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.
What’s worse than being mated to an alien warrior? Finding out your new mate is exiled to Earth, which means your hopes of getting off this forsaken rock just went out the window of his broken down spaceship. In this limited edition collection of romances you’ll find heroes and heroines thrown into heart-pounding adventures as they help their alien mates escape condemnation to exile on Earth, while others settle into a comfortable almost-human existence. Out of this world romance can be found here on Earth with this limited edition collection of alien romances brought to you by a diverse group of USA Today bestselling authors along side some new and notable voices in the genre. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Being stolen from Earth has taught me that there’s nothing in this universe to be trusted. Not people, not promises. So I make sure that I’m prepared for the worst at all times. I fill my homestead with pit traps. I make weapons for fun. I avoid my friendly neighbors.
And I never leave my house if I can help it. So when I find a deathly-ill cat alien on my living room floor, I do what any sensible human woman would do. I put a stun-stick to his jock and demand answers. He should be scared. Terrified. So why is this idiot flirting with me? AmazonKU
It took an angel to make me believe in love. As a woman of science, I am an unabashed, agnostic atheist—until I meet my first angel. Aziel, with big, beautiful wings, claims he’s here to stop humanity from being annihilated. Sounds impressive, but I have questions. Full of arrogance and demands, he wants access to my life’s work while blaming me for the coming apocalypse. It seems my innocuous signal seeking life beyond our galaxy succeeded. Someone heard my invitation, and now the world is in grave danger. At least according to Aziel. As I get to know him, I find myself reevaluating everything I thought I knew. More surprising than my sudden belief in religion, though, is my irrational love for an overbearing angel. But will he defy Heaven’s orders to save me?
Imani James was a hunter, the kind that tracked and killed poachers in wildlife reserves in Tanzania after serving in the army for most of her twenties. She was good at her job, the best, but getting information and support from the Intersolar Union to protect Renata, the human colony on Yaspur, was like pulling teeth. So much so, that it reminded her of the corruption and illegal trade that plagued her work back on Earth. When Imani finds out that Arms Master Vindilus Calgari is leaving Renata to “investigate” the corporation that’s buying up enslaved humans in the Outer Rim, she’s determined to keep him in her sights. She’s done her research. Vindilus was a black market enforcer before he donned his starched uniform. What’s to say he won’t make a sly deal that puts the fragile colony in jeopardy? Imani’s hard-headed suspicions and sharp wit push Vindilus over the edge. He’s been keeping secrets from her for months, but not for the reasons she thinks. When rising tempers lead to tangled sheets, their lives are thrown into uncharted territory. Will they learn to accept each other before their enemies gain the upper hand? AmazonKU
The world seems to be falling apart, all thanks to some ancient lifeform awakening and preying on unsuspecting humans. Deputy Adam Honey and his husband are the only ones who can save humanity from annihilation, and possibly the world from destruction, but it’s a tedious, bizarre journey — and Deputy Honey is four months pregnant, because it’s never that easy. In a slightly dystopian future where people have tried to save the planet with devastating consequences, Adam is on a journey from his childhood at an orphanage to becoming a happy sheriff’s deputy on Nantucket Island to saving the world. The key to saving humanity is for him to understand who he really is.
He’s a bounty hunter sent to Earth to capture her. She’ll fight tooth and nail for her freedom. Sienna Moore is a revered rare—a Strazan native with unique powers—who escaped to Earth with six other Strazanian rares from their vicious, Dronian enemy. Survival is now her only plan. After shifting into human form, she uses mind control to conceal her true identity. Except, nothing can stop the Dronians from closing in on her, or the bounty hunter from another planet who is now also on her trail. Gray Bastine has only one goal: track down Sienna and capture her before the Dronians find and kill her. With his own planet in danger of becoming the Dronians next world to conquer and destroy, he’ll use force if necessary to get Sienna to tell him everything there is to know about their common enemy. A pity she isn’t so easy to acquire. The longer it takes to claim her, the more he realizes her safety is no less important than those of his own people. Even worse, their attraction is making this a mission impossible.
I’ve fallen too hard, too fast, for this alien warrior. And now our story might be over before we’ve even had a chance. Something in Kael’s past has broken him, made him unable to trust anyone else. And our enemies seem determined to turn us against each other. The danger to the Earth is spiraling out of control. And the danger to my heart is only a breath away. AmazonKU
When Mae Wright inherits a shop in Soldark, her dreams of opening her own seamstress business come true. But when she lands in Soldark and bad luck strikes, she’s forced to choose between saving her dog, or the money she came with. With Bobbin safely in hand, she must find a way to make it in a new city almost penniless. Things change when she meets Des, who hires her as a costume designer for the Proserpina Theater. Spending her meagre earnings simply on clothes and food, she’s thrown into destitution yet again when her shop demands more repairs than she can afford. And with the theater close to the brink of going under, she and Des decide to team up to design a costume for the annual spring festival contest—the winnings enough to save both of them from sinking. But with the spring festival looming, Mae finds herself immersed in the comfort and beauty of the Proserpina, the place pulling her away from her own dreams. And when she realizes her feelings for Des, she finds herself even more torn between the two worlds. But her contract is ending, and time is running out to make a decision on her future. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
One second I’m at the top of the highest peak in New Mexico camping with my friends, the next I’m waking up in a stasis pod. This can’t be happening. Aliens aren’t real. Are they? No, I’m being tricked, there’s a hidden camera somewhere. My friends are playing tricks. Then I see him coming at me looking like a real monster. Surely this is a joke. Yet he’s tall and thick and very muscled, and not human. And strangely the attraction is real. Something electric and magnetic passes between us. They say you can’t change fate. And fate has brought me to a place so far from my home, and to a being who looks at me with fresh desire in his eyes. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but an LGBTQ+ scifi cyberpunk release of note.
It’s 2032 and we live in the worst cyberpunk future. Kiera is gigging her ass off to keep the lights on, but her polycule’s social score is so dismal they’re about to lose their crib. That’s why she’s out here chasing cheaters with Angel Herrera, a luddite P.I. who thinks this is The Big Sleep. Then the latest job cuts too deep—hired to locate Herrera’s ex-best friend (who’s also Kiera’s pro bono attorney), they find him murdered instead. Their only lead: a stick of Nag Champa incense dropped at the scene. Next thing Kiera knows, her new crush turns up missing—sans a hand (the real one, not the cybernetic), and there’s the familiar stink of sandalwood across the apartment. Two crimes, two sticks of incense, Kiera framed for both. She told Herrera to lose her number, but now the old man might be her only way out of this bullshit…A fast-talker with a heart of gold, Bang Bang Bodhisattva is both an odd-couple buddy comedy that never knows when to shut up, and an exploration of finding yourself and your people in an ever-mutable world. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
Sixteen-year-old Tamar Linsky has had enough of the never-ending quakes and destruction on an increasingly unstable Earth. Seeking refuge in humanity’s first lunar colony, Lunar Base One, she leaves the slow destruction of her world behind to make her mark as a groundbreaking scientist. While navigating the challenges of the high-tech research facility filled with the brightest young minds from around the globe, she finds herself distracted by a handsome prankster—knowing relationships are forbidden—who threatens to inhibit her goals. Once a catastrophic event back on Earth cuts off all communication with the planet, Tamar and her team must find a way to survive on their own.
ABBY – I have a secret. I’m pregnant. With a human baby. And not a much-needed girl the Sea Sand Gahns would welcome. Nope. I’m carrying a 100% human male. So when the kind, quiet Bitter Sea warrior Kohka tells me he’s leaving for the Deep Sky settlement, I convince (aka, beg) him to take me along. I just need to get away from here. Once in Deep Sky territory, I can lose Kohka and have my secret baby in a cave somewhere. Alone. It may not be the best plan, but it’s the one I’ve got. The only problem? The longer I’m with Kohka, the less I want to leave him. He’s stoic and self-effacing and awkwardly adorable in the sweetest possible way. He makes me feel safe. But if he finds out I’m pregnant, he’ll drag me back to the settlement as fast as he can to try to keep me protected, even if it’s the last thing my child needs. The safety of my baby boy must come first. I have to figure out my next steps in the Deep Sky territory on my own. Even if those steps lead me away from the one man I suddenly want to run to. KOHKA – I once thought nothing was as beautiful as the Bitter Sea. Seeing Abby’s face up close for the first time proved that wrong. It’s not only her face I like…(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Angelia is a hardware tech genius who enjoys her solitary life amid books and robotic technology until a man with silver eyes shapes a new path for her future. As they navigate their feelings for each other, they discover that a few innocent lies only scratch the surface of the dangers they must face together. In a dystopian future, Marina is one of the few surviving human beings on Earth. She fills her isolated days maintaining her high-tech compound, making supply runs to the now desolate New Eastland, and coping with the loss of her mother. One day, her security perimeter alerts her to the presence of a supposedly extinct cat. Before coming to terms with her new feline friend, a traveler appears at her door, calling into question everything she thought she knew. A scientist obsessed with finding a super healing gene sets off a chilling chain of genetic events, unleashing a new breed of extraordinary humans. As those without the gene become expendable, a terrifying struggle for survival ensues, and the consequences of playing with genetic fire changes the course of humanity. As the cast of characters grows in this time-jumping journey, everyone will be faced with one impossible question: what is worth more: evolution and power or love and passion? AmazonKU
VS Note: I went back and read the blurb for book one and it seems “enhanced” involved genetic engineering or DNA manipulation of some sort, conferring special abilities.
Together, they might stand a chance. Divided the world might never survive. Richard, chased by the memory of losing his entire team in Syria, agreed to help his younger brother Talon, in an attempt to forge bonds between them that had been broken when Talon had transformed. Adam, terrified of the team that had given him a chance at life, finding out what he had done. Would it result not only in losing the family he had always wanted but never had, but the real risk of harm to those not expecting it, and knowing he was going to be forced to choose between the two? Sawyer, torn between the real possibility that his ability was out of control, and terrified to admit it even to those who had always had his back, was secretly being drawn to both the warrior that might save the world, and the innocent that might have to sacrifice himself for it. And the very real possibility that the evil they faced would defeat all three. AmazonKU
VS Note: Not a romance but a YA dystopian scifi release of note; sounded good to me.
Ryler is a young resident of Deep Blue, an underwater colony that’s home to the last survivors of a global environmental disaster. A disaster that wiped out humanity hundreds of years ago, leaving the surface air toxic and the last hope of humanity beneath the waves. After the devastating and unexpected death of his grandmother, Marna, who also happens to be the president of the colony, Ryler teams up with his friend Anna to uncover the truth behind her suspicious demise. Their investigation takes them down a dangerous path, as they discover shocking secrets and a killer on the loose who will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden. With time running out and their own lives on the line, Ryler, and his friends must race against the clock to solve the mystery and escape the clutches of an invisible enemy. Will they make it out alive? AmazonKU
Stunningly handsome Avian clone Valkyrie is highly intelligent with superior senses and a pair of golden wings, but he has one trait that allows his horrific past to haunt him—he can’t forget anything. Zia, a lovely Mordrial woman with telepathic abilities, works in the orphanage where she and her elder sister, Letsa, grew up. But now Letsa is dead—killed by an unknown assailant with an illegal laser weapon. The police are stumped, and Zia hopes Val’s legendary computer skills can help her crack the case. When Val reluctantly agrees to help Zia, he gets far more than he bargained for as their working relationship develops into something much deeper. Zia suspects that Val might be The One, but first she must help him let go of the past and move on, as they risk their lives to bring a killer to justice.
Haze. A seedy bar on the edge of nowhere. The perfect hideout for those with nothing to lose. Welcome to Spaceport Adana. In a dark corner, a woman who’s seen too much. A man who moves through the shadows with the grace of a cat. She’s on his tail, and he’s determined to find out why. Once he might have been flattered to have her checking out his ass. Now he knows women are dangerous. And far, far too expensive. But Commander Kala Decoltéir always gets her man, and she wants the space pirate they call Dancer — no matter who — or what — he is. This time, Dancer has no escape. Publisher’s Note: Spaceport is a multi-author shared universe that does not need to be read in order.
VS: Picking a book from my backlist at random, here’s STAR CRUISE IDOL’S CURSE, which I think doesn’t get enough love despite the presence of Charrli, the adorable scifi dog, a diva with butterfly hair and a cursed alien rock!
Juli Shaeffer, the Nebula Zephyr’s cruise director, receives a mysterious bequest from the estate of a longtime passenger – a lump of rock taken from a reef on the planet Tahumaroa. Legend states anyone who steals from the ocean gods will be cursed. The passenger’s will requests the rock be returned to the beach so his heirs won’t be affected by the bad luck he believed he’d incurred. Juli doesn’t believe in superstitions and she agrees to carry out this small favor on the ship’s next stop at the planet in question.
Until the rock disappears from her office…
When the rock disappears and reappears in various locations around the ship, and seems connected to a steadily escalating series of mishaps, Juli turns to Third Officer Steve Aureli as the only one she feels she can trust. Along with Steve and his elderly Aunt Dian – a passenger aboard the Nebula Zephyr for this cruise – she investigates the strange series of malfunctions plaguing the interstellar luxury liner. Steve and Juli enlist his Aunt Dian’s dog, Charrli, a retired Sectors Z Corps canine, to help them track the missing rock as it moves about the ship.
Juli and Steve must find the rock, hang onto it and transport it to the planet’s surface, before the alien idol’s curse turns deadly. The attraction between the two of them grows as the threat to Juli becomes more and more focused. Can she carry out her task while he keeps her safe from the alien curse? Will the capricious alien idol bring them good fortune…or disaster?
This is a re-release of the 42,000+ word novel I included in the Pets in Space® 4 anthology, which is no longer available. No revisions or additions have been made to the original novel for this re-release. I have also now included a 4,000 word prequel story Butterfly Hair, in which the diva Azlaya arrives on board the Nebula Zephyr. This short story was a free reader magnet available only in the time before the anthology was originally published.
******************************OKAY, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT (because my own books pay my bills) AND ONWARD WE GO!**************************************************
VS Note: Re-release.
Heart stings can be the most dangerous wounds of all . . .Lorelei Parker has had plenty of “heart stings” in her life—moments that are both happy and sad. With her grandmother’s recent marriage, Lorelei has had far more good times than bad lately. That all changes when a ruthless Ashland underworld boss starts threatening her, but Lorelei is determined to figure out why the other crime boss is so interested in her thriving business. She vows to use her elemental Ice and metal magic to do whatever it takes to defend herself and her family. Also in the mix is the mercurial Hugh Tucker. Lorelei doesn’t know what the vampire is up to, or if he’s a friend or an enemy. Tucker might even be something else, something more—if Lorelei can stay alive long enough to figure out whose side he’s really on . . .Note: Heart Stings is a 38,000-word novella from the point of view of Lorelei Parker. It takes place after the events of Last Strand, book 19 in the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Heart Stings first appeared in the Dirty Deeds 2 anthology in 2022. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
VS Note: I one clicked. A variety of scifi romance, PNR and more by great authors.
SILVER SOLDIERS: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY will satisfy the reader who craves stories with older alpha male heroes…This collection features “silver soldiers”—those salt-and-pepper hotties with crow’s feet earned through rugged training and years of combat. Former soldiers finding their footing after their first careers, or current soldiers nearing the end of their military careers.
I escaped the terrible queen’s clutches so I should be safe, right? Apparently the fates didn’t get the message because while I’m on my honeymoon someone tries to kill me.
Twice. And right in the middle of it is him. Crown Prince Draven. He’s waiting until my guard is down, but is it to kiss me or kill me? Or both? AmazonKU
Memphis – Introducing humans into our world is dangerous enough, but when my twin’s mate has a worried brother who charges in at the wrong time to see me in full dragon mode, it’s downright deadly. To save all our scale-covered behinds, I take the brother as my mate. I might’ve spared him, but I’m the one who has to live with a guy who’s bitter about our circumstances and revolted by me. Vaughn – Memphis is the most sinful-looking woman I’ve ever met. But that’s the problem. She’s not a woman. I’ve seen what she can do, and it’s terrifying. I’m a doctor. Violence and chaos turn me off—until I get a glimpse of the toll being a ruler of a small town full of dragon shifters takes on her. Yet if I start seeing her as a partner, a real person, I have to accept that I gave up everything to keep my sister safe. My practice. My home. My lonely single life. I’m little more than a prisoner, but the more I’m around Memphis, the harder it is to care. AmazonKU
When Niahm, the beautiful stranger who saved her from danger, drops his cloak to the floor, Leo battles her anxiety and picks it up for him. She doesn’t know Niahm’s cloak is actually his Selkie skin, and that her act of kindness is a marriage proposal of sorts.
Niahm doesn’t hesitate to pop the question, turning Leo’s world upside down. She is not ready for commitment. Her broken heart can’t take another blow. Still, Leo can’t deny her connection to Niahm is magical. Literally. Will Leo be able to let go of her past and give into Niahm’s charm? Or is their future star-crossed? Fire and ice sizzle to steam…Morgan is Leo’s best friend/fierce protector. And she will make damn sure Niahm doesn’t hurt Leo. This makes her collide with Gwyn, Niahm’s sister—a beautiful, icy female who infuriates her. After an epic row, Morgan and Gwyn settle on a truce that becomes much more. They burn and melt each other’s barriers with every fiery kiss. But when Morgan’s darkest secret is revealed, will her relationship with Gwyn survive or sink? Amazon
Geoffrey of Whalley is a Slayer on the mend. Still healing from an almost fatal demon hunt, his full recovery has been slow, with missing memories and odd dreams impeding his recovery. A call from a friend to investigate a report of an incubus in a small village, sure to be nothing more than an innocent falsely accused, gives him an easy job while he regains his full strength, and an opportunity to find a new intermediary, one who suits better than the last. When Geoffrey arrives, he finds the accused is new to town, and none of the usual signs of an incubus. But four people have disappeared recently, and he refuses to leave until he finds out why. There is evil in the village, but not in the form Geoffrey imagines. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
What do you do when confronted with an angry earth dragon? Exactly what she tells you to. Newly mated young couple Bryony and Zonlet love exploring caves. During a nearly fatal catastrophe, they run headlong into Gidor an earth dragon. Gidor offers more than just advice and with her gift they work with the other Guardians to solve a mystery. Will Bryony and Zonlet complete their fated mission or turn their backs on the dragons? AmazonKU
“It’s hard to believe that the agreement between myself and her father was forged so long ago. Tonight I am bringing my bride home, regardless of what anyone has to say about it.” There was a pause in the conversation. “You know, boss, there will be other people who will want to talk to and dance with Lexi tonight. It is her 21st birthday ball. Is that going to be an issue?” Xander stifled a growl. He knew it was her birthday but he didn’t want anyone near her. “I’ll just have to stay by her side all evening. Conversation is fine, but no one else will dance with her. No one would dare take mine.” Xander knew that he had a nasty reputation, but h..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
Gia Dodson fell on hard times when she got laid off. When Gerri Wilder told her about an opening for her dream job, it sounded too good to be true. It’s the job Gia always wanted, but does Gerri have an alternative motive of the tall, handsome and growly kind? Russ Waters is tired of being alone. He wants his mate, and he wants her now. When he sees an online ad for the Paranormal Dating Agency, he clicks on it before he can talk himself out of it. He isn’t sure what to think about the mysterious owner or her confidence, until he lays eyes on the beautiful, funny Gia. His mate. Now, all Russ has to do is convince her to stay. He comes up with an elaborate scheme to get to know her better on a business trip to Vegas. Everything is going great until one of his enemies sets their sights on his new mate. AmazonKU
Elena has never fit in. She grew up in Miami, but she hates hot weather. Everyone in her family is spontaneous, but she’s always been a planner. Luckily, her organizational skills make her ideal for the wedding planning job in Screaming Woods. Sure, the name of the town is a bit quirky, but as a wedding planner who specializes in theme weddings, Elena isn’t shocked by much. Until she’s lost in a freak snowstorm and rescued by a . . .When Fynn was turned into a yeti in the accident that transformed his town and his friends, he abandoned civilized life. Living at the top of a nearby mountain means he stays cold and creates his ice sculpture art away from prying eyes. He’s perfectly happy being on his own—most of the time. But then he saves a pretty woman wandering in the snowstorm.
Now they’re stuck together in his mountain cabin until the storm passes and they can return to their normal lives. That is, if Fynn will let go of the woman he knows is meant to be his. AmazonKU
Living in a town turned monstrous didn’t leave much hope for finding love, especially when you unexpectedly wound up with horns and flames swirling in your eyes. Koen Kelly didn’t think he’d find a ray of sunshine to ever break through his grumpiness. Then he met Soraya Lovejoy. The pretty author wasn’t afraid of much except for her looming deadline. She needed inspiration for her next paranormal romance, and staying in a place with real monsters seemed like the perfect way to get it. Only she never expected to find her own happily ever after with one of them. AmazonKU
Lorenzo – I rarely eat the food at my upscale Italian restaurant. Vampires need blood, not pasta. I crave the hunt, but I’m not a killer. A lady-killer, yes. There’s something about the vampire in me that lures women. The only woman immune to my allure is my dearest and oldest friend, Lily. She helped me survive my transition to vampirism, despite also becoming a monster of sorts. Kind and full of life, Lily is everything I’m not. My unbeating heart wants more than friendship with the fairy, but I’m afraid to ruin our friendship. Besides, what would she want with a broody vampire? Lily – As a fairy, people rarely take me seriously. With my glow and wings, I understand why they look at me and think of Tinker Bell, not Aristotle, but the degree I’m working toward will prove them wrong. As if by some miracle, I think I may finally have a boyfriend, too. He’s not the man I really want, but my vampire friend Lorenzo is off-limits. Besides, a human boyfriend may be a better choice since every woman in town isn’t chasing him. If only my heart would accept that Lorenzo isn’t the man for me. AmazonKU
Grumpy, growly wyverns don’t deserve true love—or do they? I’ve worked hard to accept what happened after I sipped that strange brew and turned into a wyvern. Scaly skin? It protects me from the weather. Wings? Flying’s cool. And the claws on my thumbs make it easier to craft chainsaw wood sculptures. But then Nettie, a too-adorable woman with curves that go on forever and long hair the color of the sunset, arrives on my doorstep. She insists we were married by proxy. Thanks for asking me to sign those papers, Mom. When a freakish storm hits the area, we’re stuck together trying to figure this out. Did I mention my log cabin only has one bed? My lonely heart keeps insisting I should keep her, but what woman wants to be a wyvern’s bride? AmazonKU
Kamila – Boys are barely a blip on my radar when I first meet my dad’s gorgeous business partner, although there’s nothing boyish about Mr. Reece—he’s all man. Or rather, monster. Seeing the sexy cyclops was the highlight of each week, even though nothing could ever come of my adolescent crush. When Mr. Reece moves on to a new venture, I’m devastated that I’ll never see him again. Then, a few years later, I discover he’s opened a college for monsters. Suddenly, my wildest fantasies seem within reach. Enrolling at Munston College for Monsters is the perfect solution. I need an education … and Mr. Reece is just the monster to give it to me. Private tutoring with my one-eyed professor? Yes, please. Reece – Ten years ago, I would’ve laughed if someone had told me that running a college is my dream. But that’s exactly what Munston College is—a safe environment for monsters to learn and be accepted for who they are. But lately, there are whispers from worried students about a threatening presence on campus. And when Kamila, my former business partner’s beautiful half-Valkyrie daughter, is attacked, the threat becomes personal. As I nurse Kamila back to health, I must figure out how to protect her and the other students from an unknown danger. But Kamila tempts me in ways that should be illegal, distracting me from my job for the first time in my life. Kamila is young, gorgeous … and off-limits. So why can’t I stop thinking about having her in my bed? AmazonKU
Only Jake could get attacked by a vampire clown the moment he moves his therapy practice to New Orleans. Fortunately, the town is rife with supernatural clients to keep his business afloat. But life has always enjoyed a good laugh at Jake’s expense, and he can’t stop thinking about one client in particular. The vampire who found him and saved him. Having a vampire therapist is a bit of a dream come true for Aaron. He’s been needing one for a while. Aaron has a barrel full of issues to work out, and it’s easier if his therapist knows about the supernatural world. Unfortunately, Aaron never expected his therapist to be so hot, and they have a connection from day one. There’s no way for him to stay on task. Aaron doesn’t know if he’s getting better or if he’s falling in love. Truthfully, he’s also not sure if he cares anymore, as long as he gets to keep seeing Jake. AmazonKU
A princess in a tower, a daring escape, and a really annoying goose. What could possibly go wrong? If there’s one thing raven shifter Morgan wants more than anything, it’s to leave the Nest and the tyrannical rule of her father, even if it means cutting ties with the only family she has left. When Gus left Purple Oasis in search of the bird shifter paradise he’d been promised, he quickly discovered that the Nest wasn’t as idyllic as it first seemed. After Morgan overhears Gus talking about wanting to leave, she finally thinks she might have the chance she needs to escape, but should she trust the goose shifter she’s never met before, or is it a trap set by her father?
A group project brings two exes together – can they ignore the attraction between them?
When Essie breaks things off with Byron, she says it’s because she doesn’t want things to get complicated. But in reality, she has a secret she doesn’t want him to expose. Byron isn’t about to let Essie go without a fight, especially when even she admits they’re good together. Can Essie learn to trust Byron before the truth comes out and ruins their chances of being together?
I am winter born, of element and alchemy. I am spring born, master of life and shadow.
I am summer born, cast in dreams and enchantment. I am autumn born, forged in fang and spirit. Over the last year, the Fae have slowly been creeping onto our island. Wild Haven has always been quirky, but I never would have guessed it was home to a thin spot between our world and Fairy. The Fae say they just want to get home, but I don’t believe them for a second. The Duke of the Summer Court is here. Six of my friends have bonded, nearly forming a magical coven that can wield massive amounts of magic. My powers are growing and Ezra’s magic is too crazy to be real. Everyone is pressuring me and Ezra to bond, but what if we’re playing right into the Fae’s hands? If Wild Haven is relying on me to save the day, we’re screwed. AmanzonKU
Music summons the savage beast…Skilled Chicago surgeon Ethan Roddick abandoned his wolf heritage—and elitist parents—when heartbreak tore his world apart. He swore never to let love sink its fangs into him again, but when a meaningful family commitment lures him home to Stoke Ridge, his determination is tested by Gabriel Mendoza, a sexy human with soulful dark eyes and the voice of a bourbon-soaked angel.
Pressured by his parents to mate—to a suitable shifter, of course, and preferably a female—Ethan is instead drawn to the sassy singer whose heat seems destined to heal the rift between his two halves. As passions rise, so too do tensions, and anyone who’s not a predator becomes, by default, prey. Can these fated mates fight old clan prejudices and find their future together? AmazonKU
When it comes to stealing from mafia men, there are three rules. Don’t get caught. Don’t be seen. And most of all— don’t fall in love with them. After being hired to steal a painting, I find myself ensnared. Damon, Minos, and Aaecus are monsters, and they only want one thing. Me. Seven days of sin in exchange for freedomfrom the Three Fates Mafia. If only it were that easy. The strings of fate have bound the four of us together, and not even gods or monsters can keep us apart. AmazonKU
Lorelei Clay isn’t like other people. She isn’t even like other supernaturals. Her specialties are the nightmares of the living, communication with the dead, and cooking bacon until it’s golden brown and perfectly crispy—no magic required. Six months ago she moved to the ultimate fixer upper, a monstrosity from the Gilded Age that borders the local cemetery in the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Fairhaven. Lorelei is content to spend the next few years in solitude, renovating the house and avoiding humanity, until a missing young woman disrupts her plans. Lorelei’s search for the teenager means crossing paths with the residents she’s successfully avoided so far, including the human police chief, the coven, a cursed vampire, the assassins guild, the werewolf pack, and the mysterious and infuriatingly alluring owner of The Devil’s Playground, an elegant nightclub that caters to the local supernatural clientele. Lorelei plans to find the girl quickly and return to the privacy of her castle walls before anyone learns her secrets, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.
When you find your fated mate, don’t let go…The problem with Jenna Malone is that she’s werewolf Trevor McCall’s best SWAT buddy’s sister. Trevor suspects she’s The One, but how the heck can he make a move? When Jenna invites Trevor to visit her in Los Angeles, he has his chance. But what’s hiding in LA is much more dangerous and complicated than any of the SWAT team could have guessed, and Jenna’s right in the middle of it.
Alpha Alex loves his job as a mathematics professor at the local university. Teaching the next generation and helping them find their place in this world is fulfilling in a way nothing else is. If only the pay matched. When his landlord announces the house he has been renting is being sold, Alex needs money–fast. Alpha for Hire just might be the solution he needs. Omega Hollin gave up his dream of going to college and becoming a statistician in order to help keep his family afloat. He didn’t want his sister to do without when he could help. Getting a job just made sense at the time. After tragedy strikes, his priority changes. He no longer has to work to give his mother and sister the life they deserve. Now it’s only him. When an unexpected settlement check comes in, he knows what he needs to do. It’s time to go back to school and follow his dreams. It would make both his mother and sister proud. If only school was as easy as it had once been. Alpha for Hire to the rescue! AmazonKU
Air, sea, and land… oh, my – Alpha dolphin shifter Treyton longs to return to his hometown of San Diego. After years on the east coast working, he’s ready for a change. When a new position at the shore is advertised that fits his expertise, he sees it as a sign that it’s finally time. Alpha dragon shifter Enzo grew up not wanting to be part of the family business. He was going to go to law school and make it all on his own without any help. He likes his job, but deep down he misses his family and when his cousin calls and asks him to come to the San Diego office, he can’t help but say yes. Omega bear shifter Ryder’s cleaning business is starting to take off. What started as a one man show cleaning a couple of local banks at night has exploded into a ten man operation in just over two years. When the hottest club in town calls him about being on his roster, he nearly declines, unsure if he can balance one more client. But this is Animals. Who can turn down an opportunity like that? AmazonKU
Dark elves ruin everything they touch. And there’s one thing they’ll never touch…my child. My dream was to be a musician. But a secret tryst with a dark elf master gave us something neither of us were prepared for. Something that sent me running – to save his life and mine. A son. I hid him from his father’s cruel family. And for a time, we were happy with our new life. Until one day he found us. I know he loves our child. But his world is cruel and a human mate and her secret son are inconvenient at best. Dangerous at worst. He may just decide it’s best if we don’t exist. Our lives are in his hands. What will he do with us? AmazonKU
Was I not good enough? Devoted enough? What was he doing that was making her so much happier than when she’d been with me? As Sariel and Aria begin to settle, uncomfortable truths come to light and threats of a new kind come forward. It shouldn’t be a shock to their systems, and yet they’re both left fumbling as they try to adjust after yet another misadventure. They’re caught in a war they didn’t start and never wanted, forced to choose their sides and make their own way in the world. With the Resistance supporting them, they begin to thrive; taking a moment to get to know one another seems like a solid plan, right? AmazonKU
There’s a war coming. Six kingdoms struggle for control of the world while wrestling with their demons within. Alliances are formed and lovers betrayed, while leaders plot and scheme. It is a world in which fear germinates like a seed in the ground. But seeds bear fruit. And when the fruit of fear bursts from the ground, everything will change. Six kingdoms. When it’s done, only one will survive to tell the tale. ***These authors have teamed up to bring you, Fractured Glory, six dark fantasy standalone novellas. Featuring stories from heroes to villains, each tells their version of the lost history of the Rise of the Dreads. Dangerous and exciting, experience one thrill ride after the next, as you find all kinds of morally gray characters living between these pages. Readers are invited to go deep into this fantastic world and experience the heart-pounding account of the Midsummer Festival, the event which will forever change the world!***
It is not the monster you must fear, but the monster it makes of men. . .Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the Arctic, but she doesn’t know why or how. . . .The 1850s are a time of discovery, and London is ablaze with the latest scientific theories and debates, especially when a spectacular new exhibition of dinosaur sculptures opens at the Crystal Palace. Mary is keen to make her name in this world of science alongside her geologist husband, Henry—but despite her sharp mind and sharper tongue, without wealth and connections their options are limited. When Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle’s past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing her and Henry’s professional and financial future. Their quest takes them to the wilds of Scotland; to Henry’s intriguing but reclusive sister, Maisie; and to a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal their secret. A queer, feminist masterpiece inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic, Our Hideous Progeny is a sumptuous tale of ambition and obsession, of forbidden love and sabotage and a twisty Gothic adventure that may forever change your view of human nature. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Samuel was never supposed to stay in New York City. Jane hadn’t imagined leaving. After Samuel is summoned to the city by his wicked ‘uncle’ and a cult of shadowy vampire overlords, he’s forced to blend in, pretend to be human, and find an acceptable place to take up residence. However, his new human neighbor’s sensual moans each night are driving him crazy, and he wonders if he’ll survive the experience intact. Especially when an intruder breaks into her home and Samuel busts through the wall in order to protect her. His scheme to break away from the Night Order’s influence is now ruined, and since she’s witnessed his true nature, the girl’s life is unavoidably entwined with his. With limited options, he makes the only possible decision; To disappear with her. AmazonKU
There’s no place for a half blood at the gargoyle table. I’ve been a shameful secret all my life. Shunned by my pureblood gargoyle father to keep up appearances. But it never mattered because I had Romi. My half-brother. My best friend. My true family. Until death took him from me. They say it was an accident. I say that’s bull. They’re hiding something, and the only way to get to the truth is to step into Romi’s world. Stonehaven Academy is where Romi worked with his elite guard to hone the next generation of warriors, and it’s where I’ll find my answers. A world where I’ll be pitted against pureblood gargoyles and not expected to survive. A world of secrets, revelations, and forbidden fruit in the form of Serath—the lethally beautiful sigma leader of the elite team. If I want answers, I’ll need to get close to the sigma. I’ll need to play with fire and be prepared to get burned. But there’s a reason Serath is off limits. A reason, that could mean the difference between life and death. Because the Stone Council is hiding a horrific truth. One, that if revealed, could tear our world apart. AmazonKU
Not even Death can take her from him. Clara Savoie is so confused. She is absolutely positive that Henry Blackwater is practically in love with her. But for some strange reason, he won’t even ask her on a single date. Time to take matters into her own hands. When Clara shows up on his doorstep with an unusual invitation, tempting cupcakes, and naughty innuendo, Henry has no choice but to say yes. Now he’s the newest member of the High Tea Romance Book Club. While Clara learns the haunting secrets of her broody grim, Henry shows her what commitment from a necromancer truly means. But when his father is arrested for murder, Henry is dragged back into the nightmare he’s been avoiding all his life. When he steps back into his father’s world, he isn’t just endangering himself but also the bright, beautiful woman he can no longer live without. But he just might have to. AmazonKU
“Orcs are the answer but what is the question?” Elias is a priest at the Temple of the Divine Sibyl. When he becomes lost in the woods after his brother’s hunting party abandons him, it’s just his luck that he’d stumble upon an angry orc caught in a trap. Unable to stomach the suffering of others, Elias throws self-preservation to the wind and frees the orc. Then Gurrkk—that’s a name?—ends up leading him to safety. Gurrkk finds himself rather smitten by the sweet, awkward human. He’s always been fascinated with his people’s sworn enemy, and now he has a life debt to fulfill to maintain his honor. Hiding an orc among the temple’s crypts wouldn’t have been Elias’s first choice but Gurrkk is stubborn about leaving. As they learn each other’s languages and spend more time together, Elias realizes they’ve become friends… and maybe more. And when the dying sibyl gives her last prophecy, Elias knows it wasn’t chance that brought them together, it was the gods. But why?
Time to claim your magic…Discover enchanting tales of fantastical feats with tantalizing heroes and bold heroines you won’t soon forget. Filled to the brim with evocative paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales of powers untold and swoon-worthy fated mates, its time to seize the ability to take a voyage between the pages of this unique limited edition collection and discover worlds inhabited by witches & wizards, mages, shifters, vampires, demons, dragons, fae, and more.
Some wishes come true in the strangest ways… Meeting her mate while treating him for a concussion was not how Eira Sidak expected her holidays to go down, but sometimes accidents happen. When the she-Wolf took up her residency at Macconwood Memorial Hospital, she expected long nights and plenty of cases. She just wasn’t expecting him.
Cannon Bartolf was aptly named, or so everyone in his Pack said. Always charging in headfirst, it’s no surprise a spontaneous game of football ends with him in the ER. At the mercy of his doctor, Cannon wants nothing more than to go home—with her. Will the surprisingly sexy little she-Wolf grant him his holiday wish?
Dawson Huxham blames himself for his sister’s death . . . until he briefly crosses time and discovers she’s alive in the Middle Ages. Hoping to reconnect with her, he searches for the holy water that will help him visit the past for a longer duration. But he realizes he’s not the only one looking for the miraculous water. Terrorists are threatening him and watching his every move. As Dawson locates holy water from an unlikely source, he crosses fully into the past where he meets a beautiful noblewoman, Philippa Neville, who is desperately trying to escape her uncle’s plans for an arranged marriage. When danger closes in, Dawson agrees to wed her in an effort to thwart her uncle’s schemes. As forces in both the present and past conspire against the newlyweds, will they find a way to be together before the swiftly moving waters of time separate them forever? AmazonKU
A chance to live life over, to correct one’s mistakes — is it a blessing or a curse? In Beguiled by Night, Vauquelin, an ancient, queer vampire living in present-day Los Angeles, finds his time unwinding like a spool of dirty thread til he’s re-deposited into seventeenth century France: he seizes the chance for redemption. In Citizens of Shadow, he clings frightfully to his aim — until he learns the hidden costs of tampering with fate. Centuries of self-exile and isolation claim their due. What glory might unfold when you open your heart to what else is to come … and what rewards will you reap when you embrace your authentic self? Lush, gothic horror unfolds in Citizens of Shadow, a queer dark fantasy of vampires, time travel, and sinister secrets threatening to unravel an eternal existence. AmazonKU
Magic runs strong in me, but power isn’t enough. I’ve traveled a long road since the Coven kicked me out. It’s only been a matter of weeks, but it may as well be years. I’ve learned a lot, and nothing at all. One thing’s for certain: my life up until now has been a sham. My wolf, beloved familiar, knew far more than he disclosed. Hard to fault him since he was trying to keep me safe. Mother, the one witch who could have shed light on my origins, is dead. Try as I might, I couldn’t save her. Along the way, a Fae took me under his wing, but it’s confusing. Damien says he loves me. I have no idea what I feel beyond sorrow and anger. All I want is to torch the Coven guild house, avenge Mother’s death, and locate Hecate, goddess of witches. Secrets of my origins lie within her. Secrets forged centuries ago. At one time, I was important to her, critical enough to bend rules. She’s abandoned me too, except she doesn’t get to walk away. I will find her and demand answers. Answers to shape the rest of my existence.
She was born in darkness, under the shadow of a full moon during a solar eclipse, with a mysterious black dagger at her side.As a child, Olivia James witnessed her mother’s gruesome murder. As an adult, her godfather has trained her to be a skilled fighter. But when Olivia’s boyfriend betrays her and threatens her life, setting off a string of events that catapults her back in time from 21st century Seattle into 3rd century Rome, the secrets of her past begin to unravel. The discovery that she is a Timeborne, one with the ability to travel across time, is just the beginning. Soon Olivia finds herself under the protection of—and owned by—Roman Alexander, a former gladiator and bodyguard to the emperor. Torn between his duty to his emperor, a desire for vengeance, and a longing to search for his lost twin brother, Roman now has the added complication of protecting this strange woman from the depravity of ancient Rome. Worse, he finds himself falling for her, despite accusations that she is an enemy spy. But even Roman is no match for the dark shadow that has pursued Olivia into the past. A fighter in her own right, she’s forced to work with Roman to find a way back to her own time. Do the ancient scriptures on her dagger hold the key? Can she trust Roman with her secrets? And can she fight her enemies and protect her heart at the same time?
Can two wild souls survive the storm? Mira, a zoologist and secret cryptozoologist at Vegas Zoo, has observed an unusual wolf prowling the confines of the zoo and her own property. But her dream of discovering a new species and documenting her find brings her up against Vegas’ werewolf community when rumors of her discovery of this dangerous hybrid threaten to expose them. Calan Creig, a Highland Heathen Wulver Enforcer and head of Worldwide Security for Lycans, is summoned to Vegas to investigate. Although Mira’ s eager to study this Tasmanian wolf lookalike, thought extinct for almost a hundred years, Calan is convinced he’ ll be able to distract her and put obstacles in her path to prevent the discovery from being widespread. A playboy, he enjoys women and looks forward to seeing what Vegas can offer him— but what it brings him is Mira, his mate! But the hybrid wolf craves Mira to strengthen his own bloodline and will stop at nothing to have her. Now Mira and Calan must work together to eliminate the threat of this renegade wolf… if they can find their way past their deep mistrust issues. It seems impossible, but with Mira’ s life and all that Calan holds dear at stake, it’ s the only hope left. AmazonKU
VS Note: A re-release, prviously published under another pen name.
You know it’s time to reconsider your life choices when…Where do I start? Technically, it could have been worse. My visit to the dragon enclave could’ve ended with me being eaten. Somehow I survived—with a few new bruises—and now all I want is to go home. Back to Twenty-third Street. Back to my house, my cat, and my grumpy gargoyle roommate. But nothing is as simple as it used to be. My store is in shambles, the man who might just be my mate has disappeared, and every bounty hunter in Oklahoma seems to want a piece of my hide—literally. Worst of all? The hunters aren’t too picky about who gets hurt, and everyone I care about is now in their line of fire. I’ve never been the sort of dragon to back down when the going get rough, so I can’t help but get involved. But this time, it’s going to take more than a bit of dragon fire to keep my newfound family safe. The fae queen has been making her own plans, none of which involve us surviving the next ten days. When we can’t seem to stay ahead of her magic or her mercenaries, the only chance to save the people I love is a potentially deadly gamble—where a single mistake could bring disaster not only for us, but for every Idrian refugee on Earth. Only one thing is for certain—I’m going to need a lot more tea. AmazonKU
Fifteen-year-old Etar can see the future in the stars—a rare skill even among magicians. But while other Starseers before him have become the stuff of legend, Etar has never predicted anything more exciting than the weather. Orphaned at age five and living under his uncle’s disapproving gaze, he yearns to prove his worth. Disaster strikes when, in defiance of his uncle’s orders, Etar breaks into the Starseeing Dome—an ancient structure built to potentiate the powers of Starseers. Aided by the Dome, the stars send Etar a vision of ironclad warships destroying Skalland, the tiny island he calls home. Hunted by a bloodthirsty admiral who seeks to enslave his newly awakened powers, Etar will have to fight to protect his friends while grappling with his past, his out-of-control magic, and a budding friendship turning into something more. AmazonKU
To the kingdom, Keera is the king’s Blade, his most feared and trusted spy and assassin. But in the shadows, she works with Prince Killian and his Shadow—the dark, brooding Fae, Riven, who sets her blood on fire. Together, they plot to kill a tyrant king. In Myrelinth, the lush, secret city of trees, Fae, Elves, and Halflings like Keera live in harmony. But Keera cannot escape her past: her crimes against her own people have followed her all the way to the Faeland. There is a traitor in their midst, and Keera is the top suspect. Keera finds comfort in the allies that have become her family. She swore she would never open her heart again after a loss she barely survived. But she will soon find she has more to lose than she ever imagined.
The remote island of Masquapaug has not seen a dragon in many generations—until fifteen-year-old Anequs finds a dragon’s egg and bonds with its hatchling. Her people are delighted, for all remember the tales of the days when dragons lived among them and danced away the storms of autumn, enabling the people to thrive. To them, Anequs is revered as Nampeshiweisit—a person in a unique relationship with a dragon. Unfortunately for Anequs, the Anglish conquerors of her land have different opinions. They have a very specific idea of how a dragon should be raised, and who should be doing the raising—and Anequs does not meet any of their requirements. Only with great reluctance do they allow Anequs to enroll in a proper Anglish dragon school on the mainland. If she cannot succeed there, her dragon will be killed. For a girl with no formal schooling, a non-Anglish upbringing, and a very different understanding of the history of her land, challenges abound—both socially and academically. But Anequs is smart, determined, and resolved to learn what she needs to help her dragon, even if it means teaching herself. The one thing she refuses to do, however, is become the meek Anglish miss that everyone expects. Anequs and her dragon may be coming of age, but they’re also coming to power, and that brings an important realization: the world needs changing—and they might just be the ones to do it. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Spade, Heart, Diamond, Club. Four legendary Suits. Four chosen Keepers. One world at stake. When hell breaks loose, who will be holding the cards? After a valiant rescue mission saw to the end of the criminal organization Blackjack, Cardplay has taken advantage of the relative peace following their victory to recuperate. However, no news isn’t necessarily good news. Two Blackjack operatives are still at large, presumed to have fled with the Warden of the Void and their unmasked leader to his estate in the cliffs—well out of Cardplay’s reach, and safe behind a wall of deceit and strategically-lined pockets. To make matters worse, a revelation about the identity of the Heart’s Keeper has everyone walking on eggshells. All that stands between the mundane world and untold chaos is a single unbroken seal. One mistake and the futures, dreams, second chances, and fresh starts they’ve all been working towards could be ripped away. The magical era was lost once already. Is it doomed to be lost again? AmazonKU
He’s the fae prince… and the prize for the Bride Games. Too bad I’m not interested. Does that stop him from coming into my life and forcing me to compete? No. Does that stop me from keeping up with my personal agenda? Also no. The competition is fierce and the contestants are even worse. As we enter each round of elimination, I wait for my dismissal. Returning home is my end goal. Not swooning over some fae. Even if he’s charming. And he makes me feel alive. Which I won’t be for much longer if I stay in the Games. The closer I get to the prince, the more my life is in danger. Or is it my heart that’s truly in jeopardy? AmazonKU
VS Note: MM, Vampires series.
While everyone has found their happily ever after, the four brothers and their loving father are still finding mischief and tender moments. This collection of EIGHT stories touches on each of the Variks and includes a never-before-release novella, Gideon’s Ghost Story. Fall in love with Aiden, Marcus, Rafe, Bel, and Winter all over again. Visiting the Variks is an approximately 50,000-word collection of stories for the Lords of Discord series that contains silliness, surprises, sexy times, and one brand-new happily ever after. Amazon
When Princess Atalanta is born, a daughter rather than the son her parents hoped for, she is left on a mountainside to die. But even then, she is a survivor. Raised by a mother bear under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis, Atalanta grows up wild and free, with just one condition: if she marries, Artemis warns, it will be her undoing. Although she loves her beautiful forest home, Atalanta yearns for adventure. When Artemis offers her the chance to fight in her name alongside the Argonauts, the fiercest band of warriors the world has ever seen, Atalanta seizes it. The Argonauts’ quest for the Golden Fleece is filled with impossible challenges, but Atalanta proves herself equal to the men she fights alongside. As she is swept into a passionate affair, in defiance of Artemis’s warning, she begins to question the goddess’s true intentions. Can Atalanta carve out her own legendary place in a world of men, while staying true to her heart? Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
The boy has lived his whole life trapped within a book-choked chamber older than empires and larger than cities. The girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust, where nightmares stalk and no one goes. The world has never even noticed them. That’s about to change. Their stories spiral around each other, across worlds and time. This is a tale of truth and lies and hearts, and the blurring of one into another. A journey on which knowledge erodes certainty and on which, though the pen may be mightier than the sword, blood will be spilled and cities burned. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
After leaping through the portal to Evenfall, Meghan and her companions find themselves in a terrifying new world where Nightmares roam and glamour is nearly nonexistent. As their magic wanes and the creatures of Evenfall rise against them, the race to find the Nightmare King grows ever more desperate. But what they discover—about Evenfall, about the Nightmare King, about themselves—will shake everything they thought they knew to the core. The Nightmare King stirs. A world hangs in the balance. And as twilight descends upon all the realms of Faery, Meghan and her allies must make one more impossible choice. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
After saving reality and overcoming the numerous challenges that Neverland threw at her, Vanessa has been tasked to save Michael Darling from himself: he’s grown obsessed in his role as a Knight of the Round and will stop at nothing to find the ghost of James Hook, nearly getting expelled from the Knights in the process. It’s up to Vanessa to keep him safe, she can’t lose her partner to Hook’s sword. So together it’s off to Wonderland in pursuit of the pirate. Except, unlike Neverland, neither Vanessa nor Michael have ever been there before. But someone they know has: the Lady who leads the Knights…who turns out to be none other than the legendary Alice. Her extensive knowledge about the land could change the game and bring them one step closer to finding Captain Hook…and in a world where games are taken quite seriously—and no less than six queens are vying for power—it will take them putting all their heads together to make it through. Or they just might find them lopped off. Amazon AB Apple Books Kobo
Truth comes at a cost. Ever since Renie Mayfield survived the merciless attack on Belle Morte that killed donors and vampires alike, she is forever changed. Now a vampire, the agonizing transformation of her body and mind is rivaled only by uncovering the horrific truth about her sister, June, who has escaped the mansion in her rabid form, adding even more chaos to Renie’s reality. As the vampire responsible for Renie’s change, and now her distress, Edmond Dantes remains in his own desperate place. He’s confined in the secret cells of Belle Morte, awaiting the arrival of the council and the subsequent punishment for his actions. Edmond questions if what he did was right and deeply regrets what has become of his home. Desperate to free Edmond, find June, and bring justice to whoever is behind the recent violence, Renie is out for blood in more ways than one. The smell of corruption is embedded in the walls of Belle More, but behind the walls are even more secrets that may lead to the truth and to justice.
VS Note: from APRIL 27
Her job is her life. He’s a broody immortal. When the sparks fly, will they burn down all they know? Austin, Texas. Mallory Stewart still misses her brother. After a school shooting tore him from her world, the now-ATF agent dedicates herself to keeping others from knowing the same pain. But a rare social outing stirs a deep desire when she meets an intriguing man with ties to vigilantes. Vampire Blake Andrews lives to do his master’s bidding. Purposely getting turned to aid in avenging his father, the workaholic obeys orders and seeks out a stunning redhead the older vamp desires. But he’s unprepared for the hunger the long-legged beauty arouses in his undead heart. Accepting a dinner invite, the last thing Mallory expects is for the night to end in a hail of bullets and a revelation that triggers conflicting emotions. While Blake impulsively kidnaps the gorgeous woman to protect her, only to put his existence in peril when he stands between her and his sire. With rival factions and bared fangs circling, can they survive to find an eternity as one? AmazonKU
She’s having a bad hare day…Rabbit shifter Emmy didn’t mean to get caught in a quick-release trap. Luckily, the hiker who rescued her is purely hop stuff—and Emmy is sure he’s her fated mate, too. But he’s clearly a through-hiker, probably not even stopping in her home town, so even if he’s hare today, Emmy is afraid he’ll be gone tomorrow! He finds her ear-resistible…Karl’s goal to hike across the country is going well…until the biggest, fluffiest bunny he’s ever seen draws him off the beaten path and into the small town of Virtue. When he meets Emmy, Karl instantly knows he’s found someone special, but he isn’t sure love at first sight is something he should spring on the most adorabunny woman he’s ever laid eyes on. Emmy is a hop-timist at heart, and she knows if she can just get up the nerve to tell Karl her secret, they’ll have the Easter holiday of their dreams—in the most egg-citing way possible, as Emmy fulfills her annual role as the town’s Easter Bunny! AmazonKU
GRACE – Shifters destroyed my life. Granted it wasn’t much of a life, but at least it was mine. I witnessed a crime so of course I tell the police, And what’s my reward for trying to put the evil shifter culprits behind bars? Spending the rest of my life in witness protection, that’s what. I’ve been given a new identity and a job working as a farmhand in Montana. I don’t know a thing about animals or living in the country, It’s going to be terrible. Or at least that’s what I thought until I meet the guy who is basically my new boss… Brandon lives on the ranch with his two brothers, But he’s the only one I’ve got eyes for. He’s got to be ten years older than me, about a foot taller, with the muscles of a God and the heart of a saint. And maybe I’m just crazy but I think he kind of likes me. I’m supposed to be in hiding, but somehow I finally feel found, But how can anything happen between us when I’ve got such a big secret hanging over me? BRANDON – My bear has been going crazy lately searching for our mate. We roam every night searching …(more blurb on ebook seller page…) AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 19.
She journeyed through time in search of da Vinci…King’s College PhD candidate Gabriella Palmer is sixtieth in line to the throne, yet has only forty pounds to her name. She’s got no man, no money, and she must reluctantly return to her dissertation. So when offered the opportunity to travel back in time to meet her hero, the great Leonardo, she accepts the mission to find one of his missing paintings and bring it back to 2023.
…what she found was the love she’d always dreamed of. Accompanied by a cantankerous “bodyguard” named Graham, and time-travel expert John Stafford, Gabby experiences a series of misadventures— from an attempted seduction by Henry VIII, to peril at the court of France’s King Francois I. But meeting the Tudor hunk whose painted portrait has hung on her bedroom wall since she was a teen, was a definite upside. And what she learned…Gabby discovers that life—in any era—can teach her more than she’d ever learn in school. Love is timeless. AmazonKU
VS Note: From APRIL 20.
Jesse finally finds his mate. Well, first he finds her daughter. Which leads to him finding his mate. But will they get the happy ever after they deserve? AmazonKU
Fan favorites find their happy endings in this collection of Elven Alliance short stories and novellas! King of Escarland – When King Averett is shot on his coronation day, sparks fly between him and the captain’s daughter Paige. The Guard and the Maid – Iyrinder is the perfect elven guard, but will he find his happily ever after with the human maid Miss Merrick? Or will a near tragedy cut their love story short? Peril in Mongavaria – A dangerous mission to a foreign kingdom isn’t the ideal honeymoon. Jalissa, princess of the elves, thought she knew what she was getting into when she married Edmund, the spy prince of Escarland. But a week after their wedding, they must embark on a dangerous mission to an enemy nation, putting their wits, their skills, and their new marriage to the test in ways they never imagined. Inventor – Machines have always made more sense to Lance Marion than people. But when the elf Illyna walks into his life, his inventions might not be enough to build a happily ever after. This collection also includes the stories Birthdays, The Wager, The Proposal, Naming the Kitten, Family Vacation, Investigating, Weapons Collection, Failures and Forgiveness, and Nightmares and Monsters. AmazonKU
It’s not easy when you’re a runaway princess and the kingdom’s most notorious thief has indentured you. Beatrix Fontaine ran from her stepmother for a very good reason – if the Queen Regent discovered Beatrix is a powerful healing witch, the kingdom would hunt her. So it’s best to run first, correct? That was the theory, but when the inexperienced Beatrix runs into the very experienced, handsome, and calculating thief, Darian Gram, things get tricky. Darian’s a runaway himself – from the law, at least. Oh, and from family and friends – anyone foolish enough to have ever lent him a cent. With enemies that could fill one of those newfangled steam dirigibles, his best chance has always been on his own. But when a certain doe-eyed powerful witch wanders across his path, he can’t help but indenture her. Taking what he wants comes naturally to Darian. But so does trouble. When they find themselves, ironically, on the kingdom’s flagship dirigible packed with enemies and spies, they must unfortunately work together. It’s that or die. And Darian can’t die. Beatrix’s contracted never to let him. Worse, all too soon, he steals her heart, and thieves like Mr. Gram never let you go once you’re theirs. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
After Shay and I moved into Valen’s place, I thought I could finally get a well-deserved break from the madness of this city and spend some quality—naked—time with my giant. But when someone finds an emaciated body in Valen’s restaurant, I know I’ll never catch a break. And it gets worse. More bodies turn up, and a Gray Council investigator starts snooping around The Twilight Hotel as well as Valen’s restaurant. The evidence points to my giant, but if Valen is found guilty of these murders, he’ll get a one-way ticket to the paranormal prison. And I’ll never see him again. Ever. I’m not about to let that happen. Then the unthinkable occurs. While I’m trying to clear Valen’s name, someone I care about is wounded by an old enemy and takes a turn for the worse. As the clues start to fit together, I realize I must defeat this old nemesis to keep my loved ones safe—and find the real killer. AmazonKU
After being fired as a reporter in New York City, Quinn took advantage of a bequest from a relative and moved to New Orleans, trying to figure out what to do next. When one of the local papers gives her a chance, she makes the best of it, quickly becoming the Gazette’s rising star. Working with an informant, she sets her sights on a notorious Cartel. Bodie is the head of the syndicate that controls the Crescent City. He wants to stop the Cartel from using the Port of New Orleans to import its new, deadly designer drug and using the Mississippi River to disburse it to the rest of the country. Once he realized she was his fated mate, nothing would stop him from claiming her. After a not-so-chance encounter during Mardi Gras, Quinn finds herself bonded to the notorious gangster. Fate may have made them mates but can they work together to bring down the Cartel before it’s too late? AmazonKU
Alisander de Balon, fifth Viscount Bardulf is a lot of things. Ambassador. Diplomat. Spy. He is also bored as hell at the Argent King’s court. His only diversion these days is tormenting staid Jane Cecil, the Queen’s favorite Lady-in-Waiting. Seeing her vexed amuses him more than any royal entertainment. Jane has finally found her place at Court, and it is among the Queen’s retinue. All she wants to do is faithfully serve Her Majesty, something she could do in peace if it was not for the Queen’s countryman, Viscount Bardulf, who seems to delight in baiting her! Neither Bardulf nor Jane could have foreseen the sudden tragedy that leads to their hasty union and certainly, neither of them could have anticipated that they would fall so easily into different roles… that of husband and wife. Amazon
Augusta – You’d think that as the Royal Seer, I would’ve foreseen the tall, shadow-cloaked fae appear in the gardens. And how we’d share a bench, intimate conversation, and a kiss. But I didn’t. When he offers his arm to escort me back to the King’s ball, I find myself taking it. And learning his identity. The Unseelie king, a reclusive male with magic too powerful to comprehend. Clearly, I shouldn’t have kissed him. My mistake. My huge mistake. For now, the Unseelie king demands something my king isn’t willing to give. That I become his bride. Aamako – They say I’m mad. I say I’m happy, living in seclusion with only the furniture for company. Talking furniture that have opinions. But still. Happy. Only one thing forces me to the halls of Seelie Court. Thwarting my nephew’s plot to steal my throne. For that, I need a bride. I meet her as soon as I step into the Golden Palace gardens. The Royal Seer, a beauty with laughter made of sunshine, intriguing boldness, and a kind heart—a tempting combination I must resist. Although I knew this engagement was never real, it begins to feel anything but. And now I’m not sure how I’ll ever let her go. AmazonKU
Destiny isn’t for the weak. Skye Walters thought waking up on the side of a river with no memory was her biggest problem. She has no idea that Aiden, the man who saved her from drowning—the man she’s now forced to depend on—is more than a mere mortal. He’s a warrior of ancient. And he’s never going to let her go. With no memory, nowhere to go, Skye stays in the mountain town, only to discover she herself, has unexplained powers. Her life, her destiny, are soon out of her control, as are her feelings for Aiden. The deeper she gets sucked into Aiden’s hidden world, the more the past, and who she really is, threatens her future, her love, and her sanity. AmazonKU
The time has come to end the reign of dragons. My family has played god with shifters for over eight centuries. They’ve conquered in silence, have gathered and saved power for themselves, failing their people. No more. The draca live. All four of us are alive, on the same timeline, and we have what it takes to summon the Ether, bring back the balance of elements in our world. Give the people back their magic. Put a stop to the Azarius reign. Except the Ether might not be who we think he is…Will summoning him really be the beginning of a new, better world? Or the deadliest mistake anyone’s ever made? AmazonKU
Three mysterious Alphas. A girl with no past. James. Grey. Beau—they’re the handsome, unattainable Alphas that run the Aurora Inn. One minute they’re kind, the next minute, they’re cold and distant, shrouding themselves in secrets. They make me want things I shouldn’t—and make my body crave things it shouldn’t. I’m a Beta—there’s no place for me in their world, let alone their hearts. Yet this pack—and their cat—have other ideas.
And if I don’t find out what they want with me…I’ll either lose my mind or give in to my desires. Maybe a little bit of both. AmazonKU
Ruby Thimble didn’t have anything left to lose. She had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and now her days were numbered. She sold everything and decided she wanted to spend what time she had left with her sister, Rosie. Rosie struggled with dark thoughts. Ending her days here on Earth remained forefront in her mind. But when her sister just suddenly showed up on her doorstep and her days were numbered by no choice of her own, Rosie wasn’t having it. She had to do something. She knew a bear shifter and knew he could help. She’d get down on her knees and beg if she had to. Calhoun Meyer didn’t know what he could do to help, but he and Rosie were supposed to be leaving to work for Hamish in a few days, so he said he’d help her sister if he could. When he arrived at the camper to see what he could do, if anything, it hit him that Ruby was his mate.
Keystone’s planning an unforgettable wedding, but there’s only one problem: the groom is missing. To top that off, the father of the bride is out of town, leaving Raven to wonder if destiny has screwed her over once again. Despite the setbacks, she’s full steam ahead—even if that means showing up at the altar alone. Hilarious antics ensue as readers catch up with their favorite characters. A high-octane chase, a tattoo gone wrong, and a stunning surprise. Will Christian pledge his eternal love, or has the twice-burned Vampire gotten cold feet?
Tressa Powers hasn’t had an easy life. She’s learned to keep to herself. Growing up, books were her escape. When she finally purchased an e-reader, she found a whole new world— indie authors. Tressa gets the chance to attend a book signing where many of her favorite authors will be. Real-life bikers will also be in attendance. She decides to splurge on a VIP ticket to the event instead of a general admission one since it will come with a swag bag. While traveling to the hotel she’ll be staying at, she gets a flat tire. She’s in the middle of trying to get the lug nuts off when a tall, tattooed biker stops to help her change it. Even though she doesn’t get a good look at the man, she feels a sense of longing. Something she’s never experienced before. Pushing the sensation aside, she vows to enjoy her once-in-lifetime dream. Tressa doesn’t expect to see him again or be in a position so many of her favorite heroines find themselves in. Enroute to the clubhouse, Chaos spots a vehicle on the side of the road. From what he can see, it’s a female trying to change the tire. His mother’s teachings return to him causing him to stop and offer her help. Because of the gear he wears while riding, Chaos isn’t able to catch her scent. ..(more blurb on ebook seller’s page) AmazonKU
He’s the cruel alpha of the enemy. And I’ve been chosen to marry him. He’s everything I hate. An entitled billionaire, an arrogant alpha wolf, and much older than me. They told me our arranged marriage doesn’t need to be consummated. But now that I’m his mate…how much longer can I hide my feelings…and my pregnancy? Guys like him get what they want and are obeyed without question. I wish I’d never gotten the order to marry him, but I have no choice. We need to fight the demons together. It’s purely political. I couldn’t love him if they forced me to. But all my rationality doesn’t save me in the dangerous moments. The moments when I’m trapped on his yacht with him.
The moments when he releases my shame and takes what’s his. The moments when his hands stroke my growing belly and I want only one thing…To give my alpha his baby. AmazonKU
All of her life, Agatha Preston never felt like she belonged. Her parents made her keep secrets about herself and what she was capable of. After their death, there’s nothing for her in the city. She doesn’t know what she’s looking for until she finds it in a small town called Poison. The locals are awful and rude, but she loves the town and there’s no way she’s leaving. There was a human in town and that always had the pack on edge. They had to keep every single part of their lives in check, which was exhausting. Boyan tried to persuade the little human to leave town. There was only one problem—he knows there’s something off about her. Agatha is not quite human, and she’s not quite wolf either. It’s in her scent, in her eyes, and certainly in her ability to heal fast. The woman he starts falling in love with is not all wolf and she isn’t all human. A year ago, they discovered a vet who found out about them, and he tried to turn innocent people into wolves. Several humans had been infected with wolf blood. None of them had survived. The vet had a lot of files in his practice—one of them titled Agatha Preston. Panic unlike anything he’d ever felt consumes him. He finally finds his woman that was all his and now, there was a chance he wasn’t going to keep her. They have to find someone who worked with the doctor before it was too late. Every second she stays in Poison, the stronger her wolf is becoming. Amazon Apple Books Kobo
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