that shouldn’t be a problem. I have responsibilities back on Earth after all. So why am I finding the thought of saying goodbye so darn impossible? Audun – I will do anything to protect my planet and my people, for I am slated to be their next leader. I’m sent to investigate the abandoned ships of our defeated enemies and report back. But…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Seline Kennison has a secret crush on the huge Dark Kindred warrior who acts as her Protector. Nox watches over her when she goes on diplomatic missions for the Kindred and keeps her safe when they are on strange planets together. There’s just one problem—Dark Kindred don’t have emotions. So how can Nox ever return her feelings when he has no feelings to return? Nox the Dark Kindred warrior is having a problem—he has started having dreams of the curvy human woman he’s supposed to protect. And all the dreams are sexual in nature. Nox doesn’t know what to make of this—he’s never had emotions before but the feelings of tenderness, protectiveness, and desire seem to be growing inside him and they are all aimed at Seline. What is he going to do? Things come to a head when the two are assigned a new mission—to go and bargain for the other half of the Far Box, an ancient artifact that is said to be able to control time and space. They have the first half but the entire artifact is needed for it to work—or so they think. But as they fly through the fold in space something strange happens…and they find themselves in an alternate universe. Now Nox and Seline must try to navigate in a universe where everything is turned on its head. The powerful Mistress they were going to bargain with turns out to be a demanding Master. Within his domain, the Halls of Pain, Nox and Seline find a whole new dynamic. No longer coworkers, now they are Dom and sub and they must play their parts as if their lives depended on it—because they do. But will the two of them ever make it home to their own universe? Or will they be forever Trapped?
The beautiful architect working late on the twelfth floor of my building thinks that I’m just the maintenance guy. She’s also under the impression that I’m not interested.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I want her like I’ve never wanted a woman before, but I don’t play where I work. I don’t need the complications. When she tells me about living out her mermaid fantasy with a stranger in a Perfect Match virtual adventure, I decide to do everything possible to ensure that the stranger is me. AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 15
When Marian splurges on a Perfect Match Virtual adventure as a world infamous jewel thief, she expects high-wire fun with a hot partner who she will never have to see again in real life. A virtual encounter seems like the perfect answer to Marcus’s string of dating disasters. No strings attached, no drama, and definitely no love. As a die-hard James Bond fan, he chooses as his avatar a dashing MI6 operative, and to complement his adventure, a dangerously seductive partner. Neither expects to find their forever Perfect Match. AmazonKU
It’s been months since Earth supported a pro-Purity coup on Baldwin, and Laith Ritter is settling into his new home on Europa Station. He’s a hit at work, he’s building a life with his boyfriend and Dom, Dorian Vidales, and he’s found a family, one that he would do anything for. He’s even caught the eye of his handsome coworker, Omar. On the surface, it would seem Laith’s star is on the rise and still climbing. But in reality, he’s struggling. And so is Dorian. He’s desperately trying to find his boyfriend, Kenny, and figure out how to help his coworkers who got arrested the night of the raid. And unlike Laith, Dorian’s not as big a hit as he used to be, which is hurting his already fragile ego. With their relationship already shaky, the last thing they need is to get swept up in more chaos. But some always manages to find them…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 19.
I agreed to go work on an alien planet, but I didn’t realize that would include getting auctioned off to the highest alien bidder. Not even an hour passed between waking up from cryo after arriving on the Tal planet and an alien getting the winning bid and taking me back to his mansion. Strangely enough, he left me mostly alone. I was supposed to be a servant, so why did I feel so pampered? If only I could understand the mysterious Tal that bought me. The more time I spent in his house, the more I realized he wasn’t the scary Tal I thought he was. But it didn’t change the fact that he bought me, so why was I developing feelings for him? AmazonKU
All I’ve ever wanted is a mate. But not just any mate—I long for a female who sees beyond my royal facade and falls in love with the real me, Da’red, and not the prince.
When a series of unexpected events leads me to cross paths with a captivating human, I can’t help but wonder if fate has finally brought me the one I’ve been searching for. As I find myself drawn to her, risking everything to keep her safe, I start to believe in the magic of the fates. And when a single touch from her makes my life organ skip a beat…I know that I’ve found something rare and precious. Every moment with her feels like a stolen treasure. For this female is different from all others. The thought of her in the arms of another makes me want to defy my kingdom and risk it all for a love that transcends status and power. But can our love truly withstand the weight of the crown? And are we strong enough to conquer the darkness lurking in the shadows? AmazonKU
Luna didn’t mean to leave Zander behind, it wasn’t part of the plan. But now she’s on the run and must find a way to save Zander before it’s too late. It’s just her luck that the cocky, arrogant Erick Brevard is her only hope to do either. One thing she knows for sure is she can’t get Zander out alone, so she’s stuck with smooth-talking Mr. Suave who’s used to getting what he wants. Luna is done being a pawn in the government’s plot to create a super race. When she unveils a diabolical plan that involves sending her back in time with no guarantee she will be able to return, she goes undercover on a mission to reclaim the one object that can stop them before it’s too late. But does saving humanity mean losing Zander forever? Or even herself? AmazonKU
It’s not easy being invulnerable. Back in high school, Josh was secretly the famous superhero KID QUASAR! But he was so busy saving the world that he never had a chance to make any friends. Let alone a boyfriend. So now Josh is living in his mom’s basement, struggling to get his first real job after nearly failing out of college. Because it’s hard to be an A-student when alien arms dealers decide to attack Cleveland in the middle of your sociology final. And as his mom keeps pointing out, being a superhero doesn’t actually pay anything. Worse, Josh isn’t even a big-name superhero anymore. Some showoff named Comet Boy came along, rescued a few celebrities, and became a social media darling. And suddenly, nobody cares about Kid Quasar. Like so many young guys, Josh is feeling lost. He can’t be the person that he was back in high school. But he can’t figure out what comes next. And even though he has this one amazing thing that makes him special, there’s no way for him to make a living at it. He’s a misfit who can’t find a place for himself in the world. And then Josh meets Rick, the guy who might change everything. There’s just one BIG problem. AmazonKU
VS note: Not a romance but a scifi release of note. It reminds me of “Logan’s Run” from the description. I’ve had it pre-ordered forever.
Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh. Proctor Bennett, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people through the retirement process—and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he’s been dreaming—which is supposed to be impossible in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry. Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group—known as “Arrivalists”—who may be fomenting revolution. Soon Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than he realized—and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.
VS Note: I’ve bundled my three gladiator books into a box set and put it on sale for $.99 this month! Of course I’m hoping if readers like my gladiators they’ll want to read the ongoing, original Badari Warriors series too. And if you’re already a fan of one or both series, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
This Badari Gladiators box set gathers the first three science fiction romance novels from this series into one collection. Featuring genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then unscrupulous lab techs faked the deaths of a few men, smuggled them off the planet in cryo freeze and sold them to be gladiators. They meet their human fated mates in alien arenas and must fight to save themselves and their mates. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators? Please note each novel has been previously published on its own and all are standalone tales. No new material has been added, aside from a brief Author’s Note about why I wrote each novel.
VS note: A re-release.
Running a bookshop on a pirate space station isn’t easy, but Megan’s determined to keep smiling. A lot of hard work and a bit of luck will let her save up enough for a trip back to Earth—but then Drask walks into her shop. The grumpy alien mercenary is infuriating, arrogant, and hotter than molten steel. It wouldn’t be so bad if he wore more clothes—the blue-skinned alien’s muscles are a distraction Megan doesn’t need. Talbrek Station is the perfect place to lie low, and that’s what Drask needs after a mission gone wrong. Finding a bookshop is an unexpected benefit, especially one run by the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. Exasperating, smart, and unwilling to back down from anything, Megan is everything Drask desires, wrapped up in a curvy package that won’t let him think straight. When the local criminals threaten both Megan’s bookstore and her pet, Drask can’t stand aside. Not even if it drags them both into a gang war. AmazonKU
When Jaiya takes her twin brother’s place on a diplomatic mission to end a war that’s been raging since her childhood, she discovers how it all really began. Disguised as a young male diplomat, Jaiya meets Prince Idris—her greatest rival in their space battles—his royal assistant, Erlyn—who never leaves his side—and is assigned to be guarded by Raizxl—who blames humans for losing his mate. If she cannot convince her people and the enemy to put aside their differences and choose peace instead of war, she risks returning as a traitor to her race instead of as a hero. The longer she’s in their presence, the more she feels at home amongst those in their space station. Determined to save their people at any cost, something about them calls to her—and she does not know why.
When they discover the truth, will they be able to get past her betrayal to work toward peace? Or will it only add fuel to the fires of war? AmazonKU
I have lost my chance to claim a bride. No more females remain. They have all been taken by naga males that will kill to keep them. So, when I hear a female scream within my territory, I do not hesitate. I go after her, intending to claim her for my own and prove my strength. My worth. This is my chance. Except… she is not one of the human females I have come to know. She has just arrived. She is hurt, afraid, and fleeing from another male. But she does not want to be saved, she wants to fight. And she does not want to bask in my nest, she wants to leave. She has secrets and she refuses to share them. This human female is far more than I bargained for… Good thing I’m up to the challenge. AmazonKU
All his life, Nat Konstantinidis has watched helplessly as his people sacrificed their own to the Minotaurs who dominate this planet. Are they killed? Are they eaten? No one knows what happens to the captives, but Nat is determined that this is the year it finally ends. Whatever it takes, he’s going to stop the sacrifices. But from the first moment he’s handed over to one of the beasts, nothing is what he thought it would be. Now Nat doesn’t know what to believe, but he might know whom to trust—the Minotaur prince Nat might not hate as much as he thought he did. What’s a virgin to do when a big brute looks at him with hearts in his eyes while making promises about saving the world together? And did he just propose? AmazonKU
Abby was thrilled to be on Earth’s first Mars Colony. But now abducted by fearsome aliens she’s absolutely terrified. What horrors lie in store…? Waking up in a strange chamber, she is shocked to meet a startlingly handsome, human-like male. He introduces himself as Zaroff, but whatever reassurance his familiar form offers, it quickly disappears. He will be teaching her how to please the alien ruler, and any disobedience will be punished. In spite of the bizarre and frightening circumstances, Abby finds herself increasingly attracted to the powerfully muscled alien. As time passes, she realizes she wants to be with him, and hates the idea of becoming the ruler’s mate. Can she convince Zaroff to keep her? Even if she succeeds, will the ruler allow their union? AmazonKU
Atlan Warlord Velik is hanging on to sanity by a thread. His mating fever rages. His beast fights him every moment. The beast needs to hunt. To kill. To find their mate or surrender to a glorious death in battle. He volunteers for a mission so dangerous, he knows he will not return. Waiting to deploy, he is lost, keeping distance between himself and those his tormented beast could destroy. His fate is sealed…until his beast picks up her scent. Sees her face. In an instant, the beast knows this human woman belongs to him and no one else. No beast has ever claimed his mate, then left her behind. If he survives the mission, he will beg her forgiveness. He must live. He must return to her, even if he suspects the gods themselves want him dead.
VS Note: From the blurb for book one of the series: “Otherworldly Match is a Science fiction LGBTQ+ romance with Non-Binary aliens with human partners….The Kathar escaped a great plague on their home world and to prevent extinction, they require compatible humans to breed with. But what predatory secret are they hiding? They are non-binary, empathic, and romance (and mating) with the Kathar is totally out of this world.”
The Tseka have declared war, and will march. The NS unit are all the stand between the red creed, and the genocide they desire. As the stakes are raised, so does the drama and romance for our main characters. Voc and Eleanor truly explore their Dom Sub dynamic and their love is stronger than ever. When will Cole get Aziz back into his arms, and find out just how different Tyeke is as a true dark one. Filipa finally arrives, but how will Avath react to news that she is carrying an extra passenger? What is the Monarch and Holly Harper planning? Poor Pela. Who is the Kathar on the front cover, and how are they pinnacle to victory or defeat of the Tseka? AmazonKU
VS Note: Read the blurb for this steampunk story and had to just say wow, what a complex and different vision! Put it on my TBR list. I think I’d better go back and start with book one.
1881: The electric lights of Paris have been extinguished. The Naturalist revolution is over. Adelaide was on the losing side. Once the Royal Scientist Doctor for the now-dead cyborg monarchs of France, she’s now a fugitive, hiding from the new king’s Police Sécrète. Pregnant and alone, she seeks refuge in a Parisian hospital but things have changed there too. What was once a cathedral of Science is now a bastion of ignorance and superstition. The battlefield veterans whose Augmented prosthetics she once created are shunned by the new regime and come to the hospital for her help. But her nemesis, the father of her child, has returned to France and threatens to reveal her illegal activities to the authorities. Can Adelaide repair her Augmented patients without losing her freedom … or her life?
Out of the Cage: While doing a favor for the leader of a wolf shifter pack, a spec ops soldier makes the discovery of a lifetime. After having been illegally experimented on by a shadow branch of the military bent on creating the perfect super soldier, Ulrick Lanston needed a place to relearn himself. Not only did they bond him with a massive jaguar, allowing him to turn into the cat at will, they’d messed with his brain, taking away his free will. After losing his handler and ending up at loose ends, Ulrick tracked down an old army acquaintance he could trust. That led him to Alpha Declan’s wolf shifter pack, and he’s been hiding out with them for over a year. They’ve helped him come to grips with the changes made to him, teaching him how to become one with the animal now living within him. When Alpha Declan asks Ulrick to sneak into the territory of a coyote shifter pack to look for a missing pack member, he can’t say no. While doing reconnaissance, Ulrick runs across the prettiest coyote he’s ever seen. His jaguar wants to rub all over the wonderful-smelling shifter, marking him as his own. Ulrick knows what that means. His cat has decided the coyote is his mate. Can Ulrick win the affections of the skittish coyote shifter and bring him home with him while still fulfilling his mission for Declan? Amazon Apple Books
The robotic revolution swept across the planet like a tidal wave, crushing all human resistance. Humanity was left cowering in fear of the superior machines’ strength and cold intelligence. But that wasn’t enough for the robots. After years of secret machinations, the robot/human hybrid experiment is ready to be unleashed. All they need now are willing female hosts. They may have no need for mankind, but womankind…Jade’s heart raced as Ivan’s metal fingers skated across her flesh, sending an electric shock of pleasure and fear through her body. She had never trusted robots before—but Ivan was different. He seemed to understand her innermost thoughts, unleashing a wave of emotions she hadn’t been prepared for. With every touch and passing moment, she felt herself succumbing more deeply to him, sinking deeper into an emotional abyss of vulnerability and comfort, despite being terrified by how quickly she had come to depend on him. AmazonKU
When her younger sister is stolen in the dark of night, Valerie infiltrates the northern kingdom to rescue her. Parading around as a human and hiding her Witch scent, she doesn’t realise she’s stepped onto a Dragon’s hunting ground – or that the Dragon has settled his lustful sights on her. She only wanted to save her sister, but she can’t resist the way he sets her heart on fire. Hiding his Dragon linage, Geryon cares little about the gala thrown to find the king a wife. It’s nothing but a means to an end – a trap. That is until a certain, cold-hearted woman enthrals him as she flits around the palace with her unfeeling grace. As every day passes, his desire to see her fall into rapture within his arms grows stronger. He even considers keeping her. But, their game can only last so long before they discover that neither one is who they are pretending to be. What will happen when Geryon realises the human he has been bedding is actually something in which he hates the most? AmazonKU
Matti Puletasi finally has the chance to confront those who kidnapped her parents, and she’ll do it with Sarrlevi, the elf assassin she’s come to love, at her side. But now that they know great and powerful dragons are involved with the organization, they may be in over their heads. Their opponents aren’t just kidnappers. They’re on the verge of enacting a plan they’ve been working on for decades, one that could cut off Earth from the rest of the Cosmic Realms and bring humanity to its knees. All Matti ever wanted was to find her parents, but it may be up to her to save the world. AmazonKU
Seven keys and seven gates, forged by a god’s rebellious seventh son. They lead to the fabled City of Dawn. But is it a treasure trove . . . or a gilded prison? Hurled halfway across the world, Malach and Alexei must join forces to stop the body-snatching alchemist Balaur from stealing an elixir of immortality—assuming they don’t end up killing each other first. To complicate matters, Malach discovers he’s the spitting image of a dead angel who caused both the first and second Dark Ages. Gavriel Morning Star still has a bounty on his head—and the draconic creatures looking for him tend to shoot fire first and ask questions later. Kasia and the witches are hunting Balaur, too. The trail leads to the Masdari capital, where a new Imperator is about to be named. She will have to confront her own worst fears—and master the art of Dreaming—to finally face her nemesis in the liminal realm. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Dagan Drake is dead. The Brotherhood is on their tail, and Ryn Weaver and her companions are alone and desperate. But she’s not about to let their enemies win. As they trek through the treacherous mountains in search of answers, Ryn stumbles upon a shocking secret. One that could change everything. But when they finally return to the shattered remains of Kaldor, they find the city under siege. The Brotherhood has taken the King Regent, and they won’t stop until they’ve won control of the city. Can Ryn and her companions muster the strength to save Kaldor from a third attack? Or will the Brotherhood finally triumph and seize control of the entire country? AmazonKU
Hey… it’s Nora. Again. And this time, I’m in way over my head. The jinn are being hunted right and left, and as their unwitting leader, that paints a sparkly neon target on my back. Yay, me. The druids are my biggest threat. They’re dark sorcerers who fuel their filthy magic by feasting on the souls of others like they’re at an all-you-can-eat buffet. As for me, well… I’m the main course. But I’ve got news for them. This jinn is off the menu because I’m done running. Rafe and I are finally on the same page, and although I want nothing more than to get lost in those depthless grey eyes, we’ve got work to do. He’s sacrificed so much to ensure my survival, but the other jinn doubt my ability to lead, and what’s worse, I’ve gone and allied myself with the fae. The fae! They’ve forced me to see the cost of the druids’ magic—a plague of darkness spreading across the land. If left unchecked, it will consume everyone and everything in its path. And the only one powerful enough to stand against them? The one with an actual chance at making them pay? You guessed it. Me. AmazonKU
He’s more accustomed to speaking for others than speaking up for himself.
Stranded at Stately House, Suuzu Farroost is restless and fretful and lonesome for Akira. Waiting is a misery, and all he has to hold onto is the memory of a fleeting kiss, a circlet of nippet eggs, and one very stubborn, very outspoken valet. To keep him from wallowing, Suuzu’s friends find ways to distract him, and as one story leads to another, the phoenix learns about the special place nippets hold in avian lore, especially where courtship is concerned. *A short story set immediately after the events of Bk5: Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate. Amazon
Can Jessica James make it through the hunter exam in one piece? Someone stole Jess’s memories and she’s pretty damn sure it was her mother because no one else but a night witch could mess with someone’s head like that. She can’t remember anything before getting left on the ranch with Doc either and for the first time, Jess understands how much that should bother her, but it doesn’t. Not really. Because both of her parents abandoned her. Now a sickness has taken hold of her body which should be damn near impossible considering she’s both a witch and a hunter with blood ties to Lilith, but no one can deny that she’s a lot weaker than she used to be. Not even Jess can ignore it anymore. She just needs to make it through the exam in one piece so she can get her hunter’s license – which isn’t as easy as that asshole tiger had made it sound. Then she can worry about everything else. But the Council of Paranormals doesn’t want someone as dangerous as Jessica James to succeed and they’ll do anything to stop her. AmazonKU
Talia is stolen, but Galen won’t give up until he finds her. Demons and Shifters.
Two dragon princes. Arranged to marry one. Kidnapped by the other. I’d always hoped to marry for love. Fate had other plans. My mundane life gets spun off its axis when my family is threatened. The price of protection for the people I love? A forced marriage to a handsome, enigmatic man who holds… dark secrets. He’s fighting a war I didn’t even know existed. Thrust into the world of the supernatural, I’m kidnapped by his brother. And now, I’ve become a pawn in their sinister game. I shouldn’t be attracted to my captor. But something about Thorn overpowers my soul and makes me want to forget all the unforgivable things he’s done. Yet, none of it matters in the end. I won’t let my family suffer, which means going back to the man I must marry to save them. Even if it destroys me. AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 22
Agent Ignacio Ritter is happy serving the CXO, the Central Xenomorph Organization, from the safety of his desk. He has good reasons for avoiding field work like the plague: his parents died in the field, leaving him to be raised among wolf-shifters. Because of his adopted family, everyone thinks he is a wolf, a lie that protects him from the ridicule he’d face if he revealed the truth. When the charming and dangerous tiger-shifter Agent Reed Daily chooses Ignacio to help close the book on a gang threatening to tear Chicago apart, Ignacio can’t refuse. Perhaps it’s the chance to avenge his parents, or perhaps it’s the tight fit of Reed’s suit and heat Reed’s smile ignites in Ignacio. When the chips are down and whole city’s depending on him, will Ignacio prove himself man or.
Amidst darkness and sin, two unlikely souls find themselves twisted in a forbidden affair that could cost them everything. Thea, a stunning beauty with a troubled past, was ripped from an orphanage by the Hildegard Sisterhood for her wicked ways. Trained as a seductive assassin, she’s given a purpose as a Sinner: to bring balance to a world designed by men. She never expected the arrival of an arrogant scholar from the all-male Team Saint to bring her to her knees. Wesley is a relentless demon hunter for the most mysterious entity in the world—the Vatican. His mission is simple: destroy evil wherever it may hide. But when sassy and smart Thea ruffles his feathers, he can’t resist falling into temptation. She’s the one he’s been searching for his entire life, but she belongs to the Sisterhood, an organization he’s sworn to destroy. Thea and Wesley’s worlds collide when they discover a lost prophecy has the key to saving a loved one in each of their lives—but it will only work for one. “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned… I killed a man.”
Lucien Thorne is the most vile monster in all of Thorngate. As Winter King, he rules our land with an iron fist and a cold, dead heart. And my father has just informed me that I am betrothed to marry him….As the Princess of Fall, it is my duty to marry whatever suitor my father chooses for me, but Lucien is not someone I can fathom spending the rest of my life with. Not even for duty. When he arrives to negotiate my dowry, I break protocol and take matters into my own hands. But the more time I spend with this mysterious man, the more I wonder if the rumors about him are even true. As I get to know the real Lucien, I start to discover that there is a dark history in his family, one that explains his ruthless behavior. One I plan to expunge if I am ever to live out my life in the Winter Palace in peace. As much as I want to hate Lucien Thorne and everything he’s done to our realm… I cannot deny my heart. AmazonKU
It’ll take luck, strength, and madness to rid this wondrous land of its current nightmare. I’d written off my trip down the rabbit hole as a fever dream until the Hatter sends me a plee for help. Wonderland is in trouble, and everyone’s counting on me to save them. Only this isn’t the Wonderland I remember. Wicked magic and danger lurk around every corner, and I no longer recognize the animals I once knew. They’re now sexy shifter men bent on avenging their home and reclaiming the land, but it’s clear they want to claim me too. And I’m eager to let them. AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 22.
Would knowing how you die change the way you live? Frode Hall inherits a book that promises to tell his story, and it does. It starts with a recap of his childhood, leads him through his teens and into adult life. Then it turns a page and shows how he dies in a car crash the following day. Frode panics, but can he trust the book? It’s showing a huge Grizzly sneaking around the garden, and there are no bears in the garden, only Imre, his neighbor. By not being in his car when the predicted car crash was to take place, he survives another day. But someone has learned he has the book, and it’s showing ninjas breaking into his apartment to get it. Unsure of what to do, Frode turns to Imre. Frode doesn’t know what to believe about his growling and talk of mates, but he trusts Imre to help him. They leave the city in a hurry, but will the book give them enough warning to keep them alive or will their journey end in a gruesome prophecy? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Canadian teenager Evie Wilder just found out she’s a werewolf. Now her mom’s gone missing, she and her sister Kate have to go into hiding, and there’s not a single helpful vampire slayer to be found. With the help of Kevin, the dorky-hot manager of the guesthouse where she and Kate lie low, Evie starts to harness her wolfish side. But Kevin seems to know a suspicious amount about vampires…Meanwhile, animal attacks are increasing, local teens are going missing, and Evie is about to find herself at the centre of a supernatural showdown.
Cassie Wescott had walked away from her hometown over a decade ago with no desire to look back on her old life. When she’s called home to help her elderly mother, Cassie realizes that running was probably one of her biggest mistakes ever. Especially when it was from the man she’d always loved. Jackson Smith was lucky to have found his mate early in life, or so he had always thought. That was until a stupid misunderstanding sent her fleeing. Has his luck suddenly changed when he pulled into the gas station and saw her? Jackson doesn’t know what brought Cassie back to town, but he is bound and determined to be the reason she stays. It’s going to take everything he’s got to not only keep Cassie safe, but get her to give their relationship a second chance. AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 18
“Not all treasure is silver and gold.” Caelum stopped his father, but at what cost? Brigid was gone, taken by the very woman she once owed her life to, and Caelum was now wanted for his father’s murder. Now, he has to deal with the aftermath of his decisions, and with the other syrens who only seem determined to make his life more difficult. Brigid, torn from the new life she had begun to make for herself, must now endure the wrath of the goddess who had saved her. To survive, she shuts herself down, silently hoping that Caelum will rescue her and silently resigning herself to the fact that he won’t make it in time before her body succumbs to Cliodhna’s torture. When whisperings of a mysterious witch in the South reach Caelum, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Brigid back, including giving up that which he holds most dear. But will he be able to save her in time? And will what remains of his father’s crew really give up that easily? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Clark’s squad is on the run from the entire Dindeary Nation, they may have just defected from the Imperial Army, and Harry has just revealed something that could get them all killed if the wrong person were to find out. They need a plan, some way to save themselves from the storm that would be the entire planet hunting them for sport but when the Milson Family Sword, Linsmora, reveals that the heir to the Dindeary throne is hiding a dangerous secret that could shake the foundations of both countries they may not be able to run. Adam’s brother is alive and the secret he was keeping on Harry’s behalf is finally out in the open. Life has gotten infinitely more complicated in a variety of ways in the span of one terrible morning and now Linsmora is offering him an opportunity he had never thought possible. Harry never wanted to rule but it’s starting to look like that’s the only option that will keep them all alive and stop the dindeary from falling into outright civil war. Afterall, aren’t those who would be most suited to rule the people that least want to? AmazonKU
When it comes to magic, Rowan Gray-Davenport has always been grateful to be part of the club. She never wanted to be the leader of it, though. All of that is about to change.
When Rowan’s friends Sally and Demarcus arrive on their new purchase, a vintage steamboat they want to refurbish so they can turn it into a floating restaurant and casino, Rowan and her husband Quinn are thrilled to reunite with them. That only lasts until their daughter Lana asks about the invisible children on the boat. It seems there are a lot of them, and they just might be dead. It appears the new boat is haunted, and the ghosts are looking for vengeance. They seem to have their sights set on Lana…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
She’ s no stranger to ghosts. But love? That’s a mystery. Historian Susannah Darke is no stranger to haunted houses. As one of a trio of ghost-hunting sisters, she’s had plenty of experience investigating the paranormal. When an opportunity arises to explore a haunted opera school in Toronto, she jumps at the chance, even though she once had her own frightening brush with its resident ghosts. Noah Bellamy is the dean of the Asch Institute of Opera, and a former opera singer himself. He was once a student at the Asch and is well-acquainted with its boisterous spirits. But when the activity worsens, threatening one of his star students, he knows he has to take action. The fact that Susannah and Noah have been hooking up for the past year complicates things, but they agreed long ago to keep things casual. As long as they both remember their boundaries, the investigation should go smoothly. When the paranormal activity begins to target them personally, it becomes harder not to seek comfort in each other’s arms. For the first time ever, Susannah and Noah have to decide if it’s worth taking a chance on love. The ghosts present a huge challenge, but battling their personal demons may be even harder. AmazonKU
The Happy Holidays Players—a renowned acting troupe—is coming to town and Hemlock Cove is bursting with excited residents who want parts in the winter festival. That includes the three Winchester matriarchs, who are vying with one another for top billing. Bay Winchester doesn’t care about the pageant, but she’s more than happy to sit back and watch the shenanigans. That is until her husband Landon Michaels calls with a request for her help. It seems there was a prison break twenty minutes away … (more blurb on ebook seller’s page…) AmazonKU
Witch. To Darkmourn, Rhory Coleman is married to the Head of the Crimson Guard – when in reality, his husband is nothing but a monster. Since his mother was brutally murdered by rogue vampires, and his father died of a broken mind – Rhory was left in the hands of someone who was supposed to love him. Someone who vowed to protect him actually threatens his existence with every breath. Rhory must hide his innate powers alongside the bruises left by the hand of his husband. Until everything changes when a mysterious summons requests Rhory’s ‘unique talent’. He finds himself standing before a paranormal threat, one unlike anything Darkmourn has seen before. Wolf. Calix Grey is a monster. Everything has been taken from him. His brother, his parents, his heart. He has nothing left to fight for – until fate comes knocking on his door. He believes Rhory Coleman is the key to ensure his brother is returned home – but is the price to pay worth the pain? After years of peace between the mortal and immortals of Darkmourn – the Crimson Guard are corrupted by those who are clouded by dark pasts. Murders are left unsolved. Family secrets are tangled in a web of iron. And it will take those who lost everything to discover their truth. Even if that means unleashing a dangerous creature into the streets of their home. AmazonKU
The knight was supposed to be a man. Not me, Sophie MacKnight, a marketing associate from California. This must be a practical joke that the Scots play on visiting Americans. Because otherwise I’ve inherited a haunted castle in Scotland, along with one irritatingly sexy Scotsman, who would be delighted if I turned tail and ran. Frankly, I thought I would fly here, sell the heap of bricks, and head back home to a life that I…well, I was comfortable with at the very least. Instead, the people of Loren Brae are in trouble, and it appears that as the new owner of the castle, I’m next in line to reinstate the magickal Order of Caledonia. Which means, first, I have to learn to believe in magick. And secondly, I have to train to become a knight. And my trainer? None other than Lachlan Campbell, the grumpiest man I’ve ever had the annoyance of meeting. It’s a toss-up who is pricklier, Lachlan, or his kilted Chihuahua, Sir Buster. Not only does Lachlan think that I can’t hack it, but he also resents my claim on his castle. If only he didn’t look so devastatingly hot in his kilt. Now, I’m stuck proving myself to him, all while trying to figure out how to help my new friends in Loren Brae. Sparks fly as our swords meet, and we battle our rising attraction for each other. Who will win in this (Highland) game of love? AmazonKU
Hyacinth finds out the real reason her magic was suppressed, and it’s tied to the reason her mother died. She learns some shocking truths about her father who had hardly been around for years, and a dark entity continues to attack the school. Students and staff must come together to fight the evil that threatens their academy. The true identifidentity High Witch from the prophecy is revealed. A bond between three friends becomes something more. The school fights back against a dangerous enemy. Time Witches, magical portals, prison worlds, unleashed demons, and many unexpected twists and turns await you in year two of Blue Moon Witch Academy. AmazonKU
We here at The Sea Wicche cater to your art-collecting, muffin-eating, tea-drinking, and potion-peddling needs. Palmistry and Tarot sessions are available upon request and by appointment. Our store hours vary and rely completely on Arwyn—the owner—getting her butt out of bed. I’m Arwyn Cassandra Corey, the sea wicche, or the wicche who lives by the sea. It requires a lot more work than I’d anticipated to remodel an abandoned cannery and turn it into an art gallery & tea bar. It’s coming along, though, especially with the help of a new werewolf who’s joined the construction crew. He does beautiful work. His sexy, growly, bearded presence is very hard to ignore, but I’m trying. I’m not sure how such a laid-back guy got the local Alpha and his pack threatening to hunt him down and tear him apart, but we all have our secrets. And because I don’t want to know his—or yours for that matter—I wear these gloves. Clairvoyance makes the simplest things the absolute worst. Trust me. Or don’t. Totally up to you. Did I mention my mother and grandmother are pressuring me to assume my rightful place on the Corey Council? That’s a kind of governing triad for our ancient magical family, one that has more than its fair share of black magic practitioners. And yes, before you ask, people have killed to be on the council—one psychotic sorceress aunt comes to mind—but I have no interest in the power or politics that come with the position. I’d rather stick to my art and, in the words of my favorite sea wicche, help poor unfortunate souls. (Good luck trying to get that song out of your head now.) Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Time has run out. Cholios’ direct attack on Voreios failed to lure Aurinia out but left the grove’s defenses crippled. A harsh reality sets in that there are no safe places on Artemesia left. More pieces of the puzzle are revealed as the Shadow God tempts Aura with everything she could want, but at what cost? Desperate to put all of this behind her, Aura turns to the rest of the gods for clarity on the plan. When they continue to withhold information, her team is left to make their own strategies that don’t quite line up with each other. Stuck in a prophetic cycle where the past collides with the present, Graak, Kelan, and Aura are forced to come to terms with the simple fact that the only way forward is to meet destiny and not everyone is guaranteed to make it back. The countdown to the final fight has begun, and no one can outrun fate. AmazonKU
Knight Protector Portia Daysen and Captain Valia Iceborn may have rescued the legendary black wyvern hatchling from one peril, but the struggle for his freedom – and their lives – is just beginning. The route to safety lies across the perilous Sea of Mists. But those treacherous waters can only be navigated by moonlight. With a Northern knight and a Southern inquisitor on their tails, each hellbent on revenge, the pair is running out of time and options. But there are worse things than their pursuers lurking in the Sea of Mists. AmazonKU
The End. An imprisoned shifter wolf turning more feral by the day. An estranged master vampire deeply in love with the boy he cannot have. Will and Maddox are prisoner and progeny of Gideon, original vampire, and embodiment of all evil. To reunite, they must escape the inescapable. Kill the unkillable. And forgive the unforgivable. AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
He’s a possessive Alpha and the only thing he wants is her. Brianna had adapted quite well since The Shattering. She’s carved out a decent life, a healthy split between her daily job and all the other things that she enjoys. Nothing will stop her from living her life exactly the way she wants to…Except Lycaon. He will. He can’t stand the other males around her. He wants to smash them to a pulp. In order to keep from going insane, Lycaon devises a plan, one that will allow them both to have everything they have ever desired and then some…Question now is, how much will she beg for her freedom? Because if she begs, he doesn’t think he’ll ever be able to give her up. AmazonKU
As a magical hurricane bears down on the Crescent City, the Twisted Sisters must brave the rain and winds to hunt down the source before everyone they love is killed…
When one of their own is framed for multiple murders, the Voodoo Queen and Baron Samedi quickly, become the least of the Twisted Sisters’ concerns. As Delphine’s stalker grows bold, the sisters do what they can to ensure Phi’s students remain safe despite the fact that the evidence suggests something far more terrifying than evil loas and mambos. Could a mundie serial killer really be on the loose? Concerns over the return of the Skinwalker continue to grow, compounded by the mystery of a supernatural storm threatening to be the worst the city has ever seen. The search for the origins of the meteorological magic leads them below the city streets to a secret demon ward before nearly blowing them away. Confronting those involved in the chaos challenges the sisters’ desire to make friends rather than enemies, but it will take the help of every friend and ally they’ve ever made through the Aegis Council if they’re to have any hope of saving those they love most. AmazonKU
Ava Calliope Howe Harper Walker has led a full and eventful life. She moved home to embrace her magical heritage, and now she’s living a fuller, even more event-filled life. Things never seem to slow down. Alfred is safe at home, but now he’s human, like, alive but still hasn’t woken up. If Ava wants to keep the wonderful Viking in her life, she’s got to wake him up. Meanwhile, Olivia is on a mission to figure out what’s going on with her son. Sammie knew where Alfred was… how? And is he having nightmares or visions? Nobody knows, but Mama Bear Olivia is going to find out and make sure her son is safe and happy. Oh, Luci. Our dear Satan Claus is having some hellacious problems of his own. He’s going to have to ask his friends and family for help with this one, despite being vehemently against any form of assistance when it comes to his infernal kingdom.
Ava’s powers are still on the fritz, but she’s determined to get this newest mess figured out. With Drew and Olivia at her side, she’s going to get this sorted and maybe, just maybe, life can finally calm down. Ha! Yeah, right. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release.
Brandi Best has nothing tying her down. Nothing keeping her in Arizona. No kids, no husband, and her parents passed away years ago. When she finds out a town in Ireland will actually pay her to move there? Why not spend the second half of her life in a gorgeous country by the sea? But things aren’t all that they seem. In preparing to move, Brandi discovers some big secrets about herself and her parents. First and foremost, that she’s adopted. And then she finds a journal written in her father’s handwriting claiming Brandi was found in that same Irish town she’s heading too. Is it a coincidence, or something more? Still, starting over is everything she hoped for and more. An exotic location, new friends, and new adventures working in the local bar. Things are going really well… until she falls into the ocean. Touching salt water for the first time does something to her. Something… fishy. And her life gets even more confusing when she meets the handsome descendant of a pirate who swears he can help her find the truth about her past. All it’ll take? More adventure. More danger. And a hunt for an incredible treasure. Brandi doesn’t know what to believe, but she’s going to have to figure something out soon, or she’s going to have one whopper of a tail to tell. AmazonKU
Thrice headed, thrice fanged,Punisher eyes weighed clever. Whilst regal duties ye divide,
Awash moonlit fur, misery lies. ‘Tis howling bane, thy veiled misdeed, Fever stalks ye grandest creed. Crimson death shall be delivered, Creep of shivers, screams be hither. AmazonKU
VS note: I really struggle with whether to put her books in my SFR grouping or my Fantasy/PNR grouping. (I’m not sure it matters to anyone but me LOL.)
He’s spent his life devoted to his goddess. It’s time he worships someone new. Me. When his unit brought the wounded warrior, Guilri, to my camp, I had no choice but to heal him. It would be inhumane to let someone so hot die. As he came back to life, I realized my mistake. He was a threat. Not to my body…but to my walled off heart. Only Guilri has been strong enough to tear down my barriers to love. But the goddess he fights for is a vengeful deity. She will not sit idly by as her champion finds love in the arms of a human woman. She will force him to choose…His destiny. Or his heart? AmazonKU
As for queens, they are either hated or forgotten. She already knows which option suits her best…You were born to a king, but you marry a tyrant. You stand by helplessly as he sacrifices your child to placate the gods. You watch him wage war on a foreign shore, and you comfort yourself with violent thoughts of your own. Because this was not the first offence against you. This was not the life you ever deserved. And this will not be your undoing. Slowly, you plot. But when your husband returns in triumph, you become a woman with a choice. Acceptance or vengeance, infamy follows both. So, you bide your time and force the gods’ hands in the game of retribution. For you understood something long ago that the others never did. If power isn’t given to you, you have to take it for yourself. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Briar makes a deal with her school’s star basketball player, Darcy, to fake date in spite of their glaring differences. But when she finds out he drinks blood with his sack lunch, and that her ex wants his kind dead… she might be in over her head. Darcy agreed to be Briar’s “boyfriend” until the end of the school year. Now, if he could just control his tottering teenage-vampire hormones, and be rid of the intrusive romantic thoughts about Briar (that are coming much more frequently than he would like.) Amazon
All The World’s A Stage, As They Say…In 1876 Philadelphia, Benjamin Grimm knows real life is much like the theater-people play their parts, hiding behind the illusion of their lives and never revealing their secrets. When he reunites with his childhood friend Eleanor Banneker, his delight turns to dismay. On learning she has been under a spell for the past seven years, forced to live as a servant in her own home, he realizes how sinister some secrets can be. Ellie has spent the long years since her mother’s death under her stepmother’s watchful and unforgiving eye. Bewitched and hidden in plain sight, it seemed no one could help Ellie escape. Not even her own father, likewise bespelled. When she encounters Ben one evening, he seems immune to the magic that binds her. Her hope rekindles along with their friendship. But time is running short. If they do not find a way to break the curse before midnight on New Year’s Eve, both Ellie and her father will be bound forever.
Isle San Belle is in your blood, and your blood is in Isle San Belle…Rosaline has magic in her blood, but it’s been strangled by her cruel stepmother. Forced from her island home as her stepmother transforms it into a tourists’ playground, a grieving Rosaline follows a tiny voice into the darkness. What awaits? A shapeshifter who claims to be the link between Rosaline’s dormant magic and her mother’s final gift. Avion has waited his whole life for a chance to help Rosaline blossom, but the girl he meets is withered and powerless. Or so it seems…Can Rosaline and Avion restore each other’s magic and the power of Isle San Belle? Amazon
There have been a rash of grave robberies in Haven Hollow lately…So maybe it’s not such a surprise that during one of my open houses, I find my eyes tracking every movement of a suspicious-looking character. Suspicious, as in everything about this guy, is shifty… from how he keeps trying to avoid attention to his extreme interest in my client’s china cabinet. So when the same man winds up dead on a random grave in the cemetery between Poppy and Wanda’s houses? Yeah… something is rotten in the state of Oregon. Things get even stranger when I find two objects randomly stashed in strange hiding spots—objects that hum with their own type of electricity. As if all of that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, there’s my relationship with Roy…Roy believes we are destined to be together—that it’s written in the cosmos. But I’m not sure how I feel about that—actually, I am sure how I feel about it—I don’t like it. Not one bit. Because all I want—more than anything else—is to be loved and desired for me. Not for my Succubus pheromones and definitely not because Fate willed it so. AmazonKU
I used to know the Devil, only back then he was called Arthur, and he was a seventy-eight-year-old dairy farmer from Yorkshire. Kat is haunted by memories of her past. Memories of her first job at a nursing home, where Arthur Shipton would raise hell in search of his flat cap. Of boyfriends who preferred prettier girls, and the cakes she ate to fill her hungry heart. Now thirty, no amount of comfort food can help her get over her divorce. But Stella—Arthur’s granddaughter—might. Beautiful and mysterious, there’s something about Stella that inspires Kat to leave the safety of her couch. She can’t help but think Stella has something to do with Arthur’s recent death, but the closer she gets to Stella, the less it matters. With Stella’s magical pull, Kat feels an old hunger—one long since buried with the crumbs of cake—reawaken. Cake Craft is a dark, bisexual novella set in the Gothic moors of Yorkshire with a pinch of the paranormal. It’s a story of trauma, desire, and hunger—and a whole lot of Grandma’s ginger sponge. This edition also includes the following short stories by Hannah-Freya Blake: ‘Mother Magpie’, ‘House Proud’, and ‘Old Jack’. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Surprise! I died…again. Except this time, I’m dead-dead. I’m told this is the type of death that not even a Phoenix can come back from…It’s a good thing I suck at following the rules.Klutz: Phoenix Unleashed is the final book in the But Did You Die series.Ryls comes into her full power and does what she does best… create chaos! Nothing in heaven or hell will stop her from getting back to her mates. Phoenix Unleashed is filled with steam, humor, and includes a HEA ending- I pinky promise! AmazonKU
Stupid cupids, save your arrows and stop betting on me. I’m not playing hard to get. I just don’t want to fall in love! Seen it, gagged over it. No thanks. I don’t care how hard those two sexy cupids try to make me fall for someone. It’s not happening! Thanks for the effort boys… but I’ll pass. I’m nothing more than a bet to them. Well, the joke is on them, because they’ve both fallen for me! And now they’ve stopped trying to get me to fall in love with a human and set their sights on me. These cupids are determined to win my heart, even if being with me will cost them everything… not just their cupid title. I’d better stockpile some cupid-be-gone spray, since these winged hunks won’t stop following me around like lovesick swans. They are kind of sweet, I guess, but I’m not in the market for any man, let alone a cupid… or two. AmazonKU
An omega test subject. A secret facility that needs her back. The scent-matched pack with secrets. I’ve been at the Centre for years; enough time that freedom isn’t something I consider anymore. So when a pack of alphas break me out and swear to keep me safe, it should be a dream come true. Especially when they claim I’m their scent matched omega. But years of tests and experiments have ruined my sense of smell, and I’m forced to take their word for it. They’re handsome enough to be a dream pack, but I know better than most if something seems too good to be true, it is. After so long surviving alone, I don’t know how to trust anymore, and I can’t shake the feeling that they’re keeping secrets from me. Secrets with the potential to tear us apart. I have two options:
Trust that a misfit omega like me can have the life I was too scared to hope for, or go back to protecting myself alone. Even if I go with them, could I ever fall for this pack? Or have years of experimentation left me a broken omega? AmazonKU
Finding my sister was one thing, keeping her alive is another…I expected a fight when I found my sister, not to find her next to death. Now I’m on a time limit to save her, and I’ve already exhausted every option in front of me. Well, except for trying to yet another teacher from yet another magical faction that no one is sure even exists any more…If you love kick-ass heroines and magical adventures, you’ll love EARTH, the fourth book in L.C. Mawson’s new F/F urban fantasy series, Daughter of Nature.
Amazon NOTE: Other books in the series are on Apple Books and Kobo
Salem, Massachusetts 1692. Fiery Abigail Smith is too beautiful for her own good in the fervent community of Puritans exiled from England. As her father grieves her mother’s death, Abigail must save her siblings from starvation –she trades her body for food until a jealous wife betrays her as a witch. On the eve of the trial that will surely end in her execution, she prays desperately for rescue. And finds herself falling through time to meet a modern man who will save her life and win her heart! Danvers, the modern era. Michael Tennant has business success and the money that follows, but his love life is in tatters. Heartbroken after discovering The One loves another man, Mike has sworn off women – only to find one dressed like a filthy pilgrim in the middle of his flagship store! Mike and Abigail could live happily ever after if Abigail didn’t shift from past to present without knowing why. And the man charged with destroying Salem’s witches is stalking her in both timelines – hoping to be her executioner regardless of what era they find themselves in. Will they send him back to his own time, or is Abigail doomed to living for what little time she has left as one of Salem’s nameless witches? AmazonKU
My twin sister is the true queen of Aryd. She survives, hiding and clinging to life in the desert, while I reign as the false queen alongside the monstrous King Eidolon. There’s only one escape from this gilded prison: Reven. My Shadowraith. My heart. Only the shadows that he struggles to control are growing more sinister, more powerful. It’s just a matter of time before they turn on him…and on me. Even escape doesn’t mean true freedom, though, when we’re still on the run from Eidolon’s unstoppable armies. And when we discover there’s a traitor among us, I have no choice…I must become the queen I was never meant to be. Because as one evil hunts me, the other loves me more than himself. And my fate lies with both. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Some things can’t be fixed. Dawsyn – I risked everything to keep my best friend alive and now…I have no idea what to expect next. All I know for sure is that Knox needs to die. Whether that’s by my hand or someone’s else’s, I don’t care. Cillian – With everything falling apart around me, all I can focus on is Dawsyn. Keeping her safe and by my side is what matters most after the betrayal we’ve been through. Though, the war we’re about to face isn’t making any of this easy. AmazonKU
Foes, allies, and one reassembled fierce corpse converge on the Guanyin Temple for a climactic showdown. With decades-long schemes finally unveiled, and dark secrets unearthed, the events of this rain-battered night will decide not just the fate of the entire cultivation world–but also that of a love story two lifetimes in the making. Also included are eight short stories that focus on the future and the past. From magical incense burners to tense banquets, to lotus-pod hunting and nighttime expeditions with the juniors, these stories span from dawn to dusk and so much more!
She’s the enemy. Loving her could turn his world to flames. When Seraphina Nova’s younger sister is captured by her enemy, the Forest Fae, she will do everything in her power to get her back. Even if it means breaking into enemy territory, taking the chief’s heir as her prisoner, and using him to ensure her sister’s safe return. Getting poisoned and literally dragged across the entire forest had never been on Bastien Dalena’s agenda, even if his captor had nice legs and beautiful wings. Despite the danger to his life, he knows one thing—Seraphina’s kiss is hot. It’s fire. It’s deadly. And he can’t help but want to feel the burn of her flames. But as war reaches its peak between their people, an unexpected danger threatens their lives and forces them to fight together and build a fragile trust. Time is running short. He must form an alliance with Seraphina… Before their people destroy each other first. AmazonKU
Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world. Centuries later, their descendants worship dragons as gods. But the “gods” remember, and they do not forgive. Thief Arcady scrapes a living on the streets of Vatra. Desperate, Arcady steals a powerful artifact from the bones of the Plaguebringer, the most hated person in Lumet history. Only Arcady knows the artifact’s magic holds the key to a new life among the nobles at court and a chance for revenge. The spell connects to Everen, the last male dragon foretold to save his kind, dragging him through the Veil. Disguised as a human, Everen soon learns that to regain his true power and form and fulfil his destiny, he only needs to convince one little thief to trust him enough to bond completely–body, mind, and soul—and then kill them. Yet the closer the two become, the greater the risk both their worlds will shatter.
The Argyros siblings have lost everything. With their father dead and their family home captured, they’re no longer the rulers of their fractured kingdom—and no longer bound to each other. In the frozen north, Rhea struggles to wield her newly inherited command over death and to find her place in an increasingly distrustful rebel group. Chrysanthi travels to a distant, war-torn land in search of her elusive brother Nitsos, certain that he is there on a dangerous mission to restore the family to its former glory, this time with himself at its head. And Lexos, now stripped of all his power and a political prisoner of the Domina family, is left to rot in a hauntingly desolate palace with nothing but thoughts of revenge. Alone and farther apart than they’ve ever been, the siblings must reckon with the pain of their past and find a new path forward—or risk their own destruction.
VS note: Sounds good! Put it on my TBR list.
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them. With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant. She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise. Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret. Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.
Pamela Colman Smith, newly arrived from New York to her birthplace of London, is received as an oddball in Victorian society. Her second sight helps her in her new job: illustrating tarot cards for the Golden Dawn, a newly formed occult group. But when Pamela refuses to share her creations with Aleister Crowley, a controversial magician, he issues a threat: give up the cards’ power, or he’ll harm her muses. In the midst of this battle, two of Pamela’s idols, the actors Henry Irving and William Terriss, take her under their wing. Henry, who tutors her as the leader of the Lyceum Theatre, becomes the muse for her Magician card. William Terriss, teaching her by examples of instinct and courage, becomes the muse for her Fool card. As Pamela begins to create the tarot deck, she is almost overwhelmed by the race to possess the magical power of her cards. In order to defeat Aleister, Henry and William will have to transform into living incarnations of the Magician and the Fool—and Pamela will have to learn how to conjure her own magic.
When a surprise inheritance and whirlwind romance offer Mae a chance to escape her repressive aunt, she’s all too eager to elope and start life anew in her childhood home. But when she and her new husband arrive, the towering Victorian sits in disrepair, and Mae learns that her father’s decade-old, unsolved murder is still a source of rumor and speculation in town. Leading the charge to unravel the mystery surrounding her father’s death is Ollie, a vibrant genderqueer and an outsider in their hometown. Sure that solving the cold case will land them a coveted job in the police department, Ollie gains access to the Victorian by agreeing to do maintenance work on the property. Inside, Mae is taunted by a feminine specter, soft voices from empty rooms, and distinct melodies of Lady Paola: the priceless, Stradivarius violin stolen the night of her father’s murder. Forte, mezzo-forte, the measured, andante cadence. Her hiss, her pull, her scream. Mae fears the house is haunted by her father’s spirit, her husband believes she’s going the way of her mother–slipping into madness, but Ollie suspects something more sinister is at play. If Ollie and Mae can’t work together to uncover the Victorian’s secrets, Mae will join her mother in an institution or her father in the grave.
Bronwyn is only supposed to be in rural Hillwoods for a year. Her grandmother is in hospice, and her father needs to get her affairs in order. And they’re all meant to make some final memories together. Except Bronwyn is miserable. Her grandmother is dying, everyone is standoffish, and she can’t even go swimming. All she hears are warnings about going in the water, despite a gorgeous lake. And a pool at the abandoned rec center. And another in the high school basement. Anais tries her hardest to protect Bronwyn from the shadows of Hillwoods. She follows her own rituals to avoid any unnecessary attention—and if she can just get Bronwyn to stop asking questions, she can protect her too. The less Bronwyn pays attention to Hillwoods, the less Hillwoods will pay attention to Bronwyn. She doesn’t get that the lore is, well, truth. History. Pain. The living aren’t the only ones who seek retribution when they’re wronged. But when Bronwyn does more exploring than she should, they are both in for danger they couldn’t expect. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Nat Drozdova is desperate to save a life. Doctors can do little for her cancer-ridden mother, who insists there is only one cure—and that Nat must visit a skyscraper in Manhattan to get it. Amid a snow-locked city, inside a sleek glass-walled office, Nat makes her plea and is whisked into a terrifying new world. For the skyscraper holds a hungry winter goddess who has the power to cure her mother…if Nat finds a stolen object of great power. Now Nat must travel with a razor-wielding assassin across an American continent brimming with terror, wonder, and hungry divinities with every reason to consume a young woman. For her ailing mother is indeed suffering no ordinary illness, and Nat Drozdova is no ordinary girl. Blood calls to blood, magic to magic, and a daughter may indeed save what she loves…if it doesn’t consume her first. This is the way to the Dead God’s Heart.
1919. In a Highland village forgotten by the world, the young people who remain after war and flu will soon head south to make something of themselves. Moira Jean and her friends venture to the forest for a last night of laughter before parting ways. Moira Jean is being left behind. She too planned to leave once – but her lover died in France and, with him, her future. The friends light a fire and dance. But, with every twirl about the flames, strange new dancers thread between them, music streaming from the trees. The Fae have joined the dance. Suddenly Moira Jean finds herself all alone, her friends spirited away. For the Fae feel left behind and forgotten too. Led by the darkly handsome Lord of the Fae, they are out to make themselves known once more. Moira Jean must enter into a bargain with the Lord to save her friends – and fast, for the longer they spend with the Fae, the less like themselves they will be upon return. If Moira Jean cannot save her friends before Beltane, they will be lost forever.
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
When you live in a world where alphas ruled all, you have to fight for the scraps, for your place, and demonstrate that you’re more than a breeder. So that’s what I did, and with my two alphas at my side, I made a safe community among the desolation. But peace never lasts. And my alphas are keeping secrets. When our community comes under attack, the mysterious leader Rowan offers protection for a price—Me. Can I trust the enigmatic alpha, Rowan? And more importantly, do I have a choice?
Amazon NOTE: Book one is in AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 17.
Struggling to make sense of her life after a bitter divorce, Fleur La Salle has returned to her hometown of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, to rebuild her self-confidence. She longs to rekindle the passion for painting that she lost during her brief marriage. Even more urgently, she hopes to discover the meaning behind her recurring dreams of a mysterious woman pleading for help, dreams that increasingly feel real. Fleur’s grandmother Eileen, the healer who raised Fleur, intuits a connection between these dreams and their family secret: generations of women said to suffer from an ancient curse. So when a strange letter arrives from Scotland, Eileen encourages Fleur to act quickly, to go claim her disputed inheritance and uncover the details of their shadowy ancestry before it’s too late. On the remote Scottish Isle of Mull, Fleur stumbles upon a hidden portal of standing stones where her dreams become visceral encounters that cause her physical trauma. Suddenly, the year is AD 560, when Picts roamed, establishing societies of myth and magic. Fleur finds herself racing against time to unlock the secret of her family curse and to unravel the meaning of her dreams. Could she be the mysterious woman, and could the man recently appearing beside her be Thomas B. Hayden, the attractive historical architect Fleur briefly dated back home—the same man now disputing Fleur’s inheritance? Are her dreams a peek at true love’s destiny . . . or a warning? AmazonKU
When an invitation to a murder mystery weekend at the Wilder Mansion is delivered, Detective Jude Byrne is all in for a few days of rest and relaxation, even though the house is rumored to be haunted by Aramis Wilder, who was viciously murdered nearly forty years ago. Jude figures with his detective training he’ll be able to solve the fictional crimes in no time. Psychic Copeland Forbes knows better than to take things at face value. The party is being hosted by Minerva Wilder, older sister of the murdered Aramis, who does not believe the man convicted in her sister’s death is guilty. Cope thinks the invitation is a thinly disguised ruse to get a detective and medium to help solve the decades-old murder once and for all. When one of the invitees is none other than Aramis’s convicted killer, newly released from prison, Jude wonders if he’s back to take revenge on the people who sent him to jail or to prove he was innocent all along. After a prominent guest is brutally murdered, Jude and Cope realize there is a killer with unfinished business among them. Only one person has all the answers, the ghost of honor, Aramis Wilder. Will she reveal the name of her killer, or will Jude and Cope be next? AmazonKU
Only he can prevent the tapestry of time from unraveling. Only she can kill him. Yet he will do anything to claim her. Tarset, a captive of time, is trapped in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egypt’s history. Torn between her fated soulmate, Atum, and the life she left behind, she must grapple with a heartrending choice. As she navigates her new reality, a dangerous, uncontrollable power grows within her, threatening to consume everything in its path. Haunted by the guilt of a deadly event born from her burgeoning abilities, Tarset fears there will never be a place for her in this ancient era or the future she left behind. As her power spirals out of control, Atum becomes her anchor. But will his love be enough to save her from the encroaching darkness? Can Atum help Tarset tame the inferno within and forge a destiny that unites the fractured timeline, or will the shadows of her heart swallow these star-crossed lovers whole? Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Lizzy Lockstead recognized her pack as a girl. Too bad they didn’t. After years of pinning for Jacob and his pack, Lizzy has given up on fated mates, scent-matches, and love. Coming into her twenty-first year after graduating from the state Omega Finishing Academy, she makes her way back home to Knotty Pines, resigned to settle for a life without her alphas by her side. Just when she has given up hope, the pack comes for her, pleading forgiveness. Will she find room in her heart to forgive her alphas and join the pack she knows is meant for her? Can she trust them with her heart after all this time? Jacob Edwards lost his omega right out from under his nose. After years of searching for his pack’s omega, he realizes she was there all along. His best friend’s younger sister wasn’t the omega he was expecting, but when he finds a trace of her scent the summer she turns twenty-one there is no denying who she is to them. The hunt is on, but Lizzy blocks them at every turn. How could he, Mateo, and Rhett make such a huge mistake? How will he ever get her to come back to him when they denied her for so long?A rejected-mate and a pack sworn to bring their omega home. Can Lizzy swallow her pride in order to forgive her alphas? AmazonKU
Second year at Exemplar is about to begin, and Dean Belmont and the Celestial Council have no idea what’s coming for them. Wyatt, my pain in the butt Gemini twin, is free from Branston’s evil juju. My mates, while not totally all-in with each other, are all-in with me. And the Magi Resistance is taking down Magi-tek servers and searching the planet for our founding father—Griffin Galilei. Celestial Council, we’re coming for you. Dean Belmont and the Branstons may have messed up ideas of how to use Wyatt and me to get the power they crave, but they’re delusional. We’re not going to be their puppets. We’re not going to sit and watch them leech the Source from the fae citizens. And I’m certainly not going to play a staring role in Chad Branston’s personal Handmaid’s Tale. Yeah-no, never going to happen. With threats mounting within the walls of Exemplar, lines are drawn, and the survival of the Magi Knights hangs in the balance. Luckily, I’m not alone. I have…Maverick – my protective and broody wolf. River – my loveable and loyal bear. Brody – my vampire, hot for teacher mentor. Jack – my not-so-nerdy genius. AmazonKU
Parc Kingsley has watched his brother wolves and shifters at the Mercer coven find their mates, and while he is a bit envious, he is happy with his life and happy to wait for fate’s time to play out. That time schedule moves a lot faster than he expected when the Cincinnati Police conduct another midnight raid on Club Zephyr and Parc comes face to face with an Officer named Danny Atwater. Parc knows that nothing in his life will ever be the same. Officer Danny Atwater is new to the Cincinnati force. Coming from the Police force in Toledo, he’s been on desk duty for past few months. He’s the newbie and he knows they need time to feel him out, but he feels ready to be off the desk. What he doesn’t expect is that his first night off the desk is a raid on the infamous leather and dom club Zephyr and that the man he would meet that night, Parc Kingsley, would lead him into a world of danger, love, and corruption. Only together will Parc and Danny keep themselves and the pack safe. Fate and love is never wrong. Amazon
VS Note: Previously published on Vella.
It’s the night before my wedding, and I just found out my beta fiancé is cheating on me.
When I receive a series of texts from the other woman, complete with photos and screenshots, I have to make a choice. Option #1: Roll over and take it, because that’s what everyone expects from people like me. Option #2: Maturely contact him before the wedding and call things off. Option #3: Show up at the church in full bridal regalia and blow up his effing life. Guess which option I chose? Revenge is sweet, right up until he destroys me in turn, leaving me with nothing and no one. Penniless, with no job, no family, and no place to live, I accept help from the charismatic owners of Club Zephyr, London’s hottest new adult nightspot. Gruff ex-constable Spencer, who plays white knight on his days off. Dark-eyed Hamid, whose hidden depths are even darker than mine. Aloof Xavier, with his tragic past and lonely present. And sweet, broken Angel, whose trust issues pulse through his veins like fresh blood. Our sharp edges should slice each other to ribbons, but instead, we slot together like puzzle pieces. I never wanted a pack, but now I’m second-guessing myself. As we inch closer, I feel myself sliding into a new kind of danger. It’s easy to say “no strings attached,” but how long can I keep my heart unbound? AmazonKU
VS Note: Previously published on Vella
Just when I think I’ve escaped my troubled past, everything around me blows up.
My life with the Corbyn pack feels like a fairytale. I have friends, a great job, a hot boyfriend, and a rich, successful pack offering to bond with both of us. But my cheating ex has secrets of his own, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I can’t bring him or his slimeball family down. When he uses my men as leverage against me, I’m not sure my new relationships will survive the carnage. Will my pack stand by me, even when I’m on my knees? AmazonKU
Farren and her men suddenly find themselves thrust into the next challenge in the Warrior Games, but it appears that the fae world has taken things into her own hands, throwing things their way that they hadn’t even thought to prepare for. It doesn’t help that she hasn’t deemed it necessary to fill them in on the finer details. Yet. Shocking truths and revealed secrets keep them all on their toes, add in some bloody deaths, pasts coming back to haunt them and a healthy dose of corruption. They’re about to find themselves on a twisted ride that none of them can get off of, and if the feelings between them all continue to grow, they won’t want to. AmazonKU
Jumpy investigator Quentin never expected a small town single dad to be his biggest weakness. Or welcome him into his family. On the hunt for a lead in small town Darlington, Quentin instead finds Leo, a broad-chested shifter alpha. The man’s surly and grumpy with a clear distrust for visitors. But, there’s no denying that he puts Quentin in a toe-curling heat he’s never felt before. With feisty twin daughters, Leo has no time for the sweet-scented omega poking around his pack. Even if destiny has other ideas, Leo won’t admit his wolf’s obsession means Quentin is his fated mate. It’s clear – he needs protection. Quentin can’t be distracted from his mission. Everything depends on it. Until an unexpected attack leaves the hurt omega in Leo’s care. The human never expected to be protected… Or given sweaty self-defense lessons. Or be invited to eight-year-old girls’ birthday party. Or be told he’s destined as Leo’s mate. But the hunter has become the hunted. The longer Quentin stays, the closer his villains come. And they’re out for shifter blood. There’s only one way to protect his newfound family — and it might tear Quentin and Leo apart. AmazonKU
Missy returns to West Point after her semester at the Naval Academy. Things all seem to go nicely at first. Her mobster buddies are no longer causing problems. Things in the Mid-East are winding down and the U.S. will be withdrawing its troops later that year. Everyone is watching how the new administration in the U.S. will be handling things. The transition team does have concerns, however. Once they discover supernaturals exist and how some of them have been helping defend the country, their initial reaction is to seek some rules for engagement. Missy is so powerful they consider her to be a weapon of mass destruction which must be controlled. Then, the new Defense Secretary asks Missy to use her teleporting ability to do some more spying. What threats might there be from secret nuclear programs being carried out by their enemies? What will she find? And … what will she be asked to do about it? AmazonKU
Can a cursed playboy warlock solve a murder and mend his ways before it’s too late?
Life is going great for Clementine. She’s engaged to a fantastic guy in Rufus and has started planning her wedding. It’s all bluebirds and bouquets. That is until her fiancé’s cousin shows up. He’s a warlock in trouble. You see, he’s cursed. Devlin has been hexed so that his magic doesn’t work. No problem. Rufus is a fantastic wizard. He can cure Devlin in record time. The only problem is—Rufus doesn’t want to. Devlin is a playboy with a huge emphasis on the play part. He’s always got a woman on each arm—and sometimes those women are married. Before Rufus will cure Devlin, he must stop all the womanizing. Done. Sort of. When one of Devlin’s girlfriends winds up dead, he becomes the primary suspect and he wants to flee the scene of the crime. Can Rufus and Clem convince Devlin that they need to find the killer? Will he grow up enough to help them and win back his power? Or will Rufus’s cousin sink in the mire of his own immaturity and spend the rest of his life in prison? AmazonKU
Rain clings to life by her fingertips. She’s lost too much blood. The assassin circles her, waiting for her to succumb, but Rain made a vow to her mate, the Duke of Night. She promised him the head of his enemies, and she longs to seat him on the empty throne. Night only offered her a marriage of convenience. Now she’s determined to win his heart and keep hers beating. Succumbing just isn’t in the cards. The looming war between Seelie and Unseelie threatens to overwhelm all that she holds dear, but Rain has a will unmatched by death. When knocked down, she always gets back up again. She’ll search through the mysteries of her past to recruit every available ally. She’ll face each adversary who threatens her new unconventional family with her dagger in hand and her demon familiar at her side. The duke doesn’t believe in love, but Rain just might trust in it enough for the both of them. AmazonKU
Years ago, at a carnival, Alpha Bear, Nem, was told that a spirit followed him around. He never really gave it a second thought. Fortune tellers are all about the mysterious, the absurd, and just making their bucks, right? He walked away with a funny story to tell, but when he arrives in Heartville to meet his newborn godson, Prince, the pack’s seer keeps giving him dirty looks that don’t go away after he meets his true-mate in the woods. Omega wolf, Cedar, believes he’s cursed. Perhaps it’s carried over from something that happened during the War of the Wildlands, or maybe his captors did something magical to him that he didn’t know about. Either way, months after he’s saved and set free, he still faints anytime he feels any real emotion. He’s decent enough at hiding it. At least, he was until he met his true-mate, Nem. No one can ignore their emotions when they meet the person who sets off their true-mate response, but Cedar just wants to live a normal curse free life. Together Nem and Cedar are haunted by the past, by Cedar’s curse, and by Nem’s ghost. Will love be enough to overcome the unseen things that haunt these true-mates? AmazonKU
VS Note: Listed in Erotica.
Atty is contracted to a wolf pack to fulfill a prophecy, and they have educated her to be a good mate to their upcoming king. The night before her wedding makes her throw fate to the winds, and the next day at the ceremony, she rejects all that she had been raised to expect and makes a run for it. Her exit from the pack did not leave her unscathed, so she drives as far as she can and pleads her case to the moon when forced to walk. She sits and draws patterns on the stone under her before feeling serenity flow through her and giving her the strength to continue her journey. Years pass as she goes from menial jobs to manager positions to opening her own café in a downtown highrise. When she meets the building owner, there is something familiar about him, and the familiar thing is her own magic in a huge grey body covered with carved glyphs. How he got her power is a mystery, but the look in his eyes says that they have met before. She hates to think it, but he’s right. Amazon
VS Note: From the blurb for book one: “If you like plucky heroines, lovable characters, and ghost mysteries set in Maine, you’ll love this cozy, paranormal series.”
“Tis the season to be haunted…falalalalalala AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release of a serial formerly on Vella.
She fell in love with the charming lord. Now, she has to learn to live with the dragon. The revelations of Wylhier have Cera questioning the nature of her relationship with Isael. Meanwhile, Isael finds himself reevaluating his priorities as a figure from his past reemerges. AmazonKU
Five years ago, I awoke in a Greek hospital with no memories except for a name, Elin, some numbers, and a restless urge to search for something. Since then, I’ve travelled the world looking for a place where I can finally rest. BiFrost, Manitoba is where I find home. Or maybe it is just my sexy, married neighbours, Arran and Hurrit, that make me feel that way. They own a charter service for hunters and fishermen, for people who want to explore. And boy do I ever want to explore. As we draw closer, secrets need to be shared. Ones that can either make us or break us. The problem is… I don’t even know my own. But when all is revealed and the dust settles, will the relationship we forge be one of the casualties? Amazon Apple Books
Memphis – Moving to Mistvale was the best decision I could’ve made for myself and my son Neel. I loved having the Mistvale clan to depend on, and Neel was flourishing. But when he kept mentioning the griffin librarian who seemed to elude me every time I visited the library, it made me curious. Who was this man, and why was I the only one who hadn’t seen him? When we finally crossed paths, it was for a completely different reason. The griffin needed my help, and I couldn’t bring myself to say no, Orion – Being a librarian in a small town where a storm dragon watched over the supes was safe. It was secure. I liked my life, even if it got somewhat lonely. Being lonely was better than being hurt. When my past came back to haunt me with what looked like a wicked twist of fate, I needed help. Asking an incubus for help was the last thing I wanted to do, but his son convinced me it would be a good idea. What I hadn’t expected was how sweet this particular incubus was. I just needed his help, but I couldn’t help liking him more with each day we spent together. AmazonKU
Holly has spent her life in the background ever since she was little. Whether it was helping her papa or helping her best friend, she’s spent years playing supporting roles to the others around her. Until she met her mates. Now this Empath witch is dealing with some very big feelings as she becomes the sole focus of two fierce Fae twins and an elegant Elven warrior. But there’s barely any time to get to know each other before corruption strikes again, unleashing a new wave of uncertainty across an already shaky Realm. When the clues lead their path close to home, will Holly learn that stepping out of the shadows and into the light is sometimes the only way to fight for the life you really want? Or will she continue to play the supporting role even at the cost of her mates? Read on for Holly and her mates’ journey as they root out the rest of the corruption so the Realm can begin to rebuild. This is a why-choose paranormal fantasy romance with MMF and FF in it. AmazonKU
Three possessive alpha brothers. One ruined omega finding her strength. And two pack leaders intent on a war that could divide them all forever. For years, the High Rocks Pack and the Sea Wolves have been locked in a ruthless battle for supremacy. But upon my arrival on Desolation Island, I claimed a mate that had been designated for another – the alpha’s other daughter. Now, he languishes in a hospital bed, seething with hatred towards me. Lucas and Asher have forgiven me, but we’re far from out of the woods yet. The secrets behind this war stretch further back than I imagined, threatening to unravel fragile alliances between packs, leaving all of us – including our unborn child – on the brink of destruction. Can I convince Maverick that I never meant to hurt him? That my love for him was never an act, but the calling of my heart. Can Lucas and Asher help me unearth enough evidence to bring our enemies down before they crush us? And will I survive long enough to bring my baby into this crazy world? All I know is, wolf shifter or not, these men belong to me. I have claimed them for all time, and I will fight to the death for what is mine. AmazonKU
Being turned into a Valkyrie put a crimp in a girl’s dating plans, even when the rest of the town was full of monsters. Isla Hart figured the odds of finding her happily ever after were slim when she sprouted wings…until she saved Cooper Madison’s life and couldn’t get him out of her head. Too bad he was human, and it wasn’t as though she’d ever see him again anyway. Unable to pilot planes after an accident, Cooper was in search of somewhere to figure out what came next. When he rented a cabin near where his plane had gone down, he never expected to run into the woman he thought was a figment of his imagination. Or that he’d fall head over heels in love with her. AmazonKU
Wilder Bearly – It’s true. I’m a dumb*ss. Doing my brother a quick favor leads to the biggest shock of my life—his mate’s youngest sister is my soulmate. The second Cora Sweet opens the door, I lose my heart and my mind. My mouth takes off without consulting my brain or my inner bear and I end up p*ss*ng her off. After convincing myself I can fight this attraction, I act like an idiot and give Cora more reasons to hate my guts. When I finally wake up and admit she owns me heart and soul, I have my work cut out for me. The youngest Sweet sister isn’t ready to forgive and forget. My mate is determined to put me through the wringer and my only choice is taking my punishment like a man. After all, I’ll do whatever it takes to win my sweet tart’s heart and keep her forever. Cora Sweet – Wilder Bearly is the biggest, hottest jerk I’ve ever met. One second he’s grumbling under his breath that I’m his mate then the next second he’s hauling ass in the opposite direction. I tell myself it’s for the best since I’m nowhere near ready to settle down but Wilder’s rejection hurts. Big time. I tell myself to forget about him and move on. Too bad, I find it almost impossible to avoid the surly bear shifter. The more we’re thrown together, the stronger the pull between us grows. But I’m not ready to give in just yet. I’m going to take great pleasure in torturing him before I cave and admit my heart belongs to the big jerk. AmazonKU
VS NOTE: OK I had triggers right there in the blurb. Bad things happening to children.
As a human domina, Camille‘s only purpose in life is to birth vampire children for the powerful the Quiet King. Trapped within the castle walls under strict rules and constant surveillance by guards, Camille has spent the last two years, witnessing the brutal slaughter of innocent babies and insurmountable atrocities to other women. Camille decides to take matters into her own hands and plans to escape with the help of a vampire Path Finder named Xander, who is known for aiding many humans out of slavery. But as Camille and Xander embark on their adventure, she soon discovers that Xander holds secrets that could change their world forever. Together, Camille and Xander navigate a dangerous and thrilling journey filled with romance, mystery, and edge-of-your-seat action. AmazonKU
He could show her they’re meant to be. Sayer is used to getting what he wants. He’s got more money and power than most and he’s used it to get to where he is today. Now that he’s settled, he’s looking for the missing piece of his life. His mate. When he catches her scent, he figures that mating her will be as easy as everything else in his life. He was wrong. Not only is Snow content with her simple life in the woods but she’s got three overprotective brothers who aren’t going to let Sayer anywhere near their little sister. Not without a fight, anyway. Sayer can’t stay away, though. Not when he’s finally found his missing piece. She’s his fated mate, the sweet, pure snow to his jaded wolf, but Sayer knows that this isn’t a fairytale. She loves her family and is never going to leave them behind. Unless he can change her mind and steal her before she has a chance to get away. AmazonKU
Banished by his father and laird, Rory Sutherland does what he swore he’d never do—return to Scotland. But a dangerous threat has risen, and it’s turned its gaze to his beloved home. He risks everything to find the witch who can stop the growing menace. Asa’s power and beauty excites him. Her allure seduces him. She’s his match in every way. And nothing will ever be the same after being touched by her magic. For Asa, being a witch has been a blessing and a curse. For every good thing in her life, the tragedy that follows has been crushing. She’s rudderless, adrift without a plan. Until a dark, sexy Highlander crosses her path with a dire warning. She’s being hunted by a dark force that intends to use her powerful bloodline. Bound to Rory by their quest and Fate, a passion ignites that consumes them. Against all odds they found each other, but they need to survive the coming war…or be ruined. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Spread the ashes, find her future, meet an overly eager harpy, a gargoyle and the love of a lifetime? Belle might not be new to Eerie, but she’s got a lot to learn. Belle Isle came to Eerie because she needed to hide, but also to spread her late mother’s ashes. According to the will, she needs to visit Chester’s Corners within Eerie. The job seems easy until her car breaks down, stranding her on the side of the road. She’s convinced she’s at her lowest point. Then she sees the gargoyle, and her entire world changes. Azel wasn’t looking for love, but he knew the moment Belle set foot in Eerie. His harpy eagle, Melanie, knew there was something special about Belle, too. He refuses to let her tackle the job of spreading those ashes alone — especially when he finds out she’s being followed by a shadow from her past who wants to ruin her future.
Specialist wanted to work with an Old Family business to neutralise problems as they rise up. When fearless, paranormal hunter Cassie Evans reads the classified ads she knows this is no ordinary funeral home job. The owner hasn’t a clue about the true meaning of inherited old family traditions and rituals. And the dead do not always stay dead, they sit up, and they bite. Cassie loves nothing better than despatching rogue paranormal creatures. Now she finds herself babysitting a client that is clueless of her heritage and the magic that lies dormant within her. Magic that is required to keep the gate to hell from opening. Cassie must navigate their differing beliefs and unravel the secrets of her heritage, as they work together to stop the Hell Gate splintering beyond repair. But as an unexpected attraction develops, Cassie finds herself torn between her duty and her heart.Darkness is rising, and it’s coming straight for Cassie. AmazonKU
What’s the worst thing a vampire hunter could ever experience? Yeah, I got turned. And on top of that… My coven felt my suffering through our bond, making one of my vampire mates come unhinged. My tempting twins want to go on the warpath, too, but my coven and I need to dress our wounds, share our secrets, and heal our hearts. Along the way, we’ll discover how strong we are together. But to ever be worthy of redemption, I’ll need to face my greatest nightmare: The demon hunter I used to love. The vampire I murdered. The devil himself. If we can’t stop him, he’ll torture my mother’s soul for all eternity. Of course, he won’t stop there. He wants to conquer everything, leaving behind only death and flames. Can our brave vampire coven triumph over true evil to save the world? AmazonKU
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“New” is generally plus or minus a week or two. I try to catch up on ones I missed in recent months. And I may mention ‘special items’.
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